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innerpeace - Thursday Feb 25, 2016

Weight: 314.1

Day 1 of no dairy experiment -

B: toast with 1 Tbsp of peanut butter

L: tuna, green beans, orange

no snack today! I usually have a yogurt protein bar or a fiber one something or other, but dairy so NO! When I was eating lunch today, I notieced I had very little tuna. I texted DH and asked - is this one can of tuna? He replies, No there are three left. I text back. OMG I am asking you if you gave me one can of tuna in my lunch. He replies, No only half! I just replied...thanks for starving me! LOL needless to say I am hungry and will rush home for dinner.

Driving to work I got on a coughing jag that made my head hurt. I am still coughing up nastiness, not regularly just a few times a day! My face is like a pizza, these are the reasons for the no dairy experiment.

D: I have no idea.

DH made a decision that kind of pissed me off, but I will deal with it. He said he did it since he is not working tomorrow, but I just don't see it that way. I don't want to sound like a whiney **** but there are somethings you can't just take away from someone and think that this is OK. My time! We have the little girl tonight, but somehow this has turned into an overnight sleep over and DH is taking her to school tomorrow. WHY? He doesn't entertain her, he doesn't play or talk to her most time! She is under my foot the entire time she is there, NOW, it will be all evening and in the morning! Sometimes, I can't even get changed because she is in my room. GET OUT! Go downstairs! You would think she would know this on her own, but I have to get snippy! Go downstairs while I get dressed. I wasn't all in your room when you were getting clothes on. I just need my time, which I rarely get. I have asked him several times to ask me first before just saying crap! It's not like I will say NO, but I have to get mentally prepared for it!

And work sucks today!

We have tickets to go to the Cleveland carshow, BUT I told DH I wouldn't be comfortable going on opening day because OMG the people. So he is taking his friend from high school and I will have the morning/afternoon to myself which I will look forward to and cherish.

Hurry up and get her Friday 4:00!


Progress as of today: 7.5 lbs lost so far, only 104.1 lbs to go!

puddles on 02/25/2016:
You are having an interesting day. Glad that you will your morning/afternoon to yourself to just do whatever you want. Have a great weekend.

hollybelle on 02/26/2016:
Yup - the weekend is coming!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 02/26/2016:
Having the time to yourself while hubby is at car show sounds goooood! I think it will help you feel better. Nice eating without dairy...it may just clear up your face. I feel ya with the acne...I got it too.

innerpeace - Wednesday Feb 24, 2016

Weight: 314.1

Finished last night with 1681 calories. We did eat chipolte, but I ate my healthy bowl - I did have some guacamole but light on the cheese and sour cream with lots of vegetables.

We headed to the library because I told the little girl we would go. She needs to read and take tests for AR points. She needs 12 points this quarter. They read the book and then take a 5-10 question quiz on the computer and if they pass they get points. The point system is based on the difficulty level and length of the books. Points can range from 1/2 points up to 37. I was looking at the points of course the 37 is for a book like Pride and Prejudice or War or Peace or something insanely long like that. She averages 3-4 points per book. She is at 7 now, so hopefully she will make her goal this grading period.

I was looking for Caldwell Esselstyn's book, Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease. It is basically veganism. Of course my branch does not have it, so instead of driving to another library I just had them order it to my branch. It will just take a few more days.

I also picked up the latest copy of the metroparks program to plan out our hikes to complete the hiking stick program again this summer. We really enjoyed it last year.

B: toast, iced vanilla latte (this was the last of the milk)

L: tuna, cottage cheese, orange, salted carmel cheese cake bar - fiber one

D: I don't know

DH thinks I'm crazy with all my crazy food binges lately. I asked for some cottage cheese to eat with my tuna. He buys the cottage cheese and now I'm like...Yeah, I'm not going to eat dairy for awhile. I'm sure he thinks I'm nuts. No plans for this evening, except relax. I've been so incredible sleepy. It is raining and cold, I would like to think this is the reason, but I don't think so.


Have a good night! IP

Progress as of today: 7.5 lbs lost so far, only 104.1 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 02/25/2016:
Veganism is hard to follow & actually be healthy. also, whenever I eat low proteins, as vegans typically are on the lower side, I wake up hungry at night. maybe you will have better results..!

