2021 WEEK 3 – WEIGH IN

The good news is that burning off my holiday feasting as been going well. I’m guessing from here on in my weight loss will be a bit tougher, as I’ll be back into that “old fat” versus the less stubborn “feasting fat”.

Is that a thing, probably not, but getting into the 230’s has been a huge struggle, so now that I’m within shooting distance of it again, I’m sure it will be a slog.

DateWeight (lbs)WeekTargetWeight Left To Lose
1/17/2021242.93247.517.9
1/10/2021245.32248.020.3
1/3/2021249.11248.524.1
12/20/2020241.65122416.6
12/13/2020241.95022516.9
12/6/2020243.34922618.3
11/29/2020247.14822722.1
11/22/2020242.14722817.1
11/15/2020245.44622920.4
11/8/2020248.54523023.5
11/1/2020245.94423120.9
10/25/2020244.54323219.5
10/18/2020243.74223318.7
10/11/2020247.94123422.9
10/4/2020250.54023525.5
9/20/2020242.23923617.2
9/13/2020241.73823716.7
9/6/2020242.93723817.9
8/30/2020240.73623915.7
8/23/2020241.83524016.8
8/16/2020243.13424118.1
8/9/2020241.23324216.2
8/1/2020242.23224317.2
7/26/2020245.03124420
7/19/2020243.33024518.3
7/12/2020245.62924620.6
7/4/2020244.12824719.1
6/27/2020245.62724820.6
6/19/2020245.32624920.3
6/14/2020246.22525021.2
6/8/2020248.52425123.5
5/30/2020247.62325222.6
5/24/2020248.92225323.9
5/17/2020254.62125429.6
5/10/2020252.12025527.1
5/2/2020250.21925625.2
4/25/2020251.01825726
4/17/2020253.01725828
4/12/2020253.91625928.9
4/4/2020255.81526030.8
3/28/2020257.91426132.9
3/21/2020258.01326233
3/14/2020259.21226334.2
3/8/2020261.31126436.3
3/1/2020263.31026538.3
2/22/2020262.5926637.5
2/15/2020265.3826740.3
2/8/2020265.3726840.3
1/31/2020266.1626941.1
1/25/2020268.2527043.2
1/18/2020269.9427244.9
1/11/2020270.5327345.5
1/3/2020271.9227444.9
1/1/2020275.0127550

2021 SURVIVAL DAY 17 (Jet Windproof Torch Lighter)

I usually keep my Jet Windproof Torch Lighter with my medical gear on my Tactical Vest. It’s not that I use it for any first aid purpose, its just that when I do need it, I’m figuring I will be hunkered down for warmth or to make some food before getting on the move again. So it goes with other gear I’m not usually going to be whipping out in the heat of a fight for survival.

Is it a critical tool? You bet it is. You ever been freezing cold as it’s drizzling around you and your toes are numb? Then you will understand why this Windproof Torch Lighter is a critical piece of gear.

  • Lighter packs with same picture are the same.
  • Both lighter without gas
  • Single Power Jet Flame More Powerful,Cool and Stylish.
  • Flame Regulator Rotate the bottom to adjust the size of the flame. Simple and Easy to operate
  • Visible Fuel Tank Let you know when to refill and when is full.

Barbarians Tactical Vest Build out:

DayItemCategoryEstimated Cost
Survival Day 17Jet Windproof Torch LighterBasic Gear$20 X 2 = $40
Total = $1020
Survival Day 16Rothco OTG Ballistic GogglesBasic Gear$40 X 2 = $80
Total = $980
Survival Day 15CELOX Gauze RollBasic Gear$30 X 2 = $60
Total = $900
Survival Day 14Gerber Suspension Multi-PlierBasic Gear$40 X 2 = $80
Total = $840
Survival Day 13Black Nitrile GlovesBasic Gear$33 X 3 = $100
Total = $760
Survival Day 12Shotgun Ammo Cartridge PouchBasic Gear$16 X 6 = $100
Total = $660
Survival Day 1132oz Stainless Streel Water BottleBasic Gear$12 X 2 = $25
Total = $560
Survival Day 10Shooting GlovesBasic Gear$15 X 2 = $30
Total = $535
Survival Day 9Tactical Molle Water Bottle PouchBasic Gear$12 X 2 = $25
Total = $505
Survival Day 8Flex CuffsBasic Gear$12 X 4 = $50
Total = $480
Survival Day 7Olight I3T EOS 180 Lumens Dual-Output Slim EDC FlashlightBasic Gear$20 X 2 = $40
Total = $430
Survival Day 6 LarKoo Pistol Pouch HolsterBasic Gear$25 X 2 = $50
Total = $390
Survival Day 5SZCTKlink 3-Pack Outdoor Portable TourniquetsBasic Gear$25 X 2 = $50
Total = $340
Survival Day 4Gonex MOLLE Medical PouchBasic Gear$20 X 2 = $40
Total = $290
Survival Day 3Kershaw Camp 10Basic Gear$50 X 2 = $100
Total = $250
Survival Day 2Barbarians Tactical VestBasic Gear$60 X 2 = $120
Total = $150
Survival Day 1Disposable Face MasksBasic Gear$15 X 2 = $30
Total = $30

60 MIN CHALLENGE – DAY 121

I took Friday off because (and I know this is an excuse) because it was a long 65 week and I was mentally exhausted, so at five when the quitting bell rang I cracked open my bottle of pre made On The Rocks Knob Creek Old Fashioned and had a drink. I just didn’t have the willpower to get on the treadmill.

But, today I did, and I revved to my 19/30 3.1 mph cycle which means a went for 79 minutes in total.

Feeling good so far, time to make dinner.

Starting Speed: 2.5 mph

Ending Speed: 3.1 mph

Duration: 79 Minutes

Cross Crunches: 32

DayDate60 Minute Distance
1211/16/20214.010
1201/14/20213.960
1191/10/20213.910
1181/9/20213.850
1171/6/20213.801
1161/5/20213.750
1151/3/20213.700
1141/1/20213.655
11312/31/20203.600
11212/29/20203.540
11112/27/20203.490
11012/25/20203.440
10912/24/20203.380
10812/23/20203.335
10712/22/20203.285
10612/21/20203.235
10512/18/20203.250
10412/17/20203.181
10312/16/20203.100
10212/15/20203.021
10112/14/20204.45
10012/12/20204.400
9912/9/20204.350
9812/8/20204.300
9712/6/20204.250
9612/5/20204.200
9512/3/20204.150
9412/2/20204.100
9312/1/20204.005
9211/29/20204.000
9111/28/20203.500
9011/27/20203.950
8911/25/20203.900
8811/24/20203.850
8711/23/20203.800
8611/21/20203.750
8511/19/20203.639
8411/17/20203.650
8311/16/20203.600
8211/15/20203.550
8111/13/20203.500
8011/12/20203.451
7911/11/20203.408
7811/9/20203.350
7711/8/20203.300
7611/7/20203.250
7511/4/20203.200
7411/2/20203.145
7311/1/20203.081
7210/31/20203.052
7110/28/20203.050
7010/27/20202.966
6910/25/20202.885
6810/24/20202.849
6710/22/20202.812
6610/21/20202.754
6510/20/20202.699
6410/18/20202.625
6310/17/20202.557
6210/13/20202.427
6110/10/20202.276
6010/8/20202.159
5910/7/20202.126
5810/4/20202.00
577/16/20202.418
567/13/20202.347
557/11/20202.697
547/10/20202.595
537/8/20202.515
527/7/20202.498
517/6/20202.427
506/30/20202.431
496/24/20202.435
486/4/20203.470
476/2/20203.403
466/1/20203.397
455/31/20203.187
445/28/20203.510
435/26/20203.317
425/25/20203.434
415/24/20203.220
405/18/20202.467
395/17/20202.628
385/16/20203.077
375/14/20202.754
365/13/20203.332
355/12/20202.955
345/11/20203.271
335/10/20203.122
325/7/20203.174
315/5/20203.116
305/4/20203.336
294/30/20202.269
284/27/20202.291
274/26/20203.356
264/24/20203.304
254/22/20203.265
244/21/20203.301
234/20/20203.173
224/19/20203.271
214/18/20203.182
204/16/20203.208
194/15/20203.148
184/12/20203.156
174/11/20203.129
164/9/20203.083
154/8/20203.092
144/6/20202.642
134/5/20202.956
124/1/20203.082
113/30/20203.039
103/29/20203.008
93/28/20202.750
83/24/20203.116
73/22/20203.103
63/21/20203.098
53/20/20203.009
43/16/20203.501
33/13/20203.445
23/11/20203.390
13/9/20203.171

