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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!

innerpeace - Wednesday Aug 16, 2017

Weight: 306.0

I tried to get up to get my run/jog in but I just hit the snooze button and rolled over back to sleep. I did get up and get showered to be sitting at the table for my 7:00 am call. My phone rang right on time. I was given the lesson plan about portion control and variety (now that sounds ironic) and it listed the pamplets and prochures I was to reference. However, I do not have my materials yet, so I just listened and entered my weight. And we will see what happens tomorrow.

So tomorrow the plans are for DH to get the girl and go to her open house so she can find her classes. After they are coming home and then we are going to go out to eat and then drive to the train station to get downtown to the concert. Once finished DH will go to work and I will take the girl home and go home myself. It will be a long day for me.

Firday, we are going bowling with some work people.

Saturday - wow - lots going on: rummage sale, scavenger hunt, black berry picking, hometown festival and a Russian festival for dinner. We will be busy for most of the day. We will get home about 5:00 for DH to go to bed for work.

Sunday - hiking day with my dog!

Breakfast: toast, iced coffie

Lunch: 1/2 ham and cheese sandwich, cheezits, yogurt

Snack: balanced breaks

DInner: I have no clue

Yesterday I got home and the first thing I see is DH's dirty clothes piled up on the kitchen floor. I was expecting dinner but he was still asleep. He has no routine and fell asleep on the couch, he didn't take a shower so didn't go upstairs to the bed. What a weirdo!

He started cooking dinner, however, the meat he thawed smelled rank and we did not use it, so we had Subway.

DH went back to sleep and I sat and watched base ball after I walked my dog! I hate this new life...I miss my husband!

Anyway, have a great evening! Go Tribe!

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

Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/16/2017:
Hiiii IP!

This calling thing sounds really cool, except I’d totally schedule mine at NIGHT lol. But you are a morning person, so it makes sense as you even get up to exercise in AM, which I don’t.

Girlie is now in 8th grade this year? Good luck to her! Which concert will this one be that you are all attending? It sounds exciting…how I love concerts! I cannot wait to finally attend an orchestra concert in a couple weeks. I’ve been wanting to all summer, but it’s either been rainy on what was supposed to outdoor ones or I just craved more sleep on what were weeknight concerts which don’t work all that well when getting up early the next morning! LOL…I’m just a brat, shall we say!

At least you can be home yourself after that long day…Try to go into it with energy…rest a bit today. Take your alone time today!

I can’t wait to hear about this Russian festival! Will there be dancing or sausages?

Try to see if you can help DH get into a routine, is my suggestion. Seems the night shift is def not his preference but he’ll get days again…if he keeps trying for it.

innerpeace - Tuesday Aug 15, 2017

Weight: 306.0

Was on the phone with my Telemove Coach, Craig. After much  painstaking, and thought provoking discussion, I managed to come up with my two goals. Now, it's not like I said I wanted to lose X number of pounds in X number of time or to lose X number of pounds at all, because using that whole thought process evidently and obviously don't work for me. I had to pull from books, posts and journals I read, classes I've attended and then dig down deep for what I know is my problem.

I read on someone's journal - it could even be someone here on DD - that used BBB - Ban the Bread Basket!

My number one goal was cut back on my bread intake. Like this morning, I had two pieces of toast and another piece with my 1/2 sandwich for lunch. I will work on this change.

My number two goal was continue with my couch to 5 K program, three times a week. I also mentioned I would go to and actually use my YMCA membership, instead of just donating this fee to them every month.

I will get a phone call every morning at 7:00 a.m. I will have to enter my weight and then listen to the education for the day. The phone call is about 10 minutes long. I was skeptical about entering weight everyday, but hey, I can do this.

So the current enrollment will last for six months and then I can extend for another six months if needed. I will talk to my coach, Craig, at least once a week. My first phone call will be in the morning - Wednesday! So there is no more thinking about it, I just need to do this once and for all!

Work is crappy stressful this week and will probably be next week too, and just yuck!

Can't wait to get my new book and other tools.

