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InnerPeace - Friday Oct 22, 2021

Weight: 306.3

Oh people...

Had my interview with the nutrionalist - I am my own worst enemy. She put me in a Move virtual group that meets on Tuesdays at 11:00. I will try this out. She was nice and basically told me I have bad habits...who doesn't. Mine are more detrimental to my health, and weight gain...so there's that!

I was also tasked to do a time management grid - when finished I will share here.

Time management is lacking - so no, Donkey, I haven't been going to the gym, because I would rather watch TV - again bad habit! I had to pick two and then plan my gym time around those two favorites - I cannot sit and watch TV every night of the week!

Wednesday I went to downtown Cleveland to get my ID card renewed...it was a good trip.

I haven't been eating well - matter-of-fact plan on finishing up some cookies after dinner.

At home sleep test this weekend, maybe Saturday night or Sunday night, haven't decided.

DH was approved and he goes into the sleep center 12/3 to get his machine settings figured out...that seems like a long way away.

Here are a few photos I took when downtown -

Stadium - from parking garage (GO BROWNS!)

Stadium from ID card floor (26th)

Science Center and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (on the right)

and my two loves - who wanted to bother me on a conference call - and they chased a red fox running across my back yard.

Got a call from my last boss at CSU telling me that they were hiring - and you know - when you work there - FREE tuition!

I wish - the girl only started her Junior year, but hit me up again in two years! LOL -It was a nice chat - I miss her!

SO I have an at home sleep test, a time management grid and the last bed bug treatment this weekend - washing the bedding tomorrow before his arrival. So will be pretty busy tomorrow. Have a great weekend! IP

Progress as of today: 31.6 lbs lost so far, only 96.3 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 10/22/2021:
Well you are sure busy.....beautiful pics as always.....Hearing from a prior employer is amazing!!!!

KathyBlue on 10/23/2021:
Amazing pics! What is a "Move group"? I'm intrigued!

Donkey on 10/23/2021:
LOL - I appreciate that you answered my question about the gym ;-) I get it. That's why I don't go to the gym during the week, after work. But I ride my exercise bike while I watch TV. I can't just sit. It's definitely not a strenuous bike ride at all (although it can be). It's basically just to stretch out my legs and lower back from sitting in a chair all day. I very rarely just sit and watch TV.

My Husband is going to start a weight-loss management program through the VA on Friday. It's like a support group and educational/motivational thing. Normally, they would meet in real life, which like Bear mentioned with WW, is much better than meeting virtually, but oh well. I'm not sure he's in the right frame of mind to be trying to lose weight, right now. We'll see...

Horn_of_plenty on 10/23/2021:
the group meets late at 11pm? i would never be up! or is this 11am? how will you do it during work?

i do agree with her that it's habits that have to change, just one at a time - and a person shouldn't rush to change something. go at your own pace. fix one thing she suggests.

one thing is true - you have excellent exercise habits. as well as other personal habits. and having the dogs is also a great part of your lifestyle.

maybe you say you aren't eating well - cookies. but, i say it's about portions. meaning, yes, it the cookies, but stick to taking out a certain amount and have just that - following up with a low calorie drink(s). have what you want, but then switch to filling up on lo cal liquids after. you can do this. you do not have to change your meals...just the size.

how is the pay at CSU? free tuition would be AMAZING for girl. i assume she'd attend college and get her degree and make it thru well, assuming the free tuition especially. she could also take her time and go for more than the 4 years, maybe working part time at the same time....? if she wanted, that is. since no rush, as tuition would be free....

that sounds good. esepcially if she wanted to go beyond a bachelors to a masters for jobs like teaching which do require further ed. your girlie is smart. she can go FAR.

Maria7 on 10/23/2021:
And who doesn't have bad eating habits? Best we can do it TRY. Your dogs are lovely and I see that I'm not the only clock collector. Smile!

PlayingQuietly on 10/23/2021:
great photos

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InnerPeace - Monday Oct 18, 2021

Weight: 306.3

We went to the concert Friday night - had a great time - except it rained and we got soaked, even with umbrellas...this is the second time we've been here to this venue and the second time it rained. Parking is in a big field which turns into a mud pit. I have been avoiding going to this venue because once parked it is still about a mile or mile 1/2 walk just to the pavillion...but we did it. Again great time and the performers were great! I will probably go back...next year.

