Week 308: Stress

I got stress. Stress makes me overeat or make bad choices, or at least degrades my willpower to the point that I don’t have as an easy time keeping to the plan. Last week was also an experiment in shifting my eating window based on some “circadian rhythm” research that strongly suggests hormonal benefit to earlier eating rather than later eating, assuming one is eating in a time-restricted window. I did it for 7 days, and skipping dinner is much, much harder than skipping breakfast and lunch. I also closed on my construction loan last week (stressor) and had a pre-appeals-board meeting with County Health and Safety. Today I get to call the Department of Environmental Quality to schedule a site visit and talk about my driveway and the pond I’d like to dig. And I’m up 4# from last Monday, which, well, see the earlier part of this paragraph.

I have this same crucifix necklace, but I wear it on a steel chain.

If you don’t like this then you don’t like nice things.

That plant better watch out if this is a casting call.

Her stockings must have been lost earlier in the photo shoot.

She crossfits alone.  For instagram $$.

Looks warm there.

Lycra is mighty good stuff.

The “smile” pic is a little scary.

Anllela Sagra also works out for dinero.

Now go have a great Monday or I’ll shake my fist at you in faux anger.

125 Comments

  1. I’m not sure what the purpose of these images is. Especially the first dude. I’m sure he’s a perfectly nice feller and I would send him a ham grinder if I could.

  2. I actually found a subreddit of nothing but progress pics that might be more motivational, but I haven’t taken the time to make binders yet.

  3. Speaking of Grindr, I’m sure most of these fellas are on it

  4. Like you wouldn’t swipe right anyhow.

  5. wakey wakey

  6. School cancelled – I guess because of freezing rain. Who knows anymore.

  7. Teachers wanted a day off. We have rain here but it’s 42.

  8. 33

  9. I think the school is nervous because a girl died just two weeks ago here on her way to school. Road conditions may have contributed.

    Apparently the back roads are bad.

  10. So you can’t “drain a swamp” pretty much anywhere anymore, as I understand it.

    But I bet I can plant some water-loving stuff like willows, sycamore, and watermelons, and then turn it into firewood or sell it off the property. Over time, carefully, I bet I can reduce the water table pretty substantially.

  11. Our back roads are likely awful. Even some of the better paved roads are potholed to crap right now.

  12. Left voice mail for DEQ guy. We’ll see when he gets back to me.

  13. Yea, most of the roads the kids need to drive on are “back roads”, so it’s a thing here.

  14. LEON’S KILLING THE AQUIFER!

  15. another reason for cancelling school

    Those school buses have a hard time getting around now. They used to make us walk to meet the bus, but you can’t do that anymore. It’s colder now, or something.

  16. My kids have to walk to the bus/did when they took it. The stupidest thing is that they wouldn’t even pick my kids up one 24 at the end of my driveway. The kids had to walk ON 24 to the corner of the nearby intersection.

    That’s why my kids don’t take the bus.

  17. Oh, and the bus picks them up at 6:10. Over an hour before school starts, and it’s completely dark. Yea, totally safe to walk on a very busy road in the dark. Great idea.

  18. Ugh, acid reflux last night and my stomach is queasy this morning. No run for me. I’ll run on Wednesday morning. Luckily the hwy to Santa Barbara is open again, so I can lift this week and get to work.

  19. Santa barbara made me think of this song. Theory of a Deadman is kinda mellow, but I like their sound.

  20. Have you tried putting a couple boards under the head of the bed, Colex? Just that slight bit of elevation helped with Scott’s reflux.

  21. Who left the contents if Hotspur’s colon by the H2 door? Gross!

    *l

  22. I should hang a birdhouse out my window. I’ve got a nice assortment of birds in the bush out there. Couple of cardinals, a bluejay, and what looks like a finch or nuthatch.

  23. Wrens are great little birds to have around. They are really serious about knocking down the spider population under the house eaves. I think wren houses are different from other birdhouses, but I can’t remember how.

  24. Wrens will always hold out for better terms, try extending the lease duration and lowering the monthly payment.

  25. We have wren houses (3) on the end of our sunroom. I love their warble, and when they have chicks in the nest they are constantly back and forth with food for them. As soon as the adult hits the entrance to the house the chicks go nuts. We usually get two sets of babies a summer.

