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Hello tiredness, my old friend...

So, the fatigue begins again.

It seems a little unfair to be that my life is to be controlled by my inability to sleep normally, but what can you do. Cry in frustration? I'm not quite at that stage yet. Maybe soon, but not yet.

I'm going to have to cancel an appointment I am supposed to be at this afternoon, as it will be too hot. This frustrates me, as it was a chance to help in the lack of sleep. Recently, though, I seem to be worse at coping with heat than normal, and I'm not really in the mood to pass out while on the way to an appointment.

I woke up this morning with a severe case of the "I'm so gargantiously fat"s. So I have devised my new 'Breakfast of Champions', which I'm hoping may turn into a 'Snack-time of Champions' rather than chocolate or chips or something equally bloatful.

Basically it's japanese green tea (matcha) made normally, except with milk and a little sugar. It tastes like a (hot and not quite as thick) green tea smoothie, or so I tell myself. It's filling (so I tell myself) and crammed full of antioxidants and other good things. Eventually I might even cut out the sugar entirely.

I've revised my ideal weight - now I only need to lose between 5 and 7 kilograms. Still, that's 5-7 kg of pure lard, fit for nothing but roasting potatos. Crap... now I crave...

I am still plotting my meal of salmon roe. It keeps me going through the dark times. Isn't it strange that someone as fussy as me about food can be so obsessed with fish ova?

The DnD game seems to be going ahead with momentum that is now beyond my control. I've got the firs session planned out, I'm already getting the first session jitters, and I am slowly learning to rules. I'm such a nerd.


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Feb. 19th, 2004 04:48 pm (UTC)
Likewise for me and Japan - but that is rapidly approaching, and the weight is decidedly not shifting. I guess for me it's more of a worry of a) not being able to fit into my clothes anymore and b) having my mother talk to my extended family about how chubby I've gotten when we get back.

Because my parents like discussing my percieved failings with others. Sigh.

And yeah, give me more info on your character. Info good.
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Feb. 21st, 2004 02:10 am (UTC)
April 14-28th, because my mother is paying for it, and for two weeks. I didn't actively not tell you, we just haven't caught up for ages.
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Feb. 22nd, 2004 03:20 am (UTC)
Not very likely. I've mentioned my trip several times to Mrs Nagae, but because she hasn't mentioned anything about going for a grading it doesn't seem very likely to me. Which is a bit sad, but what can you do? Also, because I'm only staying for a little while I probably won't have time to demonstrate that I'm not a complete hack to the sensei over there - and it strikes me as a little rude just to show up on their doorstep for a grading.

But time will tell.

Mostly my mother and I will be doing the museum/shine visiting thing - she's coming over as part of her master's degree in asian studies, and I'm basically a fan-girl. :)

Any suggestions of where to go?
Feb. 19th, 2004 04:03 pm (UTC)
You need to eat more than that.

Particularly at breakfast, there's no complex carbohydrates or protein in that meal. If you use that approach your body will enter preservation mode, and lower your metabolism. This inevitably has a negative impact on your weight level as you get hungry during the day, eat, find that the body doesn't have any metabolism to burn the food that that you're eating and hence, it all gets stored as fat..

Breakfast serves as the everyday jumpstart for the metabolism. It's why it's often termed the "most important meal of the day". Always make sure you put something healthy and filling into your belly.. etc.. etc..

PS. You aren't fat. But these are healthy living tips.

which you probably already know.. heh..

Feb. 19th, 2004 04:44 pm (UTC)
While I agree with what you're saying, I find it a little counter-productive to eat when I'm not hungry. And I'm one of those people who is rarely hungry at breakfast time. SO while I make plans like "I will have one piece of whole-grain toast with vegimite" on it, it never happens. Sad, but true.

And milk is full of protein and complex carbohydrates - just not enough to make a real impact on my metabolism. Especially when it's just a dash in some tea. But, you know, I'm a biological scientist, and sometimes I can't shake the habit. :)

But I figure that one cup of coffee and two cups of green tea with milk is better for me than three or four cups of coffee. Not MUCH better, but a little better all the same. ;P
Feb. 19th, 2004 07:31 pm (UTC)
I commend to you the joys of fruit. Or if you can't be bothered with fruit, keeping it, the effort of chewing and so forth, go the fruit juice. Not as intensively eating-centered as toast but probably better than green tea smoothies, tasty though they be :)
Feb. 21st, 2004 07:46 pm (UTC)

And I'm one of those people who is rarely hungry at breakfast time.

Don't eat straight away, maybe... take stuff and eat it at work. Especially if have to walk any distance before getting there, you might find that that effort gets your hunger happenin'

I find that I'm much, much hungrier when I wake up if I've slept till I wake up, as opposed to the alarm getting me up.

random thoughts from a random passerby :)

Feb. 20th, 2004 01:07 am (UTC)
I *hate* the heat - I was auditing today, and by mid afternoon was nearly throwing up from heat stress.

BTW - what James said about the breakfast. I have breakfast once I get to work, by that stage I've been moving around for an hour or so, while I only have rye toast with vegemite and a mocha latte (yes, I'm a yuppie - mock me), at least there is protein and complex carbohydrates between the toast and vegemite.

Eating in the morning kick-starts your motabolism, not eating means you are LESs likely to lose weight.
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