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Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday Dec 24, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 127.0

Early meal: persimmon (fruit) and some butternut squash and an herbal airborne honey lemon tea/hot drink. 100

breakfast: egg, squash, turkey on English muffin

snack: coffee / bar

lunch: 300 or so.

snack before gym at 2:30pm: canned pumpkin with stevia & plain greek yogurt with stevia. 200

snack after gym: 1/2 banana and 1 scoop big protein shake 200-250

HUGE dinner: tons of cooked veggies, just tons. and then a small egg white wrap. all was tasty. dinner was a crappy cookie dough protein bar. at least I am satisfied now!

2200 or so. success.

exercise: abs/legs at gym. then the pool, although my legs did hurt a bit by then. but did a little bit - 20 min in pool. overall I feel ok. glad to be home early (around 6:00) and resting for the night. tomorrow's plan is for a heavy duty weights routine (upper body) and resting the rest of the day. maybe drive & get a movie...we'll see...also re-reading paperwork for the NYPD and trying to get into that mindset a little for the whole interview process coming up on January 13th.  gotta start preparing myself - with my day-in / day-out work schedule and little time to decompress, I need to start thinking towards the 13th now...start preparing my mind and body for that day - because it is so different from what I'm doing now.

my legs are so crappy, but getting better thank god. I want this soooo bad. I want the NYPD. now I just gotta get myself there.

There is a small physical test on the 13th.  I have been researching on the internet. it includes some squats and getting into a room with 20 or so other women and stripping down to underwear? that's what I read. to do some squats and for the supervisors to see if there's any reason to take anyone out of the running for NYPD. I am a little scared for this - although I can do it all I know, just can't hold up cardio-wise for long periods.

Progress as of today: -2 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 12/24/2013:
Would you write me up if i was speeding on the GWB ?



Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Dec 22, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 127.0

7:30am Sunday Breakfast = fruit 100, oatmeal with almond milk 200, yogurt 150, pita with peanut butter 250 = 700. was darn gooood. little too many carbs, though.

10am healthy eating: cooked bok choy 50?, cooked acorn squash 20, 1 whole egg 70, 1 egg white 20: 160 or so.

850 approx. - good. the goal for today calorie-wise is what my goal is on ALL days off - stay below 2200.  :-D  I cannot punish myself by making myself hungry on a day off, lol, I just can't! During the week, I will try to keep lower calories (around 1800-1900) on Monday & Thursday.

weight management goals for these upcoming weeks:

this week: 3 days of work. (mon, tues, thurs) Monday pool.

Tuesday lower body weights/abs.

Wednesday upper body big weights routine (gym is open on Christmas!). 

Thursday may have to work late, lower body weights/abs or pool

Friday off - big weights routine in morning followed by afternoon getting my hair kertain straightened. 

Saturday / Sunday lay low on big exercises bc I will have the keratin in my hair.  I should get a massage on Saturday.  I can't sweat or get the hair wet for 3 days (which is ultra annoying but so worth it in terms of easy styling for the next 3 months). 

Next week 3 days of work (Mon, Thurs, Fri)

Monday night I can wash it & then do a big weights routine (probably the plan).

Tuesday I can go to the pool / do abs.

Wednesday night I can do a big weights routine (upper body).

Thursday light legs/abs.

Friday pool. ???

Progress as of today: -2 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 12/22/2013:
Have a good day, Hop.


thinkpositive on 12/23/2013:
A great plan.



Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Dec 21, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 127.0

God is blessing all of us today! 60 degrees this beautiful sunny day, December 21st.  It's like a "staycation" how nice, what a treat after all the cold!

8am Breakfast: persimmon 100, cinnamon swirl oatmeal 160, yogurt 150 - approx. 400

10am snack: peanut butter on small high fiber wrap and leftover sautéed/grilled squash - 250

12pm snack: iced decaf - big size. 100?

1pm snack: chips 150 (holding off to have a late lunch with lots of veggies and turkey cold cuts)

big lunch (mostly veggies) - turkey 50, pint cooked broccoli 50?, pint cooked cabbage and other veggies 100, cooked summer squash with littlest bit sauce 100, pita bread 150 450, good!

dinner: out to eat with friend, healthy. up to 600, def not more.

snack bc I wanted it: small granola bar 160

total around 2100, good!

probably walked overall at least an hour with errands. legs hurt a little tonight, but nothing major, thankfully.

today is a REST day. only exercise is walking while doing errands. loving the weather and glad I did weights last night. Due to my period as well as a high intake of caffeine lately, my skin is not as nice as it could be.  I will have to watch it closely this coming week & have good habits in these next two weeks because along with my medical is a pre-screening interview for the NYPD academy on January 13th. yay.

