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About bker1370

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  • Birthday 09/20/1972

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    Pinckneyville, Illinois, USA
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  1. I had a mostly off day on Monday. I did have to go in for a little due to a delay in the delivery of our used grease disposal tank and an emergency delivery truck of groceries as we had underestimated just how much food we would go through in the first week. I could have taken all of Monday off, but then I would have had to try to clean all three fryers and put away all of the delivery first things Tuesday morning before I got too busy to do it. Going in for a few hours on Monday just made Tuesday morning quite a bit easier as we were closed Monday so I was able to complete all of my projects at my own pace without interruptions.
  2. Thank you, I take it you enjoy a good steak then? LOL Thank you. The first week (zero week) was insane. I will do my best to explain how busy. First, I must say that although we usually cut our own steaks, the boss ordered a substantial number of already cut steaks as he knew he would not have the time to cut enough to keep up. He was right. We have sold in 8 days, by my best estimates anyway: 300+ 8 oz Ribeye (we ran out today and he had to cut a case and we sold some of those also) 180 10 oz NY Strip 180 8 oz Sirloin 70 14 oz Ribeye 50 20 oz T-bone 120 grilled chicken breasts (spread among several different menu offerings) an unknown number of buffets, however, the buffet has used 400+ lbs of fried chicken and roughly 10 gallons of spaghetti sauce, 150 lbs of fried catfish, 10 cases of rolls (roughly 120/case), and 8 gallons of ranch dressing that I know of off-hand. Today was the eighth day since reopening and we slowed down to only slightly busier than a normal Tuesday and I managed to make it out in a little under 12 hours (11 am to about 10:40 pm) Sleep. Managed 8:20 last night. Food. Calories In Calories Burned Net 3605 cal 2831 cal 774 cal 1988 cal 3709 cal -1721 cal Walking. WEEK 1 5.66 mi 7.94 mi
  3. No, but not too far away. My little corner is called Pinckneyville and is about halfway between Metropolis (about 75 miles southeast of me) and Saint Louis (about the same distance northwest from me).
  4. Thanks for the well wishes. Glad we are back open, but the initial rush has been crazy LOL.
  5. Hello all, finally finding the time and focus to get a challenge written and posted. I suppose a short introduction is in order for those who don't know me. I am a single guy in my late 40s and live in southern Illinois in a small town in the middle of nowhere. I am the head grill cook at my local steakhouse. I have been on the forums for about 4 years now, since December 2015. I was pretty consistent for quite a while, but then my routine got majorly disrupted and I have been more hit and miss for the last couple of years. On December 23, 2017, the restaurant burned down and I have spent the last two years sort of in limbo working odd jobs for my boss to try to make ends meet until we could rebuild and get back to working normally again. Well, we finally reopened Monday of zero week and as expected things have been insanely busy. So this challenge will be simply about surviving the month until the reopening rush settles down into a more regular business pattern. My "goals" as such will basically consist of tracking a few things I have been tracking the last couple of challenges. Food. I will be tracking my calories and macros using a combination of MyFitnessPal for macros calories in and Fitbit for calories burned with an eye to making sure I am eating enough for the incredible amount of energy I burning at work. Walking. I will be tracking my miles walked (90+% done at work) using my Fitbit. I was Walking to Mordor and I need to check my status but I believe I reached Mount Doom just before Thanksgiving. Sleep. I will be tracking my sleep using my Fitbit with an eye to making sure I am getting enough rest to survive the craziness that is work right now. Now, zero week has been insane for me. Work has been roughly 90 hours this week. Food WEEK 0 Calories In Calories Burned Net MONDAY 2007 cal 4028 cal -2021 cal TUESDAY 2210 cal 4095 cal -1885 cal WEDNESDAY 1987 cal 4082 cal -2095 cal THURSDAY 2817 cal 4331 cal -1514 cal FRIDAY 2395 cal 4012 cal -1617 cal SATURDAY 3096 cal 3499 cal -403 cal SUNDAY 3149 cal 3712 cal -563 cal 17661 cal 27759 cal -10098 cal Walking Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Total WEEK 0 10.09 mi 11.19 mi 9.60 mi 10.44 mi 8.68 mi 7.30 mi 8.23 mi 65.53 mi Sleep Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Average WEEK 0 7:58:00 6:03:00 6:20:00 5:43:00 6:14:00 5:49:00 6:21:10
