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Horn_Of_Plenty - Wednesday Dec 06, 2017
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 112.0

Home: kombucha 70, peanuts 30. 100.

Breakfast: coffee with milk, stevia, 50, rye bread 100, with cream cheese 100, lil bit of salami 50. 300.

Snacking: 2 candies 50

Rice 200, squash with oil sauteed and garlic / pepper / salt 150?, turkey sausage 200: 550, healthy.

Huge navel orange 150

1150, going home to eat with Ricky at his place...yup.

2050 calories and finally cleaned the hamster cage :)

5day: 2120/day

Progress as of today: 5 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

Maria7 on 12/06/2017:
Have a good day. :-)

horn_of_plenty on 12/06/2017:
U 2 MARIA! :-)


bearcountrygg on 12/07/2017:
Looks like a nice day...i LOVE salami for breakfast...lots of flavor.

horn_of_plenty on 12/07/2017:
me too...it's rather filling, compared to honey and cashew butter on a wrap, the cheese and salami is obviously more filling for a longer period of time for me :)

but i had such bad gas i think from the cheese?!

for the rest of the week, i'm settling back to cashew butter.


bearcountrygg on 12/07/2017:
Lactose intolerance? Milk, cheeses, ice cream, pudding all do that to me....yogurt is okay and they say that the hard cheeses, the type that is usually grated like parm...are ok.



Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday Dec 05, 2017
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 112.0

Home: kombucha 70

Breakfast: coffee 50, banana 120, wrap 100, honey 50, cashew butter (low protein, but really nice taste!) 200. total here: 520

12pm lunch: 

Snack 1: ?  apple

Clementine 50 1200

Snack 2: ? bar before gym! & APPLE100

Dinner at home after gym: ? TBD chips 2 servings 300 and protein cookie 400 (maybe next time, if i'm eating high cal anyways - i'll eat a real dinner after gym....)

2100 :)

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Looking forward to gym because it's the time I spend fully on myself, to better myself :) ALWAYS. NEVER TO GIVE UP.

Progress as of today: 5 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 12/05/2017:
Love that cashew butter...have you tried that on apple slices?

Horn_of_plenty on 12/06/2017:
no i haven't...but the taste of cashew butter is so nice! what a nice change of pace from peanut butter and almond butter. it's very low in protein though compared to the other two nut butters...but so good! I love how creamy it is...delicious!


happy-1 on 12/06/2017:
Hugs! Good job

horn_of_plenty on 12/06/2017:
THANK YOU, HAPPY LADY!

Lately, i'm indulging all the time. Weight gain seems still minimal if any...so i just need to make healthier choices it seems, instead of eating so much crap after the gym...i can actually maybe have a more decent meal....if i so want to! :) LOL.


happy-1 on 12/06/2017:
It's winter. A little insulation is a good thing.



Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Dec 04, 2017
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 112.0

Happy Monday...starting the week off feeling good! :) So much better than I was at the end of last week :) The concert on the weekend and change of pace and all really helped me out.  Food for thought is to keep weekends fun and active and lively.

Home: kombucha 70

Breakfast: banana 120, fruit and grain bar 100, coffee 50: 270

Snack: rye 100, cashew butter 200, sf jelly 0 300, and couple candies 50 tops.

Healthy Lunch:  spaghetti squash that i made, under a microwavable meal :)  spaghetti squash bulks the meal up, fills the stomach up completely with additional veg. the squash was roasted in oven with peanut oil, salt, pepper, garlic and chips...little overboard, but good. now just a tad sleepy. 700 cal for lunch.

Afternoon Snack: not sure, maybe just an apple 100  granola bar. 100.

1500 before dinner.

Dinner: rest of my macaroni in light dressing with one egg and one egg white, 300, chips 200, 500....wine like i wanted.light ice cream 150

2150 :)

3day: 

Progress as of today: 5 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

Maria7 on 12/04/2017:
Have a good day.

horn_of_plenty on 12/04/2017:
You too!


bearcountrygg on 12/04/2017:
Spaghetti squash sounded so good I looked for one at the grocery store today....none there...hopefully the next time.

horn_of_plenty on 12/04/2017:
Yes, and they'll last for like a month in the house on the counter...so you can buy a couple :) and know you don't have to make them right away!


bearcountrygg on 12/04/2017:
OH...I always refrigerated them...that's good to know.

horn_of_plenty on 12/04/2017:
yeah, they seem OK and not affected much when leaving them out. they stay hard and all. just maybe rotate them so they don't get corroded if they keep laying on the same side for a straight month :)


happy-1 on 12/06/2017:
Will have to look for spaghetti squash at Costco then!!!



Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Dec 03, 2017
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 112.0

Weekend avg: 2150 per day.

Eats & Drinks:

9am Kombucha 80, yum.

10am-10:45am Breakfast: microwavable protein and probiotic muffin with a banana 360, also some of the whole wheat higher fiber elbow pasta 200 i cooked to which i added olive oil 100 and pepper/garlic: total here is 660 and so tasty.

750 approx in morning, excellent and tasty. just relaxing for a bit now....i want to read, but will prob get ready to go out and buy the fish soon and all other shopping, after i put the laundry away :-P

:noon lunch: : fuji apple 100, egg and egg white 100, bread 150, olive oil 50: 400, chocolate 200

350 in snacks before and during gym 

bigger dinner than planned: burger king fries (too many) 400? and chicken nuggets 150: 550 and my own squash that i made 50. 2300, decent. not gonna eat anymore, just seltzer. and a jello sugar free.

 

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It's 10:30am and my laundry is finished, tho not all put away, but clean and not wrinkled :)

Also, at 10:30am, i have a spaghetti squash baking in the oven - i will then roast it after i take it out and cut it in half. I'll also be roasting an acorn squash :) I am also cooking pasta and will cook fish later, once i buy it along with some greens for the week!  

It's that time of the month, and i have been extra moody this week to my regret. I wasn't able to manage my emotions so well...but moving past that. I'm happy to be alone right now at home, cooking. I wish i had the fish, i'd have cooked it now also.  But the good thing about fish - it cooks quickly! I will buy enough to give Ricky one fish filet (cooked!) for the week so he also can eat well as he's been cooking and paying for my food lately....and why not give him a nice, baked fish!

Food shopping today:

bananas,

fruit, greens,

bread,

a white fish to be determined (not sure which one i'll buy - to be baked later with simple pepper, lemon, salt, garlic),

cream cheese,

salami,

chips.

I'll be going to the gym in the afternoon, after food shopping! :)

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I want to buy a couple guinea pigs (they are best to live in pairs, not alone!) as pets but my schedule is very busy this month on the weekends - so - i'm waiting till January to get them.  I have already ordered a guinea pig cage that i'm putting together today.

Also, money-wise, I have a lot of bills this month, including Union Dues that i pay every six months, this month I have to pay approx $275 dollars, so that's a major bill as you can imagine!

So, the guinea pigs will definitely wait till January when my finances are Fresh in the positive again!

Progress as of today: 5 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

Donkey on 12/03/2017:
Guinea pigs! Sounds like fun :-)

I found that once I hit mid-30s, emotions and hormones together took on a whole new adventure. Really bad. If you find that it's consistently bad, I urge you to talk to your doctor. That is something I regret not having done.

horn_of_plenty on 12/04/2017:
It happened to me when i hit 30 and this time around, working the OT last week, i am not sure but yes i was really ANGRY feeling. I'll have to work on it....and talk to dr only if it persists...i'll take your advice.


Donkey on 12/03/2017:
Also meant to mention that you've inspired me to think about cooking up the spaghetti squash I have here, as I'm anticipating having a pasta dish later on this week (Tuesday?).

horn_of_plenty on 12/04/2017:
It's easy to cook up, you may want to puncture it a few times around and i like to bake it whole after that for even an hour (flipping it after 30 min). Then it's very hot but easy to cut in half. I remove the seeds then. Then i coat each half in some oil of choice, salt, pepper, garlic, and continue to cook. Mine hardly browned at all, but tastes amazing after cooking so long with the oil, salt, pepper, and garlic.



Horn_Of_Plenty - Friday Dec 01, 2017
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 112.0

400 already right before bed on Friday night (more chips, banana, almond butter) bc couldn't sleep.

Saturday:

Kombucha and blueberries 100 Banana and almond butter 300

Walked 2 miles with ricky at a new park

Arby's lunch 550

Coffee 50

Ricky mostly and I helped cook dinner: chickpea salad with feta 350 tops and special turkey meatballs 250 600.

2000 calories :-)

Progress as of today: 5 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

Donkey on 12/02/2017:
Sounds like a lovely day all the way around :-)

Horn_of_plenty on 12/03/2017:
It was....we went to a Beatles show that any normal person would LOVE...i wish you could have gone to it :)



Horn_Of_Plenty - Friday Dec 01, 2017
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 112.0

Home: kombucha 70

Breakfast: banana 120, wrap 100, sf jelly, almond butter 200, coffee with milk and eggnog flavor stevia 50. 470.

