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Donkey - Wednesday Nov 04, 2020
(Low carb eating w recumbent bike, yoga, weights)
Weight: 144.0

It was so hard to face the day this morning. 

No weights yesterday.  Just rode my bike and went to bed early.  Even with early bedtime, I did not want to get up today. 

Yesterday's dinner was awful - and awfully delicious! (lol)  We ordered pizza and salad (with this fabulous house dressing), and then Election Day Cake for dessert.  I monitored my portions, so I estimated that I came in just under 2000 calories.  For Monday's calories, I came in just a little over 2000 calories, because the Cake was a surprise, and I hadn't moderated my dinner portions appropriately.

I think the cake will go into the freezer today.

I had an appointment yesterday (Tuesday) at a dermatologist's office.  They have a technique that freezes fat cells under the skin.  I went for a consultation to see about getting the handful (literally) of fat deposits around the back and inside of my knees.  The aesthetician said that she had never seen this technique used on the knees, so she would have to consult with another office before letting me know if I am a viable candidate.  I should hear back today, end of the week at the latest.

Really, in my heart, I know this comes down to diet discipline.  I'm doing this all wrong. Too much cardio, not enough weights, not enough focus on diet.

Progress as of today: 42.5 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

innerpeace on 11/04/2020:
Yeah...getting up today was super hard. I have plans for pizza. After my blood work tomorrow I am eating pizza, it is the only thing I want.

Maria7 on 11/04/2020:
Pizza sounds wonderful!

Jacky82020 on 11/04/2020:
I think I saw that freezing technique advertised on TV. I’d google like hell before doing it.

Horn_of_plenty on 11/04/2020:
overall, those are great calories in general. you are doing well! i was also supposed to have pizza (not the best, one that you make in your home oven) with my parents, but my sister used the oven to make banana bread...and you can assume some argument ensued! haha

with that procedure, i admit i tried it on my stomach several years ago..like around 9 years ago. I ended up feeling that i messed up my abs and got weaker by doing that...

for your knees, that sounds quite interesting....

our "mutual friend" from keto on facebook, Josie, also did this technique with i believe better results than me. she would massage the area and do many "follow up" home remedies to make sure the process worked to the T as much as possible on her. Yes, i do think you would be able to freeze and lose some fat cells...i think it's important to research and TRY your best, to follow some home procedures afterward to "massage" the cells away or whatever they suggest you do....to get the best result.

but of course, nothing is a sub for exercise and i would always suggest continuing it...it may be difficult for a few days after the procedure but i'm sure you'd bounce back.

Horn_of_plenty on 11/04/2020:
i wonder if they will tell you no because the fat cannot be separate from veins and stuff to put in the machine...for your legs...let me know, this is so interesting!

grannyannie on 11/05/2020:
Pizza yum. Wish we had pizza delivery here.

Donkey - Tuesday Nov 03, 2020
(Low carb eating w recumbent bike, yoga, weights)
Weight: 144.0

Friends,  I was doing quite well yesterday,  writing down my foods,  trying to get my steps in (missed only 2 hours out of 12 to get in a minimum of 250 steps), dining lots of water....

So you can imagine how I felt,  then,  when Husband surprises me last night with a delicious Election Cake.

Of course,  I had a piece,  and not a small piece either. I'm planning not to eat any more cake,  but depending on what happens tonight with the election,  that may be easier said than done. 

My husband plans to watch election coverage. I plan to watch Great British Baking Show and go to bed early. 

Progress as of today: 42.5 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 11/03/2020:
OMG! Cake?! Good luck resisting!

Maria7 on 11/03/2020:
Oh, MY!!!!!! What flavor??? YUM!!!

Horn_of_plenty on 11/03/2020:
yeah, tell more about the election Cake. hey, it's ok in moderation.

Horn_of_plenty on 11/03/2020:
even if you maintain your weight for a few weeks, that is better than gaining :)

Donkey - Monday Nov 02, 2020
(Low carb eating w recumbent bike, yoga, weights)
Weight: 144.0

 I accomplished everything on my Weekend Goals list except going to the gym.  My back started aching quite a bit, mostly because of cramps and hormones. Cleaning out my closet probably taxed it more than I should have, because afterwards, I had a hard time finding a position that would relieve my pain. 

Rather than go to the gym,  I reclined with a heating pad and tested.  That helped,  but after I took my yoga stuff down into the basement, I guess the stairs were too much, because the pain came back. 

