Category: DayInTheLife

  • Things That Derail My Everything

    Doctor appointments, like the 3 I had in 2 weeks. (Mostly it’s because I emotionally freak out about it. I don’t like that but that’s what my body insists on right now.) Medical tests, like the ultrasound I had during the same 2 weeks. (See above.) Doing more physical things around the house, which for […]

  • Day in the Life: Shower, Chafing, & Jock Itch

    These days I use the blow-dryer on crevices and wear tummy liners from More Of Me To Love instead of baby powder. (Yay not getting baby powder everywhere.) I like their bra liners too. I continue the use of antifungals as needed, usually in other crevices. Ah, the morning shower.  Warm water to get the […]

  • Day in the Life: Aerobics

    Day in the Life: Aerobics

    Since I wrote this there’s been a bunch of changes. I got an adapter that let me feed video from VHS to my computer. I made digital video copies of the various segments from the VHS tape. This lets me customize things a bit, such as doing a segment multiple times to work out more. […]

  • Day in the life: Thyroid pause

    Day in the life: Thyroid pause

    This post was originally written in 2015. These days I’m much more aware of what I call the “thyroid pause”, the 30-60 minutes that I to am wait after taking the thyroid pill, before I eat breakfast or take other meds. I often wake up, check the time, take thyroid, and go back to sleep. […]

  • Day in the life: Stretches (updated)

    I still stretch in the morning and evening, though not this full sequence. Usually I stretch whatever feels stiff and I bend over to touch the floor a few times. Last year we had a plumbing problem under the kitchen sink. Himself knew how to fix it, but didn’t feel up to the bending. I […]

  • Day in the life: Waking up (updated)

    This post was originally written in 2008. It’s one of the first I wrote for this blog. And it’s still pertinent! I’ve been using a CPAP for over 10 years now. I have problems falling asleep without it. Not because I snore or otherwise sleep poorly without it – because I’m so used to having […]

  • September 1, 2008

    That’s when I started this blog. At the time I was in my (early) forties, married, owned a home, and worked in software testing. Now I’m definitely in my fifties. I’m still married. We have a different home. I retired from the software grind. Instead of busing or driving to an office building, I’ve been […]

  • Still around.

    Still fat. Still married. Still in the Seattle area. Still doing treadmill 3 days a week, usually, despite general bleahs. Starting another round of seeing doctors – I ended up with yearly visits to a couple specialists in the fall, so every year it’s oh right I have to deal with that. If you follow […]

  • I don’t care about gas prices

    The more the news mentions gas prices, the more I realize I’m weird because I don’t. Why? I used to commute about 15 miles a day to the office. My minivan is modified with a ramp and space for my mobility scooter, but it’s also a plug-in hybrid. On a full charge I get 33 […]

  • Importance of Comfort

    If you’ve played The Sims, you know each Sim has various needs: Energy, Bladder, Hunger, Social. The one that surprised me was Comfort. Sims want to be physically comfortable, and get grouchy if they’re not. More expensive beds filled the Energy and Comfort needs faster than cheaper ones. Are you comfortable where you are? Comfort […]

  • Hi there, February

    January both took forever and was a blur. Insurrection. Impeachment. Inauguration. On the personal side, I had used all 18 months of COBRA by the end of December 2020, so I started new insurance in January. Thanks to Washington state expanding Medicaid via the ACA and me earning … basically a pittance in interest and […]

  • It came from the search terms

    In the tradition of Captain Awkward I’m going to treat the search terms people used to find the site as questions. im 400lbs is it too late for me to get healthy?  This is completely up to you and to how you view health. If you are sedentary, you can probably be more active, and ideally […]

  • Frustration

    [Note: Includes discussion of weight loss and history of intentional weight loss. Please avoid if you don’t want to read it.] Visited the endocrinologist again to follow up on my med changes. On my way into the office, the doc asks how the meds have made me feel; I said that I haven’t noticed much change […]

  • It Came From The Search Terms

    Once again, a post inspired by search terms used to reach my site. how much does a woman who wears a 5x weigh This probably depends on the woman’s height, amount of muscle, and how many limbs have been replaced with cybernetics.  Really, some of those are heavy. what are the rules about having to […]

  • TSA Travels

    I don’t fly very often. This is likely why it I didn’t go through a full-body security scanner until Friday and, again, today.  I don’t have strong opinions about the type of scanning used, although I do consider much of the airport security approach to be security theater. So I did the scanner instead of […]

  • Halloween

    The company I’ve worked at for the last three years has parties for Halloween & trick-or-treating in the office. I’ve sometimes felt strange, in past years, to be the fat lady handing out candy.  (No cultural baggage there…!) This is the second company I’ve worked at to do the full-on trick-or-treating. Some years at the […]

  • Weight Talk, Business Travel Edition

    I’ve been working with people in the UK and German offices of the company I work at since I started.  Now that I’m a manager, my boss mentioned that a trip to Germany for training may be in the works. …which would mean flying while 400lbs. In the interest of being diplomatic, I expressed interest […]