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  • Originally posted by Alex Good View Post
    What a waste. Hollandaise sauce is meant to be eaten on steamed broccoli.
    you must be a yankee.j/k
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    • Originally posted by Alex Good View Post
      What a waste. Hollandaise sauce is meant to be eaten on steamed broccoli.
      Silly Alex. Hollandaise is meant to be eaten on everything when available.
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      • Originally posted by MadelynMc View Post
        That was my first instinct, too. But I think I'm too afraid of what might be in it! Sugar? Corn something? "Flavors?" There's no telling. My mom bought me some organic half and half when she was in town because she used mine (no biggie I was switching to coconut creamer anyway). The container looked fairly innocuous until I flipped it over. It had like 10 ingredients. Why in the world would there be corn syrup in half and half? It boggles the mind.
        I've been lucky in that they've been purchasing containers with ingredient labels. No sugar or corn syrup solids for me, but there is carob/xantham/guar gum and maltodextrin. Should be okay, right?
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        • Actually ironically I've come pretty much full circle from Chinese CW to American CW, and now almost back to Chinese CW.

          When I was little, I never really cared about what I ate. I liked to eat a Warhead or Whopper every now and then, but candy was really severely limited, but I didn't really care for it that much unless it was in front of me. Once in a while it'll be a bag of potato chips, but that was really rare. But otherwise I ate food typical of the Chinese CW because that's how my mom cooked. Breakfast would ideally have been maybe some milk, rice and/or some other meat and eggs, or maybe fruit. Lunch would be rice and some sort of leftover meat and vegetables. I could only eat packaged ramen once a month or so, and that was my junk food. Dinner would be rice and some sort of fresh meat and fresh vegetables. The only thing wrong with the meat/vegetables was that it would be sauteed in vegetable oil (minimally), but my mom was good at using meat fat at the same time as cooking vegetables, so more meat fat would ultimately end up being consumed than oil. And maybe a scant amount of added sugar. My carbs were pretty much all rice and fruit, and I probably ate at most 200g carbs in a day.

          When I hit college, I bought into the "whole grain" and 100 calorie pack thing. Being an athlete, I was convinced carbs were good, so I ate probably up to 400g carbs every day in wheat bread, oatmeal, and dry cereal (and fruit!). Only used vegetable oil because I was a cheap college student not willing to buy olive oil, and very sparingly. Lots and lots of tofu. Although I was really good about eating lots of vegetables and a moderate amount of meat/eggs. When I came home my mom got really angry at me because she said that all the fiber I was telling her that was good for me was actually screwing up my digestive system. I also got angry at her for adding so much meat fat and oil to everything. We argued a lot on what we ate because I thought she was ignorant for being Asian and not have anything backed up by American science, even though I pretty much felt like crap every day maintaining the same weight lol.....

          It's so interesting how I'm eating in the style back to pretty much what my mom made me eat before, with rice and fruit being my only carbs. I'm supposed to be limiting dairy and nuts like she did, but I am still working on that. Thank God she instilled in me a patience to do cooking Chinese style, since I still buy my vegetables fresh and most of my meat fresh, with a knowledge of what looks like a good piece of fruit and what fish looks too old to buy. So can I give it a yay for at least Chinese CW?
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          • I work in an Internal Medicine (more PC to say than 'geriatric') clinic. Seeing as how the average age of our patients is somewhere in the mid- to high 60's, the pharmaceutical companies just LOVE to bring in breakfast and/or lunch and schmooz the providers. I've made no bones about wandering into the break room, scoping out the spread, sighing, then turn my back with "nothing today that I can eat" and heading back to my desk and breaking out the carrots and nuts.

            I've had some who point out the 'low fat' salad dressing, the 'lite' lunch meats, the whole grain granola that is supposed to be mixed into the sugar-laden yogurt along with the occasional serving of ~~GASP~~ fresh fruit!!

            Fortunately, this usually leads to a discussion with the rep regarding PB and how it works for me. Most declare that nobody really eats this way, and they're wanting to please the greatest crowd... and that the docs all "want" the CW crap. I acknowledge their 'cleverness' by pointing out that if MORE people ate 'my' way, they'd be out of a job and their employers out of business!
            Last edited by CattyB; 09-10-2011, 07:58 PM.
            Started 7/5/11 at 274 lbs
            Now 214 -- that's 60 lbs!
            Goal 160 lbs -- last time there was in junior high!


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            • Originally posted by spakesneaker View Post
              My cousin just asked me what toppings I wanted on pizza, and when I said I didn't want any pizza, she said, "It's okay, there's no fat on it... you can just remove the cheese."
              Then you say, "Why yes I will remove the cheese. And then I will eat it. Would you like my crust?"

              Originally posted by sixpack-rc View Post
              I was playing golf yesterday with a guy who said he is a health care provider. I think that meant he is a nurse.
              lol, I read that and my mind immediately spat back "murse".
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              • My DH isn't primal and likes to poke fun at the amount of fat and meat his thin, small framed wife is eating, while he's eating his oats. I eat him under the table and wave butter at him. He's good natured and it's all in fun. He likes to say I'm on "The Gaffigan Diet" and we both say in high pitched unison laughing..."baaaaaaaacccccooon!"

                Gaffigan's bit on bacon is funny whether you believe in CW or primal.

