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Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Oct 23, 2017
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

Home: kombucha did the trick and so good 70

Breakfast: wrap 100, pb 200, banana 120, coffee 50: 470

snack: blueberry cake...amazing!!!! 150? really fresh from upstate PA i think coworker was there in weekend and bought it on his way home...extremely fresh and moist!

Noon early lunch: healthy things....mostly food from my Indian coworker's wife! so nice of her the one's i walked with upstate with on Saturday!

4pm snack: apple 100

before jog: 1/2 protein cookie and water with stevia...then buying a parking pass so i can park inside the college that i like to jog on the track of...instead of look for parking on the extremely crowded street surrounding it...so i can start the jog fast instead of worrying about parking after work...it's a good deal and will save approx. 20 minutes of annoyance during my weekday jogs. 200

dinner: not sure, maybe seaweed salad and an egg or two. or something microwavable?not sure. maybe a protien muffin - have a few left and they are probiotic...yeah prob a muffin with a scoop or two of ice cream! (LOW CAL EVERYTHING). it'll be around 400 cal i think

2100. is Monday's total. decent!

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Today will be my first Jogging day since before my Vegas trip (around 2.5 weeks i think). good. Looking forward.  I RAN OUT OF TIME LAST NIGHT (MONDAY) AND WASN'T ABLE TO DO THE JOG - AFTER SIGNING UP FOR THE PARKING PASS, I GOT HOME AROUND 6PM AND IT WAS ALREADY GETTING DARK. I STILL HAD TO CHANGE & THEN I'D DRIVE BACK ( I WOULDN'T GET TO THE TRACK BEFORE 6:30PM AND NOT HOME TILL AFTER 7PM AND REALLY DIDN'T WANT THAT) AND HAVE TO RUN IN THE DARK AND EAT LATE - I DECIDED TO GO TO BED MONDAY EARLY, NOT JOG, DO GYM AGAIN TUESDAY  BECAUSE IT'S RAINING TUESDAY AND I CANNOT JOG AT THE TRACK IN THE RAIN (THAT'LL BE 2X THIS WEEK ALREADY GETTING THE GYM IN AND THEN I CAN JUST CONCENTRATE ON MY JOG.), THEN DRIVE BACK WITH NOW MY GOOD PARKING STICKER TO PARK IN THE COLLEGE AND START MY JOGGING ON WEDNESDAY (STILL 2.5 WEEKS ONLY OF REST, GOOD.)

I'll buy a college parking pass so i no longer have to look for parking at night when i go to jog at the track :)...no need to waste time looking for a spot now...especially as it gets dark faster as well as colder...now i can drive right there & park right away at the track. 

Today will be a simple day. Skipping the funeral below bc i have other personal reasons to take off from work down the road....i can't take off for a professor from 15 years ago. oh well..not a good reason and i'm not mentioning to my boss. no need. i have an academy to get into. that's enough right  now!

 

Tomorrow i have a funeral to attend for a sorta young guy around early 70's i think. so sad. he was one of my mentors and one of my nicest, genuine, favorite professors at Hofstra University. He was also the head of the entire Music Dept there. The funeral is not very far and happens to be during the workday...so i'll just go :)  My boss will not give me a hard time, no. I may as well go now that work isn't rough and that i can attend and hear the thoughtful things people will say about him...

funeral is being held approx 45min away from work so it's not very far. and during work hours makes me more eager to go, actually. i was going to sleep over my parent's house thinking the funeral was at night, but then reread the info, and was sorta put at ease seeing the funeral is to be at 2pm and not like 5pm or 6pm.

...after funeral i plan to just come home bc i already have tons of food and stuff and shouldn't shop (cool prepared food stores by the funeral,  but i do not need to waste money bc i have food at home!)....just going to be there for this man who died too young and who give his heart to me and so many students at Hofstra in the Music Dept.

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

BearCountryGG on 10/23/2017:
I looked up kombucha.....and watched some youtube vids...interesting stuff...did you know you can make your own? Apparently it takes a couple of months...but there are people selling the chunk of stuff it takes to get started....apparently if you let it sit long enough it turns to alcohol and vinegar....

horn_of_plenty on 10/23/2017:
I should learn to make it on my own...i'd save around $1,500 a year...this is what i spend on it! whoa. lol. i love the stuff so much!


