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horn_of_plenty - Tuesday May 24, 2022
(counting calories/walking/weights/strength)
Weight: 108.0

 

New Lady - very smart, studied electrical engineering in college, 4 yrs younger than I, so she is around 35-36. she has THREE kids, one being 2yrs old! like myself and many others in this world, she was laid off during pandemic and never rehired. she then chose to stay home with her youngest, a newborn baby at the time. ...anyways, she is really smart, she has the Project Manager title, def not an administrative assistant like myself.  i tried to help her with any easy things to set up today like setting up to see the project files and the server connections as well as reaching the remote IT guy for help. i think she will be a good manager for me; yes, she will manage me.  As for her as a person, she prob lives a VERY busy lifestyle with a decent sized family she's bringing up and prob nothing compared to my "easy" singledom lifestyle, lol. It is what it is...  i hope she will continue to think i'm a good person and not change her view of me.


5.24.22 Tuesday new lady Elana joins office - supposedly she's an electrical engineer so that would mean she would indeed have a lot of knowledge and be able to give me work and that i guess i'd be working under her, not just be another admin asst like myself...and that is good...she seems nice, open minded.

No walking before work, left late after taking a partial shower (no hair).

Breakfast: small banana and coffee 100; 1/2 wrap with pb 200. 300.

snacks: pb 100, Chocolate 50 X 2

Lunch: salad 50, tofu 100, dressing good amount 150 so it's satisfying.. , wrap half of one , half of another 150...450, and another half of a larger wrap 100.

5p back at home snacks: strawberries and coffee 100; wrap 150, with nut butter chocolate spread 150. gummy vits. gummies 100.

7:30 - so, those "green bananas" do soften somewhat and ripen after awhile. not sure how long i've had these 2 green bananas (not regular bananas and not as big as plantains either) in my kitchen, but they did soften and ripen to a darker yellow shade. very tasty. for now on, i'll be buying less bananas and more green bananas as they stay fresh for a much longer time and take longer to ripen, so when the other bananas are yellow i'll eat them and then instead of having to eat brown bananas, i may have these green ones that have ripened! 150

wise butter popcorn 200 at most

1900

Dinner: Chicken vegetable soup ?

Weights tonight...done. fell into a light sleep with gp before doing this....so not a mother / family lady i am not...


5.25.22 Wed - do timesheet...


5.26.22 Thurs 


5.27.22 Fri - Holiday weekend - Memorial Day, may get out  a little early today from work - if out early, i suppose i'd use the time to walk :)...but to drive home & walk; to skip out on some of the holiday traffic...


5.28.22 Saturday 8a-9:30a - Bird Watching / Walk at Ridgewood Reservoir (in my borough, but around 30 min away...good...and activity is free!)...trying to keep this in no matter what...but it is early. so who knows...i really should get up & go to it!

5.29.22 Sunday 

5.30.22 Monday Holiday - Memorial Day YAY!!! - maybe beach with Christine, but a shortened version is my goal as it's the day before work...


5.31.22 - Tuesday - 


...Be on lookout for a separate check for 2 vacation days/3 sick days unused pay.!!! :-D. check should be for an entire 40hr work week, check to be approx $615 after all deductions...


6.1.22 Wednesay, Happy June!

6.4.22, Saturday, NYC H20 group - 6-8pm Minetta Brook 'hidden underground' walking trail with Steve Duncan (downtown Manhattan near 'The Village' neighborhood location)  - this one I paid for $30, but again it's in evening and good timing to do something like this...i would take the train in & and would take up a nice portion of time overall getting there & taking part & coming home.


6.18.22 Saturday - 6:30-8p - evening walk at Plumb Beach, brooklyn thru NYC H20 organiation- it's a 3/4 mi round trip walk (and i guess a lot of standing which is good for me as well) and a lesson on Horseshoe Crabs from a sociology professor during the walk. i figure this is a wonderful, free event; and i can get takeout food on my return from a restaurant in that area!




7.1.22 Fri (holiday weekend, may get out a little early from work today) and it's JULY! (ok, it's SUMMERTIME!)


7.2.22 Sat - Thinking to go to Christine's fave beach this weekend, called Ocean Beach on FI, ferry ride to get there...nice on a long weekend.

7.3.22 Sun - 

7/4/22 - July 4th Monday so it will be a nice, long weekend with today a Holiday




8/6/22-8/7/22 - New Hope, PA  Peach Festival- Pick up Christine & Drive down early morning Saturday; stay Saturday Night overnight hotel; Spend the day Sunday; drive back Sunday after Dinner.  It's an artsy town on the water - walking around Peddler's Village which is all artsy and shopping. I plan to ride the carousel! Staying at the hotel on the grounds - Golden Inn. 

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 05/24/2022:
I hope the new employee works out well for the office....she sounds like she will fit in nicely.

horn_of_plenty on 05/24/2022:
she is very nice, open minded; and kind. 3 kids - one of which is 2 yrs old. hard worker it seems. was out 2 years chose to take care of her previously 3mo old child at the start pandemic. she's 4 years younger than me!...knowledgable. nice.


bearcountrygg on 05/24/2022:
That's great...Hopefully this will make it better for you too.

horn_of_plenty on 05/24/2022:
YES, hoping so! :)


legcramps on 05/24/2022:
Have a great day!

horn_of_plenty on 05/24/2022:
you too XOXOXO


Maria7 on 05/24/2022:
Hope you get your raise and New Lady works out well.


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Jacky82020 - Tuesday May 24, 2022
(Eat less & exercise more)
Weight: 111.2

 

Trial is over for day, ran 12-6 PM, my time zone. Spellbinding. So tired of inflation, Ukraine, covid, baby formula shortage etc.  


The trial is fascinating! 

Super fatigued from vaccine.  Making  very slow progress on to do list, but having a fun relaxing day, cuddling with dogs & looking at the fish.  Watching  Johnny Depp trial on CourtTV. Forgot I could get it on HULU & Prime. I'm on Depp's side!  That untalented exwife is a lying *****! So are her attorneys and witnesses. Some big entertainment lawyer on Depp's side is making mincemeat out of them now. Says he's been "in the trenches for 5 decades. Very smart man.

 

 

No daily weigh-in last 3 days. Had bad reaction to shingles vaccine. Like the flu! Vomiting, fatigue etc. Unable to eat anything day one, & nothing but toast after and sip 7Up. Think I lost 5 pds. Will let things stabilize and step on scale end of week.

Forgot to mention that vaccine had a $50 copay & requires two pokes, second to be 2-6 months from the first. Another $50 & hopefully less misery,

 

 1) Laundry in dryer, get out.
2)Weigh down the Fluval tank filters. Sponge insert floating.

3) Organize all fish food, discard old
4) Clean refrigerator 

  5) Clear pile of laundry, sheets, carelessly tossed on Victorian fainting couch.
7)Hall bathroom 
8)Yard work 
9) Place Pet Supplies Plus order Thursday for Friday pickup.  90 cans cat food, large aquarium siphon. 30% off coupon expires then.    Take a closer look at their Blood Red Parrot  Cichlids and consider buying 3 for 90 G tank #2

10)  Take pics of new 110 G goldfish tank for grandmother. Mom said she loved last batch of photos. The Shubunkin goldfish are spectacular, what with their shades of blue, black, & orange. Need to use better cam. They move too fast for the iPad

11)  Feeling weak. Try to do an hour on the bike & upper body free weights anyways. When things get tough the tough get going! 

 

 

Progress as of today: 8.8 lbs lost so far, only 6.2 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 05/24/2022:
Hoping that you feel better today........I've had shingles...but not the vaccine......does it prevent it 100%?

Jacky82020 on 05/24/2022:
No, they say 90% & disease less serious if you do get it


Donkey on 05/24/2022:
The shingles shot was no fun for me either, although I did not feel sick. My mom did though. Still, I know I would not do well with a shingles outbreak, from how I've had it described to me, so best to do whatever I can do to avoid it.

Beautiful photo! But I have to ask... As you have been under the weather, were you able to manage to care for your fish while you were sick? Or did Matt step up? Or are they able to go a day without attention & direct care?

Jacky82020 on 05/24/2022:
Generally older people have less of a response to vaccines due to weakened immune systems, but everyone’s unique.

Matt would take care of my fish in a NY minute should the need arise. I was def not too sick to feed them. On the second day, I took chem readings on the new goldfish tank and found elevated nitrates. Attached siphon and removed 40% of water through small hole in screen window next to tank.

Refilled with hose connected to kitchen sink. Matt always has to hook it up. I just don’t have the hand strength.

So basically all I did was bring a chair and tiny ottoman to the tank and monitor the water change. Toilet nearby! Got up to toss my cookies once. YUK!


legcramps on 05/24/2022:
Yuck, seems bizarre to pay for something that makes you so sick, but of course it is very important and you will be better off!

Jacky82020 on 05/24/2022:
Yeah, major bummer! So it will be $100 for the pair. Expected it to be free like the covid & flu vaccines. Can’t recall ever having a vaccine copay. In fact I only got a flu poke once because Giant Eagle gave me a gift card. Got sick then too, but worse on the recent one.


Maria7 on 05/24/2022:
Hope you feel better. Lovely fish.

Jacky82020 on 05/24/2022:
I am feeling better & over the moon about the Shubunkin goldfish. They are about 4” long and will rapidly grow to 10” or more.


happy-1 on 05/24/2022:
Pretty fish!

Jacky82020 on 05/24/2022:
Thanks!


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happy-1 - Tuesday May 24, 2022
(Walk 15 min and do PT daily. Regular meal prep.)
Weight: 246.6

Tues 5-24-22 9am

Asleep on time at 9:45 last night. Or close enough. Another 20 days of focusing on this to cement the habit. Replacement headphone adapter gets here tomorrow, and I will drop off to the Get Sleepy podcast. Other am stats were off... high blood pressure 135/73, high sugar 171 but I still need fo calibrate the new strips. Just goes to show that when I stop measuring things slide.

I should have thought through my breakfast before eating it. it was 16g of carbs on top of 171 glucose. Doh! Stupid stevia wafer cookies. I ate the whole bag last night. I'm kind of flopping around in a fog now.

I need to get out for a walk... in my good shoes not the ones I keep by the door to run out of the house in.Should have gone 2h ago on wake up, but if I go right now it will be ok. 
 

Paperwork is the name of the game for today. Possibly from my car, under a tree with breaks in the sunshine.

