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    Is there a One-Hour Flu?

    March 1, 2011

    I’ve heard of the 24-hour flu, where you get sick and better again within a day. But is there such a thing as the one-hour flu? Because I swear I had it last night.

    Craziest thing: Out of the blue at about 11:00 pm it hit me like a brick wall — aches all over my body, nasty headache, chills, and extreme fatigue. That’s all the stuff that the flu normally brings me. I was this close to calling it a night and going to sleep, but still had some stuff to finish. So I plugged along. I think I took some vitamin C. And about an hour later, I felt fine.

    Bizarre. Whatever it was, I’m glad it went away that quickly.

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    You are Your Attitude

    August 21, 2010

    Hate to get all Tony Robbins here, but I put this on Twitter and Facebook earlier today and also want to mention it here and bookmark it via a blog post because I really believe this to be true.

    Research shows what you say about others says a lot about you

    In a nutshell, how you think about others and talk about others says as much about you as it says about them.

    They discovered particularly strong associations between positively judging others and how enthusiastic, happy, kind-hearted, courteous, emotionally stable and capable the person describes oneself and is described by others.

    “Seeing others positively reveals our own positive traits,” Wood says.

    The study also found that how positively you see other people shows how satisfied you are with your own life, and how much you are liked by others.

    In contrast, negative perceptions of others are linked to higher levels of narcissism and antisocial behavior.

    The mouth speaks from the overflow of the heart. If you’re attacking, criticizing, and saying hateful things about others … think about where it’s coming from.

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    You Know What’s Good?

    August 11, 2010

    These:

    special k bars

    Special K Bars. Only 90 calories each (as you can see) and they taste delicious. Totally not like granola bars, which I don’t like. These have flavor. They taste like something between cereal and and a Rice Krispie Treat (which I don’t like, usually).

    We get the variety pack above — chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry — but we buy the blueberry separately, and those are the best.

    Did I mention they’re only 90 calories each? Love ’em.

    That’s all. Carry on.

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    Vertigo Update 2010 – Gone?

    July 23, 2010

    I’m posting this just to help me keep track of the vertigo problem that started last year. I want to monitor when it comes and goes each year.

    In other words, this is mainly for me, not you. Move along. 🙂

    2010: Vertigo hit around mid-June. Seems to be gone now, about 5-6 weeks later.

    2009: Vertigo hit late May. Was gone about two months later.

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    I’m Cold

    May 27, 2010

    coldLike, all the time. It’s the end of May, the temp was in the mid-60s today, and I’m bundled up in jeans and two shirts. I tried to wear shorts and a polo shirt around the house today, but no; had to put on warmer clothes.

    Cari says it’s because of the weight loss. There’s less fat to keep me warm this year. (I’m currently at 33 pounds lost even though I stopped trying after reaching my 26-pound goal.)

    She might be on to something. I’ve been cold for about two months now, and that’s how long it’s been since I reached my goal.

    Still, weird. Don’t like. Ready for an 85-degree day, and the sooner, the better.

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    How I Lost 26 Pounds in 2.5 Months

    March 26, 2010

    I woke up today, stood on the scale, and good news: I reached my weight loss goal!! Woo-hoo! I’ve lost 26 pounds since January 6 and now weigh what it says on my driver’s license.

    Now, I’m no diet guru or health expert, and I’m really hesitant to write this post because it’ll look that way … but, a couple things:

    1. Whenever I mention my weight loss (including today on Twitter), people inevitably want to know how I did it.
    2. If, by sharing this, I can help even one other person lose some weight and get in better shape, it’s worth it.

    So let’s throw caution to the wind, shall we? Here’s what I did…
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