Journal Day 137 – Programming assignment, became muscular by accident

Thursday, March 9th 2017

This entry was pretty badly planned. Ugh. I’m really disappointed in how tonight ended up. I could’ve done so much like make a video, exercise, or write this entry fully because there were quite a number of events throughout the day, but I just don’t have the time to do this tonight. I have to wake up at 7 AM tomorrow, and it’s 12 AM now. I need sleep. I studied tonight though which was awesome.

So there were a multitude of thoughts and ideas that went through my mind throughout the day. For example, while I was studying tonight, there was a programming assignment where you had to read through a database of named tuple links and find a specific user ID, then sort each of that user’s links by the date posted. Okay, it took me a while to figure out, and I did reading online too to solve this, and the answer was to use a function called ‘sorted’ and to use lambda inside of it.

I don’t understand the lambda function that well in python yet, mainly because I rarely use it and haven’t used it in many real life situations except a few, so when I used lambda in my answer, I thought the instructor had to have a better method than this. So I submitted my program, and passed every test case, and then watched the tutorial video on the answer. I skimmed through his code and noticed we had the same exact answer. The same exact answer.

I don’t think it’s the best answer, but it’s not reassuring to me that the student has the same answer as the instructor, I wanted to learn about a different method.

This morning was pretty ridiculous, I went to the gym to work out. The gym again is tiny and there’s only room enough for one person at a time. There was another person there, and the gym was surrounded by full wall mirrors on two sides. We were both pretty cramped in there. I looked at myself in the mirror as I lifted weights, and then the other person, and I looked fucking huge in comparison, very wide and very broad.

That’s not my goal. I weight lifted for like, a month? I guess? I’m also a vegan, and now I have these muscular large gains. Cool if that was my goal, but this is the nearly the opposite of what I wanted. Yeah, I can now flex and my arms are rock hard compared to before, but it’s not what I want. Let me be thin and lighter, quick, efficient, and full of energy, in comparison to big and strong and slow like I am now. Maybe later on I would like to be bulky, but not right now.

It’s 12:15 AM now, so I’ll just go ahead and post pictures of myself and also the food I ate today. I would have written about the entire day, but I have to get up early tomorrow. There’s another all hands breakfast party event tomorrow with free food, lots of people, and I’m one of the people that’s involved in the presentation. So I have to be there early. After dropping off my mom, it’s off to work no matter how tired I am, and I know I will be tired.


This is me posing.

Just standing up.

With my arms folded.

I took these photos today to see how far I can get in a few months and how much weight I can lose. Pretty simple. I just have to eat less food and exercise more. Slowly getting there.


This is what I ate today:

Blueberries and blackberries for breakfast

Walnuts, two lara bars, and a really good tasting blueberry nut & seed bar. All this stuff just lying around in the office.

Single slice PB&J sandwich

Brown rice, quinoa, black beans, corn, tomato salsa, carrots, tofurky, and coriander. I ran out of carrots and coriander.

Another single slice PB&J sandwich

And another PB&J sandwich. I have to make it clear at this point that I was hungry and I didn’t want to take much time in preparing food, so I ate this really simple food to make.

Anyway, that was my day today. Couldn’t write much about today because it was badly planned, leaving me no time to write anything at night. So from tonight’s entry, I have to study more. Gotta learn the subject, take more notes, gotta understand the lambda function. For losing weight, I have do mainly cardio for excises and also eat less food.


Selfie for the day

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