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

8pm last night snack organic bar 230

9am: oatmeal 150, almond milk 20, honey / ghee both 50, cinnamon / stevia, yogurt 150, peanut butter 150 550. excellent & balanced, kombucha

11am: biscotti 100 and seltzer with stevia, later a few almonds 50

950....1600 after big lunch 1800 before dinner - snacks of coffee, an orange pepper and a big fiber one cookie

2200 total today = excellent

also cooked up turkey burgers...lol before my jog....i'll jog at some point...going at noon...


 Today's plan: jog at park in early afternoon, jogged at gym due to rain - 1.7 miles and left bc i had enough...have lunch, pick up friend to finish up my hamster cage....and then later drive him to the train then relaxing back home & reading / early bed again i think.

Tomorrow's plan: visit grandma with dad and sister, then back home for bbq for father's day, gym in evening.

Prob do laundry of towels / bedding on MONDAY night on purpose relaxing off the laundry thru the rest of the weekend since i did most of it last night! :)




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

Donkey on 06/17/2017:
Hope your run/jog went well! Progressive baby steps! Can't wait for you to get your little hammy <3

Horn_of_plenty on 06/18/2017:
for some reason i was very anxious (had anxiety) using the treadmill for this first time. I was having trouble jogging for long periods, frequently stopping to walk.

then i quit before injury bc i felt it was better to stop than to keep going bc i had plans with a friend and was running so late already it wasn't worth it....

and the hammy is coming....half the cage right now (the top) is at the hardware store bc the worker volunteered to do it for me...i'll give him a nice tip!!!!!!!!!

Horn_of_plenty on 06/18/2017:
and yes with the jogging - baby steps.

Horn_of_plenty on 06/18/2017:
as i was on the treadmill, i was thinking the most negative thoughts (like what if i didn't make the academy....what would i do!?)....you don't wanna know....

happy-1 on 06/21/2017:
You really are the one posting the most! Hugs

Horn_of_plenty on 06/21/2017:
Yes...it's a habit to post here! i love this site! <3

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

Doing most of the laundry after work today so that i can quickly do my sheets sunday night if i want to & not have to worry about laundry even tomorrow (i can sleep in and be lazy if i want to!)

2070 weekly avg = good.


Working 9-5 straight with NO BREAKS and lunch at desk....whatever, at least i don't owe the company any time!

Home: kombucha 80

Breakfast: wrap 100, cream cheese 100, lox 100, coffee w/ milk 50, candies 20: 370.

 almonds 150

healthy lunch: 1 egg, 2 egg whites, 100, marinated mushrooms with extra oil 150-200   , cabbage 50 with some oil, half a large bagel 200. 550-600 healthy and a fiber 1 cookie for dessert, treating myself...def the plan is to SLEEP IN TOMORROW and gym only....no other plans - and laundry. hamster cage stuff can wait.

2:45pm snack #2 - fruit and some candies 100

1400, excellent considering :)

6pm dinner: marinated salad 100, wrap 300, chips 150 550-600

2000 :)



I fixed the flat tire problem before work - only got to work hour late - amazing - i'll eat at my desk and not even really owe any time (deduct an hour lunch away from desk) by just having lunch at my desk today and still leaving at 5. 9am-5pm. excellent.  the rim was bent - so they fixed the rim and added some rubber seal to it...should be excellent now.  so the problem wasn't the tire and wasn't the valve - but the actual rim.  I should have checked all rims....another time before i enter the academy i may just check that out so i have no new problems?!....

i hope to take care of all problems and possible future problems with my computer, car, etc. - before the academy. I need to also update my anti-virus program on my computer. I plan to do this in the fall - on a holiday we get i'll go to the store where i bought my computer and have them update it there. - close by and should be good. i already bought microsoft word earlier this year....so i have all the programs i need - just need to make sure the computer is good. i may even purchase a NEW COMPUTER specifically for NYPD. yes. but that's $1,000 down the drain, so, we shall see. It may be worth it - to have the best laptop / computer for the 6 months i'm in....actually...now that i write this....6 months is nothing....i do not need a new laptop for 6 months....unless mine starts to fail.


