MeadowLily

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    MeadowLily reacted to Herz51089 in Type 1 Diabetes   
    Thank you! I've been doing pretty much the same as you have and I was just given the idea of trying packs of dehydrated fruit to keep on hand along with the almond butter packs. I didn't know about grape juice so I'll have to try that in the future.
    I use to wear a pump for eight years but had too many problems on multiple pumps that made me go into DKA. My sugars have been pretty good on shots other than dropping at night but I've seem to have figured that out, fingers crossed. As for the CGM, I have thought about it for wearing it at night. 
    Since being in the whole 30 I haven't had any highs at all but it's only been a few days. My lows have been little so not much needed for correction. I'm not dropping to 40s in the middle of the night and then pigging out on whatever so I can get back to sleep and then wake up with 300 blood sugar. 
    Thank you again! 
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    MeadowLily reacted to Herz51089 in Type 1 Diabetes   
    I started the whole 30 yesterday with my family. I've been a diabetic for 24 years and takes shots multiple times a day.  I normally eat a vegetarian lifestyle because of taste. I use to be prone to seizures at night but they have stopped for a couple months now. I talked with my Endo prior to starting. We talked of lowering my Lantus and actually eating meat full time so I don't drop as often. I know that this has helped type one diabetics in the past with their sugars. Normally I would eat tabs when my sugar has fallen low during the day and peanut butter and juice in the evening. I know that juice is compliant but is there any thing else to use to get sugar up quick and...
    Looking to hear stories (good or bad) about others that have taken the journey with whole 30? 
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    MeadowLily got a reaction from Herz51089 in Type 1 Diabetes   
    More.... from TravelPhotoWriter
    As a Type 1 diabetic (31 years) who is more healthy by all tests than most every "normal" person I know, I am a living test-case of any argument about impact on blood sugar, as I completely regulate my blood sugar manually So I'm just giving input into your pondering from the point of view of rise/fall of blood sugar... White sugar, brown sugar, coconut sugar, maple syrup & honey, raw or not, all create a quick spike in glucose, nothing "slow" or "low" carb about any of them.  Agave actually is much less of a spike than the others listed; I absolutely need less insulin to process agave than the others I listed.
     
    It seems to me too that you got a bit "spanked," but I'm sure it's meant well. EVERYONE ANYWHERE is merely expressing an opinion based on what is working for them at this time in their life and what keeps them between the rails they set for themselves; just think - all vegans feel very, very sad for all "mislead" Paleos! (Kinda gets to be like religions clashing, eh?  ) But none of us are YOU. My understanding & DEEPEST POINT OF RESPECT for the actual founders of W30 is that ultimately they suggest, once "clean", be your own experiment to find out what works for YOU & what doesn't.  
     
    I personally like black coffee..
    ENJOY YOUR JOURNEY!! I'm loving mine!
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    MeadowLily got a reaction from Herz51089 in Type 1 Diabetes   
    Google Whole 30 Type 1 Diabetes.  You'll find many threads.
    One of the best is written by Travel Photo Writer.  It made a big impact on me 3 years ago. 
     
    TravelPhotoWriter on 16 June 2014 - 07:48 PM
     
    I'm a Type 1 Diabetic for 31 years. For EVERYONE, bread/starches, lactose (dairy sugars), white potatoes, corn, etc increases blood sugar. The only items that keep my glucose even-keeled are Proteins (meat), low-starch veggies (the ones approved on W30), healthy fats, and sparing low-sugar fruits (like berries, NOT like mangos or bananas).  No amount of avoiding these items temporarily will have them break down any differently when they are consumed.  If you want great #s to continue, your great habits need to continue.
     
    Personally, I "triage" things that up my glucose. Example: mashed potatoes are absolutely NOT worth it to me, so I don't eat them, EVER.
    The book It Starts With Food (a.k.a. ISWF) goes into some pretty eye-opening description of what dairy does to blood sugar! Yikes, I didn't know when I was slamming quarts of it the years before my diagnosis....
    No amount of avoiding these items temporarily will have them break down any differently when they are consumed.  If you want great #s to continue, your great habits need to continue.
     
