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Horn_Of_Plenty - Friday Sep 20, 2019
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 116.2

kombucha tea 60

breakfast with healthy intentions: wrap and egg 200, avo 150, coffee 50...and a dunkin donuts french cruller 200 from coworker.!!! it didn't taste all that wonderful, but i ate it because it also didn't taste bad! LOL.

700!!! even before a snack....i guess french crullers shouldn't follow a full breakfast, lol.or at least, not a WHOLE french cruller (portion sizes matter!)

snack: almonds

lunch 1/2 a HUGE burger 400 with salad 50/dressing, grilled asparagus 100, few fries 150, croutons 100.  800

1600

snack: apple/almonds

dinner: tbd 

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took the express bus and was on time, magically. really, i need to take the earlier bus if i really want to be on time, but the earlier bus is a half hour earlier....might be time to change my hours...i should take the express bus for the rest of the month.

i'm taking the Express bus so i can sit on the entire commute for now. it's double the price and a little longer ride. (the other option is bus / train which is actually faster and cheaper, lol)

Progress as of today: -2.2 lbs lost so far, only 3.2 lbs to go!

BearCountryGG on 09/20/2019:
Personally...I have never met a french cruller I didn't like!!! The express bus is probably better while you are healing!


grannyannie on 09/20/2019:
Maybe you can change your hours to make your commute easier?


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BearCountryGG - Friday Sep 20, 2019
(intuitive eating , around 1,200)
Weight: 0.0

Beautiful day here..........had coffee for breakfast and chicken and cheese on pita, and mac and cheese and cake for lunch........later will probably be chili....I'm really liking the seltzer waters and i think spindrift is my favorite so far...it has 17 calories......which is negligable...so drinking one of those.  Been on the phone for the last 2 days...and haven't gotten much done around here......did go online and order the 23andme heritage/health kits today.....something we have been talking about for years....D's sister and her husband did them and were really happy with the results........so i'm hoping D will actually do his....but if not...oldest son said he would...so I ordered 2. 

Right up until midnight I was 69........and I held onto that ....fell asleep and woke up at 1:05 A.M. and had to accept the truth......I want to make this a year of accomplishments.......and make something positive out of it.  Son T and I talked for hours this morning on the phone....he thinks it's a milestone....( NOT SO SURE THAT IS THE KIND OF MILESTONE I WANT>>>LOL)....But we had a lot of laughs....and truly...today feels no different than yesterday......

grannyannie on 09/20/2019:
I've done the DNA tests and so have my aunt, sister and one brother. Interesting!

I use decade birthdays as motivation for getting fit and a healthy weight. Just after my 40th I did it, did it before 50 and 60, all with good results. I'll use 70 for extra motivation - 2 years and 5 months away.

70 is still young!


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innerpeace - Friday Sep 20, 2019

Weight: 334.6

Last night I got home and DH had the cauliflower and cheese pizza heated up. I thought he was going to put something on it, but he didn't. He just poured salsa and jalapenos on his and he ate it. It was just OK, I probably won't eat that again.

We did have a nature valley sweet and salty granola bar for dessert.

I went to bed at 9:15 and as expected I was awake at 1:30, ready to get up. I forced myself to go back to sleep, woke DH up a 3:00 and then I finally got up at 5:30 to get ready for work.

Tonight we are going to the highschool football game to see the girl march again. These are late dinner nights and will stop and get another salad from Wendy's or somewhere close by home.

I have a few other dishes i want to make over the weekend: 

brocolli cheddar casserole

potate pizza

butternut lasagna with mushrooms

baked ziti with spinach and mushrooms (and with ricotta or with a tofu herbed ricotta) - might be my first venture with tofu - we will see

Will be at the audition and vegetable shopping tomorrow

No Sooners, but GO BROWNS! GO INDIANS!

Have a great weekend! IP

Progress as of today: 3.3 lbs lost so far, only 124.6 lbs to go!

BearCountryGG on 09/20/2019:
I used tofu once...it does pick up flavors from the other things so add lots of flavor to the dish...D didn't like it but I did.


grannyannie on 09/20/2019:
We use tofu a lot. Just has to be cooked properly and in a good sauce.


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Horn_Of_Plenty - Thursday Sep 19, 2019
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 116.2

kombucha 50

eng muffin 120, 150 avo, egg 80, chocolate 80. coffee 50. 

snack almonds

lunch: takeout from buffet - fried rice 200, turkey 200, veggies 100. 500.

snack: apple/almonds

1350

after work: sushi spicy tuna roll 500? light ice cream 300. 800.

2150.

 

 

 

 

 

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Still not overusing my legs, but they still are burning on the sides a little and my left ankle is def feel abused. i stood on the subway today, no seats. still a hassel for me to do. I just have to rest and start at scratch when i feel better. Still i haven't tried the Express Bus because you need a different metro card that i didn't add money to until last night. Today i'll take that bus home, i've decided..and tomorrow i'll take it to work. we'll see how sitting (there's always seats) on the bus going to and from works instead of a bus and train that i stand on. I hate right now how i am so dependant and how my body feels as rigid as someone who is 75 when i'm 37. i don't understand it...but then again, i do. i overdid walking for a few consecutive weekends and this is how my body reacts.  It's very frustrating to me. I just don't have the musculature of an athlete let alone even most people my age (in my legs, i'm talking about). my arms are actually stronger than most people my age. just frustrating all of it.

 

Progress as of today: -2.2 lbs lost so far, only 3.2 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 09/19/2019:
Is it shin splints that you have? I know those are painful. Or is it muscle?


BearCountryGG on 09/19/2019:
You have a tiny bone structure....maybe arms are just going to be your strong point...we all have body limitations...heredity and build count.


legcramps on 09/19/2019:
I understand how frustrating it can be to not be able to forge ahead towards your goals. Rest, recover, then try again. That's all you can do. Once you accept where you're at - it will be easier to progress forward. My suggestion would be to start a lot smaller - shorter bursts of cardio rather than trying to tackle a bike ride, a walk, everything in the same day.

Also - I know you love working your upper body, but it's just as important to ensure your legs are strong and ready for the pummeling they take during high intensity cardio. It would be prudent for you to incorporate more into your leg workouts. Just an idea!! Take it or leave it :)


Donkey on 09/20/2019:
You are right to focus on focusing on your lower body. Maintaining one's mobility is so important, especially as we get older.

