Be a part of the ITP community and stay informed.
Login to your account or REGISTER
.

•  Web site Help & Info

Welcome, Guest
Username: Password: Remember me

TOPIC: Paleo

Paleo 7 years 11 months ago #28486

  • Sandi
  • Offline
  • Sandi Forum Moderator Diagnosed in 1998, currently in remission. Diagnosed with Lupus in 2006. Last Count - 344k - 6-9-18
  • Posts: 12435
  • Karma: 11
  • Thank you received: 2352
I know pork rinds sound strange. Reading the book though, the author explains the digestive system and how we process foods. As weird as it sounds, he says that some fats are actually better than carbs. It's a very long, detailed explanation, but the gist is that carbs are converted to sugar, mostly bad sugar. He compares the diet in the U.S. with the diets in some other countries and how obesity and illness is more rampant in the U.S. because of diet. We know that to be true.

Tomorrow I'm having a salad with radishes, onions, eggs, tuna and balsamic vinegar dressing. I have pears to snack on. What's wrong with that? Last night I had chicken salad sandwiches and chips and dip for a snack. I really need some self-discipline.

Ann, I don't think gluten is a fad. I know a few families who have converted because someone in the family has Celiac's. That is a real medical disorder. People can have gluten sensitivities without having Celiac's and not know it.

Erica - LOVE ham loaf. It's just ground ham and you make it like a meat loaf. It's a big thing around here.

Girls - it's only a month or two. I will either see a difference or I won't. I think the guy makes sense. I don't easily fall for what people say unless it's pretty convincing. I have nothing to lose.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Paleo 7 years 11 months ago #28488

  • Ann
  • Offline
  • Posts: 1895
  • Thank you received: 355
Of course coeliacs is a medical disorder but just because it's bad for them doesn't mean it is for the vast majority. You know, phenylalanine is bad for phenylketonurics but nobody else has thought to stop eating it. Maybe I'll start that diet. I'm sure I could make a convincing case for it.

Nothing wrong with a salad, I eat them all the time. I do need more than that for roughage though. I find fruit and veg doesn't keep things working freely but muesli or bran flakes for breakfast works just fine. :)

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Paleo 7 years 11 months ago #28491

  • Sandi
  • Offline
  • Sandi Forum Moderator Diagnosed in 1998, currently in remission. Diagnosed with Lupus in 2006. Last Count - 344k - 6-9-18
  • Posts: 12435
  • Karma: 11
  • Thank you received: 2352
Okay, somehow I am missing the point here. Maybe someone can enlighten me. All arguments have a basis, and I'm not sure what the point is in this one. This is what I'm getting from you guys: (And please take it with the humor for which it is intended)

1. If you don't have medically diagnosed Celiac's, you shouldn't avoid gluten because if you do: __________________________________________ (fill in the blank)

2. You shouldn't waste your money on a used book from Amazon because: __________________________________(fill in the blank)

3. You shouldn't listen to a diet that someone writes about, even if it includes vegetables, fruits, chicken, fish and lean meat, in favor of giving up sugar, breads, pastas and desserts, because: ____________________________________________ (fill in the blank)

My answers:

1. It's not going to cause harm in any way, shape or form to give up gluten for a while.
2. Have any of you ever bought a book? Did someone ever tell you not to buy it because they didn't like the book or the author?
3. I have horrible eating habits. Yes, I do eat salads a lot and I eat yogurt and chicken and other supposedly healthy foods. But I also like cake and cookies and hamburgers. Every single day I drink a McDonald's large iced coffee and about 5 or 6 bottles of 16 oz iced tea. I ate a whole package of Peeps the other day in one sitting. I like food, including junk. I need a change.

I'm sorry if I suddenly seem to have acquired some quack that you didn't know existed. Or, maybe you did know. I'm sorry if I let you down because I want to try something totally out of character for me. I believe it's a healthy choice that will do no harm. It might not do any good and I'm prepared for that, but that's okay. Now, really tell me why I shouldn't do this?

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Paleo 7 years 11 months ago #28493

  • eklein
  • Offline
  • Posts: 1353
  • Thank you received: 167
Wait this diet doesn't allow Peeps? But they are made with gelatin, so boiled animal bones. Oh, must be all that other stuff in them that make them wonderful but not allowed on many diets...

