home
forums directory search about DD
Sign-in or Join for Free!
Recent Diary Entries
BearCountryGG 1 hrs
Jacky82020 3 hrs
Horn_Of_Plenty 4 hrs
Donkey 4 hrs
InnerPeace 10 hrs
happy-1 10 hrs
Coffee&Calories 2 days
Maria7 6 days
Brett 7 days
legcramps 17 days
KathyBlue 24 days
little_one 10/13
Supercheese 9/08
omysexydollgood 8/02
mulli 7/21
StarStickers 4/25
grannyannie 3/09
thinkpositive 2/28
Cassie2020 2/11
Adam 1/23
blueocean 12/20
Corazon 10/06
trishpiglet3 9/29
Duaa123. 9/28
tgshare 9/05

Recent Forum Topics
Measurements and weights - 11:14A 28-Oct

Certificate Expiration - DD webmaster :) - 7:51A 7-Oct

New spammer - 4:36A 21-Jul

Virtual Challenges - 6:56A 11-Jul

Spam removed - 9:07P 23-Mar

Spam removed - 9:07P 23-Mar

view happy-1 bio page
happy-1 - Friday Sep 17, 2021
(HcOcPsNsPrdDs,BpNs14h2doPln-25010cr10Kstp7w9bed)
Weight: 234.0

 Thursday 9/16/21: I bragged about my cat on the phone where she could hear... and immediately after she meowed, hissed,  bit and scratched me... now it is almost midnight and I am still up.

Progress as of today: 83 lbs lost so far, only 74 lbs to go!

happy-1 on 09/17/2021:
Because she is still up and wants me to play


Jacky82020 on 09/17/2021:
I forget now. Was this a stray you took in? My cats have never hissed, scratched or bitten. One does a playful puppy kind of mouthing thing. Even the feral I worked with outside for 2 years before bringing inside, was always a good boy. Shy & avoidant & I always respected his boundaries & let him approach me on his terms. Many times of despair when I thought I’d be sitting on the porch in inclement weather forever.

happy-1 on 09/17/2021:
Yes, a stray. She was curled up in my armpit, I was petting her without really thinking about it for once, then HISS MEOW CHOMP.


Donkey on 09/17/2021:
This made me laugh out loud literally, as I was on my bike this morning. Of course she did and of course she does -- she's such a tortie!

happy-1 on 09/17/2021:
"Oh I'm such a good kitty? Clearly I have some leeway to play with. Let's start with a CHOMP. Then tonight I will keep you up for an HOUR and you won't want to stick me in the bathroom because you will feel too guilty to sleep."


Jacky82020 on 09/17/2021:
The spoiled brat!

happy-1 on 09/18/2021:
So spoiled!!!


Horn_of_plenty on 09/18/2021:
now that's human-cat love! :)

happy-1 on 09/18/2021:
It's a conflicted but worthwhile relationship.

happy-1 on 09/18/2021:
It's a conflicted but worthwhile relationship.



happy-1 - Wednesday Sep 15, 2021
(HcOcPsNsPrdDs,BpNs14h2doPln-25010cr10Kstp7w9bed)
Weight: 234.0

Wed 9/15/21:

Fell off track Monday after wrangling dad into a dr video visit where we figured out he has diarrhea because he's chowing down on jam, ice cream and honey, then electrolyte imbalances causing fatigue. He hadn't told me he was out of gatorade. Augh. Not COVID.

I don't know why but I stayed up till 1 am and botched Tuesday. Today I had to go get labs done first thing, then I spent my evening getting stuff together for my OT appointment tomorrow... so I missed today's workout too.

But despite insomnia I am in bed with the lights out at 8:30 as planned. The cat has tucked me in. I can do this.

Yoga tomorrow at 6:30 am.

Progress as of today: 83 lbs lost so far, only 74 lbs to go!

Jacky82020 on 09/16/2021:
Glad your dad doesn’t have a serious virus & can fix himself dietary, no simple task of course. But beats covid


bearcountrygg on 09/16/2021:
I'm happy to hear that you Dad doesn't have covid.


