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  • trooworld
    trooworld Posts: 3,069 Member
    @cbabie How are you doing that? Just trying to make healthier choices? Thanks, yeah, migraines for almost two weeks now. 55 is cold to me, too lol. What is RSD? I'm glad you found some relief. Yeah, the combination of Naproxen and Imitrex helps most of the time for me.

    @TeresaW1020 That is a good incentive to behave! Woot woot! You are going to have so much fun, I know it. You ARE a planner, aren't you? :) LOL about your hubby. ;)

    Hello all. Well, I decided to stretch yesterday morning instead of work out since I already had the beginnings of a migraine to start with. I did take migraine medicine and that helped. After work, I wanted to work out since my migraine was gone. I didn't think I could take another dose of my migraine medication (I could have taken the Naproxen but I don't know about the Imitrex, I need to look into that) so I took the Naproxen and tried to work out but BAM! the beginnings of a migraine 8 minutes into it and I had to stop. :( I will try again this morning.

    My phrase for the year: CHANGE HAPPENS
  • renaegry
    renaegry Posts: 1,209 Member
    Well I said I was going to check in daily and I didn’t. But only missed 16 posts. lol. Need to get on every evening. Just seem so tired with getting up at 4:45 to get my son off to football.

    Well today I need to restart and kickstart. Up a few pounds. Need to get a little more serious if I want to see any progress. Got a few days left of moving landscaping rock around the yard (which I am
    Using for my workouts) then will get back on track there as well.

    Today’s plan is moving more rock this morning and then book work for the afternoon. And to stay within calorie and points.

    Hope everyone is doing well.
  • theslightedgeforever
    theslightedgeforever Posts: 1,715 Member
    edited October 13
    @trooworld I was asking about the combination of migraines and exercise. You had said you took your migraine meds before exercising and it worked, no migraine. So I thought somehow it was related.

    @cbabie I do think the mindset about food is the most important. I like Naproxen too but I have to be careful with it since it increases my risk for heart attack and stroke. Gotta love those genes. I have learned through the years that I am also a "texture" eater. Absolutely no crunchy pb but love the creamy kind. Yes, I know, probably doesn't matter for you. :D

    @teresaw1020 Enjoy your trip it's almost here. Indulge but don't dig yourself a deep hole to have to crawl back out of. I had to double pack on my latest trip because I was going from Boston to Houston and one was having fall and the other one summer weather. While at the same time leave room for all the things I might buy. I didn't know I would be going to TJ Maxx in every state. I brought an addict with us on the trip. She went home with an extra suitcase. lol

    I didn't get on here yesterday since I had my second shingles shot. Flu-like symptoms and a sore arm. Thus no exercise. Won't be any today either.

    The good news is that I finally weighed myself after one month and I lost 0.2 lbs. :still dancing: With what my travel companions gained, I was expecting maybe a 5-7 lb gain. Hoping for maybe a 2-3. I stepped on twice this morning thinking I didn't see it right. My plan worked I guess. I left 1/4-1/2 on my plate. Made it to the gym at the hotel on the day we did a lot of driving and not moving. Didn't eat food because it was there. Sometimes my companions would order something like maple donuts and while I tried one, it's not like eating a Boston Cream. So I waited until I found things I truly wanted. (I did find 3 Boston Cream donuts ;) in TX lol ) I did buy some homemade fudge and kept it for almost 2 weeks, just taking pinches of it for the taste here and there. I finally threw away the last 3 pieces of it when I traveled home from Houston. My thought process at the time was I have gained so much weight that I'm going to really have to tighten up the ship drastically when I get home. My thought this morning after the weigh in was You don't have to be as drastic as you thought. That's a negative thought too. So I'm going to be somewhere in the middle and just follow my plan for the day. Start eating when I'm hungry and stop when I am starting to feel full. I can get more food later if I need it.

    153/164 Yellow
    No exercise
    33% water
  • gemwolf110
    gemwolf110 Posts: 449 Member
    Hi all. This week has been rough. Having some maintenance issues that family couldn’t fix so have to bring in the clothes professionals. Pray that it’s an easy and inexpensive fix 🙏🏻
  • trooworld
    trooworld Posts: 3,069 Member
    @renaegry Moving rocks sounds like a great exercise.

    @theslightedgeforever Oh. Yes, it is sort of related but I am vulnerable to them especially right now due to the weather. But the exertion further triggers them. I hope you feel better soon from the shingles shot. I remember it hit me pretty good too. That's a win to be traveling and still show a loss! You have the strongest willpower/determination. I love your thought process.

