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  1. Any ideas on how to go primal AND avoid the inevitable grain-based addiction migraine?

  2. Except when they get the condition that is essentially blue balls for life.... then it sucks for them.... Anyway. I am on Depo... it is the only hormonal based BC I can do.... the others have a really high chance of killing me (damned migraine condition). That being said, it works GREAT for me... every woman is different. I truly miss my Paraguard though, that was the best (but the strings poked my husband in a very private area, if you know what I mean) I haven't had a period in almost an entire year.
  3. Okay. Been gone a very long time... might be back though. Cannot say for sure yet.

  4. Today was a looooong first day back to school... so very tired...

    1. Malfurion


      so rest well when you can, and cheer you up ;)

  5. Maybe so =/ A good rule of thumb is to leave a 0.5 inch gap between your toes and the end of the shoe.... the widest part of your foot should lightly touch the side, but not rub or be pinched.
  6. Yeah, that is pretty similar to Laramie... except more snow. This might give you some ideas though =D http://www.underarmour.com/shop/us/en/ua-coldgear/womens
  7. What do you get when you breed an elephant with a rhinoceros? An elephino (say it out loud for maximum pun effect)

    1. Eilyd


      I said this to myself about 20 times before getting it.

    2. Omega v1.1

      Omega v1.1

      I hope you're suitably ashamed of yourself!

  8. If you aren't in a place that is too terribly cold, I would just wear thick tights under your running pants... If you are in a place like where I am, with serious wind chill factors, then I would look into ski clothes... many of the runners here in Laramie run in ski suits.
  9. Have you considered that your family might be afraid of change? Your wife might be worried that you are getting into better health so that you can replace her with someone younger than she (it is a common fear). She may also being trying to show you all of the nice things she makes for you. Perhaps a real honest open heart to heart will get her on board, instead of being confrontational. You could also see if you can take over some of the cooking duties, or explore new recipes together. While you need to stand up for yourself, and work on your health, you also need to consider her feelings about the subject, and figure out a plan that she can work within, but still feel confident. You say that she is often offering you foods high in carbs, maybe giving her a list of foods that are acceptable, and asking her nicely to help you with them might be a good bet. Emphasizing her role in helping you to reach your goals for your future together is a pretty safe bet as well. If you can get her in your corner, with the goal of helping you succeed, then she can help you with the rest of your family.
  10. It sounds like you need more protein. I would maybe try increasing protein to 30% and taking the other two macros to 35% and seeing how that treats you. When my protein is up at that range, I am rarely hungry, and I am at 1550 calories right now.
  11. Yeah. When you start to go to the gym, you are around a new set of people, new people that carry germs. It is the same principle as to why new teachers are always sick... you are being exposed to more/different germs. My husband is in Real Estate, and every summer we are constantly sick, just because he is exposed to so many people. If you do end up back at the gym, make sure to wash your hands after handling the equipment and/or before you touch your mouth, nose, or eyes. I carry hand sanitizer with me to use frequently. (that is actually one of the only times I will actually use the stuff) That might help.
  12. Well, hell. I just got an email from the dean of my college telling me that ALL education majors are expected to participate in school spirit fridays. I look TERRIBLE in golden yellow...

    1. Ba'sini'on


      Well, at least it's only for one day!

    2. CrisciMalosh
    3. Ba'sini'on


      o_o That sucks...

