This is a follow up on my previous post about the new year and my goals. Two of my major focus goals are to lose weight and get in better shape. A tertiary goal to that is to get off of Prilosec, an over the counter acid reflux pill that I have been taking for about 12 years. I’m sure you have heard of Prilosec and it’s advantages in TV and radio commercials, but If you’re not familiar with it’s side affects, and your taking it – it is worth some reading up on.
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As of this week, about a month since my last post this is what has been accomplished:
I have lost 7lbs overall (I had lost 10lbs total, but I am going up and down a little each week). My energy has definitely improved a bit and my focus is improving. Excercise so far has been limited to getting up at 4:45 and doing a 30 to 40 minute walk each weekday morning (except that week it was in the 30s. I just couldn’t do it – 40F seems to be my low point. : )
Among the 38 podcasts I downloaded were a few real good ones from the Shawn Stevenson Model Health Podcast on types of food to stay away from. Last Monday’s listen was about wheat and whole grains and the HUGE issue it is for our bodies. I’ll be discussing more about that in my next post.
I have not started the two audio books I downloaded (“The 10X Rule: The Only Difference Between Success and Failure by Cardone, Grant (Unabridged Edition) [AudioCD(2011)]” and “The Compound Effect” by Darren Hardy) because I ended up picking up another one (“Wheat Belly“) after listing to the Model Health Podcast on Wheat.
Not nearly as productive as I had hoped. My Smart Things Hub and door lock are still waiting to get installed and setup, but my PC is screaming fast! The new SSD drive made a hug impact over the existing SSD drive I had previously. I will update this with a performance summary screenshot this weekend. If you want to boost startup and apps loading – get an SSD! I have been running them at home and work for the last couple years and they make a huge difference.
What I installed in my Gaming System:
Till next time!