megmac

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    megmac got a reaction from praxisproject in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    I have 4 in the dishwasher as we speak! Long weekend...
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    megmac got a reaction from Nadia B in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Holy cow. Okay, I'm in. It took me 2 days to read this whole thread! I'm a booch addict and tired of paying $4/bottle. My hubby just happened to drink a 4 pack of Grolsch this weekend, so the preparations have begun. Stay tuned...
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    megmac reacted to Susan W in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Meg save your kombucha bottles too. They work great if they have a screw on lid.
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    megmac got a reaction from Nadia B in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Holy cow. Okay, I'm in. It took me 2 days to read this whole thread! I'm a booch addict and tired of paying $4/bottle. My hubby just happened to drink a 4 pack of Grolsch this weekend, so the preparations have begun. Stay tuned...
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    megmac reacted to Beets in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Grolsch bottles: my aren't they useful! In high school we used to use them for another recreational activity. I can't even remember how exactly but it was something to do with smoking grass.
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    megmac reacted to Derval in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Grolsch, yes they are lovely bottles.

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    megmac got a reaction from missnikka28 in Weight Loss?   
    I'd like to comment on one of the earlier questions about fruit and nuts. All over the forum there are posts about not relying on fruit and nuts because there are more nutritious sources for those vitamins, protein and fat. And for many of us (me too), they tend to be "food with no brakes". This round I am eating one serving of fruit per day and only eat nuts "in" things-never by themselves (and no dried fruit). I do not snack at all. Ever. It seems to be going well-better than either of the last 2.
    I understand the fear of "eating too much" - but eventually your body gets used to being fed such healthy stuff and asks for less. Just let it happen.
    The world is full of people like your stepdad missnikka28-the best defense is just to let them see for themselves how fabulous you look and feel, and eventually they'll be asking you for the website.
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    megmac got a reaction from bratdoll in Whole30 and Five Guys   
    Excellent! Now could you please start harassing Chipotle? They need to clean up their act. They could so easily be Whole30 compliant.
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    megmac got a reaction from bratdoll in Whole30 and Five Guys   
    I can't stand the carnitas. So for me, Chipotle is out until they come around on the chicken or steak. Interestingly, Chipotle was one of my first reintroductions last round. I didn't eat cheese or sour cream, so I was still Whole30 compliant except for the marinade/oil. I was sick as a dog. And I pride myself on having an absolutely iron stomach! As so many others report, I guess I became way more sensitive to bad stuff after eating so clean.
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    megmac got a reaction from bratdoll in Whole30 and Five Guys   
    Excellent! Now could you please start harassing Chipotle? They need to clean up their act. They could so easily be Whole30 compliant.
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    megmac got a reaction from bratdoll in Whole30 and Five Guys   
    Excellent! Now could you please start harassing Chipotle? They need to clean up their act. They could so easily be Whole30 compliant.
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    megmac got a reaction from bratdoll in Whole30 and Five Guys   
    Excellent! Now could you please start harassing Chipotle? They need to clean up their act. They could so easily be Whole30 compliant.
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    megmac got a reaction from bratdoll in Whole30 and Five Guys   
    Excellent! Now could you please start harassing Chipotle? They need to clean up their act. They could so easily be Whole30 compliant.
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    megmac reacted to Laura B 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.