  13. yeah, I am cheap, cheap, cheap. I buy my workout clothes at walmart when they are on clearance.... I don't know if I have even HEARD of lulu...
  14. I really enjoy the Dr Scholl's line of shoes, as does my husband. He has a pair of business looking shoes that he wears all of the time, walking, light jogging, biking, etc. Find a comfy shoe and rock it.
  15. Definitely a +1 from me... I loved my beginners Hatha class
  16. I desperately need make up advice ladies! My Hashimoto's is acting up hardcore (autoimmune low thyroid) and I literally look like death warmed over. How do I put color back into my face without A) looking like a dead clown or turning orange? Please HALP!
  17. 1 itty bitty step at a time. Find one bad habit, turn it into a good habit. (for me my first choice was to replace microwave popcorn with air popped popcorn) When that becomes habit, move on to the next one. It may take longer, but it has longer lasting results, and takes less willpower. http://www.nerdfitness.com/blog/2012/04/10/why-people-suck-at-getting-healthy/ http://www.nerdfitness.com/blog/2009/12/21/how-to-guarantee-victory-against-the-motivation-monster/
  18. A lot of people I know have actually had good luck by drinking a gallon of whole milk a day.... Other than that, add fat to everything... coconut oil, butter, olive oil, avocadoes.... Also see the recommendation of about 0.8-1.5 grams of protein per pound of body weight.... Also, do not necessarily rule out protein shakes, I can get a big tub of the stuff for 16 bucks at Walmart, and the vanilla isn't half bad.
  19. Guys, I really am sucking at the motivation front right now.... so bloody tired (thyroid is being lame). HELP!!

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    2. CrisciMalosh


      I won't =P I am stubborn that way =D

      I appreciate the attempt though

    3. Nazy_Ak


      Hey, I know this is unconventional, but have a piece of choc. Hot bubble bath, and snugles. Usually works atleast a little bit when really down for me :) *hugs*

    4. CrisciMalosh


      Sounds like a great plan, except for the chocolate =D (many a chocolate is contaminated by coconut, I have learned to live without it) but an apple? mmmm. I actually think my family is going swimming tonight, maybe I can escape for a few and find the hot tub =D

  20. I used something very similar to this before my reduction http://www.amazon.com/Champion-Womens-Powerback-Underwire-Sports/dp/B000OWC1I8/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1377011311&sr=8-8&keywords=sports+bra
  21. Or an apple... you say you think it is you wanting a carb boost, so give your body a carb boost =D I usually eat an apple around 3 PM... I am not paleo, but that piece of fruit seems to help.
  22. No kidding, my little cousin is sooooo very proud of her thigh gap, without realizing that she looks like a crack whore.... (which she really does, unfortunately using drugs runs in her arc of the family) I personally love the fact that I have a big butt, and thighs that accentuate it. =D I used to hate my legs though, because my grandmother thought that I was fat (when I was teeny, because my thighs touched, le sigh) I figured you were being sarcastic... but there are also ways to lace poison towards the subject with an explanation =D
  23. I have actually lost weight with Hashimoto's. When you take a BMR calculator, Subtract about 50 calories for every 15 micrograms of levothyroxine (synthroid, et al) you need. Your metabolism is significantly lower than the calculators know. Just experiment a bit (without starving yourself, that can make your thyroid problems worse. My GP recommends not going below 1400 calories) I also aim for about 40 grams of fiber a day... helps keep things regular. Also, even though your hands are aching, your bones are aching, and despite a full nights sleep, you are exhausted... EXERCISE. It is a must. Exercise is the best way to actually get your metabolism to recover from the low thyroid hit. Be careful though, with strength training.... your recovery time is going to be longer, because until you are stabilized (and symptom free) your body will struggle forming ATP. Take it slow and steady, and don't expect huge gains quickly. Also know that about 10 lbs of your excess weight is water, there is very little helping that. You could take diuretics to lose the water every day, but it isn't really worth rushing to the bathroom every 15 minutes IMO Make sure your vitamin has selenium in it, it is great for boosting your thyroid... intermittent fasting works pretty well when you have thyroid issues. Using IF, and gentle exercise, I lost 35 lbs in 7 months. Despite a new attack and thus needing my meds fixed, I am still losing weight at about the rate of 1.25 inches a week. (Scale is going up, but I know that it is water weight, so I am not sweating it, literally. Gosh I hate being cold all of the time) This is a great site, full of tons of information http://thyroid.about.com/ Good luck!
  24. Thigh gap is an unfortunate new trend where when your knees are together, your thighs do not touch.... it is just begging girls to go anorexic, IMO
  25. Apple cider vinegar... rinse your hair with it after you get out of the pool, then wash normally. That is what my bottle blond mom always did, and her hair was never green.
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