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    Meet Alyx

    I don’t know what that acronym stands for, but it’s a fiendish device that lives at the Blood Bank. I give blood, it’s one of the things I do. Yesterday they talked me into trying Alyx, which is a machine that spins your blood, removes the red cells and gives it back to you with some added saline. It took about two hours and kicked my ass, but I did it. I’m O- so I’m the universal donor and they really need what I got, so I give as much as I can. The lady who hoodwinked me into the procedure was a gal named Terry. She used to work…

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    It’s like teaching a pig to sing,

    it takes a lot of time and pisses off the pig. Yet, eventually I may learn. First, it’s time to discuss the weekend’s exploits. I was a “breath”, yes a breath away from getting hauled in on Sunday. When exactly will I learn to stop speeding? This guy would have never even given me the time of day, but nooo, I got to speed. I know better. Hell, it was moving violation #48. Tom Cruise had me out of the car because “he smelled wine in the car”. Oh, that’s Harry, he’s drunk that’s why I’m driving. It sounded good, but didn’t stop him from making me put my toes…

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    JACKASS

    My dog wants to know why my ass is so big. Here’s a depiction of what happens when you fall short of your goals. Yeah, these look just like the beginning shots, maybe a bit more muscle. Weight 209Fat 35.1BMW 35.6Bust 43Waist 40Butt 47

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    OK, go to your room and think about what you’ve done

    OK, I have spent some time thinking about what I did for the last 84 days. I need to be better when I have company. I can eat BFL, and for that matter so can they. I know how to cook it so no one notices and that’s what I need to do. I need to be more careful on weekends. That’s when things tend to get sideways. Yesterday for instance, Jake’s Etouffe AND crab cake appetizer for dinner. No wonder my stomach is bothering me. That’s way too rich for my blood. I should have held with the Etouffe, or even better had the grilled swordfish and no appetizer.…

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    The end

    Not such great results. I deserve what I got though. Weight 207Fat 35.9BMI 35.3Bust 43Waist 40Butt 47 Starting numbersStarting weight 209. Starting Fat 36.2%. Starting BMR 35.6Bust 47Waist 43Butt 48 Strange progress. I need to be better in my eating and better at getting to the gym earlier. I have been workng harder, I think I need to kick it up even another notch. OTOH four inches off my chest and three off my waist. Shut the hell up! I’m happy.

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    Getting there

    OK last Tuesday, I had a bone crushing headache in the morning. I missed the gym, but then, I didn’t. I left work for lunch and decided to go to a Spin class. I sweat like a pig, the headache left me, and all is good. Then I hit the gym pretty hard yesterday, had a visit at Fitwell, (I’m still sore from Dr. Covey’s adventures) and am starting to feel almost normal again. This getting old stuff sucks. If men had to deal with what we deal with, there would be mandatory PTO’s for three days a month so you could get your head straight. Today I did a…

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    My brain is bleeding…

    OMG I have the headache of all time this morning. Four cups of coffee, four tylenol this morning. Four Advil last night. No gym this morning. I’m going at lunch. I have an event for work tonight so that justifies a lunch soiree to the gym. I miss working out midday anyway. Got a little off track last night, which may be the cause of the headache. It was 46 degrees at 5pm yesterday so I built a fire. Well, if you’re going to build a fire you gotta make S’Mores…right? I think the sugar did me in even though I went to dog school two hours after the fact,…

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    stop, rewind, play

    It was a really great weekend. I got to play golf, even though it was swamp golf. Loaded up on my BFL groceries. Made an excellent curried chicken and grape salad for the week. Pulled weeds, then gave up and moved to Round-up. Laid nekkid by the pool, certainly a favorite activity. One you will see no photo journalism of in this space. Watched Patton. Did you know Francis Ford Coppola was a writer on that? Me either. It’s also pretty close to what actually happened. Sometimes I might be a Patton at work. OK, I don’t slap the burned out EO’s, jeez. Took the big boy to the reservior…

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    Limp Wrist

    OUCH! Medial collateral tendonitis in my wrist. I haven’t lifted for a couple of days now. I’ve been doing cardio, but it’s still not getting any better. Hurts like a mofo. I had ART done on it last Wednesday and it’s been taped for two days. I’ve been taking Advil regularly and it’s still pretty messed up. Golf tomorrow should be interesting….

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    What works, what’s not so much

    First the good news. I finished the four week cycle and added 10 pounds to the goal weight. I successfully pushed 205 in the gym the other day. That’s a happy day. Actually the day I did 195 for reps was a pretty happy day too. My shoulder, elbow and wrist on the left side are giving me trouble. I made a pilgramage to Fitwell Chiropractic and Lisa worked on my arm. Some is better, some needs more work. My wrist is killing me. My very supportive network of friends have advised me that it’s arthritis brought on by my advanced age. OK, they aren’t so supportive. They probably aren’t…