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innerpeace - Monday Sep 23, 2019

Weight: 334.6

Friday night, DH and I went to the little diner and of all things there...we had a salad - I even picked off the bacon that was added. We ordered a sandwich for the girl. She is usually hot and tired after marching band.

We go to the game and stay through half-time to watch the marching band. I think everyone does their best and I noticied others out of step...not just the girl, but she wasn't out of step the entire time. She enjoys this, but she gets super hot and she says her feet hurt afterwords. We go get her an icy at half-time and when we get back they are finished and marching back to the school. She told us the game was called in the third quarter because a fight broke out and the coaches just eneded the game. I'm glad I wasn't there to see the fight, this would have freaked me out more than I already get just being there.

We get home and the girl picks at her sandwich and takes a shower, we are in bed by 11:00.

Saturday - we are up and out the door for the girl's audition. I guess she did ok. We couldn't watch, she was in the audition room about 15 minutes. She just said they would email her if she made it or not. There were quite a few kids there. We had plans to go grocery shopping, but....DH said he was hungry and we went to find lunch. We decided to try the Impossible Whopper at BK. It was OK. It looks like a regular whopper, the texture is a bit off, but the taste was not too bad. Sitting there I kept smelling BO and sniffing my burger thinking the smell was coming from that. DH asked me what I was doing, I told him I smelled BO. He replied, oh good, I do too, I'm glad it's not just me. It must have been another diner, but it was not very pleasant. We leave to go grocery shopping, but....the girl asked to go the music store to get some music book. Oh ok, we can go to the music store. (I hate this store - every Liberace, Slash want-to-bes are always in there doing guitar rifs, banging on the pianos, it is loud and obnoxious and so very annoying to me). We get in and get out to go shopping but...there was a Biggby coffee shop right across the street. I don't drink coffee, however, I saw an add for this place that raved they were even better than Starbucks. Anyway, we go in there and I ordered a chocolate chip cookie cream shake. OMG, it was the best thing I have ever had in my life. Needless to say, after this, we just go home. I don't remember much after my sugar crash, except it was about 7:15 pm when I woke back up.

DH went shopping early on  Sunday morning, I stayed home and started laundry.

B - scrambled eggs

L: gold fish

D: grilled cheese - we had a meal planned but the girl said she wasn't interested and ate a bowl of soup. I didn't feel like cooking, so we just settled for the grilled cheese.

I do have a whole meal planned out for the week tonight it is baked ziti with spinach and mushrooms. I will take a picture.

B: frosted mini wheats, iced vanilla latte

L: grilled cheese, banana

D: baked ziti


DH trying to listen to the girl as she auditioned:

BONUS PIC - the girl playing with ROCCO - I think this is just so cute.



Have a great evening! IP

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

grannyannie on 09/23/2019:
Good luck on her audition.

BearCountryGG on 09/23/2019:
Love the pics!!! I've been craving grilled cheese lately!!! Fall food...YUM!

Donkey on 09/24/2019:
That shake...

innerpeace - Friday Sep 20, 2019

Weight: 334.6

Last night I got home and DH had the cauliflower and cheese pizza heated up. I thought he was going to put something on it, but he didn't. He just poured salsa and jalapenos on his and he ate it. It was just OK, I probably won't eat that again.

We did have a nature valley sweet and salty granola bar for dessert.

I went to bed at 9:15 and as expected I was awake at 1:30, ready to get up. I forced myself to go back to sleep, woke DH up a 3:00 and then I finally got up at 5:30 to get ready for work.

Tonight we are going to the highschool football game to see the girl march again. These are late dinner nights and will stop and get another salad from Wendy's or somewhere close by home.

I have a few other dishes i want to make over the weekend: 

brocolli cheddar casserole

potate pizza

butternut lasagna with mushrooms

baked ziti with spinach and mushrooms (and with ricotta or with a tofu herbed ricotta) - might be my first venture with tofu - we will see

Will be at the audition and vegetable shopping tomorrow

No Sooners, but GO BROWNS! GO INDIANS!

