Oh man, I am not killing it this week. Last night’s shitty-ass weather / traffic convinced me to go to Twisted Taco with my boss instead of heading home as I was supposed to do. I nearly got into an accident driving the half-mile from the office to Twisted Taco. While there we were joined by a few others we knew and I wound up staying there until 10:00pm; at least by then traffic had subsided.
Today’s Daily Challenge
Eat one chromium-rich food, such as lean meat, whole grain bread or cereal, nuts, or asparagus.
Chromium is a trace mineral that is essential to how the body regulates its blood sugar levels. Many diets are low in chromium, but it’s easy to get a tasty boost from foods that are rich in this micronutrient.
I am not going to eat asparagus, the rest are fair game for me.
Last night was another night of poor sleep. Thankfully last night I was able to get back to sleep relatively quickly. So while I am tired now I am hoping to catch a second-wind and not be quite as tired as have been the last few afternoons.
A look at my ITP statistics this morning revealed that I had switched my meal counts. Given that I spent last weekend with the Raleigh Royalty, who are vegetarians, I ate no meat then. When I returned on Monday and updated my meal count I accidentally scored all of my vegetarian meals as carnivorous. This has been rectified.
ITP Flickr Pic
Back to having an empty photo tank.
Tonight I’ll be going to Buttermilk Kitchen for their monthly fried chicken dinner. As I thought about this while I was getting ready for work I realized that this will be the third dinner this week that I will consume some form of fried chicken.
I believe that fried chicken is the new bacon.
Of course I have been wrong before…
If it is at all feasible I will be snapping some iPhone photos of the courses delivered so that I will post tomorrow.
Today’s Personal Project
Have fun at Buttermilk Kitchen despite I know that I’ve paid for two seats and was unable to get a date.
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – meh
Current Music – listening to a recent NPR Music podcast
Website Of The Day – Finding yourself with too much free time (not me) they you may want to try to discover new (to you) television shows using Televisor.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – I have decided to check once I return from Big Nerd Ranch
Foot Mileage – 0.0 miles
Wheel Mileage – 0.0 miles
Gym Visits – 0 (0 cardio)
Days Of Bed-Making – 0
Vegetarian Meals – 17
Carnivorous Meals – 6
Marta Rides To Work – 0
Bike Rides To Work – 0
– still TBD
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
- Born Standing Up: A Comic’s Life — by Steve Martin