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innerpeace - Wednesday May 05, 2021

Weight: 290.2

Went to the office yesterday - half the day!

Today I took the girl to her first behind the wheel driving class - 2 hours - rainy/overcast/chilly - not the best conditions. I was more nervous than she was. I left my girl with an older gentleman for driving class...alone! After they left I started thinking, I didn't get the make and model of the car or the tag number. I didn't get a good look at the instructor. My brain just about blew up thinking of all the bad that could come. Needless to say, I was a nervous wreck for 2 hours until she came back. She did OK - made 3's (on everything)...except parking!! OMG she is the worst parker oh, and a 2 on turns.

Next time I will know the make/model and tag # of the vehicle they are driving in!! Thank you DATELINE!!

Sitting in my car I looked up and saw this awesomeness...This is the view from my sun roof sitting in the parking lot - so cool to me!! FIrst the smaller drops and then later the bigger drops.

Despite the rain, still took the doggos out last night - just a short walk...because of the rain.

On the way home we did spot this bunny in the neighbor's yard- Right after I took this photo it took off like a shot because of the dogs...but it was cute!

Last night I made little hamburger sliders with dinner rolls. That was all we had. I asked both DH and the girl if they wanted a vegetable...both said no, so I didn't bother!

Tonight I made burritos with the left over chicken with refried beans and cheese. Lettuce and tomato with salsa and sour cream.

Took the doggos on a short walk before we left for driving class, I will take them again after dinner...if it is isn't raining. It is only like 52 degrees - very un May like!

Have a great evening...GO INDIANS!!

Progress as of today: 47.7 lbs lost so far, only 80.2 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 05/05/2021:
That was a scary thought......back in the day we never worried about these things but now.....it's so much different.

Donkey on 05/06/2021:
I'm pretty sure *I* am the world's worst parker. Pretty sure...

I'm grateful for our rain today. It's been rather dry, I've noticed, by the number of times I have to fill my birdbaths.

I usually have to have at least 1 green vegetable with lunch and dinner. Otherwise, I'd eat 3 or 4 sliders just to fill up!

horn_of_plenty on 05/06/2021:
parking - especially parallel parking - is hard!

i also never learned to backup-park...only front-end-in parking. LOL. so i never back up to park that way.

but living in queens, i have gotten pretty decent at parallel parking :)

nice eats for dinner....and nice bunny ! we get them on Long Island also.

Jacky82020 on 05/08/2021:
Cool pics!

My husband covered up the car sun roof with some kind of British racing insignia, a heavy film.

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innerpeace - Monday May 03, 2021

Weight: 290.2

Just been super busy at work - mentally draining.

Still walking with my doggos - they bring me peace and joy...except for today...RAIN - eventhough I tried to walk them with the umbrella, they weren't having it and wouldn't budge from the garage...corndogs!

Saturday - grocery shopping and tried to menu plan with adding more vegetables. I put a kabash on the instacart for a few weeks - the last delivery I received reaked of cigarette smoke - it was so strong I literally gagged and left the groceries in the garage and walked them in by handful to keep the ashtray bags out of the house...so disgusting. If I use instacart again I will request a smoke free shopper.

Sunday - yard work and pulled weeds - legs are screaming this morning...but it felt good.

Monday - work again - got notified our new vehicle is in so making arrangements for someone to go and pick that up...joy! during the conference last week, working form home will probably be for a longer while - up until October - so I will try and adjust and go to the office as needed (once a month for computer updates).

B: French toast bagle

L: grilled chicken, cucumber, salad

D: beef and broccoli and sesame chicken with noodles - the girl wanted Chinese

Weather should clear later to get a good walk in -

Received an A1C test and will do this on Saturday to mail in - preliminary for the July office visit and blood work...hopefully below 6.0 this time.

Walking Sunday morning this yard was strange - all plastic utensils stuck in the yard - weird - would like to know the story behind this....

And Sunday afternoon we went to Indian Hollow - a favorite - everything is greening up nicely...very pleasant day.

The girl has driving class Tomorrow and Saturday and she is finished with the classroom portion.

She has actual behind the wheel training starting next week and she should be finished by the end of the month - she is doing good.

