Stepping away from Kernel

It’s never easy to walk away from something you’ve built, but after much back and forth with myself. I have decided to set away from Kernel and hand my half of the product over to Nikias.

There are a lot of factors that play a part, covid and the state of movies have definitely caused a lack of excited around the app for myself, but time is the main one. I still think Kernel has the potential to be big, but the time and dedication that it needs to get there is just more than I have to give.

So I did what was best and have stepped away. I will still have side projects its impossible for me not to be making apps, it’s my job, but its also my hobby. So for the time being I plan to focus on giving some much need TLC to Obtain, my weight tracking app and eventually move on to another project that will include some SwiftUI and a Mac app (which I am super excited about.)

I still have Kernel on my phone/watch and I plan to keep it there. It’s the best way to keep track of releases and the next update when released is going to make it even better.

A year with “No Sweets” 🍭

When I started this journey my goal was 50 days. I never expected or thought that I could have gone this long, but here I am 365 days later 🤷🏻‍♂️

Just to clarify here is what I’ve done, back on December 27, 2017 I decided it was time to finally try something new after reading Breaking the Stronghold of Food. I decided I would try to give up “sweets”, until our next Disney trip which was around the 50 day mark.

For me the key was to define early on what I was allowed to have. Here is what it came down to. I allowed myself to have Protein bars (usually RX Bars, but in the beginning it was the Quest ones) I also allowed myself to eat as much fruit as I wanted (grapes help a ton with sugar cravings) and finally I allowed myself to eat yogurts and not just the Greek super healthy kind. (even though I am enjoying those more and more).

Those were my rules and for 365day I have stuck too them. No cakes, no cookies, no candy bars, no Dole Whips 😢. It’s honestly not been as hard as I thought it would be the first month was rough, but after that saying no has been pretty easy.

I’m still not sure how long I will go, or really if I will allow myself to go back at all. My will power seems to work best when I just don’t give it any room. And I’ve never been able to stick with a change this long before or maintain a lower weight this long before either. So as of right now I’m in the if its not broke don’t fix it stage.