Sunday, September 14, 2008

Coke Zero? More like Coke Hero...

Isn't it weird how you can consider someone a great friend, even if you never see them anymore? We've been in England for three years now, and in California and Nebraska for the 4 years before that, and in that whole time we've seen our friends Will and Raye maybe 4 times. Yet I still consider Will a great friend; possibly my best non-spouse friend.

Some time ago, Susie and I jumped on the weight-loss wagon (Weight Watchers, to be specific) and we were points-counting fools. We got some of our friends into it, and we sort of became "The Points Mafia." Susie and I did really well on it, too. Will didn't play so much; he preferred to look on in bemusement.

Well... some years on, and I've fallen off the wagon. The weight is piling back on, and while I'm not back to where I was, I'm getting uncomfortably close. And now some new work requirements have highlighted this to me most distressingly. So it's back on the weight-loss wagon. I've mentioned it here before, and the follow-through was, um, lacking, but the wake-up call has sounded, and the motivation is both internal AND external this time.

So, what's with the title of this post? Will, for reasons relating to college (and doesn't THAT cover a multitude of sins?) is known to his friends as "Coke." And he's been on the weight-loss wagon now, too. And damn successfully, I might add. He's been blogging his progress, and I think it's pretty great how well he's doing. I really hope he keeps it up, and I hope I can be as successful... this time.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Is this thing on?

Yeah, so this is a pretty cavernous empty room I'm looking at. I suppose that's what happens when you only post once in 9 months. I don't know why I stopped. It's weird. I enjoy posting. I like the feeling that maybe out there some stranger is reading my words and going "hmmm." I guess it's just an inertia thing. When I go away, I get out of the habit, and when I come home, it's hard to start again. Now, of course, it looks like I'll be going away again in a few weeks, so, yeah, my timing is right up there.

Anyway. Here I am.