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Tateman: It's the final countdown... to league Bowling!


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The goal this challenge is to actually stick around the whole challenge haha ;)

 

Actually, bowling is back on the menu. Leagues have been going. I however have not been joined back up. We stopped bowling in March of 2020. I didn't do any bowling until May of 2021. A couple practice sessions, and then I bowled the Nationals tournament in Vegas. (actually did my 3rd best showing in all of my years doing the tournament)

With things calming down a bit now, I have agreed to bowl this coming winter season. Starts September 9th!

 

A couple of issues. #1 I am way, way, way out of practice. #2 I am way, way, way out of shape haha. 

 

This challenge, I want to work to getting myself on the path to much better health. I hope that this challenge shall be my epic respawn, and get myself moving in the direction I want to be going. It is the month that my Mom died 11 years ago. It sometimes creeps up on me mentally. So, I just have to be aware. Give myself a break if I need. 

 

Goal #1 - Get the sleep cycle in control

Yeah, yeah, I know another challenge with a sleeping goal ;) Honestly though, I always think of this as one of the keys to get me to make good choices. I have been staying up entirely too late again. Another problem I have, is that I stay in bed too long. A lot of times I will be tired from lack of sleep. Then just stay in bed for hours watching videos or whatever. The sleep challenge shall have 3 parts to it.

 

Get myself reading at 10:30 PM

Get myself to bed at 11:30 PM

Get myself out of my bed asap, and start the day. 

 

There can be some exceptions. Friday nights, is usually the time my wife and I catch up on the shows we watch. Sometimes, we do watch later then 10:30 PM. It's on the weekend though, so it really shouldn't bee too much of an issue. If this happens, I think I just try to get to bed asap. This would be better then me staying up on the computer :)

 

15 points per day. All 7 days. 105 points per week.

 

Goal #2 - Get back into tracking

I use to never really have much issue tracking calories. It seems like I have been struggling to get myself to lately though. I really want to do it, because I want to get myself to eat about 2300 calories. No more then 2500 really. I'm not doing keto or anything this time. Basically CiCo. I haven't been massively trying lately, but I want to see if I can get this to work. I'll just grade myself on tracking. To make things even easier for myself, I shall accept multiple forms of tracking haha. Cronometer is the app I use to track. If for some reason I can't be bothered that day, then take a picture of my food. At the very least, write it in a journal. I 100% plan to get chronometer going again. I just know that I have tried a few times recently, and I seen to just break down sometime during they day. Mostly, just because I want to get to the shoving of food in my mouth I guess haha.

 

Tracking each day is 15 points.  105 points for the week

 

Goal #3 - Bring on the steps!

I really need to get back into walking (and some day running).  I don't want to focus on I have to go for a walk. More I want to make sure I have a certain number of steps. Obviously, I'm not getting 10k a day right away. I'd just be asking for an injury haha. I could say I need to walk for 30 minutes, but if I stand someplace playing pokemon go for part of that time, does it count? :) Biggest thing here is for me to get out, and get things moving. Build up that heart muscle.

 

The question is, what is the goal to aim for. Looking at my fitbit data, I really have not been moving much. I think I will start off this first week at 5,000 steps. This should be easy. At least in my brain right now. 

 

Evaluate at the end of each week to see if I need to adjust the step count. I would like to increase it each week or two.

Week 1 - 5,000 steps a day. 15 points per day. 105 points per week.

 

Goal #4 - Clean out our storage unit

This is going to be somewhat difficult. It involves more then just going there and bring it all in the apartment. I need to through out a lot, or donate if I can. I have a lot of baseball/sport cards. It's time I get thought them as well. I know a lot are really not worth a thing. There are some things to bring to the apartment. That means down sizing stuff here too. We have been working on this a bit the last few weeks too. While I want to add in workouts in the challenge, I predict much working out and soreness by clearing out this storage unit. Plus the added benefit of not having to fork out that money each month :D

I would like to be all cleared out this month, but I'm not sure how feasible this is. My goal is to at least get to the unit once a week. Lot of things happening at the apartment too, so it will all kind of tie in together. 

 

15 points per week, must go there at least once each week. 

