Loulabelle

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    Loulabelle got a reaction from jmcbn in The crazy things people say   
    Now all I want to eat is a fish supper with lashings of chippie sauce, good job I won't be going home for a while 
     
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    Loulabelle got a reaction from jmcbn in The crazy things people say   
    Now all I want to eat is a fish supper with lashings of chippie sauce, good job I won't be going home for a while 
     
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    Loulabelle got a reaction from jmcbn in Let's talk (non-traditional) breakfasts   
    My best breakfast recently was when I rode my bike to work and my wonderful boyfriend brought me my breakfast to eat at my desk. It was a huge salad with many different leaves including spinach & watercress, avocado, apricot & bacon ( bacon here is very meaty and is protein not just fat) 
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    Loulabelle got a reaction from jmcbn in Let's talk (non-traditional) breakfasts   
    My best breakfast recently was when I rode my bike to work and my wonderful boyfriend brought me my breakfast to eat at my desk. It was a huge salad with many different leaves including spinach & watercress, avocado, apricot & bacon ( bacon here is very meaty and is protein not just fat) 
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    Loulabelle reacted to Mitch55 in Can I have Marijuana   
    Marijuana is a subject that is either accepted or demonized... I grew up in the 80's and remember by the 90's, the only anti-"drug" commercials were against MJ... I could be wrong, but I was a professional TV watcher back then... I NEVER saw commercials saying
     
    "Don't snort cocaine"
     
    "Injecting Heroin in your arm will leave marks that your teachers will see"
     
    "Watch out for people with no teeth, they be on the garage drug, Meth"
     
    "If your house needs cleaning right now, buy a bunch of speed... We have some now for 5 dollars and 99 cents now... wait don't answer, we have more we have 200 times that for a dollar 99 open the door and whizbang"
     
    The simple fact is, MJ is EVIL because it helps MUCH BETTER than any RX drug can for ANY health condition there is, and that flat out ticks off the Big Pharma companies that can't patent it and their handlers at the FDA... More MJ equals less profits for them, even though they are multi billion dollar corporations... There is no medicinal use for any of the street drugs I mentioned...
     
    The Pharma and Government people try Psychological Disinformation and Misinformation on people, claiming that MJ leads to other drugs and is addicting... Both are false
     
    My background is in Psychology... I can rip apart everything the government says, and with the MJ debate, it is blatantly easy to figure out their roots... (Congress)... The members of the House and Senate that have no problem with MJ legalization aren't bought by the drug companies... They have NO reason to put people in prison for using MJ to heal their kids having seizures and kids with autism etc...
     
    I have seen first hand how the Cannabis plant helps with Soldiers I was in combat with and Marines / Navy / Air Force service members that I know personally that have all kinds of conditions from Traumatic Brain Injury to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder to all kinds of other ailments... A few without a limb...
     
    Only a few of the service members I am talking about use MJ to get high, as in smoking or making brownies for the full THC effect... although that does accomplish the removal of pain... Most use a CBD spray or salve, like a version of Flex All 454, without the medicine smell... I know people using the spray or salve that can work regular jobs and play with the kids / grand kids with very few issues... CBD, for those that don't know, is a component of the cannabis plant that does the same thing as the THC, but doesn't make you high...
     
    I apologize for getting on the soap box, but for people that haven't done any research and haven't looked behind the curtain, MJ is not the EVIL "drug" that Nancy Reagan created D.A.R.E. around...
     
    It... Is... A... Plant  that has been a healer since the beginning of time, and like all healing herbs, wasn't put on this planet by mistake...
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    Loulabelle got a reaction from higs in Let's talk (non-traditional) breakfasts   
    He is, he cooks for me all the time and makes sure it follows protocol. He even eats this way to support me. 
     
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    Loulabelle got a reaction from higs in Let's talk (non-traditional) breakfasts   
    He is, he cooks for me all the time and makes sure it follows protocol. He even eats this way to support me. 
     
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    Loulabelle got a reaction from jmcbn in Let's talk (non-traditional) breakfasts   
    My best breakfast recently was when I rode my bike to work and my wonderful boyfriend brought me my breakfast to eat at my desk. It was a huge salad with many different leaves including spinach & watercress, avocado, apricot & bacon ( bacon here is very meaty and is protein not just fat) 
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    Loulabelle reacted to higs in Let's talk (non-traditional) breakfasts   
    What an awesome boyfriend, Loulabelle!
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    Loulabelle reacted to MeadowLily in The crazy things people say   
    "I'm on on the wine diet, so far I have lost 2 days."
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    Loulabelle reacted to ladyshanny in Changes in Menstrual Cycle   
    Mine are definitely levelling out. It's taken a few months of consistent Whole30 eating. I wouldn't say I have an easy time yet but I no longer have estrogen-drop menstrual migraines every month and my cramps and bleeding are manageable whereas I used to not be able to leave the house for 2 days.
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    Loulabelle reacted to Carlaccini in Are the risks worth it?   
    This is post is going to be a bit TMI.  This is a very personal struggle that I have for a good many years,  This is to demonstrate the power that food has over our bodies.
     
    Since the age of 14 (I am 38 now) I suffered having painful boils along my bikini line.  Walking or just plain sitting was painful.  Later on they escalated getting bigger (ping pong ball size) and then they arrived under my armpits and breasts.  Dr's didn't know what caused them.  Creams that didn't help (helped with healing a bit) and lancing.  But that's all that they would do.  I gave up and assumed that they were just a miserable part of my life.
     
    In August of 2012 I did my first whole 30.  By day 10 all the boils had cleared and no new ones were forming.  By day 30 I had only one come up the entire time. (They were chronically there)  My triggers after re-intros - dairy and pork. (Note I can only eat pork that has been extremely over cooked - think shoe leather or extra crispy bacon - which I like)  The boils that I get from pork pass quickly 2 -3 days at most.  The ones I get from dairy happen within hours of consumption and they last for 2 weeks.  So yeah I consumed dairy (and I loved dairy) for years but I also suffered for years too.  So dairy in my book - so not worth it.  
     
    The whole 30 just made me very aware of what's going on in my body.
    Sugar - not my friend even though I keep on coming back to it. Throws my hormones out of whack.
    Soy - no physical problems - all mental problems - I get angry, moody and depressed when I am exposed to soy.  I was extremely depressed (undiagnosed) prior to whole 30.
    Dairy - well we covered this above
    Non-gluten grains - severe bathroom issues.  That is all I will say about that
    Gluten grains - I can "tolerate" these but only if they have a lot of fat.  So a croissant/danish gives me no stomach issues but a slice of bread will feel like I swallowed a bowling ball.
     
    Each one of these items I will consume from time to time.  I make the choice though.  I can make an educated choice with each one of these items if it is worth it" or not.  Sure some friends and family think I am just being difficult, but they don't know what I was going through before.  Some congratulate me that I am so in tune with my body.  
     
    Listen - it took a lot of work to get here.  Many people are scared of that work, I am sorry to say.  But all I can say is YOU are worth this work.  Who cares what the rest of the world think.