Procrastination Monkey


This is a great article.

Now, I don’t know about you, but I EXCEL at procrastination. In fact, I’ve been called a “great time-wasting engineer”.   Terrible.  

The problem can be traced back to that strange, mysterious thing which efficient people call the  “step-by-step process”.   Herein lies the issue.  For me, that phrase translates to “does not compute, does not compute, does not compute”.  lol.

I believe we procrastinators do, in fact envision a most glorious, successful, completed end-goal of whatever it is we desire….and really WANT it! But it’s just the GETTING there that seems insurmountable.  I start a million things, but rarely do I finish them – even though I have  the best intentions and dream of reaching my  goals.  Dreaming. That’s another problem.

Dreaming  and wanting does not equal DOING.

A senior manager once gave me a great bit of advice.  He said what worked for him was writing out this single phrase on an index card or Post-it note.  Place it where you will see it everyday: your desk, your bathroom mirror, your computer, anywhere. It helps jumpstart oneself into action.

This is what you write :   WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?

A combination of using that note, along with the advice from the article should help –  and if you don’t procrastinate in reading the article – you might find it helpful as well!   Best of luck to all my fellow procrastinators out there!!

WE CAN DO IT !!  Have faith :)

Beauty.. Does Your Face Fit “the Mask”?


Chasing Beauty


Have you seen the documentary, Chasing Beauty“? 

I am completely fascinated by this beauty “mask” they mention in the movie. Apparently,  utilizing The Golden Ratio, a mask has been devised, which, when placed over a person’s picture, shows you how “beautiful” a person is.

See a video demonstration here:

Try it out for yourselves here:

What do you think? Do you agree? Disagree?


Marquardt Beauty Mask


Twinkies or Yogurt?


Personally, I don’t care for Twinkies, so that part is OK with me.                                 However, the yogurt part is annoying. The sugar content now?

Like all carbohydrates, sugar contains 4 calories per gram.

I mean seriously, what’s a person to do ?

It’s very hard for me to “be good” (can’t seem to do it) and stay on (get on?) track with the “healthy” foods when I could basically live on cheese, more cheese, meat (smoked/steak/raw, you name it), and all the salty foods in the universe.

It’s almost impossible for me to garner enough willpower in the mornings and make myself eat yogurt instead of a bacon, egg and cheese on a roll.  This article just made me roll my eyes because now - what’s worse? Is the sugar in the yogurt worse than the fat in the bacon?  I WANT to be healthy! I just don’t want to have to eat plain yogurt, boiled fish and steamed broccoli every day.. (actually, that would be ANY day for that matter).

When I do try to eat healthy and decide on a yogurt – I’m picky.  There are really only four types of yogurt that are my go-to… so I decided to check their nutritional value and see where they stand.  Here they are in no particular order.

1) Well, one of my favorites is actually listed in this article.  Figures.                                               Dannon Fruit On The Bottom Blueberry  – 24 grams of sugar

2) Fage 2% Greek yogurt with honey  - 29 grams of sugar

3) Lowfat Kefir plain drinkable yogurt -  Hey! Only 12 grams!

4) Muller Choco Balls  – 26 grams

This is just SO depressing!  Asides from the Kefir, the others pretty much show high numbers. This is a fun site that illustrates the sugar concept…

What do you guys think? What is your favorite yogurt? What do you eat for breakfast? What are your thoughts on sugar? Let me know! I’m curious.

Have a great evening!

Weight Loss Surgery Affects Taste Buds


Interesting read!


Of the listed surgical processes in the articles above, I only know of one person who has had one of these done.  A few years ago, a friend decided on the lap-band surgery. It was definitely tough for her to adjust to at first. The tiny amount of food her body was now constricted to made it so that she could only eat a handful of cereal (like Apple Jacks) in an 11-hour stretch.  Over time, she went from her starting weight of  around 330 pounds to a size 4 (and I think around 110 pounds). She was very happy with the results!

It’s interesting to see though that taste buds seem to get altered in the process.

What are your thoughts? Have you or anyone you know had one of these procedures done?  Can you confirm that taste buds do seem to change?

Have a great day everyone!