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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



Cybermom4 - Sunday Apr 24, 2016
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 192.0

 

 

Don't you love Language Arts and Spelling ?

 

Drinking my Kombucha

Bought a package of diced fresh pineapple and diced cantelope, Hummus and tortilla wraps.

 

Hoping to lose at least 2 lbs this week.

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

OhioRaven on 04/24/2016:
Good Luck on your weigh-in, Mom.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/25/2016:
Morning Mom! Cute joke as always. I like the short reads in the AM!

It's AM here, Monday morning sorta late for me, 6:20am. I'm drinking my kombucha too.

Pineapple is good, sorta low cal as a fruit, I believe. Cantelope is a nice choice too. I've always preferred honeydew over cantelope though! my dad used to cut them both up together I remember when we were growing up. He'd serve us both for dessert.



Cybermom4 - Wednesday Apr 20, 2016
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 192.0

 This guy goes into a doctor's office. The doctor says, "Oh, Mr. Jones! We have the results of your test. Do you want the bad news first or the very bad news?"

The guy shrugs and says, "Well, I guess I'll have the bad news first."

"Well the bad news is, you have 24 hours to live," the doctor replies.

The man is distraught, "24 hours to live?! That's horrible! What could be worse than that? What's the VERY bad news?"

The doctor folds his hands and sighs, "The very bad news is...I've been trying to contact you since yesterday."

 

Had a good day yesterday - went and bought a container of fresh fruit and that definitely helped.

B - fruit

L - Smart Ones meal

D - Smart Ones meal and steamed cauliflower

 

Getting my hair done today - bye bye grey!!

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

Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/20/2016:
yes, try to eat the fruit over a period of time so that you can have the sugar over a period of time and not all at once.

If I had the fruit, i'd eat it on and off while sipping some sorta caffeine drink... would be fun for me in morning.

Post a pic of your hairdo! I think i'll get mine trimmed soon too...though i'm happy not to dye it yet & just trying to grow it out again! yay!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/20/2016:
...lol I guess that man's gonna die any minute.!


grannyannie on 04/20/2016:
LOL! You're doing well.


puddles on 04/20/2016:
I have finally embraced the fact that I have grey - lots of grey - it comes with age... Have a great day


hollybelle on 04/20/2016:
Good day! Regarding the gray hair - I gave up some years ago - I am now gray - well salt and pepper. I got so tired of trying to keep up with the color - but I did color for many years. Plus I am older and should have gray hair - I don't mind it - kind of looks highlighted - that's what I tell myself, anyway! LOL



Cybermom4 - Tuesday Apr 19, 2016
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 192.0

 There was once an accounting firm where the senior CPA knew everything there was to know about accounting. He could answer any question. He knew all the tax laws. There wasn't a better accountant anywhere.

Every morning when he came to work, he would unlock his desk drawer, open it up and look inside for a moment, and then close and lock it again. This puzzled all of his co-workers, because it was the only eccentricity that this genius exhibited. For years no one dared to breach etiquette and snoop through his desk, but his odd behavior became something of a legend around the office.

One day when the elderly man was home sick, one junior accountant could control himself no longer. Taking a letter opener he carefully pried open the desk lock. Inside he found one sheet of paper, and written in large letters was:

"DEBITS ON THE LEFT...CREDITS ON THE RIGHT"

 

 

This is so me.... I have to have cheat sheets all around me.  Hey, whatever works right!!  I'm in a cyber environment with everyone between age 26-36  (AKA digital natives) and I'm in my almost mid 50's.  Gotta keep up and I'm okay with it LOL  !!

 

Had lunch as planned and it was very nice actually.  I could tell my body was 'thanking me' for the refreshment.  I drank lots of water.  But my sugar craving came on around 4:30 and I had to have a tasty cake.  I hated it !!  I will not eat them again.  It was just junk and I hated myself for eating it.  I even made sure I drank water on the drive home like HOP suggested (a snack) but the craving just 'hit me'.  Well, I'm on the offense now.  When sugar craving hits - drink water or lemon water.  

I'm tired of this yo yo I'm on.  One minute I am embracing my curves  and finding cute outfits to wear- the next minute I'm hating my curves and body.  I'm not sure what to tell my self at this time.  Why do I have this 'all or nothing' approach?

