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Jacky82020 - Tuesday Aug 10, 2021
(CR & IF & Exercise)
Weight: 112.2

 

Two fawns & mom outside the window!
 

So my blood work was all good except a little low on potassium.   Surprisingly the PCP office calls.  Told her I got emails from the lab Saturday, same day tests done. She says ok & then reads them.   lol.   said doc wants me to up potassium & repeat tests in 2-3 weeks.   hate blood draws!   then she says to drink OJ etc.  said I don't do juice & no fruits other than bananas & I'll figure it out myself & do the draw in 4 weeks or so.

the recommended dose of potassium is 4500 mg.   I'd like to know who does that.  bananas are ~450.  avacadoes & yams similar.   best I'm seeing are soybeans at 1000 mg a cooked cup.   did this for a long time & slacked off.   boiling up some now in the crockpot.   multiple vit only has 2% of rec. dose. The protein drink has 10% with 450.   spinach is similar & I do that off & on.   had some 50 mg pills but tossed them.   see it's more common now to sell 99 gm ones.   sure I can improve, but don't know about 4500 mg.  

Progress as of today: 12.8 lbs lost so far, only 3.2 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 08/10/2021:
Potassium affects the heart...so you may not want to mess around with that. Love the view.

Jacky82020 on 08/10/2021:
They do use it to stop the heart for executions! Must be a 5 pd dose.

But how strange everywhere says 4500 mg rec dose. I will eat more soybeans & spinach. Did that for a longtime but got sick of it.

This nurse from the PCP office said to bring the level up because it could affect my muscles.

Jacky82020 on 08/10/2021:
That should be 99 mg tabs, not 99 gm


bearcountrygg on 08/10/2021:
Agreed....Hypokalemia can begin with diuretics or laxative use....and other things....low potassium causes muscle cramps...You may only need a prescription for a short time.....your heart is a muscle so there is that. It could take a lot of high potassium foods to get it high enough..as quickly as a few potassium tablets.

Jacky82020 on 08/10/2021:
Upon further reading I think any food source is fine & it’s virtually impossible to OD on them. Friend sent a document from NIH. Says dried apricots top the list! 1000 mg in 1/2 cup. Comparing prices now. Looks like 3 pds at Amazon for $20 may be best.

That nurse didn’t say anything about a RX. Think I’ll go with hi potassium foods.

Jacky82020 on 08/10/2021:
Looks like only 150 calories in a 1/2 cup of dried apricots. Hope the French Vanilla ice cream and fudge sauce and nuts won’t add too many more.


Donkey on 08/10/2021:
I'm surprised the doctor didn't say anything about potassium supplements, but I agree that it's better to get the minerals we need from real food, if at all possible. (My body just couldn't keep up with the iron stores, to get my levels up, so I take an OTC vitamin at Rx levels -- for anemia.)

I love that fish tank!!!!

Jacky82020 on 08/10/2021:
Thanks.! Enjoying the fish.

Maybe they want me to try it first with food. I actually saw the results before they called & meant to boost my dietary potassium



Jacky82020 - Monday Aug 09, 2021
(CR & IF & Exercise)
Weight: 112.2

 Does anyone else see this error message? I do occasionally & can't login to DD 

Only get it for DD 

 

Progress as of today: 12.8 lbs lost so far, only 3.2 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 08/09/2021:
Love seeing wildlife out the window too.....that goldfish is watching you.

Jacky82020 on 08/09/2021:
I fed them frozen Sea Monkeys for breakfast! Defrosted in a little bowl of water. The goldfish love it. They are sold in blister packages with maybe 1 cm. cubes.

Looks like a hassle to grow them. I’m reading you need an air pump to oxygenate the water & ~ 84 degrees. Wonder how long they live in freshwater. Need to google more.


Donkey on 08/09/2021:
So beautiful! I feel like I could probably gaze at this fish tank for hours, just watching them swim and explore. So relaxing! I have forgotten how relaxing fish can be...

We start school here on August 18th. Lots of local resistance to mask-wearing -- not our school board, but parents. I expect to see our numbers in Illinois skyrocket after school starts. I'd be happy to be wrong about this.

Jacky82020 on 08/09/2021:
Yes, very relaxing. Thought of tank on top of built in drawers next to bike for years. Finally moved on it!

