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Horn_of_plenty - Sunday Mar 29, 2020
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 113.0

9:30am breakfast honeycomb cereal and almond milk 300, banana 120, iced coffee 80. kombucha 50. 550.

11am dark chocolate mini reeces pieces 200 before upper body weights routine...oh, it's been time to start!

noon decided on lunch before weights ! wrap & cc 250, lox 100, plum 50. 400

3-5pm during workout: spiked seltzer 150...and because i stretched the workout while doing other things, i also ate the pasta and orange below near the halfway mark of my workout..

5pm tried the plain  cooked black bean pasta bc  coulndt wait to make a meal lol, orange 300 totalplum 50

Dinner protein bar and a yogurt 350





Plans: (it's another rainy day & i will stay home all day today).

- Listen to CALM meditation app before bed or anytime in the evening!..choose another listening story. Will do :-)

- even though this is a weird order: i'm going to shower first and then do weights / abs...because i feel so good after a shower...and i want to feel that way asap! i want the warm moist shower to clean my face and just feel good to start this day after i have breakfast.weights DONE 

- after weights, i will read some of my textbook, chapter 4...i will prob hold my guinea pigs while studying :) DID NOT READ TEXTBOOK 

- vaccuum living room carpet - shouldn't take long at all but i need to write it down so i actually do it!  DONE

- clean off a few spots in bathroom that got hair dye on them that i recently noticed DONE

- 5 minutes stepper DONE (12 MIN)

- half hour stationary bike DONE !

- do some research on very local parks in area; do some research on areas i've walked and see them on googlemaps so it makes more sense to me which way i walked visually - get to know the neighborhood better (online). i didn't grow up here, so i don't know this neighborhood that well although i've lived here since March 2013 - 7 years! :) MIGHT NOT HAPPEN TODAY.

- go thru Front closet of jackets / clothes and see if there's anything i want to donate to make room in the closet which i find always too snug with so many jackets / coats (from my mom many of them) that i don't wear, ever....looked briefly - having a hard time throwing anything out..will need to make myself throw out some stuff ...DONE?

- thinking to do some laundry tonight - towel that got colored from hairdye and other things i used to do my hair..will do all laundry except bed sheets at 6pm tonight (hopefully laundry room is quiet at that time...DONE !

- after laundry....(or before) will cook the black bean pasta. DONE

- Did a little more organizing around apt. :-D DONE!


- time of the month is coming very soon, so i'm ok being home...




Progress as of today: -3 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!

Donkey on 03/29/2020:
I never thought about a communal laundry room, but you're absolutely right! My first apartment had one, and yes, it's a shared space. Good point!

The nice thing about being off is that what doesn't get done today can be added to tomorrow's list.

I found myself eating instead of getting things done, too. I can't say much more without getting into my own entry today, so I'll save the story for that.

bearcountrygg on 03/29/2020:
You got a lot done...GO YOU!!!

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bearcountrygg - Sunday Mar 29, 2020
(WW points)
Weight: 0.0

I slept really well last night...and I'm thankful for that. 

Checked in with D's family...and all are holding it together so far.........college that nephew works at may become a testing area and dorms turning into hospital rooms.....

I keep working on D's attitude that he NEEDS certain foods......no he doesn't...he just needs survival food.........so far...I have been able to pull things out that he expects and wants.........but I'm sure at some point....that will end and he will have to face the fact that there is no more eggs, sausage, bread, butter....etc...........I find it annoying.......but then again....I am totally different and can eat any odd thing for any meal and be perfectly happy........he keeps talking about going to the store in the future...at some point......I want that talk to stop......we have plenty.......so this morning I tossed the idea out there that if SOMEONE WANTS SOMETHING FROM THE STORE......than THAT SOMEONE CAN GO GET IT!.....otherwise....we can get by with what we already have.........he MAY have gotten the point.

He haas been going out to the barn and sitting in the doorway these last couple of days...he is used to neighbors stopping in for a chat...of course now there is none of that....he misses that .......but there is always the phone......but we both enjoy the break so it's good. 

I'm full of energy today......I'm just going to tackle things around here...this place can be cleaner, neater, more efficient and just better......so today is the day.

Things are getting doen...yet it seems there is always things to do......I'm on it.

I'm looking forward to the concert tonight on TV....hopefully I can stay awake...LOL

His breakfast was his usual...eggs, sausage, toast and coffee.........Mine will be Christmas rice krispies and coconut milk and coffee...LOL



After struggling with the kitchen sink drain  for days..this morning we just flat out attacked it........it was messy...it was not a very nice interaction between us for a couple of minutes there...but all ended well........thank goodness.......took a drill...a new part ( thankfully had it here).....a bendable brush made for cleaning under the fridge....some vinegar....a bit of patience....a bucket...a couple of itchy hives ( mine).....a few splatters with unknown gunk.......and wala......we have a sink again.

Morning snack was about sweets......

Lunch is spanish rice with ground beef and tomatoes....and cauliflower

Afternoon snack was about sweets too.....and grape juice....

Donkey on 03/29/2020:
I love the idea of a Christmas rice crispie treat for breakfast. I've seen those in the stores - so festive!

I didn't realize that your kitchen sink was THAT clogged up. That is to say, I thought you had unclogged it yesterday. Glad it's working now!

bearcountrygg on 03/29/2020:
It was draining Veeeery slooooowly........but it's fixed now.....thank goodness...

Horn_of_plenty on 03/29/2020:
yes, i'm also trying to LEARN like your D haha...that i have a lot of food that i can actually EAT without buying more at the store. i have tuna and beans and all these things....so i really only need to be buying fruit/veggies...and i may even be able to skip the store completely till after next weekend ;) we'll see though!

that's great you were able to fix your sink....it's great that you had the part! wonderful.

i like that chart above...my friend had some symptoms but not fever and she was denied getting a test lol...she WILL be ok, that's why i am laughing. this girl was trying for like THREE days to get an rx for a test...i was like, "just relax at home, stop running around, your boss should understand just get the doctor's note...". i am guessing in some neighborhoods the tests are very limited to get.

bearcountrygg on 03/29/2020:
That is scary...trying to get the test without any success...hope she is well now.

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Donkey - Sunday Mar 29, 2020
(Low carb eating w recumbent bike, yoga, weights)
Weight: 138.5

I did a few things today with my computer and smart TV to see if I can do streaming yoga from the Yoga Studio on the bigger TV.  My results:

 Since I found the You Tube channel for Fancy Gym, I decided I would do a Flow Yoga (fast) 30 minute session.  I get started, and the class is too fast for me, and sad to say, my lack of practice is quite obvious to me.  I could not keep up.  Then I got my left side mixed up with my right side, so my sequencing was wrong.  So I just stood for a minute, and then I saw that my lovely new mat had litter dust on it and a scratch-tear!  Wahhhhhh!

