LIVING_FREE's SparkPeople Blog LIVING_FREE's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Month of April I just weighed for the 1st time in about 3 weeks. I liked being able to go that long distance without thinking about my weight or anything. <BR> <BR> The past couple weeks, I got to focus solely on my walk and personal relationship with my Savior Jesus Christ. I was not distracted by the scale. I absolutely love not being distracted by the scale! I didn't do anything different this past month, EXCEPT eating late at night and staying up late at night. I hope this will quickly become an old ha... Mon, 1 Apr 2013 15:18:13 EST Half-way mark I am officially at the half way point of where I want to be. According to bmi stuff, my weight is to be between 105 and 140... But, it's encouraging to see my bmi has gone down 9 points this past year. About 15 pounds before I consider myself no longer obese.. <BR> <BR> Last week, I reached the half way mark. 46 pounds down (47 today--weighed in this morning), and about 45-ish left. <BR> <BR> It is a long journey, but it can be a quite enjoyable journey. <BR> <BR> Saying "No" to the sin of... Mon, 11 Feb 2013 16:07:50 EST Under 190 I foolishly just lost the blog I just wrote. Of course, I would go searching for something in the tab where SP is. <BR> <BR> Anyway, I weighed in today. I normally only weigh in once a week, but I gained on Saturday--so let myself reweigh today. Down 2.6 pounds. I am doing pretty well. I am almost at my weight loss goal--well my first big goal anyway. My goal is 7.5 pounds away. I am officially out of the 190's. I began this journey needing to lose nearly 100 pounds. I am almost at the half ... Wed, 9 Jan 2013 13:21:15 EST 1-5-13 Haven't updated in a while... <BR> <BR> I seem to developing more food intolerances. <BR> So far, I have discovered I have a peanut allergy---fructose intolerance going on too. This is what I have discovered between right before Thanksgiving and Christmas. <BR> <BR> Must say going gluten free is way easier than dealing with the possibility of fructose intolerance. It isn't just limiting stuff to no fructose on a label of a can or box. It means alot more than that.. IE) Fruits and veggies ... Sat, 5 Jan 2013 16:25:48 EST Finally UNDER 200! I have been struggling with my weight all my life. I had not been under 200 since July 2010. To be under 200 again is such a blessing! I have not had that struggle with food since the new chapter of my journey began in late August. <BR> <BR> On August 25th, I began a really good Bible study that has helped me discover the problem I was having with weight loss and food. I had begun this study at least 3 times before, but never finished it and went back to old ways... This time was very differ... Sat, 10 Nov 2012 14:02:45 EST August Check-In I have started a challenge group (for people with Fibromyalgia) on Facebook to help me get back into exercising...and I am using measurements to track my progress instead of weighing in. I must say, I like this approach MUCH better... In the last month, I have lost a inch off my thighs, arms, and waist. Great to see progress--even if it is small. I will measure again in a month. For now, I need to focus on doing what I can fitness wise and staying on my eating program. <BR> <BR> The core of ... Fri, 17 Aug 2012 16:32:26 EST 5.21.2012 Yesterday's meal looks like a lot of food, but it was spread out and wasn't very much at a time. In addition to eating better, I went to Big Lots and found some gluten free food. All I got was some Bob's Red Mill CORNBREAD, and it was soo good! Going back to get some more today! I may branch out and buy some more of the good stuff they had yesterday to try it out, so I can start buying it on amazon if I like it. Cornbread will definitely be bought on amazon pretty soon. <BR> <BR> Pre workout... Tue, 22 May 2012 13:46:11 EST 5.20.12 Today went better than the last few days... I could have done less snacking, but I wasn't in the mood to sit down and eat, so I snacked today. I could have chosen healthier snacks, but tomorrow is another day to try to do better.. <BR> <BR> <BR> Bfast/Lunch <BR> <BR> <BR> Corn Flakes, Almond Milk, and Banana <BR> 1 or 2 strips of Bacon <BR> <BR> <BR> Dinner... <BR> <BR> Serving of Spaghetti <BR> <BR> <BR> Snacks.. <BR> <BR> Chips and Dip (little bit through the day) <BR> <BR> One ... Sun, 