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innerpeace - Monday Nov 18, 2019

Weight: 328.9

Friday we had the girl. We had cereal for dinner. Still having a hard time getting rid of my dairy addiction, but I will continue with this thought - no dairy.

Saturday we had a relaxing morning and we to the movies about 1:00. We watched Malificient Mistress of Evil - I had reservations about seeing it, but it was a very good movie...drew a tear, had all the feels.

Afterwards we went to Ruby Tuesday for an early dinner. I opted for their great salad bar with the vegetable trio (brcolli, zucchini and mashed potatoes) happy with my choice. Once we got home I watched football.

Sunday the same thing - house cleaning and laundry.

I didn't want to cook, so DH gets us an impossible whopper...ok so this is the third one I've had and my conclusion is....I DO NOT like them. The first time I ate it, I smelled BO and thought it was older people eating near by. NOW I'm convinced it is something in the impossible whopper that is smelling to me like dirty socks or BO. I won't eat it again for this reason and it's a texture thing.

Tonight I will be making a dish from the fab four cookbook and I will get pictures if I remember.

All is well with me...sleeping good...feeling good.

have a great Monday! IP



Progress as of today: 9 lbs lost so far, only 118.9 lbs to go!

BearCountryGG on 11/18/2019:
I have a pkg of those fake burgers in the freezer...and d says NO WAY!!! Not really looking forward to cooking them now...LOL

happy-1 on 11/20/2019:
"drew a tear, had all the feels" I bet you are a kick in the pants to hang out with.

Horn_of_plenty on 11/22/2019:

Horn_of_plenty on 11/22/2019:
i would get it without mayo and cheese though...

innerpeace - Thursday Nov 14, 2019

Weight: 328.9

I ordered from chipoltle and tried their sofritas - Sofritas, shredded Hodo Soy tofu marinated in a spicy sauce made from chipotle chilies, roasted poblanos, and Mexican spices - for my meatless goal. This was very spicy to me, but I did eat it. Probably won't get it again because of the spiciness.

The girl was over, I actually missed her. We had some nice conversation.

I watched the CMA awards, disappointed with the winners, I guess I think differently than the voters.

I have been sleeping better, so grateful for this. DH as more energy, he is usually crashed out in the recliner by 8:00, but he is staying awake....must be the new diet.

B: whole grain toast

L: great northern bean/avocado sandwich with lettuce & tomato, banana

S: gold fish; nature valley bar


work is crap...I hate it this week.

No big plans this weekend...yet.

Have a great evening! IP

Progress as of today: 9 lbs lost so far, only 118.9 lbs to go!

BearCountryGG on 11/14/2019:
Bean and avocado sandwich sounds interesting.

questforthebest on 11/14/2019:
Good luck with the meatless goal!

What, pray tell, is goldfish though? :)

innerpeace on 11/18/2019:
Pepperidge Farms - goldfish (it's a small cracker shaped like a goldfish) the snack that smiles back...it's a cheezit that is goldfish shaped.

Donkey on 11/15/2019:
Goldfish crackers? Those are so addictive!!

horn_of_plenty on 11/15/2019:
I agree that the spicy Chipotle tofu sofritas is a little too spicy indeed. I wish it was half that level - they need to work on it more to perfect the taste !!!!

innerpeace - Wednesday Nov 13, 2019

Weight: 328.9

DH is working first shift and is throwing off all my routines with him being home in the evenings. I can't say which I like better, which is very disturbing to me. I love him so much, but I also like just doing my own thing in the evenings while he's at work.

Anyway, he suggested we go out to dinner, since we don't get to very often.

I had cheese quesadilla and a half bowl of French onion soup. It was nice.

I also hate making my own breakfast in the morning, but I can adjust.

B: sprouted grains toast

L: PB&J, sweet and salty nature valley bar

S: banana; gold fish

D: TBD The girl wanted to order from Chipolte. I will see If I can order something I like, if not I will cook.

It is cold and snowy. The snow was pretty for a minute.

Dogs not a fan of the snow.

Have a great evening. IP

Progress as of today: 9 lbs lost so far, only 118.9 lbs to go!

happy-1 on 11/13/2019:
Love Chipotle.

