Wendyland

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    Wendyland got a reaction from NannyD in Warts   
    I had warts on my hand several years ago back when I was a vegetarian. Not plantars warts. I'm not sure what they are called. I started taking spirulina and within a week they totally sloughed off. You couldn't tell I had ever had warts. My kids did the beetle juice on their plantars warts and it worked for them.
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    Wendyland got a reaction from Beli in August 1st Group Thread   
    Hi, I'd like to join, I'm another Midwesterner. I'm 36 and the mother to 3 daughters(15, 10, 7). I'm a computer programmer, but lucky enough to work at home. That makes meal prep so much easier.
    I have a lot of health problems that I shouldn't have at my age, mostly due to my weight. I've done at least 4 whole30s to completion. I had many other false starts. I have been very successful at overcoming sugar addiction, but keep going back to the wheat and dairy(and potato chips!) I don't eat them daily, but enough to keep me from healing and losing weight.
    I find it best if I keep things very simple in the beginning. Eggs and meat for breakfast, maybe with some veggies. Meat and salad for lunch with maybe a small amount if sweet potato. Meat and cooked veggies for dinner. I eat more fruit the first week, but taper off as the month goes on. I also try my recipes on the weekend when I have more time.
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    Wendyland reacted to eanderson in August 1st Group Thread   
    Anyone interested in starting a facebook group? I think facebook is a little easier to follow than this forum. 
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    Wendyland got a reaction from EJSmadhatter in August 1st Group Thread   
    Jan, I've also been drinking green smoothies lately. I think smoothies are out for whole30, but maybe someone else can comment. I haven't brushed up on the rules yet. Maybe you can do more of a shot with less fruit. Just enough to make it palatable. I used to not be a big veggie person, either. I like them more and more. I really like them roasted or stir fried.
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    Wendyland reacted to Kalbero in August 1st Group Thread   
    Hello Everyone - I will be beginning this journey for the very first time tomorrow...I am no stranger to "diets" but when my dietician suggested it (and after some research) I decided I would give it a try - my goal: stick to is for 30 days!  I am hoping by reading some of the things others are going through and sharing my experiences it will make the next 30 days a lot easier.  Many of you have inspired me already!  I look forward to our discussions.  Best of luck to all!
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    Wendyland reacted to Barney123 in August 1st Group Thread   
    Hi, I'll be doing the Whole30. I'm a little nervous, since this will be the THIRD time I've tried the Whole30 this summer - and I've failed after a few days each time, because I've rationalized cheats to myself. I'm hoping that the third time is a charm. I don't have four goals: my only goal is to stick to the program and reap the benefits. 
     
    I'm feeling really stuffed and gross from cookies and Mac n Cheese this evening. Change needs to happen now. Glad others will be doing it with me!
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    Wendyland got a reaction from raptah in I feel like a cranky, entitled, TEENAGER! Anyone understand?   
    Wow, I could have totally written this. I ended mine a little over a week ago, then I went to a baseball game in a club suite with a buffet. I felt like I was entitled to "everything"! I drank soda and ate brownies. I felt terrible. Then I went to a music festival the next day and figured that since I was off the wagon, I might as well have a corn dog and cupcake. I have had gut pains and gas all week.
    Alas, tomorrow is a new day. I like the idea of sticking to basic primal (mark Sisson style) and see how I feel on that.
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    Wendyland got a reaction from raptah in I feel like a cranky, entitled, TEENAGER! Anyone understand?   
    Wow, I could have totally written this. I ended mine a little over a week ago, then I went to a baseball game in a club suite with a buffet. I felt like I was entitled to "everything"! I drank soda and ate brownies. I felt terrible. Then I went to a music festival the next day and figured that since I was off the wagon, I might as well have a corn dog and cupcake. I have had gut pains and gas all week.
    Alas, tomorrow is a new day. I like the idea of sticking to basic primal (mark Sisson style) and see how I feel on that.
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    Wendyland got a reaction from raptah in I feel like a cranky, entitled, TEENAGER! Anyone understand?   
    Wow, I could have totally written this. I ended mine a little over a week ago, then I went to a baseball game in a club suite with a buffet. I felt like I was entitled to "everything"! I drank soda and ate brownies. I felt terrible. Then I went to a music festival the next day and figured that since I was off the wagon, I might as well have a corn dog and cupcake. I have had gut pains and gas all week.
    Alas, tomorrow is a new day. I like the idea of sticking to basic primal (mark Sisson style) and see how I feel on that.
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    Wendyland got a reaction from Meg Poore Tuttle in Struggled..... "Failed"   
    I'm on my 3rd whole30. Each time, I had several false starts. Try to learn from the experience. What caused the lapse? Not being prepared enough? I try to have lis of complaint yummy food around to keep me on track. I also take it easy on myself and do a lot of pampering at first. Once the days start go by, it starts to become habit.
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    Wendyland got a reaction from Meg Poore Tuttle in Struggled..... "Failed"   
    I'm on my 3rd whole30. Each time, I had several false starts. Try to learn from the experience. What caused the lapse? Not being prepared enough? I try to have lis of complaint yummy food around to keep me on track. I also take it easy on myself and do a lot of pampering at first. Once the days start go by, it starts to become habit.
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    Wendyland got a reaction from Meg Poore Tuttle in Struggled..... "Failed"   
    I'm on my 3rd whole30. Each time, I had several false starts. Try to learn from the experience. What caused the lapse? Not being prepared enough? I try to have lis of complaint yummy food around to keep me on track. I also take it easy on myself and do a lot of pampering at first. Once the days start go by, it starts to become habit.
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    Wendyland got a reaction from JJB in W30 is so great it's bumming me out.   
    I think that many, many people eat carefree and also feel like crap. Most don't realize it's their food that's making them feel so bad. They think they need medication. I feel lucky that I found the path to better health. I definitely have internal battles. I've been trying to change for years. Over time, I've let go of many food associations but there are still foods that make me want to pout and stomp my feet because I can't eat them. I try not to let my mind go there and find a distraction.
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    Wendyland got a reaction from Meg Poore Tuttle in Struggled..... "Failed"   
    I'm on my 3rd whole30. Each time, I had several false starts. Try to learn from the experience. What caused the lapse? Not being prepared enough? I try to have lis of complaint yummy food around to keep me on track. I also take it easy on myself and do a lot of pampering at first. Once the days start go by, it starts to become habit.
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    Wendyland reacted to midgetinthebox in What's your fav dish to bring to parties?   
    I love doing deviled eggs. Most people usually like them and then you get to wow everyone by saying you made your own mayo!
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    Wendyland reacted to amnfive in Starting Whole30 on September 16 - need help and support, please!   
    "Baby steps doesn't work for most people. We highly recommend committing to perfection and making it happen for 30 days"

