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Day 161 - Mother's Day T-1
Sunday, May 10, 2015      13 comments

We had a great day today. I went through a lot of my dad's paperwork, including looking over the final papers for my grandfather's estate (he died in December 1971 when I was 14). It was fun to relive old memories and see drawings my Dad did whe... Read more
Day 160 - Celebrating Mom
Friday, May 08, 2015      9 comments

My folks are driving up from Sacramento this morning to spend the weekend with us up at the lake. We've got a relaxing weekend planned, with brunch on Sunday at a restaurant up in the Highlands overlooking the lake to celebrate Mother's Day. I'm... Read more
Day 159 - Revealing Myself, Part V
Thursday, May 07, 2015      13 comments

It has been a couple months since I posted some photos of my progress. I thought now that I've reached my goal weight, it was time to post some new ones. There wasn't much of a change between March and April to post new photos. So here goes... ... Read more
Day 158 - Weighing In
Wednesday, May 06, 2015      11 comments

I weighed myself this morning. No change - gain or loss - this week. That's a good feeling, because I've definitely been right at the top of my calorie range the past few days. It gives me some idea of how I need to manage my food intake and exe... Read more
Day 157 - Document Signing
Tuesday, May 05, 2015      9 comments

Today we signed all the paperwork on the sale of our house. The buyers signed their documents yesterday, and all the funds are at the escrow agent, so we should be able to close on the house tomorrow or Thursday. It will be great to have that it... Read more
Day 156 - Late Gratitude
Tuesday, May 05, 2015      5 comments

I didn't have time for my normal gratitude post yesterday, so here's a day-late version. Last week I was thankful for: ...the boss of our buyer, who stepped in at the last minute with a quick loan to help us close on the sale of the house. ... Read more
Day 155 - Friendships
Monday, May 04, 2015      9 comments

Short blog post today. We went hiking with our friends Shawn and Venetia this morning, then showered and drove to the Richmond Park Bar and Grill for lunch. If was a lot of fun, but I overdid the food. I tried to make up for it tonight but ther... Read more
Day 154 - One Year Later
Saturday, May 02, 2015      15 comments

emoticon A year ago today, an unfortunate accident changed my life. I was riding my bicycle to work (May is... Read more
Day 153 - Featured Again!
Friday, May 01, 2015      7 comments

I don't know how the folks who are regularly "featured blog post award" winners handle the sudden burst of fame. I get overwhelmed by all the comments and the positive energy that just comes over in big waves. It's wonderful and awesome, but I'm... Read more
Day 152 - Humility
Friday, May 01, 2015      7 comments

It is both gratifying and humbling to receive all your congratulations for my big milestones. I can't thank you enough. I know I need to keep the momentum, and having you by my side males the journey worthwhile. I had a very light eating d... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Day 151 - Goooooooooooooooooooaaaaaallllllll!!!!!!!!
Thursday, April 30, 2015      198 comments

I really didn't expect to be writing this right after celebrating my 150-day milestone. Wednesday is weigh-in day. I don't always remember to do it, but this morning, I did. I REACHED MY GOAL WEIGHT!!! It's hard to believe that 173 po... Read more
Day 150 - Big Shout Out!
Wednesday, April 29, 2015      10 comments

I have logged into SP and exercised for at least 10 minutes every day for the past 150 days! That's nearly 5 months!!! If I hadn't missed a day or two around Thanksgiving, it would be longer, but I'm still proud of the accomplishment. I'm defini... Read more
Day 149 - Driving While Thinking
Monday, April 27, 2015      10 comments

I had to drive up to a client site today because the construction guys were missing a part that was here at the office. It gave me some time to think on the drive up and back (about an hour and a half, total). The drive has beautiful scenery (it... Read more
Day 148 - Sunday Thanks
Sunday, April 26, 2015      9 comments

It's time for my weekly recap of the things that I'm grateful for, that brought me joy or learning. I'm thankful for... ...new friends that came over last night for drinks and dinner. There is so much joy in getting to know people from... Read more
Day 147 - Shopping Excursion
Sunday, April 26, 2015      6 comments

We drove down to Santa Rosa today to shop at Costco and Trader Joe's. It was a fun trip. I had a small chili and side salad at Wendy's for lunch. Really good! We had some guys over tonight that live in the neighborhood. I cooked tri-tip roast a... Read more

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