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    Eh, ok, I'm going to try this. I was awful at it over at RTH, though I didn't really miss it that much.

    Here's the scoop on yours truly...

    30 years old (!) (When did that happen? I was 17 just a few days ago, I SWEAR!)
    157 pounds
    as far as I can guess, 30% body fat.
    5'6"
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    I'd like to get back to where I was pre-baby, (um, he's going to be four, I can't use that as an excuse any more!!) which was 123, but I'll be happy when I have definition in my legs, and am comfortable in a two piece again. Or, as they say, round and round she goes, where she'll stop, nobody knows.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Kinks in the plan:
    Hypopit.
    Medrol.
    Aldosterone.
    hyporeninemia.
    Phooey.

    Sex hormones are wonky, but hopefully Dr F will get me square on that level. I'd really like to NOT have trouble with fertility should I ever find a guy worthy of the job.

    OK, on to day one of tracking, approx day 14 of my PB 'kick'.
    Chief cook & bottle washer for one kid, a dog, 6 hens, 2 surprise! roosters, two horses, and a random 'herd' of quail.

    ~The ultimate ignorance is the rejection of something one knows nothing about and refuses to investigate~

  • #2
    AM weigh in: 155

    Dinner last night was bone marrow + steak. Lunch today:left over steak. Charlie dug the heck out of the leftovers.
    Marrow-meh. Steak? MMmmmm.

    Acne on right jaw is decreasing; Cysts have withered but are still present.



    Hm. What else? Date with Michael tonight...and I heard through the grapevine that Ted IS still interested after all; Just wants to find a different job and move up here before he starts anything. Silly boys. Brad poofed, but got the lowdown on that too-it's his MO since his divorce. Meh, whatever. Wasn't that interested anyway. His loss.


    I fricking HATE dating.

    Kickboxing tonight; then date, then kidless for the weekend. Rodeo and Mitzi Friday, cabin saturday, RedRiver sunday. Wa-Hoo!
    Chief cook & bottle washer for one kid, a dog, 6 hens, 2 surprise! roosters, two horses, and a random 'herd' of quail.

    ~The ultimate ignorance is the rejection of something one knows nothing about and refuses to investigate~

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    • #3
      Just wanted to pop by and say Hi!
      sigpic "Boy I got vision and the rest of the world is wearing bifocals" - Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

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      • #4
        *waves* Hiya Minxxa! Big plans for the weekend? I'm SO glad its a long weekend. I need it!

        I'm headed to WSU tonight to pick up my dog; he's been living with my uncle since the big divorce, and found out yesterday that he probably won't survive this next week. He has a tumor at the base of his esophagus, and thanks to the continuing ineptitude of Dr ________ at the ____________ vet clinic, he has inhalational pneumonia, and bad. He's been in ICU since Thursday AM. Dr. R has a scope, but no snippers to remove whatever it is.

        Poor dog. He is 10 years old though, and that makes a tough decision a little easier. It's a DAMN good thing LVC isn't dealing with me on that, because A) he'd have never gone there in the first place, and B) I'd raise holy HELL in there about the IP. NO excuse. NONE. I've worked there, though, and seen how its run.

        Anyhow. Date with Michael last night was outSTANDING. Had thai food...tom gah kai soup. No idea if it was primal or not-but it was good. Conversation was great, and we're starting to loosen up a little bit around each other. Did I mention he's hawt? And got a smooch last night...(!) made the ol' toes curl. Oi. Smart (masters in Biology). Well-read. Active. Geeky enough that I fit right in. Tall. Blue eyes. and OMG his voice! His only catch is that he's wishywashy on ___________, and I am WAY opininonated on that. But there's hope. Same religion, though not practicing.

        I've got a thing for deep, sexy voices. And he has it. There HAS to be a kink somewhere. A guy like that doesn't get to be 30 and be single for no reason, right? He could be dang-er-ous. In a really good way. I am MUCH too excited about this for it to be a good thing. Second date and I've got a shit-eating grin plastered on my face. Someone, please, slap me. Hard.

        OK. 'Nuf 'bout that. And the dog. :'-(

        So, yeah.

        Dinner was:

        Klickerberries with heavy cream
        Tom gah kai soup w/ a little bit of rice (I know, I know!)
        Thai iced coffee

        Way too many lemon drops. I bought them in a moment of weakness after I found out about KD. And proceeded to scarf half the bag. Damn they were good.


