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Jacky82020 - Saturday Nov 07, 2020
(Eat less, move more. CR)
Weight: 120.6

 My front yard.  Fall is here! 

Progress as of today: 13.4 lbs lost so far, only 10.6 lbs to go!

Horn_of_plenty on 11/07/2020:
Hi Jacky! well you must be so happy about the results ;)

well, i used to have 3 hamsters total over the course of my lifetime. one was as a young child. then, i bought one several years ago...and when it died i bought another to replace it. when that one died, i wanted something bigger and able to snuggle more and my research led my to the GPs!!!! i want an upgrade again after these, DOG!? but first, i may need to settle with either a rabbit or something else!?

the color of the tree in your yard is a remarkable red!



Jacky82020 - Friday Nov 06, 2020
(Eat less, move more. CR)
Weight: 120.6

have you guys tried the Healthy Choice Cafe Steamers? Like the ravioli.

250 cal and ok analysts 

 

 

Up .6 pd overnight and don't care.   That happens. Getting below 120 will be a big deal and then dropping to the 117 I weighed when we moved here in 2011.

Knee getting better. Hurts on stairs. But no limping today at Walmart like the last few weeks.   it will be a long time before I use the steep incline on the treadmill. Walking flat on it for now.   The husband runs really really fast on the steep incline. Makes a lot of noise!   Sounds like a herd of buffalos are passing through! 

Progress as of today: 13.4 lbs lost so far, only 10.6 lbs to go!

Jacky82020 on 11/06/2020:
So none of these particular dogs want to run . Still cute.


grannyannie on 11/06/2020:
Oh no, I could never run on the steep incline. I always did it slowly when steep, then switched to flat and almost a run.


Maria7 on 11/06/2020:
Wow, that is good that you Hubby exercises, too! Hope your knee is better soon. It doesn't take much sometimes for us to strain ourselves...then we gotta pay the price in pain and rest up.

Jacky82020 on 11/06/2020:
Ain’t that the truth, girl!


Horn_of_plenty on 11/07/2020:
how did you know that so many people call a gp a hamster! yes....they do make that mistake.

your frankie is just as cute as my frankie. i wish they could be pals!

the meal by healthy choice looks good. sometimes you just want the pasta! (and cheese).

yes, try to be kind to your body...i have to remember this today/this weekend.

Jacky82020 on 11/07/2020:
That’s what the meme said! I have owned hamsters and GPs. Love animals.

Thanks, Frankie is adorable and a very good boy.

Yep, the HC pasta dishes are good. I tried the sweet and sour pork, lots more calories, but I didn’t care for it. And I love S&S pork! Used to make my own, but too much work and too many calories


Donkey on 11/07/2020:
I find that I cannot do inclines any more either - not without suffering soreness the next day or 2, in the hips. However, I don't seem to have problem with inclines on hikes. Go figure that one out...

Jacky82020 on 11/07/2020:
That’s life!


Maria7 on 11/07/2020:
Cute pics! Hope you are having a good day.

Jacky82020 on 11/07/2020:
Fantastic day! Hallelujah!



Jacky82020 - Thursday Nov 05, 2020
(Eat less, move more. CR)
Weight: 120.2

Testing to see if these will upload .

So sometimes the GIFs work and sometimes not. The car should bounce! Lost new post!  Testing gifs to see which upload.

the Good Morning ones did, maybe they were smaller files?

 Have things to do,  will edit later.

Progress as of today: 13.8 lbs lost so far, only 10.2 lbs to go!

Jacky82020 on 11/05/2020:
Dang! The dog should be running!

Jacky82020 on 11/05/2020:
The girl is lazy too!


grannyannie on 11/05/2020:
Saw new post briefly. It was HUGE!

Jacky82020 on 11/05/2020:
Yeah, I don’t get the numbers in right sometimes. Tying to do 300 like Bear or someone suggested.


grannyannie on 11/05/2020:
I don't think it's possible to put in an animated gif. This site is a bit primitive. But it works.

