One fat geek's SUCCESSFUL attempt to regenerate into a not-so-fat geek by watching the entirety of Doctor Who while walking on a treadmill

Let's Hope that Many Hands Will Make the Lights Work

Let's Hope that Many Hands Will Make the Lights Work

What a day. I had two more performances of the show I am in (the second one of which was plagued with minor costume issues and one almost-disaster that turned out just fine). My wife and I got the last of the Christmas decorations down, and she has started putting them up. I keep saying that tomorrow is the day I will put up the outdoor lights, so... maybe tomorrow is really the day? We'll see how late I sleep. I have another matinee performance tomorrow. And yes, I did watch the second half of my current Doctor Who story.

So let's talk about that (briefly).

First Things First, But Not Necessarily In That Order

First Things First, But Not Necessarily In That Order

We have been talking about re-doing the upstairs floor in our house for a while now, and a few weeks ago we finally decided to go ahead and do it. We picked out our new hardwood floor, ordered the materials, and yesterday they arrived at the store. So this morning I took a van and picked up 29 boxes of wood planks, plus underlayment and trim pieces, and brought them home. First I had to unload them into our garage, which wasn't bad - only a few steps from the van to the ground. Later in the day I had to carry each 52.6 lb box from the garage, up the stairs, and then into one of our bedrooms so that the wood can acclimate properly for a few days. Twenty nine trips, hauling that weight up the steps and then carefully stacking the boxes. As I was doing it, though, it occurred to me: as exhausting as it was, and as heavy as those boxes seemed, the weight of me plus the box going up the stairs was actually less than my total body weight only nine months ago. I used to haul that weight up the stairs, and everywhere else, all day every day. No wonder I was exhausted all the time. Honestly, I don't think that nine months ago I could have moved 1,500+ lbs of wood planking upstairs by myself, I would have had to pay someone to do it. Today I certainly broke a sweat doing it, but it got done and in a fairly short amount of time. Yay!

On top of that, I spent an hour on the treadmill today watching Tom Baker dress up like a cactus. So let's talk about that.

Don't Cross Your Bridges Before They're Hatched

Don't Cross Your Bridges Before They're Hatched

Good news! I survived my debilitating illness. Ok, honestly, I had a head cold for about a day and a half, no big deal. But I'm sure I almost died! I was feeling mostly better yesterday, but didn't want to risk pushing myself too quickly and getting sick again. Today I was up and at 'em, and hit the treadmill for the second half of The Leisure Hive (finally!).

So let's talk about that.

Recovery Day

Nov 29 2017
Recovery Day

The good news is, I feel 90% better. If I didn't have six performances of Annie in the next few days I would probably even push myself to get back on the treadmill today. That being said, the wiser course is to take another day of rest so that I am on top of my game tomorrow when the curtain opens. The Leisure HIve will have to wait another day.

Sick Day

Nov 28 2017
Sick Day

I have a terrible case of the Man Flu. Getting on the treadmill seems like a bad idea, so I am taking the day off (plus taking lots of vitamin C, et cetera). I'll finish The Leisure Hive tomorrow.

Welcome to the 80's

Welcome to the 80's

Well here we are, the era of Doctor Who that I grew up with. Today's viewing began Tom Baker's final season as the Doctor, and ushered in a completely new era to the show. New opening credits, new logo, a new arrangement of the theme music, completely different incidental music, a new costume for the Doctor all in burgundy (including the iconic scarf), and the first appearance of the question marks on the collar. There hasn't big this big a change in the look and feel of the program since almost exactly ten years earlier when the dawn of the 70's ushered in the Jon Pertwee era in color. 

So how is it? Well, let's talk about that.

You meddlesome hussy, do not touch the sacrifices!

You meddlesome hussy, do not touch the sacrifices!

As the Thanksgiving holiday weekend wraps up, I have just completed three performances in the last two days of the show I am in. Fortunately we have three nights off now, because I am tuckered out. Tomorrow morning I am back to work at my day job, and I have a few days of normalcy. I am falling asleep in my chair as I type this, so let's get this thing done.

The first two episodes of Doctor Who to air in the 80's - let's talk about them.

Holy Cow, I Dropped Below 250! Also, I Met Gwen Cooper and Ianto!!

Holy Cow, I Dropped Below 250! Also, I Met Gwen Cooper and Ianto!!

Today has been kind of a big day for me. Right off the bat I weighed in at 249.3 lbs, dropping below 250 for the very first time. I am astonished, because I gotta tell ya I did not hold back yesterday on enjoying Thanksgiving. All I can figure is that my body looked at that huge one-day spike in food consumption and just didn't know how to handle it. Or something. We'll see if it holds up tomorrow. Anyway, after that I went to a local convention and met both Eve Myles (Gwen Cooper from Torchwood) and Gareth David-Lloyd (Ianto from Torchwood), and got both of their autographs on my Time Treadmill inspiration poster. I was supposed to also meet Pearl Mackie (Bill Potts), but she missed the first day of the conference. Fortunately I have a very awesome wife who is going to go see her tomorrow and get the autograph. Why not me? Because tomorrow is opening day for my first professional musical theatre production, and I have two shows at 2pm and 8pm that will consume my entire day. Tonight we had our first live audience as a preview, but tomorrow both shows are pretty much sold out. 

So yeah, today was a pretty big day. I also watched some Doctor Who, of course, so let's talk about that.

Happy Anniversary, Doctor Who! Also: Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Anniversary, Doctor Who! Also: Happy Thanksgiving!

About a month ago I set myself a goal of weighing in at under 250 lbs before Christmas. Here it is, Thanksgiving, and this morning I weighed in at a new record low of 250.1 lbs. Yay! Of course, what with the holiday today I fully expect to bounce back up a bit tomorrow. Totally worth it, my wife is an amazing cook. If I can't fully enjoy a holiday meal with all the trimmings, then none of this has been worth anything. Today also happens to be the 54th anniversary of the first Doctor Who broadcast ever, how cool is that?

Even though it is a holiday, I didn't take the day off from the treadmill. This morning I watched the first half of a new story, so let's talk about that.

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You meddlesome hussy, do not touch the sacrifices!
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