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Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Jul 13, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 127.0

Been a strange night.  Up from like 2-6. then back to sleep for a little bit.  I am a little to busy today, hence the sleeping problems last night anticipating today...8:30am I have a dermatologist apt, then I picked up a very unique bouquet of flowers for my parents for tonight and even gave it to them this morning (all of this was about 40 min away from where I live) did a little food shopping at a fancy food store, returned a product to a gardening store, back here for lunch and chilling out/reading, then to the pool for a 45 minute swim class, followed by rest of food shopping, cleaners, back here to change for family dinner back home driving again about 40 minutes there! lots of events for one day. tomorrow is slower & then meeting up for dinner with the guy I have been seeing pretty steadily on mostly weekends for about 4 months now (and we have been seeing each other on and off for 6 years or so sometimes with long breaks..)

5am Breakfast: 600

snacking: 250

850, good so far...but stomach is more than weird bc I am running around, I know, and what I eat...not easy to break my habits.

12:30 healthy lunch: roasted with oil and some honey squash and some chicken breast: around 450.

snack 4pm: white hamburger roll with a little smart balance spread, trying to calm my stomach, so much gas, all my fault but I am so used to eating this way sometimes I cannot stop it so easily....150.

1450, perfect.

dinner: bbq special with family as we are meeting some of my sister's boyfriends Hungarian family here on vacation for the first time...soon he will be her fiancé...very special dinner tonight at my house that I should be getting ready for now :-) big healthy dinner, but a lot. and some dessert.

around 2500 today = success.

around 45 min swimming too :-)


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

Horn_Of_Plenty - Friday Jul 12, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 127.0

hey happy Friday! could have used maybe an hour more of sleep...but, happy Friday :-) haha

Breakfast: almond milk, fiber one, banana: 300.

snack: milk, bar: 350

lunch: bean chips & tofu...I am dumb. so much gas after lunch! and almonds 700

snack: fruit/leftover tofu from lunch: 200 or so.


it was around 2000 cal. perfect.

2am snack Saturday morning, couldn't sleep, hungry, thinking about all the things I was planning to do today (Saturday....) 300

2300, fine.

got kicked out of the pool a few minutes early...someone once again pooped in it so they closed the pool :-(

almost a half hour of swimming :-)

goodnight ladies, will probably have some extra time tomorrow...to comment :)


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

hollybelle on 07/12/2013:
Happy Fri to you, too!

Pumpkincake44 on 07/12/2013:
Sounds like you had a good day, minus the pool incident. Lol

Horn_Of_Plenty - Thursday Jul 11, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 127.0

breakfast: definitely sorta lost my appetite during it, but had some extra anyways. fiber one, milk, banana, cinnamon: around 400.

snack:bar 200

lunch: light sandwich 200, tofu 150, bean chips 150: 500 or so

snack: fruit/water/maybe almonds

pretty good day for sure :-)

around 1900 cal, good.

full upper body exercise.


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

IndependentEm93 on 07/11/2013:
Have a great day!

legcramps on 07/11/2013:
Make it a good one today!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Wednesday Jul 10, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 127.0

ohhh good morning :-) off to the doctor later in the morning, then work. was able to sleep in a lil bit..went to do laundry & the machines wouldn't accept my card.  must see about that before the appointment at the building office! all is good, can't complain...then off to work, then therapy, then 1/2 hour swim :-) full day ahead.

breakfast: almond milk 120 at least lol, oatmeal 200, banana 130, English muffin with almond butter 250: oops, really, 700 shoot. didn't realize the muffin and peanut butter was over the top until I calculated everything....700.

2100 cal.

got the bone stimulator :-)

30 minutes swim.

bed a little late cause I stayed up for laundry...then a little reading.


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

legcramps on 07/10/2013:
Hope you have a great day today!

Pumpkincake44 on 07/11/2013:
I can't wait to swim again. My suits don't fit yet.

Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday Jul 09, 2013
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 127.0


stomach is a bit weird, calories are good. 2 bananas already to settle...

calories since lunch: 1250...

20 min walk at lunch, tomorrow i get the bone stimulator...all is pretty good.

light dinner: 350

calories at gym: 250

calories after gym: approx. 200

perfect, 2050.

exercise: some light walking at lunch and full upper body weights routine at gym! awesome!

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

MrsD on 07/09/2013:
So many changes in your life also! NYPD?! How cool! I have 3 friends who are prior NYPD, talking it goes back to 2001. They are retired now though and living in different states LOL. I'm so happy for you that you have finally found the place you were meant to be! I hope your legs heal quickly also! And your tummy!

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!

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