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Horn_Of_Plenty - Friday Jul 08, 2016
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 114.6

Breakfast banana and protein muffin 360 and kombucha 400 total. Snack: banana 120 520.

early lunch: chips 200, wrap with cc and salami 300 - 500

1020

snack: small banana 100, peach 80, bar 190 - around 400

1400, fine.

 

Doing laundry also getting nails done later and pedicure and more.cash from bank before I pick my friend up at airport. My apt is so clean :-) happy. I even put up a new and pretty and colorful shower curtain!!!

Around 1920 7-day average :-)

Progress as of today: 4.4 lbs lost so far, only 2.6 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 07/08/2016:
Have a great weekend!

Horn_of_plenty on 07/08/2016:
OMG TY!


puddles on 07/08/2016:
Enjoy your weekend and your company J.

horn_of_plenty on 07/08/2016:
Ty Frann I am sitting right next to him :-)


thinkpositive on 07/09/2016:
Have a fun weekend.

horn_of_plenty on 07/09/2016:
:-) thanks lady!



Horn_Of_Plenty - Thursday Jul 07, 2016
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 116.0

1860 6-day avg

Forgot to set my clock and needed to not rush this morning because i have a cleaning lady coming & needed to lock my belongings as well as make sure to bring everything with me food-wise for work, make sure to use the bathroom in an unrushed manner as i just can't rush anymore, and make sure to bring gym clothes lol....

So I got to work 45 min late. LOL. All is GOOD. Boss understands completely about the fact it's a busy week thankfully.  I may actually have to work late at work today now...till 5pm with a short lunch oops.

I will probably be writing far less tomorrow thru Monday...visitor at my place for the long weekend over here.

Planning to go to gym tonight for a final workout until Tuesday (Monday i don't want to have to do anything after I drop him at airport. I may change my mind and go to gym Monday, but totally not sure.  

Leg is a bit sore still and tight from all the walking I did at beach this past Monday. But staying positive & stretching...and getting extra sleep.

So like I said, I'm going to gym tonight & also going to pick up my favorite brand of sleeping pill so I have it in case....and reutrn the store brand ones...maybe i'll do that next week at the pharmacy, yes...I will take one probably tonight, my last night taking it until further notice and not while he's here this weekend obviously.

Extra sleep as helped, a lot.

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Kombucha: 120 (around 3 servings)

Late breakfast: banana 120, coffee 50, wrap with salami and cream cheese 280. 450.

lunch: around 280 only - popcorn, light tuna, some cabbage and little broccoli too.

total so far: 850...

1050

1550

 

Progress as of today: 3 lbs lost so far, only 4 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 07/08/2016:
I hope you can relax and have a good weekend. Get some rest, HP.

Horn_of_plenty on 07/08/2016:
Will do :-D

sleep was GREAT.


grannyannie on 07/08/2016:
Enjoy your weekend!

horn_of_plenty on 07/08/2016:
Thank u so much :-)



Horn_Of_Plenty - Wednesday Jul 06, 2016
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 116.0

i think 1950?

Didn't sleep so well last night, but not the worst. (had a lot of caffeine at 5pm before gym is why) I'll make up for it tonight :-)  Tonight is my last night during this workweek that i need to get good sleep, actually.  I can sleep in on Friday!

I hope everyone is doing well. I know also that a lot of people in the US take vacations around this time especially since it's a short week :-)

6am: seltzer with stevia & also some kombucha 50. later coffee at work 50. 100.

8:30am: wrap with cream cheese and salami 300. and most of a banana 100 400.

snack: most of a bar, gave piece to boss 150, all vegan and plant-based, lower protein and higher carb, some fat.

650, excellent.

1pm lunch was light: popcorn 100, spinach 100, kale 100, and some turnip thing in sauce 250? total around 550. no meat. wasn't at all in the mood for the tuna i brought. ugh.

1200 before dinner...

After work plan is to get lots of cooked veggies to last till after my Canadian friend goes back home next week Monday...lol...so i can just come home and chill after i drop him at airport. I don't want to do ANYTHING else on Monday.!!!!!!!!! That's the only plan for today. no walking, no nothing. go home :-) read. and call my dad bc he's being insistant lately that i call him even though this week is rather busy.

