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Jacky82020 - Monday May 31, 2021
(CR & IF & Exercise)
Weight: 113.8

Just a final May weight.

 Creeping up!   Need to focus more.   

Progress as of today: 20.2 lbs lost so far, only 3.8 lbs to go!

Horn_of_plenty on 05/31/2021:
it's very challenging to maintain weight because it takes your mind and body awhile to get used to what you need to consume in order to maintain your weight, yes.

hope you are doing well this holiday weekend...time for me to quickly rinse off and go for a nice stroll....haven't gone walking since Friday during commuting!

Donkey on 05/31/2021:
I know this entry is just a place marker for now, but I agree with Horn.

Horn_of_plenty on 05/31/2021:
haha, i am so dumb i didn't think it was a placeholder! donkey, you are on fire today!

Jacky82020 - Wednesday May 05, 2021
(CR & IF & Exercise)
Weight: 113.6



Same old same old re diet and exercise.

Struggling with the taxes.   been doing ~4 hours a day.   Should be done in a few more.   All the trading and switching around brokerage firms greatly complicated things this year.  Boring!   Looks like I underpaid ~10% and it's over 10 I'll have a penalty.   The husband can easily change his withholding online so will do so very soon.

Progress as of today: 20.4 lbs lost so far, only 5.6 lbs to go!

Donkey on 05/05/2021:
Husband did our taxes this week. We owe again, but not as much. That's fine with me.

LOL - thanks for the photo laugh :-D

Jacky82020 on 05/05/2021:
Hate doing the taxes! But at least the state and local are easy once the Feds are done. Here, the state wants 3% and they grab it. Local wants 1% and they too make a grab. Never had local taxes in California, but the state taxes were much higher. However, the real estate tax system in California was great. Taxed at the value you paid for the house, never goes up.

So I know many people sitting in multimillion dollar houses (real estate sky rocketed in parts of California, such as San Francisco) who pay far less than me at this house worth a fraction of their market values. Sucks!

horn_of_plenty on 05/05/2021:
i have been petting all sorts of cute dogs before/after work in the city near where i work. and yes, owners need to do BETTER and scoop up their poops!

Jacky82020 on 05/05/2021:
Some sure do!

innerpeace on 05/05/2021:
Photos...awesome! Taxes just plain suck!

Jacky82020 on 05/05/2021:
Yep, I only steal the very best. LOL

Taxes plain suck!

horn_of_plenty on 05/05/2021:
You should see the variety of dogs in Manhattan! It’s got everything !

Jacky82020 on 05/05/2021:
I bet! I saw a doc film saying Central Park has hundreds of bird species


horn_of_plenty on 05/06/2021:
Yes Central Park is huge and beautiful!!!

Jacky82020 on 05/06/2021:
I’ve been there! Loved it.

Been lots of places: Boston, LA, SF, Chicago, tiny West Virginia and Iowa towns and London and Paris and Spain. And more!

horn_of_plenty on 05/11/2021:
Have you finalized your taxes?

Jacky82020 - Friday Apr 30, 2021
(CR & IF & Exercise)
Weight: 112.2


They aologized and said feel free to donate them. That's a big Hell No!

Told them the customer  service is every bit as excellent as my friend in Michigan said.

At least I think you live there, Bear. 


Pissed off at Box.com!   They list calories as 90-100 in the online ad, but it says 120 on the actual bag for the BBQ flavor which has 10 gms protein.   The Pure Protein ones that have 18 gms protien have 120 or 130 Cals, so I thought the protien content per oz was more equivalent on the Flex product. 

they do taste great though.   better than the puffs.

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

Donkey on 04/30/2021:
That's too bad about the "misrepresentation" but this still seems like it would be an effective tool, so I would encourage you not to be too upset, especially if these taste pretty good :-)

These look like a really good idea - I would not have thought to consider a salty snack.

Jacky82020 on 04/30/2021:
Not too upset, but pissed enough to write to them

They do taste really good and better for me than the Quaker Rice chips, but still......

bearcountrygg on 04/30/2021:
I went to the site and see that they show the front of the current bags....that show 120 cals....but are apparently still showing the backs of bags that are no longer in use...I'm glad that you contacted them...I have always found them to be very attentive when there is a problem.

Jacky82020 on 04/30/2021:
I always go by the nutritional info on the back. Very strange that what they show is different. Never had that happen before. Wonder if they used to make a smaller bag. This one ounce is small enough.

