My Weight-Loss Journey Day 23

started dieting on May 15, 2020. Welcome to my journey.

My Fast Track Week Three – Day 3

Previously, I made a fifteen-week meal plan. This is week three, day 3. I have been dieting for two weeks and three days. 

I was planning to stay within a 1,200 calorie limit today, as per yesterday’s planning. I was already not doing well with fasting, then I got some great news that threw me into full celebration mode. Yes, that’s a part of mania. It happens to us Bi-Polars. 

Next is my daily food memo for day 23 of my weight-loss journey.

—————- MY FOOD MEMO FOR SUNDAY, JUNE 8, 2020 —————-

My Daily Food Diary – Day 23

Current Weigh In: As of Saturday, June 6 (Day 21) of my weight-loss journey, I weighed in at 249 pounds. That means I have lost 1 pound since finding out that I was misreading my scale. Since I am not sweating the small stuff and only weighing in once a week to see results on a grander scale instead of stressing over daily ups and downs, my next weigh in is Saturday, June 13th. We’ll see what happens…

AM Notes

Monday Exercise
  • Stretching periodically while working at my computer, and walking to check the mail.
Monday Food & Drinks

Monday Overnight Snack at 4:30 am

  • 2 Bowls of Cereal – 300 calories
  • Total Breakfast Calories = 300

Monday Breakfast at 8:30 am

  • None – 0 calories
  • Total Breakfast Calories = 0

Monday Morning Break / Snack at 10:30 am

  • 1/4 L of Water (8.45 fl oz) – 0 calories
  • Total Morning Break Calories = 0

Monday Lunch at 12:30 pm

  • 1/4 L of Water (8.45 fl oz) – 0 calories
  • 1 Slice of Original Stuffed Crust® Pepperoni and Pineapple Pizza = 335 calories
  • 2 Honey BBQ Bone-Out Wings (100 cal/wing) = 200 calories
  • 1 Cinnabon® Mini Roll – 80 calories
  • Total Lunch Calories = 615

Monday Afternoon Break / Snack at 4:30 pm

  • None – 0 calories
  • Total Afternoon Break Calories = 0

Monday Dinner at 9:30 pm

  • 1 Slice of Original Stuffed Crust® Pepperoni and Pineapple Pizza = 335 calories
  • 3 Honey BBQ Bone-Out Wings (100 cal/wing) = 300 calories
  • 1 Hershey’s® Triple Chocolate Brownie – 260 calories
  • Total Dinner Calories = 895

After Dinner Break / Snack

  • None – 0 calories
  • Total After Dinner Break calories = 0

Total Calories Consumed: 1,810 calories as of 10:00 pm

(If this was two weeks ago, I would be happy with that number, since my limit was 2,500. Tomorrow I have to work, so I’ll surely be eating less and walking more).

My Monday Water Intake: 1 L (36.9 fl oz, close to two 8 oz glasses)

PM Notes

  • Take night meds.
  • Record weight at bedtime.
  • Record today’s weight-loss / gain.
  • Note tomorrow’s work schedule: not scheduled.
  • Set alarm for tomorrow morning.

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————– MY DAILY WEIGHT-LOSS JOURNAL FOR MONDAY, JUNE 8, 2020

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My Daily Food Journal – Day 23

So, I was talking with my therapist (we’ve been having phone appointments since COVID 19 started) and she asked me what was new in my life (basically). So, I began telling her about how I had started an online business teaching psychology and mental health classes on the Internet.

I sent a link to my website to her email address. She opened the message but could not follow the link because of browser restrictions on her workplace computer. Somehow, however, she was re-directed to another link, which took her to a description of My Psych Teacher as a registered Limited Liability Company.

So this is why I threw the diet out with the water today. It’s official! My Psych Teacher LLC is on the books!

 

CertificateOfExistence_MyPsychTeacherLLC

I applied for my business entity registration on May 25, 2020. It was supposed to take three weeks to approve, so I was not expecting any notice until June 15th. There are many things that I was waiting on because I needed my filing to be registered before I could continue.

