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Cybermom4 - Tuesday May 24, 2016
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 194.0

 So there's this Airhead who thinks ...

... you can't use an AM radio at night.

... a quarterback is a refund.

... General Motors is in the army.

... Boyz II Men is a day care center.

... Taco Bell is the Mexican phone company.

... Meow Mix is a CD for cats.

 

 

Whew - whirl wind of a weekend and Monday. Had to make a home visit to a student and deaf mom. I am a sign language interpreter so the student is not my student but my heart goes out to them.  Mom is trying very hard but things are difficult for her for a variety of reasons.  Anyway, it was nice to use m signing skills after so many years.

My brother is deaf.  We did not sign to him at all growing up but when I graduated high school, I went to his school to work for 3 years  and became fluent in ASL.  I left there to go to college to be a social worker , then changed my major 3 X before going into teaching. Then 17 years later after my kids are almost grown, I get my first teacing job in a cyber school!!  Anyway - that is a clip from the life of Cybermom4 LOL.

Now for my eating 

Yesterday - 

Coffee

B - fruit

S - fireball water

L Smart ones roastted potatoes and broccoli in cheese sauce

S fruit

D - wine, cottage cheese, water

 

Very disappointed that I did not lose anything.  I can't wait to meet with the health center June 14.  I know it will be work, but I don't know what I am hoping for but if I find it I will let you know.

 

Have an AIRHEAD day and have fun!!

Progress as of today: 0.6 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

Horn_of_plenty on 05/24/2016:
Morning Mom :) Those jokes are very cute, nice read this AM.

What is fireball water? As you know, I also enjoy Smart Ones. I even prefer the flavor to lean cuisine.

wow...so you are multi-faceted with many skills. With a great education too. My mom is a director of social work. She does a great job, very smart lady....

But you must have a lot of great skills. That's cool you know sign language although my heart goes out to your brother and all people who aren't blessed by birth with hearing like the rest of us.

You are doing great, just keep on & you will get there. I'm also struggling lately with my weight but seeing the high numbers on the scale moving up as me more inclined to take control. I have learned from the past that it's not with several days of overeating and more weight gain. (and anyways, i still can overeat - usually i do like by having a big veggie meal,some protein, some carbs, but tons of veggies). so i don't need to overeat a big pasta or only chips or chips & cookies & ice cream when i'm doing the same with veggies. :)...


puddles on 05/24/2016:
I have missed your jokes. Great work you do. Have a great week.


OhioRaven on 05/24/2016:
I am using your jokes. I really am. I used to sign a long time ago when I met a deaf girl and wanted to date her. I learned a few of the signs and the last time we spoke I signed " Let Me See Your Stinky Feet". That was the last I ever saw of her.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 05/24/2016:
anything you learn from "the power of habits," please share with the group :)


happy-1 on 05/26/2016:
It must be amazing to whip out a skill and help people!


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Cybermom4 - Tuesday May 17, 2016
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 192.0

 A sailor in a bar leans over to the guy next to him and says, "Wanna hear a Marine joke?"

The guy next to him replies, "Well, before you tell that joke, you should know something. I'm 6' tall, 200 lbs, and I'm a Marine. The guy sitting next to me is 6'2" tall, weighs 225, and he's a Marine. The fella next to him is 6'5" tall, weighs 250, and he's also a Marine. Now, you still wanna tell that joke?''

The sailor says, "Nah, I don't want to have to explain it three times."

 

Well, I did 12 lady push ups today.  I told myself to start small and not 'over do it'.  I may try to walk in the morning but I don't want to walk in our neighborhood.  Our neighborhood is full of sweet older people who love to talk!!  Not that that is bad, but you don't get too much walking done LOL.

 

Yesterday - my daughter who graduated, brought home a surprise B-Day cake and gift b/c she will be at the beach this weekend. (we decided to celebrate on Friday since everyone is too busy on weekdays.  Of course I had to have a piece of cake - but no more.  I am putting the rest in the freezer and giving it to my son to take with him when he moves.

 

Oh I can't wait for June 14 -  mayb this is part of the psyche process - waiting until your first appointment, knowing that your life is going to change in a way that will be tough, but good.  

Coach - c an I borrow you to come with me so when I take notes you can tell me if I got it right!!  Just kidding - you do a great job right here!!

