It’s here… sorta

March 19, 2007

The first (a.k.a unfinished) version of my personal site is finally here. All you excited little kiddies go on over, check it out, and add it to your feeds.

Update your bookmarks, because I’ll no longer be posting here. All things Chris Fehnel reside there.

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Bayside’s 3rd full length album has been released in stores today. I have held out from hearing it until I get the physical copy in my hands, and I’m extremely excited to give it a listen.

Expect a full review of this and also Fall Out Boy’s new one on TUG coming shortly.

egocentrical.com a.k.a chrisfehnel.com

I’m not being lazy

December 24, 2006

I am actually working on getting a new site setup on a new as-of-yet undecided domain. I’ll let everyone know where I’ve moved to once I get the site up and running. Hopefully within the month.

On a side note, I’ve finally accomplished one of my longest sought after, most failed at goal: to not bite my fingernails/fingers. For anyone who knows me, this was by far the most difficult habit for me to overcome and I’m extremely glad and proud that I finally pulled it off. Hopefully, it’ll be a permanent thing.

For those who can’t believe it, here’s some proof:

No more biting

5 dieting questions answered

December 13, 2006

Colin asked me to complete five questions for the diet, so here goes.

What are the top five reasons you started to diet in the first place?

My first diet, I had gained almost 90 pounds in a single winter and was up to 260. I just got sick of myself becoming something that I never was. When I saw myself in pictures it was painful to see. I was being extremely lazy and needed a kick in the butt. So that’s what I did. My main problem is that I go to extremes with things and I did it for too long a time. I got down to about upper 170’s again and then realized I was going a little too nuts, and then got back up around 200 while exercising, so it was good weight. Then I got a little under the weather and got up to around 220.

That leads me to this diet. The reason I started this diet was just that I wanted to get more fit. It was also because it was our idea to have a competition that kind of evolved into the diet, so I was motivated by that as well. I didn’t want to lose a lot of per sé, but I did want to be healthier and lose the excess fat and replace it with some muscle.

What was your biggest failure on the diet, and how did you overcome it?

My main failure is getting into slumps, which has been more disappointing this time around because I never really got into slumps on my last diet. I was pretty gung ho the entire time. I’ve had ups and downs when I haven’t been feeling well, and for me my biggest failure is not being able to bounce back and get into the flow of things as quickly as I should.

Did blogging help or hinder your success?

For me personally, blogging wasn’t a huge factor for me. If I was having great success, it would be nice to be able to motivate other people. But personally, when no one knows, or I should say thinks, I’m going to do something then I do better at it. When people don’t think I am able to do something I am more motivated pretty much just to spite them. When someone says I can do something and encourages me, it is all good, and it doesn’t stop me from doing what I’m planning on doing, but it doesn’t really get me super fired up.

What things did you do to help ensure your success?

Getting the membership to the gym was my major thing. It forces me to go especially when I’m committed for an entire year. If I don’t go it’s wasting money and it’s me not using something that could be a great help to me. So that motivates me a lot.

What is one recommendation you’d have for someone on Day 1 of their diet?

Don’t go to extremes to lose the weight and realize that stuff doesn’t happen right away. If you don’t see pounds falling off right away, that doesn’t mean you haven’t accomplished anything.

Week 25 Weigh-in

November 21, 2006

Original Weight: 229
Week 1 Of Diet: 227
Week 2 Of Diet: 225
Week 3 Of Diet: 223
Week 4 Of Diet: 221
Week 5 Of Diet: 223
Week 6 Of Diet: 223
Week 7 Of Diet: 218
Week 8/9/10 of Diet: 218
Week 19/20 of Diet: 222
Week 21 of Diet: 223
Week 22 of Diet: 224
Week 23 of Diet: 225
Week 24 of Diet: No weigh in
Week 25 of Diet: 221

So I’m down four pounds from last weigh in, which I guess can be deemed a good thing. However, it was a bad week at the gym and I didn’t get as much work in as I would have liked. I would have liked to keep gaining a little good weight, but I guess there will be other weeks for that.

This doesn’t look like it’ll be a good week either for the exercise, so hopefully I’ll be able to ramp up again starting next week.

Week 23 weigh-in

November 10, 2006

Original Weight: 229
Week 1 Of Diet: 227
Week 2 Of Diet: 225
Week 3 Of Diet: 223
Week 4 Of Diet: 221
Week 5 Of Diet: 223
Week 6 Of Diet: 223
Week 7 Of Diet: 218
Week 8/9/10 of Diet: 218
Week 19/20 of Diet: 222
Week 21 of Diet: 223
Week 22 of Diet: 224
Week 23 of Diet: 225

I have been very pleased with my results since going back to the gym. I have gained a pound consistently each week and I have been eating very well. I am far less flabby then before so I’m convinced this is a good weight gain. I’ve also been making progressive gains while lifting.

I will try to post some measurements so I have some barometer of success. Also, another goal I need to set is writing down all my sets/reps/weights while I’m at the gym to really track how successful I’ve been.

Keep up the good work, y’all who still be pluggin’ at it.