If I was a drinker (which I am not – only had one tiny sip of beer in my entire life and that was about the age of 6 when my aunt was trying to keep my cousins and myself busy so she could have her phone chat), I would have gone out and had myself a very expensive drink. Since I don’t drink and have no desire to start, I took today off from dieting and bought pizza and wings for the whole family.

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My Weight-Loss Journey Day 22

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My Fast Track Week Three – Day 2

Previously, I made a fifteen-week meal plan. This is week three, day 2. I have been dieting for two weeks and two days. 

For the third full week of my Fast Track (my weight-loss journey days 21 to 27), I will fast from rising until 3 pm, taking no food and drinking only water during fasting hours. By the end of this week (after about a month of dieting), I want to have a cumulative weight loss of at least 10 pounds (I originally set this goal for losing 10 pounds when I thought my starting weight was 270 lbs.

Now that I know my starting weight is 250, I consider that good enough. So, by the end of this week I hope to have lost another 5 pounds.

My meals for week three will be during a late lunch and dinner hours, with a snack after each meal. I fast-tracked my calorie limit by skipping the week three limit and implementing the week four limit. Thus, my goal is to eat within a 1,200 calorie per day limit.

Next is my daily food memo for day 23 of my weight-loss journey.

—————- MY FOOD MEMO FOR SUNDAY, JUNE 7, 2020 —————-

My Daily Food Diary – Day 22

Current Weigh In: As of Saturday, June 6 (Day 21) of my weight-loss journey. I weighed in at 249 pounds. That means I have lost 1 pound since finding out that I was misreading my scale.

AM Notes

Sunday Exercise
  • Standing and walking around at work.
Sunday Food & Drinks

Sunday Breakfast at 8:30 am

  • None – 0 calories
  • Total Breakfast Calories = 0

Sunday Morning Break / Snack at 10:30 am

  • None – 0 calories
  • Total Morning Break Calories = 0

Sunday Lunch at 12:30 pm

  • 1/4 L of Watermelon Juice (8.45 fl oz) – 90 calories
  • 5 Wint O Green Mints – 75 calories
  • Total Lunch Calories = 165

Sunday Afternoon Break / Snack at 4:30 pm

  • None – 0 calories
  • Total Afternoon Break Calories = 0

Sunday Dinner at 6:00 pm

  • None – 0 calories
  • Total Dinner Calories = 0
  • None – 0 calories

After Dinner Break / Snack at 8:30 pm

  • 4 Rice Rolls – 160 calories
  • Total After Dinner Break calories = 160

Total Calories Consumed: 0 + 0 + 165 + 0 + 0 + 160 = 325

1,500 – 325 = 1,175 calories remain as of 8:30 pm

My Sunday Water Intake: 1/4 L (8.45 fl oz, close to one 8 oz glass)

PM Notes

  • Take night meds.
  • Record weight at bedtime.
  • Record today’s weight-loss / gain.
  • Note tomorrow’s work schedule: not scheduled.
  • Set alarm for tomorrow morning.

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————– MY DAILY WEIGHT-LOSS JOURNAL FOR SUNDAY, JUNE 7, 2020

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My Daily Food Journal – Day 22

Daily Reflection & Goal Setting

So, today my calorie intake limit is 1,200. But, as you can see from today’s Daily Food Diary, I only ate 325 calories. That’s not even a healthy low. Why did I miss so many meals? I was in a creative zone.

I spent 11 hours and 52 minutes (according to my timesheet), working and forgetting about eating, updating my mother’s business website and adding a shopping site.

My mother is an African American, US Army Veteran. She started a fashion company in 2007. I have been her webmaster since the beginning. Yesterday, I started updating her website, which I am hired to do every month for a few hours.

Mom started her business in 2007 in order to help her gain clients for her sewing skills. I have been her webmaster since the beginning. In 2013, I was promoted to Chief Information Officer (CIO). I now handle all digital branding, social media, website design and maintenance, public interests, artist development, and division strategies (just for starters).

