Friday, July 6, 2007

Day 153: From The Lake

Update: 207.2 lbs, 50 lb Goal Reached Day 124. 9 lbs to 60 lb goal.

In an effort to appease those who have been disapointed in my lack of bloggidicia, I bring you a blog post from the far edge of the Triangle Lake dock as the sun rises over my back. Don't say I never did nothing for you. (yes, actual photo of the lake at sunrise from the built in camera of the macbook...oh how I love thee macbook...)

Last night's dinner menu included some fine frozen chimichangas and corn salsa. We've got the trailer of love out here for the night, so we're able to stock the fridge and fire up some fine home cookin', and finish it off with some nice hot french pressed Starbucks. It's amazing how good, I mean, really good, that coffee tastes when you're sitting out around a camp fire...just something about it.

For those that know me, you'll be amazed to know that I actually drove a boat across the lake yesterday...helping Big Daddy D launch his out, and taking it around to the dock. You can ask him yourself, but I pulled that baby in like a I've been doing it all my I was a fish out of...well, you get the idea. I've got a picture to prove it, but limited connectivity, so maybe I'll post later.

This morning we're griddlin' up some pancakes and center cut bacon - not quite a McGriddle, but still gonna be pretty tasty. Before we know it we'll be back in civilization heading to another buffet dinner party!

That's it for me, time to check on the fam! Hasta!

Monday, July 2, 2007

Day 152: Off Topic - iPhone, baby!

Update: 207.2 lbs, 50 lb Goal Reached Day 124. 9 lbs to 60 lb goal.

I know, I know...I've been a blogging slacker. Summer has been great for getting a little more activity, but that usually happens first thing in the morning, when I was previously sitting inside with a hot cup of joe. But since it's been a few days, let me update with a couple of random thoughts.

First off, the iPhone rules. It may rule enough that I leave the long standing love affair I've had with Verizon's coverage. I'll give it a few weeks of testing out in areas where I haven't had great success with Cingular and T-mobile in the past and see if the new AT&T is any better since I last tried it, but if all pans out, I may be porting over my Verizon number to the iPhone and just end up carrying one device, like I've done with my Treo. Only bummer part is, no tethering and using as a modem, which the Palm let me do. But everything else is pretty cool - I'll have a review up on our tech blog before long and link from here.

Next item - 4th of July food. Smoked turkey legs and grilled meat plus tons of dessert....oh momma. It was one hot mother of a holiday, but the food was great and always good to hang out with family. I'm worrying less these days about taking it easy on special days and partaking of the peanut butter brownies, strawberry and berry pies, jello poke cake, and homemade ice cream (although, I did miss out on the ice cream yesterday) and just knowing that if I've done my job during the week, I'm probably going to be ok. I won't be losing pounds every day, but overall should still be moving downward.

I'm also thinking that my BIG goal for the summer will be to hit 70 lbs by the time I ride 70 miles in September. I may even label it the 70x70 Summer Tour, (or SummerFEST..haha) which gives me a little under 3 months to drop the next 19 lbs. But if I don't hit it, I'm not gonna sweat it...I figure whatever comes naturally from here on out, I'll be happy with. Yeah, famous last words...

That's it for me...gotta get to some camping for a night!