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I have a start date! Tuesday, October 20, with a friend. This is my third true, hardcore Whole30. It's her first go at W30. To start my journey, I'm pulling a Tarot card for inspiration. The Queen of Coins, from the Burning Tarot deck. The Queen of Coins can do this. She understands the deep importance of body, of nourishment, of connection to the great Earth. She is wise and authoritative, but generous and fairly flexible. She knows that leadership is required. She is unafraid of riches and bounty. The Queen of Coins is ready to live in a most healthy and delicious manner, and so a
Howdy, I'm T. I've got a big ol' mess of chronic illness problems, and Whole30 has helped me get way, way better over the last 3+ years. I spend a great deal of time outdoors, wandering, hiking, camping, writing poetry, and giving Tarot readings. My day job is freelance journalist and mom. I was doing so much better, I figured I'd add rice back in. And maybe rice noodles. Soy here and there. You get the picture... by the time Covid struck, I was totally ready to bake all day and pig out. Which brought back some of my allergy, inflammation, and chronic pain issues (along with enviro
So I've done a couple of these in the past, and they helped me figure out that artificial preservatives and soy both seem to trigger additional inflammation for me. It also improved my relationship with food and encouraged me to eat more veggies. (I'm happiest with the simple whole 30 plate, and love lots of raw veggies) I have chronic autoimmune health issues. I'm a few years older now, and keep gaining weight. I've been going along with stuff like 'let's go to the Chinese buffet' because it made my spouse happy, but hating myself for feeling miserable and bloated afterwards. So I decide