Cold & Salty

I shivered through the night. We still have the summer cool bamboo mat on the bed and the light blanket wasn’t enough to hold in any body heat. But I’m pretty sure if we change everything over to fall/winter the weather will turn back to summer. And I’m enjoying the cooler weather so I don’t want to tempt fate.

I’m feeling a bit salty as today is the last day of the week long holiday and I have a seven-day work week ahead. Whoever came up with this practice of making us work on the weekends before and after a holiday are truly asses. We’ve missed so many holidays due to Covid lockdowns and quarantines these past years you would think they would be willing to gift us a day here and there and let us enjoy the weekend. I’m pretty sure productivity would be better if they did. But logic and compassion are not strong enough forces to combat the corporate machinery at work.

I’ve been on a medically advised diet these past six weeks or so. That may explain a little of my saltiness too. I’ve lost 10Kg (22 pounds) so I’m doing well with it, but “hangry” is a real emotion and I’m easily “annoyed” if not all out pissed off at times.

I took a “treat/cheat” day from my diet on Wednesday. I’d earned it. I captured photographic evidence so that I can indulge in the memories over the next few weeks when I’ll be keeping to good behavior. I’ve still got another 10Kg to go to get my BMI in “normal” range. It’s doable. I’ll do it. I’m looking forward to rediscovering my “lost wardrobe”. Just beware there may be some more salty days ahead.

The Cheat Burger
The Cheater
Cheat Day Intermission
The Cheat Fish Tacos

Be well,



  1. murisopsis says:

    I never got hangry on a diet but my younger sister would turn evil! There were times when we’d plot to force her to eat a Twinkie – but never went through with it! Usually we didn’t have to as she’d self sabotage… Still I know how dieting can be so very hard. Good luck and I hope the salty is tempered with some sweet!!

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    1. Monty Vern says:

      Haha. I like the idea is a touch of sweetness


  2. gigglingfattie says:

    Oh man! 7 days straight?! The people at my work were upset that we didnt get a half day the day before Thanksgiving lol. It was a professional development day, which means the kids stay home and teachers do things at school. Its a 4 day weekend for the kids. But our principal crammed the morning with meetings and training sessions and then at lunch said “we we started at 8 so feel free to leave at 2:30 instead of 3:30” the teachers were not happy cos we are salaried. The EAs are allowed to leave early cos they are hourly. I had a 7 hour drive (which turned into 9) so I left at 1 after arranging with the administrative assistant to take an unpaid half day…

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    1. Monty Vern says:

      Another sucky example of institutional ignorance on human motivation…

      But Happy Thanksgiving!


      1. gigglingfattie says:

        Yeah it made the 6 of us who had to stay upset

        But thank you!! Happy Canadian Thanksgiving to you too!!

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  3. Good for you, Monty! I wish you success with the remaining 10 kg.

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