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Heavy Wulf 03/16/2015 – Steady as She Goes

March 16, 2015

Well, it’s safe to say that I’ve been a mite absent.  That’s putting it politely, yes, I’m aware.  That’s got a lot to do with my seeming inability to write and a few other over-stressful moments that have left me in an exhausted state.  Between workouts working great until injury, four-year-olds going berserk after years of rather decent behavior, frustrations over the direction of one of my primary time-killers, and other issues that I’ll not mention, my workouts have generally fallen off the map, as have my writings, save for what I’ve posted in World of Warcraft, on the WoW forums, or little tidbits I’ve put up on Deviant Art and FurAffinity.  I just haven’t been having the output I’d like.  I’m gonna try fixing that.

So, let’s start with a section that is currently on my radar: Heavy Wulf.  Since I’d last written a Heavy Wulf, I’d managed to get my weight down by (more…)

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Heavy Wulf – 17APR2014 – Cold-Firing the Engines

April 18, 2014

Well, hello again, WordPress!  My, oh, my!  It’s been quite some time, 17 months, since I’ve been on.  Sadly, I don’t have a reason that I would consider valid, mostly because it’s been me playing World of Warcraft and Call of Duty and Battlefield and…  Well, you get the idea.

I just got back from Chicago again.  I felt it was a rather successful trip.  The work went well, but, so did the food.  I think I ate a lot more on the two weeks that I was there than I do my average three weeks at home.  Turns out it’s easy to overeat when you don’t have to watch your wallet. (more…)

Heavy Wulf 27JUL2011 – I’m Givin’er All She’s Got!

July 27, 2011

I remember hearing that as one of the most famous quotes from Star Trek.  I don’t mean the new whiney-boy Kirk and Emo-Spock version with naked, green-skinned aliens.  I mean the old original series.  Kirk would call down to Engineering because, to quote another awesome sci-fi movie, “Must go faster…  Must go faster!  Go, Go, Go, GO!”  In reply Scotty would yell back that there really wasn’t anything left for the ship to give back.  Well, I’ll be damned if I didn’t find that extra gear, that nitrous boost, that untapped dilithium today.

Yesterday’s time made me so very excited.  After all, trimming down a full four minutes from when I started really is something to feel accomplished about.  17:48.64 was the time posted.  That’s an average of about 5:56 a lap.  Not shabby.  I can even give my fastest time yesterday as 5:51.  I was so excited about it that I was dripping with perspiration.  Maybe that was the actual walk, I’m still not sure. (more…)

Heavy Wulf 26JUL2011 – All Right!

July 26, 2011

Even during a heat spell I need to keep up with my walking.

Maybe I should just make that “Get Back to my Walking.”  I have to admit that I did, for a time, stop doing my regular walking.  I don’t have an excuse or a real reason why, I just stopped doing it so much.  I got down to about once every two weeks!  That’s not very good! 

I’ve decided that the only way I’m ever going to actually beat this is to force myself past it.  If I can force myself to wait for hours in one area on World of Warcraft (and yes I’ve done that waiting for Loque’nahak and STILL haven’t seen him living once!), then I can force myself to get up and spend roughly twenty minutes at least every other day walking!  (more…)

One Heavy Wulf – 28NOV2010 – Zoom!

November 28, 2010

I’m slowly getting better. Better as in not as heavy. At least, not as round! I hope, anyways. ^^;

Physically, though, I am definitely on the right track! I steal out for my walks when I can. I do them both ways to prevent fatigue on one side. If that’s confusing, remember, these laps are around my work building and there is an outward slope that surrounds it. While it seems insignificant, it actually does wear on my legs quite a bit, especially the ones that are lower to the ground! Going the other way evens out the strain and makes for a faster walk.

Wait, faster? Really? How much?

I clocked my last walk at 18:23.90. That’s a little more than a minute and a half off the walk! That is so exciting to me considering how much I was expecting it to be actually only a few seconds shorter. Instead, I blasted out a much faster walk! I was so happy with that that I sat on the chair and hyperventilated for a few minutes. Or, maybe that’s because I was exhausted… Hmm…

Anyway, about 30 seconds of that is because I only took half of my “pit stop.” I felt like I didn’t need the whole thing. I was ready to jump up and keep rolling, and that’s exactly what I did. I stretched out my back and legs, then got up and ZOOM! Does that mean I should discount the 30 seconds that I didn’t use? Not in my opinion because it was a part of the walk! I stopped and rested, then got on with the show. No discounts or additions because it’ll all add up in the end when I don’t HAVE to stop.

Anywho, it’s time for lunch! Good foods, packed with vegetables and other goodness!

One Heavy Wulf – 29 Oct 2010 (And proof that No Way Back isn’t dead…)

October 29, 2010

First, I’d like to apologize to those who’ve been patiently waiting for Chapter 25.  It’s coming, but has been put on the back burner for a little bit.  More on that after the topic of the day.

20:12.63

Random number?  No.  That’s how long it took me to walk 1.2 miles.  How do I know it’s 1.2 miles?  The distance it is to walk around the building I work at is 0.4 miles.  Three laps is 1.2 miles.  Easy?  Yup. (more…)

That’s One Heavy Wulf…

October 11, 2010

Today is another break from the chapter posting.  I know, I know, it’s late.  Unless I start getting paid for it, which isn’t likely, it gets to be of lower priority to something that I need to start taking more care of and paying more attention to.  What is this mysterious thing, you might ask? 

My weight.

I’d generally been ignoring it.  Ignoring it is the wrong way to put it.  Not giving it as much precedence as I should have.  Ten years ago, I joined the U.S. Navy and weighed in at 175 pounds (79.378kg).  At 5’11” (1.8m), I looked pretty good.  Very good, in fact.  At the time, I didn’t realize just how good I looked, but now I’m getting narcissistic. 

After my discharge, I lost some weight, then gained some, and lost some, until I balanced out at about 210 lbs (95.254kg).  With my bone structure, even that looked good on me, although I was medically “obese” at that weight.  Yeah, screw the medical-crap.  Anyway, I kept that weight because I was able to eat on a regular basis as well as being constantly on the move.  When you work as an assistant manager of a convenience store, odds are you’ll be moving a lot.  And lifting a lot.  Both are things that I just don’t really do anymore. 

Anyways, fast-forward 6 years and I’ve landed a job that allows me to sit most of the day.  At least it does now.  Unfortunately, it’s made me rather sedentary.  Couple that with a non-adjustment for that lack of movement and I’ve gained some weight.  I’m embarrassed to say that I now weigh in at 272 lbs (123.37kg) according to my last weigh-in using Wii Fit.  (Although that may not be entirely accurate because my weight changed by almost a pound and a half in ten minutes of me moving around.)  I’m less than happy with that number and have decided to start working to make it better.  the easiest thing to do is to add more movement to my life, obviously.  No more simply sitting around all day.  I need to get up, get out, and get moving more often.  (as if I needed yet another reason to slow down my writing…  >.<)  For the past two weeks, I’ve taken the time to start walking more, although not as much as I should be.  I’ve not weighed myself in almost two weeks now, so I’m hoping to see the beginning of a change from simply burning calories. 

I’m not foolish enough to think that I’m going to get rid of this weight overnight.  It took me ten years to gain almost 100 lbs.  Right now, I’d be happy to lose about 60 and get myself back to a far better weight.  Time will tell.  Wish me luck!  And any tips will be appreciated.

Time to take another walk, though.  Maybe I should bring my Zune with me this time…

EDIT: And I should probably pack my sneakers, too.  At least until I can toughen my paw-pads again…