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Call me slug
Thursday, February 21, 2013      7 comments

I'm having a lazy week. Well, kind of. I mean, I made it to the gym Saturday, Monday and Tuesday. I meant to go this afternoon, but then had to wait by the phone for a call (or by my laptop for a document, but that's much less Hollywood), which ... Read more
Step by step....by step
Wednesday, February 20, 2013      6 comments

I've been listening to the "Twisted Into Form" album by the band Forbidden today. They're an 80s thrash band that I wasn't familiar with until a couple of years ago. The first time I saw them play live (late 2010), I went because I won free tick... Read more
Almost kept up with the kiddies today
Tuesday, February 19, 2013      4 comments

Third time going out and joining in on a high school team's ultimate practice. Way too early in the morning, at 7 AM, a time I don't usually like admitting exists. I met the modest goal of actually completing the warm up run, 6 laps of the gym t... Read more
Making a salad and not eating it
Monday, February 18, 2013      4 comments

No, this isn’t a case of good intentions gone awry down McDonald’s way. I just finally got off my duff and volunteered at a food pantry’s community kitchen, here in the Ann Arbor area. Got to make a salad, during the process of which I realized ... Read more
Falling to Pisces
Sunday, February 17, 2013      6 comments

Spied Reese's Pieces at the gas station and resisted, just punning on the fact that the fishy astrological sign kicks into gear in a couple of days, rather than any precipitous fall off any bandwagon. Either that or referring to the fish I had a... Read more
We are finding who we are
Saturday, February 16, 2013      2 comments

Isn't that what this trip is about, anyway? Figuring out who and what we are, where we belong, physically, mentally? Yeah, I'm stumbling and bumbling now, but eventually I'll be rumbling, just a matter of fine tuning the engine of my life, findi... Read more
I look at my reflection and I see an enemy
Friday, February 15, 2013      7 comments

I’m sick of myself. For a whole host of reasons that I typed out and then erased because I don’t feel like sharing (yes, an inability to ask for help is on that list). The job thing, that probably plays a huge role in why this is bubbling o... Read more
Catch the VD fever!
Thursday, February 14, 2013      5 comments

No, I’m not bitter. That’s only been the case once, really, even though I’ve been unattached far more than not on Valentine’s Day, a celebration of a guy getting lynched and beheaded. Okay, maybe twice on the bitterness front. One year I got dum... Read more
I'd never make it on Jersey Shore
Wednesday, February 13, 2013      4 comments

Gym, tan, laundry, that's one of that show's enduring mottos. Only managed to do one of the three today, the laundry part. Didn't go to the gym, a somewhat planned omission; after all, I'd been there the previous 4 days. Bigger reason, I was sor... Read more
Lost Reflection
Tuesday, February 12, 2013      6 comments

One of the things keeping me on track is the realization that losing weight is just a first step. The second, and more important step, one that is supposed to last for the rest of the life, is locking in the habits needed to keep the weight off.... Read more
Two! Two Miles! Ha ha ha!
Monday, February 11, 2013      8 comments

Legs aren't quite happy with me, but after suggesting yesterday that I should consider going for a longer distance than one mile of wogging, I went two this evening, broken down as follows (12 laps for a mile): walk 1 lap, run 4 laps, W1 R3 W... Read more
relearning old tricks
Sunday, February 10, 2013      2 comments

Played indoor volleyball this weekend, first time since early 2005. You know, before I hit my 30s? Saturday was fun. Sure, I had no idea where I was supposed to be moving on the court, but the people around me had no problem directing me, and ac... Read more
I'm counting out crack...
Saturday, February 09, 2013      5 comments

…ers, that is, crackers. The two syllable word wouldn’t fit into the rhyme scheme of the song I was thinking of, “Counting Out Time”, by Genesis. http://www.youtube.com/w
atch?v=YXUmKw4pFdc Not often a tune about oral s... Read more
Sometimes you drink and drink and drink, and sometimes you fall.
Friday, February 08, 2013      6 comments

And if what you're drinking and drinking and drinking is alcoholic, the two events may just be related. But I'm talking about water, a substance that I'd had, until recently, real issues with in terms of drinking 8 cups per day. Lately, I've man... Read more
I never meant to be so bad to you
Thursday, February 07, 2013      9 comments

Got the radio on, "Heat of the Moment" by Asia comes on, and that first line triggers a bit of thinking on the "how I got here" (weight wise) topic. http://www.youtube.com/w
atch?v=-up8ebz06yA Little flashbacks to b... Read more

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