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    30Canandaigua got a reaction from RandiW in The crazy things people say   
    We received a snow blower as a wedding gift from my Mother.
    Mother in Law:
    Well, you know....
    Our driveway is much longer,
    and Ron has bad knees,
    and we are abut to retire, SO
    you should give us your snow blower, because your new wife needs the exercise.
    Every time it snows she calls.
    "You better not be using that snow blower, she needs to shovel the driveway!"
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    30Canandaigua got a reaction from HeatherM in Every other month Whole30 for longterm weight loss?   
    Interesting post. I did my first W30 in January and lost 20+ lbs and lots of inches, and like yourself, wanted to continue the trend. So I took a few weeks off, did the reintro's and started another W30, ending @ W25 with a pile of stress and a bottle of wine. My thought process was a lot like yours in trying to reach my target/ healthy weight of 145 by doing intermittent W30's. I didn't loose weight after my W30#2, but my body is still changing… as well as my behaviors. What I have found during my reintros and off roading is that when I give into the “wants†(wine, dessert, pinterest ect) I put less time, energy and focus on my “needs†(cleaning, meal prep/cooking, exercise). Much like potatoes and pasta push good things off my plate, succumbing to non whole9 behavior pushes my healthy priorities/ decisions and goals off my plate.
    So I'd have to agree with Tom… For me, if I want to continue to loose weight and feel great I need to stop choosing the wants over the needs and make my lifestyle a healthy one. It really is a b*tch making that decision and sticking to it. Clearly, as otherwise there wouldn't be hundreds of people struggling with this that and the other thing. It sucks looking at my decisions and knowing where I need to make the changes but don't want to because it isn't fun/ sweet/ how I've always done it. So- as much as I'd like to think that W30 on/ W30 off would work for me, it will not. Because I know that I am not truly committing to the lifestyle switch 100% of the time, and prioritizing my decisions the same across the board… all the while knowing in the back of my head in 15 days I can have wine/chocolate/fried whatever. The time has come in my life to Sh*t or Get Off the pot.
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    30Canandaigua got a reaction from Mary Stovall 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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    30Canandaigua got a reaction from aimeea2002 in Gluten or Alcohol - So Sick   
    Yes. Donkey Balls. What do they feel like?? You don't want to know...
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    30Canandaigua got a reaction from salemsister in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    ~ when your husband opens the fridge and says:
    "It looks like a garden puked in here!"
    "OMG!!! Honey, we're turning into a couple of hippies with all of this organic stuff... WHAT IS THIS THING?"
    "Where is the bacon. WHAT-> YOU DIDN'T BUY BACON????"
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    30Canandaigua got a reaction from salemsister in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    ~ when your husband opens the fridge and says:
    "It looks like a garden puked in here!"
    "OMG!!! Honey, we're turning into a couple of hippies with all of this organic stuff... WHAT IS THIS THING?"
    "Where is the bacon. WHAT-> YOU DIDN'T BUY BACON????"
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    30Canandaigua got a reaction from PainterB in Salad dressings?   
    Vinegar is good, as long as there are no added sulfites. Naturally occurring sulfites are ok.
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    30Canandaigua got a reaction from salemsister in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    ~ when your husband opens the fridge and says:
    "It looks like a garden puked in here!"
    "OMG!!! Honey, we're turning into a couple of hippies with all of this organic stuff... WHAT IS THIS THING?"
    "Where is the bacon. WHAT-> YOU DIDN'T BUY BACON????"
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    30Canandaigua got a reaction from Hutlifr in Confessions Cont'd: Foodie W30 #2   
    This last week has tested every ounce of self control I have or ever thought I would have needed.
    I have not caved.
    I have not settled.
    I have come out of this chanting "this too shall pass".
    It is not over yet.
    I WILL NOT allow stress, assholes, difficult life choices, emotions or excuses derail me.
    I am tough as nails.
    I will keep my health, mind & body at the top of my priority list.
    I will be victorious over my inner civil war.
