Hello and welcome back to your Just another Friday at ABG Capital blog post! Let’s jump right in and see what’s been going on in the office this week.
First and foremost I’d like to extend a warm welcome to our newest employee, Santhi Arjunan. Santhi will be working with our Development team as a Java Developer. She earned her education in India and has been a Pittsburgher since 1989. Santhi has two daughters and enjoys spending her spare time cooking, taking walks and caring for others. Having worked at a large organization in Pittsburgh for the last 13 years, Santhi really knows her stuff and we’re happy to have her as part of our team!
Before I jump into our ABG Capital Biggest Losers updates, I want to mention a blog post that we’ve prepared for next week. Building your own startup is always a scary thing. Our blog post will help guide you through the process and ensure that your startup will be a success.
And now for your weekly updates for our Biggest Losers Challenge! Today marks the end of the 4th week and also the half-way point of the competition. As you know, each week comes with a challenge for the participants. This week’s challenge was to keep a food journal. Everyone had to write down everything they ate from the moment they woke up to the time they went to bed.
We know that everyone is always attached to their phones so we suggested using My Fitness Pal and Livestrong, which are two different apps to help keep track of everything eaten during the day. These apps are great because they count calories and calculate your fat, protein and carb consumption. They’re also FREE to download!
As for the actual challenge, the participants were to track their daily food intake and then they would earn points based on these seven factors listed below.
- Ate a healthy breakfast
- Ate a healthy lunch and dinner
- Had 2 servings of fruit and 3 servings of vegetables
- Ate healthy snacks
- Drank 8 glasses of water (at least)
- Avoided bad foods
- Watched your portion control
This was a really great challenge because it shows you your eating habits, and you might be surprised! If you’re trying to become a healthier person, then start keeping a food journal and write down everything you eat no matter how big or small it is. It’ll hold you accountable for what you’re eating and hopefully you’ll start wanting to swap out the bad stuff for the good stuff.
Now that we’ve covered all of this week’s ABG Capital highlights, we want to share a few updates from the Month End Meeting that was held today:
- Award Season: We’re in the process of going through the Best Places to Work in Pa and Best Places to Work in Western Pa surveys. We ranked on these lists last year and we can’t wait to share our rankings for this year!
- May Employee of the Month: Mark Fleckenstein
- June Honorable Mention: Jed Blazanin
- June Spotlight: Jenn Williams
- Promotions: Cameron Nutter was promoted to a Level 2 Technical Support Rep
Congratulations to everyone who has received some fantastic recognition his week!
Thank you for checking out the ABG Capital blog and we hope you have a great weekend!Tweet