Category: Family

Stewardship Management and my Four-Year-Old’s Toys

My office started a book club and the first book selected was The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. I have to admit, I was not excited about this particular choice. It’s tried and true. It’s suggested by a lot of, well, effective people. Problem is I tried to read this in high school (thanks for…




Fat Ass February the 11th – 2016

Fat Ass February – the 11th. Bet you forgot it was Fat Ass February to begin with, didn’t you. Look at me keep you up to date! *sigh* How’s your february going? I’ve been eating like shit, and not working out (except on Fridays when I go to Karate – 60 minutes of getting my…




Treasure hunting (aka: our first Geocache)

Today we took a 4+ mile family walk. You see, last night I got the geocaching bug and reached out to a friend who posts about it all the time – this morning, we adventured! Me: Hey babe, I would like us to take an adventure today Antares: What’s that? M: I’d like us to…




Chemical Element Sodium

Holy Sodium, Batman!

I’ve been tracking my calories again, using My Fitness Pal. It’s a neat experience. First and foremost, if you’re tracking your calories, don’t get frustrated! You will not be perfect. You will not get every calorie. You will over-estimate,     under-estimate,        forget to estimate … you will become distracted and forget what you’re trying…




Source http://www.thelostogle.com/2010/07/02/friday-night-in-the-big-town-july-4th-weekend/drinking-from-garden-hose/

#FatArseFeb Are you hydrated?

I’m neither a doctor with an expertise in hydration nor did I stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night – but it IS Fat Arse February and I’m curious … are you hydrated? We’ve all been told “8 glasses, 8 ounces each” – and I was curious, is that scientific? Surely not. It’s not,…




What is Fat Arse February?

OK Friends. Last year I lost 25lbs, but I haven’t lost much since early November. I know a number of you started 2015 off strong and have lost 5-10 pounds. I’m jealous – and I’m struggling to get the motivation to join you. And we all know starting is easy, but continuing is hard. Enter…



Stepping on the scale ain't fun!

25 pounds down … soooo many to go!

Today marks the day I’ve officially lost 25lbs. I remember when I hit 300lbs. I was at a friends house on Long Island visiting for … maybe New Years? I stepped on the scale and couldn’t beleive I hit 300lbs. Obviously that as not the highest, but it was the first “Oh shit” moment. At…



DietBet 4 Weigh-in - August 2014

Losing ain’t so bad!

Today I paid for the first month of the DietBet 10. I’ll do my weigh-in today, with a goal of losing 34lbs in 5 months and at least holding that number for the sixth month. I’m nervous, and I’m putting my money down. It’s not a huge investment, but the payout would be nice, and…




To E.R. is human

Yesterday, Mache went to a Super Hero party. Yes, we dressed our little beauty as the Lord of the Sith and took her to attend a Super Hero party 🙂 Our daughter, it seems, took her role seriousy though and the method actress she is, she thought she’d work at sound like Darth Vadar as…




I got this, Dad.

Andromache and the Not-Quite-Disastrous Diaper

That clever little devil. This morning as I tried to sneak across the creak-bound wood floor to go back downstairs to make coffee I heard my darling daughter, restless in the bedroom as I walked up to the door. I stopped and listened but no major noises – just the stiring of “soon, father, soon…