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little_one - Wednesday Oct 13, 2021
(low carb, sugar free)
Weight: 148.0

Yesterday ended up being amazing. I went to an event with The Minimalists. My sister wasn't able to go so I invited a random person from the meet up group. The event was amazing and Terri and I got along like we had been friends forever. Today my son and I are going out to lunch.

Bright Blessings and make good choices

If you don't mind, it doesn't matter...... Jack Benny

Progress as of today: 6 lbs lost so far, only 23 lbs to go!

PlayingQuietly on 10/13/2021:
good times! yaaa!


bearcountrygg on 10/13/2021:
Glad you had a great day,,,and met a new friend!


Donkey on 10/14/2021:
I looked into MeetUp several years ago, and there was nothing local. Most groups met up at a town that is about 45 minutes (drive) away. However, I just finished a book that also mentions MeetUp, and perhaps it's time I revisited that.


innerpeace on 10/14/2021:
MeetUPs, something I should look into....


Jacky82020 on 10/15/2021:
Glad you had a good time. Never heard of that group. Will google.


Maria7 on 10/15/2021:
Hope you had a wonderful lunch with your son.


Horn_of_plenty on 10/16/2021:
Great quote!

Sounds like you are spending your time well with people who are good company :) that is awesome!


Horn_of_plenty on 10/16/2021:
I don't really know that group either...tell us about it in your next entry please!


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little_one - Monday Oct 11, 2021
(low carb, sugar free)
Weight: 147.0

Feeling better today. I didn't get up until 11. However, I did get dressed, ate breakfast, fed and watered the cat and went food shopping. Now I need to do the laundry and then I will mostly be caught up.

Sheesh, forgot to put this.

Stay safe and make good choices.

"We cannot become what we need to be by remaining what we need to be."   Max DePree

 

 

Progress as of today: 7 lbs lost so far, only 22 lbs to go!

Jacky82020 on 10/11/2021:
Wish I could sleep in, but never could. Often up at 4:30 AM.

Sounds like a productive day!

Your bar graph is looking good! Congrats.

little_one on 10/11/2021:
Thanks. I've never been a morning person. I used to say the only time I watch the sunrise is when I've been up all night.


bearcountrygg on 10/11/2021:
I wish sometimes that I could stay awake later.....I fall asleep in a chair, at the computer...etc....by 9 usually.


Jacky82020 on 10/11/2021:
Me too, Bear, can’t stay up past 10-11, binge TV & eat. Up very early, Developing bad habit of waking up 1-3 AM & doing stuff on the iPad. Most of the loony fish forum ppl are in the UK, Australia or New Zealand, so they are up posting then


PlayingQuietly on 10/11/2021:
If I get 7hours sleep I feel like a million bucks~ most nights 4-6 hours is the norm


Donkey on 10/11/2021:
Hope you had a great day!


horn_of_plenty on 10/12/2021:
in my head, i am imagining you taking a watering can and "watering the cat." keep making those safe choices!


Maria7 on 10/13/2021:
Hope you are having a blessed day.


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little_one - Sunday Oct 10, 2021
(low carb, sugar free)
Weight: 148.0

Second time writting this post. Was almost finished when I somehow deleted it.

I've been eating too late at night. I know it's not healthy to eat just before bed. It does leave me foggy in the morning. On top of that, I've had a few days of big time sadness.

I'm on vacation for me. It's my birthday week. I realized last week that the only people I have to spend it with are my sister and son. My sister is up north closing on her house and seeing her neurologist. My son is up to his neck in alligators with school and work.

Okay, that's my moment of pitty party.

Stay safe and make good choices

"Time spent with cats is never wasted" Simund Freud

 

Progress as of today: 6 lbs lost so far, only 23 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 10/10/2021:
Happy Birthday to you in this coming week Little One....And welcome to diet Diaries....

little_one on 10/10/2021:
Thanks.


Jacky82020 on 10/10/2021:
Happy Birthday!

Alas, I consume the majority of my calories late, usually in bed, bingeing on medical dramas. Have read study after study that says calories more efficiently burned daytimes.

little_one on 10/10/2021:
I also watch medical dramas, detective dramas and mysteries.


Maria7 on 10/10/2021:
Wishing you a happy birthday. Today is my Dad's birthday.

little_one on 10/10/2021:
Happy birthday to your dad. Are you spending it with him? My dad turned 91 this year. I'm glad to still have him in my life.


PlayingQuietly on 10/10/2021:
Happy birthday dear little_one!


Maria7 on 10/10/2021:
No...he was killed in a car wreck when I was little. He was very young. That is wonderful that your Dad is 91 and I am happy you still have him, too. My Mama passed in June of this year. She was 90.


Donkey on 10/10/2021:
I'm so sorry you've been struggling with sadness. That is really hard.


Horn_of_plenty on 10/10/2021:
I have deleted a post accidentally many a time on here!!! so sorry !!

