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innerpeace - Tuesday Oct 29, 2019

Weight: 328.9

Had a lazy weekend. I didn't leave the house and only did minimal chores on Sunday.

I have signed up to take a 21 plant-based challenge that starts on 11/4/19. I will be weaning myself off of the dairy now. I received a cook book and there is a Facebook group and I'm looking forward to this.

Last night I didn't cook and had a PB &J. I didn't cook because DH said he didn't want to eat anything last night when he got home from work. He has an interview at 11:00 today for a government contractor 2 miles down the road from our house. I pray he is articulate with his words and experience today. I would love him working five minutes away vs. 45 minutes away. He has interviewed before I just hope they like/appreciate him better at this interview. He said eating late at night, makes him groggy and he wanted to be crystal clear during the interview.

The girl has band events tomorrow and Thursday and we will see her again Friday.

looking for a root vegetable and curry dish for tonight.

Just trudging along here.

Have a great day!


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

legcramps on 10/29/2019:
Good luck to DH today!

We will be doing the vegan thing at the same time :) I'll have to look for a group on Facebook or Instagram as well, for food ideas!

innerpeace on 10/29/2019:
It is through US Davis - Integrative Medicine. If you sign up they send you a 141 page cook book. There are lots of great recipes. I have been doing no meat for the last two months, it is the dairy and no oil, I will have problems with.

innerpeace on 10/29/2019:
The is UC Davis

innerpeace on 10/29/2019:

BearCountryGG on 10/29/2019:
Hope all went well with the interview....that would be a welcome change with winter coming on I'm sure.

Donkey on 10/30/2019:
Hope the interview went well! I agree, that would be wonderful for the winter months. Well, any time of the year, actually.

I love that you are posting about your vegetarian lifestyle.

innerpeace - Friday Oct 25, 2019

Weight: 328.9

The last few days have SUCKED!!

Someone, somewhere thinks its OK to use my debit card...OMG the nerve of some people - my checking account has the grand total of negative $1,859.62 and seriously....my mortgage is due in five days. Filing a claim this lady wants to tell me a credit will be issued in 5-7 business days. Uh, NO MA'AM this needs to be put back as quickly as whomever took it!! So now it is down to 12-24 hours, I can maybe handle this. Yes, I still have the card in my possession and NO, no one was authorized to use my card and/or account in Miami Springs, FL! WTF!! I don't need this crap.

And then I get on the scale and this is the moment when I just know I lost weight because my clothes fit better and I feel better and the Mother Trucker shows a gain!! Seriously? again WTF??? Sometimes, I'm like why keep trying?


B: frittata; iced vanilla latte

S: sweet and salty bar

L: left over sweet potato/apple/onion and gruyere cheese flat bread pizza (tossed out a banana and a little zip lock bag of gold fish because they smelled like the nasty banana)

D: cauliflower risotto and green beans

I left work and picked up the girl. DH cooked her some ritz/cheddar chicken with some sourcream cream of chicken soup sauce - which is delicious - but I had my cauliflower risotto.


Received text from Chase about the fraudulent credit card purchases about 3:45 a.m. so that kinda ruined the fact that it is Friday.

B: frosted mini wheat; iced vanilla latte

S: sweet and salty bar

L: left over cauliflower risotto, canilllini bean/avocodo with tomator and spinich on flat bread


No real plans for the weekend - think it will just be rest and relax kinda rainy/gloomy weekend.

Have a great one! IP


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

BearCountryGG on 10/25/2019:
OMG...been there and it horrific!!! Thieves and traders....nothing is safe anymore....all we can do is do our best to avoid them and that is so difficult. I also deal with Chase...and they have been good about making it right....hopefully it all works out for you...

legcramps on 10/25/2019:
Oh no...i'm so sorry...

grannyannie on 10/25/2019:
Oh no!! How awful!

happy-1 on 10/25/2019:
Call your mortgage company immediately. Let them know.

