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horn_of_plenty - Monday Aug 15, 2022
(counting calories/walking/weights/strength)
Weight: 108.0

 


8/15 Mon - Drove in; to continue to rest legs, to sleep in more. I Left on the later side, so no walking before work - is ok.

Breakfast - piece of a supermarket pastry i brought in 170, pb 100, coffee 30. 300.

Snacks pretzels 100; pb 100 x2

Lunch - leftover cabbage with some pineapple/potato 150 i got from the food fair. i'll use a creamy dressing 100 over all of it OR heat up with melted / BUTTER. - and part of a tofu 100 package that i opened last week. Grains - toast 200 with butter...brought a leftover partial loaf of bread to finish during this work week...550 here..extremely filling; makes me tired, but very satisfying. the butter made everything taste great.

Snacks - some popcorn if coworker offers it - yayyyy 100, and two candies 50.

Dinner - had it late bc had visitors friends kids who fed my pigs - went well! Chips the pea chips x2 260 and spiked seltzer to relax 110. 400

1700.

no exercise still, tonight - not even bike; will opt for bed early.

My friend with his twin 9yo's are coming over to drop a fish off with me to care for while they are away; they can play with my gp's for 20 min but i will kick them out after that as it's going to be a busy week....and i need my sleep.

dye hair tonight :)


8/16 Tues - Drive to work, walk at work in AM, - make it easier to do weights tonight.


8/17 WedPublic Trans

8/18 Thurs - Public Trans.....I think we are skipping the yacht this week again.


8/19 FriPublic Trans.


8/20 Sat - SLEEP IN! :)  ...especialy bc dinner is late, tonight. i saw the menu, looks great tons of veggies!!...will fill up on them at the late time of night and enjoy every single bite!!!!!!!!!!, (Italian Place).

Renee's 40th Bday Dinner 8pm


8/21 Sun - laying low;  

Full Body Weights today 


8.22 - Mon    8.23  - Tues      8.24  - Wed      8.25 - Thurs - LOL...all summer i've written this for Thursday....Lou's Yacht i think after work????   8.26 - Friday 


8.27 Sat      8.28 Sun


9.3.22, Saturday 7:15p  Evening Citifield Mets vs Washington Nationals Baseball Game at stadium very close to me.  I am going without anyone else but will prob carpool with other members of the "Welfare Club" that i'm in so there will be people i end up going with due to carpooling, just not sure who yet, lol.  (and of course, i can always take public transportation also - especially if i want to leave to go back home early!)

9.4.22, Sunday - 

9.5.22, Monday, Labor Day Holiday 

(Call to schedule PRP on 9.26.22 Monday or 10.5.22 Wednesday)


9.9.22 - Friday my 40th bday, but i really do feel overwhelmed with planning and work right now; so i do not plan to do celebrations for it. I will want to relax this weekend as i'm going to walk in the Labor Day Parade tomorrow as it's a big union event for my union to show a presence at it. It is good exercise and can be very hot on the parade day; so i will want to take it easy on the sunday after it.

9.10.22 Saturday - Labor Day Parade this AM thru Early Afternoon

9.11.22 Sunday - take it easy today at home.


9.24.22 - Saturday - (Christine's bday)

9.25.22 - Sunday - Rosh Hashannah (New Year) Begins in evening - just a reminder - for my info). - maybe go to parents tonight? discuss with mom as comes closer.

9.26.22 - Monday - Rosh Hashannah (Sick Day #1/5 cycle ends april 15th)  PRP?

9.27.22 Tues,  9.28.22 Wed,  9.29.22 Thurs;


 9.30.22 Fri - Sick Day #2/5, cycle ends April 15th  -  Will prob go out East tonight - or tomorrow AM - my parents said they'd drive me out (i am not good to drive the distance alone, it's a straight road and uncomfortable for me). they volunteered to drive me and i'm sticking with that option instead of canceling this outing.

10.1.22 Saturday - Critical Thinking Course (stay overnight, paid for by union, nice perk of being a member and nice experience and knowledge - i support learning and education..) 

10.2.22 Sunday - Critical Thinking Course - Breakfast, then drive back home soon after. - maybe stopping at the Deer Park Outlets with parents??

10.3.22 - Monday Go to work!!!


10.4.22 - Tuesday evening start - Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) - leave work on time!;  

10.5.22 - Wednesday - Yom Kippur Day Off - Vaca Day #5/15 -   PRP?

...i will start to update important dates after 10.5.22 ...10.9.22 - might have a free stay and drive down to Atlantic City with Jen into the next day - 10.10.22 Monday Columbus Day Holiday,  10.30.22 Sunday - volunteer at Welfare Club Breakfast...

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

Donkey on 08/15/2022:
I applaud you for listening to your body and making rest a priority.

I did not realize that the fish would be coming to you, and not you going to the fish! How large is the tank?? This will be a fun, new adventure that I look forward to hearing more about.

I have a 2 gallon tank that I have been thinking about resurrecting.

horn_of_plenty on 08/15/2022:
haha, it's a Beta fish (little) in a tiny tank where you just replace the water like every 2-3 days. not intricate or anything.

the fish is not a neighbor's in my apt, but a neighbor that lives in another apart which is a few blocks away.

since the fish needs to be fed daily, i think?, and water changed many days that he's away, the fish will come to me.

i think friend will be away 1.5 weeks. it will be nice to have the fish...as long as it stays alive LOL...until he gets back! :) it will be nice to have :)

yeah, my ankle/leg has gotten weak bc of the 2nd PA walking trip followed by public trans last week...so i'm gonna continue to rest; just stick to my strength workouts.

horn_of_plenty on 08/15/2022:
i was going to go pick up the fish; but figured it'd be easier if he brought it to me (and his girls could see my guinea pigs)...he isn't working now and i figured it would be easier than me going there after work.

horn_of_plenty on 08/15/2022:
going there today to pick up the fish, i mean, to take it to my apt....i figured they can bring it to me instead of me going to pick it up.


bearcountrygg on 08/15/2022:
Enjoy the fish!

horn_of_plenty on 08/15/2022:
thanks, Bear.


Maria7 on 08/15/2022:
Cabbage sounds very good.

horn_of_plenty on 08/15/2022:
it was :-D


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bearcountrygg - Monday Aug 15, 2022
(IF 16/8, and Intuitive eating)
Weight: 0.0

53 degrees out...windows open to let it all in.......trying to figure out what t have for breakfast.......but starting with coffee..........and the news as usual.......UGH...the news!!! 

Just going to start doing things...and before I know it.....it's evening...it will be that kind of day. 

 

Well...I've had an out of control eating day....to the point of totally not eating a regular meal at all.......How quickly grazing on junk just takes over....so easy...................tomorrow is another day.

Donkey on 08/15/2022:
We're having cooler temps at night too. I actually like it. I'm starting to think about which plant(s) to bring in first for the winter. I bring some of my tropical plants into the garage at night.

bearcountrygg on 08/15/2022:
It's feeling like fall today........not much summer here at all this year.


horn_of_plenty on 08/15/2022:
well, i'd have to agree that treats are OK! they are the only things that keep me sane with eating.

nice and cool by you!

yes, ugh to the bad news! lately and always there's always something bad. my news stations also show happy stories here and there...love those.

the hours do go by fast.

bearcountrygg on 08/15/2022:
Too many treats going down here actually.......some around for the anniversary...some more coming up for D's birthday....and all of the summer fruits...we have been eating a lot of those lately.......I need tog et a handle on it all....or the scale will start showing it.........


Maria7 on 08/15/2022:
Your 53 degrees sounds delightful!!! Love it! It was cool in the mountains, around 60 in the mornings...felt like autumn...came back to SC...We are currently at 88 and heat index 97...got ac going...As for overeating, I do that sometimes, too. Like you say...tomorrow is another day...A day to do better...a day to not give in...That's what I tell myself, too.

bearcountrygg on 08/15/2022:
I wouldn't mind a 88 degree day here...sounds like a good time to me....I don't mind hot weather.......Yup...tomorrow will be a better eating day......I usually crave healthy things the day after a messy eating day.


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innerpeace - Monday Aug 15, 2022

Weight: 302.0

Spent Friday afternoon - shopping - I'm not a fan, but I think the girl is ready to go to school, except for one pair of jeans I need to order because we couldn't find them in her size.

Next project - DH's sister is a photograher, do I pay her to do senior pictures or just higher them out? Impossible situation. The sister is coming to town next weeked for the grand daughter's birthday party - to take pictures. I wonder does she expect to do them. She took some when the girl turned 16, and I wasn't too impressed with them. She uses silly filters and stickers and I just wasn't into all that. I just want a nice photo. The girl thinks she wants to wait until fall.