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    MeadowLily reacted to ShannonM816 in Type 1 Diabetes   
    @spitzerphillips if you can find something compliant to treat your low blood sugar, great -- but if you can't, or if it somehow gets low enough that you need a definite, tried and true treatment, use your glucose tabs and don't worry about it. No, it's not compliant, but we don't want you passing out either, and in this case, it's more like taking a medication that you need, and Whole30 isn't going to tell someone not to take medication that they need.
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    MeadowLily reacted to Michelle Stan in Are you new here? Welcome!   
    Hi!
    Today is Day 20 for my husband and I.  He feels great and so do I!  One of his many non-scale victories is he can button some of his smaller shirts and his clothes are fitting better overall. The biggest non-scale victory for me is my blood pressure went down over 20 points!! 
    Love Whole30!
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    MeadowLily reacted to Melissa Hartwig in Can I have Marijuana   
    I'm not really sure how to respond to this. First, as far as pain management goes for serious conditions, I am aware of the uses and benefits of marijuana. If this is something you've talked about with your doctor, I'd certainly support medical use. If you're taking your own pain management into your own hands, well, I can't really help you with that. Do I think 10% - 30% of marijuana users become addicted? The research shows that to be true. Do I think smoking anything (putting smoke into your lungs) makes you less healthy? I do. Do I think there are downstream effects of smoking/ingesting pot that may interfere with other healthy pursuits? Yep. Is it illegal? Still, yes (even in Washington, as far as the federal government is concerned).
    But I can't really tell you what to do in this situation, as I don't understand your chronic pain, and how ingesting this substance might help. Would we ever say marijuana is okay during the Whole30? Hell no. But you're all grown-up people with your own unique contexts and full awareness of the consequences of your actions, and you are free to engage in whatever behaviors you feel are appropriate for your situation.
    Best, Melissa
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    MeadowLily reacted to ShannonM816 in Are you new here? Welcome!   
    The timeline is just a general guideline. Some people follow it pretty closely the whole way through, some don't. Be glad you haven't had the rough days in the beginning some people experience, and just keep going.
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    MeadowLily reacted to Stegner in Lyme Disease   
    I've had Lyme's Disease, but not chronic Lyme's. I was treated right away, recovered fully, and will be forever grateful for that. Lyme's is very common in this area and everybody is always talking about it. I've heard people say that they do better on a no sugar/no wheat diet - that the spirochetes thrive in a high blood sugar environment. Or maybe it's because the immune system works better without sugar in the diet. I don't know, but I think you're on the right track with W30 and I wish you the best. 
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    MeadowLily got a reaction from hmg1993 in Washington DC on the Whole 30   
    Start you culinary adventure in DC and head to one of these paleo-friendly restaurants to stay true to your Paleo ways.
    Busboys and Poets Chix Elevation Burger Farmers Fishers Bakers Founding Farmers Juniper Las Placitas Logan Tavern Nando’s Peri Peri Roti Mediterranean Grill Thally The Heights
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    MeadowLily reacted to jmcbn in What to Expect Calendar (Symptoms)   
    Can I just comment here that not everyone follows the timeline so if you're NOT experiencing the listed 'symptoms' you're not necessarily doing it wrong - also sometimes the expectation actually brings it on, which isn't always the best thing

    Comparison is the thief of joy - enjoy your OWN journey!!
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    MeadowLily got a reaction from NoMoreCrunchyCravings in What A Serving of Eggs Looks Like   
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    MeadowLily reacted to jmcbn in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Continuous Brew - yep, the ones with a tap. £18 is a decent enough price for an 8ltr one - I think that's about what I paid on Amazon for Kilner ones. The idea with the CB jars is that you can bottle as much or as little as you want & just keep topping up with sweet tea. Personally I use mine like the DJs and bottle all of it bar a bit at the bottom every time. I've a much better idea of when it's reached the fermentation level I like that way, and I'm sure that all the sugar has gone...
    And yep, I've just passed on a pair of premium cross country trainers to my youngest son that sound a bit like your astroturf ones!! 
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    MeadowLily reacted to jmcbn in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Just fill it up as far as the widest part allows.... 
    What you've got right now may not taste great so don't let it put you off - the 2nd ferment gives it a little fizz (& flavour depending on what you add to the bottles), although sometimes it takes a while even for that to build up as the bacteria builds up as the SCOBY matures.
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    MeadowLily reacted to jmcbn in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    That's it fermenting. The longer you leave it the more acidic it will get. If you're still trying to grow the SCOBY then add more sweet tea. Or you could taste test & bottle what you've got for the 2nd fermentation process (to which you can add fresh fruit, ginger, hibiscus flowers etc) & top up your jar with a fresh batch of sweet tea. 
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    MeadowLily reacted to LincolnDan in Profile Image Issues   
    I too have been having problems trying to upload a picture to my profile.  it keeps telling me that it is too large.  I have tried several different pictures but still get the same error message.
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    MeadowLily reacted to jmcbn in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Yay!!
    Make sure you're adding enough sugar into your tea - I use about 80-85g per ltr of water which I make with x4 tea bags. 