20 May 2012 23:30:30 EST 5.19.12 Overall, today went okay.. <BR> <BR> <BR> First off, I made the mistake of snacking everytime I woke up during the night (I know!). I had about 3 cookies and almost a whole can of Diet Pepsi. So, it mentally screwed me up...which affected how I went about my day-eating wise... I definitely could have done better, but I am gonna plan out tomorrow's meals. I didn't do that today.. I need to start writing out meals, since I am getting to the point where I am not physically at the computer for ... Sat, 19 May 2012 22:25:12 EST 5.18.2012 Today has gone very well... <BR> <BR> Bfast... <BR> <BR> Corn flakes, Banana, and Almond Milk. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Snack... <BR> <BR> Peanut Butter and Honey <BR> <BR> <BR> I had planned to eat lunch, but it didn't happen. We ended up going grocery shopping. So needless to say, I was starving... Thankfully, I was able to resist until I got home.. <BR> <BR> <BR> Dinner... <BR> <BR> Looks kinda weird, but I was trying to watch it. Considering I was starving, I didn't do too badly. <B... Fri, 18 May 2012 20:11:27 EST 5.16-17.12 The past two days have been going okay. I weighed in, and gained yesterday. Weighed in today, and it went down some.. So, it should just be stomach issues...still working on getting my A game on for my diet... I need to be more diligent in meal planning... I finished my 4th workout for this week, so I am done until Monday!! <BR> <BR> <BR> Eating wise, I could have done much better. This gives me a motivation to try to meal plan for tomorrow's meals, while I am sitting here for the moment.. ... Thu, 17 May 2012 21:18:38 EST 5.15.12 I did not get around to meal planning for today. With that said, it probably did not go as well as it should of... But, it could have went worse also. I was able to get my workout done (despite asthma difficulties--even with me stopping for 30 minutes). I did about 20 minutes of the Wii Fit--Free Step program (1.5 miles).. I was able to do my quiet time (i didn't get to do it yesterday, so I was definitely feeling it...). I began reading in Ezekiel (never read it before). I got to chapter 2..... Tue, 15 May 2012 18:16:16 EST 5.14.12 I have not done good scale wise as of lately. I have been dealing with alot of stomach issues, which shows up big time on the scale. Kinda annoying when the wii fit asks you repeatedly "why are you gaining so much weight?" Kinda beneficial when it has the answer for you.. <BR> <BR> Today is day 1 of planning my meals out in advance to hopefully make better food choices, which benefit my body.. <BR> <BR> Today's planned meals and the actually meals do differ, but it went pretty well.. <BR> ... Mon, 14 May 2012 21:47:14 EST May 2012 I have lost 10 pounds in the last two months! It is very exciting to see...I am hoping to lose another 8 or 9 before I go to the doctor at the end of the month. I received my first "you are getting skinny" comment last Wednesday. I just hope I can keep up doing the wii fit. If I miss a couple days, it takes me WEEKS to physically be able to do anything (stupid fibromyalgia!). But at least, I am able to do it for the most part.. Even though asthma has returned daily, so I have to rest for thir... Wed, 9 May 2012 23:14:28 EST 3.23.12 In the last two week, I have been draining out all the gluten foods I use to consume. The first week, I limited gluten to only shake n bake chicken. It can be classified as moderately poisoning my body. Second week, I went off gluten completely except when I haven't realized I ate something with gluten, then regretted it. <BR> <BR> Discovered I may have a gluten intolerance, but I am not privileged in the area of doctors. So I decided to just handle it myself versus continuing to cause tum... Fri, 23 Mar 2012 17:59:50 EST 2.12.12 The week is coming to an end, so I thought an update is due. <BR> <BR> I did 7 hours of exercise this week. <BR> <BR> It consisted of Wii Bowling and Wall Push-Ups. <BR> <BR> I am really thankful that I was able to do as much as I did do this week. I am hoping to continue to exercise, but I may not do as much this next week. It has been causing me to hurt more than I usually do. I tend to like as less back back as possible, so I may have to just take an easier approach this week =). <BR>... Sun, 12 Feb 2012 05:58:19 EST 2.6.12 It has been a month since my