Myself, Dina Mercado from season 8, and my new friend Ashley

Myself, Dina Mercado from season 8, and my new friend Ashley
Say Low-Fat Cheesy!!

Myself, Ryan Kelley from season 2 of The Biggest Loser

Myself, Ryan Kelley from season 2 of The Biggest Loser
Look Mom, I'm taking my picture with Mrs. Tennessee!!

Myself, Sione and Felipe Fa from season 7, Dina Mercado from season 8

Myself, Sione and Felipe Fa from season 7, Dina Mercado from season 8
Go Blue!!

Myself, Ryan Kelley from season 2, and Tracey Yukich from season 8

Myself, Ryan Kelley from season 2, and Tracey Yukich from season 8
Erik I've got to tell you about Spaghetti Squash. . . It's really yummy!!

David Griffin from season 4 of The Biggest Loser

David Griffin from season 4 of The Biggest Loser
David that's some pear you got there!!

Myself and Liz Young from season 8

Myself and Liz Young from season 8
Erik, I'm one healthy momma now, I've been drinking almond milk!!

Myself, Dina Mercado and Liz Young from season 8

Myself, Dina Mercado and Liz Young from season 8
Rudy, Rudy, Rudy. . wait a minute Dina Dina Dina and Liz Liz Liz! Don't they look great. . .Season 8!!

Myself, Dina Mercado and Filipe Fa

Myself, Dina Mercado and Filipe Fa
You're the man. . . Erik Chase!!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Shocking the doctors, How Fun

As you may already know, my wife and I have been planning to have a family. . . and. . . although we have encountered some bumps along the way, I feel a testimony of breakthrough is right around the corner. I went to the urologist (doctor for men), to get some tests done. . . and. . . was told that I may not be able to have children. The doctor said that it appeared to be that I did not have any "swimmers" for reproduction. Sorry to get so personal, but this is a ministry and if you don't like it you can change the channel. Now, back to what I was saying, the doctor ordered some blook work on me. So we took that test, this test was checking testosterone levels and FSH which is Follicle Stimulating Hormone. The test came back, the doctor was surprised. . . so I asked him why. . . he said "I don't get it, your FSH level is normal" I asked "What does that mean". . . He said "If your FSH level is high, you are infertile. . . meaning. . . no babies". Well, I was relieved. He later told me that there is hope. . . but. . . he wanted to get another blood test, and another guy test to make sure there wasn't a mistake. So, I went and took another blood test. . . pause. . . don't you see though. . . that the doctor report is already changing. . . ok now on for with the show. . . Today I get a phone call from the doctor's office, and again I could tell they were shocked. . . you guessed it. . . normal. This blood test was checking my prolactin levels. In simple terms its the hormone that sends the message from your brain down to your anatomy to make "little swimmers". Normal. The doctor was shocked, I rejoiced because now I get to take more tests! Sorry once again for the up-close-and-personal, but God is restoring what the locusts has taken away!! The devil stinks and I think this is so darn funny watching the devil squirm because he does not win!!!

Keep praying for us, it's working!!!

By the way, I have started to find the joy in others having children, and rejoicing with them. . . that with prayer in God Almighty is starting to change the outcome!!


Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Abby Rike, A Story of Personal Triumph

