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  • I got a bit distracted by the idea of primal fudge...


    But honestly I don't understand how people who are clearly overweight and unhealthy think they can dole out advice!
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    • "I don't know how she does it! She'll work through 14, 18 hr days in the field on only 2 small meals and then wolf down a huge plate o' dinner. The only reason she eats breakfast and lunch is because I 'stop work' [meaning no work can be done until the problem has been resolved] and we leave for food. She doesn't even eat grains either! I have NO clue where her energy comes from."
      -coworker, on the phone with his girlfriend, talking about working with me.
      Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, steak in one hand, chocolate in the other, yelling "Holy F***, What a Ride!"
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      • @naiadknight, that's hilarious, lol.

        I don't understand how skinny people think they can dole out advice to overweight people on how to lose weight when they've never actually been fat and had to lose weight.

        I get the feeling that a lot of the 'CW moments' mentioned on the past few pages wouldn't have happened if people weren't actively bringing up their diets to their co-workers. It's great to want to spread the message and all, but it can make people defensive and that's why they say stupid shit.

        Anyway, here's my CW moment: I was talking on the phone with my mother yesterday and she said that she was finishing up a walk and was going to Subway afterward. I said that's not very healthy (I've been talking to my mother for a long time about stopping eating wheat), and she clarified that it was for her sister, who was visiting, who became vegetarian last year and only eats grains, lentils, and vegetables. Not much weight lost, but she did develop a bunch of health problems. *sigh*

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        • On Saturday I was eating at a restaurant with friends, a burger and bar food type place. I was pretty excited to see they had a "Burger without a bun" plate, it came with mashed potatoes and a vegetable. I politely asked if I could substitute the potatoes for another vegetable.

          My choices... Corn, Black-eyed Peas, Beans
          "Canned food is a perversion,' Ignatius said. 'I suspect that it is ultimately very damaging to the soul."
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          • Was hanging out by the pool yesterday (getting some Vitamin D) with a friend who has been trying to lose weight for most of her life...she asked me about Primal living and then proceeded to say--"So, how is that different from Atkins and Atkins isn't healthy? That diet (meaning Primal) just can't work for everyone." I was like, "I just explained how it is different". DUHHHH! And YES, it can work for everyone!" Puh-leeez. Ugh.
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            • Hi Miriam,

              I'v heard this sort of thing over and over and over (yes - 3 overs for this one!) along with the other typical parrot phrases like 1) you shouldn't skip meals 2) eat a big breakfast - it'll help you lose weight, 3) eating all that fat is going to make you fat 'cuz you are what you eat 4) you need carbs for energy in the morning since you haven't eaten for 8 (gasp!!) hours.

              Usually I look at the particular specimen expousing this to me and consider the source. They are funny though! I love to see their expressions when I don't follow their lead then they ring their little bell (Primal dog is not a Pavlov Dog). Yes it is a no win argument with them because like most fanatics they have been indoctrinated with the typical Dogma (auugh! bad dog word) of the High Priests of CW.

              Last week we had a company wide meeting for lunch and they supplied the food and beverages (oh goody). You guessed it. There wasn't a SINGLE thing that I could eat. They had your typical hoagie bread sandwiches with the usual sulfited lunch meats, corn chips, doritos, potato chips, pringles, and high fructose corn syrup soda. Nothing else. I was half expecting them to top it off with donuts. Everyone stared when I refused to put a plate of that "food" in front of me. Me? I love it when they get that look on their face! Made an hour and a half meeting fun!

              Korgs are funny. I like them though - they taste like chicken!
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              • Originally posted by PrimalDog View Post
                Hi Miriam,

                I'v heard this sort of thing over and over and over (yes - 3 overs for this one!) along with the other typical parrot phrases like 1) you shouldn't skip meals 2) eat a big breakfast - it'll help you lose weight, 3) eating all that fat is going to make you fat 'cuz you are what you eat 4) you need carbs for energy in the morning since you haven't eaten for 8 (gasp!!) hours.

                Usually I look at the particular specimen expousing this to me and consider the source. They are funny though! I love to see their expressions when I don't follow their lead then they ring their little bell (Primal dog is not a Pavlov Dog). Yes it is a no win argument with them because like most fanatics they have been indoctrinated with the typical Dogma (auugh! bad dog word) of the High Priests of CW.

