Wednesday stress

Posted: July 7, 2010 in family, The Jerz, Weight loss


Hope everyone is having a great morning. Today is fine, so far, but my stress level will increase exponentially as the time of my mother’s visit grows closer.

I don’t really have any reason why her visits stress me out so much. Usually if she stops over for dinner, I just become a bundle of raw nerves. I know she means well, but stay the hell out of my kitchen. If I need help, I will ask for it.

It should be an interesting visit. I’ve been keeping her posted as to how the weight loss has been going, but she hasn’t seen me since I weighed about 330. The other day, when I was only down a tenth, she was giving me crap, though about not going out for a walk for two days. Not that I’d need the giant blister (now named Lord GOMF, the Earl of Bunion) to heal up or anything. The funny thing is that she was previously on my case for losing it too fast. I just can’t win, I suppose. If you add that to the fact that she’s currently annoyed with us for something I’m not at liberty to discuss at this juncture, well, let’s just say it should be an interesting visit.

So yesterday was bloody hot, however, we still have our new friend… a dove who has made a nest in one of our hanging baskets of geraniums. She’s got to be the calmest bird I have ever seen.

I was actually able to water the basket without spooking the bird. I’m interested to see if the eggs hatch and when.

Yesterday I went to the dry cleaners to pick up my suits, a dress for the missus, a shirt and another sport jacket. When did dry cleaning get so expensive? It was $43! I’ve had suits that didn’t cost that much (just kidding). There was a lot of running around as well, out in the heat. I fixed some chicken and salsa in soft tortilla shells with a little cheese for dinner. Salsa is like the ultimate condiment. It’s very flavorful and reasonably healthy. It also goes well with pretty much anything. Highly recommend.

After that, threw a tape in the machine to get the premiere of Warehouse 13 on SyFy. Thought this looked like an interesting show last summer and we found we really enjoyed it. SyFy has come up with some of the better shows I’ve been watching. Eureka is a hoot, and the remake of Battlestar Galactica was first-rate. I still liked the original BSG, it was so campy, but the grittiness of the remake was very refreshing. I’m not a big fan of Caprica, though.

I finished importing a stack of CDs into iTunes, messed around on Facebook for a while and went to bed early. All in all, not a bad day.

I leave you with the following:

You must begin to think of yourself as becoming the person you want to be. – David Viscott

Today’s weight 298.7 (down 21.3 since 6/24)

Addendum: Visit with Mom went well and found out I could fit in my smaller suit. Now THAT’S closet shopping!

  1. cher says:

    congrats sweetie, keep up the great work. remember, you need a meandering buddy in the mornings, gimme a call or send me a text :*)

  2. Kristen says:

    You went passed the 300 mark (the good direction)! woohoo!

    Sending calm vibes your way!


  3. Drew says:

    You are da man!!!!!

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