Welcome to the Outland Cantina, my little piece of the internet! My name Jace aka Jace736 and this page follows my life and some of my favorite hobbies.
My girlfriend, Mindy, and I are from the Lehigh Valley in Pennsylvania which is about an hour north of the Philadelphia area but we recently moved to the Pocono Mountains. We have a really awesome house up in the Poconos and are really enjoying the area.
Professionally, I am an Occupational Therapist and I work as a Regional Director of Operations in Outpatient Therapy. My job takes me to different parts of Pennsylvania including Philadelphia, Berks County, Lebanon / Harrisburg area, the Lehigh Valley and the Williamsport area. I recently became a Certified Dementia Practitioner as many of the clients I work with have Alzheimer’s Disease or Dementia. I am also certified in Functional Movement Taping by Rock Tape. Currently I am also studying to be a personal trainer.
Weight loss and activity are topics I blog about frequently. I have been overweight my entire life and hit 300 pounds. Through diet and exercise I lost over 100 pounds and was loving life. Unfortunately I was handed some personal life stress and I gained much of my weight back. I am now embarking on a journey to lose the weight again.
Aside from my professional and weight loss exploits, I have a rich personal life that I share with my amazing girlfriend. Walt Disney World is our home away from home! We have annual passes to Walt Disney World and we are members of the Disney Vacation Club members. We visit the Happiest Place on Earth about 5 times a year.
Aside from Disney we also have season passes to several other amusement parks including Hershey Park and Dorney Park, which is a Cedar Fair Park. We upgraded our Dorney Park passes to Cedar Fair Platinum passes which grants us access to all of the Cedar Fair parks. We use these platinum passes to visit a few of the other parks as well during the year. So far we have visited King’s Dominion and Cedar Point, the grand-daddy of all roller coaster, amusement parks.
We are also avid sports (Hockey and Baseball) fans. Our favorite major league teams are Philadelphia Flyers and Philadelphia Phillies. We have full-season tickets to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms of the American Hockey League (Flyers affiliate) and the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs (AAA affiliate of the Phillies). We also have partial plans in hockey to the Wilkes-Barre / Scranton Penguins and the Hershey Bears. Most nights you can catch us cheering at a game.
What you can expect from this blog is a mixture of posts about my weight loss and fitness journey, entries (including pictures) from our theme park trips as well as recaps from sporting events we attend. Just to warn you, we love having our pictures taken with mascots and characters at theme parks!
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