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andy, diet

So Andy started running a fever yesterday, and he spent almost all Sunday in bed. At one point, I took him to a movie and he was complaining about the choice (Surrogates) and I got all huffy and told him he could have said no if he didn't want to go. And he said: "Is that the limit of your nurturing, 4 hours?"
I laughed. It's true, I had to be all nurturing since he seemed miserable. The movie replenished my nurturing quota for the rest of the of the day though, so I took care of him okay.

I've also been on a diet, where I try to stay under 1700 - 2000 calories most days. It is hard since I tend to average 2400 calories and higher when I go to yummy restaurants. It means that I eat only spoonfuls of yummy stuff. And I didn't finish any of the wedding cupcakes, or get to just be happily gluttonous. Sadness. Today is Day 3.

On Saturday I hung out with my ballet friend who was only eating pineapples that day. I like him. But they're all crazy.

Do you know that Red Lobster's biscuits are 150 calories each?

You know you're on a diet when you're fantasizing about Parkside's pork jowels with creamy polenta.... and some fried oysters. Mmm..



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Sep. 28th, 2009 04:19 pm (UTC)
You are counting any exercise you put in against your calorie limit, right? My current daily calorie limit is around 2100 calories, but I generally eat around 2600-2900 and burn 500-800 in exercise. The delicious food is definitely worth the time in the gym.
Sep. 28th, 2009 05:20 pm (UTC)
The "rule" I learned is that you have to burn 3500 calories to lose a pound, so if you eat 500 calories less per day than you're burning in life+exercise, you'll lose about pound a week.

The hard part is calculating what you're burning just being awake (for your metabolism, age, weight, etc.) to use as a baseline. (eg: Lance's 2100)

That said, I'm way too lazy to count calories. I just try and eat healthy foods, and since dairy products, sugary things and alcohol seem to make me allergic lately, it's pretty easy to make myself meals of a meat, a starch, a vegetable and I'm happy.
Sep. 28th, 2009 07:32 pm (UTC)
I don't exercise enough to really consider that.. I mean, I dance ballet like twice a week, and that burns 600 calories. But other stuff like walking.. it's only 100 cals or so. I should exercise more! I know.
Sep. 28th, 2009 08:28 pm (UTC)
Fitday helps me track, plus its free.

What do pork jowels taste like?
Sep. 28th, 2009 08:36 pm (UTC)
I'd rather just use a notebook, I pretty much can ballpark most calories after 8 years of calorie counting. Not that it helps.. which makes me think.... that's it's not just a matter of math.

pork jowels taste like wonderland.
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