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

10am breakfast Ice cream and chips 500,

snack kombucha, honey 100..

2pm lunch: wrap 100, lox 100, cream cheese 100 300...and butter popcorn 150, veggies with light sauce 50

1100..

 

Around 2250 today = awesome

Had dinner in city with friend and saw a Broadway show.

Actually 2300.

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

Donkey on 03/25/2017:
PMS-ing? Or just a splurge day? <:-)

Horn_of_plenty on 03/25/2017:
woke up with a craving to eat what i have been wanting...ice cream but also craving chips at that moment :-)



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

1885 7-day average = EXTREMELY GOOD!

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Home: both strong kombucha as a treat 50 (worked beautifully) and part of a plantain 50. 100 or so total. 

Breakfast: wrap 100, cream cheese 100, lox 50, coffee with milk and sugar 70. total here: 320.

420 :-)

11:30am almonds 150

570 or so

Healthy lunch: white rice 200? , lots of cooked spinach from a takeout place but they really don't know how too cook it as it tastes gross! so perhaps no more on getting their food as often as it hasn't been tasting good! 150, veggie burger 120, orange 80: 550 - this lunch was VERY satisfying!

before gym: caffeine and granola bar 100 and a chocolate

Quick drive home to pick up cell phone i forgot at home before going to gym :-D

After gym: 400 protein cookie :-D

total is so gooood 1650.

7day average will be very good: 1885 = super, made it back into the 1800's!

after gym (must drive home to get cell phone before gym after work - will go to gym closer to my home instead of next door to work so i can listen to my music on my phone at gym!): will be some kinda nice indulgence :-)...not high cal, but the type - like light ice cream or something :-D

 

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Slept so nicely Thursday into this AM. I needed it & I am glad i opted to be in bed early because I slept and woke slightly before my alarm but it meant i needed this sleep. I do feel better rested with sleep so it was good i did.

Usually I am very tired on Friday morning from gym the night before but tonight i will go instead of last night - seems this is yet another reminder that i must put sleep first & that sleep is going to be extermely, EXTREMELY, important as I work to continue to make my lower body stronger (WHICH I AM), legs prep for running (WHICH I AM!)....and sleep - it's just extremely NECESSARY for my well-being. Sleep is something my FATHER doesn't get enough of - but he has other qualities that make him in many ways "super-human" - in his mental strength to pull though.

But just because my father can do this doesn't mean he isn't affected - he has had to deal with LOTS of chronic health problems like asthma and chronic breathing problems, pollyps in his nose, chronic skin conditions that keep occurring like asthma...chronic lots of things...because he doesn't give himself (ever in his adult life) the proper sleep for restoration. I will be thankful from the bottom of my heart to him for all he has given me - he cannot EVER be repaid for the amount of endless love and support I have received from him. I am, eternally, grateful.  

My eyes are tearing as I write this at work at 8:40am. Life is confusing.  Life is complicated.  Life sometimes doesn't make much sense at all.  But we go with it.

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

museumgirl on 03/24/2017:
Good progress, and I agree that sleep is so, so important. Our bodies just can't function, repair, build muscle, etc., without sufficient sleep, and each of us is different. Treasure your father while you have him. Life is beautiful but it goes too quickly :)

Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/24/2017:
Yes, sleep is amazing. I learned that over the past 1.5years from experience :-D

life is beautiful and sometimes the beauty passes by too fast before the next challenge....but this is the beauty of life too :-D

Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/24/2017:
I do treasure him, thank you for the reminder. i am sometimes sad he works so hard (especially the work outside his work in visiting his mom every sunday morning early)...but it's part of him.



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

1925 6-day average with bed early.

so tired. gonna get some nice sleep before work tomorrow.

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Home: honey local on spoon!, some ACV in seltzer with stevia also. good combos right here! 50 Going to purchase expensive honey soon...maybe now on Amazon...there's special types for healing and health...that are expensive - another tax gift to myself i think!

