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September 10th, 2004
Can I be a nag and say that you didn't eat enough earlier so you went crazy at the buffet? A rice cake and a peanut butter crunch are not adequate nutrition for the majority of the day. No wonder you inhaled the buffet bar. I would too on that amount of calories!
Enough chiding. One day is just one day. And you have a lot of free calories to use up. Even if you gained a few pounds, you are still fine. And, most importantly, you got your money's worth, dammit!!! Gotta get those priorities straight...
...and I had enough wine for both of us tonight, I've got you covered on the drinking part. ;)
You can always be a nag, but I think you're wrong about that being why I went crazy in the buffet. I generally don't eat much more than 400 - 600 calories in a day (not including dinner), and that's twice or more what I used to eat. Dinner is generally my high-calorie meal of the day, but I mostly keep it to 400 - 1000 calories. I don't usually get hungry. I used to go several days without eating, and not really notice until around the third or fourth day when I'd get these really bad headaches and feel kind of faint. I have food=comfort issues, so sometimes I just need to scarf down a banana split, but I don't really get hungry much.
I went crazy at the buffet because A) I had to get my money's worth, B) it was the Best. Shrimp scampi. EVER. Seriously. It was unbelievable. and C) I made a conscious decision (after much thought and deliberation) to deliberately go over my calorie budget while trying to make myself believe that it was okay to do so.
That C) is pretty important. I have serious issues with going over my RMR amount of calories in a day, and actually, I much prefer to be about 100 - 200 calories under my RMR for safety's sake. I did go a little nuts, but I think that's okay once in awhile too, and I need to get to where I'm not terrified of doing that.
Somewhere in between being terrified of eating too much, and wanting to eat too much for comfort reasons, there must be a happy medium. Slowly but surely, I'm trying to find my way there. :-)
But I love you, and your nags are valuable to me, so please step in any time.
And then Dad went and made S'Mores brownies. heh
Add another 500 calories on there for me, someone.
I really think you should stop counting calories. Esp since your doc said to STOP losing weight.
I am really worried that you are heading down a bad path.
MrsV, I will nag you, in love of course, too.
Don't count calories! It's baaaaaaad. Honest. Even after having the surgery I don't count them. It's too obsessive for me.
You are priceless, remember that.
*hugs and smooches*
I see what you're saying (you and KAKFB), but honestly, the only way I can maintain control over my weight (whether gaining or losing) is to keep track. Plus, I need to make sure I get enough of certain things. I can't just eyeball it -- that was just not working for me, and I lost weight even faster before I started counting because I didn't want to gain so I would seriously err on the side of eating too little. Before I started counting, I was staying around 400 - 600 calories a day, if that. Now that I'm counting, I can eat more, actually.
Anyway, this is one of the things I'm going to bring up with the dietician. She has experience working with people with eating disorders, so if she thinks I have an eating disorder, then that's something to work on.
Personally, I think I have control issues more than an eating disorder at this point, but I'm open to other opinions. :-)
Fear not, tommorrow is sushi day. Im getting up in four hours for dawn patrol,hopefully get some good shots..... hopefully...nighttime w/ digital isnt exactly optimum conditions.
I think you were fine up to the 3 eclairs. If its any consolation, I went higher than I wanted to today. Must be all the helium burn off from the balloons.... mind control I tell ya
hmm who was it that was lecturing me recently about not eating enough? I have to agree with Zootnarf.. before the buffet you had not eaten nearly enough.
I should talk though
okay.. going back to my corner now.
Hahaha! That's entirely different because it was me giving you advice. LOL!!!
Anyway, even if I restrict calories, I make absolutely sure that I get enough protein and fat (carbs seem to take care of themselves) and vitamins and so forth. I don't go for things like just a carrot stick all day, ya know?
Yes, it's not good to restrict calories too much, but if I do, at least I'm also watching the macronutrients.
At least, that's my excuse. :-)
You should have had wine with dinner, love. ;)
Although, I think Zootie had enough for both of you last night. *L*
I agree with Zootie and Justtra, but you knew that. You need to be eating little meals throughout the day. Not one big-ass meal at the end of the day. Try to think of your body as a machine that needs to be fueled throughout the day to keep running well.
Please stop worrying about the numbers. I know you have that appt on Tuesday and that's why you're doing it, but calories and the numbers on the scale do not mean nearly as much as how you feel in your body.
I love you dearly, but you know that already. I need you healthy and happy, love.
Don't make me come up there. :P
No, the appointment on Tuesday isn't why I'm doing it. This is what I always do. And actually, "little meals throughout the day" is exactly what I'm going for, hence the protein shake in the morning and the 4 rice cakes spread out through the day.
I never used to eat during the day at all: the fact that I eat anything before dinner is a positive step.
I can understand that. Maybe the next step can be slightly bigger meals during the day. Half a sammich or whatever it is you're eating these days. ;)
Baby steps are totally fine, love. We all need them at times.
I will vouch for her. She's not starving herself. When not on a liquid diet, she averages around 1700 calorie, which for her numbers is pretty neutral. Some days she goes lower, some she goes higher, much higher. I swear upon my immortal soul that if I ever catch her starving herself Ill tie her down and force feed her, and Im pretty sure I can get charlie to help, or at least take pictures.
Now, if you want to yell at her, yell at her for wanting to stay the same weight instead of adding 20lbs or so as a future warchest against disease.
Good point. Rob has access to my Fitday journal. :-)
You TELL 'em, Rob!
*pokes* gain more
I luver you mrsv
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