Monthly archives October 2014

Day 4.30 The passing of time…

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The man blog server was down yesterday so I couldn’t waste time hitting keys.  I saw a 232 number on the silver monster yesterday morning and 233 point something this morning.

Not bad considering I crushed 2 pieces of pizza at midnight last night…

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My darling sister is on a low carb diet right now, we’ve been chatting about diets lately and when you lay it out mine seems a bit absurd…

She asked me if I really ate 15 egg rolls last Wednesday…Well I certainly did, plus a huge bag of chips, a sleeve of fudgeos, 6 ish ounces of scotch…a couple beer…

Is this a diet?  Well it’s mine…it isn’t the kind of diet that allows for weight loss…but we are trying…

Troy showed up last night with 2 litres of chocolate milk….and 6 beers…low fat choco milk though!  I guess to offset the beer calories…

He left before the pizza arrived…

Am I going to really diet this week?  Sure…I promise not to destroy the kids candy tomorrow night…after many scotches on the porch handing out treats and afterwards….

The agony.

Beagle and Parker are both off their diets, or on a food plan something like mine…Beagle was crushing pizza beside me last night washed down with tracksuits.

Today is a new day…

The Quote of the Day:

Some people die at 25 and aren’t buried until 75.
Benjamin Franklin

My favorite Aunt passed away yesterday, I had the good fortune of being able to spend the last few days of her life beside her, letting her know I loved and appreciated everything she meant to me in life…

Make the most of the day kids…the leaves are mostly on the ground but the sun is out…and it hasn’t been the season for shovels yet.

Cheers.

 

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Day 4.28 would you laugh…

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If I said I was considering going on a diet…is that laughable?

Well I’ve been considering it, a serious diet…

Nothing new really, diet number 93.  I wonder what I’ll choose.

I’ve been thinking of doing the 21 Day sugar detox…the agony, I’m actually sitting here chuckling about the thought of it.

Today I weighed in at 234.4 pounds.  I am not sure what is going on as I haven’t been eating too horrifyingly.  I somehow managed to put on a pound yesterday.

The Man Blog Story: Man Weight

Man weight is a weird thing…5 pounds up or down any given day…normal.

10 pounds a week up or down, now problem…

I’m up 5 pounds or so in the past 2 weeks, and on the rise.

Well damn you man fat, let’s go to war!

Beagle laid claim of being down to 185 pounds this morning.

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He may have mentioned a heavy machinery accident.

I can say I have offered up a limb to beat the scale many times…but in the long run the 21 day sugar detox has to be less agony…and in the long run…if running is even an option, is likely a better way to drop 15 pounds.

Parker is at 252 pounds, a miracle really.  He told me his Saturday night/Sunday morning for Vinnie’s birthday ended at the Elgin Street Diner in a plate of poutine.

That is not a good plate of calories to be considering after a night of beer drinking.

kevin parker does the elgin street poutine
How this man is able to stay under 300 pounds is a medical mystery!

But he is doing it and claims the diet is off…there is no justice is this world.

The Quote of the Day:

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.
Dolly Parton

You can’t be skinny without moderation, you’ll be lighter without a leg, but you’ll be wearing the same pants…

Rain…cold…dark…

Cheeeeerio!!!

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Day 4.27 Life is like that…

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I find myself at 233 pounds this early morning, maybe I’ve been stuffing a bit too much in after a few long days this weekend.

I spent most of the weekend at the hospital, my favorite Aunt finds herself battling the final leg of cancer and I’ve decided to be there to support her and my Uncle.

Good people, and it’s the least I can do.

It makes you want to take better care of yourself, and I hope this week we eat a bit cleaner at the Wheeler residence, we certainly could…

Juicing perhaps?  We shall see.

What to discuss…fall back to fat?  Communicate the worries of our health…good or bad…

Ahhh screw it, let’s make fun of ourselves…

The fat olympics…

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I remember the fat olympics of old, I lived on the river and some of the boys would come over for a day of events…

The wake board drag, beer drinking, fishing…all good events.  The wake board dragging being the most entertaining as those on the boat had the advantage of betting on how deep the obese participant on the end of the rope would be submerged before relinquishing their grip of said rope.

