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Old 01-03-2022, 07:48 AM   #16  
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Thumbs up Monday - Oleomargarine patented by Henry Bradley (1871, Binghamton, NY)

Diet Coaches/Buddies - A cold and rainy Sunday. Our weekly walk with DS and (20 mo) DFGD again reduced to chasing her around our house. DS brings her over here to have a new place to explore. She's shy for about 60 seconds, then immediately goes to the toy stack and begins to dismantle. We heard at least a dozen English words, including repeating the word "owl" when DW showed her a small model owl. It's new for us to hear her repeat an English word immediately - something we're used to with other kids. Other exercise was bringing the Christmas tree to the curb. I hate doing that every year. If I had a vote, it'd stay up for the whole month of January. We used the technique of laying a large tarp on the living room floor onto which the tree is laid. Then we each grab an end and walk it out with nary a needle dropped on the floor. The existence of large, cheap tarps is one of the great achievements of Home Depot.

Eating was on plan for meals, CREDIT moi, and better for snacks - even though not perfect, yet. I need more exercise; continue to find excuses to avoid the rain, or the fog, or the drizzle, or the cold. We have and 80+ year-old friend who does her "exercise walk" every single day. Period. "I have plenty of outdoor clothes." She'll probably be active when she's 100.


onebyone - Sending supportive thoughts to you, your DH, and Caesar Cat. That's one long, full life for a cat. Kudos for finding an acceptable option for your dinner when the menu offered so many unacceptable ones.

Joy (gardenerjoy) - Am delighted to see that google shows more varieties of frittatas than I'd have imagined. They aren't on our menu around here, either. Glad that I'm not the only one who'd never heard of Chevalier de Saint-Georges.

maryann - Blackies Pasture does look spectacular. Love the stories of your DH being snubbed for wearing work clothes. I do agree with him: his farm tractor isn't going to drop in appreciation when the bad times roll in.

Karen (karenrn) - Yay for getting Christmas put away. Yep, sometimes doing a thing by hand is easier than forcing a computer to do it your own way.

curlyjax - Lentil soup sounds good; we, too, had it - called it dahl. When DS was here, he, being a serious foodie, studied his mom's recipe to check that she was using enough spices. He takes this stuff seriously.

Penny. - Always Kudos for an on plan day.

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Chapter 5 Stage 2 - The Think Thin Initial Eating Plan

Determine Your Calorie Level

Dieters might have followed a certain calorie level faithfully for part of the week but often ate considerably more on other days (especially on the weekends).

Judith S. Beck, Ph.D., The Complete Beck Diet for Life (Green book), Pg 110.
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Old 01-03-2022, 08:31 AM   #17  
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I didn’t get to sneak out for coffee with my friend as she wasn’t feeling well. DD was very anxious about various things like looking for spring housing in Boston and enlisted my help in a variety of things. I was a very good mommy and we had a nice productive time. I put aside taking down the Christmas stuff but that is on the list for later this week. I’m looking forward to work and life in general getting back to normal today, although it was nice to have that quiet week between Christmas and new year’s day. Food was so so-back to salads today.
Onebyone: great job dealing with the emotional eating! So hard to watch beloved pets get older.
Karen- I’m envious you got Christmas taken down, I’m so ready to reclaim my limited space.
Gardenerjoy-Good idea to use the given ingredients in a new way.
Maryann-your appraisal store story was too funny. I would think that a lot of software geeks with money might be dressed pretty casually too, you’d think people would figure that out by now.
Penny-yay for on plan.
Bill-great idea for getting the tree out. I just let DS drag it out and swept up the millions of needles.
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Good morning!

Yesterday was on plan and weight is down a smidge. Back to work.

Have a great day, everyone.
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Old 01-03-2022, 11:12 AM   #19  
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I'm hoping to get out for a walk today, even though the high is 34 degrees. We're going to accept that it's winter at some point.

Exercise +65, 105/1600 minutes for January

onebyone: Sorry about the distress with Caesar Cat. Good for you for working out food that satisfies without messing up your plan. I find that I can't just ignore cravings, no matter their cause and no matter that I think I 'should.' I do better when I address cravings without caving into them.
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Good morning coaches,

Food was on plan and weight is the same. I'm heading out to have a stress test on the treadmill at the Cardiologists office shortly. It was supposed to be next week, but has been rescheduled. My cold is pretty much gone and I will wear my mask. I can't believe how I lucked out with this cold being so mild. Maybe because I really have taken it easy.

It was in the high 30's this morning which is really cold for us. The high is supposed to be the low 60's and if I still have energy after lunch I think I'll go for a hike then. I'm going to make Herb crusted cauliflower steaks with beans and tomatoes for dinner. It's a recipe my friend made a couple of weeks ago and she left me a book of photocopied recipes. This one is from Epicurious and it was really tasty. My husband said he could be vegetarian if it all tasted this good.

GardnerJoy Yes I guess it really is winter. Enjoy your walk.

Penny Yay for weight is down.

Curlyjax Being a good mommy is so much more important than getting Christmas decorations put away. I'm glad you had a good day.

Bill Your neighbor sounds like good inspiration for how we all want to be. Active until very old age.