Donkey on 10/26/2019:
We've been victims of account hacking a few times. It is NO fun to have to straighten out the mess that someone else has made out of your financial life.

I'm sorry about your weigh-in. I would encourage you to stick to the vegetarian lifestyle, though. The fact that your clothes are fitting better is a sign that the scale will soon follow.


happy-1 on 10/26/2019:
Also, if you are skinnier you will temporarily be heavier. It’s water in the empty, burned fat cells before they are discarded. I think.

innerpeace - Tuesday Oct 22, 2019

Weight: 328.9

I got to work early yesterday at 7:15 so I left earlier. I get home and watch something on TV and then I started cooking dinner. I completely forgot about my dental appointment. I felt bad when the receptionist called and was like...hey where are you. Rescheduled until next Monday, I will try not to forget this.

I made a mushroom roulade. It had a little bacon, onion, baby bell, crimini and shiitake mushrooms with fresh garlic and parsley and parmesean all rolled up in a pizza crust. This was delicious. The bacon was very little and just to taste.

I cleaned the kitchen and watched TV.

B; frittata, iced vanilla latte

S: sweet and salty bar

L: left over roulade, banana

S: balanced breaks

D: tonight I will make something. I have a few recipes. DH put rot roast on for the girl.

I slammed into a door knob at work today, can't wait for all the pretty colors of the bruise tomorrow on my forearm. There is already a ping pong size knot on my arm.

Have a great night! IP

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

Donkey on 10/23/2019:
Sounds like a good day, except for the bruising! Yikes!

legcramps on 10/23/2019:
Ouch! You sound like me; I am forever finding bruises on my body from running into things...

BearCountryGG on 10/23/2019:
It sounds like you have found what speaks to you!!! Great feeling eh?

innerpeace - Monday Oct 21, 2019

Weight: 328.9

I had an OK weekend. We didn't go to the spooky pooch because the girl's feet hurt from Marching Band. DH took her to her grand mother's house for a few hours. We went grocery shopping.

So had a little blow out this weekend, got p!ssy with DH. I told him from the start of our meatless eating, he could eat meat anytime he wanted, however, I choose not to. I also still feed the girl meat, so it is no big deal.

However, I was doing bills and ask him how much he owed on his credit card. He told me an amount like $500 and something. I'm like how, we just paid $500 on your card. He says no we didn't. So I pull up the bank register and show him. He says oh you're right. I bought this - bathroom stuff and I took Art (his friend) out to dinner. I said cool, where'd you go. He says Moosehead (it's a bar and grill) I asked what'd you eat, he says Ribs. Ok cool, so you couldn't tell me, you felt you had to try and hide it with the credit card I have no access to. He says no and then he says why are you mad about me eating steak. I said steak, I thought you had ribs? you had steak too? Then he says, we (the girl and him) had steak on Sunday. Ok, but again, why do you feel you have to hide it? You start hiding stuff and lying, I have trust issues. Anyway, it started a big confrontation. And he says, you would have gotten mad. How can he tell me how I will react? I tell him, sir you are wrong. I told you at the beginning you could eat meat, I just choose not too. The week I was home, everyone ate meat, and never once did I get mad, I don't know why you are the exception. Anyway, he lied about it and tried to hide it...and had the girl in on it...THAT'S why I got mad, not because he ate the meat. I'm not that die hard.

We went to the VebBash and that I didn't care about because of the DIE HARDness of it...Don't eat meat, animals have feelings too. Don't harm animals. I'm pretty certain God made the animals for food ergo I have no problem with people eating meat and I'm not going to cram something I'm doing down their throat, the way this seemed to be doing. The girl had an attitude, because she only wants to do things she wants to do and nothing else, so I'm kinda grumpy towards her too.

Anyway - Friday, I had left over bean burrito.

Saturday we got sushi from Sam's club which turned out to be really go - one was vegetable sushi with carrots, cucumber, cream cheese and avacado, the other was something with shrip, it was all very good. Sunday, I had a bagel with apple carmel cream cheese and for dinner I made egg foo young with the brocoli slaw, it was very good.

