Tom Coughlin signing his book at Barnes & Noble
this blog has been mostly travel and weight loss journey with the occasional foray into sports. Today, is one of those forays because I just finished reading the best book I’ve read in a very long time. Tom Coughlin’s Earn the Right to Win.
I don’t tend to put athletes on pedestals because Here, There be Dragons or Tigers or whichever term for danger you prefer. It generally comes to no good end. Celebrities, athletes or otherwise, are just everyday people who live their lives in the spotlight. That’s no . . . → Keep Going: Tom Coughlin: Earn the Right to Win
NFL. Weight Loss. Life. My attempt at blogging. Anything but the Yankees.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m absolutely thrilled with the Giants being 3-2 and two strong wins, but there are a lot of crap teams in the NFL. Not crap as in “oh my god they’re awful”, but crap as in “really? You didn’t know you needed to show up all four quarters?” But of course, I’m watching all of it. I am a junkie.
I shouldn’t be calling 51 lbs lost mediocre, I know that. I’m just in a rut and it’s frustrating. Shouldn’t be, because it’s on . . . → Keep Going: Shades of Mediocrity
I don’t agree with, but I can at least understand, some of the logic behind calling for Tom Coughlin’s head. People are frustrated with on field product and it’s on Coach to make players play. Fine. Don’t think it’s Coach’s fault that there’s been some sloppy and unprofessional (ripping helmets off) play, but I can see a scapegoat. Moving on from that.
But Reese? I’m not even talking about the Super Bowl honeymoon. Issues in the last 2.5 seasons have been injuries and inconsistent play. Is Kiwi suddenly a bad draft because he got hurt? Ditto Chad Jones . . . → Keep Going: So now we’re after Reese’s head too?
or something like that. One of many good points that my weight watchers leader often makes. Wasn’t sure how/if that would apply in the case of this week’s gain because I’d been up and down over the course of the week. Well as of this evening’s scale hop (serial weigher, guilty as charged) after a lot of water, it’s all gone.
Even with the increased calories of the wings and the dressing, I knew I had not possibly gained 4lbs. I’d have exploded if I’d eaten 14K extra calories. One of the things this weight loss journey and the . . . → Keep Going: Quick gain is a quick loss
I seem to be one of the few people wholly unsurprised by the change from Kolb to Michael Vick.
In the week 1 loss to the Packers I mentioned (tweet 1, 2, 3 4and 5) that I didn’t see Kolb as the starting QB. A stopgap ala Leinart/Anderson, but not a franchise QB ala McNabb.
The concussion in week 1 helped Andy Reid, but I don’t think this was a move he didn’t plan to make. Reportedly, he liked the idea of coaching Vick right from the moment he was reinstated and I think that is the reason he traded . . . → Keep Going: Vick and the Eagles
…except when it is one.
and it has been one in the past too. It also tends to go back to its roots and turn into a travel blog, there may be more of that later.
Lots more photos of the trip. Public link should work – if you have any issues please let me know.
There were two things that made yesterday’s shellacking better. Not OK, but better:
* I vowed to have a good time no matter what happened. Life is too short to have a long weekend ruined by the game outcome. And . . . → Keep Going: it’s not a football blog…
Statue at the UN
What was that I said the other day about diminishing activity points?!
MONSTER day today w 1487 calories burned, good for 14 APs. The thing is? I totally could have gone longer.
It started after my Weight Watchers meeting this morning (up point 2, totally expected after some not great food choices this week and big losses the last two weeks). It was a gorgeous day and I was trying to stretch my errands out as long as possible, i.e. the furthest Modells and branch of the library*. I had moderate success with that . . . → Keep Going: Monster AP Day
% Pounds Lost Date 10 20.9 4/27 WI 20 41.8 7/28 WI 25 52.25 30 62.7 33 68.97 40 83.6
When I first joined Weight Watchers I was curious how they set mini goals as percentages. I shouldn’t say I like absolutes as I still haven’t set a goal, but I really don’t like %s. They don’t mean as much to me when I have to do the math. I guess I prefer to think in decades. Still, I decided tonight to think about the percentages. I had no idea how close I was to 25% until I did the . . . → Keep Going: It’s all about the percentages
because really, I’ve killed a ton of brain cells on that this week, with no reward as of yet I’m so glad it’s football season, I just wish it was year-round. On the plus side, my gym is getting Direct TV which means NFL Network. WooHOO! Just like this summer where I began spending more time at the gym for its AC, it seems as if I’ll be spending time there for their TV. So maybe football does translate to APs.
Like many trying to lose weight, I wear a heart rate monitor to track calories burned/APs while working out. . . . → Keep Going: Can I get APs for stressing over my fantasy football league?
with Eli Manning 5/2/2010
I’m still bouncing over meeting Eli Manning this morning. Gatorade/GNC had an event for National Signing Day here in NYC and I went and lined up. Wasn’t as crazy as some who camped out over night but I stood for three hours in the sun. Can I get some add’l APs for that? I didn’t even track the walking to and from the subway because I wasn’t wearing my HRM and basically count that as part of what I did pre WW anyway.
I look at some photos and want to cringe. I can’t even . . . → Keep Going: a good day *and* a photo I don’t hate?