If you have been reading my blog recently, you know I started a new diet about a month ago and so far have seen decent results (11+ pounds and counting). One of the biggest parts of the diet is counting calories and watching what I eat.
One problem I ran into was an easy way to keep track of what I was eating, my weight and my physical activity. Keeping a journal was not going to work with my schedule, I needed an easier solution.
Because I work in the telecom industry, I tend to stay on top of the latest apps across all the major platforms (iOS, Android and Windows Phone specifically). However, this time it was my fiancée introducing me to the app, MyFitnessPal. With her using an iPhone, my first thought was that the app wouldn’t be available on my Nokia Lumia 900, but something similar would be. I was wrong.
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Whole Foods Almonds with Bragg Amino Fluid
…at the grocery store, of course. More Specifically, at Whole Foods Market.
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One of the biggest mental blocks I have had getting back into running is my weight. Am I severely overweight? No. Luckily I carry my weight somewhat well. However, I am about 20 pounds heavier than I want to be and have been searching for the right diet to help get the weight (and gut) that beer, large portions of delicious Texas grub and a happy relationship have bestowed upon me.
After doing some research and talking to several people about different diets that they have tried, I put together a diet that works for me, is realistic and so far, works. Basically, I decided on a high-protein, low-calorie, minimal supplements (once a day) and a dose of cardio. My fiancée and I started this diet five days ago and so far I have lost four pounds and she has lost five.
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Recently, I have been working towards getting back into running. I bought new shoes, got the Nike+ wristband, a gym membership and all the other usual things people do to hype themselves up[ for getting back to fitness.
I started running a few miles at a time, although inconsistently, and have had a hard time focusing on getting back into shape. Let’s face it, it’s easier to sit at home and catch up on all the shows recorded on my U-Verse DVR than it is to go run a few miles.
Trying to get back into shape is, well, a pain in the ass. Read the rest of this entry »
As news of Brian Dunn stepping down as CEO of Best Buy spreads across the Interwebs, many people are asking, “What is next for Best Buy?” Is Best Buy on the same crash course that sank Circuit City in 2009?
I am sure anyone who has been in a Best Buy lately has noticed that the computer section looks much different that it did just two years ago. The desktop section is as easy to miss as the alarm clock section and the laptop selection is about as underwhelming as Lamar Odom’s performance with the Dallas Maverick’s. However, the tablets are spreading like the weeds in my front yard and their phone sales are so impressive that Best Buy has “Best Buy Mobile” stores popping up in malls. Read the rest of this entry »
Don't Mess With Texas, Dr. Pepper!
If you are a fan (or now previous fan) of Dr. Pepper or have been fortunate enough to have been exposed to Dublin Dr. Pepper, I am sure you have cursed, sworn off the soft drink giant and strangle every bottle or can of the high-fructose corn syrup laced beverage of corporate greed.
I am right there with you.
However, I have taken the time to think about what went down and what else could have possibly gone down. I am not your typical conspiracy theorist, but when someone messes with a sacred staple of southern goodness, they should expect a demand for answers only rivaled by Area 51 and the Moon Landing.
So I am going to break this into two parts, the conspiracy theory and what would have been the smarter move.
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