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happy-1 - Sunday Nov 17, 2019
(Bike before I snack till 1/10/2020)
Weight: 216.3

Day 6 of bottomless pit of despair 

Having a seriously hard time getting motivated to do anything about anything. I just have a whole lot of "give up" in me. Partially it is because I guy I was talking to on JustOKcupid tried to cheer me up with an inappropriate holiday animated gif. If I knew him better... I would have found it funny. Instead it was just creepy and declared him untouchable... Popped my hope bubble.

Spent the day in bed coughing and eating junk food for the 6th day in a row. I'm afraid to step on the scales on Monday. I tried putting on yoga shorts and my middle ballooned out over the top of them like a Macy's Day float.

Slapped myself in the face and put contact paper in one drawer of the kitchen. Changed my sheets and washed all the blanets. Vacuumed the kitchen floor. Made my dad clean up his dishes. Washing my dad's sheets.

Thankfully, even though my dad has the heat in the house cranked up to 80, none of it reaches my bedroom.

Setting my alarm tomorrow. If I'm coughing too much to be in public I will get drive through coffee but I need to leave the house for 2 hours tomorrow and see daylight.

How did I miss that they made a season 5 of "Bosch"? 

Progress as of today: 100.7 lbs lost so far, only 56.3 lbs to go!

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horn_of_plenty - Saturday Nov 16, 2019
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 114.0

 AM ABS PUSHUPS 

1st day to sleep in in about a month so slept like 10.5-11 hours :) was great.

8am Kombucha 50

9am At parents big breakfast toast 150 with cream cheese 200, lox 200 coffee 50, chocolate 50. Total here 650 

11am chocolate 50

12:30 granola bar 100

2:30 lunch wrap 100 avo 150 turkey 50 seasonings and chips 150 

5:30 big orange 100

prob salmon 350? cooked for dinner as I am still with parents - yes, with a large salad 150, very big but thinking as low as i can for calories, then a slice of CHOCOLATE CAKE with fudge....very fancy for mom's bday. at least 400 cals for an indulgent cake. 900?

2350 today. UGH!!!!!! it won't get much better until i stay at my own apt.

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!

Maria7 on 11/16/2019:
Good that you got some good sleep. Hope you have been having a nice day.

horn_of_plenty on 11/16/2019:
Went and did a thorough cleaning of my apt with my mom and it’s cleaner than it has been in 5 years so a great day ! And a hair trim :) thanks Maria

horn_of_plenty on 11/16/2019:
Sleep was amazing.


BearCountryGG on 11/16/2019:
Salmon sounds good...I just got some today too.

Horn_of_plenty on 11/16/2019:
it was spectacular....fresh and oven broiled!


happy-1 on 11/17/2019:
YUM. Salmon.

Enjoy the happy little moments of getting fussed over. They are gone too soon.


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Maria7 - Saturday Nov 16, 2019
(Prayer and counting calories)
Weight: 150.0

For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. John 3:16&17

 

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Hello to you.

We visited MamaIndianWomanOlder.gif image by autumn1234567at the nursing home this afternoon.  I bought look-alike shirts for her and me, which she is happy about.   Took her some healthy snacks.  She not doing too well.  Appreciate your prayers for her.

Hubby LargeManWaving.gif image by autumn1234567only has 4 more weeks to work and we happy about that.

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Hope you are having a good day...

Remember, every day with our Lord Jesus is a good day!

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Love, Maria

 

 

 

  

Progress as of today: 55 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!

BearCountryGG on 11/16/2019:
Praying for your Mom Maria....nice that she enjoyed the things you took for her.


happy-1 on 11/17/2019:
Hugs. It is nice to be able to visit her there. The staff is doing the heavy lifting and it frees you up to just be there with her.


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horn_of_plenty - Wednesday Nov 13, 2019
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 114.0

AM LEGS / pm cardio at mall

 On the way to this program which I drove myself to today, quickly picked up kombucha at supermarket to taste it - didn't taste as good as I remember - lol - this brand is just not as good I guess lol. 30 cal

breakfast I made for program oatmeal and almond milk 180 and yogurt 150. 330 and coffee 70.  400

bar 170

550 healthy lunch at program 

1150

gummies and samples 150

1300

will comment as I can when I get hold of my moms iPad 

2100...