I don't know if it was my toenail, or perhaps more likely a cat paw that made the scratch, but my beautiful sky blue mat now had a small hole in it.  So I abandoned the yoga routine and got a disinfectant wipe and wiped down my mat.  (Wayyy overdue on a cleaning)  Then I got some clear glue and tried to mend my mat.  The glue is still drying as I type this.

Then I went on to mop the floors.  I never went back to the yoga class.  When I came back, there was some kind of weights/sculpting class on, so I turned off the YouTube.

But oh how disappointed I am!  How far I have fallen in my yoga practice!  Or maybe... just maybe.. I was never that good to begin with.  I have suspected that my Fast-Slow teacher at the Yoga Studio has slowed down the pace of her class so that I can keep up.  (I also get my right and left cues confused a LOT, which is probably another reason why she doens't flow as fast as she probably should.)  My shoulder started to hurt, I was clumsy.  Just one big ol' fatty on her yoga mat. :-(

I have often suspected that the "encouragement" that the teacher says during class is not objective.  When she says, "Good job!" -- I don't think it's objectively a good job.  She's just trying to get me to keep going and keep coming to class.  Not being lied to, but then again, not completely honest, either.

Not sure where to go next.  

Progress as of today: 48 lbs lost so far, only 11.5 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 03/29/2020:
Well.....cat owner problems...I find kitty litter in odd places too...hopefully the glue works.......Sampson continually...multiple times daily...likes to reach out to my face...( and this guy has claws that are super long)....he tries to be gentle ( I think he is actually being sweet but the claws ruin it)......he almost always heads for my mouth......and one day...I found ( gag)...a piece of kitty litter stuck to my bottom lip....but I also find it on window sills, the bed, the countertop in the morning ( proving he was up there at night).....there can't anything clean about that....but it is a cat owner problem for all I guess.....

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Horn_of_plenty - Saturday Mar 28, 2020
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 113.0

9:30AM  honeycomb cereal & almond milk 350, iced coffee 50. 

11:30 wine 100

12:40 lunch cream cheese 150, wrap 120, lox 100, chips 300...670..plum 50.kombucha 80 720.

wine 100

dinner salad with dressing 150...lean cuisine potstickers not great either 450 or so is my guess because you can tell it's more calories than the package says! Dessert Special K cinnamon sugar cookies x2. 200 (little carby eating, those cinnamon sugar pastry cookies were so fresh and tasty!)



went online to file unemployment but it says i have to wait till next week and probably my day is Tuesday as it goes by alphabetical order..so i have to wait till the weekend is over to file.

dropped weights off at coworker's house today because i have extra (didn't go close to her or anything and didn't go in her house). that was my special thing i did today.

really took the day to relax. even fell asleep somehow after lunch despite all the sleeping i do at night!

cleaned a lot today. went thru papers, tried to make things neater in my closets. so far i have 2 big bags of clothes to give away and will have more by the end of next week or this weekend :)

i cleaned also a desk, lots of papers were shredded with my hands and thrown out.

things are a bit cleaner although they can get even cleaner for sure still! 

i am up to a great start with the cleaning and throwing out of unnecessary clothing, etc.

took a rest day with ALL exercise.

talked on the phone a lot today - to couple friends, parents. all is ok right now.

President Trump may instate a 14 day quarrantine for NY, NJ, CT...we shall see what happens. since we are the epicenter.

tomorrow after breakfast: planning to do weights exercises first including pushups and abs.

do some reading of the new chapter of the textbook that i pulled out - chapter 4.


Progress as of today: -3 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!

Donkey on 03/28/2020:
You're probably too young to remember this commercial, but I remember, as a kid, watching Saturday morning cartoons, and the Honeycombs Cereal commercial would come on: "Honeycombs big, yeah yeah yeah! They're not small, no no no!" LOL - I was singing that to myself all day yesterday after I read your breakfast entry.

I found this link to the old commercial - just so you know I'm not making this stuff up: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QP2iT0ub8lc

Horn_of_plenty on 03/29/2020:
yes, i think i am too young with the honeycomb, but, i'm going to watch it today - the link you sent and get back to you about it on your entry :)

bearcountrygg on 03/28/2020:
AHHHHH cereal.....I had festive Christmas red and green rice krispies today......love the added nutrition.

Horn_of_plenty on 03/29/2020:
this honeycomb i checked the nutrition facts and compared to cheerios and other top brands, they don't add as much nutirition to honeycomb, but there's some :) and that is good yes!!!!!

rice krispies are another light and tasty cereal!..i'm def into the sweet stuff lately! good change of pace when home :)

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Donkey - Saturday Mar 28, 2020
(Low carb eating w recumbent bike, yoga, weights)
Weight: 138.5

It is so nice to be home today!  It rained all night and we're getting severe storms this afternoon, so I am anticipating an indoor day for the most part, although I've been outside already to fill the birdfeeders and put the extension hose back on the sump pump ejection pipe.  The ground by the base of the house was getting flooded because the extension hose had fallen off.  We need a new clamp to fasten the extension hose to the sump pump hose.  I can tell you though that the LAST thing I need to be dealing with on my day off is a flooded basement.  Fingers crossed and prayin' hard...

I have several options for today:  read, knit, weights, bike, puzzle -- I hope I don't watch too much TV.   Then there's the never-endling laundry, cat clean-up, floors.  

One of my goals, though is to do some yoga from home.  Not sure if I want to do videos from the Fancy Gym or from the Yoga Studio.  

Yesterday at work, we had a small-group meeting with the Boss, myself, Mistakes Girl, and Male Co-Worker.  The Boss was saying how we should be grateful that because of him, he's saving us from being confined within 4 walls with our spouse.  I said, "Um, you mean for yourself." and Male Co-Worker said, "Yes, we're all here so that you don't have to be at home with your wife."  Mistakes Girl said, kind of quietly, "I agree with (Donkey)."  He thought that was funny.  The sad thing is that it's really true, because every other real estate law firm is working from home during the shelter-down. 

If one of us gets this virus, then there is a high probability that we will ALL get sick, because I've seen that time and time with colds and sinus infections.  In fact, in October, there was a nasty cold that went from Mistakes Girl to Male Co-Worker to Nice Lady to myself.  While it wasn't a bad cold for myself, I had to be very careful that I didn't get my husband sick.  I can't remember if he got sick from that round.

I can already feel that this may be a challenging day when it comes to eating.  So I'm starting to put together a list of healthy alternatives, including Smart-Pop popcorn (100 calorie bags), Greek yogurt, frozen fruit, maybe a ricotta cheese chocolate dessert.  That might be nice to have anyway.

