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InnerPeace - Friday Feb 10, 2017

Weight: 306.0

DH and I picked up the girl and got home. They showered and I made the goulash. It turned out pretty well, but I think I added too many noodles. I ended the day with 1373 calories. I'm ok with this. DH and the girl went to pick up a presecription and I washed the dishes. DH told me the girl told him she can no longer go to her grandma's house because apparently the grandma said something bad about her step-dad. Poor girl.

Went to bed about 10:00 but my dog wanted me up at midnight. I was up for about 45 minutes and then went back to bed. Was up again at 4:40 to get the zumba in. I did about 45 minutes of zumba and drank some iced tea.

I had an appointment to get blood work at the VA but I forgot all about it until after I ate breakfast. I will reschedule it for another day.

B: yogurt, iced vanilla latte

S: apple

L: left over goulash, orange, balanced breaks

S: sting cheese

D: probably Subway

DH and I are going to Sandusky to the Meijers grocery store and he said something about Ryan's but I don't think I will be eating there, no self control some times. We will just eat at subway before we go.

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

Horn_Of_Plenty on 02/10/2017:
I might to subway tonight also...this would be a really salty day for me then...since breakfast and lunch were salty too...but...at least they weren't sugary also!? right!?

i thought goulash was like a veggie dish? i am thinking of a sorta stew / sorta side dish of mainly squash cooked with eggplant also and tomato in a light sauce...i want to make that !!

Great eats for you today! nicely done!

i get you with no self control - easier to stick to usual routine food...unless you got some really healthy veggies at Meijers?

have a wonderful weekend!!

Donkey on 02/11/2017:
Sounds like you're doing very well! One of my co-workers loves Zumba too. This is something that I cannot do because of lower back problems, and I'm not much of a dancer either, but she says she has a LOT of fun :-)

innerpeace on 02/13/2017:
I can't dance either, but I keep moving and I have fun!

InnerPeace - Thursday Feb 09, 2017

Weight: 306.0

I was unable to walk the dog, a snow squall passed through right after we got home from work, glad we didnt' have to drive in it. DH air fried some chicken and we had some brocolli and salad it was all very good. Finished the day with 1501 calories. There are a few items I can take off this list and will not eat them - like the breakfast bar and gold fish that is 360 calories I don't need. I eat them because they are in my lunch box.

B: yogurt, oikos and iced vanilla latte

S: apple

L: 1/2 ham and cheese sanwich, orange, gold fish

S: balanced breaks

D: I am making goulash with a vegetable, probably green beans

We have the girl tonight.

DH and I have some plans tomorrow, again weather pending. I wanted to go to the Home and Garden Show so DH says we should go right after work. Saturday we are driving to Sandusky to go grocery shopping...because they have the yogurt I want and my vanilla latte drink.

Was up this morning and did 45 minutes of zumba and had my Acai berry green tea. I am starting to enjoy this and miss it when I don't do some movement. So maybe I will stick with this for awhile. I may try the C25K again when the weather warms up. I got 2/3 of the way through it the last time we tried. So high hopes! Enjoy the evening!

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

grannyannie on 02/09/2017:
Good menu! Stay warm and be careful on slippery roads.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 02/10/2017:
i get ya...when something healthy is aruond (work vending machine) or if i buy it - i'm gonna eat it. best thing would be not buying them...your hubby is being a bad boy!

goulash sounds so tasty! I am gonna i think make one soon...I am enjoying cooking my own food...it's crazy how fast i eat it up though!

45 min of zumba is so good for you. I am also gonna try jogging little by little after this spring. i think in summer i'll try again.

InnerPeace - Wednesday Feb 08, 2017

Weight: 306.0

We got the girl and went to Cracker Barrell for DH. We just didn't feel like cooking and what better excuse than birthdays!! I'm okay today but still...

Was up at 4:30 this a.m. and did the short workout (35 minutes) of zumba, relaxed on the sofa with my Acai berry green tea. I did wonder upstairs and take a shower. It's amazing how time flies getting to work, but then it just seems to stand still while here.

DH received a message from his doctor telling him good job on getting his blood sugar under better control and he is now approved for his partial knee replacement surgery. I asked him to schedule it before the end of the month so I could be here while he's healing. If he can't do that he will have to wait until I get back in March from my mini vacation to get this scheduled. The sooner the better though, I know he has been in pain for the last nine months.

