Posts Tagged ‘postaday’

At the urging of a friend, I sent a letter to my PCP and weight loss doctor that shared about my weight loss journey since I had been a patient. The letter was to thank them and also to ask for their consideration in sponsoring me for the OH Conference in October (I will post about that later this week). I received a an unexpected item in the mail this afternoon, with the note below.

In response to today’s Daily Prompt

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I gave some serious thought early last week to cancel an invite I received for a weekend girls-get-away 244 miles north of my little space in Detroit. Part of the thought was tied into my current economic situation: I left a job several weeks ago I held for four years under the stupid belief I was part of something great. If great meant another four years as a life-sized mud mat for Napoleon, his pet rat, and the quiet guy with the Star Wars lunch box – then it would have been awesome!

(Insert hoarking hairball sound here)

The other part of the thought was tied into my date of birth. It fell over the weekend, and I mulled around the idea how I could have spent 72 hours in a fetal position on the floor with my Birthday Blanket of Death, mourning the the end of my second year of the fourth decade of my existence.

So up north with the girls I went!

There was an art fair on the beach off of Lake Huron. I took my digital camera with the hope I would find a cool memory to capture forever (and not buy stuff I didn’t need), and stumbled upon a few young people with skateboards.

My digital camera is the only piece of tech I own I know nothing about (my friends can close their mouths now). I am not a photographer. I know nothing about lighting, or lenses, or picture driven software. I do like old stuff, buildings, clean lines (i.e. piers), I did not expect to like the idea of capturing a body in motion.

tyler.rampI became incredibly frustrated with my camera because it is not an SLR device, so although it will snap images while the button is held down, there is a delay between frames of not quite a second. Still, I spent about half an hour in an attempt to get that perfect shot – which is how I met Tyler.  A very determined young man. He skated all over the place, attempted jumps, tricks and a few other things I know not the names of. Tyler was showing off – but he wasn’t competitively cocky like some boys (and most adult males) can be – he genuinely wanted to be great. He would say, “Hold on…I can do this…” an if he wouldn’t hit his mark, he’d give it another shot. Tyler concentrated on every move he made, and had a contagious smile.

Tyler

I had a great weekend, which became greater after I met Tyler and his skateboard.

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These are curves.

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There’s two years and a 140 pounds between these pictures.

Friday Workout

  • Rode the bike: 5.57 miles to the studio w/20lb backpack
  • Boxing: Three 3 minute rounds
  • TRX back rows: 60 seconds
  • 15lb dumbbells: Curls x 15
  • 12lb dumbbells: Curls x 20
  • TRX back rows (again): 60 seconds
  • 5lb dumbbells: Sides x 15; Fronts x 15; Overhead press x 15
  • 15lb dumbbell: Tricep overhead press x 10
  • 12lb dumbbell: Tricep overhead press x 30
  • Push ups: 90
  • Weighted sled pushes: 60lbs x 80 ft
  • Weighted sled drags: 95lbs, 140lbs across the back of the parking lot
  • Rode 5.34 miles on bike home w/15lb backpack.
  • FYI: I drug 140lbs…that’s how much weight I’ve lost.