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Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Oct 21, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 114.0

Almost 8am Breakfast: leftover blondie that i baked 300 over whipped cream 120 and leftover pumpkin with stevia and cinnamon 50 and a plum 50. also kombucha 70. 600, good.

Indian bread and an egg 250 

lunch: wrap with leftover indian groud chicken with lots of spices 400 and popcorn 100

Coffee and 2 bananas around workout 1650 before dinner

WOWWWW! so the soup was good - the cabbage was very buttery and good. the taste with the bacon would probably be better lol without bacon, but it was good still. so i had a bit of it...with a lot of cabbage like i've been craving

Cabbage and bacon soup: 350? and brownie that i baked (amazing winner!) 250.

i wish i could have more....but...maybe jello w. whipped cream. it was all good. and a plum, just hungry feeling.

2350 :)

today my food attemps worked out great.

2day - 2250, decent :)

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This weekend, despite waking up a few times last night but easily going back to sleep...i've been getting like 10-12 hours of sleep a night. seems the time of year for it. with lots of germs around...i don't mind the extra sleep, i like it!

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On the list today:

Baking 2 treats: a 5 ingredient brownie recipe made with coconut oil !....and something else...or perhaps just double up this easy recipe!

Cooking a Slow Cooker Cabbage and Bacon Recipe!

Biking to Gym and Weights 

Put away all my clean clothes that i quickly washed yesterday (good idea to get that done!!!)

 

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!

graindart on 10/21/2018:
After reading about all of the recent indian food you've been eating, I've been craving it. Not really an option around here, so will probably put it on my list for the next out of town trip we go on.

Have been eating a decent amount of squash lately with Stevia and pumpkin pie spices. It's been satisfying my pumpkin pie cravings so far. Good job on your consistency, as always.


Donkey on 10/21/2018:
Your sleep is amazing. I like to get 7 hours minimum. This past week and the week before, I was around 6 hours, and I can really feel it.


happy-1 on 10/21/2018:
Ok... I am all set with greek food this week... Gotta eat indian food next week now. Probably I’ll start with making that spinach sauce with garbanzos in it. Maybe also some black dal.


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Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Oct 20, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 114.0

Fruit 100 , ginger drink 50

Oatmeal 200, coconut blondie 300, whipped cream small amount and pumpkin 100, coffee 50

Indian spread 150 with crackers 200 and an egg 100

lollipop 50

1300

Dinner Indian the type Happy told me about that isn't based with cream - biryani & chat style.

I had a ground meat dish 250 with okra 100 and stuffed baby eggplants 150 and heavier bread 200

2200 total really tasty cals

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!

happy-1 on 10/21/2018:
Aaaaaaaaw... good for you! Where did you go?


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Horn_Of_Plenty - Friday Oct 19, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 114.0

Kombucha 50

whipped cream 120 with my homemade coconut dense blondie 350, coffee 50

snack: 180 coconut chocolate covered 

750...

Lunch: leftovers (good ones) and a yellow pepper: 

snack: plum?

1350 before dinner

dinner: tofu / indian takeout :)

2100 today.

good eats, good exercise, good week.

 

 

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!

happy-1 on 10/19/2018:
yum. Indian food.

Horn_of_plenty on 10/20/2018:
def not ready to cook it myself yet...i love the flavors they have in their food!


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Horn_Of_Plenty - Thursday Oct 18, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 114.0

Kombucha 60

Work breakfast: apple 100, my keto coconut cake (needs tweeking on recipe but it's edible lol) 300, whipped cream 120, coffee 50

10am snack: nasty protein bar but finishing them as the nutrition is decent and i don't like to waste money & didn't want to return them...

Healthy lunch: takeout instead of my own lunch, lol...buffet choices: shrimp and calamari 250, veggie slaw salad 100 and some other veg 100: and bread almost forgot 100 550...

plum 50

Snacks granola bar 150 bigger banana 150 almonds 50 1800...

After workout - i did start snacking too much during workout and will hopefully get this under some control now that i'm working out at home :) ...first i started with a few bites of a Lenny & Larry's Choc Mint cookie but then stopped 150 cal...and then i was also heating up a Cauliflower Pizza Crust around 300.

2250 today. very tasty day!

