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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 projec
  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
  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 burne
  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.
  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
  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 ou
  12. Congrats on getting the place you wanted Sal.
  13. Sleep last night was 8:01. Pushups were done yesterday, so were not planned for today. Other BW exercises have not been done, and I think I may write them off for this challenge (3-4 BW exercises may isn't "easing back in" after all LOL). Put together a little over half of the tables for the restaurant today, will probably finish them tomorrow. I will find out what else we are doing after those are finished. Walking today was 7.35 miles bringing total Walking to Mordor distance is 1,693.95 miles, 4.3 miles to next milestone (Sam spots Gollum) and 95.05 mi
  14. Sleep was 7:07 last night. I did the thing this morning. Pushups were done. Day 1 Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total 17 18 20 17 12 84 Preparing to open the restaurant continues, the main thing today was receiving and unloading all the tabletops (legs came last week and are already assembled). Tomorrow will be putting the t
  15. Thanks, EG. Most of my tracking is pretty much automatic these days, and the steps are ramping up as we get closer and closer to reopening the restaurant. Sleep last night was 7:17 Planned on doing pushups this morning, but was feeling a little under the weather when I woke up. Felt better as the day went on, but by the time I made it back home was too tired. Calories are going to work out to just about even for the day, 3119 in, currently 3072 out with several hours to go before reset at midnight. Walking was 8.73 miles today, reaching a new m
  16. Walking today: 8.24 miles No BW exercises planned for today (although could have made up for some missed ones) Sleep was 7:44, making average for the week 7:01
  17. Well, I have been neglecting my own thread it seems--end of week 2 and I haven't posted since the first one lol. Since I have fallen so far behind on updating, I will try to make this a brief summary of the past 3 weeks but as it will probably still be long I will spoiler it for those who don't wish to read the whole thing. TLDR: Walking is up, bodyweight exercises are down, sleep and calories are all over the place.
  18. Well, the last challenge started off strong, but sort of fizzled on the BW exercises towards the end, although walking, sleep tracking, and calories were kept up with. So, with a few minor modifications, we are going to try the same thing again. The restaurant should reopen part way through this challenge and that may require changes to some items (most notably sleep schedule and eating schedule). Walking Continue with walking to Mordor tracking using Fitbit to count all movement. If I maintain my current daily average for the year, I should make it to Mordor around the mid
  19. I don't have any advice or encouragement to add that hasn't already been said better except welcome home Rho.
  20. Following along again. Another excellent story segment, btw.
  21. Week 3 Day 2 Had an early morning this morning so sleep was a little short at 6:28. It also meant I did not get planks or squats done early. I do get them done later (late enough I almost decided against them but I did them anyway). 0:01:35 0:02:05 0:01:35 0:05:15 27 31 29 25 18 130 Food was a mess today, although the calorie numbers don't really represent it well. I did not eat pretty much all day then had
  22. You should be proud of that introduction, it has to be one of the best and most dramatic ones I've seen here. For me the miles generally come pretty easily, I just wear my Fitbit all day and report what it says, the advantage of a non-sedentary work environment. The pushups are a little harder, but if you are interested, I am using an app called Just 6 Weeks. It sets the program for you with the goal of accomplishing one or all of the following in 6 weeks: 100 pushups, 200 sit-ups, 10-minute plank, 200 squats, 150 bench dips, 100 dips, 20 pull-ups. It asks you to do a
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