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innerpeace - Monday May 29, 2017

Weight: 306.0

Friday I left work early...because - came home and waited for DH to get back with the girl. No plans this night.

Saturday DH made bacon and waffles for breakfast and then we headed out to Chagrin Falls for the Blossom Festival. NOt a lot to see but we had fun going. On the way back we stopped at the Grafton Firemen's festival and played a few games of bingo. The girl wasn't feeling well so we stayed home the rest of the evening.

SUnday was up early and did tne  W2D1 run and then mowed the grass. Did a lot around the house and then watched it rain for a few hours. The Indians did get to finish their game...and they won!

Had pretty good calories and was rather active...

FRIDAY - 1396


SUNDAY - 1176 - the girl went home about 6:00 but the YA showed up with his nasty mouth.

I am down in the family room minding my business and it seems like DH cannot sit in the living room alone. So he comes down and then the YA comes down along with his nasty mouth and I am still in the same place I was. I guess I should like this, but sometimes, I feel like my space is being invaded in my own home. Maybe i'm just in a pissy mood today, I don't know, but I'm going downstairs to do fold laundry...think they'll follow me down there, probably not!

Have a great Memorial Day!


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

Horn_of_plenty on 05/30/2017:
IP...i love the photo and DEFINITELY notice your weight loss! Your hubby looks good...i do think he's lost weight too!

Your hair = really nice color and length. you look great....i hope you continue the good work, it's paying off for you 100% !!!!!! I see it!

What does W2D1 stand for?

It was partially rainy here on the weekend but it didn't affect my plans at all. Luckily the only time it really rained a lot was Monday morning & i'm just so glad it wasn't at night when i was in New York City walking around! Mother Nature did her job and luckily all in good timing! haha...

You just wanted your alone time - and alone time can be important. Don't even blame yourself, you just wanted some personal, quiet time. Just be happy that they'd want to come by you! haha. Keep up the great work & have a nice SHORT WEEK.

innerpeace - Thursday May 25, 2017

Weight: 306.0

Last night DH made salsibury steak. wth boiled potates and salad. Ended the day with 1450 calories. I had a yogurt after. DH took the girl to her counseling appointment and I sat and listend to the young adult talk about cars...that's so exhausting sometimes.

Was up at 5:15 and did week 1 day 3. It is so much easier for me to run in the morning, I guess I have more energy but it was definately easier. It started raining half way through - it was quiet refreshing. I thought about calling DH to come and get me, but his phone is on do not disturb until 6:00 and he wouldn't have heard it, so I kept running/walking. My back is a little tight this afternoon, but nothing so bad as I can't stand it.

A few festivals this weekend depending on the weather.

B: turkey saugage, blueberry pancakes, iced tea

L: chicken salad, crackers, apple

S: balanced breaks

D: thinking subway...

Have a great evening!

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

Horn_Of_Plenty on 05/25/2017:
potatoes are very good for you -potassium and stuff like that. I've begun to try to include them more - instead of potato chips, lol!

lol....i guess you aren't too into cars ;-)

so you are into the morning jogging? nice! i can never get into morning exercise...i love to do it at the end of the day...even on weekends i prefer afternoon exercise ;-)

Donkey on 05/27/2017:
Well done!

innerpeace - Wednesday May 24, 2017

Weight: 306.0

Monday night DH and I went to the camp meeting, what a waste of time. And the fact that parents walk in 10-15 minutes late and the lady starts all over with the information didn't help.

We ate mexican food. I had some pork roast, beans and pico, ate three flour tortillas, they were abour 3 inches, ate small abouts of chips and salsa. Ended the night with 1658 calories.

Tuesday I left work early...just because. Went home mowed the grass and planted some flowers. I had plans to get up and do my c25k, however, I did not get up and instead was trying to find every excuse NOT to go when DH said to go. He was cooking dinner and said dinner would be ready when I got back. So I strated off on my way...people lots of people out and about - way out of my comfort zone here. Finally I just told myself at least I'm doing something good for myself so they can stare at the fat lady jogging down the road if they want.

