Been a while since I’ve posted here. If you don’t count that email test. That was just goofing around.
So, what’s going on? I’ve got a new job working at Google. So far, I’m having a blast. But there’s a lot to learn. I can easily imagine taking a year to learn how to fit in. For now, I’m just taking things one step at a time.
Because of the new job, and the fact that it takes 1.5 hours to commute to the office, one way, I’ve not had any time to play World of Warcraft. So, for now, my subscription has lapsed. But that could change at any time. Every day I’m tempted to resubscribe and play. Could happen today, in fact. Is that a sign of addiction?
I continue to lose weight. This is a planned thing, not some wasting disease. I’ve been losing weight steadily for the last two years. When I started I weighed over 190. I now weigh about 158. So a loss of something like 35 pounds. The trick has been to take things very slowly. Nonsense about losing weight in weeks is, well, nonsense. I’ve gone for as long as a month without seeing a weight loss. Sometimes longer. What did I do to lose weight? Portion control and exercise. I started by scaling back my portions. That was good for about 15 pounds, I think. Then I started exercising. At first it was running. I got the CouchTo5K app for my iPhone and worked my way up to running for 45 minutes. I was only doing it 3 times a week, though. And then winter hit and I stopped running completely. I ride our stationary bike instead. I now ride for 45 minutes every day. Riding daily has been a big help, I think. Especially since the amount of food available at work is no joke. It takes serious effort not to be eating all the time. I think the daily exercise is the one thing that saving me from ballooning back up to 200 pounds or more.
But enough about me. Wait. This is a blog. I guess it’s all about me. If I manage to post again anytime soon, maybe I talk about what I’m watching on Netflix these days. Or books I’m reading. Or maybe I’ll be back to WoW.
Edit: Hmm. Maybe I should read old posts before posting again. I see I covered the whole CouchTo5k thing before. In detail. Sorry about that.