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innerpeace - Wednesday Jan 24, 2018

Weight: 303.7

Met DH and the girl at the library. It was a great event and even more so if you like hot chocoloate. We tried Spanish, Itailian, Mexican, French and Vienese hot chocolates. Most of them were very bitter to me and the others were just sickenly sweet. It was a great experience though. I voted for the French. I ate two lady finger cookies with the hot chocolate.

D: was the home made pizza on flat bread, turned out delicious. We even made enough for dinner tonight.

Ended the night with 1415 calories, thanks to the chocolate.

On schedule DH was asleep at 8:15. i was hoping working the dayshift again would get him out of this sleep pattern. I got up the same time he did and I don't fall out like that.

Up this morning at 4:30 got DH out the door.

B: toast, peanut butter, banana

L: left over pizza

S: yougurt, black berries, balanced breaks

D: left over pizza

We have our fitness consulation tonight at 6:30...maybe I will go to the gym when DH leaves....um we will see.

Have a great evening! IP

Progress as of today: 17.9 lbs lost so far, only 93.7 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 01/24/2018:
The hot chocolate tasting sounds like fun and it's really good that you are exposing your daughter to so many different things....you guys really do make good use of your time with her, some day she will look back on those times happily!


Maria7 on 01/24/2018:
Sounds like Y'all had a good time. :-)


Donkey on 01/24/2018:
When my husband worked nights (11p-7a), he would take a nap right after dinner from about 7p-9:30p.

When my husband worked days (7a-3p), he would be in bed between 8:30p-9p, because he had to get up so early.

You might find that your hubby is able to stay up a little later during the workweek, on days, once the stress of learning a new job wears off a bit. I hope so. Anyway, I would get up early with my husband and exercise. Now that he's disabled, I still get up at 5am to workout!

innerpeace on 01/25/2018:
Yes, my husband did that nap thing from about 7:30 to 10:30 to be at work at midnight, but he is back on day shift now. I didn't think he would still fall asleep so early. Maybe he is still adjusting, time will tell.


horn_of_plenty on 01/25/2018:
hopefully just hot chocolate tastings, lol...interesting event at library i think i'd run from it bc i would be faced with too many temptations of food / drink...rather stay home. but sounds tasty, so ignore my negative commentary...

tasty foods...!



innerpeace - Tuesday Jan 23, 2018

Weight: 303.7

DH gets home later than me now. I had the leftovers heated up with a nice tossed salad. Ended the night with 1405 calories.

I sent a few postcards and as usual DH promptly falls asleep at 8:45. He says he is just mentally exhausted from all the learning his new job takes. OK and the exuse for falling asleep so early before was it was so physically taxing. He sleeps more than anyone I've ever known.

I got caught up watching The Good Doctor and stayed up until 11:00.

Was up at 4:30, got DH out the door. watched CSI episode.

B: frittata, toast

S: yogurt, blueberries

L: 1/2 cordon bleu

S: balanced breaks

(I have a huge salad I haven't eaten yet)

D: flat bread pizza

I think we have a library function tonight, but I can't remember if we are going or not. Something about Hot chocolates from around the world.

Have a great evening! IP

Progress as of today: 17.9 lbs lost so far, only 93.7 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 01/23/2018:
Ok...Will you get to sample the hot chocolates from around the world????? Are they just going to talk about them? Why does that sound amazing and horrifying at the same time??? LOL If you go enjoy yourself......!


horn_of_plenty on 01/24/2018:
i am sorta like your DH and new things also mentally get me...i have been sleeping TONS since my move to my new location at work, also bc i've been fighting cold virus...

just support DH....but i guess he likes to sleep LOL...on weekends you can take advantage of him! LOL


horn_of_plenty on 01/24/2018:
oh and dinner sounds yummy...i'm going back to salads with dressing, now that i make my own dressing i'm happy to use it!



innerpeace - Monday Jan 22, 2018

Weight: 303.7

Well so much for me thinking I had a secure job. Crazy day on Friday with the budget not getting approved. My boss did tell me to come in to work though.