Jacky82020 on 11/05/2020:
I thought I did it in the past, not 100% sure Will try with another gif


KathyBlue on 11/05/2020:
Cute dog hehe

Jacky82020 on 11/05/2020:
You should see her run!


Horn_of_plenty on 11/05/2020:
hahaa, these are funny. at least the guy can show off his bicep!


grannyannie on 11/05/2020:
Oh, they did work! Cool!

Jacky82020 on 11/05/2020:
Only certain ones work. No idea why!


grannyannie on 11/05/2020:
I make the highest number 600 when I upload a photo.

Jacky82020 on 11/05/2020:
I will experiment with that. Sometimes numbers are already there and I add more and make a mess. Font on iPad tiny for this site.


Maria7 on 11/05/2020:
The monkey takes the cake! Cheerful. Needed that today. Smiles.

Jacky82020 on 11/05/2020:
Haha!


Horn_of_plenty on 11/05/2020:
hahaha, i do that to my pigs!!!!!!!!

Jacky82020 on 11/05/2020:
Lol


Horn_of_plenty on 11/05/2020:
the pigs, when you touch them under the neck / mouth, will put their heads up just like that! the cutest. aww. they usually make a lot of sounds too when i do that.

Jacky82020 on 11/05/2020:
Too cute!


grannyannie on 11/06/2020:
I tweeted that saying about hitting 270 before either candidate.

Jacky82020 on 11/06/2020:
Lol. I took it from some random guy


legcramps on 11/06/2020:
Snacky snacks while watching the wacky wacks LOLOL. Sorry, it just came out and I couldn't stop it :)

Jacky82020 on 11/06/2020:
LOL



Jacky82020 - Wednesday Nov 04, 2020
(Eat less, move more. CR)
Weight: 120.3

Look, HoP!  found very interesting ebook at   Brooklyn Library.   Bogged down by lots of cellular biochemistry, but fascinating.  Starts with bacteriam found on Easter Island, 1960s, that killed other bacteria, fungi and even certain cancer cells.   Extended life span and promoted  health in test subjects.  Discussed on longevity forums and sold off shore etc.  Few physicians would write for it, but this one in Queens does & must be pocketing a tidy sum. Expensive office visits and he sells a few pills at a time.   I think the book is going to say one can accomplish the same effect with calorie restriction and IF.   the med can have serious side effects.   the pic is the physician in Queens who sells it. 

 

Big drop on scale today, but fairly certain it won't stick.   Often see this quick up 2 or down 2 which autocorrects a day or so later.   I am most eager to see the 117 I was when we moved here in the summer of 2011.   Then down from there.

Got a few good IF type books from the Brooklyn Library and more on hold.   Bought the 3 most popular titles.   Love that Library!   Get many ebooks there,  They offer out of state cards for $50 a year and saved me a small fortune.   Time was I never thought I could overcome my lifelong love of print books, but it is done.   Have bookshelves in nearly every room, some great big carved glass doored Victorian ones, but do most reading in ipad now.    Easy to use the bikes and treadmill with iPad.
 

Progress as of today: 13.7 lbs lost so far, only 10.3 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 11/04/2020:
I still have 2 big bookcases and some shelves elsewhere, but do 99% of my reading on my kindle.

Jacky82020 on 11/04/2020:
Me too! The kindle app on the iPad that is


Donkey on 11/04/2020:
Whoa, that's a nice drop! Good job!

Jacky82020 on 11/04/2020:
Thanks, donkey. Likely to pop up, but the lows keep getting lower & lower


Maria7 on 11/04/2020:
Such a cute photo of the owl before and after coffee, ha! You sound like me with the books. We have a library in our home with many books and some them even dating back about 100 years ago...but I still prefer to read on the computer, ha!

