January 14, 2016

The “Runger” is Real


When I joined my current project in Dallas, several of my coworkers advised me that Fitbits were really popular with the team, so I found one on sale and bought it for myself. For several months, we’ve been doing weekly challenges (“The Workweek Hustle”) to compete against each others’ step counts. However, in the last month or two, one of my coworkers has really stepped up his game and gotten competitive… to the point where if someone hasn’t synced their steps in a few hours, he’ll go to their desk and tell them to stop sandbagging and fess up to their …

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October 20, 2015

The Double Whammy of a Sleep Shortage


The beginning of my week when I’m on the road is rather rough. Every Monday, I catch a 6am flight to my client, which means I have to get up around 4am to be out of the house and on my way to the airport by 4:20am. (Yes, I keep my Monday morning routine as short as possible.) This week, unfortunately, I set my alarm wrong and accidentally got up at 3am instead of 4am – and got as far as brushing my teeth and putting my contacts in before I realized my mistake. D’oh! I tried to go back to …

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October 17, 2015

Speak Up for Science-Based Nutritional Guidelines


Since Adam and I started dating, I’ve had to get used to feeding a four year old – and the responsibility of making sure that he eats nutritious, balanced meals is one I don’t take lightly. It’s tough when kids are picky eaters, but what’s even harder is figuring out exactly what we should be feeding them. The USDA food pyramid calls for 6-11 servings of grains, 3-5 servings of vegetables, 2-4 servings of fruit, 2-3 servings of dairy, and 2-3 servings of meat/beans/eggs/nuts per day – and they suggest eating fats sparingly. I loved the food pyramid when I was a …

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September 15, 2015

How “Gaming” Suppressed My Appetite


A few weeks ago, Amazon had a day where they offered lots of apps for free. I ended up downloading a bunch of apps for my Kindle, including a few games. And the one I’ve been playing the most? Sonic The Hedgehog 2, of course. I loved Sonic when I was a kid, probably because I didn’t own a Sega and so I could only play it at my friends’ houses. Getting to play it anytime I want? Outstanding. (Though I do usually restrain myself from playing in public places.) I got pretty stuck on the “Sky Chase” zone for …

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June 22, 2015

Sponsored: Adora Calcium’s Chocolate Supplements

Before I kicked off with my weekend on Friday with Adam, I wrote up a quick post about how my June challenge is going so far. This weekend didn’t end up being a weekend that I stuck to healthy eating perfectly, but I also didn’t wake up this morning thinking I totally blew it. As part of our Father’s Day celebrations, we went to San Tan Brewery for a tour of the facilities as well as lunch – and while I couldn’t resist getting their barbecue brisket quesadilla, I had exactly half of the large portion and took the other …

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