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!

legcramps on 11/13/2019:
Have a good day!

horn_of_plenty on 11/14/2019:
Thanks legs ;)


happy-1 on 11/13/2019:
Sounds positive. Have a good day.

horn_of_plenty on 11/14/2019:
Thanks happy .... in a class most of the day and want to get back to commenting soon !!!!! Thanks for your comments !


BearCountryGG on 11/13/2019:
I'm kind of finding myself craving oatmeal right now too...cooler weather I guess.

horn_of_plenty on 11/14/2019:
Yes it’s soothing ;)


Donkey on 11/14/2019:
Sounds like a good day yesterday!

horn_of_plenty on 11/15/2019:
Yes yes can’t wait to be home in my apt


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horn_of_plenty - Friday Nov 15, 2019
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 114.0

aM arms upper body  / PM CARDIO 

Kombucha50

yogurt 200 and cranberries 100 small coffee 50

snack bar 200

left program early to go to follow up eye appt at hospital 

lunch tbd wrap 100, egg whites and tofu 150, roasted cabbage 100, avo 150 chips 150. 650

2pm snack Gummy candy low sugar 100, orange 100

1450

bigger dinner 800 tops

if I were home at apt I would have chose something different but we went out to eat and it's different than choosing a yogurt with protein muffin - out to eat I ate healthy but enjoy filling up on the veggies then a little rice and shrimp and dressings

2250

walked half hour and bike easy for 40 min  

 

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!

legcramps on 11/15/2019:
Hope you're doing well!

horn_of_plenty on 11/15/2019:
I am :)


Donkey on 11/16/2019:
Your breakfast reminds me that I have 2 bags of fresh cranberries to prepare this weekend. Yum!!!

Have fun celebrating mom's birthday this weekend! Gotta soak in these good moments in life.

horn_of_plenty on 11/16/2019:
I cook them in microwave covered with paper towel and add stevia only ! Tastes awesome enjoy donkey

Yes we will keep celebrating ;)

horn_of_plenty on 11/16/2019:
I am slowly getting back to everyone’s entries here - using phone but will bring laptop to parents house today


happy-1 on 11/17/2019:
yum!!!!


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horn_of_plenty - Thursday Nov 14, 2019
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 114.0

 AM PUSHUPS ABS 

150 oatmeal and yogurt 150 and cookie and coffee 100

snack bar 200

lunch bread 200, 100 cheese, popcorn 100 salad and dressing 150 ....550
snack 300

1550

dinner

its my mom's 66 bday tonight 

I'm at my class today again - probably around a week or so left - hoping to be done soon, back to work again, etc.

total on high side 2200 wanted lower but snacked and had a larger dinner 

PM LEGS 

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!

legcramps on 11/14/2019:
Well Happy 66 to your Mom :)

horn_of_plenty on 11/14/2019:
Hahaha thanks Legs !!!!


BearCountryGG on 11/14/2019:
Cake tonight?

horn_of_plenty on 11/15/2019:
Lol no cake bc too much going on we are going to celebrate on weekend instead !!!


Donkey on 11/15/2019:
Ooo cake! I hope it was a happy birthday for your mom.

horn_of_plenty on 11/15/2019:
It was crazy busy bc sister here and she went home after being in parents house a couple weeks straight ! So we’ll celebrate on weekend !


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Donkey - Saturday Nov 16, 2019
(Lazy/dirty keto & recumbent biking (indoor))
Weight: 132.5

 Day 49:  today I choose to focus on things that bring me joy.  


Posting on my phone, which I hate doing, but seeing as I have legal clinic this morning, this is probably the only time I'll have to post until later today, if even...

I love volunteering at this legal aid clinic, but even though it's only once a month, lately I've been feeling like it's more of a burden than a blessing.  It may be time to move on soon.  I'm just tired.

It's odd that I feel this way, since it was a short work week for me.  Why am I feeling so dragged out and stressed after a vacation?  Not sure what this is about.

Slipped up a bit last night after dinner. I think I was craving sugar...  Diverted myself with other activities, but ended up indulging in some peanut butter.... and then some whipped heavy cream (out of the can - real cream, though, not that yucky Cool Whip).

Felt somewhat satisfied after that, not stuffed, not disgusted.  But my tongue feels a little funny today.


Baby Kitty is ok, and the vet bill was manageable.   She's had some trauma to her eye, whether from a fight or if she scratched herself.  She got a shot, and then we have to put ointment in her eye twice a day.  She will be ok, but we may not survive having to get this stuff in her tiny eye.

