MeadowLily

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    MeadowLily reacted to cclark23 in Gastric Bypass Surgery   
    Has anyone done the Whole30 after having had gastric bypass surgery? I had GBP in 2008 and am thinking about doing the Whole30 to get healthier.
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    MeadowLily reacted to cclark23 in Gastric Bypass Surgery   
    I eat pretty much anything I want at this point. The only thing that gives me problems is too much sugar at once. I have some restriction still, and have to eat slowly and chew well. I'm actually thinking the Whole30 plan would be exactly what I should be doing post-bypass! I was just curious if others had tried it.
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    MeadowLily got a reaction from Derek` in The crazy things people say   
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    MeadowLily reacted to MBC in The crazy things people say   
    Father in law was looking at some FB photos of his aunties in Italy, sees a picture of his two aunties over 90 yrs of age in front of the pizza oven. He sys 'see no Paleo for them they are in front of the pizza oven everyday, they are both over 90'. U by proceeds to stay quiet. He then says 'they both have to inject themselves with insulin each day but they are over 90.....'
    Oh my gosh
    Shoot me please.
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    MeadowLily reacted to ChiggerCane in ChiggerCane Rising From Failure   
    So - I have a pre-colonoscopy appointment in a couple hours.  Husband had his a few weeks ago - one polyp removed.  Now it is my turn.  Fun times in our household.  
     
    I am still bummed about the results I have experienced/not experienced.  This is not where I wanted to be - weight wise or mentally or physically.  We took a family walk last night - all three of us - each one had a dog to walk.  It was a beautiful evening.  My son ran a little with his dog.  I slowly jogged a couple times with my dog dragging me - of course I had the most chipper dog.  The knees and ankles were not happy about that.  Immediately, I thought - "I must need new shoes.  These shoes are worn out."  Can it be PART of the issue?  I know I am heavier than I have been in the past, but these shoes are 2 years old.  So, i will go to the running store, get some new shoes - and then USE them.  I will walk...then I will incorporate slow jogging into my walks...and maybe, just maybe, I will get back into jogging/running.
     
    As for eating - I am going to incorporate some brown rice and quinoa back into the meals and see what happens.
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    MeadowLily reacted to ChiggerCane in ChiggerCane Rising From Failure   
    Walk again last night - again a beautiful evening - walked the field instead of the roads.  Came upon a very large king snake - I hate snakes - even 'good ones'.  Dogs about went crazy when snake took off for shelter. Weather is supposed to turn tomorrow, returning to freeing temps. Won't last long, I hope.
     
    Food has been good.  I have not added in the rice or quinoa yet - maybe tonight.  I did have a greek yogurt yesterday.  Did not notice anything 'odd' or alarming.  I will be very slow to add in foods so I can get an idea of what affects me.
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    MeadowLily got a reaction from BJS12345 in My experience with hair loss and how I fixed it.   
    Because low-carbohydrate diets can cause rapid and significant weight loss, they may cause a type of hair loss called telogen effluvium, where hair growth cycles are temporarily interrupted. As MayoClinic.com explains, this form of hair loss results from physical stress, such as extreme weight loss or consuming a diet that provides inadequate nutrition. AgingSkinNet notes that eating too much vitamin A -- found in low-carbohydrate foods such as cod liver oil, butter, eggs and whole milk -- can also cause hair loss, and excessive intake of these foods or vitamin A supplements may be culprits in hair problems. reatment
    In most cases, hair loss related to low-carbohydrate diets will improve on its own after weight loss stops or slows down. AgingSkinNet explains that hair loss from dieting will eventually regrow to its previous state. In the case of telogen effluvium from extreme dieting or poor nutrition, stagnant hair follicles will start growing again one to two months after resuming your normal eating habits, according to MayoClinic.com. To prevent hair loss or lessen its impact while eating a low-carbohydrate diet, eat a spectrum of nutritious foods, lose weight gradually rather than rapidly, and consume adequate amounts of protein and iron.
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    MeadowLily reacted to ultrarunnergirl in My experience with hair loss and how I fixed it.   
    Interesting thread! As a child and teenager I had SO. MUCH. HAIR. I definitely have much less now, though I still have what I'd guess is a "normal" amount. I just chalked it up to aging (and the fact that I had so much to begin with), but now I wonder if it had to do with all that junk food over the years.
     
