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horn_of_plenty - Tuesday Aug 16, 2022
(counting calories/walking/weights/strength)
Weight: 108.0

my entry was accidentally deleted again :( sorry webmaster xx ....i do appreciate this site, thank you, WEBMASTER! :) 


I deleted what i wrote bc i'm not comfortable with the story remaining on my page even, i thank you all for your comments and will follow up on your entries tomorrow eve....

it's been a really busy week and i appreciate all your comments, you helped me get tru the day a little easier!

i will not bring this coworker up anymore; except if it's something "monumental," but that is not consequential now; so for the rest of the week my journal will be tame and about more of myself, eating, and happier things.

8/16 Tues - Drive to work, walk at work in AM - yes around 10 minutes was good :)  - make it easier to do weights tonight.

Breakfast: small cake and coffee 200, 

snacks: pb x2 , banana 250

Lunch: 2 eggs, 150, butter 100, cabbage like yesterday 150, toast with butter - 2 slice250...650...

snacks: candy and rest of the toast above with butter 50.

5:30 dinner:p;um 50, seaweed snacks 100, salad 100, with caeser 80, 1 egg 70....400; chips - 200, spiked seltzer  50

1900


8/17 Wed - Public Trans. - 


8/18 Thurs - Public Trans

Weights tonight.


8/19 Fri - Public Trans.

After work: Buy Grands Biscuits on way home for making Water Pie, also fruits/veggies for the week; bread/rolls whole wheat


8/20 Sat - SLEEP IN! :)  Full Body Weights today most probably.

Bake the "Depression Era Water Pie" i bought the ingredients i was missing..

Renee's Bday Dinner 8pm


8/21 Sun - laying low today; 


8.22 Mon   8.23 Tues   8.24 Wed   8.25 Thurs  8.26 Friday 


8.27 Sat  8.28 Sun

 


9.3.22, Saturday 7:15p  Evening Citifield Mets vs Washington Nationals Baseball Game at stadium very close to me.  I am going without anyone else but will prob carpool with other members of the "Welfare Club" that i'm in so there will be people i end up going with due to carpooling, just not sure who yet, lol.  (and of course, i can always take public transportation also - especially if i want to leave to go back home early!)

9.4.22, Sunday - 

9.5.22, Monday, Labor Day Holiday 

(Call to schedule PRP on 9.26.22 Monday or 10.5.22 Wednesday)


 

9.9.22 - Friday my 40th bday, but i really do feel overwhelmed with planning and work right now; so i do not plan to do celebrations for it. I will want to relax this weekend as i'm going to walk in the Labor Day Parade tomorrow as it's a big union event for my union to show a presence at it. It is good exercise and can be very hot on the parade day; so i will want to take it easy on the sunday after it.

9.10.22 Saturday - Labor Day Parade this AM thru Early Afternoon

9.11.22 Sunday - take it easy today at home.

 


9.24.22 - Saturday - (Christine's bday)

 

9.25.22 - Sunday - Rosh Hashannah (New Year) Begins in evening - just a reminder - for my info). - maybe go to parents tonight? discuss with mom as comes closer.

9.26.22 - Monday - Rosh Hashannah (Sick Day #1/5 cycle ends april 15th)  PRP?

9.27.22 Tues,  9.28.22 Wed,  9.29.22 Thurs;


 9.30.22 Fri - Sick Day #2/5, cycle ends April 15th  -  Will prob go out East tonight - or tomorrow AM - my parents said they'd drive me out (i am not good to drive the distance alone, it's a straight road and uncomfortable for me). they volunteered to drive me and i'm sticking with that option instead of canceling this outing.

10.1.22 Saturday - Critical Thinking Course (stay overnight, paid for by union, nice perk of being a member and nice experience and knowledge - i support learning and education..) 

10.2.22 Sunday - Critical Thinking Course - Breakfast, then drive back home soon after. - maybe stopping at the Deer Park Outlets with parents??

10.3.22 - Monday Go to work!!!


10.4.22 - Tuesday evening start - Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) - leave work on time!;  

10.5.22 - Wednesday - Yom Kippur Day Off - Vaca Day #5/15 -   PRP?

 

...i will start to update important dates after 10.5.22 ...10.9.22 - might have a free stay and drive down to Atlantic City with Jen into the next day - 10.10.22 Monday Columbus Day Holiday,  10.30.22 Sunday - volunteer at Welfare Club Breakfast...

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

Jacky82020 on 08/16/2022:
Well too bad mine aren’t getting deleted, because I do it on a regular basis. Usually taken down after 2-3 days. I try to leave one up per month, or else you lose the bar graph. Last summer I took down all of June and July, so had 2 blanks in the graph.

I also have an unrealistic weight goal in the other graph to keep the appearance more appealing to me. Don’t like flat graphs or goals met. I was 100 often in college & before & after, but will never see that again nor do I care to. My weight's not as low as it seems because pretty sure I’m the shortest person here. BMI good, kinda in the middle of normal.

horn_of_plenty on 08/16/2022:
will respond later...requires more thought :) hugs!


Donkey on 08/16/2022:
Did your friend drop off the fish?

I'm looking at your diary -- you've lost a lot of entries! It goes from 7/31 to today 8/16! Was that intentional? (It's OK if it was -- just asking.)

horn_of_plenty on 08/16/2022:
no i think it's the Webmaster making changes...sorta accidental deletions...i was able to get most of my data back bc i had saved it yesterday offline in case of another deletion bc it's been happening to many of us here.

he did drop off the two fish...one for each of his twin girls. they played with the pigs which went very well. the visit was very nice and made me feel good :)


bearcountrygg on 08/16/2022:
I saw the pic of all 4 of you on FB...and the piggies....really cute!!! The girls are adorable.

horn_of_plenty on 08/16/2022:
they were well behaved. one is a charm, the other is a little more baby-like and doesn't follow rules well, but yesterday, they were both very good girls! the pigs do love them!


Maria7 on 08/16/2022:
You can't control others' behaviors but you CAN control how you react to their behaviors. Stay peaceful. Take walks on your breaks. Eat outside among nature. Do what you need to do to lessen the stress. Take care. Love you.

horn_of_plenty on 08/16/2022:
i usually do not go outside, eat at my desk (but i do take the break from work as in not eating while working); and usually do not take walks...

