Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Unexcused Absence

So I have been MIA on this blog for about two weeks now, and for that I apologize.  Started a new job and it has kept me incredibly busy, and school on top of that is making life hectic.  But, I would be lying if I said I didn't have 5-10 minutes to post a blog every once in a while, there may have been some apathy or possibly procrastination on my part. 

It was also partial embarrassment, as I gained 1.5 Lbs. last week, at least Jon gained as well.  As he posted we were going to have Veronica decide a punishment for both of us, but as it turns out, Veronica thought the whole idea was stupid.  So it looks like there will be no punishment, Jon and I are back at it this week; and I will work to be more committed to updating this blog as necessary.

Oh, and I lost 2 Lbs. last week.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

We tied.

Ok, so both Mike and I gained some weight last week so we've declared it to be a week where neither of us win. It's a tie. Mike's fiance Veronica will be determining a punishment for both of us.
Sorry to be less posty this week. We've both been busy. Here are some way better blogs than ours for you to look at while you wait for us.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Wednesday AM thoughts: I win again

I've always known that I had the heart of a champion. Whether it was the 2 seasons of West Wichita YMCA T-ball, the time I almost made the 6th grade Basketball Team at Hadley Middle School, or the time I accidentally ran a mile in High School, I've known that I have a gift... greatness.

While I was humble last week, it appears that winning is just my style. So get used to it Mike.
This week your punishment will be to print off 7 signs I'm about to email you. Each day you'll need to take a picture of yourself holding a different sign and upload it to your Facebook page. Tag me in it so my friends can see it as well. You can do the signs in any order you'd like but you must do every sign.

Also, as many of you know, this contest is in part due to Mike's desire to be ready for his wedding in May to Veronica. In honor of the upcoming nuptials, I'd like to post my personal favorite picture from their engagement photos. It's a classic testament to their love...

Monday, January 24, 2011


First of all, a correctio; I weighed in at 221.5, not 121.5.  Although anybody should have been able to figure that out, that would be one magic diet.

I actually lost .4 Lbs. more than Jon this week, but we are basing this off of percentages and he beat me by 2%, so Jon, the Week is yours again.  I have two days left after today on fulfilling my previous punishment, feel free to incur the new one at any time.  I also want to pubicly apoligize for not fully fulfilling the punishment, as I missed on Friday.  That is why I will fulfill until Wednesday in its place, you are going down next week.

Weekly Weigh-In: January 24, 2011

Today the scale told me 189.8

That puts me at 10 lbs lost so far. By the way, I'm pretty sure Mike didn't weigh in at 121.5 lbs because if he did, he might be dying...

Weekly Weigh-In: January 24, 2011

Today I weighed in at 121.5 Lbs.  Best weigh-in so far for me, but only by a half pound and my progress has been much slower than I anticipated.  This is another 9% towards my goal, the good news is that I have now lost 8.5 Lbs overall and we are less than a month in.  Spread that out over 5 months and I make my goal and exceed it by a few pounds.  It is better to be steady throughout than to sprint out of the gate only to get burnt out on the diet and exercise, at least that is what I keep telling myself.  I need to work more on the exercise portion of my diet plan, I now await Jon's weigh-in.  My totals are 3.5 Lbs and 9%.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Wednesday Morning Thoughts: I won the week

The picture above is a depiction of what happened after the Siege of Alesia in 52 BC where Roman forces, led by Julius Caesar defeated the Gauls led by Vercingetorix. When the battle ended and Caesar won, Vercingetorix rode into the Roman camp in his full armor and held his head high. I choose this picture to claim the week because
1. I am a nerd who likes history
2. I am a nerd who likes history AND who won the week.
3. I think a good look for Mike would be long hair, beard, and riding horses.
4. Vercingetorix held his head high - this contest isn't over by a long shot.

So Mike, here is your punishment for the week. See this gal....

Well, every day for the next week you need a Facebook status with lyrics from her songs. On Saturday, you'll need to have 3 statuses with her lyrics.