Yes, terrible situation re vaccines. And so many places like Walmart, CVS etc have them available on walk-in basis. They set 9 seats up for the 15 minutes observation period & rarely do I see any occupied. Good that 80% of senior citizens are vaccinated, but many kids getting sick now.


horn_of_plenty on 08/09/2021:
i'm up early today too...what an awesome view of nature's best!

Jacky82020 on 08/09/2021:
Thanks, that bedroom window does have a nice view, I get turkeys & song birds there too


bearcountrygg on 08/09/2021:
I know that as a kid...my sea monkeys did not live very long...I can imagine it was a temperature thing....the freeze dried ones sound like a good trade off....I think it will keep the fish especially happy.....especially if they are guys...LOL...you know...hunting down and chasing their own food...like their lives depended on it....instead of flakes just drifting down from the top of the tank.....

Jacky82020 on 08/09/2021:
Yeah, you need to oxygenate the water & keep them warm. I’m thinking the hunt would be fun to watch too. The “hatchery kits” I’m seeing online are crap. Most just a cheap plastic tube that requires heat & a pump. Not like I’m feeding the entire pet shop. LOL. But i will take a closer look. The frozen ones are naked: no wigs, purses, lipstick. Nothing!


bearcountrygg on 08/09/2021:
LOL...Just like the day they were born eh?

Jacky82020 on 08/09/2021:
LOL.

Looking at hatching videos. Some are not so difficult. They used a desk lamp to heat the water in a cut off 2 liter soda bottle. Have to buy sea salt too. Will price the air pump.

If all goes well I can dress them up & train them.

Looks like the ppl on YouTube are breeders & have shops.


bearcountrygg on 08/09/2021:
While you are riding your bike you could multitask and make them some tiny little accessories..>LOL

Jacky82020 on 08/09/2021:
LOL!

That would be fun! And I could train them to dance & dress themselves.


innerpeace on 08/09/2021:
Nice Tank! enjoy the view.

Jacky82020 on 08/09/2021:
Thanks!


horn_of_plenty on 08/09/2021:
haha, yes, there were error messages often this AM with DD. luckily they stopped and i was able to log on after a bit of trying :)

Jacky82020 on 08/09/2021:
Same here! Who’s Tomcat? lol


bearcountrygg on 08/09/2021:
I had trouble getting in here this morning too....but i didn't see that.

Jacky82020 on 08/09/2021:
Weird! I saw it many times. And the past too

Jacky82020 on 08/09/2021:
Weird! I saw it many times. And the past too


Donkey on 08/10/2021:
I get that screen from time to time when the site is having problems. I had problems getting onto DD yesterday, but it seemed to resolve itself by 7am Central Time.

Jacky82020 on 08/10/2021:
Yes, it always goes away after a while & then I can log on.



Jacky82020 - Sunday Aug 08, 2021
(CR & IF & Exercise)
Weight: 113.4

 Maria! 

Progress as of today: 11.6 lbs lost so far, only 4.4 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 08/08/2021:
I'm worried about Maria too....haven't heard from her for a week.

Jacky82020 on 08/08/2021:
Didn’t she say she & her husband had covid? Or was it the flu? Or something else.


bearcountrygg on 08/08/2021:
They both have covid!!! Both were struggling a week ago.

Jacky82020 on 08/08/2021:
Wow! Do you know if they were vaccinated? Many breakthrough cases with the Delta variant. But the unvaccinated getting really sick & dying. Don’t think a single vaccinated person died.

I’m getting the booster as soon as I can. Think it will go first to immunocompromised first, then elderly .


Donkey on 08/08/2021:
Wow, I just realized it HAS been a whole week since she posted! Bear is right, they both have COVID.

Is anyone here on DD friends with her on Facebook? Well, not that that would be any more enlightening.... Grasping at straws.

Jacky82020 on 08/08/2021:
I don’t do Facebook, but HoP does. Probably if she’s not posting here she’s not posting there. assuming she uses it.


bearcountrygg on 08/08/2021:
I'm on facebook and don't really post anymore other than to wish people happy birthday...but I'm not sure if she is on there or not. She is such a sweetheart....and i know from what she wrote prior...that they were miserable but were not going to be sent to the hospital at that time and her last post said they were taking it day by day.......I think about her everyday....and hope that they are just relaxing.....and healing but she had been keeping us updated.....praying that she is okay.

