Jen's checkin thread

Counting carbs/calories is a drag. Obsessive scale stepping is a recipe for despair. If you want to count something, "days on habit" is a much better metric. Checking off days on a calendar would do just fine, but if you do it here you get accountability and support. Here's how. Start a new topic in this forum called (say) "Your Name Daily Check In." Then every N day post a "reply" to that topic as to whether you stayed on habit. A simple "<font color="green">SUCCESS</font>" or "<font color="red">FAILURE</font>" (or your preferred euphemism if that's too harsh) is sufficient, but obviously you're welcome to write more if you want. On S-days just register that you're taking an S-day. You don't have to do this forever, just until you're confident you've built the habit. Feel free to check in weekly or monthly or sporadically instead of daily. Feel free also to track other habits besides No-s (I'm keeping this forum under No-s because that's what the vast majority are using it for). See also my <a href="/habitcal/">HabitCal</a> tool for another more formal (and perhaps complementary) way to track habits.

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Post by jenji » Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:39 pm

168#.

Yesterday ended up suddenly busy, so I did not cook. We went out for sushi. I did stay green.

Breakfast:
Greek yogurt, granola (1/4 cup), coffee.

Lunch:
Black bean chili (vegetarian), cheddar cheese, maybe an apple.

Dinner:
Fresh pasta from my farm share, I think.

I got back to the gym tomorrow early.
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Post by automatedeating » Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:35 am

In addition to your solid habits, I admire your commitment to your workouts! I'd like to start doing some more resistance training, but I tend to get injuries as soon as I up the intensity. :-( Do you have any thoughts for me? Neck, and knees, and more recently elbows and shoulders - those are the parts that typically start hurting.
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Post by lpearlmom » Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:39 am

Way to stay green! Sushi—yum!
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Post by jenji » Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:45 pm

169# today.

Two days green in a row! Woo hoo! We did eat the pasta, and I had an apple with dinner, too. I've been doing full plates, but not unhealthy contents. Hoping to put another green day in the bank. I did the personal training this morning at 6 AM and ran/walked (informal intervals) there and back.

Breakfast - Rice, beans, cheese (what was left after filling my kid's lunch), blueberries, cucumber slices, coffee
Lunch - Leftover chili with a bit of rice and cheese, apple, clementine.
Dinner - Chicken thighs, I think
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Post by jenji » Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:50 pm

automatedeating wrote:In addition to your solid habits, I admire your commitment to your workouts! I'd like to start doing some more resistance training, but I tend to get injuries as soon as I up the intensity. :-( Do you have any thoughts for me? Neck, and knees, and more recently elbows and shoulders - those are the parts that typically start hurting.
My first piece of advice is to go easier on the weights than you think you need to. Heavy weights are great, but only for a few reps. And it's easy to overdo reps with light weights, too. You should only be shaking on the last one or two reps. Only do what you can with good form. This is a video of my old trainer explaining a key part of weightlifting form - tall and tight:
https://www.fitnessforfeminists.com/sin ... _source=so
There is some other good advice on her site.

I think you know not to lift or do strength every day - usually 3 days in between, unless you are working different muscles (which is why serious lifters have "leg day", "arm day", etc.). You need rest days. Those are great days to do some yoga. I like the Yoga with Adriene videos on Youtube.
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Post by jenji » Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:29 pm

167.5#.

Three days green. Woo hoo! I am going back to basics and giving myself a full plate. Last night, I took 2 chicken thighs instead of one for dinner, with a bunch of broccoli and some leftover rice and beans, and I had a good sized breakfast today after working out. My "dessert" was a small glass of cream-top milk. No sugar, but damn, it's rich and delicious.

This was my 4th session with the personal trainers. This trainer, Portia, made me work harder! They did say that they go easy on you at first to gauge your abilities. I guess I'm past the honeymoon. I did another 6 am class. I am pretty tired (from lack of sleep, not the workout per se). I will try to get to bed early tonight.

Breakfast: Half bagel with cream cheese, a bit of leftover chicken soup, half of a huge apple, coffee and milk.
Lunch: ? Maybe I will buy lunch today.
Dinner: Lamb chops, maybe with roasted squash/pumpkin and rice.
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Post by automatedeating » Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:46 pm

Good job on the workouts!

And lamb chops sound delicious!
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Post by jenji » Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:01 pm

Friday was green, too, although I stayed up too late. I am in a weird spiral of pushing myself to go on not enough sleep, and then I think my body gets used to finding a second wind in the evening. My kid was out, and I wanted to stay up until she was home on Friday, but instead I did that plus stayed up another 2 hours. Why?

Oh well. Not a big workout weekend. I worked out on Friday but only walked on Saturday and Sunday (about 3.5 miles each day). I have a training session scheduled today after work.

169# this morning.

Breakfast today:
Life cereal, Greek yogurt, coffee

Lunch: ? About to figure that out. It's cold and rainy, and I'm craving carbs.
> Ended up with school lunch: breaded chicken tenders, cauliflower, sweet potato, spinach salad, green beans, pear.

Dinner: Maybe takeout. My boyfriend will be away, so maybe I'll get something that my kid likes and he doesn't.
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Post by automatedeating » Tue Nov 20, 2018 2:58 am

Good strategy for feeding kid while boyfriend away!

I wonder if you are staying up late because you are needing more alone time? That occasionally happens to me, but it's actually more the reverse -- I wake up abominably early to have some peace and quiet. It's not planned. It just happens sometimes.
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Post by jenji » Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:44 pm

automatedeating wrote:Good strategy for feeding kid while boyfriend away!