Have a great day!


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

Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/15/2017:
Hiiii Inner!!

I’ve never heard of a Telemove coach…I had never heard of it labeled “BBB”….makes for easy tip to remembering…a good play on words. I think it’s called an alliteration, the “BBB.”

Instead of bread, there are other higher fiber options. Many wraps that I eat are very low cal but same size as higher cal wraps. Tumaro’s (which I needed a break from lol bc I had it too much) has many good flavors and options. There are many other good brands, too!

With your couch to 5k, when you are ready, I hope you enter a 5k…they have Turkey Trots. You know, I may enter a 5k by me, actually!, in November near my parents. It would be their town’s 5k, the morning of Thanksgiving. YOU JUST GAVE ME A RENEWED DESIRE AND GOAL to run the 3mi (5K).

I LOVE THIS PROGRAM you are writing about! It sounds EXTREMELY helpful like a perfect way to initiate life changes. It reminds me of my first year at weight training….the help of a coach was necessary in order to get me truly understanding that I had to do to stay in line….and there was also a free dietician (I did this from approx. 22/23 till 24 years old) also helped me see how weight fluctuates and was really interesting to see the changes in my weight by meeting with her….it was the first time I was weighing myself that often.

Anyways, I know that this program you are doing is going to give you a lot of “takeaway knowledge and thoughts” and I know it can be a life-changer. Just as my lifechanging, one of, was signing up to a gym that only offered personal training in weights, 3x per week, 30 min a session…only $25 per session and since I was living at home it was VERY affordable and the best thing I ever got involved with!

happy-1 on 08/15/2017:
I struggle with the bread thing too. Big hugs. I'm roasting a whole bag of sweet potatoes in the sow cooker as soon as I get them home from the market and that is actually really helping.

happy-1 on 08/15/2017:
And the Telemove coach thing sounds really cool. I look forward to hearing more about it.

innerpeace - Monday Aug 14, 2017

Weight: 306.0

Just my last four days...

Thursday - I woke up and went to my doctor's appointment. I was aggravated but heard the same story before. I understand my numbers are high (pre-diabetic), I understand I have to lose weight. I understand I have to take in less calories and expend more. I understand this. I do. I've been to the dietician, I've been to WW, Jenny Craig, NutriSystem, I've done Hebalife, SlimFAst, Dexatrim, Hydroxycut, Lots off and other bottled miracle cures. I like food. I like the texture and taste of food. I like salty and sweet, crunchy and sweet, smooth and creamy and all of it. I like dipping and dunking, spritzing and squeezing, tossing and stirring it all in my mouth! It is not that I don't know how or what to eat, I find pleasure and indugence in food and over eat. It's a lack of willpower and portion control and most of the times I don't think of either of those things. How can I change this relationship with food? Food is my drug of choice! My doctor then asked me if I would be interested in the Move program. It is a version of weight watchers. Oh yeah, sure, when is it>? Oh it meets Wednesday at 10:00 or Thursday at 2:00. Oh so, it is set and or designed to be more convenient for retired personnel who don't work anymore? Because do you think it is realistic that I leave my job once a week for 1 1/2 to two hours to attend this meeting? I mean do you think that is something my employer would be willing to allow me to do? I mean I still work and I'm healthy and I just don't think my employer would be ok with me leaving the same time everyweek to attend a weight loss meeting. I can just hear him say now...can't you do this on your own time. Oh, sure go ahead use your vacation leave (because hey, I'm sure you'll have fun) or hey use your sick leave because it is health related...but god forbid you need that for a real emergency one day!! Seriously!!!

She then told me there is a TeleMove and that I can do this program over the telephone. So Friday afternoon, I got a call from my Move Coach who is supposed to call me back tomorrow (Tuesday) and talk about my enrollment. He even asked if I was surprised? Surprised how? Suprised that your doctor recommended you for the program. Me? Oh, heck no, we talked about it. He said, Oh, great, most clients don't even know why I'm calling. So anyway, I guess I will have a weekly meeting with Craig, my weight loss coach, who's in another town. He is sending me a journal, a scall and a pedometer and I must set goals, which I am already having trouble with. Goals.....goals? Calories, exercise, sleep......I must provide two goals........will revisit this later!

