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Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Aug 21, 2017
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

4am couple smallish plums 50

6:30am: kombucha 80

Breakfast at work: banana 120, coffee 50, wrap 100, cream cheese 100, lox 50: 420

Snack: 200 in a cookie and almonds

12:30pm lunch: tons of potato in sauce yea 400? egg and egg white 100, bit of other veg in sauce 150. 650, tops.

later a plum 50.

1450.

2150 today. Decent.

2120 3 day average

Jogging was good - did a straight 2mi but now sure of the pace.

GOING JOGGING TODAY, not gym, as i need to emphasize my jogging training even though i like the gym better! LOL.

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 08/21/2017:
Plums sound good...Haven't had one of those this summer yet. Jogging for 2 miles...wow...I never could do that, even when I was young.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/22/2017:
i love plums and they are easy to buy around this neck of the woods (Queens, NYC, Long Island...etc etc) Stores are just FULL of plums in summertime!

As a kid, i never, ever, jogged 2mi. It's an accomplishment though now my left ankle / leg is sore, but not in pain, just very sore. It should get better... :) as usual!



Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Aug 20, 2017
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

200 kombucha and banana

Snacking at farmers market 150 

12pm BIG LUNCH: dumpling 100, lots of vinegar eggplant marinated 200, fresh herbed goat cheese from farmers market 100, bread 200, 100 chicken burger 100

1150

5pm: dinner plum 50, egg and egg whites 150, chips 250, ice cream indulgence 300: 750

1950 to be safe = GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LATELY FOOD IS GREAT!

2day average: 2100, decent :)

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 08/20/2017:
I don't think I have ever had goat cheese, I've had goats milk and it was nasty and smelled bad....how is the cheese? love farmers markets...we have amish farm markets here,,,,,

Horn_of_plenty on 08/21/2017:
The cheese is very light, not heavy or bold taste. More like Farmer's Cheese if you ever had that - it breaks apart easily, light taste like a nice ricotta. This one had herbs. Was so nice on bread!


bearcountrygg on 08/21/2017:
sounds good!



Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Aug 19, 2017
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

9am kombucha 80

bfast: ice cream 250, coffee 50

noon lunch: wrap 100, rice 100, half chicken burger 100, tons of the indian mustard greens in the burrito (like a creamed spinach) 200, chips 150: 650 and really tasty.

1050 after good lunch.

friend coming over to jog in the afternoon! 

1100 too much gas...

Snack of fruit and strawberry drink with vodka while watching movie with my friend 400

Fair food at least 700-800

Total approx 2250 excellent

And walked and jogged 2 mi with my good friend Jen

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

Donkey on 08/20/2017:
What are the running requirements for the police exam?

Horn_of_plenty on 08/20/2017:
For NYPD, it's actually an "obstacle course" that has many parts built into one. it's not just a 1.5 mile run. I know i can pass this "obstacle course" now...i just know.

But for the LONG ISLAND NYPD precincts, i looked online and the requirements are spelled out:

1. 1.5 mi run is just under 15-16 minutes (a mile and a half)

2. Pushup requirement is 11 (i can do triple the requirement easily!) pushups for someone my age

3. Sits ups are 25 at least for the requirement, will not be a problem

I can pass the run now by the skin of my teeth so i'd like to get a bit better.

but like i said, the NYPD is not a full run, but an obstacle course with many pieces.


bearcountrygg on 08/20/2017:
OHHHHH ice cream breakfast...sounds like my kind of meal!!!!

Horn_of_plenty on 08/20/2017:
oh it's not the first time for me, definitely not! sometimes it's nice....i have a lot of LIGHTER ice creams though...like a full pint for 400 cal! and it actually tastes good...the brand I like right now is ENLIGHTENED


bearcountrygg on 08/20/2017:
That's a good brand...I've tried it...!



Horn_Of_Plenty - Friday Aug 18, 2017
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

Home: kombucha in a sweeter flavor - Mango.  It was VERY good. 100

Breakfast: wrap 100, lox 100, cream cheese 100, coffee 50 (stopped with the sugar bc i prefer right now a bitter taste to squash my appetite which has been GROWING at work !) oh and banana 120

Snack: almonds 100

Lunch: eggplant dish 100, mustard greens dish 200, chips 100, egg(s) 150. cabbage 50. 600.

PM Snack: Plum? 50

1350

Snack before gym / gym: granola bar

After gym: not sure. 

Maybe sleeping pill tonight bc all i have to really do tomorrow is jog before going out. I may choose to sleep in more....and just do laundry on Sunday...and gym Sunday too.

I was going to jog today but decided that it's a rainy day and the gym would be better.

