October Woes: Or the Dark Side-Effects of Losing Weight

Happy almost Halloween!   I do have more sketches to post, but I’ve been feeling pretty crummy lately. If you follow me on any of my other social channels, you’ll know that my stomach is doing pretty darn poorly. The culprit? My stomach. Now, I can in fact, point to occasions earlier this year that…

Day 137: Back on the Scale

This morning I weighed in at 247.7 lbs with a BMI of 29.2 (scoff I say). My lowest weight to date. For the past few weeks our scale has been out of commission, but that’s not the only reason there hasn’t been weigh-ins on the blog. To put it simply, I’ve been frustrated with my…

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 122: Thursday Mornings Are My Favorite

Its remarkable what a good cuddle can do for your spirit. An emotional lift that allows for the last two days of the work week to simply slip by. On Thursday morning’s my partner gets to work from home, which while a blessing and a curse for our food stores, is pure bliss from a…

Day 120 & 121: Busy Busy & Work

For the better part of my adult life (pausing to grab some decaf Earl Grey tea… and back) I’ve worked as a contractor at most of my jobs.  Not intentionally mind you. At least, not at first. But upon finishing grad school in December 2007 the “great recession” hit and Full Time jobs were nowhere…

Day 114: Its All in the Carb

Last night, Joel and I were bad. Well, he’s not on a diet, so in reality I guess I was the only one who was bad. There was a bit of ice cream, chocolate croissants and sushi.  Even if I spent 30 minutes on the stationary bike last night, these are still symptomatic of a…

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…

Days 110, 111 & 112: Of Painting and Tomatoes

What a weekend. Sometimes you have a weekend where you both feel like you’ve just been lazing around and yet accomplished all at the same time.  Friday started off early, with my getting off work around 1pm on Friday. Joel and I had recently picked up a brisket and he was in the final stages…

Day 109: Two Things that Aren’t Sitting Well With Me…

So I’ve got two things. TWO THINGS, out of all of the things involved with this diet that just aren’t sitting well with me. The day after a workout, I’m starving… so it makes keeping the “one bowl” principle incredibly difficult. I’ve apparently gone up in weight as a result of Hawaii. The food thing…

Day 102: Vacation Recovery

If there’s one thing you can say about Oahu is that they LOVE their sugary drinks. Oy.  I’m pretty much on detox for the next week to flush out all the sugary and carby food from my diet.  I mean, all things considered, I made sure I had as many leafy greens and as little…

Day 93: When You Need to Recover

I really must have overdone it Sunday. I was grumpy and tired… Just- Not a fun person yesterday afternoon to be around. Did I mention I was grumpy and tired? I just feel bad for my boyfriend since he suffered the brunt of it. We bickered over something incredibly tangential and as a result I…

Day 79: Pain in the Ears

So I finally went to the Doctor yesterday to address the ear aches I’ve had in both my ears for the past week-plus.  To summarize the Doctor’s diagnosis: *shoulder shrug* Essentially, there’s no fluid build up or suction/vacuum pressures. My throat looks great and there’s no sign of infection anywhere. So what’s a doctor to…