last entry.. <BR> <BR> I started back working out doing some Wii bowling w/ continual side steps. I did an hour today (2--30 minute sessions), and it felt really good. I did about 140 minutes last week, and am hoping to do a bit more this week. I am off to a good start with the 35 minutes of fitness I did late tonight.. Hoping to continue it. <BR> <BR> My eating isn't going too badly either. I am not sure if it is my sleeping schedule, fatigue, or what... but, I... Mon, 6 Feb 2012 03:42:53 EST 1.6.12 - Until then, I wait I haven't been doing much these days. I guess, I am taking some time to sort some things out. I haven't been planning my meals or exercising. But I am doing the one thing that is necessary..Everything else is optional, only one thing is necessary: My time needs to be spent in God's Word. My soul needs to continue to be anchored in Him. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> God will show me where to go and what to do. <BR> Until then, I wait.... Sat, 7 Jan 2012 02:04:03 EST New Blog: Humilty and Brokenness<BR>nness-and-humility-in-trials.html <BR> Tue, 3 Jan 2012 21:36:14 EST 1.3.11 My eating is going pretty good so far today. I ate a pretty healthy first mean: 4 or 5 ounces of chicken, tons of corn, some potatoes, and part of a small roll. We made a chocolate cake that I have picked at, but haven't ate much of it. I am working on drinking my water..I think I am on my 4th glasses right now. I managed to do 40 minutes of the wii bowling with side steps. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's doctor appointment went HORRIBLY!!!!! Okay, lets just start with the obvious that I gained 12 pou... Tue, 3 Jan 2012 19:25:49 EST 1.2.11 Despite the fact that I have been eating healthier, I gained 5 pounds in seven days..fantastic :note the sarcasm:...I go to the doctor today to figure out what's going on.. I have researching hypothyroidism, and printing material to take with me to show the doctor.. I am not all that fond of recording that highest weight to date on my profile page, but I need to..If i just use a word document, i will never consistently input the newest weight.. <BR> <BR> Goals.. <BR> <BR> Spiritual---Read t... Mon, 2 Jan 2012 16:04:35 EST 1.1.12 Today's goals: <BR> <BR> Eat healthy--Goal reasonably met so far. I had a couple small pieces of shake n bake chicken, corn, and potatoes with a small roll. I keep thinking about going for something unhealthy to snack on, but have resisted for the most part.. <BR> <BR> Water--Working on it! So far, I have had about 2 glasses of water. 1/4 there to my 8 glasses goal =D. <BR> <BR> Be in the Word--Not yet. Today's scripture reading plan is for Genesis 1-3 =). <BR> <BR> Realizing I am in God'... Sun, 1 Jan 2012 17:24:09 EST 2012 Goals 2012 goals <BR> <BR> Spiritual <BR> <BR> I want to be in the Word daily! I joined a youversion bible study tonight, which is going through the Bible in a chronological order to keep me a bit more engaged. I realize that I will need to spice up my time in the word. Originally I wanted to go through the Bible in 90 days, but that is a really unrealistic goal for me to make… So, I have deicded to “try” to go through the Bible in a year using the chronological Bible to keep things interesting. ... Sun, 1 Jan 2012 03:01:18 EST 12.31.11 Weighed in and lost .4 pounds. If I could afford the pizza hut diet, I would soooo go on it ;). Nothing planned today, just lots of rest and reading some more of my book (The Practice of the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence).. <BR> <BR> Does anyone have any plans tonight for New Years Eve? <BR> <BR> I think I may just watch a couple good movies (Sleepless in Seattle and When Harry Met Sally) and call it a night. Nothing too exciting planned for tonight, just resting. <BR> <BR> I can't e... Sat, 31 Dec 2011 15:00:29 EST Practicing the Presence of God Started reading a new book: The Practice of the Presence of God. He spoke powerfully about worshipping God in our infirmities. In our pain, what if we chose to worship Him? hmm...good stuff. <BR> <BR> <BR> Wanna hear more? <BR><BR>011-practice-of-presence-of-god.html Fri, 30 Dec 2011 23:16:54 EST 12.30.11 I weighed again this morning. Hoping the other day's mid afternoon weighing in was just a fluke of some sort. Nope. I have managed to gain 4 pounds in 4 days. :sigh: My eating habits are not