Friday, March 31, 2006

Weight discrimination???

I posted this on my weight loss blog/journal, but I wanted to throw it out there to see if people think I am off base or if there is some validity to this. Let me know what you think...

Weight discrimination???
Does anyone else believe that this exists? I know that people out there have proven that racial prejudices and discrimination exist, but I am sure now more than ever that weight discrimination exists as well. I'm already convinced it exists at amusement parks, I can't ride the rides I want to ride (which is one reason I am losing this weight), and they claim that for safety reasons they have to have certain restrictions...I don't buy it, I can remember riding world record breaking roller coasters as a kid with nothing but a lap bar that didn't come anywhere near my waist. Anyway, that is beside the point, but I am more convinced now than ever that it does exist. I think my wife has been overlooked for a promotion twice now for her weight even though I can't prove it and they would deny it if she every tried to accuse them of it...But when the people they put in the position are less qualified and only weigh 125 max something is up if you ask me. But the real reason I want to know is because it seems that people listen to skinny people more than they listen to people who are overweight. Just because I am not sports oriented and pencil thin does that mean that my ideas aren't as good? It sure seems that way. Anyone else every feel this way? Anyway, I am just venting because of some stuff that happened today-I had the same idea as someone, mentioned it and they ignored it-15 minutes later someone else made the same suggestion and they said hey what a great idea...What's the deal? Okay, I am done venting...What do you think, am I off base? The battle is raging on, I know I am still losing as the new pants I bought are fitting better than ever, but I still can't see any results. Day by day!!! That's all I can do I am afraid

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Running and not being chased...

okay, so it has been awhile since I've blogged, it has been crazy recently. All is good though. The biggest thing that has happened is that last Saturday (the 11th) I participated in the largest prediction run in America. A few of you know that one of my goals for this year as I get in shape was to run a 5k. Well I actually walked more than I ran, but still got it done. Check out my weight loss blog at for all the details and a couple of pics.

Until next time...

Friday, March 17, 2006

Mardi Gras

Being in Pensacola is a new adventure for us. We love the area, and there are alot of fun things to do. In February, we got our first taste of a southern tradition (family style) in the event called Mardi Gras. Of course, New Orleans is where are the bad stuff happens with Mardi Gras, but the event actually started in Mobile. Pensacola also has a family friendly version in their parades (held in the daytime) and we got to go this year, with mom and dad. Even though it rained, we had a great time. Here are a few of the pictures we took after the parade. Mom and dad actually went home with 530 strands of beads...

Mom got this Miller hat-some guy placed it on her head. It is so funny because my mom has NEVER drank a day in her life, mix the hat with all the beads that she got and you get quite the party animal.

Dad, mom, and Megan really got into the spirit at the parade. I kind of hung back trying to keep dry because it was raining (a cold rain) and I had on a tshirt. I tried to keep mom dry since she was sitting ankle deep in a puddle, but once the rain stopped it was back to bead collecting. Crazy they are!

I had to put this picture of mom and Megan in, becuase with the amount of beads they have it looks like they were quite the part animals.

Okay, my dad had a little too much fun, and not one drop of alcohol. It proves you don't have to drink to have fun. I tried to convince him that this was a family event and flashing wasn't around, but I guess he just got caught up in the moment...

So after the rain, I was kind of not into Mardi Gras as much since I got soaked, but when we got home, my dad convinced me to lighten up a bit and get in one last "flash"...It's scary, i know.

Well Mardi Gras was quite the experience. It was fun, but the best part was having my folks down...did I mention they've been down here three times since Christmas? I think they are just trying to escape the cold up north.

Thanks guys for coming to see us! We miss you lots!