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Horn_Of_Plenty - Wednesday Jun 05, 2019
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 114.5

Great Articles about the Misfits company.  Seems it's a pretty honest, human approach!

i think this company services areas of NYC, NY, Pennsylvania and NJ.



kombucha 50

8:45am Breakfast wrap and egg 200, avo 150, spices, coffee 50. sf chocolate 60

10am snack Dang bar chocolate sea salt 210, almonds 30

12:45pm lunch: sauteed veggies 200?, tofu 100, chips 200, seaweed salad 50?, clementine 550-600

3pm snack: will be fruit 50 and almonds, so snacky, just going with it. 100

6:30pm strawberries100, whipped cream 120, iced coffee 30. 250 before exercise ladder

Heavy duty cured pork sausage - very fatty, VERY TASTY (SO GOOD!) 350? and popcorn 100. 450?


2150 5day which is good :)




 my coworker / supervisor is at a class today...i will leave as soon as possible as well as take a nice, long lunch today! as long as it doesn't rain!


 I have a ladder workout planned for tonight. Weather looks similar to last week, wth rain forcasted. this time, instead of working out in the lobby, i'm going to workout in the front of the elevator, unfortunately, in the space between the four apts on my floor. i'd rather have worked out in the lobby...but, i'll see only my immediate neighbors if i work out only on the 9th floor (4 apts total on each floor). i have decent neighbors who i think will be agreeable and not be frustrated with my doing this workout at the hallway between apts. YES, its tighter area. Yes, the lobby is a better place to do it.

YES, I REALLY DON'T WANT TO SET UP A LADDER WORKOUT IN MY OWN APT where i have things all over and the potential of tripping is there. i just cannot deal with complaining neighbors :( like last time the one woman who was sooo annoying in the lobby when she saw me working out last week.


I'm trying a new VEGETABLE (i think fruit too but mostly veggies) delivery service! Every 2 weeks, MisFit market sends me "misfit" and regular looking 10lbs of food. :) Similar price to shopping in supermarket and savings bc some food will "look funny." I like the idea of mixing up my veggie consumption since i tend to buy always the same stuff.

Plus, i like that it's delivered to my door (less supermarket shopping on weekends, especially in the summer). Since it's only every 2 weeks and i chose not to do it every week, i'll supplement by still going to supermarket but i'm trying to change over some of my shoppinng needs ;) I think the package comes today. sould be interesting to see what arrives as it's different every week and up to Misfits Market.  

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

Donkey on 06/05/2019:
Really! PLEASE write about your experience with MisFit. I've been thinking of doing something similar. I get ads for Imperfect which is the same concept.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 06/05/2019:
i'll let you know what i think. i sorta liked alleviating part of my food shopping as well as getting different varieties of produce as a surprise and a decent price. so it appealed to me! :)

Horn_of_plenty on 06/05/2019:
i added a link at the top of my entry with a few articles on the business. seems they are good, honest, "human" caring approach.

happy-1 on 06/05/2019:
I've been looking at the same kind of service out here called Imperfect produce. I like the idea of not having to go out and buy veg with the very little spare time I have.

Horn_of_plenty on 06/05/2019:
i'll let you know how i like it. seems like a really good company. i have a link now at the top of this entry with some articles about it.

happy-1 on 06/05/2019:
And also GOOD JOB on the home workouts. I have such a mental barrier about them.. I could totally do them, but don't.

Horn_of_plenty on 06/05/2019:
i enjoy home workouts now bc my commute is on the long side, over an hour each way and i just can't fathom coming home just to leave again to go to a gym. the timing is good to work out at home now. my gym membership is done on June 8th, but i don't go anymore anyways :) i do get distracted in my apt, and do wayyyy better with my outdoor workouts using the agility ladder. but either way, home workouts are my only way to go while i have this type of commute.

Donkey on 06/06/2019:
I will check out the link when I'm on my laptop. Might not be until the weekend. Thanks!

I completely support you on your home workouts. The time spent on commuting (for anyone) doesn't make a gym membership effective at this time. That was a really good idea to exercise on your floor rather than in the lobby. I agree that your immediate neighbors might be more understanding that offer busybodies that live in your building. GOOD!

horn_of_plenty on 06/06/2019:
Thanks for supporting me on the home workouts ! It def works out best for me at the moment :) could be different if I ever started driving again for commuting. But my commute should be the same for around another year at least.

Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday Jun 04, 2019
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 114.5

Kombucha 60 

Breakfast: wrap 130, avo 170, little bit not that great texture pork roast yucko last bit 100? , seasoning, coffee 50. bit of chocolate sf lilys 60.

keto bar 210

LUNCH 550 in fried cauliflower rice, sauteed sausage and peppers, sausage, chips.

snack: apple very crisp! 100

snack before exercise & during :iced coffee, bar 150; fruit 50, whipped cream 120, pb on rice cake100.  300. chocolate protein nut butter 100.

After exercise: will be a protein bar :) 200

around 2250 total.

4day: 2140/day - good!

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

happy-1 on 06/04/2019:
Yum. Pork roast! I can't do pork right now. Trying to cut cholesterol.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 06/04/2019:
it wasn't very good this time around :(

Donkey on 06/04/2019:
Yucko pork roast -- I think I would have tossed it out after the first bite. Too old or just not cooked right?

Horn_of_plenty on 06/04/2019:
coworker gave it to me. it was maybe too old...yes. i opened it Saturday, so, maybe too old :( but really it was mostly fatty and just not good. not sure!?

happy-1 on 06/04/2019:
Maybe she wants to take you out, lol!

Horn_of_plenty on 06/05/2019:
ohhhh, this pork roast was done by a MALE coworker. but, i bought a lot of sausage from him - cured pork sausage. so he was trying his scarps of pork roast on me ;) hahahaha

Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Jun 03, 2019
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 114.5

kombucha 60

8:45am breakfast (glad to get some healthy avocado in me!) 150, wrap and egg 200, leftover small amount of pork 100 (lower fat part) , coffee

10am already snacky!? some of Lily's dark chocolate bar 120. glad i ordered them, they are great.

11am dark choc dusted almonds :) 100

1pm LUNCH: small portion of my homecooked corned beef 250, lettuce, greens, veggies sauteed 150-200. 450. low carbed it as i got full and decided to try without grains. little tired by 3pm though. and craving carbs at 3pm, but trying to just work and forget about it. would be good to have more low cal days during the week to moderate my weight a little better. shoud actually be easier this month. tea and stevia

3pm blackberries 50 tea and stevia

4:30 more dark choc dusted almonds 100...very healthy day at office. feeling the need to keep it like this, more often! lots of health here!


dinner plan: enjoy some of my cauliflower fried rice 50 maybe mixed with indian okra (craving veggies even though i did already have some for lunch!) half avo  150, egg and egg white  100, chips 3 servings 400.  650.

2100, good

3day 2100, good.hands got caught in the chips bag!

.not exactly sure on dinner, but the options in my fridge are VERY good! i actually would love another 1950 or so calorie day for today, totally possible :)



i wore fashionable slides / comfortable shoes to work, not sneakers, so my goal is to leave work 10 min late because i arrived late this AM & then go directly home. maybe take the slow train to read. i can walk a little but nothing major of course. yeah. i should try to walk a little as i don't feel sore in my legs today,maybe they are tired, but  not sore. and, i did the ladder workout yesterday quite well. i noticed i can go a little faster, toO! 

i want to go to bed early tonight, around 8pm, as i could use some more rest to continue to feel ok throughout this week! :)  Last night i was working out with breaks until 9pm so i could use an early night again tonight. i love early nights!

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

legcramps on 06/03/2019:
Sounds like you had a really nice weekend! Glad to hear that the ladder workouts are getting quicker for you - I bet they will make a huge impact on your speed too for when you start your run training :)

Horn_of_plenty on 06/04/2019:
I think you are so right regarding running speed :) I think in once September hits, shortly after i'll start training for the beep test run and the cone agility test run. I have a perfect amount of time to train with ladder moves until then.

The reason i decided on after summer is that summer is a time of year to go out, enjoy the weather, take walks, go to beach. and i figure the ladder workouts are an appropriate amount of training but not overboard in the summer.

Maria7 on 06/03/2019:
Sounds like you had a good day!

Horn_of_plenty on 06/04/2019:
Yes, indeed!

happy-1 on 06/03/2019:
I'm snacky too today. Something in the air in spring!

