Friday, October 8, 2010

Damage Control

The Master Cleanse and the Salt Water Flush...
Well day two was the straw that broke the camel with Ed's back.
Day one of the cleanse I flushed, and then day two did the salt water flush too. The salt water flush is supposed to be "healthier" for you than the normal laxatives out there. It cleans you out safely and more effectively, so they say. Its a requirement on the Cleanse.
Well let me tell you what happened.
I got on the scale after day one's flush and I was up 6lbs!
Well I thought OK, maybe it needs to settle and come out later, it never did!
Day two I decided to do the flush in the early morning, right when I first woke up at 5am, made the cleanse and tea then the flush. Took the SWF at 7am.
Drank 32 ounces of the salty mixture and guess what happened nothing!
I drank the cleanse and tea the rest of the day and my weight stayed at 137 firm.
OK now I'm freaking out because my weight did not go down. Finally I decided to lax and take water pills to help, I think maybe the salt water flush made me retain the water. So then what happens today, I get up and weigh and I am still 136! even though the lax kicked in and so did the water pills?
I am going mad of course. I'm pissed and wondering what happened? I haven't eaten in two whole days, and I haven't even b/p so what happened? I have ghost pounds! Wtf??
Theory one is that the scale is broken, so after dropping my daughter off at school I head to Kmart and go purchase a new scale.
I weigh this time and I am at 134, ah better.
Still high of course but now I wonder what is all this extra ghost weight?
I take water pills this morning and drink tea in addition to the OEP and supps.
I go use the bathroom and my urine is orange?
Now I'm thinking, the weight and now orange urine? My body is starting to shut down on me. I think that I am so massively dehydrated that the salt water flush was absorbed, I am low on sodium. I know dehydration can make your urine orange. So it further drives me to that conclusion.
I've decided not to keep doing the Master Cleanse anymore, I can't take the added retention. So I decided today Mia and I are going to get reacquainted.
And so I've b/p 1x already and I'm down to 133, I don't know if it will continue to go down, I'm just guessing, I'm not bloated, my stomach is not any bigger, its not added fat, its just water that my body needed. It stored away the water since I was refusing to drink any. My urine is still orange, I hope that goes away, I know kidney problems can also make urine orange..I haven't had a drink in a week now so? I hope its not that, ugh that's the last thing I need right now.
So my weight for today..hmm we'll see, right now can't really tell? The ghost pounds need to come off, so I'll be doing my best to do that all day today.

                                                 Urine color

Urine is made up of excess water and waste products that have been filtered from your blood by your kidneys. Its yellow color comes from urochrome, a pigment that results from the breakdown of hemoglobin, the oxygen-carrying protein in red blood cells.
Discolored urine is often caused by medications, certain foods or food dyes. For instance, the dyes used in some sugary cereals can show up in kids' urine. In some cases, though, changes in urine color may be caused by certain health problems. Here's a look at possible causes for abnormal urine color:

                                        Red or pink urine
  • Blood. The presence of red blood cells is the main reason urine turns red. Usually, bleeding isn't severe and occurs without other signs or symptoms. Factors that can cause urinary blood, known medically as hematuria, range from strenuous exercise, urinary tract infections and an enlarged prostate to kidney or bladder stones, kidney disease, and, occasionally, kidney cancer or bladder cancer.
  • Foods. Beets, blackberries and mom's rhubarb pie can turn urine red or pink.
  • Medications. Certain laxatives — Ex-lax is an example — can cause red urine. Prescription drugs that have the same effect include antipsychotics such as chlorpromazine and thioridazine and the anesthetic propofol (Diprivan).
  • Toxins. Chronic lead or mercury poisoning can cause urine to turn red. This may be the result of high levels of excreted porphyrins, the same pigments that discolor the urine of people who have porphyria.
                                            Orange urine
  • Foods and supplements. Leading food culprits include vitamin C and carrots and carrot juice. Large amounts of carotene, the orange pigment in carrots, winter squash and other vegetables, can also discolor the palms of your hands and soles of your feet.
  • Medications. Medications that can turn urine orange include the antibiotic rifampin (Rifadin); the blood thinner warfarin (Coumadin); phenazopyridine (Pyridium), which treats urinary tract discomfort; some laxatives and certain chemotherapy drugs.
  • Dehydration. Drinking too few fluids can concentrate urochrome, making urine much deeper in color.

                                        Blue or green urine
  • Foods. Asparagus may give urine a greenish tinge as well as a characteristic odor.
  • Medications. A number of medications produce blue urine, including amitriptyline, indomethacin (Indocin), cimetidine (Tagamet), the anti-nausea drug Phenergan and several multivitamins. A dye used in several medications that treat urinary pain (Urised, others) can turn urine blue.
  • Medical conditions. Familial hypercalcemia, a rare inherited disorder that causes high levels of calcium, is sometimes called blue diaper syndrome because children with the disorder have blue urine.
                               Dark brown or tea-colored urine
  • Food. Eating large amounts of fava beans, rhubarb or aloe can cause dark brown urine.
  • Medications. A number of drugs can darken urine, including the antimalarial drugs chloroquine and primaquine; the antibiotic metronidazole; nitrofurantoin, which treats urinary tract infections; laxatives containing cascara or senna; and methocarbamol, a muscle relaxant.
  • Medical conditions. Some liver disorders, especially hepatitis and cirrhosis, and the rare hereditary disease tyrosinemia can turn urine dark brown. So can acute glomerulonephritis, a kidney disease that interferes with the kidney's ability to remove excess fluid and waste