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

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

100ย oz of water

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Day 30-Over 50 and Weight Loss Diary-ย 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 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:ย 69
12,357 steps
44 min cardio
ย *BUT 201 ZONE MINUTES!!*

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

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Day 25-Over 50 and Weight Loss Diary- Still Sick and More Harry Potter Bedroom Slow Progress

My second box of food comes today (ordered it early and included things I knew I loved)!!! I am sick of fuelings I don’t like- glad I know what works for me now and what doesn’t.

Did I mention how much I love this diet journey? It’s so easy and fits my lifestyle… not having to think is a major win for me.

Maisie is still feeling poorly, but she is so excited about her new bedroom. We planned to do the painting, the rest of the cleaning, and begin decorating today, but we ended up sick as well. A few more things were pulled out of her room, but we have barely enough energy to even function and have to covid test in the morning.

We all felt so awful by nightfall, but got the spackle, spot painting, and rug installed. I monogrammed the lamp shade with her initials. It could have been executed better, but I felt like crap.


The bed is delayed, so the child is sleeping on a mattress on the floor. She ended up ON THE FLOOR, with the cat on the mattress.


Day 25-

WEIGHT: 167.1 (NO CHANGE FROM YESTERDAY… CAN’T WIN EM ALL)

RESTING HEART RATE:ย 66
12,188 steps
43 min cardio

10:30 am- 1st fueling:ย Bar of some sort with a big cup of coffee
1:00 pm- 2nd fueling:ย another bar because I am too tired to move
3:00 pm- 3rd fueling:ย DECADENT CHOCOLATE BROWNIE (waffled with plain laughing cow light cheese)
6:00 pm- 4th fueling:ย ZESTY LEMON CRISP BAR (my new box of fuelings arrived today with new things to try!!)
8:30 pm-ย Lean and Green meal:ย chicken sausages, cauliflower, avocados
10:45 pm-5th fueling: coffee because I forgot to eat ugh

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:ย 68ย 
12,017 steps
42 min cardio

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