To reduce the overall cat stress in our house,  we've gone back to keeping New Kitty segregated in his own room.  Kind of sad because he's so friendly to us.


I'm finding myself floating away from my yoga practice.  Can't go this morning, obviously because of legal clinic, and kind of grateful that I don't have to make that decision.  There's yoga tomorrow morning, but not sure I want to take that class, with the owner.

Progress as of today: 54 lbs lost and already at goal!

Maria7 on 11/16/2019:
Glad your kitty is going to be okay. Yes, sounds like you've done your time with the legal clinic. A blessing, indeed, and you will find something else you are happier to to in place of it.


BearCountryGG on 11/16/2019:
Glad to hear your kitten is going to be okay...when we went to the shelter to get Sampson there had been a fight among the cats that morning and on had an eye injury....looking at the claws of this guy here,....they can sure do a lot of damage. Sampson is systematically ruining all of my clothes with his claws....holes in everything it seems.


Horn_of_plenty on 11/16/2019:
LOL i had to laugh when you said "not that yucky cool whip"...the real deal is much better, i'd agree with that! and i still have a few more tubs of cool whip in my freezer too! haha

Sometimes that dragging feeling (as in my case) can be a sign of anxiety or depression. try to be on top of yourself and push yourself to feel better. if not, then maybe it is time to drop things that aren't giving you any happiness.

I do think it's wonderful you volunteer and i do think it gives you extra experience outside of your day job.

Keep us up to date with your yoga explorations. I hope i get to try chair yoga at some point, at this group therapy program i am attending. i think i have just over a week left of it.


Horn_of_plenty on 11/16/2019:
I want to thank you for all your comments on my entry. I was working by responding to the oldest entries up to the most recent DD'er entries. You were i guess writing a lot of entries, so i got to commenting on your journal last since you were at the very top of the list when i finally got to you, if you can understand what i am saying!

But finally, i caught up and have responded and commented on all DDer journals! woohoo!

Anyways, i appreciate your comments and they have helped me greatly, so thank you!


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BearCountryGG - Friday Nov 15, 2019
(WW points)
Weight: 0.0

Just working the green ww program.......all is going well.......first day of deer hunting season around here and the woods are full....and when i say full...I mean full.  I have some things to take to the mailbox....but I'm scared...LOL........

Just started the amazon prime deal............and I think we are over shopping...lol....just things that we have been thinking about for awhile but still...I swear it encourages us to shop more often...we used to wait until we had enough in the cart to get free shipping......now we just place orders.......I will say that I do love the 2 day shipping and the prime movies....I am loving movies this way...3 in the last 2 days.  No advertisements make me just enjoy them so much more.......turn out the lights and have a seat....just like going to a theatre.  I do believe that this had upped my happiness level...of course anything that allows me to sit in my lazy boy always makes me happy...but anyway.........

Lots of laundry to wash.......and D headed out in his hunting clothes as usual for the first day...I never really did worry about that for years.......now....at 71...I worry....but as he always has said.....if something does happen...at least he would die happy.......well...when he was young it didn't seem likely...now....it's scary.  I had planned some heavy cleaning today...now I find myself rooted near a window...waiting for him to get home again.  If it's not one thing it's another....... or as Wynona Judd used to sing....."If it's not one thing it's your Mother"..........take mother out and add husband there.

Maria7 on 11/15/2019:
Yes, as they get older, we do tend to worry more about them when they are not home. I will be thrilled when Hubby is home again...4 more weeks...

BearCountryGG on 11/15/2019:
I'm sure you will.


Donkey on 11/16/2019:
With his disability, I worry about my husband falling a lot. He doesn't go outside much in the winter because of the constant fear of slipping on ice. Due to his inflexibility, if he started to slip, he would not be able to prevent a fall. He's looking into mall walking, but it requires a drive. And gotta walk in the parking lot...

Hope you had a good WW day!

BearCountryGG on 11/16/2019:
Falling is a problem for sure...D fell the other day out behind the kennels....and I had no idea.....he could have laid there a long time without me knowing....because he spends so much time outside...if for some reason he couldn't use his phone he could freeze out there.....


horn_of_plenty on 11/16/2019:
Thanks for all your thoughtful comments ! I am still getting back to commenting here as you see bc I only had my phone and now on the way home back to my parents with my mom and brought my laptop back too for this week.


horn_of_plenty on 11/16/2019:
Yeah I love amazon prime too and listen to the free music it has - speaking of free I must cancel my iTunes membership today and now so thanks for that reminder !!! One subscription - the free amazon iPhone music - is enough !