Happy Bday this week! you know, even if you cannot be with them to celebrate, you can chat on the phone with them. then, in better timing, you will celebrate when everyone can be there. things get in the way; but i am sure you all will find a good day to celebrate soon. <3 being crazy with covid times; and people somewhat busier now; i never really have plans for my bday, especially if during the week i do not celebrate until a weekend.


Horn_of_plenty on 10/10/2021:
i agree with donkey, i hope you feel better soon. emotions can be difficult at times! but we weren't meant to be "only happy all the time!"


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little_one - Sunday Oct 03, 2021
(low carb, sugar free)
Weight: 149.0

Still taking care of me. Yesterday I got my veggies and fruit as the rain held off. Today I finished my other shopping. Small victory, no sweets in my basket.

Now I'm trying to get my appartment straightened out. The clutter and mess increase my anxiety.

Stay safe and make good choices.

Life is what you make it. Always has been, always will be.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

Progress as of today: 5 lbs lost so far, only 24 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 10/03/2021:
No sweets in the basket...YIPPEE!!!! That's a major accomplishment.


Donkey on 10/03/2021:
Clutter and mess cause me anxiety too -- unfortunately, I'm married to a man who has borderline hoarder tendancies.


Maria7 on 10/04/2021:
A belated welcome to DD! I've not been posting much, getting over Covid 19 but getting better. Yes, clutter is not good. We donated a lot of things we had been keeping for a long time, some even sentimental. Now we have more space. Feels better, too. Rather have the spaciousness and less clutter. Have a good day.


PlayingQuietly on 10/08/2021:
yippee for no sweets in basket


Jacky82020 on 10/08/2021:
Hey! Little O, what’s up?

little_one on 10/10/2021:
Sorry, didn't mean to drop off the radar.


Jacky82020 on 10/10/2021:
you’re here! yay! Several here post infrequently



little_one - Saturday Oct 02, 2021
(low carb, sugar free)
Weight: 149.0

Finally under 150.

My reaction to the crazyness at work is causing a lot of stress. Ended the work day yesturday with savoring half a chocolate bar. Threw the other half in the trash. A trick I learned from a friend.

It's almost noon so I guess I should get out of bed.

Today is clean out the refrigerator because tomorrow is shopping day. I should probably make Saturday my farmers market day. Walking in the fresh air would give me exercise and a destress. For some reason everything hurts today and I am feeling my age. I'm sure the age thing is my upcoming birthday.

Wow, I've been up for almost an hour and haven't had my coffee. Hugs to all, just because.

Stay safe and make good choices

Progress as of today: 5 lbs lost so far, only 24 lbs to go!

Jacky82020 on 10/02/2021:
Oh, I have been throwing away cakes, cookies & candy bars for decades. Not fast enough at some times.

Need to clean fridge too.


Donkey on 10/02/2021:
There seems to be a lot of work stress going on around here. I'm so sorry.

Maybe you ache because of all the stress that you've been under this week. That is to say that the mental stress has manifested itself physically.

Hugs to you too - hope you've had a cuppa by now :-)

little_one on 10/02/2021:
Sure did. Coffee, eggs with onions and olives. I think it's going to rain but I'm off to the market anyway.



little_one - Thursday Sep 30, 2021
(low carb, sugar free)
Weight: 150.0

Forgot to weigh yesterday. Oooops.

Today has been good. My sister and I had brunch together. I'm glad we are back to being friends. We're 5 years apart so my high school years were difficult for both of us.

The Samantha beast. Excuse all the fur by the wall.

 

Almost forgot, Stay safe and make good choices.

Progress as of today: 4 lbs lost so far, only 25 lbs to go!

innerpeace on 09/30/2021:
Beautiful cat!


horn_of_plenty on 09/30/2021:
stunning cat. perfect for halloween and all year!

i also didn't get along well with sister like ever. we think too differently. but we get along now, although not close. we are both in late 30's. 3 years apart.

little_one on 09/30/2021:
As long as you are both breathing, there is always time to get close.


Jacky82020 on 09/30/2021:
OMG! Too cute! Resembles my fat boy, the 15 pds guy who should be 11 & is 15. He is what they call a medium long hair.


Donkey on 10/01/2021:
Beautiful cat! My 3 are short-haired, so it's nice to see pictures of longer haired cats :-)

My boy cat is black. My girls are brown tabby (Old Kitty) and then a tortie (Baby Kitty).



little_one - Tuesday Sep 28, 2021
(low carb, sugar free)
Weight: 152.0

Good day today food wise. Work wise, lets just say I need more anger management help, but at least I didn't hurt my co-worker. Now I get to be home with the fur ball.

 

Be safe and make good choices.

Bright blessings from the little one.

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 27 lbs to go!

Horn_of_plenty on 09/28/2021:
so many of us have pets here!!! let's see...Bear, Happy, InnerP, I think Maria but maybe not anymore,Jacky and I...Legs i'm not sure....we all have pets! I think Kathy does too! welcome to the pet club. love my pets too.

