Sharon Simpson Thumann

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    Sharon Simpson Thumann got a reaction from Lea Mint in Husband/Wife/Spouse/Partner Not With the Program?   
    My husband eats whatever I cook and since I also make chunky chilis and soups for his lunches, eggs muggins loaded with veggies for breakfast.. he is compliant all day! He does have a rare treat of popcorn and sour patch kids(ugh) about twice a month, but I let it slide because he does so well the rest of the month.
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    Sharon Simpson Thumann got a reaction from Renata Sue King-Dewar in Don't over think this.   
    Hoorah! Great post, I am still learning, as we all are, it's a day by day experience.
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    Sharon Simpson Thumann got a reaction from angemc22 in Buffalo Chicken Nuggets. Is this SWYPO?   
    For me it would be something new to try with chicken. I think sometimes things tend to be over complicated. Just ask yourself if you are making them because you miss processed chicken nuggets or you want to try something different. Will it trigger a desire to run to McDonalds or some other place that sells nasty nuggets? Will you mindlessly eat them?
    I think I might try them because I have some ground chicken and I don't particularly like ground chicken to be honest, so this will give me a reason to use it.
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    Sharon Simpson Thumann got a reaction from Rebe_J in W30 and "morbid obesity"   
    My husband and I both are overweight. I need to lose about 100lbs and he needs to lose about 150lbs. Daunting I know and we did a Whole30 in October. I have lost 15lbs and he has lost 25lbs. Now, I do not get much exercise because of my neuropathy and I also have a thyroid problem that hinders my weight loss. My husband walks 15 minutes twice a day. That has been the extent of our activities. I think we did well to lose what we did. We are joining the YMCA on Jan 1st and will try to boost our exercise to three times a week, plus they have a heated pool which is wonderful for my legs. I love to swim and during the summer I do quite often as it helps with the pain.
    We have not been 100% compliant since our Whole30, I would say about 80% and we feel great and will be doing another Whole30 starting Jan 1st. I guess what I am suggesting is try to get in more exercise, even if it is only walking.
    Yesterday we both had our annual physicals and our dr was very pleased with the results from our blood tests, specifically mine since I am diabetic. He asked what we had been doing and I basically told him we cut out all the processed crap and read labels a little more carefully than before, all he said was "as long as it works, keep doing it." That's the first time in four years we have both been happy leaving the doctors office. Our results were good and our Dr was enthusiastic about our progress.
    Do not count calories and points! Eat good, whole food!
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    Sharon Simpson Thumann got a reaction from KathyV in Can of Pumpkin Puree?   
    I like to add it to chili.
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    Sharon Simpson Thumann got a reaction from TravelPhotoWriter in Trader Joe's and Costco options   
    Costco has Wholly Guacamole if you like guac.
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    Sharon Simpson Thumann got a reaction from Rebe_J in W30 and "morbid obesity"   
    My husband and I both are overweight. I need to lose about 100lbs and he needs to lose about 150lbs. Daunting I know and we did a Whole30 in October. I have lost 15lbs and he has lost 25lbs. Now, I do not get much exercise because of my neuropathy and I also have a thyroid problem that hinders my weight loss. My husband walks 15 minutes twice a day. That has been the extent of our activities. I think we did well to lose what we did. We are joining the YMCA on Jan 1st and will try to boost our exercise to three times a week, plus they have a heated pool which is wonderful for my legs. I love to swim and during the summer I do quite often as it helps with the pain.
    We have not been 100% compliant since our Whole30, I would say about 80% and we feel great and will be doing another Whole30 starting Jan 1st. I guess what I am suggesting is try to get in more exercise, even if it is only walking.
    Yesterday we both had our annual physicals and our dr was very pleased with the results from our blood tests, specifically mine since I am diabetic. He asked what we had been doing and I basically told him we cut out all the processed crap and read labels a little more carefully than before, all he said was "as long as it works, keep doing it." That's the first time in four years we have both been happy leaving the doctors office. Our results were good and our Dr was enthusiastic about our progress.
    Do not count calories and points! Eat good, whole food!
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    Sharon Simpson Thumann got a reaction from cottagequeen in The crazy things people say   
    I try not to look at that page because it makes me angry every damn time.
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    Sharon Simpson Thumann got a reaction from jeanene49 in Well Fed or Well Fed 2?   
    I have Well Fed and just use Amazon Prime to borrow WF2.
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    Sharon Simpson Thumann got a reaction from gdzprncess in Mashed Sweet Potato?   
    I season with salt, pepper, smoked paprika, ghee and compliant bacon(i grind it up fine). It's a staple in our house as a side.
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    Sharon Simpson Thumann reacted to kirdyq in Canned broth? (and pork rinds!)   
    Thanks for the suggestion of making it in a crock pot.  Sure wish I wouldn't have given our dog that big roast bone the other night, now!!  Haha!
     