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legcramps - Friday Nov 15, 2019

Weight: 0.0

NOVEMBER GOALS:

1.  Eat vegan 80:20

2.  AT LEAST two rest days per week


Well, the first job I applied for they didn't even acknowledge that I applied for it LOL, so i'm assuming I will not be considered as an appropriate candidate. The second job I applied for I once again received no acknowledgement that I applied, and today I see that the same job has been re-posted. Whatever. So I applied for it again LOL.  I will harass them until I get a response I guess! Their loss! But it does make me feel really sub-par about myself. I know the feeling will pass though, and I also know my worth and I know that if they can't see it - that's ok. Someone else will, eventually.

BF and I went to the city yesterday and picked up a few christmas gifts. We went for supper to the Chopped Leaf and ordered the Aztec bowl - it's vegan (well, after we swapped out the cheddar and the chipotle ranch dressing). It was really good and we both thought we would eat that again for sure.

We got home pretty late, and then had to stop quickly at BF's daughter's new place to drop off some stuff that we bought for her while we were in the city. It was close to midnight when we finally went to bed. The morning came quickly LOL!

Donkey on 11/16/2019:
Good for you for applying again! That's just nuts that you didn't even get a courtesy response, "thank you for applying but..." Speaks greatly to the inefficiency of the organization(s).

Please don't let their lack of response bring you down. You're great! They're inefficient.

Have a nice weekend!


horn_of_plenty on 11/16/2019:
What made you go to two rest days ? Is this to prepare for heavier months ahead? Or just because you are in a rest season ? Good deal I’d say it’s not always beneficial to train crazy hard!

Sometimes you will have to call the employment office you applied to to “follow up” ....I suggest it !

Like donkey said, you never know what their no response means. Don’t take it personally!


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Donkey - Friday Nov 15, 2019
(Lazy/dirty keto & recumbent biking (indoor))
Weight: 132.5

 Day 48:  Intention: Letting things roll off my back.  Mantra:  Just trying to be a blessing.


 I thought I'd have enough time to finish my entry on my laptop, but sadly time is slipping away.

Today's Challenges:


I really wanted to go to yoga last night, but talked myself out of it.  Next week, the teacher for the Stress Reduction Yoga series is out of town, so no yoga on Tuesday.  I thought that next week Thursday, then, would be a good time to try this new yoga class (& teacher).  I have a 10-class pass and felt that this would be a better use of it.


Trying to be a blessing, just trying to be a blessing....  and not eat my weight in food.

 

Progress as of today: 54 lbs lost and already at goal!

legcramps on 11/15/2019:
Have a good day today!

Donkey on 11/16/2019:
I was so stressed out for most of it, but managed to have a productive day nonetheless. So, I guess that means it was a good day.


Maria7 on 11/15/2019:
Hope your kitty is okay.

Donkey on 11/16/2019:
Her eye will be ok. A week's worth of ointment. I was afraid that she might lose her eye!


Horn_of_plenty on 11/16/2019:
so sorry to hear of the events in your house causing you stress like the toilet and kitty's eye. sorry to hear of these financial things that you hadn't previously accounted for.

although there is some stress, your journal entry still sounds healthy and good. you sound good especially with your mantra and countdowns. Up to how many days will you do it for, i'm thinking it was until the end of the year, 100 days total for you?

with questions for the family and the fact they are sleeping, could you leave them handwritten notes on like post it's at the kitchen table that they see and then they can text you?

or of course, you could also text them ?

i like the handwritten notes idea if you had time...


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happy-1 - Thursday Nov 14, 2019
(Bike before I snack till 1/10/2020)
Weight: 216.3

I will have to reset my "push" after this head cold passes. I could be a Nyquil ad.

Cat is unhappy with the disruption in service from his human and let me know by pooping in the bed next to me. He has been exiled to the bathroom where he is yowling and scratching at the door. Why did I get a cat? 

Canceled doc appt today. Can't do the drive.

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Cold turned into a cough and I napped for a little bit. I had a dream about my mom. I was little, we were on the couch and she gave me a cuddle. I tried very hard to stay in the dream but as soon as I was aware I was awake and it dissipated.

That makes two hugs and a cuddle from the great beyond. Maybe she saw me having a hard time with her cat.

