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Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Apr 23, 2016
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 118.4

Early 8am breakfast : okra Bhindhi masala and kombucha and seltzer 350 After a quick rinse in the shower I am going to the gym soon for a nice workout :)

Before gym: big banana 150 & small protein bar 130: around 300.

After gym: higher sugar Cliff Bar 250

Total so far today: 900, good.

Passover Dinner tonight with family but I don't see myself eating any desert besides fruit and tea and also I see myself eating healthy at dinner. I really don't need to wreck myself completely this weekend as my weight is already higher and I feel bloated. I am ready to continue to go back to doing the right thing now! Really.


Morning All.

I'm not so happy with how I've been eating and slowly i'm feeling a gut form, particularly around my abdomen. I think I've prob gained around 3-5lbs over this month of April. I'm excited to go back to having a fitness routine in my life.

With that being said, I am re-energized enough to start up with the gym again. I took off 23 days. So, around 3 weeks. I was still sorta active with cardio a few times this month - walking.

I would have liked to go to the gym tomorrow, but I realize that I cannot go on Tuesday because I have a meeting after work.

SO...I am going to the gym TODAY! and then later i'll go home for Passover to celebrate with my family. Which leaves tomorrow for relaxing and laundry - so, it's really not too bad a deal to get my butt to the gym today. I'm looking forward to messing around a little bit over there! Oh yeah! also, I've learned how to REALLY incorporate the gym no matter how busy I am & I do love the results of hard work at the gym.

I'm looking forward to a better routine, lower weekly calorie counts, and feeling good in my own skin. Overeating isn't worth it.  I woke up once last night soaked in sweat due to binge eating and then I woke up this morning sweaty too. Moving forward!

I'll go to the gym later this AM - maybe around 10-11. My mom wants me home around 3pm today - so I may even go to the gym a lil earlier than that so i'm not rushing over there after showering after the gym (I HATE rushing around after going to the gym to work out!)

Tonight - I've already indulged like on everything this month! And last night. I'm making the promise to myself now - to eat the healthy things tonight & simply "pass over" haha just like Passover! - simply pass over the rest. I'm now getting back on track - a week earlier than I thought (but I always knew in the back of my head that a month was good enough and I may not need the whole month to rest!) ...thank gosh I feel motivated once again for the gym!

It feels great to know i'm ready to go back. I'll have some fast carbs / protein mix and caffeine before the gym.

Progress as of today: -3.4 lbs lost so far, only 7.4 lbs to go!

puddles on 04/23/2016:
Glad to see you on the up and up. Have a great day J.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/23/2016:
I am feeling better, not very happy about dinner tonight but looking forward to eating healthy & the veggies. I'll bring veggies home with me in case for tomorrow since I plan to sleep over....

grannyannie on 04/23/2016:
You can do it! Have a great weekend.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/23/2016:
yes, i'm in the mood to make good choices tonight & not to give into dumb temptations when I would prefer right now to get back on track. So I will.

grannyannie on 04/23/2016:
Well done! We can both do it!

horn_of_plenty on 04/24/2016:
Yes we can!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Friday Apr 22, 2016
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 113.0

2065 7-day average. (see, still decent for the week - but not low enough for maintenance. I'll have to drop back down it seems, but not a lot as i'll be adding back in my weightlifting starting SUNDAY!)

500 before lunch, eating for convenience today:

Morning: strawberries & kombucha

Breakfast #1: small bar, small banana, iced coffee throughout morning

Late Brunch: DD Croissant with bacon & egg (no cheese)

Snack: plum if needed

Early dinner: to be a TON of veggies, maybe hair of white meat chicken, and repeat TONS OF VEGGIES...instead of chicken maybe a greek yogurt. REPEAT: TONS OF VEGGIES since i'll be home early.

maybe a hair trim on my way home at a place where it's EASY to get a fast apt and they are exceptional. they are Brazilian dudes that cut hair really well! and have decent prices also.

