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  • A new approach?


    My journal needs an overhaul.

    I can't believe I'm about to say this, but the three reasons that I began it, have disappeared. I'm not binging, I'm sleeping better and... I'm not depressed. In fact, even my energy is better: I feel tired sometimes, but I haven't "crashed" in nearly a month. There's only one possible explanation: Magic

    Still getting wrinkles though - so I guess the magic isn't strong enough to overcome the gradual erosion of the human body as it moves towards death. (I'm clearly reading too much of Derp's journal )

    Anyway, I was talking about changing this up. Some aspects of it serve no purpose, like:
    - The "body section". I always have bloating, runny sinuses, and rosacea. It's like listing every day I wake up with two feet...
    - Listing the foods I eat. I don't know why I do this now. I think it's still a vague way of measuring and controlling my calories. I don't read back on it to find correlations between my diet and body functions. It would be enough to note if I was hungry / craved things.
    - Same with supp intake. I can't identify how different sups make me feel.

    So, where on from here?

    Since the journal is a dream machine, I'm going to try tossing in all the things I want to improve in my life Some of these are:

    - Improve body comp
    - Finish my f@jkfKing massive creative project that has taken four years so far
    - Balance my hormones
    - Tackle the bloat
    - Improve skin (yes - wrinkles )
    - Deal with my relationship issues - warning: you're now going to see al the neurosis of my love life (*notices that all readers suddenly run for cover*)
    - Note my insights and reflections

    Let's see what happens.

    Weirdly, I had a dream last night that I played the song below for Ombat... and she hated it. I like it though - it's poppy and cute. And did I mention it's wise? (It's wise).



    "Im Triggered"

    lol. This is so me.
    Last edited by YogaBare; 05-29-2013, 04:31 AM.
    "I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.

    In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."

    - Ray Peat

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    • Originally posted by ombat View Post
      @ You and Serenity, I feel exactly the same. I was always that "old soul" little girl that all the adults were fascinated with and now I feel like a reckless partier. Though, those I spend the most time with are still at least 15 years older than I.

      Serenity, I understand about not being "ready". I could have potentially had a wonderful relationship with someone I'm still very close to, but I had been so psychologically fucked up from a recent fling that it would have ended in disaster. I think it's all about knowing yourself and I'm glad that I knew myself enough to keep him away so that it didn't happen.
      Yeah, I know myself pretty well in some ways but not very well at all in others. Not knowing yourself does cause problems. "Know thyself"--it is carved in stone in the oracle at Delphi.

      Originally posted by YogaBare View Post
      A new approach?


      - Deal with my relationship issues - warning: you're now going to see al the neurosis of my love life (*notices that all readers suddenly run for cover*)
      I'm actually looking forward to that. I am not in a position to have a love life myself (b/c I'm in a relationship--it's complicated), but I'll live vicariously through you.
      Last edited by diene; 05-29-2013, 05:45 AM.

      My journal

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      • A NEW APPROACH
        Honestly honesty

        Skin.

        The battle against wrinkles continues!

        I began using Copper Peptides yesterday. Apparently you've got to wait at least four months to see results, but I'm being promised all sorts of magical effects. I'll take some pics and we'll hope that in four months the 'afters' are an improvement and you'll no longer be subjected to my moaning about getting old.

        Love life.

        Yesterday at my yoga studio, I got asked out by a really attractive* guy. He goes to the other Tuesday lunch class, and I'd spotted him a few times. Yesterday he was hanging around late while I was locking up the studio; we got chatting and at the end he asked for my number.

        *When I say "attractive" I don't mean just physically pleasing: I mean that feeling when you meet someone and a light goes off in your head cos' you recognise something in them. And you think they're hot

        I haven't been asked out by someone I found attractive in... I can't even remember.

        I believe life is an expression of our mental states: what we think, is what we experience.

        Reading reality like this, I find it encouraging that I encountered someone attractive. Maybe it's an indication that I'm finally becoming more open.

        Saying that, my reaction was typical "me". I'm so confident on the surface, but when I'm thrown into a situation I can't control, that all goes out the window. Paranoid neurosis - peekaboo!!! Thoughts going through my head as we were chatting: "I've got to get out of here - he's not going to be interested in me - nothing will ever work out - how should I behave?" Talk about being a chilled-out yoga teacher.!

