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Day 38-Over 50 and Weight Loss Diary- The Heart Rate Slows…

Heart rate felt better- took a day off cardio, but got my steps. Weight is unchanged.

Day 38-

WEIGHT: 162.4 again

RESTING HEART RATE: 78!! woohoo!!!
12,200 steps
17 min cardio
(ugh, I know- busy day and I needed so much more)

12:00 am- 1st fueling: CREAMY DOUBLE PEANUT CRISP BAR and coffee
2:00 pm- 2nd fueling: protein bar thing
5:00 pm- 3rd fueling: PEANUT BUTTER SHAKE
7:15 pm- 4th fueling: CREAMY DOUBLE PEANUT CRISP BAR
9:30 pm- Lean and Green meal: chicken and salad w pickles and vinaigrette
11:30 pm- 5th fueling:  VANILLA SHAKE

92 oz of water

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Day 37-Over 50 and Weight Loss Diary- Meh

Combatting the dreaded C-word and a little less tachycardia today. Worked like a maniac. Sat of sofa. Did some rebounding.

I am meh.

I also made the video of my amazing friend Dianne modeling L’BRI lippies!

Day 37-

WEIGHT: 162.4 up .8 of a pound, but not a huge deal

RESTING HEART RATE: 79- better, but still about 15 points above my norm
11,547 steps
45 min cardio

10:00 am- 1st fueling: CREAMY DOUBLE PEANUT CRISP BAR and coffee
2:00 pm- 2nd fueling: HONEY MUSTARD & ONION STICKS (OMG WAS LATE)
4:00 pm- 3rd fueling: CARAMEL MACHIATTO SHAKE
6:00 pm- 4th fueling: PROTEIN BAR of some sort
8:00 pm- Lean and Green meal: CHICKEN SAUSAGES AND RAINBOW CAULIFLOWER
10:00 pm- 5th fueling:  VANILLA SHAKE

140 oz of water

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Day 24-Over 50 and Weight Loss Diary- More Weight Loss & Kiddo’s New Harry Potter Bedroom Makeover Part 1

Missed yesterday’s blog due to 2 days of headache (not Covid) and have been busy designing/buying things for Maisie’s surprise Harry Potter Themed bedroom makeover.

We found an amazing 1920s-30s dresser from a local antique store. Also found a little side table from Amazon Marketplace… plus a vintage lamp and mirror from an antique mall. I bought a lampshade in burgundy and some gold paint to customize the shade with.



I also designed some art for her bedroom (one done on Canva and the other digitally purchased from Etsy).



We spent the day emptying out her bedroom- she still has no idea why we’re doing this- she just thinks it is ‘spring cleaning’.

I was late for 2 of my meals on the night I didn’t post. Ended up having an AMAZING pho with the last of the sous vide grass-fed sirloin and tons of herbs/shirataki Miracle noodles.



Today’s meals had more dairy than I usually consume. I wanted to see how my body would react- and also, I was just too dang lazy to cook.

We’ve been mildly ill for days. It’s damned inconvenient. It’s like we’re on the verge of something lingering and uncomfortable. Maisie is feeling poorly as well, poor baby.

Day 24-

WEIGHT: 167.1

RESTING HEART RATE: 64
12,188 steps
43 min cardio

11:15 am- 1st fueling: Bar of some sort with a big cup of coffee
1:45 pm- 2nd fueling: DECADENT CHOCOLATE BROWNIE waffled with a Laughing Cow Light Cheese- noms
3:45 pm- 3rd fueling: another bar (I ran out of my usual ones and bought some at the grocery store that taste gross, but they help and have the same nutritional value)
5:45 pm- 4th fueling: ROASTED GARLIC MASHED POTATO CAKES WITH REDUCED FAT CHEDDAR (waffled)
9:30 pm- Lean and Green meal: Salad with garlic vinaigrette, avocado, mushrooms, and 1.5 cups of cottage cheese (I was on a dairy kick today and late for dinner because of work commitments)
11:30 pm-5th fueling: fell asleep before I could eat
OVER 100 OZ OF WATER

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Day 20-Over 50 and Weight Loss Diary-12 lbs GONE!