The main channel of the Rideau is only so deep…

Here we have Beagle proving his strength by offering up his leg for a stick break…oops…

Zombie toes for everyone…

My zombie toe is finally feeling better, maybe it’s time for a run…today…maybe…

Monday…the start of a new week?  A change?  Probably not, but best intentions all the same.

I missed the Elgin street bar crawl for Vinnie’s 50th.  But I do have some photos of it thanks to the guys posting on facebook.

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That is obviously Vinnie’s favorite outfit…he wears it everywhere.

I’m sure I missed plenty of laughs this past weekend.  Sadly there is lots on the go in and around the Wheeler residence.

The Quote of the Day:

Talking about music is like dancing about architecture.
Steve Martin

Steve is onto something…I guess we all are, some right some wrong, some good some bad.

Weather?  Well…it isn’t hot…no snow yet…

Cheers

 

 

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Day 4.24 Thug Life at the man blog

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Poker Wednesday…messy.  A strange night for the man blog.

Where to begin, let’s talk about diet…

It’s a funny word, diet.  What rhymes with diet?  Egg Roll….no.  Ice cream….nope.  Riot…makes sense.

Anyway, I ate no less than one dozen of the chinese fat rolls on Wednesday night.  Seem like excess?  I probably had 15…maybe more.  Should there be a picture of an egg roll here?  You bet, but no…something more important needs to be brought to light at this time.

Let us start with a review of what the ‘Thug Life’ is…a warning, video with sound to follow for those at work…

There is a new issue at the man blog, a threat to all of us…Beagle has signed up for the thug life.

You heard it here kids, the man is full tough…

A monster among us…

Those of us that know Beagle as a peaceful man…no more!
I didn’t have much to drink at poker, too many egg rolls to indulge in anything else…but some of the other guys did.
Beagle seemed to have had his fill…Bekkers was finished…Troy didn’t have too many beers, too tired perhaps?

He did have a nap at the table…

Yep Troy has himself a 3 minute nap and wakes up to clean up…I think he won $200 in the next few minutes.

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Then it happened!

The Thug Life begins…Beagle lays it down.

The threat was cast…

If Troy doesn’t watch his act around Beagle…well Beagle threatened to rub Troy’s weiner all over his phone…

Who’s phone?  Beagle’s!

Troy is a nice guy and everything but I certainly don’t want his willy rubbed on my phone.

Thugs live on.

Typical week, late poker night, wake up Thursday to eat…

Weighed in at 232 pounds this morning…pub crawl scheduled for Saturday…not a pretty week.

The Quote of the Day:

Reality is wrong. Dreams are for real.
Tupac Shakur

hmmm…I’m not convinced.

Beagle, don’t find yourself to far down this path….Stick with reality, and stop dreaming about Troy’s cellphone!

Weather?  It’s 6:30 am and pitch black darkness outside…welcome to Canada…tanning is out.  No snow…

Cheers…

 

 

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Day 4.22 Down..not out…

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I hit the silver life crusher this morning at 231.2 pounds, that is positive.

I had no man projects yesterday, I took the day easy to allow a layer of skin to replenish itself on my hands, weeks of messing with gravel and stone have made zombie hands out of mine…

I woke up yesterday morning at 4 am, about average…Little Charlotte woke me up to bring her to the bathroom and it was over.

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That left me tired most of yesterday and tired for me…well that means it’s time to eat…

Sad really, but when I’m tired I can not stop eating.

I started the day off right, thinking I could pull off a reasonable day of low calorie eating…

Half a pound of bacon?  Does that sound right?  I should have saved it and put it on the ZIZI’s kitchen burger and fries I crushed for lunch…right after the bowl of soup and a bun I had as a snack…

Does something seem wrong here?  At least if I do become a zombie I’ll be able to keep myself going for a while…

I’d love to say it stopped there but I crushed a couple cups of veg and a huge bowl of cereal before bed.

No sips though, the scotch diet was off.  That changes tonight, it’s poker night!

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I really will attempt to limit my consumption tonight.  I’d like to go easy on the scotch and have zero food…but then again…egg rolls.

The pain…

I’ve been able to take home money the past 2 weeks, that likely means I’ll wake up tomorrow broke, smelling of scotch with a plum sauce stain on the front of my shirt…

That’s how life goes is it not?

