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Third week and still going

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

Be Well!



Time for week 2

Well I am moving in the right direction this week.

7/7 for calorie tracing and 6/7 for weighing myself.

My calorie average per day for the week was about 2029 and my average weight was 299.3 so I am moving in the right direction. Still a long weigh to go (har har).

I tried some (20) body weight squats on Friday morning. Took me several sets to get them all done (10, 5, 3, 2) but I did them. my knees didn’t feel too bad. Although yesterday and today my thighs have been complaining vigorously about the work I made them do. Normal for day 1 of exercise. So I’ll do the same thing again in the morning Monday, Wednesday and Friday and see how that goes. I feel that I need to do something other than just watch the food. One of my goals is a weight lifting one so I need to think of that as I progress. The specific goal is 250 lb bench press, 350 lb squat and 450 lb deadlift. I need to take it easy and not push too hard with that to avoid injury. A few years and 40 – 50 lbs ago I pulled a 385 deadlift. I should have dropped it when I stalled half way through the movement but I pushed through and could barely walk the next day my back was so sore. So no pushing through for me, at lest not in that manner.

Found mice in one of my dresser drawers this week so I have to assume that they got into everything and wash it all and clean the drawers. So much for getting everything ready to get moving on the creative front. Oh well. Still going to take the time to work on audio production every day though, at least an hour, no more than 2 though since my ears give out on me by that point and I need to put out top notch work.

All for now.

Be Well!


First week on the wagon again

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.

Be Well!



(p.s. i really should learn to spell check before publishing ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

Now my pie is gone…

No calorie count for today. Did not even try. Breakfast and lunch as I have been doing but no holds barred for the main meal for the day. Allllll the food is nomed and my quota of pie consumed. Back to 1600 calories a day tomorrow.

The 1600 to 2000 number has been doing pretty good for me this week. With today being national food coma day I gave myself a pass on the big meal.

I’ve bene working on a wipe and reconfigure ofย  my main computer for the past couple of days. That is going ok. I think I have most of the big software installed. I just need to finish some of the smaller add-ons for things… Like all my audio resources. I should be done by the end of the weekend though.

Be well!


Another day at the accountability mine

Read one chapter in marketing book: Another chapter consumed

Track Calories: Tracked the fuel intake and had a 400 cal restriction.

Walk 30 minutes: Got that out of the way right after work.

Meditate 5 minutes: Hey I did this while ‘resting’ from the walking.

Practice typing for 15 minutes: Worked on this. Have to pay more attention to not paying attention to typing if I want to improve.

Work on unfinished Audio Drama Project: Yeah about this one… the evening sort of got away from me tonight so it’s a fail on this task

Be Well!


Task Completion Day 2

Read one chapter in marketing book: I did this. If I want to transition into a lifestyle where my creativity pays the bills I NEED to learn the principles and how to apply them.

Track Calories: I tracked them all and resisted junk food again. I need to lose about 100lb to leave obesity behind. Diet will play a large part in that.

Lift weights: I started a 5×5 free weight program. My goal with the weight lifting is to hit 3 benchmarks. 250 lb bench press. 350 lb squat. 450 lb dead lift.

Meditate 5 minutes: I used the 5 minute mindfulness bell again.

Practice typing 15 minutes: According to the software I am using I have learned all the keys (not counting numbers and symbols) in just 2 days. About 35 wpm with < 5% error rate at the moment. The goal is 50 wpm.

Work on unfinished Audio projects: I put in about 45 minutes on my project. I have the main levels done and most of the SFX. This one should be ready to put to bed in a day or two. Then on to the next thing.

Be Well!


Task Completion Day 1

Practice Typing 15 minutes a day: Yep did that.

Meditate 5 Minutes a day: And this. I found a nice 5 minute mindfulness bell meditation that I’m using.

Walk 30 min 4 + Days a week: I even walked wow 3 in a row! Setting this one to 4 days.

Lift weights 2 โ€“ 3 Days a week: No weights on walking days. Setting it to 2 days a week so I have 1 day off of exercise a week.

Track calories. Bring food to work, no junk food at work.: I was mostly good but I forgot to bring food to work. Still ended with a calorie restriction thou to woo.

Record, produce and post 1 Audio demo per month: Didn’t even think about this one. I’m not going to push to get one out this month since it’s almost over and no demo is better than a crappy one.

Work on unfinished Audio production projects at least 30 minutes a day: I did this, actually about 45 minuts worth. Much was finding sounds, checking the license then downloading the audio.

Read 15 minutes on book from list daily: I read for about 15 minutes from a marketing book I picked up a year or two back.

And I made this accountability post to boot. Go me!


Be Well!