bailey.derby

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  1. bailey.derby

    Day 25-HELP-NEED PEP TALK NOW

    Thank you Sadie! And don't apologize for giving me advice, you were just sharing your experience and what you've learned! Lot's of people would give anything to hear it right now! Today is day 32! I'm staying on until my skin clears up. And I now have some good evidence that ghee is the culprit for me. I'm going to cut that out. I accidentally ate it in some leftovers at the beginning of the week, and then a couple of days later put some in some soup to see what would happen and had the same response. So at least I'm on to something! I think my system is just super sensitive to all kinds of dairy now that it's had time to start healing and re-sensitizing itself. Which is good to know!
  2. bailey.derby

    Day 25-HELP-NEED PEP TALK NOW

    Thanks for the advice! These past few days I have tried to drink half my weight in ounces of water every day and starting this week I'm going to try to go to bed at 9:30 every night. As far as the other stuff goes, I actually have a lot of experience and knowledge on the topic of acne. I had it on my face and back for about five years, and during that time i did extensive research and learned a lot about skin. Then I went on accutane. Before accutane, I had tried everything (except the whole 30) and even increasing vegetables and decreasing dairy and gluten didn't seem to help at the time. Since going on accutane I've had totally clear skin until my dairy intolerance emerged while I was traveling, which leads me to believe it's directly related to the health of my gut. I take good care of my skin externally. It's normal/dry now, so I try not to strip it, but every night I remove my makeup with cleansing oil and then use a milk cleanser and a night cream. But that's all on my face. For the problem area (my upper back, I use a cleanser on it every time I take a shower and then add a moisturizer and sometimes acne treatment oil (like tea tree). However, I am not going to make a routine as extensive as you suggested for a few reasons. 1) That takes up a significant amount of time that I do not have and I'd rather spend it sleeping. 2) I personally don't think it is a good idea for me to mask/treat the problem with numerous topical remedies. I think that only masks the problem, takes up time and energy, and is not curing the problem. If it takes all that to manage one's acne, then the acne isn't really being managed and the underlying cause of the problem isn't being addressed. 3) it's difficult to experiment/observe the results of dietary changes if you are doing all that external work to keep the acne down, and it'll be hard to see whats actually working.
  3. bailey.derby

    Day 25-HELP-NEED PEP TALK NOW

    Really?? Can you describe some of your symptoms? Also, I did some traveling just before my dairy intolerance manifested. Do you know if canola oil is common in cooking in other countries, or is it just an american thing?
  4. bailey.derby

    Day 25-HELP-NEED PEP TALK NOW

    I agree. Do you have any data on this? I'd be interested to see a link between cortisol and acne.... I'm sure there's one out there. Can you tell I'm a psych major?
  5. bailey.derby

    Day 25-HELP-NEED PEP TALK NOW

    Yes, that is what I'm struggling with; so far canola oil and going out are always together. And I only have three examples to look at so it's hard to find a sure pattern. For example, when I ate at a restaurant it was possible that I ingested butter, canola oil and added sugar even tho I specified to not include those things. At the Co-op, I know that I ingested canola oil/safflower oil. But I also (once) accidentally took a bite of something with split peas in it. I immediately stopped eating it. But so far, the common denominator is vegetable oil. One thing I thought of is rechecking my frozen ground beef and chicken for added ingredients (man would that suck if they do have MSG or something in them). I always just assumed that when you bought organic beef or chicken that there are no added ingredients.... As far as sleeping goes, I'm doing everything I can to get 8 hours a night, and to make those hours actually count. I'm seeing a therapist to manage some of my stress. But the fact of the matter is, on a good day I get up at 6:00, have class until lunch at 1:00, then work from 2:30-6:00. After that, homework comes first, and I usually have some kind of bulk leftovers for dinner around 8:00. On a bad day, I eat lunch at 2:30 and dinner at 9:30 or 10:00 and then have to do more homework. Maybe there's a better system, but this is what works for me so far... I do drink other fluids. I drink a lot of tea; a cup in the morning, a cup at night (caffeine free), and often a cup when I'm studying since I usually study at coffee shops and it's rude not to buy something. I also drink compliant store-bought Kombucha and homemade kombucha. I will try to increase my water, starting today and see if that helps, and stay away from vegetable oils specifically to see if that helps. Maybe I should include vegetable oils as part of my re introduction (if I ever get there)?
  6. bailey.derby

    Breakfast Veggies

    Try spaghetti squash. I like to fry it up as hashed brown with two fried eggs
  7. bailey.derby

    Day 25-HELP-NEED PEP TALK NOW

    Also, concerning the canola oil, I don't feel like my experience was a controlled experiment because there were other possible things that could have made me feel that way besides the oil, but the oil has become a common denominator. So if no one can say that they have narrowed down canola oil to making them feel bad soon after ingesting it, then I'd know to rule it out.
  8. bailey.derby

