Archive for the 'Equipment' Category

Tennis balls are good for you

A great method of self-massage is to use a tennis ball to help us reach the hard-to-get spots or to go deeper into the easy to reach places. For a “foot massage extraordinaire” take a tennis ball, and one foot at a time, stand on it.

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Hipster Meal Tracker

I’m a sales engineer at a technical company, so I’m obviously a geek and a gadget freak. If it’s bright and shiny with lots of buttons, I’ll probably want it. But, over the past two years or so, I’ve been using a decidedly non-techie tool to help keep me organized. It’s called the Hipster PDA and it’s powered by 3×5 cards and a pen or pencil. I’ve found it very easy to carry around a small stack of 3×5 cards in my pocket to pull out when I need to take a note.

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Weight Loss Tools

To do a job right, and efficiently, you need to have good tools. That’s as true for police officers as it is for technical support people as it is landscapers. It’s also true for people who are trying to lose weight.

No, I’m not talking about a fork and knife. I’m talking about tools that help keep track of your progress, what you’ve eaten, what helps motivate you or to exercise equipment. Here are some of those tools that I use (or have), that I think are helpful to us all.

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Date Started: 1/7/2009
Exercise plan: Men's Health Belly Off! 2008
Height: 5' 11"
Starting weight: 208 lbs / 94.35 kg
Current weight: 194 lbs / 88.18 kg
Ultimate goal: 180 lbs / 81.65 kg
Current goal: 190 lbs / 86.36 kg
Eating plan: Sensible, no soda or sugars, lots of water, higher in protien.