This and That 02/09/08

Odds and ends from surfing adventures:

How I spent last Tuesday evening:

My office building is about a half-mile from the location of the video. Locally, three people were killed; overall, 54 people died Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning as a result of this weather system. I consider myself blessed.

On a less somber note:

Leo Babauta of shares 17 Fitness Truths To Get You In Great Shape, things most of us already know but maybe need to be reminded of now and then. I plan to used it as a periodic checklist to make sure I’m staying focused on the right things.

When my life is kind of jumbled (as it seems to be quite frequently), I eat on the run. The one place I try to find when I’m looking for something quick and easy is Subway, which made me especially grateful to find 17Tips to Cut Calories at Subwayfrom financeandfat. I’m not sure wy the number 17 is suddenly so popular, but anytime I can find ways to cut calories in smart ways, I’m happy.

And here’s What Do Richard Simmons and Arnold Schwarzenegger Have in Common, a really good article from Weight Loss Without Worry that talks about belief in ourselves and how we grow it.

“We develop belief just like we develop muscle — with exercise.”

How much do I love this quote?

And finally, if you’re having trouble sticking to your goals, you might consider putting out a contract on yourself. Check it out at