    9 more days; Interestingly this W30 #2 is really digging deep into "me".
    Change is never easy, but I'm putting faith into the idea that "sometimes the hardest decisions are the best decisions"
    Learning to overcome obstacles without self medication has been a tearful journey, and my eyelids don't like it.
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    30Canandaigua got a reaction from Hutlifr in Confessions Cont'd: Foodie W30 #2   
    9ish sausage pattie. hot tea
    2:30 ish arugula. grilled chicken tit. cara cara orange. 2 boiled eggs. 1 roasted red pepper. 1/4 cup shredded carrot. blueberry balsamic & blood orange EVOO. tablespoon artisan raw pecan butter. soda w/ lemon
    Dinner???
    Chopped off my hair today, and of course donated it to Locks of Love
    The stylist liked my entry of "Hello! I've got 10 inches of virgin love for you!" hehehe It was more like 14, but who's measuring?
    Feeling pretty good, albiet tired from hubby moaning and groaning with his kidney stone. He's been reading a lot about cutting back his protein intake, even though they way we eat is not "high protein". Frustrating. Not finding a lot of pertinant info about paleo and kidney stones, the hunt is on!
    My anterior blubber glacier is still melting, yeha! I actually bought a size MEDIUM dress today. Listen b*tches, I still am wearing around size 22 work pants like they are hammer pants! LOL Despite many people telling me how aweful they are (they are) and might fall down at any point... I'm just cheap and haven't bought new work clothes yet. That and I don't know what size I am. And buying pants is right up there with buying bras and having a root canal.
    But this cute purple sun dress was a must have @ $7 and it fits me. A MEDIUM. Blam! Dadada dadada! I guess I'll have to shave my legs to wear it, but hey... I can reach my ankles now! Winning
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    30Canandaigua got a reaction from Hutlifr in Confessions Cont'd: Foodie W30 #2   
    Oh man. I really didn't off road THAT much, to seemingly justify the KILL ALL THE THINGS of the last few days. Whoa. Easy Killer. Deep breaths, today is Friday... and I am diligently talking myself into believing that this cup of tea is more satisfying then a martini or chunk of chocolate the size of my face. I left the house telling my husband I might not have my job when I came home. I left work without putting in my 3 weeks and on decent terms with my boss. AND COMPLIANT. Winning
    9:30ish- 1 piece egg bake. hot tea for the road
    3:30ish- giant bowl vegetable soup from previous W30. cara cara orange, blueberries, coconut milk. soda w/ lemon
    9:30ish- Beef tenderloin w/ horseradish mayo, baby bok choy sauteed w/ tuscan EVOO, pumpkin/ sweet potato mash-> pictured
    cup hot tea
    A facebook friend wrote: "I like to work out knowing I can eat whatever I want, because I deserve it". Confession: I find this to be most amusing and insanely irritating at the same time. I do not know of anyone who genuinely LIKES working out. I mean, the endless rows of machines and people on them like mice... they don't look happy. They look miserable. Now- I have never done crossfit in my life, but I'm going to wager that if I ever decide to work out beyond basic strength at home or walking, it would probably be that. Or some other type of "Play". Playing is different, and totally worth my effort I really wanted to rant about how exercise does not entitle anyone to eat like shit... and that is that mindset that lands so many people into unhealthy situations. But, she may have a self image/ eating disorder so I stopped myself. This false sense of entitlement is what I'm fighting in my brain. Instead of my brain saying you had a bad day, have a martini and some chocolate. I'm now thinking my body IS me, not my emotions... give yourself what you need: good food, sleep, less stress, play. I deserve a healthy body, mind & spirit. I deserve to learn to eat the fuel my body needs. I deserve to make the best choice, not the easiest choice. How does killing yourself on a treadmill then eating the crap that landed you there solve anything, or provide for a fulfilling life?!?! I will never understood the endless working out, but I do experience that false sense of entitlement when it comes to food...