Donkey on 09/16/2021:
Like the others have said, at least it's not COVID. Was Dad able to make the connection between eating crap and feeling like crap?

Lights out at 8:30pm is enviable. Have fun at yoga this morning! I'll think of you tonight when I start my session :-)


Horn_of_plenty on 09/16/2021:
i'm glad you figured out dad's issues with the video doc. Hopefully dad doesn't get to eat anymore jam and ice cream for awhile!?

also, nice job getting back on track later. i hope you get to do your yoga tomorrow!


Maria7 on 09/16/2021:
Good you are getting some much needed rest. Take care.



happy-1 - Sunday Sep 12, 2021
(HcOcPsNsPrdDs,BpNs14h2doPln-25010cr10Kstp7w9bed)
Weight: 234.0

For Sunday 9/12/21:

Having a small brain fry moment. Super grateful to have this space to dump it out and make some sense of it. Today is Sunday and I need to plan my week and refocus.  I have had a super sucessful week... It was so successful, I wil say it in all caps... just to emphasize it.

I HAD A SUPER SUCCESSFUL WEEK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • I started feeling human again on Thursday
  • I made it to the top of the leaderboard for the 60 day fitness challenge that started Monday
  • I did all my workouts
  • I ate correctly
  • I went to bed and woke up on time every night
  • I stuck to my plan this morning and got 2.5h of sunlight volunteering for wetlands restoration 
  • I did a couple of small paperwork items that were critical
  • I quarantined from my dad, he's still alive and kicking

However... this was accomplished at the expense of:

  • Sanity. On Thursday I felt better, looked around, realized how much work everything was going to be and freaked out
  • Relationship. I didn't see the Exish this weekend. Horrible to say it, but didn't miss it.
  • Friends. I was supposed to see a friend yesterday but it was too big an event and I am not up to that yet
  • Productivity. Getting morning workouts in sapped all my brainspace for the rest of the day
  • Money. To make meals work without using the kitchen while dad is in quarantine, I bought a lot of packaged items
  • Joy. I can't say I had any fun this week at all. The wetlands thing was supposed to be fun but it was awful
  • Chores. The house is a mess. I dread going out there and working on it. The work is bottomless
  • Dad. I basically hid in my room for the week and only interacted briefly because he's sick and keeps forgetting to put his mask on. He can get up, feed himself, etc. Not much I can do if he won't get a COVID test

So how do I tackle the issue of dad is still sick this week and stay on course to do my bedtimes and workouts? What do I sacrifice and how do I do it?

Right now this is what a day looks like:

  • 5AM wakeup, eat, etc.
  • 6:15-8AM, Cardio and yoga
  • 1 hour padding for transition and recovery
  • 10-11AM - Brain still works. Biggest task for myself
  • 12pm Brain fry starts. All energy gone. Struggle to make it through my list.
  • 2pm - Supposed to be checkin with dad and do 3h dad care and housework... but I didn't do it this week because he's quarantining
  • 5:-7:30 Break to walk and do PT
  • 7:30 - Shower, go to bed

To move dad forward, I have to try to do things with him at 10AM before my brain gives out. That looks like an hour on paper, but what it really does is K/O my entire day till bedtime. Do I let dad hash it out his own way another week to try to solidify my 1 week off success into 2 weeks? Or do I try to stretch just a little bit and push to get him to take care of himself?

I tried to posit that question to the Exish over text and was told to "talk to a therapist or a life planner". It took everything I had in me not to tell him to go date somebody else.

Progress as of today: 83 lbs lost so far, only 74 lbs to go!

Donkey on 09/13/2021:
I'm SO glad that you had a good week!!! I know that there are always trade-offs, things that we sacrifice one for another. But that you consider this a success warms my heart. You need a good week!

I'm not sure what to say about Dad. It's GOOD that even being sequestered, that he's still able to function and take care of himself. I don't have any suggestions as to approach the situation, except to say that if YOU get sick - COVID or otherwise - you will not be able to help in any capacity. (I believe you have already come to this realization a couple of entries ago, when Dad first started getting sick.)

happy-1 on 09/19/2021:
TY. Hugs!


horn_of_plenty on 09/13/2021:
i agree that most everything from Quest stinks! i will see if i can find a quest pizza then!

