MeadowLily

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    MeadowLily reacted to ShannonM816 in ADHD meds, whole30, self doubt   
    I agree with what missmary and Loulabelle have said. 
     
    I'd also point out that we seem to have a different standard for meds for psychological issues than for meds for other issues, which is just silly. I've never contemplated not taking my blood pressure medicine just to see if W30 is enough to keep it under control without the medication -- why would you do that with your medication? (This isn't judgment of any kind, believe me -- I used to take antidepressants and while I've been off of them for a few years now and would certainly prefer not to take them anymore because I hope never to feel the way I felt when I finally broke down and asked my doctor about them, I do understand better now than I did back then that needing them was not some kind of moral failing on my part, it was just my brain needing some help to function the way it's supposed to, just like my body needs help now keeping my blood pressure where it's supposed to be.)
     
     
    This sentence also stood out for me in your post. I recently read an article in the Wholesome newsletter (a free biweekly Whole30 newsletter) that was written about people altering their W30 to make it harder, but I think it speaks to your point here too.
     
     
    Basically, a Whole30 is hard enough without going out of your way to make it harder, and going off a med that is improving your health would be going against the basic premise of a Whole30, which is to improve your health. 
     
     
     
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    MeadowLily got a reaction from SpinSpin in The crazy things people say   
    Oh Mercy, My.   You two are on a roll and it is hilarious.  Hey, it's Friday night.  I'm glad we're having some fun.  
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    MeadowLily reacted to JulieP757 in The crazy things people say   
    Good food is my #1 expense.  It is about priorities  I don't eat out much, so there are savings there.
     
    My aunt "But Special K is good for you".  Um - no it's not.
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    MeadowLily reacted to Eetzurbrainzz in The crazy things people say   
    On a much less ranty note, my favorite reaction when people ask about my "diet" is: "Oh, I could never do that."  I usually just smile a pained smile and think, "Oh, you definitely could...you just don't want to."  I want to tell them not to sell themselves short; they're certainly capable!
     
    Another thing I thought was funny was how surprised people were at how much I spend on groceries every week.  I got the eyebrow raise, and "What??!! You spend $165 for 2 people??? I spend just over $100 for a family of four..." We tried explaining how we fill our cart with fresh veggies and good proteins.  Also when you do the math, it's just under $25 a day, which I really don't think is horrible, especially since we're eating three huge delicious meals every single day.  Just priorotize your budget!
     
    I also didn't bother mentioning that $165 is actually a cheap week for us...
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    MeadowLily got a reaction from SpinSpin in The crazy things people say   
    Oh Mercy, My.   You two are on a roll and it is hilarious.  Hey, it's Friday night.  I'm glad we're having some fun.  
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    MeadowLily got a reaction from SpinSpin in The crazy things people say   
    Oh Mercy, My.   You two are on a roll and it is hilarious.  Hey, it's Friday night.  I'm glad we're having some fun.  
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    MeadowLily reacted to ladyshanny in The crazy things people say   
    They also paint all humans with the same brush (cut carbs, lose weight) and they forget to mention "Cut carbs, lose your mother effing mind for 2 weeks a month, nearly get divorced, have high anxiety, lose focus, wicked headache, oh we're sorry, women actually need carbs but screw your physical needs, LOSE WEIGHT."
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    MeadowLily reacted to Eetzurbrainzz in The crazy things people say   
    I just saw an Atkins commercial that really ticked me off...it was advertising "candies" so that people who "missed indulging" on their sweets could satisfy (fall victim to) their cravings.  The commercial ended with some stupid slogan like "Cut carbs...lose weight."  Really????  I guess it's just after all I've learned about being healthy from Whole30, stuff like this just really gets under my skin.  First of all, they're wrong about cutting carbs altogether, but it's also horrible that they're pushing these sugar-alcohol laden, chemically formulated balls of garbage on these poor misguided people.  Oh, sure, you'll lose some weight, but you'll be spending some "quality" time with your toilet!  Those rotten things wreck your system.  I'd rather be pudgy than be sick from eating fake "diet" candy.  People need to wake up and educate themselves about what they're doing to their bodies. 
     
    End rant.  Thanks for reading.
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    MeadowLily got a reaction from Munkers in The crazy things people say   
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    MeadowLily reacted to goldenangel23 in The crazy things people say   
    I was eating breakfast at work (veggies and a compliant chicken sausage) and a co-worker comes in covered in brownies, looks at my plate and says 'A hot dog?  I don't feel so bad about brownies for breakfast now!'
     
    Um... That is not *quite* the same.  Then she proceeds to say that she doesn't like veggies, but mine always smell so good.  She's more of a fruit (or brownies) girl...
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    MeadowLily reacted to Maureen Boyle in The crazy things people say   
    I was out with some friends yesterday and one pointed out that there was a cauliflower steak on the menu.  I replied that it came with beans, so I couldn't have it.  She keeps kosher, so se said, "oh... like Passover.... for a MONTH???  Are you crazy?"
     