Part of a heritage of entrepreneurs (my Great Grandmother founded Velvatex School of Beauty Kansas. It was the first and only one owned by an African American at that time), mom has served veterans and civilian families for over fifty years with a variety of talents. She is a gifted seamstress and a creative force which has inspired me and empowered others to become entrepreneurs.

Mom’s business is Sherell Ra Sha Inc., a fully online fashion and publishing company at sherellrasha.com. If you know anyone who wants to publish a book, this is a great place to start. There is no charge for initial publication. You only pay a royalty when and if your book sells!

About Sherell Ra Sha, Inc (from sherellrasha.com/about)

Our story began with the dream of Deborah Morris, the current CEO. From the age of six, Mrs. Morris carried the dream of launching a fashion mogul. In 2007, she founded Sherell Ra Sha Inc, a consignment and service company with a vision of helping families recover from poverty and natural disaster. This leap secured the fact of faith in her vision.

The business saw its first major progress when Mrs. Morris enrolled in a fashion design program at Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) in the Fall of 2011, leading to development of the first fashion show, held at the Iowa Culinary Institute “ici” Bistro on the DMACC campus.

Today, the company is family owned and operated with one mind for the future: nothing less than success. Our endeavors showcase the unity and talents at our core. Together, we are pioneering a path to put Iowa on the fashion map. From showcase to runway, Sherell Ra Sha Inc is working it. 

Watch this video from the first fashion show / banquet in 2013.

Follow Sherell Ra Sha on Facebook @SherellRaSha.

Buy the “We Are One People” t-Shirt (featured at the top of this article) from Sherell Ra Sha Inc.

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My Weight-Loss Journey Day 20

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My Fast Track Week Two – Day 14

Previously, I made a fifteen-week meal plan. This is week two, day 14. I have been dieting for two weeks. My goal is to eat within a 1,500 calorie limit. Tomorrow begins week three. I will reduce my calorie intake to 1,200 per day. I can’t wait to see if I’ll have the will power to stop eating when I reach my limit.

Next is my daily food memo for day 20 of my weight-loss journey.

—————- MY FOOD MEMO FOR JUNE 5, 2020 —————-

My Daily Food Diary – Day 20

Next Weigh In: Saturday, June 6 (Day 21) of my weight-loss journey. I’m getting anxious about this. I almost weighed myself this morning, but chose to keep up the suspense. I am really interested to see if I have lost any weight because I am not really eating what you would call diet foods.

AM Notes

Friday Exercise
  • Standing and walking around at work.
Friday Food & Drinks

Friday Breakfast at 8:30 am

  • None – 0 calories
  • Total Breakfast Calories = 0

Friday Morning Break / Snack at 10:30 am

  • None – 0 calories
  • Total Morning Break Calories = 0

Friday Lunch at 12:30 pm

  • 1/4 L of Watermelon Juice (8.45 fl oz) – 90 calories
  • Total Lunch Calories = 90

Friday Afternoon Break / Snack at 4:30 pm

  • 1/4 L of Watermelon Juice (8.45 fl oz) – 90 calories
  • 5 Wint O Green Mints – 75 calories
  • Total Afternoon Break Calories = 165

Friday Dinner at 6:00 pm

  • 1/4 L of Bottled Water (8.45 fl oz) – 0 calories
  • 1 Small Fry from Burger King – 320 calories
  • 8 Chicken Nuggets from Burger King – 380 calories
  • 1 Ice Cream Cone – 250 calories
  • Total Dinner Calories = 950

Friday After Dinner Break / Snack at 8:30 pm

  • 12 Corn Chips – 160 calories
  • Total After Dinner Break calories = 0

Total Calories Consumed: 0 + 0 + 90 +165 + 950 + 160 = 1,365

1,500 – 1,365 = 135 calories remain as of 8:30 pm

My Friday Water Intake: 1/4 L (8.45 fl oz, close to five 8 oz glasses)

PM Notes

  • Take night meds.
  • Record weight at bedtime.
  • Record today’s weight-loss / gain.
  • Note tomorrow’s work schedule: not scheduled.
  • Set alarm for tomorrow morning.

