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  • Originally posted by LJH View Post
    Amen to that. My husband suffers almost nightly headaches, often has to bolt from the dinner table to the bathroom, cramps, stomach aches, fatigue, joint pain that wakes him up at night ... the list goes on.

    I've given up suggesting food changes (they're met with hostility) so I make sure we're well stocked with aspirin, Pepto Bismol, Alka-Seltzer and Ben Gay. Makes perfect sense, right?
    Wow, you'd think with all that pain, he'd be happy to try going primal to get some relief. It's easy to get stuck in doing things a particular way, especially when most doctors would tell us to take the Pepto Bismol, aspirin, etc. before ever suggesting that we clean up our diet. Getting rid of my daily headaches and joint pain is why I was drawn to PB. I think it's the gluten that really gives my body trouble. Would your husband be willing to just try out a gluten-free diet for now?
    I'm retraining and strengthening my taste buds, one primal meal at a time.

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    • I recently started seeing this rugby player and the other day while we were waiting for a movie he said he had a tough training session that day and was pretty hungry. He also mentioned that he does the whole eat-every-3-hours thing. So I commented that he’s lucky that he’s able to make some really delicious meals for himself because he has plenty of time in the day (he doesn't work a 9-5, he plays rugby full time, but for far less than 8 hours a day). And he said, “No, all my meals are really boring. Everything delicious is bad for you.” I asked him what he meant and he went with the usual low fat blah blah blah, so I said that fats are actually really important. He said “Well yeah, but only "good" fats and those are not the ones that taste good.” (Which, side note: avocados are generally accepted, even in CW, as “good” and they are fucking delicious. But whatever.) I told him that actually science doesn't back that up, and he said he had years of trial and error the does back it up. I decided to drop it because I realized that this was really not a discussion/argument I wanted to have with him yet. (Only been on a few dates and he is in pretty insane shape already and my experience has shown me that people who are getting results with a routine aren’t likely to change it regardless of the science.)

      Then he ordered two hot dogs a Coke at the concession stand and laughed at me when I said I don’t drink soda.

      Face, I’d like you to meet my friend Palm.
      Last edited by ELizabeth826; 07-14-2011, 11:06 AM. Reason: typos
      No disease that can be treated by diet should be treated with any other means.
      -Maimonodies

      The cure for anything is salt water - sweat, tears, or the sea.

      Babes with BBQ

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      • Originally posted by davem View Post
        I don't think a lot of people actually get the real CW, just the bs bastardizations that filter through a game of telephone from researchers, to dr. phil, to the ears of those who do not know better.
        BINGO, give that man a prize!

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        • Originally posted by Heidi View Post
          Wow, you'd think with all that pain, he'd be happy to try going primal to get some relief. It's easy to get stuck in doing things a particular way, especially when most doctors would tell us to take the Pepto Bismol, aspirin, etc. before ever suggesting that we clean up our diet. Getting rid of my daily headaches and joint pain is why I was drawn to PB. I think it's the gluten that really gives my body trouble. Would your husband be willing to just try out a gluten-free diet for now?
          Not a chance. His whole approach to life is to seek out and embrace any and all things negative. If he got healthy and felt good there would be nothing to whine about 24/7 and then how could he mope around and feel sorry for himself? He's old, and old people are supposed to be tired & sick, right?

          Am I exaggerating? Not even a little bit. That's why I don't waste my time trying. I'm sure his depression is also food-related but he doesn't want that to go away either.

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          • Originally posted by Paleobird View Post
            Oh, I don't know. I was pleasantly surprised by the hospital where I was waiting while my Dad was in surgery recently. (Big HMO) They had a nice salad bar and fruit and nuts and plain yogurt on offer at the cafeteria. It wasn't bad at all.
            Hmm, perhaps it makes all the difference in the world to be able to go down to the cafeteria. I've seen what's sent to my grandparents and parents when they were in recovery, and it is not food. It's beige and semi-solid to start and then as you progressed beige and solid. With a Jell-o cup on the side! My goal: avoid hospital visits as best I can.
            "Fry cracked corn, and I don't care. Leela cracked corn, I still don't care. Bender cracked corn, and he is great! Take that you stupid corn." - Bender Bending Rodríguez

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            • Here is a good one. So on Tuesday I had forgotten my lunch at home so I called up a resturant to order a burger, wrapped in lettuce with a side salad. I had done this before and the lady on the other end has no problem and doesn't bat an eye. On Tuesday someone new answered the phone and here is the conversation.

              Me: Hello I'd like to order a monster burger with no bun wrapped in lettuce please

              Her: Umm what do you mean by no bun?

              Me: Oh they do it for me all the time, hold the bun and wrap the burger in lettuce

              Her: (completely serious) I hope the cooks can remember how to do that.

              Headslap OMG!

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              • In my little corner of the cubicle-farm at work, Friday has become "everybody bring in food to share" day. Today there's donuts, bagels, three kinds of quickbread and two kinds of cookies. Now, I will admit that I've been using this as an excuse to clean out the flour and sugar and whatnot from my cupboard (I loved to bake, still do). However, today I overheard this exchange:

                Co-worker 1: Getting another bagel, huh, Co-worker 2? *sees apparent lack of cream cheese on said bagel* Don't you like cream cheese?

                Co-worker 2: No, not really. Too fattening.