Progress as of today: -2 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

thinkpositive on 12/21/2013:
the weather is a gift! Even sounds like a staycation with the iced decaf!



Horn_Of_Plenty - Friday Dec 20, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 127.0

1900 at most, prob more like 1800.

exhausted, went to the gym anyway, after too much caffeine.

need to lay down. feeling bad.

Progress as of today: -2 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!


Horn_Of_Plenty - Thursday Dec 19, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 127.0

around 2050 calories, perfecto.

exercise: 20 min or so planned cardio. and ab / leg work at gym.

Progress as of today: -2 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

thinkpositive on 12/20/2013:
A good day!



Horn_Of_Plenty - Wednesday Dec 18, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 127.0

I got the letter in the mail.  On January 13th, 6:30am, all day, I need to be present to take the NYPD medical. (thankfully not physical yet, but I am being more careful with my legs. doing the Epsom salt baths & not overdoing it). 

This is my year to get in.  If I can pass all the tests, legs healed, and get in...I would be in for the July 2014 academy.  Even that is perfect time of year - doesn't coincide with Spring allergies (I do get bad allergies and I am glad I will not be having to take tests / studying at that time of year.) July lasts through January and then after 6 months graduation. FAST and furious.

I really am trying my best to stay healthy, not get sick, continue to go the gym & be active.

I will get in.

My legs are going to heal.

These next few months are going to fly.

This is unbelievable & I am so elated. That the process is going to start kicking, once I take the physical on January 13th.  Side note, I do have to lie - I cannot mention the leg injury I had these past few months - or I will not be accepted. I know this from friends, who are going through the process a second time - after not being accepted the first time and having to fight the system to get another shot.  This is my shot (I'm 31, not 21) and only chance.

I am super excited for these next few months and am so grateful for this life adventure. Never would I have thought that I would get such an opportunity. To change my life. To be a hero, everyday, and work in such a meaningful profession.

I yearn for this part of my life to come to fruition.  I yearn to be in that profession.

I am doing what it takes.  I know I have what it takes.

God help me with this, help me to reach this goal that I aspire to.  Help me, even though I can help myself, be successful in this journey.   I want to be this type of public figure. I also want to be able to support myself and eventually pay my father back some of all he has given me over the years.

Life is a journey and I am thankful for my life this far.  Even this job now - I complain so much - but it provides anything I could want now. Enough money to pay for all the prepared foods I like. Enough money to pay my bills.  Enough money to live in peace and quiet in my own apartment.

But now I want more, and I have been training for more.  I go to the gym & the pool. Everything I do is to further and physically benefit myself.  Please help me reach this next goal.  It may not even be my last.  I am a person that does reach for self empowerment, self improvement.

I will strive to be good, and better than just average. I will strive, AS ALWAYS, to do my very best when I partake in something that I really want.

I will get in, I will keep working at it, and I will stay strong.

Progress as of today: -2 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 12/19/2013:
That's great! Good luck!


OhioRaven on 12/19/2013:
Praying for you, Hop-Cop.


glassgirl3 on 12/19/2013:
congratulations!


thinkpositive on 12/19/2013:
So exciting. With your enthusiasm you are the person who should be accepted



Horn_Of_Plenty - Wednesday Dec 18, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 127.0

HAPPY WEDNESDAY. GOING HOME AT 5PM YAY.

Breakfast & snacks = 700 mostly healthy aside from coffee and fake but decent protein bar.  HEALTHY

late lunch @ 1:45pm was starved!: veggies 70, fruit 50, roll 150 with chicken 50, and spread 50?...around 400. yes, real good. decent

snack: almonds 150 HEALTHY

snack before weights: i think 1/2 wrap, veggies, and an apple....350 at most. healthy.

shake: 200-250 one scoop protein, ice, water, half banana. healthy.

total: 1850, prob not more. EXCELLENT.

plan is for a great gym workout tonight of upper body weights....i need it....lack of cardio is a killer. cardio today was walking to & from car and .75 mi during lunch.

will still lay low on the cardio end even though it's getting really frustrating.  by lay low, it means I will not do any extra cardio at the gym tonight aside from walking around lifting weights. 

 i will take a 15-20 min epsom salt bath tonight...i really think it's helping very much. (also making me bloated which is a side effect along with diarrhea)...but luckily didn't get the latter.

Progress as of today: -2 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!


Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday Dec 17, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 127.0

MUCH BETTER TODAY. :-)

Breakfast: 350 so healthy.

Snack: 300 coffee / bar

lunch: will be healthy :) was good...around 550-600.

snack: almonds 100

light, healthy dinner: turkey in pita 300 and apple 100, 400

ate more than I planned after gym: health salad from supermarket: 150??, sautéed leftover eggplant 150????, and turkey 50?, and yogurt 100. 450, is ok.

2200, fine. what can I do. at least it was healthy, ya know!?

light plan for exercise: abs and little upper leg weights. maybe few mintues walk on treadmill or bike to get a lil more cardio (will probably skip cardio at lunch - it's snowing.) and don't have exercise clothes to go next door to the gym.  I walked on the treadmill at the gym next door from work during lunch for 12 min. was good.

Progress as of today: -2 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 12/18/2013:
Sounds healthy to me ! .



Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Dec 16, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 127.0

wow, no entry until 8:18pm....yep, busy day :-) even though I was sorta angry about it before, I got to the gym & had a great workout, I'm feeling so relaxed now :-D

Breakfast: very healthy - low carb wrap, one egg, one egg white, lots of pumpkin with stevia, some strawberries 350

snack: coffee, bar 300

lunch: primarily healthy. wrap with turkey. lots of "palak" pakastani style spinach spread. which I put on the wrap as I ate it! needed something different. oh, and half a tasty apple around 600...and this natural energy shot thing (no crazy things in it, sorta!)

snacks: apple, almonds, and a protein shake during upper body excellent workout! 450 at most.

total so far: 1700

snack when I got home: more tasty pumpkin (when you add stevia) in a greek yogurt yum! 150

total: lower and excellent. proud of this total:  around 1850-1900. perfect for me, for maintenance & weight loss. go me.

goodnight all.

 

 

Progress as of today: -2 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 12/17/2013:
G'night



Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Dec 15, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 127.0

Good Morning...

3am snack - all natural Pure Bar. mostly fat/carbs low protein chocolate flavor.- more like a healthier dessert & that's why I will probably end up buying more, actually. (ingredients include: dates, agave nectar, rice protein, cashew butter, almonds, almonds, walnuts cocoa)..and then peanut butter on a roll with a packet of stevia - 250. total = 450, good. (will count 150 cal of this with yesterday....so, 300 here)

8am Breakfast: cereal & almond milk: 30, 120, 120 (270), roll 120 with pb and jelly (270), and another 3/4 of a roll 90, with 1/2 pb 60 (150) = around 700. eh. thank god I didn't eat the whole 2nd roll.

10am large snack: veggies 100?, crackers 180, spread 50?, fruit 50-100: 400.

1400...may eat higher cals today as it looks like it already....and I just can't start trying to starve myself. will probably stop by old navy, use all the coupons I found, buy some larger pants to wear so I am more comfortable until getting back to the size 4's (I am around a 6 now I think...)

2pm snack before doing errands: turkey 100 and spinach dip 150.

snack during errands: 300.

snack after pool 150, followed by sautéed eggplant (damn...was so good but wasn't supposed to have it now!) 350...

2250-2300. decent (but not if I want to lose weight).  overall though, good job, considering how the morning went! good for me - especially on exercise. I think I was actually in the pool 30 minutes instead of 20 (can't remember the time I started - if it was 6:50 or 7pm) either way, good job to me.

Let me plan my day so it doesn't turn into a massive eating-fest:

  1. set up new modem to be done another day
  2. read for half hour? probably not today but spent a lot of time chatting with a friend
  3. return old navy clothes purchased last week without coupon and then re-purchase with maybe a few extras (get there around 1?) got there at 4:00pm & I saved $95 dollars
  4. buy Epsom salts for my legs yup
  5. snack was this cooked seawood dish from the supermarket - AMAZING - maybe like 200 cal. and a small bar. 100.
  6. pool (even if just for 20 min) (around 3:30?) did it - around 7pm! and got an AMAZING small lesson from the lifeguard! bonus!
  7. stop by store to pick up some food...(yogurt and chicken?) supermarket closed as I was parking in the lot at 7:50 lol
  8. home for rest of day. (around 5?) home around 8

so, at least I got most of the list done. right? 

 

Progress as of today: -2 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 12/16/2013:
Wow ! What a day. Bonus !


V on 12/16/2013:
Hey girl, just stopping by to say hello and I miss you! Hoping to have some down time to catch up with you all while I'm on vacation :) Shalom <3



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