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innerpeace - Friday Sep 30, 2016

Weight: 311.9

I have never been so happy for Friday afternoon to get here. I have completely messed up some property stuff at work and I have had to do it over three times. I am sick of it! No one in my office can help me, they don't know how to do it, so it is all learned by trial and error, well more error than anything. So, so frusterating.

B: toast, iced vanilla latte

S: protein bar

L: peanut butter and crackers, cheezits

D: I have no idea

Class tomorrow and a few book sales and then I get to watch football! That is my most favorite thing ever.


Have a great weekend!

Progress as of today: 9.7 lbs lost so far, only 101.9 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 10/01/2016:
Have a good weekend!

Horn_of_plenty on 10/04/2016:
Hola InnerP! Sorry i haven't been around much. Took a little break from here since i guess i got into a habit of leaving comments both before work and during work LOL and i haven't been to work since Friday. Back at it tomorrow :)

We all make mistakes. How you get out of it...and try not to let it totally ruin this new week for you...is the important thing. life is full of mistakes. hopefully this makes you aware for the next time. You are a beautiful person :)

innerpeace - Thursday Sep 29, 2016

Weight: 311.9

Note to self: Do not schedule library events for the girl on Y days.

Picked up DH and then the girl. Then they dropped me off a the Y and went to the library activity (Awesome Autumn) I had scheduled for them. I started with the ellypitcal (we were told to warm up about 15-20 minutes prior to class). Before class the instructor told us one of the girls would not be there because she had quit. I had mentioned that I thought about quitting too because I felt I was not at there fitness level and my back issues. The instructor told me not to quit that she would help me and that I should have told her about my back issues. The other girls standing there also told me not to worry about what they do and to just do what I could. This was very helpful and made the class better. We did some weight exercises and some cardio. (This is more than I have done in a long, long time) But still I just couldn't NOT feel disappointed - it is hard to think about what I could do versus what I can't do now. I will stay in the class and do my best. - The goal of the class this week was to ditch the diet soda and sugary drinks for clear liquids...yeah didn't even start the day off right with my iced vanilla latte - a dear, sweet habit!

DH and the girl came back to get me at 7:15 and we still hadn't ate dinner. So we stop at Subway and get the $3.50 subs - Wednesday is Turkey Breast day. We got home with enough time for the girl to eat and shower and then she was gone. We will get her again on Friday night.

B: toast, iced vanilla latte

S: protein break fast bar

L: 1/2 turkey sub, cheezits

D: something with chicken

Next class is Saturday  morning - I will have the girl.

Have a great evening! IP

Progress as of today: 9.7 lbs lost so far, only 101.9 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 09/29/2016:
You do not have to make all the changes at once. Take the instructor’s advice with a grain of salt in terms of what you should vs. shouldn’t do in your habits and lifestyle. Change doesn’t happen in one day. Instead of your latte, you can have a regular coffee or have a latte but make it with skim milk. Or have a coffee make with regular milk (just less milk). Try for small changes. I do not agree that all diet things need to be ditched. I do like my diet drinks. Having diet tonic today. Zero calories & a really nice change of pace on the flavor. I think I will now drink it sometimes! Can’t believe it took me till 34yrs old to really delve into tonic water. Sometimes you just need a change, ya know!? It’s diet…so I’m doing it more for the fun flavor.

Don’t ditch your latte, just make better choices. If you are used to drinking it, start to try drinking something better. You can sweeten it with equal. Don’t eat less, eat better.

Those $3.50 subs are awesome right!? It’s not a lot of veggies…but you can ask for extra.

Also, what grade is the little girl in this year at school? 7th? Is she doing better this year than last year? Is she healthy again?? Lice free? There was an article online recently about lice becoming harder to kill.

innerpeace on 09/30/2016:
I will try, I was drinking it once or twice a week, as we don't have it around here. My mom has sent me some twice from Oklahoma. I don't drink coffee. I'm a tea or diet dr. pepper person.

The girl is in 6th grade, she is healthy now. She still has lice. i can treat it every time she comes to my house, but if her mother does nothing, than I am wasting my time. She comes over and tells me stories that her mom did this and her mom did that. I asked if her mom did her hair, she says no. i told her I didn't want to know what her mother was or was NOT doing. Everyday we pick her up, I ask how her head is, does it itch, she says NO. Last weekend when we were at Kalahari I was looking through her hair and she has nits...well if there are nits there are lice. I'm sick of doing her hair and wasting my time, if her mother refuses to do anything. This is not my child! My DH is going to have to take it up with her piece of sh1t mother or with a lawyer, it just stresses me out so much.

happy-1 on 09/29/2016:
Hugs! Good job on getting out there and getting active. I love how dedicated, focused and relentless you are.

innerpeace on 09/30/2016:
Thank you!

hollybelle on 09/30/2016:
I am glad you talked to the instructor, it sounds like she was helpful, at least. Remember, everyone in that class started somewhere. Hang in I'll bet it will get better. I had been fighting disappointment and disgust with myself because 3 years ago I could ride my bike 40+ miles and walk miles and miles and never bat an eye. But 3 years of practically no activity took it's toll. Not only did I gain weight, I lost a lot of physical ability. But it's been one month now and I have been surprised how much is beginning come back to me. I am starting to concentrate on what I can do and just keep doing what I can. Yay for us!

innerpeace on 09/30/2016:
Thanks! that is so helpful.

innerpeace - Wednesday Sep 28, 2016

Weight: 311.9

Tuesday I decided not to long on and post - just because.

