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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 30-Over 50 and Weight Loss Diary- 14 LBS LOST IN A MONTH!!

30 day results!!!!! 14 lbs GONE!

So, yeah, WOW. I AM SHOCKED by my pics and results. It is painful to post these, but in the interest of sheer honesty, it has to be done. I love this program and if you want to try it, too, msg me. I will hook you up with my coach.

Maisie woke us up this morning complaining of a sore throat and feeling worse. Gave her meds and tucked her back in with some hot peach tea and local raw honey. Poor baby.


R is also still feeling poorly, but his covid swab today was also negative. He can’t stop sleeping. Lots of mucus. I have no probs with the mucus, but everything else is wonky.

We left the house for prescriptions and supplies, but the pharmacy closed early. My blood thinners are gone and this is no bueno. I have to be at the drugstore at 9 am to pick them up tomorrow. It is dangerous for people like me with blood clotting disorders (Factor V Leiden in my case) and a history of pulmonary embolism to be off them. I am a lifer. I wore a mask.


I also did the 10 year challenge thingie on FB. I haven’t aged much, except for the white hair and extra 20 lbs left, thanks to L’BRI. I sell the stuff as well as use it and have since my 52nd birthday last year. It WORKS and bejamin buttons your face back in time. Get yours at linktr.ee/missmaisieandme while the January skincare sale is on. It is the best thing I’ve ever done for my skin and I’ve done A LOT. This actually WORKS.

Someday, I dream I will learn how to brush my damned hair.

Got some makeup on, just eyes and lips. I don’t wear makeup on my face anymore. I used to- I refuse to now. SOMEONE got some cute glam pics of me standing in dog pee. No, I didn’t eat the yellow snow.

Dinner was Ethiopian collards and cottage cheese, very spicy- but I am losing a bit of my sense of smell and some of my taste, I noticed tonight. Tests keep coming back negative, but this doesn’t bode well.


Day 30-

WEIGHT: 165.8

RESTING HEART RATE: 71 (again, still sick. I am so frustrated X2)
13,021 steps
43 min cardio

10:30 am- 1st fueling: CREAMY DOUBLE PEANUT BUTTER CRISP BAR with a big cup of coffee
1:50 pm- 2nd fueling: DECADENT CHOCOLATE FUDGE CRISP BAR  (OK, was late for my fueling ughhh)
4:30pm- 3rd fueling: DRIZZLED BERRY CRISP BAR
6:30pm- 4th fueling: CREAMY DOUBLE PEANUT BUTTER CRISP BAR (R grabbed a bar for me when we went to the store)
8:30 pm- Lean and Green meal: Ethiopian Ayib Be Gomen– Spicy collards with cottage cheese. SUPER filling. I missed the injera that would go with it (flat bread), but the spice helped my chills.
10:45 pm-5th fueling: coffee and couldn’t eat anything.

80 oz of water

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Day 29-Over 50 and Weight Loss Diary- ALMOST A MONTH IN!!!

My favorite 64 oz Venture Pal water jug’s clasp died this week, so I ordered a gallon jug from Amazon (same brand). Probably a bit ambitious on my part, also it is harder to drink from, but will get used to it. I absolutely need to up my water intake, so hopefully this helps.

The kiddo’s velvet quilt and ONE SHAM came from Amazon. I couldn’t deal with the asymmetry, so I ordered another pair of shams straight away.


I am feeling less fit than yesterday. For someone without covid, this still feels a lot like covid lite. IDK what I have, honestly, but it’s kicking all of our asses in this house. R will rapid test again today.

I am dying to leave the house (with a mask) and do some shopping for tchotchkes for her bedroom redo. I have a ton of real work to do as well, but my headache seems to be preventing me from doing long jaunts on the computer and talking on the phone physically makes my brain hurt.

I wonder if this is my body forcing me to slow down. I normally work 10-16 hours a day and I am at a total standstill. It’s so frustrating. Even forcing myself to type this blog is WORK.

The diet itself seems to make me feel better for a bit. It’s definitely keeping me nourished, because I have zero appetite.

As an absolutely obsessed foodie, it is strange to have zero cravings. I don’t usually snack and I eat like a farmhand. Not anymore. These 6 small meals seem to take away all desire to even think about food. I love not obsessing over it. I love the freedom and how much the fuelings clear up my need to even wonder what I am going to eat. It takes all the work out of it for me- and the food addiction is GONE. I eat to live now and am happy doing it.

Rebounding is the number 1 priority for health today… and rest. I have a hard time allowing my body to rest and it’s been a tough love reminder, this illness.

BEFORE this diet, I would have to go to extreme measures (intermittent fasting, cleanses, keto) to get these types of results. In the last few years, even those habits bore no fruit nor weight loss. NOOM helped, but it was so food and app oriented, it took away a lot of time I needed to be present for work and home. This doesn’t do that. I probably will stick to this program for a long, long time- if not forever. Once I hit my goal weight- and I WILL- there is a maintenance plan. This is so worth it to me.

