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    MrsStick got a reaction from MeadowLily in The crazy things people say   
    Yeah, the weight loss discussion is somewhat maddening. I was out with several friends, all of whom are WAY smaller than me. 3 of the 4 are half-Korean, and the other one is an ex-track athlete who has no visible body fat at all. I'm not kidding - she's got broad shoulders, narrow hips, and muscles everywhere. I wear a flirty a-line dress, since I do have hips and I do have some padding (not bad, just saying that I've got a curvier hourglass, size 8 usually in women's pants) so it can cover the fact that I do have some extra. The girls all are talking about how fat they look in their skin tight dresses, how I'm so lucky that I'm so skinny. I was seriously confused...say what? Maybe it's just that, out of all of them, I was the only one with confidence or comfortable in my own body? I looked hot in that dress, and I knew it. Hahaha.
     
    Then again, I realized that even semi-cleaning my diet up has had huge impacts in how my clothes fit in the last two weeks. The shorts that were tight are now fitting how they should. I didn't even go 100% template eating, just cut out all grains and added sugar for two weeks. I eat beans so little that they weren't in my diet anyways. I'd estimate I lost at least an inch or two, but I didn't measure before. Hubby still doesn't believe that I had anything to lose, but I know how things fit before and after.
     
    So whenever people tell me how healthy eating grains is, I just smile and stop listening. I do best without them. Yes, I still get carbs. My sweet potatoes, plaintains, white potatoes (not my favorite, but the market has only had SP that are already rotten! ), and plenty of seasonal fruit like the lovely cherries I had this week. Mmm. More than enough for me!
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    MrsStick got a reaction from Physibeth in The crazy things people say   
    500 calories per day? Unless I'm violently ill and sleeping all day, I'd never be able to do that. Ever. I eat at least that much at a single meal, let alone for a whol eday!
     
    Drop that guy, that's TERRIBLE advice. Ugh.
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    MrsStick got a reaction from MeadowLily in The crazy things people say   
    Yeah, the weight loss discussion is somewhat maddening. I was out with several friends, all of whom are WAY smaller than me. 3 of the 4 are half-Korean, and the other one is an ex-track athlete who has no visible body fat at all. I'm not kidding - she's got broad shoulders, narrow hips, and muscles everywhere. I wear a flirty a-line dress, since I do have hips and I do have some padding (not bad, just saying that I've got a curvier hourglass, size 8 usually in women's pants) so it can cover the fact that I do have some extra. The girls all are talking about how fat they look in their skin tight dresses, how I'm so lucky that I'm so skinny. I was seriously confused...say what? Maybe it's just that, out of all of them, I was the only one with confidence or comfortable in my own body? I looked hot in that dress, and I knew it. Hahaha.
     
    Then again, I realized that even semi-cleaning my diet up has had huge impacts in how my clothes fit in the last two weeks. The shorts that were tight are now fitting how they should. I didn't even go 100% template eating, just cut out all grains and added sugar for two weeks. I eat beans so little that they weren't in my diet anyways. I'd estimate I lost at least an inch or two, but I didn't measure before. Hubby still doesn't believe that I had anything to lose, but I know how things fit before and after.
     
    So whenever people tell me how healthy eating grains is, I just smile and stop listening. I do best without them. Yes, I still get carbs. My sweet potatoes, plaintains, white potatoes (not my favorite, but the market has only had SP that are already rotten! ), and plenty of seasonal fruit like the lovely cherries I had this week. Mmm. More than enough for me!
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    MrsStick got a reaction from MeadowLily in The crazy things people say   
    Yeah, the weight loss discussion is somewhat maddening. I was out with several friends, all of whom are WAY smaller than me. 3 of the 4 are half-Korean, and the other one is an ex-track athlete who has no visible body fat at all. I'm not kidding - she's got broad shoulders, narrow hips, and muscles everywhere. I wear a flirty a-line dress, since I do have hips and I do have some padding (not bad, just saying that I've got a curvier hourglass, size 8 usually in women's pants) so it can cover the fact that I do have some extra. The girls all are talking about how fat they look in their skin tight dresses, how I'm so lucky that I'm so skinny. I was seriously confused...say what? Maybe it's just that, out of all of them, I was the only one with confidence or comfortable in my own body? I looked hot in that dress, and I knew it. Hahaha.
     
