April's CR Diary

A diary of a 30 year old woman following CRON, or Caloric Restriction with Optimal Nutrition, for health and life extension.

Monday, October 25, 2004

Is It Good Luck If the Heel Falls Off Your Shoe?

For some reason, I think it is. I hope so because I just lost a heel. That's okay, I'd worn this pair for months and they were $10 secondhand.

I haven't eaten since I last wrote, I just felt like saying hi. I'm still at work, but not needed at the moment. I did drink a cup of herbal tea and a glass of seltzer water with lime. I love limes. I could swim in lime juice. I'm sure you can find a spa where they charge you $200 to do that. "April Seviche" it would be called... pickling oneself in lime juice. I have heard of a margarita facial... when you give yourself a facial with lime juice, salt and tequilla. I assure you, I have not done it. I left off with those food on the face fads back in high school when my best friend and I steamed our faced with teabags before the prom. Here's a scary thought... I bet I could fit into the dress I wore to the high school prom!

Hey... great to hear from Fruitgirl again! I was just wondering the other day if you were out there! You noticed the lack of walking reported... the move hit just at the change of seasons, and threw off my routine. I no longer have the beautiful four mile trek into town and back, and it's cold anyway. So I am now forced to take the walk inside. Luckily, the apartment complex has a gym, so I'll be treadmilling there. I usually do thirty mins a day. This morning I treadmilled at the hotel where I'm staying... it's so nice that these days most hotels have work out rooms. I don't exercise that much... just walking, which makes me feel good both mentally and physically. I don't want to burn to many calories when I could be eating less instead, and for serious life extension, exercise isn't of particular benefit. In fact, it's a negative if it makes you eat more. So I just walk!

I'll have to ask Mom's permission before posting her info, but she eats basically what I do, only with a few more grains and beans and no dairy because she can't do milk. She can eat a little cheese. She is also okay with eating free range meat. She travels a lot for her job and encounters all kinds of interesting food. Recently, she went to Germany and brought us back some great German wine. She has been doing Weight Watchers for a long time, so sometimes for convenience she'll eat a Weight Watchers nutrition bar or something like that. When I was a kid, I used to love their Ice Cream sandwiches! Yum! I could eat a WW Ice cream sandwich right now! WW pizza too... though the CR Zone pizza MR posted the other day sounds great! I want to make it myself, as soon as I have more than half an hour at home at a time! Work is all-consuming, as I frequently state.

I'm both sleepy and hungry. Hoping to get out of work early enough to get something decent to eat.

Work will be a marathon until Nov. 1, when a very important campaign will be completed. Then one day off, then to the conference! I am practically holding my breath, I am so excited.

3 Comments:

  • At 8:43 AM, Blogger fruitgirl said…

    treadmills are great. a little exercise can go a
    long way. like cals. if it's good. like walking with some good music or on the way to a yummy skim latte.
    very skinny mom sounds so awesome. mine is rather
    alligned like your crphobic workmates. always scrutinizing and crowing about anorexia. perhaps ww is a bit cr-like?

     
  • At 8:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    From "More Skinny Than I Used to Be Mommy"--
    Hi Fruitgirl. I've been working really hard to improve my health. Weight Watchers has been great. In the last two years and six months I've lost sixty pounds--130ish or a little less. I hope to drop another ten pounds or maybe twenty, but I'm taking it slowly.
    In the last few years I've learned a lot from massage therapy and various kinds of body work. I was helped a lot by acupuncture and now do yoga. I'm still learning a lot about being more in touch with my body. I live in my head and have trouble with material objects, paperwork, housework, or reality in general. Since I'm inclined to depression, particularly Seasonal Affective Disorder, I work hard to stay healthy in mind and spirit. I'm so happy to have April's support for my healthy efforts and to read her writing again. We make good partners and can happily take turns being the "mommy" as needed. Support is key wherever we get it, but it's fun to have it from family. Marti

     
  • At 8:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    From "More Skinny Than I Used to Be Mommy"--
    Hi Fruitgirl. I've been working really hard to improve my health. Weight Watchers has been great. In the last two years and six months I've lost sixty pounds--130ish or a little less. I hope to drop another ten pounds or maybe twenty, but I'm taking it slowly.
    In the last few years I've learned a lot from massage therapy and various kinds of body work. I was helped a lot by acupuncture and now do yoga. I'm still learning a lot about being more in touch with my body. I live in my head and have trouble with material objects, paperwork, housework, or reality in general. Since I'm inclined to depression, particularly Seasonal Affective Disorder, I work hard to stay healthy in mind and spirit. I'm so happy to have April's support for my healthy efforts and to read her writing again. We make good partners and can happily take turns being the "mommy" as needed. Support is key wherever we get it, but it's fun to have it from family. Marti

     

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