I was but one temptation away from completing my second consecutive day of vegetarian eating. And then I remembered the leftover breakfast sausage patties.
I’d type “nom nom nom” but I despise that over-used phrase from years ago.
Today’s Daily Challenge
Trade a sugar-sweetened beverage for water, no-sugar-added juice, or skim or low-fat milk.
The typical 32-ounce (1 liter) sugar-sweetened soft drink contains about 400 calories (1940 kilojoules) and no nutrients at all. Drink a glass of 100% juice or skim or low-fat milk instead, and you get important nutrients like vitamins A and C, calcium, magnesium, and potassium, which your body needs to stay healthy. Water is the best thirst-quenching drink there is, both free and easy to find.
You can take away my sugar-sweetend beverages but you’ll have to pry the glass of full-fat milk out of my pudgy, cold, dead hand.
Out Walking In The Mist
Monday’s weather forecast for yesterday never mentioned rain, and technically it never did. However there was more than enough mist in the air as I walked around the Perimeter Mall area.
I’m trying to get myself back into a daily exercise routine again, but am finding it difficult. Late nights and alcohol don’t help.
Well, I Did Know The Were Inside The Perimeter
For about a year I’ve been touting this iPhone app called Cycloramic (oh, it looks like they are now developing an Android version too. Meh.) that allows you to take a panoramic photo by placing your iPhone 5 on-end. The clever developers of the app figured out that you could use the iPhone 5 vibration to spin the phone! Talk about ingenious.
Turns out that the developers are based in Atlanta and were recently featured on the ATDC (Advanced Technology Development Center) website
Second Place Is First Loser
But sometimes it’s also worth $25 in house cash.
Instead of the Braves game (and the tempting thought of Tasty China) I headed to Dunwoody Tavern with coworkers. We had no intention of playing Team Trivia when we arrived, but hey, I can be rather persuasive.
“We’ll play the first half and see how it goes.” I said.
By the end of the first half we were near the top and hooked.
Sure, we missed a few. “Bridget Jones”? Who the hell has ever hear of her?!?! But we kept getting answers correct.
We were in fourth place when given the final question.
Put the following Richard Gere movies in chronological order starting with the earliest.
- First Night
- Dr T and the Women
- Pretty Woman
(that is not the correct order, btw)
We got it correct and finished in a solid second place.
Viva La Lavanderia
Oh the dirty laundry pile was high, so I packed up the clothes in preparation for tonight.
Today’s Personal Project
Do laundry, do something that resembles exercise.
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – tired, fat
Current Music – listening to my Hüsker Dü channel on iTunes Radio currently playing The Jesus & Mary Chain “Stoned & Dethroned”
Website Of The Day – I listen to a podcast called On Taking Pictures and on the latest episode they mentioned this interesting Ontarian photography project called About Face.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – I check again some day. For today I’ll just call myself morbidly obese
Foot Mileage – ~33.1 miles
Wheel Mileage – 0.0 miles
Gym Visits – 0 (0 cardio)
Days Of Bed-Making – 0
Vegetarian Meals – 31
Carnivorous Meals – 29
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