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More fun clothes shopping....

Sunday, August 26, 2012      7 comments

Stopped at one our local department stores this morning after breakfast (for those of you in PA/NJ/DE/MD, it was Boscovs), as I had two goals to accomplish: 1) Get a new wedding band (I'll explain in a minute) 2) Get some new jeans for ... Read more


Friday, August 24, 2012      5 comments

As some of you may know, I enjoy cooking, and especially breakfast! My normal routine is to cook my DW and I breakfast on Thursday mornings. However, I was still in recovery mode yesterday morning from a battle Wednesday evening between me and... Read more

So that is what 100 pounds looks like...

Saturday, August 18, 2012      21 comments

August 18, 2012 has been a significant day for a few reasons, both exciting: 1) My DW and I traded in our 2005 Toyota Sienna for a 2012 Chrysler Town and Country (both minivans) 2) I FINALLY crossed the 100 pound weight loss mark on... Read more

Too skinny??

Tuesday, August 07, 2012      20 comments

Went out to dinner with our best friends last evening. Sadly, they are moving to Oklahoma and we are already missing them! They are responsible for introducing my wife and I on a blind date over 12 years ago, so we are very close! I was t... Read more


Tuesday, July 31, 2012      4 comments

Today would have been my mom's 79th birthday. As some of you may remember, she passed away 7 months ago on December 31, 2011 after a long illness. No doubt she is in a much better place, free from the pain of her earthly body! I do miss... Read more

Less than 10 to go....

Monday, July 30, 2012      13 comments

I normally don't do Monday morning weigh-in's, but I was feeling rather frisky this morning, so I decided "what the heck!". And since I was a good boy over the weekend by getting LOTS of exercise in (mowing the entire yard over 3 days) and keep... Read more

300 days since LB surgery

Wednesday, July 25, 2012      8 comments

My calendar reminded me that today marks 300 days since I had my Lapband surgery. As I have said throughout this journey, it was one of the best decisions I have ever made. Not only the weight loss, but also the healthy living -- better eating... Read more

Victory over fair food!

Monday, July 23, 2012      6 comments

For the past several years (6 years to be exact) we've been attending regional and state fairs (2 years at the "Big E" up in MA and 4 here in DE at the Delaware State Fair) and of course there is nothing quite as satisfying as fair food! Not go... Read more

Passed one threshold...another very close!

Thursday, July 19, 2012      6 comments

Great weigh-in this morning -- 189.2 pounds! First time under 190 in what seems like forever! 34 years for sure! Another one is rapidly approaching: 187. When I hit that mark, it will be an even 100 pounds lost since I actively starte... Read more

RIP Jon Lord!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012      1 comments

For those of you who followed the rock music scene in the 60's and 70's, you may have read on Monday 7/16 that Deep Purple co-founder Jon Lord (keyboards) passed away. Since I have been a long time DP fan, this one hurts just a bit more, but giv... Read more


Friday, July 13, 2012      13 comments

In spite of some last minute nerves, I went ahead and went "bald" today! I think I was more nervous doing this then I was when I had WLS surgery last September! emo... <a href=Read more

Another fun clothes shopping experience...

Sunday, July 08, 2012      6 comments

Clothes shopping used to be one of my least favorite things to do. Why? Well, prior to my WLS last September, I always had a hard time finding clothes at a "normal" store like Kohls that truly fit correctly, especially pants, where finding any... Read more

"Staycation" Day 5

Friday, July 06, 2012      0 comments

A really nice day so far: - Up at 6am (I know, that does not sound like a vacation!) to walk the dogs and go the Y to run. - Fed the dogs in the AM (my DW was working today, so she'll feed them this evening) - Ah, then the best pa... Read more

"Staycation" day 4

Thursday, July 05, 2012      2 comments

Simple: early am yoga, followed by an early morning walk with our puppies, breakfast, and 18 holes of golf! It was in the low 90's but there was a breeze so it was bearable!... Read more

"Staycation" Day 3

Wednesday, July 04, 2012      2 comments

So today's story starts at 12:30AM this morning when I was awaken by one of my dogs digging at her bed. Now wide awake, I made the mistake of looking through the onscreen TV guide, and found "Independence Day", one of the movies I will watch ov... Read more

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