Tuesday, December 18, 2012

cause i am vain

Yes today I feel pretty and i do like complments to so I am posting pics of my self :)

Yes that is my Jacket from HIGH SCHOOL

Football sunday

Worlds nerdest gyno


And last because I love Adele and the first time i heard this song this exactlly what i thought

Friday, December 7, 2012

At what point do you decide you should have the rest of you teeth pulled and go from the partial to full dentures on the lower jaw

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Friday, November 2, 2012

Well would you look at that

Thats right friends and neighbors when i got on the scale this morning I was greeted to this....Officially 70 lbs down ( actually 70 and some change). Less than a year ago I was 70 lbs heavier hard to imagine. But never the less I did it which means 6 lbs to my ultimate goal!

Monday, October 29, 2012

to infinity and beyond

Morning true believers. your old pal Jim here with a news flash....not really but it sure sounded cool huh? no..... oh welll. Anywho  I am on day 21 in a row of 12 hour shifts. Tomorrow is a day off then I have Saturday of for the Bruce springsteen show and THats it till christmas. Yep you read that correctly. Yeah it sucks but the checks are amazing.
But on the good front the scale clicked down to 208.8 Almost my goal wait and my one year banderversery coming up so I am sure I will have something special planned. Just wanted to check in. Oh and read more comic books people seriouly your missing out

Friday, October 19, 2012

glass ceiling

Well I finally cracked that glass celing that elusive 210. Got on the scale this morrning and BOOM! 209.2 !!! Only 9.3 from my original goal ( original was 200 but I want 199.9 I want to hit onederland!)

So if I keep working I might hit my goal on my one year anniversary.

You want to know what broke it for me.....started drinking my water again

Thursday, October 11, 2012

On a happy note cause I am a post whore

I love calvin and hobbes ( along with a few other cartoon strips...bloom county) Nothing brings me to emo meloncholy tears quicker than these characters But some one did 4 strips continuing the strip and really captured the magic...

Riddle me this

Ok this is one of those things where there is no answer to the riddle.... Now what is the number #1 Bandster rule....CHEW YOUR FOOD TILL IT IS MUSH!!!! Well what do you do when you have no lower mollars anymore? It is offical I have no lower chewing teeth. Try this experiment next time you eat try and crew it up only using your front teeth now you cant turn the food in the side of your mouth the gums are stiched shut there. this is my life ( oh on bonus I got dry socket on both sides as well)

THis picture came into my view

This pic came to my attention today THis was from a work ID and this is when I was at my heavest I was just at 300 in this. On the left now on the right is me when I was at my thinist before band now this was when I was in 5 weeks after  daily radiation treatment from cancer  for 8 weeks. I was about 270 ish (ignore the dates)

Now this is me right now
... Thanks lap band

And this is me looking all swave

And this is me with helmet hair ( dont judge me I scored 2 goals and 1 assist)

My comments to Dandy Bandy turn into posts

 There isnt a day that goes by that I go through the gambit of emotion that goes with the thoughts of How did I get to this size, I dont remember being this small, How the hell did I get to that weight, please dont let me get back to that size. I really havn't bought any new clothes since my weight loss. Other than jeans because that was a must buy, but everything else Shirts, Underware, coat are still my old size. Not sure why I have not said the hell with it and just go shopping (other than being cheap) I think there is part of me that is just scared. But I do love the fact of grabbing a shirt out of the closet that was labeled as to damn tight and now it is very loose. Thank god I have had the band merch at the house so I could raid it for clothes that fit and the record label sending me clothing packages ( all med and lrg shirts I was in XXL )

Tuesday, September 11, 2012


Well remember that broken tooth… well i called the dentist this morning and told them I broke a tooth and i need it pulled. She said get you get here by 9 I said sure so i clock out of work and drive there get in the chair take X-rays and then she asks if i would like take care of another tooth at the same time? Um aren't you pulling this one today"
"oh no we don't do extractions"

"WHAT IN THE FUCKITY FUCK, thats why i came here I clock out of work to get this thing pulled"

So the soonest they could see me was next friday

Take 2 I call a new dentist that does extractions and he can see me tomorrow, but since my jaw has been radiated they need to talk to my doctors and all his jazz ( i have been though this before it 2 weeks to get clearance)

So I said fuck it I went in to the bathroom with my leatherman and just pulled the damn thing myself

Problem solved , problem staying solved

Monday, September 10, 2012

HUGE VICTORY and a suck shit one

Ok i have a really good thing happen today and a really crappy one. Good one I looked up average height and weight of a NHL player and it was 6'1" and 204. I am 6'2" 212 so with the extra inch I am the average NHL player a professional athlete. Bad new I have a lower back tooth getting ready to fall out.
My most resent skinny pics

Throwing down the goal gauntlet

You know i have not really set any "goals" to be achieved at any certian time, but i think i will try one  here it is ... I want to be in oneder-land before my 1 year anniversery 1 by 1 if you will. It is ot that far off.  I figure if i actually excersise and stay out of the ice cream shop it will be a no problem type goal.

