After three months of not doing much in the way of exercise it should come as no surprise that I am dismayed with the current state of my body. Tomorrow begins a new month, and with it comes a refocusing on the three priorities in my life:
- Dropping my weight to something below 190 pounds
- Pushing my project out the door and make headways into another effort
- Determine what path I want to head down in regards to the rest of my life
Have I a plan? No, not really other than to start paying more attention to these aspects of my life.
On the whole May wasn’t the greatest of months. By now, three months post-accident, I expected to be healthy and back on a road bike. Neither of which has occurred. I spent a large portion of the month working and only time will tell if that was a wise time investment. The highlights of the month included getting out to see some live concerts again, which will be how I end the month tonight by going to see Okervill River perform at Variety Playhouse.
Green Eggs And
Ham Corned Beef
Sunday morning I headed over to Grant Park to visit the Grant Park Farmers Market. While far from the most economical trip, I did manage to pick up many wonderful things for my consumption.
On Sunday and Monday I snacked on a loaf of H&F Bread Co bread. Yesterday’s lunch was an omelet made with three of the twelve fresh eggs — including one that had a light-green shell — that I purchased at the farmers market. Last night’s dinner was a roast of white carrots, zucchini, summer squash, and turnips — all purchased on Sunday morning.
I should have been playing a game on The Price Is Right because I wasn’t sure how much money I started with in my wallet (I know that I had more than $30) when I arrived at the farmers market, but when I left with my booty I had but one dollar remaining. With that one dollar on The Price Is Right I could have purchased a neeeeeeew car!
About the only thing I ate after my visit to the farmers market which I didn’t purchase there was the corned beef that I had waiting in my refrigerator for preparation. Not to be a traditionalist I cooked the corned beef with orange carrots, white turnips, red potatoes, (not really red) beets, and red cabbage. As could be imagined after 4.5 hours of simmering the resultant water a was quite red in color. While the meal, eaten with a non-sweet honey mustard also purchased at the farmers market, was quite satisfying it was a little dominated by the amount of cabbage that I put into the pot.
From memory (in order of acquisition) here is a list of items purchased on Sunday morning — multiple items on a line indicate purchase from the same vendor:
- small bunch of beets ($3)
- small group of summer squash and zucchini ($4)
- honey ($6?) and honey mustard ($5)
- loaf of multi-grain bread ($6)
- head of red cabbage ($4)
- puff pastry topped with pumpkin seeds and summer squash ($3, eaten on the drive home)
- some red potatoes, bag of carrots, small bunch turnips, and a dozen free-range eggs ($14 total)
I forgot that I wanted to get the names of each of the businesses from which I purchased. Had I remembered to do so I would have included that information in the list.
I arrived a little before 10am and heard from those around me that the crowd was pretty small. Sunday morning is a convenient shopping time for me, so I’m sure that I’ll return some day. However, if it’s too much of a hassle to shop due to crowds I’ll make concerted efforts to support the East Atlanta Farmers Market on Thursday evenings.
ITP Flickr Pic
What? A photo?
On Saturday I met up with some friends at The Majestic prior to doing a little photography at High Museum of Art.
After the High I had my first Yeah! Burger (we went to the Westside location) before swinging by The Gear Revival and then Hop City — where you can now purchase growlers (half-gallons of draft beer sold in reusable/refillable glass jugs)!
After returning home at 2:30am from a long, unusual Friday it was no surprise that the rest of Saturday was a wash.
Not A Memorable Memorial Day
I’m not sure how I managed it, but all day yesterday I was sick. It could have been from the scant amount of yardwork I did on Sunday, or perhaps that I spent the rest of Sunday in the basement with the air conditioning running. Regardless, yesterday was spent laying about, making numerous failed attempts to write some code, and being a bit bummed that there was no way that I’d be able to even consider making it to the Moonlite hash in order to celebrate the twelfth anniversary of the day that I ran my first hash. All in all it was a pretty lousy day and waste of a paid vacation day from work.
It’s A Sign Of The Times
Well it’s happened, I received my annual property tax assessment for the ITP Estate and the assessed value is now less (by about $30k) than what I paid for it in 1999 — and this doesn’t take into account the repairs which must be executed prior to any idea of selling it. While I realize that a lower assessment results in lower taxes (though this just means the Government will spend more time seeking other ways to take our money) it does put a damper on the idea of selling the ITP Estate any time soon.
Thankfully, I’m not upside-down on my mortgage but I’ll be the first to shake my head and exclaim “Oh really?” when people talk about house purchases being a great investment.
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – bummed, tired, still somewhat sick, and need to rally for my first orthopedist appointment later this morning
Current Music – silence at the moment
Website Of The Day – The eggs I ate yesterday were from Gregg’s Eggs.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – starts again tomorrow
Foot Mileage – 0.0 miles
Wheel Mileage – 0.0 miles
Pushups – 0
Situps – 0
Stairs – 0 flights
Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 0 (0)
Vegetarian Days – 4
Carnivorous Days – 26
Marta Rides To Work – 0
Bike Rides To Work – 0
– “Completely” recover from the bike crash
– Not to get sick for the entire month (dammit, I almost made it!)
– Not get fired from my job
– Run at least once
– Eat vegetarian no fewer than five days
– Lose three pounds
Go out on a date with someone else
– Read an entire book, specifically The Laws Of Simplicity
2011 Goals [will be a little more fluid than in past years]
– Reduce my weight by 25 pounds based on the my weight as measured on February 1st
Completely read the book Daily Negations which I received as a Christmas gift.
– Run Sharpened Stone as a real business — one which does not get penalized.
– Save $500 for the sole purpose of donating to charitable organizations of my choice
– Attend at least one professional photography workshop
– Enter no fewer than three photographic competitions / gallery showings
Ride in no fewer than five 50 mile or 50K bike rides
– Run in no fewer than
two one half-marathon
– Submit at least one application under the name “Sharpened Stone” to Apple’s iOS store
– Continue backing up all data, including the off-site storage
– Become a proficient programmer in Objective-C
– Do not create a solution for something which is not a problem
– Eat smaller portions