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Jacky82020 - Thursday Oct 22, 2020
(Eat less, move more. CR)
Weight: 122.4

Well big weight drop overnight, 2 pds.   Know it won't last and one will reappear on the scale probably tomorrow, but haven't seen the 122's for years.  Was down to 117 in 2011 when we moved to this house and it was upwards from there.   my weight fluctuates for no known reason.   not due to fluid intake, been drinking 3-4 mugs of the salt free broth with malt vinegar & hot sauce daily and the mug is a great big 17.8 oz Starbucks one.   has to be I sometimes retain water. 

Progress as of today: 11.6 lbs lost so far, only 12.4 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 10/22/2020:
Forgot to mention since you are big on pickles, I only eat pickles when we visit the US and my sister always has some at lunch time. Hubby's online Thai chef recommends dill pickles on the side with fried rice. In Thailand they always give us slices of cucumber. Now hubby and I keep snacking on pickles - 10 cals each so no biggie.


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bearcountrygg - Thursday Oct 22, 2020
(Counting calories by the week)
Weight: 126.0

Up a touch later...slept in until 5:30.......feel like I wasted a part of the morning...LOL

Coffee and news and some interesting conversation with D.

Keeping a notebook with food and activities and this month is going really well...still looking forward to doing a whole month in November.

Heading out tomorrow and again monday to shop...............Tomorrow will be the local store and will get the perishables that they have...then Monday to a town an hour away for grocery pick up.......and will see what they have....already they have taken at least a dozen things off my list.....so that will be interesting.......( they removed kitty litter and jello gelatin packages mainly...D loves his SF jello....he may have to live without it...LOl)

Looking forward to the debate tonight.......really looking forward to November 3rd and my all nighter.........and then November 4th...NO political phone messages, email, snail mail, texts, and 3 phones ringing with SURVEYS!!!!  I am so ready to put all of this in the past.

My pants are getting looser...and I may have to scout around and find some smaller ones.......or at least switch to ones with waists that can be adjusted........

I swear I will NOT wear bellbottoms...not even in the house!!!!!!  They need to go in the trash I guess because they kind of bug me... just knowing that they are in the bins.....LOL .....in fact it's not only bell bottoms that need to go.  I should just put that stuff in the garbage can and be done with it.  What I wore when I was 35 is far different from what I would consider wearing today....LOL

So anyway..........a full day here.....not overly interested in food...cooking for D though...and I'm eating when I get hungry.....and it's working out well.

 

 

Progress as of today: 129.8 lbs lost so far, only 11 lbs to go!

Jacky82020 on 10/22/2020:
Bell Bottoms! Seems like they come and go. I have a few embroidered ones that I can’t fit into now. Maybe by next spring.


grannyannie on 10/22/2020:
We thought we were so cool in the 1960's and early 70's with bellbottoms!

Slept in until 5:30! OMG, lazy, lazy! LOL.

Interested to see how you do with a monthly calories allowance.


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Donkey - Thursday Oct 22, 2020
(Low carb eating w recumbent bike, yoga, weights)
Weight: 144.5

 To echo Legs, this week is taking FOREVER.  And it hasn't been a pleasant time, I gotta tell you. Not even listening to Christmas music at work yesterday helped.  Now that's bad,  when Santa can't cheer me up. 


So we were fired by a client yesterday and what a blessing. I don't think I could have worked with these folks after our egregious error.  My boss so much as said he can't cope with the workload,  when I asked him to read the clients' emails thoroughly.

I'm so backed up, I'm going to have to stay late today. Husband wants to watch the debate together, so I can't stay too late. I'm so busy with emails that I've fallen behind on correspondences and checking new files for mistakes (by Mistakes Girl, when she opens them). 

This is ridiculous. We should not be this busy this time of year!  Boss is going on vacation starting Friday. Mistakes Girl will be out next week,  Wednesday-Friday. Meanwhile,  I'm so busy I struggle to take a walk at lunch!


Did well with eating,  but the hunger is real. It's not a painful hunger, but just a more annoying,  nagging feeling.  Well, that's what it takes to lose weight. 

Did shoulder weights last night. I'm not sure if I will do weights tonight.  Kind of depends on where I watch the debate. I have chest and biceps available to me. 

Progress as of today: 42 lbs lost so far, only 9.5 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 10/22/2020:
A long time ago when i sold real estate...this was a totally down time of year in fact people took their houses off the market......but right now...things are selling like hotcakes here...people are leaving the cities in droves...and coming to the country...is that what you are selling more of there? We are looking forward to the debate too.


Jacky82020 on 10/22/2020:
Some client in Hong Kong fired the company my husband works for and they are glad to see them go!


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grannyannie - Thursday Oct 22, 2020
(Calories, healthy eating, exercise)
Weight: 0.0

Looking forward to my treat on Saturday!  Fried rice and beer!

Workout:

Spin bike: 30 mins - running, sitting, jumps, hill climbing 

Lower body muscle work (3 x 10 lunges, side lunges, squats, calf lifts wearing 0.5kg/1.1lb wrist weights). 

Menu:

Total:  1093

Donkey on 10/22/2020:
When I read the first sentence, I thought that today was Friday. Imagine my disappointment.

You're doing quite well! Are you 100% healed from your bike accident now?


bearcountrygg on 10/22/2020:
Lots of chicken around here too.


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happy-1 - Wednesday Oct 21, 2020
(Get some damn sleep)
Weight: 225.4

1:25 of REM. Probably REM rebound from all the rotten nights of sleep I have had the past two weeks.

Nutrisense sensor arrived today. I needed it to use the 14 day trial of the app. After my first scan I was able to use the feature that hooked me... a chart where if you scroll to the right or the left you can see at a specific time what your glucose is, so you can actually measure the impact of your hot mess and drama. This is a feature that is missing from Libre... and apparently you have to use the European Libre sensors and pay Nutrisense for it. Highway robbery.

https://help.nutrisense.io/en/articles/3920712-increase-the-readability-of-your-data

 

What does appear to be worth paying for is the ability to isolate events in relationship to your glucose. It isn't as all the way there yet as the tutorial articles make it look. You can't track activities or notes.

https://help.nutrisense.io/en/articles/3793724-1-beginning-glucose-experiments

However, I think if you also look at your calendar, Garmin charts and Cronometer at the same time, you can see what actually is messing with all your internal cycles. I'll dive into this this week. Might be interesting in terms of biohacking cortisol. 

https://help.nutrisense.io/en/articles/3944059-managing-stress-biohacking-your-cortisol-response-in-three-steps

There is an awful lot in the help tutorials that isn't in the app... I'm kind of confused about how they are managing the app feature developments... Like they added walkthroughs, A BIG effort... but the experiments don't incude activities and the meal logging is super weird... I can't figure out how to log nutritional information and the database that gets searched isn't anything I recognize.

Ugh.

Did have tremendous success with the virtual coworking session. I got through all my mail and one fat task I have been procrastinating on for a year.

 

 

 

 

 

Progress as of today: 91.6 lbs lost so far, only 65.4 lbs to go!

Donkey on 10/22/2020:
Very interesting! When I'm on my laptop, I'll have to check out the links. Bio- monitoring is so cool.

Glad you caught up on the REM!


bearcountrygg on 10/22/2020:
Sleeping better = good!


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Horn_of_plenty - Wednesday Oct 21, 2020
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 113.0

Today is back to getting organized/planning the next few days...

9am Breakfast: oats and raisins 300, almond milk and also coffee 100. 400.

