March 1st. Just a few thoughts as I begin to refresh and bring this Blog and site up to full power.
I am semi-retired. Still working on a limited basis. Actually working part time. Sort of consultant. My Uncle Dan, says…” A consultant is someone you call in from out of town to share the blame.”
It is more than just a little bit embarrassing to look back and the first thing I see is that I posted last March about SXSW 2017. Well don’t look now but, it is SXSW 2018 time. For me it starts March 8th and again I have my film badge and can’t wait to jump in and experience all that SXSW can offer.
My health is just a little bit better than reasonable. Weight is 12 lbs. less than last year at this same time. To keep it short…I am actively working on my overall health.
Michele and I are doing better than I deserve. She is incredible and such a positive influence on my life. She is probably wondering, why she picked me. However, I call “No Backs!”
Oh! And a Dog! We now have an eleven-month-old Yellow Lab puppy named Auggie. (Christmas Photo Below)
Here’s hoping everyone is healthy, happy and enjoying life.
After a twenty-three-year career in the traffic control and barricade industry, I have decided to retire on December 31, 2017.
I have had the pleasure of working with many great people over the years. Together we have made a significant impact on the growth and business success of both N-Line Traffic Maintenance and AWP Traffic Services.
I will always look back with fondness having had the opportunity to work with so many great people. I think of so many of you as friends and not just co-workers. Hopefully during my time with you, I have been able to help you with your careers and maybe in some small way your personal lives.
There is a lot more to come in the years ahead
March 10th was the first day at SXSW and it was a fun learning experience. Went the wrong direction in the convention center…missed my first scheduled session. As I was standing in front of one of the Exhibit Halls trying to re-group. I realized the Cory Richards-National Geographic Photographer and mountain climber was about to speak in 20 minutes. Went in got a great seat and texted Jennifer and Jo-anna to join me…What a presentation!
The day ended by seeing the movie Colossal staring Anne Hathaway and Jason Sudeikis. Fantastic Q&A. fun dark comedy. #sheiscolossal.
Excited about upcoming SXSW 2017!
My first time to really badge up and dive into the middle of everything.
I want to be able to post on twitter and this blog while I'm on the go.
So I thought I would see if I could actually post a blog from my cell.
After a corporate event at the end of May this year I realized that I had gained almost all my weight back from what was a successful program three years ago.
Today I have lost 21 lbs. in the last 8 weeks. I have moved the recumbent exercise bike inside the house and I am riding it 5 to 6 days a week. Today I can stay at for 30 minutes at a time. When I first started I could hardly go 5 minutes at the lowest resistance. I am able to mow my own yard again. Although I am not too sure that should have been a goal.
I am using the Weight Watchers app/online to track my daily food and activity. And it is working.
So for now I just needed to share that you can start over and not give up. I wish all the folks that have rejoined ATX 100 and Paul Carrozza all the best. You can find them on Facebook...ATX100
I will try to catch up with you soon.
I just keep trying, but I am not making in real progress. I have drawn a line in the sand and refuse to gain any more weight. 395 lbs. is it! Still down from where I was years ago 410 lbs. These last few years is the first time in my life I haven't gained back all the weight I have lost...plus some.
Some good news for some of you, Paul Carrozza has restarted the ATX 100 program and you can find him and a lot of the original group on Facebook.
Don't know why I picked today to start blogging again....
Oh well...try to stay healthy and enjoy life.
Happily Married to Michele and living in central Texas.