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  • Most Steps.

    I did an export using Pedometer++ and here’s a graph of my steps for the last several years. That corresponds to a 4 and a half mile walk I took. I’m not sure why there’s an off by one error or why there are so many zero-step days. (Was I bedridden?) But I love the…

  • Glucose Update!

    Back in 2012 I posted about my health and glucose level. The news was all bad. Last month, I got re-tested. I posted to the-facebook: My fasting glucose in 2012: 104 mg/dl. Pre-diabetic. Bad. Worry. My fasting glucose this morning: 99 mg/dl. Normal. Continuous quality improvement. Vigilance. Onward And so goes the improvement kids. Also,…

  • So, my health is lame.

    In my last, incredibly brief post I said I’m tired of being sick, and declared a hearty: No More. I mean that. This week I went to the doctor. Why? To get a sense of where the heck I stand. I’m 42 years old, 360 pounds, and often don’t feel so hot. So, what does…


  • The Cold That Would Not Die

    I’m still kind of sick. I’ve been sick too long, and I’m sick of being sick. No more.

  • Miserable sick

    I currently have the flu, bigtime. Correspondence is at zero. I’ll try and catch up later today and tomorrow. I regret the lack of communication but hope to catch up soon.

  • The Frankie Method for measuring leanness
    Measuring weight loss with a belt

    I don’t have a scale handy that is capable of giving my weight, but I’m skeptical about whether that number is meaningful anyway. What is meaningful is the amount of belt I could be using. It looks like about 6 inches (a little more than 15 cm) of loss on my waist in the past…


  • Thank You All

    Thank you to all who have offered condolences and warm thoughts in the past weeks. This photo is from the “Celebration of Life” event we had at Mt. Soledad, the last formal event as part of my Grandfather’s funeral services. Other posts about this are here: Previously, previously, and previously. I semi-dropped off the grid,…


  • To Molokini; Seasickness

    One of the “pre-planned” activities we’ve done was to take a boat out to Molokini and snorkel. Leah and I (and the various family we’re with) enjoyed it very much. We went on Maui Classic Charters’ Four Winds II. Lots of fish, clear water, nice swimming. I’ve never been seasick that I can recall, and…

  • Swimmer’s Ear & Colombia

    So I’ve been swimming regularly and since I’ve not swum (is that right right conjugation?) this much since I was a teenager, I suppose it follows that I might come down with the Swimmer’s Ear that was a hallmark of my summers as a teen. I knew something was wrong Saturday as I was having…

  • The Misc on the Bus Goes Round and Round

    I had gotten in the habit of blogging every weekday for the last few weeks, but broke that streak by not blogging on Friday or subsequently, until this lovely Sunday morning. So, yes. What is to say, exactly? The answer is that there are quite a few random datapoints I could mention. Here are a…


  • I’m proud of my regularity. SWIMMING regularity.

    At 7am this morning at the pool in Camarillo the kid (okay, he’s probably like 18 or 19, but I’ve taken to thinking of anyone I estimate is 30 years or less as a kid) at the desk recommends the frequent pass. I pay $3 a pop to swim there, and with this pass I…

  • AIDS/LifeCycle – Sponsor Mok!

    My friend and co-worker Mok is riding in the AIDS/LifeCycle — Mok’s Donation Page: Mok is super cool, he advised me on where to find biking clothes and equipment down in L.A., and when I asked him where to buy swimming goggles, he pulled a pair out of his workout bag at work! That’s seriously…

  • Dawn Patrol

    Woke up early this morning and hit the pool early. Dawn Patrol baby! Hehe. I wonder if you know that idiom. Do you? Well let’s let the popup window spewing advertising fest about.com tell you: What is a “dawn patrol?”: For those unfamiliar with the term, “dawn patrol” refers to a surfer’s arrival to the…

  • Back in the saddle, again…

    Headed out. Only a little phlegm, and only a bit of vomiting this morning. Luckily I’ve scarcely eaten. My head is clear, my fever is gone, and I’m not coughing at all. My throat is a bit sore. There was a bomb threat yesterday at work apparently, but I’d really like to get out of…

  • A Few Updates

    We have a tiny grapefruit tree in our yard. I’m told the fruit is small and tart. We have possums in the yard. Leah saw a cat-sized one maybe 2 weeks ago. Yesterday I saw a tinier, cuter one. We go through so many headphones and earbuds. I think the kids really do eat them….

  • Sickness’ End and DOS Joe

    This morning, after a fitful 14 hours of sleep, I woke up feeling better. This crud I got — microorganisms all taking over my whole nasopharyngeal area and causing systemic disruption that among other things caused me to miss swimming 3 days in a row. Actually, I shouldn’t go today either, so that’s like 4…

  • Sickly Joe; Ubuntu; Finances; April Wrap-Up

    Yesterday I went swimming early, which was great. I was tired after about 15 minutes, but pressed on to do a full 30 minutes. I actually noticed myself getting tired the night before at about 20 minutes, but went 45. One of the things about exercising (ugh! I despise that word!) is that I’m more…

  • Hypoxic Training?

    So yesterday I worked a short day, then Leah and I did errands, including more last-phase moving from the old house. At the end of the day, Leah went to a blogger meetup thing in Calabasas, and while she was there I went to the great public pool near there. I swam for longer than…