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innerpeace - Friday Sep 08, 2017

Weight: 306.0

Was happy to leave work. DH picked up the girl and started dinner, and I just love him doing all the prep work. It makes cooking easier. Put together our ham and cheese sandiwich with turkey bacon. This was a real change of pace and I just loved it. With the extra pieces of turkey bacon - my dinner was 584 calories - ending the day with 1335.

We like the bacon extra crispy in the microwave.

Messed around with DH and the girl until she went home. Her arms looked kinda better. Just scabby and I really didn't see any new bites, so I just can't say yet.

Looking forward to a relaxing and exciting weekend. Dog swimming, foot balling and menu planning.

B: blueberries, granola, nonfat Greek yogurt - 141 calories

L: left over sandwich, apple - 462

D: pork shish-ka-bobs with zucchini, peppers, onions and mushrooms with brown rice

S: balance breaks

it's time to put the exercise and the meal planning together. Will see how this goes! Oh and I'm still getting my daily TeleMove call. Today was the food pyramid - protein . Have a great weekend! IP

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

horn_of_plenty on 09/08/2017:
Hiiiii IP!

Lol, I love your first sentence “Was happy to leave work….” Well, I’ll be joining you in exactly an hour and 25 minutes from now!....

That’s a nice satisfying dinner and I agree nice of your hubby to do the prep. I like extra crispy bacon too…not the soft fatty type but the nice hard type haha….

That’s good you don’t see anything new on her arms…I hope she knows to NOT pick them!

I do hope your weekend does turn to relaxing and exciting. Gotta say, I hope mine goes this way too….I guess they do the parade after Labor Day so that everyone is back home ready to march and not away on vacation. It’s pretty funny, yeah. I’d rather be lazy, but of course I’ll show up and I have a friend to join me – so this is good also….you have good plans…it’s cooled down too much over here for swimming…it’s somehow went from the low 80’s down to the low 70’s where the weather will remain till the end of even next week. It turned to fall literally overnight! But I do love it! I’m soooo over the beach. Glad I only went 4 days this summer bc it takes so much outta me and leaves no time for anything else.

Where will you be going swimming? And I can’t wait to see what you put on the menu for next week!

Breakfast, lunch and dinner all sound WONDERFUL! And especially the good serving of yogurt at breakfast and the really fabulous dinner you cooked! So many healthy veg! YOU ROCK!

Yes, see, you still need protein! ! I know you were hating on meat for awhile, but a little bit will go a long way and you’ll stay very satisfied! You don’t have to eat a lot of meat, though! Anyways, you do know what you are doing – so keep up the GREAT work!

horn_of_plenty on 09/08/2017:
Is that sugar the white stuff on top of the sandwich????

bearcountrygg on 09/08/2017:
I think we can safely say that bacon is the bomb.....I'm lookin forward to your delish looking meals.

innerpeace - Thursday Sep 07, 2017

Weight: 306.0

I get home from work and DH has our food started. Today is a Spinach tomato phyllo bake. It turned out pretty good. I didn't moisten the top of the phyllo paper with butter spray as the recipte called for, so my edges curled up and flaked off a bit. This was still good, I just was wanting more of something besides tomatos, spinach and onions and then with the kale salad - 292 calories.  Ended the night with 1127 calories:

This morning the alarm went off and I just turned if off and went back to sleep. I called work and told them I was having a sick day. Alas, DH gets home and I shower and go to work, showed up a few hours late but I did show up. And then we have people deploying to South Carolina/North Carolina to assist with Hurricane Irma....and then watch out folks...Jose is looming behind Irma and could hit Florida again depending on how he spins up. Crazy weather. We had a lady leave a message on the phone line that she thought all this bad weather was called by the Russians, letting ions and/or doing something to mess with the atmospheric pressure creating all these hurricanes and messing up the US. She wanted us to call the president to get the international space station moved to the other part of the world. No there's a theory for you.

B: yogurt, blue berries, granola - 141 calories

L: left over phyllo bake - 192 calfories

S: balanced breaks - 180 calories

D: tonight will be a play on a monte cristo sandwhich and turkey bacon. I hope I can get the sandwich to turn out right.

Everyone stay safe out there!  IP

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

bearcountrygg on 09/07/2017:
So...Did you call Trump...LOL I mean...yup...it's the space station alight...OH MY! Dinner looks delish!

