Losing Rules.

When I got back from vacation on July 8th, I weighed myself and rung in at a hearty 270lbs.  I’m was out of shape, on high blood pressure medication, and generally had the energy and motivation of a sloth on Ambien.  Then a little voice in my head said it was time to change that.  I decided to take on the “keto” lifestyle and as a result, 1 month later I’m 250lbs.  I still have a ways to go but so far I’m thoroughly enjoying the results.

My energy levels are way up, my motivation to do… anything has drastically increased.  My blood pressure is stabilizing, my cholesterol is down, and the digestive issues that have plagued me my entire life are nearly a distant memory.  What is “keto?”  A very low carb, high fat and protein diet.  You cut carbs to the point your body is forced to burn stored fat as fuel.  That’s the TL;DR version.  I’m not entirely sure how far it is off of Atkins, but I know the last time I attempted any low-carb diet I went from 260lbs to 220lbs pretty damned quick.  It took me a good 6 years to get back up to my lounging weight.

Anyhow, cutting carbs hasn’t been a huge deal for me.  My sweet tooth is all but non-existent.  I don’t miss bread, pasta, even pizza (I’ll get to that later).  If I have breakfast, it’s usually bacon and eggs made in bacon grease.  Lunch?  Double bacon cheeseburger in a lettuce wrap.  Dinner?  Chicken, Pork, or Steak that I usually incorporate bacon into (especially the leaner pork/chicken in order to drive the saturated fat content up).  I don’t get hungry a lot – if I do, usually a handful of salted almonds does the trick.

Pizza?  I still have it but I make it myself.  Either the Fathead variety (crust composed of almond flour and cheese) – or my preference the Chicken Crust variety.  A crust entirely made of shredded chicken with garlic, basil, oregano, parmesan, and an egg.  Top it with cheese and bacon – it’s heavenly and supremely satisfying (and very low carb).  If I do get a craving for something sweet, I’ve gotten into making these little chocolate cheesecake bites with bakers chocolate, cream cheese, and erythritol sweetener… again very low carb, but completely satisfying.

So right now I’m basically a month and a week in, down 20lbs, and if my current weight loss rate continues I’ll be at or below 200lbs by Christmas while eating things I already enjoyed all the while cutting the crap that kept me fluffy.  I’m gonna miss my gut…not. 🙂

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The sky isn’t falling, get a grip.

So over the weekend I spent some time with family, and got to experience first hand the lunacy of establishment media indoctrination.  An 11 year old passionately expressed to me that because of “the wall” there will be “no more Mexicans” or “Mexican food.”  This is what the establishment media counts on.  This is what the “Progressive” Left relies on.  When the claim of dishonesty arose, I asked for an example and got “After the boy-scouts speech he said the head of the boy-scouts called him” which had since been whittled down to statements made in person, not over the phone.  Ah hah!  A lie!  If someone told you something, and you happen to say it was in person or over the phone, but it was the opposite… does it really fucking matter?

We’ve got Kim Jong Un firing off rockets like it’s the 4th of July, threatening nuclear destruction on the USA and its allies, and who does the media focus on?  Trump and his response.  24 years ago, on the topic of North Korea’s saber rattling President Clinton stated: “we would quickly and overwhelmingly retaliate” and “It would mean the end of their country as they know it.”

Where was the media outrage?  Where were the cooler minds asking him to calm his rhetoric?  Is it just that nobody takes a Democrat seriously when they make threats?

The sky isn’t falling.  Get a grip.

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Hard to believe it’s been 4 years since I even touched this thing (that’s what she said).  Previously, I blogged from the late 90’s to well… (looks down)… 2013.  I’ve kept much of my rants contained on Facebook which allowed me to overlook this catalog of a good chunk of my life.  Turns out one of the plugins in this WordPress setup was the primary reason every page look so damned long to load.

Anyhow, if this pops up on a random feed out of the blue and you’re wondering where the hell I’ve been – Hello!

More updates to come soon as I try to bring this site back from… wherever the hell it’s been.

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Just want to make my point of view clear as far as all the BS circulating over the possibility of US military involvement in Syria.  First, the civil war in Syria isn’t a threat to the US.  If they attack Israel?  Sure.  Right now it’s just a dictatorship vs a terrorist insurgency.  If we attack government forces in Syria, we’re aiding “Al Qaeda” and other terrorist groups.  The president himself absolutely set a red line on what would qualify the recalculation of his equation as far as how to deal with Syria.  The president, through the war powers act, is allowed to wage war for a period of 90 days without congressional approval.  That he’s going through the motions of gaining congressional approval is nothing more than politics meant to deflect his responsibility for the outcome of any action or in-action.