    One of the things Hubz noticed when he did Whole30 is that he thinks he got a little more hair up top.
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    MeadowLily reacted to ChiggerCane in ChiggerCane Rising From Failure   
    Thanks Meadow for the info.  I will stay hopeful.
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    MeadowLily got a reaction from Justine0207 in The crazy things people say   

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    MeadowLily reacted to ChiggerCane in ChiggerCane Rising From Failure   
    I'm coming close to the end of this with mixed results.  No where near the improvements I had hoped or expected.  Which is very disheartening.  I had looked to this as a way to get back to me, clean up my eating - and along the way, cleanup my life, if you know what I mean.  I don't really have emotional issues with food - I'm not a binge eater and I don't have massive reactions to food (at least that's the conclusion I draw from not seeing much improvement...). So, I guess I'm in a rather blah state of mind right now.  I've actually gained weight - and I look much more puffy than I did at the start of this.  I'm in a mental fog/haze wondering WTH is happening to my body?  If eating in a much healthier fashion has not made any improvements to my body - I'm kind of screwed no matter what.  As you can tell, I'm rather bummed.
     
    The strict/harsh structure is bothering me.  I've never been an obsessive type person - I can be structured, I can be dedicated - but when you spend so much time THINKING about eating - it's not right FOR ME.  So I know I will annoy/PO some people with my comments.  I have written and deleted a couple paragraphs.  I abhor social media and the backlash you get from stating an honest opinion.  So - I will stop expressing my opinions for now.  I will finish - and then I will continue to eat in a fashion that works for me.  I wish my results had been better.  I wish I could say this was a fantastic experience.  But, for me, it hasn't made much difference.  I will trudge along - eating in a healthy fashion - and hope that I can find what works for me.
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    MeadowLily got a reaction from Justine0207 in The crazy things people say   

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    MeadowLily got a reaction from Loulabelle in The crazy things people say   
    "I'm on on the wine diet, so far I have lost 2 days."
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    MeadowLily got a reaction from Loulabelle in The crazy things people say   
    "I'm on on the wine diet, so far I have lost 2 days."
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    MeadowLily got a reaction from Justine0207 in The crazy things people say   

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    MeadowLily reacted to Justine0207 in The crazy things people say   
    Coworker: How's the diet going?
     
    Me: It's not a diet, it's a way of life!
     
    Coworker: Oh...How's the way of life going??
     

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    MeadowLily reacted to Justine0207 in The crazy things people say   
    Coworker: "Can you have chicken?"
     
     
    Another coworker later in the day: "Can you eat meat?"
     
     
    My roommate when I told her I was starting a W30 the following day: "So, what, it's like, gluten free?"
     

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    MeadowLily got a reaction from Loulabelle in The crazy things people say   
    "I'm on on the wine diet, so far I have lost 2 days."
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    MeadowLily got a reaction from Loulabelle in The crazy things people say   
    "I'm on on the wine diet, so far I have lost 2 days."
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    MeadowLily got a reaction from Loulabelle in The crazy things people say   
    "I'm on on the wine diet, so far I have lost 2 days."
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    MeadowLily got a reaction from Loulabelle in The crazy things people say   
    "I'm on on the wine diet, so far I have lost 2 days."
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    MeadowLily reacted to Lyolya in Plan a Whole30 dream vacation   
    Well, I have just been on a "dream" (as I then thought) short vacation in Austrian Alps. I snowboard, so I have decided to go to the snow and reap the benefits of my "Tiger Blood Time" to improve my sports performance. My husband and I knew the place already, so we knew the shop and the places, and our apartment had a very well equipped kitchen: we had friends staying over for one night and made mayo twice in five days. :-) Also, we speak German so even if we'd decide to go out we could totally ace "clean" eating out, and the local restaurant keepers are very, very nice people. Least but not last, the quality of meat and produce in Austria is excellent, to say nothing of that we were in a rural area where "frankenfoods" are harder to get than organic stuff.
     
    Still, I came home stressed.
     
    I was stressed the whole time, actually. Why? Well, I love Austrian food. In my opinion, it tastes heavenly. I am not a sweet tooth at all, but they have the best coffee accompanied by the best cakes and sweets, all homemade, fresh and elaborate. While I never, or almost never order a dessert in restaurants, there it was truly painful. It is not only the treats, but the amazing meat products and sides almost always contain non-compliant ingredients. I have gone clothes shopping instead and nailed it, but it didn't feel compensating enough for my "food deprivation". And for me it was a discovery, because before this Whole 30 I never thought I had a problem with eating out. In other places, I just never desired the forbidden foods so much. 
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    MeadowLily got a reaction from cottagequeen in What A Serving of Eggs Looks Like   
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    MeadowLily reacted to Shirley1101 in Plan a Whole30 dream vacation   
    I would travel to Thailand for some personal, spiritual growth. I'd enjoy several massages after all of the sight-seeing, bicycle rides and yoga. I'd get in plenty of time in the water, whether at the beach or in some beautiful pool at a 5-Star resort.
    My energy would come from all of the delicious seafood and fresh veggies cooked with a little curry. I love me some Thai food...and although this is only Day 9 for me, I'm just sure I could find a recipe (or make one up) that is Whole30 compliant!
    I'm off to bed now...hopefully, dreaming about my Whole30 Thailand vacation!
    Night.Night.