KathyOPgh

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    KathyOPgh reacted to SugarcubeOD in Does anyone else feel a little dizzy?   
    We don't count or track calories and really discourage it so I have no idea if 1500 is high or low... it seems low to me tho.
    Dietary cholesterol does not increase blood cholesterol so you can eat the yolks..avoiding saturated fats like that due to cholesterol concerns is a myth that has been debunked but the mainstream media is pretty far behind... if you want the science behind that, try to find the book Eat the Yolks by Liz Wolfe.... very approachable, very interesting and enlightening.
    That said, you have no fat in any of your meals except snacking on fruit and nuts which is discouraged.  I would suspect that the problem is that you're not eating near enough.  When the body throws things like 'faint' and dizzy' at you, it's because it's trying to alert you to something so no, you don't just ignore it.  If while you're figuring out the egg yolk thing (should you decide to research as above), try eating other protein for breakfast instead of the partial eggs and add plated fat (mayo, avocado, bacon occassionally, olives, pesto, chimichuri etc) to all your meals.
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    KathyOPgh reacted to ShellyM in Accountability partners for January 1st 2018   
    Scotland is 5 hours ahead of the US east coast (I am in New York)  and 8 hours ahead of the west coast.  
    Happy New Year!  you are almost there. 
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    KathyOPgh reacted to Jorda in Accountability partners for January 1st 2018   
    ShellyM, I'm also 61! So we're the Grandmas here, probably? I too did a successful W30 so I know I can do it. It got easier the longer I stuck with it! But I found out the hard way that I have to plan ahead. If I'm going to be on the run all day I just must have compliant foods with me, because otherwise I'll get hungry and fail. Looking forward to all of our better health!
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    KathyOPgh reacted to MomOfTwoMarines in Starting January 1, 2018   
    This 52 year old is starting her first Whole30 on January 1.  The last couple of years I have gotten so far off track after being what I would consider Whole30 compliant for a few years (without even knowing it).  I had gotten down to a really comfortable weight and felt great physically and mentally.  Have had several medical issues (degenerative spine, spinal fusion, hysterectomy, polymyalgia rheumatica requiring months of steroids)....you get the picture.  I’m at my highest weight ever.  I feel terrible in my own skin,  no energy, can’t sleep, no self-esteem, and tired of trying to find something in my closet every morning.  A friend at work suggested we do this together and I didn’t have to think twice!  We will both start Jan. 1 and keep each other accountable.  I am so ready for this!
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    KathyOPgh reacted to elinswholejourney in Dressing for canned tuna on a bed of lettuce   
    ive made all different versions of whole30 mayo and ranch for my tuna, but the simplest and most delicious has been using woebers "Jalapeno Mustard". just tuna and mustard.  sounds weird, but its delicious and whole30 compliant.  especially good for when you're in a rush or dont have a lot of ingrediants on hand.
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    KathyOPgh reacted to Minimal4Me in Minimal4Me's Second W30 (Starts Jan. 4)   
    Last night I had dinner with a friend and former co-worker. It was great to catch up with her. I knew it was going to be a challenge to eat out. I had a salad with chicken, avocado and veggies / oil and vinegar. She had soup and a glass of wine. God, that wine looked good!
     
    Toward the end of dinner I was getting very tired. I've been doing physical therapy for my shoulder. As my shoulder heals - it is 90% better now - the workouts have become more challenging. I fell asleep almost as soon as my head hit the pillow.
     
    I woke up this morning feeling hungry. Today is Day 12. So I'm past the I want to quit days, but this might be the most fatigued I've felt so far. I had good energy in the morning and worked straight through the afternoon, when I stopped for lunch. Then straight back to work. Now it's 4:00 and I really should go run an errand but I'm just too tired.
     
    Tomorrow is grocery shopping so I have to think about what to eat for the week. I'm kind of just tired of food.
     