Friday I take the girl to get her eyebrows threaded...big mistake. She was willing, however, this apparently is painful and not very pleasant. Well we can't leave with just one eyebrow done!! Oh, I laughted, but feel bad for her now. She is only 12 but holy moly she has two catepillars for eyebrows. And though she fought through the pain and her eyebrows did look great, I will just let her handle that in the future. Step mom is out!!

But then, OMG, the spawn of Satan was released in the exam room when it was time for back-to-school shots! She delared...NO, I'm not getting shots. I don't want them and I ain't getting them. She needed two just to go back to school and then we elected the new HPV one, so there were three. And she howled and moaned, hissed and through fit after fit. The nurse poor thing tried to intimated her with the costs of the shots...yeah, well she wasn't hearing this. Didn't care anything about money or the cost of it. She instead grabbed her sleeve and held it down, don't touch me, I hate needles, it hurts and OMG. Finally there comes a time in one's life, or the proverbial straw that the step-mom cannot take anymore. I told her. Stop IT!! You are 12 years old. If you do not get these shots...fine. We'll go home and you can pack your stuff and take it all back to your mother's house when she comes and gets you, because....you can't go to school without the shots and if you don't go to school, I don't even want you over at my house. I hated to do it, but I mean it and I meant it!! So she sucked it up and took the shots! The first and second ones we given and I said...wow and you didn't even die! The 3rd one wasn't so bad. Little brat!! Needless to say, I was more than happy at 5:30 whenever her mother came to pick her up!!

And then on a side-note. Her mother and step-father moved across town and she would have to change schools. However, her great mother said she wasn't changing schools that she would drive her to school and pick her up each day. Well if this doesn't happen, or the mother has other priorities than school transporation we will have to legally step in. She cannot try to home school this kid either, because it didn't work out too well with the YA now did it?? And she is dumber than a rock, how is she supposed to help with homework or learning? Better days I tell ya!!

So Saturday I was completely exhausted and DH and I stayed home. I did run out and get my hair cut shorter. Other than that, I walked my dog twice. First hair cut (4 inches off) with girl at the baseball game

Second hair cut (another 2 inches off) with DH on the hike.


Sunday, DH and I went on a hike with the dog and stayed home. I did laundry and mowed the front yard and some of the back. And then the YA called and asked us to buy him some contact lenses until he can get some money! Oh and how do you see yourself accomplishing this? I asked to no one in particular! With NO HS diploma or GED and you are the smartest person in the world, so I'm all ears! I can see that you have tons of people calling asking for all your infinite knowledge about everything! UGH!

So I will be back tomorrow with my goals after my first session with Craig! Can't wait for all the great insight I will get over the phone! Have a great night - I apologize for my snarky attitude! Hopefully tomorrow I will have goals and a new plan for the new me!



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

happy-1 on 08/14/2017:
Hugs. Good for you for standing up to her. Sounds like if she yowls she gets her way.

innerpeace - Tuesday Aug 08, 2017

Weight: 306.0

Been agitated the last few days because of OPKs - (other people's kids) LOL. I love them but OMG they drive me insane. When I sold my car to the YA I told him not to drive the he11 out of it, it already had 140K miles on it. It was good and reliable to get to work and back. This witless young man wants to hot rod it and spin the tires and do everything else young men want to do with a car. So know it needs a repair and because he has no job and/or income flow he seriously has the nerve to ask his dad to pay for it. WTH? uh...NO! because he will not go and find a job, he will not take classes and/or try to get back in school. He does absolutely nothing for himself, ergo...I will NOT do anything for him either! And then his girlfriend, doesn't do anything but eat! Seriously, when I was in high school I worked a part-time job, why can't kids these days? She says she is in beauty school - OK, take your @ss over to the salon and be a receptionist or wash hair or something for a few hours a day, DO NOT bring you lazy butt over and sit on my sofa all afternoon and wash your laundry for free!! OMG So SO sick of these kids!!