I think also, when all the kids are finally gone - I can have the fridge to myself  Wow, when I think about it I have not been without kids since 1989 - 27 years!!  I think with the focus on my health and wellness - I will not have empty nest  - I will notice the quiet - but I think I will be preoccupied enough to just accept it. Plus I have DD!!

 

AM - did 12 lady push ups

Starting the day with Coffee and water

Snack - protien bar

Lunch - smart ones

snack - ?

Dinner - Smart Ones

Evening - will do 10 sit ups - Oh boy - I wrote it now I have to do it!!

 

Progress as of today: 2.6 lbs lost so far, only 7 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 05/17/2016:
So our Marines are strong but dumb ;) LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL...that's my take on it, MOM! Talk more later :) i love marines!


puddles on 05/17/2016:
Empty nester I found it really hard not to have my son around but I was alone and that made the house real empty. I look forward to see what your appointment and information you get will be. I think we all benefit from what everybody does on this site. Have a great day.


OhioRaven on 05/17/2016:
That's more push ups than I have done lately.


Horn_of_plenty on 05/18/2016:
You can always borrow me...i love to "help others!" sometimes, i help others more than i should instead of helping myself .... but especially in terms of food & diet, i enjoy giving tips & supporting others. I do this also for one of my coworkers :)

nice job on your exercise & pushups are a great exercise. They make you appear a lot stronger at the shoulders and upper body - a place i feel most women are very weak. i wish my mom would do something about it...she's really small in those areas.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 05/20/2016:
when i saw this, i thought of you:

http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-25057/why-a-medium-might-be-the-best-person-to-help-you-quit-emotional-eating.html?utm_content=daily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=160520&utm_source=mbg

cybermom4 on 05/20/2016:
that was really interesting - I think a lot of truth to it too!



Cybermom4 - Monday May 16, 2016
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 192.0

 Whew - my Graduation week is over!!  3 ceremonies in 7 days  I am so proud of them.  

Now the attention is on Me.  

Today is my B- Day so I am starting my new life today - Monday, May 16!!  No more sneaking donuts with my coffee or eating cake and whoopie pies  - only fruit and veggies and protien.

I did make an appointment with a bariatric dr, but I am not having surgery - I need a plan and a physical support group.  What I learn there, I can further impress on my brain by posting here. My problem is not over eating, just junk food eating.   I need a shrink or a hypotimist!!

My first meeting is June 14 - a week before we go on Vacation - so .... I am anticipating good things!!

Progress as of today: 2.6 lbs lost so far, only 7 lbs to go!

Horn_of_plenty on 05/16/2016:
Truth is, you do NOT need...you may want though :) I am saying that the power is all in our MINDS. Soo when you mention a support group / shrink / hypotimist, you are making sense because you are RIGHT - it's about the MIND.

I also sometimes run into trouble against my own mind, but it's about the power of positive thinking that we are ABLE and CAN do what we want to do. When you believe in yourself, you get a lot more done!

cybermom4 on 05/17/2016:
You are right Coach - my supervisor just gave me a book by Charles Duhigg called the Power of Habit. Just started it - a bit technical, at first but very interesting facts about the brain and research on the brain.


OhioRaven on 05/16/2016:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MOM !!! I think you are doing Great ! I've always said, the toughest battles we face are between our ears. Keep fighting the good fight. You're one of us now. You're in Our Gang.

cybermom4 on 05/17/2016:
OR Thank you - Thank you Thank you - This has been an awesome group!! I cannot wait for summer break so I can have more time on DD!! Ha ha I just thought of "Coach and the Gang" We and I will fight!!


OhioRaven on 05/16/2016:
P.S. I think you look Great.

cybermom4 on 05/17/2016:
:)


grannyannie on 05/16/2016:
Congrats to all the grads. You look good! Have a very happy birthday!

cybermom4 on 05/17/2016:
Thank you Grannyannie!! I did feel good that day as well, very proud LOL !!


innerpeace on 05/16/2016:
I think you look wonderful! The mind is a hard thing to do battle with. Good luck.

cybermom4 on 05/17/2016:
I love your name "Innerpeace' that is what I am striving for - to have peace in eating healthy and not to be distracted by junk food!! Over eating is not my problem, but junk food is and lack of exercise. That has got to change. Thank you for your kind words!!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 05/16/2016:
btw, you do look great! and very happy!

cybermom4 on 05/17/2016:
Thanks Coach!!


puddles on 05/16/2016:
Happy birthday and that is a real nice photo of you guys.

cybermom4 on 05/17/2016:
Thank you puddles!! When I see your name, I think of a rainy day when I was a kid and seeing little rainbows in the puddles on the road!! We would toss our stones in the puddles and watch the rainbow disappear and reappear. Fun!!