        I'm never quite sure how open to behave with people I'm interested in. Being Irish, most of my relationships began with a bottle of whiskey. Unless I'm oscillated I tend to act cold. I'm scared of getting hurt or rejected, so I put up a wall.

        Anyway, I didn't do that yesterday, but it was hard. I was open, but not super encouraging for him to contact me. I'm negative about relationships to the point where I don't believe that anyone I'm interested in is going to like me unless I play games. So it keeps me from being excited about anything, cos' I just imagine that it's all going end badly. And it makes me hold back.

        I know that self love would go a long way with this, because life is too short to be neurotic like I am.

        Battles with the bloat.

        I'm so pissed off with the extent of my bloating that I only had one meal yesterday, and I've only eaten two pieces of beetroot today, which apparently is enough to induce the pregnant look.

        Beginning today, I'm going to completely cut dairy for a week and see if this has a positive effect. It did last time I gave it up, but then again, I was simultaneously restricting.

        Hormones.
        I've had three acupuncture treatments now, and I have no idea if it's doing anything, but my last treatment was a-m-a-z-i-n-g! It triggered loads of sensations around my body, and I even had umm... the female equivalent to a hard-on?! My libido went quiet again recently, so I took this as a positive.

        Did I mention this journal was now going to be chock-full of tmi?

        Also, interestingly, the acupuncturist told me that the bloating is the result of a lack of "life force energy" (which the Chinese call "Chi").

        I'm starting my course of Progesterone tomorrow. It's a drug called Duphaston. Reviews seem generally positive: no weight gain, improved cycle, better skin, and some people even get bigger breasts Though saying that, it's been "discontinued" in the UK, and "Banned" in Canada..! Will be worth monitoring carefully I guess.

        And Finally...
        Last edited by YogaBare; 05-29-2013, 08:57 AM.
        "I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.

        In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."

        - Ray Peat

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        • Originally posted by YogaBare View Post

          Love life.[/B]
          Yesterday at my yoga studio, I got asked out by a really attractive* guy. He goes to the other Tuesday lunch class, and I'd spotted him a few times. Yesterday he was hanging around late while I was locking up the studio; we got chatting and at the end he asked for my number.

          *When I say "attractive" I don't mean just physically pleasing: I mean that feeling when you meet someone and a light goes off in your head cos' you recognise something in them. And you think they're hot

          I haven't been asked out by someone I found attractive in... I can't even remember.

          I believe life is an expression of our mental states: what we think, is what we experience.

          Reading reality like this, I find it encouraging that I encountered someone attractive. Maybe it's an indication that I'm finally becoming more open.


          Saying that, my reaction was typical "me". I'm so confident on the surface, but when I'm thrown into a situation I can't control, that all goes out the window. Paranoid neurosis - peekaboo!!! Thoughts going through my head as we were chatting: "I've got to get out of here - he's not going to be interested in me - nothing will ever work out - how should I behave?" Talk about being a chilled-out yoga teacher.!

          I'm never quite sure how open to behave with people I'm interested in. Being Irish, most of my relationships began with a bottle of whiskey. Unless I'm oscillated I tend to act cold. I'm scared of getting hurt or rejected, so I put up a wall.

          Anyway, I didn't do that yesterday, but it was hard. I was open, but not super encouraging for him to contact me. I'm negative about relationships to the point where I don't believe that anyone I'm interested in is going to like me unless I play games. So it keeps me from being excited about anything, cos' I just imagine that it's all going end badly. And it makes me hold back.

          I know that self love would go a long way with this, because life is too short to be neurotic like I am.
          I loved that part in bold, especially. And I think a lot of people display more confidence than they actually feel. You will have to keep us updated on any progressions (or keep us updated even if there are none). We are now invested in the story!

          Also, this is to share your experience and in no way to toot my own horn but I get asked out quite a bit and it is never by anyone I find attractive, ha! I have a good number of friends who I do find attractive, but they aren't interested in me. I wonder if it's a "...what you can't have" issue? Or the universe just hates us


          Battles with the bloat.

          I'm so pissed off with the extent of my bloating that I only had one meal yesterday, and I've only eaten two pieces of beetroot today, which apparently is enough to induce the pregnant look.

