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InnerPeace - Wednesday Sep 13, 2017

Weight: 306.0

My aggravation from work  carries over to home I think. DH and I are both irritable. I can only blame this on the eating change and sugar addiction. The pain is real y'all!

Get home and DH has dinner ready. It is a nice skillet dish with chicken, cauliflower, spinach and orzo pasta. It is ok, I of course have to add a little salt. We had about 1 1/2 servings about 352 calories. I ended the day with 1229 calories.

We had a little tiff about how much he forgets. I don't think it's normal for him to forget something I told him two days ago. 1. he doesn't listen to me at all or 2. there is something going on that I am concerned about - on set of alzheimers or dementia or something. He laughs at me. At first all he would say is I don't know - about anything. What do you think about this or how do you feel about something - there is no right or wrong answer, I was just trying to start conversation about something and he says...I don't know. What the hell is that? Is it a man thing? Finally I said, you can't say I don't know to everything. You must have an opinion about something. So now it is I don't remember or I forgot. Again, this doesn't work for me.

My best friend from highschool is a psychometrist, who gives test to neuropsychology patients to determine the extent of brain injuries. She told me this test they do is tell the paitent I'm going to give you a list of 10 words, just ordinary words now. And then she says in a few hours later they ask the patient to recall as many of the 10 words as they can. It determines short term memory or something.

Anyway I was telling my DH this and just spouted off a list of 5 words and when I ask him what were the 5 words, he says...what I wasn't even paying attention!! Seriously, that made me feel the lowest ever! How can someone just so blantenly ignore someone else like that. Or at least that is how I am feeling, maybe I am making a mountain out of a mole hill, but I do have concerns, that he continues to laugh off. Jack @SS!!

And he is sleeping in a stupid pattern and doesn't even try to fix it. He gets home about 9:30 am and sleeps from about 10:30/11:00 to 1:00 pm and then he is up again. He putters around the house and gets dinner ready (which I appreciate, but I've told him several times he can sleep and I wll cook dinner and then wake him up to eat...but I guess maybe he forgot). And then we eat and talk or do something with the girl if she is over and then he goes back to sleep until 10:30. But when he falls asleep in the chair I tell him to go to bed, he has the nerve to get mad at me. What does it matter where I sleep, he replies snarkylike!

Alas, my husband falls asleep in the chair and ignores me, why did I get married again?

So after DH falls asleep I find a recipe to try - a baked pancake. So I made them for breakfast for a few days. They turned out pretty good but stuck to the tin foil.

B: baked blueberry pancakes (blueberries were very tart) - 230 calories

S: yogurt, blueberries, granola - 141

L: left over chicken and cauliflower - 320

S: balanced breaks

D: chicken caprese - light version - will see how this turns out.

We have the girl tonight. The YA supposedly went on a job interview yesterday, hopefully that pans out in a positive manner.

Other than that...I continue to think about sweet stuff and things I haven't eaten in two weeks!

Have a great evening IP!

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

bearcountrygg on 09/13/2017:
Hubbys can be frustrating...that is or sure..yup...they don't always listen sometime they are in their own little world. I guess my question is how old is he...? Male menopause...? I can say..for the last couple of years...both hubby and I have been having some short term memory loss...if we have something cooking..we have to stay in that room...because we have both left burners on..we have both forgotten that we had something in the oven or on the burner....there is no dementia in my amily at all...and my husbands family is full of dementia..( they all assume they will get it)...yet we are both doing his stuff...we keep double checking things with each other because we have trouble remembering new things. We have a son with a permanent brain injury from a dirt bike accident...he is the same way, he leaves notes for himself and his family...if he is talking he can't hesitate for a moment or he will forget what he is saying...we are now doing that too.....it may be dementia or just age...has he had a head injury...I guess there are lots of questions...and yes...missing sugar is a thing...personally I feel that we need to be happy as well as healthy...and if sugar is causing this then maybe a little sugar is needed as a treat. I will never give sugar up totally...cut back on it, absolutely. I refuse to get fanatical about diet...food is one of lifes joys. I don't want to die unhappy ...wishing I could have dessert. 10 years ago my father was dying of multiple myeloma...he was in the hospital and refusing food....I took him in his most favorite food in the world which was Hostess snowball cakes ( chocolate cake covered with pink marshmallow and coconut)...I pulled those out and his eyes lit up...and he downed both immediately. He didn't eat anything else over the next few days other than the applesauce to help him swallow pills. I think severely strict diets make angry people and if a little sugar helps..then so be It..we aren't robots...we're people.

innerpeace on 09/14/2017:
He is 52. Well idk, if anything pertains to cars, money or music he is all ears and can quote last month's interest rates verbatim. So maybe I bore him, it just gets old whenever he says, I don't remember.

