Saturday, February 27, 2010

Wilson's Temperature Syndrome

In a poll I posted on HTA forum, One member posted they were diagnosed with Wilson's Temperature Syndrome and I was curious. I found this very interesting article about this underdiagnosed problem that mimics low thyroid but there is no positive blood test to give doctors a clue. It is a syndrome caused by stress, which, if not taken care of will end up with later stages of thyroid disease among other things. I am putting a link to a good explanation of how weightloss is affected with T3 therapy. I am going to the doc on Monday and pick up more T3 supplements so I don't run out! I was slowing down their useage during protocol because I wasn't sure about their effectiveness. I have noticed that those days I take the acetyltyrosine, I do have better losses. hmmm.... more info to 'chew' on... I wonder how much T3 is too much or too little?

I posted a link to the Dr's Manual to this syndrome in my links to the right.

******** today's stats****
181.6 - 180.8

I will continue this round until my mixed hcg is gone. I am happy to see such good losses. OF course, I'm wishing they were quicker! LOL! But after researching stats of others on protocol with hashi's, and working with my friend in understanding low thyroid symptoms and how adrenals & pituitary glands are connected, I am getting a better picture of how the body works. SOON, I believe I will have the key to keeping my weight down when done with protocol!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

nearly there

182.6 - 182.0 = down 0.6 this morning.

I am so very disappointed I have to lose these pounds again. Last time I saw these numbers I was excited to think 'never again!'. But, alas. Such is life. I am on the end of my 3rd week and this week has been going very well with losses. I hope to be in the 170's by this weekend. Hopefully I can do it! I just have to stay strong.

Anyone notice how thirsty you get if you neglect drinking a ton of water during the day? Gah! I have just drank almost a gallon sitting here watching the first Transformers (previewing before the kids watch) and I am STILL so stinkin' thirsty! The water just flows right thru me. This is really a good thing, albeit, a very annoying problem to be hitting the bathroom so often.

Monday, February 22, 2010

week 3

weigh in this morning was 183.8

I upped my dose of hcg to .20ml because I was experiencing severe hunger pangs still. It's been several days on that dose and things are settled. TOM arrived so that may have had an effect as well.

I am supplementing with chromium and dessicated adrenal pills. My hubby has noticed a difference with the adrenals added to his supplements. My friend has shared some information she's been reading about on her journey with dealing with possible thyroid/hromone imbalances. High estrogen (or maybe it was sex hormone imbalances) is caused by a fatigued adrenal!

Another good note I found a somewhat local organic farmer that sells his beef & chickens at a good price, with processing the beef is 2.75 a pound if you buy half. I have to call the butcher with what kinds of cuts I want. I'm also asking for the organs and the soup bones. I hope to make a sausage with some of the organ meats. Everything I've read states that eating the organs will help support your own organs. I figure if I make it into an age-old sausage, it will be better. Now to find the recipe I grew up with called 'blood sausage'. YUM!! It was my favorite. My mom didn't use brains in the recipe, though, and the butcher will not extract the brains from the head but said I could do it if I wanted! LOL! Yeah, I don't think so!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

many day's updates

I didn't realize I was behind so many days!

F: 186.2
S: 185.4 : started tanning
S: 185.6 : resuming gym
M: 185.4 : gym & tanning
T: 185.0 :

I have added dessicated adrenal supplements to my regiment and I've been feeling really good. Hubby seems to be less fatigued as well.

Friday, February 12, 2010

rollerskating

Thurs: 187.6 - 187.0 = -0.6
Today: 187.0 - 186.2 = -0.8

I found a great rollerskating rink nearby that had hours for homeschoolers. The kids had SOOO much fun! I, however, made a fool of myself, I'm sure. I have not skated since age 17 or so..... and never on rollerblades! LOL! So, that was an experience out of my comfort zone in a HUGE way to actually put myself out there on rollerblades. Hopefully my courage will continue and eventually I will be able to skate better than my 4 year old once again! LOL!

