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Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Feb 06, 2017
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

2133 3-day avg - a bit high, but not worried.

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6:30am home: kombucha - strong stuff so it worked well 70...then had green tea at work...too much caffeine i keep fogetting the kombucha has caffeine in it too!

9am Work: med banana 140, wrap 60 with cooked cran 40 & peanut butter 200

510...trying for maybe just decaf coffee as snack, do not want to eat tons...already drank too much caffeine and feeling it oh well. 250 - protein bar followed by two smallish chocolate chip famous amos cookies from coworker

Not sure what time Lunch (may take it early) leftover thai soup - tofu and veggies with additional cabbage and brown rice. lunch rice 200, veggies not much 100 tops!, soup broth 100, plum 50. total is 450 oh and some tofu 100 tops. 550.

4pm at work, giving into temptations...crackers and i don't believe the package, so i'll say they were 200, not 120 cal. could be even more than 200, but saying that. they're from phillipines and not available in US - which is the reason i am not believing the package bc they taste really good and not so light as they say they are! lol...

1500..before dinner, no exercise today beyond the 10 min at lunch walking around doing errands. (went to supermarket during lunch!...and got waxed at the cheap place!) LOL.

Dinner: to be healthy...eh. it was healthy but it could def have been around 600-700 cal. but healthy. (freshly cooked veggies i picked up on way home in some oil, soy breaded / fried "fish", and cooked cranberries of my own. bigger portions and the fried soy "fish" amps up calories. but tasty and satisfying. better than having a protein muffin with pumpkin i'd say...at least all of this only has sugar in the cranberries. i'm happy - that's the important part right now!!!

2200 today. that's fine. bed early.

 

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Already have plans for the weekend - seeing a movie with an older man from work. He wanted to see a movie and i asked if he wanted to do it this weekend and he said yes.  I'm happy to go with him - nice, low key...fun and something nice to do on Valentine's Day weekend. Sometimes it's nice to go out wtih different folks and he likes good food and so do i. I can't date him, because he's old enough to be my father but we have similar tastes in liking exotic food & stuff so I get along quite well with him!

In general, I prefer men older than myself. But not close to 60. More like late 30's or in their 40's like Paul who I always talked about.  Paul is not on the agenda, as you all know.  

But since i'm not dating anyone, I've decided to just "have fun with friends" - i mean go out and have fun! have normal fun - go to movies, go out to eat, go to different activities...you know...the stuff i would like to do anyways with someone! 

So if I can't do it with Paul, I'll do it with guys that want to go out with me...but i don't want to "date" them as they are slightly too old and it's not fair to myself to just settle like that...but i will hang out with them if i get along with them - WHY NOT!?

 

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

puddles on 02/06/2017:
Good to hear you are getting back to cooking. Have a great day J.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 02/06/2017:
It's a wonderful thing & I am enjoying doing more...the Oven...I can't believe i was so nervous...it's awesome!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 02/06/2017:
It does take time though - cooking...so it was nice to have not too many plans for the long weekend and be able to spend time getting better at it. I really learned quite a bit and was successful at it, following easy directions. it's awesome!


grannyannie on 02/06/2017:
Have a nice time with your 'date'. It is nice to be friends with someone where romance is not a possibility. Keeps things honest!

Enjoy all your healthy cooking. Well done.

Horn_of_plenty on 02/06/2017:
Thank you for the advice, i agree!


innerpeace on 02/07/2017:
I hope your older man understands this...no underlying agenda from him. Have a great time - what movie are you going to see?

Horn_Of_Plenty on 02/07/2017:
Yes he knows for sure. Hidden Figures.



Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Feb 05, 2017
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

2100 2day avg

Slept in nice and late (sleeping pill, thank you!) Around 10-11hrs sleep. nice. I will not be taking any more pills till maybe next weekend.

11am: Big tasty breakfast roasted kale 150 with some olive oil and salt (leftover from yesterday's cooking spree), banana 120, strawberries 80, oatmeal 150 made with almond milk 30 and a packet of "Vanilla Fresh" protein powder from a shakeology package i have 200 cal. cinnamon. Total here: 730, too high but it's a late meal so it doesn't matter as much. everything healthy at least.

i will not be buying these higher cal protein mixes again (leftovers from last year!!!) but they are tasty.

late carby meal but tasty, natural: almonds 170, peanut butter 130, cooked cranberries 40, wrap 120: 460...

having caffeine now, 2:25pm...finishing up laundry and relaxing on couch before the gym!