I supported the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan while the media and anti-war crowd read us all the riot act on a daily basis.  After 8 years (now 13 years) of continued war it’s safe to say that my eyes have been open for quite some time as to what should justify our involvement.  Everyone’s eyes should be open, and everyone should be shouting from the rooftops, calling their representatives, and demanding that Obama go back to sitting on his green thumb.  Many polls indicate a dearth of support for military involvement in Syria.  The American people don’t want this any more than they wanted Obamacare.  Russia and Iran are both ready to deal with the fight we are trying to pick, and it’s about time we all say ENOUGH.  To the silent media and acquiescent anti-war crowd that have apparently been drowned in a flood of hope and change, I say SHAME ON YOU ALL.

You are nothing more than hypocrites being lead from behind by a hypocrite, and I thank you for your vote… morons.

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How I lose weight, in 2 easy steps…without exercise…or sacrifice.

  1. Drink at least 64 ounces of water a day.
  2. When you are hungry, drink.  If the hunger persists, eat something.

The last time I did this, I dropped from 260lbs to 220lbs over the course of a few months.  In the time since I stopped drinking as much water, my weight rose back to the 240lb area and I’ve been there for quite some time.  There are several other things you can do to accomplish weight loss, but the two basic things I do when starting out is simply drink more and as a result of drinking more – I eat less.

There’s actually science to back this up – your liver isn’t just there to keep you from being perpetually drunk, it actually does an amazing job at breaking down excess body fat.  The problem is that most people simply don’t drink enough, or they drink too much of the wrong things.  Avoid excess sugar and more importantly excess SODIUM.  You don’t want to hold on to water, you want that stuff getting in and out on a regular schedule so your body can do what it does best and flush itself of all the crap that’s keeping you fat.  Sure coffee might taste better sweet, but try it without for a few days and it’ll be rare that you go back.  Soft drinks like soda?  Go ahead, just don’t drink 64 ounces of soda per day and complain that you’re gaining weight.  That stuff, whether its regular or diet, has an obscene amount of sodium in it.  Your body needs sodium, sodium is a good thing, but don’t push it.

A side effect of this method – is that you can pretty much eat whatever you want.  With the diminished hunger resulting from proper hydration, you’ll eat less.  Factor in a calorie deficit to this, and you won’t feel bad for eating that burger, or having some real fried chicken if that’s your thing.

Something to keep in mind when deciding what to eat… saturated fats are your friends.  Whenever I do this, I make a point to eat things with a saturated fat content that’d make most ‘healthy’ people faint from the horror.  The fact here is that when you eat things with saturated fat, your appetite is satisfied quicker.  In effect your brain says “HOLY SHIT, REAL FOOD!” and instead of gorging yourself, you eat and shortly after your brains says “Damn… that was good…” and flips the switch OFF for your hunger.  So go ahead and eat that healthy, low-fat, low-calorie meal and convince yourself that you’re doing a good thing… or have a bacon cheeseburger with a side of fries and ACTUALLY FEEL GOOD.

Something else to consider, take a multi-vitamin.  Sure you’ll probably piss out most of whats in that pill, but if your body needs something – it’ll take what it needs on its way through.

Last but not least – if you really want to kick it into overdrive, get off your ass and go for a walk once and a while.  I’m guilty as charged when it comes to not exercising, but hey – baby steps.

I’ve been back on this for a week now, and have gone from 239.6lbs to 234.6lbs in a week.  Don’t forget – weigh yourself first thing in the morning, right after you pee… that’s the best way to find out your actual weight.  I’ve lost 5lbs and eaten nothing but burritos, pizza, buffalo wings, beer, and of course – plenty of good old dihydrogen monoxide AKA *water*.  It all starts with proper hydration folks, that’s the key.

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A day in my life… illustrated by classic cartoons.

It doesn’t matter what I do…

Or how hard I try…

The safest bet… is to just stand and take it.

Money doesn’t matter… possessions don’t matter…

Beating myself up doesn’t help…

I can’t run…

I can’t hide…

I can only endure…

Long for the days when things were better…

While not falling victim to the fear and anxiety…

As I am torn apart by forces that seem larger than life…

Forsaking all I held dear for so long…

Just so one day… I can try again…

And maybe… just maybe… live the life I’ve earned.

