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InnerPeace - Friday Jan 27, 2017

Weight: 306.0

Yesterday was hectic and of course nothing ever goes as planned. I left work at 12:45, I drove to my VA appointment and was there at 1:40ish (appointment at 2:00). I was checked in and then told that the person who missed her a.m. appointment had just arrived and she would be seen first. So I'm stuck in a room...and I nod off because - comfort, dim lighting, after lunch = nap time! I may have dozed for 20 minutes when I decided to start playing with my phone.  DH and I were working with the loan officer in OKC to get the loan for the new car. Wouldn't you know as soon as I picked up that phone, in walks the doctor. (I should have picked it up sooner - but...nap)!

Weight was higher with clothes and shoes on than when I weigh at home naked out of the shower - this discouraged me! The dr. also was concerned about the A1C...again? I have been eating so good, again so discouraged! She started talking about colonoscopies and menopause because...almost 50! She wants to see me back in 6 months...oh well I can do great things in six months!

I had intentions of going to the insurance office to check on step-son's insurance price for when he takes my car and insurance for the new car, but because I didn't leave the appointment until 3:10 that wasn't a possibility because my dog Steve had his appointment at 4:00 to get his third shot, so rushed home and picked him up and he's like - no I'm not getting back in the car and didn't go so nicely - he is worse than a kid sometimes.

After he got his shot I was going to pick up the girl and no one was home. I texted the POS and she said they were dropping the other girl off at the bowling alley and had lost track of time - they were on their way. So while I was waiting I called the insurance (they close at 5:00 - and it is now after 4:00). Sticker shock for insurance for this 18 year old kid who just received his license - OMG! $129.00 per month for liability only...holy cow!

Finally the girl shows up and we go home - DH walks in about ten minutes later and we cook the dinner.

Air fried chicken, baby potatoes and salad - it was very good. I ended the night with 1280 calories. I spent the next two hours helping the girl with periodical table homework and social studies and did not even think about my journal entry until this morning.

I did not get up for zumba this morning - because partly still discouraged with doctor and I was so warm and snugly and I just didn't want to and I let my fitbit battery drain again - not missing steps. I may do it this evening or just take the day off.  (My fitbit used to last about a week before needed charged, now I think it is down to three days - I'll have to monitor this better)

B: yogurt, iced vanilla latte

S: honey and peanut butter crackers

L: roast beef, cream cheese wrap

S: string cheese

D: no clue

On the way to work it was 32 degrees with snow flurries - as we were pulling out of our housing addition - I see a boy waiting on the school bus with shorts on. I made the comment - OMG I can't believe his parents let him out of the house with shorts on - what's wrong with people these days? And DH replies with....how is that any different than a dress? Touche DH...touche! Girls wear dresses in all kinds of weather.

I have lots of things planned this weekend, depending on weather.

We should get new car - next Monday or Tuesday depending on when dealer gets the check from the credit union.

have a great weekend!

Progress as of today: 15.6 lbs lost so far, only 96 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/27/2017:
YOU CAN DO GREAT THINGS IN 6 months! That's a ton of time. do NOT get discouraged. please keep doing what you are doing, you are doing very, very well.

excellent cals and healthy eating. always know you can bulk up on veggies when you are hungry!

i need to cook more of my own meats and can't wait to start roasting veggies. i got a new tray and silicon top just for roasting!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/27/2017:
i hope Steve survives this shot better than the last!

wow i sooo wouldn't want to wear any dresses now...always cold in this office!


Donkey on 01/28/2017:
Don't even get me started on car insurance for young men. When my son turned 16 -- yikes!!! (Not so bad when my daughter turned 16...)



InnerPeace - Wednesday Jan 25, 2017

Weight: 306.0

DH and I picked up the girl and they dropped me off. DH took the girl to her therapist appointment. I think it went pretty good. DH called and had the therapist on the phone, she asked me what my concerns were. I told her I feel the girl is being bullied at her mom's house. Now come to find out, they forbid her to talk to her brother on facebook. That is just so bullish to me!  I told her I feel she has to act differently depending on whose house she was at and I just thought she was confused a little and felt she needed an outside person to talk to. Between DH and the mother - I do feel I spend more one on one time with the girl than either of those two do. After dinner I asked the girl if she was ok talking to her and if she felt comfortable, she said yes and will go back. I was happy about that. I told her if at any point she felt she didn't have anything else to say and felt better about the situation, she didn't have to go anymore. I just want her to turn out to be a well rounded individual.