Horn_of_plenty on 09/08/2017:
Lunch looks AMAZING! omg you are such a good cook lady!!! You could open a store. :) at least i'd eat there!!! i'd come at least 1x per week to buy your goodies.

Anyways, that lady sounds crazy to me too - the one that asked to move the space station lol...hey you never know lol....

Have a great day.

The weather certainly is strange this year. And instead of being warm now, we're having October weather now in early September. I like it, but it's cooler than normal - but sunny. so it's been really nice and fall-ish for the first week of school here in NYC.

innerpeace - Wednesday Sep 06, 2017

Weight: 306.0

DH and the girl had therapy appointments, I think the girl is good for now and the therapist said she could see her once a month. I'm glad.

BUT now I think the girl has bed bugs at her mom's house. Every day she is over she has more and more bites on her. Arms, thighs, hips. She says, they are mosquitos. Whatever, I tell her she doesn't get bitten up when she's over here. She gets an attitude with me. I'm just trying to take care of her and wonder why her own mother don't notice this. (When we go on vacations, I make it a point to look for bed bugs; she's seen me do it.) I told her to look for bed bugs. Then she wines...I do. She is over again Thursday, I will see if there are more.  And then in the back of my mind, after fighting lice for three years, I just don't see her mother doing anything at all.) DH called child services about the lice and all they said was it's not abuse it's just a nuisance. Yeah, OK wahtever! OK enough of that!

Had the butternut squash with spinach risotto for dinner with a cherry almond gorganzola salad.  It was surprisingly good, if not a bit too cheesy, and the girl said the gorganzola dressing tasted/smelled like rotten milk. The more I ate of it, the more I agreed with her. So we won't be getting that prepackaged salad again.

S: toast, cheese

Ended the night with 1230 calories.

I tried to make zuchini chips in the oven, however, I sliced them way too thin and then promptly burned them, setting off the fire alarm, walking DH up all at the same time. I will try this again tonight, with thicker slices.

Got tickets to see the Cleveland Indians play baseball agains the Detroit Tigers, but I passed them to the YA and his GF to go. I just can't be tempted with all the junk food and crap there...and it's on Monday night! Hopefully he will go and have a good time.

B: toast, boiled egg, 1/4 avacado - 237 calories

S: apple - 77 calories

L: yogurt, blueberries, granola - 210 calories

S: balanced breaks - 180

D: tomato spinach phyllo bake - will see how this turns out.


May or may not make it through this week. work sucks this week and for the next month! I hate budget and money and property and crap!

Have a great day! IP

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

horn_of_plenty on 09/06/2017:
That’s great that the girl doesn’t need to go as often. I do agree that 1x a month is still the best option and def not stop completely just yet. I went to approx 1.5 years of therapy before stopping completely and now just continuing with psychologist (dr / meds for 2 years so far) until probably at least 1 more year from now which would be a total of 3 years at least on meds. Wow long time. Anxiety meds. I’m keeping them thru my academy training and early job experience.

I’ll try to lesson them once I’m more comfortable at the new job for 6 months and after the training of course…anyways, it’s good the girl is continuing therapy because if she has any set backs, it’ll be easy for her to get he support she needs from this current therapist. It’s also good because school is starting and she’ll also be able to get the help she needs. Hopefully she won’t need help but anything she needs advice about especially concerning anything related to school, she’ll have TWO or more people to talk with: you, therapist and perhaps her dad. This is good. The more support the better for her.!

Considering the girlie doesn’t get much home support with the mom, I agree therapy is quite helpful for her to have.

Fingers crossed it’s only mosquitos…could be if they keep the windows open…hopefully these bites end with the cooler weather….good calories !!

Lol…sorry work is stressful but that’s work sometimes…lucky for me the stress has died down a lot since half my dept is out right now…! Well, not half. But last week some were out and now someone’s wife just had a baby and my particular coworker that I assist is out….so that means I will not get more work to do than I have now. So this is good. My assignment is to just sit and shut up. If I can do this, I’m golden….so I’ll tell you – I’m golden ! Everyone else is talking, but I am doing what my boss loves, sitting quietly and just getting up to pee…lol.