I wonder if you are staying up late because you are needing more alone time? That occasionally happens to me, but it's actually more the reverse -- I wake up abominably early to have some peace and quiet. It's not planned. It just happens sometimes.
Yes, that is possible. Also, I discovered binge watching on my iPad, which is bad for me, because I never turn on the TV when my kid is doing homework, but I will watch something on the iPad with headphones on.

I did stay green last night. I made us scrambled eggs, asparagus, fancy English muffins, and an apple. (My boyfriend turns up his nose at breakfast for dinner, but he was in New York.) I went to bed early, while my kid was still awake, which I don't love to do. If she is left to her own devices, she texts too much and doesn't go to bed on time. Still, my body needed the sleep. I slept from 9:30 to 6 AM and felt well rested.

I worked out last night and this morning with the trainer, trying to squeeze in my sessions before the holiday. I ran (with some walk breaks) to the gym and back. It's 1.1 miles, so I did 2.2 miles before breakfast. :)

Lunch: I brought one meatball in sauce in my thermos (leftover from my kid's lunch prep). I think I'll run out and get a salad and a roll to go with it.

Dinner: ?? I have done a good job cleaning out my fridge for the holiday, so I don't have much. I could make lentil soup. I have a little sausage to cook, which goes well with the lentils.
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Post by jenji » Wed Nov 21, 2018 7:25 pm

Yesterday was green. I did get a salad, just before the announcement about Romaine lettuce.
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Last night dinner - souvlaki sandwich and fries.

Breakfast- black bean soup, cucumber
Lunch - cracked oats and pumpkin pie (I am allowing it as a rare mod)
Dinner - ?

We need to get up early tomorrow to get a train.
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Post by automatedeating » Sun Nov 25, 2018 12:35 am

OMG, Jen! I ate like THREE bags of Romaine lettuce in the few days before that announcement! Sheesh! And I have been feeling a tiny bit off the last few days. I keep wondering if I'm just paranoid or if it would have been worse if not for my mega-yogurt diet, haha

hope the train took you someplace nice for the holiday. :-)
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Post by jenji » Mon Nov 26, 2018 3:29 pm

automatedeating wrote:OMG, Jen! I ate like THREE bags of Romaine lettuce in the few days before that announcement! Sheesh! And I have been feeling a tiny bit off the last few days. I keep wondering if I'm just paranoid or if it would have been worse if not for my mega-yogurt diet, haha

hope the train took you someplace nice for the holiday. :-)
I hope you are fine today! We went to Philly. The train was pretty relaxing - we did the Acela so it is a little cushier and has a place to plug in devices, etc.

172# today. I know that working out is probably why I'm a bit heavier, so I'm trying to disengage from weird feelings about that until I get the workout routine set. I did the personal training this morning and ran there and ran/walked back (2.2 miles total).

Once I get solid in the workouts, I can work on putting a fence around the law. One habit at a time.

Breakfast - A strange collection - 4 cocktail shrimp, 1/2 bagel and cream cheese, 1/2 apple, coffee and milk
Lunch - Green salad with 3 oz chicken and lentils. More coffee. This was a little bit of leftover chicken. It looked so pitiful, but that is supposed to be one serving of protein.
Dinner - I am planning chicken thighs, maybe some biscuits and kale.
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Post by jenji » Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:55 pm

Just ran my stats in Habitcal for the 5 months June, July, Aug, Sept, Oct. My failure rate is 15%. If I can get that down to much more occasional, I will likely start losing weight again. Just thinking right now, no plan at present.
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Post by automatedeating » Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:53 am

I'll put it another way: 85% success. :-)
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Post by jenji » Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:16 pm

automatedeating wrote:I'll put it another way: 85% success. :-)
Thanks!

Today I am at 169#, which is more pleasant.

I did not have the energy to make biscuits last night for dinner, but I did roast a sugar pumpkin while the meat was roasting. So dinner was chicken, pumpkin, and leftover string beans with an apple. My kid turned up her nose at the slice of pumpkin, declaring that it didn't taste like anything, just "mass". She did eat some of the pumpkin seeds that I roasted on the side.

Breakfast: Greek yogurt, 1/4 cup life cereal, 1 pc bacon, coffee and milk
Lunch: Lentil soup, apple, probably more coffee
Dinner: Pizza? There will be pizza at my board meeting tonight.

No workout today - long work day ahead. I will next go to the trainer on Thursday morning. I may do a 20 minute yoga video as an antidote to some stiffness and tightness from the workout yesterday. I did foam rolling last night, which did help.

One thing I'm doing differently with food is trying to get some variety for packed lunches for me and my kid. Occasionally I've been buying lunch from the prepared food section of my local market, and splitting them between us. One $9 prepared bowl or entree salad is enough food for two people. Letting myself buy one of those once a week or so makes packed lunch more enjoyable. I buy them in the 1/2 hour after an early morning workout, on the walk home, and treat myself to store-bought coffee, too. I've also been buying one bagel with cream cheese for the two of us when I get bagels, so that there is less waste, and so we have room for a little fruit with our breakfast.
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Post by jenji » Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:15 pm

168# this morning.

Last night I had a momentary impulse to eat a piece of pizza, standing up in my kitchen, before putting the leftovers away. I did not do it. Go, me!

Breakfast- toast and jam (semi-naughty), coffee and milk
Lunch - ? I should eat leftovers but don’t want to
Dinner- something from my farm share
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Post by automatedeating » Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:38 pm

Congrats on the pizza-avoidance!

And I say "boo!" on leftovers for lunch. :-)
Oh, and surprised (pleasantly) that your farm share is still sending you stuff at the end of November!
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Post by jenji » Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:19 pm

automatedeating wrote:Congrats on the pizza-avoidance!

