Need to Lose 100 LBS -Robins Thread !

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  • MrsHermit
    MrsHermit Posts: 193 Member
    @nsk1951 Sounds like a great week meal-wise! Great job on your progress!

    Weigh day!
    Despite having "the thing" and starting to pack (no room to exercise), I still managed to lose weight at a safe rate. I've been drinking a lot more water and eating lots more fruit lately. I am pretty sure I'm over the worst of the thing just still struggling with congestion and coughing.

    Highest known weight: 262.2 lbs
    Current weight: 240.0 lbs
    Goal weight: 149 lbs (healthy BMI)

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    I read an old journal entry from Fall 2019, and was at 235 lbs. Nice feeling that I'm almost there. I really am making progress. I don't remember making solid progress like this before, so I'm very grateful to God.
  • skinnyjeanzbound
    skinnyjeanzbound Posts: 3,959 Member
    @nsk1951 --Your meals sound delicious. I wish I liked to cook, but it has never been something I enjoy; however, given my new goal of trying to stay below 5g of saturated fat/day, I think I'm going to have to start. I'm finding that most of my staples for lunch have more than half that daily goal. :( I do plan to use MFP to help me track; I ran a report and it looks like I tend to consume between 15-25g/day, so I have a ways to go to get to my goal. We have been lucky to miss most of the snow here in Chicago, but we've experienced some of the cold already, and I'm sure there's more to come.

    @mistressphoenixs -- welcome back to the thread. :)

    @MrsHermit -- I've already made some easy changes: fat free instead of low fat cottage cheese, PB2 instead of real peanut butter, etc. The big challenge for me will be finding proteins that don't have a lot of saturated fat. I used to buy chicken sausages to take for an easy lunch, but one sausage has 4g of fat, so those are now out. Even my Healthy Choice Power Bowls have 1.5-2.5g. I know boneless skinless chicken breast is an option, but I can't find many others. Obviously, I will have to limit my beef intake, but I absolutely LOVE salmon, and that has more than a gram of saturated fat/ounce. I used to eat a lot of tilapia and swai which are lower in fat, but I couldn't find either at the grocery store this past week.

    AFM--It's been a rough week for us. Gunner's anxiety got really bad last weekend, and when I took him on Wednesday, his rehab therapy doctor agreed that it was probably time to let him go. It was his 16th birthday today, so we celebrated last night, and then took him this morning to say goodbye. Here's a picture of my sweet boy enjoying his birthday cookie:

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    Karen
    52 years old
    5'7"
    SW = 247 (March 2011)
    Weight on 1/1/2021 = 207.4
    GW: 185 (my previous low)

    12/3/21 = 191.4
    12/10/21 = 190.4
    12/17/21 = 191.6
    12/24/21 = 191.4
    12/30/21 = 192.4
    Official 1/1/2022 weigh in = 193= -14.4 pounds for the year :)
    1/7/22 = 191
    1/14/22 = 191
  • MrsHermit
    MrsHermit Posts: 193 Member
    @skinnyjeanzbound Congrats on your weight loss for last year, and the changes you've already made to your diet. I'm vegetarian so making our own proteins can be time consuming. My problem is snacks and choices that I'm used to (like cream of wheat)... I'm working on it.
    My condolences for your loss - so sad. Hopefully you can remember good times though.
  • mnwalkingqueen
    mnwalkingqueen Posts: 1,255 Member
    I was passing through before starting my day at work and wow y’all made me even more hungrier after eating breakfast. Love seeing so many yummy choices. I’m not sure without scrolling back through the pages who made the comment about a one person household and eating the same thing over and over. I am that person my diary basically shows the same food day after day. I am trying to switch it up it takes for 30 days to build a habit so we’ll see.
    Karen I am so sorry for your loss. Gunner looks beautiful and had a wonderful 16 years with you.
  • nsk1951
    nsk1951 Posts: 98 Member
    @skinnyjeanzbound ... I am so sorry about Gunner. With deepest sympathy for your loss.

