Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Day 720 - Memory

This will sound like a broken record.  I sincerely don't know where my mind is at.  Last night, I went to the market to buy an order of salsa.  Between leaving the market and home, I lost the salsa, most likely still at the market itself.  So today I have to go back there and get another tub.

109/67/49 167.6lb 90 mg/DL

Monday, July 30, 2012

Day 719 - Vitamin Blood Test

Coming on the heel of the blood donation this past Saturday, I have to had my usual vitamin blood test this morning in preparation for my bariatric surgerical followup next week.  Lets hope that the lab will be done by then.

100/69/61 168lb 94 mg/DL

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Day 718 - End of Week 103

08-07-2010 Front
08-07-2010 Side

07-29-2012 Front
07-29-2012 Side

As I mentioned yesterday I did my bi-monthly blood donation yesterday.  I'm still feeling under powered even though I've drank a lot of water.  Blood donation is not a way to loose weight.

107/70/49 167lb 87 mg/DL
Week to Week 1.0 lb

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Day 717 - KLOS Blood Drive

Today is the last day for KLOS Blood Drive.  Unfortunately, I typically don't donate blood on week days, thus I didn't get the ticket I wanted.  I guess Buddy Guy is still very popular with the blood doners.

119/77/48 166.blb 91 mg/DL

Friday, July 27, 2012

Day 716 - Friday's Flower

Is it my imagination, or is Costco's flower from Montebello getting smaller?

124/75/52 166lb 87 mg/DL

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Day 715 - Jellybean

This past weekend, I fully upgraded my phone to 4.1.1 Jellybean.  The experience for the most part has been positive, with some noticeable oddness.  I'm still waiting for the screen shield for my Nexus 7 to actually get delivered so I can start using that tablet, which is what I'll be using away from home.  Surprisingly enough, my old tablet XOOM is also getting a Jellybean upgrade, so I'll be waiting for that.

124/75/52 167.6lb 89 mg/DL

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Day 714 - Waiting

The next couple of days are interesting for me.  On Saturday, I'll be donating blood again.  And on Monday, I'll have my bariatric surgery followup blood test, this is the 12 tubes extravaganza.  Next week is also the start of my Jury duty, and I'm still trying to get my new driver license from the ever efficient DMV.  I also need to get passport picture taken so I can get new sets of passport made to actually reflect my current appearance.  So, busy times.

119/79/63 168lb 87 mg/DL

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Day 713 - Reading

The past couple of weeks, I went through a couple of novels, Redshirts, a loving parody of Star Trek from John Scalzi about the none feature extras that gets killed off before the first commercial to demonstrate to the audience that the situation is serious.  How would they feel about this once they realize their role in their universe.  This is one of the easiest Sci-Fi novel I can think of to get adopted into movie.  The story is rather short, and the cheesiness of the special effect is actually a feature rather than budget restriction.  Furthermore, about 2/3 into the story, the story will veer off in a complete different direction, making the special effect a non-issue.

I've also finish Joe Abercrombie's The First Law Trilogy.  It's not for everyone.  Currently reading the follow up stand-alone novel Best Served Cold.  My problem is that once I'm done with this novel and the next one in this universe The Heroes, I'll be without more Abercrombie until October when Red Country comes out.  At least I didn't have to wait 2 years in between novels.

106/74/44 167.8lb 96 mg/DL

Monday, July 23, 2012

Day 712 - Back to the Gym

Last week, I was on-call, and due to some serious scheduling mixed up, I only got to go to the gym once.  I'm trying not to make that a habit, and went for my 15 minutes of exercise today.  If I feel well enough tomorrow, perhaps I'll go again.

112/72/53 167.8lb 87 mg/DL

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Day 711 - End of Week 102

08-07-2010 Front
08-07-2010 Side

07-22-2012 Front
07-22-2012 Side

I have to juggle my schedule a bit this morning in order to catch the latest Batman movie.  Due to being on-call last weekend, I didn't get a chance to do my Sunday mall crawl.  I did about 4 lapse this time around.  It's cheaper than turning on the AC.

117/77/71 168lb 81 mg/DL
Week to Week 1.2lb

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Day 710 - Android 4.1 Jellybean

A couple of weeks ago, when Android 4.1 Jellybean was leaked out of Google I/O conference, I tried out a couple of hack version.  Unfortunately, I have to totally wipe my phone after one of the kernel turns out to be somewhat incompatible, and I cannot restore it correctly.

The source code was release recently, so I had a bit of time today to install the current crop of software.  This time around, my result is much better.  So much so, I'm thinking about using this going forward.  There is still a couple of things I'm thinking about changing, but I'm very happy with this version.

123/77/60 165.8lb 94 mg/DL

Friday, July 20, 2012

Day 709 - More Late Night Work

Another day of late night work.  Fortunately for me, tomorrow is Saturday, and I can sleep in.

116/69/61 167lb 94 mg/DL

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Day 708 - Back On Track

After the day of no exercise, I went back to my normal routine, and feel just fine.  Still a bit sleepy, but otherwise ok.

116/67/51 168.2lb 84 mg/DL

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Day 707 - Skipping Exercise

I had 3 hours of sleep this morning due to the late night work.  When I wake up (one hour later than usual), I know I'm not in any shape to do my usual exercise.  Even now as I type this, I'm still not feeling right on my legs.  Well, that's one day that I'm not doing my exercise.

118/77/47 169.8lb 88 mg/DL

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Day 706 - Trouble with Network

Not sure if it's the cable company's network or the UPS on the router, but network at home have been very flaky.  This is a bit of issue when I have to work from home.

