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Surgery tomorrow.

Monday, May 02, 2011      18 comments

Well, here goes. They're cutting my shoulder tomorrow to reattach the infraspinatus to where it should be. (apparently the humerus end of it is about an inch from its original location) I've been reading TRAVELNISTA's blogs with parti... Read more

I cried in the car all the way back.

Friday, April 29, 2011      30 comments

I got some unhappy news today. I went to a sports medicine shoulder specialist for a second opinion about my shoulder. Some background: I hurt my shoulder while snowboarding last month. www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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Shoulder update: I'm BAAAACK!!!!

Monday, April 25, 2011      9 comments

This past month or so I've been out with some injuries. I tore my rotator cuff snowboarding in March and had to stop paddling, lifting weights, and tae kardio. Basically all I could do was cycling - and even that for the first week or two I co... Read more

AIDS Ride for Life (100 miles) 9/10/11

Friday, April 22, 2011      7 comments

One of the things I wanted to do after losing 180 lbs was ride a century again. The event I selected is the AIDS Ride for Life, and I did it September 2010. It circumnavigated Cayuga Lake and took me 6:53 of actual biking (about 14.7 mph o... Read more

Tuckerman's Inferno Pentathlon Results

Tuesday, April 19, 2011      15 comments

This past Saturday I joined a team of four Cornell undergrads and we raced in the Tuckerman's Inferno Pentathlon in New Hampshire. www.friendsoftuckerman.o
rg Tuckerman's Ravine is an east-facing bowl on Mt. Washington ... Read more

Spin-derella?

Friday, April 15, 2011      10 comments

Yeah, that ain't right. Today at the end of spin class I had a heck of a time getting my left shoe free from the pedal. In the end I managed it - but there was a sma... Read more

18 miles, 2000 vertical ft

Wednesday, April 13, 2011      5 comments

I'm signed up as a member of a team who will race in the Tuckerman's Inferno Pentathlon this weekend in New Hampshire. www.friendsoftuckerman.o
rg/2011-Inferno... Read more

Anniversaries: 1.5 years at a healthy BMI by my definition

Tuesday, April 12, 2011      18 comments

How do you celebrate maintenance? The weight might not change, and besides it's overall fitness I'm after, not a particular number on the scale. What I recommend to people is: 1) get your BMI below 30 2) then focus on % body fat ... Read more

What HEALTHY looks like

Monday, April 11, 2011      10 comments

I keep seeing blogs and questions all over this site where people are trying to figure out what their "optimal" weight is. I've said this before and I'll restate it here. I figure the best way to proceed is: 1) Get the BMI under 30 ... Read more

New Plan and Reward

Monday, April 04, 2011      10 comments

It's KILLING me not to be able to boat or snowboard. ^%$$#@%^^& shoulder. emoticon Despite that, (or mayb... Read more

Where I started Jun 2009 - Sept 2009

Saturday, April 02, 2011      1 comments

Third in the series of where I began... Part 1 Where I started (335.6 lbs, BMI = 52.6) May 2007 - Apr 2009 www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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al.asp?blog_id=4136520 Part 2 Where I started A... Read more

Where I started Apr 2009 - Jun 2009

Saturday, April 02, 2011      1 comments

Second in the series of where I began... Part 1 Where I started (335.6 lbs, BMI = 52.6) May 2007 - Apr 2009 www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
ge_public_journal_individu
al.asp?blog_id=4136520 Part 2 Where I started ... Read more

Where I started (335.6 lbs, BMI = 52.6) May 2007 - Apr 2009

Saturday, April 02, 2011      2 comments

First in the series of where I began... Part 1 Where I started (335.6 lbs, BMI = 52.6) May 2007 - Apr 2009 www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
ge_public_journal_individu
al.asp?blog_id=4136520 Part 2 Where I started A... Read more

Measuring % body fat

Friday, April 01, 2011      12 comments

My own personal philosophy is to 1) get the BMI below 30, and then 2) focus on dropping body fat. The problem is, how do you actually *measure* body fat? It's elusive. Here's a nice synopsis on Wikipedia: en.wikip... Read more

Rotator cuff. :-(

Tuesday, March 29, 2011      15 comments

The one really important joint for kayaking is the shoulder. The one thing you don't want to mess up is your rotator cuff. Guess what I hurt when I fell snowboarding on Sunday? Yeah. ^%$#@!! off-season sports. Doc says to stay o... Read more


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