Month: April 2018

My Journey to a Health Me, Day 113

Week in review time!

Weight loss

Down 4 lbs this week. That puts me at 50.5 pounds lost since January 1st. I stalled a little this week, but I had been expecting that. So hopefully, I continue to lose more weight this week. I can see the land of TwoTopia coming soon! ๐Ÿ˜€


04/16 MyFitnessPal – 1665 Calories, 11 net carbs
04/17 MyFitnessPal – 1727 Calories, 18 net carbs
04/18 MyFitnessPal – 1555 Calories, 13 net carbs
04/19 MyFitnessPal – 1659 Calories, 4 net carbs
04/20 MyFitnessPal – 1494 Calories, 18 net carbs
04/21 MyFitnessPal – 1571 Calories, 13 net carbs
04/22 MyFitnessPal – 1984 Calories, 28 net carbs

So yesterday was complete guess work. I could be more calories and carbs then that, or maybe a bit lower. Hopefully lower! ๐Ÿ˜‰ It is OK though. the rest of the week was pretty good, though I had some higher carb days. My blood sugar got a little low a couple of the days, so I might have to be more aware of when I eat higher carb mealsย  Oddly enough, the last couple of days have been alright. I think adding in a strawberry spiked up the blood sugars enough. haha.


04/17 – 12:26 am to 8 am. 6 hrs 48 mins total. 15 x Awake for 46 mins
04/18 – 11:59 pm to 8 am. 7 hrs 24 mins total. 15 x Awake for 37 mins
04/19 – 12:34 am to 8:23 am. 7 hrs 8 mins total. 18 x Awake for 41 mins
04/20 – 1:23 am to 9:06 am. 7 hrs 4 mins total. 13 x Awake for 39 mins
04/21 – 2:20 am to 7:47 am. 4 hrs 48 mins total. 13 x Awake for 39 mins
04/22 – 12:10 am to 8:48 am. 8 hrs 11 mins total. 20 x Awake for 27 mins
04/23 – 12:11 am to 8:04 am. 7 hrs 7 mins total. 17 x Awake for 46 mins

Overall, I felt I was getting this back on track this week. I did have a couple of late nights. Will be getting this in more control this week. I also can’t believe I am more then half way through book 5 of the Expanse series. Good thing I have book 6 ready. Though I don’t know what to read after that.

Today, and this week

Well, to celebrate my 50 lbs lost, I completed Day 1 of C25k. ๐Ÿ™‚

Barely made it, and I am still feeling weak. I did it though. I was going to wait for a couple more weeks to try, but I just was in the mood to try today. It was sunny out, so I need to remember a hat for next time. It felt great being out there again. I’m only slightly embarrassed. T.M.I. moment ahead. When I run, my gut makes noise. Because it is bouncing and slapping around. So, I have my own cheering squad with me as I run. haha. I had this problem years ago too when I ran. Still, it isn’t stopping me, just makes me feel embarrassed.

I have bowling tonight, and that should get me to my 6,000 step goal. I plan on walking in the morning, and getting 6,000 steps each day this week. Next week, I bump it to 7,000.

I also need to get some cooking done, and a little shopping. I have some easy convenience foods around, so it isn’t like I will be tempted by bad stuff. I just want to make some new items to try out.

Hopefully, everyone out there is still going strong. I know some people have stopped their New Years Resolutions. It is never to late to get back on the horse!

My Journey to a Healthy me, Day 112

Today went OK overall. I am probably higher on calories, and carbs they I like to be. Hopefully, not enough to kick me out of keto.

I started off the morning with some meatballs and some walnuts. I had packed up some of the walnuts to eat on the way there as well. The drive took about 1 1/2 hours. I finished off the walnuts before getting there. Once there at Double Decker Lanes, I went in to scope out the place. ๐Ÿ™‚ I arrived early enough.

Sometimes, but not always, Match clubs that host will also supply food to eat. Today was a day were they provided food. I was hungry too for whatever reason. So I decided to check out what was around. There were some meatballs in a sauce, a ranch dressed salad, and I grabbed a Strawberry. I guessed in MyFitnessPal as what it was I ate.

Bowling was ok, but a bit rough. I felt good though.

It took over 2 hours to get home. I grabbed McDonald’s for the family, but didn’t get any for me. Since I was not sure of my true numbers, I wanted to try eating little carbs. I made an Omelet, and had a couple of pieces of bacon. Will see how my weight is the next couple of days to see if this effected me that much.


