Kilt in Action


If you didn’t already know, I am one of those guys who is very proud of his Scottish heritage.

I remember being in, like, second grade and seeing a program at school about the Edinburgh Military Tattoo. It was the first time I

Thank You for the Compliment


Today, one of the girls who works at the gym told me that I was looking really good.  It caught me off guard. I wasn’t sure what to say. Did she really mean it? Why did she say that? I don’t look good. I look

Healthy Coffee


A few people…ok, only one person… have asked me how I am doing with my Monster energy drink addiction.

I am proud to say that I have not had a Monster energy drink in over 3 weeks.

I think that I am cured off the juice.


Were You Burned By Acid?


“F: Why do you wear a mask? Were you burned by acid or something? W: Oh no. It’s just they’re terribly comfortable. I think everyone will be wearing them in the future.”

I got burned by acid once. I almost died.

Allow myself to

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What I Wish People Knew About Me


Or maybe the title should be stuff about me that you will eventually learn if you know me long enough. But I digress…

Thanks to some folks that I have “met” on the interwebs (aka No More Bacon,, and my boy the Badger

Bowling for Affection


I figured it was time to make another post about my past. I am thinking that those of you who don’t know me will want to get to know me better. And for those of you that think you know me, you will find

My Biggest Loser Fail


“…I will tell you this.  I did take a serious step, and for a while it was successful.  But ultimately that attempt failed in principle…”

In the last background post I talked about how I had almost given up all hope that I would

Weight Depression


“…It took more than 2 years for me to take a serious step towards weight loss.  But that is for another post…”

That was where I left you on my last background post about my bariatric consultation. But I was wrong. After checking into

Bariatric Consultation


The other day I posted a little bit about what has led up to where I am now.  I ended the post by saying that I set up a consultation with a bariatric surgeon.  For those who don’t know, bariatric surgery is gastric bypass

Lets Back this Up a Bit


So I have been the big boy all of my life…well, as long as I can remember anyway.

I have always been somewhat of a hoss.  Growing up it was more like I was “big” but not necessarily “fat.” Middle school was when I