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innerpeace - Tuesday Sep 26, 2017

Weight: 306.0

Today - not a good day at work! OMG I am so fed up with some cocka maimy crap, I want to go the Inspector General or freakin' auditor or whoever I need to complain to, seems no one I know can help.

One lady tells me to do one thing - and I get error notifications. I fix the error notifications like she tells me to and I get error notifications AGAIN! what the h$ll?

Anyway, last night DH and I started the girl's book report, probably shouldn't have, but we were talking about it when she was over last, and she said she wanted to do it. We just traced a drawing of a van on the big poster board she is going to use. She will be over tomorrow to critique our work. I read the book she is doing so I will be able to quiz her and get her ready.

The YA was freaking out all night about going to work today. He is just an awful, awful, lazy person. And he gets an attitude if he doesn't get his way. He thinks he is entitled and shouldn't have to do anything and everything he wants should be handed to him. This aggravates me and I know I have tons of gray hair because of him.

And then, today it is supposed to be over 90 again, so they closed schools. Seriously? I didn't have my school closed when I went. Are kids that much more important than I was years ago? No of course not, but they are babied and spoon fed and coddled up until they graduate college (if they do) and are carried on parents' insurance until then. And when they get out into the real world they are in for a rude awakening. Adulting is hard and it s@cks most days!! Welcome to the real world!!

OH we had a meatless Monday and DH made spinach and ricotta ravioli with pesto and salad. It was pretty good.

509 calories. I finished the day with 1380 calories. I am happy with this.

Also happy that the scaled moved again and hopefully will be under 300 by the middle of October. I'm so excitied. I guess my morning TeleMove call is helping along with the better eating plan.

We haven't eaten out since August 27th.

B: mixed berry cherrios, iced vanilla latte (DH found another box)

S: yogurt, blackberries, granola

L: tomato, avocado, walnut pasta salad tossed with a little olive oil and parmesean cheese

S: balanced breaks

D: pork loin supposedly, but DH said he might make another black bean burger - whatever is fine.

So tonight maybe get to relax a little. I have a yoga DVD I want to try. We'll see.

Have a great night IP!

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

bearcountrygg on 09/26/2017:
KIDS....They can be difficult for sure...and I agree..we sat in hot school rooms...but times are different...entitled...yes..we were just glad if there was a roof over our heads and we did respect adults...today kids seem to thin they are the boss. Frustrating! Your meal looks so good again today...and congrats on the scale moving..I know you have been waiting for this event...and it finally happened...YEAH!!!


horn_of_plenty on 09/27/2017:
Good Morning InnerP!

With the error notifications – sometimes our estimating program software (which requires connection via internet all the way over in California while we are in NY) goes offline and/or just isn’t working correctly. We can only complain to IT…and there’s an actual process where we have to actually email the IT dept (in CALIFORNIA!) and then the IT dept here gets the email also and attempts to and/or actually institutes a fix. Do you have an IT dept? This is prob where / who you need to process your complaints to!? Or maybe your office is small…and that’s not possible? Seems not many people know of a fix! Obviously that lady who “helped you” didn’t help you….lol. sorry!

Awesome how you both are helping girl with report. She will do well. And she will understand it bc you are going over it with her. Good guardians do this. My parents always helped me (maybe too much) with science fair projects….but not enough with book reports…especially in high school I’d just read the Cliff Notes versions instead of the books – bad idea – my ability to write well suffered thru HS and college I stunk. And my reading vocabulary is putrid. Just sucks. However, I have improved with age as well as bc I now do enjoy reading! Hopefully this will not be girlie’s fate! She sounds off on the right track with you!

You know – with the YA freaking out – he might have some level of anxiety. He needs help in calming the nerves. I have freaked out also before new jobs / first days / after a long summer vacation when I was teaching….he needs to learn to quiet his mind. If he ever traveled – like I did to Columbia – he’d see how different it is – and how we are all mostly so much more entitled here in US compared to the lives I saw of those in Medellin. It’s so different in other places, I think YA is also stuck in the bubble of his mind. Maybe you can help him see this – in some kinda understanding way. Help his realize it’s normal to be nervous before a new job first day….give him some tips on how to act. To be confident. To not talk back. To listen well before asking questions….etc. To watch how other coworkers act and copy that behavior of the ones who seem to not bring all the attention to themselves. To never provoke arguments or argue with authority. To be respectful of all….etc. and to try to work in an efficient manner / not waste time / be on time, etc.

