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Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday May 26, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 126.0

Around 2050, maybe a tad higher. No exercise. No weights. A little depressed over it. Ankle feeling slightly better but taking anti inflammatories and sleeping pills and I think the sleeping pills are not working as well as they were....so def need to stop them, maybe. Goodnight.

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 05/27/2015:
Hope that ankle gets better! Been quite a while hasn't it?

Horn_Of_Plenty on 05/27/2015:
yeah....I thought it was on the mend after 3 weeks and reinjured it last week or so...all the progress of 3 weeks went down the tube. Now, it's just marked past the month-mark...and I hope to have it all sorted out & better by next month to the point where I am walking again. this week is rest...next week I begin physical therapy...I am hoping to kick this injury in the behind bc I do not want it stalling me for months and months....to answer your question, it's been just over a month :(

Supercheeseme on 05/27/2015:
Hey Hop! Best thing to do with the ankle is rest. try to get some sleep :)

Horn_Of_Plenty on 05/30/2015:
thank you for the kind words and reminders, it's what I need!!!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday May 25, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 126.0

So yeah, forcing myself to be home today - only grocery shopping (which really can also wait till Wednesday if I prefer....) will stay home, ALL DAY.

Forcing myself to stay home bc of ankle.  It's not in good condition so I feel I should try to rest it while I can.

I may skip the gym all week - take a break from everything. As for physical therapy, I may also choose to start it up next week, when my ankle is less painful...

Sucks that my favorite activity (gym) needs to be put on hold.  Perhaps I'll feel better tomorrow & go after work. Boss is not even here this week....perfect week to do more at the gym...darn!

Early morning: chips 170

10:30am breakfast: oat bran 120, raspberry sugar free nasty jelly I may throw out 10, peanut butter 100, fruit 100, 2% Greek yogurt and stevia 150: total here 480

650, good....goal will be 1600-1800 cals today.

12pm early lunch after big breakfast: a chew, 20, and then half avocado 160, light wrap 60, and fried egg 100 (added also sea salt, black pepper, turmeric): 340.

total so far: 1000. blech. can't even go to the gym. and pineapple (thank gosh I went extra food shopping on Friday & have enough to last me thru tomorrow / Wednesday).


Crackers a couple servings - wheat thins 350 cal

1400. And for some reason I have cramps after my period - needing a couple weeks away from my job!! Oh well.

Peanut butter, 50. 1450.

Bar 250 , 1700

Pb and small banana 220

1920. Also a bit more pineapple 50.

1950 or so I'll say....and squash. Total today was 2,000 for Monday. THANK GOD. Thank God I didn't fully overeat.

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 05/25/2015:
Dang !

puddles on 05/25/2015:
Sorry to hear that.

collegegirl22 on 05/25/2015:
I know it's hard to stay off of the ankle, but you will thank yourself when it's healed andou're able to use it again without pain!

Hope you feel better!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 05/30/2015:
Thanks girl :)

grannyannie on 05/26/2015:
Hope you heal quickly.

Umpqua on 05/26/2015:
I hope your ankle gets to feeling better so you can get back to the gym. Have a good week!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday May 24, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 126.0

Saturday was a success, no exercise, more sleep, and around 1600 cals.

I went to a friend's bbq out on Long Island.  Her house is by a canal and people actually boat and kayak on it, right in back of her backyard.  I was there for both lunch & dinner...I brought cut up veggies, which everyone did enjoy (some of my friends have begun to like it and eat a ton of the veggies when I bring them which is NICE that's just not for me!).  I also had a small hamburger and hot dog later in the day...which was great bc I don't eat a lot of meat often and I was def looking forward to having them! also some chips. but relatively good. also had a low cal beck's bear (I also brought them, a whole case), I wanted to bring them home but it was her bday, so that would be rude...lol...I don't know if she'll drink them - maybe her dad will.  they are great, light beer, 64 cals a bottle!!

Today: was still waking up in middle of night, but tried just having water, not food. Also took sleeping pills, but still was waking up on & off even though I knew I was still tired...and wanted to sleep more. I relaxed a bit, but did have some chips which seems to help me sleep...maybe it's that satisfying chemical we get from eating carbs, whatevers....

Food today so far thru noon: chips 200, fruit 200, chocolate brownie quest protein bar that I've been craving around 200...total - 600...may not eat much & go out to dinner with family tonight - still deciding. The other option is to go to the gym later....not sure, feeling run down now, so just gonna relax & do laundry so that I am not waiting until tomorrow to do it all, last minute - and end up having to wait for laundry machines in the apartment.

 veggies with some sauce around 150, most...

