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horn_of_plenty - Wednesday Jul 28, 2021
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 110.0

 25.00 July Sunshine Hours. (based on my scheduled plans, July will have better exercise / hours in the sun compared to all the months preceding it...and that's how summer should be ;) ) 

Lookahead Dates: Last TOM - 6/30...

Business Law - Sesson 5 - 8/23/21 thru 10/8/21.

Accounting Exam 4 (Chapters 7, 11):

Topic 11 - Liabilities - Purchasing & Payables - in progress..

Topic 12 - Liabilities - Note Payables and other Current Payables

Topic 13 - Liabilities  - Employee and Payroll Accounting

Topic 14 - Accounting Information Systems

Accounting Final Exam: all chapters review..; notes can be used i was told. I will have to make tabs on my notes just to know what sections to turn to when reading the question, knowing what topic it's referring to. Might also make tabs on formulas on my notes, for easier reference, we'll see based on how much time i choose to study for it and if i get more than one attempt to pass it..first i gotta get thru test 4...


Wed, 7/28/21

Breakfast: banana med 150, waffle and pb 200, coffee 50. 

snacks: close to 10am, 200.

Lunch: healthy - tofu 100, rice 200, sauteed spicy veggies 100?, few tomatoes 50 450-500

snacks: clementine 50;pb filled pretzels 150

1300....

dinner: TBD; have food at home...thinking cheese on an eng muffin toasted


15 min walk before work. (recorded)

15 minute litter cleanup (there's a dumpster on property so it's very easy to clean/dump) before driving home. (recorded)

after work - leg exercises maybe before driving home; n/a for recording.

bike at home during TV shows...(TO BE RECORDED)

 TOM is coming soon, would be best if it came after Friday...but that's doubtful, so hopefully it will come later today/tomorrow so i'm not surprised Friday at the beach LOL.


Thurs, 7/29/21


Friday, 7/30 - Vacation Day #6

need to confirm time (not too early to meet up by me as less traffic later on) beach with Christine.. planned just this past Monday after work; i'd say it's ok - people taking off often lately. it's much easier to drive to beach during the week than the weekend because of (i am sure) a bit less traffic during the day Friday in the directions we are going.  And it means my weekend can continue as originally planned, with farm Sunday :)

 


Saturday, 7/31

Exam 4 - Studying Topic 11..

 


Sunday 8/1 - August Already!

Almost take Exam 4? (might need to do it the following weekend??)

Farm Sunday 1-4pm

 check my progress in accounting course........


8/13 - Friday, Vacation Day 7

May not be done with accounting by the 8/13 weekend; 

Weekend of fri afternoon 8/13-8/16 sunday AM....totally signed up last minute for this educational seminar with the club i'm in thru union (gave into the guy asking i participate)..not sure the topic is great (Covid - like i really need more education on this!?)...we'll see how it is. anyways, i'll prob take days off before/after this event as it's going to take most of the weekend (sleepover 2 nights out east) and i'm totally not ok with working straight, a weekend away for "work" and then back to work with no days off...so i have to plan for this. my parents will be there too...but we'll see...it's a lot of sitting in class, will try to at least get minimal amounts of exercise i like on this weekend..


8/16 - Monday, Vacation Day 8

8/17 - Tuesday, Vacation Day 9 - Volunteer AM at farm? or PM...

Progress as of today: 5 lbs lost and already at goal!

bearcountrygg on 07/28/2021:
Ain't nobody needing that at the beach!!!!


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bearcountrygg - Wednesday Jul 28, 2021
(calorie deficit)
Weight: 0.0

Slept like a log.......

Next door neighbors are up here...( they live downstate).....and boy are they loud...screaming ,music, chasing each other around and throwing things at each other.....then screaming when they get hit...( maybe paintball?....don't know...but these people have the scream down!!!  To top it off the Mom cackles like a hyena!!!!  Awesome lungs on these people...The main thing I think  about is that our houses are at least 200 feet apart......I can only think that when their downstate neighbors see them packing to come up here...that they are celebrating their own peace and quiet for a few days...LOL........our peace comes when they leave......and I'm learning to go to sleep with their music at 10...and the windows are closed........kind of like a manic lullaby.  I can only laugh..............quietly..behind my closed doors and windows.......I forget sometimes how annoying people are...and then I'm reminded.......Glad I live here and these people go home eventually.

It's errand day........lots of stops......

Prices were crazy when I shopped 2 days ago.........the meat counter was loaded...like never before.....but it was loaded with packages of meat between $30 and $60........everyone was looking...and walking away........I will go in today and see if there are any less expensive pkgs.....if not....then I will walk by again too.  Eggs that a few months ago were 99 cents a dozen are now over $3...........I come home with little and am glad that there are some things here already to fill in with. 

Our small local chain store was well stocked........but prices are super high.......people were buying little........wondering how long they will stay open at this rate. 

I know for me......counting/listing/monitoring my daily food makes me think about food too much...when I don't write it down...I think about it only marginally.......best to not think I guess.

EDIT

Back from some errands.........ended up buying 2 pork chops in a pkg for almost $7.......maybe it's time to become vegetarians.......had a bit of a mix up at the cash register.........I really have always liked this cashier......she is in her 70's.......and I hadn't seen her since this covid thing started.......while she is ringing up my food I asked her if she had stamps...she said yes...I said good. .that I wanted some.....and she continued with my food...( they always finish the groceries first and add how many stamps you want last) she then went on to ring up my total.,,,but never asked how many books of stamps I wanted..and  didn't give me any stamps...then she said she had to wait  for the drawer to get opened by a manager...then she said she charged me for them but it wasn't on the reciept...she went over it several times.....nope.......I told her that i wanted 4 books of stamps but we hadn't discussed the number...she then blamed me for her not dealing with the stamps before she totaled my order. which  did not have any stamps on it..LOL...she was so confused....I felt bad for her...I told her that it was okay...She can just ring up the stamps by themselves as a second order......she never thought of that...........She looked like she was going to cry....she looks like she had aged 10 years in the last year and a half.........I doubt if she will be able to work much longer...she was so confused and actually didn't think of just ringing them up on a separate order...she really didn't know what to do....yet she had worked there for many years prior......That break of not working because of the pandemic really took it's toll on her......she looked so scared as if they were going to be mad at her.......but when she found out that she could just ring them up sererately...she smiled......problem over.....she never would have been so confused in the past........it just made me sad..........

I remember a quote and don't remember who said it........but Depression is worry over the past.....Anxiety is worry over the future.............

Jacky82020 on 07/28/2021:
What horrible neighbors! Hope they don’t stay long.

I was shocked by the price of beef Sunday at this little Italian market that is always much cheaper than Walmart. Paid $67 for 2 small chuck roasts & 5 steaks, I am not into beef beyond an occasional fast food hamburger but buy for the husband. Cooked one of the chucks in a crockpot with carrots and potatoes. Only ate the vegetables myself. He will have only get one more meal out of the mini roast.

bearcountrygg on 07/28/2021:
I can do without major servings of meat too...I often just cook it for D.


Donkey on 07/28/2021:
Oh dear, sorry that the neighbors are back. I wonder how long they will stay... Do you have a box fan that you can turn on at night, to drown out their noise?

bearcountrygg on 07/28/2021:
I do.....I hadn't thought about that...thanks for the idea. Last night...they got quieter with their mouths...but the music got louder and I have no idea what they were up to but they were walking around holding things that were burning.....witchcraft...????LOL


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Maria7 - Wednesday Jul 28, 2021
(Prayer, counting calories,and intermittent fasting)
Weight: 151.0

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

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

 

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

 

 

 

Hello to you. 

I'm at 151 this morning.  No victory when you're this sick.

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

 

Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

Love, Maria

 

   

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

bearcountrygg on 07/28/2021:
Thank you for your update, I look for your posts everyday Maria....I'm sure it was nice to see those numbers but feeling so sick changes the way you look at them. Keep trying to drink liquids and possibly some juice, soups, or broths if you feel able. You don't want to get too weak.....I worry about you.......and the prayers for you guys continue......looking forward to the day when you are both feeling better.


Jacky82020 on 07/28/2021:
Hope you’re feeling better soon.


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Donkey - Wednesday Jul 28, 2021
(Low carb eating w recumbent bike, yoga, weights)
Weight: 133.0

Well, I do not think that going to the gym on weeknights is going to work.  Channeling my inner "Inner Peace",  I went last night with Husband, thinking that the gym would be emptier, arriving at around 8:30p.  Oh my goodness, it was BUSY!  Not the "after work" busy, but the weight machine area was busy!  My Husband said he had to wait twice to use machines.  The cardio area wasn't too bad, but I wasn't alone by any means.

I did have the opportunity to try the 20lb dumbbell, and I am ready for this, but only on 1 exercise, so I will not think about buying 1-2 of the 20 lb dumbbells any time in the foreseeable future.  If I want to do that one exercise w the heavier weight, I can do it at the gym.  Everything else, I have more than sufficient at home.  So I'm glad that I tried this.  I consider the trip to the gym a success.

It is a success, too, in that I realize that I can't do this on a regular basis.  We didn't get out of there until 10pm.   Husband takes a lot longer to clean up than I do; he moves slower, in general anyway.  I had completed most evening tasks before going to the gym, and set up the remaining tasks, except for cleaning out the litter boxes.  I should have done that before, but instead, I decided to rest while charging up my FitBit for the day.  I think I made the right trade, but it did delay getting to bed.

