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A17's September Journal.

So I suppose I should start.

I don’t actually have long to post anything of note: I have the Cold Turkey app on my computer, and 12:30am currently serves as the time everything shuts down. I have 13 minutes.

Functionally, I don’t know if I even need 13 (now 12) minutes to say anything. What’s happened is the following:

  • every night at 11:30am my computer blocks all the fun sites (Facebook, Twitter, etc.)
  • at 12am it blocks all sites sans my Gmail (in case of emergencies), Headspace (to meditate), a few other necessities, and Beeminder. At 12:30 it defaults to the lock screen.

For now, the closest thing I can get to fun is to write in Beeminder or tidy my room… so here we are (for 10 more minutes, at least.).

I’m still getting to grips with Beeminder. I’m still not entirely sure what a retroratchet means, just as I’m not sure what a lot of this stuff means. The first time I started Beeminder I did OK, apart from I found myself beeminding in the middle of my exam period and unable to keep up with the app. Lesson learned. Things are different this time.

This time I have a very loose plan: lose 0.7lbs a week. Doctors tend to say that around 2ish lbs is the maximum one should aim to lose - I’m currently 6’1 and 270. 0.7 lbs a week averages to 0.1 lbs a day. If I can stick to that, eventually I can step towards 1.4 lbs a week, and then 2.1 lbs.

The hope is to add a certain amount of steps done once I get a fitbit watch to go alongside my weighing scale. For now I just want to learn the basics. This month’s entries is just me coming to a forum to log how I’m doing, I guess.

I think there’s more I’d like to say, but we have one minute.