Horn_of_plenty on 06/04/2019:
Yes, i was so snacky! especially on Mondays, when i snack all weekend at home, i find the first day of a week at work i'm so tempted ;)

Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Jun 02, 2019
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 114.5

8:30 oatmeal with almond milk 170, cinnamon/stevia, chobani honeyand cream whole milk yogurt 160, iced coffee 30. 400. kombucha 50i like this breakfast on the weekend bc it's high volume, sweet, and filling. it wouldn't be good for work. too much volume in the morning.

10:30 dang bar keto toasted coconut 210

almost noon wrap & chicken sausage, ketchup. 200

more coconut water, sausage ,peppers 400, more peppers & part of a mango!

5:30pm early dinner: wrap 130, egg 70, veggies 50 sauteed 

during workout: blackberries 50, while making sandwiches for part of the week, indulged in leftover pork 150, more blackberries 50 (not the best day with food planning!)

after workout i tried to limit calories as i ate more than planned already. i did good. just a tbsp of chocolate protein spread. 100


2day avg: 2100, decent. 

i was very active over this weekend :) great weekend!






Today's plan is to cook a cauliflower fried "rice" from pack i have in my freezer :) DONE!

Also in the morning early afternoon i'll do my ladder workout outside in my bldg playground :) just eating breakfast and reading a little bit before i go out, going out even before a shower of course since it's a fast, sweaty exercise. DONE!

my leg, right side, has been tight in the hip and thigh for a few days. so frustrating. it can be from the desk job perhaps. maybe it's sciatica? either way, i'm rolling it out. 

i think i'm going to review the air massagers...i'm going to buy them in the month of July. i'll do the work and paperwork to make sure i get fully reimbursed for them with my funds in my health reimbursement account so it's not a big bang to my budget.

Following that, i'll rest, but then head into a weights workout.soon....decided to do it in early evening after enjoying the street fair and watching a netflix show for an hour with ricky......LAST is the workout :)

There's a street fair which i may go to with Ricky on his block.it may rain, so i'm not so sure i'll actually spend time at this street fair which actually ends on my block. it's right here.  we'll see. of course the exercise is more important. DONE!

Maybe watch a movie tonight with him at his apt. DONE!

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

Donkey on 06/02/2019:
Sounds like a lovely day to chill out. I imagine you're getting the rain we had yesterday. Today, here, is cooler, but no rain. Might need to turn on the furnace tonight though with a low of 49!

Horn_of_plenty on 06/02/2019:
i wish to honestly relax all day.. but know that i need to get on with the workout really...because i know tomorrow will not be any easier..!

Horn_of_plenty on 06/02/2019:
yes, only light rain showers predicted around 4-6pm...then cooler the rest of the week :)

BearCountryGG on 06/02/2019:
The street fair sounds like fun...glad that you are able to exercise outside today...that has to be more fun anyway.

Horn_of_plenty on 06/02/2019:
not sure i'll see much of the fair even though it's right here lol. sometimes i prefer not to be so close amongst my neighbors and would rather be in the quiet of my appt. Ricky sent me a photo of sauteed onions and peppers they are selling with or without sausage. i'll just go and buy those :)

Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Jun 01, 2019
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 114.5

7:30-8am oatmeal with almond milk 170, banana whole milk chobani yogurt 140, iced coffee 30 with almond milk.350.

10am bar, 210 keto type.

lunch, snacks - all healthy! (grapes, wrap with egg  and avocado and everything spices, chips bigger serving after exercise 250)

4pm strawberries and iced coffee

5pm cup of light ice cream 200

dinner at home, healthy: cured pork meat, going to cook the fried "cauli" rice!!! maybe some chips or a wrap or rice cakes...? tea? maybe just the meat and cauliflower :)

bed early i think :)

rice cakes 60 and spinach 60 some oil 40, pork roast 250, ice cream 100. 500

2050 :)




I'm off with Ricky to the beach today to be active. walk on boardwalk and play shuffleboard. it'll be around 65F there which is nice!  We played 2 long games of shuffleboard, each well over a half hour. and also relaxed. 2 hours approx spent only near shuffleboard area! we didn't walk that much on boardwalk, but my legs are quite sore so that's fine :)

I think i'm going to buy the leg massagers that Legs has mentioned. 

Got back home around 4pm from beach visit and now having an iced coffee with strawberries, included in totals :), and then laundry / cleaning hamster cage :) DONE!

tomorrow, assuming my legs are better and less sore which i am sure will be the case, I'll do ladder in the morning and full weights routine sometime after that!

