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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Separation

Before I dust off this blog, and start a new chapter in my life’s story, I want to make it very clear to the readers that I’m not the hero in this tale. I’m not the good guy in this story. Consider yourselves warned. Here there be monsters. A few hours ago, I got the …

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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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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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December

I was not ready to return to work. A week away from it all was not enough to make me want to be here, where there is not a morning that goes by that I don’t consider calling in sick. It is time to find something else. This feeling is compounded by the fact that …

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