6 day:2170, good!

nice walking in as well as a great weights workout. very successful, fitness-wise.

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!

Maria7 on 10/18/2018:
Hoping you are having a good day.

Horn_of_plenty on 10/18/2018:
very much...and i was able to get a nice walk in as well as weights routine. good day thank you!


happy-1 on 10/19/2018:
I love those cookies and pizzas. Nutritionist says no, they are too processed.

horn_of_plenty on 10/20/2018:
I love the cauli pizza crusts - supposedly they are low cal


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Horn_Of_Plenty - Wednesday Oct 17, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 114.0

Kombucha 50

My homemade blondie 300...def need to work on recipe and whipped cream 120 and coffee 80

Snack:worst tasting bar....i have a whole box left :( i might have to throw them away. 200 cal.

Lunch: indian spinach 200 and other sauce 50, with turkey burger 150 and orange 100. 500 total.

chocolates 50

Snack: fresh apple off tree brought in by coworker...lol....same coworker that i had words with yesterday haha 100 when i get home and go walking for a little before dinner :)

Dinner:not sure, but healthy, ended up going out to eat, but walked a lot as we walked there after i got off bus near my apt. so it's all good. up to 800 it was Afgani food!...spinach similar to the indian prep but no cream which was healthier a still a good taste, a little meat, some salad with a little cheese, and a piece of tasty bread with light garlic flavor.

2200 total, all healhy.

5day: 2150

Walk tonight :)

Early to bed

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No, this job and this industry will NOT work for me for life. No, I do not want to be held responsible to going to various union events because of my father and his being extremely active in it. And NO, i do not want to sit at a desk for life.

No, I KNOW i am better than this.

I am not done. I will become a fast runner and match my goals as I have wished.

This is my Winter of getting stronger :)

Yesterday, at work, reminded me of why I want to be better for myself and go to a place where I can work and not die at my desk from lack of blood flow...i'm exaggerating, but this is how i feel today.

similar to how donkey felt in the recent past, i am depressed today...sad for what i witnessed yesterday at work (below) and sad that as a teacher that i am not anymore...that anyone would dare take up with me any argument about bettering a child in music ed. 

i'm quite sickened today over yesterday. 

and i will be keeping to myself for the remainder of the week...as well as for the rest of the time i work here.

I'll be focusing on my own abilities...and also striving to leave work at my hour, 4:30pm and that's it.

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I am gonna start talking much less at work....as i realize i have opinions and it really doesn't matter anymore to share them...enough....because i may as well let others keep their opinions and not even try to explain my side ....

it's a weird discussion we had: MUSIC EDUCATION and when to give (free) lessons...when someone kindly offers to give your kid extra tips.

PERSONALLY, it's ME who offered.

and PERSONALLY, IF i were a parent and someone kindly offered to show my kid a few things because they have a background and can share extra knowledge with my kid, I"D TAKE THEM UP ON IT, NO DISCUSSION.

well, one of my coworkers, not the parent of the kid (that's more my boss) was ARGUING saying she'd wait till the kid has the instrument for a bit....well....i know how it works in schools....i've been involved BIG TIME in music education since i was 8 until i was 25. i'm sorry, but i know that it's good when you get that extra footing...

so, well, i couldn't agree with this parent. IT'S NOT like sports or like just trying cooking....it's a CLASS in school and it is always nice when someone offers...for FREE.

she got the mother of the girl thinking to wait also...not realizing that my offer is extremely generous of my time....

and my knowing how it works in the school system at the lessons...and all my background.

i'm sorry, i get that the kid should develop a liking or desire on their own...

BUT, i just don't agree with denying your kid some extra tips on playing the trumpet.

i just cannot agree with the coworker that talked my other one out of it. like, the other one (the mom) was showing me a video on her iphone of her daughter first starting to practice for the first time at home because she knows how i know a lot about it / she knows my past...

and it got whipped in my face....like....PLEASE DON'T TELL ME THAT YOU DO NOT WANT FREE MINI LESSON FOR YOUR KID SO THEY CAN START ON THEIR BEST FOOT ON TRUMPET. JUST DON'T.

even if anyone here told me otherwise, i'm sorry, i cannot agree.

