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09 September 2012 @ 02:15 pm
Ow, my back…  

This is dictated on my iPad so we'll see how well it works.

Last weekend, we had to go help my sister move in Madison. That wasn't so bad – after all my parents helped us move several times – but the problem was that my sister had about twice as much stuff as softlykarou and me combined. We took three car trips with my sister's and my father's cars and unloaded half of the U-Haul and still had an entire U-Haul worth of stuff to take back to store in my parents basement. I mean, my parents did store all of our stuff while we were in Japan, but even so, you'd think that a veterinary resident wouldn't need so much stuff because she's not in her apartment all the time anyway. That was actually the reason she had to move – her landlady was hoping for a replacement for the woman who lived near her for 30 years, and apparently didn't realize that a veterinary resident was not the best person to be a friend and to have barbecues with.

Anyway other than the couch, there wasn't actually that much that was heavy to move, so the actual moving wasn't bad. It was just that there was so much stuff.

So that was our Labor Day weekend. We really didn't do anything else after that because we had to spend the rest of it recovering from moving.

So, I stopped my official trying to lose weight a month ago. Since then I've lost another 3 kg, bringing the total to 22. I now weigh less than I did when softlykarou and I got married – about the same weight as I was in high school. That's pretty good, I think.

There wasn't really a trick to it either. I mean, I've been reading some caveman diet blogs lately, and they did convince me to cut down on carbohydrates, but I still eat bread occasionally, regardless of why the guy who wrote Wheat Belly says. Also, I have rice every morning for breakfast, and sometimes for dinner too, like when we have curry, and that doesn't seem to have hurt anything. I don't follow the blogs too much, because a lot of them are full of all kinds of Libertarian propaganda bullshit and/or Natural News-style fear mongering, but they do have good recipes.

I don't want to evangelize too much, and diets are pretty personal so it's difficult to say whether it helps anyone else, but this is what works for me, and it worked really well too. I can eat pretty much as much as I want, but that doesn't actually end up being that much. I'm not hungry all that often because fat is really filling. I actually think I eat less than I otherwise would just because I get anywhere from 40 to 50% of my daily calories from fat. Just yesterday I ended up trying full-fat Greek yogurt and I could barely finish my breakfast because I was full almost before I was done eating. It's not like I was eating a giant tub of it either. It was just an 8 ounce container.

The JLPT registration just started. I'm not sure I'm ready for level III yet, but I'm going to take it anyway. I'll have to study a lot harder in these next four months if I want to pass. Well, translating more blog entries for our Rachel and Brian in Chicago blog should help with that also. I've really been letting those slip lately and I need to get on that.

Edit: I almost forgot! I'm on Goodreads now! If you're on there too and want to read my reviews or suggest books to me, add me! I'm pretty active there but most of the friends I have aren't, so more activity would be neat. (^_^)

If you're using LoseIt, you can add me too, though I'm not sure how to do that. I might as well be social if I'm using social networking...

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q99q99 on September 10th, 2012 05:10 am (UTC)
-There wasn't really a trick to it either. -

It's the trick ones I worry about. Ultimately whatever you do, it's all about habits.
dorchadas: Dreams are olderdorchadas on September 10th, 2012 11:03 pm (UTC)
Yeah. "Dieting to lose weight" is a path to failure. Just stop eating so much crap food and everything else will take care of itself.