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Horn_Of_Plenty - Wednesday Jun 26, 2019
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 116.2

Happy Wednesday :) (My Thursday since i am off Friday, YAY!)

Home and at work: kombucha 80 (brought it to work) approx 100.

Breakfast: wrap 130, avo 100, everything seasoning, egg 70. 300. laying off coffee for now...

snacks: chocolate 60, coffee 60, a bar probably as i picked up two new flavors from Duane Reade this morning when i saw them :)

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Lunch: leftover tasty frank with potato bun from last evening's meeting YUM. and i have TONS of salad greens i bought and i have a little Ialian dressing for it...should be a nice meal for lunch. I may also do this for dinner, with my other frank, actually. ! I have two. i'm just missing mustard...i think i'll buy some at lunch to keep at work. I'm running low on it at home, anyways. it'd be tastier to have these franks with mustard....!

snacks: i have a couple fruits that need eating, pear and apple, maybe almonds too

dinner: the other frank and also the salad greens again with dressing..hot teas at work

at home: probably nothing, just hit the hay 

I should be home around 9pm-10pm.  I may walk some of the way, to get in some exercise tonight after work.

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I woke up before my alarm clock today and decided to get out of bed and go to work as early as i could without rushing. i arrived 1hr 15min early. today i'm going to make up the rest of my 3 hours of OT and also make up the hour of work for tomorrow when i need to leave early for the dr. that's 4 hrs OT today, working from 7:15am-7:45pm.  getting it done, so it's OFF my mind :)  I really didn't expect to come early today, only doing it because i woke up before my alarm and decided to just go to work early.

I was also in bed a tad late last night as i did my workout after the union meeting, ending the workout a little bit after 10pm. not too terrible and sleep is stil decent . Tonight I will sleep well, I am quite sure...

It will be a long day today, BUT, work is rather easy right now - the pace is very, very slow for me and i'm working totally at my own pace - there really isn't a rush. yes, there's deadlines, but really, it doesn't matter if i get these things in tomorrow or by next Wednesday. So, looking on the bright side to get thru this short but long week! all is seriously good!

also, i'm still not done with some other adjustments i'd like to make to my resume...so i will do that tonight.

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

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Horn_of_plenty - Tuesday Jun 25, 2019
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 116.2

2:30am apricots 80, seltzer (busy week, so sleep is going to be off - my brain wasn't ready to shut down), kombucha 50.

Breakfast: healthy avo 100, wrap 130, everything seasoning, egg 80. 310. coffee 50.

snacks: TBD almonds probably 200

healthy lunch: rest of the zucchini & veggies in tomato sauce leftovers 200, tofu 100, clementine (counted below) chips 300., cookie 100

3-4pm snacks: clementines 100, chocolate 100

7pm Dinner: not sure if i'll have a hot dog at the meeting? maybe a granola bar / coffee? not sure? hot dog in martin's potato roll 350 tops with mustard, and a salad 150 wtih dressing. big. 500, healthy!

8:30-10pm during exercise: aminos...drinks....apricot 50, chocolate protein nut butter 100, coconut water 50

10:15pm after exercise: also TBD. Bob's Red Mill PB Coconut Oats granola bar 230.

2230, decent for a longer type day.

2100 4day - 

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rainy day, there was a bus delay due to traffic and then the trains were packed. got to work 15 min late, but, nobody really knows and i have to leave on time (actually 10min or so early) to get to a union meeting after work back in my home neighborhood at 6, so i'll be leaving 10 to 5 for that. 

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I do still plan to take a lunch, hopefully it's not raining, to return a piece of clothing i bought the other day. it's linen pants - and it'll always need ironing - so i'm returning them before i even remove the tag. They were from H&M - they fit really well, but, the material is a waste to buy since i'm not big on ironing!

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After the meeting this evening, i'm sticking with my goals, skipping voting for the primaries (priorities point towards not having three obligations tonight all taking up time), and going to work out at home. i should get home between 7-7:30 and should be able to get a workout in and completed, if i don't get derailed by other things, by 9:30pm which is decent of course and not the latest hour in the world :)

 

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

Donkey on 06/25/2019:
I too had interrupted sleep last night. Not pleasant and thus had problems getting up today.

Well, you should sleep better tonight, hopefully!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 06/25/2019:
i hope to keep getting at least a minimum sleep - and plan to enjoy some sleeping in on Fri, Sat, and Sun :)


legcramps on 06/25/2019:
I hate ironing too! I try very hard not to buy any clothes that need to be ironed :)

Horn_Of_Plenty on 06/25/2019:
same - they had really nice wide leg no need to iron pants on sale, so i returned the linen, got two pairs of pants in its place and a dollar back! :)


happy-1 on 06/25/2019:
I want linen wide leg pants too but I hear you on the ironing.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 06/25/2019:
yeah, i do not like extra chores!


BearCountryGG on 06/25/2019:
No ironing for me either....I let the dryer do that!!!

Horn_of_plenty on 06/25/2019:
same!!! i try to hang my shirts as soon as i take them out of the dryer! :)

now, i just need to clean all my closets again & throw out a LOT of things so my shirts can hang and not get wrinkled bc the space is so tight! right now, everything in my closets is jam packed and creating a huge mess! not sure when, but, i'm eager to see what i have!


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happy-1 - Wednesday Jun 26, 2019
(Slow Carb + Yoga. Track fasting sugar.)
Weight: 216.3

Extra post because good news from the dentist warrants it!!!! Oral hygeine routine hasn't really improved but nutrition has... and for the first time ever, I have no plaque buildup, receeding, pocketed, or bleeding gums. 

Yay Rise nutritionist!!!

Except for the giant abcess that means I need to get an old baby tooth out ASAP. OW.

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

Horn_Of_Plenty on 06/26/2019:
SO AWESOME! so good health does help huh!? good to know! my hygeinist told me that i need to do better this time around LOL...

you have a baby tooth!?


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happy-1 - Tuesday Jun 25, 2019
(Slow Carb + Yoga. Track fasting sugar.)
Weight: 216.3

Kitty spent the night out of the crate last night. I had enough trust built up in him that I was going to try to sleep with him last night, but my dog was in bed already and he said "No thank you" very politely, then dug at my door to be let out. He then spent the entire night glued to my mom in her hospital bed. She really wasn't feeling well, and I deeply appreciate this little kitty keeping her company. Her mood this morning is a lot better than normal. Waking up and saying good morning to her was so much less heartbreaking.

Also tremendously relieved to see him go find his litterbox in his crate all on his own this AM.

Got anxious about bf last night. He doesn't want to do overnights on fridays or saturdays. Fri he sees his buddy for coffee till 1am. Saturday isn't fun for me because he has to be at his mom's by 9am. Also we just don't talk much anymore... so it's boring. I'd tell him I'm bored off my ass and not having fun, but I don't want to rock the boat right now.

