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InnerPeace - Monday Apr 18, 2016

Weight: 311.9

Took the weekend off...well sorta.

I left work early on Friday because my back was hurting so bad, so I went home, took a muscle relaxer and pain killer and slept until 4:00 pm when it was time to pick up the little girl. DH was working late and I was not up to cooking so we got pizza. DH finally got home, they were there, but I don't remember much.

Saturday I felt better so the little girl and I went on the Bag Lady Tour which consisted of twelve small businesses within a 50 square mile area that we went to to get our paper stamped. In each store we received a small gift - I think we came away with note pads, pens, pins, plants, seeds, lip balm, toys, a scrubby sponge and quality time in the car from 10-3. We got home about 3:30, DH was already home from work.

We had to mow - our grass was so high from it raining everyday for a week. We had to take turns, my back was tight and DH's knee is well....still paining him. I was mowing and the stupid self propelled chain or belt broke and I had to physcially push the awful heavy thing. My hands and arms are still hurting.

So I ended up mowing half the front yard and half the back yard - which was horrid because the grass was so tall and still wet! And then we couldn't talk the little girl out of pajama rama swim night so we headed off to the Rec Center. On the way we ate Taco Bell - I had a chicken chulupa and bean burrito. We got there about 7:00, swam until 7:40. I noticed the little girl had a round mark on her shoulder, it looked like a thumb print. I thought someone may have manhandled her but upon closer inspection, it is ringworm! Really! This disgusts me. So we get out of the pool and hang out until the movie started. The movie was Peanuts, not my favorite but it was ok and we were comfortable in our pajamas. I couldn't get home fast enough I think we were all asleep by 10:30.

Sunday of course is laundry day! Joy. DH and the little girl went on a quick shopping run and I cleaned a little house and dishes. My back is better but now my arms and right shoulder are very sore...from mowing! I told DH we would have to look into getting the mower fixed or buy a rider.

We did go on our first hike Sunday afternoon, it was a short hike looking at blue bells, didn't see much because of the late snow the naturalist said we were a few weeks behind the blooming curve. We got home with enough time to finish the laundry, feed the little girl (DH grilled steak, salad and rice) when her mom came to pick her up and has no idea the little girl has ringworm. Of course she wouldn't, it's not like she sees her everyday - sarcasm!

I was up most of the night with shoulder pain, I took a pain killer but couldn't find a comfortable position...it was hard to blow dry my hair this morning, but I made it to work.

Not a good eating weekend, but we did get plenty of movement and exercise - on Saturday I logged over 10,000 steps, Sunday almost 7,000 so I am pretty Ok with that.

Here's hoping you all have a great Monday!

B: toast, vanilla iced latte

S: yogurt protein bar

L: 1/2 turkey swiss sandiwich, tangerines

S: TBD

D: ground turkey something - not sure what DH has planned.

 

Progress as of today: 9.7 lbs lost so far, only 101.9 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/18/2016:
Hi IP! I hope you have recovered mostly from Friday’s annoying pain. Saturday sounds wonderful & you do deserve it. All the little gifts sound fun – something I’d enjoy doing even now at 33yrs old! In NY, we have the opposite going on. No rain for 6 days straight now. But we get it every now & then, it’s not like a drought. Oh man, I think house chores are the most annoying type of exercise known to man. From cleaning the bathroom to yardwork, they don’t produce the same sorta muscles as going to the gym but they are so much more challenging type of work to do! I love those chalupa things! I had a Taco Bell bean burrito phase as well. I remember still – it’s only around 400 cals (similar to the chalupa interestingly), but the bean burrito has a lot of fiber whereas the chalupa has a lot of fat. I’d always order them fresco style with extra salsa which Taco Bell makes so well! Ahh, you practically have me craving Taco Bell at 9:38am at work! LOL. So what’s being done about ringworm? I think you should def get a rider! It will be so much better for you both! If I were feeling better, I’d be happy to go to Washington DC. I am sure all the beautiful Cherry Blossom Trees are now in bloom there. I know for a fact my “semi-boss” at work went. Oh, that man lives the life! LOL. I don’t know a week he actually works that is full hours, like EVER! Like several other bosses, he takes full advantage of his status. And helps nobody else. Like, I don’t think he really asks as a boss IMO. Sometimes, it’s a nice change a pace to move a little more. Same with me. I actually took a nice (short, but long for me I guess – under a half hour) walk. I’m going to slowly build up my strength. I am still tired out by walking even just a mile! Out of shape. But I look in shape! Due to all of the weightlifting I do. Like I said, weightlifting yields muscles that yard work never could! Even though yard work is so much more difficult! Anyways, cheers to this week. Let’s get it done right! I’m already looking forward to lunch & dinner & reading tonight. I’d like to do the minimum this week. I’ll try, LOL.