Work almost 9am: Wrap 100, cream cheese 100, lox 50. 250. coffee with milk 50. and chocolate bar small from coworker of course eating the whole thing lol 150 more. the granola bar was a peanut butter flavored one covered in chocolate by quaker from a coworker - smaller than a chocolate bar from the vending machine and a fraction of calories so at least that's good ;)

Just ordered extremely high quality Manuka 20% UMF (unique manuka factor which is tops!) from Amazon. I am ready to join NYPD...you shall see...i am making it easier & easier by doing basically everything in my power to make my body the strongest and readiest EVER!...from oils that i bought from Doterra to this New Zealand anti inflammatory honey...we are going to academy Jan '18 oh yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!

150 almonds before lunch. 

healthy lunch: popcorn 100 cal pack, tuna 1/2 pack 100, small orange 50, heavily marinated kale salad 150 at least (small size but dressing...) 450 i'll say to be safe :)

1100 after healthy lunch...looking forward to an early night tonight bedtime early :-D

bar on way home doing errands, granola bar 100.

1200...

dinner: chips 150 after 1 extra large egg 100, 2 mostly egg whites 50, potato like 100 only, spinach so gross from a restaurant 100, eggplant 100: 600 healthy.

1800, all healthy. not much walking aside from errands after work by driving was gonna walk but i'm tired and going to bed soon instead. gym tomorrow!

 

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

innerpeace on 03/23/2017:
While getting pedicures I asked the best woman about her speech and invited her to read mine. Her critique was it was very long and I brought up a lot of stuff that everyone else wouldn't know about and therefore would probably find the speech boring and tune out. I asked how long her toast was and she said probably about one of my five paragraphs. I took her words to heart and just basically read the last paragraph of my speech along with a few other sayings...

I started off by saying how exciting I was considering the last three weeks I've been waiting on a giraffe to give birth - This went over rather well - got many laughs and chuckles from it. I then made the comment that I met Dianne during our sophomore year in high school in driver's ed. All the years I have know here she has always described herself as being a round peg fitting in a square hole. I believe that ever since she has known Kelly that her corners have all been filled. And then the last paragraph...which you have already read but will include it

Time as a way of showing us what really matters. This is your time know and I hope you continue to having those long meaningful conversations, listen and talk to one another about dogs and be happy together. And Kelly, if Dianne ever gets too made at your...remember she loves ice cream time. As you both continue on your fantastic journey together I hope you find peace and acceptance. I wish you both joy and happiness but above all of this, I wish you love. Here's to Dianne and Kelly!

I couldn't eat dinner that was catered because i was so nervous, but I was told I did a great job. It was a beautiful wedding and I had a great time. I didn't want to come back to Ohio when I was enjoying 75-80 degree weather while there. Oh well. Thanks for asking and thanks again for your input and assistance on editing. I appreciate it so much.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/23/2017:
You are welcome always....i am sorry that you didn't get to read your entire speech as I DO BELIEVE it would have went over well, but that the other woman would look unprepared against your longer one.

In all honesty though, I thought your speech, the long version, was brilliant and well thought out!

I know for a fact you did a good job on the abbreviated version as well! after you told me, too!...i would be nervous also and not able to eat much either before giving a toast..

Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/23/2017:
You are welcome always....i am sorry that you didn't get to read your entire speech as I DO BELIEVE it would have went over well, but that the other woman would look unprepared against your longer one.

In all honesty though, I thought your speech, the long version, was brilliant and well thought out!

I know for a fact you did a good job on the abbreviated version as well! after you told me, too!...i would be nervous also and not able to eat much either before giving a toast..


innerpeace on 03/23/2017:
And this should have been under the comment to your comment on my post! Sorry about that!

Continue with your plans about getting better and stronger! I know you will be so ready in January.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/23/2017:
yeah, i will make this happen with the support and friends here and off the web and by believing in myself.

the supplements should help me also...i'm feeling good without work stress, as well. My boss is letting me relax.



