amywhole30s

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    amywhole30s got a reaction from JJB in Trying to drink coffee   
    OMG thank-you!!! I am enjoying my first cup of coffee in a LONG time!
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    amywhole30s got a reaction from Robin Strathdee in Potato = Startover?   
     
    Thank you!! It was very good, we made lobster tail and a big salad! and then we decided to go to the movies after dinner!
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    amywhole30s got a reaction from Robin Strathdee in Potato = Startover?   
     
    Thank you!! It was very good, we made lobster tail and a big salad! and then we decided to go to the movies after dinner!
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    amywhole30s got a reaction from Robin Strathdee in Potato = Startover?   
     
    Thank you!! It was very good, we made lobster tail and a big salad! and then we decided to go to the movies after dinner!
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    amywhole30s got a reaction from Emily T in tikka masala   
    OMG I made this for dinner tonight - and did cauliflower rice and instead of yogurt and cream used coconut milk. It was the best chicken tikka masala I've EVER made! My boyfriend agreed (not doing Whole30) that the cauliflower was better than the rice, as he munched on naan bread (been gluten free 1.5 years and still miss that one). 
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    amywhole30s got a reaction from Robin Strathdee in Potato = Startover?   
     
    Thank you!! It was very good, we made lobster tail and a big salad! and then we decided to go to the movies after dinner!
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    amywhole30s got a reaction from Robin Strathdee in Potato = Startover?   
     
    Thank you!! It was very good, we made lobster tail and a big salad! and then we decided to go to the movies after dinner!
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    amywhole30s got a reaction from JJB in Trying to drink coffee   
    OMG thank-you!!! I am enjoying my first cup of coffee in a LONG time!
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    amywhole30s got a reaction from Robin Strathdee in "Seasonal" Allergies   
    yes I definitely realize that. I am working on getting tested for allergies because I definitely can't live like this all the time! 
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    amywhole30s got a reaction from JJB in Trying to drink coffee   
    OMG thank-you!!! I am enjoying my first cup of coffee in a LONG time!
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    amywhole30s got a reaction from amysue7 in Potato = Startover?   
    Yikes, I can't believe how much of a debate this turned into!
     
    I actually ended up telling my boyfriend it wasn't worth going out for dinner and asked if we could make dinner at home, which we did. 
     
    I'm not going to lie though, asking a simple question seemed to get out of hand pretty quickly and this did turn me off from the program quite a bit. 
     
    This program isn't black and white. There are a lot of 'technically's' in there, and I've seen many people that have asked about eating one thing by accident and whether it meant you had to start over, sometimes it did, sometimes it didn't.  
     
    I get the making a simple mistake versus a conscious decision. Which is why I opened up the conversation to this BEFORE I ate potatoes. 
     
     
    I tend to agree with AdriannaJean though. 
     
    Also... I get that potatoes are nightshades... and as my original post stated I RARELY eat white potatoes, because we simply prefer sweet potatoes. However, arguing that because they're nightshades... is not a black and white answer either since there are other nightshades that are allowed in the Whole 30. 
     
    After doing some investigating, in the pinned 'Before you ask Can I have?" there is a member that had asked about baked potatoes back in 2012, and they were told to start a forum. http://forum.whole9life.com/topic/8-before-you-ask-can-i-have/ I couldn't figure out how to find the forum she started, but I looked again today.
     
    This her forum: http://forum.whole9life.com/topic/2538-baked-potato/ 
     
     
     
    I do want to note that Tom you seem to have changed your answer/tone towards potatoes quite significantly. 
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    amywhole30s got a reaction from mhill0823 in Simply Proud of Myself!!   
    So inspiring! I'm so happy for you and your success! Congratulations!
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    amywhole30s got a reaction from Emily T in tikka masala   
    OMG I made this for dinner tonight - and did cauliflower rice and instead of yogurt and cream used coconut milk. It was the best chicken tikka masala I've EVER made! My boyfriend agreed (not doing Whole30) that the cauliflower was better than the rice, as he munched on naan bread (been gluten free 1.5 years and still miss that one). 
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    amywhole30s got a reaction from trezkholl0806 in Constipation - Please help!   
    What about chia seeds? I drink about tablespoons of chia seeds with about 1/4 cup of pure fruit juice and water. It's not the most pleasant way to drink them, but they're so good for you.
     
