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Cue the Proclaimers....
Sunday, December 08, 2019      1 comments

So on July 1 I started logging my miles instead of just recording the time I spent walking.... And I have walked 500 miles... A day at a time,... Read more
Pessimists, optimists, engineers
Saturday, November 30, 2019      2 comments

The PESSIMIST says the glass is half empty. The OPTIMIST says the glass is half full. The ENGINEER says the glass is twice as big as requir... Read more
Busy day so far, hopefully not all day
Saturday, November 02, 2019      2 comments

Finished some deadlines at work and cleared some backlog, so the pace is backing off from "frantic" to its usual pace of "hectic." I'll take whatever progress I can get. Just finished getting the back yard into shape for winter--final trim... Read more
Better today...
Wednesday, October 16, 2019      2 comments

Went to bed early last night & slept straight through... much help. Funny, it's almost as if I don't have as much energy as I did 30 years ago... but it can't be that I'm getting older, I'm not old enough for that.... Anyway, got more done... Read more
Not my best day...
Tuesday, October 15, 2019      1 comments

Not sure why, but my energy level has been shot all day. I got to bed at a decent hour last night, but my fanny's been dragging all day. I've accomplished somewhere between diddly and squat. Realistically, the high-fat lunch probably didn't help... Read more
Odds & ends
Saturday, September 07, 2019      1 comments

So it seems that a late-summer cold is becoming part of my back-to-school ritual. So I've been backing off on my exercise since I just haven't had the energy. Haven't stopped it entirely, mostly because I don't want to break my streak here, but ... Read more
Trying to keep going...
Tuesday, August 20, 2019      3 comments

REALLY went off-plan this morning. Too much carb, too much salt, just too much. Trying to stay on track the rest of the day, and I did my usual weight workout, so there's that, at least. (I'm realizing that while an early-morning walk does me go... Read more
Spending the day getting into (some) jam...
Tuesday, August 06, 2019      2 comments

So I was at the veggie stand getting some pickling cucumbers, and asking about their peaches and whatever else they had. Well, it seems they had a couple of beer flats of bruised, unripe-on-one-side, etc., strawberries, a few peaches, a couple o... Read more
Oh, and a quick update...
Friday, August 02, 2019      2 comments

Quick update on conference weekend: Hotel breakfast bar, they have bacon, and sausage, which I usually don't each much of. Banquet meal for dinner, veggies are delicious, but have definitely been salted. Sunday breakfast w/ bacon again. Stopping... Read more
Keeping the streak going
Friday, August 02, 2019      1 comments

So I had this regional board meeting thingy for work--on the other side of the state. Long drive there, long meeting, long drive back. A couple of minor observations: 1) I'm doing better about avoiding the drive-through on long drives. But... Read more
Conference weekend
Saturday, July 27, 2019      3 comments

Always hard to stick to the plan when traveling, but.... 1) Lunch was provided, large salad w/ chicken breast. Fair enough. 2) No morning or afternoon snacks. 3) Went a little over at dinner, and the ice cream social wasn't strictly ... Read more
Odds & Ends
Wednesday, July 24, 2019      2 comments

1) Personal best time on the long walk this morning. We're getting a break from the heat, the humidity's down, I'm not nearly as drained as usual. It probably won't last--it IS July, after all--but I'm enjoying it while I can. 2) With 107 ... Read more
NSV, Wardrobe Dept
Tuesday, July 16, 2019      4 comments

So my scale came 'unstuck,' dropped several pounds, then bounced right back up... Not sure what's up with that... BUT. Extra-wide walking shoes got here, walked 4 miles yesterday, 6.3 this morning, and no blisters or rubbing anywhere. Life... Read more
Scale came unstuck, woohoo!
Friday, July 12, 2019      4 comments

So just a few days ago I blogged about how the scale was stuck... and it was, I'd once again held steady for 2+ weeks, bouncing up & down in a narrow range. And 3 days later.... Down 7 1/2 pounds. That seems to be my pattern... Lose a few ... Read more
Glad for some NSVs, because the scale is STUCK
Tuesday, July 09, 2019      2 comments

Argh: So my weight is showing a clear pattern... Drop 5 or 6 pounds fairly abruptly, and then stick there for a few weeks, bouncing around in a narrow range, until the next drop. The long-term trend is down, but it's NOT a nice steady straight l... Read more

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