Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Wednesday Weigh-In 20140910

Last week I wrote how I started to use Flonase, a steroidal nasal inhaler, to alleviate nasal congestion. Well, my nasal passages are open now, but I had a wicked sinus infection over the weekend. It's still with me, but it's not as bad now. I know that steroid use can lower one's immunity to infection, so I wonder if that's what brought it on.

Waist = 40"
Height = 5' 9"

References:
  1. Wikipedia BMI page
  2. Tanita Scale with Body Fat monitor
  3. Javascript must be enabled to view the data.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Dream: Bees on the Estate Grounds

I'm outside, visiting the grounds of an estate, walking around the house / building.  Perhaps I'm part of a school class trip, because at one point I'm strolling around with a school boy my own age.  We notice some scat on the unkempt back lawn.  We start to wonder what animal made it.  "Bear" comes up, and it reminds me about a scene in an animated movie that I saw a long time ago.  I describe the scene to him.  It involved a conversation about a bear who was timid about pooping.  I act out the part of the bear, pretending to look for a comfortable place to poop.  The deer he was with told him that he just had to relax and not think about it.  And while the deer was explaining that, his poop was dropping out in a graceful arc.

We walk further, clockwise around the estate, until we're nearly in front, but still on the side.  I'm studying the ground carefully now, because this is where I started my outdoor tour, and I recall seeing many interesting bees nearby.  I love bees.  We reach a rocky path, on which many bees are crawling.  It's difficult to find a clear space to step.  I see a "mamma" bee that's about the size of a squirrel.  I know it's a mamma because there are so many normal-size bees attached to it.  I urge the boy I'm with to be careful.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Wednesday Weigh-In 20140903

I've started to use Flonase, a steroidal nasal inhaler. This has eliminated the nasal congestion that prevented me from using the CPAP machine at night to prevent sleep apnea, so I'm sleeping better than before. I wish I'd done this sooner, but I was "between" doctors -- my regular PCP died, and it has taken me a long time to start up with a new one.

Waist = 39.75"
Height = 5' 9"

References:
  1. Wikipedia BMI page
  2. Tanita Scale with Body Fat monitor
  3. Javascript must be enabled to view the data.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Wednesday Weigh-In 20140828

Allergy symptoms are still bothering me. We had warmer, more humid weather yesterday, so I'm suffering a bit less today.

Waist = 39.75"
Height = 5' 9"

References:
  1. Wikipedia BMI page
  2. Tanita Scale with Body Fat monitor
  3. Javascript must be enabled to view the data.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Wednesday Weigh-In 20140821

I've been plagued by allergy symptoms lately. This happens to me toward the end of every summer when the nights get cool. The nasal congestion makes it difficult for me to use the CPAP machine effectively. I've had to leave the mask off a few nights and breathe through my mouth! I'm now aware of some instances when I wake up because of breathing obstruction.

Waist = 40"
Height = 5' 9"

References:
  1. Wikipedia BMI page
  2. Tanita Scale with Body Fat monitor
  3. Javascript must be enabled to view the data.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Wednesday Weigh-In 20140814

Staying up late watching "The Middle" and eating snacks. Not a good prescription for weight maintenance.

Waist = 40.0"
Height = 5' 9"

References:
  1. Wikipedia BMI page
  2. Tanita Scale with Body Fat monitor
  3. Javascript must be enabled to view the data.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Wednesday Weigh-In 20140806

Sometimes my life gets really hectic, and I have time for only a few mouthfuls of food for a meal. The past few days were like that. I really don't need to eat as much as I usually do, especially since I choose high-quality, nutrient-dense meats and vegetables. So I often fill up my plate out of habit, not need. But not recently.

Waist = 39.5"
Height = 5' 9"

References:
  1. Wikipedia BMI page
  2. Tanita Scale with Body Fat monitor
  3. Javascript must be enabled to view the data.