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Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Nov 30, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 119.0

3 day average- 1820/day....progress!

2-day weekend calorie average = 1900/day - excellent!

Early morning drink: kombucha 70

Dinner: salmon jerky 130, tons of veggies not too much sauce 450? Around 600 total.

1650 today - great. Exercise - around 1 mile walking. 10 min lunch, 10 min evening.

Will rest my ankle today though. Left ankle still not great. Right leg is doing fine though! No problems with my right limb in a long time & very thankful for that. Just need to strengthen my left side.

Progress as of today: 7 lbs lost so far, only 4 lbs to go!

Thinkpositive on 11/30/2015:
Have a good day!

OhioRaven on 11/30/2015:
Excellent !

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Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Nov 29, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 119.0

Happy Sunday.

Overall, it's been a nice weekend. I just wish my left ankle would stop bothering me. I'm trying to just continue to stretch & forget about the pain. Can't hound on it, you know?

9am-10am Breakfast / snacking: kombucha 30 & turmeric drink with added almond milk 120

11am snack: warmed S'mores Quest Bar 180

12:15 healthy lunch: small bit of avocado, olive oil also on toast 200, turkey 100, roasted brussel sprouts 100: 400 :) SATISFYING. I think I've not been eating enough fats lately. gonna get more of them in me this week.

Big dinner: 8oz burger on big bun 800?, some fries 150?, collard greens 2 portions 200? 1150. 1850-1950 good.

 Anyways, it's been a good weekend. No crazy high calorie-counts and relaxation. Some $$ spending but I got some great food / clothing / candles and lots of deals obviously. All is good. Got two free pairs of underwear from Victoria's secret and $10 dollars off a bra. Then, I got 2 Yankee candles for $15...but then there was a better sale at Bath & Body Works - but I chose not to go. They had the 3-wick candles for only $12 instead of the regular $22 and I had a coupon for $10 off a $30 purchase! I was planning to get 3 3-wick candles, but ran out of time. It would have only cost me $26 for all 3 3-wicks instead of the regular $66! Great deal, but I chose to wait until another sale. I spent enough money. Lastly, I went to Old Navy...and got a few tops. All inexpensive, around $10 each. And they are nice ones, too.

And today...I'm off to see an Off-Broadway matinee with a couple friends. I'll be meeting them right there, in front of the theater at 2:30pm.

Doing some laundry now. Was gonna cook some veggies, but I doubt it...maybe tomorrow night. I'd rather read right now.



Weight head-talking....

I stepped on the scale this AM. I weigh around 122. I will be back around 118-119 by New Years I think. Even a couple days of eating less & less bloat may get me there.

I have what I guess you can call a final month of the year resolution. My goal is to make the month of December my BEST month of the year. My goal is to stick to this goal...for the whole month. NOT to get derailed. If I have to skip the gym bc of being tired, I will. But really, my goal is to get all my workouts in (3x a week) and try to fit in a few leg sessions or just do my stretches at home.

My sister's wedding is looming...can't wait till I don't need to think about it. At times like this, I wish I were more of a party person. I really don't want to go dress shopping lol. Doing that in January. But of course i'm happy for her! Actually...I guess I keep forgetting how many months till her wedding - A LOT! It's 4/2/16. So, 4 months away. I want to be 115lbs then.

It will be the first time for me, weighing 115 lbs, since around September of 2009. I was 24/25 years old. And leading up to then, I was under 115 from age 20/21 thru turning 25. So like 5 years I was around 112lbs. However, I will admit that maintaining wasn't easy - and I was much more active than I am now. I also didn't eat as much as I do now. In order to reach 115, I will have to lower my calories a bit.  I know I will NOT be able to keep it up for 4 months straight, till the wedding. But in December, I'd like to make a big dent in my goal. Then I can readjust as needed in January / February.

Progress as of today: 7 lbs lost so far, only 4 lbs to go!

puddles on 11/29/2015:
All sounds good and you will make it back to your weight. Have a great day.

OhioRaven on 11/29/2015:
Man, you live an exciting life. I can feel the energy coming through your keyboard.

biscottibody59 on 11/29/2015:
Sounds like a fun weekend!

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Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Nov 28, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 119.0

Grand total calories for today are 1850! and that's a good total to start a new week of calorie-counting. Tomorrow will be good, very good as well because I see they have collard greens at the restaurant i'm going to - and - I'll be out all afternoon into the night. I will not be binging or making poor choices tomorrow. Looking forward to a nice end of the weekend with friends in the city.

