I know that you, and the majority of the Scientific Community, don’t believe that a drastic change in temperature causes illness, but my body believes otherwise. Call it “coincidence” if you like, regardless I’ve been sick for the past twenty-four hours.
Today’s Daily Challenge
Learn how much sugar is in popular beverages like cola, sweetened iced tea, and sports drinks.
Sugary beverages may satisfy a sweet tooth, but they do so at a big cost to the rest of the body. Many of these drinks are a source of nothing but empty calories (kilojoules), meaning that they offer no nutrients at all. The energy crash they cause a short time after drinking them can leave you feeling wiped-out and irritable. Finally, because many of them are sold in large sizes, they fill you up, leaving less room for healthy foods. By getting an idea of how much sugar you’re sipping, you may decide to drink less or choose a different beverage altogether.
The Answer: a ton.
“The Office”: A Minithon
Last night all I could, and wanted, to do was lie in bed and watch videos. I chose to watch my nightly episode of “The Office,” and then another, and another…. Before I knew what had transpired I had watched at least five episodes.
I am now in what for me is uncharted territory — Season Nine. Season nine is the final season of “The Office” and the only one during which I did not watch a single episode. I’m finding out quickly why I chose to abandon this property — it got very bad. With approximately nineteen episodes remaining in my journey to watch every episode, in order, I shall fight through to the end. Besides, I want to see exactly why Jim, Pam, and Creed are in the “former employees” category — a factoid I accidentally stumbled upon a few weeks ago over at Dunderpedia.
ITP Flickr Pic
I have nothing because I was in no condition to perform photo editing last night.
Atlant’s Traffic: Perfect For Catching Up On Hours Of Podcasts
Because I was sick when I awoke I debated coming into work. Because of this debate my departure from home was later than I like it to be. Because of this I sat in Atlanta’s shitty-ass morning commute traffic.
I cleared over two hours of podcast time (I listen at double-speed) from my backlog of podcasts on this morning’s commute. And, I stopped at Starbucks on Briarcliff/LaVista for a grande pumpkin-spice latte, aka “breakfast.”
Is There Anybody Out There?
I know that this blog has suffered, hell I’m constantly suffering. And I know that we all have been very busy little beavers (some of us more than others).
I miss y’all (Southern charm much?) and would like to know what’s going on in your realm.
Today’s Personal Project
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – wishing I had stayed home from work, glad to not be burning a sick day
Current Music – silence as I type this during a meeting
Website Of The Day – Great time to be a part of NASDAQ, only wish I were further invested.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – 213 pounds (October 21)
Foot Mileage – ~10.1 miles
Wheel Mileage – 0.0 miles
Gym Visits – 0 (0 cardio)
Days Of Bed-Making – 0
Vegetarian Meals – 27
Carnivorous Meals – 25
Marta Rides To Work – 5
Bike Rides To Work – 0
– clean my basement to the point where I could have people over
– hire a plumber to replace my malfunctioning faucets
– submit to important documents, neither of which I can talk about at this time
– walk no fewer than 75 miles
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
- Still Foolin’ ‘Em: Where I’ve Been, Where I’m Going, and Where the Hell Are My Keys? — by Billy Crystal
- Unstuff Your Life!: Kick the Clutter Habit and Completely Organize Your Life for Good — Andrew J. Mellen