It was a big longer than day one, so I had to run around another block, the key is I did it! I just have the fear of this being so painful and it really hasn't been. I do know that after mowing that I was seriously tired afterwards and I definately like running better in the morning, knowing this, hopefully I will be able to get up easier tomorow.

DH cooked steak, caulflower and salad, ended the day with 1720 calories - a little high but the steak was good.

AC man coming today to check out the AC - glad DH is home, he goes back to work on  6/5/17.

Ready for the three day weekend.

Have a great night!

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

Donkey on 05/24/2017:
I give you props for the C2K - you got this!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 05/25/2017:
I love mexican food too....I'm sure you're used to / understand these camp meetings by now! not the first time your girlie has went to camp...thanks to YOU!

good you are able to get outta work when you have to...bosses can be jerks.

be proud of yourself jogging....YOU MUST ONLY CARE ABOUT YOU AND FORGET what others are saying...i am proud of you. maintain your focus. I am so proud of you IP!

I'm also ready for this holiday weekend! !!!

excellent calories....steak always raises calories but nothing is wrong with a little steak in your life!

innerpeace - Monday May 22, 2017

Weight: 306.0

So my weekend - Saturday dropped car off for an oil change - went to numerous garage sales. Helped DH clean out the shed - donated some stuff to Good Will Not sure where the day went. Calories 1358.

Sunday was up early with plans to start the C25K. I sat on my bed and contemplated every reason why I should stay in bed. I even went so far as taking everything out of the armoire to refold. I just did not want to face this. I dreaded it! I went downstiars and DH was cooking bacon so I decided I wanted to eat breakfast. DH says, it will be here when you get back - my heart sank and I begrudgingly put on my shoes and moped for a minute and remember... I made a plan to have it completed by July 28th and if I didn't get it started I wouldn't get it done.

I started it and to tell the truth it wasn't all that bad and for the first time, since I can't remember nothing on my body hurt. I did Day1 of the program and will do Day 2 tomorrow. I hope nothing starts hurting.

When I get back I had bacon and blue berry waffles (made from the grill I bought at a garage sale for $2.00- well worth it). AFter breakfast I watched two episodes of Law and Order, tried to do the crossword puzzle it was hard this weekend. I washed the windows, started laundry. Swept and mopped the floors and still was OK. Ended the day with 1422 calories.

This morning though, my thighs are a little sore, I took Aleve and should be better soon. I will have to mow tonight if the grass has dried out.

B: pancakes, turkey sausage, iced tea

L: chicken salad, apple, pretzel/crackers

S: balanced breaks

D: Mexican food

We have a parent meeting at the Y for the girl's summer camp tonight and have plans to eat out.



Have a great evening! IP

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

Horn_Of_Plenty on 05/22/2017:
Sounds like a really active weekend, IP! And great cals – I find when I’m active, I tend to do just as well with calories or better than when I’m home all day snackin’ out of my kitchen!

Yes goals are like your couch to 5k one – the can only be completed if we tackle them step by step and do the whole process leading up to them. Yuppers. Good mindset you have there. Glad it’s getting easier, IP.

Greats cals. If you are sore, aleve is good (I should consider this myself!)…and rest. You are doing GREAT!

innerpeace - Thursday May 18, 2017

Weight: 306.0

Yesterday I took the day off from work and spent it with my DH. We arrived at the ID office and finally after being married for almost three years, I have finally gotten him the military dependent ID card...I guess I will keep him around for awhile.

After we went to my old workplace and visited my old boss and co-workers. They are amazing and I miss them all so much. The atmosphere and togetherness are so missed in my new work place. We then went to eat lunch, had a delicious roast beef sandwich. Then we went to the museum of natural history. Had a great time until the field trip kiddos showed up. And we even got in free with my military ID! On the way home we stopped at three different salon places to see if we could get a pedicure but it seems everyone in a fifty mile radius also wanted said pedicure. Finally we stopped at a store and bought the girl some shorts and summer clothes...if she doesn't like them, I will return them next week. and then we went home. And ate the leftovers from lunch for dinner. Ended the day with 1462 calories.

