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Sunday Steve (rootbeer1) and I made plans to drive up to Port Costa, a few miles east of Crockett (under the Carquinez Bridge) for dinner at The Warehouse, a quirky bar/restaurant/junk store we had visited a few times. We were going with Dave and Calvin (shprdbear), so we drove over to Dave's loft to meet up. After a brief pit stop, we headed down to the garage to Dave's car, since he graciously offered to drive, and as we crossed the garage I tripped on a curb and fell full flat on my face. I stayed still for a minute to make sure nothing was damaged, while Steve, Calvin and Dave ran over and checked me out. Now Dave is a doctor, so he went into MD mode and asked all the right questions, and we determined that I was OK--just a little scrape on the knee and a little sore. Nonetheless, Dave hustled us back upstairs so he could wash the very minor wound and get me a Diet Coke to settle my shaken constitution (he's just so sweet that way), then were were off to the Warehouse. Alas, they only serve dinner on Fridays and Saturdays, so we had a cocktail, then crossed the railroad tracks to watch the families on the riverbank fishing. We drove back to Crockett and had dinner at The Dead Fish, which despite its name offered a lovely menu. I had a very diet-friendly cod in a light tomato sauce, with olives and tiny fingerling potatoes. We dined on the sheltered patio right on the river as the sun sank low toward the distant fogbank over the ocean. My knee was a little sore but I could walk just fine.

When Steve and I got home, my knee was a bit swollen, so I took some ibuprofin and iced it with a gel pack. This morning when I got up, I could barely walk or even bend it. With the help of one of the many canes we have around the house left over from various mishaps, I hobbled into my study to start work (I was telecommuting). Steve brought me breakfast on a tray, along with a fresh gel pack and more ibuprofen. By the afternoon, the swelling was gone and the knee, while still a bit tender, could basically take almost my full weight. So I think it's OK but I may telecommute again tomorrow just to let it rest a bit more.

Five days on NutriSystem. Most of the food is OK---a few things I really like and a few that are disgusting, most of it so-so. I'm keeping a log so I know what not to order next month. And I've lost 5 pounds already!

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qbear
Apr. 10th, 2007 05:49 pm (UTC)
Thanks--
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qbear
Apr. 10th, 2007 05:50 pm (UTC)
Thanks--I really fall down a lot more than Steve, but I'm a) closer to the ground; b) have a lot more padding; and c) drink a lot of (skim) milk, so my bones and teeth are strong like ox.
quirkstreet
Apr. 10th, 2007 12:28 pm (UTC)
Eeek! I'm glad your knee is getting back to normal. And the NutriSystem news is FAB-U-LOUS!
qbear
Apr. 10th, 2007 05:53 pm (UTC)
Thanks--it's almost normal. Yeah, it's all about the portion control with NutriSystem--the diet itself is quite similar to South Beach, which I'm intimately familiar with, so it's easy to eat out or decide what supplemental foods to have.

Next time you see me I'll be a sylph!
quirkstreet
Apr. 10th, 2007 06:48 pm (UTC)
I've seen the old pix of you when you were slimmer. HOT!
book_of_daniel
Apr. 10th, 2007 12:55 pm (UTC)
I say telecommute the rest of the week just to be sure and to make Steve play houseboy to your every whim and need... :o)

Get better soon handsome...
qbear
Apr. 10th, 2007 05:54 pm (UTC)
I should---I could use the little bell I gave him when he was laid up....:-)
mh58
Apr. 10th, 2007 02:26 pm (UTC)
I like the Dead Fish as well. Another good place is Nantucket, below the bridge. Congrats on the diet. I'm down 34 pounds since Jan so it does work - stick to it!
qbear
Apr. 10th, 2007 05:57 pm (UTC)
Thanks--and congrats--you and Gary are my inspiration!
drj0402
Apr. 10th, 2007 03:57 pm (UTC)
I am glad you are making a speedy recovery after your short trip. Don't over do it though.
qbear
Apr. 10th, 2007 05:58 pm (UTC)
Thanks--I'll take it easy :-)
mrdreamjeans
Apr. 10th, 2007 04:07 pm (UTC)
I'm glad that you didn't seriously hurt yourself in the fall. Sounds like it was still a lovely dinner with good friends.

I would be interested in knowing what you think of the cost of the NutriSystem plan? Are the meals expensive? Good luck with your fitness goals!
qbear
Apr. 10th, 2007 06:04 pm (UTC)
Thanks---mainly injured my dignity, but that's not too serious :-)

The cost isn't too bad--about $300 for a month's worth of food. That's about $10/day, and since I was spending about that for work breakfast and lunch, it's kind of a wash for me. Paying for the food also encourages me to use it, so I'm less likely to stray off the path. There's a lot of online support stuff too, and no extra charge for it--you just pay for the food.
tbass
Apr. 11th, 2007 12:48 am (UTC)
Eek! I'm glad you're ok.

I'd be really interested to hear about some of the food you guys are eating on the diet.
sflonestar
Apr. 11th, 2007 02:00 am (UTC)
Sorry to hear about your mishap. Definitely unpleasant, but thankfully it wasn't something long-term major. Hope you are back on your feet in no time!
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