that off track either. <BR> <BR> This means one thing and one thing only. My doctor appointment on Monday is going to absolutely SUCK! The scale will probably show I have gained ten pounds in the past two months. Nothing I can really do about it, other than try harder..And I can only try so much. My thy... Fri, 30 Dec 2011 22:31:37 EST 12.29.11 Just kinda an update on yesterday: <BR> It went really well...I had to have Caleb, my 8 yr old nephew, help me cook dinner late last night, because my mobility was just a struggle. It was nice to have the extra help, so I didn't have to do quite as much, even if all he did was help me start making the spaghetti. Extra help is always needed and appreciated, and ONE DAY he will be able to fully cook me dinner ;). <BR> <BR> I didn't eat too much yesterday. I kinda held off as long as I could a... Thu, 29 Dec 2011 18:51:10 EST 12.28.11 I didn't plan for today..just wanted to see how I would do without any planning. Actually, I kinda just forget to plan or at least I don't *think* I planned my meals out.aha. <BR> <BR> Today has gone pretty decently. <BR> Yesterday did too. <BR> <BR> As far as yesterday went, <BR> we ended up having tacos for dinner. I made me a small taco salad (there's actually no salad in it....doritos, meat, and cheese) and had a side of beans to go with it. I didn't eat anything else after that except ... Wed, 28 Dec 2011 19:28:09 EST 12.27-2nd peter 1:3-11 I screwed up big time last night! So, I wanted to make sure I do better with making choices today. I decided to do some snacking and eating last night. I am not worrying about calories or setting up rules for myself, because I know I will fail miserably. So today, I just want to do better about choice making.. <BR> <BR> I begun my day with my oatmeal. I ended up not having a banana with it. Instead, I had a double serving of oatmeal..We have TONS of oats that need to be eaten. =) So, I added... Tue, 27 Dec 2011 17:33:00 EST 12-26 Update for today... <BR> <BR> I weighed in today, and stayed the same since last week which is nice. I am ready to back getting healthy! =) For me, not for the scale! <BR> <BR> Today actually went fairly well. I got my 35 mins of cardio in even though it resulted in a headache combination of exercising and my neck/shoulder stiffness. Finally, got my nap in so I am slightly more upbeat and less fatigued which is ALWAYS a plus! =) <BR> <BR> Meal planning turned out to be very effective in he... Mon, 26 Dec 2011 21:27:29 EST Back from my holiday break.. Well, I kinda took a week off when I got mad at the scale. Weighing in again tomorrow. I go to the doctor in a week (on the 2nd). I am sure the doctor will be less than thrilled with what it shows, unless I magically drop 10 pounds in a week's time. Ha! <BR> It is a combination of lack of getting around and side effect of medicine.. <BR> <BR> Time to start back trying to get healthy even if the scale doesn't say I am doing it right.I need to pull out the Ms. Tough Guy (or girl) routine, and... Sun, 25 Dec 2011 21:20:39 EST Graduation Eating.. Today went really well. I am hurting from the trip and beyond tired... almost fell asleep during my own graduation. Almost falling asleep sitting here, but wanted to post something.. <BR> <BR> I did okay eating wise today. If I could change anything, I would have probably only had ONE cookie total, and not drank soda (I shouldn't have drank any, but it's done..) <BR> <BR> I got my protein in today! <BR> Wahoo!!! <BR> That's all that matters to me =). <BR> <BR> I had a good day today. I am ... Sun, 18 Dec 2011 00:23:46 EST Blog/God answers prayers I really just wanted to pop in, and share a blog I wrote a couple days ago... <BR><BR>t-about-orphans.html is the link for the blog..God answers prayers.. <BR> <BR> Today, I was checking facebook...and a link was shared about donating kids bibles to orphans. God has been burdening my heart for orphans, because we have been commanded to care for the orphans. Today is graduation day. Would you please consider joining me in donating to help orphans get a... Sat, 17 Dec 2011 11:46:52 EST Good so far Okay, here is a recap of my night. I am really PLEASED with today ended up going. I have to share. WAHOO!!!!!!! That's how good it went =). <BR> <BR> I didn't do that bad today.. We had pizza hut for dinner. When my mom came in, I had started to fix my