Aunt wants her son to connect me with a consulting job 4.5 hours south (with traffic). I don't know how she thinks I can pull that off. I'm all PTSD from the drama, taking care of my mom at home, dad is headed to hospice next (he's eating emotionionally and bringing on dialysis). Plus there's still 3 hoarded rooms to clear out. And also... I just don't want to give up time with my mom. I know she's not her biggest fan... but my mom is still my mom.

Dental stuff today. I can do this.

Step 1... pants.

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

legcramps on 06/25/2019:
Have a good day today Happy!

happy-1 on 06/25/2019:
Thank you!!!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 06/25/2019:
So the kitty is really helping everyone :) Are all kitties house-trained this easily?

Good luck with the dentist.

i guess if you really don't want the 4.5hr away job, don't take it?

happy-1 on 06/26/2019:
After today, I am starting to see my aunt's point. I thought I was showing my parents how much I love them by spending time with them so they don't have to go into a home and do things with them, but my approach has been all wrong. Maybe a 4.5 hour away job would be a good thing.


BearCountryGG on 06/25/2019:
Happy to hear that the new cat is helping your mom....and i do believe that most cats will use a litter box automatially........when they have constant access to it...we have only had 1 that refused......he just neer did work out as a house cat.....and had to stay a barn cat.


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legcramps - Tuesday Jun 25, 2019

Weight: 0.0

Average sleep 17th to 23rd:  7 hours, 47 minutes

Workouts June 24th to 30th:

Monday - Swim 1.25 km  / Run 3.3 km  / Froyo with Friends 

Tuesday - Swim 1.3 km  / Coach

Wednesday - Slopitch

Thursday - Swim 1.5 km / BF's kid's graduation ceremony & supper

Friday - Swim 1.5 km / Coach

Saturday - Coach / Bike 40 km

Sunday - BF's kid's graduation family bbq


A friend was going for a run yesterday after work, so I jumped in with her for 3.3 km; I managed to hit a new PB (personal best) because she motivated me to move a bit faster than I normally do! I don't usually run with people, but I might have to reconsider that approach LOL. After having a frozen yogurt treat with friends, I went over to my godson's and we played baseball in the park across the street from their house until 8pm. I had some chicken and rice when I got home, then relaxed for about an hour before heading to bed.

I was in the pool again this morning for 1300 meters. I feel super bloated today from the frozen yogurt, and very gassy LOL. I will not be a joy to be around today.

It is so sad for me to say this, but I felt relief this morning when I got to work and a co-worker told me my boss wouldn't be in today :(  we have just not been seeing eye-to-eye lately (well, if i'm honest, it's been this way for awhile now). I know she is busy and stressed, but that doesn't mean her workload should roll over onto me, or that I should pick up her slack when i'm already overworked in certain areas trying to cover for other people. She gets paid big bucks to do what she does...and I did not apply for a management position so i'm not sure why i'm being held accountable for management's responsibilities!

Anyways, I need to let it go. I'm still working on practicing my "no's".

Coaching tonight after work! Then hopefully an early bedtime.

happy-1 on 06/25/2019:
LOL... Field promotion, no hazard pay.

legcramps on 06/25/2019:
Pretty much, and i'm over it.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 06/25/2019:
Congrats on a new PB in running! I also prefer to exercise ALONE. i DO motivate myself usually quite well and don't need my limits pushed any further lol. good job to you. sometimes a friend is more motivational actually..

isn't it nice that it remains light out later (i hear now it will begin, slowly, getting dark sooner :( how sad!) ...i'm relying on these late nights to get more physical fitness in during the longer days, making it so much easier to do so.

what if there was a pay raise involved?

legcramps on 06/25/2019:
I wouldn't be interested... healthcare is a very stressful environment these days, and to be honest with you I just want to do my job and then go home and not take it with me. That doesn't seem to be happening for me lately...always going home either frustrated or worrying over the next day's tasks.


BearCountryGG on 06/25/2019:
I also worked in the healthcare field...as a medical secretary....Love the job...and that was back in the early 2000's......even then there were stresses.....( hippa laws were beginning.....)....Like you...I also liked the leave work at work aspect.....but there lwsys seems to be office politics wherever you go.....


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Donkey - Tuesday Jun 25, 2019
(Reduction of processed carbs & wishful exercise)
Weight: 135.5

Many of comments made on my last entry were so insightful and helpful.  Thank you! 

Pulling back a bit on exercising.  Feeling like I'm overtraining (thanks, Happy!), so I'll be back next week, in a better place. 

Work.  I truly went in yesterday,  trying to have a fresh start from Friday's disaster.  Of course,  the $5000 mistake is the first thing the boss worked on.  This issue peppered the day,  until, at the end of the day,  I realized that, even though we made a mistake,  the real fault lies with the client, and it's his decision to make on what he wants to do.  My boss said,  "I'm not paying $5000" and at that point,  I realized that I no longer need to worry about this; it's no longer in my hands. 

I woke up at 1a when husband came to bed -- long story,  loud noise-- but I was having pains anyway.  In spite of this,  when I finally did get out of bed,  I felt pretty good and quite motivated to start my day.  

Really want to focus on my well-being and not let all this  chaos and crap distract me or bring me down from this goal. 

Progress as of today: 51 lbs lost and already at goal!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 06/25/2019:
The book I am now reading, A DIFFERENT BOOK AGAIN!, called Rules For A Night, by Ethan Hawke, is a short read but requires a lot of concentration FOR ME. like i said, it's a rather easy, short read. but, i have to sometimes read each little section a few times. not sure why it's affecting me this way, the book i mean.

however, this book I highly recommend to anyone who wants to improve themselves with honesty and integrity. you have those qualities, yes. but another thing to learn is we are all human. you can only do your best. even when you do your best, sometimes, accidents happen. and in the book, fatalities happen. but that's not at all related to your experience!!! LOL. that's a knight, not a paralegal!

But it is out of your hands, you have to let it go.

I think you are doing way better than a few years ago. Me too.

There's a whole chapter on the world seeming how you initally view it. there's these two families on a journey to resettle. one mother asks how the upcoming town they are venturing to is - is it full of nice people? the knight asks how her old town was - she answers how horrible the people were - thieves and liars. so, he answered to the woman that the upcoming town would probably be the same way for her! then, another woman they passed on the way with her family asked the same question. he asked her how her town she was leaving was. She answered, "lovely, the nicest people, we are so sad to leave!" and he told her that the town she was approaching would probably be another good experience for her family :)

it's how you see things...especially in your case at work. i have to tell you, you are very capable. keep on being your little J donk at work. do your best. practice to make better what went sour. Keep doing your best work. and you will be OK. My opinion. Keep your head on the positive things you have achieved, there are MANY.


legcramps on 06/25/2019:
I'm glad you were able to let it go!


legcramps on 06/25/2019:
Also - your last sentence. Yes. That's it in a nutshell!


happy-1 on 06/25/2019:
OM... Big hugs. Good article: When Everything is Awful and I'm Not OK

http://eponis.tumblr.com/post/113798088670/everything-is-awful-and-im-not-okay-questions-to


BearCountryGG on 06/25/2019:
Glad to hear that you got some closure on the booboo.....slap a bandaid on that one...it's over thankfully.


