Good bye, Little Black Dog
Okay, so she was 55 pounds of "little" but still my Little Black Dog.
In May 2000, I stopped by Animal Ark on my way home from working downtown. It had been on impuls... Read more
So it's been a while
Stress. Stress. Travel. Stress. Stress. Travel.
Oh, Kira Dog is far more sick than we thought. We knew it was bad, but the splenic tumor has swollen her belly to the point where she lost her appetite for dog food. She's 14 years old. Our ve... Read more
Falling off, getting back on
So it's been over a year since I last updated. At the time, I had lost 20 pounds. I gained 12 back. I don't know what happened, besides stress and a loss of focus. Oh, and how easy it was to slip back into my old habits.
The stupidest excus... Read more
Accepting that compliment
I haven't advertised that I'm changing my lifestyle to a healthy one. One of the reasons is that my department consists of three guys and me. It's not like I'm going to talk about it. As for the rest of my coworkers, I don't really chat with the... Read more
Oh, you've totally done this... (or maybe not...)
The lunch of awesomeness (okay, the one within my self-prescribed limits for the day) remains in the fridge. I was going to eat it, promise, but then I began assembling it.
Roast chicken. My allotted, my mustard aoili. My high fiber wrap wi... Read more
Taking care of the feet...
Well. My plan today was to do 1.6 miles with Candice Dog. It didn't happen. Partway through the first quarter of the walk, when we have our 12 year old pup Kira with us, the arches in my feet began to cramp up. I don't know if anyone else has ha... Read more
My scale must be broken ...
Nah. It isn't. It's just stuck.
No wait. That's me.
For the past three weeks, I've hit the same weight. "A plateau so early?" I thought to myself as I seriously debated skipping logging my weight today in favor of (hopefully) a more fa... Read more
My vote is "Zombies ate my brain" or "Calorie-loving ETs"
It just happened.
I didn't pack my lunch, the second time this week. Given that I've been taking my lunch consistently for the past four weeks, it wasn't (supposed to be) that disastrous.
Usually, I eat my lunch around 1 PM, especiall... Read more
It stopped raining in my kitchen but the #DinnerFail
Good News: It was just the toilet tank that overflowed. No busted pipes (knock on wood). Yeah, we have a massive water stain on the kitchen ceiling but I'd rather that than a huge hole to repair pipes. No plumber required.
Whew. So, of cour... Read more
It's raining in my kitchen ... and other fun news
Fact: My SO has been out of work. His unemployment ran out two months ago.
Fact: We are down to our last cash reserves. After September, we're out of $ so bills aren't going to be paid on time unless he gets a job. Even then, it will be fo... Read more
Yet another rough week ...
But I tracked!
The good news is that I've lost 12 pounds total (although I have a feeling that I'll gain this week do to really bad choices). It moved my total calories down, which admittedly freaked me out a bit. However, that was this pas... Read more
Counting up the stressors ...
So my SO has been out of work on and off for 4 years. Unemployment ran out. He's depressed. He's finishing up trade school in hopes of finding a new career path, but he doesn't feel that he's been successful at all with his chosen craft. He grad... Read more
And then my body says, "So! You want to go back to you old habits? I've got something to say about
Let's face it. My Monday and Tuesday were disastrous. I can't explain why, since I'm happily home, my mom and dad are doing well, and my sister and her family are back safely from vacation. Work is going okay. My SO is still out of a job and has... Read more
There's losing your balance, stumbling & tripping... & then there's Falling
Wow. What a mess.
I knew my weigh in was going to be disappointing, that I wasn't going to lose all those 6 pounds that I had gained back. However, I knew the weight gain coincided with my "whenever my body decides to have it" cycle and my ... Read more
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Parents, Painting Houses, Pizza and Urgent Care
Day 6 of "With the Parents."
My dad decided this week to sell the rental property that has been giving him so much trouble. It's not so much the property itself, but who rents it. The last couple who were in there basically scammed my paren... Read more