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Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Oct 10, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 119.0

Good Morning Ladies and our fave Gentleman OR!

8am-8:30am Breakfast: Pineapple and half a banana 160 and then kombucha 60 (calories TBD depending how much I drink...) I really like this routine of fruit in the AM. total 220...

10am / 11am Snacking: sweet potato chips 100, bar (really don't know what else to choose for only 130 calories...not in mood for yogurt...) total 230.

total so far 450, good. planning on a lighter lunch maybe  salad, egg, toast? before going to the city...

Lunch: toast with butter 150, 1 fried egg 100, salad with dressing 100 350.

5:30pm some chips at friend's house 100

7:00pm / 8:00pm out to dinner: beer 250?, some appetizers 150 at most, salad with grilled shrimp and some dressing: 400 at most 800.

12:45pm: snack of a protein bar 200

total: 1900-2000. EXCELLENT. exercise: some walking in city (but not too much!)

Finally! It's the 10th! Around 2 weeks ago, I made plans with a few friends to get together tonight for my bday in NYC at South Street Seaport. Finally, the day has arrived & best of all, I am really beginning to feel like myself again. I am pretty much there.  I'm meeting my best friend at Penn Station (she's coming from Westchester) and then we'll take the subway together to my friend's apartment nearby the seaport. We'll get to my friend around 4pm and hang out there awhile. I've been there a few times before and it's always enjoyable. After that, I made reservations for 6:30pm to a restaurant at the seaport called Cowgirl Sea-Horse.

I chose the restaurant for 3 reasons: 

1. When I googled good restaurants at the seaport, the Seahorse was on the list.

2.  Menu has a nice variety that everyone will like.

3. The name of the restaurant is very cool, I have seahorse jokes with my best friend & they seem to bring me good luck

Guy I like didn't show up...friends told me it's time I move on...so...moving on because they are very right. I will still go to him for PT bc it's really my fault that I kept the texting going and anything that happened outside of work was my doing (texting). so, it's done, i'm moving forward. hoping to find a new male interest. lately I have none...maybe i'll get together with a guy friend of mine this week, while i'm off, why not. might as well make use of the time off and fully enjoy it...this is a week to enjoy now. finally, i'm able to enjoy a week off!

(guy I like owns seahorses at his apt...same guy that's meeting us after the restaurant for dinks, hopefully...)

After the restaurant, around 8:30-9 we'll get to the bar, called Trading Post, also at the Seaport.  Luckily, I asked the doctor yesterday if I can drink on the medicine, and he said that 1-2 drinks is fine which is GREAT! It makes me feel better knowing I can enjoy a couple drinks. Now i'm far less anxious about that & bad reactions. 

My crush (my PT) is supposedly coming out to meet my friends here, but lately he is being hot & cold about it.  He said that if his friend can't make it, then he would have to meet me another time. I think he's also not completely comfortable meeting up, I can tell he wouldn't want to come to the city alone just for drinks.  He seems to like being in groups more than dating, in general, probably with anyone?

Or maybe it's that fact he's not interested in dating. We always flirt and get along great when I go to PT, but that's a different story compared with him actually coming out to the city to hang out...It's annoying that I don't know if he's coming yet, but I can't really be so angry with him at all about it. In fact, I can't blame him at all.  I'm his client still and it's me that initiates texting him. I can't force him to come out if that's not what he wants to do..

Do any of you have any advice regarding this guy? His actions? I actually planned this night because of him first off!  He asked what I was doing for my bday...and that he would like to come out for it...but now he's taking back his word a little bit.  I can't blame him though, I really can't.


Doctor said i'll be on probably this dose of anti-anxiety medicine (i am not sure he'll raise the dose after 6 weeks because that's how long it takes to fully be in a person's system) for around one full year.

I'm taking off this coming week, last week i'll be off before going back to work for good!, and it will allow me to really get back into the swing of things & gradually.  This is good, because I will take advantage of the week. I plan to buy one new pair of jeans, possibly, at Old Navy.  Last time I bought jeans was awhile ago, maybe around 2 years ago.  Also, when I bought the workout pants at Athleta this past Thursday, they needed to be hemmed. So, I do have to go back there to pick them up during this coming week.  I am sure after this week, I'll be HAPPY to go back to work.  I will not be paid for this week (or last Thursday / Friday) but it's worth being off and doing things at my pace. I will work on enjoying driving and just getting back into everything.





