My Journey to a Healthy Me, Days 268-274

Whoa, time sure is flying. It is October already! I am disappointed a bit in myself for not posting all week. Not sure why. I guess I just thought I didn’t have much to say. I will try to get better this week.

Today, I went for a walk after I dropped my son off at school. Nothing major. I parked in one area, then walked around the school and park to get back to my car. Then I got a workout in today as well.

3 x 10 squats
3 x 10 elevated pushups (kitchen counter)
3 x 10 One Arm Dumbbell row 25 lbs each arm.
3 x 60 seconds farmers walk. 25 lbs dumbbell in each hand.

Also, little funny thought I had today. I was doing the farmers walk with these dumbbells. I was thinking, man, this 50 pounds can get heavy quick. Then it hit me. In April, I was 50 lbs heavier. I was carrying this much extra weight around me then, every place I went. Kind of weird thinking it was double that amount on me last year.

Last week summary

Overall, it was a decent week. I did lose a little bit of weight. So that is going the right direction. It is just slower then I want. Though I think it is because I really am not that active, and am eating over what I should. I want to check out where my numbers need to be again, and attempt to be more active this week. I have been getting workouts in, but they are not super high intense or anything yet. They do push me at least.

Weight Loss

1.9 lbs gone this week. 90.4 total since January 1st. I am back within 10 lbs of hitting my first weight loss goal of 100 lbs lost.

Food
09/24 MyFitnessPal – 1758 Calories, 8 net carbs, 115 g Protein, 140 g Fats
09/25 MyFitnessPal – 1750 Calories, 7 net carbs, 126 g Protein, 137 g Fats
09/26 MyFitnessPal – 1663 Calories, 15 net carbs, 105 g Protein, 128 g Fats
09/27 MyFitnessPal – 1677 Calories, 8 net carbs, 137 g Protein, 116 g Fats
09/28 MyFitnessPal – 1857 Calories, 6 net carbs, 152 g Protein, 127 g Fats
09/29 MyFitnessPal – 1862 Calories, 8 net carbs, 145 g Protein, 135 g Fats
09/30 MyFitnessPal – 1796 Calories, 16 net carbs, 127 g Protein, 132 g Fats

I had a couple of higher protein days. I had to finish off some meat we had, so there wasn’t too much choice haha. Overall my numbers were pretty good. I am going to re look at what my numbers should be. I think I am not up to “lightly active” numbers yet. Maybe this week, I can get there.

IF was done each day, though nothing consistent as always eat at 11 am. There were a few days that I went later in the afternoon before eating 1st meal.

Sleep
09/25 – 11:30 PM to 7:00 AM. 7 hrs 2 mins. 13 x awake for 28 mins.
09/26 – 11:49 PM to 6:45 AM. 6 hrs 27 mins. 11 x awake for 29 mins.
09/27 – 12:49 AM to 7:34 AM. 5 hrs 58 mins. 13 x awake for 47 mins.
09/28 – 11:37 PM to 6:59 AM. 6 hrs 40 mins. 14 x awake for 42 mins.
09/29 – 11:38 PM to 7:18 AM. 7 hrs 5 mins. 15 x awake for 35 mins.
09/30 – 11:51 PM to 9:02 AM. 7 hrs 59 mins. 17 x awake for 1 hr 12 mins.
10/01 – 12:06 PM to 7:00 AM. 6 hrs 10 mins. 16 x awake for 44 mins.

Each night, I did read. The 27th, I finished a book. Most nights were OK, but 3 nights I really got to bed too late. I did also have a couple of nights that I didn’t sleep the greatest either. Kids or whatever waking me up early too.

Exercise

Monday exercise was the Boss Battle I did.
21 squats
7-8 good form Knee Push ups.
1 minute front plank
17 seconds left leg, 22 seconds right leg for one leg balance

Wednesday
3 x 10 squats
3 x 10 elevated pushups (kitchen counter)
3 x 10 One Arm Dumbbell row 15 lbs each arm.
3 x 60 seconds farmers walk. 15 lbs dumbbell in each hand.