Jacky82020 on 11/04/2020:
Love old books, but so much easier to read on a laptop or tablet. Get my newspapers that way


Maria7 on 11/04/2020:
I meant to say congratulations on your lower number. My Grandma fasted off and on and she lived to be almost 97.

Jacky82020 on 11/04/2020:
Thanks, Maria. Expect it to rise after big overnight drop, but c’est la vie

So did mine! And she lived to be 103!


Horn_of_plenty on 11/04/2020:
interesting writeup on the queens physician based on your notes.

i think that of ANYONE who has used DD since i have been here which is under but close to 15 years, you may win the award of losing weight the fastest. there's been a couple others, but not many. most of us here are slow losers. and that is OK. there's one woman who i miss right now, that was sick and lost weight due to being sick...and i do hope she is alright now.

Are you a member of the brooklyn library bc you signed up online? i forget how it works? i think that anyone in NYS can be a member of certain libraries. Though, i think in Queens, you have to live in queens to be a queens library card holder. In NYC, i have a library card too...i forgot the rules, i'm def not looking them up either!

Jacky82020 on 11/05/2020:
The Brooklyn Library offers out of state cards for $50 a year. I came across an article on ebooks in the Washington Post that mentioned Brooklyn and I think, also one in LA. Don’t know if I could get print books, but moot point. They have a terrific inventory. I can get any of the political bestsellers you may have heard about. I jot down titles as they are reviewed prepublication & put them on the hold list, if possible. For some titles, one has to wait until the actual publication list to request a hold. They will get like 50 or more licenses for bestsellers.

Used to get ebooks from local library, but wait list is forever. I always wished they charged a dollar or so and bought more licenses. They do that for print books and will purchase additional copies.

I know so many ppl that can lose a pound a week with the calorie restriction and the exercise I am doing. My sisters and mom have done so as well as many of my former coworkers. I am nothing special in that category. My advantages may be I am not all that into food. Hate cooking and restaurants. Also I have always exercised, even when I was 110 pds or less. Used to jog at the university. Used to walk all over the place, long walks to the grocery store with a backpack.


Horn_of_plenty on 11/04/2020:
did you ever have guinea pigs???? they are the cutest. but after i met the rabbits and held one today, rabbits may be both the cutest and softest!

Jacky82020 on 11/05/2020:
Yes! I had pigs years ago in college. But Pinterest sends me email pics almost everyday. Another batch this AM. I went there looking at French Bulldogs, specifically for my boy when he and his dad competed in dog shows. They show lots of pics and if you open one, you get a million more. So I thought of you and downloaded a few & now they keep acoming. Lol. They are such cute animals!



Jacky82020 - Tuesday Nov 03, 2020
(Eat less, move more. CR)
Weight: 122.0

Been

Dang, the Brooklyn Libary is weird!   Was looking for IF books and put holds on a few.
so they pop up with these "similar" titles available now.   Really?

Been loooking at kombucha recipe s and the scoby makes me want to puke.   Weight stable.  Ate between 6 & 10 PM last night.   Maybe 900 Cals. Maybe more. 

 Super excited about the election!   It's gonna be a long nite. May switch back and forth between CNN and my ER binge.   On the final season, 15, and show is going to hell in a hand basket.   Too many good characters left and I don't like the new ones.   Still want to see the very end. 

Progress as of today: 12 lbs lost so far, only 12 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 11/03/2020:
I'll be up all night watching! Holding my breath! Well, in between drinking beer, eating Doritos. Haven't hit the ice cream yet. It's 6:30pm here.

Jacky82020 on 11/03/2020:
Me too! Do you get CNN or the like?


Maria7 on 11/03/2020:
Sounds like Somebody has got some plans!

Jacky82020 on 11/03/2020:
Yep, gonna be a long night for many of us! And jubilant!