And then I spent a full day buying school supplies for the other, which I don't mind, except for the fact, that the perfectly good colored pencils I have from last year are not good enough, so she needs a new set. DH is like yeah, whatever she needs!! She doesn't need them, she wants them! Oh heavens...this, this is why I try to run - to get away from the madness!

Got my blood work back, A1C dropped from 6.3 to 5.9 which I am very happy about. However, cholesterol is up at 193 and triglicerides were also up, so after tonight's baseball game, I will be back on the wagon for eating better.

Looking forward to the Cleveland Indians game tonight, GO TRIBE!

I will be back on the straight and narrow path tomorrow, everyone have a good night!


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

happy-1 on 08/08/2017:
Sounds like you are getting mean girled for pencils. Maybe dad needs to teach the value of a dollar. If I had wanted extra pencils I would have had to do extra chores. My mom wrote the chores she'd pay for and the dollar amount on slips of paper and put them in a jar. If I wanted money, I had to pick the ones I wanted to do and then bring them to her for reimbursement. If it was something that was on sale and I was worried it wouldn't be there when I came back, she would buy it but it went into the locked gift cabinet until I could pay for it. I was working as soon as I turned 13.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/09/2017:
Hiya IP!

Does the YA have a HS diploma? If not, he seriously needs a talk that he should get one. Next, sorry so sorry about the car stuff involving YA. Speaking from my own experiences and past, I also did NOT take care of my first car, given to me no cost by my father. He has actually given to me, without cost, at least THREE cars – all were his previously. When I had the money to spend, as a teacher, I had once leased my own brand new car. And I loved the car – it was a 2 door sporty Honda Civic! They were only out a short while and looked so cool on the road! How I loved that car! I had it 3 years. The lease was quite cheap during that time and I made a good amount of money at the time so it wasn’t hard to pay for it while living home. That was the only time I could afford to lease a car, in my entire life. Now I could also afford a car to lease, but, it would be stupid as it would mean that I wouldn’t be able to save as much money as I do for my 401k!

I know I am very lucky. My father gives me more than I could ever ask for. Without him, I would have had little help and would be DEFINITELY taking the bus. My dad has made my life easier…and once in awhile I realize that maybe life has been slightly too easy…and that has caused some of my laziness in the past and lack of desire to strive for more. Ah well. I am working now. I am discovering my way now…sorta late, but not too late. I’m 35 September 9th…

So going back to the car stuff, involving the YA…I am not so sure it’s so terrible what he did to the car….but had he been experienced with how to handle cars from his PAST EXPERIENCES, of which he has none or very little, then he would have probably been much more careful with the car.

I do agree 100% with you about the beauty school. She can also work at a salon part time as you mention – at least washing hair. It’s good experience for creating good relationships with people and developing a necessary rapport with customers. As well as just perfecting her skills. AGREE. She just eats bc she has too much time. Man, she can get out and walk at the park or jog too….sounds they are both really young and not yet grounded into any kind of routine. As you and I know, this can’t continue through adulthood because it just doesn’t work as a lifestyle that’ll get them anywhere. Hopefully they’ll grow out of it. As least, she is in school.

In terms of the laundry…I have a slightly skewed view…pardon me! My sister, who earns 100K per year!!!!...and her husband, who earns OVER 100K per year, bring their laundry over to my parents’ house whenever they visit and do it for free…..! LOL. They live in Manhattan and have a laundry room there…but I think most laundry is done by the hotel her husband manages! And my parents have big machines…so my sister figures it’s a convenient time to wash just about every item that ever needed a good washing! She does like 2-3 HUGE loads when she goes to my parents…they’ll drive so it’s easy to transport the stuff (they don’t take the railroad in)!