Because of the back pain,  I did no weights last night. 

I tallied my calories yesterday at around 1700.  I was just barely satisfied at the end of the day.  The afternoon was difficult because I was slightly hungry, but did not eat.  Had I been at work, I probably would have eaten. I do have a planned afternoon snack for workdays, though, so maybe this is how to manage the hunger, depending on my circumstances. 

I'm hungry now, but hoping to wait until I get to work to actually eat.  Actually, more than anything else, I'm feeling very stressed and anxious.  Not the best way to start a workweek.  Oh well, chin up - everything will work it's way out.

Progress as of today: 42.5 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

Jacky82020 on 11/02/2020:
You’re almost there, Donkey, good job, girl!

grannyannie on 11/02/2020:
You're doing well and you accomplished a lot over the weekend.

Hope you back pain eases soon.

legcramps on 11/02/2020:
I hope you're feeling better soon!

Maria7 on 11/02/2020:
We all have those 'hungry days'...

Horn_of_plenty on 11/02/2020:
Sorry about your back! Seems a number of people on here are dealing with it!

1700 cal may be a hair low for you and you may easily burn 2000 per day and even lose weight at 1800-1900 cals per day...FOR REAL.

if you keep tallying totals and testing what foods and methods work best, you may find there's more leniency in what you can eat in a day, maybe.

i will say that i do have my hungry days/nights at times and you are NOT alone.

i have been resorting to light drinks / lite spiked drinks (which i know you do not do) and other light things at times to get me thru the night without eating again lately...

and like you were saying about managing your hunger....that's my method to the T. i almost fear not eating often enough and really do like my snacks between meals bc it seems to curb most binging.

Donkey - Sunday Nov 01, 2020
(Low carb eating w recumbent bike, yoga, weights)
Weight: 144.0

Happy November!!!  It's windy, cold, and cloudy here today, but that's OK - I'm really looking forward to this month!

I pushed myself to get a lot done, so that I would have more time to work on my closet today.  I have a dumbbell rack that you may recall I found on the easement for trash pick-up back in September  (maybe August?).  I finally brought it into the house, and now I have to decide if it goes upstairs in my closet or downstairs in the basement.  

  • If it goes upstairs, I will use it as a shoe rack and a place to hold my yoga stuff.
  • If it goes downstairs, it will hold dumbbells and yoga stuff.

The difficulty is that if it goes downstairs, Husband has to move at least 1 of his tables.  He's been "getting to it" for over a month now.

November Goals:

  1. Write down what I eat and calculate calories
  2. Use my treadmill 1x a week
  3. Weight training 2x min a week
  4. Get into the 130's

Weekend Goals:

  • Clean dehumidifier - DONE
  • Cat laundry - DONE
  • My laundry - In Progress
  • Prep outdoor Christmas lights on the back deck - DONE
  • Fill birdfeeders - DONE
  • Mop basement floor - DONE
  • Mop main level floor - DONE
  • Mop upstairs hall - DONE
  • Gym - Saturday & Sunday
  • Weights - legs, back, or chest - DONE
  • Vacuum 2 area rugs - DONE
  • Cook cranberries - DONE
  • Clean out my closet


Progress as of today: 42.5 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 11/01/2020:
Good goals for the month. And you got a LOT done.

It's about 50 here but feels good as it's windy and wet again.

grannyannie on 11/01/2020:
I need a dumbbell rack, especially when I get back to using all of them. Don't know why I didn't get one before.

Jacky82020 on 11/01/2020:
Great goals! You can do it!

Maria7 on 11/01/2020:
Good goals and happy November 1st to you, too! Can you BELIEVE that NEXT MONTH is Christmas!!! Happy Thanksgiving SEASON in the meanwhile. SMILE!

Horn_of_plenty on 11/01/2020:
at least you have a lot of uses for the said "dumbbell rack." seems both would work quite well! i have a very tall shoe rack, i think it has 5 rungs and is around 4.5 ft tall...it's out in the open and my mother hates it because it's kind of in the foyer entrance to my apt and all my shoes are laying out...most i don't wear! ha!

there's something very different about your November goals this month! they are very short and to the point. usually, i believe, your goals were more detailed / in depth. maybe this way will make it easier to get them done? they are very succinct and to the point.