Cybermom4 - Friday May 13, 2016
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 194.0

 A woman was out golfing one day when she hit the ball into the woods. She went in to to look for it and found a frog in a trap. The frog said to her, "If you release me from this trap, I will grant you three wishes."
The woman freed the frog, and the frog said, "Thank you, but I failed to mention that there was a condition to your wishes. Whatever you wish for, your husband will get times ten."
The woman said, "That's okay." and for her first wish, she wanted to be the most beautiful woman in the world. The frog warned her, "You do realize that this wish will also make your husband the most handsome man in the world, an Adonis whom women will flock to. "
The woman replied, "That's okay, because I will be the most beautiful woman and he will have eyes only for me." So, KAZAM! she's the most beautiful woman in the world.
For her second wish, she wanted to be the richest woman in the world. The frog said, "That will make your husband the richest man in the world and he will be ten times richer than you."
The woman said, "That's okay, because what's mine is his and what's his is mine." So, KAZAM! she's the richest woman in the world.
The frog then inquired about her third wish, and she answered, "I'd like a mild heart attack."
ADDITIONAL:
But wait! There's more...
The man actually had a heart attack ten times MILDER than his wife. Duh.

 

 

6:00 Coffee &  Water

Progress as of today: 0.6 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 05/13/2016:
dumb...why throw the heart attack in!? lol...

coffee & agua...nice....



Cybermom4 - Thursday May 12, 2016
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 194.0

 A wealthy old lady decides to go on a photo safari in Africa, taking her faithful, aged poodle named Cuddles along for the company. One day the poodle starts chasing butterflies and before long Cuddles discovers that she's lost. Wandering about, she notices a leopard heading rapidly in her direction with the intention of having lunch. The old poodle thinks, "Oh, oh! I'm in trouble now!"

Noticing some bones on the ground close by, she immediately settles down to chew on the bones with her back to the approaching cat. Just as the leopard is about to leap, the old poodle exclaims loudly, "Boy, that was one delicious leopard! I wonder if there are any more around here?"

Hearing this, the young leopard halts his attack in mid-strike, a look of terror comes over him and he slinks away into the trees. "Whew!" says the leopard, "That was close! That old poodle nearly had me!"

Meanwhile, a monkey who had been watching the whole scene from a nearby tree, figures he can put this knowledge to good use and trade it for protection from the leopard. So off he goes, but the old poodle sees him heading after the leopard with great speed, and figures that something must be up.

The monkey soon catches up with the leopard, spills the beans and strikes a deal for himself with the leopard. The young leopard is furious at being made a fool of and says, "Here, monkey, hop on my back and see what's going to happen to that conniving canine!"

The old poodle sees the leopard coming with the monkey on his back and thinks, "What am I going to do now?", but instead of running, the dog sits down with her back to her attackers, pretending she hasn't seen them yet, and just when they get close enough to hear, the old poodle says: "Where's that monkey? I sent him off an hour ago to bring me another leopard!"

 

Well, only one more graduation in my family and the kids are 'done'!  I have to say my eating has been terrible!!

I never did meet my goal of trimming down for graduation, but it is what it is.  In fact I have gained 4 lbs over the past 2 weeks. UGG the scale!!

I saw my Dr. last week and he made an appointment with a weeight mangt dr. in our health care system.  I will meet with her June 14th.  The woman I spooke to said, 'I was exactly where you are at your age and it can be done"   I asked her if there was help with 'mental thinking'  such as 'I crave sugar so I will eat this whoopie pie"!  She said yes  - I told her I was not interested in surgery but a life style change - I need to use my Y membership.  Well going to get going on documenting all my intake as maybe knowing my eating habits will help them.