I love the idea of shorter, frequent sessions for leg cardio. Also, perhaps start doing the exercises you learned in physical therapy again.

This whole scenario has me thinking that you might need to shift from hard workouts (duration, heavier weights) on the upper body to very focused exercises that seem small scale, on the lower body. Does that make sense?

It would definitely be a shift.


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Donkey - Friday Sep 20, 2019
(Lazy/dirty keto & recumbent biking (indoor))
Weight: 134.0

Lately,  I've been finding myself writing in the past tense.  I'm not so sure that is a healthy perspective or what I want for my diary here. 

Of course,  juicy work stories are the exception (lol).  I do a lot of venting about work here,  too. It's nice to have a safe place to unload,  but again,  should this be my focus? 

Food for thought...


I've decided to focus on the guidance of the Zen Teen book and return the other stress book written for adults.  I'm looking for tools,  not analysis. 


Today's intention is dedicated to my health.  As I mentioned earlier this week,  this Sunday starts the 100 day countdown to the end of the year.  I want to make the most of what's left of 2019.

Progress as of today: 52.5 lbs lost and already at goal!

grannyannie on 09/20/2019:
Yes, some Zen Buddhism is always helpful!


innerpeace on 09/20/2019:
I and intrigued with the 100 days left in the year...i will have to find me something to strive for.

I too search for stress relieving activities and exercises.


BearCountryGG on 09/20/2019:
We do head for what we are thinking about...a good test is to walk with your eyes straight ahead on some object...and you will walk a straight line to it. Now walk watching your feet...and you will zig zag all over the place and when you look up where you wanted to go will be all off. It's a good place to vent for sure....s long as you can let it go after.....kind of getting it off your shoulders....but for you...if it makes you think about it more it may not be helping. I agree...don't keep books that don't appeal to you.....no need to waste time on those.


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grannyannie - Friday Sep 20, 2019
(Low cal - moderate carbs - cardio and muscle work)
Weight: 161.6

I was supposed to go into the city today to pick up my new glasses, but the ferries weren’t running because of thick fog. Went to the gym instead. I’ll pick up glasses on Monday. 

Menu:

B: porridge/raspberries/almond milk, tea w/soy milk

S: coconut/almond cappuccino, quinoa/cranberry bar

L: chicken breast sandwich

S: salad

D: leftover veg curry w/tofu and prawns, diet lime tonic 

Total:  1224


Gym: 

treadmill - (intervals uphill and speed) - 10 mins

elliptical - 10 mins

rowing machine - 5 mins

recumbent bike -  15 mins

Leg press (20kg) - 3 sets of 10

 

Progress as of today: 5.4 lbs lost so far, only 16.6 lbs to go!

Donkey on 09/20/2019:
You made the best of a change in plans!

Your menu sounds delicious!

Well done day!

grannyannie on 09/20/2019:
Thanks! If I continue to behave (except social occasions like a wedding) then I should get fairly close to goal by Nov 30.


innerpeace on 09/20/2019:
My next step is to get ride of dairy - how do you like soy milk? I have a quart in my refrigerator but I am too afraid to actually taste it.

grannyannie on 09/20/2019:
I use unsweetened soy milk in my tea. I like it. If I'm actually going to drink a glass of milk, I drink sweetened almond. In my cappuccinos I use coconut/almond. Husband likes to use oat milk in his porridge. I use almond. I always buy Alpro. Bought a store brand of soy once and didn't like it.


BearCountryGG on 09/20/2019:
How cool...I want to be able to say that I couldn't do something because the ferries wouldn't let me!!!!!!!!!

grannyannie on 09/20/2019:
We live on a peninsula. The passenger ferries here are a big source of anger and frustration. They go off very easily - not good if you're trying to get to work. Our ferries are a 20 minute crossing - love it on a sunny day.


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happy-1 - Friday Sep 20, 2019
(Make each count for 60 Days No Contact till 11/8)
Weight: 216.3

Day 10/60

Still behind on reading and commenting on logs.

Pro organizer came today. I just want to hug her for a completely inappropriate length of time. Kind of like the abominable snow man hugged daffy duck and bugs bunny. The trash and recycling bins are piled high. We filled 5. I think that brings the number of filled bins since I moved in and broke my neck to 32. I can’t even imagine how there were 32 bins of trash and recycling in here. It still feels like there is no space. I took an entire backseat worth of stuff to Goodwill. I have bags and bags of e-waste to take to hazmat roundup on saturday. We found 20+ boxes of my mom’s papers to go through that I moved to a more accessible room. I haven’t shown her my dad’s closet yet. I don’t want her to run away... she has to come back. If I had to choose between my ex and the professional organizer... I would pick her. I showed her the bike trainer I bought and said “I have total confidence and faith in you that I will get to set this up in that room.”

Garmin says I got 12,000 steps in and burned over 5,000 calories cleaning today. No wonder I am so exhausted and weepy.

BUT... in other news, it took 4 months and God knows how many bags of cat treats... but last night my moth-eaten tom cat gave me a full on back rub... it was everything I was hoping for. He did it again today. If I can get him to do it a third time at bedtime I can probably get him to do it on request.

CELEBRATE!!!!

 

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

Donkey on 09/20/2019:
Wait - cats can give back massages??? I need to have a serious talk with my cats tonight.

PS I love reading about the organizer!


grannyannie on 09/20/2019:
Well done. You've been busy!


innerpeace on 09/20/2019:
Such a great job. I couldn't not even imagine having that amount of stuff in my house. You are doing an amazing job getting everything organized.


BearCountryGG on 09/20/2019:
You are doing great....I also had many bins of paper from my parents house...it took me days to shred it all and i burned up one shredder....it is a dunting task for sure.......my cat needs to take lessons from your cat.....all my cat does is EXPECT head cratches for himself...and continually puts his right foot in my mouth on every occasion he can...which is totally disgusting coming from something that stands in his own toilet!!


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legcramps - Thursday Sep 19, 2019

Weight: 0.0

Got sick on Monday and didn't make it to work yesterday. I'm back at it today. No idea what's going on - I had such a bad headache that it made me nauseous, but also my muscles and joints really hurt too. Feeling much better today.