10:30 snack: gummy starbursts, 1.5 servings = 150 cal.

12:00pm lunch mini bagel, mustard, deli pastrami 200 total, chips 150. 350.

2pm lg apple 100

3:30 fiber 1 choc chip cookie 150, some ice cream..150...just tired...but continuing to read and hopefully moving onto actually doing a paralegal assignment...lots of reading, LOTS of reading!

 6pm dinner: started out healthy - a fish cake not too big 120? on a mini bagel 130, with a little slaw salad with some dressing on it 150, followed by those starburst sour gummies...over two servings, so darn good. 240...total here: 650. decent..i will be done with this semi-large bag of startbursts soon...they are too addictive!

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I will prob be home most of today, aside from a walk to pick up some things...maybe another short walk in the evening too...(thinking to do 2 short walks):

Walk 1 - DONE

Walk 2 - Bike indoors while on phone DONE

Put a small load of laundry in (figuring i'm just gonna operate more like this - small loads whenever i feel like it - until i start working again...) DONE

Back to doing my assignments for the ADR (Dispute resolution) paralegal course (try to finish this week's assignments and partial for next week...) IN PROGRESS...

Need to keep using my app for the PM test......

I was going to do my leg strength, but i feel a little tension in my calf from my weaker leg...maybe just stretches and massage??......will do stretches later tonight close to bedtime i think....did some fast rolling only - DONE

Walking to pick up my boots that i dropped off to be fixed yesterday so they will last me many more years (good brand original price i paid almost 3 years ago was $170, fashionable to wear with any outift including dress clothes, soles were very worn and i don't want rain/snow to get in them...)...not impressed with the job he did to my boots...should have communicated more about it...color is not as nice as it used to be..design of the heal is different..OH WELL i will still wear them - not about to go buying anything else in the next couple years either in terms of boots...DONE

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tempted to clean the guinea pig cage but that can wait a few more days (no need to do double work when it's not necessary)

shower / bathroom needs to be cleaned very soon....been putting this off....

NOT cooking today, but maybe tomorrow? - probably - or they veggies that came with the dish might spoil...

French friend may call today, i almost forgot about it, but it will be a faster call (not two hours).???...we'll see if this happens

monthly free therapist called...short convo, was fine. DONE

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!

legcramps on 10/21/2020:
I went on a bike ride on the weekend with BF and same thing with my calf - except on my stronger leg! I guess maybe I was compensating with my strong leg while we were biking. He always does push me a little more than I push myself :)

Sounds like your classes are all going well and you are staying pretty organized through the day. I love what you are filling your days with!


grannyannie on 10/21/2020:
Yea, I hate bathroom cleaning!

How was your interview?

Horn_of_plenty on 10/21/2020:
the interview went well, it seems due to my relationship with the interviewer, that things can work out in 2-4 weeks, we shall see...

stupid me to didn't realize i hadn't printed my most updated resume, and with no printer in my apt, i had to bring the "older" resume from earlier in the summer. the change isn't much, but it's just a lack of preparation on my part that i didn't go and print it at my parents house....

it was mostly ignored, ,this fact, and quickly moved over in the interview....

never did i do that before!


bearcountrygg on 10/21/2020:
Bathrooms and cats litter box are my least liked chores too.


Jacky82020 on 10/21/2020:
Me too!


Donkey on 10/22/2020:
That's too bad about the boots. I'm glad to hear that the interview went well. I call that a success.

I would wait to print out resumes and do it at your parents' house. It's not like you need a bunch of copies right now.


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Jacky82020 - Wednesday Oct 21, 2020
(Eat less, move more. CR)
Weight: 124.2

 HoP, what do you think about Rudy?   I am peeing myself!   it's hysterical.   he got caught on camera Toobin.

 

My weight is stuck in the low 124's and I want to see the 123's.   thinking of doing all liquids, buf never pull it off and quit by day's end.   a girl can always try, try again! 

Progress as of today: 9.8 lbs lost so far, only 14.2 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 10/21/2020:
LOL love the cartoon


innerpeace on 10/21/2020:
Cartoon too funny! too true!


Horn_of_plenty on 10/21/2020:
yes you can try :)

the more weight you lose, the harder it is to continue to lose at the same rate because you need less calories to maintain lower weights and it becomes harder to create the same deficit as you did when you were at a higher weight...

Jacky82020 on 10/21/2020:
Sad, but true! Lost ~10 pds since 8/20/20 & that will not be happening again.


legcramps on 10/21/2020:
That cartoon reminds me of a cat I owned when I was in post-secondary school LOL

Jacky82020 on 10/21/2020:
Lol! I love cats. Have 2 inside and a feral one I’ve been feeding for a year. He finally moved into the outdoor heated cat house. Nice little house with a back door escape route. I have it under a small table for greater protection against the weather.


bearcountrygg on 10/21/2020:
The cat cartoon is way too true...Our orange Sampson came from the shelter 1 1/2 years ago bent on destroying this place....took trying several things before we taught him to just use a huge scratching pole...that sits in the living room......when he gets agitated...he either attacks that...or runs up and down the basement stairs like a maniac....OR...he does have a 2x4 post in the basement that he is turning into toothpicks ( but we are letting him get away with that)....


Maria7 on 10/21/2020:
I have done an 'all liquids' diet years ago for only 'one day'....I bought a little jug of grape juice and was diluting the juice with water and drinking it like that off and on during the day...had a total of about 400 calories total of the juice that day, I seem to recall, and the next day I was down 3 or 4 pounds...Not something one would want to do often...would certainly not be healthy...but it did give me a 'jumpstart', so to speak, at that time...not recommending it, though...cause I do not think it is healthy to do that.

Jacky82020 on 10/21/2020:
Sounds like a very difficult thing to do. I am thinking more like chocolate protein drinks


Maria7 on 10/21/2020:
My Mama did Slimfast chocolate and other flavors protein drinks many years ago and she lost about 100 pounds within a year! She ate food, also, during this..just replaced some meals with the Slimfast.

Jacky82020 on 10/21/2020:
Wow! Mama had a lot of self discipline.!


Horn_of_plenty on 10/21/2020:
yes, i was just reading that about Rudy...i'm not sure what to think as it was a short article and i'm not sure about this whole thing ?

could it be adjusted, like photoshopped?!

i have to understand this issue more...bc i just read it and i'm...flabbergasted!

Jacky82020 on 10/22/2020:
Google it! Definitely not photoshopped! That comedian, Sasha Baron Cohen, (or whatever) tricked him in a film that’s coming tomorrow. He’s famous for such pranking. He said he was a correspondent for some publication & wanted an interview at a hotel. He had hidden cameras and left the room, leaving Guliani with a very young woman. Rudy laid down on the bed, unzipped, and put his hand down his pants. Toobin away, This has to be headlines all over NYC! The story is nationwide. It is hilarious! The horny old perv!


grannyannie on 10/22/2020:
Giuliani and his boss are outraged by this! LOL.

Jacky82020 on 10/22/2020:
LOL. LOL The horny old pervert! The movie is coming out on Amazon tomorrow. I have Prime, but suspect they will want $20 to view. They did that with the King of Staten Island. I waited until it came to Redbox. Pretty good. I like that Pete Davidson from SNL.


Donkey on 10/22/2020:
Maria's comment about the grapes juice made me think, have you considered doing a cleanse or a detox day (weekend)?

Jacky82020 on 10/22/2020:
Never considered that. My reading over the years says it’s voodoo.