The Quote of the Day:

 

If you don’t like me, life goes on, you know what I mean? But I hope you do like me. Because I think that in addition to being pushy, I’m nice.
Christine Quinn

I can tell you this from looking in the mirror…sometimes all that fuzzy niceness is hard to see through the A hole…but I am a good guy…beneath the beneath…

Well on that note…dreary…coldish…moist…no snow yet, there is that.

Cheerio

 

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Day 4.21 Back in the saddle?

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I stepped onto the silver mofo this morning and was awarded with 231.6 pounds.  I should be back under 230 by Thursday…if I follow the specific limitations of a light poker night tomorrow…

I might have been under 231 today if I hadn’t crushed a bag of beef jerky just before bed.  I punish myself…

Yesterday I managed to complete another project that has been on my to do list for some time.

…the man door…

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I tried to time this to best take advantage of when the neighborhood is cleared out…dusty…noisey…

The neighbors do wonder what the hell is going on, but the one day install makes everything work out just great for every body…  Shouldn’t be too many complaints…

Next up…finish the bathroom in the sauna room?  I think so…

Today we take it reasonably easy though, clean up the garage…no power tools.  That stone saw and compactor have the muscles and joints aching!

I suppose I better paint that trim too…

Poker is on the docket tomorrow, I do promise myself to go easy on the food, just a few sips of scotch…

The Scotch Diet–>Man Blog done right

This week we are trying to limit our carbs, I’m not talking about any sort of diet, I mean no chips…less chips…okay fine…no chips…

Geez…meat, salad…good stuff…

Bar crawl this weekend for Vinnie’s birthday, that will be painful…I do forsee trying to stay sober enough to drive home, staying in the hotel with the guys is never pretty…man gasses…

Ya…10 guys to a room or drive home….hmmm…The scotch diet it is…a did manage a sip last night…delicious stuff really.

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I hope to get updates from the fatties this week. Parker is out I’m pretty sure…he is the only platinum insurance agent Royal bank has and he wants to find out if they are willing to pay out…on his life claim…seems like a risky experiment…

Beagle is down, he has 4 months to drop another 20 pounds before heading south…I know he can do it…

Me?  NEVER!!!!!

The quote of the day:

Let come what comes, let go what goes. See what remains.
Ramana Maharshi

Do you think Ramana knew about the sticky fat that seems to cover me?

Rain…Cold…no snow…

Stay warm…be cool

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Day Where were we? It’s been awhile…Day 4.20

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What….I just this second realized it’s almost been a month since I posted on the man blog…

A month of chips…beer…and turkey.  Lot’s of turkey.

I survived Thanksgiving, I hit the scale a day or 2 after, leftovers and all I was only at 235 pounds…

This morning…233.2, not so bad.

Victor Wheeler, turkey, the man blog

Where have I been? Well I thought, in my infinite wisdom…I jest…that I wouldn’t post until I hit 225 pounds. How long ago was that decision made, you heard it here folks.
Well I’ve had to take a pass on that. Should I blame the turkey?

No, that just wouldn’t be fair….

I have had some things on the go…I did interlock the front walk, doubled the size of the porch and made a run down the driveway….

Looks good, pics to follow.

Today I’m going to cut a man door into the garage.  My darling of a wife brought a door back from a trip to Toronto knowing I’ve been wanting a man door for some time.

Cutting brick today once the neighborhood clears out!

So after a month of not really dieting, or should I say watching what I eat, I’m back at it.  I’m going to be back under 230 this week, starting today I’m actually going to punish myself…we shall see.

Beagle reported last week that he is still under 200 pounds, that is a pretty good run.

Like me Parker gave up…for a while…I’m not sure what he is doing at this moment, but I do know he is doing whatever at about 260 pounds…the agony.

The quote of the day:

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.
Thomas A. Edison

and now for a pic of last week’s project…

Victor Wheeler, interlock, the man blog
Not bad for my first go at interlock….I almost went with a wood front deck, I could have pounded it out in no time…but this is a bit nicer and will live up to the wear of a front step.

Next summer I’m going to build a few decks…the wife wants to see what it’s like to build ‘stuff’.

I’m not sure building a deck by my side is the introduction to construction she needs…but it will be a good time!

Getting colder, raking…frost…no shovelling yet though!

Cheerio!

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