Monday, March 9, 2015
Wading My Stir Crazy Skinny Self To Miss Puerto Rico's Rainy View
Seems like only yesterday, but I think it was Friday, I took a blue sky photo of the view from Miss Puerto Rico's balcony.
What you are looking at here is the view today, a few minutes ago, from Miss Puerto Rico's balcony.
No, I did not use what is known locally as Luenser filter to distort what my eyes were really seeing. I don't know how to use such a filter. The above is what my camera saw with no help from me except to turn it on, aim and push a button.
It felt good to put on a raincoat and go for a walk under the dripping sky. I'd not done such in quite a while, sans bumbershoot.
I was feeling a bit stir crazy, cooped up, mostly from way too many hours of seeing meta-tags, viewports and misbehaving DOCTYPE declarations.
Changing the subject from misbehaving DOCTYPE declarations to something else.
Today I got on the scale for the first time in awhile. I'd noticed of late that any pair of pants I put on are extremely comfortable, with my favorite pairs requiring severe belt cinching to keep the pants aloft.
I do not remember when it was I realized I had once again put on too much weight. But it was well over a year ago. At that point in time I got on a scale, struggled to look down over my swollen gut to see the scale read 217.
That's pretty heavy for a short guy like me.
So, today I got on the scale and was easily able to read the reading with no swollen guttage getting in the way. That reading read 179.
Just a second, I must get a calculator, challenged as I am at high level math.
217 - 179 =
Found the calculator.
38 pounds. There are almost 40 pounds less of me than when I was a swollen blimp.
Don't ask me how I managed to lose so much weight. It ain't like I've been on a diet. I do eat nutritiously though. And I don't indulge. When I found I'd become a blimp I did cease buying things like butter and peanuts.
I am a bit concerned that the pool is going to feel more cool to me than when I was better insulated. I suppose I will adjust...