GlennR

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    GlennR got a reaction from CaGirl in What A Serving of Eggs Looks Like   
     
    Looks a little skimpy to me...
     

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    GlennR got a reaction from Carlaccini in The crazy things people say   
     
    Ooh, and for extra crazy points, add: "I have pictures here, want to see?" -- and reach for your phone. Betcha they sidle away and never bother you again.
     
    (Yeah, I'm a five year old.)
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    GlennR got a reaction from ladyshanny in Let's talk (non-traditional) breakfasts   
    I'm an egg eater, so it's very rare for me to have eggless breakfasts. But here are a couple from the past:
     

     
    Slow cooked beef stew with butternut squash, kale, and onions
     
     

     
    Chicken sausage with kabocha squash and apples
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    GlennR got a reaction from AmyS in The crazy things people say   
    I haven't had to deal with too many (or any) crazy things. But reading through this forum, it occurred to me that TMI may sometimes be your best response.
     
    For example: "If I eat that, my poo turns green and syrupy."
     
    Let them respond to that! 
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    GlennR got a reaction from AmyS in The crazy things people say   
    I haven't had to deal with too many (or any) crazy things. But reading through this forum, it occurred to me that TMI may sometimes be your best response.
     
    For example: "If I eat that, my poo turns green and syrupy."
     
    Let them respond to that! 
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    GlennR got a reaction from CaGirl in What A Serving of Eggs Looks Like   
     
    Looks a little skimpy to me...
     

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    GlennR got a reaction from CaGirl in What A Serving of Eggs Looks Like   
     
    Looks a little skimpy to me...
     

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    GlennR got a reaction from Carlaccini in The crazy things people say   
     
    Ooh, and for extra crazy points, add: "I have pictures here, want to see?" -- and reach for your phone. Betcha they sidle away and never bother you again.
     
    (Yeah, I'm a five year old.)
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    GlennR got a reaction from CaGirl in What A Serving of Eggs Looks Like   
     
    Looks a little skimpy to me...
     

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    GlennR got a reaction from Carlaccini in The crazy things people say   
     
    Ooh, and for extra crazy points, add: "I have pictures here, want to see?" -- and reach for your phone. Betcha they sidle away and never bother you again.
     
    (Yeah, I'm a five year old.)
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    GlennR got a reaction from AmyS in The crazy things people say   
    I haven't had to deal with too many (or any) crazy things. But reading through this forum, it occurred to me that TMI may sometimes be your best response.
     
    For example: "If I eat that, my poo turns green and syrupy."
     
    Let them respond to that! 
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    GlennR got a reaction from AmyS in The crazy things people say   
    I haven't had to deal with too many (or any) crazy things. But reading through this forum, it occurred to me that TMI may sometimes be your best response.
     
    For example: "If I eat that, my poo turns green and syrupy."
     
    Let them respond to that! 
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    GlennR got a reaction from Carlaccini in The crazy things people say   
     
    Ooh, and for extra crazy points, add: "I have pictures here, want to see?" -- and reach for your phone. Betcha they sidle away and never bother you again.
     
    (Yeah, I'm a five year old.)
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    GlennR got a reaction from AmyS in The crazy things people say   
    I haven't had to deal with too many (or any) crazy things. But reading through this forum, it occurred to me that TMI may sometimes be your best response.
     
    For example: "If I eat that, my poo turns green and syrupy."
     
    Let them respond to that! 
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    GlennR got a reaction from AmyS in The crazy things people say   
    I haven't had to deal with too many (or any) crazy things. But reading through this forum, it occurred to me that TMI may sometimes be your best response.
     
    For example: "If I eat that, my poo turns green and syrupy."
     
    Let them respond to that! 
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    GlennR got a reaction from CaGirl in What A Serving of Eggs Looks Like   
     
    Looks a little skimpy to me...
     

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    GlennR got a reaction from AmyS in The crazy things people say   
    I haven't had to deal with too many (or any) crazy things. But reading through this forum, it occurred to me that TMI may sometimes be your best response.
     
    For example: "If I eat that, my poo turns green and syrupy."
     
    Let them respond to that! 
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    GlennR got a reaction from Carlaccini in The crazy things people say   
     
    Ooh, and for extra crazy points, add: "I have pictures here, want to see?" -- and reach for your phone. Betcha they sidle away and never bother you again.
     