     
     
    The above comments puzzles me in so many ways. We are all HUMANS, not robots. Keep trying and you will succeed.
    Perfection is not the goal, just healthy living and eating good food is the goal.
    All the best to you!
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    Wendyland got a reaction from Photo_Mom in Migraines   
    I've also had migraines for about 15 years.  I get auras where I see zig zagging lines and lose part of my vision.  It's really scary when it happens.  I haven't been able to find what triggers them.  I know two other members of my family (both women) who also get them.  I found by coincidence that b12 injections help me.  I did a series of shots and now give myself one a month.  I've only had one migraine since last November and that was when I was late taking my shot.  I was getting one every three weeks last fall.   I hope that a change of diet will get my b12 levels back up naturally and I can quit the shot. 
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    Wendyland got a reaction from AshleyAnth in Starting Day 1!!   
    Kisha, corn is a grain.  A lot of people react badly to it.  I don't feel like I have an reaction to it, but still avoid it for the most part. 
     
    Jaclyn, good luck!  I've done a few whole30s.  It really helped me form a better relationships with sweets.  I still eat them, but I'm very satisfied with a small portion.  Most things taste sickeningly sweet to me now. 
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    Wendyland got a reaction from Nadia B in Nadia and 2 rounds of Whole30. The magic isn't happening?   
    First of all, beautiful name. My oldest daughter is named Nadia. It's not very common where I live.
    Your post was very inspiring. I'm trying to convince myself to start a whole30. I need it after going on a cruise last week.
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    Wendyland got a reaction from graciousr in Day 5 - empty hungry?   
    I totally had that feeling the first week to a week and a half. By two weeks, it was pretty much gone. Hang in there!
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    Wendyland got a reaction from bookishrunner in ADHD   
    Hi, I'm glad you posted. My daughter has adhd. I've been doing paleo on and off but haven't fully switched the kids to being grain free. I'm determined to keep her off meds. We tried concerta and it was a horrible experience, but it did help her at school. I've been giving her krill oil, b complex, and a children's magnesium/calcium/zinc supplement. They seem to be helping. I'd like to try the gaps protocol diet this summer to see if it helps. I think it would take more than the whole 30 to make a difference. A friend of mine is an editor and gave me a chapter on adhd that was in a natural medical journal. It had some great info on supplements. If anyone is interested, send me a message.
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    Wendyland got a reaction from bookishrunner in ADHD   
    Hi, I'm glad you posted. My daughter has adhd. I've been doing paleo on and off but haven't fully switched the kids to being grain free. I'm determined to keep her off meds. We tried concerta and it was a horrible experience, but it did help her at school. I've been giving her krill oil, b complex, and a children's magnesium/calcium/zinc supplement. They seem to be helping. I'd like to try the gaps protocol diet this summer to see if it helps. I think it would take more than the whole 30 to make a difference. A friend of mine is an editor and gave me a chapter on adhd that was in a natural medical journal. It had some great info on supplements. If anyone is interested, send me a message.
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    Wendyland got a reaction from ScoutFinch in 100 Days of Awesome "Whole 100" Group Log   
    Hi, I'm Wendy. I've done a couple whole30 but eased back into bad eating. I was diagnosed with a disorder a couple months ago where I have too much cranial fluid and it causing symptoms that mimick a brain tumor. There's a good chance that if I eat right and lose weight, that I can heal this problem. If it gets worse, I'll have to have a shunt installed to drain the fluid. So, I have a big motivation to stay compliant.
    My diet has been good the last couple of months. Only a little honey in my tea and sour cream now and then. So, it shouldn't be too much of a shock to my system. I will miss my honey.
    My birthday will be day 100, so I'm planning a whole99 . The hardest thing for me is meal planning and social situations. I bought a food dehydrator so I plan to make some jerky to keep on hand.
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    Wendyland got a reaction from Moluv in Hot water with lemon is my new morning jam   
    I just bought a food dehydrator. I dried some sliced lemons and have been adding them to my water. They taste great. A bit more mild and sweeter and less acidic. I make sure I buy organic lemons so that I can use the skin and all.
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    Wendyland got a reaction from Moluv in Hot water with lemon is my new morning jam   
    I just bought a food dehydrator. I dried some sliced lemons and have been adding them to my water. They taste great. A bit more mild and sweeter and less acidic. I make sure I buy organic lemons so that I can use the skin and all.