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  • I only feel warm when I'm getting one of my little hot flashes which I get a few hours after taking my supplements or after eating something extra super delicious like a fatty pork roast or pastured eggs with deep dark yolks, or after sitting under a down blanket for a while (which I do even in summer.) Well, exercise makes me warm. After a mile of walking I usually warm up.
    Do you drink coffee or tea with butter? It helps me tremendously with always being cold thing. Arctic folks eat seal fat - the only thing that keeps them warm, butter kind of does the same trick for me. The thing that caused my cold spells were eating too little and fasting too long. I am getting disenchanted with fasting....
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    When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.

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    • Sbhikes maybe try cold thermogenesis. Also try setting your thermostat a little cooler & sleep with just a sheet. Helps the body to learn to tolerate cold which I've read helps the thyroid, at least a little. Too much estrogen like estrogen dominance is also a factor I think. The CT can help with that also by flushing out xenoestrogens that are trapped in fat cells- the CT kills the cells.
      I have some thyroid issues but have been less sluggish lately.

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      • Sbhikes maybe try cold thermogenesis. Also try setting your thermostat a little cooler & sleep with just a sheet. Helps the body to learn to tolerate cold which I've read helps the thyroid, at least a little. Too much estrogen like estrogen dominance is also a factor I think. The CT can help with that also by flushing out xenoestrogens that are trapped in fat cells- the CT kills the cells.
        I have some thyroid issues but have been less sluggish lately.

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        • Thermostat? What's that?

          Fortunately, I don't have any of the symptoms of iron deficiency. I did have low hematocrit once, but that was due to fibroids causing me to have massively bloody periods that went on non-stop for months. I got a hysterectomy and everything is fine now.

          I really have never been sure that I have low thyroid. It's just something my doctors have always suspected, tested me and then said nope, everything's within range. I only have a few of the symptoms and not the worst ones. I actually feel really amazingly good on this diet, happy and energetic. I feel way better than I ever did in my 20s and 30s. So I get conflicted when I read all the horror stories.
          Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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          • Good Friday Morning, Ladies! Wow - some great conversations going on here. Thyroid is certainly a bugger to fix - as I said, I work for an Endo and I see all kinds of crazy things there. Maybe thats why I haven't been willing to look that route - cuz I know what a can of worms it can open up. I'll see what the doc has to say.........

            Wish I could offer some help on the subject - but I'm at a loss.

            I did find a mattress cover that I'm going to buy today at Bed Bath and Beyond. Its a Wamsutta Cool and Fresh Fiberbed and its supposed to be great for over those heat sucking memory foam beds. At least many of the reviews said its wonderful at eliminating the night sweats. Maybe my problem isn't menopausal night sweats at all......... maybe its just my mattress. Wouldn't that be awesome! That means I spent $35 on natural progestera cream for nothing!

            So -- who's looking forward to todays success story? I have mixed emotions....... I don't want to see another "oh, the pounds just melted off, it was so easy, and I ate as much as I wanted!!!!" ................... I think I might puke if I hear that again! Sorry - but I am pretty tired of it. I want to hear - "The eating part was a synch - but I nearly killed myself working out and I finally lost that big butt!" Thats much more realistic and believable.

            I'm 3 days in on the IFing thing. Starting day 4, and I have to say I'm really hungry this morning. For the past 3 days I've fasted from 8 pm until 6 or 7 pm. Thats a good long fast. Then I'll eat a normal dinner, and a couple squares of D. Chocolate - and maybe some almonds. I go to bed full. I feel like my mid-section is a bit slimmer, and I see it in my face. I'm trying to stay away from the dreaded scale until the 25th (i try to weigh only every 2 weeks). I actually like the feeling of not even thinking about food all day. I think fasting might be a good thing for me - at least for a while. I don't know how long to do this though - maybe a week, and then go back to just eating when I'm hungry? then doing the fast again? Maybe do this once a month? I want to get to the point of eating when my body says it needs food - not when the clock says its time.

            Gotta run - its take my mom shopping and help her with her bills and stuff day - then a haircut, then to the DMV and the Marine Board, then to Bed, Bath and Beyond, and then to pick up Rx for husband. This my "friday off" !!!! HA no such luck.

