Suzy

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    Suzy reacted to Renee Lee in The crazy things people say   
    I cannot imagine my life on 800-900 calories. My in-training breakfasts were regularly over 1000 (not that i would know, because i would NEVER count my calories)
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    Suzy reacted to BrianaDell in The crazy things people say   
    I have been talking to a member of the gym about this the whole month. Every time I see her she asks me what day it is and how I feel. "Day 19! Feeling amazing!"
    The other day she tells me she is starting a medical obesity program where she has been advised to consume 800-900 calories per day and is on an appetite suppressant...... Am I speaking Swahili?! Have you heard a WORD I have said? No, guess not.
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    Suzy reacted to Gaileo in The crazy things people say   
    I just heard my roommate say to the girl he has over, about me and my BF: "They are on some kind of weird... diet... thing... lots of vegetables". Hahahah! I guess I haven't done a very good job explaining it to him! Trying to lead by example instead of being annoying talking about it all the time.
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    Suzy reacted to amylynn in The crazy things people say   
    One more...
    My roommate who exclusively eats low-fat, processed foods and grains and is also hypoglycemic says to me as we're leaving the gym...
    Roommate: "I really want to go to your weight lifting class with you, but I don't want to start building muscle until I lose the weight, I'm just going to keep going to cardio classes and cut down on my calories"
    I've given up trying with her at this point. No matter how many times I tell her her diet of Special K and frozen turkey burgers is not going to give her the results she wants she refuses to believe me, despite seeing the results I've had in just 3 weeks. Very frustrating!!
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    Suzy reacted to amylynn in The crazy things people say   
    Coworker: With all my medical problems I could never do your diet, I definitely need the grains my doctor says they're good for my heart condition.
    Me: ...........
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    Suzy got a reaction from Snicci in The crazy things people say   
    HA! "Pizza wheat."
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    Suzy got a reaction from Rojo in The crazy things people say   
    I just love that Whole9 opens up all these new avenues in the mind for day to day problem solving. It takes thinking and creativity to use ginger tea and coconut water when we always used corn syrupy sodas when we were kids. It takes guts to overcome the traditions that are emotionally comforting, but bad for health. After a couple of years of Whole9 living, I'm sure all of this stuff is going to be second nature and will become exciting new traditions that we can share with our families.
    Oh, and I have a new post about the weird GOOD things that people say about Whole9. I have a co-worker who, whenever he sees me with a steak or ribs, says, "I gotta get on that caveman diet. What's for lunch today, brontosaurus ribs that tilt your car over like Fred Flintstone? I could get down like that." Ha! I've got to remember to emphasize the fact that I eat tons of veggies, too.
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    Suzy got a reaction from Rojo in The crazy things people say   
    I just love that Whole9 opens up all these new avenues in the mind for day to day problem solving. It takes thinking and creativity to use ginger tea and coconut water when we always used corn syrupy sodas when we were kids. It takes guts to overcome the traditions that are emotionally comforting, but bad for health. After a couple of years of Whole9 living, I'm sure all of this stuff is going to be second nature and will become exciting new traditions that we can share with our families.
    Oh, and I have a new post about the weird GOOD things that people say about Whole9. I have a co-worker who, whenever he sees me with a steak or ribs, says, "I gotta get on that caveman diet. What's for lunch today, brontosaurus ribs that tilt your car over like Fred Flintstone? I could get down like that." Ha! I've got to remember to emphasize the fact that I eat tons of veggies, too.
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    Suzy reacted to Callan in The crazy things people say   
    Someone in my family who has seemed to be taking my dietary and lifestyle changes very personally, for whatever reason, said to me today: "So, I hate to say this and do so begrudgingly, because that's how I am, but I recently determined that pizza really affects me negatively." She thinks that "pizza wheat" is somehow worse than other wheat, but I'm sure it's just the combo of wheat, low-quality cheese, and industrial oils that is bothering her...
    After she went grocery shopping, she said, "Speaking of having less wheat, I got potato rolls today!"
    Me: "But... Don't those have wheat in them?"
