My Journey to a Healthy Me, Day 196

I had match club today, and this time I bowled better. First game was a 277. Of course, I struggled the other two games a bit, but overall, much much better.

While I was bowling, my wife built up the desk for my youngest. When I got home, I setup his computer. He was pretty excited when he saw it all setup.

We also got notification that next Thursday, the management will be entering the place to do their annual pest spraying. I guess this happens every 6 months. So we will have to move everything away from the walls, and have everything unplugged. The stuff they spray in the walls is bad for people and animals. They say 2-4 hours after they are done, we can come back in. I hope tomorrow, we can get a closer time to when they will actually be coming. The paper just says 9:30 am to 5 pm. Like what am I suppose to do all day long with my kids, and animals. If it was just the kids, no big deal. Hand at a park or something all day. We can still sort of do that, only I will have cats in the car. Plus, what about eating? So yeah, what a pain. I hope I can get something close to like “Yeah, we will be there at x time” then at least I know I just have to do something around then vs the entire day.


07/14 MyFitnessPal – 1815 Calories, 23 net carbs (11 net carbs minus the quest stuff). Eating done with in my time period. Looks like I am easily hitting 11 am for starting off. Sometimes I am not even all that hungry. I just know I want to get in a couple of meals.

12:12 am to 8:00 am. 6 hrs 48 mins. 15 x awake for 1 hr.

I was running late, but I did get everything done in time to get off to read. Then, I got to bed right afterwards. I do have a feeling that the light coming form the window is making me wake up earlier then I want. I might need to look into those sleeping masks to wear. We can’t put up curtains.


Time to go pick up my glasses from LensCrafters. Then I think I will need to get to hanging some shelves up.

My Journey to a Healthy Me, Day 195

Real late update for today. Nothing major was done around the house. I have match club this afternoon, and I really bowled bad. Like I was embarrassed. Tomorrow is another day though, and I will see if I can redeem my bowling tomorrow. Hooray for no driving on this one too. Just down the street.

We ordered shelves for a few rooms from IKEA. They came in today, and they were damaged up. Apparently they don’t believe in putting any kind of protective padding in there or anything. So now to decided if the damage can be worked with, or do we need to figure out a return process.

Intermittent fasting has been going well since I started it back up. No real complaints. I still wonder if one of these days I should go 24 hours or more, just to see how I do. Even the smaller window I have done it is has helped me.


07/13 MyFitnessPal – 1682 Calories, 26 carbs (14 carbs if use the Quest bar theory) Eating is going well for IF. 12:30 pm to 5:30 pm yesterday.


12:09 am to 7:35 am. 6 hrs 22 mins. 16 x awake for 1 hr 4 mins. Still feeling that restless sleep a bit. I think it is just too warm for me, and last night my wife had to have the tv on forever. It seems sounds and lights bug me like that when I am trying to get to sleep. Also got my reading done as well.


More bowling! Will raid in World of Warcraft with my guildmates. Will have to see if I can get some stuff done around the house too.



My Journey to a Healthy Me, Day 194

I did the smallest amount of working out today. Part of the NerdFitness Academy page is to give you exercise goals. So there are a few to do to Calibrate your custom game. It basically gamifies working out. You level your character there by accomplishing goals. There is even a boss battle when you do some workouts. Today I did the calibration test, or at least what I could. Now I have the workout portion setup, and just waiting on me to start.

Moving in is slow going. We were suppose to get in some wall shelves today, but it seems like it was delayed until tomorrow. I bowl both days this weekend with Match Club. It will be a little struggle to get them all up. At least I want to try for some.


07/12 MyFitnessPal – 1709 Calories, 17 net carbs (15 minus Erythritol) First meal around 11:30 am, last meal at 4:30 pm. I had the Birthday cake Quest bar. It wasn’t as good as others. I have a bunch of different ones to try, I should make a tasting video. 😉


12:13 am to 7:35 am. 6 hrs 41 mins. 11 x awake for 41 mins. Again I get woke up early! Actually, I was a bit restless last night. Also had some leg cramps in the morning, I am guessing I need to get my electrolytes in check. I also read on time last night.

I ended up signing up for Amazon Kindle unlimited program. It is $10 a month, but the first 3 months I get for 0.99 cents a month. I figured I would give it a try.


