Sunday, March 30, 2008

Don't worry Mr. President, they were saying "Booooooooooooooooooooooshhh"

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Colorgenics

I just took a personality test called "Colorgenics". I've read that it's somewhat creepily accurate. The following is my result, with the bolded words spot-on and the italics completely wrong:


"You are trying to establish yourself and make an impact despite the fact that everything around you seems to be against you - putting up barriers, but don't be unduly concerned: you have the right ideas and come what may, they will soon be manifested and appreciated.

You are willing to try anything once. You 'need to be needed' and what is perhaps more important you 'need to need.' You can only feel close to a person or persons when you feel you can trust them, but this trust needs to be proven to you.

It is hard for you to accept that your needs and desires are misunderstood by almost everyone within your sphere of influence and there is no one to rely on. Your pent-up emotions and inherent egocentricity make you quick to take offence, but as matters stand you realise that you'll have to make the best of things as they are.

You are an emotional, sincere and impressionable individual experiencing frustration and unnecessary stress. You vehemently resist any form of pressure from outside sources, insisting on your independence as an individual. You want to be a decision maker - to make up your own mind without interference. You wish to be able to draw your own conclusions and arrive at your own decisions. You detest uniformity and mediocrity as you want to be regarded as one who gives authoritative opinions. Your favourite expression could well be that 'I may not always be right but I am never wrong'. You're a perfectionist and even though you may feel that the other person's point of view may be right, you find it extremely difficult to admit that you could be wrong.

You need to be respected as an exceptional individual. This is the only way that you can hope to achieve the status that you wish to achieve. You set yourself very high standards - and come what may - you abide by them."


So, it's hit and miss, but the trust part freaked me out.

Try it out here!

Monday, March 24, 2008

Giggity.

Giggity goo.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Weight Watcher III: JUDDD

On Sunday I began my adventurous journey into the world of dieting. While it has only been 5 days, I can safely say that it's not as bad as I thought it would be. This is mostly due to the diet I'm using. It's called the Johnson's Upday Downday diet (JUDDD, for short).

In a nutshell, you strictly limit your calorie intake one day and the next day you're allowed to eat whatever you want up to your normal calorie intake for your body. The site itself tells you that for the first two weeks of dieting you should only drink diet shakes. I've tweaked the diet in my favor by only cutting my calories. I can eat what I want but I must keep under the limit.

Basically, on my diet, my week looks like this:

Sunday - Up-Day (UD)
Monday - Down-Day (DD), exercise
Tuesday - UD
Wednesday - DD, exercise
Thursday - OFFICIAL WEIGH-IN (first thing in the morning, you must weigh after a DD) UD
Friday - DD, exercise
Saturday - UD
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I started the diet 3 days after my last weigh-in, so my results from this morning included anything I did those 3 days prior (ouch...).

Results:




Yes, I lost 3.4 pounds. I'm down to 177.8 pounds, a weight I haven't seen since right after my birthday (1/10).

At the rate I'm going, I'll be down to 150 lbs (my goal) by June.

As for my body fat, the first check was today: 24.57%
If this number drops with my weight, then that's a good thing. If not, then that means my muscles are being sapped. That is NOT what I want.

Here's hoping to a steady fat loss!

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Weight Watcher II

Ask my girlfriend if I have sexy abs and she'll hold back a laugh. Unlike her, who is shrinking every week, I continue to grow.

I may look thin in person, but then I take my shirt off. Grown men scream in terror, cars flip over, things explode, and babies cry. If you haven't guessed it yet, a majority of my fat weight is located in and around my stomach.

I've come to the conclusion that to lose body fat I must both exercise (check) and diet (oh boy...).

So, starting today, after a donut for breakfast (don't laugh, boston cream kicks ass), I am going on a diet. No more midnight snacks, no more binging, no more "soda marathons" (10 glasses of soda in a row = 1000 calories, or 0.28 pounds), and no more Hot Pockets (*sob*).

The following is my weight chart for the last 30 days, courtesy of PhysicsDiet.com:

As you can see, I've hit some sort of weight gain plateau, which in my case is good. Now, the best thing about this website is it gives me an estimate of how many calories I'm exceeding on average. While I HATE... I'm sorry... LOATHE calorie counting, I think I must. My grandmother once said that she wouldn't be surprised that I might be consuming more than 3000 calories a day. This needs to stop. No, not the critique of my eating habits, but the fact that I do eat too much. For a visualization of this matter, picture you eating 2 trays of bagel bites. Yeah, it's that bad.

In other fat loss news, my waist line (measured at the navel), has gone back up to 38 inches...

I'll be back with a third installment of my fat loss adventure once my body fat calipers come in the mail.

Now if you'll excuse me, there's a bottle of water and a bag of sunflower seeds with my name on them (or is it "it"...).

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Reddit Runs Wild With... OBAMANIA!!!


The following images were not made by me, but by members at reddit.com:



And one I hope to see one day...

Monday, March 3, 2008

MTA - Mischievous Transaction Authority

In this audio entry, I reveal another MTA trick...