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 08/18/2017:
Mango sounds good!!!!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/18/2017:
Was delicious and still did the job....of getting me to poop. i was getting nervous. I think I may have some fun and start drinking the higher cal flavors since they aren't aren't too high cal. as a change of pace!


bearcountrygg on 08/18/2017:
You have to have some fun!!!! Isn't it funny.....Guess I had better stay away from Kombuha if that's what it makes you do...My problem is going too much..LOL

horn_of_plenty on 08/20/2017:
Yes you don't need kombucha if you go too much already! On weekends when I drink it I poop a ton bc I am relaxed at home and not at work !!! Haha!!! Nice to have fun on weekend yeah !



Horn_Of_Plenty - Thursday Aug 17, 2017
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

Home: kombucha 80

Breakfast: wrap 100, cream cheese 100, lox 100, banana 100, coffee 70...

Snack: almonds 150

Lunch: healthy assortment of a little grain, tons of roasted veg, some cabbage, egg and egg whites, large plum 650-700

granola bar 100

1500...

 around 2200.

6day: 2133..

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I have to bring Hammy GB to the Vet tonight...his eye is not improving enough at all. Maybe needs antibiotics.  There were no appointments so i'll prob have to wait there a LONG TIME to be seen.  But it's the only late night until next week on Tuesday....so i'm bringing my poor Hammy whose eye has been sticky for a week now.

So no gym tonight, just the Vet, and bed early. Tomorrow is jogging and Gym will be Saturday instead :-)  I'm glad I did the gym 1x on Monday and didn't put that off!

Sunday will be jogging again and next week shall be really fun...Going with a friend who's here in the states from France to see her twin sister perform in a Broadway show called Comet of 1812 on Thursday night a week from tonight and then the Bronx Zoo with the lady from France on that Friday in addtion to eating dinner at a local Asian mall filled with TONS of food vendors! That's next Thursday & Friday! 

This Saturday I'm probably going to something called an Asian Night Market (i live near a VERY Asian ethnic area!) and its from 6pm-11pm on every Saturday in the summertime. Filled with Food and Festivities! At one of THE LARGEST local parks that happens to only be 10 minutes from me! I am in a GREAT part of Queens for summertime events.  The US Open is at the same park, but I will not be attending that. It's expensive and i don't generally watch Tennis!

 

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

innerpeace on 08/17/2017:
My first husband was 1/2 Vietnamese, his mother was an amazing cook and taught me a few dishes. I especially love their spring rolls.

I like tennis, when nothing else is happening in the sports world.

Have fun, however, don't eat pets! Just kidding...or not!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/18/2017:
lol, yeah, you never know what the chinese are eating these days!


bearcountrygg on 08/17/2017:
Poor little Hammy!! You have lots of fun things planned...sounds like a great weekend.

horn_of_plenty on 08/20/2017:
Such a nice weekend !!



Horn_Of_Plenty - Wednesday Aug 16, 2017
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

Home: kombucha 100

Breakfast: banana 120, wrap 100, pb 150, choc spread 50, coffee with milk and sugar 70: 

Snack: may just eat early lunch. sorta bored of things lately and sleeping more at home... been very tired as of late...very tired lately.

3pm granola bar 100

3 Jelly muchkins (more calories than i guessed at 70 per munchkin!...i though they'd be at most 40 or 50 per munchkin with hardly any jelly in these!) 210. and a tea.

Dinner: healthy, but big. around 700.

2250 today, mostly healthy.

5day average: 2120, slightly high but i think i'm ok.

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Appts are: Podiatrist @ 5:45pm and Optical @ 6:45. Both in the same building and both a 2 min drive from my appt...on the way home i'll park in shopping center there so I'm not late for the appointments. I could have parked at home & walked but then i risk being very late!...or rather, 10 min late!

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These appointments are very important as I'm getting whatever i'll need for the future in January NYPD trainnig....so i'll be getting extra glasses / insole inserts....to be prepared for anything / everything once i am in NYPD i do NOT want to be scrambling for appts or gear.

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

Donkey on 08/16/2017:
Excellent planning!

Horn_of_plenty on 08/17/2017:
Thanks! so now i have two pairs of glasses. Both transition lenses and both pairs have a slight, very slight, tint to them even indoors. I hate this, but, it makes it so that i can use just one pair of glasses when i go to academy (and keep a fully extra pair at home). the glasses will be good for indoors as well as driving in the sun and nighttime too.

As for the insoles, i was only allowed to get one pair and i do not think they easily wear out. So i'll just go with that....!

Horn_of_plenty on 08/17/2017:
Total price - i do not think i have to pay at all for the insoles. The total for two pairs of glasses both with extra active transition lenses - around $220 for everything. I'll also get that money back thru one of my funds. Cannot wait to get all my money back that i've used for copays lately!



Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday Aug 15, 2017
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

Home: kombucha 100 needed extra grr.

