Month: August 2018

My Journey to a Healthy Me, Day 217

One more week in the books. I haven’t exactly been finishing off this week very strong though. Today was another day of not doing very much. I need to get myself out of this funk ASAP.


The current Nerdfitness 4 week challenge is coming to a close.  My thread “Tateman Moves in and gets settled” has mostly been a success for me.  My goals have stayed pretty much the same, just a few add-ons. Like I have my eating and sleep goals there to track.

With the challenge coming to a close, it is time to evaluate how the challenge went for me. What worked, what didn’t work. I’ll be posting tomorrow my final challenge wrap up.

The next 4 week challenge will start Monday, August 13th, and runs to Sunday, September 9th. I’ll have a week to think of what I want to work on in the new challenge. I do like to get a new thread up quickly, and get right to it. I may have to do this, so I continue to keep on moving on my goals.

If people are reading this, then I would encourage you to give the NerdFitness 4 week Challenge a try.  There is a pretty good support system over there. Lots of different people coming together in the name of fitness in their own nerdy way. 🙂


The last few days, I have been thinking of some goals I would like to hit. Some seem like I could get to it in a shorter time, and other goals may take much longer. Still, I like to have a list of some of them. These are really just heath goals. I have others that aren’t health related too 😉

In no particular order:

  • Run another official 5k race (and eventually other distances)
  • Run the St. Louis Cardinals 6k race
  • Run in Obstacle races (Spartan, Tough Muddler, Etc)
  • Run the Spartan Stadium Sprint in Busch Stadium, St. Louis, MO
  • Join the 1,000 pound lifted club (deadlift, squat, bench)
  • Run a mile in under 9 minutes
  • Run a mile in under 7 minutes
  • Do a pull up (yup, just a single one)
  • Go for a hike

Plenty of running related goals. It mostly is from it seeming the most impossible things. Not so much the 5k race. I did do one of those, and like 4 years ago, I was running 2-3 miles 3 times a week.  Just that feeling that I was able to conquer what I thought was impossible for me to do.

Before I ran that 5k, The most I had ever run in my life, was about 2 miles. That day felt like magic though. I hit that 2 mile mark, and kept going. All the way to the finish were I even tried to sprint out that last bit. Back then, I thought I would keep going. Then it all came crashing down on me, and I gained all my weight back with-in a year. So there is some redemption involved in these goals too. I want to get back to where I was, and beat all those PRs.

This coming week

I need to get my summary done for the week done here. Then, I need to get my challenge review post up at Nerdfitness. I need to hang up some banners and shelves. (plus all the other things) I also need to get cooking food for the week. I have a bigger and bigger grocery shopping list on the fridge. I also need to come up with goals for my next Nerdfitness challenge. I feel the need for some exercise. 🙂

My Journey to a Healthy Me Days 215 & 216

Blah, I did it again. I didn’t get in my blog post. I was watching TV with the wife, then suddenly realized it was after 11 pm. So no blog done, but I did read before I slept.

The last few days have been rough in the fact that I have just been feeling lazy. I haven’t been getting work done around the house. Mentally, I just don’t feel in it. I know it is August, and that is the month my Mom died in. That was in 2010. I do normally seem to get in a funk around this time. I just don’t feel like that it is right now.

I am still ketoing on though. My partial problem, is that I am running of my foods. Not too many eggs left, I only have a bit of salad left. I am going to have to get creative. 🙂 I did inventory out “big” freezer last night. I listed out all the meats in there. We have a lot of items. I might just have to cook a bunch of meat and go carnivore style for a bit. haha.

Today, I also got to have the pleasure of driving my family to eat. While I watch them. My wife really wanted to go to Sonic. Plus wanted me to drive. So, I did anyway. I told her there is nothing there for me to eat. Sure, I could have ordered a burger or breakfast burrito. It just would seem like such a pain to take off the items I don’t want. It wasn’t that bad though. I had eaten something not too long before that. I was just annoyed that I had to drive them there to get food I couldn’t eat.

I also had a little non scale victory moment this morning. I was in bed checking out my calf muscles. Now I have been working out, but I could see the muscle definition. I stayed in bed for awhile just flexing my calf muscle over and over. 🙂 Imagine if I actually started getting in exercise!

Last couple of days…

08/02 MyFitnessPal – 1605 Calories, 25 net carbs (13 net when you subtract the quest stuff) IF done
08/03 MyFitnessPal – 1528 Calories, 31 net carbs (15 net minus the Quest) IF Done

I do hate having to figure out the added in quest net carbs, but I want to make sure I track it all.


08/02 – 12:17 am to 7:30 am. 6 hrs 35 mins. 20 x awake for 38 mins.
08/03 – 12:18 am to 7:01 am. 6 hrs 5 mins. 13 x awake for 38 mins.

Last few days, I am back to waking up early. It is kind of driving me crazy, and making me feel tired still. Not helping the mental mood I am sure.


One more day left for the weekend. I believe the wife and I will get around to doing a few items around the house. Plus, I need to get something cooked up for me to eat during the week.

My Journey to a Healthy Me, Days 213 & 214

I forgot to get in my blog post yesterday. I remembered too late at night.

Today I got in a small amount of cooking done. I finally got around to getting the resat of my chicken breasts made. Of course, my older son came and ate one right away. haha.

Now I really need to get into the freezer so I can see what all I have to make. Funds are tight this next couple of weeks, so I need to reach into these food reserves!

I just got back from bowling, and I bowled well, but scored bad. Well, not so bad I suppose. Still bowled over a 600 series.

Last couple of days…

I haven’t been sleeping all that well the last couple of nights. I have been having trouble getting comfortable. Then I feel like the quality of sleep is poor when I get up in the morning. Which I am also waking up too early again. Plus our cat keeps trying to hog the bed!

Weight loss wise, it seems I am in a little stall. I kind of expected it. I noticed my total carbs have been a little higher the last few days too. So I wonder if that has something to do with it as well. I just have to stick with the Keto, and keep tracking the food intake. The weight loss will come back.

07/31 MyFitnessPal – 1680 Calories, 33 net carbs (17 net when you take out the quest stuff) IF done
08/01 MyFitnessPal – 1761 Calories, 19 net carbs (15 net subtracting the erythritol) IF Done

This morning, I was feeling hungry, but I still held out until after 11 am to eat. Normally, I have been doing OK.

07/31 – 12:28 am to 7:07 am. 6 hrs 6 mins. 11 x awake for 33 mins. Reading done
08/01 – 12:39 am to 7:00 am. 5 hrs 31 mins. 13 x awake for 50 mins. Reading done.

I started on the Harry Potter series. So far so good there. That will give me plenty of reading. 🙂


Well, I need to get back to projects around the house. I also need to get into my freezer, then find some keto recipes to use the items.