GlennR

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    GlennR got a reaction from Vian in Food *should* be a concern and a matter for consideration   
    Having finished another lunch that I had to plan and prepare myself, I got to thinking that not only are we eating what we were evolved to eat (for the most part), in the process we are giving due and appropriate consideration to what we were evolved to really, really care about: food. When food is so easy to come by -- a matter of paying for something over the counter or popping open a lid -- it loses its value somewhat, there is no satisfaction. You can dig through a ginormous bag of chips and not even think about it, not care one way or another. I mean, what's it to you? A couple of bucks.
     
    But when you have to work for your food, think about it, plan for it, even be a little anxious about it, the satisfaction of finally digging into the final product is so replete. Granted, the anxiety doesn't rise to the level of "Will I manage to hunt down or gather or scavenge or harvest enough food to eat tonight?" -- still, the process of having to focus on the matter lends itself to real enjoyment when you finally, successfully put something on your plate and start stuffing your face. We sink back into our hindbrain and know the simple -- dare I say, primal? -- pleasure of once again having skillfully manipulated our environment to fill our hunger. We re-experience a little of what it is to be fully human.
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    GlennR got a reaction from rhed in Messed up my reintro on Easter...   
    Doesn't sound to me like you messed up. You found out something and are parsing what it means. It's data, not failure.
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    GlennR got a reaction from buildingmytemple in bacon and sausage   
    Aidell's chicken apple sausage is available in a lot of grocery stores and CostCo.
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    GlennR got a reaction from buildingmytemple in bacon and sausage   
    Aidell's chicken apple sausage is available in a lot of grocery stores and CostCo.
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    GlennR got a reaction from Vian in Food *should* be a concern and a matter for consideration   
    Having finished another lunch that I had to plan and prepare myself, I got to thinking that not only are we eating what we were evolved to eat (for the most part), in the process we are giving due and appropriate consideration to what we were evolved to really, really care about: food. When food is so easy to come by -- a matter of paying for something over the counter or popping open a lid -- it loses its value somewhat, there is no satisfaction. You can dig through a ginormous bag of chips and not even think about it, not care one way or another. I mean, what's it to you? A couple of bucks.
     
    But when you have to work for your food, think about it, plan for it, even be a little anxious about it, the satisfaction of finally digging into the final product is so replete. Granted, the anxiety doesn't rise to the level of "Will I manage to hunt down or gather or scavenge or harvest enough food to eat tonight?" -- still, the process of having to focus on the matter lends itself to real enjoyment when you finally, successfully put something on your plate and start stuffing your face. We sink back into our hindbrain and know the simple -- dare I say, primal? -- pleasure of once again having skillfully manipulated our environment to fill our hunger. We re-experience a little of what it is to be fully human.
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    GlennR got a reaction from Vian in Food *should* be a concern and a matter for consideration   
    Having finished another lunch that I had to plan and prepare myself, I got to thinking that not only are we eating what we were evolved to eat (for the most part), in the process we are giving due and appropriate consideration to what we were evolved to really, really care about: food. When food is so easy to come by -- a matter of paying for something over the counter or popping open a lid -- it loses its value somewhat, there is no satisfaction. You can dig through a ginormous bag of chips and not even think about it, not care one way or another. I mean, what's it to you? A couple of bucks.
     
    But when you have to work for your food, think about it, plan for it, even be a little anxious about it, the satisfaction of finally digging into the final product is so replete. Granted, the anxiety doesn't rise to the level of "Will I manage to hunt down or gather or scavenge or harvest enough food to eat tonight?" -- still, the process of having to focus on the matter lends itself to real enjoyment when you finally, successfully put something on your plate and start stuffing your face. We sink back into our hindbrain and know the simple -- dare I say, primal? -- pleasure of once again having skillfully manipulated our environment to fill our hunger. We re-experience a little of what it is to be fully human.
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    GlennR got a reaction from Vian in Food *should* be a concern and a matter for consideration   
    Having finished another lunch that I had to plan and prepare myself, I got to thinking that not only are we eating what we were evolved to eat (for the most part), in the process we are giving due and appropriate consideration to what we were evolved to really, really care about: food. When food is so easy to come by -- a matter of paying for something over the counter or popping open a lid -- it loses its value somewhat, there is no satisfaction. You can dig through a ginormous bag of chips and not even think about it, not care one way or another. I mean, what's it to you? A couple of bucks.
     