Saturday - DH and I went to the Corn festival. It was just food, a car show, some arts & crafts and food. There was nothing happening but people standing in line and buying food. I had some bourbon chicken and rice and DH & I split a funnel cake.I did see that they had an adult/senior excerise pad that was neat. We don't have anything like this in our town.

 

Sunday - DH & I went to breakfast and then he DH went shopping and I stayed home and mowed the front yard. About noon the girl brought the grand daughter over and after she yelled and cried awhile she finally settled down and played. She stayed all afternoon and then the YA & GF came over and picked her up. They were at a car show trying to get sponsors for the YA's race car. I still think watching babies is very hard work.

Up this morning for my exercise class - almost overslept until I remembered I had it. - back and arms are a little tight and will probably be sore tomorrow.

Work in the office -....people.

Have a great day! IP

Progress as of today: 35.9 lbs lost so far, only 92 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 08/15/2022:
I think senior pics are usually taken in the fall....and I don't believe that stickers or added things would be allowed in the yearbook........I guess my vote would be to get them done at a studio so that hers match the other seniors.......and so that family basically stays out of it....IMHO.....

Watching babies gets harder and harder the older we get....


Maria7 on 08/15/2022:
The exercise looks like fun!


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Donkey - Monday Aug 15, 2022
(Moderate eating w recumbent bike, walking, weights)
Weight: 145.5

Ugh, I just remembered that the photo copy guy is coming to the office this morning - early at 8am - to install the new copy machines.  I hope the Boss remembered to come in early, because there's no way I can make it there by 8am.  And I forgot to let the IT people know that we will be needing them to connect certain computers to the new machines to print, scan, etc.  So this will be short.

I do feel better today.  Still sore in the throat but not as bad.  Neck still sore and a little bit swollen, but feeling better overall.  Rode my indoor bike and worked my biceps a little bit. Yoga tonight.

DETERMINED to do better this week on food and water. 


 PS  Did a home test and was negative for COVID.  GOOD.

Progress as of today: 41 lbs lost so far, only 12.5 lbs to go!

horn_of_plenty on 08/15/2022:
haha, we are also having a tune-up on our copier at my office today! but later at 11am/1pm...what a coincidence with your office same day.

I'm glad you feel a little better, take it easy so your body can heal fully. Like Maria said. don't overdo or push hard when you are sick.


bearcountrygg on 08/15/2022:
Glad it isn't covid.


Maria7 on 08/15/2022:
Glad you are feeling better.


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horn_of_plenty - Sunday Aug 14, 2022
(counting calories/walking/weights/strength)
Weight: 108.0

 


8/14/22 - Sunday - Might wake up early for weights/strength...

3.5 hour phone morning call with Christine, good until the end of it when we got into an argument and i told her i couldn't talk anymore...we've gotten over it today thru text.

afternoon - another nice chat with friend for two hours, male married friend but a friend overall from jobs/union and on phone i was asking him questions aobut certain money/life things and i'm going to be watching his fish lol. he has two twin girls and i offered for them to come see my guinea pigs tomorrow for a little bit. the male is not  currently working, laid off due to a job ending. he also was in a car accident in and in a lot of pain. was just talking about mutual friends and what's been going on, nice chat...

breakfast oats 150, golden raisins 150, banana 150, coffee negl..450.

spiked seltzer 150

3p Late lunch: puffed cheetos 250, yogurt with pumpkin spread 200, 2 small packs seaweed snacks 50.500....

4:30 cont'd snacking after late lunch: small bag chips and cup blueberries; 300.

6p light dinner before exercise, and really feeling under the weather today (very tired all weekend) - hard boiled egg with salt/pepper/garlic 100; and the snap pea chips black pepper flavor 1.5 servings 200

8:30 peanut coffee flavor m&m's i;ve had at home. 1 serving 150.

1850...

Weights were done in later evening. a good, concise full-body workout.  Glad i didn't go to beach today. i was mostly on the couch, resting. my stomach is also back to normal, it took me the whole weekend to rest up.

I opted to stay home, having a tired weekend from all the running around lately has caught up to me. when i woke up it showed clouds and not that great outside under 80 and i canceled on Christine. i feel i am totally in the right for canceling as i felt fatigued and didn't want to wake up early to exercise as well as it being just a so-so beach day. gotta take care of mysellf. she's off all summer, i am not....i can't take off just for feeling fatigued...so if i need rest, i have to do it on the weekend.

washed the other guinea pig fleeces and so both cages are cleaned 100% for the week.  :-D

Beach with Christine..will prob not want to walk at all besides what needs to be walked to get on the beach bc my left leg and ankle are a little irritated since all our walking last weekend...


8/15 Mon - Public Trans

Breakfast

Snacks

Lunch - I chopped the long english cucumber to eat with leftover cabbage i got from the food fair. i'll use a creamy dressing over all of it - and finish off my tofu package that i opened last week. Grains - toast with butter.

Snacks

Dinner

8/16 Tues - Drive to work - make it easier to do weights tonight.

8/17 Wed - Public Trans? - may be a lot with Yacht tomorrow, we'll see how I feel, might choose to drive 3 days this week...

8/18 Thurs - Drive to work? maybe yacht??...everyone keeps having to cancel, is ok, no biggie for me!....skip weights tonight if yacht...

8/19 Fri - Public Trans.


8/20 Sat - SLEEP IN! :)  Full Body Weights today most probably.

Renee's Bday Dinner 8pm


8/21 Sun - laying low today; 

8.22 Mon  8.23 Tues  8.24 Wed  8.25 Thurs 8.26 Friday  8.27 Sat  8.28 Sun


9.3.22, Saturday 7:15p  Evening Citifield Mets vs Washington Nationals Baseball Game at stadium very close to me.  I am going without anyone else but will prob carpool with other members of the "Welfare Club" that i'm in so there will be people i end up going with due to carpooling, just not sure who yet, lol.  (and of course, i can always take public transportation also - especially if i want to leave to go back home early!)

9.4.22, Sunday - 

9.5.22, Monday, Labor Day Holiday 

(Call to schedule PRP on 9.26.22 Monday or 10.5.22 Wednesday)


9.9.22 - Friday my 40th bday, but i really do feel overwhelmed with planning and work right now; so i do not plan to do celebrations for it. I will want to relax this weekend as i'm going to walk in the Labor Day Parade tomorrow as it's a big union event for my union to show a presence at it. It is good exercise and can be very hot on the parade day; so i will want to take it easy on the sunday after it.

9.10.22 Saturday - Labor Day Parade this AM/Early Afternoon

9.11.22 Sunday - take it easy today at home.


9.24.22 - Saturday - (Christine's bday).

9.25.22 - Sunday - Rosh Hashannah (New Year) Begins in evening - just a reminder - for my info). - maybe go to parents tonight? discuss with mom as comes closer.

9.26.22 - Monday - Rosh Hashannah (Sick Day #1/5 cycle ends april 15th)  PRP?

9.27.22 Tues,  9.28.22 Wed,  9.29.22 Thurs;


 9.30.22 Fri - Sick Day #2/5, cycle ends April 15th  -  Will prob go out East tonight - or tomorrow AM - my parents said they'd drive me out (i am not good to drive the distance alone, it's a straight road and uncomfortable for me). they volunteered to drive me and i'm sticking with that option instead of canceling this outing.

10.1.22 Saturday - Critical Thinking Course (stay overnight, paid for by union, nice perk of being a member and nice experience and knowledge - i support learning and education..) 

10.2.22 Sunday - Critical Thinking Course - Breakfast, then drive back home soon after. - maybe stopping at the Deer Park Outlets with parents??

10.3.22 - Monday Go to work!!!


10.4.22 - Tuesday evening start - Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) - leave work on time!;  

10.5.22 - Wednesday - Yom Kippur Day Off - Vaca Day #5/15 -   PRP?

...i will start to update important dates after 10.5.22 ...10.9.22 - might have a free stay and drive down to Atlantic City with Jen into the next day - 10.10.22 Monday Columbus Day Holiday,  10.30.22 Sunday - volunteer at Welfare Club Breakfast...

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

Donkey on 08/14/2022:
Enjoy your day at the beach! That sounds lovely and relaxing. Walking on sand can be very hard on the ankles, so I agree, less walking this time.

