Feels like a solid start . . .
Well, my current streak hit 21 days today, and I'm starting to feel like I'm actually off to a real solid start. If things continue, I may try my first half-marathon on the erg this weekend. I probably wouldn't go for it this soon, but there's a... Read more
Day 1 of the 2015 Rowing Season
Today (May1st) starts the 2015 Rowing Season. I do all my rowing on a Concept2 model D erg (no rowing clubs in my area), but that's fine for me. My erg is in my living room, so I really have no excuses to not use it on a daily basis. In my last ... Read more
Stringing a few together . . .
Well, according to my log book, I've only missed a few days of rowing since getting started again on April 4th. Over the last week I've gotten in some 10,000 meter rows, which at my nice steady pace takes me just over an hour. Not fast by any st... Read more
working on getting back on the wagon
I see it's been over a year since my last blog entry. And it's been many months since I've visited Sparks or thought a whole lot about exercise or eating well (other than when I had to keep getting bigger clothes so I could keep working when not... Read more
Been a while . . .
Been sorta partially out of comission for a while. What I mean is that due to what I believe was an "overuse injury", I haven't been rowing for nearly 2 months. And with S.E. Wisconsin's way less than optimal weather, my attempt at being a runne... Read more
I won again !!!
Today was weigh-out day for the quarterly " Biggest Loser" contest we have at work. Lost 22 pounds since the beginning of October (8.39%), and picked up a cool $300 including the $60 in penalty fines from the 3 contestants that GAINED weight. An... Read more
Did my first rowing marathon today. Time was probably terrible by most rowers standards (just over 4-1/4 hours), but I kept up a steady pace. In fact my 2nd falf was 5 minutes faster than my first half. Physically, I feel better than I expected... Read more
So I passed the 2 million meter mark last night while starting the Holiday Challenge with a half marathon. It took nearly a year for me to cover the first million. The second million took just less than 3 months. Hope my motivation stays high fo... Read more
Thanksgiving day, and a new challenge
So today is Thanksgiving Day, and of course I'm thankful for family, friends, a good job, and a nice home in a great community.
I'm also thankful that I'm still finding success in my weight loss endevor. The tools and methods I've chosen ar... Read more
50 Pounds ...
Hit the 50 pound mark yesterday. My weightloss has slowed over the past several weeks, and I'm not sure why. Probably my body has adjusted to what I'm doing, based on past experiance and what I've read over the years.
So this past Saturday... Read more
I'M CURED, I'M CURED !!! LOL !!
So I noticed something today that made me feel mighty fine. For the past 2 years or so - since I gained back all the weight I'd lost a few years back - I've had a serious case of DUNLOP SYNDROM. For those who aren't familiar with the dreaded Dun... Read more
Hit the 40 pound mark today . . .
Getting a dontion of size 42, 44, and 46 pants ready for the local GoodWill store.
40 pounds gone. A long way to go, but steady progress is very cool.... Read more
Quarterly "Biggest Loser" challenge at work ...
I WON !!!!
Lost 7.75% this past quarter.
I wonder if I can win 2 quarters in a row . . .... Read more
Another non-scale victory . . .
My friend Trish posted a reply to my last blog entry and used the term "non-scale victory". That's a good description for what happened today.
Today at work, I did this year's "Health Risk Assessment". Pretty simple - a blood draw, a questi... Read more
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Happiness is . . . .
. . . . putting on clothes to wear to work that just a few weeks ago you couldn't come close to squeezing in to.
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