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bearcountrygg - Wednesday Oct 21, 2020
(Counting calories by the week)
Weight: 126.0

Just super busy around here.....always lots to get done.

Placed a walmart order for pickup next Monday.........

Will need to make a trip into our smaller store before thyen for perishables...maybe tomorrow.

Prices are going up...and I just can't get my hands on several things.

One son who lives in the country a couple of hours away says there are people who have just moved into the woods around their area.......some here too.  Lots of trailers arriving as well.......I think things will be a bit iffy in a few days.  People are arriving from the city and suburbs to look for some safety apparently........

I see that the online ordering prices are going up......better to buy sooner than later.  The last time I was in the grocery store...( quite awhile back)...they were up there too then.......I will find out when i go for perishables i guess.

The Berky water filter system arrived...and NO dents...yippee........need to get that set up here in the next couple of days. 

I've been so busy i forget to eat sometimes...so my calories are staying very low here the last couple of days......and that is fine......clothes are a little looser.....but not really getting on the scales because right now...that is kind of on the back burner and not super important to me at the moment.

Thought I was a stress eater.......and I have been in the past...but not right now.....maybe I'm not stressed really since I'm feeling prepared and that is different....will see if that continues or not.

D is doing really good.......he is getting the guy stuff stocked up......and enjoying that. 

Not doing my list these last 2 days....but super busy so doing other things instead.  Daily food is around 1,200 and I should probably add a few calories...I really don't want to lower my metabolism anymore.  I cook for D but am not overly interested in eating........need to though.

MARIA>>>>>>>>>>>. How is your prepping coming along....I know you have really worked on it.....are you still adding?

 

 

Progress as of today: 129.8 lbs lost so far, only 11 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 10/21/2020:
Lots of people want to get to lower population areas now if they can. We had many from England come up to our area and to the highlands.

bearcountrygg on 10/21/2020:
Things are selling here right now...but we have a lot of people literally camping out on vacant land.....some state and federal and...and privately owned land that they don't one.......Here they are trying to avoid rioting areas that they figure will erupt after November 3rd. The US is in a crisis right now........and no one knows what will happen.


Maria7 on 10/21/2020:
Signed in just to answer your question...Yes, a little along and along, as can...everything counts...latest is toilet paper adding...not a lot but got around 40 rolls total...all for only $10 (Dollar General)...So, it doesn't cost a lot to add to preps...it all depends on what one buys to add..sometimes one can afford more to add and sometimes one can only afford to 'sit' on what they've got until they can get more to add...and sometimes one has to use some of what they have that they have been 'sitting' on...it is a lifestyle, being prepared...Some people have stored a lot and some a little...but...ANYTHING stored to eat is better than nothing...and I have been close to nothing in my younger years...Down to 2 cans of food at that time, I believe...It was during a recession and Daughter (now grown) was very little and no job...but someone brought us a box of food and that made a big difference to us on that very cold, winter day! Even had hot chocolate in the box of food that they brought! Smile. So, now, we sometimes try to reach out and help in giving of what the Lord has blessed us with, too. People (hopefully) learn from what they go through in life...Not all do, that is...but a lot of people do...and hopefully people are getting prepared during these times we are currently in of not knowing what is going to be but all the while trusting in the Lord to supply our every need and take care of us, which He does...He teaches us in his word to be prepared....Proverbs 6:6-8....about the ant preparing during the harvest and that we as people, should consider that...So, I do think it is very WISE to be prepared and have food stored (and water and other essentials)...Thanks for asking and I bid you a happy day. Maria

bearcountrygg on 10/21/2020:
I agree completely, we have been stocking up slowly for years too.......and plan to help others. Back when we were young also...we had little food in the house...I know back in the 60's our grocery budget for the week was $17.,...of course thinhs were cheaper then also....but I know what you mean...what a relief it must have been for you to to receive that gift of food.

bearcountrygg on 10/21/2020:
Maria.,...I can see why you don't want anymore of those things.....it sounds like you have bad reactions to them too...there is no reason for a vaccine that makes you sick...when it's supposed to prevent sickness. Personally i don't trust them...they sure don't give us a list of what is in them.


Maria7 on 10/21/2020:
Wrote a comment to you on comments under Annie's post, too.

bearcountrygg on 10/21/2020:
Ok..I will read it.

bearcountrygg on 10/21/2020:
I am done with vaccines....I have known too many people who have had normal kids and then they ended up with autism after their smallpox vaccination. I get pneumonia on occasion since childhood and considered getting that vaccine...but then the doctor said that people rarely even get that form of pneumonia anymore so he didn't advise getting that vaccine.......I did get the flu shots for years because I worked in a 24 hour medical office...and the Dr wanted us all to get them......and then i went on to get them with my Mom for 7 years while I took care of her........but I won't again.....And I TOTALLY agree with you...anything that is using aborted babies as part of their making of these things is absolutely NOT what I would have anything to do with.


Horn_of_plenty on 10/21/2020:
i've been busier these few days too and my appetite has changed a lot this week...just eating to get thru it...not as interested in health...i hope it changes soon, for now i'm just riding the wave :)

glad you are being productive. i have noticed the prices of things in pharmacy/drug stores to be very high. shampoos, deodorants, soaps, razors...very high prices.

bearcountrygg on 10/22/2020:
Somethings on Amazon are unbelieveable....like $50 for a bottle of Clean Shower...something that is used daily around here......I notice that the 2 soups that are always less than a dollar ( chicken noodle and tomato)...are now $1.50.....Canned vegetables are now $1.50 when they used to be less than a dollar.


Donkey on 10/22/2020:
My daughter tells me that windex has become scarce, apparently. I pulled out a big bottle of it, that we had pre- COVID, and she was like, Whoa, where did you get that?

bearcountrygg on 10/22/2020:
LOL.....I never thought of that...wonder what that is being used for......I'm waiting for white vinegar to disappear......that has so many uses...also baking soda...same thing.


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legcramps - Wednesday Oct 21, 2020

Weight: 0.0

DAILY RECAPS:

October 19 - supplements, vitamins, protein done; went for a bike ride with a friend down a new trail - very nice! Burned 351 calories.

October 20 - supplements, vitamins, protein done; spin bike 50 minutes! Burned 366 calories.


Adding my physio exercises together isn't helping to motivate me to do them 

I can't motivate myself at home as well versus at the gym. I guess i'm lazier when i'm at home, and not as focused. Since I plan to stay off the bike today, I will try really hard to get some physio in. My ankle has been doing really well, and i've stopped using the brace unless i'm working out. I still feel a little niggle on the top of the foot, but continue to work through it since it isn't "painful", just bothers me that it's not perfectly healed.

Gosh, is it only Wednesday! This week is passing by at a turtle's pace!

We are heading into the city this weekend; BF goes for another tattoo on Saturday, and we want to visit his oldest son. They don't come home often enough when they're so far away (he lives over two hours from BF, and hardly ever gets home anymore).


FOOD JOURNAL:

October 19 - coffee, oat milk, oatmeal, blueberries, cinammon; tomato and pepperoni sandwich on double flax with mustard and mozzarella; banana; clif protein bar; beef tacos in soft Protein Up tortillas with kale salad and mozzarella; 15 ritz crackers; coke zero. 2,235 calories.

October 20 - coffee, oat milk, oatmeal, blueberries, cinammon; beef tacos in soft Protein Up tortillas with kale salad and mozarella; banana; coke zero, 2 purdy's chocolate pieces. 2,001 calories.

grannyannie on 10/21/2020:
I really do miss my gym but I'm not going near it. Wish I had a spin bike like the one in the gym. Mine is okay and I do get an intense workout.