2 fatty cookies made with ghee 100 total i think, heavy.

11am: and peanuts: 200

Noon: and a granola bar at noon 100

1:30pm lunch: entirely too much pasta 450?, marinated mushrooms 50?, two small mozzerella bites total 50?, small bites of tasty pepperoni / salami 150? 700-800 is more likely. and a shrimp.

Lots of diet coke after lunch as i type this work, hoping to leave at 5 or not after 5:30pm today.

total after big lunch: 1750, high, but at least satisfying food and all....

dinner: TBD :-) need veggies or just light amount of food and alcoholic beverage. pita chips 200, and green apple smirnoff 230. 450 approx.

2200 :)

weekly avg around 2170.

 

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...lots of leftovers at work from a luncheon in another dept, i want to try and snag them...veggies galore and nice red roasted potatoes. instead of food shopping after work, i'll shop in the fridge, hopefully, during my lunch! found everything there this AM, when putting my lunch in the fridge, i was like...."Jackpot!"

Progress as of today: 5 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

Donkey on 12/02/2017:
LOL on the leftovers -- I would do the same thing :-)

horn_of_plenty on 12/02/2017:
lol everyone got to them before me :/

horn_of_plenty on 12/02/2017:
So I missed out but did have some stuff for lunch - but all veggies were finished except for marinated mushrooms which were very good :)



Horn_Of_Plenty - Thursday Nov 30, 2017
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 112.0

Kombucha 70

Breakfast: bread 100, my cooked cranberries 30, almond butter 200, banana 120, coffee with mlilk and stevia 50: 

10am Snack: my coworkers mix that his wife made - amazing 300. and a darn gross cookie from coworker. too much. 50 more.

Lunch:  2 sliced rye 150, with oil 100, toasted, one meatball 150 400, salad 100. 500.

3:45pm snack large apple 100

Snack before gym: bar 100

1600 before gym and quite a bit of caffeine before my workout, as i started around 6:30, ended 8:30pm, home close to 9pm. long day.

After gym: came home and ate chips 50, popcorn 200, blueberries 120, egg 80. total 450-500

grand total today is good: 2100. 

workout was good.

I worked overtime every night this week except Monday. Wasn't expecting this. Hope it doesn't happen all Winter. it's very stressful when you think u are leaving at one time but then it changes. It's extremely stressful to me. I like SET hours. I do not enjoy and can hardly tollerate OT. but i guess if i have to keep my darn job, i'll have to suck it up because the new two guys work a lot, stinks, now i have to follow suit. because 2 people stay late, out of like 10, sucks.

 

oh and when you work late, everything after work gets late. Everything gets harder. You get run down. It doesn't work well with exercise, injury rates get higher. I have experiened a lot of OT in the past, and physically and emotionally it played huge tolls on me. I did already get very sick. So i hope the OT isn't going to continue to next week - i don't think so, fortunately.

6 day average: 2160.

GYM tonight, cannot work late. took only 25 minute lunch, instead of one hour.

Progress as of today: 5 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!


Horn_Of_Plenty - Wednesday Nov 29, 2017
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 112.0

Home: kombucha 50, work: coffee 50, sf candies throughout morning up to 50 cal. 150 here.

Breakfast: banana 120, bread 100, sf jelly, almond butter 200.  420 here., snack: m&m small bag 80

11am Snack in morning: fancy healthy bar 200

850 before 1pm lunch.

1pm Lunch: the rest of the flounder 200, toast with oil 250, greens 100: 550 - sick of the greens, may have to toss them without finishing them. keeping them at work for the rest of the week, but couldn't eat them very much today. not flavorful enough.

1400 after satisfying lunch. diet coke afterwards....i walked at lunch - healthy....and do not have to walk after work thankfully actually. happy to just go home.

afternoon snack 1: fruit grain bar100

dinner: from supermarket deli section: meatball 200 tops, greek salad marinated olives, tomato and cucumber 150-200, blueberries and glass of sangria 300: 700 tops.

2200, fine. seems i am eating more this month.

5day average: 2170, fine....tomorrow night will be GYM - i WILL need to leave on time to go to the gym...i might actually go to work an hour early to start typing the input.

worked half hour OT and then left bc i was hungry and couldn't fathom working very late into the night anyways.

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HOPING NO OVERTIME TONIGHT. CAN'T DO OT - HATING OVERTIME FROM LASTING MEMORIES OF WORKING TONS OF IT - IT PLAIN OLD MAKES ME SICK TO EVEN THINK OF WORKING OT ...I JUST HATE GIVING EXTRA HOURS OF MY OWN TIME, JUST HATE IT.

