• Bon Mots and Cheap Shots

    Breathing

    Heading the right direction is so relaxing. It really doesn’t take any extra work. Doing the wrong things causes me a lot of stress. My boss has lightened up on me for some reason. I don’t know why I was getting whipped like a bad dog in the first place. It certainly provided grist for the stress eating mill. I haven’t screwed up in two days. Not one piece of candy, no carmel macciattos, nothing. I’m at 207 today. I’m off to a cardio workout in a few. It’s finally not raining and a little pointy earred devil would like to go for his morning walk. We’re heading into another…

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    U-Turn and some political ramblings

    OK, nothing like a good old fashioned U-Turn. I’m down 3 pounds this morning, feeling much better, fired up to get to the gym this morning. It’s pouring out so a little black and tan man won’t be getting his morning walk. It’s all good, he doesn’t want to get his little Doberman footies wet anyway. They’ll melt if they get wet doncha know. I got my registration for Napa in the mail yesterday so I’m good to go on that one. Feeling very strong it should be good. How many police officers does it take to bring down a crazy dude with a 3 inch blade? Apparently in New…

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    Wrong Way Do Not Enter

    I’m so on the fast track to complete demise, the road to hell. I don’t even know what’s going wrong. Actually I think I’m retaining water. I hit 211 this morning after eating pretty well yesterday. I guess it is what it is, (Rumi or Rumsfeld, take your pick) but I must turn the train around. I just filled out my application for Napa. 19 days to right the ship. Perhaps taking yesterday off except for going to the gym was problematic. I had a great workout yesterday. When I first got up I had a food hangover from Christmas. Then I took a nap around 11 and when I…

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    Feeling kinda Buddha

    Holy Cannoli Batman, check out that photo! My friend looking fantastic and me OMG. Who is that bloated blotchy mess desperately needing to shed 35 pounds? This is embarrassing. I’m putting this picture on my blog to remind me to step away from the food trough. I’ve been pretty good over the holidays, only up 3 pounds from our starting weight. It’ll probably be off in a day or two, but all we need is a picture with 3 or 4 chins like this one, next to a friend looking amazing to send us to the gym. I’m there brother! I will give myself accountability by posting pictures as we…

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    Twas the night before Christmas

    And somehow, my weight has remained stable. Don’t know how, but it has. I have been working out fairly hard and haven’t missed the gym in a while. It’ll be shut down tomorrow, but no worries. Of course there is a couple of quickies I have to run out for right now. It’s 7:20 in California so it’s cool, I’ll be the only one at the mall for about an hour and then it’ll be on. Then it’s off to either yoga or the gym. I haven’t decided yet. Still PMSing, now six days in the hole, I just love getting old. Did I ever mention that I’m 47? I…

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    Why do people become a-holes at Christmas?

    It’s been a very rough week. My boss dressed me down in front of my branch and I’m still stewing two days later. What’s really sad is it was so unnecessary. Luckily it didn’t sent me into a tailspin. It sent me to the gym, mad as hell. It’s wrong. So I sit at my desk appearing to be hard at work, but I’m blogging. Breakfast1/2 english muffin2 slices Canadian Bacon1 slice low fat JarlsburgOrange SnackFat free cottage cheeseBlueberries LunchBBQ Turkey breast sandwich SnackAppleString cheese Dinner will beSteakbrown ricesalad dessert will beChocolate Mousse fortified with protein powder. OUT.

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    Rock and Roll

    The holidays are tough on BFL. I haven’t done a great job, but I haven’t done a terrible job either. Moderation is the answer to getting through this 6 week gamut and I’ve been keeping it on an even keel. I’m off to the gym in a minute. I had a very good cardio workout yesterday. I did an extra 15 minutes after I finished the BFL workout and then put in 100 machine crunches after that. My cycle is due any moment and that’s not helping matters at all. I’m also trying to get to the gym closer to 5am than 6am as starting 1/2 all of the New…

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    Yoga mojo

    I got to yoga class yesterday morning. That’s been a long time coming. There’s a class 6 miles from my house, but no, I have to drive to Berkeley to go to Funky Door I used to know Lynn back in the day in SF. She was our spinning instructor. We’d do an hour and a half spin class with her and then go do an hour and a half Bikram yoga class at 20th and Eureka, whatever the name of that studio was. I think they’re still there. The instructor there would tell us about a car wreck she was in where the Doctor’s told her she’d never walk…

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    Thursday Christmas Party obstacle course

    I have two Christmas parties today. It will be an obstacle course. I got much of my shopping done last night in the City. Spent way too much, but who doesn’t? Some lovely gifts for some friends and my brother. I don’t know what to do about the Ministry of Disinformation (my Mother) but I still have 9 days. She’s old and has everything she’ll ever need, although she continues to find things to spend money on. Yet she can’t Christmas shop for the family any more. which is why my brother and I will be attending Christmas at the Royal Tennenbaums. My weight is fluxuating around wildly right now.…