I’m feeling annoyed.

See, I’ve got this calorie budget going on, right? I can eat as many as 2,500 calories a day, if I wish. Well, yesterday, you know what I found when I totaled my calorie intake? I found I’d eaten 2,551.

That’s right. I went 51 calories over budget.

Yes, I know it’s not that big a deal. And I know that most calorie counts are estimates. BUT STILL. It’s the principle of the thing!


Oh, well. I guess I can just live with the fact that I got all of my other goals done.


Let’s Try This Again, Shall We?

Wow. Everything went really downhill after that last post. A delightful combination of fatigue and a bacterial infection caused me to spend most of Wednesday and Thursday asleep. Heck, I felt bad enough that I didn’t feel up to seeing my doctor until Friday.

Fun times.

The medication is taking hold, though, and I got plenty of rest, so I’m feeling human again. Human enough that I’m going to try to get back into my exercise program once I get home from work. We’ll see, though.

2018 has been a miserable year, so far. How do I get a do-over?

Thoughts On The Day Off

It’s Wednesday, which means I get my mid-week break from the dumbbell workout I’ve been doing. In an ideal world I would have still gotten up and gone walked my. After all, doing some cardio exercises n the down time is still a good idea. But I didn’t.

Why? Partly because I’ve still got a half-healed broken toe, which ached a little after the 5.12 miles I walked yesterday running errands. Partly because 3 am is early, and I didn’t want to get out of bed. And partly because of this nonsense:

That is my car (envy me my sweet ride) dusted with snow. I was walking around without a coat yesterday, and today there’s snow. Not a lot, honestly, but that’s not the point.

In other news, I noticed an interesting thing for the future of my work with the dumbbells. The set in my clubhouse goes escalates the pounds as follows: 1, 2, 5, 10, 15, 20, 30, 40, and then a whopping one 50 pound dumbbells. So, yeah. That escalated rapidly. I mean, don’t get me wrong: I look forward to the day I’m doing my routine with the 40 pound weights. But that’s going to take some doing.

Seriously. I Miss The Caffeine. A Lot.

Day two of decaffination dawns without headaches, which is a good thing. Sadly, I went to bed on a fully caffeinated schedule ;about 9 pm, which is late for me) and then woke up on a “I get up at 3 am schedule”. So, yeah. I’m not overwhelmingly tired, but I wouldn’t mind going back to bed. The 2 degree temperature might have something to do with that, though.

Otherwise, I’m feeling pretty good bi hit my calorie budget yesterday, and I feel confident that I’ll do it again today. And the cold is mostly cleared up, so I’ll be back to exercising and walking again on Monday. I can’t wait!


Yeah, that pretty much sums things up in a single word. I actually intended to hit all my goals yesterday. But then, by the time I got home from work, I was exhausted. How tired do I mean? I mean, I was too tired to make French toast. And all you have to do for that is beat an egg with some sugar, dip bread in it, and fry it.

Uhm. For context, I’d planned to make French toast for dinner last night.

So, anyway, I’m clearly tired. Still. I think it has far more to do with a lack of sunlight than anything. If it’s not too bitterly cold out today, I’ll need to get out and walk outside on break and after work. Try to recharge a little.

Or maybe I can just sleep until spring. I’m sure that won’t be an issue at work or anything.

Turkey Coma

Maybe it was all the turkey I ate yesterday. Maybe it was just getting to sleep in, and spend the whole day at home and do nothing in particular other than cook. I don’t know. But, whatever it was, I just couldn’t work up the enthusiasm or energy to do any of my exercises this morning. My alarm went off on time and I just reset it, letting me sleep al the way until 3:45 am.

I’m going to try and get them done today anyway. But, let’s be honest here, it will be at best a struggle. And if I don’t, then Monday I’ll be back on track once more.

No, that’s all. Now, back to trying to focus on a day that is simultaneously the second Friday and Monday this week.