I made a pizza with the cauliflower crust, it didn't hold together as well as I wanted it to, but it still tasted nice. I made a pizza with a canned crust as well if the cauliflower one didn't taste good. It did. They were topped with pepporoni, ground turkey, onions, bell pepper, mushrooms, spinach and cheese - pretty cool way to eat pizza. I ended the night with 1309 calories.

I slept OK last night, but had a hard time getting up this morning. Only did zumba for the 20 minutes express instead of the 40 I've been doing...so sleepy...4:30 comes way too fast.

B: yogurt, iced vanilla latte

S: apple

L: left over cauliflower pizza, honey mustard pretzels

S: orange, string cheese

D: something with pork DH took out

Tomorrow is the VA appointment - I feel OK, hate, HATE getting on the scale, but I will.

Have a great evening! IP

Progress as of today: 15.6 lbs lost so far, only 96 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 01/25/2017:
Cauliflower crust sound interesting and healthy! Have a good day.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/26/2017:
wow so glad on the very positive therapy outcome!

you said it perfect to girl...i'm glad she did feel comfortable!

sending you much love :)

great job on cauliflower crust.

i love the foods you make, i'd eat all. you make me want to cook more - which i plan on doing this weekend, actually!



InnerPeace - Tuesday Jan 24, 2017

Weight: 306.0

After work DH and I went and talked to a guy about a car. i can't believe how much new cars costs these days. It's a daunting experience to say the least. I want what I want, don't try to talk me into something you need to sell...@sshat sales people! We will see what happens.

Got home and DH air fried some chicken, and we ate the new riced vegetables (califlower and sweet potatoes - these are awesome for 80 calories) and a salad. I had a yogurt after dinner for dessert. It was raining so Steve didn't get to go for his walk, I don't think he is up to it yet anyway. Ended the day with 1257 calories. Love this!

Went to sleep about 9:45 and again was up way too early. I hear things and DH snores and I just lay there waiting. Finally my alarm goes off at 4:40 and I turn it off, and I think I hear my patio door opening. My dog is barking but not a mean-I'll-bit-your-head off bark. I kept lying there trying to hear if something weird or different. It took me a few minutes to get downstairs. Did the zumba, drank a cup of green tea then headed back upstairs for the shower.

B: yogurt (100 calories) , iced vanilla latte (163 calories)

S: breakfast protein bar (170 calories)

L: wrap with left over chicken (277) appled (95 calories) honey mustard pretzels

S: balanced breaks 190

D: pizza with califlower bread and ground turkey cheese and pizza stuff

DH and the girl are going to the therapist office, will see how that turns out - I reminded the girl Sunday, she didn't seem to enthused.

Work is very slow today, goes from one extreme to the other - or it could be a typical Tuesday.

Have a great night! IP

 

 

Progress as of today: 15.6 lbs lost so far, only 96 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/25/2017:
My work has been really slow too, but i am not sorry about it. It's good to be able to show up & be paid for my time in this office no matter how slow or fast, you know?

I spend the time, luckily, online & reading articles and sites and keeping my mind active. The internet is a blessing for us in office jobs!

I guess it depends on the car. When i get a new car, it may not be american, but either way, it's not going to be a pricey jeep or something like that - because they aren't in my price range. Cars are expensive, but, get a cheaper model / brand and you'll save a ton. They still have lots of safety requirements and stuff to pass so i feel that getting a cheaper car over a more expensive car in order to save money is totally worth it. unless a person has tons of $$$ to splurge on something better with, than by all means...!

how do u rice a sweet potato? i had only heard of that last night from someone's post on facebook....is it the same, just use a blender? so healthy girlfriend! you are eating better than me these days!

what kind of yogurts do you have, Greek? either way, excellent 100 cal snack after your dinner. healthy, low cal. I have been doing this with my low cal ice cream. moderation, not the whole darn pint anymore. :-D

maybe talk the girl up about therapy and why and that you want the best for her and that you realize she is having a tough living situation or maybe that's the wrong word - tough - but that you want her to have everything and the best of everything and that you want her to be very successful always in life...and want her to speak to someone besides you... <3 good luck and let us know..

stay Peaceful and happy.



InnerPeace - Monday Jan 23, 2017

Weight: 306.0

crazy night. My poor dog is still in pain from the two shots he got on Saturday. Sunday he didn't want to walk and last night he woke me up. At first I thought he wanted some fresh water but he just went back to sleep when I went downstairs. DH and I went to bed about 9:20, this is very early for me, so when the dog was growling at me at 12:30 I thought I had slept the entire night.

