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Horn_of_plenty - Saturday Oct 16, 2021
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 108.0

 11.00 October Sunshine Hours ...doing good this month!!!!!!!

20.75 Sept Sunshine Hours! ; 22.25 August Sunshine Hours!  

Last TOM - 9/20/21....

Waiting until mid-end of October Read up on courts changes to their website...reminder to do this later

Currently reading a NYPL digital book called "The Energy Bus." - to continue when i finish my class. - it's a leadership book.


 10/16 Saturday - 45 min exercise - back and forth to show (sad subject matter but good actors, plus it was free but long 2.5 hours!) so i got home much later than expected; so i'm glad i got the exercise in just going there and walking to supermarket, bc it's now 7pm  and i'm back on the couch relaxing for the rest of the night.!!! (at least calories will be good today since i got up late, ate small meals before the show...and the whole afternoon has now passed and it's now already evening. not a bad day,  just fast!

Breakfast: big banana 150, coffee 30, oatmeal strawberries & cream with almond milk 150: around 350 :)

Lunch: indian okra dish good size amount 350, yogurt 150. 

850

6:30 dinner / snacks: blueberries, very fresh.150, egg 100, 

1100....

3pm off (and walking, it's 10 min walk away) to a free live show held at the union hall, but not really union related. it's by a community theater production, cool, and live, very cool...and free. so when i was asked by the union club i'm in to attend yesterday for today, i said yes. i'll walk over there later. you must be vaccinated and masked as it's indoor. i am excited to relax and watch the show. i think it's called "That's Life!" 

Laundry tonight.

May cook some hard-boilded eggs again like last week.

Still not much cooking for this weekend bc i'm content relaxing and have the indian leftovers as well as broccoli cooked.


10/17 Sunday -

Weights in AM, even though it's not 48 hours from last session; just to get them done and be able to relax tonight :)

1pm See Cousin Richie and we are going to drive to the beach to walk on boardwalk bc the weather / temps are suitable for it & sunny.

After Richie on my way home, get extra veggies for a salad to make for coworkers. extra cilantro, extra box of the pre-washed greens mix...also tomatoes, perhaps yellow pepper.

Breakfast:

Snacks:

Lunch:

snacks:

early Dinner: perhaps pizza or similar with my cousin at his favorite place.


10/18 Monday - 

10/19 tuesday - 

10/20 wednesday - 

10/21 thursday - 

10/22 friday  - 


10/23/21 Saturday -

10/24/21 Sunday 


10/25 Monday - 

10/26/21 Tuesday - in person union meeting tonight, 6-7pm, by my apt, close to home.

10/27 Wednesday - 

10/28 Thursday - 

10/29 Friday - 


10/30 Saturday - bring guinea pig back to vet...

10/31 "Halloween Sunday" - 


11/1/21 - Monday, November 1st :)

Progress as of today: 7 lbs lost and already at goal!

bearcountrygg on 10/16/2021:
Boy...I sure hope the show isn't about covid!!!!!


Donkey on 10/16/2021:
^LOL at Bear's comment :-) Why would your union ask you to attend a play? Interesting! I hope you had a good time and that the play was entertaining.

And you'll have a good day tomorrow with your cousin.

Hope you log in some eats for today (aside from breakfast) - I enjoy reading your menus!


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Donkey - Saturday Oct 16, 2021
(Low carb eating w recumbent bike, yoga, weights)
Weight: 132.0

Good morning!!!!  A slight loss on the scale today, and I'll take that!  

Although I did upper body weights  yesterday morning, I did not do them last night. I was very tired.  So after my evening bikeride, I just relaxed.  By the time I turned off the light, I thought I was feeling some cramps, and sure enough, this morning, I woke up to mild cramps.  Great -- well, best get Cramp Day out of the way, and at least I don't have to be suffering at work with these pains.

Eating went well last night, so I'm kind of disappointed that the scale wasn't a little more friendly, but I need to move beyond that.  I jogged at lunchtime for about 20-25 minutes, so that I could complete my route quicker than if I just walked.  This was to save time.  Gosh, work is rushed, lunch is rushed.  Hate it - but it was satisfying to jog.

Today I meet up with the personal trainer for a lower body tutorial.  Looking forward to some new ideas, I guess. I had plans for myself for Sunday, but with TOM here, now I'm not so sure.  We'll have to see how today goes.

It would be nice to have a slower, quieter, relaxing day - to recover from the really busy work week - but alas, with the cooler weather, I will need to work on cleaning and storing away the window fans that we used over the summer.  They are heavy and cumbersome, but this would be a good weekend to get them done... well, I'll at least get started on the project.

I won't be too hard on myself for whatever doesn't get done this weekend.  


EARLY EVENING EDIT:  The personal trainer was a no-show.  I'm not sure what happened, because he seems to utilize the gym's app, and I cannot get my login in to match with my password -- even after resetting, and uninstalling-reinstalling the app -- all several times, much to my frustration.

Yes, I was disappointed, and I felt a little bad, but I'm not sure why I would feel bad. I did what I was supposed to do (other than to login with the app).  So I did a very brief leg workout and came home, since I wasn't really at 100% anyway.

The cramps are still around, so I'm OK with this being an easier physical day...

Progress as of today: 54.5 lbs lost and already at goal!

Jacky82020 on 10/16/2021:
You’re making terrific progress! Congrats! Sorry about the cramps. We shall have overcome


bearcountrygg on 10/16/2021:
The cramps......I do not miss those days.....One of these days that will just stop....and I'm sure that won't be a moment too soon for you....but then you get to have hot flashes...which are a issue of their own....


Jacky82020 on 10/16/2021:
Wow, people are such flakes these days. That sucks!


Horn_of_plenty on 10/16/2021:
Re Thursday, it is your CHOICE to stay at work. it doesn't mean you are lazy. it's what you decided. but you can change your situation if you want. however, whatever decision you make is NOT because you are lazy. don't start feeling down about yourself when the state of your work / workplace is not a reflection of anything about you! glad you had great exercise Thursday. it was a bad week for me with exercise. some was not totally my fault (i was kept 15 min late at work, then walked, then so late to get home i skipped...) i do not like staying at work late when i don't know i will...will have to either make sure it doesn't continously happen or ask for OT...not sure yet, have to see how it plays out.


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Jacky82020 - Saturday Oct 16, 2021
(CR & IF & Keto & Cardio & Weight Training)
Weight: 110.6

 

I have the Keto Flu!   that's what James Clement calls it.  

A great morning so far!  NOT.  Woke up to heavy rain around 5 and room stank horribly.  Rocky, the Frenchie, took a huge dump next to the bed.   Could have been worse. I didn't step in it. Fortunately an easy one to pick up, no poop residue on the floor.

Felt terribly nauseated & figured it had to do with the new keto diet.   Nothing but nuts, keto bread from Aldi, & PB.  And a little sugar free jam.   Toasting PB/J sandwiches in the air fryer. Yummy!
 Went to Oillies with the 15% off coupon they emailed & stocked up on the mixed nuts they have on sale.   Came to $4.25 for 20 oz, terrific buy.   Lightly salted, 90 gm per serving & the expiration date is over a year off as I recall.   Never paid much attention to exp. dates anyway except on perishable items.   Think all it means in this case is the nuts may not taste as fresh after a year, but they'll be long gone by then.  Bought 8 cans.

Anyways reading keto can cause some initial unpleasant symptoms from the 3 library ebooks.   This is the first day in ages that I didn't hop on the bike first thing. Sipping my coffee in bed with Rocky and Frankie.  Hoping I can exercise later & if not, no big deal.

Progress as of today: 23.4 lbs lost so far, only 1.6 lbs to go!

Donkey on 10/16/2021:
When I did keto, all I can remember is that about 3-5 days into it, I had a day where my energy was limitless - I just felt so energized. I read that this is common to keto. So, hang in there?

At any rate, I hope that you feel better soon. If you really think it's the keto, make sure you're drinking plenty of water. If it helps any, I have cramps today, so at least we can be a little miserable together.

Jacky82020 on 10/16/2021:
I do hear about ppl feeling energized from keto & CR & IF. Never got to Nirvana. Or even close. Not quitting! If I can lose a pound a week for 6 months I can do this!

Yes, reading lots of water important too.


bearcountrygg on 10/16/2021:
One thing about perishables...they do get dangerous quickly and it's pretty clear when they have gone bad.......sealed things or canned lst well...and if they go rancid you will know it.....rancid oils smell so bad and taste so bad you won't want to eat them...I'm sure they will be fine.....and the brazil nuts will last a long time in the freezer too. I have never been able to do keto....I wish I could...but I would have to remove every single carb from the house and with D...that would never happen.......now if I lived alone it would be a possibility....

Jacky82020 on 10/16/2021:
Yep, never kept perishables too long. & find anything freezes will. A few things like grapes get mushy. Matt suggested chopping some Brazil nuts in half & adding them to the mixed nuts. Good idea, now that there’s room in the container I’m working on.


Horn_of_plenty on 10/16/2021:
Good choice below on the lightly salted and roasted nuts. i prefer roasted to, to raw (not enough flavor - especially for almonds).

very interesting info re your entry below and autophagy, etc.

why'd he dump next to the bed? is he ok?

omg, i hadn't thought of toasting a pb&J.

i would recommend some veggies with your keto. they are really more healthy than not!

maybe some roasted squash in the air fryer (i recommend either acorn squash or even pumpkin or delicata as the best ones to roast in the air fryer. a little olive oil for health and taste, salt (or no salt), garlic, pepper...you will see...better than anything!