Glad your ankle is nearly 100%. Good job on the workouts!


bearcountrygg on 10/21/2020:
I think the daily vitamins have really given me a new sort of energy...how about you...do you think they are helping....you seem to be doing really well getting back to your exercise!


Horn_of_plenty on 10/21/2020:
have you ever taken gummy vitamins?

i was taking gummies for a long time since Covid and before...and now i'm having trouble going back to "normal vitamins" where i find them unappetizing and i just want my gummies again! LOL...

i like reading your food...you are really trying to get some good protein and fiber in.

some days, i just need regular bread (right now it's mini bagels)...i used to be healthier, but now i find it very satisfying to just eat what i want (with some moderation standards in place)


Donkey on 10/22/2020:
This week is going by incredibly slow for me too. It's been quite painful.

You're almost healed! Keep doing your physio!

I'm so torn about the gym lately. I'll write about this in my own diary, but wanted to say, I think I'm feeling the reverse, right now.


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innerpeace - Wednesday Oct 21, 2020

Weight: 303.0

No pictures again, I/we have just been walking around the neighborhood the last few days. DH and I did go for a short walk in the a.m. before it started raining on us, we went back home.

I worked as much as I could.

I picked up the girl and she came over and worked on homework. I walked the doggos again.

I made chicken paprikash for dinner along with a bagged salad - spiced apple or something. It was all good.

Later I had a piece of the diabetic pie I made.

Blood sugar this a.m. was 133

I ate cereal again for breakfast as well as another vanilla iced latte...(I will prepare a low carb breakfast tonight)

L: left over chicken paprikash

D: grilled chicken, salad, cottage cheese

DH and I got our short morning walk in...and depending on rain, I will go again this evening.

It's a good day! ip

Progress as of today: 34.9 lbs lost so far, only 93 lbs to go!

legcramps on 10/21/2020:
Yum, chicken paprikash sounds delicious! My Grandma used to make that often, and I loved it :)


bearcountrygg on 10/21/2020:
Chicken paprikash sounds good.....I remember an old show with Danny Thomas and Angela Cartright called Make Room For Daddy I think...and Uncle Tenouse used to talk about Paprikash a lot...never tried it.


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Donkey - Wednesday Oct 21, 2020
(Low carb eating w recumbent bike, yoga, weights)
Weight: 144.5

 It's a new day. It would be better if it were Thursday. 

I did end up feeling a little muscle soreness in my legs yesterday,  as the day progressed,  so my legs workout DID do something!  Last night,  I worked triceps. No soreness this morning,  yet. 

I think I'm liking writing down what I eat. I have a 3-inch tall notepad "cube" on my desk at work. I write what I eat on one of those pages. I bring the little pages home and put them in a small folder.  Perhaps some day,  I might calculate calories. Right now,  this new habit is just keeping me aware of what I'm eating. 

It was tough eating less at dinner last night.  I didn't feel completely satiated, but I was satisfied with my effort.   However ,  when I was on the computer here last night,  I did have 1/2 cup of frozen whole cherries.  

Progress as of today: 42 lbs lost so far, only 9.5 lbs to go!

Jacky82020 on 10/21/2020:
Oh, yum! Frozen cherries! I love desserts frozen, like cakes and cookies. Which I’ve been pretty good about avoiding recently. Not perfect, but better than usual. Quitting zolpidem after 10 years helped immensely. Stuff gave me nocturnal munchies, big time.


Horn_of_plenty on 10/21/2020:
sorry i took long to write back...my mind is elsewhere lately...i wrote some on your entry yesterday too.

a little soreness is GREAT. I was actually somehow sore today from my workout last night?! i have been doing the same workout for awhile now, so, i guess i was weak going into the workout and it just had a larger effect than it usually does on me!?

yes, those Post-it cubes...just so you know, that is what i used for MANY years at the job i was previously at...when i didn't log into DD during work, i was using that post it cube every day to write down also!...later logging onto DD with maybe just calories or a summation...

frozen whole cherries sounds delish.

do you still have evening decaf coffees or are you bored with that?

Donkey on 10/22/2020:
I still have the decaf but with real cream not flavored Coffeemate. It was the flavored fake stuff that was helpful to satisfy cravings. But it's FAKE.

Very conflicted about this.


grannyannie on 10/21/2020:
It's easy not to see what you are eating or drinking all day until you write down every single thing.

OMG post its kept my life together when I was working in an office at a university. I loved when there were no more post its stuck around the outside of my computer screen!


bearcountrygg on 10/21/2020:
Soreness equals muscle workouts....good!

Donkey on 10/22/2020:
The soreness comes later the next day. I appreciate this, as it's difficult enough to get up in the morning. And the soreness is fine because it tells me I'm doing something right. It's not painful or HUGE. Just a little "oh!" :-)


Maria7 on 10/21/2020:
I got very tickled at what you wrote in comments about election nite...SMILE....even told Hubby and he smiled, too.

Donkey on 10/22/2020:
:-) I sincerely mean it when I said it was completely unintentional!

Frankly, I'm ready to eject this whole year. I don't know if I've every felt that way about a year before, even during tough times.

Donkey on 10/22/2020:
Glad I made folks smile :-)


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grannyannie - Wednesday Oct 21, 2020
(Calories, healthy eating, exercise)
Weight: 0.0

Supermarket at 7ish am to get berries and tomatoes (I hate how badly they pack them with my groceries when I do click and collect), chilis, and vanilla ice cream for hubby. I had ordered Ryvita multigrain yesterday as I thought I’d like crackers and cheddar during my all night election. Could be a mistake as I can binge on them. But I will TRY HARD not to. They are 37 cals each. 

Getting our flu jab this morning at the village hall. It’s for all the 65+ who normally get it at the doctor’s office but they are trying to keep people out of there that don’t need to be. So the nurse is doing it at the 4 village halls on my road. 

Workout:

  • Spin bike: 30 mins - standing, sitting, jumps, hill climbing 
  • Lower body muscle work (3 x 10 lunges, side lunges, squats, calf lifts wearing 0.5kg/1.1lb wrist weights). I’ll start using my ankle weight routines for thighs and butt in a week or so.
  • Waiting for my 2 kg (4.4 lb) dumbbells from Amazon, but will do 3kg for biceps and a couple of other routines that aren’t difficult

Menu:

  • B: porridge with raspberries, tea w/soy
  • S: coffee w/coconut milk
  • L:  6 veg salad with chicken breast and cheddar, 2 clementines
  • D:  chicken, Quorn, veg curry
  • S: popcorn
  • Drinks: diet tonic, or low cal fruit drink, lots of water, occasional diet pop, tea

Total:  1126

Donkey on 10/21/2020:
This is just me but for ejection night, I'd say all bets are off. I'm planning to go to bed before 10p. I'm not sure I will even watch any election coverage... although it will be hard to avoid it on my phone. Well, we'll see.

Good job on the exercise! I recently read a post by a PT buddy builder who said that it's important to focus on legs and back muscles, for training, as we get older.

grannyannie on 10/21/2020:
I won't be able to sleep if I go to bed so I'll be up. Lots of people to chat to and a good excuse to indulge! I know we won't know the winner that night, but it's a tradition for me. Used to do it via chat and video with my son.

Muscle work is important for everybody but especially when we age. It builds bone density and also makes us burn calories more efficiently, or so they say.

grannyannie on 10/21/2020:
Loving the spin bike. An issue with the handlebars being a bit wobbly when I stand and hubby tried to fix. But it's just a bad design.


