Weight Loss Journey… Day 24: 4th day of Adventure… Relaxing Time!

7/18/14 – Day 24
Starting Weight: ?

So this is the fourth day of my camping adventure. Today I took it easy since of my adventure yesterday. I should have gone running in the morning by my legs were too sore from the day before. I took the opportunity to go down to the shore of the lake and work on some writing. I started a new story, ran out of ink with 3 pens, wrote 47 pages and over 7k words. I also caught up on some reading as well. I’m in the middle of the book “Out of Oz” by Gregory Maguire. I got half way through it today. I can’t wait to finish it.

Tomorrow is my family reunion, and my final day in the park.


Breakfast: Shake w/PB powder – approx. calories: 310

Lunch:2 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches– approx. calories: 600

Snack: Chips – approx. calories: 250

Dinner: Whopee Pie and S’mores – approx calories: 750

Total consumed: 1910

Activities: walking, approx. burn: ?


Weight Loss Journey… Day 21: Camping Adventure Begins

Day 21: 7/15/2014

Well this morning started at 3:30am. I needed to drop my friend Erika off at the airport and then get ready for my outdoor adventure. I didn’t eat too well especially starting out that early. I needed some fuel and didn’t reach for the healthy options. I went straight to the old standby of Mt. Dew and chocolate donuts. The worst part was I didn’t even like the way the donuts tasted but I forced myself to eat them anyways. I talk about taking control of my eating habits but yet haven’t quite got it right. I started my journey to the great outdoors but stopped by State College on my way and grabbed lunch with my brother. I did opt for a healthier sandwich, tomato, spinach and mozzarella on a wrap instead of a hoagie roll. It went downhill from there… I stopped at Dunkin Donuts… whoops! Not good! I curbed my appetite and only had a handful of pita chips for dinner. There wasn’t much activity except for a lot of walking and the struggle of putting up my equipment in the rain.
I’m hoping that tomorrow will be better.

Starting Weight: 186.4


Breakfast: Donuts and Mt. Dew – approx. calories: 660
Lunch: Tomato, spinach, mozzarella on wrap – approx. calories: 400
Snack: pita chips and fig newtons – approx. calories: 350

Total consumed: 1410

Activities: A lot of walking and sweating in the rain. Pedometer said it was around 14k steps.

I’m back!

So I’m finally back in Philly after my cross country adventure. It was an interesting journey to say the least. I saw a lot of trucks, a few cars and 5 baby turtles. They were found in a garden in the state of Iowa. They definitely were a fun find. My mom was really thrilled to see them… She wouldn’t stop talking about them the whole rest of the trip. She was gushing about them to my two nieces once we made it to Colorado.

It was a journey that I don’t want to repeat anytime soon. Would I do a cross country road trip again? Sure I would but it would be by car, not moving truck, and I would love take my time and enjoy each part of the trip. I would make sure I took detours to see all the interesting things along the way. You have to make sure that you have extra gas in the tank, or at least some gas jugs in the trunk.

I’ve traveled a lot via plane but driving the whole way would be more fun via car.

I hope to have some new writing updates in the next following days, along with some bowling highlights.

Have a great night!


Who likes an Adventure? This Guy!

So today will be the start of a week long adventure!  Around 1pm EST I will board a train heading west bound toward my hometown.  I haven’t been on an actual passenger train like this since 1998, this should be exciting. Of course I don’t count the subway or the PATH train from Hoboken to NYC as actual trains. Amtrak… That’s a train. Upon arriving in my hometown everything should go peaceful and quiet, however the person picking up the train station isn’t the most reliable, so I might be waiting for awhile.  I’ll make the best of it.

Tomorrow is another story. I get to pick up the moving truck first thing in the morning, make it safely to my mothers residence and then we are off for the day. We are going to take the day to relax before the big move. Guess what’s on the agenda… a horse auction. Yep, you heard right, we are going to a horse auction where we will have the opportunity to actually win a horse. They are giving away one on Facebook, so we have entered our names into the drawing. I’m even taking my cowboy boots and hat with me to make sure I look the part. After the auction I’m sure we will just hang around away and be lazy. The real work begins on Sunday.

Now originally my sister and her husband were suppose to come to help load the truck but we figured they could save some money if they stayed home. So my brother and me will be loading the truck by ourselves on Sunday. I’m hoping some others will be around to help, but if not we have to do it ourselves.   Which will suck, but it’s for our mother so it’ll have to be.

The fun driving adventure begins on Monday morning… 26′ truck, plus towing a small camper is going to be fun. Especially since I’ll be driving for 14 hours before we stop for the night. There will be rest stops along the way, but still it’s going to take some time to get to our destination for the night. I’m excited for where we are staying for the night, but I’ll be more excited once we reach our final destination on Tuesday.

I’ll try to let everyone know how it’s going, and if I can post some pics I will.


Have a great day & happy Friday!


~ Rob

6 Days until Adventure Time!!!

 So in 6 days my second cross country adventure begins. This time though I’ll actually be driving cross country, in a big 26′ box truck. My mother will be moving to CO like I’ve mentioned before. The journey is going to be long, if you were to drive straight through it would be 27 hours however there’s going to be some slow down. The truck is huge, plus there will have to be several stops for gas, food, bathroom breaks and then sleep!  This will be quite an adventure… most of it will probably be documented on Facebook, but I’ll try to do a blog from the road.  

I will also be arriving to Altoona this coming Friday versus Sunday via the train. It’s been awhile since I’ve taken a train so this will be a fun time as well. 

Now let’s talk Big Brother… Is anyone else excited to see this Thursday’s double eviction?  We already know that the house guests are getting rid of Amanda… but they don’t know it’s a double week, so who’s next?   I think I’m going to try to get on the show next go round… LOL 🙂


Well I hope everyone has a great night/day!


~ Rob