Yesterday the gym was having a special theme day (summer) as well as their first Zumba class. To get interest up, the class was offered for free just last night - members will have to pay $5 per class and non-members $10 in the future. So I fi... Read more
Today is the Summer Solstice (or Winter Solstice for those below the equator). That means it is the longest (or shortest) day of the year and the official beginning of the new season.
While I have yet to do one of the seasonal 5% challenge... Read more
I have two pairs of black slacks I wear to work. These two pairs of pants caused me some confusion. The 18s, even when I bought them, were snugger in the hips/waist than the 16s, though the 16s were snugger in the calves (skinny jean snug).
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16 September 2011 to 16 June 2012 - 9 months of progress
Starting Weight = 250.5 pounds
Current Weight = 186.0 pounds
In addition to the photos on my main page, I took this one of me being a goof:
There were quite a number of very interesting responses to my recent blog about motivation (“Even world-class athletes have meh days” www.sparkpeople.com/mypa ge_public_journal_individu al.asp?blog_id=4918524 ).
What co... Read more
Still thinking on the whole geeky gadget thing. Part of what I'm trying to decide is long-term value. Sure, I could easily spend $300-$500 on electronic toys. But am I actually going to get anything out of them beyond what I have now other th... Read more
As my status today says, my pedometer bit the dust. It was a cheapie from Walmart - just the first and fastest place I could find one near me, nothing more. The LCD started flaking, at first just the last number became difficult to read becaus... Read more
Tonight at the gym I happened to glance at the TV that had Piers Morgan doing an interview. Some of them I care very little for, but others have been quite fascinating. LL Cool J really impressed me, for example, with the thought he put into h... Read more
The first place I really noticed this was my wrists. My DDa has very little extra weight on her, but her wrists look padded compared to mine. My wrist bone is surprisingly prominent.
I've sort of noticed it in the past with my ribs. They... Read more
As I've mentioned before, one of the books I'm (re)reading at the moment is Stephen Covey's "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People". The chapter I'm on starts off with an exercise the I've seen in many places and only haphazardly done. I sti... Read more
I hadn't realized MIB3 was out, so Saturday evening I spontaneously decided to head out and watch it. I also had managed to get all my nutrition in nicely with some calories to spare. So I picked up a child popcorn with butter. I ate less tha... Read more
I'm definitely not one to buy into superstitions. This doesn't mean I have no belief in what might be outside of our ability to measure, but it does mean I won't be found knocking on wood, avoiding black cats or tossing salt over my shoulder.
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