dizilizi

Members
  • Content Count

    55
  • Joined

  • Last visited

About dizilizi

  • Rank
    Advanced Member
  • Birthday 11/26/1972

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Female
  • Location
    Wenatchee, WA
  • Interests
    Running, hiking, camping, teaching, reading, eating

Recent Profile Visitors

1183 profile views
  1. dizilizi

    influenza with a pity party

    hmmm....
  2. dizilizi

    influenza with a pity party

    I"ll take a look. I have both Nom Nom books plus the app, I have Well Fed 1 and 2, as well as the Whole 30 book. I'm not really hurting for recipes, just whole30 compliant recipes my kids and husband can cook. Leftovers for dinner tonight because I just don't want to cook tonight.
  3. dizilizi

    influenza with a pity party

    Not sure if it would work for ground pork or beefalo. I usually thaw chicken and fish in the sink with running water.
  4. I'm a full week into the flu. Not a stomach bug, but the real nasty flu. I'm exhausted, but I've made it to day 19. I've managed to continue to cook for me and my family, but I am so tired. I made a big batch of chicken soup, but don't want to eat any more of it. Not really digging the pulled pork at this point. Oh, and if I want to stay on plan, I have to do the cooking. So instead of resting, I cook. I'm bound and determined to finish, I only have 11 more days, but ...Oh! did I mention that the microwave died too so any meat from the freezer has to be pulled out in the morning? Yep. I've hit a stumbling block and need help getting over it. Last night, the whole family got take out (yummy teriyaki takeout), and I had leftovers. Now lunch is here and I just want a big drippy messy Dusty Burger with fries. I won't have it because, well, I'm quarantined at home. Ice cream sounds great too. I just want to go back to work and I can't. Any suggestions for easy meals? BTW, I'm allergic to beef, so that's one protein down. thanks in advance
  5. dizilizi

    Starting tomorrow!! Jan 7

    I'm starting my 3rd or 4th Whole30 tomorrow. I'm super excited because I need to help my body recover from an Epstein-Barr Virus reactivation, and I am not eating like I should for Hashimotos. Hashi's has taken over my life, I'm gaining weight, I'm exhausted, and because EBV has reactivated, I can't exercise without getting sick. I teach 6th grade. I need to exercise so I can handle the stress in a more healthy way, but even a mile walk wears me out and I have to sleep. Too many miles in a week or one day lifting and I'm in bed for two days. I'm a runner who can't run right now, I've run several half marathons, lots of 5ks, and used to run 12-15 miles/week, so this is really frustrating for me. I am looking forward to helping my body heal, to good sleep, even the crazy food dreams, more energy, and labs that say the virus is dormant once again (I know that may take a little longer). I'm a member of Hogwarts Running Club (yes, it's a real thing, and yes I'm a total nerd). It's a virtual running club and there are several of us who are doing a Whole30 this month. It's a great support system within the Gryffindor common room as we share recipes and encourage each other. At work, I have one coworker who has Hashi's as well and while she isn't eating Whole30, she has started eating a modified paleo diet under the care of her doctor. My family is totally supportive. They have actually been asking when I would be starting because they know we eat better when I'm doing a Whole30. That's probably TMI, but I'm ready and excited. Here we go!! liz
  6. dizilizi

    Day 23....week 2 of diarrhea.

    That is interesting! I have tested positive for a banana allergy, I still eat them occasionally, but I generally avoid them if they have started to brown because they are a migraine trigger. I'm good with pineapple, strawberries, and kiwi. Hmmm...ill have to ask my doc about this. I will be removing FODMAPs for a week to see if I notice any changes. I'm not expecting any.
  7. dizilizi

    Day 23....week 2 of diarrhea.

    I still need to run this by my doc, but I'm pretty sure this whole mess is the result of stress and anxiety! Funny how once I started antidepressants things have calmed down. It's not completely gone, but livable. I was cleared to start running again this week, so even though it's a progression program, I am excited to hit the road again and see the mileage start to increase. Running has always been my stress relief, but when i reinjured myself, well....yeah. I'm sure we will double check FODMAPs, just to be safe, but, I'm not even sure what kind of reaction to look for with them. Getting sick right after eating foods on the list, well, I know apples don't do that to me, neither do onions or garlic. I've cooked with them for years, but if you feed me mangos or avocado, I'm doubled over and puking my guts out within minutes. So painful and not fun. I also don't combine sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds, same reaction. If that's what I'm looking for, I think I'm good.
  8. dizilizi

    Day 23....week 2 of diarrhea.

