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Monday, June 21, 2010

Not As Planned

Running errands during lunch and decided to pick up a Chik-A-Fila sandwich on wheat, with a glass of water. This would not have been too bad healthwise, but then I saw the new Spicy Chik-A-Fila sandwich advertised everywhere and decided on that. So I ordered that and a water, still not too bad. But then the girl behind the counter tells me if I just order a shake, I get the Spicy sandwich for free as a promotion. So for $3 and a little change, I walked away with a giant Cookies and Cream Shake and the sandwich. The sandwich was good, but I still prefer the original. But the shake was awesome! As a token gesture, I stopped after drinking 3/4 of it, but I still had too much.

This is the kind of event that would have slid me down the slope of non stop eating in the past, but it won't this time. Just a silly slip up on my part, with a little help from Chik-A-Fila.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

New Obessions

I bought a Droid phone about a month ago. Being a computer guy,  I have spent most of my free time since playing around with it and trying to learn how to write my own Droid apps. As a result, my blogging time has suffered. And my eating and exercise haven't been quite what they were when I started this blog on Jan 1, but I still weigh in every morning to hold myself accountable. When I see any increases, I adjust eating/exercise until I drop back down. I guess it's true that the last 10 pounds are the hardest to lose!

Hope all is well with you other bloggers and I'll try to at least get back to getting 2-3 posts a week in.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Level Three!!

A few days ago I reached Level Three on my company sponsored pedometer fitness program, which brings me to $150 earned thus far. Level Four, though it's going to take a long while to get to, will add another $175 to the pot. Life has been busy and haven't been hitting the 12,000 steps as regularly as I used to, but still I've at least been getting my 7000 a day, usually more. Also, been shooting some hoops on the street. Eating has been average, not great. Weight has been steadily up and down around the same range. I'll go up a few, then back down a few, hovering around the same place.

All in all, this isn't bad. I'm into my 6th month of this and haven't quit or lost sight of the end goal, which is a victory in itself. Past ventures have usually started with a vengenance and then fizzled out after a couple months. Hope everyone is doing well, good night y'all!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Trip to St. Louis

Just got back from meeting our really close friends in St. Louis for the weekend. We had a great time and hit many tourist attractions including the Gateway Arch, Anheuser Busch plant, Riverboat Cruise along the Mississippi, and Union Station. Eating was generally unhealthy. Budweiser tour was my favorite, and the free beer at the end of the tour tasted great!

Stops included Ted Drewes for frozen custard (pistachio) and it was terrific! It's easy to find the place, just look for hundreds of people sprawled out all over the parking lot and surrounding area digging into big yellow cups with spoons and you're there. Other places included a great Italian meal at Guido's on the Hill, breakfast at City Diner, Fitz's (where they brew and bottle their own root beer), and good old Hooters and McDs. All this sounds pretty bad when you list it out but other than the Italian meal, I really didn't overdo it anywhere. And we did do quite a bit of walking throughout the weekend. Probably have packed on a couple pounds, but will work on that starting tomorrow morning.
Hope y'all had a happy Memorial Day and found a moment to think of our troops, past and present.