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Could the plateau be over?

Sunday, August 09, 2009

For the record, I've never had a weight loss plateau before. Having it hover around the 13 pound loss mark for almost a week wasn't pleasant. Then, all of the sudden, I hit the scale this morning and...poof...15 pounds gone. More better.

Suffering through some trying times personally. But not letting any of it effect my eating habits. Unfortunately, it's been seriously negatively impacting my exercise habits. I did manage to jog 2.5K last time on the treadmill. Makes me think that I might be ok for the 5K at the end of September.

All in all, so far, not too bad. Could certainly be doing better, but there's some progress afoot. Need to start thinking about a real job. It used to be working from home meant socks were optional. Now it's becoming pants optional.

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JYORK23 8/10/2009 7:37PM

    Rest assured that any and all video conferencing is done from the waist up.

Thanks for the comments. Very positive and I needed it.

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ENGLISHROSE84 8/9/2009 1:35PM

    Haha...well it is summer so maybe it's okay to be "pants optional" just as long as you don't do any at home meetings or video conferencing!

I'm with you on the trying times...it's certainly tempting to use it as an excuse to go off track. But then there are those other lovely times that are nice little moments of clarity in which you realise that actually THIS WEIGHT/FITNESS THING is the ONE thing that we definitely CAN control! Woo hoo! Hooray for having a choice in something and making our own (spark) destinies.

Keep it up ready for that 5k...you can do it! AND well done on the 2lbs this week! Yay!

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Revvin' it up!

Monday, August 03, 2009

Wife and I just picked up Wii Active. It's kicking both our butts, and that's a good thing. We needed our butts kicked. Of course, today I had to show off and hit the treadmill for an extra 10 minutes after the workout.

After a very nice weekend with lots of family and a weekend where I just created (finally) a Facebook account and connected with a TON of people, I'm facing a Monday. Could be a great day!

Have I mentioned I love working from home?

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SLY613 8/6/2009 9:22AM

    10 min after Wii fit huh! That is great!! So proud of you Jeff! I got your Jump rope I loved what you wrote! Still having a hard time figuring this thing out not sure how give gifts back.

I am off today bringing Justin to the XL center for Walking with the Dinosaurs tonight. It is a surprise, he still LOVES dinosaurs maybe he will be a scientist after all.

Talk to you later.

have a great day!
And keep movin emoticon

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ENGLISHROSE84 8/3/2009 3:22AM

    Oh man, so jealous! As I'm just about to leave the house to go stand somewhere extremely hot for 8 hours I'm wishing I could stay at home and work from there too! Meh well, musn't grumble.

Great news about the wii...it's still on my wishlist. You'll have to let us know how it goes and whether you feel it's worth the investment!

p.s Thanks for the WOO HOO! by the way!

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Trouble staying on task

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Damn snacks.

All day long, mind your food. Track what you eat. Try to fit in exercise. I'm even adding in more fiber (e.g. Benefiber in my water) to feel fuller. When those around me aren't making the best choices, I've been staying on course.

Then the evening rolls around. You get tired of it all. My wife and I have been going through the Harry Potter movies (she's a huge fan, I've never seen them). Well, you know that movies need popcorn. Next thing you know, the cal count in my snacks tops my all day count. Damn it.

Even gained a pound.

Today=new day. Will do better. Feeling a little less sunburn which makes me more inclined to jog.

On call to help a very good friend's company with a big client of his. Hoping karma is paying attention. I could use some good karma these days.

Finally getting hot here in Connecticut. Somehow with the heat, we're getting even more rain. I'm starting to look online for specs to build an ark.

Update...found the info I needed!!

From eHow:

Building the Ark

Step 1
Obtain a large quantity of gopherwood. If gopherwood is not available, substitute common cypress, noted in the Mediterranean for its resistance to rotting.

Step 2
Begin gathering animals to carry in the ark. Start with pack animals, which will make it easier to haul in the necessary gopherwood.

Step 3
Prepare a framework on which to attach the outer hull, planking and decking. Framework dimensions are 300 cubits (450 feet) long by 50 cubits (75 feet) wide by 30 cubits (45 feet) high.

Step 4
Attach planking for the outer hull, placing a door in the side to make it easier to load the animals into the ark. Also attach decking and two subdecks, dividing the ark into upper, middle and lower levels.

Step 5
Divide the floors into rooms to keep the animals separated and provide separate space for the human crew. Secure the galley so that hungry animals can't break in and eat more than their share.

Step 6
Make a roofed cabin for the upper deck and finish the ark to within a cubit (18 inches) from the top.

Step 7
Coat the hull inside and out with pitch to seal any gaps between the planks and protect the wood. Apply several coats, as the ark must withstand forty days and nights of rain, plus another 110 days of ocean travel and another 7 months of sitting in mud on Mount Ararat.

Leaving the Ark

Step 1
Wait for the ark to stop moving about for a period of 40 days. This is a sign that the ark has hit land.

Step 2
Open the roof window and send out a raven to reconnoiter for dry land.

Step 3
Send out a dove to look for signs of vegetation. If none are found, wait seven days and repeat this step.

Step 4
Remove the outer covering entirely and check for dry land. If the land appears dry, wait for the word of God instructing you to leave the ark.

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JIBBIE49 7/30/2009 9:19AM

    My sons are doing TONY HORTON'S P90X work out. Do a Google on it and check it out. I think it is just an awesome workout and a great way to snack all you want. The series is 12 DVD'S and he works EVERY area of the body, and doesn't waste a minute of your time.

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Killer treadmill session

Sunday, July 26, 2009

I wasn't going to push it. I was just going to take a nice stroll on the treadmill for fear that I would hurt my back again. I did a little yoga to loosen up before starting.

But then, around the 1/2 mile mark, the tunes on my iPod got me jazzed. I decided to go for broke. After 30 minutes and 2 miles, I was feeling pretty high. That runner's high I barely remember from my youth.

A shower never felt so good.

It's been a tough 24 hours knowing that my wife brought ice cream into the house. Not normally an issue with me, but it's my second favorite flavor and I haven't had it in years. Now that's just mean. They say what doesn't kill you makes you stronger. This may prove to be my undoing.

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KLEE46 7/27/2009 9:59AM

    You can have, do or be anything. Trust that you can find solutions for any obstacle to your success. Best wishes to you.

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More better

Thursday, July 23, 2009

New client mailed deposit check.

No real mistakes to be had with my eating habits.

Didn't get a chance to exercise.

Finished meeting of Chamber of Commerce board. Felt energized afterward. Now working on something creative.


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