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Update Sept 14 2015
Haven't been able to walk more than ten steps since ankle injury early May.
Can't eat enough yet keep gaining weight.
Up to 207 pounds.
Doctors advise me to diet and exercise.
Not sure but I might be feeling like giving up.
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Stop the Shaming (August 4, 2014)
"There are 1,440 minutes in a day, can't you spare 30 of them?"
This is what I remember of a video/article ad that just whooshed by on my start page. I did not go to the video/article; the ad disappeared before I could move the mouse to get... Read more
Update July 29, 2014
About six weeks ago, doctor dx'd zenker's diverticulum, among the most severe dr and radiologist (?) had ever seen. No wonder i've spent my whole life feelng like something is stuck in my throat and avoiding eating as much as possible. Dr rx'd n... Read more
Busy Day, Nov 12th
A rare day off work, in which I managed to walk for 60 minutes and somehow consumed approximately 200 calories more than yesterday.
For me, increased calories is a good thing. My goal is to get to at least 1200 a day, most days.
It is ... Read more
Remembrance Day 2010
Back to Spark!
Still working painful amounts of overtime, and while I appreciate the cash, I really need to take better care of myself.
Over the last -- year? -- I returned to my life-long pattern of eating too little and my weight con... Read more
Short Story July 19/09
Nasty storm last night, the second worst I've experienced since moving to Edmonton. No electricity for 12 hours. On the plus side, the loss of power means I couldn't get much done at work today so I didn't go in. On the minus side, not going int... Read more
Today's Good News
Very pleased about this: An absolute diagnosis of severe osteoarthritis in my left foot (with"some well-corticated ossific fragments"). Means I'm not faking it when I can't bend my foot. Heh. Also pleased that this osteoarthritis is very localiz... Read more
Never give up, my friends. Just don't. Try new things if the old things aren't working, and don't lose sight of your goal.
In the last three weeks, I missed my Spark friends, put in a lot of overtime at work, got a few things done around th... Read more
This is more a "note to self" than anything else.
The amount of overtime I'm putting in at work is not (imho) enough to explain how tired I am. Would an overnight weight gain of three pounds be enough to explain bone-deep fatigue? I doubt ... Read more
May 1, 2008: 162.6 pounds
May 24, 2009: 149.8 pounds
At this rate, I'll be at an acceptable weight in 25 months.
Elephants give birth in less time.
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S'no big deal
(Sorry for the terribly punny title)
Yes, snow. In late May.
I'm very thankful for my two-year-old neighbour, who is positively delighted that the snow hasn't gone away. It helped to change my outlook on the weather.
Another posi... Read more
This morning, with the top of my scale pointing to the east, I weighed 2 pounds more than yesterday. I was so excited (and not in a good way) that the scale tipped a bit up and landed (gently, I might add) back on the floor, with the top of the ... Read more
Five Months and 1.8 Lbs Ago
I weighed 1.8 lbs less than I do today.
Five months of carefully tracking what I eat, and when, and how much I exercise, and I managed a net gain of 1.8 lbs.
That might sound like bad news. But it isn't.
Far too many North Americans ... Read more
Could It Be?
After three months ... after six pounds lost ... tonight, I finally felt the energy coming back, the way it used to when I lifted weights & did the gym thing in my early days ...
Could it be that, finally, my muscles are remembering how muc... Read more
Three Month Review
January 21, 2009 to April 26, 2009: 6 pounds lost.
Two pounds *gone* per month. Feeling... Read more