BearCountryGG on 10/23/2017:
Apparently once you get the chunk of stuff ( can't remember it's name but it starts with s)...it grows and grows and you I think only need tea after that to make it....you could have a lifetime supply.....LOL

horn_of_plenty on 10/23/2017:
oh....wow....i need to really do the research so i can in the end make my own kombucha....i really do....i know the S word...it's Scoby :)


BearCountryGG on 10/23/2017:
yup....that's the word....do the bottles you buy have a scoby in them? If they do you could probably use that.

horn_of_plenty on 10/23/2017:
yes, but they also contain added sugar...but i'll do this later on...not ready to make my own...i'd rather get a dog right now...maybe Ricky can help me make kombucha :)

horn_of_plenty on 10/23/2017:
but waiting a year on the dog, also


BearCountryGG on 10/23/2017:
There are lots of kombucha making vids on you tube....the one I watched is by The Fairly Local Vegan and is titled Super Easy Kombucha Brewing....I've enjoyed her videos for awhile now , she is super down to earth with a upbeat personality.

horn_of_plenty on 10/23/2017:
yeah, one day i must do it - though not right now...i once was going to sign up for a class but it was being held 2 hours away which wasn't too convenient in my opinion.

horn_of_plenty on 10/23/2017:
yeah, one day i must do it - though not right now...i once was going to sign up for a class but it was being held 2 hours away which wasn't too convenient in my opinion.

horn_of_plenty on 10/23/2017:
yeah, one day i must do it - though not right now...i once was going to sign up for a class but it was being held 2 hours away which wasn't too convenient in my opinion.



Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Oct 22, 2017
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

6am / 10am Hard Cider 130 - really wanted to taste it!

10:30am plum 50, S'mores light ice cream 160

kombucha 50, extra kombucha 50

450...

 

Arby's Lunch salad 200, gyro 550, fries 350....1050

1500 :-)

Chips 150 and dried apricots 100

1750

Dunkin' Donuts flatbread sandwich light type and glazed donut 60" at 8pm after awesome workout

2350 yummy

2day: 2225 good.

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

BearCountryGG on 10/22/2017:
Good cals

horn_of_plenty on 10/22/2017:
Had a real tasty lunch with Ricky and watched a good movie at his house hence the dried apricots - def don't keep those at my home lol :) lately enjoying fast Food and that's ok for sure :) good budget too


innerpeace on 10/23/2017:
You look great with Rickey!! So cute together. We love those dried apricots, and if you like those, trust when I say, stay away from dried mango...OMG So so good!

horn_of_plenty on 10/23/2017:
i do trust your words alright! i was amazed with the apricots being high in potassium. that's good for me! And they provided good energy for the gym!


BearCountryGG on 10/23/2017:
YEAH....dried mango is evil...in a good/bad way!



Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Oct 21, 2017
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

300 breakfast

Diner food 800

1100-1150

Beer 1250

Dinner 700 1950

Wine

2100 tops :)

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

Donkey on 10/21/2017:
But you're having fun, so that counts for something! Life is too short -- go for it! :-)

horn_of_plenty on 10/22/2017:
Yes the fun is good and I will admit it's bc of ricky :) bc he loves doing things with me ....living in the moment not worrying what the future holds with dating - I am with Ricky for. Now 22 years apart but he will be my friend with benefits for a long time I think


BearCountryGG on 10/21/2017:
Beautiful day for your walk.....Have fun!

horn_of_plenty on 10/22/2017:
Nice and warm I wore shorts



Horn_Of_Plenty - Friday Oct 20, 2017
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

Happy Friday <3

Home: tasty kombucha 70

Breakfast: banana 130, wrap 100, pb and honey 200, coffee 50. 

11am light snack: half a chocolate caramel bar 100.

1pm lunch: wrap 250, egg whites 100, ketchup 50: 450 approx ...later i had chips 100...later a diet coke.

I'll snack on some fruit on the way home from work - 100-150 in melon and grapes.

1350, tops

Dinner back at my apt: will be healthy lefovers and tasty things: peppers in sesame oil 150, plum 50, popcorn 200, veg with cashews 150 wheat gluten 200: 750.

2100, decent!

weekly avg is decent: 2078 per day - fine :)

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Reading at lunch today.

Easy day today with no errands - reading and/or early to bed tonight.

Tomorrow taking a 2-hr trip to walk the Hudson River over a footbridge with coworker and his wife and i'm bringing Ricky.