Jacky82020 on 10/16/2021:
Let’s just say it’s not the first time that little Frenchie woke up early & took a dump. At least he has the decency to hop off the bed. LOL. This one just stank horribly. Think I overdid it yesterday on his homemade wet food. Crockpot ground Turkey, brown rice and peas & carrots.

The air fryer veggies came out soggy. Sticking with the electric frying pan on that. Still use the Normandy Blend, frozen: carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, zucchini & a yellow squash. Never could get into chopping vegetables.


Donkey on 10/16/2021:
Oh yes the keto flu!!! Male Co-Worker had this pretty bad when he did keto. His lasted almost a week. I can't recall if I had it. I don't think so, because I think I would have remembered it. But I truly do remember that "super day" where I had amazing energy. Unfortunately, it lasted only 1 day and I have not been able to recapture that since, during keto or otherwise.

Jacky82020 on 10/16/2021:
I never got that far on keto last time. Never got a keto color on the pee strip. Tested last night & not in ketosis, super low carb is really hard. Last time I kept bingeing on coconut keto candy bags, tasted like Mounds or Almond Joy. Gained weight & went back to high protein


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bearcountrygg - Saturday Oct 16, 2021
(Eating in moderation)
Weight: 0.0

Rained over night...knocked the leaves out of the trees...... looking kind of bare and messy outside.......Up at 4:30 and had coffee...but didn't eat for 4 hours...ate up the last of the tempura chicken with a little ranch dressing......feeling like it's a baggy clothes day...I suspect it will be a lazy one.  I guess yesterday was my day to listen while  friends told me their woes...........I suspect I might be the only one that listens to them....so when it's all out of their system, they feel better and I feel worse.  Dishwasher on the blitz.....looked online at Lowes and Home Depot.......a replacement would be just under a thousnad when it was all said and done.......that would be fine...but it's the availability issues that bug me now....still remembering the washer and dryer woes.......think I will just put up with this one a while longer.....They really are not supposed to come out of there dripping wet. BUT .....    I have towels!!!!!!!  

Bird hunters all around here lately to the point I am afraid to walk out into the yard or go to the mailbox......after a trip to the mailbox a couple of days ago and hearing someone yell hello....fixed any desire I have to be out there.   Just heard a gun shot.....so no outside for me.....and I really do not want to hear strangers yelling hello to me when I can't even see them...just too creepy.  

Feeling quite comfy in my baggy shirt and baggy pants.....a nap sounds good.....or watvh a movie or read a book........looks like a quiet and comfy day...well except for the gun shots...( as long as that all stays outside it will be fine)

Lunch was a pork chop, green beans, rice and some pumpkin spice trail mix

Donkey on 10/16/2021:
Nothing wrong with a baggy clothes day :-) Today is the first day of the season that I'm wearing leggings rather than shorts. I'm trying hard not to turn on the heater. Last night I felt cold, but I think that was because I was tired. The house should be a little cooler overnight anyway, for ideal sleeping.

Oh no, I'm sorry to hear about the dishwasher. It's always something, isn't it? Wouldn't it be better to buy one now, and get on a waiting list so that by the time it DOES come in, you'll probably really need it? I'm not sure how I'd play this one out. Actually, I'd probably be more like you and try to wait it out, stretch every last usage out of the old dishwasher...

My dishes are always wet after running the cycle. I don't use the heat dry at all. It melts anything plastic, for one, and the air takes care of drying the dishes all on its own, saving me electricity.

bearcountrygg on 10/16/2021:
I'm thinking of just leaving the door open a little and let them air dry too...I've never done that so I think I will give that a try today and see how it goes...if worse comes to worse the dishes can always be washed by hand. I'm enjoying the baggy clothes today......I don't think I have worn shorts for 10 years...I'm always cold...even in the summer...Thyroid...


Jacky82020 on 10/16/2021:
Wow! That’s a lot for a dishwasher, but have heard prices sky high lately. Never use mine. Don’t do much cooking, or at least cooking that generates much by way of dishes. So do them by hand.

Everyday is baggy clothes day here! LOL

bearcountrygg on 10/16/2021:
In order to have one delivered and the old one taken away...you have to buy the more expensive ones...the ones they have at $500 have to be picked up in store....back in the day we were fine with that....these days....getting things up steps etc is not worth it....I think I will just keep using this one and let them air dry like Donkey.......it still seems to wash fine....it's just the drying that is the issue now.....I rarely wear baggy pants....but today actually I would have stayed in pajamas but that would have felt weird...so I picked clothes that were just as comfy...LOL


Jacky82020 on 10/16/2021:
I wash and let mine air dry. Timed myself yesterday. Took all of 5 minutes to do the sink load. Usually only do them once a day. In the morning. Rinse them off, so they are easier to wash.

BTW, the people in my fish forum are getting a big kick of those Sea Monkey pics you posted here. I save funny stuff to my iPad photo files for later use.

bearcountrygg on 10/16/2021:
I did wash dishes by hand for a lot of years......and I could go back to that again....and just may do that instead of getting a new one....will see....glad you fish forum enjoyed the pics....they definetly did temp the kids to buy them back then.


Jacky82020 on 10/16/2021:
This house had a nearly new Whirlpool dishwasher when we moved in. Still here. Tried it a few times. Can’t fill it in a day with the little cooking I do, so just do everything by hand.

The fish people loved it! lol

bearcountrygg on 10/16/2021:
If I don't run this one daily...then the second day there is too much for it....I do put pans in it...except for cast iron which have a different way of being cleaned...( no soap)...then oiled and warmed...


Jacky82020 on 10/16/2021:
Then maybe one’s worth it for you. I often reheat the same thing 3 consecutive days for dinner, not many dishes & pots to do.

bearcountrygg on 10/16/2021:
I'm just going to let them air dry and test that out.....I really don't want the hassle of ordering and waiting and delays etc......We also have a lot of leftovers but we usually fill it up daily....( pans do take up a lot of the bottom)....I do enjoy cooking ( some days).....but the disheasher is just easy for me.


Jacky82020 on 10/16/2021:
Too bad the prices went up. Heard we paid a few extra hundred on the washer & dryer last year.

bearcountrygg on 10/16/2021:
I really don't mind paying for quality....I know if I got one of the less expensive ones that it probably would need to be replaced even sooner.....but these days......we need delivery...we are just too old to be struggling to get things in the house ourselves....I'm super happy with the washer and dryer I got this year.....But...apparently they just don't make things to last like they used to....The delivery men said 5 years for washers now.....that is sad,,,,I think I have had 7 washers in 55 years but 2 of them were still going strong and stayed with the houses we sold......5 years isn't great....but what can yo do......we just pay the price and hope for the best. I will say that the dishwasher I have now is 5 years old and was around $400 total delivered......Now one equal to it is $900 plus removal of this one.....so that price more than doubled.......but it isn't a necessity....and maybe simplifying when it quits totally will be the way I go.


Jacky82020 on 10/16/2021:
Not sure how old the W&D were when me moved in. We used them for 10 years & then the washer wouldn’t spin right. The dryer was ok. But I wanted a nice matching pair. Got a metallic blue. Almost bought red. Lowe’s is a few miles away & they delivered & hauled away for free. And I paid a few dollars for a 10% off coupon for Lowe’s on eBay. So that saved a few hundred.

That’s what I like about this house. We do have 7 wooded acres but it’s near civilization, exactly what I wanted when I searched online for it. Wanted some seclusion & privacy, but nothing in the sticks. I hate driving.


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horn_of_plenty - Friday Oct 15, 2021
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 108.0

 11.00 October Sunshine Hours ...doing good this month!!!!!!!

20.75 Sept Sunshine Hours! ; 22.25 August Sunshine Hours!  

Last TOM - 9/20/21....

Waiting until mid-end of October Read up on courts changes to their website...reminder to do this later

Currently reading a NYPL digital book called "The Energy Bus." - to continue when i finish my class. - it's a leadership book.


10/15 Friday - Did pushups in morning (part of upper body workout), will finish upper body after work. Will also do walking after work probably to enjoy the park there :) 

Breakfast: 2 very rich bakery cookies with extra choco and other chips added 200. coffee 50.

250

Snacks: banana / pb / pb 350

Lunch:450 very healthy mix 

1050....

Snacks: none 

Dinner: picked up healthy Indian - had some tastes of sautéed okra in sauce and had a lot of mustard greens blended into a tasty thick soup consistency- super healthy food, somewhat spicy abd many seasonings 400. And an apple 100. May have something else later. trying to finish weights quickly around 7:15pm-7:30pm. Will skip abs tonight. Usually I do them with upper body but I'm tired and don't care tonight 
1550-1600.  
 

cookies and kombucha 250

1850 total. No cardio again. 


10/16 Saturday 

10/17 Sunday - See Cousin Richie...not sure what we are doing...think about it...take him somehere, maybe beach


10/18 Monday - 

10/19 tuesday - 

10/20 wednesday - 

10/21 thursday - 

10/22 friday  - 


10/23/21 Saturday -

10/24/21 Sunday 


10/25 Monday - 

10/26/21 Tuesday - in person union meeting tonight, 6-7pm, by my apt, close to home.

10/27 Wednesday - 

10/28 Thursday - 

10/29 Friday - 


10/30 Saturday - bring guinea pig back to vet...

10/31 "Halloween Sunday" - 


11/1/21 - Monday, November 1st :)

Progress as of today: 7 lbs lost and already at goal!