    So, my gall bladder is perfectly fine. Which is great news. I think we may have this all figured out, though I am cautiously hopeful. Testing FODMAPs may be in the near future, but I'd like to go over the list with my naturopath before I dive in. She is recommending stopping strict paleo while I test FODMAPs, I don't plan on following that advice. The reason I am cautiously hopeful is that as I started a prescription anti-depressant, my gut settled down. Literally within 24 hours of starting the medicine. Looking back at the last month or so, the diarrhea started about two weeks after we started back to school following Christmas vacation. Could all of this be related to stress, anxiety, and depression? I'm going to give it some time and see if it comes back. in addition to the anti-depressant, I have added a probiotic, but that can't possibly work in just a few days. Even if the diarrhea doesn't return, I may talk to my naturopath about FODMAPs. I have never noticed problems with foods in the avoid category, but there are several in the eat in moderation (yellow) that I cannot go near without becoming violently ill. Avacadoes, mangoes, pumpkin seeds, and possibly sunflower seeds. I love apples, eat them almost daily, especially since we live right in the middle of Washington Apple country and I can buy this year's crop at very low prices. $1/pound for honey crisp, less for galas and cameos. Cabbage is weird, I can eat it raw, in slaws and cabbage salsa, sauerkraut, doesn't bother me, but occasionally cooked cabbage does. So, I'm thinking FODMAPs, might be worth a go, when I'm ready. I find it interesting how stress, anxiety, and depression really affect me. Suggestion or advice?
  9. dizilizi

    Day 23....week 2 of diarrhea.

    I inadvertently reduced the amount of fat I am eating and things have settled down although I am so hungry. I'm LDS, and we fast once a month, Sunday was fast Sunday. I can only fast one meal and even then, it's difficult because if I fast, I can't take some of my meds as they upset my stomach. Anyways...for lunch I had roasted veggies and grilled chicken thighs. For dinner I had a beefalo burger with a portabello mushroom, lettuce, mayo, dill pickles, and tomatoes. Breakfast Monday was scrambled eggs, with greens and some fruit, lunch was the last of the roasted veggies and chicken apple sausages, dinner was grilled chicken salad since I couldn't have the street tacos. Breakfast today was a veggie baby food pouch and 2 chicken Apple sausages. For,lunch I had a grilled chicken salad and an apple. I had very little fat and was hungry within a couple of hours. I ended up eating some almond butter as a snack. Totally held me over until dinner. Dinner was amazing, German potato salad, chicken Apple sausages, and saur kraut. I'll see how tomorrow goes. I am torn, part of me hopes my doc is right and it's my gall bladder, but the other side is hoping it's just food. I am a teacher, I don't have time to mess with surgery and recover, but I totally love food and don't want to cut some things out of my diet. I do plan on asking my doctor about AIP and FODMAPs and see what she thinks when I go in next. I do know that there are foods on the FODMAP list that I can't eat, avocados and mangos are not my friends, they make me so sick almost instantly. Onions and garlic have never bothered me. On my first W30, I stopped cooking with garlic, most of the recipes didn't call for it, when I added it back in about 3 months later, I didn't notice any difference in my gut. Broccoli, cooked cabbage, and cauliflower make me bloated, so I am avoiding them right now, though I didn't notice any problems with the kraut this evening. My days are so long, up at 5 or earlier, out the door by 6, at work by 7, teach all day, leave between 3:30 and 4:00, go to the gym or PT, and home around 6pm. Then if my husband or kids haven't cooked, I need to get dinner going. If I cook, it's 7ish before we eat, the. In bed by 9:30. Because I have to wait an hour to eat after I take my thyroid meds in the morning, I have started eating breakfast at school. The question is can I add more? Right now, I don't know. I know this is a process. I loved how Melissa wrote about the grieving process as we give up food in the Whole30 daily emails. I know eventually, I will probably take out some of the foods and then reintroduce them, I'm just not sure when.
  10. dizilizi

    Day 23....week 2 of diarrhea.