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BearCountryGG - Tuesday Jun 25, 2019
(WW)
Weight: 0.0

Rained all night so it will be an inside day...........time to gather the odds and ends together again and make use of them.......it is way too easy to shop...when I don't know what I already have on hand....so today....things will be gathered together ( of all kinds)...and set aside to use up.  Rainy days are great for this......I really want to paint the lawn furniture...but since it needs to be done outside...that is a no go.  I'm also ready to start some time management habits for myself..........I don't want schedules that make me antsy forcing me to do things when I'm not in the mood...but instead it will be a list of things to pick from...so I don't feel so ruled by rules.  Since I know that I do my best most productive work when I'm happy doing it......picking and choosing with spare time will keep the productive mode going....and keep me happy while accomplishing things at the same time.........Happiness is always my goal.  Getting necessities done is always an accomplishmnet which in turn also makes me happy.

Sorting through the fridge this morning I found a forgotten boiled egg and had to throw it away.......that is so wasteful and makes me sad....poor planning on my part wasted money and resourses.  But I did find some leftover potatoes that I turned into a tasty breakfast...kinda weird but tasty and full of potassium....for the win.  After parents who were from the great depression generation...and myself being part of the personal responsibility generation......hard work and waste not want not standards are apart of my DNA..........Can't shake those standards and really don't want to shake them....they have served me well in life.  On to the pantry to rotate the grocery stock...................always with food to last for 6 months at all times.........chatting with a co-worker once.....she kept no more than a couple of days worth of food in her house at any time...( and she had kids).......she made the statement that if a need or emergency ever existed...she would simply go take the food of those that were prepared for emegencies away...and feel no guilt about it at all......what  a sad commentary on society today......I look with respect at my ancestors.....they taught me well.....if the time ever comes I will happily give food to children....all else can go forrage for themselves. 

On another note.........my pants are too loose this morning to keep wearing them.....YEAH!!!!  Time to get the next size clothing bins out and find some replacements................................Thankfully I'm blessed with loads of energy today...there is a lot to do.  The backseat of my car will be full by the end of the day....so will likely head to donate tomorrow or even later today.

 

Donkey on 06/25/2019:
I agree with having a list of activities to choose from, rather than a strict list, unless it's something that has to get done or an appointment.

Glad the scope went well. A lot of suffering, in my opinion, for nothing. On to the next test in July... again, still hoping you get answers soon.

BearCountryGG on 06/25/2019:
That is exactly what he said too Donk....he felt all that prep was such a waste of time...I think that the July dr will get the answers...specialists are hard to get appts with quickly....but he is doing ok in the meantime....thankfully.

BearCountryGG on 06/25/2019:
I tried strictly scheduling my days.....and it was stressfull. When at work...work is work....but at home...I can be a lot more flexable.....and that's the nice thing about home.


legcramps on 06/25/2019:
It's nice to be able to spend time with happy tasks rather than feeling like you need to get it all done. Enjoy your day :)

BearCountryGG on 06/25/2019:
Yes it is...life shouldn't hurt!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 06/25/2019:
love the idea of the list and you choose each day! LOVE IT!

yeah, i also buy a lot and probably have enough odds and ends to last me at least 3-4 weeks if not more!

congrats on going down a size or two! that ALWAYS feels wonderful!

BearCountryGG on 06/25/2019:
Yes it does......boy are my old clothes out of style...LOL


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Horn_of_plenty - Monday Jun 24, 2019
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 116.2

update: at 5pm, i went downstairs quickly to starbucks & got some dinner to eat later AT WORK! - planning to leave at 7pm and go home and do the ladder - it will still be light out just enough:)  banging out 2hrs OT. getting it done - so i'm not doing this OT much longer thru July :)

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Good Morning! Despite a little soreness, i do FEEL VERY GOOD today.

kombucha 50

Breakfast: wrap 130, egg 80, half avo 150, coffee 30.  tasty!

snacks: Lily's sf chocolate 60, bar 210

lunch: my butternut squash soup 150 with 1/4 avo 100 and tofu 100 ...possibly chips 150 along with it. very satisfied. total 500. .

snacks: i have some clementines 100 , almonds 100, few more almonds 30...hungry so a little more Lily's 60

6:30-7pm light dinner before going home around 6:30pm: starbucks light egg/turkey bacon/cheese english muffin 250, iced hibiscus tea with stevia. chips 100

2150 today, success.

3day: 2050,excellent...tomorrow will be a CHALLENGE again.

before ladder: TBD, maybe dinner before going home - starbucks wrap -  maybe a granola bar and starbucks tea (indulgence! again!) - we'll see...

ladder workout: to do around 8pm - nice i can do it in my "backyard"...and not drive anywhere! :)

after ladder: maybe a wrap and fruit / tbd

 

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I woke up and laid in bed a little later than usual but was at work on time. it was a good morning. I'm prepared for the week, too, with lunches. it's a short week for me, 4 days, so i'd like to actually make them more productive. 

I decided on a short week because i have extra commitments for these 4 days..i'll write about those day by day as i do them!

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My plan is to work a simple half hour OT, not too much and not too little, then go home and do a quick ladder workout. :) i should be able to easily fit these two things in :)

At first, i had planned on "no OT" this week because it's involved enough, but, with supervisor in my room away, the ability to take a longer lunch, i'm thinking i should do at least a half hour or hour whenever i can :) over these next 2 weeks before she gets back and things are busier or feel busier at least with both of us working together again! :)

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

legcramps on 06/24/2019:
I have a short workweek as well this week, i'm so happy about that :) :)

Yeah, might as well get as much OT in now as you can, while you can take longer lunches. I say just get it over with and then you don't have to stress about taking it later :)

Horn_Of_Plenty on 06/24/2019:
I totally agree with you regarding the OT...but, there's one stipulation - i don't want it affecting my fitness progress after work. That's why i'm not doing that much today - i want enough energy later to do a ladder workout, not overeat, and go to bed in a timely manner!

so, yes, i'm getting the OT done earlier, but also not pushing my "more important" fitness plans to the side :) but you are right, i should get it done as quick as possible before she gets bacK!...i'll try to take really LONG lunches LOL to make it easier.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 06/24/2019:
YOU ARE SO RIGHT, LEGS!


legcramps on 06/24/2019:
LOL, absolutely! Everything in moderation, right?!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 06/24/2019:
EXACTLY!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 06/24/2019:
i did two hours! a lot longer than my planned 30min bc it is quiet, i do have monotonous work....and i got to get it done bc i cannot have a lot of weeks like this :)


BearCountryGG on 06/24/2019:
I need to find that Lily's chocolate...I'm hearing =so much about it!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 06/24/2019:
on amazon i bought it. i like the chocolate chips in a big or the chocolate bars. both are good. chocolate bars are a little sweeter than the baking chocolate, but i eat those baking chips too.


legcramps on 06/25/2019:
Nice job on the overtime!!!