Guys and gals,
I'm sure that you remember me trying out for "The Biggest Loser" in July, well I was so discouraged when I did not make the cut for season 9. . . but later I was encouraged to start making healthier choices with or without being on the show. So far, I have lost 21 pounds to date. . . but. . . this story is not about me. Although, I believe that sometimes God makes us see things through other people's eyes, this story is about Abby Rike. There are some people in this world that are going through depression, heartache, divorce, loss of job, and other hardships. . . but I am drawn to Abby Rike. Abby Rike will be a contestant on the upcoming season 8 of "The Biggest Loser". Abby is from Mabank, Tx which is East Texas. Here's where the story gets really interesting. . .my high school played against her high school in football, and one of my co-workers was one of her former theatre students. In October of 2006, I remember this co-worker telling me some terrible news of her drama teacher's husband, five year old daughter, and two and half week son being killed in a fatal head-on car collision. Well, yesterday at work my co-worker said that Abby Rike, who was her teacher is going to be on the show. She asked me if I remembered what happened to her, and I couldn't believe it. Then, tonight I watched a video clip of Abby Rike on Access Hollywood, and she talked about how her faith has gotten her through this tragedy. Abby has a great outlook on life and she says that being on the show is a catalyst for other things. I think that we as people need to take a deep breath, check our senses, and be thankful to God for the time that we have. I have been dealing with selfishness, bitterness, depression, a "woe is me", and a "doubting Thomas" attitude lately. Just because things don't happen when or how you want them to doesn't mean that God is not still listening. The amazing part of her testimony is that she gives God all the glory. She also stated that she was suppose to be in the car with them that day that they lossed their lives, but if that happened I don't think that she would be the witness of testimony that she is today. We don't always know or understand what God is doing or planning on doing in and for our lives. . . we do however, know that it is our job just to go where He leads us!! I want to encourage everyone who reads this blog to remember that when the devil plays that tape recorder of "Should of Could of Would ofs" you remember who you are in Christ Jesus! I also speak to myself when I say these things, I want to be an inspiration to those around me and myself. . . a Beacon. . . if you will. My goal is till up the soil that has been causing the erosion of my harvest, and start planting good seed. I have so much to be thankful for and yet I have been very dissatisfied. God cannot and will not open the heavens of blessings to me unless I yield to him as a bride yields to her husband. When I do this, I will the things of His kingdom while living in the world. It's so important folks that we be cognisent of our actions and our thoughts. Thoughts can turn into actions, and if those thoughts are damaging, well those actions will be damaging too. Sometimes, it's too late once those actions have been done and those my friends lead to consequences. God does not want us to suffer, but as a nuturing parent, He will let us find out the hard way if we resist Him the most. I'm so thankful that God has used Abby Rike's story to tug at my heartstrings and minister to my heart and to correct me of my less than excellent attitude. I may still stumble along the way, but just like the grave could not hold my King, the devil has no hold on me!!

Be sure to watch "The Biggest Loser" so that we can pray for Abby's win!!!
Thank You God for Your Awesomeness,

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

A pound a day keeps the doctor at bay

21 days ago. . . count them 1 through 21. . . I went to a weight loss management clinic or wellness center to get my body healthy and in shape again. . . little did I know that I would be seeing the results so quickly. I have lost 21 pounds as of today, I now weigh 369 from the original 390 when I started! So, I figure that if I lose a pound a day it will keep the doctor away. . . now. . . all I need is to find a belt to keep my pants up! So another milestone, come on 350!!!! Thanks to God and thank you to all those that are supporting me during this time of restoration, reformation, and transformation! TRANSFORMERS, MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE!!!

By the way, on August 28th we will be selling those wonderful plush animals for St. Jude's Childrens Research Hospital. The dogs "Colby", will be on sale for $12.99 and 100% of the profit from the plush sales go to St. Judes! Last year, as a store manager for Kay Jewelers, I had the great priviledge of going to the hospital. . . my goal is to send my boss on this awesome trip! Our store needs to sell 2,000 units of plush to accomplish this goal. So if you know of anyone feeling charitable this year, please send them to Kay Jewelers at the Tanger Outlets! By the way the holidays are coming up and you guys need to shopping for your girls!

Until next time
Hug the ones you love because they might just hug you back!!!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Baby Baby Baby

