(We interrupt our normally scheduled weight loss blog to bring you this special bulletin, and fair warning, it’s gonna be a long one.)
I feel like It’s been forever since I wrote. It’s only been two weeks, but it seems like forever.
It’s probably because there’s been so many things going on in my life. I know I keep saying that I’m busy, but it’s true. I have been extremely busy, and last week, I added an elliptical/walking regime to my schedule, so believe me when I say I have been busy.
In fact, work really started blowing up before Bob Bergen’s Voiceover Group Therapy workshop. You all know that I landed the reboot of Leisure Suit Larry, and things were chugging along with that (I mean seriously…like four thousand cues and even more lines), so we did like 1-2 sessions per week for like a month, and there was constant work for FUNimation and my retail clients.
Then there was this awesome thing called Faffcamp, the first and only peer conference for VO, in which myself and cool chica Wendy Zier gave a breakout session called Video Game VO: Industry Infiltration, among tons and tons of other incredible tidbits and sessions that can only happen when you’re among your peers.
This is why I want to take time away from my normal ranting about the struggles of weight loss, and focus on an event that, I feel, is as game-changing as it is career-changing. So without further ado, I give you:
(Another short one. The title should be a clue)
So yeah, I’ve been busy. Really busy.
(This is gonna be really short)
I gained a pound-and-a-half this week after another week of maintenance last week.
(I left the parenthetical out last week.)
Context is so important when we communicate.
It gives us perspective, setting, and a clearer picture overall of what the message is.
For example, the picture on the right. People walking on treadmills.
Woo! Moving more, sitting less!
Those are all things that a person could conclude by the inclusion of that picture in this blog.
Where does the time go?
OK, so that really isn’t some sort of rhetorical question. I know exactly where the time goes. It goes away, and it goes away fast. More so when you’re as busy as I have been.
There’s no excuse for not dropping by and at least mentioning that I’m a busy boy. Really, there’s not. I’m sorry for not mentioning something, at the very least.
Still, I am going to at least talk a little about all of our adventures over the last few weeks. That way, hopefully you’ll all see that there’s an actual reason for forgiving my radio silence. It’s up to you.
So I warned that we were going on a Spring Break trip to visit our nieces, and go see Muse in concert. Well, the trip was a blast. I need to start recognizing that eating while visiting is a thing that I have to be hyper-aware of, and that parties are the devil’s way to get back at you for eating right.
As an aside, I really must mention the concert. Those guys are incredible musicians. If you don’t know who Muse are, then it’s more a likelihood that you just don’t know them by name, than you don’t know their music. They are incredible.
Matthew Bellamy (lead guitar and vocals) has been called the ‘Hendrix of our time,’ and that is saying something. He kind of plays into that mystique, too, by playing an incredible rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner” in the concert.
For you celebrity news fans out there, he’s Kate Hudson’s main squeeze. And the way he writes songs for her, it’s clear that she is as much a muse for Matthew in real life as Penny Lane was for Russell Hammond in Almost Famous. See what I did there? It’s like her life is imitating her art. *wink*
But I digress. The concert was amazing, and the band’s ability as showmen and musicians are palpable. It reaffirms my faith in the power of music.
Yeah, that was an amazing concert. A lot of new stuff, and some of the best older stuff. It was a good night to be a fan.
(Surely you get it by now.)
So, short update this week, as I am a busy boy with preparations to make, work to do, and dear Lord…brain to reassemble.
So I teased this in my other blog post yesterday.
It’s kind of a pastime of mine to predict the Oscars and then talk about it with some snark and sarcasm. And gloat at how I did in my predictions, which are usually pretty solid.
So let’s jump right in, shall we?
(This blog is part of an ongoing weekly series on weight loss. But you knew that, right?)
Some days you just can’t plan for things.
It’s like Burns said, “The best-laid schemes o’ mice an’ men gang aft agley.”
There are just some periods of time that feel like a perfect storm of shite.
And then, there are astronomical alignments of awesome.
Last week, I took a little hit to the momentum train. It was kinda expected. You’re cruising along, and then BAM! Without warning, something happens and you’ve been derailed. The worst times are when you can’t figure out what the hell happened.
Well, I have a small confession. I know what happened.
(This blog is part of an ongoing weekly series on weight loss. At this point, you should have this figured out.)
A half year.
Wonder where I’ll be in six months?
Heck, I wonder where I’ll be in a week, let alone six months.
But I can say this: It’s been a good six months.
On August 18th, I joined Weight Watchers exactly twenty-six weeks ago, and I was a man in peril.
You know what’s depressing?
346) Even spammers know I’m fat.