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mk  ·  466 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: March 15, 2017

I look at my daughter and am sometimes overcome by feelings of terror. It's led me to wonder if these feelings diminish with a brood > 1.

It's nutty and unfounded and difficult, but I suggest the 72 fast. For some reason it undid so much wrong with my own health. I was seeing an infectious disease doc, getting tested for HIV, lupus, etc., and for no reason my shoulder hurt such that I couldn't put my coat on normally.

72 hours of not feeding myself seemed to do the trick.

kleinbl00  ·  466 days ago  ·  link  ·  

72 hours of not feeding myself was a dreary commonplace when I was a teenager. I absolutely can go days at a time without eating. It got me down to 137 from 237 in the space of four months. It also makes me light-headed and despondent.

I've pretty much gotten used to being dizzy and despairing by 4pm. Eating enough to not be that way means I gain a pound a day. When I was riding to work I had to time dinner such that I actually had enough available calories to make it home without seeing stars.

And still I lost no weight.

mk  ·  466 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yeah ok, that's fucked up. It's definitely not frappuccinos, and it's worth getting to the bottom of it. Don't seem to be fluid?

kleinbl00  ·  466 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I know you mean well, but "worth getting to the bottom of it" means four doctor visits' worth of "surely it's because you're an idiot."

if it's fluid, that means that my metabolism depends on me sweating out approximately a cup of water a day in order to function correctly. It would also mean the weight would go as quickly as it comes.

If I have three slices of pizza and a beer, the scale will have a number 2 1/2 lbs higher the next day. Doesn't matter if I biked two hours beforehand; if I want it to go back down I have to eat sparingly and exercise strenuously for two weeks.

That's assuming my routine doesn't already include strenuous exercise, in which case, forget it. It's just there. The summer I spent working out, running 30 miles a week and hiking 8 miles per weekend added 30 lbs to my frame that didn't come off for ten years because it came on through exercise and then never left.

ButterflyEffect  ·  466 days ago  ·  link  ·  

What did you allow yourself to ingest during the 72 hour fast? Just water? Any clear liquid?

mk  ·  466 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Anything without calories. Water, black coffee, or tea, and one zero-calorie Powerade each day. Plus the occasional pinch of salt.