Laura B

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    Laura B got a reaction from Suzy in The crazy things people say   
    My uncle said to my grandma "I don't know why Laura's on a diet--she doesn't need to lost any weight!"
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    Laura B got a reaction from MonicaRenee144 in The crazy things people say   
    "You're so healthy" like I'm growing a hand out of my head...
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    Laura B got a reaction from Kristy3322 in Bloated, looking awful, feeling low   
    Clemency, I would like to touch on the CrossFit connection.
    Before my first Whole 30 in July of this year, I was working out like your average chick. I would go to the gym very regularly to lift weights and do cardio. Sometimes I would go twice in a day to get fasted cardio in the AM and do weights at night. I was meeting with a personal trainer once a week for 30 minutes. I did all of this to change my appearance. I was trying hard to lose something like 7 pounds. THat is a lot of effort for 7 pounds of vanity.
    I was also doing some weird things with my diet to get rid of the 7 pounds including: weighing, measuring and calorie counting every bite of food in my body, drinking like a gallon of water a day (seriously unnecessary), even doing "carb cycling" and generally obsessing about my body image. I really thought I was healthy because I was active and ate "right".
    Then came my Whole 30 where I began to see the harm in what I was doing day in and day out. It was almost an out of body experience, I was up in the sky looking down at myself and had an "Aha!" moment. Everything I was doing was in vain. I took a break from the gym and slowly started leaning towards CrossFit. The reason is that CF is about fitness not vanity. There are no mirrors. The gym is dirty. It's in a warehouse. Nobody gives a shit what you look like or how much you lift, just as long as you put in the effort. I saw in a CF video not long ago where someone walked into a CF gym and said "Where are all the machines?"..."We are the machines."
    I went from trying to have the cutest workout clothes to wearing T-shirts again. I don't want to worry about what I look like when I am trying to move a bunch of weight in a short period of time.
    Basically...the ideas behind the Whole30 and CrossFit kind of go together, but not purposefully so. They are both geared towards optimal health in an inordinate way.
    I thought I would also mention that I stopped counting, measuring and worrying about how much I was eating and focused on what I was eating. The pounds and bloat melted off my body while I took a break from working out, slept more and ate real foods. I actually didn't start CrossFIt until after my Whole 30 was over because, like you, I wanted to focus on one thing at a time. There is nothing more special then being the very last person to finish a workout and have 8 other people cheer you on. No one would ever do that in a regular gym.
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    Laura B got a reaction from MonicaRenee144 in The crazy things people say   
    "You're so healthy" like I'm growing a hand out of my head...
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    Laura B got a reaction from jayelle in The crazy things people say   
    I posted an image on my facebook and a friend commented:
    R: I refuse to believe that if I brought a caveman a pizza he wouldnt eat it. you know he would eat it. therefore pizza=paleo
    Laura: considering the possibility of that happening, pizza is not paleo and will never make you more healthy.
    R: well until you start hunting mammoth youre failing at paleo
    Laura: I don't consider myself paleo, I just eat real food. That makes me a winner.
    R hahaha winning


    The funny thing is I made no comment about it, and don't really consider myself necessarily "paleo" although it is the most generic term for how I eat. I am not one of those who considers herself a "cavegirl", although living the CF + "paleo" life certainly feels that way sometimes.
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    Laura B got a reaction from Talie1706 in The crazy things people say   
    I would have LOLed in their faces. The volume of food my BF & I eat is crazy! Sometimes I think I'm making too much but then I remind myself that they are vegetables!
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    Laura B got a reaction from Talie1706 in The crazy things people say   
    I would have LOLed in their faces. The volume of food my BF & I eat is crazy! Sometimes I think I'm making too much but then I remind myself that they are vegetables!
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    Laura B got a reaction from jayelle in The crazy things people say   
    I posted an image on my facebook and a friend commented:
    R: I refuse to believe that if I brought a caveman a pizza he wouldnt eat it. you know he would eat it. therefore pizza=paleo
    Laura: considering the possibility of that happening, pizza is not paleo and will never make you more healthy.
    R: well until you start hunting mammoth youre failing at paleo
    Laura: I don't consider myself paleo, I just eat real food. That makes me a winner.
    R hahaha winning


