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Donkey - Monday Apr 05, 2021
(Low carb eating w recumbent bike, yoga, weights)
Weight: 143.5

I woke up this morning and had trouble remembering if it was Sunday - where I could just go back to sleep - or Monday, when I had to actually get up.  I had to actually get up.

I'm already feeling anxiety and tension about work.  The Boss will be back, so that means a whole bunch of meaningless chatter, which is distracting to hear, and sad to watch.

Next Monday and/or Tuesday, I'm leaving work at 2pm, so that I can be home.  I just need a little time away.

Tonight is yoga.   I will cancel next week's yoga because it's on Daughter's birthday, and if we have company, I don't want to be chasing them away because I have to set up for yoga at 7pm.

Wish me luck....  I do not want to go to work today.

Progress as of today: 43 lbs lost so far, only 8.5 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 04/05/2021:
Bummer.....not wanting to go is the worst. I can see you now....setting out the yoga mat...turning on the yoga class.......coming out in yoga clothes.....giving the stink eye to company...LOL

Donkey on 04/06/2021:
LOL! I was picturing this in my mind last night, as I started to get set up for the session.

coffee&calories on 04/05/2021:
I’m sorry to hear about the work anxiety....I remember that all too well when I was at my old job.

Donkey on 04/06/2021:
Thank you -- yesterday was quite brutal.

Donkey - Sunday Apr 04, 2021
(Low carb eating w recumbent bike, yoga, weights)
Weight: 143.5

Happy Easter to those who celebrate!

Today is a beautiful day!  The weather outside is already pleasant! I can't imagine how lovely it will be in the afternoon.  A little warmer and I can open up the windows, air out the house, cats will be happy to sit by the screens.  Gym will be empty (lol)...

I really enjoyed the virtual tour of the aquarium yesterday!  It was kind of an inconvenient time, but I am SO GLAD that I made time for it.  I have signed up for the next museum on 4/10 at 1p-2p.  

Had a really good upper body workout at the gym yesterday, and today is leg day.  I think I am starting to SEE changes in my arms, but then again, a lot of times, my eyes play tricks on me, with regards to body size/image.

I've got a few temptations around the house to struggle with.  I made a gluten free cinnamon coffee cake, and it's delicious!  I'm hoping that others will eat most of it.  Also, my kids' birthdays are this month, and my mother sent my daughter 2 huge boxes of gormet cookies.  Next week is an actual birthday, with cake and some kind of dinner.  The Boyfriend is coming over for dinner.  Oh my... I can't think this far ahead.  

Progress as of today: 43 lbs lost so far, only 8.5 lbs to go!

Jacky82020 on 04/04/2021:
An aquarium! How exciting! Haven’t been to one for years, not since we left the SF Bay Area. A terrific one there.

Donkey on 04/05/2021:
I haven't been in a long time, too, so this was cool. This was a "behind the scenes" in the penguin exhibit. So if you go, you see the exhibit, but if you attended the Zoom, you saw actually in the exhibit, and in the back rooms not open to the public.

bearcountrygg on 04/04/2021:
Happy Easter!

Donkey on 04/05/2021:
Blessings! It was a beautiful day indeed.

Horn_of_plenty on 04/04/2021:
your friday sounds just like my friday - wayyyy to stressful (not that i should bring this up to you NOW, on SUNDAY eve!)

anyways, back to Happier events: HAPPY EASTER!

Today was quite warm just for the sunny part of the afternoon and I, too, was able to open the windows. first time basically in awhile.

those zooms are ALWAYS inconvenient! haha. it's the same as doing actual activities outside the house...for us introverts, even getting ready for a zoom sometimes feels like a chore to me, but then once i'm engaged i love it.

1-2pm for next week sounds nice, you can have a bit to eat or drink while you watch, or just relax after lunch.

aww, so nice the boyfriend and your daughter are having a nice relationship and he's coming back over <3 sweet.

