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innerpeace - Friday Oct 18, 2019

Weight: 328.9

Picked up the girl and stopped at Wendy's. I ate a parmesean salad which was delicious. We then drove to the train station and road the train to downtown CLE. The concert was good and we had great seats. CMT filmed a segment live for the Artist of the Year award show, it was exciting...didn't get on TV though. And we had to leave about 10:15 becayse the girl needed to sleep because she had to go to school the next day.

When I got home I cooked DH a garlic, spinach, alfredo frozen pizza and talked to him a bit = and then I turned on the TV and the CMT award show was on, so I watched that portion I just saw live again.

Thursday

B: toast

L: left over garlic, spinach pizza

D: beef and bean burrito with rice and meatless chili, avocado and sour cream, gold fish

I'm so glad it is Friday. This week has seem to go on forever...I guess because of traveling.

B: frittata, iced tea

S: gold fish, nature valley granola bar

L: left over bean burrito

D: haven't decided yet, but will be something light and easy

The girl wlll be marching. DH will be home early, but hasn't said if he wanted to go to the game or not, even though we will have to pick her up after.

Tomorrow we have a Pooky Pooch event and then Sunday after the NOYO rehersal we are going to a VegBash at the fair grounds to see what kind of food/meals/ideas for all the eating of the vegetables.

I will get laundry down sometime in there, as well as watching football.

Have a great weekend! IP

Progress as of today: 9 lbs lost so far, only 118.9 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 10/18/2019:
Sounds like a nice evening.


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innerpeace - Wednesday Oct 16, 2019

Weight: 328.9

I made it back from my trip yesterday  about noon, but had to go to work, so I was pooped after getting up at 3:30 to have my rental car turned in by 5:00 and my flight left at 6:30...and don't get me started on airport security.

Don't get me wrong, I understand it..i do. I had a pair of cotton yoga pants on and somehwere the x-ray machine gave a warning area...seriously...i was"patted down" more intimately than my husband gets...seriously this lady had her hands as far up my hooha as she could get without me taking my underware and pants off....seriously now...sometimes I can hardly walk and trust when I say there is NO way I would be able to harm anyone and get safety far enough away without being caught. I'll just leave this here. BIOTCH!! I almost got an attitude but didn't want to be apprehended and delayed so I complied...all hot and sweaty.

I asked for a seatbelt extension, though I didn't need it, I was more comfortable with it. And I didn't die of embarssament.

I had an ok trip...found out some stuff I didn't want to know and met grand nieces I hadn't met before.

My mom didn't understand about my no meat, but on the second day she was helping and I did very good with this while I was gone. Actually even lost a few pounds...about 12 pounds for the four weeks since meat free.

Tonight I have tickets to see Carrie Underwood and I am taking the girl with me, DH has to work. After tomorrow I am going to start with the activity and hopefully this will assist with the no meat and I will lose and get more healthy.

B: fritatas, iced vanilla latte (with soy milk)

L: grilled cheese, banana

S: small PB&J snack package

D: TBD - but will probably be a salad...out with the girl

Oh and my dogs were excited that I was back and I missed them too.

Have a great evening. More tomorrow.

 

Progress as of today: 9 lbs lost so far, only 118.9 lbs to go!

innerpeace on 10/16/2019:
Wednesday: Dinner with friends at Cheddars - side salad, broccoli, carrots, green beans and mashed potatoes.

Thursday: B: malt-o-meal no lunch D: vegetarian pizza - 2 pieces and garlic bread

Friday: scrambled eggs and toast no lunch, D: cheese enchiladas, refried beans, chips, salsa and guacamale cup of choc/vanilla ice cream

Saturday: donuts, lunch grilled cheese and later snacks, boiled egg, celery with cream cheese and peanut butter, avocado

Sunday: left over donuts dinner: Impossible burger

Monday: cottage cheese, pinto beans, mashed potatoes, green beans and side salad

Tuesday: sweet and salty bar, fruit bar, while traveling when I got home - cashews and grilled cheese

very good vacation eating!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 10/16/2019:
LOL LOL LOL!!! you have me laughing really hard even though i am sure you were NOT laughing during the airport pat down! glad you are home safe and sound!

and you are already having awesome plans, go you!


legcramps on 10/17/2019:
It's nice to be home! Especially after the experience you had at the airport 80 yikes.


