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Horn_Of_Plenty - Thursday Dec 08, 2016
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 115.0

Morning: ACV in seltzer with stevia. NO CAL. and had banana 120

Work Breakfast: banana 120, wrap with lox & famer's cheese & spicy mustard, maybe coffee....

450.

Snack: bar... 

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When you are up a lot of the night (2am till now 3:20am) you know you've made the RIGHT choice to take Friday OFF! But it's for good reasons: sleep in, maybe a little laundry, walk at park, and going to a friend's apt around 30min away for a nice dinner. around 10 people at minimum are going so it's going to be fun. I was thinking to just go to work Friday & go in late, but, it would still mean i need to prepare the cut up veggies i'm bringing....dang...just deleted my writing...i had a paragraph more below this....will write more later. and also if i did go to work friday, i doubt i'd walk at the park ! or walk at all for that matter. so, i've chosen friday off. it's sunny also, i also checked the weather when making my final decision.

I am happy taking off Friday as it's going to be a busy week in general next week:

Saturday I'm at gym again in the evening, Monday gym again in the evening, Tuesday after work i have a meeting at the union hall located 10min walk from my apt from 6pm-7pm, Wednesday i should have off from activities after work, Thursday gym next week, Friday I'm taking off AGAIN next week Sick Day #3 as it's a friend's birthday at a bar around 40min away from my apt and the party is late with a dinner before it (no need to also go to work - as I'll be out late and don't need to also be up early - not looking to wear myself out - trying for a work-life balance!)...and then it should be a normal week, almost, i think the monday after that party i have a dr appt but it ends early, followed by gym...busy for the next couple weeks....so I am grateful to be able to take off on these two FRIDAYS & enjoy social time with friends, without being as stressed out! :-D

Progress as of today: 4 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

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Horn_Of_Plenty - Wednesday Dec 07, 2016
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 115.0

6:30am-7am: had to drink so much more than usual, not sure why. bottle of a Sparkling ACV drink 30 cal, seltzer with stevia, and another stevia drink...did the drink but strange.  maybe i'm PMSing? week before still...whatevs..

8:30am-10am (got distracted at work with speaking with coworker) coffee 50, banana 120, wrap 60 with extra whipped cream cheese 100, lox 110, spicy mustard 440 cal.

470..gonna go get some more caffeine probably really soon.  I got pretty good sleep, prob very close to 8hrs, but still tired.

gonna be a late lunch, decided on an Atkins nut brownie bar at noon so that i can stay at my desk & do more work till late 2pm or so. 180.

650 before LATE lunch...

1:30pm lunch as i did get hungry and / or needed a break. bigger lunch but i doubt too many calories. bean sprouts sauteed 100, tofu 80, sauteed pumpkin 200 tops??, popcorn with light butter 160 around 550 i think...?

1250 tops i think..

dinner 450, plum on way home 50.
 

1750 today, yay!

1870 5-day average = YAY!!!!!!!!!! I will def keep it under 1900 this week. I did so well, so proud right now because it's been like a month of not having a weekly avg of under 2,000 so i am determined to do it RIGHT for this week!

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I seem to need more sleep these days, as i'm trying to increase exercise / not get sick....my body also seems to want to be home more on weekends...not out as much. trying to cut down on my activities including socializing...it just overwhelming right now - just wanting my space really.  so i will take my space while i can get it...and not worry about what everyone thinks - including my dad. enough is enough. If i want to rest, I will rest...i canceled on my dad to see him Sunday bc it also involved being up early to visit my grandma with him ...i need to rest and not run around all sunday...if i went, i'd be busy with family from 8:30am when i leave my place until 2pm with dad and then appt at 2:30 for face and finally get home around 4pm...i don't want to be running around like this on Sunday, nope.

Progress as of today: 4 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 12/07/2016:
Rest when you need. Good to listen to your body! Good calories.

Horn_of_plenty on 12/08/2016:
Yes, i was totally debating if i really needed to take Friday off...and the answer is a full YES...especially as I will be paid as a sick day. I am taking it as I need it instead of waiting until i need it way too much & already sick! :-) And, i even checked the weather - sunny - so i can walk at the park on Friday!


