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Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday Jun 05, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 113.5

Happy to start new today. Yesterday was a free pass for sure..

Home: kombucha 30

Breakfast: wrap 60, avocado 160, lox 50. coffee 50.

Snack: almonds..maybe more coffee...200

lunch: healthy - crackers 120, cauliflower i roasted no oil to mix with leftover Indian saag some cheese, 400?, and a pepper if i want 50. 650.tops


snack: apricots 50


before gym: sandwich at home wtih veggies ? maybe just granola bar with a drink. 200


after gym: bar or maybe cookie 350


Progress as of today: 0.5 lbs lost so far, only 3.5 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 06/05/2018:
Fresh apricots or dried?

horn_of_plenty on 06/05/2018:
only fresh....dried is candy to me.

bearcountrygg on 06/05/2018:
fresh are zero ww points and dried have points for that same reason. Both are good though.

horn_of_plenty on 06/05/2018:
bc the dried are far less filling bc they are dried up - no water. so like a half cup of dried ones takes up a half cup but originally they were each a half cup! but like 5 apricots dried fit in a half cup size...also, sugar might be sometimes added to dried ones.

half cup is less filling, takes up far less space for more calories...as water has been sucked out so they will be more concentrated with sugar and less filling...all dried things especially fruit is this way.

Maria7 on 06/05/2018:
Hope you are having a good day. :-)

horn_of_plenty on 06/06/2018:
overall it was great! :)

Donkey on 06/05/2018:
Very good food day!

While I acknowledge what you said about dried fruit -- this is not new information to me -- when I feel like "indulging" or needing a "sweet", I confess that I grab a small piece or 2 of dried pineapple. It IS just like candy, but I have to think it's a *little* better than just straight out candy. A piece or 2, and I'm set. I LOVE dried apricots, but they are a food that I have problems eating in moderation because they are SO yummy!

Donkey on 06/05/2018:
PS Fresh apricots are very yummy too! A different experience than dried, but VERY yummy!

horn_of_plenty on 06/06/2018:
Yes I'd agree dried fruit is a healthier indulgence and a good pick me up before exercise or with a coffee ;) lol that's how I would do it !

graindart on 06/06/2018:
Fresh vs dried for me comes down to portion control. I can eat a piece of fresh fruit and be mostly satisfied for the time. When dealing with dried fruit, it's much easier to eat several pieces that can amount to a few pieces of that same fruit (minus the water). So eating dried fruit usually ends up with double the intake of calories for me.

horn_of_plenty on 06/06/2018:
agreed, i stay away from dried fruit usually bc to me it's an utter waste of calories! once in awhile i'll add it to my oatmeal like with cranberries which are lowest in sugar and sometimes sold as low sugar.

Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Jun 04, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 113.5

250 couldn't sleep too much caffeine so ended up splurgng on whipped cream and yes i'm really bloated this AM i think due to tons of salt yesterday eve after gym...all is good everything should be more normal by Tuesday or Wednesday :)

Kombucha 50 in morning..

Oatmeal mix 380 same as last week, siracha almonds (they're great) 70, coffee 50. 500.

snack: almonds if needed 100

900 a bit high for the morning but cals have been good so far this weekend so i'm ok for today :)

lunch: buying indian...ate a bit too much but it was great. 800 approx healthy. indian prepared creamy spinach (saag) egg/egg white and crackers

snack: siracha almonds 70 AND COOKIE 80 (staying at work late tonight so i don't have to come in early wednesday)

...dinner: more Indian is what i want or ice cream? i want to cook the cauliflower fried rice...or i'll have to stick it in the freezer tonight so the riced cauliflower doesn't spoil. plan is to not do a lot tonight. perhaps sleep early. rice is prob going in freezer as i'm not in the mood to cook.

i want my typical light dinner...will buy jello and have ice cream. maybe some whipped cream also. all other meals were healthy today as well as snacks, so i'm fine.

ice cream 300, chips servings 400. 700 emotional eating.

2550, not great, not terrible!

and whipped cream 250...2800. first time in a LONG time i've had calories this high.

new day today in a new office, same job and address, different room.

