Tuesday, February 23, 2010
OK, enough blog drama for awhile. While I take the next couple of weeks to sort my life out, I want to share with you the worst Truth or Dare game I've EVER played. And a three and a two and a one and a....
1. What time did you get up this morning?
This morning? Jeez, can't a guy sleep in?
2. How do you like your steak?
On my plate.
3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema?
Dumb and Dumberer: (How could that movie have POSSIBLY failed?)
4. What is your favorite TV show?
Old re-runs of "Cop Rock".
5. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?
What do you mean "if"? I do live in the world.
6. What did you have for breakfast?
The tears of a smurf
7. What is your favorite cuisine?
I didn't become a SparkPerson by being so discerning.
8. What foods do you dislike?
The ones that disliked me first (except for chocolate)
9. Favorite Place to Eat?
I didn't become a SparkPerson by being so discerning.
10. Favorite dressing?
The one first thing in the morning. The rest are bonus.
11.What kind of vehicle do you drive?
a 1956 Dodge LeFemme ( www.dodgelafemme.com/ )
12. What are your favorite clothes?
They're like my children. I don't have any favorites.
13. Where would you visit, this weekend, if you had the chance?
14. Cup 1/2 empty or 1/2 full?
I'm more of a 3/5 full guy. Cautiously optimistic
15. Where would you want to retire?
16. Favorite time of day?
Hammer Time!!! de de de du duh!!
17. Where were you born?
I don't know. I was there but kind of young....
18. What is your favorite sport to watch?
any of these ( www.yesbutnobutyes.com/archiv
19. How many siblings?
Do imaginary ones count?
20. Favorite pastime/hobby?
Filling out useless questionairres.
21. Who are you most curious about their responses to this?
People responding to this is a curiosity in and of itself.
22. Bird watcher?
I prefer to call them ladies. But hey I'm English, I can deal.
23. Are you a morning person or a night person?
I'm an afternoon person.
24. Do you have any pets?
Do imaginary ones count?
25. Any new and exciting news you'd like to share?
/former_prom_king_now_living ) This is why I kept on the D-Lo at mine.
26. What did you want to be when you were little?
27. What is your best childhood memory?
Being let out of the dungeon.
28. Are you a cat or dog person?
Noooooooo, I'm just a plain old person person!!!! Sure there are people who are part doggie or kitty and that's fine, but that's NOT ME!!!!!!1
29. Are you married?
Like OMG, the quiz is totally hitting on me *blushes*
30. Always wear your seat belt?
Usually only when in a car......usually.
31. Been in a car accident?
My life arguably is one.
32. Any pet peeves?
Yes, people who make quizzes that passively ask a yes/no question to get the taker to expound on their ans......Shoot!!
33. Favorite Pizza Toppings?
irdest-pizza-toppings/681784/ ) What else?
34. Favorite Flower?
Sure *blushes* I told you not to call me that in public.
35. Favorite ice cream?
See pictures in below answer's link.
36. Favorite fast food restaurant?
/taiwans-modern-toilet-restaurant.html ) Need I say more?
37. How many times did you fail your driver's test?
Wait, you mean people can pass it?
38. From whom did you get your last email?
I sent one to myself telling me to stop sending myself emails. I'm going to reply with a "Thank you" one.
39. Which store would you choose to max out your credit card?
Anyone that sells "get yourself out of debt" books.
40. Do anything spontaneous lately?
Yes, decided to fill out this quiz
41. Like your job?
I'm actually very different than it. You know, because I'm like a person and it's kind of not.
No thanks, I'm driving
43. What was your favorite vacation?
My three week stay in Tenney, MN ( en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tenney,
_Minnesota ). Who WhEEEEEE!!!! I love my travel agent!!
44. Last person you went out to dinner with?
Do imaginary ones count?
45. What are you listening to right now?
The voices in my head asking me why I didn't stop at question 30.
46. What is your favorite color?
47. How many tattoos do you have?
Not as many as THIS guy ( dontdatethatdude.files.wordpr
48. How many people will fill this out?
49. What time did you finish this quiz?
I haven't finished it yet!!!!! There's still a question!!! Look!!!! RIGHT BELOW!!!! SEE!!!?? 50!!!?? McFLY!!!??
50. Coffee Drinker?
No, I'm a coffee SMOKER!!! Jeez, who came up with these?
I hope that that helped.
- TD Out
Monday, February 22, 2010
Thank you so much for your comments, emails and page comments on my last blog post. You have no idea how much they mean to me. You all gave me much to think about. I will process it all this week.
Please don't misunderstand. I'm not giving up on the weight loss. I'm more concerned about being able to make it and stay there. I feel as though I don't have a strong foundation and that is what I'm looking to build.
I need to do some serious meditation on it all. Over the next couple of weeks I will ponder what all y'all have said, I will comment on your posts and statuses. It actually just occurred to me that I could comment on statuses and it might be helpful (special thanks for commenting on my statuses Thursday and Friday). I have traditionally only commented on blog posts. Finally, I will invest all of my article reading to the motivation category.
I am blessed to have you as friends.
Saturday, February 20, 2010
There are two questions that haunt me. One perplexes me and keeps me in a complete tail spin weight loss wise. The other one is the one that I am more afraid of than anything else in the world.
Question 1: Why exactly am I doing this?