5:30 ------

Figured out why I feel like poop. Uneven sleep quality too many nights together.

Progress as of today: 70.4 lbs lost so far, only 86.6 lbs to go!

happy-1 on 05/24/2022:
Inch by inch

happy-1 on 05/24/2022:
10:15 back from walk. Wore my good shoes, made it to the 25 min mark without having to stop and stretch, but it did get tight. Resting 30 minutes.

happy-1 on 05/24/2022:
Tidied my bedroom.

Did part of pt routine.

Attended caregiver support group.

Ate turkey chili. Still hungry. Ate keto bread, piece of cheese. Square of chocolate.

3:45 How is this all I did today?

happy-1 on 05/24/2022:
Checked sugar… 151. Guessing it was a lot higher earlier. Ugh. I miss my cgm. This is too hard.

happy-1 on 05/24/2022:
Checked sugar… 151. Guessing it was a lot higher earlier. Ugh. I miss my cgm. This is too hard.

happy-1 on 05/24/2022:
3 days to recover from cleaning the kitchen and bathroom? Seriously?

happy-1 on 05/24/2022:
Ugh. Bobcat wants to see me. I want to see him, but I don’t want to have to not sleep in my bed. I’m still recovering from the last time I was out for a night on the 3rd. I couldn’t sleep away from home, then the next 3 nights I didn’t get enough REM. My bedtime got completely screwed up. I literally got it back on track LAST NIGHT… 21 days later.

happy-1 on 05/24/2022:
4:45 Made dad pork chops.

5… Sitting outside to get daylight at least. Better than laying on my bed having a meltdown because I’m too tired to go see my guy.

5:30 realize I’m wiped because I have had uneven sleep the last couple of nights and am a little light on rem last night even though it said 2h this morning it adjusted down to 1:21… just under the magic 1:25 min goal. It’s not exact, so it could be less.

happy-1 on 05/24/2022:
Uneven sleep quality because dad had two doctor’s appointments last week and I cleaned on saturday. Just too heavy a cumulative load and I’m not snapping back. Plus my sleep window shifted a little earlier last night.

5:40 sugar still high. Drinking water and took a glipizide. Sitting outside again.


bearcountrygg on 05/24/2022:
I'm not sure....but I have heard that the stevia sweeteners and sugar alcohols confuse the body and may end up calculating as if it is sugar......I know D does drink Boost...glucose drinks...usually one at night...his sugar readings ( first thing in the morning before coffee)are usually in the 130's...I have been wondering if that Boost is affecting it from the night before.

happy-1 on 05/24/2022:
He should ask his endo for a free trial of the libre cgm and see what his sugars are overnight. Put it on on wake up then calibrate it the next morning.


Maria7 on 05/24/2022:
Glad to read you are resting well.


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bearcountrygg - Tuesday May 24, 2022

Weight: 0.0

38 degrees out today...paid some bills.....will do some laundry and  winging the rest of the day....I did find that if I pick my activities by desire instead of schedule...I enjoy them a lot more...no dread there.

In light of my desire to graze again.....( not a good thing).......I am thinking of doing a fast...20 hours of fast....4 hours of feast today and see how I like it........I've done it before....and even longer......and the longer I did it...the more comfortable it got.  I think my feast hours will be from noon to 4 P.M.....I know the hardest part will be in the evening......( wondering if it will cause reflux...but I will find out).....also low blood sugar might act up.....will see........The desire to graze all day needs to be stopped.

Slept well...feel good.....

Black coffee

water.....need to up my ounces............

Tea ( plain, pure)

Noon-4 Feast time = Beef stew, green beans, blueberries, banana, cherries, 1 holland rusk.

after 4 P.M. until bedtime...back to water, coffee, tea

innerpeace on 05/24/2022:
It's chilly here too. I applaud you never ending efforts to find what works for you, unlike myself. Have a great day.

bearcountrygg on 05/24/2022:
I really do like to mix things up...it keeps my interest going.....I know fasting works well for me when I have done it before and I also know that going back to old habits undoes all the progress..........I will see how today goes.....and go from there.


Jacky82020 on 05/24/2022:
Sounds like intermittent fasting. Read interesting article, sound science, from a medical journal, NEJM. Said ppl lost no more on IF than not, all related to total calories per day, not the times. Heard this before. But they did carefully controlled studies

bearcountrygg on 05/24/2022:
I like the idea of autophagy.......Any type of fasting I have done in the past...( and I've done several).....was great while I was on it......I do like the 4/20 fast because there is no calorie counting and I do feel good on it....if I lose weight or not right now isn't my main goal really....if I do lose a little that would be fine......but the way I feel when I fast is the best thing.....Very clear minded and in control. I need to stop the all day grazing...and when I do this kind of fast I do mostly eat better nutritionally....


Donkey on 05/24/2022:
It was not that cold here this morning, but I did not go outside until around 7am to take out recycling.

I would be interested to hear how your day plays out. I hope that when you say "feast time", that you are not anticipating a free-for-all, but rather, good nutritious foods.

bearcountrygg on 05/24/2022:
They call it feast and fast....but that is really referring to eating without counting calories in prep for the coming 20 hours........I do plan a lot of nutrition for that 4 hours.....and it is easier for me to avoid the junkier stuff when I am doing this kind of fast because I do concentrate on the healthier things.....I'm enjoying it so far.....I usually do......I hopefully can continue on with it this time without dropping my blood sugar too low...that is usually my main concern with it...otherwise...I feel great when I fast.


legcramps on 05/24/2022:
We finally have some sun and i've been trying to soak it up as much as possible. Hopefully it warms up for you soon!

bearcountrygg on 05/24/2022:
It just hit 61 here finally.....Ready to leave those frost warnings behind. Nice to hear that our neighbors to the north are getting some sun!


Maria7 on 05/24/2022:
I did 18 hours fast beginning yesterday after lunch, having only 1200c for yesterday's cals, through this morning. Weighed and was the same as yesterday!

bearcountrygg on 05/24/2022:
That is disappointing.....are you going to continue?


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legcramps - Tuesday May 24, 2022

Weight: 0.0

May 21 - bike ride 2 hours

May 22 - bike ride 1 hour

May 23 - yardwork 1 hour, hike 1 hour


My knees are a bit sore from all the bike riding i've been doing, but it's been helping my mental health so it's something I choose to live with. Feeling much better emotionally than last week, for sure. Trying not to take everything personally is a bit of an art form, LOL, and something that is definitely required as a manager. Working to get better at this, i.e. letting it go. Very much appreciate all your comments, they helped to calm me down!

Short work week this week as we had the Victoria Day holiday yesterday. BF and I spent the weekend being together, hanging out, riding bikes and just chilling. It was really nice, even though we had some yardwork in there too. I also started getting our hiking stuff ready for an overnight hiking trip we're doing in June. So that was nice, it is giving me something to look forward to.

I took June 1st to 3rd as holiday from work, and then the hike is on the 4th and 5th - these are the first holidays i've taken since I started this position in October last year. I am so ready for some extended time off where I can really do some things that will fill my heart up again.

I am going to try and stay positive today, and take short breaks when needed. The only person that is telling me to work harder, faster, longer, is me. And that needs to stop before I really break down.

Jacky82020 on 05/24/2022:
Stay positive! Take breaks! Don’t let BS get you down.


bearcountrygg on 05/24/2022:
Yes.....Be kind to yourself....you are a hard worker and you can only give them what you have to give....It's hard to believe you have been at that job that long...feels like it was n=more recent than that...time sure does fly.


Maria7 on 05/24/2022:
Yes, we all have to work on being positive and remember to take breaks as needed. Take care.


happy-1 on 05/24/2022:
Pace yourself.


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Donkey - Tuesday May 24, 2022
(Low carb eating w recumbent bike, yoga, weights)
Weight: 143.5

I'm not even sure what to say about eating yesterday.  I think it went well, but who could tell with all the craziness during the day?  Step-count was excellent.  Yoga was wonderful - truly wonderful.  For once, I truly felt in balance with the present, with my grief, with my gratitude.

My work life, though, was completely insane.  The Boss skipped a closing despite the fact that he had separate, lengthy discussions with New Guy AND myself on Friday about him needing to attend the closing.  He just decided to assign the closing to New Guy and didn't think twice about it -- except that New Guy had a closing of his own to attend.  So nobody showed up at the Boss' closing -- MY FILE!!!  The Boss blamed it on the computer not updating the calendar, but frankly, we had complete conversations about him attending this closing, so..... 

Then there was some kind of miscalcuation on funds being paid out on another file.  It was on New Guy's file, but the Boss holds the bank account.  So the Boss was struggling to figure out the amounts for the checks to cut, and New Guy just sat there, not mentioning that some of it was already paid out at the closing that he attended.  I guess New Guy just figured he didn't need to think about it because the Boss was handling it.  Sloppy.

And the Replacement Kid is making a lot of mistakes.  Should I call him Mistakes Guy? LOL...  It's mostly mistakes of omission - not following through on things.  I figured out that he hadn't taken Business Law, and then also  learned that he hadn't taken the Contracts class at paralegal school either.  So the 3 classes that would have really helped him with this job, he didn't take.  Oh well, can't be too choosy, but it's just frustrating.

Can't be too choosy, becasue Mistakes Girl had some problems with her OB appointment yesterday, and we're waiting to hear today if the doctor decides to deliver the baby sooner than expected.  I was truly hoping we'd have her for a couple of weeks into June, but I completely 100% support her in whatever she needs to do for herself and baby.  I guess it's just a startling reminder not to take things for granted.  You'd think I'd learn that already, with everything else that has happened.

Progress as of today: 43 lbs lost so far, only 10.5 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 05/24/2022:
I'm glad to hear that your own personal day went really well.....work....well...That is hard to control....but you sure did a good job with your own time.


Jacky82020 on 05/24/2022:
Great to hear of yesterday’s personal Harmony. You are likely to experience downswings and upswings and in between swings as time marches on. You’ve known great suffering. My heart goes out to you.

What a mess at your job! A shame good help is hard to find.


legcramps on 05/24/2022:
That's unfortunate that "Mistakes Guy" is struggling. Hopefully once he finds his way in all of the office routines, this will get better.


Maria7 on 05/24/2022:
Glad to read you are still enjoying your Yoga.


happy-1 on 05/24/2022:
Hugs. Those perfect yoga moments are why we keep going.


