I have been out of work for some time now as I am waiting for my security license to be renewed by the State of Oregon and yesterday I received a real blow. I got an email letting me know that that the State Database used to conduct background checks has totally crashed and they have no idea when it will be restored. How do you spell FRUSTRATION? So basically I am in limbo as this State Agency searches for a new vender so they can migrate their records and rebuild a complete system. It angers me to think that no one has figured out how to conduct background checks manually and get these security licenses issued as needed. Have we put our trust so much on these data systems that we don’t even think about the possibility of something going wrong?
At any rate I decided to work with the States employment agency, “Workforce Oregon”. Many years ago I used to have a job where I managed a warehouse. I did this for five years before going into law enforcement and I absolutely loved it. The problem was that it didn’t pay as much as I needed at the time when starting a new family. I don’t regret leaving this job as the new one put me in a position today of a semi early retirement, but I would love to return to working in this field.
I am doing a little bit of cardio this morning for just about 20 minutes. I am going to work this out back into my routine again, but of course keep it at a balanced amount. Along with this I am starting my new 1 set bowflex routine. Between the two each day I should be able to maintain strength and body mass while keeping the blood flowing through my system. Again, my goal is to find a workout solution that doesn’t create a huge demand for food and doesn’t reach a point where there is too much ripping and tearing going on that would cause too much inflammation in the muscles.
Even with the frustration I had yesterday I still did pretty good with my diet and this mornings numbers are a reflection of this. My weight has steadily been coming down for a few days now and my morning glucose reading has dropped down to 112. I am seeing results and today I have to try to match what I did yesterday.
Blood Sugar- 112, Weight- 168.4
Treadmill – 20 Minutes
Squats- 310- 15
Calf Raises- 310- 15
Situps Straight- 15
Leg Lifts- 8
Breakfast- 2 Eggs, 2 Bacon
Lunch- Shrimp, Broccoli, Salad
Dinner- Chicken, Mixed Vegetables