Saturday, January 22, 2011

My Keys to Weightloss

1. DISCIPLINE - Everything starts here! If everyone would be able to master the concept of self-discipline, there could potentially be a lot less problematic situations in life. Discipline in eating, discipline in exercising, discipline in drinking, discipline in the classroom, discipline in controlling urges of any type, discipline in all phases in life would lead to a controlled, successfull individual! Self discipline can be a long, sometimes discouraging process and it requires a change from within. Turn away from your temptations (food, laziness, etc) and your body and soul will be changed for the good!

2. OBSESSION - Secondly, one needs to be literally obsessed about losing weight or whatever goal you have in mind. Don't be passive about what you want to do...tell the whole world about your newfound "passion," invite others to join you, don't be scared to eat healthy when everyone else orders a big steak and fries. Get involved in tracking your exercise and what you eat. Go out and buy running shoes, workout clothes, healthy food and put it to good use! Be obsessed about your healthy lifestyle! But be sure not to be annoying or overbearing about it or you might be losing friends. :)

3. INTELLIGENCE - The english philosophist Sir Frances Bacon (I know his name is oxymoronish for this subject) was the first to say "Knowledge is Power," which has been quoted time and time again. The lack of knowledge in our society or lack of caring has led to obesity rates into the 20 to 30% range in the majority of states. RESEARCH what you put into your body and the consequences that may come from careless splurging. Stay away from harmful substances. Be an example to family and friends and teach them what you have found out about health. Learn, learn, learn and teach, teach, teach. Study the health effects and diseases that may result from long periods of a sedentary lifestyle. Knowledge is power!

4. TEAMWORK - Realize there are many people that are just like you. Gather a support group of family and friends. There are many resources out there to help you. If you want to start running, find a friend and run together! You will much less likely miss a run because you are feeling "tired" or "unmotivated" if you know your partner is waiting and relying on you. If you are religious, establish a relationship with God. Praying about what you have done and what you are working on can give you added strength and someone else to account your work to. I find that spiritual worship can help you find peace of mind and a sense of what you are doing with your body is the correct thing to do. Losing weight and reaching your goals requires many phases of who you are emotionally, spiritually, physically and mentally. Thrive to master these phases and know you are part of a great team of trying to spread critical messages of healthy lifestyle choices throughout the world.

Put together these four principles lead to "DO IT." We can talk about losing weight and exercise all we want but unless something is actually accomplished, it is all one big waste of time. There are some who do not make new year's resolutions because they believe they do not work. However your true desires to accomplish your goals is what really matters. If you want to set and accomplish a goal; 1) discipline yourself, 2) excite yourself, 3) educate yourself and 4) find support. You can do anything you want to in your life, it just requires work and the right attitude! Good luck!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

More Dreams...

I don't know why I have talked about my dreams so much lately. Quite possibly because it is one of the only parts of my life that seems entertaining because when I am actually awake, I am either at school or at home studying. Anyways, a few random dreams...

- Just last night, I had a dream where I was shot in the shoulder. I guess at first it wasn't very serious, because there wasn't much rush to get me to the hospital. But soon it started to get infected (??), so we went to one hospital and for some reason it was closed. At the next hospital, paramedics were carrying me in on the stretcher and then a bunch of terrorists came out of nowhere and shot and killed everyone! I got off the stretcher and started to run for my life and somehow survived...

- A couple weeks ago, I had a combination of three dreams in the same night:
1) My mom, two of my brothers and I went to Nebraska (out of all places) in our old brown van that we have since sold. The reason of the trip was for medical purposes but we ended up at some golf course. This hispanic employee named "Quick" was trying to sell us sprinklers and my oldest brother was interested. However the owner of the golf course got mad and yelled at us to leave. While we were leaving, I yelled at him, "Your course sucks!!". Hah..serves him right.
2) I was Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and my brother Brian was also one of the reindeer.
3) Eddie, from Family Matters, was concerned that he wouldn't be a good hockey player because he didn't have the "cool" equipment. I gave him one of the those feel-good pep talks about how it doesn't matter if you don't have the trendy material, you can still be good at something with pure skill!

Eddie was really in my dream!!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Snowboarding Dream!

My favorite way to escape from school in the wintertime is this:

Last night I had a freakin' awesome dream about going on a ski trip with this guy:

My brother Brian

It was soooo much fun and a great dream! I woke up with envy and wished that the ski season was already here. I already bought these sick gloves:

I was going to buy a new jacket, but I decided that I can't be so free with my money right now...freak, I'm a student without a job! But I do need to buy a pass this winter, that's for sure :) Hopefully that'll keep me sane during school

I also had my first official test for pharmacy school today. It was for "Pharmacy Calculations" and wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. At least that's my story until I see my grade...

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Facts about Laramie (and why I like it)

- I can look out my window and across street, I can see the last house in the city and beyond that is just land...lots of land.
- Lots of small city folk
- You can basically make a connection with anyone you meet if you grew up in the state
- Basically everyone has a truck...even the girls.
- I have already used A/C and heat in my car on the same day.
- It is a place for healing..not much trouble you can get into here

Monday, September 13, 2010

Illegimate Son of Obama

Truthfully, I am just typing this entry as a warm-up for my dumb US & WYO constitution class, which is a complete waste of my time.

Many months ago, I mentioned that I was going to blog about a few dreams I had had. However, like most of my promises I have made on the blog, I failed to deliver. But the unusual dreams I had last night partially reminded me of one very odd dream that I had wanted to share.

In the dream, I found out I was the illegitimate son of this man:

Yes...that is Mr. President Barack Obama in case you didn't recognize. From what I remember the dream went like this: I found out (along with President Obama) that I was his child but not the son of Michelle. Amidst the peril of his political destruction if the world were to find out, President Obama and I met secretly to discuss our options. President Obama wanted to buy me out and offered me two MILLION dollars that I would keep my mouth closed. This was intriguing but what was even more intriguing to me was the fame and the privileges I would receive if the world knew I was his son. I would be able to go the white house and chill with the Obamas and be able to do anything I ever dreamed of! This, to me, was worth way more than the money he was trying to offer me. Needless to say, I did not know the final outcome of the dream because I probably had to wake up, but it was fun while it lasted...

I would chose fame over money because money will always run out but fame will always bring in more money and special privileges :)

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Good Things to Come

I would venture to say that I am on the right path in life. Through all of the frustrations and set-backs, I know everything will turn out alright. My birthday was last week and I came up with three main goals that I will try to live by on an everyday basis:

Stay Clean - D&C 88:86 - Abide ye in the liberty wherewith ye are made free; entangle not yourselves in sin, but let your hands be clean, until the Lord comes.

Stay Engaged - D&C 58:27 - Verily I say, men should be anxiously engaged in a good cause, and do many things of their own free will, and bring to pass much righteousness;

Stay Positive - D&C 78:18 - And ye cannot bear all things now; nevertheless, be of good cheer, for I will lead you along. The kingdom is yours and the blessings thereof are yours, and the riches of eternity are yours.

I know what I need to do and I plan on accomplishing it.

Here is a Mormon Message that is one of my favorites:

Sunday, August 29, 2010


First week of Pharm school is over. I have lived in Laramie for approximately two weeks now. I am meeting new people. I have enjoyed my time so far and I think I will have lots of the fun (and stress) the next three years.