Even though I live with a published author who makes a not insignificant portion of his income from royalties, I'm a HUGE public library fan (my author is a librarian too!) And combined with my love of the reality show Hoarders, I'm all for accumulating less stuff. And spending less money on stuff.

So I stand by my library suggestion. Start out by getting it from the library. If you love it, then buy it.

Good luck with the diet. Are you giving up caffeine? Big headaches for a few days.
Erica
And she was!
Diagnosed May 2005, lowest count 8K.
4/22/08: 43K (2nd Rituxan)
10/01/09: 246K, 1/8/10: 111K, 5/21/10: 233K
Latest count: 7/27/2015: 194K

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Paleo 7 years 11 months ago #28498

  • Sandi
  • Offline
  • Sandi Forum Moderator Diagnosed in 1998, currently in remission. Diagnosed with Lupus in 2006. Last Count - 344k - 6-9-18
  • Posts: 12435
  • Karma: 11
  • Thank you received: 2352
Erica - the last time I borrowed a book from the library, I ended up returning it so late and owing so much that I could have bought the book three times. I do know where the library is, but parking there is horrible so it's a big pain in the butt. I've been travel-challenged lately.

Yeah, I hate the fact that Peeps are not on Paleo, but I'll have to man-up and avoid them. It's so much more fun to gobble them up but I have to wipe that kind of fun off of my itinerary.

I am going to wean the caffeine. I can't totally kill myself all at once.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Paleo 7 years 11 months ago #28499

  • ananta
  • Offline
  • Posts: 167
  • Thank you received: 21
Hey Sandi,
Good luck with the diet. My husband is on a similar diet called SCD (Specific Carbohydrate Diet) since July. He has IBD and it has helped him TREMENDOUSLY. He felt better within days. A lot of his symptoms have subsided. But, of course any regular Dr will tell you that digestive diseases have nothing to do with what you eat, and going on any type of diet won't help. HA.

Here is an article from
shine.yahoo.com/healthy-living/paleo-diet-help-calm-auto-immune-issues-185100029.html


"Can the Paleo Diet Help Calm Auto-Immune Issues?

By Nell Stephenson
Author of Paleoista
Following the Paleo Diet is not just a way to reach one's healthy, lean body weight. It also happens to be an excellent conduit to addressing symptoms of autoimmune disease, including multiple sclerosis, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and thyroid disease.

Autoimmune diseases are the third most common class of illnesses in the U.S., and women make up nearly 80 percent of those who suffer from them, according to Dr. Loren Cordain, the father of Paleo, in his latest book, The Paleo Answer.

I've worked with many clients who've found tremendous relief-and sometimes complete cessation of their symptoms-once they cut out the dietary culprits that can make day-to-day living a painfully excruciating existence. The bottom line is that the Paleo Diet is a very alkaline and anti-inflammatory diet...."

I am partially following it. My husband says it could stop my ITP from coming back. I should be more serious about it...

I am eager to see how it works for you.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Paleo 7 years 11 months ago #28535

  • KittieG
  • Offline
  • Posts: 175
  • Thank you received: 34
Sandi - first off I gotta say, holy $@! That's a lot of peeps!

It's going to be intense to wean off that much caffeine. When I wean off caffeine, I go black tea > green tea > de-caffeinated tea (which still has a tiny bit of caffeine which can kee the headache at bay) to none. It helps a lot.

Good luck on all of it. When you're feeling lazy, steak houses are the best place to eat out on paleo - and a great excuse to treat yourself!

Can you have almond milk? Or is that in the processed category? Cause blue diamond makes kick ass almond milk - youll never miss the real stuff, and it's great in a smoothie (which i think you could have).

And I might be more concerned if you were touting that a gluten free diet were the "answer". but it sounds to me like you just want to give it a shot. I did that with papaya leaf. Didn't work, but I was willing to try it, it wasn't unhealthy, the doc said it was ok, so why not? No harm, and I've certainly spent money on worse crap before.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Paleo 7 years 11 months ago #28571

  • Sandi
  • Offline
  • Sandi Forum Moderator Diagnosed in 1998, currently in remission. Diagnosed with Lupus in 2006. Last Count - 344k - 6-9-18
  • Posts: 12435
  • Karma: 11
  • Thank you received: 2352
Ananta - Thanks for the info. This sure is a process; learning what I can and cannot eat. My daughter told me that a good rule of thumb is to stick to the outer edges of the grocery store and stay away from the aisles since that is where most processed foods are. When I thought about it, it's true. The thing I am craving the most is cheese. Not sure I can give that up 100%. My husband has IBS too but refuses to do anything about it. He lives on Imodium. He keeps blaming his blood pressure pills but he had the problem long before that. Denial!