Jacky82020 on 08/08/2021:
Last thing I remember is she gave the chickens away & the doctor didn’t think they should go to the hospital.


Horn_of_plenty on 08/08/2021:
awwww, i hope she's ok too!



Jacky82020 - Friday Aug 06, 2021
(CR & IF & Exercise)
Weight: 113.4

Been  extremely busy with my three new fish tanks and the stock market. The Robinhood IPO has been exciting. I'll comment and post more later. Had awful experience this AM with a large, over one inch, insect sitting on a pan on an open kitchen rack. Never saw anything like it before. Picked it up with a tissue. Thing really clung to the pan!  Plan was to toss it outside. Then it stung me! Intense pain. Dropped it and stepped on it as my little dog was sniffing about. Flushed it down the toilet. unable to ID. Closest thing was a female carpenter bee. Wish I had saved it to make a good ID.

Progress as of today: 11.6 lbs lost so far, only 4.4 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 08/06/2021:
Sorry to hear about your bug bite.....was it red by any chance? Apparently there are huge red bee type things in Michigan right now...a couple of relatives/friends have been talking about them.

Jacky82020 on 08/06/2021:
No, it was a dark brown-blackish. Didn’t look like any bee, wasp, or hornet I ever saw. But it buzzed inside the tissue! Do you know if insects besides bees buzz?

Jacky82020 on 08/06/2021:
I did see a pic of big red one!


happy-1 on 08/06/2021:
Sounds like a hornet.

Jacky82020 on 08/06/2021:
Thanks, I’ll take a look.


happy-1 on 08/06/2021:
Here's a chart... https://www.verywellhealth.com/identifying-insect-bites-and-stings-82828

Jacky82020 on 08/06/2021:
Most of those guys have pointy butts and stripes. This guy was rectangular and a solid dark color.


happy-1 on 08/06/2021:
Or cicada wasps https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/article/cicada-killer-wasps-are-here

Or murder hornets ;) https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/two-new-asian-giant-hornet-sightings-pacific-northwest-180975008/


bearcountrygg on 08/06/2021:
I think bees are striped...hornets and wasps are solid color.......a lot of flying insects do buzz.....how is the sting now?

Jacky82020 on 08/06/2021:
Much better. He didn’t have his poker in me long. I screamed and flung him down. You’re right. Flies and mosquitoes buzz too.

Very strange how it made no effort to fly when I grabbed it and clung so tightly to the pan. Maybe it already had one foot in the toilet. LOL


bearcountrygg on 08/06/2021:
Your description sounds like a beetle but i don't think they sting.

Jacky82020 on 08/06/2021:
I know! This creature buzzed & stung! Maybe it’s an alien.


bearcountrygg on 08/06/2021:
I just went to look at the female carpenter bee you mentioned...and That reminds me of a horse fly...they are huge flies and they do bite.

Jacky82020 on 08/06/2021:
Yep, I’ve been looking at horseflies too. Nothing quite like this monster.


Donkey on 08/07/2021:
BUGS - bleah!!!!!! I hope that your sting is OK. Sometimes those things can swell up the next day or 2. Keep an eye on it.

Jacky82020 on 08/07/2021:
I’ve had mosquito bites swell up big & bad for days. Got bit by a tick for the first time ever a month or so back. Utterly gross! Sure the dogs brought it into my bed, or shall I say our bed? Felt a slight irritation on my side & a movable little lump. Too lazy to investigate, assumed a mosquito got me!

Next AM found a nickel sized very dark black & blue spot. Flat. But changed to elevated central lump & the tell tale red target. gross to think I sat there & let him bite away. Reading it takes hours of attachment to chomp away.

This recent nip by the unknown invader is ok now, he didn’t have sufficient time, I’m thinking.


Horn_of_plenty on 08/07/2021:
sorry you were stung! i am always so nervous to get stung, because i've never been! glad you are ok.

waiting on your bigger update!

Jacky82020 on 08/07/2021:
No need to worry much about stings/bites I suppose. Rare events.

Only one tick bite in my life, a bee sting long ago & that mystery monster the other day. A few more mosquitoes though. Spray the rim of a hat with DEET when I’m in the yard.



Jacky82020 - Tuesday Aug 03, 2021
(CR & IF & Exercise)
Weight: 112.4

 
 

 


 

The betta tank cleaned up nicely.   I am fairly convinced the other betta got trapped in an elaborate ceramic decoration she had in there.   My readings say it happens & to only use rounded river stones if one must decorate.   I am liking the fake plants, which are ok too.   Ordered more for the 40 gallon tank. 