Today, I have the dental appointment to get my permanent crown put on...part2, hopefully this is actually mine and no someone elses.

Tomorrow has got to be a better day! Have a great night! IP

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

innerpeace - Friday Oct 18, 2019

Weight: 328.9

Picked up the girl and stopped at Wendy's. I ate a parmesean salad which was delicious. We then drove to the train station and road the train to downtown CLE. The concert was good and we had great seats. CMT filmed a segment live for the Artist of the Year award show, it was exciting...didn't get on TV though. And we had to leave about 10:15 becayse the girl needed to sleep because she had to go to school the next day.

When I got home I cooked DH a garlic, spinach, alfredo frozen pizza and talked to him a bit = and then I turned on the TV and the CMT award show was on, so I watched that portion I just saw live again.


B: toast

L: left over garlic, spinach pizza

D: beef and bean burrito with rice and meatless chili, avocado and sour cream, gold fish

I'm so glad it is Friday. This week has seem to go on forever...I guess because of traveling.

B: frittata, iced tea

S: gold fish, nature valley granola bar

L: left over bean burrito

D: haven't decided yet, but will be something light and easy

The girl wlll be marching. DH will be home early, but hasn't said if he wanted to go to the game or not, even though we will have to pick her up after.

Tomorrow we have a Pooky Pooch event and then Sunday after the NOYO rehersal we are going to a VegBash at the fair grounds to see what kind of food/meals/ideas for all the eating of the vegetables.

I will get laundry down sometime in there, as well as watching football.

Have a great weekend! IP

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

grannyannie on 10/18/2019:
Sounds like a nice evening.

Horn_of_plenty on 10/19/2019:
InnerP - you have a gov't / civil service job now right?

I was thinking about those types of jobs.

Donkey on 10/20/2019:
I'm so impressed with your vegetarian streak!

innerpeace - Wednesday Oct 16, 2019

Weight: 328.9

I made it back from my trip yesterday  about noon, but had to go to work, so I was pooped after getting up at 3:30 to have my rental car turned in by 5:00 and my flight left at 6:30...and don't get me started on airport security.

Don't get me wrong, I understand it..i do. I had a pair of cotton yoga pants on and somehwere the x-ray machine gave a warning area...seriously...i was"patted down" more intimately than my husband gets...seriously this lady had her hands as far up my hooha as she could get without me taking my underware and pants off....seriously now...sometimes I can hardly walk and trust when I say there is NO way I would be able to harm anyone and get safety far enough away without being caught. I'll just leave this here. BIOTCH!! I almost got an attitude but didn't want to be apprehended and delayed so I complied...all hot and sweaty.

I asked for a seatbelt extension, though I didn't need it, I was more comfortable with it. And I didn't die of embarssament.

I had an ok trip...found out some stuff I didn't want to know and met grand nieces I hadn't met before.

My mom didn't understand about my no meat, but on the second day she was helping and I did very good with this while I was gone. Actually even lost a few pounds...about 12 pounds for the four weeks since meat free.

Tonight I have tickets to see Carrie Underwood and I am taking the girl with me, DH has to work. After tomorrow I am going to start with the activity and hopefully this will assist with the no meat and I will lose and get more healthy.

B: fritatas, iced vanilla latte (with soy milk)

L: grilled cheese, banana

S: small PB&J snack package

D: TBD - but will probably be a salad...out with the girl

Oh and my dogs were excited that I was back and I missed them too.

Have a great evening. More tomorrow.


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

innerpeace on 10/16/2019:
Wednesday: Dinner with friends at Cheddars - side salad, broccoli, carrots, green beans and mashed potatoes.