          Beginning today, I'm going to completely cut dairy for a week and see if this has a positive effect. It did last time I gave it up, but then again, I was simultaneously restricting.
          Dairy could be a culprit, but have you entertained doing a FODMAP elimination? I know it would involve restricting but I have been able to identify a lot of things that are very bad for my digestion...

          Weirdly, I had a dream last night that I played the song below for Ombat... and she hated it. I like it though - it's poppy and cute. And did I mention it's wise? (It's wise).
          Well you can cross "becoming a clairvoyant" off your list because I did not hate it at all! I'm actually on my fourth listen now
          Is it weird in here, or is it just me?

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          • Out with the New


            You know what? I miss the old format

            Sleep:
            12am - 5.30am; 6.00am - 9am: approx 8.5!

            Food / Hunger / Cravings:
            Wasn't hungry again today, but it's primarily because my bloat feels so uncomfortable.

            9.30am - Coffee w/ coconut milk and gelatine.
            11am - Coffee w/ coconut milk and gelatine.
            2.00pm - Lunch: rice, can of wild salmon, half a courgette in a turmeric risotto style. Tea w/ coconut milk and sugar.
            5.30pm - Dinner: two bananas, berries, strawberries, raspberries etc. heated with coconut milk and maple syrup. Tea w/ coconut milk and sugar.

            Cravings:
            Sugar (tonight).

            Supps:
            2 x Vit D
            2 x Vit C
            2 x Mg-B6
            2 x Asprin
            Ran out of Zinc.

            Energy and mood:
            Felt tired and wanted a duvet day. Luckily I didn't have anything on, so I was able to work in bed til about 1pm. The joys of being self-employed In a pretty good mood, but somewhat anxious about my love life.

            Body:
            Water retention: UGH. Sweet mother of GOD!!! I'm sure this is the worst it's ever been. I had two beers on Monday night, and lots of cake over the weekend. I wonder if this could have triggered it?
            Digestion: kind of have the runs.

            Research:
            I had a little epiphany yesterday that correct utilisation of the vocal chords might be very beneficial for the thyroid. Looked into it today, and there is minimal info on this little-explored idea. Yet it's quite logical that there is a connection: the thyroid is right next to the voice box, and there are many accounts of a person's voice changing pitch with some kind of thyroid disorder. A few things I read that supported my theory:

            From this site:
            While the thyroid is on the outside of the Adam’s apple, on the inside is the larynx, or voice box. You can tell this by placing your hand on your thyroid and humming. Try this. Hum by saying, “MMMMMMMMM”. Then say it louder and louder, until you are yelling. You will feel your thyroid vibrating. The louder you hum, the more it vibrates.

            What happens to the thyroid when it vibrates? The thyroid is filled with a gel-like material that is the storage form of thyroid hormone. The gel releases hormone when the thyroid is massaged, which is why massage therapists avoid throat massages for hyperthyroid patients. There have also been medical studies that show certain types of occupational vibrations cause injury to the thyroid. The thyroid is clearly affected by vibration.

            It is logical, then, to conclude that the vibration of the thyroid by using your voice also stimulates the release of thyroid hormone. This is a natural mechanism the body has for thyroid stimulation.
            From this site:

            Mechanical manipulation of the thyroid can release thyroxine into the bloodstream, which is why massage therapists are cautious about massaging the throat.

            Can the sound of your voice help balance hormones?

            The release of thyroxine from the thyroid is known to be controlled by the brain. There is a classic feedback loop between the hypothalmus and pituitary gland in the brain and the thyroid gland that keeps thyroid levels where they should be. However, there is another mechanism of thyroid release that relates to the voice box. When you make a sound with your voice, your larynx vibrates, providing a gentle massage to the thyroid that surrounds it.
            This makes sense to me because in yoga certain poses are supposed to stimulate different aspects of the endocrine system.

            Maybe if I sing and do Shoulder Stand a lot I won't need Cytomel
            "I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.

            In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."

            - Ray Peat

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            • Originally posted by ombat View Post
              I loved that part in bold, especially. And I think a lot of people display more confidence than they actually feel. You will have to keep us updated on any progressions (or keep us updated even if there are none). We are now invested in the story!
              I know - that part is really true. Which is why it's so important to monitor negative thoughts. Worrying is praying for what you don't want.