i offered something because i have the background, and the woman knows it, so i call b*ll**** that anyone would deny their kids something that many parents can't provide.

the reason for the other way of thinking - both coworkers (mother of the kid too) grew up rather poor and weren't given any extras...and actually the mother ended up being allowed to do some art...but the coworker against the lesson never got anything extra from her parents...and didn't grow up goiing to the kind of school or being in band like this kid is.....she speaks from inexperience. 

the kid is in 4th grade. in a good school system. i'm sorry, but, when you are given an offer, a generous and kind one, don't slap me in the face.

the mother was happy for me to do it...at first....then i was being lectured tooth and nail afterward for offering a lesson right when the kid started.

listen....i know how it works. please don't even try to sway me. i disagree wholeheartedly with them.

i learned clarinet first without lessons, in group form in school...and all the kids taking lessons were better - although i was very good.

and i learned french horn only with private lessons...and i got really good really fast and caught up easily.

we are talking about music. the more the merrier. come on!

honestly....i sorta pull back. i don't care as much anymore to share.

i forget sometimes of my EXCELLENT UPBRINGING and everything my parents offered me. i was lucky.

some people don't know when LUCKY HITS THEM IN THE FREAKING FACE.

let me pull back now.

i  need to concentrate on my fitness, my passion WAY MORE.

OH - AND I NEED TO LEAVE ON TIME...at 4:30, not 5pm, because i feel bad for someone without my upbringing. 

really, i don't think i should care so much anymore

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!

Donkey on 10/17/2018:
Ever since I got my "new" Fitbit (in July) for my birthday, I realize how sedentary my job is. (The Fitbit has a reminder notification that at 10 minutes to the hour, buzzes if you haven't had at least 250 steps in the hour). And I HATE it. I could easily sit at my desk and not move all day.

And I've noticed that this is what my male co-worker does. I now avoid him at all costs, but sometimes I have documents that have to go into his files. So now I wait until he leaves his desk - WHICH AIN'T ALL THAT OFTEN! - and then file the papers. Sometimes, I have to wait 1-2 days before I can get find his desk chair unoccupied.

Then he wonders why he struggles to lose weight. AND he has a Fitbit too! USE IT!!!

horn_of_plenty on 10/17/2018:
yes, sitting the whole day will influence the metabolism if you NEVER get up. agreed.


graindart on 10/17/2018:
Picked up a can of pureed pumpkin and made a no sugar added custard with an egg / spice / stevia / microwave. It was ok, although the consistency and feel weren't anywhere near as "rich" as a normal pumpkin pie.

horn_of_plenty on 10/17/2018:
you can add some sf cool whip on top...i find that the sugar free cool whip...i used 1/4 of a tub at a time...has a dense / filling feel on my stomach and is satisfying over light foods like jello/fruit/ and perhaps your light custard.

i used it over a sf cookie this AM.


BearCountryGG on 10/17/2018:
The texture would probably be more like a pie if you baked it in a pie dish using pam spray in the oven. These substitutes are similar to the real thing but rarely are exactly the same...just a substitute to ward off a specific food craving. Have you tried sugar free jello or pudding cups? You can also freeze grapes and banana slices that end up tasting something like ice cream/popsicles.


BearCountryGG on 10/17/2018:
Actually the comment was more towards Graindarts comment....but would work for all.

horn_of_plenty on 10/17/2018:
yes ty....i find that using the whippd cream or fatty something with sf very light calorie foods is filling and satisfying compared to, say, only sugar free jello alone...agree.


BearCountryGG on 10/17/2018:
Yup....work and other employees can be stressful......I worked a desk job in a Drs office...but I got plenty of exercise climbing those rolling ladders in the file area....now days...files are all digital...and no rolling ladders....and everyone just sits there....I feel lucky to have been there at that time. It was kind of you to make the offer to help the young girl, it's too bad that it ended with hurt feelings.

horn_of_plenty on 10/17/2018:
yes, at least you were able to move around when you worked - it's soooo important to get up and stretch your legs.


happy-1 on 10/17/2018:
Which coworker was this that talked her out of it? The one you used to be friends with that negs you all the time?

horn_of_plenty on 10/17/2018:
NOPE....the one with 2 male sons, one in college and one in high school now. they go to a small catholic school and weren't in the band program. she talks as a parent, but with zero knowledge of what it's like to go to public school and be offered an instrument and play in the band!


happy-1 on 10/17/2018:
Where is the giant trap door that goes to a moat of alligators when you need one?

horn_of_plenty on 10/17/2018:
yeah...need to distance myself, but struggling to do so! soooo not a people person!


happy-1 on 10/17/2018:
And you can return the box of snack bars if they were that bad.

horn_of_plenty on 10/17/2018:
i should have!


