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    oh dear.......... we've ALL been spammed! little busy bee!
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    Quote Originally Posted by tomi View Post
    oh dear.......... we've ALL been spammed! little busy bee!
    Not me - I feel left out!
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    Finished the day just shy of 1000 calories again. That on top of walking 5 miles today should have a positive impact on the scales. One can only hope. According the healthstatus.com I burned 500 calories walking today. So, if I'm supposed to eat 1500 calories just to maintain my weight while sitting on the couch reading a book all day........... then I should have lost some real fat today! cuz I burned 1500 not doing anything, then I burned another 500 walking, and probably another 500 just going about my day. So, I burned 2500 calories, and only ate 1000. Thats a 1500 calorie deficit. Thats got to translate into some kind of a loss when added to the past 10 days of eating healthy and eating light. maybe I will see that 179 soon!

    food today:
    2 eggs fried in butter
    2 cups chopped and steamed veggies topped with 1 cup ground beef w/tomato sauce and 2 oz colby jack cheese. yummy
    snack - almond butter

    Tomorrow I'm making Bombay Potatoes and Lamb Koftas (spicy lamb meatballs) Should be good...............

    right now - its time for bed!
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    Hey, Tomi, hope you had a good day. Good for you, for staying the course so well this time. I hope the scales didn't disappoint you this morning. I find that sometimes they lag behind reality though. Water content, probably.

    My scale isn't good enough to weigh the PJs on their own. I've weighed myself a number of times with and without, so I can calculate my nekkid weight without having to actually remove the darn things before I go downstairs for coffee. Only if it's a new low do I bother with the buff reading, so I can enter it into the scale's memory.

    When they aren't cooperating, then I kind of stick my chin out and say, "Ha! I'll be extra good today too, and then you'll have no choice but to acknowledge reality! Take that you stupid scale!"

    So glad you got a good night's sleep. Got a link for the mouthpiece?
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    Puresleep.com Works like a charm I didn't step on the scale this morning - so I have no clue. But I did step on the scale fully dressed even with my shoes on and I was 185. So, I'm guessing my jeans, shoes, top and underclothes - plus eating today - has to account for at least 4 pounds. If so - thats a happy number. If not.......... oh well. My next official weigh day is not till the 14th cuz I am changing my weigh day to friday.

    Food today: 2 eggs fried in butter
    too much almond butter (but now the last of it is GONE, and I won't be buying more)
    Several mugs of green tea with stevia.
    A single serving bottle of Simply Orange.

    Dinner will be Spicy Lamb Balls. I'm also making Bombay Potatos, but my carbs are already high enough for the day so I'm going to leave those for hubby to enjoy. If there are left overs I will have them tomorrow. I might steam some veggies so I'm not eating just lamb for dinner. Oh, actually the lamb balls have potato and onion in them, so I will be getting a bit more carbs. In that case - just the lamb balls.

    Christmas is coming........... always a time of stress for me since I'm not quite accustomed to the girls not having control of the house. And I'm not quite sure if hubby and I are on the same page about how the season is going to unfold. Hubby hasn't put up the outside lights and he hasn't said anything about when we will go cut a tree. He is friends with a family who owns a tree farm - they let us go cut our tree every year and then pay later. Last year we were supposed to go, just the 2 of us - and he invited the girls to come along. I was not happy, but didn't show it to the girls. I'm trying to wait for him to bring the subject up............. but I'm getting stressed about it. What if he whimps out again and includes the girls - who haven't lived with us or even come to visit in over a year!!!! How do I handle it this year? Do I insist we go alone and choose our own tree this year? Or do I step aside and let him handle it the best he knows how. I want to just ask him when we are going to get the tree - and assume that we are going alone. Why should Christmas be so full of anxiety? Hubby has issues with boundaries especially boundaries with his daughters! When we first got married I would come home from work and find toys and misc items belonging to the girls in our bedroom. He couldn't understand why I didn't want them playing in our personal space. they had the entire house to play in....... they did not need to use our bedroom.

    Scars............. still not healed from 10 years of fighting for boundaries. I'm still angry over most of it - I could write a book on what NOT to do when trying to blend two families. The first would be ALWAYS move into a neutral space - never move into the house that is currently occupied by one family - and CERTAINLY not when there was a former spouse living there. When I moved into this house it was still decorated with all the stuff that ex-wife chose not to take in the divorce. And there were still photos everywhere of his ex with the girls. I moved into the bedroom he shared with the ex and slept on the mattress that they shared. It was a nightmare!!!! Over the course of about 2 years I managed to take down all of the stuff she left, and we bought a new mattress set. But, the girls fought me at every turn. They said I was changing the entire house! Yes, I painted the walls (they needed it after not being touched for many years!!) And I took down all the ex's 1980's style decor. I mean --- how long can you live with mauve and country blue curtains, and dolls made out of rag mops hanging on the wall? oh and don't forget the straw hats with silk flowers hot glued on them! UGH! I hated that style in the 80's I certainly didn't want to live with it in 2001!!!!