Little girl is going to reach her goal with the points because one person is making it possible for her - YOU! :)

thinkpositive on 02/25/2016:
Sounds like good planning- with the hiking book and healthy eating book. it all helps!

innerpeace - Tuesday Feb 23, 2016

Weight: 314.1

When I got home my house was as clean as my DH got it. I am not complaining because I DID NOT want to do it. He swept and mopped the kitchen, family room and hallways and he vacuumed upstairs. I helped him move a table from the dining room into the family room. A table the little girl uses to store all of her crap (toys, pens, crayons, pencils, lip gloss, animals, paper, toys, crap, little toys, balls, erasers, animals, crap and more crap). You give this girl a box and crap will be in it in no time.

I just received a text that he has now swept and mopped the dining room and vacuumed the living room. This, this is a great house husband. He is doing much better, minimal pain and he is walking like a pro, so back to work he will go on Monday!

He had cooked BBQ country style ribs, rice and corn. It was good and I ate it, ending the day with 1781 calories.

I took the dog for a walk because love!

I read an article about Woody Harrelson and he was saying that whenever he got to NY someone told him that he had intolerance to dairy because he had bad skin and a runny nose. He said after three days he was mucas free and his skin started to clear up.  THUS because my skin is acting really seriously stupid right now and my last bough of coughing and mucus grossness I am going to try and see if removing dairy from my diet helps.

My face has been so bad the last couple of weeks, it hurts, I think it starts to clear up and then acne blooms all over it again! I do eat lots of cheese and drink lots of milk so this will be a challenge.

B: bad stuff - donetts (only 3) iced vanilla latte

L: cottage cheese, tuna, triscuit crackers, fiber one bar

S: quaker yogurt cereal bar

D: we told the little girl we would eat Chipolte tonight, but I got the heathy version of this down pat!

Tomorrow the dairy free experiement begins!

I hope you all have happy evenings!


Progress as of today: 7.5 lbs lost so far, only 104.1 lbs to go!

puddles on 02/23/2016:
Interesting article about dairy. Have a great day.

hollybelle on 02/23/2016:
My granddaughter was taken off dairy and her very bad excema cleared up! Who knows -

Horn_Of_Plenty on 02/24/2016:
awwwwww.....so so so so glad that your hubby is doing better! he sounds so much better. he's cleaning for you all. and cooking :) why not keep him at home forever, just kiddin!

innerpeace - Monday Feb 22, 2016

Weight: 314.1

yesterday's calories wer 1381. I'm OK with this, but I get on the scale and no change. I know I move around more than I eat so this is discouraging and is about where I would quit, but I just refuse to quit this time, so I will keep doing what I'm doing and try to add more movement.

B: toast, iced vanilla latte

L: left over eggplant, chicken parmigean, two peanut butter chocolate chip cookies

S: quaker yogurt bar

D: I dont' know, DH said he was cooking something yummy, which could be dangerous.

Having issues at work today but after struggling the end of last week, we finally finished the yearly inventory. So much paperwork, I swear it is the same thing in five different forms. We spent two days looking for a laptop, no one knows where it is, finally I'm about to submit it as lost/stolen/missing when someone says, there's a lap top in this desk drawer that has been here for awhile. WHAT? So the past week when we are inventorying everything it doesn't cross your mind to bring this to our attention!! This drawer was apprently looked it, not once, but twice. Cheese and rice people! It is locked up in it's proper place now! It cannot leave or move without my knowledge! The inventory has been submitted I hope it does not get declined.

And then don't get me started on purchase card paperwork!! Or the fact that time cards were due today and no one had their leave forms turned in. ACK! Well it is Monday!

DH texted and said he vacummed and swept, mopped the kitchen and family room. I am so happy he did this...because I didn't want to, I just hope it doesn't aggravate his knee any more.

Have a great evening out there!

Seeking InnerPeace


Progress as of today: 7.5 lbs lost so far, only 104.1 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 02/22/2016:
you gave me a good idea...eggplant rollettes (sorta healthy) microwave meal...for me tonight! :)

puddles on 02/22/2016:
The scale will eventually move just keep at it.

innerpeace - Sunday Feb 21, 2016

Weight: 314.1

Was up at 5:00 thanks to my dog. Had won over 7 hours of infinite life on Candy Crush and sat in the recliner and played until DH came downstairs. I really didn't know it was two hours I wish my days at work would go that fast. I tried to go back to sleep but that didn't happen.