Have a great Monday! IP

Progress as of today: 47.7 lbs lost so far, only 80.2 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 05/03/2021:
Food sounds delish...Pics are beautiful as always...and the plastic utensils....What could that possibly mean?????

bearcountrygg on 05/03/2021:
I looked up plastic utensils stuck in yard and it turns out it is a current PRANK!!!!! In my day you made random phone calls and asked if they refrigerator was running or if they has Prince Albert in a can.....Then it was TP in the trees......now....plastic utensils in the lawn...LOL

Donkey on 05/03/2021:
Sometimes the plastic utensils are used to keep squirrels away, but I don't think that's what happened in the photo you took. Them folks got pranked, LOL...

horn_of_plenty on 05/05/2021:
walking in the rain is a tough one!

beautiful photos as per usual.

i am not up to instacart or food product deliveries yet...maybe one day...i think i still love the supermarket (going there).

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innerpeace - Wednesday Apr 28, 2021

Weight: 290.2

Work  - just OK. Virtual conferences - not my favorite. What most find funny and endearing I find completely annoying. Someone who is always the center of attention, has questions at every topic of discussion has to present and laughs and giggles and tells herself to breathe 50 times - NO! One more day of this...lord help me!

Because of said conference been waking up earlier to take the doggos for their morning walk - so peaceful and quiet - This may turn into a thing.

Heard back from job I applied for a few months ago - NO thank you! I was qualified but didn't answer the questions as high as other candidates - this is OK - it was just a shot in the dark.

Home - again OK

Eating - OK this will be better I will add more vegetables and fruit for the month of May

Blood sugar  - hanging out between 120-128 - this is OK, will love to get it down more before July blood work.

Have a great evening! Drive On! IP

Progress as of today: 47.7 lbs lost so far, only 80.2 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 04/28/2021:
She does sound annoying,and is dragging the meetings out longer than necessary too, probably....Your blood sugar is doing well.

Donkey on 04/29/2021:
Oh my I can't imagine having to endure regular meetings with someone like that. I'd have to wear sunglasses to hide all of the eye rolling.

I like the idea of a morning walk with the dogs. That sounds like a lovely way to start the day. My cats would never go for that.

legcramps on 04/29/2021:
Ugh, make sure you're on mute just in case you say something out loud that you shouldn't have :) ;)

horn_of_plenty on 04/29/2021:
Virtual conferances / phone conferences are becoming a BIG deal!

love your goal to add more veggies.

Maria7 on 04/29/2021:
Hoping you are having a good day today.

innerpeace - Monday Apr 26, 2021

Weight: 290.2

I moved out of my house for three days and had the house heat treated again...it takes the longest time to put things back in place.

I don't know where they come from - DH doesn't wear his work clothes home, I have a brand new office that I have been in less than a dozen times in 7 months.

My guess - the girl brings them from her grandma's house. The YA had that house heat treated about two months after our first treatment so who TF knows.

I clean my house - I am almost obsessive about it and clutter does NOT live there...

We can't NOT let the girl go over there (that's where she visits her mother) and where she stays when she has in person school...OMG I just don't know.

At the office today - have things to do and a new guy reports tomorrow.

Eating just ok -

back after today!

Progress as of today: 47.7 lbs lost so far, only 80.2 lbs to go!

horn_of_plenty on 04/26/2021:
where did you move? a hotel?

i'm sure that the grandma's house also needs anther treatment...maybe someone needs to make that happen, like your hubby request it.

i'm quite positive it's from her mother too.

innerpeace on 04/28/2021:
Yes...hotel after thorough inspection.

bearcountrygg on 04/26/2021:
That is such a shame that you have to put up with that.....We used to have foster children arrive with lice and crabs....but at least we could get them into the bathtub right away and use the delouse treatments....it happened more times than I want to even think about...but that was before bedbug days.....I know now days with bedbugs added to the infestations...foster parents are told to leave their bags outside for 3 days.....and then wash everything as it comes into the house.

Donkey on 04/27/2021:
I'm guessing you're right about the bed bugs coming from grandma's. Don't they notice that they have bug bites? Yick.... And what an untenable situation, because you're right: Girl cannot stop seeing grandma.