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innerpeace - Tuesday May 24, 2022

Weight: 314.0

Been in a quandry lately...just stuff....

The girl has been working for a couple of months (I think four paychecks) - the last one was over $300. DH asked if she was saving some - she said..."I don't have a savings account" so, if it's in her account she spends it, she didn't think about NOT spending all her money. She buys stuff for her useless BF...like she's his sugar mama or something. Neither one of them have ambition, dreams or plans for ANYTHING! Well, after spending over $100 to fill up DH's truck yesterday - and he does this every week just to go to work - So basically we are throwing out almost $300 extra a month on gas alone. I went to the grocery store with DH Saturday, and what normally would have been $80-90 dollars was $175, I'm like WTF did we just buy that costs so much. NOTHING, but the usual stuff we get. So, so depressing, needless to say, we will probably not be able to afford to buy the girl a car, if that's what she was thinking....so she needs to save her money!

We will just need to open her a savings account! Like that will work, but it's worth a try. I have no great hope for the future if most of the youth today are like the girl. Sad.

Work is work is work.

Last night I was walking the doggos and my neighbor is like...'haven't seen you at the gym lately"...seriously though AND I just received an email from Anytime Fitness - Hey we miss you, you haven't been to the gym in over a month!! Yeah, yeah I know and when bill are tight, they gym membership will be the first to go, when it is probably the only bill that is really needed, for sanity purposes.

I will go to the gym before the end of the week, this is my goal.

Eating Meh

Really not working a program to see a significant loss/difference ergo the reason not posting anything.

I have some lunchbox art, but will post another time.

Have a great Tuesday! IP

Progress as of today: 23.9 lbs lost so far, only 104 lbs to go!

Donkey on 05/24/2022:
If she gets direct deposit from her employer, she can make arrangements to have part of her paycheck automatically deposited into her new savings account.

I would encourage you to try to keep the gym membership if you can - it's always motivated me to use a membership if I'm paying for it, to "get my money's worth".


bearcountrygg on 05/24/2022:
Teens and their money....one of mine opened his own checking acct when he was 16 and working as well as school......and first crack off the bat...he wrote a check that bounced.....because.....LOL...he still had checks!!!!! HELLO!!!!!! That was a rude awakening....and I can say....that he always was the guy with a leather checkbook cover and a zero balance......while our plastic cover was the freebie from the bank and often was cracked....but we carried a balance even when we were struggling financially raising a family.....They truly have no clue......it is a good time to try to teach her the value of money saved.......no guarantees that they will truly get it.......but hopefully it is something that they understand over time and experience.


legcramps on 05/24/2022:
The first piece of financial advise I got once I had a job was from an accountant who told me to save 15-20% of my cheque and to set it up so that it automatically went into a savings account. Best piece of advise ever. I put it into a RSP that I couldn't touch without penalty, and it made a huge difference in how I was able to grow as an adult.


Maria7 on 05/24/2022:
Yes, gas has gone up a LOT!


happy-1 on 05/24/2022:
This doesn’t just sound like a money issue… Also self esteem… like he won’t love her if she doesn’t shower him with gifts.


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horn_of_plenty - Monday May 23, 2022
(counting calories/walking/weights/strength)
Weight: 108.5

 


5.23.22 Monday - 15 min walk before work in AM :) 

Breakfast: cold, brown banana nice from fridge and coffee 150; pb on a thin waffle 250. 400.

10:15a Snacks: pepperidge farm pirouettes 200, pb 100..300..

Lunch: tofu 100, salad 50?, with caeser creamy dressing but light..150.., 2 white wraps smaller side 200. (using them up as i have a whole other new package of them to use at home) 500.

Snacks: 2 Cookies of a nice taste :) 100 shortbread/choc drizzle. i bought them.

snacking after the shot/before going out on bike instead of walking, choosing to use different muscles...100

Dinner: chicken soup good amount of chicken, too. had the broth also for health. 400.pita 150. little more than a serving of pb m&m's (hard to stop and approaching my calorie limit, but got a good taste of them at more than a serving!). 200. 750....oops, undercalculated by 100. ah well.

2150, a hair over cals, but very tasty and satisfying.and filling.

3:30pm leave work on time; for Dr by me @ 5pm - Medical #2 after work for second shot of 3 series (hpv vax - i opted into it age limit now is 45). walk to dr appt and back if i have time rather than drive there....got to medical early, just drove straight there....will bike a little bit now; after comig home and having fruit as a snack...going out to bike around 5:45p

biked for a half hour, i know a good circular loop i do. some is in traffic, some is down a quiet street. i can probably fix it so it's mostly in quiet areas. may think about changing my route to avoid traffic in the future. the thing is, i do love that it's one big loop and takes around 30 min right now.

also walked around 10 min after biking to cool down. stretch my legs. was good :)

good amount of exercise for today by getting in 15 min in the AM.


5.24.22 Tuesday new lady Elana joins office (another new girl is not with us, the one that came for around 2 weeks is gone back to another office thankfully), Elana - supposedly she's an electrical engineer so that would mean she would indeed have a lot of knowledge and be able to give me work and that i guess i'd be working under her, not just be another admin asst like myself...and that is good...


5.25.22 Wed - 


5.26.22 Thurs 


5.27.22 Fri - Holiday weekend - Memorial Day, may get out  a little early today from work - if out early, i suppose i'd use the time to walk :)...but to drive home & walk; to skip out on some of the holiday traffic...


5.28.22 Saturday 8a-9:30a - Bird Watching / Walk at Ridgewood Reservoir (in my borough, but around 30 min away...good...and activity is free!)...trying to keep this in no matter what...but it is early. so who knows.

5.29.22 Sunday

5.30.22 Monday Holiday - Memorial Day YAY!!! - 


5.31.22 - Tuesday - 


...Be on lookout for a separate check for 2 vacation days/3 sick days unused pay.!!! :-D. check should be for an entire 40hr work week, check to be approx $615 after taxes, my deductions, etc. (and if i get raise before the check is issued;  this check will be significantly higher by about 20%)


6.1.22 Wednesay, Happy June!

June 4th minetta brook walking trail with Steve Duncan 6-8p - this one I paid for $30 


6.18.22 Saturday - 

6:30-8p- I signed up for an evening walk at Plumb Beach, brooklyn thru NYC H20 organiation- it's a 3/4 mi round trip walk (and i guess a lot of standing which is good for me as well) and a lesson on Horseshoe Crabs from a sociology professor during the walk. i figure this is a wonderful, free event; and i can get takeout food on my return from a restaurant in that area!




7.1.22 Fri (holiday weekend, may get out a little early from work today) and it's JULY! (ok, it's SUMMERTIME!)


7.2.22 Sat - Thinking to go to Christine's fave beach this weekend, called Ocean Beach on FI, ferry ride to get there...nice on a long weekend.

7.3.22 Sun - 

7/4/22 - July 4th Monday so it will be a nice, long weekend with today a Holiday




8/6/22-8/7/22 - New Hope, PA  Peach Festival- Pick up Christine & Drive down early morning Saturday; stay Saturday Night overnight hotel; Spend the day Sunday; drive back Sunday after Dinner.  It's an artsy town on the water - walking around Peddler's Village which is all artsy and shopping. I plan to ride the carousel! Staying at the hotel on the grounds - Golden Inn. 

Progress as of today: 1.5 lbs lost so far, only 3.5 lbs to go!

Donkey on 05/23/2022:
I just realized that I never logged back on yesterday to comment on your diary! I'm so sorry! But I do think it's a good, hopeful sign that you're getting a new engineer, rather than another administrative assistant. I hope it helps you with work and helps the office dynamics too. (I realize she starts tomorrow.)

In the meantime, yay for you to get to leave early today, even if it's to get a shot, LOL.

horn_of_plenty on 05/23/2022:
leave on time, even better, than having to ask to leave early...and hopefully i can walk to get the shot...added exercise :)

you know it's ok if you don't comment on my entries everyday...i totally understand someone who sits at a computer for work all day during the week wanting off of it on weekends.

horn_of_plenty on 05/23/2022:
i am sure it will be great to have her...this AM i was working with the PM (my boss) and the other admin assistant kept interrupting to ask questions about the other job that is near the conclusion (will prob be totally over in one year). it's tough to stay on track with my PM...and crystal, the other PM, is better at getting his attention and pushing / interrupting him and getting his attention...it's an asset on her part, lol.

but i did get to work with him today; and that is good...


bearcountrygg on 05/23/2022:
Brown bananas are supposed to be the healthier ones!!!

horn_of_plenty on 05/23/2022:
and quite good from the fridge.


Donkey on 05/24/2022:
I think it's OK to have a higher calorie day here and there. I tend to think that there's usually a good reason behind that, physiologically or perhaps psychologically that we might always totally be aware of. Keeps the metabolism fired up. It's OK as long as it's not a regular thing, which I know for you, it's won't be.

horn_of_plenty on 05/24/2022:
yes, i shouldn't stress :) just keep on my regular decent intakes :) xo


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happy-1 - Monday May 23, 2022
(Walk 15 min and do PT daily. Regular meal prep.)
Weight: 246.6

 Mon 5-23-22 7:45am

Brain just kicked on after enough REM sleep and a 93 body battery. I tell you there is no better feeling except to add a cup of coffee... or in my case tea. I miss coffee. This overall good feeling comes from relatively consistent REM over the week, stats turning out how I predict based on habits, and the possible affordable solution for my cat of a home enema. Weird dreams last night. Was supposed to go to a convention with a friend and she was not happy about it. Ended up in a hotel room with Bobcat. For some reason I had brought my cat. He was apparently unaware I had a cat and was not thrilled she was in our bed. Where are the dreams about eating ice cream while riding fluffy unicorns through outer space?

Working through my goals today... will be to fall asleep by 9:30 tonight, get up and check blood sugar and other stats in the morning. New test strips and headphones arrive today. So... now I will get up and go for a walk while my tea heats up and my keto hot breakfast sits and absorbs liquid. I will come back flip on power, do coworking, do pt, do paperwork, and... I've got this.