And as far as sugar goes. We are addicts. We can't just have one serving of anything. We must eat the entire cake, all the cookies, not just a scoop of ice cream, but the entire 1/2 gallon. So instead of indulging this addiction, we have chosen to keep it out of the house. We are a danger to ourselves. And WOW I can't believe I admitted that, but that's how we roll, no self control what so ever.


horn_of_plenty on 09/13/2017:
Hi IP! I commented on yesterday & today’s entry. Thank gosh for some time to relax at work and take my mind to something more fun! Lol – that would be your diary.!

I know the pain is real when making changes in habits like what you are eating. When I do not eat enough carbs, which is NOT often but used to be, I’d catch myself actually getting depressed. But this will not be the case for you as you do eat carbs always. I used to not eat them at lunch….i can’t believe I used to eat like that. Never did I have energy and instead of carbs, I’d drink caffeine. Man was it not healthy. !!! But your approach is – so keep with it. Don’t be afraid to overdo veggies – the only real problems when I do this are with digestion – a bit of bloating and gas lol but no weight gain. Although I do admit to indulging in more sugar and too many servings of chips as of late. I bought these new chips that are just like the taste of a cornbread flavor but chips made of corn. They are thick. I was liking them, but after a bag over the past few days since I bought them at lunch here at work – they are TOO SWEET! Similar serving size as an chip, but it turns out the sweet cornbread taste is just gross in the end. I may actually throw the bag out – the second bag.

The skillet dish looks good…the program sorta changed the formatting of pixels so it’s blurry to me…but it’s still colorful and so impressive how you guys are so good in the kitchen! Jealous! My tip again – you can eat as big a serving as you want, but half the pasta / orzo part and increase the veg. You can actually keep the calories the same but bigger portion by lessening the carbs and increasing the veggies (when I say carbs I mean grain / noodle not the veggies!). I tell you IP, veggies are my SAVIOR! Haha.

Is he just messing with you trying to work you up by saying he has no opinion!? Is he driving you insane an purpose lol to get you ! lol…maybe! Because the more I read it seems your hubby has a more relaxed personality than you and he sounds to simply not let you rile him. Like you ask him something to get his brain on the go, but he just lets it slide. I am not saying it’s bad or good. Seems this hubby of yours knows how to relax! I guess he’s not in love with his work schedule – but – I guess it’s not a problem if he falls asleep in the chair – maybe he’s embarrassed he keeps doing it or simply he knows he needs to fix it. Like your hubby, lately I also fall asleep quite too often on the couch.

Lol, I bought blueberries Monday and still haven’t touched them – maybe I should make sure to bring some to work tomorrow or have some tonight too! You reminded me speaking of your blueberries. Nice to try a recipe in the morning….did you cook them the same morning you ate them or the night before? I generally do not ever wake up with enough time to try recipes, but then again you are a good chef so it’d be easier for someone who’s already experienced in the kitchen to do in the morning…but still a challenge to anyone on work days!!!!!!!!!! Ok….

Did the cauliflower / chicken come out alright? I see it’s good calories! And I’d like to see a photo of the light version of chicken caprese…also…what about the “light version” makes it light? What’s the big change?

Good luck to YA at the job interview …

innerpeace on 09/14/2017:
I made the baked pancake thing the night prior. Are you kidding me? I have been having the hardest time getting up in the mornings, so much so I didn't even have time to take a shower last Friday and went to work stinky...well not literally, I did have deodorant on, just not showered.

The chicken and cauliflower thing was ok. And then the chicken caprese - it didn't have all the cheese and oil making it less calories.


horn_of_plenty on 09/13/2017:
I replied to your question on my earlier entry from yesterday...i'm not exactly sure what you meant about how my boss is acting bc i forgot what i wrote about my boss! haha.



InnerPeace - Tuesday Sep 12, 2017

Weight: 306.0

Greetings to all! First thing is first...I 'm reading all the posts and entries and I'm like...I do facebook...yall can add me!! LOL JoAnn Carpenter Cabrera. If you do, you'll see DH, the girl and Steve...my beloved dog and usually pictures of our outings in more detail.

iI get home and DH has dinner made, I just love him. It was a bacon, spinach, ravioli toss. Light and tasty. He used turkey bacon and that ended up kind of soggy, but all in all it was very good. It was 350 calories, ending Monday with 1323 calories. I did walk the dog.

I must say all this spinach eating is showing up in other places. LOL

Last night I couldn't get to sleep, was weirded out after I saw a post about pictures of celebrities in their coffin. I didn't read or look at it, but just the title creeped me out, who would actually freaking write that. And, Steve didn't even stay upstairs with me. So I was alone all night.

I was up for the Telemove call of course. Today's topic Sodium. I do love my salt, I am trying to cut back on it as well as processed meat.