    @gemwolf110 I hope your week goes better.

    Hi all. I was able to work out yesterday morning and I just took my medication to work out again this morning. I love the Tonal, it shows me the right way to do exercises and can tell if I need to adjust my form (it has cameras that check your form). I love that it has "gamified" fitness: I am currently 15,424 on the leaderboard out of 27,301 people using the Tonal. I look forward to climbing the leaderboard and increasing my strength score which is currently at 151.

    My phrase for the year: CHANGE HAPPENS
  • renaegry
    renaegry Posts: 1,209 Member
    @trooworld over 18k steps, 211 active minutes and over 3200 cals burned yesterday. Great workout. Arms and back are very achy today

    Son has a football this afternoon. It’s 4C and has been raining since yesterday so it isn’t going to be a nice day. lol

  • gemwolf110
    gemwolf110 Posts: 449 Member
    edited October 14
    Thank the good lord that it was just a huge clog in the drain pipe. Nothing major. 😮‍💨
  • TeresaW1020
    TeresaW1020 Posts: 2,905 Member
    @theslightedgeforever HaHa, I browed an extra-large suitcase to go with my other luggage. Hubby wanted to know what I needed it and I was like, “Babe…shopping…duh!!” Plus, I gotta take my fan and pillow along too. :D Yeah, that Shingle shot is no joke. My doctor wants me to get it, but I haven’t figured out when I want to feel like crap. Congrats on your weight loss!! With all the traveling you have been doing you need to be extremely proud of yourself. And yes, you can always get more food. That is how I plan to handle our trip this week too. Eat great food but don’t get overly stuffed because I can always go get some more great food. And wine!!! :grin:

    @trooworld, I am so happy that you love the Tonal. That kind of help and fun competition will only help you stick to your workouts. Now to get those migraines under control! :/

    @gemwolf110 I’m glad that your issue was easily fixed! :)


    Hi everyone! Today, I woke up to a new all-time low on the scale. 174.4 lbs. which means I met my goal to get under 175 before vacation. Tonight, I have a ladies Bible study dinner, but I don’t plan to go too crazy and I did pretty well today knowing I would be eating cake tonight! :grin: My mom, decided that I needed to open the Ninja Food Grill/Air Fryer that she bought me for Christmas. I made hamburgers on the grill part yesterday and it was very easy and tasty. I can’t wait to make something in the air fryer next. Soooo trooworld get those recipes ready!! :grin:
  • theslightedgeforever
    theslightedgeforever Posts: 1,715 Member
    @renaegry 4:45 is early. I'm debating myself when I finally return home to get up really early like that and exercise/journal and take a nap later in the day or just sleep later. I like the alone time. Wow you had a great workout.

    @gemwolf110 What healthy habit did you do today? Good news that it was not a major problem.

    @trooworld I always laugh when someone says I've got lots of willpower. I always think if I had it, I wouldn't be fat. I always do much better out than at home. Maybe I just need to never go home. :D I ate 3 cups of triple mix popcorn today (what were you saying? ) Woohoo on your workout. I'm glad you think it's fun. Makes you want to do it more

    @teresaw1020 You did it. You did it. Congrats on reaching your under 175 goal. I bet that feels great. My daughter bought a new airfryer but never used. Guess who keeps using it.......


    Well, I feel much better now. Although my fitbit recorded my SpO2 levels at 92% last night. So I guess I will watch that. I have reactive airway disease and it got triggered when I was in Houston. So I've been using my inhaler. I bought a little "breather" thing from Amazon that's supposed to help build my breathing muscles. My son who's an SLP said he would use it when he worked in the skilled nursing facilities. It's supposed to lower blood pressure too which is one of the reasons I bought it. Hopefully it will distribute more oxygen around so I'll be less tired, more alert, etc.



    167/164 Yellow
    No Exercise
    33% water
  • gemwolf110
    gemwolf110 Posts: 449 Member
    @renaegry 4:45 is early. I'm debating myself when I finally return home to get up really early like that and exercise/journal and take a nap later in the day or just sleep later. I like the alone time. Wow you had a great workout.

    @gemwolf110 What healthy habit did you do today? Good news that it was not a major problem.

    @trooworld I always laugh when someone says I've got lots of willpower. I always think if I had it, I wouldn't be fat. I always do much better out than at home. Maybe I just need to never go home. :D I ate 3 cups of triple mix popcorn today (what were you saying? ) Woohoo on your workout. I'm glad you think it's fun. Makes you want to do it more

    @teresaw1020 You did it. You did it. Congrats on reaching your under 175 goal. I bet that feels great. My daughter bought a new airfryer but never used. Guess who keeps using it.......


