Month: February 2018

My Journey to a Healthy Me, Day 49

This will be a quick post. I need to head to bed asap!

Overall, my weekend went well. I got out and walked both Saturday and Sunday. I didn’t get to all the cleaning I needed to do, but I did get dishes done.

Weekend recap


Saturday – MyFitnessPal Food Diary. 1354 Calories, 10 net carbs
Sunday – MyFitnessPal Food Diary. 1874 Calories, 10 net carbs

My food was a higher in calories tonight, because I decided to get a Togo’s Large Pastrami in a bowl. It was convenient, but not that great tonight.  Net carbs are all in check this weekend. I also hit my eating window 11 am to 5 pm. Today it was even more like 11:30 am.


Saturday – 2.26 Miles, 38 minutes walked

Sunday – 2.38 Miles, 43 minutes walked

Good walks for both days. Today was really windy.


12:16 am to 8:10 am. Though, I do recall seeing 1 am on the clock. Must have just been a quick wake up. Of course, the waking up at the end is my wife getting up, and me trying to sleep though it. haha.


Time to recap my week. This week has been a rough one for me, but I think I still made great strides overall. Hope everyone is still out there working hard on their New Years goals!


My Journey to a Healthy Me, Day 48

Today felt like a win day for me. I even got out for my walk before the sun went down.

We took one car into the shop to get worked on. Hopefully, it can be fixed without breaking the bank. Next stop was my son’s bowling league.

I had my match club to bowl in the afternoon, so we were just all going to chill there. Since I wouldn’t be in my eating window yet, I brought some almonds to eat, once it was 11 am. Well, my son finished by 11 am, and wanted to go home. So off we went.

Back home, I decided I would try to eat something real quick. Chicken meatballs, my almonds, and pork rinds to the rescue. It was enough to make sure I wouldn’t get so hungry during my bowling.

Back at the bowling alley, I did really great today.  I bowled 222-231-195 today. 648 total for my series.I ended up spending $10 in the 50/50 we do, and the strike pot. First game, my ticket got pulled for strike pot, and I got a strike on my next shot. That was worth $32. So then I pull the ticket for 2nd game. During second game, come to find out, I pulled one of my tickets! So I go up and strike. Add another $32 to my pocket. So I spent $10 today, and came home with $64 haha.

A friend on instagram posted a Friday Faceoff picture. So I decided to make one today and posted it up. This is the picture I posted (I just added dates and weight)

I didn’t notice at first, but that is a 30 lbs difference. I think I can actually see some of the difference too. I know I am feeling it.

Overall, today was a win.

Friday recap

Friday was a second rough day. I think I have been putting extra stress on myself, and it made me feel worse and worse.


MyFitnessPal Food Diary. Keto game is staying strong. I did finish eating slightly out of my eating window. I finished up about 5:10 pm. It just kinda worked out that way. I’m not too worried out it really.


Nothing done on Friday. I did have the chance to get out, but elected to stay at home and watch some shows with the wife. So at least it just wasn’t me wasting time at the computer or something.


I pushed it last night. I was a few minutes late to my reading time. I was getting my Nerdfitness post done, and posting my blog here. I did read right after though. I am getting closer to the end of book 2 in the Expanse series. Caliban’s War. I am really enjoying my read time. Then I was off to bed by midnight. I got in bed, then realized I left my fitbit out on the charge by my computer. So I hopped up and grabbed it.

Fitbit tracked 12:07 am to 8 am for sleep. It did take me awhile to settle down still. Had a few moments of almost asleep… and awake! Eventually though, I got to sleep.


I know I have some gaming to do later at night. I want to get a walk in, so maybe in the morning I can get to that. Plus there is all the cleaning up that still needs to be done. One step at a time!

My Journey to a Healthy Me, Day 47

Another day of struggle in the exercise department. I have been back to feeling too overwhelmed to get other things done, which then makes me not get everything done. It is really weird.

Today I did get some needed things done, so I am happy with that. I could have gotten my walk in tonight, but the wife wanted to catch up on some shows we watch together. So it wasn’t too hard for me to give up the walk for that.