Please check your entry from yesterday, as I will comment there too.

horn_of_plenty on 08/14/2022:
i will check your comment later on my previous entry. i didn't go to beach, woke up really tired still, legs tired. took the day to stay home. weather cloudy. friend probably upset i canceled, but i have to take care of myself before her. and i wasn't up for the beach.

instead, spent 3 hours plus on phone with friend christine, ending in a fight. she really is difficult as a person in all honesty. if she wants to hang with me for the rest of the summer, she'll need to reach out to me; i am so sick of her at times. she just pulls my energy right out.

today, she accused me of being very cheap...in a negative way.

yes, i am cheap and frugal yeah, but she didn't have to shove it in my face, not like i was that way with her on the phone. she just really can't keep her mouth shut. knows how to make people uncomfortable. she has no filter.

horn_of_plenty on 08/14/2022:
may write about it some other time, the actual issue, but i think her thinking is sometimes so off-based that i don't have the energy to write it here. may ask coworker what coworker thinks...to get another opinion from a logical person.

horn_of_plenty on 08/14/2022:
re your other comment below - Yes, it was a nice, relaxing Saturday and i'm spending today the same way. relaxing at home. lots of time to lounge and read and get a full strength workout in without a rush.

he is def a nice coworker. i will try to bring some salad in for him this week...and i think i will save my money at the moment.


bearcountrygg on 08/14/2022:
Have fun at the beach....too chilly here for that.

horn_of_plenty on 08/14/2022:
stayed in and relaxed.


Maria7 on 08/14/2022:
Sometimes it is good to take a break from feeling like you need to constantly be doing something and just relax and take care of yourself. Nothing wrong with that.

horn_of_plenty on 08/14/2022:
thank you, Maria...mean to catch up on your entry...


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Maria7 - Sunday Aug 14, 2022

Weight: 157.0

  John 5:24  Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.

........................................................

 

 

Hello, Friends.     

Hubby   LargeManWaving.gif image by autumn1234567 and I made it home safely today from our mountain vacation.

We had a very happy time.  I still kept up with reading your postings on DD while we were away.

We had a wonderful time but we are happy to be back home.   We did a lot of walking in the mountains. 

Wishing you all a blessed evening.

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Love, Maria

 

 

 

   

Progress as of today: 48 lbs lost so far, only 7 lbs to go!

horn_of_plenty on 08/14/2022:
Wow, i cannot believe you are back! you just went :) i am so glad you could enjoy some time and have a lovely getaway with hubby. how nice!

Maria7 on 08/15/2022:
We had a wonderful time together!


horn_of_plenty on 08/14/2022:
wow, a steal of a deal on the clothes in your previous entry! what a deal! your salads sound so fresh and enjoyable. it's nice to hear that your vacation was a good one. also, the photo is so nice with the rainbow that it looks like more of a dream or fantasy. thanks for sharing with us!

Maria7 on 08/15/2022:
Yes, what a wonderful surprise with the rainbow. It didn't last long. Glad I got a photo of it. It was amazing. Washing clothes over here now. Big job.


bearcountrygg on 08/15/2022:
Vacations are fun....but agreed...there is no place like home....glad you made it back safely.

Maria7 on 08/15/2022:
So true! No place like home although vacation was wonderful and we loved it! Glad we made it back safely also. Thankful to the Lord that Hubby's 2003 pickup truck did well.


Donkey on 08/15/2022:
Welcome back home! Did that fly by or was it a shorter trip? Oh how I love to hike/walk in nature. I bet it was a wonderful time.

Maria7 on 08/15/2022:
It was a 3-nighter...a long weekend trip. It was wonderful! Smile!


horn_of_plenty on 08/15/2022:
I agree, i feel MOST relaxed at home :)

Maria7 on 08/15/2022:
It was very peaceful up there in the mountains and we loved it and the weather was much cooler, too. But I was also happy to come back home among these cotton fields that surround us. Smile.


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bearcountrygg - Sunday Aug 14, 2022
(IF 16/8, and Intuitive eating)
Weight: 0.0

Up and ready to start the day..........lots of things to keep busy with today....and getting an early start.

coffee

oatmeal

walnuts

banana

Nature Valley PB wafer bar

Baked chicken breast

mashed potatoes and brown onion gravy

peas

1 pkg of oreo cakesters

chocolate

Ate the last tiny piece of angel food cake....good thing it's gone now....UGH!

Donkey on 08/14/2022:
I am switching my breakfast back to oatmeal w 1 TBSP of peanut butter. I think it will hold me better at work and keep the morning snacking at bay -- or at least from spinning out of control, which it was doing last week.

bearcountrygg on 08/14/2022:
I'm likeing oatmeal right now...I'm getting the staying power from thae walnuts I guess.....seems to be working quite well....PB also works well for me too....But I found the bag of walnuts in the freezer and I'm working on using those up.


Jacky82020 on 08/14/2022:
Good healthy breakfast! How do you take your coffee? I switched from chocolate protein drink in mine to unsweetened almond milk. Nothing to do with calories or nutrition, just bored with the old way & will probably return to it in the future.

Think I figured out why a reply to you earlier today didn’t go up. I noticed I had not replied to Maria, so I did & then hit post comment or whatever it’s called for her reply, but not on the one to you. Guess kinda a stupid thing to do & may account for other replies not posting.

As to the new post that vanished, I can’t explain it. Could very well be Donkey is correct, maybe the file was too big. But, I swear, I’ve seen IP post more & better quality pics than the 3 food related ones I had. But I can’t remember if her posts contained an equal amount of text.

Even so it’s not like the text was short novel. It was about sadness over losing my daughter & then onto to food.

bearcountrygg on 08/14/2022:
I drink coffee black...I usually drink the first half of the cup hot...and the rest cold...LOL.

I did find that I can't add any eemoj's with the emoji button...it wouldn't post the response when I did...so when I deleted the emoji...it posted.......there are definitely little quirky things posting here.....I would have been very interested in your post...I'm sorry I didn';t get to read it. ((HUGS))


Maria7 on 08/14/2022:
I love mashed potatoes and brown gravy...even had some today. So GOOD!

bearcountrygg on 08/15/2022:
Yes it was.....comfort food.


horn_of_plenty on 08/14/2022:
i've seen those wafer bars...kinda new in the supermarket...but refrained from buying because sometimes the airy-ness of the wafers leaves me unsatisfied. So, how are they!?!? should i try them if there's a sale?

Overall, your menu is so healthy and tasty!

nice to get up early to get things done. it sure feels good to be productive early.

bearcountrygg on 08/15/2022:
We love those bars...but you are right...they are not filling.......but as a treat...they are very handy......I'm enjoying too many treats though right now........somehow it is easy to convince myself that they are okay..since I also ate plenty of healthy things...LOL


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Donkey - Sunday Aug 14, 2022
(Moderate eating w recumbent bike, walking, weights)
Weight: 145.5

I woke up this morning, with the left side of my neck swollen and my ear feeling a little achy.   I can hear fine, it just feels like there's pressure there.  And the swollen neck is a gland - probably a lymph node.  Took 2 Tylenol and a sinus decongestant, and after that kicked in, my throat doesn't feel nearly as sore.

No gym yesterday, and no gym today, too.  I had a nice easy indoor bike ride, did leg and shoulder weights, and then took my Daughter's bike outside for a ride for 4.8 miles.  Took about 30 minutes or so.

The trip to the plant shop was a disappointment.  She was VERY busy (which is GREAT, but isn't comfortable for me), and a lot of her foliage inventory was gone.  I was not interested in the cacti she had either.  So we came home.

I'm glad that I am resting from the gym this week.  I am going to talk to Husband about maybe suspending my membership for a month.  I just need a break.

Progress as of today: 41 lbs lost so far, only 12.5 lbs to go!

Jacky82020 on 08/14/2022:
Take that break and return when you’re up to it.

Probably that swollen lymph node is from the sore throat. Or did you say you have sinus problems? If glands & throat get worse, maybe you need to see a physician re an antibiotic? Usually swollen lymph nodes in my neck go down on their own, most likely yours will too.

Donkey on 08/15/2022:
I thought about what you said, and you're right. The gym will be there for me when I'm ready to go back. I'm glad I rested, but I do not want to give up totally on the gym - at least not enough to pause or cancel my membership.

I'm pretty sure the swollen lymph node is because of the infection, whatever my body is fighting. I feel a little better today. I took a COVID test last night and was negative.

Of course this has to happen right after my primary care physician announces that she is no longer caring for patients. She been promoted to some Director of some department in the hospital. Now I have to find someone else.

Donkey on 08/15/2022:
^ And you know how hard it is to be a new patient to a practice. It takes about 3-6 months to get into the rotation. I'd better find someone quickly for January's annual exam.


bearcountrygg on 08/14/2022:
I'm sorry to hear that you aren't feeling well.....swollen neck glands are no fun....one of mine swells with every little thing...but it always does mean that it is attacking the germ....so there is that. The gym isn't a requirement...if it doesn't feel right at this time...then stopping that for awhile seems like a good idea.

