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innerpeace - Monday Dec 02, 2019

Weight: 328.9

I can't believe how fast these four days just flew by.

DH smoked a turkey - it was beautiful and he was very proud of it. I did have a piece of turkey breast - BUT - I kept picking at it because it looked like something was coming out of it - a worm (it was probably just tendon or some other body part) I fed most of it to my dog...but it was moist and tasted good - not too smokey. - I ate brussel sprouts and sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce and some dressing. I then had a piece of sweet potatoe buy DH bought, but it was really spicy and I didn't eat the rest of it. I did good for Thanksgiving.

Friday - we ate left overs - We went to see It's a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood - not my cup of tea - but it was good.

Saturday - left the house a little for shopping - but then had a panic attack and didn't stay out very long - We celebrated the girls 15th birthday (it is actually on the 10th - but since DH is working 2nd shift - he is never home on the evenings she is over) and then...FOOTBALL!

Sunday - domestic cleaning, laundry, kitchen and helped DH put lights up for Christmas, actually that was an all weekend kinda thing.DH heated some potatoe ans spinach peirogies - these were good. I made a mushroom, onion & pancetta (bacon like for flavor) stromboli.

Monday is Monday. Slept well and have been having crazy dreams.

B: toast

L: stromboli, apple

D: TBD - I may tackle my chickpea/artichoke heart patty that I still haven't made - tonight maybe a good night for this.

Have a great evening! IP

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

BearCountryGG on 12/02/2019:
You are doing so well with your new eating program...I can just tell that you seem to really be put off by animal proteins now.

happy-1 on 12/02/2019:
Yum on the artichoke chickpea thing. I feel like that's a good combo.

legcramps on 12/02/2019:
I'd be really interested to know how those patties taste!

Horn_of_plenty on 12/02/2019:
I'm not interested in the Mr. Rogers movie for seeing it in the theater, maybe once it comes out, i'll watch it on Amazon prime though!

The smoked turkey sounds AMAZING. so he did it whole? Or did he smoke it in sections? I'm guessing whole.

Your patties sound both creative and TASTY!

Donkey on 12/03/2019:
Sounds like you had a delicious holiday weekend! (In spite of the turkey mishap)

innerpeace - Wednesday Nov 27, 2019

Weight: 328.9

Still around.

Still meatless.

Looking forward for the four day weekend. May do some Christmas shopping.

We are celebrating the girls 15th birthday and DH wan'ts to go see a movie.

DH is smoking a turkey. I am making the sides - Brussel sprounts, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, and green bean casserole. I also wanted a corn casserole but I am the only one that likes that. We also have a small ham because the girl doesn't like turkey.

Doing good and feeling good.

After Thanksgiving I may start trying to be move active, I have been dreaming of running so I'll see.

Last night I made an Asian salad with cabbage it was good.

Tonight, I will probably feed the girl periogies.

I am going to try my hand at an chickpea, artichocke patty if not I will eat a black bean burger and avocado.

I hope each of you have a happy Thanksgiving and appreciate all you have in life...be thankful and be kind.



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

horn_of_plenty on 11/27/2019:
Those patties you want to make sound amazing.

Smoked turkey also sounds amazing !

Happy bday to girlie and happy thanksgiving to all of you !

Donkey on 11/28/2019:
Let us know how the chickpea-artichoke patty works out! I'd like to know :-)

We hadn't planned on having Brussel sprouts, but I'm going to see if we have some frozen, just for me.

Are you planning on having a vegetarian Thanksgiving too?

happy-1 on 11/30/2019:
Sounds like a good, balanced plan! How did it go?

innerpeace on 12/02/2019:
I did eat a small piece of turkey breast - it was nice and moist. DH smoked the turkey- he was so proud.

innerpeace - Wednesday Nov 20, 2019

Weight: 328.9

I get the girl her Chick-fil-A. Drive thru was closes so I had to park and go in. And I felt rushed. I don't get there to often so I don't know the menu like the back of my hand. I get her nuggets, DH chicken sandwiches and I get a salad.

I get home and pick the chicken off my salad and give it to my dogs. It was a great salad though.

After the girl left I had the munchies and ate two sweet and salty bars and then when I was making lunch (PB&J) I also had a half PB sandwhich.

Yesterday, I did get the apology email from ER saying...oh, sorry, I was looking at the wrong calendar, you date is correct. Thanks. I'm glad I got this, however, I am still attitudinal with my boss and his through process that we are always wrong....anyway!!! I will just have to deal with him tomorrow, because I took Friday off - mental health day. And then Thanksgiving is next week and I will work 2 1/2 days and be off 2 1/2/ days this I love!

I have been doing recipes searches and there are several groups on Facebook who have WFPB recipes and I have tons, now, its deciding on what I want to eat and how much prep work I actually want to do. Eat the rainbow!