2:45pm last snacking: finishing up caffeine and a sweet granola bar ... 120

1320 before gym...looking to have a fantastic workout!

after gym: protein water 60, kale  chips 100, egg whites 50, wrap 120 with veggie burger 130..450...and a little pumpkin 100-150. 600 most. fine.

1950, good.

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Cleaned out both my fridge and freezer of any expired items, which were quite a bit!! Some frozen meals, frozen veggies too, and 2 packets of shirataki noodles of which i will NOT buy again bc i do not digest them well and simply don't have the time to deal with the digestive consequences of eating a package of those yam fiber noodles. So no more buying since i have thrown them away both times now when i've bought them! There was another incident around 6 months ago where i also threw out two packages at least bc i never found an opportunte time to eat them. They bloat me and then i get constipated....not good for when i'm working or going out on weekends. so they're in the garbage and i'm not buying them again.

I have been cooking today! Broiled up some tasty chicken/spinach/feta sausages (precooked but def needed to be cooked and their skin is nicely golden now!).... also i baked an older, but not expired, frozen eggplant dish from Trader Joes that i prob bought around 6 months ago, at least. It tastes decent, not bad at all. I'll include it with meals this week. I have a ton of food, I don't need to buy anything besides some seltzer right now & maybe a few green bananas if there are any left at the supermarket.

also cooked up some cranberries, 2 packages.  Heated up some cabbage for this week (in microwave, but soon to be roasting it - maybe i'll roast it tonight with some oil actually, as microwave has had it's moment to shine in my life...getting really excited to use my oven more!, cooked up an eggplant trader joes dish to eat throughout this week also (around 2-3 servings i'll make out of it)...

Gym later. Laundry is going. Very eventful, succesful, fun long weekend!

 

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

grannyannie on 02/05/2017:
Good sleep! You probably don't need protein mixes as you get enough in your food. Good menus, very healthy.

Since we've been getting up at 6 or 6:30 every morning here we've been going to be by 9. Plenty of sleep!



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

2250 at least. lots of healthy...half a slice of pizza too...and some unhealthy things - friend had a house get together..

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3am 200 cal pita chips

9:30am big breakfast: plum 50, banana 120, oatmeal 150 with almond milk 30 and shakeology again in vegan chocolate very good! 170: 520

snacking throughout afternoon: almonds slightly salted, daikon chips that i made!!!! (alone time is GOOD FOR ME!), some nasty eggplant roasted up but so gross i think i will throw it out (too salty and gross prepared from a store..), and some prepared sauteed pumpkin stuff. 400 or so. 500 ok...had the rest of a massive daikon.

1200...ok...going out to friend's house later good thing i'm bringing veggies. and some grilled chicken sausages....today will prob be another high cal day which is fine.

400 at friend's house 1600...

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Today I am cooking daikon (radish) chips and kale chips. for me only!

I am also going to grill up some sausages and cut up veggies for my friend's get together at her house later on today - 4pm. 

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Was able to fall back to sleep after being up 3am-5am. no biggie. prob due to strong caffeine i had around 2:30pm. all is GOOD.  i am enjoying the higher carb days right now. Sleeping pretty well and feeling pretty good. Keeping on! The concert didn't take too much outta me & i feel really pretty good - taking the day off (Friday) after the concert was a good idea for sure. No stress at all going on in my life lately!

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Next couple work weeks will be full weeks and then i'll get another monday, the 20th, off for President's Day. But after that day, it's all full work weeks in March which i'm NOT looking forward to.  If i do not take a day off in March, I may just decide to come in late one day. Not sure. haven't decided yet. One month is a long time, especially that long month of March (it's like 5 weeks long!), without a day off.  It can def get stressful with gym commitments and all (means less sleep due to workouts / caffeine)....but...like i said, i can come in late on a friday after gym on a Thursday night which will at least help me get some sleep..thinking about this for mid march.  