Donkey - Saturday Oct 31, 2020
(Low carb eating w recumbent bike, yoga, weights)
Weight: 144.0

My main motivation for weighing in today was to get a start weight for November, rather than to see how I ended this week.  I knew that it was going to be a disappointing weigh-in, and who needs more disappointment in their lives? Not me!  So, I'm not discouraged, but rather encouraged that I have success awaiting me in the near future.

I can't tell if work is truly slowing down or if I was able to catch up a bit because Mistakes Girl was out of the office, so she couldn't open up new files.  However, I was able to catch up a little bit on monthly statistics - then I realized that our realtor Christmas list hasn't been updated since June!  The Boss will want the Christmas list soon, so that he can order gifts for top producing realtors.  If need be, I can do the work at home on the weekend, but I'd rather not do that.  I'd rather plan to stay late for an hour and catch up that way.

I'm feeling a bit sad/down today.  It doesn't help that TOM is starting and so hormones are making emotions more delicate.  Let's just say the state of affairs:  COVID, Halloween (not passing out candy this year), election stress (even my husband is getting freaked out!), and then hearing Sean Connery passed away - it's just become too much to carry today.

So better, I think, to put my head down and get things done this weekend. Busy hands are happy hands.  I've been very motivated and encouraged by your entries, to make REAL progress next month!

Weekend Goals:

  • Clean dehumidifier
  • Cat laundry
  • My laundry
  • Prep outdoor Christmas lights on the back deck - trying a new arrangement this year, and today's weather is nice, so I'm taking advantage of it
  • Fill birdfeeders
  • Mop basement floor
  • Mop main level floor
  • Mop upstairs hall
  • Gym
  • Weights - legs, back, or chest
  • Vacuum 2 area rugs - looks like there are possible remains of hairballs
  • Cook cranberries
  • Clean out my closet




Progress as of today: 42.5 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

Jacky82020 on 10/31/2020:
I love Sean Connery. Didn’t realize he was 90, but then seems like he’s been around all of my life. Also thought he was British, not Scottish. He was a brilliant actor and one of those rare men who remained handsome even in old age. RIP

grannyannie on 10/31/2020:
Good list for the weekend. You'll get those pounds back off!

Lots of reasons for stress with the state of the world now!

Sean Connery was from Edinburgh and said he would not move back to Scotland until we have independence from the UK. Sorry he didn't get his dream.

Maria7 on 10/31/2020:
Hang in there. Be extra kind to yourself today.

Horn_of_plenty on 10/31/2020:
yup! new month starts tomorrow! you can make November a month full of success...plus, you can have a BIG goal for up to Thanksgiving...see how you can do up until the Holiday...then enjoy the holiday...and keep going until Christmas? perhaps!

you have good goals for this weekend.

At least Sean Connery was 90! :)

Donkey - Friday Oct 30, 2020
(Low carb eating w recumbent bike, yoga, weights)
Weight: 140.5

A quick entry again, because I must try to get to work early, to see if any closing documents came in over night or early this morning, for today's closings.  (These are things that we should have at least the day ahead of time, but everyone is so busy and so overloaded with work, that nowadays, these documents don't come in until right before closing!  Yikes!)

I should have been more clear with my "lightbulb moment" with weight training.  The past 2 weeks, I've been doing one body part per day, for 6 days a week.  But after watching the FB video, I realize that I don't have have to be a slave to that schedule.  So now I can do 2x a week, or 3x a week, etc., depending on life's events and my motivation, and just change what I do on a weight training day - and I can still be "successful" with my efforts.

I did not do so well with the cake last night.  I had a big piece, but now there is only 1 piece left, and that is for my daughter.  I also had some tortilla chips last night, when what I really should have had was a cup of broth to drink. 

So it is very doubtful that I will meet my goal of getting into the 130's this week - with this eating episode last night and then TOM on top of everything else.  That's too bad. I sabotaged myself :-(

But I have 3 weeks in November before the week of American Thanksgiving, and I plan on being very dedicated. 

Progress as of today: 46 lbs lost so far, only 5.5 lbs to go!

Maria7 on 10/30/2020:
Well, maybe next week you will see the 130s...hang in there...

Donkey on 10/31/2020:
Not today, but November is a new month with new ambitions and motivations!

grannyannie on 10/30/2020:
You'll get back on track, no problem. I love cake!

grannyannie on 10/30/2020:
You must workout every single muscle!