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innerpeace - Monday Oct 07, 2019

Weight: 334.6

Friday I get home and I make a mushroom, onion, garlic, arugula pizza. I didn't have a pizza dough, so used croissant rolls again. It was fantastic. I waited around for the girl to call. She finally called about 9:30 to say the 4th quarter had started. DH was home so we go and pick her up from the Marching Band performance.

Saturday we were up and DH told the girl she could visit her grandmother. He worked for four hours and then took the girl to the gma's house. I was thinking she would stay a few hours, but it was after 8:00 o'clock PM and DH just went to get her. I made a comment that she should visit her grand mother when she's at home, since her dad only sees her every other weekend, did she think that was fair. I only said this because she called on Sunday night asking DH to bring her a T-shirt she could wear to school on Monday. He said I'm comfortable and you have other shirts to wear, and she replies, yes, but you love me. So DH drives the 25 miles over there to take her a shirt...because he loves her, no because he wants her to be happy. And then on Sunday she has to get her eyebrows done (she has them threaded) and DH takers her there and to the orchestra rehearsal. She was feel sad because I made the comment about not being fair.  I'm like you shouldn't feel sad, unless there is some truth in it. Why can't you visit your grandma on the weekends you are not here, she said because her mom wouldn't let her go. What kind of person is this???? I get so aggravated.

Saturday we had a sweet baked potato, gold fish and fried cabbage (taht was cooked using bacon). This was good. DH did bring me a shake from Biggby when he dropped the girl off.

Sunday we had bean and cheese burritos with tamotoes and three been chili. We also snacked on onion rings and bread sticks before watching football.

It was an ok day.

I'm getting anxious about my trip - will fly on Wednesday to see my mother in Oklahoma.

Have a great evening! IP

Progress as of today: 3.3 lbs lost so far, only 124.6 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 10/07/2019:
that's a really great idea to use the croissant rolls...these are the ones in the can, uncooked right?

well, don't let her mom bother you too much because girlie's mom - you cannot have control over her behavior :)....so, at least you have done the best you can :) thankfully.

you sound good.

your cooking / takeout / menu is always nice to read about! great to see you enjoying the football season :) woohoo!


grannyannie on 10/08/2019:
Enjoy your trip to Oklahoma!

We used to have pizza once week that hubby made on our pizza maker. But then he was diagnosed as celiacs, so can't have the dough.


Donkey on 10/08/2019:
I hope you have a good trip tomorrow - exciting to travel!



innerpeace - Friday Oct 04, 2019

Weight: 334.6

I left work early and went home and slept. I slept from 2:00 to 4:45. I was very tired.

When I work up I heated the quinoa crunch burgers and ate one with alvocado and a pretzel bun. It was ok.

Later I got hungry again and ate a bowl of raisen bran.

I kept falling asleep in the chair.

I cleaned the kichen, packed up lunch and went to bed

I don't remember DH getting home, I just remember the dog jumping on my head trying to get over to Dh on the bed.

B: toast, nutella

L: quinoa burger, apple

S: nutri grain bar

D: TBD but I'm thinking flatbread pizza with mushroom, onions and arugala.

I have to get the girl from her band performance at a game. I told her I didn't want to go by myself, so i will pick her up after.

No real plans this weekend. The girl wants her eyebrowns done and she has NOYO rehearsal on Sunday.

Have a great weekend. IP

 i am doing some creative flash fiction writing this month, so I have been keeping busy. It is a writing project a friend on facebook does each year. Each day in October she posts a picture of something and then everyone submits it for critique.

Progress as of today: 3.3 lbs lost so far, only 124.6 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 10/04/2019:
Quinoa burger sounds interesting.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 10/04/2019:
your quinoa burgers you are eating sound tasty as does the pretzel bun!

i hope you feel a little better now after some rest :)

lately, i can sleep for days also!


Donkey on 10/05/2019:
Ah yes, the flash writing! I was trying to remember who here on DD does that -it's you!



innerpeace - Thursday Oct 03, 2019

Weight: 334.6

I picked up the girl, she was not in a happy mood, teen drama.

