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Jacky82020 - Tuesday Sep 27, 2022
(Eat less & exercise more)
Weight: 114.2

 

The A1C test is  broken!   I came in at 5.7 and read the above. This is consistent with the glucose reading which was very close to pre diabetes at 96.   Going on a protein diet beginning immediately. Bought some Equate generic for Pure Proteinshakes last week and have tons of protein bars.   This sucks given my activity level and weight.   But it's fixable,


 The scale is broken!   LOL.   up 2 pounds overnight.   had to put in new batteries and have been wondering if it's been weighing low for a while. Noticed my black joggers were tight at the waist last few weeks.   my waist has always been disproportionately large, kinda tube like torso thing going on, sad.   I need one of those Gone With The Wind corsets.

The A1C test kit is arriving Thursday.  I'm modifying my diet to a protein keto thing to reduce that glucose number.   Saw some day old keto bread at Walmart, very pricey.   then remembered when Donkey told me Aldi's had the same thing for a few bucks. And they did!   thanks again, Donk.   I bought it in the past, but momentarily forgot.  

Progress as of today: 19.8 lbs lost so far, only 9.2 lbs to go!

Donkey on 09/27/2022:
My scale is broken too. It's a disruption in the electro-magnetic field caused by an increase in the gravitational pull due to expanding mass.

So what's your plan? I'm excited to hear. Are you starting the protein keto diet immediately? Or after you re-test your A1C with the home kit? Do tell!

Jacky82020 on 09/27/2022:
Makes no real sense because the test measures 3 months back, but I am going to do the first test when it arrives, hopefully Thursday & the second 3 months later.

They just don’t make scales as reliable as they used to. LOL

Today I read in the Washington Post 73% of Americans over 15 are obese, going by BMI. Holy cow! Said we’re the second fattest country & didn’t say who tops us. Was Mexico at one time & I read recently some islanders, can’t remember which one, as very fat citizens. Maybe Somoa. Occasionally I see some really huge football players from there when Matt watches games.

Jacky82020 on 09/27/2022:
*has


SomeFineDay on 09/27/2022:
I remember when all the ladies wore girdles, even the skinny ones to keep their tummies flat. I did for a while and never liked them.

Jacky82020 on 09/27/2022:
Yes, I remember that! I think very common at one time. My mom wore one and she was not at all heavy.


Crystal92 on 09/27/2022:
Try kicking that scale in the butt. LOL

Jacky82020 on 09/27/2022:
ikr? That will teach it to be nice to me,


Taylor25 on 09/27/2022:
We have three scales and everyone reads differently

Jacky82020 on 09/27/2022:
Same here. I finally tossed the weight watchers scale. We even have one that talks. Hate it. Goes up to like 400 pds and my husband bought for auto parts. When I accidentally tap it while walking by, it says: “I’m ready” in this really creepy voice.


legcramps on 09/27/2022:
My scale has to be over 30 years old LOL and yet, I still believe everything it tells me. Why is that I wonder? Has it gotten wiser with age? Very doubtful.

Jacky82020 on 09/27/2022:
Wow! You got a winner!


happy-1 on 09/27/2022:
Yeah… this is why I like the home a1c tests

Jacky82020 on 09/27/2022:
I am very tempted to have a draw done at ACL, but when I tried to make an appointment last week, all I got was crap.


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coffee&calories - Tuesday Sep 27, 2022
(Calorie Counting)
Weight: 121.0

Thanks for the welcome back and all your comments! I wanted to individually comment back,but I couldnt log in all day. Usually my laptop remembers my login, but it wasnt working all the sudden. Finally got around to fixing it. No time to write my daily intake, but I did keep track on My Fitness Pal. Did really good today - around 1200 calories. I think I am going to kick it into high gear. I'll try to repeat today's meals because I had no hunger, felt really satiated all day. I will write more tomorrow! I spend very little time at a computer which can make it difficult to write my entries, but I'm going to make a concerted effort.