2pm: tilapia on a roll around 250

1000 so far

3:30pm: kale salad, 100.

total: 1100...skipping dinner with folks, will probably try for the gym...because really, if you want something bad enough, you need to keep at it....

I must admit i'm exhausted - NO GYM today. will have to take a little break.

high fat protein bar 260,fruit 90, pb and j on a roll 350, wheat thins 150 (body is exhausted, craving carbs): 850, more wheat thins 50.

total so far today: 2000, good...(was planning on a low cal day, but...gave into the small temptations I have around my apartment & don't regret it...my body is overworked and craving rest....carbs...and REST.) For tomorrow though, I'm still planning a lower cal day - like the 1500-1600 I had yesterday. and I will go to the gym tomorrow.

tomato salad: 100

2100....strawberries 50 or so (maybe a hair higher)..2150...and leftover tilapia on a light wrap, around 200-250.

2400 or so, prob not more, no exercise. 


Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 05/24/2015:
Well done. Hard to behave when we eat out or at someone's house.

puddles on 05/24/2015:
You did good girl. Have a great day.

Horn_Of_Plenty - Friday May 22, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 126.0

I have exhausted myself. I know I sound crazy, but it's true.  It's a damn holiday weekend and for most of it I have to force myself to lay off my ankle. Only a bbq tomorrow...and no gym. It's upsetting, really upsetting!

Going to the dr to have it looked at today...at least it's only my ankle.

Breakfast: avocado 100, some hot water with 2 lemons. around 150 total.

Later a decaf coffee with milk 100.

Late Breakfast: egg with avocado 200 on a roll 130. 330.

Later Lunch: same as above...and a salad with dressing. around 400.

total so far: around 1000.  (and may try to stick with 1500-1600 today, as I am not doing my body any good overeating all week).

after gym: bar, 200...

1200...cooked veggies, tomatoes 150....yogurt

1450, good...


1700 :)

I did exercise, upper body....will update on dr apt later.....

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!

puddles on 05/22/2015:
Wishing you a good day.

liza36 on 05/22/2015:
You'll be glad in the long run that you rest your ankle. Frustrating, I know. Have a good weekend despite the ankle!

grannyannie on 05/22/2015:
Hope your ankle heals soon but it is best in the long run not to damage it more and to rest it.

biscottibody59 on 05/22/2015:
I saw your post on the painful period where you didn't experience that before. Me--I wouldn't know a cramp if I saw one--been awhile since I'm quite past menopause (or in it 'til death--haha), but I read some time ago that women who are low or deficient in vit D experience more pain/cramping with their periods than those who don't.

For me it made sense. I've lived in TX all my life and probably got much more vit D over the years than I knew what to do with. (Always in the sun--especially in Summer.)

Don't know what's going on with your ankle, but perhaps checking vit D could benefit you in many ways.

Not a scientific acct on my part.

Good Luck--hope you have a lovely weekend despite things!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 05/24/2015:
thank you....working in the office, I def don't get a lot of Vitamin D, when ankle was good, I was walking at lunch & that was prob good for me (getting some sun in my day) but I do take a multi...but thank you for your advice, always. may take the day to relax now...and skip gym until tomorrow.

Horn_Of_Plenty - Thursday May 21, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 126.0

Around 2500 today. Will cut back on the weekend. No exercise. Skipped gym. Going to orthopedist for my ankle tomorrow.

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!

puddles on 05/21/2015:
Hope there is nothing serious with your ankle. Have a great day.

Horn_Of_Plenty - Wednesday May 20, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 126.0

1250 cals before dinner.

huge dinner: salads no more than 200...I hope....

chips 260, hamburger bun 140with 1/2 avocado 160, chicken at least 300: 860-900.

so....around 2300-2350. was planning for a lower amount, but, gave into temptation because it's a really weird period this time and i'm just feeling pretty run down. also took vitmains at dinner: magnesium, multi, and iron.

ugh....walked at lunch but was dumb bc ankle hurts. will need to rest it tomorrow.

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 05/20/2015:
Hang in there, HP.

Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday May 19, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 126.0

Never in all my life did I ever get pms cramps before my thing...but had them a full 2 nights and day before it - very bad period with more breakouts than usual. Hormones sorts outta whack feeling bad, had extra bananas and potassium to help - and gonna attempt a good workout, no excuses. Calories so far are 1850.

With my body under such stress and pain right now, it's not a time to limit calories. Had chips right before bed. Maybe needed salt. Hoping to feel Better soon.

2350 cals.

