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    Sounds like reducing your meds a wee bit at a time is the prudent way to go. I'm doing something similar with my iron supplements. I know they're not technically drugs, but I treat them that way because a) excess iron is toxic, which is why pharmacies don't stalk the supplements on the shelves and b) because I had nasty withdrawal symptoms when I tried to stop cold turkey.

    I'm so glad your depression is a thing of the past, and I'm sure that as you progress, you'll be able to say good-bye to your meds altogether, as well as beat the weight. I think an absolutely key thing to winning that war is understanding that it is a permanent lifestyle change, not the quest for a quick fix. And you are already there. It's just a question of finding your own balance.

    I am becoming more and more convinced that losing a few pounds at a time, holding the line, then losing a few more, is the best way to go for permanent weight loss. Which means you have achieved victory #1, with many more to come.
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    Thanks for your encouragement, Judg. I really appreciate it. Sometimes I feel like I'm losing too slowly, especially when I look at those who are losing 3 and 5 lbs a week (friends on facebook, primarily) and wonder what it is that they're doing that is making them lose so quickly. Then I look at my losses and think... gee, 8 lbs in 59 days? That's not very fast... but when you break it down, that's 1 lbs ever 7.3 days, which is pretty well on target. I'd like for it to be 2 lbs a week, but 1 lb per week is better than 0 lbs or negative lbs per week, ya know?

    Here is how the rest of my day is shaping out. check out those macros!!

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    It's not how fast we lose it that matters, but whether or not we keep it off. That is an important fact that most dieters don't remember. A few years ago I was catching flak because I had relatives losing weight, a local obese news anchor shed all her excess pounds in short order, and I was literally getting, "Why don't you do the same thing?" They all gained it back. I have lost 60 pounds over 2 1/2 years, and it's not coming back on. I didn't even start trying till I knew I had a sustainable lifestyle. And you know what? If that nasty ghrelin decides to keep me hungry for five years after I've lost the weight, so be it! I think I've short-circuited that mechanism by alternating weight loss and maintenance, and it looks like PB also short-circuits it, so I might not have to cope with it at all, but I'm prepared to if I have to. I know the real battle is stopping it from coming back. And I'm firmly convinced that losing slowly makes that battle much, much easier.

    And you don't have to compare yourself to anybody else but yourself. You are 12 pounds thinner than you were. Woot! Be proud of yourself. I rejoice over each and every pound. Why not? Shifting into ever-smaller clothes, being able to scratch my back all over by myself, bending over easily, crossing my legs, manoeuvering through airplane aisles without feeling cramped, and so on, and so on, are all little real-life rewards that I savour. Heck, just putting my hand on my shoulder and realizing I could feel the bone was quite the thrill. Find all your little thrills and wallow in them shamelessly.

    And besides, when you lose weight slowly, you stretch the compliments out over years, as people notice each little change. "I can't believe she looks thinner AGAIN!" You can almost hear them think it. If you lose it too quickly, you only get one round, LOL! No, I'm not as shallow as that makes me sound, but compliments are a great motivator and reward too.

    One pound a week is more than respectable. It's magnificent. All your rapidly-losing friends will be coming to you begging for your secret when they have packed it back on and you haven't.
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    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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    There's your journal! Realized it was about time I found it and fortunately it was on the first page I'm slowly lowering from 10,000 IU of D3, which I've been on since November, or maybe earlier, I forget. I haven't gotten my blood tested since last summer so I'm curious if I'll need to stay at this high of a dose to feel the benefit and how high I need to stay for maintenance once my gut is healed.
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    You just reminded me... today, I decided I was going to wear jeans again even though it's against dress code b/c I am wearing runners b/c my plantar faciiatis is bothering me. Anyhow, I was missing a pair of jeans and it bugged me, but because my other jeans were dirty (not just worn, but kid slimed snot on one pair and smeared some kind of food on the other pair), I had to find a pair of jeans. I went through my dresser and found a pair of jeans. They're a 14... the jeans I can't seem to locate are 16... the 14s are of stretch material, but they're a 14... so now I want to try on a pair of capris I have at home that I am able to get on, but are rather tight and uncomfortable until they stretch out. I wonder if they'd require stretching anymore. How cool would it be if I was firmly in a size 14 now instead of a size 16???
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    Quote Originally Posted by namelesswonder View Post
    There's your journal! Realized it was about time I found it and fortunately it was on the first page I'm slowly lowering from 10,000 IU of D3, which I've been on since November, or maybe earlier, I forget. I haven't gotten my blood tested since last summer so I'm curious if I'll need to stay at this high of a dose to feel the benefit and how high I need to stay for maintenance once my gut is healed.
    That is a LOT of D3!! Holy moly! I started out taking only 1000 IU or whatever the dosage is in my pills and doubled it this week when I saw someone else is taking 3000. Since it's been so cloudy lately anyway, it probably won't hurt.

    What are the signs of D3 overdose? Does it even have a toxicity level? Guess I better pay my friend Google a visit...
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    Ah... it seems you become violently ill if you take too much Vitamin D - puking, diarrhea/constipation, etc. And it seems like you have to take in a lot to reach toxic levels. I think I'm safe!
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    Yes the FDA levels are pretty far off from what most people need. I might end up "maintaining" (because I don't get outside a lot and am fair skinned/prone to deficiency) at 5000 IU. 10,000 IU and my regular seasonal affective disorder did not occur. I generally don't notice when it's cloudy out (in terms of mood reflecting weather) now, but I feel like even at 8,000 IU, I notice it. I need to get my levels checked to see how I'm doing, but am waiting for some other medical bills to get processed so I don't add anything else to my plate.
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    Found my new crack-cocaine!! Silk Pure Coconut Vanilla... I tried the original coconut milk and wasn't impressed. I tried this and I'm on my 3rd cup. It's satisfying.

    I'm not going to kid... it's not milk by any stretch of the imagination, but it's creamy and coconuty and good. has a funny "aftertaste" that I can't pinpoint, but it's tolerable.

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    DS has been tripping out on their "True Almond" milk. I've snitched a couple of mouthfuls and didn't even report it in my journal...
    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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