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I'm just one pink monkey in a sea of brown monkeys trying to stay above the tide.

And the wagon ran me over yet again…

So I need to do more or commit more. I’m not sure exactally.

But here are my fitness goals… there are a few.

My Fitness Goals:

Bench press : 250 lbs for reps (pr 200 lbs 2 reps)

Squat : 350 lbs for reps (pr 145 5 reps)

Dead lift : 450lbs for reps (pr 385 for 1 rep)

Push Ups (2min)70
Sit Ups (2min)75
Crunches (2min)75
Pull Ups15
1.5 Mile Run10:00
2 Mile Run15:12
3 Mile Run22:10
500 YD swim12:00
Chin Ups5
Flutter Kicks50
Swim 1/2 mile (ocean) without fins (sidestroke)30:00
Swim 1 mile (ocean) with fins (sidestroke)50:00
Swim 400 meters (pool) without fins10:30
Run 10 kilometers (sand) with boots and pants60:00
5 Mile Run40:00
16 Mile Hike (65lb pack)05:20:0

Also I would like to have less than 20% body fay and weigh under 250 lbs.

Quite the laundry list but there are all the items on my list at the moment that are strictly physical composition of my body or my bodies performance.

Here is my workout from today :

  • 5 min walk (treadmill) @ 2.5 MPH
  • Barbel squat
  • 15 reps @ 45lb, 12 reps @ 65lb, 9 reps @ 85 lb, 6 reps @ 105 lb, 3 reps @ 125 lb 14 reps @ 85 lb.
  • Machine bench press
  • 15 reps @ 45 lb, 12 reps @ 65 lb, 9 reps @ 95 lb, 6 reps @ 125 lb, 3 reps @ 155 lb, 4 reps @ 170 lb, 3 reps @ 185 lb, 2 reps @ 200 lb, 21 reps @ 95 lb.
  • Barbell Row 15 reps @ 45 lb, 12 reps @ 65 lb, 9 reps @ 85 lb, 1×6 reps @ 95 lb, 3 reps @ 105 lb, 12 reps @ 75 lb.
  • 30 minute walk (treadmill) @ 2.5 MPH

I consumed about 1612 calories today. When the exercise is taken into account there was about a 1670 calorie deficit for the day as well. 104 grams of protein, 133 grams of cards and 74 grams of fats. Not ideal but 50 grams of protein was post workout along with some BCAA to help with the muscle soreness.

The exercising helps me with focus and my mental state so it stays.

All for now,



Wow I need to get with the program…

No posts for months I should really post stuff here.


Well I’m looking to change my employment situation. More info on that as the situation evolves.

I’ve been accepted to work staff for Connecticon 2018 July 12-15, 2018 in Hartford CT. so woo!

I’ve purchased a membership at the local fitness club. Of course I tweaked my knee so I havn’t been for a couple weeks boo.

I’m down over 20 pounds from my heaviest (no not telling at the moment here)

Talk at you all later!


Week 4, a little late but here it is

Well last week could have gone better.

5/7 weigh-in and 6/7 calories tracking

Average weight of 296 with average calories of 1802

I think I missed some calories that week but my mind is a  blank about what and what days. So I went up bit not the end of the world. Didn’t break back into the 300’s again so that is a good thing.

Also I spent a couple hours on Sunday listening to my audio project and tweaking some of the timings for the speech and such. Once I get it all reenlisted to I’ll cut a draft and send it off to the creator and move forward from there.

I’ve decided to add in 30 minutes of walking every day first thing in the morning, before food and coffee. I was always in a better head space when I was exercising regularly so I’m going to go back to that.


All for now.

Be Well!


Third week and still going

Still moving in the proper direction for my plans.

7/7 for both weight and calories

Average calories was 1925/day. Average weight for the week was 295.1 so 4.2 lbs down this week. That’s about 1.4% of the starting weight for the week so within what I consider a safe range. That being less than 2% of body weight per week.

I didn’t do the squats as many days as I wanted but that will come with time. I do need to remember to drink enough water. I feel much better on the days when I have enough. I don’t count any of the other fluids towards the water intake things with caffeine and sweeteners are not really the same thing.

I did not work on audio production like I said I was going to. Part of the issue is that I forgot to set up the project directory structures on the desktop when I did the factory restore. And I managed to get the versions mixed up so tomorrow I need to go through all the versions to locate the most recent ones. Then re-listen to the entire project and get back to work on it. I have some notes from the lats scenes I sent to be checked so I know what I need to do with some of them. I just need to do it.


All for now

Be Well!


Time for week 2

Well I am moving in the right direction this week.

7/7 for calorie tracing and 6/7 for weighing myself.

My calorie average per day for the week was about 2029 and my average weight was 299.3 so I am moving in the right direction. Still a long weigh to go (har har).

I tried some (20) body weight squats on Friday morning. Took me several sets to get them all done (10, 5, 3, 2) but I did them. my knees didn’t feel too bad. Although yesterday and today my thighs have been complaining vigorously about the work I made them do. Normal for day 1 of exercise. So I’ll do the same thing again in the morning Monday, Wednesday and Friday and see how that goes. I feel that I need to do something other than just watch the food. One of my goals is a weight lifting one so I need to think of that as I progress. The specific goal is 250 lb bench press, 350 lb squat and 450 lb deadlift. I need to take it easy and not push too hard with that to avoid injury. A few years and 40 – 50 lbs ago I pulled a 385 deadlift. I should have dropped it when I stalled half way through the movement but I pushed through and could barely walk the next day my back was so sore. So no pushing through for me, at lest not in that manner.

Found mice in one of my dresser drawers this week so I have to assume that they got into everything and wash it all and clean the drawers. So much for getting everything ready to get moving on the creative front. Oh well. Still going to take the time to work on audio production every day though, at least an hour, no more than 2 though since my ears give out on me by that point and I need to put out top notch work.

All for now.

Be Well!


First week on the wagon again

Well on the physical side things seem to be doing well. I tracked calories 5/7 days with an average of 1810. So go me for that. I keep forgetting to weight myself in the morning so I don’t have an average weight since… well I suppose I can just average the 2 weigh ins and go wit that. so 304.3 average for the week.


I did not track Thanksgiving as I previously mentioned. And I seem to have forgotten to track Monday as well. I’ll shoot for better than 5/7 calorie tracking and 2/7 weigh in days.

I’m sure everyone will take note that there is not any exercise tracking included here.There is a simple reason for that. I’m not adding exercise right away. If I’ve learned anything over the past 5 years of attempted weight loss and general fitness increase is that if I try to change more that 2 major things in my life at the same time I fall flat on my face every damn time.

Change 1 is the calorie restriction and the related tracking and weighing in and all that.

The other thing that I am changing is gettign my office back in shape and getting to work on creative projects on a regular basis.

I have the desk clean and did a complete factory restore of my computer to clean it up. But the rest still needs to be gone through, neatened and organized. I want to have that done by this time next week. Once I have all that complete I’ll be able to access the booth and will start working on projects daily.

Yikes I publicly committed to a timeline to get the office clean… Yikes what have I done. Well I’m feeling the urger to take it back much less that I have in the past so I’ll just leave it out there.

Be Well!



(p.s. i really should learn to spell check before publishing 😉 )