July 23, 2013 at 2:10 pm #9844FinngarianParticipant
It feels pretty good to be on the other side of the mountain so to speak. All systems seem to be “go” here… temps consistently in the 98’s and occasionally low 99’s even! My digestion is very predictable and going along smoothly. I’m sleeping (most of the time) without medication for the first time in about 15 years. My skin looks better at 44 than it did when I was 16 and my hair and nails seem to be growing faster than they used to. I am slowly getting some energy, I don’t notice it much from one day to another but if I look back on when I started this around the end of February, I can really see a difference. Periods are easy with no pms and no cramps and libido is through the ceiling! I’m generally happy and relaxed to the point of when something does make me anxious, it feels so horrible I start to wonder if something else is wrong with me! I’ve even had reduction in my fibromyalgia pain, I do not need to take pain medication daily anymore… we are getting ready to build a house so as my work gets more physical and more frequent, I’d imagine I’ll be needing it now and then… but even after a weekend of working outside in the heat for 6-7 hours each day, I am not feeling sore, a little stiff but I seem to be tolerating activity a lot better.
The last thing I want to see change is this weight, I should not weigh 245 at 5 foot 7 but that’s OK, I am a lot less obsessed with that too, in fact I put the scale away and I’m not even going to bother with that anymore. I need to be patient and keep feeding the fire and let my body do what it’s going to do. This self-destructive journey began in my early teen years when I thought 145 pounds at 5 foot 7 was just way too huge… never mind that most of the girls I knew were very petite and fine-boned and didn’t have the muscle mass I had. I was so curvy and had a gorgeous body back then and had no appreciation for it. Well that’s changing now… somewhere in this body is that same body… maybe it will even wind up being better :)
Who else feels like they are finally “there”? I am learning, as Matt has said, that this is not static, there are times my food/fluids needs will change depending on my activity and things like a heat wave. So that will continue to be tweaked as we really amp up the work on the house, I’ll be hauling a lot of heavy stuff and on my feet for many hours a day. I’m ready for it though! Bring it!July 23, 2013 at 3:39 pm #9853saisriceParticipant
That’s so wonderful, Finngarian! I’m so happy that you are feeling so great! Good luck with your house!July 23, 2013 at 5:03 pm #9856mighty mParticipant
Wonderful! This is a delight to read! Both your accomplishments and your great attitude. I hope you keep posting, I have enjoyed your posts a ton and think we have some things in common.July 23, 2013 at 5:04 pm #9857mighty mParticipant
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Awesome! Great to hear your positive results!July 24, 2013 at 1:30 pm #9938scarlettsmumParticipant
that’s fantastic! well done!!July 25, 2013 at 10:02 pm #10058JdubsParticipant
I feel like I am at the end of phase one. I crashed pretty bad back in march and felt like I couldn’t go one more day chained to the labor intensive and restrictive diet I was on. It has taken me a while but I can now eat things like pancakes or ice cream without getting a rush then a crash as well as severe itchiness etc. my constipation and most other digestive issues are better although I still have some reflux problems. My temps still seem low most of the time and I have been having some low energy spells but nothing like the near immobility of four months ago. So I don’t think I’m on the other side of the mountain but at least I’m starting to get a better view up here. :)July 25, 2013 at 11:26 pm #10062SBC037Participant
Finngarian, thanks for that post. Great to hear how well you are doing. Hope you’ll keep posting with updates during the building work. All the best.July 30, 2013 at 11:51 pm #10555YarnJessParticipant
Out of curiosity, how long have you been stable with things to make you feel like you’re “there”? Or, to phrase it better, how long have you been “there”? I’m guessing it’s one of those things where you think, “Hey, I’ve been feeling pretty good for a while now and holding pretty steady. Yay for me!” Was it a few weeks or a few months that you looked back on of consistently feeling that way that makes you feel like you’ve done it?July 31, 2013 at 8:13 am #10576FinngarianParticipant
That’s a good question! First, my temperature has stabilized, I’m around 98 during the first half of my cycle and near or above 99 for the second half. My appetite has stabilized, I actually get hungry at regular times now and have bypassed that wanting to eat my arm stage. I have gained weight but that seems to have stabilized. My sleep, moods and digestion have been decent for a while.
I started this whole process at the end of February this year so it hasn’t quite been 6 months. I’d say my temp and stuff have been stable for about a month, possibly slightly longer. I started feeling better before that, but didn’t see the temps above 99 consistently until this past month.
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