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Day 50: When Lungs Gurgle

I finally figured out the big, elusive secret to weight loss. Don’t eat! Who knew?”
 Richelle E. Goodrich

Weight: Who give a rat’s ass?


Laying in bed with my iPad trying to organize my thoughts.  I was able to sleep but woke every few hours with my chest gurgling.

I realized that yesterday should have been a summary day but when you are this sick it’s hard to do anything but focus on sleep.

I’m going to skip the summary this week and wait until the 28th and do my monthly summary.

Once again snow is falling and all I can do is dream about nice weather and  being on my bike.  For the first time in my life I can imagine leaving Ohio for warmer climates.  As I lay here my mind wanders.

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Posted by on February 19, 2013 in Uncategorized



Day 49: The Plague

I am not a glutton – I am an explorer of food
Erma Bombeck

Weight: Sick

Whatever I have has moved into my lungs causing coughing fits and overall pain. The sneezing feels like some spastic slap on the back.   I’ve spoken to friends and they all call it The Plague.  It moved through their families sometimes over days and sometimes over weeks.  I had a fitful sleep last night and will be back in bed soon.



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Posted by on February 18, 2013 in Uncategorized



Day 48: A Tad Better

Forget about calories – everything makes thin people thinner, and fat people fatter.
Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic’s Notebook, 1966

Weight 274.8

Slightly better.  I have absolutely no energy.  Every few hours I have to get back into bed and sleep.

Last night a thick blanket of snow fell and I am so glad I am retired.  For so many years I worked ten to twelve hours a day in the weather.  I don’t miss it.


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Posted by on February 17, 2013 in Uncategorized



Day 47: Death on a Stick

I’m pretty sure there’s a lot more to life than being really, really, ridiculously good looking. And I plan on finding out what that is.
Derek Zoolander

Weight 274.6

ManfluSlept all day yesterday.  My nose has been running like a fire hose.  That’s okay because noses run in my family.  Feel worse today.  I’ve been living on chicken broth.  I can feel the salt saturate my body.  I’ll probably gain ten pounds of water weight this weekend.  I can’ t remember the last time I felt this bad.  Oh well, Spring will be here soon.  All will be right with the world.

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Posted by on February 16, 2013 in Uncategorized



Day 46: Sick

I did every diet: Atkins. Cabbage-soup diet. Dean Ornish. But I couldn’t live the rest of my life like a rabbit. 
Mike Huckabee 

Weight 274.4


Sick as a dog.  It’s been going around.  The plan is to spend the day in bed and see if it passes.

I’m a little concerned as many of my friends have been sick for weeks.  We’ll see how it goes.


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Posted by on February 15, 2013 in Uncategorized