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Back to the grind tomorrow (Monday)

Sunday, May 20, 2012      4 comments

Amazing where 11 days have gone, but it has been that long since I put in a full day of work. But it was a very interesting and varied 11 days of vacation and weekends: Thursday, 5/10: Fertilized back yard, only to discover I did not have... Read more

What a difference a day makes!

Saturday, May 19, 2012      4 comments

Yesterday (Friday) was NOT a fun day! I was so happy to get home and sleep in my own bed Thursday night, only to discover I had picked up an intestinal virus (probably from my DW, who had it just a few days previous). Slept AWFUL Thursday nigh... Read more

Ready to head home...

Thursday, May 17, 2012      1 comments

Flying home from Denver this afternoon. Nice vacation, but I am sure ready to crawl in my own bed tonight! Just something about that feeling.... Ran this morning at 6:15AM. Was going to do the treadmill here at the hotel but I forgot tha... Read more

Busy time for some fun!

Sunday, May 13, 2012      2 comments

The last few days have been busy with graduation activities here at CSU in Colorado. The actual commencement was at 8am Saturday morning! We survived the early start, had a very nice lunch for my kids and brother, relaxed in the afternoon, the... Read more

Upcoming celebration in Colorado

Wednesday, May 09, 2012      5 comments

We are heading out to Colorado tomorrow for quite a celebration -- my youngest daughter graduates on Saturday from Colorado State University! Graduation is early -- 8:00AM They do a number of ceremonies, all broken down by college (she is grad... Read more


Tuesday, May 08, 2012      5 comments

Went to Best Buy yesterday to get new headphones. Nothing too exciting, except I go through them like water it seems!! My new ones are Klipsch S4 in-ear headphones, which were highly rated by CNET. The most expensive ones I have ever bought! ... Read more

Busy next few days...

Sunday, May 06, 2012      2 comments

Heading out to Colorado (Ft. Collins) to my youngest daughter's graduation next Saturday (CSU), so we're in prep mode for travel. One of the things I like to do is put fertilizer down in the back yard since the dogs will be at the kennel, so th... Read more

Remember that reward for hitting "onederland"?

Saturday, May 05, 2012      4 comments

It hit me well after my weigh-in yesterday that I promised myself a reward if I ever got the scale into "onederland". Of course, when I made that promise initially a few years ago, part of me thought it would never happen in my lifetime! ... Read more

The "1" on my scale does work! :-)

Friday, May 04, 2012      5 comments

What a great way to start the day -- stepped on the scale and the first # was a "1" -- it DOES work!! [199!] emoticonRead more

First 5K in the books!

Saturday, April 21, 2012      8 comments

I did it! In spite of nerves, some digestive issues before leaving the house, and a somewhat sore right calf, I made it through my first 5K with flying colors! The official numbers: 33:20 was my 5K time, best ever! Out of 850+ runn... Read more

My first 5K race is on Saturday!

Friday, April 20, 2012      6 comments

Less than 24 hours until my first ever 5K race. It is a charity race -- benefits Ronald McDonald House here in Delaware! Race info:
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What 200 days has taught me: "It's the food, stupid!"

Monday, April 16, 2012      9 comments

I'm sure many of you remember the slogan from President Clinton's 1992 campaign: "It's the economy, stupid!". It had been dawning on my over the past 200 days since my Lap Band surgery that I've been living a variation on that theme: "It's th... Read more

6 months = Big Change

Wednesday, March 28, 2012      9 comments

Today marks 6 months since I had my lapband surgery. I decided earlier in the week that I would alter my normal Friday weigh-in and jump on the scale this morning (Wednesday). But I had a not so good night sleeping. Tightness in my legs from a... Read more


Tuesday, March 13, 2012      12 comments

So, like the soccer announcer who shouts out "GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLL", I scored one today -- I hit my first target weight of 210 (actually 209.8) at my weigh-in this morning (at 5am no less!). This is even sweeter given that I went up a full pound ... Read more

I knew this day would come, but....

Saturday, March 10, 2012      9 comments

Friday is my weigh-in day, and I nearly sprinted up the stairs for my weigh-in yesterday morning (Friday, 03/09)! Why? Because this was the day the scale was going to register 210 pounds (or less), which is my first weight loss goal, and I was... Read more

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