I should walk at lunch...wearing heels but brought sneakers...

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I am having stressful work days here - actually doing work but feeling very time-constricted making me not want to do ANYTHING!...don't worry, i am working, it's just really frustrating the time constraint.

 

Progress as of today: 5 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

innerpeace on 11/29/2017:
Hang in there! I hate stressful days too. I am right there with you. When I have tons to do, I just feel weighted down and end up doing nothing.

horn_of_plenty on 11/29/2017:
Yeah, i need to take breaks here and there, but it's impossible to be done. boss knows.

horn_of_plenty on 11/29/2017:
not sure how much the boss cares though. not sure how much i even care anymore...or if i keep this job anymore?

it'd be a big loss in pay, and it's best i keep it, just very stressful at the moment.

horn_of_plenty on 11/29/2017:
and yes, my job is seriously only for the money...like most.



Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday Nov 28, 2017
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 112.0

Home: kombucha 40

Work: coffee with milk and stevia 50, banana 120, brownie (brought in by coworker - small piece but rich brownie and possibly spiked with rum - tasted it!) 200

Snack: rye bread 80 with almond butter 200: 300

14:45pm Lunch: pizza slice 400, flounder cooked by me 200, 600 

4:20pm Snack 1: planning on apple

Snack 2 before gym: planning on bar

After gym: planning on protein cookie 350-400

.....And some nice salty chips 150

2100 good - definitely burned it today :-)

Worked half hour OT but I know there'll be a problem finishing this project by Monday - not enough time - will have to tell boss...

4day average: 2162, good.

 

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Looking forward to the weights tonight because it's a GIFT that I give myself that benefits me in ways I could never have imagined. From how i physically and mentally feel after completing a good workout to the way I look, weights are something that I added to my lifestyle so many years ago and thank gosh.

Despite the good and bad that happens in my life, Weightlifting will ALWAYS be a constant.

Progress as of today: 5 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

Donkey on 11/29/2017:
I thought almond butter was sweet. Is it more of a salty thing?

horn_of_plenty on 11/29/2017:
i think it might be sweet sorta, but not high in sugar.

Just a different change of pace from peanut butter.

More expensive though!

It is a little bit thicker, smears really nicely on my bread.

i was getting really sick of peanut butter, but after i finish the jar of almond butter, i may be sick of that too!

similar calories and stuff to peanut butter, i think actually slightly higher in protein.

horn_of_plenty on 11/29/2017:
i mean the almond butter i believe is slightly higher in protein, slightly lower in fat. not much difference, same cals basically overall.



Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Nov 27, 2017
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 112.0

home: kombucha 70 tasty always.

Breakfast: coffee with milk and sugar 80, banana 120, wrap 100, almond butter 200, sf jelly: 500...

Noon Healthy lunch from home: my noodles that i cooked 200, veggies, big serving 200?, turkey burger 200 at most. 600 at most for lunch. and chips yup 150.

1350 after lunch. 

3pm Snack: a natural type bar 150

1500....a bit much, but typical of coming back after a vacation...lol...hungry.

another snack on way home: 100 cal bar

1600

dinner: wine (sangria) 200 most i hope!, maybe 250, fish 150, bread and oil 150: 550, tops.

2150, healthy.

3day: 2183 per day.

i'm DEFINITELY gonna cook my flounder tonight, NOT BREADED! i have scary memories of my mom breading fish, yuck.

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No exercise tonight. Yes to baking flounder with minimal added ingredients just lemon, oil, garlic, pepper, salt. Yes to finally a cleaned brita filter so i can drink water and not seltzer for a few months till i have to do this again... :) 

Jen, my good friend and work colleague also, is coming over tonight to cook empanadas and also help me with my fish - i'll give her at least two of the filets to take home to her family!  We made spur of the moment plans today at lunchtime.

Progress as of today: 5 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 11/27/2017:
Fish is so fast and easy in the oven...or even frying...so delicate and quick....you will love cooking it.

Horn_of_plenty on 11/27/2017:
it was a pretty good first attempt, didn't use a spatula so it broke apart at the end, but it was a pretty nice first attmept.

got very distracted bc was cooking some Spanish food, a friend came over, and that food totally dissolved in the pot - it was old and the directions weren't around and we weren't making a good attempt.

the fish is good for a couple days ;) happy about it - and plan to cook it more often! and try all the types of fish since we have many fish stores around here!



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