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happy-1 - Saturday Sep 15, 2018
(Change all through C, track time, pain, and food)
Weight: 221.4

224.5

Was good on calories all day yesterday but then blew it at night with too many peanuts. I bought 5 jars on sale and I can’t seem to control my portion sizes. As soon as a bottle is open... It is the whole thing, down the hatch and all careful eating blown. Stupid. I just can’t stop. I had to stop buying trail mix for the same reason. I can only buy what I am going to consume on a trip and then send the rest home with someone else. I guess peanuts are in the same category. I even bought unsalted, dry roasted so that they would be less “moresys”. Nope. Down the hatch. I wasn’t even that hungry. I guess the Lunesta relaxes me and then I snack.

Last night I tried that routine app and successfully did all my habits for the first time. It was kind of a lot of work and i was exhausted after. Proud of myself. Despite 0 caffeine yesterday I had a hard time getting to sleep and I ended up oversleeping this morning. It’s 9AM and too hot already to walk my ancient dog to the park. At least for me anyway. I’m going to wait till the afternoon and ask my mom to be ready with the car in case it’s too much for her and we need a ride home. I’ll still try the morning routine though and just take those habits out.

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Just realized that I have a camping trip coming up at the end of September! Something to look forward to!!! Glad I kept my camping stuff organized

Progress as of today: 95.6 lbs lost so far, only 15.4 lbs to go!

Donkey on 09/15/2018:
Um... So I'm guessing that you don't have the bathroom problems I had after eating a whole jar of peanuts?

Obviously, I have similar issues with nuts. Trail mix too, probably, but whatever I buy goes straight to my daughter, who can, fortunately, moderate her serving sizes.

happy-1 on 09/15/2018:
Nope. Happy tummy. It says “You have two jars left. What are you waiting for?”

Contemplating giving them to neighbors and buying single serve packets at sams club.


BearCountryGG on 09/16/2018:
How about putting them in baggies in serving sizes ( wonder if you could freeze them)

happy-1 on 09/17/2018:
I did! I was opening the jars to do that as part of weekly meal prep. Down the hatch.


Maria7 on 09/16/2018:
I'm like you, once I open a big bag of unsalted almonds, I keep at them until they are finished, keeping them close by like they are my 'special food' I am to snack on. If I don't open the bag, I'm good, ha!

happy-1 on 09/17/2018:
Right? I had to give up trail mix completely. I hope I don’t have to give up peanuts too.


graindart on 09/16/2018:
Nuts and trail mix are something I just have to skip buying when I'm trying to watch my calories. Like you, I have no desire to eat a small handful of them, I want to eat the entire bag.


horn_of_plenty on 09/17/2018:
many times, i stick to buying much of the same snacks and not rotating so that i get slightly "bored" of the taste and i am not as quick to overeat things i am used to. I no longer eat lots of peanuts or nuts, as i snack on them now as a health food, i do not really see them as junk anymore and do not have a want to overeat on them anymore....

i actually do not like unsalted nuts, they don't have enough flavor. if you do not have a problem with salt, you may want to try salted or lightly salted...when things do not have any flavor, you want to eat more of them bc you are never satisfied.

happy-1 on 09/17/2018:
That is actually a super good point on the unsalted thing. Like I don’t go overboard on dark chocolate but I cannot stop on semisweet



happy-1 - Friday Sep 14, 2018
(Change all through C, track time, pain, and food)
Weight: 221.4

223.7

Woke up this morning with 9h of sleep under my belt, no neck pain, but strangely depressed and lots of hopeless waking thoughts. Not a great way to start the day. The difference between before my neck adjusted and today is that I could sit up, slap myself, and go make oatmeal and wait for my meds to kick in so I can focus and get started. Super glad to have this site/group to come to, read logs, and contribute to someone else’s happiness even a little bit. Makes me feel more “worthwhile “ and get a positive mindset going.

