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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

The love/hate relationship with the scale!

Saturday, February 16, 2013      10 comments

I'm sure I am not the only one who feels this way, but there are times that either I wish I could "choke" our bathroom scale (assuming it has a throat to choke!), and give it a BIG hug! I had such a situation in the past few days.... Thurs... Read more

Weekend Highlights

Monday, February 04, 2013      5 comments

Where do these weekends go?? Well, I guess it is better than the alternatives! So, here's the highlights of my busy and fast weekend: Saturday: - Ran my first cold weather 5K race, and boy was it cold! 30'ish at the start of the rac... Read more

Wednesday Musings

Wednesday, January 30, 2013      9 comments

Some random events going on in my life: - Hit a low water mark on the scale this morning -- 180.2! Exactly 86 pounds lost now, and just a scant 1.2 pounds more to go to hit my target and officially "be normal" on the BMI scale! Can't spea... Read more

A small step back....

Friday, January 18, 2013      13 comments

Went to see my PCP today, and I was hoping that my hemoglobin A1C blood test was finally going to be in the "normal" range (5.6% or less). My last test in October was at 5.7, so I was THAT close! Unfortunately, not only had it not gone d... Read more

First 5K of 2013: "Run to the Plunge"

Friday, January 04, 2013      4 comments

Hi all, My first 5K race for 2013 is the "Run to the Plunge" in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, on Saturday, February 2, and it is special one in that all the pledges benefit Delaware Special Olympics. The grand daddy event, the 2013 Polar Bear ... Read more

Ready for a "no alarm" weekend!

Friday, January 04, 2013      4 comments

Wow -- 3 days in to the new year, and I am SOOOO looking forward to this weekend with no alarm to wake up to. Even though we just had a 4 day weekend it was a busy 4 day weekend with two parties and lots of activities in between. I do have som... Read more

2013 Goals

Wednesday, January 02, 2013      10 comments

Some different goals for me in 2013: - Weight maintenance! I'm at 180.8 right now, and my PCP and Bariatric Dr both have indicated they do not want me to lose any more weight. So my goal is to stay between 175 and 185. - Running:... Read more


Monday, December 31, 2012      4 comments

2012 was a very eventful year (aren't they all?), but there were some unique items worth highlighting: - Lost another 47 pounds, and am at 180.8. I still want to hit 179 and even maybe drop a few more to 175, but I'm in a very good spot w... Read more

Lack of sleep sucks!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012      11 comments

So for those of you who followed my extended stay in the Denver airport, we finally made it to Philadelphia at 12:30AM Tuesday morning (we were supposed to arrived at 9:00PM the day before!). Our flight was not the only one to experience a dela... Read more

Fun times! Stuck in the Denver airport...

Monday, December 10, 2012      10 comments

There is nothing quite as fun as being stuck in an airport when flights are delayed! I happen to be stuck in Denver as I blog due to the weather on the east coast (specifically Philadelphia). The current delay is 3:10, and hoping it does not g... Read more

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