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Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Dec 10, 2017
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 112.0

Kombucha 40, container of raspberries 90 Snack chocolate truffle 70, small coffee 50 250 :-)

1pm lunch with parents popcorn 50, bread 50, salad with oil and vinegar 150, marinated bean salad 100, egg 100, chips 100, big tablespoon tuna salad 50-100, bean and macaroni soup 100...750. 1000..

Chocolate and cookies 300 1300

One more choc and a banana 200 befOre and during workout 1500

And munchkin and DD eggwhite flatbread sandwich 400

1900 total eating lots of very tasty things

2 day average is 2050 excellent

 

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10am and all laundry has been done. I have also cleaned up my main entrance closet in my apt. I just threw out many old shoe boxes, too many bags i saved (the fancy paper type that we like to save bc we think we'll need them again - like the big paper Macy's bags, Victoria's Secret bags, and Bath and Body Works Bags - all finally thrown out), and i threw out 15 pairs! of old shoes and sneakers that just do not need to be in my closet and i haven't worn them or they are just worn out in at least 2 YEARS!).

Time for an oil change this AM - i'll be out of my apt in 10 minutes by 10:15am!...i know the place is open Sundays, so trying to get there :-) Once my car is being done, i can go on my phone there, and google / type more here! Just gotta get out of here and get my car inspected and the oil changed PRONTO!

 

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

Donkey on 12/10/2017:
I was just thinking that when you become a commuter, you can use that time to post on Diet Diaries!

horn_of_plenty on 12/10/2017:
This is TRUE. Bc I will not be able to do it much at work anymore :-)


bearcountrygg on 12/10/2017:
Good for you doing all of that decluttering...makes me feel good when I do that too.!

horn_of_plenty on 12/10/2017:
I was thinking of you when I was cleaning Bc you always are posting about that sorta thing :-)

I have more to declutter :-) 2 morecloseys could use cleaning especially the one with random fall / winter glOves so I can maybe find the missing pair ;)


bearcountrygg on 12/10/2017:
I'm looking for 1 glove today...at least yours get lost in pairs...LOL



Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Dec 09, 2017
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 112.0

10am Kombucha 70 Bagel 200, lox 50, cream cheese 100, half egg 50, veg 30 500.

noon Coffee and dates 200 

3pm Tons of chips 350 

I tried to eat less bc i knew i was going to enjoy a bigger dinner :-D

BIG dinner, some healthy some not. A mixed drink 300? which is obv high calorie and a really nice salad made of boston (the really soft type) lettuce (so nice!!!) and a good amount of veggies, excellent shrimp, 250 a ranch dressing 50 ?but i didn't use much, but then a bit of friend's hot pretzel (quite a lot of it, actually) 250?, and some chocolate 50? total at dinner is def around: 900 at least.

During intermission of the Nutracker Ballet i got to see (first time at a ballet) in Brooklyn at a beautiful theater called the Kings Theatre (really beautiful architecture!) chocolate 100

Before bed: hot tea and chocolate 100

total 2150-2200, EXCELLLENT :-D

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

bearcountrygg on 12/10/2017:
I've never had Lox...are they raw?


Donkey on 12/10/2017:
I hope you enjoyed the ballet -- the Nutcracker is my favorite, not only dance-wise, but musically. Love the music!!!

Can I live vicariously through you and ask what kind of mixed drink you had? ;-)



Horn_Of_Plenty - Friday Dec 08, 2017
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 112.0

Home: kombucha 70

Breakfast: coffee with milk 50, banana 120, wrap 100 with honey 50, cashew butter (by JIF brand). total here: 320. 

10AM Snack: A few healthy chips from coworker 100, homemade by his Indian wife :)

11:30am snack from coworker: wrap all homemade with special indian fillings 200 and more chips 50

Lunch: very big. lots of chips 300, turkey sausage 200, roasted spag squash 150, and rice 150: 800. Too many carbs, but tasty anyways.  Lately, i burn quite a bit of calories - the weight training has completely done me good! And soon to be walking in my commute, everyday at least a mile during the week.

1550 :-)

2200 good.

 

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Sorry due to my own lack of commenting right now on your entries, i'll get back to it, been sort of preoccupied at work these couple days.

Boss told me this morning that I am to stay at my current office location thru the end of next week, then i'm moving to the next location. This works out GREAT for the extension at current location till next week because I have a TON of errands after work next week - one is GREAT which is I am signing up for future classes for training to join the NYPD auxiliary police. The sign up is this December and I plan to start the training in the fall (this is volunteer, requires a TON of time after work - I want it on my resume - that's my primary purpose to do this - I have a goal to be a court officer, still, since the NYPD didn't work out due to my lack of physical strength.

I will keep training and exercising in hopes do one day wear the nyc court officer uniform around 2021-2023 (those years).  Until then, I'll wake up everyday thanking God i have a job which actually pays far better and almost towards what i'd get as a court officer nearing retirement. But it doesn't matter, I will become a court officer and don that uniform and love it.

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

bearcountrygg on 12/08/2017:
Sounds like a good plan!!!

horn_of_plenty on 12/08/2017:
I'll be catching up with you soon :)

I am so glad i don't change my workplace till after next week - next week i have a union meeting near me after work and the sign ups for the auxiliary police after work in addition to gym and other things.

it's good i'll have the same work schedule for the last week - so i can knock these two things out more easily next week, before changing my work schedule.


Donkey on 12/09/2017:
I hope that you will like commuting. There are things that you can do during the time you spend commuting, rather than having to focus on driving. It can be a very Zen experience. Plus it's great for people-watching if that's your thing :-)

Very interesting new goal... Love courtroom drama! (Working for an attorney, though, I'm always stuck in the office.)

horn_of_plenty on 12/11/2017:
Not sure of Zen as i'll have to be alert...but it will be good for people watching, which i DO enjoy a lot!

And yes, the court officer goal is good...i like to do tasks - i'm task oriented with that kind of responsibility rather than the type that is responsible to decipher and figure things out, i'd rather be assigned to do tasks. which is more the PO / court officer type of job. that is what i like. there's room to move up or even if i stay at that salary it is OK.



Horn_Of_Plenty - Thursday Dec 07, 2017
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 112.0

Home: kombucha 70

Breakfast: banana 120, wrap 100, cashew butter 200, honey 50, coffee 50  healthy!!!! 520.

Snack: peanuts 200 :) healthy!!! 

Huge office Chinese food lunch 800. big serving, also in sauce.

snacks during work: orange and crackers 150

before gym: granola bar 100

1850...

total 2350, good!

6day avg: 2160, good

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Being transfered to a new office in a different area in queens. I am ok with it. They did at least ask me first. I am fine with it, as i am sick of this office.

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

bearcountrygg on 12/07/2017:
Might be a nice new start for you......a fresh beginning. When will that take place?

horn_of_plenty on 12/07/2017:
Monday! they told me today, monday it is.

I also feel that it cannot be any worse :)

Also, i'll be taking public transportation instead of driving, which i also look forward to.

i will also be changing my hours, with a half hour lunch instead of one hour, so i'll get out of work early...

instead of 8-5, my new hours are 7:30-4. seems GREAT for that part of it!

horn_of_plenty on 12/07/2017:
commuting will take longer, but, overall, i think it will be better for me, YES.

need a change, i am thinking.


bearcountrygg on 12/07/2017:
The change sounds good...and you won't be driving in the bad weather...sounds like a good change of pace.

horn_of_plenty on 12/07/2017:
YES :) i do agree :) thank you BCGG for your support!



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 :)



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