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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 !)



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

7am: ACV with stevia in seltzer and also some sips of Kombucha. 20.

Work Breakfast from 8:30-9:30: wrap 50 with extra farmer's cheese 80 and pepperoni 130. and a smallish banana 120. 380. 

400...prob a bar before lunch. maybe.

coffee with almond milk 20, and a cookie also very small 40., half my energy drink so far. the sleeping pill i took hasn't worn off...and i'm coming off a "long 3-day weekend" of sleeping in...

Atkins small bar at noon...lunch around 1pm it will be! 140

1:30pm: healthy lunch small bag chips 150, 1 chicken sausage 70, small amount veggies (at that point in month where i do NOT want veggies - happens for a few days) 100 tops. total here: 320.

920, good...feeling crazy bloated.  at least i know why....it's coming for sure....lol.

before gym , eating 4:30 at work, granola bar and caffeine (tired and annoyed and confused with this work also) 130.

1050 before gym. def bloated....

550 tops so many chips after ice cream for snacking / dinner lol...

1600. good.

1730.  3day.

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7am AM Entry:

Woke up over an hour late, it's dark bc of rain and i slept thru my alarm clock fully. (i did take a sleeping pill last night around 6pm which i don't regret at all because i am def needing extra sleep). I will have to make up the time - AGAIN - so annoying - but totally my fault.!

...but not a big deal bc i will just work till 5pm instead of 4:30 and go right next door to the gym next to work right after work (no extra driving to further gym & saving time today= good). I will get home i think around 7:30pm latest.

but i need to try to drink this ACV in selzter and use the bathroom bc  i really haven't since the day before yesterday - TOM is approaching and i'm very bloated / nothing's moving...i don't want to leave until i use the bathroom so i can feel better at least about that since i haven't in over 24 hours and prob closer to 48.

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

grannyannie on 12/12/2016:
Hope 'everything' works out!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/12/2016:
worked out good enough for now, something better than nothing! LOL.



Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Dec 11, 2016
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

Breakfast big plum 50

Snack lollipop 20 and coffee with lots of milk 130

lunch 350 bagel, cream cheese 100, lox 100, chips 200, cookies 100....850. 1050 :) I want to walk later hopefully before it gets dark....but with family now doing stuff so I don't know .....

walked approx 2mi at park 4:15-4:45pm

dinner: chicken sausage 70, bean  sprouts in light sauce 100, spinach in light garlic sauce 100, cucumber salad 150, ice cream 240: 680-700, kombucha - so bloated.

1800, perfect.

2day avg 1800, excellent.

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

puddles on 12/11/2016:
Have a great day J.

Horn_of_plenty on 12/11/2016:
i did :-)


grannyannie on 12/11/2016:
Well done!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/12/2016:
thanks :) really working on staying on track...it's working.

best is when i plan for a walk or workout...and it gets done. i like the feeling of planning and following thru!



Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Dec 10, 2016
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

Hello! Slept in well after going to bed around 1am-2am :) Up around 10am. NICE!

Happy Saturday to all :-D

11am Brunch: ice cream of course Mint Chip and it's light ice cream a full pint 240 cal and chips 2 servings 260: 500, good.

1pm snack: fruit 50

2pm healthy lunch: chicken sausage 70 that was precooked but i grilled it up on the George Foreman Grill i have, then i had a small amount of potato 100, and bean sprouts sauteed 100?, and other greens 100. total here and all healthy: 400 tops which is really great. 

4pm before gym: 200

1150 :)

After gym: i doubt more than 600-650. excellent today.

1800 tops i think! :-) success.

Plans for today are NOT MUCH. really. just want to read and stuff. Laundry is done. GYM TONIGHT.  I was at gym really late thursday getting there around 6pm? but i will go a hair earlier tonight, 4:30pm or so probably i'll leave to drive there by 5.  I will be getting up early tomorrow to visit my parents / see my grandma.

