mrstrudo

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    mrstrudo reacted to kirkor in What A Serving of Eggs Looks Like   
    Am I doing this right?
     

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    mrstrudo got a reaction from captainninjapeters in Well Fed Pad Thai   
    Well Fed is the best cookbook ever.
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    mrstrudo got a reaction from captainninjapeters in Well Fed Pad Thai   
    Well Fed is the best cookbook ever.
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    mrstrudo got a reaction from captainninjapeters in Well Fed Pad Thai   
    Well Fed is the best cookbook ever.
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    mrstrudo got a reaction from captainninjapeters in Well Fed Pad Thai   
    Well Fed is the best cookbook ever.
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    mrstrudo got a reaction from captainninjapeters in Well Fed Pad Thai   
    Well Fed is the best cookbook ever.
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    mrstrudo got a reaction from captainninjapeters in Well Fed Pad Thai   
    Well Fed is the best cookbook ever.
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    mrstrudo got a reaction from captainninjapeters in Well Fed Pad Thai   
    Well Fed is the best cookbook ever.
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    mrstrudo got a reaction from captainninjapeters in Well Fed Pad Thai   
    Well Fed is the best cookbook ever.
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    mrstrudo got a reaction from Contessa in Official 1/1/13 Start Group   
    I'm really happy to see this thread! I find a general chat thread is nice to keep tabs on others who are in the same boat as you without going into the full detail of a daily log
    This is my 3rd Whole30 and I feel bound and determined to actually finish this one. My previous two were more like a Whole29 and a Whole18!
    I also just signed up to take my first ever CrossFit class this saturday. I'm scared, but excited!! A good excuse to make some sweet potato hash... so long as I work hard enough to earn a recovery meal
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    mrstrudo reacted to Contessa in Official 1/1/13 Start Group   
    Well done @mrstrudo! What a bold step. As John Cage says, "There's nothing we really need to do that isn't dangerous." I think the fact that it feels scary is a very positive sign.
    I joined a Crossfit gym in October and have been loving it. Have never been an athlete, just "kinda-sorta" fit. The Crossfit workouts definitely feel like a big step up from just going to the gym on my own. It has been rewarding to watch my body change and to experience the feeling of strength that comes from doing the workouts. I hope you have a terrific experience on Saturday.
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    mrstrudo reacted to Robin Strathdee in First time Crossfit   
    I adore this. Simply adore it.
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    mrstrudo got a reaction from Contessa in Official 1/1/13 Start Group   
    I'm really happy to see this thread! I find a general chat thread is nice to keep tabs on others who are in the same boat as you without going into the full detail of a daily log
    This is my 3rd Whole30 and I feel bound and determined to actually finish this one. My previous two were more like a Whole29 and a Whole18!
    I also just signed up to take my first ever CrossFit class this saturday. I'm scared, but excited!! A good excuse to make some sweet potato hash... so long as I work hard enough to earn a recovery meal
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    mrstrudo got a reaction from captainninjapeters in Well Fed Pad Thai   
    Well Fed is the best cookbook ever.
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    mrstrudo reacted to Tom Denham in Beginning Athletes?   
    Your definition of athlete may be too narrow. My CrossFit gym is full of all shapes and sizes of athletes. Some are fire breathers (conventional definition of athletes), but most are not.