Horn_of_plenty on 11/03/2020:
oh yeah so you are still loving ER! that is great. I always loved Merideth!

anyways, let's see how the election holds out.

i will find out results when i wake up...i told my french friend to text me since they are ahead 6 hours ....


grannyannie on 11/04/2020:
We have VPN so we get CNN and MSNBC and anything else. We even watched in Thailand.



Jacky82020 - Monday Nov 02, 2020
(Eat less, move more. CR)
Weight: 122.0


  The Breakfast of Champions! 

 

 Abandoned ship on the 200 cal a day fast.  Was giving the parrots their pistachios around 6PM and had to  have a handful.   that's 160  cal for  a half cup & probably had a tad more.   Then ate my usual hi fiber English muffins and blue cheese at 9, so maybe 500 Cals which some IF ppl call a fast.   Slept extremely well and feel hi energy today. Pain behind knee almost gone. Will try spinner again today.   No pain on rower, NuStep (not elevating leg now) or recumbent bike, and of course, free weights (upper body)

Found some old PCP records and saw I was 117 in 4/2011 when we bought this house.   So gained 17 pds between then and 8/20/20.   actually more at times because it did hit 140 more once and I ate less and exercised more to get down to the 130's.    I was constantly renovating that old Victorian, up and down a 12 ft ladder painting & replastering very hi ceilings.   Wonderful excercise and works the arms once you're plastering & paining away.

  Left  that ladder at the house when we sold it.   Maybe I should have kept it for an outdoor exercise machine! Lol.

Progress as of today: 12 lbs lost so far, only 12 lbs to go!

Jacky82020 on 11/02/2020:
Painting away! Did seem like paining away at times!


Donkey on 11/02/2020:
They say that IF is supposed to help with inflammation.

A 200 calorie fast is very difficult. I think you did quite well yesterday.

Jacky82020 on 11/02/2020:
Thanks, guess I am not super motivated. The ppl I know who did it for days were really fat. This one guy was close to 400 pds. He most a few pds a day. I have friends pushing 200 who did it & say it’s a great way to jump start a diet. Again, motivation!


grannyannie on 11/02/2020:
Yes, should have kept the ladder!

Yea, 200 is nothing!

Jacky82020 on 11/02/2020:
I should have! But it’s too high a step ladder for this 1964 house. Maybe I can bust out an 8 footer.


grannyannie on 11/02/2020:
Last place I live in the US was in a 20 story high rise. I was on the 14th floor and I would often walk up the stairs when I came home. Good workout!


legcramps on 11/02/2020:
I love using the power mill at the gym to climb stairs. It's such a good workout! I once saw a "ladder style" exercise machine that I found very interesting but thought it would be hard on the back after awhile.


Maria7 on 11/02/2020:
Very cute photo!

Jacky82020 on 11/02/2020:
Show off kitty!


Horn_of_plenty on 11/02/2020:
What is the king of staten island? a movie?

you can always try to maintain your weight for awhile or see if you can eat more moderately before forcing yourself to just have it all off....

by trying to maintain, you will see just how much you can eat at times instead of just how little...

well, that's the only way i was able to lose the last "10." i had done with with weight loss and was stuck before the last 10. i knew how to maintain 125 really, really well. and even the 120s...i became quite a pro!

..but i realized i would have to continue retraining my mind and body if i wanted to weigh lower and i had to continue to learn new ways to stay moderate to lose those pounds and them keep them off.

but it helped to have that long pause in the lower 120s...and realize that the changes i made i would have to stick with (eating changes, etc) to keep it off....not always easy to stick with changes but it becomes easier if you do not have to change everything in one shot.


Horn_of_plenty on 11/02/2020:
also, i have never heard of that brand of protein shake (i'm not up to date on all the shakes out there)

Jacky82020 on 11/02/2020:
It is the Walmart equivalent to Premier Protein. Identical analysis. Used Premier for years. Bought the $3 off a 4 pack coupons on eBay. But then Walmart came out with same product. Much better value in their 12 pack than the other with coupons. 30 grams protein & 160 Cals. Vitamin enriched. Tastes great!


