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Horn_Of_Plenty - Thursday May 04, 2017
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

Home: kombucha with extra kombucha 100

8am Breakfast: wrap 100, pb 200, honey 50: 350, coffee 50.  400.

almost 11am Snack: egg and cookie large 200

oh wow 700...starting to eat more ...maybe watch it, not sure.

Lunch: very small orange 50, half avocado 150, potatoes cooked by my coworker's indian wife SOOOOO GOOOOD with TONS of spices 200 i think, egg / egg white 100, and sauteed veg 100 to be safe.

before gym: caffeine and cookie 100

busy day in office, which was good, no troubles for me...! just very busy, finally?!

350, 200, 50

2000 total.

2140 6-day average...sorta high but not so terrible. I will plan to eat lower cals this coming week.

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!


Horn_Of_Plenty - Wednesday May 03, 2017
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

Home: kombucha and honey 100

Breakfast: wrap 80, sweet potato 100, pb 200. coffee 50. 430. snack of an egg and couple candies 100

Work lunch so good: huge salad 100, olives big ones 100, egg and egg whites 150, roasted veg from office 150? not too much, pasta a la vodka small amount 100 600 tops. filling

3pm snack crunchy choc chip cookie fiber one so tasty!!!!

1400.

 

2150 total for Wednesday.

5day average: 2170, higher than usual, but weight is staying in range for now. i will need to watch cals though, as i'm not ready to be having cals this high every week.

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

mylilsista on 05/03/2017:
I really love the Fiber One bars but I haven't tried the cookies yet. How many calories for the crunchy Choc' chip?

You listed PB for breakfast. Have you tried the whipped JIF peanut butter? Yummy!

Do you know what day it is? Do you KNOW what day it is?! HUMMMPP DAY!!! :P

Horn_Of_Plenty on 05/03/2017:
YES!!!!!!! Happy HUMP!

also, they also have chewy choc chip which are WAYYYY better...i always like something chewy - and less messy than the crumbs from crunchy....only 120 cal for a large cookie....so tasty tastes really, really good! you'll see!!!!!!!!!!


mylilsista on 05/03/2017:
Oh...the whipped JIF peanut butter is only 140 calories for 2 tablespoons (in case you're interested).

Horn_Of_Plenty on 05/03/2017:
YES, i used the whipped specifically!!!!!!!!!!!!! i love it! i use a bit extra.



Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday May 02, 2017
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

2172 4-day.

Home: kombucha 80

Work: coffee and bar 200. And candies, cals included.

almonds 120,cookie 120 cookies are becoming a habit lol...i'll have to reign this in a bit... lol....they taste SO GOOD!

1pm lunch: need this! 1/2 avocado 150, 2 pcs matzah crackers 200, soy chicken 300? and not really any extra veg - not in mood. bite of fried plantain also 50. 650-700.

1250 after healthy lunch :)

1400 before gym

1750...2000. very good.

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Work bar was a very healthy natural bar. lazy to make breakfast. expensive like $5 bar!!! it's called Gary-Null CoCo Magic Bar. high fat, some protein, some carbs. takes away appetite really well, actually. change of pace and rewarded myself last friday when i picked these up...after a month and a half of work BS...i have been treating myself really well buying those bars and kombucha instead of ACV in seltzer drinks in AM. :-)

20 min stroll after parking at work - got my cardio in before work - nice...needed to stretch legs!

Work has been good all week so far. I don't expect it to go downhill this week, at all.

I did speak to my boss, the nice one,about OT and how if I do work it, I need to have it pre-approved (and i don't plan to work it unless it's an emergency). hardly anyone, on their own free will, will give extra work with no extra pay. that's stupid.  NOBODY in their right mind is going to waste extra time at work for NO PAY. so if they want me working late, i'll ask if i will be paid for it when they ask me to stay late.

after 1.5mo of b-****, work has settled down for me in terms of the b-**** thank gosh! i'm a happy lady.

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!


Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday May 01, 2017
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

2230 3-day average.

Home: kombucha 60

Natural Bar (was rushing and just grabbed it)  and coffee: 330.