 

Total challenge points:

Week 1 (08/01 - 08/07) - 0/330

Week 2 (08/08 - 08/14) - 0/330 

Week 3 (08/15 - 08/21) - 0/330 

Week 4 (08/22 - 08/28) - 0/330

Week 5 (08/29 - 09/04) - 0/330

 

Measurements: Day 1 / End of challenge (coming soon)

Chest - 

Waist - 

Bicep(L) - 

Bicep(R) - 

Thigh(L) - 

Thigh(R) - 

Weight - 

 

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Tracking calories gets old and boring after a while. It's normal for it to feel more difficult over time.

 

I feel you on the baseball cards. I remember that brief spot in the early 90s when they were super popular before the bubble burst. 6th graders were showing off their collections like Wall Street Barons showing off stick portfolios and talking like those cards were a retirement plan.

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9 hours ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

Tracking calories gets old and boring after a while. It's normal for it to feel more difficult over time.

 

I feel you on the baseball cards. I remember that brief spot in the early 90s when they were super popular before the bubble burst. 6th graders were showing off their collections like Wall Street Barons showing off stick portfolios and talking like those cards were a retirement plan.

Oh man, I felt like that back in the day. I thought my cards were going to be my retirement haha. I was buying a lit during that time. Apparently it's known as the "junk wax era" now. So much was produced, there is a lot that is really not worth much. Went to storage today, and I have a feeling my brother had gone through and stole anything I had of real value. Ken Griffey Jr rookies and such. Still, I won't know for sure until I get though it all.

 

Got out of bed, pretty much right away. Very tempted to get back in bed and just sit there playing pokemon and such. I didn't though. :D  We were going out to get a few things today. Took a stop by storage. I tossed out all my old bowling balls, and a bowling bag. I think it was 14 balls.  There is my cards and comics I have in there, plus a rack of a few boxes. I think all my old consoles are in one tub, the Atari 2600 and games were in another :) There are a couple of chairs that belong to my sister in law. A few other odds and ends. Hopefully, I can make it though it all this month. A good start today though.  

 

With the running around, I am over 5k steps today already too. It actually feels like I have been working out. Wife got a new file cabinet yesterday. 53lbs. I hoisted that up on my shoulder and moved it up the flight of stairs. It felt good to do it, but I almost thought I wasn't going to make it. I really should have had my son help me. I knew my body wasn't pleased. I had the shakes a bit afterwards haha. Then all the stuff today. My body is like wtf man.

 

Also tracking is fine so far. We had some Wienerschnitzel today. None of it was in cronometer, so I even took the time to enter it in there.

 

I've got a new storage drawer for ikea. Plus we are replacing a few desks here, and that's all coming in this week. I have lots of building, and lifting to do soon ;)

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As a fellow dude, I must do this:
 

38 minutes ago, Tateman said:

Took a stop by storage. I tossed out all my old bowling balls, and a bowling bag. I think it was 14 balls. 

I'm sorry you had to get rid of your balls.

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11 hours ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

I feel you on the baseball cards. I remember that brief spot in the early 90s when they were super popular before the bubble burst. 6th graders were showing off their collections like Wall Street Barons showing off stick portfolios and talking like those cards were a retirement plan.

 

It was never baseball cards in my school. It was Garbagepail Kids cards in the 80s.

 

29 minutes ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

As a fellow dude, I must do this:
 

I'm sorry you had to get rid of your balls.

 

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4 hours ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

As a fellow dude, I must do this:
 

I'm sorry you had to get rid of your balls.

It's ok, I still have 7 haha

 

 

3 hours ago, sarakingdom said:

 

It was never baseball cards in my school. It was Garbagepail Kids cards in the 80s.

 

 

jesus GIF

licking the big lebowski GIF

 

haha

 

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6 hours ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

How do you walk?

Coming Lets Go GIF by 60 Second Docs 

something like this ;) haha

 

Pretty good day 1.

 

Failed goal 1. I did get up in the morning, but I did not read. I also went to bed at 12:30am. I started putting together a ikea cabinet late. I knew it was probably too late to start. Then decided just to finish it haha.

 

Goal 2 I did in fact track all things in cronometer. Even having to manually add in a few things. It's really just helping me be more mindful about my eating.

 

Goal 3 Ended up with 5940 steps. A good start. I didn't specifically go for any walk, but was out and about, plus being a bit more active.

 

Goal 4 It's a weekly goal, but nailed the minimum for the week. Hopefully, I can make it back out there for more this week, but I do have quite a bit to do here at the apartment first. 

 

This morning, I almost didn't just want to get up out of bed. However, I did. :) I'll have to head out at some point to get in some steps. fitbit is on the charger though!

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