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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:

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


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


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:

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

Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Dec 14, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 127.0

woke up at 3am, decided to do laundry at 4am....slept through getting my clothes after the dryer lol and this guy had to take some of them out lol!  overall though, a good night and start to the weekend.

4-5am Breakfast 1: 450

10am Breakfast 2: 400

snack:medium coffee with milk and 2 equal. 50

BIG LUNCH around 2:45-3pm: tons of veggies & some lean deli turkey...along with 4 servings of different carbs (overdone, but so good on a snowy day) and peanut butter...lol (ended with peanut butter on a roll) - around 900 cal. lol maybe even 850....perhaps.

I am home the rest of the day (3pm on) bc it's snowing and not work a car accident. on days like today, the goal is never to eat low calories because I am around so much food I wouldn't ever stick to it....so therefore, it's better for me success-wise to indulge a little.

dinner: cooked cabbage and carrots 50?, yogurt 100, chocolate bar 200.

2100. plus 150 from Sunday AM's 3am snack....2250.

maybe a snack.

really not liking being home....and...my legs hurt. not sure what to do other than think positive and the pain will go away.

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

Horn_Of_Plenty - Friday Dec 13, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 127.0

Breakfast:: veggies/fruit 100, wrap 100, 1 whole egg 1 egg white 100, yogurt with stevia 150: 450, great!

snack: bar, coffee.

very healthy day. but high stress....but so busy high stress, that it felt good if you know what I mean. unfortunately though, I reached for caffeine most of the day to power me thru - especially after lunch and before the gym that I got to around 7pm.

calories after lunch: a nice, low 1150.

snack: 50 for a few almonds, 150 for roasted brussel sprouts from the supermarket and wow were they good!, and 2 big egg whites 50. total - 250 - and this was my sort-of-dinner with diet pepsi...before gym. and tons of vitamin water zero (one and a half bottles)

during gym: more to power me thru - small protein shake with half banana and one scoop protein. 200


after gym: well, makes sense, too much - but all healthy. around 600 cal.

total: 2200.

even though I was completely inactive most of the day, the gym workout (around 45 min upper body) was extremely strong. without hardly any rest periods and doing more of a high intensity circuit training for upper body. It was good & I am sure that overall today, with that workout, I may have burned more than 2200 cal. or at least that much. :-)

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

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