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The lottery

Don’t buy that lotto ticket, sure – you might win a few dollars, but lets be serious, you’re going to sell yourself on the delusion that the next ticket may yield even more quick found money but in reality your windfall is going to turn into an empty pocket which is nothing more than a reflection of your empty life that sadly cannot be fixed with free cash.

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Device – You Think You Know

Come on!

Don’t hang me, on another problem
I really don’t give a fuck if you believe me
I can see that you were not the one to confide in
I cannot abide by you anymore
Can you shut, down the funky vibe and (get)
The fuck up, yeah, better believe me.
You aren’t heard anymore
You weren’t able to silence
Resorted to violence
I’ve seen it before
Now get your ass out the door
Won’t take shit anymore

You think you know, but you’re horribly blind
You think you know how this story’s defined
You think you know that your heart has gone cold inside

Get off me. You don’t know where I’ve been
I’m all fucked up. Better believe me
I didn’t care anymore, I opened up the device and
I gave into vice with you, little whore
God damn this, no one could believe that
I am this monster you believe in
There’s nothing left anymore
You were the one who decided
Our souls were divided
I’ve heard it before
Won’t take shit anymore

You think you know, but you’re horribly blind
You think you know how this story’s defined
You think you know that your heart has gone cold inside
You think you know, but it’s all in your mind
You think you know just whose fate has been signed
You think you know just whose heart has gone cold this time

Well you can blame yourself
And you just might be right
For there is nothing left
Do you think its time to say goodbye?

You think you know, but you’re horribly blind
You think you know how this story’s defined
You think you know that your heart has gone cold inside
You think you know, but it’s all in your mind
You think you know just whose fate has been signed
You think you know just whose heart has gone cold this time

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My biggest gripe about the Forza games…

I know that DLC’s are the big thing now, and a big money-maker post release for just about every game developer.  That being said, while Forza 4 and Forza Horizon are both fantastic games, the real world cost of adding additional cars via DLC is absurd.  Here I am thinking I got a great deal, $40 per game, and then as I’m choosing a new car I see certain vehicles tagged with “DLC” which can be purchased for anywhere from $2 or more.  They don’t even have a DLC package where you can just buy all of them at once, even the so called “Season Pass” is limited in what it can provide… to this I say, wtf?

The entire purpose of games these days should be to keep the players playing them.  Forcing us to commit even more real world dollars into a title just for the privilege of driving a twin turbo AMC Gremlin is ridiculous.  I’m all for dropping a few dollars for a steaming pile of pungent new content, but all of this piecemeal BS is infuriating…  Wow, great, the game has hundreds of cars… of which maybe 10% I have any real interest in driving.  I’d like to run a few races in a Dodge Omni GLH for instance, but I can’t unless I drop real money to do so.  That’s a load of crap.

I supported the developer by purchasing the game, I further support them by continuing to play it. There’s got to be a business model out there that can get me the content I want for FREE and still make money for the developers.  Years ago they started doing really obvious product placement via billboards and whatnot – some folks complained, personally I think it made the experience more real.  Maybe they could make the DLC cars available via in-game points.  Instead, I need to spend more real money.  BULL$#@!.

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It’s the little things in life that put a smile on my face…

Over the weekend I got to see one of my oldest friends tie the knot, was a great (albeit rainy) time.  Still, my mind works in mysterious ways and the thing that stood out was related to one of my ex’s being there.  Now I rarely talk to them, but we’re on good terms.  They’re married, have a few kids, and I made a point to at least do a happy ‘hi, how are ya’ and leave it at that.

Still, one thing I noticed ages ago, is that the ‘other half of the equation’ couldn’t really take their eyes off me.  I initially noticed it at ‘group events’ mainly any time I actually spoke with my ex but then noticed that just about every time I’d scan the room, or be in the middle of a conversation with other folks… this guy’s just watching me.

Now the wedding marked the first time in… more than a few years since I actually ran into the happy couple in person, said my hello’s, etc… and moved on to the other two dozen people I hadn’t seen in ages.  Made a point for the rest of the night to steer clear for the most part, but seriously… everyone’s on the floor dancing, and where’s he looking (while dancing)?  Me.

My ex?  Still a knockout.  Given the option of looking at me, or looking at her, I’d have to say I can’t blame him – I’m one handsome SOB, but just the same dude… Past is the past, you’ve got a family, I’ve got… something, lol… As Lilly from How I Met Your Mother would say… where’s the poop?

Jealous?  Intimidated?  Over protective?  Am I yet again this mysterious bogeyman?  Honestly, I got a kick out of it. 🙂

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