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Horn_Of_Plenty - Thursday Aug 22, 2019
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 116.2

 Good Morning!

kombucha (been drinking but haven't really used the bathroom now in almost 2 days yuck!) 60

breakfast wrap/egg/avo/coffee 350

snack: lily's sugar free dark choc 120, almonds 100

lunch: leftovers, plus possibly extra veggies from buffet - chips/fried shrimp/extra veggies 550

1200

snack: plum / almonds

Before workout / During Workout:

After Workout:

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Tonight is strength workout....i will refrain from writing more until what i have to say is finalized.

also, i have decided to stick with my typical hours as i do like waking up at a normal hour and do not need any stressors that aren't necessary. i am better right now and feel better right now with the hours i have. so keeping my schedule and not going earlier anytime soon.  maybe i'll change hours at another point, but not now.

 

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

grannyannie on 08/22/2019:
I've never been much of a morning person either, so I understand your choice. Have a good workout tonight.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/22/2019:
it would have been nice if i enjoyed waking up early in the morning...but i tend to love to sleep in - and i figure since i like to exercise that most of the healing occurs during sleep - some science proving that the sleep we get at the later part of the morning hours being very beneficial.


Donkey on 08/22/2019:
Oops, I posted another comment on yesterday's entry, about working hours. It applies to your entry today, as well: what works for you.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/22/2019:
yeah, in the end i think i wouldn't be very happy with the early rise. it's kinda nice to get ready at my pace in the morning, time for stretching or to massage my feet before work...i do not want to rush my mornings.

like you said, i can always do more in the morning before work - i can even do a little walk, etc.


legcramps on 08/22/2019:
Exactly; whatever works for you! I have never been a morning person either, and there have been many, MANY people who have judged me because of it. Successful people aren't always the ones who are up at the crack of dawn getting things done! Sometimes, they are the ones who work well mid-morning, or mid-afternoon, or at night. Geez! LOL see, it gets me worked up!!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/22/2019:
yeah, i have tried the earlier mornings and looking back on how i felt, i felt very rotten. so, i guess i'll keep my hours as the difference isn't substantially going to help me timewise to do the earlier work hours.


happy-1 on 08/22/2019:
Do you make your own breakfast wrap?

Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/22/2019:
Yes. I hard boil eggs several at the beginning of the week or whenever i need to. Then, each night or morning (and sometimes i'll make more than one wrap and leave it in the fridge for the next day), i'll take a whole wheat wrap (around 120-130 cal), and i'll spread 1/4 avocado (used to be half an avo but i've learned to use just 1/4), i mash it with a fork on the wrap, then i use everything bagel seasoning and mix a lot of it into the avocado, then i take a hard boiled egg, slice it in half and place the halves face down on the avocado and roll up the wrap. it tastes very satisfying and filling with a cup of coffee that i get from the work keurig, free. it's a simple breakfast that i love but i sometimes get sick of it because i rely on eating it every day at work...i guess i can further change up the seasonings i use...but soon i'll take a break from this breakfast, even though it's super healthy.

i do not like a breakfast that has too much liquid/fiber (like oatmeal) at work, bc i'll have bathroom issues. i prefer something not too big to eat with coffee that has both protein and fat and some carbs :)

excellent question.

i wouldn't be buying wraps as they'd be huge, and easily double the calories if i bought the sandwiches made in the city.


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happy-1 - Thursday Aug 22, 2019
(Make the healthiest choice possible at every turn)
Weight: 216.3

Up at 5am. I set a series of Alexa reminders for what I need to do inthe morning while I was mad at myself last night and woke up to hearing “Get your ass up and walk the pets” among other things. I’ll change the words in the reminders to be a little less verbally abusive, but loud verbal prompts really helped me get up at 5, take meds and sugar, walk the cog, take a shower and leave the house for a cup of coffee. I write this from my favorite breakfast spot where I ordered a super veggie omelette and swapped the hashbrowns for black beans, drank two glasses of water, and saved coffee for after my meal. I get 2 cups and 8 creamers but from now on I will bring some Lairds Superfood Creamer so I can have a healthier option. Those little cups of half and half have a lot of cholesterol and trans fats.

May this meal make me healthier and better able to take care of my dad.

——— Cat lovers only below this line

Major milestone walking the cat this morning. He volunteered for his harness this morning... and when my dog pooped, he pooped. He’s peed on his walks, but this was the first time pooping. I took this as a sign of him generally being more comfortable. Also, he did not pee his kitty sling. He actually looked like he enjoyed the exercise later at home... super extra communicative and chill.

 

 

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

grannyannie on 08/22/2019:
We just do the boring alarm on Alexa although husband once set it to tell me to get my ass out of bed.

Nice breakfast!

happy-1 on 08/22/2019:
Lol. I’m going to make it nudge me awake through each step of my morning as soon as I get a third one so I can put it in the bathroom and wale my dad up when he’s asleep in the bathroom


innerpeace on 08/22/2019:
Walking a cat...amazing. I've only seen it done in the movies.

happy-1 on 08/22/2019:
I started it like the day I got him home... just presented it matter of fact... if you want out of the crate, you are on a leash. Then I added a short walk... then I made the walks longer incrementally and added the kitty purse... then I added you are free range at home and we all go for walks together... then I added going to starbucks... etc


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legcramps - Thursday Aug 22, 2019

Weight: 0.0

Last week's average sleep - 7 hours, 22 minutes


 I went for a bike ride after work yesterday instead of cutting the grass ;)

Then I lounged on the couch for a bit, washed dishes, did some laundry, and packed my stuff up for this weekend. BF will be coming early Friday morning to pick me up and then we are on our way to Femsport.

So TODAY I need to cut the grass, LOL, and hope that it doesn't rain before I get to it!

I biked to work this morning, so i'll be staying through lunch. I have my nutrition exam I want to take today, so i'm kind of hoping my lunchbreak will be enough time to get it done...i'm not sure if that's a completely outrageous idea, but i'm giving it a try anyways. But at least at work I can close my door and have some quiet time to get through it.

It's supposed to rain most of the weekend. Femsport is an outdoor event. This should be fun.

happy-1 on 08/22/2019:
Good job. I like reading your logs. It’s like seeing what I would be doing every day if I was in really good shape... Something to strive for.


grannyannie on 08/22/2019:
Well done. Have a nice weekend!


innerpeace on 08/22/2019:
Good luck on your nutrition exam.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/22/2019:
good luck on the exam!

and i am also taking off Friday - not to do as much as you, but to get some cooking done and maybe laundry and some exercise so that i have more time on the weekend. :)


Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/22/2019:
good luck also on your Femsport!


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Donkey - Thursday Aug 22, 2019
(Reduction of processed carbs & wishful exercise)
Weight: 136.0

Signed my husband and I up for the Library Chair Yoga on September 11th.  I registered him first, so as to be sure he had his seat reserved, but there's still enough room for me too, so I did it, too.

Had reservations about taking more time off, just for Chair Yoga, but being that it will be 9/11, I already know that I'm probably going to welcome anything that is positive, calming, and uplifting.  It's a difficult day.


