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New Year

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

It's a new year and time for a new start. This is NOT a resolution. Its just a reminder to myself to increase my effort to think and act healthy.

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SENATOR9 1/2/2013 9:14AM


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JTREMBATH 1/1/2013 8:25PM

    Me to hope things are better for this year.

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Sunday, June 26, 2011

So here are the pictures I promised:

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DDOORN 6/26/2011 7:41PM

    What a great "eye" you have for sun, surf & critters! :-)


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AGRLNKY 6/26/2011 6:46PM


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Vacation... Yea!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Well I have this really (long for me) blog ready to go, but we have a SUPER SLOW net connection here so none of my pictures will upload. Stay tuned... I will upload on Monday. For today, I will just say that we are having a great time and getting in A LOT of exercise. Ok and food too... but a lot of exercise. emoticon

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DDOORN 6/24/2011 10:17AM

    Hope you're having a blast!


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GLORYLIGHT57 6/23/2011 9:17PM

    I am looking forward to seeing those pictures. Continued having a great time on your vacation.


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Learning About How I Operate

Saturday, May 14, 2011

I've found over the past few months ( I think I knew this already, but it has become much more obvious) that as I track my food and plan ahead I can do really well an stick to my target numbers. The biggest challenge to this is when I get over hungry.

My job keeps me out of the office much of the time without access to a refrigerator, microwave, etc. Often I don't even have a place to sit down to eat even when I bring food with me. Over the years this has lead to too many fast food stops simply because it was the only option available outside of skipping a meal (which also happens).

This leads to the next issue (and the bigger one) when I get over hungry I tend to eat whatever is available and to over eat whatever is available.

I have always been (when possible) a lunch packer. But what I've started doing (with my DW's help) is packing better things in my lunch. more vegetables with low cal dip, better choices for what goes into the sandwiches I pack. I still need to stick to things that will keep well in a small lunch box with a cold pack (nothing that requires heating or freezing).

The second large part of this is packing several "good choice" snacks to keep me from getting over hungry especially at the end of the day. Small boxes of raisins are a favorite along with dried apple chips, granola bars, etc.

A place to eat is still a big issue. I'm often at construction sites that don't allow eating on site (and you probably wouldn't want to eat there anyway or I'm in a client space where again there is no option to eat there. When I drive, I often eat in my car. But quite often I take Metro (subway) so the car option is out too. Occasionally on nice days I can find a bench somewhere, but when its raining, winter. or a hot, humid summer day that option is out too.

So that's where I've found that being aware of the "better" fast food choices is a big help. It may not be the best option, but too often it is the only option.

I'm open to any suggestions anyone has to offer. What I've been doing works, but it could always be better.

Until next time...

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DDOORN 6/4/2011 9:48PM

    Wendy's Chili is a quick & easy option when all else fails.


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DUKELETO 5/16/2011 1:20PM

    Sounds like you have it in order! Keep up the good work and continued success!

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MARAHAB 5/14/2011 10:37PM

    Sounds like you're trying to find ways to handle the food issue! My BIL was also in construction & often carried a backpack and ate on the run with items he packed in it. He'd find time to eat small healthy snacks several times in the day if he couldn't find time for a complete meal. My sister would fix small packets of vergies, fruit, nuts. cheese, etc. Then when he was on the road he wasn't at all anxious for food, but would stop and eat the rest of his packed lunch.

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More about scales

Saturday, April 30, 2011

I confirmed today that our home scales are fairly accurate. I was at the doctor today (regular check-up) and the scale there reads exactly the same as our home scales, so I'll take that to be a fair confirmation of accuracy. emoticon


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