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    kew got a reaction from Derval in The crazy things people say   
    Mom and sister in chorus: "You're not having wine?? YOU are not having WINE???"
    I guess we know one reason why I need to be doing a Whole30.....
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    kew got a reaction from Derval in The crazy things people say   
    Mom and sister in chorus: "You're not having wine?? YOU are not having WINE???"
    I guess we know one reason why I need to be doing a Whole30.....
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    kew got a reaction from Derval in The crazy things people say   
    Mom and sister in chorus: "You're not having wine?? YOU are not having WINE???"
    I guess we know one reason why I need to be doing a Whole30.....
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    kew got a reaction from Derval in The crazy things people say   
    Mom and sister in chorus: "You're not having wine?? YOU are not having WINE???"
    I guess we know one reason why I need to be doing a Whole30.....
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    kew reacted to MrsStick in The crazy things people say   
    Tuesday night, at a friend's house with several other friends for dinner.
     
    V: Speaking of carbs, I made this terrific low carb dessert! It was gluten-free brownies on the bottom, with whipped cream and raspberries and chocolate sauce.
     
    Me: I don't think it was low carb.
     
    V: Oh, but it was! The brownies were gluten free!
     
    Me: Gluten =/= carbs. 
     
    V: Oh. But it was at least healthy because it was gluten free!
     
    Me: *mental facepalm* *polite smile* *talk to someone else*
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    kew reacted to EileenRBe in The crazy things people say   
     
    LOL x 2. When I read about healthy fats it's so often referring to canola oil. But they don't specify, so I could probably get away with using olive oil. I don't suppose they'd like it if I used lard.
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    kew reacted to Physibeth in The crazy things people say   
    Half of zero grains is zero grains. Make a grain free chicken dish and see what happens. Is there a stipulation on the fat content other than lean proteins?
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    kew reacted to EileenRBe in The crazy things people say   
    Two AARGH moments today related to crazy things in our culture at large.
     
    (1) My employer wants us to help make our state a Blue Zone state, which supposedly means we rank as healthier. We're supposed to agree to "pledges" available online. Some of the actions are using smaller than 10-inch dinner plates (but then where will I fit my veggies), keeping a scale in a prominent place, putting snacks like pretzels into smaller portion-sized bags (yeah, I'd better do that with my pretzels), and dedicating the top shelf of my refrigerator to fruits and veggies (how about all of the shelves).
     
    (2) a recipe contest through a local grocery store requires the recipe to use local ingredients, to "make half your grains whole grains," and "select lean proteins" a la the ChooseMyPlate.gov guidelines. Guess I won't be entering that one.  
     
    I'm out of step with so much of what's considered healthy, yet oddly I'm healthier than I've ever been.
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    kew reacted to osborne116 in The crazy things people say   
    Coworker: I know you ~can't~ eat that.
    Me: I ~can~ eat anything I want. I am choosing not to eat it. No processed foods for me for at least 30 days.
    Cw: yeah, I've done whole30 before.
    Me: (sincerely interested) oh, how was it? I struggling with breakfast. I am sick of eggs and trying to find another option.
    Cw: it was okay. I did it for 21 days or so. Mostly had greek yogurt or these almond muffin thingies for breakfast. It really wasn't that hard.
    Me: (face palm)
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    kew got a reaction from Derval in The crazy things people say   
    Mom and sister in chorus: "You're not having wine?? YOU are not having WINE???"
    I guess we know one reason why I need to be doing a Whole30.....
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    kew reacted to wheresanita in Don't over think this.   
    Thank you for this! I worked a rogue night shift this week (between day 2 and day 3 of my W30) and was having some guilt twinges regarding my every 2 hour egg/meat/coconut milk/veggie 'muffin' - but it allowed me to get through the night without having graham crackers and peanut butter (an ICU staff nutritional staple!). It's not what I do on a normal day, but I survived my shift with my W30 intact so it was a victory. I think we are very hard on ourselves sometimes. I was actually feeling GUILTY about the 'egg muffings' because I felt I was 'snacking'. Then I remembered that we hear a lot about context here. And in that moment (or those 12 hours) I was doing what I had to do to maintain my W30. And I felt better. Yay me!!
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    kew reacted to kb0426 in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
     
    First, I think your climate will only help your booch making.
     