Donkey on 04/05/2021:
Yes, I could have lunch during the next Zoom -- that's a good point!

This current boyfriend is a nice guy, but I get the feeling that she's more invested in the relationship than he is. Oh well, they are just living life and enjoying it in the "now" :-)

Donkey - Saturday Apr 03, 2021
(Low carb eating w recumbent bike, yoga, weights)
Weight: 143.5

Happy Saturday!  It is a beautiful sunny morning, and right now it's a little chilly, but it wil warm up nicely to mid 60's today.  I am trying hard not to get overwhelmed with all that I need and want to do today.  I keep gently reminding myself to let the day play out as it will - that, AND I also have all day tomorrow, which promises to be an even warmer day!  No need to let negative feelings ruin 2 free and beautiful days!

The weigh-in was a little disappointing today.  

I had hoped to leave work early yesterday, for Good Friday. It was a very quiet afternoon until 3:54pm when Associate Attorney FINALLY returned to the office.  Then the phones exploded.  I needed a time-sensitive letter from him - that I'd been waiting 2 days for - but then he took a phone call (which he really shouldn't have, but that's Mistakes Girl for you), so that very important letter went out at 5pm.

I also had the unfortunate task of emailing a client to let him know that if he didn't follow through with his sales contract, the buyers would be filing a lawsuit next Friday.  So now he's stuck with that over the weekend, until he can call the office and speak to the Boss (who I suspect will come in late).

I had to take a file away from New Guy, because he didn't know how to write the letter I wanted him to write.  So now it's back with the Boss for Monday, when I can explain that New Guy couldn't write what I needed.  Not ready for it, I guess.  New Guy said to me that he wanted to ask Associate a question, which means that New Guy didn't know how to write the request.  So that's fine.  I feel that it's important to recognize people's current limitations and not push too hard when you're not ready.

Far too stressful for a Friday before a holiday weekend.

I plan to go to the gym.  Mop floors. Do laundry.  Move patio chairs from storage to deck.  Uproot bird feeder hanger shepard's hook and re-establis at different location (hard to do).  Possibly go with husband to town about an hour away to look at a camera set being sold on Facebook Marketplace.  (REALLY don't want to do THAT.) 

Oh my goodness - I already forgot about my virtual tour of the Shedd Aquarium at 3pm!!!!  So this will be a big chunk of my afternoon take away -- but it is something that I do want to see.

New season of TV show starts tonight, but if I'm at the gym, then I will have to watch the rerun tomorrow at noon, which is not ideal, because that's when I chat with daughter before she goes to work. I could possibly catch it again Thursday. 

Ugh, too much to think about.

Progress as of today: 43 lbs lost so far, only 8.5 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 04/03/2021:
Sounds like you have a fun filled weekend....enjoy!

Donkey on 04/04/2021:
So far, so good! I just hate that nagging feeling of undone chores.

Jacky82020 on 04/03/2021:
It was not a Good Friday for me. Forgot the stock market was closed. Wanted to buy EBS, EmergentBioSolutions. They make the covid vaccines for J&J and others. Plus other stuff. Their stock dipped 13% Thursday because they had to discard millions of doses after inadvertently mixing the J&J vaccines with other ones. So it was a good time to buy. These dips usually don’t last long. Hoping I can pick some up in premarket trading at 7AM on Monday. Already hold some, want more.

Donkey on 04/04/2021:
Aw, that sucks. I hate that feeling of missed opportunity. I'm surprised that the Market was completely closed: banks and courts are open.

In the past, when I worked for a litigation law firm, I would take Good Friday off.

Jacky82020 on 04/04/2021:
Yeah, it was weird how they take that day. I can never remember them. Maybe after this I will. I expected them to close at 1PM instead of 4 for regular hours.

Donkey - Friday Apr 02, 2021
(Low carb eating w recumbent bike, yoga, weights)
Weight: 142.5

Thank goodness it's Friday -- and Good Friday too.

