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InnerPeace - Saturday Jan 09, 2016

Weight: 319.0

DH picked up the little girl...so it begins. We resolved not to eat out so much this year. Usually on Friday night it was a given, but we didn't do. I was home first and put some potatoes in the oven to roast. DH sliced the pork roast and grilled it out side with a different rub he got for Christmas, it was pretty tasty. We also had a kale salad with poppy seed dressing a kit we buy at Sam's club. All in all I finished the night with 1736, which is over my goal of 1575, but I have been eating good, I think my portions are just a little big.

We did venture out and went to see a play called Finian's Rainbow, put on by a local children's theater. It was pretty good, they are kids and work really hard.

So much for plans on Saturday. We waiting around the house until noon for the haul away guys to show up. I finally looked at my email and saw that we were scheduled between 3-5! Damnit I should I have looked at my phone way before noon. I put on a crock pot roast to cook during the day. The little girl and I ventured out to Wal-mart which really wasn't too busy. I was looking for a water bottle lanyard but completely forgot about that once I got into the store. We got home and waited for the haul away guys, they showed up about 3:45 and took the big old tube TV.

My dog is stil sick, he barfed all over the living room carpet, poor little guy. If he isn't better by Monday I am going to get him iinto the vet.

Breakfast: Multigrain cheerios, milk, iced vanilla latte

Lunch: turkey sandwich, swiss cheese on cheese bread, and a few pasta chips

Dinner: roast beef, detox salad (The DH wanted this again). I was good on the calories until I made the jello sugar free, yogurt pie, which was delicious. I was over today by 241. The calories I am using is from a calculation using an app called Lose it! I adjusted the daily calories by -500, because I never wanted to over eat my total calories. So if I stay between my goal of 1575 but don't go over 2000 I will be very happy.

So tomorrow is usually rest/laundry day, but I signed us up to go on a hike, this of course depends on DH's knee and then I signed us up to partake in a family bootocamp, I'll see which one wins out tomorrow.

Until then, enjoy your SAturday eening! IP

Progress as of today: 2.9 lbs lost so far, only 19 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 01/09/2016:
Your calories sound okay to me. The pork sounded yummy. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/10/2016:
A suggestion to you based on your weight - you don't need to keep calories really low in order to lose weight. For myself, if i'm eating an average of 1800/day each week, i'm still able to lose a little bit and I weigh 118lbs. Don't try to lower you calories so much yet - i'd suggest for you to eat around 1800/day all the way up to days with 2200/day when you indulge a bit more or just want a bit more to eat.

because, when you do lose weight, the body naturally needs less calories. So, if you restrict too much now - what will you do when you are at your lower weight? you will have restricted so much now that it will be harder to restrict even more later.

InnerPeace - Friday Jan 08, 2016

Weight: 319.0

There is time for all you find important! I sat for an hour and waited on the TV delivery. After the technician showed me how to operate it, I was playing with the TV. After dinner, DH sat and played with the ipad mini, I continued to play with the TV and then picked up my new smart phone. I didn't play candy crush for over a week and I down loaded that game and continued where I left off. Technology and electronics are ruling my life. I had plenty of time to do some sort of exercise but I can't pull myself away...for some reason. Again, I ask myself how important it is and I need to get my ass downstairs and do some time of exercise. DH and I always say stuff like 'we suck' 'we're lazy' I am really trying to get away from that negativity! If it's cold, hot, raining, snowing, he's tired, i'm tired, we just don't do anything at all.

DH has been having trouble with his knee for the last two months. We have been to acute care twice. The first time they gave him a shot, an ace bandage and some pain killers and sent him on his way. The second time, they gave him an antiinflamatory and some more pain medication and told him to make and appointment with an orthopaedic doctor. Before he could get to that appointment, he was in so much pain, he went to the ER. They did absolutely nothing. Took an Xray, gave him some more pain medication and charged him $125 dollars. Finally he gets into the orthopeadic doctor who drained his knee, gave him a shot and some more pain medicine. Last Tuesday he had an MRI and will see the doctor again next Friday - to see if he will need surgery. But last night he was complaining again about how bad his knee hurt...and in the same breath said I could have gotten in to the doctor sooner if I wanted to drive to Avon (a few towns over from us)! Well apparently his knee doesn't hurt as much as I think or he would have dirven his ass to Avon! Men! I swear...

