Robin D

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    Robin D reacted to Karen in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    ... When you tell your friends you eat fat in order to lose it. And then have to tell them again when they don't believe it.
    ... When you internally judge everyone around you in the grocery store with boxes and boxes of cereal, gallons of milk, 'healthy' cookies & frozen dinners, bread, soda, etc., internally noting why each one is bad for them!
    ... When you have no patience for your friend - who falls for every "health: food fad - and all their medical complaints, completely oblivious that they're totall related.
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    Robin D reacted to Austin in The crazy things people say   
    Keep hearing so many great ones! At a work party last night....
    "I need to give paleo another try. But i'm Jewish and don't you HAVE to eat bacon?"

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    Robin D reacted to SPerigny in The crazy things people say   
    -Have you lost weight, with your paleo thing?
    -Scale hasn't moved yet but (being interrupted here)
    -I knew it! (end of conversation)
    Scale not moving could not possibly be due to the fact that I'm doing crossfit twice a week and that I'm adding about 5-10 pounds per week to my weightlifting? That I used to be unable to do a single chin-up, even with rubber bands but that I now can?
    Continue eating your white bread and beans and not do exercise. We'll see who outlasts who, in the end.
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    Robin D reacted to Snicci in The crazy things people say   
    Co-worker who has borrowed my copy of ISWF, but hasn't read it: "I've given up on trying to lose weight. I would have to live off of lettuce."
    Me: "No you wouldn't, have you read ANY of that book? I eat steak & eggs and good food."
    Overweight/Sedentary Co-worker who lives off of donuts & cookies: "Yeah, but that's the Atkins diet. I did Atkins for YEARS..."
    GGGGGGGRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!! IT'S NOT ATKINS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Robin D reacted to DocIKY in The crazy things people say   
    Not quite the same but it cracked me up today. I went to lunch with a coworker/good friend. I brought mine, she was picking up hers.
    She said to me, "you know, your like a drinking buddy who's on the wagon now!" I couldn't help but laugh when I noticed she didn't order the cheeseburger and onion rings she usually gets!
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    Robin D reacted to kb0426 in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    When your dog poops orange from sharing your obsession with sweet potatoes and butternut squash .
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    Robin D reacted to Austin in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    when.....
    It requires a backpack to transport their lunch to work!!
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    Robin D reacted to megmac in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    My fav is still the one about not licking our fingers. That makes me laugh every time.
    Last week I made oatmeal cookies with my daughter for a camp party and she asked if she could lick my fingers since I wasn't going to.
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    Robin D reacted to Delaine Ross in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    Thank you for this!
    They have this conversation with the TJ's cashier (and this was yesterday)
    Me: do you have Larabars?
    Cashier: yes, many kinds. Do you want me to hold your place in line while you run over?
    Me: No. Thank you but I can't have them right now.
    Cashier: but they're just fruit and nuts
    Me: I know, but I have an unhealthy psychological relationship with them. They feel like dessert.
    Cashier: but they're just fruit and nuts
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    Robin D reacted to Jessica in The crazy things people say   
    After I finish explaining briefly what paleo/Whole30 is: "So you're doing Atkins?"
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    Robin D reacted to Emily in The crazy things people say   
    "People who aren't celiac but don't eat gluten are doing themselves a disservice" -- coworker of mine
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    Robin D reacted to ajkelly444 in Accidental slip-ups -- SO frustrating!   
    Thanks to everyone for your responses. And in particular to Tom for your explanation of why my life isn't over because I drank some tea :-)
    I've contacted a few small tea producers, and it seems that tea blends with fruit oils (eg, orange oil, as in my case) are actually made using seed oils. The companies I contacted have excellent reputations for high-quality products, so this seems to simply be the way things are done. Just an FYI for others to be aware of.
    As for my whole30, I'll continue and see how I feel at the end, deciding at that point whether to extend it a few extra days.
    I did really want this to be a perfect whole30, but I've given it an honest effort and that's the most I can do.
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    Robin D got a reaction from Emily in Accidental slip-ups -- SO frustrating!   
    I've been struggling with this same issue during my Whole30 as well. My 3rd day in I'm pretty sure I had some chicken slathered in some sauce that had sugar listed as, like, the 10th ingredient (all the other ingredients were spices). I've also had uncured bacon with sugar in it, I think, every weekend. Not all of my meat is grass fed or pastured either.
    My excuse? I'm not doing this to be perfect, although I am genuinely trying as hard as I can to stay compliant. I'm very busy--I have a 9 month old, I'm married and I'm working--and I'm doing this to get back on the right path 9 months postpartum. I've had insomnia on and off throughout my 20s and 30s, but since I became a mother it's been absolutely awful (I was sleeping 4 hours some nights even though my baby was sleeping soundly throughout the night). Insomnia was ruining my life: I was angry and impatient with my husband and child constantly, I would cry at everything, I couldn't think straight.....I was a mess.
    My point is, stressing over sugar or whatever sneaking into my food even after I try my very best to be compliant and getting upset about it defeats the purpose of me doing it. The first time I did my Whole30, I did it perfectly (really, I think I did). Now I'm not going to let the perfect be the enemy of the very very good. I'm trying as hard as I can and I've seen some great results, all of which I'll post about when I finish up in 4 days!
    Okay, that's my two cents!
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    Robin D reacted to arabella in Accidental slip-ups -- SO frustrating!   
    When I read posts like this or run across an ingredient list with odd things (I saw dairy in chorizo today) it reminds me that perhaps the X food I may have had could have been not wholly compliant but in the end it didn't break my W30. Vigilance is important but you have to draw the line when it rules your life.