Tomorrow’s Daily Challenge
Ask yourself if you’re hungry the next time you get ready to eat a sweet or salty snack.
We use food to fill our stomachs when we’re hungry, but sometimes we may also use it to deal with our feelings. The problem with emotional eating is that people rarely reach for healthy foods – instead, it’s usually foods like ice cream, potato chips, and candy that take center stage. By thinking before biting into that snack, you may realize that you aren’t hungry and are eating as a way to handle a feeling. This might prompt you to do something else, like go for a quick walk or share your feelings with a friend or co-worker.
Oh the pounds I would shed if I could follow this…
Hosted By Dreamhost
In the end I decided to mingle at the Dreamhost event at Ormsby’s. The event was very well organized with each attendee receiving two free drink tickets, a decent catered meal, and a night of fun activities.
This was my first trip to Ormsby’s, which is on the westside and sits among the businesses in White Provision; it is easily missed if you are not looking for it. I’ve been to that area numerous times and had not clue where Ormsby’s is. The bar is fun, a multi-level space carved out of the old meat-packing plant, that offers decent beer, food, and fun activities such as darts, shuffleboard, bocce, and board games.
I mingled the best I could, played a few games of bocce, and once I realized that I was not going to win any of the door prizes made my way out.
A Day Of Repair
I have a podiatrist appointment this morning and a physical therapist appointment this afternoon. Additionally I want to make my way to LA Fitness for a strength conditioning workout.
Oh, and there is that pesky thing called “work” to which I need to attend as well.
A Weekend Of Fun Ahead
Though I will neither be a riding nor running participant I’m looking forward to seeing folks tomorrow at Summer Slacker and Sunday for Cheesy Yellow Sunday Run.
Also on the docket this weekend:
– yard work (weather permitting)
– house cleaning
– donation gathering
– future planning
It’s going to be a busy one…
Today’s Personal Project
Go to LA Fitness.
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – meh
Current Music – listening to the encore presentation (read “rerun”) of yesterday’s Tour de France stage.
Website Of The Day – .
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 – 2 (0 cardio)
Days Of Bed-Making – 0
Vegetarian Meals – 11
Carnivorous Meals – 15
Marta Rides To Work – 0
Bike Rides To Work – 0
– get my foot to stop hurting
– return ITP-Reader Marthaâ€™s coffee percolator to her
â€¨- return ITP-Terriâ€™s crutches to her
â€¨- not get sick
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
- The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy — by Douglas Adams
- Amazing Things Will Happen: A Real-World Guide on Achieving Success and Happiness — by CC Chapman