Thursday, January 27, 2011

Help Us Name The New Puppy!

OK, so THE WIFE is getting a new puppy for her birthday.  She is in love with our baby Gizmo.  Gizmo is our Japanese Chin and she is getting a playmate.

Here is the little boy.

What? Can't I get some privacy here?

See this paw?  I'm gonna pop you in the mouth with it if you don't stop.

So we have a poll up on the right hand side of the blog.  You have 24 hours to vote.

HURRY!  HURRY!  Or else he'll get a crappy name.

Monday, January 24, 2011

As I Shamelessly Rip Off Lady GaGa

Doe this hat make me look gay?
This is exactly why I shouldn't draw late at night... Oh my poor wife.

Day 8 - January 24th, 2011

I didn't work out or worry over the weekend.  Today I did another 1.5 miles and my weigh in is 321 pounds.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Day 5 - January 21, 2011

I MADE IT!!!!

OK, well, I made it through the first week.  It's a start. HA!

My foot feels much better today, I wrapped it in a cool cloth last night, medicated myself and stayed off of it as much as I could.  I would have iced it, but I could get to everything with the cloth better (between my toes etc...).

So today I did 1.5 miles again and my weight was 326.

I'm not freaking over the short term weigh gain, I had a couple of sodas yesterday which are EVIL EVIL EVIL! So I look to drop the weight again long term.  I am just keeping on keeping on.

Next weekend I have a super secret meeting I am going to.  No idea if anything will come from it, but I was approached by this company a couple of years ago and I felt like I wasn't qualified.  Earlier this year I was trying to get in with a former co-worker to see about working with this company's stuff and I wound up working over at PHONECO and missing the meeting.  This week I got a request through Linked-In to go to this company's campus for an open house.

Obviously God is trying to tell me something.  I think it's time I listened.

I'll keep you in the loop.

Have a great weekend everyone.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Day 4 - January 20, 2011

OK, made it again. No magic weight loss and I am heeding the advice. Not worrying about day to day, but I am keeping track for my own purposes.

Walked 1.5 miles and my weight was 323.

I did have to take a painkiller last night for this:

Ohhh yeah baby!
May wind up with another one tonight. We'll see, at least my foot has taken my mind off my back.

Day 3 - January 19, 2011

Sorry, I did work out, but I was too busy to update yesterday.

I did 1.51 miles on the treadmill and weight was 323.

Thank you all so much for the words of encouragement.  I promise to not lose hope on weight fluctuations, I just hope to see a gradual trend downward.  Honestly my long term goal doesn't end until 2012, so I won't lose hope.

As soon as I escape from this conference call, I will go work out again.... Then maybe post an ugly picture of my foot which is killing me.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Day 2 - January 18, 2011

Well, I did two days in a row.  In Ranger's terms that is a STREAK!

OK, so today I walked 1.55 miles at lunch and my current weight is 125 325 (corrected) pounds. (Don't get jealous, because I know I am looking at water weight right now so I am not jumping up and down that I hit my goal for the week.)

BTW, my goal is 2 pounds a week.  This is a frightening admission, but if I can achieve it I will hit 225 pounds by 2012.  I like that idea.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Day 1 - January 17, 2011 (Big Changes Ahead)

I know I have griped and complained about things for ever now, but my back has killed me forever and ever.  It's been a little while but I have been off the painkillers and just trying to make the muscle relaxers work for me. I have now started having problems with crazy creeping feelings up and down my back when I try to go to sleep.  It sounds like restless leg syndrome, but targeted at my back instead.

THE WIFE said that maybe God was sending me another sign to get up off my butt and lose weight.

Fine... I'm listening. (Finally)

Here's the deal. I need to lose 100 pounds (at least). I have to relearn how to eat, and figure out what my problem is.  Listening to a shrink talk they would say I am trying to fill an emptiness in my life with food.  Who knows, maybe they are right.

I'm also going to take this opportunity to let everyone know I will be starting up a webcomic.  I have not decided on the posting schedule, but I am setting the template up in wordpress/comic press and have the basic layout set, but I don't have a hosting area other than blogger right now, which the format isn't really compatible for.  So I will probably be buying a domain soon and moving to another web host.

So let me begin my tally.  Day 1, I walked a mile and a half on the treadmill at lunch.  Starting weight 327 pounds.

Lord it hurts to write that.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

The Plague Of 2011

For the record, last weekend Ben had his tonsils out. Thank you for all the well wishes and prayers. He is recovering nicely and is back to obsessing over normal things.

 Next up, both of the girls have Strep Throat. Not unusual, after all they are pretty much joined at the hip.

 Chris freaked out and complained of his gut going to Sea Cadets drill. We chalked it up to nerves and an anxiety attack. He texted overnight and was grouch and typical teenager in the texts. The next day the Ensign called and said we needed to come get him.

 I picked the boy up and promptly took him to urgen care where they diagnosed him with a kidney stone.

Awesome... (I have a great one liner I busted on him in front of the doctor, but I am saving it for a comic.)

Now I am feeling like crap as is THE WIFE. Her "Lasso of Truth" isn't even making it all the way across the living room.

Thank God my aggravating job has good insurance.

Friday, January 07, 2011

Please Help This "Special Boy"

This is my son Chris.  This year, Chris decided he would like to expand his musical abilities beyond the upright and electric bass and move on to...

The Ukulele.

He was so inspired, he made this video about it:
For those of you wondering... Yes, yes I do have to live with that kind of stuff all the time.  Did I mention I drink a lot?

Anyway, this is what he wants: 
It costs $90 and I have decided to reach out to the community to raise the money.  Think of it as an experiment.  Leave requests in the comments for videos you would like to see or drawings you would like to see and we will fill the orders (within reason, I mean I am not eating poop or anything like that) and tip us.

Here is a paypal link especially for this.  Please donate as you feel pity for me.  I will keep everyone appraised of the insanity of what is going on.

Thanks,
Houston