kaiser179

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    kaiser179 reacted to jeepifer in The crazy things people say   
    Actually, warm/flat coke or sprite/7 up is a very common thing to give after vomiting. I don't know the science behind it, but oddly enough it does seem to settle the stomach.
    I'm from the west coast, and my mom always used 7up; my Midwest in-laws swear by coke.
    I give my kids coconut water, to replace electrolytes. Kind of a more natural pedialyte.
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    kaiser179 reacted to Maycat in Spending way too much $$ on groceries!   
    I rarely can afford grass fed and organic. I have a family of 5 I feed on $100-200 a week. I live in California too. I get some veggies at the farmers market and stick to what is in season as that will always be cheaper. I go online every week to see what is on sale for meats, and usually only buy meats that are on sale for less than $3/lb. I have found that Raleys in our area has best quality meats so I wait for them to go on sale and buy a bunch and throw it in the freezer. Even though I can't afford grass-fed right now I am still eating healthier than before with all that pasta and rice and beans.
    On the Whole30 you can't eat most sausages, chocolate, processed foods and wine so it lowers the cost of your weekly shopping. I find myself doing a weekly cookup (Well Fed - best investment so far). I avoid ice tea at coffee houses, since sometimes bagged tea contains soy. I splurged for organic tea and made my own iced tea every day.
    Because I can't afford to go out to eat on our budget right now, and fast food is out, I find myself rarely letting veggies and meats go to waste, so am saving more money than before. Planning your meals for the week will definitely help your budget and time. Good luck!
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    kaiser179 got a reaction from Physibeth in The crazy things people say   
    My DH has been somewhat interested in my W30 although he is not participating.
    Me: It has been tough getting used to not drinking soda, but it is worth it
    DH: Yeah ... I'm thinking of not drinking so much soda
    Me: That would be great!
    DH: Maybe I'll start drinking more milk
    Me: Okay ...
    DH: But could you buy the chocolate or strawberry syrup so it tastes better?

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    kaiser179 got a reaction from Physibeth in The crazy things people say   
    My DH has been somewhat interested in my W30 although he is not participating.
    Me: It has been tough getting used to not drinking soda, but it is worth it
    DH: Yeah ... I'm thinking of not drinking so much soda
    Me: That would be great!
    DH: Maybe I'll start drinking more milk
    Me: Okay ...
    DH: But could you buy the chocolate or strawberry syrup so it tastes better?

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    kaiser179 got a reaction from Physibeth in The crazy things people say   
    My DH has been somewhat interested in my W30 although he is not participating.
    Me: It has been tough getting used to not drinking soda, but it is worth it
    DH: Yeah ... I'm thinking of not drinking so much soda
    Me: That would be great!
    DH: Maybe I'll start drinking more milk
    Me: Okay ...
    DH: But could you buy the chocolate or strawberry syrup so it tastes better?

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    kaiser179 reacted to Kirsteen in The crazy things people say   
    Every so often I do the YouGov surveys. You state how well you agree or disgaree with a statement. One of todays was " I like to treat myself with foods that are not good for me". Excuse me????? If a food is not good for me, how on earth is that a treat?
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    kaiser179 reacted to missmary in The crazy things people say   
    Yup, they do. It just seemed kind of silly subbing spaghetti squash if I was going to serve them dinner rolls too...and I know from experience that most kids will eat a dinner roll or a piece of bread first and then not be hungry anymore for the veg. and meat, so, I ended up with whole grain pasta and everybody did a great job eating some of that with lots of meatballs and sauce and clementines and green beans. I'm happy with that....for now
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    kaiser179 reacted to wheresanita in Don't over think this.   
    Thank you for this! I worked a rogue night shift this week (between day 2 and day 3 of my W30) and was having some guilt twinges regarding my every 2 hour egg/meat/coconut milk/veggie 'muffin' - but it allowed me to get through the night without having graham crackers and peanut butter (an ICU staff nutritional staple!). It's not what I do on a normal day, but I survived my shift with my W30 intact so it was a victory. I think we are very hard on ourselves sometimes. I was actually feeling GUILTY about the 'egg muffings' because I felt I was 'snacking'. Then I remembered that we hear a lot about context here. And in that moment (or those 12 hours) I was doing what I had to do to maintain my W30. And I felt better. Yay me!!