It was almost 1:00 a.m. when we returned home. So slept late, well 8:30 is late for us. The girl went to her grandmosther's and DH was told that the POS was living there again because she left the husband again. I think this is #7, she may stay for a week and go back, she really needs to get her stuff toghter.

Sunday, took the girl out to parrallel park again and to actually park, I think she is doing good and I would get her a license if I was grading her. She hardly scares me anymore so that is a good thing.

Two appoinments this week - ID card renewal and a telehealth call with the nutrionalist - maybe get my act together.

Cleaned a lot on Sunday -

Work today - things have settled down a bit - so not too stressed this week.

DH is cooking so not sure what is for dinner.

Have a great day!  IP

Progress as of today: 31.6 lbs lost so far, only 96.3 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 10/18/2021:
Lots walking in there....good for you!!!

Horn_of_plenty on 10/18/2021:
i still rememeber you writing about the first time you went to a concert....you were with both girlie and husband, i think. and i remember you talking about getting soaked.

You sound fabulous! :)

nice that the girl is getting better and better at parking. i actually lost a ton of points due to parallel parking. i only improved once i moved to my apt in Queens, NY! i just passed my road test, all points off like i said - due to parallel parking.

legcramps on 10/18/2021:
Concert sounds like it was fun!

PlayingQuietly on 10/18/2021:
thanks for posting

Donkey on 10/19/2021:
Are you still going to the gym, or do you have a plan for this week to go a few times?

Maria7 on 10/19/2021:
Glad you are feeling better. Have a good day.

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InnerPeace - Thursday Oct 14, 2021

Weight: 306.3

Busy day yesterday -  was told to have a full bladder for the ultrasound. Started drinking water before I left home (40-45 minute drive - could be longer depending on traffic) - almost didn't make it. Arrived at 1:09 (appointment at 2:00) asked the lady with an ID badge coming out of the hospital where the nearest bathroom was...she told me. I ran into the restroom and then started drinking water again. I drank enough for the first one - and then was told to empty my bladder - easier said than done I guess. I had to go two more times before it was empty....crazy.

Left and hurried home for the sleep doctor. He was a nice doctor and I enjoyed speaking with him. He asked questions about my sleep habits and any issues I had. He said I had mild obstructive sleep apnea and wanted to do another in home test prior to recommending solutions (A mouth piece or some tubes for the nose). Then he said Phillips recalled over 18 million CPAP machines and they are in short supply and are only issuing CPAP machines to severe cases of sleep apnea...my DH has severe sleep apnea. So that overnight machine test will be coming in the mail soon. DH is at the stage where he has to go into the lab and do the sleep test so they can recommend his settings for the CPAP. He was steamed last weekend about it. He was supposbed to go in from Sunday night to Monday morning but they called to reschedule because they didn't receive approval from the insurance yet. Big hassle.

Then to the dentist. I detest the dentist...and my favorite hygenist just leaves and now I have this unknown weird lady scraping on my teeth. The last hygenist used the high power water to clean my teeth it felt so much better and cleaner afterwards than just the scraping....oh weill. Go back in two weeks for the new crown...thinking about this, I think my dentist just wants to get rid of my gold crown that the Army put in over 20 years ago that is still perfectly fine...I feel.

Today in the office and stupid conference calls and video calls, hate these.

Tomorrow the concert and it is supposed to be chilly so we will dress warmly for this.

Busy did but a crock pot of stew on before I left for work.

The girl is reading The Catcher in the Rye for school. I have never read it, so I was reading it with her. I found myself laughing at it quite a bit...maybe because I'm reading it as an adult, but reading it in highschool I would find it rather boring. I got to read the Scarlet Letter and The Grapes of Wrath....The Cather in the Rye was not an option for my class - but I think the year after me read it. There is lots of cursing in it for 1950 standards.

Plan to get more into a routine with my gym going - after all the appointment this week messed with my schedule.

Have a great night! IP

Progress as of today: 31.6 lbs lost so far, only 96.3 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 10/14/2021:
That sure was a lot of doctoring in a short time.......Must be a relief that it all got done. If they take that gold crown out make sure they give it back to you!!!!!

