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happy-1 - Tuesday Mar 07, 2017
(Trying to do meal prep for the week as POLR)
Weight: 246.2

Bouncing back from hypothermia. Nothing like almost losing a few brain cells or a finger or two to give you renewed dedication to your health.

And missing out a super hot guy that your friend backstabs you to get to. But I digress.

To make sure I get back on the horse, I signed up for a 3 day backpacking trip on the PCT with REI for October. That's my training goal and timeline.

Next I signed up to go to a test class for my old boss' small business... a meetup bootcamp training session. I expect to be abused mentally and physically, cry like a little girl, and puke a lot... but ultimately be a better human.

March 24 I am going to get my car evaluated at Carmax and see what I have to work with to get a 4x4 vehicle.

And to kick off the whole thing I crunched the numbers on my meal prep today. Apparently I thought I was roughly in the ball park... but was nowhere near what I actually need to be just to keep walking around on this planet for any length of time. OH MY FING GOD WHAT HAVE I BEEN THINKING??????? The sodium levels alone must be turning me into a salt lick.


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

happy-1 on 03/07/2017:
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grannyannie on 03/08/2017:
Hypothermia?! That can be bad! You sound very motivated. Go for it!!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/08/2017:
So how'd you get the hypothermia??? glad you are ok!

Guys are the end all to us women right!? UGH MEN! How they mess with our emotions and sanity! LOL...

Sodium is easy to go over...probably can prevent it by cooking and preparing like you usually do your own food...lately i cook more too...finally baked my cabbage in oven and was SO TASTY...planning to roast / bake more veggies on the weekend or next week :)

Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/08/2017:
also, besides veggies, i'm starting to cook my own meat and hopefully white (light) fish types soon...no fish yet.....

and i also am cooking carbs....like potatoes, cooking bananas, rice & couscous! I feel so cool that I can fully cook :-) and know it's all cheaper and everything! Planning to cook turkey burgers again tonight :)

happy-1 on 03/08/2017:
Yum! I was picking up prepackaged stuff at Trader Joes to make meal prep easier

happy-1 - Friday Mar 03, 2017
(Trying to do meal prep for the week as POLR)
Weight: 246.2


Ate a ton yesterday.  Like 5 dinners.  Emotional? Exhaustion? 

I dunno. Woke up cranky, and got mad at my dog for knocking big water bottles out of the way to sleep in the dirt.  YUCK.  Need to prioritize a rug cleaner for sure.

Proud of myself for mailing in my boots as a defective product. It's hard to find good quality boots in plus sizes. These were fancy quality boots but they made the heel cups out of cardboard and they tore out. Unrepairable. So mad.


Every day I am closer to being less of a hot mess. My taxes are filed, my dog is licensed...  my car tags came in the mail today...




Diet coke

1/2 a turkey burger

1/2 fries


hummus cup

pita chips


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

Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/03/2017:
LOL to your 5 dinners.

Tonight my plan is to RELAX. and to eat the Cod fish! that i picked up at the local small supermarket! I was soooo surprised to walk there & find such a healthy find! And instead of fried, it was totally rubbed with herbs and spices. They had tons, all freshly made!!!

Next, they also had freshly made roasted veggies...oh...how tasty indeed! So fresh and even including mushrooms....i love when mushrooms are included bc i feel that not many places waste time slicing mushrooms up to add into veggie dishes! so i like mushrooms, bc everyone always skimps on them in their dishes....even at restuarants...never enough mushrooms!

I hope you get money back for your boots! you do right!?

happy-1 on 03/03/2017:
We'll see. They might consider cheaping on the heel cup part of the design.

I love sliced mushrooms too! I get bagfuls at trader joes and use a bag per recipe.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/03/2017:
oh....lately i am making turkey burgers too!

I tried stove top = too smokey....

so now i do it under the broiler and there's no smoke...they get puffy and retain their moisture better too ;) when broiled!

I am enjoying learning to cook!

Donkey on 03/03/2017:
"Less of a hot mess" --- I liked this :-) Keeping on keeping on!

happy-1 on 03/04/2017:
LOL. My project plan says that I will no longer be a "hot mess". Yeah, I'll still be a mess... but not a "hot mess".

Ultimately, I want to be bad ass with my **** together.

Crawl then walk.

Horn_of_plenty on 03/04/2017:
i also eat a lot when fully exhausted which is def why i try to sleep more and stuff...especially when i have the opportunity like after work on friday nights. !

happy-1 - Wednesday Mar 01, 2017
(Trying to do meal prep for the week as POLR)
Weight: 246.2

Doh! Forgot my errand box and my wallet at home this morning when I doubled back to grab my lunch.

At least I got a little sleep, have good hair and am only 1lb up from lowest. I will burn it down. I will burn it down. I will burn it down.

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

Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/01/2017:

happy-1 on 03/01/2017:
LOL ty

Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/01/2017:
I hate forgetting things also...btw...whenever we rush it happens MORE.

congrats on your weight being down....like i said before.

I wish my hair was easier to maintain....ugh! wish to cut it all off so badly.

happy-1 on 03/01/2017:
I did. All the red dye killed it. Plus I read while it processes and left it on too long last time. So now it is just to my collar!

Horn_of_plenty on 03/03/2017:
Do you like it that short? Whenever i cut mine short like that, it doesn't flatter me at all :-(

Last time was 2yrs ago, my stylist screwed up!

Horn_of_plenty on 03/03/2017:
So....I never went back again!

happy-1 on 03/03/2017:
I wouldn't either! I only have ever had one good haircut and she was fired so I can't find her again.

happy-1 - Tuesday Feb 28, 2017
(Trying to do meal prep for the week as POLR)
Weight: 246.2

Up 5 lbs but survived a rough week and filed my taxes, got a haircut, did some retirement stuff, and my key trackrs came today... no more lost keys. Took my parents to dinner, but it was difficult. Have been trying to sleep for 3 hours... and my dog just put her paw and chin on my toes to say "there there". Love my dog.

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

museumgirl on 02/28/2017:
Animals are the best! Good luck to you.

happy-1 on 02/28/2017:
Aw, ty

Horn_Of_Plenty on 02/28/2017:
sorry for your lack of sleep, i'm sure you'll find a catch up day soon...we all do!

happy-1 on 02/28/2017:
Aw, ty...

happy-1 - Tuesday Feb 28, 2017
(Trying to do meal prep for the week as POLR)
Weight: 246.2

Half dead from exhaustion. Parents kept waking me up... they were restless and active because I took them to dinner and perked them up. Guess that backfired on me. So tired. Kind of spacey and forgetting stuff. Might get a hotel room tonight.

B - Mc Donalds for an egg mc muffin with hashbrown and oj. Morale boost

S - Coffee, half n half, soy millk, high fiber cereal

I think I am extra hungry from the sleep deprivation.

L - 1 piece sourdough, 2 slices bacon, 1 serving turkey, 1 serving avocado, tomato, lettuce, water

(and 2 bites of an enchilada meal from Trader Joes that tasted like feet and was bad enough I want my money back)

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

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.

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