Sometimes I will spend days trying to bring myself to a point where I can read feedback from a professor.
Sometimes I will finish a 1st draft and send it in because I’d rather not look at my own mistakes.
Sometimes I avoid making decisions because it hurts knowing that I’ve left possibilities behind.
I haven’t really blogged anything in the longest time, so I thought I’d kick off the next phase with reasons why I think I stopped. Â And I say “why I think I stopped” because I never really decided to stop, it just kind of happened…
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I have passed 50 pounds lost since January of this year. I now weigh less than I did at the end of 12th grade.
- This has been incredibly hard and at the same time incredibly easy.
- By training myself to look forward to the leftovers I create by not eating traditional portions, I have drastically reduced the amount I eat, and the amount we spend on food.
- In general, I feel better than I have in a long time. This is psychological as much as it is physical- I love watching the fat melt off.
- Discipline is everything. This is the first time in my life, outside of when I was playing sports and competing for a spot on a team, that I have been able to routinize my working out and eating so effectively. I feel that if I stop I will quickly drop into bad habits, and this has become somewhat stressful
- I allow myself nights where my eating goes way over the top- candy, ice cream etc.
- Related to that, I do not deny myself any food; I simply minimize the amount of it I eat. A pint of Ben And Jerry’s consumed over two weeks is a treat every night and surprisingly easy to do with my weight loss goals in mind.
- While these changes have been easy/hard, thinking about eating takes up a considerable amount of my daily thought. I have not been as productive this season and I’m not sure how I feel about it.Â Perhaps weight loss should be my only goal right now anyway.
I’m going to post some before/after images soon. I have about 20 more pounds to go. Things have slowed considerably since the beginning of March. A chronicle of every single thing I have eaten since January can be found at my PBT Spreadsheet.
Working from 1AM to 10:30 AM all week, but thanks for asking!
<–you can see the current state of affairs at my flickr account.
In other news I have been extremely unproductive lately, and I can’t really put my finger on why.Â It might be the weather.Â We did get DirecTV again so Dawn can watch hockey and I must say, unblurry television is quite nice, though I find that almost everything I need from the tv is completely replaced by my xbox media center.Â Hacking it for wi-fi (again) has been quite fun however.
Taxes are done.Â Time to start looking for a house to buy.
Finally, I have lost 35.5 lbs. Â Would you believe that despite this loss I am still only reaching my freshman 15 weight.Â Still, I haven’t been this weight since 1994, so not bad.Â Honestly I don’t think I *look* like I’ve lost that much, but the scale says I have so I’ll take it.
Despite the occasional sugary setback, I have hit 20lbs lost.
So I’ve decided to try and train my ear to recognize different pitches.Â I’m not entirely certain why I’m doing this but mostly it is because I continue to live by the strange notion that I play music.
Training consists of the following:
- Record each note individually using my keyboard (5 octaves only) at about 3 second intervals.
- Record me singing the name of the note after each is played. Â
- Split the wav into individual tracks- each representing a single note.
- Convert split wavs into MP3.
- Dump into itunes
- Create playlist.
- Copy playlist to iPod.Â
- Shuffle Playlist.
- Listen to shuffled pitch files when walking around and at work.
The question now is “Will this work?”Â We shall see.
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