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

Today is a new day & I am thankful for that! Last night was a struggle, and I realize it's because of the strong coffee I had yesterday, at 5pm.  However, I'm not letting that ruin today. It's beautiful & sunny. I will do a weights workout in the morning & then go to the park later.  Will probably buy mostly prepared foods for this week, but that may change. Looking to spend time outside the apartment today & maybe on the phone with the same friend I met up with yesterday....

I may actually go to a bargain store to hopefully find shirts that are good for work but also good for walking at lunch - those stretchy fabric shirts that are usually very colorful, loose, and you don't see sweat easily on them...they would be perfect for walking & for work...I was in Macy's yesterday, but they didn't have any I liked. In all honesty though, I don't see myself going to the store today...

Breakfast: grapefruit around 100, fried egg 80 with 1/2 avocado 160 and some sea salt, on a wrap 100. around 450, good. just waiting for it to digest a bit, then going to the gym.

Gym: small bananas 2 - 220 After gym: quest protein bar from 7-eleven 200 870, excellent.

I have all the reason to make this a good day. I really do, food and exercise are good. Will be trying hard today not to fall apart and mess things up :)

Going to store to pick up food for the week. Then relaxing a little and off to the park I think. Snacking on veggies: 80? 950...

Kombucha 50 1000 Vegan protein bar 250 1250, good so far.

Really good.

after walking: fruit bar 100, 1350

dinner: 500 cal of chicken breast with skin, 1/2 cup fried rice leftovers, brussel sprouts.

1850 total, perfect. balances yesterday.

I had a good, productive weekend calorie-wise, exercise-wise, and seeing my best friend socially. all is good.

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

OhioRaven on 04/19/2015:
Have a Good Gym.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/19/2015:
it was :)

puddles on 04/19/2015:
It is good to see you in a up mood. You seem to be doing real good and I wish you a great day.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/19/2015:
yes, I am trying...I wish I could better control my moods...!!!!

biscottibody59 on 04/20/2015:
Enjoy your week!

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

Saturday night snack: chips at 2am...around 180 cal.

total cals around 2280....couldn't help it....

serious insomnia, still up at 3:20am...

another bar, all natural, high calorie 300 cals.

total cals: around 2600.


Slept from around 10:30pm-7:30am, waking up once at 3am and took a sleeping pill.

8am Strawberries 100, oat bran with cactus water lol 180, yogurt with peanut butter 350: 630 kombucha...40.

went back to bed from around 9:15am-11:30am, got a nice amount of sleep :) and I am starting to feel better. eye is getting better too.

12:20pm: hot water with lemon, turmeric, black pepper 30 cal.

1:20: ALT bar - mix of healthy fat / cabs / protein. all natural, few ingredients. mostly fruit & nut & pea protein. followed with almond milk w/ stevia. 250 cal.

910...craving a fried egg with avocado on a wrap...or maybe egg whites...maybe for dinner :)

had it at 3:30pm...wrap 60, avocado 160, and egg. 80: 300....and a couple chews 40. 340.

1250 :) oh and the kombucha 40

 Mall some pretzel and coffee 100 1450.

dinner: hopefully not more than 650, for sure. was thai basil sauce shrimp (like 6?) with vegetables and shirataki (yam fiber) noodles...but then I also had some wheat thins, 150 cals more. was craving some carbs.

total: around 2100, good. (wanted lower calories, but was very hungry all afternoon, craving energy so I had a coffee at the mall).

exercise: 20 minutes outdoors in sun, followed later by 2 hours in mall. nice.

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

puddles on 04/18/2015:
Wishing you a great Saturday.

OhioRaven on 04/18/2015:
Have a Good Day, HP.

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

Have a stye in my eye I think. Dr before work. Boss told me to take the day but I don't want to use a sick day now. So going into work later in morning.

Breakfast: hot water with lemon and turmeric 30, kombucha 40, banana 120, fried egg 100 on wrap 60, with avocado and a little sea salt 160, later chips also 150. 660 total.

