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innerpeace - Wednesday Jun 20, 2018

Weight: 315.0

Was away from work for a few days! I have a computer at home, but it is hard to sometimes, sit there and post something.

Friday I left work a little early and got home, DH has Puerto Rican food for us to eat. It was ok, got a touch of indigestion and fell asleep in the recliner. Once I woke up we decided to drive to Sandusky to get some iced coffee. We got home about midnight and then went to Wal-Mart and finished shopping, best time ever to go to Walmart - I'd rather wheel around pallets of groceries than bodies of people.

Saturday we went to a few garage sales and got the girl. Her friend came over and spent the afternoon with her, DH cooked out brats and hamburgers.

Sunday we stayed around the house, I did laundry and DH smoked some BBQ ribs, this is what he wanted for Father's Day. The YA and stinky GF came over. They are the rudest two...I swear. I was always taught to ask others if they needed help with something, nary a peep from these two, they just sat in the living room on their phones, while DH and I cooked and sat the table. Awful young people. I'm glad DH was happy with his kids over, it has been awhile since he's celebrated Father's Day with both of them and the dogs!

Monday the girl and I drove all over Cleveland looking for Cleveland (scrip) signs. There are four out in town (we found 2, one is downtown and I didn't want to fight parking and the last one is on the east side, where I don't want to go alone) and the wind was crazy wild on the lake.

Tuesday we binged watch TV. The girl was watching 13 Reasons on netflix and I watched Below Deck: Mediterrean on Bravo all day.

All weekend we ate reasonably well - no sweet stuff.

DH and I did have a little discussion that was escalated a bit because of the stupid Iphone. I was looking at my steps and it was reading I had over 12,000 steps. I'm like I know it and you know it, I did not walk 12,000 steps, so why is my phone saying I did? So whatever is happening, my phone has DH's steps added to mine and we cannot figure out how to separate the data, he is supposed to take the phones to the apple store and try to get it figured out. We are iphone illiterate or something. I wasn't made at him, but he thought I was. No, I just want my phone to be correct, or else I can't use it for reference or as a pedometer. And he made the comment, 'you're making excuses!" That kind of ticked me off. I just wanted to report correct data is all. I have to tell the Telehealth people this stuff and I'm not saying I walked 12,000 steps when I know I didn't, regardless of what the phone reads.

Anyway, I also found out the telehealth number along with lots of others were blocked...how and why? DH says he didn't do it, and I know I didn't do it, so dum, dum, dum...it's the iphone ghost. but I know he did!

So it was a relaxing two days and I did not want to come to work today, but here I am and I'm just having the best day!

BE YOU! IP

Progress as of today: 6.6 lbs lost so far, only 105 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 06/20/2018:
Those iphones...UGH...still trying to learn ours.......it was nice that you had a few days off though...sounds like you had fun!


happy-1 on 06/20/2018:
You have perfectly captured my frustration with my parents and helping me out at meal times. I'm starting with "you are responsible for clearing your place and wiping your spot at the table after every meal". I'll let you know how it goes.


horn_of_plenty on 06/20/2018:
Hello IP!

Same here, I prefer to be at work commenting….tho sometimes at home when I’m less busy it’s relaxing to go on here and comment on / write entries :---)

Was the Puerto Rican Food beans, rice and fried plantains?

I love to go grocery shopping early on weekends before the crowds…Tho haven’t experienced the Midnight schedule yet. I actually bought a used lawn chair at a garage sale this past Saturday too…it’s lighter than my current one and comfortable to sit out on even on my balcony…it was $6…has a cup holder.

If YA and girlfriend don’t offer help…demand their help! Ask them to help you !

There’s no point to a fitbit if you can’t get the right reading…I’m with ya! I hope it gets sorted out really soon!


bearcountrygg on 06/20/2018:
I took the fitbit off when I realized that when I was rocking in a rocking chair it thought I was walking...LOL


Donkey on 06/20/2018:
I hope you can find a solution to the fitness tracker dilemma.



innerpeace - Friday Jun 15, 2018

Weight: 315.0

Talked to my BFF in Oklahoma, she said her wife has lost 40 pounds and she has lost 10. She said they have started eating whole foods and are very OCD about weighing and measuring everything. I am very proud of their dedication. She just laughed and said it was more of their OCD tendencies than anything. She suggested I go buy a decent scale. I might do that!

