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happy-1 - Friday Jun 22, 2018
(I can do all things through C, 80% or better daily)
Weight: 224.3

Crunched my calories and discovered that cronometer has been padding my calories burned from Fitbit by about 300 calories... so I have been looking at Cronometer thinking I am at a deficit and should burn a pound this week and break my plateau... and UGH!  I'm not. Because I have been eating almost exactly or a little more than what Fitbit says and weigh about what I should weigh based on the calories I ate. If anything it's a miracle I don't weigh MORE than I do right now. UGH. All this struggle and nutritionist assistance and I'm sabotaged by the tool I paid money for. Sent an email to their tech support but BUMMER. 

Progress as of today: 92.7 lbs lost so far, only 18.3 lbs to go!

Donkey on 06/22/2018:
OK, that really sucks. I'm so sorry.

How do you know that Fitbit isn't wrong? Mine is not the most accurate when it comes to a lot of measures, but I still love it because it does tell me, relative to others and to other days, how I'm doing.

happy-1 on 06/22/2018:
I totaled up the calories burned from Cronometer and from Fitbit against my calories consumed... Calculated the difference and divided by 3500 (calories in a pound of fat). Fitbit says I should be about .7 lbs more than when I started on Friday 6/15 and I am about 1.1.. You know, a glass of water difference. Cronometer says I am supposed to have lost 1.3lbs... I'm assuming that Fitbit is correct because my current weight is about what their reports say it would be.


bearcountrygg on 06/22/2018:
That cronometer is a bummer

happy-1 on 06/22/2018:
Better their app than my endocrine system.

happy-1 on 06/22/2018:
But I have been obsessing on weight loss because I feel like it is the thing I can control when everything else is out of control and push myself forward and I felt like I could expect a reward this week, but there is no reward coming. Just forcing back some of the panic and reminding myself that this is one small thing and that I need to focus on my homework.

Hugs to all.



happy-1 - Friday Jun 22, 2018
(I can do all things through C, 80% or better daily)
Weight: 224.3

Up early, day 4. Alarm was set for 5 but I was up at 6, Fitbit says I took a long time to fall asleep last night and was up for a bit... But I got 7 hours and was up on time so Yay me. Plan is to do chores and dog walk till Costco opens at 10 then be first through the doors to get my prescription. I'm planning on checking out a Boba place by there to do homework... ALL DAY.

Except what I really want is a nap. Everything hurts. All I did was drive 3 hours yesterday. Neck is killing me. Maybe I'll use a hotwater bottle for a bit before I get started. I thought about it last night but was too tired to get out of bed.

It was nice to eat the costco rotisserie chickens at the table last night as a meal instead of picking at it until everyone had eaten and putting it away at midnight. Much more human and my portion control was better.

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Chores ran over to 11AM. At least I made progress on sorting things out. Oi. Time management.

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Progress as of today: 92.7 lbs lost so far, only 18.3 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 06/22/2018:
I agree...eating at the table is more civilized...LOL

happy-1 on 06/22/2018:
Right? Better than gnawing in front of the tv.


horn_of_plenty on 06/22/2018:
What is a Boba place??

Totally not a fan of long drives either!

The costco chickens are great!!!!!!!! My sister buys organic chickens (not even cooked!) for $20!!!!!!!!!!

happy-1 on 06/22/2018:
LOL. The costco rotisserie chickens though are addictive. I swear they must put crack in them.


bearcountrygg on 06/22/2018:
I used to make my own yogurt in a little heated contraption with 3 white glass containers before yogurt was even popular back in the 70's



happy-1 - Thursday Jun 21, 2018
(I can do all things through C, 80% or better daily)
Weight: 224.3

Survived the meeting with the EDD and the school. I lucked out and the other student showed and backed me up. The case manager was very helpful and supportive. The owner of the school was a loud mouthed jerk who kept talking over me and trying to get me to lose my cool. I just kept hammering away and eventually we came to an agreement that the instructor would provide a minimum list of competencies and portfolio content for myself and the other student to demonstrate by the end of class, since he taught almost nothing on the syllabus. It's all I wanted... a list of what work I actually needed to complete, a plan for when classes would be held, and what topics I actually needed to learn.