Duaa123. on 12/07/2016:
Sleeping and resting is important ..especially sleeping , for ur dad , u dont have to stay with him that long hours ! If u are tired u can stay 2 to 3 hours only..we have this habit here ..as today I will go to have dinner at my uncle home with my relatives but they used to finish there visiting at 3 a.m !! Carrrzy haha.. but for me . We just get back home at 1 a.m or 12 at midnight.. because they dont have jobs and not studying like my family me , my sisters and my mom are busy . I hope u have a realx times

Horn_of_plenty on 12/08/2016:
You say it well - find the balance which is different for different people...and stick with what works for you... :-D


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Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday Dec 06, 2016
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 115.0

6:30am Kombucha 60... and seltzer w/ stevia. Did the job real well. LOL.

8am Breakfast at work: wrap 60, cream cheese 80, lox 50, 1 egg & 1 egg white 100: 290. coffee 50. (no banana to have it later tonight).

450 tops, skipped the snack because it was late already.... 

lunch: healthy...planning to have lots of pumpkin spread stuff (not high sugar, it's sauteed with onion and salt and peppers)...and tofu i brought....maybe chips too...i have a few things in my desk drawer...

chips 150, tofu 150, and a large portion of the pumpkin 400? total around 700, good.

1150...

1300 before gym...

1700 after gym = awesome :-)

4-day average (i can do it!!!) = 1900/day. (i will be content with an average below 1900 for this week.)

...trying to do better than i have been (seriously gained some fat in midsection and it feels terrible around my waist, determined to lower my weight back down!) 

i just reviewed this month of entries for friday weekly averages and it makes sense i have gained weight because i've been eating approx 2000 calories a day for around 1 month. it's too much unfortunately.  So i'm working on lowering my average back to where it was. I know what was happening, i was overeating in evenings and giving into temptations. Portions in the evening were geting too big. Instead of just the light ice cream, it was ice cream followed by chips...it was extras. 

 

 

 

 

 

Progress as of today: 4 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

innerpeace on 12/06/2016:
Haven't been so brave as to try tofu, how did you cook it?

Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/06/2016:
I actually didn't cook it...you don't have to...so i cut it up and eat it along with foods with a lot of flavor. Tofu is very bland, like egg whites, so if you cook, there must be a lot of flavor in the rest of the food you are eating tofu with...common ways to cook tofu are to cook it in a stir fry or sautee with the rest of your dish.


grannyannie on 12/06/2016:
Sounds healthy!

Horn_of_plenty on 12/06/2016:
yeah :-)


Duaa123. on 12/07/2016:
It is ok .. you are going to lose those fat soon.. if u stopped eating at night and eating 2000 calor..

Healthy food this day.. keep going

Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/07/2016:
yes...i am working on getting back to the better habits...i was starting to get into bad habits...need to go back to GOOD habits! :-D


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Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Dec 05, 2016
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 115.0

Happy Monday All. Will be commenting later today / tomorrow whenever the workload lightens up a bit here at work...! All is nice...hope you all had a wonderful weekend as well. Mine was relaxing!

Breakfast: Kombucha 70, also seltzer with stevia - did the trick and that always has me feeling good.

8:30am Breakfast: wrap 60, cream cheese 80, extra extra lox 160 - 300, good! oh and a banana (which is why i keep getting so darn hungry...spiking my blood sugar too much). 420.

snack: higher cal but very satisfying (and fully natural) bar. 250.

Lunch: i do have a TON of veggie options with me...hardly in a meat mood even. healthy lunch of many veggies, but yes to the oil and stuff. 600 for lunch i think. and only 2 thick slices of roast beef (cold cut slices still though!)

1350 after a healthy lunch. overall a great day!

dinner: ice cream lol with cooked cranberries, followed by a little ghee 30? and then almonds 120? around 450 i'll say.

total today: 1800 & healthy. i feel better with dinner after adding in the healthy fats and protein of the almonds. the ice cream is light and a while entire pint for 240 calories and actually tastes good!

3-day cal average: 1970, good.

i have a little extra fat in my stomach area. will try to knock it down by eating better this week. :-D

 

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Gonna be switching off gyms (Tuesdays I plan to go next to my job after work for weights & Thursdays / Weekends I'll probably continue with my gym up north near my apt that way.  Gym next to work is double the distance to the gym up north and gym near work is South of my apt...just trying to spice it up & keep it from being boring).