I am exhausted this morning, even though I went to bed on time last night.  I'm not sure why.  It's almost to the point of not feeling well enough to go to work, that's how tired I am.

I had a fantastic leg workout last night, but I don't feel any soreness this morning.  Does this mean it didn't do any good?  Tonight is just relaxing cardio - that is to say, an easy bike ride, just to work out the kinks from sitting all day at my desk. 

My husband has been saying lately, "If I feel this good tomorrow, I'm going to the gym."  I've decided that - if I'm up to it myself - the next time he says that at dinnertime, that I say, "Let's go to the gym tonight!" and see what happens.  He and Daughter are probably going today, while I'm at work.  That's fine because I'm pretty sure I won't want to go to night.  If I change my mind, I can always go by myself.

I *do* plan to go to the gym on Saturday and Sunday.  On Saturday, I might have to fiddle with the time I go, because I signed myself up for a virtual tour of the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago.  A group of libraries in Illinois got together to have these virtual tours of museums in Illinois every Saturday afternoon in April.  I plan to attend as many as I can, although they are ALL on Saturday afternoons, when I'd rather be at the gym.  There are some REALLY COOL museums though.  My hope is that perhaps I can go to some of these in person, eventually, in the near future, once I'm vaccinated and COVID numbers come down again.

I will also have to mop at least the basement floor this weekend.  Neverending laundry.  The weather is supposed to warm up a bit.  No plans for Easter. 

Progress as of today: 44 lbs lost so far, only 7.5 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 04/02/2021:
Never ending laundry here too. We both like fresh towels and clothes daily....makes a lot of work but it's worth it to me......I love doing laundry anyway....dishes...not so much.

Maria7 on 04/02/2021:
Re: What you said was said: It's always easy to put off working out. I know this is true for myself. There are always reasons to not do it today. Hope you have a good day.

horn_of_plenty on 04/02/2021:
regarding your Wednesday entry, i hope your cramps died down. when i wake up from them, i also take pain meds right away so i can go back to sleep. i had poor sleep last night from going to bed late, will make up on the weekend by getting better sleep! also, nice job on your eating and exercise.

horn_of_plenty on 04/02/2021:
you sound good. i'm lacking on sleep too. grrr.

i hope you male coworker feels better soon!

once you are used to the leg exercise moves, you will generally not be sore after every workout.

i cannot wait to visit a gym again in the future.

Donkey - Thursday Apr 01, 2021
(Low carb eating w recumbent bike, yoga, weights)
Weight: 142.5

I've been staying up too late (10pm) to watch analysis of the Chauvin trial, that I've been watching during the day - as much as work will allow me to watch/listen.  They say that this trial will last about a month.  I cannot go on like this for a month.  Maybe the testamony and evidence will get more boring soon, so that I don't feel this urgent need to process what happened.

Yesterday was my cardio only day.  I did not take a walk at lunchtime because I ran an errand with Husband instead.  (It's something I wanted to do together, not just him alone.)  So it was nice to have a 2nd longer bike ride in the evening. 

Eating went well BUT at one point in the afternoon, I had to recite the 11th Commandment, "Thou shall not eat thy Boss' food" to avoid the gross nut mix thing in the pantry (at work) - I pick out all the nuts, but it's oily and salty and gross.  In case you're interested, the 11th Commandment was recited in Charleton Heston's booming voice, and I halfway expected thunder and lightening to fill the room immediately.  Perhaps a parting of the conference table, in the Lunch Room...

I stayed a little late at work, talking to Male Co-Worker.  He has been experiencing what sounds a lot like the stress and anxiety that I've been suffering, but his manifests itself in his gut, as actual pain.  He's going to try again with a new therapist this afternoon.  (His last therapist lasted a week.)  He says that Xanax helps a little, but I know that is not the path for me at this time.  Perhaps if I was feeling physical pain, I might resort to that.  Right now, all of my symptoms are emotional/mental.

