Renata Sue King-Dewar

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    Renata Sue King-Dewar reacted to Melissa Urban in Disclaimer   
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    Renata Sue King-Dewar reacted to Susan W in Don't over think this.   
    I am not sure where you read occasional fruit. The book simply states you shouldn't eat it alone and you shouldn't eat so much that it crowds other important items off your plate. Do you have a sugar dragon? I do, so I choose to rarely eat fruit. You don't have to eat any if you don't want to. Many consider one to two servings a day to be reasonable.
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    Renata Sue King-Dewar reacted to CSB1960 in Don't over think this.   
    Thanks so much for the post Robin, and thanks Renee for making it a sticky. I will refer to this post often during my whole 30 (and beyond) Today was a stressful day (work for one) and our deep freeze went on the blink! It had our own farm raised beef/pork, I was nearly in tears when I first discovered it but all is well, got a new freezer on order and mother in law had plenty of room in her freezer for our stuffl
    Late this afternoon I was eating some shredded chicken with home made mayo (I was so hungry) and thought Oh crap I'm snacking, but then I realized I had not had lunch because of so many other things going today! I have to remember if I'm truly hungry I need to eat no matter what meal it is. The last couple of days I've been heading into the "over thinking" mode. I was getting annoyed about the mess in my kitchen (looks like a bomb went off) but then I realized I have enough food for several days (meaning I had time for FUN) and I got very happy!
    "Don't over think this" and You don't have to address every food related issue you have, break every bad habit, and shun every food that gives you comfort to succeed with your Whole30 is my new motto!
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    Renata Sue King-Dewar reacted to AngelaG in Don't over think this.   
    Does anyone know what "occasional fruit" means in the guidelines? I'm on Day 4 and have been searching the forums - but haven't found the answer I'm looking for. The program guideline of "x protein, plus x vegetable" per meal makes sense to me - but does occasional fruit mean: Once per day? Once per week? Twice per week? With all of the talk about the "sugar dragon" I just don't want to overconsume fruit in my Whole30 process. Thanks much! :-D
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    Renata Sue King-Dewar reacted to kb0426 in Don't over think this.   
    damn it. I suck today.
    Renée.
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    Renata Sue King-Dewar reacted to Renee Lee in Don't over think this.   
    WRONG E! BANNED!!!!!!!!!!!
    The Irish boyfriend just translated that for me
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    Renata Sue King-Dewar reacted to Derval in Don't over think this.   
    and you need to know if you want to write Irish, we have a fada instead of an accent
    Is Renée cailín álainn
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    Renata Sue King-Dewar reacted to kb0426 in Don't over think this.   
    I fear I am in the camp of someone that just wants to see newbies succeed, but also need to learn when the ST*U.
    Unless I can find a quote from a mod, I will put myself in time out for now.
    Reneé.
    Just doing that because I had to try it .
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    Renata Sue King-Dewar reacted to Robin Strathdee in Don't over think this.   
    Detail oriented? Really? The first I've heard of this nonsense. But really, I do want to practice because it is, y'know, part of your name.
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    Renata Sue King-Dewar reacted to Renee Lee in Don't over think this.   
    I know, right?
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    Renata Sue King-Dewar reacted to Renee Lee in Don't over think this.   
    Depends on whether you're on a mac or a windows machine. Macs are Option + E + [whichever vowel you want to add the accent to]. On a windows machine it's Alt + 0233.
    Not a big deal though. Mox just might be SLIGHTLY detailed oriented, so she made sure to include it when she set up my account.
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    Renata Sue King-Dewar reacted to Robin Strathdee in Don't over think this.   
    Jtandi and wheresanita -
    I am SO GLAD to hear that you guys did what you needed to do to make it through those times. That kind of adaptive thinking and stick-to-it-iveness are evidence of the mindset that gets many first-timers (and even some of us vets) through the rocky first stages. Eventually, you'll get things nailed down. You'll understand your context more and more each day, and planning and preparing will become second nature.
    Amy, Susan, Sharon, Kirsteen, Renee (hey, how do I get your fancy accent to type on here?!), and smacd -
    Thank you for your kind words and for understanding the intent of my post. I really think we've got the best community out there on the interwebs.
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    Renata Sue King-Dewar reacted to Renee Lee in Don't over think this.   
    I stickied your post, Robin. I think it's a good one
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    Renata Sue King-Dewar reacted to wheresanita in Don't over think this.   
    Thank you for this! I worked a rogue night shift this week (between day 2 and day 3 of my W30) and was having some guilt twinges regarding my every 2 hour egg/meat/coconut milk/veggie 'muffin' - but it allowed me to get through the night without having graham crackers and peanut butter (an ICU staff nutritional staple!). It's not what I do on a normal day, but I survived my shift with my W30 intact so it was a victory. I think we are very hard on ourselves sometimes. I was actually feeling GUILTY about the 'egg muffings' because I felt I was 'snacking'. Then I remembered that we hear a lot about context here. And in that moment (or those 12 hours) I was doing what I had to do to maintain my W30. And I felt better. Yay me!!
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    Renata Sue King-Dewar reacted to Kirsteen in Don't over think this.   
    Robin, I'm going to print this out and keep it. You don't have to address every food related issue you have, break every bad habit, and shun every food that gives you comfort to succeed with your Whole30. I love it, love it, love it. thankyou
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    Renata Sue King-Dewar reacted to smacd in Don't over think this.   
    Well said.
    As many of us are at different stages in the journey, what we share on here is what is working for us, and you only learn that by following the rules and paying attention to how you respond. It's amazing how plain your body/mind make it for you if you stop to listen. But you need to start with the rules....
    Good luck everyone!
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    Renata Sue King-Dewar reacted to Sharon Simpson Thumann in Don't over think this.   
    Hoorah! Great post, I am still learning, as we all are, it's a day by day experience.
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    Renata Sue King-Dewar reacted to Susan W in Don't over think this.   
    Great post Robin. I take "the rules" very seriously and feel by following them fully, I get the most that I can from the program. I will start prefacing my comments with "what works or doesn't work for me is...." so that maybe it resonates with someone who also does best by being a stickler but does not discourage someone else who needs a little flexibility inside the guidelines to stick with it the entire 30 days. :0)
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    Renata Sue King-Dewar reacted to Jtandi in Don't over think this.   
    thanks so much for this post! I am on my first whole30 ever (or whole100 if I have my way) and have started to stress out a little bit today. I was actually upset with myself for having 3 pieces of fruit and cashew butter on two different occasions. did I stick to the rules? yes. could my food choices have been better? yes. did I drink diet coke and have cookies for breakfast like I did a week ago? nope. so that is success. I don't want to get discouraged and worry about how I can cook my veggies/meat/whatever.
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    Renata Sue King-Dewar reacted to AmyS in Don't over think this.   
    Woot!!! Beautiful post! Thank you!
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    Renata Sue King-Dewar reacted to Robin Strathdee in Don't over think this.   
    Welcome all newcomers, welcome back vets, and for those of you who never left...welcome to this post.
    I just wanted to pop in here and remind you all to take a deep breath before you dive into all the questions about what you can and can't have. The program guidelines are clear on what you can and can't have (grains, dairy, W30 muffins), but things get a little grey when people start talking about what you should and shouldn't have. Please don't over think think this. You don't have to address every food related issue you have, break every bad habit, and shun every food that gives you comfort to succeed with your Whole30. If you need to you can always extend or repeat the process, and things will get better each time you do. My advice to you is this:

    Stick to the rules like they are your port in a storm (really, they will become that).
    Take the Moderators responses seriously (we know what we're talking about).
    Take community members suggestions as advice from those who came before, but keep in mind they are not the rules and not the Mods. Everyone here is well-meaning, and everyone here wants to see you succeed, but everyone here is at a different place in this journey.
    And finally, take comfort in these words (from Melissa Hartwig, on another forum post):

    Here's the thing (and this is an interesting discussion)... there are Whole30 "rules," which are strict, clearly outlined, and very well defined. No grains - and here are all the things we consider grains. No dairy - and here are all the dairy items excluded. No Paleo-fied food choices, and here's what those look like.
    Then, there are Whole30 suggestions for success. They're not part of the official rules, but they're things that we've seen really help (or harm) people as they move through the program. Fruit smoothies for breakfast - not a good idea. Skipping breakfast - not a good idea. Eating every two hours, all day - not a good idea. These things won't necessarily affect your Whole30 results (although they might), but if we can give you additional suggestions that will make your transition and your program easier and more effective, we're going to give them to you.
    Keep Calm and Whole30 On.
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    Renata Sue King-Dewar reacted to praxisproject in Profile Image Issues   
    Everyone has the same, we're all 0
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    Renata Sue King-Dewar reacted to KathyV in Profile Image Issues   
    Hi StevenJ.  I have the warning under my profile and wondered the same thing.  Glad to know it's nothing personal in that i posted/did something wrong and I would be kicked-off if I did it again.  The funny thing about it was, nobody told me what I did?  So I just ignored it.
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    Renata Sue King-Dewar reacted to StevenJ in Profile Image Issues   
    Thanks for the clarification!
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    Renata Sue King-Dewar reacted to ladyshanny in Profile Image Issues   
    Hi Steven,
     
    The forum has a warning system/points capability but we don't use it.  You can just ignore this, everyone sees it on their own profile but everyone is "0".