Progress as of today: 5 lbs lost so far, only 11 lbs to go!

legcramps on 09/27/2022:
good job today


Jacky82020 on 09/27/2022:
Hey, major congrats. I like eating the same meals everyday because I’m lazy and cooking is an effort. Never did like rearing up on my hind legs in the kitchen.

You’re doing terrific!


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Taylor25 - Tuesday Sep 27, 2022
(Nothing specific)
Weight: 135.0

 I don't know what happened, but I lost my post.  Crystal said it all except she left out our dinner plans for a rotisserie chicken, plain baked potato and broccoli.   We are trying to run/walk more.

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 10 lbs to go!

Jacky82020 on 09/27/2022:
That happens to me sometimes too. Not sure why, but a few times I was responding to multiple posts and did not hit send or whatever for each individual one. Sounds like a good dinner! I get myself into trouble after dinner. TV binges and the munchies.


legcramps on 09/27/2022:
Good job


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Crystal92 - Tuesday Sep 27, 2022
(Trying to eat healthier)
Weight: 141.6

 My mom gave us this toaster like thing that makes two grilled sandwiches at one time, so Taylor and I each had one for breakfast.   The diet bread was gone and the rye had over a hundred calories per slice, so guess each sandwich was close to 400.   We work in the same office and are bringing Lien Cuisine chicken and potatoes bowls in.   I think they are around 300.   There's a old lady in the office who complains constantly about microwave food odors and doesn't want anyone using it. But the boss said to ignore her.   haha 

Progress as of today: 0.4 lbs lost so far, only 16.6 lbs to go!

Taylor25 on 09/27/2022:
Hey, Roomie. I keep getting things wrong at this site. Are you?


Jacky82020 on 09/27/2022:
I love grilled cheese sandwiches. Was using an electric skillet but switched to an air fryer. Tried a Foreman grill before that. Takes too long and too easy to burn them.


legcramps on 09/27/2022:
Yum, grilled cheese


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SomeFineDayToo - Tuesday Sep 27, 2022

Weight: 199.0

 
It took me forever to find my password and login. It is the wierd capital letter password they assigned me and impossible to remember.   I changed it to a simple one the wife has except I added an exclamation point to the end.   I want to make my username short too.   I asked the webmaster and thye said I had to get a new account.   I think I will.   It's not like I have a fifty year history here.   I am walking more on the treadmill in short times like 5 minutes.   I was hoping to get a doctors excuse to stay off it, buy he said the more the better.   sometimes I hate that doctor.   But I am still under 200, just barley.   We like the new air fryer and will be trying steaks tonight.  

Progress as of today: 1 lbs lost so far, only 39 lbs to go!

Jacky82020 on 09/27/2022:
I wanted to change my username password once and they told me the same thing. I kept forgetting the numbers but have them down pat now. Took long enough!

I started off real slow and in short walks on the treadmill too. That constant pace is harder than the way we walk I guess.


Crystal92 on 09/27/2022:
I need to change my pw too, all those nonsense caps.Who could ever remember them? LOL


Taylor25 on 09/27/2022:
Me too!


legcramps on 09/27/2022:
Keep it up on the treadmill, it will get easier


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happy-1 - Tuesday Sep 27, 2022
(Week 2: Add walks after F75 meals, 30 min yoga)
Weight: 246.0

 Tues 9-27-22 7:30am:

Took a while to finally fall asleep but I did it. 8 solid hours and woke up naturally on my own 10 min before my alarm again. I think that's one of the signs I am doing better... not sleeping 10-12h at a stretch, finding a natural rhythm.

Sugar was high overnight as expected. My appetite is starting to settle down, so maybe that will get better this week. 

Weight was 246.8 again. Ugh. No wonder I feel so fat.

Sort of looking forward to taking care of my friend's spastic corgi. It will be good to have a pup around to walk. Not sure how that will work with my cat... the way my room is set up there's no place to feed her up off the floor... her bed is under my bed and it is totally accessible to a little dog. There's also no way for her to get to the litter box unassaulted. I think I'll just keep them separate and reduce stress on her. It's only a few days.
 

