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Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Apr 29, 2019
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 114.5

2040 4 day average 

2350 Monday with tea and scone for dinner with butter and jam. Thought I ate less but things added up a hair. I had a very tasty lunch of pan fried tuna over a salad with egg whites and anchovies and avocado with a glass of wine and tried my friend’s potatoes 

Progress as of today: -0.5 lbs lost so far, only 1.5 lbs to go!

legcramps on 04/30/2019:
Yum! Hope you're having fun!

horn_of_plenty on 04/30/2019:
Very much and hope to write to you all soon just not a lot of internet time to comment right now on your entries - happy to get home to routine and have some time alone again though !!!



Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Apr 29, 2019
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 114.5

2040 4 day avg....

Tuesday banana in middle of night 100 

350 breakfast 100 snack, 200 sautéed eggplant, 100 yellow raisins big serving, bread 200, part of friends sausage 150, salad 150...1300.champagne 200, cake 100. 1600. Melon 50, egg with salt 100, blueberries 50, raspberries 150, small piece lox less than 50. Total 2050! 

And with banana in middle of night around 2150,

been having toast with butter and egg with coffee everyday which hits the spot for breakfast ! Last day is tomorrow in Disney!

weve done a lot and been to a few places several times as we pass them on the way to some activities.

Progress as of today: -0.5 lbs lost so far, only 1.5 lbs to go!


Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Apr 28, 2019
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 114.5

Sunday 1900.

Progress as of today: -0.5 lbs lost so far, only 1.5 lbs to go!


Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Apr 27, 2019
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 114.5

 

Friday Good day in Paris, 2100 cal  

sarurday ate light and pretty good no real dinner just snacks 1750 tops 

tea everyday lots of it and so tasty.  Mint added in Chinese food cold summer rolls so nice!

veggies and fruit and food in general is fresher crispier and tastier than Bach home 

Progress as of today: -0.5 lbs lost so far, only 1.5 lbs to go!

Donkey on 04/27/2019:
Pretty darn good for being in Paris - home of fantastic pastries! I bet you are doing LOTS of walking!

horn_of_plenty on 04/29/2019:
Yes indeed ! Some soreness from walking but overall still holding up....def a bit of soreness but enjoying the trip ;) def not used to taking a full week off work ;) good to feel what a full week away is like again on a real trip not like Florida this past January which was more like a relaxing home stay and not really as a full tourist compared to now in Paris ;)



Horn_Of_Plenty - Thursday Apr 25, 2019
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 114.5

 

 around 3am that settled my slight hunger and mind. mostly carbs. :)  150

Kombucha 50

Breakfast: wrap with cured sausage and mustard 250, coffee 50. chocolate 50.

snack: honey roasted almonds 100

650

Lunch: leftovers, from home!! :) forgot the meat portion...darn! i have sardines at work i can eat..i half an avocado and spaghetti squash with me..to be combined with chips and sardines..400 

snack: clementine back at home? fruitand nut butter

small sandwich 200

1500....

rest of the meals i haven't decided.

 2050 total.

 

 

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I'm off to work for half a day (literally!) and then leaving at 1pm to come home from NYC and finish up my packing.  Then, off to the airport.  it's a good week on the roads with many schools out, so less traffic and it should be alright getting to airport (i'm assuming 30min-45min).  I land Friday 9am Paris time in Orly! ahhhhh! :)

on my way home, i'm thinking to pick up a few more snack bars that i like and baby wipes for simple cleaning especially Friday. 

Progress as of today: -0.5 lbs lost so far, only 1.5 lbs to go!

Donkey on 04/25/2019:
Have a good trip! Bon voyage! So excited for you!

horn_of_plenty on 04/25/2019:
thanks Donkey...it's crazy cool to think that's my plans for later!


legcramps on 04/25/2019:
Have so much fun! Can't wait to hear all about it :) be safe!

Horn_of_plenty on 04/25/2019:
Thanks, Legs!!!! :)



Horn_Of_Plenty - Wednesday Apr 24, 2019
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 114.5

kombucha 50

breakfast: wrap and egg 200, 1/4 avocado 100, coffee 50. chocolate 50

snack: nuts?200

lunch: more food from home AND coworker! Half avo 200, tofu 50, greens 200, cake 250-300. 550

snack: forgot my fruit again :( ..maybe buy at lunch, probably not. 50 and chocolate 

dinner: something healthy, something not to big on volume 250 saag, wrap 150, 400, almond milk too.

1750...

5day: 2040, excellent.

 

Will do small walk home, but not overboard!

That's today's plans! 

Progress as of today: -0.5 lbs lost so far, only 1.5 lbs to go!

BearCountryGG on 04/24/2019:
I have wraps but I keep forgetting about them....really good cals on those!

Horn_of_plenty on 04/24/2019:
i used to have wraps that were much lower cals but they screwed with my digestion....now i have other wraps that are still good calories and very tasty!


legcramps on 04/24/2019:
I wish I liked cauliflower more, but it's a very gassy food and my stomach revolts when I try to eat it. Though, I haven't tried in awhile...

Have a good one today!

Horn_of_plenty on 04/24/2019:
yes, cauliflower is so filling....it gives me gas too but i deal with it...but i TOTALLY get you!



Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday Apr 23, 2019
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 114.5

kombucha 50

breakfast: coffee 50, wrap and egg 200, 1/4 tasty avocado and sea sallt 100. 

100 in the most lovely dark chocoalte omg!, later honey roasted almonds 150

lunch: all from home good and healthy and 1/4 avocado to clean up my skin 100 / help me feel good with healthy fats, sauteed kale 100, tofu 100, chips 200, tomatoes 50.  550.

snacks: clementines, more nuts 100

preworkout: strawberries 100 / iced coffee 30, bulletproof lemon cookie bar 220. 350.

during strength workout: coconut water / aminos / chocolate 150-200

after workout: bar? 200

2050, tops, excellent.

4day: 2110, good.

exercise was pretty good, situps were weak though and i may have to fix that by adjusting my exercises again, but not right now.

 

Progress as of today: -0.5 lbs lost so far, only 1.5 lbs to go!

BearCountryGG on 04/23/2019:
Lots of fruit!!!! GOOD!!

horn_of_plenty on 04/23/2019:
yes, i've been including veggies and nice amounts of fruit especially at home, more fruit lately! :)


Donkey on 04/24/2019:
Well done day! May I ask what brand of dark chocolate was so yummy? Asking for a friend...

horn_of_plenty on 04/24/2019:
I HAVE a couple brands i've been enjoying.

one brand is called Nib Mor and the flavor is extreme dark chocolate with chocolate nibs. i had just tried it and liked it, sorta pricey but you know me with food ;) ... link below to show you the package: https://www.instacart.com/shopping/products/19489673-nibmor-organic-dark-chocolate-with-cocoa-nibs-candy-3.55-oz?rid=649&utm_source=instacart_google&utm_medium=sem_shopping&utm_campaign=ad_demand_prospecting_shopping&device_id=Cj0KCQjwkoDmBRCcARIsAG3xzl8-Zhb002rdII1PkM5ARl2ZOu782jGhHgGrtVLkUs3ztatpAxUYrfUaAsnAEALw_wcB&utm_source=instacart_google&utm_medium=paid_search_nonbrand&utm_campaign=ad_demand_shopping_food_ny_nyc_newengen?ko_click_id=ko_7feb5cc059b19728a&utm_medium=paid_search&utm_source=instacart_google&utm_campaign=ad_demand_prospecting&utm_term=&gclid=Cj0KCQjwkoDmBRCcARIsAG3xzl8-Zhb002rdII1PkM5ARl2ZOu782jGhHgGrtVLkUs3ztatpAxUYrfUaAsnAEALw_wcB

other brand i like is Lily's Dark Chocolate, i've been trynig their bars and the calories are rather low compared to other chocolate bc Lily's is sugar free / no sugar added. There's a lot of fiber in them, but they aren't causing problems like the old horrible sugar free malitol used to...they have better things in them - stevia lol, not that you'd like it.

i like other chocolates too, but the one above has a sweet and bittery taste, which leaves you more satisfied and not wanting more.

i like a little bitter taste in my chocolate, as it prevents me from eating the whole thing....

PS - i have a drink after it / with it or iced coffee or tea, so i can have a bit of chocolate, then fill my stomach with something else.

horn_of_plenty on 04/24/2019:
BRINGING my own lunch and more veggies has helped with calories. also less snacking in the afternoon at work...



Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Apr 22, 2019
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 114.5

Kombucha 50

Breakfast: wrap 130, egg 70, 1/4 avocado 80. coffee 50. 

Snack: either honey almonds 220

lunch: totally from home! cooked kale and a little garlic and oil, tofu 100, 1/2 avo BIG 200, and either chips or some kinda snack crackers 150, tomatoes 50. 500 so nice and filling.

snack: accidentally forgot fruit so we'll see...100

dinner: Snacks - tasty 450

exercise: shorter walk, but including a walk indeed!

Will be getting a LOT of rest, or at least trying to, before this trip as i am choosing not to take thursday off but go to work as not to blow so many vacation days at once. Thursday my flight is at 7:30pm so i'll be leaving work early, but coming in, so as to save that vacation day for future use! 

1700 tops.

3day: 2130, good.

Progress as of today: -0.5 lbs lost so far, only 1.5 lbs to go!

BearCountryGG on 04/22/2019:
Those Atkins bars are amazing....so pricey though...I get them for D......I hear that there is another bar called build...or built ( not the cliff bar)...is just like a 3 muskateers)bar and 100 cals...I will look it up and be back.

horn_of_plenty on 04/22/2019:
100 cals sounds good and they are tasting like the coconut ones? i may have to give these a try!


BearCountryGG on 04/22/2019:
They are Built bars...and they come in several flavors...but they are $2.00 each through amazon...so no $ savings I guess but I hear they are amazing too.

horn_of_plenty on 04/22/2019:
i'll look at the 100 cal flavors. ty!


Donkey on 04/23/2019:
Isn't kale wonderful?

I admire you for going into work on Thursday. I also completely understand why you are doing so. Actually, it's probably a good thing to do, to keep you busy while you wait.

horn_of_plenty on 04/23/2019:
I am leaving work really early around 1:30pm that day I’m lucky I can do this. Sleep on flight ;)

horn_of_plenty on 04/23/2019:
with sleeping pill bc i really do want to sleep, but i do also know that i'll be groggy the next day....grrr. but it's worth the sleep, i think. i just want to sleep thru the entire flight.

horn_of_plenty on 04/23/2019:
bc then i wont be up eating, etc, after being up early for work. for real lol, i want to be knocked out. !


legcramps on 04/23/2019:
Good plan for the week! How long is your flight going to be? Depending on who is sitting next to me, I have no problems sleeping during flights - my Mother trained me well LOL to leave her alone during car trips she would tell me to go to sleep LOL. So now I am a really good sleeper during trips :) :) :)

horn_of_plenty on 04/23/2019:
it's around 7 hours but i don't want to waste time awake, lol. so, i will have to take a sleeping pill and right now i know there's two strengths so i'm going to make sure i have the lower strength one at home...or i'll be buying it.



Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Apr 21, 2019
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 114.5

Donkey - you hit it on the head - the running goal is definitely a practicality and not a passion. if i can pass the test, i will go back to walking / biking. i def will not continue running past when i need to as i'd rather just live life and not schedule runs in - and yes, i'll go back to weights mostly.  perahps get a dog ;)  there's more to life for me than runs ;)...but for now, it is life!

I slept well and starting in a relaxed way at home this morning. 

8am Breakfast: 2 cups shredded wheat onyxorgum 400, few craisins 70, almond milk 30, stevia and a little cinnamon. 500, kombucha 80.  

snacks: nut butter, some chocolate 200

Noon healthy lunch: leftovers small bit of tomato and cucumber salad and sauteed eggplant 100, half avocado 150,and from coworker really tasty breaded and some parm cheese chicken breast larger piece 300? 550...maybe some popcorn 100

2pm dark chocolate 50, mostly done packing, might take a nap

3pm chocolate and coffee 150

6pm-6:30 before workout: few cookies and aminos 150, coconut water and more chcolate - i like it lately) 100

After exercise thinking veggis would be good, but don't want too high volume, so, we'll seee!!350

2250, good!

2day: 2350

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I will start packing after i relax a bit more this morning - read some of my book, just relax, then i'll pack for upcoming trip

also decided on an extra load of laundry so it's not waiting for me when i get home from the trip in May!!!!! May is coming!

Later, i'll do my weights routine....i should also take a short walk but my legs are not really in the mood?.....a little walk doesn't hurt anyone, will check weather and see what i can do!

i think i have enough food to last thru this trip and may not need to stop by the supermarket today! i have a spaghetti squash i'm cooking and if my kale is still good, i'll be sauteeing it up! and i have enough meat to last...i have kombucha (already bought a ton in advance 2 weeks ago!), i have iced coffee....the only thing i'm short on is bread / wraps which i think i'll walk to pick up later - otherwise i'll buy it tomorrow on my way home as wraps will last till when i come back so i'll be prepared when i'm home and hungry after the trip! -i go right back to work for a Friday when i come back...so just get thru that day and it's the weekend again ;)

 

Progress as of today: -0.5 lbs lost so far, only 1.5 lbs to go!

Donkey on 04/21/2019:
So excited for your upcoming trip!!!! Oh my!

I'm glad that you have found my input about running to be constructive. Let's see how it goes. Usually, I would say that goals can be flexible and changeable, depending on where one's journey takes them. However, this is a different experience, because you have a specific time/date/objective goal to reach (passing that test!). So rather than a winding path, this will be more of a straight line journey for you. I'm so excited to read what happens!

Freeze - or at least refrigerate - or throw out anything you don't eat before you leave. If it has enough salt or fat, it might be OK when you get back. But nobody wants to come back to a mold garden in one's kitchen ;) (or worse - creepy crawlies!)

horn_of_plenty on 04/22/2019:
OMG YOUR SUGGESTION TO FREEZE SOME BRISKET MY MOM MADE WAS TAKEN! THANK YOU!


happy-1 on 04/21/2019:
Goals feel good!

Horn_of_plenty on 04/21/2019:
oh yeah ;)


BearCountryGG on 04/21/2019:
It sounds like a nice day, I'm sure you are really getting excited for your trip.

horn_of_plenty on 04/22/2019:
YES, very excited to make my way to Europe!



Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Apr 20, 2019
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 114.5

slept in and boyyy did that feel good! would have slept even more, but have to be at parent's place around 11am today, so need to leave my place around 10:30am which is much better than the workweek 7:20am leaving home!

9:15am breakfast: nice and filling! homemade by coworker cured pork sausage (yeah i eat everything - no restrictions even for this holiday!) 150 tops very fatty and very good. toast 100 with LOTS of saag and i even ate some of the creamed spinach on its own a few spoonfulls just yum 300. total here: 550, will have an iced coffee too, 50. 600 total :)

Healthy lunch with salmon 600

snaco chocolate and coffee 100

dinner: large amount pickled cucumber salad and other veggies 200, small amount potato 100,couple meat balls small 100, small amount meat brisket 100, cooked carrots roasted 200 asparagus 100, chocolate 100, little more chocolate 100, wine 150...1150 tops 

2450, fine - pretty good eats today ;)

 

Progress as of today: -0.5 lbs lost so far, only 1.5 lbs to go!

Donkey on 04/20/2019:
I slept in too -- I'm always conflicted about sleeping in on my days off. I feel like I've missed time to "seize the day" by sleeping in, but I know that for today, especially, I needed the extra rest.

I hope you have a good visit with your folks. Is this specifically to observe Passover? It's so nice to have family to spend holidays with. I'm trying to get my little family on board with doing something for Easter -- with the key word being "trying".

Horn_of_plenty on 04/21/2019:
yes, it was in observance of passover but since my mom is still recovering from the accident and ribs healing, she did still cook but also because new baby in family, we didn't do the holiday prep / holiday traditional meal but instead just enjoyed some time together and home cooked regular meal :) it was great and went well luckily!!!!! really well, actually! and the baby is a good baby but when they left he was CRYING and CRYING! lol sleepy baby didn't want to sleep!

i always enjoy sleeping in and don't get conflicted much at all. i have coworkers that feel your way....but i just like my sleep - and growing up even in high school i didn't get enough. i didn't sleep well in college either or until after 30. and now i do like my sleep!


BearCountryGG on 04/20/2019:
I will have to look saag up. Sounds like it may be spinach......did you know that if you eat spinach daily for an extended period of time it may cause kidney stones......just a heads up.

horn_of_plenty on 04/20/2019:
Yes it’s an Indian way of preparing spinach ....!

I should eat more spinach lol def don’t eat enough salad greens ;) thank you for the info that’s good to know !


happy-1 on 04/21/2019:
oooooh brisket



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