Received a letter I am excepted (Part-time) so now I work part-time until the furlough is over. OMG so stressful, my neck and shoulders are screaming.

I left to go to my VA Move meeting, down 3.2 pounds since the 8th, so not too bad, but I can do better. When I was gone, my boss thought I left for the day, it was quite comical.

Have a fitness evaulation scheduled for the 24th after work, so I guess I will at least go to the gym on Wednesday and I started wearing my fitbit again.

F: DH made a chicken, sun dried tomoto, pasta dish, it was pretty good - ended the day with 1380 calories.

Saturday for the first time in forever...DH was there in the morning. He made breakfast the Jimmy Dean frittatas, which are pretty tasty.

Afterwards we took Steve to his vet appointment, it is so sad for me, so I waited outside in the waiting room.

My heart's right here!!

After the vet DH and the girl went shopping.

Lunch: pizza

Dinner: tacos from home

ended the night with 1343 calories

Sunday: laundry day - I didn't want to go anywhere and spend money because I was unsure of the status of my job so we stayed home and relaxed. DH and I did try our had at making some cordon bleu, they turned out nice, but kinda bland.

B: fritata, english muffin

L: balanced breaks

D: cordon bleu, mashed potatos, green beans

cordon bleu before the oven

cordon bleu with all the cheese melted out of them. Needed more seasoning or something, just reall bland, I thought.

Ended the night with 1290 calories.

Monday -

B: fritatta, one piece of toast

S: yogurt, black berries,

L: left over chicken pasta from Friday

S: Balanced breaks

D: left over cordon bleu

Today was DH's first day at his new job, It was just so nice to have him home this weekend and there in the morning when I got up. He has to leave for work at 5:15 to get there by 6:00 a.m....so early. I have intentions of getting up with him and exercising, but that didn't happen this morning, maybe tomorrow.

Have a great night! IP

Progress as of today: 17.9 lbs lost so far, only 93.7 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 01/22/2018:
You guys are quite the cooks! Hopefully the government will get things rolling again real soon.


Donkey on 01/22/2018:
The shut-down is over - at least for the next 3 weeks...

innerpeace on 01/23/2018:
Yes, but they have a knack to sure make it as stressful as possible.


horn_of_plenty on 01/22/2018:
Omg I forgot how you are a federal worker ! It seems things are back to normality now !? Crazy how they can just shut down like that !


horn_of_plenty on 01/23/2018:
speaking of spices...i've tried cumin and it's wonderful as an extra spice on i think veggies / meat....i've used on both and it's GREAT...oh and in salad dressing



innerpeace - Thursday Jan 18, 2018

Weight: 303.7

Just a disgusted kind of day!

So, I get home and DH made the chicken, vegetable soup that he was supposed to do, however, he forgot the ravioli and he put like a cup of pepper in it. It was very spicy and unpalatable. I ate the left over cauliflower lasagna!

Then I had a 1/2 peanut butter sandwich because I was starving. Ended the night with 1375 calories.

Lady from anytime fitness called me again, I guess I will go ahead and sign DH and I up, we better go!!!

Ate a donut at work today! My boss wasn't around. So irritated I didn't eat my salad for lunch.

B: toast, PB, banana

iced vanilla latte mix and milk

S: donut

L: yoburt, blackberries, ganola

S: balaned breaks

D: roasted vegetables (beet, sweet potato, red and yellow peppers, cabbage and carrots) with the polenta and goat cheese.

The girl was over, she played on her phone - did not have her book. She did say she gets her report card on Friday and has an A in math. We will see.

No big plans for this weekend...yet!

