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Monday, January 26, 2015

DETECTING MY CRAZINESS

I hadn't meant it as a contest but . . . we have a winner!  Steve Glossin, my ex-pat friend from Northern California now retired from the military and living in Germany, hit it nearly spot on. Steve is the author of the blog Life is Good (Most of the Time) and several novels of international intrigue. He correctly identified yesterday's photos as close-ups of the sandstone slabs in my back yard altered with some photo-shopping colors.  I said "nearly" spot on because the slab in my header was not among those so altered.  But its neighbors were. So, as they say on the award shows, let's have a big round of applause for Steve.  It makes me think he may have had some type of military career as an analyst of some type. Congratulations, Steve.

Which brings us to celebratory Monday.  For the past two weeks I've been on not a diet exactly but an alteration of my lifestyle.  Much less booze, eating an early breakfast, avoiding fast food, and the like. This morning I'm proud to tell you the scale says I've lost 10 pounds. SWMBO would be quick to tell you that men always lose weight faster than women.  But I feel good about it if still not good about my weight.  The battle goes on.


Don't I look slimmer?  (Actually not much.  This picture was taken a few days ago.)  

Who knows how much weight I will lose when that beard comes off!

17 comments:

  1. I am on an off all sugar (if possible) and bread, cut carbs, fat is good diet since Jan 5. So far down 10-12 pounds which is like taking a bucket out of the ocean. I don't miss the sugar, but a potato every now and then sounds good and is now ok.

    Like you say hopefully a life style change. Sugar is poison.

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    1. Bravo Joeh! Congratulations. Keep up the good work. Maybe one of us will make People Magazine's Sexy Men list!

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  2. Bruce, thanks. Not an analyst, but a retired Logistics Warrant Officer. Perhaps that helped, or I just got lucky (grin). You do look skinny in the photo.

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    1. Now you're trying to butter me up. Oops, not on my diet! :)

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  3. You look like a character from a Marvel comics movie.

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  4. You look like a retired cold war spy. Contratulations on the weight loss.

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  5. Oh man I have to hate you a little bit - I've been trying to lose 10 pounds since January 1st! I'm actually UP. Sigh.

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  6. Such a nice way to avoid smiling...

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  7. Yes, you are crazy. I'd not fret about it, you have good company. As to the beard, I think I saw a brown hair in mine yesterday, but it was gone when I last looked.
    Cheers, Mike

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    1. Hey, Mike, great to be insulted by you! My sides have a dirty grey look to 'em, kind of like the slush in the Butte streets when some of the snow (finally) melts!

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  8. Wow! 10 pounds? I think you just shamed me into trying the same. Thanks for the inspiration. :)

    S

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  9. Congrats on the 10 pounds. I really need to do the same thing. I keep saying that but something always distracts me. Usually it's Mexican food.

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  10. Ten pounds is a very good start. You should be proud. I think you are wearing my husbands hat.

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