Snack: protein bar 200 (and the other half the banana from above)

work lunch: rice, a piece of matzah, sardines, takeout Chinese vegetable soup, the rest of the veggies I brought - around 500

snack from coworker: one girl scout cookie thin mint 50

dinner: tons of my veggie leftovers 100?, with take-out basil sauce vegetables 350?, 2 sardines (100 cal) strawberries and also sautéed carrots 100, and I took some sticky white rice 150 = 800 or so...and some kombucha of course 50.

total: 2250, good.

stressful & tiring day. would have been better not to go to work....even though I got there very, very late at 11:30 or maybe even 11:45am. I stayed till 5pm.


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

puddles on 04/17/2015:
Styes are very uncomfortable. Take care and have a great day.

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

Needed about an hour more sleep and without interruptions of waking up around 2x? Anyways, moving forward :) 240 cals so far, 1am snack of chips and 1/2 banana...and yes I did go back to sleep after. lol

1950-2000 calories.

30min walk, weights full out with back and abs.

stye in my eye.

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

puddles on 04/16/2015:
Wishing you a great day.

grannyannie on 04/16/2015:
Have a lovely day.

Horn_Of_Plenty - Wednesday Apr 15, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 126.0

1400 :) before a light dinner tonight :) meeting up with a male friend after work :) :) same one.

Around 1750-1800 and around at least a full hour of walking. Legs are unfortunately a little bit sore.

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

puddles on 04/15/2015:
Enjoy your evening.

Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday Apr 14, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 126.0

2050 cals. Another very tired day.

30 min walk at lunch and hardcore weights but I think I skipped some abs stuff and one upper body workout - too tired. But everything that I did do, I did well. Extra carbs before and after my workout.

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

Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Apr 13, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 126.0

btw, everything has been sorted out with transferring my old retirement system money to my new one! YAY! the money has been transferred!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Sleep was slightly disturbed waking up several times and having a banana at 2am. Anyways happy Monday. I may have to work late which is ok. At least I am prepared food-wise for most of this ENTIRE week! bought MORE Food tonight. I practically have too many veggies - they will last me thru the weekend!

Calories from 2am and wake-up at 6am around 150 - lemon water and banana.

1250 or so cals by end of workday.

worked late, which was a good thing diet-wise, but not stress-wise.

50 more calories in kombucha. and TONS of cooked brussel sprouts along with some other cooked veggies. not much sauce at all. maybe around 200 at most.

1500 cals, perfect. way to go.

I guess I can thank my boss for the FABULOUS calorie count.  Tomorrow I will kiss up to him a little, tell him I do not like eating dinner out or something...he asked me to have dinner with him. :( and of course I didn't want to - I don't even go to dinner with my friends during the week! and hardly even on the weekend lol...my best friend and I usually order in. only with groups lately do I go out to eat haha.

exercise: 30 min walk :) actually, more like 20 minutes, was lazy at lunch.

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

puddles on 04/13/2015:
You seem to sleep better during the weekend. Maybe you are alergic to work weeks lol..... Have a good week.

horn_of_plenty on 04/13/2015:
Ahhhh haha u got that right! ;)

horn_of_plenty on 04/13/2015:
Ahhhh haha u got that right! ;)

thinnside40 on 04/13/2015:
Maye tonight will be a better night...Hope so!

horn_of_plenty on 04/13/2015:
Aw thank you!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Apr 12, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 126.0

So far, it's been a very happy Sunday!  I woke up around 8 which is great :) I def got around 9-9.5 hours sleep! And that was the case yesterday too, probably more like 10 hours yesterday. I needed it, as I didn't sleep well at all during the week. For tonight I will also be catching up on some zzz's before a busy week. Need to buy more sleeping pills as they do work & I almost like to take them on weekends bc they are helping me feel better & get extra sleep when I can. sleep is important - especially for feeling good and for physical healing...

I didn't fast completely, but definitely consumed less because I am definitely motivated to lose some weight before summer (July 1). And also, my calories have been a bit overboard since last weekend at my parent's house Saturday night for the holiday.

8am Breakfast: banana, strawberries, and hot water with lemon. 200.

10am-12pmSnack: Kombucha 50...later ginger tea with stevia. 0. oh, and a small protein bar with almond milk 160

total so far 410 - pretty good.

