Thanks Cam Day 1 - Start Of My Fat Shredding! Weight - 19.6 Stone Goal - 17.8St I definitely feel better today and a lot more productive. I just finished my VLog and that is currently rendering, so that should be uploaded in the next hour. Once I've uploaded that I'm going to start on my next video, which is going to be a Tech Review. Anyhow I weighed in today I weighed in and I put on 5 pounds which was expected. My goal is to reach 17.8 stone in 90 days. The lowest I've been since I could remember was 17.11 Stone, so it will be a great milestone and achievement for me to get there. Because I've done my game detox, I know that I can definitely do this fat loss now! Tonight I'm going to be doing a tonne load of research into losing this fat and I WILL succeed. Anyways whilst this VLog is uploading I'm going to go back to editing another video, I'll chat soon folks. PS: I don't know where I'd be now if it wasn't for this forum and this journal.
It's the day after my detox and a day before my fat loss challenge. Today has been one of those days where I wish I didn't wake up. From the point of waking up everything has gone bloody wrong!! It's been non-stop raining and it literally hasn't stopped. I get woken up by my Mrs telling me a load of stuff that I needed to do whilst she goes out, immediately I get wound up and she of all people knows not to do that. Then whilst its chucking it down i had to go round my parents to pick up some letters that she left there. Then go from my parents to the shop...all whilst it's pissing it down. Then I had to spend money on bloody stamps and post the letters. I walk back and im absolutely drenched by this point and as soon as I reach the door I realized I've left my keys round my parents! I then proceed to repeat the exact same journey and when I do end up getting back my food is soggy and cold. I manage to calm down a fraction and I try to then get some work done, I launch up the stream and no sound is being streamed apart from my mic, So I spend an hour trying to get that to work, eventually I get so angry I had to walk away. Fast forward an hour or two and it's dinner time and at this point the Mrs is still out...i said to her yesterday that I was going to grab a Kebab. No word of a lie I get 40 feet away from the back door and she rings saying did I get her one too. At the point I lost it...once again! So yet again it's been another day of no work...I haven't exactly played many games either. I'm just so fed up at the moment. I tell you what, for a day that was meant to be a celebration I'm in a right foul mood! I seriously hope tomorrow is better.
Thanks! I'm going to be moderate gaming as of tomorrow. If things start to fall to the way side im not going to be shy of doing another detox . As long as im always improving and gaming doesn't interfere with that, then it wont be a problem. Cheers dude and haha no problem!
Well Ladies & Gentlemen, the time has come. Today I finished my 90 day!! WOO! It has been an amazing journey and I've learnt so much about myself plus the world around me. When you finally learn to switch off the computer or console, you will finally notice things you never had before. The birds singing, the trees blowing in the wind and more importantly your thoughts inside your head. For the first time in 17 years I started to acknowledge my feelings instead of shutting them away and gaming. After a while I started to enjoy life outside of gaming and since I've done this detox games will never again have their hold on me. Below are some of the major things I've learnt whilst and gained whilst on this detox: Discovered how I personally can achieve challenges. I tend to complete something when I'm only trying to focus on 1-2 things, If I try more than that I become burnt out and I struggle to complete anything.Increased Willpower. This is pretty self explanatory. Through this detox there have been times where I have struggled even when depressed and I still managed to push through. Normally I couldn't do this.Become Calmer. Every now and again I get agitated but no where near the amount I used to whilst gaming.Bonded with my Fiancee. The detox has given me a chance to actually sit down with the Mrs and watch films and talk with her. Even though towards the end we did start bickering a fair amount more ^^Clear Headed. I've definitely come out a lot more clear headed from this detox. I no longer wake up with a foggy head like a drug addict who has spend all night shooting up. (gaming)Everything that I have learnt in this detox will be applied to other challenges in my life...heck I've even given up caffeine whilst on this detox! This detox is the best thing that I've done personally. I just want to thanks every on this forum for all the support and I've met some amazing people here. Keep up the good work everyone! I'll still be around the forums and now I've done my detox I can focus on losing my fat. Peace.
