Tuesday, May 23, 2017

TUESDAY

After a late night with colleagues on Sunday night, I woke up in St Louis and drove back home to Chicago. A quick pizza slice and I was off to dreamland. My step count was less than my step count in the days that I was recovering from my hernia a year ago. It's hard to accumulate steps when one is driving and/or sleeping.


Your Food Diary For:

BREAKFAST Calories
kcal
Carbs
g
Fat
g
Protein
g
Sodium
mg
Sugar
g
Quaker Oatmeal 600 114 12 24 450 0

600 114 12 24 450 0
L U N C H
Chef Salad, w/roast beef, imitation crab, chicken, ham 1,000 21 15 36 909 0

1,000 21 15 36 909 0
D I N N E R
Pizza 700 78 28 31 1,166 6

700 78 28 31 1,166 6
tals 2,300 213 55 91 2,525 6
Your Daily Goal 2,020 252 67 102 2,300 75
Remaining -280 39 12 11 -225 69
Calories
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Carbs
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Fat
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Protein
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Sodium
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Sugar
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Monday, May 22, 2017

ANOTHER UNIVERSITY TARNISHED

It was apparently only about 150 students who walked out on a graduation speech by Vice President Mike Pence, but still, with all the headlines, the reputation of the University of Notre Dame has been tarnished. Is this how the University has taught its graduates to learn from new ideas?  If so, the university has failed these snowflakes. 
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Your Food Diary For:


BREAKFAST Calories
kcal
Carbs
g
Fat
g
Protein
g
Sodium
mg
Sugar
g
Bagel, Lox and Cream Cheese 600 73 18 40 2,336 13
Oatmeal 300 57 6 12 225 0
Pineapple 200 52 0 2 4 40

1,100 182 24 54 2,565 53
L U N C H
Yogurt 200 38 0 12 230 24
Cheerios - Dry, 3 cup cereal 300 60 6 9 480 3

500 98 6 21 710 27
D I N N E R
Cheeseburger w/french fries 940 51 61 47 1,700 0

940 51 61 47 1,700 0


 
Totals 2,540 331 91 122 4,975 80
Your Daily Goal 2,110 264 70 106 2,300 79
Remaining -430 -67 -21 -16 -2,675 -1
Calories
kcal
Carbs
g
Fat
g
Protein
g
Sodium
mg
Sugar
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Sunday, May 21, 2017

St LOUIS

I have been at a tradeshow in St Louis the past two days. This has allowed very little time to walk, exercise or do much beyond breakfast meetings, all days show schedule, and dinner with colleagues. No time to blather on (er, blog) about much. So that's the story.

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Your Food Diary For:


BREAKFAST Calories
kcal
Carbs
g
Fat
g
Protein
g
Sodium
mg
Sugar
g
Oatmeal 300 57 6 12 225 0
Pineapple 200 52 0 2 4 40

500 109 6 14 229 40
L U N C H
Bagel, Lox and Cream Cheese 600 73 18 40 2,336 13

600 73 18 40 2,336 13
D I N N E R
Assorted Hors D'oeuvres 800 68 52 16 1,000 4
Seafood Chowder 400 22 29 15 1,661 0

1,200 90 81 31 2,661 4


 
Totals 2,300 272 105 85 5,226 57
Your Daily Goal 2,092 261 69 105 2,300 78
Remaining -208 -11 -36 20 -2,926 21
Calories
kcal
Carbs
g
Fat
g
Protein
g
Sodium
mg
Sugar
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Saturday, May 20, 2017

SPACESHIP

Usually on Saturday, I weigh myself.  Right now I am in St Louis for a trade show and without my scale. So my weight change this week, whether positive or negative will remain shrouded in mystery for a few days more. Last night I went to a St Louis Cardinals baseball game. Our seats, very happily were in the upper deck and covered by a roof. That roof came in quite handy as it started to rain at least three times during the game. Our group left the game in the 7th inning during rain delay. However, climbing the stair up to our seats did accomplish one thing for me. It put me over the top to a new lifetime 'badge' from fitbit, as I have now officially scaled 14,000 lifetime floors since I became a fitbitter in 2005. What does this mean? Nothing, but it is fun to have reached this new milestone.



