Terresa

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    Terresa got a reaction from Carlaccini in 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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    Terresa got a reaction from Maycat in The crazy things people say   
    A friend's father:"So, eat white bread. There's no wheat in that!"
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    Terresa got a reaction from Roz Griffiths in The crazy things people say   
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    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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    Terresa reacted to kaybee in The crazy things people say   
    The "no carb" thing really drives me bonkers. It's like people just can't get their head around it, they need it to fit into a little box they already think they understand.
    The W30 FB page can drive me nuts, too. Particularly when people say something like "I woke up today with a 104 degree fever, chills, and hacking cough. I think this 'diet' is making me sick and I should quit". Yes, it must be that. Eating healthy is making you deathly Ill, not the severe flu that's going around. *rolls eyes*
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    Terresa reacted to melbournegirl in The crazy things people say   
    Or be calcium deficient if you don't have dairy.
    When health professionals ask me if I do anything to compensate for not getting dairy from calcium (they want to hear I am taking supplements!) I say yes I eat meat, leafy veges, eggs, nuts and seeds which are all natural sources of calcium.... and just when they are about to suggest I need to take a supplement I shut them up by saying I get my calcium levels tested regularly and they are fine!
     
    So the thing is, they test calcium levels via a blood test..... measuring how much calcium you have in your blood... so how can people not understand that if you eat animals you will get calcium from the blood in the meat!
     
    And where do they think animals get their calcium from??? meat and veg!
     
    Then you get the stupid people who say but yeah maybe all animals are calcium deficient and we just don't know it because we haven't tested for it.....  Really????
     
    Me.... if that is the norm for animals then it cant be a deficiency it must be the standard......
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    Terresa reacted to Bet in The crazy things people say   
    I am just amazed by the amount of people that think you will die if you don't eat bread at least once a day.
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    Terresa reacted to Peaslepuff in The crazy things people say   
    Okay, I don't want to flood the threat, but this literally just happened:
     
    Coworker: I went to CVS last night to get some biotin and B12 and I also found a non-sugar coated gummy vitamin!
     
    Me (thinking hmmmm): Oh yeah? That's cool; what brand?
     
    Coworker: CVS brand, mimicking the One A Day vitamin.
     
    I asked to see the bottle and the first two ingredients are glucose syrup & sucrose!   
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    Terresa reacted to Renee Lee in The crazy things people say   
    Haha! Welcome to the dark side, Peaslepuff!
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    Terresa reacted to Peaslepuff in The crazy things people say   
    Oh! I need to add my own thing. When I first heard about Whole30 I ranted to my cousin and one of the things I said was "But it's not healthy to cut out entire food groups! That's the whole POINT of the food pyramid!"
     
    That was the morning of the day that I was supposed to meet with my mom's friend about Whole30, and I was planning on going over there and politely telling her that it just wasn't for me. My cousin was so confused when I came home with a ton of vegetables and meat and fruit.
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    Terresa got a reaction from Roz Griffiths in 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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    Terresa reacted to carolinaBlue in The crazy things people say   
    Conversation during dinner last night:
     
    Hubby: What's this red thing?
     
    Me: Tomatoes quartered, seasoned with salt, pepper, garlic powder, tossed with coconut oil and roasted in the oven.
     
    Hubby: Hmm. It's really good but you know I don't like tomatoes.
     
    Me: I know. Give it to me & I'll have it for breakfast.
     
    Hubby: Oh, I ate it all. But this pasta is really good. Have we had this before?
     
    Me: It's not pasta. I julienned zucchini and summer squash, seasoned it up and then sauteed it
     
    Hubby: I hate zucchini.
     
    Me: Ok, just give it to me and I'll have it for breakfast tomorrow.
     
    Hubby: Oh, I ate it all.
     
    Me: (Silently giving him a confused look)
     
    Hubby: Why are you looking at me like that?
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    Terresa reacted to melbournegirl in The crazy things people say   
    Misguided but healthier Terresa
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    Terresa got a reaction from melbournegirl in 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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    Terresa got a reaction from melbournegirl in 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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    Terresa got a reaction from melbournegirl in 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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    Terresa got a reaction from melbournegirl in 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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    Terresa reacted to Bridget in The crazy things people say   
    Not really crazy, but- My husband and I were reminiscing this weekend about how we used to polish off a bottle of wine almost every Saturday night- always a fun, relaxing time. We discussed how we probably won't do that anytime soon. At the same time that he said "yeah, all those calories", I was saying "yeah, I really love being able to sleep and not having a stomach ache". I was so happy that the calorie thing never entered my mind- just the benefits of knowing how I will feel should I overindulge.
    As a former WW girl- that is PROGRESS !!!!!
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    Terresa got a reaction from Carlaccini in 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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    Terresa got a reaction from melbournegirl in 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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    Terresa got a reaction from melbournegirl in 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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    Terresa got a reaction from melbournegirl in 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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    Terresa reacted to melbournegirl in The crazy things people say   
    Away for Work today and made the comment that its not too hard to eat healthy when away when you know what to look for (I had brought in a salad I made from supermarket ingredients) and the joking response was.... It might be easy but why would you want to..... My response... My mum is on her second round of cancer, my dad died of cancer, my mum and sister have diabetes and two weeks ago I just had my 7th surgical procedure.... Stunned silence then agreement that eating healthy was probably a good thing.... LOL
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    Terresa got a reaction from Maycat in The crazy things people say   
    A friend's father:"So, eat white bread. There's no wheat in that!"
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    Terresa got a reaction from Carlaccini in 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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    Terresa reacted to MrsStick 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.