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Hatred
10-11-2004, 10:10 AM
Done. Nothing hurts quite so much in life as to miss someone that you can simultaneously reach out and touch. Have faith that she will be freed from the grips of this wretched chemical. Even if she is not returned to her former self it will be a reasonable facsimile and you can grow together again..



And yes.
I realize it is hard to take anything I say seriously as I have Richard Simmons as my avatar. I apologize for not answering the phone. As it turns out My friend's phone rang and she looked at it and put it away as she did not recognize the number. AFTER she told me to give it to you. Go figure.

Mannequin
10-11-2004, 01:49 PM
I can't pretend to know what you are dealing with. I do know what it is like though to have someone battle with a chemical substance.

My sister is addicted to some very serious drugs and it is something I have had to deal with on a daily basis. I sometimes find myself dwelling on the problem. Then the substance is ruining two lives. Don't get me wrong, it is important to be there for your gf in any and every way you can. Just make sure the focus is on your girlfriend is the central issue not the drug.

We all have regrets at some point in our life. There is always a situation we could have handled differently. It is part of growth to let go.

Matthew 6:27

Rastaman
10-11-2004, 02:02 PM
My thoughts are with you G. I can't imagine what you're going through right now. My father was completely wiped out by an anti-depressant after my mother died. Can you believe that? A doctor prescribed him a f-cking anti-depressant a week after his wife died. He was like a zombie for a week before he stopped taking it. I'm so glad he did. I think it has become far, far too easy and convenient for doctors to prescribe anti-anxiety and anti-depressant medication.

Anyhoo, I just wanted to let you know that you've always seemed like a standup guy around here and that you don't deserve what you and your girlfriend are going through right now. I really hope you guys get through this. Best of luck.

Isaac Wilkins
10-11-2004, 06:10 PM
Hey bro, you know I'm praying for both you and her.

This drug sucks. It's awful. That being said, you can't worry about what she'll be like off it. You know it's doing horrible things to her. If things with you don't work out when she's free of it, at least you know that'll be "real". Don't worry about this losing 1/4 of your life crap. I don't want to hear it. You know that things have been both good and bad for both you and M.

However, you know that this has been good for you. It probably will continue to be, and this will be better than before.

Hit me up soon.

BIG C
10-11-2004, 08:52 PM
My prayers are with you and her recovery!

galileo
10-12-2004, 05:20 AM
.rene.

Unfortunately, this feels like one of the darkest. Things have really been feeling better lately too, which is why this is all such a shock.
.josh.

Thank you so much man. That is, for changing your avatar back. :)
.mannequin.

Very true. The drug isn't the only accountable thing in the situation and my primary focus is getting her healthy. Thanks again.
.rastaman.

As you've seen then, it is very difficult. I appreciate your kind words.
.isaac.

Thank you.
I worry about everything right now, it is just my nature. Sure, things weren't always perfect, but in retrospect 80% of that was due to her distance from the drug. I certainly can't blame all of our problems on it, but a significant amount of emotional healing was lost due to the key side effects.

I must admit though, I was rather effusive in yesterday's post. I had spent a lot of the day contemplating the potential outcome of the next few months and it just worsened the feeling. I appreciate your support, I'll definitely talk to you soon.
.big c.

Thanks!

cphafner
10-12-2004, 06:58 PM
Gal, I'm sorry to hear about your troubles. I hope she not only goes back to her old self, but an even more improved person that you can continue to love. I hope all turns out well.

Mik
10-13-2004, 11:32 AM
Bump for ya xian. Hope things work out mang!

Beast
10-13-2004, 12:31 PM
Good luck to you and her. I know how hard it is to be optimistic given the circumstances.

Relentless
10-13-2004, 01:05 PM
i'm pulling for you, gal

additional thoughts and whatnot are in your PM box

txterry
10-13-2004, 10:28 PM
Good luck to you Galelio
Hoping for the best for you and her.

Coke
10-14-2004, 05:20 AM
...sure to prevail over this circumstance!! - wish you well always, even though I don't show it (makes me feel bad for messin with you sometimes).

Wikked1
10-14-2004, 08:24 AM
Thoughts are with you bro!

Franco
10-14-2004, 04:46 PM
My thoughts are with you at this time mate

galileo
10-14-2004, 05:45 PM
Thanks to everyone for the kind words and thoughts. I truly believe they are helping.

As a distraction to this mess, I provide you with the invitations to our Halloween party.

Liquor and Sodomy (http://images.hollowmedia.com/halloween2004.jpg)

SW
10-14-2004, 06:19 PM
AAhhhh, I have missed such funny **** my man! :thumbup: Hmm, pic looks like a 3rd cousin of mine..... ;)

BIG C
10-14-2004, 08:45 PM
Thanks to everyone for the kind words and thoughts. I truly believe they are helping.

As a distraction to this mess, I provide you with the invitations to our Halloween party.

Liquor and Sodomy (http://images.hollowmedia.com/halloween2004.jpg)

LOL

Mik
10-15-2004, 09:30 AM
*impatiently awaits invite* :(

Focused70
10-15-2004, 09:42 AM
Tolmara: nice picture
Tolmara: kind of like a dessicated Uma Thurman
Galileo: :eek:


Stash

ectx
10-15-2004, 10:03 AM
I consider that an official evite. I'm going dressed as Xian when he was fat...


...ter





:p

Mik
10-15-2004, 10:06 AM
Lol!!!!

cphafner
10-15-2004, 05:53 PM
dman that is a scary pic!

galileo
10-16-2004, 09:52 AM
You're all e-vited.

I figured I would attract alcoholics like Borris and Rookiebldr with the Liquor and jotos like Soba, Casey, and Rene with the sodomy. Everybody wins!

_-_v_-_
10-16-2004, 09:55 AM
Hope things are going well, man. Know it ain't easy.

Isaac Wilkins
10-16-2004, 12:00 PM
You're all e-vited.

I figured I would attract alcoholics like Borris and Rookiebldr with the Liquor and jotos like Soba, Casey, and Rene with the sodomy. Everybody wins!

:drooling:

Teufelhund
10-16-2004, 12:03 PM
You're all e-vited.

I figured I would attract alcoholics like Borris and Rookiebldr with the Liquor and jotos like Soba, Casey, and Rene with the sodomy. Everybody wins!

:hump:

Focused70
10-16-2004, 02:49 PM
Except that Hundjoto and Jototick are tied together. No one for me. :hump:

heh.

Stash

JustinF
10-19-2004, 05:32 AM
If I had a small car I would sooooo be there. :(

galileo
10-20-2004, 12:51 PM
Things are slowly improving, but I've not found the time to get back to the gym yet. I really need to find my motivation. I think I need to contemplate what about working out and dieting makes me happiest, then take it from there.

I started two classes for my MBA this week. Business Statistics and Managerial Accounting. I figure, two math-like courses won't be too difficult - especially since both of them lack a research paper.

Halloween is coming up fast and I'm looking forward to the big party. I think that'll be a good place to begin rededicating myself to whatever goals I have. Wish you guys could all come down, but a single-night party is rarely worth a huge trip.

I'd like to thank you all again for your thoughts and prayers. Things aren't as rough as I had expected and I believe firmly in the power of positive thoughts (internally and externally).

Big things are on the horizon. Details to come.

Focused70
10-20-2004, 12:55 PM
Believe also in the power of expectorating. ;)

Stash

galileo
10-20-2004, 01:14 PM
Believe also in the power of expectorating. ;)

Stash
Do you inform your boyfriends that you're a spitter up front? :D

Teufelhund
10-20-2004, 01:16 PM
w00t! glad to hear things are on the upswing!

now change your avatar. its depressing me.

Frozenmoses
10-20-2004, 01:16 PM
Glad to hear things are looking better for you, little buddy. If we all shave our bodies and send it to galileo, he might be able to dress up as ectx for halloween.