Ordered a beautiful betta online from Texas.  Hoping he doesn't disappoint from the pics.  Guys says colors may fade due to shipping stress, but brighten in a few days.   Also have 5 fancy guppies coming In tomorrow from Staten Island.  

This new fish tank project and my delving into books on Mary & Abraham Lincoln have gone far to alleviate my depression.   Abe had the same diagnosis!   Dysthymia with some epidisodes of clinical depression.   Had a great sense of humor, forever telling funny stories & risqué jokes for his time.   The wife was nuts.   Poor Abe.

 

 


 

Progress as of today: 12.6 lbs lost so far, only 3.4 lbs to go!

Donkey on 08/03/2021:
I'm sorry to hear that you have been struggling with remaining depression (dysthymia). It can be so hard to shake. That's why I really try hard to catch depression early on.

In the past, I've bought fish just from the local store. I never thought about ordering fish. When our last betta died, I put away the tank, with the hope that some day, we'll try again. Maybe just a goldfish... not sure.

Jacky82020 on 08/03/2021:
Dysthymia is chronic low grade or mild depression, a fact of life for me since forever. Don’t do meds or therapy

I have 5 goldfish in the 40 gallon tank. Online ordering increasingly common for everything. The betta cost over 2X the local big box ones, but he’s prettier IMO. Fingers crossed! The seller has 100% positive feedback. Do does the fancy guppy guy in NY


horn_of_plenty on 08/03/2021:
i love beta fish too. they are so pretty and have so many color varieties.

Jacky82020 on 08/03/2021:
Yes! Had a difficult time picking my fave. As you know one can only have 1 in the tank, even a 10 gallon like I have. Even females fight. A male and female will mate & then can fight to the death! Mean little things!


innerpeace on 08/03/2021:
Stunning fish - hope it arrives safely.

Jacky82020 on 08/06/2021:
Me too! Due tomorrow


horn_of_plenty on 08/04/2021:
haha, love the joke. i used to be REALLY, REALLY good at removing all the junk food in my place in one shot! haha

Jacky82020 on 08/04/2021:
LOL.

Let tell you something weird. Occasionally I wish I could binge & purge, but never tried it. Hate puke so much that it would have the added benefit of keeping me from those goodies for a while! I know b&p’ing is very unhealthy, but I only ever meant to do it once in a great while & never could.

Once I got sick from Chinese takeout & couldn’t do Chinese for years.


happy-1 on 08/06/2021:
Use the fish tank water when you water your plants.

Jacky82020 on 08/06/2021:
Thanks, Happy! Terrific idea I hadn’t thought of. I’m reading best care requires draining 25% of water weekly. I have lotsa plants.



Jacky82020 - Sunday Aug 01, 2021
(CR & IF & Exercise)
Weight: 112.0

 

 Noticed the powdered PB tastes sour after a few days.   The directions call for 2 T powder & 1-1.5 T water.   I've been making more.   Clueless as to why it sours in a few days.   The powder itself keeps for ages,

Progress as of today: 13 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 08/01/2021:
I'm not a big fan of the powdered PB...I have some and will use it but usually I add it to something like a smoothie, protein drink of oatmeal......I only mixed it with water once and didn't like it.

Jacky82020 on 08/01/2021:
Real PB tastes better but fake has 1/2 the calories. I like adding cocoa & sugar free syrup to mine.


bearcountrygg on 08/01/2021:
If I have any addictions...it's to peanut butter.....I crave it....and I'm also allergic to it......I'm getting away with it so far with little reaction......PB is my only addiction......oh and coffee...LOL....quit coffee a few years back and the headache steered me right back to it.....LOL...But...if necessary...i could quit both easily....wouldn't be fun...but I could do it....and if I ever have a PB reaction that is life threatening then whoops.....I died happy.

Jacky82020 on 08/01/2021:
I love good coffee & grind beans every morning.

A little dab of PB a day is enough for me.


Donkey on 08/01/2021:
Hmm, that's good to know about the PB powder. Could it possibly be your palate?

I just did a Google search, and results say it's a sign that the powder is starting to turn bad. The fats are turning rancid. Do you keep it refrigerated? It says that's not necessary but can help prolong the shelf life.