    AFM ... I had a weight gain this week, and I am not surprised. The food choices I made this week were all higher in carbohydrate and fat than I have been eating the rest of this month. It started with eating that wonderful tasting Lasagna my sister gifted me last week. That would have been alright had I thrown in a lot of fresh produce but I didn't. I continued on with dense recipes ... BBQ burgers in a vegetable sauce, Chicken and Rice pot, Chicken and Rice Vegetable soup and Ricotta Pasta ... not bad recipes in themselves. This is most likely where the plan failed ... I ate 14 ounces of pumpernickel bread during the week and had 4 of those burgers. I also made a fudgy brownie box mix and ate all of the brownies this week within a couple of days. Well ... the bread and brownies are gone and I don't plan to restock them! ... I've stashed the heavier carb recipes into the freezer for another time as well as half the burgers. I'm running out of freezer containers!

    This week I plan to cook braised cabbage like my mom used to make ... half green cabbage and half sauerkraut all stewed together with some onion. It makes a wonderful side dish or filling for hand 'pies' or baked stuffed rolls, and dumpling stuffings. I like it by itself as a snack or side dish.

    The plan for this week is to make another Vegetable Stew and eat more fish and raw vegetable salads.

    Age: 77
    5'3" tall
    Highest weight: 278 lb
    Goal weight: 175 lb
    1/1/22 : 233.0
    1/8/22: 229.8
    1/15/22: 228.4
    1/22/22: 230.2
  • mnwalkingqueen
    mnwalkingqueen Posts: 1,255 Member
    Hi Friends,

    hope everyone is doing well just doing a quick swing by. It is still below zero here in Minnesota so I haven’t really worked out at all which the scale is showing with only a .5 pound loss. However, I have decided that I am going to have at least three servings of vegetables per day. I know that we’re required to eat more but I rarely ate vegetables.
    I thought I would share this with everyone. I love podcast and I found this one about a woman who lost over 100 pounds and she’s made it her mission in life to help others lose over 100 pounds. I don’t know what all is talked about I have only gotten to episode three and the first two episodes were just getting to know her and her struggles before losing the weight.
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  • nsk1951
    nsk1951 Posts: 98 Member
    Hi @mnwalkingqueen , I’ve also run across Corrine’s podcasts and learned some from her. Her methods don’t fit my personality so I didn’t copy her habits in the end ; just incorporated what I could into my own lifestyle. I hope you get benefits from the podcasts.
  • skinnyjeanzbound
    skinnyjeanzbound Posts: 3,959 Member
    Hi everyone!

    @holly--I haven't gotten into podcasts yet, but my husband listens to them quite a bit. Maybe once I get a good pair of wireless earbuds to use with my new phone (it has no earbud jack), I will listen while walking. That looks interesting, so keep us posted if she shares anything interesting. :) It has also been very cold here (-20 wind chills yesterday), but today bounced back up to a balmy 30 degrees. I can't wait for spring!

    @nsk1951 -- thank you for the condolences--we miss our boy, but we know it was the right choice. I have also had a very carb heavy week, and the scale is telling me to STOP!! LOL

    AFM- We had our monthly pot luck luncheon this week at work on Tuesday; the theme was soup and salad, but somehow only a two of us brought soup and two brought salad. I brought homemade split pea and another person brought baked potato soup--both pretty carb-heavy choices. Only two people brought salad, and those were both gone the first day. Most of my colleagues decided to bring some form of carb: donuts, cookies, beer bread, soft pretzels, cornbread, even apple pie. All week I have been grazing on those carbs, and it's taking a toll. In addition, I only made it to the gym one day so far this week, though I do plan to go again tomorrow. Basically, I saw the scale drop to 190 last week, but this week it's been up above that every day, fluctuating between 192 and 194.

    My plan is to do better grocery shopping and meal prep for next week to get my eating back under control.