WOOHOO CONGRATS ON YOUR SUPER SUCCESSFUL WEEK!

Are the aids/nurses still coming to help you with your dad? what happened to them? that would help give you a break so you can do your own work...

it is very hard to be a caretaker!



happy-1 - Friday Sep 10, 2021
(HcOcPsNsPrdDs,BpNs14h2doPln-25010cr10Kstp7w9bed)
Weight: 234.0

Friday 9/10/21:

3 cardio+yoga workouts in a row including yesterday. Just gotta do it again today. The cat will help. I rolled over at 4am and the cat jumped onto my pillow an inch from my head from her perch on my bike desk. "Oh good! You're up! Plop! Give me treats!"

"Noo kitty, no treats till Alexa starts playing the Lumineers. I'll just stay here and pretend to be asleep. Maybe you'll give up and go away. I'm not going to train you to wake me up before my alarm."

"But... Look how sweet, soft, and cuddly I am. You can't resist my love. Purr purr purr."

"Soooo soft..."

"Gotcha."

"Damnit!!!!"

Progress as of today: 83 lbs lost so far, only 74 lbs to go!

Jacky82020 on 09/10/2021:
Good kitty! Sounds like a sweetheart. My 3 cats sleep in the Cat Room. Bed occupied by two dogs.

happy-1 on 09/12/2021:
Ha!!!! I like that mental picture.


Maria7 on 09/10/2021:
These cats KNOW how to get their way! I know, cause we've got 2 over here!

happy-1 on 09/12/2021:
How did I not know you were a cat lady?


Donkey on 09/11/2021:
LOL - what a good kitty! Not so good for sleeping in, but you gotta love a cat that's attached to you.

Thank you so much for the information on the Garmin devices!!! I'm takin' notes, as I think my current FitBit Alta is dying a slow death.

Hey, GOOD JOB on the cardio and yoga!!!!!

happy-1 on 09/12/2021:
TY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Big hugs


bearcountrygg on 09/11/2021:
Yeah...catss.......mine looks at me and squints ...or he furrows his brow...when i disappoint him....and then my guilt sets in......he knows how to manipulate to the nth degree.


Horn_of_plenty on 09/11/2021:
never tried the quest pizzas. i used to eat their bars too much; and then i tried their chips and never liked them....so now i have bad memories of quest...but i haven't even seen their pizzas in the stores! you cali people have even more options in your markets than we do in NYC!

so did you give her a treat when she woke you!?!?

happy-1 on 09/12/2021:
The pizzas are good. Everything else from that brand is terrible.

She's figured out I can only take so much fur on bare skin and will eventually give her treats to get her to leave me alone... so yes... augh...



happy-1 - Wednesday Sep 08, 2021
(HcOcPsNsPrdDs,BpNs14h2doPln-25010cr10Kstp7w9bed)
Weight: 234.0

Wednesday, September 8, 2021...

Gasp! I ran out of cat treats this morning. You should have seen Momma Cat... "If there's no treats, I'm not waking your butt up to do yoga at 4:30 AM. Get yourself up."

Still not tracking here sufficiently to move forward on habits. my brain is just not "there". I am doing a good job of tracking my time though... and that is very helpful. Yesterday and today I am on the "up" swing where I am up on time and doing yoga and cardio. Hopefully the more days I can rack up together of those, the more my VO2 Max will improve and I will have more energy throughout the day for longer. Today after my workout, I walked to the store and back. I sat down in my chair to eat my GIANT salad before cleaning the kitchen... and I was just "done". Took me like 2 hours to remember to check my Body Battery. Garmin says my body battery was at 9, I was bottoming out, and I needed to look for ways to rest today. I think I am off the hook for cleaning the kitchen.

At least the cat treat situation was rectified. I bought 2 of each flavor. Hopefully she will wake me up tomorrow. I need the help.

Progress as of today: 83 lbs lost so far, only 74 lbs to go!

