A Book Review/Game Changer: Better Than Before

It has occurred to me that the best book came at the most perfect time.  I ordered this book six months before it’s release date and low and behold it showed up on my kindle the day before my birthday.  How perfect!  The year that I planned to have a total transformation of habits and further self-awareness and overall awesomeness and this book on habits appears just as I am preparing for this process.  Awesome-sauce!  The book is called Better than Before by Gretchen Rubin.

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(www.gretchenrubin.com)

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Fitbit Love – 5 Reasons You Need to Get a FitBit Today!

Good Morning.  I hope you had a good night’s sleep.  I know I did because there was a storm last night and there’s nothing better than sleeping in a rainstorm, don’t you agree?

Anyway, today I thought I’d give a shoutout to my new best friend – my Fitbit.  So, okay, I’ll admit, I have an unnatural attachment to a few inanimate objects that I own:  my car; my house; my Kindle; and yes as of this past January, my Fitbit.

For those of you in the dark, a Fitbit is a watch that you wear either on your wrist or as a clipon to your clothes.  Fitbit monitors your steps, and your heartrate but now it comes with an app that allows you to track so much more.  Now you can track how much water you drink; how many hours you slept; and how many calories you consumed versus how many calories you put out.  At the end of each week Fitbit gives you a nice little summary of all of it showing you how you did for the week.  Here are my five top reasons why you  must buy a Fitbit today. Continue reading

My Plan of Attack

Hello Again.  Hopefully you’ve read my intro and you know why I’m doing this weight loss blog.

So what is my plan of attack to lose weight this time?

As I said in my intro, the main problem I have is portion control.  You can eat as healthy as you want but at the end of the day, too many calories is too many calories.  To start, my goal is to hit 1500 calories consistently everyday.  For a frame of reference I am hitting 1800-2200 a day right now.  This should provide enough deficit to lose.  How will I do this: Continue reading