Friday, June 23, 2006

Can't wait for next week!

Next week I will be getting "on the plan". This time off is brutal. I'm going nuts not being in the gym. I'm eating often, and A LOT, which was needed to reset leptin, and get it out of my system. I'm soooooooooooooo sick of eating. I'm looking forward to next week in a big way.

For those of you who read my rant, sorry about that. That's the only time I'm going to do that. That helped me purge, and make changes. Here's the progress:

1) Girlfriend and I parted ways very peacefully. I love her and miss her, and KNOW I cannot ever be with her. I suppose this is what you ladies feel when you have one of them emotion thingees. God, that must suck to have these all the time ;)
2) Remaining calm, trying to get my lawyer to fight for me. So far, it's 2 months and the court still hasn't been able to provide a transcript. I'm going to get the Nixon Tapes when they're done. I'm laughing at it at this point. If not, I'd cry.
3) I took a temporary position with a fat full time paycheck. I'm going to be on the road 45 hours a week. I'll have to prepare EVERY meal ahead. I'm excited to test my discipline, and make some $$!
4) Allergies are OK; managed. Taking a nose spray about once every 4 days until I have a more permanent solution. I still hate perscriptions, but I had to do this. Next Dr. visit on Tuesday.

That's all for now. I'll update 5 and 6 as I have news.

Thanks for all the kind words, everyone. I'm happy to inspire some of you. Just make sure you come back and show me pics when you're ready to. I'll be here, showing off some myself.


Twice the Man said...

Making $$$ sounds good to me, wish I could make some.

A Girl Running said...

If you have time with all your new work (what do you do) can you post what the leptin thing means please?

Glad that things are working for you - ranting can really help with the emotion thingees (LOL)

Do you think if my husband and I have one cheat meal a week (Saturday nights) it will undo all our hard work for the week?

Josh said...

Leptin is a master control hormone that effects every other hormone related to metabolism. In plain English, it's what causes plateaus in weight loss. It's thousands of years of evolution kicking in. Your body thinks it's starving, so it does whatever it can to survive, which means STORE FAT.

Trick your dumbbody one week, and this can be "reset". Just one theory. It works for me.

Aside from my big, stupid body, I have a frontal lobe I need to keep happy. Some days I think I'm refeeding my mind, and just justifying it with all the crap I learn.

Hey, whatever works, right?

On that note, no, one meal won't undo your hard work. That is, unless you stress about it, which would cause high levels of cortisol, which makes fat loss stall...

and then we're back to hormones.

A cheat meal isn't going to kill you, if you don't let it. 90% of the battle is in your head. Mark Twain once said, "I have been through some terrible things in my life, some of which actually happened."

Josh said...


Quit wishing, and decide. It's just like with the weight loss. Want another Twain quote?

"All you need is ignorance and confidence; then success is sure."

Think big, and ignor that inner voice that tries to hold you down.

Anonymous said...

Here's an idea: I'll come over to YOUR blog and give YOU shit about what YOU write. Like anybody really gives a fuck about your fitness program or breaking up with your ugly girlfriend.

Can't wait to see you on Fox News.

Josh said...

Actually, the girlfriend was really hot. Just not hot enough to make up for her poor attitude.

But that's besides the point.

To let everyone know, this is a post I put on a random blog I heard about on Fox News. I was misunderstood, but that's OK. I wasn't real clear I guess.

I was just making commentary on what I thought was funny, and praising a guy for making it all the way to Fox News.

Here's the post in its entirety, as found on

********Begin Quote*********
Nice job on Fox News. Very professional. However, how IN THE HELL is this newsworthy?
I’m not hating, at all. I’m praising you, brother! The topics today were:

1) Saddam and WMD that might have killed thousands
2) AOL sucks
3) Terrorists might kill us all

Serious, that’s the exact order of stories. Either America has A.D.D., or you’re Rupert Murdoch’s son. Which is it?

I’m going to make some phone calls now (any “customer service” will do), and see if I can’t get on the NBC nightly news.

********End Quote*********

Again, rereading that, I can see how that can be misconstrued.

A Girl Running said...

LOL your comment was kind of funny

thanks for the leptin explanation. I will stick to the cheat meal and see how we go