B: boiled egg, 1/4 avocado, 1 piece of toast - 237 calories

L: left over ravioli, dried apricots, walnuts - 387

S: balanced breaks - 180

D: supposed to be a roasted caulflower and chicken dish, will see how it turns out when I get home. Sometimes DH attempts it, sometimes he doesn't..

the YA and GF really enjoyed the baseball game, the words he used was amazing. I'm happy they had a great time...and the Cleveland Indian's 19 game winning streak....IMPRESSIVE!!

No plans tonight - I think I signed up for a Plant Based Eating class on Thursday, but I can't remember, need to check this out.

Have a great evening! IP

 

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

bearcountrygg on 09/12/2017:
I will be looking you up and sending a friend request as soon as I get off here....LOL about the spinach...another spinach fact...Don't eat it every day...it will cause kidney stones. But the dinner looks delish as always.


bearcountrygg on 09/12/2017:
Couldn't send a friend request...you don't have a friend button...so you can send me one (Linda Thompson Campbell) the are 2 of us on thee...I'm the one in Michigan


biscottibody59 on 09/12/2017:
Keep up the good work!

Sodium--first don't salt anything until after it's cooked and then sparingly. Your tastebuds will adjust accordingly!

I get the "cabrerarize" now--haha!

Actually in the amounts most people eat of greens of any kind, its effect on the type of kidney stones people get from them s/b negligible unless you're susceptible to them.


horn_of_plenty on 09/13/2017:
Hello IP! I’ve been meaning to write to you since yesterday and finally it’s nice & quiet and the PERFECT time !!!!!

I’ll look for you on FB for sure! I added you…I’m Jacquie Dana…Dana is my middle name. Ohhhh cool…I am excited to see all your outings in photo form!

I assume that the best way to cook the bacon is separate from the dish and add it at the end or on the side….you know, this is why when you order bacon at a restaurant, it’s always by itself??? To keep it crispy rather than soggy? This is my guess. Even turkey bacon. I think all the water from the spinach may have messed with the bacon and that’s why it turned soggy??

I like my salt too. Sometimes I feel I need it after gym days…bc when I’m at the gym, I continuously drink water throughout the workout…and it’s weights, so there’s plenty opportunity the whole time I fill up my water bottle even up to 4 full times so I do not think I need to cut back too much on salt…it certainly does make food tastier, as I have learned. I use the pink Himalayan salt…I’ve had the same bag (it’s quite heavy) of pink sea salt since I bought it – maybe a few years now! Tastes good.

The ravioli meal looks great. Yes, the spinach will be in you forever. You’ll see it at the other end, if that’s what you mean. LOL. It’s good to throw in ravioli with spinach….the solid carbs will help you digest the spinach. I would like a lot of spinach with a “topping” of ravioli! Don’t be afraid to eat more veggies…if you had quadruple the portion of spinach it wouldn’t change your calories too much but would be more filling…maybe a bit gassy too lol. Talk later!!!

I love the photos! Your food photos are always better than a restaurant. Lucky you guys. Good eats, always!



InnerPeace - Monday Sep 11, 2017

Weight: 306.0

Had a good weekend...my team beating OSU helped a lot! People at work are kinda keeping to their own today...big talkers on Friday though!!

DH and I took some stuffed OU bears up to the office and I left them in my boss' office, hanging off of his O for Ohio State University wall decoration and desk, however, some coworkers said he would get a little angry so I called them back at 6:00 this morning and asked them to take them down, I didn't want to work with a grumpy boss all day.

After we decorated the office DH and I took Steve to the dog park. He really didn't enjoy it as much as I thought he should have. Every since he was attacked by the neighbor's dog, he just isn't playful and fun with other dogs as he once was, poor little guy.

We did give the Indians tickets to the YA and his GF so they are going tonight instead of DH and I. Go WINdians!!

We got home and had dinner. DH picked up a rotisserie chicken from Sam's club and we just had that. I had a fritta on the mnu, but we didn't have enough eggs - that will be made shortly.

B: toast with potato bread - 200 calories

L: blueberries, non fat yogurt, granola - 141

Early dinner - about 2:30 - rotisserie chicken and brussel sprouts

Ate again after we got back from the dog park about 6:00 - rotisserie chicken, baked beans and salad

Both meals were 530 calories - ended the day with 1246 calories.

Was up this morning for the TeleHealth call - The scale moved a little and hopefully will be where I want it to be in a few weeks.

Was really grouchy yesterday - DH and I both are - we attribute this to no eating sweets and desserts and just the change of our eating patterns. Usually we eat dessert and haven't in the last two weeks.

When YA and his GF were over on Saturday eating, I had to tell them no dessert, because I would normally have fixed something. They went to Wal-Mart and bought candy. Luckily they didn't stay around and eat it.

No sugar...so there's that!

Have a great Monday! IP

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

bearcountrygg on 09/11/2017:
We are missing the dessert here too....I feel your pain....But then again,we will all be better for it.


legcramps on 09/11/2017:
Yeah, that would make me grumpy too lol, but you are brave for sticking it out! good for you!


horn_of_plenty on 09/11/2017:
Hi again, IP! I also wrote on your previous entry so be sure to look at the other entry’s comments too!

