Kaypat

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  1. Kaypat

    January 2nd start date

    @CarleenVC, I'm so sorry to hear about your sinus headaches. I get them too often. Working out helps mine -- but listen to your body. If you get started and feel like death, it's okay to back off. Hang in there!
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    Who's doing the #JanuaryWhole30?

    I'm joining the January Whole 30! I had a good experience two years ago. I learned so much, and I was able to get rid of my migraines for a year. And then bad habits resurfaced, and as you can imagine, headaches returned. I'm really looking forward to getting back on track. I've recruited a few friends, and this time my goal is to do a mindful reintroduction over a long period of time so I can get to the bottom of this headache thing. I'm raising my virtual glass to all of us and our good health in 2017!
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    Starting September 1 - Who's with me?

    It's DAY 30 Y'ALL! Ringing my cowbells for this group and for Whole 30!
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    Starting September 1 - Who's with me?

    Major NSV for me: Last night, I slept for 9 1/2 hours without waking up. That hasn't happened since I got pregnant... in 2001! True story!
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    The Tiger Tots of the CFC

    I'm in, too! I'm going a little further, waiting about 10 more days to have my re-introduction plan ready to roll, but am so excited to be a Tiger Tot of CFC! See you all here on Oct 1!
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    Starting September 1 - Who's with me?

    @kplake, your post really resonates with me. My workplace is quite supportive, and several have done W30 multiple times and gained tremendous insight. But in other situations, people don't understand why I am not making the same choices they are making. I think they really want everyone in the group to be going down the same path, but why? WHAT GIVES? Were these people sheep dogs in another life? I'm sorry, I have no answers, but I hear you!
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    Starting September 1 - Who's with me?

    @misslindy, I read it as you intended, and I very much appreciated your words! I re-read my posts from yesterday -- lots of typos for me. I was trying to talk about compliant vs. non-compliant foods, but instead I wrote about "complaint and non-complaint foods," which totally changed the meaning. (And made the post somewhat hilarious!) So now we know one thing that doesn't improve on Whole 30: Spelling!
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    Starting September 1 - Who's with me?

    I'll take on the cheerleadeind, and especially for anything that resembles a costume! I'm a little too saggy/modest for the short skirts but almost everything else can be restrained somehow. I'm in!
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    Starting September 1 - Who's with me?

    Friends, I apologize for several days away from the Forum. I've missed the conversations and the company. I'm so glad to know that you all are still trucking along. Me, too! I don't notice a major difference in the way my clothes fit, which is fine. I also don't have Tiger Blood, but I loved the comment about Tigger Blood. That, I have! I do notice other NSVs: My skin looks better and recently I received a compliment on my looks. This NEVER happens, but I think it was paid because I was smiling. I really think I'm happier. Is that possible? My attitudes regarding food are returning to normal, using food for energy rather than as a reward, or a drug. I don't feel like a slave to food anymore. It really had a hold of me -- and I've taken that back. I really can tell now what complaint foods cause issues for me. I've played a very "safe template" for the past three weeks. I'm going to work on expanding that template to learn more about my range. I am committing for a longer time period -- I'm considering at least another 20 days. I've always needed to take things slowly, and I really need to work harder on exercising. One thing at a time! I really love this group and would love to join into any posts that the extenders join. Please do keep me in the loop! OK, let's keep doing this, we're doing a great job! Peace to you all from Bloomington, Indiana!
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    Starting September 1 - Who's with me?

    I am reading the posts about improved mood with delight -- my mood is really improving, too. A LOT. I didn't attribute it to W30, but now that I read your posts, I think it might be at the bottom of this. Yesterday my (human) family was gone and I was working on the laundry, listening to music, and I HAD to stop and take a dance-around-the-house break. The cats were a little shocked but they came around in the end. Good moods are contagious. And that little tickle of joy stayed with me the rest of the day. Wherever you are, I hope you have the opportunity to take a dance break. And let's keep going. We've got this!
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    Starting September 1 - Who's with me?

    @michellemahi, I was JUST reading about tighter pants phenomenon -- check out this article, which someone else quoted earlier: http://whole30.com/2013/08/revised-timeline/ Don't give up! This really helped me, and I hope it helps you, too!
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    Starting September 1 - Who's with me?

    @whwillia, What a nightmare! I think you are right about a true friend being supportive when you make changes for the better. Congratulations to you and your hubby for making it through!
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    Starting September 1 - Who's with me?

    This is a wonderful story -- thank you for your selfless act! And shirtless, too! Perhaps this is just the kick in the pants I need to buy some better bras -- in the name of service. If I ripped off my shirt to help another today, my" leverage" would surely slide under my safety-pinned bra to drag the ground and potentially cause another accident. I wouldn't have been prepared, either, and I hope that I would have enough courage to act, anyway. WAY TO GO! Thanks for the inspiration!
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    Starting September 1 - Who's with me?

    I have just eaten the Matterhorn of roasted vegetables; a massive salad with avocado, EVOO, and loads of peppers; and a nicely cooked burger. Not much cooking, more of an assemblage, but I did it all myself. It was beyond edible -- it was delicious. I think my kitchen phobia is easing! I had far fewer attacks of the munchies today, too. I had a few tough days in a row. I anticipate tomorrow being the most difficult day yet. I'm taking three 13-year-old boys to Holiday World, a wonderful amusement park here in Indiana. (Seriously, what was I thinking though? I'm not going to escape roller coasters, am I? Surely we could find a fourth kid and shove him in the trunk, right? But I digress...) I anticipate crowds, hot sun, high temps, long lines, and a lot of junk food temptation. I've got my pre- and post- meals packed. But if you have a moment of down time tomorrow, please do send strength my way! I'll check in tomorrow evening. And a very Happy Day 6 to you, a bit early!
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    Starting September 1 - Who's with me?

    Hi everyone! Longtime reader, first time poster... First of all, thank you, all, in this amazing group for your posts and your support. I've been reading every day, and each day I find other people who are experiencing similar ups and downs as I am. Knowing I am part of a huge group makes is all so much easier! Allowing myself the freedom to eat healthy fat is mind-bending and a game changer. I have believed most of my life that I should follow a fat-free or low-fat diet. Changing that habit has required a bit of rewiring, but its been worth it. The healthy fats really seem decadent and absolutely delicious. And in only a few days, I'm seeing small changes that really add up: Hungry feels different -- I'm not shaky anymore. Bloating is gone I'm far less flatulent. So much, that I'm a little embarrassed for my pre-W30 self. I can cook! Not great, but not bad either! High quality ingredients make the meal. I made a W30 impulse purchase of a julienne peeler. I'm in W30 heaven. Julienne everything! An earlier poster mentioned the end of the same/guilt/remorse cycle. Amen, sister! That statement really resonated with me. Thank you all, again, for being there. Looking forward to spending Day 5 with you!