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Totally just booked my 1-night stay at Mohegan Sun!!!!!! April 29th...there's a fitness convention that weekend...so i'll be watchin' that ...and partying with two of my female friends....for one night the price was $350 ouchers!

but...i knew if i waited that i wouldn't be able to get even that price. so, i totally put it on my credit card. so bad...my friend that's staying over with me is paying $100. if anyone else joins us, they will also contribute, but i think it's only going to be me & her :-D in the room...and another coworker that actually lives around 20 min from Mohegan is going to meet us there to party.

I'd rather stay over the hotel than ask coworker to stay at her house for the experience of hotel...and if i meet anyone dancing....i don't always behave. Sorry if TMI. But i sometimes really like to party and be bad. Friend that is sharing the double bed room is ok with this...

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

puddles on 12/10/2016:
Sounds like your trip to Mohegan could be really interesting.... lol Enjoy the rest of the weekend and have a lot of you time and rest... take care J.


grannyannie on 12/11/2016:
Well done on the food! Have fun on your trip!



Horn_Of_Plenty - Friday Dec 09, 2016
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

VERY GRATEFUL to have this day off from work & be paid as a sick day #2 out of 5 days i have to use at my leisure until March 30th..

It was wonderful to get a full night of sleep, do some laundry now...and relax on my couch and not have to be at work!  Nice alone time, me time, relaxing time right now!

was lazy and instead of cooking a hot breakfast protein pancake, i had a ton of ice cream 320 cal (equals 1.5pints! of this lite but tasty stuff!) and raspberries 100. 420...is ok...

11am chips 200, 12pm light wrap with pepperoni and mustard 200.

snacking couple pieces jerky 30,

3pm small pepper 20, bar 130

1,000, decent....time to go out to the park...as planned!!!....so glad i'm bringing so many veggies tonight...don't want to ruin my cal average for the week.  I just need to eat below 1950 cal today...and i win!

5pm snack: pancake with jelly 250....

At party - crackers 100?, TONS of raw veggies 150, Meatball 100?, some eggplant that was breaded fried but only a little bit...100?, 2 mushrooms in a seriously creamed sauce like loaded but tasted good but too rich 50?, MOST of a LARGE garlic knot (too good not to try i was sooooo tempted! but high cal...250 at least), and two generous servings of a veggie dish sauteed string beans and mushrooms with bacon though! 400? yeah. total approx is 1150 but i doubt more??? 

total today (i did splurge i guess at this party) - 2400. ouch!

1960 - 7day average. NOT BAD, BUT, not under 1900. still decent. and i'm becoming more active. will try hard again this week!

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I am planning to fill out my medical reinbursement forms for money back from my union, read, drop off forms that i filled out & go out to park that is 15 min away for a nice walk in sun. it's chilly, but decently sunny and perfect for a walk.

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Photo taken last night before I started my workout!

 

Happy Friday...home today. Slept decently, with sleeping pill, but woke a little early. men outside doing work, so sorta had to get up around 8-9am. but i am so thankful for good sleep!

laundry has been going on, just 2 loads, and i may not do ANY laundry for the remainder of this weekend. And if i do, it'll be minimal & done at my parent's house on Sunday.

So I'm home & do NOT have tons of plans today. I'm going to walk at the park, for sure. Later on, I will cut up veggies and place them on a platter to bring to a friend's house gathering at 7pm. I am picking up 2 friends at the subway first to bring them also to the gathering.

The subway they are arriving into is close but there will be traffic driving there. It should take not more than 20 minutes to get to them & then we'll drive to the gathering, in queens, but probably 30 min at least from the subway...i will also drop friends off tonight at subway....lol....i don't mind but it is an extra thing to do & time consuming...but in a good way - they are my friends. if i didn't take off work though, i would not be happy to pick them up...now that the day is pretty much freed up, I'm glad to pick them up! They are good friends of mine!!!

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

puddles on 12/09/2016:
Good for you glad it is all turning out good and that you are having a social night out. Enjoy your evening.


puddles on 12/09/2016:
PS forgot to tell you "you are looking good girl on your picture"


innerpeace on 12/09/2016:
Enjoy your planned day off. I left early yesterday, because well, sometimes, that just what you have to do. Have fun at your gathering and you are a great friend.


grannyannie on 12/09/2016:
Looking good, girl!