I had a great time at the Hockey game, and they won. ๐Ÿ™‚ Oddly, I was hungry after coming home. I just stuck it out and drank more water though.


04/21 MyFitnessPal – 1571 Calories, 13 net carbs. I had a strawberry with dinner, and I wonder if that is what was helping to trigger hunger later on.


12:10 am to 8:48 am. I got all the sleep ๐Ÿ™‚ Felt like a pretty good sleep overall. Had one wake up at like 7 am, but otherwise it was great.


Time to start up on the NerdFitness Challenge. I plan on getting up and doing my usual routine, plus take measurements and pictures. Then I am going for a walk. I’m going to really try getting the exercise in the mornings.

My Journey to a Healthy Me, Day 111

I have a hockey game to get to tonight. ๐Ÿ™‚ San Jose Barracuda vs Tucson Roadrunners. The Barracuda lost game 1, so they need to win tonight. Best of 5 game series.

I’ve also been trying to think of how I will handle my eating tomorrow. I have Match club bowling at Double Decker Lanes in Rohnert Park. 1.5 to 2 hour drive for me, depending on traffic. So I plan to leave by 10:30 am. I figure bowling should be done by 4-4:30 pm, if we get started on time at 1 pm. I am guessing it will be a 2 hour drive home at least. My normal eating window is 12 to 6 pm. So I think tomorrow, I am breaking that. There look to be some options for food around there. So I either take some things with me, or I eat early, then grab something on the way home to eat. Otherwise, I just eat something when I get home.


It’s that time again. The next challenge over at the Nerdfitness forums starts Monday the 23rd. I setup my new challenge thread as well. Tateman – Zero in on TwoTopia.

My usual Keto/IF with tracking goal, plus I am adding water tracking. Sleep goal is added again as well. I hope to get this going this challenge. I also have an exercise goal back. My hope this time, is that I can build up to doing some regular exercise. Walking to start, and build up from there. The exercise is one thing I really want to get going. So hopefully, it works! ๐Ÿ™‚


Friday was pretty busy. Went and got some shopping done. Tried a low carb 3 minute microwave cheddar biscuit, and got my NerdFitness challenge thread done.


04/20 MyFitnessPal – 1494 Calories, 18 net carbs. Higher carbs on the day, but I stayed under 20.


Horrible sleep. I was up too late, and then decided I should read still haha. 2:20 am to 7:47 am. I can feel the drain on me today.


The biggest item tomorrow is bowling, and how to handle the food. I think I have some ideas that should help out. I won’t have time to meal prep really, so that might have to happen on Monday.

My Journey to a Healthy me, Day 110

Whew, busy day today.

Shopping day. So we went to Costco, Walmart, and Sprouts this afternoon. I still need to go to Target for a few more items, and maybe Safeway as well. I also ordered a couple of things from Amazon.

Soon, I will be trying a few different recipes from and

Today, I started off making 3 minute Keto Cheddar Biscuits, from KetoConnect.

Mine did not turn out as great. They cooked a little uneven in the mug I chose. When I tried to remove it, some of it stuck, and it broke. Even with that, they tasted really good. My wife thought they tasted really close to the Red Lobster Cheddar bay biscuits too.

Blood sugar has been a little low the past couple of days. Today I upped the carbs a bit, and had them more at night. Will see how it looks tomorrow. The blood sugar numbers tonight were fine.


Had a great time bowling. Wife and youngest were at the Barracuda playoff hockey game.


04/19 MyFitnessPal – 1555 Calories, 13 net carbs. Wings in the afternoon, and breakfast at night ๐Ÿ™‚


1:23 am to 9:06 am. Yup, once again I let myself go late. I had gotten busy doing some things, and could have went to bed at 12. I wanted to get my reading in though, and let that go a bit. So, keeping the routine, just not doing it in the correct time.

This Weekend

I have my son’s bowling tomorrow. Later on tomorrow night, we have the Barracuda playoff game to go to. Hopefully, they can win. Then on Sunday, I have Match Club to bowl. It is an away match up, so it looks like a 2 hour drive there. Bowl at 1 pm, then a 2 hour trip back. I need to plan my eating carefully.

We need to also start cleaning though items in the house. We will probably have to move this summer, so getting things downsized and ready to go is required. No idea what housing we might end up finding. Everything is very expensive for rent out here.

My Journey to a Healthy Me, Day 109

Hooray, bowling went well tonight! ๐Ÿ™‚ I did make a few errors though. Missed a 10 pin, and 7 pin. My games were 244, 205, 181 for a 630 series. Those two spare misses were in that third game.

