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Sadness in Boston
Tuesday, April 16, 2013      13 comments

I had just gotten off of a conference call yesterday afternoon when my wife broke the sad news to me about the bombing at the Boston Marathon. While not the same size and scope as the 9/11 tragedy, a lot of those same feelings from nearly 12 ye... Read more
OOPS! Forgot the hat...
Monday, April 08, 2013      11 comments

I was so excited to get outside yesterday and do yard work (it was sunny and in the 60's -- PREFECT yard work kind of day!), that I forgot to wear a hat! A year ago, there was hair on my head (granted, not too much!), now there is none! And th... Read more
Wednesday, April 03, 2013      7 comments

Today marks 3 years since our first male greyhound, Gator, crossed the rainbow bridge. Thankfully the pain of losing him has gotten easier as the time has passed, and we know that he is truly having a better and pain free life. I sometimes hav... Read more
Another Running Milestone
Sunday, March 24, 2013      9 comments

So with now being able to consistently run 5K distance in under 30 minutes, one of my goal for 2013 is to compete in a 10K race. But as I did with the 5K distance, I wanted to set a time goal before I started looking for a race. My goal = under... Read more
GREAT Vitals
Tuesday, March 19, 2013      6 comments

Nothing like some GREAT vitals to put a smile on my face: 1) Weigh-in at my WLS's office this morning: UNDER GOAL!! (178) 2) Blood donation last Saturday: - Non-fasting blood sugar: 101! - Blood Pressure: 108/64! ... Read more
Amazing what a good night's rest will do...
Tuesday, March 12, 2013      7 comments

- Monday, March 11 (day after daylight savings time change): sluggish, blah, etc. Strength training workout helped a little, but still did not feel too great. - Tuesday, March 12: Up at 5AM! Off to Y and ran 4 miles! FEEL GREAT!! ... Read more
Day 2 of "normal"...
Friday, February 22, 2013      10 comments

As I crawled out of bed this morning, I knew I wanted to face the scale and see if somehow I had dreamed that my weight has gotten into the BMI "normal" range. On top of that, my DW and I went out for a celebratory dinner last night at one of t... Read more
Thursday, February 21, 2013      17 comments

I did it! Took 513 days to get there, but I am finally in the "normal" range on the BMI scale! This was my goal when I had my WLS back in September of 2011 -- to get to "normal"! May not be normal in other ways, but at least I am on this ... Read more
Eventful last 24 hours...
Wednesday, February 20, 2013      7 comments

No shortage of interesting events over the past 24 hours: - Of course all the "normal" stuff that fills up a Tuesday and Wednesday AM -- meals, workout (a great run yesterday at the Y -- 28:18 5K / 37:03 4 mile times), and bowling last even... Read more
Up early...
Tuesday, February 19, 2013      0 comments

Early rise this morning -- 0430!! My DW is taking my FIL to Baltimore for a medical test at UMMC. A test called an Enterscopy. Long day for them, but since I was up, took advantage and got through the newspapers early, then mapped out our ho... Read more
Taxes done!!
Monday, February 18, 2013      5 comments

Submitted both ours and my dad's last evening - earliest EVER! That feels good! emoticon... Read more
The love/hate relationship with the scale!
Saturday, February 16, 2013      10 comments

I'm sure I am not the only one who feels this way, but there are times that either I wish I could "choke" our bathroom scale (assuming it has a throat to choke!), and give it a BIG hug! I had such a situation in the past few days.... Thurs... Read more
Weekend Highlights
Monday, February 04, 2013      5 comments

Where do these weekends go?? Well, I guess it is better than the alternatives! So, here's the highlights of my busy and fast weekend: Saturday: - Ran my first cold weather 5K race, and boy was it cold! 30'ish at the start of the rac... Read more
Wednesday Musings
Wednesday, January 30, 2013      9 comments

Some random events going on in my life: - Hit a low water mark on the scale this morning -- 180.2! Exactly 86 pounds lost now, and just a scant 1.2 pounds more to go to hit my target and officially "be normal" on the BMI scale! Can't spea... Read more
A small step back....
Friday, January 18, 2013      13 comments

Went to see my PCP today, and I was hoping that my hemoglobin A1C blood test was finally going to be in the "normal" range (5.6% or less). My last test in October was at 5.7, so I was THAT close! Unfortunately, not only had it not gone d... Read more

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