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  • in reply to: sugar and skin? #10076
    Ashley
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    I don’t know but I can say that it took about 2 weeks of low calorie ketosis to give me a new wrinkle on the left side of my mouth. Grrr I’m 27 btw. I’m hoping it will go away eventually. A girl can hope.

    in reply to: 4 Month Update #10010
    Ashley
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    Very very cool! Thanks!

    Any I agree with Rob too, this also ties into what Lance Norton talks about in healing a low metabolism. He does it by macros but it’s close to this level of increase when you look at it in calories.

    • This reply was modified 10 years, 12 months ago by Ashley.
    in reply to: WHOA #9858
    Ashley
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    There were times I thought I could drink an entire gallon of orange juice. I ate and ate. :)

    • This reply was modified 11 years ago by Ashley.
    in reply to: WHOA #9842
    Ashley
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    Sounds like your body is getting to get to work! It needs energy and supplies! Eat, my friend. (Commas save lives)

    in reply to: Crazy-ass Shit I've Tried Thread #9828
    Ashley
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    The worse thing I ever did was 1,200 calories + ketosis. But that’s kinda boring but still crazy. I actually got liver discomfort… My liver felt swollen (I have a weak liver, gall bladder attacks from age 9).

    Diatomaceous earth is great stuff! I feed it to my goats and I can attest it cleared my whole herd of tapeworms. The kids (goat) like it and eat it like candy. The adults have to have it mixed in their mineral mix.

    Liver cleanses, I still do those every now and them. I actually crave the drinks involved (that apple one in the morning and the half grapefruit half oil one where you lay down afterwards). I don’t do the veggie and juice fasting part though. Never did.

    in reply to: Gluten anyone? #9792
    Ashley
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    I was off of it for a good while, didn’t seem different. Going back on it, youch! Had a lot of pain and soreness. But after about a week of eating it daily, I was fine and have been since. Wheat is a significant portion of my diet now.

    in reply to: Let's talk about bariatric surgery #9759
    Ashley
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    I know three people who had it. 2 died young. There was also substance abuse but one was my aunt and the doctor did say the surgery and subsequent malnutrition it caused contributed to her death. She died of liver failure at 53. The other is her sister and she is not in good health either though she has lived clean. She is trying to take very good care of herself now.

    I have never seen someone get the surgery and then proceed to lose weight and look good and healthy.

    in reply to: Body Image and Self Esteem #9746
    Ashley
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    I hadn’t thought about toys and such for boys much either. Yes those are rather freakish physiques. I do not like excessive leanness. I see some of these dudes that have their body fat way low and I think, if you put on some fat you’d look great. I dont like when the muscles get all “stripey”. But I can honestly say looks aren’t where it’s at, they are nice but it’s extremely rare I’m attracted to a man by his looks alone. Even actors won’t really look good to me unless they play a role of a character I like lol. A persons looks change to me as I see more of what they are onthe inside. Temperance and genuine care for others go a long way.

    But I always joke if I can beat him arm wrestling. It’s just not going to work out (I’m pretty strong for a girl). I, too, always felt huge because I am not built like most girls. I have more broad shoulders and an overall wide build. I am kind of an upside down triangle, long torso and arms, built like the a swimmer. Huge muscles, particularly my forearms and calves. Plus I’ve been chubby since I was ten. All these skinny girls made me feel like some kind of beast but I’m really over it now. There is a lot I can do that they cannot and I would not want to be tiny because I would not be able to do the kind of work I do. I like being outside and I like to be physically challenged. I like that I can handle a big buck in rut or a rearing stallion (although a good part of that is in the mind and technique). I can handle bales of hay and sacks of feed. When my dad needs help working on a vehicle or lifting something heavy, he has me help him. I can garden with hand tools. I have blisters in my hands and I prefer that to a manicure. Makes me feel useful.

    in reply to: Hair loss in men #9716
    Ashley
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    I’ve wondered this too. My dad is bald and he’s always eaten wha he wanted until he started having trouble with milk and wheat and on and on until he had few things he could eat without migraines to the point of throwing up- though he’s gotten back to being able to eat a lot more food again. He can’t go overboard or he will get headaches. He eats plenty of calories though. A lot of meat, eggs and piles of salt.

    in reply to: Corpse like fatigue #9689
    Ashley
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    It is hard. I was really tired for about a month. Then it was up and down and the bad just gets shorter and farther in between generally. I didn’t hurt that long though, only about a week but it was quite bad. Well, I can still feel a bit of soreness in my hips brought on during 1,200 calorie ketosis. I started eating the food back in March.