Horn_of_plenty on 06/25/2019:
TY LEGS! :) just saw this comment now...hoping to bang more out, so i can have an easier week next week and not drag this annoying thing out!


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BearCountryGG - Monday Jun 24, 2019
(WW)
Weight: 0.0

Up at 4 this morning and headed for the hospital early.......D had his colonoscopy and it went just great......no problems....but I didn't think there would be.............he was so funny.....when they brought him back after it..they sent me back to his room.....he was so out of it!!!!  Laying there with one eye open and one closed....LOL......I told him that it sure happened fast and he said......" did I get one?"...I said "one what?"......He said...an OSCOPY!!!!!!.....a few minutes later the dr comes in and tells us the results..."very good"....and asked him if he had any questions......well...after a moments thought...he did have a question for the doc...."Whats the price of GOLD?????  Well...the doctor looked stumped.....I have NO IDEA where that came from...LOL...well...we can laugh about it now!!  Next appt  thursday.....not holding my breath for that one either........the big appt will be at the end of JULY....UGH....it is where i think the answers lie.

So...stopped at Mickey D's and had an egg mcmuffin......came home and had 2 cups coffee with the new reeses peanut butter chocolate whipped topping.....( nice addition to coffee).....a tiny amt of pasta with cheese and some pork cubes...and some ginger ale....after 4 1/2 days of liquids...it all filled me up quickly..........I definately lost some wt with this fast.......feeling great and would like to get some things done...but instead...I'm keeping it quiet and slow around here to keep D in the relaxing mode.....for the rest of the day.....otherwise...I know him...he would be outside cutting down trees or something.........He did have a nice long phone chat with one son...about this mornings events......they laughed like a couple of hyenas.........so happy so see them laughing.....there just isn't enough of that in the world right now.

 

Horn_Of_Plenty on 06/24/2019:
It's good to hear that so far D's tests have gone well. Fingers crossed for the rest.

with the reeses whipped topping, doesn't it melt RIGHT AWAY in the coffee? or did you have it SEPARATE? i'd like it separate oh yea! a little sugar and a little caffeine. YUM YUM.

yes, after fasting the stomach is def tight and gets full fast :)

Keep up the great work, good that you and your son could catch up!

BearCountryGG on 06/24/2019:
It did melt into the coffee...but it did add a nice flavor.


Donkey on 06/25/2019:
I've tried the Reese's creamer, which I would not get again. However, in a whipped topping might work!

BearCountryGG on 06/25/2019:
It's okay....I have the aerosol can...and while I like that is coffee...I don't think I would buy it again either.


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legcramps - Monday Jun 24, 2019

Weight: 0.0

Average sleep 17th to 23rd:  7 hours, 47 minutes

Workouts June 24th to 30th:

Monday - Swim 1.25 km  / Froyo with Friends

Tuesday - Swim 1.25 km / Coach

Wednesday - Slopitch

Thursday - Swim 1.5 km / BF's kid's graduation ceremony & supper

Friday - Swim 1.5 km / Coach

Saturday - Coach / Bike 40 km

Sunday - BF's kid's graduation family bbq


On Saturday I coached at the gym from 8am to 1pm. I had a couple of group sessions and then one team training session with the Special Olympics athletes from our area, which was a lot of fun to coach. After work we roto-tilled parts of my lawn and re-seeded it all (because we killed it last year when we tried to fertilize it), I cut the remaining grass, trimmed the bushes, and did laundry and dishes and cooked supper (steak fajitas).

On Sunday we enjoyed a lazy morning with waffles and eggs for breakfast, and I cooked a bunch of food for the week - chicken breast, spaghetti squash, black bean brownies, and energy bites. Then we went to the lake for the afternoon and did some open water swimming and kayaking. BF would swim and I would kayak beside him, then we would switch. We were out for about an hour, maybe a bit more. My goggles bugged me for the majority of my swim, but just as I was returning to shore they decided to stop leaking grr. We even put on our wetsuits (it was only 16 degrees celsius yesterday!) and got to practice swimming in them. We ended up with fajita leftovers, so we had that for supper and watched Baywatch (BF said open water swimming made him think of the movie LOL).

This morning I was going to sleep in, but BF left early to get in a workout of his own, so I changed my mind and got my swimsuit on. I did another 1.25 km in the pool, and my goggles worked perfectly fine WHAT THE HECK?! I definitely appreciated the warmer temperature of the pool.

This week, i'll be practicing saying 'no' to some work-related tasks. I am off on Thursday and Friday and I have meetings all day tomorrow. My Manager wants me to lead a Team Review on Wednesday afternoon, but that will mean I won't get my work done for the week. So. It has to be NO!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 06/24/2019:
GREAT average sleep, LEGS!

NICE JOB on getting a lot done on Saturday both at work and around the house. You sound like a superstar! Very motivating to me!

I love hearing about the foods you cooked Sunday, the ALL sound delish! I just found a cool recipe for Keto cookie dough balls. i will be making them, maybe tonight bc i think i every every ingredient! they use protein powder as one of the main ingredients.

You motivate me - one day i'm going to try swimming again, when it's convenient as it's not convenient right now for me to do any workouts that aren't within my own apt area. If i can't walk to it, i'm not doing it!

But, back to yu - swimming is amazing. it's strength workout too bc of the water preventing you from moving as fast as you would outside the pool. it's really the best cardio there is as well.

You DO have to put yourself first sometimes. everyone has limits. of course, IN MODERATION definitely when it involves work, but, you have to find your limits and stick to them sometimes.


BearCountryGG on 06/24/2019:
Goggles are funny that way......i think they need to be wet and have to work kind of like a suction cup....we went through a lot of them when we had a pool....and then ended up using all of them at times when we figured out we had to put them in the water first...then put them on...


Donkey on 06/25/2019:
So the goggles work after all! Good! That has happened to me - sometimes they work, sometimes they don't. Don't know why.

Your yardwork feats sound amazing... isn't it a good feeling to get it done? Like a clean house, a well kept yard is a joy to witness.


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Horn_of_plenty - Sunday Jun 23, 2019
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 116.2

Happy Sunday. Luckily, here in NYC areas, we're having wonderful Sunny weather all weekend, around 75F-80F. just perfect.