              But when it comes to my love life my neurosis goes to a new level. I constantly worry, second guess myself, and am totally negative. And I believe those vibrations carry across the air waves to whoever we're worrying about. Sooo, needless to say, I don't have much faith that I'll even hear from this dude, but I'm trying to push negative thoughts out of my head and stay centred in loving myself. I did a nice mediation earlier actually: it helps.

              Also, this is to share your experience and in no way to toot my own horn but I get asked out quite a bit and it is never by anyone I find attractive, ha! I have a good number of friends who I do find attractive, but they aren't interested in me. I wonder if it's a "...what you can't have" issue? Or the universe just hates us
              I knooo-ooow. Exact same experience! I was dating a really sexy guy last November, but we had nothing in common (he was a scientist... snore) so that didn't really count as attraction in my book. Then the men that I'm interested in are invariably just out of relationships and not interested in getting involved. I don't know why it happens ilke that. Maybe the theory above applies?
              Dairy could be a culprit, but have you entertained doing a FODMAP elimination? I know it would involve restricting but I have been able to identify a lot of things that are very bad for my digestion...
              I might do it. I don't feel so withered from diet anymore, so I think I could probably restrict safely. It wouldn't be possible for a few weeks though.

              Well you can cross "becoming a clairvoyant" off your list because I did not hate it at all! I'm actually on my fourth listen now
              Glad you like it! Then my subcsconsious was right, but my neurotic worrying voice got in the way Actually I am a bit psychic. I had a dream that Derp was growing his hair before (and he was)! Just as a minute example.

              Wow. I dream about people on MDA. This is sad.

              Originally posted by ombat View Post
              Lolz.

              If you can't stand the bloat, take a day to just eat bone broth, eggs, and gelatin (or something like that). Seriously, no coffee, no coconut milk, no veg, no fruit. At least you'll deflate enough to become comfortable.
              You're right - I'll do that tomorrow. I have bone broth.
              Last edited by YogaBare; 05-29-2013, 03:10 PM.
              "I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.

              In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."

              - Ray Peat

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              • Originally posted by YogaBare View Post

                Out with the New


                You know what? I miss the old format
                Lolz.

                If you can't stand the bloat, take a day to just eat bone broth, eggs, and gelatin (or something like that). Seriously, no coffee, no coconut milk, no veg, no fruit. At least you'll deflate enough to become comfortable.
                Is it weird in here, or is it just me?

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                • Originally posted by CiKi90
                  Whoaa, so much change going on in here, didn't know you were renovating! I love that you're focusing on other things now. I know this is. A health forum, and that mostly we talk about diet and exercise, but really, in order to be healthy you need to have good things going on everywhere. I'm so excited that someone asked you out, especially someone you find attractive! It's always flattering to get attention from someone you fancy I usually get complimented by old men in the grocery store, lol!

                  About the bloat... Have you ever seen something called simethicone? It's the active ingredient in things like Gas-x and Bean-o, but if you just get the generic OTC version, it has the least amount of additives in it. I was asking Zach a little bit ago if there were adverse effects of using the simethicone here and there, and he said he saw no issue with having it on hand. It works pretty well for me, I just take the recommended dosage (from experience, don't take more...lol) and then be "alone" for about half an hour. And everything that's bloating you will certainly make its way out. I've also heard of charcoal tablets helping some people out, but last time I tried those (a few years ago) they didn't seem to do anything for me except make me feel kinda sloshy.
                  Aw, thanks! I'm glad you guys are interested in the gossip column And you're right - it was a nice boost.

                  That drug sounds... scary?! Is it available over the counter in US? (Do you have problems with bloating?)
                  "I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.

                  In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."

                  - Ray Peat

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                  • Originally posted by YogaBare View Post
                    I know - that part is really true. Which is why it's so important to monitor negative thoughts. Worrying is praying for what you don't want.

                    But when it comes to my love life my neurosis goes to a new level. I constantly worry, second guess myself, and am totally negative. And I believe those vibrations carry across the air waves to whoever we're worrying about. Sooo, needless to say, I don't have much faith that I'll even hear from this dude, but I'm trying to push negative thoughts out of my head and stay centred in loving myself. I did a nice mediation earlier actually: it helps.