For the month of December, I will make it my business to eat well - and make sure calories are staying low. Goal is to get to 118 or under 120 by New Years. If not, goal is to at least maintain 120...you know it's hard in the winter (but that's just another one of my excuses...)

Not wanting to eat more than 1200 today. But I did.

I really don't want to lose every pound of progress I lost in September. Just a few things to do today - pick up bottled waters for work from drugstore, exchange a ripped shirt at old navy (wasn't planning on doing this until I saw the rip and it's a loose, very comfortable top that's perfect on days when I am full and bloated lol), gym. I prefer not even to go to the supermarket.

9am Breakfast: new flavor / brand of kombucha saying it's only 30 cal per bottle (might be a lie to persuade customers to choose this new brand over others as most kombucha brands are at least 30 cal per bottle...), banana, cookies & cream quest bar. total: 350. and fiber one 120 with almond milk 20. total: around 500. good.

11:45 - roasted Brussels 150, organic "Raw Revolution" brand chocolate raspberry chocolate bar 220 (lower protein, higher fat & carbs). lately not eating well...trying to get a surge of energy before gym...total cals here: 370. and a monster energy drink, like half.

total so far: 870...blech, anyways time for gym soon. later returning shirts to old navy but stopping home first. and that's really it. just lazy. would rather read now, but should go to gym after this bar and snack and early lunch. ugh. I am working on getting myself back on track. I'm not really off-track, I should move forward :-D

Gym - 1pm banana 130 1,000 2:30 chocolate 70 1070...not low cal or near as low as I wanted this is gonna take some effort for sure... what can I say - holiday weekend it is! 3:15pm frozen yogurt low sugar of course 150 1220, good...

On way home from errands, 5pm: a chocolate. 70

total so far: 1300

big dinner; lots of salad(s) with dressing 150-200, leftover roasted carrots and squash 150, little bit of leftover tofu in a light sauce 30, beef jerky (last packet in my apt...) 120. almost reached for a 100 cal bag of popcorn but gladly didn't make it because no doubt I am full. total dinner calories 500-550. good.

total today: is actually quite good.  I am proud of myself, yes. total - 1850. it's a good start to the week!





Progress as of today: 7 lbs lost so far, only 4 lbs to go!

puddles on 11/28/2015:
Have a great day.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 11/28/2015:
Thank you P!

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Horn_Of_Plenty - Friday Nov 27, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 119.0

2150 7-day average....moving forward. still cravings tonight. craving carbs. I've eaten enough though.

I found a rip in a new shirt I have, so going to old navy tomorrow to try to exchange it. last minute extra plan in my plans....lol. other than that, I will try to lie low tomorrow just try to do minimum things because sunday is going to be very busy...getting tired just thinking about it....

...on another note, my sister's wedding is approx. 4 months away. cannot wait till it's over so I don't need to even think about it. I almost wanna give up on weighing 115 by her wedding. I know I am up in my weight a bit, maybe weighing 122-123 now at least. gotta work on this. easiest way to lose a few pounds is to have some REALLY low cal days. I guess I need to have those, and then just be moderate on the days between. I should try hard. I should stick to my guns with this one. Her wedding is 4/2 and it'll be over soon. I should try hard and get to where I want to be so I can be proud I achieved the goal I've been thinking about for so long!

so yeah, i'm gonna achieve 115 by april. I don't even have any more holidays to prevent me from continuing to progress. as for new years eve, I have to work that day, so I may not even go out that night...just thinking how to have a calmer few months until her wedding / bridal shower / and other nonsense that weddings include...sorry guys (well mostly ladies) but I'm not someone who loves big get togethers - especially big events like weddings. sorry, but it's not for everyone. I am very out of my comfort zone at events like these.  especially due to the dressing up aspect. lol.

Happy Friday :) Staying with folks a little longer than expected (stayed with them till 2pm today!)..

9:30am breakfast: dry oatmeal flakes 150, in yogurt 150, with tons of cinnamon and a baked apple 150 with dried fruit and prunes 100. 550 - more than expected but good.

Snack at noon - peanut butter 100

1pm Lunch:Thanksgiving lunch leftovers lots of turkey maybe at least 300, roasted carrots and roasted butternut squash (large servings) 300?, chips 100. Around 700 but healthy and natural and some green tea...