Progress as of today: 70.4 lbs lost so far, only 86.6 lbs to go!

happy-1 on 05/23/2022:
Inch by inch…

happy-1 on 05/23/2022:
9:30am - Today I lost a lb!!! Off my plateau weight! 246.6! Went for a 30 min walk this am and had low back pain so I need to talk to my pt and possibly throw out my shoes I keep by my door to shove my feet in in the morning. About to eat. Effort today is about pushing to get back to falling asleep at 9:30 pm.

happy-1 on 05/23/2022:
Also cat left me two fat presents in her box this morning. Probably because I shelled out cash for a kitty enema. That’s just how the world works. I don’t know who is more relieved that an enema is not in the plans for Tuesday…. Me or the cat.

happy-1 on 05/23/2022:
Walked 30 minutes and ate.

10:30 - just too tired. Resting for 30 min

11 - still tired. Resting another 30 min. Down 30 BB points. That was fast.

happy-1 on 05/23/2022:
11 15 almonds and stevia chips

11:30 took glycine and adhd meds. Set another 30 min timer

1:45 cheese

12 timer went off. Super wiped still like I ran a marathon. Setting another 30 min and resting again.

happy-1 on 05/23/2022:
Dad says he’s very concerned about me going for walks in the morning if I get this tired and told me I need to stop. I almost fell over laughing. I told him to ask the nurse whether AM walks are a good idea. Let me know what she says.

happy-1 on 05/23/2022:
Mystery solved. I’m dehydrated. Probably the stevia yesterday. Up to 82% from whatever it was before I had water and l-glutamine.

I need to do more activity.

happy-1 on 05/23/2022:
Nutritionist has not emailed back. Maybe I will see her in group tomorrow.

happy-1 on 05/23/2022:
I pretty much laid here till Instacart came. Dad got mad when the order came… it’s just essentials for 2 days in case I’m not ok to go to the market for another few days. Sandwich stuff, eggs, milk, his treats. He started having a meltdown on me and I just couldn’t take it.

5:30 still drinking water. Trying to feel better. Test strips just came.

Why can’t he tell me he’s running low on stuff before he does?

happy-1 on 05/23/2022:
8:30 time for bed. I don’t know why I am so worn out today. Drinking water for getting my hydration level up. Give myself a shot in the morning. Turning off tv and electric

happy-1 on 05/23/2022:
9:30 can’t sloep. Headphone adapter broke


bearcountrygg on 05/23/2022:
I've never had those fluffy unicorn types of dreams.......my dreams are usually mundane and boring.....( the dog walking under water as if that is normal and me panicking about it)......a garage that we apparently just acquired that even though it was very small...apparently contained a skating rink, an upstairs and we met the Clintons on the stairway..it was also a flea market..my Grandma and I walking around a fair......just weird things that that make no sense. YEAH on that lost pound...YOU ROCK!!

happy-1 on 05/23/2022:
Weird things that make no sense as a dream feel appropriate. This is more like normal stuff with weird combos. This is all relatively mundane stuff. Nobody has special abilities.

Although it does occur to me that my guy and I never talk about my cat. Maybe he secretly resents my cat?

And why does my friend always appear in my dreams shaking her head at me like she doesn’t understand me, then I do something ofd?

happy-1 on 05/23/2022:
And ty for the congrats on the weightloss! I’ve been throwing myself against that wall so long I can’t believe I finally broke through!


horn_of_plenty on 05/23/2022:
lol that is quite a dream! haha. well, at least there's cats in it <3

happy for your good body battery :)

happy-1 on 05/23/2022:
Mama Cat agrees!

TY!


Donkey on 05/24/2022:
I'm quite impressed with your body battery scores for the past few days :-)

I'm glad for you to hear that you broke through your plateau. Those can be so frustrating and demoralizing.

I'm kind of the opposite about running out of things. I tend to stock up way too soon. Nothing wrong with that except that then there's too much stuff, and not enough room in the small pantry we have.

happy-1 on 05/24/2022:
Yeah me too…. it’s that dad watches the bill and gets upset if I buy multiples of his stuff… his taste changes and he doesn’t like stuff anymore… and to cut sodium I have him on fresh foods but I can’t use all the fridge space because he won’t be able to find it…. And to keep him from going overboard on ice cream I buy 1 pack 1x a week…


legcramps on 05/24/2022:
Great job on those morning walks!


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bearcountrygg - Monday May 23, 2022

Weight: 0.0

I've noticed my eating has gotten worse and worse over the last few days.......so typical of when I am listing food...online or in a notebook...........It seems as if I am either totally ignoring food all together....or focusing on it continually.....so frustrating......This has literally been my story since early childhood......eat out of total necessity from hunger....or graze all day................being right down the middle has always been a battle.

Slept like a log............

I have such control over the rest of my life

Food is my kryptonite..........GET IT TOGETHER LINDA!!!!

I have noticed that when I concentrate on healthy whole, simple foods....higher nutrition foods....I do a lot better...I get into trouble when I start adding processed foods.........I lose control.....to simplify that.......for myself.......if I eat for nutrition using whole foods.....I feel better, I eat better, I eat less and and I crave less.

This morning my glucose was 108....very rare for me...I'm usually between 80 and 99.........( with the 90's being perfect for me.........)  I had a junk food fest yesterday...and I guess it is showing today........Wake up call for me.

It is 33 degrees out right now..........good day for homemade beef stew in the crock pot.

 

Stew meat in the crockpot...the veggies go in a little later.

coffee

Breakfast = Fage 0% greek yogurt ( less than usual) and a sliced banana to make it more palatable.....END OF BREAKFAST.....WAIT UNTIL LUNCH FOR NEXT MEAL

 

I think I read the book...7 Habits Of Highly Effective People years ago.....Excellent book....I can't find it here....need to order that I guess....

Lunch was beef stew and a side of green beans.

 

horn_of_plenty on 05/23/2022:
ohhh you know i'm loving my crockpot too xoxo. especially the broths, i enjoy the broths of my soups from the crockpot with all the seasonings and herbs in them!

enjoy your stew making :)

also the body has an easier time digesting whole foods and my skin is always better after several days of including them.

bearcountrygg on 05/23/2022:
I sure do feel better after eating whole foods........and I don't crave them a lot which helps me to eat smaller portions.......


Donkey on 05/23/2022:
The processed foods may have chemicals in them that trigger something in your body to want more. Or maybe they just are designed to taste better (according to our brain chemistry) than whole foods.

That stew sounds like a wonderful idea!

bearcountrygg on 05/23/2022:
I am such a junk food junky......quick, easy, tasty, and you are correct...just full of chemicals......stew is cooking.


happy-1 on 05/23/2022:
Dehydration after processed foods can spike sugar and blood pressure. Drink some water.

bearcountrygg on 05/23/2022:
I'm filling up with that today...but thanks for the reminder.


horn_of_plenty on 05/23/2022:
my dad had that book... i believe i only browsed thru it, but i did think it was good. i remember the title and it taking up the entire cover of the book.

bearcountrygg on 05/23/2022:
It is worth a read for sure......NYTimes bestseller.


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Donkey - Monday May 23, 2022
(Low carb eating w recumbent bike, yoga, weights)
Weight: 143.5

It certainly was a productive weekend, I'll give you that.  I think I'm done with repotting plants, LOL.  That was a LOT of hard work - lifting, steps, stairs, etc.  And one plant, I'm not even sure I did the right thing, but I couldn't deal with tossing the plant's roots out, so I repotted it, covered it with moss, and we'll see what happens.  If nothing happens, if nothing re-grows, I can compost the soil. 

I have only 1 more actual plant left to repot, and I'm waiting for the loose rooting that I stuck back in the pot before buying the whole plant, to take a better hold before I stress out the plant again.  I think the loose rooting (that I'm trying hard to save) will lose a leaf, but the other 2 leafs might hang in there.

Filling out the packet was emotionally hard, but Daughter and I got through it.  We did most of it, and then asked Husband for his approval or tie-breaking vote.  But it really wasn't "tie-breaking" in the sense that someone lost out, but rather choosing between favorites.  Picking out the songs was hard, listening to them on YouTube. Music has a way of touching the soul, and it was hard not to cry.  I'm so relieved that this part is finished, though.  And Husband was very grateful that we did this, because he said he was just no good at any of that stuff.  (Good thing I didn't leave it up to him, then or it never would have gotten done.)

No weight training over the weekend, and tonight is yoga.  It should be a nice day for lunchtime walking.  Seriously, though, if I walk into a million new contracts today, I'm not going to be happy.

Progress as of today: 43 lbs lost so far, only 10.5 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 05/23/2022:
I wish I had your green thumb...you sound like it is a real passion for you. Good for you getting the packet completed....Hope today isn't too difficult at work.

Donkey on 05/24/2022:
It is becoming a passion for sure. I find plants to be so life-affirming, which is what I definitely need lately. Plus, I kind of feel like a Plant Mom... IDK I'm sure you can see how plants are filling a need for me at this time.


horn_of_plenty on 05/23/2022:
Bear is right, it sure is nice to have a green thumb as it's a nice hobby to have. I have a friend in Australia that i met many years ago when we were camp counselors in 2001 - and she has a big green thumb too. so much so that she has a whole garden on her "tiny terrace." she even grows the cucumelon plant that is these little cucumber tasting bite size veggies. she grows an assortment of plants and they fair very well each year as i can tell from her photos. so nice that some are edible. but they don't have to be to enjoy just looking at!

Donkey on 05/24/2022:
There are photos around the internet of apartment balconies loaded with plants. I think that would be me. Or a previous cover of The New Yorker magazine, where it's a lady in her apartment, which has been turned into a jungle, and she's happily watering her trees in her apartment, LOL.

I haven't ventured into edibles yet. I don't think I will go that direction, but who knows, could be...


happy-1 on 05/23/2022:
Hugs. You are doing amazing.

Donkey on 05/24/2022:
Thank you for saying this. One of the things that the grief groups have shown me is how others are doing in their grief journey. On one hand, I think I'm crazy for pushing myself to go back to work so soon. On the other hand, I'm grateful for pushing myself to go back to work so soon, to keep me moving forward at least.

Like I said in group on Saturday, It gets me out of bed, it gets me cleaned up. And that's something.


horn_of_plenty on 05/23/2022:
so how was work today?

Donkey on 05/24/2022:
Oh. My. Word. Not only was it busy, but lots of mistakes made by others... LOTS.


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horn_of_plenty - Sunday May 22, 2022
(counting calories/walking/weights/strength)
Weight: 108.5

 


5.22.22 Sunday - sleep in... until around 9:30a

10:15a breakfast banana & coffee 150, waffle with 100 with choc hazelnut butter 200, jelly 50, 500.

noon small meal before getting myself outside to walk:  fat free choc on bottom yogurt 110; add stevia; add tbsp sesame tahini spread into it for healthy fat; 100, 2 shortbread cookies with cherry jelly inside 140. 350.

