WEEKLY WEIGH IN RESULTS

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 runโ€ฆ

โ†™๏ธ ONWARDS & DOWNWARDS โ†˜๏ธ

๐Ÿ† NEXT MINI GOAL: 248.8lbs [-50lbs]
๐ŸŽฏ NEXT MILESTONE GOALS: 223.8lbs [-75lbs]
๐ŸŒ 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)
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 Conquer Cravings with the modification for the old WW CORE Plan + Calories / ๐ŸŽ Whole Foods Focused Wellness

If you aren’t familiar with my situation, basically I live with several autoimmune issuesโ€ฆ 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 onโ€ฆ ]

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 โ€ฆ 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 elementsโ€ฆ literally, sometimes just existing, fires them up. Some things I can control and otherwise it is a #justkeepswimming kinda life.


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


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.

ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS
https://www.eatthis.com/artificial-sweeteners-side-effects

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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