Living ~400lbs

… and believe me I am still alive

September 2011

  • Thankful Thursday

    [an occasional exercise in gratitude] Things appear to be getting into “routine” with the parent, instead of “crisis-to-crisis”. I’ve also been able to cross some major tasks off my list, and more are in sight. Adding more tasks to my to-do list (managing the parent’s mail and bills, coordinating his care, etc) is making me focus… Continue reading

  • Not Doing Everything

    Unvirtuous Abbey (“Digital monks praying for people with first world problems”) tweeted this week: For those who have to carry the burden of what they see but are limited in what they can do, we pray. That … says a lot, actually. For many of us worldwide media means that we see much more than we can… Continue reading

  • “Peaceful” and “relaxing”?

    From today’s Between Friends comic by Sandra Bell-Lundy comes this exchange…. Maeve: How’s your walking regimen? Susan: Actually, I’m enjoying it. Susan: Every evening I walk around the neighborhood … it’s such a peaceful, relaxing way to end the day. Maeve, shocked: “Peaceful” and “relaxing”? Maeve, accusing: I thought you were trying to improve your… Continue reading

  • Today’s Google Doodle

    Today’s Google Doodle is on Albert Szent-Györgyi, who is credited with discovering vitamin C. Growing up, I wished that one could just take pills instead of having to decide what to eat and thus avoid all the questions and pressures around “eating right”. I don’t wish that anymore. But I’m glad for beef jerky and… Continue reading

  • On Being Fuckable

    Spilt Milk recently tweeted a link to the quote: I will not accept that my worth on this earth is based on whether or not you think my fat body is fuckable. I agree with the sentiment.  One of the things I’ve appreciated, as I’ve gotten middle-aged, is that random men seem to feel less of a need… Continue reading

  • The Fitness Question

    Suppose you exercised three times a week. Suppose you got stronger.  Suppose your body were stronger and happier, you could lift more, walk further & faster, swim more.  Suppose you had less back or shoulder or knee pain. Suppose you were more relaxed, slept better, and got sick less.  Suppose all those things…but suppose you… Continue reading

  • Thankful Thursday

    [an occasional exercise in gratitude] My father has been in his new Adult Family Home for over a week and is doing well. The political-bloggers-with-zombies novel Feed that I’ve been compulsively re-reading for the last year did not win the “Best Novel” Hugo but it came in second.  Feed and its sequel Deadline are by Mira Grant aka Seanan McGuire. While… Continue reading

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Former software tester, now retired heart patient having fun and working on building endurance and strength. See also About page.

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