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  • After I'd won our office's "Biggest Loser" contest today (see Share a Triumph thread), I had no less than 3 people come up and tell me that I could now have one of the cupcakes in the break room.... like I'd been doing all of this just for the contest!
    Started 7/5/11 at 274 lbs
    Now 214 -- that's 60 lbs!
    Goal 160 lbs -- last time there was in junior high!


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    • Originally posted by sires6 View Post
      United States has the pleasure of being the country to invent a "pill" for stopping a perfectly healthy body part from functioning properly... "The Pill".
      And letting millions of women take control over their lives and reproductive health.

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      • Originally posted by sires6 View Post
        United States has the pleasure of being the country to invent a "pill" for stopping a perfectly healthy body part from functioning properly... "The Pill".
        So... wait... you supplement with progesterone, yet you have something against "The Pill"? hee hee hee...

        As for CW moments and people blaming "metabolism" for body changes... in a way this makes me glad I was overweight to start with. That way when I finish losing weight and people start whipping out the "oh you're so lucky, your metabolism" excuse, I can just say "No, it's because I'm doing things differently now. If it were just my magical metabolism, I would've been skinny all along."
        "Trust me, you will soon enter a magical land full of delicious steakflowers, with butterbacons fluttering around over the extremely rompable grass and hillsides."

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        • Originally posted by Sudenveri View Post
          And letting millions of women take control over their lives and reproductive health.
          Good thing it's not a prerequisite. I'm pretty in control of my life and reproductive health without it.
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          Current Weight: 175lb__________________________________Goal: 135lb
          Deadlift: 240lb________________________________________Back Squat: 165lb
          Bench: 130lb__________________________________________Pre ss: 85lb
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          • Originally posted by MamaGrok View Post
            Good thing it's not a prerequisite. I'm pretty in control of my life and reproductive health without it.
            I have factor V leiden, so I was never able to do hormonal BC, but I know a lot of women to whom it's a godsend - including one individual who uses it to cope with PCOS.

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            • Originally posted by MamaGrok View Post
              Good thing it's not a prerequisite. I'm pretty in control of my life and reproductive health without it.
              I was going to say something along those lines, but feared being bitch-slapped since I'm not a woman. I mean, what happened to good old-fashioned abstinence? And while condoms aren't foolproof, they're generally pretty effective if used correctly.

              P.S. I'm speaking to the birth-control aspect of hormonal birth-control. I know that it's also used in cases where women have painful periods and that it helps in that regard.
              Last edited by yodiewan; 09-29-2011, 11:43 AM. Reason: Read Sudenveri's latest post

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              • That's called lazy doctors covering up symptoms with artificial hormones instead of getting to the root of the problem. (still can be a great help until you figure out that problem, or it can cover it up so you can't figure out that problem)
                5'4" 39yo mother to five sweeties & married to their AMAZING DaddyGrok
                Current Weight: 175lb__________________________________Goal: 135lb
                Deadlift: 240lb________________________________________Back Squat: 165lb
                Bench: 130lb__________________________________________Pre ss: 85lb
                ***Winning a 20-year war against binge eating disorder***

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                • I have an idea: how about we don't judge women's decisions on how they'd like to manage their reproductive health and choices around birth control? I choose not to use hormonal methods, but I respect other women's right to choose differently. For some women, once they look at their choices, HBC is the best option. As for me, I'd rather not trust NFP methods, but I respect other women's decision to do so.

                  For all the talk about people's rights that goes on around here, we sure get judgmental when they exercise those rights in ways we don't like.
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                  • I don't understand why more women don't get an IUD...I'm totally against hormonal BC so I chose the copper IUD for myself. Last for 10 years and has no maintennance. I've had it since the beginning of February. All my friends are jealous I have it, but for some reason none of them will get it. :/
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                    • Originally posted by Clymb View Post
                      I don't understand why more women don't get an IUD...I'm totally against hormonal BC so I chose the copper IUD for myself. Last for 10 years and has no maintennance. I've had it since the beginning of February. All my friends are jealous I have it, but for some reason none of them will get it. :/
                      That is what I want but since I have had an ectopic pregnancy, I can't

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                      • Hey! Don't judge my judging!

                        J/k, I'm not judging anyone's decisions, except maybe the lazy doctors who, whether you're talking reproductive or cardiovascular or any other symptoms, prefer to cover things up with drugs rather than get to the root of the problem.