Tried to finish the crossword puzzle and drank some iced coffee and had some toast. After a shower little girl and I went out looking for st. Patrick stuff. I have ideas for an office activity and see it in my mind but when actually looking for the stuff I want is harder to find then I thought. Passing over st. Patrick's day for Easter. We picked up lunch at subway and headed back home.

DH slept off and on all afternoon, I did laundry and Little girl watches the Disney channel ad nauseum...so sick of it. I made chicken eggplant parmigiana- no pasta and green beans. Turned out better than expected. Dishes...done! Laundry...done!

Chilling with the walking dead and my dog- not really wanting to work tomorrow - long stretch before Memorial Day!

Loving life!

Progress as of today: 7.5 lbs lost so far, only 104.1 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 02/21/2016:
Sounds like a pretty good day overall. :)

cybermom4 on 02/22/2016:
You were busy!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 02/22/2016:
Wow...I just read that you did a lot!

innerpeace - Saturday Feb 20, 2016

Weight: 314.1

Just about let the day get away without journaling. Slept until 8:30 which was good. I was up at 6:00 but went back to bed. Hung around the house until 10:00 went on a hike the weather was great low 60s. Afterwards we ran around looking for st. Patrick's day stuff but didn't find what I wanted. Will look a few more places tomorrow.

Got home and cooked a early dinner of teriyaki chicken and stir fry vegetables. Then I walked the dog. It was a good day.

B: blueberry scone, iced coffee D: teriyaki chicken rice stir fry vegetables S; not proud but I did eat a cheese Danish

Calories today 1398.

It was a good day.

Progress as of today: 7.5 lbs lost so far, only 104.1 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 02/21/2016:
Well done on the menu!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 02/21/2016:
yum....cheese Danish. lately i'm craving some carbs...especially last night & this morning. must be because I had more carbs than normal and my body is still leveling itself out!!

innerpeace - Friday Feb 19, 2016

Weight: 314.1

...and still I cough! I feel OK, but this is a lingering cough that needs to go ahead and skedaddle!

I didn't get to bed until almost 11:45 and then DH and Steve (Steve is the dog) come to bed about 1:30 and want to start playing. Seriously, with this, I have to work.

DH had his follow up appointment today from his surgery. They are recommending he stay out of work an additional two weeks. WHAT?? ACK! My DH just started his job last July so he has no leave and they don't have sick leave there, which really blows, so he isn't getting paid. This sucks!  He told them he will stay out one more week and reevaluate. We can make it the month of March, but he needs to get his ass back to work! We are using our savings account for the mortgage and after March it will be gone, but we will get our tax return so we will be OK, I just want him to get back to work, he makes for an awful house husband.

Wednesday case in point. We had taco salad for dinner. In my head, because he is at home and is doing....nothing! He could have chopped up the vegetables and gotten everything ready (the chicken was in the crock pot) and would have been finished when I got home after picking up the little girl. OK this is my way of thinking.  Not his, he thinks let me go get the little girl and then JoAnn can chop everything up when she gets home and then we'll eat. What the hell!! So any way, that's what happened and instead of eating at 4:30, we eat at 5:30. Not a tragedy, but instead of having quality time with the little girl, we are in the kitchen getting dinner fixed..

I told him last night I didn't like the Special K Red Velvet Crisp he put in my lunch. I said I don't like this, you can eat them. Last night he tells me, I made your lunch. And today, I have a Special K Red Velvet Crisp in my lunch! OMG! Thanks for making my lunch, but...grumble, grumble!

I'm so glad it is Friday, because of the coughing I didn't sleep very good this week and am looking forward to sleeping in tomorrow. It is supposed to get up to almost 50 so I am hoping to get a hike in or two - depending on the wind. My eyes are super sensitve and I have to be careful out in the wind. I see house cleaning in my future!

B: blueberry bagel, cream cheese

S: quaker yogurt bar

L: ham, swiss on three cheese bread, yogurt

D: planned, teriaki chicken with rice and stir fry vegetables.

Still in the back of my mind. Running. I dream about this. I was in the military and used to run everyday, it has been hard getting back into it, but I can plan for it. My friend wants to meet in Ft. Wayne, Indiana in November. I have plenty of time to train and get ready....it is hard knowing what you used to do and wondering if you could ever do it again! I will contemplate this over the weekend.

