Biggest Looser….day…one, two, three? Whatever?

So the biggest looser started for me on Friday.  Did the “day one” weigh in and assessment.  I’d share my initial assessment on this post…but I’m not secure enough to do that.  Let’s just say this….my wonderful trainer Carrie simply asked me to jump on the treadmill and “run a mile”.  Now, you don’t just go asking “big man” to “run a mile”?  I honestly thought about responding with, “are you crazy”?  But in an effort to stay on her good side (because I’m convinced that she has the personal skill to KILL me) i did it.  So, I have now proven that a “big guy” can run a mile.  It’s not pretty…but it’s doable.  Tomorrow is my first 6:15 AM workout with the trainer and my team (Dave & Julie).  I’m guardedly optimistic (which is a complete oxymoron…if you didn’t already know that?).

Here’s what I know!

Before last week (which got me in the gym for a workout 5 days straight) I didn’t do the gym thing every day of the week since before I got married (20 years ago).  Might I say…when I got married….I was pretty hot!  So, as I venture into the pain filled waters of the Biggest Looser…I will take my journey one day at a time.  Workout daily and log my food intake.  I’m convinced that I will succeed….after all….it’s a simple math equation.

Eat less + Work out more= Loose weight!

I should get paid for this level of wisdom.


Mike Montgomery

Drew’s friend Mike taking doing some pretty cool stuff on the scooter.

The Biggest Looser…10 reasons why I’m a looser!

Day one is this Friday.  I’ve joined a handful of other people at my club (Tahoma Fitness) to see who is the biggest looser.  Just like the TV show…just not as big!  My team mates are Julie & Dave.  Great people.  Personally, I think we’re going to win (so to speak).  Carrie is our trainer and after meeting her today I’m convinced of just 2 things….either I will loose…or she will kill me.  Either could happen in a realistic sense.

I’ve managed to drag my butt into the club every day this week so far for a good workout.  At least…I thought it was a good workout.  I’ll bet Carrie has a couple ideas for me that will make my knees knock.

Everything changes this Friday.

Here are 10 reasons why I’m a looser:

  1. My heart shouldn’t have to work so hard to keep me alive!
  2. I love my wife
  3. I love my kids
  4. I want to look & feel better
  5. It’s time
  6. I’ve been packing around too much extra “me” for the last….oh, 15 years.
  7. I’ve put on 38 pounds since moving back to Seattle 3 years ago (whats up with that)?
  8. Carrie convinced me to join the team
  9. I want to win (loose)
  10. I need to loose (win)

Do you think I will stick with it for the 6 weeks?

Do you think I could win?

How much do you think I’ll loose? (winner will receive a really cool prize).

Calibrate…November 15-16, 2009….Seattle!

16on16Calibrate, an event to help leaders realign their picture of the Church with Jesus’ picture of the Church, is coming November 15-16. We are hearing about countless leaders who are horribly depressed because they missed the early registration rate on Calibrate. In our tireless efforts to empower leaders we have come up with the perfect solution…a sale.

For one day only, October 16th, save $16 on Calibrate registrations. On October 16, go to to register and you will pay $69 instead of the current price of $85.

This is for one day only – don’t miss it!

More on Calibrate 09?  I could type a bunch of stuff about it….just go to the site!

Drew’s Summer Video

Don’t know how to upload vimeo to wordpress so:

Click on the link to view Drew’s Summer Video.

Amazing bike skills….

Thanks Brad Lomenick….Amazing bike skills….check it out.

It’s cool to live in Seattle….

It’s cool to live in Seattle because at any given time you might stumble upon one of the coolest coffee shops in the world. Let me introduce you to Fuel Coffee.  It’s on 19th about 2 blocks from Republican on Capital Hill. Very cool little shop with really cool people hanging out both inside and outside. Free wi/fi and good coffee. You can’t ask for a much better Wednesday afternoon find.  Also, on the same block is the Kingfish Cafe.  I’ll blog on that place after I eat there.

What do you love about the city you live in?