Friday, June 13, 2008

Lord, I Was Born a Ramblin' Hickman

Some thoughts:

* I've been on a diet since April, and so far I've lost 22 pounds. I still have a long, long way to go, but I've never been more determined to get in shape, or been more certain that once the weight is off that I'll be able to keep it off. I'm thinking about taking all my ridiculously large clothes to the Goodwill, because I can say without any hesitation that I won't be needing them again (actually, I thought it might be fun to auction off a pair of my old giganti-jeans on ebay for charity, since so many folks over at the CoH boards like to talk about my pants for some reason).

My weight has fluctuated all my adult life, and I've weighed as much as almost 400 pounds and as little as 175. I think I've finally licked it, though (that's what SHE said!).

I'll probably periodically report my weight loss here as a way of having to answer to someone, always a good strategy. Spur me on, kids (which is a line that's undoubtedly been overheard at Neverland Ranch).

* Damn you, Mitch Hedberg. Y'know, I'm sure lots of folks are sad about Mitch's death a while back, but all I can feel about it is ANGER. Here was a guy with soooo much talent, so much comedic wit, and he @#$% overdoses and steals it from a world that could sure use more laughter. Mitch, I loved ya, man, and I'm sure you had your demons, but people with talent, REAL TALENT, have a gift. And while I think it's your right to do whatever you want with that gift, it sure pisses me off when someone throws it away, when it could do a lot of folks a lot of good. Wherever you're at, I'm sure you're cracking 'em up, but I sure wish it was here.

* I really love frozen fruit. No, I don't mean the stuff you buy already frozen in a bag. I mean buying fresh fruit and freezing it. A frozen strawberry is quite a delicious thing. A frozen peach is wonderful. Frozen grapes are a euphoric experience. And if you like bananas, try one frozen; it really brings out the sweetness. I can't eat a ton of fruit on this diet, but when I do, you can bet it's almost always been in my freezer (right there next to Walt Disney and Capt. America).


Nik said...

Awesome kudos on the weight loss, Hickman.

And I've long needed a pair of Troy pants to finish off my life-size Troy Hickman action figure I have in the cellar.

....Did I say that out loud?

Rip Ford said...

Good job on the weight loss. Keep it up.

NuclearToast said...

Thanks, Troy, for opening the Mitch wound again! I'm right there with you! Grrrrrr...

Snorii said...

Woo Hoo! I googled Hickman's pants and discovered a new entry! :P

Juggling Jason said...

W00T! I started working out too. I want to lose 5-10 pounds and be ripped. Like when I was 22. Thing is, there is a history of obesity in my family so I want to nip it in the bud. Hey we can do this together. What is the diet you are on?