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It snowed here this morning too.. a whole half an inch!!  Of course, the town is mostly shut down.  Now it's raining and hopefully not turning to ice.  Oy vey!

I'm WAY more worried about ice tomorrow but fortunately Hobbes (our Subaru) is fairly sure footed :)

 

Stay strong brother!  YOU GOT THE DRINK QUEST!

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Awesome job running outside in unpleasent weather. I can't stand the thought of running when it's cold or dumping stuff which is odd considering I walk in the cold and such all the time.

 

Awesome day 1 and start to day 2!!

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"Why do we fall sir? So that we can learn to pick ourselves up." Alfred - Batman Begins

 

 

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I love the interwebs!

 

NSFW and DARK Power Rangers 

 

 

Enjoy :)

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So yesterday's final water tally was 27 cups ... maybe I'm over hydrating ...   :blink:

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Day 3 / 2015-02-25

Georgia is gearing up for a snow storm which may or may not occur ... I love living in a state that lives in fear of weather.

Who knows fear better than Darth Vader! 

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Quest 1 - Keep up the Mileage

Got in 0.51 miles before came and another 1.97 during camp. With my 10K on Sunday looks like I'm in good shape! 

 

Camp was an "adventure" style workout. We were broken into three teams and while one team member ran to one of various points in the park to retrieve a cone the rest of the team did core work ... yeah after doing kettle bells Monday night my obliques are hurting. 

9.6/15 

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Quest 2 - Reduce the Booze

I did have a sip of wine that my wife was having as it was an '08 Cab from our first trip to Napa, it was lovely

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Quest 3 - Drink more water

27 cups yesterday and 9 cups so far to day. Having a 3 cup jug which I drink from might be a problem 

51/112 

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Life quest - Socialize with other Photogs!

Sadly last night's meet up was canceled ... :( I did wander around and take some snaps which I'll post later today/tonight.

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Dang, you are going to turn into a water-person, KILLING that quest!  I have not been drinking as much water as I should this week, shame on me... ;-;  I need a 3 cup jug to keep at my desk!!

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i am not waiting for a hero.  i saved myself long ago.

Level 50 Bardic Time-Mage; of the Furious Heart

STR.55  DEX.43 STA.48 CON.51 WIS.53 CHA.65

"Well...in the end, it boils down to two simple choices. Either you do or you don't.

You'd think with all the problems in this world, there'd be more answers. It's not fair...
...But that's the way things are. The choice is yours."

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Dang, you are going to turn into a water-person, KILLING that quest!  I have not been drinking as much water as I should this week, shame on me... ;-;  I need a 3 cup jug to keep at my desk!!

 

Got mine from my FLRS (friendly local running shop) but REI or even Target carries 'em. 

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Day 4 / 2015-02-26

Snow ? What snow ? We got some sleet and icy rain but I saw NO snow ... oh well ... can I go to the beach now?

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photo circa 2009 when i was ~300lbs  X_x

 

Quest 1 - Keep up the Mileage

Got in 2.03 before TRX this morning!  Today's TRX was Duck-duck-goose-15-10. We had 3 folks so 2 people did an exercise for 15 reps against the goose who was doing a different exercise for 10 reps. The goose always won but we all had good fun!

11.63/15 

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Quest 2 - Reduce the Booze

I had 1/2 a glass of tasty barley wine - Jekyll Brewing's Off the Grid - so strike 1! 

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Quest 3 - Drink more water

So yesterday I had 27 cups of water 

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Life quest - Socialize with other Photogs!

No photo work last night, nor any gatherings ... need to make this happen!

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Dang, you are going to turn into a water-person, KILLING that quest!  I have not been drinking as much water as I should this week, shame on me... ;-;  I need a 3 cup jug to keep at my desk!! 

Got mine from my FLRS (friendly local running shop) but REI or even Target carries 'em. 

 

I carry a 1L CamelBak eddy with me pretty much all the time. I got mine from REI because it's close. I also have a 24oz one but found I had to refill it way too often.

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"Why do we fall sir? So that we can learn to pick ourselves up." Alfred - Batman Begins

 

 

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Beeeeach... augh, I am seriously dreaming of the day that it's warm enough for me to hop in my car and go to the beach and just sit on the sand with the sun warm on my face...............................

i am not waiting for a hero.  i saved myself long ago.

Level 50 Bardic Time-Mage; of the Furious Heart

STR.55  DEX.43 STA.48 CON.51 WIS.53 CHA.65

"Well...in the end, it boils down to two simple choices. Either you do or you don't.

You'd think with all the problems in this world, there'd be more answers. It's not fair...
...But that's the way things are. The choice is yours."

» visit me @ my BATTLE LOG~

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What, you're still kicking around here? Guess I'll follow another old-timer... :tongue:

 

 

Quest 2 - Reduce the Booze (+2STA +2CON)

 

This I COMPLETELY failed at eliminating booze last time around.

So with that knowledge I'm going to set more realistic goals!

 

Nice job learning from the past! Decreasing first often beats out cutting out entirely.

 

Day 2 / 2015-02-24

Today's update has been brought to your by french toast weather (aka snow) in Georgia

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It's an old photo but I love my wife's smile!