Progress as of today: 100.7 lbs lost so far, only 56.3 lbs to go!

innerpeace on 11/14/2019:
hope you feel better, for the cat's sake.

happy-1 on 11/15/2019:
Oh the cat is not mistreated, I just don't know any other way to give him a "time out". I can tell my dog to go sit in the bed, but I can't get the cat to do that. The bathroom has a bed, litter box, food, and water and he is let out as soon as someone has to use it.


BearCountryGG on 11/14/2019:
This might be why the cat was needing a home. Hopefully he will get acclimated....they do thrive on routines.

happy-1 on 11/15/2019:
He is very smart and an excellent communicator. I have zero doubt it is because he was expressing his displeasure and feeling that the dog gets more love and treats.

happy-1 on 11/15/2019:
He's also very well mannered for a cat... I just think he has certain standards and he lets me know he will not tolerate me being slovenly and slipping.


questforthebest on 11/14/2019:
Haha You can send the cat to me! I'm a bit far away though lol but we are, mildly, a crazy cat couple :)

happy-1 on 11/15/2019:
I give him a hug and feel connected to my mom... But I will keep the offer in mind!


Donkey on 11/15/2019:
I hope you feel better soon! I dreamt that I had a croupy cough.

I do believe that loved ones reach out to us in dreams. This has happened to me with 2 people I've lost, with an occasional revisit.

You have a good cat. He's just a little out of sorts right now.

happy-1 on 11/17/2019:
He's being inconsistent. One day he likes me, one day he doesn't. It is super aggravating. It's like why put the effort in. He's just going to want to hang out with my dad no matter what.


legcramps on 11/15/2019:
Feel better soon!


Maria7 on 11/15/2019:
You're doing what you have to with the cat. At least it has a warm place to stay in the bathroom. I am sure that the dream you had was comforting. After my very loved Grandma passed many years ago, I still say to this day that she came to me and I saw her right after she'd passed...I woke up in the early morning hours, when it was still dark outside, and there she was in front of me but not facing me, serenely gliding by through the air, quietly, as if she was letting me know she was all right...then she lifted up towards the ceiling and vanished. I didn't know she'd just passed (at the nursing home) til hours later that day...But to this day, I truly believe it was her. She helped raise me, living next door to us when I was little and had a tremendous influence on the person I am today, having instilled Christian values in me from a young age and taught me many things about love just from her example.


horn_of_plenty on 11/16/2019:
I hope you feel better ! Sorry about cat accident.

Try to take one moment at a time - maybe next time do not cancel dr until a little later in the day so maybe you will feel better and not cancel it by that time :) just a suggestion bc I feel you wake up and decide right away it’s not a good day but maybe it can improve as the day and moments continue :)


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questforthebest - Thursday Nov 14, 2019
(banting)
Weight: 75.0

 Hi everyone, thank you so. much for your comments yesterdaya, and all the support. It is honestly not an easy time right now, there is so much expectation that we should be in a place of perfection adn joy with the wedding being in a month but its so hard not to keep worrying about what is going to happen with my fiance's family... whether they will pitch,and if they do, whether they will be able to be happy for us or whether the nastiness will conitnue.  

She is so used to her family treating her this way and that is the part that really saddens me.  I just don't understand how a father an behvae like this - and for that , I conisder myself eternally grateful and luck to have the family I have ... Trying to see the silverlning here lol

Anyway, for everyon that commented on y cupboard calamity, in some ways its a relief to reach acceptance and stop trying to squeeze myself into things that don't fit and also its a motivation to make the changes I need to.  Thanks for all the support and comment xxx

I think today I am feeling sad that I have left these changes to a month beofre the wedding, so its gonne be some serious fatty photos that will follow me into the future, but at least I know that I am doing something about it.

Todays food plan:

3 x banting crakers with cheese

snack - apple and peanut butter (sugarfree)

Cottage cheese, walnut and egg salad

blueberries and yogurt

Dinner -steak and salad (she was too stressed out last night to eat much, so kept the snacks for tonight)

 

Beautiful days to all of you xxx

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 15 lbs to go!

Donkey on 11/15/2019:
(((hugs))) all you can do is work on the day you've been given.


legcramps on 11/15/2019:
You will have a beautiful wedding because the love of your life will be there with you :)


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BearCountryGG - Thursday Nov 14, 2019
(WW points)
Weight: 0.0

Liked yesterday using the green plan so will stay green for today.

