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Day 39-Over 50 and Weight Loss Diary- FRUSTRATION

LAST NIGHT:

3 am and I have insomnia. The kiddo has to be up tomorrow for her horse riding lesson since the Pandemic began and she is super excited.

When she went to bed, I finished the owl lamp she wanted so badly. I wasn’t going to pay 250 bucks for a resin one from a bit company. Instead, I picked up a small vintage bisque owl lamp from the 60s or 1970s and spray painted it in a copperish metallic; bought a 20 dollar burgundy shade from the grocery store and painted it with her initials in Gryffindor colors- and put it on her nightstand while she slept. She is going to be shocked when she wakes up!

THIS MORNING:


SO frustrated- not by my weight, even though I’ve stayed around same for a couple of days- but by my COVID RECOVERY. My weight loss and skincare I am super pleased with… my tachycardia is improving, but not fast enough for my liking.

Tonight I made Filipino garlic fried rice with chicken and it was almost EXACTLY spot on- or maybe because it’s been too long since I’ve had rice, idk. Enjoyed food for first time in eons.

Tomorrow I will have shrimp something or other.

I was able to get my steps and cardio in. I need to get my strength training/yoga started… which I keep saying, but have yet to do.

Day 39-

WEIGHT: 162.2

RESTING HEART RATE: 78 STILL, but it went lower tonight when I slept.
13,044 steps
51 min cardio
 yes!

11:10 am- 1st fueling: DRIZZLED BERRY CRISP BAR and coffee
2:15 pm- 2nd fueling: HONEY MUSTARD & ONION STICKS
5 pm- 3rd fueling: OMG THE CHOCOLATE PUDDING IS SOO GOOD!!
7:15 pm- 4th fueling: DECADENT CHOCOLATE BROWNIE with laughing cow lite
10 pm- Lean and Green meal: filipino garlic fried cauliflower rice w chicken (SO GOOD)
11:30 pm- 5th fueling:  fell asleep ugh

100 oz of water

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Day 36-Over 50 and Weight Loss Diary- Covid Tachycardia and More Weight Loss

Went down .2 of a pound and thrilled! My tachycardia is still here, but it seems to be lessening since I removed the NyQuil and CoQ10. I will add back the Ubiquinol to see if that wasn’t the culprit once my heart rate goes back to normal.

Been doing a lot of rebounding (albeit gently) on the leapsandrebounds.com rebounder (10% off with purchasing using code MISSMAISIE10). I also started a squat challenge. Getting my cardio done frequently with the rebounder helps my autoimmune problems, gets my FitBit steps in, and keeps me sane… it also lowers my heart rate.

Am in a reels making brush up course, so I made this while rebounding… I didn’t try very hard, but it’s a start LOL

L’BRI skincare at linktr.ee/missmaisieandme

NOW, ONTO THE STATS DU JOUR:

Day 36-

WEIGHT: 161.6

RESTING HEART RATE: 80 (praying it is better tomorrow-stopped nyquil and a supplement)
14.263 steps
33 min cardio

10:30 am- 1st fueling: DRIZZLED CHOCOLATE FUDGE CRISP BAR
1:53 pm- 2nd fueling: DECADENT CHOCOLATE BROWNIE WITH LAUGHING COW LITE CHEESE (waffled)
4:00 pm- 3rd fueling: CREAMY DOUBLE PEANUT BUTTER CRISP BAR
7:00 pm- 4th fueling: SPINACH PESTO MAC & CHEESE
10:30 pm- Lean and Green meal: TRUFFLED CHICKEN SALAD WITH GARLIC VINAIGRETTE
10:45 pm- 5th fueling:  couldn’t do it today. Still feeling covid-y and tachycardia-ish

140 oz of water

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Day 35-Over 50 and Weight Loss Diary- I AM DOWN TO 161 FROM ALMOST 180!! WOOHOOOO!!!

I COULD NOT BELIEVE MY EYES THIS MORNING!! I AM DOWN TO 161!!!! This is INSANE!!
BEST. DIET. EVER.

THE BAD NEWS: my resting heart rate is up to 78, which is what I worked so hard to remedy in the previous month with regular exercise. I added Ubiquinol (COQ10) and COVID to my life this week, so maybe that has something to do with it. I am not going to take the supplement tomorrow morning and see how my heart rate fares. I don’t think it is the Ubiquinol doing it- I think the 2 weeks of Nyquil may be partially to blame. The studies done on vitamin D3 and Ubiquinol as preventative treatments against long-Covid disorders are compelling:

https://www.uspharmacist.com/article/higher-coq10-levels-linked-to-improved-icu-outcomes-1

I will also give up the NyQuil tonight, because it DOES have a history of raising the resting heart rate.

