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Sunday, March 2, 2008

Feeling Less than Half-Man

Sorry I haven't posted in a while. I got really busy then a stomach virus made its way through our house leaving a nasty sinus thingy behind. I did weigh in last Monday (2/25) at 258.8 lbs. which was a 1 lb. gain. No big deal. However the previous night, 3 of our little darlings came down with the stomach virus. I was still doing well, but needless to say I was busy helping my wife when I could.

The next day, the baby got it. Wednesday my wife got it. I took Wednesday off to help take care of the family. About 5 PM on Wednesday, I had an epiphany. When you eat healthy, nutritious, vitamin and mineral rich foods combined with healthy amounts of cardiovascular and weight training exercises, the diseases that hit normal people don't give a rat's ass!!! I had it coming out both ends so bad that I ended up in the ER due to dehydration. They put me on an IV, pain killers, anti-nausea medicine and the like.

Yesterday, I was feeling much better as far as the stomach virus went, but this sinus thing kicked in and I was miserable yesterday. Today, I am doing much better, but still feel crappy. Now, my wife has been wiped out by this sinus thing.

Before I forget, that stomach virus caused me to lose 11 lbs. in 3 days. This is not a recommended dieting technique. Nor do I believe that this is healthy weight loss. I am certain that much of the weight will return as the fluids in my body normalize. I was up a couple of pounds this morning from yesterday, and hopefully (in a strange way), I will be up a few more pounds for my official weigh-in tomorrow. Even that, will not be all that realistic. The following week's weigh in will be more telling. I just hope I am feeling well enough tomorrow to do some sort of exercising. I just don't think running in the cold will be one of those exercises until this sinus thing gets a bit better.

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Fat Lazy Guy said...

Mate, that sounds terrible. Glad to hear you're doing a bit better, though.

I'm pretty sure this won't make you feel any better, but I thought I'd update that image I made of your progress last time. Looking good man :)

BryGuy said...

Wow....sorry to hear about the crappy time you and your family has been having lately. I hope you feel 100% again soon.

BryGuy said...

hehehe.....fat lazy guy beat me to the first post by less than 1min.

Fat Lazy Guy said...

Haha! I just posted, went back to the main page and saw there were already 2 comments, thought that was strange, clicked through and there's 3 comments!

chickengirl said...

Wow, everyone's getting sick. O.o

*gives Half Man some chicken soup*

Half Man said...

Thanks all. FLG, my jaw just drops looking at the difference between the first and the last. It's nice to finally be seeing significant differences.

Sayre said...

Wow - I hope your whole family is feeling better soon! Those kind of illnesses can really wipe you out and make you lose inappropriate weight. Most of it will return though and you'll feel better.

Nona said...

OMG!!! So sorry you and your family has been hit by this nasty bug. Hope you all get better soon.