1050 before dinner

Huge dinner: mostly steamed veggies 250, popcorn 160, other veggies and a plum 300: around 700, ok.

1750...maybe snack, not sure. DECIDED TO INDULGE:



TOTAL TODAY: APPROX 2350. TASTED REALLY GOOD. and strawberries around 3hrs later. 50 more.

total today: 2400. but I have to say - it wasn't worth it. I was too hungry and too tired. now I remember why I am always more prepared than I was today!

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

puddles on 04/22/2016:
Enjoy your afternoon off and your veggy dinner J. Have a great weekend.

innerpeace on 04/22/2016:
Enjoy your holiday - passover with your family and friends.

grannyannie on 04/22/2016:
Enjoy all your veggies! :)

Horn_Of_Plenty - Thursday Apr 21, 2016
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 113.0

620 thru morning & debating getting back on track with some lower cal days before the Jewish Holiday starting Fri evening...and the dinner with my family Sat night. I want to enjoy that meal :) hoping for veggies galore which my mom now does for me lol...because she loves them too!

Healthy so far...just eating moderately is good enough till the end of this month :)  Why be so hard on myself right? Soon I'll be back at the gym hard core till summer.

I plan to take 2 weeks off in the summer. One during July. One during August most probably to coincide with my small trips in summer. I will also take my bday week off in September. Weeks off meaning from the GYM not WORK!

1200 cals before dinner.

And dinner was going to be small, but I did indulge. All healthy. just large portions and i'm ok with it. My calories are still within range.

2,000 overall cal today. good job to me. still around a 2010 6-day average. not bad.

Lots of veggies, good fats, etc. and an energy drink that lasted all day at work.

otherwise, lots of food. and balanced.

mostly sitting. but I did walk around the bldg. 2x today (bldg. = walking around a full block 2x. not bad. around 10-15 minutes.

I'm happy resting right now.

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

puddles on 04/21/2016:
That will be nice to get together with your parents. Enjoy. Mom's cooking was always something I use to look forward to.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/22/2016:
usually I look forward to seeing my small family along with my sister's now husband...but...

....there's one thing that I've just been told: my sister invited THREE friends! Two are married and 1 is single and I wish he were not coming. First, I find him attractive. Secondly, he's older (late 40's?) and good friends with my mom. Thrid, I don't want him there at my house all evening lol...and also now I have to dress up...and also I have to be AWAKE longer...sorry.....

i'm making a fuss...i'm just saying the friends my sister invited i'm not close with, so the celebration is now a little bit a stressor though not such a big deal at least it's a Saturday night, not Friday :)

happy-1 on 04/21/2016:
Happy holidays! Mmm challah. Slathered with margerine. Maybe some jam. Eat your protein first to lower the glycemic load. What are your favorite dishes?

Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/22/2016:
lol...funny you mention challah bread! this is the holiday where for a week we only eat dry bread items without Yeast...like matzah. lol...haha...Yes, i'll take your advice and eat my love (VEGGIES) and protein first.!...

Fave dishes: chicken soup of course that my mom makes (though not for this holiday...), all the roasted veggies my mom makes for all holidays...I will write more on my fave foods (but this holiday doesn't have the best food choices at all! this holiday is known as the holiday that makes all of us CONSTIPATED bc all the food lacks fiber!)...!!!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Wednesday Apr 20, 2016
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 113.0

2010 5-day average. totally ok with this :)

Hi & Happy Hump Day!

I voted yesterday for Hillary. Lol. Don't hate! I'm in NYC! :) She's the union's best bet.

6am: Tasty seltzer with stevia & kombucha 70

8:30am: medium banana 120 and small tasty bar 180, green tea. my eyes are bloodshot. need eyedrops I think.???

Snack before lunch: chocolate yogurt...not as god as expected 120 healthy high fat bar instead Chocolate Collagen, but i'm completely sick of these, gave a piece to my boss.

1pm Lunch to be balanced, not too light though. mix of good carbs, popcorn, chicken, extra extra veggies (including my fave Saag) 700 most.