Kittie - yes, it was a lot of Peeps! I am just cutting down on the number of teas I drink in a day. I went from 6 to 3 the past few days. So far, so good.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Paleo 7 years 10 months ago #28645

  • juliannesmom
  • Offline
  • Posts: 300
  • Thank you received: 56
Sandi,

I'm just tuning in to this discussion, and I really hope you'll keep us updated on how it goes. I certainly can't think of any reason that any of us "need" gluten. There may be no "magic bullet" diet for ITP, but it certainly couldn't hurt an ITP patient to be as healthy as possible in every way, to better withstand the occasional bleed and to ward off the ailments that ITP patients cannot as easily treat. Instead of worrying what blood thinners and other meds the patient can take for various ailments, why not try to ward them off with exercise and nutrition? Around the time my teen ITP kid started having better counts, she also became a bit of an exercise and nutrition nut. She now runs consistently normal counts. I can't say that did the trick, but it doesn't hurt. I think paleo sounds great. Wish I had the willpower right now to try it.

As for the book thing, I'm a big library believer, but the library no longer fits my work schedule, and it takes me too long to finish a book because I have so little time. I've found some great used books online and, years ago, at yard sales. If the book is cheap and you don't want to keep it, you can always drop it in the library drop after hours with a post-it note on it that says "gift to the library." E-books are cheaper than new books, but harder to share.

Go for it, and let us know how it goes.

Norma

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Paleo 7 years 10 months ago #28646

  • Sandi
  • Offline
  • Sandi Forum Moderator Diagnosed in 1998, currently in remission. Diagnosed with Lupus in 2006. Last Count - 344k - 6-9-18
  • Posts: 12435
  • Karma: 11
  • Thank you received: 2352
Norma:

SO far, it's going great. It's day 7. Before I started the diet, I was always hungry and munching on something. After going through the 'wanting to raid the refrigerator' craze for two days after starting the diet, that feeling ended and I don't feel the need to stuff my face every minute. The salads have been quite good and I'm not tired of them yet. I'm actually loving them. Today I'm making chicken from a new recipe that I found online. I did cheat last night and had a cookie, but I do think you have to treat yourself once in a while. I do not miss bread or pasta yet.

As for the drinks, I stuck to my two large iced coffees as planned this week and am finding that I don't have that need either. Before, I was obsessed and had to have one everyday. Also sticking to three teas a day, but I'm still not drinking enough water. I have not found a good substitute for coffee creamer yet. I've tried coconut milk and almond milk, but they don't do it for me. I drink one cup of coffee in the morning.

I'm not doing this for ITP, I have other reasons. No real changes yet as far as how I feel, but it's early. I also don't know if I've lost any weight...have not weighed myself. I only have 20 pounds to lose so it's not that much and I'm in no hurry.

It takes me a long time to finish books too. I read in spurts.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Paleo 7 years 10 months ago #28649

  • hopeful77
  • Offline
  • Posts: 15
  • Thank you received: 0
Sandi:

I've also just started reading up on paleo diet and it seems very sensible to me. I've just started to go gluten free and have noticed an immediate improvement on my "daily movement" and the resulting waste (trying to not put anyone off, sorry). I'm going to read up on paleo and start making a mental list of how to do this and I think I'll be moving onto this as soon as possible.

Since my ITP journey only began around a month ago, I don't want too many shocking changes to my body/lifestyle but I'm pretty sure I'll see an improvement once I sort out my eating.

I'd love to hear how you progress on paleo and what effect it has on your itp and lupus.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Paleo 7 years 10 months ago #28650

  • Sandi
  • Offline
  • Sandi Forum Moderator Diagnosed in 1998, currently in remission. Diagnosed with Lupus in 2006. Last Count - 344k - 6-9-18
  • Posts: 12435
  • Karma: 11
  • Thank you received: 2352
It definitely takes a while to get into it. It's hard to find the right substitutes for certain things; I haven't gotten there yet. Today I'm making balsamic mustard roasted chicken and roasted brussels sprouts and broccoli. I have no idea how this will turn out.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Paleo - for those interested 7 years 10 months ago #28654

  • Sandi
  • Offline
  • Sandi Forum Moderator Diagnosed in 1998, currently in remission. Diagnosed with Lupus in 2006. Last Count - 344k - 6-9-18
  • Posts: 12435
  • Karma: 11
  • Thank you received: 2352
Today is day 6. I weighed myself for the first time. Lost - 6 pounds. I didn't expect that.