Argh.

Went to bed at 7 last night... Well... Stayed up looking at shoes online till 9. Fitbt says I slept 10 hours. Feels like it. I must have been super, super stressed. 

Found a really cute pair of rubber shoes shaped to look like vans in pink from Native shoes... which are nicer than crocs because they protect your toes and your heels. A little heavy for backpacking, but good for camping and day hikes.

Another day where I got up early and walked my dog to the park. 3 in a row!!!! Build on success. 

I have a lot of homework but the big priority for the day is to take my dad to see friends i town and have some lunch.

Progress as of today: 92.7 lbs lost so far, only 18.3 lbs to go!

horn_of_plenty on 06/21/2018:
I'm glad the meeting worked in your favor.

happy-1 on 06/21/2018:
Well I'm sure there will be retribution.


bearcountrygg on 06/21/2018:
Great the meeting is over...and you got the info you wanted. Look at YOU!!!!! Only 18 pounds to go!!!!

happy-1 on 06/21/2018:
One day at a time. I've eaten on plan all week and done a bunch of long dog walks. Hoping to break that plateau soon. I forgot to weigh in this morning.


Donkey on 06/21/2018:
So glad the outcome of the meeting was good! (Sounds like it was a trial though -- talking over you? What the heck?)

Ooo, your shoes sound so cool! I do love my Crocs but I understand wanting/needing more protection. Crocs definitely do not offer much in that, especially the classic style, which leaves the heel unprotected.

I hope lunch was a success! Keep on doin' yer homework - get 'er done! ;-)

happy-1 on 06/21/2018:
Lunch was short but nice and made dad happy. He has so few good days I was glad to make this happen.



happy-1 - Wednesday Jun 20, 2018
(I can do all things through C, 80% or better daily)
Weight: 224.3

Miracle of miracles I was up at 5:30am, took meds and a shower, then washed dishes till my meds kicked in and I made coffee, ate oatmeal, then walked my dog to the park. Fitbit says it only took 30 min for me to get to sleep last night. Also my sleep cycle is more effective... Slept for 7h and was only awake for 30min. Normally I sleep for 9h to get 7.

8am time to do homework

Progress as of today: 92.7 lbs lost so far, only 18.3 lbs to go!

horn_of_plenty on 06/20/2018:
I'm getting a fitbit soon..i'll let you know when. Donkey has a fitbit too. we can all be friends on there :)

happy-1 on 06/20/2018:
Nice. Deal! Check that you get one that does continuous heart rate, sleep, and waterproof if you can.


bearcountrygg on 06/20/2018:
Much better sleep habits....make the days better.

happy-1 on 06/20/2018:
I've been trying so hard and so long... the tweaks from the nutritionist are really helping me get to sleep easier.


Donkey on 06/20/2018:
If you want -- seriously, no pressure here -- let me know when you're ready to add me as a Fitbit friend. We'll coordinate something to connect.

happy-1 on 06/21/2018:
Yeah that would be fun. How do I find you on fitbit?



happy-1 - Tuesday Jun 19, 2018
(I can do all things through C, 80% or better daily)
Weight: 224.3

Went to a nutrition class today on counting carbs and balancing with protein. Interesting tidbit... vingegar in your water before you eat can reduce your carb absorption by 20%.

