Jho, yeah, I tried to post for about 20 minutes straight before noon and it just did nothing--I didn't get any error message. Wow, kudos for your weight loss! 20 lbs. is fantastic! I love how as busy as you are with your wee ones, you take the time to read the posts and can put your thoughts in just a few words--so supportive and straight to the point. I tend to go on and on and on and on and on....
Great example of effective time management. I'm not kidding--I'm impressed.
Here's what I was unable to post earlier:
Joanna, nice job on your calories and finishing your Astro paper. We're rooting for you on your finals. Also, kudos on testing your blood sugar--so important. Maybe you can do that basal when you finish your exams.
Jho, you're gonna pee the bed drinking 100 oz. of water per day.
Kodos on getting in that exercise Tuesday instead of Monday. Remember to give yourself credit for each little thing you accomplish. Thanks for your encouragement on my two days of green. I hope my willpower holds out the rest of the week.
Nobe, thanks for the info on the Yves faux chicken. I'll look for that brand. I agree with the hot dogs--I like the pop of the skin. You get a BIDIA award (But I Did It Anyway) for doing your weights when you felt sluggish. And that 626 calorie deficit, although you view it as a missed goal in red, is something to still be proud of. So I'll be proud of that FOR you.
Darlene, welome back! Do you like your job despite the long hours? Will it always be long hours? I'll bet that little regain will melt right off after you can get back on the wagon and start logging. Thanks for the blessings--right back at ya.
Jeanne, nice Tuesday report! Boy, that WAS a light eating day! Thanks for your enouragement. The only meat replacement I've bought from a store so far are the Boca Vegetarian Burgers and I love them. Would eat them even if I wasn't trying to cut back on meat consumption. My skillet meatloaf patties made with textured soy protein are really delicious--the taste and texture being exactly like my meatloaf made from ground beef. I've discovered if the base for faux meat is neutral (like textured soy protein that takes on the flavor of whatever herbs and spices are added) the flavor can be spot-on. But I am also big on the texture being right. Because I grew up in a poor family and learned to eat whatever was put in front of me, I'll finish my faux chicken patties that were spot-on with flavor but didn't have the right texture. I'll try the Yves brand that Nobe recommended. I'm just a beginner--I'm sure I'll find good meat substitutes if I try hard enough--if not, I can always make lots of meatless dishes like I made last night: sauteed zucchini, onion, and Boy Choy Chinese Cabbage, Dreamfields low net effective carb pasta that tastes exactly like full carb, with tomato and basil Alfredo sauce. I didn't miss the meat at all. Have fun on the quilt retreat!
Boo, spectacular Tuesday report. Major kudos on doing that exercise when you didn't want to! If you ever learn how to grow time, SELL that idea to the right party or agency and you could get rich! But since I'm your pal, you'd tell ME for free, right? LOL Don't feel bad about not keeping up with our posts. We all do have lives outside of the computer.
Lizzie, sorry the OTHERS here are so talkative that it's hard to keep up. ! It's hard for me to get a word in edgewise. LOL Just kidding, I'm one of the yackiest in the bunch, but I'm never offended if people don't have to read my posts. We all have other things to do outside of the cumputer. Sorry you didn't have much time for sleep. Wishing you an easy workday and a good sleep tonight. OMG, I see your goal is 150 by April 28--you can make it! I'll be cheering you across the finish line!
Hope, golly I agree about the friendship on FD. Most of us will never meet in person but this is a place where we can come and share and both give and receive support. I'm sure DD finally deciding on a college and sending in her acceptance and stuff is a big weight off your shoulders. Wow, congratulations on the 135! Fantastic! So what are your birthday celebration plans? I saw Pam was over on the other thread, but I barely have time to keep up with THIS one. I only knew when I caught once that she was the last poster on that forum. I'm really happy to hear about her success.
You have a really nice report so far this week. Way to go!
Mandy, congrats on your workout and on your home/life goals accomplished. Way to go! Best wishes on your oral defense today! Let us know how it went. I'll bet you did great.
Mike, LOL on your advice on how to "get over" people. Kudos on your walk and vitamins yesterday.
Julie, congrats on your water and workout yesterday! I think all of us have some goals that are really hard for us--the trick is to be sure we are setting reasonable goals. I've revised some that were too strict for me because when I get too discouraged I tend to give up completely. You'll find the right balance in time. Big hug to ya. Trying to work out a schedule is a wonderful idea. What a supportive husband you have. Mine is, too, but he doesn't try to help--he just is patient about listening --well, OK, pretending to listen because he can't listen and breathe at the same time. LOL