Jun 21, 2011

The Journey: Still stuck...

I haven't posted in a while, and really didn't intend to post anytime soon. But, I've had a few people comment on the lack of updates.

There's been no updates to my progress in the Journey. I still haven't gotten back in the habit of going to the gym. My weight has held steady, which is good. But if I had stayed in the groove, I could have been below 300 pounds by now.

It's been 15 months since I've had a soda. I still get hit with cravings for it all the time. It's crazy... I was never a drinker or a smoker, so this is my first experience with self control. It makes you wonder if the cravings will ever go away.

I need to get back at the gym and having progress to report here on this blog...

Jun 10, 2011

The Journey: A little more humor


1. If walking/cycling is good for your health, the postman would be immortal. 

2. A whale swims all day, only eats fish, drinks water and is fat.

3. A rabbit runs and hops and only lives 15 years.  

4. A tortoise doesn't run, does nothing, yet lives for 450 years.


From Steve Sanderson via www.mikeysFunnies.com

Jun 9, 2011

The Journey: a little humor...

I should have figured it out sooner.

It's the shampoo I use in the shower. When I wash my hair, the shampoo runs down my whole body.

Printed very clearly on the shampoo label it reads, "FOR EXTRA VOLUME AND BODY."

I have gotten rid of THAT shampoo and I am going to start using Dawn dish detergent.


Problem solved! It sure pays to read the label...

from JR Whitby via www.mikeysFunnies.com

Jun 7, 2011

The Journey: Don't ruin the bag

Here's an update on the Journey... It's a week into June and I've only worked out a few times since getting back from vacation. In the constant struggle between what I should do and what I do do, being fat is winning the battle.

I had gotten down to 316. Then when I stalled out, I went up to 319. I'm back down to 316. So I'm holding steady, which is pretty amazing considering the crap I've been shoveling down my throat. I think one of life's biggest injustices is the fact that junk food tastes so amazing while healthy food... well, we all know how healthy food tastes.

I've gotten inconsistent in my blogging again because of the lack of progress. Good news we shout from the mountain tops. Bad news we try and ignore and hope it'll go away. But it doesn't... It's like the time I was in Anchorage for Youth Convention. I was leading the youth group at the time, and we were staying at a hotel while attending the weekend event.

In the evening, after service, we'd swing by the store & everyone would buy some food to eat back at the hotel. I bought some crackers & a pack of lunch meat. When I got to the hotel, I realized the lunch meat's packaging had been torn & was no longer sealed. I didn't want to eat tainted meat, so I threw it in my bag with the receipt so I could go get my money back the next day.

Only I forgot it was there. I came home from the event, pulled out my clothes & threw the bag back into the far back of a deep closet that we didn't get into very often. A year & a half later my wife decides to go through the closet. As she digs deeper & deeper, there's an odor that gets stronger & stronger. It smells like a skunk ate poo and then died and decomposed. It was wretched.

The meat had mummified long ago, but it's rotting order had infused itself into the bag. And it was a really nice bag. Christy did her best to get to the stank out, but it wasn't happening. We finally had to throw the thing in the dumpster.

So if you are own a Journey of your own, don't just ignore the stuff you don't want to deal with. It's not going to get any better. And you'll ruin your favorite bag.