    Day 25-HELP-NEED PEP TALK NOW

    I started the whole 30 for a few reasons. I am dairy intolerant and trying to eat "normally" but just remove dairy was impossible. When I first stopped eating dairy about a year ago, I felt instantly better and my skin cleared up like magic (the issue is on my upper back, not so much my face). But about a week or two later I accidentally ate dairy and my skin flared up even worse than it was before. Ever since then, it has only ever been completely clear for a day or two. I feel like my gut's just never had time to heal. Along with that, I felt tired and had a stuffy nose most mornings, my neck, back, hips and ankles were feeling stiff and my muscles always felt tight no matter how much stretching I did. I wanted to get rid of these symptoms and have the energy to take on the hectic year that I knew was ahead of me (taking more than a full load of classes, living alone, working every night). But more than anything I wanted to finally clear up my skin, because i really do believe it's related directly to my diet.
  9. bailey.derby

    Day 25-HELP-NEED PEP TALK NOW

    In all honesty, I've only drank probably 8-16oz of water per day this week. Could that be it? I'm small (110 lb pre whole 30), but that's still a low amount. My workout is about an hour of walking to/from school every day (not including walking once I'm on campus). As far as sleep goes, there are nights when I don't sleep due to homework and anxiety (1-5 hours). That was last week. But the past few days I've slept great and woken up feeling rested (6-8 hours)It just seems like doing the whole 30 hasn't gotten to a manageable point where I can start adding things like working out, water consumption, sleep, etc., but I'm still hoping it will...
  10. bailey.derby

    Day 25-HELP-NEED PEP TALK NOW

    The past 2 days I had eggs and Yam hash fried in avocado oil. For lunch, I had leftover fajita chicken/homemade mayo with leftover salad (zucchini, cherry tomato, green and kalamata olive in balsamic vinegar), tuna/egg salad (canned tuna, hard boiled eggs, homemade mayo, spices, crushed apple chips), and for dinner beef chili (gound beef, spinach, spices, tomato sauce). Sometimes I eat a spoonful of coconut butter, sunbutter or almond butter when I get home from work.
  11. bailey.derby

    Day 25-HELP-NEED PEP TALK NOW

    MeadowLily- You rock. Thank you!
  12. bailey.derby

    My whole family is feeling terrible on day 24

    All of those symptoms could definitely be cause by trace amounts of dairy in the food. Did you make the sausage yourself? prepackaged sausage almost always contains dairy.
  13. I'm feeling super frustrated. And sad. And disappointed. And defeated. So be warned. I'm almost done with my whole 30 and Im feeling like I haven't moved past the first week or two. My energy levels have been great, but I am STILL breaking out, maybe even worse than when I started. This doesn't really make sense to me. I used to think it was an intolerance to dairy, but the only dairy I've eaten on the whole 30 is ghee. In the last week, I've cut that out of my diet too, but have seen no improvement yet. I still feel like crap if I eat anywhere that is not my apartment (even my local food co-op where the only non compliant thing I eat is canola oil). I've only eaten at a restaurant once in the last thirty days and it was such a bad experience that I havne't/wont eat out again. After that I've tried to eat at a local co-op or market and both times I've gotten an immediate migraine. And the thought of never being able to eat out again is majorly depressing. WHY IS THIS HAPPENING. Is canola oil really all it would take? REALLY?? I'm mad. Also, doing this and living on your own and going to college is basically impossible. One the one hand, it's great because you have control over everything that comes into your home, and are less tempted. One the other hand, you are doing ALL the cooking, ALL the cleaning, ALL the time. And you're eating every single meal alone. I've worked so hard. But if every single time I have to eat something outside of my home I'm going to get sick for days (and then have to recover and basically start the healing process over), then what is the point in sensitizing myself to this food in the first place??? So I need advice/pep talk/ someone to tell me that this is all somehow a good thing or I'm gonna lose it. P.S. Sorrynotsorry for the obvious rage. P.P.S. If anyone has any science to show whether or not it's actually plausible that canola oil will make you feel like crap almost immediately after eating the food, please share!!!
  14. bailey.derby

    Please Help-Does Dining Out Mean Starting Over?

    Mitch, that's a good point. The thought of starting all over is making me too stressed out right now with everything else going on in my life (college, work, living on my own for the first time, etc.). I think I'll just keep going regardless. I did, however, say I wanted to start over on the daily emails, and id like to change that back. Reading the first week over again is really not helpful for what I'm now experiencing, plus it's depressing haha. Anyone know if I can change this back?
  15. bailey.derby

    Please Help-Does Dining Out Mean Starting Over?

    Im going to start over. Ugh. Thanks everyone for your help.