So today... I will make my first order of business to go get a real cup of coffee somewhere and pull my brain together. I will buy a storage clipboard for my to do list. I will get some lettuce and cilantro for taco bowls. I will do a Costco run to get meds. I will walk my dog to the park and try doing yoga there. I will come home and make ground turkey tacos for dinner. I will put on my favorite Lucky Brand goal jeans and maybe even buy some new goal jeans.

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And incidentally I will include that I learned from my nutritionist that a snack of string cheese, apple, peanuts and almond butter that is over target calories is better than a protein bar that is fewer calories because over the course of the week my calories will likely even out and I’ll feel more full and eat less overall... because they were whole, unprocessed foods and my brain will register as having really eaten.

Aaand a brand new top in 0X I bought in May no longer fits. I must have lost A LOT of backfat because the neckline is well below my bra. Had to come home and change to a smaller top.

Trying a new app for habits tonight. Morning Routine is a habit tracker that lets you enter your habits as “routines”, the time to start and then the time to do each habit. When you are ready to start your routine you turn it on and follow the audio prompts. When you complete it you mark it complete and then it records the time it took you to do it. I set up my bedtime routine tonight and morning routine for tomorrow. Basically I’m hoping to automate task transitions because that’s where I get stuck and lose track of time and then end up in bed at midnight.

Ross run while running errands. Replaced my fancy pink yoga slides with basic black adidas pool slides from Ross marked down from $39 to $9! Ended up splurging on a new coffee mug to make drinking coffee while walking my dog easier in the morning. It is insulated, big enough to fit a shaker ball and a lot of water, intant coffee, protein powder, and ice. It also has a screw on/shake without spilling lid.... And a handle! Here’s hoping it gets me through my morning routine faster. It is a very “sexy” product in that it feels right in your hand and appealing to drink from... like whatever is in it will automatically be more delicious. Kind of like finding a perfect beer mug.

Progress as of today: 95.6 lbs lost so far, only 15.4 lbs to go!

BearCountryGG on 09/14/2018:
I have found the same thing about the same thing with protein bars...I think they make me more hungry.

happy-1 on 09/14/2018:
But somehow the goodrx bars... especially if chilled in the fridge... are soooooooo satisfying to chomp on... like a dog with a kong toy.


BearCountryGG on 09/14/2018:
The RX bars are amazingly tasty.....

happy-1 on 09/15/2018:
That’s because they have crack in them ;)


horn_of_plenty on 09/17/2018:
i love me some long sleep of 9 hours :)



happy-1 - Thursday Sep 13, 2018
(Change all through C, track time, pain, and food)
Weight: 221.4

225.4, but I got out my tape measure today and it says I have dropped 2% bodyfat in the last 6 weeks... but it doesn’t take into account all the measurements... I’ve lost a BUNCH of inches since last measurements... 1.25 inches of underarm wing fat (less flapping when I say goodbye), 2.5 inches of back fat (no unseemly bulging above and below my bras forcing me into giant car cover plus size bras), .5 inch off my waist... but it overall looks better there, 1.5 inches off my butt, and a whole inch off each of my calves!!! Really excited about this because I feel like Popeye when I look at them and they are the reason I can’t buy rugged quality black boots, just fashion quality. So basically I am burning fat, toning up, but not dropping weight. Also, my Lucky Brand goal jeans are now the only jeans that fit, and I can wear them with a tight-fitting tank top now!!!!

Slow progress is still progress.

Also, really feeling the difference in my neck today. I woke up without pain or numbness. My dad tried to fight with me and I kept calm and said his reaction was out of scale and we both needed to count to 10 (I had finished his laundry because he fell asleep and he flipped out... I do this all the time and usually he appreciates it but today it felt like I was controlling him).

Blah! Still a little thrown off. I’m hungry and I need coffee, bad. Logging here resettles my brain. It’s Thursday and time to take my dog out for the K9 meetup, complicated by the intermittent peeing issue. Time to buy a diaper I guess.

