Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Day 11 of my 30 day challenge 900N30

Today went OK.  Damn rain is keeping me from filming outdoors, thus my downhill bike films are not happening.  Just to wet.  I went out for an evening ride anyways though, even though It was damp.
     My eating habits have changed a little bit on advice of a friend.  He says to switch up your eating scedual from three times a day to 5 times a day to four times a day.  This way you trick your body into not getting used to a regiment of a steady diet and therefor won't store as much fat.  not sure if it will work, but I'm trying it out anyways.  I've also increased my protein.  I'll get some whey protein powder later on.
     My Beta testing also didn't go so well today.  I logged in and tried to make a new character, but it wouldn't let me complete.  Then I tried to log in and, no go there either.  I think the servers are going through updates or something.  I'll try again later on.
     My exercising is going well, and I had a photo shot today with my good buddy Ken.  He's trying to make me an award winning website with some cool things going on there.  We will see what he can come up with.  I look forward to it.
     Anyways, that's about it for today guys.  I'll update again in the morning.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Day 10 of my 30 day challenge 900N30

     ACK!  I'm back up to 272 pounds.  I'm not sure how that is even possible, other than I'm gaining muscle mass now faster than I'm losing water/fat weight.  I feel less fat, and look less fat!  My diet hasn't really changed and I'm doing more cardio/working out.  Hmmmm  Maybe my body is storing for some reason.  Oh well, will ponder this more today with Google and a work out friend.
      My bike ride was pretty good today.  I just kind of rode around today rather than look for hills.  That's because it was pouring out, and the camera does not like rain.  Hopefully we will have better weather in the morning. :)
      I think I did a great job at editing my shaving video today.  I went a little bit crazy with some of the things that where bouncing around in my head, but I think people really liked it.  They got to see my funny side.  I've got a lot more in store and the funny stuff will trickle out.
     Today at the grocery store I must have been really hungry.  I  waited for the wife to travel down an isle, and then I dug into a cooked chicken with my fingers.  Just as I was knuckle deep in this chickens thigh a short Asian dude walked around the corner and gave me a dirty look.  This only made me savor the flesh even more as I liked my lips in front of him. Then I gave him a little smile.  Ha. He wishes he was me!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Day 9 of my 30 day challenge 900N30

     Today I've just been exhausted!  Not sure if it's my food intake or just being creative and working my mind 24/7.  I'm starting to think I should have implemented a day off a week or even two.  Oh well to late now.  I think more than anything, I'm just not getting enough rest as I had a one hour nap today.   I could tell that it was much needed.
     Once I got my bike ride video in, I felt a tonne better.  I also got my head shave done, but I have some further footage to take in the morning before I release it to youtube.  It's going to be epic!
     Still chugging along with the rest of my challenges.  some of them are harder than others, and some are pretty easy.  my exercising is going well.  I'm now getting into more than 30 sit ups and squats.  I had to modify my squats though and not come down so close to the ground as my left knee has really turned into a bugger.
     My art a day is going well.  I just wish I had more time in a day to do something really neat.  Maybe I'll do something that takes a few days to complete.
     Anyways.  I'll post more in tomorrow.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Day 8 of my 30 day challenge 900N30

Off to an eventful day!  I've exercised way more than my program called for.  I'm also trying to lose as much weight as I can in this 30 days as healthy as I can.  I went to a pharmacist yesterday and I asked what else I could be doing to lose weight, just for in case I plateau.  Pretty much other than the things I'm doing, she said to take Hydroxycut.  Well, that stuff has sodium, which is salt, and caffeine which they just don't call caffeine.  They call it Tea extract.  I'm not drinking caffeine for my challenge so this stuff is out.  And sodium puts water weight on, not what I'm looking for.
     I gotta speed through my challenges today as It's Date night tonight.  Gonna go and watch Mastermind.   Should be good as it's a cartoon and Will Farrel and Brad Pitt are in it!
     My bike ride today was Awesome!  Just saying if you haven't checked out Day #8 bridge ride then you are gonna miss out.  It wasn't raining so I got to take my cam with me outside, so I took full advantage of it.  :)
     My head is getting pretty cut up from Speed shaving, but whatever.  I'm a Self appointed WORLD RECORD holder in whole head speed shaving!  And I have Challenged YouTube to try and do better!  So now I gotta bring my A-GAME!  35.86 seconds isn't good enough.  I wanna be down to 10 seconds from the time the razor hits the head till it drops.  I'm not sure what to do once I achieve my goal, but I have some ideas kicken around up there in the old bald noggin.
     So I got my artwork done for the day.  With a little help from my buddy Tux and my wife I was able to set up an artistic photo of my cat taking a dump on the toilet.  I also did the graphic work on the bubble, and on the book cover.
     So almost time to edit today's footage and then out to the mall! yay

