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Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday Dec 24, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 127.0

This is Wednesday's entry:

12am Wednesday. woke up with appetite: soy crisps 150, peanut butter and pumpkin on a muffin 250: 400. eh.

8am breakfast: apple 80, wrap 80 with one egg and one egg white 100, pumpkin 60 = 320, good...(and satisfying)

1900 cal with early dinner at 4pm.

snack: yogurt, flax, cooked cranberries 250 :-)

2150. probably it for the night.

exercise: great upper body routine.

once again, bc of the pool, my legs are too sore. this is really getting annoying now.  Perhaps my legs will never be the same again...and if that's the case, no police academy. I have till June to work on this.

Progress as of today: -2 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 12/25/2013:
Man, I wish I had your will power. MerryChristmas, Hoppy Holidays!



Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday Dec 24, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 127.0

Early meal: persimmon (fruit) and some butternut squash and an herbal airborne honey lemon tea/hot drink. 100

breakfast: egg, squash, turkey on English muffin

snack: coffee / bar

lunch: 300 or so.

snack before gym at 2:30pm: canned pumpkin with stevia & plain greek yogurt with stevia. 200

snack after gym: 1/2 banana and 1 scoop big protein shake 200-250

HUGE dinner: tons of cooked veggies, just tons. and then a small egg white wrap. all was tasty. dinner was a crappy cookie dough protein bar. at least I am satisfied now!

2200 or so. success.

exercise: abs/legs at gym. then the pool, although my legs did hurt a bit by then. but did a little bit - 20 min in pool. overall I feel ok. glad to be home early (around 6:00) and resting for the night. tomorrow's plan is for a heavy duty weights routine (upper body) and resting the rest of the day. maybe drive & get a movie...we'll see...also re-reading paperwork for the NYPD and trying to get into that mindset a little for the whole interview process coming up on January 13th.  gotta start preparing myself - with my day-in / day-out work schedule and little time to decompress, I need to start thinking towards the 13th now...start preparing my mind and body for that day - because it is so different from what I'm doing now.

my legs are so crappy, but getting better thank god. I want this soooo bad. I want the NYPD. now I just gotta get myself there.

There is a small physical test on the 13th.  I have been researching on the internet. it includes some squats and getting into a room with 20 or so other women and stripping down to underwear? that's what I read. to do some squats and for the supervisors to see if there's any reason to take anyone out of the running for NYPD. I am a little scared for this - although I can do it all I know, just can't hold up cardio-wise for long periods.

Progress as of today: -2 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 12/24/2013:
Would you write me up if i was speeding on the GWB ?



Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Dec 22, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 127.0

7:30am Sunday Breakfast = fruit 100, oatmeal with almond milk 200, yogurt 150, pita with peanut butter 250 = 700. was darn gooood. little too many carbs, though.

10am healthy eating: cooked bok choy 50?, cooked acorn squash 20, 1 whole egg 70, 1 egg white 20: 160 or so.

850 approx. - good. the goal for today calorie-wise is what my goal is on ALL days off - stay below 2200.  :-D  I cannot punish myself by making myself hungry on a day off, lol, I just can't! During the week, I will try to keep lower calories (around 1800-1900) on Monday & Thursday.

weight management goals for these upcoming weeks:

this week: 3 days of work. (mon, tues, thurs) Monday pool.

Tuesday lower body weights/abs.

Wednesday upper body big weights routine (gym is open on Christmas!). 

Thursday may have to work late, lower body weights/abs or pool

Friday off - big weights routine in morning followed by afternoon getting my hair kertain straightened. 

Saturday / Sunday lay low on big exercises bc I will have the keratin in my hair.  I should get a massage on Saturday.  I can't sweat or get the hair wet for 3 days (which is ultra annoying but so worth it in terms of easy styling for the next 3 months). 

Next week 3 days of work (Mon, Thurs, Fri)

Monday night I can wash it & then do a big weights routine (probably the plan).

