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  • trooworldtrooworld Member Posts: 2,479 Member Member Posts: 2,479 Member
    @theslightedgeforever Awesome! Well done! And the Fitbit is on the arm, too? Woo hoo! I got 50%. The walking sounds like a good plan since your knee hurts.

    Hello all. I weighed in this morning and weighed the exact same as last week which is good, I thought I would gain. My troubles with my work computer continue and it's frustrating but yesterday, I did well and didn't eat over it.

    My phrase for the year: CHANGE HAPPENS
  • TeresaW1020TeresaW1020 Member Posts: 2,538 Member Member Posts: 2,538 Member
    @theslightedgeforever It was my grandma that got me hooked on ABC soaps when I was 13 years old and living with her at the time. And yes, they were her “stories.” I totally think grandmas today are sexier than our grandmas were. One of my grandmas lived in shirtwaist dresses and an apron and my other grandma only wore jeans, chain-smoked, and cussed like a sailor. One guess who my favorite granny was! :D

    @trooworld So far, my back is doing great with the new workouts. I have learned a lot about what not to do to protect both my back and knees. I just have to remember! :grin: I’m right there with you needing to do better with my eating. I started out great and then fizzled by the end of the week.


    Good morning! Well, I managed to lose half a pound but I’m still up from my lowest weigh-in. My staff meeting went extra long yesterday and then the pastor wanted us all to go eat lunch together. So, I had more chips and cheese dip than I should have had. I didn’t eat dinner when I came home and that is the only thing that helped me with the scale this morning. I’m about to leave to go clean the church and then tomorrow morning I’m meeting another church friend to clean out some storage rooms. The pastor ordered a huge dumpster when we had to clean out from under the stairs and we are taking advantage and purging all we can purge! :grin:
  • cbabiecbabie Member Posts: 1,011 Member Member Posts: 1,011 Member
    Afternoon all, Sorry I was MIA yesterday. I have been out of my routine and get doing something and then sidetracked. I am still tracking and haven't really exercised this week. It's been windy and cloudy. I have made some better choice, but need to go to the store. (PS I only eat veggies out of the can). Yes the same ones...need to up my game. Baby girl loves veggies out of the can. :wink: She eats all my veggies out of my rice bowls. I need to learn out to make them and not buy the frozen ones. I have been letting go of the PB...only when I just can't shake it after trying to find something else...as I know I will eat until I finally eat the PB...so learning.

    @TeresaW1020 Glad you like your new workouts. Don't you love decluttering!!! how refreshing! Hope you get better sleep tonight.

    @trooworld I hate poor technology. I remember when we had to use our work computers because of security and when they were slow I just wanted to throw it..took me twice as long to do something. They finally figured out what the problem was and it would work great.. isn't it fun when you think you will gain and you don't. LOL

    @theslightedgeforever yes be patient with the knee. Mom always slept with the fan...I like QUIET...DH put earplugs in...LOL. I have to keep "listening" for baby girl. LOL

    Cbabie
  • theslightedgeforevertheslightedgeforever Member, Premium Posts: 1,583 Member Member, Premium Posts: 1,583 Member
    @gemwolf110 What good food choice did you make today?

    @trooworld At least you didn't gain. Maybe you'll see a whoosh next week. 75% for me. Yes fitbit on the arm.

    @teresaw1020 Yaaay on your half lb loss. When I was reading about your grandmas I thought ooh that last one sounds fun. Then read your comment. lol I wish I was able to spend more time with mine. I could have learned alot from them.

    @cbabie Sounds like you are making progress on your eating habits. It's a process.


    My son called and was going to bring home Subway and I said I'm not making that mistake again as you think it's healthier eating until you track it. lol He said you can get a salad you know. That's right. I forgot. So I did and was pleased with my choice. Every little bit counts.

    Green Day- Stayed OP
    Exercise-Rest Day

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  • trooworldtrooworld Member Posts: 2,479 Member Member Posts: 2,479 Member
    @TeresaW1020 That's great! I'm glad you are trying to take care of your back and knees. Let's get back on track this week! I hope the purge went well.