On the other hand, I never do my laundry at my parents. Mostly because I find it more convenient to do my laundry at my own apartment in our public laundry room! I do not fold clothes. I simply hang up every shirt I wear. Even pajamas. I have enough closet space to just hang them…so they don’t wrinkle. But if I did laundry back at my parents’, well, it’d be wrinkled when I got home! Wrinkled even from folding! Also, I once ruined a shirt bc it got caught on a wheel of the cart I was transporting my clothes in from my car back up to my apartment after washing them at my parents’! that’s why I do not like doing this almost ever.!!!

I do understand you not wanting to buy new colored pencils. At least they aren’t a huge expense. Putting myself in girlie’s situation, I think I would be OK with the old ones. But can’t be sure?

I am glad your bloodwork is basically ok. Sorry about the cholesterol, BUT, you can google which foods are bad for cholesterol and simply try to eliminate them ! Like egg yolks – just don’t eat the yoke and have some avocado with egg whites instead…as long as avocado doesn’t contribute to any cholesterol problems! I think the cholesterol thing should be manageable…

Keep up the jogging. I keep forgetting to time my mile! I even looked down at my watch yesterday for the starting time, but forgot to check it after a mile of almost complete running with almost no short break (took one break to stretch). And then ran an extra ¼ mile lap…which is why I was so forgetful to check my watch…I had run something different than a mile! Then I was walking / jogging until I got up to 2.5miles. Lately I am able to plan 2mi-2.5mi workouts. What do you typically do for your distances when you are jogging?

innerpeace on 08/14/2017:
No he doesn't have a HS diploma, because he is the smartest person in the world and knows everything already and going back or getting a GED is just stupid! His words not mine! This is another reason why I could kick his mother in the ass for not making him go! I don't care if he does laundry all day at my house, I just want him to try to find a job.

He worked with his step-dad and was paid under the table. Then when he asked his step-dad and mother for a regular salary/check they go off on him, tell him he's a no-good-for-nothing son and kick him out of the house. So for the last two/three years he was working for them instead of going to school. And then when he got kicked out of his mom's house he went to live with the grandma...he started working for a friend of his step-dad's, also under the table.

I am paying his insurance. I told him I would pay it for a year...after that, I will NOT pay it anymore unless he is taking GED classes or going to school.

His GF is supposedly in cosmetology school and she isn't working any kind of job at all. I know when I had my driver license I wanted to work to get my own money.

Last night he text asking us to get him some more contact lenses and he will pay us back. How? He doesn't have a job. I sent him a resume I made for him and told him to look it over and that I would add or take off anything that wasn't right. Do you think he has answered or replied to my email. Heck NO!! Anyway, I'm just fed up with them, because you would think that since he knows everything already, he wouldn't be in this kind of situation.

And then the girl made a comment over the weekend that made me a little mad. She said that if she needed anything else for school she would tell me because she knew she would get it. WTF?? I said that was a really bratty thing to say. And then she started back pedaling saying, well, I could tell my mom, but I don't know when I would ever get it.

Whatever I'm so not happy with the OPKs!

innerpeace - Friday Aug 04, 2017

Weight: 306.0

Tried to relax last night, however, there were cherries that were going to go to waste, so I boiled them down and made a cobbler thing with them. I also started having this weird burning sensation/pain in my lower left abdomen down to my groin area and it hurt to walk. It was still kinda going on this morning, so i did not get up to run.

Currently it is pouring down rain so I can't see myself doing it after work either. Tomorrow the rain is supposed to be gone so maybe I will get it down then.

Tonight we get the girl for the next week. This will be the last whole week for the summer. I am so glad I get so drained taking care of her - or entertaining her or making sure she stays out of trouble, whatever it is called these days.

I have a few things I wanted to do this weekend. May go on a volksmarch near the lake and a few rummage sales.

Tuesday night we are going to another Cleveland Indians game...very excited about this and can't wait. I love watching them play.

Thursday and Friday I am taking off work to get the girl to the doctor to get her a shot for school, my doctor's appointment and to go school supplies shopping...also there is a wagon/hay ride at a metro park one night.

