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    luckylily got a reaction from LauraLish in The crazy things people say   
    New Years health talk in the lunch room at work...
     
    Coworker: I started doing Weight Watchers again.
    Me: Oh?
    CW: Yeah, it works, I lost 30lbs last time.
    Me: Ummm....did it really "work" if you have to do it again?
    Coworker: I lost 30lbs last time.
     
    I actually feel like the "I'm doing WW again because it worked for me before" is something I hear a lot and just doesn't make sense.
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    luckylily reacted to Ophelia in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    .... They are constantly baking sweet potatoes at random intervals to make sure they are supplied for post WOD snack at all times.
    To quote on of my favorite (late) comedians, Mitch Hedberg,
    "It takes forever to cook a baked potato in a conventional oven. Sometimes I just throw one in there, even if I don't want one. Cause by the time it's done, who knows?"
    (Its much funnier by his delivery.)
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    luckylily reacted to Elizabeth! in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    You live in perpetual fear of running out of coconut milk and ghee.
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    luckylily 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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    luckylily reacted to Alliath in The crazy things people say   
    Ready for another one? This is a conversation that I actually had at work today. I am still confused by it.
    Coworker: What are you having for dinner?
    Ali: Meatloaf.
    Coworker: How can you have meatloaf?
    Ali: ... because it is a loaf made of meat? Also veggies.
    Coworker: No, I mean... you can't have meatloaf without oats.
    Ali: I would hazard a guess that you can, since it is in fact called a meat loaf and not an oat loaf. (Oat loaf would be a great band name.)
    Coworker: Well... but you can't have ketchup.
    Ali: I can if there are no sugar and no additives.
    Coworker: Where did you possibly find ketchup without sugar?
    Ali: Oh, I made some.
    Coworker: YOU CAN'T MAKE KETCHUP.
    Ali: ... yes you can.
    Coworker: HOW?
    Ali: I found a recipe on the internet.
    Coworker: YOU CAN'T FIND A RECIPE FOR KETCHUP ON THE INTERNET.
    Ali: ... there you go again. This is a thing I have done. It occurred in the past. It has already happened.
    Her tone was seriously as though I had stated I found a recipe for the philosopher's stone on the internet. KETCHUP: ONE OF THE LOST WONDERS OF THE ANCIENT WORLD, you guys.
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    luckylily got a reaction from LauraLish in The crazy things people say   
    New Years health talk in the lunch room at work...
     
    Coworker: I started doing Weight Watchers again.
    Me: Oh?
    CW: Yeah, it works, I lost 30lbs last time.
    Me: Ummm....did it really "work" if you have to do it again?
    Coworker: I lost 30lbs last time.
     
    I actually feel like the "I'm doing WW again because it worked for me before" is something I hear a lot and just doesn't make sense.
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    luckylily got a reaction from LauraLish in The crazy things people say   
    New Years health talk in the lunch room at work...
     
    Coworker: I started doing Weight Watchers again.
    Me: Oh?
    CW: Yeah, it works, I lost 30lbs last time.
    Me: Ummm....did it really "work" if you have to do it again?
    Coworker: I lost 30lbs last time.
     
    I actually feel like the "I'm doing WW again because it worked for me before" is something I hear a lot and just doesn't make sense.
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    luckylily got a reaction from LauraLish in The crazy things people say   
    New Years health talk in the lunch room at work...
     
    Coworker: I started doing Weight Watchers again.
    Me: Oh?
    CW: Yeah, it works, I lost 30lbs last time.
    Me: Ummm....did it really "work" if you have to do it again?
    Coworker: I lost 30lbs last time.
     
    I actually feel like the "I'm doing WW again because it worked for me before" is something I hear a lot and just doesn't make sense.
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    luckylily got a reaction from LauraLish in The crazy things people say   
    New Years health talk in the lunch room at work...
     
    Coworker: I started doing Weight Watchers again.
    Me: Oh?
    CW: Yeah, it works, I lost 30lbs last time.
    Me: Ummm....did it really "work" if you have to do it again?
    Coworker: I lost 30lbs last time.
     
    I actually feel like the "I'm doing WW again because it worked for me before" is something I hear a lot and just doesn't make sense.
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    luckylily got a reaction from LauraLish in The crazy things people say   
    New Years health talk in the lunch room at work...
     
    Coworker: I started doing Weight Watchers again.
    Me: Oh?
    CW: Yeah, it works, I lost 30lbs last time.
    Me: Ummm....did it really "work" if you have to do it again?
    Coworker: I lost 30lbs last time.
     