Progress as of today: 48 lbs lost so far, only 11.5 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 03/28/2020:
It's apparently common knowledge about the boss and his wife...I have to wonder if he got the joke! Maybe he's the problem...LOL......And you sure do not need a flooded basement right now...I been raining all night here too....we had some mud yesterday as well and water laying around...at least it's getting rid of the snow. Real estate companies here are phone only but I don't think they are doing many if any showings.....buying a house isn't on too many peoples minds right now. Eating.......I've been into cookies...nuff said.

Donkey on 03/29/2020:
I am very curious to see if we got any contracts over the weekend. I don't know how agents are handling the shelter-down situation right now. I haven't really had the time to ask them.

Horn_of_plenty on 03/29/2020:
you have a lot of good options for an indoor day! i see you wrote about endless laundry :) here, i share a laundry room to which i have to leave my apartment. if i had laundry machines here, i'd have done so much more now. but, in attempts to limit myself from constantly being downstairs in the communal laundry room, i am waiting :)

yes, it's def not the time to be going to work. perhaps you all should wear masks? that is soooo uncomfortable though! def stay at your desks and don't be talkking to one another if you can help it! i suggest to call each other's desk phones rather than being too close to each other in the office...

i've been doing that too with healthy alternatives. i have my iced coffee, my kombucha, some veggies...and things that work together to help with keeping calories in check. i've been doing a decent job at it except for yesterday.

i find that all the microwavable foods i used to like are really not the same for me anymore. i'm way more into natural food i guess than i used to be....and it feels good to know that the microwavable, frozen foods just don't satiate me the way they did before (which also wasn't that much) and that i am craving them less and less the more i eat them hahaha.

it's good you have the healthy options...i have a lot of fruit now, too.

my sister feeds her 1.5yr old son only the best foods...and i decided that i will indulge in shopping for enough things for me to stay on track too :) extra fruit it is!

keep up the good work :) i will watch your honeycomb video today and thanks for thinking of me to send it! much appreciated. will write you back :)

Donkey on 03/29/2020:
Finally Friday, the boss brought each one of us latex gloves from the title company. Male Co-Worker has painters' masks from when he was refinishing some furniture as a project. Those are the right kind of mask, but something may be better than nothing. He offered one to me, but I passed. The gloves, though, are a good idea.

The main thing we did was to lock our front door so that nobody off the street - including UPS and clients - can come in. We spend more time with each other at work than we do with our own families at home anyway.... I guess.

Seriously, I'm just *waiting* for one of us to get it.

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Horn_of_plenty - Friday Mar 27, 2020
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 113.0

9:30 honeycomb cereal 1 serving 160, then almost a full serving 140, then one more cup or so 120, almond milk around 50. then iced coffee 50. total here: 520. lol been a long time since eating cold cereal!

 1pm: pepperoni 180, chips two servings 300, plums 100...600...

kombucha 50,  chocolates 100

5:30 rest of plums above, wine 200

dinner: wrap 120, half a vegan burger (not that good - morningstar farms meat lover's) 150..and the nature's valley cookie 200. around 500.




plans for today: 

- afternoon - drive to a park to walk because i need to drive in my car because when i don't i start to get uncomfortable driving. - maybe no walking at park, see how i feel. walked around 1.5mi DONE!

- possibly legs....did them outside at park and thinking when weather is good and the world is back to Normal that I can continue to do leg exercises outside too.DONE!!!

- after breakfast & abs situps - bike while talking on phone to friend in France... to do, next...DONE! Instead of bike I massaged my legs with roller while on phone :)

- finish remainder of chapter 2 (6 pages or so - very short chapter only had like 12 pages) DONE! - chapter 4 is next since i had previously read most of chapter 3 . 4 is a long chapter and i'll be on it for several days, i think...

- clean out top of second bedroom closet..TOMORROW.

- sign onto unemployment for NYS...to do after lunch or so...TOMORROW

Progress as of today: -3 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!

innerpeace on 03/27/2020:
You were laid off? I guess I must have missed that post. Sorry, I hope you will be OK. You do a great job planning your days and staying busy.

Horn_of_plenty on 03/28/2020:
yes, a "temporary" layoff with plans for rehire but we don't know the exact date of rehire.

thanks, i try to stay busy although some of the things you do i sadly don't have patience for like the puzzle, nice work!

bearcountrygg on 03/27/2020:
I love cereal!

Horn_of_plenty on 03/28/2020:
ohhhhh me too! so sweet and somewhat crunchy still with the milk. amazing!

and this one isn't too sugary either! :)

GREAT change of pace this week!

Donkey on 03/28/2020:
Good luck with the unemployment website. Earlier this week, in Illinois, the website crashed because so many people were applying. (It's back up and running though.)

I'm so impressed by all that you have been able to accomplish during your time off, especially with cleaning, reorganizing, decluttering -- I never seem to get to that point.

Horn_of_plenty on 03/28/2020:
thanks Donkey! if you were home, i am SURE you'd be doing some cleaning too!

still everything appears to be messy...i have so much "crap" in my apt...so many extras and too many t shirts and all. i shall never need to buy a tshirt to sleep in ever again! (let me recall this!) unless it's a fundraiser or for charity...!

i have to get on the unemployment website tonight, for sure...to do now :)

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bearcountrygg - Saturday Mar 28, 2020
(WW points)
Weight: 0.0

Well...this is interesting........cars are streaming past our out of the way country town........our road is staying much busier than usual........Our admittedly "dumb" governor....told people to not go north to escape the virus.......and for many...the light went on and they thought..."YEAH...LETS GO NORTH".....so here they come.....to our remote..healthy little town that is full of Federal and State forrests.........shopping in our little store.....no doctors within half an hour or more....tiny hospitals.......spreading the virus and at the same time....tearing around the roads in their quad runners, motorcycles..Running stop signs and ignoring all driving rules.....what a deal...gas is cheap now.....the checks will soon be in the bank or mail.....schools are closed, work is closed.....lets PARTY!!!

And to top it off...our DUMB governor has threatened Doctors and Pharmacists if they prescribe or fill prescriptions for the 2 drugs that are working and saving lives.........

Back when our boys were little.......I really wanted to move to an island......I wanted to shut off from society.....and it's bad influences.....of course that didn't happen....I'm getting that desire yet once again...of course...once again...that won't happen. 

People stink!!!

Donkey on 03/28/2020:
I initially replied that I didn't think I could comment constructively, but I realize that, in putting myself in your place, I can completely empathize with you. I know what it feels like to be "invaded" (is that too harsh) by folks who have no respect for other people's space.