...thank you, today i did walk outside around 10 minutes at lunchtime. i did feel better after i came back in. it is allowed; but not preferred by the staff i work with; so i did it today; on occasion; and it was the right thing to do. so thank you.


Maria7 on 08/16/2022:
Hubby Mike said to tell you to wash your dishes and take them home. He said to tell you that if you need a dish to just bring one and take it back each day. He said that will eliminate a lot of that stress. Smile.

horn_of_plenty on 08/16/2022:
i took the dishes back for now; yes. i have the extras in a box under my desk. i'll put them back out if there's a change in staffing with her in the future. thank you. ;-D


innerpeace on 08/16/2022:
Right, I agree with Maria - you can't control others - you can only control how you react to them. We have a sign in our break room over the sink that reads 'don't leave your dirty dishes in the sink for someone else to clean' -and another one on the refrigerator 'Your mother doesn't work here, clean up after yourself' maybe you can put something up similar that gets your message across.

If you brought this dishes and have them where everyone can use them, it will be hard to single out the problem girl. Again I agree with Maria, bring your own dishes for your own use. Wash them and leave them in your desk.

Don't stress out too much - you do you and go with the flow - leave this girl/child be.

horn_of_plenty on 08/16/2022:
thank you Innerpeace. I am going to work to be stronger the rest of the week and i am now over the incident because i am lucky in this case that everyone is fed up by her - so people understand. i will stay away and not engage as the boss has asked me last week.

i just let him know today about the incessant whispering...and the mess...accidentally she was whispering and all with him outside his office; i wanted to just show him as i was up tight from it....

but you are so right...leave it alone...and for the rest of this week and next; my goal besides my work is to not engage with her, do anything negative myself; watch my actions and think before i speak.

i took the dishes away for now as you and maria are right.


bearcountrygg on 08/16/2022:
I agree with what everyone has already said....ignore her bad behaviour...do your job...either take your bowls home or keep 1 in your desk for your own use. If she knows she is getting to you then that may be what she is aiming for. Just tune her out...you can do it!!!

horn_of_plenty on 08/16/2022:
thank you for the advice; i will try harder to ignore her drama...and focus more on my own work.

i have a good amount of work to do; too, so i just have to work on my focus...


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Maria7 - Tuesday Aug 16, 2022

Weight: 158.0

   John 5:24  Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.

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Hello, Friends.  Have some coffee with me?

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Hubby and I have been busy since we got back from our weekend vacation in the mountains. 

We extended our little garden in the back yard, which was a lot of digging work, and planted more potatoes that had sprouted in the house...both white potatoes and sweet potatoes.  Also planted from seeds, cucumbers and squash.  We currently have a large cucumber vine that we have been harvesting fresh cucumbers from.  We had a cucumber from it today with our lunch.  Was very tasty.  We have already harvested potatoes that were planted a few months ago from the little garden.  Canteloupes, which were planted from seed recently are already up a little, so maybe, just maybe will will have some canteloupes this fall.  Still waiting to see if pumpkins and cabbage (planted from seeds) come up.  Some things thrive and others do not.  I think it has a lot to do with the type of soil they grow in.  

Wishing you a blessed day. 

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Love, Maria

 

 

 

  

Progress as of today: 47 lbs lost so far, only 8 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 08/16/2022:
You have gotten a lot of use from your garden...that is wonderful....I agree...it has so much to do with the soil...we have had ardens in 2 previous houses with good soil.....not here though...we have a lot of sand...not good for gardening...It sure is nice to go out and pick things fresh for dinner!!!


Jacky82020 on 08/16/2022:
Very nice garden. Wow, didn’t know potatoes grow so fast. I’ve kept sweet potato vines that sprouted inside as a house plant. Pretty things.


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bearcountrygg - Tuesday Aug 16, 2022
(IF 16/8, and Intuitive eating)
Weight: 0.0

 Coffee

banana

blueberries

brat

baked beans

2 crescent rolls /butter

nature valley bar

dessert

stir fry veggies

peas

gravy

2 rolls

Jacky82020 on 08/16/2022:
Finally someone who has a lower calorie breakfast than Matt! He always has oatmeal, 2% milk in it, sugar free coffee creamer (has a lot of calories, tastes good, must be fatty) and a banana shortly after.

I did try black coffee, not nearly as bad as I remember it from years ago. Not sure if it’s because I grind fresh high quality beans daily now or because my tastes have changed. But used to adding something, so add almond milk, the unsweetened vanilla kind, I think only 30 Cals a cup.

bearcountrygg on 08/16/2022:
I can drink coffee just about any way........we have a coffee bar set up....I almost always make mine with the keurig...and use various pods...all zero cal. Because I don't set the creamer out...I rarely use it....some how...black coffee is just my go to. I suspect if the creamer was right there next to the canister of pods...I would possibly add some...but out of sight...out of mind for me I guess.


Donkey on 08/16/2022:
After a day of more eating, it's nice to start with a lighter, lesser meal. I've been there, done that -- today is a new day.

bearcountrygg on 08/16/2022:
It set the right mood for the day......and was filling enough.


Jacky82020 on 08/16/2022:
Never tried pods. Always thought they cost more than our freshly ground beans. Cheep, cheep, cheep. We make a pot of drip coffee in the AM that usually lasts all day. I don’t really drink all that much. Reheat the same cup many times in the microwave. Save in refrigerator and will reheat next AM if enough is left.

Looking at Boxed.com and trying to see if I can take advantage of the 20% off promo. Need to see if it has an expiration date, been lagging on it. Didn’t realize they had so many name brands. Their own brand of pure Canadian maple syrup, 32 oz, is a lot cheaper than the way smaller jugs Matt gets at Walmart. Will try that for sure if I place an order.

bearcountrygg on 08/16/2022:
The pods do cost more...I usually order them from Amazon....I usually get the mixed boxes of flavors...and the ad will tell you the cost per pod......I kind of have a self limiting rule for my coffee....I keep them at 50 cents or less per pod. D drinks maxwell house...so I pay whatever they cost for his...He usually has a pot of coffee though and only uses the pods if he wants more than a pot and just wants a cup. They charge shipping if you don't spend a minimum...and don't froget your 2 freebies....I've never tried their maple syrup.......if it is Prince and Spring...I have a little bit of a problem with that brand...I'm not always thrilled with the quality.......


