Xhin IRL Update
Posted: Posted October 25th, 2017 by Xhin
Just in case anyone's interested. Also it might explain why I haven't been here much.
I've been working split shifts all this week. 7am-11am, followed by 5pm-11pm. Both of the janitors quit around the same time so I've been covering in their place. Needless to say, my sleep and eating schedules have been pretty fucked because of this. I'm glad for the extra hours though.
This Friday I get my second check. I've been trying to ration my first check so I'll have enough money with it to get my car ready, but it's been difficult because my food stamps are in limbo and a little banking snafu prevented a little bit of GTX0 money from coming in too. Everything should come together by the end of the month, but the check hits first.
So the car. I've been car-less and up until recently living pretty far away from civilization which has made getting a job downright impossible. More recently I'm 2 miles away from a big complex of retail/fast food/etc places so I got a job in there and have been getting rides (but aren't reliant on them). It's super part time but I've been doing whatever it takes to stay late, work extra days, or otherwise get more hours.
If I had to save up for a used car I'd definitely try to get a second job but theres actually one that my dad has that just needs to be tagged and insured. I wanted to get this done with my first check, but because of the food stamps limbo and the site money issue and the lack of hours I wouldn't be able to have a car and also eat. So hopefully this second check will fix this, and if not everything else should hit by the end of the month.
Once I have a car again I'm going to be pretty busy during my off time trying to get some kind of job in my field so again you won't see me much. I've got a really solid strategy for that, so don't worry. It'll take a lot of work to pull off though.
Probably because of the job (physical job after all) I finally broke a 9-month weight loss stall. I've lost fat and like two shirt sizes during that time, but the weight got stuck between 217-225lb. But as of a couple weeks ago I broke down below that, and I'm now 214.4lb and dropping about a pound per week. 210 is the point at which I reach the upper bound for "not overweight", so this is exciting stuff.
I've stuck with the diet and the IF for the most part. If I'm not working these split shifts, I eat twice in a 6-hour window on wither side of my job. On off-days I've been doing like 23/1 IF. If I'm working the split shifts, I eat four times but most of them are snacks.
I make sure to eat reeeeeeeaallly strict keto before I go to work. Usually I go through my glucose stores in about an hour and my focus and energy levels skyrocket. When I come home, I'm less strict and have eaten like 120g of carbs at a time sometimes.
Lots of food cravings have been happening, which I've fixed with some occasional evening carbs and also I've been drinking a ton of whole milk because I'm literally craving the stuff (also best source of magnesium without too many carbs).
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