Donkey on 08/15/2022:
The gym is only a requirement in my own head. I'm hoping that with this little break, I'll feel more like going next weekend, especially if I feel better overall.


horn_of_plenty on 08/14/2022:
i also crave more food/sugar when i'm tired (re your comment back to me in your earlier entry).

also, you may want to have a second coffee or decaf instead of a snack if you are just bored/working at work and reaching for a distraction?

when i'm extra tired and de-energized at work, or cold/lethargic, i may grab some extra hot liquid to push me thru the day. i totally needed that on Friday.

good idea to suspend your gym membership during these warmer times of year - you can then do use your equipment at home / plus take advantage of the outdoors.

that is why i am not a member of a gym now, i would not make it there enough times. perhaps in winter i could, but coming home after work has been more my cup of tea :) if i worked closer to home, i think i'd have rejoined a gym - but until my lifestyle/work changes, i'm set with the home gym.

i do like gyms because they offer extrinsic motivation from others and more machines, but you don't need a gym to get things done well either.

Donkey on 08/15/2022:
I feel that I did OK for myself this weekend, not feeling 100% and not going to the gym. I did not meet that 10K step goal but kind of like yourself, I felt the need to rest.

IDK what it is about work. The minute the stress starts coming, I want to keep my mouth busy. Gum helps a little bit. Coffee, tea (maybe), broth...

I will do better for myself this week.


Maria7 on 08/14/2022:
We all need a break sometimes. Take one. Better than overdoing it. Breaks can be good for a person...better than pushing one's self sometimes. There are times to do that as well as times not to. All about balance. Balance is GOOD. Smile.

Donkey on 08/15/2022:
Yes. This. It was hard to give myself permission to do this, but I'm glad that I skipped the gym this time.


horn_of_plenty on 08/14/2022:
Maria is so right..

Donkey on 08/15/2022:
YES SHE IS :-)


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horn_of_plenty - Saturday Aug 13, 2022
(counting calories/walking/weights/strength)
Weight: 108.0

 


Again, my coworker brought me tons of food yesterday after work to bring home from his sister's restaurant! so nice!!!!!!!!! lots of salmon and other goodies to last me a LONG time...   :-D

8/13/22 - Sat -

9:30-10:30a breakfast: oats 150, golden raisins 150,keto chocolate chips 50, almond milk, coffee with almond milk 50, gummy vits.  400...

12:15p-12:45p Lunch: chocolate w. macadamia nuts 160, 2 just-made hardboiled eggs 150w. salt&pepper, snaps pea crisps chips black pepper flavor 340...650. healthy.

Snacks thru afternoon: Some of a spiked seltzer 50, two plums 100, seaweed snacks 50...also caffeinated seltzer...having a very tired day and stomach still having some digestive issues of needing the bathroom more frequently since last night, getting better tho, very tired from what felt like a long week. 200

 stomach really still out of sorts, a lot of gas/bloated and issues. i think it's mostly due to sorbet from halo top; but weird it's going on all day. i guess my body is just cleaning itself out as i never go to the bathroom much during the work week anyways. ...tmi,sorry!

7p Dinner: got to try the creamy italian dressing, very nice, 100 with salad 50. 150...gummies 150, chobani zeru sugar 100, with tahini 100, pumpkin butter 100. rest of the spiked drink. 50.

1900...

Today's Day at Home Plans:

Reading 'Dear John' ...in progress.....

hard boiled eggs..DONE

still can't find a baking crust (in fridge section is what i want, not the dry ones), so not making the water pie...might look online to order one off Amazon for convenience....i have decided to use a can of Grands Crescent rolls for the pie crust, whenever i decide to make it!

my laundry/gp's cages and laundry - did mine and half of the gp cages. may do the other cage tomorrow or Monday night. 

the other cage requires a bit more work bc of how i clip on the fleece, removing many clips, etc..the one i cleaned was far easier and doesnn't even get clipped to the cage.  the reason for the clips is the youngest guinea pig will burrough under the fleece and make a mess of the cage if i don't clip it; and the other pigs are calmer and do not burough.

Might do weights/strength in evening but not sure... to do strength for upper only and do legs tomorrow AM...needing to break up the workouts lately as it feels like too much / too long to do all in one session lately...


8/14/22 - Sunday - Might wake up early for weights/strength...

Beach with Christine..will prob not want to walk at all besides what needs to be walked to get on the beach bc my left leg and ankle are a little irritated since all our walking last weekend...


8/15 Mon - Public Trans

cut up veggies/prep some food for work week :-D...

8/16 Tues - Drive to work - make it easier to do weights tonight.

8/17 Wed - Public Trans? - may be a lot with Yacht tomorrow, we'll see how I feel, might choose to drive 3 days this week...

8/18 Thurs - Drive to work? maybe yacht??...everyone keeps having to cancel, is ok, no biggie for me!....skip weights tonight if yacht...

8/19 Fri - Public Trans.


8/20 Sat - SLEEP IN! :)  Full Body Weights today most probably.

Renee's Bday Dinner 8pm


8/21 Sun - laying low today; 

8.22 Mon  8.23 Tues  8.24 Wed  8.25 Thurs 8.26 Friday  8.27 Sat  8.28 Sun


9.3.22, Saturday 7:15p  Evening Citifield Mets vs Washington Nationals Baseball Game at stadium very close to me.  I am going without anyone else but will prob carpool with other members of the "Welfare Club" that i'm in so there will be people i end up going with due to carpooling, just not sure who yet, lol.  (and of course, i can always take public transportation also - especially if i want to leave to go back home early!)

9.4.22, Sunday - 

9.5.22, Monday, Labor Day Holiday 

(Call to schedule PRP on 9.26.22 Monday or 10.5.22 Wednesday)


9.9.22 - Friday my 40th bday, but i really do feel overwhelmed with planning and work right now; so i do not plan to do celebrations for it. I will want to relax this weekend as i'm going to walk in the Labor Day Parade tomorrow as it's a big union event for my union to show a presence at it. It is good exercise and can be very hot on the parade day; so i will want to take it easy on the sunday after it.

9.10.22 Saturday - Labor Day Parade this AM/Early Afternoon

9.11.22 Sunday - take it easy today at home.


9.24.22 - Saturday - (Christine's bday).

9.25.22 - Sunday - Rosh Hashannah (New Year) Begins in evening - just a reminder - for my info). - maybe go to parents tonight? discuss with mom as comes closer.

9.26.22 - Monday - Rosh Hashannah (Sick Day #1/5 cycle ends april 15th)  PRP?

9.27.22 Tues,  9.28.22 Wed,  9.29.22 Thurs;


 9.30.22 Fri - Sick Day #2/5, cycle ends April 15th  -  Will prob go out East tonight - or tomorrow AM - my parents said they'd drive me out (i am not good to drive the distance alone, it's a straight road and uncomfortable for me). they volunteered to drive me and i'm sticking with that option instead of canceling this outing.

10.1.22 Saturday - Critical Thinking Course (stay overnight, paid for by union, nice perk of being a member and nice experience and knowledge - i support learning and education..) 

10.2.22 Sunday - Critical Thinking Course - Breakfast, then drive back home soon after. - maybe stopping at the Deer Park Outlets with parents??

10.3.22 - Monday Go to work!!!


10.4.22 - Tuesday evening start - Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) - leave work on time!;  

10.5.22 - Wednesday - Yom Kippur Day Off - Vaca Day #5/15 -   PRP?

...i will start to update important dates after 10.5.22 ...10.9.22 - might have a free stay and drive down to Atlantic City with Jen into the next day - 10.10.22 Monday Columbus Day Holiday,  10.30.22 Sunday - volunteer at Welfare Club Breakfast...

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 08/13/2022:
How nice of your co-worker to bring you all of that food!!!

horn_of_plenty on 08/13/2022:
such expensive food. large pieces of cooked salmon. and i don't even buy meat these days simply to save money as you know i'm only buying minimal most of my shopping trips.

he is so nice, i told him it's a lot of food and he should eat it as leftovers, that he doesn't have to; i thanked him a lot. so nice. it's expensive food. lots of salmon....


Maria7 on 08/13/2022:
Wow, how nice of co-worker to do that!

horn_of_plenty on 08/13/2022:
right!? so much food. i feel bad. should i give him a 20? what should i do?


Maria7 on 08/13/2022:
You could offer it to him but he will probably refuse it if you decided to do that, and if that happened, just thank him and let it go at that. Was very generous of him to do that. I am happy for you.

horn_of_plenty on 08/13/2022:
ok! once in awhile i do give him a $20 towards the food he brings in for everyone...I guess i should give it to him Monday again. but then i will lay low a bit on more cash to him.

i can also bring him food to share...when i start cooking more again....

and possibly bring him some salad this week. :)

thank you!


