@PaleoMom: Oh, I see. Well, I still think that's a better place to be
What exactly would cutting cals look like for you? IIRC you're just eating to appetite right now, but I think eating to appetite is probably more than one really needs If you feel like you can sustain under what you are currently eating, then what's the harm? If not, then please don't make yourself crazy. You should do whatever makes you feel best. From what you just wrote, actively cutting might not make you feel best.I was tossing around the idea of cutting cals, but I don't think I can face it right now... maybe at the end of the month, when things have settled a bit... it's all too mad right now. Are you planning to cut, or go with the flow?
As for me, I recently tracked my "eat to appetite" calories out of curiously and I am sometimes not even breaking 1800 cals. So... no on the cutting. My priorities right now have been on getting more exercise - hiking and lifting - not food.
That is a great article. It speaks to the greatest place I've come to recently, which is the realization that a bit of stomach pooch is not going to be the deciding factor on whether somebody loves me or not. This seems like more than bit of a duh but obviously it isn't. We see ourselves through the most distorted of lenses... If you are a good person you will be loved for who you are and no one who is worth anything at all will give a flying f---- what you look like (besides you, of course). If you are selfish and negative you could wear size 00 jeggings and you're still never going to get anything valuable out of life. I see this over and over again and know that it is true. It isn't just a dream. It's really tough to think this way when you're feeling badly, though. Whether it be from lack of sleep (how close to bedtime are you eating?), low temps, whathaveyou. You think, "well, if I'm going to feel like crap, can't I at least be skinny?" Yeah. And I'm sorry about what's happening on the other thread, but I don't think they mean to be hurtful. There is conventional wisdom wherever you go, even on MDA.Thanks for that article! I actually found this one this morning, which I loved and thought was beautiful. I really like Matt Stone's attitude. http://180degreehealth.com/2013/04/t...-trouble-spots
Be strong and be healthy. Get exercise. Eat what makes you feel good. Be a valuable human being and spend time with people of equal if not greater worth. I know it's more complicated than that, but hopefully when you get some of these other issues under control it won't be.
Well, how far off topic have we strayed today, Emma? orz
*off to ramble at someone else now*