Jacky82020 on 08/16/2022:
What do you think about their P&S paper products? Ever order any? I jotted down prices for paper towels and TP. Need to compare them to Walmart generic prices.

Can you recommend any good P&S products you may recall?

I’ll have to check on that limit for free shipping. May undo the 20% off promo if I don’t meet their limit.

bearcountrygg on 08/16/2022:
I do use the paper towles and like them...each roll is individually wrappwed..although the price just went up. and I used the sandwich bags and gallon bags. I do buy the tp...but it isn't the softest...but it's handy to order...LOL I DO NOT like the peanut butter or olive oil.....

bearcountrygg on 08/16/2022:
The laundry detergent and disinfecting wipes are also good.


Jacky82020 on 08/16/2022:
Thanks for this good info. Matt is too fussy about TP & bought Charmin or the Walmart equivalent whereas I truly don’t care, I got some cheap TP in the Walmart clearance aisle that he refuses to use. LOL.

I saw what appeared to be a good price on the laundry detergent. But it was scented. He is fussy about scents too & we pay more more an unscented brand. Maybe I can do his stuff separately. I never notice the scents after things are dry. May he wouldn’t either if he doesn’t see the container. LOL

bearcountrygg on 08/16/2022:
I also get the cascade platinum dishwasre detergent from boxed...it'a few cents cheaper than walmart.

Yes...It is scented.


Maria7 on 08/16/2022:
Very nice menu.

bearcountrygg on 08/16/2022:
Wanted veggies...thankfully


Maria7 on 08/16/2022:
Oh...gotta LOVE that gravy! YUM!!!

bearcountrygg on 08/16/2022:
LOL....I did...I mixed it with the veggies....using things up around here!!!


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innerpeace - Tuesday Aug 16, 2022

Weight: 302.0

I postponed our game playing until the first week in October - was going to do it Sunday but after the grandbaby came over the girl and DH were just gooey eyed over playing with her, so I postponed it.

attended the Food as Medicine class - I really don't eat right and this class makes me realize how much, but there is also the question of how badly do you want to change, this is a committment and apparently I'm not willing to make it...as I keep eating all the wrong things.

I've had so many, tomorrows, Mondays and firsts of the month - its really pathetic to keep starting over and over again. I guess as long as I keep trying one day it will actually click and I will get my food (SH*T) together!

Problaby got a few people in trouble yesterday - however - it is unacceptable when someone doesn't respond to time sensitive emails and voice mails - so I called their boss - my issue was resolved by the end of the day! I didn't want to do that but I was feeling unimportant and irrelevant and I really needed this invoice paid...with a check. No one uses checks anymore and it takes an act of god almost to get one written.

NOt happy today!

Mindful Mondays - guided meditation at noon

Wellness Wednesdays - yoga at noon - tomorrow

Both work related activities

Excerise class at 5:00 a.m. - may check out the yoga.

Anyway - one man's sunset is another man's dawn - so I guess i'll just keep doing things until I can't.

Have a great day! iP

Progress as of today: 35.9 lbs lost so far, only 92 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 08/16/2022:
You have a full week....I agree...you will get into the groove when you are ready.......


Jacky82020 on 08/16/2022:
Didn’t some old song say one man’s ceiling is another man’s floor? Like your dawn/sunset quote


Maria7 on 08/16/2022:
Probably most people do not eat right, I think, including myself. There's just too much temptation with goodies. We may 'know' better than to eat x, y, Z...but we do it anyway. I can only resist ICE CREAM for a few days, ha!


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Donkey - Tuesday Aug 16, 2022
(Moderate eating w recumbent bike, walking, weights)
Weight: 145.5

My determination paid off yesterday!  This stubborn ol' Mule isn't giving up so easily.  There were times I was tempted - very tempted - but I stayed true to myself and my goals.  Dinner may have involved too many tortilla chips, but that's my only complaint.

It was hard to get through those temptation moments at work.  I had to remain very focused and determined.  I'm not even sure how I got through those moments.  But I know for today, when I have one of those moments, I will use the breathwork option on my Garmin to focus on deep breathing.  It's sort of a time-out for myself.  I will do that.

Worked tricep muscles this morning.  This week, I'm using heavier weights.  You would scoff if you saw what I do - it's really more on the minimal side, but every little bit counts.  2 exercises, 3 sets of 12-15 reps each, with the heavier weight.  No time to do more.

It really helped me yesterday to announce here how determined I am to do better, and I'm STILL VERY DETERMINED to stay steady.  Work isn't the love affair it once was, so I just have to ignore what I can, get through what I can, and focus on what's good & healthy for me. 


PS  I am  not missing any entries, it would seem.

Progress as of today: 41 lbs lost so far, only 12.5 lbs to go!

Jacky82020 on 08/16/2022:
Donkey can do it! Go Donk!

Just replied to your email, guess it was from yesterday.


bearcountrygg on 08/16/2022:
Good job resisting!!!!


Maria7 on 08/16/2022:
Agree with the others here. Good job saying no to temptation. I know it is VERY HARD TO DO sometimes but we must FORCE ourselves to get through it and then we will. Smiles.


Maria7 on 08/16/2022:
PS...A low cal drink like coffee helps, too, if it is sipped along and along during the day, I have found...or maybe iced tea...something to give nourishment and help you not feel deprived for not having chocolates...Coffee is helping me...you know I love my chocolates, too...Smile!


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Jacky82020 - Tuesday Aug 16, 2022
(Eat less & exercise more)
Weight: 111.6

 

Everything pretty much status quo.   The weekly progress reports I get from Fitbit are such a joke.   Says I exercised 0 out of 7 days last week  & a bunch of other incorrect stuff.   Matt says to toss it out & buy a Garmin. Said the company he works for once had a contact with them & they were a terrific group, very smart engineers & well organized.   But I am really not into the stats anymore like I was initially.

Progress as of today: 3.4 lbs lost so far, only 11.6 lbs to go!

