4 | Weekly Updates | My Year Without

IMPROVEMENTS WORK

Here are the weekly stats and updates for week 4 of 2019.

In this post:

  • Stats. The status and notesツof my habits and goals.
  • Improvements. What I am going to improve upon this week.
  • Updates. How my week went.

S T A T S

DOING

(the goals I want to achieve this year)

Plant-based: 8/312 days
Exercise: 19/260 days
Weight: -1.4lb from last week, -4.8lb this year
GaaT: 0/365 blog posts
Pay off car loan: $300/$13,000
Books Read: 5/52

I read Square Foot Gardening by Mel Bartholomew

Mini Tweet-Sized Review:

Square Foot Gardening by Mel Bartholomew is a very interesting book. I am really interested in starting a garden this year, but I’m lazy, overwhelmed and have not had the best luck in the past with keeping plants alive.

This method is an easy breazy way for me to feel confident!

LIMITING

(the habits I want to stop or limit)

No Spending Extra Money

  • We are in the swing of this and going strong!I was pleasantly surprised when we had an extra $300 from payday. We haven’t bought anything extra!

No Soda, Chocolate, Processed Foods

  • No soda has been consumed and I have no urge or craving at all.
  • Chocolate has not been consumed, but I am removing chocolate from the list. Chocolate isn’t an issue. Processed foods are.
  • Processed foods were kept to a minimum this week!I ate lots of baked chips and twizzlers.

No Wearing Brandon窶冱 Clothes

  • I’ve been wearing only my clothes. Easy peasy.

No YouTube / Netflix / Streaming Shows and Movies

  • TV consumption has been cut back a lot this week!

Limited Social Media

  • I have not opened Facebook except to message family
  • I窶况e been spending less time on Twitter too. I窶冦 just throwing status updates on there whenever.
  • I hardly go on Instagram. Maybe about twice a week at this point. I definitely went on to post a pic of the blood moon.

Limited WiFi On Phone

  • I have improved so much this week! It took until Thursday to fully get committed, but wifi has been kept off until Saturday night where I’m allowed to do whatever until Sunday night.

I M P R O V E M E N T S

WHAT CAN I DO BETTER?

  • Continue to keep the TV unplugged. This has very helped keep the tv watching down.
  • Continue to make a lot of food ahead of time.
  • Now finally sit down and get to work.

U P D A T E S

I have done all my suggestions from last week. Except that instead of turning the WiFi off the TV, I just unplugged the damn thing until Saturday night. This helped alot. But I only did these improvements on Thursday on.

So I need to do this tonight. As soon as possible. And I’ll be fine.

This improved my week. I worked a lot more than I did in the last few weeks. Which is the goal.

I can’t wait to sit down and push words out this week.

I also tried to get another 2-book-week in so I could have 3 weeks to read the textbook and still be on schedule. But, I just couldn’t.

So I’ll make it up later. No big deal.

I’m taking the no chocolate off the list. I like snacks a couple times a week. And I already gave up soda which was a big deal. I think chocolate isn’t bad and not the issue.

I don’t gorge on chocolate and I certainly don’t use it as a crutch as I thought I did. So I’m taking it off the list and just eating it sparingly as I have been this month anyway.

This challenge is about getting rid of ky crutches. Not completely torturing myself.

That’s a wrap up this week. I think I’m finally ready to sit down and work.

I’m going to enjoy the rest of my Sunday and then unplug / disable everything.