And I say "boo!" on leftovers for lunch. :-)
Oh, and surprised (pleasantly) that your farm share is still sending you stuff at the end of November!
I have a farm share that includes meat, dairy, apples, etc. It's not a true farm share where you pay a flat amount at the beginning. The model is that we customers commit to buying at least $40/month from a group of farms in Northern VT, and you can order whatever you want from their website each week. I get it all year. Not all products are available all year - even eggs have a season when there are none. But there is always something.

We had sushi for dinner instead of farm share stuff. I was tired and willing to pay for good food. We did have some of the farm share apples with dinner. I did not weigh today.

Breakfast - leftover miso soup, english muffin pizza, cucumbers, oj, coffee and milk - wow that sounds insane when I write it out, but it did fit on a plate. And the miso was a 1/2 serving.

Lunch - 2 pieces of pizza, leftover oshitashi (spinach), apple, more coffee

Dinner - roasted chicken (from my farm share), roasted potatoes, cucumber, and broccoli. I also had some haldi milk with one sugar after dinner.

I did a workout this morning and jogged to the gym and back, with some walk breaks. I did the 30 minute strength workout and 5800 steps this morning so far. This is the 3rd week of my six week trial membership at this gym. It is motivating for me to have the appointments, and to have them be a short 30-minute slot that I can fit into my morning. I am scheduled for another one tomorrow. I am a bit sleep deprived. My muscles feel very slightly sore with this new routine, which is kind of perfect. It's enough that I know I am challenging my muscles, but not enough to hurt them.
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Post by jenji » Fri Nov 30, 2018 4:33 pm

168.5# today

I did a 6:30 workout (30 min strength) and ran there and walked back.

I roasted a chicken last night for dinner.

Breakfast today-
1/2 bagel and cream cheese, coffee & milk, 1/2 glass cream top milk, apple

Lunch today
Lentil soup with chicken (from last night), apple, english muffin.

Dinner today
?? I want to make chicken soup from the chicken carcass, but I don't know if it will be done for dinner tonight. I might make it after dinner for tomorrow.
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Post by jenji » Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:10 pm

169# today

I did make chicken soup and ate it a lot this weekend. We had a party last night for the first night of Hannukah, and I ate a lot of sweets. We celebrate all the nights, but in a lower key way after our party, so I will not designate them as S days.

This weekend, I also drank a fair amount of egg nog, some with rum, which is delicious and yet makes me feel disgusting. Alas.

Today
Breakfast - leftover Ethiopian pumpkin, lentils, injera, and 1/4 jelly donut (slightly naughty). Coffee and milk
Lunch - bean and turkey chili
Dinner - More leftovers from party, maybe Chicken moo shi.

Workout tonight at 5:30 at Get in Shape for Women. Then cardio and head home. I did not work out or even get walks in this weekend. Too many errands, getting ready for the party, getting my kid to rehearsal and then to a concert, getting her to a girl scout event, getting me to a fundraiser wrapping gifts for my kid's school. On Friday, we had a movie night, and I ate a bit of popcorn after dinner, so I will call that a fail.
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Post by automatedeating » Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:57 pm

jenji wrote: I also drank a fair amount of egg nog, some with rum, which is delicious and yet makes me feel disgusting.
Oh my gosh, so so true on both accounts.
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Post by lpearlmom » Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:14 am

Happy Hanukkah 🕎!! I’m excited to see a fellow Jew in here!

Curious why eggnog makes you guys feel disgusting? Like sick?
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Post by jenji » Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:11 pm

I think that it’s not the fat in eggnog that makes me feel sick, it’s the sugar. I like it but wish it were half as sweet.
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Post by jenji » Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:12 pm

Red last night. Having party food like salty peanuts and chocolates out in bowls does a number on my will power when I am tired. Oh well, fresh day today. I did work out last night, and had the moo shi for dinner, but ate peanuts as soon as I got home, and had some chocolate after dinner.
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Post by jenji » Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:09 pm

Ay, crap, another predictable fail (peanuts and chocolate). Small amounts, but still. We had sushi for dinner last night.

Today
Breakfast - half bagel with cream cheese, blackberries, coffee and milk
Lunch - Moo shi chicken leftovers with rice
Dinner - ??

I did another 6:30 AM workout today. I feel good and am starting to see progress in muscle strength returning.
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Post by jenji » Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:16 pm

Yeah last Thurs and Fri both were fails, too. Solid red last week. :shock: Leaving chocolate gelt candy out in a bowl is a recipe for failure for me. I also think a bratty part of myself thinks I either should be crushing my workouts (I am!) or eating right (whoops), not both. I worked out with the trainer on Wed morning, Thurs evening, and Saturday morning, and again today in the morning.

Also ate a lot of meat and sugar this weekend. We made Christmas cookies and ate them. We made a half batch, and sent a container of them to my daughter's D&D group, but the rest, we ate at home. They were delicious, at least, and by this morning, I was craving healthy food.

Detoxing today. I had plain yogurt, 1/2 apple, and broccoli for breakfast, with coffee and milk. The yogurt tasted good to me.

Lunch: Black bean soup, small pc cornbread, broccoli rabe sauteed with olive oil.

Dinner: Maybe chicken thighs, rice and beans. I forgot to pre-cook the beans, so it would have to be in the pressure cooker.
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Post by jenji » Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:49 pm

Green yesterday. 169.5 today. Reclaiming my ability to say:
  • * no thanks,
    * not now,
    * maybe later,
    * some other time, and
    * what I really want is sleep, not food!
We had chicken, kale, and rice for dinner, with 1/2 grapefruit on my plate for my "dessert".

