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I went to the eye doctor yesterday, as the lenses in my glasses are so scratched they are becoming a problem. I also had a worrisome medical question about my vision that I thought I'd put to him as a precursor to asking my M.D. about it, and he was able to provide an answer. I've had a couple of incidents where I suffered brief periods of impaired vision, sort of like you'd get from looking at a bright light and then looking away. This was worrisome, to say the least, but his diagnosis was about as benign as I could have hoped, as he explained I've been suffering what are known as Ocular Migraines. These are apparently actual migraines, but the good news, and the reason I consider this somewhat benign, is because these are not accompanied by any pain, and they have been brief in duration as well as infrequent, so this is not really a problem that needs much solving. This is in contrast to the kind of scenarios that ran through my mind when encountering this, as I suffered some Woody Allen-style concerns about things like blindness and brain tumors, so this is obviously a relief.

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32. Re: Out of the Blue May 17, 2013, 14:11 nin
1badmf wrote on May 17, 2013, 12:15:
nin wrote on May 17, 2013, 11:41:
1badmf wrote on May 17, 2013, 11:27:
food snobs! or maybe i'm just a human trash disposal. i eat it all (and i have a particular fondness for jack in the box). and no i'm not fat either =P not even mildly obese. i'm not the svelt 25 y/o athlete anymore, but i still look good in tight clothes.

I admit I sometimes eat stuff I probably shouldn't, but I also have 200-300 calories b-fasts and 250-400 calorie dinners most days, so I'd like to think it evens out.

srsly, 400 calories? that's not even like 1 fry. that's like, the grease you could wring out of said fry. how do you survive on that? i'm pretty sure the FDA recommends 2000-2200 cals/day as healthy.

Maybe I'm not being clear - that's two of my three meals, which gives me slightly more wiggle room at lunch. But fries are out, as is most pop (coke zero is actually semi-decent, better than diet coke).

I'm 6' and weigh about 230, and was close to 260 a year ago. I'd still like to drop another 30, or get as low as I can to 200. Part of it is a medication I have to take that is known to kill your metabolism. But in the last few weeks, I've been trying to half it (so far, no problems, fingers crossed), so I'm hoping that helps.

But breakfast and dinners are usually one of []these[/url] (link busted, sorry) and either an orange (breakfast) or a fruit bar or two (dinner). It helps that they're extremely tasty, and surprisingly filling...

At least I didn't buy Evolve.
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