Terresa

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About Terresa

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  • Birthday February 14

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    Female
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    West Coast of Canada
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    Travel, RVing, camping, reading, nature, animals, history.

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  1. Terresa

    My Whole 30 2.0

    The vertigo persists. Wow, I'm really going to need that W30 to give my poor body a break when all this is over!
  2. Terresa

    My Whole 30 2.0

    Well, that certainly went sideways. The cold triggered my vertigo, so bedrest and meds cancelled my W30. Once the vertigo subsides again, I'll restart.
  3. Terresa

    My Whole 30 2.0

    Thank you! I know that the cold meds set me back, but I guess I need them, if only so I can sleep. I'm carrying on with eating for a W30 despite taking them, if only to get into the routine.
  4. Terresa

    My Whole 30 2.0

    Yesterday lunch: fruit and nuts Yesterday dinner: steak and salad, with olive oil and balsamic vinegar So, although it was a good first day, food-wise, by mid-afternoon it was clear that I'd caught the head-cold that's doing the rounds. I am sick, which is going to make things very difficult, especially with the sore throat. Trying not to take anything might be a fail. Still, I did manage breakfast this morning. Breakfast: my go-to If the cold gets too hard to deal with, I may have to restart this W30 in a few days.
  5. Terresa

    My Whole 30 2.0

    2019 Was a huge year for transitions in our family. Although it was mostly in good ways, I got to the point where I was using too many "spoons" per day and not stopping to even try to recover. I had an ME crash in early November. In addition to all the usual symptoms of my chronic illness flaring madly, I gained 10 pounds in about 10 weeks and my digestive system has slowed to a crawl. Now it's time to care for my body properly again. Breakfast: 2 eggs, fried in coconut oil, with a mound of spinach - quick, easy, and I can make myself eat it when I don't want to eat. 1 cup coffee, straight up. Remember to eat within an hour of getting up. This is a good start for me, as I hardly want to move for the first 2-3 hours of the day. Goal: Hard-boil 6 eggs to have on hand.
  6. Terresa

    Back after almost 7 years

    I did the Whole 30 in 2013, with great success. I've been living with a chronic illness for nearly 16 years, and gaining control of my digestive issues really helped me manage and cope with my illness. This past November I crashed. Doing too much and not looking after myself properly. I'm starting to come out of that severe symptom flare-up now, and I'm hopeful that another Whole 30 will help me regain my "balance" and settle down my digestive system once again. My body needs a break, and today I have started that break by starting a Whole 30.
  7. Terresa

    The crazy things people say

    "Wow. I never thought of that!" or "There's actually sugar in that?" or "What the h*** IS that?" These I hear so often now, when I get someone who insists that ingredients in whatever they've made are all compliant, to actually check labels with me. My friends and acquaintances are getting an eye-opener!
  8. Terresa

    The crazy things people say

    _________________ It's called deflection. While you're defending your choices, you should be kept sufficiently distracted from noticing his. At least that's what's supposed to happen.
  9. Terresa

    Spending way too much $$ on groceries!

    Wow, missmunchie, that's a REALLY huge price difference!
  10. Terresa

    The crazy things people say

    Just had the "that so-called Paleo thing is nonsense" conversation with a friend. She is a natural food/anti GMO proponent, but cannot and will not accept that grains were not in the hunter/gatherer diet. Well, they were certainly not a staple, which she agrees to, and they were certainly not in the forms we commonly see now, which she also agrees to. But giving them up is nonsense and a fad. She's an English Lit major. I have a degree in Ancient History. We both have health issues. Mine are more severe/debilitating. She is about twice my size (taller, bigger boned, more excess weight) and an authority (self-styled) on all things healthy. I am misguided. Do I feel superior? No, just a little frustrated. Have I told her she's wrong. No, just that her way doesn't work for me. I am still "misguided". Ok. I shall be blissfully misguided then.
  11. Terresa

    The crazy things people say

    I had a well-meaning, if misguided acquaintance give me some "sage" advice on dieting, when she heard me telling someone which foods I'm avoiding.. "It's all about calories in, versus calories out," she said. "If you want to lose weight, you have to make sure you burn more than you take in. That's it. That's the secret. Doesn't matter what you eat." She looked at me like I had two heads when I replied that weight-loss wasn't my goal. "Then why deny yourself?" she asked, obviously taken aback. I explained that I'm trying to heal my stomach, which is my focus for this W30. She looked puzzled. Then shrugged, obviously concluding that this answer was a ruse to cover my true motives, and replied, "Just remember, calories in versus calories out."
  12. Terresa

    Spending way too much $$ on groceries!

    Fresh fruit and veggies that are locally grown and in season can be a little cheaper than the out-of-season imports here. Local free range eggs cost more (instead of $2.50, they are $3-4 a dozen, but boy are they worth it! Local, grain-fed meats are not cheap, but again worth it for the awesome flavour alone. Being on the coast, we do pretty well with catch-of-the-day prices. Overall, I figure I'm at least breaking even for what I'm saving on ice cream.
  13. Terresa

    The crazy things people say

    I got that this weekend camping too!
  14. Terresa

    The crazy things people say

    A friend's father:"So, eat white bread. There's no wheat in that!"