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KathyBlue - Tuesday Sep 20, 2022
(Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.)
Weight: 114.0

 Back! :)

I got a mail that I was being missed... Hey girls!!! 

Progress as of today: 36 lbs lost so far, only 29 lbs to go!

Jacky82020 on 09/20/2022:
It’s true! You are missed! Nice to see you! What’s up?

horn_of_plenty on 09/20/2022:
glad to see you here, hope you are well! your son is such a cutie!

horn_of_plenty on 09/20/2022:
i see you listed your weight in kgs

Donkey on 09/21/2022:
Yes, you are missed! I love reading about your crazy-busy adventures!

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SomeFineDay on 09/21/2022:
Hi! I am new and don’t know yiu, but want to!

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KathyBlue - Friday Mar 25, 2022
(Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.)
Weight: 114.0

OK, Emergency Meeting with my Own Self Conscience...

I weighed in today morning and... I have got a gain of 7 kgs (15 LBS!!!) since last November... It's crazy! I've been sick a lot, plus the puppy, but it didn't stop me from moving and honestly, none of them is a valid excuse... I really need to eat correctly, which I haven't been doing!

So... I still have this major issue with organization, time management and self management. I started using the Planner, and I got two other tools I'm starting to use.

Haha, I am overdoing it again, damn ADHD, but I'm feeling motivated so that's already a good thing, for starters. I really expect a lot from the Habit Tracker one!

Progress as of today: 36 lbs lost so far, only 29 lbs to go!

Donkey on 03/25/2022:
I'm glad to hear that you are using your planners. I especially like how these are organized for you already, so you just have to put in your information for you. So tailored, yet customized to you.

KathyBlue on 03/25/2022:
Yes, it took some time to find the perfect ones! I just feel that I'd need something to organize the most important part, the foods... create proper grocery lists, plan forward for a week, store food efficiently for just pick + heat + eat on workdays... oh well, many things!

bearcountrygg on 03/25/2022:
I admire people who can use planners...I never found the right one for me......

KathyBlue on 03/25/2022:
Me too... but it's a matter of habit. I failed yesterday already... ahhahaha...

legcramps on 03/25/2022:
I used to use planners a long time ago. I have OCD tendencies with perfectionism, so it wasn't really healthy for me to use them as they really affected my mood and my output (if I failed at something, I would obsess over it constantly), but I did it anyways, for years! Trying to get a better balance on that these days, and only every now and then will I make a to-do list if the day is feeling incredibly overwhelming.

KathyBlue on 03/25/2022:
I also have OCD and ADHD. I know what you mean with obsessing about not accomplishing perfection. I'm using the Intellect App to help on these negative feelings and self respect stuff and it works quite well. At least I'm writing in these now, before I couldn't make myself to do it, because I don't want to "mess up" the perfect papers.

KathyBlue on 03/25/2022:
I also have OCD and ADHD. I know what you mean with obsessing about not accomplishing perfection. I'm using the Intellect App to help on these negative feelings and self respect stuff and it works quite well. At least I'm writing in these now, before I couldn't make myself to do it, because I don't want to "mess up" the perfect papers.

legcramps on 03/25/2022:
Yes! My writing in the perfect planners also had to be perfect and if I messed anything up, it spelled disaster for the day and weeks beyond! This is why I don't write journals anymore either - I have been gifted so many perfect, beautiful journals and I can't bring myself to start writing in them for fear of wrecking them.

KathyBlue on 03/25/2022:
Same! Haha it's horrible... And I'm hoarding them beautiful journals, too! :))))

Jacky82020 on 03/25/2022:
Whaaaat? You gained 15 pounds since 11/21 & now weigh 114? That puts you at 99 before. You must be short. I’m 5’1 and was close to 99 pds years ago.

Nice planner! I usually buy day planners in late January when they’re on closeout and then quickly become too disorganized to use them. Sad!

