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  • Shoveling can be a really good work out. You just have to take your time and take breaks so you can tell when your body needs a break (avoid overdoing it). I wouldn't think shoveling would induce a heart attack, but I've never had one

    I say pay for someone local to shovel, if you don't want to. Nice to support someone in the community. Kids will often do it for a fair price.
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    • Originally posted by namelesswonder View Post
      Shoveling can be a really good work out. You just have to take your time and take breaks so you can tell when your body needs a break (avoid overdoing it). I wouldn't think shoveling would induce a heart attack, but I've never had one

      I say pay for someone local to shovel, if you don't want to. Nice to support someone in the community. Kids will often do it for a fair price.
      Men drop dead all the time from heart attacks when shoveling.

      As far as kids go.... maybe where you live.... where I live kids won't do anything for money. At my last house, which was much smaller and easier to shovel, I never once in 12 years had a kid ask to shovel or cut my grass. I even put the word out on my street that I was willing to pay.... Lots of places near me don't have enough workers because kids won't take the jobs.
      Start Date 9.24.12
      Starting weight 285ish ( scale is acting funny so I don't trust it, but 285 is close )
      CW - 271 pounds
      First Goal - 255 by 2013
      Main Goal - To be healthy for my family... I have an awesome family.
      Other Goal - to get off some medications
      Final goal - to get to about 180 pounds by 2014
      NEW GOAL - When I can start a new journal called "Your dad is not so fat!"

      Your Dad is So Fat

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      • Kids in my neighborhood used to get our early to try and get shoveling gigs! I was too lazy, heh.

        My dad had a heart attack just over a year ago (Thanksgiving 2011). He is an avid bicyclist, but he was at home just getting ready for work when his happened. Intense cardio could be a trigger for a heart attack, I feel, but probably not if you are careful.
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        • So, I started back in earnest today with Primal.... all the holiday stuff is gone, so it should be much easier.

          My whole family loved the "Chilighetti" except my one daughter, who runs and hides when she hears anything that is even close to chili. My plan was to go to the YMCA today, but I really didn't need to, as I got a lot of exercise shoveling 2 - 3" of slushy snow for 2 hours. That stuff was HEAVY, but I couldn't take the chance that it would freeze up overnight. That would be brutal.

          I got in a little tiff with the guy who drives the snow plow for the township. Just when I was done, they showed up and were going to plow in front of my driveway. I stood there and refused to move. I asked the guy to not do my driveway as I just cleared it, and if he did clear it too, I would have another 45 minutes of work to do. Him clearing my driveway area would NOT help anybody.... I live in a very wide cul - de - sac. All it would do is make more work for me. It would not have affected my neighbors one bit. I also mentioned that I had had a heart attack and didn't want to keep shoveling for another 45 minutes.

          So I asked nicely, and he said he was clearing it anyway. I said he would have to run over me. He said he was calling the police. I pulled out my cell phone and said "Here ya go". Then he called me a name I won't post here, and drove away.
          Start Date 9.24.12
          Starting weight 285ish ( scale is acting funny so I don't trust it, but 285 is close )
          CW - 271 pounds
          First Goal - 255 by 2013
          Main Goal - To be healthy for my family... I have an awesome family.
          Other Goal - to get off some medications
          Final goal - to get to about 180 pounds by 2014
          NEW GOAL - When I can start a new journal called "Your dad is not so fat!"

          Your Dad is So Fat

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          • I don't know if this is an Irish thing or a thing my wife's family does.... but this happens a LOT.

            Someone will die, and then someone will call us.. sometimes people I have never heard of, from my wife's family ( and I have been with my wife since 1997 ).... to tell us that someone who is like a 27th cousin, twice removed, that knew someone's grandmother way back in 1922, has passed away. Not even my wife will know who it is..... but here is what makes it even weirder.... these folks will ask us - well, really, my wife - if we plan to be at the funeral?

            Like tonight, we got a call that my wife's cousin's cousin died... and we don't even know who the person was who called. She told my wife who she was, but my wife had never heard of her. Now, my wife had never even met her cousin's cousin, and in fact, isn't even close to her cousin, so why would we need

            A: To know at all

            B: to attend the funeral

            But we get calls like this about twice a year. We were once called about somebody who died, that not only did my wife not know the person, she had absolutely no idea who the person who called to tell us was..... and seriously, how do they have our phone number anyway? These aren't scams.... my father in law usually knows of the person who died. A few years ago, somebody called and said "You really should be there."....... meaning the funeral... event though we had no idea who it was. "There" being over 1000 miles from where we live, LOL.

