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Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Feb 19, 2017
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

Breakfast and snacks 700. All healthy. Some caffeine also. Going to a show today with my friend and dinner after...show only $10.

50 cal chocolate , strawberries 800..

chicken 150, sauteed veggies one big bite of fried plantain 200, pumpkin 150.

1300-1350, healthy.

dinner: fish 200 at least, roasted cauli 250 at least, few fries 50-100, cabbage cooked some oil 50, seaweed salad 50? - 750?

1.5 light beers 200 cal...

2250-2300. blech! but all in great fun....awesome day, trust me!

2day avg = 2200. bed soon.




Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Feb 18, 2017
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

Close to 9am: huge breakfast: oatmeal 150, honey and almond milk 50, vanilla protein packets i am using up (got two more left but it's too many calories to do all the time at 200) 200, peanut butter 200. 600 - extremely filling. good. Healthy mix  with lots of added vitamins, good fiber and protein :-)  Was craving it. Got full well ahead of finishing, but just went for it!

 10:45 while doing laundry: banana and almonds 200.

12:30pm 100 cal almonds, chips 130, chicken 150, rice 100, sauteed okra 150: 630.

1400, healthy.

before gym: bar and caffeine...150


after gym:

Total 2100 all healthy.


little bit of muscle cramps today due to female stuff. came early which is weird, but only by like 2 days. no prob. glad to work out at gym tonight. 


I have wonderful plans for this weekend. Today is gym tonight and i think laundry soon after a quick shower before i go down to that laundry room. For some reason, i have a ton of clothes and stuff to wash? i will do another laundry day on Monday so that it's an easy week next weekend :-) But laundry is full, so i'll wash what's in there. Monday i'll also do bedding along with clothes from weekend. all is good.

Ah - weekend plans:

Saturday: laundry, gym tonight and anything else i can think of at home, reading.

Sunday: afternoon out in Astoria for a show with my friend at 3pm ($10 show) and dinner after nice day!

Monday: laundry again to make it easier on the following weekend, quick food shopping maybe some cooking but not much this weekend, not in mood, and gym in evening.


Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Friday Feb 17, 2017
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

Midnight - banana 120, later acv in vinegar with stevia.

Breakfast: banana 120, wrap 80, some pumpkin sauteed 30?, peanut butter 200: 430.

11:45am snack: Smokehouse flavor almonds so good! 100 or so.

Lunch: some of my food and some Indian food! ordered at work!! chicken not more than 100, rice 250-300 at least i overdid it, lettuce 50, ...and some Indian on top of saag (spinach) or just okra not sure. indian at least 300-400 also for that food i think? up to 850 for lunch but all healthy...just huge portions.

1500 after lunch and very full....tasty change of pace but want to eat light for dinner...maybe the Halp Top light ice cream again lol...haven't done that in awhile...

5:30pm snacking at home before walk: come chips 50 & chicken 100.

2250. good.

7day avg: 2006, decent.



Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 02/17/2017:
Sounds like delish food today!

Horn_of_plenty on 02/18/2017:
It was and overall very healthy day :-D...when i eat better, i do feel better. and when i skip a few days of energy drinks, my skin always looks better...and sleep. lol, i guess it's a mix of all things in moderation!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Thursday Feb 16, 2017
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

Morning at home: little kombucha 20 and some local honey. 60 total and also some acv in seltzer with stevia.

1st breakfast: some roasted spicy chickpeas and some coffee (decaf) with milk 100

2nd breakfast: banana 120, peanut butter 200, wrap 80: 400.

600 approx total.

Lunch: all healthy - brown rice 150, roasted veggies 250 tops, chicken 200 tops 600.

Snack: perhaps apple 100

Before gym: bar and caffeine 100

total so far:  1400 :-D

After gym: maybe cookie...not sure.


Total today is 1800, nice !!

1966 avg

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Wednesday Feb 15, 2017
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

Home: kombucha 50 (contains caffeine)

First breakfast at work 8:45am: tea licorice flavor no caffeine,  banana (must buy bananas at lunch) 120, almonds in smokehouse flavor 80. 200.

2nd Breakfast: wrap 80, peanut butter 200, some local honey 40 & some cranberries 30: 350

Lunch: healthy - cauliflower with a little butter (made into mashed) 100, rice not much 100, some other veggies 100, chicken 200 that i cooked! 500 and maybe a kiwi 50. 550.