Relentless
10-20-2004, 01:43 PM
cool invite but sodomy is SO 1990s

you gotta get with the new millenium

it's all about the gomorrahy, not the sodomy

Mik
10-20-2004, 01:45 PM
Glad to hear things are looking better for you, little buddy. I wanna shave your body and dress up as ectx.

I think I'm gonna masturbate!

Frozenmoses
10-20-2004, 01:55 PM
:swear:

Frozenmoses
10-20-2004, 01:55 PM
Hahaha!

Mik
10-20-2004, 01:57 PM
Gal, you suck ****!!!!!!!

Frozenmoses
10-20-2004, 01:59 PM
Seriously, that had me laughing for 5 minutes straight.

Mik got served.

Wikked1
10-20-2004, 02:22 PM
LMFAO :D Hey man glad to hear things are going BETTER than expected. Cool! Raincheck me on the Halloween Party.....but it's been a long time since I went to a REAL ASS kicking costume party! Hope yours ROCKS!

Teufelhund
10-20-2004, 03:18 PM
ROFL - That was awesome

cphafner
10-20-2004, 05:07 PM
can't wait to see the good things to come! Halloween sounds like its going to be a blast, enjoy yourself, you deserve it.

Focused70
10-21-2004, 08:06 AM
lol

Stash

galileo
10-22-2004, 06:27 AM
mass pwn4g3.

Mik
10-22-2004, 06:59 AM
Woohoo! Finally, a G-money post. *****!!!!

Mannequin
10-22-2004, 09:19 AM
:withstupi
glad to see you roamin the boards again, gal

galileo
10-29-2004, 06:19 PM
Notice the beer.

Blood&Iron
10-29-2004, 06:20 PM
Why did you black our your face in the first pic and then leave it alone in the 2nd?

How big is your tv?

galileo
10-29-2004, 06:22 PM
Why did you black our your face in the first pic and then leave it alone in the 2nd?

How big is your tv?

I changed my mind.

It's a 48" ws.

Frozenmoses
10-29-2004, 06:23 PM
You look like Bam Margera in the second pic.

Canadian Crippler
10-29-2004, 06:26 PM
Watcha' watching there?

rookiebldr
10-29-2004, 06:59 PM
And who said your legs didn't rock! ;)

galileo
10-29-2004, 07:09 PM
You look like Bam Margera in the second pic.

I hear that almost daily.

galileo
10-29-2004, 07:09 PM
Watcha' watching there?

Not watching anything, but it looks like Friends is on.

galileo
10-29-2004, 07:10 PM
And who said your legs didn't rock! ;)

I do. :(

galileo
11-02-2004, 11:15 AM
I went as a skinny Pete for Halloween.

ectx
11-02-2004, 11:40 AM
I went as fat Xian.

galileo
11-02-2004, 11:47 AM
I went as fat Xian.

There's enough fat me's to go around.

Focused70
11-02-2004, 01:06 PM
Is that a fat me or a f*** me? :eek:

Stash

Hatred
11-02-2004, 02:15 PM
I know at least three.

galileo
11-03-2004, 08:23 AM
No thanks?

Wikked1
11-03-2004, 11:16 AM
nice shorts :windup:

galileo
11-03-2004, 12:09 PM
Thanks.

rookiebldr
11-03-2004, 03:26 PM
:)

SW
11-03-2004, 05:03 PM
Hey Gal nice to hear from ya again. Yeah, what Tuef said, change your avatar, it's just not you lol. You look like a nut in that picture though. Later....Bam ;)

galileo
11-04-2004, 10:35 AM
I'm not yet fixed. Soon...

Blood&Iron
11-04-2004, 11:16 AM
I'm not yet fixed. Soon...
Here, maybe this'll help:
http://www.vasectomy.com/index.htm

galileo
11-04-2004, 11:38 AM
Here, maybe this'll help:
http://www.vasectomy.com/index.htm

Not using it anyway, so why not?

Teufelhund
11-04-2004, 12:01 PM
oh man, you can always use it...

rookiebldr
11-04-2004, 12:18 PM
Yup, I'm sure Thunds would help with any instruction necessary.

galileo
11-04-2004, 06:49 PM
Needless to say, it's been a ****ing miserable month. Now I get to replace marlynn's parents' party tent because the wind blew it up onto the roof and tangled it in a tree.

**** **** **** **** **** ****.

Know what? I'm so ****ing sick of everything right now.

galileo
11-08-2004, 10:36 AM
Quick Update
What's this? A workout? NO WAY!

I finally decided it was time to suck it up and get back to working out. I felt great afterward, so I know it was worth it. I'm going for a 2 day full body deal with cardio on the off days. Not going to watch my diet too much, but I'm switching from eating total crap to just eating slightly crap. Sorry there's not much else, I'm busy.

cybex lat pulldown - 4px8, 7px8, 10px8, 11px8
cybex chest press - 4px8, 10px8, 12px8, 14px8
cybex ham curl - 4px8, 6px8, 8px8, 8px8
cybex leg extension - 7px8, 10px8, 12px8, 12px8
cybex calf-raise - 6px8, 14px8, 16px8, 16px8
dumbbell shrugs - 35psx8, 50psx8, 75psx8, 85psx8

treadmill - 10 minutes @ 3.5/10°

All was fairly simple. Our biggest dumbbells are 85's, so I'm stuck there with shrugs. At least I'm working them, I suppose.

rookiebldr
11-08-2004, 12:35 PM
woohoo! Great to see you back at the iron, buddy.

lilmase1153
11-08-2004, 01:47 PM
some strong press's and pulls there Geo....

Blood&Iron
11-08-2004, 01:52 PM
Gal. One we did that might interest you (Prize is Adult Swim DVDs):
http://www.evdpe.com/bitemyslice/?swpstk=bm_springbreak04&cmp_code=bm

I could tell you how to win...but...

I like my job.

Frozenmoses
11-08-2004, 02:11 PM
Good to see you're back at it, Gal. If the cybex chest press is the one I'm thinking of, you can do shrugs on it. However if its one of those gay seated cable ones, perhaps I'm wrong. Either way, good lifting d00der.

JustinF
11-09-2004, 03:09 AM
Good to see ya back at it Xian. Nice work.

galileo
11-10-2004, 05:51 AM
woohoo! Great to see you back at the iron, buddy.

I'm glad to be back, even if it isn't with full dedication just yet.

galileo
11-10-2004, 05:52 AM
some strong press's and pulls there Geo....

Thanks, l53.

galileo
11-10-2004, 05:52 AM
Gal. One we did that might interest you (Prize is Adult Swim DVDs):
http://www.evdpe.com/bitemyslice/?swpstk=bm_springbreak04&cmp_code=bm

I could tell you how to win...but...

I like my job.

Your job isn't that great...tell me how to win!

galileo
11-10-2004, 05:52 AM
Good to see you're back at it, Gal. If the cybex chest press is the one I'm thinking of, you can do shrugs on it. However if its one of those gay seated cable ones, perhaps I'm wrong. Either way, good lifting d00der.

It is one of the gay seated ones, unfortunately. Meh.

galileo
11-10-2004, 05:52 AM
Good to see ya back at it Xian. Nice work.

Thanks Justin. Still have a ways to go to get back into things.

Mik
11-10-2004, 07:18 AM
Nice work G spot! :thumbup:

briancurran01
11-10-2004, 08:14 AM
glad to see you working out again gal....:thumbup:

Focused70
11-10-2004, 08:25 AM
It is one of the gay seated ones, unfortunately. Meh.

lol.

Stash

galileo
11-12-2004, 09:20 AM
Nice work G spot! :thumbup:

Well that's gayer than Stash.

galileo
11-12-2004, 09:20 AM
glad to see you working out again gal....:thumbup:

I wish I had never stopped.

galileo
11-12-2004, 09:20 AM
lol.

Stash

He called it gay first. Gay as in happy, right?

galileo
11-12-2004, 09:25 AM
Two in a week, omg!