I have found these things to be a must:

Extra virgin olive oil
Balsamic Vinegar

I also found that I like almond milk as a dairy substitute. It has calcium and is soy free.

The dinner was a big hit with my son and husband. They went on and on about it for an hour. I said, "See? You can eat Paleo and actually enjoy it!" I can't convince my husband to give up bread and pasta. He likes it too much. I don't miss it yet.

The book is very interesting and even a bit humorous. The author is pretty convincing about the damage that carbs and gluten can do to the body, sensitivity or not.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Paleo 7 years 10 months ago #28655

  • Tyler99
  • Offline
  • Posts: 10
  • Thank you received: 2
That's good news! I have been following this thread and I find it very interesting (anything related to diet for ITP is interesting to me). But I am a vegetarian, bordering on vegan, so meat is not an option for me. I stopped consuming cow's milk and dairy products after seeing it mentioned in the "warnings" page and also by Dr. Andrew Weil ( www.drweil.com/drw/u/id/QAA47079 ). So almond milk sounds appealing. Do they add artificial sweeteners to it?

By the way, what's the name of the book? Amazon shows up quite a few of them:

www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=paleo+diet

Is it the first one, by Loren Cordain?
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. - Hebrews 11:1

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Paleo 7 years 10 months ago #28667

  • Sandi
  • Offline
  • Sandi Forum Moderator Diagnosed in 1998, currently in remission. Diagnosed with Lupus in 2006. Last Count - 344k - 6-9-18
  • Posts: 12435
  • Karma: 11
  • Thank you received: 2352
It's the Paleo Solution by Robb Wolf. He really gets into other things too like sleep, work stress and how that affects your body too. Very interesting chapter about cortisol. This book is an eye opener.

He does not like the vegan diet, so if you plan to stick to that, no point in getting the book.

Almond milk - it has a few additives if store bought. They promote making your own. I don't know if I'll ever get to that; if you have to make your own everything, then you'd spend all day, every day, just cooking. I don't think I'm that dedicated.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Paleo 7 years 10 months ago #28671

  • april
  • april's Avatar
I love homemade almond milk, but I rarely have time for it anymore. Three of my kids are vegetarian (not vegan, though), and have been so their whole lives. The rest of us eat meat on an occasional basis. They all seem to prefer Trader Joes Almond milk over regular milk. If you can find a good source for raw milk, it is quite different from pasteurized milk, and has many health benefits. Here's what Trader Joe's Fearless Flyer has to say about their Almond Milk:

When contemplating an alternative to dairy milk, there are more choices than ever. When also looking to exclude soy from the mix, the choices are narrowed somewhat, as some of the major contenders in the almond "milk" universe include soy lecithin in their recipe. Not Trader Joe's. Trader Joe's Almond Smooth Beverages are made using 100% California almonds—no dairy, no soy, no gluten. They're also free of cholesterol and saturated fat, excellent sources of vitamins D & E and Calcium, good sources of vitamin A and certified kosher.

But do they taste good? Oh, yes. We have Trader Joe's Almond Smooth in four flavors: Unsweetened Vanilla, Original, Vanilla, and Chocolate. Enjoy them by the glass (we like them really cold), in recipes, over cereal, in coffee or smoothies. Because they're "shelf-stable," you can keep them in the pantry until you need them, then refrigerate after opening. We're selling each 32 ounce resealable container for $1.69, the very best everyday price we've seen on almond "milk" of this quality.

I love Trader Joe's! Hope you have one near you.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Paleo 7 years 10 months ago #28684

  • ananta
  • Offline
  • Posts: 167
  • Thank you received: 21
Sandi,
Congrats on making it to day 6 and on the weight loss. My husband has also lost weight without even trying. He is delighted. He has lost about 10 pounds in 4 months. I have lost a little, but I have cheated too much!

Tyler99, my husband and I are both lacto-vegetarians. We find the SCD diet a little easier since yogurt and cheese are allowed, although it is still a little hard. Definitely the Paleo diet revolves around meat.

