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innerpeace - Friday Sep 01, 2017

Weight: 306.0

Got home and DH already had dinner made:

This is a warm lentil salad. It has fennel, celery, apple and turkey sausage. Didn't know I liked lentils, but I do. Didn't know I liked fennel but I do. it was good. The whole thing was very delcious, even with the pile of spinach. Calories - 444

daily total: 1216


Watched football - love it, missed it, but I overslept this morning...didn't get up until 6:30! No more late night football games for me!

Very happy with this week of food. I'm also very happy with the results on my scale this morning. Still not down to my 306 weight (and when I reach that I will finally change it on DD)

We have the girl this weekend and NO plans, so this should be not so fun! I know I am going shopping for a cookbook so I can plan our meals for the week. Which turned out to be so much better, especially going shopping!

DH says he is feeling better as well, so maybe we can stick to this until we see significant results.

B: 1/4 granola, 1/3 cup non fat vanilla yogurt, 1/3 cup blueberries - 267 calories

S: carrots with avocado-sour cream dip - 101 calories

L: big salad mixed greens, carrot, tomoto, cucumber, boiled egg, few walnuts with basalmic oil dressing - cheddar cheese toast - 314 calories

S: dried apricots, walnuts - 101 calories

Tonight we experiment with chicken Tikka Masala - Oh My!

Enjoy the long weekend! IP


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

bearcountrygg on 09/01/2017:
Lots of healthy stuff going on there...Good Job!

puddles on 09/01/2017:
Trying new stuff is always fun and does add variety to our meals.

jayhawkjen on 09/02/2017:
That looks delicious! I'm impressed

horn_of_plenty on 09/05/2017:
OK, if ANY RESTAURANT near me made your "Warm lentil salad" exactly the way you do, I'd order it all the time! How good! And TONS and tons of fiber! Filling. Great meal for lunch at work. It'd def fill me completely for the afternoon and maybe cause a little stomach upset (gas) due to the high amounts of fiber, but, i'd deal with those consequences happily for eating such a healthy, TASTY, filling meal!

innerpeace - Thursday Aug 31, 2017

Weight: 306.0

I think DH and I have a routine I can get into...if it will stay that way. We have a menu and he starts dinner and I finish it when I get home. We eat, we walk, he goes to bed.

I have been preparing all the lunches and breakfast. I have been enjoying it. Especially our meals, which have been different and tasty. And I like using the new (new to me) spices together.

Work is just crap and will probably continue to be so for the next week or so...stupid budget and fiscal year end.

Dinner was Moroccan style stuffed peppers. Mixed cumin and cinnamon and ginger and orange zest. This turned out way better than I expected. I hate peppers and still ate half of my pepper. And currents...who knew!!

I finished up the night with 1157 calories. It would have been more, but the snack was dark chocolate chips and I detest dark chocolate so I didn't even eat them. Wasn't feeling hungry so, I left it at that.

I went to bed about 11:30 but was still awake after midnight. Woke up several times during the night...hearing things. At first I thought I heard A gun shot and was frozen terrified forever, maybe only a minute, but it sure felt like forever. My dog wasn't barking so that helped. It is hard to get up early and exercise when I can't sleep.

When I did get up to take a shower, I swore I heard cabinet doors slamming and coughing so I thought DH was home. I hollared for him, but he wasn't home. This makes for a creepy shower because then I kept thinking I saw shadows through the shower curtain, and I guess the AC came on, because then the shower curtain started waving in and out and touching me!! I was miserable. Again, I wasn't hearing my dog bark, so I just have to assume I'm safe and/or alone!

B: 1/4 nonfat yogurt, 1/3 cup of blueberries and 1/4 cup of granola - 267 calories

S: hard boiled egg -83 calories

L: 2 cups of mixed greens, 3 oz. broiled gorund turkey, carrots, clemontine. with home made carrott, ginger, vinegrette, which was really good, except it leaked out in my lucnch box. - 336 calories

NOTE TO SELF: The Immersion Blender has it's name for a reason. It should remain immersed at all times...or else the entire work surface and operator will get splattered. Good to know!

