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Being stretched too thin, getting fat as a result
Monday, December 05, 2011      9 comments

New daily routine: wake up late after hitting the snooze way too many times, rush to get my hair washed and find some clothes for work, try to remember which part time job is after work, go through work all day, rush to part-time job, scarf down... Read more
Break-time is over, back to work!
Tuesday, October 25, 2011      2 comments

Here's some back story to get from where I was to where I am: From the end of April to the end of August I had managed to do a very good job maintaining the weight that I have lost. Then the minor tragedy struck, and my wife lost her job. ... Read more
Reflections on the last year
Monday, May 02, 2011      9 comments

I needed to do something, anything, really. I walked into the gym out of shape, miserable, lost, probably even hopeless. I didn’t know what I was going to do, only that I had to start doing something before it was too late. That day was June ... Read more
302 days down, 27 more to go
Sunday, April 03, 2011      1 comments

Just looking at the title makes it really sink in just how far along the journey I have come. This is truly the home stretch. I have 27 days to drop at least another 9.5 lbs, and preferably more if I can do it. 4/30 is the hard deadline becau... Read more
Sabotage, thy name is pizza buffet
Wednesday, January 05, 2011      3 comments

7 months, 67 pounds . . . great accomplishment, right? I’m not so sure. The heart is willing but the flesh is weak. I started out on this journey because I wanted to make a lifestyle change. I wanted to make sure that I am healthy, not o... Read more
Tuesday, December 14, 2010      2 comments

Yesterday I made the mark, I got to 225lbs. My goal was to get there by Christmas, so I'm about 2 weeks ahead of my goal. Because of that, I've revised my Christmas goal to 220! This brings me to the title: Milestones. 225 is a mileston... Read more
Some thoughts on the new gym
Friday, April 16, 2010      2 comments

I now know why people love going to the gym, at least if they have the money to do it. Yesterday I visited a prospective new workout facility for me, and I have to say that I loved the whole experience. The person that showed me around yesterd... Read more
Adult content, enter at your own risk.
Thursday, April 30, 2009      2 comments

This is something that I just have to get out. Feel free to leave at any time. I promise it won't hurt my feelings. Last Monday I went out and got a body piercing. It's known as a Prince Albert, and is one that makes men cringe at the th... Read more
44 on 3/3 (not what I expected)
Tuesday, March 03, 2009      2 comments

On 8/29/08, I recorded the lowest weight in several years. It was 222 lbs. Now, half a year later, I've put back on 44 lbs. That was a dreadful realization that put me into a tailspin last night. I have gone from working out 3-4 days a w... Read more
bringing back an old concept
Tuesday, November 11, 2008      1 comments

I was just reminded of this "new promotional idea" that stores are bringing on for this upcoming holiday season (otherwise known as Christmas!) The new concept: Lay-away I say "new" in a very tongue-in-cheek fashion because it's not new. ... Read more
Danger! depression ahead
Friday, October 03, 2008      2 comments

I’m beginning to feel lost. I have no grounds for saying such a thing considering most of the things in my life is going well. Job is fine (sorta), friends are fine, family is fine. Everyone's healthy, my wife and kids still love me. Doesn’t t... Read more
14 weeks left until "D" day
Tuesday, September 30, 2008      1 comments

I was just thinking about that title and it amazed me how accurate that is. "D" day is January 10. That is the day our new little girl (85% accuracy) should be delivered, born, hatched, popped, whatever. There's so much to do. So much to pre... Read more
Having bruises in all the wrong places
Monday, September 22, 2008      4 comments

I made an impulse buy on Friday that ended up being quite painful by the end of Saturday. I had my birthday come and go without incident (even though I'm still a kid at heart that wants to open presents). I even gave my wife a couple day... Read more
one step forward, two steps back . . .
Friday, September 12, 2008      3 comments

I'm sitting in my car on lunch listening to a talk radio show, and there was a lady that said that when you give too much of yourself out to help others, you end up giving out. That really got me thinking (anything gets me thinking, but that's ... Read more
Where were you????
Thursday, September 11, 2008      7 comments

So, I'm sitting at my desk, minding my own business, just trying to get this stupid policy to issue. It's a typical day. The sun's shining, no clouds. The weather's warm. I'm only a couple desks away from my beautiful wife (which is still we... Read more

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