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Posted by: TJ, Sunday, June 8, 2008, 1:06am
This week I discovered another unexpected (but welcome) side effect from BTD.  I don't care for the stickiness from sweating, but the heat itself  bothers me less now.  Here in Raleigh the temperature has been peaking  in the 90s (degrees F) since last Tuesday, with the high humidity that always comes with it here.  I work in a warehouse that isn't air-conditioned.  Fortunately, it has very high ceilings, but it still gets HOT down where we are working.  Most of the people around me there are looking like wilted flowers, drenched with sweat, and moving in slo-mo (especially yesterday, high of 98!), but I have hardly been phased by it, and I have yet to sweat enough for it to be visible on my clothes.  I actually spent most of Friday working in a small air-conditioned testing room, and I found it to be too cool for my liking, after feeling the heat in the rest of the warehouse.

I remember how the heat affected me last summer, and I wasn't even working in it then, and last summer in Richmond was cooler than this.  What a difference!  I doubt this is just because of the 10-15 lbs. of "insulation" I've lost since then.  Maybe it's just because I'm working in it and becoming accustomed to it, but a look at my coworkers suggests otherwise.
Posted by: Victoria, Sunday, June 8, 2008, 5:21am; Reply: 1
That's a very good sign of improving health!
Posted by: RedLilac, Monday, June 9, 2008, 12:10am; Reply: 2
I was hot and muggy here this weekend.  The only thing that really got bothered by it was my hair.  Major frizz!

Anybody else think this weather seems more like August than June?  Here weíre having thunderstorms and tornados.  It went from 60ís to 80ís.  It is suppose to be in the 70ís here in the Midwest in June.

Iím glad to hear you are adapting to the weather better drive.
Posted by: shoulderblade, Monday, June 9, 2008, 12:19am; Reply: 3
Quoted from RedLilac
I was hot and muggy here this weekend.  The only thing that really got bothered by it was my hair.  Major frizz!

Anybody else think this weather seems more like August than June?  Here weíre having thunderstorms and tornados.  It went from 60ís to 80ís.  It is suppose to be in the 70ís here in the Midwest in June.


I would think so. May was unusually cool and wet and now, suddenly, it's hot and humid. Two thunderstorms so far today.

'Supposed to be' does not seem the rule of the weather any more. We normally have hot summers with little rain here so it is nice to get it any other time, These weather forecasts with stuff like '40% chance of rain' are really evasive and say basically 'unpredictable'.


Posted by: 815 (Guest), Monday, June 9, 2008, 1:29pm; Reply: 4
My kids are getting out of school early today because of the heat.
It broke a 1939 record.  Tomorrow is supposed to be 96.. I don't think I could live in Florida, unless I could run the ac most of the year. I'm what you call a pitta/kapha dosha. I like it cool..favorite time of the year is autumn then spring.
Posted by: lakes-lady68, Monday, June 9, 2008, 2:49pm; Reply: 5
I like it hot, otherwise I have little blue hands and toes lol.  Bring on the heat!  ;D
Posted by: TJ, Monday, June 9, 2008, 9:17pm; Reply: 6
On Friday, there was a middle school in the area where the AC system broke down, and they sent all the kids home early.

I admit, I think AC is one of the greatest inventions ever, but it's nice that being in the heat is tolerable for me now!  I do love summer, so much sunshine, it really lifts my spirits.
Posted by: 12 (Guest), Tuesday, June 10, 2008, 1:40am; Reply: 7
The weather is disgustingly hot up in CT.  On my way home today, my car read the outside temp as 101F.  I had a softball game yesterday, and when I was done it looked like I had gone swimming with my clothes on!  I have a double header tomorrow night, and I am not looking forward to it...   :-/  I can't wait for the heat to break...
Posted by: RedLilac, Tuesday, June 10, 2008, 1:41am; Reply: 8
I love summer too but it seems like we jumped from winter into summer and left out spring.  If June is acting like August, then what will August be like?  This is definitely going to be an interesting year weather-wise. :o