Donkey on 10/14/2021:
The last time I had an ultrasound of my uterus, etc., I had a male tech who looked like an ex-boyfriend. It was an odd experience. I hope you get good results.

Catcher in the Rye - I never saw what the big deal was, even when I read it as a teen.

Maria7 on 10/15/2021:
Wow, you went through a lot yesterday. Hope you have a blessed day today.

PlayingQuietly on 10/15/2021:
I remember completing reading lists in high school (1970s) .... I have my nose in a novel on a daily basis as an adult.

Horn_of_plenty on 10/16/2021:
Well, well! Great job by you going to 3 appts in 3 diff areas all in one day! not easy! tiring i am sure too! If you have dental insurance, i'd say it's worth replacing something old. My friend (only 39!) had a false tooth that was on a screw/rod completely fall out with it's rod a couple days ago. perhaps she'll need an implant this time around...we shall see. it's good to keep up with oral/tooth procedures bc it def impacts our health.

i guess it's really a good thing you went to the sleep doctor since you will receive something to help you sleep better.

gotta say, great idea to read catcher in the rye (i am not sure i read it either) with the girl. you can discuss it a little in the car or when you have time! it's better for her! (and cool for you!). i know what you mean about diff perspectives with a teen reading it vs an adult.

there's a lot of books, classics, i still want to read. i have a good list in my email of many classics. i think i'll choose one, when i'm done with my current book.

InnerPeace - Tuesday Oct 12, 2021

Weight: 306.3

It's amazing how fast a week flies by...but very busy at work with the fiscal year changing and all my time cards split between to accounting codes, makes for long work, hopefully the worst is over and I can go back to my routine.

So...went to the gym! Proud of myself for this it was a fete! Ended up with a hot sweat and heavy breathing but they say the gym will do that to you if used frequently...and here I thought it was anxiety.

Had the girl out parallel parking, she said she may be ready to take her driving text in a few weeks, we will see.

Have three appointments tomorrow - I didn't realize my dental appointment was rescheduled for tomorrow as well

  1. pelvic ultrasound - 2:00 - down town CLE - this may be a push to get home in time for the next appointment
  2. sleep doctor - 3:30 - video appointment
  3. cleaning - which will result in a cavity filling appointment and a new crown replacement appointment - 4:30 - always the dentist just sucks!

DH spent most of Sunda smoking meat, he smoked pork loin, chicken and western style ribs (not sure what these are), something of that is for dinner, not sure what.

We have Jason Aldean tickets for Friday night so we are going back out into the masses - this concert is in a pavillion so it is outside...more air.

And lastly a few pictures I have taken which I think are cool...the mushroom was so tough I had to roll over it twice with the mower before it cut them totally down.

Oh and I did arm and back day and yes...very sore.

Have a great night! IP


Progress as of today: 31.6 lbs lost so far, only 96.3 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 10/12/2021:
I love your photography....It is always so artistic. Looks like sliced the tops off those mushrooms...LOL That's a lot of doctor appts in 2 1/2 hours.....I'll bet you will be glad to get all of those over with!!

Jacky82020 on 10/12/2021:
Awesome pics! Today I finally dug out my big Canon digital camera so I can get decent pics of my fish and axolotls. Been getting lousy ones on this iPad.this here IPad.

What does a sleep doctor do? I have had terrible insomnia all my life & think it’s hopeless.

PlayingQuietly on 10/12/2021:
dropping by to say "hi"

Donkey on 10/13/2021:
Good for you for getting to the gym!!! Keep it up - make it a habit.

Good luck with all of the appointments. Best to just get them all over with at once, right? I think so.

Maria7 on 10/13/2021:
Your photos are so interesting! I really like the flag one with the sun shining on it. Hope you are having a blessed day!

Horn_of_plenty on 10/13/2021:
Super proud of you for going to the gym! you did it! a little sore you say !? yay! haha!

also, great pics. i really love the first one with the flag. it almost looks like a painting bc of the lighting.

haha, i'm glad you got rid of those mushrooms !

