Loulabelle

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    Loulabelle got a reaction from jmcbn in Day 31 & a mixed bag of results   
    Things are still going fantastically! Since my last update I spent almost 3 weeks travelling around South Africa where it was surprisingly easy to stay compliant. We Braai'd mostly so lots of delicious meat and veggies cooked over wood fires. When we stayed in catered places I did have to resort to a pile of bacon & avocado for breakfast a couple of times but the bacon there is very thick & meaty therefore could count as protein. Biltong, which is sort of similar to beef jerky but much better, was a god send for the long drives we had to do so I never went hungry. 
     
    I still feel wonderful eating the majority of my meals W30 style, my skin is great, my mood is fantastic despite a couple very stressful events & I'm still losing weight. I'm now the lightest I have been in 15 years! I don't obsess about what I weight though as it does fluctuate up and down a little but my belly is again flat and my clothes are all too big. I jump on the scale occasionally out of interest more than anything and also as a bit of an experiment in fluctuation, it really does yo-yo up and down depending on time of day, month or whatever. The obsession that we have with the number in that little window is such an evil thing, why should we allow that to determine how we feel about ourselves? We are all so much more than that. 
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    Loulabelle got a reaction from cottagequeen in In tears at the grocery store.....   
    Have you thought about coming at this from the other side and prioritising yourself a bit more so you have time to feed yourself properly and not have to eat in your car? Obviously I have no idea about the distance from your home to work to the school etc but from what you have written you seem to be the bottom of your priority list, maybe you could make yourself more important to you? 
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    Loulabelle got a reaction from jmcbn in Day 31 & a mixed bag of results   
    Things are still going fantastically! Since my last update I spent almost 3 weeks travelling around South Africa where it was surprisingly easy to stay compliant. We Braai'd mostly so lots of delicious meat and veggies cooked over wood fires. When we stayed in catered places I did have to resort to a pile of bacon & avocado for breakfast a couple of times but the bacon there is very thick & meaty therefore could count as protein. Biltong, which is sort of similar to beef jerky but much better, was a god send for the long drives we had to do so I never went hungry. 
     
    I still feel wonderful eating the majority of my meals W30 style, my skin is great, my mood is fantastic despite a couple very stressful events & I'm still losing weight. I'm now the lightest I have been in 15 years! I don't obsess about what I weight though as it does fluctuate up and down a little but my belly is again flat and my clothes are all too big. I jump on the scale occasionally out of interest more than anything and also as a bit of an experiment in fluctuation, it really does yo-yo up and down depending on time of day, month or whatever. The obsession that we have with the number in that little window is such an evil thing, why should we allow that to determine how we feel about ourselves? We are all so much more than that. 
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    Loulabelle got a reaction from shii in Day 31 & a mixed bag of results   
    OK now I have a real problem. I got my winter clothes up from the cellar and all my dresses that I love to wear are way too big for me! Since my last update I have dropped more weight and at least another 4cm off my waist; my UK size 12 clothes no longer fit me. I'm going to have to look at getting a lot of my clothes taken in 
     
    This week I have met up with people I have not seen in years and the compliments I received on how good I look, not just physically but mentally were rather flattering to my ego  . Everyone said separately how happy & content I look and those were the best compliments of all! I put that down to the food I eat making me feel so damn good. 
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    Loulabelle got a reaction from jmcbn in Day 31 & a mixed bag of results   
    Things are still going fantastically! Since my last update I spent almost 3 weeks travelling around South Africa where it was surprisingly easy to stay compliant. We Braai'd mostly so lots of delicious meat and veggies cooked over wood fires. When we stayed in catered places I did have to resort to a pile of bacon & avocado for breakfast a couple of times but the bacon there is very thick & meaty therefore could count as protein. Biltong, which is sort of similar to beef jerky but much better, was a god send for the long drives we had to do so I never went hungry. 
     
    I still feel wonderful eating the majority of my meals W30 style, my skin is great, my mood is fantastic despite a couple very stressful events & I'm still losing weight. I'm now the lightest I have been in 15 years! I don't obsess about what I weight though as it does fluctuate up and down a little but my belly is again flat and my clothes are all too big. I jump on the scale occasionally out of interest more than anything and also as a bit of an experiment in fluctuation, it really does yo-yo up and down depending on time of day, month or whatever. The obsession that we have with the number in that little window is such an evil thing, why should we allow that to determine how we feel about ourselves? We are all so much more than that. 
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    Loulabelle got a reaction from jmcbn in Day 31 & a mixed bag of results   
    Things are still going fantastically! Since my last update I spent almost 3 weeks travelling around South Africa where it was surprisingly easy to stay compliant. We Braai'd mostly so lots of delicious meat and veggies cooked over wood fires. When we stayed in catered places I did have to resort to a pile of bacon & avocado for breakfast a couple of times but the bacon there is very thick & meaty therefore could count as protein. Biltong, which is sort of similar to beef jerky but much better, was a god send for the long drives we had to do so I never went hungry. 
     
