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

I Tried Hard to Come Up with a Title, but Petered Out of Ideas

I Tried Hard to Come Up with a Title, but Petered Out of Ideas

I have had a long and mortifying day, so I am going to keep this one brief. One positive thing to note: this morning I was back withing two tenths of a pound of my record low, and less than two pounds away from hitting my goal of weighing in below 250 at least once before Christmas. So that's pretty dang cool. As for the mortifying part, I won't dwell on it. It's not a life-or-death thing, and I am probably embarrassed out of proportion to what anyone else thought, but I definitely had a difficult rehearsal tonight for mys how. That's ok, fix it and move on, right?

So moving on, I watched the first half of a new story today. Let's talk about that.

Nine Month Checkin

Nine Month Checkin

Today marks the nine month anniversary of the day I started this ridiculous project. In that time I have walked 896.88 miles on the treadmill while taking 1,778,382, watching 512 episodes and 104 stories of Doctor Who, and losing 53.42 pounds in weight. That's another 4.14 pounds since last month. There was actually a point about two weeks ago where I hit a new all-time low at 55.6 pounds lost, but that was the very bottom of an insane stretch where I lost eight pounds in under two weeks, which was clearly unsustainable. The fact that I bounced back up from that was inevitable, but the long-term trend is still awesome. I still have a stretch goal to weigh in under 250 pounds at least once before Christmas, and I think that is totally achievable.

So yeah, very happy with how things are going. Also very happy to have spent another hour today with the second half of my second-favorite Fourth Doctor story. Let's talk about that.

Cité de la mort

Cité de la mort

Let me tell you something about live theatre: It takes a hell of a lot of work from a hell of a lot of people that you as an audience member never see. It is a mind-bogglingly complex undertaking, the logistics of which can strain the sanity of everyone involved. I have spent the past two days witnessing true professionals at the top of their game, and while in one way the experience has been torturous, it has also been inspirational to see so many professionals do their jobs so well.

I also watched some Doctor Who while putting in my treadmill time today. So let's talk about that.

I'm a Very Dangerous Fellow When I Don't Know What I'm Doing

I'm a Very Dangerous Fellow When I Don't Know What I'm Doing

The good news: I got out of bed early and got my workout done before I needed to leave for my epic 13-hour tech rehearsal (I am currently on a meal break). The bad news: for the first time since I added the plank challenge to my workout, I utterly failed. I was supposed to go for two full minutes, and I could only manage one minute and eleven seconds. Which, ok. I never imagined I would actually get up the the full five minutes scheduled in the challenge, but I hit two minutes the day before so this was a big step back. Ah, well. There's always tomorrow. I also watched the end of Destiny of the Daleks.

Let's talk about that.

Taking A Who-Liday

Nov 17 2017
Taking A Who-Liday

I can't do it today. I just can't. Tomorrow I have a thirteen hour tech rehearsal, and today was my last day of work before vacation. The whole day got away from me, and I have to be up early tomorrow, so no Daleks for me. But here is a nifty scene from the upcoming 2017 Christmas episode.

Searching For the Creator

Searching For the Creator

I groused yesterday about today being another damn Dalek story, but it turns out I should have given Terry Nation and Douglas Adams more credit. I am actually enjoying this one quite a bit so far, which really surprised me. On the other hand, I absolutely remember every other upcoming damn Dalek story and I can unequivocally say this is the last one I enjoy until the Ninth Doctor comes around. I guess I should savor this one while I can.

So let's talk about it.

Well That Was Pointless

Well That Was Pointless

I gotta tell ya, I am getting worn out. Aside from my daily treadmill time I am working full-time at my day job plus rehearsing five hours a night for a show I am in that opens in ten days. I am right tuckered out. Today is the first time in two weeks I have walked under four miles, and actually my overall pace was the slowest in a month. I got it done, but holy cow I am looking forward to sleeping in next week while I am on vacation.

I also wrapped up the Key to Time today, so let's talk about that.

Mentalis Strikes

Mentalis Strikes

As usual lately, it's late and I want to get to bed but I need to get this done before I can sleep. So this is gonna be mighty brief. I completed my workout, including another ninety second plank (barely). I don't know how in the world I am going to last for two full minutes before the week is out, but that is the goal. We shall see. I also bumped up my treadmill speed again to 4.9 MPH, but I could only keep the pace for the first half of the run. We'll see how tomorrow goes.

As for Doctor Who, I watched the middle third of the current story. So let's talk about that.

Five Hundred Episodes!

Five Hundred Episodes!

This morning I watched the five hundredth episode of Doctor Who to be aired. It was numbers 501 and 502 that I have watched since February, since I began by viewing the original unaired pilot first. That's a heck of a lot of Who. Today also featured the first appearance of Tom Baker's future ex-wife Lalla Ward, although not in the role of Romana (that will happen later this week), but rather as Princess Astra. It's just an all around big day of viewing for me.

So let's talk about that.

This One's a Stretch

Nov 12 2017
This One's a Stretch

Good news, everybody! My bounce back has bounced back. After setting a record low weight last week following an astounding amount of weight loss in under two weeks, I spent the past four days with my weight inching back up in a the expected bounce-back. Today, however, it dropped back down again. Not quite the record low, but enough to show that the overall loss was not a fluke. So that's nice. Also, I have been doing a planking challenge, and this morning I lasted for ninety full seconds. Two weeks ago I could barely hold for ten seconds. I am very pleased. My intention is to spend the rest of November focused on core strength, and then in December I will begin to work on upper body strength. Trust me, all the time on the treadmill has my lower body doing just peachy.

Also, I finished the current story today, so let's talk about that.

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I Tried Hard to Come Up with a Title, but Petered Out of Ideas
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I'm a Very Dangerous Fellow When I Don't Know What I'm Doing
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Taking A Who-Liday
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