Jacky82020 on 08/01/2021:
Thanks, I’ll take a second look. Was not refrigerating the made up PB or the jar of powder.


Donkey on 08/01/2021:
I use Smucker's Natural Peanut Butter, and measure out a little bit every day. Gotta have my peanut butter.

Jacky82020 on 08/01/2021:
Sounds good! I use the Walmart generic PB. They all taste the same to me.


Horn_of_plenty on 08/01/2021:
at least it's easy to make so you can make it and just know it won't last long....

also, that cartoon is hilarious! :) def my approach at present! haha

Jacky82020 on 08/01/2021:
Will follow instructions for once in my life & only make 2 T


happy-1 on 08/06/2021:
Mmmm... Powdered peanut butter. Especially mixed in with yogurt and cream cheese to make no bake cheesecake... especially with a chocolate crust.



Jacky82020 - Thursday Jul 08, 2021
(CR & IF & Exercise)
Weight: 112.2

 

Calories so far:

Fiber One (big serving)  150

Quaker crisps, 2 bags.    180

Coffee with protein drink  ~50

Quaker crisps, 2 bags,   180

Sausage & bun                  360

2 English muffns & toppings 350

M&arms                                 220

total:   ~1500

27,800 Fitbit "steps" on bike.   Burned at least half what I ate, hopefully.   wanted to hit 30K but my calves are getting sore.

Weight popping up more than I think it should, given how many Xtra calories ones needs to gain a single pound.   Will pay more attention to counting calories.   am changing diet.   no more M&Ms and chocolate cakes allowed in this house for a while.   no fast food.  

Much cooler here today.   Yay!  

Progress as of today: 21.8 lbs lost so far, only 4.2 lbs to go!

Donkey on 07/08/2021:
What??? That doesn't seem right to me. Could the Fiber One be causing water retention?

Jacky82020 on 07/08/2021:
No, the only resumed Fiber One yesterday & I did it for years previously. Probably I need to take a big Trump, I mean Dump. And probably some weird other water retention. Going to be more mindful of my sodium intake. The Buffalo tuna is high. Hoping Amazon has a better one that qualifies for the 15% discount.


horn_of_plenty on 07/08/2021:
if weight goes up fast, it just seems it would be from water too. like is it that time of month or do you somehow not get that?


horn_of_plenty on 07/08/2021:
or as an opposite, maybe your lower days were extra low and this is really where you are at now..

Jacky82020 on 07/08/2021:
Hard to say! It does fluctuate. Gonna make this a low cal weekend. Nothing chocolate in this house for a while, except the cocoa I’m adding to yogurt.


horn_of_plenty on 07/09/2021:
cocoa is so nice and light! i love to add it to yogurt in the past also i did, i'd also add a sweetener. it was tasty that way, not many calories more. great addition, cocoa.

Jacky82020 on 07/09/2021:
No sweetener. Like adding coffee granules & cocoa to reduce sweetness, either yogurt is naturally sweet or has additives. Buy the large size, generic Walmart.


horn_of_plenty on 07/09/2021:
any amount of fiber in a palm sized serving of food - any amount 4g or higher, is considered pretty darn good. so the muffin, way like two palms, being only 2g makes very little sense as bran has a lot of fiber in it. so something's off. i believe fiber one is bran; and as you see it has a ton of fiber.



Jacky82020 - Saturday Jul 03, 2021
(CR & IF & Exercise)
Weight: 109.4

 


 

These are my fake Popeye/Ch'Kng Sandwiches.   Air fried, of course.   thought both places used Hawaiian Sweet rolls. But Popeye has brioche and BK uses potatoe rolls.  these are brioche and they taste just like Hawaiian to me.  Air fried the buns for 2 minutes.

 

 Woke up at three and can't fall back to sleep.   Waiting for Matt to get up so I can hop on my bike with a cup of coffee and read the newspapers.  Excercised a lot yesterday because I couldn't resist the spicy Ch'King sandwich.   A good 800 calories. 

Progress as of today: 24.6 lbs lost so far, only 1.4 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 07/03/2021:
I think I will get on the bike today too.....raining here so no outside.

Jacky82020 on 07/03/2021:
Over an inch of rain here yesterday. And much cooler. Down to 60.


bearcountrygg on 07/03/2021:
It sure doesn't seem like July....