    I need to do something relaxing. Something that's like a small gift to myself for getting this far. I'm going to go get my hair cut and colored. Just having someone else shampoo it will feel like a luxury today.
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    KathyOPgh reacted to QuilterInVA in Sheer terror I won't lose weight   
    I trusted my body before the W30 and ended up overweight, depressed, and not very healthy. Depending on how your eating habits have been, your body may not know what to do right now and that is why we are retraining it. My body used to tell me it needed ice cream for calcium and candy bars for energy. Now I actually crave vegetables and protein. Weight is pretty meaningless in that body builders are classified as obese by BMI standards. Look to the fit of your clothes, how you feel, and your energy level to measure how you are doing on the W30.
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    KathyOPgh reacted to WholeMama in Regular Hash Browns   
    Cascadian Farms makes them - frozen section. Nice to have for convenience.
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    KathyOPgh reacted to MeadowLily in WAY worse than before..   
    This was written by dcducks, Chief.
     
     
     - the next time you look into the mirror I want you to realize that you are looking at your BEST friend. You might think that someone else is your best friend...but they aren't! Nobody supports you or wants you to succeed more than the person staring back at you. The person staring back is the one that you have said horrible things to, thought horrible things about, treated terribly.......things you would have never done to the person you think is your best friend.......if you had, your "best friend" would have left you. But the BEST friend in the mirror is still there. That friend is already at the weight you want to be.....but has been kind enough to carry the extra pounds that YOU gave it....and not complain. That friend is more than ready to assist you, encourage you, and smile back at you as you move through this program and get healthier. Realize your BEST friend and watch your life and health change!
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    KathyOPgh got a reaction from ultrarunnergirl in Nervous about eating out on day 8... HELP!   
    Here's my two cents.............have a salad and ask if they have hard boiled eggs. If so, get them and chop them in to your salad. It's an easy thing that I've done when I'm in a pinch. Good luck! You can do it!!! (says a former grande latte with Splenda, gummy bear, pizza addict.) The cravings will get less as each day goes by. I really surprised myself and you will too!
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    KathyOPgh got a reaction from ultrarunnergirl in Nervous about eating out on day 8... HELP!   
    Here's my two cents.............have a salad and ask if they have hard boiled eggs. If so, get them and chop them in to your salad. It's an easy thing that I've done when I'm in a pinch. Good luck! You can do it!!! (says a former grande latte with Splenda, gummy bear, pizza addict.) The cravings will get less as each day goes by. I really surprised myself and you will too!
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    KathyOPgh reacted to DeniseP962 in Older women following Whole30   
    I am 59 doing my first Whole30. I started August 1. I don't weigh myself anymore so I don't know what I was when I started but something is definitely changing. I have had a mild headache for a couple of days which I am attributing to detox. But in general I feel fairly good. Maybe a bit tired but again, detox. My elimination (don't mean to be gross) is where I am noticing something happening. I hope it means I am getting rid of fat but after only 7 days, I am not sure that I should be noticing that already. My appetite has also changed. I am satisfied on much less food and I am learning when my body is really hungry as opposed to just having the bad habit of grazing all day. I am getting to the point of being satisfied much more quickly and then I stop eating. That part I like!!  I hope I lose some weight but I also want to just get rid of toxic foods and go paleo. I am trying to focus on the other health benefits and not weight. I think the other benefits will lead to weight loss as will stabilizing the blood sugars. Even after I am done, the only thing I may reintroduce is some cultured dairy. The rest I can live without. My issue is regular exercise. I always start out good but get bored with exercise pretty quickly -- although I do love walking outside. But for women our age, we may have to be a bit more patient to see the weight loss. My one piece of advice, stay off the scale! I was one of those people who weighed myself every day and I am telling you, you will make yourself nutZ! Go by how you feel and how your clothes fit. I actually have on a pair of shorts right now that I have not worn in years since I could not get them on so I will take that any day.
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    KathyOPgh reacted to CharDoll in August 4 Start Group   
    Fwiw, just like Kathyopgh I did whole30/paleo for 6 months before I really added exercise in. Now my body is finally to the point where it craves exercise (2-3 x a week). Remember the title of the book (that I still have to read 1 year later), "It Starts With FOOD". Which is so true. I lost 50lbs just with food. Then I added one workout in, then 2. If you are someone who is just starting paleo/whole30, my advice would be to concentrate on that and perhaps do something enjoyable to you like taking a walk with a loved one. If running or lifting weights freaks you out right now, don't do it. Figure out what works for you food wise and when you get in the groove and it becomes automatic to eat this way, that's when it may be good for you to concentrate more on adding in some exercise. Remember any healthy movement will benefit you. :-)
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    KathyOPgh got a reaction from amron in August 4 Start Group   
    Good morning! Just browsing through as I finish my morning coffee and felt compelled to respond and encourage. I, too, was struggling to "fit" exercise in. Here's what worked for me: I am the queen of procrastination.........But the other day I saw a post on FB of a friend of mine who had lost a ton of weight yet still has back problems. Sounds discouraging but, in spite of that, she runs 2 miles at least three times a week. She has inspired me. Moral of the story: If she can do that, I can do something for my health. And you are more important than the "other things" you have to do.
    PS: I am post Whole 30 and did not exercise during as it was all I could do to concentrate on my meals. But now that I've got the eating down I am adding movement to the mix.
    Good luck!
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    KathyOPgh got a reaction from amron in August 4 Start Group   
    Good morning! Just browsing through as I finish my morning coffee and felt compelled to respond and encourage. I, too, was struggling to "fit" exercise in. Here's what worked for me: I am the queen of procrastination.........But the other day I saw a post on FB of a friend of mine who had lost a ton of weight yet still has back problems. Sounds discouraging but, in spite of that, she runs 2 miles at least three times a week. She has inspired me. Moral of the story: If she can do that, I can do something for my health. And you are more important than the "other things" you have to do.
    PS: I am post Whole 30 and did not exercise during as it was all I could do to concentrate on my meals. But now that I've got the eating down I am adding movement to the mix.
    Good luck!
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    KathyOPgh reacted to Ellie_G in What A Serving of Eggs Looks Like   
    Things I have learned during my Whole 30: 3 is my Meal 1 portion of eggs, 4 is my meal 3 portion of eggs!
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    KathyOPgh reacted to Physibeth in What A Serving of Eggs Looks Like   
     

