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Re: Things that I'm afraid of

Postby Young Val » Thu Sep 22, 2011 7:55 am

Starting tomorrow David and I are embarking on a plants-only diet for 15 straight days. No dairy. No meat. No alcohol. Almost no grains (definitely no flour. Bread! *sobs*). No sugar. No caffeine.

We're doing this for a lot of different reasons, and we're doctor supervised with the whole thing. We're not fasting or anything. We're still eating plenty. It's just that we're eating only plants.

And people, coffee does not count as a plant.
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Re: Things that I'm afraid of

Postby Caspian » Thu Sep 22, 2011 8:08 am

Coffee's totally a plant. I've picked it off of trees with my own hands.
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Re: Things that I'm afraid of

Postby Young Val » Thu Sep 22, 2011 8:18 am

Right?! It's totally not fair.
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Re: Things that I'm afraid of

Postby Caspian » Thu Sep 22, 2011 8:21 am

You should protest.
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Re: Things that I'm afraid of

Postby VelvetElvis » Thu Sep 22, 2011 9:31 am

and wine! Wine is from grapes!
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Re: Things that I'm afraid of

Postby Young Val » Thu Sep 22, 2011 9:33 am

You guys are totally sabotaging me and I haven't even started yet!
you snooze, you lose

well I have snozzed and lost

I'm pushing through

I'll disregard the cost

I hear the bells

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I'll slug it out

I'm sick of waiting

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Re: Things that I'm afraid of

Postby VelvetElvis » Thu Sep 22, 2011 9:40 am

Not to sound like a further saboteur, but what will you eat? Any recipe ideas?
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Re: Things that I'm afraid of

Postby Young Val » Thu Sep 22, 2011 9:56 am

Yeah, we basically have a generic printout of this 15 day "program" that we can follow if we want. We probably will follow that initially and then break off after a day or two. For the first day on the sheet breakfast is listed as baked apples and raisins, though, so at least that sounds yummy.

There's lots of salads (sans dressing) and roasted vegetable dishes and things like that. And recipes for green smoothies and stuff. And looots of soups. I think I'll probably make a ton of our own soups, slightly modified to fit the parameters. We have a huge bag of odds and ends in the freezer that are just waiting to be made into veggie stock anyway, and if I do big batches of soups we can bring them for lunches as well as eating them for dinner.
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well I have snozzed and lost

I'm pushing through

I'll disregard the cost

I hear the bells

so fascinating and

I'll slug it out

I'm sick of waiting

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hear the bells are

ringing joyful and triumphant

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Re: Things that I'm afraid of

Postby VelvetElvis » Thu Sep 22, 2011 10:15 am

What about using butter while cooking? Is that ok, or is that taboo?
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Re: Things that I'm afraid of

Postby Noodle » Thu Sep 22, 2011 10:23 am

helenberrycrunch wrote:What about using butter while cooking? Is that ok, or is that taboo?


this would be a deal breaker. I'm sorry doc, but I'm gonna just have to go ahead and die.

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Re: Things that I'm afraid of

Postby Gravity Defier » Thu Sep 22, 2011 10:25 am

Noodle wrote:give me death!


Death's new slogan:

Death: I Can't Believe It's Not Butter
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Re: Things that I'm afraid of

Postby Young Val » Thu Sep 22, 2011 10:26 am

helenberrycrunch wrote:What about using butter while cooking? Is that ok, or is that taboo?



For the next 15 days, no butter. No olive oil. Nothing remotely delicious. Tooooooooooorture.

(I'm also going to be beginning my wedding pie prep during this time, so the torture will be very real and immediate).
you snooze, you lose

well I have snozzed and lost

I'm pushing through

I'll disregard the cost

I hear the bells

so fascinating and

I'll slug it out

I'm sick of waiting

and I can

hear the bells are

ringing joyful and triumphant

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Re: Things that I'm afraid of

Postby VelvetElvis » Thu Sep 22, 2011 10:28 am

:error:
no death

ETA: Alea. Don't make me laugh at work. They'll know I'm on pweb instead of diligently reviewing charts.
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Re: Things that I'm afraid of

Postby VelvetElvis » Thu Sep 22, 2011 10:29 am

Young Val wrote:
helenberrycrunch wrote:What about using butter while cooking? Is that ok, or is that taboo?



For the next 15 days, no butter. No olive oil. Nothing remotely delicious. Tooooooooooorture.

(I'm also going to be beginning my wedding pie prep during this time, so the torture will be very real and immediate).



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Re: Things that I'm afraid of

Postby Young Val » Thu Sep 22, 2011 10:35 am

We were supposed to spend this week prepping our bodies for the major switch by cutting back on booze, caffeine, scaling back the dairy, etc. Yeah. Like that was gonna happen. David asked me what I wanted for dinner tonight, since we're going out after we tour (and hopefully book!) the apple orchard, and I was like, "Um, everything? Obviously."
you snooze, you lose

well I have snozzed and lost

I'm pushing through

I'll disregard the cost

I hear the bells

so fascinating and

I'll slug it out

I'm sick of waiting

and I can

hear the bells are

ringing joyful and triumphant

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Re: Things that I'm afraid of

Postby VelvetElvis » Thu Sep 22, 2011 10:38 am

I was going to suggest spaghetti squash.
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Re: Things that I'm afraid of

Postby Young Val » Thu Sep 22, 2011 10:41 am

David and I were gently cautioned that most people find the first three days somewhat difficult and "tend to get a little cranky."

No s***, sherlock.