The Duck tape festival is this weekend, the last time we went it was just way too crowded for the little area it is held in and I was seriously sunburned, but DH said he may want to check it out again this year. I suggested the Festival of the Fish in Vermillion by the lake, but then those Canadian Solders are swarming so I don't think tha twould be a good idea either. And then the girl wanted her friends to come over again tomorrow. Maybe one more time and then we'll have to take a break with the friends over.

This is the weekend of the girl and I have nothing planned, so these may be for some long days! I'll start looking tonight!

No big plans for Father's Day. DH said he wanted to smoke some ribs...I say whatever!

Have a great weekend...

IP

Progress as of today: 6.6 lbs lost so far, only 105 lbs to go!

Donkey on 06/15/2018:
Commented on your last entry.


Horn_of_plenty on 06/16/2018:
oh how nice you are able to open your house up to the girlie and her friends <3 i can understand you wanting a break.


Horn_of_plenty on 06/17/2018:
Duct Tape Festival i'd love to attend :) crowds like no parking..not so much!



innerpeace - Thursday Jun 14, 2018

Weight: 315.0

Not a good post - very therapeutic for me though - reader beware!

Had an unscheduled mental health day from work yesterday...meaning I used a sick day and just vegged out all day. I hardly moved at all. I just didn't want to deal with everything at work.

This mental health day was caused by me calling my mother and that,  I should not have done! She is still dealing with my sister's kids - my mothers grand kids and great grand kids. It was a mad house, my mother sounded so tired and fed up with dealing with it. And then I don't think she should be having too and it is just so sad and right now I just really hate my sister. I hate her for thinking it's ok to let my mom have to deal with all ths BS that her kids have caused, but then this has been the norm I guess all their lives.

I hate my sister for even deeper reasons for crap that happened when we were 8 and 9 years old. She coaxed me into laying in bed with a naked man (my mom's boyfriend at the time), she said it would be alright and all I had to do was lie there and look at the second hand on the clock...and once it goes around three times, I could get up. There was no penetration but fondling and rubbing against me. It was still disgusting. She lured me in this room for a $1.00. She used that dollar to buy a bag of candy from the people selling it at school. I just hate her, I can only imagine what she agreed to do herself. She was my older sister and she should have protected me. I never told my mother, I always thought she should have just known and done something about it and just didn't. This is probably the reason my sister is the way she is today, she has no care for anyone but herself - and this was very hard to type, but it helped me immensely !

Luckily this boyfriend didn't stick around for long. My mom did meet a great man after that and married him and then I had a pretty normal teenage life, but my sister was still wild and crazy. I think after that, I lost all respect for everyone in my family, a big reason I joined the mlitary to get the hell out of that place. And I am glad I am far, far away from them now.

Anyway...today is a better day, at least I made it to work.

B: 12 grain bread, banana, 1Tsp PB

L: ham and cheese sandwich

D: DH wanted the frozen pizza, I will have a slice and a little salad

The girl is over this weekend and will stay the entire week. I will not be at work Monday, Tuesday and Friday next week to stay with her, so a mini vacation. Maybe I can get a few long walks in.

Have a great day! IP

 

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And then the TeleHealth is a program from the VA Hospital. It is similar to the WW which meets every week. When I did that, there was just older men, war veterans who I have absolutely nothing in common with. I could tell that I'm more educated than most of them attending and had nothing to talk about and didn't care to listen about war stories, when I have my own, so I did not like those meetings.SO the next option was the TeleHealth call. It is ok. It calls me every morning and gives me a health tip and some motivation BUT I also have to enter my weight each and everyday...this is what's aggravating, because as much as I would like to see a loss each and everyday, this just does not happen with my body, so it gets aggravating to see a gain, especially if I do everything I'm supposed to do. It is a tool, but it is Big Brotherish and it is everyday - no breaks!

