KayKay

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    KayKay got a reaction from Selcazare in At what point do you decide it's not working ?   
    You have to do what's best for you. I did a twelve-week challenge last year where I planned out every macro the night before. I had great success, lost weight, felt amazing...but I became obsessed with food and seemed to live in my kitchen. Like you said, it was not healthy. At the end I just wanted to feel normal around food. Macro counting works for some, not others. I'm loving the W30, but it's also not for everyone. And maybe it will be right for you another time, who knows.
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    KayKay got a reaction from ladyshanny in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    When you pick out an exciting post-W30 treat, and it's not cake or chips, but a container of shelled green peas.
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    KayKay got a reaction from MeadowLily in Celebrating nothing with all the junk   
    Yep, I have to say, now that I'm at day 28 of my third W30, I'm totally ok with not eating any of it -- which would have blown my mind a year ago. Does it smell yummy? Yes. Am I totally looking forward to my kalua pork and veggies at lunch? Even more so! 
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    KayKay got a reaction from CaGirl in Celebrating nothing with all the junk   
    I work in a tech company and it's May the 4th---so of course we have to celebrate this nerdy reference with pounds and pounds of fat, sugar, and wheat! There is a table 15 feet from my desk filled with cookies, donuts, and any other combination of chocolate and flour you can think of. Thankfully it's around the corner and I can't see it. It really does seem absurd when you think about it - any excuse you eat crap. Why do we do this to ourselves? 
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    KayKay reacted to AmyS in Need to lose weight. Am I eating too much?   
    I'd like to ask you to seriously reconsider your first statement in this thread title: I need to lose weight. You are so extremely young. You describe yourself as having tried to lose weight for ten years. That means you started thinking you needed to lose weight when you were 14. At age 14, girls naturally blossom. We naturally develop curves. We naturally develop a very healthy layer of fat under our skin, in our breasts, on our bellies, on our thighs, and on our tushies. We go through puberty, and we need that fat and those curves in order to complete puberty, grow appropriately, and establish hormonal balance as we continue through our teen years and into our twenties. Now, at 24, your brain needs lots of fat because (this so SO IMPORTANT) your brain is going through its final growth spurt, and it's a huge one. It sets you up for life.
     
    At the same time, you, like all american teenage girls, have been bombarded with lies about your body. You have been told it's only OK if it's too skinny to sustain regular periods (that's what happens to the models, you know, even the fitness models - they don't have periods, their hair falls out, they can't concentrate, they are not at all well. Really.) You have been told how to lose thirty pounds in thirty days every time you went to the grocery store, with diet plans placed strategically next to the candy.
     
    Everything your body needs to do in order to be itself has been called wrong. Everything you see in the grocery store magazines, diet plans, fitness crazed gurus who want your body fat below a number that can sustain proper bodily function, is a lie.
     
    No, I know. I know. You don't weigh what you "should" weigh. I know. That voice in your head says if only you'd lose 5, 10, 20, 30, 50 pounds you'd be healthy, happy, in tune with yourself, able to attract a partner, and miraculously 5 feet 8 inches and blonde and with no difficulty maintaining something we are told is called a "flat belly" (a mysterious ailment that causes women no end of trauma, because IT DOES NOT EXIST). I know. I'm 48 and that voice still talks to me. I call it a liar these days, but it's there in the Oprah magazine and the latest edition of the South Beach Diet and the starting chapters of our otherwise beloved It Starts With Food where white men in their 50s report 30 pounds gone in 30 days and we women think that means this is something we should aspire to.
     
    I'm asking you to turn around and tell that voice that it's lying to you. And here's another thing. Most of us who have spent years listening to that voice of abuse in our heads, have really not been feeding ourselves. We don't eat, and we don't eat, and we don't eat, and the ONLY way we can keep functioning at all in life is by eating sugar and caffeine. And then we blame ourselves for having poor self control, or sugar dragons, or being morally inferior, and we'll never attract a man (or in my case, Queen Latifah   ). So we're soooooo hungry all the time, and no amount of sugar and caffeine can fill us up, and we eat more and more, and we feel worse and worse.
     
