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happy-1 - Thursday Feb 16, 2017
(Trying to do meal prep for the week as POLR)
Weight: 246.2

Celebrated my weight loss plateau breakthrough yesterday  by drinking free beer and eating 4 costco cookies. I followed that up with an extra egg mc muffin and a bagel today. Doh!!!!!!! 

On the topic of poor life choices... Can I get a time machine and go back to elementary school and choose to not go into the magnet program and just go to my local schools? Can I go on adderall as a kid and maybe go into nursing after college as part of the military, build skills, fitness, and self-reliance? Can I not have dated anyone I ever dated and just sign up for a matchmaking service that does background checks first?

Can I get a complete do-over on my life?


First round of most recent orders of personal organization supplies arrived today. Some burner covers for our gas stove and some file folders for color-coded organizing. Key trackers will take two weeks to engrave :(. 


Stayed up too late watching Homeland on Hulu... 1:30am. Crawled out of bed this morning. Got a creepy note on my dad’s car from a neighbor who wrote “[Dad's Name] - I’ll buy your car as is. 424-###-####” No name. Would that freak you out? I feel like our house is being watched by a creepy neighbor.


Breakfast 1

TJ's Force Primeval bar, cream cheese

Breakfast 2

diet coke

2 egg mc muffins

Breakfast 3

bagel and cream cheese

Progress as of today: 61.8 lbs lost so far, only 66.2 lbs to go!

Horn_of_plenty on 02/17/2017:
I sometimes have feelings of regret and a desire to do over - but i have moved past that. I feel that life is learning and not always easy....i am thankful for all my experiences. and thankful for all i have learned....trust me, my life has had it's share of lemons too - just continue to make lemonade Happy!

Maybe if your father doesn't drive the car, he should sell! haha, yeah, a little creepy for a note out of nowhere but maybe someone sees it's always there, not being driven.

Horn_of_plenty on 02/21/2017:
Thinking about your desire to "redo life." I have had plenty of heartbreak lately and i realize instead of it upsetting me anymore, it's necessary to grow and learn and get something healthier the next time around :-D

happy-1 - Wednesday Feb 15, 2017
(Trying to do meal prep for the week as POLR)
Weight: 246.2

246.2 - Broke my plateau today by .6lbs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WITHOUT COUNTING CALORIES OR WATCHING WHAT I EAT (other than if I eat out it thas to be social or to find a workspace)!!!!!!!!



Ha - this guy live streams Cards Against Humanity... 


Progress as of today: 61.8 lbs lost so far, only 66.2 lbs to go!

Donkey on 02/15/2017:
Congratulations!!! Isn't it a great feeling -- you rock!!

happy-1 on 02/15/2017:

grannyannie on 02/15/2017:
Well done!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 02/16/2017:
1st - congrats to you yes power of meal planning is seriously THE BEST!

2nd - i gotta watch that live stream - it's gotta be hilarious!

happy-1 - Monday Feb 13, 2017
(Trying to do meal prep for the week as POLR)
Weight: 246.8

Meal prep sadness... all the pre-cut / pre made convenience foods I bought at Walmart went bad before the expiration date... gag. Kind of mad about it so I am taking them back tonight.

Dad is still not talking to me. It's been since Wednesday. All I did was say I wouldn't drop him off 6 blocks way when he hasn't walked home from Carls Jr before and ask him to wait till Saturday or Sunday so we could do it together. I'm not going to try biking home from work without a support plan. Geez.


Forgot to weigh in before I showered.


Augh. Trying to sign up for life and disability insurance separate from my employer. Turns out the price is weight-based. What a bummer. And motivation. Maybe I'll just renew my damn Costco membership... They have way better single serving lunch items and they stay fresher.


TJ's force primeval bar

cream ceese

2 cups coffee with half and half



2 slices Dave's white bread done right

1 slice meunster

2 snackpacks of turkey from costco

1tsp mayo mixed with mustard


1 pack of apple slices

1 Babybel reg cheese wheel


Progress as of today: 61.2 lbs lost so far, only 66.8 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 02/13/2017:
def take them back if you have time....you can get all new! that stinks when food spoils too fast...maybe they were out too long before you put them away, either was - if it's a lot - i'd try to return to get new for sure also!

i wouldn't worry about dad, it'll blow over it sounds like a small argument and nothing major?

sorry you forgot to weigh - you can make up for it tomorrow !

happy-1 - Monday Feb 06, 2017
(Trying to do meal prep for the week as POLR)
Weight: 246.8

Have all meals prepped for the week, largely due to the massive prep I did last weekend so I get to be frugal even though I have a cold.

