Screening Day!

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I had my biometric screening this morning, and haven’t been feeling ‘it’ today. I had to fast for a long time and didn’t even get to eat until about now. My results came back, as expected. Everything that should be low is high and everything that should be high, is low. I think I knew that going in, and I’m ok with it. I now have my fact sheet that I can bring with me to the doctor. I, with any luck, will be able to get some medicine to regulate my stuff. Taking a pill everyday, until I die, isn’t ideal but it doesn’t seem like it will get better. So it may be time to bite the bullet and let something external help me with my health goals.

I have been back on my diet game a little bit lately. I started around 230 pounds again, and am down to about 224 currently. I again m just watching what I eat and the amount of times I eat per day. I have been eating instant oatmeal for breakfast, a Lean Cuisine meal for lunch and a somewhat normal dinner. I have cut out snacking almost entirely unless I can’t take it then I only want things like nuts, or juice. I think that paired with heart meds would make me feel a lot better.

In other news I have an electrician in mind for my lighting issues at home. They are a legitimate company and I hope they also don’t blow me off. They are out of state, I’m not sure that matters, but they seem like they have their stuff together better than the other guy who still hasn’t contacted me. I actually have to call them back to see when they have me penciled in.

That is all for me today! I hope you all have a great day, and I’ll see you all again tomorrow!! 😀 😀

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Milestone, Weather, Masons, & Weight!

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First Hump Day of the year wooo! Here we are on third day of the new year and, hopefully, feeling good.

I woke up this morning with a bit of a sore throat, which may have something with Everett going back to day care. So not super happy about that, but what are you to do? Oh well! It has gotten better throughout the day so I hope it just goes away haha.

Yesterday I didn’t think I would even post and look at me go! I got two out, surprise haha. I was super swamped at work and still, sort of, am. This is the lull in the eye of the storm in a manner of speaking.

Last night was the first night that we put Everett to bed, with out him coming with us. He is still in our room and in his bassinet but we made the decision to put him upstairs right after his last bottle, and see how it goes. We had the monitor on, and with minimal fussing he went right to sleep. He slept well the rest of the night and I think we have a good thing going with this. I am confident that he can sleep in his own room, but my wife would like to still hold off on that for a bit longer. I’m OK with that decision. So that was a big win for us I think.

This winter weather is hitting our area pretty hard, and right now it is bitter cold. Schools in surrounding areas have been closed due to the low temperatures. In some areas it is reaching -20 F. We make sure to bundle Everett up as best we can, and keep him out of it as much as possible. I however notice that my facial hair freezes up instantly if it is even a tiny bit wet. I can lick my lips and it will freeze right up. I was shoveling the snow off of my sidewalk the other day, wearing big winter gloves, and my fingers were still numb by the end of it. Our water company as issues a warning about pipes freezing. We are supposed to have the water on to at least a drip to prevent it. That last thing we need is busted pipes. I’ll have to get on that when I get home today.

In other news I have our first Masonic meeting of the new year tonight. I am in a new position and have new lines to speak, so I’m a bit nervous. I know I have the lines down, but saying them in your head and out loud to yourself is different then doing it in the meeting haha. It should be OK though, I mean it is the first week after all. I’m not sure what they are serving for dinner but I know it’ll be good.

Speaking of eating, I am back on my regular diet. I gained 13 pounds from eating like a fatty over the span of a month. There really is just no good way to eat well, when you have an overindulging mindset. It is hard the rest of the year to stay healthy but over Christmas and New Years forget it! I’m not mad or even worried about it though because I know I’ll get it back off, but it is crazy to think I just gained that all back haha. I knew I was when my work shirts got a bit tight. Oops! 😀

That is all for now, I hope you all have a great rest of the week, I’ll see you tomorrow! 😀 😀

Mastodon Taking On Twitter!

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It was another rainy day here yesterday so I didn’t do anything outside. Which is OK, since everything I have to do outside cost money that I don’t have. We did manage to get a whole bunch of laundry done and watch some Netflix! 😀

I mentioned before that we had started looking into child care, and today we may have a breakthrough! A guy I work with said that his wife would be able to watch our kid, come August, as long as we could make the agreement work to everyone’s liking. They don’t live far away and it would be cheaper than paying a daycare provider. I really hope something like this works out so we can cross it off our list of things to deal with. That would allow us to free up time for other things.