When I finally did turn out the light at 10:38pm, I could not fall asleep.  I must have though because I woke up at 3:04am to the storms.  I did not feel rested, and I felt it was too early to get up to get started.  Could not fall back asleep, listened to the storms roll through...  I know I checked my watch after 4am, but I must have fallen asleep (somehow -- it didn't feel like it) because I woke up 3 minutes before the alarm went off at 5:15am.  Ohhhhh it was hard to get up.

I hope that I can re-establish the sleep pattern that I had - it was working well for me.  I'm thinking that I will be able to go to bed early tonight, with the fatigue I'm feeling this morning, TOM due tomorrow (always get really tired a day or 2 before), and a busy day at work.


 So I had a nice impromptu chat with Mistakes Girl yesterday, where I learned a lot.

I'm on the Titanic, and I can't get myself to get on a lifeboat for some reason.

Progress as of today: 53.5 lbs lost and already at goal!

Jacky82020 on 07/28/2021:
I think Walmart has good barbells.

The gym visit sounded trying. But great your hubby made the effort. Did he see the dietitian yet?

My sleep patterns have always sucked. Up multiple times, lately I’ve taken to whipping out my iPad and reading from 1-3AM or so.

Does reducing your position mean cutting hours or performing different tasks?


bearcountrygg on 07/28/2021:
Change is hard...leaving a job you have devoted yourself to for a long time isn't easy...I suspect that as The owner does less and less...and other attorneys do more..the entire vibe there will change...that could go either way...it may be a lot nicer...or it may see totally foreign and would be easy to walk from.


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Jacky82020 - Tuesday Jul 27, 2021
(CR & IF & Exercise)
Weight: 113.2

THEY DON'T LOOK VERY CUTE TO ME!


 Are Brine Shrimp And Sea Monkeys The Same? 

Sea Monkeys are essentially commercially bred brine shrimp. They are not usually the same exact classification as the brine shrimp you buy to feed fish because they have been bred to be a little different. Sea Monkeys are a hybrid brine shrimp make to live a little longer and hatch a little earlier. Sea Monkeys can live as long as 2 years. 

 

much exercising & calorie restriction.   weight ticking down.  discovered Ghiadelli  Dutch Processed cocoa & it is to die for.   using in the FF Greek yogurt. I did see some 2% fat Greek yogurt in the quart size at the Walmart web site.   name brands that cost nearly 2X as Walmart generic FF, but HOP was correct, both have the same hi protein.   the new rich wonderful cocoa is at least 3X as much as other brands, but I HAVE to have it.

Progress as of today: 11.8 lbs lost so far, only 4.2 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 07/27/2021:
I ended up settling with fage 0%....I get the big container and it lasts well......think that may be todays breakfast...I like it with walden farms sf breakfast syrup.

Jacky82020 on 07/27/2021:
Sounds good. I’ve been using cocoa & vanilla Totoni syrup for the FF Greek yogurt


bearcountrygg on 07/27/2021:
Back as a kid...I had no idea they were shrimp...they were a cereal box top thing we ordered for 10 or 25 cents with the box tops....never saw a real pic of them...back then it was a cute drawing....agreed...they aren't very cute.....they are really tiny...somehow the name sea monkeys was enticing....LOL,......I don't think mine ever lived anywhere near 2 years.......I used to go to the swamp and bring home jars of tadpoles.....bigger and then we ended up with a lot of frogs...LOL

Jacky82020 on 07/27/2021:
Looks like they have to be properly fed & kept warm. The name is hilarious! LOL What a joke! LOL


bearcountrygg on 07/27/2021:
Warm wasn't an option then...they were in a jar...LOL

Jacky82020 on 07/27/2021:
Reading a lamp above the jar may be enough heat.


Donkey on 07/27/2021:
When you put chocolate powder in your yogurt, do you add a sweetener too? It doesn't seem like it would be very sweet without some kind of boost. Of course, I appreciate a bitter chocolate, but I can only go as high as 90% cacao or it gets to be too bitter.

Jacky82020 on 07/27/2021:
Yes, that FF Greek yogurt needs a sweetener. Been using Toroni vanilla sugar free syrup. Not sure what’s in it.


Donkey on 07/27/2021:
I respect all forms of life, but some things are rather icky.

Jacky82020 on 07/27/2021:
Agreed! I carry bugs outside when I find one inside. Caught my dog chasing a huge copper colored beetle the other day in the kitchen. Never saw such a thing in my life, tossed him over the back deck.


Donkey on 07/27/2021:
(PS See my comment on Horn's diary - yesterday maybe? - about emoji rules, to save you time. I'm sure you've figured it out already, though :-)

Jacky82020 on 07/27/2021:
Yep! Thanks. I saw how to do it.


Maria7 on 07/27/2021:
Hope you are having a good day!

Jacky82020 on 07/27/2021:
Thanks! How are you and the hubby feeling?


horn_of_plenty on 07/27/2021:
yes, emojis are only used in posts. nothing can be used for replies.


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horn_of_plenty - Tuesday Jul 27, 2021
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 110.0

 24.75 July Sunshine Hours. (based on my scheduled plans, July will have better exercise / hours in the sun compared to all the months preceding it...and that's how summer should be ;) ) 

Lookahead Dates: Last TOM - 6/30...

Business Law - Sesson 5 - 8/23/21 thru 10/8/21.

Accounting: Exam 4: (Chapters 7, 11)

Topic 11 - Liabilities - Purchasing & Payables

Topic 12 - Liabilities - Note Payables and other Current Payables

Topic 13 - Liabilities  - Employee and Payroll Accounting

Topic 14 - Accounting Information Systems

Accounting Final Exam: all chapters review..; notes can be used i was told. I will have to make tabs on my notes just to know what sections to turn to when reading the question, knowing what topic it's referring to. Might also make tabs on formulas on my notes, for easier reference, we'll see based on how much time i choose to study for it and if i get more than one attempt to pass it..first i gotta get thru test 4...


i also cleaned up litter on work property for 15 min for exercise. will do the same today as it bothers me that there is so much garbage that doesn't get cleaned where we park for work...

Tues, 7/27/21 -  might need to stop anywhere for a few bananas...been missing them today...they are great for my cramps/issues whenever i have issues/cramps lol...missing the bananas....picked a variety of extras up ater work so i have them thru the weekend bc i plan to be home satuday:) DONE!

protein muffin 240 (bought 3, will NOT buy again.), honey wheat pretzels 130, coffee 30. 

snacks: coworker asked me if i want some of a banana; of course!; she gave me almost the whole thing...good...120 will have pb with it. 80

lunch: basmati rice 200, with heavily sauteed veggies but not much 150?, yogurt and clementine 200. 550. very filling. coffee.

snacks:? i dont think i had anything.? 50.

dinner: quite a bit of broccoli w. garlic 100, part of 1 lg beef kebab i bought premade 300 tops, in a toasted wrap 150, eggplant spread on there too. 50, 600 tops. bluenerries 100. 700. then the rest of the pint of blueberries. yup, an entire pint. 150.  (so i gave the pigs another round of a blueberry each...)

2050.

tonight was a nice night for the guinea pigs too: corn husks, piece of carrot, a blueberry each, some red pepper. :) just like for humans, more is in season for them in the summertime :)

upper body weights tonight. def need more sleep...


wed, 7/28

 


thurs, 7/29


Friday, 7/30 - Vacation Day #6

need to confirm time (not too early to meet up by me as less traffic later on) beach with Christine.. planned just this past Monday after work; i'd say it's ok - people taking off often lately. it's much easier to drive to beach during the week than the weekend because of (i am sure) a bit less traffic during the day Friday in the directions we are going.  And it means my weekend can continue as originally planned, with farm Sunday :)

 


Saturday, 7/31 - 

Study some of the new topics...

 


Sunday 8/1 - August Already!

Almost take Exam 4? (might need to do it the following weekend??)

Farm Sunday 1-4pm

 check my progress in accounting course........


Weekend of fri afternoon 8/13-8/16 sunday AM....totally signed up last minute for this educational seminar with the club i'm in thru union (gave into the guy asking i participate)..not sure the topic is great (Covid - like i really need more education on this!?)...we'll see how it is. anyways, i'll prob take days off before/after this event as it's going to take most of the weekend (sleepover 2 nights out east) and i'm totally not ok with working straight, a weekend away for "work" and then back to work with no days off...so i have to plan for this. my parents will be there too...but we'll see...it's a lot of sitting in class, will try to at least get minimal amounts of exercise i like on this weekend..


May not be done with accounting by the 8/13 weekend; 

Progress as of today: 5 lbs lost and already at goal!

bearcountrygg on 07/27/2021:
I don't think I would last a day in accounting......

horn_of_plenty on 07/27/2021:
def better to take the class from a teacher who can give you tips...was hard to take on my own. but i didn't study much, hence my poor grades. however, to do better, i think i'd need a teacher. wasn't fun teaching myself! lol. but glad i took the challenge and i'm finishing it because it was relevant to my job / life.