3:30pm chocolate dove - light blue color and sorta large rectangle shape 50.

snack on way home: peanuts 150

Dinner: all healthy. few bites of chicken not more than 100, lots of potato 200 i'd say at least maybe 250, and eggplant sauteed 100, and some other cooked veggies 100. 650.

total today is healthy: 2000.

5-day avg: around 2000, fine. trying to lower it, got into a habit of eating more lately.


At lunch i was able to pick up bananas and some cooked veggies and also some lettuce. good for the rest of the week now :-D


Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

Donkey on 02/15/2017:
Sounds like a very good day. I love licorice flavor tea - very good for constipation, too, but that's not why I enjoy it.

Horn_of_plenty on 02/16/2017:
oh....maybe...is that true about licorice tea good for constipation...no wonder i was getting gurgly i think!

grannyannie on 02/15/2017:
Love your first breakfast, second breakfast - like a hobbit! LOL. Sounds healthy though.

Horn_of_plenty on 02/16/2017:
for me, i'm always so hungry in mornings - much more than afternoons at work. lol, tasty yeah. lower protein is not helping me though but just not in the mood for turkey pepperoni!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday Feb 14, 2017
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

1987 4-day avg. good :-)

Happy Valentine's Day to all my friends here - single, dating, married -  it doesn't matter. I have love to share with everyone here. <3  <3  <3 


kombucha at home, ONE serving. good job to me. 40.

Work breakfast #1: Valentines chocolates which included a Dove red velvet for 40 cal and a giardhelli milk for 60. easy 100...and tasty and a banana 120 and tea (decaf - Licorice). 220.

Late Breakfast: wrap pumpernickle flavor 80, peanut butter 200, cooked cranberries 40: 320.

lunch: leftover tilapia 100-150, veggies including ones i made - mashed cauliflower 200-250, rice small amount 50, kiwi 50: 500.

before gym: bar and caffeine 100. and a chocolate 50.

After gym I had a nice subway sandwich and chips 600. 1850 at most



There's a work breakfast at 9am that i'm not interesting in even going downstairs for....i have my food...so since i've been walking around giving people sequin pens with nice big sequin hearts on top, i'm good...gonna start my work. 

One of my good friends is on vaca and i cannot text them....it's very hard not to considering Valentines. It's someone that i love, sorry everyone, but it's true. I mailed them a card last night...no way i cannot do SOMETHING.

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 02/14/2017:
HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY, Horny. Hope it's a Great one.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 02/14/2017:
Thank you ....i love getting wished a Happy Valentines Day....thank you, you manly Ohio Raven! <3 Happy Valentines Day to you, OR!

grannyannie on 02/14/2017:
Hope you had a lovely Valentine's Day!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 02/15/2017:
I did thank you so much <3

happy-1 on 02/15/2017:
Happy belated Valentine's Day!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 02/17/2017:
Thank you Happy Lady!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Feb 13, 2017
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

2033 3-day average..


Please read yesterday's entry, it's more exciting (sunday's entry) than today's!!!!

Monday entry: 

3am monday morning: pita chips, 2 servings. 240 cal.

pita chips and kombucha at home: 310

work: green tea, banana 120, wrap 60 with cream cheese 100 and turkey pepperoni 70: total here 350.

Snack:  only a decaf coffee with milk and one splenda. 60

12PM: I had 100 cal almonds - good choice as i was getting too hungry.

800. higher cal than usual bc of 3am snacks, its fine.

Healthy lunch, lower carb and higher protein: lots of cabbage 100 tops, shrimp salad leftovers some sauce 150?, steak 150? chips 200: 650 or so i think. maybe a kiwi. 50. i might eat less meat though and include a bag of chips. i don't like to skimp on carbs anymore.

1450 before dinner, maybe...depending how much i eat of lunch. 

2050 total, very good :-)

bed early....

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 02/13/2017:
Good job on the food!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 02/14/2017:
thanks, lately i am enjoying a bit of endulgence, gained around a lb (of real weight, not fluctuating weight...) at last, jeans tighter today. gonna slowly get back on track....before my clothes don't fit lol....and before it overwhelms me :-D

Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Feb 12, 2017
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

750 and all healthy before lunch out...i had nice plans all weekend including today. #blessed

lunch was super! 500 tops. small coffee 50

before gym caffeine & granola bar 150

after gym chips 170, chinese mushroom salad 150?, eggs hardboiled 150 tops. total: 500.

1950, all very tasty. wonderful, perfect weekend. i did so much....with great company <3

I am very, very happy. 

2025 2-day avg, awesome :)


Today i woke up sorta early but got great sleep. I did laundry and had really tasty breakfast & snacks.  I also cooked my veggie chips.