3day: 2299 yucky. total emotional eating. i could do much better...this day is DONE!


they moved my seat at the office on friday on my day off bc higher administration wants that small office for 1 person of imporatance rather than myself and someone who's retiring in August, so i'm in a bigger room with more than 1 coworker now (4 others) and a lot more distraction and also less freedom for me personally like now when i go to lunch people know! and they know how often i get up for bathroom, etc., if i'm late...but i do right and don't take advantage so i should be OK!....and for awhile i'll prob have to watch myself on the internet again..

Progress as of today: 0.5 lbs lost so far, only 3.5 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 06/04/2018:
Makes Monday especially hard when you can't sleep the night before....hope you can make up for it tonight.

horn_of_plenty on 06/04/2018:
yes, that's my plan :) at least my gym session was amazing bc caffeine (extra) really does give you wings! but too much also caused acne once again...

no worries :) they are my own choices!

Donkey on 06/04/2018:
I hate it when people at work make big changes to my stuff when I'm out. You're taking this quite well.

Horn_of_plenty on 06/04/2018:
quite well until dinner. ah well! tomorrow's a new day.

Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Jun 03, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 113.5

250 cals Veggies some oil 250, chicken nuggets 300, bites of potato and sour cream 100, chocolate 100, Coffee and fiber 1 cookie before gym 200 And apricot 1250

banana 100


wrap 100, avocado 80, lox 5o, yolk 50, cucumber salad 150 400 butter popcorn 200 600 and chips 100

After gym will include more veggies .... :)

total is awesome: 2050 :)

2day: 2050

Progress as of today: 0.5 lbs lost so far, only 3.5 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 06/03/2018:
Your pics of Central park were beautiful....did you take them with your phone?

Horn_of_plenty on 06/03/2018:
yes i did! i had no idea that Central park had waterfalls and also once had 3 forts. Waterfalls and all lakes are totally man made though! The park, parts that i saw as we didn't see the whole 9 mile i think park, was amazing and i didn't know it was that special! my phone isn't even a new phone but with a park as beautiful as central park, everything looks good!

Horn_of_plenty on 06/03/2018:
oops, around 6 miles to circle it.

Donkey on 06/03/2018:
That is a very good day!

Horn_of_plenty on 06/03/2018:
good days all weekend :) i was well prepared to have fun and with all chores out of the way by Saturday morning...weekend was awesome like a Staycation!

happy-1 on 06/03/2018:
Healthy! Keep going strong!

Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Jun 02, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 113.5

300 cals kombucha frozen yogurt and some coconut flakes, coffee 50

snack: small bar 100

BBQ veggies/fruit 150, drinks 200, biggish hot dog on bun with mustard 350-400, piece of pork sausage 200, chips 250? 1200

9pm back at home: apricot 50, light ice cream 70, whipped cream 250..370-400

2050. excellent...still just love the light ice cream, whipped cream...just not getting off this kick yet. NOPE.

Progress as of today: 0.5 lbs lost so far, only 3.5 lbs to go!

Donkey on 06/03/2018:
Sometimes you just have to let these food things ride out. Otherwise, restriction backfires and that brings problems thatare harder to work out.

horn_of_plenty on 06/03/2018:
Yes agreed I am just happy I know I am getting in good protein and veggies also despite a crazy meal of desserts - it seems to work out alright to eat this way !

Horn_Of_Plenty - Friday Jun 01, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 113.5

Slept in :)

Around 2200 7day 2110 - very good considering!

before bed counting that as part of today..whipped cream indulgence 330

Strawberries 70

butternut squash soufflee 4 servings entire package 240

with 1/4 avocado 80, salt/pepper/garlic, lox 100, egg whites 40 and chocolate 50. 250 approx.

chips 200

not horrible, trying to save calories for tonight.

after exercise, i'll have the grapefruit. and maybe that's mostly eat until the party aside from an 80 cal small protein bar.

1300 up until party.



got up late

organized apt a bit

doing laundry

writing to you all...and watching some tv

going out to bike & walk jog after my laundry is done...

(i might cook cauliflower fried rice as i just bought the cauliflower rice and a bag of frozen peas and carrots yesterday on my way home :) and i believe i have everything else i need like soy sauce...i once made it but just the cauliflower and it didn't turn out great so this time i want to make it right!) if i don't cook it today, it will happen sooner or later!

and then off to the event tonight for my dad...i may drive to my parents so i can go with them to the event, but we'll see. it's extra driving - maybe it could be good to show up with them, i haven't made up my mind just yet.

glad i'm home bc my hormones are whacky and i've been using the bathroom all morning / afternoon.