                Last week we had a company wide meeting for lunch and they supplied the food and beverages (oh goody). You guessed it. There wasn't a SINGLE thing that I could eat. They had your typical hoagie bread sandwiches with the usual sulfited lunch meats, corn chips, doritos, potato chips, pringles, and high fructose corn syrup soda. Nothing else. I was half expecting them to top it off with donuts. Everyone stared when I refused to put a plate of that "food" in front of me. Me? I love it when they get that look on their face! Made an hour and a half meeting fun!

                Korgs are funny. I like them though - they taste like chicken!
                YES! I hear them all the time as well. I mean from people I consider intelligent. I used to love things where you got free food - now I dread it cos I know that there will be nothing I can eat. In fact we got a free lunch the other week at work and it was exactly like the one you got. I refused it. People also have this thing like they have to eat in case they never get to eat again - like pre-emptive eating.

                Today I went to the gym and worked hard. I was peckish after so I ate some nuts but still managed to spend three hours in the kitchen cooking my work meals for the week without eating half of them while they were cooking (which is what I used to do a lot!). I credit the fried chicken with a ginger n chilli pawpaw salad I ate for brekkie. I don't dare to tell people I eat stuff like that for brekkie cos they will keel over and think I am crazy. People are obsessed with brekkie, like there are only certain things you are allowed to eat for breakfast (not curry for instance which I have had) and are obsessed with blo*dy OATS!!! SPIT!!

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                • A couple of moments:

                  1) my father in law has slightly raised cholesterol. He tried low fat for a month and then the doctor put him on statins. I've explained to him more then a few times how cholesterol works and how if gives up grains/sugar for a month he can reduce the small LDL/trigs and increase HDL and large LDL. He thinks I'm totally out of my mind.

                  2) While I was at dinner with my father in law with the high cholesterol he is eating cake and asking my why gluten is bad for him. He actually knows that gluten causes problems for him but he doesn't care.

                  3) I have a friend who believes that the only thing that matters is calories. He told me that egg whites and whole grains are low in fat and calories and have helped millions of people lose weight. He said it's his goal to prove me wrong. He says what's the difference if it's low fat or high fat as long as it's low carbs? He runs on the treadmill every night and counts the calories burned.

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                  • My friend was telling me that she was experiencing some inexplicable bloating and digestive problems. "What do you think I should do?" she queried. I just tossed it out there, "Try quitting grains for a week and see what happens."

                    I bumped into her a week later and she said, "Thanks for the advice! My bloating is gone! I didn't eat grains at all for the whole entire week - well, except for my morning muffin and toast..."

                    Baby steps, I guess?

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                    • but the reduction helped? well, it's a start which might lead her to think a little about it.
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                      • My husband eats mostly primal at home, but still has bread whenever he wants, eats cereal if he feels like it, that sort of stuff, but he has lost 20 lbs already and I heard him say to someone recently that we are on a special diet, so it is creeping into his way of eating and even into what he prefers now.
                        Karin

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                        He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose. - Jim Elliot

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                        • From a professional chef today: "Avocados are horribly bad for you." Me: "Why?" Chef: "They're loaded with Weight Watchers points!!"

                          I didn't know WW points were a macronutrient. ?!
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                          • My friend's father has a brain tumor. The doctor told his wife to keep him off sugar (good!). Then he told her "natural" sugar was okay - honey, AGAVE. When I told my friend and her mom that he was right about sugar, because fructose feeds cancer, but he was wrong about honey and agave, because while sugar is half fructose/half glucose, agave actually has more fructose than sugar, they got upset with me, that I would question the cancer doctor.

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                            • Hilliebee

                              Love it looking forward to visiting my MIL and blowing her WW points mind.

                              I also have an avocado story. I find they are convenient as I travel to different schools and the only thing to eat is pizza. Avocados are not Italian. Anyway I cut it open in the cafeteria to eat while my 4 and 5 year olds were having lunch, within a minute I had about 20 kids around the table asking me what I was eating. It was very cute.
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                              • adorable. and i bet you REALLY wanted to share.

                                lol@"weight watchers points"
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