puddles on 04/18/2016:
You had a busy weekend and a lot of activities and a lot of yard work. So glad I do not own anymore. Have a great week.


thinnside40 on 04/18/2016:
I'm tired reading your agenda :)



InnerPeace - Thursday Apr 14, 2016

Weight: 311.9

It's amazing how we continuously set ourselves up for failure. I know want I want to do, but something in my head refuses to let me get past that barrier to actually take steps and do it. We picked the little girl up and the first thing she told me...i pass the Dog Days AR test. I was so excited for her. I am glad reading with her and studying with her helped her past that test! So to celebrate we went to Steak and Shake! Unbelievable. DH made a point to tell her that after this weekend we are not going to eat 'like this' anymore! Yes and I've said that a hundred times or more, well I will say it a hundred more until I actually do something about it.

Needless to say, I finished way over my calories with the end result of 2454. I had a hamburger (no cheese) and a Heath Bar milk shake - looking that up almost 1000 calories just for the stupid shake....OMG, but it was delicous.

I printed off the sheets for our hiking stick program. The rquirements went up from 6 to 10 hikes this year and up in the different parks from 4 to 6. We have until June 30th to get this finished.

I scheduled the Little girl and I to go on a Bag Lady Tour on Saturday, the weather should be nice and we like to just drive around so we will do this while DH works.

Work was tolerable today, but will be happy when it is over.

B: blueberry bagle w/cream cheese, iced vanilla latte

S: yogurt protein bar

L: 1/2 turkey pastrami sandwhich, swiss cheese (NO MAYO), chips, tangerines

S: balanced breaks

I guess we will do something with the chicken we didn't eat last night.

Have a good one! IP

Progress as of today: 9.7 lbs lost so far, only 101.9 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 04/14/2016:
Hiking sounds good! Enjoy!


puddles on 04/14/2016:
Wow that is a good hike 10. I would never be able to do that. Have a great evening.


hollybelle on 04/14/2016:
I have found I really have to interrupt the cycle of bad choices - once I have a few days of better choices behind me it gets easier. I find if I concentrate on the good feeling that comes from making good choices rather than the good feeling that comes and quickly leaves when I "treat" myself I am happier longer. I hope that makes sense. I have noticed that when I am about to go over the edge and choose to eat that "treat" or not so good choice of food I have to stop and remind myself - it doesn't come naturally - but - the more I do it the easier it gets next time. Then I have to remember that I can't do great ALL the time - just 90% or so and I'll still reach my goals. I tend to be an all or nothing type of thinker - and I have to consciencey choose moderation!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/15/2016:
Pastrami is sooo good :)

If you aren't going to eat "like this" anymore, you will have to look for alternative restaurants that serve healthier food. Luckily, almost all restaurants have healthy options these days. Even Denny's! Yes, that "American Diner" place that I went to for like the 2nd time in my life on my way back from Atlantic City. Denny's actually had some tasty vegetables (sautéed squash that was actually good!), egg whites over TONS of TASTY vegetables also - I was extremely impressed, and I also ate almost a whole biscuit as a treat, and of course it was good.

so, whatever restaurant you go to, if you can develop new behaviors of eating tons of vegetables and less of everything else (just small portions of the rest - and I think studies say to enjoy the carbs at the end of the meal - when you are already full)...and you will lose weight and still enjoy going out to eat :)

best wishes...have a nice day today.


cybermom4 on 04/15/2016:
Also, check your grocery story for Weight Watcher Smart meals on sale. They are already prepped and all you do is heat and eat. I know it is tough - I ran to the grocery store yesterday after work and bought a fruit tray and passed the whoopie pies (AKA Gobs) and yes, I bought a package!! I should give them to the kids, but I LOVE them!! I have been cutting them into pieces and nibbling but it is not going to help the bottom line. I know this in my head - but I have to get it into my heart.



InnerPeace - Wednesday Apr 13, 2016

Weight: 311.9

Having the feels today!

OMG I can't believe how sore my body is W1/D2 complete.

The worst feeling in the world is....dried up/dry rotted rubber bands. They feel disgusting, that is right, dry rotted rubber bands around files that should have been destroyed ten years ago. But today I think I may be finished for awhile.

I am still waiting on the Naitonal Center of Environmental Information with instructions on what to do with this data from the late 1800's. We are moving offices in November and I don't want to move them, I would rather ship them off now. Waiting on people to do my job.

