I now realize why my pants aren’t feeling looser, I’m not losing weight. I thought that with the exercise I’ve been doing this year that I’d be shedding some weight, but I guess that I’ve managed to compensate with extra caloric intake. DANGEN!
Desired: 180.0 pounds
Actual: 218.5 pounds (April 11, 2016)
I’ve a long way to go…
From C To Shiny SE
On Friday afternoon I meandered over to the Apple Store inside Perimeter Mall to discuss iPhone upgrading. I was fortunate to find a lull in the otherwise frantic action of an Apple Store to immediately talk to an employee, explain what I was seeking, and inform him of the “issue” I was having with my iPhone 5c. Before I knew it I was buying a new (gold? whaa?) iPhone SE with 64GB of storage, and getting $100 for my iPhone 5c. Admittedly $100 isn’t much for a functioning iPhone, but it was two years old and had a broken SIM card tray which would make selling it on eBay or Craigslist problematic; it was worth the immediacy and convenience for me.
The new iPhone is exactly what I expected it to be, and is unlocked so that I should be able to get local SIM cards when I travel to Germany in June.
Many Hands Make Little Work
I used the high winds and cold temperatures as excuses for not riding on Saturday. From what I heard about later, I made the right decision.
Instead I made my way to Colony Square where I purchased four $1 German books, of varying skill level. There was one book that I had in my hand that I thought I had bought too, but upon emptying my bag did not see. I think that I decided not to buy it because the book was printed prior to the 1996 German Spelling Reform and I was concerned that I would be picking up bad, outdated habits from it.
After making my purchases I wandered into the Goethe’s meeting room and watched one half of a German soccer match.
I made my way up to Marietta around 11:30am where I joined in the work of raising the roof of the new shed. ITP-Reader Barb and Allan have the makings of a nice compound underway. As always it was good to see ITP-Reader Steve as well, and I finally managed to transfer his Beautiful Backroads t-shirt that has been in my possession since August/September of last year.
The plan was to make Saturday night an evening of German studying and jazz listening (on WABE), and I failed miserably by falling asleep very early.
Dreaming Of Streaming
I was awake around 6:30am on Sunday morning and immediately tuned my iPad to the NBC Sports app to watch the live streaming of Paris-Roubaix. After about 4.5 hours of “watching” (I made and ate breakfast, gathered dirty laundry, etc) I watched the amazingly close finish for a race that lasted roughly six hours.
I finally made it out of the house to go up and do laundry; I needed to get it done today because I have something scheduled every evening until a week from today.
After getting my laundry done I went for a retired-person’s dinner — at 3:30pm! Because I had such a bad experience on my last visit to Pollo Norteño, I made my way over to Los Bravos on Johnson Ferry and Ashford Dunwoody and ate a large plate of carnitas.
Oh, so this is why I am not losing weight…
Upon returning home and putting away now-clean laundry I packed a few things for Spring Tune Up later this week, pulled out my bicycle and rack in anticipation of a post-work ride today, and spent the rest of the evening trying to study German.