MrsStick

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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 Physibeth 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.
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    MrsStick got a reaction from Physibeth 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.
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    MrsStick got a reaction from Physibeth in The crazy things people say   
    So this *technically* isn't something someone said, but I think it fits here. Consider it as something I've said?
     
    You know your parents have stopped eating well when your Whole30 way of eating is more like your pescitarian (only occasionally on the fish though) sister than your parents.
     
    I cooked last night because my mom was at work and made chicken thighs (the marinade was orange juice and a spice mix), mashed baked sweet potatoes with butter, and roasted veggies (baby Bella mushrooms, parsnips, and carrots). She ate everything (and enjoyed it) except the parsnips (she seems to think that any of our less-common veggies, i.e. rutabaga, parsnips, turnips, etc., are gross or something...she refused to even TRY one...while hubby and I had been stealing them off the tray while waiting for her to get home...they were like candy). She loved them. We used a grand total of one baking tray, two bowls, and one pan. Not like it was that hard!
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    MrsStick got a reaction from Physibeth in The crazy things people say   
    @Sklane - that's why I was glad that I did end up being diagnosed with Celiac's...now people don't think I'm just strange for not eating gluten!
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    MrsStick got a reaction from Derek` in The crazy things people say   
     
    I have now had a second person tell me that eggs are dairy. THEY'RE NOT MADE OUT OF MILK! Her friend is having random stomach pains and she was asking me about my gluten issues/telling me about the friend's doctor appointment. The doctor told the friend to cut out dairy to see if it helps and apparently the friend told the doctor that the only dairy she ate was eggs...doctor and my friend didn't realize that eggs=/= dairy. The sad thing is that my friend who told me all of this is a paleo eater...
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    MrsStick reacted to Beli in The crazy things people say   
    KIndergarten teacher:
     
    "Thursday is healthy snack day. So we want your child to bring a vegetable. Like: a carrot, a tomato, a potato, or an egg."
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    MrsStick got a reaction from Physibeth in The crazy things people say   
    Tuesday night, at a friend's house with several other friends for dinner.
     
    V: Speaking of carbs, I made this terrific low carb dessert! It was gluten-free brownies on the bottom, with whipped cream and raspberries and chocolate sauce.
     
    Me: I don't think it was low carb.
     
    V: Oh, but it was! The brownies were gluten free!
     
    Me: Gluten =/= carbs. 
     
    V: Oh. But it was at least healthy because it was gluten free!
     
    Me: *mental facepalm* *polite smile* *talk to someone else*
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    MrsStick got a reaction from Physibeth in The crazy things people say   
    Tuesday night, at a friend's house with several other friends for dinner.
     
    V: Speaking of carbs, I made this terrific low carb dessert! It was gluten-free brownies on the bottom, with whipped cream and raspberries and chocolate sauce.
     
    Me: I don't think it was low carb.
     
    V: Oh, but it was! The brownies were gluten free!
     
    Me: Gluten =/= carbs. 
     
    V: Oh. But it was at least healthy because it was gluten free!
     
    Me: *mental facepalm* *polite smile* *talk to someone else*
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    MrsStick got a reaction from Physibeth in The crazy things people say   
    Tuesday night, at a friend's house with several other friends for dinner.
     
    V: Speaking of carbs, I made this terrific low carb dessert! It was gluten-free brownies on the bottom, with whipped cream and raspberries and chocolate sauce.
     
    Me: I don't think it was low carb.
     
    V: Oh, but it was! The brownies were gluten free!
     
    Me: Gluten =/= carbs. 
     
    V: Oh. But it was at least healthy because it was gluten free!
     
    Me: *mental facepalm* *polite smile* *talk to someone else*
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    MrsStick got a reaction from Physibeth in The crazy things people say   
    Tuesday night, at a friend's house with several other friends for dinner.
     
    V: Speaking of carbs, I made this terrific low carb dessert! It was gluten-free brownies on the bottom, with whipped cream and raspberries and chocolate sauce.
     
    Me: I don't think it was low carb.
     
    V: Oh, but it was! The brownies were gluten free!
     
    Me: Gluten =/= carbs. 
     
    V: Oh. But it was at least healthy because it was gluten free!
     
    Me: *mental facepalm* *polite smile* *talk to someone else*
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    MrsStick got a reaction from Physibeth in The crazy things people say   
    Tuesday night, at a friend's house with several other friends for dinner.
     
    V: Speaking of carbs, I made this terrific low carb dessert! It was gluten-free brownies on the bottom, with whipped cream and raspberries and chocolate sauce.
     
    Me: I don't think it was low carb.
     
    V: Oh, but it was! The brownies were gluten free!
     
    Me: Gluten =/= carbs. 
     
    V: Oh. But it was at least healthy because it was gluten free!
     
    Me: *mental facepalm* *polite smile* *talk to someone else*
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    MrsStick got a reaction from Physibeth in The crazy things people say   
    Tuesday night, at a friend's house with several other friends for dinner.
     
    V: Speaking of carbs, I made this terrific low carb dessert! It was gluten-free brownies on the bottom, with whipped cream and raspberries and chocolate sauce.
     
    Me: I don't think it was low carb.
     
    V: Oh, but it was! The brownies were gluten free!
     
