My Journey to a Healthy Me, Day 128

Yesterday was amazing! Well, at least it felt amazing. ๐Ÿ™‚

I started off with my C25k Week 2 Day 1 run.

I was pretty happy that I finished that. I worried it was too much for me to handle. I just kept going though. Since I knew I upped my step goal to 8,000 steps, I had to get in all the steps I could. I walked around the park after the run.

This put me in a really good spot before it was even midday.

Before I went to bowling, I was already over the 8,000 step threshold. I knew I had my daily goal, now it was just how many extra would I get.

Bowling went well as well.

Yup, I messed up that 3rd game and missed out on the triplicate 215! haha. I was perfectly happy to miss out, because the guy I bowled against was pretty close to me as well. I checked the stats, and had 23 strike and 7 spares. 3 splits on the night. So pretty pleased.

At the end of the day, I hit 10,421 steps.99 active minutes. I can tell I really pushed it yesterday, because my legs have been really sore.


I got out and walked this morning. Plus another small bit when picking up my son from school. I’m at 6,800 right now. Still more work to be done! I may hit up a small walk after my raid tonight. I also didn’t pay attention to my carbs, and am already at 17 net carbs today. Dinner will be lite on the carbs for sure. Oddly enough, I had a dream last night, that I accidentally went over my carb limit for the day. Then I went crazy with all the eating. It would be how I would do it in the past for sure.

My Journey to a Healthy Me, Day 127

Here we are, a new week. Time to get refocused on my goals, and prep for having a successful week.

I started off today with C25k Week 2 Day 1. I moved my step goals up to 8,000 per day, and I am sitting at 7,500 right now. I still need to bowl tonight. ๐Ÿ™‚

I’m starting off the week strong. Let’s see how last week was.

Week Review

It was a tough week, at least at the end. Two days I shut down. Kept food and sleep goals in, but exercise went to nil.

Weight Loss:

It wasn’t much this week, but I did lose weight. 1.7 lbs this week. Bringing me to 314.7 lbs. Total since the 1st of January, I have lost 52.9 lbs. I am hoping the stall I had is gone. The last couple of days is where my weight start to drop off again.


04/30 MyFitnessPal – 1783 Calories, 13 net carbs, 91 oz of water tracked
05/01 MyFitnessPal – 1657 Calories, 11 net carbs, 64 oz of water tracked
05/02 MyFitnessPal – 1561 Calories, 13 net carbs, 54 oz of water tracked
05/03 MyFitnessPal – 1817 Calories, 13 net carbs, 76 oz of water tracked
05/04 MyFitnessPal – 1571 Calories, 14 net carbs, 52 oz of water tracked
05/05 MyFitnessPal – 1482 Calories, 17 net carbs, 51 oz of water tracked
05/06 MyFitnessPal – 1649 Calories, 11 net carbs, 79 oz of water tracked

Food was fine this week. Even when I was mentally out of doing any exercise, I tried to stay focused with my food. There were a couple of days that I finished eating after 6 pm, but I had started before that. I was just late on making my food.


05/01 – 12:07 am to 6:48 am. 5 hrs 49 mins. 9 x awake for 52 mins.
05/02 – 12:10 am to 8:51 am. 7 hrs 51 mins. 20 x awake for 50 mins.
05/03 – 12:01 am to 8:31 am. 7 hrs 54 mins. 16 x awake for 44 mins.
05/04 โ€“ 11:38 pm to 6:57 am. 6 hrs 49 mins. 22 x awake for 30 mins.
05/05 โ€“ 12:08 pm to 9:28 am. 8 hrs 24 mins. 22 x awake for 56 mins.
05/06 โ€“ 12:21 am to 8:04 am. 6 hrs 54 mins. 19 x awake for 49 mins.
05/07 – 1:01 am to 8:03 am. 6 hrs 39 mins. 14 x awake for 56 mins.

All nights, I got in my reading, and was off to bed on time. Last night I got to bed, but didn’t get to sleeping until close to 1.