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    mrstrudo got a reaction from Contessa in Official 1/1/13 Start Group   
    I'm really happy to see this thread! I find a general chat thread is nice to keep tabs on others who are in the same boat as you without going into the full detail of a daily log
    This is my 3rd Whole30 and I feel bound and determined to actually finish this one. My previous two were more like a Whole29 and a Whole18!
    I also just signed up to take my first ever CrossFit class this saturday. I'm scared, but excited!! A good excuse to make some sweet potato hash... so long as I work hard enough to earn a recovery meal
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    mrstrudo reacted to StuffIMakeMyHusband in Whole30 OAMC freezer menu   
    I hope that it is okay to post a link to my site; I thought that this might help some folks out. I was introduced to the concept of once-a-month cooking (OAMC). The idea is that you spend one day cooking a month's worth of meals that you freeze. Then you barely have to cook for the rest of the month. I thought it would be perfectly suited for the Whole 30. I mean, it's easy to stay on track if your freezer is already loaded up with yummy meals. So I devised an OAMC menu and posted it here: http://blog.stuffimakemyhusband.com/p/whole30-oamc-freezer-menu.html There are directions for grocery shopping, cooking, freezing, and re-heating.
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    mrstrudo reacted to Derval in Newfoundlanders? Venting and advice/help.   
    If you want to do it you will find a way, if you don't you will find excuses. You need to decide.
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    mrstrudo reacted to luvbnhealthy in Newfoundlanders? Venting and advice/help.   
    I am not trying to be rude here, but something else seems to be going on with you. Did you read the moderators post? He gave you excellent advice. You have to do the best you can with what you have available. Is rabbit ok? Of course because it is wild. It doesn't matter if it's red meat or not...it's meat - something you can have on Whole30. By eating the Whole30 way, you will detox your body in the correct way. If you haven't read the book, I suggest you purchase a copy. It's the best thing you will ever do for yourself.
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    mrstrudo reacted to Tom Denham in Newfoundlanders? Venting and advice/help.   
    The Whole9 is very clear in saying that food choices are more important than food quality. The Whole30 does not require organic, grass-fed, or free-range food. You can eat factory-farmed, genetically modified, sprayed-with-pesticide-foods and improve your health.
    You can eat healthy and improve your health shopping at almost any crappy grocery store. If I was trying to become notorious as a blogger, I would report on a week of eating with food bought only from WalMart. You don't need organic, grass-fed, free-range anything to eat good. Organic, grass-fed, and free-range is good, but not required. Just eat meat, good fat, and veggies and you will have a better life.
    Around here, there are only a few measures of food that we use. The most important is a portion of protein the size of the palm of your hand. You should eat at least one palm-size portion of protein at every meal, but you can eat two palm-size portions if you are hungry. When it comes to eggs, you can/should eat as many as you can hold in one hand. Every meal should include a measure of fat as big as your thumb. As to veggies, you should fill your plate with them after you have loaded on your portion of protein. That is all the measuring the Whole9 endorses. Eat like this at least three times per day and eat more meals if you are hungry.
    Maybe I will do a WalMart Whole30 or at least a WalMart Whole7 to prove it can be done.
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    mrstrudo reacted to Robin Strathdee in Daycare is Forcing Us to Feed our 13 Month Old Crap (long rant)   
    Robin -
    I totally feel for you in this situation. Our town is about 3x the size of yours (population) and there are only 3 daycares in town I would even consider letting my children near. If it were me, I would feel like my only option is to go higher in the chain. Part of the issue is that they (probably) get a government reimbursement for each meal (in compliance with USDA guidelines) they feed each child. Money is hard to argue with.
    Stay the good guy, remind them how much she loves her teachers and how appreciative you are of the environment, but don't compromise just for their convenience. Get a doctors note saying no dairy and no gluten (that's what I do for my girls), make it very clear that you are happy to pack her food ready to eat and clearly labeled, and then refuse to back down. If the media in town will listen, tell them your story! Even if folks don't agree with your dietary philosophy, they are always willing to jump on the parental autonomy bandwagon. Make it clear that you're willing to do whatever it takes for the health of your daughter - physically and socially.
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    mrstrudo reacted to missmary in Daycare is Forcing Us to Feed our 13 Month Old Crap (long rant)   
    go over the director's head. seriously.
    It's hard to be a trailblazer, but it's the right thing to do.
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    mrstrudo reacted to Robin Strathdee in gallbladder out   
    My experience is very similar to TrayS, only a little more recent. I had mine out 2 years ago following a string of serious attacks. The docs said my gb was borderline, but recommended taking it out and - lo and behold! It was black and yucky. I'm not saying that to encourage you to have it removed, just as a note that life can and does go on normally without it.
    Is it better to keep all your parts - yeah, probably - but sometimes they break and that's okay too.
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    mrstrudo reacted to Donna in On our way to Whole30 success!   
    okay jumping in tomorrow.....can't begin to tell you how bad I've been for 2 weeks straight. Off the wagon completely. Starting clean tomorrow and hoping to get support here!
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    mrstrudo got a reaction from Derval in eggplant?   
    I love babaganoush! http://whatthisfoodieeats.com/smoky-babaganoush/ If you have a high speed blender like a Vitamix you can just use sesame seeds instead of tahini.
    I'm also a huge fan of an Indian eggplant dish calls Baingan Bharta. I'm still trying to find a great recipe that comes close to the deliciousness of my local Indian restaurant. Something like this should get you started: http://www.manjulaskitchen.com/2009/10/09/baingan-bharta-eggplant/
    Eggplant boats are fun too: http://whatthisfoodieeats.com/eggplant-boats/ Skip the cheese on top!