Progress as of today: 71 lbs lost so far, only 86 lbs to go!

happy-1 on 09/27/2022:
Inch by inch

happy-1 on 09/27/2022:
Almost forgot… I am sticking out fasting for a lab appointment today. I’m not looking forward to it. I’m not looking forward to my doc appointments this month either. I don’t want to know what else is wrong with me because I haven’t been able to lose weight.

happy-1 on 09/27/2022:
9am Lab appointment.

10am Carls jr chicken club lettuce wrap. They don’t have salads anymore??? Neither does Starbucks???

Washed and gassed my car. Actually went into a store for cat food.

11:30am home. Ate a Quest Pizza. F75 order arrived.

12:30 Caregiver support group

3:10 blood sugar finally starting to go down. 152. It was bound to start happening sometime.


SomeFineDayToo on 09/27/2022:
Can you put the cat and the litter box in the bathroom without the cat howling? Some dogs get along fine with cats. I hate lab work too and that big needle.


Jacky82020 on 09/27/2022:
Glad you’re doing better on the sleep. Yay! What’s wrong with the little Corgi?


Crystal92 on 09/27/2022:
Wishing you a great week and pet the pup for me. Corgis are so cute.


Taylor25 on 09/27/2022:
HUGS


legcramps on 09/27/2022:
Glad your sleep was good. Last week I found that I got about 7.5 hours each night and was quite alert during the days. This week only averaging 7 hours and much more exhausted by the end of the work day. Amazing what a half an hour can do!


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SomeFineDay - Tuesday Sep 27, 2022
(Eat healthy and take long walks)
Weight: 143.0

   I tried the air fryer and love it.  I kept it simple with the chicken in breadcrumbs. The old man wants me to try steak, TBones. I think I will and go real slow so they don't overcook. He likes them rare. I plan to slice and bake potatoes. We had a great exercise group at the church. It was too rainy to walk, so our yoga leader had us doing stretches. Almost everyone could do some, even two elderly ladies in wheelchairs. We are thinking about getting some dumbbells, the small ones.  

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 18 lbs to go!

happy-1 on 09/27/2022:
Sounds delightful!!!


SomeFineDayToo on 09/27/2022:
Make that one giant TBone! And please don’t turn it into bacon, my dear.


Jacky82020 on 09/27/2022:
I cook TBones in the air fryer! Start off with 5 minutes per side and take it from there. They’re good! I don’t eat much beef, but my husband likes his rare steaks.


Crystal92 on 09/27/2022:
Your church exercise group sounds great! All they do at my church is ask for donations. LOL


Taylor25 on 09/27/2022:
It really sounds awesome!


legcramps on 09/27/2022:
Nice job with the exercise group


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Donkey - Tuesday Sep 27, 2022
(Moderate eating w recumbent bike, walking, weights)
Weight: 149.0

Right now, today, I kind of feel like what Inner Peace wrote in her last entry.  I'm not really working an effective weight-loss strategy right now.  So I feel like, What's the point of posting here?  What good does it do to post failure after failure, night after night. 

Yoga was an interesting mix.  I was so tight in my shoulders and hips.  Some of even the easiest moves felt stiff and difficult.  I was also feeling very emotional during my session.  Teacher says that this is quite common, especially with grief, that during yoga, authentic feelings come up to the surface.  I suppose that this would even apply to joy and contentment, too, not just negative feelings.  Alls I know is that it really all does need to come up and out for me to move forward.

Needless to say, after yoga, I was not able to resist diving into some sugary foods to console my broken heart.  Woke up this morning feeling kind of out of sorts, which comes from ingesting too many calories right before going to bed.  

Which brings me back to the beginning of my post.  What is the point of posting here?  At least right now, I don't see it.