    @cbabie I'm glad you are tracking. LOL...the only kind of veggies I will NOT eat is in the can! I don't like the texture of them. I hate poor technology, too. I want to throw this computer out the window for sure! Yes, I love it when I think I'm going to gain and it doesn't happen.

    @theslightedgeforever I hope so! I got 100% yesterday. Fitbit on your arm--- good! I don't eat at Subway anymore but when I did, I never tried a salad. I should have. That's a great idea.

    Hello all. I'm excited for today: tonight, we are going to go have dinner at a RESTAURANT! Now, mind you, we insist on sitting in their outdoor seating area, but still, sitting down at a restaurant is something we haven't done for over a year! It's by the ocean and a lagoon, so hopefully, we'll have a nice view. My husband is still very nervous about eating in a restaurant despite both of us being fully vaccinated, he's worried about the variants. I'm not worried and I wish I could make him relax about it but I don't think there is anything I can say to ease his mind: the variants are real and they are in our city.

    My phrase for the year: CHANGE HAPPENS
  • TeresaW1020TeresaW1020 Member Posts: 2,538 Member Member Posts: 2,538 Member
    @cbabie Have you tried just getting the peanut butter out of your house? As you know I had to finally do that because I just couldn’t moderate it. I think the only veggies I ever buy in a can are corn, but now I don’t even eat that. Cooking fresh is so better in my opinion. :)

    @theslightedgeforever, I like Subway salads and now they have protein bowls that have twice the meat than salads and those are great for low carb eating! I also wish I would have had my grandma around longer than I did. :/

    @trooworld That is so wonderful that you feel comfortable enough to go to a restaurant and eat outside. By the ocean and a lagoon sounds amazing! What will your order? I also hope your husband can relax about the variants. I consider those to be part of life. We take risks every single day in a zillion different ways. I mean you drive on the California highways!! :grin:


    Good morning! Well, I’m sitting here with a freaking cold! I started feeling sick last evening and my throat started hurting. My night was pretty miserable, and I had to cancel the church clean-out for today and teaching the kids tomorrow at church. So, I’m on meds and plan to take it super easy this week and get over this stupid thing. I have such a busy week coming up with hair and eye appointments, new countertops being installed, and an anniversary dinner on Tuesday with my sweet DH. So, ugghhhhh!! :#
  • cbabiecbabie Member Posts: 1,011 Member Member Posts: 1,011 Member
    Morning all, I did terrible yesterday. I tracked and was over on calories...but I had PB and Ice cream. I haven't done that in a long time and it didn't even taste good...so I think I am over that! YES. I haven't exercised all week, due to some things going on in my life, but I am still tracking..so I feel like I am still going in the right direction.

    @TeresaW1020 I am so sorry you are sick. I pray for a fast recovery and you get to enjoy that anniversary dinner with DH!!! I can't get the PB out, baby girls likes it by the spoon and she needs the fat and protein. LOL I have decided I have to look at it like bread..eat 1/2 serving and choose when it's worth it. LOL

    @trooworld Your dinner place sounds so relaxing..I hope DH relaxes and enjoys.. Maybe someday I will be a good veggie cook..LOL. I grew up on canned veggies..MY mom was NOT a cook..

    @theslightedgeforever glad he called and told you what he was doing and just didn't bring you a sandwich home. LOL. Glad you liked what you got, now you know you can still go out for "fast food" and they can eat what they like and you have good choices still you can make.

    Cbabie
  • theslightedgeforevertheslightedgeforever Member, Premium Posts: 1,583 Member Member, Premium Posts: 1,583 Member
    @trooworld 50% You can ask for any Subway sandwich to be turned into a salad. Enjoy your outing. Something we all took for granted before. How's the exercise?