    Also - if you go down this route, drink immediately... they're like aloe when and absorb water - they get gelly, which is what will help cleanse your gut. 
    I swear by them!!
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    amywhole30s got a reaction from amysue7 in Potato = Startover?   
    Yikes, I can't believe how much of a debate this turned into!
     
    I actually ended up telling my boyfriend it wasn't worth going out for dinner and asked if we could make dinner at home, which we did. 
     
    I'm not going to lie though, asking a simple question seemed to get out of hand pretty quickly and this did turn me off from the program quite a bit. 
     
    This program isn't black and white. There are a lot of 'technically's' in there, and I've seen many people that have asked about eating one thing by accident and whether it meant you had to start over, sometimes it did, sometimes it didn't.  
     
    I get the making a simple mistake versus a conscious decision. Which is why I opened up the conversation to this BEFORE I ate potatoes. 
     
     
    I tend to agree with AdriannaJean though. 
     
    Also... I get that potatoes are nightshades... and as my original post stated I RARELY eat white potatoes, because we simply prefer sweet potatoes. However, arguing that because they're nightshades... is not a black and white answer either since there are other nightshades that are allowed in the Whole 30. 
     
    After doing some investigating, in the pinned 'Before you ask Can I have?" there is a member that had asked about baked potatoes back in 2012, and they were told to start a forum. http://forum.whole9life.com/topic/8-before-you-ask-can-i-have/ I couldn't figure out how to find the forum she started, but I looked again today.
     
    This her forum: http://forum.whole9life.com/topic/2538-baked-potato/ 
     
     
     
    I do want to note that Tom you seem to have changed your answer/tone towards potatoes quite significantly. 
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    amywhole30s got a reaction from amysue7 in Potato = Startover?   
    Thanks for your responses and birthday wishes.
     
    I'm actually kind of surprised by the fact that I wouldn't be considered a member of the community for one decision, as I have read in posts in the past that many paleo still eat potatoes. I asked because potatoes are very different than asking if I can eat a loaf of bread. There's a line somewhere... and the reasons for not eating banana-egg pancakes and potatoes are different from gluten and sulphites. 
     
    I do know that they are gluten-free as I have been gluten-free for over a year and a half. I will likely get the vegetables instead. 
     
    I don't eat red meat, so ordering a steak isn't an option for me. 
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    amywhole30s got a reaction from Robin Strathdee in Potato = Startover?   
     
    Thank you!! It was very good, we made lobster tail and a big salad! and then we decided to go to the movies after dinner!
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    amywhole30s got a reaction from Robin Strathdee in Potato = Startover?   
     
    Thank you!! It was very good, we made lobster tail and a big salad! and then we decided to go to the movies after dinner!
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    amywhole30s reacted to WunderHase in Potato = Startover?   
    First of all, to the original post: happy birthday, and this would be a great opportunity for you to override a habit of rewarding oneself with food. There are more valuable presents to give oneself (than a potato) and one is to realize that you have the power over food, not the other way around. Each time you make such a decision, it puts a crack in the old patterns and reinforces your own empowerment.
     
    Secondly: Wow. Shunned by a whole community for making a judgment call regarding one's own body? With all due respect, that's cult-talk, and I don't understand why these specific diets always turn into those.
     
    I can be totally honest about the fact that since I didn't follow the three meals per day rule, I can not say that I've done Whole30. I didn't do it. I ate whole foods and apart from couple of mistakes I stayed compliant, but I still didn't do Whole30. That's why I haven't written about any success story, even if I did lose a bunch of weight and inches and lost all cravings. It would not be right. I also wrote a disclaimer in my blog pointing out that even though it says "Whole30 documentation" in the title, my meal frequency and amount was not what Whole30 is supposed to look like and that I failed to follow it.
     
    I was going to try it later again for couple of weeks at least. However, now I'm just completely turned off by this whole thing, and quite honestly don't even want to be a visitor in such a community. So, I wish you all the best. This kind of thing is just not for me.
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    amywhole30s got a reaction from amberino21 in Catered Event   
    thanks everyone! That's really helpful! 
     
    ETA:
     
    I contacted them - and the structure of the event is actually much different than I thought!
     
    It is a mix and mingle with food stations throughout the room and there is no “real†seating! 
     
    So I can eat before and probably munch on some veggies