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

Home: honey, some plantain also 100...hopefully not more..could be though. and my ACV with seltzer and stevia

9am Breakfast:  wrap 100, cream cheese 100, lox 50, coffee 50 with sugar 20: 320.

Noon Lunch: popcorn 100 cal skinny pop, pumpkin 100 at least, salmon by bumble bee it think it was? 1/2 packet 100 or so, some sugary kale salad 150 i swear the dressing was like pure sugar gross but tasty but so darn sweet, and an orange small but i'll say 100: 550 tops.

950, wow good!..seriously feel like i'm forgetting something! not snacking before lunch seems better....calorie-wise..

Before gym: granola bar 100 & caffeine

After gym: will be higher carbs, of course, and maybe fruit as well: protein cookie peanut butter flavor 400, and whole small container blackberries 120 just gonna say 550.

total today is also absolutely GREAT (i def need low cal week(s) right now)  1600 today. very, very good.

Avg for 5days: 1960! the bomb! this is great i'm rocking back in the 1900s rather than higher like the past several weeks were, fabulous!

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Got a PERFECT spot on street which means easier dealing with parking situation and gym tonight next door to work :-D

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

mylilsista on 03/22/2017:
Great food day plus perfect parking spot? Quick, buy a lottery ticket, sounds like it's been your lucky day! LOL

Horn_of_plenty on 03/22/2017:
Seriously, today was a good, very good day :-)...lol to your comment ;)



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

Ok..almost on time today - late by only 5min...i should improve this back to being on time, i'd say.  Reflects better on me and will need to be prompt at any job. Working on this and will be on time for the rest of the week!!

Home: Rose flavored kombucha (tops! wow!) 50, little bit seltzer with ACV and stevia.

Breakfast at work: coffee with milk and 1 splenda 50, tomato flavor wrap 60 with cream cheese 100 and lox 100. 310.

360.and couple candies 400 total in AM.

Snack: thinking almonds of which i need to bring more to work..i have a ton at home..

Lunch: no meat mix of veggies, nuts & small bites tofu. also bag of some kinda non-gmo cheese puffs. low cal & i wanted a grain / chip...  chips / puffs 150, nuts at least 200-250, veggies 100, beans 150,: ahh, gonna say 650! didn't realize it'd add up to sooo much!

1050 after lunch :)

snack before park 100 cal granola bar and drink

1150 before dinner

bigger, but healthy dinner: large amount of white rice 350 tops, veggies in ginger sauce 300 with 1 egg 80 and mostly egg whites after that 60: 800 most.

1950, tops i'd say. all basically healthy!

2 mile WALK! SO NICE. no ankle brace. felt good at end.

2050 4-day average, very good!!

 

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


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

Home: kombucha quickly 60 and later ACV in seltzer quickly and quickly some of the plantains i had made (not much) 60 120

Breakfast at work: Coffee with milk and 1 splenda 50, wrap 60 with cream cheese 80 & lox 120 310.

Snack: Salted Smoked Almonds 120

Lunch early at noon: leftovers still in work fridge from last week since i bought them last Monday they're still OK (not meat) just veg, nuts, grains, beans lunch prob around 550? beans 150, grains 100, veg, nuts 100, chips 150

1750.

2083 3-day total.

Leave work at 3pm for dr appt (around 45min away) (very important psych for anxiety med renewal nothing major but very important visit as i only go every 3 months and now i'm in NYPD prep to be in academy no matter what january 2018 and it's SOOO EXCITING  Dr knows this and is helping me and supportive of my goal, btw!) Hopefully out of dr by 4:30 or earlier.

Gym after dr bc i skipped gym yesterday - hopefully will get to gym no later than 4:30/5pm HOPEFULLY.

I will say it's a challenge to do all this today, but I am capable...