Progress as of today: 7 lbs lost so far, only 4 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 10/10/2015:
Happy birthday! Have fun.

hollybelle on 10/11/2015:
Glad you are feeling better and planning to go back to work after this week. Good for you. Also - probably good to "let it go" with the thing about PT guy. I am one who believes that if it's meant to be - it will be. If not - well, there are other seahorses in the sea, so to speak! Hope you had a wonderful time with friends!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Friday Oct 09, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 119.0

Good Morning!

Weight is still around 120, not more, this AM with my new scale! So happy I have one now in my apartment.  No more guessing and easier to try to get to my goal weight 115.  Honestly, I give myself as much time as I need in order to get to the goal.  I am not in any rush.  More concerned with maintenance right now and keeping calories as they are.  I am pleased in general about everything weight-related and just can't push it.


9am Breakfast: strawberries and pineapple 100. toast 100 with peanut butter 100 and 2% Greek yogurt 150, cinnamon & splenda: 450. ..oh, and forgot, half a banana 60. 510.

1:30pm lunch: 2 fried  eggs 150, cooked veggies with some sauce 200?, toast with butter 200

1060, good.

6:45pm: sorta big plum 90.

1150...probably will reach for a small snack for dinner, like a bar. not in the mood for any vegetables or anything else. it's already 7pm anyways and my calories are so low. Breakfast was healthy and so was lunch, very healthy. So, I think i'll enjoy a low cal day today...

Dinner: ? 350 cal. one chocolate collagen bar 230 as well as another small bar 120.yep - slightly higher calories than just having one bar, but satisfied now for the night.

total: 1500. good. and exercise was full weights routine, good.


Around 10am: off to gym for upper body weights, back & abs routine this morning.

Later today I have the psych and therapist appt at 3:30.

Below is a pic of me early September, my last workout before turning 33 :-D  I was feeling really happy that night, and full of endorphins!...the other pic, of me flexing my arm, is a few days later, when I was beginning to feel very sick but still went to the gym.  I was already very anxious at that point, but glad I am on the mend now.



Progress as of today: 7 lbs lost so far, only 4 lbs to go!

ohioraven on 10/09/2015:
Have a Great day, HP.

grannyannie on 10/09/2015:
Well done! Looking good!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 10/09/2015:
thanks, feels great to be feeling better with each day!

thinkpositive on 10/09/2015:
Glad to read that you are home & doing well.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 10/09/2015:
thank you so much!!!

ohioraven on 10/09/2015:
Wow ! You're a good lookin' tough girl.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 10/09/2015:
thank you so for the compliments OR!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Thursday Oct 08, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 119.0

Today I got more things in the mail that I ordered from Sears with my bday gift certificates.  I got the Ninja blender which I will definitely use in the next week sometime. No rush though...lol I have it forever right!?...and I also got my scale in the mail. Nice. Now, I'll know what I weigh whenever I want!  I should have gotten it a long time ago.  I plan to only use it in the morning, not every morning either.


Good morning! When waking up today, I laid in my bed a bit taking my time to get up - sorta been doing this a lot since I have been off from work.

8:30am Breakfast: lately just want fruit when getting up because it's filling and lower calorie. Fruit and some kombucha 150.

10:30am snack: KIND bar with protein 10g and a medium banana 350.

1:15pm lunch: 2 fried eggs 160, toast 120, with butter 50, salad with a little dressing 120 - total 450 and healthy.

950, excellent. will probably skip gym tonight, still not positive. first gonna go to mall and spend my Athleta gift cards...wow! glad I looked up the location. it wasn't at the mall & thankfully I looked that up before I drove there. I was still nervous on highway, but  got it much more under control, I've got this! it feels good to start freeing myself!

5pm: iced coffee 50 and then a large plum 50

no gym tonight. and dinner will be healthy. probably dark meat chicken maybe with skin and veggies...dinner ended up being a little extra chicken, skin, and some sweet potato chips, along with some veggies and a little sauce, a little bigger than planned, but healthy.

around 1650-1700 calories, good. and did take a 30 minute walk while talking to my best friend on the phone this evening.  gym will be tomorrow in the morning probably at 10am.