    Well, I feel much better now. Although my fitbit recorded my SpO2 levels at 92% last night. So I guess I will watch that. I have reactive airway disease and it got triggered when I was in Houston. So I've been using my inhaler. I bought a little "breather" thing from Amazon that's supposed to help build my breathing muscles. My son who's an SLP said he would use it when he worked in the skilled nursing facilities. It's supposed to lower blood pressure too which is one of the reasons I bought it. Hopefully it will distribute more oxygen around so I'll be less tired, more alert, etc.



    167/164 Yellow
    No Exercise
    33% water

    Hopefully you get back to normal levels. Nothing scarier than having breathing difficulties.

    I went to Zumba at the gym. First time in a gym since covid started. Was good to be back.
  • trooworld
    trooworld Posts: 3,069 Member
    @renaegry Dang girl! That's awesome. :)

    @TeresaW1020 Yes ma'am! CONGRATULATIONS on making your goal! Woot woot!!! I'm glad you opened the Ninja. ;) Here are some air fryer recipes for ya (if it calls for breadcrumbs, maybe you could use pork rinds ground up in the food processor?). I've got tons more that are higher in carbs so if you want something specific, let me know:
    5 STAR RECIPES ---
    Perfect Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts - https://www.glueandglitter.com/air-fryer-brussels-sprouts-oil-free/
    How To Make Bacon In The Air Fryer (I'll never make bacon any other way now!) - https://www.adventuresofanurse.com/make-bacon-air-fryer/
    Best Ever Air Fryer Hot Dog (in case you want a hot dog) - https://copykat.com/air-fryer-hot-dogs/
    Best [email protected] Air Fryer Pork Tenderloin - https://recipeteacher.com/best-damn-air-fryer-pork-tenderloin/
    Best [email protected] Air Fryer Pork Chops - https://recipeteacher.com/best-damn-air-fryer-pork-chops/
    Best [email protected] Air Fryer Parmesan Garlic Pork Chops - https://recipeteacher.com/best-damn-air-fryer-parmesan-garlic-pork-chops/
    Air Fryer Parmesan Ranch Brussels Sprouts - https://recipeteacher.com/air-fryer-parmesan-ranch-brussels-sprouts/
    Air Fryer Mozzarella Sticks - https://www.jocooks.com/recipes/air-fryer-mozzarella-sticks/
    Air Fryer Fish - https://littlesunnykitchen.com/air-fryer-fish/
    Air Fryer Chipotle Chicken Breast - https://recipeteacher.com/air-fryer-chipotle-chicken-breast/
    Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas - https://littlesunnykitchen.com/air-fryer-chicken-fajitas/
    Air Fryer BBQ Chicken - https://airfried.com/air-fryer-bbq-chicken/
    HAVEN'T TRIED BUT LOOK GOOD ---
    Air Fryer Parmesan Crusted Chicken - https://www.adventuresofanurse.com/air-fryer-parmesan-crusted-chicken/
    Air Fryer Onion Rings - https://platedcravings.com/air-fryer-onion-rings/
    Air Fryer Meatballs - https://airfried.com/air-fryer-meatballs/
    Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Wings - https://airfried.com/air-fryer-frozen-chicken-wings/
    Air Fryer Fried Chicken - https://www.jocooks.com/recipes/air-fryer-fried-chicken/
    Air Fryer Coffee & Spice Ribeye - https://thefoodieeats.com/air-fryer-steak/
    Air Fryer Chicken Bacon Ranch Poppers - https://www.adventuresofanurse.com/air-fryer-chicken-bacon-ranch-poppers/
    Air Fryer Butternut Squash - https://airfried.com/air-fryer-butternut-squash/
    Keto Air fryer Korean Chicken Wings | Gochujang Chicken Wings - https://twosleevers.com/keto-airfyer-chicken-wings-gochujang/
    How to make Steak in the Air Fryer - https://www.adventuresofanurse.com/how-to-make-steak-in-the-air-fryer/
    Easy Low-Carb Air Fryer Asparagus with Lemon and Parmesan - https://kalynskitchen.com/grilled-asparagus-with-double-lemon-and/
    Easy Air Fryer Turkey Breast - https://www.staysnatched.com/air-fryer-turkey-breast/
    Best [email protected] Air Fryer Salmon - https://recipeteacher.com/best-damn-air-fryer-salmon/
    Air Fryer Sweet Potato Chips Recipe by Tasty - https://tasty.co/recipe/air-fryer-sweet-potato-chips
    Air Fryer Smoked Sausage and Vegetables - https://airfried.com/air-fryer-smoked-sausage-with-vegetables/
    Air Fryer Scrambled Eggs (Ninja Foodi) - https://www.recipesthatcrock.com/air-fryer-scrambled-eggs-ninja-foodi/


    @theslightedgeforever LOL! You can get an RV or a van and live out of it, traveling the country! :D I'm glad you are feeling better, I didn't catch on that you weren't feeling well.