Hope the new guy works out :-)

Maria7 on 04/27/2021:
Bless your heart. Praying for you.

innerpeace - Tuesday Apr 20, 2021

Weight: 290.2

Nothing good! I swear I am at my breaking point! I just cannot take anymore of my luck.

BED BUGS!! I am beyond disgusted. What in the holy hell....We had this nightmare before and looks like I won the freakin' lottery again! Aren't I the lucky one!

I just can't deal with too much more.

This morning getting ready for work I was sitting on the comforter and looked out of the corner of my eye to see one walking across the top of the bed. Are you kidding me?? I was too afraid to lift up the mattress. I will wait for DH to get home so he can see them too. The girl said she might have seen eggs at the foot of her bed frame. Again DH can go in and look, I just cannot deal with it right this minute.

Snow in April...4 inches of snow in April. NO!

I made lasagna last night, it was just ok. I used the oven ready noodles - yeah, probably won't again, they seemed gummy and not cooked all the way, salad and garlic bread.

Blood sugar this a.m. 136

B: french toast bagel, vanilla iced coffee

L: left over lasagna

D: bratwurst and corn - more carbs life

Progress as of today: 47.7 lbs lost so far, only 80.2 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 04/20/2021:
UGH....The return of the bugs....Is the girl moving them around with her? Ugh to the snow too...we had some light flurries this morning too........That's spring in the midwest!

Jacky82020 on 04/20/2021:
Are they from that girl? Didn’t she have lice? Poor kid.

Maria7 on 04/20/2021:
So sorry you are going through this. I will be praying for you. Thank you for your prayers, too. Take care.

Donkey on 04/21/2021:
Oh my gosh, I think the return of the bed bugs topped with a day of significant snow would have sent me to the bottom of a bottle. How does this keep happening with the bed bugs? Is it something husband is bringing home with him? Is it the Girl? Is it something at your workplace?

horn_of_plenty on 04/21/2021:
what...not bed bugs again....HORRIBLE...i am very, very sorry....let us know what happens...

....maybe girl brought them from her mother's house!?!?!?!?

horn_of_plenty on 04/22/2021:
maybe anotehr reason for full custody if constant bed bug situations call for your money for extermination.

Maria7 on 04/23/2021:
Hope things are better and you are having a good day.

Donkey on 04/24/2021:
Thinking of you on the weekend. I hope you're hanging in there!

innerpeace - Monday Apr 19, 2021

Weight: 290.2

Weekend was tolerable - it was really ok - just personal things.

Walking and all of a sudden this smell comes over me and takes me back to places I'd rather not be...simple green! A neighbor around the block apparently was taking a bath in it - using it to wash his dirt bikes...and I was living in a tent in Saudi Arabia with sand in every crack and crevice of my body, not so pleasant.

I walked the dogs - twice a day as usual.

Washed clothes, walked the dogs, cooked dinner & baseball!

This Monday morning was filled with conference calls and meetings and was horrific...morning walk was late and shorter than usual, but it is done.

B: egg, cheese omelet with the sausage strips, vanilla iced latte

L: left over chicken

D: I think I'm making lasagna not certain yet

Here is a picture of some tulips (a different breed) but I've been waiting on them to open for a few days...Purple

Blood sugar this a.m. was 127 would like to get it down a bit lower for a week or so.

I haven't logged food in awhile but when I did this morning, I creeped back up into the bad habit category and had almost 700 calories for breakfast...damn iced vanilla latte!

Girl progressing with driving! Proud of her.

Have a great day! IP


Progress as of today: 47.7 lbs lost so far, only 80.2 lbs to go!

horn_of_plenty on 04/19/2021:
your experiences are amazing. Your strength from those tough times in other countries while serving yours...have shaped you even more to who you are today. you are so impressive and you motivate me to be my best. <3 what a story!

it took me a LONG TIME to get into driving. longer than friends. maybe bc i didn't practice much with my parents? but also bc it sometimes takes me longer to get the hang of it. i'm so glad girl is doing well!

beautiful purple leaves.

Jacky82020 on 04/19/2021:
Gorgeous tulips! I have lots of similar colored rhododendrons that will blossom soon.

