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  • #46
    Thanks Castle, unfortunately I need to know how much I weigh for medical reasons, but there is no reason I can' t continue with once a month after w30.
    Primal since 9/24/2010
    "Our greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat, are within." Miguel de Cervantes

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    • #47
      phooey - blew it! but I'm back on the horse, although I had bkfst late so that might set me up for a food-fest later today.

      The problem (and I'm sorry to vent) but it's my family. They know how I feel about this. They are well intentioned, generous ppl. Well intentioned ppl who are obese and have cancer, arthritis and alzheimers in the family history. One has already survived cancer once!

      So we haven't seen each other since last fall and mom proposes this wknd we meet 1/2 way and have a quick picnic and then drive back to our respective towns. This is great I think and I ask what can I bring from 'the big city' that neither of them has visited in 8+ years.

      Here is what they requested, all from local French bakery:
      4 turkey sandwiches
      2 eclairs
      2 palmier cookies
      1 baguette

      Sigh. And when I got there they insisted I take back w/ me a bag of cheezits and freetos. I couldn't be rude. I can't/don't eat it. They've got their copies of PB from me. And have for the last month done IF 2x a week -- I hold out hope!

      “you aren't what you eat - you are what you don't poop.” Wavy Gravy

      Today I am Fillyjonk. Tommorow I will be Snufkin.

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      • #48
        Sheesh, that's frustrating, but honestly, particularly if you plan to continue to carry on for longer than 30 days, or if it is not your first W30, that should just be a minor blimp. And congrats on distributing PB to your folks!
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        When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.

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        • #49
          spk
          why would refusing to take food you don't eat be rude? are you throwing it in the garbage anyway? returning it to the store? surely you aren't eating it, so why take it?
          I guess I don't understand why it is not rude for people to push us into taking something we don't want/cant use/don't need, but it is rude to refuse to accept something that is garbage.

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          • #50
            I bought cashews today - and ate a few too many. I know why I don't have them around - they are a serious food with no brakes for me. I left the container in the car so I wouldn't eat more while doing stuff around the house!
            These past 30+ days have been really eye-opening. There are foods that I will NEVER eat again, and I will question ingredients even more than before. I always read labels, but now I will be suspicious of what is NOT said. I recently called a company that makes fish-oil capsules, because "no soy" is NOT on the label, but there is no soy listed in the ingredients. So the guy tells me there is "ultra-refined" soy in the capsule. What the heck is that? So I am thinking of opening the caps and pouring the oil onto salads, since I cant return it.
            I wonder why they don't have to mention the soy? Those disclaimers about shared equipment are on all kinds of products, why not gel-caps? Good grief!

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            • #51
              ** I should say they are not THE problem, they are A problem. What they eat shouldn't be of impact on me but it is and I see from others it is too.

              Originally posted by HopelessDreamer View Post
              spk
              why would refusing to take food you don't eat be rude? are you throwing it in the garbage anyway? returning it to the store? surely you aren't eating it, so why take it?
              I guess I don't understand why it is not rude for people to push us into taking something we don't want/cant use/don't need, but it is rude to refuse to accept something that is garbage.
              As for the not refusing the garbage -- They are giving ppl and come from way of being that does not take well to No thanks. In fact, that usually gets them puffed up, offended and I have to answer a host of ??'s, all of which lead back to me asserting that I, in fact, judge how they eat.

              You know that's what happens. It becomes less about my choice and all about what my choice says about theirs. Otherwise, they wouldn't be offended. Believe me, if someone knew a way to handle the parental dance, I take that lesson in a nano sec!

              (I agree w/ your suggestion that it's rude of pushers to push)

              “you aren't what you eat - you are what you don't poop.” Wavy Gravy

              Today I am Fillyjonk. Tommorow I will be Snufkin.

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              • #52
                Ok, last bit of that family story - the main reason, beside seeing each other, of the picnic was for eggs. Yes, eggs.

                I had mentioned my farmer seemed to not be caring for her birds, since I noticed the shells were getting thinner. Like paper thin, which equals a deficiency in their diet. And mom mentioned her neighbors had so many eggs they were tossing them. Can you believe!!? So she offered to bring some to me and I said I'll take 3 dzn. Wham bam I'm dreaming of egg dishes.

                Fast forward to the end of our visit, post-carb bomb. And as we're preparing to drive each our own way, mom tosses this out the window:

                "honey, I'm interested in finding a good energy drink. Can you help me figure that out?"