 Cat Yoga tonight with the daughter!  I hope she likes it!  I want to introduce her to George, if he's still there.  I'm quite smitten with him.  He's orange.

Progress as of today: 50.5 lbs lost and already at goal!

legcramps on 08/22/2019:
Cat yoga sounds very entertaining! I love that you have access to all these different styles of yoga; it sure does keep things fresh doesn't it?


happy-1 on 08/22/2019:
Somebody is getting a cat.


happy-1 on 08/22/2019:
And if I went there I would end up with all the cats.


happy-1 on 08/22/2019:
And getting hubby to chair yoga is amazing!!!!


grannyannie on 08/22/2019:
The yoga sounds good!


innerpeace on 08/22/2019:
cat yoga..oh my. We have a cat cafe near, but no yoga yet. Enjoy.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/22/2019:
have fun with George the cat and with your daughter tonight at Cat Yoga!

and that's nice you are doing something positive on 9/11.


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Horn_of_plenty - Wednesday Aug 21, 2019
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 116.2

kombucha 60

breakfast healthy wrap and coffee 350

snack: almonds 100

lunch: need to pick up a protein at buffet, but i have veggies cooked from home :) around 600 - veggies, seafood, chips.

snack: almonds / plum 100

late dinner: blueberries 180, plum 50, yogurt 170. 400.

1600 total

5day: 1950

exercise: maybe walking of 1 mile, but nothing overdone today is a rest day / early to bed.  just commute walking, walking at lunch as usual and a mile after work.

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tonight i will prob stop at 2 places on the way home - fruit stand for plums and any other fruit that looks good as well as buying some amino protein powder of a new flavor since mine are almost used up. 

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I am contemplating changing my working hours from a start at 8:30am to a start at 7:30am! The reason is because with school starting, my commute is going to start getting longer with more traffic on the road. I KNOW i can shorten my commute if i start an hour earlier though i KNOW it will be hard for getting up so much earlier (though i realize i can get used to this again). 

I also figure that when Winter comes, it will be nice to leave work at 4pm and not 5pm and i can get started a bit earlier on my workout when i get home, too, as well as (hopefully) going to bed earlier. 

For some reason, i feel traffic will be better at laest in the morning and i'll just have to get used to leaving earlier. It means i'll be leaving home somtime between 6:30-6:40 or possibly even 6:45am to get to work by 7:30am. we'll see how that works. Currently, i have to leave a bit over an hour to get to work, but if i start earlier, it will prob just take 45min to get to work....might be worth it. i already discussed it iwth my boss who is fine with it. so i'll start this in September.

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

grannyannie on 08/21/2019:
Changing your hours sounds like a good plan - and leaving earlier in the day is always nice.

Horn_of_plenty on 08/21/2019:
i have a hard time waking up, but it seems the better option right now. the bus and train will also be a little less crowded and easier for me to find a good spot to sit/stand and read my book. lately, it's so crowded i cannot read at the train all days of the week...so it seems the better option to get things done.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/21/2019:
thinking i may not change my hours after all....


Donkey on 08/21/2019:
I think that's a wonderful idea to change your work hours, for all the reasons you mentioned. I don't know if I'd go back to regular hours in the summer, even.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/21/2019:
yes, i think of i have to bite the bullet and just get up early. i can still sleep the same hours, but it might shave time off my commute and help me to change up my focus / refocus. things are getting sort of dull and it seems i need to shake it up to progress.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/21/2019:
thinking i may not change my hours after all....


innerpeace on 08/21/2019:
No joke! today was the first day back to school for the girl and most other schools in the area and it took me an extra 15 minutes to get to work. Maybe because it was the first day, I sure hope its not this crowded everyday. I don't remember it being so bad before...I guess I just got used to it. Have a great day!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/21/2019:
yes, that's what i'm afraid of!!!!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/21/2019:
thinking i may not change my hours after all....


BearCountryGG on 08/21/2019:
Got to get all of the fresh produce in now...because it will be down to just apples, pears and squash in the fall soon.......enjoy well you can!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/21/2019:
loving the fresh produce! always been a lover of plums.


legcramps on 08/21/2019:
Having to work at an earlier time sounds nice, but it can get hard. I've toyed with the idea myself, just so I can get off earlier and do more things. But i'm not sure I would accomplish anything more, since I would be even more tired at night than I already am - I would go to bed much earlier, and struggle to find energy to workout. It's a dangerous balance for sure! Often you won't know if something works until you try it out for a bit! Will boss let you give it a go for a couple of weeks?

Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/21/2019:
i have tried it last year...and i did feel not so hot so early in the morning. i think i will just keep it as i am - and realize i do not need the challenge of getting up early right now. i can always try it and see how it goes....i'm sorta under the radar at work and it will not bother my boss to try it, etc.

perhaps it's better i get my sleep and wake up in normal hours and not on the early schedule...i'll give it more thought during the next couple weeks before school starts here which is the beginning of september.


Donkey on 08/22/2019:
It's OK to change your mind about working earlier. I'm sure it would be beneficial, traffic-wise, for all the reasons you stated, but if it doesn't work for you personally, then it's definitely not a good idea.

Could you try to start your own day at home earlier? Just to see how that works for you, but leave the apartment at your regular time? That way, you could see how it would feel to get started earlier.

Just an idea, but I think it's fine to stay with a schedule that works for you.


happy-1 on 08/22/2019:
Stopping at a fruit stand... what a nice treat


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grannyannie - Thursday Aug 22, 2019
(Low cal - moderate carbs - cardio and muscle work)
Weight: 162.4

Looking forward to the weekend - even though there won't be a family party.  Might go to the cinema Saturday if there is something good. Still going to log my food.  Sunday we'll go to Edinburgh to the botanic gardens - supposed to be a sunny and warm day. 

Menu:

B: soy yogurt & strawberries, tea w/soy milk

S: coconut/almond milk cappuccino, cranberry & quinoa bar

L: 6 veg salad w/liver pate & cheddar

D: veg & bean chili, tonic water

S: dry roasted peanuts

Total cals: 1102 Carbs: 57.1g



Home muscle work: doing 2 sets of 5 or 10 for most things & will work my way back up to 4 sets

Lunges & squats using dumbbells

Upper body weights - only 3kg - (shoulder injury)

Abs

Planks

thigh/bum exercises with ankle weights

 

Progress as of today: 4.6 lbs lost so far, only 17.4 lbs to go!

Horn_of_plenty on 08/22/2019:
If you end up at the botanical gardens, i'd love to see a photo down the road when you have time to post one! :)

always nice to go to the movie theater...i go prob most 1-2x per year. especially good when the movie was worth seeing on the big screen - i have seen quite a few blows.

nice job on your menu and exercises. i also do BOTH lunges and squats. do you do your lunges in place? or are they walking lunges? of course, mine are in plcae - i step forward to a lunge and then back and repeat for the desired reps. do you step back also, or is it a walking lunge covering some distance at the gym?

grannyannie on 08/22/2019:
I'll post some photos when I get back. :)

I do the muscle work at home, not the gym. I'm not great at doing lunges on alternating feet or walking, so I do a lunge then go down 5 times, and then the other leg. Easier to balance as well. For squats I do 10 at a time. And with both I hold dumbbells.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/22/2019:
i do the same with my lunges, back and forth in place.

for my squats i also use a weighted bar so i'm going down with extra weight.

grannyannie on 08/22/2019:
Do you use ankle weights? I really like those for thighs and butt.