I was up from 12:30 until 3:00. I couldn't get back to sleep. I did get up at 4:40 to do zuma. I did about 40 minutes of Zumba and then had a cup of Acai Berry green tea. Puppy was curled up in bed when I got out of the shower and he whined when I tried to move him over. I feel so bad for him. Poor thing!

Work was, for lack of better words, stupd for Monday. I can't understand how someone can't learn how to enter their time for the holiday. It's not like we have one a year. I fixed it...it's my job! but you're a moron!

B: yogurt; iced vanilla latte

S: sweet and salty protein breakfast bar

L: wrap with left over char sui pork and cream cheese, apple

S: balanced breaks

D: DH took out chicken, not sure what's gonna happen here!

The girl has her first therapy appointment tomorrow, so we might have an emotional evening.

have a great night! IP

 

Progress as of today: 15.6 lbs lost so far, only 96 lbs to go!

Horn_of_plenty on 01/24/2017:
Same at my work...we all have to write our own time sheets and everyone always screws them up! I wonder how i can do it so simply...but in all honesty i once made a mistake and almost missed out on an hour's pay haha...because of the computer excel form i didn't do the formula right...

...but then we have a lot of new folks all the time in my dept lately and they don't know that sick days get only 7 hours pay and holidays get 8....

i think our sheets for payroll are actually confusing? but they don't confuse me!

sorry about Steve :-( i'm sure he'll feel better real soon...

what kind of wraps do you use? are they low carb or regular wraps? i have found some excellent wraps that are so low calorie it's almost amazing - 60-80 cals per wrap! so low. that's why i eat them, for months and prob years i love these. Tumaro's is the brand and only sold mostly in specialty stores not the smaller regular supermarkets.

good luck with girlie, please let us know how it went. i hope she gets a good therapist. some therapists are just not that good. i hope this one is a good match.

innerpeace on 01/24/2017:
The wraps are flat-outs - 90 calories 5-7 carbs. They are edible - kinda weird texture though but I can deal with it.


Horn_of_plenty on 01/24/2017:
many wraps are like 200 cal or even big ones can be 300 cal! so these i love: http://www.tumaros.com/content/tumaros-product-categories



InnerPeace - Sunday Jan 22, 2017

Weight: 306.0

Up at 8:00 - crossword puzzle and iced vanilla latte. Piddled around the house until about 10:30 when I started laundry.

DH made a monkey bread with canned biscuits for breakfast.

Lunch I made a chicken and broccoli crescent roll ring and then for dinner we had left over chicken chili and char sui pork I had marinating most is the morning. Finished the night with some yogurt and1453 calories.

I tried to walk Steve but he is still abit sore and turned around after four houses. Poor little guy. A relaxing day - not looking forward to tomorrow.

DH and I have been contemplating getting a new car the last couple of months and now DHs son is saying he wants my car to drive to work. But he wants it today! Uh that's really not what I had planned and now I'm the evil stepmother! Oh well I'm not the one who let him drop out of school! Brat!

Progress as of today: 15.6 lbs lost so far, only 96 lbs to go!

Horn_of_plenty on 01/23/2017:
yeah, don't go blaming yourself for not wanting to lend out your own car. kid needs limits for sure!

great eating....i bet that monkey bread was irrestistible glad i wasn't in your house! haha.


Horn_of_plenty on 01/23/2017:
I hope Steve feels extra good soon and that his soreness from the shots clears up!


Horn_of_plenty on 01/23/2017:
Your calories and food choices have been great. You have developed a healthier lifestyle in the short time i've known you. way to go!


Horn_of_plenty on 01/23/2017:
it's amazing how better food choices make us feel and look better. my skin is becoming actually radiant and the pimples are going away. so nice. i'm gonna work to keep it this way. So it's not only about calories, but our food choices...i'm working on the latter now.

keep up the good work. it's always learning experience for life!



InnerPeace - Saturday Jan 21, 2017

Weight: 306.0

Made it home and made my turkey meatballs in the air fryer. Turned out amazing! Ended the night with 1037 - a good number. Thanks to Zumba!

Sleep was so-so kept getting out and the girl's ceiling fan was making strange noises so I snuck in her room about 2:00 and turned it off.