Last night DH grilled steak out, we had green beans and a high sodium pasta side dish. I have been brining these dinner flaws to his attention. Trust me I am so grateful that he cooks and shops but not to the detriment of my weight! He says he understands and will adjust his shopping list...we will see. I finished the day with 2117 calories...high because...oreos (these are now gone)!

Tonight is a little girl night, we actually have nothing planned so maybe get a walk in after homework.

B: blue berry bagel, iced vanilla latte

S: yogurt protein bar

L: turkey pastrami, tangerines, a few doritos

S: balanced breaks

D: DH took chicken out

Have a great night!

Progress as of today: 9.7 lbs lost so far, only 101.9 lbs to go!

thinnside40 on 04/13/2016:
Hope you get to go for a walk!


puddles on 04/13/2016:
Always nice to go for a walk after dinner. Enjoy your evening.


hollybelle on 04/13/2016:
Balancing walk would be nice.



InnerPeace - Tuesday Apr 12, 2016

Weight: 311.9

DH and I ran the errands and got back home. We ate the veal parmasean leftovers. I had oreos - remember I said I didn't go shopping? 

We did have a heart to heart about the little girl and her weight. DH agreed he would quit buying crap at the store, we will see. I never did hear anything back from the mother, I knew I wouldn't but I was hoping, you know?

Since the right side car mirror was torn off by the crazy bird I think I twisted my back craning to see traffic, I will try to do my c25k after work. About 9 o'clack last night I said I was going to bed I was so tired, but the stupid dog had me up at 11:00. He was not ready to go to bed. I think he gets lonely or misses me, he stayed up until 1:00 am, and then I went back to bed. When the alarm went off at 5:00 to get up, that didn't happen. Still a little tired today.

B: blueberry bagel, cream cheese, iced vanilla latte

S: yogurt protein bar

L: turkey patrami sandwich, swiss cheese, greek yogurt, tangerine

S: balanced breaks

I do not know what is for dinner.

work is a stupid idiot today!

Have a great evening!

 

Progress as of today: 9.7 lbs lost so far, only 101.9 lbs to go!

puddles on 04/12/2016:
Hope you get some rest tonight.


grannyannie on 04/12/2016:
Oreos are a weakness of mine. Can't have them in the house.


hollybelle on 04/12/2016:
I feel ya on the Oreos. My husband who NEVER brings home sweets brought home about 6 4 packs of Reese's cups about 3 weeks ago - I have had more than I needed to! But not as much as I could have! I will be SO glad when they are all GONE!


thinnside40 on 04/12/2016:
Hoping you have a good start and day on Wednesday!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/13/2016:
If you do quit buying junk food, try to replace it with something instead. So, for instance, if you were going to have oreos, now replace that with grapes....don't "not eat" just replace what you would have eaten with something else so that you don't feel starved...! and good for you on having the talk over you little lovie girl!



InnerPeace - Monday Apr 11, 2016

Weight: 311.9

Wow I love how Monday can kick you in the teeth for one reason or another.

Everything was good this morning. I left at 10:00 to get the little girl to her doctor's appointment. I ask myself why, when her mother doesn't work - Hello? What is wrong with this picture? I have to fill out camp paperwork and for the last two years I haven't put a name on the form because she has always been right down the street from me if something happened. However, since I changed jobs, she will be going to a new place so I wanted to have the forms completely filled out.

I told the little girl what the doctor would do, check you over. He will touch your face and press on your stomach. She wasn't very happy with me. My main reason was the allergy consult, which I got. But he was really concerned with her tonsils and recommended removal if she started getting sore throats, which she hasn't been.

And then he was concerned with her weight. I was a little shocked as I didn't think she weighed as much as she does. She measured in at 5'1" and weighs 184 pounds. Shocking. I can only control what goes on at my house. He wants her to be more active...oh about that we have tried but again, one household does it, the other doesn't. It is hard. We are signed up for the hiking stick program again this summer and I will try to get her doing other stuff whenever she is over.

I sent an email to her mom but do not expect any kind of response:

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B: blueberry bagle, iced vanilla latte

L: roast beef, swiss sandwhich (on 45 calorie pepperidge farms light wheat bread), tangerine

S: balanced breaks

D: left over veal parmasean

DH and I have errands this evening - he ordered something and we have to pick it up at Home Depot. I have a book on hold that I need to pick up at the library and the I wanted some ear candles at Target which is right next door to Home Depot, we should be able to get that done....maybe.