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————– MY DAILY WEIGHT-LOSS JOURNAL FOR JUNE 5, 2020 ————–

My Daily Food Journal – Day 20

Daily Reflection & Goal Setting

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My Weight-Loss Journey Day 19

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My Fast Track Week Two – Day 13

Previously, I made a fifteen-week meal plan. This is week two, day 13. I have almost been dieting for two weeks. It seems like much longer. My goal is to eat within a 1,500 calorie limit. Next is my daily food memo for day 19 of my weight-loss journey.

—————- MY FOOD MEMO FOR JUNE 4, 2020 —————-

My Daily Food Diary – Day 19

Next Weigh In: Saturday, June 6 (Day 21) of my weight-loss journey. I’m getting anxious about this. I almost weighed myself this morning, but chose to keep up the suspense. I am really interested to see if I have lost any weight because I am not really eating what you would call diet foods.

AM Notes

Thursday Exercise
  • Standing and walking around at work.
Thursday Food & Drinks

Thursday Breakfast at 8:30 am

  • 1/4 L of Bottled Water (8.45 fl oz) – 0 calories
  • Total Morning Break Calories = 0

Thursday Morning Break / Snack at 10:30 am

  • 1/4 L of Bottled Water (8.45 fl oz) – 0 calories
  • Total Morning Break Calories = 0

Thursday Lunch at 12:30 pm

  • 1/4 L of Bottled Water (8.45 fl oz) – 0 calories
  • Total Lunch Calories = 0

Thursday Afternoon Break / Snack at 2:30 pm

  • 1/4 L of Bottled Water (8.45 fl oz) – 0 calories
  • 20 Wint O Green Mints – 300 calories
  • Total Morning Break Calories = 300

Thursday Dinner at 6:00 pm

  • 1/4 L of Bottled Water (8.45 fl oz) – 0 calories
  • 3 Ice Cream Cones – 750 calories
  • 3 Large Beef and Bean Burrito – 610 calories
  • Total Morning Break Calories = 1,360

Thursday After Dinner Break / Snack at 10:30 pm

  • 1 Ice Cream Cone – 250 calories
  • Total After Dinner Break calories = 0

Total Calories Consumed: 0 + 0 + 0 + 300 + 1,360 + 250 = 1,910

1,910 – 1,500 = I am 410 calories over my goal limit as of 10:30 pm
(… but still under 2,000 for the day. That’s not bad.)

My Thursday Water Intake: 1 1/4 L (42.25 fl oz, close to five 8 oz glasses)

PM Notes

  • Take night meds.
  • Record weight at bedtime.
  • Record today’s weight-loss / gain.
  • Note tomorrow’s work schedule: not scheduled.
  • Set alarm for tomorrow morning.

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————– MY DAILY WEIGHT-LOSS JOURNAL FOR JUNE 4, 2020 ————–

My Daily Food Journal – Day 19

Daily Reflection & Goal Setting

I was back to work today after two days off. I told my boss that I can only work 1/2 day shifts from now on. I found that with my mental illness, a full day of work in the public sector is just a little too much for my bi polar brain. I start to get fuzzy about the details of my job, forgetting things and repeating myself unnecessarily. I can’t afford to make that many mistakes. It’s just as well. I am pouring all of my free time into my business and can use the free time to build it well – not to mention the extra rest.

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Today in the History of Psychology and Mental Health

June 4, 1922. Stanley F. Schneider was born. Schneider’s 25 years of service at the National Institute of Mental Health was marked by the promotion of innovative education, training, and research efforts in psychology. He won the APA Award for Distinguished Education and Training Contributions from the American Psychological Association in 1988.

More on this day in the history of psychology.

My Weight-Loss Journey Day 17

I started dieting on May 15, 2020. Welcome to my journey.