1:15 GREAT lunch: 1 fried egg on a low cal wrap 200 with 1/2 avocado 160, tons of sautéed veggies (cabbage, collard greens & broccoli) in just water / salt 150 or so (hopefully not more...) and chips, forget to add them in...100 more.and debating something to drink 40...600..

total so far is going to be very good 1,010....doing great & i am planning to def keep today around 1500-1600. and tomorrow i will try for lower calories as well (can't do it everyday or it backfires on me and i binge).gonna be trying to help myself eat fewer calories at least a couple days each week to try and lose some weight before summer. so far, it's working (besides last weekend). i am doing good overall this spring.

banana...then a fiber bar: 270, veggies in a little vinegrette 300? ......570...

1580...not very well planned between gym and dinner..., will have a bar later & kombucha.

snacking: kombucha 40, small bar 130...170.

total: 1750, higher than I expected but good :) I am happy.

going to try for around 1500 calories on Monday. Exercise will be a 30 min walk at lunch.

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

Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Apr 11, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 126.0

Happy Saturday! Deciding to sleep in all morning on and off :) 8am: 660 cal. Healthy breakfast: banana, strawberries, oat bran made with water and coconut water, 2 tbsp peanut butter, 2% Greek yogurt.

11:30 early lunch: fried egg 100, half avocado 160, pink sea salt, wrap 60, leftover chicken and veggies in basil sauce 250, kombucha 40 total 610, good.

I've got minor errands to run, then relaxing. laundry probably tonight or this afternoon.

snacking at mall: 100 and an herbal tea from Teavana with one splenda in it (I don't like to add sugar to things...when there's an alternative...)

dinner: pint thai vegetable soup 100?, bag (5 servings) cole slaw 125, some of friend's sautéed veggies and insides of her spring rolls (lol that sounds bad!) 100 at most...and 2 small protein bars after she left 260...total: 600 at most, good.

2100. higher than expected, but in range.

exercise (wasn't planning on any, but ended up being walking at mall after a spontaneous decision for us to go!) around at least 1hr at mall...and actually, more like 2 hours at mall. nice.

I want to try & sleep in tomorrow....and to make it a LOW CAL day. I will be fasting / sleeping till noon. after that, I plan to have lunch & go to the gym for the afternoon. After that, i'll run to the supermarket & come home and do laundry. that's my plan :)

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

puddles on 04/11/2015:
Nice to sleep in when you can - have a great Saturday.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/11/2015:
for sure, even after just one morning of getting a good amount of sleep, my body feels so much better :)

Horn_Of_Plenty - Friday Apr 10, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 126.0

my low cal day, today, ended up a high cal day but not overdone completely. I decided to snack on chips, 2.5 servings, after an already large dinner. it's ok though - bc I ate primarily very healthy today.  I think I am allergic to Truvia, as it makes me break out in whiteheads I think. bc I was thinking about what I've done differently lately, and I've had more of that (after not having it for a long time). and the last time I broke out badly, it was a time when I was using a lot of it. so, I will not purchase it again & luckily I've used it up...

so calories are 2500. goal is to sleep in, a lot, and do an intermittent fast using only broth and water tomorrow up until a late lunch or early dinner I am hoping, actually. my friend is coming over for dinner, probably thai food, so I can order lots of vegetables and eat them with brown rice and some protein, probably leftover chicken I already have at home so I don't have to waste it.

exercise today was good. schools in Queens, NY,  have been out this week so most days traffic was REALLY light and my commute was practically cut in half! yes! 45 minutes cut to 30 or almost a little less. so, not half, but close to it :) so I tried to park farther since there were more spots around the school which had no classes this week. but yesterday, I was really running very late, so I used the work lot. However, today, I parked the farthest I've ever parked in a long time and the walk to work was around 10 minutes. so...20 minutes round trip. also 30 minute walk at lunch. so, close to an hour total. good :)

lately, I feel stronger. I feel my body starting to burn more calories bc I am walking more.

legs are still weak many times. I've been eating a lot more potassium. lots of bananas which seem to make me feel better. I also eat more carbs (rice especially with my meals since I get a lot of it when I order thai food which I order a lot lol!). and I am also eating much more fat, which seems to be very satisfying.

hoping for early to bed tonight & hoping to sleep around the 10 hour mark. I could use it, as I skimped on sleep as usual many days this week, it's really out of my control.

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

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