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Rainbow! - Friday Sep 30, 2022
(Protein Drinks)
Weight: 147.2

 I see what went wrong, but I have no idea why. My start weight was changed from 150 to 1. lol

Progress as of today: 2.8 lbs lost so far, only 22.2 lbs to go!

Jacky82020 on 09/30/2022:
That’s weird! At least you figured it out.


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Rainbow! - Friday Sep 30, 2022
(Protein Drinks)
Weight: 150.2

Dear Diary,

Here's my big thrill of the week.   Some girls in my class said I was getting skinny and they wanted to to know my secret.   I told them to keep away from the cafeteria vending machine junk and bring healthier food from home.   I fully expect to be ignored.

Love,

Rainbow 

Progress as of today: -149.2 lbs lost so far, only 25.2 lbs to go!

Rainbow! on 09/30/2022:
My graphs are messed up! I will have to take a closer look.

Rainbow! on 09/30/2022:
It’s not making any sense. Hopefully since it auto-messed up, it will autocorrect.


happy-1 on 09/30/2022:
Of course it will be ignored. Anything obvious will be ignored.


Jacky82020 on 09/30/2022:
It’s a shame they even allow those vending machines at schools. I worked for a small town newspaper once and had to cover an event at the elementary school. I was shocked at how many kids were overweight. To top it all off, they had a midmorning snack of these huge cinnamon rolls with chocolate milk. And the free lunch wasn't much better.


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Jacky82020 - Friday Sep 30, 2022
(Eat less & exercise more)
Weight: 112.8

 

Low carb major score at Ollie's! 

Paid less than 30% of the Amazon price.   1 carb in the Slim Fast and 3 in the Pure Protein ones, but the PP bag is significantly bigger, & 130 vs 80 Cals.   No idea how low I have to go on carbs to get the numbers I want: 80 on glucose and 4.5 on the A1C.   Been doing 25-50 grams a day.  Will retest in a month.   Matt had a great idea for increasing my healthy RBC count.   Donating blood.   I have done that for specific people, but would not just walk into the Red Cross and let them have some.    Now maybe if they paid like the plasma center......

Had a whopper jr, no bun, just the meat lettuce, tomato & onions.   Not bad. But I think the fried chicken without the bun will taste a lot better.   Returning to fat free Greek yogurt.  Gonna look for sugar free no or low carb hard candy. 

Progress as of today: 21.2 lbs lost so far, only 7.8 lbs to go!

Rainbow! on 09/30/2022:
Big score. All of that keto stuff is expensive. I feel like running to a Ollie’s now. I could use something salty and crispy and not liquid


happy-1 on 09/30/2022:
I was thinking about donating blood to see if it helps with fatigue. Why don’t you want to donate?

Jacky82020 on 09/30/2022:
I am not giving away something they will sell for a small fortune. I will and have donated for specific needy people. I’m even in a bone marrow registry & would help an otherwise terminal person. But in decades, they never called.

Jacky82020 on 09/30/2022:
I am not giving away something they will sell for a small fortune. I will and have donated for specific needy people. I’m even in a bone marrow registry & would help an otherwise terminal person. But in decades, they never called.


happy-1 on 09/30/2022:
And the rule is to see very different numbers keep carbs at 15g per meal, 45g per day, then increase from there till you see numbers you want and carbs you can live with. That’s about 1.5 cups of vegetables.

I just had to remove all fiber-enriched foods like keto bread. Apparently my body doesn’t like them. It doesn’t use the net carbs, it uses all the carbs and the fiber just makes me poop more.

Jacky82020 on 09/30/2022:
The rule is there’s no hard & fast rules. I’ve been reading this net carb stuff is junk science, a marketing ploy. So disappointed!

This means the Aldi’s keto & other 0 or low nets carbs is bogus. These fiber carbs are real carbs & I’m getting a lot of good info from the American Diabetes Association, or whatever they call themselves. The keto 0 net carb breads have the same carbs as the Sara Lee wheat diet bread I use, 17 per two slices. I will especially miss bread and my high fiber English muffins.

Jacky82020 on 09/30/2022:
The rule is there’s no hard & fast rules. I’ve been reading this net carb stuff is junk science, a marketing ploy. So disappointed!

This means the Aldi’s keto & other 0 or low nets carbs is bogus. These fiber carbs are real carbs & I’m getting a lot of good info from the American Diabetes Association, or whatever they call themselves. The keto 0 net carb breads have the same carbs as the Sara Lee wheat diet bread I use, 17 per two slices. I will especially miss bread and my high fiber English muffins.


Jacky82020 on 09/30/2022:
Now I’m getting the yellow screen too! But post goes up. Weird old website here.

Jacky82020 on 09/30/2022:
And it’s posting twice!


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coffee&calories - Friday Sep 30, 2022
(Calorie Counting)
Weight: 0.0

 Day 3 here we go!

I had one bowl left of my cabbage sauté and for some reason felt like a savory breakfast so I mixed it with egg whites an egg some cheese and half of a smoky sausage. Holy it was so good. But it didn't last me. By 11 AM I was so craving some carbs or sugar or some thing! I thought that was supposed to keep me full lol anyways came in at 365 cals

I came really close to buying a muffin and coffee out while I was waiting, but managed not to and came home and made buckwheat pancakes with sugar-free maple syrup, a little butter and a tablespoon of almond butter with black coffee 335

Jacky82020 on 09/30/2022:
You’re doing great!

I used to buy those big delicious muffins back in the day at Costco. But! Averaged 500 calories each. Shockingly high, but soooooooo hood.


Rainbow! on 09/30/2022:
Toss some cayenne pepper on the cabbage and make it savory!


happy-1 on 09/30/2022:
Oooh pepper, cabbage, eggs, and sausage. Yum!


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legcramps - Friday Sep 30, 2022

Weight: 0.0

September 27 - 6,463 steps, coaching 1 hour

September 28 - 9,049 steps, coaching 1 hour, stairclimb 30 minutes

September 29 - 7,775 steps, coaching 1 hour


Nice. Getting there!

Did my weekly stairclimb on Wednesday night. I have coached every day this week - today is my day off and then i'm coaching again Saturday morning. That's been helping with getting in my steps.

I slept in 10 extra minutes this morning, didn't even hear my alarm! That's the first time in awhile where i've slept through my alarm. Thank goodness I woke up. I think that means I need to get some sleep in this weekend.

On Sunday I get to spend time with my friends and my godson - we are going to go to a corn maze. More steps for me!

I've been eating toast and peanut butter for breakfast this week. It's just easy and quick. I would like to try overnight oats with yogurt, but I have been too lazy in the evenings to get it ready. I've also been drinking more coffee this week and less water, and I need to fix that asap.

Lunch today is garlic & dill sauerkraut with sausage and veggies. It is pretty good, I had it for supper last night. A bit spicy. There is a local lady who makes sauerkraut and she has a dill pickle flavor I want to try. Great source of fiber, vitamins and minerals!

