LydiaJo

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    LydiaJo got a reaction from Bzh in Day one! April 18th.   
     
    My 15 yr old keeps me accountable. LOL
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    LydiaJo got a reaction from smittymom4 in Day one! April 18th.   
    QueenBMilaD I hate doing the whole moving thing. Be good to yourself.
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    LydiaJo got a reaction from Hutlifr in Day one! April 18th.   
    Smittymom4
    A little about myself first... I work full time and have a 15 yr old daughter. I don't like spending time in the kitchen doing up meals for the week.

    First, you shouldn't be hungry. Make sure you are eating your healthy fats at every meal. Also, make sure you're getting enough fluids. Check the medical condition thread or info on in between meal foods.

    I'm making the assumption that you do the grocery shopping. Buy more of what you can have and less of what's off limits. My daughter is eating compliant meals because that is what I make, even when I have friends over. I add non compliant condiments for others as well as some sides of pasta or rice. When I cook pasta or rice it is only enough for a side. I will also add a dessert but only have enough for others.

    Here's the good stuff:
    I don't cook fancy. Ever.

    I cook baked chicken with seasoning. Beef cubes or pot roast with veggies and sweet potatoes. Pretty much I make the meals I've always made and leave off the stuff that's non-complaint.

    "No thank you" is a phrase I've made good use of.
    Your 11 should be learning to cook. All of the kids should learn how to read labels and make better choices. Notice I said better. The husband is an adult. If need be, he can add all the non-complaint food her wants when he's out of the house.

    Lydia Jo
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    LydiaJo got a reaction from Hutlifr in Day one! April 18th.   
    Smittymom4
    A little about myself first... I work full time and have a 15 yr old daughter. I don't like spending time in the kitchen doing up meals for the week.

    First, you shouldn't be hungry. Make sure you are eating your healthy fats at every meal. Also, make sure you're getting enough fluids. Check the medical condition thread or info on in between meal foods.

    I'm making the assumption that you do the grocery shopping. Buy more of what you can have and less of what's off limits. My daughter is eating compliant meals because that is what I make, even when I have friends over. I add non compliant condiments for others as well as some sides of pasta or rice. When I cook pasta or rice it is only enough for a side. I will also add a dessert but only have enough for others.

    Here's the good stuff:
    I don't cook fancy. Ever.

    I cook baked chicken with seasoning. Beef cubes or pot roast with veggies and sweet potatoes. Pretty much I make the meals I've always made and leave off the stuff that's non-complaint.

    "No thank you" is a phrase I've made good use of.
    Your 11 should be learning to cook. All of the kids should learn how to read labels and make better choices. Notice I said better. The husband is an adult. If need be, he can add all the non-complaint food her wants when he's out of the house.

    Lydia Jo
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    LydiaJo got a reaction from Hutlifr in Older women following Whole30   
    Hutlifr: I'm doing okay. I've had some 10 and 15 hour work days plus travel time. I'm tired but some of that is because I am also dealing with the ex husbands estate and a teenager who is missing her dad.
     
    Bzh: Way to go on the lack of temptation.
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    LydiaJo got a reaction from Bzh in Older women following Whole30   
    I am having to do a restart. I was feeling great but on day 21 I had an out of town emergency. My crazy life got even crazier. At 63 I know that moving forward is what's important.
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    LydiaJo got a reaction from ShellBells in Day one! April 18th.   
    Bzh,
    It's not about calories. Follow the food template. Before my restart I was at day 21. The only thing I looked at were ingredients. By the second week I felt better and was sleeping better then I had in a very long time. Make sure you get enough protein and fluids.
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    LydiaJo reacted to jup1ternf in Because I Forgot How Precious My Time Here Is: May 1   
    Hey Everyone
     
    I haven't been active on a forum in a long time, but I am so happy and grateful you are here since I know I need community support to get this done.
     
    (I'm a huge believer in group work, as my artist-support group has brought me through a lot of doubt and into a great chosen family of weirdos who love to create.)
     
    I have been a cancer survivor for 8 years now, and have been teaching for ten years.  This spring I looked at myself and realized a few scary things:
    1. I am way to young to be this exhausted all the time.  I want to have twice this level of energy when I'm 90, and I can.
    2. I used to take better care of myself, having been scared by a brush with death at 23 I did everything I could to be healthy, and that scare and care have faded away with time.
    3. I want to do so much more with my life, and I refuse to waste time and energy self medicating with sugar and carbs.
     
    SO here I am promising you to start my day one on May 1st.  (Along with a promise to a friend who will kick my butt if she catches me putting sugar in my coffee.)
     