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

innerpeace on 06/16/2017:
I wouldn't consider it "down the drain" consider it an investment in your future!

Horn_of_plenty on 06/16/2017:
i'll just make sure everything is clean and working great with antivirus...since it's only a 6 month academy...i'll try to get thru without any major purchases (electronics, cars, etc.) ...

i'll make sure to get my laptop looked at later in the fall is my plan. i don't want to do anything else this summer...

you have a good point at the phrasing...to be more positive :)

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

Home: kombucha 60

Breakfast: wrap 100, pb 200, sf jelly, banana 120, coffee 50

550 tops. and some candies.

almonds 100

lunch: crackers 150, marinated mushrooms with oil extra 200, tuna 50, caffeine drink: 450.

cookie around 2pm 100

i want the gym ... have to decide...leaning towards a positively YES! and more almonds 50

1250 before snack before gym....

(but my legs are sore, so i'm resting. i may change my mind bc i think i'm slightly restless. shoulder feels fine .....legs / arches of feet are sore that's it...) prob going to gym and changing once again at home (forgot clothes) and doing only upper, lightly instead of fully skipping...sounds like a good idea right now.

 Snack before gym: prob fruit and granola bar...or something i will grab it at home in my house....and seltzer with stevia that i have been enjoying...100

1350 before gym, EXCELLENT thanks to a very healthy lunch!!!! going back to gym today instead  of sunday, getting one extra workout in...

1850 today - very good.

6day avg: 2076 = very good.


i think the gym will be good for me...i love my arms and hate waiting to exercise them until sunday so instead of waiting...since the show activity is cancelled tonight, off to the gym i go! no more excuses and i think it's better to move than not to move at all today. i should also do abs...for sure....another reason to get my booty back in the gym tonight...i have rested 6 days. practically one week. and i'll rest again soon, so that's why i am going back now.

Dinner after gym: will be healthy as i have a ton of good food at home and maybe also some ice cream after dinner yes depending on the time! otherwise maybe just sweets tonight.?



I  might just go back to the gym tonight...or rest, not sure.

NO TICKETS GIVEN OUT TONIGHT PER THAT THEATRE...will hvae to do this another time: I was given FREE past-dated tickets to a Broadway show and the deal is to see it on a Monday thru Thursday night. So, i'm calling this morning to make sure there are seats left and then the plan is to leave work half hour early in order to get to NYC with my friend back at home (i will drive home first).  We're leaving here 5:30pm and the show starts at 7pm.  It'll be just enough time as long as everything goes smoothly we may even have up to 30min to spare before the show starts, but not more than that!

We will not have time for dinner, just the show. So i told him to eat on his own. lol...there's simply no time! But we def want to use these free tickets! duh! The show is BANDSTAND. it should be good!

We were going to go the week of July 4th in the evening on that Thursday but because i am not at the gym this week and it's an easier week, I asked my friend if he wanted to go this Thursday instead and he's usually very excited to do things....so he said of course let's go this Thursday!

Luckily i am happy the show starts at 7pm today and not 8pm like yesterday....the earlier the better because i am going to work tomorrow! so it means we get home earlier. We're taking public transportation in and a TAXI nice and quick home!

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

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

5-day average: 2122 - def have some fat on my stomach from all the extra cals, but overall the clothes still fit, lol...who knows right now!

Slept for a long time as I was pretty tired and could have slept in after my alarm easily...but got up for work lol...