Yesterday I got way more done than expected, almost every errand was on the same street except for the food store:

1. Went to Rite Aid and everything I bought was discounted including face lotion, fabric softener, and face wash.

2. Oil change Bc I saw there was no wait

3. Bought new inside cabin lights for my car so I can see in the dark when parking at night and in my garage. Happy about this!

4. Had to go somewhere else to install lights and ended up paying a bit more than necessary but in my head I decided it was worth it because it's something that I have wanted to fix for several months now :)

5. Stopped by a specialty supermarket close to where I live and bought some cooked Asian veggies and was glad to find they still had a good selection at 6pm (sometimes nothing is left at that time!)


Today my plans are still up in the air. Usually I would go to the gym on a Thursday night but I am debating going Friday morning instead because Tuesday I got to the gym so late and I like to wait at least 48hrs in between upper body workouts.. I will probably end up going tonight anyways, around 5pm.

So far I did a small load of laundry and cleaned out the bottom of one of my closets. I actually found some old exercise pants which is nice because for the past year or so I have been alternating between 2 pairs and was nervous if something happened to one of them lol. Now, buying new pants is far less urgent. When I get the chance, I will still spend my Athletica gift certificates, maybe today, if I can bring myself to drive to the mall which I might. It involves a highway but it's a short drive. We will see..


I also looked into restaurants and bars for my "belated bday celebration" as it was really a month ago but i'm celebrating with friends this coming Saturday in NYC at South Street Seaport bc 2 of my friends live over there.  My crush is possibly coming (my phys therapist!).  and if he does come, I hope that the night goes smoothly and that everyone has a good time.  This would be my first time ever hanging out with him (although we do text and stay in touch that way each week - so i'm saying we do communicate but nothing like actually getting together). he'd meet some of my friends. I hope it works out. 

We will probably go to a restaurant called the Cowgirl Seahorse because I think it has a great name and my best friend and I have some running seahorse jokes lol. and then still deciding on the bar. was thinking a wine bar, but it's limiting in selection to obviously only wine, so looking into some other ones and getting feedback from my friends who live out there..

Progress as of today: 7 lbs lost so far, only 4 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 10/08/2015:
Your plans sound great! I can only recommend one place we went to with the boys a few years ago that had decent food (it was a large pub so I'm sure a good beer/cocktail selection too). Just looked it up - The Dubliner, but it only gets 3 stars on Yelp so you can probably do a lot better.

I know it's far away from where you'll be, but one of my fave restaurants in NYC is Queen of Sheeba on Hell's Kitchen. Traditional Ethiopian food and it has had consistently good quality for years! In case you're ever in the area :) Anyway, I hope you have a wonderful time out!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 10/08/2015:
yes, on another occasion I should def check out your favorite restaurant! :-)

Horn_Of_Plenty - Wednesday Oct 07, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 119.0

3:45pm edit: went to get an oil change Bc when I got gas I noticed that the mechanic part was basically empty and that I wouldn't have to wait long :) after I will go to Dunkin donuts I think for an iced coffee and then go to autozone to see about the lights for my car. That is basically it for today - maybe one trip to another close supermarket but we will see based on timing..

Good Morning :-)

Woke up during night a little bit but was able to sleep enough which is great.

8am: Breakfast: first I had some fruit, 100

9:30am: 2% Fage Greek yogurt 150 with stevia and peanut butter mixed in 150 - Maybe 450.

12pm: Lunch ended up being with dad again- finally healthy. We both got chicken salads with some Italian bread. And balsamic dressing. Probably around 550 at most..

5pm: coffee 150

1650-1700 today. good.

First, I will be going to physical therapy at 12:45pm.  I am using up my last appointments these couple weeks because they actually expire - never knew about this since I used to go more often so never had an expiration problem to deal with.

