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innerpeace - Monday Apr 10, 2017

Weight: 306.0

Friday I left work about an hour early to go pick up a perscription for DH at the clinic before they close. I stopped at picked up Jersy Mike subs for dinner. It was delicious and expensive. I ended the day with 1835 calories.

Saturday, I sat around the house waiting for 12:00 to go to my smart start class. DH's sister and brother-in-were due in, but I went to my class anyway. I arrived at the Y only to be told the person I had an appointment with called in sick and the person filling in for him was not able to instruct me at the time. I wasn't mad, kinda relieved. But the class was rescheduled again for Tuesday. I will go, even if I sit out in the parking lot for 30 minutes to get my nerve up to go back in the Y. So out of my comfort zone!

Once I got back home, sister in law and hubby were there checking on DH. I kept wondering if they thought I was being mean to him or something. But I guess they were just concerned about his well-being. He is fine! We went to Texas Roadhouse for dinner. Not what was planned but it was good. Ended with 2139 calories.

Sunday DH over did it. He insisted on going shopping. We went to Aldi and Giant Eagle and then went home. His son came over and they went to Sam's club. Afterwards DH and his son were messing around with the lawn mower and DH mowed the front yard. He then showered and DH and the son went to the funeral home to pay respects to a friend who had passed. DH cooked dinner and 20 minutes after that he fell out asleept. I tried to wake him up a few times, but he just over did it.

B: toast and peanut butter; iced vanilla latte
L: pizza

D: chicken, salad

S: yogurt

Ended Sunday with 1307 calories.

Tried to get up for zumba this morning, but that didn't quite work out - a different mind set maybe! I will have to explore this.

Not feeling it these days...but I well prevail!

Have a great night

still searching for inner peace!

Progress as of today: 15.6 lbs lost so far, only 96 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 04/11/2017:
Good luck with finding inner peace! I search for that as well.

innerpeace - Friday Apr 07, 2017

Weight: 306.0

Got the girl, she didn't have too much to say. DH told her about the nastiness and showed her again how to flush the toilet. She wasn't too happy afterwards.

I cooked the chicken fried steak (these were very small - maybe the size of a hamburger patty) this is a good thing. Ended the day with 1771 calories.

I've been using DH as an excuse to not exercise, but I will change this tonight!

B: toast, peanut butter, iced vanilla latte

L: ham sandwich, yogurt

S: balanced breaks

D: sub from jersy mikes

I have to leave early from work to pick up a perscription for DH, I have to drive in the exact opposite direction of home, I hope the traffic isn't bad after this morning's SNOW!! OMG

Not too many plans this weekend except for my class tomorrow.

Have a great weekend. IP

Progress as of today: 15.6 lbs lost so far, only 96 lbs to go!

Donkey on 04/08/2017:
Well done! I look forward to hearing about your class!

Horn_of_plenty on 04/09/2017:
lol snow will end for good this season luckily!...

you are doing well, remember to be thankful for the changes you made as YOU put YOUR health as a priority. Everything is POSSIBLE. all good change is possible. you did it and can continue this way. Keep up the good work, IP.

Glad you will not continue to hold DH as an excuse not to exercise...excuses are expansive...make sure you get your exercise in like a habit....you changed so many things for the right reasons - do not give into bad temptations now!

Keep doing the great things, IP. You inspire me to keep going too.

innerpeace - Thursday Apr 06, 2017

Weight: 306.0

Dinner for Wednesday was Jimmy Johns - haven't been eating out during the week recently - but being tired doesn't help cooking at home. With the sandwich and no zumba ended the day with 1958 calories.

I rescheduled my smart start session for Saturday at 12:30. I just had no energy to go after work yesterday, after another stressful day.

This morning was up and took DH to his PT appointment, got to work about 9:45. I decided to just take two hours of leave, I am not staying longer than normal. Not today. I will get the girl after work and we have to deal with her. This morning as I was coming downstairs, I asked DH what he was cooking I thought I smelled fish. He said he thought he smelled p!ss, of course automatically blaming my Steve. However, come to find out, the girl didn't flush the toilet after she used in last on Tuesday night. This is so disgusting. She will get a nastiness lecture tonight. I also find wadded up papertowels stuffed down in the cushions of my couch. I found three and then when I took the cushion off to look for me, I found at least a hand full of gold fish crackers down there. Seriously....not sure how one can by so nasty, but she will know about this!

B: french toast; iced vanilla latte

L: ham sandwich

S: balanced breaks

D: chicken fried steak, boiled potatoes, green beans

S: yogurt

Oh I did take Steve all around the block, he has slowly been getting better.

Progress as of today: 15.6 lbs lost so far, only 96 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/06/2017:
will just comment fast as my brain is in a fog...i'm glad Steve is on the mend :-)

innerpeace - Wednesday Apr 05, 2017

Weight: 306.0

I am here today!

I have been extremely busy taking care of DH and the girl. DH is getting along better but he is still unable to drive and therefore I have to take him to all of his appointments, this is running me ragged.

Friday I had a binge day - stressful afternoon at work didn't go over well with my emotional eating.

FRI - 2798

SAT - 1319

SUN - 1202

MON - 1344

TUE - 1230

I stayed within range the rest of the days. I am having difficulty getting back in my exercise mode and this has slowed. I did do zumba yesterday but was unalbe to get up this morning and do it.

Tonight I have an appointment to get the smart start tour at the Y - familitarization and introduction to the machines and decide what my goals are. This is at 7:00, so hopefully I can get home and get dinner for DH and then take off for an hour or so.

Stressing over stuff at work...because people suck!

Some days no work, some days over loaded, I wish this would even out some way.

B: toast, peanut butter, vanilla iced latte

L: ham and cheese sandwich, apple, cheezits

S: balanced breaks

D: chicken fried steak, boiled potates, green beans (these are little steaks about 4" round.

S: yogurt maybe

Hopefully i'm back on schedule. Have a nice evening.

Progress as of today: 15.6 lbs lost so far, only 96 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/05/2017:
Maybe to help you not to binge...make sure to have things that are low calorie around in case you reach for something to numb your mind - i binge only in order to relax....

sometimes when i take a sleeping pill, i have noticed weirdly enough, the urge to overeat is diminished...as what i really need is rest and not food.

Donkey on 04/05/2017:
When I'm at work, at around 3pm I start getting really stressed out because I'm so busy trying to wrap things up by 5pm and yet things (phone calls, emails, faxes) keep coming in!

When I weighed more, I would rummage around for chips. Now that I'm focused on reaching my goal weight, I munch of raw vegetables or cut up an apple and have almonds with it.

Sometimes a cup of coffee will calm me down too, strangely enough.

grannyannie on 04/06/2017:
Best not to have forbidden foods in the house. If I have nothing 'bad' to binge on then I can't and nothing healthy appeals to me when I'm in that mood.

innerpeace - Friday Mar 31, 2017

Weight: 306.0

Last night I got home and cooked some spinach and artichoke stuffed chicken, it was so delicious with salad and green beans. I then had some girl scout cookies - they are the spawn of the devil. Ended the night with 1668 calories.

Yesterday I joined the Y again to get the girl into summer camp. She is 12 I wish she could just stay by herself, I did at the age, but times are so different now with social media. I guess I can't trust who she would get involved with using it...so she will just go to camp again.

I think I will make the most of this...and with DH being unable to move around I may be able to go to the Y by myself. I called to get enrolled in the "Smart Start" to get introduced to the equipment and set some goals. Hopefully I have started some better habits with my morning zumba and food tracking that I am now ready to add some more. We will see what happens...all of this and stupid girl scout cookies.

B: yogurt; iced vanilla latte

S: apple

L: chicken salad, crackers, yogurt

S: balanced breaks

D: sweet and sour chicken meatballs with noodles, salad and some vegetable I don't even know yet

Grimm series finale is on tonight...I will miss this show.

Tomorrow we arer scheduled to go on the Hiking Stick Program kick off hike - along with rain - so this is iffy.

DH is still hobbling around - hopeful this will get better. He came upstairs for about an hour last night, but ended downstairs in the recliner again...ergo no zumba!

Bring it...April!

Progress as of today: 15.6 lbs lost so far, only 96 lbs to go!

Donkey on 04/01/2017:
As a child growing up, I had to spend the summers alone, because my mom (divorced, dad out of the picture entirely) had to work all the time. I attribute a lot of my depression, anger, and anxiety to the solitary confinement of my youth. So perhaps it's better for the girl to go to camp -- pretty soon she'll definitely be too old for it. And this got you back to the Y, so it can't be all bad.

I can relate to your Zumba situation (which I did not comment on a couple of days ago). We've had a houseguest set up in the basement family room, which is where my stationary bike and weight bench are. I never considered myself a "bike" person -- always thought of myself as a "walker" (not in the zombie sense, though, ... although thinking about it, maybe it applies to me in that sense too!).

But 4 days without my bike and I'm missing it so bad. I love to ride my bike and watch early morning re-runs of I Love Lucy and Brady Bunch. Or the morning news. Walking takes too long and is boring - LOL!

I hope the hubby feels better soon. My husband is looking at double hip replacement, maybe later this year, so I'll be in the same boat as you are now.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/03/2017:
Your dinner with all the extra veg sounds so good! This is my lifestyle - extra veggies. It can cause extra gas yeah - but i don't care - it keeps my weight down!

Agreed - sweets are a devil in disguise ;-)

At 12 she is still a baby in my opinion - it's good she will be with other children socially and all...better and healthier. also better she's not in the kitchen all day...easy to gain weight in summer when not in a structured program.

Talking about starting better habits, i'm reading up a book on habits. It's such a GREAT book.

One of the superiors at work, a higher-up, recommended i read it & I am enjoying it very much.

It's about how habits are what rule the world. About how major sports teams that were failing and loosing at EVERY GAME - would actually change their prospects after working on habits for a full season...it's an amazing book.

The reason the book is so amazing to me - is how it relates to eating and my job situation. So many of our habits - are so hard to break - not because of the actual habit of the task but because of the CRAVING just before we do the habit. We learn to CRAVE the habit...our brains become intoxicated and energized most BEFORE the habit takes place. This goes for good and bad habits.

With the gym - gym goers have made gym attendance for themeslves a habit bc we crave how good we feel to complete a workout or we learn to crave the release of endorphines we get during the workout...

Habits are best when there's a reason we do them & a reward we get for after we do them...and we teach outselves, for good habits and sadly this occurs for bad habits also which is why they remain hard to break! - we learn to CRAVE THE REWARD. This book is fantastic...now i see my boss walking by...! the one who mentioned to me to read this fascinating book ;-)

mylilsista on 04/04/2017:
Sweets are challenging for me, as well. I finally promised myself I would not bring calorie packed sweets in my home. Instead, I bought low calorie ice cream pops, Fiber One bars, and graham crackers/marshmallow fluff in the house. So far, this has worked well. Occasionally, when I am out running errands, I will grab a Peppermint Patty and devour it! You're still moving in the right direction on the scales! Keep it up Buttercup!

innerpeace - Thursday Mar 30, 2017

Weight: 306.0

Picked up the girl and got her home. I made tacos - shreadded lettuce, diced tomatoes, cheese, ground beef, refried beans, sour cream, salsa. Ended  the day with 1401 calories.

DH is still hobbling around and doing his exercises. His knee is very bruised and swoller.

The girl talked all about going to the Bruno Mars concert until she looked at the price of tickets $197 holy cow, who can afford a ticket - much less two. Wow just wow. Slept ok, had weird dreams about Wayne Gretsky - while I know he was a hockey player, why on earth was he in my dream and/or brain - I don't know anything about hockey or Wayne Gretsky whatsoever!

B: toast, maple peanut butter, iced vanilla latte

S: apple

L: chicken salad, crackers

S: balanced breaks

D: chicken with artichoke, parmesan and cream cheese with a salad. I will make this work!

I have taken a break from zumba - well to be honest I don't want to get up and then DH is sleeping in the living room until he can get upstairs easier. I will resume on 4/1/17 - April Fool's day!

Have a great night!

Progress as of today: 15.6 lbs lost so far, only 96 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/30/2017:
For my first concert ever (yes, first POP concert ever so crazy i went so late in life - i was approx 32 or something) it was after the superbowl where Bruno was the halftime show performer. My "CHEAP" ticket was almost $400. YEAH. That was the most expensive concert I ever went to - most are around $100 or less...still haven't been to tons, but enough ;-) Oh, the only other expensive one was Beyonce last spring a year ago - it was just under $200 and that was considered cheapest tickets, once again! Not sure it's worth it - but it's a great experince one time....it's so disgusting the price of top pop concert performer tickets! yuck-o! !!!!

Lol, i hope you get thru your workout on 4/1 without any nasty trips / tricks lol...you will be fine! I'll also be working out that day :-)

innerpeace - Wednesday Mar 29, 2017

Weight: 306.0

DH made it through his surgery and his home, driving me bat sh!t crazy! I wanted to come to work this morning.

The doctor told me he wasn't getting a blood supply to his bone and that his bone was literally dying and said DH must have been in awful pain - like walking on a frature for the last year...OUCH...yes I felt bad. However, if he makes it through this healing process he should be 90% better than he was. So looking forward to this healing. Took DH to physical therapy this morning as I waited....

A three year old boy and an eight year old girl (brother and sister) were sitting there. The little boy did something to the girl and then reached up and grabbed her face. The little girl bit him. The little boy turned to the father and said, she bite me. The father says, well you hit her, don't hit girls. NEVER HIT GIRLS! Then I wondered, how early are boys taught not to hit girls? this age or earlier if needed. Just a wonder.

And then two older people waiting on lab work. The wife had to have been hard of hearing because the husband leaned over and patted her shoulder to get her attention. Clara? How would you like something different for breakfast?  She looked at him strangely and then he repeated this questions a bit louder, 'HOW WOULD YOU LIKE SOMETHING DIFFERENT FOR BREAKFAST?"

Clara replied: SPAGHETTI! The lady sitting next to me replied...well that certainly is dfiferent, we just had a quiet chuckle as the two left hand and hand. It was just so sweet.

Have been eating OK - but not much exercise except for Monday when I walked all over the hospital serveral times and didn't have my fitbit on...of course!

SAT - 1729

SUN - 1359

MON - 1485

TUE - 1472

This morning after physical therapy I took DH and came to work to get away from his cranky @ss, not to use all my sick leave and to catch up on some work. He will not be cleared to drive until the middle of April so I had to ask my boss if I could come in late the PT days or change my schedule and work 9-5. He said whatever I needed to do. I'm thankful for this.

B: toast, peanut butter, iced vanilla latte

:L: chicken salad, crackers, apple

S: balanced breaks

D: tacos

I am getting the girl after work and she is staying until Sunday - she is on spring break and sit there and help her dad out for the next two days. I'm sure they will both enjoy that. Here's hoping DH has a speedy recovery!

On the scale this morning 311.2. So happy I hope to get this down more this next week.

Progress as of today: 15.6 lbs lost so far, only 96 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/29/2017:
yep, i enjoy the small patties just like you do too. especially turkey burgers bc such low cal! i usually make burgers and eat in place of other meats with my lunch of veggies (EXTRA, EXTRA) and some rice or potato or chips but prefer the rice or potato as it's healthier, lately.

innerpeace - Friday Mar 24, 2017

Weight: 306.0

We got the girl and went home. DH cooked (I will miss his cooking for the next few weeks. I guess I better return to my self sufficient me for awhile.) We did have burgers. I ended the night with 1331 calories.

DH implied I live in a candy crush world, I'm sure he was kidding, but it was hurtful all the same. We did get some federal tax back - I am going to keep this as an emergency mortgage payment until DH goes back to work. He thinks he will be out about 6-8 weeks. this is stressing me out.

This morning I was so emotional i was crying to the song "Unaswered Prayers" by Garth Brooks. I don't normally listen to country music because I get sad - this morning water works started to flow. Just stressing over DH's surgery on Monday.

No big plans over the weekend. i am going to go and see Beauty and the Beast, matinee tomorrow because DH and the girl went without me.

Was up this morning at 4:30 and did a "Firm" DVD for about 45 minutes - more dance type aerobic stuff. Keep waking up about midnight for the past couple of nights. But when i wake up I feel as if I have slept the entire night. I guess this is good sleep.

B: flat bread, egg white, turkey sausage, iced vanilla latte

S: apple

L: chicken salad, crackers, yogurt, nectarine 1/2 (too ripe)

S: balanced breaks

D: DH and I are going out - not sure where and not sure what I will eat - he said Chipolte, but I'm not in the mood for that.

Hope you all have a great weekend!

Progress as of today: 15.6 lbs lost so far, only 96 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/24/2017:
Hi InnerP :-D I hope your Friday is going good. Lately, I feel no stress while at work. I like this feeling....I want to maintain it. I think it's due to more sleep last night? In general, when I am sleeping better, my mood is 100% better too... :-D

Ok...back to you, girlfriend ! :)... Yes, time to return to your cooking self :-D

but you do NOT have to return fully, you can help yourself buy maybe buying bagged greens or microwavable stuff like you do - or even veggies for microwave or from store already prepared if you are still tired? do what you can & do things to help yourself the rest of the way!

Oh, how do you manage such wonderful calories with burgers? do you eat the bread? or are they small burgers?

you've got some great cals going on! Which reminds me, i must cook up some turkey burgers...the meat has been in my fridge for a week (but says it doesn't expire till the 27th!) it's good meat i think by Purdue! it's amazing we can keep chopped meat over a week in fridge without the due date going bad!? is this normal or new? there's no hormones or bad stuff...just ground turkey meat the package says....

been hearing everyone's going to see B&B at movies...not me though, i don't care...it's still cartoon version right? If it were real actors / actresses i'd be interested...but if it's cartoon, no thanks!

Girl may be interested to join you again to see it a second time....you know...

I love the peppers & onions at chipotle...i get a salad with EXTRA EXTRA of the hot peppers / onions and then a little tofu or chicken or even any of the meats...but a little bit...and you can have a handful of chips....oh, soooo good and low cal if its salad, oh and salsa stuff they have tomato stuff, all the peppers and onions, a lil protein, a lil chips, and like a diet coke...that would be my order.

innerpeace on 03/29/2017:
Small burger patty. Only the bottom bun. No mayo or cheese.

innerpeace on 03/29/2017:
No it is a movie version of B&B, with real actors and actresses. The girl from Harry Potter is in it. Voices of Emma Thompson, Ewen McGregor and others.

Donkey on 03/25/2017:
I used to live in the Candy Crush world until I had to upload stuff into a cloud, which I didn't know what that meant, so now none of the 3 games of Crush I was playing will load now. Crushers unite!

Good idea about the emergency mortgage payment. I can't tell you how many times Mr. Donkey has left us high and dry with no money. (Not that he left me, but that he spent what we had and then we needed money.) Now I have several sources of reserves which he knows nothing about. Some people just aren't good with handling money... but that's my story, not yours. Sorry to hijack!

innerpeace - Thursday Mar 23, 2017

Weight: 306.0

Got home and finished the laundry. DH and the girl attempted to do it while I was away, which I am so grateful, however, they did not finish. So I finished the laundry while DH cooked. I attempted to walk my dog, but he walked down about four houses, pooped and went back home. He is still not up for walking. DH's son brings his dog and Steve has been playing with her but he still doesn't want to be friends.

Ending the night with 1758 calories, still a little high for me.

I did make some flavoried pretzels. Mix a packet of ranch dressing mix, chyenne pepper, garlic and olive oil. Drizzle this onto the pretzels and mix well. Let sit and mix well every 15 minutes for an hour. Lay out to dry. These are very good snacks. Can't eat too many or your mouth gets hot from the pepper.

The good thing is...I was finally able to get up with the alarm. I was actually awake before it went off, but I layed in bed to make sure it would actually go off. I was up about 50 minutes of Zumba. After seeing some of the pictures from the wedding...I will be incorporating something else in my routine, once I figure out what it is.

B: flat bread, egg white, turkey sausage, iced vanilla latte

S: apple

L: last of the lean cusiine frozen meals - pecan chicken, yogurt

S : balanced breaks

D: I think DH said something about burgers

I need to pick up a few things from the $1 store for work, as I was given a task and need a few things. We have the girl tonight! Have a great evening.


Progress as of today: 15.6 lbs lost so far, only 96 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/23/2017:
That's great that they did some of the laundry... :)

I think that you should continue to help your dog along in feeling better and less anxious as he's way to nervous to always feel this way??? Plus, walking is good for the dog and you...i'd push the dog a little to keep on...talking sweetly to him, etc....i once was feeling really sick, my mom pushed me along. it was what i needed, even though i felt i couldn't handle it...i eventually did...i was sick about 1.5 years ago with a very bad bout of anxiety which lasted a month (i was out of work for 1 month straight). And at the very beginning, i was dizzy and had a hard time even walking outside with my mom, but she made me do it - that's what i was referring to. This lasted about 1-2 weeks.

Whenever i take a vacation or do a bit more than i'm used to outside of work, my calories are usually on the increase and eventually you will get them lowered to how you like them again. Your body is readjusting :) Always takes me a week or so...from my own experiences.

Maybe incorporate some weights into your routine...by lifting dumbells just a few diff types of movements, you will gain muscle which takes up less space than fat. this means even if you weigh the same, your size will be smaller...that's why i do the weights :) and i now love lifting...give me a euphoric feeling (better than sex perhaps at times..!) Since i'm single anyways, it's good i have the gym as my outlet & way to feel good & get the pump / adrenaline kick in addition to a release of whatever it is...endorphins i guess same as from other types of activities...

were you eating lean cuisines as a change of pace? i don't usually see them included in other diaries besides this week from you...they are a good change of pace. i used to eat them soo much though, in my early to mid 20's that i am not a fan anymore plus all the salt. ...but now you make me wanna get them...intead of those, i get more on the veggie side and add a protein and used to have a starch like my beloved veggie chips but now trying to choose better options like potato as the starch or rice or other grains...but many times i still resort to some of those chips as they are low cal compared to other brands, unless the bag lies? plus they have flavors like siracha and jalepeno which really suppress my appetite as i cannot eat as many chips when they have those flavors compared to a plainer sea salt flavor :)

love the dollar store, also. :-)

enjoy your eve xoxo

innerpeace - Wednesday Mar 22, 2017

Weight: 306.0

NOTE TO SELF - DO NOT buy sweet stuff!!

I grabbed a bag of chocolate, caramel sea salt covered almonds at the store...idefk (i don't even f&&&king know) why! So so stupid. Between Monday night and Tuesday night they are all gone! They were delicious though, but that is the reason I cannot have sweet stuff in my house because I have no control.

Tuesday night we picked up the girl. I helped her with geometry homework - I had to view a few you tube videos, but we got it done. We had turkey meatball subs for dinner. I would like to also say we had some kind of vegetables but that didn't happen! Ended the night with 1853 calores, because of the chocolate covered almond splurge.

My knew phone is killing me with the alarms and stuff that I can not get to work ..again with the sleeping late. I think i have it set though for tomorrow.

I was going to get the c25k started again...will see how that happens as well.

B: flat bread with turkey sausage and egg white

S: yogurt

L: lean cuisine pizza, apple

S: balanced breaks

D: pork chop, brussel sprouts, salad


Progress as of today: 15.6 lbs lost so far, only 96 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/22/2017:
I also do not do well with portion control so i tend to buy things only if I am used to them...and already buy them...I am same as you.

I am sure you are still recovering from your trip but i gotta say this entry sounds as a while very uplifted already!

Your calories, 1853, are still moderate and healthy so do not worry about up days like this one as it's important anyways not to always eat extreme low cal and your metabolism can and will slow down (my did after i lost a ton of weight back when i was around 22-24 years old i do think) as i ate very low cal and weight came back quick after i started to eat like i do now with NO PROBLEMS :)

Now i can eat more as i keep adding the muscle on and trying to continue to add cardio too...

ok, back to you!...do you want to tell me any more about your speech?? i gotta say, even if yours was the only long one, you had done a GREAT job on it...it would have went over well if longer also ;)

don't buy the sweet stuff or if stores sell small packages or even single serve, buy that and eat it when you are out - i have done this and do it sorta on the regular when i go to stores that sell single serve (even pharmacies do at the cash register or deli stores or even gas stations sometimes if i want a chocolate LOL)...

sorry about the alarms on your phone...how annoying !!

food looks GREAT! if you want to fill up more at lunch, have cooked veggies with the pizza.

your breakfast sounds amazing. and your dinner also sounds super-duper.

mylilsista on 03/22/2017:
If I am in the mood for something sweet, say chocolate, I stop at a gas station, select something sinful, toss half in the trash before getting in the car & eat the other half!

I do not keep stuff like that in my house. Sugar-free jellos and low calorie whipped cream, fresh fruit salad, sugar-free ice cream pops (various flavors with individual portions in the box), Fiber One bars, caramel flavored pop corn..That is the kind of snacks allowed in our house.

What truly satisfies my sweet tooth is a large low calorie smoothie (the recipe is on my DD page, it's delicious!)

Forgive yourself and move on...We all have to learn from our slip ups and keep walking toward our solution (Hug!)

mylilsista on 03/22/2017:
Your food log sounds amazing, by the way :)

Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/23/2017:
i agree with my lil sista that your food log is great...you cook and prepare great dishes!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/23/2017:
oh and i like her idea to stop at gas station or wherever, buy single serve, and toss half...not that i'd want to do it!!!!!!!! LOL. i dont think i could throw half away, but i'd buy a single serve when out and not keep in my apt / house either.

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