Day 6 - Please answer the following questions:
•Tell us about what you are currently doing to lose weight / get in better shape.
I am watching my portions, trying to stay within macros-not 100% concerned with calories, but I do try to maintain a deficit of 500 cals from my goal intake. Jillian Michael’s Kickbox Fast Fix is my favorite right now. I wish I could get back to walking outdoors, but I have to do it in the evenings and its been incredibly hot these past weeks.
•Tell us about your weight loss history. What have you tried in the past and what were the results? I started trying to lose weight a couple years ago, before it wasn’t much of an issue. My health began to take a dive and I started the DASH diet, I was pretty successful but then returned to old habits. A year or so later I began the Eat-Clean Diet and again began to be successful but then my success didn’t seem to be enough. I wasn’t strict enough or losing enough or eating enough “clean” foods, etc. I began to develop a binge attitude and felt my self spiraling out of control.
•What are you trying differently this time?
In the last year I’ve began the intuitive, love yourself stuff, and I’m finding it slow going but easier on my whole health. I can feel a difference.
Day 5 - Please answer the following questions:
•Tell us about your support structure. Who are your champions?
My partner Ryan is my biggest support, my best friend, and my favorite person in the entire world (besides our kids). My boys are also very supportive and loving. We are everything to each other.
•How can you use these champions to help you be a success?
These boys are down for me whenever I need them. No question. They are my reason for living, and pick me up when I fall. Push me when I feel I can’t continue, and show me love when I feel I don’t deserve it. They will definitely hold me accountable.
•Tell us about any people or things that make losing weight challenging for you.
My head is my worst enemy. I feel a lot of times like I am a prisoner of my thoughts. Time is a killer, I feel a lot like there just isn’t time to accomplish the things I need to in the ‘Perfect’ way I think they should be done.
•How do you plan to overcome challenges in this area?
I’m not sure how, but I hope I can figure it out. These are the two things that have caused me to fail time and time again. If I don’t conquer these two factors, I won’t succeed.
When my kids are up at 6:30am on a Sunday.
“In 2002, having spent more than three years in one residence for the first time in my life, I got called for jury duty. I show up on time, ready to serve. When we get to the voir dire, the lawyer says to me, “I see you’re an astrophysicist. What’s that?” I answer, “Astrophysics is the laws of physics, applied to the universe—the Big Bang, black holes, that sort of thing.” Then he asks, “What do you teach at Princeton?” and I say, “I teach a class on the evaluation of evidence and the relative unreliability of eyewitness testimony.” Five minutes later, I’m on the street.
A few years later, jury duty again. The judge states that the defendant is charged with possession of 1,700 milligrams of cocaine. It was found on his body, he was arrested, and he is now on trial. This time, after the Q&A is over, the judge asks us whether there are any questions we’d like to ask the court, and I say, “Yes, Your Honor. Why did you say he was in possession of 1,700 milligrams of cocaine? That equals 1.7 grams. The ‘thousand’ cancels with the ‘milli-’ and you get 1.7 grams, which is less than the weight of a dime.” Again I’m out on the street.”
powerful Black Science Man
“I teach a class on the evaluation of evidence and the relative unreliability of eyewitness testimony.” Five minutes later, I’m on the street.
This is a good illustration of what’s wrong with the US criminal justice system.
I’m more struck by the second anecdote, in which he was evidently disqualified from jury duty for displaying the ability to do math.
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Every time I have changed our foster daughter’s diaper over the past 11 months, I start it like this.
"It’s……. time…….for…….a…… DIAPER HAT!" :) and she cracks up laughing! :)
It’s kind of our thing but I will share it with you today on selfie Sunday. Have a great day friends :)
Lol totally doing the mock “reblog my selfie for fun” thing for John, who btw is one of my fav people here! He kicks ass! :)
Thanks Chiara :)
Love you John!
OMG! We did this with both of our boys and even made up a ‘Diaper Head’ song. I love it!!