Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Little Projects To Keep Me Off The Streets

 The mad laboratory for SCIENCE!  She blinded me with SCIENCE!

Sharpie on the peel-able translucent coating, to center up Solar LED Unit #1 on the 8"x10" Lexan panel, and using something that smells (and acts!) just like Tester's model airplane glue to make the bond. Damn, I'm age 12, again!

What the Finished Project looked like last night around 10:00. Only six of the eleven units are charged enough to be lit, now, but that's okay!

In charging mode, this afternoon, in the bathroom window, which faces west. Charge!

(photo of TONIGHT's result, coming around 9 CDT)

"Closet" (such as it is in the farmhaus) re-org. L to R: proper hanging rod, $8 (DollarGen), hangars (6/$1, Dollar Tree), shirts (mostly Goodwill t-shirts, @ $3/ea), hanging closet organizer, $4.95 (Aldi), belt, $8 (DollarGen), Chino by Air-Tex canvas bag I use to haul laundry around, used as hamper in its present configuration, $0 (gift from a generous Atriot!).

Tuesday & Wednesday were good, productive days. It takes so little to make me happy.  :)
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Wednesday Weigh-In

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More progress!  I'm hitting more closely to my 1lb./week target, so now I think we can discount water loss as a factor (although it will fluctuate up/down daily depending on sodium intake, I'm noticing, so water is still part of the overall equation).

Starting weight (6/2/2014): 218.0 lbs.
Current weight: 199.6 lbs.
Difference: 18.4 lbs.

The mobile app has some awesome reporting tools that the web app doesn't, strangely. Let's look at nutrition, shall we?


As you can see, I've been hewing very close to the caloric balance that I should -- and this is without making any conscious effort at all. 7/9 was a perfect caloric day; I never gave it any thought. Still exceeding my sodium goal by varying amounts almost every day (pizza days, nearly doubling my target, but most days, be 3-500mg)... will worry about that later. It's got to be less than Little Caesar's lunch 2x/week!  :)

A bit less fat, a bit more protein, a bit more weight training.  :)
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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Mo' Dollar Tree Holla

Slipcase for the LG G2. No belt clip, but still useful. One side is reinforced with a stiff foam (screen side), and the whole dealio stays nicely secure over the sun visor in the truck.

Golla for a dollah makes me holla for Dollar Tree!
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Monday, July 21, 2014

Monday Is Also A Day

I wouldn't mind winning the Cold Beer Lottery. Any lottery jackpot, for that matter.

Laundry started, dinner was next. Dominos had a $7.99 pick-up special -- large 3-topping. Mine were onions, roasted red peppers and mushrooms. Half a large 'za, 800 calories. Hey, I had peas and corn for lunch!

Holla for the Dollar Tree. Getting some kitchen diddleys and stuff for the solar bathroom.

Wanda's all loaded up. Let's go home.

A rare sight in my presence: a paid-for sixer of Sweetwater 420, in toto.
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Dollar Store Dementia

See this?  Yes, of course you do. It's a solar-powered 3-LED lamp I got at Dollar Tree. For... $1. Plus tax. So here, $1.10. Cheap, Chinese crap, right?

Well, sure -- what isn't, these days?  Amazingly, they actually work!  For now. At $1/ea., I splurged, and bought six.

At 5 a.m., they were still providing enough light in the bathroom to at least conduct a necessary transaction in there, if need be. And they were on from ~8:30, last night?  Yeah -- they automagically come on at dark if you leave the switch on (and shut off when there's enough light to charge by), which is a lot to ask from something that cost a buck, I think.

But I want MOAR.

Six more ought to do for the bathroom. I'm going to affix them to a strip of clear acrylic plastic, and put a nylon rope handle on each end, so that I can hang it/them in a window, and then elsewhere where a little illumination could be handy at night.
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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Sunday Relxation

Whazzup, deud?
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Siamese Sunday

Meghan immediately rushed from here to the ER to have that fishhook removed. Terrible weekend lakeside accident.
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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Curly Sez, "Nighty, Furillz"

So lovey, y'all.
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Progress. Slow Progress.

Better than two weeks ago. Maybe as good/better than last week?  Well, I feel fine, regardless of the plateau. One pound a week is just fine, just fine. I didn't pack it all on in two months, y'know.
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Summer Drank

Here's all ya need. Add ice if you like!

I haven't had liquor in a year, but I get tired of beer most summers. I want something un-carbonated, fresh, yes, fruity. This works quite well!  And it's a bit lighter in its caloric load for the dieter.
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