Progress as of today: 9.7 lbs lost so far, only 101.9 lbs to go!

thinnside40 on 04/11/2016:
Thankful she has you to help guide her at least. May you have good rest tonight and feel refreshed in the morning.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/12/2016:
I am surprised by her weight too as I think you posted a photo a long time ago and I don't think she weighed that much yet? unless i'm thinking of someone else's photo on here.

keep showing your little girl love. & keep giving her the world. I feel terrible for her. but everything you give helps her so much.



InnerPeace - Sunday Apr 10, 2016

Weight: 311.9

Oh Saturday! Woke up with a bad migraine, slept most of the day. I haven't had a nausea driven, upset stomach migraine in a long time. I could hardly keep my eyes open, the light would drill into my brain. I finally got up and around about 3:30, cleaned a little house and waited on DH to get home. He said he was hungry and if I wanted we could just eat and forget about the play. Well after dinner I felt ok and we went to the play. We ate at  a place called Rockne's I think was in an old Bennigan's restaurant. I had a terminator sandwich, it was just beef, cheese with a few french fries on it. DH had a fajita platter. We took half of the food with us, we couldn't eat it all.

The play, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown was about a man wooing three different women and all the drama involved. It was cute!

We slept on Sunday till about 8:30 and I was up and started laundry. I contemplated doing my c25K, but kept putting it off. DH went shopping without me and I stayed home and did some more around the house. He gets home and we unload groceries. He cooks us veal parmasean and I look up and it is already 5:30....procrastination is a ****.

I did do day 1 of the c25k, I felt ok, my back got a little tight and the last of the six one minute runs, was a little hard, but I finished it. I was proud of myself.

Now I am home and resting until sleep time. I just don't want to go to work, as the new show  promo says...work is a stupid idiot! I will go in but will leave to take the little girl to the doctor and then back again. I hope the doctor orders the skin test to see what all she is allergic to.

Have a good Sunday evening. IP

 

Progress as of today: 9.7 lbs lost so far, only 101.9 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 04/10/2016:
I get enough drama from one woman. Three would be intolerable. Good going with eating 1/2 your meal and keeping up on the exercise.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/11/2016:
Cheers and I am so happy for you doing the couch to 5k. Amazing....

I think I shall follow one of these for my own training in cardio! Thank you for getting me interested in it! I will actually do it slower than the recommended process so I ensure I don't injure myself! thank you!


puddles on 04/11/2016:
Glad to hear you did not miss out completely of your date night. Have a great Monday.



InnerPeace - Friday Apr 08, 2016

Weight: 311.9

Slow day at work and laying around and relaxing this Friday night. Tonight and tomorrow we have more snow coming, they say about 6 inches. WOW! Hello Spring.

I read with the little girl last night, she is ready to take the AR test, but she had excuses as to why she didn't take it. Maybe she did today. I won't see here again until Monday morning, when I am taking her to the doctor appointment. I want to ask for a skin test because she is always hacking and coughing and I think she is allergic to everything. I had DH text and remind the exwife to get her out of school Monday morning and still she is with this attitude, that the little girl will miss dress down day because her attendance record will be messed up. Really? Do you not care that your daughter hacks and coughs all night long? Last fall she was in the emergency room because her leg swelled up...from getting infected from all the bug bites. Stupid lady! I told her I will take her back after the appointment, she won't miss the entire day. This is the same lady that said she can't have braces because someone will make fun of her...and the same woman married to the man who said libraries are stupid! Go figure!

B: multi grain cheerios, iced vanilla latte

L: chicken sandwich, fiber one bar

S: tangerines

D: left over chicken sandwiches

Ending the day with 2,016 calories, I had hostess cupcakes, why? because I'm a food addict! Sweet tooth rules my mind.

Tomorrow is date night, we are supposed to go out to eat and have tickets to a play. Looking forward to a night out.

Tomorrow....the house cleaning beckons

Sunday C25K Day 1!

Enjoy the weekend. IP

 

 

 

Progress as of today: 9.7 lbs lost so far, only 101.9 lbs to go!

cybermom4 on 04/09/2016:
Sounds like you have a lot on your plate. Just keep steady and all will work out.


puddles on 04/09/2016:
Sugar was hard to give up for me also but now I do not even think about and it is a relief. Enjoy your date night.


hollybelle on 04/09/2016:
Have a great night out. Poor little girl. My granddaughter is allergic to a lot of things and keeps a cough, despite being taken to the doc all the time, they can't seem to clear it up. Hope you can help your little one.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/10/2016:
Sorry you got the snow! That's toooo much man! We just got rain this time around. So Spring is here for us but still chilly willy!

Enjoy your date night! I lived it up partying more than I ever did in my entire life on Friday night!



