Smack and Cheese

Friday, January 31, 2014

My maintenance weight set point seems to have gone down a pound.

I'm still "overweight" though.

Yup. I've got my BMI down to 25.1, which counts as overweight, whereas 24.99 is considered "healthy". Think about it. If I could lose one more pound, I'd magically be a healthy weight, instead of this nasty overweight state that I currently exist in. (Um, that statement was loaded pretty thick with irony, just in case I had to tell you that.)

I'm ecstatic that I managed, somehow, to go down a pound, after 34 weeks of maintaining my weight.

I just read an article that says I could lose more body fat if I would cut out eating carbs in the evening. Which, okay, good to know. But I can stay the way I am (which I am happy with) and eat carbs in the evening if I feel like, or not if I don't. So, the thing is, I am not a body worshipper, and I believe a healthy lifestyle has to be sustainable. So I am not going to do that "no carbs in the evening" thing.

I recently rediscovered pasta. It's been on my Not-Worth-It list for a year and a half now. But a cardboard box of frozen mac-and-cheese (mmm, comfort food) can be had for 240 calories. If I then re-plate it, and jazz it up with, say, spinach (iron!) or broccoli (vitamin C!) and sprinkle a little shaved parmesan on top, I have a wonderful meal of pasta for lunch. I know it's processed, not "clean", but it actually works for me. I do have to make sure I get a lot of protein from other sources during the day, like yogurt, protein bars, or a smoothie, but still.

I can have macaroni and cheese and maintain my weight too. (Or lose a pound, even.) And that makes me smile.
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    O! You got me with the provocative title! What a hook! Great that you're not sucked into the no-carb trend. You CAN have it all, can't you! Congrats on your massive weight loss. BTW, I eat my KD sans milk & margerine, mainly cuz I'm poor, but it tastes good to me, too, and has even less cals, tho less calcium, too. :))
    2628 days ago
    Like the way you have your pasta and eat it too!
    2631 days ago
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    Good for you!! Your weight is good and you are keeping things balanced. So emoticon emoticon I love Mac and Cheese myself. emoticon
    2631 days ago
    You need to do what works for you. The numbers that the medical community put out are arbitrary, change over time as more drugs are developed, and have little to do with your personal reality! Within reason, I take them with a grain of salt.
    2631 days ago
  • MIKE6669
    Very cunning. I guess that's why you're in Slytherin.
    2631 days ago
    I think carbs have gotten a bum rap the past few years. When I try to eat as few carbs as possible I never lose. Actually I blame that long plateau I was stuck at on carb watching. Once I went back to SP's 50-30-20 diet BAM the weight starting coming off again!
    2631 days ago
  • LJOYCE55
    I agree with the frozen mac and cheese. It keeps it down to one serving and a measured one at that. You know exactly what you are eating and its not as though this is your go-to lunch. Keeps you from banning food from your diet and keeps you from guilt. Clever of you.
    2631 days ago
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