    But when you have to work for your food, think about it, plan for it, even be a little anxious about it, the satisfaction of finally digging into the final product is so replete. Granted, the anxiety doesn't rise to the level of "Will I manage to hunt down or gather or scavenge or harvest enough food to eat tonight?" -- still, the process of having to focus on the matter lends itself to real enjoyment when you finally, successfully put something on your plate and start stuffing your face. We sink back into our hindbrain and know the simple -- dare I say, primal? -- pleasure of once again having skillfully manipulated our environment to fill our hunger. We re-experience a little of what it is to be fully human.
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    GlennR got a reaction from Vian in Food *should* be a concern and a matter for consideration   
    Having finished another lunch that I had to plan and prepare myself, I got to thinking that not only are we eating what we were evolved to eat (for the most part), in the process we are giving due and appropriate consideration to what we were evolved to really, really care about: food. When food is so easy to come by -- a matter of paying for something over the counter or popping open a lid -- it loses its value somewhat, there is no satisfaction. You can dig through a ginormous bag of chips and not even think about it, not care one way or another. I mean, what's it to you? A couple of bucks.
     
    But when you have to work for your food, think about it, plan for it, even be a little anxious about it, the satisfaction of finally digging into the final product is so replete. Granted, the anxiety doesn't rise to the level of "Will I manage to hunt down or gather or scavenge or harvest enough food to eat tonight?" -- still, the process of having to focus on the matter lends itself to real enjoyment when you finally, successfully put something on your plate and start stuffing your face. We sink back into our hindbrain and know the simple -- dare I say, primal? -- pleasure of once again having skillfully manipulated our environment to fill our hunger. We re-experience a little of what it is to be fully human.
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    GlennR got a reaction from Vian in Food *should* be a concern and a matter for consideration   
    Having finished another lunch that I had to plan and prepare myself, I got to thinking that not only are we eating what we were evolved to eat (for the most part), in the process we are giving due and appropriate consideration to what we were evolved to really, really care about: food. When food is so easy to come by -- a matter of paying for something over the counter or popping open a lid -- it loses its value somewhat, there is no satisfaction. You can dig through a ginormous bag of chips and not even think about it, not care one way or another. I mean, what's it to you? A couple of bucks.
     
    But when you have to work for your food, think about it, plan for it, even be a little anxious about it, the satisfaction of finally digging into the final product is so replete. Granted, the anxiety doesn't rise to the level of "Will I manage to hunt down or gather or scavenge or harvest enough food to eat tonight?" -- still, the process of having to focus on the matter lends itself to real enjoyment when you finally, successfully put something on your plate and start stuffing your face. We sink back into our hindbrain and know the simple -- dare I say, primal? -- pleasure of once again having skillfully manipulated our environment to fill our hunger. We re-experience a little of what it is to be fully human.
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    GlennR got a reaction from Vian in Food *should* be a concern and a matter for consideration   
    Having finished another lunch that I had to plan and prepare myself, I got to thinking that not only are we eating what we were evolved to eat (for the most part), in the process we are giving due and appropriate consideration to what we were evolved to really, really care about: food. When food is so easy to come by -- a matter of paying for something over the counter or popping open a lid -- it loses its value somewhat, there is no satisfaction. You can dig through a ginormous bag of chips and not even think about it, not care one way or another. I mean, what's it to you? A couple of bucks.
     
    But when you have to work for your food, think about it, plan for it, even be a little anxious about it, the satisfaction of finally digging into the final product is so replete. Granted, the anxiety doesn't rise to the level of "Will I manage to hunt down or gather or scavenge or harvest enough food to eat tonight?" -- still, the process of having to focus on the matter lends itself to real enjoyment when you finally, successfully put something on your plate and start stuffing your face. We sink back into our hindbrain and know the simple -- dare I say, primal? -- pleasure of once again having skillfully manipulated our environment to fill our hunger. We re-experience a little of what it is to be fully human.
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    GlennR got a reaction from Vian in Food *should* be a concern and a matter for consideration   
    Having finished another lunch that I had to plan and prepare myself, I got to thinking that not only are we eating what we were evolved to eat (for the most part), in the process we are giving due and appropriate consideration to what we were evolved to really, really care about: food. When food is so easy to come by -- a matter of paying for something over the counter or popping open a lid -- it loses its value somewhat, there is no satisfaction. You can dig through a ginormous bag of chips and not even think about it, not care one way or another. I mean, what's it to you? A couple of bucks.
     