4pm Snack in afternoon: iced coffee with milk 50

7pm Dinner: healthy, but still eating too much...hopefully not too much more than 600.

not a low cal day but it will be a healthy day... However, I will be successful tomorrow in making it a low cal day. My goal will be 1200-1500 for both Saturday and Sunday.

Stayed over at my parents until after lunch Friday so it's a slight change of plans eating-wise today. Feels good to just be home here and relax.

Around 2,050 overall calories today.

exercise: little bit of walking, around 40 minutes i'd say.

it's been a wonderful Black Friday :-D

Progress as of today: 7 lbs lost so far, only 4 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 11/27/2015:
Yep! I put stuff in my yogurt too. Flax seed and Chia seed.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 11/27/2015:
:-D...making it thru the holidays...I hope you are too! I always put something in my yogurt or I mix it with oatmeal...never plain!

puddles on 11/27/2015:
Have a great evening.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 11/27/2015:
Thanks Puddy, you too.

grannyannie on 11/28/2015:
Have a great weekend!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 11/29/2015:
Thank you Annie! :)

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Horn_Of_Plenty - Thursday Nov 26, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 119.0

I am thankful for this holiday. Time with my family, not time at work! Time spent with people I do care for, not coworkers....!

8:30am Breakfast: kombucha 70 then drank half and added more water and stevia., small banana 120, S'mores Quest Bar 180 warmed in microwave so it actually does resemble desert! lately loving these bars.  they used to be my go-to and now I remember why!. Black tea with stevia. Total Breakfast Cals: 370 - good!

Now Relaxing. Finally reading (last night I fell asleep, sorta food coma again, and slept in till almost 8am!) lately, i'm finding that I need a LOT more sleep this season. Sleeping a TON. And I must say, the extra sleep feels very good.

10am: bar 180

11am: veggies / olives / hearts of palm around 150

total so far: 700, good!

Before dinner snack around 2:30pm - bar and some fruit 300 Dinner: turkey around 200 at most I think, lots of roasted veggies, salad prob 800 at most more? 2000... And a bar around 9pm...2250.



Thanksgiving 4-day weekend plans:

Thursday: 2200 cals.

Thanksgiving with my folks. getting to the around 1pm & staying overnight. If I weren't lazy this past Monday, I could have gone to the gym today...but...I guess it's nice relaxing this morning...will probably sleep over into Friday at my parents.

Friday 2050 cals

Probably skipping gym again (lately i'm going 2 days a week instead of 3). I will have skipped it 3 times in 3 weeks (not happy about this & I can feel a lack of strength and need to use lower weights each time I go to the gym now...but caffeine helps) .

Skipping a planned gym session because I wont be home to do the other one I planned for Sunday afternoon. I do realize skipping a few times is way better than skipping a few months! i'm doing way better than last year when I wasn't going to the gym at all 3 months straight. On that note, I am content skipping the gym another day this week. It is what it is!

Friday Late morning / early afternoon: I think laundry..

An hour massage on Friday @3pm in the afternoon. :-D

Saturday: chance to do it right today...

Gym on Saturday which may be the better solution than trying to go both Friday early morning and Sunday early morning (seems wrong to punish myself with early gym sessions on a holiday weekend!).

Good thing is that by going on Saturday to the gym, I can go any time of day Saturday which is better than pushing myself to have to go early in the AM. This makes sense since I'll be in the city Sunday anyways which should be enough.  Seems this is a better plan for gym (even if it means a day was skipped again this week).

Also Saturday (but maybe Friday) food prep for the week if I didn't on Friday...


Going to see an Off Broadway show in city.  It's a matinee and a comedy set in an upscale hair salon! It starts at the convenient time of 3pm on a Sunday :-) And then we are going for dinner after.

I'll be going with two friends who are actually a couple dating. I don't feel like a third wheel - they are nice folks! better off join them and do something exciting for the long weekend. super excited about Sunday!  Thankful for exciting holiday weekend plans.

Progress as of today: 7 lbs lost so far, only 4 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 11/26/2015:
Sounds like a Great Weekend. Enjoy yourself,HP.

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Horn_Of_Plenty - Wednesday Nov 25, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 119.0

5-day calorie average = 2160 per day.

okay...on Friday, i'll be attempting lower calories again i think....just having a rough time sticking with the plan. but not really, as today was successful although it wasn't really low calorie.

