WEEKLY WEIGH IN RESULTS

Starting Weight: 298.8lbs
Current Weight: 247.0lbs
This Week: -1.8lbs

Week 3 complete of the dietary changes for Gout / Insulin Resistance…

We are retesting my Uric Acid (Gout) and Insulin levels next week. I also started on an antibiotic for my elevated white blood cell count. (Insulin Resistance is not diabetes – it is a malabsorption issue which causes the cells to block the absorption of insulin so your pancreas continues to produce it in an overabundance)

In my opinion, the meds, if they are helping internally, is not reflected symptomatically. My feet are still on ๐Ÿ”ฅ even after a prescription, an OTC Tart Cherry supplement and the Uric Acid supplements.

My glucose is never elevated but we will see if the lowered carbs brings my Insulin Resistance down in a marked way. It will naturally be lower eating less carbs just because of the way your body breaks them down but will it have a marked difference overall?

The melatonin was a bust which I thought it would be. I have taken 20mg (normal dose is 5) and still no sleep… So yeah…..

This week was pretty good overall though… The changing weather and storms have made things a little rough but in general – I am going okay… Onwards and downwards!

โœณ๏ธ NEXT MINI GOAL: 223.8lbs
โœณ๏ธ NEXT MILESTONE GOALS: 198.8lbs (by end of 2021)
โœณ๏ธ NON SCALE GOAL: Fit in the Hoodie I bought for New Zealand

๐ŸŽฏ MILE MARKERS
Goal 1: 273.8lbs (-25lbs) ๐Ÿ†
Goal 2: 248.8lbs (-50lbs) ๐Ÿ†
Goal 3: 223.8lbs (-75lbs)
Goal 4: 198.8lbs (-100lbs + Onderland!)
Goal 5: 173.8lbs (-125lbs )
Goal 6: 148.8lbs (-150lbs)
Plan: Currently tracking in โ„น๏ธ iTrackBites on Calorie Command + Macros / ๐ŸŽ Whole Foods Focused Wellness

If you aren’t familiar with my situation, basically I live with several autoimmune issues… an “inflammatory overstimulation response” brought on by my basic blood cells thinking they are Spartan Warriors and attacking everything in sight. [Mast Cell Activation Syndrome or MCAS is a main one but also fun things like Fibromyalgia, POTS, Histamine Intolerance, Insulin Resistance and on and on… ]

This is not water weight, not sodium retention and it doesn’t go away until the cells calm down and the actual muscle inflammation decreases. Everything swells – my muscles, my organs, my eyes…

Foods, chemicals, weather changes, environmental elements… literally, sometimes just existing fires them up. Some things I can control and otherwise it is a #justkeepswimming kinda life.

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๐Ÿ“š RESOURCES ๐Ÿ“š
MAST CELL ACTIVATION SYNDROME
https://www.mastzellaktivierung.info/en/symptoms.html

HISTAMINE INTOLERANCE
https://www.healthline.com/health/histamine-intolerance

INSULIN RESISTANCE
https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/insulin-and-insulin-resistance

FIBROMYALGIA
https://www.healthline.com/health/fibromyalgia/signs-of-fibromyalgia

POTS
Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/16560-postural-orthostatic-tachycardia-syndrome-pots

WHY “NATURAL FLAVORS” ARE A NO NO FOR ME
https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/natural-flavors#TOC_TITLE_HDR_7

CARRAGEENAN (Another big no no)
https://www.healthline.com/health/food-nutrition/carrageenan

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