Donkey on 08/22/2019:
I've been wanting to see a movie at the theater lately. It's hard to find something that my husband and I would like to see together. We have different tastes.

grannyannie on 08/22/2019:
I looked through all the films showing this weekend and not one looks watchable. Haven't been since last autumn I think. We usually agree on movies.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/22/2019:
i just looked at the movies - poor selection :(

also, no on the ankle weights - at least not yet.

grannyannie on 08/22/2019:
Nope, no good ones.

Ankle weights are great! Lots of different exercises you can do with them.


legcramps on 08/22/2019:
Love lunges and squats! One of the best exercises out there! During a group session, we did walk-through lunges. You do a reverse lunge (stepping backwards) and then swing your leg up and forward into a forward lunge, and repeat. I think we did it 10 times before switching to the other leg. It was a burner for sure!

grannyannie on 08/22/2019:
Yea, they are intense!


happy-1 on 08/22/2019:
love the botanical gardens

grannyannie on 08/22/2019:
We have a very good about 5 miles from our house, and the one in Edinburgh is the 'parent' of that one. Haven't been for ages! Been to Edinburgh twice this summer but it was with family and we did castle or museums.


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happy-1 - Wednesday Aug 21, 2019
(Slow Carb + Yoga. Track fasting sugar.)
Weight: 216.3

Weight: Upswing to 226.3, but not stressing about it. Fasting blood sugar may have been high because of dental surgery yesterday and also I waited to check till I’d already been up a few hours and walked the cog (cat and dog), which can spike my sugar. Still, 1 foot in front of the other. I am super proud of myself for jumping out of bed and going for a walk like a productive adult... and for then going straight to the shower and then out to breakfast. I didn’t get sucked into what I used to call “The Circus”. Is it still a circus if it’s one crazy old dad and not both of your crazy old parents? Part of me feels terrible about not sticking around and making him breakfast and showing him love. The rest of me is grateful to be out and getting some daylight.... a healthy breakfast of chicken, beans, broccoli, guac, and corn tortillas... A cup of coffee while I read a book I bought at CVS yesterday called “Take Your Life Back” It is actually pretty good... It hooked me with a discussion of the older brother of the prodigal son who stayed home and did service to his father and then was angry he didn’t have the life he wanted. Food for thought.

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

grannyannie on 08/21/2019:
Sounding positive today!

happy-1 on 08/22/2019:
We can’t control what comes our way, but we can control our attitude.


BearCountryGG on 08/21/2019:
The book sounds interesting...and I understand it completely....been there and done that too. I had to keep a distance at times myself....it wast taking it's toll on my mental health....I'm glad you found some alone time.

happy-1 on 08/22/2019:
Yeah. Today I read in it that seeking a different location to do acts of self care (paying bills, taking a bath, etc) is partially about privacy but also getting to “safety” so you can relax and not be always vigilant


legcramps on 08/21/2019:
Hope your dental surgery went well! That book sounds very interesting and sounds like it might be something you needed to read :) hugs.

happy-1 on 08/22/2019:
It did! Now I just have to heal up.

Sometimes a piece of the puzzle just pops up.


Horn_of_plenty on 08/22/2019:
Great job being productive and getting yourself up and out of the house. proud of you again!

i don't know many people who walk their cats! you are an exception!

happy-1 on 08/22/2019:
He’s just such a great little buddy. He’ll also ride shotgun or sit on my shoulder like a parrot while I do dishes.


Donkey on 08/22/2019:
That is very thought-inducing about the feelings of resentment from the Prodigal Son. In the Bible, he WAS resentful. I can see that bitterness completely taking over someone's life. This is exactly why I pushed my son to start doing something with his life. It's hard to take that first step, but his life can't be about our life (and especially Mr. Donkey, who has so many needs/limitations).

happy-1 on 08/22/2019:
Hugs. I’ll post as I read it but I basically highlighted almost every page this morning... totally seeing myself in how they describe the older brother... he is reactive but “reacts in” and denies himself joy, connection, and comfort... then takes pride in his asceticism. They go through and show you how to untangle the knot of being the elder brother


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BearCountryGG - Wednesday Aug 21, 2019
(calorie counting)
Weight: 0.0

So it's D's 71st birthday today...and his meal picks are anything but diet food.....so today....no dieting for me...although I will use some care in serving sizes.....he can mainly eat up leftovers after today...so it's fine.    The morning will be spent prepping his potato salad and cole slaw...so that will keep me busy for awhile.........They state forrestry is doing burns up here for the last 2 days...so we will be in a smoke /fog situation..........He will be taking his hounds out to do some training......most likely....so it will be a quiet day....( his phone has been ringing from his siblings all day yesterday.......and already today.....everybody knows he is up way before dawn.........He has gotten cards and lottery tickets to scratch...we really don't give each other gifts anymore because we just get what we want when we want it....it does take the shopping out of the holidays......and we give our kids/and grandkids checks...so celebrating is a bit different from the old days...and a lot more relaxed........and we like it that way.....so today will be about his favorite meal...and then doing whatever he wants......

I will be cooking...LOL

Salads are made......just waiting for him to get home from training the hounds........having a nice little break right now.....I used to really love cooking when there were so many in the house....but for just the 2 of us....i just don't do it as often...took me 2 hours to get the potato salad and cole slaw made and run the dishwasher........glad for the little rest now.

Horn_of_plenty on 08/21/2019:
yay!!! Happy 71 to D! He's going to be very happy later when he eats his bday dinner made by YOU! enjoy your day and birthday celebrations. You guys are doing things right!

BearCountryGG on 08/21/2019:
Salads are made and waiting...glad to have that part finished.


grannyannie on 08/21/2019:
Hope you both enjoy hubby's birthday! Diet food on birthdays is a no go!

BearCountryGG on 08/21/2019:
definately not dieting today....LOL


Donkey on 08/21/2019:
Happy Birthday D!! Let us know if he wins the lottery (lol).

BearCountryGG on 08/21/2019:
Nope...no wins......One son insists on sending lottery tickets for holidays...we tell them we don't need or want anything but they won't stop...LOL As parents we are something else aren't we.......having kids is like having your heart walk around outside of your body.....it really doesn't matter how old they get...they are still our babies...LOL...funny how we would give them anything..but we don't want them spending any of their money on us......


innerpeace on 08/21/2019:
Happy Birthday to D! Enjoy your do diet day!

BearCountryGG on 08/21/2019:
We will...thanks!


legcramps on 08/21/2019:
Happy Birthday D! Hope he enjoys his day!!

BearCountryGG on 08/21/2019:
So far so good.......Dinner was nice and now I think he is going to take a nap......LOL


Donkey on 08/22/2019:
Um... picture of the cake?


