I'm tired and it's only 11 pm, which is a bit unusual. Not sick, though - just drained, achy, and tired. So, for once a blog that isn't a complete wall of text.
== June goals ==
1) Weight stably at or below 185 pounds.
2) No more than one fruit bar and one fiber bar per day.
3) Find out likely cost of dental visits (consult, X-rays, fillings, etc).
4) Figure out a workable way to keep up with Friend Feed.
5) Complete the exercises for the 1st Habit - Be Proactive.
The second is partly from the granola bar blehs from this past week, but also because I've noticed I'm buying less variety in snacks and more of the bars. Yes, they tasted good. Yes, I'm staying in my calorie range with them. But that's not the way I want to be eating long-term and I noticed that I was starting to have trouble fitting in my REAL treats like ice cream because I'd had two or three fiber bars and one or two fruit bars some days.
The third has been needed for a long time. I had my wisdom teeth removed over a decade ago because they got really bad cavity / decay. Sadly, I've known for a couple years now I have issues with my back molars, but I've managed to keep them from becoming bad enough to demand care. Now that the finances are settling down, it's a health issue I ~MUST~ stop putting off.
The fourth ... I hate not getting to everyone's status and blogs within a day, but I'm getting overwhelmed by the volume. There's times where I spend 2 to 4 hours on the feed, come close to being caught up, and by the end of that time, there's been so many more I just don't want to look at it. I may start ignoring the SparkPoint ones if that's possible, though I don't know how much time that will save. I have all of June to figure out something.
The fifth is from The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. One exercise is to spend 30 days focused on working in what Covey calls my Circle of Influence - those things that I actively can change (which starts with me and who I can be). Another is to listen to my language and that of others for "If only ...", "I can't ..." or "I have to ..." - recognizing them as reactive. So June will be my 30 days to focus on this chapter, on trying to change situations in which I'm reactive.
One area I really want to try to make a change is work. I've been recognizing some things about how my boss and I interact, what I do on work time, and so on. Rather than complain at all about his management style, I'm going to be focusing on where I know I can and should do better, on being a better employee. I can't change him. I'm nowhere near ready to consider changing jobs. But I can change my behavior, my attitude, my diligence, my slacking, ME.
So there's June.
Even tired I guess I can't do short and sweet.
Oh, little random points:
Read an SP article on building up to doing pushups and, from that, learned I would probably need to be able to bench press about 85% of my weight to be able to do a military pushup. I currently manage 45 pounds on a seated bench press for 3 sets of 12 (struggling, but keeping form on the last couple). No idea how much I could do on a free weight version, but I'd be likely to suspect less rather than more. That's not quite 25% of my current weight. I'd have to get up to something like 135-160 pounds (depending on what weight I'm down to by then). No wonder I can't seem to manage pushups. Someday I hope. But that's nowhere near as soon as I could hope.
Saw an ad on the TV at the gym that, for once, is something I want. Rollercoasters! Season passes for Great America are available through late June for about the price of a single visit. I grew up with summer passes, getting in lines over and over. At my current weight, I can ride though I'll be a bit cramped. But ... I WANT!!!! I haven't gotten to in so long. Even if I only go once a month, it would be worth it, and I can see going every other Sunday.
SQUEE! *dance dance*
Okay, brain shutting down. Good night, Sparkers!