The book "Breaking the Vicious Cycle" is the book that turned us towards SCD. Out of the 357 reviews on Amazon, 289 people gave it 5 stars saying it has changed their life that was previously filled with the pain of Crohn's, UC and IBD.

Now I am reading "Nourishing Traditions". It has a lot of good info on what is wrong with the American Diet. How we have been told low fat and polyunsaturated fats are good for you, when there is a lot of evidence to the contrary. (Both Paleo and SCD limit PUFA's) Check it out!

www.amazon.com/Nourishing-Traditions-Challenges-Politically-Dictocrats/dp/0967089735/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1350939884&sr=1-1&keywords=nourishing+traditions

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Paleo 7 years 10 months ago #29053

  • Sandi
  • Offline
  • Sandi Forum Moderator Diagnosed in 1998, currently in remission. Diagnosed with Lupus in 2006. Last Count - 344k - 6-9-18
  • Posts: 12435
  • Karma: 11
  • Thank you received: 2352
For anyone following this: I caved over the weekend. :huh: My husband made ham, bean and potato soup and I couldn't resist. He also bought some very fresh Italian bread and it was just sitting there and would have gone stale if I didn't eat some! I thought, okay, one bad day, start over tomorrow.

Well I did, but Monday night I got a Big Mac attack. I fought with myself for two hours but lost that battle. Okay, start over on Tuesday. This is day two and I am ready to go at it again!

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Paleo 7 years 10 months ago #29065

  • meredithjane
  • Offline
  • Posts: 373
  • Thank you received: 44
Oh Sandi, that soup sounds delicious!
Can't be tempted by a Big Mac though . . :sick:
Had a long day yesterday - visiting father-in-law in hospital, errands & grocery shopping, visiting an auntie in another hospital, delivering food out to the harvester driver & so on. Left it too long for a substantial meal & ended up with a coffee & 3! Tim Tams (chocolate coated biscuits) late in the evening. I tossed & turned all night - I know better!
Today I intend to stay home & stick with regular fresh meals. Oh, after I run the lunch box out to the paddock that is . . We are reaping wheat.
I have been wondering how you are getting on, hang in there.
mj

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Paleo 7 years 10 months ago #29070

  • Sandi
  • Offline
  • Sandi Forum Moderator Diagnosed in 1998, currently in remission. Diagnosed with Lupus in 2006. Last Count - 344k - 6-9-18
  • Posts: 12435
  • Karma: 11
  • Thank you received: 2352
You have been busy, MJ! Sorry to hear about all of the hospital visits.

I did good yesterday and today. Onward!

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Paleo 7 years 10 months ago #29128

  • Melinda
  • Melinda's Avatar

Sandi wrote: I caved over the weekend. :huh:

Haven't you ever noticed that when you totally deny yourself something you want it, you have to have it? That's why I do not believe in diets that totally remove something from the menu.



[Let me clarify that: unless that diet which removes something from the menu is for health reasons]

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Paleo 7 years 10 months ago #29142

  • Sandi
  • Offline
  • Sandi Forum Moderator Diagnosed in 1998, currently in remission. Diagnosed with Lupus in 2006. Last Count - 344k - 6-9-18
  • Posts: 12435
  • Karma: 11
  • Thank you received: 2352
I do consider this diet to be a change for health reasons. It's supposed to be anti-inflammatory. Since the joints in my fingers are so swollen, I am losing the ability to use a few fingers. I can try this, or keep injecting myself with Methotrexate for the rest of my life. I had to stop the injections for the past two months because of bronchitis and pneumonia. I haven't started back up yet because my last x-ray still showed pneumonia, and my fingers have been getting worse. I'm stuck in a catch-22, injections make me susceptible to illnesses and then I can't use it. I use it, and keep getting sick.

There are so many articles out there about gluten sensitivity and autoimmune disorders. I've seen those for many years but never had the will power or time to change my eating habits. Yes, it's hard, but seriously, not eating cake, pasta, dairy, potatoes, etc cannot be a bad thing.

All I can do is try. It might fail or I might fail, but I am drinking more water and juice than I ever did and replacing the caffeine (tea, iced coffees).

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Paleo 7 years 10 months ago #29158

  • KittieG
  • Offline
  • Posts: 175
  • Thank you received: 34
Holy crap -are you caffeine free now?!