S: dried apricots and walnut halves - 86 calories

Dinner will be a warm lentil salad with turkey sausage and apples. Looking forward to this, i cooked the lentils last night and CH picked up turkey sausage on his way home.

Now, this has been an incredible amount of work and several trips to the grocery store, however, after getting on the scale this morning...I think we will stick with it. I lost the five pounds I picked up over the weekend, so this made me more happy. DH said he has lost 4 pounds when he weighed on the shipping scale at work. Not that he is huge (I weigh more than he does) he said he was just walking by and stepped on it. I'm glad I know eating better is helping his blood sugar as well.

Now, I just gotta get my activity back up! Funny how I can never seem to get my healthy eathing and activity together on the same page! I will work on this.

ON a good note. YA got a call to interview for a job I applied to for him. I have applied for a few. He hasn't said anything so, I'mma keep doing it.

Have a great night! IP


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

bearcountrygg on 08/31/2017:
Sounds like you guy are doing great...and so nice to have the company to eat so well with....great going! And I hear you about gun shots and noises...we live across the street from federal hunting land...gun shots are a regular occurance.....and it sometimes scares me too.

horn_of_plenty on 09/01/2017:
Last night my hamster went to nibble my finger and i got so scared that i dropped him (just a few inches from floor) but he fell on his back and he got so scared too>....he momentarily froze and didn't move i felt so bad. his eye didn't get better and i'll just have to treat it myself by getting the crust off whenever i play with him. no more vets or medicine as it's not in my budget range at all anymore. i did try 1x. cannot do more. but i do love having a hamster to hold and play with even if just a few minutes per day it's nice, relaxing, and almost like meditation to care for something living even if just a lil rodent!

Stuffed peppers look FABULOUS! lol, i'd eat all the peppers you'd not worry about me saying i don't like the outer pepper...loving veg....reminding me to buy some more veg this afternoon before i go to gym :)

Something fun similar to your stuffed peppers: some kinda stuffed egg whites...many times i eat 1 egg and like 2 egg whites to additionally fill me and i put like a dip or like sauteed eggplant (recently for lunch) in a sauce in the egg white.... or just get both things on the fork with the egg white. i find it really satisfying the mix of sauteed veg or saucy veg and egg whites :)

innerpeace - Wednesday Aug 30, 2017

Weight: 306.0

DH and I made dinner. it was really tasty and this was the first time we actually cooked tofu ourselves. i was really impressed and will probably eat this dish again one day. And I like curry more than I thought I would.

Went to work with a headache yesterday, it didn't get better, I really hate this time of the year.

B: 1/4 non fat greek yogurt, 1/3 cup blueberries, 1/4 cup granola - 267 calories

L: pita with applie and cheddar cheese (melted), mixed greens (OMG so, so good. I broiled the cheese over the applies and it didn't even taste like apples anymore - more squash like) 351 calories

S: 1/2 apple - 47 calories

D: another concoction in the kitchen - stuffed peppers with morrocan style spices.

We have the girl tonight, so no plans.

And the official NCAA football season starts off tomorrow!! So SO Excited. I love college football.

Was talking to my son in Georgia, he had an accident and totaled his car, actually his car didn't even look that bad, but the insurance totaled it out, so he is in search of a new car.  I hope he makes good decisions.

Have a great night! IP

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

bearcountrygg on 08/30/2017:
Your meal looks so good. I only made tofu once and it does pick up flavors from the other things.nice meal. Hope your son didn't get hurt.

innerpeace - Tuesday Aug 29, 2017

Weight: 306.0

So I went to bed hungry. When you eat the right stuff and measure what you eat...yeah well, you don't eat as much! I was so sleepy last night I fell asleep in the recliner. I did get up and take a 30 minute nap, felt much better.

DH came home early because he had to to and take an aptitude test for a job he's hoping to get. I hope so. I hate his third shift crap!

