10 Easy Steps to Crush a Child's Body Image.
How to help your child build a not so healthy body image.
1) Routinely grab their belly fat and proclaim, "If you can pinch an inch!"
2) Point out to them, that the cake they are eating, the one you'd baked the night before, is, "Nothi... Read more
Striking the balance.
I really watch my Calories, Protein, and Saturated Fat.
I'm trying to find a way of balancing those three things...and it ain't easy.
Cutting out Saturated Fat absolutely decimates my Proteins. To increase my Proteins I have to jack... Read more
Where there's a way, there's a will ;)
My main form of transportation is by bicycle.
I learned long ago that I like biking more than I like driving. I bike to work. I bike to the grocery store. Nearly every place I have to go, I bike.
This leads a lot of people to ask ... Read more
My First Vegan Meal
I attempted my first "Vegan" Meal.
Quinoa seeds mixed with Black Beans, Corn, Asparagus, Onions, Minced Garlic, a little Lime Juice, and some seasonings.
It was decently tasty...right up until my co-worker sat down next to me with ... Read more
Back to the gym after two months.
I am trying to write a novel. The problem is finding the time and energy to be creative and focused.
This is a problem everyone has. But since everyone has the same problem, there's been a lot of people looking for the solution.
I hav... Read more
Quinoa- if nothing else it's a fun word to say.
One week without diet sodas!
Next step is cutting back on saturated fats.
Since I'm predisposed to be affected by saturated fats, I'm going to start testing out Vegan and Vegetarian diets.
This is huge for me.
My fami... Read more
New 23 & Me Results
A few months back I took the 23 & Me DNA test. My interest was more on the ancestral side.
But I also got the health results as well. I learned that I'm one of the rare people who is predisposed to weigh more when eating Saturated Fat. ... Read more
Need to do better with taking care of myself
I messed up and didn't drink anything this morning. I cleaned house and then rode my bike to the store, twice (I was given a wrong item); and it was 90 degrees today.
It was around 1pm that I finally had a bottle of water. It was a who... Read more
Day who cares, just give me the soda and step away!
Just give me the soda and no one gets hurt!
Ok, it's something like day 4 or maybe 5, I'm already losing count. I haven't had a soda, but I really, really, really, REALLY want one.
I'm drinking black tea to try and balance out the wit... Read more
I was downtown, surrounded by restaurants, convenience stores, gas stations, and grocery stores, and I wanted a soda so badly!
I was actively planning on stopping at this store, at that restaurant, at this convenience store, etc.
B... Read more
Too Sedentary to Live?
I'm trying to think of ways to make my life more physically demanding.
My grandmother's generation had no idea what a "Gym" was. They didn't go "work out". They didn't, count calories or watch what they ate. They ate what they ate, the... Read more
Day 3 still no plan.
I have not had a diet soda in three days. I didn't plan this. I had been telling myself that I was going to try quitting soda again; but that was an, 'in the near future, at some point, maybe next week' kind of deal.
I just happened to ru... Read more
Just do it.
I went to several of the author lectures at the Tucson Festival of Books this weekend and the message was the same; "Just do it."
There is no trick to be an author, to writing, publishing etc. It just takes setting down and doing the work.... Read more
Back in the Saddle...and I forgot my shirt.
After a week of trying to take it easy and stay off my ankle, I decided to get back to biking to work, (because 2 hours on public transit to go 4 miles is insane)
I was pumped this morning, I was ready. I had finally cooked a healthy mea... Read more
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It's good for you, so they say.
I went hiking on Sunday.
It was a beautiful day, overcast, but not raining. Windy, but not cold. The light was perfect and made the mountains beautiful. The streams were running, but not too deep.
On our way back down, I stepped wr... Read more