    I still feel wonderful eating the majority of my meals W30 style, my skin is great, my mood is fantastic despite a couple very stressful events & I'm still losing weight. I'm now the lightest I have been in 15 years! I don't obsess about what I weight though as it does fluctuate up and down a little but my belly is again flat and my clothes are all too big. I jump on the scale occasionally out of interest more than anything and also as a bit of an experiment in fluctuation, it really does yo-yo up and down depending on time of day, month or whatever. The obsession that we have with the number in that little window is such an evil thing, why should we allow that to determine how we feel about ourselves? We are all so much more than that. 
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    Loulabelle got a reaction from jmcbn in Day 31 & a mixed bag of results   
    Things are still going fantastically! Since my last update I spent almost 3 weeks travelling around South Africa where it was surprisingly easy to stay compliant. We Braai'd mostly so lots of delicious meat and veggies cooked over wood fires. When we stayed in catered places I did have to resort to a pile of bacon & avocado for breakfast a couple of times but the bacon there is very thick & meaty therefore could count as protein. Biltong, which is sort of similar to beef jerky but much better, was a god send for the long drives we had to do so I never went hungry. 
     
    I still feel wonderful eating the majority of my meals W30 style, my skin is great, my mood is fantastic despite a couple very stressful events & I'm still losing weight. I'm now the lightest I have been in 15 years! I don't obsess about what I weight though as it does fluctuate up and down a little but my belly is again flat and my clothes are all too big. I jump on the scale occasionally out of interest more than anything and also as a bit of an experiment in fluctuation, it really does yo-yo up and down depending on time of day, month or whatever. The obsession that we have with the number in that little window is such an evil thing, why should we allow that to determine how we feel about ourselves? We are all so much more than that. 
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    Loulabelle got a reaction from cottagequeen in In tears at the grocery store.....   
    Have you thought about coming at this from the other side and prioritising yourself a bit more so you have time to feed yourself properly and not have to eat in your car? Obviously I have no idea about the distance from your home to work to the school etc but from what you have written you seem to be the bottom of your priority list, maybe you could make yourself more important to you? 
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    Loulabelle got a reaction from cottagequeen in In tears at the grocery store.....   
    Have you thought about coming at this from the other side and prioritising yourself a bit more so you have time to feed yourself properly and not have to eat in your car? Obviously I have no idea about the distance from your home to work to the school etc but from what you have written you seem to be the bottom of your priority list, maybe you could make yourself more important to you? 
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    Loulabelle got a reaction from cottagequeen in In tears at the grocery store.....   
    Have you thought about coming at this from the other side and prioritising yourself a bit more so you have time to feed yourself properly and not have to eat in your car? Obviously I have no idea about the distance from your home to work to the school etc but from what you have written you seem to be the bottom of your priority list, maybe you could make yourself more important to you? 
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    Loulabelle got a reaction from cottagequeen in In tears at the grocery store.....   
    Have you thought about coming at this from the other side and prioritising yourself a bit more so you have time to feed yourself properly and not have to eat in your car? Obviously I have no idea about the distance from your home to work to the school etc but from what you have written you seem to be the bottom of your priority list, maybe you could make yourself more important to you? 
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    Loulabelle got a reaction from cottagequeen in In tears at the grocery store.....   
    Have you thought about coming at this from the other side and prioritising yourself a bit more so you have time to feed yourself properly and not have to eat in your car? Obviously I have no idea about the distance from your home to work to the school etc but from what you have written you seem to be the bottom of your priority list, maybe you could make yourself more important to you? 
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    Loulabelle got a reaction from cottagequeen in In tears at the grocery store.....   
    Have you thought about coming at this from the other side and prioritising yourself a bit more so you have time to feed yourself properly and not have to eat in your car? Obviously I have no idea about the distance from your home to work to the school etc but from what you have written you seem to be the bottom of your priority list, maybe you could make yourself more important to you? 
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    Loulabelle got a reaction from cottagequeen in In tears at the grocery store.....   
    Have you thought about coming at this from the other side and prioritising yourself a bit more so you have time to feed yourself properly and not have to eat in your car? Obviously I have no idea about the distance from your home to work to the school etc but from what you have written you seem to be the bottom of your priority list, maybe you could make yourself more important to you? 
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    Loulabelle got a reaction from cottagequeen in In tears at the grocery store.....   
    Have you thought about coming at this from the other side and prioritising yourself a bit more so you have time to feed yourself properly and not have to eat in your car? Obviously I have no idea about the distance from your home to work to the school etc but from what you have written you seem to be the bottom of your priority list, maybe you could make yourself more important to you? 
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    Loulabelle got a reaction from cottagequeen in In tears at the grocery store.....   
    Have you thought about coming at this from the other side and prioritising yourself a bit more so you have time to feed yourself properly and not have to eat in your car? Obviously I have no idea about the distance from your home to work to the school etc but from what you have written you seem to be the bottom of your priority list, maybe you could make yourself more important to you? 
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    Loulabelle got a reaction from cottagequeen in In tears at the grocery store.....   
    Have you thought about coming at this from the other side and prioritising yourself a bit more so you have time to feed yourself properly and not have to eat in your car? Obviously I have no idea about the distance from your home to work to the school etc but from what you have written you seem to be the bottom of your priority list, maybe you could make yourself more important to you? 
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    Loulabelle got a reaction from cottagequeen in In tears at the grocery store.....   
    Have you thought about coming at this from the other side and prioritising yourself a bit more so you have time to feed yourself properly and not have to eat in your car? Obviously I have no idea about the distance from your home to work to the school etc but from what you have written you seem to be the bottom of your priority list, maybe you could make yourself more important to you? 
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    Loulabelle got a reaction from CJPdub in Non-Bitter Coffee   
    Bitter coffee is normally caused by burning it. Check the temperature at which you are brewing and try to make it a couple of degrees cooler. Also good beans make a big difference, if you can go to a local specialist coffee supplier and get your beans from them rather than using mass produced beans that are burned by default.
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    Loulabelle got a reaction from CJPdub in Non-Bitter Coffee   
    Bitter coffee is normally caused by burning it. Check the temperature at which you are brewing and try to make it a couple of degrees cooler. Also good beans make a big difference, if you can go to a local specialist coffee supplier and get your beans from them rather than using mass produced beans that are burned by default.
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    Loulabelle reacted to ultrarunnergirl in Cured meat as 'toxic as smoking' - your thoughts??   
    Here's a closer look at the details they don't mention:
     