            Its supposed to be a BEAUTIFUL weekend in the Pacific NW!!! I'm so looking forward to some warmth and sunshine! Have a GREAT DAY all!
            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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            • Thought this podcast might be interesting to everyone. All about women eating low carb and exercising.
              13: ‘Low-Carbing Women & Weight Lifting’ | Dr. Cassandra Forsythe | Jimmy Moore Presents: Ask The Low-Carb Experts

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              • I really enjoyed Friday's success story. Yes, another man who found the Primal Life no problem at all. But I LOVED his description of the difference between Atkins and Primal:


                With Atkins, you donít fundamentally change your eating habits; you substitute low-carb products for what you normally eat. Low-carb bread, low-carb ice cream, low-carb snack bars etc, all loaded with fake factory ingredients and sugar alcohols. Over time, you drift back to the real crap and end up back at the beginning. With Primal, you learn to eat real food and you learn to like real food. You learn why the crap food is crap and you lose your taste for it. You make a real fundamental change and you understand why.

                There are some good comments too.

                I've (maybe) gone down a little bit more in weight. I say maybe because my weight fluxuates all over the place. Yes, I DO weigh myself daily, and I DO know the reasons not to do so. My reasons for weighing daily have to do with trying to try the water retention effects of eating various foods, and for the last month or so, to keep a close eye on any changes due to changes in diuretic medications.

                One of my goals is to get off the diuretics meds, but at these early stages (only started in January), I'm still on them. I can explain more if anyone is really curious, but mostly it's a boring story of a problem that is probably caused by heredity, excess weight, and wrong (for me) food choices. Can't do anything about the heredity, so I'm trying to lose weight and eat the right foods.
                Last edited by Jodis; 04-21-2012, 10:40 AM.

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                • Question for all you older she-groks: is it normal for weight to head more for the waistline once menopause hits. I'm perimenopausal, and still as poofy around the middle as I was ten pounds ago. If not worse. It's rather frustrating, because I never was small-waisted to begin with. And the last thing I want to see is muffin-tops inflating rather than deflating. I was enjoying being able to wear more form-fitting clothes and now I'm feeling self-conscious in them, because of the rolls I thought were gone. Am I doing something wrong, or is this just something to be expected as hormones wind down?

                  I know they'll go away eventually as I lose more, but still...
                  5'2", 55 years, Primal since April. Pre-Primal weight loss, from 216.6 to 157.8
                  Primal low: 140.2 (Dec. 3) Goal weight: 135?
                  Main Primal goal: beating back my CFS enough to function more normally and start writing again

                  More and more, our life has been governed by specialists, who know too little of what lies outside their province to be able to know enough about what takes place within it.
                  - Lewis Mumford

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                  • I am still on the plump side, but all the people who knew me for years and years as obese see me as skinny, so that's nice. I am learning to deal with compliments, rather than criticism. I rather doubt if anybody meeting me for the first time is particularly impressed, but at least I don't feel like they are looking at me with pity anymore. I am the one who is being hard on me.

                    My problem right now is a little more practical; I don't have a lot of loose tops to hide the rolls anymore, so they have no business coming back. Down, down, evil rolls! They better be gone before summer makes hiding them under sweaters an uncomfortable option.

                    I am just basically wondering if this is a hormonal thing, or is there something I'm doing wrong? I was a little under the weather for a while, and therefore getting even less exercise. Would that be part of the problem? Muscle converting to fat and all going to the waist? I haven't been putting the weight back on so an expanding waistline is very confusing.
                    5'2", 55 years, Primal since April. Pre-Primal weight loss, from 216.6 to 157.8
                    Primal low: 140.2 (Dec. 3) Goal weight: 135?
                    Main Primal goal: beating back my CFS enough to function more normally and start writing again

                    More and more, our life has been governed by specialists, who know too little of what lies outside their province to be able to know enough about what takes place within it.
                    - Lewis Mumford

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                    • Originally posted by Judg View Post
                      Question for all you older she-groks: is it normal for weight to head more for the waistline once menopause hits. .
                      Yup, that's normal. It has to do with the drop of estrogen that occurs with menopause.