    @teresaw1020 I think the only veggie I eat in a can now is pumpkin. :D Of course that is for my baking. I do cook fresh pumpkin from time to time. Yes, the variants are scary but then you are right. We can get hit with anything. I hope you feel better. I'd like to get to the place where when someone says I've got a cold my mind doesn't immediately go to corona.

    @cbabie Can you do some kind of movement for 10 min? Moving is a good way to get rid of the stress in your life. Sitting and stewing seems to have the opposite effect. Having said that, I only did 17 min yesterday but hey, it was 17 min. My legs were hurting something bad and I just felt yucky. I had said to myself, can I just go walk 15 min. That's all I need to do. Pretty much all I did too. Poor planning on my part today so no exercise for me. So my normal rest day on sunday will be filled with some movement. My mom wasn't a cook either but I'm learning to cook veggies. I admit it's not the first thing I reach for but cauliflower rice is becoming a staple. I like brocolli soup. About the only way I will eat broccoli. I'm trying to find a good recipe for brussel sprouts to make them taste good to me. My goal is to eat cruciferous veggies daily. I do like stuffed cabbage but hate the time it takes to roll those up.


    Yellow- Went over by 5 ugh
    Exercise- 17 min walk
  • gemwolf110gemwolf110 Member Posts: 165 Member Member Posts: 165 Member
    @gemwolf110 What good food choice did you make today?

    @trooworld At least you didn't gain. Maybe you'll see a whoosh next week. 75% for me. Yes fitbit on the arm.

    @teresaw1020 Yaaay on your half lb loss. When I was reading about your grandmas I thought ooh that last one sounds fun. Then read your comment. lol I wish I was able to spend more time with mine. I could have learned alot from them.

    @cbabie Sounds like you are making progress on your eating habits. It's a process.


    My son called and was going to bring home Subway and I said I'm not making that mistake again as you think it's healthier eating until you track it. lol He said you can get a salad you know. That's right. I forgot. So I did and was pleased with my choice. Every little bit counts.

    Green Day- Stayed OP
    Exercise-Rest Day

    I really need to start tracking again :/ Friday wasn’t a good food day for snacking. Finished up the Easter candy finally. Actually this week has been stress eating. Kiara my bichon started limping so brought her to vets. They have to do X-rays but she needs to be sedated to get the X-rays they need of her back legs and hips. Hoping it doesn’t require surgery she is going to be 11 next month. Then my husky, Nasha, I brought in for her tip of tail. She had this bump/scab thing at the end that they don’t know what it is. So same day as Kiaras X-ray she’s going in to to have the tip looked at closer. And then work is a whole other animal.
    I did good for meals on Friday I had eggs in morning, chicken for lunch and dinner. Saturday was better. Today will do my best. It’s my mom’s wedding day. It’s very low key.
  • trooworldtrooworld Member Posts: 2,479 Member Member Posts: 2,479 Member
    @TeresaW1020 It was nice! It was sort of a fancier restaurant but we just ordered cheeseburgers with fries and an appetizer of fried calamari. My hubby was able to relax when he saw that the restaurant wasn't busy and we were truly outside. You are right, we survive the CA highways, we can survive a few bugs lol! That stinks that you are sick. I hope you feel better soon! <3

    @cbabie What do you think is tripping you up? You do sound like you are making progress. I grew up on canned veggies, too, so there is hope lol!

    @theslightedgeforever 50% too. The exercise stinks. I only exercised one day this week. I am getting more exercise today.

    @gemwolf110 I can empathize with you on the vet visits. I've had enough of those within the past 2 weeks to last a lifetime. I hope that Kiara is okay and doesn't require surgery.

    Hi all. Well, we had a great time last night. We weren't seated where we could see the ocean but we could see the lagoon. We were in the mood for cheeseburgers so that is what we ate. The burgers were just okay, I wouldn't order those again. The restaurant wasn't that crowded I think because it is restaurant week here and this particular restaurant wasn't participating in it. Restaurant week, a lot of restaurants have special menus with discounts. I had a raspberry mojito with my meal and we ordered an appetizer of fried calamari. Afterward, we went to one of our favorite indie coffee shops and got a coffee. It felt really good to be out and about. This morning, we are going to one of the most popular farmer's markets in the city. It should be fun.