Tomorrow night I may sleep over Ricky's place (1st time) along with also a movie and dinner at his place.

No plans except laundry and gym for Sunday.

I even have enough food to last thru the weekend into Monday / Tuesday...so i am limiting my sunday obligations so i do not end up skipping out on gym. I'll run for the FIRST time since before I went to Vegas on Monday after work. The last time I ran before this time was I think October 8th. I think, anyways. So, it will be another approx 2 week break since then for me. But now, I'm back to normal after this weekend!

Normal Gym and Jog schedule for last 2 weeks October thru December leading into academy but careful never to overdo.

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

BearCountryGG on 10/20/2017:
Sounds like a nice full weekend...Have fun!

horn_of_plenty on 10/20/2017:
It will be :) Thank you BCGG xoxo


legcramps on 10/20/2017:
Happy Friday is right! Mine started out awesome, and then I spilled coffee all over the notes on my desk! Like, literally ALL OVER. Blaghhhh. Oh well, it's still Friday and it's only paper right?!

That 2 hour walk sounds fabulous, and so does the dinner and a movie at Ricky's :) So glad you found someone who seems so easy to be around...those are the keepers.

Nice balance on gym and jog! Keep it up!

horn_of_plenty on 10/20/2017:
Thanks, Legs. Ricky is so easy to be around...I just wish he were closer to my age...he's 57 (acts 45) and i'm only 35. I will appreciate his friendship forever, but never marriage.

He's so good to me, I love it.

Sorry you spilled the coffee...i hope you were able to get a new one!

horn_of_plenty on 10/20/2017:
...and who cares about the notes ;)


legcramps on 10/20/2017:
exactly ;)

and hey, we all need friends, no strings required.

Horn_of_plenty on 10/20/2017:
yes <3



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

2075 6-day average, thursday was 2150. very good.

Home: small amount kombucha 40

Breakfast at work: banana 120, wrap 100, peanut butter 150, honey50, coffee 50 470.

snacking: 350 - chocolate and peanuts

12pm early lunch, just so hungry!: will have tons of vegetables with it, yes, definitely - 650.

snack 1: apple 50...very hungry this week. more chocolate. 100

snack 2: cookie bar 100

GYM TONIGHT (ended up getting very queasy and dizzy at work, left 15 min early, pulled over to throw up & decided to go to the gym anyways and did pretty good there).

After gym: prob dunkin donuts sandwich.

Bed when i can...hamster is so cute these days :)

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This morning I sent in my college / graduate school transcripts and my license to the NYPD candidate relations department & I am definitely now finishing last steps to get this application finished and final and to be in the January 2018 academy. life is moving & my life will change forever soon. it's really cool and exciting!

 In the afternoon, i submitted the rest of the forms they emailed me back in the morning.  I guess I'm going into the NYPD in January!!!!!!!! It's not a done deal, but closing up on one now.

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

BearCountryGG on 10/19/2017:
Good for you.....You have worked so hard for your dream.....you deserve to achieve it...I'm sending good thoughts.

horn_of_plenty on 10/19/2017:
Thank you Bear, they already sent me back three forms to fill out - i'll do it later when my regular workload decreases this afternoon...i may have to get some stuff from home to help me, though...hoping to finish the forms today (or tomorrow).


BearCountryGG on 10/19/2017:
YIPPPEE!!!!

horn_of_plenty on 10/19/2017:
so nervous!


innerpeace on 10/19/2017:
Wow, exciting times ahead. Go YOU!

horn_of_plenty on 10/19/2017:
It's unbelievable the time has come, i wish i didn't get so nervous just thinking about it!


Donkey on 10/19/2017:
So excited and proud of you -- this was great hearing that you're submitting documents to finish up the approval/application process. Very cool, very exciting! And very happy for you!

horn_of_plenty on 10/20/2017:
Thank you Donkey...it makes me anxious but i know this life change is for the best <3 I appreciate all of your support!


legcramps on 10/20/2017:
yassssss!!!!



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

Early morning: I had tons of kombucha but didn't poop. i probably will have to at work possibly after lunch today. bc i had so much (4 cups or two bottles of kombucha).  150.

9 am Breakfast - late at work...coffee earlier 50, banana 120, wrap 100, with cream cheese 100, lox 50. total here: 420.

9:30am snack  sorta right after breakfast - nice chocolate caramel bar 150   yum!!!!!!