Donkey on 04/20/2021:
(((hugs))) I think that the sense of smell has the strongest ability to throw us back into the past. And it's not always a good thing.

innerpeace - Wednesday Apr 14, 2021

Weight: 290.2

Crazy work yesterday - when one office stops doing something for our region and it passes to someone different - makes for many different work plans and doing things over - guidelines and rules are different - but we're all the same organization so who knows...just frustrating.

Passed on the potatoes for dinner - had salisbury steak, brocolli and a salad. Took the doggos for a walk after dinner and then ate ice cream.

This will be stopped. My blood sugar the last two mornings have been 138 & 140....ice cream, bread and potatoes!!! ALL EVIL for JoAnn.

This morning I took the doggos on a longer walk...I think I like conference calls - especially when I only have to listen and not participate.

B: lemon and blueberry breakfast cake (I made this last night with blueberries that were going bad, turned out pretty good

L: left over pulled pork nachos

D: TBD - DH has chicken thawing, so I might do something with this

Here are somebody's tulips I stopped to take a picture of this a.m....just thought the were pretty.

Baseball again tonight - this is OK, DH goes to sleep at 7:30 and the girl is going to her grandma's...so no, NO I do not feel bad for watching/listening to baseball, especially after my two walks.

Have a great evening! IP

Progress as of today: 47.7 lbs lost so far, only 80.2 lbs to go!

Jacky82020 on 04/14/2021:
Wow! Gorgeous! Love the color.

Donkey on 04/15/2021:
Lovely picture! Tulips here are almost open - lots of buds.

Good luck with the blood sugar numbers. You can do it - you've done it before.

bearcountrygg on 04/15/2021:
Flowers are beautiful...these remind me of poppies.

Horn_of_plenty on 04/18/2021:
I hope you enjoyed your Wednesday night baseball :)

innerpeace - Tuesday Apr 13, 2021

Weight: 290.2

Weekend was nice...DH and I took the doggos out - Indian Hollow starting to green up!

Black River                                                                                                                                                Probably just weeds..

Saturday - yard work all day

Sunday - laundry day, walked the doggos, make pulled pork and potato salad for dinner

Monday - in the office most of the day...oh people

B: Amish breakfast casserole - (still not a fan of potatoes for breakfast) but the hashbrowns in the casserole weren't so bad - but still would leave them out, but sometimes you have to cook for others.

L: skipped (at work longer than anticipated)

S: graham crackers, strawberry cream cheese

D: chicken chili

Took the girl driving - she is doing ok - only scared me a little - needs work on left hand turns and parking - her first day of driving class is Thursday evening.

Tuesday - working from home - on - a few projects

B: vanilla iced coffee

L: TBD - maybe left over pulled pork - maybe left over chicken chili

D: salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, salad

No great relevations today...just hoping to get through the day ...and BASEBALL!

Have a great day IP

Progress as of today: 47.7 lbs lost so far, only 80.2 lbs to go!

Donkey on 04/13/2021:
I'm quite envious that you have baseball to look forward to at the end of your day. I too am just "hoping to get through the day" -- which kind of sucks.

I've been driving for decades, and I still need to work on left-hand turns and parking - LOL!

Jacky82020 on 04/13/2021:
You have beautiful weeds in your neck of the woods!

horn_of_plenty on 04/14/2021:
Your photos are AMAZING! something about them demonstrates they couldn't be in Queens NY ...the width of the river, the height of the trees, the ground of the forest...even the weeds. def not Queens territory. I wish one day to walk by the Black River or similar nature views. really nice visuals here!

You must have made the pulled pork over many hours, maybe using a slow cooker?

GREAT menu, reading thru it, sounds perfect!!! Amish breakfast, nicely done! you've got the cooking skills!

innerpeace - Thursday Apr 08, 2021

Weight: 290.2

Went to the office yesterday - I can say for a fact - my dogs are better coworkers!

I may be getting caught up from my week away - just seems there were so many more emails than usual to answer and respond too.

$359 phone bill - I don't think so...had to call for line service at one of my sites!

Working from home this a.m. and had my mid-term performance review virtually...weird! I'm doing a 'great job'...this is good for me, now I'll go walk my co-workers.

Took a longer than usual morning walk - I was on a conference call listening so I was kinda working.

Ran across a photo that I couldn't pass up.

