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Old 03-11-2013, 12:28 PM   #3491
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Old 03-11-2013, 02:10 PM   #3492
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I'm good Steve!

Weigh-in today! 218 lbs! Total down is 17 lbs in 9 weeks

As mentioned before, I am now eating for auto immune, which involves not only being gluten free, but dairy, soy, and night shade (tomato's/potato's/peppers) free. I am also still using IF as an eating schedule with a 7 hour eating window.

I really feel I am benefiting from these changes. Mrs Squatter commented today I look much better & even younger. I feel much better as well. In fact, I don't think I have ever felt better.

I also placed a huge supplement order at Vitacost. It mainly consists of items aimed at naturally fighting my Birdshot. Some weird stuff in there like Collagen and Liquid Colloidal Silver, but I have a very reliable source that they work wonders for people with auto-immune disorders like me.

My vision now in the right eye is, I'd say, at about 90% back to normal (well, my normal anyway haha) The vision in both eyes is now corrected with my glasses. There is still a bubble in my right eye, but it is getting smaller by the day. Good thing it is because it has been driving me crazy.

Spent most of the day on Sunday shopping with my brother for garage stuff. I got a really nice full size/power battery charger for the Mustang. Also got a nice shop vac for half price. I also want to get a pressure washer, an air compressor, and some shelving. Once the battery was fully charged (about 2 hours), I started it and sat in it for about 20 minutes, all the while smiling and thinking about how blessed and fortunate I really am. No time anymore to dwell on the negatives.

Once again, I wish to openly thank Lisa for not only helping me out without asking, but for indirectly helping me come to terms with my eye disease and the prospect of losing my vision at some point in the future. At this point, with the dietary and supplement changes, I now feel everything that can be done to fight this disease has been done. I am at peace with this now should it ever occur, since I will know nothing else could have been done. In addition, I have some very high powered people looking into other treatments and/or Docs that may be able to offer more solutions. We are just waiting to see what the specialists and the surgeons have to say about fighting it systemically thru meds. The appointment is tomorrow (Tuesday).

Again, thanks to all of you for all that you have done for me, mentally & physically. You all step up to the plate, sort of speak, without being even asked. You guys are all life-changers. I really thank you all from the bottom of my heart.
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Old 03-11-2013, 04:31 PM   #3493
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That's all kinda of win in that post Jim. I'm glad you are getting better every day and also congrats on losing weight.
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Old 03-11-2013, 05:08 PM   #3494
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Awesomeness in here.A big boiling pot with awesomeness spilling over.
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Old 03-11-2013, 05:59 PM   #3495
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Old 03-11-2013, 07:17 PM   #3496
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That's all kinda of win in that post Jim. I'm glad you are getting better every day and also congrats on losing weight.
Thanks Chad - I'm in a great frame of mind right now, despite not lifting.

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Hell yeah! Haha - thanks Ben!

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Glad to hear things are on the up.
Thanks Al! Nowhere to go but up from here!
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Old 03-12-2013, 02:08 AM   #3497
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Glad to hear super Jim ... wishing you a very very speedy recovery brother ... You are and will be inspiration to me ... stay stronger and healthy brother ...
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Old 03-12-2013, 06:02 AM   #3498
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Jim, shhhhh you weren't supposed to 'squeal' I am embarrassedbesides you are doing the hard part! Wait til you take over Mrs. Squatters counter with your pharmacy!!!All and all...AWESOME news Jim
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Old 03-12-2013, 11:20 AM   #3499
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Glad to hear super Jim ... wishing you a very very speedy recovery brother ... You are and will be inspiration to me ... stay stronger and healthy brother ...
Thanks Ravi! You also inspire me, especially with those monster squats!

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Jim, shhhhh you weren't supposed to 'squeal' I am embarrassedbesides you are doing the hard part! Wait til you take over Mrs. Squatters counter with your pharmacy!!!All and all...AWESOME news Jim
Ooops! Haha, yep, not only have I taken over the closets, but I have also taken over a kitchen cupboard with all my special food & supps!

Thanks a bunch as always my friend!
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Old 03-12-2013, 01:12 PM   #3500
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