     
    Well you are allowed to have 2 servings of protein if you need it. This would be a question for the top dogs in all seriousness. I'd be scared I'd drop one of my very expensive pastured eggs trying to build a pyramid. And my floors are not really clean right now...and I would scoop it up and eat it anyway. 
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    KathyOPgh reacted to MissSkinnyGenes in paleo and the body acceptance movement   
    Amy, I'm excited to have you on the journey with me! Definitely feel free to reach out and say hello any time.
     
    And I think the important thing for us all to remember is that we're all right--some people need to have restrictions. Others could stand to live without 'em. It's all about meeting ourselves where we are--and using that understanding to get to a place where we feel content in our bodies. I think, with the internet and opinions such as they are, it's really easy to forget that there's no one right answer--there are just a spectrum of them, and we have to find the one that works best for us. 
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    KathyOPgh got a reaction from Beli in August 4 Start Group   
    Hi! Wishing you good luck on your W30 from a fellow Pennsylvanian (and 50+ yr old woman). I read with awe how prepared you are for this and I think your transition will be smooth because of it. I am now living life after W30 and have a whole new way of looking at food and am amazed how my relationship with it has changed. I have continued this way about 90% of the time and now I know what to do if I go too far off course. It's amazing what we can do if we put our minds to it.
    At the beginning it was time consuming and there was definitely a learning curve, but soon you will get into a flow and find your go-to meals don't take any time at all...........I could go on and on about what I learned but will end by saying: it's worth it!! All the best to you!
    Looking forward to following along!
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    KathyOPgh got a reaction from Beli in August 4 Start Group   
    Hi! Wishing you good luck on your W30 from a fellow Pennsylvanian (and 50+ yr old woman). I read with awe how prepared you are for this and I think your transition will be smooth because of it. I am now living life after W30 and have a whole new way of looking at food and am amazed how my relationship with it has changed. I have continued this way about 90% of the time and now I know what to do if I go too far off course. It's amazing what we can do if we put our minds to it.
    At the beginning it was time consuming and there was definitely a learning curve, but soon you will get into a flow and find your go-to meals don't take any time at all...........I could go on and on about what I learned but will end by saying: it's worth it!! All the best to you!
    Looking forward to following along!
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    KathyOPgh reacted to Tuni in Introducing myself - 46 - 1st time - Phoenix   
    Hello everyone! I'm starting my first Whole30 today after just learning about it 2 days ago from my daughter.  I bought and read about half of the book since then, but haven't done any other preparation.  Today may be a challenge as it's packed full of activities. I already belong to a CSA and get my meat from a local farmer (100% pastured) so I'm hoping I'm in good enough shape to make it through until I can get to the store tomorrow.
     