I don't know what supper will be, but there's lots of cooked chicken and beef in the fridge so we will need to use it up... maybe a chicken stir fry would be good for tonight.

happy-1 on 09/30/2022:
A corn maze sounds like so much fun!

I set up overnight oats in batches in mason jars and keep them in the pantry, like one of those prepackaged cups you just add water to. I mix it up in empty tubs of protein powder.

legcramps on 09/30/2022:
Ah, that's a great idea. I need to set it up this way, then I can just grab a jar and fill it with almond milk when I want one for the morning. Thanks!


Jacky82020 on 09/30/2022:
Send me a message and my dogs will come rescue you if you get lost in the maze. Of course, you’ll have to buy them cheeseburgers after.


Rainbow! on 09/30/2022:
You are stepping faster and faster!


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happy-1 - Friday Sep 30, 2022
(Week 2: Add walks after F75 meals, 30 min yoga)
Weight: 246.0

Fri 9-30-22 8am:

Struggled to get to sleep last night. Slept late.. 7:30. Light on REM (1:08) but sugar is down. Weight dropped a lb but I weighed in after I drank coffee (heavily diluted, I needed it for asthma).   Breakfast is an F75 meal. Actually not still snacky after which is a sign they are working.

Looking for a meal delivery option for next week since I accidentally skipped next week's delivery and it's too late to go back and change it. Found one that delivers 2 days after order, but it is more expensive. I could buy premade stuff from Costco or Aldi's like thise Kevin's meals and rotisserie chicken, cauliflower rice, and some cream cheese dip, but I have to check the carbs on that. Which means that goes back to being what I do all day instead of all the yoga I did last week and paperwork/chores this week.

Sugar was still lower this AM though I took fasting sugar 2.5h later so it was a little higher at 182... still, I feel like I am on the right track.

Progress as of today: 71 lbs lost so far, only 86 lbs to go!

happy-1 on 09/30/2022:
Inch by inch…

happy-1 on 09/30/2022:
At some point, 2 servings of keto snack mix.

2:20 F75 meal. Got so busy I forgot to eat!!! Good thing! Also drink water… bad thing. Catching up now.

happy-1 on 09/30/2022:
Also, score 1 for me fighting through overwhelm and anxiety to get things done.

happy-1 on 09/30/2022:
170g cheesecake at some point.

Ran out at 3:30 to do a quick errand. I feel sticky and gross.

2 servings keto mix

1 peanut butter cup

5pm… just realized it was time to eat dinner so I ate a bunch of snacks instead.

Having my end of day meltdown. All I want is a bunch of carbs. I’d even eat a giant salad to get them.

happy-1 on 09/30/2022:
Why are there only pizza and pharma commercials on hulu?

Things I would like to eat right now:

Pizza

A whole gallon of ice cream

Ribs

Garlic bread


legcramps on 09/30/2022:
It's so nice that you have meal delivery. I have been searching and waiting for something like this locally, but nothing yet. Maybe I need to start something up!

happy-1 on 09/30/2022:
I think that would be a great business for you! Position it as athletic catering for an upcoming event?

happy-1 on 09/30/2022:
I can’t do it forever but I can pull it off for 6 weeks and get myself back up on my feet blood sugar-wise.

happy-1 on 09/30/2022:
You know, Donkey has a point. Maybe I should go become a yoga instructor. Where would I start?


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Donkey - Friday Sep 30, 2022
(Moderate eating w recumbent bike, walking, weights)
Weight: 149.0

I keep seeing the "orange screen of death" when I post comments this morning, so I'll try to keep this short.

I am on a very good, positive streak, when it comes to eating. Yesterday was another successful day.  No sugar-diving after dinner, although I had a 80-calorie cup of hot chocolate after dinner, and it was very satisfying.  I'm good with that.

I had a GREAT weights workout with shoulders this morning.  Usually, when I know I need to do weights but don't feel like it, I resort to working the shoulders, but today, I actually WANTED to work them out.  Need to do back and chest soon.

Hoping for a quiet day at work, because the Boss will be out for most of it. Queen Bee will also not be coming in today. I may try to leave shortly after 4pm if at all possible.  Saturday, I am meeting up with my mom and sister in Madison, WI, to see sister's new house and have brunch.  I will order lunch, as I'm not really into the big breakfast fare.  IF I want to go to the gym, I really will need to do it before we leave at 9am - so this means EARLY and I"m not so good with EARLY on a Saturday morning.  I have to do it early because I will be mentally exhausted after this outing.

So a quiet Friday today will help set me up for a busy Saturday, with a quiet Sunday to recover.  Not ideal, but that's my plan for managing stress, food, fatigue, and exercise.

Progress as of today: 37.5 lbs lost so far, only 14 lbs to go!

horn_of_plenty on 09/30/2022:
I got the orange screen of death last night. but my comments posted, i had not realized, each time, before the screen of death...

Glad you are doing well, on your great streak of eating. A little sugar helps me too, re your cup of hot chocolate :)

i will be joining you with a strength workout in a little bit, i'm off today because i have a type of overnight training with my union division a couple hours east on Long Island starting tomorrow.

How far is the drive to Madison, WI?

lunch will have many more options than breakfast, yea.

My saturday will be crazy early....leave apt at 4:15am...doing this so i don't have to go tonight and sleep over two nights...so i'm just getting up really early on the day the events start to make it (it will be easy with today being off - than if i worked today and had to wake up so early tomorrow after working the day before, LOL)


horn_of_plenty on 09/30/2022:
oh so yeah, i'm doing the same to manage stress....a quieter day today..so i can do tomorrow :) same as you.


legcramps on 09/30/2022:
I have the same thing happening with the orange screen. I posted a comment a couple times before I realized it was actually working ;)

I'm glad you had a good weights workouts - I love doing upper body strength.


happy-1 on 09/30/2022:
I get the orange screen of death to, but it still records rhe comment.

It sounds like the time off gave you a lot of breathing room to recenter and get balanced, your overall tone is so much improved.


Jacky82020 on 09/30/2022:
Youtr doing great, Donkey!

I’m blessed. Haven’t seen the yellow screen for a while. Kinda miss it. LOL


Rainbow! on 09/30/2022:
The yellow screen? Do I have something to look forward to? Or it scary?


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coffee&calories - Thursday Sep 29, 2022
(Calorie Counting)
Weight: 0.0

First of all, HOP I'm sooo glad to see you commenting again! We really need you around here :) You're an OG among us newer folks :)))

So I know I "start over" like almost everyday but here we go again. im always tinkering. My current idea is this: I'm really trying to focus on just hitting my calories (aiming for roughly 1600), and avoid the scale for an undetermined amount of time as I've noticed it really does alter my behaviour when I otherwise might have stuck something out. The goal is to not let my daily weight dictate how I eat, as I think I tend towards a mentality of "lets see what I can get away with". Anyways, starting weight around 121.2 I believe was yesterday. I'm thinking to wait maybe until Christmas time to weigh again. We'll see if I can do this. May need to adjust course. Yesterday I did well at 1600 approx.

