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innerpeace - Thursday Jan 16, 2020

Weight: 328.9

So I get home from work and I can't figure out what I want to eat...which in itself is never a good thing.

I decided to make me a bean and avocado sandwich. This would have been good, however, all of my avocados were bad. They sat on the counter a few days too long. So I had to scrap that idea.

I thought of a thousand things to do with my instapot, but still not ready to go there.

I decided on the cauliflower pizza in the freezer.

It was ok, not really what I wanted but it did it's job.

i sat and thought of all the things I wanted to do, needed to do but yet, somehow can't figure out how to motivate myself to get them accomplished.

B: French toast swirl toast

L: left over cauliflower pizza and then I bought not one but two pacakges of famous Amos mini cookies from the breakroom - i was hungry

S: clementines

D: nothing planned which is not good - but there is fried rice, lo main noodles I could heat up, but this is not really want I want.  Because of this  - I will have to go back to my menu planning to help me keep on track. I also need to decide if I want to stay on this WFPB thing which is hard because there is oil and milk in EVERYTHING it seems.

I have to get the girl tonight - I keep hoping one of these days she'll text and say she has something else she needs to do, but that doesn't happen.

I do believe my battle is never ending and I sometimes wonder - what's the point! But I will try again tomorrow.

Have a great day IP

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

bearcountrygg on 01/16/2020:
There is something to the idea that at some point...you will be so motivated that it will be near impossible to stop you. The times I have lost the best...I was driven....criticism, temptation, nothing could stop me....I'm only a couple of weeks in this time and that feeling has licked in again.....( for me...keeping it off will probably be the biggest challenge)

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/17/2020:
you just reminded me, i have frozen cauliflower pizza crusts in my fridge...must use!!! next week!

innerpeace - Wednesday Jan 15, 2020

Weight: 328.9

Oh girls...getting old stinks.

The PCOS increases hair growth and the little razor contraption I use to get rid of this growth fell on the floor and one of the dogs used it as a chew toy. I cannot tell you how bad I need this tool...

I used this other thing I got for Christmas last year - The Flawless thing - OMG it hurt so bad. I was almost in tears, but I just could not go to work with a full on stubble so I endured this uncomfortable pain - this was yesterday.

After work I went and picked up the girl and told her I needed to stop to get a new shaver. She said, don't go to this Wal-mart they have bed bugs. WTF?? I also heard on the news that Cleveland was ranked #17 for bedbugs...this needs to be fixed....

So anyway we go to Drug Mart and I get the little shaver and head home.

I made the brocolli and chicken alfredo

B: toast with the cookie butter/hazelnut spread

S: nature valley sweet salty bar

L: left over brocolli alfredo, banana, clementine

D: TBD - I have no clue - probably great nortnern bean and alvocado sandwhiches because I have alvocados that are going bad.

I sure thought this was Thrusday - but NOT! 

I hope you have a great evening IP


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

bearcountrygg on 01/15/2020:
I didn't know you have PCOS...I had it too until I had them removed......well....that is painful...been there........I have resorted to the razor at times...and tweezers......unfortunately getting rid of the ovaries didn't help...because now I have no estrogen and that causes hair growth ( plus my french grandma gave me some hairy genes )Too bad we aren't in France...they love hair in France. I tried a dipilitory cream once and ended up with a bunch of scabs on my face...that was no fun either.

innerpeace on 01/15/2020:
The little flawless thing seems like it pulls the hair and it feels pinchy, if that makes since. It's not screaming pain, but it is uncomfortable and I'd rather not feel it...so I use this attachment that goes on DH's clippers. I guess it is a shaver. I guess I'm also glad that my hair is lighter in color. I usually can't go longer than two days without it. I often wonder if I ever get stuck in the hospital...in coma, would someone please shave my face before my beard grows.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/15/2020:
i def did NOT think i'd be reading more about bed bugs from you!!!!

bearcountrygg on 01/15/2020:
I hear you IP....I wonder if when I'm in my casket,...the conversation will be about my facial hair...LOL

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/16/2020:
oh....i'm one of those with lots of Peach fuzz...i wonder what will happen in the next couple decades for me too!

innerpeace - Tuesday Jan 14, 2020

Weight: 328.9

When I got home I immediately took the dogs for a walk at the same time. I maybe shouldn't have done this. Rocco was crazy pulling, he does this the first third of the way until he settles down. A good time was had by all. I might do this again if my feet are feeling better by the time I get home.

Weird that my feet hurt, I've never had foot pain before.