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legcramps - Wednesday Aug 21, 2019

Weight: 0.0

 Last week's average sleep - 7 hours, 22 minutes


The Triathlon

Swim:

Not a great start; they decided it was mandatory to wear wetsuits, and I had only practiced a couple of times with mine. Also, I was scrambling around with BF's glasses before the start, trying to find a way to get them back into transition for him (long story) so he had them for his bike ride and run, and they were calling my division into the water already! It was chaotic. I got into the water right in the nick of time, then about 200 meters into the swim, the lady next to me started hyperventilating. I stopped to stay with her until she got to a boat, and then re-started my swim, but the choppy waves kept crashing against my face every time I came up for air, and I was having major issues breathing without taking in half the lake. A kayaker noticed my distress, came up and undid the back of my wetsuit - ah, sweet relief! I managed to swim back to shore much more easily. 28 minutes. Ugh.

Bike:

After struggling to get the wetsuit off (I now officially hate wetsuits) and burping up lake water (so gross), I got my bike out of transition and started the first climb. When I was on the straight-a-ways, it was fine. I would get my breathing under control and be able to pick up some speed. I passed about four girls in my division. On the hills, I struggled. I was already so out of breath and exhausted from my efforts on the swim, I didn't have much left to get up those hills. But in the end, I didn't have a bad time for 20km - 55 minutes. It was certainly not my best time though, especially being my strongest skill for the day!

Run:

When I started the run after ditching my bike, I didn't think it was going to go well. I knew I had been struggling hard so far, and the run was my worst nightmare. Having to run 5km after a tough swim and a rolling bike - I knew i'd be on the struggle bus for the whole run. When we hit the first climb, I stopped halfway up and started walking. I grumbled to a bystander about the hills, and he said 'this isn't the only one!' which only made me even more angry. Then, I thought of my grandma and told myself that if I wasn't even going to try, I could have been spending my weekend with her instead. And that got me running again. In fact, that kept me running the entire way! I was amazed! I was doing it! This turned out to be the best run during a triathlon i've ever had, hands down! 35 minutes.

After a bit of venting about how i'm never going to do an open water swim ever again, and some serious thoughts about training - I feel I have something to prove here. I know I can do better, if the swim conditions were better. Even if I had trained for the choppy swim it would have gone better. I could do this one again, that's all i'm saying.


I've recovered quite well and was back on the bike on Monday night for a gravel ride. 20km in almost the same time as it took me during the triathlon. Which, if you were curious, means I must have either slacked pretty hard or been really sucking air from the swim. Because gravel rides are much more difficult than road rides.

And yesterday I did an upper body workout at the gym since I was in town for CPR training anyways.

Tonight the plan is to clean and cut the grass - or maybe I will do that tomorrow.


And as if that isn't enough things in a week, i'm off to FEMSPORT on Friday!

grannyannie on 08/21/2019:
Quite the adventure! You're doing great.


BearCountryGG on 08/21/2019:
What a day you had...but then the love of Gramdma pushed you through........you are tough and determined and I like that...I'm sure she does too!!


Horn_of_plenty on 08/22/2019:
nice job despite the conditions on your triathlon. It was nice of you to share it in detail with us here! It sounds really tough and it was nice of you to stay with the woman who needed help - i'm sure that took a bit out of you too. It seems like you realized that you wanted to try a bit harder and that you ended it in good spirits. Good recovery and not a quitter mindset. nicely done. and you can improve ;)

i like hearing how you are back to town, gym, cpr training, and back at it. great recovery, Legs. I guess you were pretty prepared to be back at life in good time.


Donkey on 08/22/2019:
I want to read this several more times - so exciting!!!! I'm sorry it didn't go as well as you had hoped, but this is still an amazing accomplishment. WOW!!!

PS My Ironman/triathlon friend says that the fresh-water leg of the race is the hardest part for her too. Yuck.


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innerpeace - Wednesday Aug 21, 2019

Weight: 334.6

With DH's schedule change I feel so rushed. I get home and fell I need to start cooking dinner right away so we can eat before 6:00 p.m. When he is working second shift I come home and relax a little and I may or may not even get started until about 6:30-7:00 and I take my time.

Last night I was trying to make my rosemary waffle grilled cheese sandwhiches - these turned out ok. I of course ruined the first two batches with the stupid waffle iron, that I believe eventually over heated and burned out at the  These turned out pretty good, however, I would add additional flavor to the waffle.

DH gets home and we eat, he then grills some chicken for tonight's chicken alfredo the girl wanted.

And as usual, DH is falling asleep at 8:30 and he goes to bed....seriously?? This is just a little too early for me. As I sit there I decided I would go to bed early as well. I crawl in about 9:00...Big Mistake.

I was wide awake at 2:30 in the morning, like lets get up and get the day started. I tossed and turned and then when the alarm went off at 5:00 a.m. I had the worst headache. I got up with DH and ate breakfast and then ...work!

B: frosted shredded mini wheats, vanilla iced coffee

L: grilled cheese sandiwhich, banana, gold fish

S: yogurt

D: chicken alfredo with brocolli.

PHOTO OF THE DAY!

 

 

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

grannyannie on 08/21/2019:
Waffle grilled cheese sounds interesting!


BearCountryGG on 08/21/2019:
Those waffles do sound interesting...and what is it about 2:30 last night......??? You aren't the only one waking up at that time!

innerpeace on 08/21/2019:
I went to bed way earlier than I normally do. I guess if you are only used to getting 4-5 hours of sleep, my body just wanted to wake up.


legcramps on 08/21/2019:
Haha, I like the pic. I feel that.


happy-1 on 08/21/2019:
I too want to smack some people. Instead I downloaded the Tasty app you recommended... it is really good


Horn_of_plenty on 08/22/2019:
when do you melt the cheese for the waffles? right after they are made you put the cheese on?


Donkey on 08/22/2019:
Do a Google search on "chaffles" -- it's the biggest craze in the Keto world right now.


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Donkey - Wednesday Aug 21, 2019
(Reduction of processed carbs & wishful exercise)
Weight: 136.0

Unfortunately, I did not have the opportunity to log in last night.  I had planned to ride my bike, workout 100% with my weight bench, and then log in.  I was so tired that I could hardly finish the bike ride!  Went to bed early, but woke up at 2:30a ready to start the day.  That is too early, so I tossed and turned for a long time...  I must have gone back to sleep because when the alarm went off at 5am, I was so tired.  But I got up anyway, because I still wanted to start the day.  The best way to shake that sleepy feeling is to get up and get started. 

So now I have the extra time to log in here.

It would have done no good to log in and write about yesterday anyway, because it was pretty much the same as Monday.  I'm so frustrated with my boss.  He's usually out at closings, that seem to be taking longer than usual, so I'm thinking he stops and shops or goes home before coming back to the office.  When he is in the office, he doesn't want to work.  But he doesn't want to go home.  He wants to sit around and chat, joke, gossip, etc.  He almost had Male Co-Worker write his attorney letters for him yesterday!  (I realized I could have done it, but then I would have been way far behind in my work.)  And I feel bad for our clients!  They shouldn't be getting bad news from one of us - that's for the attorney to do!  That's what they're paying him for!

