Archive for January, 2009

Well, it’s taken almost a month to get to this point. There has been a lot of enthusiasm building around this too. (over 140 members have joined the Facebook group!) So with out further ado, let me out line the contest. Overview / Goal: The Fit in February Developer Challenge has the lofty goal of […]


I emailed this out through the Facebook group about a week ago, but I thought that I should also post it here for anyone not in the Facebook group yet.   I wanted to "officially" announce the judges: Javier Lozano, David Silverlight and myself (Caleb Jenkins). Javier and David are both Microsoft MVP’s, hard core […]


This post is about 1 and 1/2 weeks late. I’ve been a little busy lately between teaching a custom (developing Rich Internet Applications with ASP.NET AJAX and Microsoft Silverlight) class and speaking at Microsoft’s latest technical conference in Dallas on Monday. That being said, let me do some catch up. About a week and a […]


I got a Facebook email today from one of the guys on the VSTS team at Microsoft (Doug Seven), VSTS will donate an 80 GB Zune (Black with the VSTS logo on the back). How cool is that?! So we’re up to a Team Suit MSDN Subscription, a Zune from Bryan Sampica, and now an […]


I’ve blogged before about the eating plan that I’m following and the incredible success that I’ve had with it. Several people that are participating in the Developer Challenge in February have asked me about the products that I’m taking (trying to get a jump on the competition 😉 ). Well, as luck would have it, […]


I love eating out, especially Mexican food! (I did grow up in Southern California after all) I used to order cheese enchiladas with rice and refried beans almost exclusively. Recently I started getting the fajitas and then I made another change to go along with this “getting healthy” thing. I still like fajitas, but I […]


If you are following the contest (and you should be 😉 then you’ll be interested in heading over to the Facebook group that was created today and joining. (If you don’t already have a Facebook account, then you’ll need to create one) It’s not required for the contest, but there’s already some good smack talk […]


Wednesday night I spoke at the North Dallas .NET User Group where I announced this for the first time publically… unless you count twitter (some good twitter feed back as well) So Here’s the deal…. if you’ve seen my new health blog you’ll know that I’ve been having a lot a success lately getting back […]


I really should’ve taken my own advice today (and not do a “daily” weigh in). Yesterday I was 261… today I’m 262 </sigh>. (I’m going to blame the user group pizza from last night)See what I’m talking about? You really can’t look at day-to-day progress, you have to focus on progress over time. It makes […]


I don’t like daily weigh ins. Mostly because I don’t think to hop on the scale every day, but also because I am motivated by progress, and I tend to get de-motivated when there is little to no change. I’m the kind of person that would rather say, “3 days ago I weighed in and […]