Reporting In

Hi all,

I’m going to do some updating. So, as of Yesterday I was on day 38 of my exercise streak. Last week was probably the lowest exercise burns I’ve had overall, but my knees were off at least 4 days last week.

I was back on the TG yesterday and was able to do 25 pull ups on level 2. It was rough but shows definite improvement.

Next, I’ll post some of my reports from MyFitnessPal.

First here is the last 30 days of my weight:

Here are the Total Calories consumed for the past week.

Here they are for the past 30 days:

Here are the Net Calories (Minus exercise burn calories) for the past week :

Then the Net Calories for the last 30 days:

Next let’s look at Exercise. I, for sure, need to do better this week.

Last week I burned :

And over the last 30 days this is what I’ve burned:

So you can see I have been keeping up the work. I’ve lost a total of 10.6lbs in 5 weeks. That’s basically a good sized Halloween pumpkin.

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Only 17 more pumpkins to go.

Keep it going,

Catching Up After Short Break

Hey all!

I’ve been taking a bit of a break away from most of the online stuff. I have continued to track my calories and continue my exercise streak. This break away did mean I didn’t do my normal 3 or more posts here.

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Between work and stuff going on around the house I’ve just been busy and distracted.

I did make sure to do my weigh-in today and will share that with you.

So with no further delay:


So, as you can see I am right on track with a 2+lbs loss for this week.

I though, did not and will not be down to 320lb by tomorrow. So, I think we can discount that MFP average, at least for me anyway. Maybe keep track for yourself and see if it holds true for you?

I’ll definitely be back to post the weekly exercise and calorie recap Monday.

Until then

Keep it going,

A Peek at Jacob’s Cave

Here is the 5 minutes of video I took. Mostly I recorded some of the animals and on the way back showed the lake. Camden County, which is north of us, is Lake of the Ozarks area.

Anyway, Hope you enjoy.

Keep it going,

Weighing In on the Trip

Well, I’m back 🙂

So, we made a trip of about an hour to go to the largest swap meet and animal swap in Missouri. It generally happens 3 times a year. The first two generally are in Spring and summer and the final at the beginning of fall. Being unable to get things needed (Like Porta Potties) caused them to cancel the first two but the Fall swap seemed to go on without a hitch.

I didn’t take as much video as I figured I would. I guess I’m not a natural Photo journalist after all. I did take a few short shots, mostly of the animals for sale. I’ll post that video later today. We had a decent time. I walked over a mile and we were there over two hours. I only took two breaks. That was better than I thought I’d do.

I thought the hills were bad here. Ha! My calves were literally shaking on the walk back to the vehicle because it was mostly walking down hill. My calves are quite sore today. So, that of course effected the scale this morning.

If that’s what you’re reading for well here’s your reward.


So, the downward progress continues. Doesn’t look like I’m going to meet the goal of 320lbs by October 11th like MFP predicted all those weeks ago.

Since my calves are so sore, I’ll likely work the arms a bunch today.

Keep it going,

Prepping for Tripping


We are all set up for the trip. We’re going to Jacob’s Cave swap tomorrow. It’s a huge animal swap/ swap meet. Pretty much anything can be found there. I’m excited. I haven’t been ever, but have wanted to go since first hearing about it 7 years ago.

As this will be a trip involving loads of walking that likely will be miles to log as my exercise tomorrow. I have continued the streak. I will hit the TG hard today for at least 25 minutes, but want to push to 30 if possible. I got up to my 40 goal for pull ups. My next will be 45 then 50. After hitting 50, I’ll probably move my level up to 2. That’s exciting!

I purchased new ankle supportive shoes Tuesday and broke them in/ tested them and my over-supination inserts yesterday. I had no foot pain, ankle pain or anything but minor tired back muscles.

We are bringing a wagon and pop up chairs to break when I need to. I also will be recording a lot. I will share all I can here either Tomorrow night or Saturday depending on uploading issues.

Keep it going,