Donkey on 10/31/2020:
You'd think so, but I don't think I'm doing it right. Also, I spend WAY too much doing cardio. Frankly, the "lean look" comes from calorie restriction. I'm not dedicated like Jacky is to do that - at least at this time.

legcramps on 10/30/2020:
OH I see now about your schedule for weights. It definitely won't feel as daunting if you lessen the load a bit in terms of x times you workout. I like it!

Donkey on 10/31/2020:
I think a 3x a week schedule will work best for my level of motivation: legs, back, chest.

Horn_of_plenty on 10/30/2020:
well, lady, who cares if it takes a couple weeks more to reach your goal!? the good thing is the overall downward spiral (in weightloss it's a good thing!) and that's all that matters!

Donkey on 10/31/2020:
Mine is more of a sine/cosine wave, if you've ever taken trigonometry. :-(

Donkey - Thursday Oct 29, 2020
(Low carb eating w recumbent bike, yoga, weights)
Weight: 140.5

A quick morning entry:

Did OK with eating - resisted the Promotion Cake and it's almost gone.  It was VERY difficult to resist.  In fact, I took the box out of the refrigerator and started nibbling at crumbs.  My daughter came home, which interrupted this, so I put the box back.  However, I was not as strong-willed when it came to roasted pumpkin seeds (with the hull).  But calorie and nutrition-wise, the seeds were a better choice. 

Worked on my triceps last night, but I saw this video on Facebook (personal training who just competed in bodybuilding and is working to turn pro) that has me re-thinking my routines.  I can base my weight training on an individual week, depending on how many times I can or want to work out.  So if I want to do weights 2x a week, I would do legs one day and chest/back on the other day.  Three days a week would be legs, back, chest.  And so on... 

I was feeling much more positive this morning until Husband dumped on that.  Can't let other people bring me down today.

Progress as of today: 46 lbs lost so far, only 5.5 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 10/29/2020:
Cake is sooooo hard to resist! I loved roasted seeds of any kind. But I have to weigh them in small amounts.

Horn_of_plenty on 10/29/2020:
I also commented on (yours & mine) yesterday's entry (i'm falling behind here on days that i'm not home for the majority)...

the pumpkin seeds are by FAR a better and healthier choice that is more satisfying!

wanted to say how nice it is to see you doing your weights and upper body strength exercises. I used to be much more on track with my own - when i look back at some photos on facebook i see i was a bit stronger before ! but, as long as i'm somewhat consistent right now, that's my only goal with them...(because i know i won't be getting a job for my strength, it's not a goal in my forefront right now to be the "strongest," if that makes sense.?) however, job or no job that is strength related, it does FEEL good to be fit. I miss my triumphs of when i really trained hard at the gym. maybe another time, maybe not.

I think that your contemplative approach to 3x a week working different body parts sounds intriguing and you can work them "hard" since it's only 1x a week. I think it might be less gains than if worked more, but, given your schedule and other life goals, i think you could try it for a month and see how it goes! and let us know!

legcramps on 10/29/2020:
Isn't that what you're doing now with your weights programming? Sorry if i'm misunderstanding - you're saying you want to have separate body parts for separate workouts during the week, right?

Maria7 on 10/29/2020:
Good work on resisting the cake.

Donkey - Wednesday Oct 28, 2020
(Low carb eating w recumbent bike, yoga, weights)
Weight: 140.5

 I was unable to resist having a slice of the Promotion Cake last night,  after dinner,  but I'm in the right mindset now to resist tonight. 

Was not very motivated to do weights last night but I ended up doing a few sets of different lifts for the back. So triceps it shoulders tonight.  It helps to say that here, so that I feel more obligated to follow through. 

TOM starts very soon, so I'm dealing with the monthly fatigue. I'm so tired of taking iron supplements and having to deal the the subsequent constipation,  but if I don't take the iron,  then the fatigue is worse. Plus,  in a pandemic it's probably a good idea to have healthy blood. 

Mistakes Girl is out of the office for the rest of the week.  She takes a LOT of time off,  and the Boss never tells anyone no. 

Nice Lady and I were talking about the stress of training the new lawyer.  She had mentioned to me before how change is hard for her,  and I realized that I'm having a harder time with the New Guy too. Not him personally,  or even professionally  - he'll be fine.  Just the process of integrating someone new,  watching him learn,  hoping he picks things up quickly,  etc.

But he better learn quickly,  because the Boss came back from vacation less inclined to work more than ever. (shrugs shoulders)

I want more of my life back. 

