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    Run4fun reacted to Semolina in Whole 30 starting Jan 1   
    OK, so today I am ON FIRE! (Is this tiger blood?) I feel stick thin (in a good way!) (though I know I cannot possibly be thinner than I was yesterday so this is definitely in my head). Yesterday I returned to a problem at work that has been vexing me and I have not been able to crack for weeks (around copyright law ... yawn) and bam! I got it just like that. I thought it was just luck / passage of time / the muses visited me. Today I have solved another huge strategy problem we have been grappling with for months -- and it just came to me in the car driving the kids to school. If life is going to be this easy from now on you'll see me dancing from the rooftops soon. I feel like Keanu Reeves in the Matrix when he suddenly gets it and puts one hand behind his back while he fights Agent Smith (or is it the other agents? can't quite remember) and he looks almost bored as he whops their butts in super high speed. That's me today. I have a cold, I have earache, I didn't sleep well, and still -- I AM ON FIRE! I COULD CONQUER THE WORLD!! This is totally unexpected (and has not happened to me before ... this is my third go-round). Oh, and today I am also spectacularly good looking. Even if I only get one day of it (or one and a half days) I'll take it thank-you very much. It might be the alignment of the planets, or the fact I ate salmon for dinner last night, or the fact that I'm doing a W30 ... whatever. It's good!
     
    Otherwise ... not much to report. Must make mayo today in the middle of solving all the world's problems and roast up more cauliflower and tomatoes.
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    Run4fun got a reaction from Huarache Gal in Whole 30 starting Jan 1   
    I just love having the grocery clerk ask me what I am making with all those veggies (e.g. Soup? Stew?) and my response is "no, that's just how we eat"
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    Run4fun got a reaction from Huarache Gal in Whole 30 starting Jan 1   
    I just love having the grocery clerk ask me what I am making with all those veggies (e.g. Soup? Stew?) and my response is "no, that's just how we eat"
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    Run4fun reacted to missmary in Whole 30 starting Jan 1   
    nope, actually, this isn't true.
     
    I know, it seems so logical! and I believed and even hoped it was true for many years, but in the end the body is much more complex than a furnace. Different macro and micro-nutrients have different effects on the body and the metabolism. Eating 200 calories of twinkies is NOT the same as eating 200 calories of steak. And, if you aren't providing enough nutrition in the choices you make, your body will seek them desperately, making you hungrier, making you crave more food, so even if the math were true, making nutrient poor choices causes over-consumption of calories.
     
    In the end, I agree it is best to find a balance that works for you--you may feel better/less stressed while riding your own bike (not doing a strict whole30) and that's great. For me, the longer I have been eating the whole30 way, the less I see it as deprivation/preoccupation and the more I see it as honoring and nourishing my body. 
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    Run4fun got a reaction from Huarache Gal in Whole 30 starting Jan 1   
    I just love having the grocery clerk ask me what I am making with all those veggies (e.g. Soup? Stew?) and my response is "no, that's just how we eat"
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    Run4fun got a reaction from Huarache Gal in Whole 30 starting Jan 1   
    I just love having the grocery clerk ask me what I am making with all those veggies (e.g. Soup? Stew?) and my response is "no, that's just how we eat"
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    Run4fun reacted to Alliath in Whole 30 starting Jan 1   
    Tracy, I agree with everyone who says your family is lucky to have you. You are a saint, and I'm sorry that day care keeps sabotaging. Like so many, I just don't understand the need to defy a parent's wishes so flagrantly. It makes me sad.
     
    Annabel, I think probably I have never had proper cottage pie in my life - I have been to the UK a few times, but I don't think I ever had it there. So maybe now I will not ever try the real kind and I won't know what I am missing! If it is disappointing, I will definitely take your advice and just eat it as beef and mashed cauliflower. I've had the mashed cauli on its own already, and found it wonderful.
     
    Has anyone else noticed that even with planning, there is never enough produce? I have had to run to the store to buy more produce so many times. I know that once I have eaten this way for a longer period of time, I will be better about judging how much spinach to buy. However, right now it's like THERE IS NEVER ENOUGH SPINACH, as if there is some kind of spinach vortex in the atmosphere over my house, and I am always out of spinach. I feel like I buy two more bags than the previous outing every time I go, and I'm like okay NOW there will be enough spinach, NOW. But it is never enough. There is never enough spinach. NEVER.
     
