Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Badass Beards!

For the past few weeks I have been doing something I have never done in my life...grow a beard. For some reason, I could never get passed day 3 of itchy facial hair, so went my 26 years of life without a beard. The weird thing is that everyone in the Pallen family has beards. My grandpa had a beard. My dad too. My uncles all have facial hair. Even my younger brother sports a mean beard. But never me.

But 2009 started off different. In preparation for the 2009 Ice Fishing Jamboree held in Mountain, Wisconsin, I decided to let my hairs grow and fill in my face with my first beard.

I have to admit, I have only been growing it for a few weeks and I am ready to shave it off. So that got me thinking...how can people grow those huge beards? It's not for me, but check out the pictures above of me and some other people with some crazy beards.

Picture 1- me after 3 weeks
Picture 2- my brother
Picture 3- William Fitzsimmons (indie musician)
Picture 4- Joaquin Phoenix (actor turned rapper)
Picture 5- Jamey Johnson (country musician)

Friday, January 23, 2009

Biggest Loser Competition- Week 3

I just weighed-in for week 3 of the competition and my weight is....


That is a total loss of 12.5 pounds correlating to a loss of 6.7%!

Biggest Loser Competition- Week 2

So after two weeks of the biggest loser competition, I am on track to reach my goal.

My weigh-in for week two was 175.5!

I am down a total of 10 pounds and a total loss of 5.4%.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Biggest Loser Competition- Week 1

After one week of working out (swimming and biking) and eating healthy (turkey and yogurt for lunch, either chicken or fish for dinner), I weighed in at 177.5.

Yup, I lost 8 pounds, which correlates to 4.31%!

I came in second only to my fiance!

Biggest Loser Competition

Spawned from a drunken conversation between 3 of us at New Years, 2009 began with a bang and an intense competition. As a motivator to lose weight, 13 of us decided to do a Biggest Loser competition.

There was a $30 buy-in and each Friday you must weigh in. The bottom two people who lose the smallest percentage of weight must pay 5 additional dollars to the pot. In addition to the bottom paying extra, those who do not submit their weight must pay 5 dollars.

This competition will end on good Friday yielding close to a pot worth $500. Talk about motivation!

So to start the competition off, I weighed in. Picture above proves my weight. 185.5

Let the diet begin!

Check back for updates each week.

Funny Picture

Only in Milwaukee would you find something like this.

Yes, it is a cigarette machine. They do still exist. No, its not a damn change machine. Stop putting your money in here and expecting to get quarters to play pinball. You will only be getting cancer sticks.