    Okay in their defense I can understand that their world was totally split in half when their mother decided to leave their dad for another man (even though she lied about all that and said she met new hubby AFTER the divorce! NOPE - she had an affair) I can understand them not wanting their "safe" environment to change - but it was wrong for their dad to let them have total control over how things would go down in our home. I've said it a hundred times --- my husband is the greatest "daddy" in all the world ........ but he's a lousy "father". He was more afraid of making them mad - then of teaching them who's boss. Well, we nearly divorced over it all --- until I insisted he see a counselor with me --- and when he finally took the counselors advice and put his foot down, oldest did just as I expected - she ran to momma's. At least he doesn't blame me - he knows he did the right thing by setting some boundaries, and he knows oldests response was immature and he's not worrying about it too much. He figures she'll work through it some day. I don't. When she gets her undies in a bundle about something she runs away and never looks back. She's lost several friendships over misunderstandings and because she was trying to control everything. And now this......... its been 16 months since last spent a night in this house - and not once has she come to visit.

    Well.............. thats about all I should talk about that. Sorta beating a dead horse I guess. It will work out one way or the other - either she'll come around or she won't.

    I'm going to ask hubby tonight when he wants to go cut the tree and assume we are going alone this year. I guess I'll ask him if he's going to put out the christmas lights outside too. There is no reason I should be tip toeing around the subject. If he says anything about the girls I will remind him that last year he agreed it would be the LAST year the girls picked out our tree for us.

    Sorry for the ranting............ and thanks for reading. Its a tough situation.
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    Hoping your hubby will come through for you!
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    I asked - "so when are we going to get our tree?" .......... he was upbeat in his response - but we still didn't set a date. This weekend he will put up the outside lights and the other chirstmas deco. I'm guessing maybe Sunday we will go cut a tree. He didn't say a word about the girls going so I'm assuming it will be just the 2 of us this year.

    Hubby is being especially vocal in his "appreciation" of me lately. He keeps pointing out what he thinks is sexy and attractive. Last night I was talking about something....... and he interrupted my sentence by saying, "Oh my gosh, you're beautiful!" I totally forgot what I was talking about - and we shared a very nice kiss! He's been doing this type of thing a lot lately - its something totally new to our relationship. I like it...............

    The lamb meatballs were good - but not as good as we had at the Indian Restaraunt. If I ever make them again I will tweak the recipe.

    Took my mom shopping today and got her christmas tree all decorated. She already had it put up (fake one). Its pretty and she's happy.

    Then I came home and went for a 2 3/4 mile walk in the rain and wind - UGH! Didn't enjoy that, but my goal is to log something on the chart EVERY day this coming year. I know I won't always be able to get in a walk or something but it will be my goal and priority to do so. I do need to buy a bigger and more sturdy umbrella!

    Food today has been weird. I hadn't eaten before going to moms and was very hungry by the time we got finished with shopping and docorating. I hadn't planned on spending the entire morning with her, but thats what happened. So I raided her fridge - and the only thing even close to healthy was a bowl of canned chicken mixed with mayo. Luckily LIGHT on the mayo. I had to trade cars with hubby - taking the truck to pick up our new front door - then home. I got home at 2ish. I walked and then finally got something to eat. A few bites of ham, 4 slices of bacon, and an orange. We are going to the Christmas program at church tonight and its going to be a RUSH so dinner in going to be something quick and easy - like eggs and ham. I think I will dice the ham and scramble the eggs - maybe throw in some colby-jack.

    I didn't weigh this morning. but I did step on the scales at my moms house. Fully clothed, but had not eated anything yet - 182. Sorta confirms the estimated weight from yesterday (fully clothed and had eaten). If I'm guessing right I should be at or under 180 now. I tried on my size 12 jeans and they look about 10 pounds from fitting comfortably! They fit, and I can zip and everything - but a bit TIGHT! So, they won't go into the wearable section of the closet until I hit 170. I am comfortably into the size L tops now - and the XLs are feeling a bit swimmy on me. I will be happy to send them all to the thrift store this spring! If the weight lose goes as planned I should be a size M by spring time - and a S by the end of summer. OMGoodness!!! To be a size S again! YEAH!

    I'm glad its Friday............. This weekend our former Pastor is speaking at our church. I can't wait....... He left due to a very serious illness, was not expected to ever walk or eat again - he was fed with a feeding tube for 2 years....... then one day when the feeding tube clogged and he was unable to clear it --- he discovered he was able to swallow. The first time in 2 years! He was a marathan runner - and ULTRA marathan runner in fact -- and he is now walking with no assistance, and is hoping to start running again some day. He's an amazing man, with an amazing story - a real miracle! If you like autobiographies - you can read his story in this book, "An Honest Look at a Mysterious Journey" by John and JoAnna Stumbo. Its on Amazon. Or, if you want to read his blog you can find it here...... John Stumbo's blog He's a very captivating writer.

    Gotta go get ready for the program now............ have a good weekend everyone!
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    wow........ how is it possible to weigh 185 fully clothed with shoes on at the END of the day - and still weigh 183.8 the next morning? If I don't find a way to laugh at this I'm going to throw my scales out the window! GRRRR
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    Oh Tomi, hang in there! The scale will have to give in and show you the progress you know you are making one of these days. I find that sometimes it just sticks and sticks and then suddenly I lose 2 or 3 pounds overnight. You sound like you are doing really well and I was wondering if you have been measuring at all? I bet that would show a definite difference! Your body just hasn't quite caught up with the program yet ... I can relate, I think we all can. Don't quit now, you are so close to the next goal!!! Hugs {{}}
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    ^ what Coll says! I know the frustration of the scale not moving Tomi - go by clothing fit and measure. That is what is keeping me motivated (shrinking waist, despite stuck scale).
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