DH and the YA went to home depot while I mowed the front yard and when they returned I planted some flowers to replace some that were frosted out last week. THen I walked me dog. Lately we have been spending a lot of time out side.

It was my intention to get up this AM and start my C25K but that didn't happen. I will try tonight...if not tonight, tomorrow morning and it will even be cooler.

Have a good night!

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

Horn_Of_Plenty on 05/18/2017:
Hello IP! Glad you got the time in to take care of the ID card for DH. Why did you change workplaces, I forget? Yes, I do know that atmosphere in workplaces can change based on both the coworkers and administration a lot! ;-)

Where is the museum that you went to? What city? Sorry you guys got trampled on by kiddos lol I am sure groups come there a lot this time of year – I feel like our field trips were always more in the Springtime than the Fall or Winter…

Even though you didn’t start your exercise this AM, you were active. So that is an accomplishment of being outdoors and doing that kind of work. Have a wonderful night!

innerpeace on 05/22/2017:
I changed because the university I was working for was state and they did not count my military time. I also had to drive to downtown Cleveland everyday, in traffic, bad weather and the distance.

I went back to the Weather Service (federal) job, I left the Weather service in OK to move to Ohio and was hired at the university. It was a good job and I would still be there if I didn't land the weather service.

Now I get 8 hours a pay period (16 hours a month) annual leave versus 6.2 a month at the university. Sick leave was 8 hours a month at both places. I also only have to drive 1/2 as far and I can include my military time. It was all of these reasons mostly...I get paid more too, but that wasn't a factor. The good think at the university - they had snow days. Here at the weather service I have to work regardless.

The people are great at CSU and I miss them.

The Natural History Museum of Cleveland it was in downtown Cleveland. I think most of the kids were on field trip day - last fun before school is out.

jayhawkjen on 05/19/2017:
Sounds like you're being really active! Yay for you!

innerpeace - Tuesday May 16, 2017

Weight: 306.0

I have paved so many roads with good intentions...

Still logging food and not eating well at all. I had a sweet attack over the weekend and blew calories out of the water...

5/12 - I left work early and we went to Olive Garden for Mother's Day - should not have 3036 calories

5/13 - started the day off with a 3 mile hike and then went on a drive it yourself tour of Geauga county - 1364 - this is the first time since I've had a fitbit that I actually walked over 10,000 steps

5/14 - yard work and a big fat steak for dinner and more sweets - 3146

5/15 - Monday was super busy at work and didn't make time to write in the journal because some days I just don't want to reituerate to myself the fact that I haven't been doing what I'm supposed to be doing. - 1262

DH said we should go to bed early so I could get up to exercise...OK. Couldn't get up so guess what, I will just keep trying. I know I can, I just have to get my mind set straight. I was looking at the calendar and need to jump on the C25K train if I'm going to make my 5K goal by my birthday. I will see what happens tomorrow morning or maybe tonight.

We do have a hike scheduled tonight #2 of 10 for the hiking stick badge.

B: toast, peanut butter, ice tea

L: lean cuisine panini, apple

S: balanced breaks

D: subway I think - due to the hike

Have a great evening and never quit trying!

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

Horn_Of_Plenty on 05/16/2017:
lol, i got an email that you commented, but there's no comment :( i gotta write to you later...busy work day lol....

stay well IP!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 05/16/2017:
Do not worry, IP, even at slightly over 3,000 cals, you can GET BACK ON TRACK as soon as you can. You can always fix up a mistake! Weight is a variable and forever it’ll vary so do not worry that the damage you did is ever going to be permanent as it need not be ! :- P

If it makes you feel better, lately I was eating more also. Maybe change of seasons or more stress…I have been giving in but this time I notice it & notice I have to stop! Lol. I can feel myself entering poor patterns now…and reverting back to old habits…when this happens I try to drink sugarfree drinks or caffeine instead of extra sweets. I am trying to also stay ahead of the game, not go back to all bad habits. It’s always easier to go back to a habit because even if it’s unhealthy, the bad habits are ingrained in our brains as the way to act first…breaking the habit and new habits we teach that are healthier are not as ingrained…we must force ourselves sometimes not to accidentally play into the old habits! So hard!

