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Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday Aug 01, 2017
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

Sunday was a trip to the city for a Broadway Matinee and then some strolling around Central Park. Lots of nice walking on Sunday.

Monday was a trip to a Queens beach and then a FREE amateur comedy show in the evening at a random bar in Brooklyn that we found out about thru local events listed on Facebook and the show ended up being very funny. Not too much walking on Monday. 

Tuesday was a trip out East to the beach, but we first stopped at 3 different points for sightseeing along the way including two fishing docks and a park office / park police station stop! It was really cool. Lots of walking on Tuesday.

The majority of the weekend / activities i do from now until End of October will be mostly prepaid or free.  TRYING to not spend much more besides paying for accomodations for late September in Columbia and then pricey Vegas in October. I just don't need to GO OVER my bank account and require too much credit card stuff to pay back...Also some eye appointment/podiatrist appt i'm going to be paying for extra glasses / sunglasses i'll need for academy as well as foot inserts for shoes maybe 2 pairs....i'll pay on my credit card to be reimbursed thru my health reimbursement fund meaning i'll be paid pack (thru my own funds) but it's still good i'm getting that money back to my banking accounts!

So the spending lately is: one more ticket to a broadway show with friend from france in late august, accomodations in Columbia & stuff while vacationing there, Vegas accomodations, activities & STUFF omg and Vegas shows, etc! Gonna be a huge expense!....and that's it.  Along with optical / podiatrist to be refunding thru a special account i have for medical reimbursement thank gosh.

trying for everything else to be free. no more money for anything else! LOL.

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beach day & tons of exploring!!!!!!!

breakfast: kombucha 100

candies during drive:  200

Lunch / Snacks: pickle, roll 200, egg 100, bacon 3rd day yes this place made the best bacon! 200?, nasty veggies not great 100, strawberries 50. 650

Dinner: egg/whites 150 on a low cal wrap 80, chips 300, some veggies 50 550 prob

getting to gym...after gym not sure if i'll have a big snack or smaller one and not a huge protein cookie...also need to go to bank real quick for some cash since i have zero dollars to my name in my wallet since SUNDAY evening!

Tuesday total was 1900 :-) VERY PERFECT.

4day average: 2130 :-P

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Sunday, Monday & Tuesday were memorable & fun days. I have my friend Ricky to thank, BIG TIME, for taking me ALL AROUND because he def does have a much better sense of direction and just knows the areas very well and is able to drive all around the 5 boroughs with little need for directions and also he knows all the beach on LI that i do not know that are farther out east....He showed me so many new things this weekend. And the Broadway show on Sunday with a trip after to Central Park was also amazing. What a wonderful weekend...and the comendy show on Monday night turned out to be good, not a fluke!, amazing. It was a random area in Brooklyn and we weren't sure if it would be good but it was!

 

 

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

Donkey on 08/01/2017:
Aren't you glad you took some time off!

Horn_of_plenty on 08/02/2017:
OMG YES.....it was really a nice few days including Sunday....so nice like a serious vacation at home...with plans :) THANK YOU J-Donk! I have a good friend near me who LOVES going out...i love that about him!


innerpeace on 08/03/2017:
I told my husband after my NY trip that I wouldn't spend anymore money...well until Christmas. Saving money is hard, especially when there is lots to do. good luck!


happy-1 on 08/03/2017:
Good job on using your flex spend and planning ahead!



Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Jul 31, 2017
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

Beach day this afternoon...and a few other things beforehand.

Possible broadway show tonight if i win a lottery that is available to partake in!

Going to a very close beach in Queens today that i've not been to during the summer :)

Also helping my friend drop off his car to put work into it first...then we are heading to beach in my car which is on the way :) 

600 before lunch

Lunch escarole 200 in a nice olive oil sauté,

roll 200 with 1 egg 100 and bacon 150-200,

orange slices 100 800 tops

1400

Dinner:there were some chips 250, and the rest of the sauteed tofu 150 really not very much, and some leftover marinated portabella mushrooms as well just gonna say 50-100. total here is 450-500

1900, tops

Going out to a bar with a few local comedians and will have a drink or two :)

2200 TOTAL.

And then heading back later to my friends apt, before coming back to mine to sleep ;)

Taking advantage of 2 extra days off :-)

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

happy-1 on 07/31/2017:
Beach! Yay!

horn_of_plenty on 07/31/2017:
It was light amount of people bc it was Monday ! Soooo perfect !



Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Jul 30, 2017
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

600 cal before lunch

12:30pm-1pm in city at a nice but inexpensive diner lunch pita bread 200 with one fried egg 100 and bacon 250? And salad with light dressing 150 700. Very tasty!

4pm Snack of gelato small size shared with friend 200 

dinner back at home 650...butter popcorn, seaweed salad, (all leftovers), pan fried tofu, strawberries, 2 apricots.

2200, big success and a really fun day in NYC!  some stevia and selzter.

two day average is niceeeee...2220. Good!

Saw a show called Marvin's Room, very emotional and dramatic. Was good. Very sad and touches everyone in the audience. Good Stuff. but i prefer NOT to see another drama about sickness / cancer in the near future.

Had a nice lunch in city, not expensive at all at a diner at $13 per person = nice. need to remind myself to conserve my money right now!  Really have no extra at the moment.

Show after the lunch...

Then we walked to Central Park and enjoyed the area. We wanted to take the Express bus home but it was off schedule so we walked to the subway and took that instead (tons of nice walking today!)...and then took a taxi from our local subway stop (10min taxi ride)...and each of us went back to our own apartments to relax and have dinner...i'd rather relax than continuing to hang out - it's really too much after a full day! I'm sleepy but will stay up to play with my hamster for a bit and read.

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Must call my housing tomorrow as they charged me a late fee of $25 which makes NO SENSE at my payments are AUTOMATIC!. checking this now on my bank statement to be positive that last month i paid ON TIME.  I'll call them tomorrow to fight the false charge.

Tomorrow will be a sick day - going to the BEACH!

We also might once again see a broadway show if we can get it for free....i'll let you know if it happens!

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


Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Jul 29, 2017
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

breakfast around 7:30am: banana & local honey 200, oatmeal with water 100, nut butter / 2 diff spreads 200, later komucha 100: 600

10:30am snack light popcorn light salt and butter tastes GOOD 160, made it a meal - added leftover sushi bites, veggies, salami. 200-250more.

Sautéed broccoli and tomato with olives two different dishes 200?

Snack before jog of nice coffee from Starbucks and an old wafer bar was tasty ! 200 1350 After jog fruit 100

Rest of the broccoli 100, lightly pan fried tofu 300?, then a bean dish like 150? 550 and rice chips 160 so 700

2150 .... fine !.....and some kombucha ....

2250 total today - pretty good

And I jogged / walked 2.5 miles :-) excellent

Tonight I clean my hammy's cage and still NO SLEEPING PILL - maybe I will one night the first half this week if I want to but not tonight.

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All laundry was done before 10:30am...now reading my book. Today i'm getting the last of the massages i scheduled for awhile :) well...maybe one more next week, actually! LOL...i still have a few prepaids available, might as well use them :)

After the massage, I'll come back here and jog. Massage is an hour away so i'll leave 12:30 for the 1:30 massage.

Jogging for my two miles, but might cut it to only 1.5 miles walk/jog today...i'm doing it today as an extra day this week - next week i'm only going 1x jogging.

Lots of good plans coming up for Sunday, Monday & Tuesday. I'll be off those two days and going to the beach !  Wedneday, there's a concert by me that i do NOT want to miss. I may actually take Wednesday off also.  but i realize i shouldn't....because it's too many days off at once and i do not have a lot of days to spare all in one shot is a complete waste.

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

Donkey on 07/29/2017:
Off to a good start - enjoy your wonderful weekend!

horn_of_plenty on 07/29/2017:
I'll write you more back soon - and thanks for all your comments - don't put yourself down you are doing always better than you think ! I am speaking directly to you and about you when I say that bc I feel you are too hard on yourself. Make little goals so you do not get bored and if you have a hard time maintaining a routine it might be too much too maintain and therefore you should change it - I can't wait to go back to my weights more ! Once this jogging sh*t is more secure !


Donkey on 07/29/2017:
PS Commented on your previous entry too...


BearCountryGG on 07/29/2017:
Sounds like an interesting day...and I don't think I have ever had my laundry done by 10:30 in my life...LOL

horn_of_plenty on 07/29/2017:
It was a great massage - I have all special men I love to go to!



Horn_Of_Plenty - Friday Jul 28, 2017
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

nobody's been on to journal except for myself and Happy....all week this site has been a ghost town!

Especially with BCGG gone, fixing her computer! :(

The last entry of anyone else was Donkey all the way on 7/23!  lol everyone is missed!!!