 

Progress as of today: 3 lbs lost so far, only 4 lbs to go!

puddles on 07/06/2016:
Have a great week.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/06/2016:
I'm making it happen :-)


innerpeace on 07/06/2016:
Cherish the time with parents! Call your dad! Enjoy your short work week and the time with your visiting friend. Take care.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/06/2016:
Thanks for the good advice...sometimes i need some extra good people like you steering me down the right path!



Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday Jul 05, 2016
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 116.0

Morning 6am: kombucha 50

8:30am at work: coffee with milk & equal 50, low carb wrap with cream cheese and herbed salami (really tasty change of pace!, comes pre-sliced and with TONS of herbs) 300 at most for the wrap

snack: most of a healthy high protein Vegan bar

lunch: healthy. old but still ok sauteed spinach with garlic from last Sunday ouch lol..maybe popcorn, and tofu with some extra sea salt, diet coke 550 appox if i eat most of it.

snack before gym: banana #2 (needing it right now), granola bar, caffeine drink 250 most.

Evening: light ice cream and potato sticks 400

total today is perfect: 1750.

4-day average is a bit high: 1920/day.

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 I am sore in upper thighs and hurting a little in my left ankle. If i have to skip the gym i will, although, i'm only going for upper body really. I am trying to continue with my workouts (2 more) this week & will attempt to do it all within reason.

Good thing is I am getting most of the sleep I need (with help of sleeping pills) but if I'm going to get thru this period of time with a lot going on, sleeping is something that can't be skipped. The pills are actually helping me sleep usually beyond the 7-8 hrs, sometimes more like 9hrs.

I am glad my body can rest right now at least while sleeping. I'm too busy to skimp on sleep also.

I have made it so that after my friend from Canada goes home, I will also be able to rest a little bit before going straight back to work -  a 3-day week next week also like this week.  By having the extra rest, I will be able to continue to feel pretty good for the rest of this summer.  

I was going to go to the beach a day after he goes home (next Tuesday, my last day off before going back to work after Canadian guy goes home) with my best friend, but instead decided to take it easy and only do things around my apartment, errands, gym, etc - but no extra day plans like beach or getting together with friends bc it's too much.

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It's going to be a crazy week - letting you all know in advance that i may not be commenting a lot as I have a lot going on this week...and my mind is sorta wishy washy right now.

I am working Tues thru Thursday and trying to keep my gym sessions. (one tuesday & one either thursday or maybe friday).

my friend from Canada is coming for the weekend starting Friday afternoon till Monday morning.

I have a TON going on this coming weekend.  :-) All good things. 

Progress as of today: 3 lbs lost so far, only 4 lbs to go!

puddles on 07/05/2016:
Make the most of it. Have a great day J. I posted the Broccoli Salad for you to see the ingredients.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/05/2016:
yes....i saw it thank you! I do enjoy reading up on ingredients so thank you again. It is something i wouldn't make myself though...too rich :-) but i can see very tasty.

Enjoy your day Franny xo



Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Jul 04, 2016
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 116.0

kombucha around 9am 50

10am: small but satisfying wap with whipped cream cheese and herbed salami 250

dinner: maybe around 700?

saying today's total is 2050. good. lots of exercise walking at beach - too much exercise actually. long story, best i stop now :-)

3-day calorie average:  1975/day (lil too high...)

 

Progress as of today: 3 lbs lost so far, only 4 lbs to go!

puddles on 07/04/2016:
Your days seems to have started the right way - have a good one.

Horn_of_plenty on 07/04/2016:
it did Frann...and kept doing the right way too.

i'm a bit distracted.

of course i'll still make entries...may even skip a few days at the end of this week..

lots going on :) staycation with my friend visiting from Peterborough (near Toronto)



Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Jul 03, 2016
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 116.0

8am breakfast: Cinnamon apple Mighty Muffin (not in love with the flavor but it was part of a sample package so i wasn't gonna throw it out...) 220, with extra fish oil pills 20, banana 120, and cream cheese on top of the muffin after microwaving 60: 420, good.

11am brunch: soy chicken, mixed veggies in a little sauce 300, chips 130: 430.