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Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday Oct 16, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 114.0

Kombucha 70

Breakfast: 3 of my last pumpkin brownies since they are smallish and taste GREAT in the morning! 115 cal each - 350 and coffee 50

11am chocolate 100

Lunch: mix of Indian and a chicken burger with side of chedder goldfish crackers haha..or a side of almond crackers, we'll see what i'm in the mood for...chicken burger 150, eggplant indian sautee 100, indian creamed spinach 200, goldfish crackers 150: 600..

snack: TBD orange 50

1450...

Snacks before & during workout: sf Monster energy drink (after staying a half hour late and also just seeing how my schedule is & how i really prefer to work out close to when i get home - caffeine on way home seems to work - maybe i'll switch to a coffee on way home as it's more natural, we'll see), banana 120, granola bar 110, plum 70. 300...

1750

after workout: one of my blondies 350

2100, excellent

4day 2140.

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gonna start talking much less at work....as i realize i have opinions and it really doesn't matter anymore to share them...enough....because i may as well let others keep their opinions and not even try to explain my side ....

it's a weird discussion we had: MUSIC EDUCATION and when to give (free) lessons...when someone kindly offers to give your kid extra tips.

PERSONALLY, it's ME who offered.

and PERSONALLY, IF i were a parent and someone kindly offered to show my kid a few things because they have a background and can share extra knowledge with my kid, I"D TAKE THEM UP ON IT, NO DISCUSSION.

well, one of my coworkers, not the parent of the kid (that's more my boss) was ARGUING saying she'd wait till the kid has the instrument for a bit....well....i know how it works in schools....i've been involved BIG TIME in music education since i was 8 until i was 25. i'm sorry, but i know that it's good when you get that extra footing...

so, well, i couldn't agree with this parent. IT'S NOT like sports or like just trying cooking....it's a CLASS in school and it is always nice when someone offers...for FREE.

she got the mother of the girl thinking to wait also...not realizing that my offer is extremely generous of my time....

and my knowing how it works in the school system at the lessons...and all my background.

i'm sorry, i get that the kid should develop a liking or desire on their own...

BUT, i just don't agree with denying your kid some extra tips on playing the trumpet.

i just cannot agree with the coworker that talked my other one out of it. like, the other one (the mom) was showing me a video on her iphone of her daughter first starting to practice for the first time at home because she knows how i know a lot about it / she knows my past...

and it got whipped in my face....like....PLEASE DON'T TELL ME THAT YOU DO NOT WANT FREE MINI LESSON FOR YOUR KID SO THEY CAN START ON THEIR BEST FOOT ON TRUMPET. JUST DON'T.

even if anyone here told me otherwise, i'm sorry, i cannot agree.

i offered something because i have the background, and the woman knows it, so i call b*ll**** that anyone would deny their kids something that many parents can't provide.

the reason for the other way of thinking - both coworkers (mother of the kid too) grew up rather poor and weren't given any extras...and actually the mother ended up being allowed to do some art...but the coworker against the lesson never got anything extra from her parents...and didn't grow up goiing to the kind of school or being in band like this kid is.....she speaks from inexperience. 

the kid is in 4th grade. in a good school system. i'm sorry, but, when you are given an offer, a generous and kind one, don't slap me in the face.

the mother was happy for me to do it...at first....then i was being lectured tooth and nail afterward for offering a lesson right when the kid started.

listen....i know how it works. please don't even try to sway me. i disagree wholeheartedly with them.

i learned clarinet first without lessons, in group form in school...and all the kids taking lessons were better - although i was very good.

and i learned french horn only with private lessons...and i got really good really fast and caught up easily.

we are talking about music. the more the merrier. come on!

honestly....i sorta pull back. i don't care as much anymore to share.

i forget sometimes of my EXCELLENT UPBRINGING and everything my parents offered me. i was lucky.

some people don't know when LUCKY HITS THEM IN THE FREAKING FACE.

let me pull back now.

i  need to concentrate on my fitness, my passion WAY MORE.