IP

Progress as of today: 17.9 lbs lost so far, only 93.7 lbs to go!

horn_of_plenty on 01/18/2018:
i see a lotta healthy eats...roasted veg sounds amazing with the polenta as well as the goat cheese!

sorry the soup turned out funny but it's good you had that cauliflower which also sounds AMAZING.


Maria7 on 01/19/2018:
Your chicken and veggie soup sounds good and I never thought about adding pasta but that must make it extra good. Have a blessed day.


bearcountrygg on 01/22/2018:
Blackberries here are amazing lately.....and they are soooo delicious.



innerpeace - Wednesday Jan 17, 2018

Weight: 303.7

DH made an incredible cauliflower lasagna for dinner (lasagna with caulifower instead of pasta) it was pretty darn good.

I have been drinking more water this week. I have also been putting fruit in my water which has helped immensely.

Today though, I put lemon, lime and cucumber - will probably leave the cucumber out next time, totally overpowered my citrus.

DH has been rather surly of late. He is anxious about starting his new job - he is out of his comfort zone, but that happens with a new job I suppose. I think tonight may be his last night, he said Thursday, but I think he changed it. Nice four day break to get back on the day shift.

D: caulifower lasagna, dinner roll - 559 calories - ended the night with 1371 calories - i'm very ok with this.

Slept ok, still not getting around as quick as I want, that will surely change next week though, when DH has to be up at 4:30 to get to work by 6:00. If i get up with him, I can exercise - what a concept!!

B: toast, peanut butter, banana - 304

(iced latte - milk & mix - 223)

L: left over cauliflower lasagna & salad - 403

D: chicken, vegetable, ravioli soup (zuccini, squash, onion, spinach)

 

We have the girl tonight. DH is kinda upset with her about things, so this could be interesting tonight. I don't know why, but DH picked up her ipad and was looking through her messages. Apparently she has been telling her mother that she is not happy at our house. That we stress her out making her read and do her homework and her dad is a butt hole towards her.

And then the YA told his dad that he didn't come over anymore because we stressed his sister out about not getting the book read.

So DH is like, oh if making your sister read her book for a book report and making her do her homework makes me the bad guy...well then I'm your man!! Oh and what high school did you graduate from? Right then, that's what I though!!

Anyway, the YA don't come over anymore because he owes me $200 (he didn't finish paying for a car he bought and then he traded the car off for a hunk of junk truck) - or because we stress his sister out. I'm thinking maybe if his mother stressed him out when he was in school, he might have tried a little harder to make something out of life, instead of standing in line at the food bank with the rest of the losers over there.

anyway, I just can't wait to see how tonight goes - /sarcasm font/

I'd rather be anywhere but home.

Have a great night! IP

Progress as of today: 17.9 lbs lost so far, only 93.7 lbs to go!

BearCountryGG on 01/17/2018:
Who knew that there were so many ways to use cauliflower......bet the cauliflower industry is thrilled.


horn_of_plenty on 01/18/2018:
Good luck to dh on his new job :)

And your cauliflower Dinner sounds amazing


horn_of_plenty on 01/18/2018:
Yes no reason not to stress girl out to read maybe show her what happened with her brother how he doesn't have job options and explain to her it will Be better fOr her if she does her work and her name is not "jackie!!!"

innerpeace on 01/18/2018:
I wasn't stressing her out! If asking a thirteen year old if she is reading a book that has to be finished by a certain time to turn in a book report is stressful, what is the world coming too?

If she is so undisciplined that she will NOT do it on her own at her mother's house, nor will the mother push her to read, how is she supposed to get anything accomplished? Is she not responsible for anything? Is it not her assignment to turn in and be graded on? Does she prefer to fail? I am sorry too, if I stress the poor darling out to read a freaking book!!