Have a great weekend! IP

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

BearCountryGG on 09/20/2019:
I used tofu once...it does pick up flavors from the other things so add lots of flavor to the dish...D didn't like it but I did.

grannyannie on 09/20/2019:
We use tofu a lot. Just has to be cooked properly and in a good sauce.

Horn_of_plenty on 09/21/2019:
let us know how the marching band was!

Donkey on 09/21/2019:
Please continue to post your vegetarian meals - you have truly inspired me.

Hope marching band went well!

innerpeace - Thursday Sep 19, 2019

Weight: 334.6

On to week two with the no meat, doing well.

Tuesday night we had sweet potatoe, bean, onion quesadillas. They were pretty good, despite the kinda sweet taste from the sweet potato.

We also had to deal with the girl. She texted saying she would not be marching Friday night so we didn't have to worry about going to the game to pick her up.

Questions ensued and she said she didn't know about rehearsal or she missed the announcement, therefore the teacher said she could not march on Friday - no march no grade.

This is what I was concerned about, so I emailed the teacher and asked, I know the girl missed the reheasal and would be unable to march, however, if marching was all of her grade, how would she pass the class? Was there a schedule of dates for rehearsal so I could ensure the girl would make it? The teacher responded the dates are on the band calendar and are after school on Mondays and Thursdays. He would be more than willing to work extra with the girl, however, she would have to show diligence and be willing to take the extra instruction. He would also provide extra at 3:00 pm on Tuesday and Wednesday for the girl. And she will be willing to march on Friday.

So since DH is working early shift, he was able to pick her up after her extra instruction. I asked her if that helped. She replied it did. She also informed the teacher that she was being mocked and teased from the upper classman and getting harrassed that she was making everyone mess up because she couldn't stay in step. He told her to let him know the next time this happened.

I am just so so disappointed that others will ridicule and put you down instead of helping you get it right. I just don't understand this mentality.

On a good note though, her middle school band teacher took a creative director's position with the Northeast Ohio Youth Orchestra (NOYO) and invited her to audition this Saturday, she is super excited about this opportunity, so I guess we are going to an audition on Saturday for her.

Last night the menu had caulflower grilled cheese, but DH stopped and got us salads from Wendy's after picking up the girl from her marching practice. The salad was good. THe girl opted for chicken nuggets - no meatless for her.

However, after dinner, I did try and make the cauliflower grilled cheese for lunch today, I could not get those things to stay together. I added bread crumbs, but it really didn't help. It was very messy indeed, I was finally able to get them to stick togeher, I just had to let them cook a bit longer than I initially thought. After I got two sandwiches made I dumped the rest of it on a pizza pan and spread it thin and cooked it like that. It will be made into dinner tonight with roasted vegetables. So roasted vegetable pizza with the cauliflower crust.

I also made about four batches of kale chips - cajun spice and cayenne for DH who enjoys spicy. I made honey mustard and ranch for me. They also turned out really well and if I ever need to eat kale, I will more than likely eat it this way.

B: bowl of mini shreeded wheat, vanilla iced latte

S: CLIO yogurt bar

L: cauliflower grilled cheese, banana

D: cauliflower pizza

Didn't go to work yesterday - autumn migraine or something - still not feeling good today, but there was a conference call I couldn't miss.

The CLIO yogurt bar that is really good on the go and has enough chocolate to conquer a craving...

And the cauliflower grilled cheese - I used provolone


Have a great night, IP

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

BearCountryGG on 09/19/2019:
It sure is tough being a teenager....thankfully she has lots of people there to help her through it....you are an amazing step Mom...And the pictures look delish!!!

legcramps on 09/19/2019:
Pics look great, and super exciting for the girl to get to audition! Good luck to her!

Horn_of_plenty on 09/19/2019:
tell girl to ignore the ridiculers and tell the teacher. kids are stupid. thry dont realize they are bothering her and they think they are just amusing themselves....same thing happened when i was in band.

i enjoy reading about your roasting and cooking. the cauliflower grilled cheese looks amazing and i've never tried that type of bar that you took a picture , i'm gonna look into that bar now.

Horn_of_plenty on 09/19/2019:
quesadilla with sweet potato sounds great too.

Donkey on 09/20/2019:
I'm quite impressed with your vegetarian endeavor!!!

grannyannie on 09/20/2019:
I never felt better than when I was vegan, but still felt good as a vegetarian. We try not to eat a lot of meat now, but do eat some.

innerpeace - Tuesday Sep 17, 2019

Weight: 334.6

I got a call from the girl yesterday, she told her her BF broke up with her, she was so distraught. I felt so bad for her - I've never seen her cry before. She usually just gets mad and pouts, but this was a new level for her. My poor baby.

DH tried to make dinner last night, but forgot some of the ingredients and it is official - I just DO NOT like red, green, yellow bell peppers. Tonight I left him specific instructions on how/what to do for dinner. I also told him he could wait until I get home.

I don't know what is worse him working day shift at 5:00 and going to bed at 8:00 to get up at 3:00 - or evening shift when I get to see him for an hour or so a day. It is truly hard to adjust to someone sleeping when I am used to doing my own thing all evening by myself. One day I am hopeful he will have a regular schedule.

Dinner: stuffed bell peppers with rice and beans (cranberry beans - first time having) they are OK, kinda like pinto beans, but NOT.

I stayed up and watched the BROWNS game!

Ensure DH was up at 3:00 and went back to sleep.

B: toast, iced vanilla latte

L: cranberry bean, cheese quesidilla

D: yamodillas with avocado, sour creams and salsa (hopefully the mushrooms and onions will get cooked tonight)

Work is slow.

No picture today, I didn't take one yesterday and nother interesting in my phone.

Have a great day!


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

happy-1 on 09/17/2019:
Augh a first broken heart... and living with someone with a first broken heart... All I can say is this is the first time I have used the 60 day no contact rule and I really feel a lot better. Cutting off contact is really helping me focus on digging myself out of my drama.

BearCountryGG on 09/17/2019:
Awww....it's tough to be a teen with a broken heart.....but it probably means that a better guy will come along...she is young...it's tough thing to go through though.

Donkey on 09/18/2019:
I'm glad to hear the you were there to console the girl. That warmed my heart.

I'd never heard of cranberry beans!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 09/18/2019:
sorry about the breakup...it's a learning experience.

the bean and cheese quesadilla sounds amazingly satisfying. i want a bean quesadilla!

innerpeace - Monday Sep 16, 2019

Weight: 334.6

Tomorrow will be one week meatless. I am trying this for several reasons, mostly just because I am disgusted by meat right now, just the handling of it, texture, smell everything about it grosses me out right now, maybe it is a phase, i don't know, but I can't bring myself to eat it.

We have been eating a lot of beans and vegetables. Like HOP and her misfits, they had an imperfect produce here that I have subscribed to and we have been eating lots of vegetables. I am always surprised of the different things in my box, eventhough I selected most of it. Here is a picture of the first box:


I got my second box on Friday with sugar snap peas and two bunches of kale, I don't know what to do with yet! I also selected a jar of mild curry sauce DH is using over stuffed bell peppers tonight. The stuffing has mushrooms, onions and rice.

We have been pretty busy the last few weeks, we went to the girl's high school football game to watch her perform in marching band. It was nice, except I was afraid to be in that area due to the recent shootings, I am leary of everything and having PTSD does not help anything...and I think DH wants to go again this Friday, because he is working first shift the next two weeks - from 5:00-1:30 - makes for early mornings.

We have also been to three dog events, which the dogs loved, me...not so much. Got into a confrontation with one of the vendors, and I don't think I reacted well....this after I've been reading on how I can only control my reactions and not others....failed!

The gist of it is...DH had Rocco and I had Steve, we were looking at everything, matter of fact there was just so much, I was overwhelmed. DH was standing at a vendor table listening to his speil about CBD oil and I was standing there listening too...

And then the vendor next door shouted at me...lady, when I looked at her, she pointed down and Steve had hiked is leg and peed on the clasps of about three or four leashes she had hanging down from the top of her booth. I'm like, oops, sorry. She said, you need to watch your dog. I said, sorry again, and said, IT IS a dog show. She said regardless of it being a dog show, do you let your dog pee on anything? I snapped back, yeah, I kinda do, when we are outside. She muttered something else and walked away. I just said, thank you, have a nice day and walked away, but I could feel the redness creeping up my neck and face.

DH asked me what was that all about and I told him and we got into a big discussion about it. He's like just forget about it. But I just can't seem to. I'm like...I want to go and compensate her for the leashes or buy them or something and he tells me no. Anyway we leave and I just cannot stop thinking about this incident and want to atone for being a bad pet owner and/or paying for what my dog did. It's like having kids and they break something in the store, a parent would usually buy it. Dilemma that I am having, again DH says it is collateral damage and she should have said something then and there if she needed me to pay for it.  I have even emailed the event and asked if they had a map/list of all the vendors so I can try and contact this person. Yes, yes I do have a conscious and this will chew on my a long time. Like an incident last year in a store parking lot. This is why I have gray hair.

Son successfully got moved to Hawaii and he is excited about being there. He said he was looking into buying a house. So excited for him, but I warned him about the financial responsiblity.

Work is OK, brought in some aroma therapy for my headaches. I think it helps and no one has complained about smelling essense of orange yet.

On a lighter note...flowers

Have a great night....and GO BROWNS!






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

grannyannie on 09/16/2019:
I was a vegan for 6 months. I felt fantastic! But I didn't stick with it.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 09/16/2019:
honestly, i would NOT worry or waste any more time thinking about your doggie's accident on her leashes. i am sorry that he was "caught peeing" lol...if he wasn't caught maybe you wouldn't have noticed...either way, don't worry. yeah, it's a bad situation to be in as the owner, but, it's an accident. yes, you could have compensated, but, well, maybe she reacted wrong as the salesperson. either way, it's not the end of the world or a major tragedy, so i hope you will not continue to feel bad.

your flowers look amazing as does your imperfect produce, especially the yellow tomatoes which look outstanding!!! Very nice of you to share a photo with us.

it makes eating veggies, for me, much easier because they come directly to my apt so all i have to do is prepare them...i don't even need to go to the store to pick them up which is nice.

i also get into phases where i eat more of one thing and less of other food. i know what you mean about not wanting meat now.

Maria7 on 09/16/2019:
Fresh veggies look wonderful!

Donkey on 09/17/2019:
I echo everything Horn said. I too tend to hold on to past conflict scenarios. It does us no good. For myself, I have to actively work on putting it behind me, mentally.

You know, I just realized that to some, the dog incident might be nothing, but to folks like you and me, these are little traumatic events, that carry a lot of weight. Hmm...

bearcountrygg on 09/17/2019:
My personal feelings about the dog incident is that if that lady knew therre would be a multitude of dog around...she really should not have left the leashes that low...dogs are trerritorial..and it would cause male dogs especially to want to mark territory....things should have been up where dogs weren't tempted...if one of you had considered the compensation at the time..that would have been fine...you have tried to search for her and if you find her then discuss it.....if that doesn't work then you tried.....i was once many years ago...at a garage sale....there was some jewelery in a box for 10 cents....i saw what appeared to be a real diamond ring in there....I asked the lady if that ring really belonged in there...she sniped back...that if it was in the box then it belonged in there...so i bought it...and took it to a jeweler and it was appraised at over $100......I went back to the area where the sale was...and couldn't figure out what house it was...because I still felt funny about the whole thing.....never figured out what house...so I couldn't talk to anyone about it....so I bought kids school clothes with it..sometimes things happen and we have no idea why....maybe that happened to teach her to display her wares differently...dogs will be dogs!!