            I have heard that obituaries in Ireland are called the "Irish Sports Pages".....

            Our Life In The Country: The Irish Sports Pages

            http://bostonirish.blogspot.com/2008...ith-death.html

            Apparently people in Ireland collect obituaries of people they have never met.

            I have first cousins that I wouldn't attend their funerals.... I kind of look at it like this, with possible exceptions, "If I haven't seen or talked to you in 10 years, you just weren't that important in my life"..... It's sort of the same feeling I get when I clean out the garage or the attic..... If it has been in a box for 5 years, then there is no need to keep it.

            Maybe it is an Irish thing. Maybe it is just my wife's family; I don't know. But in any case, it seems rather strange to me.
            Last edited by Primal Papa; 11-27-2012, 09:41 PM.
            Start Date 9.24.12
            Starting weight 285ish ( scale is acting funny so I don't trust it, but 285 is close )
            CW - 271 pounds
            First Goal - 255 by 2013
            Main Goal - To be healthy for my family... I have an awesome family.
            Other Goal - to get off some medications
            Final goal - to get to about 180 pounds by 2014
            NEW GOAL - When I can start a new journal called "Your dad is not so fat!"

            Your Dad is So Fat

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            • I literally almost made a very expensive mistake for tonight, though I doubt my family would let me..... We are all headed to see Carrie Underwood. They are all going for the music, and I'm just going to stare.

              ( I thought the show was tomorrow )
              Start Date 9.24.12
              Starting weight 285ish ( scale is acting funny so I don't trust it, but 285 is close )
              CW - 271 pounds
              First Goal - 255 by 2013
              Main Goal - To be healthy for my family... I have an awesome family.
              Other Goal - to get off some medications
              Final goal - to get to about 180 pounds by 2014
              NEW GOAL - When I can start a new journal called "Your dad is not so fat!"

              Your Dad is So Fat

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              • Originally posted by Primal Papa View Post
                They are all going for the music, and I'm just going to stare.
                And a good reason to own binoculars/opera glasses!

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                • My great granny croaked over the summer. At that point, I was well into being unemployed with no prospects. I didn't have the funds to travel to some tiny little East Texas town 2 hours on the other side of Dallas for a woman I had seen maybe 5 times in my LIFE, at most. For a closer relative, maybe.
                  Once every couple years, my parents will say "oh, thus and so died, you should go to the funeral." My rule of thumb is that if my answer is "who?," I don't go to the funeral.
                  Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, steak in one hand, chocolate in the other, yelling "Holy F***, What a Ride!"
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                  • Carrie Underwood! I'm so jealous. I would love to look like her, so I would probably stare as well.
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                    • How heavy is the snow with you? I really want snow. I know its a pain and disruptive to every form of transport (except sledges) but I love it at christmas and we havnt had any yet. We are gettibg temp fluctuations from 2 to 10 and rain, but no snow.

                      Richard
                      It isn't the mountains ahead that wear you out....Its the grain of sand in your shoe.

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                      • In regards to "family" passing, my sisters do this with me all the time. On average, I am 15 years younger than they are so I don't know our family as well as they do. At least once I year, I get a call saying so and so died. I am not close to anyone on either side of the family so I don't attend the funerals and feel really odd if I go to the viewings. People recognize me, but I don't recognize anyone. I swore that after my mom passed, I would not go to anymore funerals for anyone on either side unless it were for my own kids, spouse, siblings(possibly. Not going to SC for a funeral) and people in my spouses family.
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                        • So, last night I went to See Carrie Underwood... Due to insomnia, I had not slept in over 30 hours. Other than the way she looks, I'm not a huge fan. But I must say that she put on a helluva good show, and I didn't have my cell with me to look at a clock, but I think she played for very close to a full 2 hours. There were about 15,000 people there. About 70% were women or girls. The tour is called the Blown Away tour, and that was her final song of the night, and in fact, I was blown away! She sang that incredibly well, with backing videos and such that rivaled a Pink Floyd show.

                          By far my favorite thing that she sang all night was something I never expected. She sang Sweet Emotion ( Aerosmith ) and just floored me with her energy. I had so much fun with that and so did she. I think it was her favorite part of the show.

                          The opening act was someone I had not even heard of til 3 days ago, but apparently even though he is just starting his career, he's pretty popular among the girls. He was a really good looking young guy named Hunter Hayes. He sang his hit song called "Wanted" and I was looking around at all the young ladies, and many of them were in tears, or they were screaming their butts off, LOL. In either case I enjoyed his performance, e specially since I walked in clueless as to who he was and his popularity among teen girls.