Also, i'm going to cook up some cauliflower fried rice and other food for the week ahead at work. Seems i do way better at calories when i bring my lunch and go heavy on the vegetables.


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

Donkey on 06/01/2019:
That sounds like a lovely day, and off to a great start with a yummy breakfast!

Horn_of_plenty on 06/01/2019:
yes, a totally lovely day and productive too :) and burning calories by spending the day outdoors :)

BearCountryGG on 06/01/2019:
I love shuffleboard........Sounds like a really fun day!!!!

Horn_of_plenty on 06/01/2019:
seriously a perfect day. and it's $2 to play! So worth it. Definitely more exercise than sitting on a couch!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Friday May 31, 2019
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 114.5

Kombucha 50

8:30AM Breakfast: coffee 50, wrap 100, egg 80, spices, avo 1/2 150. 

9:45AM snack: 1/2 Leftover tasty bar keto type 100 - feeling soooo snacky! my gosh! i think i'm tired.

10:30am chocolate cacao keto bar 210 omg so good.

1pm satisfying lunch: fried chicken with a tad of cheese (leftovers from work lunch) big portion too. 450?, sauteed garlic and spinach 150?, tomatoes 50, baked potato 100. ? 750, filling - a bit much, but, at least i'm getting balanced nutrition.

RED VELVET CHEESECAKE ! someone's bday, it was fresh from a great, well known place called Junior's. totally wrecked my calories for today...500...bc it was SOOOO GOOD, i did eat the whole piece i was served. really, really great.

(i will work out tonight and will probably avg around 2500 cals today, oh well!) but will do better in June. i can do this!

1 candy, strawberries and no cal drinks  tofu seaweed salad150, strawberries 50, chips 150

2370-2400 total

7day: 2185...well, it's below 2200 :) and that's good!


Feeling a bit tired (more emotionally than anything)...

So, for tonight, i'd like to get my weights strength workout in so that i don't have to think about it again until either Sunday or Monday. That'd free up my weekend plenty.

also, i'll walk a bit at lunch as well as planning to do partial walk home, like 1 mile tonight.

Next time for Ladder workout is Sunday morning, to be done outside of course weather permitting.

Ladder and weights are both scheduled for Sunday, gonna take the night off & rest :)


I'm def gaining weight on stomach, so, will continue doing better with calories in June.

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

BearCountryGG on 05/31/2019:
Good thing it's friday!!! I looked up the ladder workouts....they lookinteresting...somehow I had imagined you climbing a ladder....and then when you said you were doing that in the foyer of your building...I just had to look them up...LOL

horn_of_plenty on 05/31/2019:
yeah, i didn't want to skip it...next time i may have to do it in the hallway that is shared between my apt and 4 other apts. hopefully i wont be too loud :( ...would rather have done it in the lobby, but, maybe i could just use the hallway up by my bldg in the case of rain. i can't be skipping workouts bc of weather.

legcramps on 05/31/2019:
Nice job on getting in your workout last night with the ladder, even though it was raining out. I always find it hard to get in a workout when the weather is terrible - I don't even like driving to the gym when it's crappy out! But you persevered and got through it, and in a creative way too! Good job!

Horn_of_plenty on 05/31/2019:
Thanks Legs! Tonight i'm settling on resting :)

Seems next time i'll just have to set the ladder up inside my apt :(

Horn_of_plenty on 05/31/2019:
Thanks Legs! Tonight i'm settling on resting :)

Seems next time i'll just have to set the ladder up inside my apt :(

Horn_of_plenty on 05/31/2019:
2 female coworkers told me i need to buck down and just do it in my own home :( ....they are somewhat right in this instance grrrrr....so much easier where there's no furniture and stuff around to do it in the lobby.

Donkey on 06/01/2019:
I have to admit.... If the lobby-ladder thing happened to me, I'd keep the workouts confined to my apartment, if I couldn't do them outside. But DON'T listen to me, because in addition to being a big Donkey, I'm also a chicken-butt.

One observation: you could take your ladder to the gym and do your work there. I don't think it's worth the price of a membership, but just pointing that out, especially since you still have some time left on your membership. Just throwing options out there.

I'm not sure what to say about the weight gain and calories. One thing that I do truly admire IS the variety of foods that you eat and that you don't restrict, but work to achieve a balance. THAT is healthy. So much better from your entries years ago when you were on that rollercoaster of restricting and then overeating.