innerpeace on 09/17/2019:
Thanks! Afterwards I wanted to say, well my dog wouldn't have peed on it if another dog hadn't already....but I can never come up with anything clever to say in the moment. I haven't heard from the event organizer about my request. So...I tried. I am a little better today.

innerpeace - Wednesday Aug 21, 2019

Weight: 334.6

With DH's schedule change I feel so rushed. I get home and fell I need to start cooking dinner right away so we can eat before 6:00 p.m. When he is working second shift I come home and relax a little and I may or may not even get started until about 6:30-7:00 and I take my time.

Last night I was trying to make my rosemary waffle grilled cheese sandwhiches - these turned out ok. I of course ruined the first two batches with the stupid waffle iron, that I believe eventually over heated and burned out at the  These turned out pretty good, however, I would add additional flavor to the waffle.

DH gets home and we eat, he then grills some chicken for tonight's chicken alfredo the girl wanted.

And as usual, DH is falling asleep at 8:30 and he goes to bed....seriously?? This is just a little too early for me. As I sit there I decided I would go to bed early as well. I crawl in about 9:00...Big Mistake.

I was wide awake at 2:30 in the morning, like lets get up and get the day started. I tossed and turned and then when the alarm went off at 5:00 a.m. I had the worst headache. I got up with DH and ate breakfast and then ...work!

B: frosted shredded mini wheats, vanilla iced coffee

L: grilled cheese sandiwhich, banana, gold fish

S: yogurt

D: chicken alfredo with brocolli.




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

grannyannie on 08/21/2019:
Waffle grilled cheese sounds interesting!

BearCountryGG on 08/21/2019:
Those waffles do sound interesting...and what is it about 2:30 last night......??? You aren't the only one waking up at that time!

innerpeace on 08/21/2019:
I went to bed way earlier than I normally do. I guess if you are only used to getting 4-5 hours of sleep, my body just wanted to wake up.

legcramps on 08/21/2019:
Haha, I like the pic. I feel that.

happy-1 on 08/21/2019:
I too want to smack some people. Instead I downloaded the Tasty app you recommended... it is really good

Horn_of_plenty on 08/22/2019:
when do you melt the cheese for the waffles? right after they are made you put the cheese on?

Donkey on 08/22/2019:
Do a Google search on "chaffles" -- it's the biggest craze in the Keto world right now.

innerpeace - Tuesday Aug 20, 2019

Weight: 334.6

Work is meh...

Got home before DH and started dinner. Sometimes Tasty is the only reason I can get dinner prepared. I had left over chicken and saw this recipe on Tasty and thought I would try it out...instead of frying in oil I used the air fryer and they turned out pretty good. I didn't have spring onion so I just useda yellow one and I added mushrooms.

I didn't take a picture of them fresh but here are the two I have for lunch.

DH and I did go to Wal-Mart to pick up a few things like milk and bread and bananas. When we got home we cleaned up the kitchen and I cooked a 'black and blue' cobbler using the blackberries and blueberries ...again befoe they went bad. They've been in the refrigerator over a week and we have yet to eat them. I cooked them down with sugar, vanilla and a little lemon juice - it wasn't a lot. After I put the mixture in a premade pie crust and banked it - kinda cobbler like.

Slept kinda crazy - again not used to DH being home and he wants to go to bed like at 9:30 and I'm like what....I usually don't go to bed until 12:00 and though 9:30 would probably be more healthy and beneficial it's like changing my whole routine and....I don't know I'll see maybe tonight.