Total today is 2000 cal :-)

7day avg = 2050, perfect!

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I slept many hours (around 10  or a little bit over 10 hours) from around 7:30pm to 5:30m - my  body feels a bit better, legs are not sore anymore.  It feels good to be able to rest a bit more during the week, before the weekend - so that i can exercise tonight on Friday and not feel like i've been run over by a tractor trailer !!!!

Plan is for 2 beach days next week (using sick days)...on Monday & Tuesday assuming weather is warm & Sunny.  

Because that IS the weather as of now! Might as well take a "STAYCATION" while it's free nice weather in my area!  Time to splurge and take the days.

I have 5 sicks days and was planning not to use any - but - i cannot wait to just use them in December, here, before the academy. So, I'm enjoying the time now. I can try to increase my savings / stop contributing to 401k - closer to when i leave this job so that i have my cash before academy, maybe. haven't decided what i'm doing for my time off before academy when i don't want to be working...

I was planning to spend little of my 5 sick and 10 vacation days, but, i was tempted to take a few beach days this summer (when it's a regular weekend it's hard to fit in....) and also tempted to do a couple short trips this fall - hey, part of life is living in.  

I do not know of any vacations once i'll be in academy - meaning - i don't know who i'll be making friends with there, i will not be working with my current close friend Jen anymore...i don't know how or where live will take me come 2017.  

So with my current good friends near and far i'm enjoying some vaca and living life time now. Late September i'm going to Columbia with a friend who lives in Fort Lauderdale, FL and in Mid-October i'm going to Vegas with my current good friend and co-worker, Jen.  both trips are well UNDER a week, more like 4 days long each. And they are what make life worth living!  If not for these couple vacations, i wouldn't have gone anywhere since last October...and that's NOT ok with me. I want to live life, I'll be 35 by those vacations...and it's important to me to do things if i can!

Then, i'll be in academy from Jan '18 thru June '18.  After that will be the important probationary period and first time as a cop starting like June '18. I'll need to be working hard and tough! It will be hard work. I cannot think of vacationing till after the first year fully has passed - January '19. That's why I am vacationing now....living :)

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Morning: kombucha and probiotic drink 120

Breakfast: wrap with spread 250, coffee 50, banana 130

Snack? almonds, 120. candies 30.

Lunch (healthy of course) 500 tops. 100 cal crackers, 100 cal chicken sausage, 300 cal tops for veggies sauteed.

3pm extra snack 100

Snack before GYM: no cal drink and granola bar. 

1400...

After Gym:

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Must play with Hammy GB tonight a little bit...and then bed early without a pill (better to refrain since i did it last night)....not good to take it multiple days in a row...as even coworker advised me not to...i explained the are OTC and not rx types...he thought i was taking an rx i said no, it's just something to help me get rest when i do not sleep that well the rest of the week do to a busy schedule & simply not enough time to sleep each night as much as i'd like.

 

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

Donkey on 07/29/2017:
Well done! And I agree that you should try to take advantage of time off now, because once you are in the Academy, you probably won't be able to get time off for a while... Lately though, I've had family members who have started new jobs and get time off after a month or two -- I must be in the wrong business because I have ALWAYS had to work 6 months (or more) before getting vacation time.

I haven't contributed as much this month -- I'm afraid I've turned into a basketcase this month. I'll comment more on my diary, but just haven't seemed to get it together. That and the lack of feedback is kind of discouraging.



Horn_Of_Plenty - Thursday Jul 27, 2017
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

Home: kombucha 80

Work: wrap 100 with protein tasty spreads 200, coffee 50, banana 120

11am: almonds

lunch i splurged too much white rice and too much saucy veg and a small chicken sausage. at least 700 lunch.

1450...and tired now...going home and bed early. need to buy only bananas tonight.

peach 100

sauteed broccoli 250, plum 50, chips 150 = 450, more chips50

2050

And kombucha 2100.

no exercise, bed early. no hamster.

6 day average 2000 per day :) extremely good !!

 

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Taking lunch at desk, leaving at 4pm, taking sleeping pill on way home, bed early tonight. that's the plan. no hamster playtime tonight. 