B: yogurt, iced vanilla latte

S: almond sweat and salty breakfast bar

L: 1/2 ham and cheese sandwich, orange, apple, gold fish crackers

S: balanced breaks

D: chicken, salad and a vegetable

I may try to get the dog walked tonight. He has been really skittish and not wanting to go - I'm thinking he's scared of the dog that snapped at him, he hasn't been the same since. I am very sleeping at work today, so I might also get to bed early - that is 10:00 pm for me.

Have a great night! IP

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

Horn_of_plenty on 02/09/2017:
Time does fly getting to work...i must leave earlier...been getting to work late around 5min late everyday. I always make up the time - but it's not a good foot to start the day out on!

yes, i hope he's able to schedule the replacement for earlier rather than after your trip also..

sorry your doggie is still anxious awwwww!

InnerPeace - Tuesday Feb 07, 2017

Weight: 306.0

Oh Monday -we had grilled pork chops, cauliflower tots and  riced caulfower and sweet potatoes. I ended the day with 1416 calories.

DH was falling asleep early so he talked me into going to bed at 9:00. This will not happen again. My dog was having a fit of itching and scratching and his tags kept jingling me awake. I finally got up at 1:00 and gave him a bath with the soothing pet shampoo. I guess he figured out I was just trying to help him and kept still enough to get finished. I stayed up until about 2:30 and couldn't get back to sleep. And then when I did I was having crazy, stupid dreams. Needless to say I didn't get up with the alarm went off at 4:30. And I forgot to put my fitbit back on - didn't take it out of the charging station.

We have the girl tonight.

B: yogurt, iced vanilla latte

S: sweet and salty almond breakfast bar

L: 1/2 peanut butter, gold fish, apple, orange

S: balanced breaks

D: something with chicken

Today is a slow day at work - making it last forever!

Have a great evening!

Went to dinner with DH for his birthday...again! Big mistake...big - Ended the night with 2599 calories - this includes Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, three biscuits and a goo goo cluster! I will just get up and go tomorrow and do what I've been doing!

Feeling a little angry at myself- but will be better tomorrow.

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

Donkey on 02/07/2017:
Don't get angry, get back on track tomorrow and move forward :-)

grannyannie on 02/07/2017:
You're allowed to indulge on birthdays! Just get back to your healthy calories!

Horn_of_plenty on 02/08/2017:
That's a nice mix - the riced cauliflower and the sweet potato. must be good on digestion too to add the sweet potato so it's not only the cauliflower which bloats like crazy. i would do that same mix nice! thanks for the ideas.

Work has been crazy slow by me also. I can't complain as it's better than being too fast. I may have to stay late tonight - which i refuse - so i actually will have to work faster today as I'm doing an assignment that shouldn't take more than a couple days :/ I like to take a lot of breaks...and realize i have to!

I also get frustrated when my calories go too much above 2200 because it becomes annoying to balance them out for the rest of the week. But you'll be ok....and you've been doing great. so one day isn't going to make or break you. but def get back on track asap! :-D

InnerPeace - Monday Feb 06, 2017

Weight: 306.0

Friday we get the girl and get home - DH cooks chicken in the air fryer and we have riced cauliflower and some kind of kale quinoa mixture. It was pretty good. Afterwards the YAM (Young adult male - DH's son) comes over and makes his first car payment. He stayed and visted for DH for a few hours. My DH takes the high road and tells his son - "Don't wait four years to talk to your mother, life is too short." the YAM says, yes I know. I seriously doubt those words left the mom's mouth the last four years regarding DH's and YAM's relationship. It is good now, I just hope it lasts. It is funny how he texts me about things. He is proper and respectful and spells things correctly - actually I'm very surprised about this. I hope one day he finishes school. I ended the night with 1365 calories

Saturday we were supposed to go get the title changed over but the YAM had to work and DH the girl and I went to Vermilion to see an ice festival. DH normally works on Saturday so this was really nice and I loved walking around the town looking at the different ice sculptures. There was even free hot chocolate and cookies. I only drank half my hot chocolate and gave my cookie to the girl. It was cheap entertainment. Afterwards we go out to eat for DH's birthday. It is actually tomorrow, but since we had the girl with us, we we ahead and ate out.

B: crumpets, peanut butter, iced vanilla latte

Late lunch: turkey, avocado BLT on ciabatta bread, I had some onion rings and a few chips with spinach and artichoke dip

S: yogurt

The girl and I went to JCP and Sears looking for a purple outfit for me to wear at my BFF's wedding next month. Settled on a skirt and purple top.

