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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Sing to Me, Roy Orbison

Sing to Me, Roy Orbison

Every summer I spend two weeks working out of a room at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, helping to run a huge convention. Part of what I do is managing what essentially amounts to speed dating for travel professionals, with travel agents meeting with different travel suppliers every four minutes for four consecutive days - over three hundred thousand individual face-to-face meetings. Also every year, after the very last appointment in this grueling schedule, I put together an appropriate musical playlist to celebrate the end, and it always begins with Roy Orbison plaintively singing, "It's Over."  Well, as of this morning Torchwood is finally over for me. I started on September 9th, so it has taken me a little over two months to get through it all. It started poorly, got progressively better, peaked with Children of Earth, and then shit all over itself for Miracle Day. I am delighted to put this damn thing behind me.

Let's dig a hole to China. From Argentina.

Let's dig a hole to China. From Argentina.

My current goal has been to be solidly below 260 by Thanksgiving, and today I weighed in at 255. I think it is safe to say that I am hitting that goal (although I also expect to bounce up a bit tomorrow, since I am certain I was exceptionally dehydrated this morning). So that's nice. My next goal is to back below 250 by Christmas, which I think is very achievable. Aside from that, I watched the penultimate episode of Torchwood: Miracle Day today. Yay?

What, you mean Wales is separate? It's like the British equivalent of New Jersey.

What, you mean Wales is separate? It's like the British equivalent of New Jersey.

Oh what  day this has been. I came within a tenth of a pound of cracking 260 again, so I am comfortable that I am well on the path to the goal of being solidly under 260 before Thanksgiving, and under 250 before Christmas. So that's awesome. In other news, my autistic son Benjamin managed to completely surprise me today by specifically asking to go on a scary ride at Walt Disney World that he had steadfastly avoided for five years. He was adamant about trying it, though, and waited patiently in line for over two hours in order to do it. I can't even adequately express how amazing this was, just a huge moment for him. So that's pretty cool.

On the other hand, I had to start watching Torchwood: Miracle Day today. Ugh.


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