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Accidentally slept past alarm again...which is OK because i needed the sleep. What I need is an extra day off again I think!? LOL. It's mind over matter...my mind is not being strong right now I realize I gotta get back in the game of life!!!! But also, wasn't planning on staying out Sat night until 2am...it was fun and laughs though..Just screwed with Sunday choosing not to go both to the mall & gym after - decided I needed rest = GOOD CHOICE at least on my part there.

OK... 

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


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

830 cal through morning decided on extra carbs bc I was doing work and it's that time of month and I always crave easier things to digest. I went with it....

12:30pm healthy lunch wrap: around 400 little bit leftover salmon from dinner last night 200?, wrap 60, veggies and some pumpkin / potato / eggplant / mix along with some roasted portabellas but it was a small amount. lol...sounds like more than 400, but that's what i'm saying!

1250, healthy

Snacking: 150 tastes at mall...

Frozen yogurt 200

1600...

 Dinner: egg/egg whites 120, cooked veggies 100, cucumber salad 50, popcorn 160 430...and kombucha. 500.

total today is good, 2100. 

2-day average: 2250, decent.

I am tired & beat. gym is postponed till tomorrow. thing that's good about tomorrow is that i'm only working till 3pm following that is a dr apt...and i was gonna come home to relax but i'm doing that now...so after the dr appt i will have to go to gym. busy month!

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Skipped gym as I had enough caffeine and I am tired from getting home last night 2am....will go to gym on Monday, Wed & Fri of this week instead.

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Glad i got my period like today instead of straight out tomorrow as moving around today walking and mall and gym in afternoon should move it along faster than if i were sitting at my desk all day at work - this is good....

Very productive weekend including making slides for a powerpoint I was assigned to do for Old Navy. I feel blessed that I'm able to challenge myself and do this project at home. Life is good. In the end, i'll have spend at least 6-8 hours on this project and being paid $125 but it was worth it because I challenged myself...and that feels good. Sometimes doing nothing isn't fun at all...I am liking this extra assignment. I enjoyed doing something different this week. 

Off to shower, then mall to finish up photos at Victoria Secret for the Old Navy underwear project i'm doing. Also gonna use some coupons at mall....it's worth the trip...i've got some great coupons ;)

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

mylilsista on 03/20/2017:
Did you find any good deals at the mall?! Sounds like you've been VERY productive; congrats on the project!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/20/2017:
I was thinking i could return a couple old Victoria's Secret Bras and get store credit but it turns out the actual YEAR was printed on the bra and they were both at least THREE years old!!!!!!! and the store manager wouldn't accept them for lowest store price - i thought by complaining that i didn't like the wear (how they got worn out) would work, but not accepted, so i didn't end up returning them or buying anything as bras are wayyyy overpriced for $50/ea at that store. oh well! It was worth a shot trying. I will no longer shop there - VS is out of my price range completely for bras. I will start shopping in cheaper places like JC Penny or Macy's for bras...

I found AWESOME sandals that are mostly flat, such a tiny little heal / platform, at Express. I will wear them sooooo much as I always loved them...maybe i'll take a photo and show you - very strappy - is the look - and they will look just AWESOME with everything from skirts, dresses, shorts, jeans, any color jeans. they are awesome. i got them in a dark brown suede. They were around $50 and I had a $10 off. $40 for well fitting sandals that i plan to wear OFTEN was worth it.!!!!

I also got a free travel size body lotion from Bath & Body Works with a coupon without having to spend any money.

I was really hoping to take advantage of the VS bra deal by returning two and having like $20 off a new one that way ... and it was supposed to also include 2 prs underwear...but bc they wouldn't accept my old bras (makes sense!), i wasn't gonna spend $50 on a bra , plus tax, and think that 2prs of underwear free with the bra is worth that...$50 plus the tax is sooo overpriced for a bra.

But mall experience was worth it :-) and i sampled some teas at a tea store, always have samples!

