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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Happy 101 - Thank You!

Thoughts for today

My blogger friend 266 was so kind to award me the the Happy 101 award today, and I really appreciate it! It encourages me to keep blogging every day, even though there are days it's hard to find the time. Terms of the award are to blog about 10 things that make you happy and then pass the award onto 10 other bloggers. I am going to postpone coming up with 10 people to pass to until I've been blogging a bit longer, but here's 10 things that make me happy, besides blogging about my weight loss journey and meeting so many great supportive people:
  1.  Having a great wife whose friendship and companionship I cannot imagine life without and who after 15+ years still lights up the room for me every time I see her.
  2. Our kids and family. They drive me insane at times, but I wouldn't trade em' for anyone.
  3. Eating the foods I love (in healthy quantities as of this blog's beginnining on New Years Day 2010) and discovering unique regional restaurants in the places we visit.
  4. My dogs and cats.
  5. The Tennessee Titans. Going to the games and making an absolute idiot of myself with 70,000 others.
  6. Listening to all kinds of different great music from different eras.
  7. Summer BBQ's with friends.
  8. Watching favorite TV shows such Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Office, Arrested Devlopment, Eastbound and Down, and old episodes of the Twilight Zone.
  9. Hiking and camping.
  10. Having a career in a field that I never would have pictured myself in when I was growing up, and a job that is generally enjoyable, not overly stressful, and provides for my family.
Some Wii Fit after this posting.

1 Fuji apple.

Calypso Cafe 1/4 chicken white with Carribean jerk sauce, bean and corn salad, and greens. 2nd day in a row going to Calypso and loved it both times!

I cooked what has become one of my wife's favorites, Greek Pizza from WW's "Cook It Quick" book. It's pizza with no tomato sauce and mozzarella, but is still really good if you like feta and onions and green peppers and olives. Bottle of Michelob Ultra Lite.

10-12 Reduced Fat Wheat Thins. Active Lifestyle Oats and Chocolate fiber bar.


  1. Thanks for swinging by my blog :)

    I love "meeting" new people in the weight loss blog world...

  2. Hi there! Although you have a *lot* less to lose than I do ;-) I'm very happy to follow your blog! Thanks for visiting mine!

  3. I hear you on number 10. I NEVER thought when I was younger I'd end up being a geologist. It's so strange how things like that happen!!

  4. I like your list. :o) I know what you mean about the great, supportive people. I am not sure that I'd have made it this far without the support of this community!

  5. Hello fellow winner :) I'll start following you too, this blogging thing has been really helpful to me this past month.

  6. Congrats on the award babe...and great list!! :)

  7. Awww it's sweet what you said about your wife. I feel like that about my hubby :o)