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Five Monday Things Make a Monday Post

*waves at friends from the World's Tallest Basement*

Yay! It's Monday. [/sarcasm]

  1. The secret to losing weight is to eat a whole lot less than you've been eating. The secret to doing that, apparently, is to take it in phases--first give up all crap food* but eat as much as you want of good food** for about six months; then for another six months cut good food consumption back to the caloric levels recommended for your height, build and age by "recognized authorities"; and finally decide that you're gonna have to get used to being hungrier than that because the authorities are wrong--which for me is involving some hypnosis.
  2. Google Chrome does not yet apparently support Windows XP Professional in the NT Server environment. Alas! Because I really like it at home, and I'd like to like it at work.
  3. Dean Winchester really is a very attractive character.
  4. It is a bit of a slog, getting through Battlestar Galactica season 2.0 because of all the dire containing no Leoben.
  5. Working thirteen hour days--news flash--continues to suck***.

*Crap food contains: HCFS or any other kind of corn that isn't actual yellow kernels you can see, MSG in any form (and oh! there are so many forms!), hydrogenated or altered fats, growth hormones, artificial sweeteners, artificial colors, artificial flavors, stuff with more than five ingredients--particularly if you're not sure how some of them are pronounced or can't picture them in your head; flesh of animals fed their own kind.

**Good food: Pretty much everything else.

***Although I overslept and came in quite late, so really? More like an 11.5 hour day. Slacker!


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Sep. 8th, 2008 10:08 pm (UTC)
Too bad we can't just survive on drinking in the beauty that is Dean Winchester! I would be willing to live on brown rice and water if I could lick him every day. *sighs dreamily*
Sep. 8th, 2008 10:12 pm (UTC)
Salty goodness!
Sep. 8th, 2008 10:59 pm (UTC)
I'd argue that whatever weight you are when you eat a balanced diet of healthy foods *is* the right weight for you--not everybody is meant to be skinny.
Sep. 8th, 2008 11:27 pm (UTC)
Generally, I'm completely in agreement. I imagine, in fact, that my own natural weight is twenty or thirty pounds north of what fashion would prefer--it always was.

But (and this, is, as they say, a big butt), I would argue that one's natural weight is the weight of one's body after eating righly for two or three years.

Nobody is naturally as fat as many of us have become over a lifetime of eating soylent green. My big discovery is that the path back to natural body weight is a lot deal longer than most people would like.

Meanwhile, I do think it's okay to refrain from, say, ordering a bespoke suit. Wait a while. See where you land.
Sep. 9th, 2008 04:38 pm (UTC)
One aspect, as you and I have struggled through this perfect weight issue is the American Health Assoc. (or what ever they call themselves) "recommends" that you consume X number of servings every day of all of these grains, dairys, protiens, fruits and vegetables. I suspect it was a hard battle to make sure all of the industries were happy that they would be able to seel enough product. So, in my opinion, the number of servings per day are extremely large. Really, who can consume 5 servings of fruit a day? You would be eating fruit non-stop! Then how would you have room or time to eat all the vegetables? Or drink the milk? We should be eating 24 hours a day to consume all of the "required" foods.

So, yes, to loose weight we must eat less! And significantly less in order to get the body to change how it is storing fats. A hard truth to swallow but it seems it is the only path to weight lose.

As for working 13 hour days, There is NO WAY that would ever NOT SUCK!
Sep. 9th, 2008 05:09 pm (UTC)
You're right! I hadn't thought about it. I mean, if a "serving" of vegetables is a bite or two then yeah, I guess we could manage five or six or however many they say.

I think you could take the recommendations and stretch them out over a week and be a lot healthier!
Sep. 9th, 2008 09:40 pm (UTC)
Have you seen the pro-HFCS commercials? They are infuriating!
Sep. 9th, 2008 09:49 pm (UTC)
No--because I don't have a TV that actually receives a broadcast or cable signal, but I've read about this travesty on the food blogs.

Way I see it? We (the foodies) have got them on the run. They wouldn't advertise if they didn't feel the pressure.

Still, evil.
Sep. 9th, 2008 09:53 pm (UTC)
Oh, okay, link. Now I've seen the commercial (thanks). That is evil on so many levels, not the least of which is its targeting some of the poorest Americans through the use of an Afircan American woman "protagonist."

And of course, "Stupid skinny white woman spouting crap she heard at her health club."

And "if we say the word 'moderation' we're not at fault."

And...*stops before exploding*.

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