Eats today!

Breakfast was a pkg of oatmeal, tbsp almond butter, half banana and an apple - 330

Lunch was sauteed cabbage (made a whole head and split it up into 4 bowls so I know the calories), with a little chili and cheese on top - 225

Snacking currently...papaya, some grapes, coffee and a croissant - 280

Dinner turned out to be this and that. Made kids some steamed broccoli so ate some before we left. Took my oldest to McD's while twins were at music. So I had some of her big mac (no cheese), a handful of fries, a couple spoons of ice cream sundae. Decided to surprise twins with happy meals, they were delighted, and finished half of one's hamburger. At home I made my husband chicken drumsticks, naan and sauteed spinach (had one piece chicken, bite spinach). Finished off leftover fruit from kids (apple slices and grapes). Awhile later made cinnamon tea with milk and had 1.5 digestive cookies. This all totalled 715 

Around 1550-1600

Another successful day! I'm really loving just focussing on the food & calories 100% If I weigh myself, I know if i see no progress I'll get mad and give up. So I literally had to put the scale in my closet as it's way too tempting first thing in the morning to hop on!

Jacky82020 on 09/29/2022:
Yep, HoP is OG & it’s great to see her. I weigh myself almost everyday as it can quickly get out of hand. But I think Donkey does it weekly & I may try the same. I really can’t tell by how clothing fits. Always went for loose joggers, the new word for sweats apparently. LOL

coffee&calories on 09/29/2022:
It’s true I totally agree it can get out of hand. I’m a daily weigher as well. But I think if I judge myself based on my calorie totals, I am experienced enough to know if I’m overdoing it, know what I mean


Jacky82020 on 09/29/2022:
You’ll do fine without daily weighins. It’s just become a habit for me. Scale right next to the toilet so I take a naked AM pee and hop on. LOL


SomeFineDay on 09/29/2022:
The cabbage meal sounds very good and very nutritious.

coffee&calories on 09/30/2022:
It is sooo good! Don’t know why but I love cabbage :)


Donkey on 09/30/2022:
I agree with your approach 100%! Get the eating behaviors under control - sustain this habit - and then you can weigh in.

I'm not sure if you heard about my 6-month experiment I did with myself, long ago. I was 169 (at 5'3"). I made a resolution with myself, after the Christmas holidays, to stop weighing in for 6 months. All I would do is focus on making better food choices, watching portion control, drinking more water, and walking more.

The deal was that I would weigh in on my birthday, which is towards the end of July. I think I made it to the end of June, before I weighed in, and I weighed in at 141.

What brought me to this challenge was that I was going crazy with weighing in, binge eating, gaining weight. I was letting the scale drive me crazy; it was out of control.

coffee&calories on 09/30/2022:
Oh my goodness I did not know you accomplished that! That is amazing, inspiring, and exactly what I’m trying to do. How long ago did you do this? Have you kept it off since? It is so funny that that is literally my problem and it is so nice to see that you corrected a similar issue with the same plan! Thank you so much for sharing.


happy-1 on 09/30/2022:
Hugs! Good mindset and healthy choices!

I think we all start over every day.

coffee&calories on 09/30/2022:
Thanks Happy! I suppose you’re right :)


legcramps on 09/30/2022:
I am sure that, to some extent, we all start over every day. It's important to try and be as consistent as possible - you've got this!

coffee&calories on 09/30/2022:
Yes yes you got it! Consistency is exactly what I’m aiming for - and something i’ve rarely been able to accomplish. But I’m going strong on day three!


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SomeFineDay - Thursday Sep 29, 2022
(Eat healthy and take long walks)
Weight: 143.0

 
 I am doimg good on the treadmill but Little Bobby is too busy watching TV to recharge the batteries.  I am treading a wee bit faster and a wee bit lomger. Progress! The church yoga teacher has time for a extra meeting Saturday.  She has been doing yoga for, I think, 30 years and can bend like a pretzaL. LOL. 

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 18 lbs to go!

happy-1 on 09/29/2022:
Little Bobby needs a virtual spanking.


Jacky82020 on 09/29/2022:
Lol, what Happy said. I am always forgetting to recharge mine too. The yoga class sounds terrific!


horn_of_plenty on 09/29/2022:
nice job on your walking and increased pace! always do what you can and if any pain, lay off!

next, the yoga sounds wonderful! Donkey here has done a bit of yoga. and i used to long ago (over 10yrs ago). I still do a few stretches i learned in yoga bc i feel much better when i do. but i do the stretches more as part of a strength / weights routine; with some yoga stretches added in.


Donkey on 09/30/2022:
If I could go back in time, I wish I would have been introduced to yoga back in my 20's. I really, really could have benefited in a MAJOR way, mentally and physically, by adding this to my life.

Now in my 50's, it's harder to establish yoga as a habit. But I still love it.

Recharge that battery! (lol)


legcramps on 09/30/2022:
Oh I always forget to charge things! I'm just like poor Bobby.


Rainbow! on 09/30/2022:
Uh oh. Do you need a virtual spanking too?


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Jacky82020 - Thursday Sep 29, 2022
(Eat less & exercise more)
Weight: 112.8

FOR RAINBOW!   My favorite spicy low cal drink. Think 5-10 cal per big mug. Works well with any hot sauce.


 I see many egg/spinach/cheese frittatas in my future.   Had  last slice of one made a few days back yesterday.  Maybe 5 g carbs top. Plan on baking another one today.  I made a beef and potato stew for Matt. Usually add onions and carrots but didn't have any.     Had some terrific wheat rolls from the Cheesecake Facfory, actually day old at Walmart. Don't much like beef, but normally would have soaked the rolls in the gravy and pigged down on bread and potatoes.  Shudder to think of the carb count!   Has ro be close to 200.   I got through yesterday with about 35 grams: one protein drink, the frittata and lots of coffee and almond milk.   And of course, everyone has a different definition of low carb.  I am anxious to check out the keto foods at Ollie's and Aldi's tomorrow.   And plan to keep carbs well under 50 grams a day.

The worst part of this low carb diet will be sharply curtailing or eliminating our weekend fast food jaunts.   I love them!  Gonna see if I can determine the carbs in a crunchy deep fried chicken sandwich if don't eat the bread.   BK &  other places are using a sweet Hawaiian tule role and it's the best.

EDIT.   Predictably I'm seeing different carb counts for the chicken sandwich  & burgers without the bread. None really bad. Range is 7-17 grams. Now I have to check the carb count in the Aldi's keto bread and decide if I can use it toasted or should ditch the bread entirely.   And sadly, no more onion rings and fries for me, at least until I get this under control.

Progress as of today: 21.2 lbs lost so far, only 7.8 lbs to go!

