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Coming soon.  For those of you who didn’t see this train wreck go on Youtube or flip to VH1 and check out the last season of Celebrity Fit Club.

The Rosie O’Donnell and Elisabeth Hasselback political argument reminded me of another high-minded and intellectual political sparring match. Sit back and enjoy this deep and insightful discussion of terrorism.

Well this is a rather inauspicious start to the two week throw away the scale challenge.  Despite deftly avoiding my wife’s bacterial infection through a week of no kissing or sharing glasses (not to mention back to back sleeping), I still managed to come down with a sinus infection. 

I hate sinus infections because mine linger.  Often I am stuck for ten days with the joyus of mucus running down my throat (hence a wonderfully painful sore throat).  To make matters worse said mucus is lodging somewhere in my sinus cavity where blowing my nose does nothing to clear up the problem- or even temporarily relieve it.

So I turn to my old friend Mucinex D.  The stuff is amazing.  It must be since you have to present ID, sign a special book, and I think promise your first born child to the pharmacist in order to obtain it.  The same drug that Meth-heads crush up and turn into one of the most addictive and life destroying drugs ever known, also does the most to clear up my horrible sinus infections.  Unfortunately, it also makes you incredibly jumpy.  Inscribed on the box is the foreboding warning that this drug isn’t for those with known heart problems (what about those with unknown heart problems?). 

So, for now my workouts are going to have to weight.  I will stick with my sensible and healthy eating habits, and with my stretching and agility routines.  But the running and the weight-lifting are on hold until this clears up. 

Although I continue to lose weight, it isn’t happening in a healthy manner.  To explain, my recent illness has caused the return of my long slumbering fight with G.E.R.D.

While I was in law school I somehow ended up with a very severe form of G.E.R.D. that caused me to lose 30lbs (195lbs to 165 lbs) in less than 50 days.  During that time I couldn’t keep down anything- with the notable exception of Cheerios.  It wasn’t until I finally saw a specialist and obtained some Nexium that I found relief.

Ever since, every time I get sick enough to throw up, it somehow messes up my stomach and the G.E.R.D. returns.  It is a constant low-grade nausea, made worse by eating just about anything.  Nothing but Nexium works.  I have tried Zantac, Prilosec et al. and none do my a bit of good.

One problem.  I have no insurance and in order to get Nexium I have to see a doctor (for the prescription) and then pay for the rather expensive Nexium.  A total cost of roughly $150.  So I am going to sit this one out and see if it can get better on it’s own.

Keep me in your prayers.  This isn’t life threatening, but it is really annoying.