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innerpeace - Saturday Apr 25, 2015

Weight: 308.2

Slept in until 9:30 today. It was wonderful. Hung out till Dh got hom from work and then I went in search of the perfect interview outfit, but is there one? 

DH cooked the ribs and some chicken.We went shopping last night and bought all the vegetables and plant based food. This should be interesting.

B: toast

L: hamburger (which I think made my stomach upset)

D: three ribs and iced coffee with cashew milk (which is pretty good)

I am thankful for chances.

I am thankful for my DH who cooks for me all the time, he said he will have to learn to cook all the stuff we bought last night, he is so funny.

I am thankful for having a nice warm bed to sleep in.

Tomorrow is the Fur fun  dog walk.

Day 27 of the journal challenge wright anything. Funny thing is today, I don't have anything to write about. Things are going good in my life, I do miss my mom a lot but my DH is taking care of me quite well. I am quite nervous about the interiew. We are taking a test drive in the morning, because I want to know how to get to where I need to be without being late.

Have a great weekend!

Progress as of today: 4.7 lbs lost so far, only 13.2 lbs to go!

innerpeace - Friday Apr 24, 2015

Weight: 308.2

Woke up with frost on the windoes, wow, it is so discouraging to be here. I hope it warms up next week. I still have yet to plant my pansies.

The only plans this weekend is to hit another library book sale and the dog walk Fur Fun on Sunday. I think DH is going to grill the last ribs he has. I told him after this he can eat meat once a week, we agreed on Saturday. I'm still doing research on my plant based living, looking forward to it.

I used all the milk in my iced coffee today and the milk will not be replaced. We did not replace the mayonaise either and I'm not a fan of mustard, so I've been eating my sandwiches with nothing.

B: maple brown sugar oatmeal

S: trail mix - ok only the cashews, coconut, mango and pineapple. I do not like all the raisens and dried bananas

L: trukey and swiss on whole grain and grapes

not sure about dinner, there is chicken thawed so may have general tso chicken unless DH can think of something else.

I am grateful for my boss being gone. I got a lot done at work today, because she wasn't bothering me. BUT everyone else took a two hour lunch!! Man the luck of some people.

I am grateful for short lunch breaks on friday, so I can clock out early and go home.

I am greateful for the weekend. I never realize how much until Friday afternoon. I will miss my Happiness class because of my interview Monday, but I do not appreciate my face breaking out due to the stress all ready! Good lord, I'm 47.

Day #26 things that make you feel warm and fuzzy? my puppy when he nuzzles me awake and wants to cuddle, my husband bringing me a DDP when I don't ask for it, getting a hug from DH when I pick him up from work. Spending time with DH on the weekends, I love him so much. You all have a great weekend.

So encouragement for my upcoming experiment!!

Progress as of today: 4.7 lbs lost so far, only 13.2 lbs to go!

innerpeace - Thursday Apr 23, 2015

Weight: 308.2

another cold day today, It was 34 going to work with snow flurries, I had to look at the calendar twice, Yes it is April 23rd. What is going on up here?

B: cheeries, iced coffee

S: trail mix

L: pastrami & swiss on whole grain bread, rice chips

D: settled for pizza (movie night) we watched Nightmare on Elm Street (the remake) don't recommend this unless you just have two hours of your life to waste.

I am grateful for the cold weather, it will make the warmer weather just that much nicer.

I am grateful for heaters in cars, that work when you turn them on

I am grateful that I do not have to park far away from the office building not because I'm lazy, but because I didn't have a coat on.

DH picked up the little girl, we read, did multiplication tables and watched the movied she picked . She went home about 8:00. I know the mother asked DH if he could bring her back home because she had something to do, I am thinking he said NO.

Day 25 of journaling! Wow five more days, I didn't think I could do it, I hope I can stick with it for 5 more days. I am going to miss my Happiness class on Monday because of the interview, it would be a prime job. I would love to work for the government again, the government counts my military time, Ohio state job does not. WIth all my military time I will earn lots more vacation and I love my vacation.

I hope you all have a great evening!

