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

so my damn knee clicks now when I walk up the stairs.  Never had a clicky joint in my life! did some research and the best fit is PCL injury, grade one, from when I was peddling fast on the bike and my foot missed and went down, like really hard.   appears they do all kinds of tests and then say: take 2 aspirins and call me in the morning.   so I am not seeing a physician, not unless it gets worse. But distressing that the original injury was a good three months ago.  

 

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

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

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

Jacky82020 on 10/22/2020:
Love pickles, but only eat my homemade ones now due to high sodium content. The real ones taste better! I can’t duplicate the flavor even with fresh dill. So my pickles mostly taste like malt vinegar and garlic. Not bad.


grannyannie on 10/22/2020:
Do you feel or look like you need to lose weight? When I was 60 and got down to 129 and had built up quite a lot of muscle I was wearing a size 6 US (5'4"). I looked thin. So a number on the scale isn't everything.

Jacky82020 on 10/22/2020:
It is to me! I am recapturing my lost youth. Lol. Was always 100-105, then about 108 and at 112 for years, Plus I am reading all about the increased health benefits and longevity via calorie restriction. The husband has maintained his college weight. Out in the gazebo now doing a 2 hour run. I don’t even run, just walk fast on the treadmill.

Jacky82020 on 10/22/2020:
Oh & I am just under 5’2”. Shortie! The weight charts say I should be at 99-131 pds. What a range!


grannyannie on 10/22/2020:
Yea, they always have really wide ranges. Also depends on your build.

I miss my treadmills workouts. I did HIIT alternating by going fast on the flat and slower on a steep incline. Excellent workout!

Jacky82020 on 10/22/2020:
Wow, that’s a great workout. I should try it when my knee heals more. Right now all I can do is the recumbent bike and some upper body dumb bell reps.


Grannyannie on 10/22/2020:
The trouble with weight charts and BMI is they don't take muscle mass into account.


grannyannie on 10/22/2020:
Good luck on recapturing lost youth! I gave up on that 20 years ago! LOL

Jacky82020 on 10/22/2020:
LOL! Hope springs eternal.


Maria7 on 10/22/2020:
Yayyyy!!! So HAPPY for you! Congratultions!

Jacky82020 on 10/22/2020:
Thanks, Maria. You are such a sweet girl.


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

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

 

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

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

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


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


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

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

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


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

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


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


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

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


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

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


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

could it be adjusted, like photoshopped?!

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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

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

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

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


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

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


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


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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Good for you getting your ballots posted.

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


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

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


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

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

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


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

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


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


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Jacky82020 - Sunday Oct 18, 2020
(Eat less, move more. CR)
Weight: 124.2

Here is my wonderful 1950s kitchen.  The metal trim looks terrific.  The pink back splashes are working for me. think I mentioned I painted the fridge & diswasher to match the stove. 

So MacDonald's didn't have any of the new breakfast pastries. Had a 2 for 1 bacon, cheese, & egg coupon, so got that.   I am so cheap that I bring my own beverage to drive thru.    Diet ginger ale this time.   took two Alli  before leaving home.  Don't take it often. Eliminates ~25% of fat, so I saved 8 grams or 72 Cals on the McGriddle.

My cop nephew in SF has tested positive, but he's totally asymptomatic,  young and fit.  He's home rebuilding a car engine or whatever.  He wanted to be a firefighter but that job is fiercely competitive in California.   He searched all over the state, even visiting us with his buddy in Southern California.  Nothing to be had, so he joined the PD.   He's making $163K with overtime.   I was shocked to see his pay level. It's all public info and I stumbled upon it when searching for a second cousin I heard was incarcerated.  Anyways, it's amazing what those cops make, at least in California.   Tommy is a nice guy and I'm sure he's a terrific cop.

Stuck in the 124's now, would love to see the 123's soon.

Going out to McDonalds.  Haven't done drive thru fast food for maybe a month.   Drooling over ads for their new cinnamon roll, but saw it's 560 calories.   The egg, bacon and cheese McGriddle is about the same. Damn!   so if would be over 1,000 Cals.   Plan is to split the cinnamon roll with the husband,  if he doesn't like the idea, he can order two and eat 1.5.   he's total muscle and what with all the weight lifting and aerobics can eat lots and not gain.    