    My phrase for the year: CHANGE HAPPENS
  • TeresaW1020TeresaW1020 Member Posts: 2,538 Member Member Posts: 2,538 Member
    @cbabie Are you brand specifi for your PB? I only have a problem with Jiff so that is what was banished from the house. DH and the dog are perfectly happy with the cheapest brand on the shelf so they each have a jar for them and I just have no desire for it. Is that something that might work for you? If not then you do just need to treat it like other foods and make sure to track it all before you even eat it. :)

    @theslightedgeforever You just reminded me that I have a can of pumpkin that I need to do something with. Maybe some pumpkin Chaffles! I agree that it would be nice to not immediately think of Covid. I kept paying real close attention to my tastebuds but so far those are in fine working order. :grin:

    @trooworld I’m glad that your DH was able to relax and that you had a nice time. Bummer that the burgers weren’t better tasting. I LOVE fried calamari!! My first meal with DH was at a small Italian restaurant and he ordered calamari. I was so scared to try them but didn’t want to say anything to him. It was love at first bite! :grin:


    Hello! So, I had a text this morning that my hairstylist’s grandma just passed away so I will not be getting my hair done today. With my lingering cold, it’s probably for the best. I’m sure going to get my money’s worth once I do get these grey roots of mine covered up! :# I had a super lazy weekend with cold meds pumping into my system and trying to finish this super hard puzzle. It should be finished today, and I can’t wait!! The new countertops are happening this Wednesday and Thursday, so I need to plan out our meals and get the kitchen ready. I’m super excited but nervous about my cabinets and backsplash getting damaged. Just hoping for the best!
  • trooworldtrooworld Member Posts: 2,479 Member Member Posts: 2,479 Member
    @TeresaW1020 Yes, me too. And it was a bummer that the burgers weren't good. The calamari was good, though! I love it, too. That's cute about your first meal with your DH. How's your cold today? I hope better. I hope the countertop installation goes well.

    Hello all. I did not do well with water yesterday, it's a struggle when I am at work to drink water because I have to have my mask on all day and I don't feel like taking it off to drink water. @theslightedgeforever, I think I got 15%. I need to do better.

    My phrase for the year: CHANGE HAPPENS
  • cbabiecbabie Member Posts: 1,011 Member Member Posts: 1,011 Member
    Morning all, I will start by saying yesterday was terrible for my food, I ate way more than I should have. I didn't walk as planned, but the good news is I lost 2.4 lbs this past week. I just have to stay focused and keep tracking. It keeps me accountable to me.

    @trooworld I am glad there is hope for me to learn to cook veggies. LOL. I am sorry your dinner wasn't the best, but glad you guys enjoyed being "out". What trips me up is all the drama in my life, but I am learning to do better with it...Let God..

    @TeresaW1020 Yes JIF is my brand and I buy it at Sam's 2 huge containers...I was going through so much of it I had to order 4 each month...this last month I didn't order it at all and still have 2 unopened jars and 1 just opened..So I am doing way better. When I was a kid, my (BF now SIL) used to get the gov't food and the cans of PB were my favorite!!!! LOL I glad you took care of you this weekend, how fun for new countertops. I need them, but (NOT YET!!) as my baby girl says... I have OLD 90's laminate butcher block...LOL

    @theslightedgeforever (you are moms child if you like cooked cabbage...) UGH. Yes I can learn too and yes I need to move. You know that was really not my issue. I love to walk on my treadmill, but making time is the issue and I need to work on that. Glad you moved, but make sure not to over do...legs need to heal.

