Pipi

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Pipi last won the day on April 28 2019

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  1. Pipi

    Starting April 7th for "spring cleaning!"

    Hi @LadyLisbette and @Elizabeth33 hope you are both doing well? Hard to believe it’s been nearly 3 weeks! I am still shocked at the amount of washing up I’m producing but otherwise things are becoming pretty normal which is fortunate given I’ve months to go. ive had my twin granddaughters here this weekend which has been glorious and ludicrous. They are not converts to whole30 so I’ve been cooking double meals all weekend! @LadyLisbette I’ve become a convert to hash as well. My mum used to make it and we called it bubble and squeek. Healthwise im really feeling benefits - more steady energy and mood. I had one allergic reaction to kiwi fruit which was nasty - and I’m very sad to add kiwis to my nogo list. But better to know and I will retry in 6 months. i am still trying to get back into exercise but I find work, life and this eating plan is using up my will power. I’m hoping the more habituate I become the more space I have to tackle other issues. all the best for week ahead
  2. Pipi

    AIP day one tomorrow 8 April 19

    Funnily enough my rheumatologist gave similar advice - basically to ignore suggested reintroduction schedule and trial food I most miss first but to do it slowly i have always had a restricted diet because of broad allergies but I'm missing something so in some ways reacting to a reintroduced food would be a good thing - just hope it's not coffee or eggs!
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    Starting April 7th for "spring cleaning!"

    Happy week two everyone! And week 1 @Elizabeth33 im feeling very positive but totally knackered. I was reading about day 10 being a roadblock for many people- and I get that the novelty of endless shopping, prepping, cooking, cleaning up and eating is wearing pretty thin but having said all that I feel determined. i spent an hour or so plotting out my reintroductions which take me all the way through to October. Its a long haul but it does mean many weeks I get back a food. Right now I'm hanging out for May when fingers crossed I get back eggs, butter and cheese- omelette time! thanks @LadyLisbette for salmon suggestion - it's a good idea which I will follow up. I'm eating a lot of avocado and olives which seem to be more filling all the best
  4. Pipi

    Starting April 7th for "spring cleaning!"

    Morning everyone! its Saturday in my part of the world and I couldn't be more grateful for the weekend. Really looking forward to the space and time to do a bit more reflecting and planning. similar to @HopingtoHeal I'm struggling with the meat. I have ethical concerns with factory farming and the whole industrialisation of animals. Living in the middle of a city means I can get ethical meat but it's sooo expensive so I only eat it occasionally. My fall back has always been eggs and cheese - both banned on AIP. So three meals of meat is going to break my bank balance or my morality yesterday was a bit of a fail for me. I had grandkids in the early morning (my daughter is a nurse) and then took the day off to care for a friend in final stages of cancer. I was vaguely organised foodwise but in the hurleyburley of it all I lost my appetite and motivation. Ended the day on couch with project runway and leftovers- not such a bad Friday night! @LadyLisbette your comment made me laugh! I'm a psychologist but can never get hypo and hyper right in my head which has lead to some pretty confusing conversations but yes way too much cholesterol. Unfortunately it's a genetic problem in processing fats. A few years back I did try 6months of a paleo diet with the support of a nutritional medicine doctor but my cholesterol results just kept climbing and eventually I had to accept that for me paleo/AIP/whole30 etc sill needs to be low fat and more from avocado and olive than meat. The rest of my family are on medications so staying under clinical threshold is my goal. i did like sound of your fridge @LadyLisbette - it has motivated me to spend tomorrow shopping and preparing. And right now I'm going to Bunnings- if I can't drink coffee and eat croissant I can buy flower seedlings all the best to everyone on this journey!
  5. Pipi

    Starting April 7th for "spring cleaning!"