I'd like having evenings to myself too. I like the introvert energy recharge time.

BearCountryGG on 11/13/2019:
When D worked different shifts I had the same problems adjusting to the differing schedules.....I guess it could be worse...if he didn't have a job at all......(retirement can be kind of difficult sometimes too...LOL)

legcramps on 11/14/2019:
I very much enjoy having my time to myself, too. I am an introvert and my BF is an extrovert, so he doesn't understand what it means to want alone time LOL. Right now we still live apart; it will be interesting if that changes, how we will tolerate each other!

Donkey on 11/14/2019:
Game Changer is the name of the movie.

I think there's advantages and disadvantages to any schedule a spouse is on. It's the adjustment to it that's the hard part.

horn_of_plenty on 11/15/2019:
I thought you always make your breakfast or buy it ?

I guess DH used to make it for you ???,

Thanks for your sweet comments welcoming me back here !!!!

innerpeace - Tuesday Nov 12, 2019

Weight: 328.9

It doesn't seem like almost a week since I posted. work goes in spurts and I may have missed a day or two.

We are chugging along with the no meat. We are doing good, and I feel better and am able to do more; more easily. I'm talking about bending and putting on my socks and shoes and taking a shower. Stuff that was becoming hard to do. I can fee the changes and I am grateful.

I did have cookie binge yesterday. At first I felt guilty but then I'm like those were some darn good cookies. DH was working and I went shopping for a few things. For some reason I was down the cookie aisle (well I was actually looking for MIso paste) which the Asian inspired food was on the same aisle. I looked over and there was one package of Keebler fudge sticks left on the shelf (they are waifer cookies covered in chocoloate) anyway, I snatched those and ate the the entire package the rest of the afternoon. I then tossed them in the garbage and tried to cover them up with other trash. I told DH. He just asked if I enjoyed them. Yes, yes, I do. A little too much maybe. But besides from that...still meat free.

DH was down all weekend with a shoulder pain he couldn't seem to get rid of, He took a muscle relaxer and slept for most of two days. When he was awake he was grumpy and yelled at the dogs, which I did not like. I just told him to go back to sleep.

B: sprouted grains toast

L: sushi from DH

S: gold fish

D: something with the brussel sprouts and tofu....we had this before, Dh like it, so I will try to prepare this again.

We are doing good.

Have a great day! IP

Progress as of today: 9 lbs lost so far, only 118.9 lbs to go!

Donkey on 11/12/2019:
I am amazed that you are feeling so good, going meatless. That's really inspiring! I've heard that from others too, that they feel better, less sore, less achy, more energy, clearer skin, clearer thinking, etc.

Donkey on 11/12/2019:
There's some Netflix movie that goes into the benefits of a plant-based diet... I need to watch it. Can't remember the name of it. "They" were all talking about it in an online weight-training group I belong to. Some grumbles, but I think I'll check it out (once I remember what the name is).

innerpeace on 11/13/2019:
There are a few - Forks over Knives, Game Changers and What the Health, they are all informative.

questforthebest on 11/12/2019:
Congrats, sounds like things are going awesome!

legcramps on 11/13/2019:
Great job so far! I found some vegan ice cream so i'm looking forward to trying it out.

innerpeace - Wednesday Nov 06, 2019

Weight: 328.9

Last night I took the easy way out. DH picked up a pan of mac and cheese for the girl, I heated up the chicken nuggets and steamed some brocolli.

I ate sushi. (carrots, cucumber, avocado) This is the third time in as many weeks, I think I'm good for awhile.

I did make a smashed garbanzo and avocado sandwhich for lunch. I add lime juice and garlic salt and this tastes delicious to me. I put tomator and mixed greens on top. I also bought the delicious Ezekiel sprouted bread which is also very delicious. This is the first time I've ever had this. High recommend.

B: Toast (Ezekiel bread) PB and banana.

S: sweet and salty bar

L: garbanzo bean and avaocado sandwhich, banana

D: probably be my butternut squash soup or something. TBD.