    The answer to this is two fold:
    1. Remember that EVERY TIME you hear, see, or think that you need to lose weight (even/especially if you are hearing this from a doctor), it's a lie. I am so not kidding.
    2. Eat. Then eat again. Then eat again. It will take time, for me it took more than a year of really feeding myself, but you'll actually start to feel strong, and you will understand that it's really, truly, madly, deeply OK to eat when you're hungry. Even if you're a woman.
     
    Eat up.  And though this TED talk is more general, I highly recommend it to every twenty-something I come across these days, watch, enjoy, and make this decade count. You can do it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhhgI4tSMwc
     
    And eat. Your amazing fantastic wonderful body deserves all the food you give it. Really.
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    KayKay got a reaction from Munkers in The crazy things people say   
    One of my staff is doing "no sugar" this month. But it's ok, she can have organic honey.
    Sigh.
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    KayKay got a reaction from Dizzy411 in Its may!! what's for dinner?   
    Tonight was a mustard and apple butter grilled pork tenderloin with roasted carrots and parsnips and garlicky zucchini zoodles. I am in total love with my new spiralizer.
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    KayKay got a reaction from AmyS in I'm pretty sure I overeat.. Should I start over?   
    Also, if you're working out every day (and you're on your feet all night), you might need an extra meal beyond the 3. Not eating enough will have the opposite affect you're seeking, and your body might start holding onto body fat thinking it's entering starvation mode.
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    KayKay got a reaction from AmyS in I'm pretty sure I overeat.. Should I start over?   
    Also, if you're working out every day (and you're on your feet all night), you might need an extra meal beyond the 3. Not eating enough will have the opposite affect you're seeking, and your body might start holding onto body fat thinking it's entering starvation mode.
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    KayKay got a reaction from AmyS in I'm pretty sure I overeat.. Should I start over?   
    Also, if you're working out every day (and you're on your feet all night), you might need an extra meal beyond the 3. Not eating enough will have the opposite affect you're seeking, and your body might start holding onto body fat thinking it's entering starvation mode.
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    KayKay got a reaction from CaGirl in Celebrating nothing with all the junk   
    I work in a tech company and it's May the 4th---so of course we have to celebrate this nerdy reference with pounds and pounds of fat, sugar, and wheat! There is a table 15 feet from my desk filled with cookies, donuts, and any other combination of chocolate and flour you can think of. Thankfully it's around the corner and I can't see it. It really does seem absurd when you think about it - any excuse you eat crap. Why do we do this to ourselves? 
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    KayKay got a reaction from chezjulie in Is pumpkin not a starchy carb?   
    A local restaurant serves eggs baked in delicata rings on a bed of sauteed kale (with cheese on top the eggs, so it was a post W-30 breakfast). So good!
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    KayKay got a reaction from chezjulie in Is pumpkin not a starchy carb?   
    A local restaurant serves eggs baked in delicata rings on a bed of sauteed kale (with cheese on top the eggs, so it was a post W-30 breakfast). So good!
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    KayKay got a reaction from kimberlyxo in The crazy things people say   
    This thread is making laugh, but it also makes me want to cry about our society's screwed up notions of what "healthy" is.
     
    I thanked my 9-year-old for never "rubbing it in" when she eats something non-compliant (after someone told me her daughter teased her about an ice cream sundae, saying "ha ha, you can't have any!") and now my daughter sweetly pats me on the back each time she eats a treat and says, "Sorry, mom." LOL  Not sure which is worse at this point!
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    KayKay got a reaction from ladyshanny in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    When you pick out an exciting post-W30 treat, and it's not cake or chips, but a container of shelled green peas.
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    KayKay reacted to MHMom4755 in Starting April 6th   
    I'm feeling exactly the same way! I'm sure people are so sick of hearing me rave on and on about Whole 30! I've actually already decided to stay on the plan until Saturday. I'm going to go off a bit on Sunday (Mother's Day) as my entire family is doing a buffet and there's no way for me to stay 100% compliant without having a miserable time. I do however plan to stick as much to plan as possible, I really don't want the whole sugar/carb hangover on Monday, since I'll be jumping right back on for another round of Whole 30. I've definitely lost weight, my blood sugar is amazing, and I'm not even tempted by any of my old triggers. Whole 30 is doing something right for me, so I'm going to stick with it!
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    KayKay got a reaction from ladyshanny in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
    When you pick out an exciting post-W30 treat, and it's not cake or chips, but a container of shelled green peas.
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    KayKay got a reaction from CharDoll in Starting April 6th   
    OK, who else is still going here? Day 29!! I hope everyone is feeling great and is proud of their journey. 
     