Progress as of today: 92.7 lbs lost so far, only 18.3 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 06/20/2018:
That is interesting. Don't drink vinegar straight though...it can damage your stomach and make you nauseous…...but in water...it is also supposed to be good for arthritis.

happy-1 on 06/20/2018:
Yeah, I used to do this just as a tasty drink when I lived by one of those fancy oil vinegar places because I had a taster of some peach vinegar in water. I think I finished the bottle and didn't buy more but now I will do it again.


horn_of_plenty on 06/20/2018:
i have my kombucha but that's a good tip for people that don't "kombucharize!"

for me it would be overboard! good tip.

happy-1 on 06/20/2018:
Yeah, I guess it is a "last 10 lbs" thing. I carry a dropper bottle of stevia for iced tea as a habit, so it would be an easy switch to go back to water and just add a little peach vinegar I put in an old stevia bottle.


horn_of_plenty on 06/20/2018:
i should start carrying a bottle...i tend to use it at work and leave a bottle or two at work....and at home...sometimes i take a break when i'm out....good idea to add it to iced tea......


bearcountrygg on 06/20/2018:
Some lemon in hot water is great for the liver first thing every morning too.


Donkey on 06/20/2018:
I've heard that about apple cider vinegar. I don't think white vinegar would be very tasty.



happy-1 - Tuesday Jun 19, 2018
(I can do all things through C, 80% or better daily)
Weight: 224.3

Not sure where yesterday went, but I went to bed on time for once and got up on time at 6 today . I just wanted to put that here so that I can mark the momentous occasion of incrementally getting my **** together... because we must celebrate our successes.

Grrr get after it!

Progress as of today: 92.7 lbs lost so far, only 18.3 lbs to go!

horn_of_plenty on 06/19/2018:
it feel good to be in bed early enough that it makes getting up less torturous! NICELY DONE!

happy-1 on 06/19/2018:
Ty!


horn_of_plenty on 06/19/2018:
that's weird the recipe wasn't in order...i'm be up a creek without a paddle.

happy-1 on 06/19/2018:
LOL. Yeah I was just annoyed.


bearcountrygg on 06/19/2018:
Seems funny here going to bed while it's still light...but we are doing it many evenings...according to our weather man...it will last another month and then start getting dark sooner..….

happy-1 on 06/19/2018:
Hugs. You will prevail. Look forward to autumn!


Donkey on 06/19/2018:
I echo what Horn says. Good for you for getting your $$$$ together!

happy-1 on 06/20/2018:
Hugs! Ty


Horn_of_plenty on 06/19/2018:
like bcgg, i also go to bed some days when it's still light :)



happy-1 - Monday Jun 18, 2018
(I can do all things through C, 80% or better daily)
Weight: 224.3

Not sure where today went. I slept in. Woke up at 12... made up for the nights of 4h sleep this week. I made some chili which was complicated the first time through the recipe. I need to find more 1 pot meals.

Progress as of today: 92.7 lbs lost so far, only 18.3 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 06/18/2018:
1 pot meals are the bomb!!!!!

happy-1 on 06/19/2018:
Yeah! I need to do more of them. Been a long time since I've tried new recipes.


horn_of_plenty on 06/18/2018:
1 pot meals are awesome. this winter i'm totally getting a crockpot to cook lots of veggies...on days i'm home and it's cold!

chilli is a fantastic 1 pot meal! do you had any meat? turkey? why was the recipe difficult???

sleeping in helps the body so much....i did that yesterday. love waking up without an alarm!

happy-1 on 06/18/2018:
Do an instant po. it has a stainless steel insert that goes on the stovetop and can be a pressure cooker, rice cooker or slow cooker. Tons of accessories for eggs, storing in the fridge, potlucks, etc.

Chili was white bean, chicken thighs, poblano peppers and onions.

Recipe was difficult because it wasn't written in order of operations to be a one pot meal. It should have said roast the poblanos first, then transfer to stovetop to toast the cumin in salt, then brown the chicken, then acc onion, then add peeled seeded chopped poblanos. Instead it had you brown the chicken, then roast the poblanos, then toast the cumin. Ah the wonders of recipe blogs.