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I was supposed to go to a concert with my friend tonight but turns out i am once again too tired during the week. I asked him to go last night...and then cancelled on him today....ugh....just tired...my ankle is strained and i need sleep.

i'm taking a sleeping pill relatively even before i get home - and sleeping VERY EARLY. not going to play with hamster tonight - too tired and need sleep before gym tomorrow as well as a full day of work from 8am-5pm unlike my F-ing boss who works like half the fridays of summer and leaves early on the other half. it's soooo damnnnnn annoying.....like he's the only busy one with a life huh!?  he's so stupid bc i doubt he realizes that the rest of us also have lives we want to live. A$$HOLE.

I am really feeling run down and pissed off. Will be taking 2 sick days during the summer to go to the beach bc i am starting to just not enjoying this working every single day of summer type of schedule!  Everyone's taking days and it's annoying.  

I have one boss who never works a full week and is able to come late and leave early as he pleases to have a life outside work during the week / weekends while people such as myself are struggling just to fit the dang gym in....he goes to the gym, leaving early while i'm STILL at work.

It's BS and I realize being boss means exactly that...and i am not boss....but i'm not fully ok with my work / life schedule and i will have to take a couple dang days off...bc i am starting to feel royally angry with the situation.

 

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


Horn_Of_Plenty - Wednesday Jul 26, 2017
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

Home: kombucha 80

Breakfast: wrap 100, cookie dough protein spread 200, banana 120, coffee 50.

total above: 550

snack: 200 almonds

lunch: matzah 150, chicken sausage patty 100, too many veggies in sauce 500

snack before jogging at Queens College Track:200 (fruit during work, granola bar before jog)

Dinner:butter popcorn 160, egg 70, sauteed brussel sprouts with garlic 150? 400? plum. 50.

2150, good.

1980 5-day, good.

 

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Reading my book at lunch... :-)

went walking during some of lunch

Jogging after work in eve! good jogging/walking today...i still suck but it was a success still!  still doing 8 laps (2mi)

And Feeling Happy :-P

Loving my boy Hamster, his name is GB (Gym Boy) and is a goooooood baby.  Never attempts a bite.  He's such a darling fellow. A tan color and sweet baby boy!  His hairy coat has gotten very long and he's almost to his full size. He's approx 12 weeks or 3 months. By 4 months they are full size. So he's almost there.

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Been a BORING day at work but i guess BORING is better than stressful....just looking to get better at running & have a good run / walk tonight...perfect weather for it - 75 degrees and sunny.

Taking MONDAY OFF from work as a SICK DAY...to go to the beach with my older friend RICKY that i hang out with very often these days. We're going to a quieter beach where he can play guitar and i can tan and read.

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


Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday Jul 25, 2017
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

Home: kombucha 100

Work: wrap 80 with spread 200, banana 120, coffee 50

snack: nice almonds 160

lunch: healthy: lots of nice veg i'll tell you that much, with a small chicken sausage 100 cal., and either chips or crackers, more possible that it's potato chips (yes the salt and vinegar variety from vending machine - lately craving more carbs) 600 tops and an orange 90.

snack before GYM wahoo! a probably 100 cal bar, maybe slightly bigger.

after gym: cookie (protein type) and banana 500

2000 today, excellent.

4day average:1940, exellent.

VERY BUSY and not on computer at work as much, i do plan to reply to EVERYONE'S COMMENTS....including you, Ms. Biscotti!

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Reading my book at lunch, it's interesting!

Still slightly run down but just trying to relax it out...and just moody. not sure why as i'm def NOT PMSing this week. So i don't know.

 

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

happy-1 on 07/25/2017:
What's the book?

Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/25/2017:
"Daily Rituals" and maybe the words "How Artists Work" is also part of the title. it's WEIRD!


BearCountryGG on 07/25/2017:
What brand of kombucha do you drink?

Horn_of_plenty on 07/25/2017:
The first and best is GT's kombucha brand. GT's is really, really excellent in flavors and options.

If you want an EXTREMELY powerful one, my next favorite, but it's very strong so only drink half (although i admit to many times drinking full bottle, yeah) - that brand is KEVITA. but for this brand, the powerful drinks are only those that say kombucha, not the tonics or other options with the Kevita brand.



Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Jul 24, 2017
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

Exhausted this AM at work. Rather go back to sleep. Big time! Ah well.

Home: kombucha 50

8:30am breakfast: banana 120, wrap with a new spread i bought for fun chocolate protein made with stevia and turns into a muffin, i should microwave tomorrow. 280. coffee 50.

