Sunday, June 1, 2014

A few changes, but not enough......

I have made some changes, like resisting some treats here and there, but it's not enough.  I do have to say though, how friggin' awesome am I that I went to the Cheesecake Factory with some co-workers last week and DIDN'T GET ANY CHEESECAKE.  If you know me, you know that is HUGE!!!

Anyway......I really would like to get some adjustable dumbbells to start doing some work at home.  I've gotten my legs in pretty decent shape from the increased amount of walking over the past 18 or so months, but my arms and shoulders are simply pathetic.  Laptop is at 10%..... =(

Monday, May 26, 2014

Making some changes

I'm 37 years old, 6'1" tall and weigh approximately 370 pounds.  I know that sounds like a lot (and it is), but it's not the biggest I've been.  I was at my highest around the summer of 2012, when I weighed approximately 425 pounds. 

In late 2012, I started taking the train to work and walking from the train station to work.  That, coupled with some dietary changes, helped me bring myself down to 355 by July of 2013.  I plateaued at that weight, and lost discipline through the Fall/Winter of 2013/2014.  As stated above, I'm around 370 now, and I'm going to make some changes.

My wife, after having a bit of a health scare back in the summer of 2012, went on a low-carb diet and lost a lot of weight.  I have fluctuated in my efforts to do the same since then, being torn between a good health plan and making my coffee taste the way I like it (I like my sugar with coffee and cream).  I am going to do my best to really cut the carbs going forward.

I really need to do this for myself, my wife, and my kids.  Not only do I want to make sure I'm there for them as long as possible, I also want to be a good example. 

Wish me luck......

Starting it up again.....

Well it's only been 3.5 years since my last blog entry.  I had planned to blog as an outlet for my funny and random thoughts, and to capture random learnings/inspirations/frustrations of raising 2 kids in today's world.

Well having those 2 kids has been an easy excuse for not getting on here and doing this at the end of the day (when I'm usually tired).

I am going to make a real effort to get on here going forward.  I like the idea of talking about everything, getting my feelings out there (mainly for my own personal reflection in the future).

Thursday, December 30, 2010

First post on my blog

Well this is my first stab at a blog.  I'm sure my posts will become more thought provoking the more that I do this, but for now........

Random thought: Why do adults prefer crunchy cheetos, and kids prefer puffy cheetos?