I told DH I wasn't helping her this quarter. Either the mother or the girl will have to come up with some motivation and/or initiative to read the next book. If I stress her out so much and I will see exactly how well this tactic works!! OMG I am just so incredibly frustrated with this entire situation. I hate it!!


horn_of_plenty on 01/18/2018:
you cant take the situation seriously...you did all you could, for the time being.

maybe have girl speak to her counselor about this stuff...and the counselor can explain that you do your best to get her to do the assignments.


horn_of_plenty on 01/18/2018:
you cant take the situation seriously...you did all you could, for the time being.

maybe have girl speak to her counselor about this stuff...and the counselor can explain that you do your best to get her to do the assignments.



innerpeace - Tuesday Jan 16, 2018

Weight: 303.7

Hello,

was out for the weekend, I just cannot bring myself to boot up the computer and post. I'm on the computer 6 of the 8 hours I'm at work and try to leave it alone during the weekend.

Friday I get home and we have roasted vegetables and polenta. It is all good - ended the day with 1427 calories.

Saturday I was doing good. DH and I went to weigh in for our biggest loser competition and afterwards thought it would be a great idea to go eat breakfast. It wasn't.

B: eggs, bacon, french toast

D: gyro

And then just when I think we are in for the night, DH wants to go to Trader Joe's (I had never been and it is like 2 cities over). I wasn't impressed, not my style of shopping. And then sence I have an unused gift card from The Cheesecake Factory, we decided to get dessert. White Chocolate Raspberry type put me way over with 930 calories - ended the day with 2225....not one of my best days.

Sunday - DH and I go shopping

B: English muffin

L: Pizza

D: slow cooker pot roast

ended the day with 1557 -

Monday - DH and I got to look at the anytime fitness facility that is right across the highway - 5 minutes away depending on the stop light. I can use the Fitness my way program through our insurance, which will let us use any facility that is part of the program. It includes quite a few within a fifteen mile radius. Just have to pick one now.

B: English muffin

L: 1/2 left over gyro

D: loaded sweet potatos w/corn, black beans, onons, tomotos, avocado, cilantro, a little cheese - this was quite delicious. and

cabbage steaks

Ended the day with1439 calories

Will see about making a fitness location decision...but will we go?

Have a great day IP

Progress as of today: 17.9 lbs lost so far, only 93.7 lbs to go!

happy-1 on 01/16/2018:
Trader Joes is the best!!!! Endless aisles of delight!!!!


happy-1 on 01/16/2018:
Trader Joes is the best!!!! Endless aisles of delight!!!!


BearCountryGG on 01/16/2018:
I love Trader Joes...but they are now 5 hours away.....so no more for me.


graindart on 01/16/2018:
I've never been to a Trader Joes. Went to a Whole Foods for the first time over the Christmas vacation. We don't have either of them within 200+ miles of where I live. Whole Foods wasn't overly impressive, although everything was bright and shiny. It did have a 3 year aged Gouda cheese that I was looking for. After trying it, definitely not a fan (love 12-18 month aged Gouda). Just did a giant tray of roasted vegetables myself last night. Overate and was stuffed, but still well within my allotted calories.


Donkey on 01/16/2018:
I went to a Trader Joes years ago and it was not in my comfort zone. However, I live by a different TJ's now, and I've matured, so maybe I should give it another chance.

You're right about the gym. The trick is actually GETTING to the gym. That's why it really helps if it's nearby. BTDT.


Maria7 on 01/16/2018:
I love your food photos. I have never thought about cabbage steaks but it looks easy to do...just spray some oil and roast the cabbage? Looks very good and low cal and I also love the sweet pototoes with the toppings photo, too.

innerpeace on 01/17/2018:
Thanks! I have learned to like cabbage.