For protocol, I bought some Melba toast for the first time and found it to be super scrumptious. I had read someone's thoughts on Dr S's words about those who do not have his specific foods available in their culture. He stated that there needs to be the appropriate amts of protein and starch. So the discussion was wondering if that little bit of melba toast has an effect on our stabalization and re-setting of our glandular system. It was intriguing enough of a concept for me, so I am trying it this round.

I did not get my 2 full doses of protein in yesterday because of all the running around I did and by the time things settled down enough for me to eat, it was too late. The Melba & strawberries curbed my hunger pains yesterday morning quite well. And now that I think back, I don't think I ate any protein yesterday... hmmm.. that is not a good thing to do too often! Oh well, on to a new day!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

pemmican

188.2 - 187.6
down 0.6 today

I am having starving hunger pains & lightheadedness so I am adjusting my dose from .125 to .150 to see if that helps.

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I realized I didn't write about Pemmican yet!

Pemmican is something that has been made by the Native Americans and used for traveling nourishment. It is considered 'the perfect' food and I call it the perfect energy bar. All natural and has powerful energy and nourishment for our bodies AND it lasts a long, long time without chemical preservatives! The natives used it esp when they went on their hunting trips that would last weeks or longer. Consider the amt of energy needed to hunt!

The basic recipe is this:

dried meat (beef, venison, etc)
suet (internal animal fat)
dried fruit
raw honey/maple syrup (do not use artificial sweeteners!)
real/celtic salt

The dried fruit and meat are ground into powder, mixed with the sweetener then added to the melted suet. Add salt to the mixture last. Pour on a cookie sheet and cut into strips as it cools. Or put into a glass jar.

It ends up looking like shredded jerkey dipped in wax! But it tastes pretty good! The suet and honey have a natural preservative component that will keep the pemmican good for 5+ years! They've found pemmican that was 20 yrs old and still good!

A perfect mixture of healthy fats, protein and raw sugar/carbs. I am so excited to be finding and learning about all these recipes from the wisdom of antiquity!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

cortisol

189.6 - 188.2
Down 1.4 today


I know I have a problem with cortisol, according to a saliva test I did a couple years ago. I don't remember the exact results but they were abnormal and my doc figured the results were due to my spondylitis pain causing a lot of stress in my body. Cortisol is part of the adrenal system.

Here's some interesting things I read about over the past couple days:

Cortisol shows up with abnormal fat in the gut.
Estrogen shows up with abnormal fat in the lower body (hips & thighs).
Insulin resistance shows up with abnormal fat in the low back and love handles.


I definately have a problem in my belly holding onto fat very readily! One way to combat this problem is to sleep more and get the growth hormone increased in your body. Another thing to note is that LONG CARDIO workouts will INCREASE cortisol! hmmm... how about that?! To increase growth hormone you need to increase lactic acid in your muscles by weight training a specific way. More info in the links below...

Here's where I've learned a LOT these past couple months and I wanted to share with you: FinalPhaseFatLoss.com

Monday, February 8, 2010

starting vlcd, with trembling

Thankfully the strawberries were on sale yesterday! Now to REMEMBER I am on protocol and stay true!

Today I lost over a pound.

I don't remember exactly what the scale said yesterday because my brain doesn't want to see where the scale has gotten. Loading was a bit easier yesterday since our good friends came over for Super Bowl games. It was fun! But, nothing seemed up to par for craving and splurging. Oh well. I taught her and her eldest the beginnings for learning to sew. Domestication! LOL!

Thankfully the hcg is making me thirsty so drinking all that water doesn't seem so hard today. The past 6 months I have had an unusual non-thirst and have not been able to remember to keep drinking enough water.

