Day 4's walk was an increasingly speedy 1.5-mile slog through the wet and flooding streets of Reseda, where I'm pretty sure I saw Tim Curry peeking out of a storm drain. See you tomorrow for what will probably be an INDOOR day 5!
Day 3's walk was, like Monday, another combination errand-walk. This time, the errand was a holy one. Today is the feast day of the Three... NO! The Three Holy Hierarchs! Anyway, they're these guys*: and since (as I've mentioned occasionally, with Uriah Heep-like modesty) I'm one of the cantors at our little Byzantine Catholic Church … Continue reading Day 3 of the 7-Day Challenge
Both days 1 and 2 of my self-imposed 2019 7-Day Walking Challenge are in the history books! Motivation for yesterday's walk was pretty easy to find. It helps to have a cat who prefers a VERY SPECIFIC type of cat treat that's ONLY carried at a particular pet store, which just happens to be about … Continue reading 7-Day Walking Challenge: Days 1 and 2 are done!
Happy Monday, everyone! Well, last night I indulged in a special treat -- prime rib (well done) with mashed potatoes and gravy and Yorkshire pudding, mmm! So it's really not that much of a surprise that this morning's weigh-in is: 181.6 Grr! Ya know what? I've been hangin' out in the '80s too long! Maintenance … Continue reading Are you up for the 7-Day Walking Challenge?
Good morning, everyone! Well, we gave it our best shot, and we're proud of our efforts. Still, it wasn't the desired result for everyone, was it? Um no … no, I'm not talking about that little football game you watched yesterday! I'm talking about my weigh-in, silly! 180.2 Yeah, I'm not in the Super '70s … Continue reading Ooh, so close!!
Happy Friday, everyone, and of course: During the past week, we've had quite the little deluge here in normally sunny Southern California, so I've been forced to ditch the outdoors and spend some quality time in my least unfavorite gym, Anytime Fitness in Chatsworth. As gyms go, it's one of the best, but weather permitting, … Continue reading Friday Five: Things you (normally) don’t see from the treadmill!
Well, happy Monday everyone -- and a nice rainy one it is too, here in normally sunny Southern California! Not that we're complaining, you understand! What's a bit ironic is that Mr. 50by60 is on a business trip in Seattle, where those of us who rely on sitcoms and movies for our information about the … Continue reading Welcome to Bizarro Monday!
One of my loyal 50by60 readers (and not coincidentally, one of my favorite cousins!) confided last week that she's developed a fear of getting back on the scales after the holidays. Well, Margaret, I'm here to help you -- and anyone else who's nervous about facing The Shocking Truth! (aka your post-holiday weight) -- with … Continue reading Friday Five: How to Stop Worrying and Learn to Love the Scales
Well, Happy New Year, everyone! It's great to be back here at 50by60.com! So, how was your holiday season? Mine was absolutely delicious... which is why I was a little nervous about this, the first weigh-in of 2019! But not to worry - I'm happy (and relieved) to report my weight as of this morning is: 181.2 … Continue reading At long last, blog post!