Actually, i got samples all day including at the supermarket, pita chips were out at the deli for sampling too!!!! :-D


mylilsista on 03/21/2017:
Sorry VS wouldn't credit you. I agree, they're way over-priced (out of my price range as well). I love shoes (especially flats and small heels)! They were a great find! I am glad you're considering some relaxation and down time. You're right, it is very important!

Horn_of_plenty on 03/21/2017:
I may just shop on Amazon for a couple replacement bras :-). I no longer am eager to shop at VS, unless it's for FREE underwear ;) on my bday and stuff!

Thanks for your kind words!



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

8am: chips 1.5 servings 200., strawberries 100, seltzer with stevia. 300 total.  Needed the carbs for a faster energy boost...feeling good now & starting laundry..

10am breakfast: wrap 60, lox 120, cream cheese 100 300. followed up with some Trinidad food i picked up near work 150-200 cal. all healthy but lots of oil on the veggies.

noon lunch:chips 100, eggplant 100, 1/2 turkey burger 90 with mustard on wrap 60. 350.

1150, healthy :-)

50

1200....

150 chips 50 peppers 50 mushrooms 50 300 drinks 150 450

1650......

Doubt more than 2400, good! Dinner was extremely healthy including salmon ! And I have leftovers !

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taking bus and subway this afternoon to friend's apt in south street seaport which is actually quite far from me. it's in Manhattan near the very bottom, downtown, and from my area in Queens, NY it's far because of the transportation issue. it'll take me, overall with walking, approx 2hrs each way.

i do not mind the commute or distance, but a good work friend asked if she could join me and it jostled my plans as it's already a lengthy distance with round trip taking 4hrs...i kinda wanted to do it alone, actually.

she hasn't gotten back to me - so i do not think she'll be joining me - i sorta told her it'll take a long time and it's out of the way and also my weekend is quite packed i wouldn't want her to sleep over tonight (didn't tell her) but i really cannot have this weekend get any busier than it is.

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Striking up energy to do all laundry now so i do not have to do it Monday night, as I was thinking i would put it off, not a great idea! It's a bit less bc i did some Tuesday on the snow day.

I don't want to do laundry tomorrow bc i have gym and need to go to mall to finish i project I am doing for Old Navy which does involve a bit of my time tomorrow!

So it'd be good to get ALL laundry out of the way now before things get busy. I was thinking to do it Monday bc i'm going to a dr appt and plan to get home early after around 5pm but still it would be dumb to have to start laundry then...so after i finish these strawberries i'll bring the laundry down to the apt laundry room! If I had laundry in my apt, it wouldn't matter when i do it, lol....I may get that for next year or so - if I can (2018).

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


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

I don't remember eating in the middle of the night .... i think this was only 2 nights ago - i HOPE! lately i'm waking up often...just has to do with being busy...as soon as April hits, I will take an extra day(s) off to counteract how I am feeling if necessary.  I'm doing a GREAT job balancing commitments with work this month and I'm glad March is already more than half way OVER :-D

Home: quite extra strong ACV in cup of seltzer did an amazing job as got ready fast. no cal!

Breakfast: Really fresh lox from a new package wow! so good! like butter 120, extra cream cheese 100 whipped, on a wrap 60. 300 approx. coffee with milk 50.

Snack ? 100 cal almonds

Bigger lunch, boss ordered and i indulged in some tasty Chinese white rice 250, veggies in sauce with saucy shrimp too sugary type sauce of course but very good 400-450 for the sauce / shrimp / veggies. 750 for lunch but tasty.

1250 (forgot to add something) after lunch ;-D

Before gym: caffeine and 150 fiber one bar - will drive to far gym (not close to work) bc the drive will relax me and during drive i'll drink a sf monster energy drink bc that's what i want tonigt in order to do my workout - i'll have a good workout once i'm there...finding parking with snow might be sorta difficut, but, i assume they plowed decently where the homes are not located & really don't wanna work out at the gym next to work -

1400...

