Sunday, October 20, 2013
Last week my department participated in what the employees now refer to as the Hungar Games. I am the new guy,well not as new as I used to be,but new to this experiance.
The things they did at the last hungar games were things like, Blindfolding and nose plugs as someone feeds you something and you had to guess what it is. I guess baby food was a big hit last year. I knew I would master this,noooo!!! I don't regularlly consume baby food but many years ago when my now nine year old was a baby I tasted a few and the awful taste is burned in my brain. Being a fat guy and food addict,well who's going to win this challenge. Not this year as it turns out.
I was placed in District four. there were five districts. we did team challenges like putting togetter a gigantic jigsaw puzzle . Well since I am a jigsaw puzzle enthusiast ( have a photo catalog of about 75 puzzles I have done of various piece count) It is in the bag right?
One small catch,we are all blindfolded and not one can help you. WTH!!! we failed miserably. The groups that went before us brought a few things to my attention. There are a few large people in my department. In District three there were two large women and one guy. The ladies are at least 250 to 300 pounds easily. One was in jeans and keep in mind she is blindfolded. Her jeans were coming down and there is about 35 or so employees watching. Some were whispering,some were laughing. The sight I saw,well for me I would have been embarrised.( My turn was coming) Envision a small bowl with two hefty scoops of vanilla ice cream side-by-side in this bowl. That is what it looked like.( Why did I have to mention food)
There was her team mate who was an African-American woman and it was the same scenario except it was like two scoops of chocolate ice cream. But wait a minute..... The African-American woman is wearing a red thong. Honestly, the guys were trying to look away. I watched them,but I did see the red thong. C'mon I am a guy. These two ladies bumped into each other and laughter insued.
Now for you ladies... There was a guy in this group and he is well over 300 pounds. His pants are falling down and he is a hairy dude. It was not pretty. Now it is my turn. I have already stuffed my shirt down the back of my pants. I do not show my sexy butt crack. We lost this game as well as the other challenges. Ranging from carring a cup in a web of string ,strung up between six team mates and traveling accross the gym. Balancing a tennis ball on strings and dropping into a cup. Making up a story with the things we bring to work and all of us being stranded on a deserted island and how we used said items. It was fun,but we sucked.
We had lunch catered to us by our department and the president of the school. It consisted of pulled pork,pasta salad,soda,cakes,cookies and various fattening items. I did appreciate everything,but this is a prime example of the fattening of America.
Now a little bit of my other life. I apologize in advance because it is depressing and I do not have the intention of depressing anyone. So here goes..........
My wife is now home and not remotely the woman I married. She has the mind of a mentally challenged teenaged girl. She has exhausted her therapy and insurance so now I am left with this woman that is not my wife,but she is my wife. She remembers things,but they are scrambled. She asks questions that a seven year old would have the answer to. She is mean at times and asks permission to do everything. Like if she wants to take the dog outside,she will ask if she can take him in the front yard or back yard/? I get this about 75 times a day.
She has absolutely no initiave,opinions or anything else helpful. She goes overboard on simple things and I basically have to parent her as well as my other children. She is super skinny and walks like a little old lady. I tried to get her to chase me outside and she would not run at all. Mind you she was running 3.5 miles three times a week in training for her first 5K event.
Want to lose weight,have a tree branch give you a tramatic brain injury and the pounds will melt off. One draw back,your mind will melt away too.( It;s a joke laugh) I got really angry with her last week and I told her that when that branch fell on her head. It was like she left me and she did. I have come to the conclusion that my Judi is gone. In time I will get some of her back,but for the most part,she is gone. Frankly and honestly I don't think my marriage will survive this either. There is a lot more, but I would never leave her in this condition. The woman I have now is so far away from my former wife that we have had arguements where she has said( We refer to her as New Judi) That old Judi will never return. I had to tell her I was married and in-love with old Judi and not new Judi and that they need each other and I pray they become one.
I did a health screen at work to see just how much damage I have done to myself these last four months. My cholesterol is a little elevated. The other things were pretty good. My blood pressure was terrible,but since then I had to change my medication and on Friday I went back to doctor and it was excellent.
I had to get my foot re-molded for a new orthodic. If it does not work,I'm going to have to have surgery. I lost a few pounds by playing basketball in my drive way. I can't run at all ,but I can still shoot baskets and not put too much stress on my foot. I had to let the gym membership go as it was my wife's and she is not working anymore and it was not cost effective for our changing finances.
My day is like this, I wake up at 3 A.M and come home at 1.P.M. I get home and make lunch for me and Judi. I run errands since we have to be home by 3.P.M. I have a small window from 4 to 5 ,which I try to exercise . Mostly there is some problem with my teenager ,who is failing in school now or something I need to address. I have to make dinner,some small chores. I need to do everything by 9.P.M because I have to go to bed as I have to get up early to go back to work.
I still have the desire to workout. It has not left. I am just going to have to make the time as my life is important and I want to do this.
So....... Crappy things happen all the time in my case,but You have got to keep livin'. I hope you all have a great week.