Home: extra kombucha i needed 120

Breakfast: wrap 100, pb 200, sf jelly, banana 120: 420.

snack: almonds 150

2pm lunch:  healthy big portion of sauteed cabbage like at least 200, matzah and a little extra 200 cal, 1 egg and leftover 2 bites of a sausage 150, sauteed green beans 100, sauteed eggplant 50: 700 tops.

snack before jog: 2 white chocolate truffles and a plum as well as seltzer with stevia 200

JOG WAS BETTER THAN EVER! and i walked a little extra and an extra lap so today my mileage was a 5k or 3 miles! some walking, but getting better.

dinner: raspberries 60, ice cream 120, lox 100 on a wrap 100 with little bit of potato 100: 500, excellent and decently healthy.

total today is decent: 2100. good exercise.

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

happy-1 on 06/14/2017:
Yum. Your meals sound really good!

Horn_of_plenty on 06/15/2017:
lately i enjoy more carbs :) especially that time of the month...thanks on your tips the other day...i have stopped a lot of my home cooking lately.

Donkey on 06/14/2017:
So glad to hear that the run went well!! GREAT!!!

Horn_of_plenty on 06/15/2017:
yes....thank you for reminding me to concentrate on the things that ARE going well....and to keep them going well !

thank you....thank you for reminding me what i should feel really happy about and what i should remember if / when i am feeling down!


Horn_of_plenty on 06/15/2017:
and yes, i'm taking around 1.5 weeks off the gym....shoulder is feeling better and should be basically back to normal come saturday evening when i go back :) or even saturday afternoon!

Horn_of_plenty on 06/15/2017:
nope, took 6 days...went back tonight! lol

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

 6:30am Kombucha at home rose flavor (always craving more sweet things at time of the month!) 80

9am late Breakfast at work: wrap 100, pb 200, jelly sf, banana 120, coffee 50 (no sweetener and decaf): 470

Snack: lots of almonds

750 all healthy, before lunch

Lunch: potato with curry 250?, greens 100, and a sausage 150: 500.


Snack: cookie 100. probably at 4pm.



Taking off from exercise tonight & already went food shopping my plan is basically bed early tonight & my reading. Also reading at lunch today for sure at the furniture store is my new reading location (it’s approx. 95degrees so as long as they don’t kick me out off their couch…)

yesterday i was really hormonal and actually angry at this new seating location...i'm getting more used to it today :)....things are getting better, for now.

2150 or so. Good.

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

happy-1 on 06/14/2017:
LOL. I like sitting in furniture stores too. It is how I ended up with a recliner that fits nowhere.

Horn_of_plenty on 06/14/2017:

happy-1 on 06/14/2017:
Yeah. The guy wore me down. Leave your credit cards in your desk.

Horn_of_plenty on 06/15/2017:
i almost never bring them when going out! haha....i certainly leave the full bag at my desk! too funny..

happy-1 on 06/14/2017:
I also am not going to go test drive any cars unless I have a friend come with me to hold my wallet.

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

2120 3-day average

depending on weather tomorrow, i may go to the gym to jog even though i do not like jogging inside....or i may just relax tomorrow after work again. 

I'm taking this week off from weights, letting my shoulder heal. i pulled something in it last thursday.


150 in kombucha extra needed it..time of month....

breakfast: wrap 100 with small pb 100, jelly 10, banana 120: 350 approx, coffee 50. 400. and some candies 50

lunch: healthy crackers 160, 2 eggs 140, veggies 100, rice 200 hopefully not too much more also some oil 50: 650.

1250 after a healthy lunch. 

granola bar and a med plum approx 150

1400 before dinner....need more veg for this week...i might pick up thai food - a lot of it.

today i'm getting last of the supplies i need for this hamster cage.  nope - store closes at 5 everyday, so i'll hvae to get the rest on the weekend....

work is really upsetting today from the start as i moved desks to another one (there are so many empty desks) but instead of my boss giving any desk to the new guy,  he gave my old desk to the new guy like as a sign to me saying "get lost" like i'm so easily replaced but straight out does it based on his actions. it's hurtful. it's really, really disrespectful.

