The Unanswered Question
I could tell you but then I’d have to kill you.

May
07

Jenn and I have decided that the time is far overdue to (once again) lose weight, and get at least more fit.  I bought Jenn the Wii Fit for Christmas in 2008, because she had wanted it, and thought it looked “fun and interesting”.  But at no point have we used it to it’s fullest extent.  At that time I was in reasonable shape.  Still portly (ie: fat) but not nearly what I had been when I met Jenn.  Since that time I have steadily returned to my gloriously pudgy old self, much to my chagrin, most likely spurred on by a certain basement flooding more than a year ago.  But that is all past, and therefore prologue.  Now is what matters.  So Jenn and I have embarked on a challenge.  The Wii Fit Challenge.  What we will do (to the best of our abilities) is engage in using the Wii Fit each day for 30 days.  We have no set exercises to do, nor have we set a minimum calorie burn amount.  The only stipulations are A) we both must try to do it each day, and B) we both must use it for a minimum of 30 minutes.  There is no maximum, as we do not wish to punish someone for having the drive to exercise more.  Will this allow us to lose weight?  Who knows?  But it will, should be successful in doing this plan, change our way of thinking a bit, and hopefully gently remind us what we are capable of.  If you can exercise in a video game for 30 minutes each day, certainly you can find 30 minutes to perform “real” exercise outdoors as well.  We will see.  I will not keep track of Jenn’s stats, but I will have no shame in posting mine on here.  Cheer us on.  It is time to get real.

Darren’s Stats:  Day 1 Wii Fit Challenge (May 7th 2010).

Height:  5′ 8″.      Weight:  262 lbs (119 kg)

Exercise Time on Wii Fit:  37 minutes.

Mar
08

It has taken some time, but I have returned to the world of the blog everyone.  Glad to be back.  I have thought long and hard about what to do with this space.  I had originally thought that this area needed a narrow focus:  some reason for people to come here, and yet remain personal and appropriate to myself.  I thought about a music blog, and entertainment blog, a space to voice my outrage over…well… anything.  I could review things, deconstruct things, evaluate things, etc etc.

Answer to all these ideas?  True, and boring.  And then it hit me about 2 weeks ago, when I was off work on “vacation”.  Jenn and I were going to take the kids to Florida.  But it was decided that even with a place to stay it would be too expensive.  So we should channel that money to something that really hit home:  the very deconstructed basement.  As it had now stood up to many situations this winter that would have flooded it previously, since being fixed by WetTek, we were confident to move forward and start to return the basement to usable status.  So with 11 days off, we began to return the basement to it’s former glory, while augmenting those things that we didn’t care for in the first place.  BINGO!  There’s my blog (for now).  And the nickname this project has taken on (at least in my mind) is Operation: Lazarus.  We will raise this basement from the dead.  And it will be documented here, from the very beginning nearly a near ago, for all to see (and maybe further understand why we still have not yet had a housewarming party for all to attend).  So keep your eyes open to The Unanswered Question blog, because at least for the next while, there will be a story to read, and something to talk about.