Monday, January 5, 2009


Give me love, Give me love, Give me peace on earth

Give me light,Give me life, Keep me free from birth

Give me hope, Help me cope, with this heavy load

Trying to, touch and reach you with,heart and soul

George Harrison

Happy New Year:

As I alluded to previously, I am going to switch up a little bit the direction of my blog for the first two months of this year. I am going to keep a daily food log and daily exercise log. This is 99.9% for me to keep motivated and more so for the accountability I was lacking through the holiday season. And although ice, wind and cold is a damn good excuse for staying home, watching tv, never leaving the house and eating what you want it's not an excuse I plan to invoke anymore.

I have a particularly unimpressive history when it comes to keeping food logs. I know that they are extremely beneficial, and I know they help you cut down on what you are eating. Here's the thing I've kept them in the past never lasting more than a week or two, I have turned in food logs to doctors and nutritionists that I have tried to fill in two weeks in 10 minutes before an appointment and I have basically lied mostly to myself when I have kept them. Any way my promise to you guys is every morsel of food that goes into my mouth will be recorded here and while I am willing to lie to myself there's no way I'm lying to you.

Since I haven't done an update in I think the longest time since I started let's recap the last ten days. We came home Christmas evening to discover our furnace wasn't working. 58degrees and dropping. A couple extra blankets to make it through the night and and the repair guy got us up and running the following afternoon which made two shivering greyhounds very happy. Madison,Wisconsin gets on average 45 inches of snow in a winter. we got 42+ in December. It sucked for business, sucked for getting to the gym and volleyball, sucked for walking the dogs, and sucked for mine and most people's general disposition, but I'm not really complaining (yes I am).

Between Christmas and New Years my schedule was basically try to watch every bowl game imaginable, some college hoops, and a little NFL. I got in two game nights at friends houses, saw no live music, kissed my wife at midnight and then drove her very drunk butt home at 3:30 am.
So what's on tap for 2009?
Here the stuff I know right now. I'll be at Fitness ridge from March 22nd through April 5th. Jacky will be there from Feb 15th thru the 22nd. I am attending the Mountain West basketball tournament, ASD trade show, and a festive weekend with friends including quite a few of my really good friends from high school the preceding week in Vegas. I'm excited that I have tickets to see Brett Dennen in Madison on February 28th and Sara Bareilles March 2nd at a very, very small venue Chicago. We have our annual Super Bowl party on February 1st it it will be the best and biggest yet. If you happen to be near Madison or want to come to Madison for that or any other reason let me know. As far as exercise, mall walking, gym workouts, lots of sit ups, and of course 3-4 days of volleyball a week.
Exercise January 5th
6:45 200 sit-ups
7:35 29 minutes of walking at the mall ( i am officially old)
8:20 26 minutes on the treadmill and 200 sit ups
Food log
1 nutrition bar
1/2 grapefruit
1 orange
some pineapple
Lunch 2oz ham on rye with mustard, carrots, 100 cal pretzels
Dinner 1.5 chicken breasts, baked potato w/ salsa, salad
Snack 100 calorie pop corn
I hope everyone had a happy and wonderful new year and we should all strive to make 2009 as fantastic as it can be. Give me love, Give me peace, Give me hope, Jim

1 comment:

Kristin said...

It's always good to have a plan of action! Looks like you've got a good one going! (Do you have a plan B and C just in case?) Using your blog will be a great way to keep yourself accountable. We'll all be checking up on you. We know you can do it!!

Here's to looking fine in 2009!!