New puppy on the way
OK, so not REALLY a puppy -- unless 5 1/2 years old is considered such -- but we do have a new adoptee on the way from Florida. A greyhound male, his current name is Thomas, but we will make a slight change and rename him to "Tomas", as I have ... Read more
Another four-legged loss!
We said goodbye to our oldest and first greyhound Glitter this morning. We knew she had bone cancer since early May, and had been fighting an autoimmune disease since March, but in spite of it all, she put on a brave face to the end. Last nigh... Read more
Goodbye to an old friend
Last Saturday (4/3) ranks right up there as one of the toughest days I've ever endured. My wife and I made the decision to put our 11 year old male greyhound Gator to sleep. Even as I write, I can feel the emotions building up.
It was no... Read more
Good Monday -- 50 minute workout at the gym, ate well throughout the day, etc.... Read more
2010 off to an interesting start!
4 days into the new year and I have yet to get into the gym for a workout! Sigh! Weather has been brutal the past two days, still cleaning up from the water issues in the basement, recovering from NYE, and just when I thought I'd get some down... Read more
First Big Snowstorm of 2009
Just came back in from my 4th shoveling of the snow here in DE today. 18 inches and it is still coming down steadily! PIA but I have to admit it IS good exercise!... Read more
Contemplating life at age 52
My 52nd birthday has come. Overall, I'm feeling good. Sure, I'd like to be a few less pounds (OK, a BUNCH less!), but I think since I started on SP and really being conscience about how I eat, the kind of exercise I do, and other health-relate... Read more
GREAT workout today -- 60 minutes of non-stop laps in the pool!! It has been quite some time since I have done that!... Read more
My "baby" is off to college!
A proud yet sad moment for me today -- I said good bye to my "baby" -- my youngest daughter -- as she heads off for college at Colorado State University! She and her mother are doing the road trip out west, and there is a little part of me that... Read more
- Last week's BodyPump class went well, but I clearly overdid it, as my triceps were KILLING me a few days after. They are much better, but plan to lower my weights this week and not repeat my painful experience from a week ago.
- Attended... Read more
First BodyPump Class in 3 months!
While I have been doing some basic work at the gym and in the yard, I had yet to join any sort of intense exercise class since sometime in April. My new YMCA has "BodyPump", which I was used to doing in CT, and they have a noontime class on Tue... Read more
I'm Back (slowly but surely)
After about a 2 month hiatus, I have returned to SP! This was not a "fall off the wagon" issue, rather the complexities and stress of moving from CT to DE.
Good news: We moved to DE!
Bad news: The sale of our house in CT fe... Read more
Life after BL
Well, the Biggest Loser competition is over. Here were my results:
Total weight lost: 26.4 pounds
% of weight lost: 10.29%
% body fat lost: 1.60%
Total inches lost: 13.5 (neck, chest, waist, hips)
I finished 2nd among all me... Read more
Amazingly enough, my 9 pound drop last week was just enough to get me into the finals of the Biggest Loser competition! So the "prize" is 4 personal training sessions! Session #1 was yesterday, and like all of the other group ones, I was left ... Read more
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Today was a banner day. The final weigh in for the "Biggest Loser" competition I have been involved with. The past two weigh-ins, I had been plateau'd at 241'ish. So my PT gave me an assignment: boost my proteins and keep pushing hard on the... Read more