ZOMBIE SERIES – Z NATION, SEASON 3, EPISODE 13, Duel

Duel is such an ominous name isn’t it? I can’t wait to see who the duelists are? Warren vs The Man? Warren vs Murphy? The Man vs Murphy? There are so many options!

The episode starts with Addy finding Lucy down by the docks.

Addy tries to get Lucy to flee before The Man returns, but the kid isn’t as old as she looks and still acts like a spoiled brat, which gives The Man time to return and put Addy through the ringer before Lucy flees, forcing The Man and Addy to both chase after her instead of fight each other.

Addy Getting A Beat Down

Addy tries to reach Lucy, but gets trapped on a burning boat as he flees with the kid, forcing Addy to run for her life before the boat goes up in a ball of flames.

Boom Goes The Boat

Addy thinks she’s lost the trail but Lucy uses her Zombie control to have a dismembered arm point in her direction once again.

Even beat up and hurt, Addy still can’t help but smile as she leaves Doc a note, and some Z weed before heading back after The Man.

Addy Took A Beating

With a little bit of corner cutting Addy is able to get in front of The Man and doesn’t screw around with the Z Whacker this time, instead opting to just put a few bullets in him.

The Man Goes Down

Addy rescues Lucy, but for some reason doesn’t put a bullet in The Man’s head before driving away.

Safe for the moment, Addy stops to get Lucy some new clothing, and is forced to tell Lucy that her mother is dead, which doesn’t go over well with the kid. This leads to Lucy telling Addy that the Zombies still have thoughts, and remember things like their names. Addy thinks the kid is making it up, but isn’t quite sure.

The really bad news? All this lollygagging gives The Man the time he needs to catch back up and take Lucy from Addy. This leads to another face off between Addy and The Man, and quite honestly, Addy is outmatched.

Addy Gets Another Beatdown

Addy ends up with what looks like a broken or dislocated arm and The Man gets away again with Lucy.

Once in the car the stress makes Lucy age again, and The Man is not happy to have to deal with a teenager.

Back at the river, Addy is up, but she’s in a lot of pain and can only just barely defend herself and is forced to put her shoulder back in the socket with a brutal smack into a tree.

While Addy is suffering, Doc is having a much better time, hallucinating about Back to the Future due to the high quality Z Weed Addy left behind for him.

While Addy is suffering, The Man is on a search for chocolate for Lucy, not quite realizing why its such a priority until she freaks out. She thinks she’s dying when she starts to, well, menstruate.

Lucy Is Growing Up

Emboldened by her realization that The Man is afraid of Zombies, Lucy steals The Man’s truck and makes her way out to the forest road to pick up Addy. Lucy thinks she killed the man when she ran him over, but he’s one tough b*stard and is just holding onto the bottom.

Once again The Man has Lucy and Addy is not looking too good.

Addy Takes A Beating But Refuses To Give Up

Duel ends with Addy stealing another truck and picking up Doc who is bicycling after her. He looks like he wants to cry when he sees how hurt she is but instead he gets in the truck so they can keep following The Man.

In the end, I totally guessed wrong. The Duel was between Addy and The Man, and she put up one hell of a fight. Duel scored a 90/100 and is Worth Your Time. It was pretty much non stop on the action front and had a ton of really good fight scenes, even if Addy was getting her butt kicked in most of them.

