Good to see you back! I just had a (very brief) hiatus myself, due to random weirdness in my life, so I'm glad to be back too.
Thanks, and I appreciate your messages. "Random weirdness" is a good expression! With both of us back things should go a lot more smoothly here, LOL...Good to see you back! I just had a (very brief) hiatus myself, due to random weirdness in my life, so I'm glad to be back too.
Figuring out what to eat is no easier than it ever was. I did kind of pay attention to what triggered my binges, and about the only thing I saw consistently was eating. It is really hard for me to stop, and the more I eat the harder it is. It may sound funny but I am more able to hold off binges on a starvation diet than when I try to eat more. I know you have said that abstinence is easier than moderation, guess I am living proof of that.the calories look like you're starving yourself again... I'm glad to hear you're not actively trying to eat that little anymore though.
Yeah, the trainer person I work with has talked about bulking up. She thinks my weight gain is good. Maybe so, but as you say it has been a dirty, not planned process.To me it makes perfect sense that your strength should've increased when you went from starvation calories to a dirty bulk
Thanks Cate, and it does feel better physically anyway. However I know where the binge path I was on was going, and found that very uncomfortable... I suspect you are right about my metabolism, it is feeling more normal.It's great that you are physically stronger & feeling better. Your metabolism must be higher now too.
Yes I think it's much better to take a good whole look at one's overall health rather than just the number on the scale. 140 sounded really really low to me and am not surprised at all that you would feel better with extra weight. The signs of better gut health and just feeling better overall seem to confirm that. Hopefully you can find your way to the good balance of healthy eating, and no binging and finding theplace that feels like a good weight and fitness level.I started gaining weight, and at the same time started to feel better. My gut problems are much less. I don't know if there was a connection, but it sure felt like it.
Well of course! I mean, you have to realize that we are some of the few men on this forum. Who else will help "mansplain" how things are supposed to be done to all of these lovely ladies!Thanks, and I appreciate your messages. "Random weirdness" is a good expression! With both of us back things should go a lot more smoothly here, LOL...
Yes mam, if I can do that I think I will be ok.I agree that the first and most important thing is to stop the binging
Please do, in fact write a book, it would be a best seller!If I find a solution I'll be sure to share!
Thanks Liza, but its hard to imagine being "admired", not getting myself into this place would be more worthy of admiration! I think you are right about the overall health thing, but its not always easy to know what's best. We can just keep on trying.I admire your continued work on the journey.
Thanks Cate, yesterday's lunch was a bit lighter than usual, I knew we'd be out to dinner later. I have been eating a lot of fruit lately, right now we have fresh pears, apples, and peaches, hard not to eat them. Fall is coming quickly, by the time I am back from vacation I think the fruit season will have passed.Hi, Rob. I would be wanting to stuff my face if I only ate fruit during the day. Do you ever have a meal of just bits & pieces? Yesterday I had celery, cheese, raw carrot, apple, snow peas, tomato, pickled onion & some crackers. I ate it slowly & it was so filling. You could add a boiled egg or some cold meat for extra protein.
Thanks Emily, probably not as much as I enjoy your posts. You are a good writer and story teller.I'm glad to see you back Rob. I like reading about your life.
Yes, it helps. Exercise can't make up for a bad diet, but it does lessen the impact.I'm really glad you are enjoying the gym - even if food goes out the window, exercise can really help.
Right! Somebody needs to keep these ladies in line, LOL. I think they know me well enough to know my tong is stuck squarely in cheek right now.Who else will help "mansplain" how things are supposed to be done to all of these lovely ladies!
Nope. Not having a certain constitutional weakness is a lot easier and less interesting than having it and meeting it head-on.not getting myself into this place would be more worthy of admiration!
Thanks, I plan to, so far so good.Enjoy your vacation!
Not having a certain constitutional weakness is a lot easier and less interesting than having it and meeting it head-on.
LaMa, I think TDT is right, "twisted sense"! Not sure I could say I am meeting it head on, just some combination of pecking around the edges with the occasional head on charge, and the occasional (too frequent of late) lapses...This makes a certain twisted sense.
Thanks Vic, I plan to. However I won't be spending time in New Orleans until Wednesday, got some fishing and Plantation crawling to do first.Have a fun time in New Orleans!
Thanks Marisa, that should make some of us pretty big and mature by now, LOL! I do understand and appreciate what you are saying though. Its a process, and things do change as we age, lets hope a lot of those changes are for the best, the arthritis thing ain't...I also think our struggles help us mature and grow
Thanks Cate, and I hope to catch lots of fish as well, but always have fun trying. Like a lot of things it's more about the process...Hope you have a wonderful time, Rob & catch lots of delicious fish