    Karen
    52 years old
    5'7"
    SW = 247 (March 2011)
    Weight on 1/1/2021 = 207.4
    GW: 185 (my previous low)

    12/3/21 = 191.4
    12/10/21 = 190.4
    12/17/21 = 191.6
    12/24/21 = 191.4
    12/30/21 = 192.4
    Official 1/1/2022 weigh in = 193= -14.4 pounds for the year :)
    1/7/22 = 191
    1/14/22 = 191
    1/21/22 = 190
  • nsk1951
    nsk1951 Posts: 98 Member
    Hello fellow posters ... January is almost done. Just 2 more days and February will offer us all a 'new start' on Tuesday ... which happens to be the Lunar New Year as well!

    I did terrible this week. No excuses as to why I overate ... even good food is a no-no if I have too much of it.
    The anniversary of my brothers birthdate was during this past week and I think that was why I was so much more hungry than usual. He passed away some years back at a young age. In fact, it was his passing away that bolted me into taking a firmer hand with myself and the steady weight gain that I had been letting happen. I miss him very much.

    To celebrate my bro's memory, I made half a box cake mix on the date of his birth and ate all of it. ... However, the Stewed Cabbage/Kraut recipe a.k.a my mom's style was so tasty and soul satisfying to have. I used some of it to cook pork chops in the oven and they came out so good that I decided not to freeze the left overs but ate a pork chop a day until they were gone. My plans for more vegetables and more fish kind of went by the wayside ... I only ate fish once and the vegetables turned into the cabbage dish.

    This coming week I don't plan to shop until Tuesday, so it will be pantry-cooking until then. On the menu for now is 3-bean salad, egg salad, mushroom pasta sauce, broiled haddock. Next week, after shopping, I will make a big pot of vegetable soup. I haven't settled on a meat type for protein yet. Maybe I'll go meatless all week, maybe.

    Age: 77
    5'3" tall
    Highest weight: 278 lb
    Goal weight: 175 lb
    1/1/22 : 233.0
    1/8/22: 229.8
    1/15/22: 228.4
    1/22/22: 230.2
    1/29/22: 230.8
  • mnwalkingqueen
    mnwalkingqueen Posts: 1,255 Member
    I finally go outside this weekend for some walking because it was above zero and I didn’t realize how much physically I needed that and mentally I needed that.
    Saturday I went out to lunch with my girlfriends and I had to accomplishments one I didn’t have any liquor and only one soda and the other accomplishment was that I literally brought home my meal. That’s not to say I didn’t eat because I ordered queso Blanca and basically ate chips and queso before my meal. But in the past even a month or two ago I would’ve ate all that chips and queso and ate my entire meal so I feel like that was a huge accomplishment. And as I was portioning out my meal once I got it home it was insane there was enough food for all four of us to eat I portioned it out in 4 ounces for a setting and yeah there was enough for me to put 4 ounces in four containers. I’m about 25 miles in on my 500 mile challenge this year due to the cold winter climate I knew I won’t get very money miles in until the snow melts but I am impressed that I’ve gotten 25 so far.

    @JNettie73 - I believe I saw on my main page that you lost a family member. I just wanna say I’m so sorry for your loss and I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

    @Karen- Is it crazy how at company functions everybody brings all the bad stuff. I remember when I worked in office it seemed like every potluck there were more chips, cookies, bars, then there was actual food to eat. I pretty much normally listen to true crime podcast I am addicted to listening to those and wrongful convictions except those make me kinda ticked off. I use old-school headphones like beets by Dre like what DJs use because I can’t get those ear buds to stay in my ears are always falling out. Except I don’t use the beats brand way above my budget for headphones.

