Author Archives: Daniel Meyer

What’s In a Name?

Those of you that have been reading along for a while may recall my propensity for naming my machines…my belief…or suspicion at least…that as they are designed, maintained, and fitted to be an extension of our will…a manifestation of our … Continue reading

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*blinks*

Yeah, I know the numbers. Intimately. But still…every now and then they jump out at ya in some new manner. Realized today…over the last couple years I’ve lost more than 40% of my peak body weight. …and still working hard. … Continue reading

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Dedication?

I think I’ve mentioned that it’s hard to come to terms with just how much of this fitness thing is actually a head game… It seems the universe conspires to help your brain make excuses to NOT go do the … Continue reading

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Shout it from the rooftops! The math works!

Math and dieting… Diet and exercise. Tracking what I eat. Limiting calories. Burning more at the gym…generally 5 times a week. Cardio. Weight training so I don’t lose muscle. 77 pounds. 222 days. Doesn’t sound like much…for all that work. … Continue reading

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Countdown…

-77 today. That’s -177 from my peak weight. But it’s getting harder. I dunno…can ya turn it up to twelve? edit: So…a great weigh in…ya feel like a reward is an order.. And then my company pulls a Häagen-Dazs Ice … Continue reading

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Forgive the somewhat narcissistic selfie…

I’m still trying to come to terms with just how much of this fitness thing…is a head game. Hard work I can handle…but the mind is a horrific and absolutely ruthless combatant…fighting…excusing…justifying…It’s not really on your side either… …and that’s … Continue reading

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Attitudes….

“You can’t be here…” says the pimply-faced kid disguised as a store clerk. I was sitting cross-legged on the burning-hot concrete in one of “his” parking places, digging chunks of brown glass out of the tires on my machine with … Continue reading

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Progress…

Doc visit yesterday… Just this year… Lost 63 pounds. Ate better. Worked hard. Gained strength. Dropped 2-1/2 prescriptions. Misplaced 10 inches off my waist. Normalized my blood sugar. Threw out all my jeans. Bought some more at the thrift store. … Continue reading

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Those Moments…

It starts as *that trip*…that most of us middle aged males are intimately familiar with…taken just after waking deep in the night to that somehow surprising but rather fundamental realization that there is only so long a man can go … Continue reading

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Disconnect…

Me, in the foreground…teaching a seminar at this year’s “Inzane” (the Valkyrie Riders’ Rally). -60. I do not recognize myself in this picture…. Picture courtesy of my friend Serk…whom I blatantly stole it from. 🙂

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