    Yesterday I made garlic confit with my leftover garlic. It's so easy! You get a little ramekin and you slice off the top of your garlic that is getting old and might dry you, and you put enough olive oil in there to cover it, and then you bake it in the oven for an hour at 300, or until the garlic is all nice and brown. Then you let it cool, and you can squeeze the garlic out easily. It just pops right out! Then you have a delicious roasted garlic paste, AND some garlic infused olive oil which you can use for whatever. I put the garlic paste on some leftover pork loin and lo, I was the happiest Ali. I was glad to learn how to do this because my dad grows garlic behind his toolshed, and so he's always like HERE ALI, HAVE A BUNCH OF GARLIC and I'm like Dad, have you mistaken the Lifetime Twilight Marathon for the news, I AM NOT UNDER ATTACK BY VAMPIRES. So I was glad to find something to do with all that garlic.
     
    There was a huge sheet cake in our breakroom today. I passed by it and thought "I want some of that," but it was just an impulse because it was available. I didn't really want any. I actually don't really like the mouth feel of buttercream; I just like the way it smells. So I leaned over and smelled it and then went away. I am really glad no one saw me do this.
     
    So far the inspection has not really stressed me out that badly. HOME STRETCH YOU GUYS! BRING IT HOME!
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    Run4fun reacted to Alliath in Whole 30 starting Jan 1   
    Tiger blood has hit you guys. So this is what everyone was talking about. I. DID. EVERYTHING. TODAY. Seriously. Everything. For those of you in Middle Tennessee, if you went out and everything was already done, sorry, that was me. I hung a bunch of pictures in my house, which I have not done since I moved in two years ago, and I did stupid little dances a couple of times because I had so much spare energy. It! Was! Awesome!
    Thanks to everyone for all the mayo tips! I look forward to trying again. I will try the water and Physibeth's tips for the immersion method. The hand whisking... see, no. Again, I totally respect that some of y'all love doing that and see it as the price one pays for awesome mayo, but I have this curve of effort vs. reward, and mayo is simply not awesome enough for me to fool with that. I like it fine, and I have missed it in tuna salad, but you know what also is good in tuna salad? Avocado. And you know what I have to do to get avocado? Slice it in half and squeeze it out. I feel the same way about chicken wings and barbeque ribs; too much effort for not enough food. Did I mention I am lazy? I am so, so lazy.
    I still don't have any coconut. I ordered some online, but I forgot that tomorrow is a government holiday and so the mail will not run. However, I bought a pineapple this week, and it isn't ripe yet, so I turned it upside down in some tupperware, and by the time my coconut is here, the pineapple will be ripe, and I can have coconut and pineapple. WIN!
    I made that chocolate chili everyone has been talking about from Well Fed. I was like, "This cannot be as good as everyone says it is, it has cocoa in it, that has to be weird.
    I was wrong. It is a life-changing experience and it is delicious. I can't wait to try her recipe for paleo cottage pie.
    I haven't craved anything food-related, but today I had to basically slap myself out of a massive desire to chew gum. I quit drinking soda a long time ago, and I have never really been a pancake fan (see: lazy), but I will admit to a very serious problem with chewing gum, to the point where it caused bruxism. For those of you who don't know what that is, it means I kept chewing and grinding my teeth in my sleep, and now I have no canines. Now I will NEVER be a vampire. (Seriously, they are ground flat; I wear a night guard.) I was hoping Whole 30 would help me kick the habit, and it has, but for some reason today my sugar dragon turned into a gum dragon. I told it to go pound sand, obviously, I didn't suffer through those first two weeks of feeling like a baby alien was about to pop out of my guts to screw it up NOW.
    DAY TWENTY TOMORROW YOU GUYS, WHO IS EXCITED? I AM EXCITED.
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    Run4fun got a reaction from sailorlawrence in Whole 30 starting Jan 1   
    I plan to stay as close to Whole 30 standards as long as possible as I know how much better I feel when I do.....and plan to continue seeking and offering support to anyone else who continues. I believe it makes a difference.
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    Run4fun reacted to drtracyb in Whole 30 starting Jan 1   
    Today my husband wanted to go out to his favorate Lebanese buffet restaurant.  They have some delicious vegetable dishes and kefta (meat thingies), and an amazing garlic sauce, but also lots of rice, lentil soup.  I don't eat with him because I can't eat enough to justify paying for a buffet.
     