Online shrink helped me restructure my todoist.com to do list in a way that I can segment and prioritize, which was actually really helpful.

Parents got to borrow my car yesterday, which really helped them get stuff done, except they still need to pay a utillity bill, but they say they can take a bus when it stops raining wednesday. I might Lyft tomorrow so they can have my car. 

All in all, looking forward to a productive week.


Woke up at 6, but staggered around w/ head cold.

B - McDonalds oatmeal and oj. I miss eggs.

S1 - Coffee, half n half, water.


Progress as of today: 61.2 lbs lost so far, only 66.8 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 02/06/2017:
....Re your comment back to me about throwing your stuff in the recycle bin (to wash later since i guess your sink was full haha)....had me laughing at my desk at work! LOL!!!!!!!

I am really enjoying doing prep too! I am using my oven now, didn't use it for literally THREE (almost FOUR) YEARS. I was afraid of it since i hadn't used it growing up by myself...i was dumb not to try it sooner! wow!

Ovens are spectacular wow....i am going to be cooking much more now!

i just bought eggs too. decent price on sale at $1.50. I will use dollar store eggs though - down the road when they're available...$1 for eggs is GREAT! :) gym friend suggested i do that :-D

Being frugal can be fun when you see your checking account increase instead of decrease quickly each week!...better at the end of the month after i pay rent and there's still some money left over!!

happy-1 on 02/06/2017:
Yeah! I bought some single serving glass dishes so I can bake up stuff already in the right size containers. I really want these... but at $14.99 each... pricey.


Yeah, with all the cash I've been spending getting organized I am going to hate doing my bill review this month. Ouch.

happy-1 on 02/06/2017:
Oops I mean these... ttps://www.amazon.com/dp/B01L9Z57L6/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_x_NEnMyb35H5FSR

Horn_Of_Plenty on 02/06/2017:
I've been buying cooking goodies also on amazon! kitchen gadgets!

Donkey on 02/11/2017:
Keep up the good work!!

happy-1 on 02/11/2017:

happy-1 - Saturday Feb 04, 2017
(Trying to do meal prep for the week as POLR)
Weight: 246.8

Have a big fat cold and cranky. Dog is sick too. She will have to tough it out since I can't drive her. Poor pup.

 I need hugs, but did not feel well enough to go 2 hours to SD to get them. High fever.

Progress as of today: 61.2 lbs lost so far, only 66.8 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 02/05/2017:
Aww...feel better soon.

happy-1 on 02/06/2017:
TY! Hugs!

Donkey on 02/05/2017:
Hope you feel better soon. Wow, even the dog is sick -- poor puppy :-(

happy-1 on 02/06/2017:
TY! Hugs! She is all better today. I think she just ate grass.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 02/06/2017:
Sending you a big hug Happy xoxo...

Sorry you are sick...i get very cranky when sick also ...it pisses me off so badly!

Get some EXTRA REST!

happy-1 on 02/06/2017:
TY! Hugs! I am the biggest crank. I think I can outcrank you. My mom unexpected brought home raw chicken for my dog and the sink was piled 2 feet high with dishes

happy-1 on 02/06/2017:
So I threw all my tupperware in the recycle bin instead of washing it.

happy-1 - Thursday Feb 02, 2017
(Trying to do meal prep for the week as POLR)
Weight: 246.8

248.8 - Up a lb but it is normal weight fluctuation. I probably won't see my plateau break before month end. 

Progress as of today: 61.2 lbs lost so far, only 66.8 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 02/03/2017:
Scales always fluctuate. A pound or two is okay normally.

Horn_of_plenty on 02/04/2017:
You are very good at meal prep and healthy eating! keep going!!

happy-1 - Wednesday Feb 01, 2017
(Trying to do meal prep for the week as POLR)
Weight: 246.8

247.6 today! Only 1 lb up from lowest. On the right track.


Packed meals according to plan... Flaw in my plan? They all needed to be microwaved and there was a power outage.

4 meals out... At least they were yum. Ending my day at Lemonade for a meetup.


B: Mcdonalds oatmeal and oj

L: Whole foods low carb tacos

S1: Panda express brown rice bowl with firecracker chicken,  2 spring rolls, water

D: Really full... still this is a chance to get a meal at lemonade. Hope I am hungry by 7.