    Then again, I realized that even semi-cleaning my diet up has had huge impacts in how my clothes fit in the last two weeks. The shorts that were tight are now fitting how they should. I didn't even go 100% template eating, just cut out all grains and added sugar for two weeks. I eat beans so little that they weren't in my diet anyways. I'd estimate I lost at least an inch or two, but I didn't measure before. Hubby still doesn't believe that I had anything to lose, but I know how things fit before and after.
     
    So whenever people tell me how healthy eating grains is, I just smile and stop listening. I do best without them. Yes, I still get carbs. My sweet potatoes, plaintains, white potatoes (not my favorite, but the market has only had SP that are already rotten! ), and plenty of seasonal fruit like the lovely cherries I had this week. Mmm. More than enough for me!
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    MrsStick got a reaction from MeadowLily in The crazy things people say   
    Yeah, the weight loss discussion is somewhat maddening. I was out with several friends, all of whom are WAY smaller than me. 3 of the 4 are half-Korean, and the other one is an ex-track athlete who has no visible body fat at all. I'm not kidding - she's got broad shoulders, narrow hips, and muscles everywhere. I wear a flirty a-line dress, since I do have hips and I do have some padding (not bad, just saying that I've got a curvier hourglass, size 8 usually in women's pants) so it can cover the fact that I do have some extra. The girls all are talking about how fat they look in their skin tight dresses, how I'm so lucky that I'm so skinny. I was seriously confused...say what? Maybe it's just that, out of all of them, I was the only one with confidence or comfortable in my own body? I looked hot in that dress, and I knew it. Hahaha.
     
    Then again, I realized that even semi-cleaning my diet up has had huge impacts in how my clothes fit in the last two weeks. The shorts that were tight are now fitting how they should. I didn't even go 100% template eating, just cut out all grains and added sugar for two weeks. I eat beans so little that they weren't in my diet anyways. I'd estimate I lost at least an inch or two, but I didn't measure before. Hubby still doesn't believe that I had anything to lose, but I know how things fit before and after.
     
    So whenever people tell me how healthy eating grains is, I just smile and stop listening. I do best without them. Yes, I still get carbs. My sweet potatoes, plaintains, white potatoes (not my favorite, but the market has only had SP that are already rotten! ), and plenty of seasonal fruit like the lovely cherries I had this week. Mmm. More than enough for me!
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    MrsStick got a reaction from Physibeth in The crazy things people say   
    "Oh, you're on that cavepeople diet where you eat lots of meat, right?"
     
    Me: actually, Neanderthals ate a lot of veggies. Source: http://news.sciencemag.org/archaeology/2014/06/neandertals-ate-their-veggies-their-feces-reveal
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    MrsStick got a reaction from Physibeth in The crazy things people say   
    "Oh, you're on that cavepeople diet where you eat lots of meat, right?"
     
    Me: actually, Neanderthals ate a lot of veggies. Source: http://news.sciencemag.org/archaeology/2014/06/neandertals-ate-their-veggies-their-feces-reveal
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    MrsStick got a reaction from Physibeth in The crazy things people say   
    "Oh, you're on that cavepeople diet where you eat lots of meat, right?"
     
    Me: actually, Neanderthals ate a lot of veggies. Source: http://news.sciencemag.org/archaeology/2014/06/neandertals-ate-their-veggies-their-feces-reveal
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    MrsStick got a reaction from Physibeth in The crazy things people say   
    "Oh, you're on that cavepeople diet where you eat lots of meat, right?"
     
    Me: actually, Neanderthals ate a lot of veggies. Source: http://news.sciencemag.org/archaeology/2014/06/neandertals-ate-their-veggies-their-feces-reveal
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    MrsStick got a reaction from Minamyna in The crazy things people say   
    "Wait, why are you making mayo?" (hubby, tonight)
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    MrsStick got a reaction from GlennR in Filipino Whole30 Eats   
    Those look beautiful! Hubby hates coconut anything with a passion, but I think the soup looks lovely.
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    MrsStick got a reaction from missmary in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    One other question - I saw a lot of people talking earlier in the thread about adding honey to second ferments to help the fizz. Honey (at least raw) has antibacterial qualities - wouldn't that harm the kombucha instead of help it be better for you?
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    MrsStick got a reaction from jent103 in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Okay. I've heard of kombucha, but never bothered to try it or anything. I've done water kefir before, but that was because it was so easy - add sugar to water, drop in grains, wait three days, filter, mix juice, wait two days, drink. Easy.
     
