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Burning the Candle
I've been out of it lately - working so much I can't even keep days straight in my head. Is it really almost the end of July already? Where is time going?
Tomorrow starts a few days off for me from the crazy schedule. I'm back home fro... Read more
Starting next Tuesday, I am leaving for a 2-month long project to build 3 bridges in a remote area on the forest where I work. I'm the project engineer and will be in charge of the construction project. This is the fun part of my job - when I ... Read more
If anyone read my previous entry about the falcon, I am sorry to report that the bird did not make it. The bone that was broken was the equivalent of a human collar bone and permenantly prevented the bird from ever being able to fly again. So,... Read more
I spent the day today hiking mostly, doing a bunch of survey work on an upcoming project. Toward the end of the day, a car stopped and a guy got out holding a box. Inside the box was a prairie falcon that had somehow been injured. The guy asked... Read more
The View From 23 Below
I rode up into the mountains Saturday on a 23 mile, 3,600 ft climb. The view from the top was specacular but the view at the bottom was even better. I haven't seen the sc... Read more
I've been up to here this week
This whole week, I've been working 14 hr days to clear a large mud and rock avalanche from a popular road in the mountains near Elko, NV. So, needless to say, I've had ver... Read more
A Day in the Mountains
I got a phone call this morning - there had been a large avalanche on one of the roads I manage in the forest. Also, the river was flooding and one of the bridges in the n... Read more
The Everest Challenge
This challenge is open to anyone, but is mainly directed a the members of the Orange Tigers Team participating in the Summer Challenge.
The challenge: over the next 10 weeks, climb the equivalent height of Mt. Everest - officially measured ... Read more
The Orange Tigers Team is doing an elevation gain challenge. It started out as a challenge to climb at least a mile high via any method you choose (e.g., climbing a rope, climbing stairs, rolling up hills, running an incline on a treadmill, jum... Read more
The Easy Way
The easy way to get something done is usually not the best way. That's why all the fad diets and weight-loss pills never work - they are too easy and there is no real investment in achieving the goal becasue hard work was not required to get the... Read more
I find that as I go through this weight loss thing, that there are ebbs and flows in the fabric of my psyche that at times make me feel like Iím really on a roll, and others that make me feel like Iím a complete screw-up. Momentum is a huge fac... Read more
Your chair is your enemy
NEWS FLASH - just off the press.....
If you spend most of the day sitting ó in your car, your office chair, on your sofa at home ó you are putting yourself at increased risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, a variety of cancers and an e... Read more
Losing weight is hard to do. It's probably one of the hardest things we humans ever try to do. However, I think the rules for weight loss are pretty simple. Here are my rules:
1. No excuses!
2. Just do it!
3. Never give up!
4. A li... Read more
Almost broke the bank
I almost blew it yesterday at the calorie bank. I made several food investments during the day and figured I was getting close to breaking the budget, but didn't realize just how close I got to the edge till I started adding it all up in SP.
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Foods you can't easily resist
So, there you are, walking down the street, or wandering through the grocery store, casually minding your own business, and suddenly, there it is - your absolute favorite food - the one you just can't resist - at least not easily. It calls to y... Read more