Progress as of today: 46 lbs lost so far, only 5.5 lbs to go!

Jacky82020 on 10/28/2020:
Promotion cake? Sounds good! Send me a piece, ok?

grannyannie on 10/28/2020:
Good for you resisting having more cake. You're stronger than me.

It can be stressful having a new person in the office and having to train them.

I post my stuff here early in the morning so I feel obligated to do what I say I will.

Donkey on 10/29/2020:
Good point about posting in advance to feel obligated later!!!

legcramps on 10/28/2020:
I take iron supplements as well; one week on and one week off. I haven't had any trouble with constipation, but my fiber intake might be pretty good right now and that might be helping.

I understand about feeling stressed having to train new people; i've been there too! It's even more difficult when you don't have the same working style.

Donkey on 10/29/2020:
I never considered taking the iron one week on, one week off! I'm going to consider that. At least I won't feel too guilty if I miss a day.

Horn_of_plenty on 10/29/2020:
Change is certainly hard at the workplace and especially with integrating new people. it's so sad when they don't last! !!! (i've seen it time and time again thru my last 9 year "tenure" position at my last job).

that being said, it will help for you to realize that it's not easy, but, some of the stress you are undoubtably feeling is your empathy for the guy that should be stressing most - new guy. try not to take in all his stress, if you can....

like Jacky said, "promotion cake" sounds so good...does eating it give me a promotion too!?

Horn_of_plenty on 10/29/2020:
i wonder if you can take something to combat the iron supps...like probiotics? (capsules).

Donkey - Tuesday Oct 27, 2020
(Low carb eating w recumbent bike, yoga, weights)
Weight: 140.5

It seems as though, when I workout with weights lately, I'm not feeling the after-effects until the next day in the afternoon!  A few times I've told myself, "Wow, I'm going to feel this in the morning!" but then I don't.  I seem to feel the soreness more in the afternoon.  That's OK.  Last night I really had to push myself to do weights - I was all ready to go upstairs to retire for the night, when I realized that I said I was going to do biceps.  So I did it.  I could have done more, but I did alright.  I'm ready to feel the soreness this afternoon!

My daughter got a promotion at work!  And now she makes more money than I do!  We got her a cake to show her how proud we are of her.  So... I had a small slice on Sunday, and then I had another small-ish slice last night.  But I'm not going to make it into the 130's (my October goal) if I keep eating cake.  So I think that's it for now, and I will suggest to daughter after  tonight, that the rest of the cake go into the freezer.  It's a beautiful cake.

TOM will be kicking in soon - hence the fatigue - and that plus cake, I am already not anticipating a favorable weigh-in on Saturday.  I won't be discouraged, though. I'm going to refrain from additional cake.  I'm going to write things down.  I'm going to continue my weights schedule.

PS  Thank you for all of your comments on Sunday's entries.  I did respond, if you are interested :-)

Progress as of today: 46 lbs lost so far, only 5.5 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 10/27/2020:
Congrats to your daughter!

I do my workouts in the morning, so when I get sore it's usually that evening, and moreso in the morning.

Horn_of_plenty on 10/27/2020:
Nice job sticking to your word and doing biceps. It's much better when we do it on the day we are supposed to instead of pushing it to the next day / skipping sessions. I am a bit weaker due to the latter...ha!! but i'm also not concerned right now as I have some other things more important to me lately than just the weights.

just WOW WOW...congrats to your DAUGHTER! it's great to hear she is doing well and received a raise / promotion. Happy for her!

Donkey - Sunday Oct 25, 2020
(Low carb eating w recumbent bike, yoga, weights)
Weight: 140.5

 I accomplished so much yesterday, that I don't have much on my "to do" list for today.  The things that I said weren't going to happen:

  • Move futon mattress to son's bedroom
  • Disassemble futon frame (separated this task, for clarification)
  • Winterize patio furniture; AND
  • Bring in ladder to check out ceiling leak

These are all things that I cannot do on my own. They are at least a 2-person project.  That is why I know they won't happen, because Husband cannot do these things (even if he says he can do them, he should NOT do them, and he's very unmotivated to do them) and Daughter is too busy.  Today is finally her day off, but she really needs that day for herself (beyond voting with her parents, which is essentially, doing something for herself, too, in the long run).

So that is my dilemma.  And this is not necessarily a criticism of my husband, because some of this stuff, I should not be doing either with my back issues.  UGH, getting old!