I'm starting to obsess but not get anywhere even by obsessing. ugh.

struggling a little bit lately. but good thing is, i feel pretty darn energetic compared with how i usually feel right before a holiday. i'm learning to balance my life a little better and it feels great.

happy pre-turkey day!

calories will be good today, I can feel it! feeling powerful & empowered to make the right decisions

Early: smaller bit of kombucha 50

Breakfast: Quest bar (doing what I need to do right now to cut carbs & calories and be pretty satisfied), coffee, tea 250

Snack: Quest bar 200

Lunch: very satisfying & healthy. cut up veggies (celery, peppers, carrots) and sardines in olive oil on 2 slices toast. HIT THE SPOT. olive oil was nice on toast. total around 450. and later a cold Mexican coffee drink 20, but i'll include it in the total.

then...snack at 4pm while home: a tasty seaweed snack...will provide link bc they are EXTREMELY low calorie. and a small coffee greek yogurt. 200 cal total.

I stopped by another health food store (my total weakness is food if you didn't notice!) and found some items I've never seen in my life there! and if you didn't know, I've seen a lot of weird, exotic, awesome food!

total so far: nice & low 1150...

I may aim for around 450 cal dinner. we shall see. if a little higher, no biggie. I have a lot of tasty veggies at home.

dinner on the very big side: over a cup of only sautéed onions (lots of oil) around 200 cal, squash on tomato sauce (once again, large portion around 3 cups) 200-250, cucumber salad 50?, mostly steamed veggies 100, beef jerky 100, and fruit 100. i had it in my head i was going to eat a ton tonight & i did. around 800

total: 1950-2000, decent. little higher than expected, but fine.

exercise: i actually took a walk before dinner for around 40 minutes. which is good for a change of pace. needing to continue with adding in cardio to my routine.


Progress as of today: 7 lbs lost so far, only 4 lbs to go!

thinkpositive on 11/25/2015:
I'll take a bit of that power, if you can spare it.

OhioRaven on 11/25/2015:
Hey, We're gonna get through this. Have a good day, HP.

biscottibody59 on 11/25/2015:
Enjoy your Thanksgiving HoP!

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Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday Nov 24, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 119.0

Seems this DD crew (all of you) are very busy this holiday time of year! I completely understand.

I am a little obsessive....so I don't see myself not posting...especially now bc i'll be off from work obviously Thursday & also Friday. yay.

1600 cals today = major success.

exercise: full gym workout & actually added in a little leg work. emphasis on little and emphasis on not intense for the leg work. the only way I really aim to do it - bc my legs are not as durable!? as my upper body. so I don't like hardcore leg work. and i'm just getting back into it. and loving it.

4-day average is already better - 2200/day (

I probably burned the 2200 on Saturday at the gym...and also today with my workout.  But, Sunday, I probably burned between 1900-2000 if i'm lucky (no extra exercise) and Monday I def didn't burn too much (probably 1800-1900 if i'm lucky - no exercise and work only with a few errands).  So, with 2200/day, I probably am up by around 400 calories over my expenditure...

Good Morning All!

Definitely had a few high cal days along with some struggles after work in evenings at least a couple weeks now - reaching for food to fill me literally when it's not really what I need. I am going to work on this. Bc nobody should feel the need to literally pack themselves full of food just to reach a "coma" state and sleep? Talk more about this later.

I am currently working on getting back on track - lately I am craving carbs and all the wrong ones.

I am going to make these couple days before thanksgiving good ones because I am not feeling good lately - energy level is very low and I am starting to binge and eat too many poor choice foods.

Early morning: kombucha 100

Breakfast: Quest bar warmed in microwave - cookies and cream tastes like a dessert (very similar), coffee 250

Snack: another warmed quest bar (at work)...need to limit carbs right now...bc I find myself having too many highs / lows from them lately. and too many cravings lately. so no more. 170

Lunch: without veggies: bread (maybe toasted) with sardines. 350. too much volume in my food lately, need to stop for 1-2 days with the high veggie volume..need to reduce veggies, but did have about a pint of them, with some dressing, at lunch. 200?