  26. I wish we had wrens. We get spiders under our eaves and around the front door, in warmer weather. I knock them down once during spring prep, but then leave them alone in the hope they eat other bugs wanting to come inside.

  27. This is in ‘trending’ on facechimp –

    “Oxfam
    82% of the World’s Wealth Went to the Richest 1% in 2017 ‑ time.com”

    Maybe because the richest 1% created that wealth?

  28. That’s also tremendously skewed by the stats regarding the very poor. It’s kinda ridiculous because it doesn’t really do any adjustments for cost of living.

  29. But I’m sure it’s very convincing for teh stupid.

  30. Just tax the rich already.

  31. Just read an NPR sob story about illegal Irish immigrants being lugged by ICE. They used an example of a guy who came with his parents at age 12 and overstayed his 90 day visa. He never finished HS, works for his uncle’s roofing company and knocked up an American girl. They got into an argument at a local mall and she refused to press charges. When he left the court room he was nabbed by ICE for deportation. They ended up getting married in the prison chapel. Buh bye.

    Illegal Irish in Boston is a longstanding tradition since forever. I used to say whatever but I think equal application of the law makes a lot of sense. Blows the meme up about Trump hating dark skinned people.

  32. Colonoscopy has turned Hotspur into a liberal.

  33. Ok, so gonna try to go Keto starting today (i kinda did a “light”/not strict version last week).

    breakfast was two chicken sausages, 2 eggs scrambled with spinach, onion, peppers and a little cheese.

    I tell you hosers to keep me accountable.

    I’m not going to be able to be super strict, because I’m not telling Pay. lol. He’ll give me crap. It’s better to just go stealth mode.

  34. I’m doing this as an experiment.

  35. I won’t tell Pay. Or Pat.

    I basically have to stop buying meat now and just eat the freezer contents until we move or I’ll end up having to move frozen meat. No bueno.

  36. Your mom moves frozen meat when she walks.

  37. Colonoscopy has turned Hotspur into a liberal.

    Well, it was performed by a woman with a woman anesthetist.

    How much more feminist could I get?

  38. Did you at least get a happy ending?

  39. Heh, I keep doing that too, leon. But then there’s a sale, and I’m out of room again.

  40. I have to sous vide bacon this week, and make beef rolls. If the round roast I bought is still good.

  41. Also have to inventory the homebrew, figure out what to make.

  42. Yeah, the sales draw me in every time. I bought 12# of pork tenderloin last week for $24.

  43. I’m the same way. Heck, I’m so cheap that I hardly ever buy meat unless it has the “buy today or we throw it away” sticker on it. Great deals that way. I think I have four whole chickens in the freezer now because they were so cheap.

  44. hmm, could make some brats, use up some pork butt. Also some sous vide iowa chops.

  45. my brother sends some home grown chickens up often, since I feed my nephew on Sundays.

  46. Always after me lucky charms.

  47. I won’t tell Pay. Or Pat.

    Deal. And I won’t tell your wife you said she’s a picky eater.

    This is like a blood oath.

  48. Fresh chickens would be nice. The best I get from my sis is fresh eggs and sometimes some vac sealed freezer bags of vegs. I may still have some Crowder peas…

    It’s been too long since someone brought me fresh venison from a hunt, too. Living basically on the Atlantic & Ches Bay, I do get fish on occasion.

  49. I have SSOOO many eggs right now.

  50. For Car in and her eggs.

  51. Comment by Car in on January 22, 2018 1:03 pm
    I have SSOOO many eggs right now.

    The mating call of the Michigan waitress?

  52. Sean’s penis up for some OT?

  53. #schumershutdown

    I was sent home. Hopefully this is it for the furlough.

    https://twitchy.com/sarahd-313035/2018/01/22/lmao-jon-gabriel-et-al-give-shutdown-schmuck-schumer-the-beating-he-deserves/

  54. I remembered to put the trash cans out on the curb.
    /adulting

  55. Isn’t Trump supposed to shut down all of the national parks and museums, close the VA, and stop social security payments?

