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Friday, May 6, 2011

Crazy Fat Head

I watched a documentary lately, Fat Head. It took me a week or so, with taking a few minutes in the morning to watch, getting interrupted by Lars, watching a bit more, interrupted, listening on the way to work, working, then starting it all over again the next day. Anyway, it was great!
Taken from the website

Comedian (and former health writer) Tom Naughton replies to the blame-McDonald’s crowd by losing weight on a fat-laden fast-food diet while demonstrating that nearly everything we’ve been told about obesity and healthy eating is wrong. Along with some delicious parody of Super Size Me, Naughton serves up plenty of no-bologna facts that will stun most viewers, such as: The obesity “epidemic” has been wildly exaggerated by the CDC. People the government classifies as “overweight” have longer lifespans than people classified as “normal weight.” Having low cholesterol is unhealthy. Lowfat diets can lead to depression and type II diabetes. Saturated fat doesn’t cause heart disease — but sugars, starches and processed vegetable oils do.

So, I wrote a whole post under this and it has disappeared.  Wonderful!

Anyway, I had mentioned that next week I will be starting my newest endeavor of watching carbs.  I am not going full Adkins on anyone but I will be limiting them a bit more than normal and watching carbs more than anything else for a bit.  It really is an experiment sort of.  I was on Adkins a long time ago and was on it for about 2 months; I was strict on it as well.  It did not work for me.  In the entire two months, I lost 10 pounds and that was just in the first two weeks.  It was extremely limiting for me.  Doing it the way I will be trying is not so limiting.  It is just watching them the same way I watch my calories currently.

I am starting this next week because, well, I will say I am not pregnant, and leave it at that.  Next week will be a much better time to start. :O)

Damn, I sure liked my deleted post better.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

I've got this.

I am more than halfway to my goal #2!! Today I weighed myself and was a bit nervous to do so. See, last week I was not the good girl I should have been. Well, let me explain... no wait, it's coming to me... ummm... well, see there was this thing... errr... can I blame PMS? If so, how often can I use PMS as my scapegoat?

Last week, while horrible in my current visions, was not horrible compared to what used to be considered as such. "Horrible" in current lingo means not eating near as much as I would have even a few months ago on a bad day (fine, a bad week). Today it means eating a huge gigantic delicious bacon cheeseburger ONCE when a friend took me to lunch, rather than prior horrible times when I would each a cheeseburger for lunch and a pizza for dinner and soda and dessert... you get the point. Today it means realizing I ate said deliciousness and then keeping that in my mind the rest of the day, thus keeping me from going insane on the food around me and making it my bitch; this is what old me would have done. Nope, not new me. New me has a handle on things. That is the best way I can put it right now; I've got this. The sane part of my brain has a bit of a Neapolitan (mmmm), err, Napoleon complex. It is the smaller, yet seemingly more powerful part.

Today there are 13.5 pounds to go until I reach my #2 goal of 10%.

Someday soon, Lady Fingers crossed, I will be able to get into the pool. Sure, today it is green and coated with a fuzzy layer of cotton wood tree dander but soon it will be clear and cool on those nice hot days. I can swim off the pounds in no time!

I am so proud of Becky. You are doing such an amazing job at this! Keep it up! You look absolutely gorgeous and I am super jealous! More proud than jealous though but that is only because I take some credit for it. Because I am selfish and need that to make myself feel better about you kicking my ass in this. :O)