Jacky82020 on 07/27/2021:
My brother is a CPA & makes a fortune. Sounds really boring to me!

horn_of_plenty on 07/27/2021:
seems an accounting job can be a great job...depending on the type of work done :)

horn_of_plenty on 07/27/2021:
seems an accounting job can be a great job...depending on the type of work done :)


Jacky82020 on 07/27/2021:
He does work for several Silicon Valley multimillionaires & is a multimillionaire himself, but more from real estate investments than CPA $$.

horn_of_plenty on 07/27/2021:
lol, got his # !? LOL LOL.


Donkey on 07/27/2021:
A lady I went to college with became a CPA. She moved up in her company very quickly. Two years later, she left that life to join the Peace Corp.

So glad to hear that there will be a beach day with Christine :-)

Protein muffins not the best? Or too expensive?

horn_of_plenty on 07/27/2021:
yes, finally, we are going to beach together. Friday is less traffic than a weekend, surely makes me happy that way!

the muffins don't have a great taste and are so low in sugar that i do not get any "energy push" from it; in comparison to what i have been eating. would have been better with a banana at the same time... but yes, not worth the money for the product, taste, effect.


bearcountrygg on 07/27/2021:
I would be bored out of my mind........I remember taking a college entrance exam and they were talking about the results...there were several of us in the room around the table and the administrator was talking about choosing the right major and minor and class selections.....he pulled a test out randomly and said something like.....now this persons score was off the charts at reading level...but very low in math...I see they have chosen psychology as a major and sociology as a minor.....that's appropriate for this person because basically if a person leans to psychology and sociology...they will not usually be good in math...something to do with the different sides of the brain....I was so glad he didn't point out that it was my exam he was looking at...LOL...and so true...The one and only college level class that was required was not but pure agony for me....and I was so glad to pass it...by the skin of my teeth.

Horn_of_plenty on 07/27/2021:
lol that is funny. i was average in math; did better when i applied myself. accounting is def something else! :) in college, i took ONE math class and it was hardly even college level.


bearcountrygg on 07/27/2021:
I also remember having to go outside to study for that math class....( I would sit out in the Pavillion and not allow myself to go inside until I had read a certain number of pages and got the problems done......trying to do that inside...I kept getting up and doing housework too often...just to avoid it.....luckily it was warm weather....Looking back now...i can see that I treated that math class like I treat exercise equipment now...LOL..

Horn_of_plenty on 07/27/2021:
i know what you mean! studying in my apt is a lot more distracting than if i went to a library to study. i also do better studying somewhere that is not home (hence, why i enjoyed it on the subway...nowhere to go; nothing else to do...so studying works out!) same with reading on the subway...excellent time for it :) i should get back to that later a little in the wintertime! when not studying, i should commute a little more by subway since traffic will increase and i should READ :)


Maria7 on 07/27/2021:
Hope you are having a good day, HOP.

horn_of_plenty on 07/27/2021:
a lil tired, but it's a good day. good people in this office!!!


Jacky82020 on 07/27/2021:
Just noticed that Sea Monkey ad says they hatch instantly. LOL We shall see.

I should just order a kit from Amazon. Setting up a 40 gallon tank soon.

Horn_of_plenty on 07/27/2021:
well well! i am guessing you already had the tank....sea monkeys...i have heard of them but need to look them up.

you MUST post photos of this.


Jacky82020 on 07/27/2021:
Oh, thought I was talking to Bear about the monkeys. Lol

horn_of_plenty on 07/28/2021:
LOL


happy-1 on 07/27/2021:
Mick Jagger is a CPA.

horn_of_plenty on 07/28/2021:
LOL, Happy!


happy-1 on 07/27/2021:
Mick Jagger is a CPA.


Jacky82020 on 07/28/2021:
No, he is not. But he did take a few accounting classes before dropping out of college to pursue music. Wise move!

horn_of_plenty on 07/28/2021:
lol lol.


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happy-1 - Wednesday Jul 28, 2021
(HcPsNsPrd,BpNs14h2doPln2.5k510cr10Kstp7w9bed)
Weight: 229.6

For Tuesday July 27, 2021:

Sleep went to crap again. No chocolate today to see if that helps... Tomorrow by hook or crook I make a cheesecake, damnit.

  1. Hc - Headache on wakeup, not enough sleep, blood pressure in range before meds and even after a second cup of coffee. Fatigue... couldn't make it through my day
  2. Ps - Dad checkin. Pushing back to keep it within the time limit. I asked him to have a list. He did!!!!!
  3. Ns - Dad had a 2 page list for a 15 min checkin... FML.
  4. Prd - Low. Brain dead and low energy. Easily distracted. Nothing critical done.
  5. Bp - yes, in range, 2x
  6. Ns - yes, but on the foam roller not the pt assignment. Too tired for the pt assignment
  7. 14h - no. I had a snack after my walk last night. Set it up today though.
  8. 2do - sort of. Not all of it
  9. Pln - yes
  10. 2.5k5 - not sure. Was so tired i jotted down what I ate but I didn't log the calories
  11. 10cr - no. I vacuumed for yoga, but that wore me out and I just gave up for the night at that point.
  12. 10Kstp - no, and I didn't go for a walk
  13. 7w - no but I set it up for tomorrow.
  14. 9bed - yes, on the nose. Fighting the cat for prime foot real estate. I never planned to sleep with a cat. My 55lb dog took up less space and didn't bite me.

 

Progress as of today: 87.4 lbs lost so far, only 69.6 lbs to go!

Donkey on 07/28/2021:
I threw my sleep cycle into the bin last night, with a change in routine. I don't think it's worth it. It will be interesting to see how quickly I can re-establish the good cycle I had. Will one day ruin it all?

I like how you've written that you have some of your goals set up for the next day (to succeed) - now that's a plan! :-)


bearcountrygg on 07/28/2021:
Oh boy...a 2 page list!!!


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bearcountrygg - Tuesday Jul 27, 2021
(calorie deficit)
Weight: 0.0

Looks like another rain day....it's okay...it cools things off and i love the sound of rain on our metal roof.  We lost wifi yesterday just before noon and it didn't come back on until late last night.......boy is it easy to get hooked on that...LOL......had withdrawl..and was forced to watch TV....LOL....I find little on TV to get interested in these days......I think if the tv disappeared I wouldn't miss it at all......the computer though..is a different story..I love to look things up......can't do that with the TV.

Will probably count cals today....it's time to ck on where I'm staying...and either shake them up or get back in line......right now it's a toss up.

Moving the greenhouse to the garage today......as long as i keep moving things around i can avoid actual exercise equipment.......the workout area is still blocked with boxes in the doorway...I guess I am pretty serious about not using that stuff........I know what a big part of the problem for me is......when I'm lifting and carrying and moving things around...I feel like I'm getting things done.....when i use the exercise equipment...I feel like I am only doing half of what I could be doing........I'm antsy to get away from the equipment....and do something that I really enjoy.......and I know I'm getting in the movement...( I end up sore and tired)......and know I got some cleaning done at the same time........I suspect my desire to clean and move is just greater than my desire to actually exercise and move. ...and wonder if possibly doing both might be possible........instead of chosing one or the other..........

Counting today.........I know I'm having some low cal days that may be too low....that's as bad for health as too high I'm convinced...for myself at least......I also need to step up my water.........I guess it's time for me to get more serious again...in all of the things.

Water..............

2  1/2 cups plus 2

 

 

Food..............

coffee = 2

1/2 cup Fage 0% plain greek yogurt = 60

1/8th cup Walden Farms breakfast syrup SF = 0

banana = 105

sweet onion kettle chips = 300

ranch dip = 190

whole wheat sandwich thin = 100

1 chicken patty = 218

1 radish = 1

2 mini peppers = 15

5 strawberries = 207

scalloped potatoes = 1/2 cup = 114

chick fil a polynesian sauce = 110

yum yum sauce = 170

Added some flavoring to my water = 0

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1,532 cals Then had ice cream

 

 

Random moving around and getting things done............................

ordered truck tabs online....not much movement

2 loads laundry  .....and put away

Helped D with some online things..not much movement

Moved the greenhouse to the garage......packed up the extra trays, seeds etc and will probably put those in the basement

Moved some furniture around and put the flowering plants on a stand...will see how they do out of the greenhouse.

Sorted through some clothes that don't fit.......bagged those up to give to a family member.

Am I the only one that has bags full of bags?  Put those in the garage.

Vacuumed

Dusted

That's enough for the day.....going to settle down and relax for awhile.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Actually using the exercise room................................................

 

For jacky.......

I remember this ad well...it is what made me want to send for them......I see that maybe they weren't with box tops...but were ads in comic books....so maybe that is how i got them...but look at them...they looked so cute...quite different than what i expected as a kid...LOL

What kid wouldn't want a bowl full of these cuties???? THEY CAN EVEN BE TRAINED????????

 

 

 

 

Jacky82020 on 07/27/2021:
Annoying when the WiFi goes out. I always have several books downloaded on the iPad, so that’s something.

Moving things around sounds like great exercise.

I am getting into aquarium fish now. Difficult time moving 40 gallon tank from car to house. Husband did the heavy lifting, but it took 2 ppl.

