Guest Posted January 16, 2014 Share Posted January 16, 2014 My husband and I are back for more Whole30. I feel like giving a little extra context than normal, so thanks for bearing with me. We rallied with some friends to start on January 1st for a Whole60. He and I were going to be compliant aside from a trip to NM to see our families for my mom's birthday. We had paleo holidays alone in our new home, so we decided to allow a little indulgence for a couple of days. On the Sunday before the first, I received a call that my nephew, who was raised as my little brother, was in ICU in NM. I hopped in the car to Denver and on a plane to NM. By the time I arrived, they were waiting for me to be there to turn off all machines. It was labeled as suspicious. I stayed in NM for a a little over a week. My diabetes has gotten worse lately and I struggled to even find veggies there to eat! The local diet consists of beans, cheese, rice, red and green chile, meat, and tortillas. My mom was really proud when she bought some frozen Brussels sprouts in a butter sauce so that I could have dinner at her house. I was proud of her, too, and I washed them and cooked in olive oil. She even tried one! Anyway, that story will help you all see why I may need support. My family has asked me to come back for a family event in about ten days. I am going to try to ship some food from Pre-Made Paleo to help, but I am not sure I can afford it. I am also freezing a little stuff. I'm not sure how much time I will have to shop and cook. Now, for an update. As I said, the diabetes is worse, but I am willing to keep trying. My tummy troubles from the Summer weren't present in NM. I think I have made the connection to sitting after meals. So, I am making a conscious effort not to and have not had the same distress. So, my goals for the next 50-ish days are: To develop stronger habits with respect to paleo cooking and eating. I'd like to get to a place of weekly cook-ups and fewer recipes. I'm thinking Robb Wolf meets Melissa Joulwan. I want to be nourished without spending as much time cleaning the kitchen so that eating out is no longer a temptation. Actually, I'd like to spend less time thinking about food! As the cooking becomes more natural, I'd like to focus more on sleep, movement, and hydration. My husband is eating breakfast without trouble these days. He is having a lot of back pain and trouble sleeping. He has had some hunger the last few days, so we have started sending him a fourth meal to prevent snacking on the free nuts at work. His hunger turned to a severe headache and severe stomach pain a few days ago, so we think the extra meal will be a good idea. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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