Fork Chew Chew Chew … Down

In yesterday’s article about the magic fork Crabby McSlacker commented that “a hint to slow the heck down when eating would probably be helpful too.”  To which I thought I’ve read them all and I am not chewing my meat 15 times until it is sawdust in my mouth.  Then I couldn’t come up with any other rules for slowing down your eating, so I looked it up on the internet.  Turns out, there was a couple ideas that I didn’t reject outright with an imperious sniff and downward pointing thumb.

New Year’s Resolutions

Bah Humbug! I don’t make New Year’s resolutions.  I have found that I work best setting daily goals and assessing how I did as I wait to fall asleep each night.  If I feel I came up short on a day then I try to push a little more the next day.  If that doesn’t happen, I’m fine with it I just start fresh and forget the past.  I know it seems like the slackers life plan but it works for me.  I find even weekly goals are too far away and vacuous.  Using visual representations for my goals like a gold star for each job completed or a monetary reward just doesn’t grab me.  I can be a competitive person in the moment and that can help me in a tough workout but generally I don’t care who wins the race or gets the prize.  Don’t think that didn’t drive some of my coaches crazy. My daily goal is just to stay in my healthy routine and once the routine is solid experiment with some additions or subtractions.  When things got too far off the rails go back to the basics and get the routine running solid again.

Moanday Link Storm Nov. 12

It’s Moanday!!  I was enjoying the wonderful weather we are having, but then I was called into work early and missed a meet up with a friend and then the worst!! DUM! Dumb! DUMB!  I ate chocolate!  Why do I do this?  I can’t digest chocolate!  How many times do I need to learn this lesson?  UGH!  Yeah I poured two cups of coffee on top of that chocolate just to be certain I would feel sick! I am going direct you fine people to some lovely infographics over at Greatist.com while I deal with the results of my foolishness.

Success!

I am having a really good day today!  Hmmm how can that be?  I worked all weekend and today recreating a project my computer corrupted missing out on some great weather.  I am punchy from too much coffee and not enough sleep.  Naturally my boss decided he really didn’t need a third of the data I knocked myself out creating over the weekend.  Still I am having a great day!  You know why?  I did more than I thought I would.  I did something extra.  Even though I was tired I made the extra trip and got the cat I have been growling at lately the good cat food.  I felt pretty good about myself.  So I ripped up those cardboard boxes that wouldn’t fit in the recycling and stuffed them in the bin.  Yep I’m good!

Fat People

Ok so I have decided to tackle one of those topics that I just don’t really feel fully prepared for.  Of course my computer wants to misbehave and ding at me instead of record my brilliant observations. I figure if I am going to put myself out there on the internet and talk about being fat I have to expect that people are going to think I speak for fat people in general.  Umm No I speak for me!  I can only guess what other fat people think, do or know, just like you.  I also get a little irritated when somebody gets up on their soap box and says I speak for fat people or women or any other group that I belong to.  Yeah I get it!  If we are all speaking for ourselves to the world what you get is noise and no clear message. So here goes, this is what I believe about fat people.  I believe that everybody has the right to respect and equal opportunities.

Monday not Moanday!

So hopefully I am feeling pretty good about myself this morning.  I am in the pool swimming and getting splashed in the face!  Hmmm! I’m not going to moan this morning mostly because that usually involves me providing you with a Link Storm and I have nothing!  I have a bunch of half finished articles, lots of great pictures and no links. Cyberspace is letting me down! Well we did have our first frost this weekend and that can mean only one thing.  Time to decorate for Halloween!  Uhm for everybody else!  I need to do some shopping my old decorations are past their prime and my lights don’t work anymore. Oh and kids it really sucks when I buy you $100 worth of gummy bears which I hate and you don’t show up.  That stuff is hard as a rock if you try to save it for the next year.  I’ve tried!  What is the deal with being over-run one year and then no takers the next?

Mooday Link Storm Oct 1 2012

Hey it’s Mooday not Moanday ‘cause I’m drinking my milk.  I know milk was designed to make little baby cows into monster heffers as fast as possible.  The thing is there is one thing my tummy always gets along with and that is milk so it is my go to breakfast drink as morning is the time my stomach is its most grumbly!  Anyway don’t let me waste your day gabbing about my various ailments.  It’s sunny here are the air is fresh so when you can get outside today and enjoy. Today I am bringing to you the best of Fitboggin 12.  I didn’t attend as I am new to this blogging thing and I don’t usually know what’s going on until it is over.  Kind of like air shows.  You never find out there is one until some massive bomber buzzes by your house.  I guess they don’t buzz more of a rumble! Here is a write up of what happened at the “When you Have a Lot to Lose” talk.  I am addicted to people’s success stories and struggles so I enjoyed this article. There was a great group participation talk on Self Acceptance.  The hosts passed … Continue reading

Moanday Link Storm Sept. 10, 2012

Ahh!  We are enjoying are first cool days leading into fall.  This is my favourite time of the year.  I am not a fan of being hot and sweaty every time I leave the house.  In the fall you can go out for a long walk and never get over-heated.  The air is generally not smelly because somebodies garbage is baking in the sun.  Where I live fall seems to be a sunny windy time of the year and I am just fine with that.  Also big plus I usually sleep well with the cooler temperatures. Sigh!  Now I see the list of links I wanted to share today and it just doesn’t fit how I feel right now.  Neither does the image I have planned for this post.  Usually I need a lot of coffee on Moanday morning.  Not this morning! Our first article is from Huffington Post’s Soul Talk series.  “Who do you hate?”  This is one of those topics of which there are many that make me realize I must be different.  I have only hated two people in my entire life.  One of those only lasted about a week before the person was forgotten.  You really … Continue reading