Donkey on 08/16/2022:
While I appreciate my Garmin and all that it offers, it's not a FitBit. I can honestly say that I've liked them both. But they are different. And I'm not sure that's worth the cost (on an aggravation or irritation) scale. Not the cost itself, but rather, being frustrated with the expense of a Garmin, when it "acts" differently than a FitBit. I guess what I'm trying to say is that you might be disappointed. Of course, that doesn't mean you can't adapt or change your mind... It's just different.

Jacky82020 on 08/16/2022:
I actually had a Garmin briefly. Hated it! I will readily admit it was their cheapest model, on sale at the Garmin website. Think I paid $100 for it. It would not transfer data to the app on my tablet unless I held the tracker directly in the tablet’s face, like an inch away.

Never saw such a setup. I have WiFi and Bluetooth for many apps, even fish tank LED light strips. They do have a range but nothing like that. So I told them it sucked & requested a refund. They said I’d have to ship it back at my expense & then they’d refund. Too bad Amazon didn’t have this cheapie close out model. One thing I really like about my Amazon Prime account is the ease of free returns.

These days I only use the tracker as a glorified pedometer. The metrics lost their thrill. So doesn’t really bother me how goofy they get on the other stuff. Like I was telling HoP last week, I don’t need a device to tell me I slept well or like crap.


bearcountrygg on 08/16/2022:
They are all different....I've had a couple of different ones.......and They both had their qualities that I liked.....in the end....I always take them off and stash in a drawer.....part of me just doesn't want some inanimate object telling me what to do....LOL....I am such a rebel!!! YEE HAH

Jacky82020 on 08/16/2022:
I’m right behind you, girlfriend. LOL. But I do like counting the steps, not really obsessed by any means, but when they are high on a day without the bike or treadmill, just from chores around the house, I’m quite pleased with myself. LOL. It doesn’t take much to please me.


Maria7 on 08/16/2022:
Many years ago, I had something that counted my steps but I don't know whatever happened to it. Congrats on doing real well with maintaining and exercise.

Jacky82020 on 08/16/2022:
Yeah, I had those pedometers too. Most clipped to my waistband. Always forgetting to wear it or losing it.

Thanks for your kind words!


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bearcountrygg - Monday Aug 15, 2022
(IF 16/8, and Intuitive eating)
Weight: 0.0

53 degrees out...windows open to let it all in.......trying to figure out what t have for breakfast.......but starting with coffee..........and the news as usual.......UGH...the news!!! 

Just going to start doing things...and before I know it.....it's evening...it will be that kind of day. 

 

Well...I've had an out of control eating day....to the point of totally not eating a regular meal at all.......How quickly grazing on junk just takes over....so easy...................tomorrow is another day.

Donkey on 08/15/2022:
We're having cooler temps at night too. I actually like it. I'm starting to think about which plant(s) to bring in first for the winter. I bring some of my tropical plants into the garage at night.

bearcountrygg on 08/15/2022:
It's feeling like fall today........not much summer here at all this year.


horn_of_plenty on 08/15/2022:
well, i'd have to agree that treats are OK! they are the only things that keep me sane with eating.

nice and cool by you!

yes, ugh to the bad news! lately and always there's always something bad. my news stations also show happy stories here and there...love those.

the hours do go by fast.

bearcountrygg on 08/15/2022:
Too many treats going down here actually.......some around for the anniversary...some more coming up for D's birthday....and all of the summer fruits...we have been eating a lot of those lately.......I need tog et a handle on it all....or the scale will start showing it.........


Maria7 on 08/15/2022:
Your 53 degrees sounds delightful!!! Love it! It was cool in the mountains, around 60 in the mornings...felt like autumn...came back to SC...We are currently at 88 and heat index 97...got ac going...As for overeating, I do that sometimes, too. Like you say...tomorrow is another day...A day to do better...a day to not give in...That's what I tell myself, too.

bearcountrygg on 08/15/2022:
I wouldn't mind a 88 degree day here...sounds like a good time to me....I don't mind hot weather.......Yup...tomorrow will be a better eating day......I usually crave healthy things the day after a messy eating day.


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innerpeace - Monday Aug 15, 2022

Weight: 302.0

Spent Friday afternoon - shopping - I'm not a fan, but I think the girl is ready to go to school, except for one pair of jeans I need to order because we couldn't find them in her size.

Next project - DH's sister is a photograher, do I pay her to do senior pictures or just higher them out? Impossible situation. The sister is coming to town next weeked for the grand daughter's birthday party - to take pictures. I wonder does she expect to do them. She took some when the girl turned 16, and I wasn't too impressed with them. She uses silly filters and stickers and I just wasn't into all that. I just want a nice photo. The girl thinks she wants to wait until fall.

Saturday - DH and I went to the Corn festival. It was just food, a car show, some arts & crafts and food. There was nothing happening but people standing in line and buying food. I had some bourbon chicken and rice and DH & I split a funnel cake.I did see that they had an adult/senior excerise pad that was neat. We don't have anything like this in our town.

 

Sunday - DH & I went to breakfast and then he DH went shopping and I stayed home and mowed the front yard. About noon the girl brought the grand daughter over and after she yelled and cried awhile she finally settled down and played. She stayed all afternoon and then the YA & GF came over and picked her up. They were at a car show trying to get sponsors for the YA's race car. I still think watching babies is very hard work.

Up this morning for my exercise class - almost overslept until I remembered I had it. - back and arms are a little tight and will probably be sore tomorrow.

Work in the office -....people.

Have a great day! IP

Progress as of today: 35.9 lbs lost so far, only 92 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 08/15/2022:
I think senior pics are usually taken in the fall....and I don't believe that stickers or added things would be allowed in the yearbook........I guess my vote would be to get them done at a studio so that hers match the other seniors.......and so that family basically stays out of it....IMHO.....

Watching babies gets harder and harder the older we get....


Maria7 on 08/15/2022:
The exercise looks like fun!


Donkey on 08/16/2022:
I think I would wait and have the Girl's photos taken more in the Fall. Filters and stickers? Oh my... No, just no.

I love functional parks like the senior activity center. We have some nearby, but not in my town, to my knowledge. That would be cool to have access to, though.