Tomorrow I go back to work.  As emotional as my time off has been, I can't say I'm looking forward to returning to the trainwreck that awaits me.

Progress as of today: 37.5 lbs lost so far, only 14 lbs to go!

Jacky82020 on 09/27/2022:
I will miss you If you don’t post and you’re no comparison diet wise to IP. Seems like she’s been over 300 the entire two years I’ve been here, but can’t say for sure without looking at her charts. You sincerely work at a healthy lifestyle, what with diet and exercise, but if you find it’s no longer useful to post, maybe it’s time to take a break or move on, but I sure hope you stay. You always have kind words for others and make this a warmer space.


SomeFineDay on 09/27/2022:
Don’t go! You are the best! I love your posts!


happy-1 on 09/27/2022:
The point is to identify negative thinking patterns and expel them so you can make better choices with a more positive outlook. You are not failing night after night, you are handling overall challenges better day by day so that you will not be exhausted at the end of the day and making unhelpful choices.

Plus I will miss you if you don’t post.


SomeFineDayToo on 09/27/2022:
Everyone will miss you, Miss Donkey. You are a sweet girl.


Jacky82020 on 09/27/2022:
Yeah, so please don’t abandon us. And tell your friend HoP we miss her.


Crystal92 on 09/27/2022:
Your exercise routine is very inspiring.


Taylor25 on 09/27/2022:
Crystal is right, which is unusual for her. lol


legcramps on 09/27/2022:
I agree with Happy, Donk. It's tough when our minds want to constantly go to the negative and we always have to retrain to the positive. It can be very tiring, but it's worth it in the end. You have been struggling for very legitimate reasons to continue to live a healthy lifestyle through some very difficult times. I think you deserve to give yourself a bit of peace, space, and reassurance that what you're doing - right now - is the right thing for you. Doesn't matter what that is. And what that is matters to ME and I think it matters to a lot of us here. Even if I can only comment once a week or twice a month, I want to know how you're doing and I want you to keep telling me.


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coffee&calories - Monday Sep 26, 2022
(Calorie Counting)
Weight: 122.8

So many fresh faces here! How nice is that!? I needed a little break to regroup. I did three meals for a while and that worked wonderfully… Until it didn't. Huge binge last night. Think I'll get back to posting my food here as much as possible.  

breakfast was overnight oats 100 spoon almond butter 100

lunch was a borrowed idea from Jacky :) huge salad 130 more overnight oats (kids don't like this one I made prob bc I poured way too much chia and flax in it) 150 

snack banana/ pb, 1/2 egg 200, crackers 100

sub total 780

gummy vits 30 frozen fries 150 few bites sandwich 100 salad 30 chicken leg 150 smoothie 50

Digestive biscuits & David's cinnamon tea 200 mocha 150 

crackers etc 100

Total 1740

Progress as of today: 3.2 lbs lost so far, only 12.8 lbs to go!

DDwebmasterKids on 09/26/2022:
Nice to see you posting again! We are actively recruiting new members. It’s more difficult than we thought. We want the right type of person, not every scammer in the world trying to sell diet pills or whatever. We plan to keep the overall number on the low side.

coffee&calories on 09/26/2022:
You’re doing a great job! Thank you!


happy-1 on 09/26/2022:
Welcome back!


Donkey on 09/27/2022:
Glad you decided to come back. We all need a break now and then, to regroup and reassess.


Crystal92 on 09/27/2022:
I admire how you can keep track of the calorie. I need to work on it. Too many can really sneak up!


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Brett - Monday Sep 26, 2022
(Atkins)
Weight: 159.0

 

Time to move on, DD.  I've met my diet goal and it's not easy being a second rate actor, very time consuming.  Thanks for asking me to drop by,ddwebmaster,  and good luck to all you little ddwebmasters.   The best to you all.   

Progress as of today: 21 lbs lost and already at goal!

happy-1 on 09/26/2022:
Good luck!


Jacky82020 on 09/27/2022:
I know! Go to law school, win a sensational case & then play yourself in the movie!