The Boss came in for half a day and now he is out until Monday.  The other 2 attorneys will handle anything urgent.  Everything else that I can't do, will have to wait until Monday.

Tonight is Leg Weight Training at home - yay!!!  I also hope to get in a (longer?) walk at work today at lunchtime.  It would be nice if the weather would warm up just a little bit.  High of 41F today. 



Progress as of today: 44 lbs lost so far, only 7.5 lbs to go!

Jacky82020 on 04/01/2021:
I do take a low dose single Xanax nights to help fall asleep. People develop tolerances for them & can pop all day. I don’t know why more physicians don’t prescribe Valium or Ativan which I think don’t have the big drowsiness factor. All 3 addictive meds. But at least zero calories! Would prefer that to alcohol.

Donkey on 04/02/2021:
LOL on the zero calories! You're right, though. Calories is one of the major reasons why I stopped drinking.

I had a small glass of red wine last night, during dinner. Made ordinary leftovers seem a little more special, too.

Maria7 on 04/01/2021:
Hope you have a nice walk at lunchtime! You are doing really well with your progress! Smile!

Donkey on 04/02/2021:
I did not take as long or as nice of a walk as I had hoped. I am hoping to both of those today, even though it won't warm up even to 50F today. Brr!

Jacky82020 on 04/02/2021:
That’s why I quit champagne when we moved to this house in 2011. Since the husband doesn’t drink at all there’s none in the house. Sometimes I think of all those nights watching TV and sipping champagne & eating & miss them, but doing both is not possible for me without gaining too much. So I chose chocolate. And the little nighttime Xanax. Used to take zolpidem. But not effective after years.

Donkey - Wednesday Mar 31, 2021
(Low carb eating w recumbent bike, yoga, weights)
Weight: 142.5

 So I woke up early today, so that I would have time to get stuff done this morning before work, including writing here.  I also need to refill the birdfeeders.  I woke up around 1:20am with cramps, so I got out of bed and took some pain medication, knowing that would help me get back to sleep.  Still, the damage was done - interrupted sleep is NO GOOD.  Might as well get up early then since I would feel tired regardless.

Work was OK yesterday.  Difficult files taking their toll.  My boss was just overwhelmed yesterday.  He wasn't remembering stuff, not following through, and then looked very tired and worn.  He was talkling about coming in today to write a (somewhat) time-sensitive letter, but I hope he doesn't.  The client can't make up his mind if he wants to sell or not, and his realtor - desperate for her commission check - is forcing this down his throat.  Do not think that your real estate agent always has your best interest at heart. 
So he may pop in a little bit.  Male Co-Worker is floating in and out for the rest of the week, too, depending on what his grandchildren are doing for their spring break.  That's not really conducive.  I mean, do we check his emails or not?  Do we tell callers that he'll be in later or not? 

Eating went well yesterday.  I had a very good upper body workout last night, at home, with my bench, bar, dumbbells, etc. - but my Old Kitty was ready to go up to bed for cuddles and sleep, and kept bothering me, getting in the way.  I felt guilty because I love to spend time with her, and I did want to go to bed early.  So I didn't get to do EVERYTHING I wanted - I felt I could have done more.  We did go upstairs at the regular time - maybe just a tad later than usual - and had kitty cuddles, but I stayed up too late on my phone.  Went to sleep at 10pm.  
So we'll see what today is.  I'm having some frozen chili for lunch and I'm looking forward to that!  Tonight is cardio only, and I'm thinking maybe I'll go to the gym and ask Husband if he wants to come with me.  But if he says no, which I'm guessing he will, then I probably will just stay home. Kind of depends on how the day at work goes, I think.
Gosh, I really dislike that my whole  life seems to revolves around my job.

Progress as of today: 44 lbs lost so far, only 7.5 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 03/31/2021:
You sound like things are going quite well! Great time for chili...especially while it's still a little cool out.