Donkey on 12/10/2016:
I hope you had a good time! You continue to be an inspiration to me :-)



Horn_Of_Plenty - Thursday Dec 08, 2016
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 115.0

 

CHANGED MY MIND AND PROBABLY COMING TO WROK TOMORROW.........!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

TOO MUCH WORK IT SEEMS. ???? WE'LL SEE HOW I FEEL LATER.

 

OR, I WILL JUST COME IN LATE IF I CAN....LIKE AT 10AM?

GOTTA SEE HOW EVERYTHING IS GOING WITH THIS JOB...

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Morning: ACV in seltzer with stevia. NO CAL. and had banana 120

Work Breakfast: banana 120, wrap 50 with lox 110 & famer's cheese 90 & spicy mustard, maybe coffee.... 300.

450, tops.

Snack: bar... 150. the brownie bar that i'm hooked on bc of flavor and texture right now.

600 before bigger lunch: a roti 100? (given to me home cooked by a coworker) with a bit of sauteed "bitter melon" indian food with a bit of oil though 200???, small piece tofu 80, potato 100, and sauteed bean sprouts 100. total here is big, but very satisfying as lately i am moving towards craving carbs and less vegetables - 600-650 over here. 

total after lunch is quite good though - 1250...

before gym: will be 200 cal and rest of energy drink.

1450...

after gym: overate again. 550.

2,000 cal = good. tomorrow my goal is to keep calories in check and finish the week in the 1800s.  Will be at a friend's house for dinner, but lots of veggies and def a small piece of lasagna i'm looking foward to!

6-day average = 1890...i can do this....i can keep calories in the 1800's this week if i TRY.

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Just a tad overwhelmed, not feeling great or sleeping great. Skin is really decent besides the one spot....may hold off on electrolysis this weekend and let my skin heal.

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When you are up a lot of the night (2am till now 3:20am) you know you've made the RIGHT choice to take Friday OFF! But it's for good reasons: sleep in, maybe a little laundry, walk at park, and going to a friend's apt around 30min away for a nice dinner. around 10 people at minimum are going so it's going to be fun. I was thinking to just go to work Friday & go in late, but, it would still mean i need to prepare the cut up veggies i'm bringing....dang...just deleted my writing...i had a paragraph more below this....will write more later. and also if i did go to work friday, i doubt i'd walk at the park ! or walk at all for that matter. so, i've chosen friday off. it's sunny also, i also checked the weather when making my final decision.

I am happy taking off Friday as it's going to be a busy week in general next week:

Saturday I'm at gym again in the evening, Monday gym again in the evening, Tuesday after work i have a meeting at the union hall located 10min walk from my apt from 6pm-7pm, Wednesday i should have off from activities after work, Thursday gym next week, Friday I'm taking off AGAIN next week Sick Day #3 as it's a friend's birthday at a bar around 40min away from my apt and the party is late with a dinner before it (no need to also go to work - as I'll be out late and don't need to also be up early - not looking to wear myself out - trying for a work-life balance!)...and then it should be a normal week, almost, i think the monday after that party i have a dr appt but it ends early, followed by gym...busy for the next couple weeks....so I am grateful to be able to take off on these two FRIDAYS & enjoy social time with friends, without being as stressed out! :-D

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

OhioRaven on 12/08/2016:
Have a good day, HP.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/08/2016:
TY....all blocked up and all...but actually mostly used the bathroom at work...amazing...blech. and the one time i'm busy at work is the one week i want to take off on Friday...OH MY!


puddles on 12/08/2016:
Glad you will be able to get rest since you will be off for a few Fridays. Great time to see friends around this time of the year. Have a great day J.

Horn_of_plenty on 12/08/2016:
yes, agreed! must take care of myself! :-)


puddles on 12/08/2016:
That is kind of a bummer J for you I am sure you were looking forward to friday off.

Horn_of_plenty on 12/08/2016:
taking it off & thankfully!!!!!!!!!


puddles on 12/08/2016:
Good for you I am glad you are taking it off. I posted some of the cottage pictures you wanted to see J.