OH - AND I NEED TO LEAVE ON TIME...at 4:30, not 5pm, because i feel bad for someone without my upbringing. 

really, i don't think i should care so much anymore!

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!

BearCountryGG on 10/16/2018:
I'm reading a lot about some nutrient in maple syrup...have you seen anything about that?

horn_of_plenty on 10/16/2018:
i know there's tons in honey :)


graindart on 10/16/2018:
Ate a large helping of roasted acorn squash last night. Sprinkled it with pumpkin pie seasoning and some fake sugar. Tasted decent. Might've temporarily kept me from falling off the wagon in pursuit of pumpkin pie flavored items.

horn_of_plenty on 10/16/2018:
yes, very nice...that sounds wonderful! to increase the volume, you can have sf jello and whipped cream after for even more food!

that's a great prep for your squash. yum.


Donkey on 10/16/2018:
Wow about work... Seeing as though you have both education, training, and experience in music education, I know that you are knowledgeable in this field. And yes, your offer was quite generous.

From your synopsis, it would appear that your coworker speaks from ignorance. Unfortunately, there seems to be an abundance of that lately, but I digress.

You made an offer, which was ultimately declined. You can't do more than that. Some folks just choose the path of ignorance because they're too dumb to know an opportunity to improve when it's offered. So sad.

I too have pulled back at work - would like to pull back more and more consistently - and am focusing most of my passion towards fitness. This has helped me, and maybe it can help you too. Remembering to shut up is where I fall into difficulties...

Horn_of_plenty on 10/17/2018:
Donkey...it's really almost funny...

I have no desire to even argue for a passion/issue part of myself practically anymore (like the one you commented on here)...

she started to raise her voice, the coworker, not the mother / boss of mine...and i realize, it's just not worth a steaming discussion. we still get along, just no agreements with that coworker on this issue.

she compared it to her sons and how they "played baseball in the backyard" with their dad growing up, so they were pretty good...but then they went on to soccer without past experience, and ended up being good at it too...

i couldn't grasp it was similar at all, because that music TO ME is a very different scenario...being it's PART of the school curriculum and that you need to have some skills to even learn it..it's just NOT the same as kicking a ball, sorry, and if she could have provided more, she would have to her sons.

one is on a travel team, and she hates it, due to the extra "work" involved of going to games, etc....she's a busy coworker and i think she cannot relate to my offer.

the mom of the child let her daughter call me and the daughter played the trumpet over the phone, video, for me yesterday.

the mom of the child is at least not ignorant of my offer and how generous and meaningful it is - i will keep my mouth shut that i can give her daughter a french horn so she can actually have the best of the music world...as i don't have the time to give her the lessons, lol. but for the trumpet, i still can give a lesson to her child whenever the chance permits :)

just the other coworker, totally ignorant on my offer.

Horn_of_plenty on 10/17/2018:
yes, i'm also reminded to shut up when running into difficulties. i do NOT have the gift of the gab or ability to appeal to men in the business who like a chat with a "ditzy , happy woman" so i'm on my own this year, i can tell. and exercise needs to get better - it is, slowly. i at least fit in walking.


happy-1 on 10/16/2018:
If anything... You would share your love of music and what it does for you and makes you stronger as a person. Shortsighted.

Horn_of_plenty on 10/17/2018:
VERY SHORTSIGHTED. thank you. i'm done with her - the ignorant coworker.


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Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Oct 15, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 114.0

Kombucha 60

pumpkin brownies 230, banana 120 - 350, coffee 40

snack: 250

11am really hungry so had another snack of Atkins bar choc and coconut :) 170

lunch: healthy, microwavable meal 500 Cal and side of veggie fried rice 100 cal

snack: chocolate - 100

Chocolate 50 

dinner: tbd - will be healthy - i don't have any cooked veggies at home, might pick up some Indian takout. yes. - to eat with tofu and crackers i'm thinking

Dinner tofu 150, indian saag around 200?, and eggplant dish 100, naan pieces 150, and whipped cream for dessert 150. 750, grrr.

