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  • Originally posted by Bosnic View Post
    This "finally we get to talk about ourselves" attitude was not needed. Sure, create a thread about female-specific issues, that's fine. But the fact that the thread creator was "frustrated" that 80% of the posts are from men is ridiculous and falls into the false notion of oppression found in feminism. And as I said previously, I believe that number is greatly exaggerated and that the majority of this site applies to both men and women.
    I'm just going to speak this one time on this subject and then be done.

    Most studies are done on men. Sorry, but that's a fact of life that has only been changing recently. Problem is, men and women ARE different.

    Case in point, cholesterol levels. For women, optimal cholesterol levels are a straight line where the higher the cholesterol, the longer the lifespan. For men, it's a U-shaped curve with a sweet spot in the middle. So if you tell everyone that their cholesterol levels should be at that sweet spot, then you would be telling women the wrong thing.

    If you tell everyone that high cortisol increases estrogen, you would be telling men the correct thing. But for women, it increases testosterone, not estrogen.

    If you tell everyone the symptoms of a heart attack are chest or shoulder pain, then you would be telling men the correct thing. But for women, it's usually jaw pain.

    So women ARE very different from men. Not better or worse, just different. I work with men all day, I have one I'm completely in love with, and I have 2 sons that I adore. I genuinely LIKE men. But men don't have babies or periods or menopause or a uterus or massive hormone swings. And that's okay.

    But the health advice that applies to men doesn't always work for women. Like how most of the ways you can fix a Ford apply to a Chevy. But not everything. Some parts are different, and some repairs are going to be different.

    I think this thread was just a way to post about things women need to understand that don't apply to men.
    Durp.

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    • Originally posted by RitaRose View Post
      If you tell everyone that high cortisol increases estrogen, you would be telling men the correct thing. But for women, it increases testosterone, not estrogen.
      Source please! If true, this would explain a LOT.

      _-J o u r n a l_--------- ---- ---- --- --- -- -- -

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      • Adding muscle to your legs really does wonders for the bulges as it gives your legs a nice curve in the thigh. I'm not sure what body type you have but that worked wonders for me. Oh, until I put on these 25 pounds in two months time, that is! It's already slowly melting off on paleo - the tragedy is, no matter how much lean mass I have and how low my body fat % is I'll always have fat on my inner and outer knees. I'm seriously considering lipo.
        Doesn't work for me, unfortunately. I am barbell training for 2+ years, and my quadracep just grows bigger and bigger, with upper leg only looking heavier and heavier and the side flop sticking right there.

        I used to be pear shape before having my child, but now I am more of a banana shape, because the waist line won't shrunk down to per-preg ratio to thighs/chest. Did anyone who had kids noticed that after pregnancy the stomach tends to stick out more because, presumably, it got stretched by preg?

        I am considering lipo too, whenever I have a crisis of faith. Well, like now! It seems I have done EVERYTHING (bootcamps, lifting heavy, more cardio, less cardio, intense cardio, steady state cardio, belly dancing, praying at Drakula's grave site at exactly 3:56 pm on Solstice Day....) but I just can't get the tight/firm body. All I get is more muscle (which is great, I like that!) & pudgy. The fat layer sticks, even when I go to very low weight for my height (at my latest attempt I dropped to 113 lbs at height of 5'6" and 1/2"). Suckage.
        My Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread57916.html
        When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.

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        • Originally posted by Leida View Post
          Did anyone who had kids noticed that after pregnancy the stomach tends to stick out more because, presumably, it got stretched by preg?
          My waist was always my pride and joy! I am an hourglass figure and I had (HAD) prior to my now 15 year old daughter, a 24inch washboard stomach.

          I still have a relatively small waist 28" but I also have a little 'paunch', now I don't know if that was because I had a C Section and they cut right through that muscle or if its because I had a baby.

          B/f thinks its cute, I've come to accept it as womanly and just another scar on my travel through life, just like the stretch marks, I think we get too hung up on perfection....
          Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other.
          Walter Elliot

          I am a horse for a single harness, not cut out for tandem or teamwork; for well I know that in order to attain any definite goal, it is imperative that one person do the thinking and the commanding. Albert Einstein

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          • I don't think i ever had 24" waist, but my tummy used to look flat and trim. Now, it rolls out with any amount of food I eat I managed to get to about 26" waist, and have been fighting to hit 25".

            There are days I try to talk myself into staying pudgy, but then I keep rallying up, and finding some new hope, some new idea to get the body I wanted when I was 14, and 20, and 30, and have never gotten. It's infuriating that nothing works. I feel so stupid that I can't nail it! There GOTTA be a way. Other women are trim, why not me?!
            My Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread57916.html
            When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.

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            • I have never had a really nice waist, but I'm finding that it just won't shrink below 30" even though the rest of me is losing. A banana shape would be an improvement. I'm more like a tree trunk.
              Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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              • Originally posted by Bosnic View Post
                Just as you're allowed to post your opinion of me, I'm allowed to share my opinion with this thread. Or are you being selective about who is allowed to converse in this thread? Am I breaking any forum rule?

