• Bon Mots and Cheap Shots

    File this under STOOPID.

    OK, I’m still sick. And I’m sick of being sick. And I want to go to the gym and I want to work out and I want to go on an adventure with my dog, and I’m still sick. And I’m sick of being sick. So, I compromise. I bundle up and go outside and prune my roses. Dr. Leda Horticulture would be proud. Then I got Stoopid. I decided that the tree next to the house needed trimming. Pacific Gas and Electric will undo the damage. Apparently, I have cut clean through both lines. I’m surprised that anything worked at all, but the nice man fixed everything and trimmed…

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    Beyond bored

    I’m still sick. I was up half the night hacking. I’m not in Napa today and I’m kind of bummed about it. I asked a couple of lists I’m on for their opinion on Thursday, then my health circled the drain so badly yesterday that the answer was obvious. It’s pouring outside and I’ve got three shirts on trying to stay warm. I’m going to stay in most of the day, putz around the house and hope to be better tomorrow. This is absolutely ridiculous being this sick. It’s been five days with no let up! I’m making today a free day in hopes of returning to the gym tomorrow.…

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    Documenting an epic free day

    It was Saturday and I was sick and tired of being sick and tired. I maintained my eating regiment even though I hadn’t seen the gym since January 8th. Here’s how it went. This is how you have a free day. Breakfast:French toast with honey creme syrup LunchCalifornia Pizza kitchen small pizza Snack6 s’mores (it was cold and I had built a fire) DinnerRib eye steak and baked potato Dessert5 more s’mores. I used Lindt super fine milk chocolate for the s’mores, yeah that makes the difference.

  • Bon Mots and Cheap Shots

    Still sick

    I have a cough and my throat remains on fire. I ran a four point temperature the night before last. Monday and Tuesday night I couldn’t get warm, it was the fever. Yesterday the fever broke and I feel better, my joints don’t hurt like they were, but I’m still afraid to go to the gym I’ve been eating clean and am reaping the rewards of my good behavior. I’m just not sure that I can safely lift on Saturday morning. I don’t want to blow out my shoulder again and I don’t believe it’s that strong. We’ll revisit this tomorrow. I don’t feel bad, but I’m not well. If…

  • Bon Mots and Cheap Shots

    Sick…

    Everyone around me is sick. I’ve been trying to wash my hands 30 times a day, keep from touching other peoples stuff and not shake hands. Not easy to do in my position. They finally got me yesterday. My throat progressed poorly all day and then caught fire. It’s not as sore today but I’m hacking up amazing bloody gross, disgusting wads of Godknowswhat. I’m going to take it easy today and tomorrow in hopes of bouncing back quickly. I’m concerned about this meet on Saturday. I should have had my last workout this morning. Instead I laid low. I didn’t work out yesterday because I spent the morning scouring…

  • Bon Mots and Cheap Shots

    Dreams and stuff that concerns me

    There’s a big bugaboo about a rescuer who put down a Doberman who became aggressive when he was put (in this case forced) into a crate. The rescuer felt the dog would bite. Interestingly enough, everyone who had handled that dog up to that point had not seen any aggression at all. Because if this crate aggression the dog was put down. Then I think about the boy. He raises a holy shit fit if I put him up in the truck by himself. It could easily be interpreted as aggression. He’s never been in a crate, that I know of. If he ended up in rescue, he could be…

  • Bon Mots and Cheap Shots

    This week’s food

    BreakfastDenver Omelet with toast *1 slice low sodium whole wheat breadMidmeal #1Very berry ricotta with almonds 1/2 cup nonfat ricotta cheese 1/2 cup fresh blueberries 2 tbsp. sliced almondsLunchTurkey Sloppy Joe *Midmeal #21 medium apple 2 oz. string cheeseDinnerSalmon, brown rice and spinachDessertChocolate/Coconut Mousse *

  • Bon Mots and Cheap Shots

    So far so good

    Got up and got to yoga this morning. The instructor stopped me after class. She saw me walking in wearing my long sleeved thermal undershirt and thought “Jesus, she’s going to pass out”. Nope, after a moment of being sure that I remembered to put on a sports bra, I stripped it off. I was able to do the lying bow pose for the first time in probably six months today. I’m well pleased with myself. I’ve been pretty damned clean on my food and this morning: Weight : 205Fat 36.1BMI 34.9 It’s a sunny day today and I’m going to work in the yard with my devil boy. I…

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    Little Victories

    What a day yesterday turned into. It started with a great workout, then spiralled out of control, but I remained a BFL rock through the storm. 7:15am my receptionist calls me bawling and sick with a migraine. She’s afraid of calling in sick and getting RIF’d. Good concern, but she’s my little gypsy and I’ll keep her as long as possible. Well, we’re running very lean so everyone had to pick it up a notch. I think for the most part they did. Then the marketing department was moving to an automated operater and I had to set that up, except we made a mistake and we had to do…