     
     
     
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    LydiaJo got a reaction from Joni56 in I just want to be normal!!!!   
    I remembered this title:
    Normal Is Just a Setting On the Dryer: And Other Lessons from the Real, Real World 
    by Adair Lara (Author), Roxanna Bikadoroff (illustrator) (Author)
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    LydiaJo got a reaction from Joni56 in Whole45 - Boob Loss!   
    I'd like some boob lose
    I'm a 36 G.
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    LydiaJo got a reaction from Kcrokus in Starting March 21. Anyone else?   
    Don't look. It's about feeling good and being healthy. Weight loss is just an added bonus.
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    LydiaJo reacted to ShannonM816 in Batch of Mayo to use up, recipe ideas?   
    I like to just dip roasted vegetables in it -- roasted sweet potatoes are particularly tasty with it, but any roasted vegetables work well. 
     
    There are ideas for sauces or dressings here.
     
    There's always egg salad or tuna salad or chicken salad. You can bake chicken coated in it, or fish (where that recipe calls for butter, use ghee if you have it, or you could probably sub any other oil you'd cook with).
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    LydiaJo got a reaction from fifthj in Starting March 21. Anyone else?   
    Mary,  That's great. It's what gives me the feeling that I will stick with this. If just that it lets me get out of the bed without feeling drugged out.
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    LydiaJo got a reaction from Hawesome in Starting Monday April 4th   
    I hope you've all had a good first day. Remember to eat enough fat and drink enough water.
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    LydiaJo got a reaction from praxisproject in Medical Need for Stevia?   
    It's not the coffee her doctor wants her to have but the caffeine. Withdrawal can produce an increase in blood pressure and heart rate as well as hallucination similar to alcohol withdrawal  (DT's). I've seen it. She might want to have a talk with her doctor and change from coffee to caffeine pills.
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    LydiaJo got a reaction from Whole30Sue in Starting March 21. Anyone else?   
    Good morning. 
    I'm off to work after M1 of chicken, spinach with ghee and a few tomatoes. Lunch is in my backpack. Now to motivate myself out the door. I hope everyone has put together a good day for themselves.
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    LydiaJo got a reaction from SharynF in peanut butter and jelly is all they want   
    I have a 15 yr old and usually extras. Mine isn't eating whole 30 but for dinner she eats what I do as do the extras when they're here. The policy my parents laid down for us was you didn't have to clean your plate and you didn't have to eat everything. You did have to taste everything and you were allowed to spit it out if you didn't like the texture. I've raised my daughter the same way. There were things she didn't like at 4 but has re-tasted and decided she like.
     
    My current way of thinking, if it isn't good for me, why am I feeding it to my daughter. I just keep making little changes to our kitchen and her diet. She does connect the 2. They do learn if we provide the knowledge.
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    LydiaJo got a reaction from praxisproject in Heart patient   
    I'm not a heart patient but my doctor wanted me on a grain free diet for my cholesterol and family history. It's the diet she and most of her staff are on. 
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    LydiaJo got a reaction from Renata Sue King-Dewar in Ideas to spruce up plain water   
    I just add some lemon to mine. Sometimes I also add a drop of hot sauce with the lemon. Yeah, it's weird.
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    LydiaJo reacted to Physibeth in When husband isn't bought in...   
    Instead of thinking about it as foods you can't eat, think about it as foods you are choosing not to eat.
     
    The power of words and attitude are incredible. Don't be a victim, don't be on a diet, make empowered choices about what you are putting in your body.
     
    When I stopped telling people "I can't" and started telling people "I don't want...I'm choosing not to" it rocked my world!
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    LydiaJo got a reaction from fifthj in Starting March 21. Anyone else?   
    fifthj,
    I knew the kids were safe. One of my neighbors is a Sheriffs deputy. He sent word back to me that it was mostly a non event. It was a situation where a kid overheard something and reported it. Of course then there were rumors which had to be followed up as well. I'm glad to know that they jumped on it. Not happy that they didn't get the kids bottled water.
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    LydiaJo got a reaction from praxisproject in Hoping for stress/anxiety to dissipate with the Whole30   
    muddpies,
    I have been on meds for generalized anxiety and depression for almost 20 years. I am on day 10 and feel better (mentally) then I ever remember. In fact, with my doctors approval, I have dropped my meds by 1/3.
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    LydiaJo got a reaction from Whole30Sue in Starting March 21. Anyone else?   
    Sue, hang in there. Just think of it as a week of pre 30. Do your daughters know what's on your plan and what is no way to pass your lips? That might help.
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    LydiaJo got a reaction from SingingHeather in Starting March 21. Anyone else?   
    SingingHeather,
    Lots of hugs. They're w30 compiient.
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    LydiaJo got a reaction from Fairlight in Older women following Whole30   
    I'm glad this thread got revived.
    I'm a 63 yr old, mom to a 15 yr old and work full time. I suffer with knee pain, depression/anxiety disorder. Difficulty sleeping and fatigue. It's day 8 of the 30. There are definite improvements. My knees no longer hurt and I am less sleepy in the mornings. I also have more energy. Oh, my blood pressure does not rise as much during a stressful day at work.