SandiJ on 09/29/2022:
We need to try this frittata thing. Is it hard to make? No one in the family likes cooking, hence all the eating out, delivery and take out. We are getting too fat and wasting money. Excellent job on tackling the carb control!

Jacky82020 on 09/29/2022:
It’s really easy! Take one quart container of Egg Beaters (I use the Walmart generic) add 1 or 2 bags of microwaved frozen chopped spinach ( I use a colander to get rid of excess water) and then add a cup or two or grated cheese. I get the ones already grated in the bag. Cook about 45 min at 400. It will puff up real pretty but then fall. You can tell if it’s properly cooked by sticking in a thin knife and seeing when it comes out with no residue. Easy!


coffee&calories on 09/29/2022:
I remember doing some kind of glucose test, maybe it was the A1C, and thinking to myself that my result wasn't very impressive to me lol I should go back and look what it was. I just remember that I thought it would be much better but the doc never said anything about it. My RBC, hematocrit and hemoglobin have been chronically low for years. Not sure why. Actually speaking to a hematologist in October. It sounds like you are doing great and really putting in an effort with the low carb - nice job!

Jacky82020 on 09/29/2022:
Probably your numbers were ok or they would have said something. I really like MyChart that has all the results, usually posted on the same day as the blood draw. You can compare them over the years.

There’s a lot of BS on MyChart as well. Contains the doctor’s notes for your visit and mine are often shocking dishonest. Says he discussed all this stuff with me and never mentioned a thing. Also makes the exam seem more extensive.


coffee&calories on 09/29/2022:
How interesting. I am able to access my labs too, but no doc notes. That would be fascinating to read alongside

Jacky82020 on 09/29/2022:
Are you using MyChart? That has for me and People I know both the labs and notes. Quest/ACL does only labs. I swear, think a law was passed that they HAD to release notes to the patients electronically like on MyChart, but could be I’m wrong or it’s a state thing.. Wait! Aren’t you in canada? Then may well be totally different than US


SomeFineDay on 09/29/2022:
I love that blue stove! I liked the 1950 appliances. So many pretty colors, even pink.


happy-1 on 09/29/2022:
The Factor75 meals have about 1/2 cup veggies total… with a double protein portion and a cream cheese sauce as their formula… I was really surprised at how limiting the veggies this week helped my sugar drop.


horn_of_plenty on 09/29/2022:
i would ditch the bread entirely because you will lose the flavor perhaps with the fried chicken if you eat it with the usually stretchy, flavor lacking low carb bread. that's my personal feeling.

if in your place, i might need to eat it with a very large salad - the fried chicken. maybe a diet coke also....my mouth is salivating thinking of fried chicken actually!

the frittata sounds excellent.

thanks for the kind words, Jacky!


Donkey on 09/30/2022:
I second the spicy broth & vinegar drink - actually quite yummy!

I think you should be able to continue enjoying an occasional fast food treat by eliminating the bun. Most keto groups I've belonged to in the past go this route.


legcramps on 09/30/2022:
My aunt always used to make breakfast quiche and it was so delicious and very low carb, high protein. I should get the recipe and give it a try sometime.

Jacky82020 on 09/30/2022:
I can see how it would be if done without crust.


Rainbow! on 09/30/2022:
Thanks for the spicy drink. I used red wine vinegar but plan to buy malt. It’s great on fried fish.


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SandiJ - Thursday Sep 29, 2022
(Not a good one)
Weight: 224.6

 We went two whole days with no delivery, no takeout , no fast food.   My daughter wants to put the money saved in a big cookie jar like they do in old movies.  We did use some Healthy  Choice frozen dinners and canned soup. The soup wasn't bad in calories but my husband hated the diet bread toast and put tons of butter on every slice.  This weekend we are trying grilling chicken and hamburgers in the backyard.   My husband wants enough for a few meals to save on the charcoal. LOL After all the money he blows on pizza deliveries and tipping the kid.

 

Progress as of today: 0.4 lbs lost so far, only 99.6 lbs to go!

coffee&calories on 09/29/2022:
Good job!!!


Jacky82020 on 09/29/2022:
I use Healthy Choice about once a week, those raviolis bowls. Buy the Progressive low sodium soup and cook up grilled cheese sandwiches in my great big electric frying pan. Can do four together.


SomeFineDay on 09/29/2022:
You have a very hood plan. It will save you money and have less fatty salty foods.


happy-1 on 09/29/2022:
I love this idea… save the money for non-food rewards!


horn_of_plenty on 09/29/2022:
your daughter's plan is great. fast food is def more expensive on average than freshly homemade. i notice a savings when i do less takeout!


Donkey on 09/30/2022:
It's hard when you're in a family that doesn't like to cook.


legcramps on 09/30/2022:
He's doing some food prep - that's great!!! ;)


Rainbow! on 09/30/2022:
You’re on the right path! Keep on trekking.


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happy-1 - Thursday Sep 29, 2022
(Week 2: Add walks after F75 meals, 30 min yoga)
Weight: 247.0

Thurs 9-29-22 7:50 am:

Small successes:

Small setbacks...

Today I will wait to eat till 9am and drink a ton of water. Then I will start my day.

Progress as of today: 70 lbs lost so far, only 87 lbs to go!

happy-1 on 09/29/2022:
Inch by inch

happy-1 on 09/29/2022:
8am - F75 meal. Too hungry to wait.

9am - Keto snack mix, 2 servings.

Did a little paperwork to rip the bandaid off

10 - Therapy

More paperwork. Sitting on hold to ask a question… 2h wait

Discovered new $6 comfort earrings need to be inserted from the back… I need a second set of hands to put them on. Ugh!

12 - F75 meal. Still on hold. Doing dishes.

happy-1 on 09/29/2022:
1pm 60g raw almonds. Still on hold.

happy-1 on 09/29/2022:
3:15pm. Taking a break… My brain is just scrambled… the call, the paperwork and my collassal f ups…

At least I did one good thing for my uncle… I told him to go get a follow up PCR test and it came back negative for COVID.

happy-1 on 09/29/2022:
3:45 all caught up on everyone’s DD logs. 0.001% better quality human ;-)

happy-1 on 09/29/2022:
4pm - F75 meal, 2 servings keto mix, 100g cheesecake

happy-1 on 09/29/2022:
4pm - F75 meal, 2 servings keto mix, 100g cheesecake

happy-1 on 09/29/2022:
4pm F75 meal, 2 servings keto mix, 100g cheesecake

happy-1 on 09/29/2022:
4pm F75 meal, 2 servings keto mix, 100g cheesecake

happy-1 on 09/29/2022:
7pm - 2 servings keto trail mix

happy-1 on 09/29/2022:
8pm Took melatonin

9pm Totally bummed and defeated. I still can’t find critical paperwork and I’m so tired. On kind of a negative spin and I’d really like a turkey sandwich but I just yawned and I should try to fall asleep now

happy-1 on 09/29/2022:
9:30 succumbed to 1/2 a turkey sandwich with cheese and avocado


horn_of_plenty on 09/29/2022:
i would liike to congratulate you on your successes.

happy-1 on 09/29/2022:
Hugs!!! It is good to see you commenting here! Miss your posts!


horn_of_plenty on 09/29/2022:
i would like to congratulate you on your successes.