    He really sucks at government shutdowns.

  56. Worst shutdown evar.

  57. Mini-me got to see the WW2, Korean, and Vietnam memorials on Saturday because Trump is not a vindictive asshole like Obama.

  58. Shutting those things down got him the exact reaction he wanted.

  59. Exactly. 0bama made it hurt to change public opinion.

    I expect Trump to make it gentle for the same purpose.

  60. I love my cousin dearly, but I have to wonder just how many animal rescue groups there are in FL and why she feels the need to repost every missing animal report and every pic of an animal up for adoption. I have blocked more than three dozen groups so far, and it still apparently has the highest priority for my Facedouche feed.

  61. Congressional Failure Theater hits the Left!! Awesome!!

    They must have cottoned on to some polls showing that people aren’t crazy about bringing the world to a halt to be nice to illegals.

  62. I don’t know a thing about FB, but don’t join NextDoor, Roamy.
    It is nonstop, 24/7 missing cats.
    I call it the “HalpMyCatGotOutAgain!” app.

  63. media was still painting it as a GOP shutdown. They have all the houses and still shut down the government!

    95% of republicans voted to fund, and 95% of Dems voted to shut it down. Who’s shutdown?

    I liked how Doug Jones voted to fund.

  64. Some people were calling it the Trump Shutdown. I was like, wait a minute, no budget came. to him to sign, how is this Trump’s shutdown.

    People are so fucking stupid.

  65. My boss let us leave early thanks to Snownami 2018. Didn’t help me though because Boy1 has an ear infection, and has to go to the doctor RIGHT NOW even though he’s had it for a week and won’t do what the doctor says anyway.

    *hooks up Nessie the Wonderdog’s sledding harness*

  66. One guacamole equals ?

  67. Are we seriously doing all this shit again in three weeks?

  68. They aren’t lawmakers. They’re can kickers.

  69. I can’t wait for the DACA vote.

  70. DACA needs to die.

  71. What in line like everybody else you slimeballs, using your children like that, f*ckers.

  72. what = wait

    We need an edit button.

  73. I love my cousin dearly, but I have to wonder just how many animal rescue groups there are in FL and why she feels the need to repost every missing animal report and every pic of an animal up for adoption.

    OMG, I have someone in my feed that always posts all the abused animals. The f*ck, I don’t need to see that. I may have to hide her.

  74. Did y’all see that story of the antifa creep that almost murdered a Trump supporter. People need to start packing.

  75. They aren’t lawmakers, they’re shitfleas, tramps, and thieves.

  76. My arm was already achy when I went off to PT. Now it hurts. Hory shit!

  77. Speaking of shitfleas and antifas, but I repeat myself, a facechimp friend has some lefties in his friend’s list. One is a professor, who keeps tagging me in his rage posts. His friends are as delightful as flaming hemorrhoids. One is a lawyer, donchaknow, and I must be careful in my arguments because he can chew me up and spit me out after pondering my curious syntax and grammar. My syntax, you may kiss!
    Long story short, I may have told the dicks to GFT.

  78. I like that sign, chi.

  79. That basically sums up my views, beasn.

    “Hey, I love you. I love (some of) your culture. But don’t blame me for your lawlessness. Back home for you. Do not pass Go. Do not collect $200. Start over, and do it right next time.”

  80. Or, even better – if we’re so damned awful why do you want to stay here?!? Just go home and fix your own shithole country.

  81. “America is an awful country full of evil racists and oppressive corporations bent on enslaving the world – for your own sake, get out while you can!”

  82. If everyone who fled Mexico the failed narcostate had stayed in place and overthrown the Powers That Be, Mexico would be a motherfucking paradise.

    If I had a billion $$, I’d do it myself.

  83. Maybe we can start a GoFundMe, Leon?

  84. Actually, about now Venezuela would be a safer bet, and cheaper.

  85. If everyone who fled Mexico the failed narcostate had stayed in place and overthrown the Powers That Be, Mexico would be a motherfucking paradise.

    If I had a billion $$, I’d do it myself.

