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  1. coloradoharts

    Roll call: November Whole30s!

    Day 13 here. Feeling pretty good, although the rash around my chin is getting much much worse and starting to spread. I assumed it would go away on W30. I think it is related to an allergy. So I am cutting out avocado and trying my best to avoid nuts, peppers and all Nightshades. I saw a post by a woman who has the exact same rash I do and she said it is from nightshade allergy. I really don't like the idea of eliminating even MORE foods ..l but if my body is rejecting something I should listen. I am committed to this because I am seriously desperate for pain relief. It never occurred to me that some of my problems could be due to allergies. Have any of you been to an allergist to identify foods you should avoid? Did the skin testing reveal anything worthwhile? Have you improved since withdrawing those foods?
  2. coloradoharts

    Roll call: November Whole30s!

    I'm have some STUPENDOUS and INCREDIBLE news: I DO NOT HAVE A HEADACHE TODAY!!! For me this is astounding. I have not been headache-free for YEARS. I have been told by more than one headache specialist that I am "the worst of the worst, hardest to treat, etc" and that my only hope was to travel to Michigan for inpatient treatment at the National Head Pain Center (which is not covered by most insurance and costs at least $60,000). Let me say again that this is MONUMENTAL for me. I am not sure, but I think it may also be due to the fact that I tried Natural Calm for the first time last night. I took a little less than 1/4 tsp. I have been suffering with GI distress today, which is very unpleasant, but the other result of head pain relief has overshadowed it. Now to find a form of magnesium and a proper dosage that will allow me to continue to derive this incredible, blessed relief without suffering in other areas.
  3. coloradoharts

    Roll call: November Whole30s!

    Day 7 coming to a close. Hubby has knee surgery yesterday and has to be on crutches with no weight bearing for 6 weeks. Things have been busy, busy, busy for me as a result! Still going strong, although a bit irritable and having really BAD right flank pain. Reduced me to tears this afternoon. So I laid down for a while and it improved. Praying it dosnt come back. Going to try Natural Calm tonight before bed. I have read som controversial stuff about it. Any thoughts?
  4. coloradoharts

    Roll call: November Whole30s!

    End of day 5 and I am battling some surprisingly strong cravings for candy, and really anything sweet. I told myself to be satisfied with blueberries with a coconut milk drizzle. I don't think I listened. Worse than usual headache, a pinched nerve in my back, running all over creation today, making a whole bunch of non-compliant food for everyone else and the general "if you speak to me I will seriously contemplate punching you in the face" mental state have made for a less than stellar day. Hubby goes in for knee surgery tomorrow and I will be preparing all meals and caring for him. Please, Lord, let me be civil!
  5. coloradoharts

    Roll call: November Whole30s!

    Willow- you are NOT ALONE. I have chronic migraine and that is one of the reasons I am doing this. Had a horrendous day of fatigue and almost full blown migraine yesterday. I also have chronic pain of various sorts. Hang in there and STAY STRONG - you are doing great!!!
  6. coloradoharts

    Roll call: November Whole30s!

    Angledge- I am in Castle Rock! Really it's a tiny strip of Castle Rock about 8 miles south of Parker on Parker Road just before you hit Franktown. My email is [email protected] - let's plan something for your partner and you and I to get acquainted! Soooooo happy you are close!!! <insert happy dance here>
  7. coloradoharts

    Roll call: November Whole30s!

    So I just composed a lengthy post and lost it when my iPad froze up for the bajillionth time since upgraded to iOS 8. < SIGH> Having coffee with just coconut milk and spices is less than ideal. In fact, it pretty much brought me to tears this morning. Weaning off of caffeine would/will be HARD as I am a chronic migraine sufferer. Not looking forward to adding puking-my-guts-out-light-is-pain-must-have-absolute-silence migraines to the mix right now. I always have at least a mild to moderate headache (chronic daily headache) and that is hard enough. I do not relish the idea of puking up buckets of vegetables. Sorry for the graphic depiction. Anywhooooo... Day 4 is going along pretty well so far, despite that familiar ache in my head. I am learning to discern the difference between hunger & cravings. Ate enough fat at my 4pm early dinner yesterday that I did not feel the desire to eat anything else before bedtime at 10:30.YAY ME! I cheated and weighed myself yesterday just out of curiosity and I have already lost 6 lbs! Don't be like me. I spoiled my own surprise by doing that. On the other hand, It did motivate me to stay with it. So that was good. Hubby has knee surgery on Friday and that means I will be cooking all the food for the entire family (he usually does most of the cooking) so I will have to cook massive amounts of foods I cannot eat. Please pray for me to stay strong and keep true to the plan. Still waiting for some pain relief. I know the book says not to use NSAIDS, but I have fibromyalgia, an autoimmune connective tissue disease, migraines and extruded disks in my spine. So you betcha I am taking my meloxicam and also tramadol. I did just FINALLY wean off of prednisone, so the fact that I can walk and function is a MIRACLE. SERIOUSLY. Would love to hear from anyone else who is battling some of the health issues I am. It is super super hard to stay motivated when in constant pain. I think it might help to encourage each other! Also, if there is anyone else in the Denver area, it would be awesome to know who you are. Long-term success might improve if we have someone local in the flesh who would be willing to help us stay accountable. Just a thought. Off to get my youngest from kindergarten and then cook her an off-plan lunch. Praying I stay strong! And praying for all of you to do the same! Much love from Colorado, Jenny
  8. coloradoharts

    Roll call: November Whole30s!

    Hi I'm Jenny from Colorado and I just finished my first full day of the W30! I have many reasons to do this: overweight, almost type 2 diabetic, migraines, finromyalgia, sleep apnea. My body and my mind need a total overhaul. Thankfully, I happen to know that God is still in the business of dispensing miracles!
  9. coloradoharts

    Starting on Nov 1

    Starting officially tomorrow as well. I have a list of health issues as long as my arm, so this is kind of my last hope. Praying for pain relief!