Busy day tomorrow. I have Match Club to bowl. It is local this time, so no far drives at least. Then I should get those shelves in. Hopefully, I can get a few hung up.


My Journey to a Healthy Me, Day 193

Not a whole lot done today. I got a towel rack hung up at least. 😉

Weight loss wise, I don’t think I have been losing much. It might be the quest bars. At least, I had suspicions about them when I wasn’t tracking. I have a few to get through, but maybe instead of one a day, I need to space it out more. I’ll see more at weeks end how things have gone.

Today I signed up for the NerdFitness Academy program. They were having a 50% off sale (ends at midnight 7/12/18) I figured why not go ahead and buy in. I have wanted to for a long time. This at the very least will give me easy access to workout videos and such that can use.


07/11 MyFitnessPal – 1746 Calories, 32 net carbs (16 with the sugar alcohols subtracted). Eating done after 11 am, and finished before 5:30 pm.

I’ll have to see how I am at the end of the week to determine if I need to make these foods less a part of my life. I have been feeling like I need to get back to basics. No more convenience foods. We shall see.


12:17 am to 8:06 am. 6 hrs 36 mins. 15 x awake for 1 hr 13 mins. Last few days I get to sleep on time, but I keep waking up super early. Hopefully, I start settling in better. Could be the heat, or maybe extra light coming in our window. I did get to reading (almost too late), and off to bed when I wanted. Kindle is working out well at the moment.


More moving in stuff. I may try to go hit up the store for a few items, but we will see.


My Journey to a Healthy Me, Day 192

I got in some work today. Got a lot done in my older son’s room today. Once the shelves come in, then I will be done in there.

Food wise, I seem to be doing ok. Though eating some of this Quest bars make me wonder if it will stall me. Mostly because there are so many carbs in then bars.

I had a hero bar today that says 4 net carbs. Looking at the package though, it looks more like 20 net carbs (16 if you subtract the Erythritol). I looked it up, and apparently the allulose they use can’t be digested by humans. It just tastes sweet. They claim 12 grams of it has to be labeled as Sugars. So 30 carbs, minus 10 fiber, minus 12 allulose, minus 4 eryhritol gives you 4 net carbs. Is this really true though? I guess I will see. 🙂 I had the Blueberry cobbler hero bar today. I do have to say it was pretty good. I just worry that I will be to high total carbs with these types of quest bars.


07/10 MyFitnessPal – 1617 Calories, 14 net carbs (12 if you subtract the erythritol) I didn’t start eating until 1 pm, and finished about 5 pm. I had a few things to do during the day, so I figured it would be easy to expand my fast until then.


12:10 am to 7:45 am. 6 hrs 37 mins. 17 x awake for 58 mins. I did get to bed last night on time, and I read as well. Tried out my new Kindle paper white. It wasn’t too bad. I started reading the Bobiverse series. I hope to give the Kindle a few days to see if it annoys me or not. It didn’t seem to effect me wanting to get to sleep.


Moving in is really the focus these days. I will have bowling as well. I am starting to look up more dumbbell workouts. I might start off with a few of those mixed in with body weight workouts. Soonish I hope. I’m also ready to get some cooking done.


My Journey to a Healthy Me, Day 191

Back to the grind today.

I did get some shelves and other items ordered, so soon I’ll be making some progress on setting up in the apartment. I also got some chores done today that needed to get done. Progress! 🙂



07/09 MyFitnessPal – 1773 Calories, 19 net carbs (17 if I subtract the sugar alcohols). I did start eating until 10:45 am ish, and was done by 5:30 pm. Hit what I wanted to here. Once I am back to my normal self, I will focus more on my numbers. I’l have to get those fat bombs going again. 😉


Sleep wasn’t as successful as I wanted.

12:58 am to 9:04 am. 7 hrs 4 mins. 18 x awake for 1 hr 2 mins. I ended up ordering things online with my wife, which was over about 11 pm. I still had to get my blog post in though. So I wrote that. I could have been to bed on time at least, but I just did other things. I’ll be better tonight. I ordered a refurbished Kindle paper white from the Amazon prime day pre-launch. $30 off refurbished ones. I’ll give it a try here in a few minutes to see how I like reading before bed with it.


