Another day of prying on pants that should fit comfortably. Because of this I’ve deemed my current fatty situation as “always something there to remind me.” I’m trying to rectify this deficiency…
Today’s Daily Challenge
Plan to leave ten minutes early for your destination one time this week.
When we have increased stress, we become a lot less productive! While we’re rushing around, it’s more difficult to concentrate, mood swings are more common, and as a result our relationships at home and work may suffer. Adding a cushion of time by leaving ten minutes early gives a buffer that can help make the day more manageable for you and for those around you.
Silly rabbit, I am the perpetual early bird. If I leave ten minutes earlier than I normally do I’ll most likely get to my destination forty minutes early.
Ack! I Forgot Again?
Yesterday was supposed mark the return of my “Monday Big Three” and I forgot. So for this week let us call it the “Tuesday Big Three” instead.
- Super Secret Project: Suffice to say that I can’t divulge the details of this multi-part project but it’s long overdue and potentially life changing (for me at least). In associated with this project I even did something strange yesterday, I ordered a physical book from Amazon.
- Clean up my basement.
- Gather another box of things to take to Goodwill.
After work I decided that I’d rather return to walking instead of going to LA Fitness for weight training. The weather was warm, I had the right clothes and attitude for walking, and I figured that I’d be able to knock out a few podcasts while trekking.
It’s been quite some time since I’ve gone for a “long” walk considering I can’t recall the last time I had done it prior to my late-April injury.
I chose to limit last night’s walk to fewer than five miles when along the way I felt the undeniable sensation of hot spots occurring on my feet.
Like I said, it’s been quite some time since I’ve gone for a “long” walk.
By the time I returned to my car I’d covered 4.75 miles at an apparent blistering pace (see what I did there?). Actually, my pace was not so blistering after all; it was nearly 17:45 / mile. According to the MapMyRide (which I use for walking too) I also burned 630 calories. Nice.
Post-walk I headed home to watch a little television, eat some rice for dinner, and let my jets cool off.
This morning my feet hurt a little (still a bit hot) and my left foot hurts (tendonitis) no worse than it has recently.
I shall attempt to do these sort of walks a lot more often again.
ITP Flickr Pic
“I Assume This Guy/Gal Became Somebody’s Breakfast”
This guy (or gal) (or both?) was on my carport last Friday when I left for work. Suffice to say he/she/it was not there when I returned home.
Perhaps The Eight Time Is The Charm?
In the mail last Saturday were forms sent to me by the lab company (that has been billing me monthly since my physical performed January) that I was supposed to mail to my insurance company.
That’s right, the only way that this fiasco could get stranger is to require the patient to mail forms from a MegaLab to a MegaInsuranceCorp so that one can pay the other. What. The. Fuck.
After speaking to MegaInsuranceCorp for the eight time about this matter they informed me that I could fax them (when will we finally rid ourselves of the fax machine?) the forms and they would process them.
I’m not holding my breath, however. I’m fully expecting to be billed again in October by MegaLab and have to call MegaInsuranceCorp for the ninth time. I’m hoping that I am wrong about this.
Apple Announcement Day
I know, Android is soooooo much better than iOS. This is the constant sentiment I read these days. Yadda, yadda, yadda.
Today Apple will announce their next generation of iPhone(s?) and perhaps iPads. While I have little interest investing in a new iOS device at this time I certainly have a vested interest in seeing where the iOS platform is going — I need to milk this profession for another fifteen years or so.
Today’s Personal Project
Lavenderia night. I thought about getting another walk in today but I need to return to working out at a cautious rate in order to avoid further injuries.
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – fat, and starting to rectify this
Current Music – listening to a “Depeche Mode Cover Story” podcast from Coverville
Website Of The Day – As I always do for Apple’s announcements I’ll be tuned into Engadget for their coverage.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – walking, 4.75 miles
Morning Weigh-In – Since I didn’t make it to LA Fitness, I could not check
Foot Mileage – ~4.75 miles
Wheel Mileage – 0.0 miles
Gym Visits – 0 (0 cardio)
Days Of Bed-Making – 0
Vegetarian Meals – 9
Carnivorous Meals – 11
Marta Rides To Work – 0
Bike Rides To Work – 0
– exercise no fewer than twenty days (and I’m starting on Day 3 so I have my work cut out for me)
– clean my basement to the point where I could have people over
– hire a plumber to replace my malfunctioning faucets
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
- Who Am I: A Memoir — by Pete Townshend