    I know you are trying to help, and I do appreciate it. I'm fighting the inevitable. Whole30 was a choice I made so that I felt some control in my life. I have looked briefly at AIP, but again, it's taking things away. I know, when I'm feeling less anxious and angry, I'll be more open to both FODMAPs and AIP. It took me a while to accept having to cut gluten and sugar too. It is a process, thank you for your help and advice. I sat down during church and listed as many blessings as I could. I filled 3 pages in my journal, as I did that, I was able to see that giving up a few foods really isn't that big of a deal compared to all I have. Am I ready to give those foods up even temporarily, I'm not sure because I am also asking my family to give them up to an extent as well. They have been really supportive to this point, but I don't know how supportive they will be of this next step. I know it's temporary, but what if it isn't for everything? I'll have to pick up that book, the more I can learn about Hashi's the better. Thank you so much.
  11. dizilizi

    Day 23....week 2 of diarrhea.

    I can try taking them out of recipes. Friday night I had bockwurst, saurkraut, mustard and. Roasted veggies for dinner and woke up miserable. Lunch was chicken salad. I make it with paleo mayo, canned chicken, homemade dill pickles, bell peppers, and green onions ( just the tops). Oh my heck, not good. I'll be very honest, I hate the idea of having more foods taken away from me. In November, I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's and told to take all gluten and sugar from my diet, literally a week before Thanksgiving. I tried it, totally failed, so at Christmas, I ate whatever I wanted because I knew it would be the last time for the rest of my life that I would get to eat those foods, food that have been a part of every holiday since I was little. I realized that it wasn't just gluten, but all grains have to go for at least six months, if not the rest of my life. I hate it!! Now, I have to give up more?! I'm not sure I am willing. Not only am I giving up foods, but because I tire so easily, I am having to learn how to exercise differently, no more long work outs, I'm not even sure if I'll be able to run anymore, let alone the half marathons I wanted to run this summer. Yes, I am angry, so much has been taken from me and I have no say in it. I am so grateful that I had the chance to summit Mt. Adams this last summer, that I got to backpack into Snow Lakes (in the Enchantments above Leavenworth, WA, with a 50#+ pack) because I don't know how my body will handle it this summer. I love running, hiking, and backpacking. I want to summit more mountains, run more races, and so much more. Obviously, I am frustrated and just a little angry. I'll work it all out, somehow I need to solve this. It just seems like no matter what I eat, it doesn't get better.
  12. dizilizi

    Day 23....week 2 of diarrhea.

    So, I have pulled all but onions, garlic, and apples from my diet (I've never noticed problems with them) and I'm still having problems, but not nearly as bad. My naturopath is concerned that it's my gall bladder. I have an ultra sound scheduled for next Friday. We'll see. I'm now on day 35 and feeling pretty good, other than the diarrhea problem.
  13. dizilizi

    Any impact on PMS symptoms?

    Absolutely no pms this month. I was shocked. I am usually crabby, have at least one good migraine, and am tired and worn down. Not this month. I haven't been feeling well, but not usual pms symptoms, something else is going on with my gut. The last several months I've had severe pms, I think due to depression, but this month, none. I'm loving it. Do hope I have a lighter month as well.
  14. dizilizi

    Day 23....week 2 of diarrhea.

    Called my doc, I'm seeing her tomorrow. I am so bloated and just hurt. The diarrhea has slowed down, but I hurt. I just want my sickie comfort food, which I know I wouldn't be able to eat anyway because toast has gluten. She doesn't think it's my meds, but possibly my gall bladder. I'm not sure I agree, since my first Whole30, I've done a couple Whole14's and honestly have eaten about 70% paleo because I just feel better. While I just want to have ginger ale and toast, I know I won't go there. I'm too close to quit. Any other thoughts? I am going to ask her about FODMAPS, and AIP.
  15. Thank you for the info. This is my second full W30. When I did my first one I didn't have Hashimoto's. I was diagnosed with it right before Thanksgiving. I am doing great this time around. I have noticed huge changes in energy. I can actually make it through a day of teaching and not feel like I want to take a nap during afternoon small groups. I still have to keep my workouts short if I am doing any weights, but a full hour of hot yoga is envigorating. Prior to my diagnosis, I had to stop running due to an injury. I know it will take time, but I want to start running again with the goal of running another half by this time next year. I hike and backpack in the back country here in Central Washington. I'm not giving that up either. Hashimoto's is not going to keep me from doing what I want. My goal is 6 months W30 to let my body heal, then I'll start reintroducing a few things, if I feel like I want to. We will see.