    Anyway, the above was the background to tell you that I made Well Fed deconstructed somosas (hamburger meat plus various indian spices, placed on a lettuce leaf or eaten plain).  I brought it with us to the restaurant so my husband could eat his buffet and the kids and I could stay compliant.  Well - the kids adored it.  They adored it so much that even when I gave them one of the restaurant keftas, they said, no, they want what mommy made!  Good babies.
     
    Today I made some sun butter, and then since the Vitamix had a bunch of sun butter stuck in the bottom of it, I searched for a recipe that had sun butter in it and found Well Fed West African Creamy Chicken Stew.  It is very delicious.  I am eating it with roasted butternut squash and a light cucumber/rice vinegar salad.
     
    The kids brought baggies of marshmallows home from daycare. They had refused the marshmallows when they were offered to them, telling the teacher they were on a "healthy diet".  Good babies again!
     
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    Run4fun reacted to Alliath in Whole 30 starting Jan 1   
    Hello all!
    Mayo was another fail, but SO CLOSE this time. I actually saw it rising up creamily like it is supposed to, but then when I started to pull the immersion blender up slowly, suddenly it all fell apart into goopdom. There was still actual mayo on the blades of the immersion blender, so I was SO CLOSE. SO VERY CLOSE. Fortunately I needed some salad dressing anyway.
    I do not in fact have a kitchen mixer with a whisk attachment, or a kitchen mixer at all. I do have a food processor, but it does not have the thing with a hole in it that everyone says makes it so easy. So I have to either do the immersion blender thing or drizzle the oil in slowly myself, and y'all. I am sorry. I know some of y'all take pride in that and love doing it, but I would rather set myself on fire. This is the same reason I failed the gravimetric chloride lab in second semester chemistry, and if I couldn't do it for SCIENCE, there is no way I can do it for mayo. I will keep trying with the immersion blender in a jar method, I think perhaps I needed a little less oil and it would have been fine.
    2babies2kidsmom, I was so delighted to hear about your kiddo asking for chicken and salad with onion. That just makes my heart smile.
    Tracy, my boyfriend says he knows it is none of his business, but he thinks your husband is being a fancy princess if he won't wash the dishes himself. I told him that probably husband was used to the trash from pre-whole 30, like "peel back foil to expose tater tots, throw foil in trash when done," and he still said, "But he ate the chili, right?" "So I am told." "Faaaaaaancy princess." "I will tell her." (Boyfriend likes to tell everyone they are fancy princesses whenever they are grossed out or upset by anything, so take it with a grain of salt. I myself am a fancy princess for refusing to let his dog kiss me on the face. LOOK THAT DOG EATS POOP, I'VE SEEN IT OCCUR.)
    I am feeling pretty rad today and I hope y'all are too. I'm not planning on going more than thirty days this strict; I am planning on reintroducing full-fat goat dairy and seeing how I tolerate that, and my best friend's husband is making chili with beans in it for the opening ceremonies of the Olympics, and it is famous chili and I'ma eat it. However, I will be living 80/20, and I plan to use what I have learned to make better choices. (For example, do you know how many times I have added grains to a meal for no other reason than to add bulk? NO OTHER REASON. I could have been eating more of the actual meal ALL THIS TIME.) I will still be around waving the rah rah pom poms for y'all that are going sixty or a hundred days though.
    I forgot to tell y'all that the other day when I misjudged portions and went into the Walgreens to get anything compliant (which turned out to be almonds), I saw the Russell Stover eggs. They are out early. Usually I have an Easter debauchery with those; I'll buy like ten of them and eat them all at one sitting. This time I thought, why do I do that? Are they good? They really aren't, after the first one my taste buds are so burned out on sugar I don't even taste them. Now, they do have a wedding cake flavor one that is new this year, and after the whole 30 I am going to get one of those and eat one bite of it. But that day in Walgreens, I thought about my usual Easter debauchery, and I thought, "Not worth it. Not even tasty." I have never been happier. THANK YOU WHOLE 30.
    The only other thing to report is that today I cooked up a bunch of chicken breast to use as PWO protein in the next week, and I left it to cool on the counter like an idiot while I ran out to run some errands. Hey, who remembers that I have a cat? I'm still finding pieces of chicken in weird places ALL OVER THE HOUSE.
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    Run4fun got a reaction from sailorlawrence in Whole 30 starting Jan 1   
    I plan to stay as close to Whole 30 standards as long as possible as I know how much better I feel when I do.....and plan to continue seeking and offering support to anyone else who continues. I believe it makes a difference.
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    Run4fun reacted to lifes_a_trip in Whole 30 starting Jan 1   
    I am from the Jan 2 forum but have been lurking around this one because it is much more active then mine. My husband and I are planning on going for at least 60 days (with one bad weekend for my husbands birthday in between). We both love eating like this and I really love the feeling of not being hungry all the time and no cravings. For once in my life (I am 41) I feel in control and it is amazing. I have a lot of weight to lose so my second round will probably be trying to tweak the amounts of food that are optimal for me to lose weight (I am obese so this is very important for my health). I will start writing on this forum so I can be a part of your whole 60's or longer. Good luck to all.
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    Run4fun reacted to Thia in Whole 30 starting Jan 1   
    I'm out, but doing great with my eating 90% of the time.  Just can't call it W30.  My grieving for my mom still needs a little feeding, and I'm going to allow myself that, but not on the oreo/biscotti level that I had been.  This is good.  Still of grain, mostly off sugar and dairy.  

