June 21st, 2003

Kero asleep

Oof, Ugh, and a Little *groooan*

This afternoon, sometime after 3:30, I had something akin to a body shutdown. I was crankin' away on my work, with no afternoon snack or anything, and I hit a wall of bone-tiredness to a point that bordered on feeling ill.

Anyway, to jump start my system and get a little sugar into my bloodstream, I had a bit of chocolate and a handful of nuts to add some protien. That got me going again long enough to make a semi-graceful end to my day at work and get into the car for one of my ride-home naps. Once home, I had a little more chocolate and some milk, and lay down for half an hour.

I don't know that you could properly call it sleep; my mind was talking to me at a mile a minute when I laid down, and that didn't stop just because my consciousness shut off for a while. It wasn't dreaming exactly, it was just sleep with a lot of mental background noise, which is something I've suffered from a lot lately. Not terribly restful, but better than nothing. It at least got me into good enough shape to get to Kung Fu, and that's the key to the whole thing.

I didn't go to Kung Fu last week; and when you're only taking one class a week, that means a long gap between classes. I had intended to go twice this week to make up for it, but then every day this week when it came time to go to class, I was in bad shape. Tonight, I was tempted to say the heck with it and make a mental promise to go twice next week and the week after -- but I knew that such a promise would not be kept, and so I forced myself onto my feet and went to class.

I'm glad I did -- I would have hated myself for missing it -- but it was exhausting. My mind can learn techniques faster than my body can learn endurance, so class rapidly becomes an exercise in trying to force myself to KEEP GOING! when all I want to do is stand in the corner and wheeze. This isn't a factor of my age or weight so much as it's just something that's always been with me; even when I was a kid I got exhausted very quickly. I can build up my endurance ... when I was at the peak of my jogging (c. 1996 - 1997) I could do a solid half hour on the fairly impressive hills at our old apartment complex. But it took a lot of self-flagellation to get me to that point, and once I stopped, the endurance quickly receded.

Anyway, I stumbled a bit on the fitness program last week, but I'm back in the saddle now. I've done Bowflex twice this week and Kung Fu tonight; I'll probably do Bowflex again tomorrow, incorporating some of the attachments finally to do decent lat pulls. As of my last check, both Spanky the Wonder Scale, and Dexter, Scale Genius, agreed that I was 286 lbs, and while I'm happy to discount one, I have a harder time discounting both. I know that I'm firming up dramatically, and my clothes are much, much looser -- so all I can figure is that I'm gaining muscle mass that almost exactly counters my fat loss. I'll check the scales tomorrow and see what they have to say, but I suspect it will be much the same.

That's all for tonight. Catcha later, and have a super-duper tomorrow!

-The Gneech
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Kero Power Tie

Harry Potter and the Hype From Hell

Laurie's got her copy from Amazon and she's happy as a bug in a rug.

The key difference between the Harry Potter hype and the Matrix hype, is that I like Harry Potter. So I find this over-the-top hype to be amusing, rather than annoyingly intrusive.

Arbitrary? Well, yeah. But hell, I'm an arbitrary guy.

-The Gneech
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    B-52's -- "She Came From Planet Claire"
Kero asleep

Keenstop

If you can't get to SJ, it's probably because Keenspot's servers are, like, on a plane somewhere. I haven't pursued all the details, but KS is going to be down for a bit. Hopefully it'll be back by Monday.

-The Gneech
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