I continue to go to bed rather early (between 7:30 and 8:30 PM, but 2:00 AM is pushing it a bit. Today was a 2:00 AM day. I started working as usual, while catching up on a few podcasts.
Work has been steady as usually also. It’s better than it was, and I’m not allowing things like not having access to SAP back end data bother me so much. I cannot get to any information I need, so I just have to turn down request that come in for it. It’s not a nice thing and I don’t like not being able to get information to my end users.
On the other hand, I have been playing around and learning more about IBM’s Worklight. We’re currently on version 4.2, but IBM has released version 5 and I hope to get started on that soon. IBM screwed up various things, like every link to a forum posts in a google search throws you to an IBM overview page. That sucks because I was having some various issues that the posts appears to speak about and I couldn’t get to them. Also, they’ve updated all the PDF documentation, but it’s not indexed with content links to pages. That sucks, because it really made it easier to find what I was looking for in the contents, click to go there, and then click around to see what’s what. I hope they continue to improve the documentation and not just stamp the IBM copyrights and things on it.
I’ve started my dieting again. I’ve been trying to lose weight since May, but nothing really changed except a pound or two fluctuation. Finally decided to cut down on Carbs and within a couple of days I’d lost a couple of pounds. I’m basically wanting to quickly drop about 20 lbs, then start slowing down a bit so I’m basically planning my diet around the South Beach plan. Not exactly like that, but I’m taking the things that make sense to me and attempting to do it. I’ve not gone gluten free really, but in a way I have. I’ve been eating all meat and my coffee contains most of my carbs.
I’ve not added the exercise back to the plan yet. I wanted to try to drop a few pounds before I do that. I’m going to start back on the treadmill to get my cardiac workout back up to speed. Before I spend the money to join a gym, I’m going to make sure I’m going to go. The last time, I ended up wasting about 40% of the membership by not going. I’m also going to start going back to see Dr. Dua, but I want to get back to where I was when I left him over a year and a half ago. I think I can get there on my own, but if I’m not seeing what I need to see in the next two months, then I’m definitely heading back over to see him again. The older I get, the tougher it is to drop extra fat.
My friend Carol’s dad was in a really bad car accident a couple of weeks ago. He was far away from home and it was on Carol’s birthday of all days. She’s keeping us up to date via FB with daily posts, which I appreciate. It’s not like it’s around the corner and I can just head over there. I’m glad that she has Tam so close that can come and provide support. Carol has been a real trouper too. She’s very diligent about the once a day post and very detailed. It’s almost as though she has been taking notes of every word the doctors, nurses and other staff tell her. Her father has been showing some improvements, but with so many broken bones it’s taking a lot of time. As of this writing, he was still in ICU with hopes of moving him to a non ICU, but just one level down from that – like the burn unit where there is content care. Carol, her dad and mom are in my thoughts daily.