Nothing coming and nothing going
It doesn't make sense in our knowing.
What could have happened?
What could have gone wrong?
It's hard to explain
My utter disdain
For waiting this long.
I can't help but be overzealous
To be happy for others and to not be so jealous
But it's hard to see how parents are
With their children from afar
Running and laughing, picking them up, and giving them hugs
Wiping their nose, mouth, and giving their pant leg tugs
How come?
Now then
It's time you listen
Who's this?
God, what?
Get a hold of yourself
Ok, it's time you understand.
I'm testing you to see where you land.
Do you trust me?
No matter what?
Because if you do, then all that you seek will be added unto you. . .
Trust in Me, you will not go astray
Trust in the world, you will lose your way
There is a letter that is ready to be unsealed,
The contents of which will soon be revealed.
Just trust me Erik, that's all I ask
Your test and trial will be over fast
Give Me a chance to show you I'm always near
I will never leave you, you have nothing to fear.
Why God?
Why should I trust you so?
I'm all you got before, during, and after others go!
Good point, people have always come and went away
But not You, God. . . You have always stayed
Watching me grow
Watching me fall
Watching me know
Hearing my call
I love you so, and I'm sorry for my hurt
I'm ready to be healed, and be made of new dirt
Mold me into the righteous clay
Keep me grounded, Lord I pray
Let my words be few
Because, Lord I truly am in love with You!
Erik, you are forgiven My Beautiful Baby Boy
I love you so, you give me such joy!
Do you know what I did for you?
Yes Lord, I do
Sometimes I forget that Your hands and feet were pierced through and through
Sometimes I feel sorrow for Myself and bring others down
Sometimes I feel regret and I get upset
But. . .
Knowing You has been the best thing yet
And. . .
Soon, I will never forget
That All things are possible with God!
And when that letter is unsealed
And the prophecy is revealed
I will be standing tall
Because I survived it all
No matter what the world throws at me
I know that God is my catcher and He has set me free!!!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Webisode Audition and 2 more pounds gone

What's up bloggers? It's me, the new and improved Erik "Lil Wayne" Chase. . . at least that's what I'm calling myself these days because the weight just keeps on coming off. 18 pounds in two weeks!! I'm well on my way to getting healthy for my wife, children that aren't here yet, and myself!! My goal is to inspire people who struggle with addiction. I want to beat this chronic-generational-good-for-nothing-unworthy-of-God-destructive-devisive-debillitating-depressing-demoralizing-devilish-symptomatic-problematic-static-to-worship-my-everlasting-unconditonal loving-God-who-I-serve!! Good things are happening in my life now, that I am turning up the juice and getting my focus back in the right direction. I think we all get off course from time to time, it's getting back to the road to righteouness that gets to us to the right destination. I'm feeling good, I'm getting along with my boss at work, I got a merit raise. . . and I have made callbacks for a webisode for August 21st. When I get the part, this will be my first paid role since my commercial that I did five years ago. So, I'm excited!! I have also taken some boldness and contacted Sherwood Baptist Church, the creators of "Facing the Giants", "Fly Wheel", and "Fireproof". We'll see what happens from this and hopefully I'll be able to meet with Alex Kingston and do some projects with him!!

Keep fighting and never give in---Towels are for washing your dishes, not to throw them in when you're ready to give up!!!

Until next time
By the way, the design for the fig leaf is being worked on and shirts will be ordered. I will demo one when they are finished and discuss pricing later. Proceeds will go towards BeaconLight Productions Ministry Fund!!!

Friday, August 14, 2009

"That 70's Show"

Hey guys,
It's me again. . . and. . . I lost 6 more pounds. . . bringing my total weight loss to 16 pounds!!! I chose the title of this blog because I am now 374 lbs. . . and . . . my goal is to reach 225 to 230!! Remembering that "God's Report" always trumps "The World's Report", it's not over yet, but I will be able with God's help get every aspect of my life back!! You stupid devil, take your grubby little hands off of my health, my weight, and my children!! You have no place in my life anymore, and my flesh is dead!! My Spirit lives forever because I have Christ, the hope of glory, living in me!!

Stayed tuned, because it's on, and the devil will flee. . . FOR GOOD!!

I'm kicking the tail feathers out of him and sending him back to the place he belongs, in hell!!

God you rock
Khole, Dakota, and Dallas daddy's waiting for you!!!