I see you have healthy eats going on with the Brussel sprouts and chicken! You can always have a double or triple portion of brussels if you feel the need to be more full. I actually HAVE TO do this many times bc even though I eat better, I still have a tendency to overeat and want to overeat…so I continue to do so mostly with veggies along with the other food groups of course but usually the most stuffing my face has to do with veggies, thankfully.

EVERYONE at my work is now keeping to themselves, it’s so wonderful! The big,annoying talkers are not here today. One is out sick it seems and the other two are both on Maternity leave thank gosh! One had the baby already, the other is due next week. It’s so nice not hearing their voices anymore! They will both not be back I do not think until October or later for the first one…and the second one will prob not be back until JANUARY and by that time I might be GONE myself! Wahoo….but really, this is too much for me to think about now!

Sounds to me like you really know how to charm the ol’ Stevie! Pools and dog-parks….you treat him like a sweet lil’ prince! So cute…So nice of you to give YA and GF the tickets! How wonderful! I am sure they’ll have a great time.

That’s a great menu of chicken, beans and salad. Nice amount of fiber – nice and filling, good protein, and nice amount of veggies too. Awesome!

Um, why would your boss not like the bears? Really? Or are your coworkers devils telling you that?

If you keep eating right, the scale will keep moving. Calorie Deficit will equal weight loss. So keep up the great work. You are doing great, IP!

I am really weird. Instead of dessert, my dinner is usually dinner OR dessert only. I buy these really low cal ice creams, eat them as my meal…but lately, add chips afterwards, but the entire calories still add up to just a meal! Lol.



InnerPeace - Saturday Sep 09, 2017

Weight: 306.0

Friday  got home and DH was making dinner. It was pretty good, but he forgot the mushrooms and the zucchini was cut way too large, but it was still tasty...after he basted it with the apricot preserves he was supposed to do while they were cooking. I appreciate the fact he cooks, but I also would like for him to follow the recipe and not cabrerarize it. Here are the pork kabobs: Still not a fan of red peppers or any of the bell family, but I ate them. Ended the day with 1332 calories. Happy about this.....but

Was up for my TeleMove call and I hate, hate weighting myself every morning and not seeing the scale move, especially when I know we are eating everything and doing the right things.

DH and I went to a few garage sales and I found this aweseome green leather backpack/purse thing for $3 -  love it! Butter soft leather...or it feels like it, not sure it's real animal or not. Then we took Steve to the swimming pool. He swam some, but there were lots of big dogs there and he gets scared especailly when they run over him in the water. We had fun.

Get home and the YA is her with his stinky GF (litteraly because she had BO and then I smelled it on my couche when they left). DH gave them all the hamburger helper and chicken helper and bought them some chicken and hamburger meat because the YA said they went to a food bank. They weren't ashamed or feeling bad. They were quite bragging about it, this made me angry. So they stayed for dinner. Saturday was skillet lasagna and it turned out spectacular!! It has turkey sausage, zucchini, spinach and egg noodles.

B: ham, cheddar, crustini - 3 pieces - 300

L: ham, cheddar crustin - 2 pieces - 200

D: skillet lasagna - 513

S: balanced breaks - 170

Total for Saturday 1103

Feeling good, but very nervous watching my ball team play football. GO Oklahoma Sooners!! Beat the dumb buckeyes of Ohio!

Have a great Sunday IP

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

bearcountrygg on 09/10/2017:
Your meals look delicious...the scales will move...maybe you are holding onto some water...but stick with it...It will work. You should be a food photographer...your pics are beautiful.


happy-1 on 09/10/2017:
Yummy food! I did the hacker's diet once... I tracked all the biometrics with an OCD-level of precision. It wasn't unusual for results to show up every couple of weeks all at once but the math always worked. Give it time. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hacker%27s_Diet


happy-1 on 09/10/2017:
And usually the missing ingredient when they didn't was always sleep, water, or joy... feeling happy and good for 8 hours a week.


horn_of_plenty on 09/11/2017:
BOth the kabobs and skillet lasagna are picture perfect! Nice job as usual!

Well Hello IP!

Why don’t you like red peppers!? They are delicious! Have you tried orange and yellow ones? Despite the upcharge for a change in color, they taste so delicious! No!? why not! Haha…!

I am happy to hear your husband is attempting. Also, it’s always nice to eat roasted veg….or veg cooked with garlic and oil if he cannot manage this one? You are the best chef, there’s nobody who can beat you…I don’t think he’ll get as good as you lol….

