ANOTHER Apology—Three Years After the Last One

My, how time flies when you give in to distraction…

I have neglected this blog for far too long. To be honest, I initially wasn’t sure if there was any point in still keeping it active or even trying to revive it. But in the end, so much has happened and I have so much to talk about—plus a potentially interesting new project for which this blog may be useful.

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WOW—Just, wow…

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!


New Feature: Writing — I’ve decided to begin sharing some of my writing with the world. There’s a new menu item above—conveniently entitled “writing”—to take you there, or click here. I’ll post new pieces directly to my blog on the 1st and 15th of each month, and also link them on the writing pages. — Do feel free to comment by clicking the “Leave a Reply” link at the bottom of any post (NB: I do moderate the comments).

A Brief Status Report…

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 165.6 pounds.

Earned May 23, 2013 at a weight of 165.5 pounds.

Yay me–again!

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…

Yay me!


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… 🙂

And the Results are in:


And the Results are in:

I had my annual physical this morning, and the official scale at the doctor’s office put me at 178 pounds. Exactly one year ago on this same date 2012, I weighed 204 pounds. This, of course, means I’ve lost 26 pounds! Most of that since January.

My doctor was effusive with his compliments and I have to say I’m quite proud of myself. Now I just need to keep it going—only 18 pounds ’til I hit my goal…