There Is Something About Thursday

I worked until 6:45pm last night, drove home to get a jacket, and was going to head over to The Shed for dinner. My plan was to leave the house around 8:00pm, but when that time rolled around I wasn’t really all that hungry and decided going out to spend money on food and drink when I really didn’t need to was silly. Sometime around 8:30pm I made two small gringo quesadillas (taco shells with some cheese between them, heated in a pan) for dinner. I think I passed out on my bed well before 10:00pm.

Today’s Personal Project
Do something “blogworthy” today. 🙂

Today’s Daily Challenge
Lie on your side, raise your upper body and top leg, repeat three times, and switch sides.

This challenge works muscles all over your body! You should feel a stretch in your arms, legs, hips, abdominals (the muscles above your belly), and obliques (side abdominals). Strong abdominal muscles in particular are an important part of a strong core, which helps you with everyday activities and contributes to a healthy back.

I’ll add this to my stretching routine if I make it to the gym tonight.

Is Mother Nature Playing An Extended April Fool’s Joke?
It’s April 4th and I was sleeping under a blanket and comforter, and even had to turn the heat on briefly to knock the chill out of the air.

Is this not Atlanta Georgia?

ITP Flickr Pic
Still no new photos. DANGEN!

One of this weekend’s many missions is to stock my photo library with decent shots.

Tonight? Workout Perhaps?
Because of the chill and the pain in my body from three mornings of workouts I decided to skip getting up early and heading to the gym.

Trying to be a proactive workout person (and to some degree wanting to start a new audiobook) I have packed a bag and hope to make it to LA Fitness tonight. Of course today’s weather may chase everyone indoors tonight which won’t make this task any easier…

Stats & Goals
Current Mood – trying to work my way to happy
Current Music – silence as I type a bit before heading to a meeting
Website Of The Day – If you are a television junky (and I am not) you may find Follow Shows interesting. Of course with the return of “Arrested Development” and “Mad Men” I may be watching more soon…
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – sadly, 212.3 pounds

Foot Mileage – 0.0 miles
Wheel Mileage – 0.0 miles
Gym Visits – 3 (1 cardio)

Days Of Bed-Making – 0

Vegetarian Meals – 7
Carnivorous Meals – 2

Marta Rides To Work – 0
Bike Rides To Work – 0

April Goals
– not get sick
– lose two pounds
– walk/run no fewer that 50 miles
– lift weights at the gym no fewer than eight times
– finish at least two of the books I am reading
– take at least one box of things to Goodwill
– post at least ten photos in the blog
– drink a lot less alcohol
– prepare a house repair plan and budget
– return ITP-Reader Martha’s coffee percolator to her
– return ITP-Terri’s crutches to her

2013 Goals: Measurable
– Get my weight down to 190 pounds so that I can wear a 36″ waist pants comfortably
– Completely read ten books, audio books permissible
– Dissolve Sharpened Stone
– Save $500 for the sole purpose of donating to charitable organizations of my choice
– Completely run at least one 10k
– Fix all (or at least most) of the things which are wrong with the ITP Estate

2013 Goals: Unmeasurable
– Simplify, simplify, simplify
– Continue backing up all data, including the off-site storage
– 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)
– Take two real vacations, perhaps one abroad
– Take a more proactive approach to meeting women (read “stop being such a pussy”)

Books I’ve Read/Heard In 2013

  1. Pages 1.7 for iPad (Timestompers Guide) — by Sean Wells
  2. 60 Mountain Lion Tips — by David Sparks and Brett Terpstra
  3. The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business — by Charles Duhigg

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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11 Responses to There Is Something About Thursday

  1. Steve says:

    “Do something blogworthy”??? Oh my. I’ll leave my phone on in case you need bail money.

    I got home just ahead of the rain last night and got the horses outfitted in their rain attire. They weren’t really happy, but I doubt there is much as miserable as a cold, wet horse.

    And speaking of cold and wet, the dogs looked at me like I was crazy when I threw them into the rain at 4:45 this morning. I know if they had thumbs, they would be emailing the ASPCA right now.

    Barb- sushi sunday is a deal! Have you been to East Atlanta Thai Sushi? Somewhat between us and always a favorite!


  2. Barb- sushi sunday is a deal! Have you been to East Atlanta Thai Sushi? Somewhat between us and always a favorite!

    Perhaps I’ll sit across the street at The Argosy with a long lens and record the evening paparazzo-style. 😀

  3. Martha says:

    Wow, already 11am. I bet the rest of the day just creeps along.

    I was hoping yesterday’s early morning track workout with Sarah was the start of something but no, I stayed in bed until 6:30, no workout for me today. Jerry didn’t get up either, I think 3 days of work is taking its toll on him 🙂

    I’m really okay with the weather, before you know it we will all be bitching about the heat and humidity. I did realize yesterday when I was at Lowe’s that I had my garden planted sometime around the beginning of March last year, I’ve done nothing this year yet (might not since I don’t know where we will be living).

    Looks like I will probably take off for Madison tomorrow after all…since Sarah wants to be on the road by 7:30am Saturday. I’m going to need all the time they have if I’ve got any hope of finishing…

  4. Barb says:

    Steve- I think we met you guys there many moons ago.
    I’ll call, text, or FB on Sunday & we can come up with a time?
    Allan will be all excited, we don’t go out for sushi often enough for him.

    My computer screens at work are giving me fits today – the windows I have open won’t stay where I put them. I just rebooted for the 3rd time – so far so good for now. Very aggravating.

    I was packing the cooler for the weekend last night – if we drink all the beer & wine I’m bringing, we will have some massive hangovers………

  5. No “if” Barb, “when.” Man I wish I could drink as much as I want to these days. Sooner or later I will need to abstain for a week and get my blood work done again.

  6. Martha says:

    I hardly drink anything these days, every time I have a drink I start to think about how terrible I will feel the next day, takes a lot of the fun out of it.

    That being said if I do somehow manage to finish the whole ride on Saturday, I may not care.

  7. My drinking rarely gets me to the next-day crappy feeling these days; I made sure to type “rarely” and not “never.” 🙂

    You are a warrior Martha. You. Will. Finish!

  8. Barb says:

    Martha – you are CRAZY, but it will be a fun ride, just remember to pace yourself, Sal (& Sarah) will set the pace fairly high if you aren’t careful.

    Paulie- seriously, we have WAY TOO MUCH alcohol in that cooler, I really dont’ think we could drink it all. I do plan to share.

  9. Steve says:

    It sounds like too much fun will be had this weekend.

    Martha, are you riding the century with Sal?

  10. Martha says:

    That is the plan, Steve, that is the horribly bad, not at all thought out plan.

    Sal said it would be an adventure…an adventure for Sal will most likely be a death march for me. If I don’t make it will someone make sure Nibbles wears black to my funeral???

  11. Steve says:

    I know you’re tough… you can take it. We will all wear black. 🙂

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