I am cooking the beans in the crockpot today and will have them tonight with rice.

Breakfast -
Raspberry coffee cake and coffee (grey area, but I allow it)
Lunch - one plate at the buffet, Harvest India, mostly bindi masala and rice, yum
Dinner - rice and beans, perhaps with some broccoli and and orange

I have a workout scheduled this afternoon with the trainer.
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Post by jenji » Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:53 pm

lpearlmom wrote:Happy Hanukkah 🕎!! I’m excited to see a fellow Jew in here!

Curious why eggnog makes you guys feel disgusting? Like sick?
By the way, I should've said, it's my boyfriend who is the Jew. We've been celebrating Hanukkah with him (and Passover, more importantly) since he moved in with us 7 years ago. He is a "secular Jew". The holidays are important to him for family, food, etc.
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Post by automatedeating » Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:27 am

your food sounds good!
Hope the workout went well!
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Post by jenji » Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:34 am

automatedeating wrote:your food sounds good!
Hope the workout went well!
I am trying to work in more vegetarian meals. My rice and beans were tasty. Dried beans cooked in the crockpot are so much more yummy than canned beans (which are fine, but meh). I added sautéed onions and celery, sweet red peppper spice, a bit of hot sauce, vinegar, thyme, and garlic, and I cooked it all with a leftover ham bone from my pork roast earlier in the week. Finished it with a bit of frozen corn mixed in, and diced tomatoes. 😋

My trainer today talked with me about how I shouldn’t always avoid stressing my muscles. That’s how they get stronger. I know that, but I also have had many overly-enthusiastic starts at strength training, followed by a pulled muscle and enforced inactivity. I will keep what he said in mind, though, because I think he sees that I could work harder...
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Post by jenji » Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:47 pm

169.5 today

Breakfast -
Raspberry cake, broccoli, couple pieces of clementine, coffee

Lunch - weird collection from the hot bar at Broadway market. Rice, plaintains, veggies, Jamaican jerk chicken.

Dinner was Indian food takeout from Guru - dal and rice and veggies.
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Post by eschano » Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:28 pm

Sounds delicious in the crockpot!
I can’t even tell you how often I’ve seen people give it all at the beginning of training and then immediately burn out to stop doing it. (I used to work reception at a gym). Think the professionals sometimes forget this isn’t a full time job for and energy will be needed for the rest of the day. That said, it’s great to push a bit past the limit.
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Post by jenji » Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:09 am

Thank you for the validation, eshano. I don't want to burn out. I like this gym because it's social and supportive. I want to keep building good habits of showing up there.

I did a workout this morning at 6:30. Last night, I walked to get the Indian takeout, snatching a small victory from the jaws of lethargy. I got about 8,600 steps as a result. It was BRISK out there in the dark.

I ran to the gym and back this morning. Did 1/2 hour training. My lower back is a little sore. I will try some stretches tonight. It might be because I was on the computer all day. I got 5,600 steps today, basically just the 2.2 miles to the gym and back, and walking a couple blocks from my parking.

Breakfast today -
Leftover dal (lentils), rice, aloo phali (potatoes and green beans), some plain yogurt, and broccoli. Coffee and milk, a thermos full over the morning.

Lunch -
Red beans from my crockpot, a roll with butter, dried mango, some cheese.

Dinner -
Lamb chop, turnip, both fried in butter. 1/2 Grapefruit. Tea. I am finishing what will be my 4th green day, after a week of reds last week.
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Post by jenji » Fri Dec 14, 2018 4:17 pm

170# today

Breakfast
Red beans and rice, coffee and milk

Lunch & dinner
TBD

I did walk to work today (2.2 miles). So if I walk home, it will be 4.4 miles.

No other workout today, but I do have an appointment for an 8 AM workout tomorrow.
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Post by jenji » Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:39 pm

Did a workout on Saturday and this morning at 6:30. I feel both energized but also sleepy. I know that's contradictory.

I made bread pudding last night. It was okay. My kid was not a fan.

I didn't bake otherwise, because our neighbors dropped off cookies, and that was the perfect amount of sweets.

I made it through last week solid green after solid red the week before.

Breakfast today - Fried egg, green peas, coffee with milk.
Lunch today - Small chicken club sandwich, potato chips, apple.
Dinner today - also TBD. Maybe chicken soup. My kid is still sick after several weeks with a cold. Over the weekend, we drank a lot of hot water with lemon. I don't have time to make soup, but I could buy some at Whole Foods.

** Edited to say - I did not make it to Whole Foods, so no chicken soup. Dinner - ribs (bought prepared), red kuri squash, snow peas, a little cheese.
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Post by Octavia » Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:16 am

That’s fantastic Jen, getting a solid green week in! Great work. It’s been a while since I managed a full green ‘un. Must try harder.

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Post by jenji » Tue Jan 01, 2019 8:50 pm

Will start logging again tomorrow. I feel off during my vacation.
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Post by jenji » Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:02 pm

Ok, I had not tracked since December 18, so I just did a best guess reconstruction in HabitCal. Back to real tracking today. I took a lot of yellow days, between actual holidays, the days I hosted parties, and more.

I did do mostly green last week, with a Thursday fail (seconds and snack), as I recall.

My weight has been 168-171, depending on the day. I'm not panicked about it being slightly up, because I have been lifting weights.

