Friday, March 28, 2008


I feel really old this morning. Mostly, it's the aftereffects of the tree chopping ordeal of a couple of days ago...but I'm also wondering if it might be from pushing too hard too fast. I have a tendency to ignore the limits of my body in trying to attain what my mind wants. It's probably a male ego thing. We are wired to do things, accomplish things, get 'r done. I have to remind myself constantly to be patient. No quick fixes. No fast solutions.

But I want it all.

And I want it now.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008


The time had finally come. The accused was judge guilty and by decree from the great and powerful Vicki...condemned to be struck down from her holy gaze. The blade was raised high, glinting in the morning sun, then brought down with a powerful and decisive blow.

And again.

and again and again and again and again and again and again.....

One hour later...."sunuvabitch, where's my damn power saw!"

Finally, with the waning sun, the mighty tree creaked and began it's slow decent to the dirt from which it sprang. Landing right on top of my fence and into my neighbor's back yard.


really great workout though

Sunday, March 23, 2008



This is the end of the half-way mark of the challenge.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008


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Bodyfat sucks. It wasn't a problem when I was young. I was svelte and thin, downright scrawny actually. I ate like a horse. Sneered at diets and people who were on them. I didn't see the point in watching calories or fat. I tried at times to actually gain weight....but never put on an ounce.

Then one fine morning I took a look at myself in the mirror. WTF!!!!

I ain't a David anymore. I kinda look like my Dad. Jeeze...nobody told me that I'd wind up being fat if I kept eating like there was no tomorrow and avoided exercise with passion.

I guess I'm looking to see myself some morning in the mirror and find it all magically gone. Slow process. Real slow.

Monday, March 17, 2008



crap, crap, crap, and more crap

I'm depressed today. The scales that I've been using were pretty old and a bit unreliable. So...I moseyed over to the store and bought another. It's a good one. Very accurate. Today I weight 213.6 lbs with 37% body fat.


I don't know if I gained weight last week or if my old scale was just measuring low.

Either way, it sucks.

Monday, March 10, 2008


One month! Here are the results so far: 211.5 lbs 35.5% bodyfat.

That's a drop of 13.5 lbs, which is a bit more than my goal of three pounds a week. My bodyfat percentage is still way high but dropped from the 40 I started with.

Overall, I'm pleased.

but I need to work on that bodyfat.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008


Well...dangitall...I gained some weight. Not much, about three pounds up from last week to 214. I'm really not all that surprised since most of my weight loss had been due to not eating much and not keeping what I did eat down. I figured that once I started eating properly again I would put on a few pounds. The good news is, my bodyfat percentage is down to 36.5.

So I must be doing something right.

I'm looking at some kettlebells to spice up my workouts with. I haven't decided what sizes to get though. I don't want to get some that are so light that they won't do any good...and I don't want some so heavy that I won't use them since that wouldn't be much good either. I might try and get ahold of Terry and see if he has any suggestions.