I may be raising sea monkeys! LOL. They’re a treat for many fish species. Looks like you buy the shrimp eggs, add salt, heat & allow to hatch.

bearcountrygg on 07/27/2021:
OH OH...did I start something..>LOL.......Back so so many years ago...they were advertised with the big eyes and they looked so cute.....they did move around a lot though...but eventually all died....they didn't really come with instructions on how to take care of them......They were so tiny and didn't have big eyes...LOL......I wonder if you could grow shrimp????? It sounds like a hobby....We had an aquarium at one time........with lots of fish...and also some little bowls of goldfish and betas.........but you may just have access to a market to sell...the sea monkeys..........D's brothers family has one of those tanks that is actually a piece of furniture......and they have some beautiful tropical fish......it's an interesting hobby........


Jacky82020 on 07/27/2021:
See pic! They look pretty ugly to me. Will die fast if not properly maintained.

bearcountrygg on 07/27/2021:
Mine did...I was quite surprised how tiny they were.....they never lived long.


Jacky82020 on 07/27/2021:
Think they stay tiny & are a great food for tropical fish & even goldfish.

I’m just getting into pet fish. Have a 5 gallon tank up & running with 7 little fish & bought a 40 gallon tank. Terrific buy at Petco. 60% off sale. Paid online & picked up at store.

bearcountrygg on 07/27/2021:
Aquariums are nice....we had fun with ours when we had it. I can see raising the brine shrimp to feed them...


Jacky82020 on 07/27/2021:
LOL! What BS! They are ugly little brine shrimp. How could one possibly train any shrimp? Hilarious. I’m saving that ad. LOLOLOLLOL

bearcountrygg on 07/27/2021:
According to the ad they were "eager to please"...LOL....And the lady one has lipstick on...I mean.....come on.....!


Jacky82020 on 07/27/2021:
Haha! All that for $1.25. LOL

bearcountrygg on 07/27/2021:
Yup...but of course then $1.25 was worth a lot more than it is today....I would say I got my sea monkeys around 1959 or 1960......

bearcountrygg on 07/27/2021:
They ran this ad for many years............it must have made them a lot of money....in fact I remember seeing it when my kids were growing up....they never asked for them...LOL


Donkey on 07/27/2021:
We need your rain so desperately. And cooler temperatures, please. At least the cooler temperatures should be coming by the end of the week.

I completely understand your philosophy behind the exercise room/equipment. There are SO MANY people that love to do an activity (hike, run, walk), but can't stand being on a treadmill. I put you into that group. Personally, I think the only reason why I can endure my recumbent bike at home day after day, is because I do other things while riding: watching TV (news, weather, entertainment), check all of my bookmarks on my phone, text, light reading. ALSO, I believe this is why I've had such a hard time getting started with weight training (although now my habit is established).

So stay active now! It's easier to be active in the summer than in the winter. Perhaps think of things to do that can wait until the cooler months, or start thinking in terms of "functional fitness", e.g. "I am lifting these hand-weights in December, so that I can maintain strength for gardening in May." "I'm stretching now, so that I can lift boxes later, without hurting myself." Something like that?

Sometimes I think the hardest part of diet & exercise is the mental blocks we put before us.

bearcountrygg on 07/27/2021:
I throw road blocks all along the way...it has surely not been a smooth transition.....I find all kinds of reason/excuse...to not exercise and I'm kind of bummed but that. Bit...you are right...I just need to keep doing whatever keeps me going.....I have kettle bells that sit there looking cute because I can't do anything else while I'm using them...i even got colorful ones...thought that would help...but nope. I do watch youtube on my phone on the bike....but somehow I still feel like I'm being to lazy...hang ups...LOL


Jacky82020 on 07/27/2021:
Haha, I’m peeing myself! Eager to please! And that absurd illustration of those ugly little shrimp. LOL! But I’m reading up on aquariums & they all say great fish good. Also says to catch, rinse & chop earthworms. Bigger tank fish can eat them whole. Don’t think I’ll go there, but will try the sea monkeys. They are eager to please! May be more fun than the fish!

bearcountrygg on 07/27/2021:
Catch, rinse and chop earthworms sound like we went fishing...LOL..............They are super tiny...you may bneed to use a magnifying glass to even see them..>LOL..and seriously...mine were not wearing lipstick...I checked!


Jacky82020 on 07/27/2021:
Great fish food…..(the sea monkeys)

bearcountrygg on 07/27/2021:
The fish might like the chase.


Maria7 on 07/27/2021:
Sounds like a big job, moving the greenhouse today. Hope you have a good day.

bearcountrygg on 07/27/2021:
It will keep me busy for awhile...it has been indoors in front of a window...but can go to the garage now until next spring...Thank you.


Jacky82020 on 07/27/2021:
Bear, a post to you vanished. I said my shrimp are coming with those great big fake eyelashes.

Yep the fish should enjoy the hunt. Everyone says occasional treats healthy vs flakes/pellets all the time. Can use cheese or meat, but it can soil the water, even with the filters. I’m sticking to Sea Monkeys.

bearcountrygg on 07/27/2021:
Well that is cool!!! Maybe the ladies will have those big red bows on their heads too....you know...so everyone can tell they are ladies!!! I looked...mine did not have lipstick or eyelashes.....That ad says that the drawing does not resemble the actual product.......a kids first lesson in reading the small print...LOL


Jacky82020 on 07/27/2021:
It’s gonna be kinda sad seeing those adorable mamas and babies devoured. RIP

bearcountrygg on 07/27/2021:
Very true. :(


Jacky82020 on 07/27/2021:
Now I’m starting to worry about my fish choking on those blonde wigs.

bearcountrygg on 07/27/2021:
The fish will spit those right back out......maybe you should serve up the guys first..no wigs or bows.....LOL


Jacky82020 on 07/27/2021:
Great idea! I’ll serve up them pot bellied dudes first. LOL

Looking to me like most of the kits are just the “cysts”. which they say hatch in 24 hours with salt and heat. They also sell the heating units, but I’m getting confused, so many variables. Probably the pet stores sell the shrimps. But may be more than I want to pay. Will check.

bearcountrygg on 07/27/2021:
They are not alive when you get them.......but do come to live over the next day or so if i remember correctly. One good thing about them..they aren't messy like fish.


Jacky82020 on 07/27/2021:
Yes, they call them cysts that need to be soaked. I was calling them eggs, but that’s wrong. Yep, it says usually “hatch” in 24 hours., not sure how long before they can be fed to the fish. Reading the fat/protein ratio changes as they get a little older. Says they usually live 3 months. Looks like serious tank owners keep them growing all time. I’ll have to see how much trouble it is.

bearcountrygg on 07/27/2021:
There are son=m you tube videos showing the entire process...looks like they are grown fully in 30 days.....I think it was mainly set up for kids to watch them grow....but if I was going to feed them to fish...I think I would do it in a small way....One of the little kits may be sufficient to start and possibly continue with after that.


Jacky82020 on 07/27/2021:
Thanks, I will check YouTube, Great idea.

bearcountrygg on 07/28/2021:
:)


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happy-1 - Tuesday Jul 27, 2021
(HcPsNsPrd,BpNs14h2doPln2.5k510cr10Kstp7w9bed)
Weight: 229.6

Getting a little frustrated. I've been trying to get real sleep for so long... now that I finally have it... I don't understand why with all this sleep under my belt I didn't just start rocking it like a racehorse released from the gate. It's like some of my get up and go got up and went. Partially... I don't magically have the ability to do all the things I want to do because I'm so out of shape. Also Sunday and Monday I couldn't hold onto my fast after 5pm. Sunday I had snacks at 1 in the morning, last night at about 9. Sleep wavered yesterday and fell apart last night. I'm waiting for 9am to eat, back to skipping chocolate today, and starting my fast again at 5pm to see if that puts me back on track. Blood pressure was normal again this morning at least. 

Inch by inch, step by step, one foot in front of the other, pebble by pebble, the ability to keep going when there is no light at the end of the tunnel is a skilll. There are still great things ahead of me, friends to be made, fun to be had. I can do this.

Progress as of today: 87.4 lbs lost so far, only 69.6 lbs to go!

Jacky82020 on 07/27/2021:
Great attitude. Keep on truckin’

Hate when I wake up and eat in the still of the night.


happy-1 on 07/27/2021:
Ugh… hit submit too fast… For Monday July 26, 2021: Hc - not enough sleep, headache on wakeup, couldn’t stick to fast again Ps - Therapy appt, finishing stats and revising them Ns - Guilt over taking time for myself after shorting dad last week when I should be more on it Prd - 2 walks, appt, stats, laundry, dishes, packed meds, cleaned bathroom Bp yes Ns no 14h no 2do no. Didn’t even look Pln, no and it’s an issue because I didn’t make one for the week 2.5k5 yes, but way over 10cr, no tired, lazy 10Kstp, almost. 250 short 7w, no 6 9bed, no walking back again from sunday night insomnia


bearcountrygg on 07/27/2021:
You are keeping track of a lot of things...that takes a lot of organization.


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Maria7 - Tuesday Jul 27, 2021
(Prayer, counting calories,and intermittent fasting)
Weight: 152.0

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

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

 

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Hello to you. 

I'm at 152 this morning.

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So,  I never would have thought I'd be getting to goal weight from symptoms of Covid.  No appetite at all.  An aversion to foods and drinks.  A big struggle to get anything down.  Everything tastes nasty.  Hubby and I thank you for your continued prayers for our healing.

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

Love, Maria

 

   

Progress as of today: 53 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 07/27/2021:
That is a hard way to lose it......Try to keep working on sipping the liquids....hydration is essential.....Praying that you both start feeling better quickly. Thank you for posting updates...I think of you often and told D about you guys.....he also wishes you the best.

