July 11, 2013 at 12:15 pm #8371BetsyParticipant
@Linda, you need to come to work with me. It may be in the 90s outside here in south Texas, but it’s a chilly 72 in the office. My feet feel like ice cubes even when my temp is up. I need to start wearing socks.
Another old fart / Boomer here, 62. I just started “eating the food” so we’ll see where that goes.July 11, 2013 at 2:09 pm #8382NotherbyParticipant
Linda, what about sandwiches? Or cold fried chicken, chocolate pudding, yeast rolls with butter and cheese, you could even make yourself a homemade pound cake! Another thing that my husband loves that is rich and decadent is homemade banana pudding. He could practically live on that, so maybe that’s the ticket for you! :)
To me, grilled meat is often extra yummy even when it isn’t piping hot. I love rotisserie chicken, sliced white bread, and potato chips, courtesy of our days in Baton Rouge. Must be a local thing there, because I’d never seen that anywhere else. They do that with ribs, too.
You can do it, just have to think outside the box a little, eh?
I’ve lived in Florida twice – once in Bartow and once in Pensacola. It’s danged hot down there, but I wouldn’t swear that it’s any hotter than Baton Rouge, and those coon-asses eat a lot, and they put Louisiana hot sauce on everything, so go figure. Hey, I didn’t come up with that, they did.
JaneJuly 11, 2013 at 2:56 pm #8391
Notherby & Betsy-
I defer to Matt on all issues re what/how often to eat. But my area is about dealing with the reason that the weight came on in the first place. Energy/Psychology Medicine Techniques are so effective – not only dealing with weight issues, but discovering the foundational issue that led to the weight gain in the first place. Then those tools unblock the issue that’s preventing you from transforming those events, and allowing you to move forward towards well-being and attaining your happy weight.
It’s not just what you’re eating, it’s what’s eating you!
LiandaJuly 11, 2013 at 2:56 pm #8392JillParticipant
Yes, please make a section for us!
I have dreaded putting it all down because after so many decades there is just too much to tell. We were living in the Pacific NW for 18 years meaning no sun and cold rain all the time. Now we are back in sunny California and hope it helps.
Lots of inflammation, I live on ginger which really helps my pain.
I was very slender until I married my husband at age 34. But that doesn’t mean I wasn’t ill with ED. Once before that I got up to 102 lbs and thought I was fat. (I’m very petite 4’10” with small bones) Once I starved myself to 85 lbs and was very sick. Still I was healthy after that for most of my married life until I gained 30 lbs as a side effect of a pain medication (Nortriptyline) Then in my 50’s I broke bones 3 times in 5 years, one a very serious spiral fracture that took over a year to heal. That kept me sedentary so long I lost a lot of fitness and even desire to be active for fear of another break. Now I’m very fat for someone so small, over 165.
My thyroid doesn’t test badly even with the better tests. I was surprised at that. I started the re-feeding and getting 9 hrs. sleep over a year ago. Stress is high from family members, that won’t change. Got my temps up into the 98’s for a little while but now back to 97.4 – 97.9 on a good day. I’ve actually put on weight lately. That really scares me.
I don’t feel cold and my hair did stop falling out, both these are improvements.
Spend way too much time in front of the computer since I run an online business.
Sorry for such a long post.
JillJuly 11, 2013 at 3:09 pm #8394
Notherby, thanks for the food suggestions. They sound great. Betsy, you are not the only one with cold hands & feet. I don’t mean that I also have that. Over winter it didn’t matter how high my temps were after eating, my hands & feet were still cold. The food would maybe get them to lukewarm, but my hubby’s hands were always warmer. Now that it is summer my hands are warm no matter how low my temps are. I figured it just had to do with the weather. I find it curious how many others are still talking about cold hands & feet. I guess we’re all different.
By the way I like boomers better than old farts, but how about oldies but goodies?July 11, 2013 at 6:12 pm #8429Matt StoneKeymaster
Heat is a stress. Sometimes in the heat, especially if you are out in it a lot, it’s better to actually do what you are doing – which is take it easy on the warming foods. I’ve been living off of popsicles and papayas myself, with maybe just one big warming meal a day.July 12, 2013 at 9:10 am #8518
But Matt, you are already hot. (Yes, in more ways than one haha).July 12, 2013 at 1:26 pm #8570
Lianda, how do we find your free evaluation? I’m willing to give it a try. I thought my weight gain came from being on a lowfat low cholesterol diet about 6 yrs ago. I did want to lose weight but I was doing it for health reasons. The weight came off fast and I went from 145 to 110 lbs. I wasn’t trying to lose that much. I just stuck to the diet. Then I found out about wapf and have been eating that way ever since. My weight stayed at 110 for 2 yrs while I ate whole fat foods and whatever dessert I wanted. Then after a couple yrs I noticed I gained 2-3 pounds. It scared me because I didn’t want to gain everything back. The next yr it was another 3 lbs & I didn’t understand why. I did low carb and I was exercising regularly. but it had no effect. Last yr I was 120 & I knew something wasn’t right. That is why I have been doing Matt’s protocal. I do tend to stress out about a lot of stuff so I think you might be able to help.July 12, 2013 at 1:28 pm #8571
Oh, I forgot to mention that after eating the food for 5 months I have gained back everything I lost and then some. Here is where I am stuck.July 12, 2013 at 1:40 pm #8574
For anyone who is interested in a free Strategy Session, click above at Site Authors, and scroll down to my bio at the bottom of the page. You’ll see the links there. I’ll get in touch with you as soon as I receive your completed form.July 13, 2013 at 7:43 pm #8819NotherbyParticipant
I had a rough day yesterday. Think I had restricted fluids too much, and I woke up swollen like there’s no tomorrow. Felt awful all day, decided early in the day that I had to have some unsweet tea, so I did, several times. Had two cups of black coffee this morning, too.
Last night I noticed my temp was up, and that has continued for most of the day today. The swelling has gone back down, and I’ve had temps of 99.2 and 98.4 this afternoon. Also I’ve sweat to beat the band whenever I get up and move around any at all.
Feeling much better with a bit more fluid, but still not quite as much as I’d normally ingest. There has also been an occasional half glass of regular Coke today, too.
How’s everyone else holding up? Any new revelations or ah-ha moments?
JaneJuly 13, 2013 at 9:13 pm #8833JenParticipant
One thing I have found very useful is getting back to a ‘felt’ sense of the body. In other words re-learning what its like to feel what’s happening in the body instead of trying to intellectualise everything.
Body scanning is a great way to do this. Take your awareness systematically through the body and notice what sensations are present. Do not judge what you find and do not intellectualise what you find. Just try to notice what you feel, especially in the torso and pelvis.
Helps build your ability to build your awareness of what your body is telling you that it needs, puts you more in touch with emotions and takes you out of your head space which is often full of misinformation and unuseful self beliefs.July 13, 2013 at 9:42 pm #8835
Jane- when you’re not feeling well, but not sure why, EFT tapping is a good thing to try. Just Tap on “this yucky feeling”, and see what comes up! It really works- Tap on everything!
LiandaJuly 14, 2013 at 10:08 am #8880
Lianda, can you explain EFT? I have heard of it but don’t really understand.August 9, 2013 at 2:08 pm #11166GeeMaParticipant
I think we should have the “Old Folks” club – “Old Farts” would apply if I were still following Joel Fuhrman. :-)
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