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The Plan Day 1 – 244

If you’ve been following along, you know this has been a pretty long (and to this point) and rather sad journey. I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase “failing to plan is planning to fail.” So have I. And I fancy myself a pretty analytics guy who tends to lay things out and makes a ton

Weight Loss

A Decade of Weight Gain Ends Today

Things just got weird. I’ve been working on making some technical changes to the blog here over the last couple of days. I’ve migrated the site onto a much more stable hosting environment and as of this evening I’ve installed a security certificate on the site as well (hence the https in the URL). Why

Weight Loss

245 – Desperation

There is quite simply no other way to describe how I’m feeling. I feel sick. I feel unhealthy. I feel helpless. I feel hopeless. And I know there is no one to blame but me. That’s the thing that pisses me off worse than anything. I’ve been sleeping in the basement for quite some time

Behind The Bar - 2017

Behind The Bar February 2017

As always, the Behind The Bar series is used to keep tracking of my drinking throughout the month. This post will be updated during the month of February 2017 as I have a night out or a cocktail at home. Sassy’s Bar and Grille – 2.1.2017 Jack Daniel’s, Miller Lite x 3 Went to Sassy’s (first time

Behind The Bar - 2017

Behind The Bar January 2017

It’s a new year and I’m thrilled to continue the Behind The Bar series. It will be used to keep tracking of my drinking throughout the month. This post will be updated during the month of January 2017 as I have a night out or a cocktail at home. In-Laws – 1.1.2017 Gentleman Jack Went to dinner at the in-laws

Behind The Bar - 2016

Behind The Bar December 2016

The Behind The Bar series will be used to keep tracking of my drinking throughout the month. This post will be updated during the month of December 2016 as I have a night out or a cocktail at home. Yours Truly – 12.1.2016 Great Lakes Christmas Ale Went to dinner at Yours Truly before boarding the Polar Express.

Weight Loss

239.5 – No Fast Food

This is really what it boils down to. No. Fast. Food. It can’t be a once a day thing. It can’t be a once a week thing. Once a month? Maybe but even that it’s probably too much (at least until I get to my goal weight). Today is day two. Tomorrow will be day

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242.5 – A Look Back

Well where do we start? Back on November 2nd I wrote a post called The November Nine. My intent was to lose nine pounds in the month of November. As you can tell by the title of today’s post I failed. I’m still trying. I’m still focusing and obsessing on my weight on a daily

Weight Loss

241.5 – The November Nine

The Wife has been telling me for quite some time that I need to have a plan. I need to have goals. I need to have something concrete in place. She’s absolutely right. If you look back at recent posts the lowest I’ve been is 237. Today I’m 241 (Yesterday to be exact… I didn’t

Behind The Bar - 2016

Behind The Bar November 2016

The Behind The Bar series will be used to keep tracking of my drinking throughout the month. This post will be updated during the month of November 2016 as I have a night out or a cocktail at home. Home – 11.1.2016 Miller Lite x 3, Jack Daniel’s At home to watch my Indians in the World Series against the

Behind The Bar - 2016

Behind The Bar October 2016

The Behind The Bar series will be used to keep tracking of my drinking throughout the month. This post will be updated during the month of October 2016 as I have a night out or a cocktail at home. BW3 / DeCaro’s – 10.1.2016 Miller Lite x 2, Great Lakes Oktoberfest x 2 Took the boys to dinner

Weight Loss

237.5 – My First Week Without Afrin

It’s been a hell of a week. Actually, it’s been 11 days since my last puff of Afrin as of this writing. I’d started the draft a few days ago and never got around to it as I’ve fallen deathly ill. Well… maybe that’s an exaggeration let me tell you… having strep throat at 40

Random Thoughts

Walking Into McDonald’s

If you’ve followed me for a while now you know the struggles I have with McDonald’s, specifically their McMuffins. I don’t like to make light of those struggles but I ran across this meme and couldn’t help but laugh. This isn’t really my thing (fast food after a night of partying) but I can certainly