Oh – I know the YA aggravates you – try not to let it so much…it’s outside stress out of your control. It’s his own personal decisions and actions affecting you. You can only limit it by limiting his being around you – and you can only influence his decisions – but you aren’t in his mind making the choices – so realize you cannot control it completely….you can help me / help influence him in constructive thinking and guiding him towards better decision making – but maybe have lower expectations for him so that he doesn’t unnecessarily stress you out as much!? You know!? I think you choose to give too much of a F#CK about him…and that is unnecessary stress on you…easier said than done, but I certainly do recommend this. Realize you can influence him, but you aren’t him.

Your meatless Monday meal looks amazing IP! So good! Salad looks so tasty! Yum! Being home from Columbia, I am seriously enjoying veggies although today I brought semi-old veggies to work and maybe I’ll throw the rest out for tomorrow…lol. I bought them the night before my trip last week…so Wednesday night and I am trying to finish those before I eat the better ones that I bought recently this past Monday night lol….I am so glad I was so prepared with veggies for my return. I missed them SO MUCH in Colombia but had tons of fun eating fried food (small portions) and having a drink with it every day of my travels.

Man do veggies help fill you – as I realized once I started including them with my food again – I felt my stomach feel fuller than it had in days! Awesome! And it’s true – not that much meet is needed in a diet…I have learned (over the course of this summer especially and partial springtime) to eat more moderate portions carbs, big portions of veggies always…and less meat. It’s so much easier to balance calories by having a nice, but moderate, (NOT TOO LOW) amount of carbs mixed with veggies…and decrease the meat part since it doesn’t provide rapid releasing energy there’s simply no point towards gorging on meat – in my opinion, it can make you fat bc you don’t feel any energy by eating it! !!!! just thinking this now. And that is my true feeling. Eating carbs will calm any hunger or low blood sugar and carbs and tons of veggies work to fill stomach. I still enjoy protein / meat but do not anymore need / want huge portions. When I had dinner Monday though, I did eat a lot of turkey…as I had very limited meat on my trip and I think I was craving both meat / protein and vegetables, LOL….i think you get what I am saying – sorry to drift off on the topic!

But I have more to say – a week and a half ago I went to a fair around here and enjoyed some ravioli myself…lately I am able to do what in the past I could never do – enjoy carbs in moderation! I like to mix them with no cal drinks or alcohol. It’s still moderate and decent calories. I am learning how to eat more moderately – only this past year – to be able to eat more high cal foods but not binge. It feels amazing. I usually do look to have them in addition to veggies – like I did last night with dumplings – had only 3 but tons of veggies so I was so full and a glass of beer…..but that’s good you can enjoy the ricotta ravioli. Life is meant to ENJOY and it’s great to enjoy all the good foods…and it IS possible if we can find a balance…my way of balance def includes gorging on veggies in addition to get that full feeling ….but I also enjoy the rich tastes now, in smaller portions of thinkgs like dumpkings, ravioli, fried foods, etc. It’s a wonderful thing to not feel out of control when faced with higher cal foods…and to be able to enjoy them in moderation and with my quick fixes (carbonated beer that takes awhile to drink, adding lots of veggies).

Your menu looks good – but all the food are so rich in calories! Did you know? Well breakfast is light I see. …cheerios are not high cal and iced vanilla latte is a simple portion so that is oK!

The granola though it high cal….and the avocado / walnut / pasta is very richwith the olive oil and parm cheese unless you had a TON of tomato to balance it?..black bean burger dinnerwould be good and light, especially to eat over a large veggie mix… and your plans to either do yoga or relax sound great.

But not eating out for so long is simply AMAZING! Why would you except for convenience only since you sure cook better than most restaurants!!!!!!!! Go you! I do enjoy your food and I’m so glad the telemove is working out nice for you.

