To get fully caught up on the Fatty Five Challenge, read here, and here. The summary---five hideous men try to get less hideous by losing 8% of their body weight by July 1, with significant financial risk.
Stu “I blame Glenn Beck” Burguiere
Week 4 +0.83%
Two ways to look at this week: 1) After an 11 day tour with plentiful food constantly available, I had only a minor speed bump with a 0.83% gain. A typical road trip of this length would have the decimal point moving one place to the right in that number. 2) For the most part, I remained under control and still went in the wrong direction. Even with the threat of a live broadcast on the last day of the tour, I still managed to miserably fail. I guess I’ll have to go to that standard cure-all of the left: I blame Glenn Beck. His tour, his fault.
Kevin “Saved by Zero” Balfe
Week 4: +/- 0.00%
Remember those AWESOME “Saved by Zero” TV ads for Toyata that ran every 1.4 seconds a few years ago in a failed attempt to make all Americans kill themselves? Yes? Good. I have no actual point, I just thought that since I lost zero pounds last week I would put that stupid song in your head and force you to share in my misery. If you really care why I didn’t lose any weight, it’s because I went to Boston for two Red Sox games and I made it a point to try one menu item per inning. Glenn, in case you’re reading this, that translates into 18 items.
Doug “Watch out Geoffrey Mutai” Curren
Week 4 -.46%
Marathon Monday. Today will always have a special place in my heart. As a resident of Boston, a graduate of Boston College, whose campus is located right next to the famous Heartbreak Hill and an employee of a company based in Hopkinton, MA, the start of the Marathon, its only obvious that I am an avid runner. So when I got home from work today I reached into the back of my closet, knocked off the cobwebs from my running shoes and hit the pavement for my second run of 2011.
As I embarked on my 2.62 mile jog (this is like the Executive course for the actual 26.2 marathon) I began to wonder why a runner like me even needed to be part of this Fatty Five Challenge. It soon became apparent to me listening to my running playlist and thinking about how I decided to add these to the queue. Yes, these are actual songs I run to:
- Mr. Brightside by the Killers – Is there really a bright side when you have as much weight to lose as I do?
- You Shook Me All Night Long – ACDC – This must be a reference to my flabby gut.
- Live and Let Die – GNR – Keep living like I do and I am bound to die soon.
- Born to Run – The Boss – I scoured iTunes for “Born to Walk” or even better “Born to Sit on the Couch” but no dice, so I had to settle on this track.
- Paranoid – Black Sabbath – Every time I walk by a slice of pepperoni pizza I hear it say “Eat me”. If that’s not paranoia I don’t know what is.
- Like a Stone – Audio Slave – If this were a swim rather than a jog, this is how I would swim.
- Juicy – Notorious BIG – Who doesn’t think of a juicy steak while working out?
- Sad But True – Metallica – This is what plays on my home stereo every time I step on the scale
- Jesus Walks – Kanye West – If my man JC walks, why should I run?
- Wicked – Ice Cube – As in “I am wicked fat”