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Day 41-Over 50 and Weight Loss Diary- The Day of Leisure

YESTERDAY’S DINNER- FIGURED OUT HOW TO MAKE A RECIPE CARD!

I spent the day working and getting into the rhythm of this diet program. We had a snow storm hit, so no reason to venture into the tundra.

I mostly made videos about my skincare for reels on IG

Lean and Green was a shrimp salad thing and I did a skin peel with L’BRI, after taking a long soak…

Day 41-

WEIGHT: didn’t weigh in. Going to do it once a week from now on.

RESTING HEART RATE: 78 again, yuck
13,280 steps
28 min cardio
 today was just a lazy day. Period.

10: 40am- 1st fueling: CREAMY DOUBLE PEANUT CRISP BAR and coffee
1:40 pm- 2nd fueling: CHOCOLATE PUDDING
3:40 pm- 3rd fueling: CREAMY CHOCOLATE SHAKE
6:45 pm- 4th fueling: ZESTY LEMON CRISP BAR
9 pm- Lean and Green meal: shrimp and avo salad and cottage cheese
11 pm- 5th fueling:  Shake

92 oz of water

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Day 40-Over 50 and Weight Loss Diary- so busy today

I made Filipino garlic fried cauliflower rice with shimp for the lean and green and it was already better than the last one- so good. Today’s blog is short because I was so busy.

Day 40-

WEIGHT: IDK, had 2 meetings to run to and was late, so missed that window

RESTING HEART RATE: 77 yall!! it is GOING DOWNNNNN! WOOHOO!!
11,953 steps
40 min cardio
 yes!

10:35 am- 1st fueling: DOUBLE CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER CRISP BAR and coffee
2:00 pm- 2nd fueling: CHOCOLATE PUDDING
5 pm- 3rd fueling: DECADENT CHOCOLATE BROWNIE with laughing cow lite
7 pm- 4th fueling: CARAMEL MACCHIATO SHAKE
9:40 pm- lean and green meal:  shrimp with cauliflower garlic fried rice

100 oz of water

11 pm- 5th fueling: fell asleep again

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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 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 18-Over 50 and Weight Loss Diary-DOWN ANOTHER POUND!!

Woke up another pound gone… I have never, ever NOT gained weight during the holiday season! I.LOVE.THIS.PROGRAM.

I will be 53 in February and I am SO happy in my own skin now, thanks to L’BRI.
I marvel over how I am able to eat so much and so often and still drop weight.
Yes, I use the rebounder and fitbit… no, I haven’t yet done my yoga nor weights- I still have to add those in, but enjoying the peace and quiet of the holiday season.

linktr.ee/missmaisieandme for yours

The Harry Potter obsession holiday highlights (this is just a fraction of it):


Day 18-

WEIGHT: 169

RESTING HEART RATE: 66
13,002 steps
50 min cardio

11:30 am- 1st fueling: CREAMY DOUBLE PEANUT BUTTER CRISP BAR
2 pm- 2nd fueling: CREAMY VANILLA SHAKE
4:15 pm- 3rd fueling: DECADENT CHOCOLATE BROWNIE WITH CHEESECAKE FILLING (waffled as usual)
7:15 pm- 4th fueling: ROASTED GARLIC POTATO CAKES
9:30 pm- Lean and Green meal: Salad with garlic vinaigrette, chicken sausage, cherry tomatoes, and avocado
11:45 pm-5th fueling: YOGURT BERRY BLAST
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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Over 50 and Weight Loss Diary Day 14- 2 WEEK BEFORE/AFTER PICS and Weight Loss Totals!

HIT THE 2 WEEK MARK WITH A BIG DROP IN WEIGHT! I am over the moon.

The starting weight from the week before was 179.



If I use the weight from the week before I began the diet (because I was terrified to step on the scale on the first day), I’ve lost 9 lbs in 2 weeks!!!

It was been sooo easy. I am looking forward to continuing to lose weight, despite the challenges of the holiday season. I *WILL* lose the pandemic and baby weight finally and for good. Honestly, this is the easiest diet I’ve ever tried.

If you are interested in trying this, I will give you my referral to my coach for a health assessment.