Progress as of today: 0.5 lbs lost so far, only 3.5 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 06/01/2018:
Loads of great veggies...………..have fun tonight.

Horn_of_plenty on 06/01/2018:
awww ty...i will do my best..!

i wish i had someone to bring / show up with :/ parents offered i go with them, but it's just extra driving to them first.

Donkey on 06/01/2018:
Have fun tonight!

I need to be spending more time in the bathroom... if you know what I mean. I need to try to make that "cauliflower rice"... Just don't have the time to focus on that right now.

Horn_of_plenty on 06/02/2018:
yeah....same here with the cauliflower rice...i should just freeze the cauliflower in my freezer as it's already in rice form and would hate for it to spoil!!! yes, that's probably what i should do! as i don't think i'll be doing it tomorrow and now heading to bed...extremely active weekend!

happy-1 on 06/01/2018:
Aw, good daughter!

Horn_of_plenty on 06/02/2018:
was great to see my dad get such a huge honor.

Horn_Of_Plenty - Thursday May 31, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 113.5

Oatmeal and coffee just like yesterday. 450

snack: peanuts 200

Lunch: veggies 50, egg/white 100, 1/2 avocado on matzah cracker 250 with salt/pepper, apple? 100 500.

snacks: clementines 30 and choc covered pomegranates 100 (tired day...and i think hormones are starting to call my name - things starting to move i think in my abs due to period coming oh yay lol)

Before gym: not sure, just tired and can't wait to get gym outta the way and sleep in tomorrow. sandwiches before and after gym, 350 each. so 700. too much caffeine but it thankfully wore off as the workout progressed. the start was bad bc i had to keep resting as the caffeine was too much. this is basically why i stopped the energy drinks mostly...but tonight i had bc i knew i had off tomorrow and i had an extra late night workout till 9:30pm.

2000 total. 

good night everyone. hoping to sleep quite a bit tomorrow.

2090 6 day.




Tonight is gym. Looking forward to keeping my progress steady.

Tomorrow will be jogging at nearby park. and sleeping in and laundry.


THIS WILL BE SUNDAY morning instead of tomorrow bc i'm really tired and will enjoy SLEEPING in tomorrow and not getting up till i feel like it! I'm taking off tomorrow but it's supposed to rain and i signed up for a tour of central park for two hours walking.

i may cancel that and reschedule and just sleep in as lately i'm struggling to get up and also sleeping less...so sleeping in would be very nice! But i'll try to keep it scheduled for tomorrow morning, the tour.  My phone says thunderstorms whch may not be all day - i think it's important to be active so i'll keep checking my phone ot see hourly forecast for friday morning. To be at the tour at 10, i have to leave my place around 8am so it's still a sorta early wakeup..i can always come home and take  a nap before the event, maybe! like i said, i most probably will do the healthy walking tour, as long as the rain doesn't look too bad.

Later on, I have an event around 45 min away Friday night that i DO have to dress up for - a dinner dance. My dad is being honored, the reason i am attending. That's the major reason for me taking Friday off as I was NOT keen on working a full day 8-4:30, going home and getting there around 6pm, quickly prepping, and heading out to a party that starts at 7:30. It's funny how i'm fine to do it with the gym...but...that doesn't involve me looking my "best."


Progress as of today: 0.5 lbs lost so far, only 3.5 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 05/31/2018:
Rain here too...central park in a thunder storm would be not a good idea....better to cancel...have fun at the dinner / dance.

horn_of_plenty on 05/31/2018:
thanks, yes, i'll be checking the weather up until tonight when i might cancel and still take the day off but get a head start on laundry, some cooking, and still jog / do cardio - at gym or at a park by me if the weather is decent enough...