                          I had never been to a country concert before. I will definitely go again. I liked the non rock and roll atmosphere,,, man, I am getting old, I guess... .... Also, the ladies were just stunning, and I find the cowgirl look especially sexy. I was about to say that I enjoyed not being among a bunch of stoned or drunk folks - and that was true - but there was a group of 3 or 4 womene that were seated a few rows below me that were drunk as could be, but they didn't affect me in any way, so all is / was good, but I sure hope they had a driver.

                          Anyway, it was far better than I thought it was. The only real negative was that on occasion, Carrie's voice sounded rather, what I would call "chipmonkeyish", even when she was just talking. I have heard her talk tons of times, and she doesn't sound like that. If she did, that would ruing my "fantasy".
                          Last edited by Primal Papa; 11-29-2012, 10:01 AM.
                          Start Date 9.24.12
                          Starting weight 285ish ( scale is acting funny so I don't trust it, but 285 is close )
                          CW - 271 pounds
                          First Goal - 255 by 2013
                          Main Goal - To be healthy for my family... I have an awesome family.
                          Other Goal - to get off some medications
                          Final goal - to get to about 180 pounds by 2014
                          NEW GOAL - When I can start a new journal called "Your dad is not so fat!"

                          Your Dad is So Fat

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                          • My wife has asked me not to pursue a FT job at this time. In fact she kind of came to me with an off the wall idea that will actually help me get in shape and earn money at the same time.... here is her idea:

                            Open a dog walking service.

                            A long time ago I thought about opening a doggy day care center, but we decided to use the money on moving to a better home / nicer neighborhood.

                            So, I must say that I find this 100% intriguing. I don't really need to work for the money. Sure, more is better, but we're fine with just my wife working. She also knows that I don't work well as an employee. And of course, she would like it better if I was in better shape..... and so would I.... so, it seems like a match made in heaven. I started doing research and found that dog walking services charge about $15 - $23 per hour to walk a pooch. and then there are add in services, like taking dogs to the vet for people while they work. Or even just going to their homes to let the dog out for a bit..... I live in an area where there are lots of pharmaceutcial companies with people who can work long hours. Plus, it would let me be around for my kids after school, and be able to cook dinner.

                            I have ordered a book to read about the whole business, that was authored by a guy who was featured all over TV for opening a business like this in NYC. I think I read that he employs over 100 dog walkers.... I have no desire to do that, at all.... but I was thinking that if I could get 10 - 15 hours of dog walks in a week, that would be plenty..... It would give me pocket money. It would be exercise. And it would let me work with dogs, which are my favorite domesticated animals.

                            The advantage that I have is that I live in affluent area, and people actually have money to afford this.

                            Anyway, I was thinking of a few possibilities for a name.... and would like your thoughts.... and maybe if you have your own idea, you could post that.... OK here goes:

                            Chuckleberry Hound Pet Services... spinoff of the old cartoon Huckleberry Hound

                            DogWalking194xx..... where 194xx is my zip code... I was thinking this might be awesome for search engines

                            Papa's Dog Walking... just because people call me Papa, LOL
                            Start Date 9.24.12
                            Starting weight 285ish ( scale is acting funny so I don't trust it, but 285 is close )
                            CW - 271 pounds
                            First Goal - 255 by 2013
                            Main Goal - To be healthy for my family... I have an awesome family.
                            Other Goal - to get off some medications
                            Final goal - to get to about 180 pounds by 2014
                            NEW GOAL - When I can start a new journal called "Your dad is not so fat!"

                            Your Dad is So Fat

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                            • I like Dog Gone It.
                              Of yours, I like Chuckleberry Hound.
                              Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, steak in one hand, chocolate in the other, yelling "Holy F***, What a Ride!"
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                              • This is video of Carrie Underwood at the show I was at, playing Sweet Emotion.... surprisingly great for a video from a smart phone....

                                Carrie Underwood, "Sweet Emotion" Live @ Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pa. - YouTube
                                Start Date 9.24.12
                                Starting weight 285ish ( scale is acting funny so I don't trust it, but 285 is close )
                                CW - 271 pounds
                                First Goal - 255 by 2013
                                Main Goal - To be healthy for my family... I have an awesome family.
                                Other Goal - to get off some medications
                                Final goal - to get to about 180 pounds by 2014
                                NEW GOAL - When I can start a new journal called "Your dad is not so fat!"

                                Your Dad is So Fat

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