"Check out Medusa's latest post:
BTW, she's apparently still stalled at 277 this week. No weight loss "reported" this week.
It's probably a good thing that they removed the weekly progressions from the front page. It really wouldn't do to have the poster girl so obviously struggling with the very plan that promises "turbo weight loss", now would it?" (BOLDING MINE)
A quick thought for anyone who drinks alcohol.
As delicious as a mai tai is on a hot summer day, rum, vodka or any distilled alcohol is technically a poison. During times of war, it's even used an emergency sterilizer for surgical tools!
A dangerous byproduct of alcohol metabolism is acetaldehyde. If there's too much acetaldehyde in your blood stream you die -- more commonly known as alcohol poisoning.
What does this mean to a dieter? Each alcoholic drink causes some damage to the liver. Fortunately, the liver can withstand a fair amount of abuse before it shuts down it's wondrous array of metabolic functions. But years of enjoying alcohol (or being obese) can result in a medical condition known as fatty liver. What this means is that the liver literally becomes congested with fat globules and can't do its job.
Your cholesterol levels will be very high because the liver can't metabolize fat.
What does the liver do? It has many functions including filtering everything we eat, drink or breathe. For a dieter, it's the furnace of the body. As body fat is burned, it's metabolized by the liver and expelled. However, for a liver congested with fat there's no room so to speak for the liver to do this vital work. It's pretty much as fruitless as trying to race your car to work while stuck in a traffic jam. Nothing's happening.
If you lose weight more slowly than you think you should and you've been a fan of alcohol for a number of years, you owe your liver a favor. Ask your doctor for liver function blood tests. Discuss the results and your alcohol consumption with him. Promise yourself to start a new path to health including losing extra body fat.
Your liver is your friend. Give it a break."
Heidi !!! Do you remember this blog post of yours? Perhaps you and the Cap'n might want to take a holiday away from one another. Might break that nasty stall you've got goin' on.
LINK TO WILDANGEL6'S POST ON LCF: