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Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday Aug 11, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 124.5

650 before lunch...

1450 before gym, and banana 120..1600...


upper body weights, back, abs

Progress as of today: 1.5 lbs lost so far, only 4.5 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 08/11/2015:
Have a great day.

puddles on 08/11/2015:
Have a great day.

ohioraven on 08/11/2015:
Have a good day, HP.

Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Aug 10, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 124.5

Early Morning hot water/coconut water/2 lemons: 100.

Breakfast at work: greek yogurt 2% 150, some of chocolate collagen bar 100, some sunflower seeds  around 20, and sf jelly 10: 300 or so.


Snack: high fat collagen bar 230.

650 or so.

lunch: lots of steamed broccoli 150 with stir-fried chicken and some other veggies 300 and some chips 100. total 550, good.

total so far: 1250...good...(Had coffee)

before PT if I go: 

Ride Home: Plum and drink 100 at most.

Big Dinner: 1Huge cucumber could have been up to 100 cals (like having two of them) - and avocado 150 plum 50, then cooked veggies with a little sauce and tons of kale 300 at most, and a high fat protein bar 230, ...850 at most, maybe less.

so...total is 2200 eesh...wow. didn't think to calculate bc didn't realize it was really this much...in vegetables! but...happy and content and going to bed early :)

after PT: protein bar again? and fruit? too many bars but they are so small it's the easiest for me to eat on the go...for condensed energy...but not so many calories, I don't know...

Progress as of today: 1.5 lbs lost so far, only 4.5 lbs to go!

puddles on 08/10/2015:
Have a great day.

grannyannie on 08/10/2015:
Have a lovely day.

ohioraven on 08/11/2015:
Man, HP. I miss my steamed broccoli you got me hooked on. Have a good day.

Umpqua on 08/11/2015:
It sounds like you're doing really well with the eating and PT!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Aug 09, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 124.5

8am Breakfast before gym: 2 plums 100, beef jerky 150, chips 230 = 480.

it's that time of the month and having slight cramps in my upper thigh. trying to get to the gym in the AM for a strong session before coming home to get ready for a pool party in the afternoon around one hour away on LI (without traffic...) may turn into more like 1.5hrs going there. so that's why it makes sense to go to the gym now and not after the party, at 6pm tonight. party starts around 1-2.

ate a bit of party food. but not overboard. calories around 2200. i'm glad yesterday was a lower calorie because I've been feeling like i'm gaining weight the past couple weeks...looking to have another low cal day next Monday when I take the day off. I may even aim for 1200 (that's if I can do an intermittent fast and eat sparingly in the AM that day...we will see, even 1500 would be good for that Monday.)

Progress as of today: 1.5 lbs lost so far, only 4.5 lbs to go!

puddles on 08/09/2015:
Have a great day.

grannyannie on 08/09/2015:
Enjoy your day.

biscottibody59 on 08/09/2015:
Have a good week:-)

Mistyrose on 08/10/2015:
A pool party, hope you had lots of fun

Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Aug 08, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 124.5

Kombucha 70 and then turkey jerky 160...230...and Bai drink 20

Chips 130...pretzels 120 250

500...cucumber salad 100 at most and two big peppers 100


Fatty bar before dinner 230.


Dinner: lots of cooked kale 150 at least, some veggies in basil sauce 150 at most, tofu 100.


Progress as of today: 1.5 lbs lost so far, only 4.5 lbs to go!

puddles on 08/08/2015:
Have a great day.

thinkpositive on 08/08/2015:
Sounds good!

ohioraven on 08/09/2015:
Turkey Jerky. That's different. Have a good day, HP.

Mistyrose on 08/10/2015:
Good day

Horn_Of_Plenty - Friday Aug 07, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 124.5

Thursday was around 1950. Very good. And my upper body, and, push-up routine at gym.

Progress as of today: 1.5 lbs lost so far, only 4.5 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Friday Aug 07, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 124.5

TGIF! Looking towards a nice weekend. It will Be busy and fun....just gotta decide when I am doing laundry! Probably tonight.

1400 before dinner.

yep, laundry is drying now...it's 8:15pm. got a ton done after work: supermarket and laundry.

exercise: 5 min stroll around building, the errands.

Late night snack of two plums.

Totally forgot about the 130 cal Bar I ate on the way home...so...more like 2300. Little too high.

Progress as of today: 1.5 lbs lost so far, only 4.5 lbs to go!

puddles on 08/07/2015:
Have a great weekend.

ohioraven on 08/07/2015:
Yep ! Have a great weekend.

thinkpositive on 08/08/2015:
Have a fun weekend.

Horn_Of_Plenty - Wednesday Aug 05, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 124.5

For a juicy entry read yesterday's lol.... 1600 cal before later evening snack...

yeah, so splurged on having both the drumstick and half a chicken breast both with skin from a rotisserie chicken I bought just now at the supermarket. I will assume around 500 for them (with skin and some extra seasoning) also, a wrap 100. AND kale salad that had a bit of dressing, i'll assume 100-150. total here is around 750 prob at most.

total: 2350. was craving fat and real food. feeling better now.

