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    Hey, how has the maca root been working out for you? P said she takes it for the first 2 weeks of her cycle, so I'm just taking it MWF for the first two weeks of my cycle, for now. Doesn't seem to bother my joints that way. I'm taking 1000mg when I do take it. I definitely notice increased mental focus and overall energy on days that I take it, and maybe a little bit in the other benefits that have been mentioned. Not a huge amount, but it's something. More of thoughts shifting than "feelings".
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    So, I think I might have discovered a correlation...

    Recently I've been having a HORRIBLE time avoiding sugar... so I did some thinking and tracked all of this back to the couple of weeks before Halloween - when my first Shark Week was preparing to occur... Remember, I chose not to get my birth control shot on the 23rd of September (or thereabouts b/c the 23rd was a Sunday). Anyhow, I remember my sugar cravings hitting hard just before Halloween and making the connection that it must be PMS.

    These cravings never went away though... so I think it's all hormonal, really. Hormones are now flowing that couldn't flow before b/c of the hormone blocking birth control I was using. So, me thinks the binges are definitely related to PMS, which means I need to figure out my cycle so I know what is PMS related and what is just me not giving enough of a rat shit to combat it. And hopefully, my next shark week will occur before 31 December when I embark on my first ever 21 DSD.

    I thought about starting on the 1st b/c "new month - new challenge" but I don't like starting things like that mid-week. If I start on Monday, it'll feel different.

    I going to start with a level 2, I think. Level 2 is for people who have significant issues with sugar that they feel are nearly uncontrollable, but who have already done a 21dsd before... I haven't, but I have done many W30's, and I think that will be similar enough to count as a 21dsd experience. The number one difference I have noticed in the food options for Whole30 and the 21DSD is that dairy is allowed on the 21DSD, but only full fat forms. I don't drink much milk anyway, so that won't be a problem, but this will allow me to enjoy cheese and butter, so I won't feel as restricted as I do on the Whole30.

    I am also going to track my macronutrients during this period - just for shits. To see where I'm at and how things are looking. And maybe as I get more comfy with the 21DSD, I'll work on restricting calories a bit too. I am so tired of being stuck at 190... I've been at 190 or 189 since August 1. I'm ready to move downward.

    In the meantime, I'm making sure the 21DSD is pure hell by loading up on sugary stuff now - chocolate, milk, cereal, cocoa... you name it. *facepalm*
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    Quote Originally Posted by namelesswonder View Post
    Hey, how has the maca root been working out for you? P said she takes it for the first 2 weeks of her cycle, so I'm just taking it MWF for the first two weeks of my cycle, for now. Doesn't seem to bother my joints that way. I'm taking 1000mg when I do take it. I definitely notice increased mental focus and overall energy on days that I take it, and maybe a little bit in the other benefits that have been mentioned. Not a huge amount, but it's something. More of thoughts shifting than "feelings".
    Um, pretty much the same thing here. I took 500 mg for 2 weeks then boosted to 1000 mg. I don't "want" it more, but I definitely think about it more. Energy wise - it's definitely giving a bit of a boost. Not sure how much of a boost, but I don't feel tired on the days that I take my supplements, so it could be the maca or it could be any of the other ones I take, really. B's maybe? But yeah, sex crosses my mind more frequently now... maybe eventually, once things get straightened out in the hormone department since quitting birth control, I'll have an increased desire.
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    Happy birthday, Jenn! I lucked out and came on in time to say it without the belated. I'm so glad you're getting fussed over - enjoy it!

    Here's the link to "Sugar: the Bitter Truth". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBnniua6-oM

    It's kind of long, but worth it. The Skinny on Obesity series comes in smaller chunks, also well worth the listen.
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    Happy Birthday, Jenn
    Hope you have a grand day & night.
    And stay away from that sugar, girl.
    It is our enemy.

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    Happy Birthday, Jenn!

    Its a bit comforting to feel like you've started to make some connections and get things figured out, huh? Hope the sugar detox does the trick for you.
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