Friday (night)
3 x 5 (each leg) Assisted Bodyweight Lunge. (held onto my counter)
3 x 5 Inch worms (much harder then I expected toward the end ;) )
3 x 10 Wall Slides (also deceptive in how hard this is to do)
3 x 20 second side planks (I could not do the full side plank. Had to do from my knees)

Sunday Night
I went out for a walk with our dog. Took him all around the area. Mostly getting steps and active time in. The dog has to stop too much to make good time. 😉

This Week

OK, I need to make sure my sleep is on point. I want to continue building on my exercises. I hope to get out for more cardio. I know a couple of days this week will be packed busy. I hope to tackle those well.

 

My Journey to a Healthy Me, Day 267

It’s time for a new week! Monday is here. Let’s get out there and take the week by storm! 🙂

Time for a good old week in review.

Weight Loss

I am 276.2 lbs this morning. 88.6 lbs total since January 1st. While I am disappointed to not see more results here, but I just have to stick with the progress. I know that I had one really horrible over eating day last week, and a few, I over ate. I was sick a bit. I have also been doing more exercise this week, adding to body stress. My hope, is that by next week, I will really have that whoosh moment, and everything is clicking again.

This is making those weight loss goals of mine a lot harder to get before the end of the year. Still, I am going for all I can do on it!

Food
09/17 MyFitnessPal – 1728 Calories, 8 net carbs, 112 g Protein, 129 g Fats
09/18 MyFitnessPal – 1813 Calories, 7 net carbs, 85 g Protein, 146 g Fats
09/19 MyFitnessPal – 1916 Calories, 8 net carbs, 91 g Protein, 154 g Fats
09/20 MyFitnessPal – 1704 Calories, 8 net carbs, 102 g Protein, 134 g Fats
09/21 MyFitnessPal – 1715 Calories, 4 net carbs, 144 g Protein, 117 g Fats
09/22 MyFitnessPal – 1543 Calories, 9 net carbs, 99 g Protein, 113 g Fats
09/23 MyFitnessPal – 1815 Calories, 4 net carbs, 184 g Protein, 111 g Fats

I did have a couple of days that my IF was not done on my normal times. Like one night I at some pork the wife made at 7:30 pm. I just made sure the next day I ate later. I actually had a couple of days I didn’t eat until noon. I also made some progress of trying to have higher fats then protein. It is much harder to do when there isn’t many options left to choose from here at home. Still, I am doing what I can.

Exercise
I did in fact get in all 3 workouts this weekend, and had my walk yesterday as well. Not bad. I had skipped some bowling because I was feeling sick, but still got the workouts done.

Monday:
3 x 10 squats
3 x 10 Elevated pushups (done at my kitchen counter)
3 x 10 Doorway bodyweight rows
3 x 30 secs farmers walk. I used 15lb dumbbells in each hand, and just walked the circle around my kitchen and living room area.

Wednesday:
3 x 10 sets “Good Morning”
3 x 5 sets “Standing Wall Walk”
3 x 5 seconds each leg “One Leg Balance”
3 x 20 seconds “Planks”

Friday:
3 x 10 squats
3 x 10 Elevated pushups (done at my kitchen counter)
3 x 10 Doorway bodyweight rows
3 x 30 secs farmers walk. I used 15lb dumbbells in each hand

Sunday:
Went for a bit of a walk. Over 5k steps on fitbit

This may seem small right now, but it is a big step int he right direction for me. I completed the “Boss Battle with General Doms” on the NerdFitness Academy today. So I am moving up to level 2 workouts now.

Sleep
09/18 – 11:36 PM to 7:00 AM. 6 hrs 54 mins. 15 x awake for 30 mins.
09/19 – 11:37 PM to 6:59 AM. 6 hrs 53 mins. 14 x awake for 29 mins.
09/20 – 11:36 PM to 6:59 AM. 6 hrs 46 mins. 14 x awake for 37 mins.
09/21 – 11:35 PM to 6:51 AM. 6 hrs 48 mins. 10 x awake for 28 mins.
09/22 – 11:39 PM to 7:26 AM. 6 hrs 59 mins. 14 x awake for 48 mins.
09/23 – 11:58 PM to 8:52 AM. 8 hrs. 19 x awake for 54 mins.
09/24 – 11:29 PM to 6:45 AM. 6 hrs 25 mins. 14 x awake for 51 mins

Each night, I did get in my reading before heading to bed. Only the one night I decided to finish the chapter out. So I lose points. Last night was a really rough sleep, or lack of sleep. A couple of warmer nights had me moving around a bit too much too. Overall though, I feel like my sleep has improved.

