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    Hyponatremia is potentially fatal, as others have pointed out make sure you're not flushing out your body.
    The kidney pain is worth investigating further.
    Dialysis is a shitty way to live.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HereBeADragon View Post
    Maybe I am just a bit to old school but I drink water when I am thirsty. Pretty simple system. Mouth dry? Sweating a lot? Does something to drink sound really good? Well then drink water. Its worked pretty well so far.
    I'm going for the massive flush / weight loss thing. I read an article regarding tips used in the military for losing weight fast before a physical. One of them was drink a gallon of cool water every day, and your body will flush out water weight like nobodies business!

    I'm holding steady at 250lbs, but I'm noticing minor improvement in muscle tone in the leaner parts of the body. (Forearms, calves)

    I've only been getting back into exercise seriously for the last month or so though, so things are happening slowly. I'm just now getting to the point where I can start stepping up the routine, and doing cardio almost daily.

    Got to get fit! I go home in six months, and there are some very fine women begging me to come back. I don't want to disappoint them when they see me, choo know? (Also just need to take better care of myself, getting older, and there's a history of heart disease in the family.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChenPengFi View Post
    Hyponatremia is potentially fatal, as others have pointed out make sure you're not flushing out your body.
    The kidney pain is worth investigating further.
    Dialysis is a shitty way to live.
    I'm getting a lot of salts and glucose in my diet. The kidney thing is all but gone too. Cut back to @ 88zs a day, and I feel good!
    Last edited by Mr. Machette; 7/02/2010 3:28pm at .

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    There is a lot of badness in this thread. If someone asks me very nicely, I may take a shot at cleaning it up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Machette View Post
    (Also just need to take better care of myself, getting older, and there's a history of heart disease in the family.)
    Then don't screw with crash diets or any of these bullshit short cuts. Eat well, exercise and live a good life. I'm in the same boat as you. Last October I was 265lbs. Today I am 219lbs. How did I do it? Exercise, improved diet and better life choices.

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    Drink when you're thirsty and enough to keep your piss a light yellow.
    Judo is only gentle for the guy on top.

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    Fad/crash/flush diets are crap. Drinking a lot of water so your body gets rid of water? Who thinks this crap up?

    what your body will do is keep what it needs, and get rid of the rest. It won't get rid of "more" just because you drank a ton.

    It always cracks me up when I'm running on the treadmill at the gym. I'll lose between 3-6 lbs of weight on a run (5-12 miles depending on day), and at most, I'll drink a 32 oz powerade, or if I'm near home, big glass of chocolate milk. I'll have a couple extra glasses of water with dinner. Yet here are these guys wandering around the machines, faithfully swigging their gallon jug. What people don't realize is that it is not only water weight that is lost, but glycogen stores and similar as well.

    You lose weight by expending more calories than you take in. Period.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRuss View Post
    There is a lot of badness in this thread. If someone asks me very nicely, I may take a shot at cleaning it up.
    Mr TheRuss, sir, would you please clean up the badness?

    Is that nice enough?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Machette View Post
    Thanks guys!

    The kidney thing isn't really THAT bad. Feels no worse than after a truly bad night of hard partying. I was just curious if it was common. If it doesn't go away soon, I'll cut way back and see the doc.

    I'll keep the electrolyte intake in mind. That's something I hadn't thought of.

    At the moment though, I'm 5'11" and 250lbs. So I can still stand to loose a bit of juice!
    Uhm...I partied as hard as anyone in college, and I NEVER had kidney pain.

    John

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    Quote Originally Posted by OiScout View Post
    The thing is for me, I'm almost always thirsty. I believe I eat pretty well, not too much salt or msg.
    Insatiable thirst is one of the warning signs of potential diabetes. Between that and the kidney pain, I'd be heading to the doc.

    John

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