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                      • Oh brother. Down, down, evil rolls! I already carried my weight mainly around the hips and waist, the last thing I need is even more weight around the middle.
                        5'2", 55 years, Primal since April. Pre-Primal weight loss, from 216.6 to 157.8
                        Primal low: 140.2 (Dec. 3) Goal weight: 135?
                        Main Primal goal: beating back my CFS enough to function more normally and start writing again

                        More and more, our life has been governed by specialists, who know too little of what lies outside their province to be able to know enough about what takes place within it.
                        - Lewis Mumford

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                        • Originally posted by RitaRose View Post
                          Age 46, right around 145 lbs at 5'6". I'd probably weigh about 5 pounds less if I didn't have a chronic cardio job and a love for Roberto's rolled chicken tacos. At least they're smothered in real guacamole. But anyway...

                          I've been eating this way since May and I feel SO much better. I've learned a lot too, which is always good. Migraines are virtually gone, sleep is better, gut is smaller and Boyfriend is happer (probably because of the other 3 things).

                          I'm definitely not perfect, and I eat some crap that I shouldn't. Hey, the way I see it, I'd be really annoying if I WAS perfect, so... you're welcome!
                          MMMMMMMMMMMM Roberto's........

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                          • Originally posted by Judg View Post
                            Question for all you older she-groks: is it normal for weight to head more for the waistline once menopause hits. I'm perimenopausal, and still as poofy around the middle as I was ten pounds ago. If not worse. It's rather frustrating, because I never was small-waisted to begin with. And the last thing I want to see is muffin-tops inflating rather than deflating. I was enjoying being able to wear more form-fitting clothes and now I'm feeling self-conscious in them, because of the rolls I thought were gone. Am I doing something wrong, or is this just something to be expected as hormones wind down?

                            I know they'll go away eventually as I lose more, but still...
                            I think it is normal. I mean, look around at all the post-menopausal women. They tend to be plump in the middle. I once thought maybe some of them had giant fibroids. I had a giant one, big as a grapefruit, and I didn't even notice and I was skinny, too. The doctor said I didn't really need it removed because it wasn't going to hurt me, but once he pointed it out, I could feel it and it made me wonder if a lot of that stomach poking out right in front I saw in older women were giant football-sized fibroids. Probably not, though. It's probably just the hormone change making them store fat more like men. Same goes for the facial hair. I don't know if it makes it come in dark, but I do have a few long and stiff ones that come in now on one side of a "mustache" and a couple on my chin. I'm blond so the hairs are blond on me.

                            I really hate that whole apple/pear thing. I measure as an apple but they don't measure thighs, calves and upper arms to make that distinction. If they took those body parts into consideration, I'd be a tree stump, not an apple or pear.
                            Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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                            • It didn't hurt you? Wow. I had a baseball-sized one on an ovary and it was quite unpleasant. They took it out ASAP in case it was cancer, although they had clearly told me that at my age (then) the chances of it being cancer were extremely low. But they didn't want to take chances. Neither did I. And in any event, it hurt. Did you eventually get yours taken out?

                              Part of my problem is that I had five children, and for the last two I was significantly overweight when I started. And then I carried the excess weight around for more than 20 years. That kind of a gut doesn't just shrink back into place because you ask it. I will probably need to have a tummy tuck to remove the excess skin when I'm finished losing. Not looking forward to that at all. I sort of hoped that by losing weight slowly I would be able to shrink the skin back but it was too much to ask. Although it probably would have been worse if I had lost it quickly. Got to count my blessings. Being able to shop in the middle of the rack and getting compliments are nice blessings...
                              5'2", 55 years, Primal since April. Pre-Primal weight loss, from 216.6 to 157.8
                              Primal low: 140.2 (Dec. 3) Goal weight: 135?
                              Main Primal goal: beating back my CFS enough to function more normally and start writing again

                              More and more, our life has been governed by specialists, who know too little of what lies outside their province to be able to know enough about what takes place within it.
                              - Lewis Mumford

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                              • My fibroid didn't hurt. It was within the uterine wall. I had another small one inside that caused me a lot of trouble. I had a hysterectomy and all is fine now, except sex sucks.

                                Good luck on the tummy rolls. I believe it does get better, although maybe I'm still too young to comment. It seems although my waist isn't super curved inward, my stomach is a lot flatter than it ever was at this size in the past. I do core fitness (stuff for my abs) and that seems to help, too.
                                Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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