 

Thursday 5/12

5:45 AM black coffee

9:00 Fiber One Chocolate Fudge Brownie X2

10:30 7 Ritz Crackers

12:30 - Smart Ones Meal and diet pepsi

1:40 : Cup coffee

2:00 pizza and lemonaid

5:00 Wine and pepper jack cheese

 

Progress as of today: 0.6 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

puddles on 05/12/2016:
That sounds like a good idea to move to the health care plan. I am sure you will get some very good guidance.


OhioRaven on 05/12/2016:
I like the lifestyle Change thing. We get to re-invent our selves.


innerpeace on 05/12/2016:
Sounds like my doctor visit. Pass along that mental thinking knowledge. I also need this. Good luck with your life style change.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 05/12/2016:
What a stinking SMART old doggy :)

I would agree that with weightloss, it is ALL mental. I know from experience. And once you overeat, it's very hard the next few days both mentally & physically to feel back on track. I overate last night & it affected me today for sure.


happy-1 on 05/12/2016:
Yay! Lifestyle change instead of surgery. I am super happy with my camping gear and night hikes over suffering surgery and then all the loose baggy skin.



Cybermom4 - Thursday May 05, 2016
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 190.4

 

 

Sinko de Mayo........................................Booo

Progress as of today: 4.2 lbs lost so far, only 5.4 lbs to go!

puddles on 05/05/2016:
cute lol


grannyannie on 05/05/2016:
haha


Horn_Of_Plenty on 05/05/2016:
SO CUTE! jajajaja lol :)



Cybermom4 - Saturday Apr 30, 2016
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 190.4

 

 

Does anyone else do this???  

 

Except when logging calories - then I don't want to add the cup of ice cream to the list!!!

Progress as of today: 4.2 lbs lost so far, only 5.4 lbs to go!

puddles on 04/30/2016:
Cute... Have a great weekend.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/30/2016:
um, you mean make lists? yes, I do sometimes - but just if I have limited time and need a few errands done. I make the list so I don't forget anything lol...that must be what everyone does!? hmmm...

I always make my calorie lists though. but not in advance anymore. I know pretty much (general idea) what I can eat to be within range. so, I calculate my calories as I go through the day. I like doing this, and it's a habit for many years. and lately, i'm having a much easier time with it - because usually I am happy as long as I am eating within a normal range to maintain a weight similar to what I currently weigh. so, as long as i'm eating a normal amount, that's all I care about knowing. It's become easier with time and experience with weightloss, gain, and maintenance. if you ever have any questions, please ask me!

I need a guy to give me a shoulder rub ;)



Cybermom4 - Friday Apr 29, 2016
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 190.4

 A distraught senior citizen phoned her doctor’s office.

“Is it true,” she wanted to know, “that the medication you prescribed has to be taken for the rest of my life?”

“Yes, I’m afraid so,” the doctor told her.

There was a moment of silence before the senior lady replied, “I’m wondering, then, just how serious is my condition, because this prescription is marked ‘NO REFILLS.’”

 

Hoping to join up with a freind here to keep me on track.  

Only 3 more days then my paleo food arrives.  I have been really loving my Samart Ones meals.  

Also, has anyone signed up for the WW 100$ weight loss give away?  I'm seriously thinking about joining.  Maybe a meeting or two will help me get back on track.  

 I'm going to check my health insurance and see if ww is covered.  It may be worth it.

To Do...

Check Health Insurance fringe benefits

Call WW's and find out how it works

 

Water all day!!

B - fresh fruit and little dip

S - Kombucha

L Smart Ones

S trail bar

D - Smart Ones

S - fiber brownie

 

Progress as of today: 4.2 lbs lost so far, only 5.4 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/29/2016:
your joke is good...but also sad! lately you have all DEATH jokes! whats up with that MOM! !!!

if you like to keep your mouth busy for around an 30min to 1 hr depending on how fast you drink: this is what I do - 1bottle kombucha in morning and also around 12 ounces seltzer mixed with stevia. lately, I drink them both, sorta slowly. and man does this do the trick! woooo. lol tmi!



Cybermom4 - Wednesday Apr 27, 2016
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 190.4

 The editor of a small country newspaper, furious over several government bills that had recently been passed, printed a scathing editorial with an enormous headline:

"HALF THE LEGISLATORS ARE CROOKS."

Many local politicians were outraged and exerted tremendous pressure on him to print a retraction. He finally gave in to the pressure and ran his apology with the headline:

"HALF THE LEGISLATORS ARE NOT CROOKS."