PT was ok. not much in terms of flirting. and I think I was in a good mood but also quite tired...and I think it showed later on near the ending of the session...anyways, so glad it's the weekend soon.

I will relax one of the days on the weekend, for sure...just not sleeping enough and feeling too tired.

and need to eat better....too many bars lately.


Progress as of today: 1.5 lbs lost so far, only 4.5 lbs to go!

biscottibody59 on 08/05/2015:
I guess you've pointed this out, but perhaps he's just not wanting to cross any lines (ethically, etc) until you're cut loose from the professional relationship. Time will tell.

hollybelle on 08/05/2015:
Read yesterday's entry. I tend to think like Biscotti said above....glad you are taking care of your ankle and getting prepared for the academy try-out. You have wanted that for a long time. I'll stay tuned on the Paul thing....:-)

puddles on 08/05/2015:
Interesting read yesterday. Things might all be turning in the right direction. Have a great evening.

grannyannie on 08/06/2015:
Sometimes you just gotta have some fat!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday Aug 04, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 124.5

Calories: 1850, perfect...turned into 1950 cals, having trouble sleeping since Sunday night and reached for some chips around 2am this morning... Also gym session, as well. Looking forward to PT tomorrow...not to mention I get to see Paul, my adorably single PT guy.  I know it sounds bad, but I really am bad.  I like breaking rules and doing the unthinkable. But this has nothing to do with the reasons I like him.  This man is the most understanding and easygoing man I have ever met and I will miss him SO MUCH after this if I am not able to see him anymore.

Without Paul in my life, like he is twice a week when I see him and we chat about everything and joke and flirt and tease each other, I will be quite upset. I will feel like I have lost a good friend. For I have known in over 1 1/2 years now! and seen him more frequently than any of my actual friends! (even though it's been thru PT).

Like I've mentioned, we used to text (with ME initiating) and i'd come to realize it was no good - that he is better in person than text. So right now, it's about continuing to get to know him, to enjoy spending time with him when I see him. To continue the friendship - i'm sure he'd agree the same.  I see him for up to 6 more weeks before I even need to worry about anything. Then, I plan on continuing to go for fitness (many people do) and paying out of pocket which is no problem bc my insurance refunds me thru my medical funds. It's great....

I do hope, down the road when I am healed that he will consider me as someone more than a client and even more than a friend.

Of all the men I have ever met, he's the ONLY one that has understood me. And I will be upset to lose him in my life.  Even though I have never dated him, I know i'm far more unique than the average woman and I don't have an easy time dating.  For this reason, I am certain that Paul is someone special I was meant to meet and maybe not only for PT.

Hey, it's a wish. If it doesn't happen, i'll be ok :)

Been sorta running around. But all is good. Hope to catch up with everyone on the weekend.


Because my ankle has been showing DEFINITE improvement. I am so close to being healed.  I doubt I need longer than a month until the pain and really the problem now is weakness is gone. I can't wait to not worry so much that my arch of my foot doesn't feel supported as I walk because the injury will be gone and it will not always feel this way. But, like I've mentioned recently, all because the pain and weakness will be healed soon, the injury is still healing. I will take it slow.  I am thankful for again a second chance.  There will be no jogging until Fall...and after apple picking season :)  What I'm saying is, I've taken all the chances God has graciously given me. But now, the choice is mine. I can train too hard and reinjure or I can be extremely careful and win over my goal to get into the NYPD. The choice will lie in my hands & I vow to not try to ever overexert my lower body for it's NOT WORTH IT. I don't ever want to experience the grief of pain and injury again like I have these past 2.5 years (but there were about 2-3 months where I felt all better before this Spring when I accidentally had another similar injury).  2.5years is a VERY long time out of anyone's life. And I am going to be very strong about this and achieve that academy because it's what I set out to do and I never back down on the things I truly want.

When I achieve this goal, it will be my biggest and absolute most important achievement in my life.  And that's big. I have a bachelor's & a master's degree. I taught for 4 years in public schools. I also have a two year certificate of Xray Technology.  I have been thru a lot of school. Succeeded and gotten high grades (lol, as well as some embarrassing low ones...I was never a perfect student! - always had some ups and downs...especially my first year of college.)

But I am worth it. I love myself and think well of myself enough to know in my heart that I will realize this goal of joining the NYPD.  It's up to me to stay positive & me to go after it and make time for the training leading up to it.  It's me to make it top priority and not to play around as much with friends if it's going to make me exhausted and not able to get thru these weeks these two years that i'm going thru at the moment leading up to the academy.

I am very proud of myself for continuing with the gym and sticking to my plans (even though I did give myself mandatory time off from all gym and fitness activity this past winter that lasted 3 months before I felt well enough to head back). There were also weeks here and there that I took off when I felt completely beat - and this is ok...all athletes need extra rest time to time...