Jacky82020 on 10/15/2021:
Great going on your weight! Congrats!

How’s Frankie?

Horn_of_plenty on 10/16/2021:
Frankie is doing really well!!!

once my weight was staying around 108lb in the mornings for awhile, i listed it here. my goal is to keep it this way for awhile!


bearcountrygg on 10/15/2021:
Getting things done first thing in the morning is so satisfying.....Hope Frankie had a good night.


Donkey on 10/15/2021:
I did upper body weights today too! I don't know if I'll do any more this evening, since I did pretty well this morning. However, it's nice to know that it's an option, and that you'll be doing them too!

How IS Frankie?


Maria7 on 10/15/2021:
Wow, you can do push ups!!! That takes a lot of strength! Hope you have a blessed day.


Jacky82020 on 10/16/2021:
The only time in recent history that I broke 110 was getting sick from the 2nd covid shot, but now that I’m back on The Switch recommendations I have every expectation of seeing 108 & lower. You’ll hear all about it in real time. I seriously don’t care if DD knows I porked way or went way down. Makes no difference to me.


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Jacky82020 - Friday Oct 15, 2021
(CR & IF & Exercise)
Weight: 110.2

 

SOMETIMES I HATE MY CAT!
 

Today I'm going to Ollie's with a 15% off coupon & stocking up on roasted lightly salted nuts.   I really like the assortment I got last week.  $4.99 - 15% off, so $4.25 for 20 oz.  Mostly peanuts, but some almonds, cashews & macadamia nuts.   I looked again at the nut chart.   Macadamias do have the most fat & the lowest protein.   The Switch author is big on high fat diets & low protein.  He recommends protein cycling which is something like 25 gms for a few days & 50 for others.   He makes a convincing case for the negative effects of certain amino acids in protein, especially animal sources.

The book describes the lifestyle, mostly diet, that enables Blue Zone people to live long disease free lives.  He really gets into the cellular biochemistry.  & nicely summarizes decades of research.   It all gets down to inducing autuphaegy, the process by which cells expell misfolded proteins  & other bad/aging components that can foster disease.  Autophaegy can be induced by CR, IF & Keto.   The latter two must be done correctly, meaning not to overeat.   He uses a combination of all three. I'm trying, but the IF is difficult.   He recommends going autophaegy 8 months of the year only.   this can be done with 2 months on & one on.  My way!

Progress as of today: 23.8 lbs lost so far, only 1.2 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 10/15/2021:
I love Ollies......I used to shop in 2 of them...but none where we live now....I love a good discount store.......we do have a Big Lots about an hour away....but haven't been there yet. At 110....I can't imagine you have much fat on your body.

Jacky82020 on 10/15/2021:
Love Ollie’s too. Point is fat is s better energy source if one is not consuming & storing carbs in the liver etc. Has something to do with continuous insulin spikes that aren’t healthy.


bearcountrygg on 10/15/2021:
I love Big Lots for the same reason...When I was taking care of my parents for over 7 years......I had an apartment that was only a block away from a Big Lots.....now that was dangerous!!!...I spent way too much time in that store.

Jacky82020 on 10/15/2021:
That’s a good one too! But they never mailed me discount coupons like Ollie’s.


Donkey on 10/15/2021:
I'm not familiar with Ollies - it must be a regional store? I do know Big Lots, so if it's similar, then I get it.

I was aware that macadamia nuts have a higher fat content (and lower protein) than other nuts. But they are so yummy. It's a good idea to rotate nuts, though.

Out of the 3, CR,IF, and keto, which do you find to be the easiest? What does he do the 2 months that he's not doing autophaegy? I ask, because I am genuinely curious -- I'm picturing keto folks going off the deep end with carbs on those 2 "off months". I don't think that's part of the author's recommendation???

I had to stop following the keto FB group I'm in because the photos were just too enticing. Oh my...

Jacky82020 on 10/15/2021:
Not sure how regional Ollie’s is. I live in Pennsylvania. Think Bear is in Michigan. My friend in NY has them. Never heard of any out west. They get stuff when places go out of business, at least some items. But I checked the huts & they won’t expire for another year.

He eases up or quits the CR off season, says you can’t break down cells 24/7, they also need rebuilding times.

Yeah, I got a few keto ebooks from the library. Scrumptious! Too much work for me. Will stick with nuts & PB on low carb bread. Maybe avocado toast,


Maria7 on 10/15/2021:
I like nuts, too...all kinds...currently I have salt-free cashews but I have others, too. Hope you have a blessed day.

Jacky82020 on 10/15/2021:
Those sounds great! I want a big bag! Will check Amazon!


PlayingQuietly on 10/15/2021:
me too, any kind of nut

Jacky82020 on 10/15/2021:
They are ideal for my current keto. attempt


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PlayingQuietly - Friday Oct 15, 2021
(Snail's Pace)
Weight: 178.2

 

(photo from Oct 2020) 

I am showing off the cardigan I knit. In that photo I weigh 181 lbs.  I spent most of yesterday knitting repurposed yarn for a pullover to be big like this sweater is.  

I used to weigh 212, but by cutting out anything deep fried and coffee creamers I dropped 25lbs in 18 months.

I have a coupon for one free medium 2-topping pizza from Domino's.   I  their pizza and allow myself two a month instead of weekly. 

 

Progress as of today: 1.8 lbs lost so far, only 21.2 lbs to go!

Maria7 on 10/15/2021:
Oh, my! You sure are talented! Nice photo! Pretty cardigan! Enjoy your pizza-treat! You sure deserve it in dropping 25 lbs. We all have to have treats. They help us not feel deprived and we still stay on track! Fantastic! Maria

PlayingQuietly on 10/15/2021:
thank you Maria. I am a homebody and like to keep my hands busy.


bearcountrygg on 10/15/2021:
Great picture and you are quite the knitter....Very pretty. Enjoy your pizza.....good job losing the weight...I understand,...I'm a homebody too.

PlayingQuietly on 10/15/2021:
thanks for dropping by


Jacky82020 on 10/15/2021:
Terrific sweater! Nice color! I stopped using coffee creamers too and use chocolate flavored protein drinks. Use DiGionio (sp?) Not the very finest but less temptation to eat the whole pie LOL

PlayingQuietly on 10/15/2021:
frozen pizza tastes great & less expensive by far, homemade is great too~ lol ~ it's all tempting once it's on my table heheh so I keep my exposure down to twice a month anyway I like it. Sometimes I order it later in the afternoon as breakfast lunch dinner combined... that way eating 1,800 to 2,100 calories is the day's tally


Jacky82020 on 10/15/2021:
I used to make my own. Really want to again , used feta & caramelized onions. And salami on the husband’s half

PlayingQuietly on 10/15/2021:
love love love feta & caramelized onions


Jacky82020 on 10/15/2021:
STOP! Now you’re making me really hungry for it. LOL

Made it in a huge blackened cookie sheet because the husband likes his with fatty meats


Donkey on 10/16/2021:
I am a homebody too, and it warmed my heart to read that from you, in your comment to Maria.


Horn_of_plenty on 10/16/2021:
I am a homebody too. many times prefer my own company than that of a crowd! :)

i love reading your meals as they are foods i'd eat (but usually don't because i have my own usuals that i stick with...) but you give me ideas. for instance, i liked your ramen with lots of spinach in it...great way to make a food not considered to have lots of veg nutrition in it to be more nutritious. that's how i think of food too. i think what i can add to make things better, bc i like my ramen and cookies too!!

nice that you allow yourself to enjoy yhe foods you love, like dominos! i find that incorporating my favorites in, usually i'm eating something indulgent/sweet daily. just the portions are not large. and that's how i get away with you. also, i usually combine veggies with the indulgent food, if it's a meal. or i drink liquid like coffee or seltzer with a sweet, so i feel full after eating a small treat. :) it all works for me!

very nice weightloss. those coffee creamers are a huge calorie spike. if you drink coffee all day it can add up. i know donkey likes her creamers, but she limits how often she uses them. i use the low cal almond milk, so my coffee that i drink is extremely low cal, 30 cal a cup at most. i sweeten many things with stevia, liquid, i get on amazon. it's basically no cal.

Man! you made a tuscan crockpot soup yesterday!? sounds GREAT!!!!!!!!!!! super jealous. i should get cooking soon and more! :) i have a crockpot so as the weather cools more, i plan to use it more.


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bearcountrygg - Friday Oct 15, 2021
(Eating in moderation)
Weight: 0.0

Looks like more rain today.......continuing on with yesterdays plans.....will be organizing and  doing  general housework today........ 

Pantry organization continues to be my main focus right now.  Dating, rotating, and organizing by dates.....

Woke up to moldy bread today.......second time in a row....looks like if I eat less, then D can't use it before that happens.....so Maybe look into smaller loaves....my breadmachine does give smaller loaf sized recipes.......but as irritating as mold is...it does show me that I have been eating less toast and that is probably better for me......so will have to get the bread machine going today too.  

Coffee

 

For Maria......The framed picture above isn't really a picture....but a book about a train tour through the Rockies......my Dad brought it home with him from WWII.......and he told the story...........He and several other fellow soldier had a break of a few days......being that it was the 1920's......money was scarse ( he sent his money home to his parents to buy food for his 6 younger siblings)....He had spent a lot of time in Europe and wanted to get home to visit family.....so a few guys from Michigan decided to hop a train and ride home free......well....that didn't work very well....they made the mistake of hopping a tourist train...never got anywhere near where they intended....but had a great tour of the Rockies...where he got this travel book......I always loved hearing his story....and when he gave me the book...I had it framed and gave it back to him....after they had both passed.....I took it down from their living room wall and hung it in my house.......These memories are so special......I'm glad that you have some loved things from your Mom to cherish.

