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

6:30am Home: half banana 60 & ACV in seltzer with stevia. 60.

8:30am work breakfast: whole banana (feeling the need to have extra potassium as well as extra banana to keep from bloating after the ACV in morning.) 120, wrap 60 with lox 100 and cream cheese 90. 370. Coffee 50. 420.

Snack: Will be an Atkins Nutty Fudge Brownie 170.

Total before lunch is great: 650 :-D Healthy.

Healthy Lunch: rest of the leftover white meat turkey from last Thursday (not eating any more leftovers after today!) 200-250, leftover greens 200, and roasted potato / veggies 150 – 600 approx. fine! and maybe apple 700.

1350 after healthy lunch.

Tonight’s plan is early dinner followed by early to bed. I am not planning any exercise aside from walking in the bldg stairwell a few flights if I want to increase heart rate before dinner for like 10 min. Tonight is about relaxing.

I have 4 sick days left to use between now & April 1st.

I am planning to take one on 12/9 (next Friday) because a friend is having people over for dinner at 7pm & I don’t want to be up at the crack of dawn and go to the dinner. Same with the following Friday after that – 12/16 – it’s a friend’s birthday and will be going to a restaurant followed by a bar. No need to be up at the crack of dawn and then be up late that night when I don’t have to be. Sick days used wisely & to the rescue. This is going to be one heck of a wonderful Winter! 

2150 and 1 mile walk. Overate at dinner

1940 5-day average

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

puddles on 11/30/2016:
Nice to have plans and get together with friends. Yes well planned sick days are great I remember planning mine also when I was working. Have a great day J.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 11/30/2016:
yes, i am really getting good at balance right now. i guess the end of the best friend friendship has freed up some responsibility too....but....just happier...

Horn_Of_Plenty on 11/30/2016:
and yes, i've been chatting with Paul again and visited him 2x at his work but not again as he said he was embarassed. oh well. he's the boss, so i didn't think he'd get embarassed. like, he is the big fish there, nobody else...

so yes, we've been texting around 1 month. no progress, but def nothing bad either. I am attempting to push him to reach out to me, as it's myself who's usually the initiator. but i know this, i am not upset, and i have enough on my plate right now. i can wait right now for as many months / years as he needs as dating / marriage and stuff is not a priority on my end. But yes, i love him. he's my idea of the ideal guy.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 11/30/2016:
i want him to invite me back to his neck of the woods where he lives again (45 min to an hour from me). i like that area better than mine...and i prefer to travel to him. he has a nicer place & i would only share mine with him if first he was comfortable getting to know me MUCH better than now and long after i visited him several times first.


happy-1 on 11/30/2016:
I hope to get to the point of planning my sick and vacation with any skill. How do you keep track? Do you also track any days you were late, took a long lunch or were out early? What about in early/out late? I'd like to be more reliable for work, but can't get a grasp on how to track it.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 11/30/2016:
YEP! wow, you guessed my habits for sure!

yeah - I track it all on the computer at work. I made a few different excel files. I try to be on time, but, i do track ANY obvious changes like being late, a different or skipped lunch, or leaving late. We don't get paid overtime at all, but it's good to track so that if i work extra, i don't feel bad about leaving early on another day. Like "banking hours."

I do it with excel. and i add it up...

also, it's mandatory we make our own time sheets, so, i have that record too (but it's not accurate as much as my own records). time sheets are basic and only the total hours per day which are supposed to be reported as always the same in my case. that's why i do my own records separately.

for vacation, we need to submit vacation sheets, so i save them on the computer too. and for sick days, i just make sure to keep track of how many days i take and have left (5 sick days per year) (14 vacation days per year). I definitely keep track.


innerpeace on 11/30/2016:
Halos - are small, sweet, seedless easy-to-peel oranges

Horn_Of_Plenty on 11/30/2016:
oh, like a Clementine! nice!



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

 Home last few sips of a kombucha and also ACV with stevia in seltzer - 40 cal.

Work: first coffee 50 (came a little late and little appetite, so saved breakfast for 10:30am). banana 120, wrap 60 with cream cheese 60 and salami 110. total here: 400.