horn_of_plenty on 01/17/2018:
Food looks amazing - cabbage steaks are cool I always wonder if they get nice and well cooked like that or not compared to when they are shredded. Veggie dish looks good too...latekynyou eat well but then sabotage yourself by. Having a really big greatness or meal a few days later - maybe try for a small treat everyday if you can can do that like 1-2 PCS chocolate or whatever you like and have with herbal tea or seltzer or something low calorie....instead of eating an entire meal - like if you go out try to eat more veggies still in your meal.....to try not to wreck the good job you are doing ! Cabbage steaks are simply amazing looking



innerpeace - Friday Jan 12, 2018

Weight: 303.7

So DH text me that we were going out to celebrate...his new job. Well and because he didn't want to cook. I got home and we left to go to, he originally said Olive Garden, but I'm like NO WAY! So we wound up at Applesbee's. I had a shrimp thai salad, which was ok. Afterwards we went through the drive through at Dairy Queen! Yep used up a bunch of calories. Ended the night with 1789 calories. I'm really ok with this, but this doesn't help with my weight loss.

I overslept this morning and I have sleep scheduled all over my weekend plans. I just kept hitting the snooze button and would not get up. I did make it to work on time, but still feel very rushed.

B: toast, banana, peanut butter

S: yogurt, blackerries

L: salad: mixed greens, apple, pomegranate, walnuts, baked chicken and a little bit of goat cheese

S: balanced breaks

D: some kind of chicken and roasted vegetables

People freaking out about weather rolling in, however, it is not as bad as it was first forecast to be, which may be a good things, I can never tell. I always think it's a bad thing because everyone all ready closed everything and now there is no need to have.

I do want to see the movie Downsizing, may do that this weekend.

DH, the girl and I went to see Jumanji over Christmas and it was the funniest thing I've seen in a long time. There were moments in the show where I was laughing so hard, I couldn't catch my breath. It was just so funny.

Anyway, I hope you all have a great weekend! IP

Progress as of today: 17.9 lbs lost so far, only 93.7 lbs to go!

BearCountryGG on 01/12/2018:
I used to love the Applebees Asian salad...it was delish and I swore I would try something different every time we went...but then..I would order it again...now we don't have an applebees around so don't need to think about that anymore....we don't even have a dairy queen...LOL


horn_of_plenty on 01/13/2018:
I wrote a few comments below and will read this entry here after dinner as my father called me down! I'm lucky :-)


horn_of_plenty on 01/14/2018:
Sounds like a nice treat at Dairy Queen ! Maybe next time share it with DH! Take a few spoonfuls of his and get a warm tea there!

That's what I do to keep my mouth busy - a little of the rich stuff and then low cal stuff directly following :) it's my trick



innerpeace - Thursday Jan 11, 2018

Weight: 303.7

D: salmon and asparagus - 309 calories. I was still hungry after so ate a pita and 1tbsp peanut butter. Ended the day at 1438. I am OK with this.

Relaxing night, stayed home and stayed warm.

B: toast, peanut butter, banana (iced vanilla latte) 304 calories

L: quinoa, black beans, alvocado, salsa, banana - 470 calories

S: balanced breaks -180

D: chicken and some salad

We have the girl tonight.

Was trying to figure out summer schedule with the girl. Since DH is changing jobs, he won't have vacation again. This blows!

Maybe take a road trip home.

Have a good night. IP

Progress as of today: 17.9 lbs lost so far, only 93.7 lbs to go!

BearCountryGG on 01/11/2018:
But I bet you guys will be happy to be working the same shift.


happy-1 on 01/12/2018:
Do they have fun stuff in your area on groupon?

innerpeace on 01/16/2018:
I haven't really checked. I will have to down load the app!


horn_of_plenty on 01/13/2018:
What do you mean to take a road trip home ?

Or so you mean take a road trip starting from home ?

Also is it me or are your foods simply the best they've been since you started here ?!

Nice job with the salmon and also the quinoa mix and everything !

Also you are such a dedicated planner to be thinking of how summer with Girlie will plan out - now it will work out well since you are putting in the effort now !

innerpeace on 01/16/2018:
Road trip home...to Oklahoma. It is about 1100 miles driving. 16 hours of driving.