But speaking of things that do not help towards the goal. I went camping for the first time this week end. It was a pow-wow so there was fair food!!! No I cant really eat fair food anymore since bread does not go down. But there was the frozen yogert and ice cream tent...DAMN you baskin robbins. all in all i did not gain which in my head means I would of lost if i ate right ;)

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

picture pages

Me and the spouse rocking out at Def Leppard, poison and Lita ford this pas weekend

A few shots of me in Europe at 64 pounds down

I have been doing the layout for a book for a friend of mine. So it is official i Have designed a book

Some new added color
My new grand nephew Anderson

Monday, August 27, 2012


yep its mix tape monday. you know the drill give me a subject and an email and you get a mix BOOM! that easy!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

I was posting this as a comment and thought hey this is kind of a post

There are old foods that I miss. But i miss more the act of eating. What i mean is I will go home hungry and my brain still says "awwww yeah gonna eat me a plate of this and wash it down with that and finish it off with some of this. " But then I make dinner and eat my 1/2 cup to a cup and BOOM I hit the wall of full! and i think to my self well that was disappointing. See my weight issues cam not so much of what i ate. I just ate a whollllle bunch of it ;)

feeling creative sunday

Ok who would love a mix? I know YOU would so if you want some new music to tickle your ears all you need to do is pick a work, subject or feeling to be the thee of the mix and  your email address to send it to and you get a personal cstome rmix (if you HATE a certian type of music give me a heads up) ...Alright who is game DJ BANDSTERLICIOUS is open to make mix tapes!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

fill er up

Went in for a fill I missed my last appointment due to being a ditz. Have you noticed how long they make you wait for fills? All the pre band people go right in I guess they figure were hooked already so they can make us wait for our fix. anyway I am at 7 in 9 cc band and I am finally feeling the mysterious restriction. I can feel fluids going down. I get full after a very small amount. SO the scale has gone down in the days since i got the fill so thats a good thing still have not hit the 20_ yet hopefully soon

Friday, August 3, 2012

well thats unexpected

Well I found out recently that I am going to be a grandfather....to TWINS! I am to young for this. My daughter is 21 but still...

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

diet math!

Ok a McDonalds ice cream cone is 150 calories with 4 g of protein. So I could get my 40 grams of protein by eating 10 ice cream cones and still only be at 1500 calories for the day. Math working to help us all;)

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Title 11

Huge huge huge NSV !for shits and giggles I tried on medium sized t shirt. Holy nuts it fit I havenot worn a med since freshmen year of high school 

Friday, July 6, 2012


Just for the record I can pull down and up my 33" waist pants without unbuttoning them...

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

goal list of today

What are my goals?…….

• tie my skates with out breathing hard
• Tie my skates while in a sitting position not have to get on one knee
• have my gut be even with my chest (my chest actually sticks out farther now)
• fit comfortable in a XL t shirt ( i can actually put on a large but they are too short)
• be off my blood pressure meds The meds I am waiting to hear from my doctor
• Not need diabetic meds
• Bench press my weight 5x
• get rid of man tits
• look good in my favorite shirt from 1999

Weight goals

267 lbs 10 pounds down
249 lbs ( i have never been able to break the 250 mark)
257 lbs 20 pounds down
248 lbs 30 pounds down
237 lbs 40 pounds down

227 lbs 50 pounds down
217 lbs 60 pounds down
207 lbs 70 pounds down
197 lbs 80 pounds down
187 lbs 90 pounds down The final goal BMI 24.1 and a normal weight

Monday, July 2, 2012

• holy deal stepped on the scale this morning and it reads 212!!! This my lowest weight in memory!

• I missed my fill appointment so I had to reschedule for aug boo!

• I am working the polar opposite shift of my wife on the days i works . Me on days her on nights. We high five each other as we drive past each other on the street.

• I have been working on my car a lot. Since it is mine and not the family car I got to make my ride look nice (well as nice as a 2005 can) I'll post pics soon.

• I have also been working out laying out a my friends book she wrote. I pretty excited by this I have never laid out a book before.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Just had lunch I ate 1.5 baby back rib with no sauce and I am stuffed. ...THank you band

Friday, June 22, 2012

Triple T in full effect

1. Saw my good friend Vique from CA today never see her enough. We got to catch up do our best to make each other cry from sharing good things
2. Got more tattoo work done session 3 to be exact

3. I recently got my wife a newer car so I inturn got The Dodge Magnum back so now I can clean it and pimp it out in style cause i get to drive it. I spent literly 3 days cleaning the inside of it. It is amazing how dirty kids can make a car. So 3 magic sponges later it is clean.
4. I am a computer operator by trade but I like to make things so i decided to make a new shifter for said car here it is

