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innerpeace - Saturday Jan 14, 2017

Weight: 306.0

Super lazy day. I did not get out of bed until 9:45. And then I just sat around not doing a lot. Finally about 11:30 I washed dishes and put a pork roast in the crockpot.

B: balanced breaks

L: toast, peanut butter

S: yogurt

D: pork roast with potatoes and carrots

S: pieces of monkey bread

Ended the day with 1477 calories and an earache.

Hope it doesn't escalate into sickness.

Have a great evening!

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

grannyannie on 01/15/2017:
Ouch. Hope it's not an infection.

innerpeace - Friday Jan 13, 2017

Weight: 306.0

So got the girl and I swear sometimes she gets on my very last nerve. DH had to leave to go his doctor's appointment. So the girl takes a shower and comes down with a big huge bow in her hair. She has said several times, she doesn't like this bow and it's killing me to ask why she has it on, but I mind my own business. Why we are eating she tells me her step-sister called and told her that her mother wanted her to bring the bow home. So the little girl tells me she is wearing the bow so she won't forget it! I just roll my eyes and say whatever!

I don't care about the bow and if the bow was digging into my head and was uncomfortable, there would be no way in hell I would wear the bow...anyway. Then she says, my mom wants me to bring the bow home. Again, I don't care! I say, well take it home then. I hate that bow!

I didn't feel like eating the pork so we had the quinoa vegetable patties - or I did, the girl had chicken nuggets because she didn't like the quinoa patties. I also had 1/2 avocado and some rice. I also had a yogurt for dessert. I ended the night with 1492 calories.

I guess I had a good sleep, but it seemed as soon as I laid down the alarm clock was going off. It took everything I had to get into the shower, I'm so glad I don't have to work on Monday. It will be a nice break, for some reason this was an extra long week.

B: yogurt; iced vanilla latte

S: apple

L: 1/2 peanut butter sandwich, humus, carrots & cheese crackers

S: balanced breaks

D: I guess I will break down and cook the pork - air fryer sounds like a great possibility.

Feeling extremely tired and wonder how I am going to make it 3 more hours AND work is slow, so not fun!

A few plans for the weekend, some depend on weather, and I seriously need to find some sleep.

Have a great evening!

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

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/13/2017:
Excellent eating and calorie counting. Healthy eats as well...it's important to make good choices or you'll wind up with facial skin that's on it's deathbed like mine! LOL...

also, my work is just like yours - so thankful for Monday off!

My work is slow, but i'm more thankful this way than when it's too busy and i'm stressed...

for me, the slow work is Perfect for these months working on my fitness and getting into NYPD...this can be a GREAT thing :)

Donkey on 01/14/2017:
I think the girl wanted a comment out of you regarding the bow. Picking a fight? Maybe... Complicated.

innerpeace - Thursday Jan 12, 2017

Weight: 306.0

Got home and took my dog for a walk. A neighbor's dog attaked him on the sidewalk. It scared me and I yanked my dog up with the leash. He was skittish the rest of the way home. When I tried to pick him up later he yelped like I was hurting him. I don't know if it's from the other dog trampling him or from me yanking him up with his leash, either way I felt so bad for my little guy. Tonight, I will stay on our side of the street.

Another score with the air fryer. After cutting the chicken up in pieces I put them in the air fryer and it cooked them right up all crispy and tender. After I tossed them in the Korean BBQ sauce which turned out spicier than I thought. Had a little zing! Finished the day with 1582 calories

Slept ok with the rain going on, but was unable to roll out of bed, so I reset the alarm and then overslept, not by much but I hate being rushed. Needed gas again this am, so again splurged with the cappaccino, a smaller size this time. `

B: crumpetts with peanut butter, iced vanilla latte

S: English toffee cappaccino

L: 1/2 peanut butter, apple, balanced breaks

S: hummus, carrots, some crackers

D: something with pork. DH took pork out and since we aren't eating out, we need to find something to do with this pork.



On another note I will be attending my BFF's binding ceremony and she said I would have to give a toast, so I put this together and wanted to see what any comments or suggestions would be. Is it too long? too corny?

I am so excited to be here. I have the privilege of saying...I take responsibility for this union. Times - I have known Dianne since our freshman year of highschool. I can tell you things and you would have to believe me because I doubt she would remember anything. Her short term/long term memories are total whack! Don't get me wrong she remembers the cool stuff, like vacations, trips, standing in line for concert tickets, meeting Dolly Parton and troubles with parallel parking, but ordinary day to day stuff just disappears from her mind. Good times...the only stuff that matters times.