450 before lunch, excellent.

Lunch: healthy leftovers including some white meat turkey 150, veggies sauteed 200, also cashews 150, small apple 50 - 550 or so. excellent.

total so far: 1,000 :-D

snack before gym: caffeine and special k bar 100.

1,100 cal before gym - prob more like 1200 before gym, lunch a little bigger

after gym: 300.

update 4:20pm - darn i'm tired...i think bored...still going to gym of course...craving sugar for no reason. just want to sleep. didn't sleep great last night.

1500....and added chips. 1600.

 4day:  1885. excellent!

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

puddles on 11/29/2016:
Have a great day J.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 11/29/2016:
Thanks Puddy. Starting to really put myself first here...will rejoin the gym next door to work so that i can walk for even 10 min during the workday on their treadmills which breaks up sitting on my booty. So, $100 will be spend after work i think - on the gym next door to use for the next 6 months as often, or not often, as i prefer! Options & convenience are the name of the game when it comes to weight maintenance, health, fitness, goals.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 11/29/2016:
I will do whatever i can to make things happen :-D

Horn_Of_Plenty on 11/29/2016:
may not walk everyday...but it's a good option especially on rainy days. need to get up, not sit straight the day. no good.



Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Nov 28, 2016
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 115.0

500 cal before lunchtime, excellent. No snacks, just coffee.

1150 after a healthy lunch of mostly veggies, some in sauce, leftover seared tuna from yesterday's lunch, and a large kiwi. !!!!

Looking toward maybe a slighly sweeter meal tonight - like a protein muffin or something!...ended up having chicken sausage with roasted potato and root veggies (more leftovers) and some light ice cream. not more than 650 i doubt.

1800 today = great!

 1980 3-day avg. good.

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Thankful & back to work Monday Morning :-D 

Eating was pretty good over the weekend & also I am really LOVING the extra alone time to better my health (mainly physical i mean) and spend it actively outside at the park.

On Winter weekends, it will be my goal to walk & be more active when it is sunny outside, even in the dead of winter. I am so thankful for this opportunity & winter to spend strengthening my leg muscles so that i certainly will begin jogging in early Springtime.

I do like to see friends & family (and have been spending some extra time with family & probably will continue to do so thru the New Year in January), but now is not the time for extra socializing and careless fun.  Now is the time to continue to redefine, continue to make myself stronger, to be independent & to work extra hard to secure my dreams for my own future.

Now is the time to spend my freedom wisely. To spend it with nature & the outdoors. To visit parks. To continue to walk the two miles that it seems my body is happy with (or walk any distance shorter if that's what i want). And continue to make it so that I am happy with my life - both now & in the future. I am taking life by the reins & doing purposeful things to help me. 

I was invited to a party for my gym but doubt i will go - it's on a Friday night in a couple weeks & it starts 9:30pm which is quite late for a party after a full day of work. I guess it can depend on how my ankle feels? Why  dance and screw myself along? So, I may skip. Then, the following week is a friend's bday...and it's also a Friday night on which i will take the day off to sleep in & be able to fully enjoy a party at a bar - without a full day of work before it!

I have 4 sick days to use now thru April 1. So i'm using them  in order to really enjoy a social life when i can...like the Friday of the party which i will meet friends for dinner before the party and not have to be up at the crack of dawn when staying out late the night...i'm trying to be smart about things. And not to attempt to do everything...not possbile.

For this winter - it's pick & choose for me. It's do what i can, not do extra, and making sure to take care of myself & my health and not get sick like last year during wedding season for my sister when in fact i was much busier & stressed.

It's perfect timing to better myself & make my dream come true (NYPD academy in Summertime!)

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

puddles on 11/28/2016:
I am glad to hear that you are concentrating on yourself and getting yourself ready. You definitely sound happier and yes family reunions are great. I also answered your questions on my post if you feel like reading about it. Take care and pamper yourself.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 11/28/2016:
...of course i am going to read your answers :-) talk soon!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 11/28/2016:
TY for the support!


happy-1 on 11/28/2016:
"Now is the time to continue to redefine, continue to make myself stronger, to be independent & to work extra hard to secure my dreams for my own future." - I like that! I do that too starting in October with my birthday and try to have it figured out by the new year.