Horn_of_plenty on 12/09/2016:
yeah, i am glad too. I needed it & i saw your photos - simply amazing - will write more on your diary soon. It feels good to have a real slow pace this AM and afternoon right now!


grannyannie on 12/09/2016:
Yes, take care of yourself. Interested in the electrolysis you've had. I need some done on my chin.

Horn_of_plenty on 12/09/2016:
It's good, it works. You cannot pluck inbetween but you prob could shave if you wanted to...it's good, you need to do at least each hair / follicle 2x. I paid for $100 worth = 2hours = 4 sessions for me. I have heard some people go only for 15 min at a time. either way, it works. I broke out a bit after, using the stainless steel needle. there's also a plastic coated needle for sensitive skin but doesn't work as well so i didn't do it...and then there's a gold plated needle which may be better for skin but i was told it isn't, but wasn't available when i went.

i will not end up doing my entire chin and mouth area bc it has me breaking out so much...or, i'll just take some breaks between doing more. I have 2 sessions left including in my package of 4 30 min sessions and then i'm probably going to take a break as my skin needs a reset from breaking out so much! :) any questions, feel free to ask. it works on all hair colors, even blonde.



Horn_Of_Plenty - Wednesday Dec 07, 2016
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 115.0

6:30am-7am: had to drink so much more than usual, not sure why. bottle of a Sparkling ACV drink 30 cal, seltzer with stevia, and another stevia drink...did the drink but strange.  maybe i'm PMSing? week before still...whatevs..

8:30am-10am (got distracted at work with speaking with coworker) coffee 50, banana 120, wrap 60 with extra whipped cream cheese 100, lox 110, spicy mustard 440 cal.

470..gonna go get some more caffeine probably really soon.  I got pretty good sleep, prob very close to 8hrs, but still tired.

gonna be a late lunch, decided on an Atkins nut brownie bar at noon so that i can stay at my desk & do more work till late 2pm or so. 180.

650 before LATE lunch...

1:30pm lunch as i did get hungry and / or needed a break. bigger lunch but i doubt too many calories. bean sprouts sauteed 100, tofu 80, sauteed pumpkin 200 tops??, popcorn with light butter 160 around 550 i think...?

1250 tops i think..

dinner 450, plum on way home 50.
 

1750 today, yay!

1870 5-day average = YAY!!!!!!!!!! I will def keep it under 1900 this week. I did so well, so proud right now because it's been like a month of not having a weekly avg of under 2,000 so i am determined to do it RIGHT for this week!

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I seem to need more sleep these days, as i'm trying to increase exercise / not get sick....my body also seems to want to be home more on weekends...not out as much. trying to cut down on my activities including socializing...it just overwhelming right now - just wanting my space really.  so i will take my space while i can get it...and not worry about what everyone thinks - including my dad. enough is enough. If i want to rest, I will rest...i canceled on my dad to see him Sunday bc it also involved being up early to visit my grandma with him ...i need to rest and not run around all sunday...if i went, i'd be busy with family from 8:30am when i leave my place until 2pm with dad and then appt at 2:30 for face and finally get home around 4pm...i don't want to be running around like this on Sunday, nope.

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

grannyannie on 12/07/2016:
Rest when you need. Good to listen to your body! Good calories.

Horn_of_plenty on 12/08/2016:
Yes, i was totally debating if i really needed to take Friday off...and the answer is a full YES...especially as I will be paid as a sick day. I am taking it as I need it instead of waiting until i need it way too much & already sick! :-) And, i even checked the weather - sunny - so i can walk at the park on Friday!


Duaa123. on 12/07/2016:
Sleeping and resting is important ..especially sleeping , for ur dad , u dont have to stay with him that long hours ! If u are tired u can stay 2 to 3 hours only..we have this habit here ..as today I will go to have dinner at my uncle home with my relatives but they used to finish there visiting at 3 a.m !! Carrrzy haha.. but for me . We just get back home at 1 a.m or 12 at midnight.. because they dont have jobs and not studying like my family me , my sisters and my mom are busy . I hope u have a realx times

Horn_of_plenty on 12/08/2016:
You say it well - find the balance which is different for different people...and stick with what works for you... :-D



Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday Dec 06, 2016
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 115.0

6:30am Kombucha 60... and seltzer w/ stevia. Did the job real well. LOL.