I still wish I could control this head of frizz!  :-/  It used to be that Iíd go on vacation to someplace tropical and frizz up, but then as soon as I got back to Chicago land, it would go straight again.  So as old as I am, Iím still not an expert on controlling frizz.  Maybe Iíll revert back to my youth and wear a pony tail (a much shorter one than back then). :K)
Posted by: Ribbit, Tuesday, June 10, 2008, 2:20am; Reply: 9
That's interesting, Drive.  I noticed that I'm having less of a problem this year too.  Usually I'm very, very sensitive to temperature changes.  Being on a thyroid supplement helped.  When I went on the BTD 3 years ago I was able to discontinue using the supplement except during pregnancy.  The blood tests would still indicate low T3-uptake, but I felt okay when I stopped using it.  Not perfect, but okay.  This summer so far I haven't had any trouble outlasting other people in the heat.  My husband said the same thing.  They moved his office this past week and he said he was carrying huge, heavy boxes for hours on end.  Everybody else kept having to stop and rest.  He never did.
Posted by: Mrs T O+, Wednesday, June 11, 2008, 2:24pm; Reply: 10
I hate the frizz, too. I use something called Straight Fast! by
Giovanni, sold at HFSs.  I get frizzy around my face where it looks the worst. Humidity does that to me. Of course, when you add stuff to your hair, you have to wash it more often & I like mine long, so that isn't so good.
Another off topic tip: I get gray hairs near the face & don't have enough to submit to coloring it that often, but I don't like it & Mr AB didn't like me coloring it! (So he looks great in his premature white hair....Me, I love the dark brown!)
So, last year I thought of using mascara on it. So this year I tried it & it has worked so far. I don't have to get every speck of gray out, but I'd like to tone it down. So it has worked. I wonder why no one has thought of such a thing!
I hope the mascara prices don't go up!
What is a good brand of mascara? I guess for hair, it wouldn't matter that much. For eyes, I would want the best!!
S S & L,
Mrs "T"   O+  
Posted by: TJ, Thursday, June 12, 2008, 12:58am; Reply: 11
Well the heat finally broke.  It was only in the 90s today, after three days of 103.  Yesterday I was feeling kind of icky, and thought that maybe I had spoken too soon, but then I remembered that I had just started oregano oil, and it was probably some die-off (combined with not-quite-enough-sleep).  Dr. C, I hope the cold front makes it to CT soon!
Posted by: jeanb, Thursday, June 12, 2008, 1:16am; Reply: 12
I am so jealous of the warm weather.  It is a balmy 10 C or 50 F with unremitting rain and wind.  I am waterlogged and cold.  

We have so much water that I have trout in my trees and geese and ducks floating in my front yard.  I haven't seen blue sky for 7 days.

We have a weather pattern stuck against the Rockies and it isn't supposed to move until late tomorrow.

No frizz here, just lank limp ugly hair.  
Posted by: RedLilac, Thursday, June 12, 2008, 2:36am; Reply: 13
Quoted from Mrs T O+
I hate the frizz, too. I use something called Straight Fast! by
Giovanni, sold at HFSs.  I get frizzy around my face where it looks the worst. Humidity does that to me. Of course, when you add stuff to your hair, you have to wash it more often & I like mine long, so that isn't so good.
Another off topic tip: I get gray hairs near the face & don't have enough to submit to coloring it that often, but I don't like it & Mr AB didn't like me coloring it! (So he looks great in his premature white hair....Me, I love the dark brown!)
So, last year I thought of using mascara on it. So this year I tried it & it has worked so far. I don't have to get every speck of gray out, but I'd like to tone it down. So it has worked. I wonder why no one has thought of such a thing!
I hope the mascara prices don't go up!
What is a good brand of mascara? I guess for hair, it wouldn't matter that much. For eyes, I would want the best!!
S S & L,
Mrs "T"   O+  


Be careful of the ingredients in mascara.   Iím not sure if anybody makes natural or organic mascara.  Doesnít it wash out quickly?  I use hair coloring I got at the HFS every 2-3 months.   You donít have to use the whole package every time, you can just touch up after the 1st time you use it.  Some people on the board mentioned they use henna with good results.  I havenít had my hair cut since December.  Iím going tomorrow and get some of the split ends trimmed.  Maybe that will help me.
Posted by: Ribbit, Thursday, June 12, 2008, 2:37am; Reply: 14
Oh, Jean.  Really?  Is it that bad?  Lank?  Limp?  Ugly?  Have you saved up and gone just once to get a really nice, expensive cut to see what could be done with it?

Mrs. T, what a neat idea---hair mascara!
Posted by: jeanb, Thursday, June 12, 2008, 12:10pm; Reply: 15
Hi Ribbit:

Get my hair cut and coloured every 8 weeks.  I usually get it razor cut to give it the most lift and coloured for texture, but as my hairdrsser says, every a concrete shield of hairspray is not going to help my hair in extremely wet/humid conditions.  

I have lots of baby fine straight hair, as does my mom and second son.  BTW my sister has incredibly thick wiry hair and my eldest son has "otter" hair.  When he is in the water, his hair doesn't even look like it gets wet!!!My husbands' family has this type of hair, but he has baby fine wavy hair!!!
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