Eliminating Waist

I'm about 13 days into my 30 day adventure and I've lost about 12LBS. I am pleased with my results so far, but I'll confess that black coffee first thing in the morning is just dreadful - so I've been adding just a touch of skim milk but no sugar. Oatmeal is starting to grow on me too. Finding time to exercise remains a challenge, but I have been good about walking 30-45 minutes each day. Today, for instance, I walked from the "B" concourse of the Atlanta airport to the "E" concourse, and then back to "A", and then returned to the "B" concourse for my outbound flight. I think this was a good way to kill lay over time at the airport. And, for those of you not familiar with the Atlanta airport, this distance is just a bit short of 2 miles.

In other news, I've done some interesting research lately on GREEN IT, cost cutting, saving power, and the value of performance management and tuning. I hope to blog about this soon on www.ibmdatabasemag.com.

In the meantime, I encourage everyone to remain focused on personal growth and achievements that are within the power of your control. Daily personal successes make it easier to deal with national and international news.

Have a fantastic day,

Happy New Budget 2009

Farewell 2008 - Welcome 2009

2008 is behind us, but the news media suggests we will need to endure 2008's financial hangover well into 2009. Perhaps you've heard "It is going to get worse before it gets better". I loathe negative thinking like this. I mean, who hasn't heard of "self-fulfilling prophecies"? Negative thoughts and negative energy beget negative consequences. It wasn't long ago that Oprah was promoting " The Secret". If you haven't read the book or watched the movie, I suggest you add this to your accomplishments list for Q1 2009.

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