Progress as of today: 95.6 lbs lost so far, only 15.4 lbs to go!

Maria7 on 09/13/2018:
Yes, progress is progress. I even like to say, 'not gaining IS progress'!

happy-1 on 09/13/2018:
Ok! I like that. Hugs!!!!


BearCountryGG on 09/13/2018:
Yes....It's all progress CONGRATS!

happy-1 on 09/13/2018:
TY!!! Hugs! Maybe I will follow you to Onederland!


horn_of_plenty on 09/13/2018:
the sleeping pills i take here and there are Sleepinol - over the counter but soooo strong!

Your weightloss is so great! it's gradual over time which means you'll keep it off...way to go, senorita! we are proud of you!

happy-1 on 09/13/2018:
Hugs! Love the support here. It’s a pretty amazing group here!


Donkey on 09/14/2018:
Cheering you on! I seldom see (my own) progress with inches, so I'm quite impressed that the tape measure is so kind to you :)

happy-1 on 09/14/2018:
Right??? I was banging my head against the wall on not making any progress in this time where I consider my first priority to get in better shape so I can win over all the challenges before me... but then I took measurements and saw that I am in fact making progress.

Are you taking all your measurements? like forearms, upper arms, calves, knees, thighs? Do you do fitness tests every 6 weeks like how long you can hold a plank, time to run a mile, resting heart rate, blood pressure, etc?



happy-1 - Wednesday Sep 12, 2018
(Change all through C, track time, pain, and food)
Weight: 221.4

No weigh in today. Was kind of a spaz this morning because I slept wrong. I will have to buy some more foam pillows. They are hard like a shelf.

Wish legcramps was still posting... I have decided to buy a bike trainer used so that I can do cardio and practice riding in clips at home. I saw a couple used at play it again sports yesterday for $70 but i don’t know what I am doing with them and I know quality is important for stability.

Progress as of today: 95.6 lbs lost so far, only 15.4 lbs to go!

Horn_of_plenty on 09/12/2018:
maybe research that model and see what weight it allows and reviews....then you'll know better if it is for you~~

i slept like a log...took a sleeping pill and slept at least 10 hrs and could have slept even more if not for my darn alarm! lol

happy-1 on 09/12/2018:
I need those. Took mine at 8:30pm and still waiting for it to kick in.

happy-1 on 09/12/2018:
I suspect I am going to want a $2k and just end up buying something on craigslist for $50 so i can do cardio while watching tv on mornings I am to anxious to walk my dog. I feel less aware of the goings on around me and vulnerable


Donkey on 09/12/2018:
I did a little research a couple of years ago on bike trainers. Some can be quite loud, apparently, so it's worth spending more to get a quiet trainer.

happy-1 on 09/12/2018:
Yeah... That’s probably what will happen... I’ll want the most fancy, expensive thing out there, lol. There’s a cycling game out now called Zwift that looks awesome... You buy a smart trainer and then it adjusts the resistance to match the route... but I can’t tell if it is suitable for someone who is basically a lump of human and just getting started.


BearCountryGG on 09/13/2018:
Is it getting dangerous in your area too? All of Michigan is on alert now..….women and girls as young as 2 yrs old are being kidnapped......they are walking around and watching kids in shopping carts, old ladies yell for help in a car in a parking lot and if you stop to talk to he a guy jumps out, and throws you in the car...kids at bus stops...it's crazy...I guess we just can't be too careful anymore....crazy world we live in.

happy-1 on 09/13/2018:
I live in a ghetto in LA. It’s always dangerous. I always carry personal defense and also bear spray when I walk my dog. The bear spray is for the coyotes. We have packs and they eat pets.