I was so stressed yesterday at work that I couldn't handle going to the gym, so today it is. I was sore anyhow.

cybex neutral row - 4px8, 8px8, 10px8, 12px8
incline db press - 35x8, 65x8, 65x8
cybex 45° leg press - 2ppsx8, 4ppsx8, 5ppsx8, 5ppsx8
cybex calf-raise - 17px8
calf-raise on 45° leg press - 5ppsx8, 5ppsx8

treadmill - 15 minutes @ 3.5

Pretty simple, but I didn't want to overdo it. I will continue doing some shade of full body work every four days until I settle in on a better idea.

For reference, I am ****ing weak.

briancurran01
11-12-2004, 09:27 AM
gal...it will come back bro..do what you can..must feel good to get back in there doing something..

galileo
11-12-2004, 01:36 PM
gal...it will come back bro..do what you can..must feel good to get back in there doing something..

Yeah, feels great. I just feel like a pussy using all these pussy machines here at the pussy work gym.

ectx
11-12-2004, 02:01 PM
Yeah, feels great. I just feel like a pussy using all these pussy machines here at the pussy work gym.


Pussy.


:p

galileo
11-15-2004, 06:17 AM
Another difficult weekend, but I'm surviving. Keeping busy has become essential to my sanity, which seems to be a blessing due to my current schedule.

I remind myself :
· Drinking doesn't help
· Sleeping doesn't help
· Thinking doesn't help

Wikked1
11-15-2004, 07:03 AM
I remind myself :
· Drinking doesn't help
· Sleeping doesn't help
· Thinking doesn't help
Well now there's some optimism if ever I saw it :(
Clearly you need someone around to blow some sunshine up your a$$!
Where's Mik when you need him!
Hey man it can't all be bad ,the Steelers are kicking a$$!

MixmasterNash
11-15-2004, 08:45 AM
Another difficult weekend, but I'm surviving. Keeping busy has become essential to my sanity, which seems to be a blessing due to my current schedule.

I remind myself :
· Drinking doesn't help
· Sleeping doesn't help
· Thinking doesn't help

Multitask, my boy. Think about drinking until you pass out.

galileo
11-15-2004, 10:12 AM
Well now there's some optimism if ever I saw it :(
Clearly you need someone around to blow some sunshine up your a$$!
Where's Mik when you need him!
Hey man it can't all be bad ,the Steelers are kicking a$$!

No sunshine needed. This is my journal, so I'm briefly venting about my nightmares. It can't all be good, right?

galileo
11-15-2004, 10:13 AM
Multitask, my boy. Think about drinking until you pass out.

As funny as that is, I've taken that approach. I have a real problem with drinking and "honesty." I become belligerently honest when I get trashed. Luckily, I forget most of it the next day. :)

galileo
11-15-2004, 10:24 AM
Starting my diet again today. Carb cycling, standard fare, fun fun. I weighed in at 180 on Friday, which tells me I'm consistently getting fatter. Yay for fat.

Frozenmoses
11-15-2004, 01:15 PM
yay, race you to skinny!

SW
11-15-2004, 02:39 PM
More treadmill. Keep that muscle building and the fat'll come right off. Of course you knew that........RIGHT gal? ;) Really glad you're lifting again man.

Scott S
11-15-2004, 05:33 PM
Yeah, feels great. I just feel like a pussy using all these pussy machines here at the pussy work gym.

Got something on your mind, Gal?

JustinF
11-16-2004, 02:51 AM
Good to see things coming back together for ya bro.

galileo
11-16-2004, 05:30 AM
yay, race you to skinny!

You'll win, I'm pretty busy with life.

galileo
11-16-2004, 05:30 AM
More treadmill. Keep that muscle building and the fat'll come right off. Of course you knew that........RIGHT gal? ;) Really glad you're lifting again man.

I barely know anything anymore. But, at least I'm not Mik, right?

galileo
11-16-2004, 05:31 AM
Got something on your mind, Gal?

:x

galileo
11-16-2004, 05:33 AM
Good to see things coming back together for ya bro.

They're not.

I asked marlynn to move out this weekend. As soon as she's stable off her medication, she'll be moving back home where we'll go on a short break and go back to dating each other for a while. I know there's no "reset" button, but this is as close as I'll get. I enjoy living with her and all, but we both need something to look forward to with each other right now and I need some "room" to forgive her for a lot of atrocities.

JustinF
11-16-2004, 05:37 AM
My mistake. I'm glad to see the lifting is slowly coming back together. Sorry to hear about you and Marlynn...things will all work out for the best bro. As always, you have my number, feel free to use it if you want to.

galileo
11-16-2004, 05:54 AM
My mistake. I'm glad to see the lifting is slowly coming back together. Sorry to hear about you and Marlynn...things will all work out for the best bro. As always, you have my number, feel free to use it if you want to.

Much appreciated. At least I will gain some time to focus on myself, I suppose. I need it.

Mik
11-16-2004, 07:06 AM
I barely know anything anymore. But, at least I'm not Mik, right?

Pfft! You wish skinny!

_8_Ball
11-16-2004, 08:12 AM
They're not.

I asked marlynn to move out this weekend. As soon as she's stable off her medication, she'll be moving back home where we'll go on a short break and go back to dating each other for a while. I know there's no "reset" button, but this is as close as I'll get. I enjoy living with her and all, but we both need something to look forward to with each other right now and I need some "room" to forgive her for a lot of atrocities.

To keep it short, I wish you the best with this life changing choice... It takes a real man to make these sorts of choices...

8

rookiebldr
11-16-2004, 06:04 PM
As with Justin, you've got my number feel free to use it.

Isaac Wilkins
11-16-2004, 06:09 PM
As teh Jeff said, feel free to shoot me a line sometime, man.

SW
11-16-2004, 06:10 PM
Good man to keep going and trying to fix this crap. Best to you man.

JustinF
11-17-2004, 03:05 AM
Or you can call us all on a conference call and we can all talk.......



...or something.

galileo
11-17-2004, 10:11 AM
Thanks everyone and lol @ justin.

I've developed a lot of anger over the past few weeks and I'm in desperate need of some solace. I have a mid-term tonight, so I can't do anything at the moment...


I never thought she'd do this to me. I never thought I'd be in a situation where I had such worries. Who the **** is she? I know she's not the girl I fell madly in love with 6 years ago. All of my happiness has been molded by a lie. My dreams are all tarnished by the sordid and inconveniently spaced events of the past three years.




Here's where the train ride ends.
Screaming, "Is this your decision?"
We were the best of friends,
I'll go nowhere.

This isn't where...this isn't where I found you.

Reading how applicable those words are right now makes my ****ing eyes well up in tears. I wish I could go home.

Frozenmoses
11-17-2004, 10:24 AM
Hey gal, I'm really sorry to hear about how things have turned out for you. I hate how songs can do that to you as well. I get that way every time I hear "Kate is Great" by the Bouncing Souls.

JustinF
11-18-2004, 02:37 AM
*group hug*


Xian-we should take a trip somewhere and party like rock stars. When ya free?

galileo
11-18-2004, 12:12 PM
*group hug*


Xian-we should take a trip somewhere and party like rock stars. When ya free?

Sounds like a great idea. I'll get back to you on that when I find out when all this crap is going down.

galileo
11-18-2004, 01:25 PM
Everyone buy one of my shirts - http://www.cafepress.com/hollowmedia

Frozenmoses
11-18-2004, 01:35 PM
You're a brilliant man, gal. I'll probably order one of these next month.

galileo
11-18-2004, 02:05 PM
Thanks Fromo. I'm trying to give back to the community.

Blood&Iron
11-18-2004, 02:19 PM
I might have to buy the Jesus shirt.

Favorite is still 'Jesus died for our sins...and all I got was this lousy t-shirt'.

Btw:
http://www.dell4me.com
(On the left)

galileo
11-18-2004, 02:23 PM
The Delf is cute.

