Sunday, February 12, 2012
I'm going to go see megadeth tonight, a band I haven't seen play since 2007, just before I interviewed for the job I now have. Funny thing, that night in September 2007, a crowd surfer landed on my head, knocking me out for a moment. I don't remember driving home that night, and when I interviewed for the job a couple days later, I probably did so with a mild concussion...not that I ever went to a doctor after that incident. Besides, they took me anyway, so I must have done OK.
Anyway, the timing of this show is a bit ironic, in that it's coming just a couple of weeks prior to leaving the job, more or less mirroring the timing of the show prior to starting. I don't really plan on going up front this time, so I suspect that I won't suffer a similar fate.
Guess the worry, as far as the point of this site goes, is how the pending unemployment, as I haven't managed to land a follow on position yet, might affect the diet and/or exercise. I tend to overeat under stress, and that in conjunction with non-busyness might be a bad combination.
Guess we'll see, eh? Time to push that job hunt into overdrive, and see where it leads. Hopefully not to any lingering bout of stress eating.
That said, lately I've found myself watching more and more Food Network programming. Not sure if that's a good thing, if it makes me tempted to try some of the things I see on there :)
Thursday, February 09, 2012
Well, maybe. Sorta kinda, but not 100%. Ish.
See, I havenít been checking in here much lately as my computer at home is dying, and refuses to stay awake for more than ten minutes at a time. Combine that with being busy at work, and Iím just spinning the wheel, logging a bit of exercise, and thatís about it lately for sparkitude. Thatís being bad, part 1, not entirely my fault. Being bad part two is totally on me, though. See, I was supposed to go to the gym on Tuesday. Or perhaps a better description of it is, ďI was going to allow myself to be dragged to the gym Tuesday.Ē During the day, I received an invitation to head out to Quaker Steak and Lube for wings, that I (ever so virtuously) turned down, because I was going to the gym! (Wait, thatís too much enthusiasm, since I wasnít feeling any on my own behalf. Cancel the exclamation point.) But then, the person who was going to do the dragging to said gym was feeling sick, and decided against going.
Of course, had the virtue been true, I would have gone gymming anyway. But (and you probably saw this coming a mile away, didnít you?) I didnít go to the gym. And ended up going out for chicken wings. (insert Sad trombone from price is right here).
ButÖ.if weíre doing credits and demerits, I suppose I can take back a half point for myself because yesterday, when there was no such plan to go to the gym, I found myselfÖeating pizza (hah! Bet you didnít see that coming!) And THEN I went to the gym. Yeah, itís an exciting topsy turvy life I lead. But having imbibed the pizza first, I was a bit leaden in the legs, so I ended up only doing a half hour on the elliptical and then trying out a number of machines, some Iíd never attempted before. Perhaps not entirely coincidentally, I have unfamiliar aches in strange places today. You know how they say the neck bone is connected to the knee bone? No? Well, even if they donít say it, thatís sure how it feels today. And Iím supposed to go play basketball tonight.
Thatís not the extent of being bad, though. Since last I SUCCESSFULLY posted thoughts on this forum (which was 2/1/12, with two blog posts eaten in the interim, see previous lament for details), there has been a Family Night (watching a mob movie with some great secret recipe baked ziti (the secret is go to google and type in ďbaked zitiĒ and pick the first recipe, according to the guy who actually made it) and red wine), a prime rib and crab legs buffet (went east on the steak, not so easy on the crab legsÖbut, Iím sure I burned a few calories what with the effort required to extricate the meat from those legs!), the aforementioned wings, and the pizza. As well as a few beers (hey, itís been a social week, what can I say?). And thought all that, the weight has remained remarkably stable, in diametric opposition to the yoyo coaster the scale was going through the previous weekend, with no obvious causation. Go figure, right?
Anyway, Iím off to my teamís Winter Party, where, feeling ever so slightly subversive towards workís no alcohol policy, Iím providing Champagne cola, ginger beer and Sangria. All of which are Mexican pop (and can be obtained in the ethnic food aisle at Woodmanís, for you locals) containing no alcohol. Iím actually curious to see if anyone picks up on the theme. We are, after all, assurers of quality, and as such are supposed to possess an eye for detail. :)
Thursday, February 09, 2012
So I had a 500 word bloggy thingy all ready to post, and actually I thought I had posted it, but it appears to have been eaten. This on top of another post I was trying to do on my phone on Sunday (what with the home computer giving up the ghost), that also just disappeared while I was trying to edit a spelling error. The site's gremlins, which I'd come to terms with, are rearing up again, or so it seems. But perhaps I'll try to recapture what I had...or just be annoyed with sp's site yet again.
By the way, how is it that the spell check on a blog interface doesn't recognize the word "blog"?
(whine whine grumble whine)
Wednesday, February 01, 2012
2/1/12, get it? (for the uninitiated, Rush is a band that has an album titled "2112". We fans have been celebrating all day...any excuse for a party, right? :)
For my 10 minutes of exercise today, I got up and danced around while watching their R30 DVD. Now, they don't exactly play dance music. But then again, I can't dance, so I think we're even. :)
And at two smileys for two paragraphs, I think you can tell that I'm in a bit of a good mood. Music does that to me, good music, especially, and my getting down and dirty...well, silly, anyway, after all, no one is watching...will definitely put a smile on my face. And that's in spite of still being sick, aching horribly, and having gone through a longish day at work trying to catch up to things undone yesterday when I stayed home sick.
Yeah, I'm feeling a bit goofy, and giddy right about now, with the tunes turned up and my head spinning slightly. But it's a good kind of spin. I think. And now, if you'll excuse me, the music is still playing... :)
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
After getting down below the 195 mark, I set the end of February as a finish line for the next 5 pounds, and for a while I was doing well towards that goal. But then I ran into the rollercoaster of last week, and now I haven't a clue whether that's going to happen. But I suppose I could help myself towards that by setting another goal or two, and so I'm declaring the month of February the month where I hit the 10/day fitness minute mark. Not thinking of that as an average, since averaging 10 a day for a month is essentially 4 trips to the gym, once a week, which doesn't seem like it should be too difficult to hit, but something I haven't yet managed. But instead, a straight up every day goal of doing something for ten minutes that I won't feel guilty logging as real exercise.
Not entirely sure I'll succeed, but I have to start somewhere, eh?
I'm not entirely sad to see January go by the wayside. It's been a rough month, what with today bringing the second bout of being sick this month, just a miserable day of being in bodily pain. Hopefully February doesn't start out the same way. As much as I enjoyed sleeping in until 2 PM (ummm, not at all), I'd rather not repeat that tomorrow.
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