Tuesday, June 30, 2009

The Sweet Taste of Victory

This just may be my all-time favorite failblog post.

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And keeping with today's theme, here is a shot of the shirts worn by employees of Rudy's Bar-B-Q.


Rudy's is a Texas based chain and if you ever go to one, try the smoked turkey.

Tomorrow my weight loss bet ends. As of typing this I've lost 24 pounds since making the wager back on April 15th. I hope to lose one more before tomorrow's weigh-in and make it an even 25. I'd like to think I'll keep this weight off, but I've missed many of my old friends chocolate donuts, Dr. Pepper, Rum. Especially the rum.

I never made the ultimate sacrifice and turned my back on meat, but I did cut back on the taters. Before the bet I was getting up there close to the three hundred pound plateau which is bad enough but would be even worse if I wasn't stacking on a large frame. Being 6'5" does help spread out the mass a might.

I'm 98% certain I have my friend and competitor, Arlene beaten. Which means I will not be donning a pink Barry Fanilow shirt and taking her to see the nerve wracking entertainer when our group of friends head to Vegas in October. It will be Jennifer and I's 12th anniversary and I hated the thought of having to listen to Copacabana as part of our celebratory weekend.

Being the victor, means Arlene will be purchasing my ticket, as well as accompanying me to see this ...

And diet be danged. I will most likely be sipping some sort of rum concoction while reaping my reward. Truthfully Arlene never stood a chance. Her husband Rob was pulling for me to win and made sure she ate well. I think the reason why are rather obvious. Yeah, I'm kind of devious.

But here's to winning wagers, tasty food, and good-natured friends.

26 comments:

Being Beth said...

Congrats on the weight loss! You may be devious, but hey, you should not be seen wearing a pink Barry Fanilow shirt. Enjoy your rum and peeps.

Lauren said...

Congrats on the weight loss! That's very impressive. And I love those posters at the top :)

writtenwyrdd said...

WEight loss is never very easy, but your motivation appears to be, er, enormous.

I love Vegas. It's changed way too much, but it's fun. If you get the opportunity, you might want to check out the dam and take the tour to see the works, and also see the Liberace museum. Heh.

mrsb said...

Ha! I'd rather see Peep Show than Barry, too! Have fun!

Bubblewench said...

Congrats! Sounds like you've done well.

I'm at 42lbs gone.. and brother, I SO MISS MY RUM!! I feel your pain.

Can't wait to see if you are the winner! Good luck!

Angie Ledbetter said...

Kudos on your svelt new bod (without sacrificing the beef), and happy early anniversary!

Hit 40 said...

Great job!!! I need to drop a few pounds too.

Meat is the best. I keep the fridge stocked with plenty for my hubby to grill.

Melissa Marsh said...

24 pounds is awesome! Hope you can keep it off, but yeah, enjoy the rum. You deserve it!

Lissa said...

As Captain Jack would say "But, why the rum?"

I knew you could do it!! Good job!! Peepshow looks amazing. Y'all will have tons of fun!!

Charles Gramlich said...

You had me at Rudy's. Oh my god, when we were in Austin. Rudy's! I just can't talk now....

Teresa said...

Congratulations on the weight loss, Travis. Love the Vegan-Carnivore poster. Enjoy your peep show in Vegas. (And your potatoes and your rum!)

Beth said...

You go with your bad self!!!! WOOHOO! and if I have to cut out taters in order to lose weight....then why continue living???!

EriCan said...

Great job on the weight loss! Sorry we don't get to see any pics of you in the pink fanilow shirt... bummer. Enjoy the rum :)


Erica

Mommy Cracked said...

That's freakin' hilarious! Team Carnivore! Haha!

Good for you on the weight loss!

Anonymous said...

Unless you give Arlene a couple more weeks to diet than you got -- completely unfair competition. Men lose weight faster than women. Sad but true.

Travis Erwin said...

Anon - We went of percentage lost. I had to lose more pounds than her to win.

Cloudia said...

24 pounds?!
WOW that's great!
I love Dr. Pepper too...
aloha

Comfort Spiral

blogless troll said...

Mmmmmmmm... Rudy's.

I was at the one near Boerne a couple months ago and--

Great, now I'm drooling on the keyboard.

Miriam S.Forster said...

Hahahahahaha... There's noting I like better then a good medium-rare steak.

Also, congrats on (probably) winning the bet!

Barrie said...

So, did you make the 25 pound mark? That's a lot of weight!

the walking man said...

Here's to hoping Arlene wins by a 1/2 pound I want to see you in the shirt regardless of the show you would have to suffer through...I'd just like to see you in the pink shirt.

Eric said...

Congrats on the weight loss. Whether you win or not, that's still great. And yeah, I wouldn't want to see pics of a 6'5 guy in a pink Fanilow shirt. Yikes! Here's hopin' you come back with tales of scandalous imagery rather than Copa songs running through your head.

Barbara Martin said...

Rum and peeps...just rewards.

Weight loss can be a chore.

Melanie Avila said...

I love that t-shirt. :)

I just got back from a week visiting family in Mexico City and we ate meat at least three times a day. Today I'm gorging on fruits and vegetables. I need balance!

lyzzydee said...

Brilliant Travis, just Brilliant!! I am in awe.

Lana Gramlich said...

OMG...You HAD to mention Rudy's BBQ! We were exposed to their addictive deliciousness during our Katrina refugee status in Austin. They don't have it here. I sit in the dark sometimes, holding my knees to my chest, rocking back & forth. And I cry...