Monday night I did a brief run with the weight bench, just trying out different settings, without using any weights.  I was very clumsy, so I put off doing a real workout, but as I wrote above, that didn't happen last night.  I need to move around some furniture so that I have more room. Tried to do that this morning, but it's going to require more effort than I was ready to put out this morning.  Besides, then I would have had the time to write here this morning, and I really did want to check in.

Please know that if I do not write or comment, I'm still reading your entries and thinking of you all.

Anyway, speaking of clumsy, the yoga studio from last Sunday's epic is having a FREE session where all 5 (or 6) trainees are teaching one session -- I think where they are switching off during the session.  Sunday's drill sargeant yoga instructor is included (of course, as she is one of the trainees).  I decided to pass on this, because if I do decide to attend the other sessions, I would like it to be with one instructor at a time.  So I will wait for the next free instructor session in September, and decide if there will be a Chapter 2 to my Yoga Adventures.

The yoga studio owner is offering a 5-session ticket for $100 on meditation.  The sessions are 1 to 1.5 hours long...  Unfortunately, they are in the late afternoon on Sundays, and that's family dinner, and calm down time for me, before I start the workweek.  (Yes, I need that down time on Sunday, starting around dinner, to mentally prepare for Monday.  Otherwise I'm a wreck of anxiety.)

Chair Yoga for Veterans is canceled for September, so I'm going to sign the husband and myself up for the other chair yoga offered at the library.  I'll have to miss half a day, but if nobody else wants to work at work, then I think I can take some time off too.

Progress as of today: 50.5 lbs lost and already at goal!

grannyannie on 08/21/2019:
Can you post a photo of your new bench?


Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/21/2019:
I really enjoyed reading this and all about what you are up to. I think you said good and that things are a bit more balanced (aside from your boss). but it sounds like you aren't taking ALL the work on at work that isn't yours and just you are prioritizing well.

I like your plans regarding yoga both regular and chair. I do hope you will enjoy that afternoon of it with your hubby.

I also like to have down time at home and it really helps me relax as well.


innerpeace on 08/21/2019:
I will have to look for chair yoga. I went to bed at 9:00 last night and like you I was wide awake at 2:30 a.m. ready to go. I fell back asleep and woke up with a headache.


BearCountryGG on 08/21/2019:
Meditation is relaxing.......but if it stresses you to think about having a specific time on Sunday to be there....you can just meditate at home....although for some reason...whenever I tell D I need some alone time to meditate/ or pay bills/or balance bank books/or do taxes....Okay....enough....for some reason that does trigger the immediate need in him to 1. Need to tell me something 2. Need to show me something or 3. to turn the tv volume up...or blow leaves under my window......on second thought...a class would be nice.


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

kombucha 50

wrap and egg with avo and spices 300, coffee 50

snack almonds 100, black pepper peanuts 100 (appetite has come back!)

lunch: all leftovers/seared tuna 150 from buffet yesterday and my home cooked veggies 150 which taste very nice from last night's cooking, also avocado 100, chips 100, 50 extra.550-600

snack: almonds/plum

before exercise plum and iced coffee 100, pb on cracker 100 and another 100 and aminos 50, and more PB

1900 total 

4day 2040.

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tonight is strength routine.

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

innerpeace on 08/20/2019:
We had avocado, but I had to throw two out that went bad before we can eat them. DH is in the habit of shopping at Sams and he buys a bag of 8 and these last two we couldn't eat fast enough. I prefer just getting one or two at a time...for reasons I hate buying in bulk.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/20/2019:
yes i agree that avos are a pain in the neck as when they ripen there isn't many days that good by before they spoil and it's hard to eat them constantly..it sometimes takes me a few days to finish one as i put only pieces of it in my wraps, etc.

yes, i'm not a fan of bulk grocery shopping either as the food does generally spoil. only thing i usually have some luck with is fruit...but this time around i even lost the battle with 2 whole pounds of strawberries :( so sad.

i do prefer paper towels and toilet paper in bulk though! haha!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/20/2019:
and the avocados are so pricey these days...when they are the 50 cents deal, i don't feel bad if one spoils...


grannyannie on 08/20/2019:
Yea, you really need to buy just a couple of avocadoes at a time. My dh sometimes buy a bag of them and ripen at the same time.

HOP, good plans as always.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/20/2019:
I'm with you regarding the avos. i prefer to buy the smaller size since it's only me eating them...and i tend to buy a few and then refridgerate them when they are ripe and hope for the best ;)

thank you!


BearCountryGG on 08/20/2019:
I have thrown out more avocados than I have ever eaten.......I really don't think I know how to guage when they are ready.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/20/2019:
i'm not sure if you are asking for advice, but, it is a learned process for sure knowing when they are good...

lately the ones i buy are poor quality so some of them have dark spots and aren't perfect on the inside, but good enough for the price.


happy-1 on 08/20/2019:
i made guac and the garlic turned overnight :( so sad

Horn_of_plenty on 08/21/2019:
yes, it goes bad in just one day :( so sad!


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grannyannie - Wednesday Aug 21, 2019
(Low cal - moderate carbs - cardio and muscle work)
Weight: 162.4

Didn’t manage my muscle workout yesterday afternoon after doing a extra gym day. I’m really a morning exerciser. So this week will be off schedule - just Thursday for muscle workout because Saturday we’ll be away.

Got on the scale this morning even though I'm trying to stick to Saturdays only. Lost 1.2 lbs since Saturday. 

Menu:

Total cals: 1346 Carbs: 56.5g

 

 

Gym: (less energetic doing 3 days in a row - so MWF cardio and T Th Sat muscle work is ideal)

treadmill - (intervals uphill and speed) - 10 mins

elliptical - 10 mins

rowing machine - 10 mins

recumbent bike -  15 mins

Leg press (20kg) - 3 sets of 10

 

 

Progress as of today: 4.6 lbs lost so far, only 17.4 lbs to go!

Horn_of_plenty on 08/21/2019:
i also find every other day workouts for the same muscle group are the best way to go ;)

nice loss!

grannyannie on 08/21/2019:
This is what I usually did before all the visitors descended on us this summer. And it works out well. I've never done small muscle work 2 days in a row, but cardio yes.


Donkey on 08/21/2019:
I like your workout schedule. With myself, I really do have to exercise (cardio) in the morning to warm-up and stretch out my back. If I don't, then I'm really prone to back pain later in the day... and like you said, it's harder to get to it in the afternoon or evening. Just not the same.

grannyannie on 08/21/2019:
Yea, my energy for working out is mornings. I like bike rides in the afternoon, but those rides are actually a pleasure ride.


BearCountryGG on 08/21/2019:
My joints don't loosen up until a little later in the day.....so I ride the exercycle then...no walking here because, BEARS.

grannyannie on 08/21/2019:
I've lived where there were bears before (UP Michigan), but no bears here. I struggle walking up the stairs to get into the gym but once I'm on my first machine - treadmill - I'm ready to go!


BearCountryGG on 08/21/2019:
I'm in the upper part of the lower penninsula.......you probably had more than we have....

grannyannie on 08/22/2019:
I lived in St Ignace in the mid 70's. I lived across the street from some woods and a bear(s) got into my rubbish one time and made a huge mess.

