Alaska Woman

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    Alaska Woman reacted to cristinamt in Sugar sugar everywhere   
    Today I looked at a packet of lemon pepper tuna. At first glance, I thought it was compliant until I read the ingredients. Why on earth is there sugar in tuna?! I'm finding reading the back of nutrition labels to be an eye opening experience. It really makes me wonder why some things are added to food when I'm sure it would taste just as good without it. But that's just my two cents.
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    Alaska Woman reacted to LisaZ in Sugar sugar everywhere   
    I grew up in the '70s on Tang for breakfast. Yuck! No wonder I had so any cavities as a kid!
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    Alaska Woman got a reaction from LisaZ in Sugar sugar everywhere   
    Do you think the fish would take it? Animals are pretty smart. One time when we were camping the raccoons got into our backpacks and ate every single thing except the Kraft processed "cheese" slices!
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    Alaska Woman got a reaction from LisaZ in Sugar sugar everywhere   
    Boy the authors are so right about needing to read ALL LABELS. I have found added sugar in places I would never have dreamed would have it: dill pickles and sauerkraut (both Claussens brand), lemon pepper seasoning, not to mention places where's there's no earthly need for it like tomato sauce. The sugar industry really has it's claws in us. I once saw a chart showing sugar consumption in the US. It was basically a low flat line for a hundred years and then in 1941 it suddenly shot up to the top of the chart. Not sure what happened at that time but it was definitely a turning point.
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    Alaska Woman reacted to bigmamabird in Documentary: Sugar Crash   
     
    We are experiencing this first hand in our family.
     
    With our first three children, the first pureed food we introduced them too were vegetables.  We slowly worked in fruits over time, but to this day they all love veggies and I credit that with early exposure.
     
    Fast forward to the present.  Our 10 month old has been on a strawberry/vanilla flavored medicine since she was four days old.  I cannot get her to eat vegetables to save my life.  She'll gobble down the pureed fruit all day long, but if I try to sneak a spoonful of vegetable in there, even if it's sweet potato, she spits it out and glares at me.  
     
