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6/1/09 7:40 P

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*Laughs* Great points everyone. That was tricky in the article's phrasing ... SO many things go into people's perception of temperature, but there's definitely a body fat-temperature correlation. Of course, people's mileage vary.

Growing up, my sis and I used to joke my pop kept our house like the arctic circle at night. It made it impossible to get out of beds in the morning, for fear of freezing.

For all the bad parts of freelancing, on the bright side I don't have to argue with anyone about how hot/cold my room is. Otherwise, I am a laying fool in public.

I'll check out the ginger tea, for sure!

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5/31/09 10:59 A

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We have similar heat/cold battles where I work! I keep saying we need a hot office, for the space heater crew, and a cold office for the AC crew! Right now, they are pretty mixed. I'd like to live in the "hot" office, as I'm always running cold...

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5/29/09 8:40 A

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Thanks! I think it is totally a personal thing there was this woman who sat next to me that is pretty skinny and very fit. She wears sleevles shirts all winter. I ended up having to move desks because she would always complain that she could feel my heater passing under my desk!

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5/28/09 6:10 P

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Erin,
I had a desk in a room with 4 cubicles -- one colleague ran a space heater in hers, another one had a little air conditioner for her cube! I say, let 'em laugh (they'll prolly find something to laugh about / at anyway!)
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5/28/09 9:05 A

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Thanks for the info! Everyone always gives me a hard time at work because I use a little space heater everyday. The air conditioning in my building is freezing!

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5/27/09 10:22 P

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I will have to remember the ginger tea and give it a try. I have lost ~100 pounds and find that I am cold most of the time. It seems that my body is adjusting a little, though; I was not as cold during this past winter. I find that a light, snug layer under my clothes keeps me comfortable.


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5/27/09 6:51 P

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Russ, not just "tea" or a hot drink -- **ginger** tea. Slice a fresh ginger root, pour boiling water over, and let steep for 4 minutes or so. Or use the powdered ginger you can find in the spice rack. Or buy Ginger, Ginger-Lemon, Ginger-Peach tea etc. in the herbal tea department. According to Ayurvedic medicine, it "stokes the inner fire" -- my experience is, when i include it in my daily routine, I feel a bit less shivery -- especially in the winter.



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Cool! Interesting info. Thanks for the heads up. Stay cool ... emoticon ... pun intended.

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I'm with you on keeping the body core warm, but it always amazes me how much heat I lose through uncovered arms and legs - very cooling in the summer, freezing in the winter. Having suffered cold feet for most of my life I have fallen in love with sheepskin slippers and fur lined boots.

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5/27/09 6:06 P

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Thanks guys!

On Friday I'll include some "warming up tips." Tea certainly helps, but honestly I found the best trick is keeping my chest very warm.

The logic behind it I got out of a documentary on army research. Fully bundled up soldiers stayed moderately warm and couldn't move around easily; yet a high-tech warming jacket actually kept the heart so warm that the resulting bloodflow warmed the rest of the body too.

I use the same principle when wearing a jacket in public is just weird (though I do that anyway. Ha!) -- I keep a close-fitting shirt under my normal clothes and wear a hat. Keeping my chest warm seems to do the trick; significant heat leaves your head/neck, so a warm stylish hat is my second go-to warming up method.

There was a lot more info on thyroid conditions and alternate theories, but they were hard to confirm and many physiologists weren't cooperative -- hense why it took forever to get this story done.

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5/27/09 5:58 P

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Russ, that's interesting. One thing that warms me up -- and several friends have tried it successfully -- is to drink ginger tea. Tell us if it works for You!

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Thanks Russ,
It's good to have an explanation for this side effect.

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5/27/09 5:44 P

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Hey everyone --

Inspired by y'all -- and have taken much, much longer than it had any right -- the "does weight loss make you cold?" story went live on Second Helping today.

Link's here: http://www.secondhelpingonline.com/?p=594

I've got some more stories planned, but I still remember the list folks came up with and I'll knock them out as time goes on.

Thanks guys

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