    My 5ltr CB jars have a pretty thick layer of SCOBYs - maybe 3-4inches thick, and they fill the neck of the widest part of the jar... You'll be able to start brewing with the little ones you've got, it's just gonna take a whole lot longer.
    I never drink my Booch with water. 
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    MeadowLily reacted to jmcbn in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    There is definitely caffeine in it,  but the amount of it seems to vary depending on what you read. Lots of sites seem to say that it has 1/3 of the amount of caffeine that regular tea would have, but this is probably more to do with the quantity of tea used to brew your Booch compared to what you'd use for ordinary tea. I usually mix black/white/green teas with other varieties to reduce the caffeine content further.
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    MeadowLily reacted to jmcbn in Plan a Whole30 dream vacation   
    Not so much misled, but maybe just a little bit behind.... There hasn't really been a full scale war in Ireland since the Fenians Rising in the 19th Century, although there have been various uprisings & the much publicised 'Troubles'

    The North & South have been two separate countries since 1921 with the North being part of the UK whilst the South is independant. They are separated by a 'soft border', meaning there is no passport control or Police presence. The trains don't stop, and the only indication you've passed from North to South (or vice versa) in a bus/car is the change from miles to kilometres on the road signs.

    The Good Friday Peace Agreement was signed in the North by the Government & the Paramilitaries back in 1998 bringing an end to 'The Troubles' and there has pretty much been peace since then with the odd dissident trying - but failing - to ruin things for those looking to build a better future. As part of the agreement all paramilitary weapons were handed over or verified as destroyed. As such you'd be much safer travelling anywhere in Ireland than you would be in many parts of the US.

    So no, nowhere is off limits
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    MeadowLily reacted to jmcbn in Profile Image Issues   
    The profile pic & photo upload issue should now be resolved.
    The double, triple, quadruple posting etc are still being looked at...
    Thank you for your patience everyone!
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    MeadowLily reacted to Nadia B in Profile Image Issues   
    Sooooo pictures are still not uploading or linking to facebook. Tried 3 different browsers. Mac and PC. 
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    MeadowLily reacted to Bck2B6 in Profile Image Issues   
    Is this still an issue? I have selected the facebook option but my profile pic hasn't loaded and when I try and upload a photo I get an error message. I have resized photos and attempted in two browsers and still get the same error.
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    MeadowLily reacted to jmcbn in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    I'm in the UK (Ireland) and brew with two CB jars of a similar size and and am using a number of my own SCOBYs along with the originals. In summer that quantity takes around 10days to brew IME, and in winter, with the jars wrapped with fleece to keep them warm & the temperature steady it takes at least 14 days. Unless you're using a heat tray (or you're in a little micro-climate, or down south!) I'd doubt your booch would be ready in 3 days. I'd let it brew for at least a week & then start taste testing... Mine will have a good froth/fizz as I'm bottling, and then it'll get really fizzy with the second ferment for which I use mostly fresh ginger or hibiscus flowers.

    When it comes to bottling and adding more tea it's up to you what to do with the new SCOBYs - you can leave them in and the brewing process should get faster, or take the new ones out (that filmy substance you describe) & start up another brewing jar, or store them in a Hotel for future use.

     
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    MeadowLily reacted to jmcbn in Whole30 in Thailand   
    I'm not based in Asia, but just wanted to comment that I haven't eaten an avocado or a sweet potato in months and I've survived perfectly well without them.

    Look to other veg such as plantains, white potato, rutabaga etc for starch, and for fat try home made mayo, coconut milk/cream/flesh/oil, ghee etc.

    In other words stop thinking in terms of what you can't have and start focusing on all the amazing fresh produce & amazing seafood you can have.

    Whether you think you can, or think you can't, you're right 
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    MeadowLily got a reaction from hmg1993 in Washington DC on the Whole 30   
    Start you culinary adventure in DC and head to one of these paleo-friendly restaurants to stay true to your Paleo ways.
    Busboys and Poets Chix Elevation Burger Farmers Fishers Bakers Founding Farmers Juniper Las Placitas Logan Tavern Nando’s Peri Peri Roti Mediterranean Grill Thally The Heights