    Back in late spring we had bought a 1/4 cow from a local farmer and had it butchered locally.  I can totally tell the difference in the taste of the meat, by the way!  I think that there may be a couple stew bones that came along with that.  Waaaaay down in the deep freezer...up til now I didn't know what I'd do with them.  I'll have to check that out and maybe make up a big batch this weekend. 
     
    Is there anything else like broth would be really handy to keep on hand as a staple?  I am picturing maybe I need to go out and find some ghee or something.  I already have a big jar of coconut oil, and I always use that or olive oil to cook things on the stove, so I think I"m set there...
     
    I am excited to try making mayo...I hope I can get that to work out.  I bought some light olive oil b/c I heard that is better to use than evoo when making it.
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    Sharon Simpson Thumann reacted to Tina R in Canned broth? (and pork rinds!)   
    I use Imagine free range chicken broth. Check the ingredients in your area because sometimes they change ingredients in different parts of the country. I have never found a compliant vegetable or beef broth, for those I make my own.  I thought I saw a post that Imagine has a bone broth. I don't know if this is true or if it is compliant. Good Luck!
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    Sharon Simpson Thumann got a reaction from Tanya K in Fat on Pork and Red Meat   
    Fat does not make you fat...and I doubt it is what hinders weight loss. But hey, I could be wrong.
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    Sharon Simpson Thumann got a reaction from Tanya K in Fat on Pork and Red Meat   
    Fat does not make you fat...and I doubt it is what hinders weight loss. But hey, I could be wrong.
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    Sharon Simpson Thumann got a reaction from Tanya K in Fat on Pork and Red Meat   
    Fat does not make you fat...and I doubt it is what hinders weight loss. But hey, I could be wrong.
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    Sharon Simpson Thumann got a reaction from ultrarunnergirl in Respect for lone w30ers   
    My family/friends and I know each other well enough that I can say.. "Okay this is what's for dinner, if you aren't happy with it, please go cook something else for yourself or feel free to go out and grab something but please eat it before coming back to the house, especially fast food."
     
    May sound rude, but I don't have the finances to feed everyone differently and I am working on my will power to resist junky food.
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    Sharon Simpson Thumann reacted to ShannonM816 in Mayonaise   
    I use this immersion blender method -- no separating the egg, no waiting for things to get to room temperature, just throw it all in a jar and blend.
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    Sharon Simpson Thumann got a reaction from 1Maryann in Trader Joe's and Costco options   
    I bought 26 packs of grass fed ground beef from Target tonight. 1lb packs were $4 each and I had a $10 off $50 food mobile coupon(coupon expired today). Yay!
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    Sharon Simpson Thumann reacted to GFChris in How does the moderator system work?   
    Except for Robin Strathdee, all moderators are volunteers.  We each respond as our availability allows, on topics where we feel we have the knowledge to provide an accurate response.
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    Sharon Simpson Thumann reacted to Physibeth in Overheard in my house this evening....   
    I think mashed cauliflower is actually better than mashed potatoes. I like the texture better...easier to get creamy.
     
    Personally I don't think cauliflower "rice" comes even close to real rice. But many people disagree with me.
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    Sharon Simpson Thumann got a reaction from TravelPhotoWriter in Trader Joe's and Costco options   
    Costco has Wholly Guacamole if you like guac.
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    Sharon Simpson Thumann reacted to ultrarunnergirl in "99% grass-fed" beef opinions please.   
    100% grass fed is best, of course, but I like this farmer already. He's straight with you and he's local, and we're talking about a very small difference indeed.
     
    I'd buy this local 99% meat over 100% grass fed that was shipped hundreds of miles.
     
    Just my two cents.
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    Sharon Simpson Thumann got a reaction from Carolina Dreamer in Well Fed's chocolate chili   
    I've been playing around with this and came up with a recipe we could live with and love. For veggies I use diced carrots, celery, peppers and onions along with baby portabella mushrooms, tomatoes, pumpkin puree and homemade beef stock. So yummy and filling. I keep it in 16 oz containers in the freezer so my hubby can pull one out and toss in the fridge the next day for lunch. I need another freezer just for soups/stews and chili! LOL
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    Sharon Simpson Thumann got a reaction from ltarq in Cookware Recommendations?   
    I have a cast iron frying pan and grill pan, a harden andondized set sauce/frying pans from Guy Fierri and a few enameled lodge pieces.
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    Sharon Simpson Thumann reacted to Vian in The nitrite/nitrate debate   
    Here's another article by Chris Kresser about how Nitrites aren't actually bad for you http://chriskresser.com/the-nitrate-and-nitrite-myth-another-reason-not-to-fear-bacon
     
    After reading that, I don't worry about nitrites in bacon or other cured meats. In fact, my uncle might be buying a house on 4 acres about an hour out of town and said if I wanted we could raise our own animals out there for food. He said there's even a shed outside where we could put a smoker and smoke our own bacon!