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Horn_Of_Plenty - Thursday Dec 22, 2016
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 116.0

Home at 6:50-7am: VERY VERY strong apple cider vinegar (half cup at least) in seltzer and sweetened with stevia. NO CAL. followed by a banana bc it was soo strong, but worked how i wanted it to & very quickly bc i was running late. 120.

8:30am at work: Quest bar, microwaved, in Oatmeal flavor. 200 i think the package said. and coffee with equal and milk 50.

Snack:  bar of which accidentally got chopped off so it's not a full bar in the package = perfect bc we are having an early lunch provided by my office today :) 130-150 tops.

12pm Lunch: wonderful. had a somewhat large roll 250? also and some pasta 100? and veggies were really good 200 salad 50 and other stuff 50. and champagne 50. 700, tops and prob less. would love to steal some veggies for tomorrow / weekend.

1200 after a really, really nice lunch. should have taken more meat though. just a few bites of sausage, which was EXCELLENT.

before gym next door: granola bar only i think and caffeine 150.

1350 after gym

after gym cookie i think, 360. and a couple small plums and tastes of ice cream 100 more.

total today: 1820 i'll say. GREAT. bed prob early when i get home. so tired.

1860 6-day avg.

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I am satisfied so far after a bar this morning at 10:30am.  It was mostly natural, nut based. Therefore, I will not be starving for the office party. good stuff. gym is tonight, next door to work bc lately i just care about saving time, not adding an additional 45 min overall in driving to my night bc that's the addition when i go to the other gym after work. 

Slept so much last night, over 8 hours and NO sleeping pill. Lately, i am able to sleep & sleep....I love it. :-) Especially on non-gym nights with less caffeine.

 

 

Progress as of today: 1 lbs lost so far, only 4 lbs to go!

puddles on 12/22/2016:
Great start to your day J. Have a great one.

Horn_of_plenty on 12/22/2016:
It was nice.

very nice :)

Just very emotional this holiday time...


grannyannie on 12/22/2016:
Sounds like a good day! Get a good sleep.

Horn_of_plenty on 12/23/2016:
Overall, I am so thankful & happy this holiday season :-D It's been an overall GREAT year. Slept decently :)


Duaa123. on 12/23/2016:
Yes .. sleeping is a nice thing especially during work days .. have a good day

Horn_of_plenty on 12/23/2016:
Yes Duaa, I've learned I have to sleep better during the week not only the weekend ;)



Horn_Of_Plenty - Wednesday Dec 21, 2016
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 116.0

Early Morning @ Home: Apple Cider Vingar mixed into seltzer with stevia, this is working really great lately. (No Cal)

8:30am-8:45am at work: coffee with 2 equal and milk 50, wrap 60 with whiped pb 150 and some squash 30 with stevia, and some cooked cranberries also with stevia 60. And also banana 120 on way to work bc my stomach was rumbly not in good way so i wanted to try to calm things down if you know what i mean! All is fine now...Total here: 470. fine! and yes, i'm actually feeling satisfied for sure.

11am snack: natural vegan bar, not too high sugar. 9g i think it was. 190

prior to a healthy lunch i have planned oh yea...its good!

1pm Lunch: vendor lunch! surprise! shrimp a bit, around 200 tops, some of my own chips around 150 at least, some marinated mushrooms 50?, and some cooked peppers with beef but only took the peppers 100. total is around: 500-550, good!

total so far at work: 1200 excellent....and one white chocolate 50.

1250 :-)

overate dinner 850 at least.

total today: 2100. fine. 5-day avg: 1865

 

 

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Yesterday morning while I was still settling down and all at work, I found out the coolest fact!  The current President of my company (it's a "multi, multi" like $500M in revenue in a year multi-million dollar company), well, he's a lawyer by trade, and when my past president was outed from his own company, our lawyer was chosen to be our new President. But that's not the cool fact at all.  He's def a busy guy with high responsibility and pressure....and in some of his spare time, he's a...wait for it....VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER!

I give him the utmost respect. I think that's the coolest. I give him super respect for having both a high stress job and a really possibily very high stress volunteer hobby. What a man :-D What a guy! What a trooper. I give him the most respect. So awesome.

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Progress as of today: 1 lbs lost so far, only 4 lbs to go!


Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday Dec 20, 2016
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 116.0

Morning :)

4-day avg: 1805 = very good. This can be one of my best weeks in the past couple months if I continue to work hard like I have already done so far the past 4 days!

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 At home - didn't need anything to drink at all even...bathroom twice already...all is good. had banana around 6:30am. 120.

