Laura B

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    Laura B got a reaction from Sockies1 in Thoughts on bananas   
    I love bananas and save them for more random instances, like when I need a snack and it's pretty much my only option at a gas station!
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    Laura B got a reaction from Selcazare in Pinterest is making my meal planning much simpler!   
    Oh, and I must ask--am I the only one who "unfollows" any boards that post a bunch of dessert and pasta??
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    Laura B got a reaction from Talie1706 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 Marceeruns 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 mandih in Any success at Ruby Tuesdays?   
    They actually have a fairly extensive allergen menu. Most chain restaurants are starting to list allergen information on their websites. RT does list gluten, dairy & soy, so you will likely need to comb through and find one that is on all three!
    http://rubytuesday.com/assets/menu/pdf/informational/allergen.pdf
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    Laura B got a reaction from wvictoria in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    Best thread EVER
    ...you hesitantly kiss your significant other who just ate a sandwich/drank a beer/ate baked beans
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    Laura B got a reaction from wvictoria in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    Best thread EVER
    ...you hesitantly kiss your significant other who just ate a sandwich/drank a beer/ate baked beans
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    Laura B got a reaction from wvictoria in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    Best thread EVER
    ...you hesitantly kiss your significant other who just ate a sandwich/drank a beer/ate baked beans
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    Laura B got a reaction from Lindsey1982 in LaCroix Sparkling Water   
    I wasn't a huge fan of the coconut, I like the orange by La Croix the best. Polar Seltzer is my favorite, if you can find black cherry I highly recommend it!
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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 Marceeruns 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 tomservo in What about Salad Dressing?   
    We use wholly guacamole 100 cal packs for dressing. Boyfriend even said this morning "I don't know how the W30 would be possible without guacamole."
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    Laura B got a reaction from Talie1706 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 ZumbaMeg in terrified... tight trousers this morning   
    Congratulations for losing 200 lbs!! That is awesome, and certainly took a lot of effort and determination on your part. Seriously, I think that is so cool.
    I'm sorry to hear you are struggling with your whole 30, but I can share with you that I have cut back on my exercising and seriously increased (and majorly prioritized) my sleep. Before my W30 I was obsessing over calories, carbs, weights & measures (of food and myself) and constantly working out. I feel like a new person letting go of the gym so much and just eating good food. I hope you will find a good balance that works for you. I think the W30 is important as a "reset" in as many facets of your life as you can make it.
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    Laura B got a reaction from wvictoria in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    Best thread EVER
    ...you hesitantly kiss your significant other who just ate a sandwich/drank a beer/ate baked beans
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    Laura B got a reaction from wvictoria in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    Best thread EVER
    ...you hesitantly kiss your significant other who just ate a sandwich/drank a beer/ate baked beans
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    Laura B got a reaction from Alix B. in Dextrose in SALT?!   
    Was it made in the USA?
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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 Talie1706 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   
    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 Talie1706 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 Marceeruns 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 Marceeruns 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 Marceeruns in The crazy things people say   
    "You're so healthy" like I'm growing a hand out of my head...