Saturday I have a few things planned, but again, these plans determine on when the haul away guys come and get that stupid tube TV. Errands, there are errands to be done. I will have the little girl by myself until DH gets home.

B: multi-grain cheerios, milk, iced vanilla latte

S: sargento healthy break (fruit, nut, cheese)

L: turkey on whole wheat, pickles, swiss cheese

S: greek yogurt peaches & cream (which tasted like spoiled milk...I did taste it again to be sure my taste buds weren't deceiving me, but they weren't. Yuck! didn't finish it.

D: I just don't know. There is a pork roast thawing in the sink, but I just don't know if I want to cook that...yet! We will see how I feel when I get home. Decisions, decisions.

I hope you all have a great weekend! As per my dedication and goals, I will of course journal again tomorrow!

Have a great weekend!

Progress as of today: 2.9 lbs lost so far, only 19 lbs to go!

Awesome50 on 01/08/2016:
I too can get caught up on my iPad ... Most times out of boredom. This year I wanted to commit to not spending as much time as I have been on an electronic device and try and do more productive things as well.

puddles on 01/08/2016:
Yes the electronic stuff also hold me captivated for hours at times. Have a great weekend.

grannyannie on 01/08/2016:
I'm a techo addict as well. Won't go anywhere without my smartphone.

grannyannie on 01/08/2016:
Hope your hubby's knee gets better soon!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/09/2016:
not to laugh, but lol...yes...men are sometimes worse with pain than women.

But, that being said, I have been in a lot of pain myself and I understand it completely and what it's like to be in pain constantly and without release for a long time. I send my best wishes to you and your husband.

InnerPeace - Thursday Jan 07, 2016

Weight: 319.0

So last night when I got home I decided to mess around with my new smart phone, big mistake. I put a pass code on it and forgot what I put 10 minutes later. No kidding. It read that 10 wrong attempts would erase everything on the phone. After five attempts, it says, phone is locked try again in 1 minute, still wrong, phone is locked try again in 1 minute, still wrong, did this again for two 15s and then 1 hour. Hey if I can't remember it in one minute I sure and hell can't remember it in an hour. It just left my mind. Anyway, the phone was erased and I had to download everything I had on it...again! I feel so stupid some nights.

DH went to get the little girl and I made the detox salad again. DH grilled checken when he got home. So I did come 43 calories below my goal.

This morning my dog was sick, threw up all over the place, poor little guy. I left work early to meet the TV delivery guy and fell asleep in the recliner.

I did take ground turkey out of the freezer but couldn't figure out what to do with it.

DH cooked up the ground turkey and dumped some artichoke and asiago sauce on it. It was pretty good.

B: multigrain cheerios, milk, French vanilla iced latte

S: sargento's balanced breaks (fruit, nuts, cheese)

L: 1/2 left over chicken breast, detox salad

s: sargento's balanced breaks

d: grount turkey, artichoke and asiago tomoto sauce, potato bread.

Ending the evening again about 60 calories under by 1575 goal.

This is a step-daughter weekend - so will be kinda busy. We have hikes scheduled on Saturday but we have to wait around for the Geek squad to come and haul away this old TV, not sure what time they are coming. We might make our hike time. If not we may just go walking in the park, depending on the crazy weather her.

Tomorrow is FRIDAY!!! Enjoy the rest of the evening!

Progress as of today: 2.9 lbs lost so far, only 19 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 01/07/2016:
Good menu today! Well done.

puddles on 01/08/2016:
Damn password I am bad at those I love to keep the same one but my son drive me crazy with getting me to change it all the time so I rotate them every 3 months so I just have to remember 3 of them. Have a great day

InnerPeace - Wednesday Jan 06, 2016

Weight: 319.0

You plan and plan, but sometimes, the plans don't work out. Like planning on eating the gyro kit! Not looking at the calories...I ate it anyway. I spent over 500 calories on the gyro, taking my total 372 over my goal. Total for the day 1930. It wasn't even as good as the ones we bought on the food trucks before.