Tuesday I can go to the pool / do abs.

Wednesday night I can do a big weights routine (upper body).

Thursday light legs/abs.

Friday pool. ???

Progress as of today: -2 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 12/22/2013:
Have a good day, Hop.


thinkpositive on 12/23/2013:
A great plan.



Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Dec 21, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 127.0

God is blessing all of us today! 60 degrees this beautiful sunny day, December 21st.  It's like a "staycation" how nice, what a treat after all the cold!

8am Breakfast: persimmon 100, cinnamon swirl oatmeal 160, yogurt 150 - approx. 400

10am snack: peanut butter on small high fiber wrap and leftover sautéed/grilled squash - 250

12pm snack: iced decaf - big size. 100?

1pm snack: chips 150 (holding off to have a late lunch with lots of veggies and turkey cold cuts)

big lunch (mostly veggies) - turkey 50, pint cooked broccoli 50?, pint cooked cabbage and other veggies 100, cooked summer squash with littlest bit sauce 100, pita bread 150 450, good!

dinner: out to eat with friend, healthy. up to 600, def not more.

snack bc I wanted it: small granola bar 160

total around 2100, good!

probably walked overall at least an hour with errands. legs hurt a little tonight, but nothing major, thankfully.

today is a REST day. only exercise is walking while doing errands. loving the weather and glad I did weights last night. Due to my period as well as a high intake of caffeine lately, my skin is not as nice as it could be.  I will have to watch it closely this coming week & have good habits in these next two weeks because along with my medical is a pre-screening interview for the NYPD academy on January 13th. yay.

Progress as of today: -2 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

thinkpositive on 12/21/2013:
the weather is a gift! Even sounds like a staycation with the iced decaf!



Horn_Of_Plenty - Friday Dec 20, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 127.0

1900 at most, prob more like 1800.

exhausted, went to the gym anyway, after too much caffeine.

need to lay down. feeling bad.

Progress as of today: -2 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!


Horn_Of_Plenty - Thursday Dec 19, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 127.0

around 2050 calories, perfecto.

exercise: 20 min or so planned cardio. and ab / leg work at gym.

Progress as of today: -2 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

thinkpositive on 12/20/2013:
A good day!



Horn_Of_Plenty - Wednesday Dec 18, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 127.0

I got the letter in the mail.  On January 13th, 6:30am, all day, I need to be present to take the NYPD medical. (thankfully not physical yet, but I am being more careful with my legs. doing the Epsom salt baths & not overdoing it). 

This is my year to get in.  If I can pass all the tests, legs healed, and get in...I would be in for the July 2014 academy.  Even that is perfect time of year - doesn't coincide with Spring allergies (I do get bad allergies and I am glad I will not be having to take tests / studying at that time of year.) July lasts through January and then after 6 months graduation. FAST and furious.

I really am trying my best to stay healthy, not get sick, continue to go the gym & be active.

I will get in.

My legs are going to heal.

These next few months are going to fly.

This is unbelievable & I am so elated. That the process is going to start kicking, once I take the physical on January 13th.  Side note, I do have to lie - I cannot mention the leg injury I had these past few months - or I will not be accepted. I know this from friends, who are going through the process a second time - after not being accepted the first time and having to fight the system to get another shot.  This is my shot (I'm 31, not 21) and only chance.

I am super excited for these next few months and am so grateful for this life adventure. Never would I have thought that I would get such an opportunity. To change my life. To be a hero, everyday, and work in such a meaningful profession.

I yearn for this part of my life to come to fruition.  I yearn to be in that profession.

I am doing what it takes.  I know I have what it takes.

God help me with this, help me to reach this goal that I aspire to.  Help me, even though I can help myself, be successful in this journey.   I want to be this type of public figure. I also want to be able to support myself and eventually pay my father back some of all he has given me over the years.