    But when you have to work for your food, think about it, plan for it, even be a little anxious about it, the satisfaction of finally digging into the final product is so replete. Granted, the anxiety doesn't rise to the level of "Will I manage to hunt down or gather or scavenge or harvest enough food to eat tonight?" -- still, the process of having to focus on the matter lends itself to real enjoyment when you finally, successfully put something on your plate and start stuffing your face. We sink back into our hindbrain and know the simple -- dare I say, primal? -- pleasure of once again having skillfully manipulated our environment to fill our hunger. We re-experience a little of what it is to be fully human.
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    GlennR reacted to FlamingoPatti in I'm Committed (in more ways than one!)   
    Okay, after "cleaning" house, I'm ready to jump into Whole30 with both feet. I am giving myself Easter Sunday as my last celebration, starting Whole30 first thing Monday morning. My hubby is on board with the support. I've been eating Paleo for some time, however I fell off the rock-wheeled wagon during a interstate move. I haven't been able to stick with it, and feel that I need to detox and get all that crap out of my system. I also have an autoimmune disease (I have it, it doesn't have me) that really liked a "clean" lifestyle. Its time to give myself a "gift of life." I'll be back, and ... fingers crossed.
     

     
    Looking forward to posting and getting feedback and support.
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    GlennR got a reaction from Attackkitten in Everything in moderation- including moderation   
     
    I would love to see more of your food pics. Do you post them publicly anywhere?
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    GlennR reacted to Chapin in My mother was wrong...   
    In the past 30 days, I have not eaten any bread, rice, quinoa or grain of any kind.  I haven't ingested any dairy, no cream in my coffee, no cheese, no yogurt, no butter.  I haven't had any alcohol of any kind.  I haven't had any sugar, at all – and nearly everything in a package has sugar in it..  I haven't had any legumes, but honestly, that wasn't a problem, until it was a “banned†food. 
     
    In that same 30 days, I have not had Ammonium sulfate, L-cysteine, Titanium dioxide, Sodium nitrite Sodium benzoate, Potassium bromate, or Castoreum.  Nor have I had any maltrose, dextrose, or high fructose corn syrup.  No MSG, no GMOs, my meat has been 100% organic, pastured, and grass-fed.   Over 75% of my fruits and veggies have been organic, and always non-GMO.  Monsanto hasn't made a penny off of me.  Every single meal I've had has been made primarily from things that don't have an ingredient list on them, no nutritional label – because they ARE nutrition in and of themselves.
     
    My meals have been delicious – chocolate chili, baked sweet potato fries, omelets, ribeye steaks, pasta sauce over zucchini noodles,  cauliflower rice rich with the taste of ghee, meatballs, chicken wings – I have not had a single moment of hunger.
     
    When you take all that crap out of your body – your body just seems to go “ahhhh, thank you†and, after the first four days – starts to reward you.   Skin clears up, moods are even, sleep is so SO incredible – I've had 7-8 solid, blissful hours of uninterrupted sleep every night for the past 3 weeks.   I have boundless energy – last night I washed floors at 8 pm!  My skin looks awesome for a 30 year old… but I'm no 30 year old!!  I realized this morning that the TUMS on my bedside table haven't been touched for a month.  My digestive system is a well-oiled track, and most importantly – to me – the sugar demon has been slain and I do not crave – or even want a little bit – the sweets or salty that were my downfall.  I walked through the Easter aisle at Shoppers without a glance, and down the snack rack at Fortinos without even a glance to the left.  My mood swings are a thing of the past, and even when confronted with horrible news – I didn't turn to chips to soothe my soul.
     
    People say it's too expensive to eat this way, but in reality, we've cut our food bill by about 15% by ordering our meat in bulk, and not buying crap.  Factor in that we only eat out one night a week now, and not four times – and we're actually saving money!  Some people try to blame their spouse or kids, saying they couldn't “deprive them†of xxx.  I call bullshit.  We were eating this way for 11 days before my husband even noticed that we weren't having bread on the table anymore, and how are you depriving your kids by providing them with whole, healthy food and snacks? 
    Doing a Whole30 takes a lot of commitment and a lot of time.  You're cooking every meal – so my Sunday afternoons are often the prepping of the veggies, hard-cooking some eggs for the week, creating a bone broth in the slow cooker,  menu planning for the week and taking the appropriate meats out of the freezer.  It is worth it.
     