                To shut people up simply because they disagree with you is immoral. I personally am questioning the motive behind this thread, not the creation of it.[/B].
                Boring.
                || 2/28/12 || 5'6" || 144 lbs ||
                My goals: 125 lbs, 27" waist, fat-free, shapely, muscular legs
                AND to be able to do my very first pull up!

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                • I have never had a really nice waist, but I'm finding that it just won't shrink below 30" even though the rest of me is losing. A banana shape would be an improvement. I'm more like a tree trunk.
                  My mom is like that. She has extremely skinny limbs and a large stomach. From the back she looks like a weed, but the front is heavy. When she was my age though and younger, her stomach was not a problem. She was very much into cardio athletic, and it kept her trim. She cross-country skiied, ran and did hurdles when she was young. I dunno exactly if it is going to help you any!
                  My Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread57916.html
                  When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.

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                  • Originally posted by RitaRose View Post
                    I've had Mirena for 6 years now and I love it. I know it doesn't help you much, Nameless, but in case anyone else is looking for another method, it's worth looking into.
                    Mirena may be a good option for Nameless. I had Mirena before I got the Paragard and my periods stopped completely. So, that was pretty nice. I would have stayed with Mirena but I just decided I really wanted to be hormone free.

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                    • Originally posted by Aliophile View Post
                      Boring.
                      I would think posting one word would be more boring. I won't hold it against you though, not everyone is good with words.

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                      • okay, ladies.......... Just had a not so pleasant visit with my doctor. Seems the blood work I just had done indicates that I'm at a high risk of having a heart attack. How nice! I just conquered fibromyalgia by going paleo/primal --- and now this! Doc says lose weight, avoid alcohol, up the fish oil, exercise...... all the stuff I know I should be doing anyway. But now I have a REAL motivational factor to stay honest and focused. So - one of my earlier posts stated I had a new strategy......... no booze and no chocolate. I was doing that only to lose weight.......... now it seems I have to do it to stay alive. I'm eliminating all unhealthy fats -- like the salad dressings I like to dip my veggies in --- and I think I'm going to have give up bacon and eggs too! At least until I get the weight off. I hope this will work. I don't really want to have a heart attack at 51. Oh my goodness - look at what I'm saying......... NO RUM, NO CHOCOLATE, NO BACON, NO EGGS, AND NO DIP!

                        Is it okay to have pity party?
                        1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
                        2. Eat to heal
                        3. Move to live
                        4. Embrace today
                        5. Live with intention
                        6. Respect my body
                        7. Cultivate joy
                        8. Find my passion
                        9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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                        • Originally posted by tomi View Post
                          Is it okay to have pity party?
                          Yes indeed, it is.

                          I would like to ask WHAT in your blood test caused your doctor to say that. Not that I am in any way implying these illustrious forums know better than your doc, but I'm curious.

                          My doc was mildly astonished by my LDL, but my HDL and Tris are so good she just scratched her head and made the usual suggestions for me to try niacin. I was way more concerned about my C-Reactive protein than my cholestrol, TBH. But I also got my blood drawn the day my menses started (they kicked in about an hour after the blood draw -- hah!) and I have always wondered if that caused my CRP to be elevated.
                          Steph
                          My Primal Meanderings

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                          • NO RUM, NO CHOCOLATE, NO BACON, NO EGGS, AND NO DIP!

                            Is it okay to have pity party?
                            Sorry to hear that! But you can do it. Apart from eggs, I don't eat/drink any of it.
                            I dip veggies in almond butter, does that helps any? Also, once you become sweetener free, gods, the changes are wonderful! That's the only thing that keeps me on track with avoiding fruit. I love fruit so much, but a sugar-free me has an absolutely different and healthy appetite pattern, no mood swings and energy levels to match my 5 yo! It is magic to be off sugar.

                            With eggs, could you do eggs with egg whites sometimes? I am hard pressed to find a good, natural substitute for eggs. I think I would end us eating a lot of shrimps and turkey and scallops....
                            My Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread57916.html
                            When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.

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                            • Hi Ladies,

                              I have a question and I don't know if it has already been adressed earlier in the thread.... but I'll throw it out there anyway.

                              I lost weight going primal/low carb over the past 6 months. About 35 lbs. I haven't had a real period in about 4 months... I am started to get concerned. Should I be?
                              An avocado a day keeps the doctor away!

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                              • Originally posted by Leida View Post
                                My mom is like that. She has extremely skinny limbs and a large stomach. From the back she looks like a weed, but the front is heavy. When she was my age though and younger, her stomach was not a problem. She was very much into cardio athletic, and it kept her trim. She cross-country skiied, ran and did hurdles when she was young. I dunno exactly if it is going to help you any!
                                This is likely why you have a difficult time getting lean and trim. Genetics do play a role in your body composition.

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