I see they are offering 10% off on a $99 offer. Don’t need anything now, but will see if I can get 15% off these protein crisps next time.

Jacky82020 on 04/30/2021:
Ok, I emailed and they said they will get back to me. Sent the 2 pics above, one from their site & one from my strove top. LOL Used Donkeys word “misrepresentation” sans the quotation marks. LOL Thanks, Donkey! Good word! Will hit you up if I need more lawyer talk.

bearcountrygg on 04/30/2021:
I suspected they might refund you......And yes...I'm in Michigan. Funny...one time a Boxed box arrived but I wasn't expecting one........and it was full of a lot of things...as I recall it had toilet paper, waste basket liners, rubber gloves, corn starch...a case of oatmeal packs.....plus some other things.....and oddly...the address on the box was for New York...it made no sense that it came to us.....so I called them...they also told me to feel free to keep and use the things and they thanked me for letting them know so that they could make up another box for the rightful owner....I donated most of it to the homeless shelter in our town....kept the TP and cornstarch...LOL......but they have always been very gracious when there are problems....so I like to give them my business.

Jacky82020 on 04/30/2021:
They said to thank my friend in Michigan for recommending them.

Thanks, Bear!

bearcountrygg on 04/30/2021:
You are very welcome! I like to promote hard working businesses......They really do care about their customer satisfaction!

Jacky82020 on 04/30/2021:
Yes, they really did and it was disappointing to see the little bags had 30% more calories than the nutritional info said. I would and will eat one a day. Expected them to give me some credit, like $10 or so on the next order. But I got 40 bags free!

Donkey on 05/01/2021:
Wow, I'm impressed by the customer service!

Jacky82020 on 05/01/2021:
Me too! Totally unexpected. Making me have second thoughts about hustling them for next time for another new customer discount.

Donkey on 05/01/2021:
PS Your story reminded me of something that happened to my male co-worker earlier this year. He bought a cool, hooded cardigan sweater from Amazon, and what they sent him was something completely different - well, yes, it did button down, but everything else NOT what he ordered. It was quite ugly.

Just this week he wore the accurate replacement (that he had to purchase).

Jacky82020 on 05/01/2021:
Wow. Amazon has always been good at refunding And/or sending free return shipping labels.

A few times they said keep the item and still refunded me. Think they have a $10 cut off on that.

Jacky82020 - Tuesday Apr 27, 2021
(CR & IF & Exercise)
Weight: 110.8

Haha,  this Box Company is hilarious.   They sent an email from the CEO and then 2 more emails saying the  CEO sent an email.   And they will have a special letter in the Box.   I should reply & say the only special letter would be a 25% off coupon. 

this is funny.   Box.com sent a selfie of my order.   they also lied and said it has been shipped, the same way everyone else does.   what they do is create a mailing label for UPS etc and that initiates the order shipped notification.   at least it means the process is underway.   not sure where it's coming from.   Should arrive in a few days I'm guessing.   really excited about the hi protein puffs. Thanks, BEAR!

Progress as of today: 23.2 lbs lost so far, only 2.8 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 04/27/2021:
That is really fast...they are giving you the royal treatment because you are a new customer......My order from a few days ago is finally also "on it's way" this morning. Some of my orders also take a selfie...funny...i enjoy that....almost 100% of the stuff comes out of New Jersey...so you should get yours quicker than I get mine. It seems to me there was 1 order once that came out of Texas....but just 1.

Jacky82020 on 04/27/2021:
They are sending it in 2 orders. Yep, NJ isn’t all that far away. When the time comes, I will attempt to get another 15% off by creating a new account with one of my fake gmails. Takes like 2 minutes to create a new gmail and I made another yesterday as part of a practical joke on a friend.

I will be checking their prices. All I know now is the rice crisps and cakes were 7% higher than Walmart, plus I get an additional 5% off with my capital one credit card. Fortunately the big Walmart is about 2 miles away.

bearcountrygg on 04/27/2021:
I have always had a good response from Boxed.....I have had things arrive dented and leaking so I'm much more careful how and what I order....but they have always been great about giving a refund....( They may ask for pictures but respond quickly)

Jacky82020 on 04/27/2021:
Good to know. Thanks.

bearcountrygg on 04/27/2021:
Another thing that I really like about Boxed is when you find something you want and you click on it...there is an area there that tells you the expiration date......and they have always been accurate.....a big plus for me.

