Happy 100th post everybody. I've been at this for four months now and have lost 31 pounds. Things have been slow lately, but still moving in the right direction. Just wait for the next weigh-in. It's gonna be epic.
I do have to bust my hump a little bit if I plan on making my goal. I had hoped to build up a buffer by now, but because of circumstances, I'm just barely still on track. I'm still going to the gym almost every day and I'm thinking of stacking my 5k training on top of that. Hopefully, I'll get somewhere that way.
I mentioned in my last post that I was going to step up my water consumption. Using the half-your-weight-in-ounces method, I'm supposed to consume 132.5 ounces of water a day. A few of you voiced your concerns that this could be dangerous. Mr. Scott sent me this Wikipedia article.
Water intoxication (also known as hyper-hydration or water poisoning) is a potentially fatal disturbance in brain functions that results when the normal balance of electrolytes in the body is pushed outside of safe limits by over-consumption of water. Normal, healthy (physically, nutritionally and mentally) individuals have little reason to worry about accidentally consuming too much water. Nearly all deaths related to water intoxication in normal individuals have resulted either from water drinking contests, in which individuals attempt to consume high amounts of water, or long bouts of intensive exercise during which electrolytes are not properly replenished, yet excessive amounts of fluid are still consumed.
Water can be considered a poison when over-consumed just like any other substance. The recommendation from the medical field is to drink about 1.5-3 liters per day depending upon body mass. Water intoxication would only occur at levels far higher than that.
I've decided to try to keep my consumption around 3 liters a day. That way I'm increasing it without making myself dead.
A couple of you noticed that I had passed 270 and I had promised myself a flash gun for my camera at that weight. The problem is I can't afford to spend the money on a decent flash gun. For the record, I've been looking at the Canon Speedlite 430 ex ii. I don't know what good the rewards do if I don't end up buying any of them. Grr...