Jacky82020 on 10/15/2021:
You use a bread machine? I bought one on eBay a few days ago for making low carb bread with almond flour. Pretty red thing, matches the microwave. $40. Reconditioned. I’ll post a pic. It’s so cute!

Gave my old bread machines away years ago. Loved the smell of baking bread.

bearcountrygg on 10/15/2021:
I am using it for about 80% of our bread now...love it....Since I can't always rely on the store having bread on the shelf......it is just easier to always keep stocked up on the ingredients well ahead and just bake as needed.....my easiest recipe only takes, flour, salt, sugar, olive oil, yeast and water.....and takes 3 hours to make......so easy....I recently figured out that it used to appear to take 4 hours...but then realized that the last hour was to keep it warm...LOL...so now I just unplug it when 3 hours is past....works beautifully.

bearcountrygg on 10/15/2021:
I am using it for about 80% of our bread now...love it....Since I can't always rely on the store having bread on the shelf......it is just easier to always keep stocked up on the ingredients well ahead and just bake as needed.....my easiest recipe only takes, flour, salt, sugar, olive oil, yeast and water.....and takes 3 hours to make......so easy....I recently figured out that it used to appear to take 4 hours...but then realized that the last hour was to keep it warm...LOL...so now I just unplug it when 3 hours is past....works beautifully.

bearcountrygg on 10/15/2021:
I am using it for about 80% of our bread now...love it....Since I can't always rely on the store having bread on the shelf......it is just easier to always keep stocked up on the ingredients well ahead and just bake as needed.....my easiest recipe only takes, flour, salt, sugar, olive oil, yeast and water.....and takes 3 hours to make......so easy....I recently figured out that it used to appear to take 4 hours...but then realized that the last hour was to keep it warm...LOL...so now I just unplug it when 3 hours is past....works beautifully.

bearcountrygg on 10/15/2021:
I am using it for about 80% of our bread now...love it....Since I can't always rely on the store having bread on the shelf......it is just easier to always keep stocked up on the ingredients well ahead and just bake as needed.....my easiest recipe only takes, flour, salt, sugar, olive oil, yeast and water.....and takes 3 hours to make......so easy....I recently figured out that it used to appear to take 4 hours...but then realized that the last hour was to keep it warm...LOL...so now I just unplug it when 3 hours is past....works beautifully.

bearcountrygg on 10/15/2021:
I am using it for about 80% of our bread now...love it....Since I can't always rely on the store having bread on the shelf......it is just easier to always keep stocked up on the ingredients well ahead and just bake as needed.....my easiest recipe only takes, flour, salt, sugar, olive oil, yeast and water.....and takes 3 hours to make......so easy....I recently figured out that it used to appear to take 4 hours...but then realized that the last hour was to keep it warm...LOL...so now I just unplug it when 3 hours is past....works beautifully.


bearcountrygg on 10/15/2021:
WOW.....Cant get rid of all this because it gives me the yellow/orange screen....but I will work on that later...sorry.


Donkey on 10/15/2021:
I wouldn't waste any time trying to get rid of the multiple comments. It's happened to me before, and I just move on. It's a glitch. Just my 2 cents.

I have been toying around with the idea of making my own bread(s). Mine would be more of a stress-relief tool, and also a creative outlet -- it feels good to make things with your own hands. I thought it was really interesting how you mention that the loaves are smaller, so then you don't have to waste as much with mold.

Are you able to slice your homemade bread thinly (like store-bought)?

bearcountrygg on 10/15/2021:
Still getting the yellow........may just have to leave it. D uses an electric knife to slice it...He's a pro at it. Looks just like a bakery sliced it.....me on the other hand with a bread knife looks like a 2 year old hacked at it...LOL....So I leave that part to him.


Jacky82020 on 10/15/2021:
I couldn’t delete multiple comments either the other day. YELLOW SCREEN.

I used to make the best sour dough bread in my machine & all kinds of rye & wheat breads.

bearcountrygg on 10/15/2021:
There are a lot of possibilities....takes me about 5 minutes to load the ingredients and set it and forget it....So easy.


Maria7 on 10/15/2021:
That's wonderful that you know how to bake homemade bread. I bet it is very delicious! At least you know what all ingredients are in it! You are doing real good with your pantry organizing...I want to get that done, also...but in the middle of doing some work in the library these days...My Mama was an artist, you see...and she would spend hours or days drawing a beautiful picture (what I call folk-art) and would give it to me for my birthday, many times through the years, so I am blessed with many of her very gorgeous art pictures...so, I ordered a big art portfolio book that has the see-through pages to cover art drawings and it came and I have been carefully arranging a lot of her artwork in it and that is what I have been working on these days, off and on. You know how it goes...off and on...have to take breaks, smile! If I start crying too much, it is time to 'call it a day' in there and take a day or 2 break from working on that. Take care and have a blessed day! Maria

bearcountrygg on 10/15/2021:
Oh that sounds wonderful Maria.....Do you have some framed as well? Those things are great when they are alive....and when they pass they become even more precious......I'm sure it will get easier to deal with as time goes on.....I admit.....looking at things that my parents left me still brings tears...I doubt that will ever change......but I can also look at their things now with a different eye.....I really have even more insight into the people that they were now....their loves and talents.....keepsakes are so precious especially when they are homemade.

bearcountrygg on 10/15/2021:
Maria...I'm going to add a picture to my diary today...and a little story of how it came to be.


PlayingQuietly on 10/15/2021:
I make bread from yeast & salt & flour & water in a bowl left to rise over night then baked in the morning....'no knead bread' baked in a cast iron pot. I had to quit fresh breads because I have no self control ! it's just too delicious

bearcountrygg on 10/15/2021:
That recipe sounds so easy......no sugar? I thought the yeast needed to have sugar to work....I'm intrigued!!! Homemade bread...who am I kidding...any bread calls me too.....but my worst downfall is that I always seem to cover it with butter and peanut butter.....I'm better off without it too.


PlayingQuietly on 10/15/2021:
*I don't have loaves of bread hanging around the house anymore~ be it homemade like mine or store bought. I do eat pizza that's the only way I have 'bread' these days.

bearcountrygg on 10/15/2021:
That is a good way to handle it.


Maria7 on 10/15/2021:
OH! That is so SWEET and PRECIOUS about the book! Love the cover of it. I bet it has some very interesting pictures inside it. I love the story about their ride on the tourist train through the mountains! SMILE!!! It bet it was a very interesting ride even it it didn't put them closer to their destination! Yes, Mama's art is hanging all over our house! I plan to leave some of it up and put some of it in the big art book (already have, cause want to protect it more). She drew some beautiful pictures and took her time with each and every one of them. She would give them to those she loved and sometimes keep a few that she particularly liked a lot for herself (which are now mine). I know you are enjoying seeing your Dad's book hanging in your house. So sweet! I know you must have been a wonderful Daughter to your Parents. Have a blessed day. Maria

bearcountrygg on 10/15/2021:
I'm sure your Mom is looking down and smiling on you Maria......You were so devoted to her.....Your Mom sounds like quite the artist....


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Donkey - Friday Oct 15, 2021
(Low carb eating w recumbent bike, yoga, weights)
Weight: 132.5

I don't even know where to start.  I guess I'll start with the positive.  Yoga last night was so amazingly helpful!  I had an ache in my neck, and the stretches and poses we did helped reset everything.  All previous tightness and pressure were gone.  The instructor showed me some new moves, but at the end, she pointed out that I already have a number of poses that I am familiar with that I could do (could have done) on my own.

This was very --- I don't even know how to describe it, but knowing that I had the tools to help myself on my own before class was startling? Illuminating?  Inspiring?  All of the above?  The teacher telling the student that she knows enough to guide herself through the journey.  I never thought about being my own yogi, but apparently, she thinks I can do it! :-)

The negative part was the frantic rush at work in the last 20 minutes to get everything done, so that I could leave on time, to be ready for yoga at 7pm.  I started to prioritize tasks, clearly setting 3 aside for today:  one letter to go out, and 2 files to update in my notes or database.  The rest, I managed to do and only stayed 10 minutes late.  But it's times like this where I really resent my job, infringing on my own time and my own personal well-being.  I realize that, logically, I'm probably being unreasonable with my job, but hey, it's how I feel.

Eating was OK yesterday.  I started feeling those 3:30pm anxiety jitters at work, where I just wanted to eat and eat, in reaction to stress.  However, I ate only what I brought to work (relying heavily on baby carrots), and then just told myself that I have to deal with the feelings for the rest of the time at work.  Kind of like "put on your big girl pants" or "tough luck, buttercup".  

I woke up early, on my own at 3:55am, so I stayed in bed until 4:30am, and then got up slowly.  Since I had extra time, I did upper body weights.  This works out well, because tomorrow, Saturday, at the gym, I will be working with the personal trainer again, this time on lower body, which will leave Sunday open for adventure. 

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

Jacky82020 on 10/15/2021:
Awesome you yoga journey progresses so well!

How about some nuts at work? Very filling!

Donkey on 10/16/2021:
The anxiety eating at work needs to be something very low calorie so that I can eat a lot of it. Sounds like binge-eating, but it's not. I could easily eat 600+ calories in nuts at work (done it before) and still want to eat to self-soothe my anxiety.