Onebyone I'm sorry about Caesar Kitty. What a worry. Good for handling the stress and not caving. Building the resistance muscle.

Well, I had better get out the door. Have a good day!
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Good Evening, Coaches.

First day back to school. As usual, I was convinced I forgot how to teach until the bell rang and then I remembered. I did have one interesting challenge. A little freshman boy refused to take his hat off. (No hats or hoods because the little devils put their airpods in and listen to music.) I tried to work my "non confrontational magic" but he wouldn't budge - very unusual for a freshman and a first day. I told him the next step is security escorting him to the office. i hailed Big Jon and he walked the kid out. I called his Mom at break. She spoke Spanish but i speak speak enough. So when I checked the VP told me he hadn't had a chance to get his haircut. I have no remorse. Vanity is not more important than school. I looked at the kids cum and no signs he is a desperado. Hopefully tomorrow is the new day. i tell the new teachers "What you ask for, you ask for 100% every time, everyone." Teachers who don't burn out quickly. Once relationships are cemented, then there can be a little backdoor negotiation case by case in the privacy of in between classes. This is why teaching is an art.

On and on. I treated myself to a frozen yoghurt. It was too much so I called it dinner. I put off my fast till next week. Too much for a first week back. I will go to the gym with DH tonite.

Pretty pooped. Wave to all.

Karen: Looks like my Grand Canyon hike is cancelled. The touring company could not get permits. Drat!!!
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Diet Coaches/Buddies - I've submitted my choices for courses to take for the Spring semester. It's just like being an undergraduate in that I have druthers and those are beat against schedule constraints and all the other students who also have druthers. I won't know what I get for a few weeks and then classes don't start until February. It's 16 degrees F outside right now; this winter thing is getting serious. So far, we haven't had the snow that's hitting other areas.

Eating was on plan, CREDIT moi, with only afternoon and evening snacks. Getting better. Dinner was dahl - felt right for a cold winter evening. The living room looks bare without the Christmas tree. Spent the day feeling good that the Webb Telescope continues to execute its zillion steps toward being functional - even as it is zooming out toward its one million mile away home base at the Lagrange Point, L2. Then watched the COVID Omicron numbers growing; then switched back to watching Webb mileage growing. Webb numbers are more fun to watch.


onebyone - Waving. Thinking of Caesar Cat and hoping all is OK.

Joy (gardenerjoy) - LOL at, "We're going to accept that it's winter at some point." Don't rush - there's still February to come.

maryann - Thanks for the reminder how tough it is to be a high school freshman. Congrats for your role in helping him to see that there are boundaries. Sorry to hear that your Grand Canyon hike is cancelled.

Karen (karenrn) - Incredible that your DH likes Herb crusted cauliflower steaks. Glad that your cold was mild.

curlyjax - Yay for accepting the opportunity to be a good mom - opportunity that's not always available as they grow further away. Good luck getting back to salads.

Penny. - Happy 'back to work' Day. Hope your work arena is safe from Omicron.

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Chapter 5 Stage 2 - The Think Thin Initial Eating Plan

Determine Your Calorie Level

Like most dieters, you will be happy to see that you can follow a higher-calorie plan than you might think and still lose weight. And you will be much more satisfied and comfortable doing so.

Judith S. Beck, Ph.D., The Complete Beck Diet for Life (Green book), Pg 110.
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Good morning coaches,

Food was on plan. I did get out in the afternoon for a shorter hike. I must say I much prefer to go in the morning, but I did it anyway. I think I passed the stress test with flying colors. I got my heart rate up to nearly 160 and then it came back down as it should when I slowed down and then stopped. This morning I've having some labs drawn at 7:30. I woke up early, but since I couldn't have coffee I went back to sleep, which was great. I'm looking forward to coffee and breakfast and then I'll see if I feel like a hike.

Bill I guess I shouldn't complain too much about our 37 degrees, when you are so much colder. I hope you get the classes you want. I took some classes a few years back and can't seem to get back into that.

Maryann I'm so sorry your Grand Canyon trip was cancelled. I was so looking forward to seeing you in person. Permits are the difficulty in planning so many trips. Sounds like a good idea to start the fast next week.

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The temperatures didn't get above freezing, yesterday, so we stayed indoors, after all. Today, we might see 40, so I'll aim for a walk, again.

I ate extra-lightly yesterday, the first Monday of the New Year, and was rewarded with a nice drop on the scale. Let's go, 2022!

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Good Afternoon, Coaches.

Home from school. Update: The boy exiled from class yesterday was back in it today, happy to be playing the indoor volleyball game activity (with a beach ball.) Good. I also added a "store" item for the online positive points system our school manages. 10 Positive points to wear the hat for one class. Then if someone is having a bad hair day there is a reprieve and not a showdown.

Scale slipped under 170 which was nice. I will have to watch when I retire. It is much easier to maintain when I am working. I had servings of legumes, nuts, berries, groats. Credit. Credit also for last night's stairclimb. Also Yeah! for tracking expenses. It is so easy once the budget has been set to track with the ap. I can already see where I have underestimated one budget item. Good info.