Donkey on 06/19/2018:
I've got a crockpot and a great cookbook with crockpot recipes, but have been intrigued by the InstaPot. I think if it hadn't been recalled, I would have one by now. Not sure I can handle the challenge of a pressure cooker...

happy-1 on 06/19/2018:
I missed that it was recalled. It is amazing. I haven't had any problems.


bearcountrygg on 06/19/2018:
My pressure cooker scares me.....so I avoid it...and try not to make it irritated...LOL...….Once we put some baking soda and water in D's tall stainless thermos bottle to clean it...and screwed the lid on.....and after awhile...it actually blew the lid off and damaged the ceiling......and on a laughable moment...back in our newlywed days...I was being little sally homemaker...and I made him a cherry pie...he grabbed the canister of whipped cream...and proceeded to fill it up...and up...and up...until his slice exploded...like like a big ol cherry explosion...again...hitting the ceiling...LOL

happy-1 on 06/19/2018:
OMG. That's actually really dangerous... A vacuum canister in a pressure cooker???? I'm glad you are ok. Also, you know never to use a vacuum canister to boil water right? They explode.



happy-1 - Sunday Jun 17, 2018
(I can do all things through C, 80% or better daily)
Weight: 224.3

OMG. no idea how I got all my homework done by start of class, but I did. Minor miracle. Ate offtrack today but that can't be helped. Stress and exhaustion. After class I treated myself to a walk around the mall to get some extra steps in... I tried on some stuff at Hand M and felt a little "mutton dressed as lamb". Or maybe I need more makeup. Still shocked to be a size L.

Progress as of today: 92.7 lbs lost so far, only 18.3 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 06/18/2018:
YEAHHHHHH Down a size...what FUN!!!

happy-1 on 06/19/2018:
Right????? Wearing a size L top today. I feel skinny.


horn_of_plenty on 06/18/2018:
congrats that you are a new size now :) and smart to get some steps in at the mall...it all helps :) even when i take an extra walk out to my garage (not attached to my apt building so its a minor little walk away), it's extra exercise....it's like walking to a far parking spot. i plan to do that tonight - putting my gym clothes in my car tonight so i don't have to stop in my apt before the gym tomorrow :)



happy-1 - Friday Jun 15, 2018
(I can do all things through C, 80% or better daily)
Weight: 224.3

224.3... back to plateau weight. Just have to keep logging and tracking.

Progress as of today: 92.7 lbs lost so far, only 18.3 lbs to go!

Donkey on 06/15/2018:
Yay!!! You can do this, you are back on track now!

I checked out www.cronometer.com -- that looks so cool! I think for me, with being OCD, it might be a little too much for me, but I can totally see why someone would LOVE using this.

I also like that you're giving yourself "80% or better daily" - because we should give it our best when we can, but be forgiving to ourselves when we can't (for whatever reason).

happy-1 on 06/15/2018:
(Munches on zuchinni brownies and reduced fat mocha almond fudge ice cream)

Yeah, 80% or better... (munch... munch...)


Donkey on 06/16/2018:
LOL! I've heard that black bean brownies are the bomb ;-)

happy-1 on 06/16/2018:
I haven't had a good one yet... but I bet zucchini would help them out. Honestly, you should try my recipe with your cake fascination. I'm finding a healthy cheesecake topping that might hit your buttercream craving.


horn_of_plenty on 06/17/2018:
To what donkey said - anything sweet related and chocolate related is good - I am trying a chocolate raspberry coffee today !!


Horn_of_plenty on 06/17/2018:
congrats on being back at plateau. my goal is to get back to waking up and getting on the scale and seeing the last two digits at 12 and not 16.



happy-1 - Thursday Jun 14, 2018
(I can do all things through C, 80% or better daily)
Weight: 224.3

A corner has been turned. I discovered a fitness tracker that tracks all the micronutrients and has a decent UI for building and using your recipes. https://cronometer.com/

Unfortuntely I spent too much time on it today and put my class at risk. Time management 101.

 

Progress as of today: 92.7 lbs lost so far, only 18.3 lbs to go!

Maria7 on 06/15/2018:
Happy for you about your fitness tracker. Hope you have a blesssed day. I LOVE your title above your page about I can do all things through Christ, btw. :-D Take care.

happy-1 on 06/15/2018:
You are a high achiever and can do all things. I am just shooting for 80% or better.



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