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Fit of Nostalgia

Stellar Path has changed. Same basic-ish layout, but you may notice lots of dorky stuff in the header above. (Bonus points for anyone who gets the Camp Anawana ref.)

First things first.

No more weekly weigh-ins.

Why’s that?

I’m weighing in whenever I feel like it. And for a while, that will be daily. No fanfare, just a matter-of-fact “here’s where I am.” I’ll keep a running total of my change for whatever month I am in and a change from my highest weight of 402.8 back in 2004.

June 6, 2011
Change from June 1st = -5.5 pounds
Change from highest = -33 pounds

I told you I put on a lot of weight. I wish I could say I had no idea why.

I know why. I ate too much and stopped working out.

I still have my demons. I am fighting them tooth and nail. They will not win. They won that particular battle. They will not win the war.

The last week has consisted of me trying to think of a new direction to take the blog, and ultimately, my weight loss plan. On Friday night, while out with my lovely wife, the idea hit me.

I’m a huge dork. I mean… mega-huge. Other people joke about being dorks. They’ve got nothing on me.

And I’m embracing it. And for a fat kid who grew up in the 80s and 90s, that means lots of television and video games.

Super Mario Brothers.

Duck Hunt.

Legend of Zelda.

Garbage Pail Kid Stickers.

Clarissa Explains It All.

Salute Your Shorts.

You Can’t Do That on Television.

Hey Dude.

A Nightmare on Elm Street.

Friday the 13th.

Star Trek: The Next Generation.

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.

There is a lot of dorkness inside me. My wife, Tina, knows it and loves me for the dork that I am. She isn’t a dork. I don’t know how I managed to luck out and get a non-dork wife, but there you go. I ran my idea for the blog past her. She thought it was a great idea.

I think this is either going to be awesome or utterly fail. Either way, I’m okay with it. The failure will be solely in traffic and reader-terms. This blog has always been a tool for my weight loss. And if my plan is awesome and helps me lose weight, then I’m okay with it, even if I am the only reader.

A lot of the various forms of entertainment I consumed as I was growing up had easy to swallow lessons and morals. Last week, on a fit of nostalgia, I looked up the pilot episode of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.

I realized, as I was watching it, that I could make many parallels to weight loss. And that’s when it hit me.

I’m going to relive my childhood, one dorky t.v. show, video game, or whatever (as in Garbage Pail Kids stickers) at a time, as I journey through weight loss. Stick around. If you’re a dork like me, you may enjoy it.

And if you aren’t already a dork like me… well, then you can make fun of me. I’m strong enough to take it. 🙂

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Embracing My Inner Dork

Stellar Path isn’t dead. It’s just been on hiatus for a while. If you are viewing this through Google Reader or some other tool, you may not have noticed that I have radically changed the look and appearance. It would be awesome if you’d check it out and tell me what you think by surfing to

I didn’t get to go to Fitbloggin. I fully plan to go next year, assuming it is held at the same time of year. (I should be off work for the summer by then. Yay!) However, even though I didn’t get to physically attend, I did pore over every single note and “live blog” posted. Even without being there, I learned a lot.

I probably suck at blogging. My web page is probably too bloated with graphics and I may write to a niche that’s already too narrow.

I’m about to make it even more narrow. Dare I say I’m finally maybe figuring out my brand?

I’m fully embracing my inner dork. I’m not going for a Nerd Fitness route, because there is no way that I could do it better than Steve does, anyhow, and besides, he was here first.

But the fact is, I’m a dork. I still like the Power Rangers. I still have my Garbage Pail Kids. I still obsess over horror movies, and the day Hey Dude and Salute Your Shorts come out on DVD, I’ll be the first one in line to get them.

If this is where we must part, I understand. Thank you for reading me so far.

However, if you are a dork, too, or at the very least are okay with watching me embrace my dorkness and metaphorically do the Truffle Shuffle on the internet as I continue to lose weight, then please stick around. I’m going to have fun. I hope you do, too!

Stay tuned. Weigh-in tomorrow. First dork post on Wednesday.

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