SparkPeople has three clear pillars of success: nutrition, fitness and motivation. While it's easy to only focus the first two because they are tangible and clearly contribute to weight loss, don't underestimate the third. When you're falling down on diet and nutrition, it's the motivation that reminds you why you started and why you should pick it all back up and try yet again.
There in-lies a problem for me. I've never really thought this whole motivation thing through. I mean, I've thought about it, but never really came up with anything. I'm an accomplishment oriented numbers type of person so just accomplishing something usually keeps me going. But still. I don't have what it takes, motivation-wise, to keep trying to lose weight when I'm tempted or have a bad week.
But let's assume for a second I scrounged and found something to trick myself into being motivated enough(health, physical appearance, etc.). I choked the pounds off and made my goal weight. Alas, the second far more daunting question awaits:
Question 2: So what?
Yeah, I went there. So what if I lost the weight? Would my life be any better or even different. So what if I'm healthy? Will my friends care about me any more or less. I have a desk job. My boss/company doesn't care if I'm healthy or not (nor should they), as long as I can help contribute to the bottom line.
And so what about my physical appearance? There isn't a human being on this planet who is less interested in being in a relationship than I am. So what if I were the most attractive person in the world. Who would benefit? Again, so what?
The only possible benefit might be a longer life and even that actually being a benefit is up for debate to me. Heck, I have a family member who has made it explicitly clear that my life so far has represented more of an ever increasing problem for them than a blessing. (I don't think harshly toward them. I hate to agree with them, but they are kind of right). My friends are all going to ultimately get married and I'm probably going to end up alone.
Frankly, I would rather only deal with a couple more decades on this planet than have a "long healthy life" (if God would so grant).
Basically I'm burnt out on trying to lose weight because I really don't have any really serious motivation to get to my goal. Once I get there, I don't have any real reason to sustain the weight loss.
So, what motivates you? What is your reason for losing weight? If you're there,what got you there? What has kept you there? What difference will it make for you? What are your thoughts? Any insights are appreciated.
I love my SparkFriends very much. If I have been a blessing to you I consider that an honor worth fighting for, but the other 22-23 hours a day can be a very heavy burden.
Monday, February 15, 2010
OK, so when one wonders where one should wander for only the worst dietary advice from the most nationally/internatioally renoun paranoid person, one need wander no further than...........Kevin!!!
That's right Kevin Trudeau. Author of a series of books that "THEY" don't want you to know about. You know, "They". Those evil doctors and pharmacists. Yeah, I notice none of his homeopathic advice involves tin foil being worn over one's cranium. "They" probably made him forget to mention that one.
That being said, I have a weekly ritual where I go to the library and take out a random diet book, usually trying to find one even more stupid than the previous week's find. I flirt with the poor librarian who is checking me out (checking me out from a "letting me take out book" perspective, not actually "checking me out"). I joke as I bring each passing book to the counter that there is "NO way that this could POSSIBLY fail". The librarians usually get a chuckle out of it. I Haven't been maced yet
So I happened accross Kevin's "Natural Cures "THEY" Don't want you to know about" (Updated Edition: 5c0r3!). In it, he has a product recommendation for Organic , Unrefined, Virgin Coconut Oil. He calls it a weight loss secret. shhh. Regarding it, he says the following:
"Oh, and here is a major side effect: If you are overweight, you will probably lose ten pounds!"
(yup, with an exclamation point. You know he's serious.)
But Wait, there's More!!!
"When I started taking this within three days all of my pants were falling off. This happenned in just three days. I didn't get on the scale, so I don't know how much weight I lost, but all of my pants were falling off. They were all too big in just three days. I couldn't believe it. Try it then write me with your success story"
Well there you go:
* Kevin: 1
* "They": nada
So, of course, I've bought the coconut oil and have started putting it on my toast twice a day instead of butter. Don't tell "They".
While part of me is really excited at the prospect, another part of me is afraid. What if it doesn't work? What if my pants just continue not falling off me!!??
Even that doesn't scare me half as much as when I follow Dr. Kevin's fiat to write him my "success" story. The IM session might go really poorly:
(imagination sequence begins)
TD: zup dude
KT: nomuch dawg
TD: pntz no fall!!1
TD: i trid the ccoil n my pants didnt fall
KT: OMG ur a tard
TD: imnot a trd, ur a taRD
KT: sthu ur stupid
TD: u suk
KT: oya? ur suxor 2d m4x0r!!!!!11
TD: lol :D
KT: sur d00d
TD: ok by
(imagination sequence ends)
I'm sorry you had to witness that.
Wish me luck....unless you're "They" (if you're "They", b3..... j34lou5!!!)
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Last Week: 210.8
This Week: 209.0
I am 14 pounds away from my goal. It's becoming even more real. It's gone from "Wow, I'm actually losing weight" to "Wow, I'm not all that far from my goal" to "Wow, it's just a matter of time".
I've found a good kickboxing class to add to my Pilates class. I'm going to slowly build up a good repertoire of fitness classes.
I've started upping my walking, which means I'm hungry more and eating more (and by proxy, my weight loss may slow a bit). Boy, I remember when this used to bother me.
Now it's like, "dude, I've changed my routine so I'm going to be hungrier. Meh"
To paraphrase Garfield Arbuckle: "They say in times like this you should fight eating more. I say, "Why fight an old friend?".
I'm going to focus on upping my fruit consumption and lean protein to offset the calories. If not, I'll just ride it out. "Whatever", I say. This is freedom
Have a great weekend!!
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