Back again (from a marvellous Sunday workout following the best pizza I had in ages, in the company of a Swede & a Mexican)!!!
(BTW: if anybody is about to travel to London, or lives here, check out a shop called Hotel Chocolat in High Street Kensington. My Swedish friend and I went there yesterday and felt we had entered ... er, Shangri-La.
Funnily enough - that should be water on all yer mills - I actually stood in this choccie paradise without the HINT of a craving ... !!!!! I bought myself a tiny bar which I enjoyed in the evening. Yes, it survived for a few hours. Enough to make me wonder: hang ON, what's happening here?)
I was pretty shocked that some here accuse me of 'trolling'. This because, believe it or not, this is the first time I participated in an online forum. (I admit that when the term first came up, I had to slink over to my internet-savvy friend and ask her what the term meant... ). Afterwards, I felt like I had run into a bank with a banana in my trouser pocket only to be arrested under suspicion of an attempted raid.
So my current status is very slow, constant weight loss. I don't feel massive AS, but just enough to prevent me from indulging too much. In a way, delayed gratification has become easier.
Another interesting observation: when I take the oil pre-workout I seem to last longer. Counter-intuitive, since it's not really carbs or protein. If any of you exercise in a more focused fashion, I'd be happy to hear whether it's been the same for you. I would say it added about 20% to usual length & intensity and I don't feel wiped out afterwards.
I still feel I (I, I, I - not you, so put the knife down) would not want to go much below 1600-1800. Not just because of the fitness goals.
I do feel I want my health goals & methods to be for the long run
, and for the long run only - I'm thinking of issues that long-term low-calorie dieting causes, such as the danger of amenorrea, loss of bone density, lack of sufficient nutrients etc. And I maintain that whatever your doctor says NOW, he might not be so chuffed when you see him in 20 years' time. AND - isn't that exactly WHY we all want to do things differently than the starve-yourself community out there?
I hope so ...
Someone earlier said that a reduced calorie intake prolongs life - it inspired me to check out some of the websites on the issue. Did you know that the folks doing it (those we rightfully consider slightly creepy) use postal scales to weigh out their food to ensure they pre-empt lack of nutrients?
I don't own any postal scales :wink:.
No seriously - I would really be interested to hear whether you all have carefully worked-out meal plans or shopping lists, and if yes, to what extent you measure, count or plan ahead. Or do you let your (much reduced) appetite be your guide?
Blessings to all,
Pinkmug - it's sad to be ignored by you henceforth. You are a fiery one, with many a nice turn of phrase. I just see you've got a badge for posting so much, so if you're miffed it MUST mean I dealt a blow to forum etiquette. I bow my head in shame. (Sadly, you'll not believe it.) Still, instead of posting so much, why not tear yourself away from the screen and walk through the park? I'm sure you'd be back all shiny, smiling and in a more conciliatory mood. Peace?