Jacky82020 on 03/31/2021:
LOLOLOL Real estate agents do not always have your best interests at heart. Everyone I ever met was a greedy bastard except an old retired cop

There’s a spectacular cat hanging around out front. I keep food there for a feral I’ve been working with for over a year. The new cat is either a marble bengal or a marble tabby. Thought bengal until I went online and saw these marble tabbies. Had no idea they got so fancy looking. Wondering if this cat is a stray or has a home nearby. It takes off as I approach. Nothing in local lost & found ads.

I am trying to determine if it’s a bengal, sure an expert could quickly ID but I can’t yet. May try to take a pic through the window & post somewhere

Donkey on 04/01/2021:
In the past, I've fed feral cats that have come around our backyard. I haven't seen any in over a year.

bearcountrygg on 03/31/2021:
I actually found out this morning that we have a mountain lion not far from us.....I have no idea how he could have gotten here....makes the house cats look so tiny!

Jacky82020 on 03/31/2021:
Never heard of any in this area. Many in various parts of California. Never encountered one. Saw a bobcat once. Adorable little guy.

Maria7 on 03/31/2021:
Chili for lunch sounds good. I hope you have a good day. Try not to let yourself stress about anything. It is just NOT worth it. Take care.

Donkey on 04/01/2021:
Oh it was delicious!

You're so right about stress. I had a chat with Male Co-Worker about it yesterday afternoon. Turns out, he's trying to figure out the Work-Life balance too.

Donkey - Tuesday Mar 30, 2021
(Low carb eating w recumbent bike, yoga, weights)
Weight: 142.5

I guess I'm going to have to get up earlier if I want more time to write here in the mornings.  I spent too much time with Baby Kitty this morning.

I had a wonderful yoga session last night.  The instructor took it a little slower because she had hurt her back.  I should tell her that any time she takes to work on the back is fine by me.

Yesterday, we had a moment of a "quiet office" when it was just 3 of us:  Male Co-Worker, Mistakes Girl, and myself.  Everyone else was out of the office.  Quiet, people working, no phones ringing - perfect. 

You know, as I walked up the stairs, to the office, at the beginning of the day, I had this thought of, "I can't believe I'm electing to spend my time today HERE."  It was quite a startling thought. 

I had the opportunity to leave work early, so I did.  I could have left as early as 30  minutes but that ended up being only 10 minutes early, maybe 5, but even that made a HUGE difference.

I am really looking forward to weight training my upper body tonight, at home!


Progress as of today: 44 lbs lost so far, only 7.5 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 03/30/2021:
Sounds like a pretty good day....hope today goes as well!

horn_of_plenty on 03/30/2021:
how nice you'll have some quiet days at work that will be more relaxed and give you time to do your work! great!!!

glad you can have peaceful days at work! i do love the quiet days when people aren't in.

Donkey - Monday Mar 29, 2021
(Low carb eating w recumbent bike, yoga, weights)
Weight: 142.5

A quick entry this morning, as I remembered that I should try to get to work a little early to move stuff back into its place.  SO GLAD that both the Boss AND Male Co-Worker are taking Wednesday-Friday OFF.  It will be much quieter at the office with those 2 gone.

Indulged a little last night with a Stroopwaffel cookie after dinner.  Back to more disciplined eating today.

I went to bed at a decent hour last night, but woke up at 2:24a wide awake.  Then there was a small kitty spat (between Boy Kitty and Old Kitty).  Fell back asleep but was dreaming when my alarm went off at 5:15am.  Oh it was SO HARD to get out of bed.

Today is a "rest" day, with only my morning bike ride, and then yoga tonight.   

Progress as of today: 44 lbs lost so far, only 7.5 lbs to go!

Jacky82020 on 03/29/2021:
Enjoy that yoga and rest! Always good!

Bratty kitties,

legcramps on 03/29/2021:
Commenting on your post before this one, about all the people who show up to the gym on a Sunday morning...