Donkey on 09/30/2022:
Although you had some ups and downs yesterday, this looks like a pretty successful day for you. Proud of you!!!


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innerpeace - Thursday Sep 29, 2022

Weight: 317.0

Depression strikes again and my old friend Benji Ting has been visiting and I was finally able to push him out the door yesterday, maybe today will be better.

I have all the tools but for some reason my brain isn't willing to use them to make losing weight work for me.

blood glucose is out of control and for the first time EVER I may have a little bit of concern - 181 this morning, yesterday was 197....crazy scary.

I had a major migraine yesterday (still feeling remnants of it today) and my lower back hurts so this could be my kidneys rotting out due to high glucose levels.

Food addiction is very real...and almost impossible for me to deal with.

...and I gained most of my weight back. New month, new goals and I must get back to the gym. Girl has me hooked on Shamless (very addicting show - don't even start it)

Work is busy because of the end of the FY - new one starts Saturday - might has well make this my new year as well.

Not trying is failing...so

Have a great day! IP

Progress as of today: 20.9 lbs lost so far, only 107 lbs to go!

coffee&calories on 09/29/2022:
I very much understand the difficulty you mention about knowing the tools but not using them. I have read a bit about food addiction because I dabbled in the food program to combat it, called bright line eating. Interestingly enough, she actually recommends no exercise while you’re forming the diet-related habits/losing weight. I always thought I’d feel so good on that diet, but never committed.


SomeFineDay on 09/29/2022:
Keep on playing and you’re bound to win. You can do it. But it is very difficult, I knkw.


happy-1 on 09/29/2022:
Sounds like brain fog. Have you tried the Welltory app, NADH+COQ10+Glutathione supplements to reduce fog?


Donkey on 09/30/2022:
I totally confess here that it took me quite a while to figure out who your "friend" Benji Ting was.

I started Shameless long ago, when it was still new, and when I realized that the problems wouldn't be reconciled any time soon, I had to stop. I really wanted that main girl character to marry the rich guy and "live happily ever after", and got completely discouraged when that didn't happen.

innerpeace on 09/30/2022:
he's an a$$! LOL


happy-1 on 09/30/2022:
I agree he was an ass. I love Fiona. She’s a one-woman wrecking crew and just keeps going!


legcramps on 09/30/2022:
I got out of Shameless after the first season. But I have more than my share of other, addicting tv shows to watch!

I also took a few extra seconds to figure out who Benji Ting was. But once I figured it out, man, that's GENIUS!


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Donkey - Thursday Sep 29, 2022
(Moderate eating w recumbent bike, walking, weights)
Weight: 149.0

As I went back to work after 5 business days off, I am surprised that I did as well as I did, on the diet front.  I did not do any weights yesterday, but I was already really looking forward to having an awesome biceps session this morning, and let me just say, YES I DID.  I did 3 sets of 15-20 reps each, of 3 different exercises to pump up those arms.  When I was in the steam room at the gym, during my stay-cation, I was noticing the definition in my arms coming along quite nicely, and I would like to continue to make progress on this front.

Eating was very good!  I noticed that the trail mix (my downfall) is still at work, but maybe less of it.  I sure do hope so.  I was able to resist candy, nuts, and trail mix that the Boss has in the snack closet.  I ate only what I brought, except for a banana, which was looking ripe.  I kept dinner in check, except for a handful of tortilla chips.  That's OK, though, for now, at least, because the carbs helped satisfy my appetite, and so I didn't have any sugar dives afterwards.  I ate dinner, and then I was done.  Oh well, I had grapes with my dinner, and while those calories add up, I felt better with what I ate, rather than restricting and then eating off the deep end afterwards.

Work was crazy stressful.  You wouldn't know that there is inflation or a hint of recession by all the people buying and selling houses.  I didn't get up and walk around as often as I would have liked.  In fact, I did not make my 10,000 step goal, even with my lunchtime walk. My Garmin would remind me to move, and I wouldn't because I was finishing up tasks.  AND I was aware from time to time, that, gee, I've been sitting for a while now.

There were some little dramas.  The person covering my desk made some omissions and mistakes.  The Boss took away one of my tasks, without consulting me for my opinion, which really kind of hurt my feelings, but when I talked to him about it, I realized that he just hadn't thought it through; this wasn't personal at all. So OK, take away the weekly stats from me.  Then that means monthly stats won't get done.  Good luck with the Christmas gift list next year.

So - bear with me, it's health-related, I promise - work was very stressful, but I did not react by eating/snacking/sugar-diving.  Nope, just got through the day with what I needed to do.  And as my Daughter pointed out to me last night, with the Boss taking away that task, it's one more step closer to my "retirement".

I would say that yesterday was VERY successful.  I need more days like this - without the work stress, though, please - LOL!

Progress as of today: 37.5 lbs lost so far, only 14 lbs to go!

Jacky82020 on 09/29/2022:
Terrific! So glad your day was successful! And many more will come. Nothing is ever 100%, but a good day is a good day. Too bad they have a goody closet at your job! Nothing like that any where I ever worked. I’d take the trail mix and toss it to the birds & squirrels if I could. lol

Donkey on 09/30/2022:
I agree - and I seem to be on a positive streak right now. I'll take it!

We've trained the Boss to bring in fresh fruit every week, and that is upstairs in our office. It's usually apples and bananas, and that's OK! He was bringing pastries. The snack room in the downstairs conference room (lunch room) is incredibly dangerous: chips, candy-coated nuts of many varieties, trail mix, etc.

Donkey on 09/30/2022:
My obnoxious co-worker New Gal brings in a lot of stuff that is unhealthy. Fortunately, I dislike her so much that this motivates me not to eat anything she brings.


SandiJ on 09/29/2022:
Isn’t it lovely when a day at work goes well?

Donkey on 09/30/2022:
I'm hoping that will be today (Friday), because the Boss is out of the office for most of the day.


coffee&calories on 09/29/2022:
Great work! 5 days off must have been amazing, but I always found it sooo hard to go back. And once back, it kinda felt like I was never gone :)

Donkey on 09/30/2022:
It was so nice. My Boss asked me if I got bored. I said, maybe for 1-2 hours on Thursday. Otherwise, no I was completely content to be at home. He cannot relate to that at all, with how his sad life is.

I can 100% relate to that "never gone" feeling. In fact, it was pointed out to me a couple of times that nothing has changed since I left. LOL...


SomeFineDay on 09/29/2022:
You are doing great, kiddo!

