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Old 06-20-2013, 10:16 AM
 
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I think I'm slowly turning into Deneb and ColdCanadian might need a spacesuit for this winter. I've already mentioned before I lost 60 pounds since last year (BMI of 32 now whereas I was 41 last year). I'm on track to achieve a conservative estimate of 170 pounds by Fall, and I'm already starting to feel the cold. I can't stand it when the thermostat in my house is under 77 degrees, I start to feel cold. I went out at night last night at 9 PM when the temp was around 71°F/22°C, I had to turn the heater on in my car! 85°F temps are nothing to me now, I hardly break a sweat. I no longer feel uncomfortable sleeping in my 86°F bedroom with only a fan to cool me. I think I'm turning into Deneb/CC (or my body now decided to turn Spanish on me after 5+ years)!
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Old 06-20-2013, 10:30 AM
 
Location: York
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Congratulations on the weight loss I haven't been 170lbs since I was about 18! I'm 235 now but I'm going to cut back to around 220-225.

Wear a fat suit, problem solved!
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Old 06-20-2013, 11:49 AM
 
Location: Seattle
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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.
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Old 06-20-2013, 12:24 PM
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Location: Western Massachusetts
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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...
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Old 06-20-2013, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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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.
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Old 06-20-2013, 12:31 PM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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I think I'm slowly turning into Deneb and ColdCanadian might need a spacesuit for this winter. I've already mentioned before I lost 60 pounds since last year (BMI of 32 now whereas I was 41 last year). I'm on track to achieve a conservative estimate of 170 pounds by Fall, and I'm already starting to feel the cold. I can't stand it when the thermostat in my house is under 77 degrees, I start to feel cold. I went out at night last night at 9 PM when the temp was around 71°F/22°C, I had to turn the heater on in my car! 85°F temps are nothing to me now, I hardly break a sweat. I no longer feel uncomfortable sleeping in my 86°F bedroom with only a fan to cool me. I think I'm turning into Deneb/CC (or my body now decided to turn Spanish on me after 5+ years)!
Yep we are almost identical now.
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Old 06-20-2013, 01:14 PM
 
Location: In transition
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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
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Old 06-20-2013, 01:17 PM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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I'm about 150 pounds / 68kg and I still hate the heat.
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Old 06-20-2013, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Top of the South, NZ
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I was stranded on the wrong side of a flooded river for few days. Nothing to eat after 48 hours, saw a noticeable decrease in cold tolerance.
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Old 06-20-2013, 01:35 PM
 
Location: Brisbane, Australia
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I was stranded on the wrong side of a flooded river for few days. Nothing to eat after 48 hours, saw a noticeable decrease in cold tolerance.
Did you go all Bear Grylls there for those 48 hours and construct make shift shelters and what not?
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