I was off on Friday last week, and while my car was getting an oil change done I decided to walk over to the dollar store to browse a little. It's like everyone who did not have to work that day had the same idea; it was 10:00 in the morning. Like, seriously? I was also going to get some groceries at the store next door but declined to go in after looking through the windows and seeing how busy it was. I will no longer complain when I head to the store after work and think I see too many people there. Friday mornings are crazy, apparently LOL.

Have a great day today :)

P.S. I would highly recommend a personal trainer, even for a short-term basis (like 8 weeks). They can not only keep you accountable and motivated, but can help you plan a programme that you'll get real results from.

Maria7 on 03/29/2021:
I know you will feel more relaxed at work Mon-Wed. Smile!

bearcountrygg on 03/29/2021:
How nice to have a quieter office........good opportunity to have a super productive day!!!

Donkey - Sunday Mar 28, 2021
(Low carb eating w recumbent bike, yoga, weights)
Weight: 142.5

Happy Palm Sunday!

It is a late entry this morning, because I have already been to the gym this morning.  Wanted to "get it out of the way" to have the rest of the day free.  Just trying something different for a change, as an experience.  It turns out that on a Sunday morning, a lot of OTHER people want to get the gym out of the way too.  I guess I have to get there MUCH earlier, which I do not think will happen without much forethought.  It would mean not sleeping in on Sundays, but if were to wake up early, naturally, it could be a consideration.  Sometimes that happens.  Anyway, it's something to chew on...

So I had a good workout with the legs, after 17 minutes on the elliptical.  I've been trying to think of my big legs as powerful and muscular, rather than fat or saddlebaggy.  It was nice to see older women there.  One of the reasons the women's locker room was so busy was that there were 3 classes going on there.

I've been thinking that maybe joining a class would be a good thing to try, to get in some HIIT and upper body weights. They have classes that focus on upper body weights, lower body weights, HIIT (High Intensity Inverval Training), but last night, I saw a bulletin board of personal trainers, that I might want to work with on a short-term basis.  I don't know if my schedule would accommodate the classes, since most of them are in the morning, daytime, and early evening.  Well, like I said, something to chew on.  I have this resource; I want to explore getting more out of my gym membership than I'm utilizing right now.

It will be an iteresting eating day, because Husbabnd is on a limited diet today, in preparation for some kind of test for his gut (not a colonoscopy). Rice, eggs, lean protein - that's about it.

It's too bad that it's so windy out today.  The sun is shining, but the wind makes it feel much colder.  Possible to take a walk later this afternoon?  Big maybe, but also a maybe not.  Also, I set up the next puzzle to work out, whose theme is "Cats on a Beach" - kind of cheesy, cartoon-y, but that's OK.  



Progress as of today: 44 lbs lost so far, only 7.5 lbs to go!

Jacky82020 on 03/28/2021:
Have heard nothing but marvelous things about HIIT. Sometimes do a bastardized form on the stationary bike: ride as fast as possible for short bursts

Donkey on 03/29/2021:
I've tried with the treadmill - the idea of it, anyway. Not sure I'm doing it right.

Horn_of_plenty on 03/28/2021:
wow! you had entries all three days and i completely missed commenting on all of them! oops! i'm always worse on the weekends.

my suggestinon re the carpets getting cleaned: get ready for it ahead of time do you do not leave late, put the stuff away the next morning. honestly, try to plan time in so you do it during your work day, because it is actually real work you have to do, at work! part of your work does actually involve administrative / organizing...even if it's not directly related to your clients, it's certainly related to both you and your work atmosphere.

Donkey on 03/29/2021:
That's what I did! I started packing away, taking stuff home, throwing away stuff on Thursday. Started clearing out stuff Friday around 1pm, in small bits, and again at 3pm (to take a break). I was able to leave relatively on time.