Jacky82020 on 07/03/2021:
I know! But it did last week! Turned on AC for 2 nights because my French Bulldog kept panting.


Horn_of_plenty on 07/03/2021:
Happy Saturday! it's a lovely weekend here, not hot at all by summer standards! so i'm enjoying the A/C off and studying on the couch! :) have a nice day with your coffee.

i decided to add a brown banana into my cup of cold coffee! blended them together - the banana was also nice and cool as i had it in the fridge. was fun. not filling, but tasty.

Jacky82020 on 07/03/2021:
Interesting, the coffee & banana. I really like frozen slices because the syrup coats each slice. Bet coffee syrup would work, but never had any, since I use it to flavor coffee


Donkey on 07/03/2021:
I can't believe it's July already - what the heck happened to June???

It's gonna get hot over here this weekend - right now it's nice - so I'm anticipating having to turn on the AC and shut up the house, sometime later today :-(

Looks like you got to enjoy your treat without too much damage to the scale - I know you worked really hard to keep it that way. This diet stuff ain't easy...

Jacky82020 on 07/03/2021:
Yep, it sure ain’t easy. I actually weighed the last banana then forgot to do a calorie check. 123 gms.

They say I have dysthymia, low grade chronic depression that has descended to clinical depression a few times. I shun psychotropic meds, other than the small dose Xanax I use as a sleep aid. Considering losing it because I’m still pissed off about the urine test. This woman at Quest lab had me remove my mask & she shined a flashlight in my mouth. LOL. If I wanted to conceal whiz, I’d put it where they’d need a gyno or proctologist to find it. This low dose pill, which I cut in half, is only of marginal use.


bearcountrygg on 07/03/2021:
Your sandwiches look really good...did you make those from raw thighs? Were they a prepared chicken from the freezer? How long did you cook them in the air fryer......??

Jacky82020 on 07/03/2021:
They are frozen boneless chicken breasts. Raw. I did buy some frozen skinless thighs for later. Think I got the calories down to 350. The fast food ones are 700. The Mayo based sauce on the store ones makes it better. I don’t keep Mayo in the house. Looked at a few recipes and it was one egg, a few other things and a full cup of oil. Plan is to investigate low cal Mayo.

Cooked 20 min at 400. Four of them.

Jacky82020 on 07/03/2021:
I dipped them in a beaten egg and coated with panko crumbs, garlic & onion powder and paprika. And sprayed with oil.


Donkey on 07/03/2021:
O.M.G. - Air fried buns - never would have thought about it. Game changer!!!

Jacky82020 on 07/03/2021:
Love it. Easier than using a toaster or my electric frying pan.


bearcountrygg on 07/03/2021:
They do look good...I will try that...i don;t have panko...but I do have some italian crumbs...that should work...the buns are looking delish!!

Jacky82020 on 07/03/2021:
Other breadcrumbs should work. I thought panko was a brand at first, then I saw Walmart has a generic. I bought the generic and a name brand, tasted the same.

Yeah, the AF is a quick easy way to toast the buns, I used it last week for some Hawaiian sweet bread hot dog buns. Last time I used the electric frying pan to brown buns, I forgot them and they burned. Ate them anyway, but too dark


Horn_of_plenty on 07/04/2021:
AWESOME, spectacular job on those sandwiches! they look even better than takeout, in my opinion! homemade is almost always best !!!!

nice job!!!

i also think air frying the buns is quite tasty!!!!! :)

Jacky82020 on 07/04/2021:
Thanks, I’d still like to figure out a mayonnaise like dressing that isn’t all oil.


Horn_of_plenty on 07/04/2021:
i would totally eat those! tasty tasty tasty!

Jacky82020 on 07/04/2021:
They were! Thanks. Usually don’t eat breakfast but got hungry early because I woke up at 4. Heated the last 1/2 sandwich in the microwave. Yummy!


Horn_of_plenty on 07/05/2021:
avocado on top instead of mayo? or buffalo sauce or bbq would be less calories than mayo prob

Jacky82020 on 07/05/2021:
Hell no! Want something low in fat. But I do love avocados. Looked at some fat free zero cal Mayo substitutes online. They had ghastly reviews! Ppl said too sweet and runny. I’m after the Mayo based sauce Popeye and BK uses, but with far less fat,



Jacky82020 - Thursday Jul 01, 2021
(CR & IF & Exercise)
Weight: 109.2

 Pretty much salt & calorie free.   I put a heaping teaspoon of the bullion in a big mug of hot water & add hot sauce & malt vinegar.

