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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

 

 

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43 minutes ago, Kat on the Run said:

Woah, glad to see you're back up and running but I can imagine that makes for quite the busy season.  Good luck with your goals!

 

4 minutes ago, Salinger said:

Oh my, congrats on the opening!!!! Keep well :) xx

 

Thanks for the well wishes.  Glad we are back open, but the initial rush has been crazy LOL.

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1 hour ago, bker1370 said:

I am the head grill cook at my local steakhouse

 

I think I speak for many of us when I say: welcome back, my new best friend.

I felt like I could run forever, like I could smell the wind and feel the grass under my feet, and just run forever.

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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).

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On 12/9/2019 at 1:21 PM, sarakingdom said:

 

I think I speak for many of us when I say: welcome back, my new best friend.

 

Thank you, I take it you enjoy a good steak then?  LOL

 

10 hours ago, Manarelle said:

Dear gosh. Cooks are usually busy; I can't imagine a two-year delayed reopening. Congrats and good luck. 

 

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
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Walking to Mordor 1879.44 miles/1779 miles

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5 hours ago, bker1370 said:

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.

 

O.o Geez.... glad it's "slowing down" a bit. Do you get a day off anytime soon? 

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2 hours ago, Manarelle said:

 

O.o Geez.... glad it's "slowing down" a bit. Do you get a day off anytime soon? 

 

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.

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Walking to Mordor 1879.44 miles/1779 miles

Mini Challenge:  Week 1:  | Week 2:  | Week 3 | Week 4 | Week 5 |

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12 hours ago, bker1370 said:

Thank you, I take it you enjoy a good steak then?  LOL 

 

At every opportunity. :D

I felt like I could run forever, like I could smell the wind and feel the grass under my feet, and just run forever.

Current Challenge: #24 - Mrs. Cosmopolite Challenge

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On 12/9/2019 at 1:33 PM, bker1370 said:

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).

 

I’ll be staying in Metropolis on the 26th, but unfortunately I won’t be going through Pinckneyville.  

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