Last night Bobby went over to a friend’s house; I started watching Brokeback Mountain. I fell asleep around 12:30 and when I woke up around 1:30, Bobby still wasn’t home. I decided to wait up for him, but doing resulted in me becoming starving by the time that happened (around 2:30). I think I made a good choice and had a few bites of a low-cal, low-carb wrap with some almond butter. I was full almost immediately and was able to go to sleep.
I woke up this morning and did a 45-minute yoga video – it was invigorating and refreshing. Then we walked (1 mile) to the farmers’ market. I had lots of samples of fruit (no pics). I got all of this for $5: 3 heads of cauliflower, 2 mini heads of romanesco, 1 huge bag of beans, 1 huge bag of carrots and peppers, and a bonus heirloom tomato.
I also got 5.35 pounds of nectarines for $5.35, and 4 “imperfect” pears at $.75/pound.
We walked back home and I had a huge fresh nectarine chopped up with Fage 0% and some cinnamon. I also had a few cups of the fresh cauliflower dipped in hummus (pictured) and some baby carrots (unpictured).
Around 5 I was getting hungry again so I had another nectarine. It wasn’t perfectly ripe yet, but still flavorful and crunchy.
Bobby and I went for a 3-ish mile walk to get some fresh air – it’s beautiful today.
While I made dinner I snacked on a few of the raspberries that Bobby bought at the farmers’ market today (that’s Bobby’s hand).
For dinner I made 2 things – a stir-fry with some of the new veggies (mushrooms, carrots, beans, cauliflower, onions), and a frozen dinner by Bertolli – Shrimp & Penne Primavera. I had seconds of each of these.
Afterwards I had a plum (poor thing – it’s so bruised!) and some more cauliflower with hummus and a little almond butter. Later on for a snack I had a low-carb/low-cal Sonoma wrap with some almond butter.
I don’t think I mentioned this yet, but I did get into the choir I auditioned for! I’ll have my first practice on Tuesday. I’m really excited.
I’ve spent every waking moment of free time reading my new book, Rethinking Thin. It’s incredibly interesting and informative. So far one of the most interesting things I’ve read was about a study done on several conscientious objectors during World War II. Instead of military service, they offered to participate in a medical study researching what would happen if non-overweight people were forced to lose a lot of weight. After and during the weight loss the men became obsessed with food. And not just food – anything to do with it. They would salivate while dreaming up recipes, some began collecting hot-pots, and they lost sexual drive. The obsession was so bad they they would binge and quickly return to their normal weights.
I think (so far) that the main point of the book is that we all have a set weight… and typically we stay within 20-30 pounds of that set weight. When we are on the low end, we feel great. However, to be in the low end we have to be fairly restrictive. On the other hand, we can eat whatever we want and still not exceed the 20-30 pound range unless we are really gorging. The body wants to be in that range, and it is incredibly difficult to get out of. If the study with the conscientious objectors is accurate, our bodies will go so far as creating an obsession to bring us back to the range.