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....
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
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!
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!
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!
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
I DID IT!
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! ... Read more
Another fun clothes shopping experience...
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
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
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
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
"Staycation" Day 2
Slept VERY well last evening! No storms!
On tap for day 2 of my staycation:
- Finish cleaning windows in my office. 2nd floor windows and the bottom section can only be cleaned from a ladder outside.
- Power wash front of ho... Read more
"Staycation" Day 1
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!
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
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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