8:30am work: bar 250 (vegan, all natural, balanced), coffee 50, and prob another banana to keep everything smooth and not rumbly in my stomach). 300. sugar in bar is less than 8g. good.

11:15am - Another very natural (and vegan i think also) bar. so far, besides equal in my coffee, i have had a very natural day. pretty healthy. 190. lil bit more sugar but still around 10g i think.

Lunch: pastrami 150? on wrap 50?, with mustard, some bean salad not much 100, and some brussel sprouts roasted 100?. total here around 400-450.

1050 after lunch, excellent.

before gym: banana & caffeine 120

after gym: first a banana on way home, then something at home (probably a new Halo Top Ice Cream flavor.  Halo top ice cream...is sorta expensive at $5.99-$7.50 per pint depending what store i get it...but extremely low cal and still tastes GREAT, not good, but GREAT. it's not watery or lacking flavor like the REALLY low cal brands such as Artic Zero and Wink brands. Those suck!

After gym: ice cream, 1.5pints of the low cal stuff. New flavors and got really pulled into temptation! no worries. 500.

total today is fantastic: 1700. lunch with healthy with veggies and so were the bars earlier in the day, all natural with a balance and even some fat. Stomach didn't want much else. But, my stomach this Time of Month was so much better overall when i finally got it, today. and the flow is lighter but normal. This is good.!  Turned out better than expected. I did take some anti inflammatories today which helped a TON. 

 

 

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I found all new flavors of my favorite Halo Top last night - so must bring into work for my coworkers. :-)  I promised a good friend a free one in the flavor i am sick of lol, and then I'm giving 8 of them to someone else at office. he's paying me - as he owes me already $15 from another day. So, he's giving me a check for $63 i think. that's good! Love checks bc i deposit them using my phone.

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Well, period just doesn't wanna fully show up but i can tell it's here. I def didn't need Kombucha this AM or any Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) in my seltzer. I almost didn't drink anything! Started the day off actually with a banana. Yeah. Anyways, period is pretty much basically here I would say? I hope? 

I have the pain, that's for sure. Worse than usual this time around. Bad pain all along my right side mostly (lower back and right thigh mostly). It hurts, it's distracting from work, I took a pain releiver. Some months i don't get pain - but this was a very off cycle that was longer and resulted in worse acne and more pain now. Sorry everyone.

 

Progress as of today: 1 lbs lost so far, only 4 lbs to go!

jayhawkjen on 12/20/2016:
Cramps are the devil. I hope you feel better. What is Halo Top?

Horn_of_plenty on 12/20/2016:
It's a low calorie ice cream that actually tastes not good but GREAT. It's quite expensive at $6-$7.50 a pint. A VERY GUILTY pleasure of mine.

There's around 17 total flavors. and they all are pretty good. Some are GREAT.


innerpeace on 12/20/2016:
Hormones do a number on my face as well. I saw some Kombucha at a higher end market and they were almost $4.00 a bottle. I will pass. I saw some also in a tea bag, but am hesitant to try it for some reason.

Horn_of_plenty on 12/20/2016:
Yeah they are pricey. Lately, i'm saving lots of cash drinking apple cider vinegar splashed into seltzer. I do not want to spend so much on Kombucha anymore. Just every so often, not all the time.


grannyannie on 12/20/2016:
Well done! Way back when I still had periods I found that when I was on the pill they were much lighter and shorter, no PMS, no acne.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/22/2016:
I may think about this - and when i am going to be in NYPD academy, I may opt to go on pill so it can be very regular and i have an easier time thru academy...but prob will not...not sure...we'll see. still time to debate :) prob the easiest thing is to take as little meds as possible. less to think about besides studying when that time comes :)



Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Dec 19, 2016
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 116.0

I cancelled my Mohegan Sun Casino / Bikini competition show / trip in April. It's one night and was going to cost me on my end $400 with the show tickets...and my friend it would cost $200. Well, it's not in my price range. I'll just stick with Miami in April / May.  I canceled it bc the price, it's one night, just to watch a show & party is not something i need to do again...plus not feeling good the next day / days. Partying takes too much out of me....don't need it 2x in April....just Miami is certainly ENOUGH. I can party anytime here! At home! Which i certainly DO! when i want to...not pay $400 for it.

For Miami, I pay the flight but room is free with a female friend who lives there.  I've known her 8 years.  We stay in touch via facebook. Miami will prob come out around...i don't know...lol, i will pay for the flight around March.