Also, I got a taste of what it will be like when BF and I are retired together LOL. He poked at me all day yesterday, which is just what he does. But being so sick yesterday, I really NOTICED, you know?! It was kind of irritating, but in a funny i-know-i-would-be-laughing-if-i-wasn't-so-sick kind of way.

It sounds like BF will go to the city tomorrow and spend some time with family, so that will be good for him. No news on Grandma this week. Status-Quo is not a bad thing.

What else...I found myself a coach. I am going to her bootcamp classes, Tuesdays and Thursdays, although I missed this last Tuesday because I was sick. I figure even coaches need a coach, and I am no longer interested in driving half an hour every time I need a push to get a workout done. I don't have the willpower for that! But if all I have to do is drive down the road a few blocks, then I can make the effort to do that. So that's been nice, and a pretty decent workout too. Her coaching style is a lot like mine, so that's cool too. Then I workout on my own on coaching days - Mondays and Fridays - since i'm already at the gym. The other days are up to me what I want to do; since i'm not training for anything, I can afford to take it easy for a couple of months.

BearCountryGG on 09/19/2019:
Hope you are feeling better...those guys...LOL Funny how they are annoying and worth keeping all at the same time.


Donkey on 09/20/2019:
Bear is right about men. I'm impressed that BF is so mobile after knee surgery. Good for him!

I'm so excited to hear more about your coach!!!


grannyannie on 09/20/2019:
Sounds awful. Hope you feel better soon. I am married to a Scot and they are pros at 'taking the pish' - serious teasing.


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BearCountryGG - Thursday Sep 19, 2019
(intuitive eating , around 1,200)
Weight: 0.0

Up early....and not at all hungry...will start with coffee and wait........today is my first walmart grocery pick up.......funny how this makes me a bit nervous......D added some things to the shopping list last night...40 pound bag of birdseed...a cooler...lol...Hope there is room in my Equinox for all this...LOL.....apparently they will send me an email...and Then I respond with their app when I'm heading in their direction.........?????  Are they tracking me at that time...what do people without I phones do?  Can they do grocery pick up?  Questions...questions...already started a load of laundry at 5:30 A.M.........Apparently I'm not the only one with grocery pick up anxiety...LOL...there are a number of you tube videos about it...LOL....And a whole lot of you tube videos about how they love it......so....today is my maiden voyage...LOL...I think this is a great way to avoid impulse buys...and makes it a lot easier to know what I'm spending because it keeps a running total....plus...flu season has started...and I will never get another flu shot unless someone hog ties me and forces it on me...my Mom died a few hours after getting hers....so this will keep me away from some extra germs....this winter....and weirdly...I got a notice last night that Michiganders should stay inside to avoid some mosquito illness that is killing people,,,,good luck with that one...

Back from the walmark pickup....and it went well........super nice people...very quick and efficient...will definately be making this a part of my regular shopping.....

Ended up eating 2 pop tarts in the car at 11......and will have chicken for lunch along with mixed berries.

grannyannie on 09/19/2019:
Mosquito illness in Michigan? I'll have to check that out - my family is all there. Hope it's not Dengue Fever.

It's pretty much impossible to manage without a mobile phone over here and I'm sure it is the same in the US now.

BearCountryGG on 09/19/2019:
Agree with the phone...I feel naked without mine. And yes to EEE...people are dying in michigan of it..3 now as of yesterday...


grannyannie on 09/19/2019:
Yikes! Just checked on the mosquito disease and it's EEE which is much worse than Dengue Fever.

BearCountryGG on 09/19/2019:
Yup.....but they are never going to get people to stay inside....people have to work etc......I'm sure it will get worse!


grannyannie on 09/19/2019:
I know Deet is not good for you, but it's better than getting a disease from mozzies. We use it in Thailand - no malaria where we stay, but there is dengue fever there.

BearCountryGG on 09/19/2019:
We have deet.....boy...the insectisides scare me too...my Dad died of multiple myeloma which they think was caused by insecticides or herbicides....but do not want to get sick for sure.


legcramps on 09/19/2019:
Oh boy, that mosquito disease does not sound good at all! Please stay safe!

BearCountryGG on 09/19/2019:
I see it's showing up in Rhode island and massachussetts too.


Horn_of_plenty on 09/19/2019:
glad to hear you have been so productive today!


Donkey on 09/20/2019:
I completely agree with you on the fly shot. I truly feel that it has to be a personal decision. I don't get them, but my mom and my husband do.

I'm pleased that your Walmart experience was positive. I will have to tell me daughter. Oh, I guess I'll have to try it out eventually, too. I'm going to try to find some of the YouTube videos you mentioned, lol. #WeekendGoals (lol)

BearCountryGG on 09/20/2019:
I kind of miss the walking around exercise....but wow was it fast and easy and the people were so nice and efficient. It makes it so much easier to avoid impulse purchases...and would really help stay in budget.....i ordered simple things this first time...but the next time...it will be a full shopping trip...and will include meat the net time and some frozen things....


grannyannie on 09/20/2019:
I always get a flu injection every year. It's free at the doctors office when you are 65+. I used to pay a small fee before then.

BearCountryGG on 09/20/2019:
I got them when i worked in a drs office...then stopped them...and started again for 7 years because I had to take my Mom and I didn't want toget sick and pass it to her..( although i did get pneumonia once for 5 weeks)...but I wore a mask around her and left as quickly as i could....but I don't think I have ever gotten the actual flu...pneumonia is my issue more often and the pneumonia shot isn't for the kind I get. But after her death...i won't get it anymore...they do charge here although this year i'm seeing free shot signs...one in our town...but no..not for me.


innerpeace on 09/20/2019:
I haven't gotten a flu shot in five years. The last time i couldn't raise my arm over my head for five months afterwards. I think I was shot in a nerve or something. After getting the shot I had a big knot rise up (size of a ping pong ball), I would rub it and massage it thinking it was the actual serum or something. After it went down I couldn't raise my arm or sleep on it, it was so very sore. After that, I haven't had another...I haven't had the flu either...well yet.

BearCountryGG on 09/20/2019:
I don't blame you...sounds like a reaction for sure....my Mom died about 19 hours later......so I won't chance it anymore.


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innerpeace - Thursday Sep 19, 2019

Weight: 334.6

On to week two with the no meat, doing well.