I made the beef stroganoff, and that left over steak made four servings of beef stroganoff, back in the day, I wouldn't have a problem eating that steak all by myself.

B: French toast toast

S: clementines

L: left over beef stroganoff, banana

D: TBD - the girl wanted chicken alfredo, I will make her this, I will find someting with the brocolli and cauiflower I have in there.

Not a fan of work today.

I have great day! IP


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

legcramps on 01/14/2020:
Ugh, i'm not a fan of work today either ;)

bearcountrygg on 01/14/2020:
They make leash/halter things for pulling dogs....if he stops that you will probably enjoy the walk better yourself......( they make the dog uncomfortable when it pulls....doesn't hurt them...but they don't like the sensation.)

innerpeace on 01/15/2020:
I had one of those for Steve and he chewed the connection strap off when it was left in his reach. I may look for one for Rocco, he's the one that does all the pulling.

happy-1 on 01/14/2020:
I used a front attach harness for my dog because she could just pull me along like a sled. It knocks their center of gravity off and makes it easy to just turn in a circle every time they start to pull. It took a couple of weeks, but it was the key step in getting her to walk next to me, sit at the door, and wait at curbs.

Foot pain could be loosening tendons, which without orthotics get looser over time. Worth getting checked out and a referral for PT or orthotics. For orthotics, I'd buy everything they have at Big 5, take them with me and have them tell you which ones you need and return the rest. Orthotics that are custom run $500 and wear out in 3-6 months.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/14/2020:
i also can eat a large volume of food (like you could in the old days with the steak!)...so lately i do what i have been doing all along ... LOTS of veggies and volume in my meals...it's helped a bit although i have started to gain weight overall from when it's NOT just veggies adding to the volume...like more bread/meats lately too when i have dinners with my folks on the weekends.

Donkey on 01/14/2020:
Are you wearing sneakers when you go walking? I'm guessing that your foot pain is due to a shoe issue - either not the right shoe or you need a new shoe.

innerpeace on 01/15/2020:
Yes sneakers...

innerpeace - Monday Jan 13, 2020

Weight: 328.9

DH and I were up early and went walking this morning. At first he was like...YOU really don't want to, just lay back down. I said, get up, it will be good for you. So we went walking. It wasn't so bad then, but I am feeling it in my feet and legs this morning sitting at my desk.

The dogs wanted to go so bad, I may just take them when I get home. They love to go places.

B: French toast toast

S: two clementines

L: Well Yes, broccoli and sweet potato soup, banana

D: beef stroganoff

Before the new year I applied for a mentorship program. I was accepted. Now I am at the stage to pick a mentor, however, I have talked myself out of being in the program and just sent an email to decline the acceptance. I just think I have to concentrate on my personal goals right now and not so much of my professional ones. I am not in a position that has any advancement opportunities so I can't see the benefit of having a mentor, especially when the mentors are all weather professionals. And then I'm thinking why would a weather professional give a crap about the career of the admin person. They want to mold young up and coming meteorologist. Anyway...that is that!

I think this will be a slow week at work.

Have a great eveing IP.



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

happy-1 on 01/13/2020:
I dunno... I think it would be fun to mentor someone seasoned with work experience. It would let me focus on passing along the most interesting part of what I do instead of the other 80% which is basic job stuff. Plus the person I mentored would be more serious about changing roles and more likely to continue. What's the difference between being a weather person and what you do? What additional training would you need to switch roles?

innerpeace on 01/13/2020:
I work at the weather service, 90% of the employees are meteorologist. I am the administrative assistant...I do not care to learn about weather. It doesn't interest me one bit.

bearcountrygg on 01/13/2020:
HE didn't want to walk and tried to pass it off on you...SUCH A MAN!!! LOL I love that well yes soup...way too easy!!!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/13/2020:
i was walking a lot on Saturday with my folks and i felt it Sunday. I tend to feel it also, on my left leg/ankle since it's weak and just never has been the same after breaking it. i get sore easily in my legs as well....but i'm glad you walked.

Donkey on 01/14/2020:
Good for you on walking!

innerpeace - Sunday Jan 12, 2020

Weight: 328.9

Another day of eating meat!

B: French toast toast


D: half of DH's ribeye, brocolli and Brussel sprouts.

He cooked me a steak but he cut his in half and we both ate it. There is a steak I'm supposed to use for beef stroganoff tomorrow...so meat again.

I told him after that...we are no more meat. We were doing so well...or I was.

Tomorrow though, he did say he would go walking with me, he even dug his hat and gloves out, so we will see if we can actually get up and do it.

