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"Staycation" Day 1

Monday, July 02, 2012      2 comments

Well, if accomplishing things is my goal for this staycation, I'm off to a good start: - Power washed the siding by the garage and my office, which was covered with bugs (there is a motion light there and the bugs like it!). Plus I found a... Read more

What a difference a year makes!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012      5 comments

Had a great run today -- 4.5 miles in 49:07 -- and was sharing with one of my colleagues who is an avid runner, when it hit me just how much has changed in the last year! A year ago -- my DW and I were in Chicago celebrating a wedding of on... Read more

Chiropractic Adjustment

Tuesday, June 19, 2012      1 comments

It had been 6 weeks since my last adjustment, and for whatever reason, the last time I was in I forgot to make an appointment, so my back started telling me last week it was time for an adjustment, which I got this morning, and as always, felt b... Read more

Sleep Study

Friday, June 15, 2012      4 comments

Last evening (Thursday) I went in for a sleep study. Had one done 5 years ago and was diagnosed with sleep apnea. Since then I had been using a CPAP until a few months after my Lapband surgery last September when I inadvertantly left the mask ... Read more

My two minutes of fame (hopefully 13 more minutes to go!)

Thursday, June 14, 2012      6 comments

I volunteered at a local health expo back in March which was sponsored by the medical group that owns and operates the two hospitals in my area (plus a number of medical offices). Specifically, I manned the weight loss surgery booth, given that... Read more

The Big "70" (pounds lost!)

Saturday, June 09, 2012      2 comments

At my last appointment with my Lapband PA (05/21), my weight loss on their scale has surpassed 70 pounds, but that was from my very first visit a year ago. Not quite there on home scale, which I started tracking the week I had my surgery last S... Read more

Day 250 since LB

Tuesday, June 05, 2012      4 comments

My calendar reminded me that it today is 250 days since I had my Lapband surgery. I put that reminder on my calendar for a few reasons. The obvious one is to share with others. Of course there is the part of wanting to be proud of where I am!... Read more

Front yard done...

Saturday, June 02, 2012      2 comments

As I just posted out on FB, I tip my hats to the men and women who do landsacaping for a living. TOUGH WORK! We had 4 areas in our front yard to put down new landscaping fabric and mulch down, and it took all of last weekend and today (Saturda... Read more

Back to work...and I'm actually pretty glad!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012      4 comments

After 3 days of landscape work outside in 80 and 90+ temps, I needed a work day to recover! But I have to say the landscape work my wife and I did really improved the looks of our front yard! The folks at Lowe's won't know what to do today if ... Read more

Landscaping progress...

Sunday, May 27, 2012      5 comments

In our front yard there are 4 distinct areas that required serious landscaping work. 2 of the 4 are done, and boy do they look nice! Besides weeds coming up, the former owners had used rock, so we put new landscaping fabric over the top of the... Read more

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

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