Saturday, July 11, 2009

Health and Armored Suits

At work on Friday I was looking at news headlines and came across this one. I have had the intuition that the less calories our bodies process, the less of a toll our bodies would take over time, and now here there is research that is showing impressive results. It really makes me consider the food that I am eating.

After work Josh and I went to Gamestop and we each bought a copy of Armored Core: For Answer for the 360, a game that revolves around building and customizing a type of "mech" or armored suit and fighting with it. We had a lot of fun plowing our way through the difficult missions and we should be at a point where we can battle each other soon.

I also went to the Eastern Mountain Store and picked up a stainless steel water bottle by "klean kanteen". Gotta avoid harmful plastic chemicals!

I went to bed well after 4 AM and my biological clock got me up at 9:30 AM this morning :/ So I got up, got a shower, and went to Walmart to buy a desk and chair for my computer (yes, I've been sitting on the floor with my desktop haha). I also bought a plastic tree for my room, making it more cozy. I eventually want to have stringed lantern type lights going around the entire ceiling edge of my room and get more plants, etc. (real ones too).

A friend from work wants Josh and me to hang out with him tonight, so we are probly going to play cards and drink at his house.



  1. Shane

    i saw that article but no one is telling us how much to restrict :p hope the cards and such go well im playing poker my self tonght

    hey gotta to get on MSN some take care and be safe


  2. Calorie restriction, an interesting idea. I think it's more important where the calories are coming from rather than the raw numbers. But who knows, data changes . . . often.

    Hurray for real plants!! ^_^

  3. Have you heard of the book In Defense of Food?
    "Pollan proposes a new (and very old) answer to the question of what we should eat that comes down to seven simple but liberating words: Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants. By urging us to once again eat food, he challenges the prevailing nutrient-by-nutrient approach -- what he calls nutritionism -- and proposes an alternative way of eating that is informed by the traditions and ecology of real, well-grown, unprocessed food. Our personal health, he argues, cannot be divorced from the health of the food chains of which we are part." And by food, he means things "our great-grandmothers would have recognized as food."

    Also note that the final paragraph of the article points out that especially for those under 30 there may be risks in restricting calories too severely.

    It's all worth thinking about.