Day One…..

….so I’ve been steadily trying to get healthier….

…by steadily I mean that I pay attention to it every other month or so for a couple of weeks, and then I slip back into my usual habits.  However, since the first of the year I’ve been pretty good about ‘maintaining’ my weight and activity level.  I’m trying to get to the point where the ‘normal’ is actually…well, NORMAL for human beings, instead of for me.

….and I’ve been trying this HCG ‘diet’, where you take these drops and they allow you to undergo an extreme low calorie diet (supposed to be 500 calories a day).  I tried it a couple of years ago and lost 55 lbs in about three and a half weeks.  Kept it off too, for a month or so… then I let old habits in and BAM!  Gained it all back steadily over the next year.

So.  I made a determination that this year I would start off just trying to eat better stuff and less of it than I usually would.  No ‘diet’… just trying to keep in mind that the crap that goes into my body has made me the way I am today, and I would like to change that person (at least on the outside).  Success so far.. this calendar year I’ve lost 15 pounds from doing nothing else (I still drink a few beers on occasion, and eat some crap that is in no way good for me, I just do it a lot less than before).

But today I started with the HCG drops.. so I’ll be reporting on a semi-weekly basis to track how things are progressing.



My Saturday….

….. well, it always sucks when you forget to do something and only remember when it’s too late to get it accomplished…..

To operate a semi truck on the public roads, you have to buy tonnage for each truck, and usually you pay this fee by the month to the Department of Licensing.

Well, of course I got busy and didn’t remember to go down there today, and by the time I did remember it was already closed (this, of course, didn’t stop me from going down there anyway and wasting my time).

Luckily, my tonnage on my driver’s truck isn’t technically due until Midnight on Monday so I guess there’s a silver lining, right?

Got to spend some time with Shaw this morning and had a good time with Darin making shield blanks for some newer fighters in the Barony.  Helped Darin and Alice write some scrolls for the Barony.  Fixed up my light duty leg armor and my sword in case there’s a practice tomorrow.  Then fixed the Baronial website up so it works much better from mobile phones.

I’m left to wonder exactly what my ‘blog’ should be about?  I’m thinking SCA, of course, but I wonder if I shouldn’t have a mundane account of my life in the trucking industry?

Anyway, off to spend some time with the wee man and the family.

Let the blogging begin!

Let the blogging begin!

So, I’ve always wanted to start a blog…..not for any real reason other than my own desire to get words down onto something more ‘permanent’.  Nevertheless, it’s something that I’ve wanted to do for a while now, and I’ve been putting it off for some years.

I’ve watched as many of my friends have taken the necessary steps to become published authors, and I’ve read many of their books and always thought to myself that if only I could focus dedication to the project, I might join them in the literary world as a published writer.  This is something that I have wanted to do for years upon years, but the mundane world and real life have always interfered with it.

Many of you know that my daughter, Rachel, passed away soon after giving birth to my first grandchild Shaw.  Adopting my grandson as my own is a high priority in my life, and it’s taken a lot of money, time, and dedication to care for my little man in the way I think he needs to be cared for to prepare him for the uncertain world which looms so soon upon the horizon for him. I’ve got lots of help from my immediate family here at Little Russia, which has gotten me through some very dark days indeed.  There’s no way I would have been able to adopt him without that help, and the coming months and years look bright for Shaw as he grows from infant to toddler.

It’s Valentine’s Day, so I’d better get off this thing so I can spend some more time with him and the rest of the family.  There will be more later.

P.S.: Started this in 2010, never went back to it.