    Cbabie
  • trooworldtrooworld Member Posts: 2,479 Member Member Posts: 2,479 Member
    @cbabie Congrats on the loss! That's a great loss. You know what you need to do, I know you will give it a good effort this week. Yes, we had fun "out". I hope we go "out" again soon! I'm glad you are learning to do better with the drama. That can be very stressful.

    Okay, it's been 4 days and no @theslightedgeforever. I'm officially sending out the hounds!!! Where are you, lady???

    Hello all. I started the morning today with a 25 oz glass of water which is something I never do. I usually go straight for coffee. I got some of that, too though.

    My phrase for the year: CHANGE HAPPENS
  • TeresaW1020TeresaW1020 Member Posts: 2,538 Member Member Posts: 2,538 Member
    @trooworld Good job on starting your morning with water and then going to coffee. I always drink two glasses of water first thing in the morning before leaving the bathroom. Then of course I get my coffee! :grin:

    @cbabie Congrats on the 2.4 lb. loss this week! that is great even with you eating more than you had planned to. Yeah, I can’t have Jiff peanut butter in the house or I will eat it all. If you can moderate then that is great! I’m hoping that someday I will be able to bring it back into my life. :)


    Hello everyone! I went to see the contact specialist this morning and she gave me multi-focus to try out. The good news is that I see great far away, but now I can’t read anything up close. I tried to read my Bible study book and had to go take them out. She said I could wear readers but why would I want to do that. She also said that we can try other options, so I will call her on Monday. My cold is much better and I was able to do a decent workout. My weight is down so I’m hoping for a good weigh-in on Friday. :)
  • RetiredAndLovingItRetiredAndLovingIt Member Posts: 930 Member Member Posts: 930 Member
    Hi all..crazy spring weather here. We have had 70's and then snow the last few mornings. It hasn't stayed past noon, tho, so that is good!

    @TeresaW1020 I'm glad your cold is better & congrats for getting a good workout in. Hope you have a good weigh-in on Friday, too. Good luck with the contacts..I have tried different strengths in each eye, didn't work, I wonder if they got my dominant eye mixed up. Then I tried the multi-focal & they were so thin that I could not get them in my eye. Finally gave up & wear my glasses. Of course, this was when I was working, so might be able to tolerate them better now. Dd (44) is upset that she needs glasses now. Yup, that is around the age I started needing them, lol.

    @Trooworld Glad you enjoyed your evening out. We finally ate in a restaurant when we were in OK. Felt strange. Great job with the morning water. I am like Teresa, I drink 16oz pretty much as soon as I get up.

    @cbabie Great loss! Just keep trying. Glad you are able to control the stress some. I have been more eating peanut butter lately, but only a weighed tbsp at a time on toast.

    I started the elimination diet last week & I am starving. One of my things to watch is garlic & OMG it is in everything!! Thought this would be a good time to try plant based, but it is so frustrating avoiding so much, that I decided I didn't need any more stress. Trying to read labels & can't believe all the ingredients that you would never expect in things! Finally today, I think I can say my cough might be a little less, so hopefully I can figure something out.

    My SIL went back to work on Monday. Still gets pretty worn out, good thing he has a desk job. No one else seemed to get it either, which was good.

  • trooworldtrooworld Member Posts: 2,479 Member Member Posts: 2,479 Member
    @TeresaW1020 I did it because of the challenge in the other group! :) I have a big glass with me again today but I reached for the coffee before the water lol! That stinks about the contacts. I hope they can figure something else out. Good to hear that your cold is better. Congrats on the loss.

    @RetiredAndLovingIt That is crazy weather! It felt strange for us to eat out, too. That's great you drink water first thing in the morning. I think it's a good habit. I would hate having to give up garlic! I love the stuff. ;) I hope you can figure it out. That's good your SIL is back to work.

    Hi all. I feel like the Stay-Puff Marshmallow Man today: I've been eating salty foods and not drinking enough water and it's showing. Even my eyes are puffy this morning and they are NEVER puffy. I hope I can get this out of my system by tomorrow's weigh-in. I know some of it is a likely gain but not all of it. I fixed my work computer myself (I think): I was so frustrated and couldn't do anything so finally I tried Windows Network Diagnostics and it found a problem and fixed it (usually those wizards don't find anything at all lol). Hopefully, today will be a productive day.