Your food photos look great! This one makes me think it took a lot of prep work because of all the different ingredients involved? lots of cutting / chopping / prepping?

horn_of_plenty on 09/06/2017:
oh, i just re-read, the salad does look to cheesy...the risotto looks amazing! the salad looks good, but yes, lots of cheese :)

but overall, the whole plate looks so pretty!

bearcountrygg on 09/06/2017:
For all of your sake hopefully those aren't bedbug bites...she may be bringing them to your house soon...we had a foster daughter leave and come back with lice...and oh what a mess..had to dose her twice to get rid of them..and I am guilty of threatening to shave her head out of desperation.didn't have to though. Then we at one time had a step granddaughter who wanted to come over for Christmas with her boyfriend and let me know that both had scabies,....I said NO and I was a mean old ogre but so be it...we didn't get scabies and I'm sure if they had come over we would have gotten them too. NOW...about those Baseball tickets...gotta say it......GO TIGERS! Yup...I'm a Michigander...we grew up in a suburb north of Detroit...and are avid fans! We now live 5 hours north of the Big D. Good luck a work... that doesn't sound like a fun place to be now.

innerpeace - Tuesday Sep 05, 2017

Weight: 306.0

Sunday - did laundry eventhough I'm off on Monday. The girl wanted some clothes done to take back to her mom's for school. Other than that...relaxed this day.

B: yogurt, blackberries granola - 138 calories

L: mixed salad with 3 oz of chicken breast and white balsamic vinegrette - 379 calories

D: flat bread, wild mushroom and arugula pizza - 502 calories

S: dried apricots - 84

Total calories 1104.

My flat bread pizza - that got a little too brown, but it was sure tasty.

Monday: DH already had plans to cook BBQ ribs. I had to work this into our eating plan. I finished the laundry and did some meal planning and getting ready for Tuesday's food.

B: yogurt, black berries, granola - 138 calories (i discovered I like blackberries more than blueberries)

L: gnocchi, vegetable soup, cheese toast - 336 calories (do not like gnocchi)

D: Pork spare ribs, 1/2 cup potato salad, 1/2 cup of baked beans. and these ribs, I had to take off a lot because it was straight up nasty fat, but they were really good after that. - 634 calories

total 1108

DH gave the rest of the slab of ribs to YA and his GF so we wouldn't eat them. This is so sad, but the truth. We did go on a short hike and I mowed the front yard.  It was a pretty relaxing day.


Tuesday - back at work...which is brutal

B: yogurt, granola, blue berries - 138 calories

L: mixed green salad, alvocado/cottage cheese dressing,

S: potato, ham puff - 135 calories

D: butternut squash rissoto - if this works out.....

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

horn_of_plenty on 09/05/2017:
Make sure to read all your comments on all your entries starting Friday last week I have left comments today on all your entries! Happy EARLY CHRISTMAS! hahaha.... :)

horn_of_plenty on 09/05/2017:
You know, I did the same thing as you on Sunday! I did laundry specifically that evening (semi-late till like 9:30pm doing it) just so that my schedule could be COMPLETELY free and relaxed on Monday! Best idea, ever! I was able to come home from the beach on Monday, shower fast (glad I did bc I actually skipped my morning shower today before work bc I was nervous with today being the first day of school but not for students I realized so I got here 10 min early but still worth skipping a shower – I put on deodorant usually even in evening after a shower, and I have really short pixie hair, so I just used a few baby wipes on my body and was basically as good as I could be to go today!)….and I’ve come to realize that skipping a shower on days like today or to save time could be VERY USEFUL this fall while I have to go to work right after trips, etc….like one day I’m coming home on a flight that lands around midnight…it’d be good to maybe shower when I get home and get as much sleep as I can and then wake up for work and just go….LOL….don’t worry I don’t plan on smelling up the office!....hey, it’s good to save time when you can in the morning!

OK, back to reading your entry….

I also made sure to relax some parts of each day on the long weekend. Hey, relaxation is good for the body!!

Is there any cheese on your Flatbread Pizza? It looks AMAZINGLY TASTY! I really love your style and type of foods you prepare. So healthy and appetizing! Great cals on Tuesday.

Nice job meal planning on Monday. I actually had bought a LOT of prepared food (almost all veggies if not all) around 3:30pm on Friday before the weekend so they’ll last me fully until the end of this week. Saved a lot of money this week, somehow, on food! I cooked eggs on the weekend as well as turkey burgers at the end of last week – one left – so I’ll have good proteins this week too.

