30 Pounds Lighter

This is a big deal to me.  Apart from that time in my early 20s when I lost 50 pounds in 8 months because I stopped working pizza delivery, I’ve never had this much success at losing weight.  I can’t give chronic illness all the credit for pushing me to make the change, but it…

Make 2019 a Success Story

I’ve decided to start sharing my featured articles from the monthly newsletter I put together at work.  It’s currently being published for seven apartment properties across Texas.   The New Year is upon us, and like they say, it’s the first blank page in a 365-page book. If you feel up to the challenge of a…

Pokemon GO!

We interrupt your regularly scheduled Stone of the Week to bring you this update on what the hell I’ve really been doing all weekend!  Pokemon Go released just days ago and already massive communities are growing around the game.  If you’re unfamiliar, Pokemon Go is an augmented reality game for your phone (my phone can’t…

Even More Ways to Win!

I can’t believe it’s been a month already! Last month, I shared a fitness tracker program called Nerd Fitness Academy. If you aren’t familiar, it’s a diet and exercise program that incorporates RPG themes. You choose a class from a handful of standard archetypes (warrior, ranger, monk, etc.), and build a fitness regimen around that…

Nerd Fitness Academy

Last year, my boyfriend pointed out a program called Nerd Fitness Academy.  At the time, it required a subscription to do anything, but this year they’ve opened up an app on the site that allows you to track progress for free.  You don’t get the workout and diet content that comes with the subscription, but…

The Benefits of Spinning Poi

My arms are definitely a trouble area, and I’d love to get a good workout centered around my upper body without weights or expensive equipment. Enter poi. Poi spinning is not something I’d ever really considered as a workout. I thought it was just something fun you could do at a club or festival. Like…