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  • 4/27/18

    4/26/2018 9:49:06 PM, by RHOOK20047

    What a crummy day. I feel like an old man. Neck and knees teamed up to make me feel like an cripple. I have not felt worse in my life. I was ... Read more

  • rockin the walkin

    4/26/2018 7:25:06 PM, by BINARYSTITCH

    I completed Couch to 5k day 3 this morning and I still walked 24 mins around the pond at work today. I am getting ice cream today and it fits r... Read more

  • 4/25/18

    4/26/2018 12:39:51 AM, by RHOOK20047

    Well, the first grass cut is in the books now. Had a rough night sleeping find a way to sleep with my neck hurting so bad. I fell asleep around... Read more

  • Crabby.

    4/25/2018 6:14:41 PM, by BINARYSTITCH

    There have been a number of things that have changed in the last week and a half to make me feel crabby, so I can't specifically connect it to my... Read more

  • 4/24/18

    4/24/2018 9:55:16 PM, by RHOOK20047

    Well, I don't think that I will get the job I interviewed for. As usual, the recruiting company sent my resume for a position that I am not qual... Read more

  • Non Scale Victories

    4/24/2018 8:57:01 PM, by BINARYSTITCH

    - I can do more squats, lunges, and pushups than before. Up to 24 squats, 24 lunges and 12 pushups. - I walked during lunchtime. - When I str... Read more

  • 4/23/18

    4/23/2018 11:30:47 PM, by RHOOK20047

    Woke up yesterday with a pain in my neck (and it is not my wife) but it went away as the day went on. Today, I woke up again with it, but it has... Read more

  • I have 8 Goal Posts

    4/23/2018 7:24:35 AM, by BINARYSTITCH

    In the spirit of small goals, I identified 8 dates along my weight loss journey that will motivate me to stay on track. This being said, these da... Read more

  • 4/22/18

    4/22/2018 10:26:03 PM, by RHOOK20047

    Glad this weekend is over. I have been very busy. Today was crazy! We had our commissioning Mass for my retreat this morning. RIght after tha... Read more

  • I will move a few tons this summer.

    4/22/2018 1:51:50 PM, by BINARYSTITCH

    As soon as the weather is both tolerably warm, and tolerably dry (today is not dry. I am sad) I'm going to be planning a retaining wall! Actually... Read more

  • Why and How I Couch to 5k?

    4/21/2018 4:26:07 PM, by BINARYSTITCH

    If you've read my previous blog posts you'll know I've been to physical therapy for my knees. There was no injury, no arthritis, no damage. They ... Read more

  • 4/20/18

    4/20/2018 9:31:57 PM, by RHOOK20047

    Busy weekend ahead. I have a SVdP meeting tomorrow morning at the Council office. It is a Leadership training session, When I get home I hope ... Read more

  • Get it Done... Early!

    4/20/2018 1:19:55 PM, by BINARYSTITCH

    I have a busy day today and yesterday I ate the last of the leftovers and pre-prepped foods. Yesterday was also busy; I got home around 8:30 and ... Read more

  • Dealing with Early Setbacks

    4/19/2018 1:29:29 PM, by BINARYSTITCH

    It's a pattern I recognize. I am very enthusiastic when I just start. I buy things. I plan. I tell people I'm doing this. And after a few days? I... Read more

  • 4/19/18

    4/19/2018 12:10:48 AM, by RHOOK20047

    Had my first ACTS team meeting tonight for the retreat I am directing. Although, I have led other meetings like this, I was so nervous. That is... Read more

  • I done ok today.

    4/18/2018 10:54:49 PM, by BINARYSTITCH

    Today was difficult. Pro: I woke up without hitting snooze. Con: I was a lump in the morning instead of doing bodyweight exercises and ge... Read more

  • A Day Full of Non-Scale Victories!

    4/17/2018 10:52:31 PM, by BINARYSTITCH

    I had many non-scale victories today! 1.) I woke up without snoozing 2.) I went to a restaurant for a work-lunch and ordere... Read more

  • 04/17/18

    4/17/2018 10:37:44 PM, by RHOOK20047

    Well, Dolly is a bit better. She is walking better so I am feeling a bit better. Mikey is so cute how he is so nice to her. I got the tractor ... Read more

  • 4/16/18

    4/16/2018 9:42:02 PM, by RHOOK20047

    I am tired. Taking care of Dolly has been a job. She is walking a little better today, but still isn't putting much weight on her hind left leg... Read more

  • Start Strong: Start Small

    4/16/2018 8:38:44 PM, by BINARYSTITCH

    The calendar challenges I signed up for are already proving their worth. This morning I woke up and spent 30 minutes doing varied (a.k.a. not bor... Read more