    Me: Gluten =/= carbs. 
     
    V: Oh. But it was at least healthy because it was gluten free!
     
    Me: *mental facepalm* *polite smile* *talk to someone else*
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    MrsStick got a reaction from Roz Griffiths in The crazy things people say   
    Me on Skype to my mom: I tried cooking rutabaga this week. I roasted it with sweet potatoes, carrots, and mushrooms. It was pretty good...
    Her: It's okay, I forgive you.
    Me: 
     
    The only thing I can come up with is that, at least during the World Wars, people ate rutabagas as a food of last resort. She wasn't alive then, but maybe it's a prejudice she was handed down from her parents? Germans don't eat rutabagas for that one reason. She isn't German, but she did grow up underprivileged in the 50s (the house she grew up in didn't have indoor plumbing, even when she left for college...in the 1970s).
     
    Who knows.
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    MrsStick reacted to ErinK in The crazy things people say   
    Coworker in the pantry today as I'm mixing up my massive turkey salad with carrots, jicama, cabbage, pepper, and cashews: One of these days I'm going to find you in here with a giant bowl of ice cream
     
    Yeah no you're not actually..
     
    Same coworker at a bridal shower as she stuffs her face with canoli filled cake: ohh you're having pineapple that must be a real treat for you!
     
    The irony is that later they were discussing another coworker who is donating a kidney. She asked said coworker if she'd lose weight then laughed and said if so, sign her up. 
     
    Soooo you'd rather donate an organ than put down the canoli and eat healthy? Wow. And I'm the "crazy" one
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    MrsStick got a reaction from Roz Griffiths in The crazy things people say   
    Ophelia - that's my husband to a T! 
     
    "I don't think that you should completely eliminate any food groups. It's not healthy." -- Him, when I told him (while he was gone) that I was going to eliminate grains and dairy for a month.
     
    *insert me losing weight and looking fantastic*
     
    *insert me still keeping mostly grain-free, except when they're gluten free and on occasion, but successfully reintroducing everything else and maintaining a decent weight level despite eating more candy with him*
     
    "I've gotten fat!...I'm going to have to restrict my calories. Oh, and I forgot to eat lunch today so I had a snack of Quaker Oatmeal Squares." -- Him
     
    Me: *bangs head against wall*
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    MrsStick got a reaction from Roz Griffiths in The crazy things people say   
     
    Right. Because low-fat yogurt isn't also made with milk.........
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    MrsStick got a reaction from Roz Griffiths in The crazy things people say   
     
    Right. Because low-fat yogurt isn't also made with milk.........
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    MrsStick got a reaction from Roz Griffiths in The crazy things people say   
     
     
    The sad thing is, in Germany, that's the drink they hand out at the end of races. My hubby participated in a half-marathon while we were still there and at the finish line they had beers to give to everyone.
     
    My favorite thing lately: "She may be in the military, but she's still a homemaker at heart."
     
    ...well, yeah. I'm not about to eat food that makes me LESS healthy. There's too much at stake for that! This person still hasn't found out that I make my own mayo yet...she might explode, between all the meds she's on (menopause, continual heartburn...she takes Nexium multiple times a day!) and the shock that someone does that anymore.
     
    I can't be too mean, though, because she had me over for dinner last week and made me zucchini lasagna that was to die for. My hubby even ate it (2 servings!) and she thought it was better than her noodle-y kind. I guess it's a good thing that dairy isn't a problem...between my family and the friends I haven't seen until I just moved back to the area...I apparently wouldn't be able to eat! (What CAN you eat now that you're gluten free? Sigh...)
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    MrsStick got a reaction from meloict in The crazy things people say   
    Ari - that happened to me this week. I gave in (not on a W30) and had the gluten. The stomach ache the rest of the day was awful. Learned that lesson 3 times this last week...guess I'm a glutton for punishment or for really making sure I'm not imagining things.
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    MrsStick got a reaction from Roz Griffiths in The crazy things people say   
    Ophelia - that's my husband to a T! 
     
    "I don't think that you should completely eliminate any food groups. It's not healthy." -- Him, when I told him (while he was gone) that I was going to eliminate grains and dairy for a month.
     
    *insert me losing weight and looking fantastic*
     
    *insert me still keeping mostly grain-free, except when they're gluten free and on occasion, but successfully reintroducing everything else and maintaining a decent weight level despite eating more candy with him*
     
    "I've gotten fat!...I'm going to have to restrict my calories. Oh, and I forgot to eat lunch today so I had a snack of Quaker Oatmeal Squares." -- Him
     
    Me: *bangs head against wall*
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    MrsStick reacted to Ophelia in The crazy things people say   
    My mother-in-law about my friend and I who are doing Whole30, "I don't know why you guys do that to yourselves!"
    Two days later, "I need to get on some sort of diet or do SOMEthing! I think I'm going to go back on Atkins."
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    MrsStick got a reaction from Roz Griffiths in The crazy things people say   
    "That smells awful. What is [email protected]"
     
    10 minutes later, "that was pretty good..."
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    MrsStick got a reaction from Maycat in The crazy things people say   
    "Wait, why are you making mayo?" (hubby, tonight)
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    MrsStick got a reaction from Maycat in The crazy things people say   
    "Wait, why are you making mayo?" (hubby, tonight)