8am Breakfast: oatmeal cinnamon and spice packet (coworker left them at work, didn't want them so i took a few home) 160, raspberry flavored yogurt 120, tasted one of my peanut butter whipped cream desserts 50, iced coffee 40.  370

STRENGTH WORKOUT will take place soon, this morning / early afternoon:)

10:30-11:30pm Snack: whipped pb on snall rice cracker 150, chips 200

1pm snack: chocolate nut spread 100, lower cal drinks 50, 50

2pm lunch: wrap 130, mustard, sausage 120. soup 50.  300

dinner: salad, grilled shrimp, light balsamic dressing, bread with butter (YUM), half a bud light lime flavor and later on a big thing of strawberries. 700

1950, wonderful day.

2 day avg is 2000 - i KNOW i can do really well this week with calories :)

wasn't that active at all, but did do a strength workout and got some light walking in. also watched a good movie :)

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Snack before going out to a food fair with Ricky (unless plans changed LOL) we are just gonna watch a movie at his place and walk to a close dinner at the bar. we want to take it easy today! :)

FAIR for afternoon...

Earlyish dinner at a very close, walkable, neighborhood bar with GREAT food (like grilled shrimp (with lots of flavor) salads that are big and tasty!))

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Maybe some movie / Netflix show watching using my Amazon prime account tonight after our dinner.

It's Ricky's 59th bday....I SHOULD TEXT HIM!!! :) 

On Sparkpeople site, I'm saving TONS of recipes for future use. Lots of veggie recipes and even a curry recipe for veggies. I'm going to have TONS of options for slow cooking my veggies!  Also saving some slow cooker oatmeal recipes and dessert recipes.

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I was 15 min late yesterday to pick R up for the beach to go to the concert (we wouldn't have been late at all, but he wanted to leave at a certain time and i was late). he was textting me a lot while i was in the shower and unable to respond ASAP back. he got angry and decided to drive there without me & i decided to not drive there alone (and then have to drive back alone) as the beach is NOT close, it's around 45 minutes away and an hour if there's traffic (which there was - i saw on the road). So instead of going there, in separate cars, paying separate parking fees, going home then alone, i stayed back. I did apologize by text that i was sorry i was late. i am typically around 5-10 min late all the time with him. very typical of me!

he had invited a couple other people, so, he wasn't going there to be alone. another reason i didn't feel bad to stay home. 

so i drove to the park and walked a couple miles & did more cooking last night. And i called my female friend, Christine, and we caught up a bit over a longer phone call. And that was nice.

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

Donkey on 06/23/2019:
Good plans for today! I guess it's too bad that last night didn't work out. Probably just wasn't meant to be...

Who would have thought to find recipes on Sparkpeople? Wow! But now that you mention that, I do recall that they have a LOT of recipes there. What a great idea!!!

Horn_of_plenty on 06/23/2019:
yeah, it's ok about last night. and today's plans changed slightly too, but, we did watch a movie later in the afternoon followed by a good dinner at the bar by us which is also a VERY good restaurant. HIGH quality food there! yum!

Some of the recipes on Sparkpeople are repetitive but there are some REALLY good ideas and also good desserts and some sugar free things.


happy-1 on 06/23/2019:
Hugs. Good for you for maintaining long friendships.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 06/24/2019:
YES...thank gosh - doing better at this now than in my earlier years.


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happy-1 - Sunday Jun 23, 2019
(Slow Carb + Yoga. Track fasting sugar.)
Weight: 216.3

 

SO TIRED.

Yesterday, I walked 3+ miles with errands, not a big deal but it was in the full sun and I had a 9.5lb tomcat in my purse that felt like 20lbs on the way home. Lots of people got excited about a cat in a purse and took photos. I will now remember to plan my outfit choices more carefully!!!

Then I did chores all night. Fell asleep last night in the chair next to my mom. Woke up about 3am to change her and just kept doing chores for 9h straight.

Chores included making healthy versions of "Just Crack N Egg" with uncured chicken sausage and veggies. My dad has actually figured out how to make them up as omletttes for himself.

The cat continues to be a solace to my mom. I have no idea how I would do this without him. He knows how to earn his spot 100%. He's trying to curl up with me in my bed, which besides the 6" of personal space my dog demands, is the only sacred thing my dog won't share. She shows big white teeth as soon as he hits the bed. This prompts me to pick him up and put him out with my mom and also hang out there with her (and finish putting away all the clean laundry). Somehow he changes the energy and I can stand to be there next to her. She's so unhappy and angry. The cat changes it into a mellower verson that allows me into her space. Still haven't gone through the family photos yet... Just the wrong vibe. I change her wrong, I'm too rough helping her turn over (mostly I don't have enough fine motor control on the right side), she hates the tv signal quality, nothing is right.

Today was especially hard. I am having dental problems that may be an abcess... But I got super sick changing her diaper and wasn't enough of a help to my dad. It was a family drama. I was able to book a caregiver for several days so that I can get to a dentist appointment and recover after.

Not really eating right. Just kind of grabbing (too many) snacks here and there instead of real meals.

One foot in front of the other.

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

legcramps on 06/24/2019:
I'm so glad you have that cat. I completely understand how an animal or another human being can change the whole vibe in a room for the better; sometimes, it just takes the focus off of you, and that's all that is required. I'm very sorry that you're struggling, but happy to hear you will take a few days to get yourself checked out and also recover.

You are doing such a fantastic job. You should know that.

happy-1 on 06/25/2019:
Hugs. Thank you.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 06/24/2019:
how cute, the cat in the purse as long as it doesn't pee???

also, great job on walking 3mi! that's a really good mileage right there!

That's good your dad is prepping some of his own food.

Your mom is having the worst of times - so her personality may change a LOT from what you are used to bc of her sickness / the prescriptions. i have seen this in the past in my own grandmother.

keep some healthy snacks much more conveniently around, it should help you. one other thing a can recommend is that you always have a light drink around - like seltzer (i continuously sweeten mine with stevia - gotta order more stevia now actually!!), and other light drinks. they'll give you the "oral fix!


BearCountryGG on 06/24/2019:
Oh...I'm feeling so bad for your family right now...these are especially tough times....I hope your mom finds comfort in your care of her...I'm sure she appreciates tou so much.....she is just mad at her circumstances right now...not you! The new cat sounds like a very important member of the family right now...even if the dog isn't quite sure....


Donkey on 06/25/2019:
I agree and echo all the comments made above. You're doing a fantastic job, handling everything in this very difficult time.

The cat stories are heartwarming...


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Maria7 - Sunday Jun 23, 2019
(Prayer and counting calories)
Weight: 159.0

 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

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Hello, Friends.  

 Thank you for your prayers for my very dear, sweet Aunt.  She went to be with the Lord this week.