The plan for tomorrow is to get a monitor setup in the older kids room, and get my younger son’s PC setup out here. I’ll have to build the little desk, and go through a couple of boxes, but I will get there. Other items should be here on Friday, so this weekend will mean setting that stuff up.

My Journey to a Healthy Me, Days 163 – 169

Whew, it has been a few days. Moving still sucks! haha.

We had my son’s graduation party this last weekend. We had a few family members show, and some cancel. Everything went pretty well. My sister is doing Keto eating too, so we had similar things to eat.

My sister and her kids got here on Friday, and left today. My Dad and his wife has been here since Tuesday. This morning they went down to Southern California to visit some friends, but will be back up here Tuesday night. They will fly out really early on Wednesday.

So with family being in town, not much moving is happening. This Unfortunately means we need to do a bunch tonight. Movers come tomorrow morning. We are having them get the heavy things. We will move the rest.

Father’s Day

For the first time in a long time, I got to spend Father’s Dad with my father. 🙂 We went over to Happy Hollow Park and Zoo. Only my brother was missing.

Hanging out with the family @beachluvnmama

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We say animals, and the kids rode some rides. Lots of fun, some sunburn.

Week Wrap Up

This last week was a lot tougher then I have had in awhile. Lots of eating out, but I tried to make sure I was Keto. I still tried tracking, but there was some things that were just not correct.

Weight Loss

Tuesday, I got myself out of the 300’s. My weight stayed pretty consistent, then took another small jump today.

Down to 294 lbs this morning. Even with all the nights of eating out. That is 6.6 lbs lost this week, and 73.6 total since January 1st.

Since I knew I would be eating out more, I tried to prepare myself. Some days, I only ate once. Last night we went to a BBQ place, and it was the only meal I had that day. Other times, I tried sticking to meats and salads. Overall, I felt like it worked, but I am glad to get back to a little of the way I was eating before. Moving next week, then bowling will provide another challenge.


06/11 MyFitnessPal – 1783 Calories, 8 net carbs
06/12 MyFitnessPal – 1913 Calories, 11 net carbs
06/13 MyFitnessPal – 1853 Calories, 13 net carbs (could be a few more carbs)
06/14 MyFitnessPal – 1287 Calories, 18 net carbs
06/15 MyFitnessPal – 2240 Calories, 29 net carbs (should be lower carbs at least)
06/16 MyFitnessPal – 1060 Calories, 33 net carbs (should be lower carbs)
06/17 MyFitnessPal – 1238 Calories, 15 net carbs

2 days I was over 20 net carbs, but I don’t think I was in reality. The 15th we ate at Outback. I had a wedge salad with ranch, but no croutons. I also only had a bit of the broccoli and cheese. It was a weird cheese sauce, and wasn’t that great.

On the 16th, we ate at Dave and Busters for the party. I had a big salad, but I had no onions, croutons, or candied pecans with it. So good luck figuring out what I really ate.

I figured I had no real adverse effects so far, so I probably didn’t break Keto.


06/11 – 12:37 am to 8:13 am. 6 hrs 53 mins. 18 x awake for 43 mins
06/12 – 12:29 am to 8:10 am. 6 hrs 51 mins. 18 x awake for 50 mins
06/13 – 12:45 am to 8:23 am. 6 hrs 55 mins. 14 x awake for 43 mins
06/14 – 1:14 am to 8:40 am. 6 hrs 32 mins. 13 x awake for 54 mins
06/15 – 12:32 am to 8:15 am. 6 hrs 39 mins. 18 x awake for 1 hr 4 mins
06/16 – 12:22 am to 8:50 am. 7 hrs 14 mins. 18 x awake for 1 hr 14 mins
06/17 – 1:56 am to 9:26 am. 6 hrs 57 mins. 17 x awake for 33 mins

Some days good, some days bad. I did at least read each night before heading to bed. Hopefully, I can get better on track soon.

This week

Moving continues. Movers are here Tuesday, Thursday we have Comcast moving the TV/Internet service. On Friday, I drive 7 hours to bowl near Los Angeles on Saturday and Sunday. Then after bowling on Sunday, I head back home for 7 hours. So no rest!