This week has been somewhat of a struggle. So I’m just trying to get through it one step at a time.


I have my son’s bowling in the morning. I will have Match club bowling in the afternoon. I am hopeful I can get a walk in afterwards, but I do have lots of house clean up to get done. Some will be done Sunday, too I am sure.

Thursday Recap

My food game seems to be on point. That so far is the one most important thing I have been able to stay steady on. Overall, it’s the most important thing to me as well, I think that is why I don’t let myself fail there.


MyFitnessPal Food Diary.  1579 Calories, 12 net carbs. Eating went well, and I didn’t have any problem staying in my IF eating window (11 am to 5 pm)


There is always tomorrow! haha


Not as bad as the night before, but not the best ever either. I was up, and on the computer until just about midnight. So I didn’t read. I fell asleep quick enough, but the morning wake ups killed me. I tried sleeping though it, but it didn’t help. Fitbit tracked 12:09 am to 9:39 am. 24 times awake though, for 50 minutes worth.

My Journey to a Healthy Me, Day 46

Yuck, today was a down day.

I got to bed fine, but my sleep was horrible. I think I was too worried on getting things done today, and of course, I didn’t. I was up by 8:30 ish, but I just stayed in bed till almost 10 am.

So I don’t feel tired so much, but just felt worn down feeling. I didn’t do a lot of what I was planning to do. Though, it wasn’t all a complete fail. I did cook some chicken breasts, and did a couple of things.

I had bowling tonight. There was 3 or 4 people, in the league, that had birthdays tonight. So of course, this is setup on the lanes I am bowling on.

Funny enough, one of the ladies bowling on the other team is also not eating sugars and going low carbs. She made the comment that I was looking thinner. Then asked what I was doing.

She has been eating low carb for about a month. We talked about how we both were not really interested in the cup cakes. Keto is pretty awesome that way.

I do feel slightly hungry tonight, but I think that is most my brain trying to scream “EAT ALL THINGS!” when seeing the cupcakes. haha.

Wednesday summary

Wednesday was pretty good day. At least when comparing it to today haha.


MyFitnessPal Food Diary.  1675 Calories, 12 net carbs. Eating went fine. I hit my IF eating window.


No walking done.


12:10 am to 8:30 am tracked. I couldn’t really get to sleep, and then it felt like I was waking up all the time. Hopefully, tonight will be better.

So many things to do…

Well, I have a ton of things to do in the next few days. One major project is getting my pc area cleaned up. I need to get to the store as well, or the wife will at least. One day at a time!

My Journey to a Healthy Me, Day 45

Well, I haven’t gotten out for any walk yet, or done any real cooking. Otherwise, the day has been fine.

I do have food available for me to eat, so it isn’t like I am going to starve or anything.

I might have a hockey game to go to tonight. If I go, I might try to walk around the arena a couple of times to get my walk in.

I’ve actually been starting to think more and more about getting back into strength training. Nothing fancy at first. Just body weight workouts for awhile. there is plenty I can do that will kick my butt.

Tuesday Recap

I seem to be doing well with my 11-5 eating window for my Intermittent fasting. The first couple of days I was a little hungrier in the evenings, but that mostly seemed to be triggered by smelling other good foods around.


MyFitnessPal Food Diary.  1525 Calories, 10 net carbs. IF eating window was fine.


2.3 miles, 41 minutes. It was a good walk out at night. I bit more chilly then it has been in the previous nights. Also, my phone hasn’t crashed since I set it back to factory settings. At least, it hadn’t crashed yet,


12:09 am to 7:31 am. My wife had gotten up and cranked up the heat. It wasn’t long before I was just too hot and sweaty to try to sleep through it. I think more and more, I am waking up early when she is getting ready for work.

As far as the mattress goes though, the Casper has been great so far. I am in no where near the pain I was in with our old mattress. It always made me feel like I was 30 years older when I got up out of bed haha.

My Journey to a Healthy Me, Day 44

Just coming back from my walk tonight. This week has been going well so far.