Then, although the weather was slippery, freezing rain, i went forward with my plans and picked up a friend that lives a couple blocks away. We went to a nice place for lunch, but not crazy expensive at all. Both had leftovers so we kept it in my car. We then drove downtown, like 15-20 min away due to traffic, and parked in a parking garage (he paid so i don't even know how much it was?).  we got a small coffee each & window browsed.  Then, we headed off to a library event that needed tickets ahead of time - very cool event. It was live story-telling. and the story-tellers were speaking on the topic of broken hearts but also speaking out how they were mended and got over them or dealt with first loves, etc.

All possibly true stories (but a couple seemed far-off and i couldn't imagine them taking place in reality) and these people had to have been pre-selected to participate. All stories were funny / sad combo and very entertaining to listen to.  It was both my friend's and my first time to this particular library - extremely Asian area so we were in minority. HOWEVER, in this large, completely filled auditorium - with complete stage and huge audience section in the library (huge city library in Flushing, NY (Queens)) - we were NOT minorities. It was a somewhat mixed audience with hardly any Asians because most of the people at the event were NOT members of that particular library and only there for the event. I just found it interesting that the only really mixed area in the library was of people that obviously don't live in the area. Nothing against the population of the area - I love all people.

It was a long, 2hr event with an intermission. Sometimes it dragged but mostly it was very entertaining.

The folks in the library were all around my age (20's--30's and a few 40's-60's but mostly a younger, educated crowd) and it felt good to be doing something stimulating and enlightening today.  It felt wonderful to be amongst peers who also find these (free) social / cultural / enlightening programs at the library and in community as enjoyable to attend as i do.  How lucky we are to be able to go to events like these (audience was huge maybe over 200 people)?...I hope there will be more programs like this one. And it was free. The speakers were well spoken and educated.  They made me laugh and have other emotions too regarding the sadness in some of their stories (one man's wife died of cancer).  What a change from sitting home all day on a Sunday, ya know?  

I am enjoying my life right now.

Just talking about the day & my wonderful time with good company.

This weekend, I was blessed. 

I was out with 2 older men (one Saturday & one Sunday).  Both were MUCH older than myself (both over 20yrs older than me)....but they are friends and they are single.

I am not looking to date them.

They both live close to me, one of them living only a few blocks away and the other in the next town over, and it was nice to do local things with local friends.

I have no regrets per this weekend and I got a ton done.

I feel that now that I am not on speaking terms with my Former best female friend now for several months, since mid October, I am really starting to enjoy my life and i'm really starting to feel great - and i'm doing more with others and experiencing friendships i wouldn't have normally experienced.  I was holding my own self back and now there isn't even any good reason not to try new things and relationships. It's wonderful to be able to expand my relationships and network. To learn how to cook more, also. I'm growing as a person. It feels so good.

I feel that my world is changing and my opportunities and experiences are increasing.

My going out with these men, I am also gaining experience in general at being out with men / dating. I am not experiencd in it - and it's giving me confidence to someday date the man that i do want to be with in that sort of romantic relationship.

I'm just starting out right now in hanging out / eating / going places with the opposite sex so although some will tell me it's really weird to be going out with these guys - one thing is for sure - both try very hard with me to please me - and they both have great manners - and they both show me what i do in fact need to look for in a man - both have complimented me and respect me (both are coworkers) and they both are genuinely fun to be around.

However, due to age being an important factor as i do not want to be dating someone old enough to be my father (i want to grow old with my sig other hopefully one day), and due to other things (one smokes and i could not date someone who does it's gross and smells)...and the other is slightly overweight and although decent looking he's not in the best of health - i do not want to date these men. They are both as different as night and day from each other - but, despite their own differences from each other, despite their own differences in personalities, i find it interesting that i enjoy both of their company when i go out with each of them. Both of them i've gone out with at least 1 other time.

Besides these men this weekend, my marine guy friend also texted me. Quite funny. It's true that on Valentine's Day and approaching weekend, men certainly do contact old flames / prospects. Pretty funny. The marine is not an old flame and i didn't ever go out with him even once, but it was somewhat of a prospect to happen for him and me but our schedules never aligned. Hence, he contacted me this weekend too. 

So, 3 men, one weekend. Oh, one last contact - i almost forgot. I was also contacted by a local cop friend. He works in the precinct I live in. For same reason i think - it's Valentine's weekend and that's what single men do. Funny. I have no objections to contact via text message. I find it humorous and fun. No worries.


