Living ~400lbs

… and believe me I am still alive

February 2013

  • Allergist update

    Had a follow-up appointment with the allergist last week. It was nice to confirm that the new meds and cleaning regimen not only feels good for me, I did better on the lung capacity test this time than on my first visit. It was nice to confirm that needing to use albuterol prior to aerobic… Continue reading

  • Music Monday

    I first heard this song back in, well, probably 1998 or 1999. To me it’s about learning to live with compromise and setbacks — and broken promises, yes, even the ones you had made to yourself.   Lyrics are below the cut. Continue reading

  • Who Cares What Ina Garten Weighs?

    According to my blog stats, a lot of people get to this site by searching about what Ina Garten (aka The Barefoot Contessa) weighs.  Specifically. how much does barefoot contessa weigh how much does ina garten weigh ina garten weight problem ina garten weight So, to those who are curious, I say this: I don’t… Continue reading

  • Music Monday: Haunting

    As Heather Dale states the video intro, this song is about Joan of Arc, “who is a creature of  darkness or light, depending on which side you saw her from.”  Heather writes on her website that “I had been trying to use her as a metaphor for independence, but [songwriting partner] Ben rightly pointed out… Continue reading

  • Does It Matter?

    Tonight I overheard some thin 20somethings discussing fat people as a group (nothing said about the 40ish couple at a nearby table). The terms and statements made were rather derogatory. There was laughter. Then their discussion moved to other topics. This wasn’t pleasant. I tweeted about it. I then focused on dinner with the man… Continue reading

  • Quotes: Love

    “Love is kind” — 1st Corinthians 13 “Love is an emotion of a strong affection and personal attachment. […] “Love” may refer specifically to the passionate desire and intimacy of romantic love, to the sexual love of eros, to the emotional closeness of familial love, to the platonic love that defines friendship, or to the… Continue reading

  • Exercise Takes Time? Really?

    Reading yet another piece on an exercise study, this one with older (60-74 years) sedentary women, I giggled at this observation: “They complained to us that working out six times a week took too much time,” Dr. Hunter says. They did not report feeling fatigued or physically droopy. Their bodies were not producing excessive levels… Continue reading

  • Five Things Make A Post

    1) I am sooo looking forward to tomorrow morning, when Mark Reads will post the second-to-last chapter of Deadline.   Mark Reads reviews books a chapter at a time, progressing through books every other weekday, and it’s been building to this OMG HUGE second-to-last chapter for weeks.  (Need I say “spoilers”?) Some of the books he’s… Continue reading

  • Quotes: Pretty

    “You have such a pretty face. You should lose weight.” — Relatives “A pretty face and fine clothes do not make character” — Anon “Who cares about pretty? I’m going for noticeable.” — Veronica Roth “It has been said that a pretty face is a passport. But it’s not, it’s a visa, and it runs out… Continue reading

  • Music Monday

    Lyrics are here; to quote the author, this is “[t]old from the point of view of a project manager at a certain little company in San Rafael, CA, sometime in the mid-1990’s…” 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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