I remember being up in Wisconsin, when my folks lived up there, and feeling this "invasion" when obnoxious visitors would come up to party for the weekend, with just utter disrespect. Hello, people - this is somebody's home! Don't go tramping across people's yards. Don't leave your trash all over the place. Shut your drunk mouth up. What is WRONG with people??

So I am sorry that people in your state have chosen to disregard the Governor. Now I see why the police are enforcing the shelter-down edict in your area.

bearcountrygg on 03/28/2020:
It does always seem like they just "cut loose" when they come up here.....and it's sad....It's a beautiful place..

Horn_of_plenty on 03/28/2020:
well, by me, cars are RACING on the highways on purpose, racing each other sometimes, or just being EXTREMELY careless and scaring drivers. they need to be pulled over and forced to take the 6-hour class along with pricey tickets.

i used to drive like a maniac when i was younger, at times, but not when roads had so many people on them and enough to cause an accident....though it's never a good idea to break the rules / laws no matter what time it is!

yeah, NYers are also leaving to go to their "homes on the shore" and summer homes. upon reaching other states, they are asking NYers to be quarrantined.

bearcountrygg on 03/29/2020:
People are agitated......and young people are always looking for some way to act out....( part of the breaking away from childhood stage).....but not yet acting like adults......reminds me of middle school kids...not babies and not teens....just caught in the middle....awkward and out of sync......Unfortunately that acting out is dangerous usually. :(

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innerpeace - Friday Mar 27, 2020

Weight: 328.9

sat in on the 8:30 google hangout with my office. Some people looked like they just rolled out of bed. So So funny, no shave, no combed hair, one guy even got up to shut his door and was still in his PJs.

Not, me, I can't start down the road, I'm trying to keep my same schedule. Been getting up at the same time, showering, breakfast and go to work. Or I should say, try to go to work. The more I am the more I find I can't do. I'm supposed to take my lap top in for the IT guy to download VPN and card reader on it so I can access some of my work sites and places I need to go for work.

After I could do all the work I could do, I worked on my puzzle the rest of the night and finished it. It is missing two pieces. One my dog chewed up and one I guess was lost. I got the puzzle from a library book sale so this was no surprise.


The YA came over and he spent some QT with DH. I am glad they can talk and do things together. THe YA even washed my car, I don't know why but I'm not complaining because it is nice and shiney for now and will be in the garage for the next two days while all it does is rain.

I got mad at DH because he wanted to run to Sherman williams and get some paint. I told he is the problem. He says he will be OK. I tell him all those people who are sick probably thought they would be OK too. He makes me mad sometimes. And then he gets mad at me for caring if he gets sick or Not. He is an A$$hat somtimes.

It's like he just has to leave the house for some reason. We did drive to my work for a 30 minute problem I had to fix, but we didn't see anyone or talk to anyone. The YA took him to the bank to drop of his truck payment and they brought back Wendys. By this time it was almost 2:30 so we didn't eat dinner.

Tomorrow, I may clean my house...

Tonight, I am thinking of honey mustard chicken, broccoli and some flavored rice or something.

I hope you all have a safe and happy weekend! IP

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

bearcountrygg on 03/27/2020:
I sure can't see where any missing pieces go!! Funny about your conference call........didn't they know everyone can see them....good for you working on your regular routine!!

Donkey on 03/28/2020:
Did you see the video of a Zoom work conference where the one lady walked to her bathroom and did her business all while they were having this work meeting?

I agree with you: "all those people who are sick probably thought they would be OK too." Yep, that's why we're all sheltering down, people.

Donkey on 03/28/2020:
PS I really love your puzzle!

Horn_of_plenty on 03/28/2020:
puzzle looks good! takes patience of which you do have!

if i needed to be on a google chat video for work, i would SOOOOO clean up a little bit at least. I would NOT wear clothes that look like PJs...i'd wear like fleece pants and a fleece zip up top. people shouldn't not even try, i agree with you!

if you clean your house, you don't have to clean your whole house...i'm doing little bits of cleaning at a time!

keep up the good and honey mustard chicken sounds nice and healthy too.

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innerpeace - Friday Mar 27, 2020

Weight: 328.9

sat in on the 8:30 google hangout with my office. Some people looked like they just rolled out of bed. So So funny, no shave, no combed hair, one guy even got up to shut his door and was still in his PJs.

Not, me, I can't start down the road, I'm trying to keep my same schedule. Been getting up at the same time, showering, breakfast and go to work.  

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

Donkey on 03/28/2020:
When one of my legal clinic friend's company made the transition to have their employees work from home, I suggested to her that she keep up a routine as well, much like your own. She might not have to wear a suit, but she should still dress and do her hair and such. As we see each other only once a month, for clinic, she told me at the next clinic that my suggestion was really helpful to her, with the transition.

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bearcountrygg - Friday Mar 27, 2020
(WW points)
Weight: 0.0

Made a post...then later deleted it with my phone.......I need to stick with the computer.....

The main part was our Gov Whitmer is treatening any dr or pharmacist who prescribes or fills a prescription for the 2 drugs that seem to be working......so she will have plenty of deaths in MI to be responsible for.

A nursing home near us is apparently gearing up to take on some virus patients....even though we don't have any known cases in our county........well...apparently we will have plenty soon!   UGH.......they are moving them from the counties (where we used to live)......because there are so many........

I had chili, ginger snaps and coffee for breakfast...and I liked it.  Will probably have it again for lunch too.....and that's okay by me.

Kitchen sink drain continues to be a challenge.......getting resourseful.

Need to get a bill out to the mailbox...back later.

Getting a pile of laundry done...staying at home makes that something to keep me working on.

The weather is warming up a bit...We still have plenty of snow....but it should be gone in a few days.....




Horn_of_plenty on 03/27/2020:
sorry your post got deleted! it's happened to me plenty of times too!

You sound good :) Keep up the good work and getting things accomplished at home. You just reminded me, I need to drop off my maintenance/rent bill. thankfully, i was paid my last check from work today :) I was worried they may not pay me for the sick/vacation days, but they did :) glad about this extra week of pay.

bearcountrygg on 03/27/2020:
We are doing fine.....it's a good time to do things that we have been putting off.......I have a HUGE picture that needs to be hung in the bedroom...that even I don't really want to tackle.....but it's a good time to do that......

innerpeace on 03/27/2020:
That's just crazy. We have a senior living facility within a mile of my house that has a case, so that crap is pretty close to us. I need to keep my DH in the house!

bearcountrygg on 03/27/2020:
Yes...hopefully he decides to stay at home now!!!

