Arrived at client's house. She is holding back a barking beagle. "Do you remember her, boy?" She says. I reach out my hand and he sniffs it and licks me.
"Wow!" she says. "That was great! He's an attack dog. Good boy, not biting!"
Whic... Read more
Well, I made my 2,000 miles of biking goal before the weather turned really nasty. In fact, yesterday I had one of the best rides ever--it was twilight, and very still, and I felt like I was sort of floating along instead of actually pedaling.
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Answer every question with just one word
Where is your cell phone?
Your favourite thing?
Your dream la... Read more
There's a lot of debate going on regarding the Health At Every Size (HAES) movement. Most of it seems to focus on the idea that HAES is just a way of giving fat people permission to stay fat, or that it encourages people to get fat by not shamin... Read more
I've had a pretty successful year, and I am pleased with my progress. But Friday and yesterday were the kinds of days that fill me with frustration. If it wasn't nailed down or actively running away, I was eating it.
I'm not sure what set o... Read more
I fell off my bike yesterday.
Actually, I sort of tipped over on my bike. Rather like Artie Johnson and his tricycle back in the Laugh-In days. I had to come to a stop when a car stopped in front of me, and I was trying to gear down with th... Read more
Today is my first SparkVersary. In some ways it seems like a long time coming, in others I can hardly believe a year has passed.
A year ago I was teetering on the brink of 300 pounds and horrified with myself. I suffered a lot of back pain,... Read more
It appears that I didn't do permanent damage to myself, and the ankle is quite walkable. Still tender at certain angles, and a little swollen, but it bears my weight fine and I'm not really limping anymore.
I will be very cautious when I wa... Read more
Argh! Taking a walk with DD this evening, I didn't notice that the sidewalk was cut away and managed to step on the edge of a well-disguised hole just perfectly to flip my ankle and fall to the ground. We were about 3/4 of a mile from home, and ... Read more
Sunday I was sitting in my car on the shoulder of I-70, sobbing as my sister told me that Mom had been intubated, was unconscious, and I was probably never going to talk to my mother again.
Yesterday evening, Mom called me to say hi. She is... Read more
Mom is doing better, but the doctors have no idea what's wrong with her. Her body basically was shutting down yesterday, but none of the tests they did revealed anything. By evening, though, she had stabilized, and today she seems to be getting ... Read more
My mother is very ill. She may die.
She is 2000 miles away.
I need tomorrow to work out my calendar, and then will probably be flying out there on Tuesday. So I will likely be absent for a while.
I can hardly form sentences. I am... Read more
blogs.prevention.com/ins pired-bites/2012/08/27/the -yoyo-diet-are-you-at-risk/
The salient quote: "The FDA acknowledges that since 1997, it has largely transferred the responsibilities for pre-market safety determina... Read more
I made it home under my own power yesterday, despite further realizing that part of my problem might well have been not eating anything all day. It was a slow ride, but I made it.
Felt punky for the rest of the day, but I believe that I ma... Read more
Yesterday I felt very sick. Today, I had two court dockets to attend; 9:30 am and 1:00 pm. I decides that I would drive to the morning one, run an errand, come home, and then decide if I felt up to biking back to the afternoon one. DD came home ... Read more