Jacky82020 on 08/14/2022:
Could the food from his sister’s restaurant be waste, as in more than they could sell and more than family members need, as they may have freezers full? Still, nice of him to share at the office. I had a friend who worked at a nice beach restaurant who was always getting free leftover stuff & giving it away at work or to other people.

horn_of_plenty on 08/14/2022:
i opened one tubberware with beans/mac and cheese, beans, lo mein, and fried chicken - it smelled so i threw it all away.

i saved the tubberware of a lot of salmon...cut it into pieces and froze them!.will have this week...the salmon didn't smell.

it's so nice of him - i don't it's waste...i think he brought the food to share with a coworker that left early and didn't eat the lunch / and also the guy that brought the food didn't finish himself...

i should have just frozen the food on friday when i got home, but i was lazy.


Donkey on 08/14/2022:
Wow, that was so nice of your co-worker! It's nice to know that you do work with some decent folks. Salmon is not cheap, and that was so generous of him. If the opportunity comes up where you can do something nice for him, that might be the best way to show your appreciation. However, I agree with Jacky that it's probably so that the food doesn't go to waste.

It sounds like you had a nice Saturday :-)


Jacky82020 on 08/14/2022:
I should not have used the word waste. That implies something unsafe & ready for the trash. You’re probably getting freshly prepared food that just didn’t sell. That’s how I got mine. He had a kinda fast food beach place where not all food was prepared at time of order, they kept popular items ready for immediate purchase.

Anyways, I did bring some to department meetings at the high school where I taught. I would not dream of accepting money for something I got free. No one ever offered, I told them how I got all that food. Lots of that food was deep fried. Lots of fatty desserts. I figured better to have all those calories on their butts, not mine.

horn_of_plenty on 08/14/2022:
LOL. this is funny, the last part of what you wrote ;)

thanks also for sharing the whole thing.


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Jacky82020 - Saturday Aug 13, 2022
(Eat less & exercise more)
Weight: 110.5

   

For the last 2-3 weeks Walmart has not had my Thomas English muffins, the light multigrain.  100 cal.  8 gm fiber, 5 protein.   Checked online & nothing.   So Matt finds them in a minute online at the Giant Eagle, local supermarket chain I seldom shop at.  & they were on sale, 2 for $6.   Got up over $3.50 at Walmart, hard to remember because seems like higher price every week.   Bought 5 pd bag of ripe but very usable bananas for $1.  Such a deal.   running 59 cents a pound now.  Sliced each and froze in sandwich baggies.   back into frozen b's with sugar free syrup.  
Bought 16 packages of the muffins, eat 2-3 boxes weekly.
 

Very tired and never got some things done last week I should have.   Sad over my daughter and physically exhausted from all the big tank transfers.   Really must paint new 125 G stand black to match other one I painted . Easy job, just sand gloss off laminate & roll out paint.  But doilnt summon up the energy, a must do for next week.

 

 

Progress as of today: 4.5 lbs lost so far, only 10.5 lbs to go!

Maria7 on 08/13/2022:
Glad you found your muffins. Do the painting when you are in the mood to. Take good care of yourself.

Jacky82020 on 08/14/2022:
Thanks. I’ll try.


bearcountrygg on 08/13/2022:
Good find on the muffins.......((HUGS))

Jacky82020 on 08/14/2022:
Well, it happened again! Reply to you lost! Long! Will Try again later.


Donkey on 08/14/2022:
You'll get to the painting job when the time is right. I have found that it's important to respect what we can and cannot do while we're grieving. And not to be too hard on ourselves when we don't do what some stuff just doesn't get done.

I'm sorry that you're losing posts and replies - WTH? Please don't get too discouraged. I do love reading your posts!


horn_of_plenty on 08/14/2022:
Nice deals on the food and good find on the muffins.

This week we had a sale on bananas....$.49/lb instead of the usual $.79 or so by me for a pound...i was happy about that! :)

I'm sorry about the sadness you are experiencing over your daughter. it is expected you should feel those emotions. stay strong and it's ok to feel that way...feel free to reach out to us more if you need our support here.

enjoy the rest of Sunday eve :)


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bearcountrygg - Saturday Aug 13, 2022
(IF 16/8, and Intuitive eating)
Weight: 0.0

Chilly out here today.......just having a lazy day.

coffee

oatmeal with walnuts

Chicken chow mein

strawberry short cake 

hot sprouted almonds....(4)

tuna salad on crackers

oreo ...These things could be a problem

We got a new puppy yesterday......and he has gotten a lot of attention today.......

horn_of_plenty on 08/13/2022:
it is not chilly here yet. still warm in morning. today is low 80's...we are done with our 90's heat wave, but still feels pretty warm...def not your forest temps!

bearcountrygg on 08/14/2022:
Started out in the 40's....chilly...


Jacky82020 on 08/13/2022:
Now that’s an idea! Maybe so.

bearcountrygg on 08/13/2022:
;)


Maria7 on 08/13/2022:
Wow...fantastic menu!

bearcountrygg on 08/13/2022:
Maybe a little too much cake though.... but Not complaining .


horn_of_plenty on 08/13/2022:
yes, great eats. what's with these hot, sprouted almonds!?

bearcountrygg on 08/13/2022:
They were a sample from BOXED....I think they must sell them there...tiny little pkg with 4 in it.


horn_of_plenty on 08/13/2022:
Also, HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!!!!!!!!

bearcountrygg on 08/13/2022:
Thank you!


Jacky82020 on 08/14/2022:
LOL, silly me! The post here was meant for donkey when she suggested maybe I lost my post because it contained too much data. Think I wasn’t paying attention in this case and my fault, not a DD glitch.

But you do have all kinds of great ideas HUGS

bearcountrygg on 08/14/2022:
I wondered what you meant,....LOL...Hence the smiley face.


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Donkey - Saturday Aug 13, 2022
(Moderate eating w recumbent bike, walking, weights)
Weight: 145.5

The scale reminded me that one cannot eat too many chocolates at work and expect to receive favorable results.  This week, I really struggled eating too much.  I would eat most of my snacks around 10am, leaving nothing for the afternoon, which would then lead me to the chocolates.  Not drinking enough water.  Even drinking more coffee would be better than reaching for candy. You can't outexercise a bad diet.

I will endeavor to do better this week.  I've been struggling with a sore throat lately.  Last night, when I came home from work, my throat was quite sore, and this morning, it's still hurts quite a bit.  This feels like a sinus infection. 

Of course, I had plans today, and now I'm not sure if I should go, or if I should wear a mask, or what.  I wanted to go to the plant store party (1-year anniversary), since she's having a sale... oh yes, and a taco truck (LOL - for Husband).  Also, there's my usual gym time.  I have library books to return, and maybe pick one up.  How can I do all of this if I'm sick?  

Progress as of today: 41 lbs lost so far, only 12.5 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 08/13/2022:
I've been on a sweets kick lately as well......but that will get old too...and we will be over it!

Donkey on 08/14/2022:
I'm going to try VERY hard this week at work. Maybe stepping away and making tea. IDK, something OTHER than reaching for candy.


Maria7 on 08/13/2022:
I've been on a sweets kick, also, especially while on vacation. I hope to correct it after we get back home. Hope you feel better. Take good care of yourself.

Donkey on 08/14/2022:
I am thinking now that my craving for sugars like that was part of me getting sick. I tend to crave sugar when I get sick.


horn_of_plenty on 08/13/2022:
are you bringing enough to eat at work? this week, some of my lunches weren't filling...i needed more veggies on some days..and missed them.

if you are sick, you should rest more so you can do more next weekend.

Donkey on 08/14/2022:
Sadly, I am bringing sufficient to work. I'm hoping that the switch to oatmeal will help me NOT eat all of my snacks at 10am. I think that's a good first step. Secondly - see my comment to Maria - I think the sugar cravings were part of me starting to get sick. I tend to really crave sugar and junk food when I get sick.


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SomeFineDayToo - Saturday Aug 13, 2022

Weight: 200.0

  
i made this diary because my wife told me to do it.   After 50 years of marriage I learned it is easier to do what she wants than get nagged.   And I am overweight.  

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 40 lbs to go!

Jacky82020 on 08/13/2022:
Welcome to the group! Yes best for man to listen to woman LOL My husband regrets it when he doesn’t! LOL


Donkey on 08/13/2022:
Welcome! It can be helpful to keep track of food intake, water intake, and activity.

