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I Miss My Fat....keep reading....



I miss the 115lbs I've lost since April. Yes, you read that right. No, I'm not crazy. I just being honest....well, kind of honest.


For the record, I don't REALLY miss the weight. I just miss the extra padding and HEAT that it gave me. You see, I have always been what I considered "warm blooded". Apparently that isn't the case. Apparently, extra fat keeps you extra warm. This is not a good thing in those 100 degree, 90% humidity days but, during the winter months it really makes a difference. For the record, I have never been a fan of the cold. I grew up in a resort area and my idea of a perfect day is getting to the beach by 9am and not leaving until 5pm. I love the warmth of the sun on my skin and the sound of the waves hitting the shore line. I even love the fall. Warm days, crisp nights are wonderful. But, this cold, snowy weather.....it's just not for me.



In the past month, I have learned the art the layering clothes. To be honest, I am still having problems with this one. Not because I don't get the idea behind it, but because I have never liked having to "bulk" up more than I had too. I have also learned that my heater refuses to put out any heat despite the temperature I put it on. This can cause a girl to go insane when she's layered up and under two blankets while begging the cat (trust me, I wish it was a dog), to jump up on my lap just for the extra warmth while I drink ANOTHER cup of hot tea. As I sit here typing this, I have a heating pad on me, a cup of tea, and three layers up top, two layers on the bottom AND an blanket!!!


I have checked my vitamins. I have tried eating more. I have tried eating less. I have used heating pads. I have begged my husband to curl up next to me in bed just to use him for his body heat. I have done almost everything I can except turn the heater up AGAIN. I refuse. There are people who can handle the temperature being much lower than what mine is set at and they are much smaller. Therefore, I know it's possible to not be this cold all the time...or at least that is what I have been told. I am holding on to the belief that the rumors are true and one day I'll be warm when it's cold outside. One DAY!!!! Oh what a day that will be.


So, here's my question....as always, I have one.....AM I THE ONLY ONE? How are you all handling the changes in you bodies ability to regulate it's own heat?


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I increased my calories to 800 to 1000 and it seems this cold thing does not happen as often. About once a week it happens and I bundle up like you and turn the heating blanket on high and wait it out, usually a couple of hours. Once I get warm I turn blanket off and usually take off the really warm clothes.

This is my experience.

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Hello, my name is Angela, I am 13 months out and I do not miss my fat one day. I have lost over 100lbs and I am always cold. No matter how many layers I use. I sleep with at least 2 layers of clothes and 2 blankets and a heated mattress pad on. My husband laughs at me, He says I am like an old lady. lol. I have Hypothyroidism and the meds doubled when I left the hospital. Iron usually helps me. I take all my vitamins as suggested by the doctor. I workout at the gym. Cardio is my best friend. The Iron is ferrous Fumerate. it is more digestible by our little stomachs. I hope u get the answers u need. But more importantly get warmer.


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I am with you, i just can't seem to stay warm, all of my vitamin levels are normal. I have never been a fan of the cold but this winter is kicking my but. The intense cold is also not normal here in South East Virginia, and I am looking forward to next week when we are supposed to be up near 70 again.

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