Breakfast: wrap 100, cream cheese 100, salami 100, banana 120, coffee 50: 

snack: not sure ? almonds, too many. 200.

lunch: ordering INDIAN to eat with my 2 eggs, cabbage & spaghetti sqash.  will be bringing a lot of the Indian home...it should last over a week. spaghetti squash 150, egg and egg whites 100, indian eggplant dish 150, indian mustard greens dish 200? 600-700 and a plum....factored in.

1450 after a tasty lunch but now very sleepy. getting good sleep tonight.

on way home:

dinner: 600....ice cream and bacon jerky. can't wait to go to sleep tonight!! prob skipping hamster and play with him in the AM.

bed early.

2050 today, excellent.

4day average: 2088, GREAT!

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!


Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Aug 14, 2017
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

Home: kombucha 80

Breakfast: coffee with milk 50, banana 120, white mexican tortilla 100, with protein cookie dough spread 200. 470

Snack: lightly salted, roasted almonds. hungry day!

1450 after healthy but large lunch.

snack before gym: i need freaking sugar, that's all i know.

200

After gym needed to indulge in fats and protein and sugar bacon egg on croissant at DD 600

2200 today. It hit the spot I needed that ! Busy week. Glad the gym got done :)

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My hamster GB has an eye infection and i'm trying to treat it at home...stinks...just over a month only that i've had the hamster and he's already sick!

Treating it with saline eye drops on a piece of cotton and also put some black tea on his eye on the outside....ugh.

Not bringing him to a vet so i hope it heals by Wednesday.

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I am skipping the gym tonight bc i am feeling extremely sleepy.

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

innerpeace on 08/14/2017:
OH that is sad to read. I hope you get the little guy taken care of.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/14/2017:
not really eager to spend time going to and from vet or $ at vet....at all i don't want to go for a $15 hamster it's kinda not my idea of $ or time well spent....i can't justify going to a vet...hoping to heal it on my own.


happy-1 on 08/14/2017:
Aaaaaw poor little guy. Welcome to pet ownership.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/14/2017:
yeah, i'd never could have guessed that after 5 weeks, i'd have a sick lil hammy.



Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Aug 13, 2017
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

Doing a little laundry bc hamster peed on me so i figured i'd wash whatever i wore since yesterday morning lol. not much! but now my hampster is empty again!

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10am-11am Had some kombucha. some seltzer and a large plum so far. as well as a banana last night around 2am since i couldn't sleep for a moment, carbs always do the trick. also had some thigh pain still from period, so the potassium helps.

250 cals or so, so far. 

Noon: wrap 100, with leftover sauteed wheat gluten

600

Ice cream and too much of it 500 at least 550.

1150....

Big dinner at chipotle 700?

1850...saying 1900 bc also bite of brownie.

2day average: 2050.

 

 

 

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Going to city for a late lunch & to central park today in NYC as well as maybe very cheap comedy show / magic show. ($5 for one show and $10 for another ...the diner is also cheap). it's nice not to spend too much money on the weekend and this weekend was great...everything was the right price.

Hamster has a slight eye infection, i'm trying to fix the problem at home first before needing to take the baby to a vet...googled some home solutions such as a chamomile tea bag on closed eye.

I'm baking a whole spaghettic squash so i hope it'll taste better from when i microwave it? Maybe after i bake it, i'll re-bake the inside after i cut it up with olive oil, garlic, black pepper.

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

happy-1 on 08/14/2017:
I do the herbal home remedies to start too. Remember germs spread to people too and wash your hands. Also, vinegar in a spray bottle anywhere he's been



Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Aug 12, 2017
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

It's 11:11 make a wish! and my Laundry is Done wahoo!

9am: plum and kombucha 150

11am brunch: same as i bring to work is what i was in the mood for today! rosemary and olive oil flatbread (that's the flavor as it's sold by Flat Out brand!) 100, with some chocolate protein spread 50, cookie dough spread also 150, banana 120. no coffee, i am craving it, but i don't make it at home. i do have some coffee and a coffee maker but it's old and haven't used it...maybe later i'll drink some when i'm out. 420 and a mexican white reg small full of carbs wrap 100.

Hungry ! 1pm another white Mexican wrap 100 and a chicken sausage 150...one more tortilla they are sooo good 100! 1000. Coffee soon too 50

Dinner was mostly salad and a cooked purple cabbage salad at a bear garden (very good one) where i ordered a summertime beer that was seriously berry flavored SO GOOD and didn't taste like beer. There was also a very tasty grapefruit beer. We sampled them all practically....and a few bites of my friend's NASTY boiled sausage and tasty potato pancakes. i tried his sauerkraut, also tasted horrible bc it had some kinda seed in it, i think caraway or rye?

2250 today and a lot of fun and good food!

we even danced to a few songs outside! :)

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!


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