vnewtnew

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  1. vnewtnew

    Start date June 1

    vozelle, I find mine in the organc/natural section of my supermarket. I have also ordered online...
  2. vnewtnew

    Start date June 1

    Hi All- posting today because this morning I am finally- FINALLY- starting to feel a bit better. I've just been lurking since my last post on Sunday because I had nothing positive or useful to say. I felt soooo awful. I could not sleep, the inflammation flared up and I was visibly puffy, not to mention the fact that clothes that were hanging off me 3 days prior were snug fitting again. My skin looked really bad and I got some acne, which I didn't even have much of as a teen. My husband was worried because he noticed the dark circles under my eyes and he could see how quickly things were deteriorating for me. I saw the doc on Mon but had to wait for strep results from the lab, so she just said to keep doing what I was doing until we knew. But I was waking up in the night with my entire body tensed and my fists and jaw clenched from the pain of swallowing. I called her back and she ordered me a steroid pack and pain drops for my ear. That was yesterday, and thankfully I finally have some relief. Still in pain, but absolutely manageable now. Some of the systemic swelling is down too, and I am so grateful. I was really feeling like the Sta-Puft Marshmallow Man! My eating schedule was completely disordered, but I ate at least 2 meals per day and always protein, veg, fat. I was very tempted to throw in the towel, because I was just so blasted sick, but I knew I would hate myself later, so I just kept telling myself to keep going. @janpuzzle- I soooooo wanted some oatmeal (porridge) @DonnaB and all- I am definitely in for staying subscribed and joining another thread in the reintro forum when I start those @Crimsann- what is the name of the book you found on Audible? @Vozelle- I have dish washing anger. I HATE washing dishes. That's the only part of this that really bothers me. I should probably see someone about that I was sorry to read about your tummy troubles, I've been there- at least you got a funny kombucha story out of it. And the new profile pic- awesome! @Ruby- have a wonderful time in Florida! Hope Day 25 is going well for everyone!
  3. vnewtnew

    Start date June 1

    Good Morning Everyone! I hope most, if not all, is well with you I have been reading and re-reading posts today and really seeing so much of what I've been going through reflected there. Especially about the near the end of the finish line blah's. I was feeling that last week even before I got sick. It's so good to come and see that others are struggling with similar issues. It helps solidify my resolve to keep going- and I am committed to go through July 15. I just love being able to come here and "chat" with my W30 family- it nourishes my soul while I am striving to nourish my body in the best way possible. Since I have been sick, it's even more crucial for me as I just want to crawl under my covers and stay there until I feel better (this fantasy alternately involves enormous quantities of less healthy food & absolutely no food at all). I even stayed home yesterday from my niece's 13th birthday party. I have not missed one of her parties since she was born. Not one. But I just could not do it, I was so sick and weak and miserable. And more miserable, because I had to miss it. *sigh* Looks like a visit to the doctor is in the cards for me tomorrow. I have had a horrible couple of nights and the view of my throat this morning is screaming "Strep". Like many of us, (while we've been sick) I am having a hard time finding the will to eat (or breathe, or blink). Forget the appetite. I ate chicken soup 3 times yesterday and I don't know if I can face it again. I have zero energy, and even less inclination to cook. Just want to curl up with my tea and try to doze all day since the sleep isn't happening at night. @Crimsann... I loved your last post so much. So inspiring and motivating while being incredibly sympathetic and supportive. Do you have multiple personalities? Because I never met any one person with all those amazing qualities plus a solid sense of humor. This is just what I needed this morning! Happy Sunday and welcome to the beginning of week four! Look at us getting all ready to take on the final (for some of us) lap of this Whole30!!!! Go us!!!! Vicki
  4. vnewtnew

    Start date June 1

    lostincolo, Nice to meet you! I am planning another W30 in August or September myself. I've been at this for a while, but I still have some food allergy/sensitivity issues to nail down. I also want more time to cement the good habits I'm learning. Hope to see you then, too!
  5. vnewtnew

    Start date June 1

    @crimsann- squid ink just made me think of Finding Nemo. Love that twirly little girl squid, lol!
  6. vnewtnew

    Starting June 22nd!

    Best of luck to both of you! The best advice I can offer is to poke around here on the forums a lot... there is soooo much information, tips, support and of course tons of recipes! For myself, the support has been the most crucial. See you around
  7. vnewtnew

    Starting Sunday, June 21!