        Breakfast was a meatlovers omelet at waffles'n'more. Delish, AND primal. Score!

        Morning weigh in-155. Progress maintained, right? We'll see how the cabin treats me.

        Have a great weekend everyone!
        Chief cook & bottle washer for one kid, a dog, 6 hens, 2 surprise! roosters, two horses, and a random 'herd' of quail.

        ~The ultimate ignorance is the rejection of something one knows nothing about and refuses to investigate~

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        • #5
          Sounds like a great date! My humble opinion (ha ha) is that you're never going to find someone who's beliefs completely align with yours AND makes your toes curl. I go for toe curling and at least an acceptable amount of "live and let live". :-)

          30 and unmarried doesn't sound so bad. Seems like he was working on the educational front. And maybe he's picky :-)

          Bummer about your pooch. :-(

          What exactly are klickerberries? never heard of them!

          Plans for the weekend include lots of sitting and reading, thrift store shopping with the girl-child, hanging with the family and perhaps beach time (if it clears up, it's very cloudy and overcast here and is supposed to last the weekend, but we may go anyway, we'll see!). Walks with the pup... lots of hanging out! I start my new class (master's) next Tuesday, and so go to school 4 days a week (2 nights dance class, 2 nights other class), so not much time (except weekends and I will have papers and homework and such). So definitely enjoying this three day weekend!

          Have fun!
          sigpic "Boy I got vision and the rest of the world is wearing bifocals" - Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

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          • #6
            Klickerberries are local thing-strawberries that have been picked at the UBERripe stage and bucketed. They're a noncommercial variety so they don't ship well. But oh my heaven are they good.

            What kind of pup do you have? I'm a huge dog lover. Molosser breeds are my fave, then Danes, then cowdogs. I'll probably only ever own cowdogs, though.

            AND I forgot to mention-I did a dry run on my jeans for tonight-they FIT. Size 9 cruel girls. poi-fect. Mmwah! And my size 30 seven for all mankinds are wrapping my ass right now...comfortably! I thought they were my 31s...til just now when I had to pee. WOOT!

            Ugh, I'm jealous of going to school! I'd love to, but then I'd have to deal with the AMA, and I'm pretty sure we'd butt heads-bad. Jeez, I'd love for all this shit that I know about hormones and crap to be USEFUL instead of just making me weird and anti doctor...haha.

            What are you gonna be when you grow up?
            Chief cook & bottle washer for one kid, a dog, 6 hens, 2 surprise! roosters, two horses, and a random 'herd' of quail.

            ~The ultimate ignorance is the rejection of something one knows nothing about and refuses to investigate~

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            • #7
              Grow up? Nevah!! :-)

              I'm getting my master's in counseling psychology. So theoretically I'm going to be an MFT (marraige, family therapist). I want to specialize in sex therapy, couples therapy and communication issues, as those are my passions and I truly believe people need more help in that area since we mostly don't talk about issues in that arena. Eventually down the line I aim to own my own practice, so I can schedule my own hours ... which would NOT include mornings. My goal is to be able to get up in the morning with no clock, be able to make tea, take a shower, sit and read, then get ready for my day. I know someone who does this (old friend of my mom's) so I know it's possible! :-)

              Our pup is a half lab/half GSD. Super sweet and cute... nutcase! She's very smart, but also very excitable, though it is diminishing a bit with age. We take her to training still and that's helped a lot... she'll sit and down even when she really doesn't want to cuz there's something super interesting going on outside. Her fave thing to do is lay down in front of the front screen door and watch all the peeps, cats, cars. We call it "Doggie TV". :-)

              Congrats on the jeans!! Someday I'll be able to do that again. I kept all my old ones!
              sigpic "Boy I got vision and the rest of the world is wearing bifocals" - Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

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              • #8
                We have almost the exact same starting stats!

                I am almost 30 (oct)
                5'6"
                155 lb

                and have hypoT as my challenge. I look forward to reading your stuff!
                Adding minerals wherever I can.

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                • #9
                  Hey farmerjess! There's a few of us hypos around here :-)

                  I'm older (42) same height though and weight around 165. I went from 142-170 ish while my thyroid was going wonky. Blyeah. Still can't lose the weight though, and probably won't until the levels are in the right area. For now, my focus with primal is improving my health and getting my hormones/vitamins and stuff back to where they need to be.