Today:
Breakfast - toast, leftover chicken soup, coffee and milk
Lunch - will go out - maybe Chinese
Dinner - ?? Maybe more chicken - I have chicken legs to cook, so even if we don't eat it tonight, I should cook them, either just roasted or make more soup.
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Post by jenji » Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:39 pm

Last night's dinner was Rod Dee takeout (silver noodles, crispy chicken). It was red, but just barely. I had a tiny bit of seconds. I need to keep the serving dishes off the table. I did pretty well, and I think today I can keep it to one plate.

Today -
Breakfast - leftover silver noodles.
Lunch - Izzy's takeout (Puerto Rican rice and beans, steak, salad). I did well in portioning it onto a plate, and not just eating from the container. The container probably held 2 platefuls.
Dinner - ? TBD - I am working a lot, so probably more takeout. The beauty of living in the city.

Tomorrow is a nutso day. Hope to lean on the habits to keep me sane and fed.
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Post by jenji » Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:41 pm

Green yesterday. I forgot that we had a fundraiser for one of my kid's activities last night, so we bought pizza for dinner to benefit the chorus.

Today -
Breakfast - life cereal, tea, chicken broth (that sounds weird, but I felt parched and a bit under the weather)

Mid-morning event - coffee, water

Lunch - leftover PR food from Izzy's - steak, beans, rice, salad, apple. More coffee

Afternoon slump (right now) - tea

Dinner - added later - Dinner turned out to be a very full plate of fried fish from the farm share, couscous, kale, and marinated artichokes.
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Post by oolala53 » Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:38 pm

Here's to a 2019 of moderate eating! Congrats on pretty much maintaining your habits enough to have a respectable loss. You are beating the odds!
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Post by jenji » Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:01 pm

Breakfast - 2 fried eggs, pea pod stems, coffee and milk.

Lunch - Leftover Ethiopian food (some) and leftover ramen from kid's lunch. Big plate.

Dinner - I have a fresh pizza crust from the farmshare, so maybe sausage & onion pizza.
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Post by jenji » Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:33 pm

I did make that pizza Thursday, and it was good.

Friday -
Breakfast - Last of the chicken soup
Lunch - leftover pizza
Dinner - Mexican food at Jose's (red - I ate chips and salsa before dinner and had a margarita, which I consider a sweet).

Today -
Breakfast - berries, a bit of raspberry cake (not frosted), sausage
Lunch - chicken soup from Whole Foods, roll, hummus, salad, apple
Dinner - pork chop, pasta with butter and red pepper.
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Post by jenji » Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:04 pm

Red yesterday. Ate my kid's pasta when she did not. Worrisome on two levels. She didn't eat much dinner or much lunch yesterday, or much breakfast today. She did eat the pork chop last night and had a bowl of blueberries. She did not eat the chicken soup I packed for lunch, instead eating the pear only. I am keeping my eye on her because I know teenage girls are prone to eating disorders. She is slim already and should not get any slimmer IMO. Not that I would ever comment to her about this. It is likely that she just got distracted and talked during lunch, but I'm putting it here to remember to watch this.

Today, my food
Breakfast - one fried egg, tortilla, cheese, guac, salsa, coffee
Lunch - one plate, Indian buffet. Rice, raita, chicken curry, chana, naan, bindi masala, some kind of green bean.
Dinner - more Indian food? Sushi? I want something that my kid will be excited about. (We had Guru the Caterer takeout in the end.Indian food)
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Post by jenji » Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:52 pm

Weighed myself today - 172.5.

Breakfast - Soft boiled egg, roll, coffee and milk
Lunch - Split pea soup, also some leftover mixed veggies (spicy, from Guru)
Dinner - ? On my own for dinner, no family
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Post by automatedeating » Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:13 pm

Oooh, on your own tonight? Enjoy yourself!
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Post by oolala53 » Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:22 am

I was reading this before bed and that Indian food made me feel some hunger pangs. Very unusual for me!
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Post by jenji » Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:44 pm

170.5 this morning.

Breakfast -
1/2 cup plain greek yogurt, life cereal, coffee

Lunch -
2 pieces of pizza, orange

Dinner - need to cook some haddock that I have. Maybe fish chowder.
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Post by automatedeating » Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:08 am

Your dinners often sound creative and nourishing. It seems like you truly enjoy creating in the kitchen! That is neat!
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Post by jenji » Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:57 pm

automatedeating wrote:Your dinners often sound creative and nourishing. It seems like you truly enjoy creating in the kitchen! That is neat!
I do like to cook!

170.5 today. Ran out without breakfast, so I’m about to go grab something at the supermarket.

Lunch will be pizza again - second day of middle school events. I always joke that if my nonprofit added a pizzeria department, we could save big bucks. We are buying $475 in pizza today for 90 kids and 90 adults.

Actual food recorded later:
Breakfast - turkey chili, apple (weird, I know, but the eggs on the hot bar looked gross)
Lunch - too busy to eat during the program, so I went again to the Indian buffet for lunch. Hard to beat $9 for such a good lunch.
Dinner - Went out for burgers and fries, with wine. Came home and went rogue - ate an ice cream sandwich, these fancy ones with peppermint ice cream from the local dairy. ***Red day***

Can't win them all
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Post by jenji » Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:04 pm

I should decide if tomorrow's holiday is a yellow day or not. I do not celebrate MLK Day with any particular food, but we will be home, and may want to do some winter baking. Hmmm
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Post by oolala53 » Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:14 pm

If it's really not that special to you, consider letting it go. It's best not to look for reasons to declare NWS days, IMHO. It's also good to think that being is home is a perfectly good day to do Vanilla. Otherwise, being home gets paired with what are supposed to be exceptions when it's very possible to get lots of pleasure from the regular meal structure.

