Monday, September 12, 2011

Old Man


Ah, but I was so much older then
I’m younger than that now
Bob Dylan



I celebrated another in a long line of birthdays this past Saturday. No matter what I do they just seem to keep coming year after year. The good news is I feel damn good, and I am guessing now, but I think that I am at my lowest weight that I have been at for a birthday since maybe 1987 or so. We had a wonderful fun International Pot Luck Birthday party and saw all my friends get very creative with their selections. We spanned the globe from Korea to Venezuela, Poland to Mexico and Cuba to Italy with a stop in Curacao and Ireland. We played a little trivia that shockingly consisted of questions about things like The Terps, Sara Bareilles, and horses. :)




I, of course, bypassed the international overworld and went with the underworld for my contribution.... Deviled eggs :)


Thanks to my week at Fitness North and some post program prodding from the life coach and trainer there I got to take home this little goodie from Weight Watchers. Now I have been going to WW since I was in second grade maybe. I have never picked up the trinket they give you for losing 10% of your weight. I think it is for that although it maybe after 30 some years they just felt sorry for me. The 10% is since June so not so bad. I do really owe a huge debt to the two people that take it upon themselves to put you on a plan when you leave and follow up with you regularly to make sure you are progressing Leif, the trainer and nutritionist and Kelly, the life coach. You receive a free session with Kelly when you are at the resort and two weeks of free follow up. You are also given a specific eating plan and exercise plan designed entirely for you, based on where you are with your fitness and diet. I really can't stress how different and appealing to me this difference is. It feels like you are a part of family and they truly care about you even after you have paid your fees and left the resort. I am really excited to be going back in October and will be at a new low when I get there....hopefully :)
Well it is that time of the year, and I look like a complete goofball clad in all red but got to support the Terps and the beautiful new flag based uniforms they unveiled in their Monday night win vs Miami. Best part about my silly outfit is the shorts I am wearing I couldn't put on 6 months ago.


Speaking of football, ESPN happily spread the sunshine with this short shot of Sunshine Daydream during the UW Badger game on Saturday. The Badgers look great this year with all eyes on their October 1st, welcoming of Nebraska to the Big Ten. I have to give a huge congratulations to my good friend Alex Gibson who this past week completed the Madison Ironman Triathlon. 16 hours of swimming biking and running. Or roughly about 8 back to back of the triathlon I did :) I hope everyone has a wonderful and fun weekend. Peace, Love and Turtles, Jim

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