I left the fit bit on the charger, so none of my steps were counted today!

Progress as of today: 4.7 lbs lost so far, only 13.2 lbs to go!

innerpeace - Wednesday Apr 22, 2015

Weight: 308.2

Got home and starting making the pork friend rice from left over pork. It had scrambled eggs, bean sprouts, water chestnuts and green onion. It was pretty tasty. The little girl took the left overs to her mom's house. She is trying to get sick, I hope it doesn't get worse. It is cold here, I don't think it made it over 42, and they are predicting rain/snow mix. What it is almost the end of April, I don't want to hear that crap! I truly dislike NE Ohio!

Work people brought me a plant today for Administrative Professionals day! Wasn't expecting it. My boss and I had an agreement we wouldn't buy each other gifts, I guess these other people didn't hear about that!

B; two peices of whole grain toast

S: tropical trail mix

L: turkey pastrami on whole grain, colby jack chese and mustard, rice chips

no snack today in my lunch

D: I don't know. DH has a dental appointment and he didn't take any thing out to thaw, he said it was no meat day! uh, we had meat on our sandwiches baby!

I am grateful to be appreciated.

I am grateful that I have heat in my house for chilly mornings in April.

I am grateful for the radio, that I can listen to all day!

Day 24 of journal challenge; What are some things you think about all the time: Weight, weather, dog Steve, Mom back home, next meal prep and my alone time.

Have a warm night!


Progress as of today: 4.7 lbs lost so far, only 13.2 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 04/22/2015:
Southwest Ohi-ya ain't much better. Cold and Windy.

innerpeace - Tuesday Apr 21, 2015

Weight: 308.2

DH went to Sam's club and stocked me up on fruits and vegetables. Love that man! I have been doing a lot of reading on the plant based diet. I didn't want to wait until all the meat is used up so I told DH we were going to start and he could eat meat once a week until it was gone. I will see how that goes. I have been looking for recipes for lunch and dinner.

D: pork chops, corn and salad

B: twp pieces of whole grain bread with sweet potato butter, iced coffee

L: turkey pastrami, swiss cheese, rice chips

S: tropical trail mix (pineapples, mangos, coconut, almonds)

I threw a mushy pear in the garbage.

D: pork fried rice

The little girl is going to go to Time for Tails and read to the dog for 15 minutes, she is excited. Though we have a dog at home, he won't sit still long enough to let her read to him.

I am grateful for learning new things, a student tried getting out of a door that read alarm will sound (I guess he thought the sign didn't pertain to him) so he opened the door and sure enough the arlarm starting buzzing. He walked by and said...hey sorry! I called the access & security people who directed me to the police. The police called and said they couldn't find the alarming door. I said it is right here by my office. I told the girl at the front desk to look for the police and she told me...oh you can turn that off with your Z key! What? I didn't know that. I LOVE learning new things!!

I am grateful for the snooze button!! I'm just not ready to get up for the third time! I have read that if you get up the first time, you will feel more rested the entire day, I have yet to test that out!

I am grateful for opportunities! I got a call back from the job application I put in. I was invited in for an interview, wondering if I should tell my boss?

Challenge day #23 Today I am to right a letter to anyone!! Dear Jo Ann, keep trying, you'll make it one day! Love you!


Hope you all have a great evening!

Progress as of today: 4.7 lbs lost so far, only 13.2 lbs to go!

thinnside40 on 04/21/2015:
Sounds a good plan... Best wishes!

innerpeace - Monday Apr 20, 2015

Weight: 308.2

Happiness class today!! Still with the three gratefuls...she told us to go to a website meditationoasis.com and do one of the podcasts meditation series.

1. I guess I'm grateful for this class, I'm grateful that Monday at work is almost over and I'm grateful that the radio station played Imagine Dragons, I bet my life, before I left today.

Challenge day 22 what are you wearing? Crazy, my stretchy denim pants and my standard black shirt, anything to make the boobs look smaller!

B: whole grain toast with sweet potato butter

L: small salad with FF Italian dressing

S: 1/2 peanut butter sandwich

D: some kind of pork

I called and made an appointment for DH to go to the oral surgeon, there is no immediate appointments around here. He has to wait until the first of May to get in. I called three different places and they were all making appointments for May.

