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Unky Buck

Boardman, OH

Member since 13 July 2012 | Blog

I live in an apartment that I rent in the city. I do lots of things for a living and I am content on not having an office. No wife, which is a long story. No kids either, which is an even longer story. I also have more nose hair than my brother.


  • SPORTS MOMENT: 2002 National Championship team - was my 3rd year at OSU
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Tie between Eddie George and Joe Germaine but Big Bear is making his way up this list
  • NFL TEAM: Buffalo Bills
  • NHL TEAM: If I must pick one...Pittsburgh Penguins
  • NBA TEAM: Cleveland Cavaliers but I don't care for the NBA
  • MLB TEAM: Cleveland Indians
  • SOCCER TEAM: Celtic FC

Recent Activity

Comment 12 Nov 2015

Much appreciated. I was always just lazy. Didn't care (even though I hated how I looked). But one day, after a brief exchange with my older brother, I started P90X and the rest is history. It's so easy for me to put the weight back on so I have to work at it for sure but I won't let myself go back to that so I'll do what I need to do.

Comment 12 Nov 2015

I had been doing the protein isolate and I only ever drank it right after a workout...like I wouldn't drink it if it was more than 30 minutes after a workout. I prefer natural proteins but when I was on the high protein diet, which I'll be on again soon, I need the supplement and that was a quick 40 grams that is hard to get throughout the day.

I'll take a look into these. Thanks for the links. It should be helpful for sure.

Comment 12 Nov 2015

age: 34

primary means of exercise/working out: It was running for quite some time but since the Columbus Marathon (I ran the half), I haven't really been doing much since I've been swamped at work again.

goals/motivation: I want a flat stomach. A few stomach surgeries will prevent 6 pack abs but I want to get close to it. I started out doing this just over 6 years ago and originally weighed 315 lbs. I'm now at 230 and hit a low point of 195 (I looked weird and 220 is more appropriate for my frame). So I've met a lot of goals and have used the need to get healthy and not return to what I once was as reason to continue doing what I'm doing.

biggest inspiration: Just being healthy in general. My dad once told me that him and my mom were considering talking to me as my weight was clearly becoming an issue and I wasn't doing anything about it. He said, "We discussed how you would be 300 by 30, 400 by 40, and dead by 50...but then you went ahead and started doing it on your own and you've worked so hard to get where you are now and we couldn't be prouder." Those are words that have stuck with me for a long, long time and will stick with me forever.

resources that you use for working out: I used P90X to begin the whole process and completed 8 sessions of it (3 normal, 5 cardio). I used weight bands and pull up bars for that along with some small weights and weighted gloves for certain parts of the program. I've now also run 2 full marathons, 3 halves, and 2 10k's. For those I've used protein bars for pre-run meals, MapMyRun to keep track of my miles and progress, as well as GU Chomps for those long run energy boosts. I've also done Jim Stoppani's Shortcut to Size and basically used my gym for that and the various machines the program requires. I've used various protein shakes as well but still haven't settled on one in particular. I will probably try the JYM supplements as I begin this next routine, Shortcut to Shred.

inspiration: I think I've noted those up above here.

open questions for the community: Are there any protein shakes that I should focus on. I've taken advice from a friend of mine on these before but with running, I wasn't really using them anymore and I've gotten away from knowing what I should be taking and what I should stay away from when it comes to them. While I know everyone has a preference on brand, I'm just looking for the types of things I should look for within the product itself.

Comment 11 Nov 2015

I bet Gumar has. Seems like he'd be { That guy }. Although I bet JTF and 07/10 feel like it right now with the little ones...but they're upstanding employees and know how to control it.

Comment 11 Nov 2015

Man, if I fall asleep now, all hell breaks loose. Lol, there was actually a guy that used to be a coworker in my part of the office and he sat right next to my old boss (his boss at the time) and we would all be working diligently and then all of the sudden you'd hear faint snoring. When you look at him, you then would see a bobbing head. His boss was rather lenient but it just got to be too much and yelled his name and said, "Look, if one of the owners pops his head in hear and catches you (we were just a few doors down from 2 of the 3 owners), I can't protect you and you're out of here. Get your stuff together!" In college, I couldn't imagine not sleeping in class. In real life, I can't imagine how someone falls asleep at his/her desk.

Comment 11 Nov 2015

Oh, I just gave in and didn't even attempt to hide it. Just as a little background, I do well with numbers and thanks in part to an AP Calculus class in high school, I had learned up through Calc 4 by the end of high school. Unfortunately I didn't spend the necessary time needed studying for the AP exam and didn't do all that well and needed to take Calc 1 and 2 again freshman year. My Calc 2 professor was about as dry as they come and there was just no helping falling asleep in that class. But like I said, I didn't even attempt to hide it. I would literally go down to the front row on the right side of the lecture hall, put my book bag on top of my desk, and I'd be asleep on it within 10 minutes of him starting class. Of course I walked out of there with an A still but man it was just so hard not to sleep through that class when I already knew the stuff.

Comment 11 Nov 2015

I wonder how they feel about them now? And if they have to constantly make 5-10 new ones each week, would they be so quick to use them? If so, I hope every student falls asleep.

Comment 11 Nov 2015

So sad to hear. Would love to see a miracle but also understand the inevitability of life sometimes. Thoughts and prayers for his entire family.

Comment 10 Nov 2015

That was during my MIA period. Luckily I missed that part of it but apparently I did miss some good articles. Imagine what the commentariat now would have done to Elika when she was writing. Yes, they're incredibly attractive...but they're also people who don't need people gawking over every little thing they do.