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BlamedCat's Rebirth: From Porkins to Poe


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(Tuesday)

 

I'm so tired and sore.  That workout wrecked me all over, but that's a good thing!

 

So some notes and thoughts about this last week and my goals.

I should be able to hit my no-grain goal of 3 days this week, but I'm not sure how many more 'non grain' days I'll hit considering there's 2 birthdays and Thanksgiving this week.  Either way, I'll work on the primary essence of that goal which is to reduce grains (and in the case of having them, pick the least damming option).

Drink wise, I'll be able to steer clear of the copious amounts of apple cider, soda, and sweet tea that is likely to be around.

 

Exercise wise, I should be able to get in at least one more workout this week.  Walking probably won't happen, but we shall see.

And sleep... well if I go to bed late, I'll likely be able to sleep in (minus tomorrow, cause I still gotta work it).

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Current Challenge: BlamedCat's Rebirth: From Porkins to Poe     Tracking via spreadsheet

 

"Be very careful, then, how you live - not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil." (Ephesians 5:15&16)

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Summary: W4: Day 3 (Tuesday)

1. D -> Smashing my sweet tooth.

Easy Peasy... though my BIL offered me Maine rootbeer and seemed dejected when I declined and said I couldn't have it.  I then had to explain that I was trying to watch what I've been drinking as of late (his eyes seemed to gloss over) so I told him to put it in the fridge and I'd have it later.  Since I do have that 1 freebee day, I'll just put it on a day where I'm not eating in line with my goals anyway and enjoy it then.  Something tells me, I won't want to finish it, may like a few sips, but that's fine by me.

 

2. D -> Gut my grain intake

The only thing that borked my plans for this was the previously mentioned birthday dinner.  We went to Freebirds and I got a burrito bowl.  So while rice isn't so bad on the gluten side of things, it's still a grain, so that was that.

 

3. F -> Go to the gym.

Rest day

 

4. FB -> Walk at Work

Nada.

 

5. LUYL -> Snag more sleep

I managed my time well last night and got in bed around 9:30, much to the dismay of my daughter who likes to try and stay up and my friend which were wondering why I was already in bed... sigh, adulting sucks sometimes.

Current Challenge: BlamedCat's Rebirth: From Porkins to Poe     Tracking via spreadsheet

 

"Be very careful, then, how you live - not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil." (Ephesians 5:15&16)

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Week 4 Summary

 

1. Smashing my sweet tooth.

Application: Go 6 days per week without consuming a sugary concoction. Sugar free is better, but no sugar/chemicals is best.

PASSED

This worked out fine, even with the holiday weekend.

 

2. Gut my grain intake

Application: Attempt to reduce all grains with every meal, shoot for 3 days without grains per week.

FAILED (with a lesson)

I managed 2 days free, the rest were in limited quantity, minus Thanksgiving, which while the portions were small weren't avoiding outright.

On Friday I did find out something interseting... we went to a pizza buffet, first time in a long time.  My wife and I were WRECKED afterwards... kids were fine, but because we had dialed down the grains so much in the past three weeks, I was aching all over.  I mean the pizza set like a rock in my stomach, but my joints were aching... needless to say, lesson learned.

 

3. Go to the gym.

Application: Go to the gym 2-3 times a week with a plan.

FAILED

I made it once before all the Thanksgiving hubbub hit and then was busy familying the rest of the week.

 

4. Walk at Work (bonus)

Application: 2+ walks a week of 30+ minutes each.

FAILED

Nope

 

5.Snag more sleep

Application: Get to bed by 10pm at the latest during the work week, try to dial this down to 9pm and see if I can start waking at 5am, so I'm not rushing in the morning. This applies to the following nights, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday.

FAILED

On the three days that even counted, I managed to wake up on time 3 in a row and went to bed on time once. Thursday I got to sleep in, same with Friday, so that was nice :)

 

 

I'll get a challenge summary up sometime today, work pending.

Current Challenge: BlamedCat's Rebirth: From Porkins to Poe     Tracking via spreadsheet

 

"Be very careful, then, how you live - not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil." (Ephesians 5:15&16)

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Porkins to Poe Summary

(28 days)

1. Smashing my sweet tooth.

  • Application: Go 6 days per week without consuming a sugary concoction. Sugar free is better, but no sugar/chemicals is best.
  • PASSED
  • 27/24 required days
  • 1/4th of a rootbeer for the entire 28 days lol.

2. Gut my grain intake

  • Application: Attempt to reduce all grains with every meal, shoot for 3 days without grains per week.
  • PASSED
  • Grain intake reduced at almost all meals
  • 14/12 days (Every week but thanksgiving I hit my mark of 3 days.)

3. Go to the gym.

  • Application: Go to the gym 2-3 times a week with a plan.
  • PASSED (technically)
  • 8/8 (minimum) (managed to get 3 one week, so that made up for Thanksgiving week lol) but all in all not bad.

4. Walk at Work (bonus)

  • Application: 2+ walks a week of 30+ minutes each.
  • FAILED
  • Nope.  Got two walks in for the entire 28 days, that's a tad shy on this bonus goal.

 

5.Snag more sleep

  • Application: Get to bed by 10pm at the latest during the work week, try to dial this down to 9pm and see if I can start waking at 5am, so I'm not rushing in the morning. This applies to the following nights, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday.
  • FAILED
  • 9/18 (getting to bed before 10pm)
  • Out of the 18 eligible days, many of the bedtime attempts were thwarted, not by my own doing, but by family obligations (which I didn't realize was an issue)
  • 18/18 (waking up at 5)

All in all, not a bad challenge :)

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Current Challenge: BlamedCat's Rebirth: From Porkins to Poe     Tracking via spreadsheet

 

"Be very careful, then, how you live - not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil." (Ephesians 5:15&16)

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Well done on the first three, what are your plans to fix the other two?

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17 hours ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

Well done on the first three, what are your plans to fix the other two?

Well, I honestly don't feel the gym goal is solid yet.  It's almost there, but you know when something clicks, it hasn't yet.  The other two did for sure.

 

As for walking...  I think it would have to be a weekend walking thing.  Those are the two days I'm guaranteed some downtime to go do it consistently.

If I wanna focus on putting it into my day by day schedule, I can try eating lunch at my desk and going to walk during the actual lunch break.

 

As for sleeping... I don't really have a clue how to fix.  The waking up is fixed, but the going to bed on time seems impossible on those days that the SIL needs a ride to work.  This is all here because my car got totaled a few months back, so she's letting me take her car to work.  She gets off at 7am, but I need to be at work at 7am, hence the dropping her off at night.  My wife picks her up in the morning while on her way to pick up a kiddo she watches.

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Current Challenge: BlamedCat's Rebirth: From Porkins to Poe     Tracking via spreadsheet

 

"Be very careful, then, how you live - not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil." (Ephesians 5:15&16)

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