B: toast, 1/4 alvacado, boiled egg, clementine - 266 calories

S: dried apricots and walnuts - 134 calories

L: left over ravioli, vegetable soup, cheddar bread, clementine - 395 calories

D: squash and tofu curry with kale and left over rice - 424 calories

S: cucumber -  I didn't eat this yet - maybe I won't - my system does not like cucumber too well. TOTAL CALORIES: 1219

Not sure if DH got the tofu so this could be changed up a bit.

Had the opportunity to go see John Mayer, however, I didn't want to go alone and no one else cared to see him.

Not too much going on tongiht, hopefully be able to relax!

Have a good night! IP

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

horn_of_plenty on 08/29/2017:
lately i also go to bed without eating even if hungry bc, like you, when i eat enough throughout the day, i don't care to eat before bed as i'm more tired than hungry so the tired feeling has been winning.

bearcountrygg on 08/29/2017:
Can't sleep while you're eating...that's always a good plan.

happy-1 on 08/29/2017:
Oh man next time you get to see an artist like John Mayer just go even if you go solo!

innerpeace - Monday Aug 28, 2017

Weight: 306.0

So Saturday we had plan to go to the fair....however, those were quickly extinguished due to the YA. DH got home from work and I was letting him take a nap before we went to the fair. However, the YA kept calling and calling and I would decline the call because I didn't want to wake DH up. Anyway, after the YA called DH's phone about six times, he finally called me. I was relunctant to answer the phone, but I did.

He then proceeds to tell me that his car was towed because he was not parked in the vistor's parking lot at his GF's apartments. He said he was $45 short, could we please loan him the money. I said yes, but you know we don't keep money at the house, we will have to go to an ATM. I said I would get around and bring him the $45 dollars. He then called back and said his ride and other $60 dollars fell through. The ride and other $60 was coming from his mother. That's when I ask how much the total fine was, he said $125. He had $20, his mother was going to give him $60 and then we were going to get the last $45. Anyway, he then says, we need to drive to his GMa's house to get the money from his mother. I said, never mind, we will just pay it and you go get the money and bring it back when you can. So after I woke DH up we got the YA and GF and drove them to the tow yard and then had to wait another 30 minutes for the tow truck man to come back to the lot. So now it was almost 2:30 and DH and I decided to just go and eat Mexican food, instead of going to the fair.

We stopped at the store and picked up a few things. My entire body hurt. I wanted to leave as soon as I got into the store. We went home.

Sunday after my depressing weigh in for the TeleMove call - I somehow managed to gain 5 pounds in one day....since my entire body was hurting, I started thinking I was depressed again and/or that time of the month (if I had it). It just doesn't make any sense!!

DH went shopping with a list for a meal plan we found. He said he would absolutely stick to this meal plan.

Day #! Meal plan

B: toast, boiled egg, 1/4 avocado, 1 clementine - 263 calories (this was suprisingly good and filling for breakfast)

S: 1/3 cup blueberries, 1/4 greek non fat yogurt - 61 calories

L: 2 cups Ravioli and vegetable soup, 1 tomoto chedder cheese toast - 341 calories (I made this soup with zucchini, squash, onions, tomatoes, chicken stock and frozen cheese ravioli)

S: cucumber and 3tbs hummus - 92 calories

D: 4 oz salmon, 1 cup brussel sprouts w/walnuts and vinegrett, 1/2 cup brown rice. - 451 calories

TOTAL Calories - 1212

This took a little planning and a little extra time, but I prepared all the meals (except dinner) and packed them in my lunch bag.

I also had to go back and reread an old journal that was on DD many years ago - search for Rader and read this journal. He was a means of many motiviation and nutrian tips and he lost over 150 pounds. I hope that guy is still alive and kicking.

Hopefully I will be back in the right mind set - at least for awhile.

Have a great evening! IP


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

horn_of_plenty on 08/28/2017:
Hiiii IP!