I recently learned that my 2nd cousin committed suicide. His mother and one other person found him shot dead in his bedroom. When I was in college completing my first degree, a friend of mine was found hanged in his dorm room.

In my dark ages, I too contemplated suicide and prepared to swallow a bottle full of anti-psychotic prescription pills. I understand how suicide can seem like a viable option in the face of lingering depression and overwhelming life challenges.

How did I overcome my most recent battle (a twenty-two day stay in a psychiatric ward)? I read a book I had published before being hospitalized.

Order Shine: A Woman of Purpose by Shenica Graham

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Now, I am on a mission to help those suffering with mental illness and those who are plagued by suicidal thoughts, to recover from the broken heart and mind. I am going to use My Psych Teacher University to create positive changes in the lives of the mental health community.

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), about 48.3 million adults in the U.S. alone have some form of mental health condition each year. If you are struggling with a mental health issue, it is important to seek help now from a doctor, psychologist, or mental health practitioner.

GET HELP NOW: If you or someone you know may be contemplating suicide, help exists. Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or take part in the Lifeline Chat online 24/7.

Need a mental health kick on the go? Try these apps.

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My Fast Track Week One – Day 11

Previously, I made a fifteen-week meal plan. This is week two, day 11. My goal is to eat within a 1,500 calorie limit. Next is my daily food memo for day 17 of my weight-loss journey.

—————- MY FOOD MEMO FOR JUNE 2, 2020 —————-

My Daily Food Diary – Day 17

Next Weigh In: Saturday, June 6 (Day 21) of my weight-loss journey.

AM Notes

Tuesday Exercise

  • None.

Tuesday Food & Drinks

Tuesday Overnight Snack at 3:30 am

  • 2 Cups of Honey But Cheerios Cereal – 200 calories
  • 1 Cup of Almond Milk – 80 calories
  • Total Breakfast Calories = 280

Tuesday Breakfast at 8:30 am

  • 1/4 L of Bottled Water (8.45 fl oz) – 0 calories
  • 1 Slice of French Toast – 170 calories
  • 1 Tbsp of Syrup – 55 calories
  • Total Breakfast Calories = 225

Tuesday Morning Break / Snack at 10:30 am

  • 1/4 L of Bottled Water (8.45 fl oz) – 0 calories
  • Total Morning Break Calories = 0

Tuesday Lunch at 12:30 pm

  • 1/4 L of Bottled Water (8.45 fl oz) – 0 calories
  • Total Lunch Calories = 0

Tuesday Afternoon Break / Snack at 2:30 pm

  • 1/4 L of Bottled Water (8.45 fl oz) – 0 calories
  • Total Morning Break Calories = 0

Tuesday Dinner at 6:00 pm

  • 1/4 L of Bottled Water (8.45 fl oz) – 0 calories
  • Total Morning Break Calories = 0

Tuesday After Dinner Break / Snack at 8:30 pm

  • 1/4 L of Bottled Water (8.45 fl oz) – 0 calories
  • Total After Dinner Break calories = 0

Total Calories Consumed: 280 + 225 + 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 = 505

1,500 – 505 = 995 calories remain as of 11:00 am

My Tuesday Water Intake: 3 L (104.1 fl oz, close to twelve 8 oz glasses)

PM Notes

  • Take night meds.
  • Record weight at bedtime.
  • Record today’s weight-loss / gain.
  • Note tomorrow’s work schedule: not scheduled.
  • Set alarm for tomorrow morning.

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————– MY DAILY WEIGHT-LOSS JOURNAL FOR JUNE 2, 2020 ————–

My Daily Food Journal – Day 17

Daily Reflection & Goal Setting

Tomorrow’s Goals

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My Weight-Loss Journey Day 16

I started dieting on May 15, 2020. 

Today I played video games with my son. It’s something we have gotten away from since I was working so much. I enjoy our quality time together. I think it is important that I do not let my quest for money get in the way of our relationship.

