Those of use that are on diets or are trying to lose some weight dread this time of year that is coming around the corner. Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years all pose great big eating challenges for anyone needing to lose weight. Here is a decent site I found to help you lose 20 pounds that might help keep the pounds off.
Keep in mind that during these holiday times you need to avoid the temptations of all the chocolate, fudge, and other types of candy that pose a great threat to your weight loss goals. You can enjoy some of these but keep in mind that dieting does require some restraint on your part.
If you do decide to splurge and over eat, indulge in fattening foods and generally slide into tempation you will need to increase your exercise to help you keep on track with losing weight. Spending more time at the gym, following your normal exercise routing and keeping active during yorur down times at work will help to burn those extra calories consumed over this timeframe. There are many different weight loss tips you can follow to help make it through this diet killer phase of the year, but using some common sense is probably your best alternative
I’ve been spending a lot of time lately trying how to figure out ways to exercise and keep shape during my lunch hour. I have started taking walks around the facility for about half an hour during my lunch break to try and burn some extra calories. Over the winter I had gained a lot of weight and I’m slowly starting to lose it all as the summer progresses. I can’t believe how much weight a person can put on when they become idle and content to sit on the porch or sofa watching television. I’ve considered joining a gym or weight loss program that I could visit during lunch but I’m not sure I can find a good fitness center close to my office.
I do hit the golf course on a regular basis and have given up riding in a cart in exchange for walking. This alone has accounted for quite a bit of the weight loss I have achieved during the summer months. I still have a long way to go to achieve my ultimate weight loss goals.
As the race for the Democratic party presidential nomination narrows I found myself surfing the web for political news today. With 2 big primary elections being held in Indiana and North Carolina tomorrow there is plenty of new polls to view. There is just tons of information out there dealing with each candidate its getting hard to digest all of it. All the recent focus on Obama and his pastor has been a big topic around the break room for the last few weeks not to mention all over the news networks. I haven’t made any solid decisions who I’ll be voting for yet in Nov, that may depend greatly on the outcome of the Democratic primaries. I tend to vote more conservative than most Democrats but McCain is a little more to the center than most Republicans in recent history so it may be a tough decision this year. Its almost creepy how much Hillary has started to sound like McCain on many of this issues in the last few days. Who knows I may just flip a coin come November as none of the candidates really appeals to me completely
Lunch Break this week might be a bit boring. We have heard news of possible layoffs where I work and everyone is on edge. I doubt many of us will be going out for a decent meal when were worried about getting laid off. Those worries coupled with the high price of gas has drastically cut back on the amout of times I go out and get a meal for lunch. I used to go atleast 3 times a week to a moderate priced restaurant for a sit down lunch just to get away from the office for an hour. Lately I’ve cut that back to once a week at most. Hopefully these layoff worries will pass shortly and relive some of the stress.
Today’s lunch break I spent at the driving range and putting green working on my golf game. I’m far from being good at golf yet, but really enjoy the sport. I bought a used golf club setfrom ebay and started to learn how to play golf just last year. Overall I felt I did ok but will be taking some golf lessons later this year. I decided to take up golfing after all my co-workers joined a league last year and had a blast. Our company hosts a golf tournament each year maybe I’ll see if I can get into it. Im not quite ready to join a golf league but I’ll definitely hit the local course several times this summer. I still have a student I’d that will get me a 20% discount on green fees and cart rentals which will really help. Well that’s basically all I did on lunch break today.
Today I spent my lunch break hauling my mower down to the local repair shop to have the blades sharpened. It was a real big pain in the @$$ getting into the car this morning. Fortunately at the repair shop they guy helped me unload the lawn mower from the back of my car. I usually do my own maintenance on things like this but unfortunately I didnt have a socket to fit the nut on the blade. I searched my entire storage shed looking for a stupid metric socket. I’ll be picking up some used tools to fix this problem in the future. Hopefully It will be done by the time I get off work. My yard is getting really tall and its supposed to rain this weekend.
I spent my lunch break today researching music lessons. It seems my youngest has decided upon being in band next year. We had to meet with the band teacher last night to discuss which instrument he wants to play. To my displeasure he chose to learn to play the trumpet. I can just imagine the hours of practice in the house already. I’ve never played an instrument and didnt realize how expensive they were. The band teacher had several rental plans available and some pricing from a local music store. I cant believe the price of the rental fees, I might as well buy one outright. That’s what I spent my lunch doing today. Since we dont have to have the trumpet until next school year It should give me plenty of time to find a used one. I located a site with tons of listing for used musical instruments for sale. I didnt buy one yet but will be keeping my eye out for just the right one at a price I can afford. Well that pretty much wrapped up the details of today’s lunch break, hopefully more tomorrow