Friday, October 21, 2011

The Crazy Busy Weekend Begins...Same Scale Result...Reading for Review: THE SMARTER SCIENCE OF SLIM, and it couldn't have come at a better time for a seafood-deprived, super-peeved about it Princess. :)

What I'm reading as I sip my tea before getting showered/shampooed/dressed for family stuff--and I need that shower as I reek of onions from preparing the Tortilla de Patatas con Cebollas that I promised my late nephew to make for his birthday (today). It came out exactly like the pic, too. :D I made it last year...and it was yummy. I halved the recipe, didn't use anywhere near that amount of oil (more like sauteed the potatoes than fried them), and figure it's enough for my siblings and immediate fam to have a small bit in memory of my nephew after the mass (or before, whatever).

Oh! Um sorry for the sidetrack. HERE is what I began reading today, cause if I keep seeing 180.4 on the scale, I will tear a chunk of hair out:

  • Jonathan Bailor
    • The Smarter Science of Slim (Aavia Publishing, 2012)
    • "Proven and practical." -- Dr. Theodoros Kelesidis, Harvard & UCLA Medical Schools
    • "Smart and health promoting." -- Dr. JoAnn E. Manson, Harvard Medical School
    • "I heartily recommend this book."- Dr. John J. Ratey, Harvard Medical School
    • "An important work." -- Dr. Anthony Accurso, Johns Hopkins

Mostly, I'm reading it because I think it's idiotic that 180 lbs is maintained by 1500-1600 calories in a person who exercises regularly and never goes on binges anymore.  Normally, that would maintain, what, 135? 140? Having been obese didn't help, so I have to see if there's a therapeutic pathway here...or, yes, I'll accept I'm broken and deal with it.

Cause, yeah, I always knew I was a genetic/metabolic mess, but at this point, I want to see if HEALING this mess is feasible. I want to heal so I can lose more but not eat insanely low calories to maintain it. IF POSSIBLE. Mr. Bailor says it is. I want to see for myself... It has lots of recommendations from folks in the medical/research field. It's written in a layperson friendly way with a sense of humor (not a jokefest, but the author's personality comes through).

If I can get a more normal metabolism despite all my fricken obstacles, I'm going for it. And I'm so ticked off (the peeve) that I can't eat seafood. SO UNBELIEVABLY ticked that scallops, salmon, corvina, shrimp, lobster, crab, red snapper, mahi mahi, etc are not safe foods for me. So unfair. (Sigh, there, I vented.)

But you know what it proves? If you have a horrible reaction to a food (as in life-threatening), even if it's your fave type of protein, you won't eat it. I haven't had seafood since 1997, December... And I used to eat seafood 3 to 4 x a week. But I can't. So, I don't.

If you think you can't stop eating this or that food, it's a lie. You can. Just think of it as threatening your life, and that makes a world of difference in how you see it.  And if you're obese and that food is some crap/treat/junk food, it IS threatening your life. Think of it the way I think of seafood: just cannot touch it. Or I'll die.

Anyway, I'll be planning to get the CDCC update post up at some time today, as it'll be a busy weekend and I don't want to delay it and cause problems for anyone. If you need to update sooner than Sunday, do so. No excuses, folks. Just update already and on time, yes? If you have to go away or are gonna be partying up a storm, update BEFORE you leave, yes, or just send me an email or leave a comment. THANKS.

Happy weekend to all....and be well....


Suzan said...

I know how hard it is eat well and exercise well, and then weigh in, and not see the scale move. I've been there more times than I can count. When I get home from this ridiculously long business trip, I'm cutting my carbs and also taking one tablespoon of MCT oil in between my meals to see if that will jump start my metabolism.

Hugs to you! :-)

Caron said...

Seriously, maybe your scale is stuck at that weight? Has your husband tried weighing to see if it comes up different? That's probably not the problem but I almost never weigh the same thing two days in a row. :)

Princess Dieter said...

Caron, it's totally freaky. Hubby weighs daily (he has to keep weight UP, so he checks to not get below 166). He varies daily. Me, 180.4. Today makes 6 days in a row. And it's really beyond weird. Makes me totally start to believe this is a's how weird this is. I do not eat the same foods every day. Or drink the exact same ounces of fluid. Or sleep the same hours. Or exercise the same intensity, time, etc. Whoa. I'm spooking myself. ; )

Yum Yucky said...

When my scale get stuck like that, I leave it alone for a really long while. That kinda frustration is a clue that me and scale need some time apart so I can focus on just being healthy instead of counting/weighing/etc.

I do not authorize you to tear out hair chunks.

prairieprincess said...

I will be very interested to hear what you learn from this book. It sounds like a very good book!

Rachellabelle - My Hips Don't Lie said...

I totally sympathize with what you're going through. I have been the same weight (to the decimal point) since last Saturday. Forget that I'm exercising, doing low carb and running around like crazy at my job. SAME. DAMN. WEIGHT. And like you, I keep my calories low (in the 1200-1300 range).

Jennifer said...

i agree, that is very strange! at 155, i maintain at around 2100, or 2300 if i'm working out regularly. of course, i'm only in my 20's. but still!! i would be frustrated too!

Bluezy said...

Babe, if you DO pull out a chunk of may tip the scale by a fraction. LOL. So sad. I love scallops. I love Paella my mom would use chorizo de Bilbao (a Portuguese sausage way less greasy chorizo) and scallops...
The only red snapper I don't miss is that delivered by TOM. I am so funny! I don't eat enough fish. But on the brighter note, I read an awful story about the ocean and the number of dead dolphins that are counted on the shores that no one really thinks about. Pollution is like a toxic marinade killing our little sea buddies. So the bright side of this sad story is that the less you eat, the possibly safer you are. If that makes sense.AND kind of makes one want to go Primal..and organic.

Julie said...

My scale isn't saying the exact same thing but it's not moving like it should either and I'm really not screwing up the bad, at least in the food part and i can't do anything about the eexercise part except learn. A new week, new challegnes. Keep working Mir, it'll happens, that scale will jump and so will you, for joy that is.
Take care and have a blessed weekend.

Kathleen said...

I can identify with the nasty metabolism. I will say that occasionally boosting calories seemed to help. The hard thing for me is that it helps temporarily and then I'm used to eating more again.