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    The only older woman success story I know of is Paula's:

    A Primal Woman Looks at 50+ | Mark's Daily Apple

    However, Paula doesn't have kids and is in fitness industry. Her results are stunning though and make me wanna cry with envy. Her "befores" are pretty much the best I can manage so far.
    I hear ya - I read her story and my mouth dropped open! She's the EXCEPTION to the rule for sure! I mean, kudo's to her for the work she puts into her body - but she's not you're average female. She's like the Wonder Woman version of female. If I had never been pregnant I could have those kinds of abs too! I think Mark could use a reality check when it comes to his choices for women's success stories. Uh oh, I feel a "Dear Mark" post coming on............
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    Quote Originally Posted by Man is Truth View Post
    I wager that it is because female hormonal influence is rarely discussed in the context of body composition, and men are more exposed to that argument regarding moods and behaviors that they know to be dysfunctional, so they associate the whole hormonal approach as a cop-out to rationalize needy and irritating behavior.
    I really do think you're on to something there.

    I know that hormones do cause many women to become emotional and sometimes not as in control as we would like to be. But I also know there is a minority of women that use it as an excuse to be just plain obnoxious and then play the PMS card. So if a man is used to being around women like that, he's going to call bullshit if he hears that's why a woman can't lose weight.
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    At the same time men's hormones also fluctuate and cause personality issues but not a word is said about it.
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    Does that happen during puberty or for life? My husband is pretty consistant mood/personality wise.

    Hey - good read on peanut butter today! I used to be a total peanut butter junkie - and can honest attribute a 20 pound gain to late night snacking on the stuff. A couple years ago I had a pretty bad case of insomnia - so I'd sit at the computer playing dumb games in the wee hours of the morning eating peanut butter! I could go through a large jar in a week! OINK! It was a blessing for me when I found MDA and read that peanut butter really isn't very good for me - in fact, more bad than good. So I gave it up. I had a very small taste a couple weeks ago and it didn't do anything for me. I stopped eating it 6 months ago.
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    I didn't know many men at the puberty stage, but at the old man stage there has to be something going on to cause all that moodiness. Not to mention that whenever the little head rears its, uh, head, there's quite a surge of hormones happening causing all manner of personality change which for some men is really quite obnoxiously negative. And then there's the red corvettes and the Japanese rice burner motorcycles, the blond arm-candy and, oh how I feel sorry for the older women who were looking forward to a break from it all, the Viagra. Yeah, men and their hormones. Not exactly the bastion of calm rational evenness they're all cracked up to be if you ask me.
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    The grumpiness is indeed a male thing, related to aging, but I forget what the science behind it is. But there is science behind it. Which does not mean I am giving hubby a free pass to be difficult.

    Wanting a break from it all? I have a hard time relating.

    My husband always said I was the non-moody one in the family, so I never got all that guff. Mind you, I never gave it either. I never used hormones as an excuse for snarky behaviour. If women use their hormones to justify being a b*, they mustn't be surprised when their hormones don't get any respect.

    Bottom line: we are all influenced by our hormones, but we don't have to be controlled by them, whether it's estrogen, testosterone, or ghrelin. I think people use them as a cop-out, instead of learning some self-control. Yes, sometimes it is a major challenge to control them, but it can be done.
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    Main Primal goal: beating back my CFS enough to function more normally and start writing again

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    Oh -- the grumpy old man thing! I see what you're talking about. Very true. Why don't we ever blame their grumpiness on their hormones? It does make sense.

    Judg --- do you have a secret for "not" wanting to take a break from it all? I'm dying in this department - and just let me tell you, it used to be me as the aggressor! Now - after the big M - I could care less. Love to remember it, but not so much care about it anymore. I even asked my doctor about it and she said - "ya, it pretty much sucks for us older girls. Not much you can do about it, read erotica maybe" Well, no thanks to that advice. I keep hoping when I lose this weight I will "feel" sexier and as a result will have more interest. I've even thought about behavioral hypnosis to see if that will boost my interest. But, how embarrassing to go to a hypno-therapist with this request? I could never do it! Maybe I should be using this as my incentive to get this weight off!!!! Lets see, do I want this bowl of ice cream......... or do I want to feel sexy for my hubby again? Good grief - I think thats a NO BRAINER!
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    My husband was depressed for almost two years after being laid off. I survived. Men can be emotional, angry, aggressive, even weepy... just like women.
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    Tomi, I'm still in the midst of the big M, so maybe I'll change my tune in a year or two. Not there yet, although I do seem to be getting more patient... LOL! And yes, I find getting into skinnier clothes is a great aphrodisiac. Or rattling around in ones that used to be tight.

    Leida, of course men have emotions too. They just don't follow a monthly cycle, that's all.
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    Main Primal goal: beating back my CFS enough to function more normally and start writing again

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    Mine was finally happy when they laid him off. It took a few weeks but he was suddenly smiling and pleasant and nice to be around. When open enrollment comes this year I'm going to put him on my health insurance and then he'll be free to tell his boss to take this job and shove it. Then maybe he'll be happy again.

    I haven't felt sexy in a long time, either. But I don't know if that is because I'm all messed up inside or if it's because I felt so fat and ugly or because Mr. Grumpiness has been so mean and grouchy for so long I can only stand him when we go hiking in the mountains on weekends. If I didn't have a man in my life right now I don't think I would go in search of one. I don't even really think of myself as that way, as a sexual person anymore. I don't think I even function anymore. I had a hysterectomy a few years ago and it has never felt quite as good since then.
    Female, 5'3", 49, Starting weight: 163lbs. Current weight: 135 (more or less).
    Starting squat: 45lbs. Current squat: 170 x 3. Current Deadlift: 215 x 3

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