June 25th, 2009

Sea dragon

If you want to see Star Trek

J and I are going to see Star Trek tonight at the Odeon Tottenham Court Road (near Goodge Street Station).

The show starts at 6:10 but I don't expect the movie will start until about 6:30, giving you additional time to get there.

If you'd like to join us, please let us know! I suspect we'll be grabbing a quick pizza at ICCo right before the show and not walking into the theater until about one minute before actual showtime - I've had it with watching ads for 15 minutes before even the movie trailers start - but we can probably handle ticket buying activities so as to ensure we can all sit together.
Sea dragon

In the ongoing debate of modern day eating habits

I was fascinated by this article on how food has "evolved" to make it so much more difficult to control overeating. The person interviewed has just published a book called The End of Overeating: Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite, and I would like to get a copy of it because it seems to delve into elements of human psychology that I personally find fascinating. How do food manufacturers make us want to eat more, even when we are full? What is the psychology (and perhaps even physiology) of hunger?

"This is not a diet book, but Dr. Kessler devotes a sizable section to “food rehab,” offering practical advice for using the science of overeating to our advantage, so that we begin to think differently about food and take back control of our eating habits.

"One of his main messages is that overeating is not due to an absence of willpower, but a biological challenge made more difficult by the overstimulating food environment that surrounds us. 'Conditioned hypereating' is a chronic problem that is made worse by dieting [emphasis mine] and needs to be managed rather than cured, he said. And while lapses are inevitable, Dr. Kessler outlines several strategies that address the behavioral, cognitive and nutritional factors that fuel overeating.Collapse )

The article also has the most wonderful description of a Snickers bar, which, of course, has made me want to go out and get one. Evil!

(Meanwhile, Mark Bittman posts the 10 ingredient shopping list that will keep you going all week. The only problem is, er, well, it includes shrim, asparagus and mushrooms, so I'm not touching it with a ten foot pole.)
London Biker

More thoughts about exercise

Wow, six minutes a week is as good for building muscle as these ridiculous hours and hours most people associate with gym work? I may need to rethink my routine.

(I like articles like this because I feel like a lot of people don't like to exercise because they think it takes to much time. It's really encouraging to think that it could be easy and I want to encourage these thoughts to spread!)

With the long summer days, I feel like staying out until 10 is almost sensible

Boy, I have been having way too much fun this week.

Tonight I went to see Star Trek with shadowdaddy, and we had a bit of a probalm as the theater we went to first wasn't showing it anymore. This forced us to go to a semi-nearby cinema, where we managed to get in before more than, oh, 5 minutes of the beginning.

I live tweeted the showing, since the theater was almost empty and no one could see me using my phone. It was really fun. shadowdaddy thought I was the most irritating thing on the planet. That may be true but it wasn't because of this.

My vote: Star Trek is a perfect popcorn film, of the sort I haven't seen since one of the XMen movies (can't remember which).

Anyway, I have GOT to get to bed earlier. I suspect tomorrow will be my night to actually get in bed on time.