Breakfast

coffee =0

bagel = 6

butter = 5

baby bel light cheese

snack

2 nature valley sweet and salty bars, peanut = 12

Lunch

chicken with black olives and red peppers = 3

hash browns = 6

Dinner

banana = 0

Got hungry in the evening so had

chocolate muscle milk for 3

popcorn = 5

Total points for day = 41

total cals for day = 1,516

 

legcramps on 11/14/2019:
Doing great! Have another good day today :)

BearCountryGG on 11/14/2019:
Thanks....it's an easy program to stay on at the moment.


Donkey on 11/14/2019:
I'll comment more on yesterday's entry, but yes, if you like green, go for it!

BearCountryGG on 11/14/2019:
liking it


happy-1 on 11/15/2019:
Good job!

BearCountryGG on 11/15/2019:
Thanx


horn_of_plenty on 11/16/2019:
Cals look great sounds like you are using a new plan !


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innerpeace - Thursday Nov 14, 2019

Weight: 328.9

I ordered from chipoltle and tried their sofritas - Sofritas, shredded Hodo Soy tofu marinated in a spicy sauce made from chipotle chilies, roasted poblanos, and Mexican spices - for my meatless goal. This was very spicy to me, but I did eat it. Probably won't get it again because of the spiciness.

The girl was over, I actually missed her. We had some nice conversation.

I watched the CMA awards, disappointed with the winners, I guess I think differently than the voters.

I have been sleeping better, so grateful for this. DH as more energy, he is usually crashed out in the recliner by 8:00, but he is staying awake....must be the new diet.

B: whole grain toast

L: great northern bean/avocado sandwich with lettuce & tomato, banana

S: gold fish; nature valley bar

D: TBD

work is crap...I hate it this week.

No big plans this weekend...yet.

Have a great evening! IP

Progress as of today: 9 lbs lost so far, only 118.9 lbs to go!

BearCountryGG on 11/14/2019:
Bean and avocado sandwich sounds interesting.


questforthebest on 11/14/2019:
Good luck with the meatless goal!

What, pray tell, is goldfish though? :)


Donkey on 11/15/2019:
Goldfish crackers? Those are so addictive!!


horn_of_plenty on 11/15/2019:
I agree that the spicy Chipotle tofu sofritas is a little too spicy indeed. I wish it was half that level - they need to work on it more to perfect the taste !!!!


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Donkey - Thursday Nov 14, 2019
(Lazy/dirty keto & recumbent biking (indoor))
Weight: 132.5

Day 47:


Logging in from my phone which I hate doing, but I refuse to use my work computer,  and I just ran out of time this morning.  It was either DD or shovel. 

Cat knocked over my breakfast yogurt onto the floor,  and the  keto lunch I had planned to take has been ruined by dinnertime who added rice to it. 

So not the best way to start my day. 


I'm not sure I will continue my 100 day countdown to self enrichment.  I can't seem to prevent life from imploding  my well-being or serenity. 


Might try to go to yoga tonight.  It would be a new class, new teacher that I haven't tried before.  

Just something to get me out of this little funk I'm in today. 

Progress as of today: 54 lbs lost and already at goal!

legcramps on 11/14/2019:
Maybe your 100 day countdown should include the little oopsies or tangents life takes you on, rather than trying to control each day? For example, a mantra to "live positively through the obstacles in my day" or "resolve to allow imperfection in my day today". Gaining well-being is a lot about learning to deal or cope with the everyday crap that keeps beating us down, and still be able to - somehow - come out on top at the end of the day. Doing your best each day isn't about how perfectly you're able to stick to a plan. It's more about how well you can roll with the punches.

Donkey on 11/15/2019:
The "live positively" is great - I will use this.


BearCountryGG on 11/14/2019:
I think any of us would be hard put to find any 100 days that went perfectly......sometimes ya just have to go on to plan b...or c...etc.

Donkey on 11/15/2019:
It's not that I expect every day to be perfect, but rather that I've felt that I've lost my focus.

For where I'm at, I must be intentional with being positive - or if not positive, at least not crabby or negative or down.

I find myself being pulled down, meaning I've lost my focus on being intentionally positive in thinking. That is to say, I find myself switching back to "glass half empty" thinking.

It's a work in progress. Ok I won't give up yet.