She is not into the meatless diet so she had chicken fingers, mash potatoes and green beans

I made the eggplant parmigiana (it was frozen eggplant - i added the marinara and mozzerella)  mashed potatoes and green beens. It was ok, I think some of the eggplant was a little freezer burnt, but it tasted OK. I had an eggplant, but the bottom of it turned nasty, it may have been dropped.

I helped her with school stuff until she had to leave.

Slept well, didn't hear DH come home and I don't remember the dogs barking...at all.

B: toast with a dab of nutella, iced tea

S: nutrigrain fruit bar

L: left over eggplant parmigiana

D: TBD - could be grilled greese - not in the mood to cook

Messing with the girl I forgot to take a picture of the eggplant, but it was nice looking.

Have a great evening! IP

Progress as of today: 3.3 lbs lost so far, only 124.6 lbs to go!

BearCountryGG on 10/03/2019:
I havent cooked with eggplant enough...when I did...it seemed kind of tasteless...I ned to try that again.

innerpeace on 10/04/2019:
I don't like the texture of it.


grannyannie on 10/03/2019:
Husband cooks with aubergines (eggplant) often in curries. They need to soak up the sauces to get some flavour.


Donkey on 10/04/2019:
LOVE EGGPLANT!!!


legcramps on 10/04/2019:
I don't think i've EVER tried to cook with eggplant...


Horn_Of_Plenty on 10/04/2019:
i also am an eggplant lover.

i don't understand HOW people don't like it!!!!!!!!



innerpeace - Wednesday Oct 02, 2019

Weight: 334.6

I meant to...

Last night I had three butternut squash sitting on my counter begging me to cook them. I had a recipe to use...but that was for naught.

I baked them, as I cut them open to get the seeds out I thought they smelled of watermelon. They were in the oven for over an hour.

They cooled and I scooped out all the goodness. I still had no clue want to do with it, I was going to make a butternut squash alfredo, but I didn't want the pasta. So instead I acted like it was a pumpkin and added eggs and alittle bit of cheese and salt and pepper. I didn't have a pie crust so I used croissant dough. This is a butternut squash pie with cheddar cheese....

And it was quite smooth and creamy and just delicious...and I should patent this. (all my pictures from the stove always look orange, but this is ORANGE!)

I ate this about 7:45 it took a little long to prepare and bake.

I got into watch TV....NCIS, This is Us....all too much feels

Still get into bed almost midnight....

B: fritatta, iced tea

L: left over butternut squash pie

S: nature valley sweet salty cashew bar

D: TBD thinking about cooking the egg plant....but I have to get the girl so this depends on time

More sleep is my goal

 

have a great night! IP

 

 

 

Progress as of today: 3.3 lbs lost so far, only 124.6 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 10/02/2019:
Looks yummy!


BearCountryGG on 10/02/2019:
Very creative...and it looks really good!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 10/03/2019:
i think you'd do well with a restaurant, LOL...not a joke ;)


legcramps on 10/03/2019:
Wow, how creative of you! And it looks delicious too.



innerpeace - Tuesday Oct 01, 2019

Weight: 334.6

DH is back on 3-11 shift, so I am home by myself in the evening. I played with the dogs and cooked.

For dinner I made the easy version of the egg foo young with mushroom gravy. This was absolutely delicious. The egg foo part with the brocolli slaw and eggs and the mushroom gravy tasted so good with the fresh ginger and garlic I used. And I am so in love with the premade ready-to-use Uncle Ben's rice, which made cooking even faster.

This was thin and crispy and so good and then the gravy tasted good with the midori sauce I used instead of soy.

I was surprised at how well everything came together.

I cleaned up the kitchen and packed this up for lunch today.

And then instead of doing something constructive I settled in and watched TV.

I'm thinking when I get home from Oklahoma I will start an exercise thing....

Since this meatless thing is stinking - today is the start of week 4---maybe I can add another little change.

B: brown sugar, maple cold oats (with soy milk)

S: nature valley sweet salty cashew bar

L: egg foo young, banana

D: TBD - probably use the squash today.

have a great day! IP

Progress as of today: 3.3 lbs lost so far, only 124.6 lbs to go!