Having issues with the girl, so I doubt I will do anything at all with her in mind.



innerpeace - Wednesday Jan 10, 2018

Weight: 303.7

I hear snow is coming, like 17 inches, I kinda hope it happens.

got home from work and helped DH with dinner. We kinda mixed together what we were supposed to have with a Tasty video. It turned out really very good. We used sweet potatos, hamburger meet and spinach. I was going to take a picture, but trust me when I say it was NOT pretty. tasty, but not pretty.

D: sweet potato, shepherd's pie type thing with spinach - 595 calories.

Ended the night with 1343 calories, I am very ok with this.

The girl had homework so we stayed around the house.

Slept ok, but not used to getting up 45 minutes earlier because I changed my schedule for the Move class. And then, it's very true how traffic changes as well, but I will deal with this.

B: toast, peanut butter, banana - 304

iced coffee (milk and mix) - 223

L: mixed green salad with figs, almonds and goat cheese - 313

D: should be salmon - we will see

Have postcards to send out tonight.

have a great evening IP

Progress as of today: 17.9 lbs lost so far, only 93.7 lbs to go!

Donkey on 01/10/2018:
17 inches?????? Wow, that would make me want to hibernate until March. I hope the weather folks are exaggerating. Stay safe!

innerpeace on 01/11/2018:
Yeah well, today it has been decreased to 6 inches of snow with possible freezing rain and ice. I think they do a lot of CYA (cover your @ss). the winds changed, it didn't get as cold as expected or something. It will be an interesting weekend.


happy-1 on 01/10/2018:
Sweet potato shepherds pie? Yum!!!!


horn_of_plenty on 01/13/2018:
Yeah glad you don't have to clean up 17 inches :-)

Also your meals sound fabulous !!!!!

Nice job as usual!!



innerpeace - Tuesday Jan 09, 2018

Weight: 303.7

I think I have the best DH in the world. I told him I ran out of window washer fluid coming to work today and he came by my work and brought me a DDP and window fluid and filled up the resovoir. He can be so thoughtful sometimes.

Today's word is sleepy. I am having difficulty staying awake and, it's not even 2:00 pm yet. Makes for a seriously long day.

Dinner last night was a baked chicken breast with guacamole and brocolli, it was pretty good  I had to cut the stalks of the brocolli but DH did well.

D: chicken, brocolli, guacamole - 462 calories

S: balanced break - because I was starving.

Ended the day with 1354 calories

DH and I walked the dog. It was an adventure putting booties on my dog. His little feet get so cold he only makes it a few houses down the block. With the booties on, he make it all the way around.

Ending the day with 1354 calories.

Tuesday:

B: oatmeal, walnuts, a little mape syrup - 228 calories

L: pita pocket, apples, spring mix, tomatos --458 calories

S: orange - 62 calories

D: TBD - supposed to be somthing with sweet potato and black bean. This may be changed a little.

DH starts his new job the 22nd, so excited for him.

Have a great  evening!

Progress as of today: 17.9 lbs lost so far, only 93.7 lbs to go!

horn_of_plenty on 01/09/2018:
lately i'm sleepy and i know why...i'm totally procrastinating at work and not doing too much work as of late at work. i think to myself how stupid i am lately...that i don't push myself...i only push myself to exercise. it's definitely something i obsess on. but thing is, like obsessing on it.

your food looks fabulous! so proud of your hubby doing better with the daytime position. so it worked out after all!


Donkey on 01/09/2018:
I wanted to congratulation you and hubby for his new job and his hours! I hope that you will find it much more conducive to a happy family life.

innerpeace on 01/10/2018:
Thanks! And it is. His stupid employer put him on 3rd shift after he was gone for seven weeks after knee replacement surgery. It was like a punishment or something. And when he requested vacation, they told him he couldn't go because he had already been gone for seven weeks. Yeah, like vacation and surgery are the same thing!

Life will surely be more enjoyable...as well as sleep.



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