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For the love of rowing

Thursday, December 11, 2014      5 comments

Not too long ago I read an article that stated that the rowing machines were the gymís most underrated piece of equipment. So I decided to give it a shot. At my gym, the upper level is reserved for cardio workouts. The room is dominated... Read more

My next birthday present to myself.

Tuesday, December 09, 2014      1 comments

My birthday was this last weekend. As part of that, I sat down and wrote out a list of things I want to have accomplished by my next birthday. Some were simple things, like watching less TV. Others are rather huge, like finishing a nove... Read more

Itís rain, not acid.

Thursday, December 04, 2014      3 comments

So granted I live in a desert and rain is a rare thing. But the way people act, itís like they think its acid falling from the sky and not water. I bike commute every day. I bike in 110 degree weather and I bike when itís 30 degrees and... Read more

Small but Simple Update

Tuesday, November 25, 2014      3 comments

So I didn't reach my goal. I had hoped that by today I would have lost 3lbs and would be at 190 or 189. But I'm 191, and I'm ok with that. It's a move in the right direction.... Read more

I wish I liked to run.

Thursday, November 20, 2014      2 comments

I would love, to love to run. I see people jogging and running, and they look so happy. My sister in law and brother love to run. They are always signing up for races and marathons. They have made many great friends running. I know al... Read more

Simple and small

Monday, November 17, 2014      1 comments

At my last weigh in, on 11-12-14 I was 193. On my next weigh in, on 11-25-14, I want to have lost 3lbs. ... Read more

Plan B

Monday, November 17, 2014      2 comments

Iíve been in survival mode for some time now. One of my routines thatís fallen by the wayside is going to the gym. But this weekend I set my mind to getting back control of my life. I decided that on Saturday I would go to the gym and s... Read more

The Much Ignored Killer

Friday, November 14, 2014      3 comments

I just read an interesting article about a man who sued Nestle and is pushing the FDA to have stricter policies on food, after his mother died of supposed E.coli poisoning after eating raw cookie dough. While his motherís death is a trage... Read more

Interesting Video

Friday, November 07, 2014      1 comments

Interesting video on how weight loss advertisement photos can be faked with just posture and lighting.
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What do you say?

Wednesday, November 05, 2014      1 comments

I have a person in the periphery of my world, who actively tries to convince me that they aren't making bad health choices. They are morbidly obese and trying to lose weight. So weíve often talked about our struggles. However, this... Read more


Monday, October 27, 2014      2 comments

So my big plan to vegetate fell through, but in a good way. Saturday I ended up spring cleaning the entire house by noon, then went shopping. Sunday, I mowed the lawn with a weed-eater, and then spent the rest of the day reading...well, ... Read more

I really need a weekend

Friday, October 24, 2014      0 comments

I really need a weekend. I am planning on doing nothing this weekend. I might, if I work up the energy, I might clean the house. Otherwise, I'm vegetating. Next w... Read more


Thursday, October 23, 2014      3 comments

After two weeks of fighting the Halloween candy invasion, I had a co-worker walk in today with a box of candy bars for his daughter's performing arts club. The kicker is, I can't say no to him leaving it on my desk. I've let other employ... Read more

The Oreo Test

Thursday, October 23, 2014      4 comments

During lunch yesterday, my boss ran some errands. While out, she bought some Oreo cookies. She then walked around to everyone in the office and offered them a cookie. When she came to me, I thanked her, but turned her down. She then pr... Read more

Halloween Again,

Tuesday, October 21, 2014      3 comments

That time of year again, when suddenly everyone has a burning desire to buy candy by the pound and dump it on my desk. Itís so obnoxious and even rude. Simply because I am the front desk person, does not mean Iím ok with having my work s... Read more

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