5. Had a huge piece of Key lime pie today

6. here is a picture of your host from the other morning

7 My niece really likes broccoli

8. looks like I am booking a cruise for me and the misses in October going to mexico out of the prt of new orleans
9 got a fill coming up but i dont remember when must check and find out

10 my sons band recorded there first demo the other day...not bad

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

I am not sure what restriction is. What i mean is I read all the time about how everyone has to sip there water down and such. When it comes to liquids I can slam down anything. Chug Gatorade, protein shake all off it. my band is over half full just curious when liquids will go down slow

Monday, June 4, 2012

Oh PB how I have missed you

One of these days I will learn ( i doubt it but oh well) This morning I hit the left overs 2 ribs and small piece of corn on the cob. Ok eating in my comfy chair never a good idea it is a bad angle. And new rule food i have to chew off Like a rib or corn on the cob is a no go I so don't chew when I do. So needless to say it made a return visit Slime first then the PB. But what made it the best is I am sitting on the toilet and literally pb'ing into the tub ...kill me TMI...... NEVER ;)

Sunday, June 3, 2012


Well middle child just graduated from highschool today. Quite proud of him as he turned into quite a Young man. Afterwards we let him pick the resturant and he chose famous daves. Which leads me to the next question what is the most you have ever spent on a meal at a restaurant? Today was my new record of $275 Which is really not bad considering the number of people. But curious what are your records

Saturday, June 2, 2012

THe Big 6 Month banderversery pics

Here it is the official 6 month before and after pics
The Weight before 277 BMI 35.6
The weight after 218 BMI 28

Thursday, May 31, 2012


BYOC – Bring Your Own Crazy! We answer five little questions to get to know each other better and to give our blogging brains a break. Copy to your own blog and enjoy!!

1. What religion were you raised as a child, if any, and are you still a member of that faith today? Why or why not?

I was raised in the CHurch of Sunday football. But now am Christian

2. Do you have an all time favorite candy or do you change favorites often?

It changes I always have a weekness for gummi things, but my new favorite it licking a good square of chocolate and putting rough corse sea salt on it

3. Are you a green thumb? Do you landscape your yard or plant any flowers or a garden? Do you pay someone to do it for you? Do you not plant a single thing?

I am pestilence

4. Let’s just say you were a tattoo junkie and you were planning your next tat and it had to be words only. What words would you choose? A quote? Phrase? One word? Would you do it in English or a different language?

I am a tattoo junkie. I just got my first letters a month ago is said "I still believe" which applies to many things in my life

5. Repeat question: Summarize your week.
It has been good bought a new to me car today for my wife :)

one of my many manly qualities

I have a secret... I have love for musicals. Especially nerdy ones. I regularly listen to the soundtrack to Rocky Horror, Buffy the Vampire Slayer musical and i just downloaded the soundtrack to Dr Horrible musical blog...dont judge me

Sunday, May 27, 2012

3 month goal

Well one more night of work before the psudo weekend. Looking forward to having some time to work on the house and eating solid food again. I need a fill which i will order on Tuesday. My goal is to be 200 when the kid goes back to school. So about 20 lbs in 3 months doable if I start exercising. My bike will be ready Tuesday so we will see how that goes. I hope it goes well I need to get out of the do nothing rut and I love the exercise I got on tour

7 Seconds - Jimmy Jazz, Vitoria Spain 2012 (Part 1)

 Here is some video footage of a banded fellow being active in Spain

Saturday, May 26, 2012

more artful self torture

THursday had me back in the old tattoo chair. finally balancing out my arms. It will be a fall/winter scene when it's done. but here is the start

And while i was there I sprung for Alice to get tattooed

Monday, May 21, 2012


Ok i am doing a reset this week with liquids then mushies. But my challange of the week is no Ice Cream!

Friday, May 18, 2012


I have a friend named Vique. She is very awesome person I met years ago and she is English. I love Vique very much for various reasons but I will tell of this resent story. She recently has lost alot of weight mostly from very hard work especially in the gym. So she likes to bust my balls about how I "Cheated" She lives in California and I stopped by for  visit on the way out for tour. We went to In and Out burger since I have never had one. Now she had not seen me since I lost all my weight or have has not seen me eat which is very little.  So i eat my half a burger patty and some fries. And I make the comment I should not of had that last fry. And she asks why and explain when your done eating your done eating and dont push it. So we sit there for 10 more minutes and you all now what happens when you sit with food in front of you for that long you graze. So I pick up a fry and toss it in my mouth and Vique reaches down and snatches that tray from in front of me and walks it over to the trash and chucks it in the bin and looks at me and say i thought you said you were done.....Thats why i love that girl

more pics

You ex fatty showing he has hops

Me and the gang (7 seconds and Risk it) in Paris
Me doing my best to get laid points in
In Barcelona, Spain in the Mediterranean sea
Rock n roll old folks
Fresh tour tattoo