2350.

3 day avg: 2150, good.

early to bed.

late to work, major bus delays. late by 15 min - so probably staying 15-30 min late tonight at work..NO other plans for this evening.

omg must NOT but this type of gym again....so much gas!

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!

graindart on 10/15/2018:
Hate being on a "diet" this time of year. Love tasting all of the pumpkin pie spiced foods. Especially love pumpkin bread with sweet cream cheese frosting. Also DQ pumpkin pie blizzard. I know that I could fit it into my calorie allowance, but don't want it to trigger an out of control day. Better for me to just keep the streak alive right now.

horn_of_plenty on 10/15/2018:
the brownies i had made and only include 3 ingredients: pumpkin, cocoa powder, peanut butter and hair of sf sweetener...so....they will not cause cravings...but...still having a "hungry day" at work after lots of eating all weekend at home! but not a sugar spike..


happy-1 on 10/15/2018:
Omg. Suddenly I so want Indian buffet for dinner. Maybe I will make something at home tomorrow.

horn_of_plenty on 10/15/2018:
Always soooo good :)


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Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Oct 14, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 114.0

7am breakfast: keto dessert 250 with whipped cream 120 and kombucha 50..420

8:45am snack: Amy's brand spinach and pizza pocket 280

10am straight outta the oven, moist and seasoned with smoked sea salt, black pepper & cumin - chicken burger - just ate it by itself 160 :)

Lunch 11am:  the cauli jalepeno crust 200 & duck egg 100

fell back to sleep...an hour or so...

1pm plum and some leftover caffeine drink...50 before biking to gym..

2 small bananas throughout gym workout 250 & biked there :)

6pmdinner: large duck egg 100 and leftover cauli fried rice from last weekend still very good 200. 300

dessert butter pecan ice cream 300

2050 :)

 

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not too many plans besides laundry (deciding to do it later afternoon) & gym (late morning to early afternoon - planning to ride my bike there despite it being in the 50's)...

I cooked up some hard boiled eggs and chicken burgers for the week so i have some convenient, healthy protein choices for work and i also have the low sugar desserts that i cooked to bring to work for breakfasts.

I also put another of the Cauli-flour pizza crusts in the oven so it's cooked to enjoy later...i have a bunch in my freezer and they are very tasty even on their own :) i have 3 varieties: plain, Italian, and Jalepeno. I ordered their plain crackers - not so good ..totally wishing i didn't order like 8 packages worth! they don't have enough flavor. but the crusts - delish!

i still don't have my garage back, so, i am tempted not to drive my car this entire weekend...so far i haven't moved it since Monday and i may as well just leave it where it is until next weekend :)...and pray the garage lot has been fully paved and that we can move our cars back!

I haven't had my garage since 9/10/18 when they said 2-3 weeks would be how long we'd go without it... lol...now we are beginning week 6 of no garage! it's a bit inconvenient as i cannot go to store and buy tons of stuff without my car. kombucha can wait also as i have a few bottles still in the fridge lol.

yep.....not moving my car.

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!

Donkey on 10/14/2018:
Isn't it nice to have a nice, calm weekend?

I understand not wanting to move your car. My first apartment had a similar situation, where on-the-street parking was a huge issue. I didn't have a car, so it wasn't a problem for ME, but I saw that the struggle was real for a lot of folks.

Horn_of_plenty on 10/14/2018:
yeah, i anticipate the "finding a spot struggle," so best to leave my car where it is!

i cannot believe how tired i have felt all weekend. exercise should be good for me today.


happy-1 on 10/14/2018:
Sounds like it is time to order delivery!

horn_of_plenty on 10/15/2018:
haha, right!? yes, now would be the time to order delivery!!


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Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Oct 13, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 114.0

10am Breakfast: plums 100, cauliflower pizza crust 300, crackers 200. 600, good. kombucha 50.

fell back to sleep 11:30-1:30pm...low key weekend / not leaving house today -  high possibility

2pm Lunch:plum 50, leftover brussel sprout salad from last Sunday still good with pumpkin seeds, dried cranberries and light dressing with a chicken sausage 400.coffee 100

4:30 Snack strawberries and whipped cream large servings 250 1450 :)

Dinner: plum, 50, 2 filling pumpkin brownies that i cooked 230 and almond milk 30. around 300

and some of the blondies i made: 250 cal ;)

2050 total today, good!