Carrot sticks, celery, that usually fits the ticket. I also have a small amount of protein (usually cottage cheese, but can also be Greek yogurt) to help satisfy the palate.

This afternoon eating can be a real problem if I let it get the best of me.


Maria7 on 10/15/2021:
Wow, you are doing real well with your yoga and other workouts! Yes, it is SO EASY to overeat due to stress!!! We must NOT GIVE IN....at least, try not to!!! Smiles! Have a blessed day.

Donkey on 10/16/2021:
Honestly, that's the approach I MUST take when it comes to stress-eating at work. The self-talk (self-coaching) helps a lot, if I can DO it, without surrendering or panicking.


bearcountrygg on 10/15/2021:
From what I can tell for myself....the best hedge against stress is preplanning. It does take some looking ahead......at what can most likely be assumed.....like...If I suspected that I would have a heavy work load day....then I went in with a plan to tackle it in the least stressful way....done in the order of importance.....and got to work on that... If I got overwhelmed...and needed a short break from that...I did something mindless that took no more than 5 minutes but tried to make it be something that helped clear my desk off......that lowered my stress...then got back to work on the important things again....until once again....I know all jobs are different and this probably doesn't work for all desk jobs.....but it kept me from losing my cool a lot of days......since yours is law and mine was medical reports....there is a timely nature to them....and I did get a sense of pressure at times....so that 5 minute desk pick up/clean up...let me breathe for 5 minutes and get ready to buckle down again.....I used to go refill my water to get out of my chair for a few minutes......or I would empty the wastebasket in the copy room...just to move a little......it got rid of a little tension for me.

Donkey on 10/16/2021:
I agree with you, that pre-planning is definitely key! Except... like yesterday, time just flew by, and it was 3pm when I realized, Wow, I hadn't even looked at my daily tasks. Usually I start tackling tasks (that haven't solved themselves through the daily emails) around noon. So that was not pleasant. Reached for baby carrot sticks, but had only about 5 of them before I realized that I didn't want them. Focused on the work, instead.

A lot of my job is time-sensitive - a LOT of deadlines that often can't be met or extended until later in the day. It just so happens that later in the day is when a lot of attorneys get back to the office and start churning out letters and emails. And then you always have your big dummies that panic and call at 4:57pm.

Normally, I'm OK with staying a little late to wrap things up. It's when I have another appointment in the evening (chair yoga, zoom yoga, dinner reservation, etc.) that I start to feel resentful.


PlayingQuietly on 10/15/2021:
I'm glad you got over the reaction to stress without blowing up your diet efforts. Hip Hip Hurray!!! I also overcame the urge to decompress with food yesterday. I didn't blow my diet. I'm sure you felt good this morning knowing you did well yesterday~ my todays are always brighter when my yesterdays are done well.

Donkey on 10/16/2021:
"My todays are always brighter when my yesterdays are done well" --- I LOVE THIS. I am going to incorporate this into my self-coaching toolbox.

We can do this together! :-)


Jacky82020 on 10/16/2021:
Good work choices! The nuts are close to 200 cal for 1/4 cup., I am carefully measuring them out & not eating from the container,


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horn_of_plenty - Thursday Oct 14, 2021
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 108.0

  11.00 October Sunshine Hours ...doing good this month!!!!!!!

20.75 Sept Sunshine Hours! ; 22.25 August Sunshine Hours!  

Last TOM - 9/20/21....

Waiting until mid-end of October Read up on courts changes to their website...reminder to do this later

Currently reading a NYPL digital book called "The Energy Bus." - to continue when i finish my class. - it's a leadership book.


10/14 Thursday - do upper bod in evening after work :) - no, took a break, no exercise tonight, bed early. 

yesterday i added 45 min cardio for walking after work.  Lower body i had time to do before work, yay, done.

Breakfast: banana 120 and coffee 30, some apple pie mostly apples 150. 300.

snacks: pb 100, 100

lunch, def healthy!:pita chips 200, salad 100, chicken with skin 250

dinner: roasted Brussels sprouts large amount with olive oil 200, small amount Turkey burger 100, some of a potato knish 200...500-550

1600.....

Dad is picking up guinea pig bc the vet is the town next door to him....he will drive pig that had the bladder stone surgery to me...and he'll be safe and sound. hope to cuddle him a little tonight, i wonder if he was lonely at the vet!? missing his friends!?


10/15 Friday - thinking about taking public transportation. accidentally lost one of my metro cards, prob had $35 on it still.

walking after work probably to enjoy the park there :) 


10/16 Saturday 

10/17 Sunday - See Cousin Richie...not sure what we are doing...think about it...take him somehere, maybe beach


10/18 Monday - 

10/19 tuesday - 

10/20 wednesday - 

10/21 thursday - 

10/22 friday  - 


10/23/21 Saturday -

10/24/21 Sunday 


10/25 Monday - 

10/26/21 Tuesday - in person union meeting tonight, 6-7pm, by my apt, close to home.

10/27 Wednesday - 

10/28 Thursday - 

10/29 Friday - 


10/30 Saturday - 

10/31 "Halloween Sunday" - 


11/1/21 - Monday, November 1st :)

Progress as of today: 7 lbs lost and already at goal!

Donkey on 10/14/2021:
Did you have a nice doctor's appointment? :-)

Wow, you did really well with exercise yesterday!

I'm glad to hear Frankie is OK. It was an expensive surgery, but I guess that's one of the caveats with pet-ownership. It can be hard on the pocketbook and heart for sure. (I know this first-hand.)

horn_of_plenty on 10/14/2021:
I will have to decide in the future if i'm going to go the same route. i have to have a limit...i think :(...sad but true. cannot always do this, i don't think. In future if something is wrong, i may just take to animal control :(

horn_of_plenty on 10/14/2021:
doc appt is just for medicine, phone call. it lasts 5min and i never met him...bc it was a change to go to him during pandemic, and luckily i slipped into only phone calls, no visits. glad about that. it's not a thorough type of thing, at all.


bearcountrygg on 10/14/2021:
Glad that Frankie is going to be okay...I'm sure he did miss home.

horn_of_plenty on 10/14/2021:
i would also think he missed his fellow pigs and cuddles with me, possibly.


bearcountrygg on 10/14/2021:
Oh...I meant that I'm sure he missed home...you and the other GPs were included in that......You and them and the apartment are all a part of that.

horn_of_plenty on 10/14/2021:
and I was agreeing with you....i meant to be clear i was in agreement, my bad on my communication...!! :)


bearcountrygg on 10/14/2021:
;)....Hope is is feeling good now.

horn_of_plenty on 10/14/2021:
He is !!


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bearcountrygg - Thursday Oct 14, 2021
(Eating in moderation)
Weight: 0.0

Heading back into the pantry today.......had chili for breakfast   ( my cast iron stomach can take it).....and coffee earlier while watching the news.......did some online things already.......

Need to...........

1.  Clean the stove

2.  Keep dating canned goods DONE FOR THE MORNING, MORE OF THIS LATER POSSIBLY DONE in the afternoon

3.  Pay some bills

4.  Take some things to the basement

5.  Clean master bathroom DONE

6. 2 loads of laundry DONE

7.  Dishes DONE

LUNCH will be chicken nuggets, potatoes, peas 

Raining and chilly..........and it's knocking all of the leaves from the trees...this surely will not be a very pretty fall.......Kind of fits the year though.....bummer.

SNACK instead of dinner = muffin and gummies

horn_of_plenty on 10/14/2021:
Chili is a very filling, satisfying breakfast! Good tasks, can take awhile!

Planning to write more in your previous entries that i fell behind on, as usual!

bearcountrygg on 10/14/2021:
It sure is sticking to my ribs....LOL...and I kind of like non breakfast foods anyway...breakfast foods are just not as satisfying to me.


horn_of_plenty on 10/14/2021:
i want to read about doughboy and about the bridge...later. will make any future comments here or in your next entry regarding the two prior ones. !

bearcountrygg on 10/14/2021:
OK


Donkey on 10/14/2021:
Love chili but it's a bit heavy for me for breakfast. Also, I'm not a fan of savory breakfasts, but that's OK. I can see how chili works as a breakfast for some - Yummy!

bearcountrygg on 10/14/2021:
D is totally a breakfast for breakfast guy.....me..I truly can eat anything...I have always been thankful that i don't have a taste for alcohol because if I did...I could probably had that for breakfast too. LOL


PlayingQuietly on 10/14/2021:
yum chili!

bearcountrygg on 10/14/2021:
Got plenty of veggies and protein in today already...


innerpeace on 10/14/2021:
They were saying the leaves weren't as vibrant as years past because of climate changes, I can't say for sure, but it looks like NE Ohio is just now starting to change - my thinking is it should be further along - whose to say. Never had chili for breakfast....

bearcountrygg on 10/14/2021:
We had a few beauties here and there...but not the overall spectacular colors.....probably the most boring fall I have ever seen...so many of our trees are already bare. You should try it sometime.....it wakes me up!!!


horn_of_plenty on 10/14/2021:
SAME HERE, none of the carbs i eat stick with me...i get very big sugar lows after, but enjoying them for the time being.

bearcountrygg on 10/14/2021:
For years it was toast, pancakes, cereal waffles and a few eggs......but my blood sugar drops so fast sometimes that i do find that dinner type foods keep it steadier.


horn_of_plenty on 10/14/2021:
the doubhboy writing was hilarious! loved it. read it at lunch.

bearcountrygg on 10/14/2021:
I liked it too!!


horn_of_plenty on 10/14/2021:
that covered bridge is beautiful! is it a footbridge for pedestrians only? beautiful roof!

bearcountrygg on 10/14/2021:
It is a foot bridge that ties a golf resort to the condos across the street that they also own/rent out.


horn_of_plenty on 10/14/2021:
Ohh I would love to walk over that bridge :)

bearcountrygg on 10/14/2021:
It is a beauty...and there is always a flag hanging from it.....Love it!


