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Michigan Jen
06-05-2011, 09:02 PM
Does anyone else HAAAATE the heat? I don't remember always being like this... I get warm and uncomfortable even when it's 65 degrees... All winter we keep our house at 60, and that's perfect. Now that it's spring/summer... I just can't take the heat.

I've had my thyroid checked (a few times) as I know heat intolerance is a symptom of... one of the "thyroidisms" and the results came back normal.

Anyone else out there sweating with me?

06-05-2011, 09:14 PM
Yes, I am right with you. I hate summer. My A/C runs all night long because it so hot outside. 80 at 4am is ridiculous.

The higher the temps the less I want to move or go outside. Can't wait for late September. LOL

06-05-2011, 09:16 PM
Yes me too! It was close to 100 here last week. Hard to exercise in that heat too.

Michigan Jen
06-05-2011, 09:20 PM
Yup, our AC blasts alllllll day and night. I also have to have a fan on me at night... I can't sleep if I'm warm.

I found a good method for the exercising, though. I save it for the evening... exercise, get as sweaty and gross as I need to be... then take a shower and go stand naked in front of a fan. LOL. Omg, it's bliss.

Michigan Jen
06-05-2011, 09:21 PM
I'm the happiest Michigander in the winter. LOL. Everyone else is complaining about the snow and their nostrils sticking together in the cold... I'm outside with a frozen low fat beverage, just relaxing. LMAO.

06-05-2011, 09:26 PM
Jen I agree with you. Winter is the best. I will take a Texas ice storm over the 100 degree heat any day of the week. During the ice storm I will work from home until it thaws out.

06-05-2011, 09:40 PM
Definitely me too! I have to wear things to make sure my armpits arn't covered or I'll get soooooooo hot lol I hate it, but I am unfortunately hypothyroid.

06-05-2011, 09:40 PM
yup i hate the heat too and i sweat super easily just sitting around doing nothing. it's embarrassing. and i'm only 30 so i can only imagine what it will be like when i go through menopause.

06-05-2011, 09:43 PM
I'm just an old person who hates the temperature constantly. It's too hot, it's too cold, it's too nice, it's too rainy. :lol:

Heat especially is the worst, though. I hate being sticky hot while not even -moving-. At least the other times of year I can just close the windows and put on a sweater. In the summer I have to stand in front of the AC.

Larry H
06-05-2011, 10:09 PM
I have changed since losing 82 lbs. I always was uncomfortable to the extreme in hot weather and my DW was always cold. Now we have switched
and despite living in central Florida I am comfortable.

Yesterday I spent most of the day outside in mid 90's and bright sunshine and did not even perspire.:D All my friends who were with me were constantly remarking about how hot it was. I was the only cool cucumber in the bunch.

Now if it gets down to 70 I am looking for my jacket.

I suppose this is one of the benefits of losing a lot of weight!!:D:carrot::D


Lori Bell
06-05-2011, 11:00 PM
^^ Yup, I'm with Larry. I used to not even wear a coat during the cold Nebraska winters. I'm not kidding, I didn't even have one that fit for 2 or 3 years and I was fine without one. I sweat ALL. THE. TIME! Now, however, after shedding an obese person, I am comfortable in even the most humid steamy heat, and freezing in any air conditioned room.

Today I push mowed for over 2 hours in 95 degree heat (about 85% humidity) and seriously did not break a sweat. It is awesome.

06-05-2011, 11:08 PM
I LOOOOOOVE the heat! Well, until it becomes that dry type that makes it even uncomfortable to breathe. Heat with higher levels of humidity don't really seem to bother me. I am hypo and once the temp drops to 65 and under, I am freezing.

06-06-2011, 01:02 AM
Yeah, I have to agree with Larry and Lori. I used to hate the heat something fierce. I just got back from the Caribbean, and for the most part, I was fine. I was even cold at times. We went tubing and whoa! That water was freezing! I had goose bumps on my face!

I don't know why you are experiencing this if you haven't before. Seems odd.

06-06-2011, 11:02 AM
Lucky for you, we have been having a very cool spring in Michigan this year. Not lucky for me LOL I love the heat, and I hate air conditioning. I wait all year for it to get warm and the season is so short here, so I want the windows open as much as possible.

That said, my 13-year-old son HATES the heat, always has. The second it hits 75 he is complaining about how hot he is and seeking air conditioning. His dad is like that too. I was just telling someone yesterday that some people must just be more naturally intolerant of heat.

Beach Patrol
06-06-2011, 11:09 AM
I live in the hot'n'humid south. So heat? Yeah, epidemic around here 8-9 months outta the year!

I didn't mind it as a kid, so much. But the fatter (and older) I got, the more heat intolerant I became. And now... perimenopause... my very own "built-in-heating-system"... ugh. (Somebody turn on the fan, woodja?? :cool: :D )

I simply cannot do heat unless I am near a swimming area... pool, beach, lake, etc. I have a pool at home, and live 10 minutes off the beach, so I'm good to go. As long as I can "get wet" and cool-off, I can deal. Without that option (heck, even a water hose will do in a pinch!) then I am a total air-conditioned worshipping chica!! :dancer:

06-06-2011, 11:12 AM
I couldn't stand the heat when I was heavier. Now, I had to turn down the central air in my house because I was routinely getting too cold.

I rarely wore a coat, and my friends used to joke that it was finally cold when I put a coat on. I have worn a jaket several times this spring when it is not even cold.

I guess I have lost my "coat" that I carried around under my skin. LOL

06-07-2011, 01:43 AM
see i have the opposite of this. i get cold alot and i used to be really hot all the time :3

06-07-2011, 06:58 AM
I can't handle the heat either. It's funny when people say to me the weather is so nice and I used to say it's too hot for me..and there I am sweat coming from my forehead, lol..I got some weird looks, so I just nod my head now.