Went on a trip with her once, so i know it'll be a good trip as I was ON A TRIP when i met her!  It was a 10 day tour of Israel back when i was 26 turning 27. This time i see her I'll be 34 turning 35.

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Strong apple cider vinegar in seltzer with stevia so it worked LIKE A CHARM...still battling annoying bloat on & off (monthly thing is off by a few days still, but i'm not worried as it's been very timely usually...but i can tell everything's off bc i have very bad acne which is a reflection that things are off on the inside too...what can i do, at least in general i've been doing good).  NO CALORIES.

You see, the acne is just annoying at 34yrs old...makes me uncomfortable. It's pretty flaired up, but i see it as going away on it's own & def not running to the dermatologist over it.

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8:30-8:45am - Work breakfast: didn't make it, don't even want to look at meat today...banana, bar, coffee with milk...it's a natural bar 250 cal, vegan, lower sugar under 8g. Banana Nut flavor. and banana maybe in a little bit? 120, oh and this coffee 50 at least. 420.

11am and a more artificial Atkins Brownie bar 170, for the protein & fats. but i am def losing my appetite completely...didn't even finish the bar....ugh..please let it be because its my TOM...pease happen lol already.

Lunch - around 500 - pastrami (small amount) on a white roll with spicy mustard and a small bean salad, very small.

Total today: not more than 1750, success.

3-day avg: 1840, excellent.

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Today i do have my typical 3-month appt with doctor (psych, yes) in order to refill anxiety medication. Been taking it just over a year and he plans to keep me on it until i reach my goal to be in NYPD...he wants me to get the help i may need right now so in the long term i can reach my goal. 

Believe it or not, there's a pretty high percentage of people who have taken / do take meds for anxiety.

Progress as of today: 1 lbs lost so far, only 4 lbs to go!

puddles on 12/19/2016:
Have a great day J. Happy I do not have that time of the month thing anymore.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/19/2016:
Yeah, it's wacky for sure this time around.


innerpeace on 12/19/2016:
I know about woes with acne, I am almost 50 and still I fight with it. Good luck!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/19/2016:
My dad is like, "just go to the drug store & put something on it..." - LOL, like i haven't tried haha.

i think it stems from eating too much sugar when i do....and hormones..and changes in sleep...eh. whatever :)


grannyannie on 12/20/2016:
$400 is a bit steep to party!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/20/2016:
Thank you for agreeing. I actually really appreciate your opinion on this matter. I have experienced partying 1 time at a casino - and it was a royal party night to say the least. I do not need to waste money again. Thank you so much for leaving this comment. And it's in Connecticut, just 2 hours away in early spring. Dumb. thank you so much!



Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Dec 18, 2016
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 116.0

Good Morning :)

If there's a poor habit i need to break this year, it would be drinking too many energy drinks throughout the daytime. (lately it's 2).

I did get good sleep but somehow woke up a little tired? I think it was just cold in the room which makes me want to stay in bed haha. Another reason why it seems better for me to sleep with heat on!

Up a little early with alarm clock to visit grandma.  Dad may stop by, we'll see.

I wasn't in mood to "not eat" again like I have the previous couple weekends when i have gone to see her. So, i had a few things around 7:30am this morning.

Breakfast: banana 120, Kashi Go Lean Plant based Granola bar with some protein (9g protein, 9g sugar, and 12% daily fat. decent). I bought the bar a few weeks ago knowing it looked good for a change of pace... and some seltzer with apple cider vinegar & stevia. 320.

Snacking 2 candies 40 Pre gym fueling: monster caffeine drink 30 and peanut butter chocolate chip Quaker bar 170 560....looking forward to eating some cooked veggies maybe Thai after this workout!

I'm still bloated and monthly thing is late it seems not here yet. any day now.

 

1600 today. 1880 2-day,excellent.

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

grannyannie on 12/19/2016:
Sounds good. So glad I'm done with the monthly thing - been 24 years for me!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/19/2016:
Yeah, it's pretty darn wacky this time around. Usually i'm pretty on-track but every once in awhile in gets off or late...blech!



Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Dec 17, 2016
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

Big breakfast around 8:45am: banana 120, cooked cranberries 40, ghee 30, protein muffin in Cinnamon Apple flavor (i do prefer the chocolate / peanut butter flavors but it's part of the pack...) 220, a kosher brand of greek yogurt in dulce de leche flavor and it was gross 100 but i ate it, chips 160. 

