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March 2017



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me and a troll

they had one thing in common. they were good in bed.

Achievement unlocked: tree pose with my foot on my opposite thigh, not the knee or calf.

Also, back down to more or less my lowest weight since I started this journey, which is where I was pre-West-Nile virus.

I'm really happy with myself right now, and happy with my physical strength and stamina. I'm exercising enough, currently, that the challenge is keeping up with my body's protein and carbohydrate demands in a healthy way, which also means I can be a little more self-indulgent in terms of The Discipline than I have been for a long time.

Man, it's nice to have a cider or a cookie basically whenever I want. I mean, I'm still hungry a lot (I'm hungry right now: I get to start making dinner in half an hour, though) but it's not a rigorously controlled 1700 calories a day. It's more like 2100 with some slough in it, and since I've gotten really good at getting all my nutrients into 1700 calories, I've got 400 calories of eating stuff basically because it tastes good to play with.

Which means tonight I am making little individual chocolate chip microwave blondies, after scott_lynch and I get back from weightlifting.

In other news, Shoggoths in Bloom publication date and the Titanium Physicists podcast discussed over on the other blog.


I don't know if I eat enough protein--I don't really track it. I keep almonds and hazelnuts around, I eat 3 meals and 3 snacks a day, my cereal has a lot of protein (for a cereal; 7 g I think). I learned the hard way a few years ago that I need to have protein regularly. (I'm vegetarian, and I sort of follow diabetic eating guidelines, since they seem to work for me. I don't count carbs, but if I have starch, I make sure there's protein to balance it.) Sometimes I start to fiend for protein, and that's when I get the tub o cottage cheese.

The fitocracy "weight loss" group is kind of focused on calorie restriction, though some people talk about doing paleo or other fad diets. I should really leave the group so it doesn't keep showing on my feed. Though I can mostly ignore it, even if I really have to fight the urge to comment "and do you pass out from hypoglycemia twice a day?"

I'm 5'2", 140 lbs, and, aside from the massive thigh problem and being short waisted, I can fit into a size 10 or 12. I'm fine with that. I'd like to have smaller thighs, and in theory building muscle gets rid of fat; I'm still waiting for that to happen.

Thanks for the link! I'll have a look at those later. I need to get ready to get out the door.
It sounds to me like you might be getting hungry because you're not eating enough protein. For me, when I'm doing strength exercises, I aim for one gram of protein per kilogram of me per day, and possibly a little more.

It seems like you eat dairy: fat free Greek yogurt and whey protein powder are both good places to pick up 20 grams of protein without noticing it.

I restrict calories, but I've been trying to lose 130 pounds (have gotten rid of 100) and I do not believe in restricting my intake beyond a certain point.

Also, you may find that if you are getting enough protein and brown carbs (they really do level out the blood sugar--I've had blood sugar issues for years and going mostly low-glycemic has made a huge change for me) then you're not hungry and have better energy.