The money I make, the job i do....isn't worth the stress of making myself sick over lost sleep constantly and the stress of needing to be at work when my body needs rest...so...if i need a day in March, i'll take it...this year is about self-renewal and growth, especially physically for NYPD (now for January '18, final date, as my hold will expire after that!)....so i'll do all i can do feel good this year...i don't care what anyone else says.

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

puddles on 02/04/2017:
Have a great day J. Will catch up on my reading later on. Take care.

Horn_of_plenty on 02/04/2017:
yeah, it's good times for me these couple weeks - lots of socializing and also personal time. good life balance this week!

I will have to alter that balance in March though..but i am thankful for such good times up till now. really good times!


grannyannie on 02/05/2017:
Do what is good for you! Have a great Sunday! Healthy eating!

Horn_of_plenty on 02/05/2017:
yeah, i'm pretty darn pleased with myself for doing so many nice things this long weekend (4-day weekend!) it's been rather WONDERFUL!


Donkey on 02/05/2017:
THANK YOU for the weight chart and guidance on weight training!!!! I'm sorry it took me so long to thank you -- it has been a crazy week in real life :-( I plan to refer to your chart many, many times. I think I will start with 2x a week until I have made that a habit.

Horn_of_plenty on 02/05/2017:
2x a week is a good amount...! yes, i would aim, if i were you, for the 6 exercises i gave you....they are all GREAT! they're a wonderful start and wonderful maintenance routine for awhile too!


Donkey on 02/05/2017:
Oh I also wanted to comment on this entry, because it sounds like something I could have written last year -- or that I might write in another month or so. Work/life balance is so important, but I still have yet to find a solution to getting to that "happy place". Let me know if you figure it out ;-)

Horn_of_plenty on 02/05/2017:
That life/work balance is always going to need to be altered and shifted and experimented with and tweaked and worked on...

i think for many it's something that will be a challenge until we are done working! after all, work takes up a TON of our time...so...it's not like we can just stop working lol...so...it's always a delicate balance. I do not think i'll ever have it down pat...but it's nice to feel success when i've planned for relaxation and good times and it works out!!!

i'm glad it worked out as it should - this long weekend!



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

9:30am big breakfast: strawberries 80, banana 120, shakeology (protein packets i had bought and i have several leftover) with almond milk 200 in oatmeal 150, with some stevia. very full...that's ok! 550. balanced with higher carbs, fiber, protein. low on fats. all over, a great breakfast for when at home. 

Going for a massage yes! and then gym...also putting some $$ on my laundry cards...i should get up and ready!...

300 cal in granola bar / chocolates before gym.

850

Plum in way home after gym from supermarket what's getting shaky 50

900...

Dinner Thai veggies and calamari 400, rice 150 550

Egg whites 50 Chips 150

750. Good !

1650-1700 today = awesome.

1890 weekly avg = awesome !

Great gym session today.

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

grannyannie on 02/03/2017:
Sounds like a healthy day! You're doing amazingly! Have a lovely weekend.



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

Happy Thursday, got a really nice sleep last night :-) 

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11am-11:30am Late Breakfast at home: strawberries 100, banana 120, Oatmeal 150 made with almond milk 30 and my last herbalife protein packet cookies & cream flavor 150 (i thought they were finished but was cleaning and found another lol). 550 :-) Huge servings and meal. very satisfying too !

 

2200

1925 6-day avg.

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

grannyannie on 02/03/2017:
A good sleep makes a huge difference. Have a great weekend.

horn_of_plenty on 02/03/2017:
It definitely does. Speeds my recovery from workouts too.



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

Current weight remains 115 lbs on the dot - digital scale too lol. exactly 115 for a few days now.

1870 5-day average

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Doing fine. 15 min late to work. means i'll stay 15 minutes late also. no prob.

Home: little bit honey 50, ACV in seltzer with stevia

Breakfast at work: wrap 60, pb 200, jelly 10, banana 120

decaf coffee 50

snack: bar of some sort or almonds, not sure...100-150?

lunch:  very healthy includes quinoa 2 servings 220, spinach spread stuff 100?, cabbage 50, 2 med egg whites 40, 1 egg 80 - 550 excellent. oh and a kiwi  may not eat this all.

