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Nothing changes if nothing changes

Friday, March 25, 2011      4 comments

The problem with having a job that you absolutely despise is that it's toxic. The last five years of working in computer repair have turned me into this bitter, Gollum-like creature that drips bile and acid wherever he goes. I don't like the per... Read more

My new photography interview is online

Sunday, February 13, 2011      0 comments

One Stop Poetry -- an online art publication -- was kind enough to publish an interview with me about my photography this past week. The interview is split into two parts: ... Read more

Attitude Adjustment

Friday, February 11, 2011      2 comments

I've spent the past two weeks annoyed over various things in my life that are getting on my nerves. The small computer repair business I run and my customers are usually at the top of the list of stuff I kvetch about. Here's the thing.... ... Read more

It's not Bally Total Fitness, but it'll have to do

Monday, January 31, 2011      6 comments

Here's the workout area I've managed to cobble together in a corner of the heated shop we store our farm equipment in: Read more

Dance Dance Revolution for the Wii

Tuesday, January 18, 2011      4 comments

Well, I bought the game and I've started playing it. I've made my way through the entire "DDR School" and am working on the training mode now. I spent over an hour playing tonight and only noticed it when my legs had burned out so badly that I c... Read more

Back in the groove.

Saturday, November 06, 2010      4 comments

I hit my aerobics step this morning and it felt GOOD. We've been separated for nearly three weeks thanks to my falling ill and then having gallbladder surgery. I was able to drop the hammer this morning and put in 40 minutes of solid effort, kee... Read more

A complete and utter lack of reading comprehension

Friday, November 05, 2010      1 comments

There's a sign on the front door of my PC repair shop that reads... WE ARE CLOSED AS I AM RECOVERING FROM SURGERY. RE-OPENING NOVEMBER 8, 2010. APOLOGIES FOR THE INCONVENIENCE. Judging by the flood of texts, cell calls, and e... Read more

Dialing back the birthday breakfast

Thursday, November 04, 2010      2 comments

It's my birthday this morning, which means it's that time of the year when I get my birthday pancake breakfast. Traditionally, it looks like this: - 3 fried eggs - 8 or more strips of bacon - 6 or more pancakes with syrup - 2 or more ... Read more

Dropped ten and a half pounds in five days!

Wednesday, November 03, 2010      2 comments

It seems like there's a couple more pounds gone every morning when I hop on the scale. Part of it is that I don't have much in the way of an appetite back yet since the surgery last Thursday. I think a bigger part is that now that the gallbladde... Read more

"Now you can eat whatever you want!"

Monday, November 01, 2010      5 comments

After having my gallbladder removed on Thursday evening, I swear at least three different nurses told me that I must be happy to be able to eat whatever I want now without fear of a gallbladder attack. Not really, no. Eating whatever I... Read more

I'm declaring October a "win"

Saturday, October 30, 2010      3 comments

In the first week of the month I set myself two goals: 1. Track my calories every single day for the remainder of the month without going over, and 2. Exercise an average of one hour every day. I absolutely nailed this until about... Read more

That was disheartening

Friday, October 22, 2010      5 comments

I've done everything I'm supposed to be doing for over two weeks now. I've stayed within my calories. I've done MORE than the amount of exercise I'm supposed to be doing. I hop on the scale this morning and I'm up a pound for the past two weeks?... Read more

Avoiding a fitness purchase that I just can't afford...

Saturday, October 16, 2010      5 comments

I want a treadmill for my home. By that I mean that I REALLY want a treadmill for my home. But I canít afford one, nor do I have the space for it. I do have a recumbent exercise bike that is sitting unused in my shop. I purchased it over a ... Read more

October goals...

Wednesday, October 06, 2010      1 comments

The month is off to a less than auspicious start. It began with the flu, and segued into a series of gall bladder attacks. And I also haven't eating properly, exercising regularly, or tracking my food intake. For the remainder of the month ... Read more

Exercising when you're sick?

Friday, September 17, 2010      5 comments

My wife the teacher and my kid the disease vector brought home the latest illness making the rounds. My lungs are a bit crudded up, my head hurts, my muscles ache, and I get dizzy if I really exert myself. Exercise has become such a major p... Read more


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