Monday entry: 

3am monday morning: pita chips, 2 servings. 240 cal.

not sleeping, so had a snack of carbs to also settle my slightly unsettled acidy stomach. prob from too big a meal close to bed. no worries. slept a ton this weekend and stuff. this is typical jackie. i'm enjoying being up actually. just resting my mind. and allowing myself to think about stuff that's gonna be very much on my mind through this week (invloves a certain man who decided to flee the country this weekend that i have no doubt bc of the approaching holiday which makes me realize he has some major issues indeed..he is skipping out on work until after valentines as well...i do believe this & that he's not in relatinoship, i am sorry but this is my journal...these are my private thoughts.).

pita chips and kombucha at home: 310

work: green tea, banana 120, wrap 60 with cream cheese 100 and turkey pepperoni 70: total here 350.

total so far is high 660....may not be able to do low cal today...which is ok, tomorrow will be a better start i plan to sleep well tonight...



Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 02/13/2017:
Wow! 3 men in one weekend! You go girl! ;)

Horn_of_plenty on 02/13/2017:
And 4 including the cop ;) haha....but no physical contact besides holding hands with one.

I'm behaved with these men as i do not need problems right now.

grannyannie on 02/13/2017:
I know you behaved! Just teasing. Nice to you had such a good time with good friends.

Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Feb 11, 2017
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

Excellent morning :-D Exteme productivity.

Around 9:30 i think? Natural bar & coffee 200 

11:30 Brunch at home: 1 egg 60, rest of the couscous i cooked 250, pumpkin with a little added stuff so like 150?, and pita crackers 2 servings 240 (extra carbs, was pretty darn hungry after 2 mi walk and running errands - food shopping & air in tires): total for pretty healthy brunch although 3 servings carbs is ok! = 650 = decent.

total after brunch is good = 850 (dinner out later, so trying to not overdo calories bc i really want to enjoy the new Thai restaurant!) 


Extremely productive day with food shopping in morning along with air in tires and somewhat cleaning up apt. nice i did most laundry on Thursday so i'll just do a little bit tomorrow! I feel like i have a lot of extra time this weekend bc i already relaxed a bit on the snow day on Thursday.!!

I might cook this afternoon or just relax. not sure. i also got a new book from the library this morning.

i also walked 2mi at the park - and this is all before getting home at 11:30am! still morning!

later on i'm seeing the movie @ 3pm with an older male friend from work - Hidden Figures. should be a good movie.  Then we're headed out to a Thai restaurant and the menu looks great.

Total not more than 2100 maybe less. Good eats !!

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 02/11/2017:
Sounds like a good day. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

jayhawkjen on 02/12/2017:
Impressive day! I loved Hidden Figures.

Horn_Of_Plenty - Friday Feb 10, 2017
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

Back to work after yesterday's nice snow day - caught up on laundry and ate more than usual.  Overall, it was a restful day..

Home: ACV in seltzer with steiva and some other vinegar drink - didn't work bc i'm stuffed too much from overeating. it's fine...will all work out tonight / tomorrow.

Work 8:30am: banana 120, wrap 60, cream cheese 100, turkey pepperoni 70: 350. blech.

snacking: decaf coffee, soy protein bar 200 total.

Healthy (but tad salty) lunch: couscous 250, veggies 100, chicken sausage 150: 500 approx.

snack before gym: caffeine and bar 100.

1150 after gym and in the mood to make it an overall good day. did really poorly this week with calories, feeling bloated and fat as i'm stuffed up ...

huge blow pop 100 cal - needed it on the way home from gym & as i was quickly grocery shopping.

cranberries 40, pumpkin 100, in a protein muffin 240 - 400.

1650...may have a few chips. 150.

1800, excellent!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

weekly avg: 2050, GOOD ENDING.




eager to eat less calories in the week to come...avg for this week will be around 2050 if i can get today under control - and that's my good plan :-D...today around 1800.

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

jayhawkjen on 02/10/2017:
Jealous of your snow day!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 02/10/2017:
yeah was nice... i did eat a lot though lol.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 02/10/2017:
i mean i overate a little bit ! but the day off relaxing was worth it!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 02/10/2017:
it was def worth it...to repeat :-D

Donkey on 02/11/2017:
Sounds like you had a very good day! I didn't comment on your blog from a few days ago but props on the big number weights! Woo hoo!!!! Keep on lifting - you remain an inspiration to me!

Horn_of_plenty on 02/11/2017:
Thank you J-D...you inspire me too with your ability to handle more than even you realize! i think the world of you!

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