I am sure your body was hurting from the stress. So sorry YA ruined your planned…how frustrating ! How old is YA again? When I was his age I problem had even less money than him and got everything off my parents! I was prob still in college and I didn’t work during college…so all money I had was totally from my parents lol…so bad. I honestly wish idid work in HS…because I think I’d have learned the value of work a little better, faster, and easier than waiting till around 21 for first on the books type of job…

The Mexican food is very salty probably and you probably retaining lots of water. It’s possibly to gain 3-4 lbs in water bloat and if it’s the case you will lose it in a week so do not worry. Maybe it was hormones indeed / bloating.

Per the meal plan – to make breakfast more filling you can also have a coffee with regular milk (no creamers bc tooooo high calories!) Snack is good….if you want it more filling use 2% yogurt for almost the same calories and it’ll fill you up more and for longer bc there’s a little bit of fat…LUNCH SOUNDS AMAZINGLY GREAT…snack sounds wonderful especially if eating a nice large cucumber!..DINNER sounds amazingly good and you can always add even more veggies if it’s not filling enough! I like the whole meal plan but you know me…I am a critic and like to critique it anyways!

innerpeace on 08/29/2017:
YA is 19 and he knows everything!! except where to park. LOL

bearcountrygg on 08/28/2017:
Meal plan sounds really good to me.....and if DH does it too it may be just what you need. I'm not sure how old YA is but it sounds like he created his own parking problem....Do you watch Dr Phil?????? We raised 2 boys and without telling them to they both worked from the ages of 14 and 16...the older started working at an egg farm and a dairy farm at 16 and the younger one worked at a sheep farm at 14....my husband delivered papers and layed carpet.....insisting that he earn his own money will make him respect money more, right now he is doing a real good job of not following rules and then begging for help...and that won't get him far in life....I think maybe he is your step son???? If he is that does make it hard for you...but a parents job is to raise kids to be successful in the world and handouts don't teach him anything..I hope that he figures out that earning his own keep is really kind of neat and that he starts doing that himself. I know he is really stressin you and his dad.

innerpeace on 08/29/2017:
He dropped out of school and worked with his step-dad's plumbing business. They got into an argument and he quit because they wouldn't pay him. Now he lives with his grand ma and tries to work under the table, because he can't find a job without an education. And he is so smart, he won't go back to school or get his GED. I'm being sarcastic. He is a big brat! We sold him my car so he could get to work. He has no sense of responsibility and like I said he knows it all so he won't take advise. He's my step-son.

bearcountrygg on 08/29/2017:
Step kids are a different situation..I feel for you...that's a tough situation ton be in.

innerpeace - Sunday Aug 27, 2017

Weight: 306.0

Having issues with food!


Missed my mother called her, missed my son called him.


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

bearcountrygg on 08/27/2017:
Yeah...I'm having issues with food too.cleaning always helps me get out of that rut....I guess that's why I'm doing a closet overhaul today somehow it makes me feel like I'm back in control again. Food was always my go to problem solver.but in actuality..it caused more problems then it solved...Hang tough...you will get through this.

horn_of_plenty on 08/28/2017:
nice to reconnect with family....feel better....you'll always get back on track with food because you have a GREAT mindset of success, IP!

innerpeace - Thursday Aug 24, 2017

Weight: 306.0

 A little stress at working, trying to spend our money before they snatch it away. It is best to let them snatch as little as possible, but this time, they may get more than usual.

Girl started back to school yesterday. We will see how long she goes to this school. Since they moved they are in a different school district and her mother is supposed to take her to school and pick her up everyday. The step-father said he had a business to run and wasn't going to waste his time taking and picking up the girl from school. This is a terrible sore spot for me, so I'm just hoping she can continue to go to school everyday.

YA hasn't been over in awhile since DH told him to find a job, which he hasn't yet.

DH and I talked about the YMCA membership last night, again we are not using it. He can only swim for now and they have swim lessons on the evening and times he can go, he feels he should be able to use the pool whenever he wants. We will see what happens.

I finally did the HemeOccult (poop-card) the doctor sent home with two weeks ago.

Tried to get up early for the run; however, I overslept again. And I ask myself how much do I want something or am I just super lazy. The only thing that should be tired is my brain.