Maria7 on 07/27/2021:
Thank you!


Donkey on 07/28/2021:
Are you still spiking a fever? (((hugs))) Continued prayers coming your way. I hope today (Wednesday) feels a little better than yesterday.


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Donkey - Tuesday Jul 27, 2021
(Low carb eating w recumbent bike, yoga, weights)
Weight: 133.0

Happy Tuesday!  The heat here is becoming unbearable.  I feel wiped out from it, just from the small bit that I'm exposed to.  I do not want to think of what I would do if I didn't have AC.  I can completely understand the need for public cooling centers.

Had my morning bike ride and did 3 upper body weight exercises for chest and back, with the idea that more will be done tonight.  I have the opportunity to go to the gym tonight with my Husband.  He is going today, but is willing to wait until tonight to go with me, after dinner.  However, with work being so busy..... I do not know if I will have the motivation to go tonight.  I may have a better idea when I start my emails and see how many tasks I have for today.  This will be the ideal night to go.... Oh I don't know...


I was disappointed that work was so busy yesterday.  I could not get my work done because so many contracts kept coming in.  I thought I had finished with the batch that came in over the weekend, and then I'd get another, and another, and then another -- oh my...

Associate Attorney and Nice Lady are off, together, today.  I expect a pile of letters waiting for me this morning, from AA.  All of his adult children are in town (hence, the day off) all last week and part of this week, and so he just hasn't been workiing like he should.  He goes out for long lunches, leaves early, etc.

And even though he complains that he has SO MUCH work to do -- which he DOES! -- Male Co-Worker is taking Friday and Monday off to visit his adult daughter in her new apartment.  WTH???

And Male Co-Worker wants Nice Lady to keep doing the work that was taken away from her.  He's "too busy" to deal with what she was doing.  Well, I've been dealing with after closing issues on purchases; he can take care of after closing issues on sales.

The REAL problem is that New Guy is so busy that he really needs a (Spanish-speaking) assistant that works only on his files.  But Male Co-Worker hasn't realized that yet.  I realized it early on.

I'm finding it very difficult to maintain the work-life balance right now.  Friday AND yesterday, I ignored my 10am and 3pm "lauds & vespers" alarms to step away and relax for 5 minutes.  Too busy.  I will try very hard to abide by the calls to prayer/meditation today.  I learned some good stretches last night at yoga, that I could also do.


Well, I want to get to work early today, so that I'm not so frazzled by 10am.  Let's hope for the best day, today.

Progress as of today: 53.5 lbs lost and already at goal!

bearcountrygg on 07/27/2021:
Oh you do need some of our rain...it cools things down so nicely...although by late afternoon it gets quite hot.....hope you have a good day.......sounds like a lot of people plan on being away a lot......at least it will be quiet around there.

Donkey on 07/28/2021:
That's true about it being quieter... good point!

Last night - or early this morning, I should say - we got some good rain, and I think we'll have storms later this afternoon too, which will cool off temperatures, God willing...


Jacky82020 on 07/27/2021:
I forgot where you live. Is it the Chicago area? We once considered moving there when Matt was offered a job. It was March & freezing cold when we visited.

Donkey on 07/28/2021:
Yes, I live in the suburbs of Chicago. :-)


Maria7 on 07/27/2021:
I hope your work day gets better today. Sounds like they heavily rely on you but you are only one person and can only do so much. Take time for yourself. Relax.

Donkey on 07/28/2021:
They did used to heavily rely on me, and now I see that being taken away bit by bit. In a way, I think that's a good thing, but on a emotional level, it has me concerned.


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Maria7 - Monday Jul 26, 2021
(Prayer, counting calories,and intermittent fasting)
Weight: 153.0

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

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

 

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Hello to you. 

I'm at 153 this morn.  Today is my birthday.  

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I thank you all for your ongoing prayers for us each day.  Not sure how we got Covid. We ALWAYS wear our KN95s.  Always.  But you go into stores here and most customers  are NOT wearing masks, nor social distancing, not even store workers.  We were wearing N95s (a much tighter fit and probably are effective than KN95s) but with the heat here in SC, we swtiched over about a month or 2 ago to the KN95s that have a little extra room in them to breathe. 

So,  our appetites are gone with the wind.  Our current symtoms are:  LargeManWaving.gif image by autumn1234567Hubby:  Severe cough, sore throat, weakness, no appetite (ate nothing yesterday, couldn't even drink coffee that he usually loves), extreme tiredness (this past week has spent most of the time sleeping), severe aches and pains all over.  As for me, my symptoms are:  Fever, Chills, Dry cough, shortness of breath off and on (Hubby was up with me past midnite last nite as I had another shortness of breath episode), sore throat, no appetite (but forced myself to get down 2 dry toasts yesterday), no taste for anything liquid...any liquids taste alien and nasty, even water and it was hard to even get down 1 little bottle of water off and on yesterday), extreme tiredness,weakness, and severe aches and pains all over. 

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

Love, Maria

 

   

Progress as of today: 52 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

Donkey on 07/26/2021:
Happy Birthday!!!!!!! And thank you for YOUR gift of checking in today and letting us know how you are doing. (((hugs)))

Your symptoms sound very much like what my daughter had, except that she did not have the cough, and amazingly, she maintained a "healthy" appetite, and by that I mean, she was eating a lot. But the exhaustion was just unbelievable. Sore throat on fire, wanted a lot of herbal teas.

I guess that's one way to lose weight, but I am glad that you tried to get down some toast. Not eating at all is concerning. Having difficulty staying hydrated is also very concerning. I continue to pray for both of you; I'm very worried.

Maria7 on 07/26/2021:
Thank you. Doctor said if we get worse, go to ER and said we may have to have IV bag of immunoglobulin. I asked her about Ivermectin and she said they don't do that, only the IV bag. But she seemed confident that we are getting through this as well as can be expected and even said she believes the worse is behind us. I'm running a fever but Hubby is not. We are under quarantine through Wednesday cause this started Sunday 18th. We live like we are quarantined (don't go church, etc.) anyway, so this quarantine is not a big deal for us. Smile


bearcountrygg on 07/26/2021:
Happy Birthday Maria although I'm sure you don't feel like celebrating......Prayers are with you both.......It's good to hear that your doctor thinks you are past the worst of it....although I'm positive you guys are really tired of feeling bad. If you have any straws in the house they might help you both get more fluids in...you really need them right now...food isn't as important for a few days...but water especially is....or even if you have any tumblers or water Bottles with a sipper top may also help.....

Maria7 on 07/26/2021:
Yes, we do have straws. I had not thought of this. This will help get water down past tasting part. Thank you very much! I will do this! Have a blessed day!


Jacky82020 on 07/26/2021:
That’s awful! Are you saying both you & your husband tested positive & have symptoms?

I’m going back from the KN95 to N95. You are right, harder to breathe with, in my case because they fit better. Ordered 20 blue ones from Amazon for $30. Last time I paid $40 for ten white ones. Nice price drop!


KathyBlue on 07/26/2021:
Happy birthday, Maria, a fellow Leo !!! That's awful with the covid, and both of your symptoms sound terrible and dangerous.. Please try to drink at least, with all the heat, you must not stay dehydrated! Water intake will also help fighting that off... I keep both of you in my prayers. Actually, the masks can't be 100% effective I guess, because we go shopping etc. and the virus may come by the products we buy that were touched by some infected person... It's very difficult, if not Mission Impossible, to keep these fully under control.


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Jacky82020 - Monday Jul 26, 2021
(CR & IF & Exercise)
Weight: 113.8

 

 


LOL

 

 

 Up & at it early on the bike.  Down a few ounces overnight.  considering challenging myself to get down to 110 in a month, maybe by end of August.   I can do a pound a week at my very best. Told you guys about this dude who did  a 200 calorie tea fast for 30 days  & lost oodles.   not for me!   he was huge, like pushing 400 pounds.   them big ones can drop it quickly.

Progress as of today: 20.2 lbs lost so far, only 5.8 lbs to go!

Donkey on 07/26/2021:
I am not a faster. I've tried. I've tried at home, I've tried at work. 110 by August 1st is ambitious. My problem is how to KEEP it off.

Jacky82020 on 07/26/2021:
Oh, I meant by the end of August, like 9/1!

I think maintaining is as hard as losing.

Yep, I can’t even do 600 Cals a day. But I can approximate it by doing 1200 or so & burning half exercising. Sometimes.


Maria7 on 07/26/2021:
Yes, I agree. I think maintaining is much harder than losing. I've been at goal 3 times, only to throw it away for food. Ridiculous!

Jacky82020 on 07/26/2021:
Same here!

It’s not how many times you fall, it’s how many you get up.


bearcountrygg on 07/26/2021:
I am convinced for me...that the best place for my weight is a plateau...it is effortless...go up a bit or down a bit and I always just snap back at the plateau...whenever I have chosen a number to maintain at...and it isn't a natural plateau spot for me...I can't stay there and it's a struggle. I think my body knows....listening to it makes the most sense for me.

