Renee Lee

Moderators
  • Content Count

    1990
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

    9

Reputation Activity

  1. Like
    Renee Lee got a reaction from Suzy in The crazy things people say   
    I cannot imagine my life on 800-900 calories. My in-training breakfasts were regularly over 1000 (not that i would know, because i would NEVER count my calories)
  2. Like
    Renee Lee reacted to Connie H in The crazy things people say   
    While I realize that the purpose of this forum is to poke fun at "other" people who say stupid things, I must confess my own bent towards stupidity. Before starting my Whole 30 (I am on my second one; I relapsed pretty badly ) I realized how insane and pompous my behavior towards certain "unhealthy" foods was too. For instance, "Oh no, I don't eat avocados. They are too fattening. I'll just have the queso with my chips, thank you very much!" Or how about this one: "No bananas. They are too high in carbohydrates and are bad for you. I'll have a cup of ice cream instead. Oh, make that ice cream and Fritos. Yeah, that's better!" Fortunately one day, I heard myself say these things (out loud ) and then looked in the mirror and said to myself "You're an idiot".
  3. Like
    Renee Lee got a reaction from missnikka28 in Weight Loss?   
    Nikka, follow the meal templates. Are you using 1-2 thumbs of oil per meal? Are you eating 1-2 palms of protein? Yes? You're fine.
  4. Like
    Renee Lee got a reaction from Rachael2288 in Weight Loss?   
    Danielle, first of all, losing 105lbs doing ANYTHING is awesome, so congratulations!
    I know you know that this isn't about weight loss, but let me just reiterate:
    This isn't about weight loss. Seriously. This is about changing your relationship with food. Regardless of where you are with your weight loss goals, the most important thing here, for the next 30 days is to stop/fix/change obsessive behavior and stressing about food. Food SHOULDN'T DO THAT TO PEOPLE!
    Take the 30 days and trust the meal templating guidelines. Do NOT try to outsmart them. M&D have built them with their audience's number 1 goal in mind, even though that's not the point. Thinking you know better is a surefire way to sabotage yourself and your goals.
    Focus on enjoying your food and not worrying about every calorie. Stop counting points!
    Go for some walks, lift something heavy.
    RELAX!
  5. Like
    Renee Lee got a reaction from Rachael2288 in Weight Loss?   
    Danielle, first of all, losing 105lbs doing ANYTHING is awesome, so congratulations!
    I know you know that this isn't about weight loss, but let me just reiterate:
    This isn't about weight loss. Seriously. This is about changing your relationship with food. Regardless of where you are with your weight loss goals, the most important thing here, for the next 30 days is to stop/fix/change obsessive behavior and stressing about food. Food SHOULDN'T DO THAT TO PEOPLE!
    Take the 30 days and trust the meal templating guidelines. Do NOT try to outsmart them. M&D have built them with their audience's number 1 goal in mind, even though that's not the point. Thinking you know better is a surefire way to sabotage yourself and your goals.
    Focus on enjoying your food and not worrying about every calorie. Stop counting points!
    Go for some walks, lift something heavy.
    RELAX!
  6. Like
    Renee Lee got a reaction from Rachael2288 in Weight Loss?   
    Danielle, first of all, losing 105lbs doing ANYTHING is awesome, so congratulations!
    I know you know that this isn't about weight loss, but let me just reiterate:
    This isn't about weight loss. Seriously. This is about changing your relationship with food. Regardless of where you are with your weight loss goals, the most important thing here, for the next 30 days is to stop/fix/change obsessive behavior and stressing about food. Food SHOULDN'T DO THAT TO PEOPLE!
    Take the 30 days and trust the meal templating guidelines. Do NOT try to outsmart them. M&D have built them with their audience's number 1 goal in mind, even though that's not the point. Thinking you know better is a surefire way to sabotage yourself and your goals.
    Focus on enjoying your food and not worrying about every calorie. Stop counting points!
    Go for some walks, lift something heavy.
    RELAX!
  7. Like
    Renee Lee got a reaction from wheresanita in Where is the guidance on reintroducing Alcohol?   
    whatever you do, don't reintroduce alcohol with a gluten containing beverage. (beer, many vodkas, rye whiskeys, etc)
    Cider is awesome
  8. Like
    Renee Lee got a reaction from wheresanita in Where is the guidance on reintroducing Alcohol?   
    whatever you do, don't reintroduce alcohol with a gluten containing beverage. (beer, many vodkas, rye whiskeys, etc)
    Cider is awesome
  9. Like
    Renee Lee reacted to Robin Strathdee in The crazy things people say   
    This makes me furious, and I may have called the mother, tbh. My girls came home from school one day (they're 3 and 5) and asked me what calories were and if they were bad. My response was, "No, they're not bad. They're just a measurement grown-ups use to figure out how much energy a food can give their bodies." In our house, where 99% of the food is anytime food, that's all they are.
  10. Like
    Renee Lee got a reaction from Suzy in The crazy things people say   
    I cannot imagine my life on 800-900 calories. My in-training breakfasts were regularly over 1000 (not that i would know, because i would NEVER count my calories)
  11. Like
    Renee Lee got a reaction from Suzy in The crazy things people say   
    I cannot imagine my life on 800-900 calories. My in-training breakfasts were regularly over 1000 (not that i would know, because i would NEVER count my calories)
  12. Like
    Renee Lee got a reaction from Suzy in The crazy things people say   
    I cannot imagine my life on 800-900 calories. My in-training breakfasts were regularly over 1000 (not that i would know, because i would NEVER count my calories)
  13. Like
    Renee Lee got a reaction from Suzy in The crazy things people say   
    I cannot imagine my life on 800-900 calories. My in-training breakfasts were regularly over 1000 (not that i would know, because i would NEVER count my calories)
