Stephanie Starkey

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    Stephanie Starkey got a reaction from JustAMom in Bulletproof coffee??   
    I have found that a magic bullet works better and is much less of a hassle to keep clean than a regular countertop blender.
    My hubby is on his way to the market. I called him and told him to grab some cocoa powder!
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    Stephanie Starkey got a reaction from JustAMom in Bulletproof coffee??   
    I have found that a magic bullet works better and is much less of a hassle to keep clean than a regular countertop blender.
    My hubby is on his way to the market. I called him and told him to grab some cocoa powder!
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    Stephanie Starkey got a reaction from Derval in 4-6 eggs a day. Ok?   
    I started out with three eggs but recently added a fourth (I'm 5'8", 130-135, very active). For the last couple of weeks I've been throwing them in the magic bullet with green onions and leafy greens before scrambling. They cook up nice and fluffy, shockingly green but I think it's kind of cool. It's been a great way to pack veggies into my breakfast.
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    Stephanie Starkey got a reaction from Derval in 4-6 eggs a day. Ok?   
    I started out with three eggs but recently added a fourth (I'm 5'8", 130-135, very active). For the last couple of weeks I've been throwing them in the magic bullet with green onions and leafy greens before scrambling. They cook up nice and fluffy, shockingly green but I think it's kind of cool. It's been a great way to pack veggies into my breakfast.
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    Stephanie Starkey reacted to missmunchie in I don't know how to give up sugar.   
    Ari., no kidding. You'd think eating to live would be so easy. My DH has virtually no food issues, so it's hard to explain the emotional side of it with him.
     
    At the end of my w30, I had an off-site workshop for work. We were at one of those fancy corporate complexes with huge break rooms full of free drinks and food - especially ginormous bins of candy. I was surrounded by people scarfing raisinettes and M&M's for two days straight. I was angry. Not angry that I couldn't have the candy (because in all seriousness, nothing was stopping me but my desire to complete the program), but angry that I wanted the candy. I had been working so hard, and here I am on Day 25, and I can't even pay attention to the instructor because my brain was spazzing out because of the tub of gummy bears sitting next to me. I started to see sugar like a bad boyfriend. You know, one of those guys who puts you down and makes you feel lousy, but then later is all sweet and apologetic so you get back with him. I want to break up with Sugar for good. But dammit, he's sexy.
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    Stephanie Starkey reacted to JoyMc in menstrual cup question   
    I had not noticed cramping with my Diva cup, but getting positioning was a bit tricky at first.
    However, after having mine since about 2004, there is no telling how much moolah I've saved.
    I did buy probably 3-4 boxes of tampons during those years (and still have a partial box-LOL). Mostly, I bought those for travelling on the road when "iffy" restrooms were a possibility.
    Sadly, I'm winding down in the menstruaiton department with maybe 3 periods this year and wondering what to do with my Diva cup which has served me so well. Maybe get it silver plated? (snicker)
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    Stephanie Starkey got a reaction from Terresa in I'm a chronic victim of paralysis by analysis   
    This is the key. We are all constantly bombarded with information and it is hard to resist the temptation to check for ways we can make our program "just a bit better." It is also hard not to be fixated on results but that is just what we have to do. The way not to constantly wonder how to reconcile the conflicting information is to simply shut it out. Adjust the focus to, "I want to see if I can complete this thing as prescribed for a full 30 days." Make the challenge itself the objective and your results will be what they will, good or bad. Tweak the program, and you'll never know. You can do this.
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    Stephanie Starkey reacted to AmyS in I'm a chronic victim of paralysis by analysis   
    I think the hardest thing (and maybe especially for women) in our society is how we assign a moral value to what foods we eat. And underneath this moral value of "this is better, this is worse" is the belief that having our bodies look a particular way is more virtuous than having our bodies look another way.
    What I've seen here on the forums, over and over and over again, is the fear that folks (again, especially women) have, of just plain old EATING. Though there are differing nutritional viewpoints out there, one of the big big things about Whole30 is that we EAT. We EAT at least three FULL meals per day. We do not go hungry. We eat things that the nutrition and diet industries tell us will give us bodies that our society believes are actually morally bad. We ignore things that the nutrition and diet industries tell us will give us bodies that our society believes are morally good. And, by god, we totally freaking EAT. When I'm full-on Whole30ing, I sit back in amazement at the mountains of food I consume in a day. And I'm teeeeeeeny. Not quite as teeny as my actual avatar pic, but not a whole lot bigger. And one of the things women especially are just Not Supposed To Do is EAT. Nor are we supposed to want to eat, enjoy eating, love food, or desperately need nutrition.
    Don't discount the very real possibility that you, like me, and like many of us who embark on a Whole30, may be actually nutritionally very close to starving. This does not mean we are truly starving, and I don't mean to put us into that life-threatening camp even by comparison. THAT would certainly be immoral. But I do mean to say that we really really reeeeeally need to eat. We need to eat good food. Lots of it. And Whole30 gives us a way to do that.
    So my suggestion, if you can handle it without analyzing it too much : eat. Go.

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    Stephanie Starkey got a reaction from JustAMom in Bulletproof coffee??   
    I have found that a magic bullet works better and is much less of a hassle to keep clean than a regular countertop blender.
    My hubby is on his way to the market. I called him and told him to grab some cocoa powder!