At least with the blog. With the four-day hiatus from blogging I completely lost track of my meal counts. And since none of the other numbers that I keep track of were going in the desired direction I’ve decided to pull my monthly counts for the remainder of November. This site will be back in ernest starting December 1.
Today’s Personal Project
Get better. I still ache in many places and I feel as if my life is a complete mess.
Today’s Daily Challenge
Share the names of your three favorite in-season fruits and vegetables.
Eating a diet rich in colorful fruits and vegetables is important all year round, and each season features tasty finds! Produce can help protect you from heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and certain types of cancer, and its fiber content helps fill you up. By sharing your favorites, you may encourage others to share theirs with you, giving you even more healthy fruit and veggie ideas.
- Sweet Potatoes
- Winter Squash
- citrus (oranges, tangerines)
Feed A Cold, Starve The Flu?
Or is it the other-way-around?
Regardless of what I have, I ate a lot of food yesterday — Pop Tarts for breakfast, an egg salad sandwich and a sizable portion of vegetable soup for lunch. I wanted to stop at The Elder Tree Pub to eat some fish-and-chips and to say “Hello” to the night’s bartender Joy, but I knew that I shouldn’t be drinking beer in my distressed condition (and because I am fat), so I went home and prepared some pasta instead.
I attempted to get a good night’s sleep, but tossed and turned for most of the night before waking up before my alarm this morning. At least the morning wasn’t brutally cold so I was able to get up and out of bed with little regret (except for my back pain) and make it into the office early.
Not so much this year, but previous years of traveling for work had earned me a fairly substantial amount of “rewards points” with the Choice Hotels chain. Knowing that I am probably not planning to travel before year’s end I decided to cash in my points for a $50 Amazon Gift Card before my points expire. I received my $50 Amazon Gift Card in the mail the other day and think that I already know on what it will be spent (today’s Website of the Day might provide a clue).
More R&R Tonight
While I’d love to pack my schedule tonight with activities and drinking I think it’ll be best if I just go home and relax, or at least do some chores which don’t require much physical prowess.
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – meh, still struggling nightly
Current Music – listening to this week’s “Sound Opinions” podcast
Website Of The Day – You may not know this about me, but I adore Charles Schultz’ Peanuts. Tis the season to watch the Halloween/Thanksgiving/Christmas specials, all of which I own on DVD. I own the iPad apps for “It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown,” and “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” I am contemplating starting to buy (in print!) and read The Complete Peanuts strip from 1950 to its publication’s ending when Schultz died..
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – not checking until December
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