2:45p - strawberries 80; mushroom jerky 80,kombucha  200

4p-4:30p more strawberries 100 (yes, bought a lot!) , popcorn 150, more popcorn 150

5:30 bowl of the tasty soup i made, but only veggies and broth, no chicken right now. 150..the broth is nice, a bit spicy. def not your typical canned soup very healthy.

7:30 dinner/snacks: freshly made chicken 250 from the soup; later a granola bar while working out. 100. 

today wasn't really scheduled; like the whole weekend. but i don't mind it really - doing my workout now and watching a PBS show on London in 1850's with their first railroad, the thames river, sewage; and other things...

 2 chocs near end of workout. small mint ones 50.

2000.


before walk - Prep / Make chicken / fennel soup crockpot recipe. using the simplest one i found - which i also liked the best:Will add additional veggies -   carrots, recipe in comments below....it is cooking now :)

early PM - hour walk locally, just in neighborhood.no driving necessary. - yes went walking! came back thirsty. legs a little heavy feeling by the end, as usual, but glad i did the walk....happy to walk :) DONE.

1/2 cleaning of gp cages... (means only wash the dirtier half - the one cage where 2 gp's are mostly in as the other cage doesn't get as dirty and the fleece is clipped down and hard to remove with the one i'm not washing). DONE.

spoke on phone to friend christine both during and also after the walk for a little bit. DONE.

after walk - reading - soon....yes, did some reading.

PM Workout - Strength in middle afternoon - when its raining (today would have been good as a gym day - to get myself out of the apt, if i were a gym member!). DONE.


5.23.22 Monday -

3:30pm leave work for Dr by me @ 5pm - Medical #2 after work for second shot of 3 series (hpv vax - i opted into it.


5.24.22 Tuesday new lady Elana joins office (another new girl is not with us, the one that came for around 2 weeks is gone back to another office thankfully), Elana - supposedly she's an electrical engineer so that would mean she would indeed have a lot of knowledge and be able to give me work and that i guess i'd be working under her, not just be another admin asst like myself...and that is good...


5.25.22 Wed - 


5.26.22 Thurs 


5.27.22 Fri - Holiday weekend - Memorial Day, may get out  a little early today from work - 


5.28.22 Saturday - make plans with Christine? - signed up also for the bird watching for today (and tomorrow) and will cancel one as the event comes closer and i know my other plans for this holiday weekend!

5.29.22 Sunday - 8a-9:30a - Bird Watching / Walk at Ridgewood Reservoir (in my borough, but around 30 min away...good...and activity is free!)

5.30.22 Monday Holiday - Memorial Day YAY!!! - 


5.31.22 - Tuesday - 


...Be on lookout for a separate check for 2 vacation days/3 sick days unused pay.!!! :-D. check should be for an entire 40hr work week, check to be approx $615 after taxes, my deductions, etc. (and if i get raise before the check is issued;  this check will be significantly higher by about 20%)


6.1.22 Wednesay, Happy June!


6.18.22 Saturday - 

6:30-8p- I signed up for an evening walk at Plumb Beach, brooklyn thru NYC H20 organiation- it's a 3/4 mi round trip walk (and i guess a lot of standing which is good for me as well) and a lesson on Horseshoe Crabs from a sociology professor during the walk. i figure this is a wonderful, free event; and i can get takeout food on my return from a restaurant in that area!




7.1.22 Fri (holiday weekend, may get out a little early from work today) and it's JULY! (ok, it's SUMMERTIME!)


7.2.22 Sat - Thinking to go to Christine's fave beach this weekend, called Ocean Beach on FI, ferry ride to get there...nice on a long weekend.

7.3.22 Sun - 

7/4/22 - July 4th Monday so it will be a nice, long weekend with today a Holiday




8/6/22-8/7/22 - New Hope, PA  Peach Festival- Pick up Christine & Drive down early morning Saturday; stay Saturday Night overnight hotel; Spend the day Sunday; drive back Sunday after Dinner.  It's an artsy town on the water - walking around Peddler's Village which is all artsy and shopping. I plan to ride the carousel! Staying at the hotel on the grounds - Golden Inn. 

 

Progress as of today: 1.5 lbs lost so far, only 3.5 lbs to go!

horn_of_plenty on 05/22/2022:
https://food52.com/recipes/82796-crockpot-chicken-soup-recipe


bearcountrygg on 05/22/2022:
Sounds good that that new gal left and an even newer one has arrived....That will likely be a better situation. Just plain cold here...sounds like you are getting summer weather????

horn_of_plenty on 05/22/2022:
yes, this weekend is summer weather! i can't believe how cold it was by you.

later, the rain/storms will come in by me; and lower the temps back down i believe from almost 90F to 70F mid afternoon to late afternoon...

yes, the new gal coming sounds better than who was there. bringing actual knowledge and skills rather than another admin. lol...i'm very anxious about it as if affects my work ...and i do need someone there to help direct me...ugh, just feeling anxious about my abilities, etc.


bearcountrygg on 05/22/2022:
Are you anxious about the technical things about electrical work? Wiring etc..........Do you need that kind of knowledge to do the paperwork?

horn_of_plenty on 05/22/2022:
yes,about technical questions i have in order to get to the final paperwork...and also how to submit things in order and what order to go about submitting the different electrical components. by order, i mean what to submit first, what to work on first, etc.


bearcountrygg on 05/22/2022:
I see...That is interesting.....Do you have a project manager in the trailer?

horn_of_plenty on 05/22/2022:
yes, and the executive was working with him previously to feed me work but since the executive has left the PM hasn't been free to set aside time to go over things with me as he's mostly working on the old job we are doing, not this new one...

that's why maybe this new person will be very good to have; i know the PM likes me; but it still makes me nervous if people think i won't be needed. (that's how i feel but i doubt that will happen)


bearcountrygg on 05/22/2022:
Hopefully the new lady will be able to give you the info you need......

horn_of_plenty on 05/22/2022:
thanks Bear.


happy-1 on 05/23/2022:
Horseshoe crabs class sounds fun!

horn_of_plenty on 05/23/2022:
i thought so too!

horn_of_plenty on 05/23/2022:
i also like that it's an evening class...maybe traffic will be better than during the day.


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bearcountrygg - Sunday May 22, 2022

Weight: 0.0

Rained most of the night...phone dinged this morning to warn of a frost......I see it is 42 degrees right now.....so funny for late may.  I'm just planning a quiet Sunday......Next Sunday we will go visit a couple of D's siblings and families.......until then...I hope to just relax.

coffee 

 

WELL...I GUESS WE ARE GOING TO CHECK THE TRUCK>>>UGH!!!

This morning took a turn.......While he was making his breakfast...I was getting dressed for the day..( earlier than usual).........he ate.....and then got dressed......I started making my breakfast...he came into the kitchen and said "When will you be ready to go?"....UHHHH...I said "go where"...he said I thought we were going to look at the truck....LOL...well.....he thought because I got dressed earlier than usual...that was the signal....I seriously need to be careful  changing my habits...LOL...well....I literally turned the range off....put my food in the fridge and we left.........2 hours later...we are back home.....The truck was not damaged in the tornado....but he did notice a problem with something they "fixed" on it....so ...He will have to call them about checking that.....and there it sits waiting for that 1 last 46$ part they can't find.....and now we know they did not do a stellar job on the repair in one spot......but he will deal with that in a phone call......

The tornado damage to the town has been cleaned up so amazingly well.......They sure did a great job of at least piling up the debris and clearing the streets and parking lots........and it hasn't even been 48 hours yet.  They are still searching for people.   Some of my favorite places and now gone......and I will miss them......

 

Came home and finished cooking my breakfast which was a bacon, onion and cheese omelette and blueberries.

 Lunch was cucumber, fage 0% greek yogurt with Walden Farms SF breakfast syrup and fresh cherries

2 sf chocolates

Just really snacky today and I'm trying to use up some odds and ends around here so the rest of the day looks pretty funny....craving fruit for some reason and so I was going for that....

Last meal of the day....plus afternoon snacks were

cheese, holland rusks, mixed fruit and chia cup, peanuts, sf jello, little mango dried fruit bar, crystal light, nature valley almond butter biscuit

No more eating for me...getting way too snacky...and I'm thinking about food too much again...need to get away from that...power of suggestion...UGH!

Just going to settle in and find something to watch for the evening now.

 

Donkey on 05/22/2022:
Oh my, well, good luck with the truck. And the drive TO the truck. I'm guessing that not knowing about the status of the truck would eat away at D until he knew.

Ugh, I'm so sorry. That can't be a pleasant drive.

bearcountrygg on 05/22/2022:
The truck was not damaged...and their clean up efforts are stellar...Amazingly they have the streets totally cleared....and there are a lot of mountains of debris....but they made huge headways with that.....I have a new found respect for Gaylord.....They did am amazing job of fixing their town so that life can go on there.....We were shocked at how well they are handling it all. There are the partial building standing there looking like they have exploded....but the debris is cleared...and piled waiting for pick up.....and the power is back on.....amazing.


Maria7 on 05/22/2022:
Hubby said that hopefully the missing people will all be found alive when I read your today's entry to him about the town your truck is in...Hope they find the part for your truck, too. I know you have been waiting a long time....

bearcountrygg on 05/22/2022:
I haven't heard any more about the missing today.....I'm hoping they find them as well. That part is a real problem...only 2 in the U.S. and neither one will sell them.....it is hard to get a lot of things right now that are specific to vehicles.....my son finally found a part for his car...it was $69....but he had to pay $150 to get it shipped across the country......hopefully the vehicles don't need anything more. The truck has been in the shop since early february......


horn_of_plenty on 05/22/2022:
i've got the snacky situation going on for me too. all weekend. at least the things i ate were all tasty.

i'm glad your truck is ok.

the tornado didn't make any news i watched, but then again i didn't really watch much news...so maybe i just missed it and it was covered...

i'm glad you are ok and that is really sad for the people that lost their homes and the missing people. mother nature can be a beast.

bearcountrygg on 05/23/2022:
It was an awful event.....2 died, 1 paralyzed...43 others injured......a lot of homes, and business destroyed. There are a lot of videos on you tube now......and they are horrufying.


happy-1 on 05/23/2022:
Hugs. Glad the truck os ok. Nature is bizarre… hopefully the people are ok.

bearcountrygg on 05/23/2022:
2 deaths, 1 person paralyzed, 43 others injured...everyone accounted for right now....very sad.

