Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Really....almost a month?

It's amazing how quickly life passes by and yet I accomplish nothing. I haven't posted, I haven't worked hard. I haven't changed my eating the way I wanted. It is almost a month since my "reboot" and nothing has been changed. I came back from Florida all fired up on how I was going to change things....why I needed to. I thought I had the motivation locked in. I thought things were going to be so easy.

Well here I am....motivation melted away like a morning mist....nothing implemented. I really do annoy myself. I have no interest in flogging myself too much here but I really do need to come up with a plan so I don't find myself a year from now saying.....really, almost a year.

Friday, October 24, 2014

It starts

I used the 22nd as the "start" of things because it's my youngest daughter's birthday. She seems to be where my health things tend to come from. She busted my chops to get me to "requit" smoking. She was the reason why my wife was on my case to quit in the first place (that whole live until she is an adult thing....so annoying ;-)

Now I am going to try to add her to my reasons for getting back into shape. I am NOT doing it for her. I am NOT trying to get in shape for anyone other than myself. I think that is important. The reason she is another reason is....I want to be able to do things with her while she is still young enough. Her older sisters are moving on with their lives. They don't want to hang out with their old man much anymore....especially the married one. At least with the youngest, I can still ride roller coasters with someone. I am hoping to get down enough so that next season, I can buy a season pass to Six Flags and ride the rides all summer with her.

Don't tell anyone though....it's a surprise.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Zero Hour

It has been a long time since I have written anything of substance here...I admit it. I guess I had given up on a lot of things. At this point, I don't really remember what I have written about before and at this time....I don't feel like rereading everything. It is time for me to start moving on things again. I had a great week last week (not diet wise....life recharging wise) and I know that it is time. I think that the biggest problem for me was to find the motivation to stick to a new weight management lifestyle. I found it. I am sure that I will get to that in due time but I want to decide how to talk about it. The important thing to say now is that I am back. I am beginning again. I am going to kind of ignore what has happened in the past. I don't think I am going to completely rewrite or reset everything....I don't think that is necessary. I am just thinking in terms of a computerized three finger salute. I am pressing CTL-ALT-DEL on this stuff. I am thinking of this as my Zero Hour. In the comics universe, DC wanted to try to deal with the inconsistencies in it's history by resetting everything. That is my plan right now.

In terms of weight....I weighed myself yesterday and it was 397.4 pounds. I am pretty sure that is down from where I was when last I wrote. Regardless, my plan is to redo all counters and goals. I figure I will still have two goals....long term and a short term based on the 10% thing that Weight Watchers did (don't know if they still do....like I said....I am just starting to "reinvent" things and research them). To make math easy, my short term goal is 40 pounds and I am setting my long term goal at 5 times that or 200. That would take me down to 197 which isn't the recommended weight (according to the charts) but I will worry about that when I get there.

What am I doing? How am I doing it? What has caused all of this?

All great questions that will be answered as we move forward on this journey together. Let's save that all for later. For now....glad to be back and I hope people start reading again. If not, oh well....as long as this does for me what I need it to....I'll be happy.

Monday, April 15, 2013

I wonder if this is the same for everyone?

Last week was a study and pass a test work. I didn't have any "work" (ie. no class or setups needed). I really enjoyed that week. I have to work on a setup this week and teach a night class. I really don't want to. I don't want to work. Now I assume that no one really WANTS to work but I wonder who enjoys their job enough that they look forward to it? How many people would continue to work if they won a lottery or for whatever reason didn't need the money? I know I wouldn't. I might do things that some would consider work but I doubt it.

My other thing sticking in my head today is how does someone actually find a "job" that they love so much, it isn't work? One of these days I would love to be one of those people....IF they really exist.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

I always wonder....

am I better off writing ANYTHING just so I can say I wrote something or should I only write when I have something interesting or useful.

These are the things I waste brain power on.