Though I will totally miss my exercise goals this month (thanks, foot) I have designs on returning to LA Fitness again on Monday.
Today’s Daily Challenge
Write the serving size on the front of the box or bag of your favorite snack.
Nutrition labels are very helpful – if we pay attention to them to begin with and then remember what they say. When information from that label isn’t top of mind, it’s easy to double or triple the serving size without realizing how much we’re eating. You’re more likely to be mindful about what you’re eating and keep snack portions in check if the serving size is written front and center on the box, bag, or container.
This is a good suggestion. I bet you will find at least one food item whose “suggested” serving size is much smaller than the quantity you normally consume.
Who knew that the suggested serving size of a six-pack of beer is only one can?
Same Routine, Different Location
With traffic being complete shit (what a surprise for the Perimeter Mall area) my boss and I hoofed it over to Tin Lizzy’s Cantina for some drinks and dinner. While there we saw one of Taco Mac‘s former waitresses and had a decent time being served by another young lady. I had two beers and some “Mexican” food before heading out of the area some time around 8:30pm.
Don’t Tell Me That I Don’t Shop Local First!
I made a stop at Total Wine & More in preparation for today’s scheduled “Field Day” at work (even if it doesn’t rain it’s going to be a bit muggy today). What, you don’t buy beer at 8:30am?
It’s not that the ITP Estate is suffering from lack of beer options, but in order to bolster my stash I purchased some beer from Jailhouse Brewing, Monday Night Brewing, Red Hare Brewing, and Wild Heaven, all “local” crafters. Obviously missing from my selection is Sweetwater and Red Brick, the two largest local brewers around. I would have purchased a six-pack of Raleigh’s Lonerider Peacemaker Pale Ale, but Total Wine only stocked their Shotgun Betty Hefeweisen, a style of beer I don’t really fancy.
ITP Flickr Pic
Nothing to share today.
RIP Dick Trickle
Oh, not what you are thinking about at all…
No, yesterday former NASCAR driver Dick Trickle apparently took his own life up in North Carolina. I’m not a NASCAR fan, instead Trickle was introduced to me in the 1990s when his finishing position was always mentioned by either Keith Olbermann or Dan Patrick on ESPN’s SportsCenter (aka “The Big Show”).
Another Big Weekend Ahead
I hope that the rain doesn’t cause too much grief for the East Atlanta Beer Fest (has it really been ten years since the first?). As for me I will be at The Shed for their wine tasting.
If both the weather as well as yours truly aren’t too shitty by tomorrow night I will be going over to Decatur for the Springfest at Twain’s where Atlanta’s own Gringo Star will be headlining.
By the end of evening I will have a clearer understanding about my future.
One way or another Sunday will be a recovery day.
What do you have going on this weekend?
Today’s Personal Project
Make plans about many facets of my life.
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – okay, though I am in need of some skill updating
Current Music – listening to a recent “Tips From The Top Floor” photography podcast.
Website Of The Day – I wish that I had though to write TapHunter.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – checking today
Foot Mileage – ~3.0 miles
Wheel Mileage – 0.0 miles
Gym Visits – 0 (0 cardio)
Days Of Bed-Making – 0
Vegetarian Meals – 23
Carnivorous Meals – 21
Marta Rides To Work – 0
Bike Rides To Work – 0
– return ITP-Reader Marthaâ€™s coffee percolator to her
â€¨- return ITP-Terriâ€™s crutches to her
â€¨- not get sick
â€¨- lose three pounds
â€¨- exercise at least twenty-five of Mayâ€™s thirty-one days
â€¨- finish at least two of the books I am reading
â€¨- take at least one box of things to Goodwill
â€¨- post at least ten photos in the blog
â€¨- drink a lot less alcohol
â€¨- 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