MrsStick

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    MrsStick got a reaction from SpinSpin in The crazy things people say   
    "Wait, why are you making mayo?" (hubby, tonight)
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    MrsStick got a reaction from Terresa in The crazy things people say   
    Ugh. That sounds like a really frustrating conversation!
    I like the looks I get when I say that fat doesn't make you fat. The military's response to people who are overweight is "you must eat brown rice and steamed veggies and baked boneless/skinless/flavorless chicken breast and work out three times a day to lose weight!"
    I just laugh. And eat my mayo dip. A little too much of it. And enjoy not being fat (I lose weight eating mayo!) and the fact that I'm at the same weight as I was in Afghanistan last summer. When I sweated like it was my job. And lost 10% of my body weight.
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    MrsStick got a reaction from SpinSpin in The crazy things people say   
    "Wait, why are you making mayo?" (hubby, tonight)
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    MrsStick got a reaction from Terresa in The crazy things people say   
    Ugh. That sounds like a really frustrating conversation!
    I like the looks I get when I say that fat doesn't make you fat. The military's response to people who are overweight is "you must eat brown rice and steamed veggies and baked boneless/skinless/flavorless chicken breast and work out three times a day to lose weight!"
    I just laugh. And eat my mayo dip. A little too much of it. And enjoy not being fat (I lose weight eating mayo!) and the fact that I'm at the same weight as I was in Afghanistan last summer. When I sweated like it was my job. And lost 10% of my body weight.
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    MrsStick got a reaction from Terresa in The crazy things people say   
    Ugh. That sounds like a really frustrating conversation!
    I like the looks I get when I say that fat doesn't make you fat. The military's response to people who are overweight is "you must eat brown rice and steamed veggies and baked boneless/skinless/flavorless chicken breast and work out three times a day to lose weight!"
    I just laugh. And eat my mayo dip. A little too much of it. And enjoy not being fat (I lose weight eating mayo!) and the fact that I'm at the same weight as I was in Afghanistan last summer. When I sweated like it was my job. And lost 10% of my body weight.
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    MrsStick got a reaction from SpinSpin in The crazy things people say   
    "Wait, why are you making mayo?" (hubby, tonight)
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    MrsStick got a reaction from AmyS in The crazy things people say   
    Love it!
    In response to my huge salads for lunch the last two days:
    "That's a ton of salad. No way you can eat all that."
    Me: eats 1.5qt bowl of salad; the next day I had 1.75!
    "Wait...you ate that...and chuck roast...and fruit salad?"
    Me: "For the first time all week, I wasn't hungry by the time mid-afternoon rolled around!"
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    MrsStick reacted to tabby in The crazy things people say   
    Despite my endless explanations that I'm not dieting just eating whole foods because they make me feel better my coworkers cant cope with my packed lunches. Best yet was after looking at my kumera and chicken salad with tons of green veges and homemade mayo
    "are you going to eat all that?"
    Me: "yes a good lunch gets me through the afternoon"
    "well youll never lose weight eating that much food"
    Me: "Im not that worried about my weight just want to eat good food"
    "oh have a cheese toastie then"
    Me: "no thanks I dont eat that sort of thing"
    "but its low fat"
    just nod and smile cause what can you do
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    MrsStick got a reaction from Ari. 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 moggle in Spending way too much $$ on groceries!   
    Between my leftovers and food I already have, this week's groceries were $39, not including breakfasts (we eat at work, where I don't get any choice about the oil my eggs are cooked in, but I do get a scramble with tomatoes, onions, peppers, mushrooms, and, when I'm not W30ing, ham and cheese). I like leftovers and freezer meals! I am moving in 3 months...time to start working on those freezer meals and pantry stuff!
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    MrsStick got a reaction from Roz Griffiths 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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    MrsStick got a reaction from golden in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    You panic when you realize that most of your food containers (Pyrex, etc.) are in your cupboards, not holding food in your fridge! What if I starve to death??!?
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    MrsStick got a reaction from Roz Griffiths in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    People ask them why they ate leftovers again for their meals when they said they'd spent all day cooking.
    People don't understand their obsession with finding new veggies at the market as they come into season (I'm totally waiting for Spargel, the white asparagus really popular in Germany! It'll be here in a month!).
    Finding an unfamiliar spice/fruit/veggie/cut of meat prompts a quick phone search to find a recipe to use with it...in the aisle...at the grocery store.
    They just bought a pack of cumin at the store. Again. Because they just went through their last 25g pack in one week.
    Their response to every dietary dilemma is "put avocado on it! or mayo! or olive oil!" (I'm totally going to use my mayo for dipping sweet potato cumin fries this week! Now to make more...)
    One recipe of mayo from Well Fed lasts a week and a half (not even).
    They're running out of jars to put their homemade delicious condiments into (guilty! jar of mayo, two jars of BBQ sauce...need more jars! Time to steal from the glass recycling bin!). Think my husband would be okay if I just emptied out my non-homemade non-Paleo/W30 condiments in glass jars to use for storage? Ha!
    Edited to add: they prefer scrambled eggs to fried eggs because "scrambled eggs seem to take up more of the cooking fat. Fried eggs just float in it."
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    MrsStick got a reaction from you_surname 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 Xandra 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 Xandra 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!
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    MrsStick got a reaction from you_surname 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 Xandra 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.
  19. Like
    MrsStick got a reaction from golden in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    You panic when you realize that most of your food containers (Pyrex, etc.) are in your cupboards, not holding food in your fridge! What if I starve to death??!?
  20. Like
    MrsStick got a reaction from Xandra 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.
  21. Like
    MrsStick got a reaction from Xandra 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.
  22. Like
    MrsStick got a reaction from you_surname 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...
  23. Like
    MrsStick got a reaction from Xandra 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!
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    MrsStick got a reaction from Roz Griffiths 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.
  25. Like
    MrsStick got a reaction from Roz Griffiths 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.