Donkey on 03/28/2020:
I HATE LOGGING IN HERE ON MY PHONE - ok, got that out of my system. I had commented on your first post, before it was deleted. I don't remember what I said :( Maybe it was something about plumbing problems and my dislike for them?

bearcountrygg on 03/29/2020:

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Donkey - Friday Mar 27, 2020
(Low carb eating w recumbent bike, yoga, weights)
Weight: 138.5

 Feeling uplifted this morning.  Maybe it's because it's Friday,  but I think it's because I treated myself better.  I ate more reasonably,  exercised WITH WEIGHTS (lol), slept well.

Ironically,  now that the gym is closed,  I'm doing more weights.  So my exercise stuff is in the basement.  Husband decided he wanted to listen to a rerun broadcast of an old baseball game on the radio.  (YUCK)  So I got my dumbbells and took them upstairs so that I could watch tv and do weights.   PRIORITIES!  I could have chosen to just watch tv, but I'm feeling a lot more motivated to make some upper body gains, in this time of isolation.  I'm itching for another monthly push up challenge!

Last night was biceps, triceps, and a little shoulder work. 

I just realized that maybe the reason why I'm not practicing yoga is because I've always felt it was a social thing for me,  not a solitary activity.  Hmm... I'm going to ponder this.  I really do miss yoga. 

Progress as of today: 48 lbs lost so far, only 11.5 lbs to go!

Horn_of_plenty on 03/27/2020:
I am SO GLAD you are feeling better today and that the weekend is here for you, too!

Yes, i can totally see how you'd be doing more weights since you are exercising at home....THANK GOSH we paid and planned and have our home fitness equipment!!!!! oh how lucky we are (to have indoor weights / bikes / equip) at this crazy time! of course it's a time nobody should have to experience, but, we can be thankful we have our home resources.

no reason why you can't do a ShORT yoga session at home. if you limit it to a smaller, more manageable amount, it may be easier. even like 10 minutes or 15 minutes is better than nothing...i know it's hard to instill new activities / habits at home.

also, you are working, so compared to myself, i'm guessing your time was pretty limited this week!

Donkey on 03/28/2020:
You are 100% correct - there is no reason why I cannot do a short yoga session at home. Why am I so resistant to doing this?

bearcountrygg on 03/27/2020:
You sound motivated to me.......!!! Good!!

Donkey on 03/28/2020:
Thank you :-) I'm not sure if it's actual motivation or more like resignation. This is how things are going to be, probably for another month.... maybe longer...

However, this feeling sure does beat being down in the dumps, that's for sure!

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Horn_of_plenty - Thursday Mar 26, 2020
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 113.0

breakfast: oatmeal and almond milk 170 (getting sick of it), and a terrible higher cal yogurt flavor - got 3 more to finish lol. it was chobani hazelnut butter and already blended. 180. 350. iced coffee 50.

12:30 Lunch: chips 250, turkey meatball and pepperoni 150, blackberries 150, wine 200. 750

3pm snacks banana and kombucha 200

4pm-5:30pm: 100 cal in candies 


 Dinner: smart ones pizza not good 310, plum 50, leftover eggplant 50. 400, nature valley cocoa biscotti cookies 200. 

2050. These smart ones meals suck !





- go food shopping first thing after breakfast: DONE!

TISSUES...for when i get allergies soon, toilet paper if available...

fruit like apples/oranges/berries/plums....

veggies like peppers / tomatoes / carrots / salad greens. 2 bags...

dry cereal / something for a change of pace....coffee?....few yogurts

chips - 3-4 bags or so.

frozen meals - frozen food - if anything strikes my fancy~

i have a lot of tofu / frozen meat so i will not be buying any meat 


Other plans:

- mid afternoon walk outside in sunshine ? long walk with ricky, slow with some rest spots, from 4:20 until 6:30pm! DONE!

- evening leg exercises...will get there...thinking to push this off until FRIDAY.

- bike for 15 min?

- read 5 pages at minimum from chaper 2 which is a VERY short chapter so i'll finish it soon :) YES DONE!

- early afternoon clean the BOTTOM only of the 2nd closet in my bedroom...DONE!

- early - after supermarket - watch the video of the orchid show on facebook if it's still up....not today.




Progress as of today: -3 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!

Innerpeace on 03/26/2020:
Good luck grocery shopping.

Horn_of_plenty on 03/26/2020:
I was able to get everything I wanted :)

It’s a lower income area store I went to so people don’t hoard as much as this one :-)

bearcountrygg on 03/26/2020:
Here they are telling us to only buy produce that is already bagged. Take things out of boxes outside and wipe things down with disinfectant or spray.......Next we will all have too many disinfectants in our bodies....UGH

Horn_of_plenty on 03/26/2020:
I washed my own hands after handling but cannot say I washed all produce .....!

Donkey on 03/27/2020:
When I read your comment about the Smart Ones frozen meals, I felt so bad for you!

My mother in law likes Lean Cuisine, especially the pasta ones.

I'm glad you are getting out for walks. They save my sanity during the week, that's for sure.

Horn_of_plenty on 03/27/2020:
yes, i can say i've liked lean cuisine better so far...

anything with a thick sauce / cheese is grossing me out right now!

Donkey on 03/27/2020:
Curious to know: with the increase in walking, is it necessary to do the leg exercises? I suppose so, as each activity serves a different purpose. One supports the other, I guess?

Horn_of_plenty on 03/27/2020:
really, i shouldn't do so much walking, but like you it's really enjoyable to finally get outside and stay outside LOL!!!

the leg exercises build muscle whereas i feel the walking (especially long distances) wear away at some things...

i feel that the strength training for my legs helps shape them (a little bit) and helps in general more sometimes than long distance walking.

i will admit i like distance walking better ;)

also, online on the news this morning, they discussed one of the most important exercises for older people to do is BALANCE! they discussed standing on one leg like you do !!! and said that's best to combat balance issues that is the biggest thing that changes as we get older!!!! so go you!

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bearcountrygg - Thursday Mar 26, 2020
(WW points)
Weight: 0.0

Went to bed last night with a kitchen sink plugged up........woke up to it still plugged.......so this morning we have spent hours....pouring drain cleaner, plunging, on the floor cleaning out the pipe......so far so good.......no plumbers around here in good times...and we sure don't want one here now......so just so happy that we had the stuff to use.....and gave up an old pair of glasses to use as a pipe scraper ( needed something with a bend in it and the bows worked great)......funny how industrious we can be when we have to be.......and how spoiled we can be whren it's easier to make a phone call or run to the hardware store. 

Retail store son says he works with someone who's brother in law has it...so she is self quarantined because she was with him March 13th. 

The police are stopping cars now.....and the shoppers are complaining becasue they don't have the paper to prove they should be out there.

Son has the paper...but hasn't been stopped yet.

