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

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The Master Reborn

Dec 11 2017
The Master Reborn

I had another strong day on the treadmill, and another good weight checkin. I also had a very long day of work plus a performance in the evening, so I am exhausted. The only thing I want to note is that I have a couple of big milestones coming up. In two more days I finish the Fourth Doctor. In about a week I will hit 1,000 miles cumulatively walked. In about two weeks I will hit 2,000,000 cumulative steps. Yes, I might actually hit that last one on Christmas day. Ho, ho. ho!

I also finished the first story of this Master trilogy, so let's talk about that.

A whole empire held together by people just being terribly nice to each other

Dec 10 2017
A whole empire held together by people just being terribly nice to each other

Biggest thing first: This morning I broke the 60 lb barrier, I am now weigh more than sixty pounds less than I did when I started this project last February. Back in September and October it seemed like I had reached kind of a brick wall, hovering around 260 lbs with no real forward progress, and I had made my peace with the idea that that was my limit. Then in the last week of October the dam broke and I started making progress again. That was when I set a personal stretch goal to weigh in at under 250 at least once before Christmas. I hit that goal the day after Thanksgiving. With this morning's weigh-in at 246 lbs I have completely shattered that goal. So now my new stretch goal is to weigh in at under 240 lbs before my next birthday on January 15th. What is my end point? I have no idea. As I said when I began, my real goal is just to feel better and more healthy, and I have certainly reached that goal. I don't expect to ever see the other side of 200, and I don't know that I would really want to. But holy cow, this project has already been far more successful than I ever imagined it would be, and I still have nine or ten more Doctors to go (depending on how you count).

In other news, I started the next-to-last Fourth Doctor story today. Let's talk about that.

Farewell, Romana and K9

Farewell, Romana and K9

I actually got to sleep in a bit today, which was nice. Then I hit the treadmill for an hour, go cleaned up, and went and did a performance of my show. It was a special one for me, a Sensory Friendly performance specifically for autistic persons and their caregivers, and my son was in the audience. It was pretty dang cool. Now I"ve got about thirty minutes before I need to go back to do the evening show.

So that gives me enough time to talk about today's viewing.

I use a digitally modelled time cone isometry parallel bussed into the image translator

I use a digitally modelled time cone isometry parallel bussed into the image translator

I gotta tell ya, these days just keep catching up to me in the worst way. It's after midnight, and I am just finally sitting down to write this. The good news is, my moving average is back below 250 as expected, and is withing six hundredths of a pound of my record low. Tomorrow is going to be a brutal (but rewarding) day. I have two performances of my show, and the first one is a Sensory Friendly show, to which my autistic son is attending. It will be the first feature-length theatrical production that he has ever gone to, and the first time he will ever see me performing on stage.Not that I have any kind of a major role, I am just one of the ensemble players doing six different parts over the course of the show, but it has been a great experience and I am thrilled to have my son coming to see me. On the downside, it's hard enough to squeeze in an hour on the treadmill along with my full time job plus performances. Getting this blog post done is tough to fit in. But here I am.

So let's talk about today's viewing.

Shot Through the Heart, and You're to Blame

Shot Through the Heart, and You're to Blame

Today has been an extremely satisfying day. After missing two days of treadmilling last week due to being sick, and another day this week due to being buried between work and my show, today my weight dropped back under 250 again. I expect the moving average to drop back below it tomorrow. I also built some really cool software stuff at work today, and then had an excellent performance of Annie tonight with a full house. All in all a good day.

I also finished watching the current vampire story, so let's talk about that.

I'd say a sociopathetic abscess

 I'd say a sociopathetic abscess

Here's a fun bit of trivia for you: the tempo of the 80's-era theme music is exactly the same as my natural stride at 4.7 mph on the treadmill. I started out at 4.6, and had to bump it up one notch during the opening credits because it was just enough off to be annoying. I almost didn't make it to the treadmill today, but after missing two days last week due to illness and then missing yesterday due to.. stuff... I just couldn't put it off again. The good news is, it was a good story today.

Let's talk about that.

He Was Wesley Crusher Before Wesley Crusher Was a Thing

He Was Wesley Crusher Before Wesley Crusher Was a Thing

One of the quirks of a five-day moving average on my weight is that, although I have consistently dropped weight for the last three days running, my average has increased on each of those days. The two days I missed while I was sick have really set me back in that regard. But it's all illusory, and tomorrow the moving average will flip back around. It wasn't that long ago I set a goal to weigh in below 250 at least once before Christmas, and now it looks like by the time Christmas gets here I should actually have my moving average well below that number. So it's all good.

On the not-so-good front, today's viewing brings aboard the TARDIS my single least favorite companion in the history of the show. So I guess we should talk about that?

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