Donkey on 09/27/2022:
Congratulations!!! Hey, I like Jacky's idea!


Crystal92 on 09/27/2022:
Don’t forget to post a video clip! And good luck! Are you going to run for the US Senate too?


Taylor25 on 09/27/2022:
Can I have your autograph for when you get rich and famous?


legcramps on 09/27/2022:
See ya Brett! Good luck!


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SandiJ - Monday Sep 26, 2022
(Not a good one)
Weight: 225.0

A friend suggested this forum.   She said it helped her years ago and the webmaster asked her to consider reactivating her membership.   She has stage 4 cancer now and maybe a year left, at best.  She requested I not mention her name. She said she's tired of people feeling sorry for her, that she's lived a long good life and her journey is winding up.  
I desperately need to lose some weight, a lot of weight.   I am even thinking of gastric bypass surgery, but that's scary, so here I go again, trying harder. My whole family needs to lose weight.  My husband is close to 300 pounds and our teenage girl is nearing the 200 mark.   Our eating patterns are terrible.   Things have to change, a lot.  We are going to start by cutting out fast and regular restaurant food and plan on something fun to do with all the money we will save.   it's a lot.   I'm too embarrassed to say.  

 

 

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 100 lbs to go!

DDwebmasterKids on 09/26/2022:
Welcome to our group. We are so sorry about your friend. We hope this forum will help you achieve your goals. Eliminating fast food and other restaurant food is a fantastic start! The money you save will quickly add up, especially now that their prices keep rising.


happy-1 on 09/26/2022:
Welcome. Hugs. So sorry to hear about your friend!


Jacky82020 on 09/27/2022:
Welcome. I’m so sorry about your friend and wish you only the very best here. Your plan to cut out restaurant food is a good one! They use too much salt and fat and charge too much.


Donkey on 09/27/2022:
Welcome! I'm sorry to hear about your friend. Member Brett - his mother used to post here too, but has passed away, too, from illness.

Cutting the "eating out" is a great way to start cutting calories.


Crystal92 on 09/27/2022:
Hi, Sandi, I’m new here too. Let’s lose some weight together and chat a little, ok?


legcramps on 09/27/2022:
Sorry to hear about your friend. Welcome to DD.


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getmebackto150 - Monday Sep 26, 2022
(counting calories and working out!)
Weight: 241.0

 Hi Everyone,

Its been a VERY long time.  I need somewhere to be accountable to write not only what I eat but also help with my mindful practice of eating.  My goal is to loosly count calories and I need to lose weight, but also keep a record of how I feel when I eat certain foods.  I'm trying to figure out what is filling and keeps me full and what give me energy.  Anything that makes me have an energy crash has no place in my diet!   

B:  Trader joes Egg Frittata with Cauliflower and swiss cheese (11AM)  270 calories.  I was STARVING when I ate this and it did a good job filling me up.

L:  Blaze pizza.  I created my own pizza.  Added a ton of veggies and vegan chorizo.  Did the nutrition calculator and it came out to 150 calories per slice.  I ate 4 slices and saved 2.  So I'm at 600 calories for lunch.

 

Total for Day so far:  870

Goal for day:  2000-2300 calories

 

 

Progress as of today: -23 lbs lost so far, only 61 lbs to go!

Jacky82020 on 09/26/2022:
Welcome back! I’ve only been here 2 years, so don’t recognize your name. That’s a great breakfast with a very low calorie count. I’d probably get hungry in a few hours and have a small granola bar or banana or maybe half a protein bar, considering on the size.


happy-1 on 09/26/2022:
Welcome back! Pizza sounds yummy!


Donkey on 09/27/2022:
Welcome back! I looked at your last entry, and noticed the comments you received from many old favorites of mine that no longer post. Talk about a flashback!


legcramps on 09/27/2022:
Welcome back! I got the same flashback that Donkey got when I went back to your last entry LOL. I love your calorie count goals!