Today, I ate with in my IF window. 11 am – 5 pm. It’s really been more like 11:30 am since it seems I don’t start making food to eat until after 11.

One small thing

I forgot to mention a small little victory I had last weekend. I wear black khaki style pants for when I bowl match club, or tournaments. I couldn’t button them up like a normal person could. I would have to button them, then pull them up.

Well this weekend, I was able to button them. I am starting to feel the changes I am making more and more now. It is still tough to see, but I know the changes are there.

I am excited to be able to see more in my future.

Monday Recap

I had a pretty great start to the week. I didn’t walk, but I did succeed in my other goals. Plus, bowling wasn’t the worst, haha.  173, 185, 247 for a 605 series. I was able to bring it back the last game.


MyFitnessPal Food Diary.  1767 Calories, 8 net carbs. I was able to stick to my IF eating window.


No walking, just bowling. Still, was about 2,000 steps off my daily goal. (Still at 6,000)


12 am to 7:59 am. It is still taking me a few minutes to fall asleep. I’m also starting to notice that I seem to be waking up around the same times in the morning.


Time to get cooking some food again. Ran out of Chicken breasts today, so tomorrow is cooking day. I’ve got some other meats from Costco. I just need to look up some recipes.

My Journey to a Healthy Me, Day 43

A new Monday is here! How is everyone doing so far? Myself, had a little bit of a slower/rough week last week. Still, things are moving forward. Even with minor setbacks, I still have to try to move forward.

Weight check in today shows I am down to 340.2 lbs. That is 27.4 lbs lost since January 1st. 5.4 lbs lost last week.

Last night, I was able to get myself to bed at midnight. It took me a little bit to get to sleep though.

Fitbit tracked 11:55 pm to 8:22 am. Looks like I was awake until 12:15 ish. Slept great though, except the part where I woke up while my wife is getting ready for work.

Week 6 review

Week 6 is done. I had a few nights of staying up too late, very little exercise, but I kept my eating in pretty good control. I did have a couple of higher calorie days, but net carbs were under 20.


02/05 – 1607 Calories, 8 net carbs
02/06 – 2039 Calories, 6 net carbs
02/07 – 1955 Calories, 6 net carbs
02/08 – 1803 Calories, 13 net carbs
02/09 – 1604 Calories, 16 net carbs
02/10 – 1487 Calories, 15 net carbs
02/11 – 1384 Calories, 9 net carbs


The only walking done, was on the 11th. 2.22 miles, 41 minutes. A pretty sorry week for exercise. I will strive to make this week, much better.


Four of the nights, I went to bed past my target. of 12:30 am. I did reel it in the last couple of days though. My new target going forward, is Midnight. 11 pm shut down of the computer, and reading until I go to bed.


My Journey to a Healthy Me, Day 42

Well I have to say, today was a good day.

Just overall I felt good mentally. Last night I got to bed by 12:30. I even got in my reading time beforehand. This help to lead off the day.

Woke up about 8. I came out to test my blood, and was about to go for a walk. My 7 year old came out and wanted to see if I was going to make him breakfast. A couple of weeks ago, I asked if he wanted to try some eggs. He liked it enough, that it is his Sunday tradition now. So even though I was in my non eating hours, I still made him some scrambled eggs, and a couple of pieces of bacon. When I gave it to him, he said “Now this is going to be a great breakfast” haha

After that, I did get out there for a walk.

2.2 Miles, 41 minutes. I took a slower pace today. Didn’t have any need to walk super fast or anything. Just out enjoying the walk.

When I got home, I ran to the store to grab some things, and played a little Pokémon Go.

Got home and ate, then cooked up some chicken breasts.

I also got in my raid in World of Warcraft, and got in some extra Pokémon Go in with my older son.

Just finishing writing this up, then starting the sleep routine


Saturday was busy with bowling for my son, and bowling later at night for me. A decent day overall though.


MyFitnessPal Food Diary. 1487 Calories, 15 net carbs. I was good on my IF hours. I finished eating some Almonds, on the way to bowling, by 4:30 pm. I did experience some hunger, but I think it was from smelling all the food the Match club had out for us. I wanted to snack on something, but I didn’t.