Horn_of_plenty on 11/28/2016:
Thanks for pointing out something powerful. someone else i know on facebook had an awesome quote today - "Always be happy, but never be satisfied." Good quote right?...I really am striving to make huge changes for this winter / spring / summer. I do not think i'll ever have everything totally figured out, but i know i'm definitely putting myself on the correct path. Keep me updated on your goals too. We can support each other, Happy!


innerpeace on 11/29/2016:
You are so inspiring. I hope to one day extract my dreams, goals and inspirations out of my head and actually make them work. Have a great day! And good luck on your journey.



Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Nov 27, 2016
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 115.0

Sunday:

1/2 mile walk. :-D in evening. it was breezy and it's all i wanted to do. 10 minutes near the end of waiting for laundry in dryer and taking it back out ! haha.

Morning Calories: Light drinking thru morning 150 cal tops - a coffee with tons of milk (and very fresh coffee at my parent's house! - coffee they picked up on vaca from Hawaii!)!!!, also an ACV in seltzer with stevia on the way to them, then 3 sucking candies.

4:45pm snack: 100 cal Fiber One Snack - Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownie 

 Dinner was sautéed veggies and nuts and a hair of tofu - 600 and then dessert 220. So around 800-850. Total today approx 2000. Ugh too high. But healthy.

2-day avg = 2075/day

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All Sunday morning I was with my dad and grandma. I drove home to my parent's house around 9am. Then, my dad & I drove to go visit her. She's 95 and not alert very much and can no longer talk.  However, she was awake today and i kissed her and spoke to her a lot and touched her face and hands and sat with her. We were there around 2 hours visiting her (my dad and i).

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12:45pm Lunch was huge with both parents around 850 cal at least. it was all pretty natural, a mexican place. just big portions and with chips, beans, corn which are high cal ingredients as well as an ample amount of seared tuna. It was all in a healthy salad, over romaine and hardly any dressing. nice.

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I then did a couple errands myself after lunch after getting back to my parent's house & picking up my car there, not too much from 2pm-4pm (food shopping a small amount, put air in tires, and also did one more thing for me - went to 30 min electrolysis session for face hair around mouth and chin....yeah...treat to myself and bought as a groupon on sale).

I started up small couple loads of laundry around 4:30pm. Took a 10min walk just to get the blood flowing while clothes were drying & that was enough :-D  No need to overdo!

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

Donkey on 11/27/2016:
Well done!

Horn_of_plenty on 11/27/2016:
thanks J-Donk! I'll be making comments tomorrow on your entry as well as HOlly and whoever else makes a post! Thanks for reading up on my journal. Aside from being even less social than normal, which i'm enjoying, life has been treating me very well last year, this year, and into 2017. I'm a lucky gal, so lucky!



Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Nov 26, 2016
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 115.0

Wow. I thought FOR SURE my weight would appear up, but when i weighed myself after breakfast and the bathroom, I only weighed 115.2. Wow. Go me. I guess the hard work pays off - to keep track of my eating & calories. This is the first time i think that i've MAINTAINED a lower weight and not gained. I really do think it's the first time.  Most other times it my life, it was weight loss, fluctuating slightly, then not knowing what to do in order to lose it & freaking out and in turn gaining. But now it seems i know what to do...

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ice cream last night, 120.

Woke up so nice and late today, around 8:45am.  Been sleeping like a baby the past few days. Feels so good.

Breakfast 9am - banana 120, oats 100, vegan protein powder mix 100, cocoa powder 30, peanut butter 100, cranberrry 60 - 510, chips 140. = 650.

11:45pm - turkey sausage jerky (yup). 160.

930, good. 70 - while running errands, driving to new gym (didn't join - no parking at all, too far, lots of traffic). also 2mi walk at park!!! :-)

afternoon meal 3:30pm: first lots of veggies / squash 200, then more roasted veggies 300, wrap 60, turkey 140. total - 800.