Thursday: B: malt-o-meal no lunch D: vegetarian pizza - 2 pieces and garlic bread

Friday: scrambled eggs and toast no lunch, D: cheese enchiladas, refried beans, chips, salsa and guacamale cup of choc/vanilla ice cream

Saturday: donuts, lunch grilled cheese and later snacks, boiled egg, celery with cream cheese and peanut butter, avocado

Sunday: left over donuts dinner: Impossible burger

Monday: cottage cheese, pinto beans, mashed potatoes, green beans and side salad

Tuesday: sweet and salty bar, fruit bar, while traveling when I got home - cashews and grilled cheese

very good vacation eating!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 10/16/2019:
LOL LOL LOL!!! you have me laughing really hard even though i am sure you were NOT laughing during the airport pat down! glad you are home safe and sound!

and you are already having awesome plans, go you!

legcramps on 10/17/2019:
It's nice to be home! Especially after the experience you had at the airport 80 yikes.

innerpeace - Monday Oct 07, 2019

Weight: 334.6

Friday I get home and I make a mushroom, onion, garlic, arugula pizza. I didn't have a pizza dough, so used croissant rolls again. It was fantastic. I waited around for the girl to call. She finally called about 9:30 to say the 4th quarter had started. DH was home so we go and pick her up from the Marching Band performance.

Saturday we were up and DH told the girl she could visit her grandmother. He worked for four hours and then took the girl to the gma's house. I was thinking she would stay a few hours, but it was after 8:00 o'clock PM and DH just went to get her. I made a comment that she should visit her grand mother when she's at home, since her dad only sees her every other weekend, did she think that was fair. I only said this because she called on Sunday night asking DH to bring her a T-shirt she could wear to school on Monday. He said I'm comfortable and you have other shirts to wear, and she replies, yes, but you love me. So DH drives the 25 miles over there to take her a shirt...because he loves her, no because he wants her to be happy. And then on Sunday she has to get her eyebrows done (she has them threaded) and DH takers her there and to the orchestra rehearsal. She was feel sad because I made the comment about not being fair.  I'm like you shouldn't feel sad, unless there is some truth in it. Why can't you visit your grandma on the weekends you are not here, she said because her mom wouldn't let her go. What kind of person is this???? I get so aggravated.

Saturday we had a sweet baked potato, gold fish and fried cabbage (taht was cooked using bacon). This was good. DH did bring me a shake from Biggby when he dropped the girl off.

Sunday we had bean and cheese burritos with tamotoes and three been chili. We also snacked on onion rings and bread sticks before watching football.

It was an ok day.

I'm getting anxious about my trip - will fly on Wednesday to see my mother in Oklahoma.

Have a great evening! IP

Progress as of today: 3.3 lbs lost so far, only 124.6 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 10/07/2019:
that's a really great idea to use the croissant rolls...these are the ones in the can, uncooked right?

well, don't let her mom bother you too much because girlie's mom - you cannot have control over her behavior :)....so, at least you have done the best you can :) thankfully.

you sound good.

your cooking / takeout / menu is always nice to read about! great to see you enjoying the football season :) woohoo!

grannyannie on 10/08/2019:
Enjoy your trip to Oklahoma!

We used to have pizza once week that hubby made on our pizza maker. But then he was diagnosed as celiacs, so can't have the dough.

Donkey on 10/08/2019:
I hope you have a good trip tomorrow - exciting to travel!

innerpeace - Friday Oct 04, 2019

Weight: 334.6

I left work early and went home and slept. I slept from 2:00 to 4:45. I was very tired.

When I work up I heated the quinoa crunch burgers and ate one with alvocado and a pretzel bun. It was ok.

Later I got hungry again and ate a bowl of raisen bran.

I kept falling asleep in the chair.

I cleaned the kichen, packed up lunch and went to bed

I don't remember DH getting home, I just remember the dog jumping on my head trying to get over to Dh on the bed.

B: toast, nutella

L: quinoa burger, apple

S: nutri grain bar

D: TBD but I'm thinking flatbread pizza with mushroom, onions and arugala.