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Donkey - Monday Aug 15, 2022
(Moderate eating w recumbent bike, walking, weights)
Weight: 145.5

Ugh, I just remembered that the photo copy guy is coming to the office this morning - early at 8am - to install the new copy machines.  I hope the Boss remembered to come in early, because there's no way I can make it there by 8am.  And I forgot to let the IT people know that we will be needing them to connect certain computers to the new machines to print, scan, etc.  So this will be short.

I do feel better today.  Still sore in the throat but not as bad.  Neck still sore and a little bit swollen, but feeling better overall.  Rode my indoor bike and worked my biceps a little bit. Yoga tonight.

DETERMINED to do better this week on food and water. 


 PS  Did a home test and was negative for COVID.  GOOD.

Progress as of today: 41 lbs lost so far, only 12.5 lbs to go!

horn_of_plenty on 08/15/2022:
haha, we are also having a tune-up on our copier at my office today! but later at 11am/1pm...what a coincidence with your office same day.

I'm glad you feel a little better, take it easy so your body can heal fully. Like Maria said. don't overdo or push hard when you are sick.

Donkey on 08/16/2022:
It ended up being more of a drama than anticipated, but the new copiers are installed.


bearcountrygg on 08/15/2022:
Glad it isn't covid.

Donkey on 08/16/2022:
Me too - I don't need that kind of hassle in my life right now. I have enough to deal with, without having a contagious disease to worry about.


Maria7 on 08/15/2022:
Glad you are feeling better.

Donkey on 08/16/2022:
Each morning I feel a little better!


Jacky82020 on 08/16/2022:
Hope the copier worked out ok. & glad your throat is feeling better. Did you take one of those at home rapid response tests? I swear, we have dozens of boxes here. Some from when the Feds were sending some set number to each household & many from my old aunties. Believe everyone on Medicare can get 8 free tests per month at their local pharmacy.

Can’t imagine us ever using all we have. We don’t get out much & still wear masks. Very few people do around here, but positivity rate from the latest omicron is going up, it’s highly transmissible. Asymptomatic or minor systems in vaxxed & double boosted people, but I still don’t want it.

Donkey on 08/16/2022:
Yes, I did an at-home test. Better than having to go to a clinic, that's for sure.

The copier: all's well that ends well. Of course, it didn't go nearly as smooth as that, but it got done without too many problems, and we're glad about that.


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Maria7 - Sunday Aug 14, 2022

Weight: 157.0

  John 5:24  Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.

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Hello, Friends.     

Hubby   LargeManWaving.gif image by autumn1234567 and I made it home safely today from our mountain vacation.

We had a very happy time.  I still kept up with reading your postings on DD while we were away.

We had a wonderful time but we are happy to be back home.   We did a lot of walking in the mountains. 

Wishing you all a blessed evening.

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Love, Maria

 

 

 

   

Progress as of today: 48 lbs lost so far, only 7 lbs to go!

horn_of_plenty on 08/14/2022:
Wow, i cannot believe you are back! you just went :) i am so glad you could enjoy some time and have a lovely getaway with hubby. how nice!

Maria7 on 08/15/2022:
We had a wonderful time together!


horn_of_plenty on 08/14/2022:
wow, a steal of a deal on the clothes in your previous entry! what a deal! your salads sound so fresh and enjoyable. it's nice to hear that your vacation was a good one. also, the photo is so nice with the rainbow that it looks like more of a dream or fantasy. thanks for sharing with us!

Maria7 on 08/15/2022:
Yes, what a wonderful surprise with the rainbow. It didn't last long. Glad I got a photo of it. It was amazing. Washing clothes over here now. Big job.


bearcountrygg on 08/15/2022:
Vacations are fun....but agreed...there is no place like home....glad you made it back safely.

Maria7 on 08/15/2022:
So true! No place like home although vacation was wonderful and we loved it! Glad we made it back safely also. Thankful to the Lord that Hubby's 2003 pickup truck did well.


Donkey on 08/15/2022:
Welcome back home! Did that fly by or was it a shorter trip? Oh how I love to hike/walk in nature. I bet it was a wonderful time.

Maria7 on 08/15/2022:
It was a 3-nighter...a long weekend trip. It was wonderful! Smile!


horn_of_plenty on 08/15/2022:
I agree, i feel MOST relaxed at home :)

Maria7 on 08/15/2022:
It was very peaceful up there in the mountains and we loved it and the weather was much cooler, too. But I was also happy to come back home among these cotton fields that surround us. Smile.


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bearcountrygg - Sunday Aug 14, 2022
(IF 16/8, and Intuitive eating)
Weight: 0.0

Up and ready to start the day..........lots of things to keep busy with today....and getting an early start.

coffee

oatmeal

walnuts

banana

Nature Valley PB wafer bar

Baked chicken breast

mashed potatoes and brown onion gravy

peas

1 pkg of oreo cakesters

chocolate

Ate the last tiny piece of angel food cake....good thing it's gone now....UGH!

Donkey on 08/14/2022:
I am switching my breakfast back to oatmeal w 1 TBSP of peanut butter. I think it will hold me better at work and keep the morning snacking at bay -- or at least from spinning out of control, which it was doing last week.

bearcountrygg on 08/14/2022:
I'm likeing oatmeal right now...I'm getting the staying power from thae walnuts I guess.....seems to be working quite well....PB also works well for me too....But I found the bag of walnuts in the freezer and I'm working on using those up.


Jacky82020 on 08/14/2022:
Good healthy breakfast! How do you take your coffee? I switched from chocolate protein drink in mine to unsweetened almond milk. Nothing to do with calories or nutrition, just bored with the old way & will probably return to it in the future.

Think I figured out why a reply to you earlier today didn’t go up. I noticed I had not replied to Maria, so I did & then hit post comment or whatever it’s called for her reply, but not on the one to you. Guess kinda a stupid thing to do & may account for other replies not posting.

As to the new post that vanished, I can’t explain it. Could very well be Donkey is correct, maybe the file was too big. But, I swear, I’ve seen IP post more & better quality pics than the 3 food related ones I had. But I can’t remember if her posts contained an equal amount of text.

Even so it’s not like the text was short novel. It was about sadness over losing my daughter & then onto to food.

bearcountrygg on 08/14/2022:
I drink coffee black...I usually drink the first half of the cup hot...and the rest cold...LOL.