SeasonEpisodeEpisode NameScore
11Puppies and Kittens95
12Fracking Zombies80
13Philly Feast80
14Full Metal Zombie81
15Home Sweet Zombie75
16Resurrection Z81
17Welcome to the Fu-Bar83
18Zunami64
19Die Zombie Die… Again29
110Going Nuclear79
111Sisters Of Mercy82
112Murphy's Law80
113Doctor of the Dead91
21The Murphy90
22White Light81
23Zombie Road90
24Batch 4760
25Zombaby85
26Zombie Baby Daddy86
27Down The Mississippi87
28The Collector63
29Rozwell69
210We Were Nowhere Near the Grand Canyon72
211Corporate Retreat85
212Party with the Zeros64
213Adiós, Muchachos69
214Day 190
215All Good Things Must Come to an End 94
31No Mercy90
32A New Mission77
33Murphy's Miracle80
34Escorpion and the Red Hand70
35Little Red and the Wolfz79
36Doc Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest73
37Welcome to Murphytown 67
38Election Day80
39Heart of Darkness70
310They Grow Up So Quickly85
311Doc’s Angels70
312The Siege of Murphytown70
313Duel90

2021 SURVIVAL DAY 16 (Rothco OTG Ballistic Goggles)

I keep a pair of these Rothco OTG Ballistic Goggles clipped to my Tactical Vest. When things go bad there will likely be flying debris just about everywhere. People inside homes will be breaking windows or just diving through them, and all it takes is one sliver of glass in your eye to drastically reduce your survival odds. Then of course there is the Zombies. Even heavy plate glass will shatter with enough bodies piled against it, and if that happens I want to keep my vision clear so I can fight as long as possible. If you can’t see, you can’t fight, and not fighting means you get eaten.

When things go really bad, its not going to be just the Undead you have to worry about. Other survivors are going to be panicked, and they are going to try and take what you have. That means potential incoming fire, and that means ricochets and if your lucky enough not to be hit, debris flying from where the rounds are landing. It’s hard to return fire if your blinded by chunks of wood and flying chunks of drywall.

Be prepared for anything, make sure you have your Rothco OTG Ballistic Goggles clipped to my Tactical Vest.

  • Meets Military (MIL-DTL-43511D) And ANSI-Z87-1 Standards For Ballistic Eyewear Protection
  • Designed To Fit Over Your Prescription Glasses Or Sunglasses
  • Anti-Fog And Anti-Scratch Lenses and UV 400 Protection Treatment
  • Long Lasting Comfort And Breathability

Barbarians Tactical Vest Build out:

DayItemCategoryEstimated Cost
Survival Day 16Rothco OTG Ballistic GogglesBasic Gear$40 X 2 = $80
Total = $980
Survival Day 15CELOX Gauze RollBasic Gear$30 X 2 = $60
Total = $900
Survival Day 14Gerber Suspension Multi-PlierBasic Gear$40 X 2 = $80
Total = $840
Survival Day 13Black Nitrile GlovesBasic Gear$33 X 3 = $100
Total = $760
Survival Day 12Shotgun Ammo Cartridge PouchBasic Gear$16 X 6 = $100
Total = $660
Survival Day 1132oz Stainless Streel Water BottleBasic Gear$12 X 2 = $25
Total = $560
Survival Day 10Shooting GlovesBasic Gear$15 X 2 = $30
Total = $535
Survival Day 9Tactical Molle Water Bottle PouchBasic Gear$12 X 2 = $25
Total = $505
Survival Day 8Flex CuffsBasic Gear$12 X 4 = $50
Total = $480
Survival Day 7Olight I3T EOS 180 Lumens Dual-Output Slim EDC FlashlightBasic Gear$20 X 2 = $40
Total = $430
Survival Day 6 LarKoo Pistol Pouch HolsterBasic Gear$25 X 2 = $50
Total = $390
Survival Day 5SZCTKlink 3-Pack Outdoor Portable TourniquetsBasic Gear$25 X 2 = $50
Total = $340
Survival Day 4Gonex MOLLE Medical PouchBasic Gear$20 X 2 = $40
Total = $290
Survival Day 3Kershaw Camp 10Basic Gear$50 X 2 = $100
Total = $250
Survival Day 2Barbarians Tactical VestBasic Gear$60 X 2 = $120
Total = $150
Survival Day 1Disposable Face MasksBasic Gear$15 X 2 = $30
Total = $30