So in between all of this I will try to eat better. I also scored three tickets to the Tim McGraw/Faith Hill concert the 18th of the month from a veteran's organization. Love these opportunities.

So, If I don't check back over the weekend...have a great weekend!

Cheers IP

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

bearcountrygg on 08/04/2017:
Sounds like a busy few days...have fun!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/04/2017:
Hello IP!

You may have pulled something which is hopefully the only reason you have pain. My mom once pulled something straight in her groin and it hurt her VERY much…the worst pain she was in!

We’ve been getting a bit of rain again too. It def hasn’t been a summer of drought! Seems like a good balance if you ask me!

Yeah, I can understand that it can be draining with a girl all week. Can you try to get her to read? Or at least watch a movie together…that’s more enjoyable for both!

Wagon hayride sounds fun…haven’t been on one of those in AGES! That sounds like a really good concert coming up! What’s the price by you for your seats? Does it say on the ticket! Ohhhh and you won them! Congrats!!!!!!!!

Donkey on 08/05/2017:
Sounds like an exciting weekend!

innerpeace - Thursday Aug 03, 2017

Weight: 306.0

Can't say as I have been working a program. I will!! Got back to work and was slammed with work - everyone wants something right this very minute and then I have deadlines to submit next fiscal year stuff, so I have been very busy. This busy I like - busy with no stress.

I have been trying different food though. Last night DH made a casserole with zucchini and potatos, ham and cheese. I could have done without the potatoes. It was ok.

I could not make it up this morning to run. I was so tired and after blood work today I plan on taking a nap.

Tomorrow I will run again with my new shoes!

Everyone have a great evening! IP

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

Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/03/2017:
Good Afternoon IP!

I love the type of busy you are talking about. When you have work, but it’s not all due right away! I like that kind of busy also!

Casserole sounds nice…I have actually been trying to eat more potatoes now and then bc they have potassium which is good for me as well as healthy carbs – way more healthier than chips. And they are a good mix with other fibrous veggies and aid in digestion (but yes they are higher calorie!).

Yeah, sleep is so important. When I miss an hour, I get so cranky and so overtired the next days if I cannot make it up…I tend to be able to always make it up at least on weekends, thankfully!

Enjoy your NEW SHOES while you run! Good shoes are DEFINITELY very important!

innerpeace - Tuesday Aug 01, 2017

Weight: 306.0

I'm back! I survived the road trip. We had a good time.

We visited the weather forecast office in Buffalo, nice people, got good information! We ate at Anchor Bar, where the Buffalo Wild Wings were first invented  it was OK. Loved, Loved, Loved Niagara Falls! We walked all over that place, road the Maid in the Mist and I was just fascinated!

We had Mighty Taco for dinner - this place was recommended as a local favorite - It was OK - better than Taco Bell though.

Sideways pictures of April the Giraffe and baby Taj! We had fun here. This place is way smaller than I thought it would be.

We went to see the movie Valardian - it was just OK too but the seats were comfortable. First time in a recliner movie theater.

Thursday the girl and I drove home. Friday I was up and finished the couch to 5K program. I still didn't get the 3.1 miles in. I think it was 2.44, guess I'm a little slower than anticipated, however, I did jog the whole 35 minutes. I will continue to do this...maybe I will reach the 3.1 miles before too long.

Friday we took the girl to see the Emoji movie...no lie...I thought it was pretty bad and caught myself nodding off a few times and I chopped off about 4 inches of my hair.

Happy August people! I started off eating not one but two bagels, I was extremely hungry this morning for some reason.

DH made me a chicken, bacon, avocado salad last night that was delicious, I could eat it everyday.

Blood work scheduled for Thursday - not looking forward to it.

Have a great night! IP


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

Donkey on 08/01/2017:
Welcome home! Lovely pictures - looks like it was a lot of fun!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/02/2017:
Welcome Back IP! I also had a little adventure (staycation) of my own this past long weekend from Sunday till Tuesday I was adventuring around with a male friend of mine! It was the best time EVER! We did SO MUCH!

