Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Day 111 (2014)

Workout: FatBurner

I did FatBurner after I took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. The video is on Facebook if you're interested in taking a look at it. I didn't know whether I was sweating or the ice was melting... I worked out right underneath the sun today!

I am feeling a little cold right now... yikes!

Anyway, not much else to say today... talk soon. 8 days til I hit the road for Asheville and Atlanta!



Jim

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Day 110 (2014)

Workout: FatBurner

Man, oh man, did I need this workout this morning. Yesterday was a seriously craptacular day. Ugh.

Got an e-mail and a call from the case manager handling my life insurance policy application. Turns out they want to look into a couple of things on my medical records: a hospital stay in 2006 (I will NOT disclose what that is. Eff that.) and "restarting ADHD treatment in 2009." No treatment was restarted in 2009. We TALKED ABOUT IT, but nothing was ever restarted. One thing I've learned recently, if you ask a doctor about any medical condition, they're going to bill for it. Good lord! Oh, and, yes, I do have ADHD. Diagnosed at 13 years old. Wanna fight about it?

Then, I got a call from one of my title search clients yesterday asking if I could do a Double Search in Jackson County. 2 full title searches. That means double money! Of course I agreed to it! Just as I was printing my run sheets and the order, I get a call back from this company, and they told me the client canceled the order. Talk about a kick in the balls. Good lord.

I should've hopped on the exercise bike after that, but I didn't. I pouted for the rest of the night. But, I feel a lot better now that I've slept it all off. Plus, when I spoke to the case manager via telephone, she really put my mind at ease. Then, my insurance agent told me this is completely normal to request more medical records. I hope the underwriters see that I've taken major steps to improve my health, instead of focusing on my poor past health.

Today, I'm having lunch with a good friend I haven't seen since February. We have a lot of catching up to do, and I cannot wait!

Time to open up a can of whoop ass on this day!



Jim

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Day 109 (2014)

Workout: Course 2

Set new records for course 2.

Old records: 8.71 miles, 397 calories

NEW RECORDS: 9.27 miles, 422 calories.

I'm not saying this to brag, but I seriously was not trying that hard. +0.56 miles & +25 calories. I really need to keep these records on their own separate page on this site, and in fact, I think I will do that!

I really don't have much more to say today, so, peace and grease!!



Jim

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Day 108 (2014)

Workout: MixTape

Since I did my bike record yesterday, I'll forego today's bike run. I did a round of MixTape. Originally, I was gunna do Diamond Cutter, but had a last-second change of heart. Plus, with MixTape, you're ALWAYS moving, which is the key!

Yesterday, a lot of wrongs were righted. That makes me unbelievably happy. Nobody deserves to be deceived, and nobody deserves to be a 3rd party victim of someone else's deception. Normally, I don't believe in actual karma, but I believe in that concept (i.e. reap what you sow).

I read where Gene Simmons (of KISS fame) had some rather unflattering words for folks that suffer from depression and contemplate suicide.

Drug addicts and alcoholics are always, "The world is a harsh place." My mother was in a concentration camp in Nazi Germany. I don't want to hear fuck all about "the world as a harsh place." She gets up every day, smells the roses and loves life. And for a putz, 20-year-old kid to say, "I'm depressed, I live in Seattle." Fuck you, then kill yourself. 
I never understand, because I always call them on their bluff. I'm the guy who says "Jump!" when there's a guy on top of a building who says, "That's it, I can't take it anymore, I'm going to jump." Are you kidding? Why are you announcing it? Shut the fuck up, have some dignity and jump! You've got the crowd.

Honestly, I was never a KISS fan. I like(d) a few of their songs, but I'm not going to go out of my way to find them on my iTunes and listen to them. Any respect I once had for Simmons as a businessman is now gone. Yes, he retracted his comments, but, the damage was done.

Anything I need to know about KISS, I just read what Vince Russo of Pyro & Ballyhoo had to say about them.

Also, yesterday, I helped my buddy Jeremy (owner of BlueGoldSports.com) finally LLC his site! I was glad to help him take the next step to have BGS become a media entity, as opposed to a "blog/fan site." Now he can finally have an entity to write expenses off, and lessen his overall tax burden!

