SarrizleP

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    SarrizleP got a reaction from HowToBeCrunchy in Communion   
    I asked this in another forum as well. It was definitely an "oh crap" moment but, like you, I decided to take it. I was going to feel guilty either way but I would rather feel guilty to the Whole30 than to God. As others have said, one tiny oyster cracker and a teaspoon of juice hopefully will not affect us too much.
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    SarrizleP got a reaction from MelliebuStacey in Scallops!   
    I did the easy olive oil, salt and pepper route. WOW! They were awesome!
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    SarrizleP got a reaction from Jessica Reagan in The crazy things people say   
    Wow. I would probably change offices. I have never heard of anyone suggesting coke for a vomiting child. That's ridiculous.
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    SarrizleP got a reaction from Jessica Reagan in The crazy things people say   
    Wow. I would probably change offices. I have never heard of anyone suggesting coke for a vomiting child. That's ridiculous.
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    SarrizleP got a reaction from SonyaT in The non-paleo spouse   
    My husband isn't really doing this with me either. He eats what I make at home but he gets candy, drinks, etc at the gas station and he eats fast food fairly frequently still. He's in incredible shape so.... I guess it's up to him. He is super supportive of me though, which is nice.
    The other night he had to go to the store to get some snacks for work. Usually he would ask me if I wanted him to get me a coke zero or something, that night he asked me if I want "like, a bag of carrots or something." Haha. It was cute.
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    SarrizleP got a reaction from joanne in Eggs.   
    One of my favorite breakfast egg preps is to saute cherry tomatoes in some olive oil until they burst, throw some spinach over it until that wilts, then put the eggs (scrambled) over that and cook up an omelette. Add some diced avocado, oh man. So good.
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    SarrizleP got a reaction from SonyaT in The non-paleo spouse   
    My husband isn't really doing this with me either. He eats what I make at home but he gets candy, drinks, etc at the gas station and he eats fast food fairly frequently still. He's in incredible shape so.... I guess it's up to him. He is super supportive of me though, which is nice.
    The other night he had to go to the store to get some snacks for work. Usually he would ask me if I wanted him to get me a coke zero or something, that night he asked me if I want "like, a bag of carrots or something." Haha. It was cute.
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    SarrizleP got a reaction from MelliebuStacey in Scallops!   
    I did the easy olive oil, salt and pepper route. WOW! They were awesome!
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    SarrizleP got a reaction from MelliebuStacey in Scallops!   
    I did the easy olive oil, salt and pepper route. WOW! They were awesome!
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    SarrizleP got a reaction from Jessica Reagan in The crazy things people say   
    Wow. I would probably change offices. I have never heard of anyone suggesting coke for a vomiting child. That's ridiculous.
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    SarrizleP got a reaction from HowToBeCrunchy in Communion   
    I asked this in another forum as well. It was definitely an "oh crap" moment but, like you, I decided to take it. I was going to feel guilty either way but I would rather feel guilty to the Whole30 than to God. As others have said, one tiny oyster cracker and a teaspoon of juice hopefully will not affect us too much.
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    SarrizleP got a reaction from lulucandoit! in Whole30 Fail - Not enough groceries   
    What helps me with this is after I meal plan I make the grocery list by going through each day and making tick marks on veggies or whatever so I know how many to buy. I go in knowing I need 4 sweet potatoes, 7 zucchinis, 3 chicken breasts, etc. Now, that doesn't take into account when I change my plan ha. But luckily the store is pretty close so if we run out of something it's easy to run in and get some more.
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    SarrizleP reacted to Danielle Rutherford in Weight Loss?   
    Thanks to everyone for the responses! It's hard to change mentality after years of calorie counting, measuring, tracking, etc. I am going to try and just listen to my body and eat when I'm hungry and stop when I'm full. I know I'm only on day four but I could swear my digestive system already feels happier and lighter!
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    SarrizleP got a reaction from Seana H in Day 30 Train Wreck   
    Seana, I'm also restarting at day 1 today. If you want to be 30 and beyond buddies.
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    SarrizleP got a reaction from Seana H in Day 30 Train Wreck   
    Seana, I'm also restarting at day 1 today. If you want to be 30 and beyond buddies.