Also I have PCOS and a growth on my pituitary gland that messes with my body and makes it that much more difficult! YES this entire process sucks, but if I keep trying, maybe I will find something that works.

I may complain, but I'm on board and will try to get myself back motivated!

 

Progress as of today: 6.6 lbs lost so far, only 105 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 06/14/2018:
To begin with...you are very brave to be able to talk about what happened in your childhood...and I hate that you had to go through that....HUGS!!! I don't blame you a bit for not liking your sister.....and your Mom wasn't really using good judgement by bringing a man into her home with 2 little girls either. I don't blame you at all for wanting to get away from them......and maybe they are just paying for their past sins now......please take care of you....and hope and pray that the children are going to get through this ok.

I had a feeling that that daily program was part of your health care...while they mean well and are trying to help...sometimes that just doesn't help.....and you may need something different...it's difficult to get into a mindset sometimes until the exact right mood strikes.....


happy-1 on 06/14/2018:
Hugs! You are super brave to share that. I'd probably feel the same way about my family... I am super proud of you and the life you have built and even gladder that the girl has you in her life.

I love reading your logs because you always push through and ultimately conquer... The telehealth thing with weight entry sounds grueling... but it's also just part of hacking your body chemistry and figuring out what is and is not working for you. I read the Hacker's Diet and it took a lot of the stress and emotion out of facing the scale. You do so much everyday... don't put so much pressure on yourself to do it all perfectly. Maybe you haven't moved the scale but you contributed a huge amount at work, you do so much for Denny and the girl... maybe you need to think about all your accomplishments as a big picture, not just whether the scale moves.


Horn_of_plenty on 06/14/2018:
I also am very sorry you had to deal with such situations at a young age and at all. I'm also glad that you live far away from your mom and sister and avoid their type of dynamics and way of life now that you are an adult. You have made much better choices by leaving the unhealthy situation. What's even better than that is that you do have the little girl in your life that you do spend time with and show love for her. You are a positive aspect to many of the other lives you share yours with!!!!

You do not have to do telehealth if it's bothering you....or maybe just weigh yourself once a week and enter the same weight everyday except for weigh ins once a week when you adjust it?? Like, keep the weight the same all week, and just make a change to it once a week instead of everyday?

It's a phone call and even though it's big brotherish you can control more of your actions, i think.

i think it's cool but it also sounds very stressful. i'm sure that many that partake in the program are retired and have less stress especially in the morning getting ready for work. i do thinkk it's cool that this is an option though. but if you are bored of it, or really despise it, i'd put it on hold.

i'm glad you have a mini vacation coming up! those are the best. make sure to spend some of the time wisely so you are happy while on your "staycation!"


Horn_of_plenty on 06/14/2018:
your sister must have learned some of her behaviors possibly from your mom.


Donkey on 06/15/2018:
I'm so sorry for what you had to go through as a child. So wrong...

PCOS is a game-changer in the weight-loss game. Makes it much harder.

I thought you made progress when you were doing the Couch-2-5k program. IDK, it just seemed as though that worked for you for overall health.

innerpeace on 06/20/2018:
And I think I was making progress. I can't say why I stopped for sure, oh yes, I remember, I was running/jogging the time it told me to but I wasn't getting the distance, so I felt I wasn't doing the program justice.

Maybe I will start that back up!

Thanks for your input.



innerpeace - Tuesday Jun 12, 2018

Weight: 315.0

I was finally tracked down by the Telehealth program. I thought it was over. The coordinator told me that it wasn't that they were here for the long hall, until I reach my designated goal, so OMG it will be like starting over from the beginning, I guess now I have to get my ducks in a row, no more clowning around.

I told him I have gained weight and have been stressed because of the inspection and today was so much better now that it is over. DH is great help for the first week or two and then he wants the sweet, unhealthy stuff too. Just this morning he told me we are having steak for dinner with Brussel sprouts and baked beans. I also told him about my hot flashes and he asked if I wanted to come in for blood work. I declined and said I would wait until July (my birth month) and do it then. He agreed to wait.