Jacky82020 on 07/26/2021:
Whatever works! Yay! I


Horn_of_plenty on 07/26/2021:
the emojis like the heart are not the emojis on your phone. they are choices on this site, if you look at the choices you can input into your diary entry, like changes of fonts and bulletpoints, the few emojis (mostly smiley types) are part of this site.... you cannot use emojis from your phone. i have learned that as well here due to my own trial and error experiences!

Jacky82020 on 07/26/2021:
Thanks, I’ll try it. I was using the emoji here on my iPad. & got the yellow screem


Horn_of_plenty on 07/26/2021:
also, those low calories like 200cal a day...may put a lot of stress on your heart. you can also lose MUSCLE instead of fat. no good without serious review and study. i think your decision is the better!

Jacky82020 on 07/26/2021:
He was doing kombucha and green tea. Crazy! He wanted a 30 day tea fast, but caved on a business trip on the 27th day. Lost a lot of weight, but he was huge to begin with. I can remember some My 600 pd live ppl losing 50 pds quickly to qualify for the surgery.


Horn_of_plenty on 07/26/2021:
also, those low calories like 200cal a day...may put a lot of stress on your heart. you can also lose MUSCLE instead of fat. no good without serious review and study. i think your decision is the better!


KathyBlue on 07/27/2021:
Meh, 200 calorie tea for 30 days, that's a fad diet, it's useless if the person goes back to fast food and overall bad food choices afterwards. It's just shocking the body from time to time, provoking a yoyo effect. I still think the best approach is: nothing too radical, 80% healthy and conscious, 20% margin of bad food choices (that ice cream on hot days, that eating out with friends, etc.), and overall, staying active. I think you're doing it right, I would say focus on getting stronger so you build muscles that will optimize your metabolism and you'll feel overall better with more flexibility and endurance. I learned the hard way how to focus on feeling better and not solely on pounds.

Jacky82020 on 07/27/2021:
Totally agree! We have an in incredible home gym. The husband is really into it. I am off & on.


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horn_of_plenty - Monday Jul 26, 2021
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 110.0

 24.00 July Sunshine Hours. (based on my scheduled plans, July will have better exercise / hours in the sun compared to all the months preceding it...and that's how summer should be ;) ) 

Lookahead Dates: Last TOM - 6/30...

Business Law - Sesson 5 - 8/23/21 thru 10/8/21.

Accounting: Exam 4: (Chapters 7, 11)

Topic 11 - Liabilities - Purchasing & Payables

Topic 12 - Liabilities - Note Payables and other Current Payables

Topic 13 - Liabilities  - Employee and Payroll Accounting

Topic 14 - Accounting Information Systems

Accounting Final Exam: all chapters review..; notes can be used i was told. I will have to make tabs on my notes just to know what sections to turn to when reading the question, knowing what topic it's referring to. Might also make tabs on formulas on my notes, for easier reference, we'll see based on how much time i choose to study for it and if i get more than one attempt to pass it..first i gotta get thru test 4...


 Mon, 7/26 -

edit: at least a half hour of exercise before driving home, the wrong way accidentally made a wrong turn, but was able to park in a small parking lot in a busy part of Queens and buy some fruit and veggies at a random veggie store. I got lucky - there were some discounted "ugly" veggies some i got specifically for the pigs...as well as free corn husks that people threw out (again, free, for my pigs!). win win.

breakfast small bit of banana 120, coffee 30, pb 100, small bit of tricolor italian cookie cake thing 200. 450..

snacks: pb 100, chocs 100

lunch: healthy leftovers chicken some dark meat 250, rice 150, small amount asparagus 50, clementine 50. 500.

snacks: oreo, few cherries 100

1250

dinner: healthy - tofu 100 and fried cauli (rice)100 with a toasted wrap 150:) small salad with some olive oil 100 (not much) and dried jackfruit 100. 550. all tasty!  maybe a light alcoholic beverage to relax/read my notes. plus a nice shower :) 100

1900. such a good day. love when i bring my lunch and i eat well.


finish 1/2 of topic 11....?

lunch: frozen food from another time i cooked :)

save what i cooked yesterday for dinner today - tofu/sauteed fried cauliflower "rice". and a wrap., maybe fruit.


tues, 7/27 - want to do public transportation ;)


wed, 7/28

 


thurs, 7/29


Friday, 7/30

Vacation Day #?, beach with Christine.. planned just this past Monday after work; i'd say it's ok - people taking off often lately. it's much easier to drive to beach during the week than the weekend because of (i am sure) a bit less traffic during the day Friday in the directions we are going.  And it means my weekend can continue as originally planned, with farm Sunday :)

 


Saturday, 7/31 - 

Up to Topics 13/14??

 


Sunday 8/1 - August Already!

Almost take Exam 4? (might need to do it the following weekend??)

Farm Sunday 1-4pm

 check my progress in accounting course........


Weekend of fri afternoon 8/13-8/16 sunday AM....totally signed up last minute for this educational seminar with the club i'm in thru union (gave into the guy asking i participate)..not sure the topic is great (Covid - like i really need more education on this!?)...we'll see how it is. anyways, i'll prob take days off before/after this event as it's going to take most of the weekend (sleepover 2 nights out east) and i'm totally not ok with working straight, a weekend away for "work" and then back to work with no days off...so i have to plan for this. my parents will be there too...but we'll see...it's a lot of sitting in class, will try to at least get minimal amounts of exercise i like on this weekend..


May not be done with accounting by the 8/13 weekend; 

Progress as of today: 5 lbs lost and already at goal!

Jacky82020 on 07/26/2021:
Been selecting my own Bananas at Walmart pickup. They kept giving me these baseball bat bananas that came in at >200 Cals Plus, it’s hot, so they’re ripening quickly. Then Matt won’t eat them, leaving me to slice & freeze. Too many lately. But good in the Torino syrups.

horn_of_plenty on 07/26/2021:
they do go bad so fast, bananas!

in china, they package them with the range of ripening for like 5 bananas, so they all ripen perfectly per day ;)!!!

good idea to freeze them, i need to make a shake with mine...i have a few frozen that i forgot about!


Donkey on 07/26/2021:
Congratulations on passing Exam 3!!!! Woo hoo, now you're moving forward. I think you *can* finish Accounting before the 8/13 weekend, but the real question is, Would it be worth it? Meaning sacrificing relaxation time, outdoor time, fun reading time, etc.

What I CAN probably say with confidence, is that you probably don't want to start Business Law AND still have the Accounting final exam looming over your head. Bleah....

horn_of_plenty on 07/26/2021:
that's right...and i really DO NOT want to postpone business law! i think i postponed it 2x already and it's been prepaid...and it'll be nice when i am no longer doing any more studies, thinking about studies, or have studies planned for future. the break later will be worth it.

you have it right; i do not want to be doing accounting while doing business law! ugh!

I will try to push it; i think the last 4 topics may be broken up to more easily get thru ....i haven't reviewed yet to determine if i'm right..but i would guess that i just got thru the hardest of exams (3) and that exam 4 will be a little easier...


Maria7 on 07/26/2021:
Hope you are having a good day!

horn_of_plenty on 07/26/2021:
yes, a pretty good Monday if i do say so myself! REST UP Maria!!!


bearcountrygg on 07/26/2021:
Have a good day!

horn_of_plenty on 07/26/2021:
same to you :) i'm thankful i got my exercises in yesterday and that i can go on bike while on the phone tonight :) should be a nice night! :)


Jacky82020 on 07/26/2021:
Trying to find the emojis here. Can’t! Maybe it can only be from my post & not a reply?


Donkey on 07/27/2021:
Cannot use emojis in replies. Cannot use phone emojis. Limited to emojis in original posts only. <<< Learned this the hard way, LOL


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KathyBlue - Monday Jul 26, 2021
(Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.)
Weight: 0.0

I'm so dead.. hehe.. I tried Animal Flow because I find it so elegant and challenging ... So, I tried this one after machines at the gym:

20-minute workout: Animal Flow - Furthermore (equinox.com)

It's NOT 20 minutes... maybe if I did it for a year, I would get to there but if I did all these reps and stuff, I would still spend an hour struggling with most... haha...

I will come back later, I'm in a hurry... xoxo

 I'm back! :-)

So, I'm really enthusiastic about this workout routine. I find it super challenging, yet it can be done slow and steady, body and mind conscious turned on 1000%. I haven't done the above one in 20 minutes, not even close (I haven't measured but I'm sure it was a lot more), and I certainly haven't done the reps they suggest in the text... 

I decided to find another, better session for beginners and slowly build it up. Also, the GIFs are cool but it's very difficult to get the hang of the full motion because these are heavy exigent compound exercises... and they are called "flow" for a reason, right...?

I found these so far.. but there are so many, it's overwhelming for my ADHD... I don't know where to start! hahaha...

(26) Primal Movement Beginner Flow Tutorial (Follow Along) - YouTube

(26) LEARN TO FLOW: Movement Class for Mobility & Strength [Yoga / Primal Movement / Animal Flow] - YouTube

(26) 50 Weird and Challenging Animal Movements (Exercises) To Apply To Your Training - YouTube

Jacky82020 on 07/26/2021:
That’s a terrific workout! I could do most of it in slow motion LOL

KathyBlue on 07/26/2021:
Yeah, this is the beauty of the animal flow... these can be done in slow motion and still will be very satisfying and the athlete will feel the progress with every workout session accomplished! With insistence and discipline, some really beneficial progress can be reached in weeks / months!


