Sunday, August 28, 2011

soup and baseball...

  Recently went to the store to pick up a few things when I came across this in the soup aisle;

Now why in the world would you have a vegetarian vegetable soup?  I mean shouldn’t a vegetable soup be vegetarian to begin with?  I don’t get it.
                 Also last weekend went to the Columbus Clippers game( minor league baseball) with the fiancĂ©e and some friends and I took this photo.  I did edit it up a little but I still like it.  Try to give it kind of an old school photo feel with it being black and white.  However, the Clippers who are the defending champs did lose, but I still had fun.
    Speaking of photos my friend and I are having a Photoshop contest.  We both sent each other a photo of ourselves and have two weeks to edit the photos anyway we please and will be judged by another friend of ours. Winning photo will then be posted on my blog.
    Keeping up with the countdown for the big day, 19 days left.  I have lost 8 pounds so I’m a little skinnier, but I wouldn’t say im have gotten in any better shape.  At this point I can just hope I keep the pounds off.
    Well that’s all I have for now, until next time, some days you don’t make it to the top but you can always try again tomorrow.

“Assuming the right wing or left wing gained control of the whole country, it would probably fly around in circles.”                -Pat Paulsen

Sunday, August 14, 2011


    Another week and a few gallons of coffee later… no not really but I did drink coffee every day this week.  Starting last Sunday with only one cup that had about a pound of sugar and creamer with a few drops of coffee and ended this morning with two cups with little sugar and creamer.  I did find that I like hazelnut flavor coffee, especially the hazelnut Northern Lite Latte (not misspelled that’s just how they spell Lite) from Caribou Coffee.  I didn’t feel any different then when I drink coke or any other caffeinated beverage.  I didn’t get jittery or antsy like I thought I was going too.  I tried drinking early in the morning, late in the morning, and in the afternoon.  I chose not to try it at night in fear of staying awake all night.  I must say I don’t mind it so much now.  I have always enjoyed the aroma of coffee but could never get past the bitterness.  Don’t know that I will drink it every day, but at least I know how to make it so I can tolerate it. 
    Well that’s all I have for this week, not much going on.  I’m sticking to trying to track my food, whether its online, on paper, or just making a mental note.  Coffee may stick around for a few but probably not every day.  I can’t think of any good challenges this week, any suggestions?  So until next week, lead, follow, or get out of the way.

  “Silly things do cease to be silly if they are done by sensible people in an impudent way.”
                                                                                    -Jane Austen

Monday, August 8, 2011

funny story...

    So its been a few weeks since I actually wrote something, so I have a funny story for you.  What happens when a chin meets the front fender of a Honda Civic?  Four stitches and a head ache.  That’s right kiddies I was working on my brakes when I decided that it would be a good idea to accidentally hit my chin on the fender after I bounced the back of my head off the underside of the hood.  Yea, it was funny at the time and it did hurt my head a bit but I chose to press on with my work without even a worry about my chin.  Well until I went to wipe the sweat off of it and realized, no that’s not sweat dripping from my chin but blood.  Despite the blood dripping out and the stinging from the sweat seeping into the large gaping wound on my hair (I have a beard if you didn’t know) and grease covered chin, I pushed on with my brakes.  2 hours, 4 brake pads, an oil change, and a shower later I hitched a ride with my dad to the nearest emergency room.  As I told the story to four different people my dad just chuckled in the corner.  The lady came in to sew me up and before she started asked me to lay nice and still, then proceeded to ask me questions while she was doing the stitching.  And that was the second time I had someone tell me to lay still and then asked me questions that Saturday.  The first being my visit to the dentist earlier for my 8 year check up.  Yes eight years since my last visit to the tooth doctor and not one single cavity.  Thanks for the cleaning doc, see you in eight more.
    As for my challenge I talked about two weeks ago, tracking my eating on live, I lost 2lbs.  And according to my first grade math that’s a pound a week.  I met my goal.  As for this weeks challenge, I tackle coffee, which is something I never drink.  I will attempt to drink a cup o’ Joe a day,  not really for any health benefits but just to see what happens, if anything.  However, a WebMD article states;
“A growing body of research shows that coffee drinkers, compared to nondrinkers, are: less likely to have type 2 diabetes, Parkinson’s, and dementia, also, have fewer cases of cancers, hearth rhythm problems, and strokes.”
So bottoms up with that bitter nectar, I guess. That’s it for this week and until next time, swing high, swing low, but always keep your eye on the ball.

"Those who stand for nothing, fall for anything."              
-Alexander Hamilton