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happy-1 - Thursday Feb 02, 2017
(Trying to do meal prep for the week as POLR)
Weight: 246.8

248.8 - Up a lb but it is normal weight fluctuation. I probably won't see my plateau break before month end. 

Progress as of today: 61.2 lbs lost so far, only 66.8 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 02/03/2017:
Scales always fluctuate. A pound or two is okay normally.


Horn_of_plenty on 02/04/2017:
You are very good at meal prep and healthy eating! keep going!!



happy-1 - Wednesday Feb 01, 2017
(Trying to do meal prep for the week as POLR)
Weight: 246.8

247.6 today! Only 1 lb up from lowest. On the right track.

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Packed meals according to plan... Flaw in my plan? They all needed to be microwaved and there was a power outage.

4 meals out... At least they were yum. Ending my day at Lemonade for a meetup.

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B: Mcdonalds oatmeal and oj

L: Whole foods low carb tacos

S1: Panda express brown rice bowl with firecracker chicken,  2 spring rolls, water

D: Really full... still this is a chance to get a meal at lemonade. Hope I am hungry by 7.

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Progress as of today: 61.2 lbs lost so far, only 66.8 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 02/01/2017:
this means you are doing great! keep your head up and thinking positively like this!

happy-1 on 02/01/2017:
:-)

Thanks!


grannyannie on 02/02/2017:
Good job!


Horn_of_plenty on 02/02/2017:
sounds like you enjoyed a day off plan! :-D

happy-1 on 02/02/2017:
It was pretty darn delish I have to say. I might start packing lemons and vinegars in my meals so I can pick the flavor up before I eat, LOL.

Gourmet!



happy-1 - Tuesday Jan 31, 2017
(Trying to do meal prep for the week as POLR)
Weight: 246.8

Stayed up a bit late last night, but the freezer has been tackled. I had somehow accrued an unreasonable proportional amount of frozen food, so it was good to get it all broken down into meals I can grab and go. Surprisingly, all I had to add to make it work was a box of super food pasta and a can of healthy refried beans.  I made burrito bowls, meatball/pasta bowls, brocolli cheddar bakes with the super good fake mac n cheese sauce from volumetrics, "wet" burrito plates, and some chicken nugget meals. I don't have to do meal prep again next week... or even go food shopping! 

I will conquer! Especially since I went to REI last night to find out why my lighter doesn't work and left with yoga pants and compression sacks as well. Cannot afford to go out to eat at all.  I have been trying to fix my time thieves so I can focus and that is getting expensive.

Need to figure out the calories for the prepped meals before I go food shopping again... But I have a couple of weeks. Maybe I will start a blog. I am not happy with any of the meal prep sites and how they present information.

Come to think of it, there is a habit tracker app I could build too.

Ah, time.

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Forgot to weigh myself.

MP1: Waffle breakfast with turkey sausage and cheese. 

MP2: Coffee, half and half, hot chocolate

MP3: Turkey sandwich with cheese, mayo and avocado

MP4: Greek yogurt, 1/3 bottle of kombucha

(Really want a cheeseburger and sweet potato fries with a diet coke for dinner) augh.

 

Progress as of today: 61.2 lbs lost so far, only 66.8 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/31/2017:
I do agree - you have come a LONG way in terms of organization - i remember you used to buy much more convenience food out if i remember correctly! Now you are planning much more, good for you. I think you are cooking more also...

Sorry about the fights with your 'rents !

Nice job on the freezer, i also have stuff that sits there for months and months! It's a good way to use items you already bought before buying other stuff..i should do this too - or simply throw out some of the freezer food - i should check the expiration dates LOL!

I do love Volumetrics too..that's how i live my own life!..how i plan a TON of my meals. Filling up on veggies always at my work lunches unless i am not in the mood (like when i have my period, not as much in mood for loads of veggies as i'm already bloated up!)

Lately i do not do kombucha anymore bc too expensive....so i mix ACV into seltzer and add stevia...


jayhawkjen on 01/31/2017:
Organization is half the battle (or more)! Well done!



happy-1 - Monday Jan 30, 2017
(Trying to do meal prep for the week as POLR)
Weight: 246.8

OH OF COURSE... You go to meet up with your remote team at a cafe for some coworking and they see a big group of hungry skinny gamer dudes... so they start bringing out MASSIVE PLATTERS OF FREE DESSERT.

