An active body is essential but so is an active mind
I have a new favorite low-carb food: fat-free hot dogs. Ball Park makes one and so does Oscar Mayer, for just 40-45calories per dog. They aren't the best tasting hot dogs, but they are highly versatile. I cut one up and sauteed it with veggies. ... Read more
Everything you experience or think is the result of the momentum and ideas created by those who have
Today, I and Bill hiked up Mt. Sugarloaf, our local mountain. It was 652ft. elevation and took us about 20min up and 20min down. It was a tougher hike than I anticipated, hiking is apparently a slightly different beast than my other workouts, bu... Read more
If it works, do more of it, but only until it no longer works.
So, I'm starting a new challenge: the 8-week battle! There are lots of things to do and track during this battle.
Things I can track on twitter: Quickfire Challenge, glasses of water drank, minutes of exercise, steps (need to wear my pedome... Read more
Being defeated is often temporary, giving up makes it permanent
So, Philly definitely hit me hard, whoops!
Weight: 159.6 -- 157.2
Should still come down though from bloat etc. in the next couple of days
smallest part of my waist just above belly button: 33.5 -- 32.5, barely any increase, whew!
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Assume the opposition is better than you but also know you can beat anyone
I had a great time on my trip. I connected with people, saw some great Philly landmarks like the Liberty Bell, the Franklin Institute, and the Mutter Museum, and ate some good food.
On that last note. I may not have stuck as ... Read more
Transformation update 5-16-09
Sat = weigh-in day!
Weight: 159.6 -- 153.2
No change from last week, but it happens.
smallest part of my waist just above belly button: 33.5 -- 32.0 - woohoo! Lost another inch!
hips at hip bone bump: 36.5 -- 36.5
widest part of ... Read more
Love what you do because one day the results will fade but the memories of the journey will live on
I am a miracle worker -- tonight I had Green Bean Casserole -- gluten-free!!
step 1: make the crispy onions
Slice onions into thin strips (it mostly comes apart this way)
Batter with egg yolk and cornstarch (I used 1... Read more
Real regrets come only from knowing you could have given more.
Today I perfectly replicated the texture of a cream soup from a can! It was awesome. I still need to play with the spices and such to get a similar taste, but to be able to make the same meals without the cans is still progress. Here was my reci... Read more
No time for a quote tonight.
Happy Monday evening! I am just finishing up my second day of lower carb post-cheat day, and tomorrow I am back on "normal" diet through Saturday, which means lots of fruit! I really love fruit, but I have to be careful and pair it with protein ... Read more
Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there
Happy Mother's Day!
Yesterday was my second cheat day on Cheat Your Way Thin. I enjoyed myself plenty, I had buckwheat pancakes for breakfast with fruit syrupy topping. I had Reese's peanut butter cups, cheese doodles, ice cream, gluten-fre... Read more
Don't be afraid to go out on a limb. It's where all the fruit is.
Today was a fabulous day of fruit. I had grapefruit with breakfast, blackberries for snack, apples after lunch, and a strawberry smoothie after walking. Yummy smoothie, made with strawberries, Greek yogurt, ice, and protein powder. I also took 2... Read more
The best inspiration is not to outdo others, but to outdo ourselves
Today is Day 3 of the transformatio contest.
I think I'm going to like this new diet, because it changes so often. I am just finishing up 2 days of low carbing, but it's cool, because tomorrow I get to eat my fruit all day again! Then, afte... Read more
To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift
It is one of my late days at work, and I need a serious mental break, so you get an early blog today!
This is my official call for my buddies, friends, and others who read this blog to help hold me accountable for the next 12 weeks of my tr... Read more
Think highly of yourself because the world takes you at your own estimate.
If I haven't expounded upon Greek (strained) yogurt lately, now is the time! Strained yogurt tastes so much better than regular yogurt. It isn't bitter at all, I don't even add sweetener to it, fruit is enough. Today, I had Greek yogurt, peanut ... Read more
You need a plan to build a house. To build a life, it is even more important to have a plan or goal.
This is my official goal-setting post. Three goals each for various time periods, and I'm going for one diet/exercise goal, one personal goal, and one work goal. I like to remember sometimes that I have a life that isn't completely about diet an... Read more