BearCountryGG on 09/13/2018:
I used to carry pepper spray years ago ( the early 80's) when I sold Real Estate...never had to use it thankfully but came too close once....I was driving a guy to see some vacant acreage......he was creeping me out...and wanted me to walk the land with him and I decided that would not be wise...I told him he could walk it.….he wasn't happy about that.....I was so relieved to get back to the office!!! I've looked into the bear spray for walking around our area....but the cans are so big......I would really like it better if it was in the smaller pocket size canisters.....



happy-1 - Tuesday Sep 11, 2018
(Change all through C, track time, pain, and food)
Weight: 221.4

No weigh in this morning. I am a lump of human. Couldn't sleep at all last night. Fitbit says I got to sleep about 2:30 and woke up on time at 6AM... But my brain didn't kic in till 11AM. I don't think Starbucks via packets have enough caffeine in them. AUGH.

Discovery 1: My dog loves unsalted, dry roasted peanuts as much as I do. Easy way to get calories into my old pup!!!!

Discovery 2: CBD oil for dogs is useless on sore muscles topically applied. I'm not sure there is anything in this bottle.

Discovery 3: There is a super-hot plus model on the H&M site now!!!!  Why yes... You can be a plus size, normal boobs, and still be hot!!!! Also I don't think her hair and makeup takes an hour every day... She looks like she just got out of the gym and is ready to take on her workday! http://www2.hm.com/en_us/productpage.0678224001.html

 

Progress as of today: 95.6 lbs lost so far, only 15.4 lbs to go!

horn_of_plenty on 09/12/2018:
nice to see models of all sizes....glad you are liking it too! sorry the pain relief doesn't work for your dog!

happy-1 on 09/12/2018:
well my dog really likes the cookies from this brand and chills after 2 and wants to cuddle but I dunno the oil works much.

I liked her because she has a similar build to me if I had better abs... but she’s an attainable vision for me, even if she’s 20 years younger.


BearCountryGG on 09/12/2018:
I also like to ee models in all sizes...it does help to know how clothes will fit a person that is really that size.

happy-1 on 09/13/2018:
I just appreciate a plus size model without ginormous boobs. I get that they are the most popular bodyshape for guys... but for those of us who don’t fit that mold it gets super depressing. Nothing like being a size 22 and a B cup to get you dates.



happy-1 - Monday Sep 10, 2018
(Change all through C, track time, pain, and food)
Weight: 221.4

224.7

Today I have OT and yoga. Did not get as much done this weekend as I wanted to. But today is a new day and I will try again. Since Friday, I moved my bed and personal stuff into the spare room and created a workspace in the living room. I set up my old art desk and got the file cabinet in place. I also pre-treated the carpets with nature’s miracle, which needs a couple of weeks to do its job before I can use soap on the carpets. I made several dinners, washed dishes x6 sink full, took my mom grocery shopping/errand shopping, and repaired odds and ends. I booked yoga classes for m, w, and su. I ordered a couple of things to get me out looking good and most importantly, feeling good (I just can’t deal with the sensory element of too big clothes). I restarted my Rise membership and logged all my meals to the nutritionist. I incorporated her feedback to several of my meals. I flaked on a date, watched too much Netflix, got into a snafu with puppet dude, and went into and came out of a “bummed cycle “. I did not walk my dog enough or take her on an adventure, so I am glad I have the k9 happy hour this thursday to make me accountable to get her out to a park. Tuesday I will treat myself to a $5 movie at the AMC as a reward for pushing through anxiety this weekend and getting at least 1 action done per day to move forward.

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OT says to limit my to do list to 3-5 things in addition to habits and that most adults take an hour to get dressed and ready in the morning. That is staggering. I don’t know how I would have done anything in my life if I planned to take an hour just to dress and eat. She said that yes, chronic pain can lead to a constant sense of doom... Constant pain =‘s a constant stress signal to the brain and irritability and conflict reinforces it... but I need to see a neck specialist to determine what is wrong with my neck and what can be done to make me more consistently free of pain. Anyway I have a list of things to focus on, and I need to devlelop more realistic expectations to reduce anxiety.