Luckily no oranges, pistachios, or dark bitter chocolate. Or turkish coffee. I'm safe.

Dammit. Now I want dessert.

Progress as of today: 61.2 lbs lost so far, only 66.8 lbs to go!


happy-1 - Monday Jan 30, 2017
(Trying to do meal prep for the week as POLR)
Weight: 246.8

 Was up till 1:30am last night and had 4 fights with my parents while doing it... but I have 15 meals and 5 snack trays/5 drinks completely setup and packed for the week and they all fit perfectly in the new meal prep bag. I even have almost all my extra ingredients down to a single Rubbermaid shallow potluck container... So my parents can't complain that I am storing extra food in the fridge!

This may not sound like much, but I really have come a long way this past year in terms of organization and preparation. Really need to thank the online shrink for that.

My food shopping goal is to only buy fresh ingredients for 1 family meal and meal prep stuff. Nothing extra. Since I am the queen of impulse shopping, this is HUGE.

Tonight, I conquer the freezer.

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Oh and also... Forgot to weigh in this morning. Feeling pretty happy in my new HM shirt that's only an XL.

Not happy with the habit tracker app I am using. Doesn't let you differentiate between weekdays and weekends. Have to keep looking... or build one?

Also not happy with my to do list app.  It is too easy to move stuff around and accidentally delete stuff.

Progress as of today: 61.2 lbs lost so far, only 66.8 lbs to go!


happy-1 - Saturday Jan 28, 2017
(Trying to do meal prep for the week as POLR)
Weight: 246.8

Had an "I don't wanna work on saturday" procrastination session. Spent all day getting my personal stuff done and not getting work work done.

I do feel a TON better... but it is 8:47pm and I am only now getting to work work.

 

Incidentally... Set up daily habit tracking on coach.me today.

Here's my list of daily habits I want to build in 2017!

AM | Wake Up On Time

AM | Take Vitamins As Soon As I Wake Up

AM | Walk Dog As Soon As I Wake Up

AM | Check Patio For Dog Poop

AM | Shower And Do Full Hair And Makeup

AM | Make Coffee And Eat Breakfast Before I Leave

AM | Leave For Work By 7:15AM

WORK | Be In My Seat And Ready For The 8am Call By 8am

LUNCH | Take A Walk For 30 Minutes

PM | Leave Work At 7PM

PM | Make Sure Car Has Gas Before I Go Home

PM | Walk Dog As Soon As I Get Home

PM | Feed Dog After Walk

PM | Pack My Lunch Bag For Tomorrow

PM | Set Out Coffee For Tomorrow

PM | Set Out Dog Walking Clothes For Tomorrow Morning

PM | Put Vitamins And Water Out For Tomorrow AM

PM | Set Out Clothes For Tomorrow

PM | Look At Tomorrow's Schedule And Write My Agenda

PM | Charge Laptop, Phone, Watch, Battery Banks

PM | Set My Alarms

PM | Go To Bed On Time

 

Progress as of today: 61.2 lbs lost so far, only 66.8 lbs to go!


happy-1 - Thursday Jan 26, 2017
(Trying to do meal prep for the week as POLR)
Weight: 246.8

A new year, same me. 250.8. Was at 248.8 2 days ago.

Bought a fancy meal prep lunchbox so I can be super healthy and save money. 

Progress as of today: 61.2 lbs lost so far, only 66.8 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/26/2017:
I like this lunchbox idea...it has compartments is my guess?

For me, i am also doing something new this year - my lunch always includes a starch, protein, and my extra veggies of course...i make sure to have a healthy starch - not what used to be popcorn and chips which wasn't healthy! i may even move into trying those bean pastas!!!

oh and i'm eating more beans and potatoes...things that i used to steer clear of...trying to be healthier and not discount the higher calorie / denser foods that i used to be afraid. i find i am more satisfied when eating some potato / beans / rice with my meals!

and extra veggies always.

keep on, that's not a major change of weight...just keep on girlfriend!

good to see you post!

happy-1 on 01/26/2017:
Mmmm. Popcorn

Here's the bag... super excited.