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                • Gots me several to share:

                  Last week; My 2 co-workers and I pitch in and get French Vanilla coffee creamer (my one BIG, almost daily cheat) and CoWkr #2 comes in with a tiny bottle stating "I didn't get the big bottle like you usually get 'cause they didn't have it in fat-free..." Thus ruining the only redeeming aspect of indulging in this atrocity at all. (I bought my own and am freely sharing, but won't trust her with my $$ any more -- also using FullFat coconut milk more and more frequently! )

                  Just today - extended family picnic; Hubbie's elderly aunt was diagnosed IBS/celiac/sumthin' and has been GF for 2 years. When she saw us (and heard the barest bit, including "no grains") she promptly chimes in with "But there are so many GF breads/cereals/mixes out there! Some of them don't even taste too bad -- that's what you kids should buy!"

                  This is one that I've not seen referred to at all on this thread (and I've just finished reading all 162 pgs!); I mentioned that taking cooler showers (as Mark recommends) means that, with autumn approaching - and a couple of cold mornings last week - I don't feel like I'm freezing my hoo-hoos off as I step out from under the tepid water ~~~ added bonus to the other bennies! A 50-ish co-worker gaped at me and said "You should ALWAYS take showers in the hottest water you can stand! How else are you going to kill off all the bacteria on your skin?" (<--boiled CoWkr, anyone??)

                  Finally, a bit of SUCCESS!!
                  Since I'm an observant-type being, It's hard to miss that a lot of the weight-loss 'plans' or 'systems' out there are all about "tricking" the body into loosing poundage while letting you eat what you want (ie Alli et al), I've put a "maybe they'll understand if I put it this way" slant to my sermon regarding fats;

                  "You have to TRAIN your body to see it's own fat as a fuel. The only way to do this is to
                  1) Eliminate as many carbs from your diet as possible so that the body doesn't have access to the 'easy energy' it's used to getting every 2-4 hours.
                  2) Since the body is accustomed to dietary energy direct from food, you NEED to eat a fair amount of saturated, healthy fats and oils so that the body says "oh well, guess I gotta get energy from what she/he just ate".
                  3) Fats/meat protein/fresh, real food stays with the body longer, so to train the body to use it properly, you must eat less frequently -- no snacking -- until you actually start feeling hungry again."

                  ...I go on from there if I have the time ~ using my own example of 37 lbs in 9 weeks as proof ~ and some of the folks are starting to see the light (although this layman's explanation isn't the whole story by a long shot! ). I may soon have some converts at work....once they get over that "oh I just CAN'T give up my bread/pasta/chips".
                  Last edited by CattyB; 09-11-2011, 11:07 PM.
                  Started 7/5/11 at 274 lbs
                  Now 214 -- that's 60 lbs!
                  Goal 160 lbs -- last time there was in junior high!


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                  • Me: Baby, you eat your pork chop.
                    Small Cousin: No!
                    Me: It's good protein! Yum!
                    Sister: He ate his rice and beans, that was totally protein. *places oreo fudge brownie dessert in front of him*
                    Me: *fucking speechless*

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                    • Originally posted by CattyB View Post
                      Fortunately, this usually leads to a discussion with the rep regarding PB and how it works for me. Most declare that nobody really eats this way, and they're wanting to please the greatest crowd... and that the docs all "want" the CW crap. I acknowledge their 'cleverness' by pointing out that if MORE people ate 'my' way, they'd be out of a job and their employers out of business!
                      There's some truth to this in that these foods are made to be hyperpalatable. That said....

                      I bet if that rep bought a wheel of cheese, a log of summer sausage, a basket of fruit, and a sharp knife, it'd be gone by the end of the day. Unfortunately, those things aren't cheap. Repurposed, highly engineered wheat products are.

                      I was very proud of my little band of techie co-workers the other day. I buy the snacks (and yes, I buy the crap -- because that's what they ask for), but I also try and buy some "good" snacky stuff. I put out five pounds of plums one day, thinking I'd be the only one to eat them. Nope. They were gone in less than 24 hours!

                      Personally, I've stopped snacking since going primaleo. But if it kept someone from eating a fistful of pretzels, I'm happy.
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                      • Originally posted by onalark View Post
                        I was very proud of my little band of techie co-workers the other day. I buy the snacks (and yes, I buy the crap -- because that's what they ask for), but I also try and buy some "good" snacky stuff. I put out five pounds of plums one day, thinking I'd be the only one to eat them. Nope. They were gone in less than 24 hours!

                        Personally, I've stopped snacking since going primaleo. But if it kept someone from eating a fistful of pretzels, I'm happy.
                        After Irene and we lost power for 3 days... it cleaned all the junk food out of the fridge. Problem solved!!!
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                        • "You should ALWAYS take showers in the hottest water you can stand! How else are you going to kill off all the bacteria on your skin?"
                          Oh. my. :headspinning: So even showers have to be antibacterial now?

                          Do you think s/he ever stopped once to think about whether the temperature of even the hottest shower is capable of killing any bacteria at all?
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                          • The lab my students did today involved cookies (yeah, I know- was not even tempted though). My para was oooing and ahhhing and bemoaning the calories if she just had one. She asked if I had had any and I replied that I don't eat flour and sugar. She was speechless. She said but what DO you eat and I told her meat and some veggies, very little fruit because it sparks the sweet tooth. She said, but how do you LIVE without bread???!!! My reply? I eat VERY well.

                            LOL
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                            • Hehe.

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                              • I love those commercials!

                                But I think I dated Mr Indecisive Food Orderer Guy, and now I live with Mr SPF 80 Sunblock Wearer Guy.

                                Crap, my life is turning into a Bud Light commercial!
                                Last edited by RitaRose; 09-12-2011, 08:52 PM.
                                Durp.

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