Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Middle-aged struggle

Because of personal stressors, I put on almost ten pounds between May 8th and June 19th. This is significant when you're only five feet, two inches tall.

I haven't weighed this much in almost ten years. It's very discouraging because I know it'll take way more than six weeks to take it all off. My only consolation is that, while spring is always a difficult time for me, it was something very specific that triggered my depression and made me hit the carbs like I did. With plenty of therapy and self-care I already feel better. I'm sure it'll be a matter of months until I'm back where I was. (A matter of years? Damn.)

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Doesn't take much to be overweight when you're short

My last vacation, plus some personal stressors, got me eating this spring. I'm fighting depression again and as of today, I've been on a six-week carb binge. This is the biggest I've been in almost ten years.

I won't bother telling you how much actual weight I've put on because I'm so short that even my top weight doesn't sound like much to a lot of people. I'll let the pictures speak for me. I will say that none of my pants fit anymore except for the elastic top ones.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Transmission from the Twilight Zone

In 2009 Stephen King wrote a novella called UR that was available only on Kindle. I still don't know why it was called "UR," but it was about a Kindle that could access publications from alternate universes.

Last night I received this email on my Kindle. I have the 3G one and often use it to check my email. I know it's just a glitch, but the date on this email is 1969.

Or is it a glitch...?

Sunday, June 12, 2011

World Blood Donor Day

June 14th is World Blood Donor Day. I am a regular donor and have been giving blood for years. I had gotten into the habit of giving every two months, as allowed in the United States, but I had to stop after my (first ever) international trip last September. I went to Peru, which is on the list of dangerous countries, blood-donor-wise. I am resentfully awaiting September 10, 2011 when I will officially be allowed to donate again and then I'm never traveling outside the U.S. again.

Please, someone who is reading this who has never given blood before, please give.

Monday, June 06, 2011


I'm back from another vacation (5/28 to 6/5). I didn't feel like blogging while I was on it. Maybe I'm just not a vacation type of person. New York is not where I want to be. No place is, except for Chicago. I've had enough of vacations for a while.