EDC Meal Prep Bag by Evolutionize - Full Meal Management System includes Port... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B018TCJ1HI/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_x_H8JIyb2FYZEHT via @amazon


Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/26/2017:
thank you - i'll take a look at the link shortly! :) .... THANK YOU!

happy-1 on 01/27/2017:
Yeah, I also went to the dollar store and they had little silicone lunch bottles for dressing that are big enough to hold half n half for a lunch bag (yay afternoon tea) so I bought 6 of those, and 6 little square glass dishes with snap lock lids that I can use for baking individual servings of besan omlettes for breakfasts. There is a whole foods across the street from the new office and if I don't want them to have my whole paycheck, I need to pack a day's worth of food with me. We work 10-7, and I try to be in early, so that means I eat almost my entire day's meals at work.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/27/2017:
Yes good idea to be organized and bring a ton of food to work to be able to eat all day - i mostly bring everything also..and lately changing my meals around to be healthier, buying even more & bringing less chips (but still some days like today) and more healthy carbs like potatoes (they have good potassium), rice, and beans. i used to be anxious eating those foods because of the higher calories, but they are healthy!


Donkey on 01/28/2017:
Ooo, so I actually looked to see what the bag looks like -- what a GREAT idea!!! I hope you find it very helpful!

happy-1 on 01/28/2017:
It arrived last night... I have to say It's pretty cool. Not too huge. It pretty much fits:

1 bottle of kombucha 1 travel coffee cup (though I wouldn't put it in with hot coffee next to cold Kombucha... maybe iced coffee) 1 snack box (sandwich sized) Sistema knife fork and spoon set (although not fond of it.. will look for something better) and a bandanna for a napkin 2 frozen capri sun packs (when they defrost you can drink them with dinner!) 3 divided meal containers from Rubbermaid Other various snacks in and around the edges.

So now I just have to work backwards from what I can fit in the bag to do 4 rotating meal prep menu plans and shopping lists.

I want to get it to where I have 4 lists and 4 plans I just cycle through and prep. My new rule is that when I bring food home from the grocery store, it goes into meal prep containers before it can go in the fridge. Do not stop, do not pass go, do not collect 200 until everything is broken into single serving containers.

happy-1 on 01/28/2017:
Putting it all in an excel sheet... Here was my packlist for today... I probably won't eat it all but I want choices so I don't spend on outside food during the week. (I splurged today and got a cheeseburger. It was a rough week and my inner child needed comfort food)

Bottle Slot 1 Kombucha

Bottle Slot 2 Coke zero

Meal Tray 1 WAFFLES AND EGGS fake omlette, cheese, 2 turkey sausages, 2 blueberry waffles with butter and syrup

Snack Tray - Cold EZSNACKS - Apple slices, carrot sticks, hummus cup, 2 mozarella sticks, half and half

Snack Bag - stuffed in cracks Blueberry crackers, almonds, peanut butter cup, coffee packet, hot chocolate packet, tea bag, honey packet

Meal Tray 2 CHICKEN AND SPINACH RAVIOLI Spinach ravioli, mozzarella, fake Alfredo sauce, chicken strips, frozen veggies

Meal Tray 3 FAST TURKEY SANDWICH White bread, turkey, cheese slices, lettuce, tomato for slicing, mayo packet, mustard packet

happy-1 on 01/28/2017:
I still need to work on the calories/nutrition though. I am starting with what is in the fridge I need to use up and just recording what I prepped. Once I get to the point of being able to start with an empty fridge I'll make more perfect plans. I really miss the diet service meals, but too expensive to do that regularly... I'll just try to make a couple of their meals here and there and assemble what I can from stores.



happy-1 - Monday Jan 02, 2017
(Trying to do meal prep for the week as POLR)
Weight: 246.8

That New Year's craving where you stayed up tll 1:30 AM prepping all your meals for the week and now it is time for lunch and you just want to go get a pastrami sandwich...