It is good to know the truck is fine......it was just outside of the main area of the tornado....If we had chosen the other option ...it would have been in the middle of it.


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happy-1 - Sunday May 22, 2022
(Walk 15 min and do PT daily. Regular meal prep.)
Weight: 248.7

 Sun 5-22-22 7:35am

Overdid it on the chores yesterday. Slept 10 hours but not enough REM. Today will have to be a quiet day at home.

Wrapup for the week:


 

Finally got deep breathing to work to restore energy yesterday. I did the breth exercises and Garmin captured them as little recharges on a big chores day.

Progress as of today: 68.3 lbs lost so far, only 88.7 lbs to go!

happy-1 on 05/22/2022:
Inch by inch

happy-1 on 05/22/2022:
Ha! My body battery charged to 100. The power of Glycine.

happy-1 on 05/22/2022:
2:30 just accidentally downed an entire 4 serving bag of sugar free wafer cookies. I need to get this sleep thing under control.

happy-1 on 05/22/2022:
At some point I meal prepped hot breakfast for the week.

5:15. Feeling better. Like I can get out paperwork and at least sort it. I need a real chair and desk for this, but no space so… inch by inch.

Ended up watching clean with me videos on Youtube.

6, dishes, laundry dinner, trash. Dinner was veggie made mac n cheese.

6:30 showering. Goal tonight is to shave my legs. This never used to be a goal.

happy-1 on 05/22/2022:
7, fed the cat canned chicken and hard food. I checked her box and she hasn’t pooped since I changed it yesterday. A little worried. Her belly feels big. I gave her canned chicken with some hard food mixed in. She says no.The bathroom is clean so if she bugs me tonight I will slide her tray in there and lock her in.

happy-1 on 05/22/2022:
Online articles say a cat should not go more than 72 hours without pooping. It’s been 24. Found a referral to a lower cost vet in my area... LA Animal Services had their cat chat yesterday, but I didn’t think to look hopefully they will have some information.

happy-1 on 05/22/2022:
Interesting guide to a diy enema, but it is definitely a 2 person project… 4 hands are needed. https://vetgirlontherun.com/treatment-constipated-cat-enema-vetgirl-veterinary-blog/

happy-1 on 05/22/2022:
Actually I bet I can do this with a towel in my bathroom. If she doesn’t poop by Tuesday when the pet-ema comes, up her bum it goes.

happy-1 on 05/22/2022:
And a $12 grooming bag. We will try everything first kitty.

happy-1 on 05/23/2022:
10pm. In bed, lights out. Meant to an hour ago but I made dad a burger at 8 (oops) and didn’t realize what time it was. Needed extra wind down time. Tomorrow I start again.


bearcountrygg on 05/22/2022:
I looked glycine up because I hadn't heard of it before......I see you can buy it over the counter....so you are impressed with it?

happy-1 on 05/22/2022:
Yeah… I dunno if it’s a long term solution… but I did chores without getting so tired I wanted to just sit down and cry yesterday. I’m not even tired today… just foggy and unfocused/low task initiation due to lack of rem. If someone else drove it would be a good beach day.


bearcountrygg on 05/22/2022:
If it helps you then that is what counts....

happy-1 on 05/22/2022:
Yeah, some supplements help initially and then your body re-adapts and they stop working so you have to cycle off again… like glutamate for pain. I can’t consider this “fixed” and make plans on it yet, but I can look forward to this week.


horn_of_plenty on 05/22/2022:
i also do these long sleeps...and sometimes still feel tired after but that's just typical for me in the mornings.


Donkey on 05/23/2022:
It might be better if kitty can get her (first) enema at the vet, rather than you giving it to her at home. You may want to look into a stool softener and a high fiber kibble. We get both of those through an Rx with the vet. (We get them at PetSmart, but they require a prescription.)

A word of advice, if you do decide to give kitty an enema at home, DO NOT give her the whole shot. Lubricate the tip of the syringe with Vaseline or mineral oil, and give her maybe a fourth of the shot. You can wipe off the tip and re-cap the syringe, if she needs another dose later in the day or the next day.

When we gave Baby Kitty her first enema, we gave her the whole shot, and she got very sick. Vomiting, dizziness, etc. It was very shocking to her whole system. Confine her to a small room, with washable bedding, because there will be poop everywhere. A little goes a long way.

Have you tried giving her a warm bath on her lower half? Often I can get a stool out of kitty, because the warm water relaxes the muscles. I massage the sides of her rump, near the "exit", to see if we can't get something moving. That sometimes works, and is kinder than the enema.


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Donkey - Sunday May 22, 2022
(Low carb eating w recumbent bike, yoga, weights)
Weight: 143.5

Yesterday was OK.  The sadness from the Grief Group kind of lingered for the rest of the day.  It did NOT help that it was cold and gray, either.  Today, it is nicely cool and the sun is out.  It's a nice day to be outside.

I checked out my library books, and only 2 of the 3 are worth reading at length.  The 3rd one is more about how to design your home with plants, and how other la-dee-dah people have done that.  Well, I don't care about any of that.  What I actually like are books describing different kinds of plants, which the other 2 books have some of that, but they are mostly about how to have happy plants and how plants can make us happy.  I'm always up for learning about plant care and such.

The "dinner and a movie" was a bust.  Husband picked a movie that I had no patience for, so about halfway through, I said I couldn't watch any more of it.  The Adjustment Bureau - God runs the world like the CIA and has undercover agents making sure that we follow our fates.  Just dumb.  Not even a slice of chocolate cake could make the movie palatable. 

One of the things to do this weekend that I left off of my list yesterday was to go through the packet that the church gave us for Son's memorial service.  Neither one of us has gone through the packet, but I guess it's to pick out readings and music.  This did not get done yesterday, but I want/need this to get done now (NOW), so it will be on the list of things to do, perhaps this afternoon. 

The transferred title to Son's car has come in, so we are ready to make the decision to sell the car or not.  I still have not yet sat in the car.  It is where he died.  Pretty much from the beginning, I felt that sitting in the car was something that I needed to do.  But maybe that's not really necessary after all, since we've pretty much come to the decision to sell it.  Personal possessions won't bring him back.

Things to Do Today:

 

Progress as of today: 43 lbs lost so far, only 10.5 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 05/22/2022:
I am all for NOT reading a book that you don't enjoy...and also NOT finishing a movie that is less than interesting.....and it is a good thing to be able to stop those things midway when possible. I know what you mean about the packet of things to take care of....you are right...it is about music and carrying out your wishes for his memorial. They may make also make some suggestions about a picture collage of him.....etc....if you desire to do that. Emotional times......((HUGS))


happy-1 on 05/22/2022:
A new show to binge while on the bike... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5qtrKdZUU0&list=PLpjKCD2O2w8wEdhOHRruM_HNBc_WKJBzj&index=15

They have a slob and an order pair up to clean. OMG. One guy vacuums his lawn


horn_of_plenty on 05/22/2022:
the worse is not being able to get thru a movie. this has happened to me only occasionally; as i hardly watch any movies to begin with! but i was in a phase a ways back and rented the red box dvds....i remember not being able to finish a few due to lack of interest.

I think selling the car, if that's what you all agree on, is the thing to do and i see why you feel it is ok to do.Thank you or sharing with us more about your son and the circumstances. you are so strong, intelligent, and someone that is a role model to me.


happy-1 on 05/23/2022:
Big hugs. The car should absolutely go. You are dealing and moving through it inch by inch.


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horn_of_plenty - Saturday May 21, 2022
(counting calories/walking/weights/strength)
Weight: 108.5

 


5.21.22 Sat - sleep in...i fell asleep last night on my couch and slept the whole night that way until my bedroom alarm went off at 5:30, when i went to my bed to continue to sleep until around 9:30a! felt really good to have the long sleep today.

10:15a breakfast is simple: few jelly filled cookies i had bought. 2 servings (4 cookies) 260, a coffee 40..300...also siggi's coconut yogurt with some apricot jelly and stevia too. 200...500....and stayed on couch until lunch...

12:30 Lunch: cheddar goldfish crackers 150, egg 100, wrap 150, pumpkin spread 100? (with olive oil, etc). 500.

4p Snacks:2 small clementines 50, some packaged jerky made from mushrooms, pretty good. 100. maybe 2 cookies and rest of my coffee from earlier that i added some extra sweetener too and filled up remaining cup with almond milk.. 150

7p Snacks, banana once home after supermarket; before diarrhea like 3x; and raspberries 250 total...despite diarrhea, i'm still hungry.

8:30p plum 50, salted popcorn 150x 2, yogurt 150

2050..

 

Find a chicken / fennel soup crockpot recipe to make. - FOUND. using the simplest one i found and just need to pick up the items below. Will add a couple additional veggies just as a couple carrots & radish into the recipe.

Vist the better supermarket to fill up on bunch scallions, 1 lemon, fruits, veggies, & chicken thighs most probably.

...while at the supermarket, i needed the bathroom bad with a strong bout of diarrhea, thank gosh there was a bathroom which i stayed in for several minutes; then back at home i had diarrhea again. it might be the coffee i had later in the afternoon, or a slight bout of food poisoning, not sure.!!!!! crazy. that's a first for diarrhea and needing a bathroom while food shopping! oh, now i see, it's prob the mushrooms that were jerky style - they had a lot of fiber in them...and then mixed with the other things i ate; that must be it.

i have a lot of fennel that i purchased last weekend. :)

Today temps will increase from 60F in am to almost 90F hot day! no outdor plans to beach bc friend is busy that i would have went with & that is ok.

if i want to - i can go out in bathing suit on my own balcony for some quick sun & massage my calves with a tool i have while out there, no spf for such a short time out there; may be nice to get a little sun on my body.

did my laundry, will do for guineas tomorrow most prob.


5.22.22 Sun 

Workout - Strength in AM

this day also around 90F...both days...


5.23.22 Monday -

3:30pm leave work for Dr by me @ 5pm - Medical #2 after work for second shot of 3 series (hpv vax - i opted into it.


5.24.22 Tuesday - new lady Elana joins office (another new girl is not with us, the one that came for around 2 weeks is gone back to another office thankfully), Elana - supposedly she's an electrical engineer so that would mean she would indeed have a lot of knowledge and be able to give me work and that i guess i'd be working under her, not just be another admin asst like myself...and that is good...