KathyBlue on 03/25/2022:
No my 114 is kilograms :) you have to multiply that with 2,2 to get the lbs :)

Jacky82020 on 03/25/2022:

Maria7 on 03/25/2022:
Looks like you have a wonderful food plan!

happy-1 on 03/25/2022:
I do planners, trackers, and journals like this too.

happy-1 on 03/25/2022:
Ha just read your comment about messing up perfect papers. This is one of the reasons I made my own on google presentations and print them out. Lower stakes. Less pressure. I use it and don’t care if it’s not exactly right.

horn_of_plenty on 03/26/2022:
nice work to you on getting some new tools to help you lose the weight you gained. i know you can do it....try to eat more veggies if you can?

also, i sooooo want a cute dog like yours! :)it's not my time for that yet though... :) xo

KathyBlue - Thursday Mar 24, 2022
(Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.)
Weight: 0.0

Oh God, do I feel sore... ?!

Oh well, hi everyone  Boring post follows but I'm so enthusiastic and thrilled now. It's really good to feel back on track again!

So! I did an outdoor routine at the outdoor gym for the very first time. I proposed a German guy who lives in the street parallel to me to do a functional training together. I have to say, I'm very proud of the workout routine I came up with... I took some equipement, suspension (TRX) trainer and a 5 KG (approx. 12 lbs?) sand weight in neoprene round sack ("medicine ball" replacement).. I made the typical GymBoss routine of 6 exercises, 4 rounds, 45 sec work, 15 sec rest. In total 24 minutes of pure suffering. OK, it was not that difficult though!

1. Iron Chair + Forward Pass (med.ball) - joint

2. a.) Squat Jump (TRX) or b.) Squat + pull (med.ball) - individual, alternating stations betw. rounds

3. Rotating throws (med.ball) - joint

4. a.) Assisted Cossack Squats (TRX) or b.) Unilateral squat to overhead press (med. ball) - individual, alternating stations betw. rounds

5.) Alternating chest pass (med.ball) - joint

6.) a.) Ice Skater (TRX) or b.) Step-ups (bench) - individual, alternating stations betw. rounds

Maria7 on 03/24/2022:
Wow, you've been busy! Good for you!

Jacky82020 on 03/24/2022:
Good for you! But, dang girl. You look like a stick figure. I’m sending you a care package

KathyBlue on 03/25/2022:
hahaha!!! :)

Donkey on 03/25/2022:
Very cool! I need/want to explore using resistance bands. I admit that I have looked into getting a TRX. We have them at my gym, but I'd rather work with them in the privacy of my own home.

KathyBlue on 03/25/2022:
Agree... I did this in the outdoor gym and people were passing by looking smug.. I hate unwanted gazers... haha

legcramps on 03/25/2022:
I bought myself the TRX trainer set up, and I love having the option to use it at home in my own privacy. Plus, there is so much you can do with it!

bearcountrygg on 03/25/2022:
Good plan you have there.

happy-1 on 03/25/2022:
I’ve been thinking about buying these straps.

KathyBlue - Monday Mar 14, 2022
(Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.)
Weight: 0.0

Huh, I'm not being consistent. Sorry for the lack of presence, I think of everyone but it's really difficult to sit for 5 minutes of a break. I am always on the run or working or doing errands somewhere.

Dogs and kid are taking up all my time, I couldn't even resume going to the gym ever since... I miss it so much!

Just an example, yesterday my day looked like this, and it was a Sunday, supposedly "rest day":

And, the Team Invincible:

horn_of_plenty on 03/14/2022:
so nice to see you here!!!! i love this photo....everyone looks good! you look GREAT and the dogs adorable!!! <3

horn_of_plenty on 03/14/2022:
that's SO MANY STEPS!!!! <3

KathyBlue on 03/14/2022:
Yeah, and I haven't drank any water, sadly, so I felt really beaten all night...

horn_of_plenty on 03/14/2022:
love the second doggie pic too. he's so little and cute looking. like a puppy.

KathyBlue on 03/16/2022:
She is a puppy, only 4M old :)

Jacky82020 on 03/14/2022:
Those pups are tooooo cute! Love them!