Ohhhh, good idea to add a little gnocci to veggie soup! It’s mostly potato right!? That’s a nice add into the veggies and broth! Makes it satisfying! If I ate veggie soup, I’d def add crackers on the side or chips and a protein too. Makes for a super filling meal, yes! Loved the cheese toast idea! You give me an idea for the fall this year – more soup and also like a grilled cheese with it! Yum! Maybe grilled cheese on flatbread or on a wrap…..yum!

Good you pulled off some of the fat from the ribs….you saved yourself some calories !

Butternut squash risotto…can’t wait to see a pic!

and the ribs, potato and beans looks like a photo of a labor day bbq from a magazine...yummy!

bearcountrygg on 09/05/2017:
Your meals look delish....you guys are doing so well.

innerpeace - Sunday Sep 03, 2017

Weight: 306.0

Hello and good morning,

Watching a lot of football, walking and cooking and cleaning. Very busy the last couple of days. This is day 5 and day 6 of healthy eating. I just love how the entire plate is not filled up. Usually my plate would over flow with food

Friday night was the version of Chicken Tikka Masala. I didn't think I would like it, but it was very flavorful and quite delicious, even the girl liked it. 483 calories - ended the day with 1330 calories

Saturday I watched football again, and then went shopping for new cook books. Found lots of cooks books at a close out store and used the rest of the night to plan a menu for next week. I didn't realize how hard this was, no wonder I didn't do it before. However, after about three hours of flipping through books, and trying to match that to the vegetables and stuff I had in the refrigerator, I think I finally have our meal plan for this coming week.

Saturday: B: non fat yogurt, blue berries, granola - 141 calories

LUnch: left over chicken tikka masala, spinach - 387 calories

Snack: Balanced breaks - 180

Dinner: Korean beef with sobu noodles: 516 calories  - total 1244


I must say the Korean beef was used with a lone ribeye. It was sliced thinly against the grain. Before, I would have eaten this ribeye, but instead it fed the three of us today. I am just amazed at the amount of food I ate without being aware of it all. I also have noticed my plate's color. It is no longer completely covered with food. So a big problem was portion control and  I have really noticed this in the past week.

TeleHealth calls still informative and it is great entering a lesser weight number. DH is still on board and we will go into week two with our meal plans. Hopefully I'll increase my physcial activity this week.

Have a great Sunday: IP


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

bearcountrygg on 09/03/2017:
YOU ARE DOING GREAT! And did you know that food on a blue plate takes away appetite? Now that you can see the plate that can't hurt at all....and a orange plate makes a bigger appetite.

horn_of_plenty on 09/05/2017:
Nice job on your portion control. I have also modified certain portions, mostly for carbs but especially my protein portions. I used to eat a bit more of protein but now my protein portions are typically never more than the size of the palm of my hand.

Instead, any more eating i do is of veggies...

I do still have carbs, sometimes still eating easily 2 servings of carbs at a meal but it's good because then i fill up mostly on veggies and little bit of protein. I sorta eat like you - I do not like to eat large amounts of protein and that saves me a lot of calories!

I agree with you that the servings above show portion control! And those meals look GREAT!

innerpeace - Friday Sep 01, 2017

Weight: 306.0

Got home and DH already had dinner made:

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

daily total: 1216


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

S: dried apricots, walnuts - 101 calories

Tonight we experiment with chicken Tikka Masala - Oh My!

Enjoy the long weekend! IP


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

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

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

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

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

innerpeace - Thursday Aug 31, 2017

Weight: 306.0

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

S: hard boiled egg -83 calories

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

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

S: dried apricots and walnut halves - 86 calories

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

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

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

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

Have a great night! IP


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

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

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

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

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

innerpeace - Wednesday Aug 30, 2017

Weight: 306.0

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

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

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

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

S: 1/2 apple - 47 calories

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

We have the girl tonight, so no plans.

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

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

Have a great night! IP

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

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

innerpeace - Tuesday Aug 29, 2017

Weight: 306.0

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

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

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

S: dried apricots and walnuts - 134 calories

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

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

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

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

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

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

Have a good night! IP

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

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

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

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

innerpeace - Monday Aug 28, 2017

Weight: 306.0

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

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

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

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

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

Day #! Meal plan

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

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

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

S: cucumber and 3tbs hummus - 92 calories

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

TOTAL Calories - 1212

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

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

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

Have a great evening! IP


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

horn_of_plenty on 08/28/2017:
Hiiii IP!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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