    My phrase for the year: CHANGE HAPPENS
  • cbabiecbabie Member Posts: 1,011 Member Member Posts: 1,011 Member
    Afternoon all, I went for a walk yesterday with baby girl, stayed within my goals yesterday and tracked all. I am not sure how today goes, but it's not over yet. LOL

    @trooworld Good for you for fixing your computer. I can't hear the Stay-Puff Marshmallow Man with out seeing/hearing Ghost busters...LOL. I am sure if you drink enough today with your challenge you will see a difference.

    @TeresaW1020 Yea I had the same issue with my contacts...I tried for over a year to just deal...but glasses it is. I hope you find the right mix. Yea on getting back to your workouts.

    @RetiredAndLovingIt I can't measure PB...I hate the mess. So I Guessimate. Hence I really now only eat it when the craving just wont stop. That has become less frequent for me. I have cut several things out of my life, but always let them come back in...but I am trying to learn sometimes I can't do moderation...only remove. Glad SIL is back at work.

    Cbabie
  • theslightedgeforevertheslightedgeforever Member, Premium Posts: 1,583 Member Member, Premium Posts: 1,583 Member
    I just took some me time but now I'm back.

    @teresaw1020 Glad you are feeling better so you could do a good workout. As slow I as I drink liquids, if I started with two glasses of water it would be lunch time before I could get my tea in. My hubby was going to get Lasix but then they told him he would have to wear readers and he was the same way as you. Why would he want to do that. He's on his phone and computer on the time so he is always wearing his readers with his contacts. I need my glasses for distance so I really only use them to watch TV before I sleep. The rest f the time my readers are on off on off.

    @retiredandlovingit So why are you doing the elimination diet? I forgot. I bet you enjoyed your restaurant in OK. Yes the weather is weird.

    @trooworld I got 75% So how is the bloating. Good news it's only temporary.

    @cbabie Yes you can measure the PB. You have a cute little orange container that is 2 T. So fill up half and that is 1 T. Fill it up 3/4 and that's 1.5 T. Easy peasy. Then just spread that onto your bread. Would you rather have a little container to wash up or fat thighs and diabetes? Don't you wish I would have stayed gone?


    Yellow-Over by 17 gm.
    Exercise-did not exercise
  • TeresaW1020TeresaW1020 Member Posts: 2,538 Member Member Posts: 2,538 Member
    @RetiredAndLovingIt One of my good friends did an elimination diet and it does take a real commitment to change so much of the way you eat. I hope that it works for you and that you find out what is causing you problems. Glad your SIL is better? Did she get the shot? My mom said she heard a report that people who had Covid and get the shot that their lingering symptoms often improve. That is good news for lots of people! :)

    @trooworld My fingers are crossed that you got the puffiness under control. You gotta drink that water, girl! Yay to hopefully fixing your computer. Mine still keeps freezing up every once in a while when I’m typing. It’s soooo annoying! :s

    @cbabie I hope I can find the right contacts for me too! I love wearing them but not if I can’t see. Good job staying with your goals! :)

    @theslightedgeforever Glad your back! Yeah, I don’t know what I’m going to do with my eyes. I’m not giving up yet, but I am feeling frustrated. I bought a pair of readers but I’m really not a fan of having to take them off and on. I did it last night at Bible study and found it so annoying! Such is life! :/


    Good morning! The counters are in and I’m in love!! <3 Pics below! It makes the kitchen look so much bigger. We are waiting now for the plumber to come to hook our water back up and install the new faucet, then that project will be done. Today, DH and I are going to clean our screened porch of all its yellow pollen. Next week we will go buy new flowers and then it will be pretty again, and we can enjoy sitting out there. I lost 1.3 lbs this week which made me happy. :)


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