plate with some salad and a baked potato. So my first trip to the pizza went fairly well.. I had about a pizza of pizza, which is not that bad. <BR> <BR> My second trip with the Pizza happened 3 hours later, which went pretty good quite hones... Sat, 17 Dec 2011 00:04:37 EST 12.16. Awkwardness. Today hasn't gone too badly. I didn't wake up until 1:30, but I woke up hurting.. not too bad though. I am just BEYOND STIFF!!!!!!! I hate it. Working out didn't exactly help matters, but more about that later. I went ahead and gone to get my bus pass, because I will have to work extra hard to get my internship (for a class I am in..) hours in next week. <BR> <BR> My eating hasn't gone too badly. It hasn't exactly gone too well either. We are going to be having Pizza Hut for dinner. I am beg... Fri, 16 Dec 2011 20:48:45 EST Anxiety about Graduation w/ Fibro The last time I graduated, I didn't have fibro so bad. I had it, but it was not as extensive as it is now. Before, it didn't have any impact on my energy...not much anyway! Now, I can't really have the energy to straighten or do anything with my hair. I am not sure what to expect of the day. <BR> <BR> It is a 2 hour drive each way, which I may be a bit anxious about...but I guess I am just fearing the what if's right now. A lot has happened. This semester alone has been insane! Finding out ... Thu, 15 Dec 2011 21:13:22 EST Doin' good! Yesterday and today have been pretty busy. I did NOT get any exercise in today, but it's okay.. I better take it easy with graduation on Saturday. Less pain--the better. <BR> <BR> I did great last night when it came to snacking during homework crunching time... I ate less than I had planned on eating..I think I only ate a piece of pizza for late dinner and then 1/2 sandwich with banana (instead of chips) <BR> <BR> So far today.. <BR> <BR> Eating wise. <BR> I did really good. I ate 2 banana... Thu, 15 Dec 2011 20:59:58 EST 12-14 Today is going so-so... <BR> I am super busy with school work that's due tomorrow, <BR> plus preparing for Sat's graduation. <BR> plus some other stuff. <BR> <BR> I took a mini-break from schoolwork to do some Wii Bowling. I walked in place the whole time I was doing wii bowling, which helped with my stiff legs..stiffness in legs will probably come back, but it's gone for the moment...Maybe, I can finish reading my book before it comes back. Tons of schoolwork to be done today..And all becau... Wed, 14 Dec 2011 17:39:35 EST Weigh In plus today stuff Well, I weighed in this morning. I am 1.9 pounds away from my short term weight. I would really like to hit it by my graduation Sat morning, but we'll see. My eating habits have just recently changed, so it could happen. <BR> <BR> I went walking a few minutes ago for the first time since I was diagnosed w/ fibromyalgia. I went on my old routine, and it was kinda depressing. The energy wasn't really there, so kept having to slow down. My time stunk, and didn't to go very far...but I went out ... Tue, 13 Dec 2011 17:11:44 EST By This Saturday So I am playing a little game with myself... <BR> It is called "lets see if we can get back to our old highest weight by Saturday". It is actually a relatively good game to be playing. For dinner, I made me a super easy healthy dinner. My fam had little caesar's. I had Wendy's for my breakfast/lunch, so it's my way of getting back on track with my healthy chicken burger. Shake n bake chicken on a bun. It was pretty good. Of course it needed spicing up, but it worked for the moment.. <BR> <BR... Mon, 12 Dec 2011 21:58:58 EST Fibromyalgia Sucks. No Energy Sucks. God is Good I have used this blog as an accountability tool, so I might as well splurge EVERYTHING be accountable. <BR> <BR> In September, I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia. I do not have the energy to do ANYTHING!!!!! It sucks. I am frustrated. Probably slightly ticked off too. Not only has weight loss not happened, I have been doing nothing but gaining. I am at a new time high and have no game plan right now other than choosing to eat better, healthier for the sake of my health in hopes that i... Sat, 10 Dec 2011 17:42:04 EST 10-20-11 12:30 AM- ½ small burrito and a snack size package of peanut butter m&m’s <BR> 12:30PM-snack size package of peanut butter m&m’s <BR> 6pm- 2 snack size candies <BR> 8pm- 2 pieces of pizza and 2 breadsticks…..Biggest