It is getting colder and snow is coming. BLAH

The girl was very hyper last night and talking about Christmas and her birthday, dropping hints and showing pictures. Totally not in the mood for Christmas yet.

Have a great day.


Progress as of today: 9 lbs lost so far, only 118.9 lbs to go!

legcramps on 11/07/2019:
I am looking forward to trying a vegan mac and cheese this week. Hopefully I will find some time to make it! I have tried ezekiel bread before and liked it as well; it is too expensive for me to buy it regularly though.

happy-1 on 11/08/2019:
I'm not in the mood for Christmas either.

Donkey on 11/09/2019:
Sorry, but I've already started listening to Christmas music in October. I truly felt that I needed some Santa in my heart, to keep me from sinking into an abyss of despair and crabiness and lack of faith in humanity over all. People suck.

innerpeace - Tuesday Nov 05, 2019

Weight: 328.9

I made a sweet potato buddha bowl for dinner which turned out better than expected.

I sliced some sweet potato and toasted it along with red onion, brocollni and kale and garbanzo beans drizzled with home made tahini with a little maple syrup. Here's what it pretty much looked like, except I had my sweet potatoes shaved in think slices to cook faster.

Day 2 of the WFPB challenge, going good.

It tasted better today for lunch than it did last night.

B: oatmeal bake with blueberries and black berries

S: sweet and salty bar, banana

L: left over sweet potato bowl

D: DH picked up me another roll of sushi and I will probably eat that. It doesn't save to weel.

The girl comes over tonight and DH bought her a tub of macaroni and cheese and she will eat chicken nuggets and brocolli.

Work is slow and there is work but I just don't want to do it.

I took Friday off and I'm off Monday so I will have a four day weekend of nothingness, which is exactly what I need.

have a great night. IP



Progress as of today: 9 lbs lost so far, only 118.9 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 11/05/2019:
Looks yummy!

happy-1 on 11/05/2019:
Oh yum. That could be a food blog photo

innerpeace on 11/06/2019:
That is a blog photo, I was trying to get mine to look like that, however, i sliced my sweetpotatos and no way was my tahini that smooth and creamy.

happy-1 on 11/05/2019:
Oh yum. That could be a food blog photo

Donkey on 11/06/2019:
That looks so good!

innerpeace - Monday Nov 04, 2019

Weight: 328.9

Went shopping with DH along with everyone else in northeastern Ohio. I thought we got a pretty early start, but everyone else had this same idea. We arrived about 7:50 and didn't get home until about 11:30, it was just so busy, I guess because the 1st of the month. We spent most of the time in the produce, because when you are looking for something and not quite sure what it is...I was looking at everything. Brocollini - no clue, it wasn't be the broccoli - it was by the fresh, bulk spinach. Can't wait to cook it though, I want to see what it tastes like. I was also looking for tumeric, they had fresh tumeric that resembled ginger, but I opted to get the dried tumeric until I at least know what it tastes like and if I even like it.

The girl had a band thing on Saturday, I had plans to go she shopping but the stores didn't open until 10:00, I didn't wait I just went on home. She was tired and cranky because of the orthodontists appointment so we mostly stayed home, it was cold and damp anyay.

Last night I cooked acorn squash and stuffing.

B: oatmel bake with blueberries and blackberries - this was very good

L: left over acorn squash

D: TBD but it may be the recipe with the brocollini - a chickpea buddha bowl

Today is Day 1 of the WFPB challege.

Have a great day!

Progress as of today: 9 lbs lost so far, only 118.9 lbs to go!

Donkey on 11/06/2019:
Sorry, what is WFPB again?

happy-1 on 11/08/2019:
I love all the meals you are making. Such a big change and they all sound delicious. Why isn't the girl down to eat all the delicious things you are making?

innerpeace - Friday Nov 01, 2019

Weight: 328.9

Yesterday was cold and rainy and the wind blew and blew. I decided I did want that pizza. So I sat in the parking lot and ordered it....and then my debit card wouldn't work. The other debit card I have from another bank was compromised and that was turned off, so I had to charge my pizza. Seriously?