Ending Saturday with 1622 calories - this is a lot for me

Sunday - I was up at 7:30 and was in a cleaning mood for some reason. We ate breakfast and I started laundry. I took the vacuum and cleaned along the kitchen base boards getting all the crumbs and pet hair up that the broom just totally misses. The YAM came back by and helped DH carry part of the sectional to the basement so now I have the couch and two chairs in the living room - lots more room! I also scoured the stove and got on the burned on gunk off. DH cooks buy he rarely cleans - he is a sloppy cook. The girl left about 5:30 and we just listened the the super bowl, really didn't care about who won or lost.

B: bacon, eggs, toast

Late lunch: steak, caulifower, corn

S: yogurt, gold fish

ending Sunday with 1473 calories

Was up this morning at 4:30 and did some Zumba and had some regular iced tea - I might add another exercise element in here....maybe

B: yogurt, iced vanilla latte

L: 1/2 ham and cheese sandwich, apple, orange

S: breakfast bar, orange, balanced breaks

D: pork chop and something.

Have a great Monday!


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

grannyannie on 02/06/2017:
Have a great week! Good calories.

InnerPeace - Friday Feb 03, 2017

Weight: 306.0

So yesterday was a FO day...called in sick for a mental health day! I just couldn't adult yesterday.

I got up about 8:30 and was watching TV when I talked myself into Zumba...I couldn't let it go. After Zumba I ate a late breakfast and did a lot of nothing, except feel guilty for not going to work.

Brunch: crumpets, maple peanut butter, iced vanilla latte

D: meatloaf, potatoes, salad

S: yogurt

I didn't sleep well last night. The dog growled at me to get up for some reason. I stayed up from 12:00 - 1:30 and then it took forever to fall back asleep. I was up again at 4:45 for Zumba. Drank my Acai berry tea, showered and yes...I did arrive to work today.

Felt even guiltier by everyone asking if I felt better, uh....sure!

B: yogurt, iced vanilla latte

L: 1/2 ham and cheese sandwich, gold fish, apple

S: balanced breaks

D: chicken and something not sure yet

Wednesday we had fire roasted corn for dinner. It was a steamable bag from OraIda or Green giant, not sure which but it was the best corn ever.


T: 1553

W: 1356

Th: 1018

happy will all these this week.

Have some plans this weekend - weather could be a factor

Ice sculpture fest, home and garden show. We are going out to eat somewhere for DH's birthday.

Have a great weekend. IP

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

Horn_of_plenty on 02/04/2017:
Great calories. Sometimes you just gotta take a break if it's allowed especially. I took an extra day off too (Thursday for a concert...and yesterday just to relax and sleep in after the concert).

Horn_of_plenty on 02/04/2017:
What does "FO" day mean? i know it's prob obvious...but my brain isn't working...

innerpeace on 02/06/2017:
F*ck off day!

Donkey on 02/05/2017:
I take FO to mean F**k Off -- and I'm going to start taking more of THOSE days, LOL.

Hope your weekend plans came to fruition. I'm so done with this winter weather...

InnerPeace - Wednesday Feb 01, 2017

Weight: 306.0

DH made a rotisserie chicken but it took forever to get cooked. We had stuffing and brocolli tots first and then about 20 minutes later had the chicken. It was delicious. If you haven't tried the new brocolli tots from Green Giant I highly recommend them. DH put them in the air fryer and they came out crispy and just yum.  Ended the night with 1553 calories - this is higher than it has been because of no zumba or exercise - back is still acting up.

Slept ok last night and was up early to do zumba. Drank my green tea (Acai berry) with splenda, and had my 15 minutes of meditation.

Work is crap today - I swear today has lasted forever! I can't do work if no one else does work - waiting on people to work...not my idea of a good day

I don't think I have the hang of shopping on line - the ad can say all the right words and show all the right pictures but I need to feel it and touch it and inspect it before I can determine if I want it or not. I ordered four binders a few months ago and the picture looked all right and the description sounded like what I wanted, but when they arrived they were made out of cheap material and the plastic seams split within two weeks of usage.

B: fage yogurt, iced vanilla latte

S: almond protein bar, banana

L: 1/2 roast beef and swiss sandwich with mustard, apple

S: balanced breaks

D: pot roast with carrots and potatoes

We have the girl tonight, she has a therapist apointment so we will be rushed to get things done, especially if there is homework.

Have a great night! IP

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

Horn_Of_Plenty on 02/01/2017:
I think i will see if i can find the broccoli tots in the supermarket...sounds GOOD!

Sorry about your back, your calories are good though :-D nicely done!

