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innerpeace - Thursday Aug 03, 2017

Weight: 306.0

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

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

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

Tomorrow I will run again with my new shoes!

Everyone have a great evening! IP

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

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

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

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

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

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

innerpeace - Tuesday Aug 01, 2017

Weight: 306.0

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Have a great night! IP


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

innerpeace - Friday Jul 21, 2017

Weight: 306.0

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

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

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

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

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

Have a great weekend! IP

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

Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/21/2017:
Hi IP!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Have fun on vacation!

innerpeace - Thursday Jul 20, 2017

Weight: 306.0

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Have a great evening!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

innerpeace - Tuesday Jul 18, 2017

Weight: 306.0

I haven't seen so many people post in one day before! So great!

This morning I was up at 4:45. I did my 25 minute run. I was so happy I finished. The weather was perfect, a cool 60 degrees. Thursday I have an appointment for blood work...hopefully this will be better than last time.

Dinner last night was pork chops, baked carrots with parmasean and garlic and a big salad. Ended the day with 1682 calories.

Tonight DH and I are going our for an anniversary, which is tomorrow actually, but since we have the girl we decided to go tonight. We are going to Red Lobster so I need to steer clear of the cheddar biscuits, I do htink I want a mixed drink that is pretty though or a beer. I haven't had one in a long, long time, I guess I'll wait on this because of the blood work on Thursday.

Work is crap today; I have to sit through a seminar and hope I don't fall asleep.

Have a great evening! IP

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

BearCountryGG on 07/18/2017:
Having a plan is half the battle! You're doing GREAT!!!!

thinnside40 on 07/18/2017:
Best wishes for your blood work.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/19/2017:
Isn't it great....our community used to be more like this on the regular like 10 years back it was like this and i'd spend like at least 30min each night on the site writing here and commenting back...yes really that long ago!

innerpeace - Monday Jul 17, 2017

Weight: 306.0

Friday I left work early just because I wanted to lay in bed with DH and snuggle. I miss him. I can't even remember what we had for dinner. DH left at 10:30 and I was alone.

I did make it up at 6:00 and went for my run, Note to Self: Do not wait four days between runs. OMG I thought I would die. I did finish though. I usually run Sunday morning, glad I didn't wait the extra day or I might not have. Tomorrow it will be the 25 minute run and then I should be finished next Tuesday. I have decided to take the girl on a short road trip with a work thing added in. We will leave next Tuesday morning drive to Buffalo visit the weather office there and then go to Niagara Falls. I've never been and looking forward to it. Wednesday we are driving to Binghamton, NY to visit another weather office and going to visit April the Giraffe at the Animal Adventure Park. I watched this giraffe for over a month. On the way home we are stopping at State College, PA and visiting another weather office and then coming home. Maybe stop in Pittsburge too, depending on time, if not come home. DH has to work and has already been to Niagara Falls and didn't care about seeing the giraffe so we are going to try to go by ourself. We got a room at the Air Reserve Center in Niagara so that is a lesser cost than expected.

work is crap this week making it longer than it should be, especially since I have vacation next week.

Saturday - DH and I went to a Cheese festival - I was almost talked into getting a replacement knife for my Cutco set, but DH said no. Afterwards he went to bed and I watched TV. Sunday about the same - DH went shopping I stayed home and washed clothes and did the house cleaning. It is still not clean enough.

today is, well Monday and I would rather be home. So here's to my 25 minute run tomorrow and hoping it isn't raining again.

Have a good night! IP

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

Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/17/2017:
Hiiii IP!,

Awwww you very bad girl to leave work just to be with your man….HOW CUTE! How I wish to do this with the man that I really like….he’s been running like there’s a huge fire away from me…but I have no cares bc I really do believe that one day he will see me again :-P I really do. Don’t mind me…enough about me. But one thing – whenever I am with my current “friends with benefits man who is nearly twice my age almost! – who I am not completely attracted to but is a nice balance to my personality I’d say – I think of the man I truly like….and hate that I cannot be with him. but perhaps one day as right now I’m learning a lot being with this particular man :-P and even though we’re not meant to be together in the long run, I’m learning a bit about relationships and communication from this guy as also this guy shows me around all of our neighborhood and surrounding nyc areas….i’ve learned so much and been to so many places bc of my current “man in my life” it works out SO WELL. so well right now. but he’s a smoker and money is a bit too tight for him – and he has some anger issues but not towards me – but these are reasons it cannot work for long run. But good for now….ok I’m done about me now!...

