A Couple Shy Of Three Stones* Down

What used to be a Sunday weigh-in (trepidation included) has now become a whenever-the-hell-I-want weigh-in (trepidation long gone). Thus, when I stepped to it this morning the scale showed me down another two to 220 pounds.

Two-hundred and twenty pounds. Forty lost. Righteous and unbelievable! 6’2″ and 220 has always been my personal ideal height/weight pairing… prototypical perhaps because I remember those stats called out by football announcers when discussing college and pro players. Six Two Two Twenty. It just sounds good to me. I’m still going to climb down the ladder to 195 just because I want to, but once that’s acheived I plan on settling back up here around the 215 area.

I’ve been itching recently to get into the tennis groove again at the downtown YMCA but a couple months ago I made an internal pact that I wouldn’t pick up a racquet until I landed at — yep — 220. I was playing well enough at 260, but I can only imagine how much better/stronger/faster my game will get now that I’ve dropped more than 15% of my excess baggage… not to mention how much nicer the lighter load will be on the knees. Time to go get back into the swing of things.

In other news, things I have to do today (particular no order in): dishes, laundry, vacuum, dust, walk dog, 10-mile bike ride, groceries, stogie break in the backyard, write, pick up daughter. Love the way that last one sounds.

*I believe the unit of measurement known as the stone weighed 14 pounds.

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Will Campbell arrived in town via the maternity ward at Good Sam Hospital way back in OneNineSixFour and has never stopped calling Los Angeles home. Presently he lives in Silver Lake with his wife Susan, their cat Rocky, dogs Terra and Hazel, and a red-eared slider turtle named Mater. Blogging since 2001, Will's web endeavors extend back to 1995 with laonstage.com, a comprehensive theater site that was well received but ever-short on capital (or a business model). The pinnacle of his online success (which speaks volumes) arrived in 1997, when much to his surprise, a hobby site he'd built called VisuaL.A. was named "best website" in Los Angeles magazine's annual "Best of L.A." issue. He enjoys experiencing (and writing about) pretty much anything creative, explorational and/or adventurous, loves his ebike, is a better tennis player than he is horr golfer, and a lover of all creatures great and small -- emphasis on "all."