It’s A Small World After All

My life is strange, but you’ve probably read this space previously so you already know that.

Today’s Daily Challenge
Check to see if you are up to date on having your teeth cleaned.

Dental check-ups and cleanings are an important part of good oral hygiene, but they tend to get lost in the fray of hectic work and family schedules. Going to the dentist can help prevent cavities, tooth loss, and also catch early signs of gum disease.

Considering I had mine checked and cleaned a week ago, I’d say that I’m okay.

It’s A Small World After All
I drove up to Dunwoody Village to have my first physical therapy session for my foot (which actually felt pretty good this morning — the first time in a long time). As expected went through the rigamarole of discussing the issue, having the therapist do some measurements, and getting some exercises/stretches to perform. The therapist also did some ultra-sound on the foot, which was something I had never had done to me before.

As I was doing my final exercise, ten minutes on a stationary bike, which is rather “interesting” with on foot booted, I looked across the room and thought I saw someone I recognized from years ago. Keep in mind I don’t wear my glasses when I exercise. The woman started walking my way and said “You look very familiar.” I replied “Hi Amy [last name removed].” and smiled. She returned with “Paul!”

This Amy was a good friend of a woman I dated a decade ago. Amy was also friends with ITP-Reader Barb after my breakup. I am pretty sure the last time I saw Amy was when she volunteered for the first (?) Muscle Mountain Mania ride seven or so years ago.

I’ve read that humans are wired to remember faces. Regardless, I am excellent at remembering people, though my ability to remember the person’s name is not as sharp as it used to be.

I Fell Back Into The Taco Mac Habit
It was a tough day at the office and since I was still smarting from Monday night’s workout there was no way that I was going to head to LA Fitness. I did what I normally do in this situation, I lured some of my coworkers to Taco Mac (it’s not that hard to twist their arms).

I did alright over at Taco Mac, noshing on chips and queso and having a few beers, but this remains a habit that is highly detrimental to my weight loss goal.

ITP Flickr Pic
I had taken a photo of a magazine I saw at the physical therapist’s office called “Rehab Insider.” I posted the image to Flickr along with a comment that when most people associate “rehab” and “me” physical therapy is not what first comes to mind. I deleted the photo since the cover showed a singular man and I feared that people might think that the photo was of me.

I’m Still Standing
This whole standing thing is harder than I thought, even considering that I sat for most of yesterday afternoon as I worked alongside another developer in her cubicle.

As desired I am starting the day standing today but I can see myself taking respites during the day. I have a daily status meeting (which ironically used to be a daily “stand up” meeting) which I will try to use as my first break of the day.

It’s Individual Time Trial Day
Not for me, but rather for the TdF riders.

My Arms Will Be The Deciding Factor
I want to go to LA Fitness tonight to continue what I restarted on Monday. However, my biceps and forearms are still very sore and not strong so I may have to skip and delay my return until tomorrow morning (I have plans for tomorrow night).

If I decide to bag my workout tonight I will most likely make an appearance at “Third Wednesday” at George’s; I hear their will be cheese curds tonight…

Today’s Personal Project
Watch my stories, and by my stories I mean my programming tutorials.

Stats & Goals
Current Mood – sore, tired
Current Music – listening to today’s stage of the Tour de France
Website Of The Day – If I can make some time in my schedule today I will check out Weight Training.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – I think if I am to check any time soon I will get severely depressed

Foot Mileage – 0.0 miles
Wheel Mileage – 0.0 miles
Gym Visits – 1 (0 cardio)

Days Of Bed-Making – 0

Vegetarian Meals – 9
Carnivorous Meals – 11

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

July Goals
– get my foot to stop hurting
– return ITP-Reader Martha’s coffee percolator to her

- return ITP-Terri’s crutches to her

- not get sick

- 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

  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
  4. The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy — by Douglas Adams
  5. Amazing Things Will Happen: A Real-World Guide on Achieving Success and Happiness — by CC Chapman

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13 Responses to It’s A Small World After All

  1. Barb says:

    Now I need to call/txt/email Amy. It’s been forever since I’ve talked to her.
    Hope the PT helps.
    Did you talk more than just saying hi?

  2. We talked briefly, nothing big. She was working and headed out to lunch as I was finishing up.

  3. Martha says:

    totally off topic but I’m working from home today and I just saw an ad for a new show “Top Hooker”. Ah but not to worry, it was on Animal Planet, it’s about fishing.

    I’m trying to get motivated for a run, it is like soup out there right now. I might forced to the gym…I’m just now sure I can face it out there (yes, I’m totally being a big baby).

    Looks like we get to start moving forward with the renovation again, a new contractor has been picked!

    When I was in PT for my knee a few years back, I had to be careful about switching PT and rehab…of course that was then, I’m guessing it wouldn’t be as much of a problem these days.

  4. Steve says:

    Check your calendar- tonight would be second Wednesday, and that is another organization….

    I’m working from home as well, and after arriving home about 10:30 last night from the Games meeting, I’m glad to have that extra hour or so of sleep.

    I remember Amy, always seemed like a fun type.


  5. Barb says:

    Went out for a walk down here, it is very very humid. Walking on the beach at high tide is a bad idea, no solid sand, & you really need to watch out for the waves coming in when wearing shoes.
    Wondering if Chantal will mess up our weekend plans.

    Martha, hope this contractor works out!

  6. Gah! I thought that seemed quick for “Third Wednesday.” Thanks. Perhaps I’ll force myself into LA Fitness with this new intel.

  7. Stacy says:

    Phew! I almost freaked out about that Third Thursday thing — don’t make the summer go too fast! But thanks for the curds reminder. I will definitely be there next week. 😀

    Congrats on the contractor hire, Martha! Fingers crossed it all goes well this time.

  8. Martha says:

    Wait, now we have a Third Thursday?? 🙂

    Guess what? It’s raining…again.

  9. Steve says:

    I’m hearing some big thunder and I’m missing 175 lbs of dog!!

    Tomorrow, we’ll take a little headcount of who is coming down on Saturday. The mizzus is planning on some pork butt bar-b-cue- trust me, it’s worth the trip.

    I’ve been given a pass Saturday, beginning at 2PM, so I may be able to enjoy myself after all. I know there will be some drinking!!

  10. Stacy says:

    Yikes! LOL!

  11. Steve says:

    Stand down the National Guard. Farley is back from his ramble.

    And it’s raining… again.

  12. Windy and threatening along the Northern Front but no sign of precipitation.

  13. Barb says:

    Gorgeous breezy weather down here. Thought about going to read on the beach, but might be too breezy. I’ll sit here on the patio, I can still hear the waves, just can’t see them.

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