Amusement Park Planning and The “Anti-Jared” Interview
The afternoon blogging worked perfectly yesterday. I was able to get everything done and manage to get double the sleep I normally get during the week. I sincerely appreciate your comments and support. Thank you for understanding my situation. Many showed considerable concern and it really touched me, thank you for really honestly caring, that means so much. I can't bring myself to stop blogging temporarily, even for a day. Why? Because it's been so critical to my success in understanding the complexities of this road. And that understanding, that education continues my friend. What I can do is make shorter post and set time limits for writing.
Courtney and I made a trip into the YMCA yesterday afternoon. I tried the elliptical and it absolutely killed my legs. Oh my, it was crazy burning on level 6. I was working muscles that obviously do not get the same workout with plain old walking. I did as much as I was willing to take and then I hit the weight room. I actually posted my blog before we worked out, then home for a bite to eat, a shower, and off to play rehearsal.
I arrived back to the house to a wonderful thing. All three of my special ladies were at home! Amber arrived a day early for the weekend! I was absolutely thrilled to see her. We all sat at the dining room table for a short visit before bed. We talked about several things including how wonderful it is to do things we could never do before. And that's when it hit us. We need to just pick a date and make a trip to the amusement park. So we did. September 19th we're all going to Frontier City in Oklahoma City. It'll be an amazing experience from a whole new perspective. I plan on riding everything the girls want to ride and even bungee jump! Why not? Let's live a little, right? A trip to Frontier City was always a miserable experience for me. I'd just stand there and hold stuff. Stand there and wait for everyone to have fun. It was always a bunch of walking, sitting, and watching thinner people have the time of their life. I'm going to be one of them for a change. I'm going to let my hair down so to speak and act like a kid for several hours. I'll ride 'em all, even though I really don't like rides. I say this judged on the tilt-a-whirl sickness of 1975. The carnival was in town and mom took me. I was only four years old so she rode the tilt-a-whirl with me. It didn't take that many revolutions before I started losing my lunch as we uncontrollably spun around. Every time we passed the ride operator my mom would scream “he's sick, stop the ride! Stop the ride!” After passing the guy several times and her repeating that desperate plea, he stopped the ride and brought in the water hose. No more “scary” rides for me. But the 19th will be different. I'll take some Dramamine before we arrive and I should be OK. You wouldn't believe how much I'm looking forward to this amazing day two weeks from now! I'm counting the days my friend. You can count on plenty of pictures and a few On The Go Videos on the blog day!! I guarantee...Oh it's going to be a blast. Did I just sound like a kid? Because these days I sometimes feel like one.
It was so nice waking up this morning and enjoying breakfast at a nice relaxed pace. It really started the day right. I had an egg white and cheese stuffed pita for 190 calories. It was incredibly filling and an awesome calorie value. Courtney sliced up some apples and I marinated them in lemon juice for my mid-morning snack. I love those things! I had a small chili for lunch from Wendy's for 215 calories (with two saltines) and I just enjoyed one and a half personal pita cheese pizzas. A simple cheese pita pizza comes in at a low 140 calories. So 210 for 1.5 of those tasty things---it's just an incredible calorie value. If it's filling, taste indulgent, is actually good for you, and has a really low calorie total----then that's an amazing calorie value! It always amazes me when people react with horror over the idea of only eating 1500 calories. “Only 1500? That's not a lot, is it?” Yes, it's plenty—if you budget them responsibly. I'm seriously never hungry. The only time I've felt hunger is every once in a while first thing in the morning. Then I eat something right then! Hunger be gone!!! And it is. And so is 209 pounds.
Irene and I have a “date” when I get home from play rehearsal. That's right! We're going out together for a late night stroll. It's something I'll look forward to all night!
Quick notes before I post this: The Tony “The Anti-Jared” Posnanski interview is posted and ready for your listening pleasure. Tomorrow I've been invited to the OSU-Georgia game at Boone Pickens Stadium. It's an ABC national telecast in the United States, so look for me! I'm taking a camera and I'll bring back the pics! Can't wait to share them. I can't wait to sit comfortably in a stadium seat without crowding the people around me. That'll be nice. Very nice. I will be posting tomorrow night really late. The game will keep me from posting anything until probably early Sunday morning. I'm arriving early before the game to have lunch with mom...can't wait! We'll have to take a picture too if momma don't mind!
Thank you for reading and I hope you enjoy the new interview posted in the divShare player in the upper left hand corner of the blog. I'll have a section on the blog soon for interview archives, in case you miss one. Remember to vote for the next interview. The poll is on the left. Besides one of these, I hope to interview my girls real soon too. All three of them. I haven't decided if I'll do it individually or all together just yet, but I'll figure that out. I sincerely appreciate all the wonderful advice on slowing down. You're so right. With proper time management I think we can manage, you know? No time to waste. And when you think about this entire journey, it's been about no longer wasting time on morbid obesity. My best always friend. Goodnight and...