I don't think my calories have been up to my activity level for the past two days, but I think it balances out with the rest of the week. I kind of want to do a little experiment where I test different levels of calories to see what my real maintenance level would be. Not sure how to go about it yet! A lot of the time I think that if I up my calories, I'd see a lot more progress. But it's scary for me, because the only time I ever lost weight was by counting calories and keeping them low.
I know, I know. When I think about it I always say "well, your waist is pretty small, and your stomach is flat for the most part. your arms are nice and well...it's all junk in your trunk. that's not so bad, is it?" and people always tell me that it isnt a bad thing. Funny/awkward story, my butt was kind of a very common topic while I was at school haha. I actually had younger girls come up to me and compliment me on it, as well. It was at a time where I didn't really think of my body, so I laughed and thanked them. I guess I'm pretty lucky it goes to my butt and not anywhere super undesirable, like you said (haha I just pictured myself with guns like Popeye's).
My brother has a treasure chest of supplements and I just went and found some Magnesium pills. I don't know if I should take them though? I've been reading your and Om's journals, and it made me want to try it out. They're just Magnesium though, not Magnesium Citrate (are they different? I'm a total supplement noob). I'm deeeefinitely going to continue the challenge through PMS haha. That's like my "danger zone". If I let myself, I'd have all the junk in the house, and then feel like crap. It makes me cramps soooo much worse. Howeverrr, I was thinking of stopping the challenge on my 24 hours of travel (I tend to pig out when I'm travelling - the 14 hour flight makes me extremely restless). But maybe I should stick to it, to counteract that .
I did read it! I absolutely think you should go for it, if you can. Have you ever looked into a trip to the Maldives? Maybe with the SO (or without, since you clearly need some time apart). It's absolutely stunning. I think that if you can manage to travel around, you should totally embrace that while you can. If I didn't have an absolute bunch of worrywarts for a family, I'd have left and gone travelling ages ago! But I've never been one to cause anyone worry/stress intentionally. It's one of my dreams to see the world, haha. That's super cheesy, I know. I definitely get what you mean about wanting to get into the richness of life. I keep waiting for the richness to find me. But if we're honest with ourselves, we kinda have to make an effort and get to it, you know?