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Post by KetoJulia on Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:12 pm

I keep my carbs at 20 or under. I have learned that the more carbs I have, even while staying in the "low carb camp" of many, really messes with my, um, hormones?

No idea, but I DO KNOW that if I go over 100 for the day, I'll be in for a fun night full of hot flashes.

I've also learned that the closer I stay to zero, that I can stave off my stupid %*&^(%! period THAT WILL NEVER GO AWAY UNTIL I'M 90, for 35 days or so instead of 23/28.

In the middle of my Keto Quest last year I actually avoided it for NINETY DAYS. Man, it was great. And no, it wasn't because I was underweight or yadda yadda yadda. What it was, was pure bliss. Too bad keto doesn't help with a spontaneous uterinectomy. I would pay top dollar.

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Post by marcadav on Sat Feb 24, 2018 6:28 pm

KetoJulia, just wanted empathize. I'm 61 and still haven't gone a full year without a period. Last year I went 50 weeks, to the day, without having a period only to have 3 in a row. And, IIRC, you're 49, which means I've been having periods longer than you've been alive.

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Post by KetoJulia on Sun Feb 25, 2018 11:54 am

OH MY GOD I AM DOOMED!!!

Take it back, Marcadav, TAKE IT ALL BACK! NO NO NO NO NO!

Man, that sucks so bad. So sorry that it continues to mess with you.

I might have a glimmer of hope for 52 since that's when my sister's finally stopped.. but yanno,
that doesn't mean anything since we're not twins.. ha ha..

I had blood work done last June and my Dr. said my FSH (or whatever the heck it is) was that of a 30yo.

GREEEEAAAT. So it sounds like not only will I have Shark Week for another 50 years, but I'm also fully capable
of still getting knocked up and having a child with 43 eyes and limbs.

Maybe you and I can both go in for a Buy One Get One partial hysterectomy. Who needs that stupid uterus
anymore anyway!?

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Post by Annieh on Sun Feb 25, 2018 1:52 pm

But Julia, please try to look on the bright side. You are loving your strength, and fitness and the figure you are able to maintain.

You don't want to hear it but I'm 53, periods still coming though less regularly. At first I was annoyed too, because I had thought 40 was the normal cutoff (not sure where I heard that, but too bad it's off by more than a decade).
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Post by KetoJulia on Sun Feb 25, 2018 6:44 pm

Oh I know, I know.. I count my blessings every day!

Wow, 40, yeah, that's super early.. but boy wouldn't it be great??

Speaking of fitness... GUESS WHO DID 12 CHIN UPS TODAY.. OH YEAH, THAT'D BE ME.

So I guess I'll stop complaining.. but only if it would give me some freaking warning.. Back in the Land of Many
Carbs, first I'd get super bitchy so I'd KNOW it was coming.. but now, NOTHING..

Nothing but the resounding F-WORD in the bathroom stall at work.. because it ALWAYS HITS AT WORK. Evil or Very Mad
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Post by Annieh on Sun Feb 25, 2018 9:11 pm

Yeah, the lack of warning is interesting, isn't it? It's a surprise every time.
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Post by Paysan on Sun Mar 04, 2018 7:40 pm

Or you could be me, having a period that lasts for 2 weeks every 3 weeks or so. Three gynecologists recommended a hysterectomy, after a D&C failed to correct anything, and they found an egg-sized mass in my uterus. Fortunately, after removal of the uterus, the tumour tested benign. But that's when surgical menopause began its sneaky toll on a genetically-prone person, and I ended up with a major stroke 7 years later. IOW, be careful what you wish for w/o knowing that menopause removes your youth in a most decisive manner. FWIW, when 20, I wished for the ability to bear children as long as possible. Six kids and 20 years later, I was tired of the whole monthly cycle, but still harboured a guilty longing for more babies. Anyway, now have 11 grandkids and 8 greats, a fluctuating number. I'm finally over my baby fetish. Rolling Eyes

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Post by OnTheBayou on Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:04 am

On vacation in Sarasota, FL (On The Bayou origin) and topically, Kirsten is on her third period since she resumed, well, you know......... with me in November. Told me it's now more regular than before.

Age 52, was six months since last spotting. Then resumption of active sex life. Which also has jacked my testosterone. It's so obvious.

No wonder men have always thought women inexplicable, all the hormonal swings. Not said negatively, just fact. I at long last get "it" now and I relish the differences .
FYI, perfect weather. Kirsten acknowledges that where I used to live is unique and almost Never Never Land. Not even being on the bayou anymore.

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Post by Dawn on Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:28 am

I only count calories once in a while and only keep a food journal once in a while. I know that if I am strictly on the autoimmune protocol I need around two hours less sleep every night, and have more energy throughout the day, and also have zero stomach issues. However that diet is simply too restrictive for me and I fall of the wagon way too often... which is really bad for my health and energy. So I am working really hard on introducing as many foods as possible. In that process I do keep track of new foods I introduce and what happens when I introduce them. I also do count calories once in a while, just to get a ballpark idea of how much I consume in a day - but if I do it everyday I start obsessing and that is not a healthy place for me either...

Balance...

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Post by mudhenny on Sun Apr 08, 2018 1:38 pm

I've been keeping a journal for 2 1/2 years now--with what I eat, when I skip meals, any meds I take, how much and well I sleep, and some idea of activity level. It's become such a habit I'm not sure I can stop now! It's been incredibly helpful in helping me nail down foods or drinks that interfere with sleep, how to keep my weight down, and steers me towards a better diet overall. If something happens once, that certainly doesn't prove causation, but if I can go back and find the same reaction twice or more before, that is quite strong evidence for a direct relationship.

I don't measure anything, or count calories or carbs, but I do try and keep carbs down. It's very clear that if I eat more than a certain level of carbs my weight will rise, but I can eat a lot of calories (fat!).

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Post by John Caton on Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:05 am

mudhenny wrote:I've been keeping a journal for 2 1/2 years now--with what I eat, when I skip meals, any meds I take, how much and well I sleep, and some idea of activity level. It's become such a habit I'm not sure I can stop now! It's been incredibly helpful in helping me nail down foods or drinks that interfere with sleep, how to keep my weight down, and steers me towards a better diet overall. If something happens once, that certainly doesn't prove causation, but if I can go back and find the same reaction twice or more before, that is quite strong evidence for a direct relationship.

I don't measure anything, or count calories or carbs, but I do try and keep carbs down. It's very clear that if I eat more than a certain level of carbs my weight will rise, but I can eat a lot of calories (fat!).

Interesting post. That's a lot of work, but certainly could be effective in learning how your body responds to your food choices in your environment. I, too, observed that my weight responded quickly to carb intake while being unresponsive to higher calorie intake from fats. I've been on a mission for the last few years trying to understand the "why" behind my personal observation. Some folks have the opposite response. For others, it doesn't seem to matter much whether they ingest carbs or fats predominantly. Keeping a journal, as you've done, would certainly help frustrated folks to get to know themselves.

Depending on the concept of "Calories In Calories Out" for weight maintenance will be a frustrating experience if one doesn't know the difference between their personal responses to fat intake vs. carb intake.

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Post by sharperhawk on Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:29 am

It is well known that people starting a low-carb diet lose a lot of water. When they eat more carbs again, they will regain water. The initial loss of water is not progress, and the regain of water is not a setback.
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