Jacky82020 on 04/27/2021:
Oh, good. Never thought of looking for that.

bearcountrygg on 04/27/2021:
Looks like yours will be in 2 boxes but they will arrive together.

Jacky82020 on 04/27/2021:
Goody! They had a mesquite BBQ flavor of the Quaker Crisps that I haven’t seen before that look good.

bearcountrygg on 04/27/2021:
I had 2 accounts for a long time.....and actually happened because i had just placed a first order and then forgot what email I used and just went ahead and picked an email ( i had 2)...and never gave it any thought....and used both for a long time.....then when i had a bottle or something leak and they needed the info from me i told them I actually had to different accounts with them and they said I couldn't do that...and they closed 1....I have been ordering from them since they first started selling out of a garage....LOL......I think they are getting a bit more savvy the longer they are in business...so it may not work now because of your delivery address.....

Jacky82020 on 04/27/2021:
I wondered the same thing. I would be using the same PayPal and mailing address so they may catch me. Worth a try!

All these places, including the banks that I use to play the Free Bonus Money Games, are wising up,

Donkey on 04/27/2021:
I'm very excited to hear about the protein puffs! I'm not sure I was aware of anything like that. It's a great idea!

So cute that your boxed shipment has a selfie :-)

Jacky82020 on 04/27/2021:
Lol, that was cute.

Never heard of hi protein puffs until I saw the Pure Protein brand at Walmart for $2 for the one oz bag which began a quest that ended at Box.com for a better price.

Maria7 on 04/27/2021:
That is nice that they did that. Hoping you are having a good day.

Jacky82020 on 04/27/2021:
Wonderful! On my bike reading, tweeting, watching stocks etc

And starving,!

horn_of_plenty on 04/27/2021:
they lie about it!? that's wrong....! :) hope you get everything that you ordered.

Jacky82020 on 04/27/2021:
Trying to say it often doesn’t mean your order has actually been shipped when they say so. Companies make shipping labels before the item is shipped. So you get shipping alerts. I’ve seen this happen many times. Usually it’s shipped the next day or soon, but not always. Some delays sometimes. Depends.

Maria7 on 04/28/2021:
Hope you are having a good day.

Jacky82020 on 04/28/2021:
Thanks! Same to you!

horn_of_plenty on 04/29/2021:
i see what you mean...i've printed labels prior to actual shipping, oh yes.

Jacky82020 - Monday Apr 26, 2021
(CR & IF & Exercise)
Weight: 110.8


This is my latest find. Outrageously priced. Made by Pure Protien, company that made the protein bars I used to buy at Costco when I worked outside the house.

18 grams of protein in a 130 serving.   Texture like Cheetos. Saw them at Walmart for $2 and only got one, thinking I could get a better price.  But No!   over $2.50 at Walmart.com and even more on Amazon and eBay. They have 10 oz jars for $25-45!   Mind you, the little bags are just over an ounce. Will get more next time in the store.

 Becoming increasingly difficult to maintain the CR & IF.  But we say here: Don't give up the ship!

Progress as of today: 23.2 lbs lost so far, only 2.8 lbs to go!

horn_of_plenty on 04/26/2021:
old bag will not appreciate me bc i do not directly do anything to personally help her. however, she will retire one day (maybe a year, 2, or 3 at tops i think).

i do not love those pure protein bars...or that brand....the flavor seems good tho.

is the taste like cheetos too?

i need more of a review from you about the taste!

lately i try not to buy as many "protein items," going more with just reglar carb-y bars and chips and the like. i used to eat them so much, my taste buds don't like them anymore.

Jacky82020 on 04/26/2021:
Tell the Old Bag to take a long walk off a short pier. Lol

I’ve been overdoing it on the 50 calorie white cheddar rice cakes. Top them with whipped cream cheese and sugar free jam or hot Thai tuna.

The protein puffs were good, but sure I’d prefer a flavor besides Brick Pizza, the only one Walmart had in the store. All kinds of flavors available from Pure Protein and their competitors. Shocked at up to $45 for a ten ounce jar of some. But some are $25 & just thinking that’s the same as the $2 for 1 ounce bag at Walmart (on the $25 end).