12:30lunch? - bacon jerky 300, strawberries 100: 400

total so far is fine: 1250 :-)

afternoon snacks: pringles 100 cal pack, popcorn 100 cal, granola bar 100 cal, banana 120 cal. total: 420

total so far: 1670, fine...going to gym, but just for a light late afternoon sesson. upper front thighs are sore from jet skiing...and my body's digestive system is seriously out of whack today...but also since i'll be out, i'll pick up some food for the week & cash as well when i pass citibank on the way to the gym. I will be busy all day tomorrow & it's best i get this done before the week starts.  I always forget how long it takes my body to rest after a big event / big day / big night. sheesh.

If i go to the gym, i should make in an easy session...or i may just skip it really, undecided still...feeling sore from jet skiing...not sure what i'm doing today really. 

good thing is all my laundry is finished. and i did a few extra things like my throw blanket on my couch and also the bathmats.  I have company coming Friday and these are a couple items i did in advance and glad they are clean and will be pretty clean for the weekend still - saves me laundry time & hassel for laundry i will need to do right before company comes, probably doing it Thursday evening.

total today is 2,120 great :) gym worked out :)

day avg approx 1935/day. excellent.  ____________________________________________________________________

Jet Skiing was an overall success for our first time. Now I can rest saying I've done it! Relaxing right now. Glad i don't have plans. laundry and gym should be enough today. I'll try to get to the gym a lil early since i just realized i was at the gym on the early side Friday so it's ok for me to get there a few hours earlier & not have to go late at night tonight....i like to wait 48hrs before sessions.

Yesterday was a FULL and fun day! I met my friend at 1pm and we drove off to go Jet Skiing. We got there at 2pm and filled out the forms and waviers. After all was said and done and we went out with our (private) guide...worked out so well that we got one guide all to ourselves!...we were out in the Atlantic Ocean with the boats and having the time of our lives.  Water was a bit choppy. So we didn't make it to Coney Island...but we still had fun & that's what it should be about. :-) I am proud of my friend jen and myself.  We all know females usually don't have the same levels of testosterone as guys...and i'm proud of us two women heading out and jet skiing on our own. What an awesome day.

After we were done jet skiing, we got back around 4pm to the jet ski rental place. Around 5pm we were back at my friend's house and we hopped out of her car and into mine. We went to quickly drop our waterproof cameras off at CVS by here house (and also pretty close to my work) and i also picked up some sugar free drinks for us as we were both STARVING. We then drove off to go out to eat at a Hibachi place sorta by her (20 min away) and we shared the main dish which was all hibachi veggies and then extra bean sprouts instead of noodles / rice...and Chilean Sea Bass. It's worth it to share. We also had a nice soup and salad. She got two drinks but I did the "right thing" and had an appetizer of hibachi asparagus! haha. Big meal as I ate the entire thing. We were so hungry.

We also did a fast shopping at a discount jewelry store before dinner since we were in a shopping center and everything was on sale for around $1.99 each! and the earrings / necklaces were a really NICE selection for that price!!

When dinner was over, we drove to another town called Forest Hills. It's also in Queens. She wanted to pick up some pastries for both her boyfriend and daughter who was coming home the next day to celebrate her bday with my friend. So we went there. Forest Hills is a very "uppity & lively" town and a town with a huge nightlife. Many restaurants and bars and afffluent people there. We walked around a bit, talked to some friendly cops, and enjoyed life. I got home after dropping her off first...i got home around 11pm! What a nice day yesterday was. Glad to be home today without a place to be. VERY happy about it.

 

 

Progress as of today: 3 lbs lost so far, only 4 lbs to go!

puddles on 07/03/2016:
Glad you enjoyed your day J.

horn_of_plenty on 07/03/2016:
Thanks F. Me too. Happy no injuries!!


Donkey on 07/04/2016:
Props for the jet ski adventure. I read that and thought "scary!" Good for you!

Horn_of_plenty on 07/04/2016:
thanks Jul... i will comment on your entry as well...but a lot is going on & i am very distracted right now...

thank you so much for the props, i will probably only do it 1x in my life alone. :-) only other times would be on the back of a strong man.



Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Jul 02, 2016
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 116.0

Food: 

9am Snack in AM, bar: 200. all natural, vegan totally all natural and not an artificial protein bar at all. Higher fat and lower sugar 9g and protein only 7g (wanted to try this new bar and it was tasty). and also a banana as I know i need more potassium / magnesium. 120.

320. all healthy.

11:30: bar coconut whey protien 150

1pm and then i had a wrap before jet skiing 300 cal at most and caffeine.

around 750.

big dinner: prob around 1,000 most.

total yesterday was excellent: 1750. SUPER SUCCESS.

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Weighed a totally empty 116lbs this morning after nothing in stomach, etc. I hope to bring the # down a hair more (i would prefer to weigh 112-115 and I think i'd settle there), actually, if I can - but there's no time limit. I'm loving the new lower weight that i've had since like March. Just loving it. Clothes fit better, everything's better at the lower weight. 

I am happy with my current weight, don't get me wrong.

Anyways, today's a great day.

I am going Jet Skiing today in the afternoon with my friend from work at a local place called Rockaway Jet Ski.   You can google it if you are interested in seeing what it's about. It's a Jet Ski tour with a group of folks. We are going from the "Rockaways" in Queens all the way to "Coney Island" which is the home of the famous Nathan's Hot Dog eating contest as well as an Amusement park with a famous roller coaster.  The whole tour is 1.5hrs round trip.  We'll be jet skiing in the Atlantic Ocean.

I'm going to drive to her (30 min) and then go from there. but first, i need to get the brazilian wax done which is about 10 min from her as she lives right by my work and that's where the wax place is.  I wanted to go after work yesterday but the woman was busy & i wasn't going to wait & waste time after work when i still had to go to the gym. Yesterday did work out quite well also.

Everything worked out great yesterday, I got the waterproof cameras too just in time in the mail from Amazon yesterday! I ordered them knowing they'd arrive just in time. I got them for such a steal - 4 cameras for $30 total. In the store, 1 camera was $20. Glad i was able to return it. I bought 4 because my coworker wanted two and i wanted 1....and the price of 4 for $30 was good. I'll use my second camera next weekend when my friend form Canada comes & we go to the beach again! So it was worth the price. oh yeah!  

Jet Skiing costs me a pretty penny indeed. It was $200 to sign up for this activity. But worth it as I've never been. I count this weekend as a mini-vacation (not going anywhere on vacation until maybe my friend's bachelorette mini vaca in late October.  I'm enjoying these mini trips and activities. 

I'm happy overall with my life. Very happy. I'm getting to do new things & have new experiences. 

Progress as of today: 3 lbs lost so far, only 4 lbs to go!

puddles on 07/02/2016:
Sounds like you are in a great place in your life. Hope you really enjoy your day.



Horn_Of_Plenty - Friday Jul 01, 2016
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 115.0

Home: kombucha 50, work: coffee 50 100 total.

Work Breakfast: wrap with lox and cream cheese! 300, banana 120.

total so far: 520...

skipping breakfast bar and having lunch at noon - trying to be healthy at work and eat a little less calories as we are getting out early today. going to get waxed after work again...if there's no wait...

12PM lunch: popcorn 100 cal skinny pop brand, cabbage and cole slaw mixed 150, tuna chunk light i don't think i want to buy it again? 70 :-) healthy....fast at work as in the email "No Lunch" haha and leave at 2pm...total for lunch is 350 at most.

total so far today: 850, excellent. I need a low cal day as my weight is sort of up right now around 118.

200 snack before gym

1050...

After gym: some veggies 200 (some sauce), banana 120, muffin 260: 580 (more than planned but still very FINE! did great.

total today: 1650. did GREAT. kept it nice & low.

 1855 per day this week = excellent!

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Afternoon Plans:

get out of work at 2pm. get extra cash from supermarket (for brazilian wax she only takes cash)

get brazilian wax (so i don't have to do it next week because next week will be very busy also and my Canadian friend is coming for the weekend next weekend and well...i'll just get this done now as a week is still good timing for things like this!)

go home, drop off my stuff, get dressed for gym while home instead of later at the gym...check if i got my waterproof cameras from amazon

and if so, return the camera i bought from Rite Aid for double the price ($20 in store, but 4 for $30 on amazon - i bought 4 (2 for me, 2 for coworker - i will use another camera next weekend when my friend is here from Canada)!

and gym. :-)  then home...and relaxing....all night.