Snack: ? egg, large ww oatmeal raisin cookie 150, some candies 50

Lunch: will be very healthy - it was, just a hair big on bread / protein portions. 700.

1300, healthy day so far:

Snack: ? maybe not. 100

dinner: TBD...sorta high like 700 but healthy and a little ice cream for desert

2100. decent.

Happy May 1 :-)  

I will ALWAYS SHOW UP ON TIME TO WORK....YES! I was on time today, 8am (actually more like 7:45am i pulled into the work parking lot bc i focused on my driving LOL...and did excellent despite some traffic!)...nobody else was on time :-D

I am starting this week fresh. I looked up in my union agreement manual - says no matter what if you make over 45k, you should be compensated for your hours. So, even if salay worker as I was told i am starting this past Friday, any overtime should be compensated for, according to the handbook. EXCELLENT.  I will use this document to my benefit as soon as someone (like my bosses) feel the need to bring up the topic, again.

We are now really in Spring, in my opinion :-)

Need to pick up extra veg on way home...maybe also turkey meat. not enough food as my ground turkey spoiled and had to throw out last night.

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

mylilsista on 05/01/2017:
Yes, we are really into spring. Random thunderstorms, hot days, cold days, beautiful flowers, birds singing, bees buzzing (I've already gotten stung this year) & grilling out!

It's good that you are a union member. I certainly hope you're compensated for ALL the hours you work!

Happy Monday! :)

Horn_Of_Plenty on 05/01/2017:
i probably will :-) yes. so nutty.


innerpeace on 05/01/2017:
Awesome! documentation is fabulous. I just had somoeone at work get their travel pay garnished. Pulling out regulations and it states travel pay, per diem and mileage is not garnishable. So the feds mess up too. I hope the man gets his money back.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 05/01/2017:
It's awesome to catch a bigger guy's mistake ;-) i hope the man gets his $ back too.


innerpeace on 05/01/2017:
Awesome! documentation is fabulous. I just had somoeone at work get their travel pay garnished. Pulling out regulations and it states travel pay, per diem and mileage is not garnishable. So the feds mess up too. I hope the man gets his money back.



Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Apr 30, 2017
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

I will not lie I am more relaxed but work thoughts have been unsettling this weekend. Breakfast: fiber one cereal 200, almond milk 30, dried berries 70, cinnamon and stevia .300.

200 , banana / few chips

drinks 400 food = 150, grilled cheese 400 ??horrible taste  = 1150? 1450 ohhh bacon i forgot...300?1750..

dinner wrap 80, egg whites mostly 100, soy stuff 100? veg 100? sweet potato 100 500, chips 150 650.

total today: 2400.

2day 2300, good.

today i did some nice walking, so good, in city and enjoyed a really funny "Drag Brunch" show. i think it was extra funny bc we had drinks...but it was still a nice time out in city and also nice time out at the High Line which is a city park built over an old railroad overhead line. really a wonderful day with a nice guy. i just wish he were closer to my age. there's no way i can date him. i would if he was 22 years older. it's just too much for me. plus he smokes and drinks quite a bit...but otherwise he's quite healthy. he's a weird mix, sorta like myself. that's why i like the dude. but no dating, i'm not interested in that kinda element, sadly. because if i were to pick someone, they'd be similiar to him...life is funny sometimes. hopefully things will work out one day for me, with someone. 

full day in city, bit tired now, reason why i may not comment more on people's entries until tomorrow or so.

back to work tomorrow, glad i have no plans except for work and then home. i may cook up some turkey burgers tomorrow night. we'll see.

 

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Reading this wonderful book on habits ...later a really cool brunch in the city!

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

cybermom4 on 05/01/2017:
Hello Coach!! Great Travel Tips!! You are doing a great job with your daily activity and eating - You are so disciplined!! Every time I see a tray of Veggies I think of 'Coach!' - Now all I have to do is start eating them. :)

horn_of_plenty on 05/07/2017:
You are so sweet :-) mom :-)



Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Apr 29, 2017
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

Happy Weekend. Upon waking, i did start thinking about my boss and work since so much has been going on. but i'm relaxing - just like i did after work yesterday. I'm now slowly getting into jogging. I am def a beginner and cannot do much right now.  I've settled on just doing 1.5 miles of jog / walk 1x per week or so for now, for THIS month. I may add another day here or there, but i don't think so. Yes, just 1x per week and the rest of the time will be spent walking when i can. Life is VERY busy & it's simply hard to fit things in - especially when my boss doesn't know my own hours and now wants to make me work late (not happening, i am sorry, i'm not going to all of a sudden work longer).

I jogged yesterday so i don't want to do it today...seems i have little plans for today - just gym in the evening. i don't want to walk more, as my legs need rest because tomorrow will involve some walking...i will do the laundry that i planned to do tomorrow today instead.gonna relax and read now.

tomorrow will be a fun day in NYC at a comedy "Drag Brunch."  My dad was pissed i'm going because he thought all the audience would be drag - oh no!!! it's an entertainment thing, i bought it on Groupon!

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Breakfast:  banana and honey 150, oatmeal 150, protein powder 100, almond milk 30, peanut butter 200: 600 approx.

snack bar 230

lunch: fried wheat gluten 450?, rice 100, chips 150 700. (not in a veggie mood. fine to splurge sometimes on somthing different - it was all food i picked up last night so that i would have food specifically at home today!)

snack: strawberries 100

dinner :protein cookie but my leg is throbbing from needing potassium so then a banana in a pumpernickel wrap. 550.

gym tonight.

total cal is pretty good for a whole day at home and just the gym in the eve: 2200. GOOD.

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Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

Donkey on 04/29/2017:
Good for you for starting your running program. "Slow" will be your key to progressing. It's a building process, so I applaud you for resting. Remember: if you are increasing time/distance/speed/incline, to do so one at a time. So if you are going longer, do not go faster. I encourage you to approach running with a Zen-state of mind. :-)

I have been reading your comments about work. I was going to caution you to be careful, but after reading what your dad told you, and considering you are union, then you will probably be OK. Can't help though feeling like you have a target on your back for your boss. WTH???

You know, some people just need a scapegoat in their lives to make themselves happy. I work with someone like that. Must be very careful around them...



Horn_Of_Plenty - Friday Apr 28, 2017
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

Weekly Average: 2015 per day = VERY GOOD.

ACV drink in AM no cal...

Low Protein breakfast as lately i do not want cream cheese and salami on wraps, i just can't take it - honey 50 and pb 200 on a wrap 100. 350. coffee. 50.

Snack:  cookie 120

Lunch: healthy: other nicer boss ordered lunch for all. shrimp and veg 200? sauce 150? tons of brown rice maybe double serving 400? 750. was worth it.

Snack: 100, 120

Dinner: 800 tops.

2350 (didn't calculate calories well enough and things got screwed up.) still a decent average.

I made it to the park and i walked / JOGGED 1.5 miles. On purpose, as i get into jogging, less will be more: meaning, to stay away from injury and everything, even 1.5mi walk / jog is better than doing 2 miles. I don't need to do a lot, just more than i used to. That's it.  I will not force any injury upon myself like i did last time. This is my chance to give myself a chance to jog...slowly.

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This week still involved getting back to an even keel with my administration. It's been a long 1.5 months for me.  I'm glad it's the end of another slightly rocky week.  Good thing is I got 1.5hrs OT for last night.  Bad thing is I learned TODAY that i'm SALARY and not HOURLY. first time knowing this in 6.5 years here...stupid administration. I used to make mad OT $.

When i got a raise, i had no clue it was for SALARY a month ago. Don't you think boss should have told me / reminded me that the raise was for SALARY and not HOURLY? unreal. I swear i couldn't make this stuff up if I tried.I swear, i always thought i was HOURLY. AND USED TO BE. 

And this week i did quite a bit of OT - who would have guessed that I cannot even earn compensation on all of it? (i was compensated for my extra 1.5hrs last night - that i stayed because the pregnant lady initially doing the work couldn't stay. and i'm QUITE POSITIVE this will be the case going forward that i will stay to do HER WORK. and because she's pregnant (like men think we should be in our lives), she'll be treated NICER and i will get the brunt.  I am learning so much now, so much!).  It's crazy sometimes.

I can hear my boss now whispering with his secretary, the pregnant one, she's saying bad things about another one of my coworkers. the environment here is absolutely of hate. I hate my boss and he's a piece of work...**** really.

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

innerpeace on 04/28/2017:
Sorry there is craziness at work! Remember to take care of yourself and remain on your path to the NYPD. Don't let their backbiting and craziness rub off on you.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/28/2017:
Thank you so much...yes....your advice is the only way to go at this point :-D

I am glad i am not "white trash" (sorry if what i write sounds rude)...but i value my upbringing from my parents when i was a child and i'm so very glad that i have this current opportunity to change my life to how I want it.

I have learned so much, at 34 now, I have a lot to bring with me to the academy. A ton of great skills.

Horn_of_plenty on 04/28/2017:
my dad told me not to worry about this boss....to just do my work and that's it.



Horn_Of_Plenty - Thursday Apr 27, 2017
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

ACV and diet tonic drink - 0 cal.

Breakfast: wrap 100, pb 200, honey 50, cinnamon, coffee with milk 50 - 400 cal. 50 candies.

Snack: ?  maybe just an egg 100  

Maybe early Lunch: Healthy - Small Beef patty i made yesterday morning 200, small bag chips 50, lots of brussels lightly sauteed 150, one large strawberry 20. 450.

Snack before gym: Fiber one Big chocolate chip cookie 120 never tried can't wait! and caffeine.

1150

1500 total :-)

1960 6day avg

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My boss of 6 months is such an idiot that he thought my schedule was 8am-5pm when it's 8am-4:30pm. Moron of a man who doesn't know how to communicate effectively.  I will def need to speak to him today briefly to remind him that if he needs any clarification over anything involving me, that he should def feel good about bringing it up with me before speaking to any other administration or bosses (like he did the other day) because the best person he can go to involving anything i do, is me personally.  

Why is my boss so darn retarded. I can't take his stupidity and lack of administration skills. 6 months he didn't know my schedule! IDIOT. Because if i ever took a break, i'd stay as much time as i took and stay late.  I am not a person who breaks rules or who isn't trustworthy or honest. But now, i'm eager ot get out of here ASAP for the rest of my time here - 30 min lunch and leave at 4:30pm on the dot because i cannot fathom giving this SOB boss any extra of my VALUABLE, personal time.

Other people do take time - like his own secretary who will go for a walk with her other secretary friend (both also pregnant and both first pregnancies were before marriage) reason i bring that up is because my boss is SO DARN STRICT with me - but whatever his secretary does is ALWAYS OK even when she tells him that her pregnancy was an accident!? I imagine and KNOW that if i ever told him this - this same moron boss would tell my other boss Russ that something is wrong with me for being pregnant. It's like I do everything wrong and she does everything right simply bc my name is Jackie and her's is Shannon.

I hate my boss!

Update at 11am: just walked over and spoke to HR, glad i did - my boss already further complained about me yesterday!!!!! In regards to the manner in which I "aggresively" told him i was taking lunch!? WTH. I HATE MY BOSS.  i have to say, this boss SUX.

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!


Horn_Of_Plenty - Wednesday Apr 26, 2017
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

I woke up early like over an hour early around quarter to 5am, cooked beef burgers before the meat spoiled bc the sell by date was for today. Good idea. Ate one even for breakfast in a wrap! And for lunch I had another.  Now i have 3 left...they are tasty :-D My first time actually cooking beef burgers (yes, i'm slow like that...glad i did it). I'm learning to cook and doing far better. Proud of myself!!!  

It saves me money and I eat healthier by cooking more meat at home and not eating so much tofu and veg products that aren't necessarily healthier than eating meat.  

All those soy products are processed. But i do have some tofu at home, lol, that i should def get around to eating before it spoils!

Plan for tonight is 2 things: reading & early to bed. I'm tired, but happy. It's been an uneventful week which is GREAT!

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Early: ACV drink no cal. and diet tonic.

Breakfast: wrap with burger 300, coffee 50 (Had cravings for LOW sugar and MEAT since yesterday i ate tons of carbs in the evening.)

Snack:almonds 200 healthy. and a few candies.

Lunch: another of my tasty 90% lean burgers 200 at most (so proud of myself for cooking them this AM when i woke up early and wanted to be productive and not cook meat tonight lol!), matzah 100, tons of veggies in thai ginger sauce 300 most. 600 and healthy.

snack small cake 100

Dinner: egg 70, some pumpkin 50, greens and potatoes 150?, spinach 50, ice cream 150: 500

1750 :-)

avg cal: 2050 5day!  good!!!

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If you wanna read something more interesting, read either Monday's or Tuesday entry, LOL.

 

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

innerpeace on 04/26/2017:
Tofu spoils? Good to know. I've had some that I wanted to make tofu bacon with. Never did...yet.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/26/2017:
Yes, def go according to the package. the expiration for me is usually a long time - like at least 2 weeks and sometimes more like 1 month the date goes until from the time i get it.

When it's spoiled you'll know...it gets slimy and partially smelly. but instead of just being firm (not talking about silken tofu which is naturally like silk feeling as it tastes gross!) ...but the firm tofu i get...if it gets slimy on the perimeter, it's spoiled. Only happened to me a couple times bc the expiration date usually isn't over by the time i eat it. BUT...i even sometimes eat it a few days after the exp date. it's similar to like yogurt in expiration properties LOL.


Donkey on 04/26/2017:
Well done, HoP! I had to shake my head at all your work drama. I'm so sorry. A bad boss makes it really difficult. Hang in there - you've got the right approach.

Horn_of_plenty on 04/27/2017:
My stupid boss thought my hours (for the entire 6 months he's been the boss) were from 8-5 when they are really 8-4:30! He must of thought i was ALWAYS taking time from company when i'd leave before 5 like at 4:45pm. Such a stupid man. He never thought to speak to me about it.

This guy doesn't communicate. And the one time he did, he went above me to the other boss and HR (who deals with conflict). Thanks Donkey. I actually had to speak up yesterday and make sure my boss knew my hours yesterday. i am still not sure it's clear. i will speak to him again today, because i will let him know everything on my mind.

Horn_of_plenty on 04/27/2017:
I will specifically say to my boss this AM, if you have anything you feel you need to discuss with me, I'd prefer it be with ME first before you take it to Russ or anyone else.

Horn_of_plenty on 04/27/2017:
I want my boss to be stressed and not be able to do the job. I want him to fail. Because that's what he did to me. When i was having troubles this past month, he decided to lay it on me also.



Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday Apr 25, 2017
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

2120 4-day average.

Cookies and coffee 200

snack: wrap 100, honey 50, pb 200

Lunch: rice and beans 250? chicken smallest bites 100?, veggies sauteed 150, matzah 100: 600.

1150 after lunch. healthy!

Snack: caffeine and small choc bar 100

1250 before gym.

Dinner protein cookie 350, later some nori chips at 9:30pm bc i have an appetite right now lol. and reg potato chips...felt i neded the carbs and moreso salt.

1800, perfect.  

Today was pretty good. My annoying boss played some trick on me, not writing it out, so i left late.

But then my good looking, hot, MARRIED so no i'm not hitting on the dude...he walked into the gym next door and saw me working out! That made my night! But then he left? and he was in gym clothes....i don't know...was he there just to change and say hi and then leave. i'm sure tomorrow he'll say hi or smile that we saw each other? i feel like i almost imagined it...it was FAST. and he left?

i swear this happened. and i'm glad it did bc i doubt it'll ever happen again...because in one month i'll be done at the gym next door and already paid to join the one year old gym, BLINK, which is two blocks from work, instead of next door, but newer and better. I'm sick of the crap place next door to work. I'll still leave my car safe in the work parking lot, but get to walk a couple blocks to the gym and back...good for my health!

 

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!


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