Day 02: Weight Loss, I'm Too Sexy, Full House

I'm sensing a subplot to the Summer of Tim.

One of the goals I have set for myself over the coming weeks is to shed some pounds. Right now, I'm weighing in at 192 -- uncomfortably close to my lifetime heaviest weight of 205 from five or six years ago. Not that 192 is bad, but considering my scrawny body type, it's about twenty pounds more than what I should weigh.

Coming up on birthday number 39 this summer, I realize that the next step is 40 and, taking a page from my brother's playbook, I'd like to be in the neighborhood of the best shape of my life when I hit that milestone. This is going to require some significant changes to my lifestyle. I'll need to drastically alter what I put into my body -- no more full-can-of-Pringles binges and no more six-pack-of-High-Life evenings. Also, might be time for me to rediscover those things called vegetables. And maybe exercise, too.

Ideally, I'd like to be down to 170 by the end of the summer. This may be the June equivalent of a short-lived New Year's resolution but we'll see.

As for today though, the second day of the Summer of Tim has turned out to be pretty slow going -- and that's perfectly fine by me. The temperature dropped about 25 degrees from yesterday to today which means we went from roasting in the humidity of the Homer Soda Festival to wearing long pants and sweatshirts to church this morning. We all know that there's only one thing to do on a dreary Sunday afternoon like today.


And that's what I did.

I did manage to stop by the library and visit their weekly book sale -- most CDs and books for a buck or less. With those kind of prices, I usually walk out with something new -- but not today. I will say that I was close to paying a dollar for the CD single of Right Said Fred's I'm Too Sexy, but I couldn't pull the trigger on that one.

Not when I already have the cassette.

I couldn't leave completely empty-handed so I checked out a season of Growing Pains and a season of Facts of Life.

Post-nap I paid some bills and changed the oil in the van.

Exciting. I know.

Today is my friend Susan's birthday and she's the world's biggest Full House fan so I'll wrap up with a picture in recognition of her big day.

Man, Susan loves Full House.

Have mercy. The Summer of Tim continues...

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