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Busy Day

Boy, do I have loads to do today.

Today I get to go downtown and get an official alias for work purposes. Oh, they call it a "DBA" [doing business as] but I think we all know what it really is: a secret identity to go deep undercover to break up celebrity sex rings. It's a tough job, but someone has to do it.

I hope it involves a hot pink wig, some thigh-high boots, and a gun. I've been working on my Charlie's Angels pose all weekend.

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

Oh, wait!


I was almost 100% certain that Nikki's ex-husband was going to kidnap her and take her to the "Kansas Compound" (read: YFZ Ranch) or to Mexico, and the Hendrickses would think she'd left them, and no one would know what happened. Huh. I'm interested in seeing what happens with her and Alby now.

Oh, Wanda and Lois, two peas in a pod. I loved their interactions together. Is it just me, or is anyone not giving a damn about the daughter's "life crisis?" I could care less - it feels so forced and over-amped. Not interested.

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


Mar. 10th, 2009 06:05 am (UTC)
OMG, my back aches just thinking about moving that much compost. *sends soothing hot pack*
I was hoping to get my garden going, but it snowed again last night. Grrrr.
I think I watched that same program; it's like passing an accident scene; horrifying, but hard to look away from. The thing that strikes me is that there is so much denial, and so much ignorance about the causes of obesity..and I watched as the teenager who weighed about 600 pounds was practically handfed by his mother. I just shuddered. I've looked after patients in ICU who are morbidly obese, and it sure complicates everything. The thing about gastric bypass surgery most people don't know about is that some of the major side effects of the surgery are major electrolyte imbalances, chronic diarrhea, and even death. Changing the way one eats and exercising may be slower ways to lose weight, but I think better in the long run.
*takes off nursing cap, steps off soapbox*


Are You Actually

Reading this? I'm just curious. Because that's really detail-oriented of you. Feel free to stop reading. But you can see that there's more here, so are you going to keep reading? Really? That's pretty dedicated. I'm impressed. No, really. I'm not being sarcastic, why do you get like that? See, this is the problem I have with your mother - yes. YES. I'm going there. It's time we put all of our cards on the table.

I love you, why are you doing this? After all we've been through? You don't have to be like this. You know, still reading. You could be baking a pie. And then sharing it with me.

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