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Old 01-20-2024, 02:09 PM   #46  
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I just looked up my ideal weight. Ideal is 117 lbs which will never happen unless I'm terminally ill. It says between 101-136. 136 would be a possibility. Thats what I weighed when I got married. I was just curious to know and now I'm not sure I'm happy that I found out. I thought a goal of 140 was a stretch but I don't think I've weighed 117 since 8th grade. A tally I just want to do the best I can, and a number I can maintain.

I am finished eating for today. Started at 10 am and finished at 2:25 so 4.5 HR eating window. 1325 calories and 127 carbs. Too many carbs but I will have a long overnight fast. I hope I can not eat the rest of the day. I will have water.

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I just posted a long post and then lost it. I am too long to rewrite it so I will wait and do it tomorrow. Hope everyone has a good night to sleep. Goodnight,
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Awww, I was looking forward to hearing about your day, Trish. I.M sorry you lost your post.

Weight stayed the same. I can't remember if I took my second fluid pill. I'm getting old and forgetful! I slept for over 8 hours. Fitbit says it was good sleep.

I think DH is going to want to go to the casino today. He wanted to go yesterday and I said no. The only good thing about it is we don't eat dinner. I can't keep saying No. He will be miserable.
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Yesterday I decided to get serious about my woe. I will have 2 protein shakes a day for breakfast and supper. I will have one meal and allow myself a snack if I need it. I did 6 days of exercise this past week and I plan to keep that going too. I'm not exactly doing low carb as much as I want to eat less carbs but eat one meal a day. Although weight is160.0 lbs today, I did see 155 lbs a days ago and the gain is from sodium because I forgot to take my fluid pill a few days. The fact that I saw the 155 lbs made me realize I could get there and if I can do 155 then I can see 150 and then I just might be able to see 140 and then maybe 130 etc. I would love to see a healthy 125 lbs. but sure that will ever happen. However for now I'm going to work towards 155 first.

DH finally decided to get himself a cellphone. Now we are trying to get it set up and then teach him how to use it. I guess we will work on that today.

Hope you have a good day if you end up going to the casino.

Hope everyone has a good and safe warm day.
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We didn't go to the casino. I think DH figured I would say no so he didn't bring it up again. I took NY strip steak out of the freezer. DH made mashed potatoes and I cooked frozen corn. I wanted peas but couldn't find any.

Your plan sounds good, Trish. It will actually be rather low carb with two shakes depending on what you have for your main meal. and I doubt if it will be high carb.

The second book I was reading started to get better. It just had a slow start. Its about her struggle with compulsive over eating, coming from an abusive home life and marrying a man who doesn't understand her struggle. Her weight goes high and low. At one point she was eating twice a day. First was a slice of bread with butter and second was a cup of bullion with peas. Then she would go back to overeating all day, fast food and restaurant food. Its interesting . She tried WW and OE. Also had psychotherapy. The therapist quit on her. I never went that far but have dealt with compulsive overeating. I don't think I do that anymore.

I too have been skipping fluid pills. I have to be careful because if I get all congested again I will end up in the hospital again. I don't want that.

Im going to clean up from dinner and go back to reading my book.
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I have reduced meat intake and increased plant based eating. Still having dairy. Today we had salmon. I am having more carbs, but mostly healthy ones.
I was 178 the other day, have not weighed since.
I am realizing there is no magic bullet for me. I have to do this for real, and want to get lighter before my surgery.
So I will just DO IT

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I have come to realize that I need the protein and also need some healthy fruits and vegetables as well as a small amount of starchy vegetables.

Carol Sue The book is interesting. I don't thing I could eat as strict as she did. I'm sure your DH will want to go to casino soon.

Fatmad Hope you will be able to lose as much as you want before surgery.

I didn't know how to count the beef veggie soup so not sure how accurate it will be. But tomorrow will be my 1st day back OP.

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Mad, there's no magic bullet!! You have to just do it!! And if anyone can do it, its you!

Trish there are many ways to count the soup. You can enter a choice from MFP. Or you can enter components such as beef broth, enter vegetables separately and meat separately. Various choices. Its a guess either way.

Scale still says 172. Sleep was good. 3 am we were up with the dog choking. I thought he was going to throw up but after we got up and put lights on he was fine and we all went back to sleep. He goes under the bed and I think the dust gets to him. He's not allowed on the bed. I will have to run the Roomba under the bed. Thats why I bought it. Used, from Goodwill. It will get the dust that's under there.

I agree DH will want to go to the casino. He likes Wednesday but will go any day. Wednesday is my birthday and I dont want to spend it at the casino but that might be the best day to go for weather. We don't do anything special for birthdays, but I would rather spend it at home alone than the casino.

Today we have to go to Wal-Mart and senior day at Goodwill. Its still cold but no snow. Overnight it is going to be freezing rain with an icy start, then it will be in the 40s the rest of the week. I worry about step daughter driving to work in this weather. She only has a few miles but its dangerous, hilly. Step son and wife have a very long drive but its highway and they chose to live way out there. They both have 4 wheel drive vehicles. Step daughter needs that, too.