Dinner last night was pork loin, green beans and rice. I had a yogurt for dessert.

B: toast, vanilla iced latte

L: peanut butter sandwhich, cheezits, yogurt

S: balanced breaks

D: Not sure will be surprised when I get home.

Have a great night.

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

happy-1 on 08/24/2017:
It's a little pricey but you can get them used on ebay... the fitbit charge 2 that I have is pretty accurately telling me how much I am sleeping and guiding me to more efficient sleep so I am feeling a lot better. You are awake for various minutes while you are sleeping and if you are sleeping inefficiently you might only be getting 6 hours or less during a 7 or 8 hour period. When the Fitbit tells me I have had 7 hours for multiple days , i have the will to exercise.

happy-1 on 08/24/2017:
It's a little pricey but you can get them used on ebay... the fitbit charge 2 that I have is pretty accurately telling me how much I am sleeping and guiding me to more efficient sleep so I am feeling a lot better. You are awake for various minutes while you are sleeping and if you are sleeping inefficiently you might only be getting 6 hours or less during a 7 or 8 hour period. When the Fitbit tells me I have had 7 hours for multiple days , i have the will to exercise.

bearcountrygg on 08/24/2017:
How much do they charge for the ymca membership?

innerpeace on 08/27/2017:
It's about $85 per month for the family.

bearcountrygg on 08/27/2017:
Do you think it's worth it? I will say...that back in the day when we had a pool, we did spend about $100 a month on chemicals.

innerpeace - Wednesday Aug 23, 2017

Weight: 306.0

Ok the last couple of days. Yesterday i was up and doing the c25K program again. I did complete it, but I am still doing it. I think it helps me just stay active.

Been doing the TeleMove calls and everything is working out well. It is frustrating weighing everyday though.

Last night we took Steve to the water park for the Soggy Doggy pool party, he had an absolute blast. It was fun watching him swim and play with the other dogs. There is another one Sunday, will think about taking him there too.

DH made his version of beef stronganoff with left over steak he cooked on Monday, it was pretty good.

Wednesday - had issues getting to sleep last night and then I was awakened about 3:30 and couldn't get back to sleep. And then I oversleep and rush around in the morning, trying to get ready.

B: toast, iced vanilla latte

L: left over beef stroganoff (about 1 cup), yogurt, cheezits

S: balanced breaks

D: I have no clue. I asked DH to get lots of vegetables

That is all about the diet stuff, but I am going to use this a my diary so feel free to stop here.

Yesterday on the way to the Soggy Doggy Pool party we went through the little town of Oberlin, Ohio. This is a little college town. I was shocked to see a rainbow flag flying high with the US flag and state of Ohio flag. Why is this not offensive? Why can this town fly this flag and not have people complaining like they complain about the rebel flag? I am by no means racist and I seriously don't care who other people sleep with - but I think I do have issues about this flag flying when the rebel flag has been removed as well as Confederate monuments.

Maybe they should have the position that if a flag represents a single party and/or group that flag shouldn't be flown, just for the reason it could be offensive to someone.

Ok that is all! Have a great night!




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

bearcountrygg on 08/23/2017:
I'm with you about the flags...then add statues...apparently too many people in this country are trying to rewrite history...guess the truth doesn't matter anymore. Some poor Asian guy named Robert Lee can't announce a sports game because of his name..Things have gotten totally out of hand. Makes me worry for my 3 and 4 year old great grandsons. I love to see what others are eating...and sometimes having to report here makes me decide NOT to eat something..either because I don't want to confess it..or because I just don't want to turn the computer back on...>LOL

innerpeace - Monday Aug 21, 2017

Weight: 306.0

Friday I drove to Pittsburgh with four others in my office to do a site visit and to go to a retirement party. It was a tiring dirve and all the socializing surely is exhausting.

DH picked up the girl for the weekend. We went to Cracker Barrel for dinner. I had bacon and eggs and French toast.. We were supposed to go bowling with my work people, but I was so tired, I didn't make it out.

Was up for the TeleMove call - topic was Slow down you eat too fast! Yes, sometimes I do.