    Really, I wanted to thank all those that talked about truly stopping yourself from stepping on the scale.  I realized what the scale has meant to me all these years.  When I was 40+ lbs about what I am now, it was a daily reminder of not having any control in my life.  For the last two years it has been a way of telling myself that the potato chips (or whatever else I ate late at night) wasn't as bad as I had thought, because my weight didn't change.  It was a permission giver, or take away-er.  Do I have the way my jeans fit for that?  Probably.  I definitely know the way my stomach feels at the end of the day is a big indication for me.  

    I'm a super over-eater.  I don't listen to my body when I eat, I just eat.  Someday I hope to change that... this time on the W30, it was becoming a bad thing.  I'm supposed to listen to my body and stop eating when I am full, or not hungry.  I wasn't doing that.  I would just eat what I made.  It's healthy, right?  Meat, veggies, healthy fat?  For me, it was permission to eat more than is right for me.  When I have the headspace for it, I will come back and really knuckle down (huh, never realized that was an American football reference before) and communicate with this skin I live in.

    For now, I will be heading out, back on a healthier track, with some awesome recipes to cull from, and portion control in mind... because that is what I have to do, right now, to make sure I don't hit 185 again.
     
    Oooo!!!!  If someone could post links to egg muffin recipes, I would so appreciate it.  I passed them over the first time, and felt a bit jealous.
     
    So, I only posted this because I remember looking through the posts to see if the woman whose husband told her she was ridiculous for thinking this would change anything was still on here.  I just hate not knowing what happened to people.  silly me.
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    Run4fun got a reaction from Weredragon in Whole 30 starting Jan 1   
    Probably the biggest thing I am rediscovering with this Whole XX (30, 60, whatever!) is to focus on food as nourishment instead of focusing primarily on the taste of it.  It's not that I don't enjoy the tastes because I'm definitely  enjoying taste, texture, different combinations of foods together and even the look and smell of the foods in my plate or bowl.  I'm forcing myself to slow down my pace when I eat so I can enjoy it with multiple senses.  When I think of food primarily as nourishment, it takes the emotional aspect out of it.  Does that even make sense?  Or am I just loony?
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    Run4fun got a reaction from Sarah T in Whole 30 starting Jan 1   
    Hello Whole 30ers!  Tiger Blood here!  And my knee didn't hurt going up the stairs today for the first time in about a year (I could still feel it but it didn't slow me down and I didn't have to grab the handrail for additional support to keep some of the weight bearing down).  That tells me inflammation is going down. Major victories!
     
    I love this phase of the Whole 30.  I had a major arm twisting by the devil on my shoulder the other night who kept tantilizing me with a glass of red wine.  That buggar tormented me the entire evening until I finally just went to bed.  I've been rocking it since.  Let him come back and torture me again - I welcome the fight!  Bring it!
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    Run4fun got a reaction from Sarah T in Whole 30 starting Jan 1   
    Hello Whole 30ers!  Tiger Blood here!  And my knee didn't hurt going up the stairs today for the first time in about a year (I could still feel it but it didn't slow me down and I didn't have to grab the handrail for additional support to keep some of the weight bearing down).  That tells me inflammation is going down. Major victories!
     