1300...before going home...maybe a decaf coffee later :)

Dinner: first, a large plum 50..followed by heaven: kelp mixed with okra bhindhi masala 400, and a yogurt 100. up to 600 i'll say.

1900, GOOD. healthy. satisfying. may reach for another yogurt. anything goes right now.  Actually, anything does NOT go. i'm satisfied and ready to read soon, only 6:22 and looking to go to bed early.

I am beginning to feel MUCH better at work. MUCH MUCH MUCH better. and I still have a little to go before I start up with the gym again. Good timing on having extra rest. this month!

at 7:30 - ended up having a small bar. is quite alright! 150 cal.

total today is 2050 - happy with this for sure!!! :)


...I may buy more Indian veggies maybe waiting till tomorrow to buy or Friday bc i'm having my apt. cleaned Thursday while I'm at work & should continue to keep the fridge as it is & not fill it up to the brim until after she's cleaned it. I splurge 1x per month on a cleaning lady. $100 and $35 tip.

Will have a lower cal day today - trying for 1700 today.

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

grannyannie on 04/20/2016:
I prefer Bernie (he got the American Democrats Abroad vote), but I will vote Hillary.

Have a good day.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/20/2016:
Even though Bernie didn't win NY, I give him credit on making himself known.

puddles on 04/20/2016:
I so enjoy your politics so much drama especially this time but actually you have major election every two year if not President it is the Senators... crazy. Have a great day J.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/20/2016:
I agree, it's definitely a crazy drama!

OhioRaven on 04/20/2016:
HappyHumpDay !

Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/20/2016:
HHD my friend!

hollybelle on 04/20/2016:
Good day.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/21/2016:
Thanks Holly, to you too!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday Apr 19, 2016
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 113.0

2,000cal 4-day average.

6am: kombucha 70.

8:30am: lox, cream cheese on white toast (but lower cal not dense bread), and a banana, and energy drink 0 cal from yesterday mixed with water. only 430 cal here.

11:30am or so snack: 120 chocolate greek yogurt

 total before lunch is around 620 and i'm so glad to bring something different for breakfast today!

lunch was around 800. It was healthy. but larger and included veggies. I am indulging right now and want to. it included some saag mixed with kale, chicken white meat with a little skin, and pretzels.

fruit on way home 50

LARGE dinner but ended up being very low cal!: yellow pepper 50, tons of mushrooms, Indian style but most of sauce I washed off (but still a lot!) 200?, and small leftovers of a kelp dish 50...then I decided to VOTE! so I got off my ass and ended up voting and then continuing on a nice walk afterwards! 300 cal...here...followed by:

later on after my walk: 2 yogurts, but light ones 160 total both by light & fit - one was a mouse and the other was flavored boston cream pie! very nice!, and peanut butter to top them off 100! and now i'm so nicely satisfied! yay. good day! and I exercised again!

around 550  cal total at home.

total cals are nice: 1950...plus, I am feeling much better! the walk was really good for me!


Lately, I'm eating way more than I did in the (especially last) month leading up to this wedding. I feel a couple lbs weight gain at most...but I am eager to be lean and not gain any unwanted lbs again. That'll just get me more depressed than I am.

I am probably heading back to the gym before May. Even though i'm still sleeping OVER 8 hrs, I think it's a mental thing going on with me. Maybe. I just need to make sure my legs are feeling better and everything before I start with the gym. I'm nervous to start up again. And nervous about this whole year ahead of me.

I think I need to plan a little bit for gym. Basically, I think I need to cut down on my upper body exercises (actually do a few less of them) and not change anything else yet. I'm saying i'm going to cut down my workout a little bit. Make it shorter.

I don't know what to do...I don't even like the sound of cutting down my workout. We'll see. I have to think about things. I may start working out without energy drink? but I always liked that...

not sure what I want..

