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    LadyM got a reaction from anniejean83 in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Hi gang! I've hopped on the bandwagon and am attempting to grow a SCOBY in my pantry from a bottle of regular GT's and a cup of sweetened black tea. I feel like a kid again doing a science experiment. So fun!
    Though when I was in the fifth grade I never imagined I could have partners in crime from all over the world via the magic of the intarwebs. . . . Love. It.
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    LadyM got a reaction from ag919 in Changes in Menstrual Cycle   
    My period was five days late with my Whole30, and I've never ever ever ever in the 25 years I've been menstruating been late. Not through chemo, marathon training, nothing.
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    LadyM reacted to jmcbn in Corned Beef   
    If it helps I'm Irish, living in Ireland, and we don't actually eat cabbage & corned beef on St Patrick's Day. It's not even considered a National dish.

    In fact back in the day beef was very expensive here & if we could get it it would have been eaten fresh. Most Irish got their first taste of beef when they arrived in the States where beef was more widely available & less expensive, and they treated it in the same way as they would a bacon/ham joint (ie. any joint that wasn't from the leg) - they brined it.

    So don't feel bad aboout not eating that corned beef - nobody here will be either - in fact going on my food prep for this week I'll be eating a chicken & spinach curry!!

     
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    LadyM reacted to ladyshanny in EDITING POSTS   
    Effective Thursday, August 27, 2015, members can no longer edit their own posts indefinitely.  Unfortunately the constant editing in the threads was causing issues within the forum, necessitating the change.  
    Members will now be allowed to edit their own post for 15 minutes after publishing (for fixing typos or adding a quick afterthought).  Beyond that initial 15 minutes, the post will be considered closed and can only be edited by an administrator or moderator.
    Thank you very much for your understanding and for helping the forum to run as smoothly as possible.  
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    LadyM got a reaction from jmcbn in constipation   
    Natural Calm is a magnesium supplement that a lot of folks around here tend to use, jmcbn.  
     
    More thoughts for vozelle: Others don't have great results with it. Personally, I take a magnesium supplement from Biotics Research and sometimes I have to take huge doses (like 15 capsules). Other times I need to back way off. I think it has to do with stress and all kinds of other things that change constantly. 
     
    Epsom Salt baths work wonders for some people, too. Just keep experimenting.
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    LadyM got a reaction from jmcbn in constipation   
    Natural Calm is a magnesium supplement that a lot of folks around here tend to use, jmcbn.  
     
    More thoughts for vozelle: Others don't have great results with it. Personally, I take a magnesium supplement from Biotics Research and sometimes I have to take huge doses (like 15 capsules). Other times I need to back way off. I think it has to do with stress and all kinds of other things that change constantly. 
     
    Epsom Salt baths work wonders for some people, too. Just keep experimenting.
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    LadyM got a reaction from vozelle in constipation   
    I might try increasing the dose of digestive enzymes and take them with each meal, increase the natural calm and only take it before bed, and increase starchy veggie portion, especially with meal 3. In my experience, it does take time, persistence, and patience. I know it's worrying, but being stressed about it doesn't help matters.
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    LadyM got a reaction from jmcbn in constipation   
    Natural Calm is a magnesium supplement that a lot of folks around here tend to use, jmcbn.  
     
    More thoughts for vozelle: Others don't have great results with it. Personally, I take a magnesium supplement from Biotics Research and sometimes I have to take huge doses (like 15 capsules). Other times I need to back way off. I think it has to do with stress and all kinds of other things that change constantly. 
     
    Epsom Salt baths work wonders for some people, too. Just keep experimenting.
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    LadyM got a reaction from Tom Denham in constipation   
    You can order it online or find it at a health food store, most likely. There are other magnesium supplements as well. You might want to do some research. The majority of us--even those who eat Whole30 style long term--have a magnesium deficiency. I take a supplement every day.
     
    It also looks like you're not eating much, if any, greens. Have you considered adding some to your diet?
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    LadyM got a reaction from Tom Denham in constipation   
    Have you tried a magnesium supplement beyond the milk of magnesia? Folks around here like Natural Calm (unflavored, only). You could also soak in epsom salts--or drink them or take castor oil if you're really alarmed and feel you need a BM immediately.
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    LadyM got a reaction from Tom Denham in constipation   
    You can order it online or find it at a health food store, most likely. There are other magnesium supplements as well. You might want to do some research. The majority of us--even those who eat Whole30 style long term--have a magnesium deficiency. I take a supplement every day.
     
    It also looks like you're not eating much, if any, greens. Have you considered adding some to your diet?
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    LadyM got a reaction from Tom Denham in constipation   
    Have you tried a magnesium supplement beyond the milk of magnesia? Folks around here like Natural Calm (unflavored, only). You could also soak in epsom salts--or drink them or take castor oil if you're really alarmed and feel you need a BM immediately.
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    LadyM reacted to missmary in ADHD meds, whole30, self doubt   
    You are not alone.
     
    I don't have the same issues or experiences or take the same medication, but this ruminating you are doing is familiar.  Many people report wanting to change more more more or doubting they can really do the whole30 because of some medication or other issue. You can. You can do the whole30. You can follow all the rules and even follow all the recommendations regardless of this medication. Do that.
     
