Daily Entry: April 21st, 2018

Sat Apr 21 13:41:45 UTC 2018

Morning sleep questions:

  • What time did you get into bed last night?
    • 2210
  • What time did you turn everything off and try to fall asleep?
    • 2210
  • How long did it take you to fall asleep?
    • 10 minutes
  • Did you wake up during the night? How often? How long were you awake total?
    • 0355: 5 minutes.
  • What time was your final awakening this morning?
    • 0550
  • What time did you get out of bed?
    • 0630
  • Did anything unusual happen yesterday that might have affected your sleep? (illness, disturbances, emotional stress, etc.)
    • No
  • What is the total amount of time you slept last night in hours and minutes? (best estimate)
    • 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Did you take any medication that might have affected your sleep? What? When?
    • No

Evening sleep questions:

  • Did you nap today? How many times? When? How long?
    • 1630: 30 minutes.
  • Did you consume any medicine that you do not take on a daily basis? What? How much? When?
    • No.
  • Did you have any caffeinated or alcoholic beverages today? What? How much? When?
    • @1000 15 mg caffeine (tall decaf soy latte)
  • Please rate your average sleepiness today on a scale of 1 - 10. (1 = wide awake, 10 = very sleepy)
    • 4
Sat Apr 21 13:43:17 UTC 2018

Weight this morning: 217.2 lbs

Food tracking:


  • 3000 calories
  • 20g processed sugar
  • 120g protein (20g every 3 hours)

Morning protein @0700:

  • Pea protein: 100
  • Banana: 100 (200)

More morning protein @0930:

  • Pea protein: 100 (300)
  • Banana: 100 (400)

Starbucks @1000:

  • Tall decaf unsweetened latte: 100 (500)

Lunch @1230:

  • Vietnamese food: 1000 (1500)

Snack @1600:

  • Pea protein: 50 (1550)
  • Banana: 100 (1650)
  • Oatmeal: 140 (1790)
  • Ripple pea milk: 35 (1825)

Dinner @1830:

  • Ripple pea milk: 70 (1895)
  • Bread: 140 (2035)
  • Doritos: 210 (2245)
  • Avocado: 200 (2445)
  • Tomato: 15 (2460)

Protein @2130:

  • Pea protein: 100 (2560)
  • Banana: 100 (2660)
Sat Apr 21 13:44:47 UTC 2018
Time (PDT) Intention Revision 1 Revision 2
0000 SLEEP
0030 SLEEP
0100 SLEEP
0130 SLEEP
0200 SLEEP
0230 SLEEP
0300 SLEEP
0330 SLEEP
0400 SLEEP
0430 SLEEP
0500 SLEEP
0530 SLEEP
0600 Laying in bed
0700 Reading
0730 Reading
0800 Wake wife up
0830 Getting ready
0900 Family time
0930 Family time
1000 Family time
1030 Family time
1100 Family time
1130 Family time
1200 Family time
1230 Family time
1300 NAP Family time
1330 Grocery shopping Family time
1400 Grocery shopping Family time
1430 Grocery shopping Family time
1500 Gaming: Majora's Mask Grocery shopping
1530 Gaming: Majora's Mask Grocery shopping
1600 Gaming: Majora's Mask Bus home
1630 Gaming: Majora's Mask NAP
1700 Cooking Reading
1730 Cooking Reading
1800 Cooking Eating
1830 Cooking TV: Overwatch
1900 Gaming: Overwatch TV: Overwatch
1930 Gaming: Overwatch
2000 Gaming: Overwatch
2030 Reading
2100 End of day routine
2130 TV: Santa Clarita Diet
2200 SLEEP
2230 SLEEP
2300 SLEEP
2330 SLEEP
Sun Apr 22 04:13:08 UTC 2018

Had a solid amount of family time today, Stephan. My sister was in town so we went to coffee and then to a nice Vietnamese place. There was more going on but the wife and I got tired so we bused home. Along the way, we got some stuff at Target (loving me that Ripple pea milk), and when I got home I took a fairly delayed nap. I was really feeling like a good nap starting around what's become my usual nap time (1300) up until I finally took one.

That's an interesting development. The dip for a npa is supposedly pretty narrow, circadian-rhythm-wise. Or so I think. Maybe narrow isn't really that narrow? Something to ponder.

For my end-of-day routine: I had a protein shake and cleaned the kitchen a bit. I then brushed my teeth. Then I started filling in this post (updating info above and writing thoughts here). That's basically it.

Seems the exercise really does impact how much I eat in a day. Was quite capable of eating less than 3000 calories today, what with no running 4.6 miles and no going climbing. I wonder how much I'll eat tomorrow.

I'm really enjoying The First 20 Hours. I have about 20 pages left. Every single thing he learned was interesting. Though the last chapter about windsurfing isn't making me want to learn some parallel.

Every other chapter, though, has been pretty powerful. Yoga was a good parallel for me with climbing. His making a website with my goal to rebuild this one proper, and also make several sites. Relearning touch typing was something I had brushed off but his experience was pretty convincing, and also it reminded me how I wanted to start building the habit of improving my development environment and/or switch environments for the sake of proper exploration.

And his methodology gives me a better system to dive into. No ambient learning via usage. Identify what I don't like or what I'm bad at and work on it directly by either practicing it or changing something.

His learning the board game Go even made me think that I should at least learn it, Stephan. Though, the way he ended the chapter made me rethink that.

The chapter on learning to play the ukulele poked at my earlier attempt to learn piano this year. I was just getting to right-hand, left-hand parity of sorts before stopping. I was even doing a little jamming with my limited understanding with as far as I got with basic chords and scales and stuff.

His lovable projects reminded me of a bunch of mine.

And with rock-climbing, I've already started tackling them.