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legcramps - Monday Sep 26, 2022

Weight: 0.0

Sep 21 - gym workout 1 hour

Sep 22 - coaching 1 hour

Sep 25 - trail maintenance and hike, total 4 hours

Sep 26 - coaching 1 hour


Starting off a new week and starting to get back into routine since Covid. Feels good to be able to move more easily and not be winded so often.

Breakfast was toast and coffee this morning. I made a big pot of quinoa salad (chickpeas, bell pepper, onion, feta cheese, tomatoes) and i'll be working on this at lunchtime. If I remember to take frozen chicken out, that's what we'll have for supper! And I have an orange and protein bar as possible snacks for the afternoon.

I am trying to get my recerts done for my personal training certification. I have only a couple more weeks and have two workshops left to complete. They are virtual, which is great. I started one on the weekend, but only got about halfway done. Then i'll have to renew my CPR training, and i'll be good to go for another couple of years.

Sorry, quick post. Back to work!

happy-1 on 09/26/2022:
Glad you are feeling better!

legcramps on 09/27/2022:
Thanks! Me too!


Donkey on 09/27/2022:
I am very glad to hear that you are feeling better and starting to get back to your previous energy and endurance levels.

Good snacks! See, that's kind of what I need to do for myself, when I'm at work.

Thank you for writing about your recertification process. That's so cool!

legcramps on 09/27/2022:
Yes, I was starting to think I may never get that energy back.

I've been purchasing oranges from Costco when we go to the city. They last a lot longer than the produce I can get locally, and the oranges make a great snack and add more Vitamin C to my day.


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Jacky82020 - Monday Sep 26, 2022
(Eat less & exercise more)
Weight: 112.4

    

I am having the worse allergies ever, not responding yet to antihistamines.   may have to take more.   Walmart has finally gotten in the latest omicron booster, so plan to get it and hoping there's no side effects.   Nothing major on the other four.   Didn't get much on the bike today.   Did lots of upper body dumbbell work yesterday while changing water in the two 125 gallon tanks in the kitchen.   Goes a lot slower than the tanks in the back of the house due to the hosing system.   Nothing to eat yet today and I am heating KFC sandwiches yelling out my name.  

Progress as of today: 21.6 lbs lost so far, only 7.4 lbs to go!

Jacky82020 on 09/26/2022:
Oh, the image came in weird! But still legible.


happy-1 on 09/26/2022:
Hugs! I could go for some chocolate chips right now!


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happy-1 - Monday Sep 26, 2022
(Week 2: Add walks after F75 meals, 30 min yoga)
Weight: 246.0

Mon 9-26-22 7:30am:

Sleep headphones helped knock me out last night. I couldn't relax to the Get Sleepy podcast so I put on Big Sky on Hulu and listened to that with the eye mask on until I tuned out and passed out... Garmin says 10:30... so about an hour of insomnia which beats being up till midnight and having snacks. Win. Not enough REM and low Body Battery (50) but that's what I get for wearing myself out going to yoga in the park 2 days back to back. Which I really needed for mental health. I am so grateful to the caregiver support group ladies for showing up for me... I was in such a "wounded animal hiding in cave" place yesterday morning. Knowing I had to get up and meet one of them there was everything.

Week 2 of my big fitness push. Weighed in at 246 this morning. Up 3 lbs. Fasting sugar 262... suddenly shot up from 230 when my alarm went off. I immediately went to the kitchen and threw out the rest of the bag of chocolate clusters. It's the only thing left that could be driving up my sugar so high... I think I figured out the issue with my nutrition and sugar management last night but I need to get things under better control before I mess with it too much, other than throwing out that bag of treats. 

Monday start. I need to go for a walk this AM. Get off my butt.
 