Once I did finally go to bed I had crazy dreams and I kept waking up checking the tme. I was dreaming I had sideburns and was debating on whether to shave them off because I could not go to work with hair growing down the sides of my face. And then I was in the bathtub with an infant and I kept falling asleep in the tub and when I would rouse myself the baby would be floating facedown in the water because i guess I let the baby drown when I fell asleep...who knows.....and then I was tryinjg to hold a conversation with my mother and she literally had two faces (not two heads but faces)  and I kept changing positions because I didn't know which face I would be talking to. CHAOS to say the least.

Photo of the day...another submission from our weather  facebook page...so beautiful this was taken in Lorain when the storms rolled by a few nights ago. The Lorain light house is left of the lightening (with the red light).



B: cold oat meal, pecans, vanilla iced latte

S: yogurt

L: Left over chicken balls, banana

D: another experiment from Tasty - Rosemary Thyme waffle grilled cheese and French onion soup.

DH is grilling some chicken for the chicken alfredo the girl wants tomorrow for dinner - her first day of highschool.

Have a great night! IP



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

grannyannie on 08/20/2019:
Great photo. Chicken looks tasty. My husband also likes to go to bed early and get up early. So I gave in and readjusted.

happy-1 on 08/20/2019:
i have to try that site!!!!

BearCountryGG on 08/20/2019:
First of all...yeah...shave those sideburns.....Chicken looks tasty...and the sky..amazing!!!!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/20/2019:
the photo you posted is amazingly awesome! it's worthy of being framed somewhere!

your chicken balls also look very well made..."TASTY!!!!" indeed...

lastly that dream of yours is def nuts and i'm glad it's a situation only in your dreams. i also slept poorly last night and also had a rough dream lately, a horrible dream about a working environment i think that was horrible and i was accused and doing lots of wrong and being punished for it? i think that was my dream....it was cookooo. it's crazy what we think of when we are "sleeping"

Donkey on 08/21/2019:
We had grilled chicken for dinner last night - YUM! Love the photo!

innerpeace - Monday Aug 19, 2019

Weight: 334.6

Friday night I ate a bowl of cereal for dinner. After the sandwich at lunch I wasn't too hungry. The girl left at 6:00.

DH and I just hung out and watched baseball.

Saturday morning we were supposed to do some yard work, however, when we work up at 8:30 it was already hot and humid. We didn't do yard work. We went to a new fruit stand. We picked up some zucchini and yellow squash and a few onions. Then we went to see another buy and got some fresh peaches and orange/yellow tomatoes.

B: toast

L: gold fish crackers, honey ham

D: burrito, chili, cheese with tomato, corn, onion and avocado

DH put together the burrito bake thing. It was pretty good, but I could have done without the corn.

Sunday, well, we got up at 6:30 and was outside for about 1.5 hours pulling weeds, we didn't get to mow because it stormed most of the night, this made the weed pulling easier. After weed pulling I scrubbed both upstair bathroom and chained out shower curtains and mats, they look so fresh and new now with different colors. When I looked at the clock it was only 10:30. It's amazing how much you can get down when you really want.

I started laundry and then I cooked the peaches, for a cobbler type thing I wanted to try and make.

B: toast

L: PB&J, gold fish crackers

D: grilled chicken, cabbage and brussel sprouts, we were cabbage heavy at this meal. It was good though.

S: the peach cobbler I made - it was pretty darn good.

PHOTO OF THE WEEKEND - this was at the fruit stand we were at - someone made this huge bulletin board and filled it with pens of all colors, shapes and sizes. I could think about doing this, we have many pens around the house.

DH is working first shift this week, my entire routine is thrown off, I guess this could be a good thing...but NO.

B: cold oatmeal with walnuts, vanilla iced latte

L: left over burrito, cheezits

S: balanced breaks


There is left over chicken and cabbage. However, I want to experiment and make things...

I have black berries and blueberries, I may try and make something with them before they go bad.

Anyway...off to tackle another week - back is a little stiff from pulling all the weeds. I don't think I should schedule so much to do in one day.

