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    Kymma - I read that article also. Its convincing enough to try the stuff. I think I'm also going add 5HTP to my handful of pills again. I took it years ago and never really noticed a change in anything so I stopped. I think I was taking it to help with my sleep - but that was pre-primal and I was still suffering with the fibro junk. Maybe I will see a benefit from it now.

    I'm doing the happy dance today because the scale is back down to 179.2 today! One week to sluff off the effects of rum adding 4 pounds! I'm just glad to have it GONE. I'm still 4/10 from my low point - but I'm sure I'll hit that tomorrow. I'm happy happy happy to be back in the 170's and I'm going to stick to my current routine and shot for the 160's now.

    SuperBowl Party is the 3rd - baked potato bar, bbq chicken wings, bbq ribs. Not sure how I will navigate that day. I'm thinking a small baked potato with as much fat and meat toppings as I can get on it! Loads of butter! The toppings will include: bacon, chicken breast meat (maybe taco seasonings), cheese, chives, olives, sour cream, butter. Not sure what sides people will bring. I don't think I will have any trouble with the desserts - I'm not that fond of that stuff anymore.

    the following friday - the 8th we leave on vacation. I will be totally in control of the food so I think I will be just fine. I am going to make some primal treats - not sure what yet. I want to keep the carbs low so probably nothing baked with almond flour.

    blah blah blah........... I'm just wasting time cuz I need to walk and I haven't worked up to it yet. okay- here I go!
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    after walking and weights today - 178 on the nose! I'm down 38 pounds from my highest weight! good grief - I still feel gross and fat......... what the heck did I look like at 216? UGH..........

    If the weight continues to come off steady I know I will make my goal of being at 132-135 by my next birthday! exciting!
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    YAY TOMI! I'm glad things are working out for your weight goal.

    I plan to get some vitex too. Poor Brad. I'm like you - I could do without and not miss a thing. Hopefully the vitex will help that b/c the maca certainly did not (maybe I needed more?). Hoping the vitex works so I can ditch the 4 pills I currently take for it (maca, iodine, zinc).
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    Maca seems too risky to me, after some of the things I read, to try and increase the dose much. It made my knees ache. Plus the reason why it's supposed to work, I think, is because it does stuff to your thyroid. Vitex just helps you produce more progesterone, so I think that's probably a better option!

    From what I've read, too much Vitex will give you hot flashes and breast tenderness, so you'll know when you should lower the dose, or if you don't need it. But different people will have different responses! Hence why Maca was a miracle root for some people, and not so much for us .
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    Quote Originally Posted by namelesswonder View Post
    Maca seems too risky to me, after some of the things I read, to try and increase the dose much. It made my knees ache. Plus the reason why it's supposed to work, I think, is because it does stuff to your thyroid. Vitex just helps you produce more progesterone, so I think that's probably a better option!

    From what I've read, too much Vitex will give you hot flashes and breast tenderness, so you'll know when you should lower the dose, or if you don't need it. But different people will have different responses! Hence why Maca was a miracle root for some people, and not so much for us .
    Now, my question is, why is Vitex better than a progesterone hormone? My concern is that if I start producing too much progesterone, other things will get jacked up - like taking a progesterone dominate birth control. Is it different than that since we're not supplementing with progesterone directly?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jenn26point2 View Post
    Now, my question is, why is Vitex better than a progesterone hormone? My concern is that if I start producing too much progesterone, other things will get jacked up - like taking a progesterone dominate birth control. Is it different than that since we're not supplementing with progesterone directly?
    Nevermind. I just read the article that was posted. Questions answered.
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    I was about to say, however, you shouldn't supplement progesterone if you're on a hormonal birth control. The BC won't be effective.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tomi View Post
    after walking and weights today - 178 on the nose! I'm down 38 pounds from my highest weight! good grief - I still feel gross and fat......... what the heck did I look like at 216? UGH..........

    If the weight continues to come off steady I know I will make my goal of being at 132-135 by my next birthday! exciting!

    I understand Tomi, but you need to stop feeling gross and fat. You are a beautiful woman and need to tell yourself that regularly. Yeah on being down and on track for your birthday.
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    I know you're absolutely right........... I've always been terribly critical of my body. Part of it comes from living with a man for 18 years who told me I was GROSS if I was carrying 145 pounds on a 5'3" frame. He wanted me Twiggy thin. Thankfully I am not with that jerk any longer. My hubby tells me I'm sexy and gorgeous......... I need to let that sink in and let the old words go away!
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    You rock girl. That is great. And listen to what that man says. He speaks truth!
    You know all those things you have always wanted to do? You should go do them.

    Nah.. I was always aware "they" were out to get me.. even before I became Primal..... Now I can just run faster if they find me-Dino Hunter

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