    @nsk1951 - that was a good way to honor your loved one. I have to say I love sauerkraut. Yeah I’m not so sure if I will learn anything from the podcast or not like I said I’m only a few episodes in. However, I think for me it’s always good to hear about it from someone like me and we had a lot of similarities as she was telling her story. I don’t know we’ll see how it goes I feel like a lot of the weight loss stuff you hear the same thing over and over again it’s just finding someone that you can relate to fort to really sink in.
  • skinnyjeanzbound
    skinnyjeanzbound Posts: 3,959 Member
    @Holly-- great job getting in 25 miles so far. I'm a big baby when it comes to the cold weather, so I just don't walk/run outside unless it's above 50 degrees. Also, that's a great NSV that you brought home your meal. The last time I went out with friends a few weeks ago, I ordered gnocchi. I tried to stop halfway through, but it was so delicious, I ended up eating all of it and felt so stuffed and almost ill afterwards. Usually I'm better about that sort of thing, but not that night. :neutral:

    @nsk1951 -- can you share the sauerkraut recipe? I really love cabbage and sauerkraut, but I never know what to do with it.

    AFM-- I didn't make it to the gym Friday, but I went yesterday AND today. I'm so glad I went back today because the past couple of visits I've really struggled on the treadmill. Wednesday every time I started to run, I got a terrible stitch in my side--like I used to get when I first started running 10 years ago--and I just couldn't get past it. I ended up walking for about 15 minutes and switched to strength training. Yesterday, was a little better. I didn't get a stitch, but I was still struggling with my breathing and could only run for 2-3 minute intervals. Finally, today I was able to run a full mile without stopping, and I felt pretty good throughout. I also did some rowing and stationary bike for about an hour's worth of cardio.

    Food has also been better this weekend without all of the cookies and crap to tempt me. I really wish I were better at just resisting that stuff. Yesterday, I went to visit my parents because I wanted to bring them some of the soup I made for the potluck. My mom gave me some stuffed peppers which we ate for dinner. Tonight was crock pot chicken fajitas that my husband bought. We both agreed they weren't great, but they were edible. The peppers and onions had been sliced and packaged separately from the chicken, and I think they were in some sort of vinegar marinade because the whole dish just tasted sour. Oh well--live and learn.

    As I mentioned before, my weight was up, up, up all week. As always, I recorded my lowest weight for the week, but it was as high as 195.5--Yikes!! Hoping to bring it back down with sensible eating and more gym visits this week.

    On a sad note, my aunt died yesterday. She was a staple of my childhood, but she and my uncle split when I was 10 or 12, so I didn't see her much after that. We weren't close, but I feel bad for my cousins. She had been quite ill for the past couple of years--always in and out of the hospital which I know has been quite hard on them.

    Karen
    52 years old
    5'7"
    SW = 247 (March 2011)
    Weight on 1/1/2021 = 207.4
    GW: 185 (my previous low)

    12/3/21 = 191.4
    12/10/21 = 190.4
    12/17/21 = 191.6
    12/24/21 = 191.4
    12/30/21 = 192.4
    Official 1/1/2022 weigh in = 193= -14.4 pounds for the year :)
    1/7/22 = 191
    1/14/22 = 191
    1/21/22 = 190
    1/28/22 = 192.4
  • MrsHermit
    MrsHermit Posts: 193 Member
    @skinnyjeanzbound I'm sorry for your loss.

    Sorry that everybody's been having trouble the past week. Keep trying!

    I'm still packing, trying to work on my habit goals, including shoving boxes and stuff out of the way for some exercise. No loss, slight gain. Still working at it.

    My habit goals for this year that I'm working on
    If streak is broken, start over (Saturdays are exempt)
    1) 6am up, Modeh Ani, 1 cup of tea, journal, do things 🌸
    2) don't eat until after exercise, exercise by 10am 🌸
    3)crafts after dinner
    4) dishes all done before bed 🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸
    5) take some notes on saved vids/bookmarks, turn off devices and read
    6) 8pm floss and wash face, can have tea
    7) in bed: pray, read, crochet 🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸
  • nsk1951
    nsk1951 Posts: 98 Member
    edited February 5
    Hi everyone. I’m having issues with using MFP on my desktop pc and am not so good at phone typing 😅 but here goes!

