Saturday, October 17, 2009

Saturday: October 17, 2009

There's not much to say about this Saturday. Things went smoother than ever before in terms of coping with hunger. I ate pretty healthily and came out at about 1430 calories for the day. I'm wondering what I'm going to do when I'm through with the whole wheat sweet potato bread I've been eating for breakfast on counting days. It's about as healthy and satisfying as things get, but I think I have very little left. I'll either have to bake again, or go back to whole wheat toast.

It seems that my body has adjusted to having between 1400-1500 calories such that I'm not struggling so hard with hunger. I'm still hungry, but it's not making me quite as crazy. I'm slightly concerned that the adjustment may mean my body may not burn calories so readily, but I'm not going to worry too much about that. I'm just going to be happy to have a low calorie day where I wasn't being driven crazy by a gnawing pain in the gut.


Phat Fighter said...

whole wheat sweet potato bread? That sounds interesting =). Is it easy to make?

I just wanted to let you know, that I've read everyone one of your blogs since I became a reader. I've felt such a broad scope of emotions when I read them, keep up the great work =)

ps. YAY for being able to finally leave a comment

screaming fatgirl said...

Hi, and thank you for taking the time to comment and for your words of support!

The sweet potato bread is pretty easy to make (and nearly sugar-free), except for the part where you have to cook and mash the sweet potatoes! I'll try to post a recipe some time when I have the time!

dlamb said...

Hi, I don't know if comments on posts that you wrote so many years ago are still forwarded, but I hope so. I am not quite sure where I found one of your comments but yesterday I decided to read your blog from the beginning.
I cannot express how much I admire your sensitivity, your respect for others and your gentleness. I hope you do not mind that I posted the link to one of your entries on another blog, yesterday. I did not know that I could post a request until this blog entry. I only follow 4 blogs, including yours and I found that particular topic extremely well suited to the discussion. Normally I would contact the blog owner and ask for permission but I hoped that you would not object, knowing that it was done with the utmost admiration and respect for a perspective I share but I could not have expressed as beautifully as you.
I will work my way to the present day, as I have done with all the blogs I am following. It is possible that I may have "found" you on Lyn's blog, at "Escape from Obesity", but I am not certain. Wherever it was, I am extremely glad and I look forward to following your progress to the present.

screaming fatgirl said...

Thank you, dlamb, for reading and for your kind words. I do my best to be understanding with people and to write in a way that conveys my true feelings though sometimes I fail.

Of course, it is fine if you link to my blog. I appreciate that you found what I have said interesting enough to do so!

My very best to you.

dlamb said...

Hi again. I seem to be meandering through the blog. I've read forward, up to a point, then I stopped for a little while, at which time I've read 2 of the current posts and now I've gone back to the beginning for the sake of continuity.
Because I left off reading and wanted to make sure I did not miss anything, I've started re-reading from the beginning. It is amazing to me how very helpful some of the entries I had ALREADY read are, the second time around.
Generally speaking, I am not a person who enjoys rereading the same books or seeing the same movie twice. Clearly I listen to music, so from that perspective I expose myself to the same "material" repeatedly, but not much else. Wait, that's not true; I have favorite places and cities that I could visit more than once and I have. That feels different though.
Anyway, my point is that each post has so much useful information, so many layers, that sometimes I feel like I am reading some of them for the first time. It is also true that the first time I was gobbling them up (kind of the way I eat) and perhaps not processing all the bits of information as I should have. Now, I am reading with a different sense, a slower, more attentive, more like the savoring of every "bite", as you discussed in one of your more recent blogs.
This time around, as I was looking at some of your first posts, which were not open for comments, I kept thinking "oh wait, I want to ask you something or write something" and realized that at that time, it was not an option. Thank you so much for opening your blog to comments, though I understand completely why you had not, at that time and I admire respect the fact that you knew yourself well enough to do that.
Anyway, I will continue to read in order and not peek ahead. Because we had exchanged a few words in the comments and I found that you had been so successful, I thought I'd start reading front to back/reverse order, but I found that I am still enjoying this more. I am not a person who wants to know the end of a movie or book so it was somewhat unusual for me to look at the end, by reading those couple of posts (you will know which because, of course, I HAD to comment :) )