1050 total after lunch & before snack before gym! to be a successful day today!

snacking before gym: grapefruit 80, tiny apple 30, diet drink?, caffeine, small bar (sugar110 (coworker gave me a granola bar and I took it)and chocolate 150) of some sort: total = around 300



snacking / light dinner after gym: thinking a quest bar or a mix of a higher sugar / protein bar...but probably only protein as next time I go to the gym is a Friday - extra recovery time...don't need the carbs right now.

bar and a small persimmon (fruit)- 250 or so

 calories will be approx. 1450 - 1500 1600today (limiting too much is no good bc I am starting to understand when I feel I am out of control - so the 1600 is actually really good for today. SAME tomorrow (or lower cal if I can - prob not, then Friday i'll do lower as well as maybe Saturday, def Sunday)


Progress as of today: 7 lbs lost so far, only 4 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 11/24/2015:
Good luck conquering the carb cravings! It can be tough.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 11/24/2015:
It's rare I actually start to notice as clearly as I did last night that carbs are starting to overtake me a bit and i'm losing control and starting to have too many cravings.

So, like so many people say they are doing, I am intentionally cutting carbs.

and it feels good to do it, intentionally, until I get out of this need for them.

I am also eating smaller portions especially in the morning at work, on purpose, bc lately my portions have been supersized and it's making it so I am constantly bloated bc i'm not giving my body any rest with huge portions...so yeah.

less carbs sometimes...I think it's a really good thing.

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Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Nov 23, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 119.0

3 day average: 2400/day. starting to be in a semi-binge mode. will have to break out of it. tomorrow and Wednesday i'm stopping this nonsense.

At McDonald's after dropping off friend at the train and a bit before work....trying to relax my body and de-bloat....lol....glad to have this time to do what I gotta do in order to feel good at work all day today...planned to have at least half hour total alone time before work and glad I did this & planned it this way.

Early: kombucha, probiotic drink, hot tea 80, later a banana, and  a candy at work 220 total...

8:30am decaf coffee with milk 50 and protein bar chocolate brownie Quest 170...220

also pb&sfj on wheat bread - 300

Lunch: small bag butter popcorn, vegan soy chicken, kale, sweet potato. around 600

1350 after lunch..starting to debate gym today but I know i'm better off tomorrow with extra rest tonight.

snack on way home: sour cream & onion light crisps 120


total huge dinner: jerky 110, tofu 110, tons of veggies in ginger sauce 500 could be more even......, small persimmon and a microwaved double chocolate quest bar 250 (it's actually better than the chocolate brownie!)  970-1000

holy...will not to start watching. I've been binging lately. (didn't realize dinner was getting this out of hand)

total: 2450. oops.

no exercise, very full though...too full...bed early, just gonna relax. very emotional and tired...maybe bc I wasn't used to having a house guest?  but  no excuses....


I may change my mind about weights tonight but probably not... 


Friend staying over was a big success! She's really a World traveler and so for her she has it down pat when it comes to staying over a friend's places!

So, she was a lovely guest and still is as she is sleeping in the other room while I write this. I am drinking kombucha and trying to de-bloat. Will post photos of all the food we feasted on later.

Will skip gym tonight to go tomorrow, Friday, Sunday.

Plan for rest of day - work and aiming for a complete lower cal day, quick grocery shop to pick up fruit Bc I am making fruit kabobs to bring to my parents on Thursday :) Just seems better than pushing it tonight when instead I can enjoy going home to a quiet, empty apt and read and relax.

Progress as of today: 7 lbs lost so far, only 4 lbs to go!

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Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Nov 22, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 119.0

No idea on calories. Guessing around 2500-2600. Good!

8am:kombucha 100

9:00am: oatmeal / coconut flavor mix with almond milk, let it sit overnight, 200, with a banana 120. then, a coffee matcha drink (yes, i'm spoiling myself here!!! yum!) 120total so far: 540

...trying to save a bit of calories for this feast we are going to. I want to try a lot of food...and also have something sweet & chocolaty for dessert (maybe chocolate cake or something if they have it!!!)

11:30 beef jerky 110 cals and  pita crisps 150

(ravenous - too much caffeine?? nervous for today & tonight with her sleeping over? feeling sick...) must be nerves. feeling like no amount of carbs right now will satisfy me....feeling overwhelmed. ugh....I know i'll calm down in a bit, feeling very shaky. Today, i'm not even going to limit calories at this feast, i'll prob go at least 2500 cals for today....one time event meant to be enjoyed...


It must be this time of year...when the days are shorter & nights are longer...

I haven't needed to sleep this much since 3 months ago - when I went to live with my folks & was sleeping over 8hrs for like 2 weeks straight at least.

I have been needing more sleep lately. Nothing too crazy, just definitely requiring more sleep. I think it's the time of year. And instead of fighting it, I'm starting to accept it & trying to work it into my schedule (by being able to go to bed earlier & not staying as late at work so I can get to the gym earlier during the week).