Donkey on 09/30/2022:
Thank you!!! I am on a good streak right now, and I wish I could tell you all what clicked in my brain to get me back on track, but I can't. All that I know is that it has come from within.


happy-1 on 09/29/2022:
Hugs. Good job on reflecting, depersonalizing, and responding to the concern with your boss. Sounds like time away has led to a more balanced, centered you!

Caught up on your logs since Monday! Go me!

Donkey on 09/30/2022:
I would definitely agree with feeling more balanced, after having a low-key vacation. It was good to just step away, without having a hustle-bustle of an jam-packed vacation trip somewhere. Does that make sense, what I'm trying to say? It was very refreshing and renewing to just be at home.

I will go back and look at your comments to my previous entries, but I'll have to do it over the weekend. I do want to let you know that I will read what you have written though, as I always, ALWAYS appreciate your insights.


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Jacky82020 - Wednesday Sep 28, 2022
(Eat less & exercise more)
Weight: 114.2

 Yay!  HoP replied! 

Really bothered by this prediabetes crap when I've always been active and never much overweight.   But determined to fix it.  Reading about low carb diets and plan to take a second look at Kero.   Saw all kinds of keto food and cookbooks at Ollie's last week. Pleased to see those Pure Protein Puffs only have 3 gms carbs.   But disappointed the Flex protein crisps have 13. Sure hope Ollie's has some of discounted PP Puffs on close out or something similar.  Still have the keto Bombs, tiny candy bars and disappointed they have 7 carb gms each.   Did good after the A1C home test yesterday.   had only 18 grams of carb.  1 from the Walmart PP protein shake equivalent and 17 from a PP protein bar.   So far today, only had coffee mixed with the protein drink, not even a full container yet.  

I am researching the benefits of taking the A1C in another month or two instead of waiting 3 months. Wondering if I can see a partial drop, or if it simply doesn't work that way.  

Progress as of today: 19.8 lbs lost so far, only 9.2 lbs to go!

SomeFineDay on 09/28/2022:
You are doing the right thing by watching your sugar level now. I know so many older people who should have watched it and now they are paying the price.

Jacky82020 on 09/28/2022:
I’m trying. Big shocker to get this preT2D.


Rainbow! on 09/28/2022:
Good idea to keep an eye on it like SFD says. Or nip it in the bud like Donkey said. I didn’t know they had home tests.

Jacky82020 on 09/28/2022:
I didn’t either until Happy mentioned them


horn_of_plenty on 09/28/2022:
really very interesting about the A1c...you are prob glad that you took the test to see where you are at! i thought you'd be even better, truly, i expected you to be like right in the middle of the normal range, not high end at all...

continue to share what you learn...bc i wonder how bad mine is....given the amount of sugar/candy that i eat daily.

Jacky82020 on 09/28/2022:
This sucks! No fair! But that’s how the ball bounced & I will fix it!

Jacky82020 on 09/28/2022:
Your glucose level should be on the annual blood work. They even do that for kids, so not age related like some tests. Many fat little kids with T2D. I had 96 & 100 is pre. on glucose. Consistent with home A1C test. Shocker! Will be eating more cheese. Very low carb & I like it.


horn_of_plenty on 09/28/2022:
Haha I just caught the applause ! How nice ! I get a full house clapping ….

You motivate me to do the A1c sometime - I can’t wait to see how you go about working on yours

Jacky82020 on 09/28/2022:
If your glucose is good, may not be important.


Donkey on 09/29/2022:
I too am very eager to hear about your A1C journey. I agree, I think, that I would re-test in a month, to stay on top of it. On the other hand, I'm not sure - completely clueless, frankly -- if that is enough time to start seeing results. Should be, right? IDK...


horn_of_plenty on 09/29/2022:
when i go to the doc in March, i will ask how my glucose exactly is (if it's borderline to high)

Jacky82020 on 09/29/2022:
Can you get MyChart? I’m pretty sure a friend in Buffalo has it, not positive. But they upload all the lab tests faster than the physician’s office can call. I got my lipid panel, blood info and metabolic panel a few hours after the draw.

I also set up a Quest/ACL account. The place that does the actual draws. They too send an email. Both make it simple to compare past results with tables and graphs.

Strangely, it took ACL longer on the drug tox test, a full day, than the blood draw. I had no concerns, only take the one Xanax a day to help me sleep. They test for dozens and dozens of things, many of which I’ve never heard of.


happy-1 on 09/29/2022:
Good job getting things under control!


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Rainbow! - Wednesday Sep 28, 2022
(Protein Drinks)
Weight: 150.8

The protein diet is still going fine, but all that chocolate!   I am drowning in a sea of chocolate as much as I like it.   Don't laugh, but I put a little Tabasco sauce in some water, nuked it and sipped it, not bad at all. 

Progress as of today: 4.2 lbs lost so far, only 25.8 lbs to go!

Jacky82020 on 09/28/2022:
Congrats on your continued success with the protein diet! You have tremendous self-discipline to pull this off. It ain’t easy.

Rainbow! on 09/30/2022:
I have doubts I can keep up with it for six months.


horn_of_plenty on 09/28/2022:
Hi rainbow, if you are drowning in chocolate, does it mean you are eating it? or thinking about it only!?

glad you are doing ok....spices def halt my appetite!

Rainbow! on 09/30/2022:
Drinking it! LOL


Donkey on 09/29/2022:
I like a packet or cube of chicken bouillon (broth), with a little lemon juice and a splash of either red pepper flakes or tabasco.

Have you tried the vanilla protein shakes, to change things up? I like those too.

Rainbow! on 09/30/2022:
Yes, but I did not care for the other flavors. Maybe the vanilla would work with a flavored sugar free syrup, now that you mention it. Thank you.


SandiJ on 09/29/2022:
My Great Big Fat Family needs to lose the ice cream shakes and try protein. Your diet is going super good!

Rainbow! on 09/30/2022:
LOL. Make them!


Jacky82020 on 09/29/2022:
I am going to take a pic of my favorite hot spicy drink when I’m seriously restricting caloric intake and get all protein drink chocolated out. Will be at my feed. Only way I know how to post pic here.

Rainbow! on 09/30/2022:
Thank you so much! I used Donkeys lemon juice idea too.


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happy-1 - Wednesday Sep 28, 2022
(Week 2: Add walks after F75 meals, 30 min yoga)
Weight: 245.0

 Wed 9-28-22 8am:

Fell asleep easily last night about 9:15. Woke after 8 hours at 5:40. I take my body naturally waking up after 8 hours as a second day in a row as a sign of improved health and sleep function. 1:17 rem which is almost enough REM. Functional but not feeling good. Every inch of today will be a struggle. Took my full Concerta rx this morning like I did on Monday but the will to "do" is not starting up yet. Breakfast feels too light... f75 meal, 630 calories. A chicken breast, cream cheese and cauliflower rice with flavorings... jalapeno chicken. Yummy but not enough to fill me up. I added a little bit of coffee and some almond milk... super diluted but I just need something to help me breathe. Hopefully it will kick off the "do" vibe. I'm so tired. 