11am - 11:30 snacking: persimmon (small one) and a large plum 100 total. and indulged on a Cliff Bar i've been wanting to try - peanut butter filled (didn't meet my expectations). 230 cal more...

12pm lunch; Followed up by a healthy and more balanced lunch of 400 cal 1400.... (not looking for very low cals today, just moderate - 1900-2000).

3pm snack: 3 egg whites, some bits of yolk, my vitamin, omega 3, and other stuff...around 50 since they whites were a medium egg size lol....

4:30 - small amount ice cream 50

Dinner: bean sprouts 50, with that saag from my coworker used as sauce over them 200-250?, chicken jerky 80, and then yogurt / ice cream 250 - 650, decent.

total today: is fine. home all day.  calorie avg will go down as this week goes by. 2150 calories today.  I walked around 45 min-1hr outside, from around 5pm-6pm. 

will go outside to walk just around my small neighborhood area, as the snow as been cleared and it's warmed up...but not driving until tomorrow. gym will be tomorrow. good to rest.

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Did all my laundry - done around noon :-D feels good to have it all done until next weekend! :)

Possibly Planning on possibly staying home all day until tomorrow. Or gym later tonight...It snowed around 2inches (not terrible at all) but my car is in my garage and i prefer to keep it that way...) If i get antsy, I'll walk in stairwell i think, just to burn calories. I really don't need to go out and enjoying my time at home lately!

I DO have a ton of veggies already cooked up from yesterday. Enough to last a few days or more. And then i have the Indian Saag (like a healthy creamed spinach dish) that he gave me at the end of this week...so i have a lot of healthy food to eat while home. Just probably taking a nice break from exercise today...YES. gym will be tomorrow).

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Def gained a hair of weight in my midsection and it's frustrating me....but...also still bloated! so weird. anyways, i am interested to see my weekly totals for the past few weeks so that i can see what's going on calorie-wise. Seems i need to eat in 1800's to maintain and closer to 1700's to lose.

So i'm taking a look back:

12/16/16 - 1890 avg - GOOD - met my goal.

12/9/16 - 1960 avg (a bit high)

12/2/16 - 2020 avg (too high)

11/25/16 - 2028 avg (too high)

11/18/16 - 2005 avg (too high)

11/11/16 - 1870 avg - GOOD

11/4/16 - 1780, GREAT

10/28/16 (when i was on trip) 2150 avg (too high!)

10/21/16 - 1900 - pretty good (also was on trip this week)

Ok. so it makes sense that i may have gained weight because since 11/18 (1 month) i have been eating high cal. Obviously eating a hair too much. will try to go back to eating 1800's and that should fix this.

 

 

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

Donkey on 12/17/2016:
I find that some weeks are just harder than others, when it comes to eating well (e.g. calorie range). This week, I was craving cookies SO BAD! Good thing I didn't have any around me, but there was plenty of chocolate-covered stuff at work that was oh so tempting.

I struggled myself with second helpings and "comfort food". A lot of it is weather-related, I'm afraid -- at least it is for me.

Horn_of_plenty on 12/18/2016:
Yes, some weeks are def harder than others. When i have an event or trip planned, I find it easier to stick to goals. When i'm bored and don't have anything upcoming is when i stray.

Some is weather related, yes. even the fact that we spend more time indoors which is why it IS IMPORTANT to have healthy options around at all times...if they are available & convenient that's almost the full battle for me!


puddles on 12/17/2016:
We all have days where our total calories are up a bit but I think that is healthy. Your weekend sounds like a pretty restful weekend enjoy J.

Horn_of_plenty on 12/18/2016:
I do enjoy a slower pace :)


grannyannie on 12/18/2016:
You're doing good overall and seems to be mostly healthy. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Horn_of_plenty on 12/18/2016:
yeah, prob just a hair too much on the sugar end with me and sometimes not enough fat. I may start working on this as I'm sick of having pimples around my chin area! LOL...



Horn_Of_Plenty - Friday Dec 16, 2016
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

Good morning :-D Slept in till 8am :) And that felt great instead of needing to get up lately around 5:45-6am! Two hours more sleep! And that feels so nice after my high intensity weights workout last night...

...and that leads to an interesting fact and goal of mine - to plan more workouts before days i can sleep in on..to schedule workouts around times when i can get adequate sleep for muscle recovery! so i'll think about this more...and see if i can work to do this more frequently.

Breakfast: plum 50, light Lemon Cake Halo Top ice cream 240, and then a Mighty Muffin in Maple Pumpkin flavor 200 with added Ghee 30 and cooked cranberries 30. total: 550, great! 

