Roz Griffiths

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    Roz Griffiths reacted to kristanL in The crazy things people say   
    My father constantly teases my mother for constantly snacking on celery, baby carrots, peppers, but then eats an ENTIRE tub of dates in one sitting and says its okay because they're healthy. Oh dear..
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    Roz Griffiths got a reaction from Xandra in The crazy things people say   
    My other half has bad eczema on his feet which has been bothering him lately. As i sat watching him picking his feet (romantic night in!), i said "are you going to make another appointment with the doctor? Or perhaps you could do an elimination diet like i've been doing?". He replied "Well, i have been, haven't i? I eat the same dinner as you"
    Yes, dear.
    We'll just discount the porridge oats for breakfast, the pizza/burger/sandwich/sausage roll at lunch, the chocolate biscuits in your cup of tea (milk, one sugar), the bowl of ice cream with chocolate raisins after your Whole30-compliant dinner, the nightly can of beer & the smoking. Sounds like a pretty good Whole30 to me!

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    Roz Griffiths reacted to CraftyCarnivore in The crazy things people say   
    "I would be so miserable without bread"
    "I'm more miserable with bread."
    "What do you EAT?"
    "You just saw me pound away my lunch, and commented how yummy it looked! Clearly I'm not suffering"
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    Roz Griffiths reacted to Nadia B in The crazy things people say   
    This has happened to me today, I posted in my log, however I feel like sharing in this thread too
    I love liver and all organ meats. I am walking down the aisles of the organic store. I see this pack and get all excited.

    Conversation while paying. Cashier: "Oh your dog is gonna love them!" Me:" I don't have a dog". Akward silence. I stare at the pack. It's a dog treat. Facepalm.
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    Roz Griffiths reacted to Jessica Reagan in The crazy things people say   
    My SIL in response to me explaining I don't eat processed food because it's loaded with chemicals and sugar and can cause major health problems.
    "The government wouldn't let them sell that stuff to us if it was unhealthy"
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    Roz Griffiths reacted to Fenderbender in The crazy things people say   
    Yeah.... It was called the Sauna... Lol.
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    Roz Griffiths reacted to Nadia B in The crazy things people say   
    Haha did they have a designated sweating area? Oh wait I guess you didn't have a chance to find out.
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    Roz Griffiths reacted to Fenderbender in The crazy things people say   
    I went to a gym that didn't want you to sweat on the equipment! That lasted about five min until I left!!!
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    Roz Griffiths reacted to Nadia B in The crazy things people say   
    I am trying to pick a new gym and sending inquiries to various clubs around my area. I've just received gym description and membership file from one of them. "Gym Etiquette" part says - "Please avoid grunting and groaning during exercise"
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    Roz Griffiths reacted to MrsStick in The crazy things people say   
    Catching up from the last few days ...
    Husband: I'm really not hungry enough for lunch because I haven't done anything today.
    He then ate at least four servings of a check mix thing (loaded with MSG which he knows he can react to) and a bag of Dr. Pepper jelly beans.
    Then there was the lady at the store that was overweight. Her cart had Double Stuffed Oreos and a box of diet cereal.
    Husband: but they cancel each other out!
    A friend of ours, after seeing our cart with a ton of veggies in it: man, she's really strict about your food! I'm going to go get my bachelor food ...
    He then walked to the frozen pizzas while we stocked up on meat.
    Am I the only one whose husband is serious about thinking he will keel over and die without his bread and pasta? He agrees that it worked for me and for his dad, but is convinced he would go into shock and die.
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    Roz Griffiths got a reaction from Xandra in The crazy things people say   
    My other half has bad eczema on his feet which has been bothering him lately. As i sat watching him picking his feet (romantic night in!), i said "are you going to make another appointment with the doctor? Or perhaps you could do an elimination diet like i've been doing?". He replied "Well, i have been, haven't i? I eat the same dinner as you"
    Yes, dear.
    We'll just discount the porridge oats for breakfast, the pizza/burger/sandwich/sausage roll at lunch, the chocolate biscuits in your cup of tea (milk, one sugar), the bowl of ice cream with chocolate raisins after your Whole30-compliant dinner, the nightly can of beer & the smoking. Sounds like a pretty good Whole30 to me!

    What?
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    Roz Griffiths got a reaction from Xandra in The crazy things people say   
    My other half has bad eczema on his feet which has been bothering him lately. As i sat watching him picking his feet (romantic night in!), i said "are you going to make another appointment with the doctor? Or perhaps you could do an elimination diet like i've been doing?". He replied "Well, i have been, haven't i? I eat the same dinner as you"
    Yes, dear.
    We'll just discount the porridge oats for breakfast, the pizza/burger/sandwich/sausage roll at lunch, the chocolate biscuits in your cup of tea (milk, one sugar), the bowl of ice cream with chocolate raisins after your Whole30-compliant dinner, the nightly can of beer & the smoking. Sounds like a pretty good Whole30 to me!