But whatever you decide, as I'm fond of saying- enjoy it!
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Post by jenji » Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:27 pm

oolala53 wrote:If it's really not that special to you, consider letting it go. It's best not to look for reasons to declare NWS days, IMHO. It's also good to think that being is home is a perfectly good day to do Vanilla. Otherwise, being home gets paired with what are supposed to be exceptions when it's very possible to get lots of pleasure from the regular meal structure.

But whatever you decide, as I'm fond of saying- enjoy it!
It would be more about creating some winter baking memories with my kid. But maybe I will just bake a non-sweet like like buttermilk scones. No sugar in them - more like a biscuit
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Post by oolala53 » Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:10 am

Yes, savory baked goods are nice, too.
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Post by jenji » Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:20 pm

I did make it a yellow day, but stuck with the scones. I did not add a sweet.

Today-
Breakfast - broccoli, ribs, clementine, coffee
Lunch - red bean and corn soup (defrosted), clementine
Dinner - Maybe Rod Dee (Thai) takeout - I have a board meeting, and will not have time to cook. Our typical order is silver noodles and crispy chicken with lime cream sauce. (It's light on the cream, just drizzled).

I do not normally have back pain, but today and yesterday, I've had a stiff back. Yesterday, I walked about 3 miles, but the day before, I sat on my couch, typing all day for work. I may have hurt it by spending so much time sitting on a soft surface. I am hoping to go do some hot yoga tomorrow to see if that helps.
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Post by automatedeating » Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:21 pm

Sorry to hear about your back, Jen. :-(
That must be uncomfortable and frustrating - you are normally so active I bet you hate not being able to move around freely.
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Post by jenji » Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:32 pm

Still keeping my eye on my kid to decide if I'm worried about her eating. She has always had a habit of picking at most meals, then gorging at maybe one meal a day. However, lately, I don't see her gorging, either, so I was worried that she was deliberately fasting. She seems to be eating what I'd consider to be one normal meal, then picking at the other 2 meals, barely eating them. E.g., her lunchbox came home with just the pear eaten at lunch, and the rest of the lunch untouched. She was doing school work at lunch instead of eating is what she said.

She is also doing the teenage thing of buying junk and filling up on that after school. She ate a whole bag of goldfish the other day. Again, just putting this here to remind me to keep my eyes open. I checked her search history on the computer the other day, nothing worrisome. Need to check her phone.
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Post by jenji » Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:03 pm

170# today.

I did hot yoga at lunch, and my back feels better. I realized that I must've hurt it shoveling, but it was a delayed stiffening. I didn't feel it until the day after I shoveled snow and broke up ice in front of my house.

Breakfast - almonds, one pork and leek dumpling, coffee with milk

Lunch - szechuan green beans, 4 shrimp, apple, coffee

Dinner - ? maybe pizza. I have a night event for work, and I'd like to get my kid settled before I head to that.
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Post by automatedeating » Thu Jan 24, 2019 12:17 am

Your schedule sounds really hectic with the evenings at events. That must be hard to eat well, but you do such a fantastic job. And I hope kiddo enjoys a nice meal for dinner, too. :-)
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Post by jenji » Thu Jan 24, 2019 12:27 pm

Well, it was a red day yesterday. Got home from my “fast pitch†event feeling anxious. Ate another piece of pizza (pepperoni and broccoli) and a bite of granola.

I have another night event tonight, although I’ve hit my limit on desire to leave the house at night. I just want to be in my cozy home tonight!

169.5 this morning.

Breakfast- maybe eggs? I have nearly 2 dozen due to poor planning.
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Post by automatedeating » Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:51 pm

eggs sound perfect. :-)
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Post by jenji » Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:06 pm

jenji wrote:Well, it was a red day yesterday. Got home from my “fast pitch†event feeling anxious. Ate another piece of pizza (pepperoni and broccoli) and a bite of granola.

I have another night event tonight, although I’ve hit my limit on desire to leave the house at night. I just want to be in my cozy home tonight!

169.5 this morning.

Breakfast- maybe eggs? I have nearly 2 dozen due to poor planning.
Once I checked my fridge, I realized that I had sausage that was even more in need of being cooked before going bad. The eggs will keep longer.

Breakfast - Sausage, grapes, greens (pea pod stems), coffee
Lunch - power bowl with oats, left over sausage, greens, and almonds. Clementine, dried mango. More coffee.
Dinner - ANOTHER NIGHT EVENT. I am ready to hibernate, but I have to go to this. So, dinner will probably be more pizza or burrito or something.
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Post by automatedeating » Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:12 pm

good luck getting through tonight. I know that "ready to hibernate" feeling.
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Post by jenji » Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:50 pm

Yesterday was a green day, only because I was too tired to get up and eat more. I wanted to cheat, but I wanted to sit on the couch more than that. So, victory. I have not been exercising much. My normal walking is about 5,500-6000 steps, which is what I've been doing.

Dinner was pizza.

Today -
Breakfast - one fried egg, broccoli, coffee
Lunch - cafeteria food - BBQ chicken, greens, corn bread, corn, mashed potatoes, pears. A heavy plate.
Afternoon - more coffee
Dinner - ?? Maybe out to eat with my sweetie. Kid will be with her dad. I also have a lamb roast (butterflied leg of lamb) that I could make, either tonight or tomorrow. So, I have options. Most important is to get sleep tonight! Last night I woke in the night from nightmares.
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Post by oolala53 » Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:50 pm

I hope the nightmares weren't about eating.
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Post by jenji » Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:47 am

oolala53 wrote:I hope the nightmares weren't about eating.
No, I actually don’t have stress or fears about that, thankfully.
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Post by lpearlmom » Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:08 pm

Hope you were able to catch up on some sleep!
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Post by jenji » Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:27 pm

I've been overwhelmed lately and need to slow down. The ironic thing is that the pace often makes me less efficient at work, rather than more efficient. I bang out a ton of content, but it is less important content. Also, my kid is over-committed, and I waste brain space and time either trying to ferry her from one evening thing to another, or contacting friends for rides or supervised walks places. Maybe this weekend we can talk together about this. I think she needs to give up her dog walking, at least one of the days, and recruit a friend to assume her duties. And I need to say no to things that I cannot do. Oh well, that's for another journal, except that I think the pace is affecting my body a bit.