  14. Like
    Renee Lee got a reaction from Suzy in The crazy things people say   
    I cannot imagine my life on 800-900 calories. My in-training breakfasts were regularly over 1000 (not that i would know, because i would NEVER count my calories)
  15. Like
    Renee Lee reacted to Callan in The crazy things people say   
    Someone in my family who has seemed to be taking my dietary and lifestyle changes very personally, for whatever reason, said to me today: "So, I hate to say this and do so begrudgingly, because that's how I am, but I recently determined that pizza really affects me negatively." She thinks that "pizza wheat" is somehow worse than other wheat, but I'm sure it's just the combo of wheat, low-quality cheese, and industrial oils that is bothering her...
    After she went grocery shopping, she said, "Speaking of having less wheat, I got potato rolls today!"
    Me: "But... Don't those have wheat in them?"
    Her: "Maybe, but not a lot! *checks label* oh... It's the first ingredient."
    Me: *facepalm*
  16. Like
    Renee Lee reacted to Suzy in The crazy things people say   
    Good lord. People come through my line all the time at Trader Joe's, trying to impress me (I guess because I look "natural" and work at TJ's) by telling me they're vegetarians. I also think they do it to see who is in their "tribe" of veggies. And when I say I eat grass fed meats a lot of times they say, "Oh, I do too, sometimes." What? Pick a team, you anemic flip-flopper.
    People are always trying to make other people's eating habits their business. I'm no exception, but I try to wait to be invited before I critique . . . unless they make personal comments about my food choices first, then I do my best to defend my choices and Whole9. There are tons of people who think I'm crazy, but they're mostly fat girls. Ha. Sorry, that was mean.
  17. Like
    Renee Lee reacted to BrianaDell in The crazy things people say   
    I was watching a video from Fox posted on Clothes Make the Girl. The $%^ dietician is going on and on about how a diet with no carbs is unhealthy, nutrient deficient, blah blah blah. AS she's talking about how extremely low-carb paleo is the camera is zooming in on this big veggie plate, a bowl of nuts and fruit and Well Fed's Paleo pad thai.... I'm like, woman, if you are going to go on national TV and bad mouth something, at least do a little cursory research. Just a little.
    PS- If you are in a Kill-All-the-Things day, do NOT watch that video!
  18. Like
    Renee Lee reacted to DocIKY in The crazy things people say   
    Friend holding a large bag of twizzlers: Want one?
    Me: No thanks.
    Friend: Why? You don't like them?
    Me: Insert 3 sentence of explanation of why I won't eat candy.
    Friend holding up twizzler: Here have just one.
    Me: No.
    Friend: wow your tough.
    Later in the afternoon. Received a text from the same friend.
    "didn't make to the gym this afternoon. I have the worst headache."
  19. Like
    Renee Lee got a reaction from Robin Strathdee in Loss of appetite on second Whole30?   
    Karin, have you added anything in on this go around that's different/out of the ordinary for you? Has your activity level changed at all? Has your stress level? Sleep quality?
    There could be a few things going on, but it also could just be that you're more in tune with what your body's telling you it needs this time around. Just adjust your meals as necessary. I find if I eat a large breakfast, I'm not hungry again until 2ish, which works for me...but if you're struggling with feeling hungry, maybe go on the smaller side at breakfast and add some fruit or starches in there?
  20. Like
    Renee Lee got a reaction from Suzy 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
  21. Like
    Renee Lee reacted to Suzy in The crazy things people say   
    A co-worker who has severe central obesity, PCOS, and horrible mood-swings: "Wow, Suz! You look so good! Your pants are baggy you've lost so much weight! And your skin looks incredible. What are you doing to get that way?? I wanna lose weight!"
    I went into the Whole30 and how much I love it, but then I said, "I respect that you're a vegetarian. You can actually modify your diet to make it a little more compliant without eating meat. You would have to give up grains and eat a lot of eggs."
    Me, a couple days later: "I can't tell you how happy I am doing a Whole30. Have you given any thought to it? We can do it together!"
    Her: "I'M NOT DOING YOUR STUPID MEAT DIET! And I think it's really boring to talk about weight all the time!!!"
    Who brought up weight? She did. I just left it alone after that. However, I heard that she's been giving her own version of the Whole30 around my workplace and has gotten several people to think of me as kind of a food nut. Whatevs. I lead by quiet example now, as Melissa has suggested.
    Another thing that bothers me is the people that are really worried that I'm depriving myself and that I can't sustain this kind of effort for long. Soon, they think, I'll binge on cream horns. I'm not saying I haven't slipped, but I've kept my weight off and inflammation down for the most part. I'm learning new things and getting better every week. I love my lifestyle, and that's what counts.
    For the road: Mom: "So there aren't very many foods you can actually eat." Says the woman with only broccoli and spinach in her veggie repertoire.
  22. Like
    Renee Lee reacted to kshacklett in The crazy things people say   
    My Husband: "Hey, look, this vodka is gluten free. Your (vegan) dad can have it"
    Me: Vegan and gluten free are completely different. He's not eating animal products.
    My Husband: So gluten-free doesn't mean anything?!?
  23. Like
    Renee Lee got a reaction from CSB1960 in Don't over think this.   
    I stickied your post, Robin. I think it's a good one
  24. Like
    Renee Lee got a reaction from CSB1960 in Don't over think this.   
    I stickied your post, Robin. I think it's a good one
  25. Like
    Renee Lee got a reaction from Derval in Don't over think this.   
    WRONG E! BANNED!!!!!!!!!!!
    The Irish boyfriend just translated that for me