We are STILL SICK. I am so over this now. I need to call the doctor Monday.

Day 29-

WEIGHT: 165.8 (WOOOOHOOOOOOO!!!)

RESTING HEART RATE: 71 (UGH, wish we’d stop being sick)
steps
min cardio
 

11:45 am- 1st fueling: DECADENT CHOCOLATE FUDGE CRISP BAR and coffee
1:45 pm- 2nd fueling: CREAMY DOUBLE PEANUT BUTTER CRISP BAR (ok, I love the bars for convenience)
4:40 pm- 3rd fueling: DECADENT CHOCOLATE BROWNIE WAFFLED AND STUFFED with Laughing Cow Lite
7:15 pm- 4th fueling: SMOKY BBQ CRUNCHERS
9:15 pm- Lean and Green meal: Bbq Chicken and garlic rainbow cauliflower
11:15 pm-5th fueling: PEANUT BUTTER SHAKE
140 OUNCES OF WATER!! (my gallon water jug is AWESOME)

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Day 28-Over 50 and Weight Loss Diary- Harry Potter Bedroom Decorating Again…

I felt well enough to start working on Maisie’s bedroom again. The bed and most of it is in there, still need the lamp and furniture brought in, plus the closet cleaned.

Highlights/progress from the bedroom…


I am having the worst time trying to sort out how to drape the canopy hanging. It’s really difficult to do and I am not pleased with it at all. I will have R help me tomorrow.

I pushed myself way too hard today, got winded a lot. I am on the upswing, knock wood.

Weight loss stayed the same. I am not too concerned about it, as it’s been a tough week healthwise for us all. Covid test was negative, which was shocking considering the tons of covid-positive people we’ve been exposed to, knock wood. The molecular test came back tonight. I will be able to leave the house for shopping tomorrow (albeit with a mask). I need to finish up her bedroom.



Day 28-

WEIGHT: 166.2 

RESTING HEART RATE: 69
12,357 steps
44 min cardio
 *BUT 201 ZONE MINUTES!!*

11:45 am- 1st fueling: DRIZZLED BERRY CRISP BAR
2:00 pm- 2nd fueling: CREAMY DOUBLE PEANUT BUTTER CRISP BAR
4:20 pm- 3rd fueling: ZESTY LEMON CRISP BAR
6:40 pm- 4th fueling: HONEY MUSTARD & ONION STICKS
9:00 pm- Lean and Green meal: Rotisserie Chicken and asparagus
11:00 pm-5th fueling: CARAMEL MACCHIATO SHAKE

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Day 27-Over 50 and Weight Loss Diary- Covid Test Day and More Lethargy…

I was the only one to find a molecular test in my fam and had it today- now to wait 1-2 days until the results are in. I feel marginally better but SO TIRED. Sleeping off and on and rebounding is nearly impossible.

My appetite is gone, but plugging away with the fuelings. I lost .2 of a pound and that was nice.

R and Maisie were able to assemble the bookshelf. The bed arrived as well, but no energy to complete that task.

Best surprise was an Art Deco ring I designed and custom-made as a gift to me a month or so ago. It is 14k white gold, 2 ct center stone (H), and sapphires for Maisie’s birthstone. My mom wore a similar one all my life, but it was stolen along with her jewelry box full of family heirlooms when she went into nursing care. I am now making my own heirlooms to pass down to my daughter.

I had it made to look like an eye symbol, for good luck. Maisie wore it for a bit. I love it so much. I usually don’t splurge for myself (my mom always did, she lived at her jeweler’s), but I had a gut reaction regarding this ring. I am glad I did.

I am a little disappointed that I don’t even feel well enough to move a bit. I haven’t worked in a while and that is not my norm. I can barely focus on anything with the headaches that keep coming and going. Queasiness hit about 7 pm and I couldn’t think of anything I’d want to eat for my lean and green meal.

I eventually had a garlic soup with kale and sausages, which seemed to calm my tum down. I didn’t get the 5th fueling in.

Day 27-

WEIGHT: 166.2 

RESTING HEART RATE: 69
6,079 steps
12 min cardio
(today was a bad day for moving)

1:00 pm- 1st fueling: CREAMY DOUBLE PEANUT BUTTER CRISP BAR with an accidental cup of black tea (I didn’t look at which Keurig pod I grabbed)
3:00 pm- 2nd fueling: ZESTY LEMON CRISP BAR
5:20 pm- 3rd fueling: CARAMEL MACCHIATO SHAKE BLENDED WITH COFFEE- nommmm
7:00 pm- 4th fueling: HONEY MUSTARD & ONION STICKS
9:00 pm- Lean and Green meal: Garlic kale soup with sausage, saffron, and egg
11:00 pm-5th fueling: I couldn’t eat.

80 oz of water