Fat Enders

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steve ridgway

Quote from: k a rl h e nn i ng on November 02, 2018, 03:23:44 AM
This is a challenging season;  of course, the office was awash with leftover Hallowe'en candy yesterday.  I won't say that I exerted the superhuman effort needed to shun it, entirely, and throughout the day . . . but I did only take two genuinely tiny "Mars Minis," whose calories I dutifully logged in My Fitness Pal and made part of the plan . . . .

So, this morning, inching down:  215.4 (a new low)

You'll be pleased to hear then that Mars bars are now a health food :P

"banking on the growing popularity of healthy eating and people wanting to consume healthy products on the go" :laugh:

https://m.foodingredientsfirst.com/news/mars-launches-protein-bars-under-snickers-and-mars-brands-answering-to-the-growing-demand-for-high-protein-snacks.html

k a rl h e nn i ng

Karl Henning, Ph.D.
Composer & Clarinetist
Boston MA
http://www.karlhenning.com/
[Matisse] was interested neither in fending off opposition,
nor in competing for the favor of wayward friends.
His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot

Mookalafalas

You're inspiring me again, Karl.
Finally saw 88KG on the scale again this morning. What a long slog ???
   I just gotta avoid taking the fam out for big nice meal(s) this weekend. Start heading for 86KG and 34" pants again---I'll octuple (apparently not a word) my wardrobe without spending a nickel 8)
It's all good...

k a rl h e nn i ng

Cheers!

And, I met my temporary goal this morning:  214.0

Thanksgiving is still a couple of weeks away, so let me dream large yet, and I'll set 205 as the fresh goal.
Karl Henning, Ph.D.
Composer & Clarinetist
Boston MA
http://www.karlhenning.com/
[Matisse] was interested neither in fending off opposition,
nor in competing for the favor of wayward friends.
His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot

steve ridgway

Quote from: k a rl h e nn i ng on November 04, 2018, 03:09:17 AM
Cheers!

And, I met my temporary goal this morning:  214.0

Thanksgiving is still a couple of weeks away, so let me dream large yet, and I'll set 205 as the fresh goal.

Cool. For Thanksgiving you could have your fill of turkey and vegetables, a few potatoes, just keep the desserts and sweet stuff to a minimum. Do you eat nuts then like we do at Christmas? That would be a good snack.

k a rl h e nn i ng

Aye, we do.  Good suggestion!
Karl Henning, Ph.D.
Composer & Clarinetist
Boston MA
http://www.karlhenning.com/
[Matisse] was interested neither in fending off opposition,
nor in competing for the favor of wayward friends.
His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot

steve ridgway

When I go into the office I have a couple of dozen mixed nuts (not peanuts), some cheese, an apple and often some pork pie around 11 AM which keeps me going till my meal back home at 6:30 PM. I don't have breakfast any more. This generally loses half a pound.

k a rl h e nn i ng

This morning, inching down some more:  212.6 (a new low)
Karl Henning, Ph.D.
Composer & Clarinetist
Boston MA
http://www.karlhenning.com/
[Matisse] was interested neither in fending off opposition,
nor in competing for the favor of wayward friends.
His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot

steve ridgway

That is great, I am just going up and down in a 2lb range. When you get as low as you can, try and find what you can eat long term to stay there.

k a rl h e nn i ng

Quote from: 2dogs on November 09, 2018, 08:32:21 PM
When you get as low as you can, try and find what you can eat long term to stay there.

Sound advice.

These past several weeks, I've noted a "weekend bounce," not any actual reversion, but just a relaxation of discipline/attentiveness corresponding with the cyclical relaxation from The Workweek.