 5pm 100 cal bar and caffeine 1900...

after gym - 250 cal, light ice cream.

total today: 2150, fine :-)

plan is to stay home. relax. read. no laundry till later & gym in earlier afternoon, not late evening. also need to pick up a prescription after or before gym. nothing else (except also i could buy some veggies, since i'm running pretty low and veggies have been a major contributor in how i have kept this lower weight!) 

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I know i wrote i was planning to stay home, but i may go out for a 20 min walk to the same park as i did yesterday. It's very close, just 10-15 min away which is why i may just opt to go there...oh...and i want to join a new gym (see how far it is driving...), just $10 a month.  I think i may do these things in a little while !  Reason i want to join the other gym is that it's close to the police academy that it's my goal to be part of in the summer. I want to get to know the area. As well, I want to have a change of scenery from my current gym.  So i will be a member of 2 places.  It's not the first time i have done this!

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

Donkey on 11/26/2016:
You did really well! I think it's all that muscle mass that keeps you burning more calories, even at rest.

I completely understand about joining the other gym. Go for it! Can't wait to hear/read about it!

Horn_of_plenty on 11/26/2016:
LOL the gym i wanted to join ended up being in a busier area than i expected with a lot of traffic also and no parking at all...it's in the middle of a high-traffic community in Queens with tons of apartments and also shopping around. Def not the gym to join, especially with it being somewhat far - 6mi away compared with other gyms at 2-4 miles. Makes a big difference it seems, because of traffic and all. So for now, I'll stick with the gym I love - because i do. I'm glad people are there at my gym always, even Saturday nights. ...would have been nice to go somewhere else too, but it's not the right place - the Planet Fitness I visited. ..There's a cheap Blink Fitness by my work, but also, i don't think i need to go there either...but, maybe, in the dead of winter i'll go. we'll see! it would be good to go to the gym close to work instead of driving to the other one - but - really, it doesn't matter so much! :) so far now, one gym only!



Horn_Of_Plenty - Friday Nov 25, 2016
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 115.0

Today my plans are very minimal which is nice.  While my hair is air drying after a shower, i'll read a little bit & then i'm going out to the park by me to walk - either 1 or 2 miles. then home to relax more i think. maybe i'll take out a movie from the RedBox by me.

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Late Breakfast at noon - leftover protein pancake, tasted not that good, 250, light ice cream 250, chips 250: 750. good.

1:30 - apple cider vinegar in seltzer with stevia, followed shortly after by a Fiber 1 Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownie 100 cal and small amount of energy drink. really not doing much right now...relaxing.

3pm - beef jerky 100...

Park was 2mi. I was on my way to starting a third, but foot started to feel weak so i stopped in perfect timing. 2 miles was perfect and great. maybe another walk tomorrow, probably not. just doing it little by little right now :-D

early dinner around 650 cal.

total today: 1600 approx. good.

7-day average: 2,028 per day. GOOD.

probably didn't burn 2028 per day...probably more like an excess of approx 200 per day this week. 1400 cal excess...then again, i always feel i burn like 2200 on gym days...really. haha. who knows. anyways, i might need to do a little weightloss stuff these next couple weeks in order to keep my weight staying low....or, i'll just behave in the next weeks. go back to my usual ways.

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Had a really nice thanksgiving with family. Glad I came back to my own apt and slept well over 12hrs.

I did take a pill before I went to bed around 9:30 and woke up around 11am. Today and tomorrow are laid back days and Sunday I will be busy and up early with family.

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My goal is approx 1500 cal today so my weekly avg goes down a bit to around 2,000 per day.

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My goal for next week (tomorrow/saturday thru friday) is a lower total around 1800day :-)

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

hollybelle on 11/25/2016:
Hi HOP. Glad the wedding was wonderful. Sorry you feel lonely at work. It's a big adjustment when there is such a dramatic change. Hang in there.