It can take 1-2 weeks for a real change in weight….Weight will NOT change by the day but by the week / 2 weeks should be accurate, InnerP. You sound a little anxious to get it moving, but I guess it’s deserved since you say you are doing the right things to make a change. So I do understand you wanting it to happen already. :--P Keep going, don’t give up…you may have to still make a little change here and there to get the weight loss rolling. If the scale doesn’t move in 1-2 weeks, you will need to make another small change.

What you most impressed me on this spring / summer was definitely your running. You did great and I followed up on you. Seems you had an even easier time than I first getting into it. You should be very proud of yourself as many people don’t even TRY to run. They run from running haha. ;)

Nice to hear of your green leather find as well as spending some nice outdoor time with the family while you can. It’s gotten to fall weather and staying fall weather overnight here in NYC. This year, it skipped being in the upper 70’s / low 80’s at the start of September and went directly into the low 70’s and upper 60’s….I gotta say, I love it! Very nice weather for walking outside and doing nice activities on the weekend. Better than the beach which I find EXTREMELY tiring to do very often!

That’s funny his GF is stinky. She needs to obviously wear good deodorant, not wear clothes more than 1x (aside from pants) and shower every day. You should prob talk to her about it. I don’t know what is a good approach though. I have these two really great friends who smell. I don’t think they wash their clothes often enough and they wait like a month after wearing some of the clothes before washing them. Another friend once got into a fight with them when she approached them on their odor. So, I don’t know what to do but I know it LITERALLY stinks!



InnerPeace - Friday Sep 08, 2017

Weight: 306.0

Was happy to leave work. DH picked up the girl and started dinner, and I just love him doing all the prep work. It makes cooking easier. Put together our ham and cheese sandiwich with turkey bacon. This was a real change of pace and I just loved it. With the extra pieces of turkey bacon - my dinner was 584 calories - ending the day with 1335.

We like the bacon extra crispy in the microwave.

Messed around with DH and the girl until she went home. Her arms looked kinda better. Just scabby and I really didn't see any new bites, so I just can't say yet.

Looking forward to a relaxing and exciting weekend. Dog swimming, foot balling and menu planning.

B: blueberries, granola, nonfat Greek yogurt - 141 calories

L: left over sandwich, apple - 462

D: pork shish-ka-bobs with zucchini, peppers, onions and mushrooms with brown rice

S: balance breaks

it's time to put the exercise and the meal planning together. Will see how this goes! Oh and I'm still getting my daily TeleMove call. Today was the food pyramid - protein . Have a great weekend! IP

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

horn_of_plenty on 09/08/2017:
Hiiiii IP!

Lol, I love your first sentence “Was happy to leave work….” Well, I’ll be joining you in exactly an hour and 25 minutes from now!....

That’s a nice satisfying dinner and I agree nice of your hubby to do the prep. I like extra crispy bacon too…not the soft fatty type but the nice hard type haha….

That’s good you don’t see anything new on her arms…I hope she knows to NOT pick them!

I do hope your weekend does turn to relaxing and exciting. Gotta say, I hope mine goes this way too….I guess they do the parade after Labor Day so that everyone is back home ready to march and not away on vacation. It’s pretty funny, yeah. I’d rather be lazy, but of course I’ll show up and I have a friend to join me – so this is good also….you have good plans…it’s cooled down too much over here for swimming…it’s somehow went from the low 80’s down to the low 70’s where the weather will remain till the end of even next week. It turned to fall literally overnight! But I do love it! I’m soooo over the beach. Glad I only went 4 days this summer bc it takes so much outta me and leaves no time for anything else.

Where will you be going swimming? And I can’t wait to see what you put on the menu for next week!

Breakfast, lunch and dinner all sound WONDERFUL! And especially the good serving of yogurt at breakfast and the really fabulous dinner you cooked! So many healthy veg! YOU ROCK!

Yes, see, you still need protein! ! I know you were hating on meat for awhile, but a little bit will go a long way and you’ll stay very satisfied! You don’t have to eat a lot of meat, though! Anyways, you do know what you are doing – so keep up the GREAT work!


horn_of_plenty on 09/08/2017:
Is that sugar the white stuff on top of the sandwich????


bearcountrygg on 09/08/2017:
I think we can safely say that bacon is the bomb.....I'm lookin forward to your delish looking meals.



InnerPeace - Thursday Sep 07, 2017

Weight: 306.0

I get home from work and DH has our food started. Today is a Spinach tomato phyllo bake. It turned out pretty good. I didn't moisten the top of the phyllo paper with butter spray as the recipte called for, so my edges curled up and flaked off a bit. This was still good, I just was wanting more of something besides tomatos, spinach and onions and then with the kale salad - 292 calories.  Ended the night with 1127 calories:

This morning the alarm went off and I just turned if off and went back to sleep. I called work and told them I was having a sick day. Alas, DH gets home and I shower and go to work, showed up a few hours late but I did show up. And then we have people deploying to South Carolina/North Carolina to assist with Hurricane Irma....and then watch out folks...Jose is looming behind Irma and could hit Florida again depending on how he spins up. Crazy weather. We had a lady leave a message on the phone line that she thought all this bad weather was called by the Russians, letting ions and/or doing something to mess with the atmospheric pressure creating all these hurricanes and messing up the US. She wanted us to call the president to get the international space station moved to the other part of the world. No there's a theory for you.