When Mama ain't happy, ain't nobody happy...


horn_of_plenty on 08/13/2022:
welcome, we always love when a Male joins here. so nice you are joining as a couple ! welcome. like Donkey says, it helps to first just track what you eat, whatever it is and whenever it is....so you can get an intake of what exactly you are eating...then work to adjust it after...for now, you may just want to write what you eat, as you eat it, without making any other changes!


bearcountrygg on 08/13/2022:
Welcome


SomeFineDay on 08/13/2022:
The Donkey and Jacky got it right. Listen to Mama And stop buying all those huge Hershey bars.


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SomeFineDay - Saturday Aug 13, 2022
(Eat healthy and take long walks)
Weight: 145.0

  

I created this diary because a friend who no longer uses it suggested I'd enjoy it.     I will take a long walk with my husband early tomorrow before it gets too hot.   

Progress as of today: -20 lbs lost so far, only 20 lbs to go!

Jacky82020 on 08/13/2022:
Welcome to the group! I’ve always thought walking was a great way to exercise. I walked outside nearly everyday in California, but rely more on a treadmill here on the East Coast. It gets hot, rainy & snowy sometimes.

SomeFineDay on 08/13/2022:
Thank you!


Donkey on 08/13/2022:
Welcome! I walk almost every day that I work, for around 30 minutes. Helps me save my sanity when dealing with co-workers and clients.

I hope you post often :-)

SomeFineDay on 08/13/2022:
You are much too kind, TY


horn_of_plenty on 08/13/2022:
welcome, i think you'll enjoy this group! :)

SomeFineDay on 08/13/2022:
Me too!


bearcountrygg on 08/13/2022:
Welcome

SomeFineDay on 08/13/2022:
TY, nice to meet you


Maria7 on 08/13/2022:
Welcome to both of you.


horn_of_plenty on 08/14/2022:
hope you walk was nice!


innerpeace on 08/15/2022:
Hello and welcome.


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horn_of_plenty - Friday Aug 12, 2022
(counting calories/walking/weights/strength)
Weight: 108.0

 


Everyone, please note: i have two really annoying female coworkers, it's really just one but the older one is feeding into the younger one like they are allies. constant whispering about me and whatever else. constant bad talk by the younger one about me and whomever/whatever else to the older...so annoying...since nobody is here too much today, my earphnoes are in to block out the whispers which i cannot hear the actual topic but the whispers are SO ANNOYING to hear it all day...just the sound of whispers...since i don't need to be on call as much to authority, my earphones are IN and i'm going to do my work in my little space and not care what else is going on around me this AM.

I think i may drive on Mondays and Fridays. still sorting it out, with the public trans and not overdoing it too much. it won't work if i switch off every other day as it's not a good habit to always be waking up at different times....that's why i'm thinking to group the public trans days together....so when i take public trans, it's a few days in a row, not having to change alarm clocks, etc..that's why it would be best to do it everyday but my body isn't appreciating it...left leg/ankle is weak, especially after the trip to PA this past weekend, lots of walking. i feel ok, but could be better.


8/12/22 - Fri Drive to work, YES. left around 6:15a and forgot that there's slight traffic even at that early hour...(got to work by 6:45a bc driving was still decent for sure) reminder why public transportation is great to avoid frustrating traffic altogether...but no problems today, I didn't leave too late and got the leg exercises below in....

Did my leg exercises at home (2 exercises) and the rest by work...- DONE!

Breakfast: tea with almond milk, negl, may have a coffee later too (had tea in a cup in fridge, so microwaved it since i didn't drink it yesterday afternoon and was nicely made so didn't want to waste it. banana 150. cookie and jam inside it large hamantashen 250. 

Morning Snacks: pb 100 x2 100, rest of banana above , coffee also (regular) 50, smaller biscotti 50

Lunch: leftover bacon 150 ? egg 100? on thick white toast but half sandwich 150 from coworker that i have in fridge - will warm in toaster, with a side of  broccoli 50 i had in freezer, and cauliflower chips that a coworker brought in - good calories for them and i REALLY want, can't wait! 100.. ketchup 50...600.

Snacks: - plum 50 before going home.., 2 caramels before it 50.

Dinner: plum 50 , sorbet halo top 100, shrimp 150...300

 8:45 2 milanos cookies 150

1850.

 extremely exhausted upon coming home. too much with working OT this week (of my own choosing); but i did get a lot done in 4 days. i am not sure i can always work as fast as i did today...wasn't fast the whole day, but during parts i was extremely focused. i even had to contact a few "big shots" to ask questions for covid pay which is almost complete now for the month of july. wahoo!

 

the meal i picked up yesterday at the food fair. lots of cabbage, fresh large shrimp., prob some chips with it...also bringing my work salad home that i didn't have at lunch....may eat it as well, we'll see...i have a new "creamy italian" dressing to try out.

 


3pm at work - call the copier service for a cleaning of the copier.YES.

3:20pm at work but just with 10min left in the day- make phone call about cable bill

May stay at work a little late for my own stuff as well..planning, etc..yeah, but not on my own stuff.

After work - rest day for cardio...DEFINITE on that!


8/13/22 - Sat Weights/Strength

cut up veggies/prep some food for work days

my laundry/gp's cages and laundry

 


8/14/22 - Sunday - Beach with Christine..will prob not want to walk at all besides what needs to be walked to get on the beach...


8/15 Mon   

8/16 Tues   

8/17 Wed   

8/18 Thurs - maybe yacht??...everyone keeps having to cancel, is ok, no biggie for me!....

8/19 Fri   


8/20 Sat - 

Renee's Bday Dinner 8pm

8/21 Sun


9.3.22, Saturday 7:15p  Evening Citifield Mets vs Washington Nationals Baseball Game at stadium very close to me.  I am going without anyone else but will prob carpool with other members of the "Welfare Club" that i'm in so there will be people i end up going with due to carpooling, just not sure who yet, lol.  (and of course, i can always take public transportation also - especially if i want to leave to go back home early!)

9.4.22, Sunday - 

9.5.22, Monday, Labor Day Holiday 

(Call to schedule PRP on 9.26.22 Monday or 10.5.22 Wednesday)


9.9.22 - Friday my 40th bday, but i really do feel overwhelmed with planning and work right now; so i do not plan to do celebrations for it. I will want to relax that weekend as i'm going to walk in the Labor Day Parade tomorrow as it's a big union event for my union to show a presence at it.

9.10.22 Saturday - Labor Day Parade this AM/Early Afternoon


9.24.22 - Saturday - (Christine's bday).

9.25.22 - Sunday - Rosh Hashannah (New Year) Begins in evening - just a reminder - for my info). - maybe go to parents tonight? discuss with mom as comes closer.

9.26.22 - Monday - Rosh Hashannah (Sick Day #1/5 cycle ends april 15thPRP?

9.27.22 Tues,  9.28.22 Wed,  9.29.22 Thurs;


 9.30.22 Fri - Sick Day #2/5, cycle ends April 15th  -  Will prob go out East tonight - or tomorrow AM - my parents said they'd drive me out (i am not good to drive the distance alone, it's a straight road and uncomfortable for me). they volunteered to drive me and i'm sticking with that option instead of canceling this outing.

10.1.22 Saturday - Critical Thinking Course (stay overnight, paid for by union, nice perk of being a member and nice experience and knowledge - i support learning and education..) 

10.2.22 Sunday - Critical Thinking Course - Breakfast, then drive back home soon after. - maybe stopping at the Deer Park Outlets with parents??

10.3.22 - Monday Go to work!!!


10.4.22 - Tuesday evening start - Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) - leave work on time!;  

10.5.22 - Wednesday - Yom Kippur Day Off - Vaca Day #5/15 -   PRP?

...i will start to update important dates after 10.5.22 ...10.10.22 Monday Columbus Day Holiday,  10.30.22 Sunday - volunteer at Welfare Club Breakfast...

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 08/12/2022:
That isn't a good work atmosphere at all.....They sure are rude people.

horn_of_plenty on 08/12/2022:
i no longer even acknowledge the younger one, 24yo. she's the one who's started all my issues here, mostly. they are only issues caused by her and everyone else likes me fine. i think older lady may have jealousy towards me...for my lifestyle which is simpler than hers and other things. i don't know and don't care too much though. older is the one who accused me of eating her salad and got mad when i reacted rudely when she called me to complain i'd eaten it (which i never saw or ate her salad - so i reacted just fine to her accusation which was after work hours)...

so i work with one really rude 24yo and a 45yo who eggs her on and listens to her at least...so they are like this team of jerks here.

thanks.

i do somewhat acknowledge the older lady, but the younger one who has caused me many issues of which the boss knows she has caused - i don't say good morning or good night to her ...i say it to everyone else...to me, she doesn't exist.

she thinks i'm the rude one...ha! like i should give the time of day to someone who makes problems for me!? she's too stupid to realize her own mistakes. one of those. never been to college, not open-minded....a young entitled girl.


