Thursday, February 25, 2021

Day 19

1:35 A.M.

There's really no comfortable way for me to use my laptop right now.  I need a different room.  Different furniture.  A different layout.  It's unhealthy to use my laptop.  That's a funny realization to make.

1:50 P.M.

I'm at 211.8 pounds right now.  I haven't eaten yet today, so I can probably put that off for a few hours more.

1:55 P.M.

There's a lot of honking going on outside.  Like, more than usual, so you can tell something happened.  I leaned out the window and saw there was some cars stopped down the road, like there were three cars stopped and a truck in the next lane, all at a diagonal angle, and some people were standing outside the vehicles, so it looks like there was a fender bender or something.

2:40 P.M.

There are three lamps in this room, plus an overhead light bulb off the front of the bed, plus two overhead light bulbs in the entranceway, but those are controlled by a timed switch, so even if you turn them on, they'll turn off automatically in a few minutes.  Little things bug me, like how one of the lights in the bathroom is controlled by a motion-detector switch.  If you walk in, the light turns on automatically, and it'll either turn itself off automatically five minutes later (or so), or you can just press the switch to turn it on and off.  Even if you hit the switch to turn the light on, it'll still turn itself off a while later.  Sometimes I've been lying in bed and the light turns itself on anyway.  It's spooky the first few times it happens, especially at night.  Also, the elevator makes a chime sound when it arrives on each floor, and it makes, like, three chimes in a row, even though I feel like two chimes would suffice.  So each time the elevator door opens down the hallway, you hear the two chimes, and then there's that one-second pause, and then the third chime.  It's just an annoying thing to have to wait that extra second for the final chime and for the little noise to stop.  Another little thing that bugs me is the MPAA ratings info that pops up whenever you re-start a movie with the Amazon Fire TV Stick.  It just lingers there in the top-left corner for about five seconds longer than necessary, and every time I restart a movie I'll rewind about twenty seconds just so I don't have that ratings graphic lingering over the part of the movie I haven't watched yet.  

3:25 P.M.

Man, I still waste a lot of time checking Twitter and Wreddit each day.  I'm going to start listing the movies I've watched since starting this blog, but that doesn't capture what you actually look at all day.  Like, you can spend two hours watching a movie, and chances are you also spent two hours looking at stuff on the internet, but you don't record the stuff you look at online.

4:40 P.M.

I still haven't eaten today.  I took a walk for about 30 minutes.  I currently weight 211.4 pounds.

4:45 P.M.

You lose a pound in about 8 hours.  So that's 96 chunks of 5-minute periods.  So each time I go 5 minutes without eating, that's 1/96th of a pound.  So you have to do it about 100 times to lose one pound.

4:50 P.M.

Okay, I just went another five minutes without eating.

4:55 P.M.

And another five minutes.

5:00 P.M.

And another five minutes.

5:10 P.M.

Another ten minutes.

5:25 P.M.

Another 15 minutes, now.

5:30 P.M.

I'm at 212.0 pounds right now, which is just kind of annoying.  I haven't eaten all day, I took a 30-minute walk, and since 1:50 P.M. I've gained 2/10ths of a pound.  I mean, I know why it's happening--it's just water weight.  But it still feels like you're losing progress even though you haven't eaten anything for the last 3-1/2 hours.  A little over 3-1/2 hours, really.

5:35 P.M.

Another annoying thing about weighing yourself is you want to keep everything constant.  So each time I record my weight, I take off my clothes so I'm just in my underwear.  T-shirts weight a little bit, so I don't want to be thrown off by that.  So it takes effort just to weigh yourself, which messes up the strategy I've been using which entails lying in bed and watching TV and not doing anything.  It's a pretty good strategy.  Maybe not the best strategy, but still a pretty good one.

5:40 P.M.

Another five minutes without eating.

5:55 P.M.

I'm still checking Twitter and Wreddit, but I haven't eaten today, so that feels like a fair trade-off.

6:00 P.M.

Right now I weigh 211.6 pounds in my t-shirt.

6:10 P.M.

And another ten minutes without eating.

6:15 P.M.

Without my t-shirt, I weight 211.0 pounds right now.  I'll probably get dinner from the halal cart in a little bit.  The options are, what, the halal cart, or a burger from the Korean market, or a sandwich from the bodega (and I don't know if they'll have heroes or not), or pizza.  There's also a Halal Guys shop, but I've stopped getting food from there.  Then there are the two other bodegas within walking distance.  And then there's a Thai place, but I don't want to get a whole Thai dinner.  It's more expensive and it's more calories.  

6:20 P.M.

It's a good thing I didn't have to take Advil today, because then I would've had to have eaten something to avoid taking Advil with an empty stomach.  I probably would've gotten a pack of Pop-Tarts from the gas station or something.  That would've been an extra 400 calories.  But when you don't have to take Advil, you don't have to eat anything.

7:00 P.M. (?)

Alright, I ate dinner and I'm still at 211.8 pounds.

(I wrote the above sentence shortly after eating dinner.  I don't know exactly what time, so I'm just guessing 7:00 P.M.  It may have been a little after 7:00 P.M.)

11:35 P.M.

The Zero Fucks Friday thread goes up in half an hour.  I'll go out on a limb and predict one of the top comments will be dunking on AEW for signing The Big Show.

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