- I want to leave this area once it's 5pm when my day is over today...just want out.  And then i can work out in my fave only sports bra (no shirt) at my other, more relaxed and better equipment gym. Went next door to gym as I decided to save time, I had a blast and stayed extra long at the gym.

 Protein cookie as I crave the carbs and protein after a workout, I like it. 350.

1750..gonna have a few chips 

Let's see what my weekly average is.  Very happy about this successful day.

2050 7-day average = QUITE EXCELLENT considering how high calories were starting last Saturday! I done GREAT! !!!

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I will be good to sleep extra into tomorrow (Sat Morning)...will be a fun / busy / productive / restful weekend i know. Plans are not too much, but def enough! Will write more later.

Happy it's Friday. I overslept because I put my heat on around 4-5am this morning and it drowned out my radio alarm clock which i forgot to raise the volume up on! It's ok, as I needed the extra sleep more and didn't really leave more than 5 min late to drive to work (just rushed getting ready at home lol and did have a chance to drink my ACV which DID work amazingly well!)....

...anyways, i ended up getting to work 20 min late because we have lots of remaining snow and traffic and LOTS of things were going on including a tow trunk unloading a car so i prob could have saved 5 min just there LOL. But the good thing about my job - these things don't matter....I have to realize that these little stressful things shouldn't create stress for me - and I should REACT WAY LESS as it's not gonna help me manage my stress or help me get into NYPD.

I'm lucky that my boss in is fact VERY NICE (the other retired) and this boss DOES  try to help me and DOES NOT try to make anything more stressful for me. I'm so LUCKYbut I'm having a problem being happy - somehow I am feeling depressed (not anxious really) just depressed.  I think it has to do with the weather, the snow, and the fact that I do NOT have any more days off work this month & it's sorta a stresser to manage gym the 3days a week bc i do it VERY hardcore and sometimes I am not getting as much rest as I need....

...But truth is, as I said before, i somehow have to remember that these are LITTLE problems in a world of MUCH larger problems than I ever have had to deal with. So, aside from one EXTREMELY BAD JOB EXPERIENCE when i was still quite young as a teacher when I was 23-24 (one year there) and lots of stress job interviewing in the FOUR summers  that lead into my teaching years...well, the rest of my stress just doesn't compare to the world's bigger problems. 

My goal for this remaining time, as well as the rest of my lifetime, is to REMEMBER this. To REMIND myself that I am CAPABLE of MY DREAMS and I CAN DO THIS and that ANY LITTLE MOUTAIN i have to climb is only going to get my stronger. LIFE ISN'T EASY all the time and it's never meant to be...I must realize this...and take the challenges as my personal GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES. I'm glad i took the time to write this out right now, it's actually relaxed me - especially writing this last sentence about GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES....

 

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

Donkey on 03/17/2017:
I think you analyzed your feelings pretty well. I really do understand and experience the depression feeling, and maybe not really realizing why at the time. But I agree that the weather can have a lot to do with it and lack of time off. The weather we just have to get through --- I get the March Blahs until the weather is consistently in the 50s and above. And I really do need to take a little time off here and there.

Hang in there -- March is almost over!

PS Do you change clocks for daylight savings time in NY? (Some states don't change clocks, apparently.) I found that THIS year especially, the deprivation of that 1 hour of sleep was just killing me. REALLY hard this year. I'm already looking forward to getting that hour back in the fall, LOL.



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

4:30am appetite chips 230.  

6:30am: ACV in seltzer with stevia no cal. worked like a charm!

9am Breakfast at work: coffee with 1 splenda and milk 50, wrap 60 with extra cream cheese 100 whipped, small piece lox 50: 260.

11am Snack: ? spicy wasabi almonds half serving around 100 cal.

