Monday, April 30, 2007


This is a picture of my grandfather, Luther Vernon Hatcher, holding my father, James Aubry Hatcher sometime around the spring of 1939. I had never seen this picture before, but this past weekend I visited my uncle Eugene Hatcher and he let me scan a lot of old photos that he's kept up with for many years now.

Friday, April 20, 2007

A New Hatcher Biped

The boy took another step towards becoming human recently by moving into the bipedal stage. Of course he won't become fully human until he takes the Humanity Test and faces the Gom Jabbar.

Thursday, April 19, 2007


Today's D.B.A.N. came in at 276.2 lbs. I'm on my 11th straight day of low carbs with no cheating, even though Paul desperately tried to get me to cheat this past Saturday at his latest boxing PPV party. I've been hitting the gym 2 or 3 times a week as well, so the $89.00 I pay to the YMCA every month won't be a total waste. I also cut a new hole in my belt a few days ago. I need to buy a new belt and new clothes, but I'm trying to wait until I can fit into the next lower size at least. Right now the size 44's look like clown pants on me from the knees up.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Hatch Sets a Quarter Milestone

I went to the gym for the 3rd time this week last night. I really didn't want to, but I blabbed about it so much to Heff that I felt compelled to do so. I did 3 sets of arms and shoulders and back, then about a mile on the treadmill and a quick sit in the sauna.

When I got home, I still needed about 2,000 more steps to hit 10K for the day, so I started out down the sidewalk in the neighborhood. I was feeling pretty loose, so I started out jogging. I've been doing some intervals on the treadmill for the last few weeks, so my stamina has been going up. I usually push it about 100 strides then walk til I catch my breath. Last night I just kept going for a while. I kept making deals with myself to stop every 50 strides past 100, but I kept pushing it and eventually went 300 strides non-stop, which is over a quarter of a mile.

Last year I remember sending an email to Uncle Bull where I proudly stated that I had "walked a quarter of a mile yesterday." That sounds so pitiful now, but when I was 330 lbs at the time it was an effort just to walk up the stairs at my house. I'm still stuck at 280 lbs right now, but I'm making progress.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Hatch Hits the Gym

Well, I finished my second workout of the month last night at the gym. Sunday was arms, and last night was shoulder, back, and lats. I did my first mile on the treadmill in 15:14. Let's go over and check with Heff and see how his workouts are going this month:

"Well, Hatch, as you can see from my special calendar here, there are in fact, no workouts completed for the month of April. I can't really explain this, other than the fact that I had to pay my bills and move some Broyhill furniture. Broyhill, Hatch! Besides, Uncle Bull is so far ahead of us that it's just not hardly worth trying anymore. It's not fair Hatch. Why wasn't I born with a frame worthy of hanging some meat off of like you and Bill?"

Stay tuned for more exciting workout updates and exciting quotes from Heff and Uncle Bull as thong season fast approaches.