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    SarrizleP got a reaction from ladyhoward in Day 30 Train Wreck   
    Honestly, if there was wine and pizza in my kitchen I would have a hard time not drinking and eating it. You did 30 days, you completed your first goal. I would set some higher goals for yourself this time around, such as, when you're done with this 30 take another 10 days before you have wine, or something like that. Also, I totally get wanting to give yourself a reward for completing a goal but rewarding yourself with wine will never end good! A friend of mine said when I complete mine I should reward myself with new work out clothes, a movie, new sheets.... whatever I want! Just not food. I think the Whole9 program is really helping me see that.
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    SarrizleP got a reaction from joanne in Eggs.   
    One of my favorite breakfast egg preps is to saute cherry tomatoes in some olive oil until they burst, throw some spinach over it until that wilts, then put the eggs (scrambled) over that and cook up an omelette. Add some diced avocado, oh man. So good.
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    SarrizleP reacted to jmarnold30 in Commitment = Success!!   
    On December 29th, before I actually committed to doing a Whole 30, I posted my resolutions on my blog. Some of those resolutions fit very well into the factors we were asked to focus on during the Whole 30. I know the worksheet said to only choose about three, but I had already committed to my own nine goals, which corresponded to four of the factors and I did add one of my own. So here goes:
    FACTOR/GOAL

    Prayer/Meditation/I will engage in at least 30 minutes of prayer/meditation daily.
    Sleep/I will sleep at least 8 hours each night.
    Nutrition/I will eat three meals a day.

    Health/I will get my insulin resistance under control and I will get off at least two medications this year.
    Exercise/I will find some type of exercise program that works with my physical limitations.
    Personal Growth/I will update my blog DAILY. I will focus on the positive in my life. I will not procrastinate.
    So how did I do? Well…drumroll, please!!! My goal to get my insulin resistance under control and get off of two medications in year 2013 only took ONE MONTH, 28 days to be exact, thanks to Whole30. By day 4, I was off fast acting insulin (Humalog) and for the last two days of my Whole 30 I did not use any long lasting Insulin (Lantus). So, this insulin dependent diabetic is no longer insulin dependent. Also, I am on an Ace inhibitor to protect my kidneys that is part blood pressure/part fluid pill. As a result of changing my eating habits, I had to also cut my dose in half. I am still experiencing bouts of low blood pressure so I may be losing that one as well!
    With respect to my other goals, I was successful in meeting all of them most of the time. Only two days did I not eat three meals a day. This by far, was the most challenging of my goals. Before Whole30 (even though I have been mostly paleo for the last two or so years), I never ate breakfast…never! I rarely stopped working to eat lunch so I was basically eating one meal a day and some type of treat (paleo or non-paleo) after dinner. Who knew that would make such a difference in my health?? I was also about 90% successful in Sleep and Personal Growth. I didn't always get 8 hours and though I logged daily, a few times, I did not get it posted timely to my blog.
    With respect to my other goals, I was 100% successful in prayer/meditation and exercise. I am easing into exercise due to my injuries. Also, I am signing up for a membership to a local community center that offers water aerobics so I definitely will continue to improve in that aspect.
    These are all Resolutions that I plan to continue through the end of the year. 2013 is when I become a new me!!
    I did do a 21 DSD for the first 21 days of my Whole 30. I know that the programs were not meant to be done together, but I really wanted to get my insulin resistance under control and I felt by double teaming myself (HA), I had a better chance of success. I felt like both were important because if I did Whole 30, I knew I wouldn't paleofy desserts/pancakes, etc. and I'd learn about my relationship with food and/or the lack thereof and if I did 21 DSD, I would limit my intake of fruits (which for me was important in changing my insulin resistance).
    In the beginning, I was continuously thinking about the first thing I would add back once I was done (oh, did I mention I also gave up my two cup a day coffee (with splenda and heavy cream) habit during my Whole 30). With the exception of two failed attempts at drinking hot tea (with no sweetener or cream, ughhh), I drank only water. Sparkling water on two occasions when we went out. I had visions of coffee with my beloved heavy cream, eating chips and salsa again and diving into a big ole margarita. This last week, I have been more focused on what I will not add back. I will not go back to drinking coffee and there are no margaritas or chips in my future either. At this very moment, I am not going to add back any kind of sweetener (honey or otherwise) either. At least not until I have at least three months of good readings on my glucose meter and reach my goal weight.