    I'm really hoping Whole30 helps me learn to control these intense sugar cravings I have.  
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    Alaska Woman got a reaction from Raven in Documentary: Sugar Crash   
    Just finished watching That Sugar Film. What an eye opener! If you're dreaming of all the sugary good things you'll go back to at the end of the 30 days, watch this first!
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    Alaska Woman got a reaction from ArtFossil in French's Yellow Mustard   
    Thank you kirk or and art fossil re the mustard
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    Alaska Woman got a reaction from ArtFossil in Understanding Meal Template with One Pot/Soups   
    Thanks- that makes sense. I think I was just being lazy. lol
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    Alaska Woman reacted to amandapilk in April 1st Start Date - Support Group   
    2 more days!! I only joined the group recently when I had a craving mishap! Nothing was helping me through but this forum AND everyone's encouragement, ideas and to know we all were having some similar experiences! My boyfriend and I did it together and we had some tough days and some hard talks, but here we are, going stronger than ever, eating better and feeling amazing! We have more energy, we have stopped taking some of our regular medications, and overall feel so much better!  Neither one of us weighted ourselves beforehand (although I think we have a good idea what we weighed), but we are fitting in to clothes that haven't fit in over a year, and everyone around us is noticing a difference, ADDED BONUS!
    I am very proud of everyone of us who has battled through this, enjoyed it, tried some new foods, hunted down a "compliant" food, read more ingredient labels in 28 days than you have ever read (unless your a repeat whole30'er). I hope everyone feels like I feel, this isn't the end but an amazing beginning! A new outlook on food, dieting and changing my overall general health for the better. I have learned so much from reading Melissa's books and trying her recipes, and I feel proud and confident that I am feeding my family nutrients that will last a lifetime! 
    Good luck with your reintroductions! 
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    Alaska Woman got a reaction from IndustriousJoy in April 1st Start Date - Support Group   
    I think the trick here is to take a page from AA and not think about the long haul but rather just one day at a time. I actually think a lot about what I eat these days- both in terms of planning what I'll cook and savoring the textures, aromas and tastes of what I'm eating. For me, I think the extra time planning and prepping meals is a kind of substitute for eating between meals when I'm missing an afternoon or evening snack.
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    Alaska Woman got a reaction from IndustriousJoy in April 1st Start Date - Support Group   
    I think the trick here is to take a page from AA and not think about the long haul but rather just one day at a time. I actually think a lot about what I eat these days- both in terms of planning what I'll cook and savoring the textures, aromas and tastes of what I'm eating. For me, I think the extra time planning and prepping meals is a kind of substitute for eating between meals when I'm missing an afternoon or evening snack.
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    Alaska Woman got a reaction from IndustriousJoy in April 1st Start Date - Support Group   
    I'm planning to do another Whole 30 myself and am planning to weigh on the first day of the new 30, take some pictures and some measurements.
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    Alaska Woman got a reaction from bethross in April 1st Start Date - Support Group   
    Thanks- you too!
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    Alaska Woman got a reaction from IndustriousJoy in April 1st Start Date - Support Group   
    I think the trick here is to take a page from AA and not think about the long haul but rather just one day at a time. I actually think a lot about what I eat these days- both in terms of planning what I'll cook and savoring the textures, aromas and tastes of what I'm eating. For me, I think the extra time planning and prepping meals is a kind of substitute for eating between meals when I'm missing an afternoon or evening snack.
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    Alaska Woman got a reaction from IndustriousJoy in April 1st Start Date - Support Group   
    I'm planning to do another Whole 30 myself and am planning to weigh on the first day of the new 30, take some pictures and some measurements.
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    Alaska Woman got a reaction from IndustriousJoy in April 1st Start Date - Support Group   
    I think the trick here is to take a page from AA and not think about the long haul but rather just one day at a time. I actually think a lot about what I eat these days- both in terms of planning what I'll cook and savoring the textures, aromas and tastes of what I'm eating. For me, I think the extra time planning and prepping meals is a kind of substitute for eating between meals when I'm missing an afternoon or evening snack.
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    Alaska Woman got a reaction from IndustriousJoy in April 1st Start Date - Support Group   
    I'm planning to do another Whole 30 myself and am planning to weigh on the first day of the new 30, take some pictures and some measurements.
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    Alaska Woman got a reaction from bethross in April 1st Start Date - Support Group   
    Please don't hate me, but I have to say I haven't been bored at all and in fact have never truly enjoyed what I was eating as much as I have these past few weeks. And I really haven't been yearning for anything in particular from my former life. I may be heading for a rude awakening down the road, but so far so good, as the guy falling from the 100 story building said as he passed the 50th floor!
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    Alaska Woman got a reaction from bethross in April 1st Start Date - Support Group   
    Please don't hate me, but I have to say I haven't been bored at all and in fact have never truly enjoyed what I was eating as much as I have these past few weeks. And I really haven't been yearning for anything in particular from my former life. I may be heading for a rude awakening down the road, but so far so good, as the guy falling from the 100 story building said as he passed the 50th floor!
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    Alaska Woman got a reaction from bethross in April 1st Start Date - Support Group   
    Please don't hate me, but I have to say I haven't been bored at all and in fact have never truly enjoyed what I was eating as much as I have these past few weeks. And I really haven't been yearning for anything in particular from my former life. I may be heading for a rude awakening down the road, but so far so good, as the guy falling from the 100 story building said as he passed the 50th floor!
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    Alaska Woman got a reaction from bethross in April 1st Start Date - Support Group   
    Dear Maine Mom,
    Please accept my most heartfelt sympathy for what you're going through with your beloved dog. They do leave their paw prints on our hearts.
    Alaska Woman
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    Alaska Woman got a reaction from bethross in April 1st Start Date - Support Group   
    Dear Maine Mom,
    Please accept my most heartfelt sympathy for what you're going through with your beloved dog. They do leave their paw prints on our hearts.
    Alaska Woman
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    Alaska Woman got a reaction from bethross in April 1st Start Date - Support Group   
    Dear Maine Mom,
    Please accept my most heartfelt sympathy for what you're going through with your beloved dog. They do leave their paw prints on our hearts.
    Alaska Woman
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    Alaska Woman reacted to IndustriousJoy in April 1st Start Date - Support Group   
    If I really think about it, there is no reason I need to reintroduce for the event.  I'll just plan around it like I'm used to and keep pushing on!  My skin is not 100% cleared up, so it may need more time.  It took about two weeks to get the hang of things, so it hasn't been that long that things have been "rockin."  It would be kind of sad to just get to where healing is settling in or really beginning only to reintroduce something irritating.   
     
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    Alaska Woman got a reaction from IndustriousJoy in April 1st Start Date - Support Group   
    I'm definitely doing another 30. Was planning to anyway, but now that my husband has come on board (he's on day 4) it's for sure.