You’re looking good too!

legcramps on 03/14/2022:
Cute doggos!

Donkey on 03/15/2022:
That is an incredible amount of activity without having intentional exercise added. Perhaps you have reached the ideal "active lifestyle". Cute pictures, and I love the Team Invincible name.

Maria7 on 03/18/2022:
What lovely photos! Good to see you back!

horn_of_plenty on 03/20/2022:
it's ok if you don't always come here, because we love it when you do stop by DD! :)

KathyBlue - Tuesday Feb 08, 2022
(Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.)
Weight: 0.0

Crazy days lately. I had to work all weekend, and it's still not fully solved and now my kid is at home. He had some bad diarrhea incident yesterday afternoon and I decided he'd be better off staying around for a day, to make sure it was a one-time thing... Poor guy was really feeling horrible, and as he is very rarely sick anyways, he kept repeating it was "his fault"... 

Now he's misbehaving more than ever, of course. Why is that that kids tend to misbehave even more when they are supposedly "sick" ?

He doesn't let the puppy sleep... whenever she finally rests, he arranges some subtle way to wake her up... putting treats on her body... randomly hugging her... haha. Well, I should work but how exactly?

The terrible two:


bearcountrygg on 02/08/2022:
Sweet looking little guy you have there....My guess is that he is bored....he feels well enough to want to be active....But I agree...better not be going to school........I would say let him do something he would enjoy and will keep him entertained enough that he keeps busy and you can get your work done. Think outside the box.........would he enjoy playing with cars/blocks/action figures with your empty plastic storage containers and lids? Paper, glue, tape, macaroni? Let him handwash dishes ( the safe things)......Give him a empty clean spray bottle with only water in it...a towel...and let him "clean"..........get creative.....find something new and different......he will be occupied and you will get your work done. ...don't worry about the mess....you can clean it up together when you are done with your work and he will feel like he had a fun day.

KathyBlue on 02/08/2022:
oh those activities sound great!! Well ,mess is what we already have here... I never seem to able to finish cleaning, ever... in any division...

Jacky82020 on 02/08/2022:
Adorable pup & child!

Donkey on 02/08/2022:
So cute! But I agree, I would have kept my kid home too, just in case. Hopefully, whatever it was, your son has flushed it out of his system. (((hugs)))

Maria7 on 02/08/2022:
Hope your Son feels better. Sweet photo!

bearcountrygg on 02/08/2022:
When there are kids in the house there is supposed to be a mess...LOL....Perfect homes with children living in them make me sad. Clean enough to be healthy...and dirty enough to be happy.

Horn_of_plenty on 02/08/2022:
your son def grew a lot, he now has long legs! what a cute pair, him and the puppy! thank for another photo!

KathyBlue - Friday Feb 04, 2022
(Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.)
Weight: 0.0

Happy Friday Everyone!

So... having a puppy is hard work. Having a puppy and a misbehaving 1y old hyper dog is even harder work. They seem to be best friends but they play so rough, my dog already has the definite teeth and the puppy cries out loud many times as he bites her too hard. Grrr... She's a big pup but only 2-3 months old... On the other hand she has teeth like little needles, I guess many of you know how those are, haha... It must hurt, too, at least I hope she gets even hahaha... Soon enough she'll become the Ultimate Boss here.  

Then again, sometimes they are so serene and calm... like... when they sleep. LOL.

On my side - I don't know. My food intakes are completely out of control. I binged on cakes mainly, and cookies. These were always my trigger foods. Now I don't have structure again, I don't have a proper routine and I desperately need one. I should start training the puppy, too, it's time to do that... And that list book? Yeah, still there... empty! Pffft. I really really have to start doing it! I'm just so anxious already that I list things that won't be made on that very day and it will lead to frustration (because of OCD) and frustration always leads to stupid overeating... I need mindfulness. But I'm practicing it !

Ready to be melted ? Pictures incomiiiiing!