I visit Michigan ever summer to see my family.


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happy-1 - Tuesday Aug 20, 2019
(Slow Carb + Yoga. Track fasting sugar.)
Weight: 216.3

No weigh in today, I had dental surgery. I found the whole thing phenomenally stressful. The human body is terrifing... It shouldn’t be so easy to pop out a tooth and do things to a jaw. You think your body is solid and firm and then you get a reminder of how fragile it really is. And the office staff was like oh this is no big deal... Aaaack! I get from their perspective it isn’t... but my tooth, my jaw, my body, my life... Eek. 

Soft foods only, no cardio or inversions till monday. My goal for tonight is just to not overeat and get out to walk the pets. Monday I start living at the gym and doing all the yoga I can do on my all access pass. Beyond that... I don’t know. Just trying to put one brick in place at a time. I feel like my first brick is now in place.

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

BearCountryGG on 08/20/2019:
Hope you are feeling better soon.

happy-1 on 08/20/2019:
Thank you! No pain, no gain!


Horn_of_plenty on 08/21/2019:
feel better - at least you had the dental surgery bc it was needed to protect your health <3

have a nice walk tonight with the pets!

happy-1 on 08/21/2019:
TY! It was a struggle to make it happen out of scale with the effort involved. Dad makes too big a deal over it, and then kept forgetting I am super out of it from the giant abscess. It was drama but I conquered.


Horn_of_plenty on 08/21/2019:
lol, i just know that black is the "favorite" watch color ;) hahaha...did you find it yet??


grannyannie on 08/21/2019:
Hope you feel better.


Donkey on 08/21/2019:
Healing thoughts going your way!!! Best to focus on healing now, perhaps.

I'm glad to hear that you are feeling like you've completed a brick. That's a good feeling. (I hope you can feel it, too.) Now on to the next brick, when you're ready.


innerpeace on 08/21/2019:
And don't suck out of a straw!! Not only is the human body fragile, it is disgusting as well. I hope you feel better soon.


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BearCountryGG - Tuesday Aug 20, 2019
(calorie counting)
Weight: 0.0

Heading out to the grocery store this morning bright and early.....tomorrow is D's 71st birthday and I will pick up some of his favorites......I do feel like I may be getting over the "stocking up" thing....and I look at that now as kind of a stress reliever........I'm working on less automatic reactions...and instead dealing with things as they come up...instead of putting up that panic wall.....I did the math today...I see the food stockpiling coinsides with the earlier times of huge stress...................so it wasn't prepping for disaster as much as it was blocking my emotions about yesterdays topic I wrote about.  What started out as food stockpiling really was masking my need to avert diaster that really had nothing to do with what it looked like........I was laying in a ton of food to eat my problems away...and in that sense...it worked....I ate and ate........now.....finally seeing why.....and what the real cause was... I was just trying to cope with the overwhelming need to deal with my emotions and the realization that I couldn't change her and the necessity of removing her from our house for our own safety.........( we turned her back into the court system and they placed her back with her birth mother because they couldn't find anyone else within the foster care system that would take her).........that didn't last...she just ran away.....and got emancipated...so that ended all of everyones responsibility across the board. 

So.......while I was telling myself to stockpile to avert disaster.......I was just drowning my sorrows in food....well...look how that worked out!!! 

Now......I still deal with the stockpile......the good and healthy...and the bad and just plain unhealthy yet tempting.........LOL.....I can do this...because now I truly KNOW WHY.......

EDIT

Went to a store almost an hour away to get groceries for D's birthday tomorrow.

Leaving the forrest is always an adventure........gas tank filled?  Tires ok?  Phone charged.......bathroom first.......I saw two homes on the way there that I was determined to get pictures of on my way back...and then I couldn'r find them again.... Next time!!!

1 had signs all acrossed the front yard telling specific people where to park.....LOL...apparently someone keeps blocking Dad in....LOL

The other one had a sign out front proclaining it KOSY KOTTAGE.......and there was STUFF EVERYWHERE!!!!  Stuff covered the entire yard....decorative stuff....stuff hanging from trees. faded stuff....car parts....I have no idea how they manage to mow the few grass patches.......but it is their KOSY KOTTAGE and I want a picture to remember it by...it reminds me of a place down state that has covered their entire front yard with mirrors...all standing up or hanging from trees.......somehow when you look at it you feel like you have traveled to another dimension.....I want pictures!!!   Next time for sure!

The shopping trip was a success...much bigger store than we have here...and I was able to get 2 single serving little cakes...perfect.......and the other favorites for the dinner......and they had there there...i had seen them online but never in our store...well...i guess i have to out of the forrest to get this stuff......

They are sweet and delicious.

grannyannie on 08/20/2019:
Happy birthday to your hubby. Mine will be 71 in Nov.

I am a stress eater as well. All I can do is make sure there are no 'cheat' foods in the house. Doesn't always work because husband is a beer drinker (and brewer) so that temptation is always around.

BearCountryGG on 08/20/2019:
I swear I have enough junk here to last 3 years......I will NEVER do this again...no more bulk shopping for me!!

BearCountryGG on 08/20/2019:
Hubby thanks you for the birthday wishes.......71 year old guys are still pretty cool aren't they!!!


grannyannie on 08/20/2019:
Yea, I think so! Mine is still very fit as well. :)

BearCountryGG on 08/20/2019:
Gotta keep them active!!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/20/2019:
when it's Winter i am sure you may find the urge to "stock up" again but now that it's the warmer months still, i guess it's easier for you to leave the house and make it out to the supermarket and also the fact that i continued reading to see you meant stocking up as a personal habit rather than for a need because of nature...got you.

I hope next time to see photos of these unique homes!

those grapes are cute, i don't see such narrow ones in our supermarkets.

Happy birthday to D! what are you eating!?

BearCountryGG on 08/20/2019:
I'm pretty sure now I was stress shopping and stress eating....Now that i know what I was doing...I can deal with it. His choices are NY strip steak, potato salad, cole slaw, cheese bread, cake and ice cream...nothing diet about it...LOL


Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/20/2019:
Well doesn't he have good taste ;)

BearCountryGG on 08/21/2019:
Pretty traditional midwest summer foods...LOL


happy-1 on 08/20/2019:
I do the exact same thing when I am stressed... I buy too much food. It’s a poor choice and a constant burden. Working on going through stuff that my mom had and tossing anything with fake sugar as a start. I always said to her “that stuff probably causes cancer” and then...

BearCountryGG on 08/21/2019:
Yeah,........shopping...just another addiction.....as well as sugar...another addiction.


happy-1 on 08/20/2019:
I will say though that now that I use Sams Club and can just order the fresh produce only, we are making our way through stuff. It really helps to be a more organized shopper.

BearCountryGG on 08/21/2019:
Yes it does...I am so guilty of ordering things I do not need...Just because they LOOK good.......now....I need to use it all up....UGH!


happy-1 on 08/20/2019:
And his birthday dinner pick sounds awesome!

BearCountryGG on 08/21/2019:
Yes theydo....not dieting happening around here today....