Tonight though...DH sent me a recipe that is for a grilled mushroom and onion grilled cheese. So I will use the last of the swiss and gruyere cheese we have in the refrigerator and never by cheese again! I haven't been having too much trouble not drinking milk, but I do mis it. Cheese...cheese is the DEVIL! With that being said, I have found some recipes for vegan cheese and I may just have to try this and test it out.

Friday, DH and I will be trying to find someone to make us a Riverdale cake for the girl's 15th birthday. It is on the 10th, but we are going to celebrate it on the 1st, because after Thanksgiving DH won't see her again until the weekend after ther actually BD so he wanted to celebrate it early. She doesn't mind.

So shopping and Thanksgiving and shopping!

Have a great day! IP

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

BearCountryGG on 11/20/2019:
You are doing really well with your no meat diet.......Those sandwiches sound really good.

Donkey on 11/21/2019:
I love cheese....

Donkey on 11/21/2019:
If you find a vegan cheese that you like, please let me know!!!!

Horn_of_plenty on 11/22/2019:
i haven't been to chick fil'a in awhile either but it sounds like it'd be very good! :) at least good chicken! nice meals you all got.

yes, it's def so NICE to be out on Friday after thanksgiving and not have to go in that very next day indeed. i usually get that day off, too. this year i'm not working that week at all...

yes, maybe you can find a good Vegan cheese which a cheese lover like you would be hard to do...since i doubt it tastes the same but it could be good in some recipes that require herbs.

i cannot wait for Tgiving to be over....because i hate how it's overeating for me....

innerpeace - Tuesday Nov 19, 2019

Weight: 328.9

had a horrible day at work. Three months ago I did a promotion personal action and submitted it to be processed. I was told I had the wrong date, that all promotions must start at the beginning of a pay period. Lesson Learned!

Yesterday I submit another promotion and before I even had my boss sign it, I checked that date no one or two time...but FIVE!! I didn't want to have to resubmit an error. My boss signed it, I told him, I check the date and it was right. He replied...'great I don't want another nasty gram from ER (our regional headquarters)." Well I don't either that is why I checkd it several times.

I get home and make the mistake of checking email and this Mother trucker at ER has that email...this must start at the beginning of a pay period!! WTF!! Are you freakin' kidding me? Well I guess I don't know how to do my job afterall. I was miffed all evening.

For dinner I put together a vegetable soup with brocoli, carrots, cauliflower, mushrooms and onions I used the better than boullion vegetabl broth base and it turned out pretty tasty. I also added some spinach ricotta tortilli and it was delicous. D@mn Cheese!

So this morning I get in and my boss is like....JoAnn your date is wrong! Why is it that I am the one who has to be wrong? I told him I checked the date five freakin' times. Why doesn't he have my back! Why doesn't he trust my work. I pulled up the calendar and I pulled up the promotion form and showed him the dates. He said I will respond. He writes the email saying our dates are correct according to the pay calendar, is there another error? Again why would he just automatically assume we are wrong! I hate that. I am automatically the one in the wrong...whatever! I am glad he won't be in the office for the next few days, until I get rid of my attitude!

I have to pick up the girl tonight. I told DH I would stop at Chick fil A and get her something to eat. I didn't want to hear her complain about her no meat or as she calls it 'rabbit food'.

People irritate me!

B: French toast toast, iced tea

L: left over vegetable soup

S: sweet and salty bar, apple


have a great night! IP

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

Donkey on 11/20/2019:
Work does suck indeed! WTF! It makes me wonder if it's an automatic response to say the date is wrong... you jeebus, line when you send an email and you get an automatic generated response, "so and so is out of the office..." Sheesh!

Your veggie meals sound so delicious! Giving up dairy would seem monumental to me. What is life without cheese? And don't even get me started on cream for coffee...

Horn_of_plenty on 11/22/2019:
you know, what's wrong with the cheese!? sounds good and tasty with the veggie soup! your soup sounds amazing!!!! if you like cheese, eat some cheese, i say! that's what i do, but with chocolate / candy / chips / protein muffins (can't wait to have one SOON!)

seems very odd about your dates on your submitted paperwork, maybe someone in HR is incorrect. doesn't have to be you....weird thing indeed!

innerpeace - Monday Nov 18, 2019

Weight: 328.9

Friday we had the girl. We had cereal for dinner. Still having a hard time getting rid of my dairy addiction, but I will continue with this thought - no dairy.

Saturday we had a relaxing morning and we to the movies about 1:00. We watched Malificient Mistress of Evil - I had reservations about seeing it, but it was a very good movie...drew a tear, had all the feels.