Donkey on 10/21/2020:
"Ejection night" - ha ha ha! I swear that was my phone. My typo wasn't intentional!

grannyannie on 10/21/2020:
LOL. Good one!


Jacky82020 on 10/21/2020:
It will be ejection night for someone! Can’t wait!

grannyannie on 10/21/2020:
Me either. Holding my breath!


Jacky82020 on 10/21/2020:
I did not get a flu shot. Only had 2 in the last 20 years. Only had the flu once on my life, 25 years ago. Makes my arm extremely sore for weeks. Figure my risk is low. Stay home. Wear a mask outside and keep my distance. The husband got one.

grannyannie on 10/21/2020:
I started getting them after I had a 3 week bout of flu about 7 years ago. Had to pay for them until I hit 65. Then they are free. Got a pneumonia vaccine last year. I guess we didn't really need one since we don't expose ourselves and always wear a mask and keep our distance when we do go out. But neither of us ever reacted to one so....

grannyannie on 10/21/2020:
When I hit 70 I get a shingles vaccine. They won't give me one until then even though I had a case 15 years ago. I can't even buy one here. I could in the US but they are something like $250.


Horn_of_plenty on 10/21/2020:
yeah, you never know how "forceful" or rough the fruit/veggies are being handled when someone packs them for you...so, you might as well go in to do those, yes!

People complain a lot with certain veggie delivery services of the same issues. for instance, when i used to order from Misfits, there were several issues and i did fair well, but other people were complaining about damaged veggies.

grannyannie on 10/21/2020:
Most of the staff who do the shopping for delivery or pickup are young. So when they pack them they sometimes put heavy things on top of berries or tomatoes. They did it one too many times. Fine with veggies, even mushrooms.

grannyannie on 10/21/2020:
And I'm surprised they do so well choosing bananas.


legcramps on 10/21/2020:
I bought some crackers on Sunday when I wasn't feeling great, and i'm scared i'm going to binge on them too. Trying to keep them in the cupboard so that I don't think about them too much!

I wish I had your determination to get in more than just a spin bike workout! Look at you, working on those muscles! Love it!

Because I work in healthcare, I get my flu shot every year. For me, it's more about protecting those around me than myself.

grannyannie on 10/21/2020:
I haven't opened the box yet, but I'll really have to limit them when I do. I could easily have one a day - they are big - only 37 cals. I could put the cheddar on the cracker that I always have in my salad at lunch.


bearcountrygg on 10/21/2020:
We avoid vaccines now...my Mom died 19 hours after getting a flu shot 6 years ago....and went to bed feeling normal that evening.....I hear shingles shots can cause shingles....we have both had shingles....but are not getting that vaccine either....2 many questionable ingredients in them.

grannyannie on 10/21/2020:
Sorry to hear that. Was it her first one?

It's very rare for a shingles vaccine to cause shingles. I had a very mild case on my thighs when I was 53. I know too many people who get it near their eyes and I don't want that.


Jacky82020 on 10/21/2020:
I won’t be getting a shingles shot. I had shingles many years ago, mostly under my arm. Very strange. I am not the type to see doctors, even though I had great insurance through my public school teaching job. But it got so painful! They quickly dx’d it and gave me Vicodin. I am reading it’s rare to get it twice.

grannyannie on 10/21/2020:
I had a mild case on my thighs. Knew right away what it was, went to the hospital since it was a Saturday. Gave me that antiviral and it was gone within a week. You can get it twice but it's very rare to get it more than twice. My husband's uncle got it near his eye and they were worried he could lose his sight in it. So, I'll get the vaccine.


Jacky82020 on 10/21/2020:
Yes, I’ve seen those horrible photos of ppl getting it on their faces.


bearcountrygg on 10/21/2020:
I did have it in my eye...and have lost my cornea because of it.....My husband had a small patch on his leg and they had to cancel his knee replacement because of it....My Mom had 2 bad cases of shingles around her waist...but never had the vaccine.....about my Moms flu vaccine....she had been getting them yearly......the day she had hers...i also got mine ( I took her there)....they gave me the one for people 65 and under...she got the one for over 65....she had been getting that one for years......we went shopping...she raked some leaves, chatted with a neighbor...i called her a couple of times.......she was reading a magazine in the evening and watching TV.....she went to bed as usual....and got up during the night to use the bathroom as usual......they tell me she died in her sleep at about 5:30 in the morning....19 hours after the vaccine....I will never ever get another vaccine.

grannyannie on 10/22/2020:
How tragic! They are sure the vaccine caused it?


Maria7 on 10/21/2020:
So sorry to read that, BC....Bless your heart! I do not plan on getting another vaccine, either... Had annual flu shot like I had been doing for preceding about 20 years...and when I stood up, I almost passed out...barely could drive home...Daughter was with me, thankfully but I was driving...I was EXTREMELY DIZZY for 2 or 3 days and I WONDERED if I would ever get to being back NOT DIZZY again...called the pharmacy that I got it at and was simply told that if I had any problems, to go to the ER (which I didn't). I finally did get over it but I have now have read (don't know if true or not) that they use aborted baby tissue in making the vaccines...so...NO THANK YOU!!! And don't let me get started on the pneumonia vaccine that I had years ago...NEVER NEVER NEVER again!!! NEVER!!! Excruciating pain suddenly began that nite (after I had been fine and even went shopping at the grocery store the afternoon after the injection and no pain) and it was so severe in that shoulder and arm (arm got the injection in) that I was up during the nite and unable to even raise my arm up...the ability was not there to do that, the pain was so severe...Called the health department where I got that injection and they acted like I was the only one with a complaint and just said go to ER, if needed (which I didn't)...So, NO...don't care for anymore risking of those traumatic experiences!

grannyannie on 10/22/2020:
Sorry for your experiences Maria!

grannyannie on 10/22/2020:
Vaccines have not been grown in fetal tissue since the 1960's.


Maria7 on 10/21/2020:
Glad you have been okay with yours, Annie and wishing you a happy day.

grannyannie on 10/22/2020:
No problem with mine.

When we went to live in Uganda in 2007 we were required to have about a dozen different vaccines. I was fine with that. I had no problems at all except my arm always gets really sore with a tetanus.


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happy-1 - Wednesday Oct 21, 2020
(Get some damn sleep)
Weight: 225.4

 Garmin only tracked 3h of sleep and 1 min of REM, but I know I got at least 6. Time to clean the sensor.

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H&M night bras came and they are perfect. A little weird at first because they are from the "Divided" line for teenagers... the way they are cut is just a little more modern than what I am used to... but they are perfect and WAY BETTER to sleep in than stretched out sports bras.

Back on my feet yesterday. Second day up today. Whatever the cat and I caught it was awful. Spent today with the caregiver deep-cleaning rooms dad is in so he doesn't catch whatever this is.  Ended up in the ER Saturday getting checked for meningitis because I told the doctor on follow up that I had a "cement in my brain" feeling for a couple of weeks and the antibiotics hadn't helped. Turned out I had had a non-stop migraine (that's what a migraine is???). The compazine and benadryl were a revelation. I had no idea it was migraines until, well, it magically went away. This is going to be $$$,$$$,$$$ when I see the bill.

Beats dying of meningitis.

Midnight. Checked calories and even though I ate about 2500 calories, I am still 2600 calories short because I burned 5600 cleaning today and I only want to be -500.

