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innerpeace - Wednesday Jun 10, 2015

Weight: 302.2

DH grilled the black bean burgers, I sliced up the avocados, pretty tasty dinner.

What is it that when you get home you just want to stay there? Did not leave the house again. BLAH

DH received the text from the exwife, she said the doctor's office was closed. WTF? I knew she wouldn't get the little girl to the doctor's office. The appointment was rescheduled for tomorrow at 3:15, maybe this time.

DH has a job interview after work so he will be late getting the little girl. We had a bead craft tonight at the library but I canceled not knowing what time they will be getting home.

B: blueberry muffin

S: 1 oz of cheese, 15 almonds

L: left over black bean burger

I have no idea what I will tackle for dinner.

Tommorw we Run!!

I'm glad the CAVs are winning, but OMG, it makes for a late night, so sleepy today + the rain YAWN!

Have a great evening! IP

Progress as of today: 10.7 lbs lost so far, only 7.2 lbs to go!

liza36 on 06/11/2015:
Black bean burgers sound great. I'll have to try it.

innerpeace - Tuesday Jun 09, 2015

Weight: 302.2

C25K week 5 day 3....DID IT!! Felt really good  this morning, I must face the fact, we run slow!! We are old and fat, we don't quit though. We run like a pack of turtles. DH still says he runs better in the evening. I just can't see how, again I know it is all mental, but I worked all day, running is the last thing I want to do after work. Watercize was scheduled for this evening, but...it is too cold to get in an outdoor pool, I think summer has completely forgotten about NE Ohio.

After my craft class which was repurposing tape rolls into cool bangles/bracelets we ate out. I had a chicken, ranch wrap and a cup of chicken noodle soup. I did take Steve for a walk, he enjoyed it.

B: nasty strawberry granola (will not eat this again - DH suggested we make it with marshallow (like the rice crispy treat) it would probably taste better. So I drank my last iced coffee. I love it so!

L: turkey bacon sandwich, pinapple

S: 1/2 peanut butter sandwich

D: black bean burger with alvacado

The little girl has a doctor's appointment tonight, the jury is still out on whether or not the little girl's mother actually takes her. DH says she will. I say she will come up with an excuse and will call DH twenty minutes before appointment time and ask him to take her! 

I will walk Steve...I will do things! have a great night...<GO CAVS>

Progress as of today: 10.7 lbs lost so far, only 7.2 lbs to go!

liza36 on 06/09/2015:
Yay for running!!

ohioraven on 06/09/2015:
I run the exact same way. Fat and Slow. Ha-ha ! It's warming up here in SW Oh-io. You're doing Great. Go Cavs.

supercheeseme on 06/09/2015:
You were in the army? Oh love the fact someone knows what im going through ;) Great job on the C25K Running is addictive!! I love it so much.

innerpeace on 06/10/2015:
Oh yes, a long time ago. I did 13 years active duty and 8 years in the National Guard. Retired in 2005. I don't miss it :)

innerpeace - Monday Jun 08, 2015

Weight: 302.2

weekend completely sucked!

Friday DH and I went to do Week 5 day 2 of c25k, complete bust! I could not breathe this night. I felt rushed and my legs weighed a ton. Not sure if it was because we were not in our usual place or just because I needed an excuse, I can't say. All I know is I couldn't breathe after the first running interval so I walked back. DH finished. I was so proud of him. I did get up Saturday morning and ran in the neighborhood. I was happy to finish, again the last five minute interval kicks my butt. I'm wondering if not stopping would be helpful.

DH and I also went on the 3rd hike in the hiking stick program at Millow Hollow. It was OK, we mainly took a hike in the parking lots, the naturalist said because all the shelters were rented out for graduation and wedding parties so she didn't want to walk through the park...SO? The renters should know other events take place in the park.

Sunday,. DH and I were going to do the week 5 day 3 but got into an argument over the dog, because Steve snapped at him when he went to pick him up. DH said he was gonig to put my dog to sleep, this in turn irriatated me and it just escalated out of hand. I love that dog, well then even more than DH. DH stayed and Steve and I went for a walk to cool off. We never did go on the run.

