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Everything posted by littleg

  1. Timing for very long shifts

    Nice to see a post from you I just wanted to say, again, lord bless residents. I have no friggin' clue how you survive. If you move to Albany I still promise to cook for you!
  2. So many dishes to wash

    Have you guys ever heard of Katy Bowman? She is a biomechanist and pretty popular in the ancestral health "world". She talks a lot about how we all "exercise" every day for 30 min, an hour, whatever... but that we "outsource" all our chances to have natural movement - doing dishes, hanging laundry on the line, moving the lawn without a sit-on (I don't even know what they are called!) mower... things like that. If you fill your life with lots of little movement you don't need to "exercise" as much! Just like the OP realized PS - even chairs/sofas/beds let us outsource movement. Sitting on the floor uses your core. Sitting on chairs and sofas, nope. Not to mention the effort to get up and down off the floor (want a good workout - try going from lying to standing 30 times - I'm not kidding - it is tough!).
  3. Why does my mayo taste like metal/meat?

    What is the exact recipe you use?
  4. I only buy AroyD (I think it tastes the best). I used to just keep it in the can once opened (didn't know better) but now keep it in a mason jar with a plastic lid. Target sells plastic lids for wide mouth and regular ball jars. It keeps 5 days or so for me this way vs going bad in 2 in the can.
  5. 4 months post partum. Little man is breastfed exclusively (via boob and bottle). I put on about 27-30 lbs during pregnancy and within 2 weeks of delivery ~20 were gone. Over the next 6 weeks I got back down to within about 6 of pre-preggo weight and have been there for the last 2 months. I was on bedrest for close to a month though due to a traumatic delivery so I suspect that the amount of fat is higher than the # suggests since I must have lost muscle. It has only been the last 2 weeks or so that I've been able to do what I would even consider "work outs". I've been walking pretty regular since 2 months PP but there was too much pain/weakness to do anything else. I spent 24 hours away from babe once and the amount he took via bottle was pretty much the same as I pumped so I'm nervous about a supply drop since I don't seem to have an oversupply. Is it too soon to start thinking about this? Should I just keep rockin' the elastic waist bands and sighing at the pictures that show my pooch hanging over my old pants? If it isn't too soon - how should I go about trying to lean up a bit while still giving my body what it needs to feed a baby that is on track to nearly triple birthweight in 6 months...
  6. Well, 10 months of poo would certainly account for the 5 lbs
  7. Feeling Very Weak

    At 10 weeks postpartum I was still having all sorts of body temp wackiness - I routinely was soaking the bed at night sweating... I don't know when it stopped exactly (I'm 4.5 months PP now and no more weird temp issues!) but that *might* not be W30 related. The lightheaded stuff... that could be
  8. Homemade hot sauce?

    Has anyone made (or found commercially) an alternative to Frank's Hot Sauce? It is compliant but it is soooo salty that for casserole recipes that call for 1/2 -3/4 c I'd rather not use all the Frank's called for but still have the flavor come through. Thanks
  9. Working 12 hour night shifts

