November 2, 2015

Everyman Phase Two: Day 15

Current Schedule: Core Sleep: 10pm-3am  Naps: 6:00-6:20am, 11:20-11:40am, 5:40-6pm.

"Can we go back to sleep now? Can we? Can we?"  If my brain had it's own speech bubble, that's what it would be saying right now.  Getting out of bed was annoying, but not impossible.  Staying awake and busy, however, proved to be much more difficult.  Yawning, tiredness - yep, the beginning stages of sleep dep are kicking in.  I expected this sooner or later - I'm actually surprised I made it this far before it really kicked in - but now comes the willpower and dedication.

Had a great first nap, but my second and third naps were considerably lighter and less restorative.  This may be because work has gotten much more hectic recently, which has prevented me from being able to take naps at my scheduled time, or probably because of the increased stress.  Thankfully, I don't expect it to stay this way forever, and I might not notice nearly as much if I wasn't adjusting my sleep schedule at the same time. Such is life, but it's still workable, and every time I successfully combat my mind's resistance to change, I know I'm making progress.  In this case, the goal is well worth the short-term discomfort.

I've updated my vitals, but I'm noticing my body fat percentage has surpassed 13%.  This could be a temporary spike, but generally I never want to go beyond the twelves if I can help it.  As has been my custom for some time, I've been drinking Soylent for my breakfast and lunch, but I notice I've been drinking it much more consistently.  That's not necessarily a bad thing - I notice I haven't struggled as much to maintain a healthy weight (I often lose weight too quickly if I'm not careful) - but I wonder if the carbs in Soylent are higher than what I really need, or if I'm drinking more than I need.  Alternatively, this could entirely be a temporary effect of adaptation as well.  Either way, it's too early to draw definitive conclusions, but it's a reminder to try and work out more and see where that number goes.

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