This Is Taking Too Long

I’ve done the math. I’ve checked how long it takes me to write a good material. It’s too long.

This has been a worthy experiment, but there are other things to do in life besides write a book. If I don’t get it done by the end of the year I won’t sweat it. This doesn’t mean I’m giving up. It just means that I’m not too worried about timetables anymore.

Do I Keep Going With This Blog?

This blog’s been going for a while now and I’ve been doing a lot of soul searching. It’s not really making me money, it’s more of a… release of emotion sometimes? I think Twitter might do this better (although I might quit Twitter soon). At the moment I’m leaning towards simply not renewing the WordPress payments and just going along with starting a different blog, maybe about writing or studying Raspberry Pi’s. I still am not sure what I’m going to do, but I’ve got a few months to decide. I’m in no immediate rush. And I still may keep going. If I do I’m going to transform it into something better instead of a bunch of half-thoughts and whatnot. Pretty sure my last post could have been read as: “Star Wars was bad. The end.” Or perhaps not quite like that but at the moment it feels like a really expensive social media tool.

What I’m saying is that WordPress gives me more control over my media creations than Facebook or Twitter, but it also is costing me money. I keep teeter-tottering between just deleting the thing and continuing with the status quo. At the moment I’m in the zone of “not-quite-yet”.

So for now, I’m continuing down my blogging journey.

Writing A Book

This Christmas season has been great. Last week was mostly about exchanging presents and spending time with family. This week looks to be mostly about resting up.

During this time I’ve been thinking about what I’m going to do next year, and I’ve decided I’m going to go for writing a book again. Last time I tried writing under a pen name, so I’m not sure if I’m going to try that again or not. It seems like a lot of effort. This will be the big dream this year. I’ve been looking to write one for years and if I don’t do it now I don’t know if I ever will.

 

The Raspberry Pi’s Are Coming

Long ago in a blog far away, I declared I was going to do some projects. Well now I’ve got three Raspberry Pi’s and an Arduino and I’m feeling like a mad scientist. I’ve got drill bits and Velcro and an extra desk to use as a workstation. Here’s a list of project ideas I have.

1. Overhead camera for storage unit.

2. Robot that patrols the apartment.

3. Christmas light show.

4. Gas detector.

5. A robot that says “hello” whenever someone enters the living room.

The list is endless here. I’m also hoping to use this to brush up on programming. Python and C++ are probably going to be the target languages. Everything is all set to start the first project. I just need to find where I left the camera’s power cord. First project starts this Saturday. For real this time.

Diet Update 10/26/2019

I wanted to provide an update to my diet plan. Like last time I haven’t followed this as religiously as I should but I’m working on it.

Day 1:

-3 Servings Almond Milk
-2 Bananas
-1 Orange
-1 Cajun Turkey Sandwich
-2 Cups Broccoli
-Black Beans
-1 Bowl Multigrain Cheerios
-1 Cashew Sandwich On Whole Wheat Bread
-2 Cups Spinach
-Grilled Chicken

Day 2:

-3 Servings Almond Milk
-2 Bananas
-1 Orange
-Roast Beef Sandwich
-2 Cups Broccoli
-Black Beans
-2 Bowls Kellog’s Corn Flakes
-2 Potatoes
-Oatmeal
-3 Brazil Nuts
-1/2 Cup Peanuts
-1/2 Cup Pecans
-2 Cups Kale
-2 Adult Carrots
-Grilled Chicken

Wednesdays And Saturdays:

-Salmon

If I’m still hungry after all this every day I eat additional sandwiches with grilled chicken, deli meat, and nuts. All nuts are unsalted. Also, you’ll notice eggs are not eaten daily anymore.

As I continue to gauge my body over time this diet is going to continue to change. I just wanted to share it’s most recent iteration. Again, I’m not a doctor and talk to one before following some dude’s advice on the internet.

Nature Bike Ride 8/31/2019

I went on my first nature bike trip in who knows how long. Part of weight loss is the exercise, something I’ve been slacking off on.

I didn’t make it very far as I had to turn back before the sun went down but I’m considering this baby steps. Next time I’m going to make it to the first stopping point 3.4 miles from where I started. As I’ve said before I’m working my way up to going the entire trail from start to finish.

Then if anyone thinks I’m out of shape, I’ll have over eighty miles of bragging rights to say otherwise.

New Diet

I’ve started a new diet to kick back into weight loss mode. The new plan involves using a variety of foods to get the micronutrients and supplement the remaining macronutrients with deli meat sandwiches, peanut butter, nuts, and black beans. The diet goes on a two day schedule.

Day 1:

-3 Servings Almond Milk
-2 Bananas
-1 Orange
-2 Cups Broccoli
-2 Eggs With Table Salt
-2 Cups Multigrain Cheerios
-1 Cashew Sandwich On Whole Wheat Bread
-2 Cups Spinach
-*Fish Oil

Day 2:

-3 Servings Almond Milk
-2 Bananas
-1 Orange
-2 Cups Broccoli
-2 Eggs With Table Salt
-2 Cups Multigrain Cheerios
-2 Potatoes
-Oatmeal
-Four Brazil Nuts
-1/2 Cup Peanuts
-1/2 Cup Pecans
-2 Cups Kale
-2 Adult Carrots
-*Fish Oil

*Replace Fish Oil With Salmon On Saturdays
While it says things like “2 cups kale” and “3 Servings Almond Milk” that doesn’t mean 2 cups of kale at once. Maybe some kale in the morning and some in the evening. Maybe a cup of cheerios and some brazil nuts for breakfast while another cup for lunch. If I can’t eat enough healthy foods one day maybe supplement with a multivitamin. It’s a common sense sort of thing.

I’ve done enough research to where I feel confident I can get most if not all of the nutrients I need from this. I’m sure there are nutritionists who may agree or disagree, but it’s definitely better than most people’s diets.

Next week I’m looking toward losing at least 2 pounds. That means the goal now is to be 191.8 lbs by next Wednesday morning.

Onward onward! Weight loss here I come!

Update: I’ve changed the number of Brazil nuts to four after feeling sick from eating so many. As a quick reminder I’m just some guy on the internet and not a health professional so ask your doctor before you try a new diet.