April 27th, 2004


Okay, this is annoying.

I dashed off some quick little essays at work over the last couple of days, one about backsliding during my personal Battle of the Bulge (or WW IV, for those of you enamored of bad Weight Watchers allusions) and another about Aaron McGruder. I then sent them home to my AOL account, but somewhere between wellsfargo.com's mail servers and AOL's mail servers they appear to have fallen into a black hole and been shredded into their component 1's and 0's before being dumped out along I-35W someplace. It makes me a little nervous about e-mailing anything else home, so I guess I'll start taking the floppy box to work again.

Anyhow, on the diet front, I tacked on five pounds since last Tuesday by dint of eating like a pig over the weekend and not doing nearly enough exercise to compensate. I don't expect to lose them as quickly as I put them on, but all the same I'm going to work at being more consistent about journaling. This was where I fell down last week - without the discipline of writing everything down and debiting the daily point total, it's just too easy to pig out. There's no real excuse for that. I have 34 points to work with every day (39 if I spread out the Flexpoints) and if I watch what I eat that's more than enough to get me through the day without gnawing on my arm - or anyone else's.
Having some of the two-point snack bars in my desk and my jacket will also help with that, since there are some long stretches of the day between meals - between lunch and dinner, for example.

With the shoulder tendonitis that's been annoying me, there's good news and bad news. The good news is that my masseuse did a real number on the shoulder tonight, which now feels better than it has in weeks; the bad news is that I'll probably have to ice it, eat ibuprofen, and have her work it fairly regularly until further notice. Well, there are a lot worse ways to spend an hour than having a beautiful brunette make one's muscles relax.

And now that the Twins have come from behind to beat the Blue Jays with a Jacque Jones sayonara homer, it's time to turn in.