    The funny thing is I made no comment about it, and don't really consider myself necessarily "paleo" although it is the most generic term for how I eat. I am not one of those who considers herself a "cavegirl", although living the CF + "paleo" life certainly feels that way sometimes.
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    Laura B got a reaction from Suzy in The crazy things people say   
    My uncle said to my grandma "I don't know why Laura's on a diet--she doesn't need to lost any weight!"
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    Laura B got a reaction from Suzy in The crazy things people say   
    lol my boyfriend asked me if I could have brownies like 3 weeks into my W30. I was like "um....no"
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    Laura B got a reaction from MonicaRenee144 in The crazy things people say   
    "You're so healthy" like I'm growing a hand out of my head...
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    Laura B got a reaction from MonicaRenee144 in The crazy things people say   
    "You're so healthy" like I'm growing a hand out of my head...
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    Laura B got a reaction from MonicaRenee144 in The crazy things people say   
    "You're so healthy" like I'm growing a hand out of my head...
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    Laura B got a reaction from jayelle in The crazy things people say   
    I posted an image on my facebook and a friend commented:
    R: I refuse to believe that if I brought a caveman a pizza he wouldnt eat it. you know he would eat it. therefore pizza=paleo
    Laura: considering the possibility of that happening, pizza is not paleo and will never make you more healthy.
    R: well until you start hunting mammoth youre failing at paleo
    Laura: I don't consider myself paleo, I just eat real food. That makes me a winner.
    R hahaha winning


    The funny thing is I made no comment about it, and don't really consider myself necessarily "paleo" although it is the most generic term for how I eat. I am not one of those who considers herself a "cavegirl", although living the CF + "paleo" life certainly feels that way sometimes.
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    Laura B got a reaction from Suzy in The crazy things people say   
    My uncle said to my grandma "I don't know why Laura's on a diet--she doesn't need to lost any weight!"
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    Laura B got a reaction from MonicaRenee144 in The crazy things people say   
    "You're so healthy" like I'm growing a hand out of my head...
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    Laura B got a reaction from jayelle in The crazy things people say   
    I posted an image on my facebook and a friend commented:
    R: I refuse to believe that if I brought a caveman a pizza he wouldnt eat it. you know he would eat it. therefore pizza=paleo
    Laura: considering the possibility of that happening, pizza is not paleo and will never make you more healthy.
    R: well until you start hunting mammoth youre failing at paleo
    Laura: I don't consider myself paleo, I just eat real food. That makes me a winner.
    R hahaha winning


    The funny thing is I made no comment about it, and don't really consider myself necessarily "paleo" although it is the most generic term for how I eat. I am not one of those who considers herself a "cavegirl", although living the CF + "paleo" life certainly feels that way sometimes.
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    Laura B got a reaction from Suzy in The crazy things people say   
    My uncle said to my grandma "I don't know why Laura's on a diet--she doesn't need to lost any weight!"
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    Laura B got a reaction from jayelle in The crazy things people say   
    I posted an image on my facebook and a friend commented:
    R: I refuse to believe that if I brought a caveman a pizza he wouldnt eat it. you know he would eat it. therefore pizza=paleo
    Laura: considering the possibility of that happening, pizza is not paleo and will never make you more healthy.
    R: well until you start hunting mammoth youre failing at paleo
    Laura: I don't consider myself paleo, I just eat real food. That makes me a winner.
    R hahaha winning


    The funny thing is I made no comment about it, and don't really consider myself necessarily "paleo" although it is the most generic term for how I eat. I am not one of those who considers herself a "cavegirl", although living the CF + "paleo" life certainly feels that way sometimes.
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    Laura B got a reaction from MonicaRenee144 in The crazy things people say   
    "You're so healthy" like I'm growing a hand out of my head...
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    Laura B got a reaction from Suzy in The crazy things people say   
    My uncle said to my grandma "I don't know why Laura's on a diet--she doesn't need to lost any weight!"
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    Laura B got a reaction from Suzy in The crazy things people say   
    lol my boyfriend asked me if I could have brownies like 3 weeks into my W30. I was like "um....no"
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    Laura B got a reaction from Suzy in The crazy things people say   
    I bought the sweet lemon flavor to help the BF get some sleep and it has stevia. I didn't even look at the label!! I still use it nightly...he doesn't use it so much (I think it freaks him out that magnesium is a firestarter LOL). I was so disappointed with myself and of course I didn't see it until after I opened it. I am post W30 so no biggie, and it was expensive so I kept it!
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    Laura B got a reaction from MonicaRenee144 in The crazy things people say   
    "You're so healthy" like I'm growing a hand out of my head...
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    Laura B got a reaction from MonicaRenee144 in The crazy things people say   
    "You're so healthy" like I'm growing a hand out of my head...