800 calories

Not quite spring yet…

This morning there was more snow; luckily it was light and fluffy. But it adds up. And with so long a path to clear, it took me over an hour and burned about 800 calories. That will take some time to replace. That’s two liters – half a gallon – of cola, for instance.  That comes in addition to what I normally consume.  So obviously that won’t happen in one day.

It will probably happen, though. Not calorie for calorie, but if I lose enough fat, I will get hungrier. That’s how it works. I understand that many people are supposedly hungry even when they are fat. For me there is an obvious difference when I go from the top end of the “normal” (shouldn’t they move normal up to what used to be overweight, now that it is normal to be overweight?) to the lower end of “normal”.  At the lower end, I am hungry day and night, including after the meals. At the high end, food feels like a convenience rather than a necessity sometimes. And that’s how I like it. I have a lot of other interests, if I should not spend my days constantly thinking about food.

Although I would probably get more readers if I wrote about food frequently. It is one of the things I still have in common with all humans. We all eat.

7 thoughts on “800 calories

    • I have not bought “The Power of Now”. I know of him from a couple articles, and from the glowing testimony of his followers. This has not convinced me that the book is worth the time, much less the time AND the money. But for those who for some reason cannot read religious literature older than themselves, I suppose this might be better than nothing. At least he does not have UFOs.

  1. Impressive snow! First time I’ve been able to both find the site AND get past the firewall on this machine. Mine is still down. Looks like the mac for the foreseeable future . . .

  2. I only picked up the book after a friend insisted that I read it. Seems to me like it’s just Zen Buddhism re branded. I’m not quite sure what to make with the bog.

    I don’t have a problem reading old religious literature. I have a problem reading wacky literature by some cult (to put it mildly :P) in Japan…

    • I don’t doubt that it is based on his own experience, and that he has accidentally invented the wheel again. The fundamental structure of the human psyche has been the same for thousands of years, although we have refined it by learning and a longer lifetime. Scratch deeper though, and we have basically the same mind as Buddha.

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