Monthly Archives: March 2013

Day 85: Golden Corral

Gluttony is not a secret vice.
Orson Welles

Last night my father-in-law wanted to go to Golden Corral to get their Prime Rib & Shrimp feast.  He’s a tough old coot and I try to be there to grease the wheels between he and his daughter.


If you haven’t been to Golden Corral let me tell you about it.  Normally for about eleven bucks you can go there and get all the food you want.  It is a fat person’s paradise.  My wife and I call it The Hungry Heifer.  Since it is all you can eat people gorge themselves reasoning that they should get their money’s worth.

I got there and the price was raised on the weekends to $12.99 because they had Prime Rib and Shrimp.  Afterclip_image001 seated I promised myself to be good.  I got some prime rib and assorted food.  The Prime Rib was tasteless.  I tossed most of it and had some teriyaki chicken and meat loaf.

Looking around it was amazing how many seriously fat people were there.  One woman looked like she weighed the same as my first car.  Others were well over 300 pounds with heaping plates of food.

Seeing these people actually made it easier for me to eat less.  I ate normally and didn’t get my money’s worth.  That’s okay.

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Posted by on March 25, 2013 in Uncategorized


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Weather Update Update

I got up this morning and there was no snow.  This is what I saw on my feed.

Event Cancelled for Lorain County

Winter Storm Watch valid from Mar 24 8:00 PM to Mar 25 2:00 PM EDT
A week from now the weather will be warm and life will be good.
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Posted by on March 24, 2013 in Uncategorized


Day 84: Weather Update

Weather forecast for tonight: dark.
George Carlin

Sometimes I hate Ohio.  This is the headline on

Cleveland, OH – 2-4 inches of snow tomorrow…

What a pisser.  Then I look a little closer and after the snow melts it’s:


Then it gets better!!!


I will be on the bike every day.  This is going to be fun.

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Posted by on March 24, 2013 in Uncategorized



Day 83

Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity.

I was looking around for a cycling mileage spreadsheet that I could plug into Open Office in the unlikely even that the temperatures would go above 45F.   It’s on the League of American Bicyclists site.  You can check it out HERE.  It does all I will ever need if the snow leaves the ground.


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Posted by on March 23, 2013 in Uncategorized


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Day 82

I don’t trust doctors. It’s not to say there ain’t some good ones, but on a general level, no, I wouldn’t trust ’em at all.
Keith Richards

It’s 28F outside my window.  Hmmm.

I went to the doctor yesterday for my quarterly visits.  He seemed surprised by my twenty-five pound weight loss and slightly disbelieving that I can lose the rest of the weight that I want.  He didn’t take a blood test as he does every other visit to check my thyroid level.  When I go back next time I will be a total of fifty pounds lighter.  That will surprise him.


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Posted by on March 22, 2013 in Uncategorized


Day 81

Your life will be no better than the plans you make and the action you take. You are the architect and builder of your own life, fortune, destiny.
Alfred A. Montapert

Brought the bicycle into the house last night and cleaned it up.  I made it sparkle and then gave it a good wax.  I lubricated the chain and checked out my supplies.  I have my extra tubes, co cartridges, patch kit, tire irons and everything I need to ride.

I then gathered all of the cycling gear I had, jerseys, bib shorts, water bottles, helmet, helmet cam and more.

This morning I awoke to a sunny 19F.  Damn.  I looked at the weather app on my phone and it’s going to be this way for at least another week.  Should be in the fifties in nine days.  I feel like a kid waiting for Christmas to come.

Here is a picture out my back door this morning.  Cold with snow.  Ha!

snowy backyard

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Posted by on March 21, 2013 in Uncategorized


Day 80: Spring Arrives

Behold, my friends, the spring is come; the earth has gladly received the embraces of the sun, and we shall soon see rather results of their love!
Sitting Bull

Today is the first day of Spring and I took my mother to McDonald’s to see her friends.  I go three days a week and play chess, write, or play the banjo while she’s in there for her two to three hours.  Today I played the banjo.

This blog is not just about my weight, it’s about my overall health, including my mental and emotional health.  My mother is ready to die.  She is in pain a great deal of time and tired all of the time.  She has already survived two husbands and three of her children.  She’s ready.

It’s been too long since I’ve felt warm sunshine on my face.  Today sitting in the parking lot it was 30F with dark clouds and snow falling all around me.  Spring will come.  My spirits will lift.


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Posted by on March 20, 2013 in Uncategorized