    This. Allowing illegal immigration actually hurts South American countries, by allowing the powers that be to export both their violent underclass, as well as their most productive citizens, and ensure a steady stream of income back into the country.

  86. Maybe we can start a GoFundMe, Leon?

    I’ve considered it.

  87. Realistic plan to make Mexico build the wall:

    Become Pinochet reborn, start in Juarez. Make Mexico so great that the people demand a wall to keep the gringos out.

  88. Basically just vigilante warlord your way to the top of the government, then establish a constitutional monarchy.

  89. Probably should have called it a fence instead of a wall. Better branding.

    I’ve got Boy1 and Boy2 shoveling the global warming, I’m making hot cocoa.

    Drove Boy1 to the Dr. and back in rush hour/blizzard conditions, it was awesome. People were getting stuck on flat ground in parking lots and at stop signs, spinning their wheels to no avail. What a ride. We are all AWD all the time.

  90. Sending your poorest and most unskilled to the US means never having to do a damn thing to fix your own shit.

  91. I don’t know about the rest of you, but I’m sure glad the government is back. I almost got killed by a Kinder Egg.

  92. https://is.gd/dryeiv

  93. Kinder than what, my little pony?

  94. What kinda Kinder?

  95. Was it a Kinder 1911 45?

  96. I don’t think Xbrad is getting proper care at the VA.

    https://is.gd/N6WwY1

  97. Shouldve gone with GHW Bush’s Kinder and gentler egg.

  98. If the MI government shut down for a week, I’d get my driveway and septic done in a hurry.

  99. And maybe drain a swampy bit.

  100. Leon might find this interesting.

  101. If the MI government shut down for a week, I’d get my driveway and septic done in a hurry.

    Threaten to deport some illegal aliens. That seems to work pretty well.

  102. I think I had that in my “watch later” queue, Alex, thanks for the reminder.

  103. Just a heads up to those of you who have not had the pleasure of a close up colon inspection – they inflate your colon with Co2 gas for the camera, but when they are done they don’t extract the gas. So the first thing that happens when you wake up is you feel this enormous pressure. When you cut loose the fart lasts about 20 seconds and is really loud. I didn’t care. There are situations where it would be great to be able to duplicate that. Like when Lindsay Graham is speaking.

  104. When you cut loose the fart lasts about 20 seconds and is really loud. I didn’t care. There are situations where it would be great to be able to duplicate that. Like when Lindsay Graham is speaking.

    Only a fine-tuned ear could hear the difference.

  105. Why not 30 seconds?

  106. Why not 30 seconds?

    I didn’t want to be rude.

  107. CO2? Carbon emissions?

  108. Just a heads up to those of you who have not had the pleasure of a close up colon inspection – they inflate your colon with Co2 gas for the camera, but when they are done they don’t extract the gas.

    They tell you it’s for the camera, but they actually just do it because it’s funny as hell.

  109. Yeah, Sean, that’s kinda what I thought. When you spend your days poking around people’s bums, you gotta get your laughs from somewhere.

  110. Make your own fun.

  111. The fart pool.

    * Hotspur farts *

    WHO HAD 4:15?

  112. It’s going to hit 50 degrees here tomorrow.

    Thanks, Hotspur.

  113. So, how long can you blame your flatulence on the colonoscopy? 2 weeks?

  114. Depends on the bean intake.

  115. This is kinda cool:

    https://youtu.be/e4Ao-iNPPUc

  116. They seem slightly more evolved than the Russian in the tenth century.

  117. It was kinda cool when it was first shared here three years ago, Sean.

  118. Must have missed it then. Thanks for posting that, Sean. Reminded me of the one where they played “Sweet Georgia Brown” accompanied by an old tractor.

  119. What, b-rad, no comment about Dave @ Garfield Ridge?

    And yeah, it was new to me too, roamy.

  120. If they filled your ass up with helium would you fart an octive higher?

  121. Wow. Dave @Garfield Ridge. We’re really hitting the wayback machine tonight.

  122. Tender is the night
    Lying by your side
    Tender is the touch
    Of someone that you love too much
    Tender is the day
    The demons go away
    Lord I need to find
    Someone who can derp my mind


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