Donkey on 02/04/2022:
Oh my word, SO CUTE!!! Both of them together!!! I love it.

I caught myself wanting/needing/almost starting an emotional food fit last night. Somehow I was able to realize what was happening and stop myself. But I easily, EASILY could have spiraled into something more. Hang in there!!!

bearcountrygg on 02/04/2022:
So cute...including you little boy!!!

innerpeace on 02/04/2022:
Love the doggos!

Horn_of_plenty on 02/05/2022:
Happy Saturday to you!

Thank you for sharing the lovely photos of your son and new/old dogs. your son is getting taller i see!

Wishing you some calm so you can relax and eat better. remember to sleep well and have veggies at home.

also, maybe the new puppy caused you some anxiety to binge! you will get back on track :)

Maria7 on 02/06/2022:
Such sweet photos of your dogs. As for food, like you say, mindfulness helps a lot.

Jacky82020 on 02/07/2022:
Today I got a a Facebook account. To follow a fish group. What became of your DD FB group? Still around?

KathyBlue on 02/08/2022:
Yes! :) Add me, please! katalin1981 at [gmail][com]

KathyBlue - Sunday Jan 30, 2022
(Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.)
Weight: 0.0

Hey everyone!

Happy Sunday! Sunday is rest day for many people - not me. It's 7h30 AM and I've already done so much... haha.. I swear, having a puppy is worse than having a human baby. At least they stay where they are put for a few months, rrrright? 

I'm down with a cold. AGAIN... It's so annoying! My son got it first and now I'm having it, too. We just recovered from one a couple of months back and now it's back. Yes, I did the COVID test and it came negative, so it's not COVID. Head cold and common flu still exist, yay...!
It just really comes in a bad time (is there such thing as a "good timing" for sicknesses, though...), because my nose is so congestioned, it's difficult to trace down the poop in the apartment, hahahahaha.... I really need to get some cleaning done today.

On the top of that, my older dog, Odie (well, older - he's 1 year old only, right?! But still older) is still adapting to her. On the day of arrival, he was having 10 WTF moments per minute, and he's still in overdrive. They sleep together and that's okay but everytime the little one decides to walk somewhere, he goes after her and acts stupid, as gentle as a war tank... People say puppies are annoying because they want to play all the time and bite and chew on everything, well, in this case Odie can be a hundred times more annoying than her, and she notices that, too. She still needs a lot of sleep, ideally she would be having a very well set routine of "pee + poop + eat + drink + pee + pee + sleep" but Odie is making this very difficult to achieve.

I'm going to share some pics. I shared these pictures with people before and many of them were saying "oh she looks so sad". Thing is, she is NOT sad. It's her normal face. Haha.. She will be a big dog and this breed has this expression, a bit Eeyeorish. She's happy and well kept..

She's of the Portuguese Alentejo mastiff breed, veterinary said they were purebred...

Embrace yourselves, the next entries will be always full of puppy pictures... hahaha...



Maria7 on 01/30/2022:
She is Beautiful! Thanks for sharing the gorgeous photos of her. I bet your older dog is overjoyed to have a friend he can play with. Hope you and your son get well soon. Have a good day.

Donkey on 01/30/2022:
What a cute pup! I think you can count on your activity level being higher for a few months, at least. 2 dogs = twice as active?

Jacky82020 on 01/30/2022:
I love her! Beautiful dog! Most dogs are active until age two, years that is. Varies. French Bulldog is a total slug, breed known for it. Hence their popularity as apartment, low maintenance dogs, not to mention the cute factor.

It’s unfortunate life span drops as size of dog increases. One of our English bull mastiffs developed kidney disease & died at age 5 yrs. Male died from cancer at around 9, on the old side for his breed.

bearcountrygg on 01/30/2022:
I LOVE her big feet....she is going to be a BIG girl!!!

Horn_of_plenty on 01/30/2022:
this new pup is beautiful!

feel better, get well soon :)

legcramps on 01/31/2022:
Get better soon!