                  We'll see...
                  sigpic "Boy I got vision and the rest of the world is wearing bifocals" - Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

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                  • #10
                    So, the weekend. Hung out with my girlfriend from Omaha, and we ran into Ted. I got home at 430. AM. I'm too old for this!

                    The dog doesn't have a tumor, he has megaesophagus. Which is good, and bad. He was so dehydrated and looked so poor that WSU required a DNR to be signed, and when they pulled blood to run labs, they had to pull a second time, because his blood was too concentrated to spin. He began vomiting Friday, and wasn't able to take in anything-liquids or solids, until yesterday. He went to WSU on friday, and they began TWO simultaneous fluid bags-one IV, one subq. LVS said he 'ate a can of dog food' wednesday, which is interesting, because WSU said he couldn't eat anything til Sunday afternoon.

                    Hmmm....Now, I'm not callin' anyone a liar, but I don't think they're telling the truth.

                    Anway. The english language lacks the verbage to describe just how angry I am.

                    Morning weigh in- 156.5.
                    AF is in town, since Saturday. Oh joy.

                    Cabin eats: primarily strawberries, since I didn't realize Denise was cooking. Gag. Got into a tiff with my bro over gluten, informed him that celiac is no different than type one diabetes, and he could just as easily decide he doesn't need insulin as I could decide to 'have no problem' with gluten. He'd 'never thought of it that way'. Yeah, not a real DEEP thinker, are you, there?

                    Anyhoo...waiting for Michael to call...ahem...I mean, he hasn't called, and I am by NO means waiting by the phone.

                    OK, maybe I am. But only because I normally keep my phone on my desk.

                    Have I mentioned I HATE dating? This is why. You find someone you REALLY like, they go POOF.

                    Anyway, todays eats:

                    Coffee with heavy cream
                    celery (200 grams) with almond butter (80 grams)
                    several tablespoons of cream (gag)

                    I have no appetite today.


                    Kickboxing tonight. Then bed.

                    Codys finally home, thank heavens. I miss him when he's gone.
                    Last edited by Eklecktika; 10-08-2010, 08:29 AM.
                    Chief cook & bottle washer for one kid, a dog, 6 hens, 2 surprise! roosters, two horses, and a random 'herd' of quail.

                    ~The ultimate ignorance is the rejection of something one knows nothing about and refuses to investigate~

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Minxxa View Post
                      Hey farmerjess! There's a few of us hypos around here :-)

                      I'm older (42) same height though and weight around 165. I went from 142-170 ish while my thyroid was going wonky. Blyeah. Still can't lose the weight though, and probably won't until the levels are in the right area. For now, my focus with primal is improving my health and getting my hormones/vitamins and stuff back to where they need to be.

                      We'll see...
                      Hi! I've been primal 6 weeks now and haven't lost a single darn lb yet. It is definitely more challenging. I just became hypo about a year ago at 5 months postpartum and this is the heaviest I've ever been. I wish I knew what the answer was. I am going to get another thyroid panel tomorrow to see where I'm at.
                      Adding minerals wherever I can.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by farmerjess View Post
                        Hi! I've been primal 6 weeks now and haven't lost a single darn lb yet. It is definitely more challenging. I just became hypo about a year ago at 5 months postpartum and this is the heaviest I've ever been. I wish I knew what the answer was. I am going to get another thyroid panel tomorrow to see where I'm at.
                        Are you on synthetic Jess? I tried that when I first started and it didn't do jack. I switched to dessicated and it was like flipping on a switch. I used straight T3 for a while as well, to clear out RT3 that had built up from low cortisol and low ferritin-that worked well also.

                        Anyway.

                        Still haven't heard anything from Michael. I'm vacillating between 'he's a typical prick, poof, he's gone' to 'We have had nothing but great dates (2)/conversation/times, the last time we were out he showed me the little quirk that it takes to start his pickup (it has a bad ignition cylinder, so you have to wiggle it a certain way) and the first kiss was sufficient to start the fireworks on Fox Island, so do I call? Do I wait? Do I stand on one foot and hum the star spangled banner?'


                        I'd like to say I don't care, but he's the first guy I've dated in two years that I was truly excited about. Everyone else has been, meh, whatever. Easy come easy go. He'll be back in town a week from today, so I guess we'll see what happens then.

                        Morning weigh in: 155
                        Kickboxing last night was brutal; I thought I was going to hurl my toenails. So I rolled along about 30% of what I normally do, and still am sore this morning. Holy crap. Must. Eat. More. !!! Actually, I suspect it was at least partially due to the fact that I forgot my medrol that morning. Oops.



