Friday, August 31, 2012

So...still losing weight.

318 this morning. I suppose this is a good sign. This weekend I need to do yard work so that should help too! Not sure if I'll start exercise of any kind yet, mostly because it's been busy.

Busy at home and busy at work. My wife started working again, she's a teacher, so I have had to help out more around the house. I don't mind at all, it just keeps me busy. Then work is crazy. I don't really want to expand on that.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Efforts at dieting ...

So for one reason or another I am dieting again. Mostly to better qualify for life insurance, but also to better my own health situation. It is so far a slow and nonuniform start. I started out in June weighing 334 pounds on my annoying bathroom scale. This morning I came in at 320. So 14 pounds in 12 weeks, which is slow and steady weight loss. I haven't stopped eating anything,  but just less of everything.  I am trying to reduce my portions, but not always. Also I have been doing a lot of house and yard work, which are my primary exercise. Although I am also trying to use the stairs at work whenever possible and occasionally go for walks with Evie in her stroller around my neighborhood at home. Its a start and I plan on continuing as long as it takes because I am just tired of being my usually morbid obese self.

Monthly Shopping Update 1

Well, we've bought everything and the pantry, freezer and refrigerator are fully stocked. Including household goods such as laundry soap and diapers plus other things like that we came in around $360. We'll have to see how this endeavor goes. I think the helpful thing on my part is that I am also dieting. More on that later.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Monthly Shopping

We're trying out this new thing where we buy all our groceries, save a few perishable items, on a monthly basis. This got us to buy a lot of stuff at Sams Club. However we're also shopping around at all the other local stores, not that Tyler has much variety besides Walmart, Brookshires and Super1. Although we also got a few things at Walgreens and Dollar Tree. Basically we're looking for the most economical and at the same time largest quantity. The exceptions are Bananas, milk and yogurt, plus a few other items with short shelf lives that we don't want to freeze like bread.  We're trying to do whatever we can to save money. We're also trying to not eat out anymore and cook at home as much as possible. It's just hard to avoid the temptation and convenience of fast food. Either way we'll see how this experiment goes.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Never enough time.

I'm spending too much of my time working. I sometimes feel like I don't get to spend any time with my family. Of course my commute has a lot to do with that as well. I drive 45 minutes each way. Then I'm at work for 7 and a half hours everyday plus an hour for lunch. Then occasionally I have to run some errands after work or I have to go pick up my wife or the baby. I get off work at 3:30 but sometimes I don't get home till 6. Just in case you're curious I get to work at 7. And then of course when I do get home a lot of the times I end up working from home too. Although I always try to wait until the baby is asleep if it all possible. But that usually don't leave me with much time anyway because  I'm usually asleep by 9 since I have to wake up at 5 to get ready for the day and leave on time. Well it's almost 7 it is time for me to go inside and start working.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Been a while guys

Did you miss me? See the awesome thing is this. A lot has happened and so now I get to throw in my two cents!

FIRST - A mormon, seriously. Conservatives need to watch some South Park.
Or hell just visit the Official LDS website.

SECOND - Paul Ryan? I mean that'll lose a lot of the senior population, plus a lot of the undecideds.

THIRD - Whats the deal with this pro rape senatorial candidate Aikin from Missouri or whatever that won't drop out of the senate race. Was he born retarded or did he have to work at it. He makes all Republicans look bad by association.

FOURTH - All in all the economy is improving slowly, the healthcare reform is slowly making a difference, we're out of Iraq, Bin Laden is dead, We're almost out of Afghanistan, oh and Obama actually cares about the middle class. Re-electing this guy is a no brainer.

NOW completely off topic they got thr funding for the Tesla Museum in New York.  JUST GOOGLE Tesla Museum to find more.

Well That Is All For Now

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