March 9th, 2009

lovely day we're having [khushi_icons]

Busy Day

Boy, do I have loads to do today. Collapse )

In other news, I moved 3/4 of a ton of compost into the garden and lawn this weekend, and I'm so sore it's not even funny. Unless you were watching me try to bend over and pick something up - you'd probably think that was funny. Jerks. I got sooooo sunburned because I am stupid and didn't remember that I'm ghostly white from winter and my tolerance for 8 hours in straight-up sunshine has waned. Oy.

Last night I watched a show that made me so sad - I eventually had to turn it off. It was about the super morbidly obese (over 500 pounds) and the dangers of undergoing surgery and.... Augh. It's just so sad, the desperation and ill health. I'm not going to judge anyone, because clearly getting to that point isn't about food. (It never is.)

If I may, I'm just going to put something out there for those that might want to change some habits. Take your weight. Add a 0. That's how many calories you need every day just to stay exactly as you are. So, a person that weighs 200 pounds needs 2000 calories to not change. If you wanted to lose a pound or two a week (which is the healthy amount - any more and you'll damage your skin, etc.) just drop 100 calories a day. That's it. Note that this doesn't include exercise, which you should do just because it feels good, etc. All the stuff we know. I wondered if that equation [your weight + 0 on the end = daily calories to stay the same] was well known.

(And cut out sodas. Especially diet sodas. They actually screw up your metabolism and trick your body into GAINING weight.) Now, remember that I am not judging the shape of you. Ever. I just want y'all to stick around feeling healthy and happy for as long as possible, that's all. <3

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Lastly, yesterday was the birthday of one of my most favorite people in real life and online, dovil. Now that she's so old, she can get us senior discounts for cat food, yay! Hope it was a good one, cookie, and your friends behaved. I hate that New Zealand (if it even exists - I mean, it's not on any of MY maps) is so far away. You're the only one that understands my drinking solution. (It's not a problem, you see.) :D