August 1, 2013 at 11:59 am #10683
Yesterday I weighed myself and adding up all the weight I’ve gained since I stopped dieting and started ETF has caused my mind to start reeling. I knew it before since I had to buy all new clothes but this has just got me fearful of gaining even more. I’ve only been eating for heat for the past month or so and I don’t think I’ve gained too much weight in that time. I started following the guidelines on youreatopia (eating 2500+ cals and no exercise) and this brought back my period. Then I found 180degreehealth and here I am…
My temperatures are steady now- always 98s and many days 99s. Three days this week I’ve got 99.9 and today I got that at 11:45am after lunch. Some days all I see are 99s and I’m happy to report that some days I only take my temperature once (I can get a bit obsessive).
So I’m wondering has anyone gained weight while having their temp in the 99s most days? Matt said this is when weight gain stops and that it’s hard to gain weight with temps in the 99s but I want to know what others are experiencing? Can I relax and not think I’ll gain anymore weight? I’m at a healthy weight now of a BMI of 24.3. I’d love to loose weight eventually (I am determined to see this through though and have no plans to change my eating) and I don’t think this is my set point as when I was eating whatever I want I weighed way less. My parents are also thin… anyway, I don’t need to go into the whole story. Thanks in advance!August 1, 2013 at 2:26 pm #10696FinngarianParticipant
I’ve stopped weighing myself, I think my weight can fluctuate wildly from day to day and checking it constantly was stressing me out. So I’m not sure if I’ve gained since my temps got to the 98-99 degree range… I might have, but I stopped caring about that. My clothes (my fat clothes!) are all OK, and I’m keeping my fingers crossed that they stay OK!
Those temps are great by the way!
I think BMI is generally crap, and so do a lot of folks here… along with weight it just really doesn’t show even a partial picture of health. How do you feel otherwise? Are you sleeping? Digestion good? Skin clear and soft? Are your moods generally happy and stable? Do you feel well generally? Wanting sexy times? Participating in activities that make you happy? I think those things are a better marker of health than weight and BMI.
I am assuming that if a person feels well, their body will eventually settle into a weight that is appropriate for that person, based on genetics.August 1, 2013 at 3:35 pm #10698
Thanks, Finngarian! I do feel good. My anxiety is WAY down. Last year I had panic attacks and now I feel calm almost all day long (doesn’t hurt that it’s the summer and I’m not working). My sleep is good and I no longer waking up in the night to pee. Desire for sexy time is improving! And I am really happy to participate in fun activities. I’m currently at a beach house with my family and I happily swim, jump off the pier, jump on the trampoline, swing, and today I went to yoga. I’m feeling pretty good although I felt pretty good (despite anxiety, which was horrible) when I was eating less. I still enjoyed life and had a time.
Digestion could be better as could my skin but that’s improving. I agree that BMI isn’t the best indicator of health and I know it’s more important to be healthy and happy and not worry about weight. I know my body will settle into it’s healthy shape sometimes I just like a little reassurance.August 1, 2013 at 5:17 pm #10704amiaowParticipant
saisrice, just curious- what were your temps before, and how long did it take for them to increase? Your post gives me hope :)August 3, 2013 at 7:52 am #10800
Hi Amiaow, I’m so happy that my post gives you hope:) I didn’t start monitoring my temp until 2 months into eating the food. Prior to increasing my calories I did take my morning temps a few times though per the instruction of my acupuncturist and it was always 97 or maybe once it was 96. I can’t remember exactly. I thought that the thermometer was broken because I’d never had a temp that low. I hadn’t taken my temperature for years or unless I was sick and I’d never seen 97 or 96. I took my morning temp for a few days but was so discouraged and felt like it was broken since it was always that low. After trying a new thermometer and seeing the same number I thought that one was broken too and felt frustrated since I just had 2 broken thermometers. Now I see how dumb I was but I really thought they were broken.
Anyway, when I first took my temperature after eating the food for 2 months but not making sure to eat the right combo of starch, sugar, and salt my temperature was 97.7 and before bed 97.1 for the first few days. Then I started eating more salt and adding sugar to things and really limiting my fluid and my temps went up quickly. It took just about 3 days for me to see 99 and then after making things like chocolate chip pancakes and having sips of milkshakes I would see in the high 99s and twice 100. I made sure to drink things with calories in the beginning but now I pretty much have water when I’m thirsty. I also have 2 sips of coffee with milk in the morning and a small glass of wine at night.August 6, 2013 at 6:27 am #10960amiaowParticipant
Thanks saisrice. Mine are completely erratic in the 96s, very occasionally in the 97s (maybe a few times a month). I too thought my thermometer was broken. I’ve been to the doctor and had some pathology done which I’m still waiting on the results of, but I am really determined to solve this naturally. I’d be so happy to see normal temps in the morning!!August 13, 2013 at 9:41 am #11349godschildParticipant
(tw saisrice)- How’s your weight doing now that you’ve had more time at being at higher temps (and 3 periods)? If your haven’t weighed yourself, don’t, but I hope your doing better!August 13, 2013 at 11:49 am #11360
Hi godschild, I did weigh myself about a week and a half ago but before that I hadn’t weighed myself since February so I don’t have a good idea of how my weight has changed since I’ve had time being at higher temps and having 3 periods in a row. Since February I’ve gained 22lbs. That’s when I stopped measuring my food but after a few weeks I slipped back in to eating small amounts and if I ate a cookie then I would eat a small dinner. I imagine that I’ve gained about 15 lbs since when I started really eating more. Also, judging by a pair of jeans I bought in June, I’ve gained weight since then. They used to be baggy when I bought them and fit well now. Not sure how much since June or if my weight gain has stopped but it has definitely really slowed down and I think it has stopped. I kinda wish I had a scale so I could weigh myself but I think I’ll just go by how my clothes feel. Also, I know that it wouldn’t be good for me to weigh myself because my bigger focus is getting pregnant right now. I have to constantly remind myself of that though because my brain just always wants to think of ways to tweak my diet to loose weight but I know that eating a bit of everything and making sure I’m eating enough is what’s working for me. Thanks for checking in! I’ll definitely post when I start loosing.August 13, 2013 at 1:02 pm #11367godschildParticipant
Glad to here your doing better mentally and physically!
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