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MCASKEY6's Blogs

A new challenge I wasn't expecting
Wednesday, August 24, 2016      1 comments

I have been gaining and losing the same five pounds for some time now. I know I'm not purely innocent, I've had a few bouts of not eating right or working out as much as I should. But there's also been a barrier that no amount of e... Read more
Going philosophical
Friday, August 19, 2016      5 comments

What do I want to weigh? I've been thinking about this lately and I've been realizing more and more that, 1) I don't know and 2) I don't care. I want a flat stomach. I don't want saggy rolls of skin over the top of my jeans. I don'... Read more
Breaking my two week break.
Friday, August 19, 2016      2 comments

I can't explain what happened, but for the last two weeks I just haven't had the motivation to get up and go to the gym. I still bike to work. I still take a half hour walk at lunch, and I still climb the stairs to the sixth floor a few ti... Read more
Complaints about Rain
Wednesday, August 10, 2016      2 comments

Now, don't get me wrong, I love the rain. I love the romance of gray, overcast skies, and long drizzling afternoons. I love rain more than I love warm, sunny spring days. Really, I should be living in Seattle or London, someplace that rain is... Read more
Researching Me
Tuesday, August 09, 2016      3 comments

Back in 2012, when I first started getting serious about my weight, I didn't bike, I didn't go to the gym, I didn't walk much, I didn't eat vegetables, I did eat red meat at nearly every meal, and I had no concept of portion control. I ha... Read more
Thursday, August 04, 2016      4 comments

I have no one and nothing to blame but myself. I was up on time, I was dressed, I was ready to go to the gym, and I just didn't. I just sat there, and fiddled with my computer until nearly 6:30am. Then I decided that I just wasn't motiv... Read more
Time vortex?
Tuesday, August 02, 2016      2 comments

I got up at 5:20am. I put on my workout clothes, took out the trash, sat down to drink some water, and ended up IM'ing a friend. All very normal morning stuff. I then looked up and it was 6:40am. I have no idea what happened to al... Read more
I didn't hit my time, but I still win!!!
Friday, July 29, 2016      5 comments

I ran this morning and I didn't hit my time of two miles in under 27:40. Instead I did 28:10. But I ran this morning, and that's a win. I hate to run. I have yet to find that glorious space that avid runners talk about, where it makes ... Read more
Aspire Assist?
Wednesday, July 27, 2016      5 comments

I ran across this device and I have to say, I'm disturbed. I don't want to step on anyone's feelings, and there very well could be someone out there who found this to be a true life saver. But for me, it's just touching too closely o... Read more
Gross out, for health
Tuesday, July 26, 2016      1 comments

I like those "Top Ten" type videos. They are entertaining and they can be very informative. Last night, I ran across a top ten grossest things about fast food. Normally, I don't really go for the gross top tens, but I figured if it wa... Read more
Time to kick up the weights.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016      4 comments

Tuesdays and Thursdays I do some cardio and weights. Usually, I walk away from the machines barely able to lift my arms. Today, however, I walked away, not really feeling it. Thursday I think it's time to increase the weight. It'... Read more
My New Year's Resolutions Update.
Monday, July 25, 2016      1 comments

My new year's resolutions have languished, ignored, and forgotten for months. But recently, they've been circling back to the forefront of my brain. My resolutions where: 1) Get my roommate to help more 2) Reduce TV 3) Lose weight ... Read more
The Diabolical Universe.
Monday, July 25, 2016      2 comments

My cat was frisky yesterday, and ended spilling his water dish. I, of course, didn't realize it until I slipped in the water. I didn't hit the ground, but in steadying myself I did pull a muscle in my shoulder and neck. To make thin... Read more
To weigh or not to weigh II
Saturday, July 23, 2016      3 comments

My struggle is, the scale rules me. Even if I'm seeing results in other areas, better fitting clothes, more energy, lifting heavier weights, etc. if the scale is up, I feel down. I get angry with myself and the process, and end up feeli... Read more
To weigh or not to weigh?
Thursday, July 21, 2016      7 comments

There is no high like stepping on the scale at the end of the week and seeing that the number has dropped. On the other hand, there is no low like stepping on the scale and finding that number has gone up, stayed the same, or hasn't dropp... Read more

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