Saturday  took the TeleMove call - topic was topic was spread the word - that I am trying to loose weight and inlist the help of those around you! I understand this concept, but I do not want the people at work in any of my business!

We went to a few garage sales. i have a vision of a clock wall, but I can't seem to find clocks anywhere. I think I have found five so far in the last two years. We then went on a scavenger hunt and walked almost 2.5 miles looking for the pictures.

It was hot and we were hungry so we turned in our sheet with 22 of the 25 clues found. We then went to a Russian food festival and I had beef stronganoff and green beans. It also had perogis but I gave mine to the girl. I don't care for perogies at all!

Sunday TeleMove topic was - changing my eating habits - this one I find hard very hard. Stayed around the house and did the laundry, not much else. DH cooked pook loin into jaegarschnitzel - it was pretty good, with mash potatoes and salad.

Monday TeleMove call - Dealing with stress, anxiety and depression. I wasn't hungry but I wanted that sweet ice cream last night. I wasn't depressed, sad, happy or angry. I wanted the ice cream. I need my will power to kick in hear and select a fruit or yogurt or something. Or hey, I know, stop buying it and bringing it in the house!!

down 2.1 pounds since using the TeleMove program - with that being said I have fluncuated by as many pounds as well weighing everyday so who knows.Tomorrow starts week #2.

Did not get into the eclipse hype, there will be another in 7 years, I may get excited for that one, it is supposed to be closer to me any way.

Have a great night! IP



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

bearcountrygg on 08/21/2017:
I eat too fast too...guess I'm afraid someone will see me eating...LOL You sure had a busy few days....I love my ice cream too....basically I think just about everyone does...keep it up....you got this!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/22/2017:
Hi there IP! I am soooo in the same boat as you about a trip with many people in car and work related stuff and the socializing…I get very drained as well. I NEED alone time, usually, in order to recharge and feel my best. But, maybe with the right man and right relationship, it could work where I wouldn’t need as much time alone…like what I have now, he understands me basically and it works out quite well. I just need someone a HAIR younger.

Better to rest than bowl. When you need rest, take it. Yup!!!! I am going to have to also curb my socializing if I want to keep my training. It’s a little of a challenge these two weeks….i have such good plans…..and want to keep my workouts. Soon enough I’ll be traveling so no workouts will be done! I don’t want to work out when I’m traveling – that is TOO MUCH! the travels will TOTALLY BE ENOUGH!

I also have a tendency to eat fast….but not crazy fast. One thing, if you are too hungry, you will want to eat faster. So definitely try to eat your snacks in a way that you are dampening your appetite at meals so that you aren’t ravenous – this is what I try….but yeah I always have an appetite to eat! Haha.

Like you, I lose weight on my own, without other people’s suggestions. I think you are also very good without the input of work – you do know your stuff. You taught yourself to jog. Just use the telemove which sounds really cool like you enjoy it. If work people bother you, tell them that you like to do it your way and individually on your own. That you have a plan already and not looking to change it.

Cool food at the festival – I bet the meat tasted great with the beans. We had an Asian festival with tons of grain foods – and later in the weekend I ate a dumpling. ONE WAS ENOUGH. Nice flavor but just a waste of calories / grains…when you have them in abundance. Luckily I had brought veggies too with the food my friend and I had at the park, so I filled myself up mostly on veggies along with his goat cheese on French bread and the dumpling! Haha. I had brought my chicken burger, salad, and marinated eggplant…veggies helped me to feel full!

