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Horn_Of_Plenty - Friday Jul 29, 2016
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 114.6

650 before lunch and so glad it's friday...i'll be outta here come 4:30 and maybe an oil change after work if i can...

....tomorrow no beach thankfully, i'll get some errands done - need to pick up lamps (specialty) at Home Depot...and will sleep in majorly...like maybe be in bed till NOON tomorrow. looking foward to it...and it was a good week here as well.

hoping to catch up with my man tonight. I love him...he doesn't know this.  He's extremely guarded. 

1350 after lunch...

some fruit during errands. 50

1400....

high volume, low cal dinner: bitter melon, sauteed 100?, some kale and also sauteed okra 200 tops, then jello / protein muffin 300. total def not more than 600, more like 550?

1950-2000 tops.

7day average = 1780, excellent! i am very content with this average. !!!

Progress as of today: 4.4 lbs lost so far, only 2.6 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 07/29/2016:
Have a Great weekend , HP.

Horn_of_plenty on 07/29/2016:
Will do!


puddles on 07/29/2016:
Glad you will get some rest. Your man I don't quite know what to make of that I would not want to see you hurt. Enjoy your weekend.

Horn_of_plenty on 07/29/2016:
Thank you...gonna meet up with my bestie tomorrow for the movie "Bad Moms" and then go shopping for light bulbs together....and dinner :-D full day and nice day!

It's a weird situation....i thank you for the caring comment.


Duaa123. on 07/29/2016:
Enjoy ur times, have a nice weekend

Horn_of_plenty on 07/30/2016:
Thank you D123 :-D



Horn_Of_Plenty - Thursday Jul 28, 2016
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 114.6

1750 6-day avg = awesome :-D.   feeling a lil leaner now.

 

Early: kombucha 50, coffee 50 100.

Bigger wrap, healthy: 350.

450 so far....and a bar 150

600 before lunch

lunch is about 450

before gym: 250

after gym: 130, 50, 350 = 550

1850, fine.

tasty day really!

 

 

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Last night i worked 45 min late on my own clock and no extra pay purposely to finish something and feel good that i did....

and i took a 30 min walk last evening which is wonderful....

....but didn't sleep the best....

...and this AM, i am feeling like I just want to PUNCH SOMEONE IN THE FACE!

...no, not literally, but i'm in a bad mood. I'm in a bad mood because there's no distraction and i can't work alone everyday for this pay....

....my frustrations are actually a good thing....they are a KICK IN THE ASS TO KEEP PREPARING FOR THE ACADEMY.

I may actually push myself for the academy early if i have to....but trying to relax about it....till next summer which is seriously less than 11 more months of work as i'd leave beginning of JUNE...so...I'm good....

I CAN DO THIS. 

Progress as of today: 4.4 lbs lost so far, only 2.6 lbs to go!

Duaa123. on 07/28/2016:
you know if u could fight these hard moments , u will be stronger and stronger , be patient , And you can do it .. Also praying to god will help a lot belief me.I hope u always have happy days ..


OhioRaven on 07/29/2016:
Yeah, have a happy day, HP.



Horn_Of_Plenty - Wednesday Jul 27, 2016
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 114.6

1000 after lunch, healthy day....

very lonely though. working by myself.  boss is away on vaca this week!

my boss is retiring....soon i'll be working extremely "alone" with little distractions it seems. i don't like it very much....i don't necessarily hate it, but it's boring and i'm not expanding my mind.

on way home: small fruit 50., before walking: cucumber salad 50.  100.

after walk: another small fruit 50. and seltzer with stevia (had long phone convo with best friend...) 

light, late dinner: jello 50...protein muffin yum! 240, and then gave into some light ice cream to end the night 150: 450 or so, good!

1600 = a super success & good plan to keep cals low this week as I wanted to.

1730 5-day avg. EXCELLENT.

 

Progress as of today: 4.4 lbs lost so far, only 2.6 lbs to go!


Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday Jul 26, 2016
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 114.6

4day average: 1760 - GOOD.