Afterwards we went to Ruby Tuesday for an early dinner. I opted for their great salad bar with the vegetable trio (brcolli, zucchini and mashed potatoes) happy with my choice. Once we got home I watched football.

Sunday the same thing - house cleaning and laundry.

I didn't want to cook, so DH gets us an impossible whopper...ok so this is the third one I've had and my conclusion is....I DO NOT like them. The first time I ate it, I smelled BO and thought it was older people eating near by. NOW I'm convinced it is something in the impossible whopper that is smelling to me like dirty socks or BO. I won't eat it again for this reason and it's a texture thing.

Tonight I will be making a dish from the fab four cookbook and I will get pictures if I remember.

All is well with me...sleeping good...feeling good.

have a great Monday! IP



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

BearCountryGG on 11/18/2019:
I have a pkg of those fake burgers in the freezer...and d says NO WAY!!! Not really looking forward to cooking them now...LOL

happy-1 on 11/20/2019:
"drew a tear, had all the feels" I bet you are a kick in the pants to hang out with.

Horn_of_plenty on 11/22/2019:

Horn_of_plenty on 11/22/2019:
i would get it without mayo and cheese though...

innerpeace - Thursday Nov 14, 2019

Weight: 328.9

I ordered from chipoltle and tried their sofritas - Sofritas, shredded Hodo Soy tofu marinated in a spicy sauce made from chipotle chilies, roasted poblanos, and Mexican spices - for my meatless goal. This was very spicy to me, but I did eat it. Probably won't get it again because of the spiciness.

The girl was over, I actually missed her. We had some nice conversation.

I watched the CMA awards, disappointed with the winners, I guess I think differently than the voters.

I have been sleeping better, so grateful for this. DH as more energy, he is usually crashed out in the recliner by 8:00, but he is staying awake....must be the new diet.

B: whole grain toast

L: great northern bean/avocado sandwich with lettuce & tomato, banana

S: gold fish; nature valley bar


work is crap...I hate it this week.

No big plans this weekend...yet.

Have a great evening! IP

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

BearCountryGG on 11/14/2019:
Bean and avocado sandwich sounds interesting.

questforthebest on 11/14/2019:
Good luck with the meatless goal!

What, pray tell, is goldfish though? :)

innerpeace on 11/18/2019:
Pepperidge Farms - goldfish (it's a small cracker shaped like a goldfish) the snack that smiles back...it's a cheezit that is goldfish shaped.

Donkey on 11/15/2019:
Goldfish crackers? Those are so addictive!!

horn_of_plenty on 11/15/2019:
I agree that the spicy Chipotle tofu sofritas is a little too spicy indeed. I wish it was half that level - they need to work on it more to perfect the taste !!!!

innerpeace - Wednesday Nov 13, 2019

Weight: 328.9

DH is working first shift and is throwing off all my routines with him being home in the evenings. I can't say which I like better, which is very disturbing to me. I love him so much, but I also like just doing my own thing in the evenings while he's at work.

Anyway, he suggested we go out to dinner, since we don't get to very often.

I had cheese quesadilla and a half bowl of French onion soup. It was nice.

I also hate making my own breakfast in the morning, but I can adjust.

B: sprouted grains toast

L: PB&J, sweet and salty nature valley bar

S: banana; gold fish

D: TBD The girl wanted to order from Chipolte. I will see If I can order something I like, if not I will cook.

It is cold and snowy. The snow was pretty for a minute.

Dogs not a fan of the snow.

Have a great evening. IP

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

happy-1 on 11/13/2019:
Love Chipotle.

I'd like having evenings to myself too. I like the introvert energy recharge time.

BearCountryGG on 11/13/2019:
When D worked different shifts I had the same problems adjusting to the differing schedules.....I guess it could be worse...if he didn't have a job at all......(retirement can be kind of difficult sometimes too...LOL)

legcramps on 11/14/2019:
I very much enjoy having my time to myself, too. I am an introvert and my BF is an extrovert, so he doesn't understand what it means to want alone time LOL. Right now we still live apart; it will be interesting if that changes, how we will tolerate each other!

Donkey on 11/14/2019:
Game Changer is the name of the movie.

I think there's advantages and disadvantages to any schedule a spouse is on. It's the adjustment to it that's the hard part.

horn_of_plenty on 11/15/2019:
I thought you always make your breakfast or buy it ?

I guess DH used to make it for you ???,

Thanks for your sweet comments welcoming me back here !!!!

innerpeace - Tuesday Nov 12, 2019

Weight: 328.9

It doesn't seem like almost a week since I posted. work goes in spurts and I may have missed a day or two.

We are chugging along with the no meat. We are doing good, and I feel better and am able to do more; more easily. I'm talking about bending and putting on my socks and shoes and taking a shower. Stuff that was becoming hard to do. I can fee the changes and I am grateful.