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

puddles on 04/19/2016:
J. your going to drive yourself crazy. Did you ever think of taking meditation classes could probably help you to relax, sleep better, worry less. There are a lot of benefits to meditation. It is good at times to empty your brain out it is a little like pressing delete on the keyboard empties out all the junk that is roaming around in there. Just a suggestion.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/19/2016:
yeah. you are right. I'm going to continue to chill out. no gym yet. and let my body relax. I have to.

sleep as been better and better...i'm getting there but not fully there yet.

cybermom4 on 04/19/2016:
Could you substitute a walk around the block for a time. Just to get some fresh air and a break from the hectic thinking? Also, sometimes I take a sheet of paper and write down all the different options that are on my mind. Really go into detail. Then set aside for a few hours. When you come back to them tweak the one that you like the best - then begin on Monday!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/19/2016:
yes, this is in fact what i'm doing. thank you for the great suggestion. I realize that I must give myself a break overall. and not even regret it right now. If I come home, eat dinner right away, relax & go to bed early - so be it. I trying not to regret the fact that i'm coming home & not even walking for 10 min at home. at least i'm getting good rest right now.

yeah...i'll tweak little by little and give myself a break. I have a year to get it fully down pat for the academy.

I just have to slow it all down :)

cybermom4 on 04/19/2016:
Actually when- you think about it, you are not really 'slowing down' you are being 'wise'. The more you take care of yourself, the better you will feel when the going gets tough. I was inspired by a commercial I saw - "I accept the fact that I am not sprinting the way I did when I was 18, but I will not accept anything less than my personal best."

Knowing the difference between striving for 'unrealistic' goals and operating in 'real life' can really bring you a peaceful outlook. You may not be 18 anymore but you are a healthy 30 and yes that is still young!! (didn't you know 50 is the new 30)

You got this Coach - You will bounce back - in good time...key word being 'time'.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/19/2016:
Thank you so much MOM! you say it all well. Getting older does involve making better choices...

thank you again !!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Apr 18, 2016
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 113.0

Monday, Monday.

6am: kombucha 70

8:30am: big banana 150 and Nice, small but satisfying protein bar 180: 330

11am: small but good (pretty natural as well) high fat, mod protein & low carb peanut butter bar 200.

1pm lunch: FANTASTIC. my boss cooked! and it was chicken! and veggies and some tomato sauce and then I had some of my own spinach saag and okra. amazing lunch. around 650-700 cal.

1300 & healthy. before fruit maybe on way home :)

big dinner: healthy but emphasis on big. around 800 cals of filling goodness. treated myself to everything but the kitchen sink ;)

2100. around maybe 15 min walk at most. rest is good right now!

600. planning on low carb during work & higher carb of fruit on the way home & protein pancake tonight maybe. unless I have an urge for vegetables & I will eat those instead with chicken and maybe some popcorn or chips for dinner. we'll see. I have a nice rostissie at home (brought some for lunch today) and I've been craving chicken as I haven't been eating a lot of it lately. Planning on eating a lot of chicken this week :) I think i'll feel better with more dense protein in me!

Morning at work: caffeine. Half exhausted, half I don't know what. Looking to move past these feelings though :) Should be a nice week this week. I have to remind myself again that it's a short one! wahoo! Nice, short week that will end 2pm Friday at work I am leaving early for Passover observances that I feel entitled to leaving early for. :) wahoo.

My head is sorta spinning, but i'll make it stop. Even with all this caffeine, if I were home at this moment, i'd go back to bed. I am feeling THAT tired. I guess I shouldn't take a sleeping pill (not even the Melatonin 3mg I took last night) tonight again. I'm just too tired to work.

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

puddles on 04/18/2016:
You got to get rested up J. I know you can't catch up on sleep but at one point you are going to have to start feeling rested or you are not going to win this battle with your sleep. Maybe you should turn it from a negative to a positive and see what happens like when you did not feel good about yourself. If it worked for that it will also work for your sleep time. Have a great day.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/18/2016:
what do you mean?

Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/18/2016:
yeah, I guess you mean I need to stay positive and not continuously thinking negative...I think i'm slightly depressed.

thinnside40 on 04/18/2016:
Alrighty Kombucha lady. I bought a bottle to try. I DO NOT LIKE IT! Plus I didn't realize it was fizzy, so I shook the bottle real good right before opening it. Oh dear!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/18/2016:
oh yes, it's fizzy. I am sorry you don't like it! if we lived close, i'd be hoping you'd give it to me...but i'm sure at least half of it is now down the drain! :)

puddles on 04/18/2016:
What I meant is that instead of saying I am so tired and using the word tired you encourage yourself to be tired in acknowledging it and give it all the power. My mom use to tell me that the more I say something the more I am what I say.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/18/2016:
very true & I may even go back to the gym earlier than expected because I realize i'm going to gain weight and not be feeling great at this rate come May if perhaps I don't get back to the gym sooner! :)

Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Apr 17, 2016
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 113.0

Slow and Silly Sunday ;)

Yesterday I went out, but today i'm not so sure I want to go outside at all. Would be nice to have a rotisserie chicken for the week but I may just pick it up tomorrow. I'm sleepy and not feeling great. I know I have a pretty good week ahead & just realized I'll be leaving work EARLY Friday bc i'm Jewish and that's when Passover begins (Friday evening.)

I'll not be seeing my family that night though, we chose to do it Saturday. However, I WILL use my religion and Judaism as my excuse Friday to JET OUT OF WORK early like everyone else does (even my darn sorta-boss who is half-Jewish and doesn't even celebrate! he's always leaving early, even before me on EVERY and ANY jewish holiday! ugh!) I'm learning I need to do what I need to do as well.  Just like my coworkers always did.  To feel good & keep my head way above the water. I need my rest. I was going to see my friend's new apt in Brooklyn after work this Friday, but in the back of my mind I think I need to relax more & not run around all day first to work at 8am & then to Brooklyn after work Friday making it a very long day & then my parent's on Saturday.  I cannot have marathon weekends right now...needs to be simple or i'm gonna be sick from it all.

I think I still need to rest as much as I can before next month getting to the gym & getting back to my normal routine. I want to do more, but I know the truth is that I need to do less. Yes, I'm serious. Otherwise, I'll not be able to do anything at the gym bc I'll still not be feeling very energized. So rest is what it needs to be this Friday. Glad i'll be out of work early. And maybe i'll add $ to my laundry card again - if i'm coming home at a decent time when the housing office here is still open!, LOL.

7:45am Kombucha 70 and also seltzer with stevia

9am-10am Breakfast: tofu 50 with a bit of okra bhindhi 300? (oily) and then popcorn too & my fave juice/energy drink raspberry flavor BING 40. so, around 400, good.

11am: Saag and strawberries afterwards. 200.

12:30pm protein bar (small) and strawberries 200

2pm and feeling both really, really tired and full and practically sick (dreading work tomorrow, I really wish I had a full week off now, just SO TIRED): okra, a lot of it sautéed in oil & fruit. around 300 most I think.

DEFINITELY NOT LEAVING MY APT TODAY (NOW JUST AFTER 2PM AND I FEEL TERRIBLE TO SAY THE LEAST). feeling like I have a hangover. don't want to move. exhausted. I know i'll feel better soon, but this is quite hard right now for me & I am upset I have to work tomorrow when all I want to do is sleep.

I took a 45 minute nap from around 1-1:45pm when I woke up. I'm telling you all, my body is screaming at me for rest. Last night, without a sleeping pill, I slept for around 9hrs as well. I did wake up once during the night, but was able to go back to sleep.