B: yogurt, blue berries, granola - 141 calories

L: left over phyllo bake - 192 calfories

S: balanced breaks - 180 calories

D: tonight will be a play on a monte cristo sandwhich and turkey bacon. I hope I can get the sandwich to turn out right.

Everyone stay safe out there!  IP

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

bearcountrygg on 09/07/2017:
So...Did you call Trump...LOL I mean...yup...it's the space station alight...OH MY! Dinner looks delish!


Horn_of_plenty on 09/08/2017:
Lunch looks AMAZING! omg you are such a good cook lady!!! You could open a store. :) at least i'd eat there!!! i'd come at least 1x per week to buy your goodies.

Anyways, that lady sounds crazy to me too - the one that asked to move the space station lol...hey you never know lol....

Have a great day.

The weather certainly is strange this year. And instead of being warm now, we're having October weather now in early September. I like it, but it's cooler than normal - but sunny. so it's been really nice and fall-ish for the first week of school here in NYC.



InnerPeace - Wednesday Sep 06, 2017

Weight: 306.0

DH and the girl had therapy appointments, I think the girl is good for now and the therapist said she could see her once a month. I'm glad.

BUT now I think the girl has bed bugs at her mom's house. Every day she is over she has more and more bites on her. Arms, thighs, hips. She says, they are mosquitos. Whatever, I tell her she doesn't get bitten up when she's over here. She gets an attitude with me. I'm just trying to take care of her and wonder why her own mother don't notice this. (When we go on vacations, I make it a point to look for bed bugs; she's seen me do it.) I told her to look for bed bugs. Then she wines...I do. She is over again Thursday, I will see if there are more.  And then in the back of my mind, after fighting lice for three years, I just don't see her mother doing anything at all.) DH called child services about the lice and all they said was it's not abuse it's just a nuisance. Yeah, OK wahtever! OK enough of that!

Had the butternut squash with spinach risotto for dinner with a cherry almond gorganzola salad.  It was surprisingly good, if not a bit too cheesy, and the girl said the gorganzola dressing tasted/smelled like rotten milk. The more I ate of it, the more I agreed with her. So we won't be getting that prepackaged salad again.

S: toast, cheese

Ended the night with 1230 calories.

I tried to make zuchini chips in the oven, however, I sliced them way too thin and then promptly burned them, setting off the fire alarm, walking DH up all at the same time. I will try this again tonight, with thicker slices.

Got tickets to see the Cleveland Indians play baseball agains the Detroit Tigers, but I passed them to the YA and his GF to go. I just can't be tempted with all the junk food and crap there...and it's on Monday night! Hopefully he will go and have a good time.

B: toast, boiled egg, 1/4 avacado - 237 calories

S: apple - 77 calories

L: yogurt, blueberries, granola - 210 calories

S: balanced breaks - 180

D: tomato spinach phyllo bake - will see how this turns out.

 

May or may not make it through this week. work sucks this week and for the next month! I hate budget and money and property and crap!

Have a great day! IP

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

horn_of_plenty on 09/06/2017:
That’s great that the girl doesn’t need to go as often. I do agree that 1x a month is still the best option and def not stop completely just yet. I went to approx 1.5 years of therapy before stopping completely and now just continuing with psychologist (dr / meds for 2 years so far) until probably at least 1 more year from now which would be a total of 3 years at least on meds. Wow long time. Anxiety meds. I’m keeping them thru my academy training and early job experience.

I’ll try to lesson them once I’m more comfortable at the new job for 6 months and after the training of course…anyways, it’s good the girl is continuing therapy because if she has any set backs, it’ll be easy for her to get he support she needs from this current therapist. It’s also good because school is starting and she’ll also be able to get the help she needs. Hopefully she won’t need help but anything she needs advice about especially concerning anything related to school, she’ll have TWO or more people to talk with: you, therapist and perhaps her dad. This is good. The more support the better for her.!

Considering the girlie doesn’t get much home support with the mom, I agree therapy is quite helpful for her to have.

Fingers crossed it’s only mosquitos…could be if they keep the windows open…hopefully these bites end with the cooler weather….good calories !!

Lol…sorry work is stressful but that’s work sometimes…lucky for me the stress has died down a lot since half my dept is out right now…! Well, not half. But last week some were out and now someone’s wife just had a baby and my particular coworker that I assist is out….so that means I will not get more work to do than I have now. So this is good. My assignment is to just sit and shut up. If I can do this, I’m golden….so I’ll tell you – I’m golden ! Everyone else is talking, but I am doing what my boss loves, sitting quietly and just getting up to pee…lol.