I was productive and cooked up tons of veggies to have for this upcoming weekend and week... Lunch: 2 serving dinner chips 260 and some lunch meat 60. 320 900 good. Early dinner out with friends at 4:30/5 then party tonight at a bar for a friend's bday

prob around 2100 cal total. decent. not more than 2200 for sure.

Weekly calorie average is how i want it - somewhere in the very high 1800's will guess 1890 weekly average, but below 1900. FINALLY, SUCCESS this week bc i stuck to my goals...i think again?

need to see what it was last week - 

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

puddles on 12/16/2016:
Sleep is the key word it seems that is what works for you and it is probably worth you pondering that route with your gym workout. Have a great day J. Glad you feel rested.

Horn_of_plenty on 12/17/2016:
i'll do what i can...i wish i could always manage sleep this well...but...life. haha. but it's def things to consider & think about & work on when i can. :-)


grannyannie on 12/17/2016:
Extra sleep can make you feel so much better! Enjoy the party.

Horn_of_plenty on 12/17/2016:
yes, it's amazing what a little sleep can do. def also good for depression. sleep is good stuff.



Horn_Of_Plenty - Thursday Dec 15, 2016
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

Everything still moving slowly with my digestion...so weird but looking forward for it all to pass really soon :) Glad i went & picked up kombucha on Tuesday night. It's been really helpful to have it pretty frequently lately..

Morning at home 6am: kombucha in a Chai Tea flavor 60. and seltzer with stevia...

Breakfast: will remember to bring breakfast today to work!!! Bought dunkin donuts bacon and egg on a croissant around 550.

11:45am snack: most of a banana 100.

healthy 700 before lunch 

12:30 lunch: fresh veggies 50 (took them from stuff we had from vendor in AM!) along with leftovers (prob some potato included...) food brought in from vendor - Greek food and was great. around ummm.......600?

total after a satisfying lunch - 1400 tops. yeah, a lot i'd say!....doing GOOD.

snack before gym: caffeine and bar 150

1550...

after gym: 

400.

Total today is good - 1950. SleePing in tomorrow took it off one last time until February.

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Lately, to save quite a bit of time in the mornings before work, I'm only showering at night and washing my hair at night...it also seems to be better for my skin - it's less dry. Saves at least 20 min in the morning and makes it so i can wake up at 6am rather than 5-something.

1860 6-day avg :-)

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

grannyannie on 12/15/2016:
Hope things work out! Have a great day.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/15/2016:
Probiotics in the kombucha and eating more settling foods at the same time is keeping me somewhat better. Trying to do the right thing :)


innerpeace on 12/15/2016:
I think the shower in the mornings, help me wake up and I find I do better And my skin feels greasy if I don't, I hate this and my hair looks flat and greasy too. I'll stick to the morning shower.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/15/2016:
I know what you mean. I have very dry skin in winter and taking the shower at night & staying home is keeping the skin around my head / hairline from getting flaky...it works for me - even though i do think it's sorta gross not to wash down there in mornings, maybe just wiping is fine...LOL...by my hair is dry so it doesn't matter when i wash it...but i do get you completely!


grannyannie on 12/15/2016:
My brother drinks kombucha every morning.

Horn_of_plenty on 12/17/2016:
It's great this stuff...i sometimes lay off bc i buy it per bottle and it's pricey...so instead i'm trying to get into seltzer that i mix with apple cider vinegar :-D

Love kombucha too! And i will always love it as long as i have access to buying!

he doesn't make it does he?



Horn_Of_Plenty - Wednesday Dec 14, 2016
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

5 day cal average: 1844. good! my goal remains the same as last week - try to maintain a calorie average in the 1800's.

On friday, i'll be going out to dinner & then to a bar...where i'll prob order a shot or drink? so....the temptations will be there. I'll try to behave beforehand better than last week (last friday i also went to a get together with tons of temptations...!)

Hi! Hello! Buenos Dias ! Hola ! Shalom! Boker Tov! Howdy!

AM: kombucha - it worked thankfully 70. (glad i picked it up last night & that i've been drinking more probiotics...it's helping me out right now...)

I forgot to pack a breakfast, so settled with one of the bars i have at work. 170, a banana 120, coffee with extra fat free milk 70? (someone finally ordered milk for us so i took extra lol!!!) - 360...

snack: a second bar of the same so now i may just get sick of them - Atkins Nut Brownie bar so good!!!!!!! 170 cal...

lunch: def pumpkin, my last of the George Foreman grilled chicken sausages, prob some potato...trying to make better choices, and my skin is quite clear which i am enjoying so much! around 600-650, good.

