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Feed Diet

I don’t know how to find out how many feed I follow, and I don’t really want to know the truth. But today I am starting a feed diet. I am a news addict and this i one way to reduce the time spent looking at my feeds. There is a few that I don’t even read, or have probably never read, but I at times I found it too hard to unsubscribe to them. In the new netnewswire I can just click on the feed article to unsubscribe from the feed (GENIUS). I am going to document a few that I am unsubscribing from and a little reason as to why.

Cult of Mac – They don’t show the full posts in the feed. I only really subscribe for the mac chick of the month, who I haven’t cared for some time anyways.
Hypbot – It was interesting to read about how artists should promote themselves and I have learned quite a bit, but I am no longer in that business.
Neatorama – They just steal content from others sites who I follow. I will not miss anything here as it will be duplicate content.
GigaOM – Too business for me.
Fatlace – I love looking at the car pictures once a year, but it is just too much for me all the time.
slashgear – I don’t know why i signed up for this site.
Fubiz – The posts are great and beautiful, but I never look at them.
Achthung baby – I used to like the music posts, but I haven’t listened to one in quite a while.
WSJ.com: Speakeasy – Copy and pasted the title, I have never opened a link from them.
Techcrunch – Hacker news will post something that I am interested in from there.
Ars Technica – Same as above.
Geekolinks – They just steal content.
ProBlogger – I don’t care enough about being a pro blogger
Dajaz1 – I don’t liten to the music that they post as much as I should
A List Apart – I don’t need to understand what the web is about

Thats it for today. A lot of these post too much and some maybe post once a day. So this will help my feed diet. I will do this again this week to bring my feed count even lower.

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It all started with a Picture – Or How I Gained Muscle and Lost Weight

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I have never paid attention to my weight growing up and I always thought that I was skinny. I saw the picture above and I thought, wow, I have a belly. It wasn’t much of a belly, but I was definitely overweight. I wasn’t exercising much during this time and I was drinking a lot of soda and sugary drinks up until this point in my life. This was around the year 2010 that I first noticed it and started to do something about it.

At this time is when nike came out with the running tracker, So I thought, hey I am going to start running. So I went to the apple store and bought the thing that you put into your shoe and went out for a run. I had never ran in my life, I had never willingly exercised in my life either. This was a new world for me!

So im out running and I am not really paying attention and I step into a planter and twist my ankle. I come home two minutes later and erin asks, I thought that you were going to go for a run. That was my first running experience, And I thought it was my last, I had given up on running thinking that my ankle would never let me run.

So I started to think about it, running is good for the heart, and it is good for the lungs, and most importantly, it is good to be able to run away from zombies (for the record I don’t think that there is going to be a zombie apocalypse, but it is a fun reason to exercise). I have always had weak ankles and I left it at that, never thinking that I could fix my body. But that kept on my mind for a while, And I googled how to strengthen your ankles. One of the two exercises that I saw was to just stand on one ankle when you brush your teeth, And the other was lifting dumbbells with one foot. I started doing both of these things religiously.

This was the start of me working out. This is the first part of me.