Anxiety... Anxiety... Piling up and putting me in freeze mode.

The old me could have done everything on this list for today. The current me has to pick 1 or 2:

Breathing deep and just getting started. At least the quest pizza and pumpkin cheesecake with walnuts last night didn't screw me up too badly... I am a pound lighter today... 245.

 

 

Progress as of today: 72 lbs lost so far, only 85 lbs to go!

happy-1 on 09/28/2022:
Inch by inch..

happy-1 on 09/28/2022:
9:45 Taking a break because I started with tidying up and the house is getting hot. Hydrating with plain seltzer and 2 servings of keto snack mix for 380 calories. Only 60g… that’s less than 1/2 cup. I started with the part that is most demoralizing… the donation pile and kitchen. At least donations are in the car, the dishes are done, sink scrubbed, and stove moved and cleaned under. It’s not done but it is “1 hour better”… a concept I picked up from a youtuber “Leaf on a tree” or something

happy-1 on 09/28/2022:
10:15 put away laundry.

10:45 another 2 servings of trail mix. With 2 more factor meals, that will probably be my calories for today…

happy-1 on 09/28/2022:
Checked calories burned for the last couple of days… a day of rest burns 2800 calories. A day with 1h of park yoga and nothing else burns 3600 calories. A day with a full dose of adhd meds and chores burns 4700 calories???? No wonder I’m so hungry all the time.

happy-1 on 09/28/2022:
11: got do one task alert on Alexa. Got up and did 30 minutes of setting myself up to do paperwork… which meant moving things from the living room to the dining room and covering up/removing distractions… like the last of the donation bags that need to go into the car.

11:30 Got a recovery time delayed alert on Garmin. Apparently I’m moving around enough that it counts as exercise even though I barely did anything. Splashed some water on my face and I am taking a 30 minute break. Maybe upgrading my watch to the Fenix 7 ($$$) should be a priority.

happy-1 on 09/28/2022:
Can’t get myself to focus on paperwork. Setting up bedroom for dog, which means going through more of dad’s stuff.

12:30 break for lunch. F75 meal, seltzer

happy-1 on 09/28/2022:
1:30 2 more servings of snack mix

happy-1 on 09/28/2022:
5pm quest pepperoni pizza, 100g cheesecake

happy-1 on 09/28/2022:
Just couldn’t face yoga or walmart pickup. No energy left.

At some point another 100g cheesecake.

1 packet water flavoring.

Creatine

happy-1 on 09/29/2022:
9pm too snacky to sleep. Had more keto trail mix. Damn costco snack goodness


SomeFineDay on 09/28/2022:
My, my, such a busy girl! Take it easy like Jacky said and don’t overdo it.


Rainbow! on 09/28/2022:
One step at a time and you’ll get it done.


horn_of_plenty on 09/28/2022:
you are getting a LOT done.

sorry about your uncle re covid...yes, it's a good idea to dbl check with PCR.


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Donkey - Wednesday Sep 28, 2022
(Moderate eating w recumbent bike, walking, weights)
Weight: 149.0

"Fall down seven, stand up eight" - Zen proverb

"I get knocked down, but I get up again" - Chumbawamba.


So after some contemplation, and reading your comments (thank you, all!), I have decided to write about my current struggle with dieting.  Now, when I struggle, that doesn't give YOU permission to go off the deep end into a carton of ice cream with me.  That is the main reason why I don't go into too much detail about what I resort to.  However, I think it's important to show that dieting  isn't always a pattern of linear success.  There are set-backs.  There are failure moments/meals/days.  The only way I can break the habit of resorting to dysfunctional coping mechanisms, is to keep trying.

And yesterday, on the eating front, was a success, if you consider no sugar-dives to be successful, which I do.  I probably ate more calories with meals, especially dinner, which included a full baked potato.  Having the large potato satisfied something in my brain where I didn't feel the need to reach for something sugary after dinner.  Maybe it's just as bad, but for myself, where I'm at, it's more about correcting the behavior, if that makes sense.

I think I already wrote about this, but I have these emotions, and I don't know what to do with them.  However, eating them "away" doesn't really work.  That's not a productive coping mechanism.  Last night, I was able to sit with my feelings and "hang on". 

Going back to work today.  Not looking forward to this.  Did my bike ride, but no weights this morning.  I thought it better to get a jump on some chores, and then try to get to work a little early to re-orient myself before the phones start ringing.  

Progress as of today: 37.5 lbs lost so far, only 14 lbs to go!

Jacky82020 on 09/28/2022:
Love your inspiring quotes! A lesson for us all. Thanks for the post.


SomeFineDay on 09/28/2022:
You are an inspiration to everyone here. So is that Horn girl. I hope she is off somewhere having fun now and will write in her diary soon. As long as she’s not in Florida. It is getting worse down these. My friend in Orlando is very worried, but she is the kind of lady who worries too much and from the news I don’t think she will see more than heavy rain.

Donkey on 09/29/2022:
I'm hearing folks in Orlando should be OK. I think Horn might be taking a social media break overall. Not a complete break, but cutting back a bit. Her life gets quite busy from time to time.


Rainbow! on 09/28/2022:
You have done so well for a long time. Step back and look at the big picture. You are winning!

Donkey on 09/29/2022:
Thank you for noticing that! It seems as though I have always struggled with those "last 10 pounds". The last time I lost them, before COVID, it took some serious discipline and motivation. I gained 10 during the shut-downs, but lost about 6-7 of those pounds. Then, with the loss of my Son, I have gained those back.

Your comment has made me realize that I may need to break down my weight goals into smaller, more manageable segments. For example, I would love it just to be back in the 130's. Much more comfortable, physically, for me.


horn_of_plenty on 09/28/2022:
re the second quote at top of your entry; i love that song!

Donkey on 09/29/2022:
ME TOO!!!! It's a catchy tune but the song is mostly about drinking the days away, not really persevering, LOL. That's OK too.


horn_of_plenty on 09/28/2022:
i still eat thru my emotions, daily i can stuff myself; but you know what i do. i still make mistakes with food here and there, too.

i wouldn't consider a potato to be the worst of it; there is so much health to it.

you know how some people can drive and make work calls!? so not me, i'd be bingeing once home if i couldn't decompress during the right somewhat and listen to music...

see what you can do to decompress....to break the habit of needing food...maybe relax more while you eat....eat slower....my best meals have been family dinners where i just want to sit and "think" first...

but i do lots of things lately to help the bingeing...i have a lot of soup, drinking the broth...etc..filling up a lot in order to relax myself

my meals at home are on the couch, legs up....super relaxed...hard to even get up for more lol...i'm stuck on the couch....i usuallymake sure i bring something to drink with me; so once i do finish, i can continue to sip...

you are NOT alone.

i had chopped an entire 7 cup glassware container of peppers. i was supposed to use them for a veggie soup....

but since i didn't get around to making the soup, i have been eating just salads made of peppers and dressing...i used all the chopped peppers as easy salads for the 3 days i'm working this week...worked out well. so easy. i'd eat at least 2 cups of chopped veggies with dressing as just the veggie part of my lunches this week...filling up a bit on them before even talking aobut the rest of my lunches...

i feel you...and feel you on indulgences.

i get by with volume..