    I love this phase of the Whole 30.  I had a major arm twisting by the devil on my shoulder the other night who kept tantilizing me with a glass of red wine.  That buggar tormented me the entire evening until I finally just went to bed.  I've been rocking it since.  Let him come back and torture me again - I welcome the fight!  Bring it!
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    Run4fun reacted to lexes42 in Whole 30 starting Jan 1   
    Oh yes, today's 'Day 16' daily email was written for me personally, I'm quite sure    Restraint bias is always a problem for me.  In many things I believe in the 'moderation' concept.. but I realize it doesn't work as well when external (and internal) forces are stacked against you.
     
    When I was in my 20's (and immortal) I lived pretty 'hard' - workaholic, major travel, regular 'social' schedule    Lucky for me I don't have trouble with serious addictions (alcohol / nicotine) so I could moderate to some extent.... but it all creeps up on you until you suddenly realize you are much too young to feel so damn old!
     
    Then the babies come and then...well father time taps you on the shoulder and reminds you immortality is more then a myth - it's a dangerous fantasy.
     
    Now I am quite happy to be in bed by 10 and start trading my coffee habit to tea and my workaholic habit to yoga.  I now have a 'me first' apathy when it comes to work.  I don't have tremendous job security or anything, but I've learned through many jobs that when you work for other people, you don't have as much control over how you're perceived as you think you do.  In other words, I've been promoted when I didn't think I did a whole lot and fired when I was working my tush off and the only mentally sane person on the team.  So I've stopped thinking that I am so desperately 'needed' at work - or that I so desperately need them - or that I'm part of something noble or important to society  (I'm not, although I know some people are...) .  They rent my time, compassion, knowledge, experience and  creativity for a portion of the day.  That's it.
     
    It's very freeing!  Although, just like the food, I notice that without that work obsession there's a big hole.  Also now that my daughter turns 13 this year (yikes) I can see an empty nest in the future.  So this is a good time to re-evaluate everything ... starting with food (see how I did that?)
     
    the flip side of the restrain bias, I've found, is that habits beget habits and discipline builds on discipline.  The WTH attitude is so dangerous... because it makes you slide down the chutes in the chutes and ladder game of life.  whereas once you start working those discipline muscles, you work up to doing more and more that you never expected you were capable of doing!
     