    I actually feel like the "I'm doing WW again because it worked for me before" is something I hear a lot and just doesn't make sense.
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    luckylily got a reaction from LauraLish in The crazy things people say   
    New Years health talk in the lunch room at work...
     
    Coworker: I started doing Weight Watchers again.
    Me: Oh?
    CW: Yeah, it works, I lost 30lbs last time.
    Me: Ummm....did it really "work" if you have to do it again?
    Coworker: I lost 30lbs last time.
     
    I actually feel like the "I'm doing WW again because it worked for me before" is something I hear a lot and just doesn't make sense.
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    luckylily reacted to Derek` in The crazy things people say   
    Since the recent U.S. News, and subsequently CNN.com, article ranking paleo really low among "diets," people keep pointing this out to me.  The author of the article gave it bad marks for not being sustainable because it's too restrictive. 
     
    Better stick to something less restrictive, like Slim Fast.   
     
    I can't put enough eyeroll emoticons on this post today...
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    luckylily reacted to Farback in The crazy things people say   
    Here's another response;
    " if I eat that, the voices come back."
    They'll walk away.
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    luckylily got a reaction from melbournegirl in The crazy things people say   
     
    Ha yes! The assumption that because I am gluten free, I'm spending my money on more expensive processed foods labelled "gluten free" drives me insane. 
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    luckylily got a reaction from Physibeth in The crazy things people say   
    I am newish to posting to the board and just spent a couple hours reviewing this thread - so hysterical!!
     
    Here's my offering today:
    MIL and FIL visit for the holidays. FIL is celiac, he eats gluten free, but otherwise SAD. He always brings his own gf bread when he visits.
     
    MIL: Where's the margarine?
    Me: We don't have margarine.
    MIL with a shocked voice: Then what do you spread on bread?
    Me: We don't have bread.
    MIL: No wonder you are both so skinny! (Note: I'm actually overweight, but MIL is very obese even though she has had a gastric bypass, so she often calls me skinny.)
    Me, ignoring the skinny comment: If you want something to spread, we have spreadable butter. (It is actually ghee, but I know she won't know what that is and will freak out and think it is weird).
    MIL with her sad voice: Oh Chris, it just makes me want to cry to see that you eat butter, everyone knows cholesterol will kill you.
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    luckylily got a reaction from Physibeth in The crazy things people say   
    I am newish to posting to the board and just spent a couple hours reviewing this thread - so hysterical!!
     
    Here's my offering today:
    MIL and FIL visit for the holidays. FIL is celiac, he eats gluten free, but otherwise SAD. He always brings his own gf bread when he visits.
     
    MIL: Where's the margarine?
    Me: We don't have margarine.
    MIL with a shocked voice: Then what do you spread on bread?
    Me: We don't have bread.
    MIL: No wonder you are both so skinny! (Note: I'm actually overweight, but MIL is very obese even though she has had a gastric bypass, so she often calls me skinny.)
    Me, ignoring the skinny comment: If you want something to spread, we have spreadable butter. (It is actually ghee, but I know she won't know what that is and will freak out and think it is weird).
    MIL with her sad voice: Oh Chris, it just makes me want to cry to see that you eat butter, everyone knows cholesterol will kill you.
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    luckylily got a reaction from melbournegirl in The crazy things people say   
     
    Ha yes! The assumption that because I am gluten free, I'm spending my money on more expensive processed foods labelled "gluten free" drives me insane. 
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    luckylily got a reaction from Physibeth in The crazy things people say   
    I am newish to posting to the board and just spent a couple hours reviewing this thread - so hysterical!!
     
    Here's my offering today:
    MIL and FIL visit for the holidays. FIL is celiac, he eats gluten free, but otherwise SAD. He always brings his own gf bread when he visits.
     
    MIL: Where's the margarine?
    Me: We don't have margarine.
    MIL with a shocked voice: Then what do you spread on bread?
    Me: We don't have bread.
    MIL: No wonder you are both so skinny! (Note: I'm actually overweight, but MIL is very obese even though she has had a gastric bypass, so she often calls me skinny.)
    Me, ignoring the skinny comment: If you want something to spread, we have spreadable butter. (It is actually ghee, but I know she won't know what that is and will freak out and think it is weird).
    MIL with her sad voice: Oh Chris, it just makes me want to cry to see that you eat butter, everyone knows cholesterol will kill you.
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    luckylily 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!)