Donkey on 09/29/2022:
Thank you! I agree about the potato. As a side note, when my mom went on her diet program to lose weight, potatoes are allowed on that plan. They are very satisfying on their own, with a little seasoning or salt.

Also, when I want something sweet, I do eat fruits like grapes (not exactly the lowest calories) or berries (a better choice) in higher volumes. This is the main reason why keto did not work for me. Even baby carrots are too high in sugars, and those too were a "binge" alternative for me.

"Binge alternative" = foods that involve a lot of chewing, can be eaten in higher amounts without too much damage to the scale or diet.

Broths and teas are a really good idea, too, to fill up with fluids. I took some herbal, flavored teas to work, to count towards my water goal, that warm me up, too, without having to drink too much coffee (which can backfire for sure).


horn_of_plenty on 09/28/2022:
not sure i can post now as life is fast and i do not like putting half my life on one schedule and the other on another; but perhaps will just read here. and comment on and off.

Donkey on 09/29/2022:
That's OK! And I totally get that. Maybe just a weekly post, kind of like what Legcramps does. You could use that to recap and set goals for the week ahead. Just a thought. Commenting only works too. People here appreciate your feedback!!!!!! (I can't emphasize that enough.)


happy-1 on 09/29/2022:
Hugs.. you are such a powerhouse and you don’t even know it. All those emotions need to be sung into a karaoke machine in a korean bar with booze and miso soup… and a bunch of girlfriends. How can you cut loose a little?


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Jacky82020 - Tuesday Sep 27, 2022
(Eat less & exercise more)
Weight: 114.2

 

The A1C test is  broken!   I came in at 5.7 and read the above. This is consistent with the glucose reading which was very close to pre diabetes at 96.   Going on a protein diet beginning immediately. Bought some Equate generic for Pure Proteinshakes last week and have tons of protein bars.   This sucks given my activity level and weight.   But it's fixable,


 The scale is broken!   LOL.   up 2 pounds overnight.   had to put in new batteries and have been wondering if it's been weighing low for a while. Noticed my black joggers were tight at the waist last few weeks.   my waist has always been disproportionately large, kinda tube like torso thing going on, sad.   I need one of those Gone With The Wind corsets.

The A1C test kit is arriving Thursday.  I'm modifying my diet to a protein keto thing to reduce that glucose number.   Saw some day old keto bread at Walmart, very pricey.   then remembered when Donkey told me Aldi's had the same thing for a few bucks. And they did!   thanks again, Donk.   I bought it in the past, but momentarily forgot.  

Progress as of today: 19.8 lbs lost so far, only 9.2 lbs to go!

Donkey on 09/27/2022:
My scale is broken too. It's a disruption in the electro-magnetic field caused by an increase in the gravitational pull due to expanding mass.

So what's your plan? I'm excited to hear. Are you starting the protein keto diet immediately? Or after you re-test your A1C with the home kit? Do tell!

Jacky82020 on 09/27/2022:
Makes no real sense because the test measures 3 months back, but I am going to do the first test when it arrives, hopefully Thursday & the second 3 months later.

They just don’t make scales as reliable as they used to. LOL

Today I read in the Washington Post 73% of Americans over 15 are obese, going by BMI. Holy cow! Said we’re the second fattest country & didn’t say who tops us. Was Mexico at one time & I read recently some islanders, can’t remember which one, as very fat citizens. Maybe Somoa. Occasionally I see some really huge football players from there when Matt watches games.

Jacky82020 on 09/27/2022:
*has


SomeFineDay on 09/27/2022:
I remember when all the ladies wore girdles, even the skinny ones to keep their tummies flat. I did for a while and never liked them.

Jacky82020 on 09/27/2022:
Yes, I remember that! I think very common at one time. My mom wore one and she was not at all heavy.


Crystal92 on 09/27/2022:
Try kicking that scale in the butt. LOL

Jacky82020 on 09/27/2022:
ikr? That will teach it to be nice to me,


Taylor25 on 09/27/2022:
We have three scales and everyone reads differently

Jacky82020 on 09/27/2022:
Same here. I finally tossed the weight watchers scale. We even have one that talks. Hate it. Goes up to like 400 pds and my husband bought for auto parts. When I accidentally tap it while walking by, it says: “I’m ready” in this really creepy voice.


legcramps on 09/27/2022:
My scale has to be over 30 years old LOL and yet, I still believe everything it tells me. Why is that I wonder? Has it gotten wiser with age? Very doubtful.

Jacky82020 on 09/27/2022:
Wow! You got a winner!


happy-1 on 09/27/2022:
Yeah… this is why I like the home a1c tests

Jacky82020 on 09/27/2022:
I am very tempted to have a draw done at ACL, but when I tried to make an appointment last week, all I got was crap.


Donkey on 09/28/2022:
WOW!!!!!!!!! And even though you're at the lower end of the range, yes, I too would start making modifications. Wow!!!!!!!


Jacky82020 on 09/28/2022:
Note to self, Do Not Delete this post.


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coffee&calories - Tuesday Sep 27, 2022
(Calorie Counting)
Weight: 121.0

Thanks for the welcome back and all your comments! I wanted to individually comment back,but I couldnt log in all day. Usually my laptop remembers my login, but it wasnt working all the sudden. Finally got around to fixing it. No time to write my daily intake, but I did keep track on My Fitness Pal. Did really good today - around 1200 calories. I think I am going to kick it into high gear. I'll try to repeat today's meals because I had no hunger, felt really satiated all day. I will write more tomorrow! I spend very little time at a computer which can make it difficult to write my entries, but I'm going to make a concerted effort.

Progress as of today: 5 lbs lost so far, only 11 lbs to go!

legcramps on 09/27/2022:
good job today


Jacky82020 on 09/27/2022:
Hey, major congrats. I like eating the same meals everyday because I’m lazy and cooking is an effort. Never did like rearing up on my hind legs in the kitchen.

You’re doing terrific!


Donkey on 09/28/2022:
Good for you! And I'm rather the same way, sort of, with eating the usual foods, unless I'm trying to clear out leftovers. But I think that's why breakfasts are always the same for me.

Let's make Wednesday another winner!


horn_of_plenty on 09/28/2022:
nice job getting back into the swing of things!


Donkey on 09/29/2022:
How did Wednesday go for you?


SandiJ on 09/29/2022:
You can do it!


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