 

total today is quite perfect again: 1900. 

feeling extra good at end of day & extremely proud of myself for taking it easy right now while sorta in "mid-summer." I knew i needed a rest and i'm doing good taking one!

i'm starting to feel back to my old self thank goodness.

 

Progress as of today: 4.4 lbs lost so far, only 2.6 lbs to go!

Duaa123. on 07/26/2016:
I am happy that u feel like ur old self feeling, Keep this improving.

Horn_of_plenty on 07/26/2016:
thanks D :-D

Yes, it feels good to be back to feeling more relaxed and happy!

Same to you...I wish for you to be happy.



Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Jul 25, 2016
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 114.6

Goal: a low cal week - average cals low in 1600's-1700s.

Morning: kombucha and seltzer with stevia 70 :-D

Breakfast: tasty wrap with cream cheese and salami 300 or so and decaf coffee 50. 350.

natural bar, moderate sugar, protein, fat. 190 cal.

lunch: popcorn 100, sardines 200, greens 50-100. total 400 or less.

snack on way home later after dr: large peach. 100

1100 before dinner.

Indulged at dinner: around 750 cal-800.

1900 today. Actually more like 2050. Tomorrow's a new day!

 

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Feeling pretty good this monday morning. Low key weekend with gym last night was what I needed this weekend. Legs are feeling ok. A good way to start the week!

I have a dr appt after work today so I will be leaving early at 3pm for it. - another reason to smile i'd say because my boss is once again out this week (he's retiring end of Sept so he's getting everything settled at home because he's moving upstate when he retires) and it may be a slow day and lonely one working only by myself with little distraction so i'll be happy to leave at 3pm.  

3pm - That's a hair early - so I may actually both pick up vegetables for the week & get gas before my appt - i may take a cooler and ice pack to keep the food in my car from spoiling while at my appt. really thinking to do this because tomorrow i have gym & don't wanna get food and Wednesday is a little late...i may change my mind lol....and may just stick to getting to the appt!

 

3day = 1716

Progress as of today: 4.4 lbs lost so far, only 2.6 lbs to go!

cybermom4 on 07/25/2016:
Hope all goes well with your dr appt!! Enjoy your quiet day!!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/25/2016:
yeah it will go well, just therapy actually. i go 1x per month. i like to go...even if it's 1x per month. i like to hear another person's perspective and advice :-)

thank you....it will be a fast & quiet day. looking forward to also reading tonight & the whole week!


puddles on 07/25/2016:
You should have a nice slow week good for you. Have a great day J.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/25/2016:
happy about it, beginning to feel a bit better. feeling FAR BETTER compared with end of last week. :-) all good things, agreed.


OhioRaven on 07/25/2016:
Have a good ass day, HP.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/25/2016:
why ass???

yes...i very much plan on it!


Duaa123. on 07/25/2016:
Have a nice day.. But what is appt?

horn_of_plenty on 07/25/2016:
Appointment but a short way of writing it! Doctor visit..


OhioRaven on 07/26/2016:
Better than a good old day.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/26/2016:
oh :-D true!



Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Jul 23, 2016
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 114.6

Sunday: laundry finished already by 7am :-)

Breakfast: kombucha 40, light ice cream 360 = 400.

11am: turkey wrap with mustard 200.

1pm: banana 120, wrap 70, with cc 40, and chocolate whipped pb 150. total 380.

snacks 200

after gym 400

1600 total = very good.

2day avg = 1550.

gonna read for a bit....i don't even need to go food shopping for tomorrow. only things today were laundry around 5am-7am and gym around 5pm or maybe earlier :-) perfect.  let me tell you, i'd love ANOTHER weekend slow like this one. i really don't want to go to the beach next weekend either...

need to do oil change, but not in the mood. maybe friday after work or something.

 

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Saturday:

Took a sleeping pill around the time i went to bed....i slept till 11:30am = the most awesome thing.

I planned a low key weekend on purpose. I want to mostly rest & recharge. Planning on probably a late gym session on Sunday afternoon / evening.