I did find that I can't add any eemoj's with the emoji button...it wouldn't post the response when I did...so when I deleted the emoji...it posted.......there are definitely little quirky things posting here.....I would have been very interested in your post...I'm sorry I didn';t get to read it. ((HUGS))


Maria7 on 08/14/2022:
I love mashed potatoes and brown gravy...even had some today. So GOOD!

bearcountrygg on 08/15/2022:
Yes it was.....comfort food.


horn_of_plenty on 08/14/2022:
i've seen those wafer bars...kinda new in the supermarket...but refrained from buying because sometimes the airy-ness of the wafers leaves me unsatisfied. So, how are they!?!? should i try them if there's a sale?

Overall, your menu is so healthy and tasty!

nice to get up early to get things done. it sure feels good to be productive early.

bearcountrygg on 08/15/2022:
We love those bars...but you are right...they are not filling.......but as a treat...they are very handy......I'm enjoying too many treats though right now........somehow it is easy to convince myself that they are okay..since I also ate plenty of healthy things...LOL


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Donkey - Sunday Aug 14, 2022
(Moderate eating w recumbent bike, walking, weights)
Weight: 145.5

I woke up this morning, with the left side of my neck swollen and my ear feeling a little achy.   I can hear fine, it just feels like there's pressure there.  And the swollen neck is a gland - probably a lymph node.  Took 2 Tylenol and a sinus decongestant, and after that kicked in, my throat doesn't feel nearly as sore.

No gym yesterday, and no gym today, too.  I had a nice easy indoor bike ride, did leg and shoulder weights, and then took my Daughter's bike outside for a ride for 4.8 miles.  Took about 30 minutes or so.

The trip to the plant shop was a disappointment.  She was VERY busy (which is GREAT, but isn't comfortable for me), and a lot of her foliage inventory was gone.  I was not interested in the cacti she had either.  So we came home.

I'm glad that I am resting from the gym this week.  I am going to talk to Husband about maybe suspending my membership for a month.  I just need a break.

Progress as of today: 41 lbs lost so far, only 12.5 lbs to go!

Jacky82020 on 08/14/2022:
Take that break and return when you’re up to it.

Probably that swollen lymph node is from the sore throat. Or did you say you have sinus problems? If glands & throat get worse, maybe you need to see a physician re an antibiotic? Usually swollen lymph nodes in my neck go down on their own, most likely yours will too.

Donkey on 08/15/2022:
I thought about what you said, and you're right. The gym will be there for me when I'm ready to go back. I'm glad I rested, but I do not want to give up totally on the gym - at least not enough to pause or cancel my membership.

I'm pretty sure the swollen lymph node is because of the infection, whatever my body is fighting. I feel a little better today. I took a COVID test last night and was negative.

Of course this has to happen right after my primary care physician announces that she is no longer caring for patients. She been promoted to some Director of some department in the hospital. Now I have to find someone else.

Donkey on 08/15/2022:
^ And you know how hard it is to be a new patient to a practice. It takes about 3-6 months to get into the rotation. I'd better find someone quickly for January's annual exam.


bearcountrygg on 08/14/2022:
I'm sorry to hear that you aren't feeling well.....swollen neck glands are no fun....one of mine swells with every little thing...but it always does mean that it is attacking the germ....so there is that. The gym isn't a requirement...if it doesn't feel right at this time...then stopping that for awhile seems like a good idea.

Donkey on 08/15/2022:
The gym is only a requirement in my own head. I'm hoping that with this little break, I'll feel more like going next weekend, especially if I feel better overall.


horn_of_plenty on 08/14/2022:
i also crave more food/sugar when i'm tired (re your comment back to me in your earlier entry).

also, you may want to have a second coffee or decaf instead of a snack if you are just bored/working at work and reaching for a distraction?

when i'm extra tired and de-energized at work, or cold/lethargic, i may grab some extra hot liquid to push me thru the day. i totally needed that on Friday.

good idea to suspend your gym membership during these warmer times of year - you can then do use your equipment at home / plus take advantage of the outdoors.

that is why i am not a member of a gym now, i would not make it there enough times. perhaps in winter i could, but coming home after work has been more my cup of tea :) if i worked closer to home, i think i'd have rejoined a gym - but until my lifestyle/work changes, i'm set with the home gym.

i do like gyms because they offer extrinsic motivation from others and more machines, but you don't need a gym to get things done well either.

Donkey on 08/15/2022:
I feel that I did OK for myself this weekend, not feeling 100% and not going to the gym. I did not meet that 10K step goal but kind of like yourself, I felt the need to rest.

IDK what it is about work. The minute the stress starts coming, I want to keep my mouth busy. Gum helps a little bit. Coffee, tea (maybe), broth...

I will do better for myself this week.


Maria7 on 08/14/2022:
We all need a break sometimes. Take one. Better than overdoing it. Breaks can be good for a person...better than pushing one's self sometimes. There are times to do that as well as times not to. All about balance. Balance is GOOD. Smile.

Donkey on 08/15/2022:
Yes. This. It was hard to give myself permission to do this, but I'm glad that I skipped the gym this time.


horn_of_plenty on 08/14/2022:
Maria is so right..

Donkey on 08/15/2022:
YES SHE IS :-)


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Jacky82020 - Saturday Aug 13, 2022
(Eat less & exercise more)
Weight: 110.5

   

For the last 2-3 weeks Walmart has not had my Thomas English muffins, the light multigrain.  100 cal.  8 gm fiber, 5 protein.   Checked online & nothing.   So Matt finds them in a minute online at the Giant Eagle, local supermarket chain I seldom shop at.  & they were on sale, 2 for $6.   Got up over $3.50 at Walmart, hard to remember because seems like higher price every week.   Bought 5 pd bag of ripe but very usable bananas for $1.  Such a deal.   running 59 cents a pound now.  Sliced each and froze in sandwich baggies.   back into frozen b's with sugar free syrup.  
Bought 16 packages of the muffins, eat 2-3 boxes weekly.
 

Very tired and never got some things done last week I should have.   Sad over my daughter and physically exhausted from all the big tank transfers.   Really must paint new 125 G stand black to match other one I painted . Easy job, just sand gloss off laminate & roll out paint.  But doilnt summon up the energy, a must do for next week.

