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

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Marsha, Marsha, Marsha!

Marsha, Marsha, Marsha!

I have been really lax in updating this blog for for the past month. Some of the reasons are good, some of the reasons are not so good. I hope you will forgive me, my dear imaginary readers, for my lapse. After more than two years of near-daily updates, I got a little behind. But it doesn't mean I wasn't working out or watching Doctor Who, not by a long shot.

Morbidly Obese

Morbidly Obese

As you, my dear imaginary readers, have surely noticed, I am not posting here nearly as often as I used to. The simple truth is that after two full years of writing on this blog very nearly every day, and after watching almost a thousand episodes of Doctor Who and its various spinoffs, I just don't feel the need to write on a daily basis. That doesn't mean that I am not working out, or that I am not still watching Doctor Who. Quite the opposite. It does mean that I have been shaking up my routine. That led to this past week's encounter which I would like to talk about. Here, then, is the tale of how I quite literally worked my ass off for two full years only to be called Morbidly Obese by a perky twenty-something personal trainer.

Time Treadmill Regenerated

Time Treadmill Regenerated

The First Time Treadmill was located in our bedroom, up against the window and on a carpeted floor. Then, about a year into this ridiculous project, we re-did the floors upstairs replacing the carpet with hardwood. In the process, the Second Time Treadmill got moved to the opposite side of the room and given a proper Command Center with a wall-mounted television screen, a BluRay player, and  place for my Inspiration Poster as well as other memorabilia.

This past week we completely re-did our garage, and in the process the Third Time Treadmill got relocated out there along with the new Epoch Elliptical.

I think paradise is a little too green for me as well.

I think paradise is a little too green for me as well.

Only a day behind this time... I am getting better! So, yesterday I watched the back half of Kinda on the new Fifth Doctor first season BluRay set. The last time I watched it, I specifically viewed the original broadcast version, of which I said:

It's a shame that the big snake effect at the climax was so dreadful, because all kidding aside the story really was quite good.

This time I watched the version with the enhanced special effects created for the DVD release several years ago. You want to take any guesses on whether I thought it was an improvement?

See, What Had Happened Was....

See, What Had Happened Was....

Yeah, no bones about it. I have lost my focus. I have only been on the treadmill on seven of the last twenty two days. Ok, sure, on four of those off days I was in a yoga class, and that's not nothing, but the fact remains that I have kind of gone off the rails now that I have finished the initial project. I can so easily see myself just slipping back and blowing up to where I was a couple years ago and I desperately do not want to let that happen. Ugh. The whole emotional land mine thing goes both ways...

Crossing the Finish LIne (Again), and I'm Still Alive

Crossing the Finish LIne (Again), and I'm Still Alive

Ok, so, I haven't posted here in almost two weeks. During that time I watched the very last Doctor Who story on the treadmill, meaning that I have now watched every single episode ever broadcast of any official series related to the program. How cool is that. Then I kinda took a week off. Then I watched An Adventure in Space in Time, doing six miles on the treadmill in one session, which was a bit ambitious after taking a week off. I utterly failed to post about either of those things. Now the past two days I have been watching the BluRay reissue of the Fifth Doctor's first season. Rather than back-writing four different posts, I am just going to roll it all up here in one thing so that I am caught back up. You're welcome.

Farewell, Nyssa

Farewell, Nyssa

Honestly I shouldn't have done my treadmill workout today. I feel like crap, I have a headache and sore throat and my chest feels heavy. But I missed yesterday and I didn't want to miss two days in a row. so here we are. Not only did I do the treadmill for an hour, but I also took my son to the Magic Kingdom for several hours because, dang it, I promised him he could see Tinkerbell and take pictures. So here we are, it's barely 7pm and I am ready to crawl into bed and sleep for fourteen hours.

A Ship of Leopards, Cool! Oh, You Said Lepers. Yeah, I Guess That's Okay Too...

A Ship of Leopards, Cool! Oh, You Said Lepers. Yeah, I Guess That's Okay Too...

Folks, today has been a day. Up early racing to hit a deadline at work, sucked into a Production issue that turned out to have nothing to do with my code (but I was of course happy to pitch in and help figure it out), hours of going round and round with bug fixes, right in the middle of it a stupid non-emergency emergency with my mom (she's fine, and it wasn't her fault), and as I write this I am still in the midst of a software release and waiting on final QA sign off. Tomorrow I have to be up extra early because my autistic son is having dental surgery under anesthesia. All I want to do is go to bed, and I can't until this release is put to bed.

So while I am waiting for that to happen, let's talk about Doctor Who.

Mawdryn - Not So Much With the Undead, Mostly Just Dead

Mawdryn - Not So Much With the Undead, Mostly Just Dead

This evening my wife and I wont out to see a couple shows at the Orlando Fringe Winter Mini-Fest (if you are in Central Florida and have the chance, definitely go see Ominous George), and before the first show we happened to bump into the director of the show I did in December of 2016. I think the last time I had seen him in person was maybe in the early spring of 2017? Anyway, he walked right by me without even a glance but saw my wife and said hello to her and gave her a great big hug. She jokingly commented something along the lines of, "what, somebody loses sixty pounds and you don't even recognize them anymore?" which was when he turned and looked at me again. Then his eyes bugged out when he finally recognized me. He sincerely did not even know who I was until he studied my face. I have to say, it's a pretty nice feeling to be at the "people don't even recognize me anymore" stage of weight loss.

In other news, I finished my current Doctor Who story on the treadmill this morning. So let's talk about that.

If I was suffering from amnesia, I'd be the first to know about it, wouldn't I?

If I was suffering from amnesia, I'd be the first to know about it, wouldn't I?

No lie -- after two weeks of holiday vacation time, this morning came very early. But I successfully bounced out of bed and hit the treadmill, and got my workout completed before 7:30am for the first time in weeks. So that felt pretty good. I am still getting used to the treadmill in its new location with my whole new command center setup, and I am definitely loving it. Just this evening I finished the last two detail bits, so I am rocking and rolling in the new year. Good times.

This morning's viewing had a couple of big landmarks, so let's talk about that.

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