I am so excited to get started again! Time to get the fat roll off!!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Loading once again

The hCG came in on Saturday and I immediatly mixed and started loading. It is very strange to wander the store to shop for loading and nothing is appetizing. I have been dealing with a strange sore throat and a lot of sinus blockage which is taking my appetite away a bit too. Funny thing is my voice is nearly gone. I'm sure my kids like it because I feel like I am screaming but I am only getting out a croak! It is worse when I lay down and really bad in the morning. Hopefully this clears up quickly. I am baffled at it's onset because I rarely get sick and if I do, it is over in a couple days.

I am trying to decide what my goal is for this round. I'd like to see similar results as my very first round averaging one pound a day which would equal 25 pounds or so.

Strawberries were on sale today so I bought several packs for this week which starts VLCD (very low calorie diet) tomorrow. Now to stay focused and drink lots of water! My friend is starting too so we will help hold each other accountable... I hope!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Beet Kvaas

It has been 'fermenting' a couple days now and we tried the Beet Kvaas. Several beets peeled and cut up and mixed with whey sea salt and filtered water. Let sit out a few days and then refridgerate. The juice is taken daily. It is pretty strong in the salt flavor. The beet smell is very strong so I figured it would be on the sweeter side. I tend to forget that fermented foods are more on the stronger/sour side of taste because of the lactobacillii (or however that is spelled LOL!)

Here's what Sally Fallon has to say about it in her Nourishing Traditions cookbook:


"This drink is valuable for its medicinal qualities and as a digestive aid. Beets are just loaded with nutrients. One 4 oz glass, morning and night, is an excellent blood tonic, promotes regularity, aids digestion, alkalizes the blood, cleanses the liver and is a good treatment for kidney stones and other ailments. .....

"Professor Zabel observed that sick people always lack digestive juices, not only during the acute phase of their illness but also for a long time afterwards. In addition, he never saw a cancer victin that had a healthy intestinal flora. ...

Lacto fermented beets have a very favorable effect on disturbed cellular function. Many scientific studies have demonstrated that beets have a regenerating effect on the body. Annelies Schoneck Des Crudites Toute L'Annee" Nourishing Traditions pg 610, Sally Fallon.


That is enough to make me want to drink it! I dilute and 'hide' it in other things for my kids to drink. And they drink, very trustingly! LOL!

The second recipe I am starting on is Pemmican: and old Native American 'energy bar' that uses dried jerky, cranberries & suet. I finished drying the beef today and then ground it into almost powder and am thawing the frozen suet. I will write in my next post the amazing things about pemmican, what I call the most perfect energy bar!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Updating supplier 2

Supplier 2 now has 'Highly Purified hcg' now available for sale. I've not used this one yet and am not sure why it may be better than the others. It is manufactured in Germany, so that may be a selling point to those who do not want their hcg manufactured in India or China or Singapore, etc.



2 brands of hcg commonly used:

Highly Purified hcg 5000 iu (mfg in Germany)
Hucog 5000 iu (mfg in India=cheapest brand)


3 vials of Highly Purified hcg 5000 iu (mfg in Germany)
3 vials Hucog 5000 iu (mfg in India)


5 vials of Highly Purified hcg 5000 iu (mfg in Germany)
5 vials Hucog 5000 iu (mfg in India)


Remember, the more you order, the lower the cost per vial!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Buy 3 get one Free!

I am posting the current sale for hcg:
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Buy 3 get 1 Free sale! Don't forget coupon code 100354

Purchase 3 vials of the new "Hucog High Purity" HCG (only available in 5000 IU at the moment) and we will include a 4th vial free of charge! Order 6 vials, and we will include 2 vials free of charge, etc.

There is NO LIMIT to the amount of HCG you can order with this promotion but as we cannot predict when the next promotion will be, we highly recommend you take advantage of this offer while it lasts. Tell your friends and order today!

This promotion is valid ONLY until February 15th, 2010.
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So there you have it. A current sale! woohooo! Time to order now! Get started on your journey of weightloss BEFORE the spring/summer hits. It is always good to have a friend/spouse to do this for accountability and higher success.