    Age: 77
    5'3" tall
    Highest weight: 278 lb
    Goal weight: 175 lb
    1/1/22 : 233.0
    1/8/22: 229.8
    1/15/22: 228.4
    1/22/22: 230.2
    1/29/22: 230.8
    2/05/22: 229.2

    My recipes for the past week were egg salad, a chicken in a pot with root veggies and a broccoli soup. There is enough left over that I won’t cook again until next week. On the menu for next week are romaine lettuce based salads with a variety of proteins (eggs, tuna, chicken, Cheese, or beans) and some celery and/or bell peppers, onions, tomato, olives. I picked up a head of cabbage so I’ll likely make another pot of my moms braised/ stewed cabbage/kraut and I have some kidney beans that need to be used up one way or another.

    There were requests for that cabbage/ kraut recipe I make. There really isn’t one except for how my mom used to put it together. I can explain how I mimic my mom:
    Shred the cabbage into strands about 1/8 of an inch wide. Using a large oven safe stainless steel skillet, heat about 3-4 tablespoons of neutral oil and add the cabbage to the skillet over med-hi heat. Season with about 1 tsp of salt, toss lightly, cover the skillet and cook about 5 minutes to start wilting the cabbage. Be sure to stir it up from the bottom and don’t let the cabbage burn and continue cooking it until it starts to tenderize, adjust the heat as needed to keep it simmering but not scorching. Add 1 shredded carrot and a medium onion sliced into 1/8 inch strands and toss with the cabbage. If the skillet seems too fry, add a cup or a bit more of water. When the onion has softened, add the sauerkraut to your skillet. Toss. Adjust the seasoning for salt, and add some other spices as you like. I use a bay leaf and some caraway seeds with mine, and don’t usually add any pepper. Place the skillet into the oven at 325 to 350 degrees F, covered, and let it cook in there until you like the color and texture of the cabbage. The lower the oven, the longer you bake it. Also, depending on the type of sauerkraut you use and the amount is taetness you like, you might drain and even rinse the kraut before adding to the green cabbage, or you might leave it as is and adjust the taste by adding small amounts of sugar or vinegar as you cook it. This is a simple dish to make but it does require tasting along the way. Good luck if you make it.

    PS. I use the same weight cabbage to kraut.
  • mnwalkingqueen
    mnwalkingqueen Posts: 1,255 Member
    Hey Everyone,
    @ karen- Sorry for your loss. I will keep you in my prayers. Congrats on no pain mile ran. I can’t breathe properly when running always sound out of breath.
    @MrsHermit - Kudos to you on all those goals.
    @nsk1951- Great Receipes

    I had done some intentional walking for my Sesame Street challenge on Friday and Saturday and it felt so good 6 miles each day.I decided to take Sunday off and just actually relax and do nothing. I also didn’t even worry about what I ate which I guess that today is Sunday. I have been putting my meals in every week into my fitness pal which kind of helps keep me on track some days I might eat Wednesday’s meal when it’s Monday but you know it’s all what I planned for the week.
    if any of you have one of those friends who thinks they know everything and gets under your nerves let me know how you handle them. I don’t like confrontation so I tend to just ignore but that doesn’t work with this person. This person felt the need to tell me that I shouldn’t eat potatoes because they’re bad for you because on her “ Suzanne Summer” diet you aren’t allowed potato. after her scolding me about three times I finally said I’m not on a damn diet. I really wanted to say to her putting an entire bottle of salad dressing on your salad it’s not healthy either no matter how much you think it is. The see the thing is my friend gets like this when she sees me being consistent with either my food choices or my exercise she just feels like she has to tell me everything I’m doing wrong. Sorry just a little rant because if this really was something I would listen to she could really harm my progress with sly comments.
    Anyway I hope y’all have a good week. In Minnesota here the weather is supposed to warm up for a few days so hopefully me and Riley can get some outside exercise in.
  • nsk1951
    nsk1951 Posts: 98 Member
    @mnwalkingqueen it is so irksome when someone chimes in with advice that wasn’t asked for. Sometimes I used to fall into saying something that sounds like advice when it was only a suggestion and I learned pretty quickly that someone I loved would get snarky if I did that. So eventually I caught on and tried harder to keep my thoughts and suggestions unspoken unless asked for. Not an easy habit to break if you have it. Just sharing what prompted me to work on my “jump in helpfulness” that backfires! 😋. Hope you find a way to ignore unwanted suggestions or advice without feeling bad or like you have to justify yourself, cause it’s your business.
  • skinnyjeanzbound
    skinnyjeanzbound Posts: 3,959 Member
    @holly--That's great that you got some of your walking done! Keep going!! I'm sorry about your friend's comments--it almost sounds like she's trying to sabotage you, even if it's not intentional. Maybe subconsciously she's jealous of your success or worried that you will make more progress than her. I would just tell her that you are eating foods that work for you and she can do the same. Everyone is different. I hope you and Riley get that warmer weather.

