Renaissance

Blame

When something goes wrong, it seems like everyone wants someone or something to blame. Maybe it’s in our nature to shift responsibility, to clear our conscience. I’ve been stewing on this for days now, and it would be so damned easy to blame Depression for my actions, blame my father for being a role model …

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Undercurrents

“You’re like the calmest person in the world,” she said to me. She isn’t the first person to say it. I’ve often been described as stoic, unemotional, non-responsive, et cetera, sometimes in a less-than-flattering way. It’s true that I come across as immovable, though. I take what life gives me with little complaint, just as …

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Not-So-Humdrum

I just weighed in downstairs. My rate of loss has slowed down because I’ve been snacking more and eating like crap and avoiding the treadmill more often, but I’m still losing. Today’s weight is 299. This is the first time since 1995 that I’m under 300 pounds. THAT makes my mood improve quite a bit. …

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Renaissance Update

I haven’t written about it in awhile, so I thought I’d post a little update. The pounds didn’t shed quite as fast over the holidays, but they did shed. I weighed in this morning at 315 pounds. That means I’ve lost 41 pounds in three months, and I’ve got 65 more to lose before Christmas. …

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Happy New Year

Today is the last day of December, which has proven to be the first bright December in many, many years for me. It’s also the eve of the new year, which happens to be my favorite holiday. It is a time to look back on the past, let go of things you no longer need, …

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I Quit

This post will get nasty. Don’t read it if you get the willies easily. At six o’clock in the morning, I woke up coughing. This has become a recent trend for me, these morning fits of my lungs revolting. I rolled onto my side, hoping that the shift in gravity would bring peace enough for …

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I’m Back

I’m back, and I’ve got no huge news to report. No hilarious stories, though I did laugh quite a bit. No drama. I got home and weighed in… and I gained one pound. I suppose that’s good, considering the ENORMOUS AMOUNT OF FOOD that they had there. To make up for my lack of writing, …

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Renaissance Update

It’s Friday evening and, after my workout and shower, I just weighed in. 339 pounds. Five pounds shed in seven days. Eleven pounds lost in twelve days. While I know that this pace won’t continue, I’ve pretty excited about it. Regardless of the pace, I feel better. I’m happy to be eating right. I’m only …

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Let’s Get Physical

I’ve decided it’s time that I become serious about Stuck’s Renaissance. Up until last week, my diet has consisted of attempts at behaving during the week, with a free pass on weekends as long as I remained reasonable. It hasn’t been helping. So last Thursday, I went grocery shopping with a change of diet in …

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Playtime

Recently, I resigned from my weekly Dungeons & Dragons group. I’m sure most of my readers have this mental picture of a bunch of grown men gathering in somebody’s parents’ basement, but it really wasn’t anything at all like the stereotype. We played weekly for something like five years, and I finally came to a …

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Renaissance Update

I haven’t forgotten about my self-renovation project, but I also haven’t been writing about it. Just to give a brief update, I’ve lost six pounds since I started, which is pretty good considering that I quit smoking. But last night, I decided it was time to change gears. I tightened all the screws on my …

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