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My Fast Track Week One – Day 10

Previously, I made a fifteen-week meal plan. This is week two, day 10. My goal is to eat within a 1,500 calorie limit. Next is my daily food memo for day 16 of my weight-loss journey.

—————- MY FOOD MEMO FOR JUNE 1, 2020 —————-

My Daily Food Diary – Day 16

Next Weigh In: Saturday, June 6 (Day 21) of my weight-loss journey.

AM Notes

Monday Exercise

  • Standing and walking at work.

Monday Food & Drinks

Monday Breakfast at 7:45 am

  • 1/4 L of Bottled Water (8.45 fl oz) – 0 calories
  • 2 Cups of Honey But Cheerios Cereal – 200 calories
  • 1 Cup of Almond Milk – 80 calories
  • Total Breakfast Calories = 390

Sunday Morning Break / Snack at 11:30 am

  • None – 0 calories
  • Total Morning Break Calories = 0

Sunday Lunch at 1:30 pm

  • 1/4 L of Watermelon Juice (8.45 fl oz) – 90 calories
  • 1 Pear – 102 calories
  • 1 Serving of Corn Chips – 160 calories
  • Total Lunch Calories = 352

Saturday Afternoon Break / Snack at 4:30 pm

  • 1/4 L of Bottled Water (8.45 fl oz) – 0 calories
  • 1 Bag of Bit-O-Honey candy – 390 calories
  • 10 Wint O Green Mints – 150 calories
  • Total Dinner Calories = 540

Sunday Dinner at 7:00 pm

  • 1/4 L of Bottled Water (8.45 fl oz) – 0 calories
  • 1 6″ Chicken Teriyaki Sandwich from SubWay – 295 calories
  • 3 Cups of Buttered Popcorn – 465 calories
  • Total Dinner Calories = 0

Sunday After Dinner Break / Snack at 8:30 pm

  • 1/4 L of Bottled Water (8.45 fl oz) – 0 calories
  • Total After Dinner Break calories = 0

Total Calories Consumed: 390 + 0 + 352 + 540 + 465 + 0 = 1,747

1,500 – 1,747 = I am 247 calories over my daily limit as of 7:30 pm (this sounds like a lot, but I am still under 2,000 which is good for me).

My Sunday Water Intake: 1/2 L (16.9 fl oz, close to two 8 oz glasses)

PM Notes

  • Take night meds.
  • Record weight at bedtime.
  • Record today’s weight-loss / gain.
  • Note tomorrow’s work schedule: not scheduled.
  • Set alarm for tomorrow morning.

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————– MY DAILY WEIGHT-LOSS JOURNAL FOR JUNE 1, 2020 ————–

My Daily Food Journal – Day 16

Daily Reflection & Goal Setting

Tomorrow’s Goals

 

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My Weight-Loss Journey Day 15

I started dieting on May 15, 2020.

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My Fast Track Week One – Day 9

Previously, I made a fifteen-week meal plan. This is week two, day 9. My goal is to eat within a 1,500 calorie limit. Next is my daily food memo for day 15 of my weight-loss journey.

—————- MY FOOD MEMO FOR MAY 31, 2020 —————-

My Daily Food Diary – Day 15

Next Weigh In: Saturday, June 6 (Day 21) of my weight-loss journey.

AM Notes

Sunday Exercise

  • None.

Sunday Food & Drinks

Sunday Breakfast at 7:15 am

  • 1/4 L of Bottled Water (8.45 fl oz) – 0 calories
  • 2 Slices of French Toast – 280 calories
  • 2 Tbsp of Syrup – 110 calories
  • Total Breakfast Calories = 390

Sunday Morning Break / Snack at 11:30 am

  • None – 0 calories
  • Total Morning Break Calories = 0

Sunday Lunch at 1:30 pm

  • 1/4 L of Bottled Water (8.45 fl oz) – 0 calories
  • 1 Pear – 102 calories
  • Total Lunch Calories = 102

