MizRik

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    MizRik reacted to MaddMac in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    This is my opinion so hopefully heads don't explode. I say don't start over. If you have been stellar everywhere else within the recommended plan, other than treating your body for an illness, why start over? I just had surgery on Tuesday, under anesthesia and all sorts of drugs but I am not starting over.  But that's my opinion and I think the general consensus is to use your best judgement. It's not like you sneaked a chocolate chip cookie or two and then pondering whether or not to start over (in that case I would say YES!)
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    MizRik reacted to tiffysquid in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    oh! you've got Les Covides! oh dear. i hope it doesn't go too badly for you. maybe you'll get your tigers blood later. (mine doesn't coincide with the Melissa Urban timeline, when i do get it...)
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    MizRik reacted to MaddMac in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    Sorry! Feel better soon and speedy recovery from 'rona
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    MizRik got a reaction from Mamatutu in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    Can I just pat myself on the back for a second
    I am a HUGE comfort eater!! Being sick is one of those times I WANT/NEED comfort food!!  I don’t have an appetite right now per say but I have killer cravings and habits calling to me big time!! I want sugary sprite, I want cold ice cream, I want warm, homemade, thick noodled, chicken noodle soup and saltine crackers. I want my dads chocolate chip cookies and I want my grandma to bring me orange popsicles. I want all of those things to make me feel better! 
    And you know what….. I haven’t touched any of them. I’m in my emotionally weak place and I’m still staying on plan (I mean other than the one cough drop I tried that did nothing for my sore throat). 
    These are the moments I usually cave and say screw it! Give me all the chocolate! But this time I’m not. This time I’m reminding myself that the bigger picture here is caring for my MS and body in a way that maybe, just maybe I will get sick less often. This isn’t just about swimsuit season anymore. It’s about my health. 
     
    i got this. 
     
    we all got this 
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    MizRik got a reaction from christine19 in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    Too funny. After my post last night about not touching my comfort foods while sick…. This was the daily Whole30 text I received. 
     
    It's Day 17, and by now, you've hit a bump or two. You've been anxious, lonely, or scared, and tempted to comfort yourself with something sweet and instantly gratifying (AKA numbing).
    A gentle reminder from me (and from Past You, who came to the Whole30 in part for this specific reason): Food won't make it better. It won't make it easier. It won't make you happier. It doesn't fill the hole. It doesn't fix what's wrong. Connection, support, love, and reassurance don't come from a wrapper, box, or bottle. I know you know this.
    You're on the right path. STICK WITH IT. M x
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    MizRik got a reaction from tiffysquid in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    Too funny. After my post last night about not touching my comfort foods while sick…. This was the daily Whole30 text I received. 
     
    It's Day 17, and by now, you've hit a bump or two. You've been anxious, lonely, or scared, and tempted to comfort yourself with something sweet and instantly gratifying (AKA numbing).
    A gentle reminder from me (and from Past You, who came to the Whole30 in part for this specific reason): Food won't make it better. It won't make it easier. It won't make you happier. It doesn't fill the hole. It doesn't fix what's wrong. Connection, support, love, and reassurance don't come from a wrapper, box, or bottle. I know you know this.
    You're on the right path. STICK WITH IT. M x
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    MizRik got a reaction from tiffysquid in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    Can I just pat myself on the back for a second
    I am a HUGE comfort eater!! Being sick is one of those times I WANT/NEED comfort food!!  I don’t have an appetite right now per say but I have killer cravings and habits calling to me big time!! I want sugary sprite, I want cold ice cream, I want warm, homemade, thick noodled, chicken noodle soup and saltine crackers. I want my dads chocolate chip cookies and I want my grandma to bring me orange popsicles. I want all of those things to make me feel better! 
    And you know what….. I haven’t touched any of them. I’m in my emotionally weak place and I’m still staying on plan (I mean other than the one cough drop I tried that did nothing for my sore throat). 
    These are the moments I usually cave and say screw it! Give me all the chocolate! But this time I’m not. This time I’m reminding myself that the bigger picture here is caring for my MS and body in a way that maybe, just maybe I will get sick less often. This isn’t just about swimsuit season anymore. It’s about my health. 
     
    i got this. 
     
