Getting ready to write part two makes me nervous since it seems less amazing than when I set up the cliff hanger a few days ago. So I will start with some good news, I found my old Ben Harper CD's and I am doing a BH marathon while I type/watch the Giants game. Oppression you will not get me!
Here it is: if you believe in the data/theory that severe calorie restriction sets your body's genetic memory against losing weight, then you might also believe that periodic high calorie meals remind your cells that there is plenty of food so they can stop hoarding. My health guru at the gym told me this. He admitted it was an undocumented piece of urban hearsay...but I liked it. When I get around to really researching this, I will tell you what I find out.
In the mean time, I'm going to call unplanned high calorie meals "metabolism lifters". It sounds very positive to me.
193 today, same as a week ago. I cancelled some early morning tennis cuz it was blustery. But I got a good run in around 3p. Now, don't laugh, but it was only a mile. Gym cardio and running seem to have nothing in common. I was just happy to be outside, feeling the orchards pass by, talking to some birds and frogs. Good times.
"You look like gold to me." Ben Harper.