    I was hoping to convince my friends to try the Whole 30 this fall, but I'm pretty sure I've lost Rachel already.
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    MeadowLily reacted to ChiggerCane in ChiggerCane Rising From Failure   
    Thanks for visiting Sue - yes, I like the rising from failure.  Not sure if you read my starting post/explanation - but to sum it up - failure is (can be) a good thing.  you learn things, you get stronger.  You learn to rise - sometimes over and over again.  I rise again everyday it seems sometimes...LOL.  And yes - the LOL is a very important part of life.  And no matter where you go - there you are..
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    MeadowLily reacted to Whole30Sue in ChiggerCane Rising From Failure   
    The title of your thread caught my attention. I recently listened to a podcast interview of a Jesuit priest named Fr. Greg Boyle who has made strides in helping young gang members in Los Angeles. Helping them leave the gang life and head down a new path. A massive and important undertaking, for sure. It took many mistakes before he found a system that is working. He stated something that caught my attention. It is not a pretty quote. It ends in a preposition. He said that "Anything worth doing is worth failing at."
    I have failed at attempts at improving my health many times, but have decided that it is worth it. Worth failing over and over again. Starting over and over again, until I get there. Wherever "there" is. So I encourage you to keep at it!! Best wishes. Congrats on colonoscopy results!
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    MeadowLily got a reaction from Espie in The crazy things people say   
    "I always thought you could stand to lose some weight"   Did you NOW?!
     
    "I think people who 'diet' age really quickly in the face"
     
    There are some people who only want us around to make themselves feel better about  bad eating habits.
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    MeadowLily reacted to ChiggerCane in ChiggerCane Rising From Failure   
    Been out of town the last few days.  Some 'off' eating that needs to be tightened up.  Lots of walking.  LOTS.  Hips are a rather irritated at the moment, but can't decide whether it's the excessive walking or a combo of walking and food.
     
    Bought a couple magazines to browse on the plane today.  Found some exercise plans that have inspired me. 
     
    Tomorrow - back to better eating, more water, getting back into a routine. 
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    MeadowLily reacted to SpinSpin in The crazy things people say   
    LOL Biba--we tried cereal with our little guy when he was that age, and all he did was push it right back out (we even did delayed feeding) and so we said okie dokie, and off to avocado and zucchini for him and never looked back. He doesn't even KNOW what cold cereal is! or hot for that matter--he has never had it and we have never had an issue with him not having enough iron. Stick to your guns mama! 
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    MeadowLily got a reaction from Britishgal in The crazy things people say   
    I have a family reunion next summer.   A relative asked me if I'll be showing off..not eating what they do.   Really?  Really?   
    I have relatives who prefer it when everyone is eating unhealthy foods. It enables their habits.
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    MeadowLily reacted to Maureen Boyle in The crazy things people say   
    BF:  What are you eating?
    me: Scrambled eggs, sauerkraut and sweet potatoes
    BF:  Huh.  And you don't even flinch.
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    MeadowLily got a reaction from Espie in The crazy things people say   
    "I always thought you could stand to lose some weight"   Did you NOW?!
     
    "I think people who 'diet' age really quickly in the face"
     
    There are some people who only want us around to make themselves feel better about  bad eating habits.
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    MeadowLily reacted to Renee Lee in Fibromyalgia/Chronic Fatigue   
    Pomme, take it one step at a time. The basic Whole30 template is sufficient for most. I'd do it as written, them reevaluate at the end of the month to see if trying the AIP is necessary
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    MeadowLily got a reaction from Maureen Boyle in The crazy things people say   
    "I'm on on the wine diet, so far I have lost 2 days."
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    MeadowLily reacted to Rachael2288 in Best Pork Chop of your LIFE   
    No problem slw600!
    Ingredients:

    4 boneless pork chops (size can vary, if they are REALLY big add more of each below)
    2-3 tbsp olive oil or ghee
    2-3 tbsp apple cider vinegar
    2-3 tbsp spicy brown mustard or dijon
    2-3 tbsp coconut aminos (if not paleo/Whole30 sub soy sauce or tamari)
    1 tbsp Frank's Red Hot (optional)
    1/2-1 tbsp minced garlic
    salt and pepper

    Directions:
    Put pork chops into a 1 gallon ziploc bag and add all ingredients except salt and pepper.
    Mix well until the chops are all coated and place in refrigerator for at least 1 hour, up to 24 hours (mine was about 3 hours)
    When you are ready to cook them heat a tablespoon or two of ghee (clarified butter, coconut oil) in a large pan and heat over medium-high heat until shimmering
    Generously salt and pepper both sides of the chops and place them in the pan
    Cover with a lid and set timer for 5 minutes
    Once timer goes off, carefully flip them to sear the other side (be careful of hot oil!) for 5 minutes
    Once the timer goes off, remove the chops to a plate and tent tin foil over the top for 5 minutes or so to let the meat rest and stop the juices from flowing
    *** This last step is important because if you just cut into them all the tasty juices will run out and your chops with be dry, and like we discussed before, no one likes a dry chop!
    I like to plate the chops and then pour some of the juices back over the top for extra juiciness and flavor
    ENJOY!
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    MeadowLily reacted to Shine99 in Best Pork Chop of your LIFE   
    This was really delicious, thanks for sharing!
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    MeadowLily got a reaction from ladyshanny in Gastric Bypass Surgery   
    There's no dairy, legumes, wheat or other grains like corn, rye, barley, no soybeans.   No smoothies or green drinks.
     
    If you can eat proteins, vegetables (cooked is preferred), good dietary fats, fruits...you can do this.  Can you eat things like avocado, clarified butter, olive oil, macadamia nut oil, lard, bacon?
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    MeadowLily reacted to cclark23 in Gastric Bypass Surgery   
    I eat about 3 ounces of meat with a few veggies for general meals. For breakfast it's 1/2 cup of cottage cheese with berries. I can eat 2 slices of pizza in a sitting if I chew slowly. It's been 7 years since my surgery.