Fifty Shades of Matte Gray
Jan27

Fifty Shades of Matte Gray

Fifty Shades of Matte Gray: Gay Porn and the Straight Look by Alexander Joseph (originally published on Vestoj.com) SEAN CODY IS A fifteen-year-old porn site for gay men fascinated by what’s been called dude sex or bro sex.1 The videographers strive to convince us we’re watching two or more all-American heterosexual college-jock types go at it. Gays have always borrowed straight style tropes – tattoos, camouflage, denim – but by...

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I have Hypercholesterolemia
Jul10

I have Hypercholesterolemia

I am back after an absolutely magnificent trip to Scotland. If you have never been, you really must go. Put it on your bucket list. I would live there, no doubt. I loved it! I came back feeling much better than before I left, and coming out of that funk made me realize that I need to be more proactive about taking care of myself emotionally. I was diagnosed Bipolar II in 1999, but I hadn’t had symptoms (that I could recognize)...

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Greg Plitt: Rest in Power
Jan21

Greg Plitt: Rest in Power

This winter has whisked away many people close to my friends and clients. I have been seeing many more reports than usual about the friends, family members, and pets of people I know “cutting the silver cord” (as someone I know said in a text to me tonight). A couple weeks ago I had an unexpected health scare myself (more on that later). Then my favorite fitness icon, Gregg Plitt (a real life superhero), was killed in a...

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My detailed regimen
Dec09

My detailed regimen

So, if you have a body type similar to mine and want results similar to mine, here are some general guidelines for exercise, nutrition, and rest that might help you achieve that end. The link is always visible, though in fine print, at the bottom of every page on this blog (see the link entitled “Fitness & Diet”). From time to time I update this fitness info, in case it is helpful to anyone. Please note that I am still...

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Convict Conditioning
May31

Convict Conditioning

I am typing the first draft of this on a tiny keyboard attached to my iPad mini, so please excuse any typos. I will come back and do corrections and add pics once I am home. But I couldn’t wait to write about this, so I apologize if it looks liK3 a s3r1Al K1LL3r d1d Th15 3ntrY. First, let me say that fitness is a never-ending journey. It is a lifestyle. Yes, you can and should make/track/keep goals and goal setting as a tool...

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2009/2014, Then/Now
Apr17

2009/2014, Then/Now

This first pic (click to enlarge it) was taken in 2006, only six weeks after leaving my last boyfriend. I was 30 years old, weighed 120 pounds, and had 7-8% body fat. I was starving. I guess you can see that though. From 2002 until 2009 I was stuck at this weight, because of the malnutrition, stress, and unhappiness I was experiencing (often from my own bad and/or naïve choices). I will explain all that in the next few paragraphs. The...

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Cool Sculpting & Intermittent Fasting
Mar07

Cool Sculpting & Intermittent Fasting

So, I have debated whether or not to share this, but I remembered that WAAAY back in 2008 toward the beginning of my blog I wrote “Yes to Plastic Surgery” when a friend of mine was trying to decide whether or not to get a pec implant. This entry also comes on the heels of my writing “Roid Rage,” wherein I spoke about my choice to not take enhancers (despite a keen desire to do so). But recently I did have a...

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Roid Rage
Mar05

Roid Rage

Okay, so the title of this post probably implies to you that I am experiencing rage because of steroid use. That would be true; however, I am experiencing rage that OTHER people use them, and I still don’t. I find myself more and more tempted to use them as time goes on. I have been working out for 22 years, and sometimes the journey seems like it will never end (probably because it never will). I have decided once again not to...

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Fat Burning Stack
Sep28

Fat Burning Stack

In 2012 I spent the year adding mass, lots of it. I gained 30 pounds, but not all of it was muscle. In 2013 I began a cutting phase that has been very successful by way of The Peak Fitness Strategy of High Intensity Interval Training as defined by Dr. Mercola. I have had dramatic results over the last nine months; however, my body had changed (remember: I have been 24 for a very long time after all), and I simply could not get the...

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He lives! Birthday 2013
Jun27

He lives! Birthday 2013

To quote Mrs. Doubtfire, “Well, helloooooooooooo!” Yes, I am still alive. And I would like to make an observation: I rarely blog anymore, because I haven’t needed to. This space was a place for me to iron out some wrinkles (often as part of helpful conversations with readers who shared their insights with me), and hopefully help others iron their own vicariously. Sometimes I think I actually did just that. At any...

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