Horn_of_plenty on 10/13/2021:
I know exactly what you mean with the accounting codes because we have SO MANY in my company!

InnerPeace - Tuesday Oct 05, 2021

Weight: 306.3

No gym yet! I will - it is an anxiety issue now - the first time is always the hardest.

Found this on someone's signature line yesterday - seems easier said than done...

Set your goals
Understand & overcome the obstacles
Create a positive attitude
Clear your mind of self-doubt
Embrace the challenge
Stay on track and motivated
Show the world You Can Do It
There were no eggs or meat at the store on Sunday - last night DH went in search of eggs - he said there were no eggs or meat at the Walmart - everything is getting scary like.
Chicken noodle soup was ok - DH added way too many noodles and sucked all the 'soup' out of it.
Up this morning and walked the doggos - very foggy out.
and work.
Have a good day.

Progress as of today: 31.6 lbs lost so far, only 96.3 lbs to go!

Donkey on 10/05/2021:
The first time at the gym is always the hardest. Many years ago, I re-joined a small gym, so I knew exactly what to expect, and it was STILL hard to take that first step. I couldn't believe how hard it was.

But you can do it. Maybe start with just making it to the parking lot. Just drive and park. Breathe. See if you feel strong enough to get out of the car. Or maybe get out of the car, but just stand by your car and watch the front door (to the gym) for a little bit. Then you can decide if you want to go in, but no pressure if you don't. If you just get back into your car and drive home, that's OK, because you've taken a first step forward.

Hmm, I'll have to ask Daughter and Husband about supply issues. I don't think our Walmart is having those issues. Maybe the truck was late.

horn_of_plenty on 10/05/2021:
on the news, i heard stories how the food shortage is affected school systems out of state. and they don't get deliveries and someone has to go to the local supermarket to find alternatives to buy themselves for the schoool

KathyBlue on 10/05/2021:
Huh? I didn't know about the food shortage in the US. What's going on? I completely missed out on something as it seems. We had food shortages when COVID hit. And the famous loo paper shortages all over Europe... but everything is settled now, well, kind of.

Donkey on 10/07/2021:
I hope you're doing well. Miss you!

Maria7 on 10/10/2021:
Wow! No eggs and no meat! Hope you were able to get some somewhere else. Hope you are having a good day.

InnerPeace - Monday Oct 04, 2021

Weight: 306.3

Sunday - just piddled around the house - goulash and brussel sprouts for dinner.

Then I made everyone's lunches and everyone's breakfass...lots of time in the kitchen.

Since I am at the office on Monday - I put chicken noodle soup in the crock pot. DH is supposed to add the noodles when he gets home...if this works out. Maybe add grilled cheese and salad.

Worked all morning on my duplicate work. The Admin Officer did say he would take this duplication business up with the Headquarters people...but do it anyway for now.

Finally received a call back from the gym. She told me my fob was reactivated, but since I had the fob with me, she couldn't check it. Maybe I will go tonight and make sure it works.

Slept OK, but had kinda weird dreams.

DH asked me to hit the snooze at 3:15...I said, I'm not starting that, just get up. I will end up hitting the snooze button three or four times.

Just trying to make it through the day and week.

Have a great day! IP

Progress as of today: 31.6 lbs lost so far, only 96.3 lbs to go!

KathyBlue on 10/04/2021:
Hahaha the snooze battles! I have two completely different reactions to snooze... Either I wake up before the alarm because I'm stressed out that it would start while I'm sleeping... or else, I put the snooze on several times or just shut the alarm off accidentally I sleep until one of my natural fail-safe alarms goes off... being those the dog or the kid, haha...

horn_of_plenty on 10/05/2021:
let us know if you get to the gym...i have brussels at home to roast soon :)

horn_of_plenty on 10/05/2021:
i love seeing animals at rest, "splooting," or just on their sides...super cute dog, below. how sweet!

Donkey on 10/05/2021:
Oh my word, you are talking to the Queen of the Snooze button. At least that's how I used to be -- I've given up my title. Right - just get up!

Did you make it to the gym?