Horn_of_plenty on 09/08/2021:
I know you prob aren't looking for this thought from me, lol; but even if you aren't up to what you believe it good enough tracking, every little bit helps. and you prob do a better job tracking your health than the majority of people! :) xoxo. keep up your goals; and the progress will follow as you keep working at it. practice makes BETTER (forget about perfect!!)

happy-1 on 09/09/2021:
HUGS! Yes... but the tracking is what helps me look back and see if something I am doing improved or worsened my 10 benchmark habits.


Horn_of_plenty on 09/08/2021:
good that mamma cat will enjoy some treats! everyone (and pet!) likes a tasty treat!

happy-1 on 09/09/2021:
YUM. Right? I ate a Quest pizza today. It was delicious.


Donkey on 09/09/2021:
That's funny about the treats - oh yes, sad is the day when the bottom of the treat bag is reached. Mutinies begin to arise shortly thereafter...

May I ask which model of Garmin you have? AND I would also like to know if you recommend THAT model or another model.

happy-1 on 09/09/2021:
She must not be too mad at me because she woke me up this morning. I swear she was extra levy last night because I walked to the store specifically to get her cat treats. Or I'm losing my mind.

I have the Forerunner 245, but if I was going to do it over again, I would get the Fenix 6 pro with solar. There are way more insights and I bet they are worth it. The price is way down... REI had it for $700 with a $70 member dividend. That's like $630. https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/641375


Jacky82020 on 09/09/2021:
Oh, horrors! No kitty kat treats! I am sure you were promptly forgiven.

How does VO2 Max relate to pulse oximetry? We have those. Always good: upper 90’s.

happy-1 on 09/09/2021:
Not the same thing... https://www.firstbeatanalytics.com/en/features/vo2max-fitness-level/


Jacky82020 on 09/09/2021:
Thanks. Will check it out.



happy-1 - Saturday Sep 04, 2021
(HcOcPsNsPrdDs,BpNs14h2doPln-25010cr10Kstp7w9bed)
Weight: 234.0

Dumping all the clutter out of my brain... At the expense of using this time to do cardio on my bike and go to the grocery store for my dad. Sigh... But an ounce of thought prevents tons of waste.

Pitch on Thursday went well. We'll do another meeting on it. Basically looking to take my adult ADHD book club notes and turn them into a digital coaching program. I'm excited about it. It's a chance to use my brain again. It's been a while, but I can dust it off and get it running again (like an old rusty lawnmower).

To keep that going and build my trajectory to being able to use it as a line on my resume to show I haven't fallen off the earth since 2017 when I job search for January... I need to make effective tradeoffs and maintain boundaries.

Except doing it makes me feel like a jerk.

Thursday's tradeoffs
Thursday I was exhausted from 3 doctor's appointments for myself this week, but pushed through to get ready for the pitch. Done.

Thursday night dad had diarrhea. He said he had to go to the ER after talking to an advice nurse on the phone. He got dressed, I loaded the car, and then he did a million small tasks he didn't need to do before going, so I geve up and went to bed. I was just too tired to keep going. It felt like a Drama King moment... Get all wound up and then don't do anything about it. I feel like a jerk for going to bed and not pushing to take him there, but I was so tired it was all a long tunnel and my window for driving was closing. He has a safety alert necklace he can use if there's a real emergency.

Outcome: I got through my pitch, I got sleep and was up on time the next morning, Dad was in about the same shape as he was the night before the next day.

Friday's tradeoffs
Friday at 5am I offered to take him to the ER again. He wanted to sleep. I let him sleep, washed 2 sinks of dishes, ran my Garmin workout. In the mid-morning he still wouldn't go to the ER, but wanted me to do a bunch of stuff for him. I felt like it was another Drama King moment where he was trying to use that he was terribly sick and needed to go to the ER (but won't go) to get me to do things I didn't plan to do that day... So I said let's reconvene after my coworking call. He was flummoxed and said well I guess I heve to let you! I said "Great!" and did my call. It took me a little bit to shed the stress and reset my brain, but eventually I did it.