Sleep is important in order for the body to heal itself and also build new muscle, etc. This is probably how I will be successful getting thru this winter season!  I am ready to take it on now!

Sleep...and possibly eating more carbs.

Anyways, today a good friend (that I don't get to see very often because she travels) is coming to visit. I'm picking her up at 1pm at a subway in Queens & we are driving directly to a Thanksgiving Vegan Food Festival on Long Island, around an hour or so away. We should get there around 2-2:30. The festival actually starts earlier, but the food part starts at 3pm. it ends at 4:30. 

We will probably leave around then, not stay for the speeches and other presentations since it'll be an hour's drive home as well. Probably get back home around 5:30-6. I actually don't mind staying there a bit later, if she wants too...as we have nothing else planned and she's sleeping over into Monday.

Monday i'll drop her off at the same subway before work, around 7am! And then i'm going directly to work. I figured since it's a short, holiday week, that it'd be a good night for her to sleep over - just gotta get thru Monday thru Wednesday & then i'm off Thursday / Friday for the holiday! yay.

Progress as of today: 7 lbs lost so far, only 4 lbs to go!

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Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Nov 21, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 119.0

2150 cals today = success.

Little bit of a summary of today's food choices: 

Morning until 5:30pm: higher carb, lower fat, low protein

Dinner: still higher carb, low fat, low protein

Snack later after dinner: high protein


7:30am Early morning: kombucha 1.5 bottles (3 servings) 110

9am Breakfast: oatmeal with almond milk 180, some cinnamon, nutmeg and stevia, peanut putter 100, medium banana 120, and...little bit of dried fruit 40! 440. and so good.

550, excellent. planning on higher carbs I think. and more fat. not having enough fat lately...maybe that's why i'm having cravings? lately some cravings. could be just because i'm feeling quite lethargic lately.

10am herbal energy supplement, stevia, diluted with water 25

11am: KIND blueberry, vanilla & cashew bar 200 before gym..and bc I was really tempted for it since I bought it - Monster energy drink sugar free orange flavor. was good of course had half the bottle, rest to be saved in fridge for another day.

Bar 150 and chocolate 70 1020, good.

2pm after workout - frozen yogurt :) 230 at most I think

5:30pm SO GOOD: toasted 6" wheat bread with all the veggies roast beef subway sandwich., 350 or so,  popcorn, 100 and tons of lettuce in leftover thai sauce 100 at least bc of the sauce, oh and some bites of soy chicken 50. total here: 600.

7pm-7:30 : snacking, snacking all day. higher carb day. surprisingly, yes, i'm a little too full and everything was a little too salty...but, I have more energy after a higher-carb day. for sure. fruit 100, microwaved cookie dough quest bar 200

.....extra carbs did the trick...extra fiber (veggies / popcorn) helped balance them out & keep me more satisfied...

total so far: 2150. great! and goos start to a new week of calorie-counting!

exercise: strong gym routine - 1.5hrs with weights, back, abs and around a 1-mile walk. ankle is feeling better after stretching & massage today - way better. good to have a day out of the desk chair...


Morning plan: success

1. All laundry including sheets are done. Now i'm ready for my friend's visit tomorrow! 

2. Paid online for our tickets to the Thanksgiving feast tomorrow. Some stretching, then off around 11:30am to the gym.

Night Afternoon plans: - coloring (yes, really), reading, relaxing for sure (finally starting at 7:30pm!)

Afternoon Plans: did all of them, success: it was a lovely, relaxing, fun "Jackie day"

1. short trip to supermarket for almond milk, maybe kombucha...and the pumpkin. I should buy it today. I have enough food to last me till after my friend's visit which is AWESOME. no need to get any major food items until after Monday.

2. maybe small massage bc my back is very tight from sitting around and no exercise most of the week

3. maybe nails as they are a bit long and for some reason I cannot do them myself and always really, really mess them up when I try...especially when I try to clean up my cuticles. so, i'd rather treat myself....yup!

Thursday, i'm making this for Thanksgiving to bring to my parent's house.  It's fruit skewers poked into a small pumpkin...with a pear face & red pepper feet! cute :-D

Workout Plans for next week: not sure?

Monday: gym after work

Wednesday: gym after work (hopefully we get out early?)

Sunday: gym..


Progress as of today: 7 lbs lost so far, only 4 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 11/21/2015:
That breakfast will definitely stick with you for hours!

OhioRaven on 11/21/2015:
Love the Turkey.

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