Episode 10 – Changes

by The Shrinking Man on February 21, 2011 · 5 comments

in Check In

Greetings, friends! Back with another check in, but worry not! Philosophy cannot be far behind.

There is no Promo this week, but I just had a column published in Issue 4 of Flying Island Press’s magazine Flagship. It is a paid online magazine, but I encourage folks to check it out. Not just for my column, but for all kinds of new fiction being written by authors trying to make a name for themselves.

Enjoy the show. See you soon!

Show notes included below.

Show Notes:

  • Welcome!
  • Off to the scales…
  • Promo – Flagship, Issue 4, featuring stories like:
    • Ovid’s Legacy – by Chris Ward
    • Martin the Dictator – by Jason Palmer
    • Broken Dolls – by Philip L. Tite
    • All Elves are Stupid – by Jeromy Henry
    • The Sideways Machine – by Richard Zwicker
  • Weigh in
  • Week in review
    • Back injury.
    • Four of Five exercises done.
    • Started Couch to 5K.
    • My food has been good this week.
    • My office is moving. Chaos ensues.
    • Lessons learned: Try new variations.
    • Moving forward: Focus on priorities.
  • Feedback!
  • Sign off
  • End credits

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imjustlori February 22, 2011 at 9:16 AM

The Chex Mix hit us as well. I’m starting to wonder about the quality of the ingredients, especially the peanuts.

But hey! Way to go on the Couch to 5K! I’ve talked about starting that, but well, it hasn’t happened yet. I think my current problem is that the get up and go got up and went without me.

I had a profound thought yesterday, that you’ve probably already thought (or talked about, and it finally hit the right part of my brain). People complain that healthy cooking and eating don’t fit in their lifestyle. That’s the wrong way to think about it. You have to adjust your lifestyle to accommodate healthy cooking, and eating, and exercise.

And so, I shall adjust. Thanks for being such an inspiration, Doc!


The Shrinking Man February 22, 2011 at 10:13 AM

Thanks! One of the odd things about exercise is that once you start doing it, it makes it easier to keep doing it. Kind of the joy of momentum…

I haven’t heard a lot of complaints about healthy eating not fitting into your lifestyle. I’ve actually heard more people talk about not being able to afford to eat healthy food. Junk food always seems to be cheap and plentiful.

I think that part of the issue is that people have some kind of notion about what it means to eat healthy, and that notion isn’t 100% correct. You really need to look at how you eat and find out how healthy your current food is. Then you see if you can alter what you already eat to make it more healthy, or if it is so bad that you need to cut it out. And of course, you need to get a feel for your portion sizes. You could be eating healthy food, but just having too much of it.

As long as you keep making progress, it doesn’t matter how much progress you make.

Thanks for listening!



imjustlori February 22, 2011 at 1:37 PM

For me, part of the cost of good food is time. I know we can afford healthier choices at the store, and shop the edges. But planning ahead so that the time to cook is built in to my schedule…well, I’ve gotten out of the habit.

It’s so much easier to pop some frozen thing, pumped full of preservatives, into the oven than it is to get the potatoes in early to bake, whip up that easy-to-make real food cream sauce, or remember to just thaw–then use–the dang chicken.

I’ll keep at it. 🙂


The Shrinking Man February 22, 2011 at 5:36 PM

Actually, one of my go-to meal solutions for days when I am low on points is what I call a Triple. It consists of a frozen entree that is one of a variety of meats, a package of frozen vegetables, and a 90-second rice packet. Everything cooks in the microwave, and it is very filling and low calorie.

You can find convenience foods that fit in with your diet, you just have to look for them. Lifestyle and Diet need to meet in the middle.



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