Dianne has been there for me through some very tough times, she has traveled to many places to visit and be by my side and for that I could never thank her enough. She was/has been my rock in not so good and bad times. I can say that I have been there for her as well...I was someone to rant and rave to about crappy work times, talk things out and wonder about times. There were times she would talk to me about things I had no clude what she was talking about and would only be there to listen. Chakras, metaphysics and dogs. She'd drop a few names like Carolyn Myss and Wayne Dyer names I didn't know. I would listen but couldn't give any input because...well to be honest she is/was weird...confusing times.

Imagine my surprise when sitting in my office working diligently, when Miss Kelly walks in and starts talking...again with the dogs, metaphysics and self help and I sit and listen again with no input. This entire time I'm thinking...oh wow, I have this friend, who talks to me about the same exact things! I would say, I bet you guys would have some awesome conversation time.

Well the first attempt at getting them to meet, didn't quite work out for reasons...trying times! Crazy times! Timing is everything! A few years later, having the same conversation with two different people, why I literally sit and listen to each of them talk things out for themselves - it would be just plain silly not to try again. I remember inviting Kelly to dinner with Dianne and me and they did talk and they had a great time...and as they say that's all she wrote! It was time, their stars were aligned or each had something the other needed.

Timing! this is your time now and I hope you continue to have those crazy conversation times, listen and talk to one another and be happy times. And Kelly, if Dianne ever gets too mad at you...remember she loves ice cream time. I wish you both joy and happiness, but above all of this, I wish you love. Here's to Dianne and Kelly times! Cheers!


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

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/12/2017:
Is it me or are you reborn this year!? Excellent eating lady!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Also, sorry about your poor doggie !!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/12/2017:
I will comment on your toast soon, didn't see it earlier!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/12/2017:
I will post your speech with my comments on my diary .... they are only suggestions....take it with a grain of salt...i'm bored at work and was happy to be given an assignment and look at your speech!...........look at my diary.

Horn_of_plenty on 01/12/2017:
Also, I love especially the 2nd half starting with the "Imagine my surpise..."...I love your ending as well how you keep mentioning "timing," the audience will like it and it's a great ending.

Overall, very well thought out speech. You did great...i was nit-picking it bc i had the time to do some real work...lol...read your speech!

have a good eve!

innerpeace - Wednesday Jan 11, 2017

Weight: 306.0

Well...picked up the girl and got home. She didn't have homework so she went upstairs to her room and is still straightening it out from the last reorganization/declutter. I cooked the dinner of spaghetti with meat sauce. The zucchini squash was soft and squishy so that was tossed. I didn't turn on the over for the acorn squash. I may have that tonight. I ended the day with 1599 calories.

The girl entertained herself and was talking to friends on facetime until she left about 8:00. I was home by myself until DH got home about 8:45. He ate, took a shower and passed out by 10:00.

The wind howled most of the night and a few times I was sure our roof would be blown off, but it held on. I was up at 4:50 to do the zumba, but I couldn't get the stupid CD to play. I pressed every button I knew to push. I even changed out a battery, to no avail. I told DH this before he left for work and he was fiddling around with the remote and asked if I changed the batteries. I told him yes. He said there were two batteries, I only saw one - the other was crammed into the bottom of the remote. Anyway, it works now so tomorrow if I'm so inclined to get up...I will be able to do zumba.

B: crumpetts, peanut butter, iced vanilla latte

L: left over spaghetti, apple

S: balanced breaks

D: grilled chicken (i may try this with the air fryer) and rice with some Korean BBQ sauce

S: yogurt

There were donuts and brownies in the breakroom! They are still in the breakroom! YAY ME!

Stressing at work, made some accounting/coding errors I had to report to regional headquarters, but first I had to admit it to my boss! I hate that - being wrong...admitting it!

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

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/11/2017:
It's good to share you healthful eating with girl. Sorry it didn't work out for either of you!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/11/2017:
great job not eating sweets...also good when you have your own snacks so you can still be satisfying and have something - just not the sweets! it's what i do :-D

innerpeace - Tuesday Jan 10, 2017

Weight: 306.0

Again this morning I was awake, I consciously turned over and reset the alarm! I guess my body needs the sleep right now more than it needs to exercise. I will keep trying though.

DH worked late so I was home alone until 8:30. I took the dog for a walk...he wanted to go and he couldn't make it around the block. His feet were wet and cold and he was limping. I had to pick him up and carry him the last four houses. He doesn't want to wear his booties so...