So what do I eat? I could seriously eat a whole moose right now, antlers to hooves. Possibly also a squirrel.

Any other Rocky and Bulwinkle fans?

Progress as of today: 91.6 lbs lost so far, only 65.4 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 10/21/2020:
No way I'd ever wear a bra to bed! I hate them. I don't wear a bra when I'm at home.

I've heard about migraines from people who get them frequently. They sound like torture. My husband never gets headaches but when we were in Uganda he felt ill and had blinding headaches. Another volunteer who is a doctor worried that he might have meningitis - so we drove him to his house and he checked him out. Decided it wasn't meningitis and wasn't sure what it was. He got better after a couple of days.


grannyannie on 10/21/2020:
I use a Samsung 'fitbit' and I know the readings are a big off for my sleep.


Donkey on 10/21/2020:
My fitbit missed 4 hours of my sleep, again, on Monday night. As I mentioned before, it does this from time to time.

Very interesting on the sleep bras. I agree with Annie, but I'm very flat. However, my daughter might benefit from this.


Donkey on 10/21/2020:
When I had my one and only migraine, I would not have described it as cement in the brain, but it was quite unbearable.


Jacky82020 on 10/21/2020:
You burned 5600 Cals cleaning? How many hours did that take?


Horn_of_plenty on 10/21/2020:
oh gosh! so sorry that you were in the hospital...those bills are messy but i'm glad you are OK!


innerpeace on 10/21/2020:
I get migraines...so bad sometimes I have to get a toradol shot. I haven't had a bad one in quite some time after taking aimivig for awhile. Aura, nausea, photophobia, it's all horrible.


legcramps on 10/21/2020:
Oh, you've had a time, haven't you? Sorry to hear all that's been happening. Glad you are feeling better though, and you're right - it beats dying of meningitis! Yikes!

I've never had a migraine like that, I feel for you.


bearcountrygg on 10/21/2020:
You don't want meningitis...we have 2 family members that got that as small children and both ended up with paralysis....one permanently...one overcame his eventually...but it took years. Glad you didn't have that.....the one thing i remember about a symptom of meningitis is rather or not you can put your chin down all the way to your neck.


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Donkey - Tuesday Oct 20, 2020
(Low carb eating w recumbent bike, yoga, weights)
Weight: 144.5

I want to write this now, to get this off my chest, so that hopefully I can sleep better tonight and won't dread going into the office tomorrow.

My boss made a significant mistake last week, and it came to light late Friday afternoon.  I followed up on it today, and the clients didn't get their way.  The husband called and spoke to me - because, of course, my boss is out of the office (I'll explain) - and the husband said he was so upset with us because we didn't address his concern properly that he's probably going to fire us.  Yes, I think he should fire us.  I would fire us.  But there was nothing I could do, other than to take a message for my boss.

(BTW, firing us isn't going to fix the problem, but I would still fire us.)

I then went to Mistakes Girl and Male Co-Worker and asked them to stop working on anything on these deals (it's a sell/buy on the same day), because we're probably going to get fired.  So at least we're not wasting any money nor any more of our time on these people.

I was very upset when this error came to light on Friday afternoon, at my boss.  In a way, I feel somewhat responsible because I did not highlight (with a marker) EXACTLY what needed to be addressed in the attorney negotiation letters.  However, I'm really mad at my boss for not reading what the clients are requesting in the emails.  He's in such a freakin' hurry to write his letters so that he can surf on the computer or go chat with anyone who has time to listen to him...

So, like Monday, I start highlighting things in emails, so that my boss can clearly see what needs to be in his letters.  Nice Lady makes a semi-snide remark, "Now we're highlighting things?"  And I said, "Yes, I have to highlight things or they will get missed. (Gesturing at my boss' office)  This is where we're at." and she seemed to accept that, and agree by saying, "That's where we're at."

My boss was not in the office this afternoon, to speak to the very upset client, because he had a follow-up stress test at the hospital to see if he has another blockage somewhere.  This is a result of his ER visit last week.  He didn't feel like coming back to the office afterwards, and heck, I don't blame him, but on the other hand, then why am I left talking to these people who are really upset?  

So now, not only do I feel angry, but I also feel sad and very guilty for being angry with someone who isn't feeling well.

Despite all of these negative feelings of anger, frustration, sadness, helplessness, guilt & shame, I have managed not to eat everything in the house.  I suspect that cheese would make all of this go away.... but I know that it won't.

Progress as of today: 42 lbs lost so far, only 9.5 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 10/21/2020:
OMG so much work stress! So sorry. It's clearly your bosses fault, not yours.

Donkey on 10/21/2020:
I suppose at the end of the day, it's his fault, but I still feel partially responsible for this.

That's the thing about working in this field. There's not much room for mistakes... and real estate is one of the more forgiving fields in the legal world.


Horn_of_plenty on 10/21/2020:
Yeah, little things (salad dressing re - your below entry) can do it. I was making a meal that was supposed to include blue cheese dressing for the salad and i ended up not including it because i'm not a big cheese/sauce person. i looked at the calories of each package: 200 cal! that's a lot for just dressing. I find my olive oil works well these days. i used to also use vinegar more often with it, but, i tend to break out when i include too much vinegar/kombucha/acids in my diet....oh ok, too much about that...

Concerning the "fire your firm" situation of the client, i'm reading now about negotiation...and one important thing i'd say involving "disputes" is creativity and an openness to look for how both sides could still make out well....?....it's developing an emotionally sound reaction to problems so that you can logically see if there's a way to mitigate without causing a total dissolvement of a relationship with a client? i'm sure you try this already with many clients...to create a feeling of a "win win" situation where both your company and the clients ending up fairing well...

OK - i've read your entry to the end now: you cannot feel guilty because you are doing your job as well as YOU CAN. that is it....

you can only do your very best. if you've done that, you need to seek solace and comfort in yourself from the fact you are working your best.

in terms of the upset clients, possibly repeat the fact that you understand their feelings / situation that is causing them to be upset and that you will do everything you can to make sure your boss is aware and deals with the matter at his earliest convenience. you can, i think?, just try to give these clients an ear, try not to interrupt them if they are upset on the phone, try to be comforting and understanding and on their side, per se....that's just my opinion, i'm not exactly sure how it would work out, but that's my feeling.


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Horn_of_plenty - Tuesday Oct 20, 2020
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 113.0

Good Morning, up around 6:30...it will be good when the clocks change and it becomes lighter in the morning, LOL!

7am banana and pb small amout 200

10:45 back at home - pie from freezer, key lime Edwards brand, not that fresh 350, coffee 

2pm gummy starbursts, not sugar free, sour and the real deal. amazingly good. 200 with rest of coffee...i may also have a sandwich to get some protein and food in me...yeah...small sandwich 200, chips 150...i will make sure i eat some veggies later on today :)

4pm was about to reach for more gummies (i have a bag of these starburst ones), but went for a small apple. 50 TOM has me craving junk this month.

5:30 dinner: another meal i made - it was fried shrimp (good) but i put a buffalo butter sauce on them that i hated so i have the rest of the shrimp to my neighbors. 200?, salad with some olive oil 150, bacon bits 100, half an alcoholic beverage 100. 550..

..now doing upper body (pushups going poorly...maybe still recovering from farm/pantry volunteering? or losing muscle lately?)

8:30 jelly beans 100...not sure what's with my sugar cravings. my stomach is still out of whack, i think, from yesterday when i was having issues...tomorrow is a new day, but i'm looking forward to finishing a workout and going to bed sorta early tonight.

