Day 1627 & Updates After Sickness (Flossing Superhabit)

Day 1627 Record Keeping
Day 1598 Fixed Meditation (10 min, vipassana)
Day 1473 Writing (3, 20 min Pomdoros)
Day 1012 Rowing (DID NOT DO
Day 753 Mobility/Stretching (DID NOT DO
Day 111 Sunday Groceries
Day 63 Flossing (SUPERHABIT, 6 teeth)

Great sleep. 

Updates After Sickness (Flossing Superhabit)

I'm finally back.

I've been sick for almost a month. I thought I was getting over it 9 days ago, but it came back with a vengeance. While it has completely messed up a lot of my individual instances of habits, I have kept a few things up.

First, I've been keeping up my flossing, both recording it and doing it. Flossing is now a SUPERHABIT, after achieving scores in the 80s on the SRHI for the last week. I plan on experimenting on the best ways to stretch the habit, which should be easier since it's a simple matter of counting teeth. This should get me a full 3 dimensional graph of the entire process of long term change from a behavioral standpoint. 

I've also successfully kept up with my Sunday Grocery habit in a new location, and eating has worked pretty damn well. I've been pairing this with a very specific thus far off-blog experiment - a 90 day no beer challenge. I'm on day 19, and the technique I'm using is working both effortlessly and flawlessly. More on that in a later post. 

I'll also be posting on two other projects. The first, a new take on getting up early, got interrupted by my sickness, but I think I still got some interesting data from it. The second, on writing, is still a work in progress, but I hope to soon set up trials on how to level that up shortly.

But before all that, I intend to slowly get back to my full complement of habits at levels back before my sickness.


Day 1616

Day 1616 Record Keeping
Day 1587 Fixed Meditation (DID NOT DO)
Day 1462 Writing (DID NOT DO)
Day 1001 Rowing (DID NOT DO
Day 742 Mobility/Stretching (DID NOT DO
Day 52 Flossing (SRHI = 64, 6 teeth)

Good sleep. Really sick, day trip. Only got home to at 2 am. Recorded only to observe that because of the change of location, I'm not really certain if I flossed today. Usually I floss in the shower, but because theres not enough of a ledge, I haven't been able to have it out, so I end up brushing, and therefore flossing outside of the shower. It's interesting that just a simple changeup can interfere with a habit at the brink of superhabit status.

Day 1614

Day 1614 Record Keeping
Day 1585 Fixed Meditation (20 min, vipassana/gratitude)
Day 1460 Writing (DID NOT DO)
Day 999 Rowing (DID NOT DO
Day 740 Mobility/Stretching (DID NOT DO
Day 109 Sunday Groceries
Day 50 Flossing (SRHI = 82, 6 teeth)

Horrible sleep. I've been massively sick for the last week and a half. I've also moved into an apartment in Houston, making this move from Spain to the States official. It's been really hectic, because we really don't have anything. Combined with the massive heat index, and it's just been pretty horrible. Still, not once did I stop flossing, so I'm pretty sure that's a superhabit now. It's unfortunate that I didn't have the will to record this last week, because I really wanted to have a clean graph of my habit model, from habit, superhabit, and in the third dimension, the number of teeth flossed. Ah well.

I'm back to my "structured randomness" eating, my Sunday groceries (at a new store), and lunch salads. I've also added another challenge  - not drinking beer - since it seems to really mess with my stomach these days. I'll be posting a full post about that soon.

Day 1601

Day 1601 Record Keeping
Day 1572 Fixed Meditation (10 min, vipassana)
Day 1447 Writing (editings)
Day 986 Rowing (
Day 727 Mobility/Stretching (5 min, back smash
Day 37 Flossing (SRHI = 79, 6 teeth)

Horrendous sleep. Tested out two night time rituals yesterday - cold water face plunge and a hot bath. Had the worst sleep, woke up several times during the night, once freezing cold, the other really hot. Felt incredibly sore the next morning, so opted out of workout. Felt horrible in general - headache, upset stomach - so went down to minimums.

Day 1600

Day 1600 Record Keeping
Day 1571 Fixed Meditation (20 min, vipassana)
Day 1446 Writing (5, 20 min Pomodoros)
Day 985 Rowing (
biking, 1 hour)
Day 726 Mobility/Stretching (10 min, plantar smash & achilles stretch
Day 107 Sunday Groceries
Day 36 Flossing (SRHI = 78, 6 teeth)

Bad sleep. Testing out a new habit - will write in detail about it soon.

Day 1593

Day 1593 Record Keeping
Day 1564 Fixed Meditation (30 min, vipassana/gratitude)
Day 1439 Writing (3, 20 min Pomodoros, hard)
Day 978 Rowing (
Day 719 Mobility/Stretching (DID NOT DO
Day 106 Sunday Groceries
Day 29 Flossing (SRHI = 75, 6 teeth)

Bad sleep. Very unmotivated and ego depleted today. Still need to figure out what's going on with the discharge of my exercise habit.

Day 1588

Day 1588 Record Keeping
Day 1559 Fixed Meditation (10 min, vipassana)
Day 1434 Writing (3, 20 min Pomodoros)
Day 973 Rowing (
Day 714 Mobility/Stretching (15 min, back work
Day 24 Flossing (SRHI = 74, 6 teeth)

Ok sleep. Happy July 4th! Taking a bit of a half day today. Tomorrow may be similarly interrupted due to some errands searching for houses in town.

Day 1587

Day 1587 Record Keeping
Day 1558 Fixed Meditation (30 min, vipassana/tantra)
Day 1433 Writing (6, 20 min Pomodoros)
Day 972 Rowing (
Day 713 Mobility/Stretching (40 min, back work
Day 23 Flossing (SRHI = 71, 6 teeth)

Ok sleep. Back is in a lot of pain, probably from the kettlebell HIIT. Taking some time off and focusing on stretching.

Day 1584

Day 1586 Record Keeping
Day 1557 Fixed Meditation (DID NOT DO)
Day 1432 Writing (6, 20 min Pomodoros)
Day 971 Rowing (
Day 712 Mobility/Stretching (DID NOT DO
Day 105 Sunday Groceries (done today due to time restrictions yesterday)
Day 22 Flossing (SRHI = 71, 6 teeth)

Horrible sleep. Attempted to flip my schedule, but it unfortunately did not go at all according to plan. I have to really sit down and think about how to readjust this week.