                        And this morning I succumbed to my boss. He bought a McD mcgriddle. Totally not primal. Not even gluten free.

                        I'm going to hate myself in an hour or so. :-/
                        Chief cook & bottle washer for one kid, a dog, 6 hens, 2 surprise! roosters, two horses, and a random 'herd' of quail.

                        ~The ultimate ignorance is the rejection of something one knows nothing about and refuses to investigate~

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                        • #13
                          Eeek a mcgriddle! :-) It happens. I'm finding that after many times of caving and feeling like poo, I'm starting to cave a lot less often. But for me, it's a gradual thing... and I think that as I eat better it gets easier, and I slowly get more and more immune to the random crap people bring in.

                          Bum deal on the dating... who knows? That's the hard part... sometimes it can be something so simple, but it'd be nice to know right? Hope he calls.. at least so you find out what the dealio is...

                          I'm thinking about the dessicated actually.... not sure how that will go over, and am concerned since there's been a lot of fuss and muss about formulations and availability, but if this new dosage change doesn't do what I need, I'm going to ask to give it a shot. I'm redoing all my labs in a few weeks for my follow up appointment and we'll see what the ranges are like, but if everything's still up and not going anywhere maybe I'll just give it a shot. After all I've been doing the synthetic for 18 months now, so it should have done something if it was working correctly...
                          sigpic "Boy I got vision and the rest of the world is wearing bifocals" - Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Eklecktika View Post
                            Are you on synthetic Jess? I tried that when I first started and it didn't do jack. I switched to dessicated and it was like flipping on a switch. I used straight T3 for a while as well, to clear out RT3 that had built up from low cortisol and low ferritin-that worked well also.

                            Anyway.

                            Still haven't heard anything from Michael. I'm vacillating between 'he's a typical prick, poof, he's gone' to 'We have had nothing but great dates (2)/conversation/times, the last time we were out he showed me the little quirk that it takes to start his pickup (it has a bad ignition cylinder, so you have to wiggle it a certain way) and the first kiss was sufficient to start the fireworks on Fox Island, so do I call? Do I wait? Do I stand on one foot and hum the star spangled banner?'


                            I'd like to say I don't care, but he's the first guy I've dated in two years that I was truly excited about. Everyone else has been, meh, whatever. Easy come easy go. He'll be back in town a week from today, so I guess we'll see what happens then.

                            Morning weigh in: 155
                            Kickboxing last night was brutal; I thought I was going to hurl my toenails. So I rolled along about 30% of what I normally do, and still am sore this morning. Holy crap. Must. Eat. More. !!! Actually, I suspect it was at least partially due to the fact that I forgot my medrol that morning. Oops.



                            And this morning I succumbed to my boss. He bought a McD mcgriddle. Totally not primal. Not even gluten free.

                            I'm going to hate myself in an hour or so. :-/
                            I am on armour and have been the whole time. I wish I could find a hcp who knows anything. I've been through 3 now...so frustrating. I am going to go get a thyro panel done today. I hope she'll honor my request to test everything. I don't think I've ever had my RT3 tested. And haven't had antibodies tested in a long time. I am going in the pm not like I read you recc'd in another thread yesterday. Oh well, it will be ok I hope to see what my bod's doing in the pm (a good 10 hrs after the armour).

                            Hope your guy calls.
                            Adding minerals wherever I can.

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                            • #15
                              Ok, as a single(ish) guy, 30 years old, good looking, and a "nice guy" i'm NOT going to give you any dating advice. However, i will say, there are often perfectly normal reasons why a guy is 30 yrs old and single. First, I'm shy, just the thought of calling up a girl to chat makes me sweat. I'm getting better, but it's still hard. I mean, what do i say when i call, "Hi?" Oh there's a great start... It's gotta be witty, charming... all that junk, so that is a possibility of how he's thinking. Second, I'm divorced, happened about a year ago, but no worries... it was totally amicable, and everything is good. Still, those years of being married put me at 30 and single. So, don't get discouraged. He may just be trying to find the perfect thing to say when he calls you so that he doesn't come off a total loser. Oh and back to the shy thing, if you ask anybody who knows me, they would say i'm not shy, but I really am, so even if someone says he's not, he might really be. Hope that helps give you a little perspective and makes your waiting a little less stressful.
                              Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. - Fortune cookie that changed my life

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