Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired: Day 48

Posted by Edward Ernest | Aug 22, 2017 | Bipolar Disorder, Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired | 0 |

Not to rest on my laurels, I knew there was still a huge possibility that I wouldn’t get the new apartment so I set up a big day of seeing places and a shit ton of walking.

Nothing that I saw was pleasing to me in any way. At one point, I contemplated going to a movie even though I didn’t actually feel like seeing any movie out there as for some reason I got the smell of popcorn in my head and began to crave it.

I’ve eaten popcorn on this journey, but this one felt different. I envisioned myself at the theatre that has large refillable sizes. When I go to this cinema, I usually finish half the bag before the movie even starts and then I run to snack counter just before the film starts for a top up. This way I get maximum popcorn value for myself without missing any of the movie and hopefully avoiding a stomach ache or even diarrhea.

Yes, I am a genius. Thank you for asking.

Now back to the day. I could just feel this type of popcorn eating was in my future, and that would be 1200-1400 calories just on Popcorn. The craving was strong enough that I started walking in the direction of the theatre and then a miracle happened….. I got a phone call from my friend. It was kinda a relief as the call took my mind off the popcorn and my feet changed direction towards my parent’s house. I don’t remember much of the conversation. I could have been discussing my balls for all I know. Actually, that’s a lie. It was my friend A.M., and I listened to her sobriety struggle. It was quite a serious conversation, and at the end, she tanked me and then I thanked her for calling and explained what was going on. She giggled, and that made me laugh.

So the popcorn craving was gone by the time I got home, but I still felt like eating a lot. I couldn’t deny my craving any longer. I ordered sushi, but this time I got tempura. I made sure the place was a good walking distance away, therefore at least I burned off some of the calories on the walk.

And then I ate like a pig. I don’t think I breathed. It was just gone, and it felt glorious.

I also ended up logging 30k steps on my Fitbit. So it was actually a pretty awesome day even though I just fought my demons. Today, I won! And you can too! I have no idea what that means but it sounded good.


Enjoy my Fitbit stats below.


Weight: 175 Pounds

Steps: 30,781

Distance: 25.33 km

Floors: 44

Time: 188 Minutes

Peak Heart Rate: 0 Minutes

Cardio Heart Rate: 7 Minutes

Fat Burn Heart Rate: 3 Hr 38 Minutes

Resting Heart Beats Per Minute: 64

Calories Burned: 3921

Calories Taken In: 2243

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.)

Oatmeal with Fruit: 410 Calories


Garden Salad With Chicken: 573 Calories

Afternoon Snack

Watermelon: 269 Calories


Sushi With Veggies: 675 Calories

Tempura: 427 Calories

Evening Snack

Watermelon: 79 Calories

Thanks for following my adventure of Being Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired. If you have any questions, I’m just an email away. Also, if you want to read from DAY ONE, CLICK HERE!

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