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8 Random Things about Me

So, thanks to Kurtopia, Blankbaby, and Stellargirl, I have been tagged THREE times with this meme. I must respond to this opening salvo, apparently.

Here is the Meme’s Signature (think of it as a PGP signature…only more nefarious, and less cool.)

  1. We have to post these rules before we give you the facts.
  2. Players start with eight random facts/habits about themselves.
  3. People who are tagged write their own blog post about their eight things and include these rules.
  4. At the end of your blog, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged and that they should read your blog.

And now, 8 random facts about me:

  1. I have eight tattoos on my body (the most visible of which are on my left forearm). Every one of them has significant meaning to me, personally. I’ll tell you about them if you ask.
  2. I used to have my tongue, my nipples, and my lower-lip pierced.
  3. I have been in love once, and in limerence innumerably.
  4. Madonna was my muse in high school.
  5. I feel like I’m at my most creative when I’m supremely depressed.
  6. I am a cancer survivor.
  7. I had a terrible tendency to get violently angry when I was a teenager (I blame the hormones).
  8. The toilet paper roll has to be positioned such that the paper rolls off the front rather than from the back.

And now, I choose not to tag anyone else, for fear of Meme-tribution!


Weigh-in: 292.2

This’ll be quick ’cause work is like busier than it’s ever been, with all the Hardware installs and the like.

I’m down to 292.2! That’s almost two-thirds of the way done with Phase 1, and I couldn’t be happier!

Phase 1:

Pounds: 19.9 / 31.2 (64%)

Weigh-in: 296.3

(UPDATE: Originally posted on 7/10, but forgot to click Publish!)

 It has been a dog’s age since I last posted a progress report about Project Joe Gets Fit. I have to say, it have been reluctant to get on the scale, mostly because I was sure I hadn’t lost any weight, and probably more trepidatiously, sure I had gained weight, too!

Last week was a holiday weekend, and the gym was closed on Wednesday. The week before, I was in Seattle for a meeting with the Windows Live Team at Microsoft. My Dieting skillz usually are hampered while travelling.

I did go to the gym a handful of times (even at the Hotel’s fitness center while in Seattle).

Am I disappointed that I didn’t lose any more weight? Yes. Am I angry at myself? Only partly.

The reality is that I didn’t gain any weight back, which means that I’m still making healthy choices for my diet, and burning just enough calories in exercise to make up for the calorie-binging. It is a marathon, not a sprint, and I’m still committed to completing the phases of this Project ON-TIME!

I talked to my brother, John, briefly a couple of times over the last few months. He’s quite proud of my progress, which to me is very high praise considering how fit I believe John is (although he keeps maintaining that he’s out-of-shape, blah blah blah). I don’t believe that for a second considering he’s in the Army! They don’t let their peeps get out of shape. Thanks for the support John! Come home safe!

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