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Horn_Of_Plenty - Thursday Feb 19, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 126.0

Wednesday: no exercise. went to bed at 8pm. was feeling sick.

Thursday Morning: need to buy cough drops. going to gym after work. leg calf muscles still sore (in a good way) from 80 flights of steps Monday - so no cardio till the soreness is gone - probably fri or Saturday.

Legs still sore Thursday night, but getting better. No worries here.  Depending on how the next month goes, I may decide to enter the academy early this July, still thinking about it. 

Better to stay in the union the 5 years so I can get the small pension every month when I retire, but not sure it's worth it or not to stay...however, I have to remember, I can quit early...before the summer 2016 academy starts (this is if I stick it out extra for the pension).  If I stick it out for the long run, till Summer 2016, I will quit my job even as early as APRIL.  I can use the extra months to travel, etc.  And maybe even be paid for part of April....OR....I will take vacations and use sick days and quit early May. either way, it's really not that long from now....so I just need to relax, work, take a breath or two!, and say to myself: you can make it one more year!!! No need to enter the academy this summer or this January.....hold thru for the long run. Then you get that nice pension...which may even be an extra $1,000 per month year when I retire....you know what!? I need to call them / go online to figure out how much it is....just used the calculator on the website, and I think it'll entitle me to around $30,000 total when I retire. that's decent (based off of just 5 years work), and enough to make me wanna stay at my job thru 2016. $30,000 could buy me something(s) nice! 

been sick for about one week now, but I think i'm on the mend compared with how bad i was coughing last night :)  and, not sick enough to skip the gym lol. just a bad dry cough and sore throat. but I made sure to take the medicine before the gym so that it wasn't an issue at all tonight.  I didn't look sick and I doubt i'm still contagious.

you see, I like to fit in exercise, so, going to the gym even if slightly feeling under the weather, still makes me feel GREAT during & after the workout!

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

grannyannie on 02/19/2015:
Uh oh, not catching something are you? Hope you're okay!


puddles on 02/19/2015:
Have a great day.


Maria7 on 02/19/2015:
Hope you feel better. Take care.


nenak on 02/20/2015:
Hope your back to your best soon x


Umpqua on 02/20/2015:
I hope you feel better soon. We're all sniffly here and the unrelenting cold doesn't help things!


liza36 on 02/20/2015:
Feel better. I'm so impressed you still go to the gym while feeling slightly under the weather. Keep it up!



Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday Feb 17, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 126.0

exercise: weights and abs. no walking.

calories: around 2000.

remember my whole talk with my boss about OT!?!?!??!?!

well F it.

It got me NOWHERE.

I worked 1.5 hours OT today.

and FOR NO PAY.

bc apparently all the extra time I gave the company to make up for the company being closed two extra days (Friday after Christmas & Friday after New Years), I was PAID for. so, all those extra hours, probably at LEAST 15-20 if not much more since Christmas, means squat. Because I was paid. SO.....I STILL HAVE TO MAKE UP 16 HOURS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WHEN I SPECIFICALLY WAS TRYING TO PUT A DAMPER OVER IT FOR AWHILE.

THERE IS NO MERCY. AND I'M NOT JOKING HERE. I AM SO ANGRY AND FRUSTRATED.

MY BLOOD IS BOILING.

I have no balance in my life.

I HOPE I CAN MANAGE THRU THIS JOB TILL THE ACADEMY.

I WANT TO QUIT SO BADLY BUT CAN'T AS I HAVE NOWHERE ELSE TO GO RIGHT NOW.

PLEASE DON'T TELL ME TO LOOK FOR A JOB. THIS IS IT FOR NOW. AND IT'S BAD.

I AM ANGRY, HURT, AND THAT'S ALL THERE IS TO IT.

REGULAR ACNE ON MY CHIN, ALMOST ALWAYS THERE FOR THE PAST 3 MONTHS, NOW I'M ALSO SICK SINCE LAST WEEK, TWO UTI'S IN THE SUMMER, AND FOR THE PAST 4 MONTHS - BREAKTHROUGH BLEEDING BETWEEN PERIODS AS WELL AS LATER AND LONGER PERIODS THAN NORMAL.

I AM STRESSED OUT.

AND IT'S BECAUSE OF THIS OT SH.T.

THIS IS WHAT PROLONGED MY LEG SYMPTOMS.

THIS JOB SUXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

AND THE MEN ARE FREAK-N AS-HOLES. (it's all men in administration - no women).