InnerPeace - Thursday Apr 07, 2016

Weight: 311.9

Yes! No fish last night, DH wanted to go to the blue sky. I had a chicken ranch wrap, DH ate my french fries, and I had a cup of chicken noodle soup. 1342 calories.

I plugged in my fitbit, but forgot it this morning.

This is a little girl night and will probably help her with some reading and homework.

DH took out chicken for dinner and he usually cooks that.

B: multi grain cheerios

L: peanut butter sandwich, tangerines, fiber one fart bar

S: trail mix

It is supposed to s know tonight again....this weather is getting me down. The lawn is getting long and will be super hard to mow if/when the grass ever dries out. That one weekend, when everyone was mowing....I now know why! I work at the weather service and do NOT even pay attention to it. I will change that one day.

No big plans, house cleaning.

Enjoy your evening.

Progress as of today: 9.7 lbs lost so far, only 101.9 lbs to go!

hollybelle on 04/07/2016:
Good calories!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/08/2016:
I hope you & girlie had a nice evening together & that you helped her with her work. :) you are a loving woman. Be proud of yourself!



InnerPeace - Wednesday Apr 06, 2016

Weight: 311.9

Calories last night 1649.

A friend of mine talked me into registering for a virtual race. Not racing anyone but myself. I will charge my fitbit tonight and get registered. A trip through OZ.

I also decided to start the Couch to 5K program again (C25K) without DH. He is still not 100% after his knee surgery, so this is a lone venture. I will start on Sunday morning snow or NO snow, it's going to happen.

B: multi grain cheerios, iced vanilla latte

L: left over turkey burger, lemon fiber one bar

S: trail mix

D: TBD DH said something about fish, but this could change as he already texted me to tell me he still has $20 if I wanted to go to Blue Sky.

Raining and thudnerstorms going on here, quite the show at the weather service!

No real plans for this evening, may check out some yoga.

Have a good evening.

IP

Progress as of today: 9.7 lbs lost so far, only 101.9 lbs to go!

puddles on 04/06/2016:
April snow time I hate it. Enjoy your walk.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/07/2016:
nice job on both the virtual race (which sounds AMAZING!) and the fit to 5k venture! keep us updated!!



InnerPeace - Tuesday Apr 05, 2016

Weight: 311.9

DH and I didn't have the left over pork chops. We go to IHOP instead. I wanted pancakes but opted for two eggs and bacon with brioche toast. It was pretty good. I suck though because when DH was picking up his medication he brought me a Hershey bar. We ate it. Way over on calories because of it . Finished with 2296.

Today was difficult at work. I have tons of stuff to do but feel overwhelmed at times, so I find myself just sitting. My boss was out today so that was easier for me to try and relax a little. I organized some stuff and I'm still tossing and shredding stuff that is 15-30 years old...no relevance whatsoever!

Over the weekend I helped the little girl read and study for her AR test for the Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days. We read the book, talked about, went over every part of it. I found a book review quiz online and she took it. Only missing one of the 25 questions. I was hopeing she would take the actual test today at school.  When she gets in the car, I asked her if she took the AR test. She says, No I didn't have the book. OMG I had the book, it was due back to the library. I asked if she needed the book? She said not really...then why the hell did she say that? I told her if she needed the book, we can renew it and she can take it to take the test. Did she or did she not need the book. She said she didn't. Now I don't know. WHy is she like that? it stresses me out!  She tells DH that her mom's license is suspended....I was trying to find out why, but she said she didn't know. That her mom was pulled over. DH says he thinks its because she didn't have car insurance, but I don't know, someone came and picked her up, so I hope she gets home. I mean I know she is going home, I just don't know who is driving her...aunt, uncle, grandma...

B: toast; iced vanilla latte

S: yogurt protein bar

L: roastbeef sandwhich

S: tangerine

D: a recipe for party sandwiches DH found on the book of face. He used ground turkey instead of beef and they turned out pretty good.

The little girl and I were at the library getting another book. We will be reading Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Ramona and Beezus and a Star Darlings book. I read the Diary of the Wimpy kid book this eveing, they make me laugh, because I can see this happening in real famlies. I think it will be a good tool to help the little girl. She can read all she wants, but it doesn't help if she isn't paying attention to what she is reading. That is why I started to read it, to ask her questions....maybe this approach will work.

I  didn't add my calories up yet, I will do it first thing tomorrow.

DH and I decided to try to go to a Y closer to our work. We can go and stay about 45 minutes to an hour and let the traffic die down. We are checking this one out tomorrow. This is the one the little girl will be doing her summer camp at, so we will see.

Hope you all have a great Wednesday!

Progress as of today: 9.7 lbs lost so far, only 101.9 lbs to go!


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