Feeling weak - like I am going to give up
I know I need to breathe and relax, but my stress levels are through the roof. As I think about what to write that is causing my stress, I feel like one of Pavlov's dogs - I don't know which one to go to first. Work is rough - I can't find good ... Read more
Talk about support!
I am in a pretty small office - 6-7 people. We are lucky that we all get along (for the most part!). So, they all know that I have been working hard... Read more
Quik Trip and the mislabeled unsweet iced tea? Breaking the sugar addiction.
The other day, after the gym, I wanted something with flavor to drink. I stopped at Quik Trip (a really nice gas station convenience store - kind of like Wawa, RaceTrac and Sheetz) and got a giant unsweet (no sugar no artificial sweeteners) pine... Read more
Lent, Sparkpeople and Resolve
I am an expert at coming up with reasons for why I can't or shouldn't do something. (I think it goes way back to Sesame Street in the early 70s - https://www.youtube.com/watch?
v=3_cN5zk91ZE). 50 years of Lent - probably 40 years of conscious... Read more
I have been at this consistently for 31 days. I have worked out, 6-7 days per week, with 3 of them being a "weight loss" class (I think I am at close to 1700 minutes for the month right now - that's 28-29 hours). The Sparkpoints have added up. I... Read more
The Professor and the big rocks
You've probably heard this story before - Professor has a big glass canister and a pile of large rocks. He begins to place the rocks in the canister as the students watch until he gets to the top. He asked the students, "Would you say the canist... Read more
Unfortunately the numbers don't lie
37.5 BMI, 46.7% body fat, 91.9 pound target of fat to lose. They are some ugly numbers, but ones I am glad to have to finally face up to. I started at a new gym earlier this week and started a weight loss boot camp there yesterday. As part of th... Read more
Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?
I'm not going to get all John Belushi over the top gung ho right now. I have started, then stopped so many times. But, I am back, trying again, feeling focused, for now.... Read more
I think I am finally getting back on track
My job is underwriting commercial real estate (malls, strip centers, office buildings) acquisitions and other lease language related projects. I sit and read leases all day long.
We have been seeing transaction volume at levels I have neve... Read more
I must have lied
I did another half yesterday, and it was really a let down for me. A few year back, when I posted my original Sparkpeople profile, I said that I was 1722 out of 1791 and I wouldn't have cared if I was last.
Between then and now, I had fall... Read more
Notre Dame Bucket List trip
Ever since I was a little kid, I have wanted to go to Notre Dame for a football game. You grow up Irish Catholic, it's on your list. When it was time for me to apply to college way back when, I did not put too much thought into it. I was fort... Read more
My admiration and appreciation of my Sparkfriends is real
One of my Sparkfriends was needing some motivation today and I relayed something from this weekend that each of you needs to know about too.
While we may be connected only through the magic of Sparkpeople, I realized just how real the suppo... Read more
I have been putting it off as long as I could. I added two notches over the past month or two. But, since the beginning of the year, I have gone from the outermost notch to my second, "handmade" notch. And, I need another. But, the loose end... Read more
Landscaping, weight loss and steaming human waste
When my wife and I bought our first house in Philly back in 1992, it had no landscaping. We wanted to get some put in, but did not have the money to have it installed. So a local nursery made a plan and told us you just "drop the shovel in the... Read more
49 and ran the fastest 10k of my life on Saturday!
Yes. I was 22nd out of 22 in my division, so not winning any medals, but I had set what for me was a lofty goal of 1:13 for this 10k, which would have been just under a 12 minutes mile. It was going to be a stretch.
But I came in just und... Read more