I hate my boss.

i didn't feel very good all day. in fact, i felt terrible and didn't even finsih an assignemnt before deciding to go home, at 5, and not work a single minute longer. I just couln't - my mind couldn't function another second in that hostile work environment.

dinner: potatoes with like some curry or something 250, lots of bok choy 150, and a bar on the healthy side with some protein 250. 650


If my boss is going to treat me like a piece of sh*t, i just cannot respect that. I don't have that within me & it's totally unacceptable.

i will remain at this job until December.



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

innerpeace on 06/13/2017:
Can't your union do something for you? I could not work in a hostile environment like that. Make a grievance or something. Hope things get better soon.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 06/13/2017:
Best i am doing is settling down. Today it was more relaxed as the main boss is not in.

i didn't have to deal with him thankfully.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 06/13/2017:
it's just poor managment and lots of change...and i got blamed for small mistakes of my own and it carried out by getting extremely blown out of proportion by a shiat boss...i think i may be ok now...

Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Jun 11, 2017
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

sunday mid of night - banana 120

9am breakfast: oatmeal 150, cocoa powder 60,pb 150, dried fruit 100, stevia, almond milk 20:  500


Light lunch: 1 sausage that i made in a wrap 250

Snack: 1 donut and iced coffee 350...later a pickle 

2000 cals Sunday

2 day average: 2150 - decent.

i bought a coffee around 3pm on Sunday afternoon so sleeping Sunday night into monday was not good.)  But at least I slept like a baby all weekend Friday night & Sat nights!


I saw another movie by myself today and it was another really good one - Wonder Woman! I'm glad a saw it and it had a great story line and well as themes.  

After that, i had brought along everything i needed to go tanning at a local park - after stopping for an iced coffee and donut. 

i then totally put on suntan lotion in the park bathroom, stripped to my bikini at the park and laid out, reading.

I don't prefer the beach anymore. I don't enjoy the drive out there. It's a hassle for a working person and tires me out for the remainder of the weekend. But the park is so close, i see myself going there often for a suntan, i can also lay out on my newly renovated terrace (but don't love the pigeons flying by haha...and the park is nice with everyone out there as well.) i even met a friend there today! Someone my age with her sister.

If i'm gonna try for the academy this summer, the beach is wayyyy too much hassel (over an hour drive each way) and the park is only 10 min....so this is why  i prefer the park. also, it doesn't take a whole day with the beach...finding parking, walking thru sand....park is better this summer.

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

Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Jun 10, 2017
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

2300 saturday.

150 cal from last night's indulgence, yeah, it was a slight emotinal binge i'll admit. because after that, i did fall asleep which is really what i needed all along. but all is good.

I was planning to go to beach with parents but really i had wanted quiet time this weekend and not waking up early and spending it till very late with them - so i pulled out of that. I would have had to leave my apt now at 9am to go to them and i am just settling down to waking up now and having breakfast. So bailing was good - it's more important i get to sleep in and relax than rush to get ready for beach - it would have also meant picking up food last night after work and i had stayed late at work. So....i did what i had to do and told my parents i'd see them next week for Father's Day. Beach was only because i had meant to go to them to pick up a hamster cage but i have decided on a different cage now.

150 cal from last night.

9am: kombucha Rose flavor so good! 50 and honey 50

10:30 i made an awesomely, very rich, chocolate oatmeal dish: oatmeal 150, almond milk 20, cocoa powder 100 (lots of it!), steiva, dried goldenberries 100, peanut butter 200, cinnamon: 550

cookie before jog 120

920 after cookie before jog

2pm - 3pm late lunch after jog: cookie 250, ice cream 170, and then healthy sauteed veg when i got home lol yes weird 200: 650 tops

1550 (goal for today is for approx 2050 cal). tomorrow is now a rest day, no gym, taking the day off and also taking off the gym until thursday - hopefully should will heal up by then bc i have a pulled muscle). 


also tomorrow probably just going to Home Depot to buy a huge plastic bin for my hamster coming later this month (as soon as i have all the materials for the cage - ordered some cute things online!) 


