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12/21/12 8:02 P

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I have added an extra layer of sleeveless thermals under my shirts at work, and I work in an office. But, life is good! Smaller may make use colder!

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12/21/12 6:47 P

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Yep, here too! Cold A LOT more than usual!

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12/21/12 6:19 P

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Thanks for posting the link again! It's definitely handy, and I sent it on to my parents so they understand why I may be freezing my hiney off at their house.

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12/21/12 1:18 P

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Ok- there is a mention here: www.drsharma.ca/obesitywhy-is-it-so-
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rd-to-maintain-a-reduced-body-weightR>.html

on this topic. I don't know if this is the original article I read about this; it seems familiar, but I thought what I had read before talked more specifically about cold intolerance in the formerly obese than this one does. emoticon

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12/21/12 1:02 P

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yep- me too...I keep trying to remember where I found an article once that explained all the scientific stuff about that- I remember that the bottom line is that previously extremely obese people once down to a healthy weight will always have trouble being chilly- like something in our internal thermometer has "broken"..I'll keep looking for that article- it may have been a resource at the national registry for weight loss ? not sure

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12/20/12 9:03 P

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BeckyAnne! I'm glad I'm not the only one who feels like she's risking hypothermia in the freezer aisle. Especially in the summer when they've got the air conditioning going. I wear extra layers at work. I was surprised that I didn't freeze when I took skiing lessons last winter, but I guess I was working hard enough that it kept me heated. It was on the way home that I started shaking. Funny thing though--I'm one of those crazies who have done a Polar Bear swim on New Year's Day. Of course, I couldn't feel my feet once I got out of the water....

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12/20/12 8:52 P

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Absolutely! I'm becoming one of those people who I had always scoffed at when I was heavy. I find that I'm always cold now and have really lost my tolerance for being out in the cold or not having my apartment warmed up enough. On the upside, I don't suffer nearly as much in the heat as I used to and use the air conditioning in summer far less than in the past.

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12/20/12 8:43 P

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Yes, I get cold more easily than those around me. I always have a sweatshirt or something to put on, especially in air conditioning. But there is a theory that exposure to cold makes you burn more calories, keeping your internal organs warm. Then there's the runners who jump in ice to keep inflamation down. brrrrr.

Some tips I've discovered to warm up (instead of eating those warm comfort foods) is drinking hot flavored tea at night or wearing a fuzzy robe with the belt cinched real tight, slippers.

I'd say we all concur that being thinner is worth being colder.

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12/20/12 7:14 P

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I lost weight previously and gained most it back over about 5 years. I noticed being really cold. One trap I fell into was eating more when I was cold. I think, there is something wired in us that associates eating with warming up. I normally wear a lot of layers because I tend to be cold. I notice when I'm heavier I don't require as many layers. I want to get back to where I was when I lost my weight before. I'll gladly put on more layers. I think it helps when I run outside in the cold.
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12/20/12 1:05 P

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After dropping 140 plus lbs., I have the same problem. I go to the grocery store and when I get to the freezer section, I've got my mittens on cuz I'm so cold. I too would much rather be cold than be where I was.

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12/20/12 12:29 P

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Don't forget pantyhose or tights. Super for keeping warm on the bottom and can be worn under ANYTHING!


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12/20/12 12:08 P

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Born and raised in Chicago, then spent 30 years on Southern California. Blood thins and I've not experienced any evidence of it thickening up again! I'm now in NC and though it doesn't really get all that cold normally, I too, am a cold weather wimp. Inside I regularly (in the winter) wear Cuddle Duds at least on the bottom. Top-wise I am always in a turtle neck with a sweater or sweat shirt and almost always have a warm scarf around my neck. When my neck gets cold my whole body reacts. I've decided those "little old ladies" with shawls around them are down right brilliant!

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Certainly I have a 6-pack. You just can't see it through my soft sided cooler!


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12/20/12 11:08 A

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I've always been "cold blooded," but it does seem that I'm colder now. I just add some more layers to what I'm wearing!!! Stay warm everyone!

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12/20/12 11:07 A

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I'm like the rest of you guys...I freeze all the time in Winter. My DH will be sitting around in shorts and a t-shirt and I'm in sweats/sweatshirt/gloves/socks (sometimes 2 pairs of socks). I decided I'd rather be cold and have to layer clothes on than to carry that extra weight!!

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12/20/12 10:57 A

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Kitty, I'm right with ya as far as being a cold weather wimp. Sad part is that I live in the South (perfect for my new weight, of course), but those 5 days in Upstate New York are going to be BRUTAL for me. Fortunately, my mom and I are about the same size, so I can borrow some of her long johns and I'm planning on taking my running tights and leggings with me as well that I can wear under jeans and pants.

If my dad says ANYTHING about becoming too soft because I live in the South now, I'm pointing out that I'm 44% smaller than I was this time last year and SIGNIFICANTLY less body fat. Less blubber = healthy, albeit shivering.

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12/20/12 10:47 A

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True, but I just add on the extra layers....on the upside, when I DO get chilled, it doesn't take me so long to warm up as it did when I was heavier. Maybe just not so much mass to have to heat up?!?

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12/20/12 10:33 A

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Oh yeah. I tend to wear three layers on top inside. Today is a sweater, long sleeve tee and Cuddle Duds. Plus for the first time in my life have become a big wearer of hats. It is really hard staying warm this winter.

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Hurrah! Not crazy!

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Wearing extra layers does help. I've lost 170 lbs in 5 years and can really feel the difference without the insulation. But I really feel great!!

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I've been wearing extra layers also and am noticing being colder, but on the upside, it makes cardio easier as I don't like overheating really easy! emoticon

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I've lost over 100 lbs (started in 2003) and boy am I ever cold....all the time, don't have those layers of fat to keep me warm.

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I have also felt chillier since dropping that extra insulation. But, I do believe I am adapting. I wear more layers, mind you, and still do feel chilly sooner than I used to. But nothing I can't live with! The feeling fit is soooo worth it.

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I agree. It seems like I stay cold.

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I would have to agree! I am colder more than I was. One would think that eventually our body regulators would balance themselves out. Still waiting on that though!

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Ok, this is my first winter in a LONG time not carrying a "little extra insulation". I was just wondering if it is me or does anyone else seem to have less "cold tolerance" after loosing weight? I know it is a silly question but I'm feeling like a weather wimp!

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