Physibeth

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    Physibeth got a reaction from Renata Sue King-Dewar in Organic Baby Spring Mix   
    Don't worry about the nutritional label, worry about the ingredient label. All foods have some natural sugar in them, especially fruits and veggies and that is required on the nutritional label. We are concerned about added sugar. I'm going to guess that unless you salad had a dressing with it or something like dried fruit or nuts there is not sugar on the ingredient label.
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    Physibeth reacted to pjena in Jen's Post W30 Log   
    The weekend was good and bad.  The baby shower was very fun.  Everyone had a good time.  My SIL enjoyed it, which is what matters most.  I had fun getting ready for it with my mom.  I got rave reviews as hostess.  That all matters so much more than the bad, which is that I drank too much wine and ate WAY too much sugar.  Ugh!  I mostly just ate frosting yesterday.  Ugh, ugh, ugh!  I sent as many leftovers home with people as I could and then sent the rest to soccer practice to get rid of them.  14 yo boys are GREAT for getting rid of unwanted cupcakes!     So, keeping life in perspective, I had a fun weekend that involved a fundraiser for the school, time with my mom and a great event at my house.  The rest doesn't matter.  So, moving on.  I am glad the event is over.  I put a ton of work into it and was exhausted when it was over.  But, it meant a lot to me to put on a nice event for SIL and for all of the family who came to my house.  Most of them haven't seen the house since we redid the kitchen so I also wanted to show it off a bit.     My husband and kids get credit to for moving tables and chairs and couches and helping clean and set up.  It was a family affair, for sure.  And, then they got kicked out for the actual party.   I'm happy to get back to normal calm now, though, in life and food.  We have the usual running around this week, but I think I should be able to get in some walks and yoga and plan to eat calm, normal foods.  I have no events anytime in the near future which would require baking.  Which is very good!  I obviously still can't handle it.  I probably never will.  Best to avoid it as often as possible, I think.  I did get rave reviews for my cupcakes, though, which felt good.
     
    Back to reporting my day - eggs, kale, fruit, coffee w/ CM.  salad, avocado, tuna.  walk.  salad with shredded taco chicken and guac.  yoga.  after yoga something.
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    Physibeth reacted to GFChris in Day 26 - Clothes still fit the same. How could this be?   
    First off, it's a positive that you feel great and have lots of energy.
    On the clothes fitting the same, you still have 6 days. There could be a whole host of things working for or against you.
    Your deprivation comment makes me wonder whether you're eating enough. Can you post 2-3 days worth of your food, including portion sizes, daily beverage consumption, and nightly hours of sleep?
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    Physibeth reacted to LucieB in Day 26 - Clothes still fit the same. How could this be?   
    " I'm not sure how it is possible that I can deprive my body of so much only to have nothing visible to show for it. I know, I know. This isn't about weight loss. But lets face it... weight loss is a desired "side effect" for many who do this."
    'Deprive your body?' Where in the program does it say to deprive yourself? This is a nutritional reset program designed to realign your relationship with food, help identify foods that are causing ill effects, and heal the body.
    Deprivation? Methinks you're too focused on the "side effect" and missed the real goal here.
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    Physibeth reacted to jmcbn in Exercise ability decreased since start of whole30 - day 23   
    Other than the avocado in the last meal you have listed I see no mention of any fat.

    Fat is just as important as protein in your meals as it gives a good slow release, sustained energy. The oils you are using for cooking are pretty negligible so it does no harm to add an additional source - it's really hard to overdo it as it is so satiating.

    The potatoes will have made you feel better because you'll have replaced depleted muscle glycogen - if you know you are going to do a hilly walk like this in the future it may help to increase your starchy veg intake on the day prior to the walk too. Muscle glycogen does not normalise on it's own on a daily basis so if you're depleting your supplies it's important to replace them.