I still can't get used to how many people (3 times as many) there are in this state compared to my Oklahoma. So many freaking peple! so many freaking cars! so much freaking traffic!

here is a picture from our tea tasting yesterday! Love these two....


have a great night!

Progress as of today: 4.7 lbs lost so far, only 13.2 lbs to go!

innerpeace - Sunday Apr 19, 2015

Weight: 308.2

 I was so tired running around today I actually fell asleep in the recliner, for a few minutes. DH started watching the ACM award show which gives award for music that isn't even country....

I am so thankful for the rain, it sure has made everything so green and beautiful.

I am thankful for my DH he not only dug up one but three of the awful yucca plants.

I am thankful I have a job, but I sure don't want to get up and go to work tomorrow.

We went to a library book sale this morning and picked up about 20 DVDs and 2 dozen books all for the low low price of $4.00. Love those sales. We then went to a tea tasting and learned how to brew tea the right way. Dh won a game of TEAGO and won a certificate for the Paint with a Twist. I had lots of fun, but was not expecting it to last as long as it did. We had to hurry home and get the little girl ready to go back to her mother's house.

Laundry is done!

Day21 of challenge: something about turns offs and ons - not sure what it is referring. but right now my turn off is being lazy. I hate that I am and laugh about it all the time with my DH but I'm really trying to improve. I have been faced with a lot of my short comings lately and it is ugly. Friday on my way home from work, a lady was not merging well. She would NOT let me in, even though I had the right of way. I was cursing and screaming at this lady and even calling her names. I thought about shooting the bird, but I doubt she would have saw! I thought about ti all the way home, why was this lady so selfish? And then it hit me, why was I so mad? My mom reminded me one day when she was listening to me and DH fight before we were married. she asked me, Do you know why you get mad? NO..DUH? she said because you didn't or don't get your way. Oh man, I realize I was mad at that lady, not because she didn't merge or let me in but because I didn't get my way. I am seriously working on me!  And it is a good thing when I recognize this bad behavior.

B: two pieces of toast with sweet potato butter on it (a yummy thing we found yesterday during our bag lady tour)

L: half turkey pastrami sandwhich with provolone cheese

S: mini muffin with tea

D; turkey ranch wrap and a few french fries.

Plan to plant the flowers soon, after the fear of the frost is gone.

I hope you all had a great weekend. Cheers!

Progress as of today: 4.7 lbs lost so far, only 13.2 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 04/20/2015:
I agree with you on the american country music awards. It's soft rock music.

grannyannie on 04/20/2015:
Have a lovely day!

biscottibody59 on 04/20/2015:
Liked your concert rundown:-)

Not a country fan for the most part--it kinda doesn't know what it is anymore, but it knows how to make a lot of money apparently.

I have been following the rise of Sturgill Simpson (sounds a lot like Waylon) and his guitarist is supposedly extremely gifted!

innerpeace - Saturday Apr 18, 2015

Weight: 308.2

Busy day today. Didn't get up until 9:00 and then the little girl and i went looking for an indoor garage sale, that is in two weeks. I just thought it was today and wanted to drive out of my way. We did find two garage sales and stopped at the Goodwill store. DH finally got home from work and we headed off to our Bag Lady tour, which consisted of 11 different stores from antique shops, gift stores, farm stores and a quilt shanty. I had so much fun driving around to them all. We got a late start and got to all of them but one before 5:00 pm.

Once home we had plan to go see the movie Home which was very cute. It was good.

B; iced coffee

Brunch: french toast and 3 pieces of bacon

D: turkey swiss market gfresh sandwich from Arby's. Not a good day for food,

Busy day tomorrow too; we have a book sale and tea tasting scheduled and I will have to find time for the dog park and laundry. I love busy weekends.

I am grateful for the weekends, I love spending time with my family

I am grateful for spring days that are sunny and beautiful that make outings like today so enjoyable.

I am grateful for the convenience of Siri, without her I would have been lost two or three times today.