Progress as of today: 95.6 lbs lost so far, only 15.4 lbs to go!

Donkey on 09/10/2018:
Sounds like it was a busy weekend!


graindart on 09/10/2018:
My wife sets her alarm for 90 minutes before she needs to leave the house. I set mine for 15 to 20 minutes before. I don't have a clue what she does for 90 minutes, but she says she doesn't like to feel rushed.


BearCountryGG on 09/11/2018:
I agree with limiting the number of things...it's more satisfying to get all things done..then to feel like you didn't accomplish what you wanted.


Horn_of_plenty on 09/11/2018:
WOW...it does take me around an hour to get ready in morning..including the shower, dressing, eating, relax a hair, and packing food.

you are doing great with your plans and very forward thinking.

i do agree with your OT...if you limit tasks, there's more of a chance you can get them done :)

$5 movie sounds awesome!



happy-1 - Sunday Sep 09, 2018
(Change all through C, track time, pain, and food)
Weight: 221.4

Didn’t get everything done yesterday I wanted. Mostly because I took my mom to 3 stores which I hadn’t planned on and gave myself a headache that laid me out at 6pm on. Should have just gone to sleep then, but got hooked on Iron Fist S2 on Netflix and then couldn’t sleep till 3am. Life lessons. At least I got up at 9ish and didn’t sleep so long I won’t sleep tonight. Just back on the horse. Day 1. Ugh.

Also, my DIY ear piercing isn’t healing and my ear swelled up last night so off to the Minute Clinic for bumps, bruises, and general home idiocy.

So that list from yesterday is still in progress. I may not be losing fat but I am losing inches. Had to buy a new pair of yoga pants in size M-Tall, a smaller belt, and a smaller bra. Bless Old Navy and their tall sizes. Bless H&M for their Swedish bras that fit the ridiculously tall, fat, flat-chested women of America and have long enough bra straps. My size 14 jeans are falling down and I may need to order size 12s soon... but I want good ones!!!! So that will be a clearance item. Wish Lucky Brand made tall sizes.

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No fast food pact with puppet dude went terribly wrong. The pact was to not eat anything from a drive thru or fast food restaurant for 1 week. I passed on pizza, tacos, everything this week and made healthy versions at home. He went to Farmer Boys yesterday and confessed to breaking our pact. First one to break has to do a truth or dare... So I said 1/4 tsp pepper sauce, down the hatch. I really didn’t think it was that bad (I put that on my eggs) but he said I was mean. I told him not to do it then... no big deal... but it turned into a thing because he said he was honor-bound to show me that he can do something he said he would do. I said don’t do it because it’s not any fun any more and if you do it now it will just make me sad. I asked what he would have dared me to do and he said to go on another date with him. I said why dare me to do a date? We were already going to do that. A dare to go on a date makes it super awkward. What’s the point of dating a man-boy standup comedian who makes puppets if you can’t do stupid stuff together? I don’t want to be grown up and serious all the time. Sometimes I just want to be stupid and have some fun.

Progress as of today: 95.6 lbs lost so far, only 15.4 lbs to go!

BearCountryGG on 09/10/2018:
He sounds shy.

happy-1 on 09/10/2018:
Probably. Neither a good thing or a bad thing. Just a thing. I’m shy too but not 1:1.



happy-1 - Saturday Sep 08, 2018
(Change all through C, track time, pain, and food)
Weight: 221.4

224.7

Was on-plan yesterday but gained a lb back. It may take a couple of weeks to get down past 221 again. Grrrr. Neck was fine but talking to that OKC dude on the phone wore me out emotionally and I was too tired to do anything. Stayed in last night and used a digital scale to pack oatmeal and snacks for the week... like they were dime bags in a movie.

Puppet dude had a bad low blood sugar episode after his run and I slept 12h and missed his call so he went home and to drive Uber. Why do I feel so out of it when I sleep a long time? I went to.bed at 9 last night... I should have naturally woken up about 5AM. My dad caught me still sleeping at 8am but I didn’t really move till 9AM.