Karen and Joy: Credit for good health and a lower weight.
BBE: I hope you get your druthers. I didn't get my in person metalsmith class. But I'm still set to start my Diamond ecourse.
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Diet Coaches/Buddies - Eating was on plan with no daytime snacks, CREDIT moi. Finally, a day that feels like in the grove. Dinner was salmon grilled on the deck just outside the kitchen door. Grilled in seriously cold temperature. Then the lightly-boiled Brussels sprouts were grilled after that. Lovely dinner. Doubly non-vegetarian since Bacon Bits were sprinkled on the Brussels sprouts.

At the supermarket there was no Ivory brand liquid dish soap. This happens from time to time when I look up and take note. I have a full quart jar; I'll just look week after week until I can grab one. There were only four boxes of dish-washer detergent. Four (4.0) boxes total of all brands! I grabbed the one I was shopping for. Felt like a third world country when I came home and told DW what I could and couldn't find at the supermarket. Also found no "Simply Jif" peanut butter. There were about six other kinds of Jif and a dozen other brands of different compositions. But DW likes "Simply Jif" due to low sugar content. First world problems, I know.


Joy (gardenerjoy) - Yes, inside is a good place to be in these temperatures. Yay for a drop on the scale to start your New Year.

maryann - So creative to make a reprieve where there was previously a showdown. Bummer that you didn't get in your metalsmith class but being a diamond expert is rather nice.

Karen (karenrn) - Congrats for being in such good condition that you pass a stress test with flying colors. Ouch for having to skip morning coffee to have blood drawn.

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Chapter 5 Stage 2 - The Think Thin Initial Eating Plan

How to Transition Your Eating

You will continue to plan three meals and three snacks as practiced in Stage 1, but now you will also start choosing foods from the Think Thin options - which you will incorporate at the rate that works best for you.

Judith S. Beck, Ph.D., The Complete Beck Diet for Life (Green book), Pg 110.
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Running late yesterday so I didn't post. Lots of emotional issues going on with various family members over a few days so I'm not getting much done, and then in my free time I just watch tv for hours.I did get my eyes checked and they remain pretty much the same which is good. And then yesterday I had a furnace guy come out as the bedrooms have been freezing-he nicely explained that the valve that went to the bedrooms was shut off-oops! I felt really stupid, and did remember doing that with my brother in law in the summer for a leaking concern. It's amazing we got all the way to January without it being an issue-no wonder my poor DD has been cold. Eating wasn't great- I ended getting Panera take out and ate too much.
I ended up having lunch at work so hopefully my prepared salad is still good today. My plan is to join the Y at some point this week and get to the sunday morning yoga class, and get a new routine going. Wave to all, personals tomorrow.
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Good morning coaches,

Food was on plan yesterday, but weight is one pound up from low. We had tofu with a high sodium sauce on it last night. Dh says his weight is always up after that dinner and I guess mine is too. I got the results from my lipid panel yesterday and was unhappy that my bad cholesterol was slightly higher and my good cholesterol was lower. Kind of disappointing considering my diet and exercise. I will add ground flax seed to my oatmeal in the morning and read up a bit on other things to do. I did the Tom's Thumb hike yesterday and didn't go as far as I was planning since I'm not quite full energy yet, but still got in a good hike. This morning I feel like my cold is gone.

I have no plans for today, which is really weird, but I'll think of something. I woke up at 1:30 a.m. and have not been back to sleep, so maybe I don't need to pack the day. I still don't know what Thailand is going to do about the Test and Go program, so I still don't know if I'm going to Thailand. I guess I'm not one who like uncertainty. I spoke with my son this morning and he says they do things last minute over there, so don't worry yet. If I have to change my plan I'll figure out the next time that works for him.

Curlyjax I'm glad warming the bedrooms was an easy fix, even though it meant the furnace guy was there.

Bill Big time credit for being back to no daytime snacks.

Maryann What ap are you using to track expenses? Yes I think it is a bit easier to maintain while working, but for me it is really a mindset thing. Keeping busier helps for sure.

GardnerJoy A drop in the scale is a great start to the year.

Wave to Penny and Onebyone.
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I walked outside yesterday! Good thing because the next couple of days are looking like good indoor workout days.

I ordered an air mattress. DH and I have been assuming that if one of us gets COVID, we both get COVID. But I know, personally, a couple of people who isolated at home well enough that their partners didn't get sick. It seems worth it to make some effort. We have no separate sleeping facility. I'm getting an air mattress so that I can isolate in my study either because I'm sick or to allow DH to isolate in the bedroom, if he's sick. CREDIT for taking care of things, even when I'd rather not think about them.

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Good morning!

Food has been on plan and weight is down.

I woke up yesterday morning with severe menstrual cramp pain that also made me nauseous. This has never happened to me. After some Tylenol and an ice pack, I felt good enough to go to work. Then at my second house I almost passed out in my ppe. I had to sit on my bumper for 10 minutes, called in and went home. I felt a little woozy and feverish all day and finally did have a low grade fever at night, so I called in sick for today. No idea what's going on. Mostly just uterine pain today. Is this what peri-menopause life is like? Or some weird uterine covid? lol

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