Progress as of today: 4 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

Donkey on 12/05/2016:
Well done on the eating today! Cutting carbs will help cut a leaner figure but... is it worth it? I mean, I can't imagine having to give up ice cream.

Great idea to switch it up with gyms! I wish I could join a gym, but right now, my financial focus is elsewhere, which is fine, too. I will post on what I've started doing this month to mix it up.

Horn_of_plenty on 12/06/2016:
yeah, cutting the carbs or making major changes that are pretty drastic is not in my cards. Like you, with a busy life & lifestyle as a working person & where i must be healthy enough to go to work most days of the year & where i have the NYPD as a goal at the age of 34, I do not think a drastic lifestyle that includes very low carb is worth it to me at all...also i feel when i have cut low in the past, i became slightly depressed - lack of those feel good chemicals from carbs...anyways...

yeah, i'm looking forward to working out at the new gym tonight i think i will...even though it'll be slightly early a workout after sunday's late workout (less than 48hr difference), i know it will be good for me to push myself back to do something different!

Horn_of_plenty on 12/06/2016:
thank you for supporting me here & fb <3


grannyannie on 12/05/2016:
Good job HOP!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/06/2016:
TY Annie...getting my steam back extra...just in time for this last push into the New Year :-D


hollybelle on 12/06/2016:
New gym is good idea! Make it less boring.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/06/2016:
yeah, need to mix it up...and really excited for this new gym which is actually only $200 per year vs. $300 for the other one. other one is maintained a hair better, better machines for sure and more options....BUT...the gym i rejioned at work is cool because it's even MORE MEN that i'll be working out around. it's not a chain and not fancy at all...very male-oriented. perfect for me. I get a lot of motivation off men at the gym, not as much women as there aren't that many and few do the weights....also, a brand new gym opened up a couple blocks from my work and that is more the "pretty gym" and new atmosphere that i don't need...it's very cheap too...but happy to work out amongst the hard-core men here at this hole in the wall place :-D


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Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Dec 04, 2016
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 115.0

Hi all! Been sleeping great, no pills. I may wake up a few times during the night but I find it quite easy to fall back alseep. Def great sleep all weekend.

Bigger breakfast: banana 120, cooked cranberries 60 in a protien muffin 220?, chips 130, and also part (but didn't finish it yet!) of a greek yogurt 100 with some ghee added (dumb, will not do again as the ghee hardens up yuck!). 100. total here: 750 i'll say, wasn't that much ghee. 

lunch: turkey sausage jerky 110, wrap 60 with two spinach potato cakes 160: 330, excellent and satisfying. higher carb. feeling good.

1pm raspberries 100

2:30pm ice cream 250

 i think the time at home this weekend allowed for easy fridge access!

100 cal in a fiber 1 bar and caffeine before gym

dinner was healthy, feeling back on track! Subway flatbread with veggies & roast beef along with my own extra veggies and a small plumm 450 tops.

2000 today. 2050 2-day avg. GOOD :)

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gym will def be in early afternoon...i may go to Richie's gym where I work...we'll see...in the mood for something different!

planning for early gym, home early, laundry before gym sometime after i take a shower this AM in afternoon to early evening. that's it. gonna read. chill.

I admit not being motivated more than just to relax today. I give myself permission to chill. to relax.

Progress as of today: 4 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

Donkey on 12/04/2016:
Feeling anxious about something?

Horn_of_plenty on 12/04/2016:
No, i don't think so actually ! I was overeating but tend to do it when home all day...i think it was because i was still a bit tired...going out drinking even though i got home early-ish around 9pm Friday really got me exhausted. I get that way easily with social events because i like my alone time, you know? and it was a lot after a long week...and i didn't behave well at the bar...hooked up with someone (only there, not bring him back or anything!). anyways, i feel good in general. and i hope talking about drinking didn't upset you. I don't love drinking, only every so often - because i don't like the extra calories. if drinking was free calories, i might do it more often haha. otherwise, no. and also it tends to wear me out & make the rest of the weekend less productive, but i'm ok with this weekend being this way...

i may be writing about the bar just one more time this month, a friend's bday in 2 weeks. and another friend is having people over this friday, but i intend to NOT drink...i can always just have seltzer :-D these are my close friends for both.

anyways, thank you for the comments...i will be commenting back tomorrow on journals :-D


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Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Dec 03, 2016
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 115.0

Last night was nutz. Drank like a fish, hadn't done that in YEARS literally to the point of getting very drunk and getting a ride home. I need to pick up my car, it's only 2mi or so away. no biggie. will do it later.