    Doing a Whole30 isn't about losing weight, it's about getting your body back to where it needs to be,  metabolically speaking.   Some people have lost 8 pounds in the month, some have lost 30.  I expect that I'm someplace in the middle of that, but I'm refusing to let the scale define my success, and so I'm not going to weigh myself.  I do know that I've gone down two sizes in my dress pants and at least one size in jeans.  (I'd have to go through my closet to find a smaller size… J)
     
    I'm going to take the next 10 days to “re-introduce†, one at a time, the things that I've missed (alcohol !! cheese!) into my body and see how it reacts.  I'm not putting grains back in, I can't see me ever again eating anything that has an ingredient list where I don't understand every single thing on the label, and I'm sticking with grass-fed, pastured animal protein.   It's clean.
     
    And last but not least – I've proven to myself that my mother was wrong – I don't quit everything I start once it gets too hard.
     
     
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    GlennR got a reaction from Carolyn in Oh, no! I licked some envelopes at work!   
    The glue is starch, right? Maybe with some sugar? (Tastes sweet.) I realized what I was doing after the third envelope and rinsed my mouth. But did I just violate the rules? I'm on my Day 12, damn it!!! Do I have to re-set???
     
    (Yeah, I'm not serious.)
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    GlennR got a reaction from bjgivens in Portable breakfasts to eat in the car?   
    Turkey or roast beef wraps. As in wrap long, thinly sliced veggies such as carrots, bell peppers, zucchinis with one or several slices of the meat. Fasten them with toothpicks, or tie them with long veggie stems. Sort of a mini burrito. Munch on as many of them as you like on the road.
     
    Check it out at Nom Nom Paleo.
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    GlennR reacted to dcducks1 in Started on March 31st   
    Day 14 - Really feel thinner now and my clothes are fitting very loose......this is a great feeling. It's my youngest son's birthday today (14) and I did have several urges to have a piece of birthday cake....but didn't. My wife and I went our for dinner last night and I ate very sensible.......even took SoBe water into the restaurant as my drink. I am really curious to know about my weight loss but will wait the full 30. I really feel good, lots of energy, sleep like the dead, and don't feel hungry. Hope everyone is doing well.
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    GlennR reacted to dcducks1 in Started on March 31st   
    Day ten, most cravings are gone. I easily pass up donuts at meetings. Feel a little thinner.......don't look it. Curious what my weight is doing........I k ow I should forget about it but its a hard habit to break. Hope everyone is doing well.
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    GlennR reacted to dcducks1 in Started on March 31st   
    Hi, My name is Dave and I started the Whole 30 on March 31st. Its been just over a week and I feel pretty good and have plenty of energy. Its driving me crazy to not weigh myself but then again, weighing myself wasn't really helping my motivation. I have had some pretty good cravings and temptations but have handled them all very well and have not cheated. I am sleeping well and am hoping for a solid difference by the end of the month. My goal is to lose a total of 50 pounds (not during this 30 day period). I was exercising pretty religiously but have lost my desire lately (not sure if its because of whole30 or not). I am still very active and will hope for 5-10 pounds lost by the end of the month. I do feel like I have a carb addiction and look forward to breaking that. I quit smoking over 12 years ago so I figure I can beat anything. Good luck to everyone!
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    GlennR reacted to ShannonM816 in Kimchi without sugar?   
    Wildbrine brand has a couple that look compliant -- I haven't tried these, but I like their regular sauerkraut, their red beet & cabbage kraut, and their dill and garlic kraut. Do read the labels, though, one variety of their kimchi has soy.  I've found their brand at a local health food store and at Central Market, although that may be a Texas-only chain, I'm not sure. Their website does have a map of the places you can get their stuff.
     
    http://www.wildbrine.com/product/R2-D2
     
    http://www.wildbrine.com/product/xp3-11
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    GlennR got a reaction from Carolyn in Oh, no! I licked some envelopes at work!   
    The glue is starch, right? Maybe with some sugar? (Tastes sweet.) I realized what I was doing after the third envelope and rinsed my mouth. But did I just violate the rules? I'm on my Day 12, damn it!!! Do I have to re-set???
     
    (Yeah, I'm not serious.)
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    GlennR got a reaction from Carolyn in Oh, no! I licked some envelopes at work!   
    The glue is starch, right? Maybe with some sugar? (Tastes sweet.) I realized what I was doing after the third envelope and rinsed my mouth. But did I just violate the rules? I'm on my Day 12, damn it!!! Do I have to re-set???
     
    (Yeah, I'm not serious.)
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    GlennR got a reaction from Dystopianne in First timer starting tomorrow, April 1...   
    ...and taking a photo journal of the next month at my blog, Three-Ring Binder. Come visit!
     
     
     
     
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    GlennR got a reaction from Dystopianne in First timer starting tomorrow, April 1...   
    ...and taking a photo journal of the next month at my blog, Three-Ring Binder. Come visit!