                    I knooo-ooow. Exact same experience! I was dating a really sexy guy last November, but we had nothing in common (he was a scientist... snore) so that didn't really count as attraction in my book. Then the men that I'm interested in are invariably just out of relationships and not interested in getting involved. I don't know why it happens ilke that. Maybe the theory above applies?
                    I know I seem sooooooooo confident and put together (ROFL) but I am pretty neurotic. If we're being brutally honest here, my superficial persona is very charming, confident, and somewhat seductive. My worry is that someone who is attracted to this side of me will not be attracted to the fact that I'm really a giant goofball.

                    I might do it. I don't feel so withered from diet anymore, so I think I could probably restrict safely. It wouldn't be possible for a few weeks though.
                    It's really not that difficult, especially if you're prepping your own meals.

                    Glad you like it! Then my subcsconsious was right, but my neurotic worrying voice got in the way Actually I am a bit psychic. I had a dream that Derp was growing his hair before (and he was)! Just as a minute example.

                    Wow. I dream about people on MDA. This is sad.
                    Go with your instincts, man! I'm glad to have made it into your dreams, baby

                    You're right - I'll do that tomorrow. I have bone broth.
                    I think you will feel a lot better.
                    Is it weird in here, or is it just me?

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                    • Originally posted by YogaBare View Post

                      Love life.

                      Yesterday at my yoga studio, I got asked out by a really attractive* guy. He goes to the other Tuesday lunch class, and I'd spotted him a few times. Yesterday he was hanging around late while I was locking up the studio; we got chatting and at the end he asked for my number.

                      *When I say "attractive" I don't mean just physically pleasing: I mean that feeling when you meet someone and a light goes off in your head cos' you recognise something in them. And you think they're hot

                      I haven't been asked out by someone I found attractive in... I can't even remember.

                      I believe life is an expression of our mental states: what we think, is what we experience.

                      Reading reality like this, I find it encouraging that I encountered someone attractive. Maybe it's an indication that I'm finally becoming more open.

                      Saying that, my reaction was typical "me". I'm so confident on the surface, but when I'm thrown into a situation I can't control, that all goes out the window. Paranoid neurosis - peekaboo!!! Thoughts going through my head as we were chatting: "I've got to get out of here - he's not going to be interested in me - nothing will ever work out - how should I behave?" Talk about being a chilled-out yoga teacher.!

                      I'm never quite sure how open to behave with people I'm interested in. Being Irish, most of my relationships began with a bottle of whiskey. Unless I'm oscillated I tend to act cold. I'm scared of getting hurt or rejected, so I put up a wall.

                      Anyway, I didn't do that yesterday, but it was hard. I was open, but not super encouraging for him to contact me. I'm negative about relationships to the point where I don't believe that anyone I'm interested in is going to like me unless I play games. So it keeps me from being excited about anything, cos' I just imagine that it's all going end badly. And it makes me hold back.


                      I'm starting my course of Progesterone tomorrow. It's a drug called Duphaston. Reviews seem generally positive: no weight gain, improved cycle, better skin, and some people even get bigger breasts Though saying that, it's been "discontinued" in the UK, and "Banned" in Canada..! Will be worth monitoring carefully I guess.
                      I can relate to you Yogabare. I just turned 32 and I've been single for a while now. I'm excited for you!

                      If Duphaston has been discontinued and banned then it probably works really well! haha At least that's how things usually work in the states.

                      I'm kinda new to the Journals section of MDA. I'll be glad to read some updates. Best wishes to you!

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                      • Originally posted by YogaBare View Post
                        I was dating a really sexy guy last November, but we had nothing in common (he was a scientist... snore) so that didn't really count as attraction in my book. Then the men that I'm interested in are invariably just out of relationships and not interested in getting involved. I don't know why it happens ilke that. Maybe the theory above applies?
                        Aw, I <3 scientists, especially sexy ones. Sexy and smart, what more can a girl ask for? Well, for me, I guess, to be serious, they also have to be libertarian, which drastically reduces the size of the datable pool of men for me.

