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....