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Hello Katmarsh! I toyed with the ideas of Weston Price as well but they just weren’t practical for me, I’m busy enough taking care of my two kids and that’s just not where I wanted to expend energy.
I hear you on the work stress, I had issues with that too for many years. Now my work is caring for my home and children, and that’s stressful at times too! I rest as much as I feel I can get away with but I’d sure love it to be more.
I could use some work on my body image issues as well… when I look at old photos and think “I was fine! Why didn’t I think so back then?”, I will look at me now and say “What the hell! I’m still fine! Bigger, but still fine!” Why not? I think feeling good about your body is instrumental in this process as well. And it’s easier to feel good when you’re getting enough food!
It sounds like you’re definitely on the right track, it can take some time for temps to come up and stay that way! Lack of sleep and stress will do it every time for me, so I try to be mindful of that… it sounds like you have already had great positive changes so keep focusing on that and getting all the rest you can… keep eating well and step back and let your body do what it needs to do :)August 6, 2013 at 10:58 am in reply to: Fantastic Salty Starches — Asian noodle shop edition #10965
Oh hell yeah. The Asian noodly goodness! :D That kind of meal sounds good to me any day, any time! Just hearing about sticky, salty pork sauce makes me hungry!
Have you taken your temp during one of those flashes? I’ll bet it’s a bit higher… good to see your body starting to respond! I’d get warm in fits and starts too in the beginning, I felt like a car trying to start, lol
Hang in there! This part does pass, just keep eating and let your body do its work. You’ll start to feel less tired as time goes on :)
Eat that food Sweetie! What’s happening is normal! We should be hungry after a night’s sleep when we are naturally fasting. Even if your hunger is emotional, just eat. Sugar and starch do have a calming effect, which is why we crave those foods when we’re stressed.
Butter, cream and other full-fat dairy products were key in getting my temps to come up! Plus they taste ridiculously awesome…
@Elocin, I would LOVE an over 200 support group!!! Maybe Matt will let us start one here? I joined Your Eatopia and I really think I have more healing to do before the weight starts to come off… I have occasional moments of panic that it will never come off…. then I keep telling myself that there is no way that my set point is my current weight! It can’t be, I’m so uncomfortable :(
It’s so frustrating isn’t it? Perhaps we can bring something good out of this experience. I know I am going to do everything in my power to help my kids through that part of their lives so they don’t wind up with a shitty body image like I did. I did so much damage to myself. Oh how I wish I’d known better back then, or had someone like this to help me! :(
Yeah, I wouldn’t stop taking them without your doc’s guidance but if you start feeling lightheaded or dizzy when you stand up, you may not need them anymore and I’d be in close communication with them about how you feel!
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.
Just a quick update – blood pressure was a nice 115/71 this afternoon! Imagine that with a 25 pound weight gain on top of the 50+ pounds I really need to get rid of! It would make medical heads spin!
I haven’t started losing yet but I am up over 200 and have put on about 25 pounds during the refeed stage… I too have had a lot of medical issues reverse themselves (mostly fibromyalgia symptoms) and chronic insomnia has reversed as well… I will be following this thread and would be happy to talk and support you anytime during this process! I’m waiting too for the weight to start to drop – it’s uncomfortable lugging all of this around, and I know restricting again is not the answer!
It sounds like a fantastic way to relieve stress!July 31, 2013 at 6:06 pm in reply to: Ideal temperature pre- and post-ovulation? Also daytime vs basal #10630
Mighty M – you’re welcome! Yes, those temps are always basal, I take it before I even get up out of bed.