Don’t buy things that you don’t have the willpower to watch yourself with. I do NOT buy any “real ice cream.” Only the lower cal brands like Halo Top and Enlightened – so if I eat a little extra, the calorie damage is very low compared to eating extra of the real deal. Have options on hand – large plums are one of my go-to’s. I like large plums because I can take one out of the fridge, wash it, and eat it – no extra work. CONVENIENT. Make sure you have “healthy convenience food” at home …I enjoy stevia in flavored seltzers as convenience and veggie chip brands where I can have like almost 40 veggie straws per serving and for only the calories in 2 pieces of bread….have the options for sweet tasting healthy convenience and salty convenience so that you do not reach or need to buy the higher cal convenience foods. You can make your own ice cream if you really want to – out of bananas and stuff like that…I know you are a good cook. There’s tons of recipes. You can make your own popsicles if you want….but I don’t – I’m a lazy girl with cooking…but I still find a way to have lower cal options that are both sweet and salty…so that I do not reach for the HIGH CAL sweet and salty foods – I keep relatively few options (but enough options) in my apt…small bags of butter microwave popcorn (single serving), lighter chips where there’s slightly less oil (many brands of veggie chips), other chips, fruit that is just wash and eat, flavored seltzer that I add stevia also into, small packages of cookies / bars that are 150 cal or lower, the low cal ice cream brands of halo top and enlightened which comes in pints and bars….to name a few of my go-to items. Bananas when I cannot sleep also. These are all low cal snacks. I can eat a small cookie / bar and follow it up with seltzer with stevia to give myself the “oral fixation” of drinking something after I give myself real sugar….i have learned a lot in how to satiate without indulging fully.

My weight sometimes fluctuates a lot (2-3 pounds) and sometimes not. Lately it doesn’t, but do not worry – it’s normal. It’s good to weigh everyday, but, once a week you’ll see the true variation and true pound loss better.

innerpeace - Thursday Aug 17, 2017

Weight: 306.0

I overslept this morning and had to rush around and get showered. With getting DH out the door for work, I am not getting into bed until 11:30 and last night I couldn't even get to sleep. I know I looked at the clock at 12:44 am and I was still awake.

DH cooked grilled chicken, a big salad and green beans for dinner. He cut the piece of chicken in half and it was 4 ounces. Did great at dinner, but then I made brownies and ate three of them. I suck!

TeleMove phone call - today's topic - It's never to late! still waiting on the materials to look at when referenced, hopefully they will be at my house soon.

Tonight is the Tim McGraw and Faith Hill concert, may have to leave early to get DH to work on time...we will see.

B: toast, iced vanilla latte

L: 1/2 ham sandwich, cheezits, yogaurt

S: balanced breaks

D: I think DH said we were doing Mexican food; again not sure.

Have a great night!

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

bearcountrygg on 08/17/2017:
Have fun at the concert! Sounds like a lot of fun!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/18/2017:
Lately my mornings are screwed up. I may have to set the alarm clock even earlier but I realize that’s not going to be helpful bc I tend to lay in bed anyways so why lay in bed longer which I really do think would happen if I were to wake up earlier? Anyways, I did set my clock a hair earlier so that I can play with my hammy in the mornings. And now that I’m treating it for an eye infection, I actually need to get the ointment in his eye in the morning. Today he peed while in his ball, so I had to make sure to wipe the floor and clean his ball this AM…lol, these things keep having me lose track of the time. All these little things. But I really do love to pick up and hold and play with by Hammy BG. He’s adorable!

Sorry you didn’t sleep well, but, you can’t always sleep well. DH needs to get ready on his own! He’s such a bad boy to keep you awake! Bad Boy!

Dinner sounds super healthy! Is DH eating better now? One brownie or TWO would have been better than three…so you know what!? …next time say “I can eat 2, just not 3.” And then try to get by on 1…it will be easier if you stuff yourself on veggies first, then one brownie will be just for the taste. This is what I do…stuff myself on the fiber and veg and AFTER EAT THE JUNK! So I can have it, but a small portion!

I like the topic of the day for the phone call. It’s DEF NEVER TOO LATE! Hey look, I’m changing my career, for the 4th and last time, in January. Instead of career, I should say “I’m changing my job” for the 4th and last time. I feel good but nervous of course bc I do not want to have problems or bullying or in general any negative things to go on as they did here at a new job especially if it’s NYPD! With all the politics there, I’d be doomed! LOL…I plan to be honest and logical as well as improved a bit with my street smarts. Hey I’ll be 35 and that’s a plus for life experience!

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