Today -
breakfast: lamb, pea pod stems, scone, blueberries
Lunch - Power bowl with oats, currants, clementine, 1/2 apple
Dinner - Chicken burrito with black beans, rice, pico, and avocado, clementine, milk
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Post by jenji » Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:00 pm

168# today.

Breakfast - Raspberry cake - this recipe, but I skip the sugar on top. https://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food ... ake-353616, coffee, some lamb
Lunch - power bowl with oats, greens, and lamb
Dinner - pizza, I think
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Post by jenji » Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:14 pm

Dinner last night was pizza and salad. I did a tiny cheat, but I'm going to call it green because it was very small. I had 1/2 a Girl Scout cookie - split it with my kid.

Today
breakfast - greek yogurt (plain), with a sliver of raspberry cake, clementine, coffee with milk
lunch - kale and bacon soup with white beans and chicken stock base, apple
More coffee

Dinner - pork chops, cole slaw, and rice is what I have planned
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Post by jenji » Fri Feb 01, 2019 6:11 pm

Still at 168# today.

Yesterday dinner was as planned except that I didn't make rice, and instead we had slices of baguette with artichoke spread. Green day.

Today
Breakfast from Whole Foods hot bar - coffee, scrambled eggs, 1 slice bacon, quinoa, roasted asparagus and yellow peppers

Lunch - maybe Indian buffet

Dinner - Burrito, followed by sangria out, then a bunch of potato chips. Red day.
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Post by jenji » Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:50 pm

170# today.

Yesterday
Breakfast - chili
Lunch - power bowl - oats, etc. Clementine, cole slaw.
Dinner - Steak, French bread with artichoke spread, French bread with Peanut butter, and greens. Cup of warm milk before bed.

Today
Breakfast - oatmeal and blueberries, coffee
Lunch - chili, kumquat I forgot that I have a lunch date. Will save this food for tomorrow. Probably a sandwich for lunch.
Dinner - ? takeout probably
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Post by automatedeating » Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:57 pm

So many late nights for you! How many evenings a week do you typically have to work?
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Post by jenji » Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:59 pm

I have about one meeting a week at night or on the weekend for work. Then I am on several committees or boards that are my own fault, which have night meetings. Then the kid activities.
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Post by jenji » Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:48 pm

Today -
Breakfast - 1/2 piece of sourdough with Peanut butter
small pear
coffee

Lunch -
Turkey breast (roasted it last night), small pear, 1 piece sour dough, small serving tortilla chips

Dinner-
Sushi?
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Post by jenji » Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:35 pm

Breakfast -
1/2 pc pizza, coffee

Lunch - taking my intern out to lunch, Indian buffet

Dinner - ? Ethiopian?
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Post by automatedeating » Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:37 pm

Sounds pretty fancy to have an intern! :wink:
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Post by jenji » Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:13 pm

automatedeating wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:37 pm
Sounds pretty fancy to have an intern! :wink:
We are an agency that engages about 1,000 volunteers. We currently have 5 interns. I guess that is fancy, sort of. On the ground it looks more raggedy though.

170#
Breakfast today- 1/2 English muffin with some jam (slight cheat), greek yogurt, coffee
Lunch - school lunch, chicken tacos, rice, beans, carrots, salsa, cheese, sour cream
More coffee
Dinner - roast chicken thighs, 1/2 coconut bao (again slight cheat, oh dear), 1/2 grapefruit, cucumber, pea pods

It all fit on one plate, but the coconut bao was sweet.
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Post by jenji » Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:17 pm

YELLOW DAY - EARLY VALENTINE'S Day

Breakfast-
1/2 grapefruit, coffee, grapes, cukes

Lunch
Souvlaki sandwich, salad, coffee, clementine

Dinner
Fish, fried potato, broccoli, sangria
Dessert - chocolates
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Post by jenji » Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:15 pm

We celebrated Valentine's Day yesterday, so I took a yellow day and ate the chocolate and drank the sangria. Today will be a normal day.

Breakfast
Chicken, cucumber, clementine, coffee

Lunch
Pulled pork school lunch - full plate

Dinner
Bean burrito?
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Post by jenji » Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:50 pm

Green yesterday. We had pasta and marinara sauce for dinner with a slice of bread and artichoke dip, and an apple for dessert.

Breakfast today-
Raspberry buttermilk cake.

Lunch -
Supermarket sushi (salmon/avo maki)

Dinner?
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Post by lpearlmom » Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:40 pm

Chocolate and sangria-yum!! Glad you enjoyed your Valentine’s Day!
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Post by jenji » Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:07 pm

170.5
Randomly got a period this weekend, resetting the menopause clock again. Technically you are not in menopause until you have not had a period for 12 months.

I haven't been running at all for a few weeks, since I stopped the gym membership. I have done a few workouts - mostly walks and a ski day earlier this week. I went out running today, taking advantage of the good weather (temps in the 40s). I took it slow and interspersed walking with the running, allowing me to make it 4 miles. It felts good. Tomorrow with be a crap day for weather, and I am thinking of going to hot yoga in the morning.