I don't think i will need a sleeping pill as i am pretty tired right now at 12:40pm after lunch.  ? not sure about this. we'll see when i get home from the gym later tonight.

I have been sleeping a lot more this week. needed it.

All in all, I am quite tired but i do realize i've planned extra for some rest during the long weekend. So even though I am tired now, I'm also glad I have planned to do everything in moderation this weekend.

Someone from work who is attracted to me offered we get together Saturday early evening, but, I'm turning him down. I think the beach for jet skiing is enough? We'll see how I feel then? I think Jet Skiing is good enough plans for Saturday..no need to throw in planning to have $ex too in evening in addition to jet skiing...!? lol. tmi!?  too much guys!?  I actually will not rise to his (sorta frequent trying as he's been trying with me for few months i'd say)....not rising to his bait just yet. :)

 

 

Progress as of today: 4 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

puddles on 07/01/2016:
I had to chuckle at your comment about the guy... could be the best sleeping pill J... lol Enjoy your weekend...



Horn_Of_Plenty - Thursday Jun 30, 2016
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 115.0

1250 after lunch, good. ...peach 80

bigger dinner, but healthy still: around 600.

total: 1950. good.

1 mile walk outside :)

because i've been tired, i had extra carbs (pretzels) at lunch. i'm also skipping gym tonight and going tomorrow after work and sunday also. we get out of work a bit early tomorrow, so i can manage extra sleep tonight and reading and quiet time as i'm very much looking foward to that. works out better not to kill myself at gym tonight :-)

1890/day 6-days

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Wed night into Thursday & Thursday night into Friday - def got more sleep, even over 8 hrs. I took a sleeping pill on Thursday night & just wish i could keep sleeping right now (6:45am). I even forgot to set my clock so it's great i woke up lol...just enough time to get ready for work....

Glad to get extra sleep. Tonight I may not need a sleeping pill...i'm already feeling so tired now.

Sleeping pills for me do not always wear off so easily.

Thankful for the extra sleep this week. Overall, my skin has improved aside from a huge pimple that i may actally take care of NEXT week if it doesn't go away easily. Today i'll try to limit my activities to only the gym after work.

Progress as of today: 4 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

puddles on 06/30/2016:
Sounds like a good plan J. Enjoy your evening of reading and relaxing.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 06/30/2016:
yeah, i do want to walk - maybe i'll go outside later for a breather (while still at work) ... and another short walk for like 10min after.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 06/30/2016:
after work :)



Horn_Of_Plenty - Wednesday Jun 29, 2016
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 115.0

1/2 kombucha bottle (1 serving only the past 2 days - very good!) 40

Breakfast = 360 (banana, bar, coffee, Bai coconut drink too - half that bottle too)

Snack:bar, water 200

 lunch healthy - sardines, saag, cucumber salad, and sauteed broccoli raab. 550 (i think i'm not having enough carbs, though not sure...)..and maybe too much caffeine..

1300 before going home, had a nature valley granola bar package for extra carbs...feeling extremely tired, i think i need to up my carbs. and maybe rest extra.

dinner: popcorn 100, jello 20, chocolate peanut butter muffin 240 with a banana 120, oh, seaweed salad 50: 530...and chips 120

1830 blech.1950.

but good calorie average at  1880 per day  - 5 days, good. need to go to bed EARLY.

have a good night folks. 

gonna read and relax

no real exercise today.

Progress as of today: 4 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

puddles on 06/29/2016:
Have a great day J. I attached a photo of grandkids so you could see who I was talking about yesterday.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 06/29/2016:
i came across it already...and you look GREAT...man...you look leaner for sure in the face and i love your shorter hair....will be commenting more later! I enjoy seeing everyone's photos! i'll attach a 'HOT' beach one soon ;)


OhioRaven on 06/29/2016:
Have a good and healthy day, HP.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 06/29/2016:
TY OR, same to you !!! :-D



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