    I see no mention of any pre or postWO meal here either - the pre you may not have needed, but the post would have aided in recovery for sure - don't short change your body of food/fuel that it needs.
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    Physibeth reacted to jmcbn in Sober Partying but still with the hangover??? Day 21   
    Yeah, there are a couple of things at play here:

    Not enough food in general
    Not enough sleep
    Not enough water
    Switching from protein post WO to fruit

    Your breakfast doesn't look too bad, but you're counting 3-4 olives at lunch? Just add a heaping handful and be done with it!

    Your dinner on days 19 & 20 are particularly lacking in fat. Fat provides that nice slow sustained energy,and is necessary for brain health - often when people are suffering from headaches they find that adding more fat to their meals really helps.

    Go back to template (and switch back to protein postWO), increase fat intake & water, try to get a better hold on your sleep (sleep is key in general health) and see how you go.
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    Physibeth got a reaction from BrittanyHernandez in When husband isn't bought in...   
    Instead of thinking about it as foods you can't eat, think about it as foods you are choosing not to eat.
     
    The power of words and attitude are incredible. Don't be a victim, don't be on a diet, make empowered choices about what you are putting in your body.
     
    When I stopped telling people "I can't" and started telling people "I don't want...I'm choosing not to" it rocked my world!
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    Physibeth reacted to SugarcubeOD in awful nausea and fatigue   
    Nuts are notoriously hard on the digestive system so you may want to step away from nuts and nut products until you get your meal templates dialed in... 
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    Physibeth reacted to jmcbn in awful nausea and fatigue   
    You seriously need some protein.
    Protein will give you staying power to last the 4-5hrs, fat will give you sustained slow burn energy, and the veg will give you that nice full feeling from the fibre.
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    Physibeth reacted to CaGirl in Mayo help!   
    Immersion  is the way to go.. No need for room temp egg..  I use a wide mouth mason jar.. Leave the immersion blender on the bottom for a little bit then slowly pull it up… You can watch it coming together..  Doesn't take long at all… Takes longer to wash the stick blender than it does to make the mayo
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    Physibeth reacted to praxisproject in When husband isn't bought in...   
    We're a only-one-Whole30er household and it works just fine, you just need to work together on some boundaries and rules.
     
    We do the pantry-sections thing and same with the fridge & freezer.
     
    Sometimes we cook together and he adds things to his after that I don't eat, sometimes he just eats what I eat (roast potatoes are always a winner!).
     
    While it may seem harder, being exposed to seeing things all the time is actually good for you, as in life you can't live in a bubble.
    You will see people eating stuff you're choosing not to eat, so being able to cope with that really makes everything easier
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    Physibeth got a reaction from praxisproject in Coconut Oil (liquid) vs Coconut Oil (solid)   
    I always judge the real start of summer here in non air conditioning land by when my coconut oil stays liquid most of the time. lol
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    Physibeth got a reaction from BrittanyHernandez in When husband isn't bought in...   
    Instead of thinking about it as foods you can't eat, think about it as foods you are choosing not to eat.
     
    The power of words and attitude are incredible. Don't be a victim, don't be on a diet, make empowered choices about what you are putting in your body.
     
    When I stopped telling people "I can't" and started telling people "I don't want...I'm choosing not to" it rocked my world!
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    Physibeth got a reaction from BrittanyHernandez in When husband isn't bought in...   
    Instead of thinking about it as foods you can't eat, think about it as foods you are choosing not to eat.
     
    The power of words and attitude are incredible. Don't be a victim, don't be on a diet, make empowered choices about what you are putting in your body.
     
    When I stopped telling people "I can't" and started telling people "I don't want...I'm choosing not to" it rocked my world!
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    Physibeth reacted to LadyM in Well, gained all my weight back! Having trouble finding a healthy balance Post-Whole30   
    This is the subject of W30 co-creator Melissa Hartwig's new book, out this fall. If it's any consolation, this is a struggle for many people.
     