Blood&Iron
11-18-2004, 02:26 PM
The Delf is cute.
Everytime they said "Dellf' in meetings and such, I thought of thalidomide babies for some reason.

Personally, I thought the creative was uh...well, no comment.

galileo
11-18-2004, 02:51 PM
So when you hookin me up with the contest winning secrets? :)

rookiebldr
11-18-2004, 07:09 PM
:)

galileo
11-19-2004, 05:53 AM
:)

:) is right, bitch.

I have a few more t-shirt ideas I'll be putting up this evening. For a preview of current designs, I present you with the I **** bitches shirt.

http://images.hollowmedia.com/ifbitches.jpg

galileo
11-23-2004, 05:12 AM
Maybe I'll workout today!

rookiebldr
11-23-2004, 08:03 AM
Good Idea. Do it before you pig out on Thanksgiving turkey. ;)

Focused70
11-23-2004, 08:59 AM
I'll buy a shirt if you have any in hot neon pink. :nod:

Go smash some iron for me.

Stash

Frozenmoses
11-23-2004, 09:20 AM
I present you with the I **** bitches shirt.

That is the funniest t-shirt design I've ever seen. Expect an order from me next month. :eek:

galileo
11-23-2004, 09:33 AM
Good Idea. Do it before you pig out on Thanksgiving turkey. ;)

I did!

galileo
11-23-2004, 09:33 AM
I'll buy a shirt if you have any in hot neon pink. :nod:

Go smash some iron for me.

Stash

I'll make one this evening, if possible. :D

Which design would you like?

galileo
11-23-2004, 09:33 AM
That is the funniest t-shirt design I've ever seen. Expect an order from me next month. :eek:


:cool:

galileo
11-23-2004, 10:16 AM
My last post to this journal - new hotness to come.

I had OCD on the parallel plane back motions today, but whatever. I just wanted to see how many wide grip pullups I could do. 5 @ 180lbs was the answer. Absolutely morbid, but considering my bodyfat percentage is likely in the 20% area, then I suppose I'm somewhat strong for my terribly low lbm. I'm just making excuses.

incline db press : 25x8, 45x8, 65x8, 67.5x8
wide grip pullups : +0x5
supinated chinups : +0x8
cybex wide grip lat pulldown : 11x8, 11x8
cybex chest press : 12px8, 13px8, 14px8
cybex neutral row : 12px8, 12px8, 10px8 (slow)

I went in with a totally different mindset than I have in a long time. I was striving to lift with ferver once again and I think it worked. Looking back, I'm not much farther than I was a few weeks ago, but each of my lifts felt very fluid and strong. I'm glad to be working out again and soon I'll have more to show for it.

An update for those who've followed my gyno saga. The time is nigh - surgery is soon. For those who've not known, I've had some suck-ass gyno action since I was a young'n. Either puberty stuck around or those "testosterone boosters" my ******* brother gave me as a teenager gave me the puffy nip syndrome. Time passed, I leaned out, still looked like ****. Now, I'm just totally fed up with it. To me, it'll be well worth the cost to have this taken care of. Although it isn't apparent in pictures, it is still something I deal with everyday. I mean, come on, you think I'd post a picture where it looked bad? You can notice in most of my shots a "roundness" to the lower chest region (http://images.hollowmedia.com/nochange.jpg), even when fairly lean. In one shot you can see the inner chest straightens up (http://64.191.89.22/attachment.php?attachmentid=10745), but what's hidden behind the hoodie is a round puffy areola, which has damn near killed me. There is a shot where my nipples aren't hard (http://images.hollowmedia.com/bnaLyle.jpg) and I'm in about as bad of shape as I am now. You can catch a glimpse of it there, but it's worse in person. Oddly enough, I look super small and weak in that last one, but that's because you can't see my shoulders, I have a crappy chest, and the angle is making my arm look smaller than it was (15"). So yeah, time to go under the knife and get it cut/sucked the **** out. I stop short on cuts numerous times because the nipples destroy the rest of my physique. With that gone, a whole new degree of motivation will arise and I will go beyond anything I was in the past.

Goodbye to this journal for now; it holds many dark times, which I hope are ending.

Beast
11-23-2004, 10:21 AM
Man, maybe I should think about getting that surgery, if you think yours looks bad.

galileo
11-23-2004, 10:27 AM
Man, maybe I should think about getting that surgery, if you think yours looks bad.

Again, I wouldn't post pictures that looked that bad. I'm far too insecure for that. :)

I will post a before and after though, to let you guys see the difference. It's become a focal point for me and I can't even wear a plain t-shirt anymore without being totally self-conscious of how it looks. Blah.

Update : Forgot to mention the soreness. If they get bumped or rubbed too hard, they get sore. That in itself is enough to drive one crazy.

Relentless
11-23-2004, 12:03 PM
I like the t-shirt design.

Oh, and good luck with goin' under the knife. Sounds like you NEED to get it done so you can get on with your lifting, etc.

Canadian Crippler
11-23-2004, 12:14 PM
I've got teh nipple ****z aswell :(.

Focused70
11-23-2004, 12:46 PM
:eek:

good luck with teh knife, joto.

you're right, I don't need whey...but I *do* need something. anyway, tonight's session is just for you. :D

Stash

galileo
11-23-2004, 01:50 PM
I've got teh nipple ****z aswell :(.

You're 15, they'll probably go away!

galileo
11-23-2004, 01:50 PM
I like the t-shirt design.

Oh, and good luck with goin' under the knife. Sounds like you NEED to get it done so you can get on with your lifting, etc.

Thanks and you're right. I wouldn't spend so much money on it if I didn't think it would be a worthwhile improvement.

galileo
11-23-2004, 01:51 PM
:eek:

good luck with teh knife, joto.

you're right, I don't need whey...but I *do* need something. anyway, tonight's session is just for you. :D

Stash

You sir, are gross.

Canadian Crippler
11-23-2004, 08:21 PM
It's become a focal point for me and I can't even wear a plain t-shirt anymore without being totally self-conscious of how it looks. Blah.Same thing man. I always try to find way to make em hard because I for some reason think everyone around me notices it and thinks "OMG EWW!!121/.`"

I sure as hell hope it goes away when I'm older, but for you I bid good luck with the surg.

galileo
11-24-2004, 11:09 AM
Went to the doctor today for a non-relevant issue.

He told me that I put on a lot of weight since he's last seen me (1.5 years ago, likely). I told him I had been working out (+30lbs). He told me he wanted to get my thyroid checked. I must look fat. I requested a hormone profile as well, while I'm at it.

Then he tells me that my biggest health concern is getting new tires for my car and that there are a lot of deer on the road. He said it very matter-of-factly; no joke. I mentioned I had a cough and he told me that I should change my oil every 5000 miles. Ok, not really, but in light of the previous recommendation, I wouldn't put it past Dr. Safety. I need a new everything.

rookiebldr
11-24-2004, 02:56 PM
ROFL I'm afraid to go to my doc. I'm up about 40lbs my last visit. :eek:

Focused70
11-24-2004, 08:39 PM
*looks for grossness*

*finds none*

*looks at galoshes, tapping his foot*

;)

Don't worry, G. You'll be fine.

Stash

galileo
11-26-2004, 08:43 PM
**** everything - redux. Still broken, life is a miserable wreck.

Blood&Iron
11-26-2004, 08:57 PM
**** everything - redux. Still broken, life is a miserable wreck.
Rent a gun.

And shoot sh*t (preferably inanimate stuff). It'll make you feel better. I promise.

galileo
11-27-2004, 12:16 PM
Rent a gun.

And shoot sh*t (preferably inanimate stuff). It'll make you feel better. I promise.

Good ****ing idea.

JustinF
11-29-2004, 03:01 AM
:( Fly up this way...me and Isaac will make it all better. :evillaugh

galileo
11-29-2004, 05:11 AM
:( Fly up this way...me and Isaac will make it all better. :evillaugh

In no way will anal raping make me feel any better.

ectx
11-29-2004, 07:16 AM
In no way will anal raping make me feel any better.