Horn_of_plenty on 11/02/2020:
pigs are around 2.5 pounds each and one is slightly larger than the other, but not by much. he also has more hair than the other, so he actually looks bigger than he really is compared to the other one.

the are also quite long (it's interesting, guinea pigs grow a LOT from birth to adult size). they start off the size of the palm of a hand and grow to around a foot when they stretch out.



Jacky82020 - Sunday Nov 01, 2020
(Eat less, move more. CR)
Weight: 122.4

Power keeps going out!windy! Dang!   tried to post funny pic and deleted day's entry.

will try pic again.   maybe even 2.

HoP, they keep sending me GP pics.   lol 

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

Jacky82020 on 11/01/2020:
Wow, this one came in awful!

Jacky82020 on 11/01/2020:
Ok, squirrel posted Will try GP now

Jacky82020 on 11/01/2020:
Ok, so 2 out of 3 posted Better quit while ima ahead!


Horn_of_plenty on 11/01/2020:
yes, jacky, that's the one i've always liked since i tried it literally many YEARS ago. very acquired taste...a mix of like a wine mixed with a beer mixed with a fruit. very low cal.

Jacky82020 on 11/01/2020:
Do you pay $10 a bottle?


Horn_of_plenty on 11/01/2020:
i think they charge a lot bc the package will be very heavy due to the glass bottles also.

Jacky82020 on 11/01/2020:
I’ll check around.


Horn_of_plenty on 11/01/2020:
also, i haven't tried the chia ones. they are higher in cals so i basically decided to stick with the regular kombuchas only, no chia ones! ok...

i love your other photos here, thanks for sharing.

Jacky82020 on 11/01/2020:
Welcome!


Horn_of_plenty on 11/01/2020:
i try for $3 per bottle, average. once in awhile, there's a sale for $2.50 or less. not all the time...

if you can find a health food store by you, they will most prob be sold there. i've looked on amazon in the past and it's very expensive to buy kombucha that way.



Jacky82020 - Saturday Oct 31, 2020
(Eat less, move more. CR)
Weight: 122.4

Finally hit the 122's at 122.4   Think IF is helping.   Began eating between 4PM & 10:30PM this week.   Plan was for 2:30 to 10:30, but found I am not hungry at 2:30 and can easily wait.   Do have maybe 75 Cals of protein drink in my coffee and the broth with hot sauce and malt vinegar earlier.

Got super nauseous yesterday & thought sure I'd toss my cookies.   Took my 3 RX's and 5 vitamins at the same time on an empty stomach.   Awful!

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

Jacky82020 on 10/31/2020:
Didn’t mean to post cartoon twice!


Donkey on 10/31/2020:
Ha ha ha ha! I love that cartoon!!!!

Definitely going to make an effort to incorporate broth into my days. I love lemon juice in chicken broth with parsley flakes. Found memories from childhood.

Well done on the weight loss!


grannyannie on 10/31/2020:
Great cartoon!

Good for you on the scale movement. I never take anything on an empty stomach. Hope you feel better.

Re your Sean Connery comment - Scottish people are also British. Anyone from Great Britain is British - England, Wales, Scotland. But you'll rarely hear a Scottish person refer to themselves as British. I have dual citizenship with the UK and my certificate says British citizen.

Jacky82020 on 10/31/2020:
Thanks, very interesting. Love those accents. You gave up your American citizenship?


Maria7 on 10/31/2020:
Congrats on your new lower number! Happy for you. Hope you feel better today.

Jacky82020 on 10/31/2020:
Thanks! Yes, the nausea passed after several hours. Now that’s one good appetite suppressant.


grannyannie on 10/31/2020:
No, I didn't give up US citizenship. I have dual citizenship and have both a US and UK passport.

Jacky82020 on 10/31/2020:
Awesome! So you can vote in national elections in two countries?

