1. Winning at Chipotle. I usually ask them to put the sour cream in a cup so I can divide it in half. Either way the salad bowl without dressing is a great meal. The dressing alone is 270 calories of “vinaigrette”.

    Winning at Chipotle. I usually ask them to put the sour cream in a cup so I can divide it in half. Either way the salad bowl without dressing is a great meal. The dressing alone is 270 calories of “vinaigrette”.

     
  2. Can we just get real for a minute?

    In a desire for change, I decided to go for a shade of strawberry blonde. Not sure if I will keep it but I’ve enjoyed trying something different. I’ve had a myriad of responses: “I love it!”, “OMG. What did you do to your hair?”, and everything in between.

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    I’m a designer. I’m gay. I have no shame in either fact. Yet it still amazes me how many designers or gays are judgmental. Part of being a great designer is always refining your world. Perfectionism is a natural tendency because you always expect better. I judge myself.

    To be real, real honest, there have been times where I have to check myself not to have an emotional response to feedback. Whether it be external or even internal.

    When I shattered my kneecap in December that made it very difficult to work out. I put on extra weight. Part of this was emotional eating and a good portion of it was immobility. Even now, months later, I’m finding it more difficult to keep up with the routine that I had before. I get tired easily. Sometimes I slip up and let my emotions talk me out of the very routine that will help me physically improve.

    Empathy is something the world could use more of. Myself included. Take a pause. Step back and look at the whole. Get to the “why” of the matter. “Oh wow, he put on a ton of weight. Lazy. Tisk.” Perhaps, there were underlying circumstances that affected that outcome.

    Going back to design, creating a great user experience is similar. Instead of looking at something one dimensionally, try to find the root cause. What is the user really trying to accomplish, struggling with, etc.

    I’m still working on my goals.

    However, I’m doing a heavy dose of soul searching to figure out why my actions have been counteractive to my good intentions.

    I won’t give up. I can’t. It just may take longer than I anticipated.

    Plus, ugh, cupcakes.

     
  3. Tired yet push. Gym done!

    So tired but I finished my workout. Sometimes I feel as if they aren’t good enough compared to those lifting the heavy stuff. Then I remind myself that I’m working on my core or baseline. Injury set me back but I’m doing just as I should in this moment. My workout is good enough for the stage that I’m at now. As is.

     
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    In order to maintain a healthy weight, I end up cooking a lot. This is a great lifehack on how to cut cherry tomatoes in half.

     
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    Sugar: Hiding in plain sight

    While sugar is easy to spot in candy, soft drinks and ice cream, it also hides out in foods you might not expect — including peanut butter, pasta sauce and even bologna! Robert Lustig decodes confusing labels and sugar’s many aliases to help determine just how much of that sweet carbohydrate makes its way into our diets.

    This video shows you the other half of sugar labeling that you may be missing. So much of it is in the food being sold at supermarkets.