Well last week could have gone better.
5/7 weigh-in and 6/7 calories tracking
Average weight of 296 with average calories of 1802
I think I missed some calories that week but my mind is a blank about what and what days. So I went up bit not the end of the world. Didn’t break back into the 300’s again so that is a good thing.
Also I spent a couple hours on Sunday listening to my audio project and tweaking some of the timings for the speech and such. Once I get it all reenlisted to I’ll cut a draft and send it off to the creator and move forward from there.
I’ve decided to add in 30 minutes of walking every day first thing in the morning, before food and coffee. I was always in a better head space when I was exercising regularly so I’m going to go back to that.
All for now.
Still moving in the proper direction for my plans.
7/7 for both weight and calories
Average calories was 1925/day. Average weight for the week was 295.1 so 4.2 lbs down this week. That’s about 1.4% of the starting weight for the week so within what I consider a safe range. That being less than 2% of body weight per week.
I didn’t do the squats as many days as I wanted but that will come with time. I do need to remember to drink enough water. I feel much better on the days when I have enough. I don’t count any of the other fluids towards the water intake things with caffeine and sweeteners are not really the same thing.
I did not work on audio production like I said I was going to. Part of the issue is that I forgot to set up the project directory structures on the desktop when I did the factory restore. And I managed to get the versions mixed up so tomorrow I need to go through all the versions to locate the most recent ones. Then re-listen to the entire project and get back to work on it. I have some notes from the lats scenes I sent to be checked so I know what I need to do with some of them. I just need to do it.
All for now
Well on the physical side things seem to be doing well. I tracked calories 5/7 days with an average of 1810. So go me for that. I keep forgetting to weight myself in the morning so I don’t have an average weight since… well I suppose I can just average the 2 weigh ins and go wit that. so 304.3 average for the week.
I did not track Thanksgiving as I previously mentioned. And I seem to have forgotten to track Monday as well. I’ll shoot for better than 5/7 calorie tracking and 2/7 weigh in days.
I’m sure everyone will take note that there is not any exercise tracking included here.There is a simple reason for that. I’m not adding exercise right away. If I’ve learned anything over the past 5 years of attempted weight loss and general fitness increase is that if I try to change more that 2 major things in my life at the same time I fall flat on my face every damn time.
Change 1 is the calorie restriction and the related tracking and weighing in and all that.
The other thing that I am changing is gettign my office back in shape and getting to work on creative projects on a regular basis.
I have the desk clean and did a complete factory restore of my computer to clean it up. But the rest still needs to be gone through, neatened and organized. I want to have that done by this time next week. Once I have all that complete I’ll be able to access the booth and will start working on projects daily.
Yikes I publicly committed to a timeline to get the office clean… Yikes what have I done. Well I’m feeling the urger to take it back much less that I have in the past so I’ll just leave it out there.
(p.s. i really should learn to spell check before publishing 😉 )
So yea, I’ve found that if I do not do some kind of accountability in a public manner than I generally don’t do the things I should do.
I get caught up the the Important urgent and the unimportant urgent tasks. The things that I really need to do are all important but not urgent.
So here are some of the important but not urgent things I need to do every day:
- Walk 30 minutes
- Drink 3 liters of water
- Meditate 10 minutes
- Typing practice for 15 minutes
- Work on post production for audio drama for 30 or more minutes
Of course there are many more things I could put on that list. Things like what and how much to eat, housework that needs doing, other creative projects any number of other important items. But I’m only putting 5 on there. As I improve on getting these items done and turn them into habits I can look at adding more items. But here at the start I need to get some momentum going to 5 it is.
All for now.
Many changes since the last post. I’ve shipped 2 children off who joined the military. One is training to be a jet engine mechanic in the Air Force and the other will be training to be a computer and network specialist in the Army National Guard. So a bit of empty nest going on at the moment. I’ve attended both of the conventions that I had planned to attend and met some wonderful people at both. I’ve managed to allow imposter syndrome / performance anxiety stop me from doing the audio work that I love.
Wow tons of things.
I’ve started exercising again so I can get more healthy. I’m using numerous tools to head for this goal. The new tool is having friends who are working for the same thing all pulling together is helping me quite a bit.
I’ve just restarted working on the audio projects that have been languishing.
There are a couple of writing projects that have shown up on the horizon but I need to time to figure them out more before approaching them.
I took a voice over class at a local studio. Real studio environment caused the performance foo to kick up but I got through it. The final email from the instructor was very encouraging. As with all my pursuits I need to step up and do the things that I know I need to do to move forward.
The weight is still being a thing with total calories and portion control being the evil which I need to overcome.
For all the things going on there are good days and there are bad days. I need to keep working on having more good days if I want to get healthy. The alternative is rather definitively terminal. To that end I’ve set up an appointment with a medical professional for the first time in way too long. If I don’t know exactly what is going on with me then I can not properly address it and safely get healthy.
All for not.
Nope no at all. Great ideas all of them but not working out the way I had envisioned them to.
All the plans of mice and men come to nought without engagement and follow through.
I had a grand time creating the plans and making the lists but when it came down to it I have not followed through on them at all.
Almost no exercise, my diet is a joke.
Again I could make all the excuses in the world but I am not doing the things that I need to do for my physical and mental health.
When the mental is good I do the physical so I need to do my meditation and watch the foods that exacerbate the mental things and consume then things that will lessen them. Deliberately not going into details here because ‘reasons’.
On another note I have been getting creative work done. WOO!!
I’ve completed roles for 2 audio drama podcasts (1 live now 1 in development). I’ve also completed some sound design things and am working hard on a couple others (sorry nothing publicly available at the moment)
So the accountability wagon is not playing nice with me.
I keep falling the heck off.
So this weekend I’m going to delineate my goals for the next few months.
Once I have that done I’ll be able to better have an idea of where I want to go as well as a plan on moving in that direction.
One of the things that I have set out to do is to do more work with audio production. Which I have had the piece I worked on go live today so I am moving in the right direction.