 

Stressful day yesterday -  had an extra cup of icecream with syrup - comfort food!!

 

 

Today - 

B Fruit

S - ?

L - Tuna Sandwich

S ?

D Smart Ones Meal

 

Need to get to the grocery store for more of those.  Just ordered a box of food from a paleo diet place (groupon)  It is to be delivered May 2nd.  Very eager to have this  as it is a whole month meal plan and I believe it coveres all meals for the day.  I have such a hard time planning my meals.  I wish I could afford a cook or maybe I need to see a therapist to help me learn that it is a good thing to take time to cook or prep meals.  I honestly don't know when I got so lazy.  I was married in 1987 - had 4 kids by 1995 - was a stay at home mom unitl 2006 - that was 19 years of B, L, D all prepared for the family by me.  I did it all - and never really minded - I hosted families over for Sunday brunch - had week day lunches with other moms  - I was very active - planned parties - then I started working in 2006 and found myself sooo exhausted by Friday - then I just kept skipping things so I could rest as I came home so drained.  (I'm not 20 any more I guess).  Oh well.... maybe once the paleo food comes and I have a month of eating right under my belt I will extend myself into the kitchen.  Who knows!!

Thank goodness for this Group!!

 

Have a super day everyone!!

 

Any advice welcome!

Progress as of today: 4.2 lbs lost so far, only 5.4 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/27/2016:
To make you feel better, I hardly cook. I don't like to spend my time doing it - SO I DON'T! I buy my food, spend extra cash than if I make it myself but I've learned to take it as that at least i'm buying healthy things...and planning to eat well by buying the right things (lots of cooked veggies - tonight I pick up more food, actually! To get me thru into the weekend!)

if you are ordering food, you can still eat extra veggies to fill yourself up more. you never need to go hungry or not full. I always eat PAST full if veggies are a big part of my meals.

and kombucha in the AM helps with digesting it all and being able to do it all over again the next day.

cybermom4 on 04/27/2016:
LOL That does make me feel better. :-) Thanks Coach!!


puddles on 04/27/2016:
I am alone and still enjoy cooking for myself at time we are two and that is even more fun to cook but I have always loved to cook and I love to invent dishes. I shop every 3 days for all my fresh veg and fruit and protein I do not stock up the house because I find I wast too much that way. Good luck with your order of food we all do it our own way and this could be the way to go for you.


happy-1 on 04/28/2016:
Was that this groupon? https://www.groupon.com/deals/paleo-diet-delivered-13-orange-county

I thought it was 1 meal a day for the 7 day plan... not 7 meals/7 days

$75 for a one-week, seven-meal plan ($138.65 value) $129 for a two-week, 14-meal plan ($237.30 value) $175 for a three-week, 21-meal plan ($355.95 value) $209 for a four-week, 28-meal plan ($474.60 value)



Cybermom4 - Tuesday Apr 26, 2016
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 190.4

 A land surveyor was tasked with mapping a golf course that was expanding from 9 holes to 18 holes.  He needed a stout machete to clear thick brush as he went.  Along the way, he came upon a golf club that an irate player must have hurled into the woods.  It was in good condition, so he picked it up and continued on.

When he broke out of the brush onto a putting green, two golfers stared at him in awe. After all, he had a machete in one hand, a golf club in the other, and behind him was a clear-cut swath leading out of the woods!

"There," said one of the golfers, "is a guy who really hates to lose a ball!"

 

I am down 2 lbs so far.  And I have been eating !!!  Although I do think this batch of Kombucha is doing a good job if you know what I mean.  I feel like I had a colon cleanse yesterday.   I know TMI !!

Yeterday meals

B - coffee and donut

S - fruit - pineapple and cantelope

L - Smart Ones chicken parm

S - fiber brownie _ (that may be the culprit too)

D - hummus tortilla/ small dish ice cream

 

I am working at home today so I hope I can have a good eating plan .

 

B - fruit

S - May have a smart one meal

 

I'll have to fill in in a little while

 

Have a wonderful day all!!

Progress as of today: 4.2 lbs lost so far, only 5.4 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 04/26/2016:
Great job!


OhioRaven on 04/26/2016:
I get the same feeling with SauerKraut.


happy-1 on 04/26/2016:
Lol, at least you are working at home



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