    Ah just reread and saw the sleep thing. It will take longer with poor sleep. For me, it was like I’d been knocked down to the floor and I was straining to get up. Then if something messed with my sleep it was like some one came by and kicked me back down. Went through a stressful time- one of my diary goats had milk fever and it was both emotional and physically tough because of her care and getting up at night to give shots (I do NOT do well with getting up in the night- not a good attribute when you have a diary herd…) and she’s the only original goat I have left of those my late grandpa bought me. Anyway, that one knocked me down good and then I had to pick up a buckling from the airport in Little rock at night, got home at 2 am and yea it was like a three week set back with all that. But I e always been really sensitive to sleep, I don’t know if that applies as heavily to everyone.

    I napped every day I could for probably 1.5 months. I would wake up tired, drag through chores dreaming of bed and go back to bed when I got done. When I got my energy it was like the clouds parted and the sun shined. But! I found I had to be careful what I did or I would be worse the next day. I slowly felt out what I could (and I was so bummed when I overdid it and was back to napping the next day) do and it gradually became more and more until now I can do just about anything and I’m fine.

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    in reply to: This girl is on fire! #9673
    Ashley
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    Dude, no AC? Sorry! I’m outside a lot so i could do without it better than most, but I still love the reprieve, especially at night. I like it to be cold when I sleep.

    Ok so I had a 98.7 underarm temp a while ago! WOW My mom says I’m getting sick lol. Ha, I hope not! I’ve been eating the food since mid march but had not seen great temps like this until I started taking liver herbs last Sunday. I started having gall stones at 9 and have no gal bladder, removed at 17. Perhaps my liver was a bit of a missing peice. My digestion is certainly better.

    • This reply was modified 11 years ago by Ashley.
    in reply to: Bras, Are They Bad For You? #9651
    Ashley
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    I am way to active to go without a bra. I don’t know how women functioned without them other than if they were small chested.

    • This reply was modified 11 years ago by Ashley.
    in reply to: What liquids are people drinking? #9590
    Ashley
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    For a while I often drank nothing with meals or a little milk. These days I drink tea or orange juice. I just loooove OJ. And I don’t want fresh squeezed. I want the stuff from the store, the cheap stuff tastes best to me, Hiland. Maybe I want store bought because its cooked. I find it oddly filling. Like sometimes I’m hungry and think I’m going to have to eat a lot and hen I drink some juice and I’m full.

    Otherwise I’m drinking quite a bit of water now because im in the heat a lot and my temps are staying up nicely. Woke up with a 97.8 underarm basal temp this morning.

    Ashley
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    Not eating after supper seems to be helping me. My problem was a mild one, but I’ve always slept well normally.

    in reply to: Cheeseslave's Weight Loss Diet #9557
    Ashley
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    I just don’t get why people have to go from one extreme to another. She could have cut 500 calories from what she was eating before and lose just fine. Probably not that much slower, but sparing more muscle, staying more healthy and with sustainability. It seems like we humans have to be all or none. Slow and steady wins the race and all that.

    “An ED person will say she is not hungry. Although experts dispute whether she actually does feel hunger or not, it is clear she feels calmer, energized and dissociated from negative feelings (emotionally blunted) as a result of suppressing her hunger [S. Guisinger, 2003; M. Duclos et al., 2012]. The ED-skewed neurotransmitters are able to override what the leptin levels should be triggering: unpleasant moods and the desire to eat more. ? http://www.youreatopia.com/blog/2011/9/13/phases-of-recovery-from-restricted-eating.html”

    I can attest, I was not hungry when I was eating 800-900 cals a day. Fo real. Then I had the gall bladder attack from hell (had had them for years off and on). Went on for days, got jaundice (pee yellow? heck I peed brown, honey!) and then I got a stone in my pancreatic duct and had pancreatitis. That was so fun. Let’s do it again! Haha, nah I’ll eat like a sane person. It is scary though how easily a person could go back to restriction. Even though I’ve not let myself go hungry any length of time since mid March- usually eating over 3,000 calories a day. I still sometimes feel the pull to restrict. If I wasn’t’ tracking, I don’t know that I could do it. I have to see what I’m eating or I start wildly guessing, I’m eating way too much, I’m eating way too little. Nah, I’ve got a map here, says I’m right on course. Ok, I can think about something else and go on about my life.

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