Starting Weight: 298.8lbs
Previous Weight [Aug 1st]: 257.8lbs
Current Weight: 249.6lbs
This Week: -8.2lbs
I had a “super poof” inflammatory gain last week and it is subsiding this week despite starting new meds and not feeling well since Thursday. I’m still adjusting to the new meds but hopefully they help in the long run…
↙️ ONWARDS & DOWNWARDS ↘️
🏆 NEXT MINI GOAL: 248.8lbs [-50lbs]
🎯 NEXT MILESTONE GOALS: 223.8lbs [-75lbs]
🌏 NON SCALE GOAL: Fit in the Hoodie I bought for New Zealand
🎯 MILE MARKERS
Goal 1: 273.8lbs (-25lbs) 🏆
Goal 2: 248.8lbs (-50lbs)
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 ℹ️ iTrackBites on Conquer Cravings with the modification for the old WW CORE Plan + Calories / 🍎 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… ]
My weight fluctuations are not water weight, not sodium retention and the gains do not go away until the cells calm down and the actual muscle inflammation decreases. When a flare happens, everything swells – my eyes, my hands/feet, my actual muscle tissue and organs … I can, and do, put on up to 20lbs in a bad flare and this can take 3-4 weeks to lose again.
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.
📚 RESOURCES 📚
MAST CELL ACTIVATION SYNDROME
Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome
MY TOP 3 WORST INFLAMMATION TRIGGERS
These are not the same for everyone and in 90% of people they don’t trigger a reaction – but if you are constantly dealing with being bloated, headaches, muscle or joint pain or digestive distress – they may be worth considering as potential inflammation triggers.
WHY “NATURAL FLAVORS” ARE A NO NO FOR ME
CARRAGEENAN (Another big no no)