I got a few things done today. Mostly housework stuff, but I felt accomplished getting it done. Blood Sugar was a little low this morning, so I think it has been effecting me. Like Not wanting to get up out of bed to do anything. 3 mornings in a row now. I wake up, then just sit in bed doing stuff on the phone. So I hope to break the cycle tomorrow.

I have been starting to notice more changes in my body. Taking measurements, and before pictures help. I can see the changes there. I’m also noticing that my legs aren’t getting as swelled up as they use to. I am really happy to see that happening.


Didn’t get out and do too much. Still got a little sunlight. mostly everything went fine. I was up a touch later, and read until almost 12:30 am.


04/18 MyFitnessPal – 1555 Calories, 13 net carbs. Much closer to where I like to be. I think my happy place is 14-1600 calories. Most days. ๐Ÿ™‚


12:34 am to 8:33 am. A bit of trouble getting to sleep. Then in the morning, my arms were bugging me a little, and couldn’t keep asleep.


Shopping day. I was also hoping to check out Super Troopers 2, but don’t think I can.

My Journey to a Healthy Me, Day 108

Didn’t get out too much today. Got a little Pokemon Go done when I picked up my son, and then let him play at the park for a little while.

Shopping for items is going to have to wait for pay day. I made out a big list though. Quite a few recipes I want to give a try.ย  Pulling in from KetoConnect, and Headbangers Kitchen. I have a few desserts in there as well to give a try.

Yesterday, I gave a new dressing a try. Walden Farms Creamy Bacon.

When I bought it, I also got a french flavor as well. They are both practically free of everything. Just some sodium. So with the French, it wasn’t too bad, but there was something off with it for me. I don’t know what it was, but sometimes it had a weird taste, or it made my stomach feel a bit upset.

I am happy to report, that I have no such problems with the creamy bacon. I had it today just to double check. It also tasted pretty good too. So this gives me an option for my salads now.


I made some wings with sugar free BBQ sauce. Then didn’t do much else. Tuesday nights is raiding night with my friends in World of Warcraft. Also since I am a St. Louis Cardinals fan, I needed to watch them too.

Cardinals won. ๐Ÿ™‚ It was even better, because it was against the Cubs!


04/17 MyFitnessPal – 1727 Calories, 18 net carbs. More calories and carbs then I would have liked. It worked out OK with my numbers, just I would rather it be lower.


11:59 pm to 8 am. I got in some reading, and got to bed on time. Still woke up a bit tired. I feel like I am trying to catch up on missed sleep or something. Tomorrow, I am not going to have an alarm at 8 am. If need be, I will get that sleep in. I hope.


Bowling day! ๐Ÿ™‚ Hopefully, I do well this time. I have a few things to prepare for next week. 1 being to finally get my computer area cleaned up.

My Journey to a Healthy Me, Day 107

It was Chicken Wing Day! ๐Ÿ™‚ I had seen this sugar free BBQ sauce before, but hadn’t tried it. So the other day at the store, I went for it. 2 grams of carbs per serving (30 ml) So I made 15 wings with 3 servings of sauce. So each serving of wings I will have is 5. Overall, pretty pleases with the taste. It has Sucralose in it. So I though I tasted something odd. That may be it, or it is just in my head. Will see how leftovers taste tomorrow.

Not too much else done today. Just played some games with friends online for a bit.


Monday, we had rain. Not normal misty California rain, but actual hard rain. Plus there was thunder. I love storms, so hearing thunder got me all excited. If that wasn’t odd enough, there was a 3.8 earthquake too! Loud roar with a quick little jolt. Nothing major.

Then there was bowling last night. On man, I did horrible. I thought I would have a good night. Started off with a 203. Then went 154 in the second game. Third game went down to 136. I think I had 4 or 5 splits. It was rough. I was not in a happy place coming home. No need to hold all that angry in though. I tossed on some music, and just kinda let it all out on the way home.


04/16 MyFitnessPal – 1665 Calories, 11 net carbs. No fiber yesterday. Had some Jennie O sweet Italian sausage with my omelet and bacon for “lunch”. Then dinner I made a chicken crust pizza with the same sausage and a couple of pepperoni.


12:26 am to 8 am. I had some tossing and turning last night. Woke up tired this morning. Not exactly sure what was going on. I did get in my reading before I went to bed.


I’m working on goals for my next Nerdfitness challenge.ย  One of then is going to be some form of exercise. I really want to get it done too. So I need to be looking at what I can do.

I need to get some dishes done, and might have to dig out some freezer meats to make.