InnerPeace - Saturday Oct 02, 2021

Weight: 306.3

Aggravated with work - I detest doing duplicate stuff. There are contracts years old (I say that because the ones I am working on are before I even started working at my job - 2008-2012) and some how the contracts have ended that still have money obligated to them. So each year (this will be the 3rd time I have done it) we have to turn in paperwork to the contracting office for them to remove the funds so these funds can be used elsewhere. I had about 12 of these when this initiative started (about 4 years ago). Yesterday I receive the list again and now it is down to 4. My problem is that I will have to do the same exact work - the same exact thing except for one number. They (the contract office) says they cannot work on previous FY dated requests, so all of these requests for deobligation must be reentered with the new FY. WTF!! Are you freaking kidding me? My initial response is...oh, because you don't want to see ALL the work you didn't do, because this will skew your statitics for all the work you did do? This is complete BS...not to mention it takes me almost 2 hours to enter all this crap they require...AGAIN...the Admin Officer in our regional headquarters just says - do what they want...SERIOUSLY OMG...ONE NUMBER! The amounts haven't changed, the contract hasn't changed (it has ended) I am only changed from FY21 to FY22..PISSED!

And then I call the gym and they have limited staffing and no one called me back! AGGRAVATED! So I used my first online class and did a begginner's exercise program - and at the time seemed ok, now my thighs and legs are screeming this morning. Not so much - I did mow the front yard and bagged it - took me four bags - walked the doggos of course.

Here are my last remaining hydrangeas - they will die off soon - already looking rusty.

Yesterday I did 8 loads of laundry - six loads was bedding again! And I worked - I may be at home but I did work - and then DH makes a comment that I FO'd all day - rubbed me the wrong way!

Last night we went to the pub down the road for dinner - I went over my calories a little but didn't eat as much as usual - even brought leftovers home and had them for lunch.

DH says he will get donuts tomorrow - I'm like no I will pass think you! Small victory here!

Football this afternoon - and another dog walk.

Hope you have a great Saturday.....

Here is the happy, comfortable with a full belly, why are you takling my picture, Steve...his 8th birthday was Tuesday!


Progress as of today: 31.6 lbs lost so far, only 96.3 lbs to go!

Donkey on 10/02/2021:
Steve is so CUTE!!!

Oh I hear you on work. See, I believe that if I were to go to my Boss about my feelings, that I would get the same reaction that you got: Just do what they want. And like your circumstances, it will make more work for me, take more of my time, etc., but other people won't do their job correctly, so the only thing I can do is change things on my end.

Wow - thank you for writing about YOUR work, because that really helped me see things clearly here on my end. AND, just so YOU know, you're not alone in all this BS. Work is BS, isn't it? Well, sometimes it is.

Good for you on exercising! So no one called you back from the gym - you exercised anyway and showed them. YAY IP!!!

little_one on 10/02/2021:
I enjoyed the flowers you posted. We had these growing in the house I grew up in. Give Steve a hug. He's cute.

Jacky82020 on 10/03/2021:
Steve is adorable! Love him!

InnerPeace - Thursday Sep 30, 2021

Weight: 306.3

I did call and reenroll in my fitness plan - now I will see if I actually go to the gym...I have plans to, but my anxiety may have other ideas. The plan does provide for online classes (some of them are live) so I always have an option to do something...now this is where the motivation comes in, oh and didn't I say...I'm lazy or tired or something is always coming up? Excuses!

And in the evenings I'm finding myself fixing DH and the girl breakfast sandwiches with egg, ham, bacon or sausage; I could just push a bowl of cereal in front of them, but for some reason I feel like a failure doing this...and the girl, OMG I don't know what she likes from one day to the next.

I did go to bed earlier, and then found it even harder to get up this morning, go figure.

Kinda want to do the Nightmare Fuel writing in October...will think more on this...maybe I will find out if the lady is doing it again ever since Google + was killed off she has yet to find a platform to reach all the people.

In the office today getting ready for the new FY, lots of stuff to do...and now they are saying there is no funding, so who knows anymore. But still changing files over and everything, closing accounts, and shredding old stuff.

I don't care for fruit, I will try to eat more.

