This saved my career.
I hear the new books out, so I didn’t make this one.
Attendance has been my only problem at work. Things are looking up.
Woohoo! Managed 20 bicept curls last night. It’s a small change, but at least it’s a positive one.
This may sound rude, but true friends tell it like it is when you ask. So I ran into a friend I hadn’t seen in about two years. We talked about job stress and I mentioned how my last job had me eating nervously all day long. I asked how much fatter I looked and she told me it was “immediately noticable”. Well, that was motivating.
I still have lost only .5” on my waist & am down to 27.5”, but today’s food is 2 c coffee w/non-dairy creamer, a banana, two saltine/peanut butter “sandwiches”, tossed salad with just vinegar for dressing, garlic bread, and a couple light beers. Lots of water too. What’s that, like 800 calories?
Good idea!! And not to sound like a total fangirl, but this second time through I’m taking notes. She tends to tie all loose ends, so I’m thinking any story that’s been hinted at but not yet reveiled will be settled in book 7. For example, we don’t yet know why Albus trusted Severus. This could be a very important fact that could lead to Severus being a hero in the end. Can’t wait for book 7, but must reread 1-6!
Another week without a day missed.
I’ve got another goal of reading daily. Since I’m keeping up with that, and including text books and news magazines, I’m marking this complete.
Anyone else interested in this, check out Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s open courseware. You could use this to structure your learning.
I started working a normal 8-5 shift, but I’m still getting up at 4 AM every day. This seems to be helping. By the time I get home, I don’t have a whole lot of time for drinking before bed. Now we’ll see what this does for my weight.
Today I learned that various parts of the brain involve language: viewing and interpreting written words, sounding out written words in your head, interpretting the sounds of words, knowing how to use your mouth/lungs to pronounce the words, and speaking the words are all done by different sections of the brain.
I’ve been doing 15 minutes of aerobic work on weekdays and 30 on weekends, plus a few minutes strength training daily. I can’t say as I’ve seen any results, but I know I’m doing something healthy.
I like this idea of picking out stuff the night before. I’m actually a morning person, but I’m as fat as I’ve ever been and until I lose some weight little of what I own is going to fit. You can’t gain weight while you sleep though, so if I try something on at night I can just grab it in the morning, rather than putting on a pair of pants and realizing the seam might split on me. I’m adding this to my daily to-do list.
I’ve managed to pay off half my house in 4 years and my goal is to own it 5 years from now. However, I’ll be needing a car soon. I’m thinking of going with a hybrid because I’m actually the sort that would benefit most from one: I have a very long commute to work, drive slowly, and rarely make short trips in a car. The problem is one of these hybrids is going to cost 1/3 to 1/2 of what I owe on my mortgage. I don’t want to throw out the 5 year goal. I’ll have to work out the math some more, I guess.
Friday I had a conversation with some former coworkers that I ran into. We started talking about the “good old days” and, apparently, my antics, successes, moments of extreme bravado, and feminine charms have become the stuff of legend.
OK, it’s just one pair of muscles, but you’ve got to start somewhere. I’m shooting or 25 bicept curls with 10 lb dumbbells. I did another 17 today, and I think I’d have stopped after 16 except I’d have felt horrible about getting worse.
I’m going to do this every day this week and see if I can manage more reps.
...that I make my quiche too spicey. We grew haberneros last year and I make a 5 egg quiche with 5 deseeded haberneros. It’s spicey. It’s apparently too spicey for my husband.
The wimp. ;^)
Yesterday I learned a bit about neurotrasmitters. Nerves have a receiving end and a sending end. When one nerve transmits to the next nerve in the chain it does so by expelling neurotrasmitters into the gap between the two nerves. These neurotrasmitters are like keys that if they hit the right spot on the receiving nerve will fit the slot and turn the lock.
Scientists can use this knowledge to make “fake keys” that will fit the slot and turn the lock, correcting a lack o the body’s naturally occuring keys, or “fake keys” that fit the slot and jam the lock, preventing an over abundance of naturally occuring keys from getting through.
Also, all the keys that don’t find a slot don’t just wash away, they are absorbed back into the sending nerve. Scientists can also block this, leaving more keys floating around and increasing the chances they’ll find slots to fill.
OK, with the exception of the one day I misplaced my keys and left in a rush without making the bed, I’ve been doing dishes, making the bed, cleaning the bathroom sink and sweeping the kitchen daily. I’ve also been doing laundry regularly. I think I can add one more small daily task to the routine. I’ve got one chair in the living room that I throw everything on when I get home – coat, purse, tote, sometimes the mail, etc. Before I go to bed that chair’s going to be cleared off.
I don’t want to just say “lift weights three days a week” – that’s lame. But there are lots of muscles that can be worked using weights and I’d like to have specific goals for each. I just did 17 bicept curls with 10 lb dumbbells (yeah…I’m a weakling) and stopped because curl 17 went really slow. couldn’t do a single curl with my 15lb weights. I’m thinking my goal should either be 25 curls with 10 lbs or 1 curl with 15.