I forced myself on the rebounder throughout the day (and forced myself to eat) because that is usually the best way to lower my heart rate fast… and keep me moving when locked in the house. I also super-hydrated… and washed my face and did a L’BRI facial peel on a FB Live.

Maisie is feeling better, thank goodness, even if she looks feral in the next photo. My friend sent her a Laura Ingalls Wilder book via post and Maisie was over the moon.

Here is a pic of me from 2009 when I was 40- it is my new fridge goal pic. I want this body back and I will get it…

Day 35-

WEIGHT: 161.8

RESTING HEART RATE: 78 (THIS IS NOT GOOD- COVID IS STUPID)
12,160 steps
54 min cardio

11:14am- 1st fueling: DRIZZLED BERRY CRISP BAR
1:53 pm- 2nd fueling: SOUR CREAM AND CHIVE POTATO CAKES waffled w reduced-fat cheddar
4:00 pm- 3rd fueling: HONEY MUSTARD STICKS
6:30 pm- 4th fueling: CREAMY DOUBLE PEANUT BUTTER CRISP BAR
8:45 pm- Lean and Green meal: chicken and veggies
10:45 pm- 5th fueling:  CREAMY CHOCOLATE SHAKE

140 oz of water

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Day 34-Over 50 and Weight Loss Diary- Covid Recovery Mode & What I’ve Learned From a Month of New Eating

Up .2 of a pound this morning, but I am in covid recovery and this doesn’t even bother me. In the past, it might have sent me into a downward spiral, but no more.

This new eating program has changed so much about how gentle I am with myself and perceptions about weight loss- much in the same way L’BRI skincare changed my ideas about getting older and aging skin.


👉🏻👉🏻linktr.ee/missmaisieandme for to get your youth on👈🏻👈🏻👈🏻👈🏻


I feel very blessed to have both of these programs in my life now. I am SO grateful, beyond words!!

That being said, my heart rate is now 78 today- Covid has done some ugly things with my heart and tachycardia during my 3 bouts. It’s frustrating, but the only solution I have is to do more rebounding on my Leaps & Rebounds mini-trampoline. Cardio helps loads with reducing the resting heart rate and I try to get on EVERY HOUR for a few minutes. I use my FitBit to monitor my vitals and steps. 12k of steps is always my goal (for now). Lately, I have been barely getting 9k, so this must change.

If you want to get a rebounder from leapsandrebounds.com I have a lifetime 10 percent discount MISSMAISIE10 you can use. This company SAVED MY LIFE after my pulmonary embolism and previous Covid bouts and I cannot thank them enough.

OMGOSH, WATCH THIS!! MAISIE IS IN THEIR VIDEO!


Day 34-

WEIGHT: 163.6

RESTING HEART RATE: 78 (noooooo!!)
11,307 steps
55 min cardio

12:00 pm- 1st fueling: CREAMY VANILLA SHAKE
4:00 pm- 2nd fueling: DRIZZLED CHOCOLATE FUDGE CRISP BAR (sooo late)
7:20 pm- 3rd fueling: CARAMEL MACCHIATO SHAKE (again, so late)
9:51 pm- 4th fueling: ZESTY LEMON CRISP BAR
11:50 pm- 5th fueling: fell asleep, work and illness kicking my butt

80 oz of water



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Day 33-Over 50 and Weight Loss Diary- 16 lbs gone!!!!

OMG, 163!!! I’M OVER THE MOON- THIS IS 9.6 PERCENT OF MY BODY WEIGHT LOST!!!!!!!!!

The day was insane, felt so badly. Throat is on fire, not getting much rest. Need more.

Day 33-

WEIGHT: 163.4

RESTING HEART RATE: 76
9,470 steps
35 min cardio

12:00 pm- 1st fueling: DRIZZLED CHOCOLATE FUDGE CRISP BAR
2:00 pm- 2nd fueling: DRIZZLED BERRY CRISP BAR
4:40 pm- 3rd fueling: PEANUT BUTTER SHAKE
6:40 pm- 4th fueling: SMOKY BBQ CRUNCHERS
8:45 pm- Lean and Green meal: chicken (i couldn’t eat much still sick)
10:00 pm- 5th fueling: couldn’t eat, so tired

80 oz of water

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Day 32-Over 50 and Weight Loss Diary- Covid Saga and L’BRI Miracles!

Maisie and I spent the day recovering from Covid.

