I had a cracked tooth that needed a crown put on it. Little did I know this crown would be the start of a long period of pain and depression! We held off on this work while my wife and I went on vacation and during vacation I could feel some pain, but not a… Read More


Flying large can be challenging, but if you take the right steps ahead of time, you can fly worry free! The best way to fly comfortably is to get an additional seat. For us, that means 3 seats instead of 2. One benefit of doing this is that some U.S. airlines will refund the price… Read More


This place was really cool, a bit expensive, but I don’t regret it at all! The food was delicious, the drinks were yummy, and the ambience was amazing. Take a look at this video to see the view from our seat in the restaraunt as well as hear the sweet music they were playing. If… Read More


Here’s a picture of an entire family riding on a single scooter. This is a very common sight on Bali. The most I saw on a single scooter was 5 people! There are so many scooters on the island, which makes sense due to the population density and roads. Sometimes traffic looked pretty wild, but… Read More


This is such an amazing food. Several different things around a pile of rice. Those items are (to the best of my abilities): (starting at 12:00 and going clockwise) Shredded Roasted Chicken Curried Chicken and steamed soy cake Chopped Soy and onion mix roasted coconut peanuts long bean salad (SO AMAZING!!) Fried Veggie Fritter Hard… Read More


We started out pretty simple. Workout shorts and t-shirts. After my first workout, I realized I needed a couple more things. I’m a glasses wearer and I needed a way to keep them on my face. These keep the glasses on my face and are not too snug. They are kind of hard to get… Read More


Potatoes are now Whole30 allowed! Check out the Whole30 site for more information. What makes paleo hard? For me, the things I miss the most are: French Fries Potato Salad Mashed Potatos Potato Chips Hash Browns 🙂 Mostly its the lack of potato. I find it hard to replace this and have trouble forgetting it.… Read More


I’ve been using this site for a while, but I haven’t REALLY been using it well. I am starting to figure it out more thanks to Steph’s help. I’ve set up some common meals in the Recipes section so that typical meals (such as my breakfast protein shake) are ready to enter simply. This will… Read More


I know what this means now. Today for example. I’ve been averaging around 1800-2000 calories a day. Yeah, I know I need to eat more… But anyways, today, I ate my full 3000 calories. I only had about 1800 calories again in “food”, and the rest was “empty calories”… pop and coffee. Pretty messed up… Read More


And so it begins! We’ve been refining the manifesto and getting comfortable with eating better and exercising. Now that we’ve got that started, it’s time to start the rest of the game!! Tomorrow mornings weigh in is the pistol shot starting our race!… Read More


I’ve not been 100% consistent with my food entries. That stops tonight. But from what I have entered, I’m noticing that I’m eating too much protein, especially at dinner. I’ve shrunk most of my portion sizes down some, and I think I need to continue this. I typically go over every day in protein, but… Read More


There’s no doubt we’ve drastically changed our eating habits. We’ve also changed our shopping habits. The “old us” would stop in at Specialty’s every morning for a giant mocha, some sort of bready thing and probably a quiche. At lunch, we’d go out and have something at one of the local lunch places. Buying four… Read More


I’ve been using a fitbit for a couple weeks now and I’ve really begun liking it. The device is pretty small. It comes with a clip and a wristband (for use when sleeping). The device squeezes into the clip and is surrounded on all sides but the top. The first day I used it, I just tossed… Read More