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What’s Old is New Again · July 18, 2009

Thanks to the awesome web-styling skills of Mr. Ryan Donahue, the site has received an overhaul. We took it from Textpattern to WordPress. It’s a move I made reluctantly, because I liked Textpattern and am familiar with it, but it’s not really being actively developed or supported that well anymore. There are subtle differences to the site, but all for the better (I hope). Now I just have to remember to blog things more often so that there are reasons to keep you visiting! Commenting is easier on this platform as well, so feel free to comment on posts if you have something to say.

If you’ve subscribed to my site using an RSS or Atom feed reader, you will need to change the URL you’re using to download the feeds, as Texxtpattern and WordPress do things differently in that department. The new links to the feeds can be found toward the top of the page in the sidebar to your right.

Fatso Manifesto · March 6, 2008

Three years ago today I weighed 15 lbs less than I do now, and was in a lot better physical shape. Granted, I was 3 years younger, went to the gym on a regular basis, ate the right things, and I’m sure between then and now my metabolism has changed. Nevertheless, I’m approaching the big 3 0, and I’m tired of being overweight and out of shape, for a number of reasons:

  • I have a hereditary tendency to be heavy, so overcoming this now will be a lot easier to do and maintain now than later.
  • I’m tired of looking at myself in the mirror every day, thinking about what I could look like.
  • It’s healthier to be in shape.
    • Too many things to list here
  • I have a ton of clothes that I haven’t worn in a long time because I think I’m too big for them.

So, it’s time for me to get back on the wagon. The big steps here are:

  • Get back to a regular workout schedule
  • Eat the right things
  • Eat less, more frequently

I guess the reason I’m publishing this is so that it’s not just the same old plan that I rehearse over and over in the back of my head and keep saying “I’m going to start next week”. This time, I’m going to do it, and anyone who wants to can call me on it if I don’t. Thus, my rearchitecture begins. Wish me luck!

Small Victory · September 7, 2007

It happened last week, but I’ve been too busy to wright about it. I dipped below 200 pounds! Pretty exciting for me, since I haven’t been that “light” for over a year or more.

I do know this though: I’m super out of shape. I’ve started working out with my friend and old workout partner again, and we’ve both lost some muscle mass. I ran 10 minutes on the treadmill and just about died. (Clearly that’s an exaggeration, but that’s what it felt like.) Oh well, onward and upward.