Isn’t the maiden in the midst fun!? I also rode it! So fun and you do get sprayed a little bit from the falls, right? I hope you had nice weather while you were at the falls. When I went, it was one really nice sunny day, another I think drizzly day, and the ride back to my friends was soaking rain….but we were thankful we didn’t get soaked while walking around!

Thank you for notifying me that the baby’s name is Taj LOL! ….All we have is recliner movie theaters by me!

WOWWWWW! Good for you jogging a whole 35 min – NO, I cannot do this yet in any comfortable fashion. I haven’t yet. YOU WIN! Hahaha

So now you have short, chin length hair, right?

Good luck with your blood work…I’m sure it’s improved from the original! Keep up the good work, Lady!

happy-1 on 08/03/2017:
Great trip!

innerpeace - Friday Jul 21, 2017

Weight: 306.0

Failed to get up this morning. It was 72 degrees. That is a little warm for me. I will not fail tomorrow. I will get up and get it done. Another thing is when I get too hot, it takes me forever to cool down and then I get sweaty again when I blow dry my hair and then I don't even feel clean any more! Tomorrow I don't have work, so I can cool down as long as I need!

I will do the second run on Monday morning - again off from work and do the final run on Friday when I return from the mini vacation! That was my goal to do it by my birthday and  turning the big 5-0! Next I will actually register to run in a race and I have two in mind. We will see have the next three runs go!

DH worked until noon today, so he put in 12 hours at his work. I will never understand why he does this. So now he is working and sleeping. This is all. He wants Jersy Mike subs for dinner tonight. I

We don't get the girl until Sunday afternoon because of the vacation thing. We are going to the Irish festival on Sunday and Monday will be the pack and get ready to go. The girl has a therapy appointment and then we leave on Tuesday.

I will post pics if I can, if not it will wait until we get back.

Have a great weekend! IP

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

Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/21/2017:
Hi IP!

LOL….I guess 72 in the AM can be warm? It’s sorta at least that temp if not higher everyday here in NYC area. It’s ok to take a break some mornings. It happens to me every so often. Maybe you needed more sleep today?? Yep..hair….that’s why I love my hair right now this summer….air dry only and it’s short! Yes, agreed again – exercising when I don’t have work is SO MUCH EASIER lol….

Wow I didn’t know you were approaching this milestone bday! What a great time you choose to become healthier and do better for yourself!!! Good for you, IP! I hope to be like you when I’m turning 50 – active, caring about myself and hopefully somebody else (lately I just wish for a boyfriend , someone who gets me & I get them…they don’t seem anywhere out there….it makes me sorta sad at the moment)…anyways, I hope to be like you and I already am a bit….i like to go to the community festivals and take advantage of most weekends to enjoy and see new activities and performances and places. The weekend I’m taking a break though….I yearn to be mostly home. Craving a lot of me-time….again!

You’ll def need to keep up updated on your runs…!!!!!! You are doing better than me! But I’m getting better!!! haha….and so are you!

Is girl coming with you on vaca? I don’t think so but I forget if you told us? Vaca is coming close, so nice!

BearCountryGG on 07/21/2017:
I admire you both for running, those days are over for me.....when I tried to run I got an ingrunial hernia that stopped that as quick as it started........I was more of a stationary bike rider.....but as of lately just moving around at home seems to be the extent of my exercise....sore hips get you when you are old......

thinnside40 on 07/21/2017:
I put a fan in our bathroom. I'm an easy sweater and hate feeling icky after getting out of the shower. Not to mention the difficulty to put make-up on if need be.

Donkey on 07/22/2017:
The humidity is what's the killer! We've had lower temps here in the Chicagoland area but with the high humidity levels, I've had to keep the AC on because it feels awfully hot and uncomfortable otherwise.

I'm so impressed with your running! And now you're ready to start racing... So far, this is only a dream or a wish for me. YOU'RE actually making it happen and doing it! :-)

Have fun on vacation!

innerpeace - Thursday Jul 20, 2017

Weight: 306.0

Crazy day at work leaves me no time to post! I try to stay off the computer at home.  I hate it and the ipad is hard to type on.