BAh, that's not what you told me.

galileo
11-29-2004, 08:08 AM
On that note. ;)

JustinF
11-29-2004, 08:13 AM
WTF??? :scratch:

galileo
01-23-2005, 01:23 PM
http://images.hollowmedia.com/journal/synopsis.gif

It has been way too long and I lack motivation. I am searching for ways to regain it, but in the mean time I need to just force myself to go.

I removed my old journal because I need to learn to dwell on positive things. I found myself going right back to the negatives, which was a bad idea. Positivity ahead.

http://images.hollowmedia.com/journal/diet.gif

My diet - oatmeal/brown rice, protein, and EFA's. Pretty simple. I'm not tracking much, just eating healthy items and working out hard. I'll see where I go in a few months, then adjust as needed.

http://images.hollowmedia.com/journal/workout.gif

Back to the basics. I play on forming a 5x5 program, once I get used to the facilities at the new gym. The drive wasn't bad and I knew I had to do it so I just went.

atf narrow squats : 45x5, 135x5, 185x5, 5, 5
hammer strength decline press : 50x5, 2px5, 4px5, 4p+50x5
strive incline press : 2p+50x5, 5, 2p+70x5
barbell row : 135x5, 185x!@~!@
diverging seated row : 110x5, 130x5, 130x5
seated calf-raise : 90x5, 135x5, 5, 5
db shrugs : 60x5, 70x5, 80x5, 90x5

Some old fat guy actually walked up to me and asked if I needed a spot when I struggled with the barbell rows. First off, how the **** would you spot someone on that? Second, I felt like a pathetic piece of ****. Oh well, I'll be strong again someday.

But, I feel good. It was great to do something for once. I was a little upset with the intensity of the workout, but I'll get that back soon too. I have a feeling that I have low testosterone or something. I'm tired a lot and lack the general motivations one would lack with normal testosterone. More fun...

http://images.hollowmedia.com/journal/sleep.gif

I rocked about 10 hours of sleep last night. I hope I can get about 7 this evening.

chops
01-23-2005, 01:26 PM
Some old fat guy actually walked up to me and asked if I needed a spot when I struggled with the barbell rows. First off, how the **** would you spot someone on that?

i think he wanted to get behind you!

briancurran01
01-23-2005, 01:35 PM
glad to see you back going again gal...It will all come back and you will be the strong mofo

Rastaman
01-23-2005, 01:56 PM
Rock that sh-t Gal!

SW
01-23-2005, 06:00 PM
Right behind you Gal, been waitin' for you to put this up. **** the negative past, if you dwell on it there's no future. You were pretty strong, it will be so again. Good luck.

Hatred
01-23-2005, 06:11 PM
Call me you punk. Your number died when my phone gave up the ghost. We have some catching up to do.

rookiebldr
01-23-2005, 07:41 PM
Did I forget to tell you I was in town? Just trying to strike up a convo, gal. ;)

Finally got your ass into that gym... 'bout time!

galileo
01-24-2005, 05:22 AM
chops

That's what I was thinking too. Something was off, even if I had a crappy set.

brian

I hope so. I am about the strength that I was before my last bulk, which was December of last year. So, I pretty much lost a year's progress. That's fine though, I've not done enough to keep anything. I'll get back to where I was.

rasta

You ****ing know it.

superiorWill

Thanks will, it's about time I did this too. I won't falter.

nevermore

Alright, I'll give you a call. I hadn't heard from you since Christmas, but whenever I want to call you I can't. My cell phone gets no service in my house and I'm not about to take a drive to use it.

rookie

I thought that the fat old guy looked strangely familiar. The fact that he was doing shoulder presses with 10lb dumbbells should've tipped me off!

JustinF
01-24-2005, 07:37 AM
Good to see you back to posting Xian. You'll reach your old goals and shatter them, I have no doubt.

ectx
01-24-2005, 08:06 AM
Glad to see you posting workouts, Xian. Sometimes you just have to trudge on through, and eventually the motivation comes. Persist and it will come. And dude, you looked like you needed a spot. I couldn't help it. Fine...next time I'll just let you be broken.

briancurran01
01-24-2005, 09:40 AM
you will get back to where you were and then some i am sure of it bro.

Coke
01-24-2005, 10:11 AM
This is a good thing man...its great to see you moving on with it.

Focused70
01-24-2005, 11:05 AM
I go away for a weekend and look what happened, a workout!

Some things never cease to amaze me. ;)

Stash

TTT
01-24-2005, 11:59 AM
Well gal, I haven't looked at your journal before, but it looks good. Just curious: what happened that made you stop lifting?
All the best for getting back to where you were, and then further.

Wikked1
01-24-2005, 12:29 PM
What the HELL? Dude did you wipe out all the previous pages of this journal? I read that part I think maybe you just needed that phase and could have left it it's the evolution of your state of mind. I hope you do stay on the positive side of things dude and yeah I AM going to have a 6 pack before you do! :D

PizDoff
01-24-2005, 03:23 PM
Great to hear you are focusing on the positive.

SW
01-24-2005, 04:07 PM
Let's get this **** rolling, what set/rep range will you be using?

Beast
01-25-2005, 10:32 AM
I have a good post on 5x5 from another board, if you are interested.

galileo
01-25-2005, 11:55 AM
justin

Thanks man, I appreciate your support. I wish I saw you online more now, we never get to chat.

ectx

I enjoy being broken - it's the coolest.

brian

We'll see!

cocoa

Quite.

soba

Stay tuned, you'll have plenty more amazement to come.

TTT

Thanks for stopping by! I bought a house this spring, then had some relationship issues, then work hit me pretty hard, then the holidays came, I lost my ability to workout at home, and my work moved locations so I couldn't train at our wellness center. A lot of reasons, I guess. But it's ok, I'm back.

wikked

Just time to move on, I guess. You will definitely beat me, but I'll get there as well!

pizdoff

That's only for my journal, not the rest of the forum. Expect negativity elsewhere.

will

5x5, I think. I'm still sore as **** today after Sunday, so I'm not sure how my frequency will be. I may do upper 2x and lower 1x for a while, because my legs get very sore.

beast

That would be excellent, thanks!

EdgarMex
01-25-2005, 03:36 PM
It's good to see you're back at it :thumbup:

Blood&Iron
01-25-2005, 04:49 PM
Sweet.

SW
01-25-2005, 07:26 PM
5x5 sounds good. My legs tend to get overly sore too.

Saint Patrick
01-25-2005, 07:47 PM
Damn bro, looks like we're in the same boat. Good luck.

DoUgL@S
01-25-2005, 07:56 PM
welcome back, and it is nice that you have re-started your journal

-TIM-
01-25-2005, 08:04 PM
TTTThanks for stopping by! I bought a house this spring, then had some relationship issues, then work hit me pretty hard, then the holidays came, I lost my ability to workout at home, and my work moved locations so I couldn't train at our wellness center. A lot of reasons, I guess. But it's ok, I'm back.And that's all that matters, you're back! I think most of us have been on hiatus at one point or another and struggled with the thought of getting back into it. I know I have. It's all about your state of mind. Good luck bro, and stay focused!

rookiebldr
01-25-2005, 08:50 PM
pfft, lots of well wishes, now I want to see a workout. Get ye ass to the gym tomorrow.

Isaac Wilkins
01-25-2005, 09:59 PM
*motivational wedgie*

galileo
01-26-2005, 05:46 PM
edgar

Thanks brotha. Glad to see you stop in!

Zac

Very sweet. Very. What the **** have you been up to lately?

will

I'm hoping that it works out for me. Since I'm eating somewhat freely and not focusing on cutting, perhaps I'll be able to do some body recomposition and get myself closer to where I was. I pray to the gods of muscle memory.

patty

Yeah, but you'll do better than me because you're a dick like that.

doug

Thanks doug!