Cousin took her 2 youngest girls to a playground and then FB friends roasted her about it......their playgrounds have police tape around them...but not cousins......( she won't be going back there)

Old friend passed away 2 days ago.(possibly a stroke)..no funeral.

Well...it's almostm 11......I guess I should get dressed for the day.

2 granola bars and coffee for breakfast




Donkey on 03/27/2020:
Police aren't pulling cars over but the playgrounds have been closed. Still, I told my daughter to get the paper from her employer that says she is an essential worker.

My only hope is that my lawyer boss will post my bond and represent me in court for free.

bearcountrygg on 03/27/2020:
Hope she gets that paper....my son got one but hasn't had to prove it yet.

Donkey on 03/27/2020:
I'm sorry for your loss... My husband's former co-worker passed away a couple of days ago, and there will be no funeral for her either. I'm hoping that maybe later in the year, they can have a memorial service or something? Just sad... (((hugs)))

bearcountrygg on 03/27/2020:
It is sad...thank you!

Horn_of_plenty on 03/27/2020:
very interesting how you all need papers. we don't in NYC. in NYC, they removed basketball hoops at some parks so prevent the inner city folks from playing the contact / close contact sport of basketball...lol.

yesterday, i had planned to go grocery shopping by 10am, but got there at 11:30am instead! luckily, this particular store was pretty empty and had everything. it's in an area where people don't have as much income and will not hoard as much.

sorry to hear about your old friend's passing <3

bearcountrygg on 03/27/2020:
They are stringing up police tape all over here and Ohio.........good that you found the groceries you wanted.

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Innerpeace - Thursday Mar 26, 2020

Weight: 328.9

 I went in to work until about 2:00 pm I had some things to do...boss was gone but I left him instructions on what to do this am.

Got home and when I checked my email at 4:03 for the last time, some whacko biotch from HQ's emailed and said to use specific accounting - WTH...you couldn't mention that on our 1:00 conference call?

So I chatted boss and told him to disregard my instructions because I had to make a change - could he do it? NO he can't...he doesn't know how. I don't have access from home and can't walk you through it, I will just come in tomorrow morning.

Puzzle all night - 85% complete - I should be finished today! I 

DH is home for two weeks. He was either layed off or put on vacation - well we were scheduled to go on vacation next week anyway...so I guess he will be on extended vacation.

No girl tonight - the mom said we could get her Sunday night and keep her until next Sunday - 

I wonder how long this stay home order will last.

No work tomorrow. I will be back in the office on Monday (probably all day) to submit time cards. I still haven't decided if I'm going to telework or actually unplug for a few days.

The frozen pizza (vegetable pizza) was pretty good.

DH went to Sam's club about 7:30 last night and picked up a few things - toilet paper!

B: croissant

L: left over pizza

D: TBD but I'm thinking teriaki chicken and rice or noodles.

And still we survive. I find myself praying a lot more lately.

Have a great day! IP

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

bearcountrygg on 03/26/2020:
I'm sure everyone that is now working from home is running into all kinds of problems...I feel for you guys!

Donkey on 03/27/2020:
Did I read that correctly that you'll have the girl for a whole week starting Sunday?

innerpeace on 03/27/2020:
yes...the whole week. It is spring break for her, we were going to Oklahoma, but that trip is postponed.

Horn_of_plenty on 03/27/2020:
yeah...everything with your work i am sure is going to take longer / people react slower :( sorry for any difficulties you are having with that! :)

I picked up some toilet paper too at my nearby grocery store :-)...now i def have enough to last me around two months? also picked up quite a few boxes of tissues since allergy season is approaching...and i get allergies.

i'm glad your frozen pizza was good...seems that anything i bought by SMART ONES hasn't been very good. i think i'll not be buying SMart Ones food again. Lean Cuisine seems a little bit better...

your meals sound good. You are in our thoughts here <3 Keep up the good work and wow...i cannot believe your patience with the puzzle.

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Horn_of_plenty - Wednesday Mar 25, 2020
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 113.0

9:45am breakfast: oatmeal & almond milk 170, last of the cottage cheese thank gosh! 50, coffee iced 50, pb 150...450.

1pm After a LONG walk where i did feel a drop in sugar since i didn't bring a snack i got shaky...but got home and now eating some CARBS ... :) clementine 50, rigatoni lean cuisine (not filling!) around 450, wine 150-200. 700 or so.

chocolates 150, kombucha 50, chcolate while exercising and also just in the afternoon, bowl of cooked cabbage with mimimal additives 50, chocolate 50

turkey meatballs / smart ones mac and cheese didn't love it. 500




List of options of activities today:

- FILE UNEMPLOYMENT after my walk ? or go to the site and see what i can do for now..decided to wait till Friday to do this and see if I am paid on Friday like I am supposed to be....

- walk this morning while calling friend Christine - up to an hour walk....done! 1.5 hours slow walk - next time i'll bring a snack with me!

- afternoon clean the top shelf of clothes (throw out some) in my closet in my bedroom (no other closet today!!) put those clothes aside to donate later on after virus passes or when i go out and know that the donation bins are open... DONE !!

- review binder that has my textbook and choose the next chapter that i am going to read, take those pages out and read 5 pages today..chose CHAPTER 2. reading it out of order, book doesn't need to be read in order by chapter. DONE!

- cook the bean pasta to have in fridge on hand? - prob not today 

- later afternoon: upper body weights today / pushups = must. - doing now around 5pm should be done by 6pm...DONE!

- do a meditation / listen to a story on my phone meditation app (CALM). - after dinner...DONE !!!!


Progress as of today: -3 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!

innerpeace on 03/25/2020:
Inspiration...I may have time to walk today. Have a great day.

Horn_of_plenty on 03/25/2020:
If you have the time, I hope you do!

bearcountrygg on 03/25/2020:
Walking sounds like fun...I seriously can't wait for the snow to leave......

Horn_of_plenty on 03/25/2020:
I am sorry your weather isn't more like mine! It's been good for walking :)

legcramps on 03/25/2020:
Over the weekend I started going through my clothes as well; I have a nice little stack to give away. Some were in such bad shape that I actually threw them out! I can't believe I was still wearing some of those pieces LOL.

Glad to see that you are filling your days with lots of good options!

Maria7 on 03/25/2020:
Clementines are good, aren't they?

Horn_of_plenty on 03/26/2020:
the best! i had a big bag of them...now i have 1 or 2 left !

Donkey on 03/26/2020:
You got a lot accomplished!

Horn_of_plenty on 03/26/2020:
yes i think it's enough :)

i even listened to my CALM app. It was a story about a volcanic european island. the stories are generally 20-30 min. I heard the whole thing, around 8-8:30pm...promptly falling asleep afterwards, LOL. woke up a lot last night, one time just to turn off all the lights in my apt. LOL. it was a good story, worth listening to! it's vocabulary, history, info, new learning. good stuff!

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Donkey - Thursday Mar 26, 2020
(Low carb eating w recumbent bike, yoga, weights)
Weight: 138.5

I would invite anyone - including myself,  if I'm reading this entry retrospectively some time in the future - to read my replies to yesterday's comments.  Your comments really helped me realize what was bothering me:  distraction,  lack of focus,  loneliness.  I appreciate all support.  I cannot thank you enough for your help.   I am ready to move forward,  wiser, carefully.


I come to the realization that I need help with my eating.  I've become terribly unbalanced.  Last night,  we had take-out ,  to support a local business,  and it was like I could not eat enough.  Not a binge but just really poor choices and lack of restraint & self-discipline .    Then I had too many chocolates. Again, lack of focus, lack of balance.

Needless to say,  my whole digestive system is upset this morning.  Not the best way to start a day.  And because I wasn't feeling too good,  my day got off to a late start,  so now I'm scrambling .   Oh well. ..

Part of the problem is that I missed my noon walk so that I could leave at 4p.   I need to get out of the office in the middle of the day.  Take a break. A REAL break.  Also,  I did not make good use of the extra hour I had at home.  So that whole idea backfired on me.   Again,  if I'm leaving early,  it needs to be EARLY, like midday, and I'm too busy at work to do that right now  unfortunately.  

The better lesson is that my time of must be *intentional* and not just trying to squeeze in time off. 

Did chest and back weights last night -  YES!!!  That is a positive. Let's leave on this positive note :-)


Progress as of today: 48 lbs lost so far, only 11.5 lbs to go!

Innerpeace on 03/26/2020:
I can relate to unbalanced eating! My husband is terribly angry right now, so much so, I think he makes himself sick with upset stomach and diarrhea. Is it anger or worry, I can't tell.

I hope you have a better day and can find time for your breaks and walk and just enjoy some of the day.

Donkey on 03/27/2020:
Thank you! I had a lovely walk yesterday. What a difference!

Donkey on 03/27/2020:
I empathize with your husband. I doubt think I'm experiencing anger... This situation sure does reveal people's true colors though.

I have a quiet dislike for some people, now.

bearcountrygg on 03/26/2020:
D seems to be frustrated now too.......i suspect it's because we really can't do what we want to do....we feel trapped.....I'm hearing a lot of people eating differently right now...most...are overeating....you aren't alone.

Donkey on 03/27/2020:
Logged into my laptop to respond :-)

I've heard a lot of people struggling with eating lately too. I think it's a natural response - stress, boredom, change in routine, etc. So I know I'm not alone - and in a weird sort of way, that's nice to know. Kind of like, we're all in this together.

"Frustrated" is a good word for what I'm feeling lately -- maybe what a lot of us are feeling. For myself, I'm not sure it's feeling trapped - although I can certainly understand other people feeling trapped, indeed. For me, I think it's more about the uncertainty -- which is why it's even more important now to remain calm.

I'm an introvert and a homebody, so this shelter-down has not changed my life too much. On the other hand, a extrovert go-getter like my boss is really struggling with staying at home on weekends with his wife. And, as I'm sure you can relate, our weather is not really conducive to being outside. If it were warmer, he could work out in the yard. I would like to do that too.

My backyard has these large willow trees - and I have a TON of branches that I would like to gather up to be hauled away. If it were warmer and not raining, I could start working on that. Unfortunately, we're expecting really bad storms over the weekend... *sigh*

Horn_of_plenty on 03/26/2020:
try to stick with your walk, even if other people aren't taking theirs.

i TOTALLY get you about leaving work earlier and how early is early enough in order to actually accomplish something extra when you get home....TOTALLY get you 100%.

try to stick with what is good for you and try not to feel bad about it. continue to take care of yourself during this crisis.

one day of poor eating isn't a whole totally unbalanced thing. you can get back on your wagon :)

also, i'm glad you did the weights :)

Donkey on 03/27/2020:
I'm trying, gotta keep on tryin'! I'm seeing each day, moving forward, as an opportunity to try. Try what? To stay focused, calm, positive, quiet, content.

I'll write about weights in today's entry :-)

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Maria7 - Wednesday Mar 25, 2020
(Prayer and counting calories)
Weight: 151.0

  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. John 3:16 

 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.  2 Chronicles 7:14

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.  1 John 1:9 



Hello to you...  

 151 on the scale this morning... 

A sunny, beautiful day here in South Carolina...60's...  Strawberry plants in the raised bed outside, have blossoms on them...Flowers here are blooming...  Hubby made window boxes and I set out colorful flowers blooming in them and they look very cheerful.


Hope you are all doing well.

Love, Maria

Progress as of today: 54 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 03/25/2020:
How is your Mom doing maria?

Maria7 on 03/25/2020:
Thankful to the Lord, she is doing okay, just missing my coming to visit her as I did most days. Quite a big adjustment for her and for me. Thank you for asking about her. Her nursing home still on lockdown.

Donkey on 03/26/2020:
I'm so glad to hear that your mom is doing ok.

Horn_of_plenty on 03/27/2020:
It's very smart they have her place on lockdown. i have heard of reports of nursing home residents dying from coronavirus.

Today our temps in NYC will reach in the 60's too although they will fall back down a little in the next few days ;). this weather is wonderful. Lucky you for strawberries that are fresh and you don't need to go to the store for them....well, now i realize it's just the flowers right now lol.

window boxes sound lovely. it's nice you are being creative and working on your home and garden!

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legcramps - Wednesday Mar 25, 2020

Weight: 0.0

Well, I think I made the right decision when I asked BF to go home after picking up his daughter on Saturday, rather than coming back to my place. I haven't seen him since (we should really face time or something, that would help). Anyways, they are at his place and I am at mine. I have kept myself busy cleaning but definitely missing them a lot.

The main level of my house is near sparkling it's so clean. All I can smell is Lysol.

I got sick with TOM on Monday, so I did have to run out and get some supplies. I wore gloves and wiped EVERYTHING that I purchased down once I got back home. 

I still feel a little crappy today but i'm trying to just plug along. I haven't worked out since Sunday, so maybe tonight I will be able to get a workout in. I bought some jugs of water to use as weights, so i'm actually looking forward to that.

There will be a Zoom call this afternoon with the gym coaches and owners, and some of the members to discuss how things are going and what could be done in the following weeks to support members in their journeys. Since I am working, I will be missing the call. They might have enough work for virtual workouts so that one or two trainers could work part-time, but that will likely be all they can do. So I won't be required anyways, although I will definitely be following along and motivating all our members from the sidelines! In reality, it will be nice to have the extra time to myself, since the days at the hospital will probably continue to be stressful for a while.

bearcountrygg on 03/25/2020:
I think you made the right decision too...no need to expose anyone needlessly. Good idea with the water weights....

Horn_of_plenty on 03/25/2020:
I am sure if you WANT to help the gym and make a video that the gym would probably be happy with you doing so?!

also, i assume like bcgg said that you are making a good choice to social distance outside of work for now.

great idea to pick up some things you can use as weights so you can continue working out, great job Legs.

I am grateful for my at-home gym :) 2 years ago, i couldn't have made a better choice :)

keep us updated with how you are doing up there!

Donkey on 03/26/2020:
So glad to read your update!

innerpeace on 03/27/2020:
Hope you are doing OK.

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bearcountrygg - Wednesday Mar 25, 2020
(WW points)
Weight: 0.0

WELL...the ink for the new printer that has not yet been sent...will arrive today.....YUP...GREAT...it's going to live on the front porch for a couple of days...and then will be moved to the garage...until that printer arrives.....funny...they refuse to let me cancel the printer now because the ink order was part of the printer order.....( separate  things...and not tied together)...but because part of the order was shipped...now they say no to canceling the printer......( my guess is that amazon is doing this because they are in such an upheaval).......at the very worst...I'm stuck with some ink I can't use and no printer at all..........it's just $.....and a lesson......

I had coffee and salmon and rice and beans along with a coke zero for breakfast....yup...weird....I'm okay with that.

Took a bath and put on clean clothes!!!

D will have leftover chili for lunch...I will probably eat up the salmon and broccoli.

Lots to do around here........just need to do it!   SMILE!!!!


EDIT...amazon contacted me and asked if I still want the printer but they can not tell me when it will arrive........( since the ink arrives today.....and I don't have a working printer at the moment to print out a return label for it....so I'm stuck)...I told them I would wait for it.....so...hoping someday the printer arrives.....at least they offered some recourse). 

3 loads of laundry going on...and snacked on a granola bar, a couple of pretzel things and a mini pack of cookies.........will have lunch a little later.

innerpeace on 03/25/2020:
Strange. My boss said he ordered a scanner and he already received it...unless he meant he went to Best Buy and purchased one, but he kept saying he would get it Thursday and it arrived today. He was hoping this scanner would help him sign stuff while at home. Then he can scan it back to whomever needed it with his signature. Some things just don't take a digital signature.

Weird, but your salmon does sound tasty. Enjoy your day.

bearcountrygg on 03/25/2020:
It's a good thing he got his scanner.....maybe my printer isn't in stock...not sure...but...since he is doing business with his...it's better that his arrives......mine can wait awhile.....will reassess later I guess. I don't have a problem eating non breakfast foods in the morning....it was fine....and working on no food wasting here.

legcramps on 03/25/2020:
I made salmon over the weekend and it was so delicious!

Glad to see you are keeping busy; stay safe and healthy!

bearcountrygg on 03/25/2020:
Thanks.....Love salmon for it's non fishy taste!

Horn_of_plenty on 03/25/2020:
Salmon for breakfast, you FANCY!

good luck with your printer...yeah, i wonder if my orders from Amazon will come. none of them are NECESSARY. they are "foods," but totally snacks and not essential!

bearcountrygg on 03/25/2020:
Apparently salmon cn stay in the freezer for years...LOL...it was fine! Not holding my breath for the printer...now I'm just curious how long they can put it off...LOL

Maria7 on 03/25/2020:
Hope your printer arrives soon!

bearcountrygg on 03/25/2020:
Me too.

Donkey on 03/26/2020:
I tell ya, you couldn't write a better comedy script: can't return the ink because you can't print out a return label! Not laughing at you, but the irony of this just struck me.

At least you're getting a lot done during this shelter-down period. I'm not getting anything accomplished...

bearcountrygg on 03/26/2020:
I know...my son thought he had the answer too.......until I told him about not being able to print the return label and he laughed......if it was anything but a printer...we would be okay...LOL

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innerpeace - Wednesday Mar 25, 2020

Weight: 328.9

Yesterday all day work from home.

This morning I came into the office for a few hours, because I needed stuff I don't have access to from home. It was a nice little repreive.

DH went and got the girl about 9:00 am and she stayed until 8:00 pm. Her mother is adamant that she just cannot stay any longer.

We had a crock pot roast, which I thought could have been better, I don't know what was wrong with it, maybe under seasoned.

One thing for sure DH and the girl want nothing to do with my puzzle. I guess they do not have enough patience for it.

The room I am working in gets hot, I can't figure out why, maybe because the computer is running. IDK but it is uncomfortable. It doesn't have a camera or microphone and I need both of those for our morning meeting. This morning I used the Ipad which worked ok...but the girl brought home the lap top so I will use that for the meeting in the morning...AND i can take it somewhere else in the house which is good.

Puzzle is maybe 40% finished. I am enjoying the puzzle - maybe just maybe I spend way too much time on it.

B: overnight oatmeal

L: left over pot roast


We were supposed to go to Oklahoma on Sunday - however - in light of recent events, we have canceled and will be staying home.

DH just got word that instead of being layed off - he can just go on vacation. So DH will be home for two weeks - that puts a kink in any vacation plans we would have this year...awww...but then that will save us some money.

And he says he will make dinner - I get frozen pizza. Seriously??? So I guess I will have frozen pizza. I asked him to take off the red peppers.

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

bearcountrygg on 03/25/2020:
Can you adjust the heat vent? Mine has a little rolling dial to open and close them.....if you can't...can you tape a piece of cardboard or something over it? I think everyone is cancelling their vacation plans...but it's probably for the best anyway.

legcramps on 03/25/2020:
Do you have a floor fan you can use in that room?

I downloaded a digital puzzle app on my ipad a few months back, and it was very addicting LOL. I loved it!

Horn_of_plenty on 03/25/2020:
oh yes! those puzzles require lots of patience! i'm surprised that DH and girlie aren't up to it!!! i'd be up to it, not all day, but to do it with you for a little while, why not!?

laptops seem the way to go right now in this crisis, it's good girlie can lend you one :)

whoa already 40% done with that puzzle! you have so much patience, InnerP!

lol enjoy your pizza dinner! seems that pizza places are really still open at this time...maybe because they already were doing lots of takeout before this happened and are used to it! i know yours is frozen...i have a couple frozen ones in my freezer too by lean cuisine i think. i will have one this week maybe :)

Maria7 on 03/25/2020:
I LOVE frozen pizza!!! YUM!!!

Donkey on 03/26/2020:
I started a puzzle, got stuck, nobody will help me. They are glued to their computers.

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