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09 August 2010 @ 06:28 pm
boring food post #1  

Boring food post and a bit of weight loss nattering behind the cut.

breakfast: oatmeal, consisting of (surprisingly, no doubt) oatmeal, brown sugar, cream, cinnamon, strawberries
snack: apple
lunch: 2 small dinner rolls with butter, pb&j, chips, handful of chocolate chips
snack: blueberry breakfast bar (Kellogg’s Nutrigrain: surprisingly good. Only the blueberry are good, though. The rest taste like perfume.)

This fella over at Wired wrote a fairly entertaining article on how Weight Watchers is an RPG. I rather like the mentality he presents. I tend to try to figure out small rewards for weight loss–like getting to wear my (larger) sapphire and diamond ring again when I break through the 170 pound plateau, and making myself a new long coat when I reach 165. The Rogue stripe is reserved for 155 or slimmer (and may depend on how long my hair is when I reach that weight). The whole setting aside money for a new wardrobe thing is definitely an end-game scenario. Perhaps the larger rewards are cut scenes, and one pound losses are levels? :)

WW happened to work for me up until the point that I got the idea that I’d defeated the weight monster into my head and started eating less mindfully. By far the most useful thing I took away from it, really, was portion control, which I have said eleven zillion times that I must re-instigate, and which eleven zillion times I have failed to do. But right now writing down what I’m eating should be useful. I mean, heck, it already stopped me from buying an eclair today. :)

My incredibly cool family at the park yesterday (photos by my dad):

My sister Deirdre, who is insanely strong, doing acrobatic yoga. Aah, what I wouldn’t do to be in her kind of condition…

…except, apparently, pull-ups, push-ups, sit-ups, yoga, pilates and running. :)

And Mom gets in on the acrobatic yoga action. :)

(x-posted from the essential kit)
Current Mood: pleasedpleased
Childlightchildlight on August 9th, 2010 05:36 pm (UTC)
Very Very cool pictures!!! Thanks for sharing them. I am with on the weight loss journey. I am about to eat Special K Protein bar for lunch when what I really want is a cheeseburger with french fries from my favorite place down the street. FF are my enemy!!
Wolf Lahti: Sabrinawolflahti on August 9th, 2010 05:54 pm (UTC)

It is unbelievably unfair that our physiologies are hardwired such that it takes no self-control whatsoever to eat eat eat and eat, whereas to not eat requires the restraint and willpower of a quartz stone.

If the Universe were ruled by a compassionate Organizing Principle, it would be as easy to lose weight as it is to gain it.
Geek of Weird Shit: statlerwaldorfgows on August 9th, 2010 05:55 pm (UTC)
Aah, what I wouldn’t do to be in her kind of condition…
…except, apparently, pull-ups, push-ups, sit-ups, yoga, pilates and running. :)

Oh, good lord. You and me both. :D

She and your mom do look fabulous, though.
irishkate: Storm prettyirishkate on August 9th, 2010 10:07 pm (UTC)
This! more or less exactly what I was going to say except regarding "…except, apparently, pull-ups, push-ups, sit-ups, yoga, pilates and running" I will say you beat me to saying it..
wldhrsjen3wldhrsjen3 on August 9th, 2010 06:36 pm (UTC)
You have such a cool family!!!!
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kitmizkit on August 9th, 2010 07:50 pm (UTC)
i'm not sure if he thinks it's deliberate or is just enjoying retrofitting the system, cause yeah :)
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(Anonymous) on August 9th, 2010 08:29 pm (UTC)
True! I was about to come back with a quote from the article to show that the author mentions computer RPGs specifically, but...he doesn't. Huh. My reading comprehension is obviously rubbish.
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pgmccpgmcc on August 9th, 2010 07:46 pm (UTC)
When I saw the first picture I thought it was you.

I suppose you'll wait until next week.
kitmizkit on August 9th, 2010 07:48 pm (UTC)
how flattering, if delusional. :) i'm the one in the background on the last photo. :)
Rachie: WEEE!rachie203 on August 10th, 2010 12:35 am (UTC)
Awesome pics, I am very impressed. Perhaps even more so because I lack even the motivation to develop the discipline I would need to be in the right shape to accomplish acrobatic yoga.

On a side note, as a baby-wearing groupie I'm digging the Young Indiana in a carrier action going on in the background. <3
mayakdamayakda on August 10th, 2010 12:57 pm (UTC)
Good lord, I never knew you ran away from a family of circus acrobats! Amazing!!!!
But if they were my family I might be stab them with knitting needles. :)