It sure it cold outside.

Actually being cold is about the only downside so far of this diet. This low calorie high nutrition diet makes my body use food more efficiently. As a result my body lowers its metabolism, but this also means my body is producing less extra heat. This makes my body noticeably more susceptible to the cold. Oh well I think this side effect is well worth all the benefits I've been having. Other than the cold, I feel great!

That's all for this week. Peace.


Making Video Games and Skating

The weather has been pretty crazy around here in New England recently. For awhile it was in the 60s when it should have been in the 20s. Now it's dropped down to the 30s. The 30s would be a fine temperature for the outdoors except for all the rain we're getting.

So I reckon you're all wondering what I do when I'm stuck indoors. A lot of my indoor time has been spent making a video game. I have no grand illusions of the game I'm working on ever being finished. I'm more or less just practicing at making a game. It's kind of like those brain teaser books that some people enjoy. Only instead of doing crossword puzzles or mazes I write the logic for a game. I find it enjoyable.

In other news I've been moving forward with my figure skating. I'm working on Waltz jumps and have just passed my Delta test. This upcoming Friday I'm supposed to do my Delta musical program. If I pass that I'll officially be at the Delta level. Delta is the last level of the preliminary skating ranks. Up through Delta everyone in figure skating learns the same fundamentals. After Delta testing breaks up into different tracts depending on the type of skating you want to do (freestyle, couple, dance, ...). The next rank I'll get is Freestyle 1. I'm going with freestyle because that's were the big jumps are!


Donating Blood

An interesting thing happened to me while I was donating blood today when they were asking me questions and testing me to see if my blood was good. They lady noticed my pulse was only 47 beats per minute. Evidently any pulse under 50 set off some alarms in the computer which forces a second round of questions. I guess this low of a pulse means you are really healthy or you're dying. I'm pleased to announce that they decided in my case it was because I was healthy. After having a supervisor sign off on the low pulse I was allowed to give blood. I've always had a fairly low pulse, but never this low. My guess is that all this healthy food I've been eating is what lowered my pulse because I don't think I've been exercising any more.

Save a life and sign up on the Red Cross web site today!


Snowy Pictures

Out here in Massachusetts we are way behind in our snow accumulations. We got our first half inch a few days back. Here are a couple of pictures I took on a hike the morning after it snowed.