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curlyjax 05-13-2019 07:10 AM

Quick post today- I am going to a workshop and need to leave earlier than usual. I decided to deliberately skip the continental breakfast they offer- and that way I can arrive a little later too. I again ate too much chocolate yesterday but its gone now. I had a fun time in church giggling very inappropriately with my fellow widow friend. Later I tried to get my new DW going and couldn't, so asked my man friend to come over on his way home from his moms house. He figured it out very quickly and I felt kind of dumb:) I'm still sad we won't be a couple and I have to train myself not to think about him,but it is helpful to have a male perspective on some things.
Karen- I didn't know that about the Relay for Life, interesting!

karenrn 05-13-2019 08:10 AM

Just a quick check in before I leave for a hike. Food was on plan yesterday and scale is still up. I'm heading out with my hiking group and it's going to be a beautiful day. Tonight is book club. I've made my food plan for the day, but could only put that I will eat only
until satisfied at book club tonight. I know I am taking a couple of salads so at least it's a start. More tomorrow.

Penny. 05-13-2019 09:50 AM

Good morning!

Yesterday was another dinner day and weight is holding.

Dh and son were in the kitchen for quite a while working on the meal plan prep. When it was too late to do more, the end results were a completed vegan cheese sauce and a vinaigrette. No ready to eat meals completed. Haha! So, that needs to be finished today.

Karen, have a nice hike!

Maryann, credit for the scale showing a loss.

Bill, birding in the rain sounds dedicated. I do hope the 1200 will still show a loss,because that's about what I have been getting the last couple weeks.

Curly, I'm glad you had a fun day yesterday and your DW is functioning.

maryann 05-13-2019 10:07 AM

It’s a three cups of coffee morning. I have my lesson plans for the day but feel the call for summer which is three weeks away. I try to be careful not to wish my life away or I will miss our beautiful spring and more time with DS.

Planning continues to work thankfully and my weight tipped down again despite the Mexican restaurant visit. For Mother’s Day they provided me a carnation and live Mariache music. I was careful with my food choices.

Today’s focus is to remember that food is just fuel. I will also remind myself that I am enough with the service work my job gives me to perform. If I do it well, I will be tired at the end of the day and must take care of myself - not do more. Planned exercise is yoga and bike.

bethturnaround 05-14-2019 12:20 AM

Hi everyone!

Usually when I disappear for 3 days, it means I'm way off track. This time, it just meant a full weekend! Saturday was OP foodwise, although I skipped the 5k because it was 43 degrees and raining when I started to leave at 7:15 am. Walking in the cold wet rain seemed like more of a recipe for a cold than a healthy thing.

Sunday was Mother's Day and I managed to accomplish a lot in the morning--a landscape designer came over to discuss our back yard--she's going to do a design we should get to see next Sunday. (Bill--if we were close to you, I'd invite your wife's Garden club over to get opinions :-)) Then I did some practical shopping and some clothes shopping. Then we met DD and her girlfriend at the Chicago Art Institute and spent the afternoon there walking around and enjoying the art. I'd never seen the miniatures or the paperweights before, so that was fun. Then we all had dinner at a Lebonese restaurant, where I did eat too much, including splitting a desert. Today was back on plan foodwise, mostly--a few too many carbs for dinner, but no sweets. Getting to the restaurant included a 20 minute walk, although we took a Lyft to the theater afterwards since we didn't have time to walk (saw Rent). I feel good to be completely back on track tomorrow--I'm not letting Sunday's holiday treats be the first step to abandoning my health.

G'night all!


BillBlueEyes 05-14-2019 07:02 AM

Tuesday - Lewis & Clark's expedition sets out from St Louis (1804)
Diet Coaches/Buddies - Last day of class; my presentation on surveillance was well received. One key point is that your permission is not required for someone to use facial recognition software. Another is that laws about protection from being recorded are state-by-state - there are no Federal laws. All of which is of concern when the number of continuously recording devices is growing exponentially. Interesting stuff. As is common on the last day of class, a treat was served. So I had an unplanned homemade brownie. Worse, I had it with a fork on a plate. Who eats a brownie with a fork?

Eating was on plan, CREDIT moi, with dinner being an upscale pizza with a green salad (sans tomato - we're out). I had two small slices, a sane serving for me since many slices was my norm back in the day.

maryann - Thanks for "food is just fuel" - I need that reminder.

Karen (karenrn) - A couple of salads is a good start to a meal plan.

curlyjax - Kudos for skipping the FREE continental breakfast. I never figured out who it targeted that hadn't eaten by 9 am.

Beth (bethturnaround) - Yep, 43 degrees and raining isn't a healthy situation. Good luck with your yard planning.

