Saturday, February 06, 2010
This is my first ever webpage and my first ever blog entry. As such it will not be eloquent and it will be brief. What I should be doing is getting dinner so that factor will make it even shorter.
I was, due to circumstances beyond my control, trapped in a very very low tech blackhole for the better part of a year. Now I am back in my usual world and am connected to the web again. Life was different before the web. Low tech is good part of the time. Too much high tech is a bad thing. Being without for an extended period, however, made me realize how difficult it has become to be unconnected and becoming more so day by day. Goodness, newscasters don't report much of a story anymore. They just drop a few soundbites and tell you to "go see our web page for details". On the plus side, it keeps my mother in touch more. I keep getting calls asking me to look up this that or the next thing online for her. She made some attempts to use computers but has decided they aren't worth it - a waste of money and too frustrating. Some days it is easy to see her point.
Now life has settled down and I'm reconnecting I finally have some breathing room to focus on my life. A huge first step is getting my eating and exercising back to what it used to be. Back to those good old days before the evil years of stress, overtime, pressure, being chained to a desk, and more stress wrecked havoc on my body and made my fitness slip into the mire of almost nonexistent. The first step started January 3, 2010. More precisely, January 3rd was a setup day and taking all the initial measurements and finding my wellworn old exercise book. The battle itself actually recommenced when I woke up on January 4th.
It took me a week before I finally got around to investigating that "spark" site that I saved the reference to back in 2008 just before I got sucked into the blackhole. I am so so so glad I did. What a marvelous little world! Thank you SparkGuy!
Do to my priorities I focused most of my time on the nutrition tracker. Slowly since then I investigate other bits and pieces. I don't Facebook or any of that stuff so this has been quite an amazing adventure. I must however apologize to my teams --- I'd put that piece on the backburner for a few weeks but will be out there more soon hopefully.
I have managed to pass the Spark to one individual who is close emotionally but lives too far away. This may prove just the thing we have been looking for to formally battle those demons of non-fitness and successfully defeat them once and for all.
"You said you'd make this brief?" says the growling hungry stomach.
.... Adios for now.