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 05/20/2015:
I hope you can get some relief soon, at least you know it's related to TOM and temporary.

liza36 on 05/20/2015:
TOM is such a pain...literally! Hope you feel better. I'm impressed with your no excuses workout. If there were any excuse not to exercise, I'd be using that one!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday May 18, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 126.0

Calories thru end of workday: 1320 or so :) around 2000 and half hour walk at lunch :)

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 05/19/2015:
Well done.

Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday May 17, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 126.0

It's been a nice, slow morning. Slept in a bit. Got my laundry done. Did food shopping YESTERDAY :) may pick up some things today, but prob not.

wahoo. Just relaxing, all day!  Gym in afternoon followed by dinner. Such a darn easy day and I don't regret it at all - wishing for more of these, actually...I like the slow change of pace from the workweek and more & more I like to take time away and just relax on the weekends.  If my ankle was better, i'd probably opt for the park - but it is what it is & it seems i'm doing what my body wants me to do - relax! even my skin is starting to clear up from last week. I needed this!

Little eating thru morning thru 1pm, just snacks, planned it this way purposely. And happy that I was very relaxed and it was easy to stick with it since I had planned to have some low calorie kombucha and seltzer with stevia, also some fruit - kept me full. kombucha 40, small plum 30, large plum 50, seltzer with stevia. total here: 120, good.

cucumber salad 80.


Before gym (not really the right thing bc it bloats, but I was craving peanut butter with it since yesterday) 2 tablespoons pb 200, oat bran with coconut water 150, sugar free raspberry jelly 30 (big craving since yesterday for all these ingredients), plain greek Fage yogurt 100: around 500.

700, wow, good....now just craving caffeine of course....may have some on the way to the gym...

and calories are perfect, wow....

I think around 1550 - hopefully not more - had bigger dinner than originally planned. Was on phone and completely distracted.

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 05/17/2015:
We all need a day of just chilling out.

Umpqua on 05/18/2015:
Sounds like another great weekend for you, I'm glad you enjoyed it!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday May 16, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 126.0

Friday was around 2200 cals....

Friday: At most around 20 minutes exercise and 30 minutes spent in two stores. Ankle still sorta weak but much better. Wow it took 3 weeks since the time I first started jogging in it - April 26th - that's a little scary that I needed 3 weeks recovery after a jog / mostly walk - but it was over 5 miles and more than I have done for at least 2 years.


I will keep Saturday calories at 800-1200, fasting till at least around 1pm. Have dentist at noon, will be a slow and restful weekend....changed mind about fasting.

Pint of blueberries  200 and 1.5 servings veggie chips 200, fruit 100, protein bar 200. 700

May actually go to the mall and buy some shirts if I feel up to it. Just wanna relax this weekend, maybe just watch movies today.

12:45pm Lunch pea chips 100, all kinds of veggies in salads: at least 150-200, cooked yellow rice leftovers, full cup at least, 250 cal, dark meat chicken drumstick around 250 cal. 750-800.

1500...I don't think today is a good day to limit calories, at least I got a balanced meal in at lunch. I think I needed it...real food. now I feel better.

3:30pm snack: fruit 50. more fruit 50, cottage cheese flavored 100. 200 total


total not more than 2200 today and definitely healthy. I did great. ....tomorrow I will attempt a morning fast and also am planning for 1500 or less calories.

Revised: total was 2350 - good....because tomorrow I plan for 1400.

I've already gone food shopping for the week & only things I need to do tomorrow are laundry and gym. Planned a slow weekend on purpose as I was feeling run down this week - and needed some time alone. my best friend was also busy, so it worked out well.

Next weekend I may be busier, already plans for a BBQ on Saturday and possibly seeing my best friend Sunday. but that's it....bc of my schedule, I crave the downtime on the weekends as it provides a necessary relief from my busy work weeks - and I've decided it's about the only way i'll make it till thru next winter with only 5 days off for activities planned in summer. LOL.  it's the way I have to go - in order to get in shape for NYPD....and my sister's wedding. before it April 2nd, 2016 (less than yr away)..and feel good.

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 05/16/2015:
Morning HP.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 05/17/2015:

grannyannie on 05/16/2015:
Don't overdo on that ankle. Have a good weekend.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 05/17/2015:
thanks for the good advice!

puddles on 05/16/2015:
Be careful not to overdo. Have a great weekend

Horn_Of_Plenty on 05/17/2015:
thanks for looking out for me!

Maria7 on 05/16/2015:
Some days are not good days to limit calories and some days are. We just have to 'eat smart', I guess. :-D

Horn_Of_Plenty on 05/17/2015:
yes, you are right & yesterday was one of those days! :)

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