Really it wasn’t good to wait some extra time between runs? Lately if I’ve been training well and not skipping, when I take time off gym (not anymore bc now I always skip a day so it’s very difficult) but when I was very structured and then took a day or two more off, I’d come back with more energy and stronger! I think it may have been a mental block you were batting – a mental obstacle with doing this run…don’t worry. You CAN get thru these…you’ve been training!

Are you going to both sides of the Niagara falls? I’ve only been to the Canadian side bc I was visiting someone from Toronto and HE didn’t have a passport to join me on the NY side so I didn’t go alone duh! No more time anyways on that trip! The views are totally different but I hope you get to see the falls from the Canadian side bc that’s the better view!

Oh wow….you are going to see the Giraffe that gave birth!? Haha…better you than me! I am also uninterested in the giraffe. Why are you going to the weather stations??...that’s your work right??

I’m SO GLAD you didn’t get the knife at the cheese show! OMG thank gosh I wasn’t there….all I need is ample servings of cheese lol. it’s so bad but so good….so I simply stay away almost always.

Go enjoy your run…I do not run again until Wednesday assuming it doesn’t rain! And if it does, I’ll go to the gym…no more days can be skipped anymore for me….2x a week for the rest of the summer! In September I may move to 3x and take a month off the gym. For the academy, I need to run. Hopefully I can get by actually with just 2x a week training? What’s your training?

innerpeace on 07/18/2017:
I know exactly what you are talking about. I pined for a guy and basically waited 15 years for a guy. It took four years of therapy to quit hoping this relationship would work out. Apparently it was all one sided. To this day I still think of the would've, could've and should've. It took me a long, long time to get it through my head that this person just did not want to make sacrifices in his life to be with me. He could say he loved me everyday all day, but when it came right down to it...actions speak louder than words. The straw that broke the camel's back is...we were scheduled to go on a 5 day cruise to the Bahamas - leaving from Charleston, SC. Two days before the cruise was to leave, he calls me to say he can't go! Seriously? He tells me that his daughter was raped and he had to stay back and tend to things. I never got confirmation if that story was true or not. But anyway, that is not the first time he left me hanging...may be like the 3rd. The first time I flew from Hawaii to drop my son off to his dad and told him I would be in the area...he says I have to drive to Michigan and do something. Again..seriously you couldn't have seen your son on a weekend I wasn't coming....Anyway I'm telling you - don't waste anymore of your time on your PT man! He doesn't want to be with you. If he did, he would.

That is how I got to be in Ohio. This man wants to be with me every day, all day and stops by my work each morning on the way home because he didn't get to fix my breakfast. This man will bend over backwards and go out of his way to get me things and ensure I'm happy and/or comfortable. He tells me all the time, I am the the greatest thing in his life. THIS...this is what you need! Find a man who cherishes you and loves you and wants to take care of you.

I'm not saying don't have fun, do that, but look for someone who deserves you and makes you happy!

I am using the couch to 5K training app on my phone. I started off running 1 minute and walking one minute for six intervals. That increased to eight intervals and then the time started increases to longer run and walk intervals. I am finished with the intervals and now I am at the 25 minute run. I have no more walk intervals. This morning I ran/jogged for 25 minutes straight! I was so proud of myself. I am not the fasted, but I kept going for 25 minutes straight! Now the app just increases for the next week the times are 28, 30 and 35 minutes of running and then I will be finished. I should be able to run a 5K, but I think I am just really super slow. Hopefully the speed with eventually catch up and/or I will lose some weight and get speedier.