Plan is to go tonight, if not first thing int he morning. I told him we can't quit now, we're more than half way through.

Friday night we did have grilled vegetables - zuccini, squash and eggplant - very tasty on the grill

S: lfe cereal

Saturday: DH and I went out for breakfast, I had two eggs and bacon and one biscuit with gravy

D: chicken sausage with feta and spinach, chips


didn't eat breakfast, after the blow out - iced coffee

L: left over sausage dogs

D: teriaki chicken, kale salad

It has been raining all afternoon and I have a craft class from 5-6:30 - DH and I are supposed to go on the run after the class, weather depending!

B: life cereal

L: teriaki chicken wrap with salad, pineapple

S: 1/2 peanut butter sandwich

working on drinking more water this week

This Monday wasn't so bad, hope the rest of the week is just as not bad! GO CAVS!

Progress as of today: 10.7 lbs lost so far, only 7.2 lbs to go!

liza36 on 06/09/2015:
Week 5 of C25K was where I stopped, and did not get back to it. If I remember, it has long running intervals. Keep it up - I'm so impressed with you!!

innerpeace on 06/09/2015:

innerpeace - Friday Jun 05, 2015

Weight: 302.2

DH and I got home from the Taylor Swift concert well past midnight. I was making jokes of how we used to drink all night and then go to work like it was nothing. How times have changed. I did get up and go to work, DH did not, he stayed home complaining his head hurt.

I left at lunch time. We did some garage sales and then went to a Chinese food buffett, not sure why, oh yes, because it is delish! I had four kinds of chicken, these are spoonfuls not servings. General Tso, seasame, chicken & broccoli and peanut chicken, I had some low mein with noodles and one bowl of egg drop soup. Not too bad, I could have ate more vegetables...and I had no dessert. Feet swelled up again, no thanks to the salt.

Because we are old and fat we did not get up to do the week 5 day 2 c25k day. This is planned for the evening after work. I do feel so guilty about it, I hate to get behind on my plans. It will be done. We decided to go to the nature reserve where our last night hike was, hopefully it won't be horrible hot.

No little girl this weekend. I have plans to go to good ole Parma and do another volks march, without the dog!! And then DH and I have another hiking stick hike in Vermillion. I am going to wear my fit bit again, I just forget to put it back on after charging! Next Friday I am going to register DH and I for our first 5K -

Smiles for Sophie Forever 8th Annual Birthday Bash & Dash 5K & 1.5 Mile Run/Walk on July 4th in Avon, Ohio.

I am looking forward to this race, I want to see how the hard work for the last weeks have paid off.

B: two pieces of multi grain toast

S: 1 oz cheese, craisins, 15 almonds

L: peanut butter on multi grain bread

S: pineapple

D: scheduled grilled vegetables - eggplant, squash and zuccini, cabbage

On a good note, Steve went into his crate all by himself this morning...so excited about that...I always know he just hates it, but if he went in there on his own, I guess it couldn't be so bad.

Have a good evening, Happy Friday....GO CAVS!!


Progress as of today: 10.7 lbs lost so far, only 7.2 lbs to go!

ohioraven on 06/06/2015:
I'm looking forward to your 5 k. You guys are doing good.

innerpeace - Wednesday Jun 03, 2015

Weight: 302.2

Night hike was fantastic, I thought it would never end. It ended up being almost 3 miles, but it sure seemed longer. I guess the stopping and going and looking. Two down, four more to go.

D: teriaki chicken, salad

S: yogurt covered raisens.

DH and the little girl have tickets to see Taylor Swift tonight. I wish DH would get the courage to drive downtown, I don't mind dropping them off but I didn't want to wait around for them, it is a 35 minute drive back home. I might sit in my office, or go to the casino. I haven't decided yet. I might just bring the dog and go to a dog park for a while.

B: two pieces of wheat toast.

