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Standing at My Monday Morning Crossroads…Again

Standing at My Monday Morning Crossroads… Again

It is a Monday morning, and like many of the recent Monday mornings of weeks, or rather months past, I am at a crossroads. It’s funny how that happens so often as I get older. I mean, be at a crossroads of sorts, where I feel like I need to make changes in my life, and will know how to do it! Like most men of my age, and one who has his own company, I spent most of my weekend playing catch-up. Actually I don’t think that is a task unique to the self-employed, because I remember my weekends being one of catching up on things, quite often when I was working for others. I guess in life, we are always working for others. So my weekend was spent like most, doing chores, and trying to get boxes checked on my list. Always the first question, “where was I to start”? No, like most of you, though I did get started, many of those tasks stay on the list, to be done another day. Another thing that seems to happen often to me, is that despite my best efforts, I find myself falling off of my healthy-eating binge. I guess you can’t really call it a binge per se, since I do eat somewhat healthy all the time. Well, I mean, better food for you since it’s very little processed, or filled with sodium. I hear those are two big no no’s for any diet. What I am really speaking of when I say that I fell off my diet, is that I started eating my healthy food. Yet, I ate a LOT of it. Everything tasted good, and when I meant to have a stick of cheese, I had three. When I was to have one serving of

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Tips to Avoid Overeating and Weight Gain

Enjoying the Party While Sticking to Your Diet This video offers tips on how to avoid overeating at parties, especially holiday parties, and the weight gain that comes with it. With the holidays being just around the corner, I thought this would be useful to publish. Plus for me it’s always good to be reminded. I found the video pretty helpful, because even though some of the tips already knew, there were others that I found were good to be reminded of again. One of the suggestions that I found a be really beneficial, was the idea that you plan to eat before you go to the party, so you won’t be tempted by the various sweets, and other items that are usually being served. I know myself if I don’t eat light, or not all before going to party, there’s a chance I will overindulged. If you are trying to avoid overeating, these tips are great ways to start! Remember drinking, does add a lot of calories too, so carry a bottle of water with you or pick one up on the way to the party. That way you’ll have something refreshing in your hand, and most people won’t ask about since it is so commonplace things days. Plus, it will help you from over indulging on adult beverages. Take a look at the video, and if you know of other suggestions post them in the comment section below! A reminder, some of the links above may be Amazon Affiliate links, and I do make a small fee if you purchase something using them. However, you don’t pay more, but the fee does help me pay for the site. Thanks in advance for your purchase, and for bookmarking the link, and buying often!  Video courtesy of Sixpack Shortcuts  

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A real challenge this year, but why?

A real challenge this year, but why?

Pots, Kettles, Trainers and Stand-Up Desks It has been a real challenge this year taking care of my weight, and trying to get a real handle on it. Even more so, after having to drop my trainer for financial reasons. I thought that I had learned a lot when I was working out with him, and learned to discipline myself, but I guess that I didn’t. Two reasons, I rarely see the inside of my gym, and more so, what that lack of discipline has done to me physically. Yesterday, I was at a family member’s home who I haven’t seen in several years, and one of his first comments when I walked in the door was “my gosh you’ve gained a lot of weight”! Actually I think it was something bit more kinder, “hey son haven’t you gained a few pounds since I saw you last”? Either way I was not so amused. Of course in the end it was one of those situations where the pot was calling the kettle black. Yet, he does have about 25 years on me, and he is not the best of health. He has a better reason to be carrying a belly than I do for sure. None-the-less, in the end, I was pretty frustrated by the comment at first, then after leaving, I gave it more thought. One extreme to the other, much like the hills on a roller-coaster. During my drive home last night, I started really thinking about his comment. As I sat in the car, with the tightness of the seat buckle pinching on my waistline. Sure, my uncle is right, I have gained weight since he saw me last. Did he need to tell me, and if so what was he trying to accomplish? Was he being truthful, well yes,

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