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    30Canandaigua got a reaction from Hutlifr in Confessions of a non cross fit foodie   
    I am starting my W30 #2 today! Here is the link to my new log: http://forum.whole9l...1679#entry71679
    Feel free to stop by and give me some heckling!
    xoxo Lindsey
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    30Canandaigua got a reaction from Hutlifr in Confessions of a non cross fit foodie   
    First whole30 in the bag! Whoop Whoop!
    I asked my husband to do my measurements... I only did bust/waist/hips but that is enough for me
    Lost the following in inches:
    Bust -2inches
    Waist -5inches
    Hips -4inches
    Weight lost-18pounds
    I plan to reintroduce beer (i know i know it has gluten- which is probably the issue) then wine, to see once and for all if that is what is causing my styes or rule it out for before moving on. After that I plan to reintroduce limited dairy. I will be sticking to a paleo/primal lifestyle (primarily the challenge from marks daily apple which includes the basic movements & work out plan) and intend to do another W30 in the spring. I was talking with my mother (again) about a goal weight; she said that when I graduated high school and hit college I was 145. I was aiming for 120, but when she said that I recall that I simply never was 120 and came to the conclusion that it is an unrealistic goal... so 145 it is.
    Congrats everyone! I'm sure I'll feel the need to alienate you all with some sort of nonsense through my reintroductions
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    30Canandaigua got a reaction from Hutlifr in Confessions of a non cross fit foodie   
    Hi Amy!!!
    I thought that life would simply not go on with out coffee. Seriously. I found it most interesting that I don't like coffee, I like the creamer. I realised that I don't NEED coffee... I NEED something to drink in the car on the way to work. I am stuck in a behavior pattern that has been happening for over 15 years, and it really actually has nothing to do with the coffee.
    That being said changing ones own behavior is probably the hardest thing to do, in my opinion... At least for me My unspoken motto for this whole30 was to change my behavior with food. Why I eat. Why I eat what I do. When I eat. I write performance assessments for associates that I supervise about once a week. I took this whole30 to assess ME. It was scary. I didn't like it. And I certainly didn't like what I have found. I eat/∨ drink because I'm pissed off. I use idiots and stress as an excuse. I use food as a reward. I eat because it's there. Because someone else is. Because I'm bored. I use it as a distraction for something else I should be doing. I have found it quite refreshing to eat.... BECAUSE I NEED NUTRIENTS. Wow. Seems so obvious and dumb. DUH I need nutrients!!! Then why did I eat all of this crapola for all of my life??? Why is this so hard sometimes? I am the only one who is accountable for me, and I am taking responsibility for that. Finally. This must be what getting old is like?
    In the end I have forgiven my self for my mistakes and excuses. And applauded myself for getting this far, and facing my own worst enemy: ME.
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    30Canandaigua got a reaction from Hutlifr in Confessions of a non cross fit foodie   
    D- NY Strip, steamed green beans, acorn squash w/ ghee, 1/2 grilled bella. Sparkling water.
    B- 2 egg muffins. carrot sweet potato latke.
    L- Brussels sprouts salad w/ orange, grapefruit, almonds & green onion vinaigrette. A few cherries.
    snack- hard boiled egg
    D- Chicken tit baked w/ tomato, onion, jalapeno, sweet peppers, basil oil. Baked butternut squash. Chai tea.
    Scored a sweet stainless steel tea kettle at the thrift store for .99c... and a few blouses blouses for work! I also had a BB&B gift card, so I picked up a Vidalia chopper. I am being pro-active against carpel tunnel Although my sweet Zwilling J.A Henckels 6" chef knife is quite jealous. We've been spending a lot of time time together.
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    30Canandaigua got a reaction from Hutlifr in Confessions of a non cross fit foodie   
    So- I decided eating 3 meals a day was more important than eating when I was hungry... so that is how my day has gone.
    B- Not hungry. Egg muffin, carrot & sweet potato latke cooked in coconut oil, sausage pattie. NO COFFEE REPLACEMENT BEVERAGE!!!