Did 4 loads of laundry today and watched a lot of TV got hooked on some Crossword Puzzle mysteries.

I'm ready for Monday!

Have a great night IP

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

bearcountrygg on 01/13/2020:
D and I often eat different meals now........you could go meatless and just eat the side dishes....but I can attest...it's not always easy resisting. Beef provides iron and there is that.....

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/13/2020:
the one good thing about living in my apt is i can do all my loads of laundry at one time by using most of the machines!!! hahaha i hope DH walks with you!

innerpeace - Saturday Jan 11, 2020

Weight: 328.9

 Complete bust of a day.

up at 7:30 we ordered breakfast. I had 2 eggs over easy and bacon and French toast. Ate a lot. Then we watched a movie and took a nap.

we went to our Zentangle class and it wasn't what I thought it would be it was more of a coloring class with nature sounds. It was ok.

DH and I went shopping and I bought the Ezekiel bread I love and then I bought some more leeks and radicchio lettuce and other veggies.

for dinner I had a big fat cheese burger and a blondie brownie. Just really screwed up today but I'm ok with it - I enjoyed the good.

DH mentioned he wanted to start walking again. I'm up for it and see if he keeps his word.

when we started out it was 68degrees when we got home it was 41 degrees this temperature drop seriously did a number on my head and I've had a headache for the past four hours and I'm hoping it goes away before bedtime.

tomorrow will be a better day with food!

have a great night! IP


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

bearcountrygg on 01/12/2020:
Hope today is better for you...maybe you ate meat because you were low on iron?

Donkey on 01/12/2020:
I have a friend who does Zentangle. She says it's very relaxing. I'm not really sure what she has to worry about, since she stays at home and knits all day, all but one of her kids are out of the house (and the youngest is a Junior in high school), nice home, handsome husband with an executive job... I guess we all have our stressors...

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/13/2020:
wowwww! what a temp drop! we've been having temps like that too!

innerpeace - Friday Jan 10, 2020

Weight: 328.9

Rain is here for the weekend. It makes everything so damp and dreary.

Why you don't have dogs. Rocco puked on my bedspread last night, and then he jumps down and runs into the living room and pukes on the new carpet. I cleaned up the bed and DH cleaned up the living room carpet. Oh DH was home so this is well after midnight. There is nothing like waking up to your dog heaving on the bed.

Just when I think I am back to sleep, my cell phone goes off with an Amber Alert! Seriously...it is 1:30 in the morning, I'm wondering how many people got up to look out for the tan Dodge Caravan. I hope the child was found anyway. The last time, the mother did an amber alert just because her ex took off in her car. No kids involved.

Told the girl she could see Cats, but after reading some of the reviews...I'm like meh never mind. I don't want to see cockroaches with human faces...EVER!

The girl opted for Chipolte tonight. This is fine I can get vegatarian there, but we just had this two weeks ago. I think I am chipolte'd out. DH said he wanted it to, democracy rules.

B: toast with cookie butter/chocoloate hazelnut spread

L: left over onion, mushroom roulade, banana

S: sweet and salty bar

D: chipoltle something

Short to do list this weekend

*wash comforter and make spare bed up

*finish bed linen in the basement

*Empty DH's box of CDs and put them in a shelf

Maybe put the wooden kitchen set on Facebook Market and get it out of my basement (depending on the girl...it's her stuff)

*Go through the three craft boxes and keep or donate

That should keep me busy - oh and we have a 2:00 zentangle class tomorrow and grocery shopping today.


have a great weekend in! Stay dry out there IP

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

bearcountrygg on 01/10/2020:
We turned our amber alerts off for the same reason......don't need the phone waking us up at night unless it is friends or family and we watch the early morning news so we see any amber alerts on there anyway. We do keep weather alerts and national alerts on for the sake of safety. The sound of a pet barfing does seem to get everyone on their feet fast...LOL

Horn_of_plenty on 01/11/2020:
oh no! now the new carpet!!!! at least you guys cleaned it all up! :) there's always something going on at your house :)

Donkey on 01/11/2020:
I discovered cat barf on the treadmill last night. It had been there for a while.

innerpeace - Thursday Jan 09, 2020

Weight: 328.9

I was so busy at work today, I didn't have a chance to make an entry.

I picked up the girl and fed her. She had brocolli cheddar soup and a crescent ring with brocolli and canned chicken. She spent the night. She was able to get her room straightened up.

Busy day.