11am: some nuts 130

lunch ? doritos bag 260, chicken 250, onions fried 100 at least, spag squash 100 at least. total approx: 700.

plan is to read at lunch - haven't read this book in weeks!....want to read even more tonight!

snack: kiwi and granola bar 150. just starving.(i had half a Red Bull after lunch - must break that habit today bc the caffeine isn't aiding anything about my health and my skin has been better and i want to keep it this way!...i think the caffeine also got me hungrier, as usual, like 3 hours after i had it)...

dinner: at home & not sure what...going to have a Subway Sandwich after work...eating there i think.... Mc Donalds. 600 cal.

2300 total on Wednesday

5day: 

Bed early again.

Life is so out there, it's good.

I am now in process of reinstating my NYPD application for January 2018.  I called candidate relations to start the process and tomorrow i'll scan & email them my driver's license and college transcripts.

 

McDonald's 6 chicken nuggets and fries 600 and maybe a small bit of alcohol - bed early 2300 today 5day = 2060

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

Maria7 on 10/18/2017:
Hope you have a nice day.

horn_of_plenty on 10/18/2017:
Thank you, Lady :)


BearCountryGG on 10/18/2017:
Gotta get those spaghetti squash meals in before there is frost on the pumpkins......almost snow tine.

Horn_of_plenty on 10/18/2017:
I am starting to realize how easy it is to just bake a squash whole in the oven...i may start making a whole lot of them this winter - many types of squash....healthy and i believe they have potassium which is what i feel i always lack ! so happy to be back here right now being able to share my life with you guys and help you too....DD is a really important source for me, around 10-15 years now.



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

2250 and hopefully not more ....

2002 4-day average

Home: kombucha 100

Office: 2 dates 100, coffee with milk 50, banana 120, wrap 100, with honey 50, peanut butter 200, belvita crackers 230. total over here: 850

950 - omg stopping eating!....this was all beore 10am. didn't realize how much it was adding up!

1pm well-timed Lunch: 550 (some grain / cracker, potato pancake not oil though things, cabbage, 1 egg, 1 egg white

Snack: kiwi 50

Snack 2: maybe - not sure. granola bar 100.

1650...ouch!....but really, it's ok. today will probably be high cal. i told ricky i'd drink with him tonight, well, maybe just a taste? i'll stick to mostly my veggies i thinnk....i'll have to bring them over to eat...........even though i planned on eating them at lunch here...ah well.

Dinner: out to dinner with Ricky and to pick up my hamster from him since i asked him to keep the hamster one extra day so i could go to the gym yesterday lol and Ricky is good to me!

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No more exercise / gym until Thursday - glad i did it last night. 

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

BearCountryGG on 10/17/2017:
I have dates here...I forgot about those until I read about yours. How do you like those belvita crackers???? Denny likes them....I see today that they now have coconut ones too....sounds good.

horn_of_plenty on 10/18/2017:
the dates are just pure sugar but i enjoyed them.

also, i do not really like the belvita crackers. they are also high calorie snack at almost 250 calories just for sugar and hardly any fat and no protein.

lately i crave sugar bc life is quite exciting and all the commotion is making me crave fast energy. that's why i ate them yesterday in the morning - same reason i had a chocolate bar today.

on a typical day, i'd stay away from them bc i can have a granola bar for 100-150 cal instead of a package of belvita which is double the calories = double the points (on WW)!

horn_of_plenty on 10/18/2017:
you are better off with 100 cal bars / options up to 150 cal. and me toO!


BearCountryGG on 10/18/2017:
I can live without the belvita bars....hubby likes them...or at least he did until they changed his meds and now he says they taste funny. UGH

Horn_of_plenty on 10/18/2017:
i'm glad he doesn't like them :) haha



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

1350 total

1920 3day

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


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

Coffee and Baily's 250 Wine 100 Egg drop soup with chilli sauce 50 .... 250 600.... Rice sauce 250, shrimp 150, veg 200 1200....all eaten in 1.5 hours lol 1350 1650 1700 .....

2050 today - approx.

2day : - 2200 good.

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


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

Happy Saturday !!!

450 breakfast

250 beer and frozen yogurt 400 shot 150

Approx 1350

Burger meat only and fries 700?

Two drinks 300?

2350

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

BearCountryGG on 10/15/2017:
Have a safe trip home.

horn_of_plenty on 10/17/2017:
Thankful it was :)



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