I ordered my pizza mushroom, onion, spinach with extra cheese and 1/2 with jalapeno for DH and then I ordered cheese breadsticks and then I ordered a cookie brownie and then I sat in my car until I got a text telling me it was ready. I go in and she says, it's not ready yet so I sit. She then says, JoAnn here is your order. I grab it and go, didn't think nothing about it. I get home and wonder why I have 4 boxes. Seems I ended up with 3 pepporoni pizzas and 1 cheese. I call her back and she says, do you want me to remake your order? I say NO, she says do you want a full refund for your inconvenience. I say NO, we'll probably eat the pizza, I am more worried about the person whose order I have. She says, oh, that lady is in the store and we are taking care of her. She says we both had the same first name, that is how our orders got messed up.

So I ate cheese pizza. I brought 2 pepporoni pizzas to work today for the others and the girl can eat the other one.

I also did NOT pass out candy, I only noticed a few trick or treaters, but there were a lot of people on my block who chose not to give out candy. And besides, the when the kids come to the door, my dogs are crazy.

So I made a delicious cauliflower, great northern bean soup. I used the immersion blender and it is velvety smooth. I don't like the thyme herb and must remember not to use that anymore. When I bot through chopping it up, I thought my hands smelled like medicine.

DH didn't get the job he interviewed for...BOO! But then we received an overpayment check from State Farm for over $500 so that took the sting off.

The girl is at the orthodontist today and will probably be crabby all weekend, I know she has a band thing tomorrow so that is some time I won't have to hear how bad her mouth hurts.

Grocery shopping and other errands this weekend, and I'll probably watch one of my losing football teams.

B: toast with nutella, iced tea

L: cheese pizza, cauliflower bean soup

D: left over pizza, salad, TBD

Looking forward to the start of my 21 day WFPB challenge that starts Monday. 11/4/19

A movie and a fire sound nice.

Have a great weekend! IP


Progress as of today: 9 lbs lost so far, only 118.9 lbs to go!

BearCountryGG on 11/01/2019:
Very good job dealing with the food you didn't order!!!

happy-1 on 11/01/2019:
Cauliflower northern bean soup sounds good

Donkey on 11/02/2019:
That's kind of cool about the pizzas. Sorry to hear that your husband did not get the job. That soup sounds amazing!

innerpeace - Thursday Oct 31, 2019

Weight: 328.9

I get home and the first thing I do is sit in the recliner, which usually ends up in a nap. I was just about to doze off when I see something out of the corner of my eye and it is the YA ringing the doorbell. He brought his GF and one of their dogs. We visit, he was over to pick up the crossbow he got for Christmas last year. I had a guy at work put it together and found out this wasn't a recreational crossbow but a real weapon that was powerful and dangerous. Anyway, it has been sitting in our garage for almost a year. He said he was traveling to W. VA and a buddy of his was going to teach him how to use it. That is cool, I hope he has some supervisor, I would hate for him to have an accident and shoot his eye out. It was a nice visit. BUT...his cigarette smoking grandmother had their coats and jacket and even the dog fur smelling like musty old cigaretts and it lingered in my house when they left.

And in the midst of all that the girl stopped by to get her Southside Serpent jacket for Halloween today.

When they finally left I got dinner started. I wanted pizza all day but finally decided to eat the black bean burgers. I sliced up tomato, onion, avocado and a spinach arugala mix. I also added cumin, chili powder and garlic salt in a mixutre of mayo and sour cream for a dressing. This was a great meal and I'm glad I didn't order pizza.

B: toast with nutella, last iced vanllia latte

Snack at work...2 york peppermint patties and a whoopie pie someone brough in

L: left over black bean burger

D: TBD...I'm really wanting that pizza.

I am not handing out trick or treat candy tonight, I will sit in the family room and watch a movie.

I will leave this here...today at work! (and if you look closely you can see the bruise on my arm from when I ran into the door knob last week)


Progress as of today: 9 lbs lost so far, only 118.9 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 10/31/2019:
Cool pic!

BearCountryGG on 10/31/2019:
Great pic of you!!! Happy Halloween....

Donkey on 10/31/2019:
Cute costume!

legcramps on 11/01/2019:
Great costumes!

happy-1 on 11/03/2019:
You look great!!!! Pretty kitty.