Awake at 6:00 to get DH out of bed and to work. Went back to sleep and was up about 8:00. Left at 9:15 to take Steve to vet. He is super mad at me tonight! And his shoulder is sore where he got two shots. He goes back on Thursday for the third.

Shopped a little came home cleaned a little...

B: toast, peanut butter, iced vanilla latte

L: left over turkey meatballs and noodles

D: white chicken chili, Fritos, sour cream and some cheese

S: apple, yogurt

We took the girl to see Monster Trucks - very cute. I was very proud of them. DH had a water, the girl ate an orange and ME an apple. Usually they hog down a large buttered popcorn and large soda. So great win! Finished with 1477 calories. Happy with that.

Have a great night!

Progress as of today: 15.6 lbs lost so far, only 96 lbs to go!


InnerPeace - Friday Jan 20, 2017

Weight: 306.0

I get home and we have the quinoa crunch patties and avocado - I do not eat bread with mine. I have a yogurt afterwards. I ended the day with 1441 calories. I walked me dog and collected a poop sample for his vet apointment on Saturday monring, usually I can never get one the day of or day before, because dogs just don't poop on command.

Conversation last night - Me: what do you want for dinner tomorrow? (Remember DH is trying to clean out the freezer)

DH: There is that fish still in there (it is a bag of frozen fish)

Me: Oh I didn't realize we still had some.

DH: yes, there is one and 1/2 bags still in the freezer.

That was the end of the conversation. He falls asleep in the recliner and I watch Project Runway. We go to bed.

On the way to work DH asks me a bizaare question...again - ha asked me this question about two days ago...who do I think killed JFK?

Everyday I wake up and tell myself not to be mean, but when I've had the same conversation with my DH and he can't remember what I've said this is NOT my fault! He says I don't remember! I just think to myself...maybe if he cared enough he would remember. I truly think people only remember what they want to,, or seriously could people's memories really be that bad?

Anyway, I didn't answer and said exactly that - I told you this before! So anyway, at work I text DH and tell him I am leaving to go and get my blood drawn for a doctor's appointment next week. Did he want anything from the store. He said we are eating fish tonight! My reply was tonight? I don't eat fish on Friday's (no offense to Catholics) and we used to go out on Friday's but since we are saving money on dining out....

After I get my blood drawn I go home and watch the inauguration and set out ground turkey. I have decided to make the Hawaiian meat balls for dinner - no fish for me today! Then I get a text from the little girl saying she tripped over a leg chair at school and went home early with a twisted ankle. I asked if she wanted to go to the doctor - as I was just down the street, she said no! I asked if she still wanted to come over, she said yes...

Anyway, I did get up this morning at 4:35 and did about 40 minutes of zumba. After DH put my strip of carpet in the family room, it was much better.

B: maple & french toast flavoried granola, green tea (I bought this green tea at Burlington coat factory it says that it contains carcinia combogia to help with cravings. I drank this and will not drink it again. I swear it tasted just like I was drinking tea straight out of an ashtray! Back in the day when people smoked in diners, I would bus tables and have to wipe these ashtrays out and it smells just like that! Disgusting!

S: sweet and salty protein breakfast bar

L: lean cuisine spinach and artichoke panini, apple, baby bell cheese

D: ground turkey meatballs, egg noodles, green beans

Not many plans this weekend. I would like to declutter some areas, we'll see how that works out.

Have a great evening! IP

 

Progress as of today: 15.6 lbs lost so far, only 96 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 01/20/2017:
Well done on the calories.


Donkey on 01/21/2017:
Catholics are not required to eat fish on Fridays any more except during Lent.



InnerPeace - Thursday Jan 19, 2017

Weight: 306.0

So the good thing is I've lost weight, however, since my weight is higher than 306 I can't change anything! Bummer, Oh well I will change it when I finally get back to 306 and below.

Drama and more drama surround my life! Parenting sucks...kids sucks! I am so relieved my son made it into adulthood. I have severe doubts for my husband's son. I wrote hm a letter giving him four examples how other young men in my life have failed in life because they have no education and stress my family out trying to support them and keep them out of jail and out of trouble. I believe this stems from not spanking their a$$es when they were little! Spanking and discipline is so much different than abuse! And I hope there is a special place in H3ll for parents who let their children drop out of school.

DH and I picked up the girl and she told us of the weekend drama that had to do with keys being taken away, phones being shut off and the police being called. I hate that this girl stays in a home like this. There are just no words to describe sufficiently how I feel. How about I just had my hair colored on Sunday, I can already feel the gray coming back through.