I was pleased nothing on my body hurt hurt this morning and the weather was I think 60 degrees which was the idea weather for me. Sorry to rant on. Have a great day! IP

innerpeace on 07/18/2017:
Oh and yes that is the giraffe that gave birth. I am a fan of giraffes and have collected them for years. I just love them.

BearCountryGG on 07/17/2017:
My parents took me to niagara falls when I was 4 and I grabbed hold of a railing and swung out over some deep cement 50 foot drop....ruined the trip for them....and add to the excitement on the way to the car I got a nosebleed that wouldn't stop so we had to go to the dr and get my nose packed....I was a barrel of laughs...lucky that they ever took me o another vacation after that one...LOL

thinnside40 on 07/17/2017:

innerpeace - Wednesday Jul 12, 2017

Weight: 306.0

Tuesday didn't jog because it was raining. So for the weirdest story ever!

I am paranoid, I trust no one! I have mentioned this before several times. I would get up and be outside running by 4:50 a.m. I would encounter a person once in a great while. I would say good morning and move on. i was OK with this.

Last night DH and I made chicken alfreado with brocoli and cauliflower (this is what the girl wanted). After dinner we chit chatted. the YA and his GF came over. Soon the girl left, DH went to bed and then the YA and GF left. As usual I woke DH up at 10:45 and he was gone by 11:15 and I went to bed.

I was alseep! sound asleep and sleeping good when my phone rang. It was my DH telling me to unlock the door for YA because there was an armed robber outside in my neighborhood. What? you don't tell me this at 12:45 in the morning. He kept asking me if I was there? Are you there? Yes I'm here. I am shaking with terror and I couldn't figure out what to do or where to go. My heart was pounding, I was breathing hard like I just ran a mile sprint (which is funny because I can't even do that...but still). I try to find my glasses and then go down stairs and turn on the porch light and ensure the drapes are closed so no one can see inside. I wait. And then I think - oh great the robber is now probably in the tent that is still up in the back yard.

I still have no clue what is going on and my DH calls again and tells me to open the door because YA is outside. I look and he is standing on the porch and I let him in. He tells me that it is a police chase. Two people robbed someone and stole a car and was heading our way. But before they got to our neighbor hood they wrecked the car and was now on foot. The police were using dogs and helicoptors with heat seeking instruments to find them. They were considered armed and dangerous and everyone should stay in their house and let the police do their jobs! OK well...I was asleep!

DH said YA called and said he was concerned about me, because my house is in the direction they were running on foot, so he took it upon himself to drive over and spend the night with me. Which I am so very greatful....but now I'm afraid to leave my house again! OMG I just can't function. I was doing so well and now this!

DH had a hard time putting on his work pants last night!! He said he would quit eating sweets now, he doesn't want a bigger pair of pants.

YA is concerned he is having side affects from his medication.I told him to call the nurseline I do not even know what to tell him. He is seeing a therapist HOP, I think every other week. The therapist cannot prescribe the medication. The YA left shortly before I did this morning to go back to his GMa's house. I said thank you for coming over.

So this morning I did not get up to run/jog because A. I was terrified,  B. It was raining, C. A combination of both A and B or D. I was just being lazy....The answer is.....C.

I will see how tomorrow goes! I have heard on the radio that one of the men was apprehended and that helps. The sad thing, the radio said they were just 19 year old boys. Boys? ok whatever!

B: toast, iced coffee

L: left over alfredo noodles, cheezits, balanced breaks, pop tarts

D: I dont' know, DH said he was making roast, carrots and salad.

Have a great night! IP


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

Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/12/2017:
Well Hello, IP!

I might as well write to you more since I have still 10 minutes left at this job today and that would DEFINITELY be the MOST PRODUCTIVE and BEST use of my time! ….i hope no offense is taken lol….I obviously enjoy DD enough to want to come here in my free time, especially at work ! So…I’ll make a second comment to you today!

Just take your phone with you when you go running. Don’t stop.