You will reach your goal, you may have to eat slightly more veggies and slightly less of your amazing food. Although overall all, your amazing food is usually in excellent portions and not too heavy. Also, instead of rice filled stuffed peppers, you can maybe stuff them with a “fried cauliflower rice” that would be most awesome lol. And some ground meat? Or egg in with the fried cauli rice? Try to see ways to reduce more carbs for veggies at times…it’l lhelp lower your cals quite easily. I loved your idea of the zucchini lasagna.



innerpeace - Monday Sep 25, 2017

Weight: 306.0

I think I missed posting on Thursday - but we had the home version of the Monte Cristo - This is my favorite ever...with turkey bacon and some raspberry jam. I ended the day with 1780 calories - way over my limit, but again it was delcious.

Friday was hell day at work and today Monday I am trying to clean everything up - but I took 1/2 day of SL for my annual smash my boob party at the radiologist. We had black been burgers. I didn't take a picture of this.

Saturday  we were out running errands and went to a few garage sales, I found a new clock. We canceled our YMCA membership, because we don't go. He slept before work and watched my college football team win again, while I created the menu for next week. We made these black bean burritos with the panini press - put refried beans and cheese and salsa inside. Ended the night with 1089 calories.

Sunday

I ate toast for breakfast and drank the last of my iced vanilla latte. I tried to make the zucchini enchiladas, but unless you have knife skills from the culiarny arts college, I couldn't get the zucchini sliced thin enough to roll up, so instead we had zucchni and chicken enchilada lasagna. It tasted good, but there was a lot of water in the pan after cooking, which was very nasty to me.

The YA and his stinky GF came over and stayed for dinner, this put a damper on my left overs on my menu, but everyone enjoyed the noodleless lasagna. I ended the night with 1155 calories.

This morning was up but stayed away from work for my annual mammogram appointment at 11:00. It was over pretty fast and I was at work before noon. I hate it though!

Tonight is Meatless Monday with some spinach and cheese pasta. There could be a few more bad days of work, and then hopefully it will be over for a few weeks unil the new money comes in...if it does.

I think the YA got a job today. So excited and hope it works out. He said they called and asked him for his measurements to issue uniforms. So YAY!! for him.

Have a great night! It is rather hot and humid here to be the end of September!

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

bearcountrygg on 09/25/2017:
Your food pics always look so good...Keeping my fingers crossed that the YA did get the job.....maybe his girlfriend can afford a bath then...LOL........I hear you about the mammogram...I don't like them either. Hang in there at work...hopefully the funds come in.


Horn_of_plenty on 09/26/2017:
OMG girl you can COOK! Seriously, you could open a restaurant.

Saturday's burrito looks AMAZING !!! and i hope everything went well at the radiologist / boob party.

Yeah, i guess maybe if you AIR FRY the zucchini?! would that remove most of the water? You somehow have to get more of the water out of the zucchini before baking...it does look good in the photo! yum. Maybe try it again....do something to remove the water...maybe roast the zucchini first?

Did they all love the lasagna!? it's much healthier! way lower calories! Nice job seriously!

It's rather warm here also for the end of September in NYC! loving it!

Good luck to YA!!! wonderful, wonderful news!! :-D



innerpeace - Friday Sep 22, 2017

Weight: 306.0

So as expected, work is sucking these days and next week will even be more awful. October 1st cannot come fast enough. I was so busy today and yesterday I couldn't find time to post.

With that being said, dinner looked nasty, it tasted pretty good, but it was lacking in the looks department.

5 oz. of ribeye, mushrooms and grilled fennel, cauliflower and zucchini. Ended the day with 1480 calories.

Friday was awful at work too.

B: English muffin with peanut butter, iced vanilla latte (I only have three left) and we have to drive over 30 miles to get them, Don't think I'm up for that anytime soon. 471

L: left over steak wrap with tomato, arugula with honey lime dressing.450

S: balanced breaks 170

D: black bean veggie burger, baked beans - 420

I didn't get a picture of this. I wasn't even thinking....but everyone knows the black bean burger is nasty looking, so no loss there.

Ending the day with 1511 calories.