I have to get the girl from her band performance at a game. I told her I didn't want to go by myself, so i will pick her up after.

No real plans this weekend. The girl wants her eyebrowns done and she has NOYO rehearsal on Sunday.

Have a great weekend. IP

 i am doing some creative flash fiction writing this month, so I have been keeping busy. It is a writing project a friend on facebook does each year. Each day in October she posts a picture of something and then everyone submits it for critique.

Progress as of today: 3.3 lbs lost so far, only 124.6 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 10/04/2019:
Quinoa burger sounds interesting.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 10/04/2019:
your quinoa burgers you are eating sound tasty as does the pretzel bun!

i hope you feel a little better now after some rest :)

lately, i can sleep for days also!

Donkey on 10/05/2019:
Ah yes, the flash writing! I was trying to remember who here on DD does that -it's you!

innerpeace - Thursday Oct 03, 2019

Weight: 334.6

I picked up the girl, she was not in a happy mood, teen drama.

She is not into the meatless diet so she had chicken fingers, mash potatoes and green beans

I made the eggplant parmigiana (it was frozen eggplant - i added the marinara and mozzerella)  mashed potatoes and green beens. It was ok, I think some of the eggplant was a little freezer burnt, but it tasted OK. I had an eggplant, but the bottom of it turned nasty, it may have been dropped.

I helped her with school stuff until she had to leave.

Slept well, didn't hear DH come home and I don't remember the dogs barking...at all.

B: toast with a dab of nutella, iced tea

S: nutrigrain fruit bar

L: left over eggplant parmigiana

D: TBD - could be grilled greese - not in the mood to cook

Messing with the girl I forgot to take a picture of the eggplant, but it was nice looking.

Have a great evening! IP

Progress as of today: 3.3 lbs lost so far, only 124.6 lbs to go!

BearCountryGG on 10/03/2019:
I havent cooked with eggplant enough...when I did...it seemed kind of tasteless...I ned to try that again.

innerpeace on 10/04/2019:
I don't like the texture of it.

grannyannie on 10/03/2019:
Husband cooks with aubergines (eggplant) often in curries. They need to soak up the sauces to get some flavour.

Donkey on 10/04/2019:

legcramps on 10/04/2019:
I don't think i've EVER tried to cook with eggplant...

Horn_Of_Plenty on 10/04/2019:
i also am an eggplant lover.

i don't understand HOW people don't like it!!!!!!!!

innerpeace - Wednesday Oct 02, 2019

Weight: 334.6

I meant to...

Last night I had three butternut squash sitting on my counter begging me to cook them. I had a recipe to use...but that was for naught.

I baked them, as I cut them open to get the seeds out I thought they smelled of watermelon. They were in the oven for over an hour.

They cooled and I scooped out all the goodness. I still had no clue want to do with it, I was going to make a butternut squash alfredo, but I didn't want the pasta. So instead I acted like it was a pumpkin and added eggs and alittle bit of cheese and salt and pepper. I didn't have a pie crust so I used croissant dough. This is a butternut squash pie with cheddar cheese....

And it was quite smooth and creamy and just delicious...and I should patent this. (all my pictures from the stove always look orange, but this is ORANGE!)

I ate this about 7:45 it took a little long to prepare and bake.

I got into watch TV....NCIS, This is Us....all too much feels

Still get into bed almost midnight....

B: fritatta, iced tea

L: left over butternut squash pie

S: nature valley sweet salty cashew bar

D: TBD thinking about cooking the egg plant....but I have to get the girl so this depends on time

More sleep is my goal


have a great night! IP




Progress as of today: 3.3 lbs lost so far, only 124.6 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 10/02/2019:
Looks yummy!

BearCountryGG on 10/02/2019:
Very creative...and it looks really good!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 10/03/2019:
i think you'd do well with a restaurant, LOL...not a joke ;)

legcramps on 10/03/2019:
Wow, how creative of you! And it looks delicious too.

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