                        (And protesting the notion that without artificial hormones, I would have no control over my life and reproductive health, that, too.)

                        What do I care if others use HBC, except how it affects my water supply? I'm for informed choices for everyone.
                        5'4" 39yo mother to five sweeties & married to their AMAZING DaddyGrok
                        Current Weight: 175lb__________________________________Goal: 135lb
                        Deadlift: 240lb________________________________________Back Squat: 165lb
                        Bench: 130lb__________________________________________Pre ss: 85lb
                        ***Winning a 20-year war against binge eating disorder***

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                        • Originally posted by Clymb View Post
                          I don't understand why more women don't get an IUD...I'm totally against hormonal BC so I chose the copper IUD for myself. Last for 10 years and has no maintennance. I've had it since the beginning of February. All my friends are jealous I have it, but for some reason none of them will get it. :/
                          I JUST got one last month, after 10 years of HBC. Honestly, theyre barely discussed as even being an option in the US. My health textbooks in middle and high school didnt even mention them. I first learned about them from 1) my mom and 2) other women on the internet when I was in high school. I assumed it was a thing that was done in the 70s (when my mom had one) and wasnt popular anymore. But I was shocked to learn that it is THE MOST POPULAR METHOD OF ARTIFICIAL BIRTH CONTROL IN THE WORLD. Like 60% of women in China and Europe who are using birth control, use one, either copper or progestin.

                          I think part of the reason doctors dont discuss it is because it is WAY more difficult to give to a woman than a prescription. My primary care doctor sent me to a specific gynecologist, saying that they can be so tricky to get right that you need someone with a lot of practice. I heard another woman somewhere say that she went to planned parenthood for hers for the same reason; they do them all the time, her doctor does not.

                          Anyway.... While HBC worked for me for many years, once going primal I decided I wanted to be completely off of all the medications. It makes me happy to realize that my body is as close to its normal, natural functioning than its been in a long, long time. Im hoping it will help with weight loss as well.

                          (Although, not gonna lie, just started my first period while on it and they aint kidding when they say flow can get heavier :P)
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                          • Judging by the previous statements I assume that IUDs force open the entrance to the uterus. Doesn't that technically just make it an automatic abortion?
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                            • Originally posted by Alex Good View Post
                              Judging by the previous statements I assume that IUDs force open the entrance to the uterus. Doesn't that technically just make it an automatic abortion?
                              IUD Birth Control - Mirena IUD - ParaGard IUD
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                              --John Muir


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                              • Originally posted by Corvidae View Post
                                I JUST got one last month, after 10 years of HBC. Honestly, theyre barely discussed as even being an option in the US. My health textbooks in middle and high school didnt even mention them. I first learned about them from 1) my mom and 2) other women on the internet when I was in high school. I assumed it was a thing that was done in the 70s (when my mom had one) and wasnt popular anymore. But I was shocked to learn that it is THE MOST POPULAR METHOD OF ARTIFICIAL BIRTH CONTROL IN THE WORLD. Like 60% of women in China and Europe who are using birth control, use one, either copper or progestin.

                                I think part of the reason doctors dont discuss it is because it is WAY more difficult to give to a woman than a prescription. My primary care doctor sent me to a specific gynecologist, saying that they can be so tricky to get right that you need someone with a lot of practice. I heard another woman somewhere say that she went to planned parenthood for hers for the same reason; they do them all the time, her doctor does not.

                                Anyway.... While HBC worked for me for many years, once going primal I decided I wanted to be completely off of all the medications. It makes me happy to realize that my body is as close to its normal, natural functioning than its been in a long, long time. Im hoping it will help with weight loss as well.

                                (Although, not gonna lie, just started my first period while on it and they aint kidding when they say flow can get heavier :P)
                                It can get better as time goes on...my body took a month to get used to it and return to normal. I guess the only side-effect I still have from it is cramps during my period, which I didn't get before. Otherwise, all good. And it definitely works haha
                                "The mountains are calling and I must go."
                                --John Muir


                                "I don't know what's wrong with me, but I love this shit."
                                --Tommy Caldwell


                                ‎"Think like a geek. Eat like a hunter. Train like a fighter. Look like a model. Live beyond."
                                --Hyperlithic

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