I had the quinoa vegetable crunch patty with avacoda on naan for dinner. I also had some left over spagetti squash with parmesean. It was tasty. I did eat a yogurt right when I got home and then had a small bowl of maple granola while DH was eating dinner. I finished the evening off with 1371 calories. I am happy with this.

The drive in was crazy with snow and freezing rain and to top it off there was only 1/2 heat at the office. I have been sitting at my desk with a space heater on all day. THe repair people just got here after lunch and hopefully this will be fixed.

DH is working late and i will be getting the girl. I had an adult craft planned but cancelled beccause i didn't want her to sit alone while i did the craft. She was out of school today too...weather related!

B: crumpet with peanut butter, iced vanilla latte

L: ham and swiss on naan, apple, yogurt

S: balanced breaks

D: spaghetti noodles with cherry tomatoes and avacado - maybe acorn squash (i will make regular spaghetti for the girl and DH)

Not caring for the freezing rain and cold.

Have a great day! Habit is like a soft bed...easy to get into but hard to get out of!

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

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/10/2017:
why regular for the girl....maybe help her also out? it's good...?

innerpeace on 01/11/2017:
I didn't think she would like zucchini noodles. Didn't matter anyway - the zucchini was not good so we all ate regular spaghetti.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/10/2017:
or maybe serve everyone half spaghetti and half squash...try to get her into it no?

innerpeace - Monday Jan 09, 2017

Weight: 306.0

My dog was barking at me this morning about 12:50, so I got up. He was out of water. I felt so bad for him. I usually check this before I go to bed.

I woke up at 4:00 as well, but instead of getting up, I rolled back over and went back to sleep. One of these days, I will get up and do some exercise.

DH has to work late tonight so I will fend for myself for dinner.

B: crumpets, peanut butter, iced vanilla latte

L: left over spaghetti squash salad, yogurt, balaned breaks

S: apple

D: spaghetti squash with parmesean cheese and vegetable patty

S: yogurt

I will try to walk my dog this evening, it is supposed to be lots warmer and hopefully I can get around the block without my face freezing off.

Happy day!

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

puddles on 01/09/2017:
Your food log is really good - good job. You will definitely some scale movement with such a change in your healthy eating habit. Congrats on that. Have a great day.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/09/2017:
nice dinner and lunch...i see a huge change ocurring in your eating habits...a really, really good change!!!!!!!!!

innerpeace - Sunday Jan 08, 2017

Weight: 306.0

Sing...cute but I liked Zootopia better.

Slept longer than wanted to this morning, but it was a good sleep. Woke up at 8:30 and showered. Had a hike scheduled for 1:00 but it was only 8 degrees out. I started out by my face was freezing so I came back home. Brutal bitter cold.

DH and the girl went shopping to pick up a few items, I stayed home and did the laundry...again. I swear you can never get caught up.

B: iced vanilla latte, two biscuits with grape jelly.

L: caesar salad

D: air fried chicken, kale salad and spaghetti squash salad (spinach, tomatoes, onion, garlic and parmesean cheese) very tasty.

S: yogurt

I finished today with 1492 calories - this I like!

I can't believe how fast this weekend flew by. I don't think I am ready to go back to work tomorrow...but I will make the best out of it.

Have a great night!

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

puddles on 01/08/2017:
Your doing real good with your calorie intake. It is also bitterly cold here also. Take care.

Ms.Kay on 01/08/2017:
Sound like a good day! Tell me about it laundry is never ending lol...also what is air fried chicken?

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/09/2017:
I feel like I commented but forgot to press the comment button to add new comment oops...either way, if you stick to eating like this, you will SURELY lose weight and quite easily.

Be proud of yourself, I'm impressed with your desire to always better yourself in basically every way you can. Good for you. :-D

Your dinner is simply amazing. I'm going to work on getting back to whole foods this winter as well. My diet is awful with so much added sugar and crud...and salt and such.

innerpeace - Saturday Jan 07, 2017

Weight: 306.0

We picked up the girl and headed to Aldi. We did find the crunch patties there. I bought the rest (4) of the vegetable kind, DH grabbed the southwest kind as well. We then went over to Giant Eagle and picked up some more yogurt.

At home, we used the air fryer again for the quinoa crunch patties. I love this little air fryer, it is the coolest gift I've ever bought for someone.

After dinner we go up to the girl's room and declutter. She had everything in piles stacked up against the wall. I brought a shelf in and a bigger dresser and we went through boxes that hadn't been unpacked since we moved in. Always, saying we'll do someting and never do. DH said he packed up a box of snow globes she had and they were still in the box in the closet. I was waiting all day to see the snow globes and when they were finally unpacked...not really what I was thinking about. THey were just little maybe 2-3 inches high a few maybe five inches, not the big ones I was expecting. But now that the box is out of the closet she can use it for other things. She was quite happy with the transformation. I just wonder how long it will stay straightened up

Finished the day with 1515 calories. I am OK with this.

