May 29, 2007

This Just In...

Breaking news in the Poopdeck world today... I'll start by confirming any rumors people may have heard about a surprise, secret getaway to Las Vegas by yours truly and his first mate, Karen.

For the past few months, I had been planning a surprise trip to Vegas where Karen and I would get married, unbeknown to her. The only other person who did know of this was a very special friend who could coincidentally act as both a best man, and a maid of honor, Aron. For months we kept this secret, quietly planning and booking rooms behind Karen's back. Aron shopped for dresses and shoes, among hundreds of other things, and I bit my tongue on numerous occasions while trying not to let the secret slip.

Now the deed is done, however, and the big secret is out. Without boring people with detail, the plan went off without a hitch, and I'd like to welcome the new Mrs. Scattergood into the Poopdeck family (even though she's already a part of it... it's just now her name is a little different.)

So there ya go... if you're interested in hearing the full story, email me or call and I'll be happy to share! If you want the visual tour, check out my flickr page here.

Kanpai!!

Posted by jed at 04:25 PM | Comments (1)

May 21, 2007

Final Weigh In #15

Well this is it! The time has come for our final weigh in for this years Jedlebrity Fat Club. All of the contestants did a wonderful job, check out the numbers! (I extended percentage decimal points as the rounded numbers were just too close!!)

Jed - 212 = 10.05% Change (-21.3 lbs.) Final
Karen - 155 = 2.58% Change (-4 lbs.) Final
Chuck - 159 = 5.66% Change (-9 lbs.) Final
Lauren - 147 = 7.48% Change (-11 lbs.) Final
Joe - 212 = 1.42% Change (-3 lbs.) Final
Chris - 177 = 9.89% Change (-17.5 lbs.) Final
Beckie - 124 = 12.90% Change (-16 lbs.) Final
Jessica - 152 = 9.87% Change (-15 lbs.) Final
Andy - 161 = 11.80% Change (-19 lbs.) Final
Aron - DQ = n/a% Change (n/a lbs.) Final

So there you have it! All in all a very close competition, but it was Beckie who pulled off the highest percentage of weight loss and takes this years championship!

Take a look at Andy though.... he entered as a control subject, not expecting to lose anything, and he dropped 19 pounds! That's just... amazing! Also amazing is yours truly who, might I point out, dropped the most physical weight, 21.3 pounds (yes I have to be winner of something).

All in all everyone did well... except for Aron who I disqualified as he never even sent me ONE accurate weight. We all lost something though, and that's something to be proud of.

Be sure to prepare for round 2 of the Jedlebrity Fat club as I'm sure we'll start it back up once I gain back every single pound. (I'm guessing by next Christmas.) In the meantime, you can always check back on these results by clicking here. You can also find a permanent link on the sidebar of the Poopdeck under "Poopdeck Challenges".

Great work everyone, and until next time... Kanpai!

Posted by jed at 01:41 PM | Comments (2)

May 10, 2007

Trinidad and Tobago

Well, we made it back from Tobago, and it was the perfect opportunity to try out my brand new camera. I took a ton of photo's which I put on flickr yesterday so check it out.

All in all it was a great trip, and it was really nice to catch up with a very dear friend, as well as meet her new husband. We also had the chance to get to know some of their friends, so it was a pretty unique vacation to say the least.

Now, for all you fat clubbers out there, don't forget that a week from tomorrow is our final weigh in. I don't want to make anyone nervous, but let me just say that thanks to a little stomach bug the final few days of our holiday, I dropped 5 lbs. Unfortunately for me though, I had gained 5 lbs right before we left....

In any event, check out some wedding photos from our trip to the Carribean, and enjoy the nice weather (here in CT, anyway).

Cheers!

Posted by jed at 09:37 AM | Comments (2)