The story about the crossbow reminds me of the Christmas Story movie... "You'll put your eye out!" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mrAwb9ptu9U

innerpeace - Wednesday Oct 30, 2019

Weight: 328.9

Monday I finally went and had my crown installed...it feels weird, but it is so much better. I don't have crap getting stuck between my back molars anymore.

I get home yesterday and DH had stopped and bought some sushi so I ate some of that (vegetable sushi) it was good. However, I still needed to cook for lunch today, so I sliced up the carrots, parsnips, sweet potatos and potatoes and cooked them up with vegetable stock and added the curry and poured it over the brown rice. It smelled so delcious. I have that for lunch today and there are left overs.

Bathroom phobia...I have issues using the bathroom in public from an old work mishap that scarred me for life.

I went to a work bathroom with three stalls and a handicap stall (4 total) I was the only one in there and decided to poop. Before I was finished a lady came in and made a comment, "oh, Lord Jesus it stinks in here." and she left. I was moritified. Because this bathroom door opens into a big huge room where everyone was standing. And I was thinking if I walked out just then she would know it was me...and then what if she told everyone else standing around the set-up table.....thoughts running wild. So I just sat there in the stall. AND THEN...someone else comes in and I hear..."see don't it stink Nita? I told you it stinks!" They laugh and then leave....again, I'm motified and I swear I sat in the stall for another 15-20 minutes before I got the nerve to leave. And this was before smart phones...so I had NOTHING to entertain myself but the laughter of my poop stinkage! Anyway, after this, I would make my mission to NOT poop in public. I would hold it until I got home, or until I was about to crap myself....for YEARS this happened about 2002!.

At the VA and college I worked for  I would go to a different floor or go to a bathroom with 10-15 stalls- anyway you get the picture.

This place I work now, we have one stall, one bathroom for eight women. Because it is on the back side of the office, I would just run across the hall and use the citiy's toilet...until they moved out last month. They locked the door and my swipe card doesn't work anymore, so I had to use the single one in my office. I go in an shut the door...lock it and do my business, flush the toilet, spray lysol and wash my hands.  I'm in no kind of hurry, so I piddle around, look at my new crown in the mirror, look at my face, comb my hair. And then when I open to do to leave there are two of the other ladies just waiting for me....I'm like, I'm so sorry, I was not in any kind of hurry...and they can smell lysol.

And this all gets me thinking, why do I care so much? Crap stinks so why is a bathroom always supposed to smell fresh and clean? I use a portapotty when I aboslutely have to, at least I don't leave it stinking like that!!

Today...I conquered this and I do not care who smells it!

Now I'm going to go smell up the office with my curry!

B: Jimmy Dean frittats; iced vanilla latte

L: root vetable curry with brown rice; white chocolate macadamia nut cookie

S: balanced breaks

D: TBD - I think black bean burgers with avocado.

have a great evening! IP

Oh one last thing, I heard this and I thought it was hilarious. One of the people that work here a meteorologist - likes to run and he runs through the local metro park. He said yesterday evening he was running and heard a group of people talking about Halloween and wondered if the weather was going to cooperate. He said he stopped running and said..."No, the weather is going to be atrocious, with cold rain and gusts up to 35-40 mph...so it will be ruined., don't go! He says, I work for the weather service, so I know what I'm talking about." and then he said he ran on his way and left that group of people all sad and forlorned. I would have loved to have done that....but then again, the weathermen are only right half the time, so they still have a chance!



Progress as of today: 9 lbs lost so far, only 118.9 lbs to go!

happy-1 on 10/30/2019:
I am woman, hear me... poop?

happy-1 on 10/30/2019:
And speaking of pooping... the guy who is a meteorologist pooped on their day!

grannyannie on 10/31/2019:
I used to work in an office with 4 women and we were all good friends. I used to keep matches at my desk for anyone who needed to poop. It's amazing how it makes the smell disappear.

BearCountryGG on 10/31/2019:
There is a product caller poopourri or something like that...basically it's a tiny bottle of oil...that you pour into the toilet before hand....maybe an option.

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