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  • Birthday 04/15/1972

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  1. I mean, the place was really clean, the pool was nice, the free weight area was two rooms and there was 1 person in each room. Some of the squat racks looked brand new. And there were some nice studios they were doing group classes in. So, they’ve taken care of the space really well. Just a lot of yellow, brown and orange color palette and patterns that looked like last century. The nice thing is a membership there is valid at all 7 Y’s in the county. Some are too far away for our us, but there is another one just a little farther away that was built about 5 years ago. This one was initially b
  2. I think that is Einstein's less quoted but even more true, 2nd theory of relativity. I toured the Y yesterday. Other than decor that would've fit nicely in the late 1970's, it was a nice place. So, I think I'm going to give it a try. No commitments, so if it doesn't work out, it doesn't work out. But, for $40/month less than I'm currently paying, my whole family could go and my daughter was asking what memberships to my gym cost because she feels she got a little out of shape since last summer and she doesn't want to start lifeguarding this summer feeling weak and playing catch
  3. Wow! Long time no update. Not even visits to the site and other people's threads. My bad. Let's see, how does one condense nearly two weeks into a single update? First, the car is a white 2011 Ford Expedition. A bit of a gas guzzler, but given the number of people it needs to carry and the amount of gear with those people, there aren't many vehicles that size that aren't gas guzzlers without a ton of money for a hybrid truck. Other than that, the car is an awesome fit. Next I've slowly come to grips with the fact that I'm not 20 years old anymore. I had uppe
  4. Such a week! I am tired and yet wide awake at 3 AM. Thank you on-call. Quick synopsis of the week so far before I attempt to go back to bed. Monday - Really good day with great HIIT session, blood donation and accomplished some things at work. Tuesday - Got slammed at work, did not workout and found a car my wife really liked. Wednesday - Busy with work and my son's basketball practice. Oh, yeah, picked up new car making my daughter's year so far because now she can drive the old car. Did not workout, but did take the dog for a long walk. Thursda
  5. I think in large part they are trending lower because there is less and less junk food in the house and at the office. Plus, I've just been eating less overall. Not sure why. Just not eating when I'm not hungry. Plus, that particular reading was a few hours after one hell of a workout. It's true. Most of this week and at the tail end of last week, I've just been not eating if I'm not hungry. The best part is that it hasn't been a conscious decision or a fight to not eat. It just happened. I wasn't hungry and I didn't just grab stuff because it was there or grab something to eat
  6. Okay, so I think I'm finally caught up on your thread. There's a lot to digest in just the first two pages. I don't pretend to know what you've been going through but I do know it is good to have you back on the forums. I really like this statement. Especially the section I've added emphasis to. Well, maybe not the statement itself, but the sense of freedom it seems to convey. Good Lord do you sound like my son. He can recall anything he's seen or heard...provided he can focus long enough. I have been enjoying seeing the updates on Strava and Instagra
  7. LOL! English is my first language and many times I struggle with my wording as well
  8. It's gotten better. My oldest son was in quite a bad place that day and things are getting better with him but its not a one and done kinda thing. Anxiety at age 13 isn't good for anyone. Things are getting better, thanks for asking. In fact, yesterday was such a good day, that last Thursday feels like a bad dream. So, I'm just trying to enjoy what was yesterday and live in the moment. Speaking of yesterday, I had a kickass HIIT workout that almost didn't go to because I didn't sleep well the night before. I was tired all day. But, I got some quick wins at work and s
  9. Not only that, we are under the assumption that we are so precise in our measurements that our calorie counting is an exact science...which it most certainly is not. Slight variation up or down is most certainly happening. The biggest point I think you're making is that too low of calorie consumption is leading to exhaustion and having the opposite of the desired effect in terms of fat loss. Exhaustion and disappointment combined can so easily lead to a negative health spiral that takes days and weeks (or longer if its been going on for a long time) to pull yourself out of.
  10. Yesterday was pretty craptastic with family drama and I will just leave it at that. So, there was not much of anything on the goal list accomplished other than a lot of praying. So, at least that goal's streak is still in tact. Today has been slightly better, but uber stressful. Another hour of HIIT is in the books and I no longer feel stressed and agitated. However, I feel like all I want to do now is go home, crack open a beer and sit on the couch for the next week. The only downside is that I'll have to get up to get another beer. I have gotten some career things don
  11. Diet? That's not a goal this month In truth, it hasn't been great up to this point of the month. Still too much crap (ie. chocolates and whatnot) in the house and people keep bringing them into work, which has been a stressful place lately. Too often, I find myself reaching for something I shouldn't because its there and easy. So, next challenge there will be something diet related. But, for now, I'm just going to try to enjoy this little thing called denial. Wednesday was different. The instructor had 15-15-10-10-5-5 minute sections. Overall same amount of time on
  12. How did it get to be Thursday? Geesh! So far this week I’ve got 1 walk, 1 HIIT session and 1 strength training session. So that’s going okay. Since I do all things digital, I looked for and downloaded a gratitude journal app on my phone. Super easy to use and I thought this would be a great way to do this. Then, after 4 entries, not days, entries it wanted me to sign up for subscription at $10/month. Seemed a bit pricey for what it does. So I’m back to square one with that goal. But, still hitting meditation every day. Which is weird. This may be the longest I have gone
  13. The blog didn’t go so well. I’m actually letting the domain expire. I never thought it was the best domain name, but I wrote 7 articles the first 6 months and got zero hits. That got me discouraged and I didn’t spend any more time on it. So, I decided not to spend anymore money on it.
  14. Totally agree with this. I've spent so much time reading nutritional research over the last 2 years and the results suggest trends and generalities only. It does not apply equally for all people. Which does make sense to me. While we're all human beings we all have different genes and those genes are expressed based on a complicated net of environment, diet, stress, toxin exposure, etc. So, I general certain things seem to play out. However, for a specific person, that generality may be the worst course of action for them. It has made me a firm believer in N=1 experiments and going with what w
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