This morning DH woke me up at 8:00. I came down stairs and had an iced vanilla latte - I had to toss out the skim milk - I just can't do it - went back to the 2%, these are calories I will keep counting, I jsut couldn't ...skim milk...blech!

We left about 9:30 to get to the Zumba. Arrived right as it was starting. I did it! I had a great time, dispite the fact the girl did NOT even try. She just stood there with her hands in her hoodie pouting like a little bratty teenager. I asked her if she was going to do it, she said no. I told her to leave and go out in the library with her dad. She did. She came back. She told me her dad told her to come back. I took her out and told DH what she was doing and I wasn't going to look at her being all irritable and bratty. SHe stayed out with him and read a book. OK I guess, but I had a great time doing zumba and can't wait to go back. Matter of fact I'm amazed at how much I did enjoy it.

Afterwards we went to a starving artist painting sale and I picked up me a lighthouse with a sea scape and I just love it, I can sit and stare at it all day if I could. Now to the movies. SING! It looks so cute on TV, I hope it is.

B: iced vanilla latte

L: crumpets, peanut butter, syrup

D: home made pizza (crust from pillsbury) pineapple, ham on one side, pepperoni and mushrooms on the other. I had one square of each side. This is the best way to eat pizza - no leftovers to eat to ruin my calories.

S: I may have some popcorn at the movies - not a lot I hate it getting it in my teeth.

Have a great evening!

Just a note: It is stil frigid cold here, a whole seven (7) degrees here today, have plans to go on a hike tomorrow, hopefully it warms up a little.

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

Donkey on 01/08/2017:
I could not find the crunch quinoa patties at Aldi. Do you find them near the veggie patties in the freezer? I will try to look harder next time. Until then I bought a couple of bags of frozen quinoa side dishes to heat up at work for lunch (usually split in half over 2 days).

innerpeace on 01/09/2017:
They were in the frozen freezer by some other frozen items. It was also in their flyer, but had limited availability under the picture.

Limited availability is always under stuff I like, you may be able to find it for two weeks, but after that it is gone.

Horn_of_plenty on 01/08/2017:
Great job cleaning / organizing her room with her :-D Everyone likes neater / cleaner stuff...glad girl is happy too!

Also great calories. Trust me...you don't need to starve in order to lose weight... :-)

Stay happy & healthy....nice to see you doing well. Sorry it's so cold! Here it was in the teens to low 20's...luckily the sun was out and i was indoors mostly! lol...can't wait for it to warm up later this week!

puddles on 01/08/2017:
I am glad you are enjoying your Zumba classes. Food sound really good. Have a great evening.

innerpeace - Friday Jan 06, 2017

Weight: 306.0

I left work and went home by myself. DH working late again. I sat in the reclincer and fell asleep for about 30 minutes. I was sleepy all day but I didn't know I would just nod off. I piddled around the house doing nothing. About 6:30 I decided to fix something to eat. I made a quinoa crunch vegetable patty in the air fryer. OMG it was the tastiest thing ever. Slapped it on a piece of flat bread with some avacado, it was the best! I had yogurt afterwards. Ended the evening with 1615 calories - a little higher than I wanted but I needed to eat that last yogurt to kill the grumbellies.

DH got home right before nine, he ate, showered and went to bed about 10:00. I tell him all the time to not volunteer but he does.

I slept OK last night, don't remember waking up at all, but somehow feel so tired still.

This morning I needed to get gas and also got a English Toffee cappaccino, don't normally get this, but it was frigid cold out this morning and it felt so good in my hands, it tasted pretty good as well.

B: yogurt - English Toffee cappaccino

S: protein bar

L: 1/2 roast beef sandwich, apple, balanced breaks

S: cottage cheese


We are getting the girl and then going to Aldi to see if they have more of the quinoa crunch patties. Usually they will have the stuff I like only for a week and then i never see the stuff again. Maybe this again for dinner.

Zumba scheduled for tomorrow - I also want to check out a starving artist painting sale and then Sunday there is a Owl Prowl Hike, I hope it is warmer than 12 degrees then.

Have a great weekend. IP

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

puddles on 01/06/2017:
I am going to have to look for those patties always looking for something interesting to eat and a change is wonderful sometimes. Have a great day.