Have a great day! IP

Progress as of today: 31.6 lbs lost so far, only 96.3 lbs to go!

horn_of_plenty on 09/30/2021:
breakfast sandwiches sound like a good dinner. try to throw some veggies on the side, even raw is OK! or a salad on the side.

i have been extremely sleepy also. ugh!

oh yes, read up in accounting 101 on the closing of accounts, resetting...a big deal at the end of a Fiscal Year! go you! ;)

it's easy to skip a workout, especially when feeling tired. i also need to work on this...as i've been skipping many or just finishing them too late due to procrastination....sorta need to think about streamlining my own workouts...and need to think how i can be more scheduled for them, to relax the other portion of time...with less rushing and less feeling tired..

if you don't care for fruit, i don't think it's a big deal to eat it. i think most nutrients can be from veggies only.

Donkey on 10/01/2021:
If you don't like fruit, then opt for vegetables. Vegetables, in general terms, are probably better for you anyway, since they have less sugars than fruits, and still have all the wonderful vitamins and fiber.

I've had that too, with sleep, where I get more of it, but feel twice as tired. I seem to feel better when I have less sleep, but not for too many days or then I feel fatigued too.

With exercise, sometimes I've run into a motivational problem where it becomes one more thing, one more chore to do. That's why I've been concerned about my thinking of going to the gym early "to get it out of the way" - but Horn says not to worry about it, so I haven't. IDK, I just know that I feel better afterwards, and I'm pleased now that I am seeing results - as a result of more weight training, less cardio.

Horn_of_plenty on 10/02/2021:
with the fruit thing, i am in agreement with Donkey.

InnerPeace - Wednesday Sep 29, 2021

Weight: 306.3

Work, work and more work. Staying really busy for the start of the new FY on Friday.

Just trying to get my ducks in a row.

VA doctor called while I was walking the dogs and talked to me about 30 minutes - she wants me to do an pelvic ultrasound because she wasn't happy with my normal PAP results...who does this? She aggravated me. Wanted to order another MRI for the growth on my pituitary gland...yeah...NO! I cannot do lying in an MRI machine for 45 minutes right now. If you've never been in one - think coffin, can't move, seriously a metal tube all around you with no room and maybe a 1 inch clearance at the top. I'm all squished up and my arms fall asleep, I just can't right now.

DH received is sleep study results back...severe Sleep Apnea...go figure. Don't listen to me though. Maybe he will get his whatever Pap (Bi pap - C pap) machine so he can sleep better.

The girl is moody as always - gotta love the teen years...NOPE!

The cold hard truth is weight loss sucks and it is hard!

Have a great day!

Progress as of today: 31.6 lbs lost so far, only 96.3 lbs to go!

happy-1 on 09/29/2021:
I had an MRI. Would a xanax get you through it?

innerpeace on 09/29/2021:
She offered vallium.

happy-1 on 09/29/2021:
And I am right there with you that weightloss sucks and is hard!

little_one on 09/29/2021:
Did you ask the Doc why an ultrasound if the pap was normal? Sounds crazy to me.

innerpeace on 09/29/2021:
She said the cervix was closed and she couldn't get a good scraping for the PAP so she wanted to make sure there was no thickening or abnormalities.

bearcountrygg on 09/29/2021:
Yup...had an MRI...and claustrophobia is putting it lightly......it is like being a hamster in a toilet paper tube...while a drummer with cymbals beats on the tube....and are they trying to get people used to going to the doctors for normal things now...aren't the machines getting enough use....I would say no too......My trust level is about at zero now...

happy-1 on 09/29/2021:
Valium seems like a good option, especially towards the end of the year before your benefits renew or your deductible empties.

Donkey on 09/30/2021:
I like the Valium & Xanax ideas! But seriously, IDK if I would do an MRI. Are you having period problems? I mean, this kind of sounds like she's churning, making more work when it's not needed.

Work is so busy for me too, and we should be slowing down! I guess what I'm trying to say to you is that work is all-consuming for me, too, at the moment.

You are 100%: weight loss is HARD. Really, really, REALLY hard.

horn_of_plenty on 09/30/2021:
oh oh! I know FY! Fiscal year!

yeah DH needs that sleep machine.

horn_of_plenty on 09/30/2021:
oh oh! I know FY! Fiscal year!

yeah DH needs that sleep machine.

horn_of_plenty on 09/30/2021:
oh oh! I know FY! Fiscal year!

yeah DH needs that sleep machine.