    I'm afraid without having done proper reintroductions it's difficult to know how to best move forward.
     
    Personally, what works best for me is to stick to template meals the majority of the time and to decide on a rare case-by-case basis if ingesting a less-than-optimal food or drink item is worth it. This means every now and then I enjoy an adult beverage. So far, I've deemed it worth it twice this year. It also means for me ice cream a few times in the summer. I don't stress out about added sugar and weird oils in the rare processed foods I might eat. Ketchup, for example. I buy organic so I know there's no HFCS in it. But I eat it a handful of times a year, honestly.
     
    For me, in my context, this is the way forward eating in a healthy balanced way. When I throw caution to the wind and allow in dairy, grains, too much fruit on a regular basis, it becomes a slippery slope and the sugar dragon roars. But if I isolate the off roading experiences and return to template eating immediately following it, I do just fine. 
     
    But that's me. And I'm human, so sometimes I don't adhere to it 100% even though I know it works best. Then I suffer. Then I get back on the horse. It seems this is life.
     
    So, good for you for returning to the forum, to the program. Try not to beat yourself up anymore. And my best advice is to take it one meal at a time. String together as many compliant template meals in a row as you can until you start to feel better.
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    Physibeth reacted to LadyM in LadyM's seduction continues (sur son propre velo)   
    My sugar dragon is a real beast. Enjoyed three solid template meals today and found myself longing for fruit after dinner. Mouth hunger not belly hunger. And desire for mindless hand-to-mouth eating. Boredom. Tiredness.
     
    I don't have any fruit in the house and I was seriously tempted to get in my car and go pick up a bunch of grapes. But then I remembered how bloated fruit makes me and decided not to. Realized maybe this liver drama is actually a gift.
     
    Side note: it's more than a little hilarious that I am at a point in which talking myself down from the ledge is about grapes. Makes me feel a little nuts. But also, if I step back and look at it from a slightly different angle, it helps me see how far I've come. 
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    Physibeth reacted to pjena in Posting   
    I have a brown thumb but I love the idea of growing vegetables!  We always grow a few pots of veggies in the front yard mostly so that the kids realize that food grows from dirt not from the supermarket. 
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    Physibeth got a reaction from BrittanyHernandez in When husband isn't bought in...   
    Instead of thinking about it as foods you can't eat, think about it as foods you are choosing not to eat.
     
    The power of words and attitude are incredible. Don't be a victim, don't be on a diet, make empowered choices about what you are putting in your body.
     
    When I stopped telling people "I can't" and started telling people "I don't want...I'm choosing not to" it rocked my world!
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    Physibeth got a reaction from LadyM in Physibeth's Post-W30 Log   
    I got rid of the digital clock because that glaring number was causing my sleep anxiety. I tend to turn my phone upside down on my bed stand table. My husband also freaks out if he can't get hold of me, especially when he is travelling.
     
    I think I actually slept mostly through the night last night. Yay! At least when I finally gave in to looking at the phone it was 6am and not 3am. I did lay in bed and read until my alarm went off.
     
    Facebook reminded me that I joined my gym (where I now am employed) five years ago today. What a journey that decision has taken me on. Really it was my desire to be fit enough to teach that eventually got me down the real food path that led to Whole30. How different your life can be in just 5 years.
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    Physibeth reacted to orca_chick in Overeating?   
    I love how people make rude comments about the size of my salad and yet say nothing to the person eating a big mac, large fries, and a coke.  It's so interesting.
     
    Mldunkle, my salads are gigantic and I hear negative comments about them all the time.  I usually use at least 2-3 cups of assorted greens (spinach or romaine are in my fridge this week), a full grilled chicken breast, a hard boiled egg, 1/2 an avocado, and 5 moderately sized strawberries sliced on top.  I usually top with a drizzle of olive oil and balsamic.  Funny, the same people that say negative things about the size of my lunch have also been the ones commenting about how good I've been looking lately.  Trust the template.  It works.
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    Physibeth reacted to LadyM in LadyM's seduction continues (sur son propre velo)   
    YES!
     
