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Old 06-20-2013, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, Canada
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Same thing happened to me after I lost about 140 pounds as a teen. Though I've never loved true frigid cold, but before my ideal climate would have been more like Lerwick than the subtropics I love now: Lerwick - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 06-20-2013, 01:53 PM
 
Location: Top of the South, NZ
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Did you go all Bear Grylls there for those 48 hours and construct make shift shelters and what not?
No, I just stayed under a big rock. The rain was heavy and didn't really ease and a hunt for dry firewood, wouldn't have been worth it. Thank goodness for down sleeping bags. I had some onion and carrots for venison stew, but the deer were too smart to be out in the weather. I had some fresh possums skins, but I wasn't that desperate. I did what Bear would have probably done, after consideration - stayed put and stayed dry. It ended up being 5 days, but the new awareness of cold started after about 2 days.

It was in the Joe river area. Joe River, West Coast - New Zealand Topographic Map

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Old 06-20-2013, 02:39 PM
 
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I guess you were always a warmth person, just it was hidden by all that fat. I'm slightly overweight, but really? You would have to be very heat tolerant to sleep in those temps! 86F is way too hot to sleep comfortably. I set the heat in my apartment to 55F in winter and I'm comfy. Just occasionally need to wear a sweater if I get a little cold. I'm very cold tolerant. I do the Polar Bear Plunges. Once a few years ago I jumped into an icy lake. I warmed up by myself, no warm drinks.
Oh no way lol. I never liked extreme cold, but I could handle cold well for the past several years. This past winter I've had the need to double up on coats much more frequently than in the past, and I stopped wearing a jacket when it got up to 60 degrees, still wore jeans even when it's 70.

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55°F is a bit much, but sleeping at 86°F is noticeably irritating for almost everyone. 80°F is about my limit, acclimization helps (you get used to the warmer temperatures).

My BMI used to be 19, I was a bit more cold intolerant back then. I was shivering very slightly earlier sitting inside a 71°F room. I thought it was just me...
Nope. Not just you, body fat really is an insulator, especially with me. I'm 5' 6" and used to weigh a max of 255. No wonder I'd collapse when the temps reached higher than 75 lol.

As for bedroom temps, well in my situation, as you may remember, I used to live in Puerto Rico when I was young. It's where I'm from. We had no choice but to suck it up and live with bedrooms that were in excess of 80 degrees, because the electricity prices down there are ridiculous high so we lived without A/C. I'm surprised I acclimatized this quickly, though. Would have thought it would have taken me longer since it's been so long since I last lived in PR.

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Yep we are almost identical now.
Almost I still don't like to sweat, though.

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Welcome to the heat lovers club theunbrainwashed

As for me, I usually put the heat on in my car most of the summer here at least for a few minutes to warm the car up. I am about 5'8" and weigh about 190-200 lbs which isn't exactly skinny but the heat doesn't seem to bother me. I think one of
the main reasons is I enjoy sweating because it makes me feel refreshed. My body constantly sweating out toxins

You are so lucky you are American and have the option of living in tropical locations like Puerto Rico, Florida and Hawaii without immigration Unfortunately for me, I was born on the wrong side of the 49th parallel
Funny, too, when I was a kid spending summers in Puerto Rico, I'd be outside playing sports despite the heat index being between 34°C and 37°C (real temp about 30°C) and a UV index of 12-13. That was when I was healthy weight.

Lol, got nothing more to say than if we had treated our turned over possessions better and gave more economic development, Cuba and the Philippines would probably be two of our states by now They used to be territories of the US for a few decades if memory serves right. Other than that....sorry we made you get the short end of the stick blame the British for that lol. Though we're still not as lucky as Australians.

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I'm about 150 pounds / 68kg and I still hate the heat.
Lol if I was never born and raised in the Caribbean, maybe I'd be the same way

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Same thing happened to me after I lost about 140 pounds as a teen. Though I've never loved true frigid cold, but before my ideal climate would have been more like Lerwick than the subtropics I love now: Lerwick - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Same here. I'd have loved a place like San Francisco, or even the UK for that matter (I was out and about a lot in a t-shirt in England when it was in the low 10s and I'd have been walking for a few miles. The locals looked at me funny being the only one without a jacket on)
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Old 06-20-2013, 07:33 PM
 
Location: Miami,FL
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I'm 150 6ft 1 in and I love the heat until the heat index hits 100f
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Old 06-20-2013, 09:00 PM
 
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You can always eat more and get more weight before winter comes. It's only June.
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Old 06-20-2013, 10:34 PM
 
Location: USA
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^^ I can sleep soundly with no fan if the humidity is very low at a room temperature of 89 F/31 C (I did that in Perth)

I absolutely love it when I am deep in sleep and in my dreams I feel like I have the heat of the afternoon sun shining on me.
It's around 90F in my bedroom when I go to bed during the hottest parts of summer. My wife and I are perfectly fine with it. What makes it work for us is: a love of hot weather, spending most of our summers in environments that are no cooler than 80F, a ceiling fan, and no bed clothes.
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Old 06-21-2013, 01:19 AM
 
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I'm 150 6ft 1 in and I love the heat until the heat index hits 100f
Around here in the Central Valley of CA we are happy when it's 100 or less, hehe.
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Old 06-21-2013, 02:28 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles County, CA
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Around here in the Central Valley of CA we are happy when it's 100 or less, hehe.
Harrier bets that you are an insurance adjustor from Fresno.
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