kingkeld's Journal, 24 May 2013

Good morning!

So, it's official: I am no longer the bass player of The Black Peanut. Yup, that's right.

I felt that I have so many things going on, and so much to do that I had to cut out something somewhere.

I'm gonna miss hanging out with those guys, but I felt that it was time to move on. It's been great though. They've moved me forward in my bass playing, and gotten me hooked on playing in a band again.

There was, however, not enough progress for me. When I play in Burnin' Live - which I still do - I feel that I am constantly challenged, and I feel that it is the perfect music for me to play. The music fits my taste 100%, and it's just great fun. This is the place to be for me.

The Black Peanut haven't rehearsed in about 6-7 weeks. There seemed to be things in the way constantly, and it just didn't seem like a priority to anyone - including me. So, I bit the bullet yesterday and let them know that I'm gonna back out. There are no hard feelings, and no bad blood. I just gotta go get my stuff one of these days, when it fits my schedule.

I have to say that I'm looking forward to getting my Friday nights back. There are many times that I have had to cancel so many things because of rehearsal. I like to make it a priority to do these things, as I love playing music. There is only one way to get better, and that is practice, practice, practice.


I did both good and bad yesterday.

I didn't lose weight, but I didn't gain any either. Fat% is up by less than 1%.

I stayed within my limit, the 2000 calories, but I made bad choices. I had WAY too much of the sugar free ice cream. It wasn't needed. And what made it worse was the chocolate I added to it. It was deliscious, though, and I managed to control it to not go over my calories.

I preach this constantly in my class. If you have room for the treats, and you feel like the treats, and you can do it without going over your limit, then knock yourself out. However, I still feel bad about it, and I would have loved to see a weigh-in slightly lower than yesterday. Oh, well.

It was a nice thing to have though, and I never really felt that I lost control.


Today, the sun is out. It's a little cold, as it always is on a sunny morning here, but it'll get warmer. It's the last work day off from work, so Wife and I are gonna go to Copenhagen and do a little shopping.

We have agreed on some very reasonable places to eat, and I'll be having a salad for lunch, to make room (calorie wise) in my budget for a nice dinner - without going overboard.

I'm gonna go buy a controller pedal board for my amp! This is a thing that I have realized would be to my benefit after I got bass guitar number 4. I need to be able to save more settings, and to do that - and to bring them back out when needed, I need the board. I'm actually looking forward to it in an old-school nerdish kinda way. It'll give me some new settings and features too, and they'll be fun to work with.

Bass Player Nerdism!

Other than that, the plans are not really set, other than that we'd like a nice day out, enjoying our vacation a little more before it's over.


I will go to the gym before we leave. Wife is coming with me, and will wait for me while I work out. Then it's straight to the train station, and we'll be in Copenhagen when the shops open.

I'm not gonna be doing my "proper" five kilometer walk today, though. I simply won't have the time. I do know, though, that we'll be walking AT LEAST five kilometers today, there is no doubt about that. I am not too concerned. Had I had the time, I would have done the walk first though. I like that extra little calorie burn. It all counts.


Today, I'm thankful for:
- Nice weather for a day out!
- Wife!
- No weight gain after having chocolate and ice cream!
- Feeling the (emotional) weight off after making the decision to quit the band, though I'm also saddened a little by this.

Happy Friday! Life is good!
175.3 lb Lost so far: 166.4 lb.    Still to go: 0 lb.    Diet followed reasonably well.
on diet kingkeld's own diet   steady weight


I'm glad you had the strength to bite the bullet and back out of the band. Decisions are hard when you have to consider yourself over the group, but you gotta do that for true happiness! Enjoy the rest of your vacation! 
24 May 13 by member: KatieTyrell
Thank you, Katie. It was a non fun decision, but one I feel has been coming for a while. We develop, musically and personally, and sometimes we end up places where we didn't expect, or places where we were meant to be. I feel that I am where I am meant to be, musically and personally. I love playing with Burnin' Live!, I feel like it's MY band and I love doing what we're doing. When we soon can claim to be CONCERT READY, I think it will be simply amazing!  
24 May 13 by member: kingkeld
I like it .... "Burnin' Live'!!! Sounds.... hot and vibrant! Black Peanut... sounds like it already burned and roasted. LOL! Seriously, I admire you for making such a hard decision in leaving the band, but it isn't where you heart is anymore. You are going through a growth spurt. :) 
24 May 13 by member: Mom2Boxers


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