    I used to work 12h days so not quite the same but still shift work in a hospital... I posted a lot of pictures in this log. Some of which were at work. When the ER is slow, do air squats
  10. It sure can! Are you posting in a log yet or one of the threads where a group of people with a similar start date post to support each other? If you can stick with crossfit you can stick with W30 Not quitting in the middle of a WOD is a lot tougher than black coffee!
  11. @SugarcubeOD Its ok! I was more wondering about experiences with trying to lose weight (like, it doesn't, until little one weans), supply issues related to eating... things like that. And for the record - the number on the scale doesn't bother me. Its the shape of my body right now... I think it might be time to just buy some clothes that do fit well and wait until the monster decides he is done with boob juice I'm doing a W30 right now with my family so maybe that will slim out my middle * a little * and I'll just be thankful I've got friends who sell LuLaRoe clothes!
  12. I never asked for ways to hack the whole30... I was asking moms how they went about trying to get back to a physique that made them happy after having a baby
  13. Have you tried Magnesium? Magnesium Serene and Magnesium Calm are two popular brands. If you get unflavored they are compliant. Probably won't help with the gassiness but might help you poop! I take the full 800mg dose (2 tsp) of Magnesium Serene to help with regular pooping. The Calm brand is a lower mg/serving. Also, is your probiotic a pill or fermented foods? You get more bang for your buck from real fermented foods than pills - more like the way we were meant to get the little buggers into our guts Kombucha is a pricey (yet tasty!) option, fermented carrots and ginger (vs sauerkraut)... things like that. And one more crazy thing. I'm about 4 months post partum and was having the WORST constipation for about 2 months. I went every day but they were rabbit pellets and when they bunched together... holy painful. I read about resistant starch and started incorporating a lot of cooked and cooled potatoes into my diet. I also upped the Magnesium. I don't know which helped but I'm still eating only cooked and cooled potatoes (meaning I never just make a potato and eat it - I cook a bunch so they can cool before being reheated and eaten) and taking daily Mg. All good on the poo front now! Bloating is tough - its whack-a-mole trying to find the culprit... in general fewer gassy veggies (broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts) and more veggies like lettuce, spinach, zucchini etc might help! I'm sure each person on here can tell you what makes *them* gassy but out of your list apples (oddly enough) are my issue... If you do decide to do the FODMAP thing maybe finish your W30 first - see if in 30 days W30 changes help sort things out before doing two things at once.
  14. BEST brussel sprouts EVER

    this looks good! I have compliant liquid smoke at home. I wonder how much to use...
  15. 2 weeks post partum and of course I need help with poop After 1 poop in 8 days after a 48 hour induction and subsequent labor... I'm now back to my usual 1x a day in the morning routine. But its like rabbit pellets and not super comfy with the wonderful hemorrhoids that I was lucky enough to get I don't want to take colace if I can help it because in general I don't like to take medicine. Pre-little man I took magnesium each night and if I wasn't careful I had the opposite problem. I'm now taking a dose higher than I used to (800mg), I'm eating literally POUNDS of fruits (usually apples, which used to help move things along promptly) and veggies, I'm drinking a minimum of 100 oz of fluids a day (homemade seltzer, tea, kombucha <-- probiotics in there too)... I'm not doing a strict W30 right now but I'm avoiding things that I perceive as "constipating" - dairy, rice cakes (my usual deviations from strict compliance). I'm eating a TON of fat too - I've even been eating 1-1.5 tbsp of solid coconut oil each day on an empty stomach because in the past that has emptied me out like an enema! But the rabbit pellets persist! Is this just a rite of passage for post partum and I just need to wait it out or is there something I'm missing? Thanks!
  16. Should I be worried? In an effort to not just eat white potatoes for starch at every meal I've been eating more butternut squash and baby carrots. Baby definitely takes on an orange hue around his nose if I munch my way through... 8-12 oz of carrots :/ Googling seems to say my milk might also be an orange hue. It isn't. Problem or not?
  17. That has senna in it which is a stimulant laxative so be careful with that I think it can lead to dependency... try magnesium (and cooked and cooled potatoes if you don't think I'm totally off my rocker ).
  18. Baby Led Weaning

    Thanks! I'm a pediatric RN so have baby CPR... PMed you for the FB group. What is the blog? Book?
  19. Baby Led Weaning

    I'm going to hijack this... the Master is 12 weeks tomorrow. I'd like to try BLW (not yet, a few months down the road) but am clueless... were there any resources that you guys found useful and would recommend? Also, if BLW is a huge success does this mean that I don't need to spend a ton of time pureeing foods...? This would make me very happy.
  20. Just wanted to update this. Full serving of magnesium (800mg I believe, Magnesium Serene) and lots of cooked and cooled potatoes. planted the seed for the potatoes. In the past when I overdid it on potatoes I noticed poop got softer so I figured I'd try it again. Not sure if its one or the other or both. But 'rhoids are finally going into hiding and the rabbit pellets are gone!
  21. I bring a cooler up w me each night b/c I pump once and it saves me coming downstairs... if you have a cooler you could do the old standard of HB eggs with some veggies and guac, dump ranch, etc. Or another serving of dinner - eating one handed will reinforce good "not gobbling your food habits I have a six week old. 3 hrs off the boob is a good stretch for us. Still mostly 2 hrs overnight. I don't eat at all at night. I eat a ton during the day. I bring up 1L of seltzer to drink but that is it. Are you eating enough during the day?
  22. What's on YOUR plate? Whole 30 food photos!

