Weighed myself this morning and I couldn’t believe it. 369.2!
I am probably the only person in the world who is happy about weighing 369 pounds.
I couldn’t believe it. My digital scale fluctuates a bit up and down while I stand there and even though it started out on 371 and dipped down to 367 during this time, I decided a long time ago to go with whatever weight it ends up on. This time though, I weighed myself twice just to make sure that this amount was right.
Both times in ended up on 369.2 exactly!
My last weigh in was 9-21 and I was 380.4 pounds.
Today is 9-27 and I am 369.2.
So that means I lost 11.2 pounds in 6 days!
Now before you say it… or think it…. or write it in the comments below… I know full well that this kind of weight loss is much faster than doctors recommend. But since I was not “dieting” and was in fact eating everything I normally would, I can’d see how a doctor would complain.
I ate sandwiches, cereal, beef/potato/carrot stew, spaghetti, tacos, potato chips and even a salad in that time frame.
I didn’t journal what I was eating, but I know I was eating pretty much normal and having seconds at dinner, etc.
There is only two things I can give credit to for this amazing weight loss.
1) I have been drinking more water.
Again, I am not counting how much, but I am trying to drink a glass of water as often as I can remember during the day. I am certainly not drinking the old “half your body weight weight in ounces” because that would be a lot of water. 369 divided by two would be 184 ounces of water. Which would mean 23 eight ounce glasses or 5.75 32oz glasses. I am guessing my water intake to be around 128 ounces of water a day. (4 – 32oz glasses) That is about a gallon of water a day, which is perfectly safe if you space it out through out the day. I wouldn’t want to drink a gallon of water all at ounce as it may dilute your bodies electrolytes.
2) I have been using the CardioSit.
It is so easy to do that I have no problem fitting it into my life. All I have to do is sit there while the CardioSit’s special heater send infra red waves (similar to the sun’s) into my skin. It is a LOT like a suana, but there is no steam and the heat is much lower. These infrared waves are supposed to penetrate deep into the body (I’ve been told it is about 2 inches) and this causes a heating effect deep inside the body and its muscles and organs. This increases the metabolic rate.
The body reacts to this by increasing the rate of the pulse and producing sweat. I assume the body sweats in order to cool itself, but trust me when I tell you that you sweat a LOT more in a CardioSit than in a sauna. I’ve used saunas before, and even with all the steam landing on my body, I get more wet in the completely dry CardioSit. In fact, I use three towels inside. I sit on one and place a second towel on the floor to put my feet on to catch any sweat running down my body. The third towel I use to freely wipe my face, chest, arms, legs and even my back.
YES, you do lose a lot of weight immediately after using the Cardiosit, but that is water weight, which will come back as soon as you drink some water. I just take a big glass of water with me inside the CardioSit and drink it while I am inside so I never get thirsty.
I have NO DOUBT that toxins come out of your body in this sweat. I have seen the scientific studies and on this, but my own proof is right in those towels. The vibrating effect of the specially tuned infrared waves helps break up cellulite and release toxins so they can be carried out in the sweat.
Where the REAL weight loss comes in is from the calories burned while in the Cardiosit. Your body reacts just like it would if you were exercising. Your heart rate increases (which is good, because it is strengthening your heart) and your body produces sweat.
How many calories are burned?
I am not sure, since all the data I can find are for people of a normal weight. I am not at a normal weight, and since I am out of shape I would assume I am burning even more than what is shown below:
Number of calories a 150 pound person normally
burns up in 30 minutes of exercise :
Marathon running 593
Vigorous Racquet Ball 510
Swimming (crawl stroke) 300
Tennis (fast game) 265
Cycling (10 mph) 225
Golfing (without a cart) 150
Walking (3.5 mph) 150
CardioSit 600-800 Kcal
Using a CardioSit is certainly is a lot easier than exercising for me because of knees. At this weight I don’t really have the option of jogging or playing tennis. I could swim if I wanted to get shirtless in front of people, which of course I DO NOT want to do.
It’s kinda gross, but I guess human fat starts to liquefy at 110 degrees, and since that is the amount of heat that penetrates deep into your body, it allows toxins that are trapped inside the fat to pour out of you while you sweat. Kinda icky, but toxins are better out than in.
So I can only guess that most of my weight loss is coming from the CardioSit.
As it stands right now, I am VERY impressed. Very very very impressed, because I have tried all sorts of fads in the past and none of them have worked for me in the long run.
So, it remains to be seen if this level of weight loss can be sustained using the CardioSit. I can’t imagine why it would suddenly stop working, but as I said I have been disappointed so many times in the past that I am afraid to get my hopes up and pin my entire weight loss journey onto this one device.
BUT, with that said, my plan is to continue using it. Heck, it gives me some quiet time that I choose to read in. I just read a book and wipe sweat, which is something that I know I am going to be able to keep up for years and years to come unlike restrictive diets or ridiculously difficult exercise programs.