I like winter, although as I get a bit older extreme cold bothers me too (although still more tolerable than the heat), so fall and spring are my favorite seasons.

06-07-2011, 08:51 AM
My favorite bonus of losing 100 lbs is my heat tolerance. You will be amazed at the difference once you take off the added insulation.

April Snow
06-07-2011, 09:04 AM
when I lost 40+ lbs a couple of years ago, it seemed to re-set my body thermometer. I used to hate the heat and I was always the one who thought it was too warm when other people were comfortable. Now I am usually the person who is cold when others are comfortable!! And it didn't change back when I put the weight back on.

06-07-2011, 09:09 AM
All I can say is that losing over 100 pounds & going to the gym regularly has completely changed my attitude toward the whole summer season.

And I mean, completely. Like I did a 180 degree flip.

I don't mind the heat so much. I don't mind wearing the lighter clothes or exposing a little more skin. (And I'm not talking about slutty stuff, I'm talking about plain old bare arms & legs.) I don't even mind sweating, maybe because I get drenched so often at the gym that I no longer think it's a sign of weakness & being out of shape from walking a couple blocks or climbing a staircase. I don't mind being out of doors in plain sight, rather than hiding & cocooning indoors as is more socially acceptable in winter.

I can't believe this on some level. I use to be like the Grinch of Summer (kind of like the Grinch who hated Christmas) & now it makes me happy.

That said, I love my air conditioner & tall glasses of cold iced green tea. But I'm no longer counting the days till the crispness & sweaters of autumn.

06-07-2011, 09:34 AM
I look forward to losing more weight just so I will stop sweating like some kind of farm animal.

06-07-2011, 09:48 AM
See, I'm from England and we never ever get any really hot weather. And when we do, the nation seems to complain that it's TOO hot. We're a confusing bunch!

I do hate hot weather because my skin is so pale that I burn really easy and I get insanely dehydrated. I love love LOVE hot weather if I'm by a pool with my ipod and book and just relaxing. But I hate hate HATE hot weather if I have to walk around in it for too long.

I do have a problem with chafing in skirts and shorts...which is blunt but true. And I do feel like a bit of a blob in summer clothes. So generally I don't like hot weather because I have to wear so little and I'm a glowing porcelain doll.

I'm also so white that once the swimming pool's chlorine turned me green. True. Story.

06-07-2011, 10:18 AM
I like it warm, but the constant 90+ we've had for the past few weeks is too extreme even for me. I went for a bike ride Saturday and by the end was showing legit signs of heat exhaustion. Give me a high of 82, please!

06-07-2011, 10:27 AM
I'm definitely tolerating the heat better with 50 pounds gone. I just don't like the humidity that makes it hard to breathe -especially when working out outside.

06-07-2011, 02:10 PM
Depends on the heat :) As long as I have water I'm ok unless we have a heat-wave, which is like 42C in the shadow.

What we do here in Greece to be ok with the heat:
a. drink lots of water
b. don't walk/stand in the sun from 11am to 5pm. (as much as you can of course.
c. if you are out of your house have water with you (no other fluid does it)
e. Wear light fabrics like cotton
f. Use sunscreen from 9 am to 7pm (you will thank yourself when you get older)
g. Do NOT eat hot food during the day. Eat fruits, salads, cold wraps, or simply whatever you would eat hot you let it cool overnight and eat it cold next day.
h. Cold showers!!!

:D Have a nice summer

06-07-2011, 02:16 PM
I look forward to losing more weight just so I will stop sweating like some kind of farm animal.

Actually as animals humans have a very large amount of sweat glands, while most animals do not. So don't worry. Only horses sweat a lot when it comes to farm animals. (in comparisson)

Michigan Jen
06-07-2011, 07:18 PM
I'm so glad to hear everyone's stories!! Happy I'm not alone and happy for all of you who are cooled off now! I can't WAIT until I drop this winter coat of mine! I never have to wear a real coat in the winter either... my mother cringed when I'd walk over (I live in the house right next door!) in a sweatshirt and shorts... LOL.

Anyway, the past three summers I've been overweight, and the past three summers I would never go ANYWHERE without long pants and a hoodie on. (Hoodie = safety blanket) ... so the heat was super unbearable. Not to mention people looked at me like I was insane.

This summer, however, I've turned a new leaf. For the first time in YEARS I've gone out with just a tshirt on! (and pants... LOL. No hoodie!)

Anyway, hope everyone's staying cool today. It's 95 degrees here right now. 82 in the house with the air on... I'm so uncomfortable. :( We have our pool open, just haven't done the chemicals yet. I need to swim lol.

06-07-2011, 09:30 PM
I used to hate hot weather with a passion, but oddly enough I've become more and more heat tolerant with each year after my weight loss. Here it's currently 95 degrees and was even hotter a bit earlier in the day and I'm sitting in a non-air conditioned room and... strangely enough, I'm absolutely fine. The other half of the house is air conditioned while this side isn't, and usually I'm either lurking around that side of the house or I've jumped up to get my window air conditioner in on the first 80+ day, but I'm not even sure if I'm going to install it this year.

I'm still not a sun person, though, so my dogs are now going to be getting their walks in the middle of the night again. :D

06-07-2011, 10:09 PM
I'd be happy with 40-60 degrees year round. I loath the heat. It's 100 degrees today and I'm miserable. To make it worse, I work as a CNA in a nursing home, and even though they have finally turned the A/C on they still want to keep it warm enough for the residents. Fairly sure I will drop dead before the end of summer...when I get home from my shift at 11pm and take down my pony tail, my hair is almost sopping wet with sweat :(