Thursday, March 31, 2011

DAY 90 REPORT CARD - 2011 Goal: Special Diet/Weight Loss

  • So far I have lost 12 pounds since January 1st. I need to lose 8 more by August 1st when I start my pre-marathon training runs
  • I've lost 4 inches off my waist! This is actually the most rewarding and exciting part of all. My waistline is now the same as in the late 80's at 29'' which explains why all my Armani Suits are again in perfect fit and fully wearable. They were fairly new when we moved to Maui and luckily they're still in style. It felt good to wear one of them at a wedding we attended in San Diego three weeks ago. You have to live in Hawaii to understand why this is such a big deal - only Attorneys and Morticians wear suits regularly in the islands! Hahaha (And why not;  Attorneys and Morticians both charge high hourly rates and actually have similar work,… just kidding!!!!)
  • Another cornerstone of this goal is also my "Paleo" diet which I continue to enjoy: no rice, no potatoes, no bread, (replaced w/vegetable salad and sweet potatoes), and no fried foods. I'm so blessed that Evelyn is also on this diet. Yes, we still eat meat, mostly grilled and also continue to enjoy my daily glass of wine or beer with dinner. No, I do not miss eating rice at all, which is odd for a full-blooded Filipino "senior".
  • I have faithfully maintained my enhanced 2011 exercise regimen - running four times weekly, weight training at the gym twice a week, and one rest-day. 

So life goes on! My next update will be early June before we fly to the Philippines for another big wedding and probably pig out on those awesome Pinoy dishes!!!! That will be a challenge...I will be praying a lot to stick with my Paleo diet that's for sure.

Click here for my previous post on this Diet/Goal and why I'm a little bit crazy about all this.

Click here for more info about Paleo Diet

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Enjoying Our New Toy

We're very much a late-comer to the HDTV craze and I'm glad we held on to our 23" Samsung TV and our bulky Sony Trinitron 36" for quite a while. The new sets are now more energy-efficient, more hi-tech, and most of all a lot cheaper than even those that were introduced only a year ago. We probably saved more than $1,000 by waiting up (because we were broke, hahaha!)

Below is our new Sony Bravia 55" LED 3D HDTV hooked up with the latest device from Apple called AppleTV which wirelessly streams files from my iMac27 computer located downstairs. In other words, if we want to show photos (specially Hannah's pics as shown below), videos, movies, or listen to music that are in my computer, iPhone, iPad, or any laptop that are using our router, I can almost instantly stream them to our TV with just a few clicks on the remote.

Don't you love technology?

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Blessed Are The Grandparents For They Shall Play With Little Angels!

Hannah has gone back to Honolulu after her family house-sit our home for more than a week. We had at least 4 days with her but she was a little under the weather for a few days when we got back from San Diego. On her last day, we had a great time with her and she showed us we couldn't keep up with her despite being in top shape physically. No kidding.

We miss her already, specially her shrieking laugh.

Below are my favorite shots. (All taken with  my new pro lens:  Nikon 17-55mm f2.8 and loving it!)

Lola, don't mess with me..........

The heart of God through the eyes of a child

Helping Lolo dry out the Lanai after a sudden burst of rain went through the open windows

And playtime with her first-ever ball despite her slight fever!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Having A Great Time In Beautiful San Diego


The Midway (or the "Wish You Were Here" shot)

Bob Hope Naval Memorial

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Miss Graffiti Is Arriving Tomorrow!

I think I could use her help when I paint the house next month
Miss Grafitti-Edit

My Jag is 20 years old today

1991 XJS and aging gracefully, us!

Thursday, March 03, 2011

Behold The Crayon Queen

And she is arriving in Maui this Wednesday to house-sit while we are in San Diego. I better double check the crayons in her room to make sure they're indeed washable!

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Golf, Anyone?

I think I'm getting the itch to take up Golfing again. Last time I hit a golf ball was in January 11, 2007 and then I lost interest. Yes I know that's really strange but I was just a beginner anyway so there was no love lost there. I think I'm going to take lessons again just to make sure.

I was hitting balls at the driving range at Waiehu Golf Course this morning and I kind of enjoyed  it, specially that I was nailing them balls at 150 yards with my 7 iron, surprisingly. Here's another plus - the golf course is only a five minute drive from our house. Hmmm...maybe another passion in the making.