Hey Shorts fans! So, the weeks have flown by without so much as a peep out of me, and I must appologise yet again. I have actually stayed around the 242 mark since that post, sometimes more, sometimes less, and without much effort on my part. I am hopping back on the wagon though, because I got a letter in the mail the other day about my yearly physical coming up. I want my somewhat opinionated doctor to see that yes, I do actually listen and can lose some weight :P
That and I want Baby Sconnie to have a healthy father. I want to be able to play with my little girl and have fun with my family without having to carry around so vouch extra weight while we are carrying her around ;) Baby Sconnie isn’t coming until October so I have some time, but I am going to make it down to my ideal weight well before that. I have a goal set, I have my mind set, and it’s off to the races for me.
Until next time, stay short fans.
p.s. I forgot to mention that I am going to try and detail some of the pregnancy and baby exploits, much like I started out with the shorts exploits during the winter time. Hopefully you will all enjoy them and it will be a bit funner for me to write them. Yes, funner is a word in Wisconsin, get over it.
What I really meant was nowhere to go but up first, then down. No lie, I went out after that post and had a few nice big meals and was at 242.6 within 48 hours of that being live. I was a bit ashamed to say the least. However, I have gotten my butt back on track once again, and I’m looking at a cool 238.0 as of this morning. I plan on starting up more of a physical fitness routine too, walking or biking to work, walking with my wife after work, running a bit here and there on Sundays while playing softball, and whatever else I feel like doing. It’s a long road and a lot of work to actually get to that point, but I will get there.
Stay short fans!
I weigh myself nearly every morning, mostly to keep myself “honest” and make sure I’m not really gaining a lot of weight. For several years I was right around the 265-275 pound mark, and last year I’d finally had enough. Actually, an “internet celebrity” put on a competition for an Xbox One and I wanted to win, so I started my journey to lose weight and get in better shape. I didn’t want it so bad that I went and “cut” weight, but I did definitely want it bad enough to legitimately lose roughly 40 pounds last year, from 275 at the heaviest to 235 at my lightest.
The contest ended with me not winning, and since then I’ve kinda stagnated. I’ve been sitting at the 235-240 pound mark since about Christmas, and while that’s *a lot* better than where I was, it’s still not where I want to be. So, I’m going to suck it up and hop back on that there weight-loss train, looking to lose at least another 20 pounds. While I’m at it, I might as well get my endurance and flexibility up too. I’ve never been one to run anything more than a few baselines or a 40-yard dash, but I must say it’s gotten a lot harder to either lately, which means it’s also time to shape up a bit.
Let’s not mince words, I’m a bit of a lazy bastard. I’m not saying I’m a call-somebody-into-the-room-to-grab-the-remote-that’s-just-out-of-reach type of lazy, but I’m not saying I haven’t watched several hours worth of random shows because I didn’t want to get up and get said remote either. That little bit right there is not exactly conducive to working on cardio and building up endurance, so I’m going to really have to keep on myself and make sure I do it regularly. Or, I can rely on my fans to help me out with that, right? ;)
I’ll be posting progress, fun stories, grumpy ramblings, and whatever else floats my boat while on this journey. Please follow along and feel free to join in on the self-improvement kick, posting your progress in the comments if you like. Or feel free to ignore those posts and watch for my other posts that will eventually grace this front page. Either way, you’re going to come back and visit me, I just know it…
Stay short fans!
Hey Shorts fans,
It became apparent to me pretty quick that this blog wasn’t going to work out too well. It was fun to write, but in just over a week it got boring and became more work than fun. People seemed to know as soon as I started the blog, because they stopped saying things or commenting on my shorts, which made it hard to actually write about it. I never wanted to make up whole posts with this blog; I wanted there to be more truth than not, but with my own fun spin. For a very short while, that worked out well. But the same people said the same things day in and day out, and new people I met didn’t say much of anything, didn’t notice, or just thought I was crazy silently to themselves.
So I stopped writing about it. I had always meant to come back and post about this, letting you all know what was going on and why I stopped writing, I just felt really bad because I barely made it a week. I do want this blog to be something, but I’m honestly not sure what that is yet. My friend started chronicling her “fitness journey” on facebook and I was thinking of doing something like that on here for myself. I dropped 40 pounds or so last year, and I want to drop at least 20-30 more this year and then keep it off, but I’ve been slipping a bit and, like her, I think this would hold me more accountable to myself if no one else.
There are other ideas that I have to post here, and maybe I’ll mix them in together here and there, but I need to hash those out a bit more first. If you’ve stuck with me this far, both in this post and with the absence on the blog, I thank you. Look for more content to be coming soon, I promise. And of course I’ll throw in the occasional shorts post, though it’s coming up on summer, so they may not be as fun.
Stay short fans!
Shorts. Snow. Shooting. Everything a man needs. Heard yesterday it was supposed to snow today. Anywhere between 2 and 6 inches. Had pants on for 10 minutes before work. Changed to shorts before I left. Figured there are lots of people happy with 6 inches. I might as well be too.
Work went well today. Hoping today is the start of a trend. Had several people ask me if I was enjoying the heat wave. I enjoy the shorts no matter the heat. Got home and had to put pants on. Needed to clear snow from the driveway. Felt bad. Changed to shorts as soon as I was done. Much better.
Went to archery league. Wore shorts this week. Was asked if I enjoyed the balmy weather. Said of course. Too focused on missing targets to think of good comeback. Need to make a list.
Stay short fans!
Woke up early for work again. Cat was sitting on Wife’s pillow. She was staring at Wife. Creeper cat is creeper. Got out of bed. Cat followed. Got under blanket and grabbed computer. Cat walked past and sat on couch. She stared over arm rest at me. Creeping. Think she is plotting again.
Morning work didn’t go well. Left house at 8:30. Felt like summer outside. Loved it. Almost sad to go inside to work. Mostly because it was work. Long day. I survived. Office mate came out of house hibernation today. Said he missed me. Pulled a Han and said “I know.” I’m funny. Han was too.
First Boss talked to me today. Told me that they sell long pants in town. Also said it was -80F outside. -80F unlikely. Ears might get cold at -80F. Noticed all the pants in stores too. Damn things are everywhere. Can’t find more shorts. Very frustrating. Need to write a letter to someone. Must have more shorts.
Didn’t do much after work. Didn’t feel like playing computer games. Watched Fringe. And Star Trek. Rewrote intro to short story I started for Sisters. Short story. Hah. It’s a pun. I’m still funny. Going to bed early. So much funny made me tired.
Stay short fans!
Sat here for 10 minutes. Couldn’t think of something to write. No fun or interesting comments today. First time this has happened all winter. Very unfortunate. People must be used to me. Need to move further north. Colder, more people may comment.