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Your Food Diary For:

BREAKFAST Calories
kcal
Carbs
g
Fat
g
Protein
g
Sodium
mg
Sugar
g
Frosted Mini Wheats - Kelloggs 380 92 2 10 0 22
Oatmeal 300 57 6 12 225 0

680 149 8 22 225 22
L U N C H
Chesseburger 700 0 375 35 1,104 7
French Fries 300 74 21 9 430 1

1,000 74 396 44 1,534 8
D I N N E R
Spicy Seafood Gumbo 400 45 14 21 2,975 5

400 45 14 21 2,975 5
S N A C K S
Chocolate Chip Cliff Bar 300 54 6 12 180 26

300 54 6 12 180 26
   
Totals 2,380 322 424 99 4,914 61
Your Daily Goal 2,242 280 74 113 2,300 84
Remaining -138 -42 -350 14 -2,614 23
Calories
kcal
Carbs
g
Fat
g
Protein
g
Sodium
mg
Sugar
g



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Our group bailed out on the game during a rain delay as the Giants scored three runs in the top of the seventh inning. We missed the Cardinals scoring three run in the bottom of the seventh, and the rest of the game when the Giants came back to win the game. 


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Friday, May 19, 2017

25th AMENDMENT



The 25th Amendment outlines the rules of succession to the U.S. Presidency and Vice Presidency in the event of either or both of them dying, withdrawing or being removed from office. It was certified on February 23, 1967, by President Lyndon Johnson. .



The latest whispers in the media is that President Donald Trump can be removed by the rules of the 25th Amendment. The 25th Amendment was not a way to legalize a coup d'etat.  Sorry, Democrats, you don't get to remove a President just because he is unpopular with The New York Times and/or Network News Divisions.  When will this craziness stop? Obviously, never.


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Your Food Diary For:

BREAKFAST Calories
kcal
Carbs
g
Fat
g
Protein
g
Sodium
mg
Sugar
g
Cinnamon and Spice Oatmeal     680 140 8 16 960 68

680 140 8 16 960 68
L U N C H
Whole-wheat, toasted 157 29 3 6 335 13
3-egg Omelette With Cheese 425 0 21 28 650 2

582 29 24 34 985 15
D I N N E R
Smoked Bbq Beef Brisket 700 14 60 31 1,185 0

700 14 60 31 1,185 0
S N A C K S
Apple Pie A La Mode  500 0 0 0 0 0

500 0 0 0 0 0
   
Totals 2,462 183 92 81 3,130 83
Your Daily Goal 2,128 266 71 107 2,300 79
Remaining -334 83 -21 26 -830 -4
Calories
kcal
Carbs
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Fat
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Protein
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Sodium
mg
Sugar
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Thursday, May 18, 2017

DEMOCRATS ARE WINNING

Trump won the election, the war. Democrats have basically won the smaller battles ever since. They created this fake story that Russian interference and Russian collaboration with the Trump campaign was the reason that Hillary Clinton lost. This preposterous, false story has been the biggest (fake) news story for the past few months. Not a shred of evidence has ever been produced, but that matters not to the Democrats and the media. They are winning. One hopes that the President continues to fight. The next fight will be the daily sparring with the 'special prosecutor' just appointed yesterday afternoon. 


The fake news story that Putin secretly controls Trump is the basis for so much comedy these days.  Perhaps  the comedy would be funnier, if the story was even remotely true. 



Your Food Diary For:

BREAKFAST Calories
kcal
Carbs
g
Fat
g
Protein
g
Sodium
mg
Sugar
g
Bagel With Cream Cheese, 1 bagel 400 58 12 13 780 4

400 58 12 13 780 4
L U N C H
Peanut Butter - Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich 600 47 27 14 245 27

600 47 27 14 245 27
D I N N E R
Hy-Vee Spinach Salad, w/roast beef, cheese, bacon, etc 1,000 0 0 0 0 0

1,000 0 0 0 0 0


 
Totals 2,000 105 39 27 1,025 31
Your Daily Goal 1,996 249 66 100 2,300 74
Remaining -4 144 27 73 1,275 43
Calories
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Carbs
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Fat
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Protein
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Sodium
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Sugar
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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

CONSOLATION PRIZE

The dream of impeachment has been active since election night. The visceral hatred for Donald Trump has surprised me. Republican Presidents are always hated and ridiculed. Reagan was stupid. So was George W Bush. George Bush, 41, was a wimp. Nixon was a crook. Gerald Ford was uncoordinated and stupid. Conversely, Barack Obama was the most educated, most intelligent, best looking man who ever held the office. Bill Clinton was young and good-looking and smart. I can't remember what good things surely were said of Jimmy Carter. Back to Trump. The onslaught of hatred has been amazing. I suppose the media may be successful in damaging this guy just enough that he might just leave. That's the dream. Our consolation prize: Vice President Mike Pence. For that reason alone, perhaps the Democrats should ratchet down the noise a bit.
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    Your Food Diary For:

BREAKFAST Calories
kcal
Carbs
g
Fat
g
Protein
g
Sodium
mg
Sugar
g
Quaker - Instant Oatmeal  600 114 12 24 450 0

600 114 12 24 450 0
L U N C H
Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich 600 47 27 14 245 27

600 47 27 14 245 27
D I N N E R
Oscar Mayer - Hot Dog, 2 Hot Dog 300 4 26 12 900 0
Butternut - Enriched Hot Dog Bun, 2 bun 220 42 3 6 440 4
Read - 3 Bean Salad 300 65 0 5 1,500 40

820 111 29 23 2,840 44
   
Totals 2,020 272 68 61 3,535 71
Your Daily Goal 2,103 263 70 106 2,300 78
Remaining 83 -9 2 45 -1,235 7
Calories
kcal
Carbs
g
Fat
g
Protein
g
Sodium
mg
Sugar
g




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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

KOBAYASHI MARU

My 9th grader told me that she has an assignment at school to write an essay on what the United States should do about the nuclear weapons program in North Korea. I wonder if her teacher is familiar with the Kobayashi Maru? (hint: Star Trek reference)  I believe that even Captain Kirk would be stumped by this one. We know what won't work. And I have not heard from anyone who has some good idea that does not involve the destruction of South Korea as collateral damage. I believe we can thank both President Carter and President Clinton for pretending to solve this problem nearly 25 years ago.  The lie that the problem was resolved 25 years ago is just like the lie that the problem in Iran was solved last year. My point is that the solution is unknown. Captain Kirk defeated the Kobayashi Maru stimulation by cheating, but he did beat it. Clinton, Carter and Obama 'defeated' rogue nuclear weapons proliferation by pretending to solve the problem. 

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You can thank Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton for North Korea’s nukes



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North Korea’s boast that it just detonated its first hydrogen bomb met instant doubts from the White House and arms experts. If they’re right, Pyongyang “only” has plain-old atomic bombs. What a . . . relief? But, as one Chinese expert told The Wall Street Journal, the H-bomb claim still shows that tyrant Kim Jong-un is “marching in that direction.” For all this, thank Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton. North Korea couldn’t have done it without their gullibility. Back in 1994, President Clinton prepared to confront North Korea over CIA reports it had built nuclear warheads and its subsequent threats to engulf Japan and South Korea in “a sea of fire.” Enter self-appointed peacemaker Carter: The ex-prez scurried off to Pyongyang and negotiated a sellout deal that gave North Korea two new reactors and $5 billion in aid in return for a promise to quit seeking nukes. Clinton embraced this appeasement as achieving “an end to the threat of nuclear proliferation on the Korean Peninsula” — with compliance verified by international inspectors. Carter wound up winning the Nobel Peace Prize for his dubious efforts. But in 2002, the North Koreans ’fessed up: They’d begun violating the accord on Day One. Four years later, Pyongyang detonated its first nuke. Now, the Obama administration (long content to kick the North Korea can down the road) says it will never “accept” a nuclear North Korea. Funny: The president said the same thing about Iran, then cut a deal that guarantees the ayatollahs go atomic. Yet North Korea is more of a wild card, a concentration camp of a nation run by a tiny, ruthless elite. If it ever lives up to its boasts and unleashes that “sea of fire,” will Carter, Clinton and Obama shed public tears for Pyongyang’s victims?
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Your Food Diary For:


BREAKFAST Calories
kcal
Carbs
g
Fat
g
Protein
g
Sodium
mg
Sugar
g
Quaker - Instant Oatmea 600 114 12 24 450 0

600 114 12 24 450 0
L U N C H
Read - 3 Bean Salad 300 65 0 5 1,500 40
Chicken Tenders 200 14 10 12 520 0

500 79 10 17 2,020 40
D I N N E R
Grilled Cheese, 2 sandwich 832 74 45 33 700 12

832 74 45 33 700 12
S N A C K S
Skinny Cow - Salted Caramel Pretzel Ice Cream 480 51 27 6 255 36

480 51 27 6 255 36
   
Totals 2,412 318 94 80 3,425 88
Your Daily Goal 3,579 447 119 179 2,300 134
Remaining 1,167 129 25 99 -1,125 46
Calories
kcal
Carbs
g
Fat
g
Protein
g
Sodium
mg
Sugar
g

Your Exercise Diary for:

Cardiovascular Minutes Calories Burned
5.0 Mile Urban Hike
69 939
4.5 Mile Urban Hike 
74 710

   
Daily Total / Goal 143 / 30 1,649 / 590  
Weekly Total / Goal 143 / 210 1,649 / 4,130             

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