I've also been doing the green tea...good for antioxidants and skin and all...far better than coffee but i still reach for coffee on some days.

my work is slow also...very slow....but i'm happy, better than being stressed, always things to look at on internet and read about...

its true - buying clothes online, i never know what i am getting until it comes...it's really funny actually bc most things i buy at old navy online...i'm always surprised at the fabrics and colors in person! never what i saw online...some good and some bad. mostly good though.

try to work through being rushed...knowing there's nothing that can be done...

nice job, InnerP!

InnerPeace - Tuesday Jan 31, 2017

Weight: 306.0

After many heated discussions with DH we decided to sell my car to his son. I drafted a conditional sales agreement for him to sign. He is living with his grandmother (with two other male cousins), he said he has a job but needed time to save money. A thing he apparently couldn't do while living with his mother and step-father. My 2008 Dodge Caliber has almost 140K miles but it is still in good running order. We are selling it to him for $700 with $50 payments. Because we only want him to do good things and are trying to help him succeed at something, we agreed to pay for his insurance until the car is paid in full. Hopefully that will only be for the 14 months plus an additional month for him to get the insurance he needs. I told DH to expect some slack from his POS ex-wife.

There is also the chance for continued insurance payment should he choose to return to school and/or take classes to get his GED, but if not, the insurance will stop.

So last night DH and I go and pick up my new Buick and it is just wonderful, but I'm not going to like making a car payment - this kinda overshadows the newness of the car. After the son picks up the Caliber it is almost 7:00 so DH and I go to Steak-n-Shake. I ordered a burger and a milkshake...but I only drink 1/2 of the shake. This is a major victory for me, as normally I would have that shake drank before dinner and would be wanting another!  Ended the night with 1277 calories.

Still having issues with my back - I thought it was better yesterday after zumba - but once i bent over to pick up my phone I felt it pop again and no it is almost too sore to move or turn or twist or god forbid if I have to turn over in bed...ouch! No zumba today.

B: yogurt, iced vanilla latte

S: protein breakfast bar

L: 1/2 peanut butter sandwich, apple, 1/2 banana

S: balanced breaks

D: - rotisserie chicken (this was supposed to be last night)

Feeling a little better after lunch, I might try some form of exercise. Total 10 pounds lost in the month of January - this is good for me, will continue the journey.

Have a good night! iP


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

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/31/2017:
10lbs is quite a loss. well done, InnerPeace! Be proud. I don't think i've EVER lost that much in one month. You rock.

I'm really proud of you and you continue to be my inspiration here! along with the others of course!

Good deal with your car sales. He better pay up! and $50 payments is a decent amount that i'm sure he can keep up with.

I pay my mom $95/mo. for car payments for insurance. i'm still on theirs - and i'm 34 yrs old. lucky gal i am!

jayhawkjen on 01/31/2017:
Wow! 10 lbs. Congratulations to you! xo

InnerPeace - Monday Jan 30, 2017

Weight: 306.0

Was up at 4:45 and did about 45 minutes of Zumba and drank some green tea. Took over an hour to get to work because of the snow.

Picked up my new car today...

B: yogurt; iced vanilla latte

L: steak wrap

S: balanced breaks

D; hamburger, fried 1/2 shake

Finished the day with 1277 calories

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

Maria7 on 01/31/2017:
Good on the green tea. Have you ever tried any herbal tea?

innerpeace on 01/31/2017:
I have a few types I drink.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/31/2017:
You sound a bit busier like me? I guessed it bc of your shorter entries?

I am sorry about your back pain. Maybe bath salts? The Epsom salt i mean, if you look it up first of course? Also you may need to just relax more...so sorry you aren't feeling great.

Don't let the doctor discourage you because you have been doing not good, but GREAT, on your goals and lifestyle changes. Do NOT fall through the cracks and stop all the good you have implemented in your life :-D

innerpeace on 01/31/2017:
LOL shorter entries - because I was using my iphone and hate that I can't type - only peck one letter at a time.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/31/2017:
yep phones are annoying yes...def on this site! better on computer haha.

InnerPeace - Sunday Jan 29, 2017

Weight: 306.0

Woke up with horrible back pain this morning - spasms Did take some pain meds and went shopping with DH Armor alled the inside of the car Finished the three loads of laundry

B: toast with maple peanut butter, vanilla iced latte

L: pizza from Sam's

D: steak, cauliflower and sweet potatoes rices and salad

S: yogurt

Back still tender

Ended with more calories than I like 1574

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

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