I opened the mail, sorted out papers. Then I  searched diarrhea online, found it's a COVID symptom and the incubation period lines up with the last time the nurse was here. Then I tried to get him to have a home health nurse come give him a COVID test ($125) but he wouldn't do it. When he tried to do a business session with me, I said no... Diarrhea may mean you have COVID. I don't want to touch what you are touching and be in your room until you get a COVID test. Logic being that if I go down with COVID too, even if it's not totally awful because I'm vaccinated, I can't keep things going for him and I lose more ground for myself. Also, the caregiver service won't staff COVID households to avoid contagion to other clients. The little kitchenete and bathroom in my bedroom mean that I can quarantine him in the rest of the house if I just avoid shared areas and keep washing my hands everytime I touch something. 

Today's (Saturday) planned tradeoffs:
Woke up on time but exhausted. That 1 hour of sleep makes a big difference. It's been a week of not enough REM, and the Glipizide keeps my Garmin Body Battery level from charging, which means I am pushing sand all day. I'm also not getting all my 10 habits in. I'm not sure if that is because I started doing the Garmin coach and training plans for running and cycling and doing something new drains my cognitive energy, using the time tracking template screws with the good set of habits I already developed and made a template to support that is very different from the generic one I made for book club, or because the time spent on time tracking for the book club exercises takes time away from doing my 10 habits, crunching stats, and then logging them here... which lowered my accountability support and resulted in me not paying attention to them and not doing them. 

Things I can do to sort that out:

  • Make a map of my sugar, body battery, and sleep graphs as a timeline with habits and activities. See if I can find any trends. (Started, but it's a lot of work to get it all the way "there".
  • Move Glipizide to before breakfast to before dinner (doing that today)
  • Stop taking Alogliptin and just do Glipizide in the AM and go back to 14h fasting... 
  • Try taking a week off Concerta, accept being a slug for a week, go back on it, see if it's easier to focus because my dopamine leveled out a little
  • Stop doing time tracking after I finish the Time Management chapter for book club, go back to my original template... Except I kind of want to see if I can capture the triggers for the next up down cycle... which might take a few weeks.

For yesterday - Friday 9/3/21:

  1. Bp - No. Foggy.
  2. Ns - I don't think so
  3. 14h - No
  4. 2do - No
  5. Pln - No. Started, but dad's appointment calendar was offline so I spaced and forgot to come back to it.
  6. -250 - No
  7. 10cr - No
  8. 10Kstp - Not sure... I did my cardio off Garmin coach though. It was only 20 min of run walking and not enough steps, drained me of my cognitive energy for the day.
  9. 7w - No
  10. 9bed - No. 10. Asleep by 10:30pm.

Last night I was definitely ready to go to bed at 9, but there's not much in the house my dad is willing to eat (there's food, it's just not junky and binge eating friendly), so I made up some chicken thighs about 7:30, but because I was using the toaster oven and spacing out, it took till 9. Then I had one (broke the 14h fasting rule of not eating after 5pm because it just smelled so good). Then I watched Gilmore Girls for a little bit.

At 10, Mama Cat came over and poked me to remind me to get my butt to bed. I deeply appreciated it... This cat is really funny... She waits for Alexa to start playing The Lumineers as my wakeup music and turn my nightlight on, then she goes full love-on to wake me up. Purrs and boops for petting, perched on my chest... It's the best part of my day (except that I am desperate to pee and hanging on to enjoy the love). Then she reminds me to go to bed. Once I'm in and settled, she comes over to tuck me in and say good night. She kneads her cat bed next to my pillow, then boops and purrs a slightly less intense love on session till she decides I've had enough and it is time for me to go to sleep.

Donkey was right... a mama cat just moms you.... which is nice. She lives up to her name!!! I feel like my mom is super happy watching this cat in her new home. I bet she is super satisfied that this skinny yowling alleycat is a full fledged spoiled house cat who has chilled into this super great cat (who has also stopped biting and scratching me since the last time I clipped her claws).

Progress as of today: 83 lbs lost so far, only 74 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 09/04/2021:
You are surely staying busy...lots going on at your house...Hopefully your Dad doesn't have covid.......Not sure if you have Rite Aid drug stores there but I do think they have drive thru free covid testing here.....but you might find a place online like that if you don't have that drug store......Hang in there......at least the cat is a good buddy.

happy-1 on 09/08/2021:
Yeah... I don't want to get in the car with him if he has COVID to take him to a COVID test... It's a small enclosed space. We don't have central air, and I can quarantine away from him till Sunday... Less risky.