BearCountryGG on 10/01/2019:
Your pics are beautiful and the food looks delish!! I see you have a square pan, we had a round one and had a sticking problem...any secrets to keeping them stick free? We used ours for bacon and I suspect that is what ruined it.

innerpeace on 10/01/2019:
this one sticks too. I only cook sauces in it just for that reason.


legcramps on 10/01/2019:
Yum!


Horn_of_plenty on 10/01/2019:
if it tastes this good as it looks, you'd make a great chef let me tell you!!!! :)

nice to see you posting often!


Donkey on 10/02/2019:
Great pictures!!!!



innerpeace - Monday Sep 30, 2019

Weight: 334.6

Friday I went and had a salad from Wendy's - half an order so it was smaller.

DH got off work at 2:00 and decided it was time for him to get a new truck. We had talked about it, but I didn't know he found one he liked. Anyway, he brought hom a new GMC truck. I guess he needed, but I really hate payments for seven years...that seems like forever! No it is forever!

Friday I ate my navy beans and potatoes for dinner. These were OK.

Saturday we went shopping and picked up stuff needed for the vegetarian meals I have planned for the week. Most of the vegetables I got from my Inperfect Produce, but things like mushrooms and lettuce we had to go buy, along with other things.

Got home and cleaned a few things and then it was football time.

B: toast

Late lunch/early dinner: bean and cheese quesadillas

Snacked on muddy buddies and peanut m&ms

Talked to the girl and she wanted to renew a perscription, so I did that for her.

Sunday

B: frittatas

late lunch/dinner: Big Salad Sunday (lettuce, tomato, carrots, onions, sugar snap peas, brocolli and cauliflower and croutons) this was a nice big salad that lasted the rest of the night.

snacked on m&ms.

About 10:00 I developed a case of indigestion or something, but it hurt to lay down, so I took some pepto and tried to sleep in the recliner. I did until about 2:00 and then finally went to bed.

This morning I still had the pain, I took some ibuprofen and the pain went away about 10:30 this morning. Not sure what it was, but it was definately uncomfortable. So much better now.

B: mini shredded wheat, milk

S: nature valley granola bar

L: big salad, banana

D: TBD I think it will be a egg foo young dish or something with the butternut squash.

Getting excited about my trip home next week.

Have a great week! IP

Progress as of today: 3.3 lbs lost so far, only 124.6 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 09/30/2019:
Hope your week goes well!


BearCountryGG on 09/30/2019:
You are sure getting lots of veggies in now...good job! Maybe tummy is adjusting to those. Glad you are feeling better now!


legcramps on 09/30/2019:
Glad you are feeling better...maybe gallbladder?


Donkey on 09/30/2019:
You are a better wife than I. I would have flipped a brick if my husband decided to buy a car out of the blue. In fact, at one point, way back, he was going to go "just look" and came home with a new car. I hated that car. And I think that incident really damaged my marriage. Obviously we survived, but things were different after he did that.

innerpeace on 10/01/2019:
We'd talked about it, I was just thinking about new carpet before the new truck. I hated the truck he had, it was the last thing he shared with his ex wife and I was more than happy to see it go. I hated it so much, I would never ride in it. And it had over 110K miles...I like not having a car payment. But he got enough trade in for that old truck to pay off a loan, so it wasn't as bad as I make it sound. But, of course, if I knew nothing about it, yeah, now that would have probably started something.


Horn_of_plenty on 09/30/2019:
WHOA a 7 year loan!? no kidding! i agree, that's forever! but it must be more manageable if it's over a period of time that long.

i noticed when doing misfits (i cancelled starting this week because i wasn't able to use some things and the assortment was beginning to get somewhat wasted on only 1 person - me - in my household!) but i noticed just like you that i would sometimes still want to supplement - but not by much and it saved me many trips there. now, i'm more eager to start shopping more often at the store again - to get myself out of the house and driving my car since i don't drive it during the work week.

loving reading the veggies.

i cooked the last of my misfits on Sunday, left the house until Monday afternoon since i slept over my parents, and stupidly i left my cooked veggies out of the fridge...now they are in the garbage :( so sad. at least i have leftovers from my parents ;)


Horn_of_plenty on 09/30/2019:
i want to cook more squash again, like you are.



innerpeace - Friday Sep 27, 2019

Weight: 334.6

With my mushy zucchini and squash I had DH stop and get us salads. He even picked up a frosty and fries - the best combination.

