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FleaStiff
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March 26th, 2012 at 1:20:53 PM permalink
Quote: DorothyGale

Literally?

Digitally, perhaps.
DorothyGale
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March 26th, 2012 at 1:26:12 PM permalink
Quote: FleaStiff

Digitally, perhaps.

I was thinking more that it was a subjective opinion.

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HotBlonde
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March 26th, 2012 at 1:40:31 PM permalink
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Ah, but don't bookies always try to get more play on each side of the action? Isn't this Teaser Setback simply designed to separate more men from their money as HB and EH laugh all the way to the bank.

Well let me tell you that this setback was not in any way intentional. You all may laugh when I say this but I actually thought there was a chance that I actually would've saw a loss on the scale this morning, but a smaller one than the 3 pounds or so I had originally projected to lose. And maybe it's possible that I did lose some fat this week but actually gained more that 14 pounds in water weight. But maybe I am just crazy, lol. I do have to say that I probably will still be taking more bets against me if anyone else becomes interested but I would do so very wearily.

So even though I am predicting that this is a very temporary setback and that I will lose all of the weight I gained last week during this week, does my weight gain change "the line"? Last week it moved to 1:1 odds but does this now change it again, at least theoretically?
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March 26th, 2012 at 1:47:42 PM permalink
I'd make the line from 3:1 last week to 5:1 now. I think the Evens bet was a very good business for AcesAndEights.
"Then you can admire the real gambler, who has neither eaten, slept, thought nor lived, he has so smarted under the scourge of his martingale, so suffered on the rack of his desire for a coup at trente-et-quarante" - Honore de Balzac, 1829
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March 26th, 2012 at 1:47:48 PM permalink
Also, this weighing yourself every week is nonsense.
You should be doing it every day and keeping a weight
journal. This shows you how your body works, how
it loses and gains, and it would have made you avoid
the disaster that happened last week. Do a weekly
weigh in for the forum, do the daily for yourself.
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March 26th, 2012 at 1:51:55 PM permalink
Yes, this new information would certainly 'change the line'. The continued linear successes have now been snapped, the massive (pun intended?) undertaking which you have signed up for now more daunting, the finish line now 14 pounds farther away.... But now also your personal financial risk has been increased, which is a factor making it more likely you will succeed... plus you are VERY hard to figure out... I'd say the line has moved to 2 to 1 against your success... and NO, I'm not interested in betting more against you!!
My guess is that if you do resume your strict diet and workout regimen you will lose the majority of that 14 pounds in the first week, as it is highly unlikely that much of that is 'real' weight gain.
As always---- good luck......
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March 26th, 2012 at 1:55:06 PM permalink
Quote: SOOPOO

... plus you are VERY hard to figure out...

What do you mean by that?
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March 26th, 2012 at 2:03:42 PM permalink
Quote: HotBlonde

What do you mean by that?



Uh oh.... It means that after the first 9 weeks I thought that you were so focused that there were going to be no deviations from 'the plan'. That you repeatedly told me how easy it was and how good and tasty your meals were and how good you felt doing the workouts... So I 'couldn't figure out' that you would jump off the wagon.... And now, while I 'guess' that you will resume the 'plan' given the large sums of money involved, I am un able to accurately 'figure you out', and I have NO IDEA whether you will be at 160, or 260 for that matter, on October 17....
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March 26th, 2012 at 2:13:38 PM permalink
Quote: SOOPOO

Uh oh.... It means that after the first 9 weeks I thought that you were so focused that there were going to be no deviations from 'the plan'. That you repeatedly told me how easy it was and how good and tasty your meals were and how good you felt doing the workouts... So I 'couldn't figure out' that you would jump off the wagon.... And now, while I 'guess' that you will resume the 'plan' given the large sums of money involved, I am un able to accurately 'figure you out', and I have NO IDEA whether you will be at 160, or 260 for that matter, on October 17....

That makes sense. Well in a way it makes this whole challenge more interesting, no?

And another weird side effect from this last week... I have asthma and allergies and take several medications each day because of it. I use a peak flow meter each morning to see at what percentage my lung capacity is working at and this last Friday it went all the way down to only 56%!! I was having a little bit of a tough time breathing and decided, for the first time ever, to add prednisone to my daily medicines. I have it around in case of an emergency and was told to use it if my asthma gets worse than usual. It's a steroid that's to be used only when really needed. I don't know if it was due to the alcohol, since I've noticed that too much alcohol consumption has affected my breathing lots of times in the past, not to mention also making my sleep apnea worse, or it could have something to do with the enormous amount of water weight I gained and my possible spike in blood pressure. I'm guessing it's related to the alcohol but I've always found it weird that alcohol has affected my asthma because when I was in the asthma clinic they kept going over a list of things that trigger asthma but they never mention alcohol, and when I told them that I notice alcohol affects my asthma they seemed like they never heard of that before. Weird, huh? Luckily over the last couple of days my peak flow meter has been showing my lung capacity has been going up so I am happy about that.
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March 26th, 2012 at 2:19:42 PM permalink
Quote: HotBlonde

prednisone



Ding, ding, ding, ding, ding...... Prednisone promotes both water and fat weight gain.... Both will be temporary if the usage is short lived.... I am actually surprised that a doctor gave you a prescription to 'have at home' for prednisone.... I would think that doctor would want you to be seen rather than self medicate, especially if you have never taken it before... Also- prednisone can cause an increase in blood pressure, too....

By the way--- this is another reason you are 'hard to figure out'... If I would have known you took prednisone during this weight gain week the answer would have been clear....

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