Switching gears, have you heard of the new social media platform Mastodon? It is an open source replacement to Twitter. It is better in many ways. Some of what I have seen and read are that the feed is purely chronological, which Twitter has gotten away from. Another thing is that anyone, since it is open source, can run their own server and have their own instance of Mastodon. that helps it stay free. Speaking of free, they don’t allow ads and corporations, to control any part of it. It is very user friendly, and allows you to see your own feed, a large public feed, and the feed of your particular instance. So which ever one works best for you, or all three.

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Here you can see what it looks like on a desktop. One your mobile phone there are a couple apps depending on your phone type. I have an android device so I run an app called Tusky that interfaces with Mastodon. It is quick and easy to get set up, so grab your friends and try it out!

Again switching gears, I have a Masonic meeting tonight. It will be the last meeting before our large one day class on Saturday. I’m not sure what they are having for dinner but I bet it will be good!

For the fourth random topic, I have been on a low carb diet for about a month and I have lost over 20 pounds. I have been doing about no exercise, and just watching what I eat like a hawk. I make sure to have three meals a day and keep the carbs to a minimum. I also make sure that I don’t snack between meals, and that I don’t drink overly sugary drinks, like pop, or weird juice cocktails.

That’s all from my random world today, I hope you enjoyed it! I’ll see you all back ere again tomorrow. 😀 😀

 

Beauty And The Beast Thoughts & More

The acting was good, in my opinion. Josh Glad plays a good LeFou, even though they had to get political and push a sexual orientation agenda. Again in my opinion, if you are going to remake a classic follow the script.

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I am glad to see you all back again. This weekend was fairly eventful. As you know Friday I went to watch ‘Beauty and the Beast’ with my wife. Turns out the showing that we went to was in 3-D:

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I am not a fan of 3-D movies, but we were already there haha. The next showing wasn’t for three hours, and by then it would be a full house. We got in just fine and found our seats. Towards the middle but on the end, so my wife had easy access to the aisle. As far as the movie goes I was generally pleased. I figured I would be. Most of the story line was followed, which is good for a movie based on a classic. The acting was good, in my opinion. Josh Glad plays a good LeFou, even though they had to get political and push a sexual orientation agenda. Again in my opinion, if you are going to remake a classic follow the script. There is no need to add a bunch of things and change people, it became a classic for a reason. As for the special effects, outstanding! You would have to know that the majority of the movie is computer generated, you know like the whole castle, Cogsworth, Mrs. Potts, and the rest. It must have taken such a long time to get that all correct and they did a great job. I would absolutely that everyone go see it before it is out of theaters. If you like the Disney classics, you really won’t want to miss this live action movie!

Switching gears, my Saturday started out by taking more boxes over to my parent’s house. We have had so many items delivered to our house in such a short time that we had a million cardboard boxes. I went to burn the ones I still had, as shown here:

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The amount that I had was next to nothing compared to what my ddad still had in his garage from all of my other stuff! Check all that out:

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It was packed in every little spot. With my fresh batch of cardboard being gone quickly I decided to do it all. I was there for about two hours burning it all. We made sure to separate and throw away most of the plastic and Styrofoam. After that I went home and got ready for the game night we were going to host! We decided that we would set up a homemade sub bar, and let everyone make their own, even toast it up in the oven. My brother and soon to be sister in-law brought cupcakes from their wedding cake testing, and buffalo chicken dip. My wife and I had all the sub stuff and chocolate cookies, and my mom and dad brought drinks and Doritos. We played that Telestrations game we just bought and had a blast. Here is a quick picture that I took. There you can see my dad, mom, dog, brother, and my wife. The niece and soon to be sister in-law were in the other room.

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Sunday I picked up my brother to go to my company gym. I have been on a diet for a little over a week and have lost 12lbs by eating right, with minimal exercise. Contrary to what you thought I ate Saturday. I only had my sub and some wine. 😀 Anyway, I met up with him at 10am and hit the gym. I was able to run 2 miles and walk another. My legs today are still feelin the burn.

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If you are curious as to what my diet plan is I can gladly let you know! Contact me any way you would like. I have just been eating too unhealthy and gaining too much unwanted weight, so I’m doing something about it. All while still hating exercise haha. The rest of the day was spent with my wife, who didn’t feel very good. We watched about seven episodes of Shameless.

I hope you all had a great weekend like I did! I hope you have had a good time here today. I look forward to seeing you all again tomorrow. C-ya! 😀 😀