All I want to do is sleep right now. It's my body's way of recovering from all the stress throughout the winter and then the wedding & Atlantic City. I am literally very tired and nothing will help. I could sleep still extra. And I will not be taking any sleeping pills tonight although I do want to bc it seems I have no problem sleeping at the moment...as even with a nap yesterday, I slept 9 hrs last night. and then fell back to sleep this afternoon for 45 minutes. wowzers. nothing better than the healing powers of sleep it seems.

did end up going for a short walk as well as 2 fast supermarket stops. now prepped and ready for the week & don't need to go anywhere after work this week, except home to read & for dinner. GOOD. prepared. feels good.

snacking after walk: 1 yellow pepper and one large plum, followed later by more Okra (tons of cooked Indian food still from Friday of course...) 250

dinner: light bar 250, healthy & natural. was gonna have a protein pancake but prefer to keep cals lower.

1650 today, great. yesterday was high, 2250, but I slept thru the night I think sorta because I was full and satisfied completely.? and tired. LOL.

2-day cal average: a bit high, but healthy foods considering. 1950/2 days this weekend. Looking forward to some low cal days to balance it as I can feel the weight gain although I can tell you I still look GREAT. LOL. I took notice during my walk in the store windows. LOL. and then caught an Asian guy watching me watch myself ! LOL LOL LOL. Not sure who was more embarrassed!


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

puddles on 04/17/2016:
You are certainly doing a good job of balancing rest and work. good job.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/17/2016:
thanks puddy :) when I was first hired, I never took advantage of anything. Five years later, couple injuries & health issues later, and I am glad to have an advantage Friday to leave early! ha.

marshallsaya on 04/17/2016:
Rest is a good thing, and I need to listen to my body when it tells me to rest more. I've learned this the hard way. ~Angie

Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/17/2016:
Thanks angie. Me too, I've learned the hard way of how important it is to rest.

Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Apr 16, 2016
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 113.0

Kombucha 70 & lots of Okra in oil with onions and spices 300?

9:45am: Indulged in a double chocolate really tasty Protein Cookie 400. (and caffeine drink).

Already took a short walk to supermarket in the sunshine around 9am to pick up a couple bananas, strawberries on sale, and 2 low cal energy drinks since I don't really drink coffee on weekends. 

RELAXING today & laundry this afternoon around 2pm.

10:30: just indulging completely. 1 package tasty & fatty bacon jerky. 330. worth it.

11:30am - ready to read.

lol...from around noon to 1pm I actually fell asleep in my bedroom. I was exhausted. and this is after drinking an energy drink.  I am needing the rest this weekend and glad to be getting it!

noon: saag spinach 70

snack 2:30-3pm: more saag 150 and popcorn 100. 250 total :)

1450, good...

4:20pm indulging because it's a relaxed weekend, spent at home. Large portion of Saag & a plum. 350 :)

total so far: 1800, good.

5:45pm already! wow. the day went fast. and I was productive while relaxing. Paid bills, planning to use both new credit cards so I can get extra cash within the 1st month lol tomorrow and supermarket or something.

6pm small protein bar 150...followed shortly after by more sautéed Okra 150 (so no protein pancake tonight)

2100, good...planning on a protein pancake for dinner. already had a lot of "vegetables" today eating all that saag. it's all spinach anyways (probably had around 4 cups of veggies today)

maybe an evening snack later :)

and if I decide a no-go on the pancake, i'll have a small piece of tofu, more Indian food, some kelp noodles & some chips. either one is a good choice.

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

puddles on 04/16/2016:
Enjoy your day J.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/16/2016:
enjoying it so much! I could use a week like this. whew!

grannyannie on 04/16/2016:
Sounds nice. Enjoy.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/16/2016:
It's the BEST :) thanks Annie!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Friday Apr 15, 2016
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 113.0

1875/day for these 6 days, great! and tomorrow starts a new week.

Going to estimate today's total to be 1750. Dinner was rather huge. I hope it doesn't add to more, like I said, dinner was huge and the reason I am unsure is it was all Indian food - lots of oil. but healthy. and tasty. I also had two big servings of veggie chips :)

950 before dinner = excellent.

Going to the nail salon after work to get the nail polish (was a Gel Manicure that lasts at least two weeks) off my nails as I don't want to take it off myself & mess up my nails more...

