Tom Ramcigam (magicmarmot) wrote,
Tom Ramcigam

Stress management is what it's all about these days, right?

Crikey, I just went for a short walk around the work building-- or not quite around, as I started feeling a bit woozy and cut it short.

I've been undereating again. While it's definitely showing up in the weight-loss category, I know that I've got to watch the nutrition value of what I do eat. It's difficult to do; often I am smacked with nausea or something similar, or I'll forget to eat because I'm so busy. I was on my way out the door to MLRF's Fringe show rehearsal last night when I noticed the shakiness; I chalked it up to having just gotten off the bike after a good burn, but then I realized I hadn't eaten anything for something like five hours. I grabbed a couple of peppers from the 'fridge and managed to eat one on the way over to the U of M. When I got home, I managed to eat another pepper and a half-ear of corn.

This morning I downed a slim-fast shake for breakfast, and I just had a chicken-sammich bagel for lunch. It took me two hours to eat the bagel.

This is really messing with my grocery buying. What the hell do I get, and in what quantities? Fresh fruit and vegetables, certainly-- but I'm already getting less than I used to by a significant amount, and the last batch I bought almost two weeks ago is starting to go bad. Meat-- cripes, I'm a carnivore, and right now the thought of even chicken has me urpy. Most carbs are right out. I might get some long-grain brown rice.

Last night when I got home, Barb had made a DiGiorno mini-pizza and left it on the stove to cool. She came in from outside and admonished me not to eat the pizza on the stove, as it was her dinner. I was amused, and started in: "Look! The pizza fairy came and left a tiny, cooked pizza, just for me!". It was a laugh. I didn't have the heart to tell her that the smell of the pizza was making me want to barf.

Odd side-effect: this will be the lightest that I've been in CONvergence history. Not necessarily the best shape-- that would probably be last year-- but the least weight. That's not exactly earth-shattering since I'm still beyond the carrying capacity of most Ikea furniture, but it is a positive note. Downside is that I am... well, droopy. And I'll be in the hot tub a lot. My vanity, it does suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, as well as the inevitable pull of gravity.

I won't be at my first milestone weight. I didn't expect to be, I'm thinking that's more an end-of-the-year target. We'll see how it goes, but I'm pretty happy with the progress so far.

I just wish food was happier.

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.