She was Mom's only Sister.Auntanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567 She  was a very loving, sweet, Christian Aunt.  She was almost 91 (next month), almost 3 years older than Mom.  I will never forget her and I will always love her.

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

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Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 46 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

Donkey on 06/23/2019:
I'm so sorry to hear this, Maria. May she be at peace in Heaven with the Lord. (((hugs)))


happy-1 on 06/23/2019:
Sounds like you come from a line of strong women. I think we all get reunited on the other side. Hugs.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 06/24/2019:
Yes, may your dear Aunt who lived a long life rest in peace forever. It's nice you will always have fond memories of her :) I'm sorry of this difficult time.


legcramps on 06/24/2019:
So sorry for your loss


BearCountryGG on 06/24/2019:
Thinking of you and your love for your dear aunt....I'm sure she appreciated your loving attention.


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Donkey - Sunday Jun 23, 2019
(Reduction of processed carbs & wishful exercise)
Weight: 135.5

Something just isn't right, on an emotional level, I think....  might be physical and I'm just not picking up on it.

I have been carrying around the work thing with me, even though I've managed to put it in a place where it's not dominating every waking moment.  I'm not thinking about it, but rather dreading having to deal with this on Monday.  I really wish I could afford to retire.

I did not post again yesterday, but it turned out to be a pretty good day.  I stayed busy, anyway.  Got a nice long walk in with my daughter.  Tried a new upper body dumbbell routine.  I'm going to try this for a week or two, to mix things up.  I did indulge with a little too much ice cream after dinner, but now it's gone so I won't have to think about it any more.  All 3 of us worked on the gutter problem we've been having.  Hopefully that fixed the problem.  It was gross.

I had a hard time getting out of bed this morning.  Let's just say I did not wake up to joy, that's for sure.  Part of the problem is that I stayed up too late reading. Finally DID get up, though, to find that this morning is a beautiful day.  I guess the forecasted 80% chance of rain is coming this afternoon....  The sky has turned from sunny to bright but cloudy, so I'm going to log off here now and get ready for an outdoor walk.

 

Progress as of today: 51 lbs lost and already at goal!

BearCountryGG on 06/23/2019:
Are you getting enough B vitamins???? They are the happy vits.......also if you are still doing keto.....it's hard on the moods......If you really need to just retire.....downsizing may be what needs to be done......is that a possibility? Maybe you would be happier in a different line of work? Pretty much all jobs have times of stress...I've never had one that didn't.....but some jobs are just easier to leave and forget for the day.

Donkey on 06/23/2019:
You might have something there about the vitamins. I take a multivitamin but that might not be enough.

You're 100% spot on about stress at any job. My job is hard for me to leave at work. In fact, I texted the Associate attorney that he has a 9a closing tomorrow that will require travel time, just as a friendly reminder. Ugh...


happy-1 on 06/23/2019:
Hugs. Disrupted sleep is also hard on the moods. As is overtraining.

Donkey on 06/25/2019:
Yep -- overtraining. Hasn't thought of that, but I think you're right. Pulling back this week.

Thank you for pointing that out. Extremely helpful!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 06/24/2019:
with the work thing, you cannot change the past. but you can just be positive (as you were about solutions about the work thing) going forward. try to think of it as "LINDA my coworker" would do .... she'd want to move past it, fit it, and move on! (i do understand you though, completely!)

Your Saturday sounds eventful and productive, nicely done!

My morning was like yours, but i did sleep enough. just on the weekend, i got used to MORE sleep! lol, seems i should DEF keep on getting extra sleep as it does feel good when i can!

Sometimes you need more sleep than you think you do (my opinion!)

We've been having a lot of rain in the past 2 weeks also - but weekend was nice.

maybe the rain will stop so you can walk at lunch.

wishing you continued success and positivity. you are needed at your job, you do good work, i can tell. push forward with it, don't let a mistake bog your future work!

Donkey on 06/25/2019:
Tried to go in wth a lighter heart. Not sure that worked the whole day, but I left in a better place mentally.


legcramps on 06/24/2019:
I hope your workday goes well today; i've been carrying around unnecessary work stress lately as well. I think we both need to figure out how to deal with this 'abusive relationship' we call work.

Donkey on 06/25/2019:
I almost quit yesterday, but held my tongue. Your insightful comment is keen. I think you're right, this is abusive, so now I have to figure out how much of that I allow to happen, and how much abuse is actually there.


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BearCountryGG - Sunday Jun 23, 2019
(WW)
Weight: 0.0

D is on clear liquids only today...and this no cooking for 2 days sure is making my life easier...LOL

Sticking to this liquids only again today....clothes are looser and I'm full of energy.......and I'm suspecting that food just bogs me down....reminds me of my very active years past...full of energy and a small appetite....personally...I think I run much much better on minimal food..........

Tomorrow bright and early we will head to the hospital 45 minutes away for his colonoscopy........he will be starving immediatly after...and will want an egg mcMuffin...LOL.........maybe I will break my liquid fast then too...will wait and see...............

so far today 2 cups coffee and 1 cup almond milk., pomegranate juice, ginger ale.

Donkey on 06/23/2019:
As I recall from my own experience, the clear liquids wasn't the problem but rather the cleanse at the end. I hope you get some answers.

BearCountryGG on 06/23/2019:
They started with dulcolax last night...now at 1...a whole bottle of miralax...then at 6 tonight...more dulcolax.......gonna be a fun afternoon and evening for him......


Donkey on 06/23/2019:
Hope it goes well for D tomorrow!

BearCountryGG on 06/24/2019:
He did great...thanks for the thoughts


happy-1 on 06/24/2019:
Prayers for D!

BearCountryGG on 06/24/2019:
Thank you...it went well.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 06/24/2019:
Yes, thinking positive thoughts for D!

Yes, food can DEF bog a person down especially when in high volumes! oh yeah!

i hope you find this time a time of release :)

talk soon!

BearCountryGG on 06/24/2019:
Nicest and longest liquid fast I've ever been on...and it was nice to say the least


legcramps on 06/24/2019:
Ugh, colonoscopies! No fun!

Have a good day today :)

BearCountryGG on 06/24/2019:
Yeah...UGH! But it's done now.


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grannyannie - Wednesday Apr 19, 2017
(Healthy low cal - cardio and muscle workouts)
Weight: 153.8

HOP, dry eyes is almost always age related.  Very common especially for women once you get around menopause age.  I've had it more than 20 years.  Some things make it worse - looking at a computer screen too long, caffeine, not getting enough fluids, antihistamines, steroid nasal sprays and low carb diets.  I take antihistamines and use a steroid nasal spray.  But I use the spray infrequently.  

Not totally sure if I can completely blame the low carb diet for my eyes getting so much worse, but I figure I'll go back to what works (when I stick to it faithfully).  I use eye wash every morning and dry eye drops throughout the day.  Usually it is under control.