I know that to build significant muscle, one must eat more. That's what I've been reading on these bodybuilder groups I belong to on FB. They talk about cutting (calories) to get that really lean, muscular look right before competitions. But I've heard other folks talk about stepping it up to the next phase of eating more and building more muscle. I wish more people would talk about THAT rather than vanity photos of butts and pecs.

Horn_Of_Plenty - Thursday May 30, 2019
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 114.5

2150, 6day. decent compared to other recent weeks. but still i am trying to watch calories again (i really love to eat! LOL)...because i am gaining and it doesn't feel great on my stomach area and inner thighs.

Edit: it was pouring outside. so i did the ladder exercises (12min in all) in the lobby of my apt building bc it's large and i had space where people don't walk to do it. most people either walked by without saying anything or said hi. one woman goes "Are you exercising in the lobby!? I don't think building management will approve!" ...gotta say, some people are a$$$-wipes! i can't wait to know when they'll send out letters saying "no exercising in the lobby!" good news is i got in done tonight and i certainly will keep it as an option for rainy days. i'd rather do it there than my apt...bc my apt is full of stuff, but, if i have to i'll do it up in my apt and pray i don't fall over something.


kombucha 80 :)

Breakfast: keto bar Vanilla Almond 220, coffee 50 - worked hard this morning so worked fast and accomplished a lot :) didn't waste time this AM at my desk at work, that's for sure!

Snacks: perfectly ripe banana 120

Snack: almonds? 100 or wrap 100, half avo 150, egg 80, seasonings. (save for tomorrow) and part of a bar bc hungry and delayed in going out to lunch lol.

Lunch: all healthy, mostly from home and with Fried Chicken :) leftovers from work meeting :) fried chicken large portion 350? sauteed spinach and onions and peppers 200?, chips 150. 700 at least.

snacks: almonds 150, chocolate 50

snack on the way home, right before exercise: iced coffee, granola bar or banana150

Dinner: big serving bean chips 250, seaweed salad from buffet (good price for the amount i can get) 100-150?, tofu 150. 500-550. not concentrating i guess, overate on the chips, the end of the meal.

2250 perhaps.




Fast-paced morning at work. working and busy from 8:30-10:30am :) now just settling in at desk at 10:30am and getting everything in order :) feeling good.

i'm really motivated to actually work my body to pass a court officer test. we shall see how i progress, especially over the summer.



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

Donkey on 05/30/2019:
When do you test for court officer? Perhaps set yourself with a self-evaluation date. I'm not sure if I mean just to check in with yourself or if I mean concrete goals, e.g. 12 minute mile or something like that.

WTF with people complaining? As long as you were out of people's ways... It will be interesting to see if she complains to the management board. Some folks are all talk and no action.

Horn_of_plenty on 05/31/2019:
yes, i was totally out of the walkway. the room is large enough to fit the full ladder and not have to move or get out of anyone's way. the path is fully clear.

she's one of those people who are just not positive. maybe she was caught off-guard seeing me workout. it's not like i WANT to be in the lobby, i'd have gone outside if i could! it was 7:30pm when i went down there, i'm just trying to get it done :) it's frustrating as it seems a decent option for a rainy day - of course the bldg wouldn't want me injured and then sueing lol, but that's not the goal here!

you have a point for court officer. i'm guessing the written (not physical) test is anywhere around january thru june of next year 2020. the physical, if i did well on the written which i think i should be fine on it, could be anywhere between 6mo to 1 year later. i have some time, but this is all a guestimate. the dates aren't out just yet in public.

yes, i guess the self evaluation date should be sometime before winter starts. the goal would be getting very close to passing the running portions or just passing the running portions..then i'll still have a little more time to improve, but basically be there.

i will not have to run far, so i'll just be testing myself on their actual courses that i'll set up. I do hope to rely only partially on ricky to help me train and set these courses up...though i know in the long run i'm having to do this training by myself.

the ladder has been good for getting a quick sweat and for training muscles for agility. i do feel it the next day still.

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

5day 2130, good :)

healthy day so far...

kombucha 50..actually haven't went #2 in two days...will fix itself out tonight / tomorrow i'm sure ;) not worried.

breakfast: keto bar 210, coffee 40

10AM snack: wrap 100 with ketchup and round chicken sausage 100. 200. 