Tim

I feel a lot better now that I'm back into the swing of things. I feel almost reborn. Of course, I'm weak like a baby now, but it happens!

rookie

I did, but I managed to hide from you so you didn't try to spot me on something like hyperextensions.

Borris

Don't you mean *motivational blumpkin*?

galileo
01-26-2005, 05:49 PM
http://images.hollowmedia.com/journal/synopsis.gif

I've been super busy at work, so I'm not too attentive to the site anymore. That's a good thing though, because I enjoy being productive. I'm becoming a "go to" guy for a lot of process design, which is also excellent.

Started on the 5x5 program today. Pretty fun so far! Warm up, then 5x5 of a major lift, then 2x8 for each of 2 supplementary exercises.

http://images.hollowmedia.com/journal/diet.gif

The diet is the same, oats, prots, and efa's. Plus the occasional snack-cake until I regain my willpower. By willpower I mean, of course, an appetite suppressant.

http://images.hollowmedia.com/journal/workout.gif

Chest/Biceps

hammer strength iso-lateral press : 97x8, 147x6, 187x3, 147x5, 5, 5, 5
strive incline press : 110x8, 8
strive chest fly : 70x8, 70x8
seated calf-raise : 90x8, 115x15, 100x12

Not all too strong today, but I felt energetic...and great. The iso-lateral press doesn't seem to favor my strengths as the decline did. 240 vs 150 is a large difference. I don't mind though, I need more chest stimulation and I don't care what my numbers are for now. By the time I hit the incline press, my chest was pretty sapped though, so I took it down to 1p+10ps and repped out the best I could. The chest fly is very difficult because my arms are fairly short, so I never feel like I get ahold of the weight, even when it is light. I may switch to dumbbell flyes next week or peraps cable flyes if some douchebag isn't in there repping out one arm lateral raises all damned night. The calf-raise hurt my quads, which were still sore from Sunday.

Tomorrow is back and shoulders day. I plan on doing minimal shoulder work and focusing on making my back a lot less weak.

http://images.hollowmedia.com/journal/sleep.gif

I rocked about 6 hours of sleep, which is less than I'd hoped. Tonight I plan for the same though, rented Anchorman.

SW
01-26-2005, 06:23 PM
Heard anchorman kicks ass. You know that when you're working hard that muscle memory will kick in to help you shoot back to your old self ASAP.

cphafner
01-26-2005, 06:45 PM
nice workout, go-to-guy!

SW
01-30-2005, 03:57 PM
Come on Gal, drag your ass back into the gym ;) :spam:

galileo
01-30-2005, 04:04 PM
I'm getting there, I just had to finish a long paper. I'm still sore as well. ;)

Focused70
01-30-2005, 04:13 PM
I know from personal experience that wedgies are always motivational.

Long story. Might tell it some day. :p

Stash

Manveet
01-30-2005, 09:19 PM
hammer strength iso-lateral press : 97x8, 147x6, 187x3, 147x5, 5, 5, 5


What's with the 147X6, and 187X3 sets???

I thought with 5X5, you warmup, then jump right into it (and your warmup weight wouldn't be exceeding your training weight). At least that's how I did it...

TTT
01-30-2005, 09:25 PM
Good work in the gym, sounds like you're getting about as much sleep as I am.... :)

galileo
01-31-2005, 05:18 AM
What's with the 147X6, and 187X3 sets???

I thought with 5X5, you warmup, then jump right into it (and your warmup weight wouldn't be exceeding your training weight). At least that's how I did it...

I overestimated my strength. I thought that the 147x6 would be another warmup. It's been a long time and this was the first time on that machine, so I just judged it wrong.

Manveet
01-31-2005, 10:11 AM
I overestimated my strength. I thought that the 147x6 would be another warmup. It's been a long time and this was the first time on that machine, so I just judged it wrong.

aye.

Blood&Iron
01-31-2005, 05:32 PM
Zac

Very sweet. Very. What the **** have you been up to lately?

Working too much.

And keeping a journal. You didn't even comment on my long-haired pictures. Pfft.

rookiebldr
01-31-2005, 09:13 PM
Did he even comment on the buff bod?

Blood&Iron
02-01-2005, 08:21 AM
Did he even comment on the buff bod?
Has Teufelhund been posting pictures in my journal or something?

Wikked1
02-01-2005, 01:55 PM
Good to see a post ,I would have to say I bet your productivity has improved you're barely here anymore dude! Keeping busy is a good thing at times to man. For the short time I tried it I really enjoyed the 5X5 training but my "ury"was out on whether I was getting any strength or size from it.

SW
02-01-2005, 05:12 PM
Let's go Gaaal, let's go! :thumbup:

Hatred
02-01-2005, 05:53 PM
"Go to" guy.
"Hey I have this oozing rash on my taint...Do you think you could....."

rookiebldr
02-01-2005, 10:12 PM
Has Teufelhund been posting pictures in my journal or something?

Clearly you haven't seen teufy lately. I said buff... he's a hellish strong 245 now. ;)

galileo
02-02-2005, 05:13 PM
http://images.hollowmedia.com/journal/synopsis.gif

I took a few days off due to grad school, but I'm right back on 'dis ****. Yeah, bitches. As soon as I get a consistent workout schedule going I'll start to get my diet down a little better.

Sorry about the lack of replies - work is killing me. But I'm on a good track...appraisals are this week and I think I'm going to do very well.

http://images.hollowmedia.com/journal/diet.gif

All the same - all good.

http://images.hollowmedia.com/journal/workout.gif

Back/Shoulders

cybex eagle row : 130x5x5
technogym vertical traction (pulldown) : 120x8x2
technogym neutral row: 90x8
seated cable row : 120x8x2
lateral raises : 15x8, 25x8
strive lateral raises (1): 30x8

I used the cybex row before and I don't recall being this comfortable with it. Today, it felt great. This is the "eagle" version of the row, which diverges at the end and comes down at a comfortable angle. The technogym traction was also very cool. It's in the exact position one would want to do a pulldown. Your hands come down to the sides of your head like you're about to say, "I AM CORNHOLIO!" Instead of being pronated though, it is a neutral hand position, which is ****ing slick. The stack on this seated cable row is way heavier than the stack on the work one. I managed a measely 120x8x2. I think next time I'll try the cybex incline pull instead.

Once again the strive machine proved to be awesome.

http://images.hollowmedia.com/journal/sleep.gif

I pimped the sandman for 7 hours. Consider him pwnt.

Pup
02-02-2005, 05:27 PM
Well done on whoopin the sandman...he needs to be kicked in the junk every now and again.

rookiebldr
02-02-2005, 05:37 PM
Good to hear you're still rocking it at work.

SW
02-02-2005, 05:40 PM
Keep the sleep and lifitng goin' man

SW
02-24-2005, 05:27 PM
*peeks in this journal* hmmm *pokes gal several times, repeatedly* How's work treatin' ya bro? Still workin' like a dog in the gym and pimpin' sandmen and such?

JustinF
02-26-2005, 05:39 PM
'SUp mang?

galileo
02-26-2005, 06:18 PM
A lot has been going on, I'll do it justice soon enough. I apologize for the numerous delays, but things have just been hectic and I've not had time to get online as much as I'd like.

Things are going well, however. I'll keep you updated soon enough.

Miss Rezza
02-26-2005, 11:52 PM
A lot has been going on, I'll do it justice soon enough. I apologize for the numerous delays, but things have just been hectic and I've not had time to get online as much as I'd like.



pffft. and that's the best you could come up with!?

...just hurry up and get yer ass back in here boy! ;)

Coke
02-28-2005, 06:32 AM
...get on with it already - :D

SW
02-28-2005, 07:20 AM
Good to see ya still around man.

Wikked1
02-28-2005, 08:12 AM
Hey bro just thought I'd drop by with some :spam:

lilmase1153
02-28-2005, 09:37 AM
and i said let there be :spam:

lilmase1153
03-02-2005, 04:31 PM
hello update's please :hello:

galileo
03-05-2005, 03:47 PM
Nothing fancy, but here's how it has been.