We had grilled cheese sandwiches and soup for dinner. I think mine was sirloin and vegetable, but the sirloin smelled like dogfood so I gave it to Steve, he didn't like it either. He liked the grilled cheese better. I had a yogurt afterwards and ended the night with 1461 calories.

I spent most of the evening looking for pictures from a job I had when I first started DD back in 2001. The bank was reorganized and most lost our jobs, but anyway, they are having a reunion and I wanted to submit some pictures that I took of fun times. I also wrote a letter to a hopeful pen pal.

Then because the internet was down at work yesterday, I have crazy paranoia about clouds and banking and after tomorrow I hope nothing all of a sudden crashes because of the wackos who are antiTrump. I'm stressing myself out about this. I was freaking out at 6:45 when someone pulled into my driveway. I had so many thoughts going through my head...is this my DH's son coming to ask to stay here? Has something happened to someone and they couldn't get in contact with us? Some many morose thoughts...I may be making an appointment to talk to someone next week as well.

I slept pretty well, however, I did not get up and do my zumba, because my legs are sore. I will give them a day of rest and get back up tomorrow. I know it's making a different. I even feel better during the day.

B: yogurt; iced vanilla latte (milk and latte mix)

S: breakfast granola bar

L: lean cuisine salisbury steak and mac & cheese (270 calories) and orange - only three more left - they will all be out of the freezer - this is from DH cleaning it out. I think we bought 5 meals for $10 on sale a few months ago.

S: balanced breaks

D: I think is quinoa vegetable crunch burgers with avocado - again with the frozen stuff in the freezer (but I like these)

I came to work today...to get away from stress LOL. Have a great evening!

S: 

Progress as of today: 15.6 lbs lost so far, only 96 lbs to go!

puddles on 01/19/2017:
Congrats you are doing a great job with your food choices and it is paying off.


grannyannie on 01/20/2017:
Congrats on losing!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/20/2017:
Hi InnerP!

I’m so glad that you are losing weight as you should be because you are eating really well! I’m so glad that your decision to attend to what you eat and be more mindful or at least choosing healthier options has given you the reward of weight loss! And probably feeling better too! Happy for you!

Yes I am nervous for your hubby’s son but what about your son who has done well…hold old is he? What does your son do? I’m glad things have worked out for your son. I am sure you gave him just as much if not more than you give little girl. You are an extremely caring and giving person….and always remember (as you are doing more of now) to take care of yourself also ! ;)

It’s sad how some kids don’t have people looking after them and all sorts of strange situations with not enough parenting or any parenting and kids are left behind or to fend for themselves which doesn’t always work out.

Yes, I agree that’s not the right household situation for this girl at all. It’s unfortunate when things cannot be taken care of within the house and within the family and cops need to be called. It is sad when adults cannot manage the household, etc. But then again, there’s a lot of disconnect and hardship and stress and unfortunate situations out in our country and the world. But back to your situation, I’m sorry about the girl. She is not deserving of all the bad influences that she unfortunately witnesses too often..at least that’s not the case at your place! You can only control so much – and InnerP I’m glad you give the girl a good situation and good care when she stays with you! Be proud of yourself!

Grilled Cheese can be healthy if it’s a small sandwich yes…I never liked cheese but lots of people eat it…and it’s a change from eating meat…and mixed with soup is a good idea – sorry the soup tasted bad! I actually ordered a grilled sandwich for lunch today…can’t wait!

Try not to let everyone else’s stress (anti trump stuff, your husband’s son) bring you down too much to the point where you are getting anxious so much…some things are not in your control (like the anti trump stuff)…I look at the girl who’s birthday is today at my work…and…she’s just so happy…nothing gets in the way of her happiness almost EVER! It amazes me sooo much. I couldn’t be like her if I tried…but it’s worth it to try to learn some of her principles! She’s a wonderful person she’s 29…parents are gone..but despite it all, she’s lead a very happy life.

innerpeace on 01/20/2017:
My son is 30 - he is active duty air force stationed in Georgia, USA.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/20/2017:
oh wow...what an honorable job...!!!



InnerPeace - Wednesday Jan 18, 2017

Weight: 306.0

Air fried chicken and steamed Brussels sprouts for dinner. A yogurt afterwards ended the evening with 1349 calories. I walked the dog and watched the movie Gone Girl. DH and I were very disappointed with the ending. Both of us had better scenarios than how it ended. I'm glad I didn't pay to watch it.

