My pants weren’t lying.
My belt wasn’t lying.
I weighed in at LA Fitness this morning — 219 pounds. Ooof, that’s fat.
And to think I was actually losing weight before injuring my foot…
Today’s Daily Challenge
Fridge? Counter? Learn the ideal place to store your fruit to keep it fresh and tasty.
Fruit tastes so much better when it’s stored the proper way! Plus, by extending its shelf life, you’ll be less likely to have to toss out soggy strawberries or mushy mangoes. This means more flavorful, nutritious fruit in your life and less in the garbage can.
I should have thought about this for the loaf of cheap bread that I had to throw out this morning because it had mold.
There was very little traffic last night so I was able to get down to midtown much earlier than I had anticipated.
With time to kill I hobbled over to The Barrelhouse for my first return since eating there with ITP-Reader Stacy.
I sat at the bar and ordered a Monday Night Brewing Blind Pirate Double IPA (and got a free pint glass), an order of beet hummus (!) which was served with pita and vegetables, and an order of chicken tenders which was served with fries. I did my best at eating only what my body should have and subsequently left most of the fries.
“Beet hummus?” you say? So said I.
I will hand it to The Barrelhouse, the place that serves dill pickle soup, they have a way of making tasty dishes out of items not known to be in those dishes.
I returned home directly after the iOS Developers Meetup and passed out nearly immediately.
Someone Else’s Pic
Linking to a photo in which I exist. Go ahead, play “Where’s Fatty?”
Crunch Time Begins
For the next three weeks I will be cramming for my entry into the Big Nerd Ranch “Advanced iOS Programming” course. (btw- while in that course this blog may go dark as I am not sure how much free time I will have.) I want to be much sharper than I currently am when I enter the course.
My studying is an extension of yesterday’s “career capital” discussion.
If nothing else my concentration on learning may reduce the time I have to consume food and beer.
You are probably anxious to see me tonight at “Third Wednesday.” Sorry, I shan’t be there even tough I’ll be across the street briefly.
The other day I realized that I have triple-booked tonight (geez, don’t I have anything like an electronic calendar to help avoid this?). After getting a haircut I’ll be winging my way over to Club Opera for the GigaOM Mobility Meetup. I don’t know what to expect from this meetup, especially since I will be arriving over an hour after the start, but as you know I am constantly seeking other avenues for meeting people these days.
Today’s Personal Project
Start getting my professional ducks in a row.
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – disappointed
Current Music – listening to today’s stage of the Tour de France
Website Of The Day – While researching the new ferris wheel that’s been installed downtown I found Atlanta Downtown.
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 – 4 (0 cardio)
Days Of Bed-Making – 0
Vegetarian Meals – 14
Carnivorous Meals – 25
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
- So Good They Can’t Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love — by Cal Newport