Donkey on 08/21/2019:
I've had that kind of grapes before - it's like candy, they're so yummy!

BearCountryGG on 08/21/2019:
They are very sweet...you are right...just like candy!


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innerpeace - Tuesday Aug 20, 2019

Weight: 334.6

Work is meh...

Got home before DH and started dinner. Sometimes Tasty is the only reason I can get dinner prepared. I had left over chicken and saw this recipe on Tasty and thought I would try it out...instead of frying in oil I used the air fryer and they turned out pretty good. I didn't have spring onion so I just useda yellow one and I added mushrooms.

I didn't take a picture of them fresh but here are the two I have for lunch.

DH and I did go to Wal-Mart to pick up a few things like milk and bread and bananas. When we got home we cleaned up the kitchen and I cooked a 'black and blue' cobbler using the blackberries and blueberries ...again befoe they went bad. They've been in the refrigerator over a week and we have yet to eat them. I cooked them down with sugar, vanilla and a little lemon juice - it wasn't a lot. After I put the mixture in a premade pie crust and banked it - kinda cobbler like.

Slept kinda crazy - again not used to DH being home and he wants to go to bed like at 9:30 and I'm like what....I usually don't go to bed until 12:00 and though 9:30 would probably be more healthy and beneficial it's like changing my whole routine and....I don't know I'll see maybe tonight.

Once I did finally go to bed I had crazy dreams and I kept waking up checking the tme. I was dreaming I had sideburns and was debating on whether to shave them off because I could not go to work with hair growing down the sides of my face. And then I was in the bathtub with an infant and I kept falling asleep in the tub and when I would rouse myself the baby would be floating facedown in the water because i guess I let the baby drown when I fell asleep...who knows.....and then I was tryinjg to hold a conversation with my mother and she literally had two faces (not two heads but faces)  and I kept changing positions because I didn't know which face I would be talking to. CHAOS to say the least.

Photo of the day...another submission from our weather  facebook page...so beautiful this was taken in Lorain when the storms rolled by a few nights ago. The Lorain light house is left of the lightening (with the red light).

 

 

B: cold oat meal, pecans, vanilla iced latte

S: yogurt

L: Left over chicken balls, banana

D: another experiment from Tasty - Rosemary Thyme waffle grilled cheese and French onion soup.

DH is grilling some chicken for the chicken alfredo the girl wants tomorrow for dinner - her first day of highschool.

Have a great night! IP

 

 

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

grannyannie on 08/20/2019:
Great photo. Chicken looks tasty. My husband also likes to go to bed early and get up early. So I gave in and readjusted.


happy-1 on 08/20/2019:
i have to try that site!!!!


BearCountryGG on 08/20/2019:
First of all...yeah...shave those sideburns.....Chicken looks tasty...and the sky..amazing!!!!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/20/2019:
the photo you posted is amazingly awesome! it's worthy of being framed somewhere!

your chicken balls also look very well made..."TASTY!!!!" indeed...

lastly that dream of yours is def nuts and i'm glad it's a situation only in your dreams. i also slept poorly last night and also had a rough dream lately, a horrible dream about a working environment i think that was horrible and i was accused and doing lots of wrong and being punished for it? i think that was my dream....it was cookooo. it's crazy what we think of when we are "sleeping"


Donkey on 08/21/2019:
We had grilled chicken for dinner last night - YUM! Love the photo!


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

kombucha...wrap with egg and homemade guacamole, coffee...450...

snack: almonds 100 (small appetite)

1pm lunch: will buy a protein (3 shrimp/little bit of seared tuna) 200 to go with my veggies 150 (diced cucumber and tomato with light dressing), guacamole too 150,...i don't trust my shrimp were frozen over the weekend...since the other container had liquid that wasn't frozen...and a lot of veggies i brought from home. and goldfish crackers chedder 150. 650.

4-4:30pmsnacks: plum 50, almonds 100

6pm snacks before short bike ride: large apple 120, whipped cream (1/4 container) 120, iced coffee little bit with lots of almond milk 40. 300 approx.

8:30pm dinner: TBD thinking maybe my last micowavable protein muffin 260 with extra Lily's choc chips 100 added in for good measure. and a few craisins 90. 450.

2000 ;)

3day 2085 per day

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Back to work, happy...most things going as planned, some changes. 

i didn't cook the bok choy over the weekend from misfits so i had to throw most of it away (the leaves were very dried out and not looking good at all) but i saved some of the stalk to cook tonight along with green peppers. i may just cook those veggies in broth and olive oil with some seasoings tonight. light and tasty to eat tomorrow / Wednesday. 

i'm going to bike tonight a little bit for like 20-30 min. then cook. bed soon after is my plan..

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

grannyannie on 08/19/2019:
Have a good day!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/19/2019:
it will be, Annie!


BearCountryGG on 08/19/2019:
Nice that you were able to salvage at least part of the bok choy......I don't believe I have ever had that.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/19/2019:
it's very popular in supermarkets here. i believe it's Asian and we have lots of Asian people here in Queens too...it's great and low cal. it's perfect to cook up instead of cabbage. very tasty. i'm sorry you haven't had the opportunity! being in a big city here, i have that advantage of being able to try a lot of different foods. i'm sorry you haven't had the chance, yet..


Donkey on 08/19/2019:
Your plans for the bok choy sound so yummy!!! I hope it turns out!

And what a nice thing - the bike ride - end the day :-)

Horn_of_plenty on 08/20/2019:
bike ride ended up being a little longer and was great...bok choy got cooked with green peppers and an eggplant :) good eats now!


happy-1 on 08/19/2019:
Bok choy is yummy. I’ll have to go do an asian market run next month.

Horn_of_plenty on 08/20/2019:
it is very good and healthy...seems it's the month for it to be harvested here!

Horn_of_plenty on 08/20/2019:
the bok choy is amazingly in all supermarkets by me, not just he asian ones!


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grannyannie - Tuesday Aug 20, 2019
(Low cal - moderate carbs - cardio and muscle work)
Weight: 163.6

Went to gym again as I needed to go into town for shopping and dropping husband at ferry (he’s going to pick up his new bike in the city and ride it home).  

Menu:

B: yogurt & blueberries, tea w/soy milk

S: coconut/almond milk cappuccino, quinoa & cranberry bar

L: 6 veg salad w/ham/chicken & cheddar, yogurt

D: curry with Quorn and tofu and mixed veggies, tonic water

S: dry roasted peanuts

Total cals: 1219 Carbs: 77.5g

Gym:

treadmill - (intervals uphill and speed) - 10 mins

elliptical - 10 mins

rowing machine - 10 mins

recumbent bike -  15 mins

Leg press (20kg) - 3 sets of 10

Haven’t done it yet, but plan on doing it this afternoon. 

Home muscle work: doing 2 sets of 5 or 10 for most things & will work my way back up to 4 sets

Lunges & squats using dumbbells

Upper body weights - only 3kg - (shoulder injury)

Abs

Planks

thigh/bum exercises with ankle weights

  

 

Progress as of today: 3.4 lbs lost so far, only 18.6 lbs to go!