                        I rarely get asked out by complete strangers. I'm told that I give off a very stand-offish air and that I'm "scary." Seriously, friends have told me that when they first met me, they thought I was scary. WTF?! I'm not scary at all, just mean. (j/k)

                        My journal

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                        • Originally posted by ombat View Post
                          I know I seem sooooooooo confident and put together (ROFL) but I am pretty neurotic. If we're being brutally honest here, my superficial persona is very charming, confident, and somewhat seductive. My worry is that someone who is attracted to this side of me will not be attracted to the fact that I'm really a giant goofball.
                          Well, I think it's great to admit that we have these neurosis. Where better but here, in plain site? (Honestly, I use this journal as catharsis: I air all the stuff I'm most ashamed of, and weirdly it seems to exorcize it from my life).

                          That's funny - I used to project something similar: kind of around the age of 26-28. Cue lots of short term, intensely sexual relationships. Then I tried the "I'm very confident and I've got it all sussed" approach. Fail.

                          Now I'm just trying to be myself, which is definitely the hardest approach I've tried (as detailed by my earlier entry). Once I get to know people I'm quite sassy, but with a cute stranger I feel shy, which I usually mask with a kind of mocking confidence (not optimal, I'm guessing). Do you then try to act how you are with other people, or just go with how you're feeling? (I know that's an impossible question to answer but just teasing it out).

                          Originally posted by brookesam View Post
                          I can relate to you Yogabare. I just turned 32 and I've been single for a while now. I'm excited for you!

                          If Duphaston has been discontinued and banned then it probably works really well! haha At least that's how things usually work in the states.

                          I'm kinda new to the Journals section of MDA. I'll be glad to read some updates. Best wishes to you!
                          Welcome to the fold Brookesam! MDA got way more interesting for me once we all got journals up - you'll probably start one soon too.

                          Sorry to hear that you've been single for a while and aren't always happy about it. How long have you been single for? My love life has been a complete disaster for the last three years. Most of the time I'm fine with being single, but some times it really gets to me, and I just want to have that special someone to share my adventures with. I know it's not always that simple though.

                          Originally posted by CiKi90
                          Haha, it does sound all serious and scientific. But, yeah, it's an OTC pill in the US, the same as Gas-X, I'm sure Pepto has some of it thrown in there, etc. I do have problems with bloating, but I've got quite a few tricks up my sleeve that work for me, personally. My bloating has greatly reduced since I don't really eat as many grains/wheat/gluten as I used to, have cut WAY back on artificial sweeteners, stopped taking so many digestive aids & fiber pills, and have expanded my stomach capacity a bit (gotten rid of anorexia-induced gastropareisis). I sort of always feel bloated/fat, but sometimes it's purely psychological, and when I look in the mirror, my belly will be much flatter than I was expecting it to be. My mind is strange ...
                          Body dysmorphia

                          Though there's nothing dysmorphic about my perception of my belly... I literally look pregnant.

                          Originally posted by diene View Post
                          Aw, I <3 scientists, especially sexy ones. Sexy and smart, what more can a girl ask for? Well, for me, I guess, to be serious, they also have to be libertarian, which drastically reduces the size of the datable pool of men for me.

                          I rarely get asked out by complete strangers. I'm told that I give off a very stand-offish air and that I'm "scary." Seriously, friends have told me that when they first met me, they thought I was scary. WTF?! I'm not scary at all, just mean. (j/k)
                          Me and the scientist = no comprendez. I'm too much of a free spirit: if a guy is too rigid in his beliefs / self image there's nothing for me to bounce off. I don't know what the most important qualities for me would be... I had a list at one stage, then I gave up

                          I'm basically a libertarian too btw! Well, I like it in theory, but it requires a lot of ground work before it could be implemented.

                          If people think you're scary then you're probably hot
                          "I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.

                          In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."

                          - Ray Peat

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                          • And here I was aspiring to become a scientist just to pick up women...
                            Make America Great Again

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                            • Originally posted by Derpamix View Post
                              And here I was aspiring to become a scientist just to pick up women...
                              You'd be better off lifting heavy - haven't you heard?
                              "I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.

                              In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."

                              - Ray Peat

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                              • Originally posted by YogaBare View Post
                                You'd be better off lifting heavy - haven't you heard?
                                Just emailed Ray Peat about it. He showed me his new physique. Looks like you can do both. Time to squatz.

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