I got good sleep, passed out in bed without washing my face or even brushing teeth and not even changing my clothes. !!! It was around 9:30-10pm at that point...then i woke up midnight and finally changed when i woke up into PJ's lol. then i was back sleeping from around 30min or so later until 7:30am. it was good, much needed sleep. Didn't sleep great all week, especially on gym nights. but i am not even angry / annoyed about it as it has become my life and i have accepted it. Balance in general is better than it's ever been for me and for that I am very thankful.

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8:30am breakfast: ghee (a rich clarified butter i just bought) 120 cal  mixed into a protein muffin 220 in double chocolate flavor with added cooked cranberries 60 and then also i started the day with a banana 120 and also had some light strawberry ice cream 80. total so far today is: 600. pretty balanced actually - in terms of fat, carbs, protein.

12:30 lunch: some more of the monster energy drink, chips 210, turkey sausage jerky yep still from package from i think last weekend in fridge 120. total around 330.

930, good.

My plan is to walk to get my car prob take around 45min-hr. got it around 2pm and got a lot of veggies. 

3:30pm huge meal, was starving: apple / potato 100, chips 250, nuts 200, tons of cooked veggies in no sauce including cauliflower / broccoli, 50, kale 50, and bean sprouts 50. total: 600-650. decent.

1550 so far i'll say. not gonna be as low cal but it is healthy which is more important right now...

 7pm dinner: squash soufflee 240, ice cream 240, and some of a seaweed salad 50 at least. total here around 550.

total today: 2100. good.

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it almost 4, not sure if this is happening...??? pick up 2-4 candles from Bath & Body Works (big sale!), take a look at the food in the place next door, also go to stop & shop for a few veggies (not much) and decide if i want to also pick up hot veggies on my way home. that's it. laundry prob tomorrow not today. not sure.

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just relaxing now...will get my car around noon...and that is when i plan to also pick up some veggies (only have some in freezer frozen packs that i do not feel like - thosee are emergency really!) and maybe buy a couple candles on sale at Bath & Body Works - lowest price of the year - $8.50 per candle and i do love my 3-wicks. that's it for today.

it's a slow, low-key weekend. laundry, small errands, gym are priorities but hanging out was last night. done with socializing / plans to go out for this weekend already. getting back on track. i want to do some stretching / walking. I may actually WALK to get my car! now that i think about it - it's only 2 mi or less away. YUP.

Progress as of today: 4 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

Donkey on 12/03/2016:
Sounds like a nice relaxing day today :-)

Horn_of_plenty on 12/04/2016:
yeah it was :-)

I am enjoying the low key weekend & look forward to similar next weekend.


grannyannie on 12/04/2016:
I've gotten pretty drunk when we go to our friends house for dinner. The wine glass is always being refilled. Enjoy your weekend!

Horn_of_plenty on 12/04/2016:
yeah! my drinking was on completely empty stomach. it was my dinner lol. the calories add up so darn quickly!

and once you get a little tipsy, inhibitions to stop are lowered! lol...you must have the greatest time at your friend's house for dinner!


hollybelle on 12/06/2016:
That is what I call an "Oooops" night!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/06/2016:
ohhhh yeah...def ooops...prob shouldn't have kissed this guy and been all over him in the bar...oops on that! but....it's ok...i don't see any nites as crazy as this one for many, many months if not years...there will be drinking yes for a party in two weeks, but not like this. NO no!

When i typically drink this way, i don't feel good the next day or even if i feel well, which i did feel well this time, i was less motivated for the rest of the weekend...