I am toying around with the idea to move my sleep up 30 minutes. It is mostly in my head that feel like I shouldn’t go to bed that early. My body just might appreciate that extra time for sleep though.

This Week

More of the same this week. My exercise will increase in difficulty. I want to try getting out for more walking. I may need to get some fat bombs made to help keep my numbers were I want them.

 

My Journey to a Healthy Me, Days 265 & 266

I didn’t get in to blog yesterday. I just ran a bit late.

Today, I did get out for a walk this morning/afternoon. I live near buy some stores. Just about 20 minutes to walk over there. So I went to Gamestop, and did some Pokemon Go stuff during my walk. I had a bit of fun going out for my walk. It felt really good, even with it being a bit warmer this week. Next week, I should try to get more walking in.

After my walk, I tackled the wing making! I tried out two different flavors, but they are both pretty similar. I saw that Ketoconnect.net uses baking powder for their wings. This helps to make them crispy in the oven. It worked pretty well. I think I cooked mine just a few minutes too long I think. Not burnt, but some got a little close. 😉 I’ll be finishing them off in the next couple days.

I got to sleep a little later then I should have last night. I did get in 8 hours of sleep though. It wasn’t a solid sleep. I woke up a few times. Mind was also racing a lot, and it took awhile to actually get to sleep.

Keto Resets

Recently, it seems like there are a lot of people getting back into Keto. A few youtube people have started up their Keto Resets.

Headbanger’s Kitchen

Highfalutin’ Low Carb

Dot2Trot

I for one, and really glad that they are willing to share their stories with us. I know that I have followed quite a few people in their journeys. I have gotten some amazing recipes to try for these folks. I think it really just helps people to know, that life happens. We are humans.

I have done really well myself, sticking to this keto journey. Though I too went off when I went to New York. I was perfectly OK with it though. I knew I was going to be on a great vacation, and wanted to sample all the foods I could get. 🙂

So for whatever reason that you might have fallen off Keto, you can get back on. I have done it. Sahil from Headbanger’s Kitchen has done it a few times I believe.

One day at a time guys. You can do this. We can all do this!

Tomorrow

Alright, tomorrow is summary day. Back to the grind. I will take my kid to school, workout, and probably figure out more things to get done around here. I need to get some Almond flour and butter. I am missing my KetoConnect 90 second mug bread! 🙂

 

My Journey to a Healthy Me, Day 264

Friday is here! Well, it is almost over now. I was able to get in my workout this morning. I did it in a fasted state as well.

I didn’t get chicken wings made. We did go get a few little things tonight. I need to hit up the store soon. I need to restock all my keto goods. 😉

Yesterday

Food:
09/20 MyFitnessPal – 1704 Calories, 8 net carbs, 102 g Protein, 134 g Fats. Hit my numbers pretty well. Fat is higher then protein. Calories were not too high.

Exercise:
No extra exercise. Just my normal Thursday bowling.

Sleep:

11:35 PM to 6:51 AM. 6 hrs 48 mins. 10 x awake for 28 mins. Not bad on my sleep. I am getting in my reading, and I can feel these extra few minutes of sleep I am getting. No more 12:30 am bed times for me. At least, not while I am taking my kid to school. haha.

Tomorrow

Pokemon Community Day is happening tomorrow. I plan on getting out there with my older son at least. We might also head out to a hockey game, but will have to wait and see. Otherwise, just more stuff around the house to get done, and need to get to the stores to pick up some items.

My Journey to a Healthy Me, Day 263

I am feeling much better today. Well enough, that I did get out to bowl. Overall, I did well too. Quite happy to be able to get back out there again.

I didn’t get any other exercise done today. Thursdays are always a little tougher, just because it is minimum days for my kid. It feel like the time is just so short between when I get home, then have to leave to pick him up.

