Wednesday, September 19, 2012


I'm only doing weekly summaries from now on. Time is valuable and putting 1 thing a week that's kinda not terrible is better than constant farting noises as I pretend to write properly.

Friday, September 14, 2012

BTFC Day 32 - Thursday

Day 32

  • Breakfast - Half Muffin(0)
  • Snack - 1 Donut (0)
  • Lunch - Meatloaf, Quinoa, Veggies (+1)
  • Dinner - 2 slices pizza, thai chicken curry (small) (-1)
Sleep - 12:15 am to 7:30 am - 7.25 hours - (+1)
Exercise - None (-1)
Day Score: 0
Weight: Not known

What wakes you up in the morning? Or, more importantly, what do you want the answer to be?

Right now, my answer is the ever depressing "work". If it wasn't for work I would sleep in until at least 10am and be perfectly content doing that. Well, mostly content doing that. Sleeping until the last second always feels really bad, you know? Today I set my alarm for 10 minutes later than normal and had to rush even more to get out the door in time. Hell, I forgot my deodorant (luckily I have a backup stick at work). What I do know is that mornings like today are contagious, unless you actively fight them, they get worse and worse. Soon I'll be waking up at 7:45 and then 8:00. My workday start will be pushed from 8:30 to 9:00. Then I'll be at work until 6:30. What happened to my plan to wake up at 6 and be at work by 8 everyday? I need to fight for that plan again.

The best way to fight will be to change why I'm waking up.

What I want the reason to wake up to be:
  • Exercise - nothing makes a day better than starting it with exercise
  • Cooking - making a healthy meal in the morning really helps you feel prepared for the day
  • Side Project Work - this is work that excites me (sexually), and making time for it in the morning could really give a boost. Instead of scraping for time at the end of the day when my brain has seized, why not take the time in the morning?
Hopefully this pans out. Hopefully these blog posts start going up at 6:15 am as my coffee is brewing and I'm still sweaty from a run. Time will tell.

BTFC Day 31 - Wednesday

Day 31

  • Breakfast - Muffin(+1)
  • Lunch - Meatloaf, Quinoa, Veggies (+1)
  • Dinner - Strawberry Banana Protein smoothie, perogies, bean burritto (+1)
Sleep - 1:30 am to 7:30 am - 6 hours - (0)
Exercise - None (-1)
Day Score: +2
Weight: Not known

A pretty unremarkable day, wake up, work, go home, work some more. The good news is that I made progress on my first order objects (work well, eat decently, work on side project well). But I've made little to no progress on second order objectives like waking up earlier, changing my schedule so that there's time for exercise or anything TRULY productive like that.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

BTFC Day 30 - Tuesday

Day 30

  • Breakfast - Muffin, Yogurt + Flax (+1)
  • Lunch - Cobb Salad, Grapefruit Juice, Cookie (0)
  • Dinner - Muffin, Bean wrap (+1)
Sleep - 1 am to 7:30 am - 6.5 hours - (0)
Exercise - None (-1)
Day Score: 1
Weight: Not known

I love being busy. It's a sad fact that if I have nothing to do I start self destructing. The trouble is I have to maintain a very fine balance - too little work and I'm sad, too much work and I'm stressed. Being really stressed doesn't bother me very much, but it's not good on my friends or girlfriend. They're probably right - it's not healthy to be constantly behind the 8 ball. The only reason I see to maintain a balance is so that I can do things properly. I hate "finishing" something and wishing I could do it all over again properly.

That's how I feel about my degree actually.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

BTFC Day 29 - Monday

Day 29

  • Breakfast - Muffin (+1)
  • Lunch - Meatloaf, Quinoa, Veggies, Apple (+1)
  • Dinner - Egg, Yogurt + Flax, Mushroom Soup, Protein Banana Strawberry smoothie (+1)
Sleep - 1 am to 7:30 am - 6.5 hours - (0)
Exercise - 3.0 km in 15:50 minutes, some negatives (+1)
Day Score: +4
Weight: 226

Monday, September 10, 2012

Week 4 Summary

Ugh. Terrible week. I'm going downhill man!

I fell completely out of my routine, didn't get very much work done, didn't work out very much, ate horribly and generally was bad at life. This type of thing will not continue (with any luck).

This has happened enough times for me to step up and take notice, there's something wrong with how I'm doing this. Can I blame the fact that I wasn't at home for a week and a half? Maybe, but it's a pretty bad excuse. I just lack self control for a significant portion of my day.

Gotta train up somehow right? For starters I'm going to use reddit less. That's what I'm going to get done this week.

Wish me luck.

BTFC Day 28 - Sunday

Day 28

  • Breakfast - Muffin (+1)
  • Lunch - Club house sandwich, fries and beer (-1)
  • Dinner - Butter Chicken (-1)
Sleep - 2:30 am to 9 am - 6.5 hours - 0
Exercise - Ultimate (+1)
Day Score: 0
Weight: 227

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BTFC Day 27 - Saturday

Day 27

  • Breakfast - Muffin (+1)
  • Lunch - Breakfast sandwich (+1)
  • Dinner - Meatloaf, cabbage, eggs, chili (0)
Sleep - N/A am to N/A am - hours - (0)
Exercise - None
Day Score: +2
Weight: Unknown

This is another catchup post

BTFC Day 26 - Friday

Day 26

  • Breakfast - None (-1)
  • Lunch - Muffin, Yogurt, Sausage (+1)
  • Dinner - 2 Bean Wraps (+1)
Sleep - 1am to 11am - 10 hours -(+1)
Exercise - Tabata - 6x10 pushups, 15x10 situps, 8x10 squats, 2x10 negatives (+1)
Day Score: +3
Weight: Unknown

This is a catchup post. I'm falling behind!

Friday, September 7, 2012

BTFC Day 25 - Thursday

Day 25

  • Breakfast - Muffin (+1)
  • Snack - 2 Donuts (-1)
  • Lunch - Curry (0)
  • Dinner - 1 slice pizza, burger, fries and beer (-2)
Sleep - 1:30 am to 7:30 am - 6 hours - (0)
Exercise - None (0)
Day Score: (-2)
Weight: 228 lbs

Well, it's quite obvious that this hasn't been the best 2 weeks. Last week was going really well and then I went way off the rails. My weight is back up. My exercise is slow and back to where I started and my appetite is up. Couldn't have gone worse. I feel like kicking myself in the ass - this was a terrible week 2.5 to 3.5

What's there to do now? Be better and focus more. No more eating a lot just because I'm eating out. No snacks at home and designated, healthy meals that won't leave me dying for more food.

BTFC Brief Absence

Day 20 - Day 24

Things didn't go well. I will be posting shortly for Day 25 - Thursday. There will be no weekly summary of week 3.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

BTFC Day 19 - Friday

Day 19

  • Breakfast - None (-1)
  • Lunch - Shawarma (-1)
  • Dinner - Shawarma (-1)
Sleep - 1 am to 7:30 am - 6.5hours - (0)
Exercise - None (-1)
Day Score: -4
Weight: Unknown

Not the greatest day. Actually in terms of day score, this is probably my worst day ever. I'm really not beating myself up because it was the end of a really long week. Overall it's been a good week and tomorrow will be better. Because I say so.