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

grannyannie on 02/18/2015:
I understand jobs that suck! Good luck getting through the unfairness!!


puddles on 02/18/2015:
Sorry to hear all the stuff that is going on. Hope you have a better day.


thinnside40 on 02/18/2015:
Dangit anyway H-O-P! YOU ARE STRONG. Going to make it.... Your worth it! Use it to fuel your hearts desire!!!!!


nenak on 02/19/2015:
Hope it eases soon x


nenak on 02/19/2015:
Hope it eases soon x



Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Feb 16, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 126.0

Good Morning & Happy President's Day :)

my entry got deleted not fair! lol I can't type it again right now....

breakfast: hot water with lemon, turmeric, sea salt & stevia 20...followed the Maypo Oatmeal (not oatbran, I read it wrong lol), with a mix of coconut water/almond milk 150, 1/2 cup of canned pumpkin 50 made with tons of cinnamon & stevia, and what I look forward to lately - 2 tablespoons of peanut butter on top of everything which usually melts a little bit. 200. total here: 420 and tasty....and, surprisingly, this type of breakfast is leaving me pretty satisfied in the morning - so much that even though it's a lower protein amount, I may start having it / something similar during the week and not just weekends!

Exercise was walking 80 flights of stairs (at my apartment, with a bazillion rest breaks) building is around 20 floors high and I walked it 4x up and 2x down (elevator the other 2x) Snack after exercise: Larabar coconut cream pie 210, kombucha 70 and lunch an hour later Lunch: cabbage vegetable soup 150 and tasty sweet potato chips (comfort food) 1150, good! Laundry soon :) spending this cold day at home. It's 4 degrees Fahrenheit. Okay....another Larabar Alt Bar - chocolate chip maroon 270 cal. The only good thing about these bars is they have very little ingredients and are all natural. Similiar to if u baked a treat at home... Around 1450, must relax now a bit with the eating.

2250 cal.

throat is still a little sore, but, no fever.

plan is for gym tomorrow night. weights. and to walk on the treadmill for 20 minutes during lunch.

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

puddles on 02/16/2015:
Wishing you a great day.


thinnside40 on 02/16/2015:
You got some pie :) That's a lot of steps.... Enjoy your warm day inside!


thinkpositive on 02/17/2015:
Wow! Impressed with your stair climbing!


Umpqua on 02/17/2015:
Larabars are a staple around here for a quick snack. They're ridiculously overpriced but one of the few "clean" power snacks around, so worth the $ IMO for a quick breakfast or snack on the go. I'm glad you're feeling better!


Maria7 on 02/17/2015:
4 degrees and I thought we are cold in the mid 30's today. Wow. Stay warm!


biscottibody59 on 02/17/2015:
Hope you're having a good day--keep up the good work!



Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Feb 15, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 126.0

Day was great. Started off shakey but got better as it went along! Dinner with family was also better than expected !!

Around 2250 cals, great!

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

thinnside40 on 02/15/2015:
Yay!!!!!


nenak on 02/16/2015:
Great x


thinkpositive on 02/17/2015:
Glad things turned out well.



Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Feb 14, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 126.0

Happy Saturday.

8am Breakfast: Maypo Oatmeal with coconut water/almond milk mix 210, 1/4 cup pumpkin 30, and peanut butter 200....and a big indulgence in sweet potato chips 360. total: 800! hopefully it'll hold me over till lunch.

overeating too much not sure why. 10am - protein bar and some veggie chips 300

1100. not so great...will fix it up, not in the mood for a binge. (clothes already tight, there's no wiggle room for poor choices when i don't have to - i have TONS of veggies at home right now!) most already cooked up!

light meal at noon: vegetable soup, mainly with cabbage in a tomato broth along with some other veggies, but mostly cabbage. 100

1200, good!

 

Calories probably around 2200, great!

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

puddles on 02/14/2015:
Wishing you a great day and a Happy Valentine's day.


thinnside40 on 02/14/2015:
I need to find some Maypo. Haven't seen it anywhere in a long time. Hope your day wound up being as you wished for it to be.


nenak on 02/15/2015:
I am also over eating and it's driving me crazy!! Hope you ended your day we'll x



Horn_Of_Plenty - Friday Feb 13, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 126.0

now I officially have one last vacation day :) to use for work.  I plan to use it in March when my taxes are ready - so I can drop them off personally to the acct and not have to worry about mailing them in. and also so he can do them right there - while i'm there. and that should only take up a small portion of the day!   And then we get new days in April.  I always do a great job spreading them over the year lol.

around 2300 cals. good. did a full weights routine upper body and abs. also walked quite a bit today. feels good to be getting more active again!

it was such a weak strain of the flu.  i'm taking Tamiflu. and getting much better already. thankfully :)