I have 6 more sessions but will not be able to use them all before they expire.  I hope to use around 3 and i'll be happy. then, when i'm doing with using those sessions, I will join as a fitness member and go there for cardio / strengthening lower body rather than rely to my own devices bc that is when I hurt myself.  I will pay by the month, and once again be reimbursed thru my health fund account for that so it's not a problem...It is good to get the extra support.

I also need to see about the inside cabin lights in my car.  They haven't been working since late spring or so and now that winter is approaching and it gets dark early, I need the lights to work.  When I park in my garage at night or even outside it, it's hard to see in my car when i'm gathering up all my belongings. So, i'll go to AutoZone and see if they can see if they can help me - and when the lights are replaced i'll have to check if they work or if it's some other electrical wiring problem.

That's really it, not too much more than this. Will be calling a friend from work (my best friend told me not to - but i'll keep my business private and just say I am taking my vacation time now and not go into further details about myself...)  Interestingly, a lot of layoffs have been going on with higher-ups and I would like to hear what she has to say - since she works in a department where she might hear a bit more about the whole thing..

Have a good day, everyone, and thanks  for your votes of confidence and well wishes!


Progress as of today: 7 lbs lost so far, only 4 lbs to go!

puddles on 10/07/2015:
Your getting back into your routine that is good. Have a great day.

Umpqua on 10/08/2015:
It sounds like you're really getting back on track. I hope all went well with your car stuff - my interior light is also wonky and only works 1/2 the time. I think we (meaning my husband) need to change out a spark plug ;)

horn_of_plenty on 10/08/2015:
I think the problem with mine was that the socket was getting loose or some other wacky thing. New lights were only $5 but the labor was pricey Bc I ended up going somewhere else and they overcharged me but I didn't care At this point, I was just happy I had the time to do it, wait around, get it done :)

Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday Oct 06, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 119.0

Past 5 days: calories/day = 1850/day.

Hi All :)

2nd afternoon edit, 5:00pm:

lol...still working on getting note for boss from therapy center.  been working on this  for two days now, seems a little slow with how they follow thru but it's fine as long as I get the note tonight...I should get it before the assistant goes home tonight and then I can forward it to my boss sometime tonight. I was waiting around and didn't go to the gym so that I could receive this email & take care of it, but now it's 5pm...so I am crossing my fingers that it arrives, bc I am trying to go off to the gym soon. :)

1st afternoon edit, 3:45pm:

Thank g-d for my dad :)  He really helped me get out of the apartment today.  Usually he is so busy, but, he's been helping me out greatly these past few weeks and today during the time he took for lunch (he works 1/2 mile from me) I finally got in my car after agreeing to pick him up and drive to a pizza place (I had already eaten because it was already around 2pm).  I was sitting home struggling to leave and he had called asking if I wanted to meet him.  Glad it was available and called me. After I dropped him back off at work, I went food shopping finally.  I went to a supermarket I usually don't go to because the selection is never really as fresh as the other market.  However, they have the cheapest cooked rotisserie chickens, I think $5.99ea. So I definitely bought one.

Basically just got mostly healthy things and basics at the supermarket since I was out of anything considered basic: fruit - grapes, an orange since the selection was on their way out, strawberries bc they were on sale, and some cut pineapple since I really wanted a selection (i didn't only want plums like the bad habit I got into towards the end of the summer when they were the only fruit I kept reaching for), veggies (salad mix, cherry tomatoes, a cucumber, few peppers, celery, couple avocados that may be it I think?) and bought some balsamic dressing bc I didn't have any and it's tasty and basically healthy stuff, yogurt 2% Fage, some fat free milk bc I enjoyed it while at my parent's, fiber one because once in awhile (and at my parent's) I really enjoy it, whole wheat bread (actually bought real bread and not some low carb wrap), some sweet potato kettle chips because I feel I need to have some junk around so I have something to reach for when I want it! 

I didn't buy much more than that..just 2 small bottles of detergent, also on sale for $2.99ea, pretty good. Sometimes I find $1.99 and $2.50 - I sometimes spend a lot on food, but on other things I try to save - especially when it comes to cleaning products in general!

Soon, I will drive off to the gym, so that I don't miss it...just relaxing and having a snack before it. And glad I have food for a healthy dinner.