    L- Not Hungry. Grilled chicken tit. Beet and orange salad. Everything drizzled blood orange EVOO. Sparkling water w/ splash 100% carrot juice.
    Trying.. To stick... With the TEMPLATE!
    P.s. Today was the first day I could get off of the toilet without feeling the need to use a walker. I may resume cultivating the desire to work out... Tomorrow.
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    30Canandaigua got a reaction from Hutlifr in Confessions of a non cross fit foodie   
    Most of his close buddies live over an hour away, so I tend to be his "buddie" too... meaning we banter back and forth quite a bit. He has a hard time understanding my over the line limits aka I'm sensitive and hormonal like a woman; whereas him and the guys could banter for days and not get their panties in a bunch.
    Squats can kiss my ars. I have been hobbling around all day. Humphff. Some of my coworkers asked how I hurt myself. Of course I had to reply: "I tried exercising..."
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    30Canandaigua got a reaction from Hutlifr in Confessions of a non cross fit foodie   
    B- scrambled eggs with crumbled cat poop cookies. Avocado, coconut milk, almond butter, pear coffee replacement
    L- The most amazingly delicate beet salad I have encountered with out goat cheese. Grilled chicken tit.
    http://forum.whole9life.com/topic/6297-blood-orange-beet-fennel-salad/
    D- fasting. I didn't get home until after ten, and I am simply being lazy.
    I re-read some of my posts, and just for the record I have never punched anyone in the throat in my life. I threw a wet sponge at my sister in middle school; she said I punched her; my mother smacked me and said if I ever hit anyone again she'd rip my arm off... and I believed her. Confession: I am a big cry baby. The kind that when I'm mad, I cry in the corner and tell you to leave me alone through my snot bubbles and wrinkly chin. Sexy right? Yeah, my boss thinks so too. She makes sure there are tissues in her, and my office... O.o What?!! She's Italian and I'm Irish. And we're both stubborn. Tempers flare and I blubber... UNTIL WHOLE30!!!
    Also- I decided to do my self assessment for starting the primal movements. As I suspected, I must start that the beginning... which is OK with me. Well everything but the squats. I busted out quite a few of those babies, and now I am walking around like I have hemorrhoids or I invited a porcupine into my pants after giving birth to a watermelon. Good Gravy.
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    30Canandaigua got a reaction from Hutlifr in Confessions of a non cross fit foodie   
    Yesterday for dinner I ended up making the saghetti squash w/ sage and mushrooms recipe that was listed here. DELISH! Except I didn't use chicken, I had steak with it.
    B- Egg bake, coffee w/ coconut milk & cinnamon. The coffee made me feel gross, and when I got to work I felt like my breath could have melted steel. I ended up eating a larabar because I was basically incoherent shortly after getting there, and someone stole my toothpaste. Back to liquified green kryptonite for the morning 1 hour commute.
    L- Jar salad; Mixed greens, pomagranate, mushrooms, red onion, blackberries, egg & pork carnitas w/ walnut cilantro pesto turned dressing with some EVOO.
    D- ?
    The sty I have on my left eyelid exploded at work today. Talk about losing my sexy card!!! Swagger lost.
    One of my entry level associates said to me: "What wrong with your face?"
    Me: Do you have a girlfriend?
    Him: NO!!!
    Me: Shocking.
    Him: What does that have to do with anything???
    Me: Think about it.
    **headache increasing**
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    30Canandaigua reacted to Melissa Hartwig in Pre pregnancy and Pregnancy Books   
    It's not a book, but we loved working through the Healthy Baby Code by Chris Kresser. It's all about prepping yourself for a healthy pregnancy, getting through all 40 weeks in a healthy way, and raising a healthy newborn. You can see the details here: http://whole9life.com/2012/12/chris-kresser/
    Melissa
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    30Canandaigua got a reaction from salemsister in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    ~ when your husband opens the fridge and says:
    "It looks like a garden puked in here!"