None really done. I bowled, but no walk.


12:29 am to 8:02 am. 8 am seems to be like the time I am waking up, even without an alarm. Overall the sleep was nice. I do recall rolling over a couple of times. The new mattress has been great. I’m not waking up in so much pain like I was before.


Tomorrow is the first day of the Nerdfitness challenge. I have my post up “Tateman continuing the Battle to Avoid Surgery” I’m going to take new measurements tomorrow, just because. I’ll also have Monday night league bowling. Hopefully, the day goes smoothly.

My Journey to a Healthy Me, Day 41

OK, things are starting to get better for me overall.

Last night, I got to sleep at a decent time. Then my sleep was good as well. I stuck to my Intermittent Fasting hours yesterday, and today.

I didn’t walk today. With my son’s bowling, and everything else, it just didn’t get done.

I got back from bowling a bit ago. I was up at Clayton Valley Bowl tonight.

The place really had the old school vibe going on. Nice modern score system though. Same that I have at my local bowling center.

They provided a meal for the bowlers tonight. I did not partake though. Smelling it though did make me feel some hunger pains. I didn’t take any pictures, but it smelled great. I could see pizza and Lasagna up there. Also tons of sweets. Don’t these guys know I’m trying no to eat this stuff? haha.

Unfortunately, I did not bowl well. 160, 188, and 199 for a total of 547 series. Our match club split 2-2.

Friday recap


MyFitnessPal Food Diary.  1604 Calories, 16 net carbs. I did stick to my IF window.


Does walking around Costco count? haha. No real walk done.


Fitbit tracked 12:36 am to 8 am. I had an alarm set to 8 to get ready for kid’s bowling. Overall sleep was good. I got in my reading, and made it to bed by 12:30 am. Now to start moving the time up. By Monday, I want to be in bed by midnight.


We have an early Barracuda hockey game to go to. I need to make sure I eat before, otherwise, I’ll be fasting till 3 pm haha.

I also have to raid in World of Warcraft, and get some chicken cooked. Still need a few things from the grocery store as well.

My Journey to a Healthy Me, Day 40

Forty days in today. This week is still feeling much like a “take the week off” feel to it.

Just seems like the mindset I am in. I think I am feeling overwhelmed again with so much to do, and no time to do it all.

I was hanging out with the wife tonight. We were catching up on some shows. We got done, and I realized it is suddenly after 11 pm.

Maybe it is part of this damn self sabotage mood I get in. The fat me is trying to win again I think. So I just need to keep plugging away. Even if I am not getting it all in, some is better then none.

My Intermittent fasting seemed to go well today. I went to Costco today, so I ate even later then I wanted. More like 11:45 ish. Then I had my dinner meal a bit earlier. I was done by 4:30 pm. So well with  in the hours I want.

Thursday recap

I didn’t bowl my normal league night. Instead, I went with the family to the San Jose Sharks hockey game. Nachos and popcorn around. I sat there with my trusty water.


MyFitnessPal Food Diary.  1803 Calories, 13 net carbs. Had a nice Omelet for breakfast. Added in some Bacon Cheddar cheese we got from Costco. Also lived off some meatballs again.

IF times were close. I was more like 11:30 am to 5:15 pm for my eating window.


Just been bombing this as of late. It’s not something I freak out about too much. I think the goal this week, is to just try to get in one walk before Monday.


1:15 am to 9:26 am. Though, I was up near 8 ish. I just stayed in bed for awhile, so Fitbit thought I was asleep still.

Again, really jacking this up. Tonight I am going to try to get closer to my goal. After this, I will read for a few, then get to bed by 12:30 am at least.


I have my son’s bowling to go to in the morning. Then later at night, I will be traveling about an hour to Concord, Ca. I have Match Club bowling there. Meal will be severed, but I will be avoiding it all. There is also the new Rayquaza raid out in Pokémon Go. I really want to do some, but I fear I will be too busy.