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Horn_Of_Plenty - Friday Dec 02, 2016
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 115.0

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7 day cal avg will still be decent = 2,020 per day.

decent, yes. prob not even a weight gain amount....did a lot of walking on weekend and was more active overall this week. so, i'm ok...but...i prefer in general a lower average for the NEXT TWO WEEKS. i like a leaner look, which is seemingly harder to maintain. the more muscle i get, the leaner i get, but more flabby it seems at the same time. strange.

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Friday journal edit: it was a "Liquid Dinner" - aka no dinner, only drinks and shots. I got EXTREMELY drunk and went to bed dizzy. no throwing up luckily. i left my car there, 5-10 min from where i live so now i have to get my car...i may take the bus to get my car on purpose as a way not to take the easy way out (car service / cab).  A friend, that i hooked up with at the bar last night with only there who also gave me the ride home, texted me if i want to meet for breakfast and to get my car = NO WAY. i didn't text him back yet. I want the day to be spent relaxing, alone...def not having breakfast with the dude i was kissing at the bar (along with a bit of other naughty stuff) because i don't have a desire to date him or anything - it was fun in the moment, but nothing more than that.

calories i don't know...had some whipped cream and some drinks were sweet. 

probably like 2200 calories today.

drinks included: 2-3 shots i think, and 2-3 drinks of seltzer with stevia and pineapple rum! for the shots, prob around 150 cal x 3 = 450 and whipped cream 150-200? so 650 here most...and the 2-3 drinks 100 cal each or so? 300-400. total here around 1100 for sure.

for weekend, i want to keep cals lower around 1500-1600 would be nice on both days...really. 

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Happy Friday <3

Still Cannot Believe how FAST this year went by! Feeling good.

Home: little bit of seltzer and some of a sparkling ACV drink. 30.

And i hard boiled almost the entire dozen egg carton i had picked up around 2-3 weeks ago. GOOD. Hard boiled perfectly and shelled them all for easy eating later...will eat almost the whole package today, actually. i took out the yolks of most of the eggs i'm eating today - except for one whole egg with breakfast and one whole egg at lunch, the rest are whites for today. TASTY. I've been wanting those eggs all week :-D  I also took a look at an Avocado that's been sitting on my fridge...took some of it, threw out the rest. Was getting old, so only took some of the part that was still fresh...good to not shop and use what i have here..

Breakfast: one whole egg, 3 whites 140 (already ate 2 of those whites lol nice and fresh and warm!) with some avocado 100, wrap 60, mustard 10: 310. banana 120 (not stopping with this right now, good for settling my stomach and for potassium)...

460 total above.

snack: bar 170, decaf coffee 20.

650 before lunch, good. 

Big lunch: potato 200, squash 100, 1 egg 80, 3 egg whites 60. 450 or so...oh and some kale 50.

1150 after lunch...oh...and an apple 50!

1200 after lunch, healthy.....

out for dinner tonight but grabbing a salad to have with bar drinks. need to stay healthier and keep calories in check..!

I THINK that i MIGHT need to eat more calories if I'm going to increase my walking...increase calories into the 1900's instead of 1800's balance...

 

Progress as of today: 4 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

puddles on 12/02/2016:
Good plan I often boil a full dozen of eggs a great source of protein for many dishes or salads. I find that each year goes by faster and faster as I get older and I so remember when I was a kid and the years where so long and Summers seemed to last for ever... lol Have a great day J.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/02/2016:
yes, i have noticed FOR SURE that the years get faster the older i get. Particularly with my current job which is more day in, day out and less vacation time - the constant typical and more routine structure makes the weeks FLY! i am currently content with it...and life :-D Ever since i was around 30, i have noticed how life has taken up a more rapid pace year to year....flying by.

it's made me want to think twice about life - and making sure to enjoy as you always emphasize. And make sure to plan for fun times with the people i enjoy most.


innerpeace on 12/02/2016:
I wish I had a more kitchen friendly place to warm up and eat meals from home. You do such a good job - I would have a smorgasboard all over my desk.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/02/2016:
LOL...we do have great microwaves and even a new stainless steel toaster...but....i usually eat the food cold because i choose to bring it in plastic and know it's not a great idea to heat up in plastic. i don't mind eating cold at all...and i don't want to clean extra which is why i don't heat it up in something glass i can leave here...LOL...would you ever eat the food cold?


grannyannie on 12/02/2016:
Sounds like you're doing well. Good job!

