Blasts from the Past

I was meandering around the Web Archive “Wayback Machine” trying to find some of my old content and I came across my first blog. It wasn’t anything fancy but it’s memories from 10 years ago that I want to preserve by re-posting them here. If you knew me 10 years ago, enjoy this blast from the past!

Well I’ve finished nearly another month on the Fat Flush Plan. To date I’ve lost 18.5lbs and a total of 18.5″ (combined from bust, waist, hips and thighs). I am now only 23.5lbs away from my goal weight! My body fat % is also down from 38% to 25%, with a healthy range being 15-22% for women, so I know I still have a ways to go, but I’m getting there! :o)

YES! I bought a pair of size 10 jeans today and THEY FIT GREAT! Size 12 jeans bye bye! :o) I feel so slim and sexy now! (and just wait til I get down to size 8!).

Well its been a month – long past due to update this thing! Since my last entry I’d just started on the Fat Flush diet. Before I started I had done a pre-flush from May 24th til June 15th. So since I started my pre-flush I’ve lost 15.5lbs, and 14.5″ off my frame! Yes! Now I just have 26.5lbs more til my goal weight of 125lbs (you do the math). And I’m betting I’ll fit into size 4s by the time I get to that weight! :o)

Today I’m starting day 4 on the 14 day “phase one” of the “fat flush plan”. The primary goal of phase one is to detox the liver, with the side benefit of weight loss. So far I’ve lost 6lbs! The diet has been wonderful – and its so healthy. I feel great, I’m not hungry and this is the first time in over a year I’ve been down in the low 150’s on weight! My goal is to get down to 125 by the end of phase 2 of this plan (phase 2 transitions you back into a more normal eating pattern, while still maintaining a healthy way to look at food). I’m so psyched about this! :o)

Starting a new diet/exercise plan today. Its called the “Fat Flush” plan. If it works as advertised, I hope to lose about 30lbs and finally be a healthy weight. I am also hoping it will help me get my thighs to a more normal size (so they are no longer wider than my hips!). If you want to see how I’m doing, I’m keeping a seperate journal of my weight, measurements, exercise, sleep and food intake.

I’m very excited about this program – it seems very well balanced and with only some experimentation with this plan in the past 2-3 weeks I’ve already lost 7lbs. So it looks *very* promising!

Last weekend I had a lot of fun – went out with 7 friends to a comedy club, and then partied in downtown Denver afterwards. Sunday was “chores” day – grocery shopping, laundry and of course more work on stripping and sanding my chest of drawers to get it ready to repaint.

This week the weather is kinda crappy – 50s and 60s with rain. We need the rain but I’d prefer it to be a little warmer. Today I’m also facilitating a pretty big meeting because my manager got called into another meetings. I hope I’m prepared!!

A long weekend comes to a close. The weather was warm, which was great. I went to see “Down with Love” with Shannon on Saturday, and did some grocery shopping. Sunday I started my “big project” … striping the paint from the old chest of drawers I found so that I can repaint it. I haven’t decided what color(s) I will paint it yet, but it needs to compliment the sage green theme I have in my room – but I don’t think it will become sage green or there will be too much of that color. So far I’ve gotten all the paint off the drawers and one layer off of the chest … it will take a couple more days of effort to get the several layers of paint off of it entirely. Then next weekend I’ll need to do some sanding as well before it can be painted.

Well here I am alone again … (hmm isn’t that a song?). Phil had to break the romance off last night. Its partly because he’s still on the rebound from his ex-girlfriend, which didn’t surprise me … they had only broken up about 6 months before. I remember when I got out of my relationship with Barthold I wasn’t really ready to be in a relatinship again either. I think the only reason Justin and I lasted a year was that he was so far away and we didn’t see each other much.

Well life goes on I suppose. I do hope Phil and I can stay friends. I don’t meet too many people who like things like museums and symphonies and operas and can talk about Dr. Who, Tripods, and Star Trek too.