    Seasonal shifts, these in-between periods, are by nature unstable. So, of course we'll feel anxiety. Having rhythm and routine and genuine nourishment (food, movement, rest, play) IS the antidote.
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    Physibeth reacted to LadyM in LadyM's seduction continues (sur son propre velo)   
    Thanks so much for the link, Beets. I just passed it on to a student in my advanced nonfiction class. I teach creative nonfiction, and it's amazing what women (it's mostly young women who take these classes) bring to the page when invited. Our bodies have so much to say if we let them.
     
    Update from FMD: my liver is taking on the burden of shifting hormones and it needs more support. So, a new supplement should help. Continuing to exercise, to eat W30 style, to drink plenty of water should all help us see a shift over the next couple weeks. Everything else is on target. Just need to be persistent and patient.
     
    I really needed to hear what was going on and receive confirmation that things are moving in the right direction. Liver and gallbladder do so much. And we can't see them, so we hardly pay attention. But the liver congestion is the reason why I feel my body can't process food, especially sugars. FODMAPS in general, and especially sweet potatoes and fruit lately. They just make me feel stuffed and enormous and super uncomfortable. Excess fats are also intolerable. But this won't be a forever thing. So that's very reassuring.
     
    And I need to begin cultivating a bit more of an outward focus, I've decided. Being a writer, a meditator, a contemplative by nature, all makes me turn inward by default. Doing W30 as a self study exacerbates this tendency as well. It's not a bad thing; in fact, it's something most people need more of. But me? I need to be out in the world, interacting with other humans, animal, nature, on the regular. When I don't, I can get trapped in my own thoughts. So, teaching is especially good for me. Having yoga teacher training and conferences and workshops for the next six weeks is also a good thing.
     
    Anyway, continuing to get my house in order, both literally and figuratively, in preparation for shining forth into the world is my new focus. This may be a case of, though I dread saying it, fake it until you make it. I can't make my body change instantaneously, but as long as I have faith and confirmation that everything is moving in the right direction, I can stay on the path and do my best to practice nonattachment to the outcome. This is my self prescription for sanity, for health, for calm.
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    Physibeth got a reaction from Beets in Physibeth's Post-W30 Log   
    So I don't know if I've mentioned this before, but I work for a homeschool co-op on Tuesdays doing childcare. Littles in the morning and bigger kids in the afternoon. We took the bigger kids to the park this afternoon for 2 glorious hours in the warm spring sun! I'm a little red on the chest and arms, but man did I need that dose of sunshine! Really the only thing I miss about not running anymore is the fresh air and sun it afforded me.
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    Physibeth got a reaction from Beets in Physibeth's Post-W30 Log   
    I haven't run really since I did a 10k in March 2014. I teach so much that I've not really found the time to train like I was before. I worry about overdoing cardio as well. I think I do need to find a way to put walking in my life again though. Perhaps with my camera as I miss that.
     
    Woke at 3:30ish in the morning again. I tried to will myself from looking at my phone and finally gave in and saw an email that make me angry so I never really fully fell back asleep. Just dosed on and off while reading. The first time I realized I had fallen asleep on the book I put it up and then my mind just started churning so I just decided that the sleep I got when I dozed off was better than laying in bed staring at the ceiling. Grr.
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    Physibeth reacted to rudeandnotginger in Day 18 - Stomach Flu or Food Reaction?   
     
    Feeling much better! I'm pretty sure now that it was a stomach bug because my husband got sick right after me and had the same symptoms/duration. Still, just to be on the safe side I've scaled back my kombucha to 16 oz. a day, tops. I think I'm going to extend my Whole30 by at least a couple of days because I feel like 3 days of potatoes and bone broth cheated me out of some healing nutrition.
     
    Thanks for the advice, everyone!