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  • in reply to: Travel Precautions #12538
    kim
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    I lived in India and had a bout of food poisoning. Oh my God. I wanted to die. It was awful. I ate raw fruits (only whole and peeled, though) but I only drank bottled or boiled water. I did eat at little hole in the wall type places but made sure everything was cooked well. The one time I got ill was from some coconut chutney (made with tap water). I’m actually surprised I didn’t get ill more because I wasn’t very careful. I was a missionary and had to eat what I was served. I was a vegetarian at the time so I mostly ate rice, dahls and cooked veggies.
    Have fun!

    in reply to: Cavities #12537
    kim
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    Thanks, Thomas. I read through that thread but didn’t see anyone address remineralizing teeth. Someone mentioned thinking they may have had a cavity that they treated with clove oil but nothing else.

    in reply to: Nine months in and nothing is happening #9419
    kim
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    Pregnancy has def. affected my body and health. My last pregnancy, in particular, has caused all sorts of physical problems. PSD, herniated disc, hormone imbalance. Men don’t have to think about this stuff! I hope Matt can address these issues- restoring metabolic function after having kids, with thyroid disease, etc. It’s not one size fits all, for sure.

    in reply to: Nine months in and nothing is happening #9242
    kim
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    Scarlettsmum- I never really overate or focused on eating salt to the exclusion of fruit or something else I wanted. Honestly, other than limiting water and “health” foods (big salads, smoothies for meals etc) I’ve just allowed myself to actually eat those things Matt says is restorative (Salt, sat. fat, starch and sugar). I hadn’t really eaten any of those things in a long time so eating a biscuit or homemade pancakes or ice cream was a HUGE deal for me. :) I still eat fruit if I want it and have let go of the “I must eat this over that because it’s healthier” mentality.
    I read Health at every size and put it down about half way through. I don’t think I was ready to embrace the whole concept that my body knew what it needed. I’ve always been at war with it so accepting that I could trust it was too big a step for me. I need to pick it back up.
    Thanks for your thoughts. I hope we can figure this all out!

    in reply to: Where to go from here? #9241
    kim
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    I am definitely going to put that into practice. My biggest issues, outside of my weight and obsession with diet, are messes. My anxiety really gets out of control when things are cluttered, dirty or unorganized. The only time I ever yell at my kids is when they’ve made a mess or not cleaned up to my standards. I feel like such a witch when that happens- over something so stupid but the anxiety gets so bad I need that release of tension. Next time I feel myself freaking out over a mess I’m going to lay on the floor and relax my body. My kids are going to think I’ve lost my mind. :)
    Thanks for your reply and advice.
    It gives me hope.

    in reply to: Nine months in and nothing is happening #9167
    kim
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    Thanks for the encouragement, Kristi! I definitely don’t want to bail just moments before finding health and balance. At what point do you say, “this isn’t working anymore”, though? It’s hard to trust our bodies when we’ve abused them for so long and we’re unsure if our bodies even know which way is up.

    in reply to: Where to go from here? #9166
    kim
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    Yeah…I’m constantly tense. I have no idea how to relax my body. LOL. I certainly will try, though. How long did you have to purpose to do that before it became your natural response?
    The weight itself isn’t so much an issue, I think. It’s more feeling like I have no control over what my body is doing and what assumptions others are making about me because of it.
    Do you think stress causes weight gain?

    in reply to: Nine months in and nothing is happening #9141
    kim
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    And J-lo, I appreciate the time and thought you put into your response. Thank you. :)

    in reply to: Nine months in and nothing is happening #9140
    kim
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    I get what you’re saying and I recognize the wisdom in it but even when I was most severely restricting my calories and over exercising I was a healthy weight and I felt great and looked great. I’ve gone up a dress size with each of my three children and now, with this ten pound weight gain, I’ve pushed into double digits and am overweight.
    If I’m to keep going with this I need to know it’s not futile because of my lack of a thyroid and I also have no idea how to separate my self worth from my body size. It’s so superficial and I’m pretty down to earth in most things but this is just such a struggle for me and I have no idea how to overcome it. I guess that’s a question for the eating disorder forum. For now I most need to know if my metabolism and weight will stabilize if my thyroid can never be healed. I also want to know why the heck it’s been nine months and I’ve seen so little progress.

    in reply to: Nine months in and nothing is happening #9129
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    Well, that’s just really disappointing. I’m kind of at a loss. My husband doesn’t want me to go back to what I was doing. I spent nearly our entire marriage obsessed with being thin and going on one extreme diet or another. I’m afraid if I go back to restricting calories it will send me right back into disordered eating. If I keep gaining weight, though, and see no benefits in health I’m going to end up back there anyway. I wish I could say I’m okay with gaining weight but I’m not there. Right now I’m at the weight I was before I lost 30 pounds and went off the deep end so yeah…I’m kind of freaking out.

    in reply to: Salt and sugar mixture #7824
    kim
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    I think it’s the opposite. 1 part salt to 4 parts sugar. T

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