Yesterday

Food:
09/19 MyFitnessPal – 1916 Calories, 8 net carbs, 91 g Protein, 154 g Fats. So I hit the low carbs, and had more fats then protein. I did workout yesterday, so the calorie numbers are close to where they should be.

Wife had made that pork last night, and I had to try some. This added a few more calories then I wanted. This also made me start my fast later. It was more like 7:30 pm. I did wait today to eat until 1 pm though.

Sleep:

11:36 pm to 6:59 am. 6 hrs 46 mins. 14 x awake for 37 mins. I did get in my reading before bed. I slept fine, until about 5:30 am. I woke up a little, then just never really got back into a good sleep. It is OK though, I didn’t really feel like I was tired today.

Exercise:
Nothing super awesome like weight lifting or anything, but these exercises are much harder then I though.

3 x 10 sets “Good Morning”
3 x 5 sets “Standing Wall Walk”
3 x 5 seconds each leg “One Leg Balance”
3 x 20 seconds “Planks”

Tomorrow

It is the start of the weekend! Well, almost. 🙂 Going to make some wings. Need to get in my workout, and the normal school day routine.

My Journey to a Healthy Me, Day 262

Wife threw together some pork top sirloin when she came home today 🙂

We had gotten it from Costco awhile back. We were looking for some recipes earlier today. She ended up making some pulled pork style tacos for herself. I tried a little bit, but I really already had my food for the day. I will enjoy it more tomorrow!

Today, I am feeling much better. I didn’t get out for a walk, but I did get a little workout in.

Yesterday

Food:

09/18 MyFitnessPal – 1813 Calories, 7 net carbs, 95 g protein, 146 g fats.

Since I didn’t do any exercising yesterday, I am over my calories a bit. Should have been closer to 1787 max. Still, I did well with getting greater amounts of fats in vs protein. I was also really low in net carbs.

Exercise:

I did get in my workout on Monday. Tuesday I could have walked, but didn’t feel like it. Still having a bit of this cold or whatever. This week I do want to get out walking at least once.

Sleep:

11:37 pm to 6:59 am. 6 hrs 53 mins. 14 x awake for 29 minutes. I did get in my reading before bed as well.

The last couple of nights, I have been getting much better sleep. I notice that my awake times are lower, and for much shorted distances. It part from it not being so hot anymore in the room, and the tint in the windows is working.

Tomorrow

Bowling day. I am feeling better now, so I should be able to make it to leagues. I have plenty of pork to eat now, but I want to make some chicken wings. I saw that Ketoconnect likes to use some baking powder in their wings to keep them crispy. Going to have to try that.

My Journey to a Healthy Me, Day 261

I am feeling a bit better today. I hope this means I am getting over whatever cold/viral thing. No exercise today, but I did feel like I could have went out for a walk. Instead, I stayed home and did some cleaning. haha.

Yesterday, I skipped out on bowling. I just started feeling so bad before I was to leave. I figured I would not bowl and spread germs out to people.

Food

09/17 MyFitnessPal – 1728 Calories, 8 net carbs. 112 g protein, 129 g fats. I am trying to keep fats > protein. So I hit that. Also stayed low on the net carbs. The calories might be a little lower then I should have, because I did get in my workout as well. Though I don’t think of the body weight workouts as too stressful so far. I think I am OK in this range of calories. Especially since I had so many calories the day before.

Exercise

3 x 10 squats
3 x 10 Elevated pushups (done at my kitchen counter)
3 x 10 Doorway bodyweight rows
3 x 30 secs farmers walk. I used 15lb dumbbells in each hand, and just walked the circle around my kitchen and living room area.

I got this done in the morning, after I came back home.

Sleep

11:36 pm to 7 am. 6 hrs 54 mins total sleep. 15 x awake for 30 minutes. I got in my reading before hand. I was pretty tired from waking up early the previous day. When my alarm went off, I did feel like I needed more sleep, but overall it was a good night. The window tint I have on the bedroom window has been working great. The room is much darker in the morning now.

Tomorrow

Workout day 2 tomorrow. I need to get some food prepped as well. Time to dig out some items from the freezer. I hope I am over the hump with being sick. Thursday will be back to bowling, if I am.