Alisonlcarver

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    Alisonlcarver got a reaction from Carlaccini in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    You know someone is doing a Whole 30 when they want to make mayonnaise with an immersion blender but they don't want to wake up their husband who is sleeping in the apartment bedroom adjacent to the kitchen, so they go to the second bedroom, close the door, then go into the bathroom, close the door, and make their loud mayonnaise within the confines of the bathroom.
    I may have just done this...
    What! I needed a mayo fix!
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    Alisonlcarver got a reaction from mwaller in Profile Image Issues   
    Is this the reason why pictures can also not be posted in post replies, too? I started having an issue with this yesterday out of the blue.
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    Alisonlcarver got a reaction from mwaller in Profile Image Issues   
    Is this the reason why pictures can also not be posted in post replies, too? I started having an issue with this yesterday out of the blue.
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    Alisonlcarver got a reaction from Carlaccini in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    You know someone is doing a Whole 30 when they want to make mayonnaise with an immersion blender but they don't want to wake up their husband who is sleeping in the apartment bedroom adjacent to the kitchen, so they go to the second bedroom, close the door, then go into the bathroom, close the door, and make their loud mayonnaise within the confines of the bathroom.
    I may have just done this...
    What! I needed a mayo fix!
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    Alisonlcarver reacted to Munkers in BREAKING: dietary cholesterol isn't bad   
    I was excited to talk with a coworker yesterday when she told me that her doctor was advising her that her cholesterol problems were related to sugar consumption, not fat. Made me hopeful that conventional wisdom is catching up.
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    Alisonlcarver got a reaction from Carlaccini in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    You know someone is doing a Whole 30 when they want to make mayonnaise with an immersion blender but they don't want to wake up their husband who is sleeping in the apartment bedroom adjacent to the kitchen, so they go to the second bedroom, close the door, then go into the bathroom, close the door, and make their loud mayonnaise within the confines of the bathroom.
    I may have just done this...
    What! I needed a mayo fix!
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    Alisonlcarver got a reaction from Carlaccini in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    You know someone is doing a Whole 30 when they want to make mayonnaise with an immersion blender but they don't want to wake up their husband who is sleeping in the apartment bedroom adjacent to the kitchen, so they go to the second bedroom, close the door, then go into the bathroom, close the door, and make their loud mayonnaise within the confines of the bathroom.
    I may have just done this...
    What! I needed a mayo fix!
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    Alisonlcarver reacted to Tom Denham in What about egg beaters liquid eggs?   
    Like Miss Mary said, No! No to the Frankenfood.
    During a Whole30 we want you to eat real food. Egg Beaters is not real food, it is processed food. Even if they did not contain added sugar, they would not be good enough for your Whole30 menu. Egg Beaters are a good example of what processed food is... Most of what your body is hungry for is found in egg yolks. Egg Beaters strip out the yolks, thus removing most of the nutrition and vitamins. Oops. So they add vitamins back into Egg Beaters. However, our bodies don't make use of supplements as well as vitamins within real food. Nature delivers what we need better than a scientific laboratory. And science labs deliver only a fraction of what nature does. You see, science labs add a few things they know we need, but real food delivers a host of things that science does not understand. The advertising liars tell you that Egg Beaters give you all the good stuff with none of the bad stuff, but it ain't true.
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    Alisonlcarver reacted to gatork in The crazy things people say   
    This is my favorite one line ever posted in this forum. I don't understand people's obsession with bread either!
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    Alisonlcarver reacted to juju in The crazy things people say   
    "salad is not a food!"
    wha-what? I still wonder what they think salad is.
    One of my favorites was a vegetarian co-worker who was drinking a Diet coke and eating Fritos and a hostess cupcake told me that the grassfed steak on my salad would give me colon cancer. I looked at her lunch and then at mine and said "that is a risk I am willing to take."
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    Alisonlcarver reacted to Flynn in The crazy things people say   
    "Fruit will make you fat" - a fat coworker who doesn't eat fruit.
    "I could never eat as much as you" - a fat coworker who eats lean cuisine every day
    "How do you eat so much chocolate and stay so fit?" - random coworker
    and my favorite..."that's the biggest salad I've ever seen"
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    Alisonlcarver reacted to kirkor in What A Serving of Eggs Looks Like   
    Am I doing this right?
     

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    Alisonlcarver reacted to Tom Denham in Day 29 and just a little amazed at myself...   
    Not stepping on the scale is not a suggestion. It is a rule. Something that we have found to be important through experience with 1000s of people. You were not an exception. You short-changed yourself by weighing. You let the scale guide your behavior and you did not learn important lessons that you still need to learn. I am glad that you had a positive experience over all, but frustrated that you did not fully engage with the Whole30 process. 
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    Alisonlcarver reacted to ladyshanny in Day 29 and just a little amazed at myself...   
    Hi Murraygold, sorry that you feel that Tom's answer was shaming.  I don't agree that it was at all.  He stated some truths without flowery language that are, perhaps, not sitting well with you.
     
    The Whole30 is very clear.  Follow all the rules for 30 days and you have done a Whole30. Break a rule and you have not.  Weighing is a rule.  The mere fact that you do not believe it was "in you" to not weigh yourself for 30 days is a clear sign that you are allowing yourself to be ruled by a $20 piece of plastic.  Were you not, you would have had no problem putting it aside for 30 days.  This is not meant to be condescending or rude, just the truth that we have experienced with thousands of members.  You aren't the first person to have trouble with the scale, that's why it's a hard rule of the Whole30.  
     
    Whether you allowed the scale to dictate your behaviour is only yours to know....but you obviously have a deep seated need to know what that number is and the only way to really understand "WHY" for yourself is to give it up for 30 days.  That is why Tom says you short changed yourself.  As women in this crazy, social media, everything on display culture that we live in are taught that our value and our worth in the world is directly linked to our size, weight, body shape, physical appearance.  The smaller we are the more we believe and are told that we deserve love and happiness and I'm sorry, that is just bullshit.  You don't need to know your body's physical gravity response every day, you really don't.  The fit of your clothes, the deepness of your sleep, your skin, hair, eyes and heart know if you are on the right track.  
     
    It may seem a silly rule; don't weigh. Until you really look at why that is part of the Whole30 and then it makes perfect sense.  Breaking up with sugar and breaking up with scale are given the same importance in this program.
     
    Finally, as I said, you are not the first person to ever feel overwhelmed by the idea of not weighing yourself every day, you're not.  But for every single person who struggled through 30 days of wishing that they could stand on the scale but digging deep and breaking that addiction/pattern, allowing someone to claim victory when they blatantly disregarded the rules isn't right.  It's not fair to stand and say that whatever you do that's better than it was before is a successful Whole30 because it's simply not true and it's discourteous to those that actually did follow the rules.
     
    I'm sorry that you didn't like Tom's response, he is our resident "no bullshit" expert and tends not to sugar coat anything.