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Fatboy Hits a New BMI High: 20.66

It was a momentous day yesterday with a weigh-in at 20.66 BMI and bringing the little marker line fully within the lettering for the “Normal” range. I’m not sure where 23-24 BMI rests on that scale, but I intend to find out. What’s that come out to on the scale for me, anyway? 122 lbs.

I didn’t really do anything different in the last day or two, and I can’t tell which day it is that actually results in weight gain quite yet. I’m fairly certain that it’s a combination of food in me at the time and metabolized food that got converted into fat and muscle overnight from the day before. I can be the biggest champ one day and not see the results that night, but the next day is usually pretty good, like I got a kick-start.

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Ask Fatboy: Issue 1 – My Son Is Skinny

I’ve had the honor of receiving my first question last night from a mother of a 14-yr old with CF. With her permission, I’ve posted it here to respond to for the benefit of all.

@cffatboy Can you teach my CF boy how to get fat?  🙂  http://www.cfboy.com

-Rebekah Sprecher

That’s a great question, and one I’m sure my mom asked for years and years! Ricky is at that age where it starts to get hard to make your offspring do anything they don’t want to do, I’m sure you’re finding out. Typically you can’t get him to clean his room, wear the clothes you want, or take his medicine. Not knowing his development level after reading some of the extra battles he faces, it’s a bit of a tough call from my chair, but I’ll give it a shot having been on the same pew as him, even if not the same seat.
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What Does 100% Compliance Look Like?

My favorite shirt - WordCamp Orlando

Well, for me, it looks like this. Oh, you’re expecting a description of what I am doing, I suppose.

That’s a different story, and one that I’m familiar with what it’s supposed to be for me, but due to 1.4 million excuses was not a part of my life. This sums me up pretty well: I got a free book from a conference called Too Busy NOT to Pray. I’ve been too busy to read it for going on about six years.

That’s how my CF life has been regarding my treatments for as long as I’ve been independent. It’s been a mix of doing all of my aerosols for a while, some of them for longer, and none of them off and on for various periods. The thing with me is that I’m so resilient, I have to get a swift kick from getting sick, inspirational motivation, or a firm talking-to in order to prompt any lifestyle changes. I’ve always been that way. What can I say, my stubbornness is part of what’s kept me alive this long. I’m a fighter, but I haven’t been using the tools of the trade and chosen to go into the ring bare-handed.
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A Long Walk, but not The Long Walk

We had quite a few things to do today, so I got my exercise in one way or another. It was a sunny, but very breezy 68 degrees in Tampa today, and we just so happen to have an outdoor mall here. It’s just like a regular mall with cool custom storefronts and courtyards and kiosks, only there is a road running down between them all with “city sidewalks” on either side to go into the stores… and there’s no roof. It’s lovely, this time of year; not so much in June, July, August, September!

We parked on one end and pretty much scoured one department store, both levels, and walked all the way to the other end of the mall and went from one end of it to the other, and then ended in the middle department store before heading back to the car by the first store. By the time we were done, my feet were sore because I was wearing my dress shoes with 1.5″ heels! Beautiful asked why I was breathing so loud, but I was doing a lot better than usual. No walking-related spazzes.

As the day went on, I felt tighter and tighter, but it wasn’t for lack of treatments, that’s for sure. Who wants to know the regimen I’m on?

Medical update: I am sending my daily food diary along with the number of meds I'm taking for digestion to the dietician to see if she can figure out why I didn't gain any more weight this week despite eating 32,485 Calories in the last 7 days. That doesn't come cheap!

Fatboy Hits a New BMI High: 20.66

It was a momentous day yesterday with a weigh-in at 20.66 BMI and bringing the little marker line fully within the lettering for the "Normal" range. I'm not sure where 23-24 BMI rests on that scale, but I intend to find out. What's that come out to … [Read more]

Ask Fatboy: Issue 1 – My Son Is Skinny

I've had the honor of receiving my first question last night from a mother of a 14-yr old with CF. With her permission, I've posted it here to respond to for the benefit of all. @cffatboy Can you teach my CF boy how to get fat?  :)  … [Read more]

What Does 100% Compliance Look Like?

Well, for me, it looks like this. Oh, you're expecting a description of what I am doing, I suppose. That's a different story, and one that I'm familiar with what it's supposed to be for me, but due to 1.4 million excuses was not a part of my life. … [Read more]

A Long Walk, but not The Long Walk

We had quite a few things to do today, so I got my exercise in one way or another. It was a sunny, but very breezy 68 degrees in Tampa today, and we just so happen to have an outdoor mall here. It's just like a regular mall with cool custom … [Read more]