Happy Friday! Got a lot of sleep last night so I am feeling a bit better. Woke up around midnight and took NyQuil to ensure extra sleep and it worked. Probably around 10 hours sleep. So bc if that, and bc my symptoms are better, off to gym for weights. I just can't sit home the whole day I have off. I may also go to the mall to walk bc it's too cold to be outside for more than 5 minutes! But we shall see, bc it is also important that I actually do also relax and rest up!

breakfast: 550 (maypo oat bran w/ some almond milk and coconut water mixed = sweet oatmeal taste, some canned pumpkin with cinnamon & stevia, 2 tablespoons peanut butter, sweet potato chips).

snack: coffee and then a protein shake made with one banana, one scoop protein, and milk. around 400 here. followed up by another small banana 100. so 500.

total here: 1050, good.

big late lunch around 2pm: tons of veggies, sautéed, and some slaw salad with oil / vinegar: probably around 450. oh and some blackberries. 500.

1550, good. allowing myself more calories today, since I did some cardio and weights. and i'm off...and feeling better.  for me, it's more about increasing cardio than limiting calories.

4:30 bigger snack than planned bc I was holding a big bag of potato chips and had the craving....250 cals for sweet potato chips - worth it.

total so far: 1800, good...

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

puddles on 02/13/2015:
How did your Dr. appointment go yesterday. Wishing you a great day.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 02/13/2015:
The nurse tested for strep and flu. the dr said both were negative and then double checked them...and then said I had the option of being prescribed Tamiflu antibiotic for 5 days bc I probably had a strain of the flu. and I think I do...because the antibiotics worked and I am feeling much better already haven already taken it morning/night yesterday & this morning. And the gym actually had me feeling better, the longer I was there!


thinnside40 on 02/13/2015:
Glad the medicine is working rapidly. Have a good restful weekend.


museumgirl on 02/13/2015:
glad you are feeling better!



Horn_Of_Plenty - Thursday Feb 12, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 126.0

A little under the weather since Monday afternoon. Throat is now sore and yesterday I def had a small fever before bed so going to the dr this am and deciding after if I will go to work...probably.

At dr now, getting tested for strep and flu.

Breakfast: oat bran 120 with some coconut water and almond milk 30, 1/2 cup canned pumpkin 50, peanut butter 200. Total 400, excellent.

Calories Wednesday were good. Not more than 2000 and half hour lunch. Fell asleep early bc I was feeling sick and took some over the counter cold/flu medicine which knocked me out.

Prob around 2300 and no exercise.

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

thinnside40 on 02/12/2015:
Uh Oh.... Positive vibes you'll feel better soon.


Maria7 on 02/12/2015:
Prayed for your healing...hoping you feel better. :-) Rest.


Umpqua on 02/12/2015:
Take care of yourself and I hope you feel better.


innerpeace on 02/12/2015:
take care, hope you are feeling better soon!


liza36 on 02/12/2015:
Oh no, hope you feel better soon!



Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday Feb 10, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 126.0

Around 2200. More carbs bc exercising. Walk at lunch outside and weights in evening.

Goodnight.

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

thinkpositive on 02/10/2015:
Good job with your exercise!


puddles on 02/10/2015:
Sounds like a great day.


thinnside40 on 02/10/2015:
Great!


museumgirl on 02/11/2015:
A walk sounds great, have a good day.


Umpqua on 02/11/2015:
I hope all is well HOP. You're kicking butt with the exercise!



Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Feb 09, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 126.0

not more than 2,000 cal.

25 min stroll on treadmill at lunch :)

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

thinnside40 on 02/09/2015:
{*;*} YAY {*;*}



Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Feb 08, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 126.0

Good Morning :)

Once again, I slept well last night. Maybe even more like 9 hours. I went to be very early, around 8pm because I was feeling really tired and slept till around 5:30am?  Don't wanna write it, but my legs are burning a little bit this morning. I did extra walking yesterday, so maybe that's why or maybe it's in my head. who knows. I will at least use the leg massager rod I have here before leaving for the gym.

Breakfast: Maypo Oatbran 200, made with coconut water 60, canned pumpkin with stevia/cinnamon 40, and smart balance nut butter 200. total 500. good!

I am planning on a good weights workout this morning, around 8 or 9 when the gym opens. just gotta shower ;)

 

Very dizzy and tired this afternoon.

Overall calories around 2350, good.

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

museumgirl on 02/08/2015:
Glad you got a good night's sleep. Hope your legs feel better today :)


puddles on 02/08/2015:
Sleep is important. Congrats on that. Have a great day.


nenak on 02/08/2015:
Have a great day x


thinnside40 on 02/08/2015:
Take it easy if your still dizzy/tired.... Sorry about it.


Umpqua on 02/09/2015:
I hope you have a great week and stay safe with all this snow we're getting!



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