Archive for February, 2006

Strange Week of Sleep

This week my sleep patterns have been a bit unusual. I would frequently take extra naps at night, getting a total of 4.5-6 hours of sleep in a day. Getting through the night has been quite hard. I’ve been getting in the bad habit of “snoozing” – waking up after a nap and then taking another one right away. There were also a few days when I woke up from a nap and decided to lay there for a minute – and woke up 1.5-5 hours later.

Posted on February 25, 2006 at 7:55 am by admin · Permalink · Comments Closed
In: Health & Fitness, Sleep

The Power of Peppers

I’ve always liked spicy food. Chili, General Tso’s Chicken, curry chicken, buffalo wings, etc. It’s gotten to the point where I call Frank’s Red Hot “weaksauce” and don’t consider something hot unless it has at least Cayanne, or even better Habaneros in it. For those of you who don’t know, habaneros are the hottest pepper in the world. Very little is required to make something hot. For example, earlier today I was crushing habaneros that I dryed a few days ago. When finished I licked the small amount of dust left on the spoon and my mouth was burning for about 5 minutes.

Posted on February 20, 2006 at 2:24 am by admin · Permalink · 2 Comments
In: Health & Fitness, Sleep

Motivation Lacking

Ever have one of those weekends when you know you have stuff to do but just aren’t motivated to do it? That’s how this weekend has been. I’ve acomplished a few things, like listing an item on Ebay, writing up ideas for my new website, and cooking some new foods. Other than that I blew through the weekend without acomplishment. No laundry washed, no cleaning of the apt, and no polyphasic sleep. Sleep plays a big part of it since life is shorter on monophasic sleep. Days fly by much quicker when you are missing 5 hours.

Posted on February 13, 2006 at 12:10 am by admin · Permalink · Comments Closed
In: Health & Fitness, Philosophy, Sleep

Wheat Oatmeal Crepes with Apples

This is a simple variation of the oatmeal omelet recipe I posted exactly a month ago.

Today I decided to see how they would turn out if I substituted 1/4 cup whole wheat flour for 1/4 cup of oatmeal. I figured they would turn out pancake or crepe like and they did. Prepare the same as the omelets. The only difference is the skillet must be hotter, to the point of boiling a drop of water on contact.

Posted on February 11, 2006 at 1:24 pm by admin · Permalink · Comments Closed
In: Recipes

Finally Working Out

I finally have time to update the site. I’m now working out at school 3 days a week. I haven’t devised my entire workout plan yet but the general idea is 10-20 min of cardio with 10-20 min of targeted weight training. I’d like to make that 5 days a week but that’s just not possible with class 8-5 on the other 2 days. I have to leave at 7:30 right now to get to class on time. I’d have to make that 6:30 if I wanted to have enough time to workout and shower. I’m not even sure if the fitness room is open then, plus I’m giving a ride to a friend and I don’t think he’d like having to wake up an hour earlier.

Posted on February 10, 2006 at 6:54 pm by admin · Permalink · 2 Comments
In: Health & Fitness, Sleep

Forget Glasses!

December 23, 2005 was the first day I wore contact lenses. All I can say now is WOW. I don’t understand how I wore glasses for so long. If you currently wear glasses I highly recommend that you try contacts. You may be thinking “I don’t think I’d like something in my eyes!” Well, I thought that too. That was until I had them in my eyes for 30 seconds. That’s right, 30 seconds. That’s how long it took for my eyes to stop tearing and the feeling of something being in my eyes was nearly gone. It was like I had “normal” eyes again. No more parallax issues that occure with glasses. No worries about scratches. If something goes wrong with them toss them and put on a new pair. Now I can wear real sunglasses again too!

Posted on February 8, 2006 at 12:02 am by admin · Permalink · Comments Closed
In: Health & Fitness

New Website Idea

I’ve been rolling an idea for a website around in my head for over a week now. I started putting it on paper (well, a Word doc actually) tonight. Assuming I can work it the way I want I think it has HUGE earnings potential with very little maintenance.

Posted on February 5, 2006 at 12:25 am by admin · Permalink · Comments Closed
In: Financial

Sleep Hatred Continued

I’m happy to report that I feel great, despite skipping two of the five naps I will be normally taking. Here’s hoping that the new schedule will work well.

One thing I haven’t commented on is how other people perceive polyphasic sleep. Nearly everyone I tell about it reacts like I’m crazy. I have to reassure them that yes, I do it and yes, it does work. They still think I’m nuts and that I’m either going to die, go crazy, or I’m lying. I this reaction continues to intrigue me. I guess it shouldn’t be surprising considering how close minded the masses are. It’s truely unfortunate how little people think for themselves now.

Posted on February 4, 2006 at 1:04 am by admin · Permalink · Comments Closed
In: Sleep

Return To Polyphasic Sleep

My one week of reset is over. It was interesting to see how quickly I readjusted to monophasic sleep and waking up at 8AM without an alarm (on non-school days). If anything this has taught me that I hate wasting 8 hours on sleep. Since I lived like this for 24 years it feels normal again, but I miss having that extra time. This is especially true now that I’m in school and have a part time job. My available time has been cut to about 1/3 of what it used to be, not including sleep.

Posted on February 2, 2006 at 10:50 pm by admin · Permalink · 2 Comments
In: Sleep
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