Yes! Taste like Cheetos in terms of texture & crunchiness etc . Very filling. Thinking of buying the 10 oz jar for $25 in a preferred flavor from Amazon.

But! Something tells me Walmart maybe be closing this item out. They had a huge end cap display.

At the time, Pure Protein bars had the highest protein count with the lowest calories. Other ones tasted better, but more carbs. This was going onto 15 years ago. Probably better bars out now.

horn_of_plenty on 04/26/2021:
great idea with the whipped cream cheese and toppings on the rice cakes. i used to do a TON with rice cakes...they are a great option to bread!

Jacky82020 on 04/26/2021:
Really like both the Quaker big ones & their crisps

bearcountrygg on 04/26/2021:
Wow...those are pricey....Have you ever tried pirates booty? That was so popular back a few years ago.....again like cheetos but lighter. I think I used to get them at Whole Foods back when we lived in society! For a coiple of years D wanted the Pure Protein bars and would eat all but 1 type which always kept getting saved for me......I quit buying them this year because i didn't want to have to eat those unfavored ones myself...LOL

Jacky82020 on 04/26/2021:
Never heard of Pirates Booty. With a name like that I’ll have to check. LOL

I got the PB or chocolate Pure Protein bars. They were a bit on the dense dry side, but satisfying if one gets famished enough.

bearcountrygg on 04/26/2021:
I was getting him the mixed boxes from BOXED.COM...so I didn't get to pick and choose......

Jacky82020 on 04/26/2021:
I should check them for these protein puffs!

coffee&calories on 04/26/2021:
You guys get the coolest stuff in the States...we do not have such selection in our stores. Pure Protein bars is easy to get though, and while I don't love them, they are well priced averaging about $1.25 per bar on sale (compared to Quest at like $3-4 per bar!). I did really like the peanut caramel one which sorta tasted like snickers and the peanut butter chocolate one which tastes a bit like Reeses :)

Jacky82020 on 04/26/2021:
Can’t you get everything in the universe on Amazon up there?

coffee&calories on 04/26/2021:
I just looked up Pirates Booty on Amazon. Almost $40 for an 18oz bag. Good Lord!!! I would never pay that for a snack food- I’ll just stick to my crispy minis for like $1 LOL

Jacky82020 on 04/27/2021:
Nothing special about them. I’m after a high protein puff and Bear steered me in the right direction to Box.com, a dollar a bag.

coffee&calories on 04/27/2021:
Just looked up boxed.com - not available in Canada, as usual lol

Jacky82020 on 04/27/2021:

Jacky82020 - Thursday Apr 22, 2021
(CR & IF & Exercise)
Weight: 111.2

 Plan B on catching the cat:  bought large trash can with attached lid.   Put cushion on bottom. Will drop her in and slam lid & roll it into the cat room.  

At least she hasn't run off.   I heated up a big bowl of tuna and she's outside eating it now,

So near yet so far!   Decided to grab the cat and put her in a parrot transport cage.     Easily picked her up, but she quickly ran out the door before I could close it.   Heartbroken.   canceled vet appointment, but asked if I could pick up ear drops and possibly better antibiotics than what I'm using.  The tech is to call the vet and get back to me.

Thinking of something to put her in that she can't so quickly get out of.  Considering a trash can & exploring lids.   need an attached one, she'd be too quick if I tried to put on the standard lid. 




Very disappointed!   Caught another cat in the trap yesterday evening,  not my Little Flash.   It was a pretty calico;  we quickly saw the trap sprung & released her.

I have until ~8 today to catch her & then I'll have to cancel the vet appointment for the spaying. I am more concerned over infections near and likely in the ear.  Have been treating as best as I can with  topical & powdered antibiotics, but not particularly effective.   She needs a long acting injection.

Progress as of today: 22.8 lbs lost so far, only 3.2 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 04/22/2021:
We also have numerous cats roaming around here......We had to stop feeding the birds because we were making it too easy for the cats to kill and eat them.....and that made us sad. Now our bird feeders stand empty and the cats foot prints show up regularly as they make their daily rounds here......but they look healthy so I suspect someone is likely feeding them.....and possibly owns them. Sampson sits in the window everyday waiting for them to show up....they look at each other and have created a friendship.....I have tried to get some of them to come closer to the house but they run the other way....they apparently aren't looking for a home.