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innerpeace - Thursday Oct 14, 2021

Weight: 306.3

Busy day yesterday -  was told to have a full bladder for the ultrasound. Started drinking water before I left home (40-45 minute drive - could be longer depending on traffic) - almost didn't make it. Arrived at 1:09 (appointment at 2:00) asked the lady with an ID badge coming out of the hospital where the nearest bathroom was...she told me. I ran into the restroom and then started drinking water again. I drank enough for the first one - and then was told to empty my bladder - easier said than done I guess. I had to go two more times before it was empty....crazy.

Left and hurried home for the sleep doctor. He was a nice doctor and I enjoyed speaking with him. He asked questions about my sleep habits and any issues I had. He said I had mild obstructive sleep apnea and wanted to do another in home test prior to recommending solutions (A mouth piece or some tubes for the nose). Then he said Phillips recalled over 18 million CPAP machines and they are in short supply and are only issuing CPAP machines to severe cases of sleep apnea...my DH has severe sleep apnea. So that overnight machine test will be coming in the mail soon. DH is at the stage where he has to go into the lab and do the sleep test so they can recommend his settings for the CPAP. He was steamed last weekend about it. He was supposbed to go in from Sunday night to Monday morning but they called to reschedule because they didn't receive approval from the insurance yet. Big hassle.

Then to the dentist. I detest the dentist...and my favorite hygenist just leaves and now I have this unknown weird lady scraping on my teeth. The last hygenist used the high power water to clean my teeth it felt so much better and cleaner afterwards than just the scraping....oh weill. Go back in two weeks for the new crown...thinking about this, I think my dentist just wants to get rid of my gold crown that the Army put in over 20 years ago that is still perfectly fine...I feel.

Today in the office and stupid conference calls and video calls, hate these.

Tomorrow the concert and it is supposed to be chilly so we will dress warmly for this.

Busy did but a crock pot of stew on before I left for work.

The girl is reading The Catcher in the Rye for school. I have never read it, so I was reading it with her. I found myself laughing at it quite a bit...maybe because I'm reading it as an adult, but reading it in highschool I would find it rather boring. I got to read the Scarlet Letter and The Grapes of Wrath....The Cather in the Rye was not an option for my class - but I think the year after me read it. There is lots of cursing in it for 1950 standards.

Plan to get more into a routine with my gym going - after all the appointment this week messed with my schedule.

Have a great night! IP

Progress as of today: 31.6 lbs lost so far, only 96.3 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 10/14/2021:
That sure was a lot of doctoring in a short time.......Must be a relief that it all got done. If they take that gold crown out make sure they give it back to you!!!!!


Donkey on 10/14/2021:
The last time I had an ultrasound of my uterus, etc., I had a male tech who looked like an ex-boyfriend. It was an odd experience. I hope you get good results.

Catcher in the Rye - I never saw what the big deal was, even when I read it as a teen.


Maria7 on 10/15/2021:
Wow, you went through a lot yesterday. Hope you have a blessed day today.


PlayingQuietly on 10/15/2021:
I remember completing reading lists in high school (1970s) .... I have my nose in a novel on a daily basis as an adult.


Horn_of_plenty on 10/16/2021:
Well, well! Great job by you going to 3 appts in 3 diff areas all in one day! not easy! tiring i am sure too! If you have dental insurance, i'd say it's worth replacing something old. My friend (only 39!) had a false tooth that was on a screw/rod completely fall out with it's rod a couple days ago. perhaps she'll need an implant this time around...we shall see. it's good to keep up with oral/tooth procedures bc it def impacts our health.

i guess it's really a good thing you went to the sleep doctor since you will receive something to help you sleep better.

gotta say, great idea to read catcher in the rye (i am not sure i read it either) with the girl. you can discuss it a little in the car or when you have time! it's better for her! (and cool for you!). i know what you mean about diff perspectives with a teen reading it vs an adult.

there's a lot of books, classics, i still want to read. i have a good list in my email of many classics. i think i'll choose one, when i'm done with my current book.


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Donkey - Thursday Oct 14, 2021
(Low carb eating w recumbent bike, yoga, weights)
Weight: 132.5

It was a difficult day yesterday.  Not only was the re-heated coffee too strong - it tasted awful - it was DECAF!!!  (Mr. Donkey made a tactical error in brewing the last pot.)  So I was starting a caffeine headache by the time I got to work.  I didn't really WANT any more coffee, but forced myself to drink 2 more cups of regular coffee, and by noon, the headache was averted.  But I don't like drinking that much coffee.

So I was rather uncomfortable and grumpy yesterday morning.  I'm glad my Boss was out of the office for the morning, buying his wife a new Lexus, when she really shouldn't be driving any more.  

I got in 5 new contracts yesterday - a Wednesday in October, who would have thought? - so I told Boss I didn't want to hear anything more about "things slowing down" for the Fall.  Donkeysh*t.  Because New Gal wasn't there, I had to open these contracts myself, and therefore, I was VERY busy.  I didn't get my morning meditation, I didn't get my lunchtime walk.  I'm putting that missed lunchhour as overtime.  Mistakes Girl had a dentist appointment that she "forgot" to put on the calendar, so she left at 4pm.  So I couldn't even take my lunch at 4pm and leave early.  I was really resentful, but now looking back, I'm OK with the overtime.  

Last night, my Husband said that I should put my resume online and see what job offers come to me, because of the current job market.  He's like, You could really have your pick of ANY job out there.  Well, not really --- there are extenuating circumstances that would block me out of a lot of jobs.  I won't go into that here.  So then I started feeling very bad about myself and my job situation and my inertia.  My stupid lazy, non-moving, inert, immobile butt-self.

And to top that off, Daughter went to the wake for a co-worker who had recently died.  The co-worker was a young man of 19.  I'm not sure if it was a drug overdose or suicide.  But this just hit me so hard.  I just could NOT imagine the pain of losing a child.  Daughter left the prayer card and pamphlet from the wake on the kitchen counter this morning.  Oh how sad... Just so sad.

Not sure how I came to it, but I finished the jar of chunky peanut butter.  It was about 1/3 cup?  Maybe 1/2?  So about the calories of a decadent dessert.  I didn't feel stuffed or bad or anxious.  I was satisfied when I was done.

Stayed up a little past 10:15pm finishing up a book about sobriety.  Slept well.  Woke up naturally at 4am, laid there thinking about getting up, and before I knew it, my alarm for 5am was going off, so then I got up.

Needless to say, I had LOTS of energy for my bike-ride today.  It was a GREAT ride.  And no fatigue in my legs at all.  

Tonight is Zoom yoga.  

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

PlayingQuietly on 10/14/2021:
by 9a this morning the deck carpentry is done~ the crew gone & the boss ready for his check.... he almost forgot to have old wood hauled off and is sending a guy out in next couple of days (maybe today?) to get it out of here. I'm sure it (trash haul) will be taken care of because I am set up for a second job come spring with the deck contractor for something else

hey! have fun in Zoom yoga tonight :)

Donkey on 10/15/2021:
Zoom yoga was SOOOO relaxing last night! I asked to focus on neck and shoulders -- definitely stretched out any remaining aches from Saturday's personal training session. Ahhh....


bearcountrygg on 10/14/2021:
I get it...peanut butter cures everything....Sad about the teens death.....I cannot even imagine how the family must feel. There sure are a lot of people "escaping" your office.....It must be so hard to run or work in a business when people just disappear all of the time......

Donkey on 10/14/2021:
When I left this afternoon at 5pm, the Boss was in his office reading the newspaper. Who does that? GO HOME.


innerpeace on 10/14/2021:
That is sad about your daughter's coworker. I got a call from the school that they had an assistant foot ball coach die in an accidental fire and they wanted parents to know that grief counselors would be available if students needed it. The girl didn't know the football coach but said he was young...like 24 or 25 and she said the football team was having a hard time with it...I can only imagine.

I have never received a 'bite' per se on Linked In for my resume - but DH has received lots, I guess it just depends on your career field...assistants come and go and are a dime a dozen.

I hope you don't lose your meditation space. Have a great day!

Donkey on 10/14/2021:
You are SO correct: administrative staff are a dime a dozen, even in this job market.

I'm so sick of sitting behind a desk. Wouldn't it be fun to get my 10,000+ steps at work, instead? I think so.


Jacky82020 on 10/15/2021:
Wow, the coffee headaches are the worst! Poor kid.

Shame about the boy, likely an OD when a young person not under medical supervision for a serious condition passes.

Donkey on 10/15/2021:
I'm hearing it was an accidental death -- something laced with fentanyl.


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horn_of_plenty - Wednesday Oct 13, 2021
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 108.0

  10.25 October Sunshine Hours ...doing good this month!!!!!!!

20.75 Sept Sunshine Hours! ; 22.25 August Sunshine Hours!  

Last TOM - 9/20/21....

Waiting until mid-end of October Read up on courts changes to their website...reminder to do this later

Currently reading a NYPL digital book called "The Energy Bus." - to continue when i finish my class. - it's a leadership book.


