Wednesday, September 08, 2010
so this sat i was thinking that th3 obvious solution 2 my w8loss problem wuz to be a vampire.
i look3d at my m4ster plan bit by bit and asked myself "s3lf, do u really need to turn in2 a vampire to loose w8.
letz look @ it stepxstep.
2 loose w8, do i need 2:
* make page all dark and emo? yes
* change profile pic evry w33k? yes
* make the pix sc4ry? yes
* t4lk interwebby? yes!!!11
* do th1s ( www.youtube.com/watch?v=1s8eC
eou0tI )? i h0pe not
but b a vampire. no. i can d0 all the other stuff wo being a vampire
so no vampire.
Saturday, September 04, 2010
OK so it's 5th down and 20 and I'm in the penalty box for an offensive foul (See Steelkickin, I knows me my football. Go Pirates!).
OK so I totally dropped the ball on the 191 by 9.11! goal. My weight has, let's just say, not gone in the right direction recently. Let's recap
It begs the questions. You know: The tough ones:
* Do I really want this?
* Am I more afraid of success than failure?
* How do I turn the situation around?
* Have I turned into THIS TEAM!!??
OK, so if it's really 5th down and whatever else I said in my first paragraph where I proved that I know jack-nothing about sports, then it's clear. It's obvious......(dramatic pause)......
There is only one thing to do!
Voice in TrentDreamer's head: What's that?
TD: Hold on I'm thinking.........
I've got it!!!!
I need to turn into a Vampire!!!
Voice in TD's head: Huh!!??
TD: Yes, I need to turn into a vampire. And no, not one of those girly sissified sparkling/vegetarian vampires. I'm talking the real deal ones. You know the ones that bite people and kill them or turn them into zombies!! Yeah! uhhhhhhh (taps pencil on desk thoughtfully)...... Hmmm. biting people on the neck is kind of gross.
Voice: Yeah, and you actually own a necklace with a crucifix on it. Wouldn't that burn your chest?
TD: Yes, good point. I would be damned to wearing turtle necks until the scab came off of that sucker.
OK so maybe the sparkling/vegetarian/flower-picking vampire is the way to go after all.
So here's the sure-fire bullet-proof plan that will get me down to 195 by Halloween (at which point I will turn back into the non-vampire version of Trentdreamer that you have all come to know and roll your eyes a lot at):
* Make my background all black and depressing/emo
* I will update my profile pics Weekly. Yes, weekly.
* My profile pictures will be all eerie, scary, nasty and spooky. If you get scared easily you may want to have a friend go on my page first and warn you about the extreme scariness.
* I will use more internetty type words like "omg", "lol", and "ru" and "l8r" (I don't know if vampires, sparkling or otherwise, actually do this. i41 think th3y shud tho :p)
Don't worry, I won't bite. Remember, I'm vegetarian (and I sparkle (and probably also play with dolls)).
Hmmm, maybe the real vampire thing wasn't so bad after all.
So anywayz, On HALLOWEEN NIGHT (thunder crashes and lightning flashes). YOU will s33 the dreamer ride again. sayest not that thou were warned not!!!!!!!!!!!!
Werewolf in background: Aroooooooooooooooo!!!
TD: yup, forgot to feed Fido again. l8r bffs!!
(Trentdreamer leaves to feed Werewolf named Fido)
- TD Out
p.s. A vegetarian vampire is one that doesn't bite other humans. If they were actually vegetarian as in they don't eat meat, that would be cool.
p.s.s. I think I will turn into the vampire sometime in the next day or so. stay tuned :)
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Last week: 198.4
This week: 198.8
(+0.4) Again, meh.
Superbowl is still a few weeks away.
Fallen off the wagon is a bit strong. Distracted is more like it. My life has become extremely complicated over the past month or so. I'm going to try to write a blog about how it has later this week. My time on Spark has become scarce.
My eating has not been good. I'm going to give my best shot over the next week, but 191 is not likely to happen. I will stay the course. I've upped the weight workout and am now always hungry. I did eat horribly this week, but still. I am going to try to lose this week.
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Last Week: 196.0
This Week: 198.4
(+2.4) I am better than this.
I saw this one coming. My week was over cluttered, as was last weekend. I wasn't able to scrape together the time Sunday and Wednesday to prep lunches. Afterwork activities and get togethers made at home dinner prep not so feasible. I'm actually happy with the number in that my midweek had me slightly over 200.
While today will be a continuation, tomorrow we start a two week rally that will bring me below 195.
Years ago there was a football team that was constantly in contention for the Superbowl championship. Great quarterback, strong coaching, etc.. One year they were running an undefeated season and I remember personally being concerned for them. I was like, "If they don't lose a game, they will be over-confident because they will lose touch with their vulnerability." It's not that they couldn't go undefeated and win the big game, but the risk would be high.
Very late in the season, they had a very high profile network game against a very stunningly average team. This was supposed to have been a "the underdog team comes in riled up but still get squashed" game. I emphasize "supposed to". The underdog team beat them pretty soundly. I'm not a football fan and I didn't know the two teams that well. But from what everyone was saying, it was humiliating for the odds-on-favorite team.
That year they won the Superbowl.
A year or two later, they actually had an undefeated season and made it to the Superbowl against a team that they had barely squeaked by in the regular season. The other team came with their best game. The undefeated team was undefeated no more. I was not surprised.
Please don't misunderstand me, I didn't try to gain this week. I didn't throw the weigh-in. Deep down I was kind of hoping for one of those "Hail Mary" weigh-ins where you wonder if the scale is broken. And yeah, I would have loved for this week to have happened late next month.
At the same time, I needed a sobering loss like this one. As much as it stings.
And yes, I WILL beat myself up...just as that team's coach did when they lost the high profile game. I'm a dude. The "You know you can do better!"/"You're better than that!!!" pep-talk has a strangely beautiful tone when the one who can do better knows it. I don't need a pat on the back to spare my feelings. I need to tell myself the reality that I ate like I did when I was 225 and if I don't smarten up soon, I'll be headed back in that direction.
Bottom Line: I lost a high profile weigh-in this week. I played poorly and underestimated the challenge. I could have and can do far better. I'm better than a 2.4 pound gain.........
Now, if you'll excuse me, I have a 195 pound Superbowl to win!!!!
- TD Out!
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