Category Archives: Couch Potatoism

I Will Not Rest Until I Lose 14 Pounds!

I have really let myself go. I sit too much. Snack too much. And, I don’t get enough exercise. This has been going on for the last 6 months or so – but, it’s gotten much worse lately. And, now, … Continue reading

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Ready To Crawl Up From Rock Bottom

On June 21, 2006, I attended my first Weight Watchers meeting. At that time, I weighed 232.4 pounds. (That was better than the 242 pounds that I weighed on April 21, 2003. But, I was still a tub of goo, … Continue reading

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Wednesday Weight – 5/1/13

Last Wednesday, my weight was 174 pounds. And, today, it is 175.2 pounds. I am not surprised that it’s up a little. It was my son’s birthday this past weekend and I ate too much crap at his party. I … Continue reading

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The Impact Of Watching TV On Your Life Clock

“Every single hour of television watched after the age of 25 reduces the viewer’s life expectancy by 21.8 minutes.” – source. Crap. Using that math, I have pissed away 7 months off my life sitting in front of the boob … Continue reading

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On The Edge Of One Week With No Exercise

Thursday night, I was a mess.  All the work stress of the week caught up with me and I was a puddle of a person by the end of the day.  So, I did not go for a run, as … Continue reading

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Getting Fat On Superstorm Sandy

Since 2 PM yesterday, we’ve been housebound due to Sandy.  And, we’ll probably be stuck in the house for at least another day.  (Luckily, up to now, we have not lost power.  But, I suspect it’s coming soon the way … Continue reading

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Why Am I Tired All The Time?

Lately, I cannot manage to stay awake past 9:45 PM most evenings.  It seems that every night, I am falling asleep in front of the TV and my wife has to wake me up at ten and tell me to … Continue reading

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Sitting Too Much May Lead To Chronic Kidney Disease

Via Newsday – Sitting for extended periods daily can lead to chronic kidney disease, according to medical investigators who examined how the cumulative effects of remaining seated can carry long-term risks. The new research by a team of British investigators … Continue reading

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The Dirty Dozen Days Of Nada

It’s been 12 days since I “formally” had any exercise. Granted, I did a ton of walking while we were on vacation down in Baltimore.  But, that was only for three days.  And, I did “workout” with my son – … Continue reading

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What The Heck Is Wrong With Me?

I don’t know what’s wrong with me? I am tired, stressed, light-headed, irritable, lethargic, depressed, confused and I cannot stop overeating. I am not sleeping well. I have no drive to do the things that I need to get done … Continue reading

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Lazy & Painful Bones

The last three days, I have been a mush. Tuesday night, after work, I watched the MLB All-Star game with my kid and vegged on the couch.  Yesterday, I intended on hitting the gym.  But, I could not get there … Continue reading

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Needing To Get That Exercise Passion Back Again

The last four days have been a workout disaster for me. On Monday, I had a hell of a commute into the office – followed by a not so great commute home after a tiring day at work. By the time … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 1.0 – Cycle 4 – Day 13

It’s been a rough last three days or so. Thursday night, I hurt my back at my son’s Little League game.  It was pretty bad. The next day, Friday, it was better.  I had to work all day and then, … Continue reading

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Lacking The Will To Exercise

So much for my plan to get back on the exercise horse. I either have the world’s worst hay fever now or the onset of a cold.  Either way, my throat is on fire, my head hurts, and I am … Continue reading

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Wanted: Fitness Guy Reanimation

Three days ago, I shared that I need to get my rear into gear and get back to the gym. So, what happened?  Yesterday and the day before, I planned on going to the gym and doing a full-body workout.  … Continue reading

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2011 Personal Fitness Goal Report Card [Update]

I’ve really been slacking in the exercise department. I’m not close to the effort/pace that I had over the first two months of this year. On the positive-side, I’ve been eating well, making smart food choices, and maintaining my healthy … Continue reading

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Blah

I’ve got no steam today. Been like that for a few days now. All I want to do is sleep. I have not been exercising regularly. And, while I’ve been pretty good with my food choices and portion control, I’ve … Continue reading

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Even Captain America Has His Gym Slacker Moments

I saw this last weekend in a USA Today interview with Chris Evans regarding his new movie Captain America: The First Avenger which comes out on July 22nd: [Chris] Evans on getting in (and out of shape):”As soon as we … Continue reading

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Personal Lack Of Exercise Lament

I am in such a bad place these days when it comes to improving on my fitness levels. It’s been a week since I last went for a run. Worse, last night, I had the perfect chance to go for … Continue reading

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National Unplugging Day 2011

Here’s more on this via PC World – Hey, you! Put that smartphone down! Back away from that iPad! Switch off your laptop, and stop Tweeting! It’s almost time for the Second Annual National Day of Unplugging. After all, even … Continue reading

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Not Ready For Some Fattening Football

From 1978 to 1992, I was really into the NFL football thing – and a pretty rabid New York (or should I say New Jersey) Giants fan. I watched the games every week and sweated out the big ones. But, after … Continue reading

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