    http://www.zoeharcombe.com/2015/10/world-health-organisation-meat-cancer/
     
    Perhaps most eye-catching in the article: "the baseline for the processed meat eaters showed that they were far less active, had a higher BMI, were THREE TIMES more likely to smoke and almost TWICE as likely to have diabetes. This makes processed meat a MARKER of an unhealthy person, not a MAKER of an unhealthy person."
     
    The study also relied on subjects to report how often they ate what, which is notoriously unreliable.
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    Loulabelle reacted to derpydawg in 50% Weight Reduction in 1 year, 8 months   
     
     
    I started off doing a Whole 30 back in February of 2014.  I weighed about 450lb and had a 68" waist.  As of now I'm down to about 220 and I wear 40-42" pants, depending on how they fit.  I celebrated this milestone by buying the ultimate ex-fatty car, a 15 year old Miata.  I couldn't imagine sitting in this thing a year ago.
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    Loulabelle got a reaction from missmary in Cured meat as 'toxic as smoking' - your thoughts??   
    For me the source of the meat is important in this debate. If you know where your meat has come from, what it has been fed and importantly not fed, what are the curing ingredients etc then I personally believe there is no harm in eating cured meats. Another reason to support local farmers and buy direct.  
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    Loulabelle got a reaction from missmary in Cured meat as 'toxic as smoking' - your thoughts??   
    For me the source of the meat is important in this debate. If you know where your meat has come from, what it has been fed and importantly not fed, what are the curing ingredients etc then I personally believe there is no harm in eating cured meats. Another reason to support local farmers and buy direct.  
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    Loulabelle got a reaction from missmary in Cured meat as 'toxic as smoking' - your thoughts??   
    For me the source of the meat is important in this debate. If you know where your meat has come from, what it has been fed and importantly not fed, what are the curing ingredients etc then I personally believe there is no harm in eating cured meats. Another reason to support local farmers and buy direct.