I've been wondering how the diet was going. I don't consider a "slip up" day a failure, because you still had all those other days of a great diet in your body. The slip-up doesn't negate the good!

And honestly, as time goes on, it is likely that you WILL crave the bad stuff less. Just today my husband and I were pressed for time, so I agreed to a Burger King veggie burger. Even though it was a veggie burger, the entire thing - bun, tomato, lettuce, cheese, burger - tasted so proccesed and bad. It's like they managed to suck the life out of a tomato! I actually threw it away.

My palette really doesn't want proccesed food anymore. I haven't had a chip or soda in years - and it's not because i deprive myself from them. Its because My brain no longer thinks of them as food. Weird, right?!

I can't wait to hear about the next recipes you discover (personal winter fave of mine - roasted Butternut squash. Sooooooo easy and good, and you can make it into a soup without even using a recipie!)

So keep going, good luck, and congrats so far!

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Paleo 7 years 10 months ago #29160

  • Sandi
  • Offline
  • Sandi Forum Moderator Diagnosed in 1998, currently in remission. Diagnosed with Lupus in 2006. Last Count - 344k - 6-9-18
  • Posts: 12435
  • Karma: 11
  • Thank you received: 2352
Thanks, Kittie! No, not caffeine free yet. That's going to take a while.

With a gluten free diet though, one day of a slip up does mean that you have to start over. Just a tiny bit of gluten ruins the result you are trying to achieve. For people with Celiacs, they even have to worry about cross contamination of their food being prepared in the same area as the regular foods with gluten. It is a major set back, but I did it to myself.

I am finding more foods that I can eat. My husband made home made chicken salad today and I really wanted some, so we got some gluten free bread and surprise - it was really good! The one problem I'm having though is that many of the gluten free products have soy snuck into them, and I avoided soy long before this diet, so I'm even more limited. Oh well, I am getting there slowly but surely.

I hope my brain goes into the same mode as yours! I LOVE chips and dip and although I am not craving them yet, I'm sure I will soon.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Paleo 7 years 10 months ago #29215

  • Sara
  • Offline
  • Posts: 4
  • Thank you received: 0
I like to look on Pinterest for Paleo recipes and blogs. There's some great ideas on that site. It's like having a virtual menu :)

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Paleo 7 years 10 months ago #29223

  • Sandi
  • Offline
  • Sandi Forum Moderator Diagnosed in 1998, currently in remission. Diagnosed with Lupus in 2006. Last Count - 344k - 6-9-18
  • Posts: 12435
  • Karma: 11
  • Thank you received: 2352
Maybe I'll check it out.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Paleo 7 years 10 months ago #29277

  • Sandi
  • Offline
  • Sandi Forum Moderator Diagnosed in 1998, currently in remission. Diagnosed with Lupus in 2006. Last Count - 344k - 6-9-18
  • Posts: 12435
  • Karma: 11
  • Thank you received: 2352
Well, I blew it today. I am having a bad week so I am going to treat myself with food. Found out this week that I have sleep apnea (which I suspected) but apparently have other pulmonary problems going on and had to have a few other tests. It never ends.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Paleo 7 years 10 months ago #29287

  • meredithjane
  • Offline
  • Posts: 373
  • Thank you received: 44
Sorry to hear that Sandi. You have been trying so hard.
Treat yourself with 'good' treats :P
The effort you have been making in the past few weeks must surely be in your favour.
mj

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Paleo 7 years 9 months ago #29630

  • KittieG
  • Offline
  • Posts: 175
  • Thank you received: 34
It's been a while since I've been on here - how's the diet going sandi?

PS: current platelets 47k w no meds still : )

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Paleo 7 years 9 months ago #29648

  • Sandi
  • Offline
  • Sandi Forum Moderator Diagnosed in 1998, currently in remission. Diagnosed with Lupus in 2006. Last Count - 344k - 6-9-18
  • Posts: 12435
  • Karma: 11
  • Thank you received: 2352
I do great during the week but cave on the weekends when my husband cooks (he tempts me). I decided that I am just going to focus on the gluten free part for now and phase out the rest later. It's been too hard to just go cold turkey in a snap.

You're counts are pretty decent, girl!
The following user(s) said Thank You: KittieG

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

BBB Cleveland logo GuideStar Seal NORD Member Badge 2018THSNA logo