I looked at my personal blog page today and was confronted by an awful realization: I have not posted here in one day short of two years!
I’m sorry. Mi dispiace. Je suis désolé. Es tut mir Leid. прости. ごめんなさい。
The excuses are many, long and varied; however, I will not air them here. Suffice to say that A) there’s not necessarily been anything stupendous to report (that I can remember, anyway…), B) I’ve been busy trying to do a lot of different things and had a lot of distractions, and C) my life has gone a little bit out of control, especially over the last three to four months. (Don’t worry, though—nothing serious or life-threatening here.)
If I can indeed get my act back together, I’ll begin posting again regularly. Or, at least irregularly. Perhaps I’ll even make regular blog posting part of the remedy for my dissipation and a mechanism for accountability.
Sorry for the wait, and thanks for you patience—if anyone’s still out there who’s actually following/reading!
Wow—a month has gone by since my last post. I’ve had a few outside things to deal with that have precluded my being active here, but I should be back on track shortly. In fact, I will probably do a bit of housecleaning, rearranging and a refresh of my blog to prepare for future undertakings…
In the meantime, I have been continuing with my efforts at weight loss and getting back in shape. During my daily walks, I’ve taken up running—yes, running, even with bad knees—during at least part of the time, and I’ve also gotten back into the gym to lift weights. That and my already established diet/exercise habits have now lead to:
Earned May 23, 2013 at a weight of 165.5 pounds.
This morning, I broke through the 170-pound barrier for the first time in more than 10 years: I weighed 169.9 pounds.
I was only slightly ahead of my prediction of early- to mid-May, so I’m proud of myself. My crazy goal of 160 Pounds is now almost frighteningly within reach. According to the “official” Fitbit projections, that should come around mid-July; but if my track record so far is any indication, it’ll be more like mid-June.
How LOW can I go…
Earned on 25 April 2013 at a weight of 170.6 pounds.
So here’s how I’m doing on my diet and exercise plan. I could now wrestle at 172 (though I’d definitely get flattened)! I’m rather proud of myself–I haven’t been this light in a decade, and there are just 10 pounds to go before I reach my original goal… 🙂
Numbers, numbers, numbers—a subject I generally loathe…
But these numbers have particular significance for me at the moment: The first set is how long I have until my half-century birthday;
The second number is how much I weighed when I stepped on the scale this morning!
Read on if you care to share my thoughts and excitement…
For me, this is big news…
That’s what I weighed when I stepped on the scale this morning. It’s the first time I’ve weighed under 190 since January 2010. This means that my initial baby-steps back to proper diet and fitness are paying off. It means I lost 3.7 pounds this past week. If I could only keep it up until my birthday April 7th, then that would really be something.
Now it’s time to quicken my pace, lengthen my stride as it were–no more baby-steps. I need to start actually working out again and stop being reticent–or is it just lazy.
I’m thinking about writing up a longish post about what’s going on with me right now which will explain some of my rationale for this–what I’m calling my Mid-life Recalibration. I’m feeling pretty good about it all…
I’ve never really been much of a New Year’s Resolution kind of guy. In fact, over the years I’ve become less and less goal oriented in general, other than for accomplishing a specific task.
Even still, I do have a habit of making up short lists of things I’d like to accomplish during the year–let’s see how I did for 2012 and what I have in mind for 2013…