Terresa

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  1. Terresa

    The crazy things people say

    "Wow. I never thought of that!" or "There's actually sugar in that?" or "What the h*** IS that?" These I hear so often now, when I get someone who insists that ingredients in whatever they've made are all compliant, to actually check labels with me. My friends and acquaintances are getting an eye-opener!
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    The crazy things people say

    _________________ It's called deflection. While you're defending your choices, you should be kept sufficiently distracted from noticing his. At least that's what's supposed to happen.
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    Spending way too much $$ on groceries!

    Wow, missmunchie, that's a REALLY huge price difference!
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    The crazy things people say

    Just had the "that so-called Paleo thing is nonsense" conversation with a friend. She is a natural food/anti GMO proponent, but cannot and will not accept that grains were not in the hunter/gatherer diet. Well, they were certainly not a staple, which she agrees to, and they were certainly not in the forms we commonly see now, which she also agrees to. But giving them up is nonsense and a fad. She's an English Lit major. I have a degree in Ancient History. We both have health issues. Mine are more severe/debilitating. She is about twice my size (taller, bigger boned, more excess weight) and an authority (self-styled) on all things healthy. I am misguided. Do I feel superior? No, just a little frustrated. Have I told her she's wrong. No, just that her way doesn't work for me. I am still "misguided". Ok. I shall be blissfully misguided then.
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    The crazy things people say

    I had a well-meaning, if misguided acquaintance give me some "sage" advice on dieting, when she heard me telling someone which foods I'm avoiding.. "It's all about calories in, versus calories out," she said. "If you want to lose weight, you have to make sure you burn more than you take in. That's it. That's the secret. Doesn't matter what you eat." She looked at me like I had two heads when I replied that weight-loss wasn't my goal. "Then why deny yourself?" she asked, obviously taken aback. I explained that I'm trying to heal my stomach, which is my focus for this W30. She looked puzzled. Then shrugged, obviously concluding that this answer was a ruse to cover my true motives, and replied, "Just remember, calories in versus calories out."
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    Spending way too much $$ on groceries!

    Fresh fruit and veggies that are locally grown and in season can be a little cheaper than the out-of-season imports here. Local free range eggs cost more (instead of $2.50, they are $3-4 a dozen, but boy are they worth it! Local, grain-fed meats are not cheap, but again worth it for the awesome flavour alone. Being on the coast, we do pretty well with catch-of-the-day prices. Overall, I figure I'm at least breaking even for what I'm saving on ice cream.
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    The crazy things people say

    I got that this weekend camping too!
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    The crazy things people say

    A friend's father:"So, eat white bread. There's no wheat in that!"