Monday, April 20, 2009

Well, it is time for blogging again!!

This weekend was not that great for my diet. I went to Dunkin Doughnuts/Baskin Robins with my brother in law and sister in law and bought a 3 scoop sundae. I wasn't even hungry. I just wanted to eat some ice cream. So that killed me. Yesterday, I did ok. I don't remember what I had for breakfast, lunch was 2 tuna fish sandwiches and dinner was homemade Taco Salad. It was really good. I will post how we make it sometime in the near future. Also, in other weight loss news, Johanna (my wife for those who don't know it) has made a deal with me. On Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, when she gets home from work, she is going to let me go to a local park which has a track going around it for me to walk. The track is at least a mile one time around. So more news to be coming soon. I have not decided what day to make my weigh-in day.

This weekend was enjoyable. I saw 2 cousins I have not seen in 17 years. They drove down from MI to see our Grandfather. He lived in FL but moved in with my parents a couple of years ago. He is 92 years old and in excellent condition. So it was nice to see them too.

Today marks a somber day in our nations history. 10 years ago today, 2 students went on a shooting spree at Columbine High School in Littleton CO killing 13 students and 1 teacher. It is so hard to believe that it has been a decade already. I just read an article this morning that said the 2 shooters had not originally planned for the shooting, but had planned to blow up the school using propane bombs and other incendiary devices. When that didn't work, they decided to shoot people instead. I have often wondered what goes through the mind of someone who wants to kill another person. So if you remember, say a prayer for the families involved. It may be hard for us to understand this, but can you picture how the parents and families of those killed are feeling right now?

Well that is all for now. I have to go back to work. More soon!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Well, I am on day 2 of my weight loss plan. I ate pretty well yesterday, up until dinner. I had 1 1/2 bagels with some cream cheese for breakfast, lunch was 2 turkey, cheese and lettuce sandwiches on potato bread. When I got home, I snacked on some carrots with fat free ranch veggie dip. Johanna and I went down to see our friends Steve and Brie at the hospital. Brie just had a baby, not as cute as Elijah, but close. So we had to grab a quick dinner since it was a long trip and we had to drop Elijah off at my parents. So we stopped at McDonalds and I got 3 1.00 McChicken Sandwiches and a Lg Diet Coke. Not the greatest thing to eat. Then I had a piece of cabasa once we got to my parents. So I did good up until dinner. So far today, I had 2 bagels with cream cheese for breakfast, and 2 sandwiches and a thing of yogurt for lunch. I am not sure what is for dinner, LOST is on tonight and the Mother-In-Law is cooking, so we will see.

Other then the weight loss, nothing too interesting going on in life. I do however have to say I really love my job. As many of you know, I went through 2 periods of unemployment in the last couple of years. I was very fortunate to get this job. I actually look forward to coming to work when I wake up. So that is my shout-out.

I may be starting another blog to do something with my music.... more on that later. I'm Out!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Well, I have got to get better at doing this. I have a couple of things to blog about right now.First and foremost, I would have to say I am proud of our US Military.

I am sure many of you heard that on Easter, 3 US Navy SEAL Snipers shot and killed 3 of the 4 pirates that were holding the Captain of that hijacked vessel hostage. As more and more reports come out about it, I am more and more proud of our military. Those of you who know me know that I have a huge amount of respect for our men and women in uniform. I make it a habit to stop and thank a solider every time I see one. I also tried to join the United States Navy while in High School. I passed everything except the hearing test. For those of you who may not know, I have no hearing in my right ear. I have been that way all my life... well.... since I was 6 months old. I had spinal meningitis, but that is a post for another time. Anyway, I want to encourage all of you to thank a solider when you see them. The looks they give are wonderful because I am sure they do not hear thank you enough.

Secondly, I have finally broken down and decided that I need to loose weight. I went to the docs a couple of days ago and was embarrassed when I stepped on the scale. 284 pounds. YIKES!! I run out of breath while going up the stairs and also when I walk for a while. I want to be able to run with Elijah when he gets older. So, my goal is to loose 10 pounds by the end on the month. I have been able to start the weight loss process. I use to snack (by snack, have 2 sandwiches at 10 PM) and eat out all the time. I have now cut out the snacking (now I eat carrots and oranges) and whenever we go out to eat, I ALWAYS do what I can to get a salad or some sort of grilled chicken.So I will keep everyone updated. I will also try to post more later!Joe