Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Fitness, Nutrition, and Me

So lately I've been spending a lot of time thinking about my health. It's something that really jumped out at me as I've been working on cleaning The House and moving stuff out of there. I'm really out of shape. My work and hobbies are very sedentary; I'm overweight. It bothers me, but I don't ever really feel motivated to do anything about it. Lately that's been changing a bit.
Another issue I have is I get hungry too much. Not sure if it's normal and I'm weak, or I'm doing something wrong with my diet or something, but if I don't eat every couple hours (or if I eat WAY too much all at once) I get hungry. Maybe my portions are out of whack, maybe my diet just sucks, but over time I've been trying to dial in to better eating habits and it's still not helping too much.
Of course, I know my diet still sucks! I mean, I eat pizza every week. . . . like, half a pizza in one sitting. My portions are just out of control, and I think doing something about that will help. This is a gradual process though, because if I just cut back on the large portions without balancing it out with better foods throughout the day, I'll just end up feeling miserable and hungry all the time.
What I did was try to find some healthy, filling snacks I can eat when I'm hungry. One that I found that really jumped out at me was hummus and bell peppers, two foods I really love! I've also decided to try to eat more apples. So now, for lunch everyday I have a nice sammich, an apple, and later I snack on bell peppers with hummus.
Now, one thing I decided to do too was replace the condiments (mayo and mustard) on my sammiches with hummus, it really adds a nice flavor. I knew mayo wasn't all that good for you, and I've never been a huge fan of it, but only after doing this and comparing the nutrition information of hummus and mayo did I realize how bad mayo is! I get to eat twice as much hummus in a single serving and get less calories and half as much fat than mayo!
With this health kick I also decided I'm going to start actually tracking my food intake, so I signed up with MyFitnessPal to track my activity (or lack thereof) and my diet. Luckily, the pedometer app I use on my phone (Accupedo) already has a built-in connection to MyFitnessPal!
The next step, obviously, is to start being more active. Not sure how I'm going to do that, or when I'll start, but it will happen. First I want to get a better understanding of my diet.
So, if you've read this far, what suggestions do you have? What have you done to help your personal health lately? Got any good tips or tricks?

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Part 3 of The Inheritance is Finally Done!

And damn, it was a lot of work! I went through many hours of footage to put this together, and if I had it all to do again, I think I might have done things differently. I'm really proud about how the video turned out though, so I'm glad I put in all the effort.
Making this video has definitely given me some ideas for how to film future endeavors. I need to learn to be more patient when filming still or panning shots. A nice slow pan across a room can do wonders!
I've still got a lot more videos to put together. I've got a special video coming next week, plus I still have to get my Maker Faire video done, as well as put together a video from my trip to Nova Scotia.

Thanks again for supporting me!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Killing time at work

I'm really bored at work and can't find anything to entertain myself, so I decided to entertain you instead! Last night I finally finished going through hours of footage to make the next video in the Inheritance series. There's still some work to be done, but the bulk is completed and I'm so happy about that.
My October Lootcrate should be here today too, so expect another unboxing this week! I'm excited to see what kind of scary (the theme this month is Fear). I still have to wait till Nov 9 for my vacation video to be released from content ID.
On my gaming channel, you can expect to see something new soon. . . . I couldn't stop myself from buying Sims 4. After SimCity, I fear I will be disappointed, but I've watched Guude play it enough to see that it seems like a decent game, and I really enjoyed previous Sims games. I do feel bad for helping support EA.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

New way to update

So I've setup an account at If This Then That! Hopefully, this will allow me to better take control of my social media presence. It seems that my Facebook feed from Twitter broke, and automatic sharing of Youtube uploads to Facebook have been removed. If you have any concerns or suggestions, please let me know!


I figured since I have this blog, I might as well use it, so here goes! First I'd like to talk about the blog itself. Originally it was meant as a way to connect with viewers of my gaming channel, but it didn't get much traffic, which is ok. Since then, it has become more of a way for me to make notes to myself.
I think, instead of just using it as that, I can also use it to "tease" upcoming things on my channels, both gaming and vlog. I'm not sure how regular updates will be, and I won't make any promises, but as you can see in my previous few posts, there are a lot of things in the works. I will go into more detail about them over time.
Now that I've talked about this blog some, let me talk more about my channels. I'll start with my gaming channel because there's not a lot to say. There are a ton of games I'm enjoying and a ton of games I'm looking forward to. As it stands I have a single track of programming, one video per day, each series once per week. This may change, but as it stands I don't have as much time as I did before. There are some games I feel like I really want to play more though, so some might get a boost in output.
You know what, I kinda forgot about Twitch. I haven't streamed in a while, and I'm sorry about that. I've been busy, I rarely have much time between when I get home from work and when I go to bed. Because of the way things are working with my Vlog channel, a lot of that time has been dedicated to sifting through footage, which I can't really do while streaming. Although, now that I'm thinking about it, I may be able to. I'll have to try it and see. maybe even give the viewers a taste of what I'm doing?
Now, onto Munchmo Vlogs! Right now, I have a problem. Youtube's broken content ID system is flagging royalty-free music I'm using. It might take up to a month for that to be released. I expect this is going to happen on every single video I upload that uses any sort of music. I'll try make sure I don't go too long without content, I'm planning on doing a channel update video soon to help with that. But this means I'm going to have to try to have a months worth of content scheduled at all times. Luckily, I've got some footage backlogged that I'm trying to get through. It's going to take a while, but once I finally get it all put together I'll be doing ok I think. It's just going to take time, and with all the other stuff I have going on, I'm trying to make it a priority without it having a negative impact on the rest of my life.
Lastly, I want to talk about Patreon. So far, no patrons. That's ok, I don't mind. I barely have any subs on youtube, so I don't expect to have much in the way of patrons. There's also the fact that my channel is only a couple of months old. I can understand people not wanting to support a new "artist" (Is that what I am? Is what I'm doing considered Art? I really don't know). But just because I'm new doesn't mean I plan on quitting! Just the fact that I've already gotten 20 subs on youtube in a very short time makes me ecstatic.
That's really all I have to say for this blog post, if you've made it this far, thanks for reading. I'll try my best to make sure I post here more regularly, so if you aren't already following me here, please do so!


  • On-Air sign
    • LED Matrix
  • Nerf  mods

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Vlog To Do

Cleanup (Inheritance)
Migration (Inheritance)
Treasures (Inheritance)
Costumes (Dragoncon)
NS (Adventures)
Cabot Trail (Adventures)
Maker Faire