Emily

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    Emily got a reaction from Suzy in The crazy things people say   
    "People who aren't celiac but don't eat gluten are doing themselves a disservice" -- coworker of mine
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    Emily got a reaction from EileenRBe in The crazy things people say   
    That's hilarious! I picture them announcing over the loudspeaker "this person actually has real food with them!" and a big, Far-Side style red arrow suddenly pointing at your head as everyone turns to look at you!
    Hooray for planning ahead!
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    Emily got a reaction from EileenRBe in The crazy things people say   
    That's hilarious! I picture them announcing over the loudspeaker "this person actually has real food with them!" and a big, Far-Side style red arrow suddenly pointing at your head as everyone turns to look at you!
    Hooray for planning ahead!
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    Emily reacted to GLC1968 in The crazy things people say   
    I have to post this. It's not really something stupid that was said - rather the opposite. Nothing said and nothing stupid...for once.
    I've been paleo since Aug of 2011. I've been to see my parents (they live in FL, I live in Oregon) about 5 or 6 times since my switch because I travel to their area for work twice a year. I've been to see them three times now while on a Whole30 (I even put copies of ISWF in some stockings at the holidays this year!). Every time, it's a food battle with my mom and mostly because she likes to question me and my motives (not because she disagrees that my food is healthy). Every visit, I try to be as non-confrontational as I can and I often buy and prepare my own meals or dishes on the side.
    This past visit, I arrived and she immediately pulled out all the stuff she'd bought for me: a big container of baby greens, organic apples and blueberries, compliant chicken apple sausages, a new bottle of olive oil and avocados!! My parents don't eat ANY of these things (except olive oil). I didn't ask her to prep anything either. She just got it all right, without having to ask. All these visits and what do you know...she was paying attention!
    For dinner that night we had grass fed lamb chops, roasted veggies (in olive oil) and a greens loaded salad (my dad skipped the greens - he can't eat them for medical reasons...don't ask). No sugar. No bad oils. No grains/legumes/starches. I didn't even have to ask.
    AWESOME. Truly. (plus, they loved the dinner and are eating more like that even when I'm not around!)
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    Emily reacted to Connie H in The crazy things people say   
    While I realize that the purpose of this forum is to poke fun at "other" people who say stupid things, I must confess my own bent towards stupidity. Before starting my Whole 30 (I am on my second one; I relapsed pretty badly ) I realized how insane and pompous my behavior towards certain "unhealthy" foods was too. For instance, "Oh no, I don't eat avocados. They are too fattening. I'll just have the queso with my chips, thank you very much!" Or how about this one: "No bananas. They are too high in carbohydrates and are bad for you. I'll have a cup of ice cream instead. Oh, make that ice cream and Fritos. Yeah, that's better!" Fortunately one day, I heard myself say these things (out loud ) and then looked in the mirror and said to myself "You're an idiot".
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    Emily reacted to 30Canandaigua in Where is the guidance on reintroducing Alcohol?   
    WHY THE HECK HAD I NOT READ THIS BEFOREEEEE.
    And here I am thinking I'm all smart and stuff because I figured out beer causes inflamation in my body.
    My rainbow has vanished.
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    Emily got a reaction from Suzy in The crazy things people say   
    "People who aren't celiac but don't eat gluten are doing themselves a disservice" -- coworker of mine
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    Emily got a reaction from Suzy in The crazy things people say   
    "People who aren't celiac but don't eat gluten are doing themselves a disservice" -- coworker of mine
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    Emily got a reaction from Nadia B in The crazy things people say   
    This thread makes me laugh and feel sad simultaneously!
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    Emily got a reaction from Nadia B in The crazy things people say   
    This thread makes me laugh and feel sad simultaneously!
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    Emily reacted to Robin Strathdee in The crazy things people say   
    This makes me furious, and I may have called the mother, tbh. My girls came home from school one day (they're 3 and 5) and asked me what calories were and if they were bad. My response was, "No, they're not bad. They're just a measurement grown-ups use to figure out how much energy a food can give their bodies." In our house, where 99% of the food is anytime food, that's all they are.
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    Emily reacted to Derval in The crazy things people say   
    That is so maddening, what a stupid woman!
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    Emily got a reaction from Nadia B in The crazy things people say   
    This thread makes me laugh and feel sad simultaneously!