I have the mum festival on the calendar but right this minute I don't even want to go. I think tomorrow is just going to be a nice, relaxing, domestic kinda day. I have some errands to run and a few projects that I can keep myself busy doing.

And I might even get an exercise or two.

Have a great weekend! IP

 

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

bearcountrygg on 09/23/2017:
Hoping things get better for you...have a nice weekend.


Donkey on 09/23/2017:
It sucks that work sucks. I'm sorry :-(


horn_of_plenty on 09/25/2017:
Hi InnerP!

Yeah, I also don’t love the feeling of being so busy that I feel life is controlling me instead of me controlling life! I know the feeling of being too busy that you even forget to post. But do not worry, you have this, InnerP! Sometimes life is fast, and at those times when it is flying by just remember that those times are not forever…that the speed will pass…that things do settle back.

I have learned to remember that challenging time always pass, for the most part. Learn to know that even though things are really busy at the moment, things will settle. And sometimes you actually have to plan for a slow day – which is what I think I’ll do tomorrow. It looks to be beach weather tomorrow, but I am going to spend the day mostly home – doing laundry tomorrow and getting things under control tomorrow. I hope to go to gym, if my body feels up to it, but mostly spending the day with laundry / relaxing.

Can’t do any more after this trip – better to rest than to continue the pressure of doing everything. So even though tomorrow is beach weather, I’m holding back – and realizing I need mostly rest tomorrow and/or a gym day based on how my body feels. So – I know you have girlie also as a major responsibility, but try to find moments where you can care for yourself when it feels so busy.

Your dinner sounds great despite the looks, the food you made, all those veggies, sounds amazing. I ate hardly a veggie on my trip…and miss them so much. Today at lunch I have them….

Those black bean burgers are tasty and filling. Good idea pairing it with baked beans! Nice amount of protein and iron too!

oh, and the photo of your dinner actually looks GOOD to me!!!!!! Loving all those veggies!



innerpeace - Wednesday Sep 20, 2017

Weight: 306.0

Get home and the girl is there and DH is getting dinner ready. I have told him several times, to let the oil get hot, before he puts the chicken in the pan, but he does it his way. I think the chicken was more like poached and it looked sickly white and disgusting to me. I thought I had asked him to 'grill' the recipe. Meaning take it outside to the grill and fire, but he chose to do it in the pan. And then it was rubbery - and yuck the vegetables were good though.

Maple glazed chicken with brocolli and cauliflower - 345

I had a orange cranberry mini muffin for dessert. Ending the day with 1325 calories.

The gril was working on ideas for a book report she has to do, and DH is babbling and watching Youtube videos about something and they are talking over one another. I had to ask them sternly to be freaking quiet for 5 minutes. OMG they were driving me batty.

DH was listening to the president speak and the girl makes a statment, OMG I hate him. That set me off. Why, Why do you as a 12 year old hate the president? What has he done to you? Don't bring that crap that your mother spews at her house over here. Regardless of whether you like or don't like the president. We will not disrespect the person who has to look out for the well being of the entire nation, again whether or not you agree or disagree with it.  I mean if she would have spouted off some policies she didn't agree with or that she didn't want her dreamer friend deported than I would have been OK with it, but she didn't.

This is from my 20 years in the military. I may not have liked the presidents I served under, but I did my duty and rolled with it.

DH promptly fell asleep in his chair, and went to bed at the late, late hour of 5:30, leavng me with the nonstop chattering and babbling of the 12 year old working on a book report idea. I tried to throw different ideas out there, but I guess I'm not on that level, I tried and I tried to not let her drive me absolutely in sane! Finally at 8:00 her mother comes and takes her back home. I'll have to recover enough for round 2 on Thursday.

Work is at a stand still until they do the last budget sweep, that is going on right this minute. Hopefully it will be completed by tomorrow and I can go ahead and finish for the FY.

I was seriously contemplating volunteering with FEMA and be deployed for up to 45 days just to get away, but I decided I couldn't leave my dog for that long. And then I had flashbacks of the ungrateful citizens we tried to help in Lousiana during hurricane Katrina and NO, I'm not putting myself in that situation again.

