Jeremie Collins

My optimism wears heavy boots and is loud

Small Update (3/22/19)

Reporting from my work desk during March Madness.

going to post some things in a list, for updates.. it might be easier then stringing words together.
The Good
– Down 45lbs so far, 8 to go for next goal. averaging 1-2 lbs a day which is great
– Been Cycling these last 2 years, averaging 1600-2000 miles a season these days.
– Current Work title is Computer Engineer (thats a nice confidence boost)

The Bad
– I cant eat anything anymore, like Im wrecked if I eat more than a cup or two
– I might be capped at what more I can do / learn here

The Ugly
– Broke my arm, no pain but I have a gnarly scar now on my right arm.


I got hit by the struggle bus. 

So, currently I’m working 2 jobs to make ends meet. That is to say I have 2 large bills I want paid off before December and then I’d like to purchase a fat tire bicycle for the spring. 

On top of that..I’m chunky I want to lose weight. I don’t eat a lot and when I do it’s not always bad or even a lot. It’s just at irregular times. 

My current schedule is 

Sunday 5-10, Monday 8am-10pm, Tuesday 8am-10pm, Wednesday 8am – 10pm, Thursday 8am- 10pm Friday 8am till 4:30pm. 

65 hours a week basically.

I need to hit the gym for what I’ve figured in my head to be about an hour each day/night. 

Both jobs are mentally demanding and when I’m done I’m just so wiped I want to curl on the couch and watch a tv show or two and get some sleep. 

I don’t have time to meal prep, study for a computer certification, or even process normal things. 

Ugh, this adulting is nonsense. 

Facebook Freedom. 

I’m writing this on a Sunday afternoon from an undisclosed location. 

It has been 48 hours since I’ve broken the chains to my Facebook masters…aren’t I allowed to have some sort of superficial social media outlet to declare my small and inconsequential victory yet? It feels like I should have a 2nd Facebook account to keep folks informed how long I’ve bee Facebook free. 

No less then 50 times (or what is more likely a slight exaggeration) I’ve navigated to my phone to open the Facebook page. 

You an iPhone user I could simply have the app on my phone but the tech nerd /slash minimalist in me and removed the app. 

Perhaps in hindsight this was truly the first move towards ridding myself of the plague. 

And now, Safari you are relegated to being just a browser to look up uninteresting facts or times for movies and food. 

Perhaps a more eloquent ending to this post is needed some emoji or declarative statement about the social restrictions we’ve faced by incorpating it into our every day lives but sadly..I need to go buy groceries at Sam’s Club 

Signing off for now,