 

 

Progress as of today: 4.5 lbs lost so far, only 10.5 lbs to go!

Maria7 on 08/13/2022:
Glad you found your muffins. Do the painting when you are in the mood to. Take good care of yourself.

Jacky82020 on 08/14/2022:
Thanks. I’ll try.


bearcountrygg on 08/13/2022:
Good find on the muffins.......((HUGS))

Jacky82020 on 08/14/2022:
Well, it happened again! Reply to you lost! Long! Will Try again later.


Donkey on 08/14/2022:
You'll get to the painting job when the time is right. I have found that it's important to respect what we can and cannot do while we're grieving. And not to be too hard on ourselves when we don't do what some stuff just doesn't get done.

I'm sorry that you're losing posts and replies - WTH? Please don't get too discouraged. I do love reading your posts!


horn_of_plenty on 08/14/2022:
Nice deals on the food and good find on the muffins.

This week we had a sale on bananas....$.49/lb instead of the usual $.79 or so by me for a pound...i was happy about that! :)

I'm sorry about the sadness you are experiencing over your daughter. it is expected you should feel those emotions. stay strong and it's ok to feel that way...feel free to reach out to us more if you need our support here.

enjoy the rest of Sunday eve :)


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bearcountrygg - Saturday Aug 13, 2022
(IF 16/8, and Intuitive eating)
Weight: 0.0

Chilly out here today.......just having a lazy day.

coffee

oatmeal with walnuts

Chicken chow mein

strawberry short cake 

hot sprouted almonds....(4)

tuna salad on crackers

oreo ...These things could be a problem

We got a new puppy yesterday......and he has gotten a lot of attention today.......

horn_of_plenty on 08/13/2022:
it is not chilly here yet. still warm in morning. today is low 80's...we are done with our 90's heat wave, but still feels pretty warm...def not your forest temps!

bearcountrygg on 08/14/2022:
Started out in the 40's....chilly...


Jacky82020 on 08/13/2022:
Now that’s an idea! Maybe so.

bearcountrygg on 08/13/2022:
;)


Maria7 on 08/13/2022:
Wow...fantastic menu!

bearcountrygg on 08/13/2022:
Maybe a little too much cake though.... but Not complaining .


horn_of_plenty on 08/13/2022:
yes, great eats. what's with these hot, sprouted almonds!?

bearcountrygg on 08/13/2022:
They were a sample from BOXED....I think they must sell them there...tiny little pkg with 4 in it.


horn_of_plenty on 08/13/2022:
Also, HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!!!!!!!!

bearcountrygg on 08/13/2022:
Thank you!


Jacky82020 on 08/14/2022:
LOL, silly me! The post here was meant for donkey when she suggested maybe I lost my post because it contained too much data. Think I wasn’t paying attention in this case and my fault, not a DD glitch.

But you do have all kinds of great ideas HUGS

bearcountrygg on 08/14/2022:
I wondered what you meant,....LOL...Hence the smiley face.


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Donkey - Saturday Aug 13, 2022
(Moderate eating w recumbent bike, walking, weights)
Weight: 145.5

The scale reminded me that one cannot eat too many chocolates at work and expect to receive favorable results.  This week, I really struggled eating too much.  I would eat most of my snacks around 10am, leaving nothing for the afternoon, which would then lead me to the chocolates.  Not drinking enough water.  Even drinking more coffee would be better than reaching for candy. You can't outexercise a bad diet.

I will endeavor to do better this week.  I've been struggling with a sore throat lately.  Last night, when I came home from work, my throat was quite sore, and this morning, it's still hurts quite a bit.  This feels like a sinus infection. 

Of course, I had plans today, and now I'm not sure if I should go, or if I should wear a mask, or what.  I wanted to go to the plant store party (1-year anniversary), since she's having a sale... oh yes, and a taco truck (LOL - for Husband).  Also, there's my usual gym time.  I have library books to return, and maybe pick one up.  How can I do all of this if I'm sick?  

Progress as of today: 41 lbs lost so far, only 12.5 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 08/13/2022:
I've been on a sweets kick lately as well......but that will get old too...and we will be over it!

Donkey on 08/14/2022:
I'm going to try VERY hard this week at work. Maybe stepping away and making tea. IDK, something OTHER than reaching for candy.


Maria7 on 08/13/2022:
I've been on a sweets kick, also, especially while on vacation. I hope to correct it after we get back home. Hope you feel better. Take good care of yourself.

Donkey on 08/14/2022:
I am thinking now that my craving for sugars like that was part of me getting sick. I tend to crave sugar when I get sick.


horn_of_plenty on 08/13/2022:
are you bringing enough to eat at work? this week, some of my lunches weren't filling...i needed more veggies on some days..and missed them.

if you are sick, you should rest more so you can do more next weekend.

Donkey on 08/14/2022:
Sadly, I am bringing sufficient to work. I'm hoping that the switch to oatmeal will help me NOT eat all of my snacks at 10am. I think that's a good first step. Secondly - see my comment to Maria - I think the sugar cravings were part of me starting to get sick. I tend to really crave sugar and junk food when I get sick.


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SomeFineDayToo - Saturday Aug 13, 2022

Weight: 200.0

  
i made this diary because my wife told me to do it.   After 50 years of marriage I learned it is easier to do what she wants than get nagged.   And I am overweight.  

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 40 lbs to go!

Jacky82020 on 08/13/2022:
Welcome to the group! Yes best for man to listen to woman LOL My husband regrets it when he doesn’t! LOL


Donkey on 08/13/2022:
Welcome! It can be helpful to keep track of food intake, water intake, and activity.

When Mama ain't happy, ain't nobody happy...


horn_of_plenty on 08/13/2022:
welcome, we always love when a Male joins here. so nice you are joining as a couple ! welcome. like Donkey says, it helps to first just track what you eat, whatever it is and whenever it is....so you can get an intake of what exactly you are eating...then work to adjust it after...for now, you may just want to write what you eat, as you eat it, without making any other changes!


bearcountrygg on 08/13/2022:
Welcome


SomeFineDay on 08/13/2022:
The Donkey and Jacky got it right. Listen to Mama And stop buying all those huge Hershey bars.


