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Old 06-17-2008, 11:23 AM   #41
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Nice job!
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Old 06-17-2008, 11:38 AM   #42
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Thanks...but it feels weird...like magic or something. I'm not doing anything different now EXCEPT those supplements and no metcon. I was doing all the same "right things" for fat loss before. It's a little scary in that it's very mysterious to me that it wasn't working before and it's working just like I knew it should now!
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Old 06-17-2008, 12:19 PM   #43
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Metcon is a double-edged sword...no matter what you hear, it is not the be-all end-all of fitness and fat loss, or health for that matter.

All interventions (be it diet, exercise, or supplementation) must be customized to the patient. There is no one size (or WOD) that fits all...

I only wish that more of my colleagues in medicine understood fitness to a greater extent (or at all, for many of them). It was fitness that got me into nutrition--nutrition then got me into medicine. Now I see that the vast majority of today's medicine became necessary because people forgot about proper fitness and nutrition! Sheesh.
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Old 06-20-2008, 05:38 AM   #44
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Nice to see you're making progress, Tirzah.
I'm just back from my amusement park tour of America (Texas up to Minnesota) and food options/exercise opportunities haven't been great, so I have put on a little weight as expected. How much I'm not sure as I've not been to the gym yet to weigh myself. I know I can shift it with V-Diet so I'm not too worried at this point.
I'm interested in the adrenal supplements you mentioned - what are they and where do I get them from?
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Old 06-24-2008, 12:35 PM   #45
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It's dried powdered adrenal glands from leviticus11.com.

Warning: It's some powerful stuff, at least for me it is. I would only mess with it very carefully and hopefully at least talk with Dr. G about it or something first. I never would have expected something that tastes like stale, unsalted beef bouillon to return my body AND MY EMOTIONAL STATE back to my normal happy self. I'm seriously astounded. And thrilled. I reckon this was what was wrong with me...and I can tie it all back to serious stress!
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Old 06-24-2008, 12:41 PM   #46
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Thanks...but it feels weird...like magic or something. I'm not doing anything different now EXCEPT those supplements and no metcon. I was doing all the same "right things" for fat loss before. It's a little scary in that it's very mysterious to me that it wasn't working before and it's working just like I knew it should now!
Except now you are coming out a state of adrenal fatigue and now back towards healthy function....good job! Shut down your adrenals and thyroid and you will gain weight eating 600 cal a day and 8 hours of cardio....or something like that...but you get the point.
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Old 06-26-2008, 03:19 AM   #47
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I'm starting to conclude adrenal fatigue was also my problem (I've added a longish post to the Paleo fertility thread about this) - I already feel significantly better just by dropping metcon, but anything that helps is good.

Unfortunately leviticus11.com doesn't ship abroad. I've found a UK site selling something similar - would either of these be a good sub?

http://www.vitaliahealthnutrition.co...drenal+Support
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Old 06-26-2008, 06:54 AM   #48
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The "Adrenal Glandular" or whatever it was called - the first one, with the main ingredient of adrenal glands, and just a little bit of other stuff - looks closest to what I've been taking, for whatever that's worth.
The other one has a lot of stuff in it and I'd be more suspicious, LOL.
I saw your fertility/adrenal post and yeah, looks like you're not cut out for daily intense training at all. Different strokes for different folks for sure! Find what works for you and do it. I might be able to do daily metcons if I was getting maybe 9-10 hours of sleep a night - in other words, I'd better NOT do daily metcons!
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Old 06-26-2008, 07:19 AM   #49
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Thanks - I've ordered some and will let you know how it goes.
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