I did have cookie binge yesterday. At first I felt guilty but then I'm like those were some darn good cookies. DH was working and I went shopping for a few things. For some reason I was down the cookie aisle (well I was actually looking for MIso paste) which the Asian inspired food was on the same aisle. I looked over and there was one package of Keebler fudge sticks left on the shelf (they are waifer cookies covered in chocoloate) anyway, I snatched those and ate the the entire package the rest of the afternoon. I then tossed them in the garbage and tried to cover them up with other trash. I told DH. He just asked if I enjoyed them. Yes, yes, I do. A little too much maybe. But besides from that...still meat free.

DH was down all weekend with a shoulder pain he couldn't seem to get rid of, He took a muscle relaxer and slept for most of two days. When he was awake he was grumpy and yelled at the dogs, which I did not like. I just told him to go back to sleep.

B: sprouted grains toast

L: sushi from DH

S: gold fish

D: something with the brussel sprouts and tofu....we had this before, Dh like it, so I will try to prepare this again.

We are doing good.

Have a great day! IP

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

Donkey on 11/12/2019:
I am amazed that you are feeling so good, going meatless. That's really inspiring! I've heard that from others too, that they feel better, less sore, less achy, more energy, clearer skin, clearer thinking, etc.

Donkey on 11/12/2019:
There's some Netflix movie that goes into the benefits of a plant-based diet... I need to watch it. Can't remember the name of it. "They" were all talking about it in an online weight-training group I belong to. Some grumbles, but I think I'll check it out (once I remember what the name is).

innerpeace on 11/13/2019:
There are a few - Forks over Knives, Game Changers and What the Health, they are all informative.

questforthebest on 11/12/2019:
Congrats, sounds like things are going awesome!

legcramps on 11/13/2019:
Great job so far! I found some vegan ice cream so i'm looking forward to trying it out.

innerpeace - Wednesday Nov 06, 2019

Weight: 328.9

Last night I took the easy way out. DH picked up a pan of mac and cheese for the girl, I heated up the chicken nuggets and steamed some brocolli.

I ate sushi. (carrots, cucumber, avocado) This is the third time in as many weeks, I think I'm good for awhile.

I did make a smashed garbanzo and avocado sandwhich for lunch. I add lime juice and garlic salt and this tastes delicious to me. I put tomator and mixed greens on top. I also bought the delicious Ezekiel sprouted bread which is also very delicious. This is the first time I've ever had this. High recommend.

B: Toast (Ezekiel bread) PB and banana.

S: sweet and salty bar

L: garbanzo bean and avaocado sandwhich, banana

D: probably be my butternut squash soup or something. TBD.

It is getting colder and snow is coming. BLAH

The girl was very hyper last night and talking about Christmas and her birthday, dropping hints and showing pictures. Totally not in the mood for Christmas yet.

Have a great day.


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

legcramps on 11/07/2019:
I am looking forward to trying a vegan mac and cheese this week. Hopefully I will find some time to make it! I have tried ezekiel bread before and liked it as well; it is too expensive for me to buy it regularly though.

happy-1 on 11/08/2019:
I'm not in the mood for Christmas either.

Donkey on 11/09/2019:
Sorry, but I've already started listening to Christmas music in October. I truly felt that I needed some Santa in my heart, to keep me from sinking into an abyss of despair and crabiness and lack of faith in humanity over all. People suck.

innerpeace - Tuesday Nov 05, 2019

Weight: 328.9

I made a sweet potato buddha bowl for dinner which turned out better than expected.

I sliced some sweet potato and toasted it along with red onion, brocollni and kale and garbanzo beans drizzled with home made tahini with a little maple syrup. Here's what it pretty much looked like, except I had my sweet potatoes shaved in think slices to cook faster.

Day 2 of the WFPB challenge, going good.

It tasted better today for lunch than it did last night.

B: oatmeal bake with blueberries and black berries

S: sweet and salty bar, banana

L: left over sweet potato bowl

D: DH picked up me another roll of sushi and I will probably eat that. It doesn't save to weel.

The girl comes over tonight and DH bought her a tub of macaroni and cheese and she will eat chicken nuggets and brocolli.

Work is slow and there is work but I just don't want to do it.

I took Friday off and I'm off Monday so I will have a four day weekend of nothingness, which is exactly what I need.

have a great night. IP



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

grannyannie on 11/05/2019:
Looks yummy!

happy-1 on 11/05/2019:
Oh yum. That could be a food blog photo

innerpeace on 11/06/2019:
That is a blog photo, I was trying to get mine to look like that, however, i sliced my sweetpotatos and no way was my tahini that smooth and creamy.

happy-1 on 11/05/2019:
Oh yum. That could be a food blog photo

Donkey on 11/06/2019:
That looks so good!

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