The Dissentery Diet

You want to lose weight in a hurry? Forget Atkins, diet shakes, counting points, hell even exercise, go for dissentery all the way. "I lost 10-15lbs in 1 day and I owe it all to dissentery."

Okay, there's 2 things wrong with that last paragraph. First of all, I don't know that I actually had dissentery. I definitely had some kind of intestinal infection though. Second, I don't know exactly how much weight I dropped in the 1 night from when it kicked in and I went to the doctor. I know that before I came to Lao I weighed around 175-180lbs and when they weighed me at the clinic I was down to 165lbs. I probably dropped I bit of weight since I came but I know I didn't drop over 10lbs.

4 days in the hospital on IV fluids later and I'm feeling a lot better. I'm still not quite 100% but I'm pretty much there now that I can eat a full meal on a regular basis.

Needless to say, this has put a bit of a cramp on the travel plans. I still think I'll head to Thailand for a bit though because Vientiane is pretty much shut down from the summit.