Saturday Afternoon Break / Snack at 4:30 pm

  • None – 0 calories
  • Total Dinner Calories = 0

Sunday Dinner at 6:00 pm

  • None – 0 calories
  • Total Dinner Calories = 0

Sunday After Dinner Break / Snack at 8:30 pm

  • 1/4 L of Bottled Water (8.45 fl oz) – 0 calories
  • Total After Dinner Break calories = 0

Total Calories Consumed: 240 + 0 + 800 + 0 + 0 + 0 = 1,040

1,500 – 1,040 = 460 calories remain as of 8:30 pm

My Sunday Water Intake: 1/2 L (16.9 fl oz, close to two 8 oz glasses)

PM Notes

  • Take night meds.
  • Record weight at bedtime.
  • Record today’s weight-loss / gain.
  • Note tomorrow’s work schedule: not scheduled.
  • Set alarm for tomorrow morning.

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————– MY DAILY WEIGHT-LOSS JOURNAL FOR MAY 31, 2020 ————–

My Daily Food Journal – Day 15

Daily Reflection & Goal Setting

Tomorrow’s Goals

 

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My Weight-Loss Journey Day 14

I started dieting on May 15, 2020. Since learning that I am twenty pounds lighter than I thought, I splurged a little during lunch.

Today I totally re-branded My Psych Teacher University. Following is the foundation of our new look and strategy to attract teachers and learners. I really love it. It looks like mental health with its bright colors and smiling face.

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I also added header images to the main site pages. What do you think of the new look? Comment and let me know.

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My Fast Track Week One – Day 8

Previously, I made a fifteen-week meal plan. This is week one, day 8. My goal is to eat within a 1,500 calorie limit. Next is my daily food memo for day 14 of my weight-loss journey.

—————- MY FOOD MEMO FOR MAY 30, 2020 —————-

My Daily Food Diary – Day 14

Next Weigh In: Saturday, June 6, Day 21 of my weight-loss journey.

AM Notes

Saturday Exercise

  • None.

Saturday Food & Drinks

Saturday Breakfast at 7:45 am

  • 1/4 L of Bottled Water (8.45 fl oz) – 0 calories
  • 1 Bluberry Waffle – 140 calories
  • 1 Pear – 102 calories
  • Total Breakfast Calories = 240

Saturday Morning Break / Snack at 11:30 am

  • None – 0 calories
  • Total Morning Break Calories = 0

Saturday Lunch at 1:30 pm

  • I didn’t have to so today and so spent the day re-branding my website. I didn’t record my calories but I think it would have been around 800.
  • Total Lunch Calories = 800

Saturday Afternoon Break / Snack at 4:30 pm

  • None – 0 calories
  • Total Dinner Calories = 0

Saturday Dinner at 6:00 pm

  • None – 0 calories
  • Total Dinner Calories = 0

Saturday After Dinner Break / Snack at 8:30 pm

  • 1/4 L of Bottled Water (8.45 fl oz) – 0 calories
  • Total After Dinner Break calories = 0

Total Calories Consumed: 240 + 0 + 800 + 0 + 0 + 0 = 1,040

1,500 – 1,040 = 460 calories remain as of 8:30 pm

My Saturday Water Intake: 1/2 L (16.9 fl oz, close to two 8 oz glasses)

PM Notes

  • Take night meds.
  • Record weight at bedtime.
  • Record today’s weight-loss / gain.
  • Note tomorrow’s work schedule: not scheduled.
  • Set alarm for tomorrow morning.

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————– MY DAILY WEIGHT-LOSS JOURNAL FOR MAY 30, 2020 ————–

My Daily Food Journal – Day 14

Daily Reflection & Goal Setting

Tomorrow’s Goals

Today I was able to Skype with my brother. I hope to continue doing this at least once a week.

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My Weight-Loss Journey Day 13

I started dieting on May 15, 2020. I have been posting that I lost 4 pounds – which is true. I also gained four pounds this week and so undid my progress. But this is not the good news that I want to share with you.

What has got me all excited is that I found out that placing your weight scale on a carpeted surface can add a massive twenty pounds to the weight reading.