    @nsk1951 --thanks for sharing the cabbage/kraut recipe! I love seeing the different foods people include in their plans because it gives me ideas for when I get into a rut.

    @MrsHermit --good luck with the packing. Do you have a move date? We moved into this house in July of 2020, and I still haven't finished UNpacking. LOL! Mostly I just have a lot of books in boxes because we got rid of some older bookshelves before the move which I haven't replaced.

    AFM--Well, the scale offered me proof that if we need to keep working toward our goals and not give up when we have a hiccup. My weight had been up a bit the last couple of weeks--ranging between 192-196, but I just made a renewed effort to get back on track with my food choices and hit the gym regularly, and Monday when I stepped on the scale I was 189.6!!! I was worried it was a fluke, but yesterday and today I was at 189 even. I'm soooooo excited!! I can't remember the last time I saw a 180-anything on the scale. I have a bunch of clothes that fit when I maintained 185 for a couple of years, so I'm excited to try some of those this weekend to see if I can expand my wardrobe a bit.

    I also need to go through some of my drawers and get rid of things I never wear. For example, I have a drawer full of different colored tights, but I never wear tights anymore. I prefer leggings in the winter, and in warmer weather either no tights or lightweight capri length leggings if the outfit requires something under a skirt. My shoe collection could also use some scrutiny, This will be much harder because I'm a shoe person who forms emotional attachment to that particular wardrobe item. However, as I age, my feet can't handle a lot of the strappy sandals I used to wear. It will be hard, but I really should get rid of some of them. :cry:

    Karen
    52 years old
    5'7"
    SW = 247 (March 2011)
    Weight on 1/1/2021 = 207.4
    GW: 185 (my previous low)

    12/3/21 = 191.4
    12/10/21 = 190.4
    12/17/21 = 191.6
    12/24/21 = 191.4
    12/30/21 = 192.4
    Official 1/1/2022 weigh in = 193= -14.4 pounds for the year :)
    1/7/22 = 191
    1/14/22 = 191
    1/21/22 = 190
    1/28/22 = 192.4
    2/4/22 = 192.6
    2/11/22 = 18???
  • mnwalkingqueen
    mnwalkingqueen Posts: 1,255 Member
    Hey Everyone!
    @nsk1951 - Thank you for your thoughts and advice.
    @karen - Great job making it into the 180s. I think I weighed that the day I went into labor 25 years ago lol. I have a shoe habit at times and as I approach 50 I have a hard time wearing even a small heel or a wedge. I have ended up becoming a flats type person or a Chuck Taylor all the time. I do love a good flip-flop too but not this time of year LOL. Good luck going through your closet. I am a minimalist so what I have is what I use on a daily basis no extras.

