Day 128, 129 & 130: Gut Reactions

This post has the unique opportunity to be worked on before, in between  and I believe I will finish this up after my interviews are done.  Funny that. When it comes to most things in life, i’ve found that I am most happy with the resulting outcome when I trust my gut.  Say 90% of…

Day 113: Sleep is Important

In high school I used to wake up at 5am in order to shower, eat and walk to the bus stop a mile away in order to then travel a 20+mile series of bus routes which would land me at school prior to my 7am class.  Man did that suck. These days I’m at work…

Diet Day 51: Recovering Cuddles

Sometimes you just want to punch someone. Yesterday was an interesting day. Without going into too much detail, let’s just say that there’s something I know a lot about and this is Brainstorming. I’ve participated in  hundreds of brainstorms and lead many… many, many. I participated in an exercise that revolved around brainstorming yesterday that…

Diet Days 46, 47,48, & 49: Somewhere Between Fun and Ouch

All Hail the 3-Day weekend! Last Friday I spoke of the joys that included not having plans for the weekend, woe be unto the fool that I am. While not a difficult weekend for the diet, I will admit that I purposefully broke my diet yesterday (Monday) while in the grand scheme of things.  Those…

Diet Day 42: Preposterous Predicting

With all my ranting and raving yesterday about carbs and the weekend, it should come as no surprise that I’m posting a gain this week. 266.6lbs Now, I have a theory. I predict that this is primarily water retention and flared fat cells from the refined white sugars (flour, other starches, and literally sugars). So…

Diet Days 32-34: Super Weekend Spectacular of Epic Teeter-Tottering

February is an interesting month.  From the adherence of the weather, guided by a giant rodent to the commercialization of a man who committed suicide because he couldn’t be with his love… And (at least within the US) a celebration of two Presidents’ Birthdays (one who was a prissy jock with wooden teeth and the other probably…

Diet Day 30: Is it time to work out yet?

Yesterday was a quasi-hungry, quasi-annoyed with the world day.  The funny thing about it though, is that I didn’t actually become annoyed with the world until after I left work. In the greater Seattle area there are certain rules. Much like the laws of the universe, there is one inevitable conclusion that most drivers suffer…

Diet Day 29: An Orgasm for your Palette

I didn’t actually have sushi properly until I was in high school (3.5 years of Japanese class yo!). Before then? Perhaps it had been at a party my parents dragged me to or we’d seen it at a restaurant, but its pretty safe to say that I wasn’t readily exposed to it until I was…

Diet Day 24: Work it Harder, Make it Better

A hungry-day though yesterday may have been, it was still a great day. I’ve successfully done three one hour classes in a row.  Well, not in a row per say. But on Sunday I went to the 90 minute workout, Tuesday I did over 100 push-ups (a personal first), and then last night I was…

Diet Day 23: The Peeler, the Fritter, and the Pang

The only time in my life that I felt as hungry as I felt yesterday was in 2007. I was jogging for 45 minutes a day, three days a week.  I remember fondly the idea that I had actual, physical hunger and how righteous I felt in being able to eat whatever I felt like,…

Diet Day 15: You Don’t Refuse $32 Fried Chicken

Salutations! Yesterday was Tuesday. Tuesday’s have always been somehow special to me. Whether it was a bad day or a good day, somehow you could trace that back to it being a Tuesday.  Whether I was accepted to Grad School or had my Wisdom Teeth pulled. It’s been a Tuesday… We had another off-site meeting…

Diet Day 7: Of Hunger and Daube

Yesterday was a hungry day.  One of those days where regardless the number of shakes I drank I don’t think anything would have curbed my appetite.  I was starving all day long.  And I was good!  Until I wasn’t. So my partner has been feeling down lately and I figured I would do something nice…