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Weekend Update

While bringing in the garbage cans yesterday morning, I pulled something in my back. Hurts like hell, left hip and down the leg, but I can still walk around a bit. I took half a Vicodin and floated through the afternoon, waking up from my nap in time to get ready to go out to dinner with the visiting Tim (martini_tim), soon-to-be-local Erik (erik415) and the local Donovan (bigreddee). We went to All Seasons Sushi in the Castro and had a great time, all talking nonstop at once as we consumed raw fish and rice at an alarming rate. It was so nice to spend time will all the guys and catch up.

Came home, set the clocks ahead, and watched Project Runway on TiVo. This morning I drove Steve (rootbeer1) into work so I could have the car for the day. I need to do some shopping, and want to go to the gym and soak my sore back in the jacuzzi for an hour or two.

I'm getting tired of Facebook. It's confusing, the interface changes constantly, and it's a pain to keep up with. I don't think I'll cancel my account, just not check it anymore. I do read Live Journal every single day.

I've been playing Words With Friends on my iPhone a lot--it's really addictive if you like Scrabble. Plus there's a chat feature. I'm qbear on it if you want to play.

I'm starting on a controlled nutrition program to lose hundreds of pounds. I've met with the dietician already and am on the pre-diet. Lost 6 lbs. this week. I meet with him this Thursday, with the program MD the following week, and start on the shakes and bars in April. It's a safe, medically-supervised program through UCSF that's worked really well for some friends, including the awe-inspiring John (keanubear).

That is all.


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Mar. 14th, 2010 11:37 pm (UTC)
And the weather is cooperating!
Mar. 14th, 2010 05:26 pm (UTC)
Sorry about your back. There's nothing quite like have a back problem. I hope it resolves soon.

What's the name of the weight-loss program you're on?
Mar. 14th, 2010 11:40 pm (UTC)
Thanks--I've had back problems all my adult like on and off. The latest MRI shows some degeneration in the lower vertebrae due to arthritis, but not ready for fusion yet. Hopefully this is just a strain.

The program is just called the UCSF Weight Management Program, and includes evaluation, controlled nutrition (shakes, bars and oatmeal), group meetings, counseling, and monitoring. Not sure of the brands of foods, but John said there are some commercial alternatives that can be substituted. But generally you purchase the food through the program.
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Mar. 14th, 2010 11:42 pm (UTC)
I have an app to update LJ, but like you said it's not exactly decent. I've used Semagic on my PC for years--wish it came as an app.

Thanks--I'll post pictures eventually.
Mar. 14th, 2010 06:02 pm (UTC)
Yea! Getting healthier is always good.
Mar. 14th, 2010 11:43 pm (UTC)
That's the goal. I'm basically pretty healthy (good bloods, no diabetes) but extra weight = added risk, plus it's not doing my arthritis any good.
Mar. 15th, 2010 12:48 am (UTC)
I know exactly what you mean. Ten years a hundred pounds bigger. It's a very casual weight loss program.
Mar. 14th, 2010 06:07 pm (UTC)
I hope the back gets better soon. Seriously though, delete your facebook account, I just did and I feel liberated :-)
Mar. 14th, 2010 11:44 pm (UTC)
Thanks--if I can't tweak it to my liking I might just do that. It's sending me spam now too.
Mar. 14th, 2010 08:20 pm (UTC)
I'm back to being content with Facebook, now that I've bookmarked the Status Updates and the Birthdays. Everything I use is on the left side now, and I figured it out (eventually). I don't really know why the interface changes daily either. I don't use any of the games and since generally only look at status updates, it's all calm in nirvana again. :-)

HUNDREDS of pounds? Yikes! Bless you, child!
Mar. 14th, 2010 11:50 pm (UTC)
I may fiddle with it, but I'm losing interest, even though I do have family members on it that don't read LJ. We'll see.

I exaggerated slightly, but actually, if I were to reach my previous low adult weight of 150, two hundred pounds would be about right. Funny how it creeps up on you. I'm basically a sphere now--

Mar. 14th, 2010 10:06 pm (UTC)
Jack - Wishing you all the best with your new regimen! It sounds like you're off to a great start.

I would've loved to have been part of that dinner group. :>)

Re. Facebook: I've done what Billy did. FB is where my high school crowd - and a bevy of post-college friends I had lost track with, and am happy to have in my life again - congregate, so it is sorta a necessary evil. I have tried hard to keep my presence on LJ and am always happy to hear from you here.
Mar. 14th, 2010 11:52 pm (UTC)
Thanks--it's going to be a challange, but it's going to work.

I'm planning on posting more--I do like to keep up with people.
Mar. 15th, 2010 07:43 am (UTC)
All the best......
Good luck with the program xoxoxo
Mar. 15th, 2010 08:03 am (UTC)
Always glad to see you on LJ.
Mar. 16th, 2010 04:16 am (UTC)
Hope your back feels MUCH better soon, bud. And I couldn't agree MORE about Facebook. I glance at Mike's computer every now and then and just can't bear to open my own account.
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