5pm snack: plum 50

dinner will be light, i may pick up some jello. i also will have either ice cream (light) or a single protein muffin with extra probiotics or a kombucha 60...we'll see...it's gonna be an easy night. tried some of my coworker's wife's Indian saag dish 50??, leftover cucumber salad 50, 1 med egg 70 and 3 more egg whites 60, leftover seaweed salad 100 tops . oh...and chips 220 - total here: around 600. oopsie?

total today is decent though! 1900 :-D fine! I took a 20min walk at lunch. and yesterday i also walked - added up to prob 30 min at least yesterday and maybe more like 40. excellent. ankle is staying pretty strong & not getting worse, it's maintaining progress.

 

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

grannyannie on 12/14/2016:
Well done on the calories! Have a great day!



Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Dec 12, 2016
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

6am kombucha followed by seltzer with stevia and ACV....needing extra probiotics 60. Nothing helped, but my stomach is sorta settled at least, no movement. i even am digesting those liquids that i listed above slower. women will understand this - hormones makes the smooth muscles in digestie system practically stopped before the time of month.

8:30am at work: wrap with chickpea veggie burger from morningstar 200 and farmer's cheese 60. 260. and small nicely ripe banana 120. total here 380.

11:30am bar = 170

1:30pm late lunch - indulged at lunch, but healthy: 3 shrimp and a chicken sausage around 120-150, potato around 250?, lots of carribbean style string beans, lot of sauce, so i'm saying 300? total here: 700.

1350 or so, so far, good...trying to do the right thing and eat more bloating-preventative foods like potato and banana...trying....can't wait for this annoying feeling to pass. this is a bad week this time around.

 kombucha 100 

dinner at meeting hero 550...and pasta 100: 

2100 tonight or so.

1830 4day...approx. could be more, hoping not. 

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craving milk bc we have none...had black coffee, now gonna have an energy drink. didn't sleep so bad, but not so good. i don't think the 8 hrs or 7hrs minimum is enough for me as i'm trying to train more at gym and include cardio now. seems my body enjoys 10 hrs...!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

honestly, i just want to be home & sleeping....just not feeling high energy this week, at all....which is why i am GLAD to be out this coming Friday & will not come in or be wishy washy at last minute like last Friday...i'm off...and hopefully weather is good to walk at park!

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So it's Tuesday, 1:52am. Woke up with slightly acidic stomach burn but nothing major...i ate a lot of chips right before bed which is prob why...

So drinking a seltzer and hoping things start to move along soon with my digestive system. I can feel things starting to move thankfully...hopefully i'm good by morning...sorry TMI.

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Last night (Monday night) was good after work. I went to the gym that's close to work & that was a good idea - it sure does save a lot of traveling time (saves at least a half hour to 40 min if not more of extra driving to & from).  Also, since the gym is right next to work, I do not have to drive more than just move my car out of the lot and get a spot on the street. It also means that i'm NOT driving home during rush hour, so the time saved really is around 40 min overall which is a lot of time, don't you think.? 40min includes some of the time it takes to get to the farther gym and time coming home from it...anyways, i was home around 7:30pm i think last night...

ok, enough talk about that.

Tonight (tuesday) i have a meeting near my apt but for the union i work for.  It's a 10 min walk from my apt there & the meeting starts at 6pm. I hope to come home first, park my car in my garage or on the street, and walk over to the meeting in good time before it starts...it's a short meeting usually taking until 7pm but not later. That's why i went to othe gym Monday night - so after the meeting on Tuesday night i could just go home.

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

grannyannie on 12/13/2016:
Driving during rush hour is always a nightmare. Avoid it if you can! Hope your digestion improves.

Horn_of_plenty on 12/14/2016:
It does help to avoid rush hour going home & to go to my gym next to work when i'm short on time :-D

Digestion I'm working on...

And well, I really do think that over 8 hrs will help me in terms of sleep this year & recovery with training. i am working on this.


innerpeace on 12/13/2016:
oh, yes, avoid traffic at all times. Hope you sleep better and get some movement!

Horn_of_plenty on 12/14/2016:
lol, i can't avoid traffic but i will remember that going to the gym next to work helps, not hurts, in terms of saving time after work! and then no rush hour going home after gym :)

thanks for your kind words. I know you sometimes struggle with sleep also. I am beginning to think that i am going to need to sleep more - working on it successfully right now - in order to train my body more. (getting into more walking !)



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