8am Breakfast at work: wrap 60, cream cheese 80, lox 50, 1 egg & 1 egg white 100: 290. coffee 50. (no banana to have it later tonight).

450 tops, skipped the snack because it was late already.... 

lunch: healthy...planning to have lots of pumpkin spread stuff (not high sugar, it's sauteed with onion and salt and peppers)...and tofu i brought....maybe chips too...i have a few things in my desk drawer...

chips 150, tofu 150, and a large portion of the pumpkin 400? total around 700, good.

1150...

1300 before gym...

1700 after gym = awesome :-)

4-day average (i can do it!!!) = 1900/day. (i will be content with an average below 1900 for this week.)

...trying to do better than i have been (seriously gained some fat in midsection and it feels terrible around my waist, determined to lower my weight back down!) 

i just reviewed this month of entries for friday weekly averages and it makes sense i have gained weight because i've been eating approx 2000 calories a day for around 1 month. it's too much unfortunately.  So i'm working on lowering my average back to where it was. I know what was happening, i was overeating in evenings and giving into temptations. Portions in the evening were geting too big. Instead of just the light ice cream, it was ice cream followed by chips...it was extras. 

 

 

 

 

 

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

innerpeace on 12/06/2016:
Haven't been so brave as to try tofu, how did you cook it?

Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/06/2016:
I actually didn't cook it...you don't have to...so i cut it up and eat it along with foods with a lot of flavor. Tofu is very bland, like egg whites, so if you cook, there must be a lot of flavor in the rest of the food you are eating tofu with...common ways to cook tofu are to cook it in a stir fry or sautee with the rest of your dish.


grannyannie on 12/06/2016:
Sounds healthy!

Horn_of_plenty on 12/06/2016:
yeah :-)


Duaa123. on 12/07/2016:
It is ok .. you are going to lose those fat soon.. if u stopped eating at night and eating 2000 calor..

Healthy food this day.. keep going

Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/07/2016:
yes...i am working on getting back to the better habits...i was starting to get into bad habits...need to go back to GOOD habits! :-D



Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Dec 05, 2016
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 115.0

Happy Monday All. Will be commenting later today / tomorrow whenever the workload lightens up a bit here at work...! All is nice...hope you all had a wonderful weekend as well. Mine was relaxing!

Breakfast: Kombucha 70, also seltzer with stevia - did the trick and that always has me feeling good.

8:30am Breakfast: wrap 60, cream cheese 80, extra extra lox 160 - 300, good! oh and a banana (which is why i keep getting so darn hungry...spiking my blood sugar too much). 420.

snack: higher cal but very satisfying (and fully natural) bar. 250.

Lunch: i do have a TON of veggie options with me...hardly in a meat mood even. healthy lunch of many veggies, but yes to the oil and stuff. 600 for lunch i think. and only 2 thick slices of roast beef (cold cut slices still though!)

1350 after a healthy lunch. overall a great day!

dinner: ice cream lol with cooked cranberries, followed by a little ghee 30? and then almonds 120? around 450 i'll say.

total today: 1800 & healthy. i feel better with dinner after adding in the healthy fats and protein of the almonds. the ice cream is light and a while entire pint for 240 calories and actually tastes good!

3-day cal average: 1970, good.

i have a little extra fat in my stomach area. will try to knock it down by eating better this week. :-D

 

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Gonna be switching off gyms (Tuesdays I plan to go next to my job after work for weights & Thursdays / Weekends I'll probably continue with my gym up north near my apt that way.  Gym next to work is double the distance to the gym up north and gym near work is South of my apt...just trying to spice it up & keep it from being boring).

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

Donkey on 12/05/2016:
Well done on the eating today! Cutting carbs will help cut a leaner figure but... is it worth it? I mean, I can't imagine having to give up ice cream.

