It has been a while....but I just had a run in with my favorite crab.
Setting...India House. Important only because I have a pile of chicken and shrimp on my plate.
Crab: You are on that diet again?
Me: No, just cleaning up what I eat. I am also trying a new protein thing (ooops...should not have said that)
Me: Yeah one gram of protein per pound of body weight.
Crab: (with genuine interest) Why?
Me: (More details than you need dear reader.)
Crab: Well, That's too much....no one can eat that much.
Me: Well, so far hasn't been too bad.
Crab: If you think you need to build muscle, you should do Pilates. In class, I have to use all of my body weight to perform the exercise.
Me: (thinking) I do too....when I STAND.
~~~~~~~~ some time passes~~~~~~~~~
Crab: I have lost all my my muscle since menopause...I don't know how to build it.
Me: (Blank Stare....Rapidly blinking eyes) Well, you could eat more protein. (and lift weights)
Crab: I do feel better when I don't eat bread or pasta and stick to veggies.
Me: Yeah...me too. ( more blank staring and perhaps a heavy sigh) as I shove more chicken in my gob....