Anyway, the last two mornings I have woken up with pounding headaches. This again! I thought these were over. I rescheduled my blood work and dr. appointments. I just didn't feel like being stressed during my next week mini vacation. I will deal with this all upon my return.

The girl was over last night and she had a dental appointment to get a couple of fillings..yes brushing your teeth does prevent this from happening, how to convince the 12 year old of this?

The YA came over with his GF last night and brought some home made cinammon roles and dinner roles - well because they don't work and have nothing else to do. I don't like cinammon anyway, DH can eat this. And then, and then...I think of other disgusting things like did they lick the spoon and then stick it back in the bowl. SO thanks, but I will pass this time. I am starting to have these thought eating out too. Did you wash your hands? I'm becoming a germaphobe! Thanks Chipolte!! You did this! LOL

Hoping I can get up and get my 28 minute job in before work tomorrow. Need to tie up a lot of ends before taking off for a week.

DH asked me why I wouldn't accept his dad's friend request on FB. Well because...he is friends with your exwife and I don't want her in my business - friends of friends! And besides why is he friends with your ex-wife and her husband anyway??? This is weird to me. And come to think of it DH's sister and neice are also friends with the ex-wife. What ever happend to family loyalty? No thank you! I think I hate FB.

Anyway had subway for dinner yesterday because of the girl's appointment. Didn't count the calories. I will start this again soon.

Have a great evening!

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

Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/20/2017:
Hello IP Lady!

Me too…I enjoy posting at work more than at home. At work it’s a nice distraction & even very relaxing habit for me to break away from work and give myself a mind break. I enjoy leaving you all comments while at work also. At home it sometimes feels like a chore…even myself writing the entries is sometimes not enjoyable at home – unless I’m relaxed LOL at home & do NOT have much going on…but even then….I feel you…I feel the same!

Do you think you are slightly anxious about your upcoming vacation? Maybe this can be a reason for your headaches? Make sure you are drinking water…maybe you are dehydrated? Or maybe it is stress. Make sure to do some relaxation things…or stretch…or get up every so often at work? Only suggestions…

Convince her yeah to freaking brush teeth. Frequent brushing, for sure, helps. I had no cavities throughout my childhood. And hardly any as an adult. Once a dentist use this device that beeped whenever I had a cavity…I think this dentist was a liar and thief! And a stinking friend of the family…but the only dentist who is seriously cheap…they would take fruits from hotels where they stayed with buffet breakfasts (they had like whole grapefruits and oranges) and bring the whole fruits home in their luggage! That’s how cheap they are…a dentist! They live in a real nice area, very ritzy, and his wife never worked…so maybe he did need to be a cheapo….it’s just funny…I’d like to take whole fruits home too, why not.!?

Listen…Chipotle is too good to pass up! I LOVE chipotle! WAYYYYY better than subway. I always get a salad, with TONS OF SAUTEED onions & peppers on it…a meat…a little rice (not much) or chips (chips or rice not both!) and nice amount of the tomato thing…salsa? No…what’s it called…the chopped tomatoes….and sometimes a little guac. It is def more calories than a plain 6” deli meat sub, but, it’s way more filling and healthier!

I am so proud of you on this running….remember I said I’d check if I can do a mile….YES, but not YET have a tried. I keep stopping bc I’d rather not injure myself. I could do it, but for now I KNOW I& have tried and completed .75miles. ¾ of a mile I have done…so I’m almost there ! You rock, lady…..you seriously rock! I can’t wait to run 28min straight!

That’s a good reason not to accept a friend request. Or, accept him and block him from most anything using the privacy settings…you can put him in a group all of his own and you can mostly exclude him from everything you post. ???? you can….but you have to remember to set every post to all friends except his dad LOL.

BearCountryGG on 07/20/2017:
Don't blame you at all about the father in law thing...I wouldn't either. And being a germaphobe hits home with me too...had a few incidents ourselves.

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