I also told him about my hot flashes and he thought I was too young for menapause but made note of everything! So I guess I'll get my friendly health call again tomorrow. I just feel so defeated right this minute.

We have the girl tonight and I think I may try to call my mom and see what her plans are now. I think the kids are back with my nephew so she should be ready to come up. I'm afraid to call because I just don't want to deal with their drama too.

Anyway, I will walk tonight with Steve.

Tomorrow we ride!!

IP

Progress as of today: 6.6 lbs lost so far, only 105 lbs to go!

happy-1 on 06/12/2018:
Ha ha ha... you thought you could get away but you can't!!!


horn_of_plenty on 06/12/2018:
but if you don't like telehealth, don't continue it!


Donkey on 06/12/2018:
IDK if Telehealth wasn't working for you, can't you just say, No thanks?

innerpeace on 06/14/2018:
Probably. It will help me, I just didn't like entering my weight each and every day. I feel pressured to always enter a lower weight and that stresses me out.

After thinking about it, it is a great tool and I just need to work the program and make some kind of real effort to actually manage and/or lose weight.


bearcountrygg on 06/13/2018:
My guess is that it is part of your healthcare? Can you opt out of that? We have Humana...and they want to come to the house...they want something of us every time we turn around...I need a file cabinet just for Human...because they send so much junk.....we ignore them...LOL

innerpeace on 06/14/2018:
It is a program ran by the VA Hospital. I tried to do in-house meetings similar to WW, however all the members are older, male veterans who I had absolutely nothing in common with and didn't find much help or support attending these meetings. The other option was the call everyday. Which is like big brother and you are supposed to weigh everyday and record your weight. And you get a helpful tip and encouragement.

It is actually a good thing, I just feel pressured to continuously report a lower number ergo...stress. However, this may be what I need to actually make some sort of progress....because it's obvious...I'm not.



innerpeace - Monday Jun 11, 2018

Weight: 315.0

The weekend came and went to no big accomplishments...

Saturday, I took the girl's clarinet to be repaired. Will cost about $275...ouch. Was not expecting that, but the repair shop said we could pay for it over the summer, and they probably won't have it repaired until just before school starts because they were THAT busy.

Made meat loaf for dinner with mash potatoes and green beans. I also had some mini peppers to use and stuffed those with cream cheese and bacon. I don't like peppers so DH ate them and took them again for lunch.

Sunday I cleaned bathrooms and washed bath mats and curtains, and laundry and dusted and vacuumed, oh and I did go shopping at Walmart for a minute, just to buy the essentials, milk, bread, Diet Dr. Pepper, the rain kept me in most of the weekend.

So this morning, getting dressed I tore up one of my bras. This disgusts me. I like the bras tight and snug to revent flopping, however, I guess this one bra said...no more and the plastic part of the strap just flew apart, across the room. as detached from the band. Not a happy camper.

So then DH made breakfast, eggs, turkey sausage and toast. He says, I tried to make the eggs over easy. I just lost it, do you always have to point out what you didn't do right? Whay can't you just say I made breakfast? I wouldn't have said anything but thank you!

Stupid inspectors are here, they went to lunch. I swear they look to be 16 years old, so very young. They did the walk through this morning and will be back any minute for all the documentation stuff, which I have to be there for. So I will leave this here....

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I wish I was a bull head or stubborn and just do stuff because someone tells me I can't. Or do stuff just to piss people off, I think I would get a lot more accomplished.

I have to do credit card statements for the work people. They statements come in the mail, I pass them out, they should be signed and returned. Why is it that, that one person just cannot do it? I purposely put the envelop in the computer keyboard, where it is standing upright and needs to be removed before they can even type, however this one person just moves it to the side and forgets about it until....I come in and look for it.

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Inspection is over, we received a few best practice deficiencies, which we will have to correct, but no major ones. These young girls were very smart and full of knowledge.

