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    Hi Laura,
    I am a friend of Melissa's from HMN. I met her in GA. I have been following your post for a long time and really enjoy it. I have learned so much and am so encouraged by you. I did the whole 30 challenge starting in September, b/c of you, and am still following it pretty well, though not as awesomely inspiringly as you. I love how your whole family is on board. I can't get my husband (or my kids) there. He loves his carbs too much....even though he has had 4 cavities in the past year, and one is down to the dentyn....(and three have occured in the last 6 months since his last dental check up!) Anyway, congratulations on your chin up success. That is awesome. They are very hard. Chin ups are when your palms face you. They involve your biceps. Pull ups are when your palms face away from you. They involve more of your back muscles and less of your biceps. Now that you are having chin up success, keep trying pullups, too! I hope you don't mind my informing you about this subtlety. Thanks again for your great blog. I tell a lot of people about it.

    Hi Annie! Thank you so much for reading! And thank you for explaining the difference regarding chin ups and pull ups. I was clueless. I can't wait to play with this some more!

    Yeh...everyone has their own journey and it is hard to accept sometimes. My husband is back on coffee even though he hasn't recovered his adrenals. That is tough for me to swallow because I want him to energetically rise every morning and feel great, which he doesn't.

    Maybe by your example some of it will stick. Also, one minor suggestion, don't tell them that you are making food modifications - the food really is tasty and maybe they won't notice slow but subtle shifts.

    I made coconut flour muffins the other day (the first time in a LONG time, and Colson liked them, until I mentioned they were coconut flour. Sometimes less info is better.

    Good luck!


    Ah yes. My husband does know that I am sticking pretty well with this diet/lifestyle. Most of the time I making whole 30 compliant meals, but I may bake regular potatoes for the rest of my family, or give them rice or some grain. I make my kid's lunches...typically is a journey. I will have to try some of your "treats, and not tell them about the changes. While I think my family has a better than average SAD diet, they still eat way more sugar than I would like them to. I am heading up to your neck of the woods this weekend, as we are having an early Thanksgiving meal with my aunt and her family, and my dad is flying down from ME. They live in Raleigh..kind of to the south, I think not too far from Holly Springs. It will be interesting to say the least, b/c I am vastly different from my family in many ways, and especially in the food choices department! (Oreos are a staple! LOL) Thanks again for all of your great information.

    Maury (I go by my middle name!)

    Have a fantastic visit, Maury!

    Also, if you have any info you think I need on my blog, please write a guest post or suggest I do something about it.

    Thanks again for reading!

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