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So it turns out a Pinterest tip is true... If you order a bunch of super hot wings and eat those with no dressing or veggies before your pizza arrives you will eat less pizza and reduce the glycemic load of your meal.The capascin in the hot sauce makes you feel fuller faster and the pizza doesn't have that "more more more" quality.

But t takes a lot of wings.

Ordered with my parents (and now they are actually nice... like Jekyl and Hyde), but my dad won't go to bed and is determined to sleep in the chair by my bed instead. He wouldn't eat wings and salad first and had like half the pizza after a full day of other meals so his blood sugar shot super high. It's like trying to get an angry, beligerent drunk to give you the car keys. 

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B - Buttered roll (yum)

S1/L1 - Mac and cheese, coffee, half and half, chai, hummus, snack pack (carrots, grapes, cheese, pretzels)

L2/S2 - beef, carrot souffle and spinach mini meal

S3 -  7 Quorn fake chicken nuggets, bbq sauce

D - Hot wings, salad, light italian dressing, 1 slice of pizza, coke zero.

 

Progress as of today: 61.2 lbs lost so far, only 66.8 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/03/2017:
yep - Pastrami sandwiches are good oh yes! Especially those from the Jewish Deli - nice and hot on rye bread with some mustard! wow! yum!

seems you are eating very healthy today! since i had the time this AM, i fully prepped my meals also for the rest of this week. They are in containers, ready for me to take to work - i am wondering why the veggies (some) have already gone bad? maybe some were older than i thought ? stinks! they smelled bad so i ended up throwing some out! haha...i had already placed them with the rest of the food...but the smell was like...yeah...take that part out and throw that part away...hopefully i do NOT get sick this week..lots of mixed up things of leftovers to bring to work this week!

anyway, my point - good job with your eating. sounds healthy. good job adding veggies in and fruit.


innerpeace on 01/03/2017:
I was tempted to by some Quorn - how is the taste/texture? I would like an idea before I spend my $$$.

happy-1 on 01/03/2017:
I really like the chicken nuggets. They are better than real chicken nuggets and I like to dip them in bbq sauce. Which brings up uncomfortable questions about fake chicken nuggets.



happy-1 - Sunday Jan 01, 2017
(Trying to do meal prep for the week as POLR)
Weight: 246.8

 248.8 this morning... 2lbs down like magic which I don't know how it happened because this past week I was really bad diet, exercise, and motivation-wise... but it is a new year and the same me... but time to up my game.

Progress as of today: 61.2 lbs lost so far, only 66.8 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 01/02/2017:
Well done!

happy-1 on 01/02/2017:
TY!


Horn_of_plenty on 01/02/2017:
Hellooooooooooo Happyyyyyyyyy :-D

Yes. Well your weight chart that i'm looking at looks good as far as maintenance you did a good job this year not gaining. that is good.

Yes, let's all up our games a little bit at least. I am seriously in good mode right now as far as really actually upping my game and it feels so good to improve!

happy-1 on 01/02/2017:
Yay!!!!! That is awesome.



happy-1 - Wednesday Dec 07, 2016
(Do a menu plan with parents. More protein.)
Weight: 246.8

Bought a pre-cooked spiral ham on sale at Trader Joes for $4.99 a lb and brought it home. My mom flipped out and we fought for two hours. I was exhausted and must not have heard my alarm (I have to put in earplugs to get to sleep, then it takes a couple of snooze sessions on the alarm for me to actually wake up). I don't remember what happened, but somehow I slept till 9:30 and missed taking my morning dose of adhd meds. The email announcement that payroll was in came at &:30 so I I missed the first two hours of work this morning.

Something has to change. This is awful.

Progress as of today: 61.2 lbs lost so far, only 66.8 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 12/07/2016:
Sorry. Hope you can your sleep sorted out so you can wake on time.

happy-1 on 12/09/2016:
Thanks! I need to figure out my job sitch and get a studio though.


Horn_of_plenty on 12/08/2016:
Awwww, I am so glad though that you are back at work!

Feel better, when you take your meds regularly i think you will feel more relaxed?

You are ok!


Donkey on 12/10/2016:
(((hugs)))



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