  • 4/15/18

    4/15/2018 10:08:45 PM, by RHOOK20047

    Had a long night and day. Dolly, our 11 year Black Lab, hurt herself yesterday somehow. She has arthritis in her right rear hip and walks a lit... Read more

  • No Excuses, No Extremes

    4/15/2018 8:26:20 AM, by BINARYSTITCH

    My lowest adult weight was 166 lbs in fall 2015. I felt great - I got up at 6 am and drank a glass of water. I grabbed my iPad and did 45 minutes... Read more

  • 4/14/18

    4/14/2018 7:54:24 PM, by RHOOK20047

    Busy Saturday. Got up early for a SVdP training session. I ended up giving the training after all since the lady who was assigned to do it had ... Read more

  • 4/13/18

    4/13/2018 10:02:38 PM, by RHOOK20047

    TGIF...Well it was too windy and my head was stopped up when I got up so I didn't cut grass. I got up and went to Mass hoping to have a talk wit... Read more

  • 4/12/18

    4/12/2018 9:30:45 PM, by RHOOK20047

    Well, Little Maggie is all tuned up and ready for another season. We tuned her up this evening. Battery is still showing a full change and is 1... Read more

  • 4/11/18

    4/11/2018 11:39:51 PM, by RHOOK20047

    Well, I spent a lot of time trying to get things ready for our retreat. A binder is made for each team member, and of course I didn't have all t... Read more

  • 4/10/18

    4/10/2018 10:43:49 PM, by RHOOK20047

    Well, I had a great day until right before supper, I had to reboot my laptop and you know how it says you can choose from Update and shutdown or... Read more

  • 4/9/18

    4/9/2018 9:39:27 PM, by RHOOK20047

    Well, I wore myself out today, starting to clean up the yard after the winter. Gee wiz, I know I did this at the end of fall, but so much to do.... Read more

  • 4/8/18

    4/8/2018 9:39:41 PM, by RHOOK20047

    Well didn't do much today except go to church. Went this morning for Mass, and it was pretty much normal. This afternoon we had a special praye... Read more

  • 4/7/18

    4/7/2018 11:15:04 PM, by RHOOK20047

    Well day started great with our Prayer Breakfast at church. I was giving a presentation on what the Resurrection means to us. I was a bit hesit... Read more

  • 4/6/18

    4/6/2018 10:14:31 PM, by RHOOK20047

    Got my first unemployment check! Doesn't replace a paycheck but at least it is something. Got one room's carpet steam cleaned today. We bought... Read more

  • 4/5/18

    4/5/2018 11:13:57 PM, by RHOOK20047

    Well, it is a month since I lost my job, and the prospects are not plentiful. Not many jobs in my field open. I spent the day indoors, as I don... Read more

  • 4/3/18

    4/3/2018 11:08:19 PM, by RHOOK20047

    Well we hit a high of 75 at 2:15 p.m. and currently it is now 31 going down to 25 tonight. I literally wore three different coats today! Had a... Read more

  • 4/2/18

    4/2/2018 10:54:14 PM, by RHOOK20047

    Well, another boring day. Sorry, this rain and cold has my spirits down. And my knees are really hurting. I have had to resort to carrying the... Read more

  • 3/31/18

    3/31/2018 9:52:02 PM, by RHOOK20047

    Gee, the weather never disappoints. Tomorrow they are calling for snow showers! I am glad outside of church, we aren't doing anything. We real... Read more

  • 3/30/18

    3/30/2018 11:08:34 PM, by RHOOK20047

    Well, my feet aren't quite as bad as they were yesterday, but I had to wear a pair of sandals that were too big last year for church tonight. Wi... Read more

  • 3/29/18

    3/29/2018 9:07:44 PM, by RHOOK20047

    Well, didn't do much today. Don't know what I have, but me feet swelled up today. My son who gets gout attacks don't think that is it, as he sa... Read more

  • A new reality

    3/29/2018 6:20:34 PM, by STLOUISWOMAN

    I'm a realist. I think I was born a realist. I know... Read more

  • 3/28/18

    3/28/2018 8:55:37 PM, by RHOOK20047

    Well another gray and dreary day here! At least no rain, but it is coming back tonight. I made 3 batches of cinnamon apple muffins and gave the... Read more

  • 3/27/18

    3/27/2018 11:12:21 PM, by RHOOK20047

    Sandbagging is not a job for an elderly, person with old joints. I hurt today in places I didn't know I could hurt! So took it easy today. Got... Read more

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