Jacky82020 on 09/04/2021:
Sorry to hear about your dad & hoping he’s doing better by now. Many things can cause diarrhea, including stress. Not sure, but thought I saw sign at Walmart pharmacy offering $20 covid tests.

Good luck with your business plans! Sounds exciting!

Never had a mama cat. Have 3 neutered boys. So cute how they kiss & groom one another. They love the enclosed catio & run out the minute I open the window.

happy-1 on 09/08/2021:
Yeah... that's why I'm not freaking out too much. Just being safe.

I am excited :-)

happy-1 on 09/08/2021:
Yeah... that's why I'm not freaking out too much. Just being safe.

I am excited :-)


horn_of_plenty on 09/04/2021:
If you fall off track that happens but the important part is getting back on it (re your previous entry !!! ) hugs !!!!


horn_of_plenty on 09/04/2021:
Will write more soon !


horn_of_plenty on 09/04/2021:
Boundaries are important. Additionally I am eager for you to begin your job search for next year :)

Sorry your dad was.a bit unwell and I hope his digestion improves.

The boundaries you have set are def helping you get work done; go you!

happy-1 on 09/08/2021:
Hugs


Donkey on 09/05/2021:
I hope your dad is feeling better. It looks to me like you did really well with helping him and yet establishing boundaries.

I am excited about your developing project!!!

As I was reading your entry, I was thinking to myself, "That's a good momma cat". *Warms my heart*

happy-1 on 09/08/2021:
Just a big, plush toy. So soft.


Maria7 on 09/05/2021:
Hope your Dad is feeling better. Your kitty sounds very sweet.


Horn_of_plenty on 09/05/2021:
it's so hard making good food and not trying it once it's ready :), especially when a person is hungry. been there! (re chicken thighs).



happy-1 - Thursday Sep 02, 2021
(HcOcPsNsPrdDs,BpNs14h2doPln-25010cr10Kstp7w9bed)
Weight: 234.0

 Lesson learned... If I don't post here, eventually I just fall off track completely.

Thursday 9/2/21:

  1. Bp - No. Foggy.
  2. Ns - Yes
  3. 14h - No
  4. 2do - No
  5. Pln - No
  6. -250 - No
  7. 10cr - No
  8. 10Kstp - No
  9. 7w - No
  10. 9bed - Good place to start getting back on track.

Progress as of today: 83 lbs lost so far, only 74 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 09/03/2021:
I'm following your lead as well as IP's.. that I will be posting after I have achieved the things........Being accountable, I have learned is better than making promises and hopes...that I let fall through. A promise or a hope to do something is meaningless without actually doing it......it sounds good in the moment......but really means nothing.

happy-1 on 09/04/2021:
LOL. I post here to figure out if I achieved things... otherwise I don't think about it... I have learned this week. Hugs.


bearcountrygg on 09/03/2021:
Posting accomplishments is a real thing..........it's seeming to me that everything else is just words......Lets do this HAP!!!!

happy-1 on 09/04/2021:
Yeah!!!!!!!!


Donkey on 09/03/2021:
I hope this means you'll be posting more ;-) I find your journey to be very insightful and informative!

happy-1 on 09/04/2021:
Yeah... the time tracking took away from posting... domino effect to not doing 10 habits.

I'm glad it helps!!!!


Maria7 on 09/03/2021:
Yes, this is a wonderful place of support, isn't it? I just love the people here! Including you!

happy-1 on 09/04/2021:
Hugs!!! I love your positive energy and gratitude in your journal!!! I'm glad my posts do the same for you!