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legcramps - Thursday Nov 14, 2019

Weight: 0.0

NOVEMBER GOALS:

1.  Eat vegan 80:20

2.  AT LEAST two rest days per week


I found vegan ice cream at the local grocery store, and now I think I could probably go vegan 100%. It is so delicious! It's made with coconut milk.

I'm in an exercising funk this week, but I am still OK with that. I work at the gym Friday and Saturday this week, so I know i'll get two workouts in there, and BF won't let Sunday slide by without doing something. I think my consciousness is just saying "take the extra rest while you can get it" so I have enjoyed a little downtime this week.

Nothing much new to say, my coworker was nicer to me yesterday. We'll see how today goes!

Donkey on 11/14/2019:
Nothing wrong with taking a little more rest.


BearCountryGG on 11/14/2019:
Nice that work was better today!


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questforthebest - Thursday Nov 14, 2019
(banting)
Weight: 75.0

I'm sorry, here I go again.  Struggling today, emotionally.

My fiance is going through a really hard time with her family and I just don't know how to support or how to resolve it - which I know I actually can't. I want to control the situation but i cannot.  It's putting me through a rollercoaster ride of emotion and I just don't know what to do - I just don't want to project all of that onto my partner.

Anywya, sorry I'm just venting.

Food today:

Skipped breakfast again

Just had 3 banting crackers with cheese and hummus.

Still wanna make steaks for dinner. 

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 15 lbs to go!

legcramps on 11/14/2019:
Sorry your fiance is struggling. It would be so kind of you to do something nice for her, rather than trying to control or resolve the situation. She probably just wants your shoulder, your ear, or a hug!


Donkey on 11/14/2019:
Sometimes being there is the only thing you can do - and the best thing. I hope she works it out.


BearCountryGG on 11/14/2019:
D and I always have just handled our families ourselves...if it is an issue with his...he makes decisions...if if Mine then I do.


horn_of_plenty on 11/14/2019:
I’m sorry you feel bad and also about your fiancée’s situation . If you cant control the situation try to let it go - at least a little bit.

Do you get hungry skipping breakfast. ? I cannot do it as I have a big appetite in the AM when I get up - but I just drink something and then have breakfast bar work when I arrive


horn_of_plenty on 11/14/2019:
Also, welcome to DD! I have been away for almost a month but now I’m back


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questforthebest - Wednesday Nov 13, 2019
(banting)
Weight: 75.0

Hi guys,

Still quite down about yesterday's culling of the wardrobe... but I've made sure to wear something today that fits and is flattering so that I can feel a little confident in my body, but the underlying feeling of disgust is strong. Sad that so much of my self-esteem is riding on how much weight I have gained.

At least I am attempting to do somethng about it, and I know that when I make active choices to change and shift my behaviour, pretty quickly my mindset also starts to shift even if there is no visible change - just have to stick to it!

PLan today:

Yogurt, blueberries

Snack - boiled egg

Lunch - baigan bharta left overs with banting wrap

Dinner - going to go fancy and make some steaks and salad :)

Feel like me and my fiance need some quality time, she's really down, and I am too broke to take her out for dinner but luckily the fridge is full... so, depending on the weird weather we're having I'm thinking of setting up a little roamntic dinner in the garden and spoling her a bit.

I have quite a full morning but plan to gym before lunch.

Have beautiful days! 

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 15 lbs to go!

Donkey on 11/14/2019:
I applaud you for going through your clothes and keeping things that you feel good in and fit properly.

Self acceptance is a huge part of this journey.


horn_of_plenty on 11/14/2019:
The cool thing about weight is you can change it but sometimes it does take a long time to make these changes into a lifestyle change !


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BearCountryGG - Wednesday Nov 13, 2019
(WW points)
Weight: 0.0

Lots of snow and icy roads......and I'm nesting for the winter.....okay by me...I'm a homebody anyway and this time of year makes it so easy to accomplish the things than the nicer weather does. 

WW rolled out it's new program for the year or so...on Monday...and everyone seems to LOVE IT!!!  I've spent the last 2 days pouring over it and I think it's a winner too. 

Basically we now have choices like never before..3 plans that we can use and switch up at will........and this suits me very well.....it keeps boredom from setting in which is one of my main issues.

The Green Plan = 100+ zero point foods which basically contain fruit and non starchy vegetables

The Blue Plan = 200+ zero point foods which contain fruits, vegetables including some starchy but not potatoes, chicken, turkey, fish,0% fat plain greek yogurt, beans  and eggs

The Purple Plan = 300+ zero point foods which contain fruit, vegetables including potatoes, beans, eggs, 0%greek yogurt, chicken, turkey, fish, some grains like oatmeal and barley, brown rice, air popped popcorn , vegetable based and whole grain pasta, tempe and tofu.