04/30 – 8,845 steps. 106 active minutes. C25k Week 1 Day 1 repeat done.
05/01 – 7,577 steps. 92 active minutes.
05/02 – 8,692 steps. 100 active minutes. C25k Week 1 Day 2 repeat done.
05/03 – 7,246 steps. 86 active minutes.
05/04 – 1,788 steps. 0 active minutes.
05/05 – 663 steps. 0 active minutes.
05/06 – 7,444 steps. 85 active minutes.

I planned to have one rest day, but I got in two this last week. The mental barrier was strong, and it kept me down. Sunday I had enough of that though, and got in my steps at least.

This Week

Time to get everything back going. Today is going well, and I need to ride all that into each new day. One day at a time.

My Journey to a Healthy Me, Day 123

Well, I have made cheesecake!

It is the first time I have ever made a cheesecake before. I followed Headbangerskitchen.com’s recipe for his Keto Berry Cheesecake. My tin was a little smaller, so cook times were off a bit. I think I may have over baked it a bit. The flavor is still great though.

I got out for a walk this morning. Though, I don’t think I got in enough steps to cover me for the day. I still have bowling, but I have a feeling I will be shy of my step goal. If so, then I’ll have to get out for a second walk. ๐Ÿ™‚

I had talked to a Verizon rep in the store yesterday about the problems with my phone. They sent a refurbished replacement phone to me today. I hope to have no more random reboots! Only time will tell.


Wednesday was a good day overall. I had to fight it a bit, but it worked out well. The biggest battle was making myself get out there and run. I almost gave in, but just pushed forward.


05/02 MyFitnessPal –ย 1561 Calories, 13 net carbs, 54 oz of water tracked. Ate with in my eating window. Blood sugar this morning seemed fine as well. So hopefully, that is stabilizing again.


12:01 am to 8:39 am. 7 hr 54 mins total. 16 x awake for 44 mins. A little restless again last night. Woke up in the morning, but really didn’t want to wake up all the way haha. I got in my reading, and was off the computer a bit before 11 pm.


Fitbit had me at 8,692 steps 100 active minutes. I completed my repeat of C25k week 1 Day 2. Even finished it faster then other days last week, and felt like I wanted to die after each run. ๐Ÿ˜‰


I have a doctor’s appointment at 8:30 am. Blood work looked good. I also need to get a Hep B vaccine shot while I am there. I also need to figure out when I am going to go for a run. I either have to go once I am home, or I try to get it in Saturday before my son’s bowling (if we go).

My Journey to a Healthy Me, Day 122

This morning, I did not want to go out and run. I was trying to fight it so much. Checking other things, trying to delay it until I gave in. Too bad for fat me, I did it anyway. ๐Ÿ™‚

Even when I was doing the runs, I wanted to stop. I had to keep telling myself I could do it. It felt like I was done after each run. Like no way I could push to do another. I just kept trying. Funny enough, It is the farthest I have done. I was pushing harder then I wanted to, even with me wanting to stop. Healthy me, back behind the scenes, taking over! I was happy that I did it, and did not give into the “done run” impulses.

In phone news, Verizon is sending me a replacement for my phone. Should be here tomorrow. I hope that it will not crash on me like the current one has been.

I also made cheesecake a bit ago. It’s cooling now. I’ll take pictures tomorrow when I take it out of the fridge. First time I ever made a cheesecake.


I failed at trying to make low carb tortilla. I went on a couple of walks to get in my steps. I also picked up my car from the service department, and played with some friends online for a bit. Got to reading, and bed on time.


05/01 MyFitnessPal – 1657 Calories, 11 net carbs, 64 oz of water tracked. Pretty boring day food wise I suppose. I had hoped to perfect those tortillas, and have some tacos. Eating done in my eating window, so Intermittent fasting is still going well. Blood sugars were also decent levels yesterday.


