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 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.
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.
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)
I know most of the things I need to do.
I don’t do them most of the time.
ADD and stress have been playing a role in this for the past several years.
As I get more stressed the more my ADD presents. This causes me to feel more stress. Nothing like a nice self-perpetuating cycle of woe to make things difficult.
So I need to just do it. Granted I’ve been saying that for quite a while now.
I have a plan.
I made 3 task lists:
- Daily tasks : This one stays the same for the most part. It contains things like my exercise and water intake.
- Work : This one changes each work day and has the items that I plan to complete for my day job each day.
- Personal : This one has my um… personal daily tasks / goals on it and can change daily as well.
I am limited to 5 tasks on each list, this is to keep myself from overloading my tasks and creating more stress. I can and likely will do items that are not on the lists but the list items are the most important ones.
I have 6 colors for each list:
- Purple : All tasks on the list are complete
- Green : 4 items on the list are complete
- Blue : 3 items on the list are complete
- Yellow : 2 items on the list are complete
- Orange : 1 items on the list are complete
- Red : No items on the list are complete
I exercise daily. I am creative in some way every day. I meditate every day.
I’m not going to go into the details of all the tasks since that would make posting about it much more daunting.
I have my lists all set for tomorrow.
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.