We also pampered ourselves with L’BRI, which is my secret in keeping my skin young- learn more about this miracle below:

https://www.facebook.com/lbriinc/videos/1250050018839798/

Today was our 2nd live in a four-week series to Living A Beautiful Life. Click on the image below 👇👇 & watch the replayI am SOOO excited about our special guest. She is truly an amazing
Linktr.ee/missmaisieandme for yours!

Covid has been hard on my heart… my heart rate jumped this week:


Day 32-

WEIGHT: 164.8

RESTING HEART RATE: 
12,007 steps
44 min cardio

10:20 am- 1st fueling: CREAMY CHOCOLATE SHAKE
12:30 pm- 2nd fueling: DRIZZLED CHOCOLATE FUDGE CRISP BAR
3:00 pm- 3rd fueling: CARAMEL MACCHIATO SHAKE
6:30 pm- 4th fueling: BBQ CRUNCHERS
8:30 pm- Lean and Green meal: 2 chicken thighs. I couldn’t do much else.
10:00 pm- 5th fueling: ugh missed it

80 oz of water

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Day 22-Over 50 and Weight Loss Diary- NYE Aftermath and Headache from Hell

Woke with a HORRIFIC headache- it felt like someone was trying to remove my eyeballs with teaspoons. Maisie had a fever of 100F last night at bedtime. Probably Omicron OR maybe it’s the stupid solar flares. Wouldn’t be shocked. Stores are plum outta rapid tests around here. It’s like I have a hangover, without the benefit of drinking last night. Seems rather unfair, if you ask me.

Hot mess photo without makeup below:

Gained a bit of weight from naughty good luck NYE eating, but not worried. I am back on my horse today, firmly in the saddle with no guilt. That is so odd for me. I live for binge guilt and though I didn’t binge (I just had a meal), it is all the same thing in my twisted psyche.

Jumping back into this diet was SO EASY. I love it. Period.

Got my 12k steps on the rebounder and am planning Maisie’s Harry Potter surprise bedroom redo.
I found some interesting pieces on Facebook Marketplace that I will be picking up soon:

side table with burl top
1930s dresser

Rowan the corgi is 6 mos old this week and spoiled rotten.


Day 22-

WEIGHT: 168.6 (you play, you pay… but I will be back down tomorrow)

RESTING HEART RATE: 68 
12,017 steps
42 min cardio

1:45 pm- 1st fueling: HOMESTYLE CHICKEN AND VEG FLAVORED SOUP (yeah, woke up super late)
3:45 pm- 2nd fueling: CINNAMON SWIRL CREAM CHEESE CAKE
5:45 pm- 3rd fueling: CHEESY BUTTERMILK MAC (doctored within an inch of its life, coz it is not my fave)
7:45 pm- 4th fueling: WILD STRAWBERRY SHAKE
9:45 pm- Lean and Green meal: Garlic rainbow cauliflower and paleo chicken sausages
11:45 pm-5th fueling: YOGURT BERRY BLAST SMOOTHIE
OVER 100 OZ OF WATER

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Day 19-Over 50 and Weight Loss Diary-RESTING HEART RATE DOWN ALMOST 15 OR MORE POINTS!!

Almost another full pound GONE- POOF!
Lowest weight since starting 19 days ago AND I SURVIVED THE HOLIDAY FOOD BINGE!

(No shame in this game ^^)


The countdown to year 53 of my life begins… same age as JLo, but not yet as fit. I am still super pleased with my progress!!

Between my L’BRI skincare and this weight loss program I WILL BE A HOT MAMA BY MY 53RD BIRTHDAY IN FEBRUARY! The weight (knock wood) is just melting off.

NOW FOR THE BEST PART (insert drumroll)…

MY RESTING HEART RATE IS 65!! That is down from over 70 (and 78 a month prior)!! I suffer from tachycardia, high blood pressure, and a host of autoimmune issues and blood clotting issues.
Staying alive is my ultimate goal.

I am noticing a huge decline in belly fat on this diet, even though I haven’t yet done more than rebounding for exercise.

Cravings simply DO NOT EXIST. I eat too often for hunger. This is like magic- the easiest diet I’ve ever been on!

Day 19-

WEIGHT: 168.1

RESTING HEART RATE: 65
 12,106 steps
34 min cardio

11:30 am- 1st fueling: DECADENT CHOCOLATE BROWNIE WITH CHEESECAKE FILLING (waffled as usual)
2 pm- 2nd fueling: YOGURT BERRY BLAST SMOOTHIE
5 pm- 3rd fueling: SOUR CREAM AND CHIVE POTATOES WAFFLED
7:15 pm- 4th fueling: WILD STRAWBERRY SHAKE
9:30 pm- Lean and Green meal: BEEF SIRLOIN PHO WITH MIRACLE NOODLES
11:45 pm-5th fueling: BUTTERMILK MAC
OVER 100 OZ OF WATER

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DAY 17- the day after Xmas Aftermath

What happens at Xmas stays at Xmas, but I didn’t successfully keep to plan. I ended up sick as a result and today is the day of reckoning and relaxation and self-forgiveness.