And so here we are today...uh, no I didn't wake up, matter-of-fact I didn't get out of bed until 6:00 - with just barely enough time to shower.

I took my telemove call and accidentily pressed 1 -YES when asked if I had any new complications or disabilities preventing me from being active. This response warranted a call from my program coordinator, asking me what is up? What complication did I have. I told him it was an error, there is nothing wrong with me...just my discouragement. He tried to console me with how the woman's body retains water and to be patient and I didn't gain it overnight and it's not going to come off overnight. Yes, I know this...

And I was thinking the program lasted 6 weeks, thinking I am almost finished, but he informed me that it is 6 months...so, yeah, surely I can get with the program with the activity in the next 5 months. I kinda back slid today and opted to have my iced vanilla latte this morning - and it was delicious!!!

B: baked blueberry pancake, iced vanilla latte, mini orange cranberry muffin - 587 - BONK!!

L: grapes, English muffin with cauliflower, brocolli, red pepper with cheese - 375

S: balanced breaks, banana - 275 (maybe - not if I start feeling guilty)

D: is the grilled ham and cheese monte cristo with turkey bacon - putting me close to the 1800 mark - we will see!!!

Missing my family today - feeling emotional - yes...female body for sure!!

Have a great day!

 

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

bearcountrygg on 09/20/2017:
Lots of stress going on I see......It's hard...been there and wished that I could just melt into the floor sometimes when the house was bustling and noisy....being a wife and mom has it's perks...but there is a lot of tension too. I didn't know you were military....Thank you for what you have done for our country....it sure does seem like a very ungrateful country of late...When you mentioned your hubby didn't heat the oil first my thought was also...oh oh...he poached the chicken in oil...and then I read on and you said it too...well...at least it got cooked and you didn't have to do it....LOL


horn_of_Plenty on 09/20/2017:
Hi IP!

Your food looks GREAT!

Over here in NYC, many hate the president. So I don't mind girlie saying it but I totally get you as well!

LOL

....

having an iced vanilla latte is NOT a backslide at all, IP. It's totally not unreasonable to splurge. It would only be bad if you finished it...ALONG WITH FINISHING A HEAPING PLATE OF IHOP Pancakes, a MILKSHAKE, A PLATE OF HASHBROWNS...don't worry...your latte will not kill you. It's one drink :)

Cheers to 5 more months of your telemove program!



innerpeace - Tuesday Sep 19, 2017

Weight: 306.0

So while shopping over the weekend I decided to get a variety of mushrooms for my pizza that was on the menu plan for last night. Note to self: do not get oyster mushrooms ever again. I hated the texture of these and had to pick them off my pizza. At first I thought a piece of cardboard fell on my pizza but after the second time, I'm like what is this? DH said oh, it is that ugly oyster mushroom you bought. Well, Ok, I won't buy that again. It wasn't so much taste, purely a texture thing.

D: pizza on naan bread - mushrooms, onions, pizza sauce, a little bit of cheese and arugala in balsamic vinegrette - 371 calories

Pizza - before arugula

Pizza - after arugula

S: orange cranberry mini muffin - 142

Ended the night with 1322 calories

Didn't do a lot last night, very little energy. I did complete a survey for the YMCA and then complained about the rate increase and thought maybe I should go as I sat in my chair and watched TV. And then complained this morning when the scale didn't move. I'm so crazy!!

DANG IT!! I need to get up in the morning. I keep putting it off another day, I will get up tomorrow. I'll just go ahead and decide this already.

Was up this AM and took the Telemove call. Today's lesson: Food Pyramid - fruit and serving sizes. Ok I've been counting 1 serving of grapes and it should have been 2, maybe 3. my bad!!

B: baked blueberry pancake  - 241

L: left over pizza - 371

S: blueberries, yogurt, granola - 172

D: maple glazed grilled chicken and something.....

The girl is over tonight - i hope she doesn't have that stupid math homework.

Haven't heard from the YA in a week, DH says because he owes us money, I'm hoping he found a job.

Hope our HQs don't get blown away with Jose....

