Saturday, March 29, 2008

The Extreme Fat Smash Diet

As some of you know, I was in the hospital last year for 5 weeks. Until recently, I still wasn't clear about what happened to me. Well, this week my doctor finally interpreted my discharge papers for me and it all made sense. The white blood cell count in my spinal fluid had skyrocketed and some other level in my spinal fluid had also gone up too high. That's why I began vomiting, my speech was slurred and I was having psychotic episodes. My brain was infected and I had encephalitis. I had somehow caught a horrible virus. During the course of my 5 week stay in the hospital they gave me steroids and I responded to the treatment well. After I was discharged, I was given a medication that made me gain a ton of weight. Over the course of 2 months I gained a total of 50 lbs. I begged the Dr. to take me off of it and he finally did. Now I have to do everything I can to lose the weight in a reasonable amount of time. It's not going to be an easy task because I also have something called PCOS or Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome which makes it twice as hard to lose weight as the average person. But I know that if anyone can do it, I can :)

I decided that rather than take pills or pay someone else money to help me lose weight, I would invest $11 in the Extreme Fat Smash Diet book by Dr. Ian K. Smith. I watch him on Celebrity Fit Club and I figure if his lifestyle change plan can work for a bunch of spoiled celebrities, then it can work for me. I read the book cover to cover and I like it. It seems reasonable and no-nonsense. I'll get the right amount of carbs, proteins and fats that I need to get through the day. Of course, on a lighter scale. I will also be going to the gym regularly. There's no point in eating less if I'm not going to go to exercise.

It's going to be a long, hard journey. 50 lbs is no joke, but I'm in it for the long haul. I'm sure I'll fall off the wagon at some point (especially with gelato season right around the corner), but I'll just hop right back on. I'm going to make myself accountable by documenting all of it right here on my blog. If anyone has any tips, please, by all means leave me a comment. I need all the support I can get. I already have the support of one of the most important people in my life. Of course, that's Ale, my beautiful Italian. I don't know what I'd do with out him.

I'll be starting this new adventure on April 1st. I'm not going to set any time limits on myself, I mean I'd like to lose about 10 lbs a month but I don't want to be unrealistic. I'll just take the weight loss in stride, as it comes. Wish me luck!

Monday, March 17, 2008

Long Island Lolita

Remember her? Amy Fisher, the 16 year old Long Island girl who had an affair with a much older married man, Joey Buttafuoco, then shot his wife in the face. Well, this weekend I was channel surfing and they just happened to be showing the movie about it. The one with Alyssa Milano. So, I thought, hmm, I wonder what she's up to these days. I felt sorry for her when the whole thing first happened. Then every once in a while I'd hear something about her, at first not too bad. She got plastic surgery, she was writing an article for a New York publication, she got married, had a couple of kids. All normal stuff. It's seems she really grew up and was sorry for what she did. Well, in recent years things have changed for her, I found as I decided to do a search on the internet. Apparentley she and her husband separated at one point and she decided to rekindle the "romance" she had with Joey, yeah, can you believe that? Then, once her husband got wind of this he decided he was gonna sell their homemade sex tapes to a distributor for revenge. Well, it became the number #1 selling sex tape in the industry. Rather than save face and fight it, she decided to settle with the distributor and actually promote the DVD. So now she's a porn star and pretty darn tootin' proud of it too. Here's an interview (not for the faint of heart! Rated NC-17) I saw on Youtube wherein she is proudly promoting her DVD and sounding rather stupid if you ask me. She lost my sympathy vote. She's got kids for Pete's sake!

I tried to post the video here but for some reason only part of the embedded item would come out. Anybody know how to get the whole thing to come out? I seem to be having trouble with youtube videos lately.