Friday, November 26, 2010

Day 7 of my 30 day challenge 900N30

     So today I spent most of it working on my truck.  Cleaning every nook and cranny and door jamb.  It took most of my day because I had to go to the hundred dollar store. (Wal-Mart)  I call it the hundred dollar store because every time we go there, it's a hundred bucks! lol  The truck is spick and span, running great, and i took video and pictures of it so I can post some adds. :)
     Exercising is getting better. and I lost more weight yet again.  I didn't think I would due to the Vodka consumption last night.  I like a few sips here and there once every 5-6 months.  But I think vodka turns straight, into sugar in the blood.  Tomorrow may not be so good.  I worked out extra hard today though to make up for it.
     My painting today is AWESOME yet again.  today I painted a mushroom for my wife as a gift.  She likes my mushrooms! :)
     Short post today. watch my youtube video for more info about how my week went overall.

Day 6 of my 30 day challenge 900N30

     Yay.  I lost more weight.  Grand total. drum roll please.....11.5 pounds in 5 days.  o.m.g. I'm loving it and myself today!  Now it's almost time to work out.  So for my artwork today I painted my tv wall mount board with the Digital ZERO productions name and logo.  I think it looks cool.
      I made some awesome meals today, but most of my day was spent filming my cat getting a bath, and then the clean up after wards.  I cleaned the kitchen/dishes/floors and the bathroom tub/walls/toilet/sink/floor.  This was so that I could prep for later.
      I made my wife dinner, and ran her a bubble bath.  The tub was lined with candles, and a gift bag with a card in it for my sweety.  She loved it all.  And I did it all just because!
      So I'm trying to get my website up and running and it's causing me nothing but hassles.  The page I had was an old page, and my hosting companies web site is so convoluted with adds and gimmicks to get you to spend more money that their web site is impossible to navigate.   I'm using go daddy!  Would it be so hard for them to just put up a video that is actually useful?  I just want to upload my damn page that's already made in dreamweaver and ready to go.  Is it so hard to ask for a "upload your website" button.  If I have to read a 2 million page essay on how to do it, I'm not! lol why is stuff like this made so hard.
     Anyways, I made some sweet vids today, and apologized to an old friend today.  It really felt good to get it off my chest.
      My wife kicked my ass out the door today.  We'll she put things into perspective for me.  So even though it snowed 10 inches of ice and slush, I went out and filmed the downhill ride today!  It was well worth it I think.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Day 5 of my 30 day challenge 900N30