B: toast with a cookie butter/hazelnut spread

L: left over crescent ring

S: sweet and salty bar

D: I made a mushroom and onion roulade. This is good and quick.

DH has to work only 4 hours tomorrow and he will get the girl.

We have a zentangle class scheduled Saturday and the girl has orchestra on Sunday...along with three days of rain. I can feel it in my bones.

Have a great Friday!

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

happy-1 on 01/09/2020:
LOL, you're going healthy vegan and she is going in the other direction!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/10/2020:
Sounds like everything is getting back to normal at your house! Wow she's in the orchestra! She must be loving all the music in school :)

bearcountrygg on 01/10/2020:
Rain came here and it's freezing........and we have another 2 days after that.....

innerpeace on 01/10/2020:
Our weather is crazy. It is supposed to be almost 60 degrees tomorrow...with lots of rain. I feel like I should be living south of the Mason-Dixon line.

innerpeace - Wednesday Jan 08, 2020

Weight: 328.9

When I got home from work, I didn't want to do crap...I watched a movie - Out of Time

After I finally decided to cook - one thing about this WFPB thing, I sure mess up a lot of dishes and spend a lot of time in the kitchen. I made black bean balls. They turned out better than expected.

1 can Black Beans (Drained and Washed)
5 Garlic Cloves Minced
1 Onion Chopped (I used the other leek I had)
1tbs Worcestershire Sauce (use a vegan brand)
1tsp Sea Salt

1tps Black Pepper
1tsp Cayenne pepper
1tbs Paprika
1tsp Onion Powder
2tbs Dried Parsley -
didn't use

1 cup Shredded Carrots
1 Cup Flour - only added 1/2 cup
1 Cup Bread Crumbs - only used 1/2 cup
1/2 Plum Tomato - used eight cherry tomatos
*1/4 Cup of Cold Water- didn't use at all

Blend all ingredients (Except Flour) until mixture is smooth. Remove mixture from blender and place in a medium size bowl. Mix in sifted Flour. Form dough into balls. Deep fry or Pan fry until brown. Serve over Spaghetti with Sauce and enjoy - I used my food processor and the air fryer, I didn't use grease of any kind.

I added these to the angel hair pasta and spaghetti sauce - it was nice and tasty.

In bed by 11:15 - I didn't hear DH come home but the dogs let me know when he came to bed.

Debating on getting the girl today.

Work is crap

People s*ck.

Other than that, life is good. Have a great day! IP

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

bearcountrygg on 01/08/2020:
Those bean balls sound really good!!!!

legcramps on 01/08/2020:
Oh, those sound really good! I wish I had a fryer so I could make them without using any oil. I suppose I could try it in the pan with just a little spray oil...

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/08/2020:
OK....! Black Bean Balls sound AWESOME, lots of ingredients and spices make for a great recipe! very cool, IP!

happy-1 on 01/08/2020:
Love trying a new recipe... Extra good self care today!

Donkey on 01/09/2020:
I might try that recipe! Great meat alternative!

innerpeace - Tuesday Jan 07, 2020

Weight: 328.9

Back to the old routine. I get home and sit a few minutes and get the dogs calmed down.

I then go into the kitchen to make my bean stew and then, I'm freaking out over the instapot and decide to use it with adult supervisor - yeah, ok...I'm afraid of the instapot. I'll let DH mess with it. I sliced up my leek, carrots, celery and put that on to soften. I then added tomotoes and mushrooms the stock and beans and let that just cook about 2 hours.

I got hungry way before the stew was read so I had left over flatbread pizza - naan with the spinach, mushrooms and onions.

I did taste the soup, it was delicious.

I had things to do, however, I didn't get to them and just watched cooking competitions on TV. and I had a few too many mini lemon cakes - these are all gone now.

D: flatbread pizza

S: mini lemon cakes (4) and taste of soup

Went upstairs at 11:15, finally in bed about midnight.

I heard DH get home, dogs and I may have finally goten to sleep about 12:30.

Looking at the calendar and days off, have you ever noticed there is so much time between President's Day and Memorial Day I think someone should invent a new holiday to break that long three months up!

Have a great day! IP

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

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/07/2020:
I agree! What's with there being no holidays in March & April!? CRAZY!

bearcountrygg on 01/07/2020:
Don't have an instapot...but the pressure cooker I have scares me......

happy-1 on 01/07/2020:
I love, love, love my instant pot. Don't be afraid. Just cook beans and rice without salt for first cook then salt and keep an eye of how full you make it... You only have half the capacity to fill because the other half is for steam.

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