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    Emily got a reaction from Nadia B in The crazy things people say   
    This thread makes me laugh and feel sad simultaneously!
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    Emily reacted to lauraska in The crazy things people say   
    My office is mostly women and there are maybe two of us who take a realistic approach to healthy eating and weight control. The other woman is a big fan of WW, but she's at least respectful of my choices and eats a balanced diet (ie, she doesn't use up all her points for a day by eating one meal of crap food). Anyway, the other women are dangerously skinny. The older ones all have serious health issues. They enjoy sitting around before most of our staff meetings one-upping each other with their latest fad diets or starvation techniques. I've never seen a group of people who get so much joy out of publicly bragging about their disordered eating.
    Recently, during one of their bonding sessions, they noticed I was sitting there and the worst of the lot of them said, "Oh Laura, we just don't know how you've managed to lose all that weight while eating as much as you do!"
    What I actually said in response, "I know! Must be some sort of black magic!"
    What I wanted to say in response, "It's amazing what can happen when your concern is health and happiness over what the ladies at the club might think if you aren't fitting into a size 0 anymore."
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    Emily reacted to bonnynancy in The crazy things people say   
    Our almost-three-year old had some severe vomiting overnight. No other symptoms, no fever, diarrhea, etc., just LOTS of vomiting. Talked to the on-call pediatrician about what to watch for, when to panic, etc. The baby then slept through the night and woke up feeling much better. (Kids.)
    Got a follow-up call from a pediatric nurse this morning who advised me to start giving him sips of Coke. I asked, "Is there a better alternative to Coke? We don't ever give him pop." After a pause she said, "Well, Kool-aid then. He needs the sugar to fight the virus." And sighed. Because I'm being difficult. Again.
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    Emily got a reaction from EileenRBe in The crazy things people say   
    That's hilarious! I picture them announcing over the loudspeaker "this person actually has real food with them!" and a big, Far-Side style red arrow suddenly pointing at your head as everyone turns to look at you!
    Hooray for planning ahead!
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    Emily got a reaction from EileenRBe in The crazy things people say   
    That's hilarious! I picture them announcing over the loudspeaker "this person actually has real food with them!" and a big, Far-Side style red arrow suddenly pointing at your head as everyone turns to look at you!
    Hooray for planning ahead!
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    Emily reacted to Phanniemae in The crazy things people say   
    *sigh* I just went through San Diego airport security. My purse went through with my tupperware of flank steak and squash. The TSA guy said, "Really? Really?" and then pulled over a co-worker to observe. For real, dude! Yeah, people plan ahead instead of eating dried up sandwiches!
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    Emily reacted to SouthernBeth in The crazy things people say   
    'So why are you doing this? Just to be more healthy?'
    JUST to be more healthy? As if that's a silly reason.
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    Emily got a reaction from Suzy in The crazy things people say   
    "People who aren't celiac but don't eat gluten are doing themselves a disservice" -- coworker of mine
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    Emily reacted to kshacklett in The crazy things people say   
    Totally going to use this image as inspiration next time I'm faced with peer pressure about my eating choices
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    Emily reacted to missmunchie in The crazy things people say   
    Oh man, I love this string! More laughter, horror, and drama than the Oscars.
    I talked to one of my (obese) coworkers about what I was doing the other day, as he pulled out his "healthy" lunch of a box of Wheat Thins, flavored yogurt, and pretzels. It was so sad and ironic that he was telling me his "really healthy" roommate was pushing him to eat better and this was her approved food! And obviously she knows better because she's really skinny and works out 2+ hours a day.
    Back in college (before I knew what a whole food was!) a friend came over and made these sugar-bomb rum-spiked smoothies. I was asking her what she put in them and she kept saying, "don't worry about it, they're low fat!" I tried to explain that a 300-calorie sugar bomb does not a healthy snack make, but she just kept repeating "low fat" until I gave up and had some wine instead.
    My MIL at every family gathering: "Oh, you can have a little bit. Just one bite. It won't hurt anything ..."
    And I picture the overweight, sick, zombie sugar army staggering to the chorus of, "Join us ... join us ..."
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    Emily reacted to Derval in The crazy things people say   
    I know where I'd be aiming that snow blower!
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    Emily got a reaction from Suzy in The crazy things people say   
    "People who aren't celiac but don't eat gluten are doing themselves a disservice" -- coworker of mine