Snack: idk...not sure. i just know i'm tired. went to bed midnght. and i forgot my book that i've been reading so i will read it tonight, not at lunch today like i enjoy doing. it's ok... lots of almonds 200 (also reached for an energy drink - went next door to the gym to buy it...ugh!) 

Lunch: very healthy and light: chips 240 (regular lays), lots of sauteed veg 200? (healthy mix) and 1 egg/egg white 100: 55-600

Snack: possibly a homemade cookie from coworker...feeling low energy and like i need a major carb boost.

250 big cookie snack - even falling asleep after a cookie, sh*t.  Yup need more rest.

1550 before dinner and then bed early. Looking to have veggies.

Dinner: not sure but sure i'm sleeping early! light. 400 cal.

1950 max. thankfully.

3day: 1925 average.

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Hamster's cage is all clean and beautiful. that's what mostly kept me up last night, lol. but it didn't smell too bad this week bc i was cleaning soiled parts a bit throughout the week, adding fresh bedding to the soiled areas when i removed bits and pieces. worked out better. can't wait to try the new bedding this week that i bought, a much better deal on Amazon. Huge bags and for half the price.

I know i cannot take any days off...so how should i calm myself down? Any tips on relaxation more? Typical i just like my alone time and that works well enough.. 

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

BearCountryGG on 07/24/2017:
Not sure why but Tylenol calms me down....also meditation and yoga. Might try putting on some soft music and just laying down..notice what muscles are tense and relax them...sink into the mattress on that new bedding!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/24/2017:
i keep forgetting to test the tylenol thing...but i was tired which was a major problem reaching for caffeine to pick me up rather than down??


happy-1 on 07/24/2017:
Or pick up free newspapers and shred them... or shred your junk mail... Hamster lining for free!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/24/2017:
i feel bad putting my hammy in with the ink on the newspapers...he gets the royalty treatment!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/24/2017:
he never tries to bite me it's amazing...he always keeps his mouth closed when i put my hands near him! such a cute boy i have!


BearCountryGG on 07/24/2017:
Actually Tylenol makes me sleepy about 15 minutes after I take it...I didn't know it had caffeine in it.

horn_of_plenty on 07/24/2017:
Right so Tylenol can't be good if I am trying to stay awake at work but I see it can calm me down if I need - really just need mood lifters ......


BearCountryGG on 07/24/2017:
oh I see

Horn_of_plenty on 07/25/2017:
but thank you for your tips / tricks and sharing even if they may not work on me! :)

i like to hear feedback no matter what so thank you BCGG!


biscottibody59 on 07/24/2017:
Hi HoP and little "HamHoP" haha!

Congrats on the running! I know this is a huge deal for you!

If you're taking a benzo, not taking it could give you a rebound effect. I swear by chelated magnesium (Country Life--not the mins--just the 250mg), but you could try another.

Tylenol on its own is just a pain killer. What people generally do is start taking the Tylenol (or generic) PM, which has Benadryl/diphenhydramine and that's what knocks you out. Sleepinal is just plain Benadryl/diphenhydramine. Using Tylenol when you don't have pain isn't good. Too much Tylenol is bad for the liver.

Herbert Benson and his Relaxation Response (pretty famous):

http://tinyurl.com/odgbcm7

This is getting long, but I saw an entry where you mentioned cutting back caffeine. Good to figure out your limits, what time to cut it off during the day, etc. Unless you can just never use it at all.

Horn_of_plenty on 07/26/2017:
Hiya biscotti lady!

Thank you soooo very much as always for the genuine and helpful as well as smart comments here!

i do take an anxiety medicine but i don't want to get up to read the bottle name...I'm not sure it's a benzo but it could be similar substance. will have to look later when i'm not on a time constraint getting ready for work. drinking kombucha now on couch.... anyways, i forgot to take it one day on the weekend, and maybe that's the reason i was feeling out of sorts on Monday. i don't know....could have been a rebound.

So you are saying that chelated magnesium makes you feel better when you feel low?

I do love Sleepinal as it's quite powerful and has a pretty high dose of drug to it. i have realized that compared to other brands, sleepinal is sometimes double the strength (25mg in other brands vs i believe 50mg in sleepinal!). eh, at least i don't take it all the time!

As i cut the caffeine, my skin clears. this is really why i do it - and i get better sleep....especially when i cut the energy drinks with all those extra chemicals (sf monster drinks are gone from my diet). i had some of an energy drink for the first time in a couple weeks at least on Monday...it did affect my skin already.

i'll look up the Herbert Benson Relaxation Response. TY!

