Kmlynne

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    Kmlynne reacted to kirkor in KETwhOle30   
    Good point (and whole article is good too):
     
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    My guess is that some of the people who claim low-carb killed their thyroid, derailed their menstrual cycle, and all that other stuff, were following very low carb diets while also overtraining, not sleeping enough, having other sources of mental & emotional stress, and very likely, most probably, ding-ding-ding, we have a winner -- not eating enough total calories. Women of all ages, but particularly, young women, tend to fall into this calorie hole. Was it low-carb that derailed their hormones, or was it trying to burn not one candle at both ends, but more like ten candles at three ends (if that’s even possible), while basically starving themselves? Whether or not they were aware of it, that may be what was happening: at a cellular level, they were starving. (Even if they didn't feel especially hungry throughout the day. I
    ’m talking about the cellular level, where we’re not always cognizant of what’s going on.)
     
    http://www.tuitnutrition.com/2015/07/stop-saying-ketogenic.html
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    Kmlynne reacted to jmcbn in KETwhOle30   
    In Greece the norm is to roast the entire head on a spit (although in the North they also boil them), then slice in half through the skull so you get two identical halves - the brain sits in a little 'bowl'  in each half and it just looks kind of creamy, and tastes kind of creamy too.... Once the brain is done you can chow down on the rest of the skull - the meat on the cheeks being nice & tender. There's not a single part of the sheep they don't eat in Greece and it's all good.
    They do the same with cows heads although these tend to be roasted in the oven - cow cheek is some of the best beef I've ever had.
     
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    Kmlynne got a reaction from Brewer5 in KETwhOle30   
    I have had Haggis - and enjoyed it.  I suppose it would depend on what the brains look like.  Prepared like haggis, or sausage, or whatever, probably not a problem.  However, if it was sitting chilled in the skull (a-la Indian Jones), Im not sure......  Same with bugs - cooked in a casserole - ok.  On there own, not so much.  
     
    All that being said - I must admit I have eaten some pretty interesting things in my life (fish eyeball, jellyfish tentacles, just to name a couple).
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    Kmlynne got a reaction from theheywhohaa in Plan a Whole30 dream vacation   
    My dream vacation....  doesn't really matter where it is.  I don't mind cooking for myself, but having someone to cook for me and clean up the kitchen would be ideal.  A massage each day and time to relax would be great. 
     
    The biggest part of the dream is that I would be able to do anything that I wanted (zip-line, rope obstacle in trees, parasailing, horseback riding, helicopter rides, etc)  without being told I can't because of my weight.
     
    One day.....
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    Kmlynne reacted to ChiggerCane in ChiggerCane Rising From Failure   
    I thought I had made a decision at the beginning of the year to stop paying attention to other people and only focus on me and mine.  How do I forget that so quickly and easily?  And how do I Do it - really not 'compare' my life to anyone else's?  I have learned many times - and it was reinforced this weekend - that people present an image they desperately want to be real.  And in most cases, it is totally fabricated with no basis at all in reality.  I struggle with being on social media sites because of my attitude. UGH!  Sorry - had to get it out of my head and down so I SEE it and REALIZE it.
     
    This week - last week in February - things to focus on:
    water increase
    exercise increase
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    Kmlynne reacted to ChiggerCane in ChiggerCane Rising From Failure   
    I'm so wishy-washy...Changed my 'official' start date again.  I had been considering linking it with Lent -since I've never successfully given up anything for Lent...not that I've ever REALLY tried.  Well, I did promise not to eat the Thin Mints until Lent was over - and I think I made that promise.  Once.  SO - as I meant to say - I decided to start again on Feb 18.  Instead of the 11th as I stated in my last post.  Kind of gives you an idea how much of an iron will I have, huh?
     
    There's another site I visit where I follow this one woman's posts.  She drives me absolutely freakin crazy.  Everyday, she moans and whines about her life, about how she's GOING to change everything.  But nothing ever changes.  EVER.  Ever have a moment when you're walking on a street and see a person walking and think something ill about the person - and then realize you're seeing your reflection in the store windows?  Yep - I see myself in this woman's posts.  And I hate it.  So - for Lent, along with doing Whole30, I'm giving up my pessimistic attitude, my 'allowance' to whine and moan, my tolerance for less than my best effort.
     
    It's time to get things done, to return to the person I used to be - or still am, but have been pretending not to be. 
     
    I will clean out my pantry this weekend and prep some wonderful things.  Stock my freezer.  Get my recipes together.  I will be prepared both physically and mentally.  And I will not go crazy on Fat Tuesday thinking I need to indulge one last time. 
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    Kmlynne got a reaction from MeadowLily in ChiggerCane Rising From Failure   
    Hope you are feeling better tomorrow!
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    Kmlynne got a reaction from ChiggerCane in ChiggerCane Rising From Failure   
    We are so blessed when we have a friend like that touch our lives.  So sorry for your loss, but so glad that you had her for the time you did.
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    Kmlynne got a reaction from ChiggerCane in ChiggerCane Rising From Failure   
    We are so blessed when we have a friend like that touch our lives.  So sorry for your loss, but so glad that you had her for the time you did.
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    Kmlynne got a reaction from MeadowLily in ChiggerCane Rising From Failure   
    ChiggerCane - Ive been enjoying your posts - always good to hear that someone else is going through some of the same things
     
    As far as the sleep - are you waking up naturally, or are you being wakened by an alarm?  Are you allowing yourself at least 8-9 hours of sleep time?  I found (when I could stay on a routine) that I needed to go to bed earlier at night to be able to wake up in the morning when I was needed for my family.  (ie, in bed at 9, sleep 10-6 when I was waking up without the alarm feeling refreshed).  Sleep is better - more solid, less restless - during the w30.  I think it has to do with less caffeine, less sugar, less stimulants in general. 
     
    Oh - and I looooveeeee       those farm fresh eggs - especially the green ones!  Even better, if you can get them are duck eggs.  The yolk is a tad bit bigger and much richer.  Yummy!
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    Kmlynne got a reaction from theheywhohaa in Plan a Whole30 dream vacation   
    My dream vacation....  doesn't really matter where it is.  I don't mind cooking for myself, but having someone to cook for me and clean up the kitchen would be ideal.  A massage each day and time to relax would be great. 
     
    The biggest part of the dream is that I would be able to do anything that I wanted (zip-line, rope obstacle in trees, parasailing, horseback riding, helicopter rides, etc)  without being told I can't because of my weight.
     
    One day.....
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    Kmlynne got a reaction from GlennR in Filipino Whole30 Eats   
    Glenn - your recipes look delicious!
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    Kmlynne reacted to Katharine D. in Plan a Whole30 dream vacation   
    A walking vacation, pretty much anywhere in Europe, during the shoulder season in the autumn, when it's still warm-ish but not overrun with tourists. I would walk from town to town, with an interesting group of people, study the art and architecture, take lots of great photos, and have all Whole30 compliant meals prepared by a creative and resourceful chef. I make so many decisions and plans every day that the vacation part is not having to do the thinking or the planning! I think this kind of vacation would be centered around self improvement, active recovery, exercise and stress management!
    Does anyone want to start a Whole30 travel co.?
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    Kmlynne reacted to wheresanita in Don't over think this.   
    Hey Amy,
    Unfortunately hospitals are not bastions of healthy eating! I did a clinical rotation at a facility that had a McDonalds! In our busy unit we often do not get a full sit-down lunch break. Many people resort to the 'running to the break room and scoffing a pack of graham crackers an some peanut butter' a few times a day in lieu of a real meal. Hence my victory with my eggy/muffiny things