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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.

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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.