5.25.22 Wed


5.26.22 Thurs


5.27.22 Fri - Holiday weekend - Memorial Day, may get out  a little early today from work - 


5.28.22 Saturday - make plans with Christine? - signed up also for the bird watching for today (and tomorrow) and will cancel one as the event comes closer and i know my other plans for this holiday weekend!

5.29.22 Sunday - 8a-9:30a - Bird Watching / Walk at Ridgewood Reservoir (in my borough, but around 30 min away...good...and activity is free!)

5.30.22 Monday Holiday - Memorial Day YAY!!! - 


5.31.22 - Tuesday - 


...Be on lookout for a separate check for 2 vacation days/3 sick days unused pay.!!! :-D. check should be for an entire 40hr work week, check to be approx $615 after taxes, my deductions, etc. (and if i get raise before the check is issued;  this check will be significantly higher by about 20%)


6.1.22 Wednesay, Happy June!


6.18.22 Saturday - 

6:30-8p- I signed up for an evening walk at Plumb Beach, brooklyn thru NYC H20 organiation- it's a 3/4 mi round trip walk (and i guess a lot of standing which is good for me as well) and a lesson on Horseshoe Crabs from a sociology professor during the walk. i figure this is a wonderful, free event; and i can get takeout food on my return from a restaurant in that area!




7.1.22 Fri (holiday weekend, may get out a little early from work today) and it's JULY! (ok, it's SUMMERTIME!)


7.2.22 Sat - Thinking to go to Christine's fave beach this weekend, called Ocean Beach on FI, ferry ride to get there...nice on a long weekend.

7.3.22 Sun - 

7/4/22 - July 4th Monday so it will be a nice, long weekend with today a Holiday




8/6/22-8/7/22 - New Hope, PA  Peach Festival- Pick up Christine & Drive down early morning Saturday; stay Saturday Night overnight hotel; Spend the day Sunday; drive back Sunday after Dinner.  It's an artsy town on the water - walking around Peddler's Village which is all artsy and shopping. I plan to ride the carousel! Staying at the hotel on the grounds - Golden Inn. 

 

Progress as of today: 1.5 lbs lost so far, only 3.5 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 05/21/2022:
Hope you can find what you need at the grocery store......soups sounds good.


bearcountrygg on 05/21/2022:
Sunbathing on the balcony....YES!


Donkey on 05/21/2022:
Wow, that is a HOT day. I guess I'm kind of glad, then, that we're cloudy and cooler over here. Rain on and off. I know, though, that I'll have my share of blazin' hot days coming up soon, too. Fear not.

It's nice that you have a balcony. The beach would be super crowded, I would imagine... maybe not the best with COVID still hanging around. IDK I'm probably being a worry-wart about that, but still... you know what I'm saying, where I'm coming from.

That soup sounds amazing. Do let us know how it turns out, if you make it.


Maria7 on 05/22/2022:
Glad you are okay. Always good to carry extra tp with you in case public restroom is out, too.

horn_of_plenty on 05/22/2022:
lol good idea!!!!


Donkey on 05/22/2022:
^Good advice from Maria. And on the plus side, at least you're all cleaned out on the inside.

horn_of_plenty on 05/22/2022:
it is :)


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bearcountrygg - Saturday May 21, 2022

Weight: 0.0

Woke up this morning wondering about the damage the tornado did north of us......I hear there has been 1 fatality and currenty 44 injured............We knew we were in the midst of a storm...but it took a call from a friend in Florida to tell us that there had been a tornado in Gaylord.....( an hour away)...........That is where our truck is being repaired currently....sitting outside at a collision shop waiting for it's 1 last part that they can't seem to find....and we are wondering if it has additional damage now.......but that is not important considering the devistation that happened there yesterday........ We are wondering about friends there...........It is one of the 2 places we do our shopping......apparently I-75 ( expressway) is closed because of the debris.......I'm thinking that today will be spent viewing the damage from afar...on TV and Computer and doing laundry.  

 

 

 

 

 

coffee

bacon and onion omelette

banana

 tea

 tuna salad

5 small crackers

avocado

blueberries

1 mini bag smart pop kettle corn

mini bag peanuts

PB and J between 2 small tortillas

cherries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Donkey on 05/21/2022:
Wow, those pictures are incredible. How scary that must have been to experience. The pictures of the campers-RV's is ... I have no words for that. I hope your friends are OK.

On the lighter side, I do hope your truck is ok. I guess I would anticipate more damage, to be prepared for that news.

bearcountrygg on 05/21/2022:
There are a lot of videos this morning on youtube......so we are scanning those looking for the collision place that has the truck...but so far...we haven't seen anything......in a few days we will drive there and look at the truck, most likely.......phones and power and water are off there right now...but we think friends will be okay unless they were in town when it happened.....


happy-1 on 05/21/2022:
Ugh replacing a truck right now…

Those poor people.

bearcountrygg on 05/21/2022:
It is sad for so many....2 deaths now...44 in hospital......so any homes and businesses destroyed.....We still don't know if our truck was damaged.....can't go there...it's blocked off....all power is off and no phone service....but that is okay...we can wait to find out about the truck...it might be fine..


horn_of_plenty on 05/21/2022:
yes, those pictures are horrific! so sorry to hear of this so close to where you live!

i hope you friends and truck are ok; more-so your friends xo.

bearcountrygg on 05/21/2022:
We hope so too....I was planning to go to GFS ( restaurant supply store)....but it's gone now.....UGH...I think our friends are probably fine unless they were actually in town when it happened....it was in the afternoon....


Maria7 on 05/22/2022:
So thankful that you and your Hubby are okay. Hope your truck is, also. Prayers.

bearcountrygg on 05/22/2022:
Thank you.....That was a busy time of day there.....D wants to go now to check on the truck...but I'm afraid of ruining tires driving there and they have the city closed off so I don't even know if we can get close to it......I'm trying to convince him to wait a few days...


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Donkey - Saturday May 21, 2022
(Low carb eating w recumbent bike, yoga, weights)
Weight: 143.5

Not the best weigh-in but it's hard to tell, because dinner last might was very salty, and TOM is here, so there's a lot of fluid retention today.  Or maybe I just ate too much this week.  Having said that, though, I am feeling increasingly that I am where I should be at.  I like the muscles in my arms and back.  Last weekend at the gym, I caught a glance at my legs, and there is definition that I haven't noticed or appreciated.  I know that if I honed in on my diet, I could lose a few pounds and really get that muscle definition to come in.  But now is not the time for that, for where I'm at.  To try to do that now would be incredibly taxing and self-abusive.

I discovered an in-person support group that is with the Zoom Grief Group organization.  I wish I had paid more attention or seen the announcement sooner.  I can attend the group via Zoom, which I will, but had I prepared better, I could have attended in person.  I hope they will do this again.  This meeting is at 10am today, which kind of changes the order of what I had in mind to do today, but that's OK.  What doesn't happen today, besides the support group, can happen tomorrow or perhaps wasn't meant to be.

Things I Can Do This Weekend:

 

Progress as of today: 43 lbs lost so far, only 10.5 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 05/21/2022:
You probably are where you should be,.....Plateaus are places of body comfort....and much easier to maintain than an arbitrary number......You are doing great. Looks like a nice day that you have planned...enjoy!

Donkey on 05/21/2022:
There are times where it is most appropriate just to remain still. In the past, I have tended to ignore this need, living in the denial of "keeping busy".


happy-1 on 05/21/2022:
Hugs. I hope you rest and recover from your long week.

Donkey on 05/21/2022:
The mental recovery alone has been a blessing. I talked about this in the Grief Group today. During the week, I'm focused very much on other people's unimportant problems. (OK, buying a house is important, but there is SO MUCH draining drama in every file that just isn't important. THAT is what I'm talking about.)


horn_of_plenty on 05/21/2022:
Sounds like you are at a good place and can self reflect as to what is important to do now and what is on the backburner for later.

you have such nice things planned for today. i'm mostly home, but looking to go out grocery shopping and be more productive toward the second half of the day!

Donkey on 05/21/2022:
Thank you - I really need my weekends for me.


Maria7 on 05/22/2022:
It sounds like you are getting a LOT accomplished!

Donkey on 05/22/2022:
It was an OK day :-)


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happy-1 - Saturday May 21, 2022
(Walk 15 min and do PT daily. Regular meal prep.)
Weight: 248.7

 Sat 5-21-22 7:30am

Woke up with a charged body battery in the 80s and enough REM sleep. Fell asleep easily last night, just working on getting back to schedule. Nose rash almost gone because I used an anti inflammatory cream that's apparently only for my hands. Ooops. 

Has the glycine really gotten me "there" to a point where I can predictably recharge at night? Manage to avoid insomnia and REM dropouts? Was it the key domino I finally found to reliably get back on track and avoid getting worn out by basic stuff with my dad?

Found a potential accountability partner for weightloss on Reddit. She's 30, also has a Garmin and likes the running program. Also has a  super fit significant other and 75lbs to lose. She wants to get pregnant. We had a nice long chat yesterday.

Got to get up and started for the day. I have to clean the house for company. Started with opening all the windows to air it out. Eating, then I will turn on the aromatherapy lamp in the living room and start cleaning. Costco delivery for food. I wish we had better chairs.

Progress as of today: 68.3 lbs lost so far, only 88.7 lbs to go!

happy-1 on 05/21/2022:
Inch by inch.

happy-1 on 05/21/2022:
8am. Getting started. I so don’t want to do this. Augh.

happy-1 on 05/21/2022:
8:10: glycine 1mg

8:45: dishes and sink cleaned, car moved, water in fridge. I already want to lay down. Don’t have to. 15 min break

happy-1 on 05/21/2022:
9am. Started another 45min timer.

9:10am they cancelled. Thank God. Relief and sudden exhaustion hit me.

Took out trash. Canceled Costco order.

9:25am Lying down watching tv.

happy-1 on 05/21/2022:
Oh, took 1mg glycine and had 1 square dark chocolate about then.

happy-1 on 05/21/2022:
9:45 20 almonds

happy-1 on 05/21/2022:
10 IR meds.

11am. Still laying down even though I feel sharp again because garmin is giving me pacing messages.

happy-1 on 05/21/2022:
Garmin not only shows blue stress, I started to recharge!!!! Omg!!!