meal I have had a while! <BR> <BR> How I feel: <BR> I feel decent. My back has been hurting off and on. Tired. <BR> <BR> Leave for a retreat tomorrow, and won't be back until the 23rd. <BR> Thu, 20 Oct 2011 23:46:21 EST 10-19-11 12:30pm- banana <BR> <BR> 5pm- 4 small cookies; small bowl of meat and couple chips. <BR> <BR> 8pm-very small amount of vanilla ice cream; snack size peanut butter m&m’s <BR> <BR> I am in a flare, so my body is not happy with me. I have NO energy whatsoever! Trying to force it to let me do a bit of homework, since I have 5 assignments due tomorrow….Not sure if I will get half of it done tonight or not. If not, I will just keep working on it tomorrow little by little. Thu, 20 Oct 2011 01:03:53 EST 10-18-11 1:45pm- Small bowl of cereal <BR> <BR> 5pm- a little of chips and dip <BR> <BR> 6pm-Small dinner w/ my family (only because its required by my nephew. Very small amount of chicken, corn, stuffing, and a roll <BR> <BR> 8pm- Snack Size Reese's <BR> <BR> How I feel: <BR> Today is just a day where I lack energy. So, I have been trying to take it easy and do lots of resting. <BR> Tue, 18 Oct 2011 21:14:42 EST 10-17-2011 I went to the Hope Center today, and so I took food in case I got hungry..It didn't really happen though. <BR> <BR> 9 am- I ate a banana. <BR> around 11 am- Went back for another banana <BR> 12 or 1 pm- A couple carrots and peanut butter <BR> <BR> 3:30-ish- A snack size Reeses. <BR> <BR> 6 pm- 6 inch chicken sub w/ couple chips. <BR> <BR> That is the extent of today's meal. <BR> <BR> How do I feel: <BR> <BR> I got to do a little happy dance. <BR> I was able to go to my bible study, then... Tue, 18 Oct 2011 00:33:29 EST 10-16-11 Mood: Achy <BR> <BR> Today went fairly well. I left right after singing at church. Staying for singing at church is a relative big accomplishment for me. Normally, I can't stay. My bus ride takes me an hour to 1.5 hours to get home from church. And I like to get home before my pains get too bad. I nearly fell asleep on the bus ride home, out of sheer exhaustion. But I came home, cooked dinner for my family, then crashed out. Ready to go back to sleep, but first---a reflection into the life o... Sun, 16 Oct 2011 22:42:53 EST Back.. Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> I know---long time no see. <BR> I am back on SP to lose some more weight before graduation. <BR> I have put it all back on since the last graduation 18 months ago, <BR> so back again to relose it. <BR> Graduation is in EXACTLY two months!~ <BR> <BR> It will be more challenging this time, since I just recently got diagnosed w/ fibromyalgia and I have absolutely no energy to do much of anything. <BR> <BR> Hopefully I can figure out how to work some exercise in, as I... Sat, 15 Oct 2011 23:38:28 EST Sept Goals/ Results of Aug So...August did not go very well. I ended up gaining about 1/2 the weight I had lost... I lost 5 pounds early in Aug and I think I only kept 2 or 3 of it off. But now it is Sept. And my goals are different. <BR> <BR> My goals are to be more productive, and effective in how I handle responsiblities (this includes keeping up with house cleaning, homework, quiet time..) <BR> <BR> In August, I really short falled. I did not get much quiet time in. So it really affected how I turned to food. I ... Tue, 6 Sep 2011 13:17:41 EST End of August Goals There is exactly two weeks left in August, and I would really like to set some goals to accomplish for the rest of August. I have done great the 1st part of the month. I have lost 5.5 pounds. Wahoo!!! Still very far from a healthy weight, but God will be glorified in everything. No weight goal is set. I want to practice getting healthy habits formed, since that is more important and will last for a lifetime. <BR> <BR> 1. Exercise 15 minutes a day! (I say 15 minutes, because it is enough to g... Wed, 17 Aug 2011 15:21:55 EST 2,200 Miles =) Hey guys (and girls), <BR> <BR> I wanted to invite you guys to be a part of something I am doing. I have decided to join my friend in her efforts to exercise in an unique way that makes an impact. <BR> <BR> We are called to make a difference, and that is what this project is stirring inside of me... <BR> <BR><BR>x=1179003&fr_id=1476&pg=personal is the link that you can check out. But basically you can go there to support us as we try to make a diff... Thu, 4 Aug 2011 02:26:55 EST