This has all been a very stressful and challenging time for me dealing with the leg tendonitis (2 years until I made full recovery this past Jan/February) and then ankle tendonitis which started this past end of April (around 3 months and it is still mending, not fully there).  Besides breaking my ankle over 10 years ago trying to snowboard while in college, these are the full extent of all my fitness injuries.

These tendonitis injuries are from overuse and me not being an athlete in the past, thinking I was indestructible and that I could train and train without full recovery.

I have a friend who is a fitness instructor. She teaches some water aerobics which is nice. But she also teaches hardcore zumba, other tough aerobics classes, she has also ventured into long distance running - half marathons.  Well, I know her in real life and she is one of the biggest go-getters and enthusiastic and energetic women I know. She's around 40. But also, I stay in touch with her on facebook and she gets injured.  She gets shin splints...tendonitis type stuff...small bone fractures in her feet. And I've come to realize that I cannot bear to have this stuff happen to me constantly. I cannot live my life constantly agonized by injury after injury. The woman I know tends to overcome them well and faster than I do....but still...pain and injury is not fun.

So, to be in the academy, i'll have to run. But, I will not need distance running of even 5 miles at a time under my belt. Instead of doing the maximum, I plan on doing only what I need to in order to feel secure that I wont hurt myself once in the academy. I'm not going to overtrain cardio.  And, I am not even going to venture to start doing anything (I've even stopped my walking at lunch during most of the summer because of this injury - and don't plan to start again till into the fall & after my birthday - that means NO extra walking at lunch - it means doing less not more - I may change my mind lol and walk 10  minutes or so at lunch if I feel like it every other day...)

Thoughts are just stirring in my head now :)

Mostly joyful thoughts. An injury can be very depressing when you don't know the healing time frame.  And I am just overjoyed that I finally notice it's on the mend. When something as little as tendonitis in an ankle takes a little over 3 months to feel the initial signs of reaching towards recovery, it feels wonderful to realize that I am going to make a full, complete recovery.

but this can't happen again.  I must look after myself better when doing cardio.  I must not push it.  For if I do, I'll miss the age cutoff of the academy - which is around 35.  I turn 33 in September. And my goal for the NYPD is January '17.  I will be 34 then.  It will be my LAST chance to do it.

But, in some ways, it's not time to stress about it or feel anxious. Instead, it's a time to be thankful and positive. To feel alive with enthusiasm for what's to come. To know in my heart that I am capable of fulfilling this burning dream. Just seeing cops on the road or on the street or passing a precinct, I feel a high. I want to join them so badly you could not imagine.

All my close friends know I have a certain affinity for cops. For service men...and women.  I support them highly and it makes me smile just to see them. I even get pleasure in taking photos with these guys / gals. Some may think i'm weird and maybe I am - but this is me. and more importantly, it's my goal to join their ranks in the NYPD.

I will not live my life without meeting this goal....so just watch me! :-D

Progress as of today: 1.5 lbs lost so far, only 4.5 lbs to go!

thinkpositive on 08/05/2015:
So glad to hear that you are healing and getting closer to your goal of entering the academy. Seems like there is more of a connection than just PT between you & Paul !

grannyannie on 08/05/2015:
Happy to hear! How sweet.

Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Aug 03, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 124.5

1800 cals so far. One more snack tonight.

Around 2050. Perfect.

Progress as of today: 1.5 lbs lost so far, only 4.5 lbs to go!

puddles on 08/03/2015:
Have a great evening.

ohioraven on 08/04/2015:
Perfect, HP.

Maria7 on 08/04/2015:
Hope you are having a good day. :-)

Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Aug 02, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 124.5

10amBreakfast: fruit 100 and 3.5 servings chips 450 = 550.

12pm lunch: some veggies in curry 150, chicken in wrap 300 1000, good.

Today is not as low-calorie as I specifically wanted & in all honesty, I don't think i'm ready to make today low cal at all. We'll see. even eating 1800 sounds dismal right now - like it's too low. Hopefully a good gym workout will make me feel better. Feeling good to have a lazy day but of course as usual I am tempted by food everywhere! LOL.

1:45pm: Snack before gym of peanut butter on a wrap with sf jelly. around 250.

total so far: 1250. good.

After gym i'm thinking a protein shake. and something lighter for dinner. not sure.

I may opt to also wash my sheets since I didn't do that Friday along with one load of laundry later today. everything's up in the air, really!  One thing I don't need to really do is a lot of food shopping. R

eally, I could stay out of the supermarket today...or pick up very little. Honestly, I don't want to do a lot of errands today. I'm thinking the gym, have a protein shake, come back here and relax a bit more, maybe those loads of laundry. Maybe not :)

Big protein shake at gym 500


Will have a snack later as well. Can't be perfect.

Kombucha and protein chocolate quest bar. 250

2050. Good. And I had a great workout at the gym :)

Progress as of today: 1.5 lbs lost so far, only 4.5 lbs to go!

puddles on 08/02/2015:
Have a great day.

hollybelle on 08/02/2015:
Catching up with you the past few day - good job taking it easy on the ankle. Beach trip sounds great. Have a good week!

biscottibody59 on 08/02/2015:
Looks like you're doing great!

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