Micah Redding — faith in humanity's future

2012 week-by-week changes

Read the setup here. These are my [changes for 2012].

Week 1: Drink no soda.
If anything, this experiment had a negative impact on my life. But I discovered that I really didn’t need or miss it.

Week 2: A world without coffee.

Week 3: Drink 5-hour energy every day!
I didn’t do well with this one. I would forget to take one until late in the day, and then would only drink a half-bottle (recommended dosage, but a little light-weight). I don’t think it affected me very much.

Week 4: A week without time!
This went so well, I forgot a new week had started, and it was Tuesday before I began the next week…

Week 5: No cream in my coffee, no milk, no liquid dairy.

Week 6: No data plan on my phone!
Meaning, my phone has full functionality when I have a wi-fi signal, and the rest of the time is more or less like an average phone.

WEEK 7: No restraints!
Meaning, no more restrictions like these last few. :)

WEEK 8: Get up earlier every day.
Started with 7am, and worked backwards.

WEEK 9: Return to Tim Ferriss eating patterns.
Feel a lot better

WEEK 10: Go to bed before 10pm. Sorta…

WEEK 11: Hand-wash an item of clothing every day.
Apparently, drying is the biggest part of washing.

WEEK 12: This week I’m doing three things: NOT drinking coffee or tea before bed, taking back up shaving cream (which I haven’t used in years), and carrying around my new Platypus water bottle.

WEEK 13: “Go out” every evening, do something interesting every night.

WEEK 14: No wheat, yes sugar.
Unless under the influence of Mormons… ;)

WEEK 15: No talk radio, no podcasts, etc. Happier

WEEK 16: …



I like the week without time. That's fun. I think time can rule us and we become slaves to the clock. That's a really depressing thought, isn't it!