Today at 3pm-5pm getting a massage and facial at Massage Envy. I am a member and get billed $49 every month for a massage. I have a lot of pre-paids to use....happy to go & may do this again soon, actually.

I am happy to be alone on the couch, doing my thing, most of this weekend.  I do need an oil change though...so that may be one more thing to get done...maybe i'll do it after work Monday.

Brunch: leftover & tasty sauteed eggplant and also a pumpkin dish 250-300 most. Protein muffin 240, jello 40.  and some kombucha 20. 300. i'll say brunch was 600 total. good. 

Snack around 5:30pm: granola bar 100

6:30pm meal: strawberries 100, rest of the pumpkin 100, lots of tasty sauteed collard greens 200?, popcorn and chips 200, plum 50. total here: 650.

total so far today: 1350, good.

1500 total for saturday.

Progress as of today: 4.4 lbs lost so far, only 2.6 lbs to go!

puddles on 07/23/2016:
Good for you. Relaxing weekend. Enjoy

Horn_of_plenty on 07/24/2016:
thanks...my body wants more than this weekend to be by myself. just craving a lot of alone time.


thinkpositive on 07/23/2016:
Have a relaxing weekend.

Horn_of_plenty on 07/24/2016:
thanks, it is :-)


Duaa123. on 07/24/2016:
How are u hony, i hope you ok. Have a nice weekend

Horn_of_plenty on 07/25/2016:
i am ok and happy to see you here. I was actually meaning to send my best wishes to you because i know you are struggling right now because of what happened. you are a wonderful person, don't let anyone change that.



Horn_Of_Plenty - Friday Jul 22, 2016
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 114.6

TGIF 

Kombucha 150

9am Breakfast: wrap with cream cheese and salami 300, coffee 50, small bit banana 50

small bar 150

1pm lunch: wrap 200 with mustard, chips 150, coffee no milk just sweet and low. 350

 

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going out wtih coworker and will be binging on vegetables at a veggie place after work....horrible mood i'm in....and yes some of it has to do with a certain man.

i'm so angry this morning. 

1050 before dinner

Dinner out - maybe like 700?

1750

Back at home around 350 more at most.

2100 total but hoping it's actually less.

7day average = 1820 per day. Not bad really but not great for loss. But ok.

Progress as of today: 4.4 lbs lost so far, only 2.6 lbs to go!

puddles on 07/22/2016:
Have a great TGIF.


innerpeace on 07/22/2016:
i hope it's work related! You know you can leave there and not think about it for a few days! Do your thing!

Horn_of_plenty on 07/23/2016:
yes, it also had to do with hormones & lack of sleep....feeling still tired but much better after lots of sleep.


Donkey on 07/22/2016:
TGIF indeed! I'm sorry that you are angry (((hugs)))

Horn_of_plenty on 07/23/2016:
Thank you very much :-) I do feel a bit better now & did sorta make up with the guy.



Horn_Of_Plenty - Thursday Jul 21, 2016
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 114.6

I think i need to concentrate more on the positive....Very fatigued but for good reason i'd say. Time of month and almost 2hrs OT last night unexpected. Overall doing good. Still positive yes, just pretty tired. I think it's more normal than not.

At home: Kombucha 100 did the trick.

Work: Wrap with extra cream cheese and some salami 300, decaf coffee and another little bit of a flavored caffeine drink 50. 

small protein bar 150

1pm Lunch: turkey wrap 200 most with mustard, chips 150, salad 150 most. total 500 most. intestines still doing flips.

before gym: caffeine more, fruit 50, bar 150 most 200.

after gym: indulged. subway sandwich and light ice cream back at home. 600 tops.

1900, tops.

6-day average: 1775

 

 

Progress as of today: 4.4 lbs lost so far, only 2.6 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 07/21/2016:
Let's just pacecourselves and get through the day. We can recharge tonight.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/21/2016:
yes, pace is something i tend to get wacked-up. LOL.