As for YA, make sure he takes the medicine so his anxiety level goes down. If he doesn’t take it, he’ll not get back on an even keel towards feeling better. TRUST me. The medication will make him think straighter and help him towards getting back on a better path. And he must talk to the therapist too – good.

bearcountrygg on 07/14/2017:
It sure is a scary world out there these days, we are all feeling it, I also let those kinds of things affect rather or not I want to go out, I guess food is always there and it seems innocent enough but NOt really....we hurt ourselves with it too. It's important for us to keep our eyes on the prize.

Donkey on 07/14/2017:
Wow, that is very scary! I'm glad you are OK.

innerpeace - Tuesday Jul 11, 2017

Weight: 306.0

DH did not make the salmon - he opted for salisbuy steak instead. And the idget bought ice cream. Ending the night with 1722.

I was concerned about the YA so I made him an appointment. He got in to talk to the doctor at 4:00 and she told him he was depressed and had anxiety and gave him a pill. He is supposed to go back in a month to see if it is helping.

I think he does this crap to himself. His new girlfriend has him helping her and her mother move and they fight and argue. Of course the YA thinks his duty to assist and help in every way he can. Last night they were over to borrow a drill and the GF said she was arguing with her 16 yo sister who had called her a sl^t. OMG, anyway they left and then I got a text asking me if they can set up the tent in the back yard. Well OK, but why? Well the GF didn't want to be around her sister so hey we'll came in the back yard....i have two spare bedrooms....he is nuts!

They get the tent set up and ten minutes later it is pourind down rain. Needless to say, they ended up in the bedroom...with his dog! Crazy kids. Dh was badgering me about why I agreed to let them do that...well, they are 18 and 19, let them have fun. Whose it hurting, no one, just imposing on my sleep.

It was still raining this a.m., so I will try to run in the morning to get that finished.. We do have the girl tonight for a few hours.

I just snacked today at work, I didn't make my lunch.

B: toast

L: cheezits, plum, yogurt, balanced breaks (all through the day)

D: chicken and something - the girl said she wanted chicken alfredo, we will see.

Cheers! IP

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

Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/12/2017:
Hiiii IP!

Sometimes with these pills, it can take up to 6 weeks for full effect. HE MUST TAKE THEM so that they start to have the cumulative days effect and they work. MAKE SURE he takes them – have DH check in please.

I know this from personal experience. YA needs more than pills though. He needs to talk to a trained professional like 1x per week – for sure. He needs outside help to deal with his issues. Yes, YA and his GF are still so young and need a LOT of growing up to do – this is how it sounds. YES.

Great cals and keep on doing your jogging. This is the first time I haven’t read about your jogging in an entry! I hope it’s going great!

innerpeace - Monday Jul 10, 2017

Weight: 306.0

Busy, busy! Friday night we went to the local diner. I had a French Dip sandwich ended the day with 1682 calories.

Saturday we went to the flea market and walked around. I am in search of clocks. I want a wall full of clocks. I found three, but really didn't care for any of them. We left with the girl another fidget spinner, zucchini and tomatoes.

We then drove about 30 miles to Huron, OH and attended the Huron River Fest. It was very pleasant out and we had a great time. Lots of boats and carnival festival stuff. Here is a picture, my hair is pulled back, but I can see I have lost some weight. Eventhough after walking around the flea market  and then the festival, my hands were starting to swell. I hate that feeling!



We had to leave and get DH home to sleep, he had to be at work at 12:00. The girl and I went to Big Lots and bought a few things and then spent the night at home.

Sunday I was up at 6:00 and ran for 20 minutes. I got 1.44 miles. I still feel that I should be getting further than I am, but I am very slow. Slow and steady wins the race. Tomorrow (if it's not raining) I will do the 20 minute run again and then it will jump up to 25, 28, 30 and 35 being the last. I'm just not seeing myself adding another 1.60 miles in 15 minutes but I guess I'll know when I get there.

Sunday I cooked zucchini stuffed with chicken, mashed potatoes and salad. Ending with 1422 calories.

