24 thoughts on “July 1, 2017: Foolhardy Drive”

  1. So a month ago, I stepped on the scale and discovered that my weight was 203 pounds. That's thirty-five pounds more than it was when I moved to Gettysburg six years ago. I knew I was gaining weight, obviously. Still, 203 is more than I've ever weighed before, and it startled me enough to decide it was time to get serious about doing something about it. I went back to a low-carb diet and this morning, a month later, I am down to 195. That's not where I want to end up, but at least it appears that I'm headed in the right direction, and I'm quite pleased about that.

    1. I've been up and down over the past few years, but about a week ago I got on the scale and it read 212, so I spent a week eating decent food and dropped 4 pounds. I want to get back down to 190, hopefully before the snow flies again when I plan to invest in a treadmill and/or stationary bike.

    2. I haven't weighed myself, but I made a change in my eating habits right around Valentines Day. Smaller portions and no snacking after 8pm (unless its special circumstances). I have no idea how much I've lost but its to the point where I need smaller clothes. And people are noticing and asking how much I've lost.

      1. The "special circumstances" thing is my biggest trap. Once I decide one thing is a "special circumstance", it becomes really easy for me to decide something else is, too. And then something else, and then something else, and pretty soon nearly every day has a "special circumstance". For this first month, I've pretty much made a "no exceptions" policy. I'm planning to continue that, at least until I'm down where I want to be.

    3. I have been meaning to get back on that horse lately. It has been a very stressful year+ though, and eating is a comfort for me, so it has been brutally difficult. My weight has ballooned quite a bit. For now, I'm working on not going up - much like DW, trying to watch portion sizes and late night snacks. Not as successful as him though, it seems.

    4. around 202 here, up 7-8 lbs since my foot/ankle problems started in Feb/March. Not being able to walk (much) suh-hucks.

    5. 240 here. Have such a hard time not picking the endless amount of desserts around the office or having seconds for supper

      1. I made a "no dessert" rule for myself about a month ago. I can't have just one so it's easier to just give them up altogether. The toughest to give up has been ice cream in the summer with the kids. They just made homemade cherry ice cream last night.

        1. I've been having Bailey's Almost White Russians (Kirkland knock-off Irish Cream, Kahlua and half-n-half or whole milk over ice; no vodka) pretty regularly for dessert. That maaaayyyybe part of my issue.

  2. The hybrid turns one today* - - almost exactly 4000 miles in that time, and just over 7½ tanks of gas

    *since I bought it; it was a year old at that time

    1. how much did you pay for it used, compared to buying the equivalent model new? And is that an 11-gallon tank (implying ~48 mpg)?

      1. I should have said 7½ fill ups, not 7½ tanks of gas - I'm not driving until fumes each time.

        No idea what it cost new, but I got it for $22k with 30k miles, which was a better deal than a new Prius, for example. Tank is 15.8gal, and I'm averaging over 40mpg pretty much totally in town driving. I've had upper 70s a few times - still shooting for the elusive 80mpg.

        After driving a stick with no frills for the last 30+ years and now having more bells and whistles than I know what to do with, this car has been a real treat

        1. The Old Man splurged on an expensive Lincoln cross-over a couple of years ago. It has air conditioning. IN THE SEATS.


    2. Our e-Golf turns 1 this week (I don't remember the exact date just that we went out looking at cars 4th of July weekend). At 1 point yesterday, I pulled it into the garage and looked down and it was at exactly 13,000 miles.

  3. Waiting for the double header to start, watching some PBA action in the Oklahoma Open. This Svensson dude has the most unconventional grip and delivery I've ever seen. It involves both hands, no holes, and a left-sided approach. It's crazy, man.

      1. Yeah, it's the new thing these days, made popular by the Australian, Jason Belmonte. There was initially some pushback against it regarding whether it was a legal delivery,but that seems to have died down.

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