I've been working hard to keep my diet in order, typically staying away from sugar and junk. I've been pretty successful there. I've been getting more fiber and eating less like an *******, which is close to what I need to do. What I really need to do is get strict for a nice period of time so I can get things back in order.

Today, I ate 1 cup of egg whites mixed with 1/2 cup fat-free cottage cheese, fat-free cheese, some onions, and some tomatoes. For lunch I had some stir fry (chicken, water chestnuts, carrots, and snow peas with stir fry sauce). No rice, pretty tame. I just had a protein shake with 40g dextrose and 24g protein. Later on I will try to eat something mild and not drink.

I went to the gym and decided to accomplish a few things. I need to get "fit" instead of strong. I need to get back into the swing of things and focus on improving endurance, blood flow, and insulin sensitivity. All of which are quite poor at the moment. I need to slowly improve on my strength and flexibility and I need to get back into a routine.

For the good stuff - I did a full body "circuit" style routine with the hopes that I would sprint when it was over, but unfortunately the gym closes at five and I arrived at 4:35.

barbell deadlifts : 135x15, 15
barbell bench press : 115x15, 15
isolateral pulldown : 60x15, 80x15
barbell curl : 50x15, 15
leg raise : +0x8, 8
dumbbell shrugs :50x15, 15

As I noted, I went through the workout circuit style, which was cool since no one else was in the gym. My endurance is crap, but I made it through. My legs bled during deads, which is because my rugged shins are long gone.

I hopped on the eliptical for about a minute to cool down, then ran out of the place.

I'm motivated again, but I'm find myself wishing I had instant results. I know I need to take a deep breath, step back, and work my way back up, but it's very hard to come from having a physique that I should've been happy with to the pile of **** I am right now. Time.

SW
03-05-2005, 03:52 PM
With your motivation combined with the memory of what you once had and were close to achieveing, yer gonna get it back man. You just have to keep at it. Good to see you haven't been slacking. :spam: This site (and journal) needs to see more of galileo. You know, teh bitches ;)

ectx
03-05-2005, 03:53 PM
Glad you're back in there xian. It'll all come back in no time. What's your game plan this time around?

galileo
03-05-2005, 04:01 PM
Thanks guys.

I'm just looking to get myself in shape again. Once I hit a respectable bodyfat level, I'll do a few weeks of UD2 then we'll see what's next. I may be getting my surgery early this summer, so I'll have a ton of extra motiviation.

I weighed myself at the gym today and I was about 184, so I've not lost a ton of muscle and haven't gained a ton of fat. I look like ****, but it could be worse I suppose. It all comes down to some extra effort in the gym and not eating the **** I've ate to get here.

briancurran01
03-05-2005, 04:01 PM
glad to see you aropund gal.

You will be back soon kicking your old prs butts.

Focused70
03-07-2005, 09:16 AM
*peeks in journal*

Holy shizzle!

Nice job, galoshes.

Stash

JustinASU
03-07-2005, 10:06 AM
Hey Xian. I'm going to be using your journal for inspiration while I atrophy here in a dark basement. Seeing you come back up and blow out your PR's will hopefully keep me somewhat positive that I can get back to what I was by the end of this year. Keep up the good work mang.

galileo
03-07-2005, 10:28 AM
Brief update for today.

What have I been doing? Good question! I've recently been promoted at work, so my pay has increased marginally and my responsibilities have doubled. I don't have more than a few minutes to even type up an update let alone post something worth reading. I suppose I will succumb to my insane desire to inundate everyone with tales of woe and irrational weltanschauung (sounds dirty, no?) and begin updating from home.

So, in essence - work life is hectic, home life is good (although I have a humorous palaver I must put together for your enjoyment), health is fine, and my workout schedule shall be returning to normal. I'm glad I've not been abandoned by all who used to derive pleasure from my vacuity.

My diet for the day is a little on the low side, but I'm finding it difficult to put together a higher calorie diet. I'm so used to ideas like UD2 that the thought of cutting on over 2000 calories has become foreign. Here's what I have on the menu -

· 2 low-carb tortillas, 8oz turkey, 28g fat-free mozarella, 2g fish oil caps
· 8oz cottage cheese, 6oz bluebunny lite 85 yogurt, 3oz oatmeal, 2g fish oil caps
· 8oz baked chicken, 28g fat-free mozzarella, 2 slices of tomato, 28g
brocolli, 2g fish oil caps, 2tbsp olive oil
· 1 scoop micellar matrix protein, 2 tbsp natural peanut butter

2092 kcals, 88g fat, 125g carbohydrates [23g fiber], 197g protein

Delightful.

I am going to the gym today and I'll likely do something similar to Wednesday, only with slightly more weight. I may skip bicep curls this time and add something more direct for my legs, such as v-squats. As much as I took it easy on Saturday, I was still pleased with the workout. I have to begin somewhere.

I'll post my workout tonight.

galileo
03-07-2005, 10:30 AM
brian

Thanks for the support. I hope you're correct!

stash

Thanks stash. Amazing that I've actually posted content. :eek:

justin

Don't worry Justin, you've made all the right decisions and you will come back far stronger than ever before. If you need anything, feel free to give me a holla.

EdgarMex
03-07-2005, 10:47 AM
My diet for the day is a little on the low side, but I'm finding it difficult to put together a higher calorie diet. I'm so used to ideas like UD2 that the thought of cutting on over 2000 calories has become foreign.

It does get a bit strange, doesn't it? It's good to hear you didn't lose much muscle or gain much fat. You'll go back to the galileo we know in a short time.

Wikked1
03-07-2005, 11:32 AM
It's ALIVE...bout time you posted in this thing man I thought you had abandoned it!

SW
03-07-2005, 04:18 PM
Palaver! Vacuity! :confused: ......... Lifting! Congrats on raise dude.

Canadian Crippler
03-07-2005, 04:23 PM
^Lmao. Yeah, what's up with all the big words that I'd never even have a chance of understanding? weltanschauung?? WITH TWO U's!!

galileo
03-07-2005, 04:25 PM
I use big words and excess profanity. It's who I am. ;)

SW
03-07-2005, 04:52 PM
^ I understand alot of'em. You must have a talent for words, such as myself. Yep, Gal's a smart one. Hehe, profanity. Me like.

galileo
03-07-2005, 08:00 PM
Today's sub par performance was as follows.

atf squats : 135x10, 165x8
hs iso press : 97x8, 147x8
cybex eagle row : 100x15, 15
jm press : 95x8, 8
seated calf-raise: +90x15, 15
varied ab work

The squats weren't hard and they were very deep. I ran out of breath more than anything because I'm in piss-poor shape. I just kept thinking about how Chase did 495x8 and a part of me died. The hs iso press was disappointing. I wanted to use the pec flye, but I can't get close enough to the pads to use mainly chest, so I moved to this. The weight was pathetic, but it forced me into a delt move instead of a tricep move. The eagle row feels very natural and 100 was light weight. It was what I needed though, so I pressed (or pulled...) on. The jm press was depressing. Last January I was doing 165x6 with ease. I could've worked to 185 no problem, had I continued bulking. I did 95 today and it didn't feel particularly powerful, but my triceps were somewhat spent from the paltry iso press. The calf-raises were blah and the ab work was uninspired.

But, the very bright side of it all - I went to the gym. That, my friends, you can't ****ing beat. Twice in one week and I'm still motivated to continue. Very important. I plan on going back Wednesday. Amazed?

I have some goals I'd like to hit this year. One of them would be to top 200 pounds for once. The other would be to hit 265x5 on bench and atf's. The third would be to deadlift 405x1 conventional. My physique goals are just to be lean as possible at 200, I suppose. I won't kill myself with diet unless I have to, because I'm in the mood to get large.

galileo
03-08-2005, 12:15 PM
My diet for the day is pretty much more of the same. Last night I went with whey after workout over the micellar casein shake, but tonight the casein is on the menu.