    so when it comes to my friend I just wanna clarify. I don’t think she’s trying to sabotage me or tell me what to do per se. She is just a huge believer in the Suzanne Somers diet is the best thing that has come to this world. And I don’t believe that fad diets are great. Usually when she talks about it I just kind of let her rant and don’t really respond at almost changing the subject but she’s not the type of person that will catch on.
    anyhow I took an intentional walk tonight after work being it was 30° outside and I made it to my first pin for the Sesame Street challenge. I made it to the 50 mile mark which is the Yip Yips but I don’t remember them on Sesame Street. It could because I was a Big Snuffy and Barkley fan.
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  • nsk1951
    nsk1951 Posts: 98 Member
    Well ... I've got some news to share ... I am going to move soon into a Sr Apt.
    It will be quite a change; going from my snug but sprawling ranch home into an apartment on the top floor of a 6-story building that has about half the space I'm used to. And, the biggest hurdle in my decision making is all about my car. That car has never been outside unless it was being driven or was at a parking lot while I did some shopping, or parked in a friends driveway! I don't ever leave it out of the garage when at home (except for 1 or 2 times a year I do a deep clean on the garage interior, then the car sits and waits in front of the garage's open door while I do the task) ... and soon it will be sharing a lot with 35 other apartment tenants, plus others as they come to the services housed in the same building. ... Oh .. it's enough of a stress factor for me to say "NO, I won't go!" ... But I know it is time to let go of being a home owner who is responsible for everything on my own. Heck, I cannot even climb a step ladder anymore to change a ceiling light bulb! At least at the apartment I can get the maintenance dept. to do that for me! Plus no grass cutting, no snow plowing, no grounds or house maintenance issues to deal with.

    Yeah, I'm ready for this, and will just have to either get used to the car in a parking lot all the time or sell the car and rely on other modes of transportation for myself. I looked for places that had garages but none of the ones I found were affordable for me, or had enough garages so that every tenant could rent one. I found out there were longer waiting lists for garages than for apartments! ... we do love our vehicles!

    @skinnyjeanzbound ... what a great breakthrough!
    @mnwalkingqueen ... I have a relative that started following that “ Suzanne Summer” eating plan when it first came out and she has stuck with it all these years since. I read the original book and decided not to follow that eating pattern. My relative was slim and stayed slim, I was slim but got obese ... hmmm, maybe there WAS something to that food plan after all?
  • nsk1951
    nsk1951 Posts: 98 Member
    I had a weight-up during the middle of the week, so I was pleased to see it trend downward again ... This morning showed just a 0.2 pound loss ... basically staying the same .. a small victory!

    Age: 77
    5'3" tall
    Highest weight: 278 lb
    Goal weight: 175 lb
    1/1/22 : 233.0
    1/29/22: 230.8
    2/05/22: 229.2
    2/12/22: 229.0

    I didn't make the Kapusta last week as planned. So it's on the menu for the coming week. Also a soup made with both fresh and fermented cabbage that is called 'she' ... I generally make it on a meat bone broth, in this case I will use pork neck bones cause that's what I have on hand and I like the taste of pork products with fermented cabbage. It will have potatoes, red and white kidney beans, carrot, onion, celery. I might use a red bell pepper OR some tomato in it, not sure yet on that. This soup is a favorite of mine in the last days of winter, first days of spring ... and while it's not quite those days yet I am already hungry for it.

    I hope everyone has a great and healthy week.
  • bapcarrier
    bapcarrier Posts: 209 Member
    Hi everyone, I'm back after a really, really bad last 5+ months. My best friend for over 40 years died during surgery as a result of malpractice. She came to Florida and stayed with me every winter for the last several years. We raised our kids together, we vacationed together etc. etc. you get the picture. The day she died I stopped dieting and starting eating. It has taken me until this last week, when we had another family tragedy (well make that 3 tragedies) to realize I had to get myself together. I guess a family member who had a heart attack, a nephew who tried to committ suiside and then a niece (in-law) who murdered her mother, in front of her whole family is enough to shake anyone up! I think the shock of it all made me realize I have to take control of my life because you never know what comes next and I need to be the best I can be RIGHT NOW! I actually cooked my dinner tonight. The first meal I've cooked in over 5 months, I've either eaten fast food or snacked but nothing healthy. I have tomorrow's planned too. It's a start. Thankis for listening, sorry to dump this on everyone.