IN SHOCK. I am in shock. I NEVER lost this much without starving and now I EAT ALL DAY LONG!!!!! I have zero cravings. ANYONE can do this and lose weight!!!!

My double chin is GONE- NO MAKEUP IN THIS!

Below are some pics of my mini and big meals:

Pics of kiddo with corgi pup.


Day 20-

WEIGHT: 167.6

RESTING HEART RATE: 68 (went up a bit, but still in 60s, so I’m good with that!)
12,001 steps
39 min cardio

NOON- 1st fueling: CINNAMON SWIRL CAKE WITH CREAM CHEESE
2 pm- 2nd fueling: JALAPENO CHEDDAR POPPERS
5:45 pm- 3rd fueling: CREAMY VANILLA SHAKE
7:45 pm- 4th fueling: PENNE RIGATE w pinch of parmesan
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 17-Over 50 and Weight Loss Diary- I SURVIVED THE HOLIDAYS W/NO SIGNIFICANT CHANGE IN WEIGHT!!

I WAS BRAVE ENOUGH TO WEIGH IN AND I GAINED ABOUT ONE AND A HALF POUNDS!!! (Which will be gone by tomorrow). THIS IS THE EASIEST DIET **EVER**!!

Easiest 10 lbs I’ve ever lost in my life… can’t wait for the next 10!

I am so pleased with this diet. I don’t feel sick, I am never hungry. My macros are balanced. I AM NOT STARVING.

Day 17-

Resting Heart Rate: 68 (going back down… yes!)
Morning Weight: 170
12,162 steps
56 min cardio

108 oz of water

11:00 pm- 1st fueling: CARAMEL DELIGHT CRISP BAR AND COFFEE

2:00 pm– 2nd fueling:  CREAM CHEESE CINNAMON waffle thing
5 pm- 3rd fueling: BLACK TRUFFLE CREAMY BUTTERMILK MAC N CHEESE
7 pm- 4th fueling: YOGURT BERRY BLAST SMOOTHIE

9:15 pm- Lean and Green meal:  3 chicken sausages, sauerkraut, veggies

11:15 am- 5th fueling: VANILLA SHAKE

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DAY 16- Even LOWER Weight Today- Xmas Eve- AFTER 50 JOURNAL & WEIGHT LOSS JOURNEY

I’m not gonna lie. I woke up with great expectations and even more weight loss, but I screwed the pooch at R’s fam’s Italian Xmas Eve dinner.

I don’t have much else to report, as the next day shows you how much worse it got lol

Day 16–

Resting Heart Rate: 66
Morning Weight: 168.4
12,010 steps
42 min cardio

90 oz or more of water

11:00 am- 1st fueling: CREAMY DOUBLE PEANUT BUTTER CRISP BAR AND COFFEE

REST OF DAY: Xmas Eve
I tried and failed, but I was moderate with what I ate. Power hydrated after.

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DAY 15- 10 LBS GONE IN 2 WEEKS!! AFTER 50 JOURNAL & WEIGHT LOSS JOURNEY

OK, THIS ROCKED, BUT I HAD NO TIME TO POST BECAUSE OF THE HOLIDAYS. TEN LBS GONE!!!


Day 15–

Resting Heart Rate: 66
Morning Weight: 168.8!! YES!!!
12,597 steps
40 min cardio

96 oz of water

11:45 am- 1st fueling: CHOCOLATE MINT COOKIE CRISP BAR AND COFFEE

3 pm– 2nd fueling: CHILI CRANBERRY BAR THING
6 pm- 3rd fueling: JALAPENO CHEDDAR POPPERS
8:00 pm- 4th fueling:   WILD STRAWBERRY SHAKE

10:15 pm- Lean and Green meal: Salad with chicken and beef and avocado

12:15 am- 5th fueling: CARAMEL CRISP BAR

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Over 50 and Weight Loss Diary Day 12- Lupus/Autoimmune Flare Less Today

When I woke up I felt like crud today, too. Headache in front of the head, but less severe than yesterday. General lethargy (again, less than yesterday). I will do a covid swab today. I have the home tests on my shelf. I just need the energy to get to the shelf. I am not usually prone to headaches or migraines.