Any advice welcome :

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

puddles on 04/19/2016:
The trick to the sugar is to eliminate it for two week and your body will stop craving it yes it will be a rough two weeks but it works. I use to crave sugar all the time - loved my desert and now I rarely think about it and when there is a cake or something at a dinner I attend it does not have the appeal it use to have. Believe me if it worked for me it can work for everybody. Good luck.

cybermom4 on 04/19/2016:
Thanks Puddles - how did you get through the two weeks?? Did you substitute something instead of the sugar. I am like a bear in the kitchen!


puddles on 04/19/2016:
No did not substitute just dug my heels in the ground and made it through. It works believe me. Just make sure you have nothing in the house that even looks, sounds, taste like sugar and do not bring or buy anything of that nature.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/19/2016:
Just proves the point of the exact thing you wrote to me about in my entry. And proves to me and the rest that everything is much simpler than we make it out to be. I'm totally talking about the Joke / advice you give today at the beginning of your entry. Simplifying things is so much easier than worrying about them or thinking that everything is so much more complicated than things really are. I'll try to slow down as well & simplify myself for a bit longer :)

yes, take the snack on the way home. I drink seltzer often to fill myself up further with bubbles and flavor. Sometimes I sweeten it extra with stevia. that & fruit is sufficient for my 30-40min ride home.

I am an "all or nothing person" also. It's rough to live this way. Because it doesn't need to be all or nothing.

I'm trying to give myself some leeway to indulge more often right now and just rest up more, even though it's totally not the all or nothing approach that i'm used to- i'm beginning to be able to indulge a little more & without a full out binge...see, even at 33 i'm learning. lol...now you are gonna be mad at me bc i'm flaunting being you...but really, is 33yrs old really that young? I don't think so anymore. Def not a teen, or 20-something.

I really am not so young :) quite an adult, although I do hate adulting! hahaha.

have a great one!



Cybermom4 - Monday Apr 18, 2016
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 192.0

 ~ Q. How is golf like taxes?
A. Well, you drive hard to get to the green, and then you wind up in the hole.

~ Worried about an IRS audit?  Avoid what's called a red flag.  That's something the IRS always looks for.  For example, say you have some money left in your bank account after paying taxes.  That's a red flag.

~ What's the difference between a taxidermist and a tax collector?
A. The taxidermist takes just the skin.

~ I'm not going to pay taxes.  When they say I'm going to prison, I'll say "No, prisons cost taxpayers a lot of money.  You keep what it would have cost to incarcerate me, and we'll call it even."

 

 

OK - I think I am on to something.  I purchased 5 Smart Ones meals at the grocery store.  They were on sale 5/ 10.00.  That seemed like an okay price.  The meals are okay but the point is - I am eating and losing.  (fingers crossed that this keeps working)

My typical pattern is to not eat all day long and to binge when I get home.  I know in my head that is wrong but I get so busy at work, I don't stop to take a break.  Today - I am packing a meal and taking a lunch break.  Also started drinking Bai vitamine water.  My husband brought a case home and it is really refreshing.  I also ordered another 2 cases of Kombucha.

Here's to a new day with lunch at work!

I really should be good now on my liquid intake.

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

Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/18/2016:
I'm not so angry with taxes. I was able to save around $1,400 of my tax return this year :) The rest I used (the other half!) to pay off my credit card. Spent way too much leading up to the wedding!!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/18/2016:
Oh, we are thinking alike! I purchased SEVEN smart ones (I had a coupon that said I have to purchase seven to get the deal....AND ADDITIONALLY they were all on sale I think $2 each!!)...Yes, we had the same sale! I like Smart Ones. I like then better usually than lean cuisine! I usually add things to the meals though. Like veggies or I mix them with very low cal shirataki noodles or cabbage or something! they are small meals for sure...

try to eat also ON YOUR WAY HOME. this is what I do. on the 1/2 hr or so drive, I eat a fruit and drink lots of seltzer...to try to lesson my appetite for when I get home!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/18/2016:
Glad you like the kombucha. I drink 1 almost everyday.


innerpeace on 04/18/2016:
We get the BAI water drinks too, I think they are delicious.


puddles on 04/18/2016:
Always good to find something that works for us. Have a great week.


thinnside40 on 04/18/2016:
I'm suppose to be eating many more calories than I do. I get full before finishing a meal anymore and my brain can't compute the logic behind the caloric intake, my current weight and activity to make the numbers decrease.



