Canadian Thanksgiving muddle!

Well this post is kind of off topic.  Maybe I should put it under  the category of mental health and fitness or stress management or aging without dignity.  I did something foolish.  I do a lot of foolish things actually but usually they don’t bite me in the butt as hard as this one. Here is the story.  You may have noticed that in Canada this weekend is a long weekend because it is Thanksgiving here.  I was invited down to my father’s house to celebrate with him and family on his side of his family.  It was also my 50th birthday last week and I was expecting some extra fuss to be made over me.  On that topic the YMCA ladies know how to make a proper fuss over a birthday gal!!!!  Thanks again to everybody! 

Eureka … Maybe!

Don’t get excited yet!  I still have to prove my theory through rigorous trials!  I want to let my ten loyal readers know first!  Yeah, I am using exclamation points on the end of each sentence.  I am restraining myself from capitalizing every line so … deal with it!  There is a possibility that I have found the magic bullet that allows me to lose weight almost effortlessly!  I know!  I know! I am this close to tears believe me!  Will this cure work for you?  UHhhh, I dunno!

Taking back the lunch hour

Unfortunately if I do that I have to work an extra half hour.  Confession time.  I don’t really pay attention during staff meetings or office one on ones.  The kind of work I do means that somebody understands what I do.  I just have to get accurate data to the next guy on time and nobody understand what he does either.  I really have nothing to do with anybody else’s work in the office so generally nothing is discussed in these meetings that pertain to me.  One day the Human Resources manager pointed out to me that I had taken a one hour lunch when I was only entitled to a half hour.  Huh!  When did that change?  Like a year ago.  Luckily I rarely take lunch at all and I put in a lot of unpaid overtime so the matter was dropped. Don’t get me wrong my employer does give me a bunch of perks that other companies would never give me. But, well now that it’s gone I want it back!

Myths That Won’t Die

Sorry folks I have been busy lately and have not had the time to write.  Hey, this could be a win win!  I get to slack off and you get links to articles far superior to what I would put in the time to write. Life Hacker has done a series of articles on common body, food and exercise myths debunked.  These articles are not the usual type of myths like eggs will raise your cholesterol.  No they won’t! Yes they will!  That goes on forever in the media.  These are some of the more off the wall myths. 10 Stubborn Body Myths That Just Won’t Die, Debunked by Science 10 Stubborn Food Myths That Just Won’t Die, Debunked by Science 10 More Stubborn Food Myths That Just Won’t Die, Debunked by Science 10 Stubborn Exercise Myths that Won’t Die, Debunked by Science

I Need Energy NOW!!!

I have been tired the last few months and it has been hard to put a good effort into my workouts.  Quite frankly I have been just coming in and hoping the energy is there or it will show up at some point.  There is no mystery about why I am messed up.  My sleep pattern is off and I am trying to lose weight and therefore am eating fewer calories.  In the past I have often felt more energized with fewer calories actually I have often felt that way with less sleep.  Yep I know I’m weird! So what can I do to recharge and become more alert right now this minute so that I can put in a good showing?

Minnie Mouse is Now Size 0!

Dear Disney, I am very disappointed in you. When you came out with that Habit Heros attraction at Epcot with the associated game, I figured you were just misguided.  You tried to teach children about healthy habits and you just stepped a little lot too far into shaming them.  It was a mistake to have animated fitness super heros Will Power and Callie Stenics teach villain Lead Bottom the error of his ways.  Particularly as Lead Bottom’s bouncing tummy was played for laughs and ridicule.  The idea did not go over well and was cancelled.  I thought that would be the end of it.  Disney learned its lesson. Next thing you know Disney is launching the Designer Villains limited edition dolls and make-up products.  Well look at this, obese villain Ursula from The Littlest Mermaid has lost a lot of weight.  These things happen.  OK, I wouldn’t have thought Disney would want to get burned twice interesting.

Achilles Tendonitis

I have had Achilles tendonitis for 4 years in my right heel.  4 years ago I had a fall and it didn’t seem too bad but when I drove the car my heel would ache after 20 minutes and after about an hour my leg would start to swell up.  Eventually I took it in to be checked out and it turned out I had some small tears in my Achilles. I went to rehab from hell one time and never returned.  They gave me deep tissue massage and it was agony.  The worst part was that the rehab expert masseuse sadistic @#$%^&*  hanging on to my foot refused to stop when I asked him to give me a break for a minute.  Well that was a disaster as I have issues with being controlled so I became hysterical and he still didn’t let go. JERK!

Sex – Beware the Black Widow

On August 15th when I wrote Oxytocin Could Boost Social Sensitivity I warned you this article was coming.  Hopefully I haven’t lost too many readers to this problem between then and now.  Just a minute gotta check the site stats.  Uh Oh.  I mean I warned you!  Hardly my fault if your die being irresponsible.  You would think a warning like “Sex will kill you! 100% Guaranteed” would be enough.