1800...

i'm a little emotionally tired / physically drained. so, i'll get some rest tonight and try to eat a little better tomorrow but i'm not craving anything healthy at the moment.

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 took a NAP back at home after the cake and coffee (yup!, even coffee wasn't gonna keep me up, it was cold/muggy/dank...and i didn't have any snacks from 7-10:45 and was getting cold)...just a 20 minute nap...

1pm-2pm picked up dad's glasses at the union hall that needed to be fixed...dropped off my nice boots that need new soles (for going back to work, hopefully), dropped off my very dirty dress pants at the dry cleaners (wore them to multiple interviews and today i knew i'd clean them after riding on the bus/subway)...this was all on foot, around 40 min walk and this morning also includes some walking (not much)...but i've done an hour's worth of walking today :)..cardio DONE

i reviewed very little on the bus/train as it was a new route and i didn't want to miss stops...but i did some PMP review. 

i'm going to start up the next bit of hw for ADR (alt dispute resolution)...in progress

i will also be cooking a meal. DONE

i will do weights later tonight DONE

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i have an interview in the city, taking publlic trans...a little nervous, but must get a move on so i'm not late..have a nice day, everyone... 

.....so interview was good....they will not hire in these couple weeks but are trying to add me after more jobs come thru which i was told could happen in 2-3 weeks...he will stay in touch with me...i know the guy (superintendent) bc i worked with him previously :)...just one thing, i don't have a printer set up, and i accidentally didn't print out my latest, updated resume that changed since summer started DUH!...but, it's ok, it is still relatively recent LOL. i'm such an idiot....LOL. I took a summer course in PM and the paralegal oops. it's ok, spoke about it...I'll print it out next time at parents' house for the future. i'm such a dimwit!  because i had interviews prior to this one, i thought the one i had was the updated one...time to fix that and throw all the old copies away...def poor preparation, i hope they forget about it! LOL, it wasn't made into a big deal at all and brushed over very quickly.

I really should take care of the printer situation, but it doesn't really make sense to get ink for printing relatively nothing...i tried the library today but forgot that this particular branch is closed. i'll have to print new resumes at my father's house sometime this week / weekend.

 

 

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 10/20/2020:
We set our clocks back a week ahead of you - we are doing it this coming weekend.

Good luck on your interview - you'll do great!

Horn_of_plenty on 10/20/2020:
TY TY :) it's too dark to get up so early ! haha


Jacky82020 on 10/20/2020:
You’ll do great HoP!

Horn_of_plenty on 10/20/2020:
ty, it went pretty well...i could have brought my updated resume though...lol, my resume was very recent, yes, but i didn't print out the latest one...that i just fixed like a couple weeks ago. this one was from before July (so it's not old...just missed a few updates) dumby haha

Horn_of_plenty on 10/20/2020:
i usually don't do things like this...it's bc i do not use a printer at home or i would have printed it last night...no excuse, but, there it is.


innerpeace on 10/20/2020:
Good luck at your interview! I would rather the time not change...it will get dark by 5:30 not leaving much time to do anything after work.

Horn_of_plenty on 10/20/2020:
i totally udnerstand and yes it does get too dark in general this time of year!


Donkey on 10/20/2020:
Good luck at the interview!!! Sending positive vibes your way!!!

Horn_of_plenty on 10/20/2020:
THANK YOU.


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Jacky82020 - Tuesday Oct 20, 2020
(Eat less, move more. CR)
Weight: 124.2

 I wish there was a simple & reliable way to measure my resting metabolic rate.   I saw this one device that was selling for $350 and thought maybe I could find one used, but learned it's highly unreliable. Saw another for $3500 & don't want to spend nearly that much.   saw some spas and gyms offering the service for $69, but their methods appeared questionable.  Sure my PCP wouldn't order a test and if he did the insurance won't pay.   oh well, guess ultimately it doesn't matter.   I did find a site that used math.   said I needed 1384 Cals per day for basic metabolism.   sounds a lot better than the 2000 commonly recommended for women.    Know I can't lose weight on 1200.   my rate must be low.

Progress as of today: 9.8 lbs lost so far, only 14.2 lbs to go!

Donkey on 10/20/2020:
Hmm... I am at a loss for ideas or suggestions. I'm sorry. Great question though!

Jacky82020 on 10/21/2020:
Yeah, it may be a tough one to figure out. I did read that those on strict calorie restriction diets have a 2 degree F temperature drop. Mine is the same as always. Must be if fakes a long time.


grannyannie on 10/21/2020:
Seems like with all the intense workouts you do your metabolism would be high. It will slow down if you don't get enough calories. Your body goes into starvation mode and slows down.

Jacky82020 on 10/21/2020:
Oh, that’s interesting. I was wondering if exercise offset the slower metabolism from calorie restriction. I have never not exercised, except for brief periods when I had some kind of injury.


Horn_of_plenty on 10/21/2020:
on somewhat of an agreement with Annie, you are relatively young and normal person with no impediments, i do not think your metabolism would be low...i would say it's average...like you do not need really low calories to reach your goal like someone who is chair bound would.


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Donkey - Tuesday Oct 20, 2020
(Low carb eating w recumbent bike, yoga, weights)
Weight: 144.5

A quick entry this morning.  Yesterday I wrote down what I ate, and found that I'm eating way too much salad dressing.  I'm not counting the calories, per se, but just writing down what I eat.  In a way, it keeps me accountable, knowing that I'll have to write it down.

Another thing I noticed is that when I eat at work, I'm very aware of what I'm eating.  When I eat at home, for dinner, I don't give it much thought, which leads to overeating, e.g. salad dressing.  I found myself reaching for that square of dark chocolate without giving it a second thought.  Then I realized, Oh, I need to write this down.

Had trouble drinking enough water yesterday. 

Sunday was back weight training.  Last night was legs.  I thought I'd wake up to some serious soreness, but it turns out, no pain at all.  I find it helpful to do 4-5 different exercises.  That seems to bring a nice feeling of fatigue to the muscles.  This is also helpful, I think, for sleeping well, although I did wake up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom and to show Old Kitty the new location of her litter box.  She figured it out; she's such a smart kitty.

(Recap: I have 3 cats:  Old Kitty, Good Boy, and Baby/Sick Kitty.)

I stayed a little later at work last night and missed my daughter at dinner time.  I left around 5:45p.  UGH.

Progress as of today: 42 lbs lost so far, only 9.5 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 10/20/2020:
I write my meal plans for the day ahead of time, sometimes with editing later, but not usually. I just copy and paste it into here in the morning. And I have a spreadsheet that I've been keeping for years with all the calories which are easily totalled.

Of course, being retired means I've got plenty of time to do this.

What kind of salad dressing do you use? I use a fat free Italian that's 7 cals per Tbsp.

Donkey on 10/20/2020:
I use regular salad dressings, really. I like Hidden Valley Ranch - full calorie. The dressing I was using last night was Wishbone Creamy Caesar, but only because we're out of Ranch. On tonight's salad, I had Olive Garden Italian.


grannyannie on 10/21/2020:
My family all loves Ranch - full calorie including to dip raw veggies in. Even my granddaughters will eat a salad if it's drowned in Ranch. Their dad did as well. I used to love Ranch but they don't have it here so got used to not having it.

Funny story - when we took my sister to France in 2006 she kept asking the waiters for Ranch and they had no idea what she wanted. She thought Ranch was universal.

Donkey on 10/21/2020:
Ha ha that IS funny. Ranch dressing is definitely an American thing.