Progress as of today: 61.2 lbs lost so far, only 66.8 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 02/01/2017:
this means you are doing great! keep your head up and thinking positively like this!

happy-1 on 02/01/2017:


grannyannie on 02/02/2017:
Good job!

Horn_of_plenty on 02/02/2017:
sounds like you enjoyed a day off plan! :-D

happy-1 on 02/02/2017:
It was pretty darn delish I have to say. I might start packing lemons and vinegars in my meals so I can pick the flavor up before I eat, LOL.


happy-1 - Tuesday Jan 31, 2017
(Trying to do meal prep for the week as POLR)
Weight: 246.8

Stayed up a bit late last night, but the freezer has been tackled. I had somehow accrued an unreasonable proportional amount of frozen food, so it was good to get it all broken down into meals I can grab and go. Surprisingly, all I had to add to make it work was a box of super food pasta and a can of healthy refried beans.  I made burrito bowls, meatball/pasta bowls, brocolli cheddar bakes with the super good fake mac n cheese sauce from volumetrics, "wet" burrito plates, and some chicken nugget meals. I don't have to do meal prep again next week... or even go food shopping! 

I will conquer! Especially since I went to REI last night to find out why my lighter doesn't work and left with yoga pants and compression sacks as well. Cannot afford to go out to eat at all.  I have been trying to fix my time thieves so I can focus and that is getting expensive.

Need to figure out the calories for the prepped meals before I go food shopping again... But I have a couple of weeks. Maybe I will start a blog. I am not happy with any of the meal prep sites and how they present information.

Come to think of it, there is a habit tracker app I could build too.

Ah, time.


Forgot to weigh myself.

MP1: Waffle breakfast with turkey sausage and cheese. 

MP2: Coffee, half and half, hot chocolate

MP3: Turkey sandwich with cheese, mayo and avocado

MP4: Greek yogurt, 1/3 bottle of kombucha

(Really want a cheeseburger and sweet potato fries with a diet coke for dinner) augh.


Progress as of today: 61.2 lbs lost so far, only 66.8 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/31/2017:
I do agree - you have come a LONG way in terms of organization - i remember you used to buy much more convenience food out if i remember correctly! Now you are planning much more, good for you. I think you are cooking more also...

Sorry about the fights with your 'rents !

Nice job on the freezer, i also have stuff that sits there for months and months! It's a good way to use items you already bought before buying other stuff..i should do this too - or simply throw out some of the freezer food - i should check the expiration dates LOL!

I do love Volumetrics too..that's how i live my own life!..how i plan a TON of my meals. Filling up on veggies always at my work lunches unless i am not in the mood (like when i have my period, not as much in mood for loads of veggies as i'm already bloated up!)

Lately i do not do kombucha anymore bc too expensive....so i mix ACV into seltzer and add stevia...

jayhawkjen on 01/31/2017:
Organization is half the battle (or more)! Well done!

happy-1 - Monday Jan 30, 2017
(Trying to do meal prep for the week as POLR)
Weight: 246.8

OH OF COURSE... You go to meet up with your remote team at a cafe for some coworking and they see a big group of hungry skinny gamer dudes... so they start bringing out MASSIVE PLATTERS OF FREE DESSERT.

Luckily no oranges, pistachios, or dark bitter chocolate. Or turkish coffee. I'm safe.

Dammit. Now I want dessert.

Progress as of today: 61.2 lbs lost so far, only 66.8 lbs to go!

happy-1 - Monday Jan 30, 2017
(Trying to do meal prep for the week as POLR)
Weight: 246.8

 Was up till 1:30am last night and had 4 fights with my parents while doing it... but I have 15 meals and 5 snack trays/5 drinks completely setup and packed for the week and they all fit perfectly in the new meal prep bag. I even have almost all my extra ingredients down to a single Rubbermaid shallow potluck container... So my parents can't complain that I am storing extra food in the fridge!

This may not sound like much, but I really have come a long way this past year in terms of organization and preparation. Really need to thank the online shrink for that.

My food shopping goal is to only buy fresh ingredients for 1 family meal and meal prep stuff. Nothing extra. Since I am the queen of impulse shopping, this is HUGE.

Tonight, I conquer the freezer.


Oh and also... Forgot to weigh in this morning. Feeling pretty happy in my new HM shirt that's only an XL.

Not happy with the habit tracker app I am using. Doesn't let you differentiate between weekdays and weekends. Have to keep looking... or build one?

Also not happy with my to do list app.  It is too easy to move stuff around and accidentally delete stuff.

Progress as of today: 61.2 lbs lost so far, only 66.8 lbs to go!

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