I want to bake - got really tired after breakfast and ended up sleeping lol...so now trying it again after my late lunch!...still tired so looking to have some caffeine to wake myself up :)

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Overall, a lovely wedding went on last night and happy to have dressed up and gone there as my friend's wedding date! I had some champagne and maybe one other alcoholic drink. the rest was water and diet coke to change it up. i indulged in lighter food options especially during cocktail hour and also enjoyed eating the Duck on the menu for dinner and eating a little bit of the richer foods like some tastes of sausage and other similar items at Cocktail hour. mostly though, i stuck to my usual eating habits since there were veggies galore, shrimp and calamari and other items of low calorie value which tasted very good. there were also a variety of salads at cocktail hour. so i was pleasantly happy.

R may have accidentally left me standing on the dance floor a couple times - sometimes - since he really is single anyways, he acts it from habit and forgets that he needs to think about the person he's with and not act so selfish...he raised his voice also at me a few times for speaking to him while dancing bc he couldn't hear...it wasn't like the best of his nights....it didn't go bad....but he acted a bit to "comfortable" rather than formal for this special occasion. 

Overall, i'm glad i could be his date and we danced and enjoyed ourselves (when he liked the music, lol)...

When i wanted to see if there was a decaf espresso on the way out...he got impatient and said like a 2 year old that he couldnt' wait and that he wanted to leave now! haha....i did make sure we stayed until the cake came. 

He is the brother of the mother of the bride. It was his niece getting married. and we were sitting at the 1 family table from his side since it's small. i knew, i KNEW, we needed to stay the full wedding. and we did. because overall it was a good night!

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!

Donkey on 10/13/2018:
CAKE is the important thing. Oh, OK, being there for your friend and his family (making him stay for the whole thing) was probably a good thing, too ;)

Horn_of_plenty on 10/14/2018:
yes! the cake was GREAT - i just had a small taste :)

And thank gosh i pushed him to stay the whole time :)

Horn_of_plenty on 10/14/2018:
thank you for the really nice compliments on fb!


BearCountryGG on 10/13/2018:
I just have to say that the pictures you put on facebook in that gorgeous dress were absolutely stunning!!!! You looked beautiful!!! I don't know who took the pictures but they were totally magazine /professional quality!!! The poses and the surroundings were the best! You made quite the stunning model!!!

Horn_of_plenty on 10/14/2018:
OMG thank you SO MUCH!

I will forward your compliments to Ricky for his excellent photography (yes, he's very good always!).

thank you BCGG :) :) :)


Maria7 on 10/13/2018:
Hoping you are having a good day. A low key weekend sounds good.

Horn_of_plenty on 10/14/2018:
a VERY nice day and relaxing weekend - just what the dr ordered!


happy-1 on 10/14/2018:
It's nice to have a friend to take as a date. It takes a lot to get there.

Horn_of_plenty on 10/15/2018:
yes yes :) glad to make it work for him, and pretty much enjoy myself all night :) and dress up!


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Horn_Of_Plenty - Friday Oct 12, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 114.0

GOOD MORNING FROM WORK!

kombucha 80

bar and coffee 220

glazed dunkin donut 250, candy 50

early lunch around noon: wrap 100, chicken sausage 150, avocado 100, tomatoes: 350.

950.

leave work 1:30pm

snack before wedding - not sure...carbs? had a kombucha again on the way home, worked out, and a granola bar. total 200

1150 before wedding - good.

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I have a wedding to go to today at 5pm so i chose to come in and leave at 1:30 since i worked multiple hours of OT last week as i do not plan to take any more days off this Winter until January when i go to Miami! 

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!

Donkey on 10/13/2018:
I hope you had a wonderful time at the wedding! Did you have cake?

Horn_of_plenty on 10/13/2018:
i didn't take a PHOTO because i forgot.

yes, i made sure to try the cake which was AMAZING. the filling inside the cake was CANNOLI CREAM.

in general, the food at the wedding was GREAT. lots of choices, including veggies...everything was delicious. very nice wedding.



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