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SomeFineDay - Saturday Aug 13, 2022
(Eat healthy and take long walks)
Weight: 145.0

  

I created this diary because a friend who no longer uses it suggested I'd enjoy it.     I will take a long walk with my husband early tomorrow before it gets too hot.   

Progress as of today: -20 lbs lost so far, only 20 lbs to go!

Jacky82020 on 08/13/2022:
Welcome to the group! I’ve always thought walking was a great way to exercise. I walked outside nearly everyday in California, but rely more on a treadmill here on the East Coast. It gets hot, rainy & snowy sometimes.

SomeFineDay on 08/13/2022:
Thank you!


Donkey on 08/13/2022:
Welcome! I walk almost every day that I work, for around 30 minutes. Helps me save my sanity when dealing with co-workers and clients.

I hope you post often :-)

SomeFineDay on 08/13/2022:
You are much too kind, TY


horn_of_plenty on 08/13/2022:
welcome, i think you'll enjoy this group! :)

SomeFineDay on 08/13/2022:
Me too!


bearcountrygg on 08/13/2022:
Welcome

SomeFineDay on 08/13/2022:
TY, nice to meet you


Maria7 on 08/13/2022:
Welcome to both of you.


horn_of_plenty on 08/14/2022:
hope you walk was nice!


innerpeace on 08/15/2022:
Hello and welcome.


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Jacky82020 - Friday Aug 12, 2022
(Eat less & exercise more)
Weight: 110.5

 

Another test to see if I can upload & to send Bear greetings 


This post is a test to see if it will disappear like the other one. 

Progress as of today: 4.5 lbs lost so far, only 10.5 lbs to go!

horn_of_plenty on 08/12/2022:
the cereal and syrup is a sweet sensation ! ;)

Jacky82020 on 08/13/2022:
Oh, I love it! Still do it hot from I minute in microwave & 1/2 C water. Can’t imagine eating any of the bran cereals dry.


bearcountrygg on 08/12/2022:
I can see it...Thank you!!!

Jacky82020 on 08/13/2022:
Good! You’re very welcome. I’m still mad my long post disappeared. I had not posted in nearly a week, busy & exhausted, so I do a long one that focused on my current diet. Also mentioned fatigue & sorrow related to my daughter. Had 3 pics. Then I hit the final submit button & it’s all gone. This has happened numerous times, but more annoying yesterday because it was a long illustrated post.


Donkey on 08/13/2022:
I'm seeing your posts too. I saw as you added on. Must be OK?

Jacky82020 on 08/13/2022:
Yes, all is well for now.


Donkey on 08/13/2022:
I'm so sorry about the lost post. When that happens, I too feel like there's no sense in going back to try to re-create the post.

Maybe it was too much data submitted all at once?


horn_of_plenty on 08/13/2022:
i also rarely go back to recreate a longer post...i just stick to the basics and don't add all the details again.


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Jacky82020 - Friday Aug 12, 2022
(Eat less & exercise more)
Weight: 109.2

   

So now I can't edit onto the second post to add photos.   will try again to upload a pic again,

Progress as of today: 5.8 lbs lost so far, only 9.2 lbs to go!

Jacky82020 on 08/12/2022:
Oh wow! Very long post & photos completely vanished! What a waste. Very annoying. I will try again tomorrow.

Jacky82020 on 08/12/2022:
Gonna edit and see if I can upload the photos. Too exhausted to rewrite post.


horn_of_plenty on 08/12/2022:
yum yum

Jacky82020 on 08/13/2022:
It was supper yum! My biggest BK indulgence. about once a month. More calories than my usual Rodeo Burger & shared Onion Rings. Matt got the little burger & small bag of onion rings & had fewer calories than me.


Donkey on 08/13/2022:
Maybe it depends on the source of the photo? Or type of photo?


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Maria7 - Friday Aug 12, 2022

Weight: 157.0

   John 5:24  Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.

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Hello, Friends.   We arrived here yesterday and after checking in, a deluge of heavy rain came, followed by a beautiful, colorful rainbow!   Above is a photo of it!

Hubby   LargeManWaving.gif image by autumn1234567 stood by the window looking out and called me to come look at it.  What a sight to behold!  The Lord makes such beautiful things!   Notice in the distance, standing over the lake, a white cross.  It looks little in the photo but it is HUGE and it lit up brightly in white lights all nite each nite as it stands over the big lake and we can see it at nite. 

Hubby took me to a thrift store that I wanted to go, the same one we visited last year (but didn't get anything from it last year).  Well, this year, we hit the jackpot!  4 very large, long racks of clothing on hangers to choose from and only 25 cents each piece!  I picked out 9 pieces of clothing and with tax was only $2.41.  Mostly shirts, very nice ones.  So happy over this find!  Also, yesterday and also today, I had a HUGE salad and it was so delicious!  Fresh broccolli, strawberries, little tomatoes, cucumber pieces, leaf-lettuce (purple and green), shredded carrots, grapes (red and green), sunflower seeds, something else that resembled sunflower seeds and tasted chewy, and raisins.  Yummy!

Hope you are having a nice day.

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Love, Maria

 

 

 

  

Progress as of today: 48 lbs lost so far, only 7 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 08/12/2022:
That picture is so beautiful and perfect it doesn't even seem real....amazing!!!!! It must have been wonderful to see in person. Lucky you at the thrift store........sounds like you got some great deals.....and your salad sounds delish...could the unknown seeds be pumpkin seeds?

Maria7 on 08/12/2022:
Thank you. Yes, it was a huge blessing to witness that rainbow! No, not pumpkins seeds...have had them before...these seeds are a lot smaller...about size of sunflower seeds...and instead of crunchy, chewy. The salad was wonderful! We are having a very happy time! Hope you and D are doing well. Happy for Y'all about your new mattress...it sounds very nice.


Donkey on 08/13/2022:
A beautiful picture!

I rather enjoyed reading about your thrift store experience! What a score!

Maria7 on 08/13/2022:
Thank you!


innerpeace on 08/15/2022:
Beautiful picture! I shop at the thrift stores as well...bargain shopping at it's finest!

Maria7 on 08/16/2022:
Thank you! Yes, I love thrift stores...also yard sales and flea markets. Some of my best clothing only costed a dollar.


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