Edgar of all trades

Master of all

After the gym, or a night of drinking... same look.

After the gym, or a night of drinking... same look.

I haven’t been to the gym in a month. FAIL, I know… but I HAVE been doing stuff for this health goal. Since I started working at my current job, my coworkers have been very supportive and have even given me tips and suggestions about cutting out lots of things from my diet.

I started to, but I would quickly revert and indulge much too much on food. Its just so tasty! Now, I also read about it being a lifestyle change, but never really heeded it. Then I take a four-day trip out to Los Angeles to hob-nob with some celebs. Here is where I met Ryon, programmer and health enthusiast among so many other interesting things. We literally spent hours discussing health and diet and nutrition and other things related. It was very interesting too. This man can present.

I took to heart what everyone has been telling me at that point and began to actively watch my eating habits and choosing better choices. Its not perfect, I still enjoy bad-no-no food, but less so.

Last night, I went to the gym, with my coworker/gym buddy, and found out I had lost about 20 lbs. in this time. Wonderful news! My changes have now shown some success! Yes folks, this is, in fact, happening.

As 2008 ended, I thought to myself about how I could make 2009 better. This is one facet of my Year of the Edgar (all rights reserved) idea. Since its my year, I decided to actively work towards better health. Simply because I want to. Its an alien idea, I know, but I am tired of wanting to do something and then think “but I know I won’t do it.” That’s bunk and I am about to prove to everyone that if you want it, and do it, it will happen (within reason, don’t stalk someone!).

I say again, make this year as active as possible and write that script/book/whatever, or film that short/movie/skit, or get healthy/workout more, or learn a new language/an instrument/ a new hobby, or network and meet new people… whatever your heart desires is just but a “do” away.

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11 Responses

  1. Katie Durham Says:

    Whoo! I know that feeling, The Edgar!
    It’s very empowering to realize that you really DO have control over your own body. A few years ago, I lost about 40 pounds just through dieting and it felt great.
    But I’ve since gained some back [slowly, though – thumbsup] and my exercise stamina is that of an 80 year-old, so health and fitness is a goal of mine this year, too. Thanks for the extra inspiration. 🙂 We can high-five later, when we’re looking and feeling all awesome at PAX’09.
    Now if my stupid torn ankle ligaments would heal faster, I could get out walking and gyming and such. Fitness buddies FTW!

  2. Soma_ Says:

    well some stalkers have successful luncheons with stalkees [victims?!]

    im just sayin..

  3. Dacey Says:

    I’m finally going to stop being a bystander in my own life. -hugs the Edgar- I’m so proud of you! (I really was going to say I thought your pics were lookin’ skinnier…and as always…sexy! 🙂

  4. Zombie Joe Says:

    You have lost 20 and I have lost nothing so far. Although with how hard my personal trainer is kicking my ass, I don’t doubt I have gained some muscle where I had none.

    If it will help motivate you, I am willing to duel with you. A “watchtheguild.com’s Biggest Loser” sort of thing. I am shooting for 80 total. What’s your goal?

  5. Ryon Day Says:

    Edgar,

    This is absolutely fantastic news about your weight loss. I knew that when I talked to you last month, you seemed determined to make positive changes in your life, and with all of the positive things that have come with your involvement in my sister’s project, I knew that good things would happen.

    But the thing that you have realized is that good things very rarely just happen, they require positive action, and from everything I read, you are making these good things happen to yourself through a positive attitude and the determination to live a better life. With those two things on your side, how can you help but succeed?

    As you continue down this better path, we should be sure and talk more. There is a bevy of technology that we’ve just scratched the surface about. Baby steps are small, but they are steps nontheless!

    Ryon

  6. Yesenia Says:

    Let me start off by saying, I am proud of you. That said, the picture is from a night of drinking… Around 12 tequila shots… You felt good… You felt real good. But you are correct, same face after the gym. 🙂 ILY

  7. Felicia Says:

    20 pounds?! That’s so awesome! It’s amazing how, if you don’t give yourself a choice, you HAVE to do something, and then you accomplish great things. 🙂 I’m so proud of you Edgar!

  8. Edgar Says:

    Thank you all for your wonderful comments. I have some wonderful people in my life and I truly appreciate every single one of you.

    Change is a difficult thing, but it is not impossible. Its taken me many false starts for this health thing to kick in, but I have kept at it. I’ve never given up because I am a very determined man.

    We’ll see what else I do this year. 😉

  9. Kiala Says:

    Dane won’t stop making peanut butter cup brownies.

    He eats like two an I eat the rest.

    I might divorce him because of this.

    (Congrats on the weight loss Edgar!)

  10. Dave Knapik Says:

    Hooray for the Year of the Edgar!

    Dude, let me give you the best tip on the planet right now and you must follow it. Abandon all other diets, because they are total bullshit. Sign up for Weight Watchers Online. You can do it all from home so you don’t have to go to their gayass little meetings, too. 🙂

    When you last saw me, I was about 195 lbs. I rocketed up to 221 and knew I had to do something about it. Rin and I joined Weight Watchers (cos she wanted to lose some too). That was several months ago. Right now, I’m 177. She’s lost about the same amount. I was 155 in college and I haven’t been *that* weight in over ten years, but I think I’ll be there in April or May.

    It’s dead easy. You can eat anything you want. It simply enforces portion control and rewards you for exercise.

    Wired magazine famously wrote an article saying it’s the best diet for geeks, too, because it essentially turns dieting into an RPG: http://www.wired.com/gaming/virtualworlds/commentary/games/2008/08/gamesfrontiers_0811

    It’ll set ya back about 10 or 20 bucks a month or so, but it’s worth it.

    Good luck!

    – Dave

  11. SCR Says:

    Ok…so I heard through the grapevine that you had your own site and now that I have a first person account I am LOVIN’ IT!!! It is really awesome…congrats on the weight loss…you look fabulous. I know you can do anything and everything you set your mind to, you always have!! I have lots of love for you, keep it up!!

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