12:10 am to 8:51 am. 7 hrs 51 mins. 20 x awake for 50 mins total. I woke up a few times last night that I can remember. So sleep was a little broken up. Here is to hoping I get some solid sleep tonight!


7,577 steps. 92 active minutes. Walk one in the morning. My son was sick, so there would be no extra steps picking him up from school. I headed out for a second walk, after I was done playing World of Warcraft. I almost didn’t do it. The healthy me prevailed again.

This Week

More planning. Wife has been applying to a few places. So we are starting to get things ready to pack up. Even if she gets a decent job up here, we will need to move. Hopefully, finding a place here.

I’ve got a few more recipes I want to make. First, I need to get the dishes done!

I’ll have bowling at night, so I need to get most my steps in my morning walk.

My Journey to a Healthy Me, Day 121

Well, today was busy, and a bit draining. Had to take the car in for some service this morning. This meant getting up earlier then I normally do. This also meant I couldn’t get in my normal walk time. Also, my son was sick. So no extra steps getting him. Still, I went for a walk when I got back from dropping off the car. I was short of my step goal, so I went out for another walk this evening.

Today I tried making the Keto Connect Low Carb Tortillas. I could not get them made to save my life. I had one that sort of came out like it should, but it was too thick. Wasted some ingredients, but I still tried at least. ๐Ÿ™‚


Monday had running, blood work, and bowling! ๐Ÿ™‚ I got in my repeat of C25k Day 1 Week 1. Then I ran off to get my blood work done. Later I bowled. I did OK. First game was bad, second game was 244, and I don’t recall the 3rd game.


04/30 MyFitnessPal – 1783 Calories, 13 net carbs, 91 oz of water tracked.

Decent amount. Blood sugars still hanging a bit lower, but I think it will balance out soon.


12:07 am to 6:48 am. Truth be told, I was awake by 6:15 am. You know those days when you are worried about getting up on time? That was me last night. So of course I woke up really early. So too little sleep. Hopefully, tonight will be much better.


8,845 steps. 106 active minutes. I finished off C25k Week 1 Day 1. Did a little extra walking, then finished getting even more steps at bowling.


I might try making cheesecake tomorrow. It is a recipe from Headbangerskitchen.com I also want to make some bread as well.

In the morning, it is run day again. So we will see if I can get all those steps in.

My Journey to a Healthy Me, Day 120

Week 17 is in the books. I’ve been busy so far today. I got my day 1 of C25k repeat in. Went off and got my blood work done. Then came home to get some food. I still need to pick up my son from school, and bowl tonight. I may get to making some food, but that might wait until tomorrow.

Week 17 review

Had, and still having a bit of an emotional roller coaster this week. My wife lost her job, so the future is up in the air as to what we are going to do. I think even if she gets a job in this area, we are still going to move this summer. There is the possibility, we leave the bay area. We just have to see how things shake up. Mostly I have been OK, but I have had a few freak out moments.

Weight loss:

Overall this week, it was a stall. I lost 0.8 lbs this week. Still total since January 1st is 51.2 lbs lost. I expected a stall week. I just hope this next week is back on the losing tip.


04/23 MyFitnessPal – 1577 Calories, 12 net carbs, 105 oz of water tracked
04/24 MyFitnessPal – 1683 Calories, 18 net carbs, 63 oz of water tracked
04/25 MyFitnessPal – 1651 Calories, 12 net carbs, 54 oz of water tracked
04/26 MyFitnessPal – 1631 Calories, 9 net carbs, 76 oz of water tracked
04/27 MyFitnessPal – 1512 Calories, 11 net carbs, 44 oz of water tracked
04/28 MyFitnessPal – 1699 Calories, 13 net carbs, 77 oz of water tracked
04/29 MyFitnessPal – 1703 Calories, 14 net carbs, 48 oz of water tracked

I did well with my eating window as well. Eating after 11:30 am, and before 6 pm each day. Tracked water. I have had a few days of low blood sugar. Mostly the mornings. So I may need to adjust something for this next week. I am just not sure what. Maybe more calories, maybe less fasting, maybe more carbs, or maybe more fats. I’ll have to experiment a little to see.