Horn_Of_Plenty - Wednesday Jul 20, 2016
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 114.6

photos not back today, hopefully tomorrow! i knew today was 1 day early..but checked at the store anyways bc i had some time to.

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kombucha (didn't work bc TOM is approaching like tomorrow or next day i hope)...and seltzer with stevia 60

Breakfast: wrap with cream cheese and salami 300, small banana to which i left a small bite over 100 only. maybe coffee (not even in mood) 50.

lunch: no appetite. none. 150 cal frozen smoothie from supermarket. hit the spot. 

700 before leaving work...not planning to eat much today. my body doesn't want it.

5pm snack because i stayed late at work till 6:15 - bar 130 and later a plum around 6:30 200 here.

7:30pm big dinner (and exactly what i was craving) these light chips 150, jello 50, and a protein muffin 250 - total is 450, which is very good.

total today - 1350 - because really the pmsing...and finally got it by end of day! sorry for the TMI.!!!

so now i'm gonna have the low calorie total i was counting on this week. today has helped greatly with my calorie count weekly average.

1760-5day average. I will keep the average this week in this range. perfect for maintenance / slight loss.

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pmsing bad with a cramp in my thigh as per usual lately...not too hungry either, don't want bloating again like yesterday after lunch....would love just ices...gonna check if the place is open....for lunch during work

looking forward to picking up photos today after work of my jet skiing adventure and will post a couple here! :-D....they should be ready since it's been over 2 weeks! 

Progress as of today: 4.4 lbs lost so far, only 2.6 lbs to go!

puddles on 07/20/2016:
Looking forward to some of your pic posts... have a great day J.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/20/2016:
i will make sure to post them :-D super excited, been waiting over 2 weeks...and thursday i'll pick up my other photos from when my Toronto friend was here!


OhioRaven on 07/20/2016:
:v)

Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/21/2016:
now i just gotta wake up...happy it's Thursday and a gym day. Tired now, but looking forward to a good workout later!



Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday Jul 19, 2016
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 114.6

Kombucha - Chai flavor so nice! and seltzer with stevia 60

breakfast at work: laying off the banana till later before gym, so only the wrap with a little extra whipped cream cheese and salami on a very light 70 cal wrap (but it's full size!) 300 total. and coffee 40.

total here:400...snack will be some kinda bar later in morning.

Snack 130 small Atkins Peanut Caramel bar.

VERY GOOD....really proving a low cal day today because i want calorie totals this week within the 1700 range no matter what.

Lunch: leftover 2 big slices bacon 200 most on a salad with avocado 100 most and chips 150 - 500 or so good. 

1050 after lunch, tasty, satisfying. good.

Before gym snack: 250 (small banana, granola bar, caffeine)

1300 before gym...

after gym: large protein / carb cookie: 350 or so.

1650 today, good.

1860 4-day total.

Progress as of today: 4.4 lbs lost so far, only 2.6 lbs to go!

Donkey on 07/19/2016:
(Responded to yesterday's post in the comments.)

I also wanted to comment about your pictures. I hope it's OK that I do that here. I noticed your comments that you were a little disappointed and looking for a leaner "cut" look. You can do that, but you would have to start doing some serious carb and calorie restriction / high protein plan. You know, the "one chicken breast, 1/2 sweet potato, 1 cup green beans" plan. I followed a few "cardio queens" who had converted over to the body builder side, and that's what they would do.

I'm not sure it's worth it. I'm also not sure it would be compatible with your long-term goals (e.g. police academy). If it helps any, I would kill for legs like yours. OK, maybe not kill, Ms. Police Officer, but you know what I mean ;-)

Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/21/2016:
I responded to all your comments :-)

I want to say thank you for your kindness always. For giving me advice always!

You are right, being that type of "leaner cut" and "dehydrated" build will NOT working for me and the NYPD goal of getting in. You are right, I'm NOT willing to adjust to any type of extreme diet. lol, you know me pretty well :-)

I know you are only kidding and wouldn't even kill an ant, well, maybe ! haha

Thanks so much J!!!!!!!

Sending you a Big, Thank You HUG!



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