It’s been an up and down week. My Wife started a new job that would finally bring the family health insurance. We haven’t had any for a couple of years. Sadly, the coverage doesn’t start until next month. This week the youngest can’t fight the pollen anymore and is getting sick. The middle son has an abscessed tooth and in a little pain. We hope the antibiotics will keep him good until our insurance kicks in. Otherwise it’s $1200 just for the root canal. I found out Friday afternoon that my hours are being reduced at work. I feel like I want to scream, but I try to remember that things can be worse. We have a great roof over our heads and food on the table. Maybe the roller coaster will slow down and head up for a bit!
We have had a Keurig brewer for over a year now. My Wife loves it since she is a coffee drinker. I’m more of a tea drinker and have not had much use for the brewer during the super hot summer months here in Florida. I have been given the opportunity to review some of the Brew Over Ice K-Cups and have to say they are very good. It’s super fast to have a nice cold iced tea or lemonade. I was offered a nice sample pack for my review. It included Vitamin Burst Acai Berry Iced Fruit Brew, Snapple Peach Iced Tea and Donut House Collection Sweet & Creamy Iced Coffee. I let my Wife try the coffee and she really enjoyed it. I’m drinking the Snapple Peach Iced Tea as a write this review. I love Peach tea and this is very refreshing on a hot day.
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I was reading a great article on lifehacker about losing weight. The author, Dion Almaer, wrote about how he approached his weight loss and in the end, lost 100 pounds. He talked about how he changed his mindset on weight loss and dieting. He changed the foods he ate and dropped all the sugary drinks. He made it a way of life, not a diet. He then set out to start running. He didn’t like to run and I know that I HATE to run. But he did it a little at a time. In the end, he lost 100 pounds and looks great.
This is where I’m at…….I need/must lose at least 40 pounds. When I was younger, I had jobs that kept me on my feet. I could eat anything and it had no effect on me. When I married my Wife, I was less than 140 pounds. Today I sit at a desk and have no motivation to exercise. I’m at 235 pounds. I’ve got to get moving and make some changes in my life. I told myself a year ago that I would work on me. I left the corporate world to work for myself and work on me. Well, it’s been a year and I’m still in the same place. The only part of me that I have worked on is my spiritual self. I have found a great church that my Wife and I attend. I finally understand what it takes to be a spiritual person. Now I need to learn what it takes to be a healthy person. I think this is the first step, admitting there is a problem. Now I need to focus on the mentality of eating. Drinking water all day is easy for me, I like water. Giving up the sugars, now that is my weak point. My oldest son is 19 and just graduated. I worry that I won’t see my youngest graduate in 10 years if I don’t make the change.
What have you done to change your life? Are you healthier since you made the changes?
My oldest son graduated from High School last week. It was an emotional moment for my Wife and I. I didn’t realize at the time was that it was also emotional for my Step-Dad. I took this picture and then my Nikon died. I did not experience the moment messing with the camera. It wasn’t until I loaded the photos onto my computer that I saw how emotional he was. You can see the pride in his eyes. Even though my kids are not blood related, they are still his family. That is what makes a Dad!