    @gemwolf110 Yay for going to Zumba!

    Hi all. I ended up doing a stretching/recovery workout yesterday morning because my head was already hurting even after taking medication. Today, I did a workout. The Tonal app just congratulated me on doing 10 workouts on the Tonal (that includes stretching/recovery workouts). I feel good.

    My phrase for the year: CHANGE HAPPENS
  • cbabie
    cbabie Posts: 1,116 Member
    Morning all, I didn't realize I didn't get on here...DH came home Wed and I am just wondering if I will be able to get back into a routine now..LOL. I have been journaling how many carbs and fat I have been eating, just to see where I can tweak and what I can live with and live without ( for that day) LOL I have determined with I don't eat PB at all, I CRAVE too many other things...so it's like ice cream with me...I know I am going to eat it so plan for it.. I got a very SHORT bike ride in yesterday...DH was home to watch baby..she just won't go, I think she got scared of cars and now won't go..

    @TeresaW1020 Congrats on the WI before vacation..now go enjoy your vacation!! LOL

    @trooworld I laughed out loud when I saw your post...air fryer recipes. Ask and you shall receive. You are too funny and I am so glad you are enjoying your Tonal!!! Congrats.

    @theslightedgeforever I had to laugh when I read you were thinking about getting up early to journal/exercise...you are NOT a morning person.. I hope you do though I really enjoy my time in the mornings...it's the ONLY me time I get.

    @gemwolf110 Glad you got to do Zumba at the gym...

    Cbabie
  • TeresaW1020
    TeresaW1020 Posts: 2,905 Member
    @theslightedegforever Thank you, I’m really happy to have made this milestone! I’ve used the air fryer twice and wonder what has taken me so long to get on the bandwagon. :grin: Can you share what that breathing device was that you talked about? My pastor’s doctor told him this week that his lungs aren’t getting enough oxygen and that he needs to work on his breathing. He is even thinking of trying yoga and he is anti-yoga.

    @trooworld Thank you soooo much for all the recipes! I copied them all and put them in a Word.doc and will start looking them all over. I’m pretty sure I want to make everything! :D Wow, I really hope your headaches calm down soon. How nice to be congratulated by your workout equipment. My Beachbody on Demand never does that! :D

    @cbabie That is a shame that baby girl won’t go with you anymore. She might just be going through a phase. Cravings are such a hard thing to overcome. I ate sugar last night at Bible study with the ladies and I’ve been fighting the cravings all day for more. Fortunately, I didn’t bring any of the stuff home with me last night. ;)


    Hello! I went and had my hair cut and colored today. She cut it very short in the back. I think I love it! While I was there my pastor called to tell me that his daughter-in-law lost her baby this morning. She was almost 2 months pregnant. :'( This on top of his dad just dying is just heartbreaking for the whole family. Plus, my pastor is having issues with his heart again that is probably from stress, but it has us all really worried. :/ In other news, I used my air fryer to make pork chops and they were super tasty. I’m looking forward to all kind of yummy cooking coming from that little machine.
  • trooworld
    trooworld Posts: 3,069 Member
    @cbabie I hope you can get back to your routine, I always do better with routines. That's a good idea to plan for the PB. That's too bad baby girl is afraid now. Yes, I certainly have a lot of recipes lol!

    @TeresaW1020 You are most welcome! LOL Yeah, these headaches are no joke. I had to take medicine in the middle of the night because I knew I would wake up with a migraine, I could feel it. It was nice to be congratulated by the Tonal! LOL I'm glad you like your hair. That's too bad about your pastor's daughter-in-law, that must have been heartbreaking. Wow, your pastor has had a lot of heartaches. It does sound like he has a lot of stress. I'm glad you liked your air fryer already! :)

    Hi all. I'm so excited to tell you that I lost 6.6 lbs this week! I haven't lost anything in months and then this. It's just the morale boost that I needed. In other news, I am submitting three art pieces in a show today. I hope they get chosen. Also, here is a screenshot of my recipe database: I have this many recipes!!! So if you need any, let me know, I probably have something for you LOL.

