Thursday, June 19, 2008

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4 Out of 5 Good Days - Day One

Again, I've let a few days pile up I wanted to tell you about. I believe last time we talked on the phone I told you of the upcoming graduation party for Jamie. Well that was back on May 31st. The day actually started after I dropped the boys off at their mothers work. I went into the mall to look around and eventually found my way into the book-store. I picked up a writing magazine and a YA book of a similar genre of what I'm writing. I then headed over to the park where Jamie's party was. I brought along my magazine to read just in case there were times when I would be by myself as I seriously predicted. As it turned out, I had someone sitting at the same table with me for just about the entire night. I talked with Little Dan and Nathan to some great lengths. Craig also came over for awhile. Instead of taking off fairly early as I thought, I stayed till the very end and helped pack up a bit. Craig then invited all that were left over to his house. I played darts with Allen, Jade and Craig but Craig was the real competition. Just as it looked like he was going to win, I came from behind to win the game. After that we played Trivial Pursuit. I was on the same team with Craig and Ellen. We battled Allen, Jade, Jamie, Blaine and Greg. It was getting late so we didn't quite finish the game, but we were ahead and won a final piece to win the game. It was a great day overall.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Mental Illness

R.a.n.t. of week 06/15/08
It's probable I may continue a part of this rant in a letter to Tegan. Mostly because things have been weighing on my mind and I really need to get it all out. This weekend was much like some of the weekends I had before I was married and hanging out with buddies Chris, Travis and Ernie. Back then, my depression would hit me hard at times and it was very hard to fight. It's like being trapped inside your own body without being able to control it. You don't want to speak, laugh, or be engaged in conversation. Watching others have fun while being trapped like that certainly doesn't help either. I'm so upset because I've fought this off for so long, and now it came back. I'm hoping it's not something that will continue to make an appearance. I will continue to monitor it and perhaps watch my associations and hang with those who may be aware/concerned about my condition. Okay, perhaps it's difficult to understand and doesn't make much sense. But if it made sense it wouldn't be an illness would it?

Monday, June 2, 2008

Elephantitis of the Mouth

Picture Review

Today's picture was sent in by Doctor Whonagrott of Lexington KY. It seems a virus in the local water supply has been affecting the residents and horribly disfiguring them. The first reported case was noted about three months ago but dismissed as a fluke. Another month later and five more cases were recorded. As of today, there has been 48 cases recorded.

Attempts to hide the disfigurement have failed, as the reported number of cases continues to increase. Below can be seen a few pictures of the Elephantitus on a few of Whonagrott's own patients. An appeal for a greater recognition of this malady has been requested, as of yet, no help has been offered. If you can help, Doctor Whonagrott urgently requests you get in touch with him.

As for me, all I can say is Lexington, a great place to visit - just don't drink the water.

Elephantitus of the Mouth

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Too Much Good Food

R.a.n.t. of week 06/01/08
I have done so well in my weight loss so far, but as I'm getting closer to my goal weight, the harder it's becoming. There was a time during this process where various foods were not a temptation for me. Now, I seem to be hungry for snacks all the time. That may not be as much of a problem as the fact that it's been getting harder and harder for me to get inspired to go work out at the gym. I know where this can lead, and I certainly don't want it to lead to that end. I really need to stay away from cookies, brownies, muffins and cinnamon rolls. It's just at times I seriously get an uncontrollable urge for them. I get a chocolate attack, a box of cereal starts calling out to me, or I start craving chips. Ignoring the fact if I worked out I'd be less prone to eating this junk, I need to recall all the good (healthy) food there is to eat that I do like; yoghurt, steamed brussel sprouts, oatmeal, fresh fruit, lean meat, or other various foods which end up filling me up and satisfying. Who needs that bag of sugar coated bag of dried fruit and nuts when there is just too much good food.