    Her: "Maybe, but not a lot! *checks label* oh... It's the first ingredient."
    Me: *facepalm*
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    Suzy reacted to kshacklett in The crazy things people say   
    We always drank ginger ale when we were sick as kids, not because of anything to do with the soda/sugar, but because the ginger calms your stomach. Now, I drink ginger tea for stomach aches/cramps - same effect, no chemicals or sugar.
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    Suzy reacted to jeepifer in The crazy things people say   
    Actually, warm/flat coke or sprite/7 up is a very common thing to give after vomiting. I don't know the science behind it, but oddly enough it does seem to settle the stomach.
    I'm from the west coast, and my mom always used 7up; my Midwest in-laws swear by coke.
    I give my kids coconut water, to replace electrolytes. Kind of a more natural pedialyte.
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    Suzy reacted to Krista Billows Rodriguez in The crazy things people say   
    "are you pregnant?" all because I was sipping water instead of wine at the party.....uh no
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    Suzy reacted to Roz Griffiths in The crazy things people say   
    My mother-in-law has numerous allergies & sensitivities, including (but not limited to) dark chocolate, bananas, washing powder, hayfever, damp & strawberries "that have gone over a bit". She's recently been suffering from an all-over itchy fine rash, which she's attributing to excess washing powder deposits in her clothes. I casually remarked that sometimes an underlying & not-immediately-obvious sensitivity to wheat or gluten could make the immune system overworked & unable to fight off other allergens, "fascinating" i said... She smiled at me blankly & said "Yes, i think i'm just going to buy a new washing machine"
    Hmm
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    Suzy got a reaction from Renee in The crazy things people say   
    Good lord. People come through my line all the time at Trader Joe's, trying to impress me (I guess because I look "natural" and work at TJ's) by telling me they're vegetarians. I also think they do it to see who is in their "tribe" of veggies. And when I say I eat grass fed meats a lot of times they say, "Oh, I do too, sometimes." What? Pick a team, you anemic flip-flopper.
    People are always trying to make other people's eating habits their business. I'm no exception, but I try to wait to be invited before I critique . . . unless they make personal comments about my food choices first, then I do my best to defend my choices and Whole9. There are tons of people who think I'm crazy, but they're mostly fat girls. Ha. Sorry, that was mean.
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    Suzy got a reaction from Renee in The crazy things people say   
    Good lord. People come through my line all the time at Trader Joe's, trying to impress me (I guess because I look "natural" and work at TJ's) by telling me they're vegetarians. I also think they do it to see who is in their "tribe" of veggies. And when I say I eat grass fed meats a lot of times they say, "Oh, I do too, sometimes." What? Pick a team, you anemic flip-flopper.
    People are always trying to make other people's eating habits their business. I'm no exception, but I try to wait to be invited before I critique . . . unless they make personal comments about my food choices first, then I do my best to defend my choices and Whole9. There are tons of people who think I'm crazy, but they're mostly fat girls. Ha. Sorry, that was mean.
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    Suzy got a reaction from Renee in The crazy things people say   
    Good lord. People come through my line all the time at Trader Joe's, trying to impress me (I guess because I look "natural" and work at TJ's) by telling me they're vegetarians. I also think they do it to see who is in their "tribe" of veggies. And when I say I eat grass fed meats a lot of times they say, "Oh, I do too, sometimes." What? Pick a team, you anemic flip-flopper.
    People are always trying to make other people's eating habits their business. I'm no exception, but I try to wait to be invited before I critique . . . unless they make personal comments about my food choices first, then I do my best to defend my choices and Whole9. There are tons of people who think I'm crazy, but they're mostly fat girls. Ha. Sorry, that was mean.
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    Suzy reacted to lauraska in The crazy things people say   
    My office is mostly women and there are maybe two of us who take a realistic approach to healthy eating and weight control. The other woman is a big fan of WW, but she's at least respectful of my choices and eats a balanced diet (ie, she doesn't use up all her points for a day by eating one meal of crap food). Anyway, the other women are dangerously skinny. The older ones all have serious health issues. They enjoy sitting around before most of our staff meetings one-upping each other with their latest fad diets or starvation techniques. I've never seen a group of people who get so much joy out of publicly bragging about their disordered eating.
