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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! ... 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
"Staycation" Day 2
Tuesday, July 03, 2012      2 comments

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
Monday, July 02, 2012      2 comments

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!
Tuesday, June 26, 2012      5 comments

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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