1pm lunch: all from home, healthy....i have yellow small grape tomatoes to fill myself up with too..450 in small amount corned beef , little bit of potato, garlic and spinach, tomatoes.all my cooking.

snacks: nuts 100 / small amount pineapple 50, banana 150,

iced coffee 50, strawberries 100, yogurt 100, pb on rice cracker 100, coconut water x2 cups 150

after workout: i think i'm siding with a protein bar 200 after the workout or sandwich with avocado is sounding good, too.

2050 excellent


i keep getting over the soreness well from the ladder workouts and walks. i'm improving, i can tell. 

tonight is strength workout, full body, but with much less moves as i've noted in the past. :)

i'm slowly gaining a couple lbs since late winter so i'm trying to dial it back with calories back to around 2000/day averages.

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

Donkey on 05/30/2019:
Cheering you on!

horn_of_plenty on 05/30/2019:
Thanks :) :-)

legcramps on 05/30/2019:
I have been taking extra fiber in my oatmeal in the mornings, and have been more regular with my toilet routine than I was before for sure. I know the kombucha is supposed to help with that...I wonder if you tried a little fiber along with it? Or maybe some extra veggies like lentils or black beans?

horn_of_plenty on 05/31/2019:
the reason is i've had so many extra servings of veggies it's caused me bloating and constipation. just too much ;) good idea though, to add more beans into my diet as they are good for the iron i believe. maybe i'll make some home made bean burgers soon in the future!!

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

2150 4day - good - still i've been on a "slow gain" of weight over the late Winter and early spring. totally due to higher cals. so, once again, i'm watching it and trying to do better - but not really dieting because i am trying to be more active. so as long as i eat arounde 2000 and move my body, i'm seriously ok with it this year. and as long as my clothes fit ;) which is not a problem if i eat moderately and move my body :)

kombucha 50

breakfast: keto bar and cofffee 250

Dark choc 100 (LOW SUGAR, I have a ton of the bars by Lily's so will be bringing it regularly to wrk and eating it sometimes at home regularly)

10:30AM mid morning: wrap 100, round chicken breakfast sausage and ketchup 100. 200.


1PM Lunch: large portion sauteed garlic spinach 100, corned beef leftovers 200 (SMALL PORTION), baked potato slices 200. 550, TOPS. HEALTHY.  AND GREEN TEA. SORRY THE CAPS LOCK, ON A COMPUTER PROGRAM ;)

3:30pm apple 100

snack: fruit / nuts / chocolate: 

dinner: something healthy at home, maybe salami wrap. 

Avocado 150, tofu 100, eggplant spread 150, crackers 50, chips 150. 600


and strawberries 80



i cooked this weekend, so i really do have lunch a FULL lunch for the rest of the week. if i am in the mood for a seaweed salad later in the week, i may buy one, but, otherwise i'm really prepared for this short week. 

i had to throw out a whole package of lox, how sad, it had expired and smelled bad. oops.

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

legcramps on 05/28/2019:
Glad to hear those ladder workouts are working well for you! So easy to set up and get done, and a time-saver in not having to go to the gym or the track to get it done.

Hopefully you are still working hard on your recovery as well; we don't always notice as much muscle soreness with cardio as we might with weight training, but it's still so important to take good care of ourselves with whatever we are doing! I was reminded of this yesterday during our cool down, when I was rolling out my glutes ;) OUCH!!

horn_of_plenty on 05/28/2019:
i think i need to order the King air massagers for sure. i actually ONLY notice soreness, mostly, after cardio.

my arms i sometimes feel it on the upper part below my shoulder area on my arms, but, my arms can take a major beating...

it's my legs that could probably use the air massagers that you are using..

horn_of_plenty on 05/28/2019:
the time saved is 100% amazing. it's making it so easy to even get a workout in, in the morning! i didn't even shower sunday, just had breakfast, went directly outside to the playground, got it done...thank gosh.

horn_of_plenty on 05/28/2019:
If i want to be a court officer, i'm going to have to train myself, it seems. I have all the resources, all the videos on the web to help me. i have the tools, the cones, the actual test is online. i have the beep test recordings to start using after i get a little swifter on the ladder and my endurance improves. it's on me this year. i really just need to keep at it, keep practicing...and not spend my time doing too much other things that will distract me or tire me out or just take my time away from the goal. i feel it's possible, but i also can feel all the distractions...

horn_of_plenty on 05/28/2019:
do you find that the ladder works well to create a quick burn? a quick, fast paced cardio session? and good toning on otherwise lesser used muscles? like going side to side is like skipping...and those muscles (around the hip area) are worked quite well using the ladder..

i feel the ladder also helps with jogging ability and posture and form. to be able to stay more on the balls of your feet...keep body aligned.

there's so much good in using a ladder.

legcramps on 05/29/2019:
It's definitely a metabolism booster; that's why we sometimes use it for our finishers during group training - that's what will help our clients continue to burn more calories hours after the workout is done.