Maria7 on 01/06/2017:
Hope you have a good day.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/06/2017:
If those were your calories, those are healthy calories. :-D

Quinoa crunch patties sound good. Maybe some sodium but a great change of pace! I love having a change of pace too.

Wow what an exciting weekend!

Donkey on 01/07/2017:
LOL I'm going to look for the quinoa crunch patties at Aldi too!

innerpeace - Thursday Jan 05, 2017

Weight: 306.0

I picked up the girl yesterday and we went to the library. I helped her with her homework and then I changed clothes to go to yoga. As I was gathering up our mats a lady approached me and asked if I've done yoga before. I told her yes, a few times, but never here. She says well I was just wondering because my mom is about your size and I was trying to get her out of the house. Oh, OK. Well I'm glad that you can tell your mom that other fat people are here doing yoga, so come on out and join them.

Anyway we got into the room and there were maybe six other people in there at the time. Some introduced themselves and the instructor introduced hisself which was all nice. The girl would not! I told her, tell him you name. She looked at me like I was insane. I told the man, her name is Kayla. I said that was so rude, what is wrong with you, you don't do that anymore, you are 12 not 8. Her reply...I don't like people. Well listen here sweetie, I dispise most, but you gotta do what you gotta do to make it through the day.

Lots of participants showed up and we were crammed in this little room. The registration says unlimited, I'm thinking that should be changed. Some were complaining that someone else wore too much perfume and then true to charactor for Ohio, after the session had started about six more people walk in and disturb others - making it even more crammed. Despite this, I enjoyed it, but had a hard time thinking I should be doing something else besides breathing. I'm more concerned with the time I'm spending in there trying to relax and breathe and stretch than actually relaxing, breathing and stretching, if that makes any sense. I could not give it my undivided attention. Maybe this comes with practice. The girl made me chuckle a few times. Once she told me she needed a break - I told her to keeping doing it, and then I'm wondering if she knows her right from her left. This is an eight week session, so I'm thinking I will return next Wedneday.

We get home and I reheat dinner and tell her about the plans I have for her room, she is sold on it and we will work on that this weekend. She finished dinner and cleared the table and then went and took a shower. Shorly after her brother came and picked up up.

DH got home about 8:30, ate dinner and fell asleep in the recliner. I was going to leave him there but work him up to go to bed. I did not have a good sleep at all. Something woke me up again. My heart wanted to beat it's way out of my chest. I swear I hear people in my house and I have paranoia that someone is going to come in our bedroom and shoot us both. I don't know why. I didn't even watch a 20/20 episode or anything. But once awake I just lay there and seemingly wait...wait for what? I have no clue, wait to see someone walk down the hall, wait to die? I also listen to my husband breathing and not breathing. I know I told him to breathe two or three times. He insists that he is breathing...

Needless to say, I have had a little difficulty staying awake this morning.

B: bagel with cream cheese, iced tea

S: protein bar

L: roast beef, cream cheese wrap, apple

S: balanced breaks

D: vegetable burger, avocado

I finished yesterday with 1515 calories...tonight maybe about the same.

Have a great evening!

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

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/05/2017:
I think what the little girl meant more is that she sees you active and doing things...and her mom doesn't...keep it like that. She sees a difference between you and her mom...don't worry InnerP, little girl didn't mean to cause you any bad feelings. She said it wrong...it's more like: Why is this woman able and capable of doing so much; and my mom might look like her but is nothing like her? Or you are like another mother, she wonders why her mom doesn't do what you do. Don't think it's just about weight comparison bc it's not...

this yoga thing is great for the girl. I can understand her shy feelings as when i was her age I was also like that. You have to help bring her out of it. Try telling her that many people feel shy but these people doing yoga are all here to do the same thing & support each other and want to bring each other up. Tell girlie that nobody will judge her or make fun of her...that the class is for all to enjoy...and everyone wants her to enjoy it with them! :) Teach her. She's at a very trying time - middle school years can be very difficult for some kids. I understand her shy attitude. Maybe you can help her out of her shell. It will be so good for her.

Yes, I know what you mean...your mind wanders during yoga...it's normal. try to forget about the other things going on while you are there - and YES it takes practice.

See if you can have girlie join you for all classes. It's good to be a part of something till the end...it's really, really healthy to finish things. Have her join you...tell her all the reasons i mentioned here.

Also, it'll make her really knowledgable about yoga as she will have actually participated and learned about that form of medition / relaxation / stretching / exercise. GOOD STUFF for her to be part of - and not sitting home / stuffing her face. It's a GREAT THING for girlie!

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