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EarnestQ

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You know what’s fun about eating healthy? DO you?

...not very stinking much.

For one thing, it’s completely blown my grocery budget. I used to be able to make my meal list, estimate how much all the ingredients would cost, and be right on or under that number at the register. I could always count on spending less than a dollar for Mac and cheese, five bucks for two gallons of milk, and I knew when meat or cheese were going to be on sale.

Now, I have to try to guess the cost per pound of weird stuff like apples, Brussels sprouts, or green beans. Also, how many crowns of broccoli will I need, and why can’t more than four fit nicely into those flimsy little bags? Apparently those scales in the produce section aren’t just for kids to try to weigh their elbows on...? Why does a bag of lettuce cost 3x more than a head of lettuce?

A half gallon of rice milk costs the same as two gallons of milk...but it lasts the same amount of time because nobody drinks it.

I spend a lot of time checking labels, only to discover that the shorter the list of ingredients is, the more it’s going to cost. The less processed an item is, the more expensive it will be. If I’ve estimated that I’ll spend $330, I now find that I end up paying more like $350-$400.

And that’s just the issues before I even get it all home.

That $15 bottle of extra virgin olive oil runs out fast when every recipe calls for it. And then nobody wants to eat the barley, lentils, or quinoa because they hate me- I mean, because it’s a weird texture. That bag of grapefruit looks so nice arranged in a basket...until two weeks later when they’re all still there and going moldy. The organic, low sodium trail mix everyone loved a month ago sits sadly in the back of the cabinet because all of the sudden everyone doesn’t like almonds. One day they love basil, the next it’s “weird”. One day Greek yogurt is amazing, the next nobody will touch it.

Do you have any idea how many healthy meals use chicken? At this point, I’m pretty sure I never want to see chicken again...I’m tired of eating the dead ones, and the live ones attack me and dig up my garden.

The worst part though? I’ve stopped eating sweets, soda, most carbs, pork, and I have one lonely little cup of coffee a day, plus I walk and garden and ride my exercise bike and chase kids and chickens around...I’ve lost six pounds. My husband? He still goes out for lunch once a week, hasn’t added any exercise, and he’s dropped 45 pounds.

I could cry into my leftover Mediterranean quinoa and chicken salad (that I’m going to have to eat for breakfast and lunch for three more days or it will go to waste).

I'm sorry to tell you but for people your age, it really is easier to males to lose weight than females.

But I COMMEND YOU FOR PURSUING THIS AND STICKING WITH IT. If you've already been on this "lifestyle change" for a week or more, I'll bet you have noticed more energy and not as much "sagging" in the middle of the day.

I am also confident that your quality of life will be much greater the longer you are living this lifestyle.

You go girl.
 
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MissCris

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I'm sorry to tell you but for people your age, it really is easier to males to lose weight than females.

But I COMMEND YOU FOR PURSUING THIS AND STICKING WITH IT. If you've already been on this "lifestyle change" for a week or more, I'll bet you have noticed more energy and not as much "sagging" in the middle of the day.

I am also confident that your quality of life will be much greater the longer you are living this lifestyle.

You go girl.
Thank you! :)

Yes, we’ve been doing this for about 2 months now- we plan to keep it this way. I absolutely do feel better, I have more energy, less brain fog, and zero heartburn. It’s been awesome and despite my last post, my family has done extremely well with the changes. It’s just that one of the hardest parts falls to me- finding food they will actually eat. Definitely a challenge, but definitely worth it :D
 

Didymous

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Thank you! :)

Yes, we’ve been doing this for about 2 months now- we plan to keep it this way. I absolutely do feel better, I have more energy, less brain fog, and zero heartburn. It’s been awesome and despite my last post, my family has done extremely well with the changes. It’s just that one of the hardest parts falls to me- finding food they will actually eat. Definitely a challenge, but definitely worth it :D
Another little known cause of heartburn is very cold drinks. I think the Chinese call this the 'ice cream disease.'
 

kgn77

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Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets. -Matthew 7:12 (KJV)


(Message is not a response to anyone just posting a quote) Please add me as a friend accepting all friend requests.
 
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Ugly

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Microsoft just bricked my laptop with their update. It's useless.
If robots take over the world they certainly won't be running Windows 10. Not if they want to run at all.

And all you Linux/Mac users spare me your Democrat-esque sanctimonious rants. I don't care what you have to say.
 

Didymous

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Sorry for your computer woes. I just have a cell phone, but l remember the joys of Microsoft.
 
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Ugly

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Sorry for your computer woes. I just have a cell phone, but l remember the joys of Microsoft.
If you thought it was had before you haven't seen how bad it's become. It's way worse. Like all tech companies the bigger they get the worse they get.
 
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MissCris

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I sincerely Rudy hdiirhf if I Thor Ruth ny ruff ckifff

(I wonder what happens if I type with my eyes closed)

OH. Nothing good. Or, keeping with the theme-

Oh. Nothing g goof.
 
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I sincerely Rudy hdiirhf if I Thor Ruth ny ruff ckifff

(I wonder what happens if I type with my eyes closed)

OH. Nothing good. Or, keeping with the theme-

Oh. Nothing g goof.
I used to be like that but then i was required to take a typing class and by the time
its over i could easily type without looking... but it took a lot of practice in the form of homework.
 

tourist

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I used to be like that but then i was required to take a typing class and by the time
its over i could easily type without looking... but it took a lot of practice in the form of homework.
I had two years of typing in high school and can type without looking except for the number row which I rarely use. I will admit though that my typing speed has dropped through the years, probably down to 30 WPM.
 
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MissCris

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I used to be like that but then i was required to take a typing class and by the time
its over i could easily type without looking... but it took a lot of practice in the form of homework.
I typed that from my phone :) I haven’t typed on a real keyboard in...a few years. It probably would have come out worse than it did, on a keyboard :eek:
 
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Deade

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I had two years of typing in high school and can type without looking except for the number row which I rarely use. I will admit though that my typing speed has dropped through the years, probably down to 30 WPM.
You think your typing speed has dropped, I would even hate to time myself. Especially after two carpel-tunnel surgeries. I used to type 85 WPM by the 9th grade. When you are typing that fast, you don't even think about the spelling. You have trained enough for common words to just pop onto the paper. It strikes me as odd we can train ourselves for that. You wonder what your spirit is capable of without fleshly limitations.



 

DuchessAimee

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I really should come here more often. On a happy note, for me at least, in 15 minutes my hair will be a deep shade of purple! It's an exciting day people.


Exciting!







No, seriously. It is too.
 

Lynx

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Hmm... seems the new forum system is up, and everything from last Thursday until now is forfeit.

That's a shame. I said some really witty things in the last few days. =^.^=
 

Lynx

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Also my avatar seems to be ruined. The circle format cuts out part of the picture. It looks like a Skype avatar now.
 

cinder

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Hmm... seems the new forum system is up, and everything from last Thursday until now is forfeit.

That's a shame. I said some really witty things in the last few days. =^.^=
What makes you think there's a new site design? :p
 

Lynx

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Well the new avatar ruination for one... also part of longer posts is hidden until you click at the bottom to expand it where you can read the whole thing. And the whole notification bar at the top right seems to be a direct copy-paste of code that everybody else is using these days on web pages of all sorts. My gog.com page looks exactly the same as the forum page now at the top right, but with a different color background.