    we all got this 
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    MizRik reacted to itskatiegirl11 in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    Hokay... I've been doing so great while on my own these last 3 weeks, but this is going to be the true test - going home to my bf and keeping myself from joining him on the couch eating chips! Wish me luck!!
    Day 22 -  perhaps I feel the tiger blood? (I don't know really, working 28 days straight of 12 hour shift is EXHAUSTING on a good day, so I think that may be obscuring my results), but I have felt in rather good spirits for the last week or so, so perhaps that is it. I have noticed though, how CLEAR my skin is (and believe me I notice every little blemish on my face), and how great food tastes (food is so naturally sweet, I dont know how I didn't notice before), and how few cravings I've been having (although just thinking of going home gives me cravings of my usual celebratory off work meals...). 
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    MizRik reacted to Loop in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    I don't know... for me it comes from a bottle of Kombucha  
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    MizRik got a reaction from itskatiegirl11 in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    Can I just pat myself on the back for a second
    I am a HUGE comfort eater!! Being sick is one of those times I WANT/NEED comfort food!!  I don’t have an appetite right now per say but I have killer cravings and habits calling to me big time!! I want sugary sprite, I want cold ice cream, I want warm, homemade, thick noodled, chicken noodle soup and saltine crackers. I want my dads chocolate chip cookies and I want my grandma to bring me orange popsicles. I want all of those things to make me feel better! 
    And you know what….. I haven’t touched any of them. I’m in my emotionally weak place and I’m still staying on plan (I mean other than the one cough drop I tried that did nothing for my sore throat). 
    These are the moments I usually cave and say screw it! Give me all the chocolate! But this time I’m not. This time I’m reminding myself that the bigger picture here is caring for my MS and body in a way that maybe, just maybe I will get sick less often. This isn’t just about swimsuit season anymore. It’s about my health. 
     
    i got this. 
     
    we all got this 
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    MizRik reacted to Roelien in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    Great to read all the posts, gives a little boost on this 2nd day dealing with an upset bowel… (I’m on W30 day 17) I’m not sure what caused it, but I might have overeaten on (chinese 5 spice) cashews… or it were the marinated mushrooms..?
    So for the coming days I’m trying to stay away from nuts, cabbages, mushrooms and raw veggies and hope to be in shape back soon because Sunday I felt like I could conquer the world and was sure the Tiger Blood had kicked in!
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    MizRik reacted to christine19 in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    Hi everyone - quick early Wednesday morning report that I believe the tiger blood is here! It’s day 17  perfect timing as I’m running around at work with new employee orientation  - I’m a corporate trainer. I was up before 4am and ready to go! Finally less hungry too. Hope you all are having a great week …the W30 home stretch is in sight! 
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    MizRik reacted to Roelien in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    Good for you for not giving in to the cravings @MizRik! 
    If you’re still having a sore throat, you could also try gurgling with tepid salted water and/or take herbal tea with thym in it. Get well soon!
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    MizRik reacted to tiffysquid in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    Rikki, i hope you are feeling better!
    The MSG controversy is interesting to me, as someone who had had reactions to *something* in a number of soups in Asian restaurants in the US. Once I read about MSG being a problem, I stopped eating at places that use MSG, and stopped having the symptoms. The one time I slipped was in Thailand, and I was practically hallucinating from whatever was in that (delicious) Tom Yum soup. Was it MSG? I can't really say. But it brought on migraine effects.
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    MizRik got a reaction from tiffysquid in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    Well shyte. I’m sick. My youngest was sick last week. Covid negative. I now have the same symptoms he did. Yay me!! No wonder I have felt so run down. This stupid thing was brewing. 
     
    I tend to not take care of myself when I’m sick though. I mean I’m a mom. So today I still cleaned the whole house. Toilets and all. Meal prepped a little bit of meat and fed my family. I didn’t eat much at all today but I’m ready for tomorrow if my appetite is back. Now I’m lying in bed praying my body isn’t too angry tomorrow. 
     
    hahaha. I just proofread my post. I promise I washed my hands between the toilets and meal prepping
    hope everyone has a good day tomorrow. 
    night all 
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    MizRik got a reaction from itskatiegirl11 in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    As for the MSG thing. It seems in all the years I have been aware of the Whole30, very minimal changes have ever been made. 
     
    She started labeling Lara bars and Rx bars as only partially compliant aka emergency food only because they are easily food without breaks for most people and easily trigger the sugar dragon. She also totally nixed plantain chips which honeslty made me sad because I love plantain chips and homemeade guacamole. 
     
    As for add ins. I think MSG and white potatoes are all I have ever seen her add back in as okay. 
     