 10/13 Wednesday -

Breakfast big banana, coffee, 1 poptart - not both 400.

Snacks pb x2, twix 300

Lunch: 550 cal

1250..

Snacks

Dinner: - snacky prob around 2150 total bc had 350cal in cookies, is ok, didn't plan dinner well and didn't realize i reached my limit.

Make up 30 min of work (stay till 4pm)....

some cardio after work....

def need to get gas on way home...decide if doing it in the city or not...

phone call with dr tonight...i have it usuallly every two months.

roast brussel sprouts


10/14 Thursday - do upper bod in evening after work :)

Make up 15min of work, stay until 3:45pm (time now all made up.)


10/15 Friday - walking after work probably to enjoy the park there :) also leg exercises after work?


10/16 Saturday - See Cousin Richie this weekend (on the better-weather day)

10/17 Sunday - See Cousin this weekend


10/18 Monday - 

10/19 tuesday - 

10/20 wednesday - 

10/21 thursday - 

10/22 friday  - 


10/23 Saturday -

10/24/21 Sunday 


10/25 Monday - 

10/26/21 Tuesday - in person union meeting tonight, 6-7pm, by my apt, close to home.

10/27 Wednesday - 

10/28 Thursday - 

10/29 Friday - 


10/30 Saturday - 

10/31 "Halloween Sunday" - 


11/1/21 - Monday, November 1st :)

Progress as of today: 7 lbs lost and already at goal!

Jacky82020 on 10/13/2021:
When do you get off work if 4 is late? You must start early. I prefer such working days. Always left around 3 when I taught high school. But much work to be done at home, grading papers & preparing lessons.

horn_of_plenty on 10/13/2021:
7-3:30 is my regular time. takes 30 min-45min to get to work, 2 hours to get home!

:)

i will check your entries later today :)

the later i leave, the later it takes to get home, but i'm usually not in a rush to get home like i am to get to work. i take the free bridge home, usually, and pay to come into work to get here faster.


Maria7 on 10/13/2021:
Roast brussel sprouts sounds like a winner! Have a blessed day!

horn_of_plenty on 10/13/2021:
and i got the broccoli cooked last night; though it should have been cooked while it was fresher last week! :) i will...i've already sliced the sprouts!


Jacky82020 on 10/13/2021:
Two hours! OMG!

horn_of_plenty on 10/13/2021:
lol...it is NEW YORK CITY we are talking about....traffic up the wazzoo, especially bc of covid, more drivers on road.


Donkey on 10/13/2021:
Ugh, now you have to make up the extra time. Well, at least it's not forever. For how long are you enrolled with these union classes? Are they over soon?

horn_of_plenty on 10/13/2021:
union class over :)

horn_of_plenty on 10/13/2021:
i do not mind making up time since i left early.


bearcountrygg on 10/13/2021:
Is the free bridge really free or does it take more gas to get there to avoid the toll? My mom used to drive 10 miles to save 20 cents on some grocery item...LOL

horn_of_plenty on 10/13/2021:
it is free, but it prob saves 1-2 miles at most. it has a lot of traffic though, at least 30 min longer drive on free bridge...i should work it out, make sure i'm saving! as gas is over $3/G now.

horn_of_plenty on 10/13/2021:
I looked, it's 3.5 miles more going to the free bridge, as it's a little out of the way.

horn_of_plenty on 10/13/2021:
so the gas isn't really wasted to go only 3.5 miles, but my car is also in traffic, so it is prob burning more gas, but prob not $7 (the cost of the toll bridge)....so i think free is still worth it..i prob burn $2 of gas going the other way.


bearcountrygg on 10/13/2021:
It's a good thing to figure out.....sounds like a winner!

horn_of_plenty on 10/14/2021:
thank you, that was good advice that you provided earlier.


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PlayingQuietly - Thursday Oct 14, 2021
(Snail's Pace)
Weight: 178.2

Good Morning Everybody....  I just finished putting in my grocery order for curbside pickup on Monday.  By making my menus public I recognized expanding my repertoire would do me some good.  I picked out a few things to add variety for next week's meals.   I think the deck construction crew might finish up today, you know they worked between yesterday's rain showers? They simply held up in their trucks and waited out the rains.  Deer like to walk through the neighborhood at sunrise, I 'll be sleeping... 

Dinner will be Tuscan Bean soup in crockpot   

Progress as of today: 1.8 lbs lost so far, only 21.2 lbs to go!

Donkey on 10/14/2021:
When you have soup for dinner, do you have just soup? I don't think that would fill me up, although I admire soup dinners when I see them on TV and such.

PlayingQuietly on 10/14/2021:
I say soups but should be called stews, are very dense but too wet for a shallow plate~


Donkey on 10/14/2021:
PS I adore crockpot cooking. Isn't it easy just to set it up in the morning, and then a lovely dinner by suppertime!

PlayingQuietly on 10/14/2021:
yes!


innerpeace on 10/14/2021:
That is an awesome photo! I put stew in my crock pot today...love my crock pot, I usually use it on my office days.

PlayingQuietly on 10/15/2021:
excellent


Jacky82020 on 10/15/2021:
Love crockpot soups! Love big red crockpot!

PlayingQuietly on 10/15/2021:
yeah!


Maria7 on 10/15/2021:
I know you are happy you got your deck work done. Hope you have a blessed day.

PlayingQuietly on 10/15/2021:
yes, I am!


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bearcountrygg - Wednesday Oct 13, 2021
(Eating in moderation)
Weight: 0.0

 With the cooler weather and the knowlege that winter and it's ice and snow isn't really far away....the desire to nest is predictably taking over my thoughts.........Making home cozier, more organized, and more peaceful yet interesting  takes over for me.  And with all of these cooler rainy days......I'm motivated so today I start my annual top to bottom cleaning and organizing.....it is satisfying and takes up my days and keeps me from spening so much time in a chair.  Today I will spend in the pantry rotating, dating cans/ bottles and packages.  I will see what I need to look for at the store to fill in the gaps so that I won't have to drive on the worst of the days....

As the years go by......we are realizing just how much age takes from us......stamina, strength, balance, aches and pains, just general overall ability to do things now that just a few years ago we took for granted....just sitting on the floor is easy enough...but the getting back up from the floor becomes something that you have to preplan or you find yourself literally crawling to something that will help you get up.......I can see this getting more and more difficult......I need to make some changes around the house that accomodates these new found problems..........Funny how the mind says..."go do this...go do that"....but the body says "are you out of your mind?"...............so today....and for the next "how ever long it takes".......I will be adjusting things around here for our current and future lives as 2 doddering old people......This will keep me busy for a long while......denying the need to do this hasn't been helpful so far.....and My winter project will keep me out of a chair...that isn't all bad.

Ended up decidin to make an early morning ( still dark) trip to the store to fill in on a few odd items...( They had corn huskers)...YEAH........and ended up at a shelf when a  man started coughing....ummmmm...spent the rest of the time in the store playing keep away from him....glad to be out of there.......back home now and having leftover beans and beef and had a cup of coffee earlier

Lunch was too close to breakfast so ended up having a very small sliver of chicken allfredo pizza

Dinner was a little more of the pizza....drinking lots of water...pizza does that to me...not a very hungry day but it did contain a lot of protein so that might be why.

.......and then my favorite sight on that trip always.....below.

Maria7 on 10/13/2021:
Wow! Very inspiring entry! This makes me want to get better organized. Even though I have gone through cabinets and closets and eliminated so much, I need to look at them AGAIN. As for dating cans, bottles and packages of foods, this is something I have never done but so need to do this, too. Do you write on top of the cans with a marker the bbd's? This is a good plan! Have a blessed day!

bearcountrygg on 10/13/2021:
I actually write on the front of each cans label so I see it easily.....D is picky about those date...me not so much...so I humor him and what I prepare for him is within the date...you and I know Maria that it isn't necessary...but I've got to live with this guy...LOL Of course he grew up on home canned food...kept in the basement for years......personally i think that wass far more dangerous...but I can deal with it..


Jacky82020 on 10/13/2021:
The other day someone posted on Twitter not to sit on the floor at his age unless you have a get up plan. Only he said it funnier. May have been George Takai, the actor who played Sulu in Star Trek. He has to be around 90, because William Shatner is 90, Captain Kirk. He’s been on TV a lot lately because he’s going up in a real space ship soon & will be the oldest person ever.

The very best thing to stave off the declines of aging are weight control & exercise

bearcountrygg on 10/13/2021:
George Takai had the right idea....I agree...weight and exercise help...but the challenges are still there.....I know a couple of people that have now passed away who once they were on the floor.....they had to call a 911 number for assistance to get up.....it's real .........and it is a bit unsettleing.........either way...there is seriously NO way to do it gracefully!!!

bearcountrygg on 10/13/2021:
William Shantner is already back to earth...in the air 10 minutes of which 3 of them they were weightless.....


Donkey on 10/13/2021:
At least you are not in denial about the gradual changes to mobility and access. I can relate somewhat similarly with my Husband's disease. When he gets to the point that he can no longer manage stairs, then we will need to move. That's kind of the guidepost we're using for that. But we've had to rearrange cupboards, replace toilets, etc., to accommodate him. My one regret is not putting a safety bar in the shower when we had the shower area re-tiled.

