Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Day Thirty

And so we've reached the conclusion of the 30 day autoimmune challenge. It hasn't been easy, I recall my friends attempting to convince me to partake of a delicious smelling giant chocolate chip cookie smothered in ice cream, but it's been interesting nonetheless.

Well, for starters, I had a pretty decent night's sleep last night. My fan was a little temperamental in the beginning, as I expected, but it could have been worse. I slept quite a long time as well, so I felt extremely refreshed. Once again got my 10 decline push-ups in for the day, and I think my attempt to make that a habit is progressing quite nicely at this point.

Since it's Tuesday I did my bodyweight exercises: two sets of 45 incline push-ups, 50 squats, and 1 minute and 30 seconds of planks each. Everything felt smooth today, so last week seems to have been somewhat of a deviation from the norm. Not sure what the issue was, but it wasn't in play today. So things look good going forward with that. Unfortunately, I still haven't figured out how to get sprints in during the Winter, especially an extremely cold and snowy Winter like we've had this year. To top it off, we're supposed to get several inches again tonight. I suppose I'll have to wait until the Spring before I can get back into the sprints regularly.

I had my usual hamburger and salad for breakfast today. I considered doing a fast since I wasn't particularly hungry, but I figured that was a bad idea on a day that I intended to do my workout as well, so I didn't. Had fish and veggies for dinner.

In terms of what I hoped would be addressed with the autoimmune challenge, dry skin and slight acne, it doesn't seem to have made much of a difference, unfortunately. So I suppose the conclusion to be drawn is that I don't have autoimmune issues, or leaky gut syndrome. I certainly wouldn't call it a waste, however, as I now know what isn't the issue, and it's not as if the issue is that terrible to begin with.

At any rate, I thank everybody for their encouragement, and for sticking with me this past month as I explored the world of autoimmunity. I'm going to go eat some eggs, bananas, and almonds now.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Day Twenty-Nine

So last night's sleep was easily in the top five sleeps of my life. I went to bed shortly after 10:30 PM and didn't wake up until 10 AM this morning. I got 11 hours and 22 minutes of sleep, with a sleep quality of 98%. Easily made up for the loss of sleep I got from my night out on Saturday, and the best part is that my fan behaved itself. I didn't have to do anything to make it quiet down at all. Now I suspect, however, that it will be a nightmare when I try to sleep later on.

At any rate, we've only got one day left in this challenge, so I'll see you for the end tomorrow night.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Day Twenty-Eight

Well I went out last night like I said, and I am exhausted. Didn't get to sleep until around 4 or 5 in the morning, and woke up at 9. I was pretty good for most of the day, but around 4 PM I was nodding. Regardless, I didn't take a nap and I think I'll be knocked out cold pretty early tonight.

I had bacon for breakfast today, and ribs for dinner.

Not much to report as I took it easy today on account of the late night. See you tomorrow. We're nearing the finish line.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Day Twenty-Seven

I feel like when I do inevitably find a new fan I'm going to take my current fan and smash it with a baseball bat. It's that infuriating sometimes. It would wait until I'm nearly asleep and then start clicking again. It did this 2 or 3 times last night. Anyways, I got 8 hours and 9 minutes of sleep, with a sleep quality of 93%.

I'm going out tonight, so it's likely that I won't be getting as much sleep as I normally do, but I'll give the full report on that tomorrow.

I had a hamburger and salad for breakfast, and a pork roast with onions and asparagus for dinner.

As far as stress goes, I suppose I'm getting pretty stressed out about my computer. It's been messed up for nearly half a year now, and it's only getting worse. Unfortunately, I can't afford to fix it or get it replaced currently. In case you haven't noticed from reading these blogs, I have a lot of free time on my hands, and the reason is because I'm unemployed and having a difficult time finding a job. This is, of course, its own source of stress in my life. As the Primal Blueprint also stresses (get it?) letting go of stress, I thought I'd mention it.

Anyways, thanks for reading.

Friday, January 31, 2014

Day Twenty-Six

Another slow day. I had a hamburger and salad for breakfast, and a roast chicken for dinner.

I slept very well last night, and my fan didn't give me much trouble. Ended up with 9 hours and 5 minutes of sleep, and a sleep quality of 97%. All in all I felt pretty good.

Other than that nothing much happened today.

Thanks for reading.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Day Twenty-Five

Five days and counting. It seems to me that the first half of this challenge went quicker than the second half. Maybe that's because I saw the finish line in the distance, but who knows?

Anyways, to business. I really can't stress enough how much I hate my fan. It started clicking again this morning and woke me up at around 7:40. I was able to shut it up and go back to sleep, but only for another hour before it started clicking again. Aside from that, however, I did get a better night's sleep in general than I have the past two nights. I got 8 hours and 35 minutes, with a sleep quality of 94%.

Hamburger and salad for breakfast, and a couple steaks and veggies for dinner.

My workout was much better today than it was on Tuesday, though my incline push-ups did seem to be harder than usual. No big deal, however. Two sets of 45 incline push-ups, 50 squats, and 1 minute and 30 seconds of planks each.

Other than that it was another fairly boring day. See you tomorrow.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Day Twenty-Four

I can't really say that anything at all happened today. Cold outside and lazy inside.

Another less than great night of sleep. Ended up with 9 hours and 22 minutes of sleep, with a sleep quality of 86%. Had a hamburger and salad for breakfast, and had the gyro lamb meat again for dinner. Told you to watch out for that. It's delicious.

Anyways, see you tomorrow.