I think the best benefit from ladder workouts though is agility training. You are training your fast-twitch muscles to respond quickly and recover faster. It helps any athletes that are involved in high-intensity, quick-moving sports.

Horn_of_plenty on 05/29/2019:
thank you for leaving these extra comments regarding the ladder.

it's def a nice, quick sweat which i've been loving. next month or so i'll add in 1-2 new moves.

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

3day: 2180

Got up on early side which is nice since i slept quite well :)

8am Breakfast: oatmeal with almond milk and seasonings 200, coconut greek yogurt 150, iced coffee with  almond milk 50. 400.

9-9:30am snacking: made baked potato seasoned fries, dry not oily to eat this week instead of chips everyday. 150. of course, they are dense so still have quite a bit of calories, but a healthy & more natural change of pace! :) 100 round chicken sausage

11:30 Early lunch after short but great ladder workout: wrap and freshly cooked egg 230, lox 100?, 1/2 avocado with everything bagel seasoning 150, chips150. 650. 

 2pm Strawberries  and a tea drink 150 

3pm dark chocolate 50 stevia type 

4pm keto bar 200 before workout :)

6pm during workout getting hungry so had whipped pb on small rice cake 100 total (this is the advantage of my working out at home - lots of handy snacks in small amounts - i'd never get this sort of mix at the gym :)

7:30 strawberries, light drinks100 still exercising...

8:30 post workout: 4 egg whites 100, crackers with pesto sauce 200. 300 total. ice cream 150.

2350, good.


I will NOT be rejoining a gym in early June when my membership expires since i don't go to the gym anymore. it's not even convenient, plus, it's $600.

In the fall, depending if i need a trainer, i'll have to think about the gym again and if i need to join one. ...but it truly seems i may be able to fully train myself for the court officer tests.

but for now, until say end of October, i def don't need a gym. :)


reading a little bit of a fiction tale that takes place in Paris, mostly WW2...followed by doing my strength exercise and laundry last :) laundry i actually did during my workout :) worth it this time! this was a good day mostly at home, productive getting ready for a short week ahead :)

my lengths feel quite tired from the exercises of this morning as well as earlier this weekend...and i don't feel up for this strength workout, but, i prefer to do it today, when i have time!,rather than tomorrow after work!


i'm thankful for the weekend, it felt long :) did a lot. rested a bit too. very moderate and paced well. today is a catch-up type of day. i'm cooking some baked fries that i cut from large idaho potatoes, didn't really add oil to them beyond some spray oil so they are dry, but i'm seasoning them up! i need to buy some regular garlic. seems i ran out!

also, i have laundry to do DONE! (to do LAST, after my strength exercise this afternoon)

the ladder workout (DONE!) (will just do this first even before showering, i think!),

and a weights workout later.DONE! i may go easy on legs. it's going to be an easy week ahead, 4 days, so i hope to also be feeling good for the upcoming weekend and more walking :)

I may just stay close to home around my apt today and not go out driving or shopping. i have just enough kombucha for the week ahead, like 4 bottles... DONE - did a bit of a food shopping so that next weekend i don't need to buy too much besides some fruit & veggies.

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

Donkey on 05/27/2019:
I am thankful for the longer weekend too. Really needed this extra time away from work.

horn_of_plenty on 05/28/2019:

legcramps on 05/27/2019:
So glad you're having a nice long weekend! Your breakfast today looks a lot like what mine is everyday :)

horn_of_plenty on 05/28/2019:

BearCountryGG on 05/27/2019:
The fries sound really good.....good source of potassium!!!

horn_of_plenty on 05/28/2019:

Donkey on 05/28/2019:
Good decision on the gym. I had been wondering about that, since you don't write about it (the gym) any more.

horn_of_plenty on 05/28/2019:

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