I am Native American and can vote for the Chief. They’ve never elected a female. I voted for one, but she lost by a landslide. You can only vote for the Tribal Council if you live in Oklahoma, but any enrolled member can vote for the Chief.


Horn_of_plenty on 10/31/2020:
hahaha...her purse is her ex! too funny...

and i smiled at your animated cartoon. Happy Halloween.

yes, i've been there - re. taking pills on empty stomach. def no good!

Jacky82020 on 10/31/2020:
A lesson for the learning!


grannyannie on 11/01/2020:
Yes, I vote in US and UK elections. I am a member of a political party in both countries.

Interesting about voting for chief. I hope sometime you get a woman who wins.

Jacky82020 on 11/01/2020:
Me too. A few small tribes do, but not the Choctaws. Maybe some day.

I



Jacky82020 - Thursday Oct 29, 2020
(Eat less, move more. CR)
Weight: 123.0

 Stuck at 123.0.   Want 122.Something. Soon! 
On the recumbent bike now, will switch to NuStep and try rowing machine later.  Meant to row yesterday & never did.  Good upper body workout.   Knee still sore, backside.   I am very curious as to what's wrong, even though I am fairly certain there is nothing to be done.   Not even sure if the doc would order some kind of imaging. Cheap HMO!

My baby boy! 

Progress as of today: 11 lbs lost so far, only 13 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 10/29/2020:
I kept working out when I hurt my shoulder years ago and I regretted it! Be careful please.

Rowing machine is great for a whole body workout. I had considered getting one of those, but only have room for one machine. We have 2 spare rooms that are used for guests and one is my gym until someone visits. But that will be a VERY long time.

Jacky82020 on 10/29/2020:
My great big NuStep lives in the guest room. The rower does take up a lot of space. That’s why the previous owner sold it to me at a good price. Same for my first treadmill, purchased years ago when I was young & thin


Donkey on 10/29/2020:
I would be careful using any kind of stepping machine if your knee is still hurting. The rower seems, to me, to be a better option, but you know your pain best.

Jacky82020 on 10/29/2020:
You may be right! I am becoming increasingly curious as to the nature Of this injury. May call and request an image. All they can do is say no. Don’t want to go to the PCP office for an exam though. He’d probably twist me all up like a pretzel & it’d be another Possible covid exposure.


Maria7 on 10/29/2020:
Such a cute dog!

Jacky82020 on 10/29/2020:
Thanks, he’s a spoiled baby boy!


legcramps on 10/29/2020:
Awe, snugglebutt!

Jacky82020 on 10/29/2020:
lol, that’s my boy!


Horn_of_plenty on 10/29/2020:
i think that one day, when i do get a dog (def not now!!!), it may be the type above. i guess that would be a pug or pug/frenchie or anything pug. i may change my mind as they sometimes get breathing problems, but...omg is your baby cute!

Jacky82020 on 10/29/2020:
The Frenchie is an interesting breed. Good apartment dog. Relatively inactive. Sweet and affectionate. The pug/Frenchie mix is really hyper, and loves to run around and play. Gorgeous little guy!


Horn_of_plenty on 10/29/2020:
what is the purple thing next to his ear? part of his collar? a tag??

Jacky82020 on 10/29/2020:
It is a red ID tag. No way in hell he’ll ever escape my very secure fenced in yard.


Horn_of_plenty on 10/29/2020:
he has the cutest little mushy face! awwwww. i want this dog!



Jacky82020 - Thursday Oct 29, 2020
(Eat less, move more. CR)
Weight: 123.0

 Stuck at 123.0.   Want 122.Something. Soon! 
On the recumbent bike now, will switch 

Progress as of today: 11 lbs lost so far, only 13 lbs to go!

Horn_of_plenty on 10/29/2020:
yeah, to loose the next pounds i guess you'll have to stick to what you have been doing for longer periods of time! or add the exercise!

Jacky82020 on 10/29/2020:
Yep! No quick fixes.



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