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Hurrican Irma is sabotaging my attempts to eat healthy.
Everyone here is spazzing out because of Harvey and remembering the floods from 2015. All the bottled water has been sold in my local grocery store. Most of the bread's gone too.
No big loss there. I don't really eat bread.
But, with inclement weather on the way, and the possibility of losing power, I went out today and bought supplies. A few cans of ravioli, a box of crackers and a big jar of peanut butter. Also three packs of hot dogs.
That should be enough to get me through any bad weather we have coming up next week.
If not? Eh. I'll cope.
Just had a salad with some spinach greens that were a little wilted. I'm regretting it now. As is my toilet. Thank God for Diet Coke, to soothe the savaged belly.
Also, I am looking after my boss's dog this weekend. Yeah, that's gonna be fun. :/
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As I lay in bed, laptop propped on my knees, typing this, I have a bag of potato chips and a 2-litre soda waiting to be consumed.
No, this is a not a 'Cheat Day.'
This is a 'Choice Day.' I choose to eat some carbs because I haven't been getting enough calories on a daily basis. I'm tired of being tired and wooly headed.
I should point out that, no, I am not starving myself. It's just, I've only been eating when I'm hungry so for the last couple of days I've had, maybe, a max of 900 to 1100 calories a day.
That's not enough to really keep me going at peak performance.
So, I'm eating junk calories and, so far, I feel fine.
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Last night I ate all the food in my house.
Well, not all.
But most!
And I felt bloody great. My lethargy was gone. I went to bed feeling satisfied and woke up this morning feeling back to normal.
So, definitely have to get more calories into my diet.

WOE is Me

Jul. 26th, 2017 05:55 pm
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Since my last post I've been checking my blood pressure at the pharmacy down the road. I thought it might be the cause of the general lethargy I've been experiencing the last few days.
Turns out, though, my blood pressure isn't high outside of a doctor's office. I'm a bit hypertensive, but I don't have HBP. So, that's good.
So why am I feeling so tired? I sat down and thought things through. The biggest change in my life right now has been my eating. So I looked at that and realized that, for the last few days, I've only been eating between 900 and 1200 calories a day. That's about 600 cals less than I think I need to continue losing weight while staying healthy.
So, I'm going to have to eat more calories, which is going to be a challenge. I'll have to tweak my WOE (Way of Eating), so I can better achieve my caloric goals.
With food in mind, today I found an ice cream that isn't off the menu. Gasp! I'm really looking forward to have it after supper. Plus, it should push me out of my calorie deficit.

Food stuff

Jun. 29th, 2017 04:03 pm
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Hmm. I'm having to adjust my diet. Again. My acid reflux has been triggering a lot lately and I'm not sure why. It could be the dairy, although I've never had a sensitivity to it before? But your body does weird things as you get older. *sigh*
So, not doing a strictly keto diet. Still low-carb, but not under 20g a day. At the moment, this is what my macros look like: Protein 125g, Fat 65g, Carbs 33g.
I think I may have to cut out the dairy from my diet. If so, the only thing I'll really miss is sour cream. *sigh*
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I went by the computer shop this afternoon and picked up the hard drive from my laptop. I asked the tech guy if he knew what caused the drive failure. He said it was most likely either heat buildup or maybe the computer got jarred. I think it was probably the first; I can remember the keyboard getting really warm when I'd be on the computer and the fan would be venting constantly. It's almost enough to make me wish I'd gotten an extended warranty. Almost.
Other than that? Not a lot to report. I sent an email to my condo's property manager, asking if they'd gotten my check for last month's dues? It wasn't deposited when I last checked, which is odd. I don't care much for my condo association, but they're pretty damned quick to take the money. If they hadn't gotten it, I wouldn't have been shocked. Half the time stuff I mail from my house never makes it to its destination. I can't prove it, but I suspect my mailman is dumping people's mail.
That's pretty much it for today. I did come home and clean house and tonight I might watch the livestream of Critical Roll. The guy who played Napoleon Dynamite is supposed to be joining them for the game.
And that's it for me.
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Yeah, so the other day I heard about LJ's new TOS and officially nuked the site. Shitty thing is that you had to agree to the TOS before you could log in and delete the account.
FUckin' Russians.
In other news, I had to talk with the owner of the New Store about the potential job offer from the Old Shop. I was getting a stress rash and other symptoms. It just felt like the right thing to do.
That said, I had to give the Old Shop owner an ultimatum. Make me a job offer by the end of the month or I'm out.
Honestly, I don't REALLY want to work at the New Store. The people are nice, but the vibe just doesn't feel right. Also, I hate standing on my feet for seven fucking hours at a time. I'm too old for that shit.
But if the Old Shop doesn't make me an offer, I'll grin and bear it. New Store has offered to make me a manager if I'm willing. Which would be cool.That store needs some fucking help.
Actually, I told the owner that if he was consistently in the red with comics, then he should get out of 'em and turn the store into a vape shop or something.
Eh. I don't know.
Why does life have to be so fucking hard sometimes???

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