Progress as of today: 7.5 lbs lost so far, only 104.1 lbs to go!

OldMaid on 02/19/2016:
Running is freeing. I remember loving to run to... Not being heard is stressful. I wish I could say I have an answer.On the brightside someone thinks enough of you to make your lunch =)

grannyannie on 02/20/2016:
Hope you feel better and shake that cough.

innerpeace - Thursday Feb 18, 2016

Weight: 314.1

Rough day at the office...annual inventory is sucking! Went to conference at the little girll's school she is doing ok, we are glad. Didn't do good with food today. B: bagel with cream cheese L: turkey, Swiss on honey oat Honey wheat pretzels Special K red velvet crisp (yuck) Getting home we decided to go play bingo - didn't win! Boo Ate one slice of pizza at the bingo hall After bingo we were starving so we drive thru rally's...dumb decisions some times. I are a rally burger and a small shake. Now I have nasty taste in my mouth. Ended the day with 2154 calories, kinda pissed with myself and it is so late!

I will Start again tomorrow!

Progress as of today: 7.5 lbs lost so far, only 104.1 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 02/19/2016:
Even though you feel you didn't do well eating, it doesn't sound like it was "excessive." not everyday will be "perfect" but days like these where we are more relaxed with food help us really make good choices later on! :) keep up the great work.

glad to hear little girlie is doing good in school :) it's thanks to you.

innerpeace - Wednesday Feb 17, 2016

Weight: 314.1

I had 1543 calories last night after eating dinner, which was the brocolli croissant ring. It turned out pretty good.

I spent the evening looking for a letter telling me I had to work at the next election at the polling place. I don't want to, and  now I can't find the letter to tell someone. I don't want to take annual leave to go work for 12 hours at a polling place. Not my kind of fun.

Today was much better, I can say I am 95%, tomorrow I will be great! I was pretty busy at work which made the day fly by, those kind of days I love.

B: blueberry bagel; cream cheese (DH gave me this heading out the door) it has been so long, I enjoyed it so.

L: ham, swiss on 12 grain bread, yogurt

S: string cheese,

D: taco salad with chicken DH was cooking the chicken in a crock pot, so I will see if this can be made.

We have the little girl tonight, not sure what is in store.

Everyone have a great evening. PEACE OUT!

Progress as of today: 7.5 lbs lost so far, only 104.1 lbs to go!

puddles on 02/17/2016:
Glad to hear you are feeling better. Have a great evening.

Awesome50 on 02/17/2016:
Enjoy your evening.

innerpeace - Tuesday Feb 16, 2016

Weight: 314.1

Yeah 4 day work week. but...it's Tuesday and man how Tuesday seems to just takes it's sweet time ending. I feel like I've been at  work for 12 hours and I still have two to go!

Took some alka seltzer plus last night before bed, but I still coughed way into the night. So much coughing my neck hurts. The good thing is...I am better today,  I can feel it. Tomorrow I will be good as new...hoping.

My town had volunteers knit and/or crochet hats, mittens, gloves for the homeless or destitute. People also donated hats, gloves, coats, mittens. Anyway, the Invest Elyria group took all these donated, made items and hung them up in the trees downtown where I live and then sent a facebook - social media announcement and told anyone if they needed something to stay warm to come out and pick it off the trees. This was just so nice. I wish I had know I would have donated, as my crocheting skills are lacking indeed. This made me happy.

DH is home again this week, he has a follow-up appointment on Friday and he will probably be released to go back to work on the following Monday. He is getting around better. He made it to his PT appointment, went to pick up the title to his truck, dropped off the taxes and made it home. He said he felt good and was attempting to snow blow, because....snow and more snow to come. I told him to be careful! He worries me. He over does it and then he will be in pain this evening.

B: quaker chewy bluberry yogurt bar; orange

L: ham, swiss on asiago bread, salted caramel pretzel pieces,

S: fiber one lemon bar

D: brocolli, chicken croissant with a salad

I will forever be searching for inner peace!

Progress as of today: 7.5 lbs lost so far, only 104.1 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 02/16/2016:
I am VERY glad to hear that everyone is doing better & on the mend!

I love those fiber one bars! tasty!

everyone is searching forever for inner peace, or that is anyone that believes in growth and renewal.

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