We took off to the AT&T store. Store one couldn't help because they were out of stock (sold out from the store's grand opening sale and Christmas) so off to store #2. We were finally out of there after 1.5  hours plus $148 dollars for the phone tax and a special they had on a $99 ipad mini, which we didn't need, but couldn't pass up this bargain. I am totally convinced that I am finished with the smart phones. Once this phone breaks or dies, I do not want to get another one for reasons.

Then since I promised my DH to look at TVs at Best Buy, another big, big mistake. Walked out of there after buying a  55" samsung curved TV, it is beautiful, but damn! So instead of going on vacation I will be watching this TV. And I had to request 4 hours of annual leave to be home when the thing is delivered.

B: granola with almonds, milk, iced French Vanilla latte

S: Balanced breaks (nuts, raisons, cheese)

L: turkey and swiss sandwich with pickles, two tangerines

S: lime greek yogart

D: chicken - and I think I will make the detox salad again and we have potatos that must be used before they go bad.  DH is pickying up the little girl after work and will probably do homework and figure out some things.

My boss, who really wasn't my boss, just acting in the position, got word that he is now the boss. I was thinking this was a good thing until someone came and said differently. I guess I am just so naive about things, or I just look at the best in people and go from there. From my view point, he is doing a good job, buy my vision was skewed by the person coming and spouting off the things he hasn't done or taken care of...above my pay grade. I wouldn't know that stuff anyway! Thank you have a nice day...jackhole!

Today is hump day! GO AND DO IT! Have a great evening! IP

Progress as of today: 2.9 lbs lost so far, only 19 lbs to go!

cybermom4 on 01/06/2016:
Don't feel bad about the gyro!! I did the same thing today at Red Lobster. I have to tell myself to 'not give up because of a few calories' Just keep drinking water !

grannyannie on 01/06/2016:
Hang in there! You know you can do it. As for smartphones, I'm totally attached to mine!

H82BFat on 01/07/2016:
Technology is NOT my thing. I dropped my phone months ago & it's cracked... I don't plan on replacing it being as I don't know how to really use it anyways! Don't let someone else's opinion of your boss get you down. Some people only ever see the negative. If you were content, stay content until you personally have a reason to feel otherwise. I say this because apparently I have been told by STRANGERS that I have a resting "be-utch" face & yet I feel that my ability to make people laugh is one of my strengths... ;) :D

InnerPeace - Tuesday Jan 05, 2016

Weight: 319.0

Taking the muscle relaxer...big, big mistake, I was falling asleep waiting on dinner. DH baked some chicken, it was a funny thing, because after the time went off, the chicken still looked raw. It didn't even brown. I asked for about 15 more minutes, and then it was dried out of course. We ate it. I also made a detox salad that was better than it had any business being.

1/2 head of cauliflower

2 bunches of brocolli

2 handfuls of baby carrots

all in the food processor

I added a handful of craisens, salt and pepper to taste.

I put a small amout of pecans, walnuts & almonds in it as well (NOTE: do not food process these nuts together - the pecans and walnuts are much softer and grind faster than the almonds)

The dressing was balsamic vinegar with a touch of honey. It turned out delicious.

So after the chicken and two helpings of the delicious vegetables, I ended up being 173 calories over my 1575 goal.

Started watching the new biggest loser, didn't like the format. Started watching my team play, which went into a triple overtime and then they lost! Didn't get to bed until after midnight.

Breakfast: granola almond cereral w/milke (Millville brand)

Iced French vanilla latte

Snack: Sargento balanced breaks (fruit, nuts, cheese)

Lunch: turkey, swiss sandwich with pickles, two tangerines

Snack: Greek lemon merangue yogurt.

Dinner planned gyros (kit we bought from Sams) with lettuce and tomato.

Tonight we are going to the library to return DVDs, ATT&T store to check out the iphone6 and then to best buy to check out a TV (our 19 year old TV went out over Christmas). running around is a good thing!

