Monday, March 03, 2008

Weekend Retreat

This weekend I solidified my appreciation for life and some of the choices I have made lately. It is amazing how much thinking you can do when you are driving for eight hours...

Quiting smoking was the best thing I could have done for myself. I am now over the hump of 2 months and feeling great.

I have been working out and eating better I have lost 7 pounds in two months and feel good.

This weekend I also took some time to find some inspiration in the world around me.

I read, In Defense of Food: An Eaters Manifesto, by Michael Pollan. Despite some strong anti-industrial undercurrents and glorification of a few far reaching theories, it was a good book that I am glad I read. Something I know I Will still be digesting a few days from now. (Sorry I couldn't help that)

It is def. a book anyone who is on a diet or looking at the nutritional value of their food should check out.

I also drafted plans for two possible implementations for my next patent. I am pretty excited for this one it seemed so simple after the fact I couldn't believe I have never thought of it before... ok that is a teaser but I promise to share once I get the provisional back.

Hope everyone else had a great weekend too:)

8 comments:

JP said...

8 hours in a car... was that one way?

Brian in Mpls said...

4 hours each direction:)

Muffy Willowbrook said...

Congrats on quitting the smoke. It's not easy - good for you.

Kyra Sutra said...

You're doing great! But don't go losing toooo much weight! You're hotness!

Fig said...

Maybe I should read that book. I ate so much this weekend... and none of it good for me. Greasy chicken and onion rings and pizza... and that was Friday.

ugh

Reggie said...

Congratulations on being smoke-free. I tried again this year and failed miserably - per usual.

Colette, aka Lil Sis said...

Grats on the 2 month mark! Quitting smoking is next on my list. I can't do two lie changing things at once, especially when both involve kicking bad habits. ;)

I will def. have to check out that book..as if I have time to read..Muahahahaha!

Dem Soldier said...

Hey Brian, how's been man....

Good for you for giving up smoking....