Challenge day #20: Concerts I have attended: My first concert was Charlie Pride, my mom and step dad took me when I was 12. I then went on to see lots more. Alabama (3 times), George Strait (5 times), Hank Williams Jr., Lee Greenwood, Dolly Parton, Kenny Rogers, Sawyer Brown, Prince, Chicago, Tracy Lawrence, Mark Wills, Alan Jackson, Toby Keith, Trace Adkins, Cher, Joe Diffie, Mark Chestnut I know there are more but I can't remember the ones I saw and never made it biggger than home town celebrity.

Hope you all have a great weekend!

Progress as of today: 4.7 lbs lost so far, only 13.2 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/18/2015:
wow! you've seen soooo many concerts!!!!!!! I have only seen Bruno Mars, which was EXCELLENT! This coming June i'm going to see New Kids on the Block! Then, August, I will go to see Billy Joel and hopefully Earth, Wind & Fire! So, three concerts in the summer :)

I am also grateful for the spring days :)....as well as a good GPS :)

glad to hear you had a nice day, it's always nice to read a positive, thoughtful entry.

innerpeace - Friday Apr 17, 2015

Weight: 308.2

Slept very good last night, despite DH getting up and down, that will teach you to eat firey hot cheetos before you come to bed. He did let Steve out though and I got to sleep through the night, it's the little things.

Was up this morning and came to work, no one here for some reason. I am leaving early today. Tonight we are going to pick up DH's and little girl's new glasses. Tomorrow most of the day is filled with activities. I can't wait for the garage sales to start!

B: two pieces of whole grain toast, iced coffee

S: protein bar

L: chicken salad from grilled chicken last night on whole grain bread, pretzel pieces.

Not sure what is in store for dinner.

I'm grateful for toothpast, I can't image how people survived without in the days of yore.

I'm grateful for my mother for giving me life and guidance throughout my life.

I'm grateful for my dog, Steve, he has brought me joy, happiness and companionship.

Day 19: list all the places you have lived:

Del City, Oklahoma

Columbia, South Carolina

Tacoma, Washington

Seoul, Korea

Ansbach, Germany

Columbus, Georgia

Fayetteville, North Carolina

Damman, Saudi Arabia

Indianapolis, Indiana

Mililani, Waiawa, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii

Midwest City, Oklahoma

Elyria, Ohio

All the places I have lived for more than a month! I hope you all enjoy your weekend!

Progress as of today: 4.7 lbs lost so far, only 13.2 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/18/2015:
wow, you have lived all over...such cool places!!! Food sounds tasty :)

innerpeace - Thursday Apr 16, 2015

Weight: 308.2

I hit the snooze alarm five times, and couldn't get up to go to work. Sometimes you just need a mental health day.  I stayed home with Steve and hung out around the house. I did vacuum the living room, I trimmed the fat off some chicken and waiting for DH to get home to grill it.

B: two pieces of whole grain toast

L; turkey pastrami, swiss cheese and whole grain bread, honey mustard pretzel pieces

S: 1/2 peanut butter sandwich

D: grilled chicken, salad and baked beans

S: hot cocoa - it is still really chilly, it will be great when the chill is gone from the air and we can open up the house.

I am grateful for sick leave accrual, without it I wouldn't be able to enjoy a mental health day every once in awhile.

I am grateful for my fitbit it does make me feel bad when I don't get my steps in.

I am grateful for my home, I love a place where I can sit home and get some therapeutic time in.

Today is day 18 of journaling challenge: What TV show have you become addicted to? Well let me see. I can binge watch Law & Order, SVU, CSI and today I watched about five episodes of SuperNatural, which I loved, I don't know how long it's been on or how many seasons, but I just loed the shows I watched.

Lots of activities planned this weekend. I hope you all have a great night!

Progress as of today: 4.7 lbs lost so far, only 13.2 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/19/2015:
Yes, I am in definite full agreement with you about mental health days. I have to say this - our country really has some issues with its principles on employment and time off. No wonder so many people are sick - so many people so little vacation time, it is such a misfortune. I think it's sad :(

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