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DH made me some frames for a girafe picture, I will post at another time.

Have a great night! IP

Progress as of today: 6.6 lbs lost so far, only 105 lbs to go!

happy-1 on 06/11/2018:
I feel like it might be time for her to learn to repaiir her own clarinet. I learned how to repair mine!


happy-1 on 06/11/2018:
Sounds like you did some good self care this weekend... healthy meals, putting things in order, etc.

I wish someone would make me breakfast!


bearcountrygg on 06/11/2018:
I'm with hap......I'd like someone to make me breakfast too.....and so happy that your inspection is over...I'm sure you are relieved.


horn_of_plenty on 06/12/2018:
$275! that's almost the price of a new clarinet! what the!?

i love those mini peppers, got a bag for 1.50 on sale!

good idea with the credit card statements to put them right in the keyboard!



innerpeace - Friday Jun 08, 2018

Weight: 315.0

The girl was over and she was sad that it was her last day of school. She said she didn't want to be at her mom's house all day because she feels trapped and crowded, she made me feel sad for her. She also said that her step-dad's step-grand kids were staying with them for about two weeks and she was moved out of her room to a basement couch. I told her to tell her mother, that she understands that the two need to be there for a few days but she would rather stay at her dad's while they are there so she will have a decent bed to sleep in. It sounded good from my side, but then again, she really can't talk to her mother that is why she wanted to go see the counselor again. Too young for so much drama.

On the way to work I was amazed at all the roads and all the people on the roads and just wondered again, why on earth are we here? What is our purpose? How can "God" be so egotistcal to have billions of people he made just to be here to serve him? I get in these funks some times and just wonder about things. Why other people seem to have life so much easier than me and/or my family. Why some people can just learn something quickly while others struggle? Living and breathing is amazing and I wholeheartedly thank whomever and whereever this came from, but damn...sometimes it ain't fun! DH made a comment that one of his co-workers is always preaching to him about God's grace. DH tells him he is saved and babtized and really doesn't want to discuss his beliefs with him at work, until God can provide for his family, whithout him having to get up everyday and sweat his @ss off in the factory, but thank God he can do that...instead of finding away around it and get someone else to do it for you!! OK enough of that....

In my next life I'm going to be independently weathly, thin and love whatever it is I get up everyday to do!

DH grilled chicken and I made brussel sprounds and a rice pilaf that was disgusting...I read and followed the instructions but I should know by now that the wild rice crap does not get soft...ever!

Tonight I was going to make chicken nachos with the left over chicken and I have tomatos and avocado that I need to use before they go bad.

Anyway, I will have lots of time over the weekend, I may find my way to the computer to post again. I just hope my attitude gets better by then...oh wait, I have the inspection on Monday, so maybe not!

Have a great weekend! GO CAVS!!

GO TRIBE!

Progress as of today: 6.6 lbs lost so far, only 105 lbs to go!

happy-1 on 06/08/2018:
Hugs! Keep fighting! Good that the girl feels she can talk to you!


bearcountrygg on 06/08/2018:
It sounds like the girl really needs and appreciates you in her life......and she is lucky to have you. Any hot flashes yet?????? That's fun!


Donkey on 06/08/2018:
I hope you do post over the weekend. I really enjoy your posts, even if I don't have any insights to add in the comments section.

That's nice that you can be there for your girl. I'm not sure you feel the same way about it, but it really is a good thing that she has you in her life.


Horn_of_plenty on 06/09/2018:
I hear you mama! like BCGG says, KEEP FIGHTIN'!

you must be pretty darn special - to be loved by this girl!

don't worry the funk doesn't stay forever...

be happy about all your did regarding the inspection...how people need you and look to you to get things done. you gotta feel good about that...knowing you do make a difference for many people in your family and at work and in life!



innerpeace - Thursday Jun 07, 2018

Weight: 315.0

Not a lot to write, since I'm not currently working on a specific goal and/or plan.

We have the girl tonight and DH works all weekend, so my plan is to get some cleaning done. I think my mother may be up in a week or so as my nephew's wife posted pictures that they were all together again. They looked like a happy family and now my mom should be free to come up and visit.