 

 

Adorable photo. Living in Massachusetts I am usually the first to be all "it sounds silly, but they only have like 2 plows for a city of 1.2 million people" or something understanding like that. After this winter (really, this past month) I don't care.

 

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That is my girlfriend shoveling snow. That pile that is 8-9 feet high is the only place to put it.

 

Day 4 / 2015-02-25

Snow ? What snow ? We got some sleet and icy rain but I saw NO snow ... oh well ... can I go to the beach now?

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photo circa 2009 when i was ~300lbs  X_x

 

 

Dude awesome photo for comparison's sake! I want beach, please.

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I am what I do.

 

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I'm still kicken like a chicken or something along those lines. I'll respond better when not on my phone

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Hey S. Sorry about the photo meetup cancelling. Pretty proud of you for going out anyway. Not that you need my pride, but...well you know... Way to go!

 

That is a lot of agua, are you feeling okay with that much?

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What, you're still kicking around here? Guess I'll follow another old-timer...  :tongue:

No school like the old school for us old fools ... wait a second ...

 

Adorable photo. Living in Massachusetts I am usually the first to be all "it sounds silly, but they only have like 2 plows for a city of 1.2 million people" or something understanding like that. After this winter (really, this past month) I don't care.

We just don't get THAT much snow ... the issue last year was the fact that everyone left at the same time which turned things into a complete cluster!

 

 

Dude awesome photo for comparison's sake! I want beach, please.

Me too ... sadly it isn't happening today.... or tomorrow ... until April I think.

 

 

That is a lot of agua, are you feeling okay with that much?

Strangely it's just what I drink during my day ... crazy as that sounds!

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I like your challenge. I have been working on keeping my beer intake down overall. Why does so much of it have to be so good? I started buying my beer at a specialty shop instead of the case store. Pennsylvania is a pain about booze. So I started buying single bottles of a beer rather than a 6er or case. Then I still got to drink it but I wasn't waist deep in beer. It helped removed a lot of the temptation. I always seemed to order one more in a bar. Go figure?

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I like your challenge. I have been working on keeping my beer intake down overall. Why does so much of it have to be so good? I started buying my beer at a specialty shop instead of the case store. Pennsylvania is a pain about booze. So I started buying single bottles of a beer rather than a 6er or case. Then I still got to drink it but I wasn't waist deep in beer. It helped removed a lot of the temptation. I always seemed to order one more in a bar. Go figure?

thanks! The booze is the toughest part of this challenge it would seem. My wife and I both enjoy wine and beer (usually 7%+ beer) so staying away from it in our house can be difficult. Won't help that we've got a friend who's brewing us some W00Tstout currently which means we'll have 3-4 gallons of the stuff ... oh the fun :)

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I love the coast line of the beach you're on. And I like your flair that's like, "here I am!"  :panda:

That is China Beach, San Francisco ..  if memory serves that was the second time I'd been to SFO and the first time to that beach. Pretty sure that the wife took that photo too :)

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Day 5 / 2015-02-27

Thinking of spring ...

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Me circa 2010 ... egads look at those moobs and chipmunk cheeks! 

 

Quest 1 - Keep up the Mileage

Went to boot camp today expecting a long run but got a different work out which netted me 1 mile. 

12.63/15 

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Quest 2 - Reduce the Booze

Nothing last night, so yay me!

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Quest 3 - Drink more water

22 cups of water yesterday ... so slack!

100/112 

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Life quest - Socialize with other Photogs!

Nothing ... I'm a punk ... ugh X_x

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Progress pictures, that's what they are!! :D

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i am not waiting for a hero.  i saved myself long ago.

Level 50 Bardic Time-Mage; of the Furious Heart

STR.55  DEX.43 STA.48 CON.51 WIS.53 CHA.65

"Well...in the end, it boils down to two simple choices. Either you do or you don't.

You'd think with all the problems in this world, there'd be more answers. It's not fair...
...But that's the way things are. The choice is yours."

» visit me @ my BATTLE LOG~

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Progress pictures, that's what they are!! :D

In 2010 and 2011 I did 365 projects ...  which is ironic as those were the years when I was at my heaviest ... but SURE we'll call 'em progress photos ;)

 

Here's the best progress photo set I've got ... this is me from 2008 to 2013. 

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Quite a dramatic change!

So... Race coming up this weekend, right? Go get 'em!

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Quite a dramatic change!

So... Race coming up this weekend, right? Go get 'em!

from 300 to 210 yeah HUGE change

Running a 10K on Sunday wahoo

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Day 6-7 / 2015-02-28/03-01

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My Project 52 shot for the week.

March has a "water" theme ... should be nifty

 

Quest 1 - Keep up the Mileage

No running yesterday due to my race today.

So I did the inTown 10K this morning that's another 6.2 miles to my weekly mileage.

 

Oh and it was a 10K PR for me at 55m22s! This beating my old PR by over 2 minutes! 

18.83/15 

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Quest 2 - Reduce the Booze

Between happy hour friday and thanksgiving in Feburary yesterday ... I've failed this quest for this week.

 

Here's to next week!

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Quest 3 - Drink more water

19 glasses on Friday and 23 yesterday ... currently at 9 today. Yeah definitely hydrating

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Life quest - Socialize with other Photogs!

Nothing ... did get my Week8 Project 52 edited today though! (see above!)

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