    I'm totally rambling... while I'm feeling better every day - the ADD brain fog has not yet lifted... squirrel!
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    Run4fun reacted to EAH in Whole 30 starting Jan 1   
    Miranda: I feel your pain about the spilled laundry detergent on the floor. At the very least, I am sure your house smelled "daisy fresh white linen." (How do they come up with the names of these scents?)
    I read about restraint bias in the Whole30 daily email this morning and it resonated for me. I am thinking to myself: I've eaten clean. My abs are actually visible. I seem to have shed some pounds so what if I off-track a bit? I deserve a little reward for my commitment over the last 16 days. Beware: It's a trap and a trick the mind wants to play. I am going to resist this restraint bias now that I know what it is (and what the science-y name is for it). This email from Whole30 HQ was exactly what I needed. Thank you, Hartwick Family.
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    Run4fun reacted to Alliath in Whole 30 starting Jan 1   
    Oh wow! I did not know about Facebook! Thanks for telling me! I feel special!
    Nothing to report today really, except that I went to Whole Foods, but I forgot my shopping list, and so I forgot to get more coconut. Amazingly it was the only thing I forgot! However, I didn't realize until I was almost home, and I live quite a schlep from the Whole Foods. So of course I went into a regular grocery on the way home just to check, and of COURSE the only kind they had was the kind with sulfites in it, and I was super annoyed, so I started trying to think of why in the world someone one day decided that it was awesome to put a little bit of something lethal in a food just to keep the color pretty. (I have had a lot of non-sulfited coconut and it did not seem to get any less pretty to me, but I also refuse to believe cornflower and periwinkle are real colors, so I might not be the one to ask.)
    I could not think of any reason to do this unless you are the Dread Pirate Roberts and you are building up a tolerance to Iocaine powder just in case one day you will have to go in against a Sicilian in a battle of wits when death is on the line. Then I realized this probably isn't going to help if it is in everything. So sorry guys, it's probably best if none of us take up the mantle of the Dread Pirate Roberts.
    Also today I felt pretty awesome. Not really energetic, just really ridiculously happy. Then it snowed on me. These things are unrelated. Anyway, so I had the choice to either go ALL THE WAY BACK to the Whole Foods or go home without coconut. Guess which one I chose? Hint: I am lazy.
    So I have no coconut.
    I am also pleased to learn that there are some tax laws in the UK that are just as crazy as the ones here. It makes me feel at one with the old country.
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    Run4fun got a reaction from Weredragon in Whole 30 starting Jan 1   
    Probably the biggest thing I am rediscovering with this Whole XX (30, 60, whatever!) is to focus on food as nourishment instead of focusing primarily on the taste of it.  It's not that I don't enjoy the tastes because I'm definitely  enjoying taste, texture, different combinations of foods together and even the look and smell of the foods in my plate or bowl.  I'm forcing myself to slow down my pace when I eat so I can enjoy it with multiple senses.  When I think of food primarily as nourishment, it takes the emotional aspect out of it.  Does that even make sense?  Or am I just loony?
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    Run4fun reacted to Alliath in Whole 30 starting Jan 1   
    I am seriously a tax accountant. Do you want me to prove it by going on a long and technical explanation of nexus, third-party internet travel providers, and the sales/hospitality tax ramifications thereof? DON'T MAKE ME DO IT I HAVE A PRESENTATION.
    I will, however, tell you that at one point under California tax law, large marshmallows were legally defined as "food" and small marshmallows were legally defined as "candy." For sales tax purposes. Or maybe it was the other way around. It is no longer in effect, and I am sad, because it was in fact hilarious.
    Other hilarious food definitions in tax law (I think this one is Louisiana). The difference between food and candy for sales tax purposes:
    If it 1) contains flour or 2) requires refrigeration, it is food.
    So Snickers are food, but Peppermint Patties are candy.
    I am not making this up.
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    Run4fun got a reaction from Alliath in Whole 30 starting Jan 1   
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    Run4fun reacted to Alliath in Whole 30 starting Jan 1   
    I am happy y'all are entertained! My job is extremely serious (I'm a tax accountant), so I try to inject levity into the rest of my life. Also before anyone asks, I cannot help you with your income taxes! I specialize in sales taxes only, so you would probably get better advice on your federal taxes from my cat. (Don't tell me you haven't voiced opinions on your taxes VERY SIMILAR to the opinions she deposits in her litter box. YOU KNOW YOU HAVE.)
    Today I felt pretty awesome, but tired. I know this is a result of losing all that sleep Sunday night... I won't get to catch up on my sleep until the weekend ahead, BOO. M1 was broccoli fennel soup, sausage, and sweet potato hash fried in coconut oil (oh my lord, so good). M2 was steak fajitas with green and red bell pepper and SISTER IN LAW'S GUACAMOLE ON TOP YESSSS. Also ginger carrot soup and some coconut. PreWO was turkey and avocado, PWO was turkey and sweet potato. M3 is turkey meatloaf and that brings me to my funny story for today.
    Coworker: What are you having for dinner?
    Ali: Meatloaf.
    Coworker: How can you have meatloaf?
    Ali: ... because it is a loaf made of meat? Also veggies.
    Coworker: No, I mean... you can't have meatloaf without oats.
    Ali: I would hazard a guess that you can, since it is in fact called a meat loaf and not an oat loaf. (Oat loaf would be a great band name.)
    Coworker: Well... but you can't have ketchup.
    Ali: I can if there are no sugar and no additives.
    Coworker: Where did you possibly find ketchup without sugar?
    Ali: Oh, I made some.
    Coworker: YOU CAN'T MAKE KETCHUP.
    Ali: ... yes you can.
    Coworker: HOW?
    Ali: I found a recipe on the internet.
    Coworker: YOU CAN'T FIND A RECIPE FOR KETCHUP ON THE INTERNET.
    Ali: ... there you go again. This is a thing I have done. It occurred in the past. It has already happened.
    I don't know where she thinks store ketchup comes from, apparently the good little Heinzes leave tomatoes under their pillow and the ketchup fairy visits them in the night.
    Be honest, who has "Livin' on a Prayer" queued up on the ipod for tomorrow morning, when we are halfway there? DON'T LIE YOU KNOW YOU DO. Or if you didn't I bet you do now.
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    Run4fun got a reaction from Huarache Gal in Whole 30 starting Jan 1   
    My work partner just asked me a little bit ago if I had lost weight.....of course, I said I don't know (since I haven't weighed since 1/1).  Bu he said it looked like I have lost weight already.  Yippee!!!  Now I'm REALLY glad I didn't give into that glass of wine this weekend!