Morning / Early Afternoon Entry:

7:30am-9:30am Breakfast: fruit 150, Kind Natural Bar low sugar variety I think it was chocolate mocha 200. 350. Kombucha 40. around 400.

11am: forgot what I had, glad I found the wrapper...small bar. 130. atkins small one that they sell (a peanut nugget flavor). around 150.

12:45pm Lunch: whatever was in my fridge. A vegetarian sausage patty 70, a Kale / potato patty 90, wrap 100. 250 or so. not feeling great.

around 800..bites of dad's pizza...more like one big bite 50...850...

3:45pm: 150 2 big plums

5pm: coconut bar, mostly fat & some carbs 200.

1200, good.

8:00pm dinner / snack: not healthy. just didn't want the salad. had a bar, the Quest pumpkin pie flavor - definitely wont buy again once I finish these...and a glass of milk. 350.

total: 1550. overall, calories are great. but nutrition is not.  tomorrow, i'll make sure to have at least a salad because today I lacked in that category.

exercise was also great - full weights routine & I am actually stronger on one of the machines because the gym I was going to had a more difficult machine & I didn't even realize how challenging it was until I stepped onto a similar machine today and realized that finally the weights are easier...it was the assisted pull-up. the gym I go to now as it where you are on your needs wheras the other gym I went to has a standing pull-up assist, which was much more challenging...


Today I did come home to my apartment.  We left around 6:30am and my dad dropped me off before 7:30am on his way to work. I got my mail and put my stuff away.  I spent some time cleaning up (although everything was pretty clean already!).

I went through some health bills that I want to submit for reimbursement... it's important I submit them since it takes around 6 weeks to get that check back in the mail.  The money is my money that I get back, from a fund that we can only withdraw from if it's for health reimbursement.  Otherwise, if we never withdraw, we can get the money when we retire, but then it's taxed. So it's better to get the money now when we have a paid health bill that we paid.

I also had 2 gift certificates to Sears. One was really old from my birthday last year!  And one was from this year (they were both from my boss at work).  I guess i have a nice boss.  So I went online and ordered as much as I could using the gift cards. I got a Ninja blender which I look forward to using as well as a jacket (hope it fits!), and a bathroom scale since.  I bought an old-school scale, not digital but a mechanical type. I feel like they are more accurate lol and last longer..it was less than $15.

I also have 2 Athleta birthday gift certificates (last year and the year before that!!!) yeah! from 09/2013 and 09/2014 from my sister that I never used.  I need to go try on clothes in person though, for those, since I need new workout pants but would never want to take a chance since Athleta is so expensive. I think the gift certificates are for $50 each or maybe one is $100.  I could possibly get a pair of pants and a top with that.  When I feel like going to the mall, which is not yet, i'll see what I can find.  Reason I saved them so long is that it's I guess hard for me to want to buy one pair of expensive workout pants without a reason - I had wanted to buy them when I was "thinner" but now I think it would be good enough to get them to just enjoy them.!

I am restless in my apartment and don't feel totally calm.  I am eager to get out but nervous to drive. I need to go to the supermarket to pick up some food. I'll get around to doing that probably soon, or, I may just go to the gym first. ?  Not sure.  Maybe i'll just read.  It's still like I don't want to do much...hate feeling this way...right now i'm just going to relax.  I am still feeling uneasy first day being back at my apartment...

Progress as of today: 7 lbs lost so far, only 4 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 10/06/2015:
I'm glad to hear you're back at your place. Just take it one day at a time and hopefully you'll settle back into a routine. We have a Ninja blender and it rocks, I'm sure you'll enjoy yours!

biscottibody59 on 10/06/2015:
I hope you got your note--hang in there!

thinkpositive on 10/06/2015:
Good job with driving, taking care of your health bills and getting the note, Also getting healthy food. Hang in there- you are doing great!

grannyannie on 10/07/2015:
You are doing very well. Have a great day.

Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Oct 05, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 119.0

Up throughout night Bc of bad thigh pain Bc of TOM. I think due to all the anxiety I had and everything else going on is what contributed to my body being so outta whack this month. All is looking up though. Still home at parents, I may try to go back tomorrow. Doing laundry now and will have to clean the bathroom here before I go back to my apartment. So possibly I will see if my mom can drop me off there on her way to work tomorrow (like my dad, she also coincidentally works like a mile or 2 from my apartment)...

If I do go home, I will need to go food shopping and get used to driving...tomorrow is a day I would go to the gym, but I could always go to the gym near my parents tomorrow if I decide not to go home tomorrow morning...doesn't really matter but it would be good to try to get back on track a bit and get into driving soon.

My boss actually said if I get a doctors note that he could pay me past my vacation days for the extra time I am out - for the moment, anyways. So I am trying to get the doctors note rather than spend my savings...my mom seems to think that I should def get the Drs note if it means my work will pay me while I am still not there and out of days. My last vacation day is today.

9:30am Breakfast: orange 100, toast 100, peanut butter 200, 2% Greek yogurt 150, lots of cinnamon. 550.

12pm snack: fruit 100, chocolate 150. 250.

Finally cleaned bathroom and also did the remaining laundry that I figured I might as well do so that everything is clean and maybe tomorrow I will go back to my apartment now that everything is cleaned up a bit.

3pm snack: couple hazelnut chocolates 150

4:30pm 150 crackers


Total around 1650 most. 40 min walk.

Gonna have a lower cal day today. Will be preparing salad for my parents and myself for dinner and my dad will be bringing home a rotisserie chicken from the supermarket.

Progress as of today: 7 lbs lost so far, only 4 lbs to go!

ohioraven on 10/05/2015:
Get the Note !

puddles on 10/05/2015:
I agree with Raven get the note. Good luck.

thinkpositive on 10/05/2015:

hollybelle on 10/05/2015:
How big is the company you work for?

horn_of_plenty on 10/05/2015:
In the office I work in probably around 150-200 people. In the field, we have around 2,000 electricians. We also have a few other (2-3) offices with probably around at least 50 people at each one, if not more closer to 100.

hollybelle on 10/05/2015:
How big is the company you work for?

hollybelle on 10/05/2015:
How big is the company you work for?

biscottibody59 on 10/05/2015:
Glad to hear things are looking up! I hope you do well with the driving and stuff!

grannyannie on 10/06/2015:
Good luck! Have a good week.

Umpqua on 10/06/2015:
I hope all goes well for you today, whether you decide to go home yet or not!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Oct 04, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 119.0

9am Breakfast: orange, toast with almond butter, yogurt, herbal tea 400

Snack: juice before gym 100

After gym snack: iced decaf coffee 50

Lunch: leftovers, chicken and broccoli 300 or so? And some bread 100? And a few bites of my moms lunch 100? Around 500

1050 or so, good.

Could have ended the day better but we went out to eat to celebrate my sister's 30th bday and I indulged in some bread and had dessert pie and an Italian cookie back at home. Prob around 2000-2200 cals.

Good thing is that I had a good workout at the gym in the AM.

Progress as of today: 7 lbs lost so far, only 4 lbs to go!

puddles on 10/04/2015:
Glad to hear you are feeling better.

ohioraven on 10/05/2015:
Morning, HP.

Umpqua on 10/05/2015:
It sounds like you're continuing to recover and get healthy staying with your folks, I'm so happy to hear that! I hope you have an excellent week and continue to rest and make progress.

grannyannie on 10/05/2015:
You're doing well.

Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Oct 03, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 119.0

Breakfast: orange, almond butter and yogurt on toast 320.

Snack: decaf iced coffee 80 from Dunkin donuts free Bc I had a birthday coupon

Lunch: tortilla chips 160 with avocado 100, chicken and broccoli in sauce 250 def not more, Apple 90 600 total, good.


Prob around 1600-1700 today. Good. Pretty healthy.

Rested all day yesterday and took a nice walk today in morning with a break at library halfway thru. It was around an hour walk. Left ankle is getting stronger and I am starting to feel better overall. I am still battling some weakness in my ankle though and still trying to get used to adding in more physical activity on a more regular basis. I am debating taking one more week off from work for a total of 4 straight weeks off since sept 17th instead of 3 total weeks. Reason is because I find the time off important for doing things at my own pace and schedule before getting back into the grind.

Progress as of today: 7 lbs lost so far, only 4 lbs to go!

ohioraven on 10/03/2015:
Good news on the ankle.

grannyannie on 10/04/2015:
Hope your ankle is 100% soon.

Horn_Of_Plenty - Friday Oct 02, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 119.0

Around 120lbs this morning, but not lower. These last 5lbs will take some effort, for sure. Not really eager to fast any time soon. Any time I usually throw in those really low cal days, even 1200-1400, I tend to lose easily. Lol, it's just not that easy to always eat like that! Anyways...

Glad I went to the dr and got the Rx for my stye yesterday. It's already getting better..

8am Breakfast: first I had some cut up cantaloupe 100...then had some extra carbs two slices toast with almond butter 400. Total 500. Green tea

Earlyish snack 10am: Greek yogurt with cinnamon 150 Rest of green tea


12pm big lunch: salad with avocado 150, eggplant in some kind of sweet oil sauce 100, potatoes 150, sautéed mushroom and onion 50. Dessert crackers and gave into a Klondike ice cream bar 400 total 850. Oops and some chicken, not much, but in a sauce. 150? But prob more for the chicken All leftovers.

1650, fine. Really wanted that lunch splurge..

Around 2050-2150 total cals and no exercise.

Progress as of today: 7 lbs lost so far, only 4 lbs to go!

thinkpositive on 10/02/2015:
If you are going to splurge it might as well be on a klondike bar!

grannyannie on 10/02/2015:
Good luck! The last 5 lbs cling like crazy. The body seems to think it's being put into starvation mode.

hollybelle on 10/03/2015:
Hi HOP. You are making progress. Sorry about the stye on your eye. This too shall pass.

Horn_Of_Plenty - Thursday Oct 01, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 119.0

Calories per day for the past 8 days including today average at 1775/day. I am really trying to keep my weight stable into the teens and try to nudge it to stay below 120 because then my goal will have been reached and will feel better about the wedding and that I don't have to really lose weight for it. I know I probably sound very anxious.

Total empty this morning before drinking or eating, I weigh 119. So I guess I can reach my goals after all...I will be buying a scale for my apartment. Still at parent's house. Btw, any new folks, I am short not even 5'2" so a weight goal of 115 is far from being too low :) and when I reach that weight, it will have been the first time in approx 8 years. I am 33 now and last time I weighed that was early fall of 2007.

8:30am Breakfast: fiber one 120, milk 80?, Craisins 150 - 350-400.

Snack pb 100

1pm lunch: leftover Indian food chicken in a lot of sauce 450? and a roll 150, grapes 100 700

Bar before gym and some of an energy drink, it was close to 5:30 but I had not gone to the gym yet 150

Dinner: some dried fruit and protein bar 250

1600 total.

Have a darn stye in my eye so now I am suddenly busy this afternoon Bc I don't want it getting worse. I am planning to go to the walk-in clinic here and get a prescription. Other option is to go home tomorrow and use the prescription I already have at my apartment. But that means I need to wait until tomorrow which is probably not the best idea Bc the stye will get worse overnight...so now I am going to take a darn taxi and pay for an urgent care visit and a new prescription and go the the gym (everything's walking distance once I get into the retail part of town).

Everything took a bit longer than expected with the dr and Rx so I worked out a bit later and came home around 8:15. I finally walked from the gym home and called a nice friend for the walk :) a friend I usually don't call but I know she could relate to my panic attacks and we spoke about it. Was good.

Came home and on the way I bought a protein bar. So I ate it for dinner around 8:30 with a few pieces of dried fruit. Not a good meal, but good calories. Tomorrow I will not have any protein bars.

Progress as of today: 7 lbs lost so far, only 4 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 10/01/2015:
Wow, you're doing great with the scale movement. Congratulations!!

ohioraven on 10/01/2015:
I've Always worried about you going too low, HP. Thanks for pointing that out.

puddles on 10/01/2015:

biscottibody59 on 10/01/2015:
Was glad to get your comment the other day--sleep is much better.

Looks like you've been making the most of your time at your parents place. Keep up the good work and congrats on the loss--woo-hoo!

Take good care of your eye--sounds like you've been through this before.

grannyannie on 10/02/2015:
Well done!

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