 So I lost ANOTHER 2 pounds! No pop/salt is probably taking a lot of the water weight off.  I've also been taking a few vitamins every day like vitamin B, D, a multi-vitamin and something else.  I've also got a secret weapon that I'm taking and you'd be surprised to find out what it is.  Mix that in with some key exercises and a bunch of mountain biking and the pounds are just dropping off.
     I went for a drive today and got another shot of a fire hydrant.  I'm not sure why I like to take pictures of them other than I think they look funny.  I also doctored one up today in photo shop so I hope you guys like it.  I'll take an interesting pic of my food today as well.  Check out my twitpic account for those pictures.  http://twitpic.com/photos/uxcDigitalZERO 3-4 new pics every day!
     On a side note, I'm still trying to find out whats going on with a local comic book store.  The owner passed away and I'd really like to get a hold of some of the inventory.  I'm a big comic book fan if you didn't already know.  The only thing that I know is that the building has been unopened for over a month and probably closer to two months.  The inventory is just sitting there and the lawyers and accountants are working on it.  So I guess we will see.  Rumor is that the kids don't want to do anything with the store.......so I'm thinking liquidation sale! :)
     Jenns going running tonight, So I'm going along on my bike, and we'll see if I can get some ass shots.......of me riding my bike.  Dirty monkeys, you thought I'd take ass shots of my wife......well I probably will but that's for my own use!  Don't even ask, It won't happen, not in a million years, not for a million dollars........OK a million would be fine but the cloths stay on! HA!
     I'm really enjoying myself with this project.  I'm editing videos now, and slicing and dicing music to go along with them.  I'm also adding captions to my new videos that I think are pretty funny.  So if you haven't checked them out yet.  www.youtube.com/user/DIGITAL3ERO  Have fun and leave me a comment on other things I should be doing!   My grandma says "go and subscribe or I'll send you pictures of mikes ass"

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Day 4 of my 30 day challenge 900N30

Well today I woke up to a little bit of a surprise!  It turns out that I've now lost 6 pounds in 3 days.  I started out at 283.5 on day one and now I'm at 277.5!  Yay me!  Looks like whatever I'm doing is working.  It's a good thing I'm filming every day as well to show what I am doing.  To me it's not just about getting healthy. It's about getting shit done!
     Major headaches today so I've been having green tea and aspirin to alleviate it. Still no pop or coffee so I guess that's a good thing.
     I got all my exercises done today with only some strain on my muscles.  I can tell I'm getting better though as I'm getting through them faster and I think my splits training is doing great.  I'll measure how close I'm getting tomorrow.
     So my art project of the day was to stylize my business cards.  Took me way to much time and It's still not right.  I'll get Jenn to help me out tonight.
     Well I'm off to go exploring and mountain biking now.  So until tomorrow, "What shit have you got done?"

Monday, November 22, 2010

Day 3 of my 30 day challenge 900N30

     Today I woke up really sore from my waist down to my knees.  It was actually really hard to crouch, walk, and get up out of bed.  That alone made me very unmotivated.  So I had breakfast and wrote out a new daily activity sheet that is a template for the next 20 days.  Now all I have to do is put check marks down once I've completed a task.  This made me Happy, so all of a sudden I'm more motivated. 
     No coffee yet today and It's already 3:00p.m.  Yay, looks like I may be caffiene free for the next 27 days as well.  Lets wait and see though, headaches from lack of caffiene are killer.  So I changed up my daily routine of exercises a little due to my legs not wanting to co-operate.  Instead of Squats and pushups, I did bicep curls 20lbs X 30 and tricep lifts 35lbs X 30.  Oh yah did I mention that when I went to do my pushup my muscles where so sore that I just fell face into ground.  Yup, nothing like a little reality, and your muscles telling you that this is just not going to happen today.  Oh well. 
     I also added in stretching.  I hope jenn comes home with bananas tonight.  I think I need some potasium.  Did my house chores.  My vehicle work was a little diffferent today.  I called insurance companies and cancelled policies that we no longer need, and am getting claims experience letters sent to us.  Lots of phone work in regards to that. 
     I had a healthy lunch with no additives and painted a cool looking heart today.  I'm really getting into the filming aspect of this challenge.  I've been cutting stuff together, adding music, and experimenting with filming while ridding my bike down hills.  Kinda neat. 
     I'm also BETA testing a Video game that I'm not legaly allowed to mention.  What I will say though is that so far it is Awesome......Just like Me! 
     Today I'm thankfull for my little buddy "TUX" my cat!  I think he deserves a shower tonight.  Watch for the film of "WET KITTY"  Going bike riding and I'll update all "my many a media outlets" tonight! LMAO  <---can't believe I said that on film.  I'm so Canadian!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Day 2 of my 30 day challenge 900N30