Donkey on 08/12/2022:
Oh my gosh, that sounds exactly like Queen Bee, that older gal! You're doing the right thing by putting in your earbuds and tuning them out. I'm so sorry. That's a very toxic work atmosphere. Try to separate yourself (mentally, physically) as much as possible from that.

I kind of like the idea of driving in on Mondays and Fridays. Mondays will give you a little more sleep at the start of the week, and Friday will give you a little more sleep at the end of a busy week.

Stay strong, Horn!!!

horn_of_plenty on 08/12/2022:
on the driving, i think you are right...

also, see above on the toxic work girls.

the older one, 45, will probably get nice once the 24yo is out of our work environment; but it's sad that the 45yo chooses to ignore me at times; and talk to me after hours when i work late and she's still here.

if she talks to me again, i will just have to let her talk - but will just respond with "OK"....here they are again, chatting...whispering....it's hard to take...ear buds should go back in now...for me!

horn_of_plenty on 08/12/2022:
i meant my above comment to Bear on some more background of "mean girls - at work!"


Jacky82020 on 08/12/2022:
Sorry to hear about the work meanies. Are you saying they whisper about you in your presence? How tacky! I always bashed my coworkers behind their backs and was very polite upfront. I bashed them to my friends, not workplace supervisors. All depends, but most don’t like hearing coworkers complain about one another. Even when the Boss appears sympathetic.

Whatever, it’s their problem, their petty envy or whatever. You are trim & fit & smart & well educated. Probably they are jealous. Try to ignore them and be mindful of your abilities & positive attributes. Leave Them to Heaven.

horn_of_plenty on 08/12/2022:
yes, i believe some of the whispering was to me, but def not all of it. then again, i cannot hear the words, just a guess that some is about me. i may be wrong.

there is some jealousy of both of them on me. that's my sincere thoughts as well on it.

thank you, Jacky!! :)


Maria7 on 08/12/2022:
We sure did our leg exercises today...lots of walking!

horn_of_plenty on 08/12/2022:
that's great to hear! i'm sure you put in a mile for me as well :)


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Jacky82020 - Friday Aug 12, 2022
(Eat less & exercise more)
Weight: 110.5

 

Another test to see if I can upload & to send Bear greetings 


This post is a test to see if it will disappear like the other one. 

Progress as of today: 4.5 lbs lost so far, only 10.5 lbs to go!

horn_of_plenty on 08/12/2022:
the cereal and syrup is a sweet sensation ! ;)

Jacky82020 on 08/13/2022:
Oh, I love it! Still do it hot from I minute in microwave & 1/2 C water. Can’t imagine eating any of the bran cereals dry.


bearcountrygg on 08/12/2022:
I can see it...Thank you!!!

Jacky82020 on 08/13/2022:
Good! You’re very welcome. I’m still mad my long post disappeared. I had not posted in nearly a week, busy & exhausted, so I do a long one that focused on my current diet. Also mentioned fatigue & sorrow related to my daughter. Had 3 pics. Then I hit the final submit button & it’s all gone. This has happened numerous times, but more annoying yesterday because it was a long illustrated post.


Donkey on 08/13/2022:
I'm seeing your posts too. I saw as you added on. Must be OK?

Jacky82020 on 08/13/2022:
Yes, all is well for now.


Donkey on 08/13/2022:
I'm so sorry about the lost post. When that happens, I too feel like there's no sense in going back to try to re-create the post.

Maybe it was too much data submitted all at once?


horn_of_plenty on 08/13/2022:
i also rarely go back to recreate a longer post...i just stick to the basics and don't add all the details again.


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Jacky82020 - Friday Aug 12, 2022
(Eat less & exercise more)
Weight: 109.2

   

So now I can't edit onto the second post to add photos.   will try again to upload a pic again,

Progress as of today: 5.8 lbs lost so far, only 9.2 lbs to go!

Jacky82020 on 08/12/2022:
Oh wow! Very long post & photos completely vanished! What a waste. Very annoying. I will try again tomorrow.

Jacky82020 on 08/12/2022:
Gonna edit and see if I can upload the photos. Too exhausted to rewrite post.


horn_of_plenty on 08/12/2022:
yum yum

Jacky82020 on 08/13/2022:
It was supper yum! My biggest BK indulgence. about once a month. More calories than my usual Rodeo Burger & shared Onion Rings. Matt got the little burger & small bag of onion rings & had fewer calories than me.


Donkey on 08/13/2022:
Maybe it depends on the source of the photo? Or type of photo?


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Maria7 - Friday Aug 12, 2022

Weight: 157.0

   John 5:24  Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.

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Hello, Friends.   We arrived here yesterday and after checking in, a deluge of heavy rain came, followed by a beautiful, colorful rainbow!   Above is a photo of it!

Hubby   LargeManWaving.gif image by autumn1234567 stood by the window looking out and called me to come look at it.  What a sight to behold!  The Lord makes such beautiful things!   Notice in the distance, standing over the lake, a white cross.  It looks little in the photo but it is HUGE and it lit up brightly in white lights all nite each nite as it stands over the big lake and we can see it at nite. 

Hubby took me to a thrift store that I wanted to go, the same one we visited last year (but didn't get anything from it last year).  Well, this year, we hit the jackpot!  4 very large, long racks of clothing on hangers to choose from and only 25 cents each piece!  I picked out 9 pieces of clothing and with tax was only $2.41.  Mostly shirts, very nice ones.  So happy over this find!  Also, yesterday and also today, I had a HUGE salad and it was so delicious!  Fresh broccolli, strawberries, little tomatoes, cucumber pieces, leaf-lettuce (purple and green), shredded carrots, grapes (red and green), sunflower seeds, something else that resembled sunflower seeds and tasted chewy, and raisins.  Yummy!

Hope you are having a nice day.

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Love, Maria

 

 

 

  

Progress as of today: 48 lbs lost so far, only 7 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 08/12/2022:
That picture is so beautiful and perfect it doesn't even seem real....amazing!!!!! It must have been wonderful to see in person. Lucky you at the thrift store........sounds like you got some great deals.....and your salad sounds delish...could the unknown seeds be pumpkin seeds?

Maria7 on 08/12/2022:
Thank you. Yes, it was a huge blessing to witness that rainbow! No, not pumpkins seeds...have had them before...these seeds are a lot smaller...about size of sunflower seeds...and instead of crunchy, chewy. The salad was wonderful! We are having a very happy time! Hope you and D are doing well. Happy for Y'all about your new mattress...it sounds very nice.


Donkey on 08/13/2022:
A beautiful picture!

I rather enjoyed reading about your thrift store experience! What a score!

Maria7 on 08/13/2022:
Thank you!


innerpeace on 08/15/2022:
Beautiful picture! I shop at the thrift stores as well...bargain shopping at it's finest!


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Donkey - Friday Aug 12, 2022
(Moderate eating w recumbent bike, walking, weights)
Weight: 143.5

Yesterday was a very bad day at work.  I just felt like everything was falling apart, especially me.

Eating was not good.  Not food fits, but definitely not good choices.  Too many chocolates at work.  Too many carbs at dinner.

I did chest weights yesterday (Thursday) and had intended to do legs this morning, but I had a hard time getting out of bed this morning - so running late - and by the time I got to the point in my bike ride where I would normally stop and do weights, I noticed that Boy Cat was curled up comfortably on my weight bench, hanging out with me.  So I just rode the bike for an extra 10 minutes.

My Boss is getting his heart zapped today, to re-establish a normal heart beat rhythm.  This is presuming his blood test at 1pm is within the range that the doctor wants.  So also presuming that this goes according to plan, he will be out of the office this afternoon, which should make for a more relaxed day.

I might walk with Mistakes Girl and her baby at lunchtime.  That would be nice. 

Progress as of today: 43 lbs lost so far, only 10.5 lbs to go!

Jacky82020 on 08/12/2022:
Did you see my post to you re the sad saga of my Christmas Cactus? If your responded, I’m unaware. I get incorrect email alerts. Sometimes they say someone responded to me multiple times and I can only see one, or none.

I think HoP is onto something by turning off email alerts. Also, I think she’s right about some of my alerts from her or Bear were because I commented in their threads or feeds or whatever they’re called here. So I may get alerts every time Bear or HoP update. This happens in fish forum threads. If you comment, they will send email alerts every time someone else comments in the same thread.

Fortunately for me, the emails contain a link to stop further incoming alerts, so I can shut them down.

Donkey on 08/13/2022:
I did read about the Christmas Cactus, but I did not send replies to any comments that day -- I believe I was short on time and not quite in the right frame of mind.

I do not receive emailed updates. I opted out of that.

It was hard for me to imagine eating a cactus, but I know that they do that in Mexico. Some cacti is edible.