Monday it was hard to get up and go to work. I was sleeping so good. It was damp and just hard to leave the house. I got a text last night from the YA and he thought about admitting himself to the hospital because he says one minute I'm happy and the next I just want to break down and cry. I felt so back for him. I asked him if he wanted to hurt himself, he told me NO. I gave him a crises number to call to talk to someone. He asked me to make him an appointment, I did, It is for 4:00 pm today, hopefully he can find out what is bothering him. I just feel so sad for him. Being an adult Sucks and can be so very hard sometimes.

DH said he was making salmon for dinner, so there's that. I hope it is good.

Have a great night! Right this minute I'm looking forward to my 20 minute run tomorrow.! IP

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

happy-1 on 07/10/2017:
You look great!

innerpeace on 07/11/2017:

Horn_of_plenty on 07/11/2017:
Your weightloss is very apparent to me!!! Great job!! Your face looks less round than before and overall you look so good. You should be so, so, so thrilled which i know you are. AND, GIRLIE LOOKS GOOD!!!! Her hair looks so nice long! She looks healthier than even before. I hope she keeps running with you. I can tell she loves you by the smiles in this photo!

You know how you say you want to be better running than you are....sounds like you are being hard on yourself but also bc you are that type of DETERMINED person. But you are right - slow and steady wins the race - and that's the same motto that I follow in my training. Better to train at YOUR pace than get an injury and have to stop.

You must love running. It's amazing to be albe to get into it after not for so long - that's how I feel also about myself!

That's so cool you stuffed the zucchini with ground chicken right? Ground up? I had a boss that would infuse mini eggplants with garlic and parsley i think! He's pickle them and everything. it's so cool to put the meat in the veggie! so tasty.

Young adult sounds like he could use some therapy and/or medication....not that medicine solves everything, but, it helps sometimes. hey, i take some myself (for anxiety i've take it for one year).

Have a wonderful day, IP!

Enjoy your run tomorrow! It's so freeing!

innerpeace - Friday Jul 07, 2017

Weight: 306.0

So I ran for 15 minutest this morning! I was so glad I could finish. Had a 3 minute walk and then a 5 minute run. I thought it was a bit warm this morning and it took me forever to cool off. I was even sweating after my cool shower. I prefer about 54 degrees.

The girl and I went to see "The Miracle Worker" It was really good. I've seen the movie several times (the original and the remake) and I believe they did a fantastic job. The girl seemed to like it as well.

We got home about 9:45 and I expected DH to at least make his lunch, but he didn't. So the girl and I made his lunch and then made ours. She went to bed about 10:15 - she was tired, she fell asleep in the car driving to the play, but managed to stay awake for it's entirety.

We are supposed to go out to eat tonight, I don't even know where. Maybe to our diner, we haven't been there in awhile and it is reasonable on cost.

Tomorrow flea market and maybe a festival in Huron, Ohio.

Everyone have a great weekend!

My next run is a 20 minute run...no walks - I guess the hard stuff begins.

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

Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/07/2017:
Fairy Garden sounds awesome! It would be nice if they were CACTUS plants that stay small bc then it would last a very long time with very little water. I agree that it’s a very cute and creative idea. Cool. I think I’d even enjoy making one – as long as I knew it would last…otherwise I wouldn’t enjoy the process as much lol…I need to see the value in it the things I do! Will girlie’s last? (since yours fell out in the car!).

Glad to hear the movie was good. It stinks when we pay a lot and the movie isn’t good bc theater prices by me are CRAZY! I saw a movie in 3D and it cost me - for a SINGLE seat (they are all recliner seats) over TWENTY dollars! For a movie! Is it that expensive by you??? The Metro NYC area is seriously NUTZ! The seats are all similar to like a recliner sofa and you can adjust your seat to your preference.

Awww so sweet to make hubby’s lunch. I do hope to have a man one day – at least a man, if not a hubby. I like your hubby! You sound so good for each other! A really nice couple! Girlie is lucky with you guys!!!!

Wow….2 events in one day tomorrow! HOW NICE! I hope you make it to at least ONE of them! Let us know how they go!

Ohhhh....super congrats on your running...i do not think i could do more than 10 minutes - not sure - in a row. I'll check it out later on! :)

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