So, I made this blog when I was leaving MIC/Atlantic Aviation. Most of the people there knew that I was involved in Improv and Standup even though I pretty much gave it up during my entire tenure at the company. That is why I am so happy to say that I am back on stage. I had my first game with Comedy Sportz Minor League at The Comedy Arena in McKinney a few weeks ago and will be performing there both Saturday (at 4PM) and Sunday (at 2PM) this week-end during Oktoberfest.
If you are still reading my blog, come on up and see me on stage. If you aren’t, well…that’s weird. Why would you even see this?
So, I’m doing something mildly ridiculous and following in the footsteps another self-confessed “Fat F@#$”. I’ve been reading Presto by Penn Jillette. He says it from the outset not to do what he is doing, but after reading half of the book, I came to identify with so many of his patterns. It’s probably going to fail. Most plans do. But I’m doing it anyway. Two days in and I feel pretty good. I started removing caffeine but realized that was a mistake so I put black coffee back in my life. That solved most of my problems. I won’t go into the details of the plan. You can google him and read all the reasons doctors say it is a horrible thing to do. I’ve never been one to listen to my doctor (my last doctor is on my facebook friend’s list…he can probably attest to that).
I’m doing this not out of desperation, but out of the fun and the challenge of attempting to rewrite my patterns of eating. I’m on track to be able to have a feast at Thanksgiving without guilt and I’m excited.
On that, if you see me in the next few weeks or even the next few months, don’t ask why I’m eating what I’m eating or not eating as the case may be. I want to take food out of my social life and just enjoy the people. I’ll still join you at a restaurant. Don’t feel guilty. If anything, I would feel guilty making you feel guilty and that’s just my catholic upbringing (blaming my parents…some things can’t be unlearned). Join me for drinks even, I can still drink…just not what you are probably drinking.
Lastly, don’t wish me luck. If I lose weight, don’t congratulate me. If anything, feel free to shame me for spending so much of my life as a “Fat F#@$”. I can do better. Change is good.
Currently I’m 3 days into the first 2 week portion. It’s going to suck, but so far, so good.
Hope you are doing well. Just a quick update.
I just got back from an amazing trip to Disney and have been hard at work on completing some blog posts and a response for an RFP. The new job is great and I’m excited for what the future will bring.
I’ve changed my twitter handle: It is now BenJamMorin, check it for links to my blogs and such (or just click here).
If you are a friend of mine on LinkedIn or twitter, do me a solid and share my posts. That will go a long way to helping promote this great new business I am getting off the ground.
Alright, back to work. Ciao for now true believers!
I decided to create a secret blog. You can follow my exploits here. Enjoy friends!