Donkey on 08/13/2022:
I'd be mad at that squirrel too. It's a good thing they're cute... and so far, they haven't totally destroyed any plant that is really important to me.


bearcountrygg on 08/12/2022:
I always had trouble with disturbing a pet too....LOL...I hope you can walk with mistakes girl and her baby....That sounds like a good way to get in some conversation away from the office.

Donkey on 08/13/2022:
She did not follow up with me, and I did not follow up with her. I was totally distracted by the Boss getting his heart zapped.


horn_of_plenty on 08/12/2022:
I'm sorry yesterday was a bad day at work. Of course, we can relate here. Not everyday is the 'best'....we all have those down days. it's ok.

like you said, it's good there wasn't a particularly bad 'food fit,' as i feel those are the most detrimental.

glad i'm not getting my heart zapped, wow.

nice to see you doing chest exercises. sometimes sleep is most important, in my mind, over the exercising.

Happy Friday to Donkey!

Donkey on 08/13/2022:
Crying at work usually means a bad day. I was so tired, stressed, sad. It all kind of overtook me at once.


Maria7 on 08/12/2022:
That was me yesterday...too many carbs and too many chocolates...did better with the carbs today...also said NO to potato chips, even though we are on vacation. Smile!

Donkey on 08/13/2022:
The scale reminded me this morning that too many chocolates is not a good thing. I'll do better next week.


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bearcountrygg - Friday Aug 12, 2022
(IF 16/8, and Intuitive eating)
Weight: 0.0

 Today is our 56th anniversary.......Pretty good for a couple of 16 and 17 year olds...and they said it would never last!!!  HA HA ......fooled them!

We decided to not go out and eat....local restaurants are mainly closed because of lack of workers...so I decided to place a walmart order for pick up today instead.....( the resturants that are open are not our faves...so there is that)

Decided that I really didn't want to cook...so would actually pick up some easy things and eat at home.

Lately it is nice to be able to place a walmart order in the morning and actually pick it up the same morning....so that is what I did.

Dishes washing...laundry washing and drying...got an early start and hope to have most of it done before I get back home

Groceries will be a 2 to 3 hour trip......and lots of wooded country driving........pine trees galore.......maybe some wildlife to see....(usually turkeys, deer and if I''m lucky a bear...........don't mind at all today.....

Taking a couple of nature valley bars to call breakfast......for the trip.

Slept like a log on the new mattress...I have never slept on a memory foam mattress before and found it so comfy I didn't even want to move.....winner with this one.

Sitting on the edge of it to put my shoes on was a bit funny though....but got that done...I was so used to the old style mattress with firmer sides......this will take some getting used to ...plus it is 4 inches higher than the old mattress....so there is that too....but so far...so good....glad we got it.

Scale is good...feeling good.....all is well......now on with my day!

FUNNY.....Right after I posted this I went to my Facebook page and D's favorite restaurant posted that they will be going back to 7 days a week again....in late August...that will make him happy......( not my favorite restuarant though...mine is up for sale....boo hoo)

 

 

 

horn_of_plenty on 08/12/2022:
yes, i have the problem where i wake up easily from an empty stomach / slight hunger. it's good it doesn't bother you bc it's helpful to be able to just sleep thru the night and deal with it in the AM! xx have a nice day.

bearcountrygg on 08/12/2022:
Food never crosses my mind during the night...and it takes me a couple of hours after waking up in the morning to even notice hunger......I think for most of my life......sitting down to eat was second to everything else........once I was married and had kids....I was thinking in terms of feeding them healthy foods for nutritions sake....I guess I have never really been too much about eating....so food as fuel seems to fit for me....don't get me wrong...I love dessert.....LOL

bearcountrygg on 08/12/2022:
And I should say that I like almost all food......it was mainly about actually sitting down and eating that I never really enjoyed...LOL.....my poor parents...always trying to get me to eat something....but I just never seemed to have the time or desire to actually want a meal.......I guess that explains the skinny short kid I was.....56 years ago today...I weighed 104.......and stayed there for many many years.......Then eventually weighed 130 that was actually much healthier for me.....and where I am now happiest and healthiest....at 104...I was it seems always anemic.


Donkey on 08/12/2022:
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!!!

So glad that the new mattress has worked out! Ahh that sounds so nice!

I'm all for a nice, easy dinner at home too. IDK, I'm not too much into going to restaurants any more. It seems odd to me to eat in a room with a bunch of other strangers. I have no problem with take-out though. Enjoy your trip into town!

Circling back to my comment to you on yesterday's entry, regarding 16/8 IF, it never occurred to me that an early end to the day's eating eliminates the acid reflux at night - yes! And I need to take a lesson from this, because of my recent woes with chocolate cake at night. It really does benefit us to stop eating much earlier than most of us do.

I can't imagine being one of those folks that has dinner at 8pm.

bearcountrygg on 08/12/2022:
Nope...I could never eat dinner that late...we have friends tha eat really late....Like 10.....not around here....we are sleeping half the time at 10....LOL......

Thanks .......we can hardly believe it's been 56 years.......


Jacky82020 on 08/12/2022:
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!

Got an email from Walmart saying our regular 10-11 pickup has been delayed and to cancel if it inconveniences me, or wait. Never saw this before & I’ve used their pickup since long before covid. They were encouraging new users & gave a cash primo on your first order. So I set up two accounts, one for Matt and one for me. And they gave up very nice reusable grocery bags chock full of all kinds of good stuff.

bearcountrygg on 08/12/2022:
When I got there today....I wnt online and looked for my usual message...about substitutions....and all I got was a delay message...I was sitting there...the only one waiting....and a employee came out and said that the system was not working right...she took my name and said my order was ready......she went in and got it.......Then another car pulled in and apparently they got the bad message too....my gal went to talk to that person....and they got their order quickly as well.........I have gotten messages on a couple occassions that part of my order had to be picked up inside....and the person that brough mine out said...NOPE....She brought all of it to the car....It must be frustrating to have to deal with those mess ups...for the employees.

bearcountrygg on 08/12/2022:
Thanks...we are having stouffers meatloaf for the first time....LOL...Lazy me today!


Jacky82020 on 08/12/2022:
We should have been notified of substitutions around 9:40 for a 10-11 pickup & a bit later that the order was ready. They finally emailed -11:45 part of the order was ready & there was one substitution, but too late to reject it online. I wanted Thomas Multigrain English Muffins, my fave for years. 100 cal, 8 gms fiber & 5 gms protein. Price keeps going up.

Anyway last week they gave me a light wheat muffin instead last week and today tried to substitute a higher calorie wheat muffin. They had none of the ones I wanted inside.

Went to Amazon. Sold at crazy prices by third parties, insane, like $15 for the package that now runs about $3.60. Was $2.50 last year. So then I went to that boxed placed you once mentioned. They had no English muffins at all. I forgot all my login info & created a new account.

They sent a 20% off coupon on my first order, so I will go back in & see if they have something I can use. Maybe paper products. The only thing I ever ordered from them was Flex Protein Crisps, by the case. Still eat them. But have since discovered I can get them cheaper at Amazon.

bearcountrygg on 08/12/2022:
I have slowed down my shopping on Boxed...I still order from them but a lot less.....they now have a LOT of things I have never heard of before and the prices are rediculous!!!! Today I spent 200 at walmart and didn't get very many bags......the prices are so high....and several bags only had 1 thing in them...not sure why they did that.......and as I too the watermelon ( in it's bag)...out of the car...it broke through the bag...hit the garage floor...rolled under the car...and right back out and srrived at my feet....LOL...I grabbed it quick before it decided to take another trip under the car...LOL...Luckily it didn't break open........Now that should have been double bagged.

bearcountrygg on 08/12/2022:
I always also check the expiration dates on BOXED things.......( that is one thing I like about them)....Some of their better prices I think are under the BEST SELLERS button...and then you can also have them show up priced from low to high under a button on the right in each category....and sale buttons on top.........I think their best prices are under the Best Sellers button though...they seenm to remain fairly steady.


Maria7 on 08/12/2022:
I know you are enjoying your new memory foam mattress...matter of fact, it feels like that is what Hubby and I are sleeping on here in the mountains. Happy Anniversary! Wow 56! So happy for Y'all!!! YAyyyy!!!

bearcountrygg on 08/12/2022:
Thank you!


Jacky82020 on 08/12/2022:
I will be taking a close look at Boxed since they sent the 20% off first order promo code. That may make certain items cheaper than Walmart & Amazon. All that popped up were a bunch of snack like sweets that’d I’d never eat anyway on their homepage.

bearcountrygg on 08/12/2022:
Yeah.....I don't use them too much now.......They do carry a lot of snack things.


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