Whole Wheat M&M Oatmeal Cookies

Noom really did change my life. One of those changes was a complete lack of healthy treats that I would consider to be a reward. This oatmeal cookie was the first thing I discovered that has enough sweetness to make me happy while at the same time is filling enough that I only need toContinue reading “Whole Wheat M&M Oatmeal Cookies”

Creating a Dynamic Section for a Shopify theme

Dynamic sections are a neat bit of functionality that you can leverage in a Shopify theme. You can place them statically in page templates that you create just as you would static ones. Dynamic sections, however, can be added to your store’s homepage when you customize it through the admin dashboard. When you add oneContinue reading “Creating a Dynamic Section for a Shopify theme”

Nocking Point Coffee Club Membership

Well, I decided to treat myself to a little Christmas present this year with a membership to the Nocking Point Coffee Club. In case you didn’t know, Nocking Point is a winery in Walla Walla, Washington, co-founded by Stephen Amell, the actor that plays Oliver Queen, a.k.a. the Green Arrow, in the TV series Arrow.Continue reading “Nocking Point Coffee Club Membership”

Cookpad – I've donated 4 trees

In my post Noom life, I have discovered that a lot of recipes that I used to like to make result in food that just isn’t that good for me. That shouldn’t be a shocker since junkie food is tasty food but it is frustrating. So I’ve started looking for new healthy recipes and updatingContinue reading “Cookpad – I've donated 4 trees”

AWS Secrets Manager names are suffixed!

Secrets Manager in AWS is a great little service for stashing credentials and other sensitive materials that an application you develop might want to use. Classic examples are database passwords. There is a gotcha that you need to be careful about when using it though. When you create a secret, you have to give itContinue reading “AWS Secrets Manager names are suffixed!”

Noom worked for me: Owning What You Eat

The title sums it up for me; Noom really did work. From September 1st to the beginning of December, I’ve lost over 30 lbs. I’m not going to lie. Dropping that kind of weight comfortably has been life altering for me. My running has improved dramatically. Last week, I had a personal best of 20Continue reading “Noom worked for me: Owning What You Eat”