I haven't got back on Habitcal since the board switchover. I was thinking I might try another app to keep track of red/green/yellow. But I am not sure what. I think if I stop tracking, it will bite me in the butt eventually.
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Post by automatedeating » Sun Feb 24, 2019 2:07 am

Good luck finding an app (or restarting Habitcal). I agree that tracking is important. Glad the run felt good, and I think it's so awesome that you do hot yoga.
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Post by BackToThin » Sun Feb 24, 2019 6:11 am

jenji wrote:
Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:07 pm

Randomly got a period this weekend, resetting the menopause clock again. Technically you are not in menopause until you have not had a period for 12 months.
I know! So frustrating!!!

I've had menstrual cramps and hot flashes on the same day !!!
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Post by Soprano » Sun Feb 24, 2019 6:24 am

jenji wrote:
Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:07 pm
170.5
Randomly got a period this weekend, resetting the menopause clock again. Technically you are not in menopause until you have not had a period for 12 months
Tell me about it, mine seem to reappear ever 6 months or so!!

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Post by automatedeating » Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:40 pm

You guys are making me extra nervous about menopause! :|
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Post by Soprano » Sun Feb 24, 2019 6:50 pm

To be fair, mine has so far been mild but definitely impacted on how much I can eat....
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Post by jenji » Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:42 pm

I had middle of the night hot flashes for a while, but they subsided on their own. Other than that, menopause has been not bad. But I am also realizing that I just don't need as much food as I used to.
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Post by Staff Assistant III » Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:58 pm

jenji wrote:
Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:42 pm
I had middle of the night hot flashes for a while, but they subsided on their own. Other than that, menopause has been not bad. But I am also realizing that I just don't need as much food as I used to.
Yes, this bums me out. I used to have an amazing metabolism and I miss it!
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Post by sharon227 » Wed Feb 27, 2019 2:53 am

I sympathize! I also had an incredible metabolism when I was younger, and wow do I miss it. I went from never gaining weight. to gaining but easily losing, to gaining even when I exercise and don't eat a lot!

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Post by jenji » Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:52 pm

170# this morning

I have been sick and not getting enough sleep. I have another long night tonight but hope to get to bed early tomorrow night.
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Post by jenji » Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:26 pm

169.5# today.

Green yesterday, green so far today.

I've been getting a lot of steps in, too. Wednesday night, I had only walked about 5,000 steps, and then my kid came home crying because she lost her phone while walking the neighbor's dog. We walked all over the snowy field where she lost it, in the dark, and by the end, we'd recovered the phone and I'd walked 15,000 steps. So I will call that a win.
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Post by sharon227 » Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:22 am

A double win! The steps and the phone!

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Post by automatedeating » Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:15 pm

Oh my goodness - that sounds like you guys were looking for ages. So sorry about the added stress to your evening - but great that the silver lining is more movement! And probably a bonding time for you and kiddo.
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Post by jenji » Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:41 pm

My kid asked to try out being a vegetarian for one month. She's worried about climate change. Unfortunately, she also really likes meat, so this could be a hard month. So far, we are eating a lot of beans, lentils, pasta, and cheese. I am trying to do it with her, except for lunch. I often eat a vegetarian lunch, but not always.

168.5# this morning. I took the T to work yesterday and walked a lot. 12,000 steps yesterday.

Breakfast today:
Leftover injera, lentils, cabbage, pumpkin (Ethiopian cafe takeout), coffee and milk

More coffee

Lunch
Red beans, rice, pork, pea pod stems, grapes

Dinner tonight - ?? Maybe eggs and toast with greens
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Post by margot17 » Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:41 pm

We recently took the same choice for environmental reasons, but we opted for flexitarian, just to be yeah, flexible. We actually almost never eat meat, I sometimes eat a slice of parma ham, but it's nice to have that option open. And so far it's worked great! my son never liked beans before but, because now he feels he has a good reason to eat them, has adapted wonderfully. Everybody actually in my family feels only better for it, also physically I must say.

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Post by jenji » Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:39 pm

margot17 wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:41 pm
We recently took the same choice for environmental reasons, but we opted for flexitarian, just to be yeah, flexible. We actually almost never eat meat, I sometimes eat a slice of parma ham, but it's nice to have that option open. And so far it's worked great! my son never liked beans before but, because now he feels he has a good reason to eat them, has adapted wonderfully. Everybody actually in my family feels only better for it, also physically I must say.
That's awesome! We do eat meat several times a week, so this will be an adjustment. When my kid was little, she didn't like starches and would not eat rice, bread, potato, sweet potato, squash, etc., so I got away from cooking them. Now she will eat rice and bread, at least. She eats a wide variety of fruits and veggies, so that's great.

We had pie today for breakfast, for Pi Day ostensibly, although to be honest we just eat pie sometimes for breakfast, in a stretch of the No S Diet.

The combination of walking a lot and eating a lot of beans and Greek yogurt may have restarted my weight loss. Weighed in at 166.5 today.
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Post by margot17 » Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:24 pm

If our kids hang on tight, in a few years clean (cell-based) meat will be out at reasonable prices. And there are already plant-based meat substitutes, like those produced by Beyond Meat, I haven't tasted their products because they're only sold in US I believe (at Whole Foods) but it's fascinating how they're using technology to recreate the texture and sensory experience of real meat. We're following with interest Beyond Meat's IPO in Nasdaq, which should happen shortly, I personally have little doubt that this sector will develop very fast.
ETA: Actually E just told me they're sold in UK as well. He's the one reading their S-1 form.

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