 

yay!   a new bar on the graph! 
lots of rain, thunder & lightening here,  but much cooler.

Progress as of today: 24.8 lbs lost so far, only 1.2 lbs to go!

horn_of_plenty on 07/01/2021:
nice job on 6 months of maintenance.

Jacky82020 on 07/01/2021:
Thank! You too!


horn_of_plenty on 07/01/2021:
i should have said 8 months maintenance of around the same weight for you :)

Jacky82020 on 07/01/2021:
Hard to remember. All I know is I joined DD 82020. Often choose date for user name to make it unique


Donkey on 07/01/2021:
I can't help but think you must be very pleased with your graph as it looks now. It shows that you have worked to get those numbers closer to goal -- WAY TO GO!

Jacky82020 on 07/01/2021:
Thanks, Donkey! It’s an ongoing effort. Shocked to recently read 74% of American adults are overweight and 35% of kids. Numbers keep getting worse. So unhealthy. Feel sorry for the kids, shame on those ignorant parents!


horn_of_plenty on 07/01/2021:
your drink looks like a good colon cleanser too! it'd make me poop. if it had salt, i'd prob poop more.. sometimes i poop after a salty soup. maybe it's just because it's hot liquid and prob not the salt that's making me poop i realize.

Jacky82020 on 07/01/2021:
I wish! No laxative effect. But hydrates, helps control appetite & tastes good


horn_of_plenty on 07/01/2021:
really 74% of americans. wow. didn't realize it was that high already. scary. even i am not considered really thin by BMI standards!

Jacky82020 on 07/01/2021:
I’m in the normal range. Isn’t < 18 underweight? Think 18-25 is normal, >25-30 is overweight & >30 is obese. Inaccurate for some muscular ppl, but good indicator for most. Not sure if they breakdown the normal range.


Donkey on 07/02/2021:
I had my bullion mug yesterday with only 2 cubes, and so it wasn't as salty (and so not as yummy) but yummy enough, still. I will have to check with husband to see if he has malt vinegar in his stash. I prefer lemon or lime in my chicken broth -- it's a childhood memory -- so I've been adding that to my mugs.

But the hot sauce would be much better than pepper flakes (for more even distribution of hotness). And I completely agree with getting the sodium free option. I just have to get some.

Jacky82020 on 07/02/2021:
Never tried lemon juice, but have a bottle in fridge so will try. Sounds good to me.



Jacky82020 - Wednesday Jun 30, 2021
(CR & IF & Exercise)
Weight: 109.2

 

This is the fat cat relaxing with the husband.  

Weight stable today after 2 pds down & 2 pds up.   I need to move the bariatric scale in the Cat Room.   Keep bumping into it when I turn on the air purifier & it says "hello" in a really creepy voice, followed by "I'm ready."   

Progress as of today: 24.8 lbs lost so far, only 1.2 lbs to go!

Donkey on 06/30/2021:
There's the basis for a horror film screenplay in that statement.

Jacky82020 on 06/30/2021:
Now that you mentioned it, I did see a Chucky -like toy hiding in the corner! Lol


Donkey on 06/30/2021:
In all seriousness, good to see a stabilization in the numbers for now. I predict you'll be due for another drop in a bit.

Jacky82020 on 06/30/2021:
Thanks for the vote of confidence. I’m thinking of giving up my beloved tiny bags of M&Ms. been doing 5 bags on average. 350 Cals total. All fat and sugar and goodness.


horn_of_plenty on 06/30/2021:
is the bariatric scale very heavy or just made of good material ? get hubby's assistance if you need, LOL!?

what a creepy scale ;)

Jacky82020 on 06/30/2021:
So, I went back three screens and see DD in the usual format now. answer in another post re scale.


Horn_of_plenty on 06/30/2021:
you have a good looking hubs! is that really your hubby and fat cat!? huge cat compared to my GPs!

Jacky82020 on 06/30/2021:
Naw, I’m lying. LOL


Horn_of_plenty on 06/30/2021:
well that makes sense about tthe talking scale. i never put 2&2 together!

Jacky82020 on 06/30/2021:
That scale needs a muting operation

I should just get a new one and let Matt take that back to the garage



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