Had a great time with family.  Grandson shared his chocolate, and I also had red wine, but no beer.  

Menu:

Cals:  1408

Home workout:

Pasted in the wrong home workout:


Lower:

 

Gym:

Resistance:

 

Progress as of today: 13.2 lbs lost so far, only 13.8 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/19/2017:
Yeah - if your eyes get more dry on the low carb it is a sign that perhaps you should, as you are doing yes, re-evaluate your plan yes.

keep up the good work Annie.

I look up to you.

oh...also diet drinks like the diet coke may have an effect on your eyes because of the caffeine / diet sugar stuff in the ingredients. but like you said, many on the diet experience the dry eye symptom too.

I wish you a good day, surrounded by kind people and the beautiful outdoors.

I am so thankful for all my life experiences. If i didn't have them growing up and throughout adulthood, i'd never be the person I am today. Thank gosh for all the experiences my parents gave me and also I have myself. Especially before I entered this job, 6.5 years ago...

to see the world.

grannyannie on 04/19/2017:
I buy caffeine free diet coke, mostly because I like it at night watching tv and don't need the caffeine.

All our experiences together make up who we are today. Even the mistakes.


Donkey on 04/19/2017:
Well done Annie! Calorie control is difficult for me, so I give you props.



Horn_of_plenty - Saturday Jun 22, 2019
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 116.2

Good Morning :)

7:30am Quaker cinnamon and spice oatmeal 160 with almond milk 20, yogurt 80, and kombucha 60. 320. thinking to go back to sleep...

10am wrap 130 and pb 150 280, whipped cream 100

noon pear 50, strawberries 100, iced coffee 30, Stroopwaffle pasty 150

3pm egg with salt / pepper 

4pm sausage 100, cooked veggies 50, peanut butter later on 100

6:45pm strawberries 150 (yes, an entire quart)

8pm peanut butter 100, some whipped cream / peanut butter 100, chocolate chips 50

9pm light dinner: wrap 130 with mustard and egg white 20 and small amount cured sausage 100. total 250 :) and some seltzer mixed with cherry juice 50.

2050 :)

and since plans changed for today, i also got a walk in at the park, 2 miles.

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 Just relaxing today...for most of the day...

I went on the Sparkpeople nutirition / weight loss / recipe online site and am loving the recipes. I am now getting motivated to cook and also make some of the easy recipes I found!  I found a peanut butter cool whip recipe to make :)

Right now cooking a butternut squash soup in slow cooker, later to blend in my Nitro blender!

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Nice plans for later include going out to a Hibachi Dinner the night before Ricky's bday. Luckily, i have a $25 off coupon i got from going with another friend and we haven't used it in over 2 years...so i'm using it with Ricky. :) It'll cover half the meal!  Then, we are headed to a free concert on the beach, Bob Marley tribute band.

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It's really an easy day and laundry was done Thursday evening already.

To-Do List to be prepared for next week:

4pm Going out now to do! Ladder Workout - shoud def get it done today although my legs are a little sore? ...we'll see how i feel in a bit - really should do it. - really the only must.

DONE! Get kombucha to get me thru 2 weeks (but this can def wait until next friday also..)

DONE !Cook/Buy Veggies so i don't have to buy lunch when i make my own just as well :)...figure out what veggies are left, get a recipe & make it (i may not go out today at all to supermarket)

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Last night working late at work, I revamped my OLD 2011 resume and made it suitable for future use now. Just to have as it really sucks when you need to produce a resume and you have to do it from scratch! I changed most things, but it was nice to have a format going for me and not do it 100% from scratch.

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Also since coworker is away, another thing I am working on is planning & setting up my calendars going all the way into and past January 2020. I am a BIG planner. I told Ricky I'd go with him to Vegas in the winter since i have JetBlue credit card points and it will cover a good percentage of the flight. we'll also stay in a VERY cheap place, like a hostel, so this vacation is not wrecking our bank accounts. I'll review to make sure where we stay is clean.  Ricky and I need to decide if we will go in January/February or March. I prefer later in the Winter or MidWinter - we will see.

 

 

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

Donkey on 06/22/2019:
I hope you get your ladder workout in today.

Horn_of_plenty on 06/22/2019:
it's prob the only thing i do of that list. really relaxed day, resting & sleeping :)

Horn_of_plenty on 06/22/2019:
and a little cooking and recipe searching for more new, fun treats i can make at home! i just love being able to cook whatever i want and for it to be turning out better and better :) and not have to rely on restaurants or takeout as much anymore!


BearCountryGG on 06/22/2019:
It's always good to keep that resume ready and up to date......one of those things that so often get forgotten!!!

Horn_of_plenty on 06/22/2019:
yes, i may need it in a year or need it for something else entirely. good to have it. i still need to make a few changes in the structure to make it more reader-friendly: list my two electrical field jobs together with skills combined below them both instead of skills below each similar job separately....well, maybe. now that i write this, the skills i listed for each job were different, so, maybe i'll just leave it as it is.


Donkey on 06/23/2019:
You might be able to find some cheap hotel deals. You'll start getting promos and deals like you wouldn't believe. Some nice hiking up at Red Rock!

Horn_of_plenty on 06/23/2019:
Yes, i'll take suggestions since you have gone to Vegas a lot, right? We'll take it easy IF we go - we both tend to be "downers" in the wintertime so we'll see how R feels about planning a trip at the end of the summer for Winter. I'll take any suggestions you have. it'll be a relaxed trip, not a party :) he just wants to gamble playing craps...and i just want some nice weather :) thanks!


happy-1 on 06/23/2019:
Look at express deals on Priceline and hot rates on Hotwire... but you know that!

Horn_of_plenty on 06/24/2019:
i don't know that - thank you for reminders...please remind me AGAIN in the fall! :)


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BearCountryGG - Saturday Jun 22, 2019
(WW)
Weight: 0.0

Finally a quiet day here today....D  is prepping this weekend for a colonoscopy on Monday...so since he is have a soup and cracker kind of day  ( tomorrow is totally clear liquid for him).....I thought it would be a good time for me to do a few days of a liquid diet...different for me than him......I'm on day 3...but where he will be clear liquids tomorrow...i've been on a liquid of any kind.......This is one of my go to ways to drop some weight...over a 3 or 4 day period of time.  I usually drop 3 to 5 pounds on this...and it always energizes me.......I can't say that I'm getting a lot of nutrition ( but I do take vitamins during it to cover that)...and basially I drink anything I want.......