Big Dinner not even that tasty at all: 2egg whites and one egg around 100 cal (smaller eggs), some marinated eggplant with oil 100, half of an expired eggplant rollettes microwavable meal it sucked hardly had the cheese so gross 150-200 (and then i threw the other 2 expired meals OUT in the garbage! gross!), pita chip crackers which tasted really good two servings 250, ...and then peanut butter ice cream which i didn't even enjoy as much as i usually do 160: total is 800. 

total today is still EXCELLENT, no exercise but was standing during the day doing something for around one hour in place. 1850 calories.

5-day avg will be good: 

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 Long Weekend Plans!

Thursday: full day of fun - heading into NYC on Express Bus from Queens at 2pm with my friend / coworker for a meal at 3:30 with friends (5 once everyone shows up) and then a concert with 4 of them that starts at 6pm!...home prob around midnight.

Friday: MASSAGE at noon and also gym afterwards, maybe laundry after that?

Saturday: over at a friend's for dinner and house party watching wrestling!

Sunday: sleep in? Groceries / cook the kale chips finally???, gym

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

Maria7 on 02/01/2017:
Hope you've been having a good day, HOP. I answered your questions to me on yesterday's page. Have a good evening. :-)

Horn_Of_Plenty on 02/01/2017:
I couldn't agree more with you...i never wish suffering for anyone - unless they first have caused suffering in others! but for the majority, that is never an issue.


grannyannie on 02/02/2017:
That's great that your weights doesn't fluctuate! Good plans. We get our massages at noon every Friday.

Horn_of_plenty on 02/02/2017:
I am also getting a massage friday along with you...yay!

my weight lately has been the MOST consistent in years. it's awesome! it does fluctuate but lately hardly at all!

Stay well! and enjoy your massage tomorrow!



Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday Jan 31, 2017
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

Total cal. 1700 today. success. 1875 4-day avg

been far more busy than usual but not too much, will catch up with everyone here i think this afternoon if my work gets done :-D 

and no i didn't forget about you Donkey :-D !!!

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Home: ACV and seltzer perfecto.

Breakfast: reg banana 120, wrap 60 with sf blueberry preserves 20, peanut butter 200 (also some honey but not counting too minimal). 400 :-) green tea 2 cups

Snack: protein bar 150

Lunch: little bit of soy meat but hardly 150 tops, lots of cabbage 50, tons of brown rice two large servings 310 - 510-550. healthy.

100 extra i forgot to count from the other day...oops.

before gym: caffeine and a bar: 100 with extra added stevia to my drink mix

400 cal cookie protein cookie after gym - easy and on way home so i wouldn't have to think about eating when home. worked out quite nicely.

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Long Weekend Plans!

Thursday: full day of fun - heading into NYC on Express Bus from Queens at 2pm with my friend / coworker for a meal at 3:30 with friends (5 once everyone shows up) and then a concert with 4 of them that starts at 6pm!...home prob around midnight.

Friday: MASSAGE at noon and also gym afterwards, maybe laundry after that?

Saturday: over at a friend's for dinner and house party watching wrestling!

Sunday: sleep in? Groceries / cook the kale chips finally???, gym

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For Donkey and to be added onto later:

 

My Workout Routine, to be revised to add exact exercises I do with  names of machines and for which body parts…this is a task I want to write out so that it can be written out always!....as challenged by Donkey for me to do!

 

Overall – I work out 3x per week.  Each workout is at least 48hrs apart as recommended when doing weights so that muscles have time to grow in between the workouts.

 

I specifically choose to do a longer workout, working my full body each time, because I like being able to go to the gym 3 days per week for approx. 1.5-2hrs and get it all done and not have to go to gym more often than the 3 times.

 

Body workouts include: upper body exercises (shoulders, arms / back / chest), abs exercises, and lower body (legs) exercises. I start off using dumbells and doing pushups, I always do “circuit” style training so I alternate between at least two exercises at a time and do not rest a ton at the beginnings of my workouts.  After doing some arm stuff, I move to leg stuff to take a break from tired arms. After that I do some abs, go back to arms or legs and sometimes go back to abs. Whenever arms or legs get tired, I simply switch to the next body part and this is a successful way for me to work my whole body during all my gym workouts. My workouts are always the same, the order can change that I do the exercises, but – I am always trying to increase weights. Once in awhile I do add in an extra exercise or take one out.