Jacky82020 on 04/22/2021:
I have never had a problem with cats killing birds. And I not only have several feeders, but keep a bowl of seed on the lawn for ground feeding birds. I do have a problem with the squirrels and chipmunks pigging down too much, but oh well. I buy a 40 pd sack of wild bird seed almost every week at the Walmart pickup.

bearcountrygg on 04/22/2021:
Actually we feel just the opposite...we don't mind feeding the squirrels....and the cats...( we fed cats many years ago but no longer do that)they were covered with ticks, lice and fleas).....when I got a tick bite 3 or 4 years ago that still itches to this day.....( I will put a pic of the tick and my bite above if I still have them on the computer)...we really don't like to see any of them killing each other because we were luring them here.

Jacky82020 on 04/22/2021:
No, we feel the same, pretty much. Never meant to say I mind feeding the squirrels. I buy scratch grain & bird seed for them . Just wish they wouldn’t dominate the feeders so much . They have completely taken over a new pricey platform feeder. Have to say they look awfully cute up there.

Trying to copy and insert a link from today’s Washington Post for you. Not luck yet.

Jacky82020 on 04/22/2021:
Hah! think I did it ! See top of my feed.

Jacky82020 on 04/22/2021:
Hah! think I did it ! See top of my feed.

bearcountrygg on 04/22/2021:
I read your link and agree with it completely....it is kind of fun making something out of odds and ends.......doing that has made for some really creative and tasty dishes in the past.

Jacky82020 on 04/22/2021:
Funny how we were just discussing it and I opened my digital newspaper as usual & there it was!

bearcountrygg on 04/22/2021:
Jacky...I owe you an apology,...I thought you meant that you didn't mind cats eating the birds...Now rereading it I think you meant they weren't eating the birds.....I think I read it wrong......and you meant that the cats there don't do that.

Jacky82020 on 04/22/2021:
Yes, that’s what I meant but maybe I didn’t say it so good. Never had a problem with cats eating birds. Of course, inside the house, the cats have their own room and so do the birds. The dogs have free run of the house, excluding the Cat and Bird Rooms. They also have a big fenced in yard.

bearcountrygg on 04/22/2021:
That is funny that the article showed up at just that time...LOL

Jacky82020 on 04/22/2021:
I know! Hilarious!

bearcountrygg on 04/22/2021:
She sounds so scared.......maybe a dog/cat carrier?

Jacky82020 on 04/22/2021:
I do have both dog and cat carriers, but problem would be her getting out before I could secure the openings. I think she needs to be dropped into something deeper that she can’t so easily escape. I am at my wits end here!

Not getting much good advice online. Most having better luck than me with the live traps. Much horrible stuff like ppl rounding up dozens and killing them, so I can’t look online anymore.

horn_of_plenty on 04/22/2021:
yum yum, glad the new kitty is eating well!

I would look at the tips for the frdige/freezer tomorrow!

Jacky82020 on 04/22/2021:
All my pets feast like royalty!

Did you find the missing file? I constantly misplace stuff.

horn_of_plenty on 04/22/2021:
Thank gosh i found that hard copy file....i seriously thought that the old bag took it...thankfully, NOT, and i had just misplaced it.

Jacky82020 on 04/22/2021:
You have to keep an eye on that Old Bag! But likely she’s harmless and will come to appreciate you more and more

Maria7 on 04/22/2021:
Is Flash the pretty grey cat in the recent photo?

Jacky82020 on 04/22/2021:
No, Flash is black with white flashing on her chest, not a lot. That’s a cat that visits once in a while. Probably belongs to a neighbor. she’s a Marbled Tabby. Those tabbies can get fancier than I ever knew.

Maria7 on 04/23/2021:
Hope you are having a good day.

Donkey on 04/24/2021:
I say keep trying with your Little Flash. It's a worth endeavor, and your patience WILL pay off. The reward will be sweet. (<<ha ha, almost typed "sweat", LOL. Well, with the "sweat" will come the "sweet".)

horn_of_plenty on 04/25/2021:
Yes , Steve is def one of InnerP’s dogs! I am not sure if Rocco is the other but you are prob right ;) cuteness

So did you catch the cat

Jacky82020 - Thursday Apr 01, 2021
(CR & IF & Exercise)
Weight: 112.2

Doing 30K combo steps/bike peddles.   Trying to pick up pace, all too easy to become distracted and slowdown on the bikes.