Everyone have a great night! IP

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

bearcountrygg on 09/19/2017:
First off....THOSE PICTURES OF FOOD!!!!! Hey.....right now I would even be happy to eat the cardboard...or even the mushroom...LOL So can you eat more fruit than you have been? Core math? UGH...I hope for alls sake that the young man found a job too...it's a reality of life...maybe he got it.


horn_of_plenty on 09/19/2017:
lol, never in my whole life have i seen those oyster mushrooms atop a pizza. hilarious. but i could see it working out and really being full of fiber lol.


horn_of_plenty on 09/19/2017:
i once bought a pint size bag of those mushrooms, microwaved them, they stunk, threw them out too lol.



innerpeace - Monday Sep 18, 2017

Weight: 306.0

And I have pictures of food....

Friday DH and I made the fennl pasta dish. It was ok. It was food. Still on the fence about this fennel. Ended the day with 1438 calories.

with the pasta


Saturday I guess I over slept, I took the Telemove call, but I cannot remember what it was about, I went back to sleep. I woke up about 8:50 and then DH gets home about 9:15.

B: malt-o-meal with brown sugar, walnuts - 271

L: ham slices, dried mango - 101

D: chicken kabob (mushroom, zucchini, red pepper, tomato), rice (there is 1/2 cup of rice under there), kale salad - 722

S: blueberries, yogurt, granola - 141

Total 1234.

The girl and I went on a walk, longer than usual. Almost 3.0 miles.

I went shopping with DH and the girl and then got mopey about how much money we actually spent. DH said it was a little higher, but not by much. I guess this is the reason I don't go.

We actually decided not to go to the apple festival, because we didn't want to see how the festival food and NOT eat it, so we just stayed home.

Sunday was up for the telemove call - it was a survey after four weeks.

Was up and did laudnry and basiclaly just relaxed the whole day. I did some meal prep for the week.

B: yogurt, granola, blackberries - 191

L: english muffin with cauliflower & brocolli, cheese, grapes, 1/2 apple - 382

D: cranberry pot roast, green beans - 420 (That is 4 ounces of roast beef - a little smaller than a deck of cards) - and it was so good. I wanted another big hunk of meat, and if there would have been left overs, I'm sure we would have eaten it, BUT I only made enough, so this wouldn't happen.

S: orange cranberry mini muffin - 142

Total for Sunday : 1135

Again, the scale is a B@tch and shows nothing of my effort. This morning, I'm like, why keep trying. This feeling! This is why people quit time and time again! the body is a wicked machine! So aggrivated right now as I'm munching on grapes, instead of a donut!

Anyway, I will persevere!

Have a great day! IP

 

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

bearcountrygg on 09/18/2017:
YEAH...for pictures of food!!!! And good job eating the grapes instead of the donut!



innerpeace - Friday Sep 15, 2017

Weight: 306.0

DH had dinner ready yesterday. Soy ginger salmon and brocolli. I had an extra 1/2 serving of the salmon - it was so good. Ended the day with 1403 calories.

After dinner I was trying to help the girl with her homework using Facetime and messenger, this is a new experience and just wow! I'm not sure if this is a good thing or a bad thing. Not sure why her mother couldn't help her, but anyway, just glad to be there for her.

DH nodded off in the chair about 6:00 and he did go upstairs and sleep, so I was there. I watched the Indians win their 22nd game in a row So exciting!  I could go to the gym and/or do something, but I didn't. I really need to work on this...exercise thing.

DH has gotton my clocks together, I may decide to put them on the wall, I still want more. I just love them.

time is so precious!

 

Was up for the TeleMove call - Food Pyramid - Fruits and Vegetables - 5 servings per day. Ok, well I think I just ate two servings of grapes, they were so delicious. Down another pound. Starting weight on 8/22/17 was 322.1 - today it is 310. I know this is working, it is just so hard some days!

B: baked blueberry pancake - 225

S: boiled egg - 156

L: English muffin with cauliflower, brocolli and cheese, grapes - 537

S: balanced breaks

Dinner is some fennel, cannelini bean, mushroom, ziti pasta bowl. I hope it turns out good.

Have a great weekend! Not a lot planned, there is an apple festival...maybe! Must not be tempted by the sweet stuff.

