Eat the Way You Want to Eat

Hi Folks,

I’m changing it up here.  I am not posting a review, and I am not critiquing anything.

I began to pay attention about my weight since 2002, when being overweight was making me unhappy.  I’ve focused on one goal since then, calories.

As long as I stick with a caloric budget most of the week, then I’m fine.  I’ve tried Atkins, and I succeeded.  I tried South Beach for a little bit, and I succeeded.  But I love that 1-2 days a week feeling, when I am on the see-food diet.  I love bad food, who doesn’t?  If I cut bad food completely out of my diet, then it’s back to unhappiness.

Today, it is National Cheeseburger Day.  But, I managed to get a great workout in, and I stayed within my caloric budget.

So my message is, whatever diet you are trying to accomplish, eat the way you want to eat.  If it’s fruits/veggies, vegan, low carb, low caloric, enjoy it, and be happy.



Words of Summer Wisdom

Enjoy the Summer, because it isn’t going to last…

which is why I am sitting outside on this gorgeous Tuesday Morning. I go to work in less than 90 minutes, but I had to take my I-Pad and my wireless keyboard so I can enjoy the moment.

Being outside really clears my thoughts too. Most of us don’t have glamorous jobs and don’t enjoy going to them; however, simply being alive to enjoy Summer is all I’m focusing on right now.

I’m done at 5, just a short shift today. Dinner plans are to grab a few subs for the family and eat them outside. I just can’t get enough of this weather!

Next time, you start to think about how your life is not picture perfect, gather your thoughts and get outside to enjoy the moment. Thank you!


I am switching gears for my blog. Watching last week’s episode of “Food Court Wars” really inspired me to blog about food.  Tyler Florence was in Michigan this past episode, and they introduced a food blogger from Detroit.  She gets about 30,000 hits a week on her blog.  I have such a passion for food, so why not blog about it?  So here we go…

Yesterday my brother Bryan and I came up with a plan to eat at a semi-local mexican grill establishment called, “Burrachos”.  It is one of our favorite resturants in Wausau, Wisconsin.  Bryan has the same passion for food as I do.  It makes our life more enjoyable and exciting.  We hit a speed bump in our plan; I had to work till close due to a miscommunication between myself and my staff. I was determined to go to Burrachos with or without my brother.

When I got done with work, I texted Bryan to find out if he was still going with me to dinner.  He said, “Oh Yes”!  We go there and decide to keep it as healthy as possible.  We keep a semi-strict low calorie diet, where we can splurge once in a while.  One of my favorite entrees there, if staying healthy, is the Burrachos Salad.  It consists of a bed of lettuce, your choice of meat, beans, veggies, salsa, cheese and sour cream.  I usually get shredded beef, sour cream, cheese and hot salsa, but I decided to get chicken last night. Bryan ended up getting the 3 soft taco entree.

What makes Burrachos great is their chips and queso blanco dip.  It is exactly like if you were in a sit-down mexican restaurant.  That is what keeps us coming back to Burrachos.  We ended up purchasing our own cup of queso blanco sauce and splitting a bag of chips.  If you are on a calorie diet, and you want a really tasty meal, Burrachos is the place for you.   A meal like this, can range from 750-950 calories, very reasonable for a place like Burrachos.

I would like to finish this blog by rating my experience.  I am going to base it on a typical grading scale.  Last night’s meal I would have to give a B.  I grade a meal based on the food itself, food preparation, mood, the atmosphere and the consistency of the restaurant. Getting done from a 12 hour day makes a difference in going to a restaurant from having a day off.  There could have been more toppings on the salad too, but they were ready to close in a half-hour, so they might have a procedure for closing the day.  Plus they only had 2 people working, so it took a little bit longer to pay the bill.  Burrachos is very consistent on the flavor of the food, which was fantastic, so that gets it a better grade A B is a pretty darn good score despite the non-food factors.


Don’t Stop!

Don’t Stop!

Whatever your dream is, keep busting your butt, and someday you will achieve your goal.

Picture yourself as an established business. You built your client list. Social media is booming. Customer satisfaction is at its peak. Ask yourself…

Is there room for improvement?

ALWAYS! Whatever your job may be, there is room for improvement. There are always opportunities to add more clients. The place I work at now, has been in business since 1969, yet when I am helping customers with their payment and delivery setup, it is their first time buying something.

Keep building relationships, even if your established and profitable. The growth is infinite, no matter the economy.

Your New Life Awaits You

Hi Everyone,

If you are in need of a life change, and are suffering from depression, I have a website that you should visit.  It is called  My client fell into a rough patch in his life and created a website offering tips on how to live a more balanced, healthier lifestyle.  There aren’t any gimmicks.  My client is truly, honestly wants to share his life experiences with you.  If you like a blog, or particular article, I would encourage you to comment on it.  My client wants to hear your thoughts!

I am blessed to have been hired to promote his website, because it is an awesome website.  You can tell the content of his blogs and articles are written with passion, meaning from personal experiences and the heart.  I know when I am blogging, posting, tweeting, etc., my most well-written content comes from the heart.

My client and I just launched a Facebook page called “Health Life Meditation”.  My client is going to be updating his Facebook page regularly, so if you want the latest healthy lifestyle tips, “Like” his page to get his tips on your newsfeed.

Get out of the dark side, and join Health Life Mediation.  Enjoy helpful tips on how to live a balanced, healthier lifestyle.  Have fun!