It's April & I get another bar.   Soon, no regrets over deleting all August & September entries.

Shocked to see snow this morning!   Was 74 Tuesday. 

Progress as of today: 21.8 lbs lost so far, only 7.2 lbs to go!

Donkey on 04/01/2021:
Oh my word! Beautiful photo but geez, it's April already!!! Is this an April Fool's joke?

Rather than deleting ALL entries from a past month, are you leaving 1 post up so that you will have a bar (on the graph) for that month? I guess not?

Jacky82020 on 04/01/2021:
No joke! We’ve had White Easters, including ones that came later than 4/4.

It only takes one entry to leave the bar up, however that entry can be a distortion of the monthly average since it’s a single data point. Doesn’t much matter to me. Just been too lazy/busy to delete more.

Maria7 on 04/01/2021:
Wow! Snow! Looks pretty! Hope you have been having a good day.

Jacky82020 on 04/01/2021:
It is! And quite a lovely surprise! We’ve had white Easters and white Halloweens here

Maria7 on 04/02/2021:
Hope you are having a blessed day and enjoying your pretty snow up there. It is a cold day here, was 32F degrees this morning! Take care.

horn_of_plenty on 04/02/2021:
that photo is frame-worthy! i love it!

photo reminds me of Bear's photos of her country road she sometimes posts photos of!

we were possibly going to get snow, but sooooo glad we did not!

Jacky82020 on 04/02/2021:
Still cold here. No more snow, but too cold for yesterday’s to melt.

InnerPeace often posts lovely pics too. Wish she’d post more of her dogs! Absolutely adorable!!! Think she calls them Rocco & Steve.

Also Annie! Spectacular views of the loch by her house. Miss her.

legcramps on 04/06/2021:
I love that photo, even though i'm over the snow!

Jacky82020 - Monday Mar 15, 2021
(CR & IF & Exercise)
Weight: 112.0


Asked the husband if he enjoyed working out and he said: HELL NO!   lol.   Feel the same way. And even more so about CR and IF.   Sucks!   But we want to be fit & healthy & there's a price to pay.  

The EBay seller opened a case against me re the USB heatable insoles.   He provided a prepaid address label which I couldn't print because my HP Printer croaked.   Replaced it with a nice Brother printer.  The seller gave me until 3/7 to them & told me to take it to the PO & they will print the label for me.   Never heard of that & didn't want to go here.   Way cross town & long line.   So was going to return ASAP, but received the case notice from eBay.   They automatically decided in the seller's favor.   All I could do was post a nasty review:  SELLER SELLS GARBAGE!  IN THE TRASH WHERE THEY BELONG!!!  

Progress as of today: 22 lbs lost so far, only 1.5 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 03/15/2021:
I do not enjoy exercise either!!! If I don't make it a point to do it...I just won't. That's a bummer about the heated insoles.......I used to sell a lot on ebay.....it usually went well...there were a few glitches...the main one was when a person from Europe hijacked my account, listed a bunch of TV's on it and sent out 2 small tests on my Paypal account...luckily Ebay was right on it and notified me quickly....I was waiting at the bank when they opened that day and shut down my credit card and checking account.....they only got about $12...so I was lucky...but I admit..it scared me. No more Paypal for me now....and I haven't actually bought anything there or sold in years......I used to basically keep busy all day with it 4 or 5 days a week.....fun while it lasted......I used to go to the post office with a cart full of packages several times a week......I can imagine it is even easier to do these days....now...I didn't have a cell phone then....BUT.....if they didn't work it was true they belonged in the trash.....

Jacky82020 on 03/15/2021:
Wow! That must have been super scary! Great eBay caught it.

I still do PayPal. Easy to get reimbursed if something happens. Amazon is good too. I could possibly open a PayPal case re the bad insoles. But not worth the $10.

legcramps on 03/15/2021:
I enjoy activity, but maybe that's because most of it is done outside and not stuck in a gym on boring machines all the time. I guess that's the difference between exercise and activity, so yeah, maybe I don't enjoy exercise either LOL.

Jacky82020 on 03/15/2021:
I’ll have to ask if he enjoyed running more outside when we lived in California. Been inside on the treadmill & elliptical since than. We did like playing tennis & racquetball. But that kinda sucked for me as he always was so much better and had to play down to me. Sure he preferred it with others, especially beating much younger guys who thought they were all that. LOL

Maria7 on 03/15/2021:
Hubby and I do good to take a walk in the neighborhood. That is our workout. Smile. Have a good day.