  6. Found you Sal. Following along to watch you be awesome.
  7. This is very likely the contributing factor. Based on my reading knowledge from several sources, macros digest as follows. Carbs digest the fastest (hence the idea of rice/carb-heavy Chinese food leaving you hungry again a few hours later). Protein digests next, and fat digests slowest, leading to higher protein and higher fat meal making you feel full longer.
  8. B'ker slips outside and peers over Sky's shoulder before yelling back through the open door, "Barkeep, better make some room in the cold storage, looks like a lot of dinosaur steaks on the move out here."
  9. Week 3 Day 7 - Sunday Sleep was 7:24 Sunday was a pretty good day. I took care of the dog, then did some domestic rangering, put laundry away, did up dishes, and did some meal prep (chicken alfredo, roasted broccoli, roasted potatoes). Walking was 4.50 miles Calories were a little on the high side due to a low calorie expenditure from low mileage day. 3179 cal 2645 cal 534 cal Second day of pushups accomplished. Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total 20 23 21 18 13 95 Week 3 Wrapup PUSHUPS SITUPS PLANK SQUATS DISTANCE AVG SLEEP NET CALORIES WEEK 3 179 0 0:00:00 0 52.91 mi 7:25:26 420 cal Monday - Week 4 Day 1 Sleep was 7:06. Monday was a pretty good day. I went out and took care of the dog, then went to the restaurant and spent a pretty chill day doing minor tasks (a little sweeping and mopping, helping the electronics unpack things he was installing, cleaning ductwork, etc.) After taking care of the dog in the evening, I returned to the restaurant to work with some of the new hires to continue cleaning up. Walking was 8.70 miles reaching a new milestone, Sam and Frodo Join Orc March. Calories came in somewhat low. Calories In Calories Burned Net 2756 cal 3488 cal -732 cal
  10. Week 3, Day 6 - Saturday Sleep was 7:47 I went out and took care of the dog, came home and had breakfast. Then I went to the restaurant and worked with another group of the new people and one of the few returning employees on more cleaning (construction has created what appears to be an endless supply of dust everywhere). We worked there until early afternoon, then came home and had lunch. During lunch, one of my gaming group texted to see if we were on for that evening. I agreed as scheduling has been hit and miss lately. I straightened up the living room and made sure game supplies were ready, then went out to take care of the dog for the evening. While I was there, the boss decided we needed to do some rearranging of things he had stored in his barn/shed. So we spent a little while doing that before I came home and met the guys for gaming. We finished the current scenario and wrapped up a little earlier than usual. Then I had a late supper and relaxed a little before heading to bed. Walking was 5.97 miles, reaching next milestone - Sam Spots Gollum Calories came in a little high but not bad. Calories In Calories Burned Net 3135 cal 2857 cal 278 cal
  11. Today was a pretty good day. Sleep last night was 7:35. After I took care of the boss's dog (one of my temporary responsibilities), we loaded a few things from his house to take to the restaurant. Then I went and unloaded the stuff at the restaurant, then several of the new hires showed up to work on cleaning up some of the construction mess. After some cleaning, we finished putting the rest of the tables together and then began arranging them and the chairs. After lunch (meatloaf made with one of Tank's recipes), I went back to the restaurant and was just hanging out until the workmen left in case someone came in to pick up or drop off an application. Then I went back and walked the dog again, then ran to Wal-mart with my niece to pick up a few things. Walking today was 8.25 miles in total. Calories in vs. calories out is looking pretty good right now with pretty good food choices. Calories In Calories Burned Net 2998 cal 3032 cal -34 cal
  12. Congrats on getting the place you wanted Sal.
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