Thursday, October 13, 2005
Another politics quiz
Wow, like that's a big surprise. (grin)
(Nicked this from Susanna Cornett.)
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Monday, October 10, 2005
My phone here was hooked up three weeks ago. Just this weekend, I have received two telemarketers' calls, one on Saturday at 5 pm, and one today at 8:15 pm. I find it amazing that a) it takes less than three weeks to show up on telemarketer lists, and b) they are calling on weekends, holidays, and well after the dinner hour. I am quite sure they were meant for me, because both of them asked for me by my last name. (One of them got my sex wrong, asking for Mrs. _______, but they knew who was living here.)
Tomorrow, I add my name to the Do Not Call registry. I am not interested in trips to Las Vegas, and I certainly am not going to divulge any information about my credit card usage. My only issue now is the online purchases I have made recently; although none of them have my new phone number, about 10 of them have my address, so I may have to deal with junk mail for some time to come.
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Sunday, October 9, 2005
I've not posted about it before, but I am on a serious diet. Since August, I have lost over 30 pounds; I want to knock off 20 more. It's doable, but lordy it can be hard sometimes. I am almost always hungry, because I have a large appetite.
I am eating about 1000 calories most days. A typical day's menu:
BreakfastOne granola bar (150 calories)
LunchOne 6-inch subway sub (Sweet Onion Chicken Teriyaki with American cheese) (510 calories)
DinnerOne Lean Cuisine meal (210-280 calories)
Snack (once per day, max)A handful of unsalted pretzels (100 calories)
This is all washed down with several cans of Coke zero, which adds zero calories.
Of course, I am taking vitamins, because there is no way that I can get a balanced diet from such a regimen.
Couple that with three-times-a-week exercise (45 minutes of exercise, including a 1.5-2 mile run) and it is easy to see how I lost the initial weight.
I'm allowing myself to have one "holiday" each week (usually Sunday) in which I can have something more substantial for dinner. Tonight's dinner will be a NY Strip steak and a baked potato, which will put me well out of the <1000 range, but there was no way I was going to be able to keep this up indefinitely. There are days when I'd consider killing for a bowl full of ice cream or a big chocolate bar, but I desperately needed to lose the weight. If I had exercised more self-control in the past, I wouldn't need to take such drastic measures, but I can't change what has already happened.
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