Greetings all. I just started re-feeding this week. A bit of history / info about me:
I’m 72 and have been dieting off and on since I was in my teens. Most recently coming out of Atkins / Paleo. I lost 25 lbs in fall of 2011, felt the best I had in decades. Slowed, then stopped losing, started losing some of the benefits (esp. better sleep and more energy). Kept struggling to get back to where I started; finally said “I can’t do this again.” I had regained 10 of the lost lbs last time I weighed a couple of weeks ago.
My typical temp is in the 95’s or 96’s; occasionally see something in the 97’s. My pulse is in the 50’s. I have a family history of low thyroid, slow pulse, and lower than normal temp and mine have always been lowish but this 95+ business is new to me. I can only sleep 5 to 6 hours at a time and have some other mild low thyroid symptoms.
Since starting re-feeding I’ve had to double or triple my GERD med and yesterday and today have felt totally wiped out – so I guess it’s working :-(
My biggest question – at my age and history, what are the odds I will truly see significant health improvements???
Second question – I don’t especially notice cold hands and feet. It can happen, and I’m the only one in the office wearing a heavy sweater, but not as big a deal as I would expect from what I’ve read here. What does that mean???