    It's great that you have made this choice to do what's best for your body! I have many of the same issues, but had gotten to full fledged diabetes, so This is the perfect time to commit to your health and make some wonderful things happen!!! Good luck to you on your journey and just know that while it can be hard at first and there may be rough patches along the way, YOU are always worth the effort!
  8. vnewtnew

    Start date June 1

    Hi everyone...thanks for the well wishes concerning my cold. Still feeling crummy, but I am going to give the throat coat tea a try. I've been gargling with salt water, and that definitely helps, but I do want something soothing. @crimsann- I am subscribed too and I think staying subscribed and posting when we need to is a great plan. I was really feeling bummed that I would be going on without all my wonderful W30 friends. It's so much better not going this alone. My husband is totally supportive, but refuses to do it bc it's so restrictive and I keep saying "well you see me doing it, obviously it's not impossible", but everyone has their own comfort level and I think he's really afraid of giving up the sugar. It has to be that bc he eats everything I make (except spinach, lol) and he enjoys it. It also would be cool to be able to post if you're just struggling with cravings or a few bad days off plan. We could continue to support each other while we're Riding Our Own Bikes How is everyone doing today???
  9. vnewtnew

    Start date June 1

    Hi tbaa, I am continuing, but only going to July 15. That will give me a whole45. We have our yearly camp vacation scheduled for July 26, so I wanted to do a couple of reintros before we head out. I will probably be back in September for another round though. I have lots of food sensitivities and I am having to cut things out as I go along so I'm thinking my body is going to need much more time to heal. Don't know what I'll do without my June 1 start date family, though
  10. vnewtnew

    Start date June 1

    Just popping in to say hi... I have been hit by the ickies like some of you- woke up at three am with an awfully sore throat and serious congestion. Ughhhhh. Now getting ready to go to the dentist. Talk about a double whammy, lol! I cancelled my shift volunteering at the library today as I don't think I can manage to drag myself around there for a few hours. Going to come home to rest and hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. Being sick in the (almost) summer is the worst. Day 18 folks and we are still going strong. Congratulations to everyone on all the nsv's and for the variety of ways we have all devised to make this work for us! Have a great Thursday
  11. vnewtnew

    Start date June 1

    Welcome vozelle! This really is a great thread with lots of amazing people.
  12. vnewtnew

    Start date June 1

    I'm with you on the meal template, DonnaB, it really keeps me satisfied so I don't even want to snack. For me I have come to the realization that added sugar is my kryptonite, so I plan on keeping a tight rein on that. I want to strive to eat within an hour of waking as much as possible, drink primarily water, and use a huge variety of colorful veggies. I also want to keep processed foods out of my kitchen. Thank you for the anniversary wishes I hope everyone is having a great day!!!
  13. vnewtnew

    Start date June 1

    We. Are. Halfway. There. WooooooHoooooo!!!! (Is it just me, or did anyone else hear Bon Jovi sing that in their head?) This is a very exciting day for me, as not only is it our halfway mark, it is also my 15th wedding anniversary! Usually my husband and I do dinner, etc. When I started this though, I talked to him about wanting to start moving away from celebrating (and commiserating) everything with food. I felt like it had gotten to the point where if we didn't have something really decadent it was less meaningful. He agreed we could and so we're going to do a nature walk and possibly a visit to a lovely place in our area where they recreate the past in an historic village with period dress, working farm, blacksmith and all kinds of useful industry. I haven't been there since I was a kid, and I always loved it. The houses and other buildings are all authentic period pieces which were dismantled, moved and lovingly restored onsite. Most of them are from our immediate area, and they offer the wares they create for sale. Hope everyone has a great day 15! I know I will - So here's to 15 more successful days (and all the days after) and to 50 + more years with my own true love
  14. vnewtnew

    Start date June 1

    There's a whole section in the main site and a forum here. There's also a few other bits of info here and in the books. Just search reintroduction at the very top of any page and you'll get a list
  15. vnewtnew

    Start date June 1

    I really, really resonated with all of the bold bits, Susie. The first one though made me chuckle, I saw that interaction previously and it made me smile (and choke- see my previous post ). Congratulations for all the non-scale victories!!!! This whole process started with my doc suggesting I try this program, and when I see her on July 23rd, I am going to thank her for challenging me not only to change my life, but showing me where to go to find out how. Sharing this journey with all of you is also such a joy and has made this soooooo much better! Thank you all for the support and laughs, encouragement and advice!