Category Archives: Food

Dogs and Pickles

Dogs I mentioned in my previous post that we have a new dog.  Diamond is a year and a half old.  She came to us from my son-in-law.  She wasn’t meant for apartment life but I have a fenced back yard. … Continue reading

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Do or Die

There’s something about nice round numbers or dates that appeals to me.  So today, June 1st, 2015, is a new start. As mentioned yesterday, I’m not drinking beer during the month of June.  I’m not a fan of liquor and … Continue reading

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Beer-Free for a Month

My weight gain has continued.  I’ve also continued to drink too much beer. I can’t (yet) commit to quitting beer, but I can commit to quitting it for a month.  June is that month. Since the weather has been nicer, … Continue reading

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No Time to Post

I’ve really been meaning to write.  I’ve done some really good rides. Today, 82 miles with Tim.  Last weekend, 70-ish miles.  A few weeks ago an awesome adventure off-road in Daniel Boone National Forest. The “no-beer” thing didn’t make it. … Continue reading

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Keeping on Pedaling

I’m still beer-free.  The eating hasn’t been great. I haven’t ridden my bike to work at all this week.  I’ve had the beginning of a neck flare-up.  No matter, I leave in the morning for a camping trip with Tim … Continue reading

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Day Two

This is my second day with no beer.  I only miss it when I’m operating on habit.  I do a lot of things out of habit.  Eating too much is another one.  I’m just concentrating on the beer for now. Alcohol … Continue reading

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Cold Turkey

I started writing here to document my weight loss.  I lost 100 lbs.  That seems so long ago (2007-2009).  I got into riding a bike in April of 2008.  I started thinking about living car-free. In 2010, while married to … Continue reading

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Dieting Sucks

Due to peer pressure, I’m now using MyFitnessPal on my phone to track my intake and exercise. I haven’t given up beer, but I’ve cut back and fit it in to my calorie budget. In any case, I’m hungry all … Continue reading

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A Plan

Yes, I’m tracking all my calories again.  I don’t yet have a specific calorie goal, but I’ll get there.  Just writing it down has kept things in check.  I have had a 3000-calorie day, but I’ve also had a 1000-calorie … Continue reading

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Back to Basics – Again

I’ve lost track of my resets.  Some of them have been quite helpful.  Others didn’t last long enough to matter. I haven’t had a beer since Tuesday.  I won’t have another one until 6/27 – so one month without beer. … Continue reading

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Baby Steps, Beer, and Bikes

My last post was pretty negative.  I was having a bad day.  Today is much different. I had a good day yesterday, but last night was rough.  I had drank too much and eaten some questionable food.  I had trouble … Continue reading

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The Plan for 2014

My weight today was 256.8 lbs.  That’s almost 20 lbs more than a year ago.  That’s unacceptable.  There are a few factors – and I have some ideas to combat them. Goals I still intend to get down to 175 … Continue reading

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Sick Day

I’m still sick today.  I stayed home from work and skipped volleyball.  Diane had to work so I spent most of the day in the company of the dogs and my Kindle.  I didn’t leave the house. Since getting sick, … Continue reading

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It’s Been A While…

I’m still here, and I’m still riding.  I’ve been busy.  I spend time with Diane, I have social gatherings, and I ride my bike.  Having Diane around has been a positive to my bike commuting – as in she pushes … Continue reading

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Shifting Priorities

If you’ve been paying any attention whatsoever, it’s apparent that I’m in a relationship again.  Things are going well with Diane.  I bought her a new cell phone yesterday, and put her on my plan. Diane is not living with … Continue reading

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Whatta Week!

Okay, it’s only Thursday, but this has been a busy week already. On Monday, my daughter, Dawn, married Guthrie.  I present Mr. and Mrs. Smith: It was a simple wedding.  There was a dinner afterward. Later in the evening I … Continue reading

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Spring Day

I think this nicer weather is the boost I need to be on the bike every day.  Although I decided not to participate in the #30daysofbiking thing over on G+, where we ride every day of April, I have been … Continue reading

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A Stumble

So Friday was my “new beginning”.  Then Saturday happened. When I woke up Saturday morning, I had no coffee in the house.  I headed out on the bike to Sunergos where I bought three pounds of coffee and sat and … Continue reading

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Spring is for New Beginnings

So it’s good that I got up and rode the rSogn to work, albeit a bit late due to the damn snooze button.  I brought leftovers for lunch, but a friend invited me to lunch.  I’ll save the leftovers for … Continue reading

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Home Cooking

Yes, I need to cook more.  Tonight, I cooked a simple spaghetti meal, but I steamed fresh broccoli, and served it on the side.  I have leftovers for lunch tomorrow, and one more meal after that. I’m not currently counting … Continue reading

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I’ve been frustrated with life recently.  I’m unhappy with my weight.  I’m unhappy with being alone. It’s time to accept things.  I need to not worry about being single.  I’ve done it before.  I can do it again. I need … Continue reading

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More Adjustments

I rode my bike to work four days last week.  I still don’t feel much like a cyclist, but pushing myself out the door is getting a little easier. Yesterday was a beautiful day, but I spend the day running … Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s Day Parade

For some reason Louisville has the St. Patrick’s Day Parade eight days before the actual holiday.  I’d never attended before, but Timothy told me the Pedal de Ville team needed some help.  He wanted to, but he was busy racing … Continue reading

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Food, Dating, and a Lazy Weekend

I mentioned a while ago that I joined a dating site.  I haven’t actually had a date yet.  I had one (let’s call her T) that stood me up – probably for valid reasons.  There were two more who weren’t … Continue reading

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Things Were Good…

My post on the 20th, gained me an email from a friend who wanted to make sure I was okay.  Yes.  I’m okay.  I was actually in a good mood when I wrote that, but had just come out of … Continue reading

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