Have a great evening! IP


Progress as of today: 2.9 lbs lost so far, only 19 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/06/2016:
SUCH a great idea thank you - regarding the salad you made. I do have a food processor - good idea girlfriend! easy to eat and easier to digest - small bits..and tasty...so many flavors per spoonful! yum!

You are doing great.


My tips to you include stopping the cheese for a bit - it's very high calorie and for only such small amounts.

also...instead of cheese on sandwich, you can use mustard - or even healthy 1/4 of an avocado.

innerpeace on 01/06/2016:
Thanks HOP, cheese is my weakness. I will work on cutting out the cheese.

InnerPeace - Monday Jan 04, 2016

Weight: 319.0

Hello Monday!! Let's do THIS!

B: Life cereal with 1/2 cup of milk

Iced French Vanilla Latte

S: Greek lemon Meringue yogurt

L: turkey sandwich, multi grain bread, swiss cheese and pickles, 2 small halo tangerines

S: Sargentos balanced snacks - cheese, nuts, fruit

D: scheduled grilled chicken, salad and broccolli and quinoa salad.

We have resolved not to eat after 7:00 pm. So far so good. DH said he was hungry last night about 8:30, he didn't eat though.

Had to take down the holiday decorations at work and made three trips up and down the stairs, which was ok until my back started to throb. I feel like I have two hot molton fire balls right under each kidney. in my lower back. I took a muscle relaxer and some Aleve, hopefully this will help, as I have yoga planned later - which could help as well. May walk thte dog if I can stand it.

Wanted to watch the new biggest loser and my college team play basketball, so will get things done. Have a great evening! IP.



Progress as of today: 2.9 lbs lost so far, only 19 lbs to go!

puddles on 01/04/2016:
Good idea not to eat in the evening. Have a great day.

Donkey on 01/04/2016:
That's a very good approach!

OhioRaven on 01/05/2016:
Have a Good Day, Peace.

biscottibody59 on 01/05/2016:

InnerPeace - Sunday Jan 03, 2016

Weight: 321.0

 We had plans to go on a Owl Prowl hike, but when it was time to leave it was sleeting, hailing, snowing, whatever you want to call it. It was litle round balls of ice that hurt when it hit you in the face, needless to say to stayed home. I ran up and down the stairs and finished four loads of laundry.


DH had a headache and passed out on the sofa - lots of TV watching today.

Breakfast - blueberry bagle with cream cheese

snack; French vanilla iced coffee

Lunch - Ramen - DO NOT EAT THIS EVER AGAIN! over 365 caleries - found this out after the fact! I will look next time.

snack - tomato garlic bruschetta on toast with broiled mozzarella (1 piece)

dinner - 5 oz. roasted pork loin, cauliflower and broccoi with quinoa and kale poppy seed salad

All in al the total for today was 1598 - just a little over my 1575 calories for the day. Need to concentrate on drinking more water.

Feeling depressed because I have to go back to work tomorrow after a glorious 4 days off. The holidays are over people, it's time to get back to reality!

So Monday comes!




Progress as of today: 0.9 lbs lost so far, only 21 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 01/04/2016:
You did well on the calories.

OhioRaven on 01/04/2016:
Good to hear from you again. Sorry about your hike. Sounded like a good one. Yes, stay away from the noodles.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/04/2016:
congrats on doing all that laundry...I do all of mine at once too! usually once a week & sometimes twice if I have a day off or extra time :-)

your dinner & those veggies sound delicious!

yeah, Ramen is so tasty & salty...so good!....but so bad...just all carbs and salt and doesn't ever keep me satisfied. it's a waste of calories.

InnerPeace - Saturday Jan 02, 2016

Weight: 321.0

This morning I ventured out with my DH to do the dreaded shopping. We got started right at 10:00, hit Wal-Mart, Aldi, Drug Mart and Sam's club. I usually hate this shopping stuff, but today I didn't mind it too much. I know I also got over 3,000 steps in, according to my fitbit at the time. However, when I updated the damn thing it went back to zero, so I walked the dog. Nothing going on this evening, but the laundry. Breakfast - blueberry bagle with cream cheese

iced vanilla latte coffee drink

Lunch - cheese pizza from sams

Dinner was premade chicken enchiladas, with sour cream and avacodo, which was very tasty.

