Daily Habit Goals, March revisited

Time Action
06:00 Wake
06:15 Get out of bed
Clean bite guard
Blood sugar
Medications
Meditation
06:30 Ride to work
7:45 Shower
8:00 Coffee
Peanut butter toast (15g carbs)
Work
12:30 Lunch (60g carbs)
13:00 Work
16:30 Ride home
18:00 Chores
18:30 Dinner (60g carbs)
21:00 Free time for…
…Music
…Chores
…Reading books
…TV
21:15 Brush teeth
Bite guard
Bed

Daily Habit Goals, March

Time Action
06:00 Wake
06:15 Get out of bed
Clean bite guard
Blood sugar
06:30 Make coffee
Kitchen chores while waiting
Make/eat peanut butter toast (15g carbs)
Medications
Meditation
7:00 Ride to work
8:00 Work
12:30 Lunch (60g carbs)
13:00 Work
17:00 Ride home
18:30 Dinner (60g carbs)
21:00 Free time for…
…Music
…Chores
…Reading books
…TV
21:15 Brush teeth
Bite guard
Bed

Vital Statistics

Aches & pains: sore throat, congestion, general physical malaise

Current reading: The Drama of the Gifted Child by Alice Miller, Getting Things Done by David Allen

Recent listening: Very Bad Wizards, Waking Up with Sam Harris

Recent viewing: Humans, Saturday Night Live, The Last Man in the World, United Shades of America, Kobe Bryant’s Muse, Bright, Black Mirror (season 3), Chasing Trane, Dave Chappelle, Rick and Morty

Recent playing: n/a

Recently accomplished: Garage organization/cleaning, rideshare driving

Imperative To Do: Get a job, 100 miles/week riding, lower grade to 8 inches, reduce CPAP leakage, resume iOS training

Daily habit goals, January (again)

Time Action
06:00 Wake
06:30 Get out of bed
Clean bite guard
Blood sugar
06:45 Drive for Uber/Lyft
08:30 Return home
Make coffee
Kitchen chores while waiting
Make/eat peanut butter toast (15g carbs)
09:00 Apply for jobs/career development
Medications with second cup of coffee
12:30 Lunch (60g carbs)
13:00 iOS developer training
14:00 Bike ride (10 miles minimum)
15:30 Meditation
16:00 iOS developer training
17:30 Dinner (60g carbs)
Drive for Uber/Lyft
21:15 Brush teeth
Bite guard
Bed

Daily habit goals, January

Time Action
07:00 Wake
08:00 Get out of bed
Clean bite guard
Blood sugar
Make coffee
Kitchen chores while waiting
Make/eat peanut butter toast (15g carbs)
08:30 Apply for jobs/career development
Medications with second cup of coffee
09:30 Drive for Uber/Lyft
12:30 Lunch (60g carbs)
13:00 iOS developer training
14:00 Bike ride (10 miles minimum)
15:30 Meditation
16:00 iOS developer training
17:30 Dinner (60g carbs)
Drive for Uber/Lyft
21:00 Free time for…
…Music
…Chores
…Reading books
…TV
22:15 Brush teeth
Bite guard
Bed

Daily habit goals, November

Time Action
07:00 Wake
08:30 Get out of bed
Clean bite guard
Blood sugar
Make coffee
Kitchen chores while waiting
Make/eat peanut butter toast (15g carbs)
09:00 Apply for jobs/career development
Medications with second cup of coffee
11:00 iOS developer training
13:00 Bike ride (10 miles minimum)
14:00 Lunch (60g carbs)
14:30 Meditation
15:00 iOS developer training
16:30 Chores
19:00 Dinner (60g carbs)
19:30 Free time for…
…Music
…Chores
…Reading books
…TV
22:15 Brush teeth
Bite guard
Bed

Vital Statistics

Aches & pains: shoulders/neck (better but still creaky)

Current reading: The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg, iOS Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide, Cracking the Code Interview by Gayle Laakmann McDowell

Recent listening: Chet Baker, Bob Dylan, Robyn Hitchcock, Maria Muldaur

Recent viewing: Thirteen Reasons Why, The Expanse, Better Call Saul (Season 2), The Last Man on Earth, Billions, Homeland, Scandal, Guardians of the Galaxy 2

Recent playing: Lake Drawing Book

Recently accomplished: The Daily Bowie, 3000 steps a day for 2 weeks, fixed bathtub drain, mailed CDs, yard work

Imperative To Do: Get a job, write Mother’s article, walk 4000 steps per day, mail CDs to people

Daily habit goals for 2017

Time Action
08:00 Wake
08:30 Brush teeth
Blood sugar
Start hot water
Walk
09:00 Make coffee
Make/eat protein breakfast*
09:15 Begin work
09:30 Medications (second cup)
11:00 Standup
11:30 Lunch: (tbd) calories and (tbd) carbs
13:00 Blood sugar
15:30 Snack
17:30 Chores
18:00 Dinner: (tbd) calories and (tbd) carbs
19:30 Free time for…
…Mindfulness
…Music
…Chores
…Reading books
…Second walk
…TV
22:00 Brush teeth
Bed

* eggs, snack pack, peanut butter toast, cottage cheese, string cheese

Vital Statistics

Aches & pains: right ankle
Current reading: Little Heathens by Mildred Armstrong Kalish
Recent listening: B.B. King, Albert King, Freddie King, John Anderson, Eric Clapton, Booker T. and the MG’s, Bukka White, Electric Flag, Mike Bloomfield, Paul Butterfield Blue Band, Elmore James, Robert Johnson, Fleetwood Mac, George Harrison, Harlem Slim, Jimi Hendrix, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Jimmy Reed, The Band, Reverend Gary Davis, Dock Boggs, John Hartford, Pet Seeger
Recent viewing: The Middle, Community, The Civil War, Frontline, 60 Minutes, Kickass, Surface, Lord of the Flies (1963), Strange Days, Suck, Twilight Zone, Network, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Black Swan, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Dark City
Recent playing: DropZap, Words with Friends
Recently accomplished: Teacher meetings (Thomas), Troop 820 treasurer’s report, bank trip, Tivo hard drive replacement
Imperative To Do: Clean garage, clean gutters, new shelves for stereo, bark dust, doctor appointments

Like endless rain into a paper cup

As you probably know, we had a very hot summer this year in Portland. During one heat wave, temperatures reached 107 on some days and didn’t get below 75 at night. Round about that time I found myself thirsty quite a lot. It was hot and our air conditioning infrastructure is lacking so I thought it was because of the heat that I was drinking so much water. Around about the same time I also started urinating much more often than I had ever before. Again, I chalked it up to the heat and increased water intake but I still noted a couple of events that were unusual. First, one night I woke up having to urinate which is something that almost never happens to me, especially if I go to the bathroom before I get in bed. Soon it was happening to me every night but I still didn’t put it together.

I also felt incredibly tired most of the time. The last few hours of work each day were very difficult and I would often end up in the comfy chair a few feet from my office, watching MSNBC’s political block. The fatigue had arrived rather gradually and I didn’t really notice it until our Family Camp with Troop 820 in June. When walking long distances there was difficult in terms of muscle fatigue, I chalked it up to the altitude and the weight I had recently gained. It got worse and worse all summer but even these were not clue enough for me.
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