    We do not recommend suddenly stopping meds--especially psychiatric meds--without the guidance of your doctor. The whole30 doesn't require it. You may be in a better place to consider reducing your medication after you have made your way through the program. As you embark on the program, take care to make sure you are eating the meal template amounts three times every day, and including a fist-size of starchy veggies in at least one meal (preferably at night), a palm-size of protein, a thumb-size of good fat and a wide variety of non-starchy veggies at every single meal including breakfast. This will help support your body and your brain while you are doing the program. good luck! and don't hesitate to ask for help if you need it.
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    LadyM reacted to missmary in I gained weight on Whole30, What to do now?   
    All good advice above. The thing that sticks out for me, though, is your size: you wear a small or extra small in clothes, but still feel you need to lose weight. Why? Do you hope to become an extra-extra small? why? I would do some hard thinking about goals here. If the idea of the number 150 seems "too high" to you, but you look great and have lots of energy weighing that amount, maybe that idea is the thing to shift, not the weight.
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    LadyM got a reaction from ladyshanny in Affording Whole30 on a Budget   
    I love hearing about everyone's experience with this. It has helped me tighten the reins on my food budget, something I wasn't sure could be done without too much sacrifice. But it can! I've been able to reduce spending from $100/week for myself to about half that by relying on whole chickens, eggs, ground meat, and canned fish for protein; limiting fruits; using frozen veggies and greens as well as local root veggies wintered over at the farmers market--and mostly eating coconut oil and homemade ghee for fat. I'm actually enjoying the challenge and simplification.
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    LadyM got a reaction from jmcbn in Affording Whole30 on a Budget   
    I budget about $400 a month on food for myself, though I don't always spend quite that much. I do think that starting out requires investment in pantry staples that don't need to be replenished weekly or monthly, so it might not sting quite as much next month. I know there are some good threads and or blog posts on this subject.
    FWIW, I remind myself that eating this way is an investment in my health and will reduce medical costs and suffering down the road!
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    LadyM reacted to missmary in Ladies Only Privacy Disclaimer   
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    LadyM reacted to jmcbn in The New Rx Bar - Chocolate Sea Salt   
    *My* concern would be that dates are listed as the first ingredient - compliant or not that's a sugar bomb right there.....
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    LadyM got a reaction from jmcbn in Affording Whole30 on a Budget   
    I budget about $400 a month on food for myself, though I don't always spend quite that much. I do think that starting out requires investment in pantry staples that don't need to be replenished weekly or monthly, so it might not sting quite as much next month. I know there are some good threads and or blog posts on this subject.
    FWIW, I remind myself that eating this way is an investment in my health and will reduce medical costs and suffering down the road!
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    LadyM reacted to ladyshanny in constipation   
    Have you tried them cooked as opposed to raw? Greens sautéed in the fry pan with a bit of fat and some garlic is delightful!  
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    LadyM got a reaction from Tom Denham in constipation   
    You can order it online or find it at a health food store, most likely. There are other magnesium supplements as well. You might want to do some research. The majority of us--even those who eat Whole30 style long term--have a magnesium deficiency. I take a supplement every day.
     
    It also looks like you're not eating much, if any, greens. Have you considered adding some to your diet?
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    LadyM got a reaction from Tom Denham in constipation   
    Have you tried a magnesium supplement beyond the milk of magnesia? Folks around here like Natural Calm (unflavored, only). You could also soak in epsom salts--or drink them or take castor oil if you're really alarmed and feel you need a BM immediately.
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    LadyM got a reaction from ladyshanny in Affording Whole30 on a Budget   
    I love hearing about everyone's experience with this. It has helped me tighten the reins on my food budget, something I wasn't sure could be done without too much sacrifice. But it can! I've been able to reduce spending from $100/week for myself to about half that by relying on whole chickens, eggs, ground meat, and canned fish for protein; limiting fruits; using frozen veggies and greens as well as local root veggies wintered over at the farmers market--and mostly eating coconut oil and homemade ghee for fat. I'm actually enjoying the challenge and simplification.
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    LadyM got a reaction from jmcbn in Affording Whole30 on a Budget   
    I budget about $400 a month on food for myself, though I don't always spend quite that much. I do think that starting out requires investment in pantry staples that don't need to be replenished weekly or monthly, so it might not sting quite as much next month. I know there are some good threads and or blog posts on this subject.
    FWIW, I remind myself that eating this way is an investment in my health and will reduce medical costs and suffering down the road!
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    LadyM reacted to abbyn in Affording Whole30 on a Budget   
    One thing I want to add is to look outside the grocery store. We just have a Walmart and Sav-a-lot in my town so if I want a very specific grocery item I have to drive 20 minutes to the nearest grocery store. In the last few years a local meat store has opened (it started out super inexpensive and has now gone up quite a bit in price, but I can still get really inexpensive ground pork and affordable pork butt that isn't factory farmed.) A produce place also opened last summer and is open year round, in the summer they carry local produce. Every town I've lived in has had some kind of international grocery store where I could find a good price on olive oil, bulk tea, canned goods, unsweetened coconut, olives and sometimes they even carry cheap produce. When I was visiting my grandma in PA I went to an Amish bulk food store and stocked up on coconut oil, ghee, and nut butters. Stop into stores you've never been in and see what they have to offer!
    I would love to someday get everything I need right here in town between the meat and produce store, local cream and eggs from my own backyard.