luigi

I don't need surgery, maybe you don't either

An experiment to prove exercise and diet can work

There's melting and then there is melting
luigi
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I have been sick since Christmas, 2012. First it was a sudden cough on Christmas day after feeling suddenly tired. Next, the cough that wouldn't die. I self-treated, thinking it was 'normal' bronchitis, I had Keflex, I had some cough syrup, I had Ricola, I knew how to hydrate... but it was the 2012 flu: the one that started to become "widespread."

more to come, I have to go home now.

(no subject)
luigi
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SW: 344
CW: 285

I am smaller now dimension-wise than the last time I was 285, but still, it is a thrill to fit in a size 18 top and a size 22 pant, and all my last-year's compulsive clothing buys can now be worn for the first time!

WHOO HOO!

Sodium people. SO DEEE YUM.

I am not counting calories. I am counting SODIUM.

www.healthyheartmarket.com

Please let me know when you register for online purchases there because I'll get a special discount when a new customer signs up!

You can email me for that: zebratta@zebratta.com

What sleep will do
luigi
gebura
SW: 344
CW: 290
-54

Yup. Sleep. When the problem is fluid retention, achieving baseline blood pressure, pulse and circulation can throw off retained tissue fluid like nobody's business! And drinking! lots of drinking.

Water, that is.

now it's about 4 gallons down
luigi
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I had a post all ready and locked my account not remembering the password:

SW: 344
CW: 292

-52 net

my low in 2010 was 279 so i'm closing in on it. Then I can go from there and determine my new lean body mass and goal, but won't have to worry about that until I'm done another 2 gallons. Still sick, this time with strep. WHEN WILL IT END....

12/30/11: hey, found it in Drafts!



In the past 90 days I have had a) mononucleosis; b) bronchitis; c) major outbreak of sciatica which is still persisting; d) adenopathy and pharyngitis; and after finishing round 2 of antibiotics on the pharyngitis e) strep, which is by far the worst, due to fever, exhaustion, and sheer pain in my throat. The spaciness, sleeplessness and combination of sweats and fever is knocking me back, and on Christmas eve I set a world record for sleeplessness with 90 minutes of sleep in 48 hours. Mostly I just cleaned my room, worked on inventing new ways of cooking low so broths with as much garlic as I can stand, and learning how to drink liquid calcium in apple cider vinegar. What a life. But I am about 10 pounds away from fitting into my thinnest clothes, and that means I have a huge wardrobe again, particularly of pants.

Maybe now I'll learn my lesson that I can't stop counting sodium and go back to not caring.

Always better to shop when you've lost weight!
luigi
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Rather than when you've gained, I say.

SW: 344
CW: 300.5

Hovering, well I shouldn't say that, really, since I've lost a gallon and a half of fluid, one shirt size and 1-2 pants sizes since November 29, and it's only December 10. Though it may be a calibration problem with scales, not sure. Then again considering I can drop a gallon of fluid in a night if I am sufficiently dehydrated, I'm trying out some low sodium foods from the Healthy Heart Market (including pickles, who knew I would ever taste pickles again!)

I feel like I am mostly ready to get on an airplane and face down the lawyer whose plan it is to blame all of my injuries on my weight in order to wiggle out of a decent financial settlement on my auto accident.

*eyeroll*

Writer's Block: Bless you!
luigi
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What are you allergic to?

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Vying for "most original" here:

Curvularia lunata: that brown mold that grows on bamboo.
Field salad (relative of purslane) a winter vegetable throughout Europe and not eaten in the US.
Spinach
Rhubarb
Red Beets
Every antibiotic ever compounded or tried on me except Keflex.
Wheat
Barley
Rye

If I ever become allergic to rice or corn someone put me out of my misery, because there is no way I'm going to survive the rest of my life on sorghum, millet and tapioca.

Another weekend, another weight loss
luigi
gebura
SW: 344
CW: 300 1/2
- 2 1/2


I am glad I had 10 days in which to re-evaluate, add foods to Fitday, clean my room, take my time, sleep when possible, before returning to the office... because going to work is a different story. I stagged through the day's stresses, realized I had not brought my entire meal with me (spaced out) and got some summer rolls from the buffet (with countable shrimp), some honey cashews (low sodium high protein) and some No-salt potato chips in case I got hungry. It worked very well with the part of the meal I got. It's all about knowing what to buy in limited circumstances.

I'm starting calcium tonight - it's cramps that keep waking me up. My chiropractor (who has lost over 100 pounds through exercise and scrupulous diet) recommended I dissolve the vitamin in cider vinegar or lemon juice in a proportion that melts the tablet and leaves a mild vinegar tang. Then the calcium will go directly into the muscles. Sounds like a plan.

Melting again and it feels good - mostly
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It all seems so easy
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A year and a half of struggle
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