My Little Gym Story from Yesterday:

It was not empty, and the cardio area had more people than I would prefer, although we're all socially distanced.  Not enough mask wearing while not on the machines, people!  Grr!!!...

Anyway, long story short, due to reasons beyond the gym's control, the air ventilation system was shut down and, because of COVID, the manager felt that it was best to close the gym, because the air could not be properly filtered for the virus.  You would not have known this if he hadn't said this, because it felt fine in the gym at the time.  (Gee, I wonder how long the ventilation system had been off, while I was there before he made this decision to close down for the day.  I *just* thought of this.  That's not good!)

Of course, I had a really good workout going, and I was already starting to think of what machine I would try next, because I was enjoying the workout so much.  I am grateful that I was able to get a 30 minute solid cardio workout (intervals).

The problem with the power source for the ventilation system was an external and temporary situation, and the gym will be open today.  Hmm...

I did chest weights last night - yay!  I think my eating went well EXCEPT that I had too much Ranch salad dressing in order to be able to finish the leftover chicken in my salad.  It wasn't particularly good chicken.  I just realize now that I probably should have salted and seasoned the chunked chicken FIRST, as I probably could have saved myself some of the salad dressing.

I don't have this is as a daily goal but you should know that I am still writing down what I eat.  I will continue to do this until I announce that I'm not doing it any longer.

Sunday's Goals:

  • Vote early with the family
  • Gym
  • Legs weight-training session
  • Walk in neighborhood
  • Sign up for continuing ed loan originator license - DONE

Those other "not happening" goals that I wrote about above and yestesrday - if any of those happen today, I'd be most grateful, but I'm learning to adjust my expectations so as not to be disappointed, crabby, naggy, etc.


Progress as of today: 46 lbs lost so far, only 5.5 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 10/25/2020:
Is your gym very large? Staff needs to be tougher with those who don't have their masks on.

I really, really miss my gym but not enough to go. It's tiny and you have to book a slot in order to visit it. Very limited numbers of members. Anyway, I've cancelled my membership.

Donkey on 10/27/2020:
Yes, it's one of the biggest in the area. Not sure if that's a good thing or bad. I definitely don't utilize all of what they have to offer.

thinkpositive on 10/25/2020:
Sorry about your gym & the ventilation system. Tough when you need help with chores & the help isn’t there. I can identify with that but so far I’ve been able to handle most normal chores.

Donkey on 10/27/2020:
I figured it out that, while I'm working hard on these chores and right afterwards, I'm very angry and resentful of my husband. Then, those feelings go away and I'm left with relief and pride that I got the job done.

So I just need to keep my mouth shut and avoid my husband immediately after completing said chores. LOL.

jacky82020 on 10/25/2020:
Wow, the ventilation system is scary! I wouldn’t join a gym to save my ass; a lot can be done with free weights & walking.

Donkey on 10/27/2020:
Agreed! I got a nice set up here. Not fancy but definitely adequate.

legcramps on 10/26/2020:
Expectations set on people other than ourselves can prove to end up being quite disappointing, i've learned!

Donkey on 10/27/2020:
True 100%! Finally learned last night, after 25 years of marriage, too let the anger pass. It will. Then I feel great in getting it done!

Horn_of_plenty on 10/26/2020:
hi Donkey! I'll start by saying sorry not to comment sooner, I have been prioritizing other activities before commenting this weekend...I was surprised to see a new entry from you today, what a nice surprise. I have also left some short comments on yesterday's entry that you wrote.

the gym situation sounds unreliable in terms of health safety, in my viewpoint, knowing that you have equipment at home.

and with the chicken, salt/pepper/garlic goes a long way so that is an interesting point you make that seasonings may replace the need for more ranch. that's a reminder to me as well. lately i'm trying to cook meals with more cheese / sauce, but i do not end up liking them very much because i do not like these extra calories or tastes. i feel like it covers up the taste of the actual FOOD in the meal. (my preference).

Donkey on 10/27/2020:
I agree. Also, I commented on your comments from earlier today.

Donkey on 10/27/2020:
I hope you will read them because you helped me figure out the gym thing.

Maria7 on 10/26/2020:
Hope you had a nice walk in your neighborhood.

Donkey on 10/27/2020:
I did! I was checking up on the neighborhood Halloween decorations :-) It cheers me up! I'll do the same for Christmas - especially Christmas- too!

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