 

I do several exercises that only include dumbells which I will share with you Donkey so you can do all the ones I do – which use the dumbells since I do quite a bit with them.  Definitely:

1. tricep press laying down (I do not do these but it’s a good one),lying triceps press is ok - Row 3, 9th picture from end

2. bicep curls: i do them mostly standing, row #4, #5 Across i do one arm at a time...

 

I also lay on my back using them and for the chest flies.

3. bench chest flies on bench..will show an image. ROW #1, last picture in row

4. triceps press (for the triceps).  It’s an exercise over your head for the triceps. FOURTH ROW, #8 ACROSS

5. planks are very good for women to do

6. squats are very good to do

7. 3 rounds of situps (or crunches is what i do) / or not going all the way up but similar to sit up. - CRUNCHES.

For all these exercises aboe I use the same weight – around 30lbs…for the press over my head holding one weight with both hands, it’s only 30lbs total over my head, not both weights…I’ll be posting a photo of these exercises. All can be done either standing or seated / laying down depending on the exercise (chest press is laying down on back). This is FOUR exercises right here that I’m coming up with quickly. Another great exercise for you to do is planks (this doesn’t involve weights). Try to do a plank for starting 30 seconds at a time, keeping your abs engaged. Do the 30 second plank 3 times, resting for 30 seconds to one full minute between sets.

 

All exercises should be able to be done for 3 sets.  For each set, the repetitions should be done 10-12 times.  Then u rest around 30 seconds to 1 minute. Or you can do a biceps set then do triceps then biceps, then triceps, then biceps, then triceps!  Then, after completing 3 sets for each, move onto the Bench chest flies (I don’t usually alternate an exercise with these).

So in addition to the 4 arms exercises, I have mentioned planks.  If your knees are good and legs, feel free to also add in 3 sets of squats. My legs are weak and I’m still doing squats without weights added. Just my own body weight is more than enough.

 

I have given you six exercises. I’ll actually give you links to videos to show you what I do…sometime within this week! happy to help and advise you! feel free to ask questions as you go! I enjoy helping and assisting you!

 

 

I do way more exercises than these, but these are the dumbbell ones and also two body weight ones for you.! : !  

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

Maria7 on 01/31/2017:
You are maintaining very well.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/31/2017:
Yeah, i find it amazing...it's due to being able to add in more cardio and no setbacks! thank you!!! it takes some work.

also, i live on my own, so almost everything i eat is my own decisions always....so....it's easy to adjust my calories always...not like cooking for a family and/or eating what and when they eat!


jayhawkjen on 01/31/2017:
Oh I hate planks, but I need to do them. I think I am more fit just by looking at your blog, lol.

Horn_of_plenty on 02/01/2017:
yes planks are good for shaping your shoulders / upper body...good for evening out a pear shape.


grannyannie on 01/31/2017:
You are doing great! Great chart!

Jay, I do planks but can only do 20 seconds at a time, so do it 3 times.



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

Home: tons of ACV in seltzer but didn't work bc i rushed. NO CAL.

Work: green tea, then a later & big breakfast at 9:30am - huge banana 170?, wrap 60 with sf jelly 20, cream cheese 80, peanut butter 160 around 500 total. good. 

snack: almonds lightly salted 100 cal.

Lunch: vegetarian, healthy - quinoa 100, veggies in way too much damn oil lol 250? - depends how much i eat of this, 2 falafel chickpea fried balls 150? around 550-600...maybe a kiwi

stayed late at work till almost 6pm instead of 4:30 trying to finish something which is almost done, but still needing work Tuesday morning!, had a bar at 5:30pm 150

dinner: my own roasted squash 200 and 2 med eggs 150. 350 :-D

1700 & healthy!

3-day avg: 1930 :-)

Dinner: is needing to be healthy...and looking forward to reading a book tonight, romance novel about a Firefighter & a News Researcher haha... :)

I took a one-mile walk tonight......yay!

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NO GYM - body sore, not a good idea to go today at all. going tomorrow which is my usual day, and then Friday instead of Thursday since i have the concert on Thursday! :) off friday so it works out just fine!

 

I rushed in AM before work, showered in AM because i was very tired last night and just went to bed early...but slept, again, thru alarm = not a problem. still basically on time to work (5 min late but i will make it up later and leave a little after 4:30pm).

I am not sure about gym tonight as i'm sore, i will prob go to gym tomorrow, YES. not tonight.  I cannot force myself and more sore body to do a workout. It really needs to wait. I had planned for Mon & Wednesday this week, but Tuesday is fine, then Friday (i'm off work) and Sunday. It still works.

...And i can do the workouts earlier in the day Friday and Sunday so it's not late Sunday night...I can do afternoon workouts. fair. I'm actually looking forward to going home, reading, early to bed again tonight.

 

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


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

2050 2-day avg.

Monday AM weekend recap: 

It was a productive weekend.

saw family Sunday including visint grandma with dad and then lunch with my folks, did some extra laundry there so it's going to be a great week... got the best message i ever got in my entire life on saturday and gym saturday and walking saturday!, did a few errands but nothing unnecessary, and gave myself a gift of a nice car wash...well i guess i gave my car the gift! and it looks beautiful!

butt still sore from Saturday, but planning on gym tonight & wednesday night so that i don't have to go last minute sunday night, but anytime the whole weekend...

i did have time to relax on weekend as well :-)

Got great sleep on Sunday into Monday. Sleeping pill i took at 5, wanted to take it at 4, so i have some leftover drowsiness now at work (Monday).

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Not a lot of sleep, but i was at gym and had an amazing workout.  One of my top workouts and def the top workout this month.

Big Breakfast: strawberries 50, oatmeal 150 with a vanilla protein powder (got a lot still at home to use...) 100, almond milk 30, cocoa powder 30, banana 120, 480-500 oh....right, and peanut butter 150.

Lunch will be higher cal, having bagels and lox at my parents, also doing laundry there (just a little bit as i did most on Friday :-)...just wanna read before heading out....reading even 10 min should be good!

50 cal candy snacking before lunch, no other snacking in AM.

700 Big falafel bread 300 sandwich 2 balls 100?, cooked veggies 150, hummus 30, eggplants salad 100, small bites of corn salad yuck 30 around 850 oh a cookie 50 and small amount fries 100 1000 ugh. 1700 so far not that great .....

2250 today. Tomorrow is a new day!  Dinner was balanced & healthy. lighter and a great way to end the day.

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

happy-1 on 01/30/2017:
Mmmm dinner sounds really good. Did you cook?



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

My weight this morning was only 115. And yes, i did feel nice and light this AM!  Weight control has been very good as i start to add some cardio days! it's been far easier to keep my weight consistant.

My skin has been CONSTANTLY improving. My sleep is better than ever.  I'm really proud of myself.  All in all, it's been a great winter and the best part is that there's still TWO MORE months left for self improvement. 

My goal for NYPD has been shifted to the last possible time - to enter the NYPD Academy in January 2018 which is the last possible date for me before I am disqualified bc my hold will expire. I am happy to wait.  Now i don't have to rush the running!

I am feeling great. Health is so much better than even last year this time or even last month. Clearing skin feels just AMAZING.  I didn't realize this but i can be fit, lean and have the clear skin too :-D

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8:30am-9am HEALTHY Breakfast:  oatmeal 150, vanilla natural protein powder 200, cocoa powder 40, banana 120, stevia, and some lightly salted almonds. total 650, very healthy :-D Healthy carbs, protein, fats.

Snack since I was cooking : roasted squash in peanut oil with salt, garlic, pepper 100 :-) Lunch 300 healthy 1050 all healthy. and nice crackers 100. 1150

snack after 2.5mi walk: halo top ice cream, whole pint but the lower calorie one. 250.

1400

snack before gym: will be a bar and caffine drink.

after gym: thinking of eating at subway and early to bed

1850 cal today :-) great day so happy with the way my life is going!

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

Donkey on 01/28/2017:
Perhaps the extra time will allow for continued healing and slow adjustment (on your ankle's part) to running.

Kudos to your efforts for better skin and better sleep.

Can you tell me what your schedule is for weight training? Like what days of the week you train what areas?

Horn_of_plenty on 01/29/2017:
I will write back to you on your queestions...i haven't forgotten at all...


grannyannie on 01/28/2017:
You are doing fantastic! You should be proud!

Horn_of_plenty on 01/29/2017:
I am proud, thank you Annie. It's mind over matter. I learned the trick and solution to life!



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