KathyBlue on 09/04/2021:
Haha, I hear you. Journaling is important for accountability and tracking, and this wonderful community is certainly a plus.

happy-1 on 09/04/2021:
Right? Hugs.



happy-1 - Tuesday Aug 31, 2021
(HcOcPsNsPrdDs,BpNs14h2doPln-25010cr10Kstp7w9bed)
Weight: 234.0

Tues 8/31/21:

Still getting back on track. My time study has captured a full cycle of being on track, falling off track, struggling to get back up, and the mystery "hard reset" it does to get me back to waking up at 4 or 5 AM like when I was working.

Pulminology referral got approved... But I didn't get notified. AUGH. Making the appointment today.

Progress as of today: 83 lbs lost so far, only 74 lbs to go!

happy-1 on 08/31/2021:
Oh and I did an hour long bike ride in my bedroom


Donkey on 09/01/2021:
^Nicely done!

That's kind of cool to see, actually visually, the cycle of ups and downs and ups.

I hope that you are able to get an appointment soon, and not have to wait 3-4 weeks, like some of Husband's referrals have taken.


horn_of_plenty on 09/01/2021:
why do you want to get up as early as 4-5AM!? if i had a choice, it wouldn't be earlier than 6am, if i had the choice that is!

happy-1 on 09/02/2021:
Because then I wake up closer to my cortisol release 3.5 hours before dawn starts and I feel better overall and get to sleep at the same time everyday.


Maria7 on 09/02/2021:
Good on your hour long workout!



happy-1 - Friday Aug 27, 2021
(HcOcPsNsPrdDs,BpNs14h2doPln-25010cr10Kstp7w9bed)
Weight: 234.0

 Fri 8-27-21:

Still struggling to get back on habit. Cardio today was a fail. I tried to go to the beach and run. Parked at the top of the hill, got half way, realized I wasn't going to make it the whole way down and back. Partially exhausted... partially too many blisters and no socks (forgot my socks). I can make it to the green belt to run... so that is next week.

Progress as of today: 83 lbs lost so far, only 74 lbs to go!

Donkey on 08/28/2021:
Hey, I give you props for trying! Never give up!

happy-1 on 08/31/2021:
Hugs. Ty


bearcountrygg on 08/28/2021:
Just keep pushing.


happy-1 on 08/28/2021:
Also I spent way too much time on book club…


Horn_of_plenty on 08/28/2021:
interesting take you have that you like the machine as a second support showing that how you feel is truly how it is! i never thought of it that way - i'm commenting back to our last discussion a couple entries ago.

the little photo of cat and fan is cute. took me a moment to realize what the photo is of!

always love seeing little pets!

i feel you about getting back into habit. one habit i will have to get back into is getting up even EARLIER to get to work...if i want better exercise before work starts without so much rushing...

another habit that could be useful is getting up early enough not to have to pay for the toll bridge in the morning; would save me, just by mornings, over $35 a week...that's a lot of savings per month...i should do it...but it involves getting up earlier, much earlier...

i love the greenbelts/greenways here. i love to walk beside the waters, which is usually where they always lead to or are beside. also sometimes the greenways are along highways; but that is very nice too. there's usually water also near the highways....just nice views and being out and about but not too far away from civilization!

sorry about your blisters. maybe use some antifungul/antibiotic cream so you have no additional problems as they heal.



happy-1 - Thursday Aug 26, 2021
(HcOcPsNsPrdDs,BpNs14h2doPln-25010cr10Kstp7w9bed)
Weight: 234.0

Wed, 8-26-21: Have fallen off logging... but not off track completely. I finally managed to capture my up/down cycle of on track off track by accident in a time study for adhd book club. Augh. Spoiler alert... not a mood thing. Straight up time managememt. 

In the meantime, I've done 2 workouts with Garmin coach and training plans... still learning how... but my personal trainer is very supportive.

Progress as of today: 83 lbs lost so far, only 74 lbs to go!

Donkey on 08/27/2021:
What a cute picture - she's come so far!!!

Isn't it good news, though, that it's a time management thing? Because you know what's blocking you, and you can work on it. (?) That may be easier said than done, of course.

happy-1 on 08/27/2021:
Yes, exactly… to everything you said.


bearcountrygg on 08/27/2021:
Your cat is quite interested in the fan....mine hates them..and goes and hides under a chair...LOL



[ Previous Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 Next Page ]