Thank You God,

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

The first ten pounds gone

Well, guys it's time to update you on the "The New Me Wait and See" blog that I started a couple of weeks ago. For the past twelve months my wife and I have been trying to have a baby. While the thought of getting pregnant is easy for most unexpecting parents, it's not always as easy as it looks. Certain complications can start long before you can even begin the process of having children. Certain stresses, hormone imbalances, obesity, genectics, and other unknown complications can make planning for a baby almost impossible. What's worse is when you find out that your pregnant, the thought of taking care of the newborn brings on its own set of challenges for the new parents. So after turning 30, having some tests taken, "The doctors say" that I may not be able to have kids. I have to admit that I threw a pity party for myself on Friday when I got some results back, and again the wound was opened today when I went to see a urologist (A doctor who works with male anatomy). I admit that I have said and done some terrible things in my life, and I felt that I deserved every bit of this, and after my anger had subsided. . . after a few dissappointed and upset texts were sent to my wife and pastor. . . I turned. . . to the book of JOB. . . and then I get a text from my pastor that said to turn to Job 42:12, and this is what it said "Now the Lord blessed the latter days of Job more than his beginning, for he had fourteen thousand sheep, six thousand camels, one thousand yoke of oxen, and one thousand female donkeys". 13-"He also had seven sons and three daughters."
This process has been difficult for both me and my wife, but I have been processing this verse all day, and it brings me to tears every time I hear it in my head. Why? David Gardiner's prophesy over me and my wife mirrored this scripture. . Lois and Kay's prophesy over me and my wife was that of having children. . . our pastor. . . church members. . . and strangers have come up to us and said that not only children but twins, too!! I know I have a point to all of this and that is that what the locust has destroyed in my life can and will be restored ten fold. I had my pity party, now I want my breakthrough. . . now and forever. . . the victory. I'm so sorry Lord for disobeying you and complicating things in my life. I fully give my life to you, and eventhough I was mad. . . I know who my God is! What has happened in the past is dead, now I'm to look towards a bright and beautiful new life in the future. Thank you for keeping me alive long enough to break this generational curse, and to draw closer to You! I want to be fully submerged in Your saving mercy and grace!! Selah!

And now that everyone is up-to-date
Here's the update on my health
My blood pressure has gone done, Thank You Jesus

I've lost TEN POUNDS since Thursday, Thank You Jesus

And. . . I'm alive long enough to share my story on this blog, Thank You Jesus!!

God, I'm ready to be sewed up with Your finest Gold Thread!!!

Followers and Friends,
Keep The Chase Family in Your Thoughts and Prayers
We May be going through the storm, but we can see The Shore!!

God Bless and Good Night!

Thursday, August 6, 2009


Now, I know what you guys are wondering. . . what? Kiss who? This is actually an acronym. . . you know, a word made from a phrase of words. Here are some examples that might help you out:
1) EPCOT---Experimental Prototype Community Of Tomorrow
2) MADD--Mothers Against Drunk Driving
3)SAD---Singles Awareness Day (Valentine's Day falls on the same day, lol)
4)SCUBA--Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus
5)NASA-- National Aeronautics and Space Administration
------And Finally. . . KISS-IHOP

What does this all mean? Well, today my wife and I decided to go to IHOP (International House of Pancakes) to have their famous omelettes, and after fourty-five minutes of waiting we finally got our food. While we waited for our ill-flavored and sad omelettes and sad version of cheese sauce to arrive for their newest omelette, we began to make friends with the group of people next to us who were also waiting on their meal. The things that you talk about when your hungry and you have downed about five glasses of water in hopes of that oh-so-delicioso-omlette-that-hasn't-appeared-on-the-table-yo! Anyway as we continued to talk to this group of people this cowboy came in and sat in the booth in front of us. After about ten minutes went by after already waiting 40, we noticed that he appears to be munching on something other than ice. Could this be. . . you guessed it. . . food!! This cowboy was scarfing down on some major grub while we were getting drunk off of the fifth round of water and Diet Coke drinks.

We asked the waitress what he had ordered and she said "Bacon and eggs, it was already prepared, and they were still making our food".

Moral of the story. . . Keep It Simple Stupid. Omelettes are more than just eggs these days and that too much for one basic chef to do at one time. They are however classically trained in serving up some toasts, eggs, and bacon. Maybe we'll have the next time. So we go the manager to compensate our meal, gave twenty bucks to the waitress who was about to cry for the bad day that she was having, and went on our merry way after we ate of course!!!

Next time, we will get the Grand Slam Breakfast at Denny's. . . it should be real easy to do since no omelettes are involved, and Denny's doesn't have a name so long that you need an acronym for it like IHOP!! But. . . TCBY--The Country's Best Yogurt might not be so bad!!

Tune in next time for another exciting blog from Erik's Acting Corner!!!