Penny. - Yay for having two male chefs in the house.

Readers -

day 28 Get Ready to Weigh In
Once I learn to use the scale
as information to guide my efforts,
dieting will be easier.
Judith S. Beck, Ph.D., The Beck Diet Solution (Pink book), Pg 205.

curlyjax 05-14-2019 08:13 AM

I ate too much at the workshop. It's always hard to sit thru these things even when its interesting, and you find yourself mindlessly eating the free food. But I did come home and do a 20 minute walking video plus lift weights a little, so credit for that. Today's challenge is eating lunch out with some elders at a place that has good cheap desserts. The rest of the week shouldn't have any temptations.
The grass in the back really needs to be cut but it is rainy so often we can't get to it. I hope the mower works okay when we finally get to it -and by we I mean DS:)
Bill- there is a robot type thing that moves around identifying spills at my grocery store. I paranoidly think it could also be recording people to monitor theft.

gardenerjoy 05-14-2019 09:04 AM

The conference was good and the hotel room was nice. Finding high-quality, healthy food proved really difficult. Apparently, at a casino resort, everyone is expected to indulge in all of their vices. I couldn't find a decent salad, but it would have been easy to procure a chicken-fried steak the size of my head. Still, I'm happy that I continued my quest to eat foods that made me feel better, which meant that I ate very lightly some days.

Exercise: +35, 390/1100 minutes for May

Penny. 05-14-2019 10:29 AM

Good morning!

Yesterday's off plan went even more off plan when my son finally finished the two recipes I asked him to make, and I ate an eggless salad sandwich and crispy vegetable salad side at 9pm. Weight is holding. It seems I can't do wrong with whole food plant based meals, but will maintain not lose.

Those of you who read Atomic Habits will appreciate my explanation to my son that his fatigue over having to cook is not because he doesn't like cooking, but because it is all new to him and his brain has to hyper focus on each task, creating new neuropathways that will eventually automate the process in the future. That takes an incredible amount of energy!

My new book, Sweetgrass, and knitting project is proving to be so enjoyable, I woke up to the mystery "are my hands sore from knitting too much or because it started raining again?" :lol:

Beth, lol about ditching the 5k. My workout buddy and I walked into our gym class yesterday and saw how crowded it was and said NOPE, turned around and walked out. Good to know our limits.

Bill, lol at eating a brownie with a fork. I hope you didn't continue that nonsense with the pizza!

Maryann, very good idea to not wish our time away and enjoy the present.

Curly, good luck not overdoing it with the luncheon today (why do I feel old using the word luncheon?).

Joy, welcome home from the conference! Lol at the chicken fried steak as big as your head. I have a conference at the end of the month and am hoping to take healthy foods. It's hard not to get caught up in the fun.

maryann 05-14-2019 10:30 AM

Gardenerjoy: Welcome back. Yr casino trip reminded me of Disneyland many years ago when it had only junk food. But then they made a commitment and started serving wonderful salads and large fruit cups on the street vender carts. Change is always possible.

Curleyjax: a twenty minute walk reminded me I can restart my day at any point.

Food was OP. No exercise because my commitments went until late in the evening. This is never good and I must be very careful the rest of the week because I have another late evening tonite. On teaching days I find I have to have a lot of freedom to sit and putter.

On my gratitude list this morning is the last three weeks of a teaching schedule that allows me this morning ritual of prayer, meditation and posting. I have next year’s schedule at the high school and I will teach early morning classes. So for today I can enjoy the morning.

karenrn 05-14-2019 12:00 PM

Good morning coaches,

Food was on plan except for a half brownie after the hike. The hike was plenty strenuous and started at over 5000 feet elevation, which always makes it a little more challenging. I didn't go up the chute to the top of Brown's Peak. After looking at the photos it probably would have been fine, but I'm being extra careful not to get hurt this year. A few years back I signed up with a paid group to do all of the JMT and then broke my arm and couldn't do it. Or is that my excuse for not doing the more risky sections. Not sure. The leader who is the head minister of a church does all the cooking at his house and brings treats for most hikes. This is the first time I've had any at all. Then I had book club and had small portions of salmon a couple of salads and pre dinner nibbles of a few things. Weight is heading down again. I drank a couple of glasses of iced tea and then even had a little coffee. Of course I couldn't get to sleep when I came home. I got up early this morning as usual and then went back to bed and slept from 6:30 until 8:30. It was wonderful.

