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    Friday, August 31, 2007

    Simple tips

    Many of you know that 2 years ago I changed my diet and exercise end up losing 70 lbs.  And believe it or not, I've only gained back about 10 lbs, mostly in muscle.  I recent told my story to someone who didn't know the old Rob and she wanted some tips.  So here are the fundamental principles to how I lost the weight..

    1. Eat breakfast, with some protein. You'll feel fuller, and your body won't go into fat-storing mode.

    2. Exercise every day. That doesn't mean a full workout every day, but at least get up and get moving (take a walk!) so you form the habit.

    3. Eat six times a day: three meals, three healthy snacks. That's Body for Life in a nutshell.

    4. When you do work out, go hard: sprint intervals instead of jogging, and challenging weightlifting instead of boring routines. Muscle burns fat.

    5. Eat lots of protein, and avoid processed foods as much as possible.

    And remember, if I can do it, so can you!

    Kenya-Based Green Belt Movement Adopts GIS

    Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai recently embraced GIS technology for use in her environmental organization, the Green Belt Movement. She eloquently described her tree-planting mission and the role that GIS plays in mapping and managing the plantings when she spoke at the 2007 ESRI International User Conference in June. Read the article.

    Thursday, August 30, 2007

    Bring Back Geography

    Global Net

    Jerome E. Dobson's article in the most recent issue of ESRI's ArcNews is a must read for anyone asking, "What is geography?" and, "Why do we need to bring it back?" In the article, Dobson, geography professor and president of the American Geographical Society, discusses the discovery, purging, and importance of geography and gives examples of what people can do to help restore geography to government, business, and education at all levels.

    Quote of the Day:
    That's right. 'Tain't yours, and 'tain't mine.
    --Mark Twain
    (when friend said that a certain rich man's money was "tainted")

    Thursday, August 23, 2007

    Lewis brings home millions for local institutions

    Redlands Daily Facts - Lewis brings home millions for local institutions

    When my family and I were in DC a few weeks, we stopped by Congressman Lewis office but he was busy on the House floor voting and debating issues facing America.  But one of his staff gave my wife and kids a great tour of the US Capitol building. We even got to sit in the US Hose of Representatives camber and watch our government in action.

    US Capitol

    Visualizing Your Database

    Content from the  Commercial Demo Theater at the 2007 User Conference, is now online [PDF-2.94 MB] the presentation by Steve Trammell, ESRI Corporate Alliances team lead, and Bob Hazelton, Business Analyst Online product manager, on ESRI's activities in the business intelligence markets. The presentation includes discussion of applications, alliance partner solutions, and ESRI's spatial online analytical processing (OLAP) add-on.


    Quote of the Day:
    We need not all agree, but if we disagree, let us not be disagreeable in our disagreements.
    --Martin R. DeHaan

    Monday, August 20, 2007

    Health on the run: How to stay healthy while traveling

    Good article with tips on staying healthy on your next business trip.

    Health on the run: How to stay healthy while traveling : 60 IN 3

    Quote of the Day:
    Civilization begins with order, grows with liberty, and dies with chaos.
    --Will Durant

    Friday, August 17, 2007

    Top 9 Fitness Myths -- Busted!

    Good article form WebMD 

    Top 9 Fitness Myths -- Busted!

    Quote of the Day:
    It is better to suffer wrong than to do it, and happier to be sometimes cheated than not to trust
    --Samuel Johnson

    Tuesday, August 14, 2007

    August Update

    I haven't written much lately but so I wanted to give you a quick update.

    My family and I had a great vacation...  We spent some time in Washington DC, Southern Virginia, Myrtle Beach SC and Columbia SC.  I'm slowing posting photos from the trip on my photo blog. 

    The trip was great but now I'm busy planning catch-up here at work and with projects around the house.

    I'm also sharing a few non GIS blog post I read on a new link blog if you are interested.

    Quote of the Day:
    Restlessness and discontent are the first necessities of progress.
    --Thomas Alva Edison