Mom (regarding Christmas eats): "I've got turkey, ham and beef brisket. Your SIL is bringing some kind of potatoes and a pie for those of us who are allowed. If you'd bring some fresh veggies for dipping, we'll be all set ... oh, and I even made some quick-type breads that you can eat -- totally sugar free, made with Splenda!"
Me: "Ummm, Mom? Thanks for trying to look out for us but...
1) I am and always have been sensitive to aspartame, sucralose and even erithrytol - do you really want me to be sick on Christmas day?
2) Those breads are still made with wheat flour, right -- big no-no in our new way of eating!
3) Would you be ok with me bringing sliced turnips and parsnips along with the more 'classic' celery and carrots... I know Dad would love it!"
Gotta pick the battles with her... don't wanna hurt the feelings, but gotta lay down da rules before we get there so we can honestly say "we told you about ........ so don't get your knickers in a bunch!"
Started 7/5/11 at 274 lbs
Now 214 -- that's 60 lbs!
Goal 160 lbs -- last time there was in junior high!
"The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money." (Margaret Thatcher)
Oh yes. The white elephant only gifted me with two usable gifts : a shake weight (LOL!!!!) and a pretty glass necklace with matching earrings....I have to go find someone I reeeeeeeeeeeeealllly dont like to re gift the "Man, Can, Microwave" to. I mean I wouldn't give any one I actually liked a book that recommend eating spam with canned green beans. uuuuuuhhhhh i just got the grossed out shivers.
Light Mayonaisse is from the devil.
I eat Best Food/Hellman's mayo. It's one of my 80%, because I don't eat enough mayo for it to make a huge difference if it's completely primal or just from a jar and full of stuff. But light mayonnaise made me throw 1/2 of my can of pink salmon away. The taste was sweet and tangy and reminded me of miracle whip. Gaaaag. It even ruined my appetite for anything else for lunch.
Love the holidays, hate staying with people who are constantly on a diet. My future MIL (I do love her), has been doing weight watchers for the past three years. Haven't seen her lost an ounce of weight the entire time, and she seems a litter fuller this visit. Poor woman, must be hell dealing with a constant non-working diet and then having to eat light mayonnaise on top of it.
Do yourself a favor and become your own savior.
CW: 225lbs SW: 245lbs
Omg we must be staying with the same lady!! If I have to search for regular ole sour cream one more time i might just blow a gasket. I had to put nasty lite sour cream in my precious mashed turnips last night. And don't even get me started on the different "butters" they have. My boyfriends mom has her special Weight Watchers butter substitute or something, and his dad has his separate "I have high cholesterol so I cant eat butter" butter. His dad even has some kind of low calorie salt. I dont understand how that is even made. He keeps it on an end table next to his recliner so he can liberally salt his already salted food with it in his recliner. Sigh. He calls regular mayonnaise "the leaded stuff" implying its heavy and bad for you. While she eats the light mayonnaise. Double sigh. The sad part is I could go on.
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Went to the bf's company Christmas dinner recently. He has a coworker who has a lot of health issues, including celiac. I thought it was pretty brave of this person to come to a holiday dinner when they pretty much couldn't eat anything at the restaurant. I also thought it was sad that they don't eat meat because it's supposedly "hard to digest." What was really heartbreaking though, was when they said, "If I had a choice, I wouldn't eat this way" (sounds like they are a raw vegan, though I didn't pry). I wanted to tell them that there might be an alternative, but seeing as I don't know the whole story, and it was a party, I didn't want to presume. What's even worse is that one particular person at the company basically made fun of this kid for half the night... and then I found out that's how this particular person acts towards the kid all the time at the office. How miserable, to feel forced into an awkward way of eating and then be incessantly mocked about your lifestyle.
I have a theory that the rise of orthorexia is directly due to the fact that people turn to CW to cure the problems that CW itself is causing. And when they don't get the results they want, they figure they're simply not doing it right, so they restrict more, and more, and more, until they don't have health OR a social life anymore. And all they can think is, "But... I saw it on Oprah! It has to work!!"
Got back from an awesome road trip to New Jersey for World's Toughest Mudder to find a bag of Hershey's Kisses and a box of Betty Jane Gremlins on my desk this morning. A signup sheet was also passed around for a team "food" day. Here's the list they sent out of what everyone would be bringing:
Cake dots, bagel dip, cookies, sugar cookies, buffalo chicken dip, chips and dip, bacon ranch dip and crackers, donut holes, cheese and sausage, Chex mix, brownies, cookies, Chex mix, brownies, cookies, sausage and crackers, fruit, stew, chips and pretzels, cookies, chips and dip, brownies, surprise, cookies, surprise, cookies, surprise, banana bread, fruit, taco dip, chicken dip and crackers, spinach/artichoke dip and crackers, surprise, bars, surprise, pop and cups, sweets, surprise, deer sausage and crackers, surprise, roll-ups.
Guess who's bringing the stew
Definitely going to check out some of that deer sausage as well.