WEEKLY WEIGH IN RESULTS

🐸 Starting Weight: 298.8lbs
🦋 Current Weight: 250.6lbs
🦄 This Week: +2.0lbs

#fearlessfridays are back!
Between a very high stress Wed which caused a super pinata 🪅 poof and a pretty high reaction to a melon on Thursday, I was up quite a bit (+8lbs) so I expected a gain… I’m surprised it isn’t more – still not sure this is completely correct but we’re going to go with it for now and I’ll charge the scale again.

After the rains come this weekend (more ⛈️☔⛈️ poooooof) it is supposed to calm down for a bit. There is a 20° temperature swing coming and that’s going to kick me in the teeth but I love the cooler weather. This is my favorite time of year. 🍃🍂🍁🍂🍃

Exciting week ahead…

Food testing is still going well. This starts Week 10, so 2 more weeks left. I have several reintroductions to try this week including
🍍 Pineapple
🥝 Kiwifruit
🥬 Sauerkraut
🍚 Wild Rice

I have repeat bloodwork to do on Monday to see the actual numerics of how this is affecting things… I’m really interested to see. There are several oxalate specific serum tests that can be done but I’m not sure if they can be done through the lab we use or if insurance will approve them… We’ll see on Mon!

Then I’m going to do a pretty decent size shop at Kroger. I’m cleaning out the fridge and organizing the freezers and I’m working out my main meal ideas for the week with a shopping list…

Friends came to help assemble my new bed and we decided I did need to order a box spring so that arrives next week and then I will soon have a new bed (and bedroom)…

Plus my normal cooking for Sandy and stuff… Lots on for me but it is all good…

↙️ ONWARDS & DOWNWARDS ↘️

🏆 NEXT MINI GOAL: 235.0lbs
🎯 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 Calorie Command

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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.

More information about what is wrong as well as the resources I’m using to track histamines and oxalates are here:
https://fromdumpytodiva2020.wordpress.com/%f0%9f%93%9a-resources-%f0%9f%93%9a

[Mast Cell Activation Syndrome or MCAS is my main issue but also fun things like Fibromyalgia, POTS, Histamine Intolerance, Insulin Resistance and on and on… ]

WILD WEIGHT SWINGS
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.

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