IP

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

bearcountrygg on 09/15/2017:
LOOK at YOU...you are down 12 pounds since August 22...GREAT GOING GIRL!!!! Looks like your clock wall is going to be neat...you have a nice array there.


bearcountrygg on 09/15/2017:
Just noticed that your overall loss is 15.6...Even better yet!!!!


Horn_of_plenty on 09/17/2017:
Salmon looks so goooood indeed! Perfect size...and once again, if you were to cook that for me, i'd probably want 2 MORE servings of the broccoli in order to feel full! You can guess that yes lots of gas after that one lol...anyways, looks amazing!!!! I am going to start cooking fish after my trips, in November i'll learn. it's so much healthier than meat only.

Wow congrats on your doing so well with the Telemove and all! I know you say you need to work on your exercise - remember that most of weightloss is more what you eat and less of how you move. Movement helps but like they say "exercise cannot undo a bad diet" so be proud of yourself that you are doing the diet part now. one thing at a time as you say....you will get into the exercise. Sometimes you just need to rest. I am feeling that right now. Anxious about trip so much that it has me ready for bed so early now at night bc i am trying to make it so i have energy for the trip....if that makes any sense. it's a mental thing with me. always. i know this feeling.

Ohh have fun at the apple festival if you go! I also went to a festival and had some great food, all free, except for water! good deal!!! :P Well, actually there's a $20 entrance fee, but we had complimentary tickets haha. Cool stuff.

Have a wonderful rest of your weekend.



innerpeace - Thursday Sep 14, 2017

Weight: 306.0

Having a tough time at work - Oh how I hate end of the fiscal year! Very irritating and then getting travel for people completed by the 30th. OMG I'd hate to be traveling into the new fiscal year. I'm glad all my people so far will come and go and get back before the 30th.

Had the girl last night and helped her with homework. I hate math and negative numbers and word problems. And 38 years is a long time to try to remember that stuff. I had to google some stuff to get a refresher.

Dinner was the chicken caprese with balsamic vinegar, mozzerella cheese and tomato. I loved it. And kale salad.  I ended the day with 1463 calories. This is the most I've had in a few weeks. But it was good.

B: baked blueberry pancake - 225

S: yogurt, granola, blueberries - 141

L: English muffin with brocolli, cauliflower, red peppers and cheese, banana

S: balanced breaks - 180

D: is salmon with brocolli

a night to relax...and watch the INDIANS lets get win #22!! WIN INDIANS!!

 

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

bearcountrygg on 09/14/2017:
You dinners always look so good....and I love your blue plates.


legcramps on 09/14/2017:
Dinner looks delicious :)


horn_of_plenty on 09/14/2017:
This is my favorite picture yet of your food bc all I see at a first glance is veggies…a veggie Brussel sprout salad and a nice cooked tomato over the chicken caprese which looks AMAZING! Oh and I love the balsamic vinegar flavor which is also def a low calorie option nice.!!! But a strong flavor which rocks even more! You know, IP, you may need to be eating more and who knows – after a few weeks you may lose more.

If you are really eating low cal as you write – like 1500’s – that’s NOTHING! I couldn’t get by on that low calories – I’d be ravenous. So, do not worry if your cals really are what you say they are. That’s in range. Anything below 2000 is in range. As long as you are correctly reporting your cals…I usually try not to “under-report” haha….for fear that I’ll eat too much without knowing – yes I am that NUTZ – to actually fear that my own personal counts are wrong!

I just really think that with your exercise and how much you move, that maybe you might be eating too low…but then I look at the types of recipes which are intricate and think that the counts you think you have may be slightly higher…but then I look at your portions and I think your counts may just be accurate as you say bc your portions are good.

We over here, at least my dept, doesn’t need anything complete or traveling by end of fiscal year so I cannot relate but I CAN relate with needed to do things by a deadline. Work deadlines can def stress a person out so you’ll get there, I know, so realize that this period of stress will end! There’s always an end and it’s not continuous without rest – just now it is.

Wowwww…so now you also have duties as a math tutor! Oh and dinner of salmon broccoli sounds delicious ha! Very healthy. I need to try for more for health and less just about the calories. One day I’ll get into eating more fish.



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!



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