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Saturday, January 20, 2018 - Welcome, guest user!

Incredible first week of cut; X9 initial impressions Another large alligator.

After roughly two years of greatly reduced activity, virtually no weight training, business travel, long days at work, a relaxed (but in all honestly not completely horrible) diet and a gluttonous holiday season, when I started my cut last Monday I was in the worst condition since my initial transformation back in 2003: 210.6 pounds and 20% body fat. That is not a typo. Ouch. I really didn’t want to post that, but this blog… [Read more]

Added Sunday, January 14, 2018 by

15th anniversary of the start of my initial transformation Bodyforce X9 ready to rock!

Happy New year! I know it’s late in the day, but I’ve been really busy (more on that further down). Today is the 15th anniversary of the start of my initial transformation, and there’s no way I’m letting this day end without a blog. 🙂 Most of you know my story, but if you don’t, or want to read it again, here it is. So over the past year I’ve not cycled too much, and… [Read more]

Added Saturday, January 6, 2018 by

The Bodyforce X9 is here! Swing Wing rotated down

Some thought this day would never come: the Bodyforce X9 Hybrid Gym has finally hit the market! My X9 was delivered last Monday, and over the past week I’ve been working on getting it unpacked and installed. Assembling the X9 is not a small job, and I’m still not done. Because I’m still building the machine and have not trained on it yet, all I can give you right now are some basic first impressions,… [Read more]

Added Sunday, October 22, 2017 by

Preparing my gym… This won't be empty much longer.

Hi everyone! I know it’s been a very long time since my last blog. Things are going quite well, and I’m finally in a spot that I can begin to write again—albeit only occasionally. I’ll be sharing my fitness-related plans and progress, among other things, in upcoming blogs. It felt good to type that. So today’s update is short, but sweet. I spent all morning cleaning and rearranging my home gym in preparation for a… [Read more]

Added Saturday, October 14, 2017 by

Happy New Year! A long-overdue update. Happy New Year!

Hello! So… it’s been awhile. So much has changed over the past few months that I hardly know where to start. I’m a little rusty, so bear with me. First and foremost I’d like to offer my gratitude to all the people who took the time to contact me privately, and also those who commented on the last blog I posted to JSF, which was authored all the way back in June. I’ve read all… [Read more]

Added Saturday, December 31, 2016 by

Update…

This morning I’d like to provide a quick update to those who are interested. I’ve been seeking employment, and will be scaling back my involvement with JSF indefinitely. I never do anything halfway, and so I want to devote a great deal of time above and beyond my official duties to ensure that I excel at my new position, whatever that winds up being. As for JSF, I have no immediate plans to sell the… [Read more]

Added Monday, June 6, 2016 by

Taking a few weeks off…

This morning I decided that I need to take a few weeks off from blogging to focus my full attention on some other important maters. As much as I wish this was a vacation, it is not. Quite the opposite, in fact. If I have time I may pop in and post a blog here and there, and post on the forums. Thanks for understanding. Be well, and see you all soon!

Added Saturday, May 14, 2016 by

Quick blog, Sonny to vet for platelet count Buckley isn't just Sonny's best friend, he's also his favorite pillow.

I overslept this morning. Thankfully Lisa woke my lazy ass up at 6:30, “Hey, Sonny has an appointment this morning, right?” He sure does, and this is a big one. It’s been a week since his platelets were tested, and so we’re really hoping for a nice improvement. Last week his platelet count improved from zero to 31 after just 2 days, so hopefully he’s at, or approaching, a normal range (about 200-500). Sonny’s behavior… [Read more]

Added Friday, May 13, 2016 by

Black Pepper Tofu Stir Fry: a mixed bag Black Pepper Tofu Stir Fry

Last night Lisa and I teamed up in the kitchen for another culinary adventure. This time out we worked on a brand new dish: Black Pepper Tofu Stir Fry (vegan). The results were good, but there were a couple of things we are going to change the next time we make it. First, the good news: the sauce was bang-on! We wouldn’t change a thing. We used soy sauce, Sriracha, maple syrup, minced garlic, fresh… [Read more]

Added Thursday, May 12, 2016 by

Aukey Bluetooth earbuds after 2 months of hard use The Aukey Bluetooth earbuds are so inexpensive that I picked up a couple spare sets. The spares are still sitting in their boxes.

As most of you know, I’ve struggled to find a wearable digital music solution that can actually handle being bathed in sweat on a daily basis. For years I went through these often pricey gadgets like disposable razors. These are some of the products I’ve tried, and had fail. I’ve included body counts, since I usually got replacements under warranty (or was within the return window). SanDisk Sansa Clip Zip – Body Count: 4 (Discontinued,… [Read more]

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