Life is a journey and I am thankful for my life this far.  Even this job now - I complain so much - but it provides anything I could want now. Enough money to pay for all the prepared foods I like. Enough money to pay my bills.  Enough money to live in peace and quiet in my own apartment.

But now I want more, and I have been training for more.  I go to the gym & the pool. Everything I do is to further and physically benefit myself.  Please help me reach this next goal.  It may not even be my last.  I am a person that does reach for self empowerment, self improvement.

I will strive to be good, and better than just average. I will strive, AS ALWAYS, to do my very best when I partake in something that I really want.

I will get in, I will keep working at it, and I will stay strong.

Progress as of today: -2 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 12/19/2013:
That's great! Good luck!


OhioRaven on 12/19/2013:
Praying for you, Hop-Cop.


glassgirl3 on 12/19/2013:
congratulations!


thinkpositive on 12/19/2013:
So exciting. With your enthusiasm you are the person who should be accepted



Horn_Of_Plenty - Wednesday Dec 18, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 127.0

HAPPY WEDNESDAY. GOING HOME AT 5PM YAY.

Breakfast & snacks = 700 mostly healthy aside from coffee and fake but decent protein bar.  HEALTHY

late lunch @ 1:45pm was starved!: veggies 70, fruit 50, roll 150 with chicken 50, and spread 50?...around 400. yes, real good. decent

snack: almonds 150 HEALTHY

snack before weights: i think 1/2 wrap, veggies, and an apple....350 at most. healthy.

shake: 200-250 one scoop protein, ice, water, half banana. healthy.

total: 1850, prob not more. EXCELLENT.

plan is for a great gym workout tonight of upper body weights....i need it....lack of cardio is a killer. cardio today was walking to & from car and .75 mi during lunch.

will still lay low on the cardio end even though it's getting really frustrating.  by lay low, it means I will not do any extra cardio at the gym tonight aside from walking around lifting weights. 

 i will take a 15-20 min epsom salt bath tonight...i really think it's helping very much. (also making me bloated which is a side effect along with diarrhea)...but luckily didn't get the latter.

Progress as of today: -2 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!


Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday Dec 17, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 127.0

MUCH BETTER TODAY. :-)

Breakfast: 350 so healthy.

Snack: 300 coffee / bar

lunch: will be healthy :) was good...around 550-600.

snack: almonds 100

light, healthy dinner: turkey in pita 300 and apple 100, 400

ate more than I planned after gym: health salad from supermarket: 150??, sautéed leftover eggplant 150????, and turkey 50?, and yogurt 100. 450, is ok.

2200, fine. what can I do. at least it was healthy, ya know!?

light plan for exercise: abs and little upper leg weights. maybe few mintues walk on treadmill or bike to get a lil more cardio (will probably skip cardio at lunch - it's snowing.) and don't have exercise clothes to go next door to the gym.  I walked on the treadmill at the gym next door from work during lunch for 12 min. was good.

Progress as of today: -2 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 12/18/2013:
Sounds healthy to me ! .



Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Dec 16, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 127.0

wow, no entry until 8:18pm....yep, busy day :-) even though I was sorta angry about it before, I got to the gym & had a great workout, I'm feeling so relaxed now :-D

Breakfast: very healthy - low carb wrap, one egg, one egg white, lots of pumpkin with stevia, some strawberries 350

snack: coffee, bar 300

lunch: primarily healthy. wrap with turkey. lots of "palak" pakastani style spinach spread. which I put on the wrap as I ate it! needed something different. oh, and half a tasty apple around 600...and this natural energy shot thing (no crazy things in it, sorta!)

snacks: apple, almonds, and a protein shake during upper body excellent workout! 450 at most.

total so far: 1700

snack when I got home: more tasty pumpkin (when you add stevia) in a greek yogurt yum! 150

total: lower and excellent. proud of this total:  around 1850-1900. perfect for me, for maintenance & weight loss. go me.

goodnight all.

 

 

Progress as of today: -2 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 12/17/2013:
G'night



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