    But. BUT. Just found out that a new friend here (I moved to Korea 2-ish months ago) makes her own kombucha. She gave me a little bottle to try. It's lightly fizzy, and kind of lovely. I want to do it. I have NO IDEA what I'm doing, or if it's worth it. Or if it's time consuming. I should've been more careful when I poured some for myself tonight, because the little baby SCOBY ended up in my glass and I've drank it. Oh well, it was lovely mixed with cranberry juice. Who needs wine?
     
    She's offered me a SCOBY and...I want to. But...BUT...I'm scared. I work full time. I live in Korea, where electricity is so expensive that I don't leave my A/C on when I'm out of the house or at night (so far). I don't know how long I'd need to do any of this...and I kind of want one of you expert-sounding people, in your 60 page thread, to reassure me. I have half gallon mason jars and a plastic strainer, but I would have to pick up some grolsch-type jars to put it in.
     
    Aargh. I'm sure it's great for me. I just...am not sure. Any ideas from you all?
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    MrsStick got a reaction from Physibeth in The crazy things people say   
    Yeah, my hubby is just starting to understand that I *can* say no to sweets because I 100% really, truly don't want them. In the last week, I've turned down peanut butter M&Ms twice, Brookstone chocolates once, and actually didn't want them. I'm not on a W30, but my body seriously does not want sweets. Part of that might be that I bike to and from work twice a day (20 minutes to, 10 back - hooray hills!) and it's in the upper 70s here. We haven't turned our AC on yet, either, so the sweetest things I want are fruit and/or sparkling juice (100% juice + sparkling water, no added sugars).
     
    Did anyone else get SUPER pissed when watching the Nightline clip on the W30 where the certified dietician or whoever she was said how unhealthy it was to cut out whole food groups like dairy or grains or legumes? I just wanted to scream at her - you don't think it's crazy for someone with lactose intolerance to cut out dairy, do you? So why is it that I can't cut it out to see if I am intolerant? Or to find out that I have Celiac's (which I did thanks to W30)? I will say, they did let Melissa say that you don't miss any nutrition on a W30...but I wish they could've shown the side-by-side day out of ISWF. You know, where it has the whole rundown of how you get MORE nutrition from W30 than the SAD?
     
    Edited to add:
     
    Vent time!
     
    Dear person who joked with my boss about seeing me "walk my bike instead of riding it,"
     
    I am recovering from my 2nd shoulder surgery in a year. I bike everywhere, everyday. That hill I walk my bike up? It SUCKS. It sucks to walk up, let alone push my 39 lb commuter bike up. So please, when you're driving your air-conditioned car up a hill that causes cars to bottom out on, think for a second about me working every day to get one inch closer to the top before having to walk. Or the fact that I arrive at work, every time, disgustingly sweaty and out of breath. My entire bike commute (15-20 minutes) is uphill, and that last segment is straight up. As in leaning forward while walking up it. It's terrifying to bike down, and I've already had to get my brakes inspected because I have to granny brake the whole way down to not die. Oh, and I've worked here for a month and a half.
     
    My coworkers are supportive, they ask if I set any new records to get closer to the top. Even my boss has told me that one day he'll see me bike up the hill, and he is certainly not the nicest guy (a bit of a jerk, really). I downshift 6 times just to make it halfway up the hill. So thanks for not treating me like a person. I'm sorry I don't fit your definition of what I should look like or be able to do. No, wait, I'm not sorry. Screw you!
     
    --Me
     
    I know the rant isn't technically related, but I don't care. I'm seething today.
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    MrsStick got a reaction from Wandy269 in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    I ran out of cumin every two weeks during my W30! Seriously...I learned very quickly to take inventory of my spices before I went shopping. Just to be sure.
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    MrsStick got a reaction from Wandy269 in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    Okay, one more. This one is true of me right now!
    You know someone is doing a Whole 30 when their refrigerator is so full of stuff that they can't actually see the light in their refrigerator come on because the broccoli, zucchini, cauliflower, and huge head of butter lettuce block the light.
    I have NO ROOM in my fridge right now. Granted, the door is full of non-W30 condiments, etc. but 85-90% of it is compliant. Wow...
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    MrsStick got a reaction from 28jessicab in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    You're excited when you meet someone in real life who just happens to know what the Whole 30 is! You mean...I don't have to explain EVERYTHING to you? BEST FRIENDS FOR LIFE NOW!!!!
     