B: maple, brown sugar mini wheats, milk, iced tea

L: 1/2 roast beef sandiwich, provolone cheese, banana, cheezits

S: motts fruit gummies

D: hamburger (no cheese), ore ida French Fries

Raining a little, didn't even walk the dog.

Wow.I am lazy - that is all.


Tonight is the second night of my class. I was telling DH this morning on the way to work that I think it is too advanced for me. The flyer said it was for people of all levels of fitness, but I'm feeling the others in the class make it all about them and so the trainer, of course, caters to their level. I will go and do my best, this is all I can do. But now I feel i am stressing about it = not fun.

I registered for an Awesome Autumn event at the library. DH is dropping me off at the Y and he is oging to get the girl and they are going to go to the library even, I will stay and try to do the class.

Work is crap, it is the end of the fiscal year and all my accounting codes are changing and this is hassle. I have been sleeping better so that is a plus. Food is meh.

B: blue berry bagel with cream cheese, iced vanilla latte

L: roast beef sandwhich, provolone cheese, cheezits, banana

D: 1/2 subway sandwich

And today is my fur baby's 3rd birthday...love him so much!

Progress as of today: 9.7 lbs lost so far, only 101.9 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 09/28/2016:
if the class doesn't suit you, get your money back or do something else. it's not worth stressing over. don't do something you don't enjoy.

hollybelle on 09/28/2016:
Sorry you aren't enjoying the class. Good instructors teach to the middle and show modifications for all levels - easier modifications and harder modifications, in other words. I taught aerobics for 14 years and that is how I always did it.

hollybelle on 10/01/2016:
Oh and cute furbaby, by the way!!

innerpeace - Monday Sep 26, 2016

Weight: 311.9

Friday - we did have the turkey burger, it was quite good.

Saturday DH was up to go to work, my second class was rescheduled so I sat around the house. I tried to get motivated but could not. I waited until DH got home about 2:30 because I didn't know if he would want to go to the festival or not. He did. We drove about 1 1/2 hours south to go to the mum fesitval, it was very pretty and a beautiful day. The great mums and also i was impressed with melon fruit art.

B: toast, peanut butter, iced vanilla latte

L: no lunch

D: baked penne with chicken and mushrooms, salad, 1/2 piece of pumpkin cheese cake

Sunday I was up early to start laundry. We were going to go east to a Grape Jamboree and DH made arrangements to get the girl to take with us. This wasn't our weekend but he traded time today for time next Sunday, we will see how this works out in the end. They were cordial which is a big plus.

B: blue berry bagle, cream cheese, iced vanilla latte

L: 1/3 gyro, a few fried vegetables (zucchini, cauliflower & broccoli)

D: sandwich from the deli, turkey and cheese and somehow black olives found there way onto my sandwich I had to pick them off...I despise blace olives.

The girl left about 4:30 and DH went shopping while I finished the laundry. We had a very busy and fun weekend. Got in lots of steps.

Here is a picture from the Grape Jamboree.

Very happy that my back acted right while we were out and about, today though it is very tight. I can't say if its from all the walking or from the rainy weather we are having this morning. Cold, dampness is not a good thing. Hello Fall.

B: blue berry bagle with cream cheese, iced vanilla latte

S: break protein bar

L: 1/2 roast beef sandwich, cheezits, banana, string cheese

D: DH put a pot roast in the crock pot to make French Dip sandwiches for dinner

Have a great night. IP

Progress as of today: 9.7 lbs lost so far, only 101.9 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 09/26/2016:
Great photos!

hollybelle on 09/27/2016:
LOVE LOVE LOVE the fruit/vegetable art! Mums are good, too! Have a good one, IP!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 09/27/2016:
Really loved these photos! Everyone is photogenic, looking great & happy.

Very impressed by what these folks carve out of fruit! wow. such talent! i could never dream of being this creative! What an art. What a eye they have & mind for making such beauty.

innerpeace - Friday Sep 23, 2016

Weight: 311.9

Picked up DH and the girl, didn't make it home for dinner. Instead we stopped at BBW. The first time we have been there. i had two soft tacos with chicken, it was pretty good. Got home and helped the girl with her homework and then DH took her home because the mom asked him if he would.  He said he would if we could pick her up on Sunday to go to the Grape Jamboree in Geneva Ohio. It is about 1.5 hour drive away.

