Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Live Strong

I recently discovered Livestrong.com during class (lecture was particularly boring that day). While I set my goal to lose 1/2 pound per day, I'm really more motivated to track my calories out of curiosity. I mean I really have no clue how much I eat. Maybe this will be revealing and help me make better food choices. Here are the sad results from my first day:

"You are about 1,834 calories over your recommended daily level for February 23rd, 2012.

"Your total calories consumed for this day: 4,038 [and burned off 204, leaving you with a net of 3,834 calories].

The truth is that this is not my typical daily caloric intake, but it is pretty funny that this is how I did my first day. Every day since then I have been over my calories, but not as much. Today is the first day that I'm actually under my calorie goal:

More than anything my left-brained nature is fascinated by all the statistics, graphs, and analyses that can be produced with a relatively small amount of daily input. Pretty cool!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Anson Wilder Manning

Burke and Julia had their second baby boy last Thursday night. There's something about his first name that seems to just roll right off my tongue.

Friday, April 8, 2011

#7 - AOA-PAC

Number 7 reason why I love being out here in Columbus is AOA-PAC. Last year I did this, and this year was even better, because I got to go on some Utah visits (Senator Hatch, and Congressman Chaffetz).

We were pushing HR bills 1219 and 1195 to put optometrists on equal grounds with the other primary health care doctors on medicaid (like we already are on medicare), and to include optometrists on the National Health Services Corps bill so that we can get student loan forgiveness for providing eye care to underserved populations. Call me if you want an explanation of all this.

Or you can watch this video... maybe it will help. See if you can find me at time 5:10 of the video. I'm wearing a purple shirt and a blue lanyard.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011


Finally catching up on old blog posts from the family, and realizing that many of you may not be aware that certain serious eye problems can be detected within the first year of life. InfantSEE is a program where optometrists provide FREE eye exams to children ages 6 months - 1 year. Call your optometrist and ask if they are an InfantSEE doctor, or go to InfantSEE to find a participating optometrist.

Cheesy, but truthful video below:

Thursday, October 28, 2010

#8 - AAVGC

Reason #8 why I love Columbus is the African American Voices Gospel Choir. I saw an ad for this student organization on campus, and decided to join. :) We have rehearsals Wednesday nights, and last night we had auditions for Edify, the elite choir... results were in this morning and I made it! Search for my name here.