Jacky82020 on 03/15/2021:
Walking in a pretty place is awesome. We hiked in the beautiful state & national parks in California. None so nice around here.

bearcountrygg on 03/15/2021:
Funny how he is better at racquetball and tennis....we are like that with Monopoly ( D always wins)...and scrabble.( I always win)....so now he won't play scrabble with me...but I still play monopoly with him and I'm determined to beat him sometime!!!!...It might just take forever.

Jacky82020 on 03/15/2021:
Keep on playing and you’re bound to win someday! Did you know they make hundreds of monopoly games, like with beagles, cats etc. Think one can even order custom ones.

Donkey on 03/16/2021:
IDK I think I do enjoy exercise. It sure is a lot easier for me to exercise than it is to diet.

That unpleasantness with Ebay -- nobody needs that kind of **** in their lives. WTF...

Jacky82020 on 03/16/2021:
Possibly enjoyment of exercise may depend upon how hard one pushes oneself. You’ve seen our gym. It is what they call professional grade. His workouts are 2 hours & strenuous.

Also he goes long & very fast on the treadmill & elliptical. Of course all depends upon the individual, but I’m with Matt.

Horn_of_plenty on 03/16/2021:
i cannot do the CR or IF for those reasons....too restritive and difficult...also messes with my stress so much that it derails me...and it causes me to overindulge.

then again, if it were easy, everyone would do it...

for me, exercise is easier than any other challenge...

today i let mysellf get away with indulging, somehow the calories got away from me..

lol, sorry about the commotion with the ebay seller. eh, things happen. glad it wasn't over a large, expensive purchase.

Jacky82020 on 03/16/2021:
If it were a big purchase, you guys would be seeing me on Dateline LOL

Jacky82020 - Friday Feb 19, 2021
(CR & IF & Exercise)
Weight: 112.6

We got stuck in the driveway & now poor Matt is shoveling away.   I did call the guy who does this private road we live on & asked him to do our drive, but he hasn't made it by yet.  Silver lining is Burger King is now open & I have a $5 coupon for 2 little bacon cheeseburgers, 1 fry &  1 drink.  

Saw a terrific article in the NYT a few days ago on how to order authentic N95's.   Ordered and should arrive soon.   Yay!

Today's a gym day, weights.    

Progress as of today: 21.4 lbs lost so far, only 2.6 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 02/19/2021:
Yum, burger and fries. Over a year since I had that!

Jacky82020 on 02/19/2021:
Yep! I only get these tiny servings. Think that burger is no more than 400, tops. Fries small too & I’ll share. They had many coupons for bigger servings, but I was good & tossed them.

grannyannie on 02/19/2021:
I'm having a cheeseburger and homemade fries for my birthday dinner in a week!

Jacky82020 on 02/19/2021:
Sounds marvelous! Sure it will be infinitely better than what I just had.

horn_of_plenty on 02/19/2021:
sounds great about BK. i had bk nuggets a few weeks ago...hated them!

but their fries did win me over.

Jacky82020 on 02/19/2021:
It was great! Coupon $4, not $5. Two little bacon cheeseburgers, 1 fry, 1 Diet Coke. Will check calories later on that burger. In the past I would have supplemented meal with their onion rings, but no overdoing it today or not until at least sunset.

bearcountrygg on 02/19/2021:
I've been craving a hamburger lately....your lunch sounds so good.

Jacky82020 on 02/19/2021:
BK is the best fast food place on sending coupons. Do you get them and do you have a BK nearby?

Donkey on 02/19/2021:
The Boss went to BK today and offered to buy anyone an Impossible Burger who wanted one. (Or anything else they wanted.) I brought my frozen chili, which was already in the process of defrosting and had to get eaten. So I took a pass, but between you and me, not just because of the chili.

Jacky82020 on 02/19/2021:

Never tried the Impossible Burger. Hear it tastes like the real thing. Too bad it’s hi in calories. Guess that’s what makes it taste good!

Donkey on 02/19/2021:
Ha ha, love the comic!!!