While he took her home, I tried to walk again, OMG, I can't believe how much my back is hurting. i took a Tylenol before bed and that helped alot.

B: bagel with cream cheese, iced vanilla latte

L: peanut butter sandwich, cheezits, banana

S: gummy fruit

D: turkey burgers

DH said he was working until noon on Saturday and then we are supposed to go to Barberton, Ohio to look at a Mum festival. I like flowers. We have a full weekend.

Have a great night.

Progress as of today: 9.7 lbs lost so far, only 101.9 lbs to go!

Donkey on 09/24/2016:
I'm sorry you are struggling with back pain. Listen to your body and don't try to do too much.

Horn_of_plenty on 09/25/2016:
I agree with Donkey...try to rest your back a bit. try not too overdo. Also, maybe you can get a heating pad?

I love peanut butter too...omg.

Turkey burgers are healthy. you can even have it out of the bun on tons of veggies, and eat the bun just toasted as a side :) i like that. or eat it normally, with a lot of cooked & seasoned veggies! healthy.

innerpeace - Thursday Sep 22, 2016

Weight: 311.9

Went to my YMCA class last night, I think I will like it. I know I found out that I am very much out of shape. Our instructor gave us an assessment - 1 mile walk, plank, pushups, flexibility (extention test)...my walk sucked...I need to do this in the morning when my back feels fresh and doesn't hurt as much. I think i walked a mile in 15:48 - OMG I was running two miles in this time when I was in the military. I felt so disappointed - I feel so disappointed. I will walk more. Not too concerned that I did not hold up the plank very long, as I am fat and fat is heavy, but I did my best and this is a starting point. There are five other women who may or maynot be helpful. 

D: roast pork loin, green beans and a cous cous mixture with vegetables

Next class is next Wednesday - Saturday class was already rescheduled do to a conflict of something or other.

B: maple, brown sugar frost mini wheats, iced tea, 2% milk

S: protein bar (mixed fruit, almonds)

L: 1/2 roast beef sandwich, provolone cheese, cheezits, 1/2 banana (the other half was too bruised)

S: string cheese

D: spaghetti with turkey

I will walk a mile tonight, doubt I will take the dog (DH or the girl can take him) I will make a good mile...if it kills me!

Work was OK today, kinda busy with stuff I don't like to do. New fiscal year is coming and things need to be rotated around and stuff.

Have a great evning!

Has anyone noticed the quirky little messages at the bottom of the goole search box? I see them out of the bottom of my eye but when I go back to look they are gone.

Progress as of today: 9.7 lbs lost so far, only 101.9 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 09/22/2016:
Sounds like a good day.

hollybelle on 09/23/2016:
I think 15-16 minute mile is OK. Fitness sites say that moderate speeds for walking are 17-20 minutes. Don't be so hard o yourself. Try to look forward and not backward - I can't do things I did 4-5 years ago, but I can do what I can today. I can't let the fact that can't do what I did back then stop me from what I can do today. Keep it up, IP!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 09/23/2016:
Little by little you will get stronger & fitter again. Do what you can for you & don't compare yourself to others. :)

Also, you were in the military!? so cool! I really support out guys (and gals) out there for the hard work and training they do.

innerpeace - Wednesday Sep 21, 2016

Weight: 311.9

I think I am so unsocial. Monday I was told that our sister office in Pittsburgh was coming over and their administrative assistant was coming as well, so I could show her how I do things and we could talk and compare notes and stuff. Well, I don't want to do this. She can do her thing and I'll do mine. We talk once a month on the stupid ASA call. Anyway my DH gave me $20 in case she did come and we would have to go out to lunch. Well about 9:30 I was told she wasn't coming - I was elated.

I was so happy, we celebrated! I think we just have any excuse to celebrate, but we ended up eating at Cracker Barrel. I had chopped steak, baked sweet potato and brocolli. It was a nice relaxing evening, even if the girl was there.

B: brown sugar, maple mini shredded wheat cereal, iced tea

S: breakfast protein bar

L: 1/2 roast beef sandwich, cheezits

Tonight I have my class, really looking forward to it.

Dinner is something with pork loin, DH is cooking and mowing the yard while I'm at my class.

Have a great night!

Progress as of today: 9.7 lbs lost so far, only 101.9 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 09/21/2016:
What class are you taking???

Is it a cooking class!?

