One Month At A Time

A day late, but not bad, not bad…

Once again, it’s time to check in with my weight loss and fitness efforts. Are there any surprises, this week?


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Wednesday Weigh-In Late edition again

Two weeks have passed since my last weigh-in. Has anything changed? Is everything still the same? Will there be any money-saving recipes?

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Motorcycle Music

My current month’s project has to do with motorcycles and learning to ride. While I’m kicking around how to do that, I’ve been thinking about motorcycle music –or at least songs I think of when I think of motorcycles.

These aren’t necessarily the best songs about motorcycles or the best songs vaguely referencing motorcycles out there, just the ones that come to mind easily.

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Wednesday Weigh-In

It’s time to check in about my weight-loss and fitness projects.

Here’s what it looks like, this week.

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Wednesday Weigh-in (late again)

Following a food-heavy holiday is going to be a downer for almost anybody on a diet.

Invariably, you’re faced with a choice to either stay on diet and enjoy the smug self-loathing or break training, live in the moment, but sort of regret that you’ve lost no more weight.

I decided weeks ago that I wasn’t going to stick narrowly to my usual, daily calorie goals, but was just going to be OK with a little candy, a little pie and with having a meal that wasn’t so tightly scripted.

How’d it go?

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Product Test: Extreme Sport Beans

As an ongoing feature here, as I prepare for the West Virginia Spartan Race in August, I’m testing out some products that may or may not be useful in endurance racing.

To begin, I’ve purchased a bunch of fitness snacks.

These are things that are meant to be consumed while you’re either on the course, running a race, or shortly before you get started. There are a lot of them out there.

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Product testing for the people

As I start getting into longer and longer training sessions or just try to improve what I’m already doing, I’ve been thinking a lot about nutrition.

The serious athletes seem to have meal plans and supplements and stuff to get better results, avoid injury and, for all I know, grant them super powers.

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Wednesday Weigh-In

The progress continues. Happy Easter!

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Belting it out

I’ve kept up with the Kanawha Kordsmen since joining two years ago, but I don’t get to every performance (or even every practice).

I thought about getting this hat and wearing it to the gym, but figured that would just lead to even more awkward conversations.

Year one, I went up to the Barbershop Harmony Society’s Johnny Appleseed District convention in Cleveland, but I didn’t go last year. There was too much going on with me and getting away for the weekend seemed impossible.

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The Road to Spartan

I am becoming more mindful that the Spartan race will be here before I know it.

That’s August 24. It feels real to me, but the fear of the thing hasn’t really set in. I expect it will.

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