Also, I don't want to think about taking off my GEL nail polish over the weekend which is why i'm doing it tonight...(after going tonight, i'm glad I did. Even the nail salon girl had a very hard time taking off the gel manicure. It took her forever. Now my nails look bad but they'll grow out! :)

Additionally, I ordered TONS (6 dishes) of vegetable / vegetarian Indian dishes to eat at my leisure throughout the next few days to a week...however long they last...

Other than this, FIRST AFTER WORK I will take $$$ out when I first stop by the supermarket after work. I'll get cash back & do it twice...need the cash to pay for the Indian food so that they don't charge me the tax. Additionally, I need the cash for a tip for the nail salon LOL. That's it...

 Oh, and weight was a nice 113 this AM. good job to me.

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

grannyannie on 04/15/2016:
Good plans for today. Have a good weekend.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/15/2016:
Thank you Annie, looking forward to a wonderful, relaxing weekend.

hollybelle on 04/15/2016:
I love indian food. I wanted to go to a new restaurant here - but they weren't open until Monday!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/16/2016:
Ok...only a few days wait ;)

Horn_Of_Plenty - Thursday Apr 14, 2016
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 113.0

1900/day daily avg since Sunday. not bad but not the best....but ok. t

onight i'm going to pick up some Indian food for dinner right by my work.  Which means I have to stop by the supermarket and get cash back because when I pay in cash, the restaurant doesn't charge tax (and in NYC that's BIG savings!)...and I must make sure they don't include tons of cheese (I prefer NO CHEESE but last time was a big mistake) like last time, LOL. I have nice kelp noodles (EXTREME low cal) to eat the okra / spinach dishes with. I also have cabbage to cook up and eat. I'll enjoy eating Indian thru the weekend and into next week probably (ordering extra today for lots of days of leftovers!) yay.


1050 cal before dinner.

dinner on the drive home from foot massage (left around 7pm) - bag of beef jerky (planned in advance) 350 and at home some healthy, tasty pea crisps that actually have some protein 100 cals. gonna stop eating now & read. :) drive home was around at most 10 min. it's only 7:30 now. nice. happy.

the foot massage was EXCELLENT. good place. I will go back if I ever want a massage in general. NICE FIND! and very close to home. parking has all meters, but, if I go on a sunday it should be good when parking is free and I don't have to worry about getting a ticket because the meter expired (which is the main problem).

so, 1050 before dinner plus 450 dinner = nice 1500. good....and strawberries.

1550 :)

no exercise.

extremely tired at work, so let me stay away from the sleeping pills for tonight :)

I am not being professional in the least. it's been a very, very rough week for me. Especially with the addition of last night's dinner affair.

I am just not feeling myself.

Looking forward to a low key weekend.

probably going to be home & relax.

the whole weekend I will prob not get together with anyone. (since I was going to see my friend but she says she's feeling sick - means I have no plans which would be good.) I need the time to myself.

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

cybermom4 on 04/15/2016:
Have a wonderful peaceful and refreshing weekend Coach!!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/15/2016:
Thanks Mom, I certainly will do just & only that! :)

OhioRaven on 04/15/2016:
I can't imagine you're type "A" personality relaxing for too long, but I know you'll give it a try. Have a great day.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/15/2016:
You funny....and you are right. I did some errands after work today already. But, my plan is not to go out at all tomorrow. And maybe not Sunday either.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/15/2016:
well, except for food shopping. and at home, only laundry. I really don't want to do ANYTHING OR! lol...I will read...and make a protein pancake or two....ok....!

cybermom4 on 04/15/2016:
Hahah - I think you have her pegged!!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/15/2016:
I got to say, he's gooooood.

grannyannie on 04/15/2016:
Love a foot massage....any massage! Hope next week is better and you have a good weekend.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/15/2016:
I've had 1 or 2 bad foot massages (seems that some places try to do what they aren't trained to do...to make fast $$$).

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