Saturday, November 22, 2008

A New Component Failure

Weight continues to drop faster slightly faster than it should.

Exercise hit minor glitch today when I switched to the Schwinn Airdyne to add my arms to the workout. It promptly reminded my posterior why we bought the semi-recumbent bike four years ago -- the Schwinn saddle doesn't interface well to my own over sensitive (and overloaded) component.

This may be the Great Phys Ed Instructor in the Sky telling me take a walk outside for a change. However, that can overload the knees (which is why I like the stationary bikes). My legs actually want some exercise, we'll see.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Whoops ...

I lost 2.5 pounds in the last day. This would be great, except that makes 5 pounds for the week, which over my goal of 1.5 to 3 pounds. (Over 3 pounds a week, you lose muscle unless really exercising.) This is not a real concern unless it continues.

My riding does continue, a good thing. I just finished the third of bi-daily rides on the semi-recumbent stationary bike, after about the same number again either I'll up the time per ride or ride more often.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Boston, You're My Home ...

The NY Times has an article on the Boston area which actually starts across the river in Cambridge, to where Katherine and I went on our early dates.

It makes me miss that Dirty Water.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Pedal, pedal

I'm gearing up (too) slowly after the recent check up, but progress is visible. I've lost another couple of pounds, I feel my appetite is under control, and today I hit the exercise bike again and it didn't hit back.

However, I think my love affair with the McRib sandwich has to end immediately. Sigh, I liked those things.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

The Ongoing Decline of Western Civilization, Media Edition

I don't which is the saddest sign of the magazine publishing industry of the following that earned shelf space at the local Safeway:

  • A Historical Commemorative Woman for All Seasons magazine fawning over Sarah Palin that was too cheap to find a unique cover photo of her instead of the standard Red Suit head and shoulders media shot.
  • Star Wars has its own magazine. Still.
  • The cover of Rachel Ray's own magazine managed to make her look fat. :-)

Of course, they had a copy of Twlight in paperback which I could browse, so the rack wasn't a complete loss.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

This Time, We Mean it ...

The POST failure has been checked. Result is not a major issue, but something I won't note here lest a few search engines archive it for posterity to be retrieved out of context.

Action to take, startlingly enough, is lose weight. No funky or otherwise medications needed. But the good idea just got even more important.

An important note is that I am cleared to exercise.