KathyBlue - Friday Jan 28, 2022
(Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.)
Weight: 0.0

Hello all!

Quick entry... because I'm feeling overwhelmed and I have so many things to do... Working, extra housework because of below topic, and finally kid also stayed at home because he's "swimming in snotttttttttt".........

I haven't started the list diary yet... but I'm going to. Haha. Jeez. I'm a mess. Now I adopted a puppy, it wasn't in my plans but they needed urgent rescue... one of four puppies left on their own by some irresponsible human being, was already reported dead (hit and run).

Everyone, meet Ayla (name chosen by my 6y old son), approx. 3M old puppy who will grow to be an up to 110 lbs monster dog...

Note: we don't have her with us yet, she's going to be delivered today evening.


bearcountrygg on 01/28/2022:
Ayla looks like she is a smart one........I'm sure she will bring joy right along with her. You are wonderful for taking her in.

Donkey on 01/28/2022:
Oh so cute!!!! That's a good reason to be busy!

Jacky82020 on 01/28/2022:
Beautiful dog. What breed or should I say breeds? Our previous pair, siblings, were >125

KathyBlue on 01/29/2022:
it's a Portuguese Alentejo Mastiff dog.. :)

Maria7 on 01/28/2022:
She looks like a very sweet, loving dog!

jacky82020 on 01/29/2022:
Wow, I’ll have to google that one. We had 2 English bull mastiffs. Never saw any mastiff breed like your gorgeous pup. All Brachycephalic, flat snouts & faces. Have a preference for such breeds. Current pair, French Bulldog & pug/Frenchie mix share this trait.

Jacky82020 on 01/29/2022:
I saw pictures of him all grown up! Big & beautiful!

Horn_of_plenty on 01/29/2022:
awwwwm beautiful puppy! already looks like a big dog! congrats to your family on Ayla!

KathyBlue - Tuesday Jan 25, 2022
(Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.)
Weight: 0.0

Hello everyone!

Weird times here. It's been so freaking cold (no snow, we don't have snow here but we have around 60 F (15 Celsius) that goes down to 41 F (5 Celsius) at nighttime and we have no heating in our homes! It's completely normal in Portugal but still, very bad) for weeks, I literally feel half frozen all day and without motivation to move. Controversial but true. Haha... ok this is not a valid excuse but it's a feeling.

Talking about excuses, so thanks to the Intellect app I mentioned in my previous entry, I'm feeling more focused and conscious about my decisions and overall, my own self. This is a very good feeling actually.
Now, still struggling with ADHD and OCD, I bought this Planner thing, and hoping to be able to stick to it. Fingers crossed.

Someone told me "just make sure you do it daily, and if you don't make something that given day, make yesterday's plan today's priority". This sounds plausible enough to me, right!

So this planner I bought is not an app, it's actually a real one, paper, and although they were saying on Amazon that it was a "beautiful planner", it's not. Hahaha... I am planning on decorating it, too. Should I put "decorating planner" on my to-do list as well? haha!

See? It's a very simple thing, I wouldn't say it's "pretty". It's just what it is, and seems functional enough to perform its purpose! 

Does any of you have any experience with planners and any rituals you created that make sure you do it daily? I'm still trying to find a spot in my life where I can say "yes, this is the hour I won't fail and I have 10 minutes of peace of mind to make the list" and then by the end of the day I should revisit the list and tick the ones I accomplished, or should I revisit it several times over the day? Ahhhhh ADHD overload, go away! 

This guy have simple plans for every day, same routine, same plans! Hahaha!:

bearcountrygg on 01/25/2022:
Your dog is adorable!!! I can't really help with the planner...I buy them and then don't use them......so I stopped buying them....But I know a lot of people live by them and I hope you enjoy your new one. One thing I do use is my record books that I keep track of all bills monthly...Mine go back many years.....and when I finally do fill one up....the first expense that goes in the new one is the cost of the new record book...LOL..... I know a lot of people love to use stickers and anything that motivates them to use their book......Make it work for you and make it something that you enjoy opening...whatever that is for you. I'm hoping you are able to stay warm...can you have portable electric heaters there?