Progress as of today: 71 lbs lost so far, only 86 lbs to go!

happy-1 on 09/26/2022:
Inch by inch.

happy-1 on 09/26/2022:
Have an actual functional brain today…

7:30 ate but didn’t fitboard or walk. Went straight to making calls. 9am stayed on the call on hold, logged into coworking and stayed on task with paperwork until 2pm when I took a break to go to the post office. Ate 2 f75 meals at 12 and 1:30. Did 10 min of fitboard after the 12pm one. It is really hot here and I’m not sharp enough to be street smart so no walks.

3pm home from post office. All I want is a shower and a break.

Practically a normal level of function. Sugar still too high.

happy-1 on 09/26/2022:
5:30pm tried to make a caulifower pizza bowl for low carb dinner because I am out of meals. Vile and gross.

Tidying up as I go.

happy-1 on 09/26/2022:
6:30pm last of keto cereal and almond milk.

Said I would have my friend’s dog here while she has gastric surgery next week. She wanted me to come there but I said it would be better to have her drop her dog here. Mostly because I think she needs to rest not have someone there chasing her dog around. It’s a 23lb pure bred corgi… and pampered and spoiled… omg. What am I thinking??? I finally spent a day doing paperwork and found a big scary problem… but am switching tracks to clean up the back patio so the dog can be out there for playing fetch and stuff… ugh.

Thought about going to a bible study by me at 7:30 but I just had zero energy left. Did sweep front steps for once though.

8:50 and in bed. Lord guide me.

happy-1 on 09/26/2022:
9:25 just too hungry. 1 slice keto bread, turkey, avocado, cheese, mustard. My blood sugar will not be happy but I’m just too hungry.


Jacky82020 on 09/26/2022:
Well, hell’s bells. My reply vanished. I asked if there would be a rapid drop in the high glucose reading if you went low carb today.

happy-1 on 09/26/2022:
I’ll post screenshots tomorrow. It’s too high and almost flat.


Donkey on 09/27/2022:
Ooo, so you'll have a dog for a little while! I have often thought about getting a dog for our family, but right now is not the time.

(((hugs))) Hang in there!


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Crystal92 - Monday Sep 26, 2022
(Trying to eat healthier)
Weight: 142.0

I joined this forum right now with my roommate, Taylor.  Her breakfast was better than mine.   I think she clocked in at under 300, and I ate the leftover corned beet hash from dinner, a good 600.   I will go easier the rest of the day and feel stuffed now.   I would love to skip lunch, but shoved a few granola bars in my purse.   Exercise.   Ran a mile with Taylor.   We have dumbbells but are going to start looking for some used equipment like a stationary bike or treadmill.  

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 17 lbs to go!

DDwebmasterKids on 09/26/2022:
Welcome to the group, Crystal! We hope you will have only positive experiences here, get to know our awesome members and achieve your goals.

Crystal92 on 09/27/2022:
Thanks!


Jacky82020 on 09/26/2022:
Welcome to the group, Crystal! Pleased to meet you! I think stationary bikes and treadmills are great, especially if one lives in areas with lots of snow and rain. Like me. I found some good stuff on Craigslist.

Crystal92 on 09/27/2022:
Nice to meet you too.


Donkey on 09/27/2022:
Welcome! Nothing wrong with a larger breakfast if it holds you for the rest of the day until dinner.. or at least a light lunch (e.g. salad). I prefer lighter, sweet breakfasts myself, as opposed to savory breakfasts, which is why eggs never really worked for me.

Crystal92 on 09/27/2022:
That is true. I do eat less for lunch with a big breakfast.


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Taylor25 - Monday Sep 26, 2022
(Nothing specific)
Weight: 135.0

I heard about this site yesterday from a friend who heard about it from a friend.   I'm joining with my roommate, Crystal.   We are in a similar position, the desire to lose that last ten.  

Breakfast.   Two slices of toast with two thin pieces of Swiss cheese and a light Mayo.

Exercise.  Ran for 1/2 an hour, first thing in the morning before it rains or gets hot. 

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 10 lbs to go!

DDwebmasterKids on 09/26/2022:
Welcome to the group, Taylor! We hope it will help you achieve your goals faster.


