Monday, January 15, 2007

Monday, January 01, 2007

Current iTunes Track - Hold On, Hold On - Neko Case - Fox Confessor Brings the Flood

Happy New Year, all.

So, as of yesterday I have been smoke free for two full months. Yay!

I have also gained 20 pounds - boo! I was twenty pounds overweight to begin with, so I need to lose 40 pounds.

So starting to-morrow we have some new rules:

No more fucking soda, is the first rule. Regular, diet, doesn't matter. Water is the beverage for me. Maybe some herbal or green teas (though I am a bit concerned about the concentration of fluoride in teas.)

Does it come in a foil bag? Can't have it.

Everything that goes in my mouth gets written down. Everything (well, foodstuffs, that is.)

Whole foods. Whole foods. Whole foods.

I have been walking quite a bit lately, according to my Nike + iPod I walked 51.56 miles in December - primarily from walking to work every day. I want to increase that by at least 50% in January.

To that end I walked to Wild Oats today, I didn't need anything there, but I wanted to see how long it would take. It took me an hour round-trip. The trip was just over 4 miles. I realised when I got home that I needed Weleda Pink toothpaste and toothbrush heads. Oh well, I want to do the same experiment by walking to the new downtown Vitamin Cottage - it is about the same distance, but there are hills involved.

I want to pick up a pedometer in addition to the Nike+ iPod, I want to see how much I'm moving around when I'm not specifically tracking a walk.

Once the weather gets better (and the streets get more clear) my friend Vincent and I are going to start running.

Push-ups, crunches, lunges, etc...

This post is really disjointed, and I don't like it. I apologize. I'm going to end it now, but before I do I want to recommend to you some albums from 2006 that I think you should be sure to listen to:

Neko Case - Fox Confessor Brings the Flood
Camera Obscura - Let's Get Out of This Country
Beirut - Gulag Orkestar
Lisa Gerrard - The Silver Tree
The Long Blondes - Someone to Drive You Home
Azam Ali - Elysium For The Brave
Devics - Push The Heart

Listen to them. Quickly