I have to be gentle with myself and move forward positively.

Spent the day enjoying the aftermath of the holiday and just chilling with fam. Maisie sang the Sorting Hat song from the Harry Potter audiobooks.

My house currently looks like Harry Potter threw up in it. The kiddo is OBSESSED. I am doing a surprise redecorating of her bedroom. Bought almost everything on here today (from Pottery Barn’s site).

Her bedroom is not as big as this in the little house, so we will do what we can… At my other house, this would be doable, but it’s currently being used as an office by family members staying there and working remotely. I like this little house so much. It’s so cozy.

Tonight’s lean and green consisted of sous vide grass-fed sirloin, veggies, and eggplant rollatini leftovers from Xmas eve at R’s parents.


Day 17-

Resting Heart Rate: 71 (alcohol made it jump up A LOT… won’t be doing that for a long while)
Morning Weight: IDK
2,932 steps
2 min cardio

96 oz of water

12:00 pm- 1st fueling: CARAMEL DELIGHT CRISP BAR AND COFFEE

2:45 pm– 2nd fueling: CHOCOLATE MINT CRISP BAR
6 pm- 3rd fueling: HOMESTYLE CHICKEN FLAVORED SOUP
8:00 pm- 4th fueling:  ROASTED GARLIC POTATOES (WAFFLED)

10:15 pm- Lean and Green meal:  Eggplant roulettes, sirloin beef

11:15 am- 5th fueling:  forgot, fell asleep

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Over 50 and Weight Loss Diary Day 8! 5 LBS (or more) GONE! PLUS LOWERED RESTING HEART RATE



I am back in the 160s (barely) but I’ll TAKE IT!! WOOT WOOT! It’s officially 5 lbs lost, but probably closer to double that, because I didn’t weigh in before day 1 and I kinda stepped on the scale a week prior and jumped off out of shock and disbelief.

MY RESTING HEART RATE IS THE BEST PART!! It’s down to 67 now! I suffer from high blood pressure and tachycardia, so this is amazing!



As usual, my morning has been filled with doctors and hospitals calling and family emergency stuff for the 985,670th day in a row.

My mom is confusing the doctors. She is sicker than she acts- if that makes sense. She shouldn’t be doing all the things she has been with the labs she has. They won’t release her until they can sort out what’s going on.

In other news:
I have been using the mini-waffle maker a LOT. This thing is so convenient and easy to clean and use. I got the Dash mini waffle maker on Amazon for about 17 bucks. It has rainbows on it because the other colors are back-ordered. So worth it. Rainbows and all.

So the kiddo doesn’t feel left out during my waffled fuelings, I make her waffled non-diet versions.

a little holiday dance cheer from Maisie & Rowan


The great thing about this program is that everything is balanced nutritionally, calorically, and the macros are all spot on. I don’t have to think, just grab and do.

I am thinking also about what weight loss means to me psychologically. In the past, like everyone does, I’ve never been able to see myself through body-positive eyes- even when I was what I would consider thin now. I am working hard on changing my mindset. It is so much more imperative that I come to terms with who I AM and how I look now that I am older… and be gentler about it while pushing myself to be the best I can be.

I am acclimating well to this, but still need to add real workouts in soon. I will take it day by day, because everything changes so quickly lately.

Day 8–
Morning Weight: 169.9 (I am SHOCKED, even though it is just a smidge out of the 170s!)
14,075 steps
50 min. cardio

80 oz of water

10:30 am- 1st fueling: CARAMEL DELIGHT CRISP BAR and two cups of coffee. It was a crazy morning.

12:50 pm– 2nd fueling: WILD STRAWBERRY SHAKE (I liked this one a lot)
3:45 pm- 3rd fueling: ROASTED GARLIC SMASHED POTATOES (waffled) with a pinch of reduced-fat cheddar
6:45pm- 4th fueling: CREAMY DOUBLY PEANUT BUTTER CRISP BAR (almost forgot to eat)

9:20 pm-Lean and Green meal: BBQ CHICKEN AND CAULIFLOWER BOWL

12:00 am-5th fueling: HONEY MUSTARD AND ONION STICKS