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Friday, May 31, 2013

Yes, World..... I am alive! (As if the world gave a shit)

It's been over 6 months since my last post.... for a reason.

I haven't had anything I wanted to write about.... and I still don't, but I figure sometimes it's better to force something rather than abandon it altogether.

So.... what have I been doing and what have I discovered in the last 6 months?

Well - I've been working....kinda.   I started working on a Turnaround Planner Training Program for a company in Clear Lake back in early November and have worked on it part time since then, culminating with a Training Class I led at a Petrochemical Company in Baton Rouge La last week.  Got another training class I gotta do for the same company in Richmond Va in July.  Hey, it pays the bills so why not?

Have I been working out and eating right?  Does a bear.....  Yes - I have been but haven't been making much progress.

I've been eating a little more and going up in weight in my Body Pump workouts, but can't seem to get stronger without adding unwanted extra weight.  Maybe, I've reached a limit on what can be done at 50....

I dunno.  Anyway.... I keep grunting, gritting my teeth and letting the sweat fly.... so that's something.

Also, been spending quite a bit of time since early February on my short term stock trading.... mixed results on that.  I can pay the bills doing it but not much more than that.  Looking at different techniques and timeframes and doing a lot of backtesting to see what works best in different environments.  I'm not and never will be a Buy and Hold investor..... seen too many retirement funds wiped out that way in my lifetime and will never do it.  Define Risk and Reward..... keep what you got and live below your means.... that's the way - uh huh uh huh I like it....uh huh uh huh.

Another bike trip in the works?  No.... No desire to do that right now.  Got my hands full doing part time work, trading, working out and trying to keep my 20 year old daughter headed in the right direction.

I've reached a point of realization that this is it..... this is as good as it gets..... and I'm OK with that.

I like to work out..... I like to eat good food cooked by my own hand.... I like watching the Voice, Castle and Deadliest Catch.... and I like coffee in the morning.

And that's good enough for me.