Month: December 2018

My Journey to a Healthy Me, Day 337

Here it is, Monday wrap up time!

Overall, I felt like this was one of my best weeks all year. I got in my runs despite the rain. I got in my step goal all week. I even put in over 8,000 steps on my “rest day”. Then, I also did my workouts. One in the complex gym.

All of this, and I hit my goal of 1000 of greater calories deficit.

The one thing I might change this week, is just to have the goal of not having a surplus on rest day. Then I actually can rest. 😉

Weight Loss

January 1st, 2018 to December 3rd, 2018

This week I did it. I broke into the 100 lbs lost category. 102.5 lbs since January 1st. 2.8 lbs this week. 257 lbs is my all time low (that I can recall in adulthood). I hope to be able to hit that before my Nerdfitness challenge is over. (December 23rd) It is weird to be thinking of the new year already, but I hope to enter it at my lowest weight!

11/26 – 1921 Calories, 11 g net carbs. Calories remaining 1916
11/27 – 2038 Calories, 10 net carbs. 1022 calories remaining
11/28 – 1926 Calories, 11 g net carbs. 1088 calories remaining.
11/29 – 1671 Calories, 8 net carbs. 1482 Calories remaining
11/30 – 1743 Calories, 9 net carbs.  1140 Calories remaining
12/01 – 1862 Calories, 12 net carbs. 1100 Calories remaining.
12/02 – 1330 Calories, 14 net carbs. 1162 Calories remaining. 

Each day, I did it. Some days I was able to eat quite a bit. Other days, I stayed lower. It seemed to be OK though. I did one meal yesterday. The others I usually have 2.

11/27 – 11:35 PM to 6:59 AM. 7 hrs 5 mins. 12 x awake for 19 mins.
11/28 – 11:25 PM to 7:00 AM. 7 hrs 11 mins. 13 x awake for 24 mins.
11/29 – 11:37 PM to 7:01 AM. 6 hrs 54 mins. Awake for 30 mins.
11/30 – 11:39 PM to 6:35 AM. 6 hrs 27 mins. 15 x awake for 29 mins.
12/01 – 11:41 PM to 8:00 AM. 7 hrs 2 mins
12/02 – 11:48 PM to 5:25 AM. 5 hrs 3 mins. 11 x awake for 34 minutes
12/03 – 11:51 PM to 7:00 AM. 6 hrs 38 mins. 18 x awake for 31 mins.

Last couple of nights, I had a little trouble getting to sleep. I was in bed on time each night, and I did get in my reading before hand. Most nights this week, I had decent sleep. Hopefully, I will return to that.


11/26 – 13,574 steps total. 118 active minutes
11/27 – 10,083 steps. 114 active minutes (C25k Week 1 Day 1 finished)
11/28 – 11,543 steps. 124 active minutes
11/29 – 10,825 steps. 62 active minutes (C25k Week 1 Day 2 finished)
11/30 – 11,128 steps, 103 active minutes
12/01 – 10,821 steps. 108 Active minutes. (C25k Week 1 Day 3 finished)
12/02 – 8,571 steps, 90 active minutes (rest day)

I got it all in this week. Barely made steps on Tuesday. Still got in over 8,000 steps on rest day. I did run all 3 scheduled days. I also was able to get in all my workouts.

3 x 10 squats
3 x 10 elevated push ups (against the kitchen counter)
3 x 10 Doorway Body weight Row
3 x 10 each arm Dumbbell rows. 25 lbs

3 x 10 body weight squats
3 x 10 elevated push ups (on the dumbbell rack)
3 x 10 one are dumbbell rows each arm (25 lbs)
3 x 10 lat pull down bar. on set was 50 lbs each side. 2 sets were 70 lbs each side. 

3 x 10 squats
3 x 10 elevated push ups (against the kitchen counter)
3 x 10 Doorway Body weight Row
3 x 10 each arm Dumbbell rows. 25lbs

This week

More of the same! I need to keep this momentum rolling. I feel a bit behind today, but hopefully, can get all caught up.

My Journey to a Healthy Me, Day 336

It is rest day for me. Though, I didn’t really rest that much. 

This morning I headed out to walk around Lake Elizabeth. About 7,000 steps total. I didn’t push it or anything though. Mostly played some Pokemon Go while getting in some steps. 

Then came home and made my food for the night. Fasted until just about 3:45 PM. I made myself a Chicken Crust pizza, plus a nice sized salad. Then finished off with some ice cream. 😉 Still within my calories thanks to the steps this morning.


I got in my run, and overall, it was a successful day.


1862 Calories, 12 net carbs. 1100 Calories remaining.


11:48 PM to 5:25 AM. 5 hrs 3 mins. 11 x awake for 34 minutes. I got to reading on time, and headed off to bed with plenty of time too. I was in bed by 11:35 PM, but struggled to get to sleep.

Not the greatest night of sleep, but I tried haha.


10,821 steps. 108 Active minutes. C25k Week 1 Day 3 completed. On to week 2!


Start of the new week tomorrow. Back to the normal grind. I’ll get up a week in review post. I’ll have to get all my items done, and have bowling too. Busy busy!

My Journey to a Healthy Me, Day 335

Time for the weekend! Almost time for rest day Sunday. 🙂

This morning I did not get up with my alarm apparently. I wanted to get up and try running before we went off to my son’s bowling. With that not happening, I wasn’t sure what I was going to do.

After bowling, we went to grab a few items from the store, then headed home. I ate, and debated in my head about maybe doing things tonight, or not at all. There was some rainfall as well happening. The rain cleared up. I checked the weather app, and saw there shouldn’t be any more for at least a few hours. It was time to seize the moment. 🙂

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Sun is out, time to get on my run 😂

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I finished off my run. Week 1 day 3 of the Rundouble C25k finished! I even tried to run harder on the last interval. I got that 9:23 min/mile mark. No way I am ready to sustain that yet haha. I figured it was late enough, that I went ahead and just continued walking around the track I was running at. Until I was at 10,000 steps.

I was certainly wiped out, and ready to come home and eat. 

I also got in my shipment of ice cream yesterday. 🙂 It is nice to have a good day of working out, and finish it off with some great ice cream. 

I have Chocolate Chip Cookie dough flavor this time. It is pretty good. I really enjoyed the Mint Chocolate chip last time. I don’t have any Rebel Creamery near me in stores, so I have to order by the case at their website.


All in all, a good day. I weighed in, and finally broke the 100 lbs lost this year mark. It seems like things are really working out well this week. I have been hard at it with watching what I eat, and making sure I get in the work with workouts and running.


1743 Calories, 9 net carbs.  1140 Calories remaining.

Fitbit was weird, and didn’t produce a great sleep graph. I think it had something to do with me deleting part of it. It had a gab from 3-7 am. So no graph, but I still have most the numbers.

11:41 PM to 8:00 AM. 7 hrs 2 mins. I got in my reading, and was off to be on time.

11,128 steps, 103 active minutes. No run scheduled.

Got my workout done in my apartment. 
3 x 10 squats
3 x 10 elevated push ups (against the kitchen counter)
3 x 10 Doorway Body weight Row
3 x 10 each arm Dumbbell rows. 25 lbs


Tomorrow is rest day. Boy, I feel like I need it too! I still plan to walk a little bit though. I just don’t want to push hard for 10,000. The Pokemon Community weekend is still going on. I think I will probably just go walk around the nearby Lake Elizabeth, while I play some Pokemon Go. Then I just need to make sure I don’t consume too much food, and I should be good to go. I might even go with a longer fast, then Hit up One meal tomorrow.