Liliona

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    Thank you! The soup sounds good, but I don't know about breakfast. I know I should eat something besides potatoes for breakfast...but the thought makes me a little nauseated. Our go-to was yogurt and cereal and on the weekends eggs (with cheese - lots of cheese). I can manage tomatoes, salsa, and that sort of things. Sweet potato is fine. Maybe I can try some type of roasted veggies, like root veggies and squash, etc. and see if that is something I can manage. Definitely need to start salad with meals though - there is not enough green in our diets. Thanks for the warm welcome!
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    Liliona's Log

    Who am I? I'm 56, I'm really very (morbidly) obese, newly diabetic, with HBP and acid reflux. I've spent a lifetime getting here. I have a son who's made me insane though I love him dearly, now living two states away. I have an amazing wonderful husband of almost 20 years who has always loved food as much as I do and we are NOT good for each other in that respect. We're wonderfully happy together and I can't imagine life without him. We virtually never fight and well...we have one of those marriages that everyone else wants to have whether they know it or not - we're that good together. My mother died when she was 60 - because she was fat and unhealthy. I only had her 23 years. I miss her dearly and recently have realized I'm going to see her again much sooner than I want to unless I do something drastic. So while Whole30 isn't a diet, it hopefully will do exactly what we need, break our habits of just grabbing a burger and fries or ordering pizza whenever we're in a hurry, buying junk food snacks when we're taking a car trip, ice cream every little bit, etc. My husband is worse than me with the sugar - much worse. Thankfully when I suggested this, he agreed. That I was crying and telling him I truly believe I might die if we don't do something may have helped. Whatever it takes. So...today is not day 1. Today is day 11. I'm doing pretty good. WAY better than I expected, actually. I've had no cravings to speak of, no desire to get a drink or eat chocolate., no nausea, no exhaustion, no "kill all the things" moments. Some minor headaches which may be more related to a lack of caffeine than anything else...maybe blood sugar as they generally go away when I eat. But generally I feel good! Better than I did 12 days ago. The biggest problem I have is getting enough vegetables. We were better week 1, but my husband became kind of ill on day 5 - he has IBS-D and he's had serious stomach problems, bloating and cramps. So he's gone from eating the planned meals to W30 Chicken Soup and applesauce and soft eggs, etc. I'm of course trying to eat what he does to some extent. And I HATE vegetables for breakfast - just can't stomach them before about 11 a.m. So breakfast is usually eggs, sausage, with potatoes or maybe fruit or today some tomatoes. Lunch is usually left-overs from the night before and dinner is whatever is on our list. Tonight it was supposed to be chicken tikka masala with zucchini and yellow squash. That's not going to happen because I have a metric ton of pulled pork left over from carnitas and slaw I made on Tuesday and the soup we made last night. I need a salad.
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    Starting Jan 1, 2020

    Thanks!
  4. Liliona

    Starting Jan 1, 2020

    I just wanted to say, I made gravy last night with the broth from my pot roast, using 4T of arrowroot flour and 2T of water (I'd read that you have to double what you'd do with cornstarch). It did thicken and it tastes good, but it's weird...it's almost "stretchy" - as in you lift the ladle out of the pan and it stretches a bit like the slime kids play with. When you mix it into your food it loses that and is fine. I don't know how else to describe it. LOL Next time I'll try tapioca flour and see if it's more like corn starch.