Tuesday, November 22, 2022

60 Day Challenge - Week 3

While the election is over, this week has been/will be all about getting ready to present the final results. We call this 10 day period after Election Day "Canvass'. 

Day 15: November 15th

I skipped breakfast and had a McDonald's 2 cheeseburger meal with fries and a Coke for lunch. For dinner, I had a bowl of homemade chili with cheese and some homemade bread w/butter. 

For exercise, I did my weight routine. 2 sets of  10 for Overhead press, curls, side and front arm raises.

Day 16: November 16th

I skipped breakfast and had leftover chili for lunch. Dinner was homemade salmon and potatoes. I didn't do any exercise. 

Day 17: November 17th

I had a McDonald's sausage, egg and cheese McMuffin with a hash brown and orange juice for breakfast. I basically skipped lunch although I did have a Snickers bar and a Coke while driving. For dinner I had Zaxby's for dinner. I ate the 5 fingers chicken plate with fries and a Coke. However the Coke was really bad tasting so I dumped it out. Only had a few sips. Guess the Universe is telling me I've been doing HORRIBLE on cutting out sodas during this challenge. I didn't do any exercise today. 

Day 18: November 18th

Today was Canvass. This is the day we certify the election results as being accurate and officially announce the winners. 

I had a McDonald's sausage, egg and cheese McMuffin with a hash brown and orange juice for breakfast again. My plan was to skip lunch but instead I had a Dairy Queen cheeseburger, fries, medium Coke and a hot fudge sundae. Talk about a 180 turn in my decision! For dinner, I tried to offset the lunch disaster and had a small piece of salmon, a couple of asparagus (not a big fan) and a small bottle of Sprite. I didn't do any form of exercise. 

Day 19: November 19th

Today is exactly 6 weeks left until December 31st! I have not been doing very well for the first 18 days of this challenge. I have been a little better on doing my weights, but my running has been non-existent. I need to get focused. 

I actually slept in today...first time in what feels like forever....and woke up really hungry. I had a crumpet with butter and then a cinnamon raisin bagel with butter shortly after. I skipped lunch today and instead went for a 4 mile hike with my wife. We have a date planned for tonight. It's the end of Nurse Practitioner Week and the end of my election season so I wanted to do something nice for her. I feel like I haven't been home and able to do stuff with her in what feels like forever so I want to make it up to her. 

    Update to Nov. 19th

For dinner, we went to a restaurant in Black Mountain called Milton's Cuisine & Cocktails. I had mashed sweet potatoes and venison. In the past, I've not liked venison as it always tasted very gamey to me. But I was trying to go out of comfort zone and try "new" things. It was really good and tender. I've since read that if it's cooked right, it shouldn't taste gamey. Good job chef! I also had a mixed drink at the bar and then 2 glasses of wine with dinner. We got a bottle to celebrate.

Day 20: November 20th

Today is 6 weeks until January 1st. I really need to get serious. I haven't even lost any weight since I started this 60 day challenge. 

I ate a late breakfast today...about 11:30 a.m. and had a bagel with butter and two strips of bacon. I didn't eat a lunch since breakfast was so late. For dinner, I went a little crazy. We went to Carabba's and I had the Trio with lasagna, chicken parmesan and fettuccine Alfredo and a Blue Moon beer.

Day 21: November 21st 

I skipped breakfast today. I was rather busy and so I only had a crumpet and a protein shake for lunch. For dinner, I had a Sonic double cheeseburger, tots and a medium Coke (which was all ice so I don't feel too guilty about it).

Tonight, I actually did a full workout. I did two sets of each exercise and 10 reps each. I used my wife's exercise ball as a bench and did bench press followed by bent over rows. I then did arm curls and triceps extensions. Next, I did side and front raises. That covered my upper body. For my lower body, I tried to do deadlifts but my form wasn't good at all because I've been having some back pain so they turned into more of squat like exercise. Overall, the workout didn't take long at all and I felt good for having done it.



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