Drat, I typed in a diary, hit preview, and then figured I was done.
So last night R and I were talking about how we'd get a new laptop for her at some point once we were married and she said she didn't want Windows - she rather liked the Ubuntu on her laptop before the motherboard died. Lunix FTW! The only problem is that Lunix wireless support is pretty sketchy sometimes - why have a laptop without wireless? But we'll look into it and figure it out - it's 2009, we should be able to find a laptop that will just work
. I'd be on Lunix right now if wireless worked since I don't, at the moment, do stuff that, using Lunix software, seems to destroy hard drives but, using Windows software, works fine. What might be a good idea: getting a cheap desktop, running Lunix on that, maybe dual-booting on my laptop. Or something. We'll work it out.
Elbows: right one feels like new, left one feels a bit better. I'm still taking this very seriously.
It's amazing what the following will do for you:
- Eat breakfast.
- Eat three meals a day, maybe a snack.
- Eat fiber and protein with every meal.
- Sleep enough. Regular hours.
- Make water the primary beverage.
R and I are working on that. It's enjoyable and very good for you - so why aren't we doing it already? She's also starting to exercise - lightly at first. Pushups, situps, then some stretching. I advised to add in squats. I am, of course, working on getting to as 160kg squat and a 100kg snatch. Well, I'll probably need a bit higher squat to get a 100kg snatch unless I have very efficient technique - which I don't think I will. Anyway, we're setting ourselves up for success here by taking it easy and starting with things that are easy to adhere to. I mean, c'mon, it's breakfast! That's not hard! We feel better when we do it! Doing ten pushups, ten situps, and ten squats, that's not hard and it takes only 4 minutes. You add more later, but, until then, that's easy! It really is. And you work from there.
Okay. I'm having a burrito soon. I should've packed a lunch.
I should buy a couple pint glasses. Not funny-shaped ones, just the simple sort. They're handy to have and it's a reasonable volume of anything to handle at once. My roommate owns all the pint glasses and we're parting ways at the end of the week, that's what brings this to mind.
I'm already feeling benefits from the weighted abdominal work. Not just the obvious facts that my trousers no longer fit well and you can sort of tell, underneath the layer of fat, that something's moving down there, but I could feel the difference in support on my squats and presses.
Wasabi+soy almonds FTW. I will make sure not to eat them all, since R wanted to try them. She is ever so fond of wasabi, even though what we typically get is really just green horseradish and not true wasabi.