Good thing too, because with those kids and my sister being with her they have used all of my data downloading games and crap on her phone. My mother doesn't have access to wifi and they ate up all my monthly data and now my phone is slow as a snail if not on a wifi network. AND I even asked them to stop or I was changing the password....I haven't yet, but I still might. GRR

DH called and just told me he picked up pastry while he was getting his hair cut...I will eat the pastry.

I will have a plan!

Progress as of today: 6.6 lbs lost so far, only 105 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 06/07/2018:
It's good to hear that the kids are back with their parents...your mom needs that.


horn_of_plenty on 06/07/2018:
lol might as well change the password if you don't want them using things...that would be the easiest way.


happy-1 on 06/07/2018:
Change the password. They need to function in the real world


bearcountrygg on 06/08/2018:
Protect your password......always.



innerpeace - Wednesday Jun 06, 2018

Weight: 315.0

PEOPLE!! Inspection is next Monday I will be glad when Monday gets here and goes away! The main people who should be working on the inspection are conveniently gone and I can not believe their supervisor let them go!

After this inspection I will have no other excuse not to do anything, so I must hold myself accountable to actually do something. We have the girl the week after so I will have to take a few days of vacation while DH goes to work.

I am in a rut and feel I need to do something different with my life. I even thought of starting graduate school, but I don't even know what the hell it is I want to do.

Sometimes, I just don't think life needs to be this hard for me.

Last night I made grilled chicken with brocolli and noodles with afredo sauce and that is what I am having for lunch as well.

DH said something about pork chops tonight, but it's his night to cook, so he can figure this out.

I will try to go and find myself! Have a great day IP

Progress as of today: 6.6 lbs lost so far, only 105 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 06/06/2018:
Hopefully after Monday you will ne happier.


horn_of_plenty on 06/07/2018:
Seems you are taking the inspection more seriously than them. just remember that it cannot all rest on your shoulders. i honestly feel good about this upcoming inspection hearing all you are doing to plan for it...seems although you want everything done and complete now, it does sound like things are moving forward :)


Donkey on 06/07/2018:
I get that "itch" to do something more with my life from time to time, too - that feeling of wanting a positive change, want to work on something, build something of one's own. It can be hard to figure it out. (This is how I arrived to owning 4 cats at one point in my adult life...)

Maybe find a new volunteering opportunity as a start?


happy-1 on 06/08/2018:
What about going for walks with the girl as an activity? Get both of you out and moving. Have you ever heard of geocacheing? You look for "treasure" other people have hidden and use an app to find it. You can also hide your own treasures. Turns a walk into a game.

https://www.geocaching.com/account/welcome

Or sign up for Rover or Wag and get paid to go on a dog walk.



innerpeace - Monday Jun 04, 2018

Weight: 315.0

Sunday - DH brought Jersey Mike subs home after getting the girl's eyebrows threaded. Wasn't expecting this for lunch and dinner. The YA and his GF came over, luckily DH bought extra so they could eat as well. I think they come over around meal time because they are hungry and/or need to eat. This is OK I don't mind feeding them, that's what parents are for.

The girl left at 6:00 and I came down with the worst case of heartburn and/or indigestion I've had in forever. I swigged on Pepto and ate Tums, it finally went away after awhile or so  I thought. I was back up at 3:30 and sat in the recliner until about 5:00, I was up at 5:45 so not much sleep last night.

Monday I was ok with toast for breakfast, however, I am not feeling well right this minute sitting at my desk. I had PB&J for lunch and a handful of sour cream and onion chips. Maybe from the soda, I don't know but I have the same issue as last night, very painful. I did take some Aleve, I'll see how long this sticks around. I usually don't suffer from this type of pain so I may worry it it happens again tomorrow.

Probably from all my work stress, hopefully it will be over this time next week when the inspection is over.

DH received a .50 cent raise from his job - he completed his 90 day probation and now is a bona fide employee. I'm so happy for him and he really seems to like his job, and right now the drive doesn't even seem to bother him. We will see after another month or so.