    @Trina Jackson drool @NoMoreCrunchyCravings Hanging in there! He's up almost 5 lbs in 6 weeks! We are getting a few 3 hr stretches of sleep from him now. He's still really cute - though he exploded out of both ends at once this morning and got sprayed off in the kitchen sink Good thing breastmilk poop doesn't stink! butternut squash, haricots verts, breakfast sausage under eggies while bub was SLEEPING (though not long enough to eat it...)
  23. Do you feel gassier? None of the foods that you are eating seem to be the "big" offenders (maybe onions and cauliflower...). Here are the articles I've read. One (mom's diet may matter) Two (mom's diet doesn't matter) Personally, if I were you and there were really a big difference in the fussiness of my little guy I'd bail on the W30 (and I say this coming from the perspective that I would give almost anything to help my little guy feel better right now). There are so many great things about the W30 that you can incorporate into your life but still eat foods that didn't seem to upset him as much. Get rid of the biggies (I'm not implying these are things you do, just that these are the most important tenets of health to me) - no soda, no high fructose corn syrup, no artificial colors, no processed foods, no crappy vegetable oils, if you can, buy organic especially for the dirty dozen for produce and fatty cuts of meat since the antibiotics, fertilizers, etc that the animals are exposed to are stored in the fat). The other thing you can do is sort of ease into the W30 - do a meal per day for a week, then two, etc do try to build up a "tolerance" to the increased amount of fruits and veggies. And lastly - one of the things I finds helps the most for our guy is baby wearing. He just seems much more comfortable when he spends most of the day on me (and vertical with some belly pressure). I'm not sure if that is something you do already or are capable of incorporating. Good luck
  24. I have a 5 week old... with reflux/gas issues. So I've been doing a lot of reading about mom's diet and baby's issues. Some sites say there is no relation (except for cow dairy - most will say to try cutting that out) and some sites say that the old wives tale of "if it gives mom gas it gives baby gas" is true and they suggest cutting out broccoli, cabbage, onions, brussel sprouts and some other high gas foods (this was from Dr. Sears website). I've been mostly W30 since his birth and have only noticed one correlation between the two of us. A friend brought us some non W30 food that was $$$ from a local organic store, so I ate it: quinoa, canola oil, dairy... all sorts of "healthy" stuff I don't normally eat. And boy did *I* feel it - worst gas I've had that I can remember and about 20 hours later our little guy went into his worst night yet... screamed for hours arching, bearing down... the episode ended with a burp that a 300 lb drunk man would have been proud of. My mother in law thinks that my diet may be causing his issues (as though dairy and gluten and preservatives will somehow make him better...?) but she may be partially right in that I don't really need to eat close to 2 lbs of really gassy foods a day (I've been loving roasted broccoli and a creamy coleslaw lately - so I'm eating A LOT of broccoli and cabbage). I have no gas from these foods (I'm actually the least gassy I've been in years) but maybe they are too much for a 4.5 week old gut - I don't know. What I tried yesterday was to switch out veggies - more spinach, zucchini, green beans, snap peas, cucumbers - and less of the "offensive" ones. He had a bad night last night but I'm sure it was too soon to tell. What foods are the most different that you are eating now? Do you think it is ones you have taken away or added in?
  25. After seeing Tessemae's at Whole Foods for quite some time I finally broke down and bought my first, pretty, wax-sealed bottle. It tasted like watery oil. I taste no lemon at all, maybe a hint of garlic. Did I get an off bottle? Everyone raves about this brand. Or is raving about Tessemae's just the paleo-W30-cult thing to do?