Monday, February 27, 2006

It was a dark and stormy night...

As was forecasted, we got quite a bit of rain and wind today. Right now, much of the San Francisco Peninsula (Daly City, South San Francisco, San Carlos, San Bruno) is experiencing a power outage. Winds have been reported up to 70+ mph. While doing laundry this evening, our lights flickered a bit, but we’re OK for now.

Like my commute to and from work in today’s storm, the Monday company meeting didn’t turn out to be as catastrophic as I feared. Just schedule these meetings after month-end close and not on Mondays!

On the other hand, there’s still tomorrow…

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Monday, February 20, 2006

Monday, Monday

Most people had today off for Presidents’ Day. Because I’m in retail, this was another Monday for me at the office. It wasn’t a big deal to be at work. Traffic to and from work was very light. Last Friday, I moved to another cubicle, so it took a conscious effort for me not to walk to where I used to sit.

Since our next holiday won’t be until Memorial Day, I should try to arrange to take a day or two off. I have almost a month’s worth of vacation accumulated. But it’s hard to be off for more than a day because there’s no one to do my work in my absence. Luckily, some of the reports I do were recently automated, which helps a bunch.

I’m not sure what the next few months will hold in store. Our company is undergoing major changes right now. Some days I think we’re really getting somewhere, some days we’re not. I think it's going to get worse before it gets better.

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Saturday, February 11, 2006

Back to the gym

Today was my first trip to the gym in almost 2 weeks. I was fully prepared to take it easy because of my bad cough. I did a lot better than I thought. I did 30 minutes on the treadmill, 10 on the rowing machine and 20 on the elliptical. After the treadmill, I had to fight through a bout of coughing. But this is normal for me in my recovery process.

Once I’m done with the workout, I spend about 5-10 minutes stretching and cooling down. I head to the locker room, and if I’m brave, I’ll weigh myself. I lost about 4 pounds since my last weigh-in. Ultimately, I want to lose a total of 20 pounds. But not torture myself to get there.

I usually go to the gym 4 times a week. I’m one of the few who actually enjoys going. The reasons why many hate the gym are exactly the reasons why I like it so much. I’m in a controlling environment and don’t have to worry about my allergies. I don’t have to worry about rain, heat, wind, uneven terrain, and pedestrians who walk too slowly.

I was never a size 6 and 115 pounds like my sister Cindy is. I love food far too much. One recent modification I have done is to incorporate more salads into my meals. I don’t feel I’m sacrificing much because salads were something I liked anyway.

Updates to follow.

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