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I may have accidentally "psyched" myself into losing weight. I don't
for sure, and therefore this will definitely qualify as Half Baked.
I've never been significantly overweight, and have spent most of my life
qualifying as "slim". In the last decade or two, though, I did acquire a
extra pounds. My height is about 187cm and my weight got up to
97kg, maybe 5-10kg more than ideal.
In the past year or so my weight has dropped by about 15kg, and folks
starting to claim I'm skin-and-bones. I **feel** fine, though. I haven't
doing lots of exercise. When I'm hungry I eat, and I generally don't
about limiting quantity. I do think about quality, though, so my diet
includes lots of veggies, and relatively smallish amounts of "junk food".
Anyway, what happened? I think it started with a joke....
Before getting to that, I need to mention that in the Imperial system of
measuring units, still used in the USA where I live, we think about
"pounds" of weight more than kilograms of mass. 5 pounds is about 2-
and-a-quarter kilograms. For your own dieting purposes, if you are most
comfortable with the metric system, you might
consider thinking in terms of 2kg (maybe 3 if you are significantly
One day, after a session in the restroom, which had involved some
elimination of solid body waste, I happened to notice I felt a bit more
sprightly than before that session. It occurred to me to think of that
session as a "quick 5-pound weight-reduction course".
The joking notion recurred, just about every such session thereafter.
Well, it is known that the subconscious mind pays attention to the
you think about, especially when you repeatedly think them. It tends to
respond slowly, but surely. What if I had
"programmed" myself to actually lose 5 pounds in such restroom
If I didn't **eat** 5 pounds in-between those sessions, weight loss would
inevitable, as the subconscious mind, **fully** in control of what the
can accomplish, scoured it to find mass that could be eliminated!
If I'm right, I need to change my "program", and soon.
But if I'm right, others can do this, too! It might take months of thinking
about losing 2 or 3 kilograms at a time, in the restroom, before anything
measurable happens. The subconscious mind operates slowly, but
And it costs almost nothing to try. See above? No extra exercise, and
significant restrictions on eating. Just a particular repeated
If it works, then eventually others, like myself, will also need a way to
off the weight loss. Obviously a replacement thought would be
appropriate. What thought, exactly? I can't say for sure, since only
did I realize this possible explanation for my weight loss. I have no
regarding whether or not some particular replacement thought will
But here is what I intend to be thinking, during future restroom
"This is the way to maintain a perfect body weight."
||The fact that you "feek" too gives me great comfort. I
thought I was the only one :-)
||Brilliant shitting idea, who would have feeked?
||//What if I had "programmed" myself to actually lose
5 pounds in such restroom sessions?//
||If you can crap 5 pounds, at least 70% is probably
||As [MB] said. Human feces is only slightly denser
than water (on average). A 16 oz bottle, filled
with water, is a pound (close enough). If you're
putting out five bottles worth during a
bathroom visit on a regular basis, I urge you to
please see your doctor.
Something is seriously wrong.
||Without any easy 2-way form of communications between oneself
and one's subconscious mind, it is not always easy to be
certain of exactly how the subconscious mind has interpreted
something. It is **known** that if you say that something-or-other
is 'a pain in the neck' often enough, you can eventually begin to
experience real pain in the neck when interacting with that
||In this case, if 5 pounds of weight reduction is physically
impractical, that doesn't mean "weight reduction", independent of
some particular quantity, is also impractical. You absolutely **can**
call body-waste elimination a "quick weight-reduction course"
without being particular about the magnitude.
||There are a number of causes of unexplained weight
loss. Sadly, the majority of them are not good
news. Consider a checkup.
||The problem is that it is possible that the mind
can convince the body to do something, but that
something still needs a physical explanation. The
only possible thing that would result in an increase
in waste without a corresponding increase in
intake would be a decrease in the efficiency of
the digestive system. And while your
subconscious could, possibly, be responsible for
that, there are many explained causes for it, very
few of them good.
||On the other hand, you mention that you are
eating a lot of vegetables, they represent a high
bulk item, of which a lot is non-digestible dietary
fiber. This material will show up as an increased
amount of waste, without a corresponding
increase in intake volume (less of the intake can
Also, If this represents a recent change, and the
amount is significant, it's not unusual for a sudden
increase in fiber to result in a bloated feeling,
which would go away when the fiber does,
explaining the "sprightly" feeling.
||Vernon, seriously, what Max said. Visit the doctor.
Most things today have some kind of treatment,
usually one that helps you live and even thrive to
an old age.
||I had the same idea about my great diet, until
someone asked me if it's a health issue or a diet. I
said "Diet" and he said: "Diet, diet, you don't have
to look like the holocaust". Slightly later, I found
out at 35 (that's about when the HB started) that I
||I am with Max and pashute 100% on this Vernon.
15 kg in a year is too much if you are over 40 and you
are. Don't cash in your whole rainy day fund before
you try to figure out why it is so wet.