I hope you are feeling better....I wonder when you will write an entry again! So good to hear from you, BB!

Horn_of_plenty on 07/26/2017:
I requested the book you recommend from my library, so i'll be reading it sometime August / September. It looks up my ally.


happy-1 on 07/25/2017:
Aaaw he sounds like a sweetie.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/25/2017:
YES i got very, very lucky!



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

 

TODAY - I RAN 1.5MI  WITHOUT STOPPING - 1ST TIME IN FIVE YEARS!  PROB TOOK AROUND 20-25 MIN?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HUGE SUCCESS IN MY TRAINING!!!!!!!

 

1st breakfast 9am - Fiber 1 cereal 200 tops and almond milk 30 and boy have my tastes changed....i didn't even finish it. oh, added cinnamon to the cereal. i'm glad i no longer have the same tastes. def becoming a bit healthier.  and a little kevita probiotic drink 30. total here around 250.

2nd breakfast 10am: wrap 80 with pb 200 and sf jelly: 280...say 300.

1:30pm light meal and snacks after the massage - light snacks after add up to no more than 500 cal total throughout afternoon! and some caffeine, a natural (moreso) drink zero cal...now off to jog at the college track by me!

1050 so far today = going to be another nice and moderate day, equaling out to a very nice & moderate weekend (just what the dr ordered).  I'll prob have a rest day Monday...

early dinner: tons of veg / mushrooms mostly 250, rice crisps 3 servings 330, egg and egg white 100, ..... + fruit 800 tops.

1850, success

2 DAY AVERAGE: 1900, EXCELLENT!

 

 

I will comment on all your entries later...!!!!! just been out a lot of the weekend doing my personal things :-)

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My massage with a female massage therapist ended up being 1.5 hours of HEAVEN so great! I'll go back to her, for sure! she's gooood & experienced. Just what i was hoping for....AND MORE - i didn't expect someone as good as her.

Got lucky, again, at Massage Envy (i've been to many locations and have names of great massage therapists at each one...some are not as good, but i know of good ones all around me! - individual therapists, i mean!) .

Lots of good therapists there, in general, at ME (massage envy) but you've got to be willing to try them all out in order to find the best of the best!!!! 

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laundry is almost done by 10am...then going to ANOTHER massage since i have many prepaids i didn't use bc i usually skip many months and then go very often ;-) when i finally find the time i want to spend there and with the therapist i want...but...today i'm seeing a woman therapist bc that was all that was available but i hope she'll do a good job (i prefer male therapists!). 

picking up most of the food for the week at a store i don't usually go to after the massage since i'll be in an area i don't usually go to it'll be nice to have slightly different mix of food this week!

and i will be jogging today back close to home :-)

day will be almost done by the time my jog is over....and i'm enjoying reading a new book.

nice, quiet weekend at home...wish it could have gone on longer because i needed this!

 

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

BearCountryGG on 07/23/2017:
Its that kind of day for me too.....doing lots of reading and relaxing........

Horn_of_plenty on 07/23/2017:
yeah, i must get into this book finally...it's now 7:15pm! and i haven't gotten very much past the intro!


Donkey on 07/23/2017:
Sounds like a wonderful weekend --- I feel the same way, I need a longer weekend!

Horn_of_plenty on 07/23/2017:
Yep, would be nice to call in sick tomorrow but i do not fall into the temptation bc i know my days are limited and i have to conserve them! I might later in the summer take a sick day - to sleep in after seeing a broadway show the night before, yeah...a friend is coming in from FRANCE and invited me to go with her to see a broaadway show that her sister is IN! really! and instead of the plan being on a sunday, she said she's now going on a thursday eve, so i might just take a sick day the next day rather than wake up for work and be full out tired, again, before the weekend after a full week of work. i know my limits and what's important is to enjoy the summer a bit...and also to accomplish the training. if i have to take a day here or there for mental health / rest, i'll do it.

Horn_of_plenty on 07/23/2017:
,,,just not yet that's all! haha.

Horn_of_plenty on 07/23/2017:
or maybe i'll try to come in LATE that friday...i keep forgetting this can be an option!


BearCountryGG on 07/23/2017:
Broadway shows...what a wonderful thing to be able to do.

Horn_of_plenty on 07/23/2017:
yes, i'm local enough that it can actually be a semi-regular activity! depending on funds lol!

and they always amaze me!



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