I do notice a tickle in my throat, no other cold symptoms. I snore, so scratchy throats in the morning aren’t a bit deal.

I’ve been pushing through with rebounding and steps, but just the minimum to keep the aches and pains away. It also helps my breathing immensely. My body pain is the only thing that has gone away so far, which leads me to continue to believe that this was just an immune system freakout. I have covid long hauler stuff on top of it, so who knows?

UPDATES:

As the day wore on, my symptoms went away and my swab was NEGATIVE!

I had a lot of work to catch up on, so my workouts suffered, but I still got my steps in. I am pretty happy with this diet so far… so much so that I will be probably leaving my coach’s link (when I can find it) on this blog from now on, apparently I get some sort of referral credits. I am not quite sure how that works yet.

Dinner was an easy chicken pho style soup with Miracle Noodles and herbs and avocado as garnish.
Sometimes a proper soup is all a body needs when you’re feeling off-kilter.

OK, NOW FOR MY STATS OF THE DAY:

Day 12

Resting Heart Rate: 68
Morning Weight: not weighing today. I felt yucky and tired. Had to eat first and I only weigh first thing in the morning before weigh-in usually.
12,328 steps
35 min cardio

90 oz or more of water

11:00 am- 1st fueling: HONEY MUSTARD AND ONION STICKS AND COFFEE

1:00 pm– 2nd fueling: CREAMY VANILLA SHAKE
3:45 pm- 3rd fueling: CREAMY DOUBLE PEANUT BUTTER CRISP BAR
6:00 pm- 4th fueling:  RUSTIC TOMATO HERB PENNE

9:11 pm- 5th fueling: CAMPFIRE SMORES BAR

11:15 pm- Lean and Green meal: Miracle Noodle Chicken Pho with basil and herbs and sriracha and avocado

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Over 50 and Weight LossDiary Day 9- a day of rest and insanity

No weight change, which isn’t a big deal.

My biggest issue is remembering to fuel at the right time. I need to start using my Alexa or phone to remind me again.
I barely got my steps in, work has been insane. Life has been insane. I am glad I have this program to keep me focused.

I’m so cranky and it’s definitely not from the diet. People, in general, are having so many issues and tragedies all over my FB feed.

We’re out of decent fresh veggies today and I have a huge work event tomorrow from 10 am til Midnight, so I scraped the barrel for dinner. I have enough miso cod from Costco to last for 2 more dinners.

I will be taking my fuelings with me tomorrow for my first ‘outing’. I plan to eat dinner at the Gala and stick as close to the plan as possible. This will be my first huge test of willpower.

Day 9–

Resting Heart Rate: 66 (WHOA!) I am more concerned and pleased about my heart than the weight loss right now.
Morning Weight: 169.9 (didn’t budge from yesterday)
11,322 steps
48 min. cardio

80 oz of water

12:00 pm- 1st fueling: CHOCOLATE MINT CRISP BAR and a big cup of coffee

2:35 pm– 2nd fueling: DECADENT CHOCOLATE BROWNIE (WAFFLED)- OK, I liked it today and I am usually not big on chocolate. I mixed it a bit thicker. It made 1 waffle that was about the size of a normal brownie.
5:15 pm- 3rd fueling: CREAMY DOUBLE PEANUT BUTTER CRISP BAR (my fave)
7:20 pm- 4th fueling:  ESSENTIAL HOMESTYLE CHICKEN FLAVORED AND VEG NOODLE SOUP (Idk why I don’t make the soups more, they’re so filling and good!)

9:15 pm-Lean and Green meal: Miso Glazed cod and cauliflower rice. NOTE TO SELF: I need to keep my fat calories in a decent target range. Too low fat is not good, either.

11:00 pm-5th fueling: OK, I MISSED THIS. UGH.

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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