I will say in my opinion, sleep is most important over exercise. I have had breakdowns due to lack of sleep. Those sucked. No sleep bc my hours were too long at work, I had no life balance….that’s done now, thankfully.

How does the lean cuisine Panini taste? Is it at all like one? I never tried those.

Donkey on 05/17/2017:
I love when you say, "I will just keep trying". Yep, keep trying, do not give up. If you keep actively & consciously trying, eventually it will click.

innerpeace - Friday May 12, 2017

Weight: 306.0

I was over busy at work yesterday, like I didn't even want to start anywhere so I just sat and stared at the computer. Bits and pieces....it eventually all got finished.

...just stupid people doing stupid things that are supposed to make regular/normal people keep sane, not really working for me.

Eating as been ok, still in the good calorie ranges. Will post when I don't forget my phone at home.

A few hikes planned this weekend and the girl leaves early on Sunday to go be with her mom on Mother's Day.

Will check back in. have good days.

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

Horn_Of_Plenty on 05/12/2017:
Happy Friday IP!

OMG this week was like your day yesterday at work. I was busier than I’d ever been in like 6 months this week even with boss away on vaca. My boss blows big loads! Lol. gotta say it somewhere!

I agree with you. why are there stupid people that CAUSE trouble in our workplaces. Why do some people think it’s ok to rattle other people’s worlds? Do they not realize that we need jobs and to work also? I need to work. I don’t need the boss’ secretary looking at me and watching my every move like I’m an inmate in prison! It’s so annoying. When people say hi to me…she looks at WHO can possible say hi to Jackie!? It’s sick, IP.

I wish you a great day too…

The hikes sound so good. What a nice way to be outdoors and enjoy the weekend. Happy for you, IP.

I am going to try to get outdoors today after work. I was lifting a lot of heavy things at work – so only if I feel well enough with my ankle will I go walking/jogging at the park. I hope to do my usually 2mi exercise of walking/jogging today instead of this weekend as the weather says rain.

innerpeace - Tuesday May 09, 2017

Weight: 306.0

I left work early on Friday...for reasons...stupid people! Went home and went shopping with DH. Saturday we took the dog to a dog social - LOL - it had lots of dog stuff and dog vendors and he even got a free nail clip and tattoo. He looked really cute. Sunday DH and I went to an Amazon close out sell. Crazy stuff and crazy people all crammed into a large storage shed. I think we did spend $8.00 on crap for the girl. (writing pads, head bands, coin purses, etc.) It was raining and crap all weekend.

Thurs: 1667

Fri: 1361

Sat: 1902

Sun: 1613

Mon: 1659

Still eating more calories than I have been. I will hopefully be better when DH gets back to work. The YA has been over a lot and even brough his girl friend over to eat with us. She is ok, can't really say for sure yet.

DH is hope today and started the porch rail project and I am so proud of him for attempting this.

I mowed last night.

I'm just not that into my plans as I need to be - I'm hoping this mindset will change, still waiting.

Work is crap this week - deadlines, stupid people - don't mix.

new projects tossed on the pile...stressing me out.

have a great night! IP

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

Horn_of_plenty on 05/10/2017:
hi IP! you are eating really well! I am looking at your overall calories. so even though you say you are eating more than you have been...it doesn't look that way to me - your calories are totally good, all days!

wow, if YA brings his gf to you for a meal - it means he likes you guys and also that you know how to cook! both things! cheers to that!

work is always WORK!

also...you write how you are "just not into things and hoping the mindset will change"....it's you to decide if you want to change or not :) sometimes if you have too many goals or too lofty goals it all becomes too much and we prefer to do nothing instead....you have to decide if your goals are overboard or attainable :) then you will follow through easier.

i'm reading books now on success and habits. really good books.