Jacky82020 on 07/26/2021:
Totally agree. Thanks for sharing. Looks like stretching & yoga & then some.

My dogs and cats don’t do much animal flowing. The little narcoleptics.

KathyBlue on 07/27/2021:
hahahahahaha.... :D


Maria7 on 07/26/2021:
Happy for you about your new workout!


Donkey on 07/27/2021:
Oh those animal moves look very interesting!!! I will come back and bookmark these for my yoga tab.


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bearcountrygg - Monday Jul 26, 2021
(calorie deficit)
Weight: 0.0

Went and shopped for groceries this morning.....first shopper in the door....sign says all shoppers welcome...masks and no masks...all employes were no masks....some shoppers were too...there were only 3 of us wearing them......got that done for a few days.........I can see myself wearing a mask for forever...they don't bother me if they fit right...have a drawer full of duds...and 4 sent from our insurance company that are perfect......so i'm fine with those.

Still came home and wiped everything down with disinfectant wipes and rinced produce under faucet. 

Grocery shopping has become something totally different................our store was well stocked this time.....hasn't always been that way though...but today...very good.

Forgot to get postage stamps....hmmm...that means another trip soon.....using my last 2 today.

 

 

 

 

 

horn_of_plenty on 07/26/2021:
those are some really scary faces on those tomatoes! LOL!

you are smart to wear the mask especially bc you aren't vaccinated. i would do that too, if i were in your spot!

i hope you got what you needed at the supermarket :)

bearcountrygg on 07/27/2021:
Got what I needed and got out of there...LOL


Jacky82020 on 07/26/2021:
Beware! Attack of the killer tomatoes!

bearcountrygg on 07/27/2021:
LOL


KathyBlue on 07/26/2021:
haha the meme is hilarious! Good job with the masks and the precautions. Keep safe!

bearcountrygg on 07/27/2021:
I really don't mind the mask......in fact I rarely notice I have it on now.


Maria7 on 07/26/2021:
Wow, what a SMILE!

bearcountrygg on 07/27/2021:
LOL


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Donkey - Monday Jul 26, 2021
(Low carb eating w recumbent bike, yoga, weights)
Weight: 133.0

It's a Monday.... Woke up to find out that the internet was down.  All of that is my Husband's "baby", so I waited until he woke up and came down into the basement to investigate.  He reset the modem and we're back up and running. 

I'm glad that tonight is a rest night, with yoga only.  I was not 100% sure about going to the gym yesterday afternoon -- I think the heat and humidity were getting to me, even though we have the air conditing on.  Maybe it was the stuff I did outdoors earlier in the morning?  Was it the morning walk that did me in?  It was only 25 minutes.  

Anyway, took a brief nap, woke up, decided to go to the gym so that Husband could go too.  I cut the time on the elliptical by 5 minutes (so 15 minutes plus cool-down).  Did legs, stretched, showered, came home.  I had a protein shake when I got home, and then dinner about an hour after that, but I was feeling quite depleted.  I started getting aches in my legs, especially my left one, and then I got chills.  I put on a fleece jacket and had a cup of decaf coffee with dinner.

After dinner, I was definitely warmed up, but my legs were still achy.  I went to bed  "early" but didn't turn off the light until just before 9pm, because I was waiting for everything to charge. Still, I was able to lie in bed and relax.  I woke up feeling much better.  In fact, woke up at 4:17am, but stayed in bed resting until almost 5am.


Mistakes Girl is back today - thank goodness!  She has a calming affect on everyone, and I could use that at work, righ tnow.

And it will be interesting to see if my Boss will be making any changes since his follow-up with the cardiologist on Friday.  I won't ask him about it, and I don't expect to have him volunteer any information (of course).  I'm just curious to see what - if anything - changes.

Progress as of today: 53.5 lbs lost and already at goal!

Maria7 on 07/26/2021:
Hope all goes well with you at work today!

Donkey on 07/27/2021:
Oh... my.... gosh.... It was SO busy :-( So much for thinking things were slowing down.


bearcountrygg on 07/26/2021:
Sounds like a pretty good start to the day...especially when the internet booted up......We aren't getting your humidity and heat....

Donkey on 07/27/2021:
It gets SO oppressive in the afternoon. It's actually better at noon than it is at around 3pm. Today will be awful - I'm going to try to take my walk before noon.


Horn_of_plenty on 07/26/2021:
i'm glad your internet issue was an easy solution! :)

i am so glad you were feeling better come the morning. we had storms last night and they were loud so i woke up a few times. i will be a happier sleeper tonight.

that's nice you were able to relax in bed today and not rush.

i know what you mean about how different people's personalities at work are a good thing...i enjoy most of everyone's personalities at my job, too. so thankful for that!!

keep us updated on hubby's appointment. happy Monday and good start to your work week! it sure sounds like that, Donkey :)

Donkey on 07/27/2021:
Sometimes, we listen to thunderstorm sounds on Alexa while we sleep. Husband uses that more than I do. I did not sleep well last night; I think I will set the sounds for tonight.


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happy-1 - Sunday Jul 25, 2021
(HcPsNsPrd,BpNs14h2doPln2.5k510cr10Kstp7w9bed)
Weight: 229.6

Sunday July 25, 2021:

I finished my stats and notes entries for my OT tomorrow. I am glad to get it out of the way. I don't know that it was worth skipping an opportunity to spend time with the Ex-ish. He finally got a decent haircut and is now a dead ringer for Jason Statham but with a better 6 pack and more hair. He wouldn't have gone to the beach or the farmer's market though, so meh. Critical work is done. Onwards and upwards. 

The cat has been very supportive of my efforts the entire time. I got SO MANY CUDDLES today. Dad was relatively chill.

Can't be a slug all week this week. One week to recover from a solid month of dad drama is OK. Two weeks is not. Tomorrow I will start with getting out and about.

Habits

  1. Bp - Yes
  2. Ns - No
  3. 14h - Yes
  4. 2do - No, but I did do the critical thing
  5. Pln - No
  6. 2.5k5 - No
  7. 10cr - No
  8. 10Kstp - No
  9. 7w - No
  10. 9bed - No. Will work to get back on schedule tomorrow.

Progress as of today: 87.4 lbs lost so far, only 69.6 lbs to go!

Maria7 on 07/26/2021:
Glad you got some rest this past week. Your kitty that you rescued sure does love you!

happy-1 on 07/26/2021:
She says "Yes I do, purr purr purr... CHOMP!"


Donkey on 07/26/2021:
I hope that you have a good OT appointment!!!! You've worked hard, up to it.

I love reading about your kitty -- she's really coming around :-)

happy-1 on 07/26/2021:
Right??? She's a professor, so she must just be better than other OT's out there but she's really helping me untangle a difficult puzzle. Without the stats, I wouldn't know what to change next.

I'm still amazed that she's coming along so fast. Stray to ideal house cat in 60 days. Just need to figure out why she goes from purr to chomp without warning. At least she's stopped breaking skin. I just stick her (or chase her) into the bathroom when she bites me.


bearcountrygg on 07/26/2021:
Pets are so special like that....when people can be so difficult......a pet is there to appreciate you......( always be the one to feed them)...LOL

happy-1 on 07/26/2021:
She woke me up with purrs and cuddles this morning when my Alexa routine started. She's a total Momma Cat. "Hey sweetie, time to wake up and start your day. You need to get it together to go back to work and earn for cat food. We can do this."

Then she flipped the psycho switch and chomped me. Working on it.


horn_of_plenty on 07/26/2021:
lol, i'm right behind you! i'll be 39 in september, not even 5 years younger! we can be "pre-middle aged" haha.

lol to ex-ish...that's nice he's rather good looking...

love pet cuddles, yes! even guinea pigs are great cuddlers or i'd never have bought them!

wishing you less dad drama!

happy-1 on 07/26/2021:
38 was a fine year.

He was bound to get a haircut and a makeover someday… he’ll be scooped up by some cougar in no time.

I picture guinea pig cuddles as being very short and vibratey!


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Horn_of_plenty - Sunday Jul 25, 2021
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 110.0

  23.25 July Sunshine Hours. (based on my scheduled plans, July will have better exercise / hours in the sun compared to all the months preceding it...and that's how summer should be ;) ) 

Lookahead Dates: Last TOM - 6/30...

Business Law - Sesson 5 - 8/23/21 thru 10/8/21.

Accounting: Exam 4: (Chapters 7, 11)

Topic 11 - Liabilities - Purchasing & Payables

Topic 12 - Liabilities - Note Payables and other Current Payables

Topic 13 - Liabilities  - Employee and Payroll Accounting

Topic 14 - Accounting Information Systems

Accounting Final Exam: all chapters review..; notes can be used i was told. I will have to make tabs on my notes just to know what sections to turn to when reading the question, knowing what topic it's referring to. Might also make tabs on formulas on my notes, for easier reference, we'll see based on how much time i choose to study for it and if i get more than one attempt to pass it..first i gotta get thru test 4...


 Sunday, 7/25/21

8am breakfast 2 kashi waffles, one with sf syrup 200, jelly 50, coffee 50, kombucha 50. 350...

10am-10:30 4 Andes choc mints. 100, still hungry so totally ate the other lg potato filled indian samosa from Thursday eve that i bought on the way home. 350? def need to up my protein later...

11am 2% greek yogurt with apricot jelly 150 (been craving yogurt for a few days!)