    (Yeah, I'm a five year old.)
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    GlennR got a reaction from AmyS in The crazy things people say   
    I haven't had to deal with too many (or any) crazy things. But reading through this forum, it occurred to me that TMI may sometimes be your best response.
     
    For example: "If I eat that, my poo turns green and syrupy."
     
    Let them respond to that! 
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    GlennR got a reaction from AmyS in The crazy things people say   
    I haven't had to deal with too many (or any) crazy things. But reading through this forum, it occurred to me that TMI may sometimes be your best response.
     
    For example: "If I eat that, my poo turns green and syrupy."
     
    Let them respond to that! 
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    GlennR reacted to missmary in The crazy things people say   
     
    This is a tricky question. I'm someone who eats pretty darn close to the whole30 every single day, but I am not "on" a whole30. It took a while, but basically, I had to get to the point where I make my own decisions. I own them. I can't say: I don't eat that because Dallas and Melissa say I shouldn't. I say: I don't eat that because I don't want to (because I know it makes me feel like crap afterwards). This was an important distinction for me. Doing a true whole30 requires careful vigilance about minute quantities of ingredients that can feel a little out of balance. Now that I'm post-whole30, I'm willing to continue to be careful and read labels and avoid soy like the plague, for example, but I give a tiny spec of sugar a pass because I know my body can handle that quantity. I give baby red potatoes a pass when they appear on my plate at a restaurant. The way I'm eating just feels more natural and sustainable that way.
     
    Now, you may find post whole30 that you don't want to reintroduce anything ever. But even if you don't, you are now doing meadowlilly's plan, which just so happens to be exactly the same as the whole30. It's your choice, and you can continue to make that choice for as long as you want.
     
    Or another perspective, which I've seen play out on the boards: sometimes when people don't take these choices on as their own, they may do a whole30 or a whole60 or a whole100 or whatever and then once it is "done" the rebel takes over and they go right back to SAD. Not being "on" something means I'm never "done" I just make choices one by one as they present themselves, using my whole30 experiences to guide me.
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    GlennR reacted to kirkor in Whole30 Sample Reintroduction Schedule   
    Be sure to take the time to acknowledge your accomplishment thus far. Give yourself the victory, so to speak.
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    GlennR got a reaction from CaGirl in What A Serving of Eggs Looks Like   
     
    Looks a little skimpy to me...
     

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    GlennR reacted to veromama in Day 20 and still bloated!!   
    Thanks! Wow, quite a list there are a lot of things I recognize from what you write and I'm working on them. The last 2 days I filled a large lemonade jar with water and a slice of lemon and put it on the table. This way I don't forget drinking. And I'm really trying to make meals as relaxed as possible, paying attention to chewing properly. This is a hard one and I won't solve it until the weekend. But I am aware of it and there's already progress.
    I had another terrible night and it already started before I hit the bed. I slept 3x half an hour before it all got better around 5:30am. Luckily baby slept very well and only woke to nurse 2x.
    I had excruciating pain and it came and went. At some point I started to panick and wanted to wake my husband, because I couldn't even find a position to ease it. I had very bad diarrhea and also had to throw up. This was really strange and thick. I was constantly thinking what changed. Than I realized it: the past days I suddenly increased my fish intake. And quite dramatically. I think my body couldn't handle the big change. So today no fish and so far I feel good.
    The strange thing is that even though I barely slept for 2 days, I feel good during the day and my mood is great. I'm patient with the kids and do every kind of things. Also my milk supply is just great, no drop.
    Another good thing: without eggs, nuts, onions and bananas, it's going great. No bloating, barely any gas. I think I will wait still a couple of days to make sure the nightly stomach disstress is gone, than I will try to add back eggs. Wish me luck
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    GlennR got a reaction from Robin Strathdee in 5 hour energy   
     
    Rest and sleep and time. Without stimulants (not just 5-hour and caffeine, but also added sugar) to keep you artificially high, your body is starting to feel the real fatigue these things have kept from you all these years. And the only real cure is to give yourself what you really need: the time to recuperate.
     
    Short term: try coffee again, or tea. Or (and this is sort of contradictory), catnaps. Better to deliberately close your eyes for 15 minutes in your car or on your desk than let your tiredness catch up with you and force a timeout on you.
     
    As you said, your energy will rebound (and then some!) in no time at all.
     
    Hope this helps. Good luck!