Archive for March, 2006

More usb portable apps

23 March 2006

List of portable applications – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Weight loss tips.

22 March 2006

Weight Loss Tips

I am always looking for new things to tell patients about weight loss.

This comes from FitTV via Lifehacker. It is not bad. I gave it to my first patient today.
Here are some tips to modify behavior and help you succeed in losing weight (some may work for you and others may not — experiment and see what controls your behavior the best.

  • Eat slowly
  • Eat in a certain place — not all over the house
  • Always sit down to a carefully set place at the table and eat only one helping of planned foods
  • Prepare only enough food for one meal
  • Plan Ahead — prepare and freeze some favorite meals in advance
  • Be aware that you are actually eating — chew each bite 25-50 times
  • Put down utensils after every mouthful.
  • Partway through the meal stop and relax for 2-3 minutes
  • Leave some food on your plate at each meal
  • Eat a balanced breakfast (it’ll give you energy to get going and provide valuable nutrients that can’t be made up later in the day)
  • Keep low fat, high fiber (filling) snacks handy (Carry along a banana, keep low-fat yogurt handy in the fridge)
  • Plan to eat some meals alone (there is a tendency to overeat in social situations)
  • Put your weight record where a friend can see it
  • Eat a carefully balanced diet so that you are not deprived of a particular food element
  • Wait 10 minutes before snacking. Between meal snacks are often impulsive and waiting may make you realize you aren’t hungry after all
  • Eat off smaller plates
  • Never skip a meal
  • Keep the right foods readily available
  • Always go to the grocery store with a list, buy only what’s on that list
  • Never go to the grocery store hungry
  • Decide if cravings are actually hunger or if your body is trying to tell you something else. You may just need to take a shower, or a nap. Sometimes you can brush and floss your teeth to rid the craving.
  • Enjoy a large glass of ice water hot tea or another calorie free beverage. Garnish with a twist of lemon or lime. Drink slowly. Try having this before a meal.
  • If you crave sweets, and a little sample is not enough, try something pickled flavored or spicy. You may just need to clear the sweet taste from your mouth
  • Clear your refrigerator and pantry of high calorie and fatty foods
  • Use nonstick cooking utensils
  • Keep a list of enjoyable activities handy and the materials readily available and try an activity when the urge to snack occurs. For example, catch up on your correspondence, do a crossword, organize your photo albums, or read a book!
  • Be more active!

Avian flu overview

22 March 2006

Gmail master

22 March 2006

Check out Adam Pash’s column this week.  Great ways to make Gmail even better!

Hack Attack: Become a Gmail master – Lifehacker

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21 March 2006

10 Simple Ways To Speed Up Windows XP – Lord of Net

State of games

21 March 2006

Wired is running an issue about computer games.
A bunch are interesting, but this one in particular.  Analogies to Walt Disney World and similarities to computer gaming.
Will Wrights future of gaming is a good read.
Then there is just the article about what previous generations said about what the waltz, movies, telephone would do to corrupt the children of yester year.

Good stuff, even if you arent a Second Lifer.
Hey, I was a Sims Online beta tester, is Sims Online still going on?

Wired 14.04: The Massively Multiplayer Magic Kingdom

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Want to lose weight?

20 March 2006

Now that I have you attention, consider running.
I was never athletic.  In my 20s I tried running twice, HATED IT.
Then the Navy started making me run twice a year 1.5 miles.
HATED IT more!

Then in preparation for middle age, or basically so I could still eat all the same crap I like without getting fatter, I started running.
Well the story is something more than that, like my neurologist was lecturing me on good health, and I heard myself lecturing all my patients.

Anyway, I dont run much, maybe 6 miles a week.  Funny, that probably sounds like a decent amount to you, but it really is quite reasonable.

Anyway, I could go on.  But check out the website below.  It is full of great articles.  Some my find the Couch to 5K good.  Others slow.  But like anything else make a committment to it for 21 days and you have a new habit.

I am in better shape today and feel better than I did when I was 20.  Honestly.
Now I need to go get some more cookies!

Cool Running :: New Runners

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20 March 2006

The Holy Season Of Lent

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

19 March 2006

Two men were sitting next to each other at a bar. After a while, one guy looks at the other and says, “I can’t help but think, from listening to you, that you’re from Ireland ”

The other guy responds proudly, “Yes, that I am!”

The first guy says, “So am I!

And where about from Ireland might you be?”

The other guy answers, “I’m from Dublin , I am.”

The first guy responds, “Sure and begora, and so am I! And what street did you live on in Dublin?”

The other guy says, “A lovely little area it was, I lived on McCleary Street in the old central part of town”

The first guy says, “Faith & it’s a small world, so did I! So did I!

And may I ask, to what school would you have been going?”

The other guy answers, “Well now, I went to St. Mary’s of course.”

The first guy gets really excited and says, “And so did I. I thought you looked familiar.

Tell me, what year did you graduate?”

The other guy answers, “Well, now, let’s see, I graduated in 1964.”

The first guy exclaims, “The Good Lord must be smiling down upon us! I can hardly believe our good luck at winding up in the same bar tonight. Can you believe it, I graduated from St. Mary’s in 1964 me ownself.”

About this time, Vicky walks into the bar, sits down, and orders a beer.

Brian, the bartender, walks over to Vicky, shaking his head & mutters, “It’s going to be a l o n g night tonight!!!!”

Vicky asks, “Why do you say that, Brian?”

“The Murphy twins are drunk again.”

Great gift for kids!

19 March 2006

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