118/83/58 169.6lb 105 mg/DL

Monday, July 16, 2012

Day 705 - Physical Examination

Today is my annual physical examination.  This year, with me being 42, I get additional prostate examination.  Fun.  Everything is normal, although the doctor does advice me on cutting back on salt to get rid of water retention issue I seemed to be having with my angles.

116/71/52 170.6lb 90 mg/DL

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Day 704 - End of Week 101

08-07-2010 Front
08-07-2010 Side

07-15-2012 Front
07-15-2012 Side

This past week have been very humid.  So much so, I felt really dehydrated.

119/78/52 169.2lb 89 mg/DL
Week to Week 0.8lb

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Day 703 - Busy

Frankly I don't remember much about today, other than doing groceries restocking and other tasks.  I do remember falling asleep due to exhaustion and dehydration.

124/73/52 167.8lb 86 mg/DL

Friday, July 13, 2012

Day 702 - Really Tired

I literally ran out of energy yesterday at about 7:30PM.  I have to forcibly wake myself up at 8PM, ate dinner and then go back to sleep.  I surprise myself when I was able to finish my morning exercise.  Even now, my shin is still complaining to me.

120/80/53 167.6lb 95 mg/DL

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Day 701 - Working From Home

I work from home today, in anticipate of doing some very early in the morning issue.  While that didn't come up, I did spend 2-3 hours on phone with a completely different issue.  The major benefit of working from home is the 90 minutes I get back from the time spend driving.  Of course, I get to work the whole day wearing gym shorts.

Unfortunately, we don't use air condition in my house, and the day is unusually humid, which reminds me of my birthplace, Taiwan.

111/75/56 169lb 99 mg/DL

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Day 700 - Tire

I got to the gym rather late, and for some reason, I just don't have the energy to do the full set today.  Perhaps I should try it tomorrow again.

110/72/47 169.8lb 98 mg/DL

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Day 699 - Another Late Post

This is a late post, for which there are excuses.  It's support meeting night, and I actually have to race home to do schedule work related tasks.

127/79/56 170.6lb 86 mg/DL

Monday, July 9, 2012

Day 698 - End of Month 23

One week from now, I'll be having my annual physical examination, and of course, that means I need to get my blood drawn.  Doing this usually messed up my morning routine.  What I didn't realized is that it also kind of messed up my afternoon routine as I completely forgot to bring my gym clothing to gym, thus cut short my workout today.  I cannot make it up tomorrow, since I have support meeting to attend to.

Today is also the 23 months since my surgery.  Nothing much to report, other than I'm still fairly stable.

111/67/45 170.4lb 95 mg/DL
Month to Month -4.8lb

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Day 697 - End of Week 100

08-07-2010 Front
08-07-2010 Side

07-08-2012 Front
07-08-2012 Side

Hum.  100 weeks after my surgery.  I really don't feel any differently than a couple of weeks ago.

105/71/56 170lb 93 mg/DL
Week to Week -1.8 lb

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Day 696 - Grinding Act III Nightmare Mode

I'm slowly advancing various characters through Nightmare mode of Diablo III in Act III.  I began to noticed how some of the other players are very deficient in health.  One of the player in last night's game have 1/10 of my own health.  He dies a lot.

102/67/62 167.6lb 98mg/DL

Friday, July 6, 2012

Day 695 - Friday's Flower

This is the picture for today's flower I placed at Rose Hills.

It certainly came out much better than the last two week's red roses.

109/62/61 168.4lb 86 mg/DL

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Day 694 - Fireworks

I was supposed to go to the gym today.  Unfortunately due to staying up late to watch 4th of July fireworks, I basically exhausted myself and almost fall asleep on my way back from work.  Well, here's one picture from last night's firework at Torrence Beach.

114/72/64 168lb 86 mg/DL

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Day 693 - Will to Commit to Exercise

Today is 4th of July.  Unfortunately for me, I forgot to turn off the alarm that wakes me up at 4:30AM.  For the past 2 weeks or so, my left angle have been feeling sprang or just tightness in the morning.  This have really bother me about exercise.

This morning, I decided to forgo my usual exercise and see if a full day of absolutely no exercise will help.  Unfortunately for me, I cancelled that in the afternoon, just as the uninsulated room that houses treadmill is heating up.  I will say that I sweat much more than usual, not exactly sure if that's a good or bad thing.

128/85/58 168.4lb 92 mg/DL

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Day 692 - New Suit

I had originally thought to pen something else this morning.  Work intervene, and I totally lost the train of thought.  I bought a couple of suits 2 weeks ago, mainly on the theory that I should own suits that actually fits me, right now.  Those suits were ready on Saturday, and I wore one to work today.  No, I'm not interviewing for anything.  I just want to see how well the suit holds up, and it works remarkably well.  Here's what I look like at the end of the day.

I really should try for a better pose, but I was in a hurry to start my holiday.

115/69/51 169.4lb 90 mg/DL

Monday, July 2, 2012

Day 691 - Tired

For some reason in today's gym, I just feel tired.  I had to stop at 20 minutes.  Perhaps I wasn't properly hydrated when I start.

110/70/63 169lb 87 mg/DL

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Day 690 - End of Week 99

08-07-2010 Front
08-07-2010 Side

07-01-2012 Front
07-01-2012 Side

After a week of doing public games, I managed to get all of my tooks up to at least level 38, which is the minimum level for doing Act II.  This means for some of the charcters, I literally have to go back a couple of times just to farm experiences.  Act II was much tougher than I remember it.  At least for my wizard.

109/70/49 168.8lb 104 mg/DL
Week to Week -2.2 lb