    Oh yeah…my weight!! Down 17.1 pounds! Down 24.5 of inches! Down 6 inches in my abdomen (waist area) and 4 inches in my belly (navel area)! For the first time since the birth of my first child 22 years ago, when I look down, my chest pokes out further than my upper belly!! Yes indeed!!
    So, to reward myself, I am doing a Whole 60 and maybe beyond. Then I am cutting my hair and I might even color it! Oh and I am moving into a new house this weekend! Yes, I did a Whole30 while in the process of buying a new house!! It has a nice big kitchen where I can continue to create delicious Whole30 compliant meals!
    One final note...I've been toying with a Whole30 for a little over two years, but I wasn't willing to fully commit. How silly!!! Its like going to dentist, you work up in your head how bad it will be and you psyche yourself out and then when its done, you think...that wasn't so bad. So, if you have been toying with the idea...just do it. Your head tells you it is so much worse that it actually is. What is really is, is life changing!
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    SarrizleP reacted to Kirsteen in Boss wants to have drinks. What do I do??   
    You could always tell them the guys down your gym have given up alcohol for 30 days and you agreed to join them to support them. That way you're still 'one of the lads' even if you're not drinking
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    SarrizleP reacted to Emily in Boss wants to have drinks. What do I do??   
    Just a thought from someone else in a male dominated field... if one of them were in your position and didn't want to drink, I bet they would say F--- that, I'm not letting those guys mess up my program!
    Coffee. Tell them you have a hot date later.
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    SarrizleP got a reaction from Carolyn Koron Parise in Food processor   
    I've got to say, I have a cheap food processor from Walmart. It does it's job. When it dies I will probably get a kitchenaid, as I prefer that brand for most things. For now though I really don't mind the cheapy one for shredding sweet potatoes, zucchini, cauliflower, etc.
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    SarrizleP reacted to Renee Lee in Day 26 and disappointed   
    GAH! OUR OPTIONS ARE NOT DIMINISHED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Look at Robb's food matrix on Pg. 2: http://robbwolf.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/thePaleoSolution_FoodMatrix.pdf
    This is not an exhaustive list. There are far more than 24 compliant veggies out there. Use your imagination!
    Sorry, huge pet peeve. Yes, dropping tomatoes sucks if you really love them, but there are SO MANY OTHER veggies out there. It will be okay!
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    SarrizleP got a reaction from Terez in Cross country travel and a funeral....   
    My family is pretty good about not pushing food. They generally just lay it all out and everybody gets what they want in their own time. So that should work out for me. They are also completely supportive of everyone's choices. Nobodies feelings will be hurt if I don't eat the corn casserole. Its just my own self control and lack of options I will be fighting.
    Although, when I abstain from the alcohol they will probably think baby #2 is on the way! I'll have to set that straight real quick.
    Sad to think about having another baby knowing he or she would never get to meet their great grandpa. he was an incredible man.
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    SarrizleP reacted to EmilyB456 in Cross country travel and a funeral....   
    I just wanted to say how sorry I am for your loss, and how proud I am of you, not even knowing you, for planning to take the best possible care of yourself and your daughter nutritionally at a difficult time when many of us might do otherwise.
    Terez and Tom have said it all, but I wanted to chime in with my condolences. I was 7 months pregnant with my third child, who happened to be a boy, and my grandfather's namesake, when my grandfather passed away suddenly. He and I were very close. It is definitely sad that they don't know each other, and that he never got a chance to even know about his fourth great-grandchild, but at the funeral and during the following days, we heard so many stories and shared so many wonderful memories of a great man that I now have even more family history to share with all of our kids as they grow.
    Best wishes to you.
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    SarrizleP got a reaction from Terez in Cross country travel and a funeral....   
    My family is pretty good about not pushing food. They generally just lay it all out and everybody gets what they want in their own time. So that should work out for me. They are also completely supportive of everyone's choices. Nobodies feelings will be hurt if I don't eat the corn casserole. Its just my own self control and lack of options I will be fighting.
    Although, when I abstain from the alcohol they will probably think baby #2 is on the way! I'll have to set that straight real quick.
    Sad to think about having another baby knowing he or she would never get to meet their great grandpa. he was an incredible man.