IN A BED OF DAFFODILS...BE A TULIP! - {Continue to be true to yourself HOP}

Also at work - Mike the flower guy told me to take my Orchid home but I forgot it...I will get it next time.

He also put Easter Lily's on the window shelf and I caught this one bloom.

Woke up wide awake with DH at 3:15 - laid in bed for over 45 minutes and then over slept this a.m.

Crazy weird dreams but slept very well.

B: yogurt, granola, vanilla iced latte

L: chips, saula, cheese

D: TBD  I was thinking of checking out a diner called The Foundry if DH is up to it.

I hope you all have a great evening! IP

Progress as of today: 47.7 lbs lost so far, only 80.2 lbs to go!

legcramps on 04/08/2021:
Enjoy the walk with your co-workers ;)

Maria7 on 04/08/2021:
Your pictures do so much for all of us. So beautiful. Love the saying of be a tulip among the daffodils!!! Yes, let your light shine! Had to laugh about walking your co-workers! BIG SMILE!!!

Jacky82020 on 04/08/2021:
Wow! Look at that tulip! Show off!

Took some daffodil pics for a Twitter buddy. Will post here. All over the property. No tulips.

KathyBlue on 04/10/2021:
Oh those flowers are beauties! Geez that phone bill sounds extraordinary! Thank god I don't have to deal with such amounts. It was easy to exceed limits when Internet was a dial-in service 20 years ago and they would charge per data usage. OMG those were crazy times, poor mum had to deal with the unexpected... I'm not proud of my teenager self!:D

Donkey on 04/10/2021:
We've been trying to get the Boss to get an Office Dog. I think it would help all of us cope better.

Donkey on 04/10/2021:
PS I wanted to comment on a previous entry where you said, "baseball is happiness" -- or something to that effect.

How wonderful it is to have something like your love of baseball to look forward to almost nearly every evening. I mean, wouldn't that be wonderful to look forward to at the end of a really bad day? "Well, at least there's a game tonight, and I plan to chill out and just watch the game." Ahhh....

Horn_of_plenty on 04/11/2021:
Hi InnerP! finally i'm reading your entry!

in general, dogs are easier to deal with than people! oh yea.

there's nothing better than getting a good review. i'm sure your dogs enjoyed their walk too.

thanks for the shout out! I appreciate your support. I hope my situation at work blows over by when i resume work on Tuesday since i'm off tomorrow...i'm not sure how it will be. i just know that i have a LOT of work to catch up on...

innerpeace - Tuesday Apr 06, 2021

Weight: 290.2

I just am...

vacation days - were restful

maintaining - no gain - no loss

being back to work and I am stressed and almost pulling my hair out...better days!

Better weather a big +

Baseball is back...happiness

Yard work ...meh

was in the office ALL day yesterday and left at 3:30 - took me 45 minutes to get home will have to get used to this if we ever go back to work.

The girl finally passed her drving exam and got her learning permit - I enrolled her in a driving class starts next Thursday.

Taking more self esteem; soul searching classes.

Blood sugar this a.m. 114

B: French toast bagel, vanilla ice latte

L: left over roast beef sandwich

D: chicken fried rice, vegetables; beef, brocolli and carrots

Still walking...almost broke a sweat this a.m.

Have a great day! IP

Progress as of today: 47.7 lbs lost so far, only 80.2 lbs to go!

Maria7 on 04/06/2021:
Wow, you are doing FANTASTIC!!! Smile! Sorry about the stress. We all deal with that, so don't feel alone. Hope you have a good day.

horn_of_plenty on 04/06/2021:
great Maintenance, InnerP! it means that you have "learned" what is required to keep your weight at this point and keep it down from where it was awhile back! congrats on success!

oh my, it took me awhile to become a decent driver! i'm glad girlie passed and is on to her next step, drivers ed!

bearcountrygg on 04/06/2021:
Glucose number is great!! You are doing well with the scales...Great job!

legcramps on 04/06/2021:
New driver's licenses are so exciting, aren't they?! Good for the girl. You seem to be doing very well; those classes for self-esteem and soul searching sound very interesting! Let us know how it goes!

Donkey on 04/07/2021:
Good for the girl - yay!!!!

Sounds like you're doing well, although way too stressed out, which I can completely commiserate with you. I'm sorry, I know that's not a good feeling :-(

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