Jacky82020 on 02/19/2021:
That’s me & HoP lol

bearcountrygg on 02/20/2021:
Nope...no BK's around here.....my cousin and her husband used to own several Burger Kings...Michigan upper peninsula and some in Wisconsin......but We only have McDonalds here. I should just make hamburgers myself...LOL

Jacky82020 on 02/20/2021:
You should! I made some a few weeks ago, used the preformed ones Walmart has in the fresh meat dept, day old, marked down. Think these were the kind with chopped cheddar cheese. Yum!

thinkpositive on 02/20/2021:
I’ve been using a N95 that I was given and am wondering how long I can wear the same mask??

Jacky82020 on 02/20/2021:
Good question. I googled & didn’t find a precise answer. Most hits pertained to medical personnel with high exposure. Said wear 8 hours and decontaminate with UV light, vaporized H2O2 etc.

For occasional use, some are saying rotate the masks every 5 days if worn daily. This limits stretching the bands. I know I am have a terrible time getting a proper fit with the KN95 & would rotate, but I don’t leave home on a daily basis.

Some also say rotating will allow sufficient time for any contamination to die off.

Given my limited mask use, I plan to wear the same one for ages. I did have to order 20 & will give some to friends/family.

Let me know if you find anything interesting!

Jacky82020 - Monday Feb 08, 2021
(CR & IF & Exercise)
Weight: 111.2


that didn't work.   will try again.

Gym pics.

Here is an interesting covid vaccine story.   A friend's mother fell and broke her shoulder.   The friiend is going over everyday to help these elderly parents, I think 70 & 75.  The mother called in   a visiting nurse.   And a PT.   My friend became extremely concerned they would expose her parents to covid & spent hours trying to get them appointments. Finally she phoned the Rite Aide pharmacist, weeping hysterically.   He said: Fine,  bring them in at 11AM tomorrow.   She did and all went well!   She is too young to get one for herself now.   This is in NY.



Sore from workout yesterday, but a good sore.  Plan is to do the gym every other day, like the husband.   He spends less time on the legs, says he gets enough from running & the elliptical.  I don't run, merely walk fast when I tread.   He has always ran like a fiend from hell is chasing him.   Allows him to pig out on giant desserts & not gain an ounce.  A$$hole.   

Progress as of today: 22.8 lbs lost so far, only 3.2 lbs to go!

Salamander on 02/08/2021:
Jacky, do you belong to a gym? We put our memberships on hold.

Jacky82020 on 02/08/2021:
No, not for ages, not since college. The husband is really into fitness & has had quite the home gym for like 25 years, if not longer. He took some pics for me last week for a friend & I will post some here.

horn_of_plenty on 02/08/2021:
lucky she got the shot for her parents!

great gym pics. you are seriously SET! :)

Jacky82020 on 02/08/2021:
Yeah, that pharmacist sounds like a terrific dude.

Give the gym a whirl every 5 years or so. Damn husband never lets up. A$$hole. lol.

Salamander on 02/08/2021:
You have a very impressive gym. My boyfriend is building an addition for a home gym. I am giving serious thought to moving in when it’s completed, something we’ve discussed for ages. Too much construction noise now and workers around the property.

Jacky82020 on 02/08/2021:
Wow! We built an addition onto the Southern California house for the gym. Long narrow lot, so it worked out well. I acted as GC and hired all the subs. Even drew up the blueprints. The guys at the city permit office were extremely helpful and corrected all my stupid mistakes.

So proud when the gym was done until they reassessed the property and sent a big tax bill. Hired a lawyer and appealed. They did lower it some, but made me understand why the neighbors built without permits.

Horn_of_plenty on 02/08/2021:
gurl, i just saw your entry below...take it easy...you donn't have to work EVERY SINGLE MUSCLE you have in one session!!!!

maybe start with tops 6 exercises, repeated with 3 sets each!?

Jacky82020 on 02/08/2021:
It’s only every other day, so the upper/lower split is really once every 3-4 days. Nothing else to do! Getting bored as hell in this house 24/7. Could never do it if I worked outside the house like you.

Enjoy listening to some albums I haven’t heard for a while downstairs

Salamander on 02/08/2021:
Hats’ off to your personal trainer!

Donkey on 02/09/2021:
Ha ha ha - those pictures!!! You crack me up!!!

Jacky82020 on 02/09/2021:
LOL! Aren’t they kinda grotesque? These woman are probably talking testosterone.

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