    "OMG!!! Honey, we're turning into a couple of hippies with all of this organic stuff... WHAT IS THIS THING?"
    "Where is the bacon. WHAT-> YOU DIDN'T BUY BACON????"
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    30Canandaigua got a reaction from HeatherM in Every other month Whole30 for longterm weight loss?   
    Interesting post. I did my first W30 in January and lost 20+ lbs and lots of inches, and like yourself, wanted to continue the trend. So I took a few weeks off, did the reintro's and started another W30, ending @ W25 with a pile of stress and a bottle of wine. My thought process was a lot like yours in trying to reach my target/ healthy weight of 145 by doing intermittent W30's. I didn't loose weight after my W30#2, but my body is still changing… as well as my behaviors. What I have found during my reintros and off roading is that when I give into the “wants†(wine, dessert, pinterest ect) I put less time, energy and focus on my “needs†(cleaning, meal prep/cooking, exercise). Much like potatoes and pasta push good things off my plate, succumbing to non whole9 behavior pushes my healthy priorities/ decisions and goals off my plate.
    So I'd have to agree with Tom… For me, if I want to continue to loose weight and feel great I need to stop choosing the wants over the needs and make my lifestyle a healthy one. It really is a b*tch making that decision and sticking to it. Clearly, as otherwise there wouldn't be hundreds of people struggling with this that and the other thing. It sucks looking at my decisions and knowing where I need to make the changes but don't want to because it isn't fun/ sweet/ how I've always done it. So- as much as I'd like to think that W30 on/ W30 off would work for me, it will not. Because I know that I am not truly committing to the lifestyle switch 100% of the time, and prioritizing my decisions the same across the board… all the while knowing in the back of my head in 15 days I can have wine/chocolate/fried whatever. The time has come in my life to Sh*t or Get Off the pot.
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    30Canandaigua got a reaction from HeatherM in Every other month Whole30 for longterm weight loss?   
    Interesting post. I did my first W30 in January and lost 20+ lbs and lots of inches, and like yourself, wanted to continue the trend. So I took a few weeks off, did the reintro's and started another W30, ending @ W25 with a pile of stress and a bottle of wine. My thought process was a lot like yours in trying to reach my target/ healthy weight of 145 by doing intermittent W30's. I didn't loose weight after my W30#2, but my body is still changing… as well as my behaviors. What I have found during my reintros and off roading is that when I give into the “wants†(wine, dessert, pinterest ect) I put less time, energy and focus on my “needs†(cleaning, meal prep/cooking, exercise). Much like potatoes and pasta push good things off my plate, succumbing to non whole9 behavior pushes my healthy priorities/ decisions and goals off my plate.
    So I'd have to agree with Tom… For me, if I want to continue to loose weight and feel great I need to stop choosing the wants over the needs and make my lifestyle a healthy one. It really is a b*tch making that decision and sticking to it. Clearly, as otherwise there wouldn't be hundreds of people struggling with this that and the other thing. It sucks looking at my decisions and knowing where I need to make the changes but don't want to because it isn't fun/ sweet/ how I've always done it. So- as much as I'd like to think that W30 on/ W30 off would work for me, it will not. Because I know that I am not truly committing to the lifestyle switch 100% of the time, and prioritizing my decisions the same across the board… all the while knowing in the back of my head in 15 days I can have wine/chocolate/fried whatever. The time has come in my life to Sh*t or Get Off the pot.
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    30Canandaigua got a reaction from Carolyn Cornett Hobbs in Scale temptations   
    Tell someone to hide it. Put a pretty inspirational picture in it's place. Stand on picture and remind yourself that you are beautiful.
    http://forum.whole9life.com/topic/8167-throwing-away-the-scale/
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    30Canandaigua got a reaction from Carolyn Cornett Hobbs in Scale temptations   
    Tell someone to hide it. Put a pretty inspirational picture in it's place. Stand on picture and remind yourself that you are beautiful.
    http://forum.whole9life.com/topic/8167-throwing-away-the-scale/