12:15pm choc covered espresso beens i picked up yesterday, diet caffeine drink 150

1:15pm gave into the leftover broccoli raab and sausage crumble pizza slice from work: sausage 100? brocc rabb 100 (with butter) over half a slice..250. 450. not terrible. but need to relax now..!

3:15 meal: pita toasted 150, leftover stewedzucchini/onioins 50, tofu 100. 300 (thankful i had these leftover veggies).

1850, might go over in cals today, struggling...poor choices, lots of carbs/indulgences today and less healthy choices....and i always tend to indulge when home studying...best to finish the course asap LOL (but really!).

6pm 3 clementines 100

8:45pm snack: 2 packs of regular but no really bad stuff added gummy bears (won't buy again, not satisfying) 150, 3 chocoates 100. 250.

2200, pretty good considering everything i ate today!


all of my laundry - DONE!

finish last chapter 10 of notes; DONE!

Exam 3: study all notes for all chapters, take exam 3, see how i do, hopefully pass...yup, passed by 2 points. 72. onto the last few chapters now! oh thank gosh...DONE!

EXERCISE; get it done! upper & lower. - in progress at 6pm...DONE!

sautee an onion and mix into a frozen cauli rice dish...which sounds good..DONE!

clean/launder gp fleeces - DONE!

Move onto the Exam 4 study chapters -  see above...not so sure how much i want to do tonight...but i should seriously push this...didn't get this far.

bake a pumpkin pie :) (if i don't the crust will eventually either expire or get moldy before the expiration; which is why i'm wanting to do this - as i have all the ingredients including the crust.

ok goal is to finish like 1/2 of topic 11 tonight...


mon, 7/26 -

finish 1/2 of topic 11....?

lunch: frozen food from another time i cooked :)

save what i cooked yesterday for dinner today - tofu/sauteed fried cauliflower "rice". and a wrap., maybe fruit.


tues, 7/27


wed, 7/28

finish 1/2 of topic 12


thurs, 7/29


Friday, 7/30

public trans to study?

finish other 1/2 of topic 12...?


Saturday, 7/31 - 

Up to Topics 13/14??

 


Sunday 8/1 - August Already!

Almost take Exam 4? (might need to do it the following weekend??)

Farm Sunday 1-4pm

 check my progress in accounting course........


Weekend of fri afternoon 8/13-8/16 sunday AM....totally signed up last minute for this educational seminar with the club i'm in thru union (gave into the guy asking i participate)..not sure the topic is great (Covid - like i really need more education on this!?)...we'll see how it is. anyways, i'll prob take days off before/after this event as it's going to take most of the weekend (sleepover 2 nights out east) and i'm totally not ok with working straight, a weekend away for "work" and then back to work with no days off...so i have to plan for this. my parents will be there too...but we'll see...it's a lot of sitting in class, will try to at least get minimal amounts of exercise i like on this weekend..


May not be done with accounting by the 8/13 weekend; 

Progress as of today: 5 lbs lost and already at goal!

Donkey on 07/25/2021:
I understand the work retreat much better now, with your description on yesterday's entry. (Thank you for sharing it!) OK, so it's not a luxury hotel experience. It's good that your folks will be there, plus a friend & her husband, if I read that correctly. Perhaps after class, you can walk with your friend. She may want to stretch her legs too.

I understand that the seminar is industry related but not directly related to your job. And it looks good to your club, and your participation may also reflect well on your dad, so there's that, even if you really don't want to go. I just realized that you will probably be done with Accounting, and resting up before Business Law starts up. Hmm... Maybe not the ideal way to "rest" but at least you won't have the pressures of classes to also deal with.

I'm wondering if you can print out some other articles of interest to read during the presentation, so that you have something interesting to look at, if you're bored to death with the COVID talk. I presume there will be handouts, if there is a PowerPoint presentation.... or note taking... Maybe sit in the back.

Oh and absolutely NO to the fishing trip. No way no way no way. Who wants to be stuck on a boat with a bunch of smelly fish? I never understood the appeal of fishing, other than tartar sauce.

I hope you are able to take Exam 3 tonight (and pass)! It would help your timeline immensely, but it is what it is, and you can only do what you can do. Good luck today!

Horn_of_plenty on 07/25/2021:
right!? especially if i have hardly a soul to bring...def not a fishing trip! it goes against my very being...hate being tied down for long periods of time! ha!

you totally get me on everything you wrote above, yes.

thank gosh Exam 3 is over. taking the final exam, after i finish exam 4....may be a little nutty! :) just fingers crossed now to get thru exam 4.

and yes, i will have to mention my desire to walk with the friend.


bearcountrygg on 07/25/2021:
Good luck with your exam!

Horn_of_plenty on 07/25/2021:
thank you, passed by 2 points, so happy. need this course to be done...i don't want to quit, but it's taking a lot of patience!


Jacky82020 on 07/25/2021:
I’m back to fat free Greek yogurt after a lengthy hiatus. Used Torino vanilla syrup & cocoa in my last serving. Good! Needed a way to use my two big bottles of vanilla syrup. The bottles are ~$13 on Amazon, but 4 of their choice for ~ $35: chocolate, caramel, hazelnut & vanilla. Glad I finally found a use for the vanilla!

Horn_of_plenty on 07/25/2021:
glad you found a use! i love he 2% fage yogurt. it keeps me more satisfied than fat free. it's good you know what works and have a way of meeting your sweet tooth with those syrups.


Jacky82020 on 07/25/2021:
I accidentally bought a quart of 2% & it was 130 Cals / 4% protein vs 90 Cals 17% protein in nonfat Greek. 3/4 C serving. So the hi protein satisfies me longer. Buy the quarts because I like a strong cocoa, coffee flavor or both.

Horn_of_plenty on 07/25/2021:
by 2%, i meant 2% GREEK which also has a ton of protein. 4% doesn't sound right, it must be regular yogurt and not greek. I am quite positive on this.

i wouldn't be saisfied on 4% protein either.


Jacky82020 on 07/25/2021:
Probably not GreeK then! I’ll check for 2% Greek.

Horn_of_plenty on 07/25/2021:
2% greek has slightly more fat than 0%, but VERY satisfying bc of it...you'll see the difference right away.


Jacky82020 on 07/25/2021:
I’m sticking with Walmart & the cheap fat free Greek. Then if it’s not filling, I’ll eat a key lime pie.

Horn_of_plenty on 07/25/2021:
haha ;) whatever works !


happy-1 on 07/25/2021:
Ok... Trying to read your entries... I get confused because some of them have the same text day to day... Which section am I supposed to look at?

horn_of_plenty on 07/26/2021:
haha...look at the text for the day that it is...i update the current day as the day goes by... ;)


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Maria7 - Sunday Jul 25, 2021
(Prayer, counting calories,and intermittent fasting)
Weight: 154.0

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

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

 

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Hello to you. 

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I'm at 154 this morning.  Not much appetite with these bad colds Hubby and I have.  We almost went to the ER at 2 am this morning.  He has horrible cough and I was sick and running fever.  But instead, I took a tylenol and went back to bed and he went back to sleep on the sofa.  Please pray for us.

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

UPDATE:  Hubby and I went to Urgent Care.  We both got Covid 19.  Thank you for you love and prayers.

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

Love, Maria

 

   

Progress as of today: 51 lbs lost so far, only 4 lbs to go!

Donkey on 07/25/2021:
Oh my, Maria!!! This cold is taking a LOT out of you and D!!!! I wish I knew why these ER situations always pop up at 2am in the morning, right? It always, ALWAYS seems that way with my husband... Oh and that last time that I really hurt my back and passed out getting up to use the bathroom. So it has happened to me too... I'm glad you both were able to avoid the ER though. (((hugs)))

Maria7 on 07/26/2021:
Hugs back to you and hope you have a good day!


bearcountrygg on 07/25/2021:
Praying for you...hopefully today there is improvement......Lots of liquids might help, hydration is important.

Maria7 on 07/26/2021:
No appetite and hard to even get water down but working on it. Have a good day!


Horn_of_plenty on 07/25/2021:
Coughs do not sound good. I guess make sure you do not need further treatment and I hope you both are feeling better. You don't want to mess with fevers and coughs in the world of Covid!

Maria7 on 07/26/2021:
Found out we both got Covid at the Urgent Care. Hope you have a good day today.


Donkey on 07/25/2021:
I'm glad then that you went to Urgent Care when you did!!! Please rest up and do whatever you need to do to get over this - whatever it takes. Praying hard for you both!!!!

Maria7 on 07/26/2021:
Thank you very much!


bearcountrygg on 07/25/2021:
Oh...I suspected that by your description .....Praying for you both.....

Maria7 on 07/26/2021:
At least we do have medicines to help us with symptoms. I'll be glad when fever and shortness of breath is gone for me and when bad cough for Hubby is gone.


bearcountrygg on 07/25/2021:
Please keep us posted...

Maria7 on 07/26/2021:
Okay, I sure will!


Horn_of_plenty on 07/25/2021:
OH MY. i hope you do not have strong cases...please be safe and go to get help if your situations get worse. i wonder how you both caught it. i'm so sorry to hear this!!

Maria7 on 07/26/2021:
The Doctor told us if it gets worse to go to the emergency room. She said that might mean getting a IV bag of immunoglobulin.


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