Thursday...I had 2 cups coffee, a bottle of vanilla premier protein, 1 mini cup sf jello, Cookies and cream flavor Muscle milk, and a cup of chicken broth, a cup of hot tea, and a cup of hot chocolate......calories only came to 411

Friday = 1  cup coffee, 1 vanilla Muscle Milk, chicken broth, SF jello, regular bottle vernors ginger ale, 2 cups hot chocolate, chocolate Muscle Milk ...calories came to 491

Today so far ......2 cups coffee with 3/4ths cup milk and a pkt of truvia, Chocolate muscle milk, chicken broth and a cup of hot chocolate, snapple

 

It always concerns me about the low calorie intake but I feel GREAT....so since it is only a few days......I don't think it hurts anything....it definately does flatten the belly...and takes away any fluid retention.......Yesterday I did work to raise the cals a bit...and today hope to at least get those higher again.......along with this I'm also drinking lots of water.

Still waiting for answers on D........he does have another drs appt later this week....and at least one other in July....still hoping for answers....I'm sticking to my own diagnosis for him....I still think it's bladder/kidney stones.......but we shll see.

 

Horn_of_plenty on 06/23/2019:
WOW only 5% of dieters keep the weight off!? dayum!

I like your fast over a few days of liquids only. sounds nice. and yes, i'd enjoy the chicken broth too, how nice!

What made you decide on buying Muscle milk drink? is it the lighter version? do you like it? will you buy again? and I have the same questions regarding your Vanilla Premier protein drink...please let me know your opinions on both brands!

I think that a low calorie intake is def ok over a few days as a break from your typical patterns. I do think it can give your internal organs a rest / time to cleanse.

Good luck to D :O I'm wishing him the best.

BearCountryGG on 06/23/2019:
Those protein drinks first came into the house because both sons recommened them for D......but they raisd his sugar levels ( he's diabetic)...so now it's up to me to use them up......They are good....they work well as a creamer for coffee...quite tasty really....I was using them for these liquid days because I needed the calories......questionable sugars in them though


Donkey on 06/23/2019:
The Premier Protein shakes are supposed to be low-carb. Lots of keto-ers go to them. But if it spikes one's blood sugar levels, then that's no good - even if they taste good.

I'm seeing now that different foods affect each individual person differently. (Huge debates on this on keto FB pages, let me tell ya...) So one really has to go with what works for him or her. What works for me might not work for you or her or him, etc.


happy-1 on 06/24/2019:
Try Orgain for a less processed shake.


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happy-1 - Saturday Jun 22, 2019
(Slow Carb + Yoga. Track fasting sugar.)
Weight: 216.3

The hospice social worker and the nurse tag teamed my dad and talked him into giving me a night off and getting in a caregiver. God bless them. Left parents and pets at home with a very nice lady who has a million pets herself and totally understood having to supervise a cat you adopted during an “impulse control moment” and have to completely redo the house to accommodate. Bless her! I’m assuming no calls means no drama. I should probably call, but... eh.

I write this from the bathroom of a nice hotel room with free breakfast and a quiet bathtub I do not have to  get out of because anyone else needs to use it... and then sleeps in there for two hours. And in the room watching tv and drinking coffee is my very hot kickboxing boyfriend. 

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

Donkey on 06/22/2019:
Oh my -- this sounds LOVELY! I'm so glad for you!!!! LOL on the cat supervision - I get it.

If this goes well, perhaps your dad will be open to having this happen again. You needed this so very badly!

happy-1 on 06/23/2019:
Dad is s little grouchy about this. I guess she didn't do any of the chores on my list. She was overwhelmed. All I did was write down what I would have done if I was there the hours she was there. Augh. No wonder I'm exhausted.


BearCountryGG on 06/22/2019:
I'm so happy that you are getting this time for yourself....and I agree...no phone calls mean everything is just fine!! Have a great weekend!!!

happy-1 on 06/23/2019:
Thank you! Big hugs!


Horn_of_plenty on 06/23/2019:
yes, wow! how nice! and with your kickboxing BF! lucky you tonight. yeah, don't worry about any calls...that's great!

I hope you had a wonderful time Saturday night! :) Sounds much better than ANY of my saturday night adventures recently, i'll tell you that!

happy-1 on 06/23/2019:
Hugs. They will get better. You are an independent adventurer.


Donkey on 06/23/2019:
I'm so proud of you.


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Donkey - Saturday Jun 22, 2019
(Reduction of processed carbs & wishful exercise)
Weight: 135.5

 So something happened at work on Friday afternoon that is weighing heavily on my mind...  I'm writing about it here, in hopes that I can "leave" it here and move on with my weekend.  I do NOT want this to affect my ability to relax and recharge.  Things like this tend to weigh heavily on my mind and ruin the present moment.  

 
Basically, what happened was Mistakes Girl -- working on autopilot and not double checking her work -- made a mistake with a deadline date.  This was caused by a glitch in the software we use.  We both were aware of this issue, but I forgot about it and apparently so did she.  I double check all of her work, but forgot about this computer problem.
I blame myself for forgetting that this was a problem that needed to be - at the very least - monitored.  This is a $5000 mistake.  Yep.  Theoretically, we both should be fired for a mistake like this, but fortunately (?) my boss isn't like that.
 
There's really no sense in blaming or rethinking what went wrong.  We can only move forward to reconcile THIS mistake and then take steps to make sure that this STOPS happening.  (We went through all of my open files and found mistakes just like this in 6 other files!!) 
 
Now I don't want to dwell on this any more, unless it's to think of a better solution.  But frankly, I don't even want to spend my days off thinking about ANYTHING with work.  Maybe I'll talk to my husband about this.

 
I need a distraction.  I think a walk would be a good idea.  I wanted to do a little keto baking today too, but I'm not sure that will come to fruition.  Tomorrow (Sunday) would be a better day for baking because the chances for rain are higher.

I truly had every intention of weighing in today, but the husband was around, and I'd rather weigh-in in private, if that makes sense.  I will write more later today.

Progress as of today: 51 lbs lost and already at goal!

BearCountryGG on 06/22/2019:
I say...forget about work glitches on your day off....Business owners need to have the business in mind 24/7 ( been there...done that)...but employees get paid only at work....and I doubt if they are paying you to keep running through work problems in your head...so THIS IS YOUR TIME!!! Accidents happen.....you did what you could about it.....and hopefully you will enjoy the rest of your weekend......I hear you about the scales and privacy.....


Horn_of_plenty on 06/23/2019:
You took the steps to prevent this issue from happening in the future with the 6 other files. Also, next time there's a computer glitch problem, don't put that file aside but your other work aside and fix the glitch issue ASAP. but either well, we make mistakes. at least you did actions to prevent it again in the near future. you did good. see the positive in your actions after the accident happened.

I actually did sorta a keto recipe but not really with the cool whip mixed with peanut butter it's almost too easy to be called a keto dessert or recipe. i want a donut or cake keto recipe. just gotta find the time i want to spend on it. lately, i'm more about cooking food :) like veggies and meat!

don't worry about the glitch, just LEARN from it. that's all you can do. stay positive. and if boss brings it up, show him how you're working on prevention for the next time :)


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