I also can be very antisocial. I don't even enjoy having lunch with coworkers this week and have tried and gotten out of it (even though the two are my friends) because i've been so busy outside of work too...all i want is to be alone.

innerpeace on 09/22/2016:
It is a fitness class.

happy-1 on 09/21/2016:
There is no joy like the joy of cancelled plans!

hollybelle on 09/22/2016:
Glad things went your way.

innerpeace - Tuesday Sep 20, 2016

Weight: 311.9

Crazy weekend at the waterpark! Lots of fun and I almost drowned in the wave pool. Whatever you do, do not fall down because when the waves are rolling it is almost impossible to get back up again. If it was for DH I would have drowned for sure. Bummer my team lost! Sad that I took time out of my fun to get upset! Next time I will stay with the fun.

Safety announcement: DO NOT use nair on your arm pits...OMG I was in pain for almost three days.

Looking forward to the start of my class at the YMCA tomorrow.

B: Brown sugar, maple mini shredded wheat, iced tea

L: 1/2 roast beef sandwich, bag of chips, banana

S: balanced breaks


Progress as of today: 9.7 lbs lost so far, only 101.9 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 09/20/2016:
Oh nice! Perfect trip for an end of summer! I am glad you survived the wave pool lady! haha

Sorry about your nair accident. I burned my arms last Spring right before my sister's wedding when i scrubbed too hard with the Veet (similar to Nair) brush! I went to the dermatologist and luckily was able to fix the problem (just days before her wedding!). lol....

Isn't it a "pain to be beautiful!?"

grannyannie on 09/20/2016:
Glad your hubby rescued you!

hollybelle on 09/21/2016:
Those wave pools are treacherous! Had to laugh a bit at the Nair thing - only because that is something I would do! I remember I tried home waxing kit for my legs years ago - I wound up with horrible burns and skin removed on my shins! Never again!

happy-1 on 09/21/2016:
Ow! Feel better!

innerpeace - Thursday Sep 15, 2016

Weight: 311.9

Picked up the girl and decided to go to the local diner to eat. I had scrambled eggs and bacon. I am a breakfast for dinner, when I don't have to cook it type person. We got home and the girl took her shower and then packed her stuff for the water park.

I wanted to wait as long as possible to start packing, because Steve knows something is up and he gets all depressed and clingy, like please don't leave me. But we leave him with the trainer and she is fantastic with him. We will just be gone two nights, be back Sunday afternoon, just in time to do laundry and to watch football.

Saturday night, my team plays Ohio State...so we might have a little scuffle at the home front and even work. Work is just awful today. I have so much to do and can't even find a starting place, this in turn, overwhelms me. So I'm thinking the weekend at the water park is just what I need, despite the anxiety about the football game.

B: blueberry bagel with cream cheese, iced vanilla latte

S: honey, almond protein bar

L: 1/2 roastbeef sandwich, banana, cheezits

S: balanced breaks

D: TBD - DH took out ground beef will do something with that

Have a great evening.

Progress as of today: 9.7 lbs lost so far, only 101.9 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 09/15/2016:
Go Bucks.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 09/16/2016:
Breakfast for dinner is actually a healthy thing...you can even do egg whites with all kinds of veggies...maybe with a diet coke...this is low cal. even with a slice of toast or two! sides of tomato. eat as much as you want...really low cal! little bacon is ok too! still low cal stuff.

almond protein bar sounds so tasty :)

ground beef = yummy. i find it cool how it cooks itself in it's own fat -no extra oil needed...you can add veggies to that too!

hollybelle on 09/16/2016:
I am having gr beef for dinner, too - TACOS! Yay!

innerpeace - Wednesday Sep 14, 2016

Weight: 311.9

So yesterday was crap. Internet went out Monday before I left work and was out all day yesterday! I had to leave early for the endocrinologist appointment. For all the traffic hassels and everything, that appointment could have been conducted over the phone for all that happened. Just an interview, we know it is there and now we will draw blood every three months and check on things. When did they find it, where, how, etc. Again I could have told them all this over the phone.

Got all stressed out in the traffic and couldn't make it home fast enough.


B:Bagel with cream cheese, iced vanilla latte

L: 1/2 roast beef sandwich, chips, grapes

D: grilled chicken, zucchini fritters, asparagus

S: Cheezits


B: Bagel with cream cheese, iced vanilla latte

L: 1/2 roast beef sandwich, chips, banana

S: balanced breaks


Tonight we get the girl. She has things to do around the house - she needs to pack her stuff for Kalahari because we are leaving right after work on Friday! good times!

Have a great evening.


Progress as of today: 9.7 lbs lost so far, only 101.9 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 09/14/2016:
Yep...we leave early and just stress more getting to the appts. Don't let these necessary things stress you too much lady, it's not like you can alter the traffic anyways...


innerpeace on 09/15/2016:
Kalahari is an indoor water park in Sandusky, Ohio.

hollybelle on 09/15/2016:
Can't control much of that stuff. Have a better day today! What is Kalhari?

innerpeace on 09/15/2016:
Kalahari is an indoor water park.

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