Plan for today is to keep taking advantage of productivity streak.

1. Do some basics for functionality while working on getting furniture up on foam to clean the rugs. It’s hard because everything has another project in front of it... To put a bookcase up on blocks, I need to take the books out and list them on ebay, put the bookcase on the blocks, then put them back in.

2. Wait for the temp to go down and take my dog to the park and do a yoga video there. Just my dog, my phone and my yoga mat.

3. Buy and pack my supplements for the month.

4. Book classpass classes for the week.

5. Work on OT homework and notes.

6. Make more doggie dinners and our dinner.

I kind of run out of gas at 8pm these days... so 11 AM now... I can do this.

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Also, I incorporated a cesar salad into pizza night for my parents and served that with boneless wings first before putting out the pizza. I wasn’t doing salads for them because my dad won’t eat dark leafy greens and iceberg has no nutritional value on top of which dressing adds fat and calories . Nutritionist says use salad anyway because it will trigger stretch receptors to feel full. I also served plain grapes for dessert. It definitely helped my dad feel like he had a full meal... but probably because I made up the whole bag of boneless wings. Still better than cracking open a second pizza, even if it was ultra thin crust.

Progress as of today: 95.6 lbs lost so far, only 15.4 lbs to go!

Donkey on 09/08/2018:
Good plans for today! And I agree with your entire approach to pizza night. Well done!

happy-1 on 09/09/2018:
Tonight I made chinese food and I stir fried coleslaw to go alongside after I browned the chicken. Easy add on veg!


graindart on 09/08/2018:
I can't eat pizza when I'm on-plan. I just don't have the desire to eat 1 or 2 slices and stop. Buffalo wings are one of my favorite things and we'll be having them tonight. Unfortunately on-plan means I won't be dipping them in blue cheese dressing tonight.

happy-1 on 09/08/2018:
I crave ranch. If you take greek yogurt and mix it with a packet of ranch dressing, it’s a good fake substitute


Maria7 on 09/08/2018:
Hope you are having a good day.


Horn_of_plenty on 09/09/2018:
i know what you mean by getting emotionally / physically drained by talking on the phone to someone too long or similar scenarios even at work - keep your limits, next time you may want to decide beforehand how long you can stay on phone and simply hang up saying to him you have to leave the house & can't be talking now...set up limits.


BearCountryGG on 09/09/2018:
For me...I'm finding the more time I spend on the iPhone/computer...the less I actually achieve. For me it's busy work...something to keep me from actually doing something. If I'm not motivated......I turn the computer off and set my timer...and get busy......I can easily spend hours playing words with friends, surfing the net or looking for apps....and in the end...I have nothing to show for it.....so I have had to pry myself away from it...it's so addictive and I feel so tired yet I've done basically nothing......I've had to go back to my old ways...and just turn off the electronics and actually do the work.



happy-1 - Friday Sep 07, 2018
(Change all through C, track time, pain, and food)
Weight: 221.4

223.7. Still up from my low but working on it. Fell off my new “trying” streak last night into a bag of fair trade dark chocolate buttons... like M and Ms, but not killing the planet while stuffing my face. They are only in recipe-sized bags and I was going to make single servings but they didn’t make it all the way home. So starting over on Day 1 again. I gave myself this week off from workouts to do chores at home while my neck is still “working” and have managed to move the easy chairs out of my old bedroom and my bed into their place. I can’t remember the last time I was able to move something like a leather recliner on my own... let alone a bed. Kind of on par with the shock level a couple of weeks ago when I was able to put all my weight on my hands and walk my feet up to the top of the yoga mat... I totally am just astonished and shocked. Still a lot of work to be able to sleep in there but I hope to be off the couch and in my bed by the end of next week.

