Friday, January 14, 2022

Milestones Part 2

*takes a sip, cards are ready next to me for today's post. It's time once again for some Cards Over Coffee*

Not only have I reached a milestone with another one of my "Big 3" player collections, I have also reached a milestone personally. A couple of weeks ago, I was told I was in the pre-diabetic stage and heading towards diabetes. In the last couple of weeks, I have re-done the way I eat, added on thirty-minutes of exercise and lost 7.8 pounds in doing so. It's not a huge milestone but compared to the way I was trying to lose weight the last three years, this is huge. I just hope it can continue.

Before I continue onto the cards, I must also admit, in this dietary change that I haven't taken out my "must breakfast combo" of a bagel and of course my friend coffee. I even had a discussion with a Dietician the other day about my eating and she was fine with me sticking with the bagel for now. Overall, I do need to reach a 25-pound weight loss to make it to that milestone. A long way to go, but off to a decent start.

*takes a sip, gets up and puts bagel in the toaster.....toasts it.....puts very little butter on...sits back down...takes a bite and gets ready for more Cards Over Coffee*

Eli Manning is the second player of my "Big 3" to reach a big milestone recently. I don't have my Eli Manning PC on TCDB, but I know there is another guy on the site who collects Eli and I rather not step on his space. Everyone on there knows that he is the Eli guy.

I am hoping on the blogosphere and maybe Twitter, I am the Eli guy.

And being the "Eli guy" I recently hit the 800-card milestone thanks to Wes, Shane and a gift card from a family member.

In Wes' box of Christmas goodies, came the two shiny Eli's. I will admit, the Prizm blue-team color parallel, looks awesome.

With the gift card, I was able to snag two cheap Eli relics on eBay for $5 each.

The surprising one between the two was this one from Upper Deck that was numbered to 75. Looks like these were not easy pulls and I didn't see any others listed. A steal I call it!

Finally, card #800 was a stunner and may be one of my favorite Eli Manning cards I own.
 
Dual Patch card with Rex Grossman. The swatches for both players are as the new collectors call it, siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiicckkkk or as we would have called it in the 90's, that's, you had me at hello.

*takes a sip before finishing up today's post*

With these additions and a few more recently, my Eli Manning collection has roughly 807 cards or so. My next goal isn't at 900 though, it's more like 1,000 which makes it a large milestone. With large milestones comes large cards. I will need to find something pretty special to get for that time of celebration. For now, I have a VERY LONG ways to go. I may celebrate 900 still, but 1,000 will be where it's at.

Maybe I will reach my milestone for weight loss when I reach my Eli one, then it can be a dual celebration.

Comments on my milestone, the cards today or even a milestone from your life or collection welcomed below.

*Coffee Card Blogger Out*

12 comments:

  1. Glad to hear you're making healthier choices in regards to eating and exercise. I need to do that myself. And congratulations on reaching #800 with your Eli PC.

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    1. Thanks! It is not easy to make those choices for being healthier, but once you start and feel a little different, it feels good.

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  2. Great to hear the health is doing better! Can't wait to see the 1000 celebration. 2 weeks from now? Haha!

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    1. Haha! I don't think so, maybe 2 months lol

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  3. Congrats on getting healthier and that prizm blue looks awesome.

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  4. Good luck! I've been through it. Eliminate the bread and the pounds will disappear.

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    1. Thanks, and eliminating bread and pasta is really tough. I have been cutting back on both instead. HOpefully it won't have to come to complete elimination

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  5. Congrats on the improving health! Weight loss is definitely no fun but when you can manage to get to your goal, it does feel great!

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    1. Yes it does but I worry about hitting that stoppage point and needing to work harder after that

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  6. Breaking bad habits can take a lot of work, but are usually worth the effort in the end. Keep up the good work!

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    1. So far it feels good, though some days are rough

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