That's it for today... I'll be busy going "Spauldings to the Wall" until 10 tonight! After that, Nationwide Series race! Hopefully, Chase Elliott can add a Road Course Win to the JRM Stable.

Two Saturdays from now, I'll be headed to the Georgia Dome! WOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! 14 days til WVU Football kicks off, 12 days til I hit the road for Asheville and Atlanta!



Jim

Friday, August 15, 2014

Day 107 (2014)

Workout: Course 3 (Resistance/Interval training

This morning, I needed to get on the bike. I only got 4 hours of sleep, and well, I needed to get my ass into gear!

On Course 3, I set new records and I only half-assed it! Seriously.

Saturday's stats: 9.21 miles and 420 calories burned.

Today's stats: 9.44 miles and 429 calories burned!

I absolutely LOVE beating my old bike records!

You know what else I love? When lying, self-centered, manipulative people FINALLY get their comeuppance! Seriously, I knew this day would come! When a person is caught in a tangled web of their own bullshit, lies and manipulation, it is $2 steak tough to dig your way out of that one! It really upset me that this person did what they did, then continued their toxic behavior by lying to and manipulating other people that I consider friends. Yesterday morning is when this all started, and it finished with a hysterical bang late last night into midnight! Sometimes, you just gotta do the right thing. Swig of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale for my buddies!

Anyway, my WVU Football season tickets have arrived at the post office here in town. However, they are being delivered to my parents house today. So, that means a day of working there, hanging with Lady and waiting for my tickets.


Jim

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Day 106 (2014)

Workout: FatBurner

Decided to do some FatBurner this afternoon. It was sweaty and fun. Wait... get your mind out of the gutter, perverts!!

The lab results from my life insurance physical came in today... a very good bill of health. Only thing was my good cholesterol (HDL Cholesterol) was a little low. That's being worked on by exercising and losing weight.

Two more weeks... TWO! until I leave for Atlanta. I cannot wait to GTFO of dodge for a weekend and watch some WVU Football. Speaking of WVU Football, my tickets were shipped out today, and they're coming from Opa Locka, FL.They left that facility at 1am last night/this morning.

I wanna bitch a little bit about people who say, "I don't want to start any drama" or "I don't deal with drama" or basically tries to distance themselves from drama, yet seem to thrive off of it. All these idiots do is create conflict with others. If someone says one of those lines, odds are, they live off of other people's drama because their own life sucks so bad, that they have to make other people's lives miserable. And that's all I got to say about that!

Just wanted a moment to spew the bullshit off my brain, that's all.


Jim

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Day 105 (2014)

Workout: Course 1 on the bike

I set NEW RECORDS on Course 1 this morning. In 30 minutes (all courses are 30 minutes), I cranked out 8.68 miles and burned 396 calories! Top that with last night's 404 calories... that was a flat 800 calories within a 10 hour span.

The doctor's appointment I had this morning went really well! First time I've been to the doc since August 2012. Back then, I weighed 340 lbs. The doctor and I discussed the importance of weight loss back then... he said, "Jim, if you don't lose weight, you could die." That scared the living hell out of me!

Fast forward to today's appointment; I've never been so confident going in to the doctor's appointment, and I was never so happy to walk out afterwards.

Afterwards, I got my haircut then went to Moe's for lunch. The girl at Moe's said, "I like your shirt!" (It was a DDPYoga t-shirt.) She asked, "I've been thinking about getting it, does it work?" I said, "Yes, it does. I've dropped 60 lbs. If I can do it, then anyone can do it."

Then, I got a text from my mom that Ruff's ashes were ready to be picked up. So, I picked up the green container his ashes were in, strapped them in tight in the passenger's seat, and took them to my parents house and placed his container right next to Princess' ashes. Together again.

My friend and fellow DDPYoga Warrior Christina wrote a very candid article about the depression she went through. It's complete with advice, and she does make sure to mention she's not a counselor or a doctor.

That's it for today.



Jim