Jacky82020 on 09/26/2022:
Hi, Taylor! Welcome to the group! That last ten is always the hardest to lose. You can do it.


Donkey on 09/27/2022:
Welcome! Interesting breakfast! I usually have peanut butter on my toast. Or just plain ol' butter.


Crystal92 on 09/27/2022:
Hi there, Roomie. Your turn to clean the bathroom.

Taylor25 on 09/27/2022:
Hi there, Roomie. LOL


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Donkey - Monday Sep 26, 2022
(Moderate eating w recumbent bike, walking, weights)
Weight: 149.0

Yesterday was one of the best gym experiences I've had.  When I went, later in the afternoon, the gym was almost empty.  LOVE IT.  Afterwards, I went into the steam room to just sit and think.  It was late enough in the day to take my evening shower, so I knocked that out of the way, and then I came home.

Had a nice dinner and watched the last episode of season 4 of Stranger Things.  Everything sounding good, right?  Yeah, except that after the show, after dinner, I just plummeted into another sugar dive.  UGH!!!! 

Today was a rough start, even though I have today and probably tomorrow off from work.  I did not want to get out of bed.  I was awake, but just stayed in bed for nearly 1.5 hours!  I guess that's allowed from time to time, right?  I'm probably being too hard on myself about that.

I had changed up my morning bike ride, and then I did leg weights.  I was surprised how achy my hips are, so today, even though I'm off, no gym.  I will take a shorter lunchtime walk (around my neighborhood loop), and then yoga tonight. I am hoping that with yoga tonight, I will not plunge into another sugar pit again.  I need to make the chocolate not so convenient and accessable.  I can do that.  And peanut butter is not an option.  That's my plan for tonight.

I do not have any other plans for myself today, on my day off, and maybe that's OK.

 

Progress as of today: 37.5 lbs lost so far, only 14 lbs to go!

Crystal92 on 09/26/2022:
Hi, Donkey. Sounds like you have a lot of good exercise going on!

Donkey on 09/27/2022:
I love to exercise. I just wish my body liked to exercise as much as I do. I probably exercise too much.


Jacky82020 on 09/26/2022:
Congrats on the good gym experience. Can you nail it down to a particular time or day?

Donkey on 09/27/2022:
Not really, unless I go in very early, which I haven't done. It depends on the weather, if & when there's football, and the time. So usually, on Sundays, if I went at 2pm, it would be OK, but then that changed and it was really crowded.

On weekends, I think if I went before 8am, it would not be so busy, but that's too early for me, especially when I work, but even when I had my time off. I like to be at home in the early mornings.


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Jacky82020 - Sunday Sep 25, 2022
(Eat less & exercise more)
Weight: 112.4

Progress as of today: 21.6 lbs lost so far, only 7.4 lbs to go!

happy-1 on 09/25/2022:
Yes. Exactly. Don’t forget pizza and potato chips to go with that chocolate.


Donkey on 09/26/2022:
Hahahahaha -- was this for me? Just kidding - it's for all of us who are struggling!

Jacky82020 on 09/26/2022:
No, Donkey, this isn’t just for you. Today’s is. LOL


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SomeFineDayToo - Sunday Sep 25, 2022

Weight: 199.0

Guess what!   I am under 200 pounds for the first time in years.   My wife  is starving me and making me walk on a treadmill.   Help!   Call elder abuse!  

Progress as of today: 1 lbs lost so far, only 39 lbs to go!

Jacky82020 on 09/25/2022:
Liar, Liar, pants on fire! Your wife is helping you live a long & healthy life.

Congrats on getting under the big two double O! A big achievement. Yay!

And what’s this I’m hearing about you threatening to slap Little Bobby? Help! Call CPS!


happy-1 on 09/25/2022:
Little Bobby is proud of you.


Donkey on 09/26/2022:
Congratulations! Yes, Little Bobby is proud of you, and so are we.


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