L: I walked 1.5 miles (round trip) to go to a Walnut Wendesday downtown Cleveland food truck day. It is every Wednesday until fall. I opted for a pulled pork sandwich, just because it was the shortest line. I did see a Korean BBQ I might try in the future. The walk down there kicked my butt for some reason. I was sweating like a rode hard horse, not like my night hike at all!!

No idea what dinner will be, I will choose the lighter side.

Have a great night!

Progress as of today: 10.7 lbs lost so far, only 7.2 lbs to go!

ohioraven on 06/03/2015:
I think you guys are doing great. Keep at it.

innerpeace - Tuesday Jun 02, 2015

Weight: 302.2

Wow so had a busy weekend. DH was off so we started out with a farmer's market, not so much farmer as it was a market. We went for lunch I guess. DH had a hotdog and we shared a 3 rib sampler. This was the most tender rib I have ever eaten. The weather was not cooperating so we went back home to dodge the thunderstorm rolling through. Luckily it stopped, we had our first hike for our hiking stick program to go on. We drove to the site and there was no one there. A park ranger stopped by and asked if we went on a walk, we said we were waiting for it to begin. We finally deduced we were at the wrong park. We needed to be half mile further down the road. Sure enough when we arrived there was a line of people getting their forms signed off on.

We went on an 1 1/2 hike, through a forest, it was quite pleasnt although very sticky. The little girl did great, not one complaint the entire time. She did get hot, as both DH and I did too. We got back to the car and drank water, which we should have taken with us, We then took off to go back to the Shoe Carnival to get the little girl her new pair of shoes, she missed out on the week prior. We again ate at Chilpoltle, I got a chicken bowl and my calories for the bowl was 582. We headed home to go to our Lake Erie Crusher game, but alas it was rained out so we instead went to see Tomorrowland, which is a spectacular movie. I would recommend this to all.

Sunday, DH and I got up and finished the week 4 day 3 for the second time of the c25k. It was relatively easier. The little girl came along, she didn't run it all, but she did walk it. I stayed home and did the laundry while those two went shopping...big mistake, we forget it was the first/last of the month.We do have a weekness for fast food breakfast, DH went and got us a biscuit from McDonald's...biscuit with egg - no cheese or bacon.

Monday -

B: granola cereal with strawberries - 1% milk

S: raisens

L: turkey bacon wrap with salad

S: honey mustard pretzels

D: black bean burger (in a wrap) salad


DH and I finally did week 5 day 1 of the c25k - I finished - I made it through the first 5 minutes and did the next 6 minute, it is the last 5 minutes that kicked by butt! But am so happy we finally made it past week 4, which we did twice.

Tonight we have our second hike scheduled it is a night hike which I am really looking forward too, we even have the little girl who we will take home after. I think the hike is from 8:30-10:00.

B: life cereal with 1% milk

S: raisens

L: black bean burger wrap with salad

No idea what is for dinner.

Have a great evening! IP

Progress as of today: 10.7 lbs lost so far, only 7.2 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 06/02/2015:
Those hikes sound great, I know my boys are always eager to do a hike. Good going on sticking with the running program!

ohioraven on 06/02/2015:
Good calories on the bowl. I definitely have Tomorrow land on my radar. I like the time travel stuff.

innerpeace - Thursday May 28, 2015

Weight: 302.2

Little girl was over and she stomped through the house without even saying hello. I told her, I didn't do anything to you and you shouldn't act like that. She apologized. Poor thing in the middle of two bitter parents.

D: black bean burger, onion roll, 1/4 avocado

S: pretzel pieces

Watched it rain for a bit, watched a little tv and then went to bed. DH and I were up at 4:45 and headed out the door for the run/walk. It was a bit easier today. Dh said he does have more energy and would like to (do it) everyday...do it is getting up and walking and or doing our c25k. I felt better. I signed DH, the little girl and I for a Hiking Stick Program in the month of June, looking forward to that. Our first hike is Saturday! If we go on 6 different hikes at 4 different parks we qualify for a walking stick, which we all want for some reason.