    Anywho. It appears things are not done at random. She always has good reasoning and typically science backing info. 
     
    as @itskatiegirl11mentioned anything could be food without breaks  while it’s just fine for someone else. I think one of the biggest bases of Whole30 is to pay attention and take the time to learn you and your body. 
     
    ps. My covid and strep tests were negative. I just have a cold. 
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    MizRik reacted to itskatiegirl11 in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    have you read Melissa's new information on MSG? I admit I don't know much about it myself, but she claims most of the information that came out about it being 'unhealthy' was directly related to racism and anti-asian sentiments. I've never cooked with it myself, but I know others who were quite excited as it allowed them to have more of their traditional flavours while doing Whole 30, which definitely helps when you are otherwise restricting yourself while on the program. 
    I think the idea of 'food with no brakes' can be different for each person. For example, fresh fruit can sometimes trigger people, but I certainly cannot see myself sitting down to a whole bunch of bananas, or a bushel of apples. So perhaps this is a similar case? For some it may trigger, for others it is a nice accompaniment to their traditional values and flavours. 
    If Melissa hasn't found scientific reason to doubt it any longer, I'm happy to follow suit. <shrug>
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    MizRik got a reaction from itskatiegirl11 in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    I found this on the Whole30 page….. 
    And if it’s a matter of taking the Nyquil and sleeping through the night, or sticking to the Whole30 and being miserable, well… sweet dreams. (We’re pretty sure no one sips Nyquil for the sugar hit.)

    nowhere in the article does it say you need to start over either. I think I will try one lozenge and if it works miracles I will sneak another one or two in until I can get to the store to find sugar free ones. there hasta be sugar free ones. 
     
    The article also listed some herbal teas and stuff that are approved. So I will look for those. 
     
     
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    MizRik got a reaction from itskatiegirl11 in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    Well shyte. I’m sick. My youngest was sick last week. Covid negative. I now have the same symptoms he did. Yay me!! No wonder I have felt so run down. This stupid thing was brewing. 
     
    I tend to not take care of myself when I’m sick though. I mean I’m a mom. So today I still cleaned the whole house. Toilets and all. Meal prepped a little bit of meat and fed my family. I didn’t eat much at all today but I’m ready for tomorrow if my appetite is back. Now I’m lying in bed praying my body isn’t too angry tomorrow. 
     
    hahaha. I just proofread my post. I promise I washed my hands between the toilets and meal prepping
    hope everyone has a good day tomorrow. 
    night all 
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    MizRik reacted to tiffysquid in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    On the tater tot discussion: for me, that would qualify as "French fries" or "food without brakes" or "chips," all no-no's on the Whole30. But some of the rules seem kind of arbitrary... so maybe tater tots are okay?
    There was also a crazy band called Tater Totz in the late '80s/early '90s. Did a smashing, 12-minute cover of Yoko Ono's "Don't Worry Kyoko."
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    MizRik reacted to tiffysquid in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    Interesting! I find that I'm ravenous, but I eat big fats and proteins to satiate myself, instead of carbs. Having done Whole30 before, I'm not focused on portion sizes or meal templates or any of that, mainly just compliant food. For me, if I'm hungry, I gotta EAT. Must be cool to not be hungry!
    Also funny: Melissa Urban is very strict about how it is "not hard" to drink coffee without milk or cream in it... but my first W30 I had trouble with that. I'm allergic to nuts and coconut, so I can't put a substitute in my coffee! And it was fine. I ended up staying on black coffee (decaf) after my first W30. Haven't missed the half-n-half at all, and that was nearly five years ago.
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    MizRik got a reaction from itskatiegirl11 in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    I signed up for daily Whole30 text messages when I started. They are promoted as being daily encouragement from Melissa herself. Of course they are computer/auto generated but they are nice to get. The one today made me laugh and feel better about life. If you don’t get them, here it is. 
    “Whole30 Day 14! Hey, are you doing the PERFECT Whole30? No? Good, because it DOESN'T EXIST. Not every meal will be a colorful rainbow. Snacks will happen. Over-eating almond butter might happen. If you're me, microwaving Whole30 Approved hot dogs and eating them with my bare hands happens like once a week.
    I have a saying here: Let good enough be good enough, especially when things are THIS uncertain and stressful. Are you eating Whole30 food? SUCCESS. (Love, Me)” 
     
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    MizRik reacted to Aliem999 in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    Probably fine, but I mean you can always just crisp those potatoes up in a pan. Yummy! You would probably have to cook the potatoes first before forming them for your recipe so that you don't have raw potato in the middle and then bake until crisp or pan fry them
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    MizRik reacted to Aliem999 in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    I believe if you bake your own potatoes (and pretty sure I saw on the forum, people air frying them but definitely double check before doing it) it is compliant. Whenever I roast potatoes I have always made them super crispy. So yummy
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    MizRik reacted to itskatiegirl11 in Let's Support Each Other — doing a January Whole30   
    hahaha I can relate to the struggle!!!