Work is sometimes aggravating yes! it really depends on who your coworkers are! :)


Jacky82020 on 09/28/2021:
Love pets! I have 3 cats, 2 dogs, several fish tanks, 1 parrot and a dove, and now 2 axotles, pink salamanders.

What’s your fur baby?

What kinda job do you have? My most recent regular job was teaching high school.

little_one on 09/28/2021:
You have your own zoo. I've got a black Main Coon Mix. It's difficult to get a picture of her.Your axotles are beautiful.

I'm a nurse anesthetist doing sedation for an office practice. I've been there 2 years. Love the docs and the patients but I have 2 co-workers who don't seem to understand that I'm responsible for the patients until they leave. 2 years and my son is done with college. Then I retire for real.


bearcountrygg on 09/28/2021:
Great that you had a good food day....


happy-1 on 09/28/2021:
I have days where I just want to be at home with my cat too. If you don't need bail money, you're doing ok.

little_one on 09/29/2021:
Nope, no bail money. Besides, we have land in South Carolina to bury the bodies.


Donkey on 09/28/2021:
I'm with Happy - her comment made me totally laugh, probably because it's so true. I've had days like that.

I have 3 cats and they all love my daughter.


Jacky82020 on 09/29/2021:
A Maine Coon! Love love love them! The cat I would choose if some stray or feral didn’t periodically wander into the yard. Worked 2 years with one feral before he fully accepted me. Now he’s a happy house cat!

How much does your kitty weigh?

Well here’s hoping those coworkers of yours wise up soon enough!

little_one on 09/29/2021:
Samantha weighs 20 pounds but she is now on a diet. Vet wants her to lose 4 pounds or so. She's 13 and having problems getting up on things and hyperthyroid.

Rescued her last August (2020).


innerpeace on 09/29/2021:
LOL - same - Happy-1 comment I laughed out loud!

I have two dogs - one is mine and the other thinks he is (he belongs to my husband). I have had cats all my life - my husband says NO.


Jacky82020 on 09/29/2021:
One of my cats weighs 15 & he should weigh 11 like the other two. I am trying to limit their food. 2/3 cans wet food per day and about the same for kibble. That’s for each. Almost always some kibble left overnight. They gobble up the wet food.

little_one on 09/29/2021:
Samantha gets 1/3 cup dried food in the morning and then in the evening. Turned her nose up at wet food. Works for me.


Jacky82020 on 09/29/2021:
Wow! My cats go crazy for wet food. The dogs too, but I make theirs



little_one - Monday Sep 27, 2021
(low carb, sugar free)
Weight: 152.0

The road to hell is paved with good intentions.

That was me today. Didn't do well when I offered to buy pizza for the team. We worked hard and I thought we could all use some lunch. Should have known that was a bad idea. At least I didn't feel like burrying my co-workers. That's an improvement.

 

Stay safe and make good choices.

Bright blessing from the little one.

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 27 lbs to go!

Jacky82020 on 09/27/2021:
We all have our pizza lapses, then it’s back in the saddle.


Donkey on 09/28/2021:
That was a very nice gesture on your part. My Boss is always bringing in pastries and really unhealthy stuff for "breakfast". I bring my own lunch and 2 snacks with me every day to work, to prevent going off the rails.



little_one - Sunday Sep 26, 2021
(low carb, sugar free)
Weight: 154.0

First entry

This is my attemp for accountability. I have always been at the upper end of the healthy/fat weight chart. At 69 next month, it is time for me to be my best. At 5 even, I know that the weight I carry is too much.

I am mostly eating clean. No sugar, grains, legumes or processed foods. Well that's the goal.

 

Be safe and make good choices.

Bright Blessings from the little one

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 29 lbs to go!

horn_of_plenty on 09/26/2021:
Hello little ! I am quite short too. Just a little over 5’1”! Welcome to this group we are all ages and it’s always nice to have a new member stop in :)

little_one on 09/27/2021:
Thank you for the welcome.


Donkey on 09/27/2021:
Welcome, welcome! I've always considered myself a shortie, being 5'3". Aside from my aunt, I'm the shortest one in my family by far. But here, I guess I'm one of the tall ones, LOL!

I look forward to reading about your journey. This is a great place to be accountable and get helpful feedback. I hope you think so, too! :-)

little_one on 09/27/2021:
I blame my mom. She was 5 even but my dad was 5'10.


Jacky82020 on 09/27/2021:
Welcome!

I was 5’2” and shrunk down to 5’1”. Read that most women lose 2 inches from 30-70 & I’m right about in the middle. Not sure if spinal discs compress or what. Sucks! So when I’m your age I will be as little. That’s life!

little_one on 09/27/2021:
I was 5'1" in high school. That was a loooonggg time ago.


Jacky82020 on 09/27/2021:
Then you are not progressing as quickly as me. That’s great! I was 5’2” back then, decades ago.


happy-1 on 09/28/2021:
I tower over you at 5'10". Welcome!



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