04/24 – 12:07 am to 8:46 am. 7 hrs 59 mins. 23 x awake for 40 mins
04/25 – 12:01 am to 8:53 am. 8 hrs 3 mins. 20 x awake for 49 mins
04/26 – 1:49 am to 8:53 am. 6 hrs 5 mins. 22 x awake for 59 mins
04/27 – 12:23 am to 8:30 am. 7 hrs 37 mins. 18 x awake for 30 mins
04/28 – 12:18 am to 8 am. 7 hrs 4 mins. 20 x awake for 38 mins
04/29 – 11:57 pm to 8:10 am. 7 hrs 28 mins. 16 x awake for 45 mins
04/30 – 12:14 am to 8:14 am. 7 hrs 14 mins. 23 x awake for 46 mins

I did read each day before heading to bed. I also had a couple of freak out nights before heading to bed. Really only one bad night. The rest were decent.


For the first time in awhile, I can say I had a week of exercise. Mostly. ๐Ÿ˜‰

04/23 – 7,107 steps, 68 active minutes. C25k Week 1 Day 1 done
04/24 – 6,427 steps, 56 active minutes.
04/25 – 6,534 steps, 66 active minutes, C25k Week 1 Day 2 done
04/26 – 3,002 steps, 68 active mintutes.
04/27 – 8,682 steps, 61 active minutes. C25k Week 1 Day 3 done
04/28 – 6,510 steps, 138 active minutes.
04/29 – 1,524 steps, 0 active minutes

Completed Week 1 of C25k. Just wanted to have Sunday as the rest day, but had a moment on Thursday that I just didn’t want to do anything. Still, I am pretty happy overall. Only two days that I did not hit 6,000 steps.

This week

This next week, I am upping the step goal to 7,000. I am repeating Week 1 of C25k. Today I did the first day.

I’m looking to make some new recipes this week.

I’m also thinking it is time to get some things ready to move. We have lots of time, but getting things ready to donate is good.

My Journey to a Healthy Me, Day 118

I bowled in the Star of the Game tournament today. I did a little better then my average going in. I enter with a 200 average. (I’m lower this year, but last year was a good year). I bowled 232, 187, 193 for a 612 series. So mostly happy. I won’t win anything, I don’t think. It is a handicap tournament, and my higher average gave me a lower handicap. I know one guy on our lanes bowler extremely well.

Went for a walk tonight to make sure I got in my steps. Nothing really pushing, I just wanted to get in the steps. Then watched the end of the Sharks vs Knights hockey game.

I’ve been bad lately. I haven’t been cleaning the dishes, so they are pilling up a little, and making me not want to cook. So time I get that done.


I finished C25k yesterday, and got in lots of steps. I also just about finished Book 5 in the Expanse series. I will be getting into book 6 tonight. No idea what I will ready next, but I have to find something quick!


04/27 MyFitnessPal – 1512 Calories, 11 net carbs. 44 oz tracked. I did notice I was lower in water yesterday. I may have missed one. Blood sugar numbers were fine.


12:18 am to 8 am. 7 hrs 4 mins. 20 x awake for 38 mins. Got into reading right after 11 pm, and got heading off to bed about 12:05 am. I seemed to get to sleep quick enough, but did wake up a bit. My neck has still be hurting. So sometimes I get uncomfortable while I sleep.


8,717 steps. 61 active minutes. Finished C25k week 1. I will repeat week 1, because I feel like I would struggle too much with week 2 right now.ย  Maybe next week the weight will start going down, so it will make it easier to run. ๐Ÿ˜€


We are off to see the new Avengers movie tomorrow morning. Then I have a Pokemon EX raid to do later in the afternoon. May or may not get to doing things in World of Warcraft in the night. I want to get the dishes done, and get some food made for the week.