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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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I've been using Sparkpeople, which is pretty adamant about "You will not restrict beyond a certain range," and there are still some folks on the message boards who make me wince and think "Honey, you have an eating disorder. You need a doctor, not a fitness site."

I wonder if Fitocracy's competitive model encourages that?

Sparkpeople annoys me for other reasons--like its relentless perkiness--but I switched to it from Fitday largely because it has a better food database and integrates mileage tracking and water and so forth.

So I just stay away from the message boards. Because I need to take care of myself and be strong and healthy, not calorie restricting beyond all reason.

I too think people have every right to determine the body size that is right for them, and where they feel healthiest--the goal for me is not fitting into a size 8, or whatever, it's making sure my blood pressure and cholesterol are healthy.

Fitocracy is actually completely agnostic about weight/diet, officially. You CAN track it (and should for some exercises/quests), but there's no longitudinal graph, no point benefits (most things that calculate with it actually reward moving MORE bodyweight).

Having said all that, yeah, obsessive/disordered people everywhere. But most Fitocrats are pretty rational about it, and discourage the unhealthy stuff when they see it.