I'm headed to the hair salon after work, DH said something about cutting grass if it isn't raining, we will see. So glad tomorrow is Friday. No idea what is for dinner tonight.

B: life cereal, cashew milk

S: pretzel pieces

L: black bean patty, 1/4 avocado

S: 1/2 peanut butter

Still need to work on drinking of the water, still lacking.

DH is still arguing with his ex, she even texted me at working telling me to tell my husband to quit calling and texting her family. I just replied, it's amazing how two people can still annoy each other so much. She didn't text anything back, maybe that made her think about how childish she is acting. All DH wanted to know was where she took the little girl to the doctor last week when she was sick. at first she said the Rite Aid clinic, then she says, no it was Walgreens. When DH asked the little girl, she said she didn't remember. WTH? You can remember things we did two years ago and you can't even remember where you went to the doctor three days ago? Something fishy going on here!



Have a great night!

Progress as of today: 10.7 lbs lost so far, only 7.2 lbs to go!

ohioraven on 05/29/2015:
I did the walking stick thing and earned my metal tag thingy down here in the Germantown Metro park trails. Good Deal, Peace.

liza36 on 05/29/2015:
Hiking program sounds fun. And having a walking stick as a prize is awesome!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 05/30/2015:
lol, have fun with that walking stick program! It sounds challenging....something maybe I can do - down the road.

innerpeace - Wednesday May 27, 2015

Weight: 302.2

I ate a banana, for me this is huge!! I detest them, however, I had a taste for one so...it is gone. Dinner last night was a grilled turkey burger on an onion roll, with left over Amish salad.

I walked the dog, he is a social butterfly.

DH received seven bills in the mail from 2013. ACK!! What the hell? They turned out to be over $700 of unpaid medical co-pays...hence starts WWIII. He dials up the ex and starts yelling. Not even trying to have a conversation, just the yelling, in turn she hangs up on him. I would have too. They did this back and forth for over an hour, so exhausting! The bottom line is, she should have turned in the bills when they were getting divorced. He had to take out his retirement and pay off all their marital debt, why didn't she turn these bills in as well. They had already been to collections. OMG, what have I gotten myself into?

Afterwards, I told him, from my point of view, you never call someone and start yelling. You start the conversation off by telling then asking. Hey, I received seven bills in the mail today dated from 2013 do you rmember what they could be from? I told him, you don't just call and start yelling at someone, this causes angst and defensive response. How do you not know this after 20 years of marriage? I told him if he called me yelling I would hang up on him too. Needless to say, I didn't hang out with him. He was in the living room, I was in the family room, watching basketball. GO CAVS!

B: Life cereal with cashew milk.

S: dried pineapple

L: spicy black bean burger, avacodo slice on onion roll, banana

I think dinner tonight will be another back bean burger, it was quite delcious.

THe little girl is supposed to come over....well I have no word if she is or isn't. We will see.

Later gators!



Progress as of today: 10.7 lbs lost so far, only 7.2 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 05/27/2015:
Meals sound good!

ohioraven on 05/28/2015:
Go Cavs !

innerpeace - Tuesday May 26, 2015

Weight: 302.2

The weekend was not good, I did eat ok, but life is funny.

Thursday, we were supposed to get the little girl, but her mother texted and said she still wasn't feeling well. That she was giving her coke syrup to settle her stomach...yeah ok. What the hell is coke syrup and what's wrong with pepto? She's still mad DH called Children Services on her because the little girl still had head lice. Dh talked to the social worker and was told the exwife was avoiding him. That alone should prove her guilt, but oh well. DH and I drove to Medina to go to the Shoe Carnival, to get new shows to run in. We ate at Chipoltle. It was pretty good, different. I think my bowl had a total of 585 calories. I'm OK with that.