Lunch basically healthy: leftover cabbage some was roasted 100, leftover turkey burger 70, some beans 100, some other healthy items 100, and chips 130: around 500. and caffeine.

lots of sucking candies 50

dinner sorta too much sugar, but fine: cookies and cream (not that good 1st time trying) Halo Top entire pint 320, 2 tablespoons pb 200, and some cooked cranberries 30. 550.

total today: approx 1700 ...NICE! oh, right, and coworker's piece of fried chicken. 50.

total 1750, very fine!

6day avg: 2100 (maybe tomorrow it'll be slightly under 2100?) at least the total kept going down throughout the week, right!?) next week needs to be better as do the next few weeks...going on a mini vaca to a casino on 4/7/17! one night, planning on partying.

(lately feeling depressed not sure why prob bc too much work and no days off and then i realize i'm practically thru this month YAY!) 

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Feeling good today...haven't done any work though...and i've been here for like 45 minutes...just talking and bs-ing...time to work ;)...def don't need any sleeping pills, still wearing off i think from Tuesday night into Wednesday..

...planning on relaxing tonight - not even picking up extra food like i thought i would - i'll do that on Sunday i think...food can wait this time around...i still have to do a survey tonight for Old Navy again...then i want to read and/or watch a movie. just wanting to relax and def NOT exercise...want to be home on couch ! !!!! I'll be walking a bit on weekend, so it's ok!

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Doing an additional survey for Old Navy has increased my total reward to a $125 gift card!!!!!!!!! It was for approx 3hrs online survey and also addtional trip to the mall a couple stores.  To me, it's worth it as i like the assignment, it's not too tedious, it requires me to use my mind, and it's free money!!!!!!!!

Who doesn't want $125 free to spend on clothes!? I will prob use at Old Navy, but the money can also be used at the sister stores like Athleta, Gap, etc. I like Old Navy though bc it's cheaper and the clothes still last a LONG time. It does mean i need to go to the mall this weekend, bc part of the 2nd portion (additional $50) includes a trip to TWO STORES and i must take photos, etc. there and comment on the items and displays. This has been accounted for in saying that it's a total of 3hrs online and store visits all for $125.

...while i'm at mall, i'll be exchanging old VS bras for new ones...they rebate you the lowest selling price on any old bra...i'll bring back at least TWO bras and get one free and i have a coupon - two free pairs of underwear.

I also have a coupon to a free item at Bath & Body works (no purchase necessary),

and I just recieved an email for FREE $10 to Express clothing store (no minimum purchase either!)...so the mall will be good for me this weekend!

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Another Boss, whom i like thankfully and who is professional and respectful of me thankfully, asked me about last Friday's incident of which i'm not so happy about that it came up again. I dealt with it the best I could and said what i thought needed to be said. I think i could have been ever more professional about it, but i think i was 80% proactive in how i dealt with the conflict today...i was unaware he was going to ask and had practically forgot about it...lol...def didn't need reminding over it.

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

happy-1 on 03/16/2017:
How did you get a reward gift card for Old Navy? I never get anything for their surveys.

Hugs on the conflict at work. That's always stressful.

Horn_of_plenty on 03/17/2017:
They offered to me to take part in a survey for 3 days and said if i completed all questions over 3 days that i'd get $75...then they offered me $50 more to do a couple in store visits to 2 local stores by Sunday!

Horn_of_plenty on 03/17/2017:
Also, thanks for the hug because what work conflict seems to continue to get me down lately. - it'll pass....my boss reminded me a week late almost about it - he actually brought it up to me 6 days later! today would have been the following Friday already. stupid. he shouldn't have brought it up in my opinion, i think he just wanted to see how i'd take it and gain his own experience, REALLY, as he's a year younger than i (he's 33). So maybe he wanted to see how i took a conversation with him. Well, i hope he saw that i've matured more and that i am not gonna sit back and i will stand up for myself MORE! He should have noticed :-)

I didn't do as well as I wanted to - because he totally caught me OFF Guard as i didn't expect or think he'd still bring it up to me so when i went to say hello to him, he totally asked me about it cold - but luckily i'd thought about it and had good answers to his concerns.



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