Horn_of_plenty on 12/03/2016:
Yes, I am doing very well. Thank you so much.

Now that my best friend (no longer) is out of the picture, I have a decent balance going on lately of seeing other family & friends as well as some necessary alone time / time to take care of my own needs (fitness, health) and strengthen myself and goals. It feels overall really good.


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Horn_Of_Plenty - Thursday Dec 01, 2016
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 115.0

Happy last month of the year, wahoo! This, overall, was a very positive & successful year for me.  I achieved many fitness / health / relationship / friendship goals and I am a better person now than i was at the start of January 2016. I look forward to continuing to challenge myself, learn & grow in 2017. :-)

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When I say I'm not feeling awake, I mean it.  Slightly pissed off feeling for no great reason. ugh. but event though i'm feeling a little beat, i'm still happy in general and positive. No worries...

I already know it takes sacrifice to balance fitness and full time job when living in NYC area like i do. This is old news. I make the choice to be HAPPY.  I make the choice to be content with my decisions. I have made that choice. And I will never turn it back around into a negative spin.

So many people around me have had deaths and sickness in their families and they are forced to have to deal with these sad times during the holidays.  I only have control over my own life & my own decisions. For this I AM THANKFUL.

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Home: ACV with stevia in seltzer. no cal.

Work: extra lox 150 on wrap 50 with cream cheese 80 280, banana 120. 400. energy drink. coffee 50.

snack: a bar - probably the brownie protein bar by atkins. nutty fudge brownie. approx 200. extra milk in coffee also. 50.

lunch: extremely healthy - mix of leftovers: chicken sausage 120, potato 200 tops, bok choy 50. maybe small apple 080. 450-500. and popcorn. 100 more.

1350 or so...good. still coming off a habit of eating a bit more since around Thanksgiving / week or two before.  I'll be ok as my calories are def still within a healthy range overall.

before gym: bar & caffeine 100. and the apple - i don't think i ate it yet. 50.

1500...

after gym: protein muffin 220 with cooked cranberries 60, entire pint of low cal ice cream 240 and chips 140. NOT THE BEST. overate a little bit still. i don't know why...emotional i think. 660 UGH.

2150 or so. NOT GREAT.

will be good calories today...around 1750.

1975-6day average. tomorrow i plan to bring a salad to the bar that doesn't have food.

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gym is for weights. i may start going to both gyms for weights. joined the cheaper gym next to work for $100 until end of May. I joined it for cardio both during the day & after work.

Progress as of today: 4 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

puddles on 12/01/2016:
Always good to start your day with a gratitude or two... life is good and it is what you make it so we might as well enjoy the ride. Take care and have a great day J.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/01/2016:
yeah, morning was rough, feeling better now but i know the deal...sleep gets weird = jackie gets weird and starts to feel weird. I know the drill by now :-) I am thankful and might as well remain so.


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Horn_Of_Plenty - Wednesday Nov 30, 2016
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 115.0

6:30am Home: half banana 60 & ACV in seltzer with stevia. 60.

8:30am work breakfast: whole banana (feeling the need to have extra potassium as well as extra banana to keep from bloating after the ACV in morning.) 120, wrap 60 with lox 100 and cream cheese 90. 370. Coffee 50. 420.

Snack: Will be an Atkins Nutty Fudge Brownie 170.

Total before lunch is great: 650 :-D Healthy.

Healthy Lunch: rest of the leftover white meat turkey from last Thursday (not eating any more leftovers after today!) 200-250, leftover greens 200, and roasted potato / veggies 150 – 600 approx. fine! and maybe apple 700.

1350 after healthy lunch.

Tonight’s plan is early dinner followed by early to bed. I am not planning any exercise aside from walking in the bldg stairwell a few flights if I want to increase heart rate before dinner for like 10 min. Tonight is about relaxing.

I have 4 sick days left to use between now & April 1st.

I am planning to take one on 12/9 (next Friday) because a friend is having people over for dinner at 7pm & I don’t want to be up at the crack of dawn and go to the dinner. Same with the following Friday after that – 12/16 – it’s a friend’s birthday and will be going to a restaurant followed by a bar. No need to be up at the crack of dawn and then be up late that night when I don’t have to be. Sick days used wisely & to the rescue. This is going to be one heck of a wonderful Winter! 

