Monday, January 4, 2010


Much like Menopause, losing wait is full of tears, erratic eating, and hot flashes (I witnessed menopause first hand as a child with my mom, she had me when she was 42. I got out of that factory just before they closed up shop!). It is still crazy to think that a year ago I weighed 100 more pounds than I do today, that is like 5 Olsen Twins! My friend Laura asked me to write about “the change” in my life. So here it goes.

Before you ask if there is a special secret or if I had surgery, the answer is no! IT SUCKED AND WAS HARD WORK! Sorry about it folks, no magic answer here. There was no magic Grapefruit, flax seed, and unicorn horn diet and I am to poor to afford elective surgery.

The Second caveat I make is that you have to do this for you. I have always been happy with the way I look. I didn’t really care about being skinny. Personally, I know if I lose too much weight my giant head will look awkward on my body. I had a couple of motivators. First, I loved my life. I loved my family and friends and I was actively choosing to cut my time on this earth short. Second, I was tired of being a hypocrite with my students. I preached to all my Greek student that we took an oath to live the values of our organizations. SigEp promotes the values “Sound Mind and Sound Body.” How could I tell someone to live their values, when I was actively choosing not live the values of my organization? Fourth, airplane rides were hell and I travel a lot (NO JOKE. The day I could put a tray table down, I wanted to cry!). Lastly, I am going bald. I can handle being bald and I can handle being fat. I couldn’t handle both at the same time.

Finally, this is what worked for me. I am not saying it is going to work for you and you talk to a doctor if you are going lose significant weight. Your body could freak out if you are not careful.

My Journey began in February of 2009. With this guy:

I was over 350 pounds of fun! I was still rockin the sweater vest and tie, but I couldn't walk up a flight of steps. That is where I leave it for today.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

In The Beginning...

So here is the thing…

Many people have told me I should write a blog. “You are funny… blah blah.” “You have good insights… blah blah.” “More people need to hear your stories… blah blah.” I decided it probable wasn’t a good idea and here are some of the reasons why.

For those of you who know me, I am much more of a Math/Science kind of guy. My grammar is a little less than stellar. Where vs. wear... homonyms are hard! I should have never gone to AP English. Who cares about alliteration and foreshadowing and that Onomatopoeia...on-a-tomoato-pita… oh whatever the hell it is, when you can't spell? Robert Frost… screw him, let’s talk some photosynthesis and Darwin.

I had ill-fated xanga attempt a couple of years ago. I think that didn’t fly because it didn’t have a focus unless it was American Idol season. Most of the posts had too many exclamation points and contained some derivative of the word “WOOT”. Here are some examples:

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Monday, July 02, 2007
When life gives you lemons... go online and buy tickets to an early showing of TRANSFORMERS and sing "You've got the Touch!" It is way better than lemonade. TANSFORMERS TONIGHT!!!

Tuesday, January 16, 2007
Well, now that college football has ended, my thoughts now turn to one great competition. OH YES!! American Idol!

Do I really have enough interesting stories? I am West Virginia/Oklahoma Boy that was in Marching Band and in the Band Fraternity that joined a General Fraternity and advises Sororities Full Time and lives in a college town that just lost 100 pounds. Never mind… I am good on this point.

After considering all these points, I think the time is right. The world is ready for my point of view. I am not sure when this will kick up… here are possible topics.

Leggings Aren’t Pants and Other Fashion Advice from a Male Sorority Advisor
The Fat Tax!
Growing Up Country
Really?! You thought that was a good idea to put on your facebook! REALLY?!?!
Craig’s List: Seriously, some of the best reading material out there.
Birds… Disgusting Filthy Creatures
Mom Cantley: Tails of living in the SigEp House.
Band Bus: Hot Bed of Sin
West Virginia: If you make fun of it one more time in front of me, I may punch you in the face!
The Trail of Twinkies: My Life as a Consultant

There are tons of people on the internet who enjoy reading “Crazy!” Now it is time to share my special brand of crazy. I leave you today with a quote from my GA.

“Kelly Clarkson is pretty, therefore I am pretty”- Jenna Vercillo