    I am in that blissful "the Whole30 is amazing!" stage where I want to stop people on the street and tell them all about it. I feel great, my pants are fitting nicely, my moods and energy level are fantastic...I don't really want this one to end!  So I'm not thinking about day 30 as being done. It's just the beginning! 
     
    How is everyone else doing?
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    KayKay reacted to AuntJane in Celebrating nothing with all the junk   
    My department at work is like this.  Today they're celebrating Star Wars day, tomorrow it's Cinco de Mayo - it's ridiculous!  I don't participate at all, I don't eat any of the food and I don't bring any to share.  This makes the rest of my team thinks I'm weird and antisocial, but I'm okay with that. 
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    KayKay got a reaction from CaGirl in Celebrating nothing with all the junk   
    I work in a tech company and it's May the 4th---so of course we have to celebrate this nerdy reference with pounds and pounds of fat, sugar, and wheat! There is a table 15 feet from my desk filled with cookies, donuts, and any other combination of chocolate and flour you can think of. Thankfully it's around the corner and I can't see it. It really does seem absurd when you think about it - any excuse you eat crap. Why do we do this to ourselves? 
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    KayKay got a reaction from MeadowLily in Celebrating nothing with all the junk   
    Yep, I have to say, now that I'm at day 28 of my third W30, I'm totally ok with not eating any of it -- which would have blown my mind a year ago. Does it smell yummy? Yes. Am I totally looking forward to my kalua pork and veggies at lunch? Even more so! 
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    KayKay reacted to moozerb in Day 7, Feeling sad and alone   
    Thanks you guys!  Feeling better.  Made a great dinner.  That's one thing that has been a delight.  I'm cooking again!  And making fantastic meals.  So fun!  I got out today to hang with some friends, and brought my own lunch!
     
    I also took two naps today.  Didn't it say something in the Whole30 timeline about wanting to nap all the time on days 6 and 7?  Well, I did it.  Napped during both of my son's naps.  I could have kept going too!  
     
    I'll check out the forum more and see about connecting more.  Now for that tea!
     
    Thanks again.  Really helped getting your responses.
     
    Molly 
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    KayKay got a reaction from AmyS in Had it easy and now this?!   
     
    Agreed. I ditched mine almost two years ago and haven't looked back. We all know when our pants are tighter or looser; we don't need a scale and its minute daily ups and downs to drive us insane and make us unhappy. Plus, many of us have an unreasonable scale number in our heads that we want to achieve, when often our bodies have their very own unique happy spot that might not be anywhere near that number. If you eat good food, eat until you are satisfied, and move your body every day, your body will find its natural state. Hang in there!
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    KayKay reacted to AmyS in Had it easy and now this?!   
    Next step is to get it out of the trunk and set it behind one of her wheels and then back over it. Fight the power!
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    KayKay got a reaction from AmyS in Had it easy and now this?!   
     
    Agreed. I ditched mine almost two years ago and haven't looked back. We all know when our pants are tighter or looser; we don't need a scale and its minute daily ups and downs to drive us insane and make us unhappy. Plus, many of us have an unreasonable scale number in our heads that we want to achieve, when often our bodies have their very own unique happy spot that might not be anywhere near that number. If you eat good food, eat until you are satisfied, and move your body every day, your body will find its natural state. Hang in there!