Hey JavaJunkees!

Have some coffee! (h/t: Colinski)

Once again, it’s been a while since I’ve posted. I know I told you I’d keep you updated about my latest efforts to adopt healthier eating/fitness habits, but then I guess I got busy with other stuff. Or something.

In the time since I last posted, a lot has actually happened:

  • Mom came out to see me participate in a commencement ceremony at CSUN.
  • I went to Nor Cal with mom for a weekend with the Ferrara clan.
  • I went to Six Flags with some friends and had a lot of fun but was left with a lingering feeling of having been traumatized by X2.
  • Sion Sono came to LA for a retrospective of his movies at Cinefamily. (I reviewed a couple here and here.)
  • My friend got married in Vegas and I went out to help him celebrate.
  • I made an impulse decision to fly to Okinawa for a convention over Fourth of July weekend.

Sounds like a lot of fun, right? It has been.

As far as the diet/fitness stuff goes, I’ve decided not to be as much of a stickler about it as I was thinking I should be and i just bought the venus factor diet. A couple of friends observed that maybe if the habit I’m trying to eliminate is being in the position of getting a drive-thru meal at 10pm because I haven’t eaten yet, maybe I could simply try avoiding drive-thrus rather than proclaiming “I shall not eat after 9pm EVER”. That said, my innate drive for self-sabotage has led me to interpret the decision not to abide by those goals as license to resort back to eating large pizzas for dinner and getting ice cream at 11 at night.

Just the other evening I was talking with a friend about it and he has agreed to be a fitness mentor to me for the time being. My first instructions are to not worry about diet etc, but instead just get into a habit of going to the gym. Four times a week: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and either Saturday or Sunday; 15 minutes of cardio each time I go, no more, no less. I went yesterday morning and it felt nice to be back in there. And while I won’t be stressing on the diet, I will avoid the drive-thru.

I’ve been brushing up on my Japanese for next week’s trip. My baby bro is in Okinawa at the moment, so unless he gets deployed somewhere between now and then, we should be able to get together for a meal. I’m looking forward to it.

Finally, the reason this post has been so long delayed is that I’ve spent all of my free time over the last week or two going through old posts and cleaning them up, trying to correct broken photo links etc. that have come with the multiple migrations of this blog (going from blogger to wordpress, and various new installations of wordpress with different hosts, and so on). That project seems to be finished for the time being, and doing it was a fascinating trip down memory lane.

I’ll leave you with a gallery of pictures from recent fun:

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One Response to Hey JavaJunkees!

  1. Jason says:

    Good to hear you’re getting fit! I started working out in January, going three times a week to the gym. After a while, I started watching what I was eating simply because I wanted to lose the gut. I was 200 lbs when I started. Now I’m down to a not so slim 188. It just feels good to go run, throw around some barbells, and relieve some stress.

    Enjoy your trip to Japan! I hope you’ll update with plenty of pictures.

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