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3/10/2017

Day's without gaming: 40

Good day today. I have been having sleep problems the past few weeks and when to the doctor on Monday. She gave me some medicine to help me sleep. Nice to finally have a full nights sleep. This mornings workout went well. My first time completing an entire workout from my program by myself. In the past I only did one or two exercises as practice.

Getting back on the ball havent done much programming this past week. Rewrote my plan for completing things. Talked to my dad about moving to Denver in a few months. I've also been looking into coding schools. I would like to start applying for work once I finish my certification in April.

I am grateful for:

1. Family

2. Water

3. Exercise

Good things that happened to me today:

1. I ate some awesome noodles from Panda Express.

2. Had some free croissants from work this morning.

3. Got a lot coding challenges done.

Coding progress:

Finished 2 algorithms today.

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3/14/2017

Day's without gaming: 44

Had an awesome workout this morning and managed to stay under calories for the day. Spent time with an old friend who is home for spring break. I hadn't seen him in awhile it was good catching up. He is a big gamer so I had to turn down an offer to play with him. I explained that I was quitting for good this time. He said he dosen't really understand it but he can respect it. Which was honestly really nice to here. He's a really good friend and I was worried about telling him that as I didn't want it to get between us. Luckliy we have other shared interests aside from gaming.

I am grateful for:

1. Shoes

2. Having aspirations

3. Exercise

Good things that happened to me today:

1. I didn't have work today so I went to the gym during an off time and no one was there.

2. Meet up with my friend for dinner and sat around a fire in his backyard catching up for 4 hours.

3. Found out the workout program I'm doing has an app. Used it today it definitely streamlined my workout.

Coding progress:

Finished another algorithm challenge. I am one away from finishing the intermediate algorithm scripting section which is the half way point of the certification.

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In case anyone reading this is wondering what my workout program consists of this is the link: Click Me

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3/18/2017

Day's without gaming: 48

I'm over halfway to 90 days!!!!! I've been journalism less as things are much easier now. I've been working a lot more and studying. I ran into someone in a cigar shop today who is actually looking for an intern for a non profit doing developer work. So I might be able to get some work experience if I can land that. I'm always so thirsty I need to drink more water. Drinking more water is going to be a focus of next week.

 I am grateful for:

1. The gym

2. My family

3. Good music

Good things that happened to me today:

1. Spent the day in a cigar lounge with an old friend.

2. Meet someone who works in the industry and could have an internship for me.

3. Ate some awesome shrimp tacos.

Coding progress:

Finished intermediate algorithm section. Decided to start working on the back-end certification Began learning git.

 

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4/6/2017

Day's without gaming: 67

Over two months! The guy I met internship opportunity didn't work out. I work for Starbucks and they have free college tuition through ASU Online. I finished all the paperwork yesterday. I signed up for an advising appointment for Tuesday afternoon. I will be able to register for class starting in June once I speak with my advisor. Working out has been going really well. It's the one thing in my life I have control over. It's really helped me get this far.

I need more activities I'm thinking about checking out toastmaster.

 I am grateful for:

1. Protein Shakes

2. Chicken

3. Having a job

Good things that happened to me today:

1. Pushed my self to failure on my bench press for the first time

2. Spent some quality time with my mother.

3. Saw a friend from out of town I haven't seen in a few months.

Coding progress:

Enrolled in a new web design class through codecademy because I've been really stuck on the webpage design aspects of my front end certification.

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Congratulations! You are doing a GREAT job, man! I appreciated reading some of your journal entries. :D

 

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4/29/2017

Day's without gaming: 90!!!!!

I haven't posted in awhile so I thought I would update since it is day 90. I've started keeping a personal paper journal for the past two weeks. I have also gotten into therapy. It's been nice to have some who can give me an objective outlook. I know my friends and family care but they have there own agenda when they offer advice. I have been consistent with the gym. I'm finally noticing physical differences to my body in the mirror. I have been attending yoga for a month now and have really enjoyed the quiet it creates for me. I've made a few friends through yoga who are positive healthy people. I finally decided to give Toast Masters a go. I've been to three meetings so far and love it. I just payed my dues last week and should do my first speech in two weeks or so. I made a new friend through there who is also trying to change his life for the better. He is in a similar space as I am where he has made bad choices and wasted time in the past with negativity and is looking to progress in life. I've also decided to quit pornography as I think that will greatly contribute to my health and my ability to form intimate relationships with women. I'm doing a 90 day detox with masturbation to help me quit porn which I am 29 days into.

I tried to join an online class for web design to wet my feet in online classes. It was really difficult for me and I dropped out and got a refund because I couldn't handle the pressure. After that experience I don't think going back to school for me is the best option at this time. I think I need to find a better paying non-degree job for the time being. I think that if I'm going to work a job I don't really love but just to get me to where I am going to go. I should at least pick something that is going to teach me new skills. While Starbucks has been fun these past four months I think I've learned all there really is to know there. It has definitely helped with my people skills but I think it's time to move onto something more technical. I figure that even if I get a job that pays the same if it's teaching me new skills it's worth the effort of changing jobs. My current idea is a entry level help desk IT position as I've already done some of that type of stuff in the past. If any one has any job ideas let me know.

I am grateful for:

1. Texas Barbecue

2. A bed

3. Clothes and a home

Good things that happened to me today:

1. Spent sometime soul searching and realized some truths about myself.

2. Spent time with an old friend and ate good barbecue.

3. Hung out with my sister and her new dog.

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Day 90, BAAAM!  Great job man, we're all proud of you.

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