The green plan gives me 30 daily points and 42 weeklies

The blue plan gives me 23 dailies and 42 weeklies

The purple plan gives me 16 dailies and 42 weeklies

The dailies are determined by WW and are different for everyone based on age, weight, height, activity level etc.

The beauty of the program is that you can choose every day to pick a different program for the day...they prefer that we do one for 2 weeks before switching but that is not mandatory.  It does allow daily choices to be determined by what food is available that day.........or a day when you want more points to use because of a special meal or eating out.  Days when I'm more snacky than meal driven would make for a good green day...a day when there is a lot of free foods available would make for a good purple day...or a day when I just want to use specific things up and are not overly hungry might be a good blue day...right now...I think the 2 extreme days will probably be the ones I use the most...so ( green or purple)............

Since I am a person that loves to switch things up all of the time ( moving furniture around, cleaning out drawers, not having specific menus etc.)...I think this will keep my interest better than any previous program.

Today I've chosen GREEN

30 dailies plus 42 weeklies

Breakfast

1 cup coffee = 0

Aldis, mixed berry quark = 3

Snack

Banana = 0

Dinner

1/2 baked chicken breast with nutritional yeast and other seasonings = 3

lettuce, tomato, cucumber and carrots = 0

dressing= 1

1 cup hash browns with butter = 8

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So far today 15 points and 749 calories

Dinner

cereal = 11

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days total = 29 points and 1112 calories

1% milk = 3

 

legcramps on 11/13/2019:
It's nice to have a few different options each day; you are not tied to one particular way of eating then.

BearCountryGG on 11/13/2019:
I like the switching around...and it's a little more of a game for me.


happy-1 on 11/13/2019:
I bet I'd be pretty close to the purple plan. What are dailies and weeklies?

BearCountryGG on 11/13/2019:
Dailies are the points you can/should use for that day....weeklies are the points you can use anytime that week but don't have to. All leftover points go away at the end of your week and it starts all over again.


Donkey on 11/14/2019:
Very interesting! I love the flexibility this plan offers you!

BearCountryGG on 11/15/2019:
Me too.


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happy-1 - Wednesday Nov 13, 2019
(Bike before I snack till 1/10/2020)
Weight: 216.3

Day 3 of riding before snacking 

So far haven't pulled this off, mostly because the late night snacking is happening at night and I am up till all hours. Last night 5AM because:

Annual physical tomorrow. Critical step in putting myself back together and getting back to work.

Fight with dad last night because he announced he wouldn't pay for the cat's dental work and I hadn't asked him to. I identify with the cat, so him saying he wouldn't do it for the cat reminded me of how he wouldn't get me dental work as a kid.

I will work on being a better, less angry person today.

 

Progress as of today: 100.7 lbs lost so far, only 56.3 lbs to go!

BearCountryGG on 11/13/2019:
As far as I know cats should not be given milk. Just put out a clean dish of water and a bowl of dry food.....and if you want, some canned cat food can be put out as well...but nothing else. Hope the kittys problem clears up. Your dad may be more comfortable sleeping in a chair of he has congestive heart failure......

happy-1 on 11/13/2019:
He's supposed to be able to sleep in the recliner, but can't see his laptop from there. He's sleeping in a desk chair on wheels and hunching forward. He's going to fall on his face.


questforthebest on 11/13/2019:
Sending big hugs <3 sorry you're having such a hard time with your Dad


legcramps on 11/14/2019:
I really wish there was something you could do about constantly fighting with Dad. It's not a good situation for either of you to be in and I feel that you are such a caring and kind person and that life is just being sucked away from you. I cared for my Dad for a few months before he died, and I know a little bit about being the caregiver. But I also was able to keep my distance - an entirely different situation than yours. Your health always comes first.


Donkey on 11/14/2019:
Shouldn't give adult cats milk...


Donkey on 11/14/2019:
I hope you can work things out with dad. You've given a lot to help him, even if he can't appreciate your efforts at this time.


horn_of_plenty on 11/16/2019:
Love your new challenge of bike riding before snacking ....

I think your dad May not be able to always communicate effectively with you and maybe don’t take his words to heart anymore


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