    My phrase for the year: CHANGE HAPPENS

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  • gemwolf110
    gemwolf110 Posts: 449 Member
    trooworld wrote: »
    @cbabie I hope you can get back to your routine, I always do better with routines. That's a good idea to plan for the PB. That's too bad baby girl is afraid now. Yes, I certainly have a lot of recipes lol!

    @TeresaW1020 You are most welcome! LOL Yeah, these headaches are no joke. I had to take medicine in the middle of the night because I knew I would wake up with a migraine, I could feel it. It was nice to be congratulated by the Tonal! LOL I'm glad you like your hair. That's too bad about your pastor's daughter-in-law, that must have been heartbreaking. Wow, your pastor has had a lot of heartaches. It does sound like he has a lot of stress. I'm glad you liked your air fryer already! :)

    Hi all. I'm so excited to tell you that I lost 6.6 lbs this week! I haven't lost anything in months and then this. It's just the morale boost that I needed. In other news, I am submitting three art pieces in a show today. I hope they get chosen. Also, here is a screenshot of my recipe database: I have this many recipes!!! So if you need any, let me know, I probably have something for you LOL.

    My phrase for the year: CHANGE HAPPENS

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    That’s amazing!!!! Great news all around! That’s a lot of recipes. Definitely will be going to you for new recipes to try.
  • renaegry
    renaegry Posts: 1,209 Member
    Morning all. Finally got my yard work done. My hubby figures in the whole landscaping I have probably move close to 30T of rock and dust. Now starting today is time to set a workout exercise schedule. I have no problem getting on my treadmill (I watch Netflix while I on it) but need to commit to doing strength workouts using the app.

    Congrats to all on the weight loss. Hopefully I can join you next week. lol
  • trooworld
    trooworld Posts: 3,069 Member
    @gemwolf110 Thanks! Have a good Sunday.

    @renaegry Wow, congrats on getting it done!

    Hi all. I went for a 1 1/4 hr walk yesterday morning with my husband before I went to get groceries. I was pooped when I got back but I had to rush to take my art. I won't know for a few days if it got accepted. I think I will do a workout this morning instead of going for a walk. The only other thing I want to do is make my breakfasts for the week. Then I will relax.

    My phrase for the year: CHANGE HAPPENS
  • TeresaW1020
    TeresaW1020 Posts: 2,905 Member
    @trooworld Huge congrats on your awesome weight loss this week!! Holy moly that is a lot of recipes! How do you ever decide what to make? That is a good long walk that you took. I sure hope that your art gets selected! :grin:

    @renaegry That is a lot of rock! What are your favorite Netflix shows to watch? I’m watching Reign right now and it’s as farfetched as can be but super entertaining and the clothes are to die for!! :grin:

    Hi everyone! Well, I’m as packed and ready for our trip tomorrow. You would think that will all the stuff I’m bringing we were going for a week and not just three days. But I have two changes of clothes for us for each day and of course, I need different shoes! Not to mention my big fan. I’ve read reviews and this hotel is an old warehouse on the river and it can be a little noisy. My fan will drown it all out! :grin: OK, I’m off to start dinner. I will talk to you all next Friday. :)
  • trooworld
    trooworld Posts: 3,069 Member
    @TeresaW1020 Thank you! It's hard to decide what to make. Sometimes, I sort the recipes by "recently added", sometimes I know what I am interested in, sometimes I sort by "Favorited". I rarely repeat recipes! Thank you, I hope it gets selected, too. I should probably find out tomorrow. I pack like that, too lol. Enjoy the trip!

    Hi all. I decided to let yesterday be a rest day but this morning, I'm going to work out. Yesterday was a lot of errands and then I made my breakfast for the week and then dinner so I didn't get a chance to read as I had hoped.

    My phrase for the year: CHANGE HAPPENS
  • renaegry
    renaegry Posts: 1,209 Member
    @TeresaW1020 Netflix right now I’m watching You but only have 2 episodes left. Riverdale. Lucifer. Going to start heartland I think. I heard Maid is good. Enjoy your trip

    Well yesterday I got in a 3 mile brisk walk on treadmill and FitOn full body workout. Today will be a walk and an abs workout. Need to get some work done on my truck today. Then the afternoon need to get caught up on book work. One of our last warm days is forecasted today so will try to spend sometime outside reading. Enjoying my yard work. lol