Your food photos look great! This one makes me think it took a lot of prep work because of all the different ingredients involved? lots of cutting / chopping / prepping?


horn_of_plenty on 09/06/2017:
oh, i just re-read, the salad does look to cheesy...the risotto looks amazing! the salad looks good, but yes, lots of cheese :)

but overall, the whole plate looks so pretty!


bearcountrygg on 09/06/2017:
For all of your sake hopefully those aren't bedbug bites...she may be bringing them to your house soon...we had a foster daughter leave and come back with lice...and oh what a mess..had to dose her twice to get rid of them..and I am guilty of threatening to shave her head out of desperation.didn't have to though. Then we at one time had a step granddaughter who wanted to come over for Christmas with her boyfriend and let me know that both had scabies,....I said NO and I was a mean old ogre but so be it...we didn't get scabies and I'm sure if they had come over we would have gotten them too. NOW...about those Baseball tickets...gotta say it......GO TIGERS! Yup...I'm a Michigander...we grew up in a suburb north of Detroit...and are avid fans! We now live 5 hours north of the Big D. Good luck a work... that doesn't sound like a fun place to be now.



InnerPeace - Tuesday Sep 05, 2017

Weight: 306.0

Sunday - did laundry eventhough I'm off on Monday. The girl wanted some clothes done to take back to her mom's for school. Other than that...relaxed this day.

B: yogurt, blackberries granola - 138 calories

L: mixed salad with 3 oz of chicken breast and white balsamic vinegrette - 379 calories

D: flat bread, wild mushroom and arugula pizza - 502 calories

S: dried apricots - 84

Total calories 1104.

My flat bread pizza - that got a little too brown, but it was sure tasty.

Monday: DH already had plans to cook BBQ ribs. I had to work this into our eating plan. I finished the laundry and did some meal planning and getting ready for Tuesday's food.

B: yogurt, black berries, granola - 138 calories (i discovered I like blackberries more than blueberries)

L: gnocchi, vegetable soup, cheese toast - 336 calories (do not like gnocchi)

D: Pork spare ribs, 1/2 cup potato salad, 1/2 cup of baked beans. and these ribs, I had to take off a lot because it was straight up nasty fat, but they were really good after that. - 634 calories

total 1108

DH gave the rest of the slab of ribs to YA and his GF so we wouldn't eat them. This is so sad, but the truth. We did go on a short hike and I mowed the front yard.  It was a pretty relaxing day.

 

Tuesday - back at work...which is brutal

B: yogurt, granola, blue berries - 138 calories

L: mixed green salad, alvocado/cottage cheese dressing,

S: potato, ham puff - 135 calories

D: butternut squash rissoto - if this works out.....

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

horn_of_plenty on 09/05/2017:
Make sure to read all your comments on all your entries starting Friday last week I have left comments today on all your entries! Happy EARLY CHRISTMAS! hahaha.... :)


horn_of_plenty on 09/05/2017:
You know, I did the same thing as you on Sunday! I did laundry specifically that evening (semi-late till like 9:30pm doing it) just so that my schedule could be COMPLETELY free and relaxed on Monday! Best idea, ever! I was able to come home from the beach on Monday, shower fast (glad I did bc I actually skipped my morning shower today before work bc I was nervous with today being the first day of school but not for students I realized so I got here 10 min early but still worth skipping a shower – I put on deodorant usually even in evening after a shower, and I have really short pixie hair, so I just used a few baby wipes on my body and was basically as good as I could be to go today!)….and I’ve come to realize that skipping a shower on days like today or to save time could be VERY USEFUL this fall while I have to go to work right after trips, etc….like one day I’m coming home on a flight that lands around midnight…it’d be good to maybe shower when I get home and get as much sleep as I can and then wake up for work and just go….LOL….don’t worry I don’t plan on smelling up the office!....hey, it’s good to save time when you can in the morning!

OK, back to reading your entry….

I also made sure to relax some parts of each day on the long weekend. Hey, relaxation is good for the body!!

Is there any cheese on your Flatbread Pizza? It looks AMAZINGLY TASTY! I really love your style and type of foods you prepare. So healthy and appetizing! Great cals on Tuesday.

Nice job meal planning on Monday. I actually had bought a LOT of prepared food (almost all veggies if not all) around 3:30pm on Friday before the weekend so they’ll last me fully until the end of this week. Saved a lot of money this week, somehow, on food! I cooked eggs on the weekend as well as turkey burgers at the end of last week – one left – so I’ll have good proteins this week too.

Ohhhh, good idea to add a little gnocci to veggie soup! It’s mostly potato right!? That’s a nice add into the veggies and broth! Makes it satisfying! If I ate veggie soup, I’d def add crackers on the side or chips and a protein too. Makes for a super filling meal, yes! Loved the cheese toast idea! You give me an idea for the fall this year – more soup and also like a grilled cheese with it! Yum! Maybe grilled cheese on flatbread or on a wrap…..yum!

