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Monday, September 10, 2012

Being bad(ish) today, foodwise, Doritos and soda pop forming the staples of today's diet. Oh, and Cinnamon Toast Crunch. Umm, oops. I'm sure the scale will punish me appropriately next week, especially since I'm looking at what ought to be a fun weekend. A couple of friends got married back in June, and will be having their reception/party this weekend - they rented out all the campsites at a county park a few miles south of Madison! Looking forward to it, not least because as bad as I am at keeping in touch with people, I haven't seen those two nearly often enough this year, let alone other friends I know primarily through them.

But it's not just those second degree people that I haven't seen, it's also people I used to hang out with on semi-regular occasion, from the previous job, that I've lost touch with. Might see a couple of those people this weekend, hope it isn't awkward. Guess I'll find out.

Wish I'd done a few things, and few things differently this summer. But that time's done and gone, time to move on, eh? Forward we go.

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Something something dark side

Monday, September 03, 2012

Opened up this window, and then forgot why. So you get a Family Guy reference.
Spent the last few days with my brother and sis-in-law, or, more importantly, with my 15 month old nephew. Good times. Look forward to seeing how many more words he adds to his vocabulary the next time I make it back over here.

Spent a lot of the time I've been here eating, or so it's felt like. The scale is reflecting the damage, though, it's been moderated the last couple of days, as well as the fact that I seem to be having stomach issues. After not having puked without being sick for ages, I've now done so twice. Seems like the eating of juicy things at the end of a meal (cucumbers, and watermelon, the second time) isn't treating the tummy well. Will have to keep an eye out on that, it's weirding me out.

Will spend another day or two with the parents before heading back to Madison. Have been in an unsocial mood, just not wanting to catch up with anyone on this trip. Not entirely sure what that's about, but there you have it.

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LEFTHANDLUKE 9/13/2012 11:18PM

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SEASONS__CHANGE 9/4/2012 7:16PM

    Sorry to hear you've been sick and feeling a bit detached. We all go through this from time to time. If the stomach thing continues, it might be a good idea to see the doc to find out what's going on.

Until then, keep your spirits high.

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KING_SLAYER 9/4/2012 7:03PM

    "Have been in an unsocial mood, just not wanting to catch up with anyone on this trip. Not entirely sure what that's about, but there you have it."

Perhaps you're anti-social? I'm just spit-ballin' here. I totally get it though, there's a lot of times that I don't want to run into people and have that "how you been", "whatcha been up to" conversation. Of course I've been told that I am anti-social ... and a borderline sociopath. But hey, we all got our quirks!!

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yikes bikes

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

So, got access to a scale I trust, and the psycho scale might not be all that far off. I still doubt I gained 8 lbs in 8.5 hours of travelling, but I may well have put on 6 lbs in 5 days. Probably half of that in pizza over the past hour, so I'm sweating it exactly not a whit, but, still and all, annoying to see the number creeping upwards so soon. Since I'm slated to stick around another 5 days or so, hoping don't replicate the 7 lb increase that occurred the last time I wandered back to see the parents/bro and sis in law/nephew (especially the latter, no matter how much he's protesting having to go to sleep right at this moment).

Recollection triggered by an event yesterday: when I was a kid, I used to call cucumbers "pukeumbers", because they often made me heave. I liked them enough that I'd try them again and again, and on too many occasions, I lost, so eventually, I took the hint. This was different from, say, bananas, which I didn't like and also made me queasy. But eventually, I took a shot at both cukes and bananas, and found they didn't really bother me anymore. Except the last couple of years, every once in a while, cucumbers bug me a bit, and last night, I ate dinner, finished it off with fresh cukes from my dad's garden, and, well, remember what I called 'em as a kid? Yeah.

Anyway, I'll wake up tomorrow, and the weight will be 184ish, and I'll still be annoyed, but it's better than 188. I guess.


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Monday, August 27, 2012

The scale at home (Madison) said 180.0 before I left. It's not real, I'm not declaring any goal met or anything of the sort, but it's close. The scale at the parent's house when I got home (Michigan) said 188, after a 8.5 hour, traffic scarred journey. There was a stop at White Castle involved. There were approximate 40 ounces of pop imbibed, and some Cheetos crunched. I rather doubt I packed on a pound an hour during the day yesterday, even if sitting more or less stationary behind a wheel. But still, not having any other scale to contradict what I see...

Will be travelling to the brother's house Wednesday, hope his scale calls my parents' scale a bit fat liar. Then again, being back in this old house, I find myself raiding the cupboard. Somehow, it's not nearly the burden here to creep down the stairs as it is in my place in Madison. Familiarity, perhaps?

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MYOWNHERO 8/27/2012 9:08PM

    Oh a salty car trip will do that to me every time. I bet your regular scale will be your best friend after you've shed the salty water gain.

Almost goal??? Time for a celebration???

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RANDOMLY_HONEST 8/27/2012 8:48AM

    I try to stick to one scale. My theory is that even if that scale is off (say up or down 5 lbs), if it's going down, then I know I'm losing weight. If it's going up, then I'm gaining. Switching between scales adds too much of an unknown factor - too much stress.

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9 days' wonder

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Again, just a comment on the (mind the) gap betwixt and between postings. The internet lack, and the phone dead spot does put a damper on things, including job search stuff. That's back on in relatively full swing again, after a break for malaise, or as a friend calls it, early retirement.

Took the summer off, essentially, and didn't eat myself into blimplivion, suppose that's a good thing. Then again, having time available to prep meals, and not feeling like eating out for being tired and not wanting to throw together something, that may well have been a good thing on the weight front. And, as delicious and cheap as the previous employer's cafeteria was, I didn't always go for the healthy choices. So, uh, there I go, maybe?

For now, I'm creeping within sniffing distance of the 180 mark, enough so that I've tracked a 183 this morning. As per my usual, that represents 3-4 days at or under that weight, so, I might be able to knock a tony bit more off that number if I behave the next few days. Of course, I am taking a jaunt home to Michigan on Saturday, and the last time I did that, the month (inclusive of Craft Beer Week, granted) ended up being a +7 lbs on the scale. Less celebration this time around, no birthdays or anything, so I might be ok, but we shall see. When the parental units start throwing food at you, and with the potential for offending if you don't partake in the second heaping...

Allergies are still bugging me, the fall is my historical evil season for sneezing my fool head off. The puppies are full of vim, vigor, and fuzz, but they are darn cute, and very relaxing when they're not making me sneeze. Weird thing, with one of my roommates working across town, and another in variable locations, I'm kind of keeping myself on-call around the noon hour, in case I need to let the dogs out. Easy enough to do, there's a coffee shop a half mile away, that I've been haunting, and I figure buying a coffee is worth about two hours before I start feeling guilty, so I can do that in the morning, and then go off elsewhere in the afternoons, assuming I have an elsewhere to attend to.

The coffee shop (in general) isn't a venue that I've often used, never really had friends that were coffeeshop people, and I'm a rare coffee drinker. I can see how it can get expensive! Kind of feels like a job search tax....hmmm....perhaps should bit the bullet and get internet access, but then again, the stay at this current location is temporary, so, y'know, awkward? But now I'm lapsing into sounding like a teenager, so I'll end it at that.


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