Great idea to switch it up with gyms! I wish I could join a gym, but right now, my financial focus is elsewhere, which is fine, too. I will post on what I've started doing this month to mix it up.

Horn_of_plenty on 12/06/2016:
yeah, cutting the carbs or making major changes that are pretty drastic is not in my cards. Like you, with a busy life & lifestyle as a working person & where i must be healthy enough to go to work most days of the year & where i have the NYPD as a goal at the age of 34, I do not think a drastic lifestyle that includes very low carb is worth it to me at all...also i feel when i have cut low in the past, i became slightly depressed - lack of those feel good chemicals from carbs...anyways...

yeah, i'm looking forward to working out at the new gym tonight i think i will...even though it'll be slightly early a workout after sunday's late workout (less than 48hr difference), i know it will be good for me to push myself back to do something different!

Horn_of_plenty on 12/06/2016:
thank you for supporting me here & fb <3


grannyannie on 12/05/2016:
Good job HOP!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/06/2016:
TY Annie...getting my steam back extra...just in time for this last push into the New Year :-D


hollybelle on 12/06/2016:
New gym is good idea! Make it less boring.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/06/2016:
yeah, need to mix it up...and really excited for this new gym which is actually only $200 per year vs. $300 for the other one. other one is maintained a hair better, better machines for sure and more options....BUT...the gym i rejioned at work is cool because it's even MORE MEN that i'll be working out around. it's not a chain and not fancy at all...very male-oriented. perfect for me. I get a lot of motivation off men at the gym, not as much women as there aren't that many and few do the weights....also, a brand new gym opened up a couple blocks from my work and that is more the "pretty gym" and new atmosphere that i don't need...it's very cheap too...but happy to work out amongst the hard-core men here at this hole in the wall place :-D



Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Dec 04, 2016
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 115.0

Hi all! Been sleeping great, no pills. I may wake up a few times during the night but I find it quite easy to fall back alseep. Def great sleep all weekend.

Bigger breakfast: banana 120, cooked cranberries 60 in a protien muffin 220?, chips 130, and also part (but didn't finish it yet!) of a greek yogurt 100 with some ghee added (dumb, will not do again as the ghee hardens up yuck!). 100. total here: 750 i'll say, wasn't that much ghee. 

lunch: turkey sausage jerky 110, wrap 60 with two spinach potato cakes 160: 330, excellent and satisfying. higher carb. feeling good.

1pm raspberries 100

2:30pm ice cream 250

 i think the time at home this weekend allowed for easy fridge access!

100 cal in a fiber 1 bar and caffeine before gym

dinner was healthy, feeling back on track! Subway flatbread with veggies & roast beef along with my own extra veggies and a small plumm 450 tops.

2000 today. 2050 2-day avg. GOOD :)

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gym will def be in early afternoon...i may go to Richie's gym where I work...we'll see...in the mood for something different!

planning for early gym, home early, laundry before gym sometime after i take a shower this AM in afternoon to early evening. that's it. gonna read. chill.

I admit not being motivated more than just to relax today. I give myself permission to chill. to relax.

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

Donkey on 12/04/2016:
Feeling anxious about something?

Horn_of_plenty on 12/04/2016:
No, i don't think so actually ! I was overeating but tend to do it when home all day...i think it was because i was still a bit tired...going out drinking even though i got home early-ish around 9pm Friday really got me exhausted. I get that way easily with social events because i like my alone time, you know? and it was a lot after a long week...and i didn't behave well at the bar...hooked up with someone (only there, not bring him back or anything!). anyways, i feel good in general. and i hope talking about drinking didn't upset you. I don't love drinking, only every so often - because i don't like the extra calories. if drinking was free calories, i might do it more often haha. otherwise, no. and also it tends to wear me out & make the rest of the weekend less productive, but i'm ok with this weekend being this way...

i may be writing about the bar just one more time this month, a friend's bday in 2 weeks. and another friend is having people over this friday, but i intend to NOT drink...i can always just have seltzer :-D these are my close friends for both.

anyways, thank you for the comments...i will be commenting back tomorrow on journals :-D



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