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Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Jul 08, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 127.0

good day emotionally/physically. but bad with stomach/digestive issues. my fault, i had too much spinach last night...

calories so far: 1400 & basically healthy. :-)  i did have coffee, which needs to be replaced with almond milk or something else...I did have regular milk on my morning drive, as well. :-)

snack after work: maybe a banana & almonds: 300 or so...bc my stomach is not good/lots of gas...need to settle it. i did already have one banana at lunch, but i could use another...


Progress as of today: -2 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

V on 07/08/2013:
Sorry about your tummy issues, hope you are feeling better <3

Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Jul 07, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 127.0

30 min swim in AM, gonna get to the gym for weights upper body tonight so that I don't have to think about it again until Tuesday or even Wednesday.

calories through lunch: 1350.

snack: plum 50, 3 cups or so of almond milk 100, full fat greek yogurt with cinnamon and chocolate stevia 200: 350, good.

total so far: 1700...change of plans, just enough time to do weights at the gym...or maybe i'll get my nails done, go to the supermarket, and call it a night??? yes...no weights, will do them tomorrow!

dinner: 400

2100...great :)...fruit at like 3am. 50 more calories.

2150., good!

Progress as of today: -2 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Jul 06, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 127.0

5am, couldn't sleep and woke up naturally. Decided on a banana...and some cereal with natural cow 2% milk. 430 (and milk is so much more natural than almond milk....MUST EAT HEALTHIER)

This morning at home I transferred all of my snail mail payments to banking online payments. One more way to simplify my life!  Now, I just will have to make sure I always have enough money in my checking account!

I like to put it mostly in savings bc I never take money out of that account, since i'm trying to save what I can.  When I get into the academy, I will have to take  a small pay cut, maybe around $5000-$7000 less than what I make now per year.  I will make less than what I am making now for only 2.5 years. 

After that, I will be making more, and never have to worry about the money situation ever again. :-D  Assuming this all works out, that my legs are better, that I am healthy, I will be 34 years old when money will no longer be a problem for me, not that it ever was, but that's thanks to my parents, especially my father.  When I am 34, in the NYPD, I know that I will be able to fully support myself for the rest of my life.  I will be supporting myself by doing the work that I chose, that I succeeded in getting hired for.  I will be able to say I did this for myself, with no help from family or friends or connections at first anyways.  It's good to have those things, but they never, ever, came in handy when I needed them most in past careers. I am ready for this life change & ready to say I did it on my own!

34 sounds pretty old to me, don't get me wrong, and I'll be quite fine up to that point, too.  But that is when I know I will truly ok financially. Actually, when I get hired and start in the academy, I will know it.  I will have more vacation days, a better schedule, and a heck of a better quality of life when I change careers. I still have a ways to go.  Still haven't started more than the paperwork process which is a very GOOD thing as my legs are still recovering.

Snack before pool: 2 big plums 100

plan: pool then beach with best friend.  snack after pool might be a bar, the only bar, for the day. it's satisfying, a natural type of bar, and cuts down majorly on cravings and hunger. I like them and will continue having them. they do not contain artificial ingredients or fake sugars.

another snack before 1/2 hour swim (such a long line to get in today!!) 210

11:30am snack/small meal after swimming: flax crackers and cheese 170

lunch: whole wheat hamburger bun with a lot of smart butter spread 180, chicken 150, sun dried tomatoes & spinach 50: around 400

edit: during our walk (I chose to do the long 4-5 mi walk bc my leg wasn't hurting very much, I think it was an OK decision but my leg is not strong enough to do this more than once a week right now) ices 120

snack: fruit & piece of tofu 100 or so...

Dinner with best friend, Thai: def at least 700?

2250 approx.



Progress as of today: -2 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

michgal on 07/07/2013:
34 sounds old!? i'm turning 39 this month, lol...

supercheese on 07/07/2013:
sounds like a plan youve got there. Determination is something youve got girl :)

sleepyRN on 07/07/2013:
Succeeding on your own is such a wonderful feeling isn't it? Congrats and have a wonderful day

hollybelle on 07/08/2013:
You can do it! But I have to add - 34 sounding old sounds so strange to me, who will be 59 in October this year! LOL! I don't feel that old some days, though! Rock on.

Horn_Of_Plenty - Friday Jul 05, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 130.0

today was good.  i went to a doctor appointment at 8:30am, then bought a few new tops and returned to pairs of pants I had ordered online and didn't fit right.  I did a weights upper body routine at the gym. I was contemplating going to the pool, but decided I was going overboard and that I would just go in the AM since my leg is hurting a bit...

calories have been good: 1750 before dinner..

dinner: sautéed squash and tofu, 2 servings bean chips: :

late snack: piece of tofu 50


Progress as of today: -5 lbs lost so far, only 12 lbs to go!

V on 07/05/2013:
Nice to hear that you had a good day off <3

Horn_Of_Plenty - Thursday Jul 04, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 130.0

so last night I skipped out on exercise to go to the pool this morning.  first maybe i'll read or fall back asleep?...sheesh...well I effed up. the pool is closed today after I checked the schedule online...maybe I should have forced a workout last night, maybe not, at least I am not in a mood to binge...and can go back to sleep, read, and be VERY prepared to get to the beach...I don't know how I feel about swimming in the ocean or treading water in the ocean for exercise...I would hate to get bit by something!? lol

breakfast: 2 cups fiber one 240, almond milk 30, one tablespoon sunflower seed butter on a whole wheat hamburger bun. 230 = 500. good.