Tuesday night we had sweet potatoe, bean, onion quesadillas. They were pretty good, despite the kinda sweet taste from the sweet potato.

We also had to deal with the girl. She texted saying she would not be marching Friday night so we didn't have to worry about going to the game to pick her up.

Questions ensued and she said she didn't know about rehearsal or she missed the announcement, therefore the teacher said she could not march on Friday - no march no grade.

This is what I was concerned about, so I emailed the teacher and asked, I know the girl missed the reheasal and would be unable to march, however, if marching was all of her grade, how would she pass the class? Was there a schedule of dates for rehearsal so I could ensure the girl would make it? The teacher responded the dates are on the band calendar and are after school on Mondays and Thursdays. He would be more than willing to work extra with the girl, however, she would have to show diligence and be willing to take the extra instruction. He would also provide extra at 3:00 pm on Tuesday and Wednesday for the girl. And she will be willing to march on Friday.

So since DH is working early shift, he was able to pick her up after her extra instruction. I asked her if that helped. She replied it did. She also informed the teacher that she was being mocked and teased from the upper classman and getting harrassed that she was making everyone mess up because she couldn't stay in step. He told her to let him know the next time this happened.

I am just so so disappointed that others will ridicule and put you down instead of helping you get it right. I just don't understand this mentality.

On a good note though, her middle school band teacher took a creative director's position with the Northeast Ohio Youth Orchestra (NOYO) and invited her to audition this Saturday, she is super excited about this opportunity, so I guess we are going to an audition on Saturday for her.

Last night the menu had caulflower grilled cheese, but DH stopped and got us salads from Wendy's after picking up the girl from her marching practice. The salad was good. THe girl opted for chicken nuggets - no meatless for her.

However, after dinner, I did try and make the cauliflower grilled cheese for lunch today, I could not get those things to stay together. I added bread crumbs, but it really didn't help. It was very messy indeed, I was finally able to get them to stick togeher, I just had to let them cook a bit longer than I initially thought. After I got two sandwiches made I dumped the rest of it on a pizza pan and spread it thin and cooked it like that. It will be made into dinner tonight with roasted vegetables. So roasted vegetable pizza with the cauliflower crust.

I also made about four batches of kale chips - cajun spice and cayenne for DH who enjoys spicy. I made honey mustard and ranch for me. They also turned out really well and if I ever need to eat kale, I will more than likely eat it this way.

B: bowl of mini shreeded wheat, vanilla iced latte

S: CLIO yogurt bar

L: cauliflower grilled cheese, banana

D: cauliflower pizza

Didn't go to work yesterday - autumn migraine or something - still not feeling good today, but there was a conference call I couldn't miss.

The CLIO yogurt bar that is really good on the go and has enough chocolate to conquer a craving...

And the cauliflower grilled cheese - I used provolone

 

Have a great night, IP

Progress as of today: 3.3 lbs lost so far, only 124.6 lbs to go!

BearCountryGG on 09/19/2019:
It sure is tough being a teenager....thankfully she has lots of people there to help her through it....you are an amazing step Mom...And the pictures look delish!!!


legcramps on 09/19/2019:
Pics look great, and super exciting for the girl to get to audition! Good luck to her!


Horn_of_plenty on 09/19/2019:
tell girl to ignore the ridiculers and tell the teacher. kids are stupid. thry dont realize they are bothering her and they think they are just amusing themselves....same thing happened when i was in band.

i enjoy reading about your roasting and cooking. the cauliflower grilled cheese looks amazing and i've never tried that type of bar that you took a picture , i'm gonna look into that bar now.


Horn_of_plenty on 09/19/2019:
quesadilla with sweet potato sounds great too.


Donkey on 09/20/2019:
I'm quite impressed with your vegetarian endeavor!!!


grannyannie on 09/20/2019:
I never felt better than when I was vegan, but still felt good as a vegetarian. We try not to eat a lot of meat now, but do eat some.


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Donkey - Thursday Sep 19, 2019
(Lazy/dirty keto & recumbent biking (indoor))
Weight: 134.0

Not much time to post today.  My husband is having a flare-up with his symptoms, so that took a lot of my extra time today.  And there wasn't all THAT much extra time because I couldn't get my butt out of bed.  I actually lay in bed for over 30  minutes contemplating whether I should get up or not.

Yesterday was not as successful, with my intention and mantra, as I was feeling the stress manifest itself in my neck at around 1pm.  I think the intention:  "I extend kindess and mercy to myself and others" wasn't the right one for yesterday.  And I did not return to my mantra enough throughout the day. 

Also, I have decided not to participate in the remainder of the free yoga sessions at that yoga studio I tried earlier this month.  It's not the right place for me at this time, where I am in my yoga journey.  I am going to continue with the free chair yogas, I am still signed up for free Yin Yoga at the public library.  And I really do want to try the local yoga studio nearby (the one I can ride my bike to, it's so close).  The anxiety over spending the money is what is holding me back right now --- or is it the social anxiety?  Hmmm.... I hadn't considered that.

Progress as of today: 52.5 lbs lost and already at goal!

grannyannie on 09/19/2019:
I keep thinking about taking yoga. Might try a private lesson when we go to Thailand, then if I think it's for me I'll join in the easier classes.

Donkey on 09/20/2019:
That's a good idea!!! Ah yoga in Thailand... sounds so relaxing!


BearCountryGG on 09/19/2019:
I have used yoga CD's and now you tube for yoga.......not as agile as I used to be, and I'm more at ease just doing that at home....somewhere in all the moving I guess i got rid of my yoga mat...so i haven't been doing any floor poses...in fact my blocks and belt are gone too....hmmm...

Donkey on 09/20/2019:
I just can't seem to get myself to use my yoga DVD. I just learned last week that I can watch YouTube on the tv we have in the living room! I'll have to have my daughter show me how to do that.


grannyannie on 09/19/2019:
I'm very flexible but I don't have good balance and also have low blood pressure so if I get up too quickly I get dizzy.

Donkey on 09/20/2019:
I have balance issues too. I feel that the yoga is helping with that, but I sometimes have to modify the moves, which is ok. In fact, with the exception of that disaster yoga class, most instructors encourage us to move within our limitations.


legcramps on 09/19/2019:
Anxiety can manifest in so many ways, can't it? I hope you are able to work through it as you need to!