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

Donkey on 06/10/2017:
Sometimes you just have to say "no thanks, not this time..." I get it :-)

innerpeace on 06/11/2017:
OMG I know about relaxing time. Hope youe enjoyed your day.

Good luck with the hamster.

Horn_Of_Plenty - Friday Jun 09, 2017
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

I pulled a muscle in my shoulder last night accidentally moved too fast :/ .... so, i will be doing less gym this coming week or probaby skipping it & taking a break - to let my body have some rest, YES.

6:30am Home: honey & kombucha 100

8am Breakfast at work: wrap 100, pb 200, sf jelly small amount, cinnamon, coffee 50 = 350. oh and a smallish banana 120.

11am: Snack: egg & oatmeal cookie 200? i may skip the snack, again, trying....and just eat an early lunch & snack in PM of a cookie is what i'd like to do! egg

Lunch: Leftovers from last night's chinese yum and some soy meats 250. the leftover chinese is Chop Suey - this place cooks it EXTRA well! lots of veg, light sauce, very tasty like 400 tops for chop suey i hope! it was a lot of food. 

100 cal chocolate on way home :-) 1 really tasty white chocolate truffle

Microwave meal for dinner. microwave meal was 450, lots of greens with it 200, and desert of strawberries 50. 700

2200 total. 

2092 7-day = at least i'm in the 2000's and i think it should be my goal to average in the 2000's for now.

(and 150 cal more of ice cream after dinner, calories will be tacked onto tomorrow's total)


I hope my shoulder improves so i can do keep lifting weights....most probably taking sunday off completely from gym - and trying to jog tomorrow bc sunday will be too hot for it (95) and i prefer outdoor exercise to the treadmill right now.


Thankful i guess for a quiet day at work - just ordered everything my Hamster will need. Her name will be GG...short for Gym Girlie!

She's going to be a female bc they are easier to care for...and are less fussy about what time you play with them (hamsters are nocturnal). I spend around $100 on the accessories and stuff. I just need a water bottle.

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

innerpeace on 06/09/2017:
OUCH! Sorry to hear about your shoulder injury. Hopefully you'll be back in the gym before too long! Have a great weekend.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 06/09/2017:
Yeah, i'm considering i need a break from gym....

Horn_Of_Plenty on 06/09/2017:
and just concentrate on jogging and resting.

Donkey on 06/10/2017:
I found that after taking a 4 day hiatus from weight training that when I went back to it, it was a really good workout. You might want to try taking a week (or 2) off and see what happens... It's a process.

Horn_Of_Plenty - Thursday Jun 08, 2017
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

Home: kombucha 50; I forgot my banana - maybe eat it tonight: :-)

8am: Breakfast: wrap 100, cream cheese 100, lox / salami mix 100, coffee 50:  350.

11amSnack: lightly salted almonds  150

12:45pmHealthy lunch: crackers matzah 200, 1 egg 80, 3 egg whites 70, and veggies 250: 600 total and some diet coke

5pmSnack before gym: calorie free no caffeine drink and my last biscotti (so glad bc i didn't love these!)

after gym: a banana 120, veg chop suey 250? chips 250: 650, tops - decent.  you see, my weight on the scale is stable and therefore i don't eat less....lol.  not even in mood for protein after the gym...

1950 today - pretty healthy.

6day average:2075 - very good.

Work is going better, thankfully.

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

innerpeace on 06/09/2017:
At first when I read this I thought it read...forgot to eat. ANd I was going to say, I've forgotten my keys and cell phone but you need to be a special kind of dumb to forget to eat. Glad I didn't have to call you dumb!

I'm glad things are going better at work for you, hang in there!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 06/09/2017:
yeah...i DO NOT forget to eat, ever!

I wish i were one of those types....these types of people are skinny minnies...the ones that forget to eat...i do know a few people like this!

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