Posts tagged ‘Frustration’

ADF Day 4: Had a bad day, takin’ one down…

I have a feeling I’ve used that subject line before…


January 27, 2013 at 7:29 pm

ADF Day 2: Curse you, Pesto!

Yesterday was an Up Day, so Chris and I went out to dinner last night.  The restaurant he suggested was one we’d only been to once before.  It’s a nice place, but seriously meat-heavy.  Their vegetarian options include a black bean patty and a Garden Pasta dish, and that’s pretty much it.  Even their salads come with meat on them.


January 25, 2013 at 7:45 am

ADF Hardcore, Day 10: Halfway There

First of all, serious props to Jake for getting below the 2xx mark. 🙂   It also seems that through him, we’ve set off another wave of ADF proselytes.  He has a friend who has decided to try it, and we have apparently inspired two people on a forum we both frequent to give it a try too.  Jake thinks I should write a book. 😉


June 30, 2010 at 7:12 pm 7 comments

ADF Hardcore, Day 3: The Second Day Phenomenon

I don’t suppose I’ve ever mentioned this here, but I grew up Lutheran.  That doesn’t really have much bearing on this, except that as religious denominations go, Lutherans are decidedly less evangelistic than some.  This is actually one of the things I appreciate about the church, because I myself hate pushy people, and pushy religious people especially.  You will typically not find pairs of Lutherans canvassing neighborhoods to bring the Good Word to the masses, and it would be surprising to me to hear that a Lutheran was found on a street corner or a college campus beating a Bible or handing out tracts.  That’s just not our way.   Our outreaches tend to be more passive and more service-oriented, providing some benefit or other with evangelism offered in an ‘If you’d like to know more about who we are, just ask and we’ll tell you.’ fashion.  While I guess this might sound like a kind of bait-and-switch approach, the simple fact is that someone could pretty much take advantage of Lutheran outreach programs indefinitely and never once have to listen to a sermon or hear what horrible danger their soul is in.   Response is a matter of choice, and as someone who values my personal freedom and dislikes outside intrusion, I respect that a lot.

This all comes to mind right now because it’s occurred to me that my views on my diet are much the same.  I really hate talking about it unless someone approaches me and shows a genuine interest.   ADF is not an easy way to go in practice, but in theory it sounds even worse.  NOT EAT AT ALL for a WHOLE DAY?  Are you CRAZY?   What about metabolic slowdown?  What about nutrition?  Isn’t it just horribly miserable?  Oh, I could never do it!  I love food too much!


June 23, 2010 at 5:34 am 3 comments

Cleaning, Day 12: Derailed…

This entry will be short…  I’ve had a long, pretty horrible day, and even though I’m walking right now, I don’t feel like writing much.  I’ve spent most of today talking and analyzing and explaining and crying, and I just don’t have it in me to write stuff out too.

Suffice it to say, though, that I did actually make my bed.  And I did actually clean the kitchen.  Much of what went on today took place on the phone, and needed to keep my hands busy while I dealt with it.  Cleaning worked well enough, so I guess in spite of everything I can count today a success.

More tomorrow.  Maybe.

May 1, 2009 at 12:40 pm

Sleep, Day 6: Bunco Night

I failed again.  Maybe I should just push this back by a whole week at this point?   I mean, this time I had an excuse, since last night was Bunco Night, and I came home late enough that I couldn’t really get in any walking WITHOUT blowing my bedtime, but still.  I really had hoped to do better than this.


April 18, 2009 at 11:12 am

Sleep, Day 5: Dreams

I failed again. :/   I mean, of course I did…  I sort of set myself up for that, didn’t I?  I even forgave myself ahead of time.  Meh.

But yeah..same kind of thing.  Talking to someone, conversation was just too engrossing.  I couldn’t tear myself away, and before I knew it, I hadn’t just blown my 11:30 bedtime; I had stayed up until something like 2:00 am.  BAD JEN!

And really, that’s not just bad for me. It’s bad for whomever I’m talking to, too.  Even my West Coast pals would be hitting midnight at that point.  Must find some way to stop doing that.


April 17, 2009 at 9:41 pm

Sleep, Day 3: Woo, Sleep!

Well, that’s two days down.  How far did I get last time?  I can’t even remember.

Unfortunately, I can’t say that I’m actually getting more SLEEP this way.   Even though I tend to go to bed kind of late, the kids usually let me sleep (or at least doze) in enough that I generally get between 6 and 8 hours per night.  Well, on AVERAGE, anyway.  There are outliers.


April 15, 2009 at 1:55 pm

Weight Check, Week 4.5

Starting Weight Overall:  241 (Wii Fit), 245 (Bathroom Scale)

Last week: 185.4 (Wii Fit), 186.4 (Bathroom Scale)

This week: 184.2 (Wii Fit), 187.2 (Bathroom Scale)

Uh…. NOOOOO!  No, no no no no!

Not only didn’t I lose, I GAINED.  Well, okay, that depends on which scale you’re going by, but STILL….  I tend to rely on the Bathroom Scale moreso than the Wii Fit, so …

Man, why is it that when I think I’m doing really badly, I lose?  This week I really didn’t think I was doing badly.  I thought I was more or less okay, even Friday Night notwithstanding.  I guess this teaches me.


April 6, 2009 at 10:57 pm 1 comment

Sleep, Day 15: Emotional Impact

Emotions are funny things…


February 23, 2009 at 10:08 pm 3 comments

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