Have a great week! IP

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

BearCountryGG on 08/19/2019:
Lots of bathrooms getting clean around this place...!!! Boy it has been a long long time since I made a peach cobbler...that sounds sooo good!

Donkey on 08/19/2019:
Blackberry cobbler? Just sayin'...

Donkey on 08/19/2019:
I need that bulletin board. But in 2 weeks, half of the pens would be missing, and I still wouldn't be able to find a pen in the house.

happy-1 on 08/19/2019:
hugs! Good steps forward. If I made that bulletin board, it would all be in a pile and never finished

grannyannie on 08/20/2019:
Love the photo!

Horn_of_plenty on 08/20/2019:
speaking of berries going bad, the unthinkable happened here over the weekend....2 whole pounds of strawberries got moldy. :( they were strawberries i bought from a fruit stand, not the supermarket, and i hadn't dried them off or soaked them in water/vinegar. ah well :( gotta eat the fruit from the fruit stand QUICKLY.

Horn_of_plenty on 08/20/2019:
interesting take on a bulletin board, indeed!

we are both using the fruit stands, yours sounds wonderful! i will be stopping by a different one today in Manhattan where i work to buy some fruit to last for the week since i don't have much at home!

we are both eating goldfish too....good change of pace for me, taste-wise.

innerpeace - Friday Aug 16, 2019

Weight: 334.6

Day three of earache - I will have to go to the doctor.

Yesterday was just terrible. DH worked midnight shift, got home about 8:30 and then he goes back to work at 1:00 pm. I was asking him why he did this because I don't think it's healthy, he was worried about what we (the girl and I) were going to eat for dinner as he was driving to work. I said take something out of the freezer I will figure it out - he said I am driving to work. I'm like OMG why and he tells me a story about someone at work and then I say well ask Kayla what she wants for dinner. And he gets all huffy and says, I will call her....I thought he meant after we got finished  talking  and he thinks he hung up on me but didn't....and then I hear....f'ing biotch!

I'm like OMG he actually called me that. At first I was mad and then I'm like he is aggravated and tired and is kinda taking something he forgot to do out on me....I don't like it and it hurt my feelings, but I can only control my own actions.

So he calls me back and I tell him, oh by the way, I heard what you called me and I'm sorry I said something to upset you, I know you are tired and cranky, but it's not my fault you chose to go and work another shift. I actually think he was embarrassed and he apologized. And then he said, what all mothers and food providers in the world hates to hear....Kayla said she doesn't care what's for dinner.

I then get a text from the girl asking me, what do I feel like eating. I reply, I'm not even hungry right now, how about we think about it when you get back home? She was going to the High School Open House with her cousin. She agreed.

So this girl gets home and she is in the crappiest mood ever. She was blubbering and crying about high school kids and how mean and rude they are and how unfair life is going to be now that she is in highschool. I told her she is at the bottom of the totem pole and upper classmen are going to be that way....because they just do. And then she was talking  about her BF and his firends and total melt down....I told her just 'kill'em with kindness - there is no reason to be rude and hateful and now is the time to be the bigger person. And then she hated her schedule and didn't get any of the elective classes she asked for...she really wanted Spanish and I think she was just really overwhelmed realizing that she is in high school now.

Anyway, she wanted McDonald's after she finally calmed down. Poor thing...and also she doesn't want to go back to her mother's tonight.

DH finally made it home at 11:00pm and apologized again.

Yesterday was a bad food day and just a throat punch kinda day all around..

L: ham ans swiss, fries

D: quarter pounder, fries and peach slushie

PHOTO of the day!!! Welcome to High School....

I slept surprisingly well and even woke myself up laughing at my mother. We were eating something and I asked her to try it and the minute it hit her tongue she started spitting it out. It was just funny last night and I woke myself up.

B: toast, iced vanilla latte

L: TBD - DH and the girl are coming up for lunch - they are stopping at McAllester's deli so I will either have a sandwich or salad


Plans for the weekend - yard work and DH wants to go to a fruit stand a few towns over and there is a dog event we may or may not go to.