I feel better and look fuller after a few workouts, which is promising. I do hope that my motivation is marked with less ephemerality this time; I'm really thinking positive about moving forward.

I don't plan on working out tonight, but I plan on painting. The weather here is terrible, but once it clears up I'll be doing some "yard work" cardio where I rip out plans and move wheel-barrows, perhaps even HIIT style.

At work, I've been tasked with the responsibility of creating three test plans for systems for which I've never been privy to use. The best part of all of it is that they're due on Thursday at noon. I really wish I had more time at work to focus on improving our processes rather than doing jobs for those who are equally as overallocated. Gotta love that.

After I've settled into my workouts a bit, I think I might go back to the 5x5 routine I was eyeing up before. Once I'm comfortable with my gym consistency, I'm dying to try some DC training too. Perhaps when I begin my bulk.

Focused70
03-08-2005, 12:19 PM
Yaaaaaaay for bulking!!!

*passes chicken wings*

Stash

briancurran01
03-08-2005, 12:26 PM
see the old Gal is coming back as we speak soon you will be smart assing everyone to death just like he old days :)

SW
03-08-2005, 05:28 PM
*imagines good ol' Gal going into the weightroom and showing the weights who the **** be who* Yep, you're back. Welcome :thumbup: Good to hear you thinking like you should about this stuff.

Hatred
03-08-2005, 06:38 PM
Bulk now. Surgery later.

galileo
03-09-2005, 05:52 AM
stash

I wish I could bulk on chicken wings! Well, I can, but it won't work out that well.

brian

I still smart-ass people, but now it's just at work.

will

Motivation times three. I'm finally excited again. Why did it take so long?

josh

I can bulk for way longer if I get the surgery first and I won't worry about losing all of my gains post-op. Don't you worry, I gots it all planned out now, ya'ear?

SW
03-09-2005, 06:12 AM
You had some **** go on man. It takes a while to recover from it. Good to see you back to working and undaunted again.

Wikked1
03-09-2005, 12:08 PM
Good to see you regular again bro! Place just ain't the same without you!

galileo
03-09-2005, 06:56 PM
will

I hear that. Those days are gone now and the days of Kaizen have returned.

wikk3d

Thanks man. I'm thrilled to be back to this **** - I feel like a new man. I hope to regain back some of those who used to frequent my journal. Perhaps a palaver is in order.

galileo
03-09-2005, 07:55 PM
03.09.2005

Today was a day like most others. I went to work, juggled a hundred projects, then came home and wished I didn't have to drive an hour back to work the following morning. The official promotion email went out to the department, which included a moniker that I didn't exactly bargain for - "Lead Legacy Developer." For those who aren't in the know, this is basically another way of saying "the only person left who can code on antiquated systems." To a better degree of specifity, I am "the guy who gets **** on." **** you and your ****ing labels.


Tomorrow I will post my memo (that I honestly sent to our area coordinator) detailing the flaws in our new department. I'm sure you ****s will wish you were me.


.diet.

I added some Fiber One this morning. To be exact - Fiber One, blueberries, and low-carb milk. It was sublime. My calories were about the same - coming in right under 2000 with more than enough protein, but today I had about 40g of fiber, which paid me a second visit about 3:00 in the afternoon. Poop.


.training.

I wanted to workout today, but I couldn't because my triceps feel like I've become a victim of some sort of hate crime. Fat ****s have feelings too. Tomorrow I'll workout, hell or high water. Perhaps hit some of the muscle groups I didn't quite destroy just yet.

.sleep.

My sleep was broken and torn last night. I ended up with perhaps 6 hours, but I could have used a few more.


.palaver.

So a few months ago my best friend moved in with me to ease the burden of his bills. His girlfriend had recently cheated on him and he needed a fresh start. I, being the wonderful person that you all know and love, opted to do numerous things to help him out of his debt and personal agony. I even sold him my car for about $3000 under street cost, because his sister totaled his and he needed immediate transportation. I'm a ****ing saint.

After he recovered, he decided that a good place to spend his money would be *drum roll* the strip club. What better place to spend it, right? Rather than helping out a now-struggling friend with his finances he opts to throw dollar bills at horse-faced pseudo-hookers as they gyrate their misshapen bodies about a fluid-covered stage. Thanks, buddy! Dropping upwards of $600 a night, the **** gets champagne, lap dances, and private rooms like he's never seen a ****ing **** before in his ****ing life. Then, in my weaker moments, he dragged me along forcing me to watch as he spent this money on some of the ugliest girls I've ever had the pleasure of paying $15 to look at. **** YOU.

So, as dick becomes prick - bad became worse, and the dreaded question is asked of me. "Can Jade spend the night at the house?" Uh…ok? You want to bring a dirty coke-snorting disease-ridden stripper into my house for the night? Uh…ok? I reluctantly agreed, as I hate to make it seem like we have a landlord/tenant deal happening here, and here comes Jade. Well, my friends, that was five weeks ago - and Jade hasn't left since. You might be saying, "WHOOOOOAH - Slow down there Hoss! How the **** did you let this happen?" I might just be replying, "Have you ever tried to tell a friend you hated his girlfriend? Well I did last time and it doesn't work."

It's bad. I walked downstairs to hit up the laundry room and Jade was standing there, mostly naked, just coming out of the shower. I stuttered for a moment, not quite realizing the frivolity of my ogle, and almost uttered a superfluous apology. I bartered tact for wit and my brain spit out the words, "Want a dollar?" Acrimony ensued. I can't help myself.

It can't get worse. Oh wait, it did. So I leave for work, my friend leaves for work, and Jade decides to sleep in. My father stopped by to drop off some things in the garage and the urge struck him to hit the pisser whilst he was making his courier-esque rounds. Unassuming, he walks into the downstairs bathroom to find Jade, buck-****ing-naked, taking a **** on the commode. I get the dreaded phone call, whilst at work, and had to explain this to my father in a setting in which almost anyone who cared to could listen at will. Yes, I had to explain the situation to my boss. Yes, he laughed at me.

I told my friend that she couldn't be there when no one was home and his response, the following day was something akin to, "I'll install a lock on the door so strippers don't steal your stuff." **** YOU! **** **** **** **** **** YOU YOU ****ING PRICK, GOD ****ING DAMNIT.

I'm not good at disposing things and all things told, he was a good friend at one point. I asked him to leave shortly and he obliged, so now I get to count the days until he finds a house, makes a bid, figures out the paperwork, closes, and gets the **** out of my way with his $20 lap whore.

The, ****ing, end.

Isaac Wilkins
03-09-2005, 08:01 PM
Pics?

Canadian Crippler
03-09-2005, 08:35 PM
lmfao.

Hatred
03-09-2005, 08:47 PM
"Want a dollar?"
Your mind operates at speeds that would make most computers crash.
Awesome.

Patz
03-09-2005, 09:05 PM
that Was Hilarious

rookiebldr
03-10-2005, 12:50 AM
Gal, glad to see you're at the gym still. Getting the ****er out would be sweet, 200lbs would be even sweeter.

Coke
03-10-2005, 05:05 AM
...lol, you are way too much.

EdgarMex
03-10-2005, 11:20 AM
why did you let the stripper stay so long in the first place? :confused:

JustinASU
03-10-2005, 11:26 AM
That was absolutely one of your best palavers yet my friend. Incredible wit.

Focused70
03-10-2005, 11:58 AM
:clap:

Made my afternoon, now I have to go photocopy a crapload of documents. :swear:

Feeeeeeeeeel teh luv!!!

Stash

Relentless
03-10-2005, 12:02 PM
best palaver so far

we need to film your life

it's more interesting than the tepid, insipid 'reality' shows I've seen commercials for on the telly

Wikked1
03-10-2005, 12:06 PM
you are INDEED "BACK" excellent palaver bro! :clap: