Another find at the thrift shop
A food scale. Definitely older (yellow plastic - might be from the 80's), measures in metric and Imperial, goes up to 2 kilos. All of three bucks. Of course, the challenge now is to discern how accurate it is.... Read more
The joke is that I don't so much buy clothing as lease it from the local thrift shop. This is why the Macklemore and Lewis "Thrift Shop" video took the song from "amusing" to "pee your pants funny" - I have spent money in ALL the shops depicte... Read more
195 and a blood donation
195 pounds and another inch off my waist. Also donated blood. My BP might have been elevated as I went directly from the gym to the center in King County traffic. Sparky doesn't have anything to say on the topic of diets and blood donation. Rat... Read more
OK, annual checkup. Everything seems ok, but the BP and cholesterol is higher than I'd like it to be along with the weight. So, adding those to the trackers. The exercise and diet ought to help with those in the long run, but it's still a yellow... Read more
Okay, Hanlon's Razor - never attribute to malice what is better explained by cluelessness.
I went over budget last night. Sweetheart cooked supper - cheese tortellini, pesto. And piled the plate high. And had eggnog poured. I only ate about... Read more
Good news bad news
Well, the doc says I'm down another 7 pounds, making a total of 15 since Thanksgiving. There's the good news.
The bad news; Metro's killing my bus route home, meaning I'll have to either drive (which cuts out my 2-mile walk), or figure out... Read more
Where the weight started
Most of this crap on my frame got on because my mind was occupied with a lot of everything else. It was college, and my mom is still a horrible cook, meaning I knew diddly squat about cooking. Second, I was in a nasty-difficult course of study (... Read more
How to avoid Girl Scout cookies going to waistline and still help the kids.
The Girl Scout cookie wagon came by. I did not buy a box of cookies, but I did slip the kid $5 - $1 for the troop, and $4 for a box of Samosas to send to the troops overseas.... Read more
The smoked salmon I ate on Saturday did NOT agree with me, leading to a very miserable Sunday sleeping off the results. The only thing I kept down were two bananas, a cucumber soda (the store didn't have any ginger ale in the cold section) and s... Read more
More time on Sparky, less time on Yahoo
Yahoo news is living up to its name. The comments section is just page after page of angry, vengeful, and bullying comments. Thing is, I can't help but wonder if this is how people really think once the politeness filters are off and the consequ... Read more
Losing weight in another area...
I did not hit the gym this weekend.
I cleaned out my closets instead, taking two full carloads (I have a Toyota Tercel) down to the Goodwill. Got rid of a nightstand, a chair, several blankets I don't use, a box load of kitchen gadgets, tw... Read more
Never underestimate a good workout
I took my frustrations out on the exercise bike. 60 minutes on the "cardio" (150 heartbeats a minute) setting, followed by 30 minutes of weightlifting and stretching afterward. It was two hours at the gym well spent.
I'm also playing Clue a... Read more
Loneliness and emotional eating
I went online and looked at the "viewer comments" on Yahoo News in regards to the Hatian disaster...and was overwhelmed by the sheer nastiness of the responses.
"I HATE HAITI. ... Read more
Final holiday - birthday
I stopped tracking because I kept forgetting. That, and I was becoming REALLY resentful of the tracking, as it was taking all the joy out of trying new things. That, and trying to dissect my own cooking was becoming a headache. I make X, using i... Read more
I went out with Patti yesterday. We hit the Goodwill on Dearborn. For those of you not in the Seattle area, that Goodwill is about the size of a Wal-Mart Super Center. Wal-Mart managed to make a lasting first (and last) impression when I poked m... Read more
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