    My biggest challenges will be passing on diet Mountain Dew and sugary treats. After posting this I will be going to the kitchen to pour out the two bottles of soda hanging out in my fridge. Luckily, I don't have much junk food stashed here at the moment.  
     
    I felt conflicted about starting without adequate prep time (not sure what I even have to do to prepare), but between reading in the book to start as soon as possible (and Dallas and Melissa starting immediately after deciding), and waking up this morning thinking how ridiculous it is to poison my body for one more minute, I'm jumping in with both feet.
     
    I hope to gain a little of the vigor I had a few years ago and feel better in general. I also won't mind if I drop a few pounds.
     
    I live in Phoenix and have three (nearly) grown kids, five dogs, and a wonderful (health-conscious) spouse. 
     
    I'm ready to do this!
    Tuni
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    KathyOPgh reacted to Julzology in August 4 Start Group   
    I'm starting today too!  My daughter started on Friday and I promised I would do it with her.  I'm a 53 year old woman living in NY.  My husband and I are and have always been dedicated to eating healthy food so most of what we cook and eat fits nicely into the program, it's just the leaving out of grains and dairy that will be a change.  That and my almost daily wine consumption.  I really think that will be the hardest part.  
     
    I actually enjoyed my coffee sans milk this morning.  It was good!  
     
    My husband has said he will support me and I've posted the rules for him.  He does most of the cooking so this will be a challenge for him to avoid grains especially.  
     
    I weighed myself one last time this morning and then put the scale away.   
     
    Let's do this!
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    KathyOPgh got a reaction from Beli in August 4 Start Group   
    Hi! Wishing you good luck on your W30 from a fellow Pennsylvanian (and 50+ yr old woman). I read with awe how prepared you are for this and I think your transition will be smooth because of it. I am now living life after W30 and have a whole new way of looking at food and am amazed how my relationship with it has changed. I have continued this way about 90% of the time and now I know what to do if I go too far off course. It's amazing what we can do if we put our minds to it.
    At the beginning it was time consuming and there was definitely a learning curve, but soon you will get into a flow and find your go-to meals don't take any time at all...........I could go on and on about what I learned but will end by saying: it's worth it!! All the best to you!
    Looking forward to following along!
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    KathyOPgh reacted to PamelaFlo in August 4 Start Group   
    Here's another woman in her 50s. First Whole 30. I started yesterday but hope I can jump in here here. Have previously eliminated many of the foods not allowed on W30, but now a few more I have had to give up (rice, dried fruit/Lara bars, white potatoes, etc). I don't have to drastically alter my diet as much as some starters though since I already was mostly gluten-, sugar- and dairy-free. Although not perfect and that's why I am committed to Whole 30!
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    KathyOPgh reacted to anne202 in "NO MIRACLES" 2nd WHOLE30   
    First off, congrats on your second round of Whole 30!! I'm just starting out so its awesome to hear you are so committed to keep at it again and again in order to feel the way you desire. I actually got turned on to the Whole30 because what I was doing wasn't making me feel any better, I'm exhausted, have skin breakouts and achy joints too. I guess we just have to remember we are working now to undue years of non Whole30 living.  
     
    One question, are you getting enough fresh air and sunshine? I make sure to take at least one 20-35 min walk outside a day and have found this to help with my overall moods