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  • in reply to: Snoring and metabolism #16274
    prancie
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    I have not found that it leaves a mark. If you use really sticky tape it can leave stickiness, but that wears off after a little bit. The best way to resolve that seems to be moisturizer (i tried nail polish remover, alcohol) you don’t have to tape your whole mouth, you can just tape the middle. Whatever you like best. I found gentle post-surgery paper tape that works really well, doesn’t leave residue and comes off easy.

    Tell me how it works for you, I’d love to know if it works for other people. After trying it I can’t figure out why it’s not super-common. My husband tells me sometimes I snore a little through my nose, but nothing at all like before. Also, I will often use a breathe right strip at the same time to open up my nose.

    in reply to: Snoring and metabolism #16212
    prancie
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    I have found snoring relief by taping my mouth shut. I found some gentle bandage tape too so it does not get so sticky. Took about a week to get used to (would still wake myself up every now and then trying to breath through my mouth, but that went away) and now I wouldn’t sleep any other way.

    in reply to: Why doesn't this work for weight loss? #16185
    prancie
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    I think weight loss is elusive in general because there is not as much of a biological imperative to being thin as there is to carrying more body fat. In terms of survival and even thriving, there is possibly little lost in carrying an (supposed) “extra” 20-40 pounds and possibly everything to gain. But I am totally open to being wrong on this.

    Also I think our bodies have long memories.

    As for people who are severely overweight, I do consider that a disease of sorts, a dysfunction brought on by lifestyle/genetic factors. Repeated dieting over a lifetime does seem to create a body that tends to obesity.

    prancie
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    I cannot recall ever reading Matt Stone say that weight loss was a sure thing following his plan. He has always said it MIGHT happen and that health is better than being thin in the way that media portrays. I did gain weight but that was coming off a too restrictive diet that I should not have been on in the first place. My weight gain has halted and I have gained a lot of muscle (I lift a lot), but no more weight, so some of that must be a swap.

    the previous comments mentioned gokaleo and health at every size, they are great references

    in reply to: Newsletter Issue #4; March 2014 #15544
    prancie
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    I haven’t lost the weight either but my weight gain did stop after I took your advice in a phone call and I have also grown very, very fond of pancakes.

    in reply to: December 2013 Newsletter Comments #14014
    prancie
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    It will be easier to send people to your website for information.

    in reply to: December 2013 Newsletter Comments #14013
    prancie
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    It was great! I loved it.

    in reply to: Muscle Building Fail #13664
    prancie
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    Doing high rep workouts with 10-15 pound dumbbells is essentially doing cardio. You will not build much strength, only increase conditioning. The reason you look more muscled is that you are losing weight and look more cut. If you want to actually build strength and/or muscle mass (they aren’t exactly the same thing) ditch the video routines, go to the gym and lift heavier weights. Barbells are excellent but you need some education about doing barbell movements (start with Starting Strength and/or liftbigeatbig.com for info), if you don’t want to do that, heavier dumbbells and kettle bells will do what it seem like you want. You want lower reps, higher weight.

    in reply to: The Belly #13547
    prancie
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    Yes, I do have a diastasis recti, a small one that used to be a lot bigger. Weightlifting (squats, dead lifts, cleans…) seem to have improved it a great deal over the last year. I suppose I should go on and try to do the exercises to get rid of the last of it though. I did buy a book on it after all.

    in reply to: Is Milk bad for you? #13518
    prancie
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    Personally I love milk and drink it and cook with it often.

    in reply to: Cheeseslave's Weight Loss Diet #13372
    prancie
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    I too have to disagree, eating a healthy amount of calories and getting enough rest does not make one fat and lazy. Rebound weight gain from restrictive eating can make one “fat” but not lazy. Lazy is a state of mind, and extended lethargy means something is wrong.

    in reply to: strength training for women #12979
    prancie
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    If you are the type to teach yourself skills and have the right info, you can teach yourself. I would start with squats, press and dead lift. Mark Rippetoe’s Starting strength has a lot of good advice on those exercises. He does low bar squats, you can also learn high bar squats but that is a preference thing. Regardless, his information is really basic for a self taught self starter.

    in reply to: Up three dress sizes, and about to go completely mental! #12955
    prancie
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    If you were starving yourself on multiple diets and came down with those symptoms you will certainly have rebound weight gain afterward. It sounds like you are healthier and though you describe yourself as fat your height and size are not outrageous, be forgiving to yourself.

    Try some weight training, you won’t lose weight (you may gain some) but your body will look better with an underpinning of muscle.

    Metabolic rate alone is not going to make you lose weight. Matt Stone’s plan is not a weight loss plan, but a plan to regain your health. For some, health will mean being a but heavier than we might wish to be. But perfect physique and great looks are fleeting and who knows what tomorrow could bring, concentrate on the important things in life.

    in reply to: Cheeseslave's Weight Loss Diet #12893
    prancie
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    who made that comment and where?

    in reply to: Cheeseslave's Weight Loss Diet #12754
    prancie
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    Just saw the picture of cheeseslave on the red carpet at the emmys today. Maybe that is why she has been dieting so hard the last few months.

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