Currently celebrating at my favorite diner where I ordered a single cheeseburger lettuce wrap (instead of my former double per instructions from nutritionist on Rise) and an order of sweet potato fries with ranch (half of which I put in a tupperware container brought specifically for that purpose to cut calories without creating trash). Tiny changes.

Friday night. Have a date off OKC for froyo. Between now and then I am hitting the 99cent store for some white cloths to wash down all the walls... maybe the grocery store. No plans for the weekend other than church Sunday and Classpass yoga. I’m poking around the app store trying to find a meal plan, coach, and workouts all in one. I tried 8fit but it was buggy. Probably just a bad release so I’ll try it again in a couple of months. Maybe I’ll try the DDP yoga app at the park with my dog. I bought 2 Gaiam yoga blocks at Marshalls this week... A frugal buy at $4.99 each!

So weird and foreign to me to think “OK I will do this task now” and then just do it like I used to. Like a week now. I know I have a crazy high pain tolerance, but I can’t believe one tiny little “pop” at my skull joint makes such a difference. Had to reschedule OT appointment this morning so I didn’t get to ask her today if that was enough of something wrong to have made everything so hard. I had some neck pain after I moved my bed frame before I warmed up, freaked out, and rescheduled for Monday.

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Talked to OKC dude on the phone... augh sounds sooo... exhausting. He’s also a musician... which means constant noise and partying. Puppet dude is running a 5K down by me so I will meet up with him tomorrow instead.

Progress as of today: 95.6 lbs lost so far, only 15.4 lbs to go!

Horn_of_plenty on 09/09/2018:
Nice job to get to prioritizing and schedule home chores and cleaning instead of the gym...i agree, it's hard to do both!

your food celebration choices do sound a lot healthier, nice job! and you can still enjoy a burger and fries! very good!!

good job on being frugal! for about a couple months now, i'm soooo the opposite. i've been buying the fitness home equipment and never recovered fully from buying flights, so i recovered the charges by using some of my savings...lol...

i always get more pain in the morning...it's good to move and stretch on your own. hopefully instead of OT appointments in the future, you can use the exercises you learn at home :) it'll save you the traveling time between home and the OT office!



happy-1 - Wednesday Sep 05, 2018
(Change all through C, track time, pain, and food)
Weight: 221.4

Restarted my Rise subscription yesterday... had on plan eating all day. Went to bed early. Got up early. Still on plan and it's 3:50pm... AND I made a meal plan / grocery list for the week WITH MY MOM'S INPUT that got a stamp of approval from the nutritionist with the suggestion that I throw in some cauliflower rice to bulk up the meals.

I also put pen to paper for the meal planning app idea I had. I have been struggling with how to get people to pay for it... and I think I am gaining on that. Now I am taking a brain break. I will go on to tackle my to do list... that is perfectly organized with my post it system. Then I will go to yoga... because my clothes are ready and my mat is washed.

One small neck joint stood between me and productivity. Now I just need to strengthen my neck so it doesn't slip back.

Oh, and some micro-gifts for my mom... CBD oil and a pair of bluetooth headphones. I've had peace since yesterday. She's even been pleasant. It's astonishing.

Hammering out the kinks one day at a time.

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Ran my app idea past puppet dude. He thinks it is amazing and people would fork out cash for it as a no-brainer. At least that's good first positive reaction.

Progress as of today: 95.6 lbs lost so far, only 15.4 lbs to go!

Horn_of_plenty on 09/05/2018:
i've heard great things even from a coworker about CBD oil.

glad you aren't having pain...and yes, cauliflower is such a savior!

happy-1 on 09/05/2018:
Yeah, pot was never really my thing and the thing about pain is it tells you when NOT to keep moving so I am not going for anything stronger than arnica and advil... but super glad the laws are changing for people who do have terrible pain.


BearCountryGG on 09/06/2018:
Glad your neck is feeling better

happy-1 on 09/07/2018:
Ty!!!! Big hugs



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