Good you pulled off some of the fat from the ribs….you saved yourself some calories !

Butternut squash risotto…can’t wait to see a pic!

and the ribs, potato and beans looks like a photo of a labor day bbq from a magazine...yummy!


bearcountrygg on 09/05/2017:
Your meals look delish....you guys are doing so well.



InnerPeace - Sunday Sep 03, 2017

Weight: 306.0

Hello and good morning,

Watching a lot of football, walking and cooking and cleaning. Very busy the last couple of days. This is day 5 and day 6 of healthy eating. I just love how the entire plate is not filled up. Usually my plate would over flow with food

Friday night was the version of Chicken Tikka Masala. I didn't think I would like it, but it was very flavorful and quite delicious, even the girl liked it. 483 calories - ended the day with 1330 calories

Saturday I watched football again, and then went shopping for new cook books. Found lots of cooks books at a close out store and used the rest of the night to plan a menu for next week. I didn't realize how hard this was, no wonder I didn't do it before. However, after about three hours of flipping through books, and trying to match that to the vegetables and stuff I had in the refrigerator, I think I finally have our meal plan for this coming week.

Saturday: B: non fat yogurt, blue berries, granola - 141 calories

LUnch: left over chicken tikka masala, spinach - 387 calories

Snack: Balanced breaks - 180

Dinner: Korean beef with sobu noodles: 516 calories  - total 1244

 

I must say the Korean beef was used with a lone ribeye. It was sliced thinly against the grain. Before, I would have eaten this ribeye, but instead it fed the three of us today. I am just amazed at the amount of food I ate without being aware of it all. I also have noticed my plate's color. It is no longer completely covered with food. So a big problem was portion control and  I have really noticed this in the past week.

TeleHealth calls still informative and it is great entering a lesser weight number. DH is still on board and we will go into week two with our meal plans. Hopefully I'll increase my physcial activity this week.

Have a great Sunday: IP

 

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

bearcountrygg on 09/03/2017:
YOU ARE DOING GREAT! And did you know that food on a blue plate takes away appetite? Now that you can see the plate that can't hurt at all....and a orange plate makes a bigger appetite.


horn_of_plenty on 09/05/2017:
Nice job on your portion control. I have also modified certain portions, mostly for carbs but especially my protein portions. I used to eat a bit more of protein but now my protein portions are typically never more than the size of the palm of my hand.

Instead, any more eating i do is of veggies...

I do still have carbs, sometimes still eating easily 2 servings of carbs at a meal but it's good because then i fill up mostly on veggies and little bit of protein. I sorta eat like you - I do not like to eat large amounts of protein and that saves me a lot of calories!

I agree with you that the servings above show portion control! And those meals look GREAT!



InnerPeace - Friday Sep 01, 2017

Weight: 306.0

Got home and DH already had dinner made:

This is a warm lentil salad. It has fennel, celery, apple and turkey sausage. Didn't know I liked lentils, but I do. Didn't know I liked fennel but I do. it was good. The whole thing was very delcious, even with the pile of spinach. Calories - 444

daily total: 1216

 

Watched football - love it, missed it, but I overslept this morning...didn't get up until 6:30! No more late night football games for me!

Very happy with this week of food. I'm also very happy with the results on my scale this morning. Still not down to my 306 weight (and when I reach that I will finally change it on DD)

We have the girl this weekend and NO plans, so this should be not so fun! I know I am going shopping for a cookbook so I can plan our meals for the week. Which turned out to be so much better, especially going shopping!

DH says he is feeling better as well, so maybe we can stick to this until we see significant results.

B: 1/4 granola, 1/3 cup non fat vanilla yogurt, 1/3 cup blueberries - 267 calories

S: carrots with avocado-sour cream dip - 101 calories

L: big salad mixed greens, carrot, tomoto, cucumber, boiled egg, few walnuts with basalmic oil dressing - cheddar cheese toast - 314 calories

S: dried apricots, walnuts - 101 calories

Tonight we experiment with chicken Tikka Masala - Oh My!

Enjoy the long weekend! IP

 

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

bearcountrygg on 09/01/2017:
Lots of healthy stuff going on there...Good Job!


puddles on 09/01/2017:
Trying new stuff is always fun and does add variety to our meals.


jayhawkjen on 09/02/2017:
That looks delicious! I'm impressed


horn_of_plenty on 09/05/2017:
OK, if ANY RESTAURANT near me made your "Warm lentil salad" exactly the way you do, I'd order it all the time! How good! And TONS and tons of fiber! Filling. Great meal for lunch at work. It'd def fill me completely for the afternoon and maybe cause a little stomach upset (gas) due to the high amounts of fiber, but, i'd deal with those consequences happily for eating such a healthy, TASTY, filling meal!



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