I got so swept up in the excitement of getting prepared for my Advanced iOS Programming class that I did the one thing I never expected to do again — request my Facebook password so that I could join the Facebook group associated with the class. I knew that Facebook had never deleted my account, something apparently harder to do than curing cancer or abolishing the national debt, so I knew that it would be possible to log in again once I remembered the email address I signed up with initially. Ick, I feel dirty. It should be duly noted that I have absolutely no interest in logging in often and checking walls, or any of the other time-consuming activities that led me to “delete” my account in the first place.
Today’s Daily Challenge
Learn about signs and symptoms of prescription drug abuse.
Although most people take medications the way their health care providers prescribe them, more people than ever are taking prescriptions for nonmedical reasons. Some commonly prescribed drugs (such as narcotic painkillers, anti-anxiety medications, sedatives, and stimulants) can lead to addiction if misused and can be very dangerous, often leading to short- and long-term health consequences. By checking this list, you’ll see what the symptoms of prescription drug dependency look like.
Due to circumstances beyond my control I wound up working until 7pm last night. Because of this I decided to stop for dinner along the way home even though I had tons of tasks that needed to be accomplished at the house.
As I entered Mezcalito’s I saw ITP-Readers Terri (aka “Star Whore”) and Pat sitting eating. Oh, if I only carried Terri’s crutches everywhere I go… I stopped by the table, chatted briefly (they had already had food in front of them so I didn’t wish to delay them), and requested some suggestions.
After much deliberation I went with the chips and salsa appetizer and an order of fried chicken with mole for my entree. Have I mentioned my theory that fried chicken is the new bacon (read “next big thing”)? And for my drink? A Coke. I’m one step closer to drinking water with my meals.
I need to stop eating out.
I also need to stop working until 7pm.
ITP Flickr Pic
Still nothing. I still need a major change in habits.
Continuing To Drain My Health Savings Account
My poor HSA. Between doctor visits for the flu or injured foot and physical therapy I am putting a major dent into it.
I am writing today’s blog post from bed because after looking at my arms this morning it appears the poison ivy/oak that I mentioned yesterday is spreading, not abating. Prior to heading into the office I’ll be swinging by Dr Nick’s office to see if they’ll give me a steroid shot to kill off this mess as soon as possible. It’s hard enough meeting women while I struggle with low self-esteem and a casted foot (though this has started many conversations with strangers), I don’t need the unsightly signs of poison ivy/oak to make matters worse.
Today’s Personal Project
Return to LA Fitness for some weight training.
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – meh, tired of needing medical attention
Current Music – listening to the “Generational” podcast; they’ve recently changed part of their format and I may be abandoning this podcast soon.
Website Of The Day – I get a chuckle out of AsapSCIENCE’s YouTube channel.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – 219 pounds, checking again this afternoon
Foot Mileage – 0.0 miles
Wheel Mileage – 0.0 miles
Gym Visits – 6 (0 cardio)
Days Of Bed-Making – 3
Vegetarian Meals – 20
Carnivorous Meals – 38
Marta Rides To Work – 0
Bike Rides To Work – 0
– 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
- 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