Sick in bed, no energy to exercise

Ken Gipe
Mar 23, 2010

 

This past week has been uneventful as far as dieting and working out. I came down with flu-like symptoms on the afternoon of Feb. 15 and ended up with the flu and pneumonia until late in the afternoon on Feb. 19.

I was supposed to officiate the district diving meet at BGSU on Feb. 18 and Feb. 19 and had to cancel because I was in bed hacking, coughing and tearing up my rib cage muscles.

I did manage to get to the swim meet Feb. 20 and Feb. 21 without too much discomfort, but several people said my skin was even paler than the white shirt and pants I have to wear while officiating.

My food intake consisted of a grilled cheese sandwich and some soup for the four days and some diet soda, and only on Feb. 21 and Feb. 22 did I find the ability to eat much of a solid nature.

There was certainly no working out, but I did manage to lose a few more pounds. It will be interesting to see what the actual weight and measurements are on March 1. I’m not sure how much weight I have lost, but I think the inches may be good. After being away from work for a whole week, I got a number of positive comments about looking thinner and how my clothes fit, along with the usual hassle about being a part-time employee. I am only working three days this week because of the state swim meet in Canton.

Comments

just me

Way to go kids Congratulations, keep it going. Good job Ray

Anonymous

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Anonymous

Hope they lose!

Anonymous

The photographer did a great job with this shot!

Anonymous

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Anonymous

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Gulliver

I would pay more for a piece of furniture if I knew is was made by local US citizens -- especially if it was made in Norwalk because of who they employ... our friends/neighbors & family.

Anonymous

IMO, high transportation costs are a short-term variable to the overall U.S. problem toward globalization. The weakness of the U.S. dollar is another major factor in fuel increases.

World markets will eventually adjust through innovation and other means to $100 plus bbl. oil and higher fuel costs.

Also, furniture is a consumer discretionary item.

Until the U.S. housing mkt. begins to grow, purchases of furniture will remain sluggish.

With all due respect Gulliver, you write that you’d pay more but at what percentage increase would you decline to purchase a U.S. manufactured product over a high-quality import? Ten, twenty, thirty percent more?

Anonymous

Planet earth hates you.

Anonymous

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Anonymous

The RSS feed is only on individual stories, I don't want that. What about a feed for categories like "homepage news" or obituaries. What about the Forums? It might be fun to get an RSS feed for Elsebeth, how could that be done?

Anonymous

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Anonymous

Huh: The RSS feed that appears on a story actually gives you all the stories in a category. So if you go to one of the news stories on the homepage, that story's feed will give you the "homepage news." Sorry for the confusion.

just me

Way to go kids Congratulations, keep it going. Good job Ray

Anonymous

I am pretty sure it was Alliance.......but..........who knows with this excellent job of reporting...

Anonymous

Hope they lose!

Anonymous

The photographer did a great job with this shot!

Anonymous

Keep it up boys!! You're working hard and it's paying off.

Anonymous

Keep it up boys!! You're working hard and it's paying off.

Gulliver

I would pay more for a piece of furniture if I knew is was made by local US citizens -- especially if it was made in Norwalk because of who they employ... our friends/neighbors & family.

Anonymous

IMO, high transportation costs are a short-term variable to the overall U.S. problem toward globalization. The weakness of the U.S. dollar is another major factor in fuel increases.

World markets will eventually adjust through innovation and other means to $100 plus bbl. oil and higher fuel costs.

Also, furniture is a consumer discretionary item.

Until the U.S. housing mkt. begins to grow, purchases of furniture will remain sluggish.

With all due respect Gulliver, you write that you’d pay more but at what percentage increase would you decline to purchase a U.S. manufactured product over a high-quality import? Ten, twenty, thirty percent more?

Anonymous

Planet earth hates you.

Anonymous

That guy in the video sounds like teh ghey!!!!!1!11!11oneone

Anonymous

The RSS feed is only on individual stories, I don't want that. What about a feed for categories like "homepage news" or obituaries. What about the Forums? It might be fun to get an RSS feed for Elsebeth, how could that be done?

Anonymous

Thanks for the product placement! We hope the $5.00 we sent you helps produce your RSS video. Of course, you won't be able to hire a guy with a face, but maybe you can find one who's a bad narrator.

Anonymous

Huh: The RSS feed that appears on a story actually gives you all the stories in a category. So if you go to one of the news stories on the homepage, that story's feed will give you the "homepage news." Sorry for the confusion.