Saturday, February 11, 2006

Update from the Academy

While I'm in the Academy, there are many restrictions on what I can and cannot discuss on the internet. The following will be very brief and remarkably vague, only the names have been changed to protect the innocent...

I've just completed week 13, leaving only 19 more weeks until graduation. To date, I've lost 26 pounds, earning me the nickname "anorexic" from my fellow classmates. Don't worry; I'm not really on the "Karen Carpenter diet", my weight loss is due to the intense physical training and sudden change in my diet. Believe it or not; Pop-tarts and Count Chocula are not part of a well balanced breakfast if you run five miles a day. Go figure.

Before
Before
After
After

In the academy, it's tradition to name your gun. Most of the guys go with the standard "Lucille" or "Eleanor". My primary sidearm is "Mary-Kate" and my back up is "Ashley". Together they're a full house.

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16 Comments:

Blogger skh said...

Always entertaining. Maybe we can compare weight-loss stories sometime during the week of the Shepherd's Conference.

Hopefully this comment doesn't get you in trouble with the Academy.

Saturday, February 11, 2006 9:33:00 PM  
Blogger Cedric said...

Congrats on the weight loss. Love the gun names!

Sunday, February 12, 2006 6:08:00 PM  
Blogger suzi said...

lol, good to see your sense of humor is still thriving! You named your guns appropriately as both are anorexic as well! ;)

Wow 26 lbs. and that is even with a mid-night trip to Yum-Yums! Impressive!

Sunday, February 12, 2006 6:51:00 PM  
Blogger Daniel said...

Five mile runs - shudder - now that is fun...

Monday, February 13, 2006 12:57:00 PM  
Blogger Nathan said...

Some sensitivity training is in order, I think. Think of the criminals on the other end of the barrels. If I were a murderous miscreant, I'd rather be gunned down by Bruiser or Crusher or the Widowmaker.

Not Mary-Kate or Ashley.

Monday, February 13, 2006 3:01:00 PM  
Blogger P T Hutch said...

Brilliant! Absolutely brilliant.

Monday, February 13, 2006 7:36:00 PM  
Blogger Theteak said...

You rock dude. It's so great to read a post from you. Skh - I was at last year's shepherd's conference - it was great, really great. If you are really bored and want to see a photo of an Aussie with a double chin talking to a Scot with no hair at a bookstall at last year's conference. Then go to the conference web site, click on photos from '05, then click on 'Candids' and I'm on the left in the photo that has 'Chapel' in between us both. I'm laughing and wearing a blue shirt. I would give my extra chin to be at this year's conference. But, I'm in Sydney.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006 5:43:00 AM  
Blogger Theteak said...

Oh, and Shepherds' Conference is of course a plural possessive...

Tuesday, February 14, 2006 5:45:00 AM  
Blogger Fred Butler said...

Well,
At least you didn't name them something like "Steve Perry" or "Lou Graham."

Fred

Tuesday, February 14, 2006 12:33:00 PM  
Blogger bean said...

theteak -

i don't know if skh has looked for that picture yet, but i wanted to let you know that i just spent about 10 minutes trying to get to it. i finally succeeded, and now i know what you and your huge double chin look like. sean was there last year too - but apparently he is not cool enough for the photo gallery. so sad.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006 2:09:00 PM  
Blogger Sam H. said...

great before and after, but did you change ethnicity too? Maybe it's just me, but in your before, it looks like you are a large black man :)

Thursday, February 16, 2006 11:28:00 AM  
Blogger Pecadillo said...

What can I say, the Academy's already changed me.

Thursday, February 16, 2006 4:30:00 PM  
Blogger Daniel said...

I miss Don Knotts already...

Monday, February 27, 2006 9:12:00 AM  
Blogger theGracegirl said...

Seriously, Don Knotts was so cool. It's funny--some people make the very most of what they have. That was him!

Wednesday, March 01, 2006 5:22:00 PM  
Blogger Gods girl said...

that before pic is nasty

Sunday, March 05, 2006 8:56:00 PM  
Blogger Wes Langdon said...

Pec- What city are you training in? Is that the same one you will be in jurisdiction of (I'm sure that's not the right terminology, but you know what I mean.)

Monday, March 06, 2006 9:56:00 PM  

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