Horn_of_plenty on 11/26/2016:
yeah, i am already feeling better thank you so much. lately, i've been sleeping like a baby every night since Wednesday :-D.

Sometimes i forget so thank you for reminding me - that i have had major changes in my life recently both at work and in friendships. I guess we start to feel it especially during these times of the year.



Horn_Of_Plenty - Thursday Nov 24, 2016
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 115.0

Didn't actually get out of bed till after 8am, so that's a success :-D

Was craving to make a protein pancake for breakfast: first i ate half a banana, then the other half was in the blender with the following

- Banana 120 cal

- Egg whites and some cocoa powder 100 cal

- cooked cranberries 60 with stevia

- Whipped Cream Cheese 50

- Oats 70

- Cinnamon & Extra Stevia

- topped with sf pancake syrup and peanut butter 100.

Was a large serving of which i may save the other half till later...and may just sip an energy drink now, as i read and relax this morning - my only plans.

Total cal: 500 :-D 

snack: light strawberry ice cream 210

710...

 

Most probably around 2500-2800 is my guess.

2100 6-day avg

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


Horn_Of_Plenty - Wednesday Nov 23, 2016
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 115.0

total today is 1500 = excellent!!!

5-day avg = 1960 calories per each day  

 

Happy Pre-Thanksgiving Day!!!!!

I am overwhlemed here at work. I am so darn sad i can't take it.  I feel more alone than i ever have in my entire life.

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Early Morning: ACV and seltzer with stevia (ACV = Apple Cider Vinegar) 0 cal most.

Work: 1 decaf coffee with milk 50, another soon... 100 (extra milk)

150 so far today.

Noon snack: protein bar (we are leaving 2pm) 210

360-400 total so far, excellent.

I am liquid fasting till we get out of work, then will eat a nice size VEGGIE type of meal, do my laundry, then another carb snack and go to gym.

I am going to average 1200 cal today.  To be planned shortly how i do it - so that I do NOT screw it up! :)

chocolate 70

4pm ice cream 280, chips 210...approx 500.

950-960 good before gym.

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 I finally did a thousand errands Monday (actually just 3) things after work and felt overwhelmed come Tuesday (which didn’t take long Monday night – first, I dropped off a frozen small Turkey my work gave out (I chose small because it’s only 5 of us eating it!) to my dad as he was leaving his work around 5:15 and visit my old physical therapist around 5:30-5:45pm (both on way home / on way to gym and only taking around 1hr delay in reaching the gym around 6pm).

I felt so much overwhelming emotion yesterday especially after work (not sure why) on Tuesday, that I binged after work on the way home I felt the feelings that I haven’t felt in months consume me…It must be this time of year when we need more sleep & rest (I have noticed a big change and it’s actually a positive one in my sleeping where I am starting to get longer sleep without pills for up to LONGER than 8 hrs and my skin on my face, although still broken out, still feels refreshed more than in the past).

I FEEL VERY ALONE TODAY. VERY ALONE. NO BEST FRIEND THIS HOLIDAY, NO BOYFRIEND, FIANCE, NO ANYONE. FAMILY DOESN'T COUNT IN THIS INSTANCE. I FEEL SO MUCH LOVE AROUND ME, BUT NOT DIRECTLY TO ME. IT FEELS VERY HOLLOW. VERY HOLLOW.

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

innerpeace on 11/23/2016:
I can relate to the lonliness. hope you have a pleasant time with your family. Happy Thanksgiving to you.

Horn_of_plenty on 11/24/2016:
<3


biscottibody59 on 11/23/2016:
Hang in there:-) !!!

Horn_of_plenty on 11/24/2016:
xoxo !!!


OhioRaven on 11/24/2016:
We Love You, HP. You're not alone here.

Horn_of_plenty on 11/24/2016:
thank you so much, OR :-)



Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday Nov 22, 2016
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 115.0

Home: 1/2 banana after some ACV with seltzer. 60.

8am work breakfast: wrap 60 with cream cheese 60 & Morningstar Pizza Burger 110? 230. Energy drink. decaf coffee with milk 50.

probably a snack around 11:30 before lunch - a small bar. 150.

500, if i have the snack.

lunch: Butternut squash and Sage Ravioli microwave meal by "Evol" along with lots of veggies, mostly steamed. around 550 cal i think - not in a meat mood or high protein mood today.  including an apple.

Even breakafst was a veggie burger, no meat. And for today, I'm sticking with NO MEAT. just not in the mood at all.

around 1100 after lunch, excellent.

EARLY, LIGHT DINNER: protein muffin, jello, yogurt? BED EARLY. so i had about 650 cal at home, and also 400 cal on the way home. still a small struggle going on. no biggie. this euqlas 1050...

total cal today is 2150, not good.

4-day avg: 2,075.

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plans for tonight - GO HOME DIRECTLY after work. no picking up ice cream or anything. go home & read & relax. I am reading a pre-teen magazine that has some valuable tips on health and self-care than even adults would enjoy reviewing...i found it in the lobby of my apartment & i'm actually enjoying it - TONS of info in it & written in an adult style with a teen twist. Change of pace, ya know!?  Fun to read for tonight.

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any food i do pick up will be tomorrow night, before gym & i'll stop home to put in the fridge...tonight i need to rest and not run around. i have everything i need at home already.

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Really prefer to be home today. Tired, but for no real good reason. I think I'm just bored. But, really, I'm also happy. I am not sick at all, getting more sleep than the past couple years around this time, my health is constantly improving, my ankle improving despite the wedding & dancing, my ankle feels pretty good. In general, I'm doing everything I need to do in order to be happy & healthy and be able to rise above - and become an NYPD officer this coming July. I will stay positive & focussed thru winter, not exert myself too much or get sick. 

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


Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Nov 21, 2016
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 115.0

2,050 3-day average = excellent.

 Monday morning :

Gym tonight after work...but first if we get frozen turkeys at work (we usually do!), i will need to bring it home to where i live bc my dad works around there & i told him i'd drop off the bird around 5pm....then gym. Not a fan of extra errands today - but such is life!  And i am also holding my dad responsible as well for being there to pick it up....so it's an "inconvenience" to all...and at least i have a bird for them & me on Thanksgiving!

Kombucha at home did the trick this AM - 70 a citrus flavor 

8:30am at work: wrap 60, with cream cheese 80 & salami 110, half large banana 80 - 330.

400 - excellent. and energy drink 30, also later a snack bar before lunch 130.

and some decaf coffee 50.

610 before lunch.  Having a very tired day and it must be from the sleeping pill even though i took it at 5pm it has a long after-effect (but still worth taking it to let my body rest a bit).

Bigger lunch: 2 chicken sausages 250, with lots of veggies, very light sauce 150, wrap 60. total around 500, excellent.

snack before gym (thank gosh i have the gym tonight!) 150 cal bar and rest of my 2nd caffeine drink for the day. total caffeine mg today is 320mg = approx 3-4 cups coffee.

1250 before gym.

after gym: protein muffin yeah with chocolate powder addition 260, yogurt 100, jello 20, cranberries 60, half banana 60.500. big high again.

1750 overall is good though! - actually at least 1800, forgot the apple at lunch.

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

innerpeace on 11/21/2016:
I love free turkey! My DH's company usually gives him a $75 gift card, however this year, no such luck. We decided we are having ham. Enjoy your turkey.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 11/21/2016:
enjoy the ham!

I hope my mom wants to make tons of veggies...yes, my mom still does like 100% of the prep...i will help her on Thanksgiving Day.


puddles on 11/21/2016:
I love turkey last Friday I got my turkey for xmas it was on sale so I thought I would buy it. I am starting to get all the stuff I need for my xmas dinner so many things to get that I divide it up into weeks before xmas... that way I am all ready when the day comes. Yes xmas dinner is always at my place with everyone. Nice of you to give it to your dad for your Thanksgiving. Have a great evening J.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 11/21/2016:
you are smart to start early - probably is the only way of really being prepared for the holidays as well as less stressed about it. good ideas for sure...will def enjoy the time with family :-D



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