11:15 got up and put comet in the tub, drained tofu, got dishes out of bedroom. Put on more almond milk for tea. Rare second cup.

11:30, resting, 30 min. Back down the 4 points I charged on my last rest break.

Why are there no youtube channels with pacing timers for chores for adrenal fatigue? I swear I could do a whole blog and video channel using Garmin for pacing.

happy-1 on 05/21/2022:
11:54 checked Garmin, didn’t see a solid blue pattern that indicates recharge so I took 1mg glycine and drank some water. 3mg so far.

happy-1 on 05/21/2022:
12:30 blue zone kicked in about 15 min ago. If the glycine is letting me recharge, my body battery will go up 4 points in 30 minutes.

happy-1 on 05/21/2022:
1:30pm… success. Had a harder time recharging, possibly due to the cup of coffee and adhd med wearing off… I experimented with deep breathing while watching my heart rate on my phone. I was able to get stress below 20 and recharge 4 points back up to 63.

Got up, put a meal prep in the toaster and tidied more of the kitchen. Sacrificed the empty protein tubs I have been hoarding for dry goods since, well, low carb means no more dry goods. Ugh. Tossed every single recyclable I stockpiled at the top of the fridge. Painful.

1:45pm ate chicken, broccoli, bitchin sauce

Tidied the stove and the passthrough, dining room.

2:20pm sitting down to rest. 1mg glycine, 1 concerta IR. Body battery dropped to 55. That was fast.

happy-1 on 05/21/2022:
3:25 getting back up again. I will deep clean my bathroom before I scrub the shower and main bathroom, shower, do a load of laundry and then that will be it for the day. Floors and dad’s room tomorrow if I don’t wear myself out. Taking 1mg glycine.

happy-1 on 05/21/2022:
4:30 OMG. Did it. Cleaned my bathroom. Scrubbed the shower. Showered up. Augh. Just need to pop on laundry so it can be dry tomorrow. My reward is a Quest pizza that I carefully saved calories for. Logging as I go. The difference in my overall function level is incredible. I can’t remember the last time I was able to do this consistently throughout the day like I used to.

4:45… time to get dressed and start laundry.

happy-1 on 05/21/2022:
5pm… false alarm. Couldn’t move. ok… now I will do that.

happy-1 on 05/21/2022:
Got dressed, went out to put on clothes. Dad wanted dinner, asked what I was having. Brain kind of went sideways on that, took me a few minutes to regroup and offered him a hamburger. Why can’t he ever phrase anything directly and clearly? 5:30 went to lie down again. Realized I forgot to put my watch back on after I got dressed so I don’t know what my battery is down to. Ugh.

happy-1 on 05/21/2022:
5:40 just realized I did enough housework that on top of the pizza I can eat 400 more calories. Body battery is 33. I need to wuit for the day after I cook my pizza and finish laundry

happy-1 on 05/21/2022:
8pm. Laundry done and hung. Just ate lasr bite of food. My 400 extra calories went to an apple, 2 pieces of cheese, almonds and stevia white chocolate chips. I did lights out at 10:30 last night so I will do 9:30 tonight. Watching Bosch Legacy.

The cat is not happy about her kibble and tuna dinner. Keeps nuzzling me. I squish her.


horn_of_plenty on 05/21/2022:
that's nice you can reach people and be an accountability partner to another! :)


Donkey on 05/21/2022:
That is kind of cool about the accountability partner. I've toyed with this idea, but baulked because I was afraid of being let down.

I had to smile when I read your comment about feeling relieved because the company canceled. Oh boy, do I ever know THAT feeling! :-)


bearcountrygg on 05/21/2022:
I hope the accountability partner works well......and happy to hear you skin problem is resolving.


Maria7 on 05/22/2022:
That is nice that you found a partner for support.


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horn_of_plenty - Friday May 20, 2022
(counting calories/walking/weights/strength)
Weight: 108.5

 


 5.20.22 Fri -  no AM walk just got in on time - fell back to sleep during alarm, is ok -

Breakfast: small banana piece 50; coffee 50, pb 50, bakery item smaller piece 100 250-300

9:40a pb 100, 

10:30 2 shortbread cookies 150

lunch: healthy leftovers: salad 50 & some prob lighter caeser dressing 100 for a nice comfort change, leftover small amount beef (mostly some beef, tiny container broth) soup 200, roti piece150 tops, clementine negl. 500.

snacks: in car while driving home 5:45p small croissant piece from coworker 100; clementine and leftover celery sticks from anotehr coworker. 200..

dinner:8pm at the boxing event which i was late to because of traffic and then relaxing at home before it bc i wasn't going to rush there...a spiked seltzer 100; hot dog and bun 350 tops. 450

10p goldfish cheddar crackers 150

1850 or so....just glad to be home.

8a - spoke in slightly more detail in terms of what i'm asking for per hour to super...short convo, few minutes, didn't need to explain why or give reasoning...he just wanted to know what i'm looking for to go over with a VP that my PM (proj manager) works with..so all 3 of them will eventually beon the same page...2 are discussing it now...

3:30p Walking right after work; and bringing my umbella to walk at the park by work bc you never know when the skies are going to open up! - yes walked a bit slow for an hour :)

7p bring mask / walking to boxing - may need umbrella...yes, it was drizzly.

7p boxing matches to watch at union hall event (free to attend) may not stay until end. - have friend show up and save me a seat i think.

thinking to leave by 9p, latest...it ended at 9p.  :-D

re the workday, after i did some compliance work, i did relax a lot of the day. feeling a little spacy bc tired/bored/anxious about my workload...it's how it's been the last couple weeks....i should just breathe; and know that this is not going to last this way; i will move forward. 


5.21.22 Sat - sleep in...plan it later; a bike ride could be nice...

supposedly this day is 90F hot day...maybe i just stay home?

i can always go out in bathing suit on my own balcony for some quick sun, no spf.


5.22.22 Sun 

this day also around 90F...both days...


5.23.22 Monday -

3:30pm leave work for Dr by me @ 5pm - Medical #2 after work for second shot of 3 series (hpv vax - i opted into it.

After vaccine - notarize for neighbor in next door building at home


5.27.22 Fri - Holiday weekend - Memorial Day, may get out  a little early today from work - 

5.28.22 Saturday - make plans with Christine? - signed up also for the bird watching for today (and tomorrow) and will cancel one as the event comes closer and i know my other plans for this holiday weekend!

5.29.22 Sunday - 8a-9:30a - Bird Watching / Walk at Ridgewood Reservoir (in my borough, but around 30 min away...good...and activity is free!)

5.30.22 Monday Holiday - Memorial Day YAY!!! - 


5.31.22 - Tuesday - 


...Be on lookout for a separate check for 2 vacation days/3 sick days unused pay.!!! :-D. check should be for an entire 40hr work week, check to be approx $615 after taxes, my deductions, etc. (and if i get raise before the check is issued;  this check will be significantly higher by about 20%)


6.1.22 Wednesay, Happy June!


6.18.22 Saturday - 

6:30-8p- Plumb beach, brooklyn thru NYC H20 - 3/4 mi round trip walk (and i guess a lot of standing which is good for me) and also lesson on Horseshoe Crabs from a sociology professor. i figure this is a wonderful, free event; but i can get takeout food on my return from a restaurant in that area.




7.1.22 Fri (holiday weekendmay get out a little early from work today) and it's JULY! (ok, it's SUMMERTIME!)


7.2.22 Sat - 

7.3.22 Sun - 

7/4/22 - July 4th Monday so it will be a nice, long weekend with today a Holiday!




8/6/22-8/7/22 - Drive down early morning Saturday;Saturday Night overnight hotel; Spend the day Sunday; drive back Sunday after Dinner New Hope, PA  (an artsy town on the water) - Peach Festival with Christine, walking around Peddler's Village. Staying at the hotel on the grounds - Golden (Plough) Inn - (colonial type of name to it lol - they should just call it "Golden Inn!") so we can just get up and walk around. It's one night only that we are staying, so we decided to make it easy! It's only a couple hours from Christine, but i'll drive to her first to pick here up. She's an hour, max, from me...so it's 3 hrs and i'm glad we are staying overnight! 

 

Progress as of today: 1.5 lbs lost so far, only 3.5 lbs to go!

Progress as of today: 1.5 lbs lost so far, only 3.5 lbs to go!

Donkey on 05/20/2022:
Good luck with the raise!!!! Fingers crossed!!!!

I'm thinking about starting to wear a mask again in public places. COVID rates are increasing again.

Ooo, let us know how your boxing outing tonight goes!!!

horn_of_plenty on 05/20/2022:
yes, i wasn't sure what to do tonight re wearing a mask. i prob will not...

horn_of_plenty on 05/20/2022:
ty about raise. if i get it; it will be good living for awhile with much more going into savings. and easier to enjoy a couple vacations to come - which also coincides with my turning 40.


bearcountrygg on 05/20/2022:
Good luck with the raise!!

horn_of_plenty on 05/20/2022:
ty - it would definitely make changes in lifestyle in terms of being able to save a lot more and not take away from savings for any vacation plans...i think i'd just take the paychecks without changing what i put into 401k/roth for now; to build my own regular bank account savings a little bit....yes...not sure you follow....but what i mean is; for now; any raise i'll just take all the extra money home so i can add more to my own bank account / savings account that i do have access to.

horn_of_plenty on 05/20/2022:
and not just put it into retirement accounts; i would prob make that change later - adding more of a percentage deduct to go straight into retirment savings rather than my own everyday savings...


happy-1 on 05/20/2022:
Good luck savvy career girl!

horn_of_plenty on 05/20/2022:
haha...we shall see...seems they talked it over. hopefully it all works out. kinda funny as my workload is light right now as we are in a process of changing over jobs, etc....crazy mixup..at least i'm mostly occupying myself doing work today...despite being asked to actually do much by the manager...ugh...not sure what i wrote even makes sense to you...but too impatient to reread my writing...as i'm sitting here at work...

horn_of_plenty on 05/20/2022:
thank you happy :)


Donkey on 05/21/2022:
Part of your work anxiety might be due to fatigue, in addition to the boredom you mentioned. Everything may look different on Monday, when you go in refreshed.

Sounds like the boxing outing went well. And you got in an afternoon walk too!

horn_of_plenty on 05/21/2022:
It was a decent evening and a good sleep in today Saturday xo


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