2150 and 1 mile walk. Overate at dinner

1940 5-day average

Progress as of today: 4 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

puddles on 11/30/2016:
Nice to have plans and get together with friends. Yes well planned sick days are great I remember planning mine also when I was working. Have a great day J.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 11/30/2016:
yes, i am really getting good at balance right now. i guess the end of the best friend friendship has freed up some responsibility too....but....just happier...

Horn_Of_Plenty on 11/30/2016:
and yes, i've been chatting with Paul again and visited him 2x at his work but not again as he said he was embarassed. oh well. he's the boss, so i didn't think he'd get embarassed. like, he is the big fish there, nobody else...

so yes, we've been texting around 1 month. no progress, but def nothing bad either. I am attempting to push him to reach out to me, as it's myself who's usually the initiator. but i know this, i am not upset, and i have enough on my plate right now. i can wait right now for as many months / years as he needs as dating / marriage and stuff is not a priority on my end. But yes, i love him. he's my idea of the ideal guy.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 11/30/2016:
i want him to invite me back to his neck of the woods where he lives again (45 min to an hour from me). i like that area better than mine...and i prefer to travel to him. he has a nicer place & i would only share mine with him if first he was comfortable getting to know me MUCH better than now and long after i visited him several times first.


happy-1 on 11/30/2016:
I hope to get to the point of planning my sick and vacation with any skill. How do you keep track? Do you also track any days you were late, took a long lunch or were out early? What about in early/out late? I'd like to be more reliable for work, but can't get a grasp on how to track it.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 11/30/2016:
YEP! wow, you guessed my habits for sure!

yeah - I track it all on the computer at work. I made a few different excel files. I try to be on time, but, i do track ANY obvious changes like being late, a different or skipped lunch, or leaving late. We don't get paid overtime at all, but it's good to track so that if i work extra, i don't feel bad about leaving early on another day. Like "banking hours."

I do it with excel. and i add it up...

also, it's mandatory we make our own time sheets, so, i have that record too (but it's not accurate as much as my own records). time sheets are basic and only the total hours per day which are supposed to be reported as always the same in my case. that's why i do my own records separately.

for vacation, we need to submit vacation sheets, so i save them on the computer too. and for sick days, i just make sure to keep track of how many days i take and have left (5 sick days per year) (14 vacation days per year). I definitely keep track.


innerpeace on 11/30/2016:
Halos - are small, sweet, seedless easy-to-peel oranges

Horn_Of_Plenty on 11/30/2016:
oh, like a Clementine! nice!


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Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday Nov 29, 2016
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 115.0

 Home last few sips of a kombucha and also ACV with stevia in seltzer - 40 cal.

Work: first coffee 50 (came a little late and little appetite, so saved breakfast for 10:30am). banana 120, wrap 60 with cream cheese 60 and salami 110. total here: 400.

450 before lunch, excellent.

Lunch: healthy leftovers including some white meat turkey 150, veggies sauteed 200, also cashews 150, small apple 50 - 550 or so. excellent.

total so far: 1,000 :-D

snack before gym: caffeine and special k bar 100.

1,100 cal before gym - prob more like 1200 before gym, lunch a little bigger

after gym: 300.

update 4:20pm - darn i'm tired...i think bored...still going to gym of course...craving sugar for no reason. just want to sleep. didn't sleep great last night.

1500....and added chips. 1600.

 4day:  1885. excellent!

Progress as of today: 4 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

puddles on 11/29/2016:
Have a great day J.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 11/29/2016:
Thanks Puddy. Starting to really put myself first here...will rejoin the gym next door to work so that i can walk for even 10 min during the workday on their treadmills which breaks up sitting on my booty. So, $100 will be spend after work i think - on the gym next door to use for the next 6 months as often, or not often, as i prefer! Options & convenience are the name of the game when it comes to weight maintenance, health, fitness, goals.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 11/29/2016:
I will do whatever i can to make things happen :-D

Horn_Of_Plenty on 11/29/2016:
may not walk everyday...but it's a good option especially on rainy days. need to get up, not sit straight the day. no good.


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