InnerPeace - Saturday Sep 25, 2021

Weight: 306.3

After long contemplation and high anxiety throughout the day, I decided to bite the bullet and just go to the concert! DH texted all day and asked if I had made my mind up. I couldn't figure out if he actually wanted to go or if he was hoping I didn't because it was Friday night and he was dog tired from working all week. We usually park at the RTA and ride the train into downtown Cleveland to avoid parking and traffic hassels. We decided to go out to eat. We went to Applebee's, it was before dinner rush so we were in and out in about 45 minutes. The concert was supposed to start at 8:00, so we got to the RTA station about 6:40 with a 30 minute ride and a 20 minute walk  - it is about one mile from the rapid station to the arena. It is all in an indoor walkway, so it isn't so bad. We get to the venue about 7:42 and DH and the girl stand in line for Tshirts. I stand in line for a "ALL GENDER" rest room. Very strange seeing men coming out of stalls...but hey, everyone needs to use the john!

And yeah, concert didn't start at 8:00...more like 8:45 I was getting kinda 'let's get this started or let's get going home'...since it started so late we only stayed until 10:00 (left at intermission) DH was tired since he gets up a 3:30 and his knee was bothering him sitting in the stadium seats...so we missed the second half, but I just love this entertainer. As you can see most of the attendants were not too concerned with COVID! We did wear our masks on the RTA, which was required. We got home about 11:15, it was a long day but memorable.

Up at 7:30 despite getting to bed at 1:00...walked the doggos, it is damp and dreary. Finishing laundry and then....football.

The insurance gym membership thing comes with access to online classes and videos. Have you every watched or follwed online classes or videos? How difficult is this to follow along if you cannot always face or be watching the computer screen? Still contemplating this option, will decide before the 1st.


Have a great Saturday! IP

Progress as of today: 31.6 lbs lost so far, only 96.3 lbs to go!

Horn_of_plenty on 09/25/2021:
Hello :) will comment on Friday's entry:

ewww so sorry the diner food was terrible! i wouldn't eat it either if it tasted the way you describe! at least the doggos got a treat!

whenever i see all those apples on the ground, i think similarly and how i wish i could have gotten to them first! :)

today's entry: love this pic of the girl, top right! she looks like a teen, with all the teen coolness that comes with it! go her! xoxoo

i have went to all gender bathrooms too, but not often. maybe like 2-3 times in my life. it is funny, indeed, with men coming out of stalls. it was at a gay beach mostly where i experienced the all gender bathrooms.

Horn_of_plenty on 09/25/2021:
i would think to follow fitness videos that are aerobic with moves, i'd want to be facing the computer screen or computer hooked to tv for a larger pic...

if it's only biking or something, well, i guess you don't need a video for that!

Horn_of_plenty on 09/25/2021:
i will listen to some eric church along my walks this week...

bearcountrygg on 09/25/2021:
That was a busy day........at least you have a natural immunity plus the vax.......that was too bad a bout the meal....I've never seen all gender bathrooms here...we do have family bathrooms but one at a time......

bearcountrygg on 09/25/2021:
^^^^^^^ Not 1 person at a time...but 1 family at a time.

Donkey on 09/25/2021:
I've never been one for classes at the gym, in the first place, so keep that in mind when you read below:

For me, if it's a class, it needs to be a live class. Otherwise, I don't really feel a connection. I think that's why it's been so hard for me to engage in online yoga on YouTube and such.

When I go to the gym, for me, it's all about the equipment: treadmill, elliptical, stair machine, dumbbells, weight machines, etc. But I enjoy exercising "alone". That's just me.

When I do yoga via Zoom, I sometimes have to come out of the pose to look at the screen to see what the teacher is talking about. One of the things I work at improving is taking audio-only cues. I'm very much a visual learner

Donkey on 09/25/2021:
Tough call about the concert. I'm not sure what I would have done, but you went, and I'm glad you had a good time :-)

Horn_of_plenty on 09/26/2021:
Listening to Eric Church while i lift weights, his album "Church"

Horn_of_plenty on 09/26/2021:
i meant, "Chief" album!

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