Well it’s happened again, I’m rotund. I’ve been here before and I know what to do — exercise more, consume less.
I’ve been using the cooler weather and increased pressure of work as convenient scapegoats for my laziness, and it shows, right around my midsection. I’m fat and unhappy about that and am going to start changing as of today, even though we are entering a traditional calorie-rich time of year.
Instead of racing down to attend the Atlanta iOS developers meetup tonight I’ll be attempting to get a bit of exercise.
Today’s Personal Project
Today’s Daily Challenge
Pretend you’re a flamingo: Stand on one foot for 30 seconds, then switch and stand on the other.
Our sense of balance tends to decline as we age. Good balance is important for many everyday activities, including going up and down stairs. A strong sense of balance also helps prevent you from tripping and falling, so making like a funky flamingo can help keep you safe as you go about your day-to-day routine.
I should try this.
I’m Too Fat For This
I joined ITP-Reader Terri, her husband Pat, Tony, and ITP-Reader Betsy’s neighbor Susan at One-Eared Stag to celebrate ITP-Reader Betsy’s birthday. We ate family style ordering some appetizers, and a couple of fried chickens with sides of green beans and sweet potatoes, and some pot de creme desserts. Of course we also had a few bottle of wine with dinner as well. The food was good, not stellar, but good. We were graciously comped the appetizers we ordered because the owners know Betsy.
After dinner Betsy, Susan, and I headed to The Elder Tree Pub for a few more beverages and to chat with Joy, a woman who has worked at a couple of East Atlanta’s establishments.
The night was a lot of fun, but as I mentioned before I need to avoid evenings like this for awhile.
Step 1: Using The Steps
One of the easiest ways for me to start rectifying my deficiencies is to start taking the stairs at work instead of the elevator. I started this practice again this morning, and by the time I reached the sixth floor I was huffing and puffing, and breaking out in a sweat.
RealiTV Update: The Amazing Race — I Think That I’ve Been Eliminated
Yesterday I realized that I have not seen The Amazing Race for the past three weeks — and I’ve not missed it.
For some reason this season never resonated with me, in addition to the irritation that “The Twinnies” provided.
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – displeased
Current Music – listening to last week’s “The Mac Show” podcast
Website Of The Day – Last night I heard about camogie — the female version of hurling in Ireland. Apparently camogie is played in this country, by women like Joy, our bartender at The Elder Tree
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – am going to check again on Monday
Foot Mileage – ~11.7 miles
Wheel Mileage – 0.0 miles
Pushups – 0
Situps – 0
Stairs – 0 flights
Days Of Bed-Making – 10*
Vegetarian Meals – 26
Carnivorous Meals – 29
Pancakes Eaten – 2
Marta Rides To Work – 0
Bike Rides To Work – 0
2012 Goals [will be a little less fluid than last year]
– Get my weight under 200 pounds, or at least whittle myself back down to where wearing a 36″ pant size is comfortable
– Completely read ten books, audio books permissible
– Run Sharpened Stone as a real business
– Save $500 for the sole purpose of donating to charitable organizations of my choice
– Attend at least one professional photography workshop
– Ride in no fewer than five 50 mile or 50K bike rides
– Run in no fewer than one one 10K
– Submit at least one application under the name “Sharpened Stone” to Apple’s iOS store
– Restore the ITP Estate to a condition where it can be put up for sale at any time
– Buy a new
iPhone (iPhone 5), a new iPad (iPad 3?), and MacBook Air [look, not all goals have to be altruistic]
– Continue backing up all data, including the off-site storage
– Become a proficient and profitable programmer in Objective-C
– Do not create a solution for something which is not a problem
– Eat smaller portions
– Start, and continue, to make my own bread using my bread machine as well as using the technique outlined in Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day: The Discovery That Revolutionizes Home Baking
– Read and discard magazines during the month in which they arrive (even digitally)
– See more live concerts than I did in 2011
– Drive/Fly somewhere for a real vacation
Books I’ve Read/Heard In 2012
- Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me — Mindy Kahling
- Flotsametrics and the Floating World: How One Man’s Obsession with Runaway Sneakers and Rubber Ducks Revolutionized Ocean Science — Curtis Ebbesmeyer
- God, No! — Penn Jillette
- The Elephant to Hollywood — Michael Caine
- Here Comes Trouble — Michael Moore
- How We Decide — Jonah Lehrer
- Steve Jobs — Walter Isaacson
- Death of a Salesman (Penguin Plays) — Arthur Miller
- Fahrenheit 451 — Ray Bradbury
- White Jacket Required — Jenna Weber