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Rebounder Or Mini Trampoline
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Just two weeks ago I posted here while having a very 'blue' day. It was also two weeks after my rebounder arrived.

I have desperately searched for 'my key' to weight loss. I know one issue I still have after 6 months of gluten-free is inflammation. Not only am I mildly obese, but my scales fluctuated 10 lbs, depending on the inflammation still in my intestines and abdomen. I looked pregnant! And it was no longer bloat, that is long gone.... this is inflammation.

I have religiously done Elimination diets to find what I might be having a reaction to. Added healthy fats. Eaten such a clean diet that body builders have nothing on me.

I have not had my thyroid checked yet. I still intend to do that. I know I have an issue with my lymph glands. I have suffered unexplained by the doctors swelling of them for over 10 years. I know that thyroid and the lymphatic system issues go hand in hand.

I have been up and down the scales all my life. Up to and as recent as 3 years ago, used to lift weights and work out. Since my 'crash' and self dx 6 months ago, I just couldn't get myself to go back to it. I felt exhausted when I tried. (a sign of thyroid issues). Looking at my muscle atrophied from the malnutrition of the last few years, and lack of working out made me want to cry.

Parts of me seem better, while others are wasting away.

I was so weak, barely able to lift my grandchilden to hug them. Any physical activity made me ache, and I had no stamina. A quick grocery Shopping trip, wore me out.

Then I read about rebounding. It perked my interest. NASA studied this at length (you can search their test findings on google).

It seems a gentle bounce can stimulate our lymph nodes to 'empty' of toxins. Well, after laying around for a year, mine had to be full of something. Even more full than the last 10 years. Lord knows I haven't been 'bouncy'!

The first two weeks on the rebounder, just gently bouncing, so gently that my feet did not leave the mat, I felt like a kid being silly. I haven't felt that silly in a long time! But that feeling of silly is kind of fun. Being on the rebounder is a bit addictive too! So I acted like a kid and kept getting on. Maybe only 5 minutes, but I had to bounce.

My scales began to move, but until I passed the 10# mark I felt I couldn't count it. Since my weight has gone up and down with the inflammation.

Well, I am at 15 lbs lost! I think I can count it now!

I don't know that I have lost fat, I can only hope. But I do know my tummy now looks like I had my baby, not that I am still carrying it! I am sure the weight lost was inflammation. But YAY! Its going away!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am just now feeling comfortable enough to bounce a bit higher, leaving the mat. I have had a lot of vertigo over the years, and I was scared to be more aggressive, even though I was beginning to feel I could be. So I want to make clear, I have not tried to be an acrobat on the rebounder, and yet I have lost 15 lbs of something I certainly didn't need to be carrying!

My stamina is coming back! A long walk with my grandchildren doesn't make me want to collapse. I have even been to the park and played with them, while laughing instead of just trying to hang in there for their sake!

On the net you can see many advertising websites that make claims of all that rebounding can do for your health, and many amazing testimonials. I didn't buy into all that hype, preferring to go with medical studies instead. I don't know what all rebounding CAN do a body, but I must say, in my experience, its doing something!

I don't share this to brag of my loss! I want to give back to this forum! You have all helped me immensely, and I swear I would NOT be alive today, were it not for all of you!

If I can help one person here by sharing my experience, I would feel even better!!!! Just knowing I have given back some of what I was given.

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