Donkey on 09/20/2019:
Awareness is hugely important. If I can catch it early, I can do things to bring it down and dissipate the tension.

I'm learning that awareness is huge. Most of us go through life, not being fully aware. At least that is what these meditation books are saying.


Horn_of_plenty on 09/19/2019:
you can always try one new session, you don't have to go to all of them :)

Donkey on 09/20/2019:
This is so true. Kind of like breaking away from the Clean Plate Club... same thing, different scene.


Horn_of_plenty on 09/19/2019:
maybe one day you'd teach yoga ?! teach chair yoga!?

Donkey on 09/20/2019:
Shhhhh!


grannyannie on 09/20/2019:
I had a hard time finding out about yoga classes and private instruction. Most of the yoga is for several days at some spa and costs a bundle! I chickened out last winter but I will definitely give it a try this winter. I do have orthostatic hypotension (when I get up too quickly all the blood leaves my head and my bp drops a lot leaving me dizzy and have to sit or hold on to something). So I'll mention this in my first private lesson.


grannyannie on 09/20/2019:
(in Thailand)


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grannyannie - Thursday Sep 19, 2019
(Low cal - moderate carbs - cardio and muscle work)
Weight: 161.6

Husband has gone with his brother to the racetrack today, so I’ll do a thorough house cleaning while he’s not underfoot. 

Planned to do my muscle workout first, but got ambitious and started cleaning. Doubt I'll get to it this afternoon.


Menu:

B: porridge/blueberries/almond milk, tea w/soy milk

S: coconut/almond milk cappuccino, quinoa cranberry bar

L: 1 bread with mayo, 1 Quorn chicken burger w/cheddar

S: 6 veg salad

D: veg curry w/tofu and prawns

S: blanched almonds

Total: 1197


 

Progress as of today: 5.4 lbs lost so far, only 16.6 lbs to go!

BearCountryGG on 09/19/2019:
Isn't it nice to clean house when there is no one else at home???? I love that.....D doesn't interfere ( Hmmm)....but I always feel like I am bothering him...LOL....I also love to sit at my desk and pay bills and balance bank books when i'm alone too...I KNOW for a fact that triggers him to BOTHER ME!!!

grannyannie on 09/19/2019:
I can often manage to do it when he's doing gardening or working on his bike, but better when he's not here. Can't have him walking in when I'm washing a floor.


BearCountryGG on 09/19/2019:
Reminds me of the joke about the police being called to a house for a murder.....they went...and asked the lady why she shot her husband...she said she shot him because he walked on her wet floor......then they reported to their precinct and were asked if they had secured the scene, arrested her and had the body retrieved and they said NO...when asked why...they said...BECAUSE HER FLOOR IS STILL WET!!!

grannyannie on 09/19/2019:
LOL. Heard that joke before! Sometimes when he outside working I put a note up on the door to let him the floor is still wet - I put it in Lowlands Scots: Stay oot, wet flare.


Horn_of_plenty on 09/19/2019:
nice job starting cleaning....good luck to hubby and his bro at the racetrack.

grannyannie on 09/20/2019:
Thanks. Hubby lost but brother in law won.


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happy-1 - Wednesday Sep 18, 2019
(Make each count for 60 Days No Contact till 11/8)
Weight: 216.3

Warning: Just babbling here to get my head together and restart my day.

Day 9/60 of No Contact. This may be one of the smartest things I have ever done for myself. I'm not anxiously starting at my phone wondering why he doesn't do XYZ or torturing myself. It's better than blocking his number because I'm not wondering if he tried to get ahold of me but couldn't because I blocked him. Instead I am just handling it. The lack of the little sparks of joy and the feeling like there's someone worth trying harder for is hard... It makes a big difference when you get an unexpected "Hey, how was your day?" or there's someone you can picture being on Catalina Island with in the sun and water and you just let yourself go there in your mind for a few minutes. That little extra when I wake up that let me conquer AM chores and get things moving is gone. So the kitchen is gross, I have food in the fridge I need to toss, and I haven't made up the ingredients I bought over the weekend into single serving meals yet. But last night I made myself do all the dishes, wipe out the worst of the fridge, and sweep the floor, plus I did a little work on the patio. This morning I started the laundry. A few small acts a day make a difference.

Body battery: 31... then spiked up to 68??????? I had it off while I slept because I passed out about 7 right after I showered. Then the charge on the watch ran down this am so I left it to charge. I think it gave me credit for the non-worn time and artificially boosted my score. I definitely feel more like a 14 after dad's tantrum this morning. Was supposed to run errands but am now too tired to go out... I'm in my room with the door closed and just unwinding down from stress breakdown point. Regroup, reset, and refresh... and do not end up as an episode of Snapped! Love that show, don't want to be on it.

Battle today is to get dad to go to the podiatrist (again... he keeps flaking). I called and asked for a referral to someone who will come to the house. I let him know there would be an extra charge for that. Maybe not wanting to spend the money will get him to go because apparently the prospect of losing a foot is not enough to get him to take care of himself.

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OMG it worked. He said he's ready to go to the podiatrist.

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The Costco discount Groupon is back!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh the months of waiting... it's here.

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Today, my "dig myself out" achievements were getting dad to the podiatrist, checking out the local senior center, signing dad up for a local bus service, and "unhooking" after a dad outing to accomplish something. I'm also making my agenda for the next two days. 

Making every day count for 60 days by putting one foot in front of the other, no matter what.

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

BearCountryGG on 09/18/2019:
Your last 2 sentences!!!!! Okay...you have just discovered his weak point!!! He just likes to give you a hard time!

happy-1 on 09/18/2019:
Yeah... I think you might be right... I signed him up for the city seniors bus and it starts Friday. He can go get his own damn lean cuisines. Next week I take a day off to work on my own stuff.


Grannyannie on 09/19/2019:
Hang in there!


legcramps on 09/19/2019:
Great idea to get him on the seniors bus, and fantastic job getting him to the podiatrist! Those are huge successes for you, as they will help in future to give you a little more stress free time.


legcramps on 09/19/2019:
Also - if I may - I just read back on your posts about your Dad being a jerk to you and then acting as if nothing happened later on...My Mother would often call me (or start in on me when we were together) and tear a strip off me for 'this and that' and everything under the sun. Then, later, it would be like nothing happened, she would talk and laugh and gossip, and I would boil over internally, holding it all in.

