A Week With My Mom

September 8, 2014

What a fun week it’s been. My mom has been in town since Tuesday, and she’s leaving today. She’s on a little tour visiting most of her children – first my sister and her family in Colorado, then me, and next up to the bay area to see my brother and his family. (I have a sister in Chicago that didn’t make this itinerary, but they saw each other a few weeks ago).

The Los Angeles leg of her tour coincided with a wedding we were both invited to (my dad was invited as well, but he was unable to come out), so on Saturday, we got spiffied up to celebrate the nuptials of our friends Greg and Ali. I clean up good!

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September Weigh-In AND Workout Progress Report

September 5, 2014

It’s a new month, which means it’s time to update my weight loss chart! I did my monthly weigh-in on September 1st, and I was hoping for good news. I worked hard in August, and gee, it sure would be nice to continue my little streak! I lost three pounds in July, and was in striking distance of reaching my lowest weight in two years.

Alas, it was not meant to be: Read the rest of this entry »


Fun With Maps: Exercise All Over the Place!

August 20, 2014

Thanks to my stair race training and the new classes I’ve been trying, I’ve been working out all over town. Since I’m a big nerd when it comes to geography and data, I decided to map it. Here’s all the places I’ve worked out during the month of August (so far):

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Here’s what the numbers correspond to: Read the rest of this entry »


A Workout Milestone on Day Two

June 25, 2014

A little while ago I completed my second workout since being sidelined with a hip injury, and it ended up resulting in a momentous workout milestone. Very exciting!

One of the things I do is keep track of all the Read the rest of this entry »


Hopefully Healed and Back at the Gym

June 24, 2014

Yesterday was a big day – my first day back at the gym after a forced week-long hiatus thanks to my hip!

 

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Man, I couldn’t wait to start exercising again. But I’ve been careful – you can never be too careful when it comes to injuries – and played it safe.

My hip was a major problem for most of last week. While it rendered me in immobile and in constant pain for Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, things really started improving Read the rest of this entry »


Adventures in Exercise with ClassPass: Part 1

June 19, 2014

I had been a roll for the two weeks leading up to my hip injury, and a company called ClassPass was a major reason why. ClassPass is based in New York, but recently expanded to Los Angeles, and it’s an awesome idea. By signing up with ClassPass, you get Read the rest of this entry »


Mental Health Check

June 12, 2014

I’m quick to measure and notate many things on my path to good health: I have my monthly weigh-ins, my workout progress reports, and, of course, my weight loss chart. Something that’s much harder to quantify or measure, though, is my own mental health, and lately, it hasn’t been great. I’ve been feeling the need to check-in, so to speak, so here’s what’s been going on.

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I deal with depression. There’s no simpler way to put it. I was first diagnosed Read the rest of this entry »


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