MeadowLily

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    MeadowLily got a reaction from ultrarunnergirl in Don't over think this.   
    Raemikky  -  Welcome.
     
    The Whole 30 is 30 days of passing up immediate gratification for long term satisfaction.  To be in the pocket Whole 30 Template is to make the minute by minute, meal by meal and mile by mile choices that will eventually add up to your success.  
     
    There may not be any golden trumpets to mark our good choices.  No cheering crowds  "You Go, Girl!"
     
    Nobody may lavish you with praise.  In fact, none of our friends and family may notice all of the quiet sacrifices we are making in our quiet snackless corners.    When we encounter difficulties...they can be our greatest teachers.
     
    Get back up on your horse and ride like the wind.  If you let it go today or for another year...you'll be one year older when you get back to your original decision to complete a Whole 30.   Compliant without complaints.
     
    Goooooo!!!!!   Today.
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    MeadowLily got a reaction from ultrarunnergirl in Don't over think this.   
    Raemikky  -  Welcome.
     
    The Whole 30 is 30 days of passing up immediate gratification for long term satisfaction.  To be in the pocket Whole 30 Template is to make the minute by minute, meal by meal and mile by mile choices that will eventually add up to your success.  
     
    There may not be any golden trumpets to mark our good choices.  No cheering crowds  "You Go, Girl!"
     
    Nobody may lavish you with praise.  In fact, none of our friends and family may notice all of the quiet sacrifices we are making in our quiet snackless corners.    When we encounter difficulties...they can be our greatest teachers.
     
    Get back up on your horse and ride like the wind.  If you let it go today or for another year...you'll be one year older when you get back to your original decision to complete a Whole 30.   Compliant without complaints.
     
    Goooooo!!!!!   Today.
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    MeadowLily got a reaction from ultrarunnergirl in Don't over think this.   
    Raemikky  -  Welcome.
     
    The Whole 30 is 30 days of passing up immediate gratification for long term satisfaction.  To be in the pocket Whole 30 Template is to make the minute by minute, meal by meal and mile by mile choices that will eventually add up to your success.  
     
    There may not be any golden trumpets to mark our good choices.  No cheering crowds  "You Go, Girl!"
     
    Nobody may lavish you with praise.  In fact, none of our friends and family may notice all of the quiet sacrifices we are making in our quiet snackless corners.    When we encounter difficulties...they can be our greatest teachers.
     
    Get back up on your horse and ride like the wind.  If you let it go today or for another year...you'll be one year older when you get back to your original decision to complete a Whole 30.   Compliant without complaints.
     
    Goooooo!!!!!   Today.
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    MeadowLily reacted to Tom Denham in Confused about date syrup?   
    Let me elaborate.. a syrup made from dates is not acceptable during a Whole30 and a crappy idea at any time because sweetening your food with such a product erodes health. It does not make anything better. Making a puree with dates in order to sweeten your food is maybe 10 percent more acceptable than using a date syrup. You know where 10 percent better leaves you? Ninety percent away from where you belong if you want to be healthy.
     
    The person behind the dessert recipes thinks eating a frozen date helped her during her Whole30. This is not true. Feeding a sugar craving keeps the craving healthy and strong. The Whole30 approach to sugar cravings is to starve them unmercifully until they die. There is no room to negotiate with a sugar craving. They are cunning and powerful. Trying to placate a craving with just a little something has ended many Whole30s prematurely. Don't listen to the soft crowd. Listen to the old timers. Go cold turkey regarding sweetness. 
     
    Let me explain where it really is okay to use something to sweeten your food... when you are making pickles. Here is a good recipe for making quick, refrigerator pickles... Submerge your sliced cucumbers in a mixture of half apple cider vinegar and half apple juice plus spices like salt, garlic, peppercorns, etc and let soak for 12-24 hours. Making pickles is an acceptable time to use a sweetener during a Whole30. Seriously. 
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    MeadowLily reacted to Physibeth in The crazy things people say   
     
    LOL! I really hope you looked at this friend and said with a straight face something like "tasty tasty animals". 
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    MeadowLily reacted to dreamweavers3621 in Gastric Bypass Surgery   
    I know with the bypass, sleeve or band the protein drinks etc are full of sugar. I had the sleeve done and it has been 8 years. i have had to drink the sugary protein and carb drinks for the first year. after that I was able to eat more at a meal. I can now eat most of what a normal person eats. hence why I have gained weight back. The nuturtionst at the gastic center 8 years ago didnt mention this. but I have found that the bypass etc only last for a specific amount of years. if we dont change the way we eat we go right back to what it was we were eating before thinking the bypass will keep us losing weight or maintain. It does not.
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    MeadowLily reacted to Schnauzy in Very bad reaction after reintroducing dairy...   
    The symptoms are gone now since this morning. I'm eating whole30 today and tomorrow (until dinner for my gmas bday). I'll reintroduce dairy some time after. Thank you jmcbn 
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    MeadowLily reacted to jmcbn in Very bad reaction after reintroducing dairy...   
    Gas, nausea & chest pains are fairly common reactions to diary. Back pain does happen along with joint paint, but isn't quite so common. What exactly did you eat? Is this your first dairy reintro?


    ETA: Just read your other post about dining out during reintro & see that you only had whole milk at one meal. The back pain could then be indicative of a lactose intolerance although it seems quite extreme given that you only had a small amount. I'd be inclined to go back to template meals until the symptoms subside (which may well take longer than two days) & then maybe try a mature cheese or natural yoghurt (both lower in lactose) to see if you have a similar reaction.
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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 kimberlyxo 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.