Day 90 - DONE IT! WOO! It's day 90 and it feels bloody awesome The past ninety days have been a real journey of discovery and challenge. Looking back now it felt so good having something to wake up for and to try and continue on with. Even though I didn't get much done in regards to work and stuff, I definitely learnt a lot about myself. This game detox is something that I definitely needed to do. This willpower I have developed and the knowledge I have gained...nothing is too big for me to do now. I'll keep this entry short and I will explain more over in the Celebrate section. I will still carry on with this journal though as this will now be used as a post-game detox journal plus as a challenge journal. Today I plan to create a VLog, do some tinkering with my computer software and then workout how my next challenge (fat loss) is going to go down. Yesterday was fun though. My brother and I got hold of my parents Jet washer and we ended up cleaning their patio, fences and rubbish bins haha. But yeah, this game detox was the start of something great for me. I'll catch you tomorrow to let you know what has gone on today and stuff. What I'm Grateful For: Game DetoxBacon SarnieMy Bonsai TreeSilence
Day 89 - One Day To Go On this gloomy Sunday morning I'm becoming ever more excited for the end of this detox. Not because I want to game, but because I want to test myself with another challenge. Don't get me wrong it'll be fun gaming on Twitch on my off days lol. As long as I remain productive in my main job and don't fall off track with my personal goals, then gaming will not become a hindrance and I can game in moderation. I'm not afraid to game in moderation as most are and I believe in myself now that I can game and not let it affect my life. Anyhow. Plans for today are to go round my parents again for dinner and relax a bit then I am to come home and do a bit of work ready for the week ahead. It's been 8 days now in regards to no caffeine and I feel fantastic! It's been surprisingly easily to do so far as well. Right I'm getting hungry so I'm going to go for my breakfast, I'll catch you soon. What I'm Grateful For: Juicy Orange JuiceCaffeine DetoxSkype
Day 88 - Every Step I Take As each day passes I can't believe how far I have come. Thoughts of gaming and self sabotage creep into my mind and the very thought of gaming before the end of my detox is scary. It's like one of those movies when someone is doing a challenge for a shit tonne of money and he almost loses because of some variable he didn't account for lol. Anyways there's not long to go now and It feels good. Today I woke up later than normal and took a walk to the shop. Then stopped over my parents and helped them with their garden for a little bit. I've left my Mrs round there and I've come back earlier for a bit of peace and quiet and space. I need to mentally prepare for my transition into my next challenge and the amount of work I'm going to do next week. My caffeine detox is going well also. I think it's my 7th day without any caffeine and I'm feeling really fresh and alert. All of my withdrawal symptoms have gone, all I have to battle with now is the cravings for Dr Pepper, Coca Cola, Energy Drinks etc. They should go within a month or so hopefully. I'm real happy with my progress, both with my game detox and my caffeine detox. If I can apply this progress and mindset over to fat loss then, I'd be epic winning! Anyways that's it for today, catch you later. What I'm Grateful For: Any Money I receiveYouTubeCaffeine free drinksFamily
Day 87 - Feeling A LOT Better! I woke up around 45 mins ago and I feel so much more alert and awake, it's verging a point where I feel more alert than when I was on caffeine. I managed to stay awake yesterday and had no headaches! I even did a tonne load of work in the garden and that surprised me. So today I will attempt some actual work for the first time in a while and see what I can get done. I have a few tasks written down and I will try get those completed. But yeah wow, im on day 87 and in 3 days I would of done something so big in my life. Something I thought I would never do or could imagine and it feels fantastic, I just want complete it and get on with my next big challenge that I would of never done before! I may also create an achievement board, with things that I have completed in my life. Give me something to strive for so I can fill the empty space on the board Anyways enough journal writing. Time to get to work! What I'm Grateful For: Sausage & BeansBeautiful WeatherMy WillpowerMy Strength
Day 86 - The Last Stretch I feel a lot fresher today, I'm just hoping this lasts all day instead of just when I wake up, time will tell though. I'm definitely getting to the point where I'm able to concentrate completely and able to work again. I'm hoping tomorrow can be that day where I finally start working again. I don't know...I haven't got much to say this entry to be honest. All I've done is sleep and try not to game or drink caffeine. Hopefully I'll have more to say tomorrow. What I'm Grateful For: Vitamin WaterKFCCereal