Horn_of_plenty on 03/28/2021:
nice job on your weighins, i'd be sad if i had a sick kitty too. part of feeling good is looking at the glass half-full (aside from sick kitty, that is - i'm totally not saying to ignore a sick kitty.!)...it takes work to feel good, how i can relate to that one....

are you able to get your vaccinations? maybe join the class after that?

lucky for me, the owners of my company said they have contacts for me to work with online so that i may get a vaccine soon. even tho NYS is one of the few states that is still not vaccinating any who is over 16 (anyone over 50 i think is the rule? for NYS), i will have a way to get it done early - which i will do, before it does change to a free for all and the lines get crazy long later in the Spring here in NYS....i honestly do not want to spend time vaccinating right now, but, after this class is over, i guess i'll do it then, mid April, unless the place is close by here.

Donkey on 03/29/2021:
Sick Kitty seems to be resolving her problem slowly. At least there's some movement. We will hold off on the vet for today, at least. She does seem to be feeling better, more active, and eating again.

Getting the vaccine first is an EXCELLENT idea! I'm sad to say it didn't even occur to me, but I did have a chance to look into 2 of the classes on Sunday morning. Not at my comfort level yet. I would definitely want to get vaccinated first.

Donkey - Saturday Mar 27, 2021
(Low carb eating w recumbent bike, yoga, weights)
Weight: 142.5

Good morning!  For some reason, I'm not feeling that "Saturday Morning Happy" feeling today.  Logically, I know it's a great start!  The sun is shining (for now - rain expected this afternoon, and that's OK with me!), I'm at home & don't have to go into work, had a successful weigh-in this morning...  But I'm just not feeling that weekend feeling.

Part of it could be that I'm very worried about Baby Kitty (aka Sick Kitty).  She is constipated again, and I'm afraid that she'll have to go back to the vet for enema(s).  In the meantime, we're going to try to help her along with Miralax.  Ugh... KITTY!!!!!

Or perhaps the other part of my non-happy morning is the shocking discovery that we're out of peanut butter!  So I am forced to deviate from my breakfast routine.  I guess that's the only way I would change, is being forced, out of circumstance, to do so.  So I'm having oatmeal with walnuts and cinnamon.  It's only OK, but we'll see how this goes.

But hey, it was a good weigh-in!  I definitely feel less bloated, which is GREAT!  Also, I noticed this week that my legs feel more muscular, especially the hamstrings.  My arms feel muscular, too, but the whole body is covered with too much fat, to actually SEE any muscles popping.

Overall, though, I'm pleased with the changes I've made in the past week, maybe 2.  I'm focusing more on weight-training.  I'm working on stress eating at work, definitely drinking more water these days, and working through desserts in modification.

I finished the sailing ship last night!  I've been working on it - alone - little by little, practically every morning before work and every evening before going upstairs.  I find it to be relaxing.  I will work on setting up a new puzzle to start today.

I plan on going to the gym today and doing upper body weights.  We'll have to see how that goes.  Because the weather is not particularly *beautiful*, there may be more people at the gym, instead.  And then the usualy chores of laundry, fill the birdfeeders...  It seems that I won't have to mop because I mopped Wednesday night, after Baby Kitty had a particularly difficult day with her bladder.  I'm glad I don't have to mop today.

Progress as of today: 44 lbs lost so far, only 7.5 lbs to go!

Jacky82020 on 03/27/2021:
Congrats on the good weigh in!

Sorry about Kitty. How old is she?

Horrors! No PB! I buy the double jar Walmart pack. Love it on English muffins with honey, an occasional nocturnal dessert. Also a necessity for giving the dogs meds.

Donkey on 03/28/2021:
This kitty is the youngest, 2-3 years old. She's had a lot of health issues unfortunately.

Jacky82020 on 03/28/2021:
Poor sweet creature. I have 2 indoor cats and a feral outside that I’ve worked with for 1.5 years. She has 2 heated outdoor houses and after several months has allowed petting. Long story. I would love to take her in, but fear complications on multiple levels.

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