David is a BEAST if he doesn't have his coffee in the morning. I, on the other hand, will shank someone for some carbs.
you snooze, you lose

well I have snozzed and lost

I'm pushing through

I'll disregard the cost

I hear the bells

so fascinating and

I'll slug it out

I'm sick of waiting

and I can

hear the bells are

ringing joyful and triumphant

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Re: Things that I'm afraid of

Postby VelvetElvis » Thu Sep 22, 2011 10:45 am

I have no idea how we'd do this. Between his allergies and my stomach (plus a couple allergies of my own), we'd just die.
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Re: Things that I'm afraid of

Postby starlooker » Thu Sep 22, 2011 10:56 am

But... but... olive oil is from olives, and they're from trees?

Um. Good luck? I cannot wrap my brain around this, not in the slightest, but I wish you well.

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Re: Things that I'm afraid of

Postby locke » Thu Sep 22, 2011 11:43 am

Young Val wrote:Starting tomorrow David and I are embarking on a plants-only diet for 15 straight days. No dairy. No meat. No alcohol. Almost no grains (definitely no flour. Bread! *sobs*). No sugar. No caffeine.

We're doing this for a lot of different reasons, and we're doctor supervised with the whole thing. We're not fasting or anything. We're still eating plenty. It's just that we're eating only plants.

And people, coffee does not count as a plant.

replace no meat with no legumes/nightshades and you're doing a paleo cleanse (but at least you can eat meat on a paleo one).

with no grains and no sugar, your body will probably drop 5-10 lbs of excess water over two weeks.
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Re: Things that I'm afraid of

Postby Gravity Defier » Mon Jan 16, 2012 11:50 am

Driving in L.A. (or anywhere in SoCal for that matter).
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Re: Things that I'm afraid of

Postby Petra456 » Mon Jan 16, 2012 12:58 pm

I'm afraid to drive anywhere in California. Once we cross that border there's no way i'll get behind the wheel! Will thinks people drive worse up here, but I have no clue how he can think that.
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Re: Things that I'm afraid of

Postby Gravity Defier » Mon Jan 16, 2012 8:56 pm

Petra456 wrote:Will thinks people drive worse up here, but I have no clue how he can think that.


Yeah...from what little I saw, it seemed better/easier up north. I will drive Vegas and Phoenix but the thought of driving anywhere in SoCal scares the s*** out of me.
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Re: Things that I'm afraid of

Postby thoughtreader » Mon Jan 16, 2012 9:03 pm

SoCal vs Nor Cal drivers are completely different NorCal drivers I like. SoCal drivers are crazy. NY drivers are bad. But I have to say TN drivers (especially in the snow) are the VERY WORST I've experienced.

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thoughtreader wrote:NY drivers are bad.

Hey! People think all of New York is NYC. Not fair. Many of us Upstaters are great drivers. :P
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Re: Things that I'm afraid of

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thoughtreader wrote:SoCal vs Nor Cal drivers are completely different NorCal drivers I like. SoCal drivers are crazy. NY drivers are bad. But I have to say TN drivers (especially in the snow) are the VERY WORST I've experienced.


NJ drivers are the absolute worst. There is no argument. Because I refuse to believe that there could be a worse group of drivers.
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Re: Things that I'm afraid of

Postby Gravity Defier » Sun Apr 01, 2012 10:56 am

I found a grey hair in my eyebrows. It's happening...I'm getting old. I'm afraid of being old.
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Re: Things that I'm afraid of

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Things that terrify me most (and this one's probably already up here) are GAS MASKS!
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Postby Young Val » Fri Apr 20, 2012 7:30 am

Gravity Defier wrote:I found a grey hair in my eyebrows. It's happening...I'm getting old. I'm afraid of being old.


I am kind of excited about grey hair? I want some. (I am probably romanticizing this the way I romanticize glasses). So far I haven't been able to find any, and David has confirmed that for me. He's got tons already.

I do, however, have plenty of wrinkles coming in -- despite a lifetime of zealous sunblock application. There were those two years where I smoked cigarettes, though, so, that's on me.

I am actually looking forward to turning 30 in July. All good things on the horizon.
you snooze, you lose

well I have snozzed and lost

I'm pushing through

I'll disregard the cost

I hear the bells

so fascinating and

I'll slug it out

I'm sick of waiting

and I can

hear the bells are

ringing joyful and triumphant

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Re: Things that I'm afraid of

Postby Eaquae Legit » Fri Apr 20, 2012 8:38 am

I have so much grey hair. I've been greying since I was about 18. I try to think of it as "tinsel". Rei likes it and insists I'm only allowed to dye my hair if I want to enjoy a new colour, but not to cover up the grey.

I'd forgotten this thread existed, but I'm afraid of not being able to finish my phd. :(
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Re: Things that I'm afraid of

Postby buckshot » Fri Apr 20, 2012 10:05 am

Of course I fear not finishing my short bucket list before I lose control of my health!

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Re: Things that I'm afraid of

Postby Luet » Fri Apr 20, 2012 10:46 am

I don't have much grey hair but I have already decided that I'm never going to dye it (I've never been a dyer). I have more grey hairs than wrinkles, however, thanks to a round face and a lifetime of oily skin. I knew there would be an upset to the acne at some point!
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Re: Things that I'm afraid of

Postby Gravity Defier » Fri Apr 20, 2012 4:33 pm

I don't mind grey hair on my head; I've had that since I was 11. It's grey hair anywhere else that bothers me.
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Re: Things that I'm afraid of

Postby Dr. Mobius » Sat Apr 21, 2012 1:17 am

Due to technical difficulties elsewhere most of my grey is in my beard, especially around my chin.
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Re: Things that I'm afraid of

Postby Tiny genius » Sat Apr 21, 2012 3:34 am

I seem to be on an asymptotic path toward an adult body. My parents went prematurely grey but I don't think I'll age and have to die of something else.
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