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

Horn_of_plenty on 10/18/2020:
and maybe get a coffee too at mcdonalds to fill you up after the 1/2 cinnamon bun! i used to have a male friend in my life with whom i'd also split all my treats with...ohh, it worked out so well all those times!!!! now that's over (thankfully, actually!)...not thankful for not splitting treats, but that i can move on with my life..

enjoy your treat.

Jacky82020 on 10/18/2020:
They do have good coffee, Heard about a taste test where they beat out Starbucks, but I was all coffeed out by the time I get there.


Horn_of_plenty on 10/18/2020:
great deals and finds on your exercise equipment in your gym!

Jacky82020 on 10/18/2020:
Yeah, it all worked out well. That Paramount system was hauled up and down the state of California and then to the East Coast.


Donkey on 10/18/2020:
I'll comment here on your pictures of your basement gym. WOW! That is really nice to have all of that equipment! I saw the rowing machine and I was like, WHOA.... But there's also a lot of wonderful weight training stuff too!

I had a home gym apparatus that we sold a couple of years ago. We had it in our old house that had a full basement. This house has a smaller basement, which is used for other things, so the apparatus was left in the garage, unassembled. I sold it very cheaply to a guy who was doing to HIS basement what you guys did to yours. This was way before COVID. So you know HE was prepared when everything shut down. I imagine that his home gym saved his sanity, because he said he really LOVED to work out.

Jacky82020 on 10/18/2020:
Thanks. The basement was finished when we moved in, has a kitchen, bathroom and bedroom besides the big central area. The previous owner & his teens used it as a rec room. We bought this house in part because of that space. It has a door that opens to the fenced in yard so the dogs can run in and visit their Dad when he’s working out and they’re out doing their doggie business.


Donkey on 10/18/2020:
Splitting treats is an excellent way to do damage control :-)


grannyannie on 10/18/2020:
I love your gym! And I would love a cinnamon roll!

Jacky82020 on 10/18/2020:
Thanks, Annie, the roll had to wait. They didn’t have any. I know how to make the best ones ever, but too much fat and sugar for us now.


bearcountrygg on 10/18/2020:
We haven't eaten out since February before the the pandemic......in fact we haven't even bought deli food at the grocery store.......

Jacky82020 on 10/18/2020:
Probably wise. All we’ve done is drive-thru and eating in the car. Never was big on restaurants any time, any place. Not big on deli food. Too much salt & fat.


bearcountrygg on 10/18/2020:
Your kitchen reminds me of my childhood.

Jacky82020 on 10/18/2020:
Love the fifties cars and kitchens. Drove a 1956 Chevy when we lived in California. Husband had a 1950 truck. My car went to Sweden and someone bought his truck and turned it into a mobile pizza truck. He had this big wood oven on it and catered parties. My husband thought the guy was nuts when he explained why he wanted the truck, but we’ve since heard other ppl do the same thing. It was a beautiful red truck. My Chevy was black with flames.


Maria7 on 10/18/2020:
Oh, My!!!! What a very BEAUTIFUL kitchen! You must feel cheered up every time you go into that gorgeous, nostalgic kitchen! The stove is so pretty and the colors are the 1950s for real! Did you do the pretty paintings of the cat and the other picture hanging on the wall above the stove? Your lovely rug in front of your sink matches well with everything. Have a good day!

Jacky82020 on 10/18/2020:
Thanks, Maria! I found the Cat pics on Etsy. They are prints made by a guy and his wife in Pittsburgh. I am seriously thinking of painting some of my own on canvas. They look simple enough. Yes!!!!! The colors are cheerful! Such a change from the old gothic Victorian style I did in the previous home. You have a great day too!

Jacky82020 on 10/18/2020:
Thanks, Maria! I found the Cat pics on Etsy. They are prints made by a guy and his wife in Pittsburgh. I am seriously thinking of painting some of my own on canvas. They look simple enough. Yes!!!!! The colors are cheerful! Such a change from the old gothic Victorian style I did in the previous home. You have a great day too!


grannyannie on 10/18/2020:
Love your kitchen!!


bearcountrygg on 10/18/2020:
I was born in 1949....so your kitchen is a good representation of that time. I remember our living room being all red and green...with curtains with HUGE red flowers on them......Looked like Christmas year around..LOL Loved the cars with fins and hood ornaments, 2 tone colors and leather seats....my Dad worked for Pontiac Motors...so we were a CAR FAMILY!!! Those were the good old days!!!