Maryann I find it difficult to be out late in the evening even though I don't work during the day. I'm such a creature of habit.
Penny It sure does take a lot of brain power doing something new. When I was first learning Mahjong I felt like an idiot how much concentration it took. Luckily, my friend who was teaching us is fully aware and kept the lesson to two hours.
GardenerJoy I hate it when the food choices are so difficult. Good for you for eating light.
Curlyjax I'm sure glad you have that we (ds) to help with the lawn mowing.
Bill So how about that, two of us having a homemade brownie on the same day. I will say I give myself credit for not having them very often. Homemade desserts are the best.
Beth It sounds like you had a good weekend. I'm not crazy about walking in the rain either. Now 43 and sunny would be great, but not with the rain. Glad you're doing well.

I guess I'd better do a little grocery shopping and some planning for an overnight camping trip to Sedona. If I had to bring food from what I have in the house right now I don't know what I could possibly find.
Dh might appreciate some leftovers to heat up too. You all have a great day!

BillBlueEyes 05-15-2019 05:28 AM

Wednesday - Peter, Paul & Mary win their 1st Grammy: If I Had a Hammer (1963)
Diet Coaches/Buddies - An outdoor event planned for the day was cancelled due to rain. We've had more so far this year than almost ever. It's rescheduled for tomorrow - for whoever has a schedule so flexible that they can make that jump. I never would have imagined that I'd be this busy when retired. Just as busy as before, but doing things entirely of my own choosing.

Eating was on plan, CREDIT moi, with no unplanned snacks. Lunch was my loved peanut butter, pecans, and banana sandwich on whole wheat bread crusts. I've drifted away from that but might try to get back to it. It was easier during a stretch when my adult DS lived here and helped consume the bread slices to make more crusts available for me.

Joy (gardenerjoy) - Conferences seemed to be dedicated to unhealthy foods. Wonder what is served to a conference of nutritionists?

maryann - Neat that Disneyland improved the food it serves. Wouldn't have guessed that.

Karen (karenrn) - LOL, welcome to brownie day. A morning nap seems like a good idea.

curlyjax - I haven't seen one of those monitoring robots - gotta upscale my shopping, LOL.

Penny. - Interesting that cooking was exhausting for your DS because he was learning.

Readers -

Week 5 Overcome Challenges

By now, you should be experiencing some of the wonderful benefits of this program. Have you figured out that hunger is never an emergency? That you can withstand cravings? That you can tolerate the discomfort of not eating when you're not supposed to?

Judith S. Beck, Ph.D., The Beck Diet Solution (Pink book), Pg 206.

curlyjax 05-15-2019 08:32 AM

I shared a tiny dessert for lunch yesterday and brought home half my lunch, so it didn’t got too badly. I felt so tired after work that I just crawled into bed and watched tv for hours ( I have decided to treat myself to a subscription to Acorn for now). The rain really puts a damper on one’s spirits. Everything seems like a chore these days. Fortunately i’m seeing a friend today so that should help.
I went to get my new glasses and was startled to find my vision was worse. I guess the optometrist over corrected something, so he is going to fix it. The frames are different so I’m going to have to get used to my new “look” too and now of course i’m questioning my choice!
I’ve been flipping thru The gentle art of Swedish death cleaning. It does inspire me to get my financial stuff in order, and work on decluttering now.
Bill- I will send you my crusts, nobody likes them here!
Karen- glad you got to go back to sleep today, extra sleep is so welcome.
Maryann- your current mornings sound lovely.
Penny- that totally makes sense about being tired after doing something new. Yes, luncheon is an old-fashioned word, brings to mind ladies wearing gloves! But I use it too.
Gardenerjoy- oof on the heavy food available. You would think they would offer some alternatives these days.
Beth- I love lebanese food! It has healthy aspects to it as well.

maryann 05-15-2019 10:45 AM

Good Morning,

BBE’s quote about “enjoying benefits by now” rang true. My weight inexplicably jumped up three pounds over two days but I feel I have a plan and don’t have to panic. The number is just information not a condemnation. Yesterday had so many wins including remaining abstinent at the most difficult school where I have to teach in the “treat Tuesday” class. But then, as predicted, the late night activity found me vulnerable to a binge. Oh well. Still I logged all the food.

The boys will be gone to a concert trip at Disneyland. I will have four days free of cooking. I will use the time to spend very little time exposed to overeating situations. Enjoy the day everyone.

gardenerjoy 05-15-2019 11:40 AM

I'm hearing the sabotaging thought "I'm too busy to pay attention to food and exercise." Aside from being demonstrably false (this week is very light on the schedule because I deliberately planned it that way to recover from the conference), that's a starting point for unhelpful behaviors that, in fact, take more time than just writing my plan and following it. Credit for writing a plan and planning the activities required to implement the plan. I have plenty of time to do what I want to do.

Exercise: +25, 415/1100 minutes for May

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