Horn_of_plenty on 05/11/2017:
i just don't understand why some people can be so hurtful and/or evil. at work there's this woman in particular who just is out to get people. why oh why. never in my life, except 1 time when i was 6yrs old and a little girl and stupidly bullied someone shyer than me, aside from that, never have i ever wanted to be hurtful to others.

i wonder what's with my boss and what on earth is going on in people's minds. how they can specifically choose to be such scum.

jayhawkjen on 05/11/2017:
I'm glad you're hanging in there!

innerpeace - Thursday May 04, 2017

Weight: 306.0

I got home and DH grilled pork chops, salad and boiled some potatoes. I finished the day with 1245 calories. I can tell my eating has changed - DH and I would have eaten 2 pork chops a piece, tonight we just had one. The YA ate two when he got home from work. I walked Steve and the YA walked his dog and we watched the CLE sports and then he went back to his grand mothers. I kinda figure he will be back more. He made the bed before he left - this...this small thing made me happy. Now if I can just get him to tone down the cursin, we would be just fine.

Tonight we have the girl, no real plans.

B: toast, (with JIF salted carmel hazel nut spread) - do NOT eat this! OMG it is so delcious but way too many calories (230 for 2 tablespoons), iced tea

L: flat bread, grilled chicken, baby bell cheese, clementines

S: blanced breaks

D: baked chicken, green beans and stuffing (dressing) whatever you call it.

work was slow - boss is out of town

It is to be wet and cold over the weekend - I even heard the S word from a forecaster - what in May? are you kidding me?

Have a great night! IP

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

Donkey on 05/06/2017:
I usually save Nutella for my "relax" day. It's sooo good.

jabockov on 05/06/2017:
Darn you Jif, for coming up with Salted Caramel Hazelnut Spread! Ya got me where I live! (Used to live...) Note to self: "NEVER HAVE THIS IN THE HOUSE!"

Horn_of_plenty on 05/06/2017:
that's great he made the bed....did you tell him how happy it made you? i'm glad you are doing well...that you continue to eat well.

wow snow. i hope not!

happy-1 on 05/14/2017:
wow on the cooking! that's a big change!

innerpeace - Wednesday May 03, 2017

Weight: 306.0

DH made teriaki chicken and caulifower tots for dinner. Finished the day with 1443. The girl and I went and picked up ceiling fans, but one of them was missing screws so DH and the YA exchanged it.

It was a full house, it is something new to get used to having both of the kids at the house at the same time, hopefully this will become easier. Not only the kids but a large dog as well.

Was up this morning for zumba - very happy that I got up.

B: two egg whites, yogurt, iced vanilla latte

S: apple

L: chicken breast, cottage cheese, clementines

S: blanced breaks

D: I have no clue

DH sent me a picture of the ceiling fans after installaion, they look nice. Now one more project for DH...porch rails.

No real plans tonight, but to relax.

have a great night!

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

mylilsista on 05/03/2017:
The "I have no clue" sounds Yummy! I think I will have that tonight for dinner (lol)!

Love reading the list of foods posted by DD subscribers. I get great ideas from them. I found the recipe for cauliflower tots on a website called skinnytaste.com

I haven't tried that particular recipe yet but I have tried many other recipes listed on that website. They were delicious & all of the nutritional information is listed for each recipe.

Anyway, keep up the good work!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 05/03/2017:
I commented on your below entry also!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 05/03/2017:
Cauliflower tots sound delicious omg yes! yum! I need to once again start roasting more veg for myself! they are so healthy! Today we had a work lunch and there was TONS of roasted veg...i a little extra and have some for tomorrow's lunch now too ;-) we got lucky - the one who did the ordering ordered really good food! Salad and roasted veg.

Good that DH is using his time off to do some home upgrades. i like this.

innerpeace on 05/04/2017:
I like this too! LOL

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