Jacky82020 on 10/18/2020:
Loved those cars! My 56 Chevy was originally 2 toned, white over red. Damn state of Pennsylvania wouldn’t allow me to register it as a Classic Vehicle because I painted it. I ask you, what is more classic than a black Chevy with flames? I want those drapes!


Donkey on 10/18/2020:
Love the cabinets! They remind me of the kitchen we had when I was growing up. I think they were yellow, like you have, and light green. I can't remember if there was pink in the mix too.

Jacky82020 on 10/18/2020:
I was lazy and left the frames white and only painted the doors. But I have seen old kitchens with the same treatment. Maybe they were lazy too!


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Jacky82020 - Saturday Oct 17, 2020
(Eat less, move more. CR)
Weight: 124.2

 

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

Horn_of_plenty on 10/17/2020:
I really like your gym! it must be weird tho to sweat on carpet!? at first, the carpet looked like wood paneling!

also, those are interesting colors on the weight machines. where'd you get the equipment? did you say a gym closed and you got it? i've never seen mustard yellow and brown colors on weight equipment pads (i'mm used to seeing black only!)

also, that's a nice rower! my dad got a rower...i'm not sure how often he uses it, but, it's a CRAZY hard workout!

Jacky82020 on 10/17/2020:
No sweat gets on the carpet. My husband wipes down with towels. Yuk. I get grossed out accidentally touching one. Especially if it’s hot and sticky.

Sadly I don’t work hard enough to sweat much at all. Maybe some underarm moisture, not a lot.

The equipment came from various places over the years. A few pieces were from closed down gyms,

The main multi station unit was made by Paramount, huge company at the time, I bought it when I sold my first Harlequin romance novel. They gave me a 6K advance,.

I got that rowing machine used from a private party for a hundred dollars.


grannyannie on 10/18/2020:
I would love a big gym like that!

Jacky82020 on 10/18/2020:
Yeah, it’s pretty nice. Takes up a lot of space. We built a 20x20 addition to the house in Southern California to accommodate it. What an ordeal! I acted as the GC and hired the subs, even drew up the architectural plans. The guys at the county permit office were extremely helpful and corrected all my errors. Then they jacked our property taxes way up, so I had to fight city hall on that. They compromised. Makes me understand why people do it without permits. You had to call the permit ppl in at every step of construction. Pain in the butt! But well worth it.


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Jacky82020 - Saturday Oct 17, 2020
(Eat less, move more. CR)
Weight: 124.2

 

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

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Jacky82020 - Saturday Oct 17, 2020
(Eat less, move more. CR)
Weight: 124.2

 

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

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Jacky82020 - Saturday Oct 17, 2020
(Eat less, move more. CR)
Weight: 124.2

 Having difficulties sending pics of gym.   will try yet again.

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

Jacky82020 on 10/17/2020:
Trying new posts, not edits because I keep losing everything


Donkey on 10/18/2020:
Frustrating, but your pictures are coming through on the individual entries. I'm wondering if I should type DROOL on every picture of the rowing machine, lol ;-)

The weight machine you have in this picture is a very nice apparatus to have in a home gym. I can see that it's commercial quality.


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Jacky82020 - Saturday Oct 17, 2020
(Eat less, move more. CR)
Weight: 124.2

 

 Starving!   trying to compensate for inactivity.   Maybe 300 Cals so far. Can't wait until 8 or 9 when I'll eat more.   the multigrain English muffins topped with hot mustard and blue cheese, followed by mocha latte cereal.

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

Jacky82020 on 10/17/2020:
So this is the downstairs gym. Needed a wide angle lens which I have but was too lazy to whip it out. These were taken with the iPad which doesn’t even have a flash.


grannyannie on 10/17/2020:
Nice gym!

Jacky82020 on 10/17/2020:
Yeah, too bad I don’t take advantage of it. I have off and on over the years, but more off lately. Must find my way back!


Donkey on 10/18/2020:
Rowing Machine = DROOL


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