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26 Pounds

Okay.I finally got off my lazy butt and got SharePoint Designer configured on my new computer.  This means.ZOMBIES ARE BACK!!  That's right, up until now only my blog was functioning and could be changed.  So be sure to check out the home page and get your zombie fix.

Well, I've been enjoying wearing the new pants that I got last week.  Its nice to not have to pull them up every 5 minutes. 

As of this Saturday, I'm down 26 pounds.  And something I like to do from time to time is to point out a few things that weigh as much as I've lost.  So here is a small list of things that weigh 26 pounds.


This box of Arm & Hammer kitty litter.26 pounds!


This bag of Huggies Little Swimmers.26 pounds!


This Earthlite Luna ultra light massage table..26 pounds!

Makes me feel so much better when I think about it that way. :)

Anyway, Enjoy the zombies on the front page.  See you in a week or two.

Spare the Knee, Spoil the Child


My knee is slowly getting better.  It started when I was at my mother in-law's house setting up her replacement computer.  I was down on my knees and there was a load POP!  It hurt like crazy but it started feeling better right after that.  I'm still taking it slowly but I think I'll be okay.  I ran a bit this week and it was just stiff.  No real pain.  I'll dial it up next week and see how that does.

Loving the new phone still.  Since it has the weather, I check it before I get dressed to go to the track.  Its still pretty cold here in the mornings but sometimes a warm morning will sneak up on you.  I hate having to get dressed twice for my workout.

I'm still not tracking my food as closely as I should.  I'm better but not where I should be yet.  I start out strong in the morning but by the time midday rolls around, I'm just letting it slide.  I'm still eating the stuff I'm supposed to.  I'm just not tracking it.  This is something I'll work on.

Speaking of walking/running, I finally got my gym membership updated.  I got up this morning and it was pouring rain.  I don't mind running in snow and ice but I really don't like running in the rain that much.  So I got my membership paid up and used the indoor track.  Waiting in line to fix my membership was a pain.  There is always a rush on gyms after the new year.  It normally dies down around March or so.

As some of you know, I wear a Body Bugg to track how many of my calories I'm burning.  One of my coworkers asked me how I was burning so much.  My answer.running..nothing burns calories like running.

Here is a shot of how yesterday played out for me.


For the most part, I burn about 1.7 - 2.0 calories per minute.  That's the steady, low parts of the cart.  There are always some spikes from taking the trash out or that one at 3pm when I went to the store.  But the most dramatic change comes from when I went for my run.  You can see that my caloric burn jumped up to about 13.2 calories per minute.

Progress Report

Two notable things happened.  First I dropped another pound.yeah!  And second I had to buy some smaller pants.  My old ones were falling off me.

As for the web site, I continue to repair the archives.  I don't have half of it done yet.  So be patient with me.  As soon as I fix that, I'll try to fix the front page. 

Anyway, all done for this week..get out there and burn some calories!


I completely spaced and forgot to extend my ownership of www.TokenFatGuy.com!  I thought my renewal date was next month.  Anyway, the bill has been paid and in a few days the site will show up correctly again.  I'm such a goober. 

Anyway, sorry for the inconvenience.  I think the site has been offline for about a week.

Two Weeks of Weird

The last couple of weeks were odd..okay they were weird.

I've got my FTP setup the way I like and I'm going back and correcting the issues with my blog links.  Imagine having to manually edit years of blog entries.  I have a method of doing it but its still slow going.  I apologize to anyone trying to read my older entries.  I'll get it sorted soon..well.eventually.

This second week was a mess. We had a visiting tester at work. So for a week I had to adjust to his schedule. But that's over now and I can get back to normal. It sort of worked out because the weather got all nasty. I wouldn't have been able to run anyway. Which puts another thing on my list of things to do...renew my gym membership.  I'm going to go do that tomorrow.

I was surprised at how many of my readers returned as soon as I started blogging again. I sort of assumed that they would have written me off. I feel better knowing that I still have their support.

And the big news on the technical side is that I finally gave up on my old phone after months of battling with it and Verizon.  So I took advantage of a deal I got through work and got an HTC Pro2.

I absolutely love this phone.  One of the cool things it does is that it has OneNote Mobile on it.  So when I stuck in boring meetings at work I can pull it out and work on my blog.  Then when I get back to my desk or back home I can sync it with my PC, pull the text out, and drop it into my blog.  In fact some of this week's blog was made while in just such a meeting.

Anyway, enough about my phone.at least for now.

My weight has been holding steady as last week was really a wash.  But I jumped back into my routine Sunday.  So I'm hoping things will get back to normal this week.

I have noticed that some of my weights I've been using are going up pretty regularly.  So my muscles are responding to being in use again. 

One thing that did happen that I'm a bit worried about is that I tripped over some stuff last week and twisted my knee a bit.  Its been hurting but I won't try to run on it until tomorrow.  We will see what happens.  I might just walk it tomorrow.  I'll see how it feels.

Anyway, that's about it for now.  Thanks for reading!