Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired | Day 13

Posted by Edward Ernest | Feb 21, 2017 | Body Image, Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired | 0 |

Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired | Day 13

After a late night, my brother and I slept in until check out time, which was 11 A.M. The one thing I didn’t plan well for, as our flight was at 5:00 P.M., and we had our carry on luggage with time to kill. Or did I do this on purpose to get more steps in on the Fitbit?  

Okay, I’m obsessed with my Fitbit, but it’s working. So leave me alone!!!!

By fluke I got tickets to see a Broadway Show called ‘Oh Hello’ with John Mulhaney and Nick Kroll and it turned out to be the funniest Broadway play I’ve ever seen. Bar None! I was in hysterics from beginning to end. Just an FYI ‘The Book of Mormon’ is a Broadway Musical, not a play, and that takes home the bacon in that category in my opinion.

Anyway, this was the calm before the storm. Oh yes, there was a storm a brewing and I didn’t know it yet. You see(I’m twiddling my fingers in anticipation of telling this story.), after we got to the airport, checked in and made our way past security. We had some time on our hands and that’s when my brothers mind started to play tricks on him.

He had a couple of drinks in him to try and relax but that didn’t seem possible. He started having a panic attack about his heart rate and checking his Fitbit just made it worse. Then he started panicking about the flight and  the possibility of crashing too. He became louder and began swearing at a higher audible level than I felt comfortable with. At this point I had to realize I wasn’t dealing with a rational person and I just wanted him to quiet down so they would actually let us on the plane. 

It turns out, my brother didn’t care about this at all. He was demanding that I leave with him and drive back to Toronto from New York. (A full disclaimer on this as there was a full snow storm in Buffalo on the way.) At this point I refused to leave with him and sat calmly in my seat. He then made up a weird story in his head, saying that people were coming off the plane after the crew and who knows what they did when alone. When I didn’t agree with him, he just picked up his bag and stated that he was driving home and left.

I watched him walk away and I knew he’d be back. Why? Because he didn’t have enough money to rent a car and he doesn’t have credit cards either. HAHA!!! The ace up my sleeve. Eventually he found his way back to me and was angry that I didn’t follow him. I answered his anger with one line. I pointed at the plane and said ‘This plane is taking off and landing in perfect weather, yet you want me to drive with you through a snowstorm. Which one of us is putting the other person’s life in real danger?’……..There was quiet…….And then my brother sat down and agreed to get on the plane. 

I was so smitten with myself right there. You have no idea. I didn’t get triggered by his panics at all. I stayed within myself and didn’t bend over backwards for his needs. This was a big win to me. Usually I give in, but not today, honey.

Today was a good day. This whole routine is making me stronger in all aspects of my life and I’m still giggling about it.


Weight: 189.5 Pounds

Steps: 16,971

Distance: 12.41 km

Floors: 18

Time: 101 Minutes

Peak Heart Rate: 0 Minutes

Cardio Heart Rate: 0 Minutes

Fat Burn Heart Rate: 1 Hr 10 Minutes

Resting Heart Beats Per Minute: 67

Calories Burned: 3077

Calories Taken In: 2046

Food Log

(All Calories Are Best Estimates. When In Doubt I Went Higher)


(I’ve never been a breakfast guy FYI. Eating breakfast at all is new to me.)

Fruit Salad: 324 Calories


Turkey Sandwich With Spread: 329 Calories

Afternoon Snack

Cookies: 272 Calories

Peanut Milk Chocolate Candies: 420 Calories


Sushi with Seafood and Veggies: 701 Calories

Evening Snack


Thanks for following my adventure. If you have any questions, I’m just an email away.

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Edward Ernest

Edward Ernest is pretty much the coolest guy that ever lived.......according to himself. He's one of the founders of and has zero respect from any of his colleagues.To the outside world, he's this very nice upstanding citizen, but behind closed doors he's one of the meanest people we know.Yes, he writes nice articles and gives good advice. It might even seem like he cares about you and wants to be your friend. But please, don't be fooled.We've seen him kick a dog a with a broken leg before and have heard him on the phone berating his grandmother for only giving him a $5 birthday gift.Be thankful he's not related to you.

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