DH and Steve felt I had to be woken at 12:30 - Steve woke DH up and in turn DH wakes me up flopping around on the bed. I was able to get up at 4:50 and get Zumba in. I have to make a few changes in the family room but thinking I can stick with it for awhile. Afterwards had a cup of green tea and the showered.

Worst thing at work EVER...no internet today! Thanks to careless city worker cutting the fiber optic cable. Makes for long afternoon and I missed a webinar I was scheduled to do at 1:00 pm.

DH nixed the yoga tonight - he forgot the mats and we won't have time to get them and get to class - maybe I can do it at home. Oh and we have the girl tonight...ugh!

B: yogurt, iced vanilla latte

S: baby bell cheese

L: lean cuisine pizza - DH cleaning out freezer - apple, orange

S: balanced breaks

D:??? Thinking soup and grilled turkey and Swiss

Have a great evening.... more to say but not a fan of pecking it On my phone keypad.

Progress as of today: 15.6 lbs lost so far, only 96 lbs to go!

Horn_of_plenty on 01/18/2017:
Maybe i should buy myself Netflix and watch more movies about relationships so i can learn something...

I am so impressed with your eating and nutrition. Dinner sounds amazing.

Are you tracking if you have lost weight? I hope you don't mind my asking?

innerpeace on 01/19/2017:
Yes I am using the LoseIt App to track my calories. I have lost weight about six pounds, but I never updated my starting weight...so I will just change it when I get below what I have posted for now.


Horn_of_plenty on 01/19/2017:
no internet at work does suck....i am on there QUITE A BIT! And i don't regret that decision ever!


jayhawkjen on 01/19/2017:
How do you like your air fryer? Someone at my office just bought one, I had never heard of this appliance.

innerpeace on 01/19/2017:
we absolutely love it. It does a great job. The only thing is sometimes depending on the size of the chicken, we have to cook it separately and then the first one gets cold. But the food we have cooked in it always has tasted good. We have cooked chicken, beef and pork, frozen snacks (stuffed wonton, stuffed doritos, jalopeno poppers, etc) and I even roasted potatoes and carrots to accompany my crockpot roast. Very happy with this purchase.



InnerPeace - Tuesday Jan 17, 2017

Weight: 306.0

DH got home and found the soy sauce for me. I didn't know I would have to climb half-way deep into the food cabinet to find it. I got the tofu bacon recipe from a meatless friend. He said it was very good for making meatless BLTs. Here is the recipe should you be so brave.

Firm tofu sliced

1 tsp onion powder

1 Tbsp nutrian yeast (optional)

2 Tbsps soy sauce

1 1/2 Tbsps maple syrup

1 Tbsp oil

1 1/2 tsp liquid smoke

Dip tofu in marinade and then bake for 15 minutes on 375F. He said it should be crispy, depending on your slices. He had about 16 pieces slided from his firm tofu.

I was wide awake at 4:30. I got up and went downstairs; did some zumba drank a cup of green tea and relazed for about 20 minutes before taking a shower. Feeling pretty good in the early afternoon...I hope I don't fade away as the day passes. - And then my stupid fitbit was out of life. I usually get an email and/or text letting me know the battery is low, but I didn't get that text or email - so missed some steps - bummed!

It has been raining all day - the sun is out right this minute but more rain coming. I would prefer it be cold and snowy now instead of in March and April...oh weather!

B: yogurt, iced vanilla latte

S: banana

L: left over avocado and walnut pesto penne with chicken, apple, carrots and cherry tomatos

S: balanced breaks

D: TBD - chicken is thawed but I wanted to keep that for chicken chili

 

Have a great evening!

 

Progress as of today: 15.6 lbs lost so far, only 96 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/17/2017:
even though you missed the steps, i can tell you were active :) and that's the important part...

excellent eating...how did your tofu turn out? i am a horrible chef so i don't see myself trying that recipe any time soon lol...but it looks tasty!


Donkey on 01/17/2017:
...I wish I could wake wide awake at 4:30am... Isn't it incredible how much you can get done when you wake up early? I get up around 5am every day, but don't mentally "wake up" until about 6:30a, so I pretty much waste 1.5 hours each morning just trying to convince myself to get started. Yep.


grannyannie on 01/17/2017:
Sounds good! I eat tofu about 3 or 4 times a week, but never had it as bacon.



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