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Big change is coming.
Sunday, April 30, 2017      9 comments

On Tuesday, 04/25, I was laid off from the job I've enjoyed (usually) for the last 10 years. Ordinarily, this would be cause to enter panic mode, but some good is actually going to come from it. First, I've been going back to college for th... Read more
One Month In...
Tuesday, April 18, 2017      0 comments

Just gonna check in for a quick update.... I've been back at it for about a month. The first couple weeks I only made it to the gym twice per week, 3rd week made it..4 times I think? and Week 4 I got in 5 solid workouts. I've had a few... Read more
Best workout in a while...
Tuesday, April 11, 2017      3 comments

If you will allow me to toot my own horn for a moment, I pretty much owned my workout tonight: 63 minutes of cardio or higher, 140bpm average o... Read more
40 Things About Me
Saturday, April 08, 2017      4 comments

This has been making the rounds, and I'm bored (taking a break from homework for a few) so figured I'd play along. Learn 40 things about your friends and let them learn 40 things about you. 1. Do you like blue cheese? Growing up, i... Read more
Never give up, never surrender.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017      3 comments

In November of 2015 I had lost 50 or 60 pounds. An emergency gall bladder surgery meant I couldn't work out for a month. The month turned into 2 and then 6 and then 16, and eventually the good eating habits were lost as well. After a recent... Read more
Tonight it starts again.
Thursday, May 05, 2016      2 comments

Ok, the horrible-ness that is tax season has ended, and I'm back to a normal 40 hours work week for the next 7 or 8 months. Additionally, my schedule is 7am-3:30pm instead of 11am-9pm so that should give me a lot more time to work gym time ... Read more
Where's my horse? Has anyone seen it? I need to get back on it....
Sunday, February 28, 2016      2 comments

Man, after my surgery I just haven't been able to get back into the swing of things. It doesn't help that this is my crazy season at work, I've been working 110-130 hours every two weeks and am still taking a couple classes (cut down to part tim... Read more
Time to renew...
Monday, December 28, 2015      0 comments

Well, ever since the surgery I've been pretty lax in keeping up the good habits. Of course I couldn't go to the gym for a few weeks, but that was done a couple weeks ago and I still haven't gone. And I haven't been paying nearly enough atte... Read more
Surgery update:
Tuesday, November 17, 2015      2 comments

Great news: They were able to complete the procedure laparoscopically. I was in the hospital about 11 hours, then sent home to recover. Apparently among the contents of my gall bladder were 3 "golf-ball" sized stones! I'm honestly surp... Read more
The gall of some bladders!
Thursday, November 12, 2015      2 comments

Alright this may be a little long, forgive me. I got woken up a bit before midnight by some pretty severe abdominal pain. Couldn't get back to sleep for several hours, it was some pretty excruciating stuff. At work today it got worse, ... Read more
It's been a while...
Monday, November 02, 2015      1 comments

Several weeks since my last entry..... Not much has been happening really. Weight loss is kind of at a stand-still due to a combination of health issues, life issues, and bad-choice issues. I think I'm recovered to the point I can star... Read more
Random update because random update
Friday, October 09, 2015      2 comments

I haven't made an entry in almost a week so I figured it was time. As of last weigh in I was under 348 so the 350's are behind me. I'm declaring today a cheat day (mostly because 2 out of my 3 meals are being provided by work, and I w... Read more
When you mess up, stay up.
Saturday, October 03, 2015      3 comments

It's easy to give up when I mess up. I had about a week and a half where I wasn't tracking, wasn't going to the gym, and wasn't really trying all that hard to keep the lifestyle change going. The last few attempts have made have been t... Read more
The 350's are almost behind me....
Wednesday, September 30, 2015      3 comments

Things have slowed down after the first month of drastic weight loss. The last 8 or 9 pounds have taken as long to drop than the first 20 did. But, it's still coming off! As of this morning's weigh in I was at 351.8, so just a smidge under ... Read more
Update and such...
Tuesday, September 29, 2015      1 comments

Alright, here's a long overdue update. I've had 12 days of laziness, but kept my eating mostly in control, just haven't made it to the gym for nearly two weeks. Basically, work and school and home life coincided in a gigantic crapstorm... Read more

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