                I swear, if it weren't for this stupid dairy intolerance, I'd go and get a big ol' glob of cream cheese and eat it by itself.

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                • Originally posted by Sudenveri View Post
                  In my little corner of the cubicle-farm at work, Friday has become "everybody bring in food to share" day.
                  Here Friday is ice-cream day. Everybody meets in the conference cube and has bowls of ice cream. Every Friday. Fortunately, it's people in another organization, so I don't feel awkward for declining to join (although I was invited).

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                  • Originally posted by LJH View Post
                    Not a chance. His whole approach to life is to seek out and embrace any and all things negative. If he got healthy and felt good there would be nothing to whine about 24/7 and then how could he mope around and feel sorry for himself? He's old, and old people are supposed to be tired & sick, right?

                    Am I exaggerating? Not even a little bit. That's why I don't waste my time trying. I'm sure his depression is also food-related but he doesn't want that to go away either.
                    Gosh, my aunt was so much like that. She complained regularly about things from 30+ years ago. And if you said something positive, she'd be sure to put a negative spin on it. When she died a few years ago, I felt so bad that I hadn't visited her more often, but her negativity really was a downer and I couldn't handle too much of it.

                    Good luck with your situation. He could still change for the better when you least expect it.
                    I'm retraining and strengthening my taste buds, one primal meal at a time.

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                    • Originally posted by yodiewan View Post
                      Here Friday is ice-cream day. Everybody meets in the conference cube and has bowls of ice cream. Every Friday. Fortunately, it's people in another organization, so I don't feel awkward for declining to join (although I was invited).
                      I bet the people who started that traditional justified it by saying, "Well, at least there's a little calcium and protein with ice cream. Better than Krispy Kreme, no?"
                      I'm retraining and strengthening my taste buds, one primal meal at a time.

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                      • Originally posted by Sudenveri View Post
                        In my little corner of the cubicle-farm at work, Friday has become "everybody bring in food to share" day. Today there's donuts, bagels, three kinds of quickbread and two kinds of cookies. Now, I will admit that I've been using this as an excuse to clean out the flour and sugar and whatnot from my cupboard (I loved to bake, still do). However, today I overheard this exchange:

                        Co-worker 1: Getting another bagel, huh, Co-worker 2? *sees apparent lack of cream cheese on said bagel* Don't you like cream cheese?

                        Co-worker 2: No, not really. Too fattening.

                        I swear, if it weren't for this stupid dairy intolerance, I'd go and get a big ol' glob of cream cheese and eat it by itself.
                        For so many years I believed like your co-worker. Grr, all the lies we're fed!
                        I'm retraining and strengthening my taste buds, one primal meal at a time.

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                        • Originally posted by angorarabbit View Post
                          Regarding a trip to France NEXT summer and my past pastry obsession...


                          DH: you know honey, since you've given up bread what are you going to do when we go to France? you won't be able to any croissants!

                          Me: are you kidding? if I make it to france I'm eating my way through every patisserie I can find. I'll be horribly miserable and bloated and gassy and pimply and probably drunk but you'll just have to deal with me.

                          DH: you'll be drunk?

                          Me: Well since I can only bring one bottle of wine back with me, I'll just have to drink all the wine when I'm there!

                          DH: So I'll be touring France with my fat, drunk and flatulent wife.

                          Me: Exactly!

                          DH: Now THERE'S the wife I married!

                          10 minutes later...

                          Me: Are you calling me a fat drunk?
                          OH lord I can't stop laughing, FANTASTIC

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                          • DUDE. Seriously? Ok, someone (Co-Worker 2, in fact) ordered the humongo-thing of wings from a local chain that's really good (Wings Over [my city], if anyone's familiar). I got all excited when it suddenly arrived, because wings! Tasty wings! Not 100% primal, of course, but a reasonable 20% indulgence on a Friday.

                            And then they turned out to be those breaded boneless blob-things.

                            Feh.

                            Edit: And I realize this is not really a CW moment, but it's a follow-up to my previous post, so eh, here it is.
                            Last edited by Sudenveri; 07-15-2011, 09:40 AM.

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                            • I finally joined the forum so that I could comment on this feed, since I already read it everyday for some good (twisted?) laughs.

                              So my CW moment came the other day at Whole Foods, where I often stop to get food from the salad bar or hot bar when I'm working late. I like that they list the ingredients on everything, and there's enough variety to find something to meet my dairy-free, gluten-free needs. I was a bit horrified the other day to see whole hard-boiled eggs in the salad bar, next to a container with just the whites of hard boiled eggs. Really? And what happened to all those beautiful yolks? I'm tempted to go ask one of the employees if they are throwing them out, and if they'd save me a few if they are... ;-)

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                              • Originally posted by seraphkat View Post
                                I finally joined the forum so that I could comment on this feed, since I already read it everyday for some good (twisted?) laughs.

                                So my CW moment came the other day at Whole Foods, where I often stop to get food from the salad bar or hot bar when I'm working late. I like that they list the ingredients on everything, and there's enough variety to find something to meet my dairy-free, gluten-free needs. I was a bit horrified the other day to see whole hard-boiled eggs in the salad bar, next to a container with just the whites of hard boiled eggs. Really? And what happened to all those beautiful yolks? I'm tempted to go ask one of the employees if they are throwing them out, and if they'd save me a few if they are... ;-)
                                To be fair, some people are allergic to just the yolks (like me).

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