Not just another Stumbling Blog.
Resistance has been stiff, to say the least. We have been attacked by DTS award luncheons, birthday parties, Mike Sherman losing the Aggies season opener, more carbs than we can count, and the enemy has won this battle. There are casualties, but no weight loss this week. Our intelligence sources state that the enemy is continuing their attack tomorrow morning with a daylight raid. They are hurling Six Flags at us! How will we survive this onslaught? Funnel cakes, corn dogs, hamburgers, french fries, fried anything (not as bad as the State Fair though. I am not exactly sure how we will cope with this attack, but I know we will survive. We may have to restart again on Phase 1 completely next week. I am now wearing two old pairs of jeans that I outgrew, the jeans I was wearing now look ridiculous, and my belt has a tongue longer than my dog’s. Even though no weight was lost this week, changes are still happening, and good ones at that. This is not a sprint, not even a marathon, it is for life. The diet even plans for holidays, birthdays, and the like. I still would like to lose about 15 more pounds by 9/22. That is doable, but maybe not on Phase 2, but then again, that is the way the diet works. Going back completely on Phase 1 is not the healthiest route, but I could get some big bucks if I drop those 15. In any case, I am wearing clothes that I last wore two years ago.
My weekly reports come on Sunday, he end of the diet week. The official weigh-in is at the first of the week, Monday morning. I am down a half pound for this week, 16.5 total.
Today I am in Aggie colors.Â Today is wear your team colors to work day.Â This is in honor of the college football season starting.Â I figured Aggie colors are better than Texas Ranger colors.Â They are my other favorite team, but are tanking after the All-Star break.Â That happens an awful lot.Â Many co-workers have noticed that I have lost weight and / or noticing that I am wearing old clothes again.Â I have been singing the praises of the South beach Diet.Â There has even been some political talk this morning.Â They also know I love Star Trek.Â So, my co-works know what college I went to, that I have lost some weight, I like Star Trek, and a very few may even know my political persuasion.Â Some may even know that I am a Christian.Â Great.Â Do my co-workers know Christ?Â Do I sing praises of my Savior, or just the praises of my diet?Â How do you preach in the workplace.Â I hope my example is good enough.Â Just something to think about.
That is all I have for now. Not a delicate piece of prose, but an update at least.
THE AGS HAVE BEAT t.u!Â THE AGS HAVE BEAT t.u.Â THE AGS HAVE BEAT t.u!
That pretty much sums up Friday.Â Thanksgiving was good.Â Mom E. stayed over until Friday too.Â We had a pleasant meal and good times.Â Friday was spent getting the house ready for Christmas, watching college football and taking Trey to the doctor’s.Â Thanks Hon!Â The doctor’s appt conflicted with a certain football game, so I got to stay home and watch football.
The Aggies did score on their first drive, and never looked back.Â The game was a close one thought.Â Maybe not as close as LSU and Arkansas, but it was close.Â Â The Ags stared 1st and 10, 2nd and 12. 3rd and 15, offsides, 3rd and 20, first down.Â What a way to start a game.Â They were up by three scores for parts of the game, and that is about the only time I felt secure, and that did not last long.Â A&M won the clock battle, and that won the game for us.
THE AGS HAVE BEAT t.u.! Â WHOOP!!!!
I mean, Gig ‘Em Aggies!!
In an unlikely turn of events, Texas A&M (8-3)Â WON their annual Thanksgiving grudge match against t.u. (don’t care about their record)Â We didn’t get to see much of the game but we did see the most important part – the go-ahead score and final interception which put the game away for the t-sips.
So all in all a good weekend.Â Coach Fran is probably thankful that he will keep his job another day.Â The Aggies end the regular season with a record of 9-3.Â Now we get to see what second-rate bowl the Ags get selected for.
Well last night was a good time.Â RC and SB came over and we had a fun time.Â RC is a much better griller than me, so I am learning the Jedi ways of grilling from the master.Â The chops did turn out well.Â I just supplied the grill, RC supplied his Jedi knowledge.Â The Aggie game was a nailbiter that turned out in “Zero U’s” favor.Â The final score was 17-16.Â The Aggies had some extrelemly poor play calling.Â I am not a rocket scientist, and I could even would have called different plays.
The one bright spot was that I signed up for AT&T DSL yesturday.Â The modem should arrive on the 9th, but why.Â I had the laptop on and found an unsecure wireless network in the area.Â Thanks neighbor!Â RC and I both did some surfing on someone elses network.Â What fun.Â Reminds me of the time, as a kid, when I would look through the trash at SMU and get login information and play a Star Trek text games on SMU’s mainframe.Â That is about as brazen as I got.Â I also found out that a guy, at church, has a wireless b router that he is no longer using and offered it to me.Â Beggers can not be chooses.Â I’ll use the b until I buy another g router.Â The bottleneck will still be the DSL line at least.
Speed, cost, accuracy. Choose two.