Cybermom4 - Friday Apr 15, 2016
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 193.0

 As a public service to our American-based subscribers who have yet to complete their taxes (uh, due today!), I'm providing the following IRS form, at their request:

NEW AND IMPROVED IRS FORM 1040-2EZ
(Tax Year 2015)
Name:
Address:
City:
State:
Zip:

Social Security Number:___-__-____

1. How much money did you make in 2015?

$_____________

 
2. Send it to us:

Progress as of today: 1.6 lbs lost so far, only 8 lbs to go!

puddles on 04/15/2016:
Yes the yearly curse. Ours is the end of April and still have to get mine done. I pay every year so I do it at the very last minute.


grannyannie on 04/15/2016:
I have to file with the US even though I live abroad. No taxes involved though, just the forms.


HOLLYBELLE on 04/15/2016:
So funny!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/15/2016:
LOL YES! But...I'm happy I always get a return :) I guess I don't make too much ;) jajaja



Cybermom4 - Wednesday Apr 13, 2016
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 193.0

 Max went into the doctor's office for his annual checkup, and the Doc asked if there was anything unusual he should know about.
So Max told the Doc that his suit must have shrunk over the last year, because it didn't fit when he went to get ready for a wedding recently.
The Doc said, "Suits don't shrink just sitting in a closet. You probably put on a few pounds."
"That's just it, Doc, I know I haven't gained a single pound since the last time I wore it."
"Well, then," said Doc, "You must have a case of Furniture Disease."
"What in the world is Furniture Disease?" asked Max.
"That's when your chest starts sliding down into your drawers."

 

 

Very sore from standing two days in a row.  Thighs and buttox especially.  But, I have been eating a good healthy lunch each day and I feel so much better.  Sore but mentally better.  Amazing what eating right can do for you.

Progress as of today: 1.6 lbs lost so far, only 8 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/13/2016:
hehehee....i'm telling these jokes to my dad soon. When I go home in a couple of weeks, I am gonna log on here and tell everyone at the dinner table your jokes! <3

make sure to stretch a bit. If it helps, I would also be sore from proctoring.

When I started teaching after a long time not, many years ago not now, I also got sore from being on my feet a lot of the day!


puddles on 04/13/2016:
Good job on your eating healthy. Standing is something that I still find hard to do for a long time- for me it always gets my back. Have a great day.


thinnside40 on 04/13/2016:
Great job!



Cybermom4 - Tuesday Apr 12, 2016
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 193.0

 If lawyers are disbarred
and clergymen defrocked,

doesn't it follow that. . .

electricians could be delighted,
musicians denoted,
cowboys deranged,
models deposed,
and dry cleaners depressed?

Wouldn't you expect laundry workers to decrease, eventually becoming depressed and depleted?

Likewise, bedmakers might be debunked,
baseball players debased,
bulldozer operators degraded,
organ donors delivered,
software engineers detested, and
underwear manufacturers debriefed.

And won't all composers one day decompose?

On a more positive note, perhaps we can hope politicians will someday be devoted.

 

 

Had to pop in and share this funny and document a 1 pound loss!!  

Progress as of today: 1.6 lbs lost so far, only 8 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/12/2016:
OMG YES! where do you find these cute jokes!!!! I love this one because I have "worked" in a few of the fields and an relate to all of them obviously....I will share this with my dad :) He works in the electrical field and by trade is an electrician although now he's moved up and works as a "business representative."


grannyannie on 04/12/2016:
Well done! Thanks for being our resident comedian!


puddles on 04/12/2016:
Love the jokes... keep them coming


hollybelle on 04/12/2016:
Love the jokes, too. Congratulations on the lost lb!!



Cybermom4 - Monday Apr 11, 2016
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 193.0

 A lawyer is walking along the beach and spots a glass bottle in the sand. When he opens it he discovers a genie inside.

Genie: Sir, I will grant you three wishes, but you must understand that whatever you wish for, every other lawyer in the world will get double.