    Second, I have found it a very easy process with just a lot of waiting.  If you can brew a cup of tea, you can make your own booch!  Getting the SCOBY started is easy, it just takes time.  Passive, hands off time. 
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    kew reacted to Bridget in The crazy things people say   
    Not really crazy, but- My husband and I were reminiscing this weekend about how we used to polish off a bottle of wine almost every Saturday night- always a fun, relaxing time. We discussed how we probably won't do that anytime soon. At the same time that he said "yeah, all those calories", I was saying "yeah, I really love being able to sleep and not having a stomach ache". I was so happy that the calorie thing never entered my mind- just the benefits of knowing how I will feel should I overindulge.
    As a former WW girl- that is PROGRESS !!!!!
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    kew reacted to melbournegirl in The crazy things people say   
    Away for Work today and made the comment that its not too hard to eat healthy when away when you know what to look for (I had brought in a salad I made from supermarket ingredients) and the joking response was.... It might be easy but why would you want to..... My response... My mum is on her second round of cancer, my dad died of cancer, my mum and sister have diabetes and two weeks ago I just had my 7th surgical procedure.... Stunned silence then agreement that eating healthy was probably a good thing.... LOL
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    kew reacted to AuntB in The crazy things people say   
    I'm on day 10 of Whole30. Yesterday our work hosted a cookout for us.
    I ordered a flat iron steak with No seasonings, and green beans. They offered baked potatoes, mushroom glop (ew) and cookies, and ice cream and all kinds of sodas as well. I only had the steak and green beans. My boss was grilling me on why I wasn't having a "treat". I told them what I was doing. She said "WHY would you limit yourself so much when you're already so limited (I have celiac)"
    I just didn't respond. I'm NOT limited. There are endless lists of things I can eat. It's so infuritating that if you don't indulge in the crap that everyone else is eating that you get harrassed. I'm not going to sit around and feet bloated and fat all day just to justify your own LACK of will power. No thanks!
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    kew reacted to MrsStick in The crazy things people say   
    "Wait, why are you making mayo?" (hubby, tonight)
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    kew got a reaction from Derval in The crazy things people say   
    Mom and sister in chorus: "You're not having wine?? YOU are not having WINE???"
    I guess we know one reason why I need to be doing a Whole30.....
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    kew got a reaction from Derval in The crazy things people say   
    Mom and sister in chorus: "You're not having wine?? YOU are not having WINE???"
    I guess we know one reason why I need to be doing a Whole30.....
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    kew got a reaction from Derval in The crazy things people say   
    Mom and sister in chorus: "You're not having wine?? YOU are not having WINE???"
    I guess we know one reason why I need to be doing a Whole30.....
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    kew got a reaction from Derval in The crazy things people say   
    Mom and sister in chorus: "You're not having wine?? YOU are not having WINE???"
    I guess we know one reason why I need to be doing a Whole30.....
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    kew reacted to Bridget in The crazy things people say   
    My almost 16 year old daughter is along for this Whole 30 with me. She has been an amazing help prepping food,whipping meals together,etc.
    She was in her bedroom and was about to light a really nice smelling Yankee Candle that she got for herself last month when we visited the outlet store. I walked by her room and saw her standing there, confused. She said " I just for a second thought I could not light this because it wasn't paleo".
    It was a vanilla cupcake scented candle...
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    kew reacted to Megan in The crazy things people say   
    Why are you worried about what you eat? You look good, I'm sure one cupcake (etc...) won't hurt.
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    kew reacted to Snicci in The crazy things people say   
    Can anyone explain to me why my co-workers think I don't eat real food? I don't bring these comments on. They come to me. Today I was digging around in my drawer of food in the fridge and one of my bosses came by and said "Is that whole drawer full of your food?".
    Me: "yes it is".
    Him: "what have you got in there?"
    Me: Ground Beef & Cabbage, homemade mayo, an avocado, homemade soup, some vegetable salad...."
    Him: "don't you have anything EDIBLE in there??!"
    sigh...
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    kew reacted to Adagio in Plan a Whole30 dream vacation   
    1. I'd stay at a eco-friendly ranch, in a lovely log house on a pristine lake, somewhere in the high Rockies in the fall with the aspens in full bloom and the peaks dusted with snow. The house would have numerous windows with gorgeous views. The ranch would have lots of land to roam, and trails just begging me to hike and view wildlife to my heart's content. It would also have a huge garden and some fruit trees.
    2. I'd have a personal chef who would come in daily to prepare my meals. My meals would consist mostly of organic Whole30 food grown and raised on the ranch. The food wouldn't be fussy or fancy, but simple and delicious.
    3. I'd have fun/exercise riding horses, hiking, exploring, and swimming. At night, I'd look at the stars through a telescope. I'd read and write every day, too. I'd probably have a massage therapist in every day. The fresh air, sunshine, beautiful surroundings, and local healthy food would feed my body and soul, and I would be peaceful and content. (And I'd never want to leave!)