                Not one to let things go, she calls me at home after the drive back and presses me on how "don't I remember how her Dr. said to take an energy drink if she feels dehydrated or depleted and how there are so many on the market..." I calmly said, "just because the Dr. points you to product on a shelf and doesn't know the ingredients of said product, isn't always the best solution. I'd say lets reverse this approach and look at what causes the tiredness before trying to wake up the body w/ essentially caffeine."

                She sighed and said "sure, I suppose." What drives me bananas is she is a lifelong LPN. A nurse! Who I learned from to ??? everything! And frankly, she's given up.

                Blah. I am done hijacking this thread w/ family drama. Going to drown myself in some coconut cream right now. =)

                “you aren't what you eat - you are what you don't poop.” Wavy Gravy

                Today I am Fillyjonk. Tommorow I will be Snufkin.

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                • #53
                  I'm in! I'm a few days late but I guess I could just run into July a bit.

                  I have a bbq I'm going to later so hopefully I can keep on track. My first outting with SAD food.
                  You are an animal on this planet and the rules of engagement are non negotiable.

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                  • #54
                    "honey, I'm interested in finding a good energy drink. Can you help me figure that out?"
                    Well, you can always say 1 L of water, 1 half of juice from organic lemon and a pinch of Himalayan salt.... Mixed daily, kept in a thermos.

                    So I am thinking of opening the caps and pouring the oil onto salads, since I cant return it.
                    I am tossing mine away. I have had it with the chocking and fishy burping and I found the cod liver cans in own oil, a tsp of that is gonna serve me just fine, me thinks and it tastes nice, plus it's so rich more than that will not go down! Kindda like chocolate of fish world.
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                    • #55
                      Is it to late to join in? I have been lurking in the background for awhile now and have lost 7kg but can not kick the sugar cravings and scoff chocolate everyday. Maybe this will give me the kick THAT I NEED to break the habit and and lose my last 5kg.

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                      • #56
                        ^Not too late. Jump in anytime.

                        Day 3 went fine for me. Feeling good.
                        Primal since 9/24/2010
                        "Our greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat, are within." Miguel de Cervantes

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                        • #57
                          Oh oh oh!!! I didn't know this was here!!

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                          • #58
                            I did actually start on the 1st but was halfway through the day when I realised that I was supposed to be going to my best friends for dinner, and guess what was for dinner? Chinese. I just thought, bugger it, I'll start tmrw, and stuffed myself and Chinese and 3 glasses of champagne and a piece of choc cake. Oh how my tummy rebelled the next morning. I also haven't had coffee since last week as well as I always drank it with milk and sugar and I've had headaches for 2 days.
                            So day 2 started out really well and then ended with my brother making a yummy chicken and choritzo stew, but he put in a 1/4 cup of flour to thicken it up. So all up in a huge slow cooker that would feed about 6 people, I didn't get much of that flour at all and I picked out the butter beans. I was stressing about having to start over, but Paula made me get over it and move on. Lol
                            Was so good today too although I feel like I've been starving all day. I had scrambled eggs for bfast with a bit of ham and tomato and then went off to work with no snacks. My favourite Lindt balls were sitting in the back office and I didn't have any!! But by 1pm I was starving! Came home and had steak and veges for lunch and some almonds I think.
                            At dinner it was chevups and veges and chevups have bloody sugar in them!!! I would never have thought that. Wondering if that's why I'm not craving sugar so badly and my stomach is still gurgling away. After dinner I also had a handful of macadamia nuts and a spoonful of coconut oil.
                            Rounded off the day with a cup of jasmin green tea. Why on earth am I still hungry?

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                            • #59
                              And what's this about no bacon?

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                              • #60
                                Hi folks!

                                Most bacon available commercially has some stuff added to it, nitrites, celery salt, what have you. That makes it a food that could trigger problems, hence it is not used during W30. I cure my own bacon in the good old Eastern Europenian way, with just salt, pepper, garlic etc, and I use it during W30 if I feel like it.

                                My demand for sleep keeps increasing. I have to adjust my schedule in a hurry. I am so used to barely able to sleep 6 hours, that the need to sleep for 8 hours now comes as a surprise. So, I did a radical step to skip the gym this morning and sleep the heck in. Went for a walk to the library before work, starting work at 7 am. Sweet cravings are going down, none in the morning, just in the evening.

                                And the gum paste class was great I guess I will be making a fancy Canada Day cake this year for the office, lol.
                                My Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread57916.html
                                When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.

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