I guess it happens to all, and it will happen to me. I hope that all of the weight training and yoga now will buy me more time.

bearcountrygg on 10/13/2021:
I totally understand......right after D had his knee replacement 3 years ago...he installed grab rails...1 outside of his shower door so that he could hang onto it when stepping over the doorway.....and he added 2 to a set of steps in our mudroom that goes up to the kitchen area...I use them all of the time now that they are there...I've had a couple of close calls going down those steps. We always use the basement railing when going up or downstairs now and have both literally have gone downstairs sideways while holding on with both hands......My mother in law missed the last basement step when she was 68, fell and broke her hip and passed a few months later....I would love a house now without any steps....makes a lot of sense to me. D did put a grab bar in his Dads tub area...you can likely still do it.

bearcountrygg on 10/13/2021:
BUT NEVER TRUST THOSE SUCTION CUP GRAB BARS...THEY ARE DANGEROUS AND ARE NOT DEPENDABLE!!!


Jacky82020 on 10/13/2021:
Wow! Why were they on the floor? Did they fall down & break something & couldn’t call for help? That’s awful.

bearcountrygg on 10/13/2021:
They both fell...and couldn't get up. Luckily both had their phones, neither was hurt...just couldn't get back on their feet.

bearcountrygg on 10/13/2021:
And literally...an ambulance would arrive ( no sirens)...and they would help them get back up. There is a special non emergency number to call for that.


Jacky82020 on 10/13/2021:
Oh, t thought you said they fell and died. Were their deaths unrelated to the fall? I did read in a medical journal that more elderly who fall and break a hip die sooner than others. But not sure now if they had other issues like obesity/ diabetes etc.

One of the Blue Zone books, not The Switch, another, mentions going to this one Zone, think Okinawa. Everyone sat on floor mats. He met up with a group who were close to 100 or older. He was amazed how these old ladies kept popping up easily from the floor, racing to serve him tea & cookies. All from super healthy lifestyles!

bearcountrygg on 10/13/2021:
They didn't die during those falls....but when they fell..neither could get back on their feet.....both have passed away now....one was brother inlaws father ( he had lost a leg in WW11) and the other was a childhood friend....she was 69 at the time of her death...she had cellulitis....but I was surprised to find that there is a number to call for that kind of help.


PlayingQuietly on 10/13/2021:
*good morning*

bearcountrygg on 10/13/2021:
Good Morning!


Jacky82020 on 10/13/2021:
Bear, how is Mr. Bear?

bearcountrygg on 10/13/2021:
I think he is doing better today......the arm rash is still there but he is putting cortisone cream on it.....his memory seems better today...he was really frustrated with that yesterday....but I see improvement with that...less sleeping today....he did go and get his jab card corrected ( they didn't fill out the whole thing...just part...he went to the hardware to pick up a couple of things.....so i think it was a better day for him......Thank you for asking .


Jacky82020 on 10/13/2021:
Great news!

bearcountrygg on 10/14/2021:
yes it is


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PlayingQuietly - Wednesday Oct 13, 2021
(Snail's Pace)
Weight: 178.2

 I feel younger than I look~ and  knock on wood  getting older every day ...  yeaaa!

 

 

Menu Goal <1600 w/minimum 82g Protein & 41g Fat

1. split pea soup

2. cottage cheese peanut butter sugarless syrup smoothie

3. bowl of ramen + lots of spinach added in

My tally yesterday ended up over menu goal due to 500 calories popcorn & light margarine at 8p last night I specifically scratched off to NOT eat, but did anyway. Wrote up a whole blog about it this morning then deleted it ~ poof! ~ 

Progress as of today: 1.8 lbs lost so far, only 21.2 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 10/13/2021:
Feeling younger is fantastic!!!

PlayingQuietly on 10/13/2021:
hip hip hurrah


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little_one - Wednesday Oct 13, 2021
(low carb, sugar free)
Weight: 148.0

Yesterday ended up being amazing. I went to an event with The Minimalists. My sister wasn't able to go so I invited a random person from the meet up group. The event was amazing and Terri and I got along like we had been friends forever. Today my son and I are going out to lunch.

Bright Blessings and make good choices

If you don't mind, it doesn't matter...... Jack Benny

Progress as of today: 6 lbs lost so far, only 23 lbs to go!

PlayingQuietly on 10/13/2021:
good times! yaaa!


bearcountrygg on 10/13/2021:
Glad you had a great day,,,and met a new friend!


Donkey on 10/14/2021:
I looked into MeetUp several years ago, and there was nothing local. Most groups met up at a town that is about 45 minutes (drive) away. However, I just finished a book that also mentions MeetUp, and perhaps it's time I revisited that.


innerpeace on 10/14/2021:
MeetUPs, something I should look into....


Jacky82020 on 10/15/2021:
Glad you had a good time. Never heard of that group. Will google.


Maria7 on 10/15/2021:
Hope you had a wonderful lunch with your son.


Horn_of_plenty on 10/16/2021:
Great quote!

Sounds like you are spending your time well with people who are good company :) that is awesome!


Horn_of_plenty on 10/16/2021:
I don't really know that group either...tell us about it in your next entry please!


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PlayingQuietly - Tuesday Oct 12, 2021
(Snail's Pace)
Weight: 178.2

 I finished a crochet project. I’m thinking about what kind of yarn & color I’ll knit this season’s sweater.  Searching out yarns online is a big part of the pleasure. There are so many beautiful options.  I like knitting raglan style on one long flexible needle, because it’s seamless.  Sometimes I knit a cardigan, sometimes a pullover.  

Well, it’s just after 7a and the contractors are out back on the deck.

Menu

Baked potatoes & olive oil and parmesan

Cottage cheese & pineapple tidbits,  popcorn + light margarine 

Tomatoes+ chicken+ mixed bag veggies +Italian seasoning (crockpot)

got it right <1600 calorie w/minimum of 82g protein + 41g fat

 Ps. I forgot I had split peas planned for this morning~ I’ll get to it tomorrow.   I would be short on fat grams, so I swapped out popcorn and choosing peanut butter on a spoon instead.  

Progress as of today: 1.8 lbs lost so far, only 21.2 lbs to go!

Donkey on 10/12/2021:
Oh I love looking at yarns - the colors, the textures, the combos -- it's just delicious!

Gotta love those early morning contractors. For me, the worst are roofing contractors -- the constant noise of hammering just grates on my nerves. One of those necessary evils of homeownership.

PlayingQuietly on 10/12/2021:
hehe yeah


Jacky82020 on 10/12/2021:
There are so many beautiful yarns. Whenever I see them in the Walmart close out aisle, I wish I were a knitter.

PlayingQuietly on 10/12/2021:
I can browse for hours

PlayingQuietly on 10/12/2021:
I can browse for hours

PlayingQuietly on 10/12/2021:
yarns are tempting aren't they


horn_of_plenty on 10/12/2021:
That is sooo cool you live by the famous Mississippi! I live by another famous river, the Hudson River...will i don't live there, but work near it!

that's a lot of deck work you need! i hope it gets done...

also, i love to load up on veggies too when i'm hungry! :)

are you retired or did you work / do you work? you seem to be very precise / determined to do things well.!

PlayingQuietly on 10/12/2021:
I like numbers, so I think that's why I'm a little on the precise-side of things. I'm retired.


horn_of_plenty on 10/12/2021:
GREAT and tasty eats!!! very balanced!!!!!!

PlayingQuietly on 10/12/2021:
thank you!!!!!!

PlayingQuietly on 10/12/2021:
thank you!!!!!!


PlayingQuietly on 10/12/2021:
I keep double tapping 'reply' button~ sorry for the duplications here and there

PlayingQuietly on 10/12/2021:
and the delete option won't delete

PlayingQuietly on 10/12/2021:
and the delete option won't delete


bearcountrygg on 10/12/2021:
Nice array of foods!!!

PlayingQuietly on 10/13/2021:
thanks


Maria7 on 10/13/2021:
Sounds like fun with picking out yarn to crochet. Have a blessed day.

PlayingQuietly on 10/13/2021:
I have repurposed yarn too, while I'm still indecisive about new purchase I'm knitting a boxy sweater (pullover) out of used yarn.


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Maria7 - Wednesday Oct 13, 2021

Weight: 151.0

  For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

If ye love me, keep my commandments. John 14:15

 

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Good morning to you!  Have some coffee with me?  coffeeyellowmuganimgif.gif image by autumn1234567 

Scale says 151 this morning. 

Wishing Y'all a good day!

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

Love, Maria

 

   

Progress as of today: 54 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!

Donkey on 10/13/2021:
Yay! I would love to join you. I'm having a reheat of some pretty strong coffee that my Husband made yesterday. That'll wake me up, lol... Keep up the good work!

Maria7 on 10/15/2021:
Thank you and yes, coffee is good, anytime!


bearcountrygg on 10/13/2021:
Your body just loves that number...That says a lot!!!

Maria7 on 10/15/2021:
Yes, I am happy around 150 or so. I think it is better for me, too.


PlayingQuietly on 10/13/2021:
yes please, more coffee

Maria7 on 10/15/2021:
Of course!


Jacky82020 on 10/15/2021:
Hi, Maria! Hope you & your husband are moving along on the covid recovery

Maria7 on 10/15/2021:
Thank you and we are. We're still walking.


Jacky82020 on 10/15/2021:
Yay!


Horn_of_plenty on 10/16/2021:
sounds like you are doing well, watching your indulgences, and being moderate! way to go. it feels good to maintain and feel good about ourselves daily!


Horn_of_plenty on 10/16/2021:
it's good you and hubby (retired) can move at your own pace for now.


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