BearCountryGG on 08/20/2019:
Good Job Annie....your day just all looks so healthy!!!!

grannyannie on 08/20/2019:
Thanks! Got to do it!


Horn_of_plenty on 08/20/2019:
nice! a new bike for hubby. I don't have funds i want to spend on a bike right now since i don't use it all year or many days a week, but it's on my "wish list."

what got you into those bars you eat for a snack in the morning? do you buy them? what brand? you have sparked my interest!

grannyannie on 08/20/2019:
I always liked a snack at the gym after my workout, so I buy a black coffee or tea and have one. And at home I have one midmorning with my cappuccino. I don't know if they have the same brands over there but here they aren't with the cereal bars (which are pretty much the same as candy bars). They are actually in the gluten free section: One is Perkier - Goji and cranberry. The other is Squirrel Sisters - has about 4 types. I will try to upload photos of the boxes.

grannyannie on 08/20/2019:
Oh, and his bike. We ride electric bikes (you still have to pedal) and they get you up all the hills here. He's put so many miles on his it's starting to fall apart. So he's bought a new one. Mine is still fine.


BearCountryGG on 08/20/2019:
Oh...that sounds like my kind of bike.......!!! Never seen those bars here.

grannyannie on 08/20/2019:
Check the gluten free section. Might be there - or else they are just UK companies.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/20/2019:
those bars look cool. i see the squirrel sister bars are tiny and tasty and i see the other ones are a good size and not too high in cals. tasty stuff.

grannyannie on 08/20/2019:
Squirrel Sisters is 82 calories per small car - so one pack is 164. They are filling but not the best tasting. The Perkier cranberry is my new favourite - one bar and is 129 calories. Much nicer taste but not as filling.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/20/2019:
and yeah, i don't think we have them here.

grannyannie on 08/20/2019:
Might find something similar.


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happy-1 - Monday Aug 19, 2019
(Slow Carb + Yoga. Track fasting sugar.)
Weight: 216.3

223.6... not massive progress but moving in the right direction. Which pretty much sums up everything in my life right now.

Cleaning out the pantry and made cowboy cookies using protein powder, pancake mix, and museli. Result was slightly more edible than cardboard... but incredibly filling... and it’s keeping me out of the ice cream bars and white bread I bought my dad.

Bereavement group discussion material today gutted me like a fish. I turned into a leaky snot factory. Classy.

Hot kickboxing boyfriend said he’d be my emergency contact for dental surgery. Which totally increased his “yum” level. 

Was going to go to a movie at the mall. Phone was dying so I charged it on my car and did random life junk... And did the rookie mistake of letting my battery run down. Real women have their own battery jumper kits... and roadside assistance for when tthey took them out of the car to make space for 120lbs of pine pellets... “What kind of horse do you have?” asked the nice lady at the feed store... “No horse, just a tom cat that pees a lot. See you next week.”

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

BearCountryGG on 08/20/2019:
I also love creating new foodss without a recipe!!! Your healthy cookies sound good to me!! I often buy foods for D that I am able to designate in my mind...that are just for him.....and it helps me stay away from them....could you find a place in a cupboard for foods that are just for your Dad?...Possibly clear a special place in the freezer for him also? Your boyfriends kind gesture was very thoughtful....definately appreciate his caring....very nice!!!

happy-1 on 08/20/2019:
Right? A new treat I never had before that was hot, fresh, and free in my kitchen.

The ice cream sandwiches are a weakness of mine also. I’m going to try to only buy himone at a time if I have to walk to the drugstore everyday and spend $4 to do it.

happy-1 on 08/20/2019:
He said yes because I asked him, but it was a leap of faith to ask him. I got all shakey when I asked.


grannyannie on 08/20/2019:
The cookies sound good and so much better than eating ice cream bars!

happy-1 on 08/20/2019:
Actually super yummy. I still ate two ice cream bars though


Horn_of_plenty on 08/20/2019:
yes, good job experimenting and having an alternative snack - the cowboy cookies. what made you think of this idea?

little by little is the best way to move, so you sound to be doing well, Happy. keep up the good work <3

also, nobody buys a "neon watch" so you are like most...

happy-1 on 08/20/2019:
Hunger! Too many odds and ends of packages left over from trying to help mom fight cancer... Cookie cravings... Not wanting to drive anywhere to buy cookies

happy-1 on 08/20/2019:
If nobody ever buys neon watches, Why are the Garmin colors so loud and ugly? https://www.rei.com/product/162720/garmin-forerunner-45s-gps-watch


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Donkey - Monday Aug 19, 2019
(Reduction of processed carbs & wishful exercise)
Weight: 136.0

Yoga Disaster Afterthoughts: 

The yoga studio is 2 doors down from this really good Mexican restaurant.  I hadn't had lunch before class, because yoga on a full stomach is not a wise choice.  Oh my word, after leaving the studio, as the cool air hit my brain --- so did the wonderful aroma of tortillas, salsa, Mexican spices.   Oh my....

(I mentioned this in my comments)  One of the first things the yoga instructor said was, "Yoga is not a workOUT, it is a work-IN".  Trust me when I say:  THIS WAS A WORKOUT.


Today was a bit stressful at work.  Again, people not showing up to work, phones start ringing, etc.

You know, it's OK if my boss wants to start pulling back a little bit and not being at the office as much, but then he needs to set boundaries, because otherwise I get stuck doing twice as much work, sending out extension requests on deadlines, because he isn't in the office.

He's not admitting to anyone -- in fact, I've heard him deny that he's pulling back.  But truth be told, he's just not here as much as I need him to be.  Well, I guess I'll just keep on extending out deadlines, asking for more time.


Got marvellous sleep last night.  Wasn't too sore from yoga, although I did feel some aches in my neck and my left hamstring and my right hip flexor.  I'm going to try to use my new weight bench tonight, but if I don't get to it, then tomorrow night might be a better option.  We'll see.

 

Progress as of today: 50.5 lbs lost and already at goal!

BearCountryGG on 08/19/2019:
You sound like you are having fun...I love your stories!!!


happy-1 on 08/19/2019:
Ha!!!!!!! I’ve actually made this mistake myself... and I am so glad that I am not the only one to do that. I hope you rated the instructor as “two farts up”.

Probiotics, greek yogurt, and kale/broccoli will also add to the general atmosphere of the class.

I had to find the Mad TV Sunrise Yoga class clip for you... https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=y_1NajgvvaY


happy-1 on 08/19/2019:
We’re not alone!!! https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/why-yoga-fart


happy-1 on 08/19/2019:
You know what... I just reread your post and realized I totally thought you did what I did and went for a big old bean burrito before class like who-not-me-not-ever did. Nevermind...


happy-1 on 08/19/2019:
Gah, just reread my own comment and realized I wrote that wrong... sigh...


grannyannie on 08/20/2019:
Yea, eating before yoga would be awful for digestion, not to mention calories. I learned the hard way not to eat before a massage.


Horn_of_plenty on 08/20/2019:
i'm guessing things at work will stay as per this new status quo unless your boss miraculously feels better :(

i'm glad you aren't too sore from yoga and mexican does smell nice!

i'll be using my weight bench tonight also :)


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