Eventually, there was a breaking point. I had done something that she did not approve of - I invited my Father (her Ex) to a family gathering - and she was literally on the phone, screaming and spitting swearwords at me. So we sat down together the next day, and I told her that I understood how she felt and would renege the invite, but that if she spoke to me that way again I would no longer engage with her.

Interestingly, though the conversation did work to some degree, it was when she moved away from me that things started to get better between us. I know that may not be an option for you, but I do think your Dad needs to know that being aggressive with you isn't going to do him any favors. You deserve respect, don't you?


Horn_of_plenty on 09/19/2019:
ah, the podiatrist...i was thinking to go to one but not yet.

keep on with no contact and nice to see your body battery still improving!!!!!!!


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Horn_Of_Plenty - Wednesday Sep 18, 2019
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 116.2

i'm a little behind on commenting here, haven't been spending as much time online at work...but i'll be back i'm sure ;) commenting....

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kombucha 80

breakfast eng muffin 120, chocolate 80, half nasty sausage 50, avocado 150, coffee 50. 

snack: almonds (neeed to buy more again !)

lunch: buffet and an english muffin from home (liking these whole wheat ones, 150 cals, really soft and tasty), roast turkey 200, bean salad 150, tomato salad 100, few olives 50. 650

snack: apple/almonds

1500

after work tbd 2 freshly made eggs 150 on a wrap 150, pumpkin yogurt 150, couple med plums 100

2050

 

 

 

 

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At the club meeting last night, the only reason i was there is because i do not want to continue saying no all the time i guess. my father was there. i was sworn in as a member. the members are all mostly really old, my father's age. it's hard to get new members there. i am not looking to be a leader, though, in this club. with  my injured state of my left ankle/shin splints, obviously i should just stay here at the union to work and hope for the best / try my best. it seems court officer is a dream but not reality. it's hard to realize this, although it is obvious i'd say.  all my life, i didn't enjoy sitting, but all my life it's what i do.  when i used to play the french horn in multiple groups, practices would be at least 2 hours long if not much more. sitting. then i got this job, and exercised so much at first because i wanted to move and not sit. but every time i push not to sit, i just sit some more. now i went to the club meeting, more sitting last night. but thing is, if i went home, i'd be on the couch anyways. perhaps it's just time to take the possibilities open to me and stop running from them. 

Progress as of today: -2.2 lbs lost so far, only 3.2 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 09/18/2019:
Hang in there, you'll figure out where you belong.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 09/18/2019:
thanks, thanks also for the information.

once again, i have done too much too soon with the cardio. so once again, i have to be patient and let my legs heal. i wanted to be a court officer, but it seems that dream is over.


BearCountryGG on 09/18/2019:
I'm sure the change in plans is disappointing....but maybe it is a blessing in disguise....it will probably take a lot of stress off. I can see why you need to go to the meetings since your Dad is going and you don't want to dissappoint him....it kind of sounds like as those older men retire...the club may just dissolve and then you won't have to worry about that...luckily it's not meeting too often so it's somewhat do-able.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 09/18/2019:
yes, maybe a blessing in disguise. a guess there's no more of a push to get my cardio to a certain level and no more push to even lift the heaviest weights. Now, i'd say it's a push to regain my health and just stay healthy. To work as long as i can in this industry. that's it.

as with the club i was talking about - the union was built on people "showing up" and putting in the effort i guess to do more and show up when they were asked to. this particular club is the oldest one in the union for the NYC area. It's been around almost 100 years. it shows an end to the era - and end to people thinking they need to put in extra hours outside of work, after work, on weekends to clubs and other affiliations. people are more interested now to spend time with family or do their own hobbies. it's scary to me to see that many things like these types of clubs are dying. that's why they were so happy to take me in as a member. but also, it's a religious club...and we all know that being affiliated in religious houses of worship / church / temple is dying too in this tri-state area. maybe it's the religious aspect that shows a slow death and not just that members no longer want to show up. also, the club meets in Queens in an area where electricians have MOVED AWAY from. no longer does everyone live near where these clubs meet. people live in MUCH MORE diverse areas and it's harder to come to a club meeting after work on a weekday, i guess. there's so many reasons...but yes, it seems a slow death which is startling and sad as i hope it doesn't also link the the electrical union's death one day (non union electrical companies are now taking over somewhat in many types of projects instead of union). a lot of info, i know.


BearCountryGG on 09/18/2019:
I think I see now that it is a group made up from the union members.....( I'm familiar with unions, D was in the Detroit Carpenters union )....but I'm not aware of clubs witin the union though there may have been. But apparently it is voluntary and if it isn't convenient any longer for so many. Unions built this country...I sure hope they don't get over run by non union groups.......but I can also see that trend here in Michigan.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 09/18/2019:
EXACLTY. it's all a scary thought of what's to come and further changes going on in the country which have the power to change the middle class around in ways that may not benefit people such as myself.

but yes, the trend around the union areas, of unions not having as much power, yes.

and yes, it's a club within the union.


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BearCountryGG - Wednesday Sep 18, 2019
(intuitive eating , around 1,200)
Weight: 0.0

Just doing a whole house sweep of neatening today...and cleaning the litter boxes...maybe a bathroom swipe......bath and hair washing........loading the garbage can and putting that by the door...........kind of low key...........breakfast was coffee and toast..................jut enough to keep me busy around here.  Need to figure dinner out for D.....I think I want some leftovers.  I used to order from shutterrfly for printed photos...and it has been a long time....and it's been kind of hanging over my head...because there were so many to order in there...so finially bit the bullet last night and ordered 1 of  almost every pic.........boy has that place changed...they used to be so resonably priced......each pic was only between 9 cents and 16 cents each....but the shipping was rediculous...like $40....so once they arrive...I am shutting that account down.....and be happy to do it.

grannyannie on 09/18/2019:
Busy girl! I've used Shutterfly before but used somewhere else last time. Can't remember who. $40 for shipping is outrageous.

BearCountryGG on 09/18/2019:
They pull you in now with the low per pic price and gouge you on shipping...there is NO WAY in the world that those 2 packs of photos cost $40.00 to ship....Done with them...they are pout of touch now!!

BearCountryGG on 09/18/2019:
LOL...not POUT of touch...OUT of touch...although pout may be more accurate...LOL


Horn_Of_Plenty on 09/18/2019:
wow that's high for shipping. maybe some of that they use for profit, and it's $40 so it seems low but then all of a sudden, the $40 at the end. hmmm. at least you got what you wanted out of it and can take a break after this.

BearCountryGG on 09/18/2019:
I can finally shut that sight down...although I see that I can't just close it...I will have to go and delete everything individually....that's for another day...after the pics arrive.


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Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday Sep 17, 2019
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 116.2

kombucha 80

breakfast: 1/2 avo 150, eng muffin and egg 200, coffee 50. 

snack: almonds

lunch: from buffet tbd with an english muffin 120, tofu 300, turkey 100, veg salad 100. 620-650.

snack: apple 100, almonds 100

1350

evening: tbd - have a meeting to attend tonight, might be some free dinner. promised i'd go to the religious club dinner - a club in the union - it's a meeting - and i promised i was going to join the club as well. must attend.

didn't eat until 8:30pm and didn't even have a big appetite. i took a bakery item from the dinner 300 and had it with almond milk 50.

1700 total. 

4day: 1865

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problem with trains on commute so i was standing extra. legs haven't had a chance to get better yet, but i'm laying low on any unnecessary exercise until October. so frustrating. i may go back to weights soon and i may just close the door on the court officer thing soon. 

 

Progress as of today: -2.2 lbs lost so far, only 3.2 lbs to go!

Donkey on 09/17/2019:
Is it mostly shin splints or other problems too? :-( I'm sorry you are going through this.

Well... I still hope that you will derive pleasure from your new exercise bike, especially in the winter. The leg workout that you get from a recumbent bike is much different than walking. And the winters can seem so long...

It sounds like you do have some soul searching to do. It was a hard realization when I came to the conclusion that my running days were over. I still feel the urge to tempt my fate... oh but the risk of hurting my back --- not worth it. We'll see.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 09/17/2019:
yeah, i will have to give up the court officer dream at this point. my body will not magically improve and it's mostly about maintenance at my age, not improving to be a runner i do not think. it's like what you said. i will have to move on...

it's mostly shin splints, which are caused by also imbalances, like my left ankle which is also in pain. i guess i will not be running.


grannyannie on 09/17/2019:
Hope you leg pain eases up.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 09/17/2019:
thank you, it seems i will have to overcome it and that it will take awhile (a few weeks).


innerpeace on 09/17/2019:
I had plantar fascitis once - it was miserable.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 09/17/2019:
i can imagine. these bone situations are the worst in the lower body, since we need to move our lower body often.


happy-1 on 09/17/2019:
PT can help with tendons and leg pain.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 09/17/2019:
thanks, happy...i did have many years in PT previously.

at this point, i know i have to rest. :(


BearCountryGG on 09/17/2019:
Old injuries just always seem to come back to haunt us....once it happens...it's a vulnerable point.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 09/18/2019:
yes, this is my darn experience now for sure. you hit it on the head :(


grannyannie on 09/18/2019:
I had plantar fasciitis 3 times but due to prevention that I practice I haven't had it for nearly 4 years now. Anyone need advice I can help. :)

Horn_Of_Plenty on 09/18/2019:
yes, what is your preventative measure(s)?


grannyannie on 09/18/2019:
I tried tennis ball, and exercises etc, but didn't work. So I bought one of those braces you wear to bed (Amazon) - keeps your foot straight instead of bent. At the time only had PF in one foot. Then NO going barefoot EVER. Always have arch support. I have PF sandals, slippers, trainers with arch support and orthotic inserts for shoes without built in arch support. Nearly 4 years since I had it.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 09/18/2019:
thank you so much..i do have one of those boots at home for sleeping - i should find it.

thank you also for the info on importance of arch supports.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 09/18/2019:
it's all too bad that my legs are this aggrivated, this easily. oh well. it's time for me to move on ;)


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Donkey - Wednesday Sep 18, 2019
(Lazy/dirty keto & recumbent biking (indoor))
Weight: 134.0

As of this Sunday, September 22, there will be 100 days left in the year. 

Yesterday,  I added more things to my office area to help provide a more peaceful work environment.  Coworkers were like,  "oh look at you decorating!" (wth) but I said that i was just fixing things that have been bothering me for a while. 

As I explained to my boss,  We make our own happiness.  


The day was less stressful.  Part of it is that we're beginning the slow down in real estate.  Subtle,  but it's happening. 

My intention yesterday was "Today I want to chill,  and not take anything too personally or seriously."  I think it worked!


I find myself needing something lately, like a retreat,  a group,  a craft,  something to look forward to. 

Progress as of today: 52.5 lbs lost and already at goal!

grannyannie on 09/18/2019:
Nice to have a pleasant work area. Hope you find something to catch your interest. A book club, maybe?


Horn_Of_Plenty on 09/18/2019:
you sound good! you know that coworkers will comment on whatever change they see !!! duh! wouldn't you maybe comment if you saw someone changing things or not?? i would comment...

i know you don't like the attention, but at least you were able to quickly explain to them why you were changing things ;) don't worry about their comments, you got this. you do what makes you happy!


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grannyannie - Wednesday Sep 18, 2019
(Low cal - moderate carbs - cardio and muscle work)
Weight: 161.6

On the scale this morning to assess the damage. Exactly the same as posted. Oh well….at least it’s not higher! So I start from here. 10 weeks and 2 days until we go to Thailand!  My swimsuits and shorts need to fit!

Shopping today. Bought unsalted blanched almonds. Good for you and filling, but not something I’d ever be tempted to binge on. So there is nothing in the house to binge on (still a partial jar of pb but I've mostly left that alone).

 

I’ve been busy researching and booking accommodation for next summer and it’s all done! Booked the usual week next August with granddaughters and son - near Lake Michigan. Then booked an apartment in Arlington, VA for my sister and hubby and me (and possibly brother) in Sept. 

 

Menu:

B: porridge/blueberries/almond milk, tea w/soy milk

S: coconut/almond milk cappuccino, last 2 oatcakes w/pb

L: 1 bread with mayo, 2 Quorn chicken burgers

S: salad

D: sweet and sour veggies/apples from our trees - with tofu and prawns

Total: 1223

 

Gym: 

treadmill - (intervals uphill and speed) - 10 mins

elliptical - 10 mins

rowing machine - 10 mins

recumbent bike -  15 mins

Leg press (20kg) - 3 sets of 10

 

 

Progress as of today: 5.4 lbs lost so far, only 16.6 lbs to go!

Donkey on 09/18/2019:
What a happy post! No damage done. Goals for vacation. Plans for the future!

grannyannie on 09/18/2019:
Just hoping I can get well under 150 before we go! Got a couple of challenges before we go - a wedding, a couple of nights in the city, and of course the travel to get to Thailand where rules go out the window. Guess I'll be behaving myself when we get there.


Donkey on 09/18/2019:
(It must be some relief that the peanuts are gone.)

grannyannie on 09/18/2019:
Yes! No temptations. (except hubby's beer!)


Donkey on 09/18/2019:
Ok last comment I promise: I would be interested in your practices for preventing plantar fasciitis.

grannyannie on 09/18/2019:
No problem. I put it in HOPs, but here it is: I tried tennis ball, and exercises etc, but didn't work. So I bought one of those braces you wear to bed (Amazon) - keeps your foot straight instead of bent. At the time only had PF in one foot. Then NO going barefoot EVER. Always have arch support. I have PF sandals, slippers, trainers with arch support and orthotic inserts for shoes without built in arch support. Nearly 4 years since I had it.

grannyannie on 09/18/2019:
I use Abeo sandals for PF while in Thailand. No problems at all. Velcro straps on heel and across foot.

grannyannie on 09/18/2019:
And PF arch support slippers in the house - I keep a pair even in Thailand.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 09/18/2019:
How many years are you retired now?

grannyannie on 09/18/2019:
12 years. I retired at 55.


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innerpeace - Tuesday Sep 17, 2019

Weight: 334.6

I got a call from the girl yesterday, she told her her BF broke up with her, she was so distraught. I felt so bad for her - I've never seen her cry before. She usually just gets mad and pouts, but this was a new level for her. My poor baby.

DH tried to make dinner last night, but forgot some of the ingredients and it is official - I just DO NOT like red, green, yellow bell peppers. Tonight I left him specific instructions on how/what to do for dinner. I also told him he could wait until I get home.

I don't know what is worse him working day shift at 5:00 and going to bed at 8:00 to get up at 3:00 - or evening shift when I get to see him for an hour or so a day. It is truly hard to adjust to someone sleeping when I am used to doing my own thing all evening by myself. One day I am hopeful he will have a regular schedule.

Dinner: stuffed bell peppers with rice and beans (cranberry beans - first time having) they are OK, kinda like pinto beans, but NOT.

I stayed up and watched the BROWNS game!

Ensure DH was up at 3:00 and went back to sleep.

B: toast, iced vanilla latte

L: cranberry bean, cheese quesidilla

D: yamodillas with avocado, sour creams and salsa (hopefully the mushrooms and onions will get cooked tonight)

Work is slow.

No picture today, I didn't take one yesterday and nother interesting in my phone.

Have a great day!

IP

Progress as of today: 3.3 lbs lost so far, only 124.6 lbs to go!

happy-1 on 09/17/2019:
Augh a first broken heart... and living with someone with a first broken heart... All I can say is this is the first time I have used the 60 day no contact rule and I really feel a lot better. Cutting off contact is really helping me focus on digging myself out of my drama.


BearCountryGG on 09/17/2019:
Awww....it's tough to be a teen with a broken heart.....but it probably means that a better guy will come along...she is young...it's tough thing to go through though.


Donkey on 09/18/2019:
I'm glad to hear the you were there to console the girl. That warmed my heart.

I'd never heard of cranberry beans!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 09/18/2019:
sorry about the breakup...it's a learning experience.

the bean and cheese quesadilla sounds amazingly satisfying. i want a bean quesadilla!


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BearCountryGG - Tuesday Sep 17, 2019
(intuitive eating , around 1,200)
Weight: 0.0

Quiet around here today...and feeling sleepy.....allergies are kicking up...but i'm used to that.....placed my first online order today for Walmart pick up...to be done on Thursday.....they recently started that....but the nearest store is 45 minutes away through some desolate forrest with nothing else for miles......so it may not be a winter option.......but i wanted to give it a try in the nice weather.  Other than being sleepy today...i'm feeling so good...no headaches or joint pain...intuitive eating has totally controlled my blood sugar....I do find that most of my cravings are for protein or grains.......but then all of a sudden I want fruits and veggies.....funny how that works.......but it has taken away any general pain that i have been having...no tylenol for days...when I had almost gotten into a daily dose.......the key aside from waiting until I definately KNOW what I want...then portion control HAS TO step in......and it works like a charm......I will admit...I'm eating some crazy things at crazy times....but apparently there is a reason for it.

grannyannie on 09/17/2019:
Glad you're feeling well. I know about allergies! Mine aren't seasonal - they are all the time.

BearCountryGG on 09/17/2019:
I have both...took the allergy shots for a long time until they started causing asthma attacks...since then...i just live with them....funny how they become such an accepted part of life though.


happy-1 on 09/17/2019:
I LOVE in store pickup at Sams Club. They also have it at Target. I'd commit a homicide without it.

BearCountryGG on 09/17/2019:
I think I'm going to use it a lot...especially for the heavy things like pails of kitty litter.....


happy-1 on 09/17/2019:
Sams club has home delivery for heavy stuff like kitty litter, bottled water, detergent, etc.

BearCountryGG on 09/17/2019:
Thats nice and handy...we don't have sams club or costco nearby...closet costco is 3 hrs away...but I used to love to shop there when we lived nearer the city.


Donkey on 09/18/2019:
I have yet to try some of these new services that Walmart has. I guess I'm old fashioned when it comes to shopping (among other things). I'm glad you tried it!

Portion control is everything, isn't it? *sigh*

BearCountryGG on 09/18/2019:
I was so excited for the nearest store to get grocery pick up...but then it kind of scared me....I order on the computer but I had to down;load their app to my phone and then I had to add my regular eamil to the phone and apparently they email me at my time and i respond to their app about when I will arrie....LOL.....I usually don't use my phone for much...i am such a baby about that...but I need to step out of my comfort zone and just do that...LOL


Horn_Of_Plenty on 09/18/2019:
yep, always going back to portioning. sizes.

good job feeling better lately.


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