I used to be fat — like obese. On a good day I stand 5’9″ tall (stop laughing, that is the average height for an American male). A little more than ten years ago I weighed 245lbs (that was a size 42 waistline for those of you keeping score at home). As I have been documenting on Mondays, I currently weigh 195lbs and I am trying to get back to my “fightin'” weight of 178lbs, which is what I weighed about five years ago.
My biggest fear has always been an injury that would necessitate rest. Right now my right knee’s IT band is bugging me, I am displeased. If you look down at the bottom of the sidebar you’ll see my Tour de Force agenda for this spring under the heading “Stupid Paulie Tricks.” I enjoy doing events, especially if they will help me lose weight. I must because the last thing I need is another t-shirt.
Kirsty Ally I Hate You, Kirsty Ally I Love You
Tuesday night I was content to take a night off from exercising, sit my ass on the couch, and just watch tv. Then she popped up onto my screen in a Jenny Craig commercial — Kirsty, Jenny; Jenny, Kirsty. I have never liked Kirsty Ally (she’s not my type) and was horrified when I saw pictures of how much she had “grown” over the last few years. I immediately headed down to the basement and did an hour on my bike. Thanks Kirsty, keep those commercials coming!
Goodbye Hockey, Hello Lance
At least one sports star has his head on straight. With the cancellation of this year’s hockey season I am glad to hear that Lance Armstrong will be riding both the Tour de Georgia and the Tour de France this year. Cycling may be a niche sport in this country, but I’ll be watching.
Hey, Is Someone At The Onion Goofing On Me?
My name is not David Buntrock, but this sounds eerily familiar…
New Girlfriend Bears Disturbing Resemblance To Old Girlfriend
ATLANTA—Friends of David Buntrock told reporters Monday that his new girlfriend Katie Wickstrom looks unsettlingly similar to his former girlfriend Tonya Gill. “When I first saw them together I thought, ‘Wow, did David and Tonya work things out?'” friend Angie Lisota said, explaining that both Wickstrom and Gill are petite, with cropped brown hair, big eyes, and a penchant for dressing like ballet dancers. “Even her voice sounds a little nasally, like Tonya’s.” According to Buntrock, Wickstrom “actually looks more like Audrey Hepburn.”
I wonder what Tonya Gill is doing these days…
And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – unhappy because my knee hurts
Current Music – Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing The Flaming Lips – “She Don’t Use Jelly”
Current Read – nothing currently (but tonight I plan to read my Cargo magazine)