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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.
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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.
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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.
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    Quote 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

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    Quote 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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    Quote 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", 49, Starting weight: 163lbs. Current weight: 135 (more or less).
    I can squat 180lbs, press 72.5lbs and deadlift 185lbs

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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", 49, Starting weight: 163lbs. Current weight: 135 (more or less).
    I can squat 180lbs, press 72.5lbs and deadlift 185lbs

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