Donkey on 01/25/2022:
For a while I was maintaining a planner/diary. There are 2 instances where I was consistent. One was when I was tracking my yoga sessions. I'd write about what kind of yoga, how long, who was the teacher, and positive/negatives that I felt about the session. Once the yoga studio closed, I stopped doing that.

Another successful time was when I was keeping a gratitude journal. All I had to do was write 1 thing I was grateful for, for that day. Sometimes, I'd write it the next day, but there was something written every day. Then things got bad at work, and I stopped doing that. Haven't picked it up again.

Maria7 on 01/25/2022:
Sounds quite chilly over your way. Do you at least have an electric space heater? Or an electric blanket to sleep with at night? We use a wood stove in the daytime when it is cold and have back up electric heat to that and at night, we have an electric (heat) blanket we sleep under. Love your puppy. He is cute.

Jacky82020 on 01/25/2022:
I never have done all that great with planners, other than lesson plans when I taught high school. Write appointments on the wall calendar. Occasionally start a daily list and a on a little note pad if there’s lots to be done

legcramps on 01/25/2022:
Your dogs plans are the best plans! LOL.

I used to journal a lot, but now all I make are to-do lists, things to follow up on, and important reminders for work. I enjoyed keeping a personal journal, I just don't have time for it anymore.

KathyBlue - Saturday Jan 22, 2022
(Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.)
Weight: 0.0

Hey everyone!  

I couldn't catch up with the individual entries just yet. I had a weird week. I managed to work out at the gym only once, otherwise I had headache days, then yesterday the electric power failed three times over the day and I got a bit stressed out. Not a valid excuse but still...

Talking about excuses, new year - new me things, I haven't done any promises for 2022 but I am trying to continuously improve myself, and that's a commitment that doesn't count on deadlines nor is stuck to any given, "special" date.

So, having said that, here's a couple of things I tried out and wanted to suggest. Note that this is my personal opinion and not a promotion or advertisement, I didn't receive any kind of retribution/payment from the below companies.

I downloaded a new app and subscribed a year membership for Daily Yoga app. It's awesome so far. It has a huge content and is very nicely organized. It's totally worth the price.

The other app I still think is awesome and totally affordable on a yearly basis, is Asana Rebel. They have a great content and one can even cast the videos to the Android TV through Chromecast device. This will be the second year I'm spending with them. I haven't been a daily user, not even monthly, but I want to improve on this.

Then, there's an other app I want to suggest, whoever wants to practice guided mindfulness, gratitude jornaling, needs rescue sessions and some meditation. I found an app, called Intellect, it's 100% free for now and it has great content as well. I even had a video session with them and suggested a couple of things to the developers. I am very enthusiastic about this project and I hope they succeed and become really big and helpful to many people out there.

Here are the links for Android. I'm sure you can find these for iOS as well, by the name.

DailyYoga | Fitness+Meditation - Apps on Google Play

Asana Rebel: Get in Shape - Apps on Google Play

Intellect: Create a Better You - Apps on Google Play

Horn_of_plenty on 01/22/2022:
oh, oh! Maybe Donkey will like this yoga app. i hope she reads your entry, i'm sure she will. i'll pass on the word to her here too!

sometimes life gets in the way, but i know you are looking to get back on track in the New Year! :)

bearcountrygg on 01/22/2022:
Nice to see you back here...Thanks for the offer of computer help...I might just have to take you up on that......I did find something that helped a little today....and will keep at it....Thank You.

Maria7 on 01/22/2022:
Always happy to see an entry from you. Hope you have a nice day.

Donkey on 01/22/2022:
Thank you for sharing the links to the apps! I really appreciate this!

jacky82020 on 01/22/2022:
Nice you’re finding so many cool apps!

happy-1 on 01/23/2022:
Interesting links. I might try one, thank you! I do better with daily support also!!!

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