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Cold trip to Walmart. I got more Pure Protein shakes and also got a 4 pk of Muscle Milk shakes to try. I have already tried Premier and Equate and didn't like them as much. In fact there are 2 in the fridge that are expired. Im going to start having one in the evening to up my protein.

Trish,I just found a,recipe i would like to try and it says its a southern recipe. I've b never heard of it and wonder if you have. Its called Chicken Spaghetti. I don't know if DH would like it.

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Fatmad I either eat too much protein or not enough. If anyone can do it right it will be you.

Carol Sue I've never heard of chicken spaghetti being a southern recipe. I've only heard of it online by WW dieters who use ground chicken or turkey instead of beef. I've tried to eat ground turkey to substitute beef and I think that is why I don't like turkey any more.

I have used the Premier protein shakes for years but now when I drink one it gives me potty issues and after drinking 2 of them a day for the past few days just makes the situation even worse. I will continue to diet because I know I can and I want to get healthy. Weight was down .6 lbs this morning. My calories for today was 1366.

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I guess the scale is going to stay at 172 for a few days, now.

Trish,this chicken spaghetti uses cut up cooked chicken like off a rotisserie chicken, not ground. And hit uses a can of diced tomatoes instead of sauce and it has cream cheese and yellow cheese melted in it. Its very unusual. It can be cooked on the stove or baked in a casserole. I'm going to make it but don't know if DH will eat it. I love chicken and turkey but when I want ground meat it has to be beef. There was one restaurant that served very good turkey burgers. The seasoning made it taste like beef. They never reopened after Covid. It was a favorite of ours.

Is there artificial sweetener in Premier shakes? That could be why you get potty issues.

I have MFP set for 1200 calories and yesterday my food came to exactly 1200. I couldn't do that again if hi tried! I don't lose at 1200. I have to stay below. I used to lose below 1500. My metabolism has slowed. My carbs have been too high, too. Over 100. I know what I have to do but I don't do it. I don't pay much attention to fat and protein but I do have protein daily. Just not a lot.
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I'm very chatty this morning. DH went to get his hair cut. Its a good thing I signed him in online because when he got there there were 4 people waiting and he got to go ahead of them. He looks nice. He wanted me to go too but bun I don't want my hair cut right now with colder weather here for a while.

While he was gone I cleaned Rusty's eyes. They get black gook in the corners and it has to be cleaned out. I don't like to do it while DH is here because he doesn't like the way I do it. I use eye wash meant for humans and it works well. When he does it he uses water . I don't think it works as well.

I had eggs and a slice of SL toast for breakfast. I woke up hungry. I don't think I will eat again until dinner. Maybe we will go to Texas Roadhouse and use my birthday coupon. The sooner I do that the sooner I can get back to dieting, which I really need!!
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We went to TX Roadhouse and used the coupon. We got an onion blossom appetizer. After eating thar neither of us was hungry for our meal. I got chicken but brought most of it home for Rusty. DH got steak kabobs and brought a lot home for Rusty. Lucky Rusty. I also brought home most of my baked sweet potato. Thats just too much food anymore.
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Carol Sue My DH would not like most of the items in that recipe. In fact, the yellow cheese is the only thing he does like. So I won't be making it.

My weight seems to be staying at 160.2 lbs. It is going to take me a while to figure out what my woe should be. Ever since I was in diagnosed and unable to eat docs were pushing for me to drink protein. While in the hospital, I was able to drink the protein shakes and some of my tastes for some of the foods they gave me made me crave them such as some of the juice they gave me for breakfasted tasted soooo good... especially orange and apple juice and then banana and applesauce. Now there meats I don't care for any and I experience the same thing with some veggies.

On days I get the combo correctly my FBG is under under 100 and I have been surprised it has been done with less protein and more carbs. So I will continue to work on this.
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DH likes mac and cheese especially with tomatoes so he might like the Chicken Spaghetti.

For some reason I've been waking up hungry at 4 am. I don't know why. I felt sick overnight from the onion blossom. Too much onion,but I will eat it again.Its so good when I'm eating it! Just not afterwards. So this morning I was hungry at 4 am. I told DH I wanted a sausage egg mcmuffin from McDonalds. He went at 8 am and got them. Therefore,I didn't weigh until after 2 cups of coffee and breakfast, so the scale was up 2 lbs to 174. I know its because of dinner last night and breakfast this morning.

We are going to the new casino today. I like the old one better but the traveling is better to this one. Whatever he wants. It also means I wont be eating dinner. We don't eat when we go to the casino. The restaurant there is very expensive and doesn't have things I like. Its not a food court so I can't sit there.

I did my vibration platform yesterday. I was reading more about it and its very interesting. It is actually used in therapy to help frail adults gain strength, which I really need. Many people with my condition need a pacemaker so if I get one I wont be able to use it. So I will avoid getting one. Or else concentrate on building up my strength before I get it.

Its getting warmer here and raining so our snow will get washed away. Just in time for more snow next week!
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It wasn't a good day at the casino but we didn't lose all our money.

Im so tired I'm going right to bed.
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