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.

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.

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.


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

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.


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