This weekend, we're essentially flat (rather than having "bounced") . . . this morning's 212.8 is no great variance from Friday morning's 212.6, so I am entirely pleased.
Karl Henning, Ph.D.
Composer & Clarinetist
Boston MA
http://www.karlhenning.com/
[Matisse] was interested neither in fending off opposition,
nor in competing for the favor of wayward friends.
His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot

k a rl h e nn i ng

This morning:  212.0 (a new low)
Karl Henning, Ph.D.
Composer & Clarinetist
Boston MA
http://www.karlhenning.com/
[Matisse] was interested neither in fending off opposition,
nor in competing for the favor of wayward friends.
His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot

Jo498

There are lots of psychological tricks around health, eating, exercise and fitness.
While I had been aware of the "cheat day" helping many people going along with a restrictive diet, I more recently encountered the complement, the "perfect day". This is more for the ones slowly starting to improve their nutrition and fitness: Start with ONE day in the week without snacks, with good and moderate nutrition and exercisse. Hopefully feel much better on that day so it has been its own reward... add another "perfect day" and so on.

(Fortunately in Europe there is no Thanksgiving, so while there are some minor attacks from the realm of Confiturembourg starting in late november/early december because some of the christmas season treats appear early, the major offensive is concentrated on the Xmas days and maybe the New Year's Eve, so it is only about a week.)
Tout le malheur des hommes vient d'une seule chose, qui est de ne savoir pas demeurer en repos, dans une chambre.
- Blaise Pascal

k a rl h e nn i ng

Aye, Thanksgiving must be somehow negotiated.  I know better than to try to act as if there is no obstacle  8)  I shall try instead to keep the reversal minimal, more through new habits of feeling that I have eaten sufficiently, than of heroic attempts at refusal.
Karl Henning, Ph.D.
Composer & Clarinetist
Boston MA
http://www.karlhenning.com/
[Matisse] was interested neither in fending off opposition,
nor in competing for the favor of wayward friends.
His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot

steve ridgway

I'd try and eat more of the good stuff. Turkey meat and veg won't hurt you, maybe some nuts, cheese and fruit for afters, some cold meats. We're already receiving supermarket Christmas catalogues through the door - Advent calendars filled with wine for crying out loud :'(.

Jo498

While Advent used to be a period of fasting (and still is observed to some extent in Eastern churches, I think), there is nothing wrong with wine: liquida non frangunt ieiunum. Liquids don't break the fast. (This is why the monks came up with extra strong beer for Lent...)
Tout le malheur des hommes vient d'une seule chose, qui est de ne savoir pas demeurer en repos, dans une chambre.
- Blaise Pascal

k a rl h e nn i ng

This morning:  210.4 (a new low)
Karl Henning, Ph.D.
Composer & Clarinetist
Boston MA
http://www.karlhenning.com/
[Matisse] was interested neither in fending off opposition,
nor in competing for the favor of wayward friends.
His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot

steve ridgway

Whatever you're doing is working :).

k a rl h e nn i ng

Today was the first occasion I had to step on scale since my stroke. I presently weigh 193.8#
Karl Henning, Ph.D.
Composer & Clarinetist
Boston MA
http://www.karlhenning.com/
[Matisse] was interested neither in fending off opposition,
nor in competing for the favor of wayward friends.
His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot

André

Arrigo Boito summed it up perfectly. Read the first couplet and watch the short clip from Verdi's Falstaff.


https://www.opera-arias.com/verdi/falstaff/quand'ero-paggio/


Long gone is the time I could go through a ring... :-\

Mookalafalas

Quote from: k a rl h e nn i ng on December 29, 2018, 09:01:01 AM
Today was the first occasion I had to step on scale since my stroke. I presently weigh 193.8#

So good to hear from you Karl! I have not been at GMG much lately and actually heard about your situation from a post by Gurn at "the other" site. I'm glad to see you back, and hope that things are coming along for you.  I will not say congratulations on your plunge in weight, as I imagine it was not made willingly, or under very agreeable circumstances  :(

   For my part, I have had something of a 2 week bacchanalia. I put on about 5 kilos, but hope to take it back off again quickly (I can lose easily until I hit this really tough plateau at 89 Kilos).
It's all good...