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innerpeace - Tuesday Oct 20, 2020

Weight: 303.0

Yesterday I was in the office for half the day - we had a roof leak - this is the third time in as many times as it's rained. Contractors are really sucking on this roof job...my boss is really heated about the entire process. I can't blame him...anyway the leaks were not in rooms with expensive equipment - just two monitors and a speaker were damaged so far. I just felt I was in the way and worked from home.

Because of the rain, I did not walk yesterday...matter-of-fact I did nothing at all except cook dinner. I sat in the recliner for about 5 hours and I didn't even feel bad about it...and then...about 8:00 I decided to have a granola bar which I probably shouldn't ...blood sugar this a.m. is highest it has been in a long, long time 151. I contribute this to the granola bar and not walking, but like I said I didn't feel bad about doing nothing so I don't feel bad about 151. Blood work is in 15 days on 11/5/20. Dinner was a taco bake and I think it was the best thing I've made in a while. Ground beef with taco seasoning and onion. Layered the ground beaf with refried beans, corn and salsa and then put the cornbread mix over the top and baked. After cooked added a little cheese and melted. Put lettuce, tomato, avocado and sour cream and this was delicious.

Scale this morning 302.3...I'm ok with this and will try harder to get below 299 beofre my appointment with the doctor on 11/12/20...so I have three weeks for this last 5 pounds.  I told DH, today is my last day for added sugar. I was looking at the Cheerios box and it has sugar and brown sugar syrup added and I will have to say adios to my iced vanilla latte as well for a month or so and see how this does...that's the three week plan.

I think the girl is coming over tonight, if she calls.

B: Cheerios, vanilla iced latte

L: left over taco bake

D: Chicken paprikash and salad

Not a lot going on today, will get in my two walks for sure...I think it's not supposed to rain.

Have a great day! IP

Progress as of today: 34.9 lbs lost so far, only 93 lbs to go!

Donkey on 10/20/2020:
You can do it!!!


grannyannie on 10/20/2020:
Go for it! Any word on custody yet?

innerpeace on 10/20/2020:
OH no, court date is 11/23/20 - so we have another month to wait.


grannyannie on 10/20/2020:
A whole month to wait!? I'd thought it was sooner. Hope it's in your favour!!


Horn_of_plenty on 10/21/2020:
idk Inner, i would think one single granola bar wouldn't affect you so? then again, i'm no doctor...

honestly, i feel like a granola bar is a nice nighttime treat...but i have no idea how blood sugars work, etc.

next, good to get out of their way...sounds like the best thing to do when a roof is being repaired :)


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Jacky82020 - Monday Oct 19, 2020
(Eat less, move more. CR)
Weight: 124.2

 looks like I won't reach my goal of 115 by 1/1/21.  Actually going for 110. Hopefully by Spring 2021.  

 

Bear, here's another way I add caramel and other flavors to my coffee. Amazon Prime has good prices.  Some restaurant supply place has better ones,  but they require bulk purchases.

Plan today is to get to the post office and mail off our ballots.   Would go to the courthouse, but it's raining and a long haul.   PO is next to Tim Hortons.   uh oh.   I can hear the donuts calling.

knee doing much better.   On recumbent bike now, will try downstairs treadmill later.   it's broken and can't do an incline, or just barely.   The husband has a fancy one in the gazebo, but that's where I reinjured the knee, so avoiding that thing.  

Progress as of today: 9.8 lbs lost so far, only 14.2 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 10/19/2020:
Doughnuts have been calling me too lately....but too lazy to make them...LOL...so that's probably a good thing.....but when you get right down to it...there really isn't much difference between a doughnut, pancakes, waffles, pop tarts, cookies, cake etc...even sweetened cereal...sometimes you just need to get it over with!

Jacky82020 on 10/19/2020:
Yep, calling me too. Bought a cruller. They call them French donuts out west. Quit making cinnamon buns because you can’t make a few, you have to make a huge tray. I would eat them morning, noon and nights. All that butter and sugar. Yum yum!


grannyannie on 10/19/2020:
Oh no! Doughnuts! Love 'em.

Good for you getting your ballots posted.

Jacky82020 on 10/19/2020:
The county was late sending them. I called and they said they had over 30,000 requests this time, way way more than ever before. She also said if it didn’t come soon to go there and she’d give me one. All the way downtown where you go for jury duty. Would have been a dreadful trip, full of possible covid exposures. That place is Always packed.


bearcountrygg on 10/19/2020:
I have tried them...very good...I'm working on a bottle of Skinny Syrups mocha right now...and not a huge fan...I do like the torani much better...never tried the da Vinci

Jacky82020 on 10/19/2020:
Can’t tell the difference between DaVinci and Torani. I add them to protein drinks too. They both say zero calories.


Horn_of_plenty on 10/19/2020:
i hope you have a WONDERFUL day and continue to feel better. good luck dropping off your ballots.

i find that amazon is a real price savings place...i find it has better prices for things that are in drugstores as well as some other things, like petfood.

Jacky82020 on 10/19/2020:
Love Amazon. Have the Chase CC that gives 5% off on all purchases. It requires Prime. They have some good streaming & the quick shipping is nice


grannyannie on 10/20/2020:
We have Prime. Had to get it years ago because it was the only way to watch Outlander here, but we love the fast shipping! Between Prime and Netflix always a lot of choices on tv.

Jacky82020 on 10/20/2020:
They do! I also get HULU. You can buy a shared account on eBay for $5. Good for a year, commercial free too. That’s how I do my ER binges. Hope Prime doesn’t raise the fee again. I remember when it was $79 a year.


grannyannie on 10/20/2020:
Can't get Hulu over here although I suppose there is a way since we get CNN, MSNBC, PBS etc etc.


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grannyannie - Tuesday Oct 20, 2020
(Calories, healthy eating, exercise)
Weight: 0.0

Picking up shopping today at 10am.  No workout day.

This is going to be a tough winter. Cold, rain, wind and dark makes me want to curl up with some fattening snacks! Be strong!!

My chili hot chocolate mixes that I ordered a couple of months ago are just sitting in the cupboard. 145 cals for one of them so will have it rarely. The other one is so spicy it will blow your head off!

Menu:

Total: 1151

Jacky82020 on 10/20/2020:
Chili hot chocolate? I’ve seen chili and chocolate used in Mexican dishes. Never tried it, but ppl say it’s fantastic.

grannyannie on 10/20/2020:
I tried chili hot chocolate on a trip to Brugge, Belgium years ago and loved it. Had a craving for it so bought some on Amazon a couple of months ago. Hot chocolate with a zing.


Jacky82020 on 10/20/2020:
I think I might try it. But I am frugal and will check out recipes and see how they make it. Also, maybe I can get the calorie count down.

grannyannie on 10/20/2020:
I'm sure you can make your own. Cinnamon is one of the ingredients and some type of chili. The one that is too hot for me is called Fiery and has Jamaican Red Chili. OMG!

The one I like is made by Whittard - don't know if you can get it over there.


Jacky82020 on 10/20/2020:
Maybe you can dilute it?

grannyannie on 10/20/2020:
I did that but it also dilutes the chocolate and other flavours. My hubby says try adding a regular hot chocolate mix to the one that is too hot.


Jacky82020 on 10/20/2020:
That sounds like a great idea!

grannyannie on 10/20/2020:
Now I want hot chocolate but I'll go over my calories for today!


Jacky82020 on 10/20/2020:
You made me crave it too. Bad Girl!


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