CHRIS3874's SparkPeople Blog CHRIS3874's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community the 2 weeks are up I know I neglected to tell anyone here about this but I was having a lot of pain in my left arm about a month ago (I nearly thought i was having a heart attack aka myocardial infarction yes I wish I had taken med school - I would probably have ended up being a real life " House MD" ) any how i thought I could be clever and took a week off - the pain subsided but NOT that much so I figured I should start working through it BAD MOVE. Cheryl wasn't feeling well and she didn't want to go to the d... Fri, 29 Aug 2014 23:05:11 EST Yet again (SIGH) I noticed a few changes again to the pages I see I NO longer get points for posting these things (only for COMMENTING on them - who wants to bother posting if they don't get points for them and how do you comment on NOTHING ??). Once again if it AIN'T BROKE DON'T FIX IT !!!! <BR> Mon, 25 Aug 2014 20:30:59 EST Hot again and other things Well last week was a bit cooler especially towards the end of the week. Which was a nice change. Took a couple of weeks off of the weights as my arms were hurting a lot and I wasn't sure exactly what it was. Still I am noticing I lost some strength too bad. On the other hand I did find a neat circuit training series online I would like to try. I just heard Robin Williams died. Poor man, RIP. <BR> <em>39</em> Mon, 11 Aug 2014 20:06:55 EST heat wave broke Its been very hot this week. Wednesday night it was 84 in the kitchen after 9 pm. I only got 5 hrs of sleep Wednesday night slept not too bad last night was probably over tired. Its a lot cooler tonight . Still very tired had what felt like a fever and a headache this morning. Felt better this afternoon- I wanted to stay home today but didn't. Fri, 1 Aug 2014 22:20:17 EST Sparkfriends I just wanted to thank everyone who stops by and leaves a word of encouragement (or maybe not) I would rather have a few quality friends than to worry about ever getting a most popular blog award. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 22:08:31 EST disappointment I ran out of time for the one course that I had enrolled in at university as I had that hard drive crash and other things,. When I went to the website it did NOT give me the option of requesting an extension but ONLY to withdraw. I am so behind as I misread some of the info amongst other things. I have never NOT completed a course in my life. I am so disheartened. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 23:45:51 EST wednesday Still bloody hot worked outside for an hour right after lunch as there was no room . (one of my so called coworkers being an idiot). Miserably hot - no wonder the very first thing I do is put on shorts when I get home. Thankfully I can feel a breeze and tomorrow is only supposed to be about 70-72 or so (YES I still DO the Fahrenheit thing- we used to be on Imperial measurement up here - only thing was "our" gallon was bigger (British gallon)). Actually when I worked for Environment Canada t... Wed, 9 Jul 2014 21:10:27 EST tuesday Happy has since shown up for some weird reason he seems to be a fast healer as he no longer limps (there was another cat who showed up and the wife was convinced it (and Happy) had a litter under my old truck until; she discovered she was a HE) .Its been hot since the weekend and (it was 85 in my computer room before supper) I am so gload we bought an air conditioner for the bedroom. And to think I was lifting weights at 10 pm last night because of the heat and being an indolent idiot.At leas... Tue, 8 Jul 2014 22:01:55 EST friday not too much to say. Happy hasn't been around for a couple of days and I hate to think he might be dead somewhere I know his one front leg is no good. Very tired I have to work Monday and then I get Tuesday off and then work the rest of the week.Hope everyone has a good weekend Fri, 27 Jun 2014 20:54:32 EST things I went ahead and edited a few old blogs that had typos that irked me. And in the process this stupid site went and credited me for having entered a blog, Even thought I HADN'T. I had to go for a walk today as I went and rook someone's steeped tea instead of my Tim Horton's COFFEE. Consequently I ended up having to walk from work and buy one. Two things I noticed- first I didn't recall it feeling this much of a challenge before and second - I guess I really am NOT getting enough cardio from ju... Wed, 18 Jun 2014 20:56:00 EST back at it For the life of me I can never figure out how it is that work can go by so slowly and time off can just whizz by, I had a great time at lunch on Friday, my birhtday was sort of a let down and father's day was basically non existent. Still I know that there will be NO fast ones next year - too bad I didn't go to term instead of being 3 months premature and then I would have that problem (or few others that I am sure were exacerbated by it). Oh well at least I rented the movie Paul this weeken... Sun, 15 Jun 2014 22:05:19 EST friday well I finally went and took ONE day's vacation - TOMORROW. I have lined up a date with an old friend a former coworker who I stayed in contact with and its something that actually sprung out of his calling me because I hadn't replied to any of his emails and he was worried about me. Which was nice but really unnecessary as I generally have the constitution (and the mentality some might add) of an OX, Still I am looking forwards very much to seeing John and I think its good for him as he los... Thu, 12 Jun 2014 21:10:08 EST Busy and I think I managed to piss off at least ONE cat!! Well I sort of have a computer again -still NOT happy about losing all my passwords etc from the old hard drive and still not happy with windows 7. <BR> Got nagged about several things not being done (in spite of being the only one with a Full time job) so I got mad and thought "OK I 'll show you" (this being about noon and of course she went to go visit her mom and was going to take a chair so she could sit in the park- great). Well I gathered up some power tools and supplies and went out a... Sun, 8 Jun 2014 21:12:31 EST nearly a video blog Well I very nearly did a video blog as Anna was very happy to see me tonight and was kneading and treading as well as purring while I petted her. Mon, 26 May 2014 21:04:56 EST things I decided that I am going to try to grow my hair longer for a cancer patient as I thinks its stupid to just have it fall on the cutting room floor and to help no one.Also I find I am trying to stay up on my exercising at home and also I am trying to move faster and work a wee bit harder at work (NOT for you know who BUT because I am doing it for MYSELF). Fri, 23 May 2014 20:56:06 EST More computer woes I went and tried to do more with the computer only to disover that there was some sort of driver issue (of course microsoft is SO helpful - the only thing they are eager to get is your money) so now I sit here with no way to back up what I had, I went and rushed to get to the Fort Edmonton park as they were giving out gifts as it was the 40 anniversary. turned out it was some crappy cardboard pennants, What a let down. Still I got some walking in. And I didn't have to work today. And yes this... Mon, 19 May 2014 21:17:41 EST weekend Well still on.the borrowed PC even though mine sort of works. Got bawled out for not putting the down spout back down after mowing something I did as a favour as am not really supposed to be doing it and hadn`t for so long I do not think I can recall the last time. Sun, 18 May 2014 22:52:33 EST new computer sort of Well I went and installed the new hard drive and windows 7 which I detest also -wish I could still use XP (of course I probably said the same thing when I switched from 98). Having said that I think its all a big scam as they want to have you buying a new OS when there is not all that much wrong with the old one. I think next time I am going to get a Linux based machine. I still have to figure out how to move my sh-t onto the new hard drive. Mon, 5 May 2014 21:13:41 EST tuesday well I got my new hard drive and stuff \i am just too lazy to do it today maybe tomorrow if I have time. Feeling like the rented mule today . I gotta get my pc running again this thing is MENTAL I type things and thing pop up and crop up the keeys feel like they are all F------D up. Tue, 29 Apr 2014 20:43:31 EST friday at last Well at least its Thursday feels like the short weeks are harder. Felt like i had to do 5 days worth in 4. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 21:16:26 EST St George I wanted to slip in a wish for a Happy Saint George's Day (whether you are English or not)! Wed, 23 Apr 2014 19:49:12 EST Easter I want to wish everyone a Happy Easter, I bought a hard drive and hopefully I can be up tomorrow,as I am tired of using someone else's computer apparently I am too rough with it this (just anther petty annoyance) Sun, 20 Apr 2014 22:35:50 EST great news Tried to start up my computer but I think the hard drive died- crap. I also think I might have gotten what my Mom had as she was coughing in the direction of my food last Friday when we went out. Turns out she has pneumonia and asthma *( yeah I know I can't get the latter especially as I already have it but I DON'T WANT THE FORMER).I am trying to type this on someone else's computer AND am NOW in DIRE NEED of a BRICK WALL ( a real one not a FLOYDIAN one) for MY HEAD. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:00:19 EST tiresome not too much to say I feel like I am plateauing as far as weight loss is going, I guess I over did it last night as I went to bed feeling kind of crappy and then woke up feeling like I had a fever in my body (but NOT my head) all hot and sore. I put it down to doing callisthenics and then lifting weights. Still I am so frustrated that I will do anything. <BR> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 21:31:32 EST Sunday Well I burnt up 2 days vacation on Thursday and Friday and now the weekend is nearly over I can never figure out how it feels like the workdays never ever go by fast enough and yet the days off seem to fly by. Sun, 6 Apr 2014 20:50:02 EST short I took today off (sort of there's always things to do whether I am at work or NOT- sometimes I feel like working more hours if I could have a promise of being PAID for them). I recently got a sparkgoodie with the message "happy spring" yeah if only - there' s still 3 inches of SNOW on the ground I still have to scrape my windows and there still ICE in spots. Global warming my arse. Thu, 3 Apr 2014 17:20:20 EST Sunday Well I just submitted part of the exam questions I had worked on - the BAD part is I still have another 10 to do for ELECTRICAL engineering technology which is somewhat removed albeit slightly from my scope of expertise coupled with the fact I have to have it in by the 6th of April so I think this may very well be the last blog you may see for a week or 2 as my university studies have been TOTALLY sidelined. I am trying very hard to change what I have been thinking about lately as I know if... Sun, 30 Mar 2014 14:38:10 EST Running out of names. oddly enough I thought this was going to be a good day (at least it seemed to start OUT that way) went and got to work right away on a sort of challenging task as it was a vehicle I had not worked on before and also had equipment in it that I was never trained on (the only person in the shop who wasn't thanks to a "management" decision) Oh well grit my teeth and pitter patter lets get at her. I thought I was doing OK and then I got my annual evaluation (it was OK but I don't like them ) of c... Thu, 27 Mar 2014 20:21:22 EST yet another blog. I know it might make no sense my prattling on about a certain person. I just have a gut feeling that there might still be a chance. I know I met my present wife while still in grade 10 and did not see her again until I graduated from High School so I have had some experience. I know people DO change - in my case I know it was for the better, I don't think a lot of people would have liked me back then. I mean I wasn't a BAD person (I didn't have a lot of the vices that a lot of my classmates... Sat, 22 Mar 2014 23:56:08 EST I just don't know anymore Sometimes some of the comments left make SO MUCH sense, thanks Morticia. You are SO right about certain things. Like someone buying me PEEPS when the last thing I need is more POISON (that's what it feels like). I just feel like it was a HUGE HUGE mistake sometimes. I mean the things I seem to need from this marriage I never feel like I get. I still think of Marion from time to time (OK that's an untruth BUT I can't think of her in THAT way - I usually just get wistful and teary eyed - great ... Fri, 21 Mar 2014 21:52:05 EST work Well my boss is back from his (mine?) vacation, never said a word to me I guess I am unworthy (mind you I don't talk to HIM a hangover from a few nasty things HE did to me in the past) so I just knuckled down and worked today I was surprised at how fast the day went. Still it was enjoyable. I have to go and exercise yet. More later hope everyone is having a good (or at least tolerable) week. And yes I did know Geroge Eliot was a lady (fortunately a different GEORGE was NOT or I would NOT be ... Wed, 19 Mar 2014 21:46:37 EST George Eliot Gee from what I heard on the radio George Eliot managed to write a book about my (chequered) life , according to what I heard. Its called Middlemarch. <BR> Sadly seems to be incredibly accurate. Sun, 16 Mar 2014 20:23:42 EST Last week 2 days I spent Wednesday and Thursday last week trying to help prepare an entrance exam for a "professional" association I belonged to since college for entrance level certification - it ended up involving getting assigned a bunch of sentences that contained attributes that we had to pick out and make a multiple choice question for with 4 choices. I am still working on mine, what's worse is even though I need to work on them some more, "Stupid" (YUP THAT'S ME!!! ) had to be a hero and VOLUNTEER for... Thu, 13 Mar 2014 22:32:41 EST OK NOW I GET IT Sorry to disappoint my friends - this isn't going to be about my LOST love (Yeah she is STILL TEARING my heart out) or my battle with the evil DOCTOR GRAVITY or even the fact that I just volunteered to have a lobotomy the last 2 days (and its not over more about that on another blog). I just figured out how people get nominated for "blog" of the day - you don't have to be really articulate or smart you just have to accumulate LOADS and LOADS of friends and con them into voting for you. <BR> P... Thu, 6 Mar 2014 23:40:43 EST Thursday You know what my boss is gone for a week or 2 vacation. Ironically I didn't get to know he was going BUT he always wants to know when I am going (must be a prerogative of "management" -ironically my employer allows HIM to belong to a UNION - even worse its the SAME one I have to belong to). Actually I had a very busy day but actually even though i am tired it was a day that I felt I got alot accomplished in - I even did a bit more than I had planned for as I had to run 2 errands in the am but... Thu, 27 Feb 2014 21:48:51 EST tuesday already not alot to say started my uni course a while back and part of the marks is participating in online forums which (SUCKS) inhabited by some real smarta--es. I think alot fo these so called classmates seem to be young mouthy smart arse kids. One of the topics was " is my smartphone making me smarter" to which I commented about how one guy at work whips out his Iphone and looks crap up on the net and ascts like he's so smart and I also commented on how people AT WORK are constantly farting aroun... Tue, 25 Feb 2014 21:41:11 EST gratitude Well its been over 2 weeks and at least my finger is finally healing up. Its only half as long and its slowly coming along. Cheryl is still not well, her blood sugar finally went down to 6 after spending all weekend up there. Sun, 23 Feb 2014 22:14:04 EST Thursday Not too much to say started my course on Monday. I also lifted weights yesterday (well just some of my dumbbells but I went and tried to find the max for each exercise on my " York dumbbell course " chart (NO IT ISN"T A COURSE TO MAKE ONE STUPID)) I was suprised how many reps I could do on some. I was also surpised how well I was able to sleep (Doctor bring me the PROPOFOL (sorry)) Crap and here was me worried I wouldn't be ABLE to fall asleep at ALL. <BR> The only trouble was I had to get up... Thu, 20 Feb 2014 21:01:47 EST yippee My boss and the one supervisor were not into today so it cut down on the stress somewhat. I still was busy unlike SOME people. They don't seem to get it that just because there is no one watching you cannot get away with being lazy or spending all day visiting. Someone is always watching. It was good because I sort of got to take some "me" time (it was still work related) as there were some tasks I neglected to complete as well as I should have last week - that was great for me. I can't figur... Mon, 17 Feb 2014 22:01:17 EST Sunday Not much to say trying hard to get a few things done today that I have been putting off. Found out my course had started Feb 1 (YIKES) but I think there was some leeway as its all sort of self directed. Went and entered a Valentine's Day contest (didn't win but went and put my heart on my sleeve re a few blogs ago). <BR> Can't help but feel very wistful and sad as I KNOW I really hurt that girl without EVER meaning to. I have tried to keep better care of myself and I know I have to change up... Sun, 16 Feb 2014 18:13:51 EST Friday (a different one :( ) Well for what its worth " "Happy" Valentine's Day"- yet another confirmed reason why I am so cynical about certain things. Went and did the stupid thing and dropped nearly 80 bucks for a dozen red roses and then went out for dinner. Then ended up having an argument and feeling sorry for myself. The other half being chronically "sick" ( I know that sometimes its valid but it seems as the years go by I feel like more and more I am the only one ever trying to push the boat out - that's not being... Sat, 15 Feb 2014 00:43:22 EST finger update. <img src=""> <BR> Here is one of the offending digits. The one I cut on Friday . The best part about the while thing was the fact that my boss went and asked which one it was and then I showed him (it was the MIDDLE finger). LOL. <BR> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 21:31:14 EST things I was told by she who must be obeyed that here was NO point in seeing the doctor as he could not put in stitches after the fact and she didn't feel like going to the doctor AFTER ALL (as she did not want to go without ME we had planned to go Saturday AM). Great- yesterday it still hurt to get water on it and don't even ask how much the hydrogen peroxide hurt on Friday.Thank goodness for Polysporin <BR> Sun, 9 Feb 2014 17:27:16 EST friday it was just another day at work (just waiting to get through it), then I was working on a vehicle (* real worthwhile use of my education and experience SARCASM)and then the screwdriver slipped and I sliced my finger open on some sheet metal should have gone for stitches but didn't feel like it. (its my bullheaded Englishman coming out). Still haven't looked at it since this am. I know if I show it to the doctor tomorrow I am going to get a blast - oh well. <BR> Fri, 7 Feb 2014 21:06:33 EST TGIT Yes folks its THURSDAY and we all know what that means for MOST of us. Actually one of the better places in retrospect that I worked for was a Telecom company in Canada (sadly now a mere shadow of its former glorious self) and the only Nation wide one (contrary to what AGT and Bell etc tried to tell us). Any how I used to get Sunday Monday off and had to work Saturdays which were generally pretty quiet. So I would go in and do what I sort of needed to or wanted to. Of course the odd time the ... Thu, 6 Feb 2014 20:55:25 EST Well thanks for not flaming me Thanks for not flaming me. The really odd thing was at the time I didn't even know why she was there and I wish I had of as I fancied her IMMENSELY ALSO. It just destroys me to this day that she didn't come back - I am certain I would have dated her and even married her.The really pathetic thing is that Cheryl is ill and her metabolic doctor said her pancreas is in danger of failing . So she may pass away sometime soon. I really have to take better care of myself as I do NOT want my kids t... Mon, 3 Feb 2014 21:16:16 EST Marion Paproski (THERE I SAID IT) Its funny how at least in my experience things I cannot EASILY change and that I thought I had forgotten about and dealt with in the past can comeback and bite me in the rear end. Lets just say its too bad I didn't have a time machine to go back to 1976 when a girl I went to junior high and elementary decided to go to the public high school but came to MY high school to see ME as she was interested in me but I flubbed it up.I was SO BUSY trying to find a missing bus pass and being stressed o... Mon, 27 Jan 2014 22:11:30 EST Stirring it I just left a comment on a blog about the superbowl and I am sure I managed to piss off a bunch of people. OH WELL I guess some people cannot accept the fact that football as played in Canada is a technically HARDER game. Our fields are 110 yards long and there are only 3 downs. <BR> Sun, 26 Jan 2014 17:47:20 EST stuff Just went back to my gp for the THIRD time for my cold/ asthma. Finished my antibiotics yesterday still felt like crap got a prescription for 3 prednisone - one day rook one already not sure if its really working, The pharmacist said I had to go back to the doctor if it doesn't work. All I know is my chest is still burning and tight. I guess thats the punishment for staying at work and NOT going to the doctor when I should have and then suffering through my vacation. I guess doing woodwork w... Thu, 9 Jan 2014 20:15:01 EST 2014 I want to wish you all a Happy and Prosperous 2014 <BR> <BR> <em>224</em> Tue, 31 Dec 2013 22:37:20 EST