       So, yesterday was a tough day.  I got all 30 of my challenges done, Yay me!  I didn't go to bed until 2 in the morning, and I only got one video out on Youtube.  I was hoping to get all my videos of the day out but editing any more, would have made today not happen, or having videos of very low quality. 
       Today I was up at 8:00 and with only 6 hrs of sleep I was feeling pretty exhausted.  Started out with editing my 30 day challenge list, so that it could be done more effitiently.  Took my vitamins and set off to Tim hortons for a coffee.  My coffee was an extra large 2 cream 1 sugar.  normally I get a 3c2s so it's an improvement. I will slowly wean myself from coffee, as headaches will kill my creativity if I stop cold turkey. 
       Anyways, I got home and jumped into filming my exercise routine.  Just short clips that I can cut together later.  No one really wants to sit and watch an hour of me working out do they? I didn't think so!  Then I shaved my head again, and filmed it.  Sometimes setting up the camera for a short shot takes way more time than the event.  Then I painted a picture of a "30" done artistically.  Some house cleaning and garbage removal.  Cleaned out the truck a little more, and set out some nuts for a squerrel that I'm trying to befriend. 
       Went for my Adventuring/bike ride, got some Awsome footage and talked to 3 people while out and about today, smiled and said hello to 3 others.  I took an artistic photo today of a fire hydrant.  I listened to some self help audio and played away on my bongo. haha, the word Bongo sounds funny when spoken slowly over and over again. :) 
       I then Meditated and thought about a word my uncle made up. "Deep 'etude".  What "Deep 'etude" means to me. It means Deep Attitude! not in a bad attitude way but in a "positive, energetic attitude way!  Thats deep! 
       So we went grocery shopping for "healthy food" today and I've come to the conclusion that if it says organic on the label......it's more expensive.  Eggs for example are an organic food that comes from an organic animal. So why is it that the carton labeled organic is $2.00 more than the non-organic, which is organic?  I know, I know, the organic chickens eat organic food.  So my question then becomes....What do non organic chickens eat? metal, wood, plastic. Hmmm.    So anyways now I'm going to be intimate with my wifes feet, beta-test a video game, then update all my blogs/tweets/facebook/youtube, and edit some videos!  Later masturbator! :)

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Day 1 of my 30 day challenge 900N30

       Well, day one of the 30 day project has been off to a slow start.  Just setting up positions for the camera work is taking a lot of time, but I expect this to become second nature in no time.  To prepare for this project I had to make my own web page, and you tube account.
I also grew my hair out for 30 days prior to the event of shaving it off for a little better effect.  Most of the other web related stuff is going to be done on the fly as this is how i designed this challenge.  I expect to be up for most of the night tonight as well, as I 'm so far behind schedule.  I payed for the website, so that I could get hosting in time, and also got a dedicated e-mail for the site.  This was so that I could align every other site to that e-mail and web site.  It took almost 48 hrs for it to be set up, and now that it is, I'll be uploading a web site tonight.  I didn't take the easy, cheap looking web site making programs either.  I designed everything from scratch in Macromedia Dreamweaver, and Adobe Photoshop. 
       All of the pictures are mine as well as all of the content. This way I don't have to worry about people saying I ripped them off, or anything dumb like that.  I also uploaded a couple of videos of my cat TUX to the Youtube account last night, and this morning.  This was so that I could get a feel for it and the programs involved. 
       My second video had music added to it from my friend Joey.  A little song he made way back when we all dreamed of being stars, or something.  The song was developed for our counter-strike clan "kitten" so I thought it was appropriate to add it to my kitty video.  I got permission to use it from him years ago. I may have to compose something myself :(  not looking forward to that!  
       Anyways, my writing time for the day is almost done.  I'd also like to just add that I shaved my head bald with a product that I'm very impressed with.  Once I'm done this project I think I will contact the manufacturer of these blades and see if they want to work on some kind of advertising deal with me.  I 'll supply the footage and they can slice and dice it anyways that they want. 
       So with that in mind I'll start shaving with the camera on from now on and just save the footage.   You never know till you try right.  Maybe, they will offer me blades for life or something, and at the price of them......I think I'd take that offer!  :)