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    Roz Griffiths reacted to Amy in The crazy things people say   
    I get this one sometimes when I pull my lunch out of my bag and people hear it: "Is that . . . glass??"
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    Roz Griffiths got a reaction from Kirsteen in The crazy things people say   
    My 5 year old daughter was carefully studying the books on my kitchen shelf.
    "Mummy, you've got a book called Make It Potato!"
    Ah, yes. That would be the one between 500 Potato Recipes & Practical Potato ;-)
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    Roz Griffiths got a reaction from Xandra in The crazy things people say   
    My other half has bad eczema on his feet which has been bothering him lately. As i sat watching him picking his feet (romantic night in!), i said "are you going to make another appointment with the doctor? Or perhaps you could do an elimination diet like i've been doing?". He replied "Well, i have been, haven't i? I eat the same dinner as you"
    Yes, dear.
    We'll just discount the porridge oats for breakfast, the pizza/burger/sandwich/sausage roll at lunch, the chocolate biscuits in your cup of tea (milk, one sugar), the bowl of ice cream with chocolate raisins after your Whole30-compliant dinner, the nightly can of beer & the smoking. Sounds like a pretty good Whole30 to me!

    What?
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    Roz Griffiths got a reaction from Kirsteen in The crazy things people say   
    My 5 year old daughter was carefully studying the books on my kitchen shelf.
    "Mummy, you've got a book called Make It Potato!"
    Ah, yes. That would be the one between 500 Potato Recipes & Practical Potato ;-)
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    Roz Griffiths got a reaction from Kirsteen in The crazy things people say   
    My 5 year old daughter was carefully studying the books on my kitchen shelf.
    "Mummy, you've got a book called Make It Potato!"
    Ah, yes. That would be the one between 500 Potato Recipes & Practical Potato ;-)
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    Roz Griffiths reacted to Sarah Snyder in The crazy things people say   
    I have a more positive one too...
    My bosses (as you can see above) are very VERY ignorant of nutrition. I work for a very small family business (they are a married couple), and they provide us with family-style lunches every day. A while back, knowing I was trying to eat healthier, the wife fixed up a lunch of plain spaghetti noodles with a side "salad" that was just lettuce, with both being drizzled with olive oil. She thought that was just the pinnacle of a healthy lunch. AND that it was tasty!
    And then...early in my W30, I brought my own lunch that entailed zucchini noodles. She looked at it and said, "I thought you weren't allowed to eat pasta?"
    So, yay! a) "Pasta is not a health food" finally sunk in! and the zucchini noodles passed as pasta! We're getting somewhere!!! Baby steps...
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    Roz Griffiths 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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    Roz Griffiths got a reaction from Kirsteen in The crazy things people say   
    My 5 year old daughter was carefully studying the books on my kitchen shelf.
    "Mummy, you've got a book called Make It Potato!"
    Ah, yes. That would be the one between 500 Potato Recipes & Practical Potato ;-)
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    Roz Griffiths got a reaction from Kirsteen in The crazy things people say   
    My 5 year old daughter was carefully studying the books on my kitchen shelf.
    "Mummy, you've got a book called Make It Potato!"
    Ah, yes. That would be the one between 500 Potato Recipes & Practical Potato ;-)
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    Roz Griffiths reacted to MrsStick in The crazy things people say   
    Heard this weekend (on a vacation in France):
    - But what will you EAT?
    - You're the pickiest one, so you make sure you can eat here.
    - This is [MrsStick]; she's our healthy friend.
    - You are the only person who's vacationed in France and LOST WEIGHT.
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    Roz Griffiths reacted to BrianaDell in The crazy things people say   
    Seen today at a cafe:
    SUGAR-FREE Healthy Cookie
    Ingredients: sesame seed, sunflower, pumpkin seed, tahini, brown sugar, maple, egg white.
    Ok, I applaud your effort, but guys "brown sugar"..... is sugar. As is the maple syrup (I'm assuming thats what they meant.)
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    Roz Griffiths reacted to BrianaDell in The crazy things people say   
    I get this one a lot. I usually just say something to the effect of, I have to get up and have a good breakfast or I feel tired all day. I've worked out a system that really adds very little added time to my morning prep but makes me feel a million times better. Usually they just kind of nod with a look in their eyes that says they recognize that idea of feeling tired all day and maybe it's not such a bad idea. Then they go back to their bagel.
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    Roz Griffiths reacted to MrsStick in The crazy things people say   
    I've heard that one too. Real food is something that isn't chock full of preservatives, unpronounceable chemicals, and ingredients with no clear purpose other than to drive the price up.
    "I could never do that. I can't get up two hours earlier to make breakfast."
    Um...I'm up 15 minutes early, and I'm still making myself scrambled or fried eggs in the morning and reheating sausage and sweet potatoes. I get up a whopping 15 minutes earlier than pre-W30. That's it. And that's so I can make and eat breakfast, but usually I get caught up in the internet (like now) and that eats up any extra time I have. Heck, yesterday I unloaded the dishwasher in my extra time!