It was a BEAUTIFUL day at the beach wow!  So glad I spent it in the sun. Did minimal walking, but still leg hurts tonight...will have to be good to it....

calories: around 2200

exercise: some walking, now leg hurts :-(

Progress as of today: -5 lbs lost so far, only 12 lbs to go!

V on 07/04/2013:
Have a fun day at the beach! Happy Independence day :)

Umpqua on 07/04/2013:
A day at the beach sounds blissful, enjoy!

legcramps on 07/04/2013:
Have fun at the beach!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Wednesday Jul 03, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 130.0

OK...having a nice day. we got out of work a lil early before the holiday...feeling good :-D

calories through lunch: 1050...snack 50: 1100 so far :-) good.

healthy snack: tofu and bean chips 250....later some ices 50


dinner: bit too much chicken (couple wings, drumstick, thigh of small bird no skin...) 300 for all the chicken bean chips 150, lots of health salad (had some oil) 150 = 600...

2050, good...

got really held up with my errands, and decided around 8pm to skip the pool bc I need to go in the morning tomorrow and it wouldn't be smart to swim tonight and early tomorrow...would just make me exhausted bc it would be overkill.


Progress as of today: -5 lbs lost so far, only 12 lbs to go!

V on 07/03/2013:
Yayy for getting out of work early, enjoy you time off <3

Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday Jul 02, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 130.0

today I worked 7:30am-5:30pm. sounds like enough to me :-)

total cal =2200

exercise: upper body, back, abs, pushups.

goodnight...need to conserve my energy bc I want to have a nice day tomorrow, too, after work. aiming to get to the pool, after physical therapy. I may get out of work early, if so, I will go to physical therapy early, then have dinner, then head to the pool...probably :-)

Progress as of today: -5 lbs lost so far, only 12 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Jul 01, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 130.0

really tired, wanting to skip the pool and just go to sleep...I may.

meals/snacks till I got home at 6: 1600

horrible dinner: kale chips 150, tons of fiber one (3 servings at least 360?) and almond milk 60: 600 or so.


just plain tired. my fault, for going to bed at midnight.

also I need to pick up a prescription and will run out if I don't do it tonight :-(



Progress as of today: -5 lbs lost so far, only 12 lbs to go!

legcramps on 07/02/2013:
Yikes, doesn't sound like you're having much fun at work... hope that you're able to get some rest!

hollybelle on 07/02/2013:
At least you get the 5th off, too. We have to take a vacation day here if we want it off. Hope you have fun despire your misgivings! :-)

supercheese on 07/02/2013:
have a good one HOP! Remember to take it easy!

V on 07/02/2013:
Sorry your boss is an idiot!!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Jun 30, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 130.0

Happy Sunday.

Really wanting to cancel dinner plans with the guy.  It's gonna be too late I think...once he can get here....done being a baby about it :-)

Breakfast: big bowl fiber one and almond milk, 1/2 cup milk: 350 total.

snack: better protein shake made with strawberries... around 250...

gym for weights in the AM. did good but rushed on abs bc I needed to get to physical therapy.

2pm, late and VERY healthy lunch: fruit 100, cooked chicken wings and breast 350 at most, sandwich bun 150: 600. very good.

1200 cal of perfection. doing so good, delighted to meet up with "my guy" tonight.  He's the one I have been seeing - just a friend though - for several years on and off again.  Nothing serious, but we always have an enjoyable time when we get together.  Thankful to have found him.  What I mean is, thankful to find an easygoing, nice guy, that I can count on to have a nice time with always.

snack before getting together with him: yogurt/fruit? bar and iced coffee (not drinking diet drinks, but still drinking coffee) 250

dinner: Italian: but I didn't have a lot. some penne alla vodka and some sautéed spinach. not much . 400? and some wine, like one glass. so maybe 450 cal. really.

1900 total.

tonight we will either eat there or bring back Italian food, watch probably half a movie, and so on.

"date" was fun, as usual.


Progress as of today: -5 lbs lost so far, only 12 lbs to go!

V on 07/01/2013:
Happy to hear you had a fun date :)

Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Jun 29, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 130.0

Ate less yesterday, so woke up with an appetite at 4am. I had a big bowl of fiber one and almond milk, I haven't had it in awhile and it was satisfying. 300 calories

8:30am breakfast: decided it must be healthy and satisfying. strawberries 50, 2% millk 130, flax crackers 80, egg/eggwhites 120, with grilled veggies and a little spinach 50: 430, very good.

10am big snack - bit large but included healthier things...bar...followed by a smallish banana, little bit of cashew butter, almond milk: 420 or so.

late VERY healthy lunch: spinach 20, tofu 100, cooked veggies 100, quinoa around 150:  around 350 :-)

total so far: 1500...good, going out to dinner, so need to save some calories :-)

dinner: will be Thai food, the new restaurant that my friend and I have been going to near me that we love :-) was good. mostly healthy, but a bit much salt.

total cal: 2150-2200...binge...too much cashew butter. at least 550 cal more. total: 2750, fine. what can I do!?

Plans: read & enjoy the morning here at home... go to the pool around 12:00-12:30 and when I am finished, get ticket at 1:30 for signups for adult swim class.  come home have lunch & wait for Christine to come over and then go back to the pool for signups...at 3:30. maybe after we can do some things at my apartment..

at 9am I went for a quick bone density test around the corner from where I live. results were poor...I actually do have weak bones as shown on the chart that was printed out. of course I have to wait for a doctor to read it, but it shows that I have bones outside of the healthiest zone.

Progress as of today: -5 lbs lost so far, only 12 lbs to go!

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