Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Day 2 - Saturday


1 Sesame Bagel with Low Fat Cream Cheese 420 calories
1 Coffee


1 Banana 105 calories


1 Chicken Salad sandwich (low fat mayo) 225 Calories
1/4 Cantaloupe 60 calories
1 cup carrots 50 calories
1 Diet Snapple 10 calories


1 Healthy Choice Fudge Bar 100 calories
1 ounce unsalted cashews 165 calories


6 oz Grilled Beef 310 calories
1 cup Grilled Yellow Squash 20 calories
1/2 cup sauteed onion 100 calories
1/2 cup sauteed mushrooms 30 calories


1 Healthy Choice Fudge Bar 100 calories
3 oz LF Cheese 180 calories

Total: 1875

Friday, August 16, 2013

Diet -- Day 1



1 Special K Breakfast Sandwich 240 calories
1 Medium Green Apple  95 calories
1 Large Coffee with Splenda and SF Creamer


1 SaladWorks Autumn Harvest Salad 300 calories
1 White roll  120 calories
1 Diet Pepsi


4 Low Fat cheese 240 calories
1 Diet Snapple 10 calories


1 Hamburger on bun 450 calories
1 Avocado 234 calories
1/4 Cantaloupe 60 calories
1 Cup salad 75 calories


1 Healthy Choice Fudge Bar 100 calories

Total: 1924

Goal: 2000 calories per day or less.  

Thursday, August 15, 2013

I'm Back

I've been away on vacation.  I love Arizona.  Someday we will retire and move back there to live.  Even in August, with the temperature around 105, we had a great time.  Thanks to our friends that live out there and keep an eye on our place when we are stuck here in NJ.  

I've made a decision to go on a diet.  Here is the plan.....short term goals.  My plan is to go hard core until Thanksgiving 2013.  That is about 10 weeks.  I will reevaluate at that time.  I'll try and post my ups and downs here as I fight the battle of the bulge.  Wish me luck...I'm going to need it.

Day one starts tomorrow........

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Dead as a Doornail

Woke up this morning and one of the two garage door openers is dead as a doornail.  (interesting saying, "dead as a door nail").  I love when an unexpected expense rears it's ugly head.  It normally pops up just after you've spent lots and lots of money on something else.  In this case, we just finished painting and carpeting two rooms.  So when cash is tight you can always count on the "unexpected expense" to tag you and say, "You're It!".  Not only do you need to deal with the expense, but there is also the inconvenience of calling a repair guy, making an appointment, and getting them out to the house.  Then you can always get the dagger when they tell you the parts are "out of stock" and need to be ordered.  Well, there is not much you can do about things like these.  It is best to not get too worked up over these small annoyances.  You really need to take them in stride and move on.  They keep coming and all you can do is hope that none are too serious.

As far as "dead as a doornail" goes, this is what I found:

William and Mary Morris, in The Morris Dictionary of Word and Phrase Origins, quote a correspondent who points out that it could come from a standard term in carpentry. If you hammer a nail through a piece of timber and then flatten the end over on the inside so it can’t be removed again (a technique called clinching), the nail is said to be dead, because you can’t use it again. Doornails would very probably have been subjected to this treatment to give extra strength in the years before screws were available. So they were dead because they’d been clinched. It sounds plausible, but whether it’s right or not we will probably never know.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Birthday present from my daughter.  Now I'm really ready for opening day of the NFL season.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Thank God It's Friday


I have had one heck of a week. Both at work and at home. I am so glad that Friday has arrived. Looking forward to getting together with some of my watch buddies on Saturday to hang out and show off my new Glycine Airman 08 Chrono. And, as an added bonus, my son will be visiting from Knoxville starting on Sunday. So, things are looking up. But getting this week behind me is my #1 priority. Just one of those weeks when I was never able to catch up. The heat has not helped either. Pushing 100+ here today with very high humidity. Seven days of this has been enough. When is vacation again? Soon, but not soon enough......