I'm a Creep...Weekly Weight Update

I'm a Creep...Weekly Weight Update

This week was relatively uneventful. I did lots and lots of marketing and networking with some good results. I got in my regular workouts, lost my shirt in poker on Saturday night, and was able to lose a bit of weight in the process. Since there wasn’t much to relay I’m going to give you a lesson that I learned this week: How to be a creep without really trying.

On Wednesday nights I pick up Cece from school since Rizzo is in the middle of taking a class (our normal routine is for me to drop Cece off and Rizzo to pick Cece up). Since this week was exceptionally nice and hotter than hell I thought it would be a good idea to walk up to the school to pick up Cece. Our house is about a quarter mile from the school so it is wonderfully convenient.

Readers, I will now give you a list of steps to take if you are hoping to look like a creep when walking to pick up your 2-year-old daughter from school.

  1. Grow a beard.
  2. Move to a house that is right behind a high school.
  3. Wear cargo shorts.
  4. Put in headphones to listen to music on your walk.
  5. Walk up to your daughter’s school pushing an empty stroller.

Really, if you skip steps one through four and move straight to step five you will succeed in looking like a creep. For the first hundred yards or so I really didn’t think much of it. I was listing to Kevin Smith’s Smodcast podcast and enjoying the free funny. It was warm so I was sweating just a bit. I wasn’t giving any thought to how I appeared or to the fact that anyone was looking around.

About half-way between our house the school lies a high school. School had been out for quite some time but there were still lots of kids walking around and running around with the various after school activities. This was the point that I realized how I must have look to a 16-year-old that was leaving school at 5:15pm on a Wednesday afternoon.

Why would someone be walking around with an empty stroller? What happened to the baby? Did that guy kill the baby and leave it in the woods? If he left the baby in the woods why would he still be pushing the stroller? Is that guy losing it and thinks there is a baby in the stroller?

Maybe it is a sadder story. Maybe that guy had a baby that died and he lost it so now he pushes the empty stroller around so he doesn’t forget about his baby. Maybe he just loved his baby so much that he can’t stop taking her for a walk.

Or maybe that guy is a kidnapper. Why else would he need the stroller? I know, he just is on his way up to steal a kid and throw the kid in the stroller. It is way easier to throw a kid in the stroller and strap her down than to just steal her and run. Maybe he is a frugal kidnapper. He wanted to take kids but didn’t think the investment in a creepy van was worth it so he went with the lovely stroller.

The point of the story is that I have no point. The point was that I felt like a creep walking to pick Cece up from school when I looked down and saw that I was pushing an empty stroller up the street. It was totally worth it because Cece and I got to enjoy the afternoon and the weather during our walk back. Just consider this story a warning to all those other dads out there who may be walking around with an empty stroller.

Thanks to my regular workout routines of running on Tuesday and Saturday with OrangeTheory Fitness on Thursday and Sunday I was able to drop the 1.4 lbs this week that I put on last week. That brings me back down to 206.2 with a total weight loss of 61.8 lbs. It was nice to drop that weight that I put on last week and hopefully I can keep it up this week to move past this plateau that I’ve been stuck at for a while now.

While not the massive victory from last week, taking the time to walk more during the work day and completing all my workouts has once again pushed #TeamClark to the top in this week’s Bring It On! challenge. I was able to get in 38.2 miles which was less than last week but enough to top #TeamRizzo and her 37.2 miles. That give me a lead this month of 121.1 miles to Rizzo’s 116.5 miles. I gotta keep this up so I can see Doctor Strange on opening day.

P.S. Here are just some other pictures from the week.

Beer Snob: Lake Anne Brew House - Sommbeer

Beer Snob: Lake Anne Brew House - Sommbeer

Make Me A Sandwich!...Apple Cranberry Cake

Make Me A Sandwich!...Apple Cranberry Cake