    ...I officially love that girl. Her baby's cute, but she understood Whole 30 (apparently one of the local CF gyms does it as a gym on occasion...) and that wins all in my book!
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    MrsStick got a reaction from Physibeth in The crazy things people say   
    Yeah, my hubby is just starting to understand that I *can* say no to sweets because I 100% really, truly don't want them. In the last week, I've turned down peanut butter M&Ms twice, Brookstone chocolates once, and actually didn't want them. I'm not on a W30, but my body seriously does not want sweets. Part of that might be that I bike to and from work twice a day (20 minutes to, 10 back - hooray hills!) and it's in the upper 70s here. We haven't turned our AC on yet, either, so the sweetest things I want are fruit and/or sparkling juice (100% juice + sparkling water, no added sugars).
     
    Did anyone else get SUPER pissed when watching the Nightline clip on the W30 where the certified dietician or whoever she was said how unhealthy it was to cut out whole food groups like dairy or grains or legumes? I just wanted to scream at her - you don't think it's crazy for someone with lactose intolerance to cut out dairy, do you? So why is it that I can't cut it out to see if I am intolerant? Or to find out that I have Celiac's (which I did thanks to W30)? I will say, they did let Melissa say that you don't miss any nutrition on a W30...but I wish they could've shown the side-by-side day out of ISWF. You know, where it has the whole rundown of how you get MORE nutrition from W30 than the SAD?
     
    Edited to add:
     
    Vent time!
     
    Dear person who joked with my boss about seeing me "walk my bike instead of riding it,"
     
    I am recovering from my 2nd shoulder surgery in a year. I bike everywhere, everyday. That hill I walk my bike up? It SUCKS. It sucks to walk up, let alone push my 39 lb commuter bike up. So please, when you're driving your air-conditioned car up a hill that causes cars to bottom out on, think for a second about me working every day to get one inch closer to the top before having to walk. Or the fact that I arrive at work, every time, disgustingly sweaty and out of breath. My entire bike commute (15-20 minutes) is uphill, and that last segment is straight up. As in leaning forward while walking up it. It's terrifying to bike down, and I've already had to get my brakes inspected because I have to granny brake the whole way down to not die. Oh, and I've worked here for a month and a half.
     
    My coworkers are supportive, they ask if I set any new records to get closer to the top. Even my boss has told me that one day he'll see me bike up the hill, and he is certainly not the nicest guy (a bit of a jerk, really). I downshift 6 times just to make it halfway up the hill. So thanks for not treating me like a person. I'm sorry I don't fit your definition of what I should look like or be able to do. No, wait, I'm not sorry. Screw you!
     
    --Me
     
    I know the rant isn't technically related, but I don't care. I'm seething today.
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    MrsStick got a reaction from MrsPefy13 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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    MrsStick got a reaction from Physibeth in The crazy things people say   
     
    I hate how people resort to sarcasm and reductio ad absurdum when they're faced with something that doesn't fit *their* line of thinking. It's how my mother thinks/feels about my now needing to be gluten free (discovered I have Celiac's as a result of my Whole 30). She sends me every pin on pinterest that has to do with being gluten free. What I'd love to say is "gee, thanks, mom, for sending me a pin of someone who used the gluten free version of Bisquick to make chicken and dumplings. Because, you know, we EVER had chicken and dumplings growing up? Or I've EVER mentioned how much I miss chicken and dumplings? You know, I nestled it right there between 'I just made cauliflower fried rice and LOVED IT' and 'I just found the best chicken recipe'..."
     
    Seriously, if she pins me another 'decadent brownie cheesecake' recipe or 'no duh' type of gluten free recipe (if it says in the recipe "just substitute a gluten free flour for the flour" I don't want it!fdsa;ljlkjfdsa)...I might explode.
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    MrsStick got a reaction from Physibeth in The crazy things people say   
     
    I hate how people resort to sarcasm and reductio ad absurdum when they're faced with something that doesn't fit *their* line of thinking. It's how my mother thinks/feels about my now needing to be gluten free (discovered I have Celiac's as a result of my Whole 30). She sends me every pin on pinterest that has to do with being gluten free. What I'd love to say is "gee, thanks, mom, for sending me a pin of someone who used the gluten free version of Bisquick to make chicken and dumplings. Because, you know, we EVER had chicken and dumplings growing up? Or I've EVER mentioned how much I miss chicken and dumplings? You know, I nestled it right there between 'I just made cauliflower fried rice and LOVED IT' and 'I just found the best chicken recipe'..."
     
    Seriously, if she pins me another 'decadent brownie cheesecake' recipe or 'no duh' type of gluten free recipe (if it says in the recipe "just substitute a gluten free flour for the flour" I don't want it!fdsa;ljlkjfdsa)...I might explode.
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    MrsStick got a reaction from Physibeth in The crazy things people say   
     
    I hate how people resort to sarcasm and reductio ad absurdum when they're faced with something that doesn't fit *their* line of thinking. It's how my mother thinks/feels about my now needing to be gluten free (discovered I have Celiac's as a result of my Whole 30). She sends me every pin on pinterest that has to do with being gluten free. What I'd love to say is "gee, thanks, mom, for sending me a pin of someone who used the gluten free version of Bisquick to make chicken and dumplings. Because, you know, we EVER had chicken and dumplings growing up? Or I've EVER mentioned how much I miss chicken and dumplings? You know, I nestled it right there between 'I just made cauliflower fried rice and LOVED IT' and 'I just found the best chicken recipe'..."
     
    Seriously, if she pins me another 'decadent brownie cheesecake' recipe or 'no duh' type of gluten free recipe (if it says in the recipe "just substitute a gluten free flour for the flour" I don't want it!fdsa;ljlkjfdsa)...I might explode.
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    MrsStick got a reaction from Physibeth in The crazy things people say   
     
    I hate how people resort to sarcasm and reductio ad absurdum when they're faced with something that doesn't fit *their* line of thinking. It's how my mother thinks/feels about my now needing to be gluten free (discovered I have Celiac's as a result of my Whole 30). She sends me every pin on pinterest that has to do with being gluten free. What I'd love to say is "gee, thanks, mom, for sending me a pin of someone who used the gluten free version of Bisquick to make chicken and dumplings. Because, you know, we EVER had chicken and dumplings growing up? Or I've EVER mentioned how much I miss chicken and dumplings? You know, I nestled it right there between 'I just made cauliflower fried rice and LOVED IT' and 'I just found the best chicken recipe'..."
     
    Seriously, if she pins me another 'decadent brownie cheesecake' recipe or 'no duh' type of gluten free recipe (if it says in the recipe "just substitute a gluten free flour for the flour" I don't want it!fdsa;ljlkjfdsa)...I might explode.
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    MrsStick reacted to Chocoholic382 in The crazy things people say   
    Just found this thread--I have so much to contribute!! At the handful of events where I sat, complaint-free, with my glass of water because all food was non-compliant, here are a few of the many comments I've received:
     
     
    The How's-That-Deprivation-Treating-You line of comments:
    "Are you sure you can have the water here? I'm not sure they imported it from Swiss mountaintops." "Enjoying the air over there? I know you're not enjoying anything else!" "Here, you wanna smell it?" "How many days until you can have real food again?"  
    The Healthy-Eating-Makes-You-An-Alien line of comments:
    "I feel like we shouldn't look at Chocoholic while we're eating. Like we should avoid eye contact the way I do when my dog's near the table." "Aww, is there no weird stuff for you here?"  
    The You're-Ruining-Life-Itself line of comments:
    "That's no way to live."  "You only live once." "I'd rather die happy than live on lettuce."  
    The I-Can't-Wrap-My-Mind-Around-This line of comments:
    "You can't have WINE? It's healthy!" "So what's even left to eat?" "How's the diet?...Oh right, detox. Cleanse?" "But you don't need to lose weight, so why are you doing this?"  
    I swear I'm not making up a single one.
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    MrsStick got a reaction from SpinSpin in The crazy things people say   
    Seriously? Trying to eat healthily is a disorder? We've officially reached the end of my patience...there are a few choice things that I'd love to say to whomever decided that eating food that makes me feel good is a disorder.