59Carol's Journal, 19 October 2019

Always nice to log in an solid loss! I am well pleased with my progress this week. I am closing in on 'Onederland'! Soon...

This week is a testament to eating my new 'normal' without a lot of distractions of eating in unfamiliar settings such as vacations or restaurants in general or holiday feast time. It also shows me that what I have been doing works.

My big project was moving all of my husband's CDs. I want to do some renovating where his CDs were and didn't want them to get wrecked or to be in the way. Frankly it was an all day project. I used old milk crates as they are sturdy and stack well. I got 120 CDs in a crate. I needed 27 crates. I didn't have 27 crates sitting empty so I was scouring my garage and other storage spaces and emptying contents into other containers. Carrying the crates downstairs was quite the undertaking. The best news is that not only did I get it done but my knees and the backs of my heels did not cause me grief at the time or the next day! A definite victory.

Yesterday I made a huge Turkey Stew. This is a tradition that my husband did using the Thanksgiving turkey carcass and many vegetables and lots of turkey leftovers. The family treasured the stew as it was delicious and hearty. One of the reminders of his passing is there is no more "Papa's Stew". So I made Dave inspired stew yesterday and froze it. There are 17 bags (each containing 5 cups) in my freezer ready to be distributed to the family. Making this stew was a bittersweet time and an act of love to my husband and to my family.
202.6 lb Lost so far: 65.9 lb.    Still to go: 32.6 lb.    Diet followed reasonably well.

Diet Calendar Entries for 19 October 2019:
1568 kcal Fat: 60.37g | Prot: 77.53g | Carb: 176.23g.   Breakfast: Kombucha, Poached Egg, Yam, Tea (Brewed), Honey, Whole Milk. Lunch: Trader Joe's Ham & Swiss Cheese Sandwich. Dinner: McGavin's 60% Whole Wheat Bread, Butter, Chicken or Turkey Vegetable Soup (Home Recipe), Reese's Peanut Butter Cup. Snacks/Other: 365 Greek Yogurt Plain. more...
2462 kcal Activities & Exercise: Resting - 14 hours and 12 minutes, Stretching (yoga) - 10 minutes, Dance (slow step) - 20 minutes, Sleeping - 9 hours, Weight Training (moderate) - 13 minutes, Walking (slow) - 2/mph - 5 minutes. more...
on diet 59Carol's own diet   losing 2.4 lb a week

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Very nice loss! You are so close to Onederland and once there it is so motivating to stay there! Wow! What a lot of work with the CD's. I have dozens of them and was disappointed to discover when car shopping they no longer put CD players in new cars! 
19 Oct 19 by member: Fritzy 22
Great loss! 
19 Oct 19 by member: HCB
Good work on all fronts! 
19 Oct 19 by member: erikahollister
Your journals make we grin and cry. Wonderful success and very touching thing you did for your family. 
19 Oct 19 by member: LZenn
❤️❤️❤️ 
19 Oct 19 by member: jcmama777
Touching and sweet. Congrats on your progress towards Onederland and thank you for sharing. 
19 Oct 19 by member: kangarouxx
Excited for you❣️ 
19 Oct 19 by member: moopie321
That is a beautiful way to celebrate your husband. You're family will be so happy to get your stew. 
19 Oct 19 by member: nikeit
Thank you for sharing your sweet memory you are carrying on for your family. Happy late Thanksgiving. Congratulations on being able to do so much and still not be feeling bad physically. Not being as heavy lightens the difficulties moving both ourselves and things for sure! ♥️ 
19 Oct 19 by member: melissatwa
Thank you for all of your support! It gives me great pleasure to read your comments. Yesterday I was at an Association meeting at the Land. It is an all day undertaking. I left the house at 7:30 am, went to my daughter's and got into her vehicle with her, my granddaughter and her cousin. We arrived at the meeting at 12:15 pm in time to hear the minutes being read. The first meeting was over at 1:30 and the second meeting was over at 5:00. Then home by 8:30 pm! Eating was out of sync so will need to get into the habits today! I took some of my soup for the potluck. One of our elders told me that when she took her first bite she just couldn't stop until she finished the whole bowl. What a resounding endorsement!  
20 Oct 19 by member: 59Carol
I love it when someone loves something I've cooked or baked. Doesn't happen often enough. :) 
20 Oct 19 by member: LZenn
I really enjoy cooking for people. When I was still working, I made breakfast for my students and my students' children and my staff every morning. It did my heart good to see them all enjoying a hot breakfast. I wasn't terribly fancy as I was cooking for around 15-20 people. The menus included such things as hot oatmeal (not instant!) or oven omelets or home made biscuits that sort of thing. My students were mostly living on their own and barely making ends meet. Not all of my students had children but about 10% did. The children were in our school daycare.  
21 Oct 19 by member: 59Carol

     
 

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