Category Archives: Honesty

Today, I Am 50 – But, Am I Fit?

Three months ago, I set some goals for myself that I wanted to reach by my 50th birthday, today. They were: Lose five pounds and get my weight down to the range of about 172 pounds. Get myself back to … Continue reading

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Pre-Race Fears

In less three hours, the starting gun will fire for my 5K race today. This course is a killer – monster hills.  Last year, I ran it – and it was my first 5K ever – and I did it … Continue reading

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Down In The Dumps & A Mess

In about 113 hours, I will wake up as a 50-year old for the first time. Actually, part of me was looking forward to it.  But, today, I am in a much different place. I am stressed out over some … Continue reading

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23 Days Until I Turn 50

I got on the scale today for the first time in a long time. What a horror! It read 178 pounds. That’s six pounds too many for me. I did go for a 5K run this morning and did the … Continue reading

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*@#! The World Thinks I Look Old

O.K., first, some facts before I get into this story. Today, I am 49.8 years old.  My wife is 43.1 years old.  And, our daughter is 10.2 years old and our son is 8.4 years old.  Got all that? Yesterday, … Continue reading

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Ef’ing French Fries

In the nine days prior to today, I have eaten TEN servings of french fries. When I was away down in Baltimore, I had them with every meal that wasn’t breakfast.  And, yesterday, at a baseball game, my daughter and … 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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Hitting Rock Bottom & Drawing The Line

I have not exercised in the last eight days. And, it seems longer than that. There’s a million reasons why – but, they’re all just excuses at the end of the day. Worse, I have been eating like a pig … Continue reading

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Week 3, Day 4, The 180-Minute Plan

Last night was supposed to be a gym night.  But, I had something to do with my son after work. So, I figured that I would do a 5K run this morning and then hit the gym tonight to try … 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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Is This What Getting Old Means?

I went to the gym this morning after breakfast and before work.  While there, I did four sets each of the following: Bench Press Hammer Strength Rows Hammer Strength Shoulder Press Ab Coaster Hammer Strength Leg Extensions Icarian Leg Curls … 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 28

This cycle has been a failure. It’s been 8 days since I last went to the gym. And, it’s been two weeks since I last went for a run. Pick your excuse: Work, home, hay fever, the weather, etc. My … 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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Starting A New Exercise Pledge To Myself

I think I have now hit rock bottom in terms of feeling like someone who does a good job at exercising on a regular basis.  A month of being a slacker will do that do you. At this point, I … Continue reading

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Body Image: The Mirror Vs. Photographs

John Herrman offers some interesting insight on this topic. If you google around, you’ll see that a lot of people think they look better in the mirror than they do in pictures. And, I’ve been there too. Once in a … Continue reading

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Stopping The Weight Gain While It’s Small

In the past seven weeks, I have gained nearly 2 1/2 pounds.  See the chart below: Date Weight Delta 1/6/12 172.4 — 1/13/12 173.0 0.6 1/20/12 173.6 0.6 1/27/12 174.8 1.2 2/1/12 175.4 0.6 2/10/12 173.6 -1.8 2/18/12 174.4 0.8 … Continue reading

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Need To Pull A Big Number

Here are my last four “weigh-in’” weight changes at Weight Watchers: January 13th:  +0.6 lbs Jaunaury 20th:  +0.6 lbs January 27th: +1.2lbs February 1st: +0.6 lbs That’s a total increase of 3 pounds over a span of 3 1/2 weeks.  … Continue reading

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5 Years Of “Lifetime” At Weight Watchers…And I Don’t Know?

Today is the 5-year anniversary of when I made “lifetime” status at Weight Watchers. And, I have “maintained” during these five years. But, I have also added a few pounds during that time – mostly lately – as well. I … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 2.0 – Cycle 1 – Day 27

Today was a failure. I had the best intentions.  I was going to run after work and before dinner.  And, I wanted to push myself.  Tonight was the run where I was going to reach 5 miles for the first … Continue reading

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Holiday Eater’s Remorse

The last two days have been rough. Both days, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, I started out well – eating my usual breakfast of oatmeal, fruit and a decaf tea. However, from there, I was completely off my normal routine. … Continue reading

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Diet Coke Dilemma

Earlier this year, I gave up drinking Diet Coke – and went seven months without having one. However, over the last few weeks, I’ve slipped back into the habit of having one a day, on weekdays, where I grab a … Continue reading

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Scale Horror

Most days, I weigh myself after breakfast on the bathroom scale.  And, my magic number (or target weight) for that time of the day is 170 pounds – give or take a pound.  If I am around that mark, I’m … Continue reading

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Diet Apathy

For the last four days, I have been over-eating. It started with dinner on Friday night. And, that was repeated on Saturday evening. Yesterday, I over-ate at breakfast – and somewhat at dinner. And, today, I over-ate at breakfast again. … Continue reading

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Drawing The Line On Mindless Snacking – Albeit Healthy Snacking

I’ve had it. I got on the scale this morning and I am around four to five pounds heavier than I like to be – at this time of the day.  Yes, I just got back from a Disney vacation, … Continue reading

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