a new beginning...

Thursday, March 26, 2009


I'm still off the beer, but feeling like a tub. Diet has been piss poor. I guess I've used the fact that I'm not drinking beer as an excuse to eat whatever I want when ever I want. I also took a spill at the park last week while playing with my kids. Now I know that no one ever died from embarrassment but I did bang up my knees pretty bad. That annoyed me since I had to lay off my workouts a bit.

Where is Lex Luthor when you need him? Oh wait, here he is...

When I get like this I usually am on the verge of a breakthrough. For me personally it's sort of like hitting rock bottom but without all the drama. Once again the question is, "Will my changes be temporary or lasting?"

That can be a very difficult question to answer.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

The plan works if you work your plan...dummy

God - 2 months since my last post. Not gonna bitch or grouse. I have been busy - just not busy with blogging. I got caught up in Face Book and people from my past - all walks of life; college, HS, grammar school - all of a sudden want to be my friend again. I don't know if I should be honored or offended. You didn't give a shit about me before FB, now you want to be my new BFF? Piss off. Nah, just kidding. I enjoy reminiscing, just as long as I don't live in the past. Hey maybe I can be the song guy again (?) and quote from the Jethro Tull classic "Living in the Past"

Happy and I'm smiling,
walk a mile to drink your water.
You know I'd love to love you,
and above you there's no other.
We'll go walking out
while others shout of war's disaster.
Oh, we won't give in,
let's go living in the past.

Once I used to join in
every boy and girl was my friend.
Now there's revolution,
but they don't know what they're fighting.
Let us close out eyes;
outside their lives go on much faster.
Oh, we won't give in,
we'll keep living in the past.

I'm not sure if there is any relevance to the coalition in the lyrics, but hey - it's my blog right?

I've been journaling in a notebook daily. It's been a longtime since I've done that consistently.

Not sure where everyone is with religion. I'm a practicing Catholic and for Lent I gave up beer. It's been over 2 weeks and I feel great. Started a new workout routine from NROL - Fatloss I, and my drinking buddy bro-in-law (who is also Catholic but did not give up beer for Lent) has begun to join me at the gym every M-W-F @ 5:30am. He's a skinny bastard though.

I just got back under 200 lbs since ending my love affair with the suds. I also have been taking photos/measurements every 10 days & perhaps I'll have the balls to post them come Easter.

Hope you are all well and enjoying the extra hour of sunshine. It's great to get home from wotk at night and have it still be light outside.