    Yep @HopingtoHeal I share your day 3/4 rubbish-ness went home with thumping headache yesterday (day 3) and pretty bloody ordinary today (day 4) although I seem to have lost my appetite which is a relief bring on the good stuff!
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    AIP day one tomorrow 8 April 19

    Hey @Lorna from Canada and @mywholelife___ How are you both doing? my day two was okay but I feel a bit like some nutty squirrel animal carrying a winters worth of food around with me! I left the house with enough vegetables to feed a tiny army and ended up with a stack of empty Tupperware on my desk - and still hungry! the last time I did this it was around day ten I crossed over to feeling relatively full - so I guess I just have to wait it out I Lorna I get what you are saying about limited choice - I've thrown out or given away everything that's noncompliant so I know I can eat whatever's in my kitchen and nothing else. Makes it pretty simple for my tecord day 2: turkey rissoles orange chocken soup salad chicken & kumera fish, spinach, zucchini
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    AIP day one tomorrow 8 April 19

    Dai 1 turkey, Kumera & zucchini rissoles chicken, pumpkins & leek soup salad & 1/4 avo orange porterhouse, roasted kumera & fried mushrooms with spring onions no exercise Supplements taken (yay me!) woke up feeling under the weather - probably from the weird shite I'd eaten on final day. I know! it's such a rookie era had a 2 hour commute to work because my bloody city is reinventing the train network all in all mediocre day but food was okay part of the AIP protocol is no pepper, tomatoes, chilli etc so I spent several minutes hunting for pepper only to remember it's in the bin super sad face... I swear it's the lack of spices on AIP that's going to be hardest part
  8. Pipi

    Starting April 7th for "spring cleaning!"

    How's everyone travelling? I hit the hungry monster stage today. Despite eating two lunches I was famished by 4pm. Fortunately I had my dinner with me as I was going out after work so it became afternoon tea and I had to do an emergency dash to the supermarket for dinner. during my fourth meal at work my boss asked if she was imagining things or had I been eating all day. Yep pretty much i don't eat enough fats to stay full but I have genetic hypo cholesterol and just can't risk pushing it further so I just focus on fibre and protein - and eat a lot! Anyways I hope everyone are feeling like whole30 superstars
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    AIP day one tomorrow 8 April 19

    Dai 1 turkey, Kumera & zucchini rissoles chicken, pumpkins & leek soup salad & 1/4 avo orange porterhouse, roasted kumera & fried mushrooms with spring onions no exercise Supplements taken (yay me!) woke up feeling under the weather - probably from the weird shite I'd eaten on final day. I know! it's such a rookie era had a 2 hour commute to work because my bloody city is reinventing the train network all in all mediocre day but food was okay part of the AIP protocol is no pepper, tomatoes, chilli etc so I spent several minutes hunting for pepper only to remember it's in the bin super sad face... I swear it's the lack of spices on AIP that's going to be hardest part
  10. Pipi

    AIP day one tomorrow 8 April 19

    Thanks for your well wishes! do you have any advice/experience to share about reintroduction? i have so many things to trial it feels like it will take a lifetime! From reading bits and pieces it seems like allowing 4 days to test impact of each food should be enough - what do you think?
  11. Pipi

    Starting April 7th for "spring cleaning!"

    Hi Folks i too am starting on 8th which is tomorrow being as I'm in Australia I'd be keen to be in touch with others who are starting around same time - I know from having done this before that's sharing the ups and downs makes it easier. i'm feeling positive and keen but whenever I go off grains I have a few very rough days of fatigue and irritability - so a bit nervous too so good luck everyone I hope it's a joyful journey and not too many bumps along the way!
  12. It's a beautiful autumn Sunday in Melbourne (Australia) and I am on a tram slightly fixated on my last cappuccino for the next 30+ days. tomorrow I launch myself into the Auto Immune Protocol (whole 30 with few less things). I'm feeling pretty ready and actually quite excited. I have has anaphylaxis for nearly 40 years so familiar with food restrictions and have done whole 30 a couple of times but I have never been truely systematic about reintroducing foods - and have eventually found myself back at eating in a haphazard way. This time I have been strongly encouraged by a recent bout of sickness to get on top of my diet. I want to know how well I can be if I genuinely manage my diet. I have some autoimmune joint fatigue thing going on which I may need to accept as ongoing condition but I really really don't want to until I know I've done everything I can do. as well as diet I've committed to 30 mins exercise a day, taking prescribed supplements daily, good sleep, and regular relaxation from my rough calculations it will take about four months to methodically reintroduce foods. I'm hoping to be sorted by spring! in the mean time eating and drinking and coffee are huge part of my social life so I'm making plans for recreation that involves art, film and nature