Have a great day! IP


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

grannyannie on 08/16/2019:
Yes, definiteley go to doctor with a 3 day earache!

grannyannie on 08/16/2019:
My granddaughter starts high school in Sept. Time flies.

horn_of_plenty on 08/17/2019:
High school looks so simple laid out just like that ! A few classes and the day is done!

I’m just joking but it sure is cut and dry like that in one photo!

Also, I am sorry she didn’t get Spanish! Is that a mistake ?!

When I was in high school, foreign language was mandatory in 9th grade.

Also, I know she will feel better soon. She will probably love band. Who knows, maybe she’ll grow up to be a teacher :)

Donkey on 08/17/2019:
I hope you had a good weekend - get that earache taken care of. That's no fun :-(

innerpeace - Thursday Aug 15, 2019

Weight: 334.6

Earache still.

DH came and picked up my car and took it for an oil change. I'm so thankful for this, but what can you do when you get an email from your car? He left me his big old truck to drive.

While he was out he found the Latino food.

D: occapurrio, pastilito both with ground beef. I had to pass on the potato ball and rice and beans, no thanks.

DH heads to bed and me and the girl go bra shopping. This is always fun. She knew what she wanted, but she would not carry them around. She pushed them around in a buggy. Oh to be young again. LOL. We were also looking for a specific bare of jeans that she wears to school and this particular Wal-mart did not have any in stock. The girl wanted her eyebrows done so I drove over to another town to get that down.

The girl mentioned she wanted her upper lip done as well. I was hesitant and asked her - what if it grows back faster - I'm not bringing you over here every week. I had a lot of what ifs..what if the thread cuts you like it did before and you go to school with a cut all on your upper lip, what if it stays red for days and days (she has very sensitve skin) I was trying to be funny and to make her think about it more all at the same time.  The cosmologist told her the upper lip hurt worse than getting the eyebrows done (but it did grow in less and less the more you have it done) because it would hurt worse the girl decided to wait until next time. I am glad.

The Wal-mart by the mall in this town did not have her jeans either, so I was able to use Rakuten again and get 5% cash back so there's that! I also ordered her two school shirts and a hoodie with her name embroidered on it which she doesn't know about.

DH was up at 9:30 and left at 10:00.

I think I got into bed at 11:30, and slept very well.

When my alarm went off at 5:30 - instead of my DH...I see this...he was so compfortable and did not want to get up.


B: toast, PB, iced vanilla latte

S: banana

L: I don't have lunch today and will go get a salad from somewhere

D: I don't know, but it is evident I need to make a menu if DH is going to continue being on 3rd shift. - which I hope tonight is the last night.

Have a great day! IP

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

grannyannie on 08/15/2019:
Cute pic.

BearCountryGG on 08/15/2019:
Don't you love those things like warnings that are from the car.....my dashboard suddenly lights up while I'm driving and my radio turns off.......and while I attempt to read what the big sign says...of course it takes my eyes off the road...and the sign says .....JUST A REMINDER THAT DRIVERS NEED TO REFRAIN FROM USING ELECTRONIC DEVICES WHILE DRIVING!!!!! KEEP EYES ON THE ROAD AT ALL TIMES!!!! Well...that is what I was doing until the car told me to read something...WHILE I WAS DRIVING!!!! I think we have all gone insane!!!

BearCountryGG on 08/15/2019:

legcramps on 08/15/2019:
LOL, what a cute picture! And you're such a good step-mom :) I hope she loves that hoodie!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/15/2019:
you have helped girlie tremendously oh my! thank gosh for you! <3

Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/15/2019:
is that Stevie dog? cute!

innerpeace on 08/16/2019:
no that's Rocco.

Maria7 on 08/16/2019:
You are such a wonderful Mother to your Step-Daughter! No wonder she loves you so much and enjoys spending time with you. I hope you have a very blessed day!

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