This is all in the life of JoAnn!

Have a great Monday. IP

Progress as of today: 6.6 lbs lost so far, only 105 lbs to go!

horn_of_plenty on 06/04/2018:
Howdy JoAnn!

What’s Jersey Mike subs? A name of a local deli chain? Sorry about your heartburn! Was It cooked peppers and onions? I wouldn’t want subs for both meals either. Not filling enough..not enough veg! (for personal my own preference not critiquing you of course!)

I think maybe slight case of food poisoning. I’ve had food poisoning without throwing up…just horrible pain in stomach when I can hardly eat anything bc I have lost my appetite so badly due to pain and a bloated feeling in my stomach..high up I mean, not gas, just horrible stomach pain and nausea at times sometimes.

Congrats to your DH…that is plain wonderful !!!!!!!!! and feel better. I’m very happy for your hubby. Time flies.


bearcountrygg on 06/04/2018:
Watch out for ulcers....you have been under a lot of stress lately. When I get heart burn...I first drink a little water to wash the acid down...then I take 4 chewable tums...It usually settles it down...my Mom used to say to eat something sweet...or add sugar to water...to neutralize the acid....at any rate...hope you are feeling better now.


Donkey on 06/04/2018:
LOVE Jersey Mike's!!! It must be a midwestern thing. HORN -- it's a wonderful sandwich shop that makes a variety of subs, hoagies, deli sandwiches. YUM!!!

Sorry it gave you heartburn, IP - that's no fun :-(


bearcountrygg on 06/04/2018:
I don't know of jersey mikes in Michigan...we have subway and quiznos though.



innerpeace - Sunday Jun 03, 2018

Weight: 315.0

Seriously did damage this weekend. Cookies, ice cream, hamburgers, bratwurst and chips. This is what happens when family and friends come over unannounced and stay for longer than welcomed. Don't want to sound ****y asking them to leave, so DH cooks and we all eat. And then right when I start actually doing something constructive, like laundry and cleaning, the YA and his stinky GF show up and we feed them too. I don't mind them coming over, but they bring their dogs too and so much for mopping my floors when the dogs run in and out. They say they bring the dogs for Steve to play with, but then they say the dogs can't stay alone because the big hound dog bellows and howls while they are gone and their neighbors complain. It stresses me out. Then the  girl had some of her friends over and they can't go home hungry. Well I at least hope we were good hosts.

Tomorrow I will do better.

GO CAVS! GO TRIBE!

Have a great Sunday! IP

Progress as of today: 6.6 lbs lost so far, only 105 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 06/03/2018:
It's hard when you have lots of guests.....forgive yourself...tomorrow is another day!


Donkey on 06/03/2018:
I agree with Bear...


Horn_of_plenty on 06/03/2018:
i agree with those above! and it's very hard to be the hosts! that takes very big efforts as i know bc i went to a bbq on Saturday and the hosts were constantly grilling and preparing food. they didn't sit down hardly at all! and the bbq was amazing, but they were workin!

also, i was so thankful for FRUIT and veggies at the bbq. it helped me get full after eating all the junk in somewhat conservative portions. pickles are a good choice too.

i know you tried your best and you know you tried your best. stress and being a host are responsibilities and i don't blame you for doing some damage. never blame yourself too much...there's always days for improvment!

keep on and nice job hosting.

also, you are allowed i believe to kick people out after a certain time...or tell the YA and GF to tell you when / if they want to invite friends over. i think it's weird for people to come over unannounced. personally, i'd be angry.


happy-1 on 06/03/2018:
Sounds like you have to enforce guest boundaries. If they bring their dogs, they need to clean up after. If they are coming, they need to call first. If they want friends over, they should ask first.

It sounds like they don't have enough structure for their dogs and let separation anxiety run rampant. Suggest that if they can't clean up after their dogs, they bring crates with them.

https://www.adoptapet.com/blog/help-your-dog-stop-crying-when-left-alone/



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