This all may sound like a lot and I didn't get the vegetables and fruit in to my meals, but it was all just under 1574 calories. I was pleased. Grand total of steps just over 5000.

Hope you all have a great Saturday evening. IP

Progress as of today: 0.9 lbs lost so far, only 21 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 01/03/2016:
Keep at it! Have a great weekend.

InnerPeace - Friday Jan 01, 2016

Weight: 0.0

Innerpeace on 01/01/2016:
Where is my cursor? I try typing an entry and I click in the box and I don't have a cursor. I press submit and then enter what I want to say in the comments. I have tried at work and at home, same problem.

But besides that! Happy New Year. I was brave enough to get on the scale today, results typical, when you over eat and do no exercise. I have resolved to make this a better year, starting with my journal. Understand I journal. You may read about my crazy dysfunctional family, my work, friends, crazy thoughts and other crap that spews out of my mouth. with that being said, my number one goal is to try and lose weight. I told my DH that I was thinking of going back to school to get my master's degree but nixed that idea when all I really want to do is lose weight. I have tried everything and get started going but then just quit, I have trouble sticking to anything for a long period of time, so I start again for the 38th time. This year I resolve to 1. Walk run/move 2016 miles (that's maybe 5 miles a day, and guess what I'm already behind, because I didn't do anything today. 2. Journal I know this helps me, again, I need to make this a priority, or else it will fall by the wayside too.

I will work on not having my husband's mood affect my days, like today did. He is crabby, sad, depressed, worried. I do not know. I asked he said I'm just chilling today! He is sullen and brooding, I don't know why, he doesn't say. I can only ask so many times. In short, he sucks today!

Tomorrow we are going shopping and turning in the aluminum cans that we have amassed over the last six months. It has been customary to give this money to the DD, however, I made a suggestion to only give her half and put the other half in her savings account, this caused a little friction. She just wastes it on stupid cheap toys at 5 and below anyway.

Food today - brunch - maple brown sugar oatmeal - no lunch but snacked on focaccia crackers - dinner chicken breast - green beans seems okay, but topped it off with two pieces of buttered potato bread, so stupid. Need to drink more water, this endeavor starts tomorrow, in hopes it will help my skin clear up.

Anyway, happy new year to the old diarist and hello to the new. This will be a great new year.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/02/2016:
...you may have to go to "tools" on top of your screen near File, Edit, View, Favorites, TOOLS... and make sure you have it set for "Compatability View Settings" Sometimes I also have that problem of not having a cursor when I go to make an entry.

InnerPeace - Wednesday Dec 30, 2015

Weight: 0.0

innerpeace on 12/30/2015:
Wow I am having issues! BIGGEST I have ever been. My body hurts. I can't tie my shoes, I can't clip my toe nails. So depressing. If there was a day I didn't wake up and think about losing weight it would be a glorious day! I think I'm homesick. I miss my mom and Oklahoma. I'm happy I got to see my son over Christmas, not sure if I like his wife or not, I guess all mothers feel that way about daughters-in-law at first.

cybermom4 on 12/30/2015:
Stay strong!! soon it will be a new day !

Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/30/2015:
Welcome! You are going to be ok. Actually, welcome back!

This is not an easy time of year with the holidays and everyone rushing around and still sometimes going to work like me without any days off. It's not easy for many. So if you are feeling extra run-down or upset, it could be because of everything going on. Maybe you are very busy, way busier than you'd like to be.

but soon it'll be January, and you can get into a new mindset even now. Now that the major holiday of Christmas (if you celebrate) is over. I actually don't celebrate Christmas, but all my coworkers who do seem very run-down right now. Many are sick. Basically the whole area of folks that I work with. I think it may have passed by me this time around, thankfully. I hope to get a little extra rest this weekend so I can stay healthy...

...but this is about you. try to think in the positive. Why don't you like his wife?

Innerpeace on 01/01/2016:
I like my son's wife ok, she's a loner. She spent a lot of time up in the bedroom by herself. She took pictures of everything, even the food. That kind of bothered me. She is a nice girl, smart, pretty, she is fine. I'm just too picky I guess.

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