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Tuesday, May 07, 2013      9 comments

Went to see my PCP (Primary Care Physician) today for my quarterly checkup. In the past, these quarterly checkups were due to my weight, cholesterol, and Type II diabetes. Thankfully, the first two are in much better shape, so the focus is the... Read more

Worried about dad....

Friday, April 26, 2013      19 comments

It has been nearly a year and a half since my mom passed away, so the focus has been on my dad and how he is doing being alone after 60 years of being with the same person. Last year was his year to adjust develop new routines, mourn, etc. Whe... Read more

More on yesterday's 5k...

Sunday, April 21, 2013      8 comments

I went back and looked at my time from a year ago in the Ronald McDonald of Delaware "Run for the House" 5K -- I've made some strides! Last year: 33:20 / 10:43 per mile pace This year: 28:33 / 9:11 per mile pace In that time, I'... Read more

A new personal best (5K race)

Saturday, April 20, 2013      11 comments

Ran in the Ronald McDonald House of Delaware "Run for the house" 5K this morning. This was the first 5K I ever ran in a year ago, so now it has become a tradition! Anyway, happy to report I ran a PB of 28:33! I believe that was at least 5 minu... Read more

Sadness in Boston

Tuesday, April 16, 2013      13 comments

I had just gotten off of a conference call yesterday afternoon when my wife broke the sad news to me about the bombing at the Boston Marathon. While not the same size and scope as the 9/11 tragedy, a lot of those same feelings from nearly 12 ye... Read more

OOPS! Forgot the hat...

Monday, April 08, 2013      11 comments

I was so excited to get outside yesterday and do yard work (it was sunny and in the 60's -- PREFECT yard work kind of day!), that I forgot to wear a hat! A year ago, there was hair on my head (granted, not too much!), now there is none! And th... Read more


Wednesday, April 03, 2013      7 comments

Today marks 3 years since our first male greyhound, Gator, crossed the rainbow bridge. Thankfully the pain of losing him has gotten easier as the time has passed, and we know that he is truly having a better and pain free life. I sometimes hav... Read more

Another Running Milestone

Sunday, March 24, 2013      9 comments

So with now being able to consistently run 5K distance in under 30 minutes, one of my goal for 2013 is to compete in a 10K race. But as I did with the 5K distance, I wanted to set a time goal before I started looking for a race. My goal = under... Read more

GREAT Vitals

Tuesday, March 19, 2013      6 comments

Nothing like some GREAT vitals to put a smile on my face: 1) Weigh-in at my WLS's office this morning: UNDER GOAL!! (178) 2) Blood donation last Saturday: - Non-fasting blood sugar: 101! - Blood Pressure: 108/64! ... Read more

Amazing what a good night's rest will do...

Tuesday, March 12, 2013      7 comments

- Monday, March 11 (day after daylight savings time change): sluggish, blah, etc. Strength training workout helped a little, but still did not feel too great. - Tuesday, March 12: Up at 5AM! Off to Y and ran 4 miles! FEEL GREAT!! ... Read more

Day 2 of "normal"...

Friday, February 22, 2013      10 comments

As I crawled out of bed this morning, I knew I wanted to face the scale and see if somehow I had dreamed that my weight has gotten into the BMI "normal" range. On top of that, my DW and I went out for a celebratory dinner last night at one of t... Read more


Thursday, February 21, 2013      17 comments

I did it! Took 513 days to get there, but I am finally in the "normal" range on the BMI scale! This was my goal when I had my WLS back in September of 2011 -- to get to "normal"! May not be normal in other ways, but at least I am on this ... Read more

Eventful last 24 hours...

Wednesday, February 20, 2013      7 comments

No shortage of interesting events over the past 24 hours: - Of course all the "normal" stuff that fills up a Tuesday and Wednesday AM -- meals, workout (a great run yesterday at the Y -- 28:18 5K / 37:03 4 mile times), and bowling last even... Read more

Up early...

Tuesday, February 19, 2013      0 comments

Early rise this morning -- 0430!! My DW is taking my FIL to Baltimore for a medical test at UMMC. A test called an Enterscopy. Long day for them, but since I was up, took advantage and got through the newspapers early, then mapped out our ho... Read more

Taxes done!!

Monday, February 18, 2013      5 comments

Submitted both ours and my dad's last evening - earliest EVER! That feels good! emoticon... Read more

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