Man: Hmmm. Ok. First I'd like $100 million.
G: No problem, but just understand that each lawyer got $200 million.

M: I understand. For my second wish, I'd like a new Porsche. In red, please.
G: Fine. It is in your garage. And just FYI, every lawyer in the world just got two of the same.
M: That's ok with me.
G: And for your third wish?
M: Well, I always did want to donate a kidney . . .

 

 

State Testing Starts today - so I will be out for the week - will return Friday.

 

Keep up the good work everyone. I plan on ordering Salads alll week!!

Progress as of today: 1.6 lbs lost so far, only 8 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/11/2016:
Yes, stay healthy Mom this week. Sometimes, when life is extra busy but def tolerable, i'm able to lose weight easier because life becomes too busy for terrible choices at home...I wish this for you....will read today's joke in a lil bit...thanks for posting them.


puddles on 04/11/2016:
Busy week. Take time to take care of yourself along the way and have a wonderful day.


hollybelle on 04/11/2016:
Have a good week - salad plan - good idea!


Donkey on 04/12/2016:
Great joke!!!



Cybermom4 - Saturday Apr 09, 2016
(Healthy Eating)
Weight: 194.0

 WAYS TO COPE WITH STRESS  Part A

(WARNING: Do not attempt these at home. This is only to be used for joke purposes :-)

~ Jam miniature marshmallows up your nose and sneeze them out. See how many you can do at a time.
~ Use your MasterCard to pay your Visa, and vice-versa.
~ Pop some popcorn without putting the lid on.
~ When someone says, "Have a nice day," tell them you have other plans.
~ Make a list of things to do that you have already done.
~ Put your toddler's clothes on backwards and send him to preschool as if nothing is wrong.
~ Fill out your tax form using Roman numerals.
~ Tape pictures of your boss on watermelons and launch them from high places.
~ Tattoo "Out to Lunch" on your forehead.

 

Hello,

 

HOP - Loving the kombucha - pricy but loving it

I scheduled a massage today - after my trip to Gettysburg and being on my feet in the cold - I need it - especially my calves they get soooo tight it is painful.

I found some CJ Banks on sale and ordered a few things - I know I should not have - but it was such a good sale and then I found a $20 off online coupon which they  accepted.  If you do any online shopping, it pays to search the web for discounts.

 

I have a challenging week next week - I am proctoring the state exam in an area near me.  The day will run from 7-5 and it is almost an hour away.  Long days ahead - prob just go stratigh to bed each night.

 

Actually this will be the perfect week to really control my eating.  I'll be so busy I won't have time to eat hahah - not that that is good.  

UGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGjust let the cat in and there is SNOW coming down and on the ground!!!  I'm glad I didn't plant my pansys yet!!  I want to get them planted before May!!

 

Oh well....................

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

puddles on 04/09/2016:
I understand it is still very cold here again today but sunny -14C with windchill suppose to warm up to -1C wow.... lol Have a great day.


hollybelle on 04/09/2016:
Busy week ahead for me means I have to be careful to plan what I will eat or I will resort to unhealthy fast foods and stuff I really don't want to eat. That happened to me this week somewhat - it was good to recognize it! Hope it warms up soon. It's only going to be 45 degrees here today - but the sun is shining, at least. I remember the year husband I met it snowed 4 inches on 4/16! So anything is possible. It's snowed as late as the first Saturday in May (Derby Day FYI).


Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/10/2016:
Hi mommy!

Good idea for a massage if your body is hurting. I bought a foot massage special on Groupon. I'll be using it maybe today if they are open, otherwise sometime during the week. Same as you, my legs get very tight.

Glad you like the kombucha. There are ways to make it. Although I will not be doing that right now. The cheapest I find the bottles on sale around me is when there is a special, around $2.50 per bottle. Otherwise, they are at least $2.99 up to $4.

I love the kombucha bc it keeps me regular in mornings. Once in awhile I don't need it. And once in awhile I need more of it. Depends on many things. Many brands have some natural caffeine in them, take note.

That's a long day indeed for proctoring. Make sure to get some water in you when you can...and maybe bring some snacks so you are prepared a bit - maybe have dinner in mind and thought of so that when you get some you don't have to work more after that long day :)

take care :)


Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/10/2016:
oh, and I loved those jokes!



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