DH and i woke up and went on our little walk/run. Felt ok, but 5 minutes is longer than you could ever imagine! DH  had an appointment for dental surgery, but turned out to be only a consult. We didn't go back to work. We stayed around the house until 5:15 then we went to the Black River Landing in Lorain to volunteer for the Second Harvest Food Bank's beer tent. There was already lots of volunteers there. The turn out was poor because it was cold 50 degrees out and the Cavs were playing in a play off game, so who wants to stay outside in the cold and listen to a cover band? Not many people. We shared a shishkabob, which was very good. DH and I were released about 9:15 and headed home.

Saturday we worked in the yard most of the day planting more plants and running back and forth to Home Depot. We have a ditch in the back of our property that gets overgrown. DH was out there using the machete on the weeds getting it low enough to mow. We were still on the fence about Chipoltle so, DH went and got us something and brought it home. We decided that yes it is good, but we could make it cheaper at home.

Sunday we woke up late and we didn't get our run in that morning. We went to the American Legion craft and car show and then went to breakfast. I did splurge with some French Toast sticks, but everything else was ok. About 6:00 we did manage to get to the Nature Reserve and do our running. I thought I would die. The five minutes kicks my butt. As I passed a lady walking, she said...you got it, keep going. I told her I think I signed up for something I couldn't do...she replies...you're doing it, don't stop. I'm not sure if it was the heat or we just really suck at running, but DH and I agreed we would repeat week four before moving on, because wow, 5 minutes is not easy for us.

Monday, not much to celebrate. DH was supposed to get the little girl but the exwife texted and said she would rather play on the trampoline than come over!! Really? oh well, we can only wait and see what happens on Wednesday. It is funny how the father is hassled and can be thrown in jail for not paying child support, but nothing happens to the custodial parent who keeps visitation away from the father, who only has his daughter's best interest at heart! I cannot understand the selfishness of some evil hearted women! Karma is a ****...I'm told! I stayed in the basement most of the day going through boxes that weren't unpacked when I moved from Oklahoma, and I was wishing the whole time I was back there on this day!! When the DH is upset over this child issue, it reflects negatively on our marriage. He snaps, I snap, we all snap and it's not making for a good scene in my hosuehold. OMG I hate it! We had chicken shishkobobs for dinner. Chicken, mushrooms, onion, tomato and peppers. I made Amish salad with brocolli and cauliflower, which was really good. I also made a strawberry and blueberry salad with walnuts, which was very good.

So after not a pleasant evening, we did get up this Monday morning and start Week 4 day 1 over. I felt much better about it, it didn't seem as hard as the first time we did it so hoping the 5 minutes will kick in Thursday and be OK. This has not been easy...new shoes kinda help but not much.

It is a diary...sorry if you read about my life and it brings you down!

Have a great evening! IP

Progress as of today: 10.7 lbs lost so far, only 7.2 lbs to go!

ohioraven on 05/26/2015:
I'm glad to hear that you're sticking to the running. Peace Out.

innerpeace - Thursday May 21, 2015

Weight: 302.2

That awkward moment when you get home and can't find your phone. DH had a dental appointment and I didn't know if he would be able to eat anything so I just waited for him to get home. He grilled the last of the hamburger meat so we had hamburgers. His month was sore so he fell asleep in the recliner while I was watching the master chef competition.

This morning we over slept, I would tell you why but....OK, because I left my cell phone at work. I pushed the off button on the alarm and that was all she wrote! No back up to remind us to get up for work.

Tonight we had plans to drive a few towns over to go to the Shoe Carnival to look at new running shoes. We were planning on eating at Chipoltle, but those plans might have just changed since DH received a text from his exwife that the little girl was up most of the night puking with a sick stomach. Why did I know this was going to happen? I suppose it is DH's fault too that the little girl missed this day of school as well. I told DH to leave her little butt over there, I'm sick of all the BS.

B: English muffin with mango-peach jam

L: turkey bacon BLT, orange, black japonica rice chips

S: 1/2 peanut butter sandwich


Have a nice evening!


Progress as of today: 10.7 lbs lost so far, only 7.2 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 05/21/2015:
Have a good evening!

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