Now for my embarrassing before/afters:

plus lupus and other autoimmune issues, plus whatever else…

Day 14–

Resting Heart Rate: 67
Morning Weight: 170.2!! I feel like this is actually fat loss now and not as much water… I actually measure inches thinner all over!!
12,100 steps
49 min cardio

96 oz or more of water

10:00 am- 1st fueling: CAMPFIRE SMORES BAR AND COFFEE

1:00 pm– 2nd fueling: CREAMY VANILLA SHAKE
3:45 pm- 3rd fueling: JALAPENO CHEDDAR POPPERS
6:00 pm- 4th fueling:   WILD STRAWBERRY SHAKE

8:15 pm- Lean and Green meal: Salad with chicken and beef and avocado

11:15 pm- 5th fueling: CREAMY DOUBLE PEANUT BUTTER CRISP BAR

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Over 50 and Pandemic Weight Loss Diary Day 5- ADVOCACY FOR OUR SICK AND ELDERLY.

Why I need to stay alive/control my health and weight/be healthy… for my baby.

Woke up to the phone ringing and have some impromptu stuff to suddenly do. I was late with my first fueling. A bit after, I got a call from my mom’s nursing home (she has dementia and is getting over Covid and having other issues that are scary and unrelated) that Mama fell again. She’s been doing this so much lately and we’re worried. Her doctor has been really apathetic and this is unacceptable.
Once people have a dementia diagnosis, they are STIGMATIZED and thrown away by the system.

Couple that with the fact that she is a brown (Filipino) person who cannot advocate for herself and it’s a nightmare. She also has numerous genetic odd health problems not commonly seen in the general US populations, like APP (porphyria) and dermatomyositis.

I have literally been on the phone since I woke up, non-stop. My anxiety is THROUGH THE ROOF.

They sent her back to the hospital (I am updating this post as things happen), so I am waiting with a pit in my stomach near my laptop to keep abreast of her test results.

UPDATE: She has a variety of strange health issues and 4 cracked ribs. They admitted her. Today has been very scary.

So, today in my Optavia group, we were tasked with the following:

“List 5 things you can see, 4 things you can hear, 3 things you can touch, 2 things you can smell, and one thing you can taste”

FIVE THINGS I CAN SEE:
1. the Alexa
2. Rowan the corgi
3. Maisie
4. This laptop
5. my nails typing

FOUR THINGS I CAN HEAR (no mean feat, because I have hearing loss):
1. the bathtub water running

2. Maisie talking in my ear
3. Rowan shuffling around

4. the kid breathing

THREE THINGS I CAN TOUCH:
1. Maisie at my elbow

2. Rowan’s fur

3. This keyboard

TWO THINGS I CAN SMELL (not much, I had covid and it never came back completely):
1. The dog
2. Hell, I need a shower

ONE THING I CAN TASTE:
1. my lingering bad breath from the coffee (yikes!)

Went to my friend’s to get my lashes done and she surprised me with Xmas Balenciaga pajamas! These are my day 5 pics, no makeup. I am getting quite silver now.

these will suffice as my day 5 pics



OK, NOW FOR MY STATS OF THE DAY:

Day 5
Morning Weight: 172 (no change since yesterday)
13,200 steps
57 min. cardio

80 oz or more of water

11:00 am- 1st fueling: CREAMY DOUBLE PEANUT BUTTER CRISP BAR and a big cup of coffee, because, DAMN. I needed it this morning. I was late fueling due to phone calls and family emergencies.

1:00 pm– 2nd fueling: HONEY CHILI CRANBERRY NUT BAR WITH FLAXSEEDS, PUMPKIN SEEDS, AND ALMONDS. (this tasted better today. Probably because my person has been purged of sugary tastes since starting this diet. It’s good, it’s ok.)


3:00 pm- 3rd fueling: CINNAMON CREAM CHEESE SWIRL CAKE (waffled). Meh, ok. My kid said it smelled like apple pie. I’m not even a fan of cinnamon rolls, so I have no idea why I ordered it. Some will love it, tastes like pumpkin spice stuff. I am not a huge pumpkin spice fan.


6:00 pm- 4th fueling:  ROASTED GARLIC SMASHED POTATOES waffled with a pinch of reduced fat cheddar- so good

8:05 pm- 5th fueling: CAMPFIRE S’MORES CRISP BAR


10:30 pm- Lean and Green meal: CHICKEN AND SHRIMP CAESAR SALAD and 2 oz of avocado