    Recently, during one of their bonding sessions, they noticed I was sitting there and the worst of the lot of them said, "Oh Laura, we just don't know how you've managed to lose all that weight while eating as much as you do!"
    What I actually said in response, "I know! Must be some sort of black magic!"
    What I wanted to say in response, "It's amazing what can happen when your concern is health and happiness over what the ladies at the club might think if you aren't fitting into a size 0 anymore."
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    Suzy reacted to Callan in The crazy things people say   
    Heh, I have a similar story. I sat down to have my lunch at the coffee shop I work at, and a regular customer asks me, "Are you a vegetarian? Because you seem like a health nut to me!" And I said, "Well, I am a health nut but I sure am not a vegetarian!"
    To be fair, she wasn't a vegetarian either, but it's interesting how the common perception of vegetarianism is that it's the pinnacle of health. I used to think so, even.
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    Suzy reacted to BrianaDell in The crazy things people say   
    Heard today AT THE FARMER'S MARKET!
    I went to the compost booth to find out more information. I tell the lady I have a pretty healthy diet and have recently started cooking a lot more for myself (yay! whole 30!) and need to do something with my kitchen scraps. She starts to give me the run-down of how it works.... and (because of their method) they can't take meat or animal scraps.... "Oh- well if you eat healthy you probably don't eat much of that anyway." and continues through her speech.
    Oy.
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    Suzy reacted to BrianaDell in The crazy things people say   
    I absolutely hate the word "fattening". I have actually banned my clients from using the word. It is so one-dimensional and, to me, just demonstrates that you don't have a good grasp on what is actually wrong with the food in question. Even things that are on our exclusion list aren't "fattening". They cause a whole host of issues that in turn cause you to store fat or inhibit fat loss.
    Phew. Soap box! Can you tell that's a hot button?? hahah
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    Suzy reacted to bonnynancy in The crazy things people say   
    Our almost-three-year old had some severe vomiting overnight. No other symptoms, no fever, diarrhea, etc., just LOTS of vomiting. Talked to the on-call pediatrician about what to watch for, when to panic, etc. The baby then slept through the night and woke up feeling much better. (Kids.)
    Got a follow-up call from a pediatric nurse this morning who advised me to start giving him sips of Coke. I asked, "Is there a better alternative to Coke? We don't ever give him pop." After a pause she said, "Well, Kool-aid then. He needs the sugar to fight the virus." And sighed. Because I'm being difficult. Again.
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    Suzy reacted to Susan W in The crazy things people say   
    Ugh on that video. And why the heck did the clueless dietitian get the last word? Also, it was quite obvious she was speaking about Atkins and NOT a healthy paleo diet. Oh..one more thing..fast weight loss? She is a dope.
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    Suzy reacted to BrianaDell in The crazy things people say   
    "That's ridiculous. I'm going to eat what I want and actually ENJOY my life, thanks."
    That's your choice. I'm going to enjoy all the foods I eat with actual taste, my elevated energy levels, my mental clarity, and my lack of doctor's bills!
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    Suzy reacted to BrianaDell in The crazy things people say   
    I was watching a video from Fox posted on Clothes Make the Girl. The $%^ dietician is going on and on about how a diet with no carbs is unhealthy, nutrient deficient, blah blah blah. AS she's talking about how extremely low-carb paleo is the camera is zooming in on this big veggie plate, a bowl of nuts and fruit and Well Fed's Paleo pad thai.... I'm like, woman, if you are going to go on national TV and bad mouth something, at least do a little cursory research. Just a little.
    PS- If you are in a Kill-All-the-Things day, do NOT watch that video!
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    Suzy reacted to Renee in The crazy things people say   
    Oooooooooor, how about you do pretty much anything (listen to music, walk, do a load of laundry...) for twenty minutes. That usually works too. Just saying...