The girl was over and has a full weekend with her music. Tonight she has Marching Band, tomorrow she has a Marching Band festival and Sunday she has her first practice with the Youth Orchestra, so I'm pretty sure she will be some kind of tired! She will be a her mom's and we told her if there was a situation where or mother couldn't find the time to taker her to one of these events to let us know and we would take her. Her mother has the nasty habit of doing for others before her daughter, which is a real sore spot for me.

I had a headache and went to bed early, however, that always makes me be awake at odd hours of the night.

I put a pot of navy beans on for dinner before I left for work.

B: eggo waffles, iced tea, banana

S: nutrigrain fruit bar

L: TBD - I will have to go pick me up something

D: Beans and potatos

No real plans this weekend - there is a Mum Festive and a Grape Jamboree, however, these are about an hour away and I have yet to convince myself that I really want to go. I think I could rather finish painting the basement and/or sweep and mop the kitchen...so much more I could do and there's always FOOTBALL.

I hope you all have a great wekend! IP

Progress as of today: 3.3 lbs lost so far, only 124.6 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 09/27/2019:
Wow, busy girl. She must love it though.


BearCountryGG on 09/27/2019:
You are doing a good job staying away from meat!!!


Donkey on 09/28/2019:
This is a very nice diary entry. It made me happy to read all of this. I hope the Girl likes YO! Enjoy your weekend!


Horn_of_plenty on 09/29/2019:
I didn't know you were painting your basement!

Also, i love hearing about the girl and all her activities!



innerpeace - Thursday Sep 26, 2019

Weight: 334.6

I left work early yesterday for a dental appointment. I was going to get my permanent crown installed. I get there and the temporary crown was taken out and I'm waiting and waiting. The dentist comes in and tries to put the crown on, it doesn't fit. He starts looking at the tooth and is like...this isn't your crown....so ewww, nasty, gross. Where is my crown? He calls the lab and apparently my crown was shipped to the wrong dentist. So no new crown for me...but gross!

My mom calls and of course I think something is wrong, she never calls. But she said she had a chore for me to do, which is usually something on the computer. She wanted me to order some Arthozene a miracle cure for her arheritis pain. So I do it. Takes me like three minutes. She has the same phone I do and she could have done it, but she want explore the Iphone and see what all it will do. I try to show her each time I am home but she just wants to play words with friends with it...and call once in awhile.

Crazy time of year for me with the fiscal year change over. Half my job changes, the other half changes with the calendar, so there is more errors during this time than any other. I have to recheck everything for everyone for the correct accounting codes...sometimes stress enters here.

B: iced tea and a nutri grain fruit bar

S: Banana

L: left over nutty fried rice, was pretty good with onions, mushrooms, brocolli, cashews and brown rice, eggs

D: probably a salad.

We had frozen zucchini and yellow squash in he freezer and I took some out to eat today...not going to happen, when I looked at this morning it was the consistency of mush and probably can't be cooked anykind of way in that condition. I may try to make a zucchini bread....maybe if I can get it dried out a little.

tomorrow, box three of my impefect produce - very happy with this so far!

Have a grea night! IP

Progress as of today: 3.3 lbs lost so far, only 124.6 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 09/26/2019:
I had a lot of crowns done in the 90's. Most of my molars are crowns. Is kinda gross to put in someone elses.

Lunch sounds nice.


BearCountryGG on 09/26/2019:
Yuck...spit...mouthwash....


Horn_of_plenty on 09/26/2019:
have fun with your new produce coming soon!

well, now i'm onto tea just like you! giving coffee / caffeine a break!


Donkey on 09/27/2019:
So you like your imperfect produce? I should really look into this.

innerpeace on 09/27/2019:
I really like it. I have it delivered every other week so it works well for my family. They didn't deliver to my city, so I have it brought to my work. So far it has worked out well.



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