I was sharing with my mother how I thought I had gained thirty pounds since being in the hospital back in October of 2019. I Believed this because I bought a scale in January of this year, which told me that I weighed 270 pounds (when I took my weight in my bedroom). This number was confirmed when took my starting weight (also in my bedroom) to document my weight-loss journey on this blog.

During one of the days (I don’t remember which one) since I started dieting, I brought my scale into the bathroom to take my weight without clothes. I thought it would make a few pounds difference. fluke

It made a difference alright. The scale showed I weighed twenty pounds less than my starting weight. I thought it was a fluke since I took the scale back to my bedroom and again saw a weight reading of 270 pounds.

So, my mom gave have me a new scale today. She said that I needed a smooth surface to ensure a proper weight reading. I tested the theory that that the surface beneath the scale effects the weight reading. When I stood on the scale in my bedroom – where the floor is carpeted, the scale showed that I weighed exactly 270 pounds. That was expected.

Then, when I stood on the scale in the bathroom – where the floor is a smooth surface, the scale read 250! OMG, I just lost twenty pounds! What a motivational moment – just as I was starting to get discouraged about gaining four pounds.

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My Fast Track Week One – Day 7

Previously, I made a fifteen-week meal plan. This is week one, day 7. My goal is to eat within a 1,500 calorie limit. Next is my daily food memo for day 13 of my weight-loss journey.

—————- MY FOOD MEMO FOR MAY 29, 2020 —————-

My Daily Food Diary – Day 13

Today’s starting weight at waking: 250 lbs!

AM Notes

Friday Exercise

  • I’m taking the 7 day challenge. This is is my seventh day.
  • Standing and walking at work.

Friday Food & Drinks

Friday Breakfast at 7:45 am

  • 1/4 L of Bottled Water (8.45 fl oz) – 0 calories
  • 1 Slice of French Toast – 140 calories
  • 1 Pear – 102 calories
  • 1 Stick of Gum – 5 calories
  • Total Breakfast Calories = 247

Friday Morning Break / Snack at 11:30 am

  • 1/4 L of Bottled Water (8.45 fl oz) – 0 calories
  • Total Morning Break Calories = 0

Friday Lunch at 1:30 pm

  • 1/4 L of Watermelon Juice (8.45 fl oz) – 90 calories
  • 1 Snickers Ice Cream Bar – 250 calories
  • 1/ 2 Beef and Bean Burrito – 340 calories
  • Total Lunch Calories = 680

Friday Afternoon Break / Snack at 4:30 pm

  • 1/4 L of Watermelon Juice (8.45 fl oz) – 90 calories
  • Total Afternoon Break / Snack Calories = 90

Friday Dinner at 6:00 pm

  • None – 0 calories
  • Total Dinner Calories = 0

Friday After Dinner Break / Snack at 8:30 pm

  • 1/4 L of Bottled Water (8.45 fl oz) – 0 calories
  • Total After Dinner Break calories = 0

Total Calories Consumed: 247 + 0 + 680 + 90 + 0 + 0 = 1,017

1,500 – 1,017 = 483 calories remain as of 9:10 pm

My Friday Water Intake: 3/4 L (25.35 fl oz, close to three 8 oz glasses)

PM Notes

  • Take night meds.
  • Record weight at bedtime.
  • Record today’s weight-loss / gain.
  • Note tomorrow’s work schedule: not scheduled.
  • Set alarm for tomorrow morning.

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————– MY DAILY WEIGHT-LOSS JOURNAL FOR MAY 29, 2020 ————–

My Daily Food Journal – Day 13

Daily Reflection & Goal Setting

Tomorrow’s Goals

Now that I have a more accurate view of my weight, I can adjust my goal to losing to losing 88 pounds. It is as if I skipped a whole month of toiling.

What started out as a bad day at work has turned into an evening of bliss! Not only am I mentally twenty pounds lighter – which definitely effects my seelf-esteem, today I found out that something important to me that I applied for was approved!

There is sunshine on the horizon and I feel great!

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