I’ve had another wonderful weekend. Yesterday I participated in the MS Walk (for the Multiple Sclorosis foundation). I was able to raise $90 for the 3 mile walk. Afterwards my feet were so sore I treated myself to a pedicure and a long nap.

Yesterday evening I attended a performance of the Boulder Chorale in Boulder, CO. Phil is in the Bass section and it was a beautiful performance. The entire Choral was outstanding, but the solo performer was absolutely magnificient.

After the performance a group of us headed to Phil’s favorite Irish pub in Boulder and I had a chance to meet his mom and sister. They are both really great people. All in all I had a wonderful Saturday.

Today all I’ve done is nap and relax. Tomorrow I travel to California again and I need to get up super early .. so I need my rest. Oh and my black mollies had babies that survived (normally the mollies eat their young). I’ve counted up to 7 so far! I don’t think I’ll be needing any new fish in the near future!

Well I just finished a fantastic weekend. I saw Phil again and we went with Peter and Nicky to see the Cubs vs. Rockies baseball, then we all hung out in downtown Denver and browsed a bookstore and had dinner. Then Phil and I went to my favorite club, “SingSing” and stayed til about midnight. We had a blast, although poor Phil might have overworked his singing voice (sorry!). Next Saturday I plan on attending the performance of the Boulder Chorale, after a morning of attempting to complete the MS Walk for the 3rd year in a row.

In the mean time I’m home this week, with another trip to California slated on May 5. The trips are valuable, but tiring.

Well yet again a lot has happened since my last entry. I’ve been dating a wonderful man named Phillip. We’ve been on three dates so far and I’ve enjoyed every one of them. (Well ok the last date was really sort of a party we both attended but to me it counts!). It just amazes me how much we have in common in terms of interests. This is such a refreshing change from past dating experiences so far.

Also my entire social life is kicking into high gear. My friend Shannon, from grad school, has moved back to town and holds regular “girls nights” at her place. Peter and Nicky are going with us to a comedy club this week and in a week and a half we’re all going to a Cubs vs. Rockies baseball game at Coors Field.

Shannon also wants to go to the opera or see a symphony, and we thought we’d get our respective dating partners to join us. Phillip is into classical music, which is so cool. No kicking and screaming to get him to go! :o)

Well its April Fool’s Day. Its been awhile since I’ve wanted to write down something, but a lot has been going on. I’ve got a nice 10 gallon aquarium going with 8 creatures living in it now – 1 goldfish, 2 black mollies, 4 neon tetras and 1 snail. I have room for perhaps 2-4 more fish but I’ll wait about a month to see how these do first.

I am also getting a programmable thermostat put into my apartment, which will help me better regulate tempurature. I’m also getting a new dishwasher put in .. all at no cost!

I’ve recently joined the Denver chapter of No Kidding! Its an organization for singles and couples that have consciously chosen not to have children. They have regular events, like book clubs and bowling nights and such. It sound like a fun thing to be able to go do.

Just finished a whole week at work without my supervisor Cathy being there. Thankfully it was a quiet week.

After work I went shopping and bought a new, larger aquarium. 10 Gallons this time, up from the 3 gallon one I had my goldfish in. It was a lot of fun to set up and once the water was properly treated, little fishy seemed quite happy with his new home. I will give it a week before I buy some friends for fishy though.

Its been a few days since I felt like writing. I was feeling depressed and had no idea why until I realized yesterday, this month is the 20th anniversary of my father’s death, and next month is the 20th anniversary of my grandfather’s death.

Last night I was able to get my mind off by going to a girls night party at my friend Shannon’s house. Lots of wine, food and good conversation helped.

I’ve been in California since Sunday. Its been a very busy week, as it always is when I travel. The personal training class I had yesterday went very well. Finally I have a deeper understanding of our Web link checking tool, Watchfire.

We were supposed to launch a redesigned section of the site, but thatgot halted when the new download center page wouldn’t work in Netscape 4.x. Finally getting that resolved today so we might still be able to launch.

I’ve been enjoying staying at the Sheraton again, and eating at the hotel restaurant. I think this is one of the best hotel restaurants I’ve yet eaten at.

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