I skipped LA Fitness this morning and with a 9:00am conference call looming this blog will be a shorty. Ha, that’s what sh… oh, never mind.
Today’s Daily Challenge
Use a smaller spoon or fork than you usually do at one meal or snack today.
Using smaller silverware forces you to slow waaay down! Many of us eat too quickly and finish our food long before the brain gets the message that the stomach is full. Eating too fast also prevents us from savoring each bite. By slowing down how much you can take in at one time, you’ll be more engaged with the food, and it may even seem like there is more on your plate.
Silverware? What, am I part of the bourgeois?
File Under: Better Than Nothing
In part to get some exercise as well as have any justification to go out for dinner and drinks last night I went for a three-mile walk after work. It was the first time I did a Dunwoody walk in some time. My foot held up fairly well, though it is a bit tender this morning.
My boss and I went over to Twisted Taco where we sat at the bar, apparently looking like a gay couple again, and watched the Braves game on TV.
Speaking of the Braves, I am considering going either Friday night or Sunday afternoon, weather dictating which, because my beloved Mets will be in town.
ITP Flickr Pic
I’ve Gone Nuts For Almonds
As I have mentioned in the past I occasionally drink almond milk these days, and recently I started eating more nuts — almonds among them. While strolling the aisles of Target the other day the boxes of “Nut Thins” nearly leapt out and hit me. And because of the conversation between ITP-Readers Martha and Jenka, I naturally bought a box (Sea Salt).
I don’t know why I didn’t realize that “Nut Thins” were made from almonds, given the almond’s seemingly unlimited potential, but I didn’t.
My verdict: “Nut Thins,” at least the Sea Salt variety are really good. Though when eaten nekkid they have a bit of a rice cake flavor to them, but when paired with something like a nice mini-Babybel chunk of cheese they are quite delicious.
West Siding It Tonight
Tonight I’ll be heading to the west side, Terminal West to be exact, for the My Jerusalem show; oh, some guy called “Peter Murphy” is headlining the My Jerusalem show. This assumes that I find parking of course…
Today’s Personal Project
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – stressed out
Current Music – silence at the moment
Website Of The Day – Perhaps I should spend time on the Stress Relief Pig website today.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – walking, ~3.0 miles
Morning Weigh-In – checking tomorrow
Foot Mileage – ~3.0 miles
Wheel Mileage – 0.0 miles
Gym Visits – 0 (0 cardio)
Days Of Bed-Making – 0
Vegetarian Meals – 1
Carnivorous Meals – 2
Marta Rides To Work – 0
Bike Rides To Work – 0
– return ITP-Reader Martha’s coffee percolator to her
- return ITP-Terri’s crutches to her
- not get sick
- lose three pounds
- exercise at least twenty-five of May’s thirty-one days
– 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
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
- Pages 1.7 for iPad (Timestompers Guide) — by Sean Wells
- 60 Mountain Lion Tips — by David Sparks and Brett Terpstra
- The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business — by Charles Duhigg