Donkey on 05/31/2018:
Sounds like very nice plans to honor dad :-)

Horn_of_plenty on 05/31/2018:
yes yes :)

bearcountrygg on 06/01/2018:
How nice to be a part of an event to honor your Dad.....!!!! Love that!!!

horn_of_plenty on 06/01/2018:
Yes pretty special for him indeed and whole family will be there :)

Horn_Of_Plenty - Wednesday May 30, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 113.5

kombucha 150

oatmeal and coffee same as yesterday 450

peanuts 200

lunch from home egg/whites 80, 1/2 avocado on matzah 280, green pepper 25

snack couple clementines

later before class a granola bar 200 with water..very late to class i should miss half, i'm not really even upset at myself with it. i just don't care right now bc it's not that important to me - i'll say i had to stay at work & that i'll try to do better the remaining sessions. it's a free course and you just need to show up...usually i care more, right now, i'm just trying to get it done any way possible. i know, not the best example i'm setting.

i just couldn't get out of my apartment any earlier, wanted to use the bathroom and didn't care about leaving earlier if i couldn't do that. there was traffic heading home yesterday and i got to the the gym pretty late and i was home late around 9pm...so being off Friday to do anything but work is a great thing...i am going to Central Park on a 2hr Secrets of the Park walking tour that i got half price...

...lately, i find it important to fit movement in when possible more than my regular. really trying here and just wanted to get that course out of the way...so that if i'm chosen for jury duty and i'm actually chosen to go a few days, i can be paid at 80% of my salary instead of the typical $40 a day....that's what this course gives me entitlement towards. It's 5 weeks, Wednesdays 5-7pm. Tonight i hope to get there by 5:45. TEACHER WAS FABULOUS, FUNNY, KEEPS THE MOMENTUM...HAPPY. I SHOULD GET THERE ON TIME FOR THE 4 REMAINING CLASSES JUST BECAUSE I OWE IT TO THE TEACHER AND OTHER STUDENTS IN THE CLASS. HE MADE ME LAUGH AND I REALLY LOVE THE CONTENT. IT'S A GREAT CLASS.

Lighter dinner: 350, 260 it was a few sf jello 50, a wrap with chicken deli meat, some extra salt and pepper and garlic, and mashed avocado spread 300, followed by whipped cream with light ice cream. tasty. glad at least i'm eating avocado lately which is one of the best things i consume.

2050 :)total :)
5day: 2110, good.
GOOD, decided to relax :) continue watching the Mike&Molly series i borrowed from library :) class i got to late & it ended early. 



early to bed after class (which i'm missing half of....but it's not a test kinda class and last class i never missed any days or was late...so....i'm late today. so be it!) glad i took off Friday of this week...despite having Monday off I feel like i'm just boucing off the walls activity to activity!


i'll be late to class bc i didn't come early to work bc i was drinking kombucha bc i really wanted to use the bathroom this AM and did, but left half hour later than planned, still on time to work, just not early as i meant to be half hour early...anyways, moving on


Progress as of today: 0.5 lbs lost so far, only 3.5 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 05/30/2018:
Do you boil the eggs and just throw out some of the yolks?

horn_of_plenty on 05/30/2018:
YES...it's also very easy to bring to work - i bring them whole in their shells and crack them open at work while having lunch!

i used to buy just whites in the containers of liquid eggs to make omelettes at home on weekends, but now i also just separate out the yokes before cooking the omelette. way better price.

horn_of_plenty on 05/30/2018:
i don't throw out all yokes bc some yoke is more satisfying than skipping it completely (keeps me fuller longer to have some yolk/1 yolk)

horn_of_plenty on 05/30/2018:
oh, and bc there is nutrition to the yolk :)

bearcountrygg on 05/30/2018:
Yeah...we eat the yolks...but I usually never eat more than 2...so I hadn't given it much thought.

horn_of_plenty on 05/30/2018:
i'd eat 1 yolk, saves a lot of cals.

bearcountrygg on 05/30/2018:
On WW...eggs are zero points.....including the yolk...I'm not sure why.

Horn_of_plenty on 05/30/2018:
that is weird.

Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday May 29, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 113.5

kombucha 70

oatmeal mix with extra bran 200, with almond milk 30, protein powder 100, oil 50 380, coffee 50.

snack: almonds (need to buy more almonds soon) 200

wrap 100, white beans 50, avocado (have tons ready and ripe in the fridge!) 150, tuna 50, garlic and pepper and will be very filling, grape tomatoes 50: 400, ligher side but like i said should be filling

snacks: 2 clementines (coworker on vaca left me tons of fruit!)  and coffee

had a couple cookies bc just too hungry / getting shaky - too much caffeine so will not have any later before gym.


before gym: thinking a wrap back at home with either chicken or turkey deli meat and lots of mustard with a big grapefruit afterwards.


after gym: not sure, i could just go for a Cliff Bar :) 260-300 tops


 i thought i'd have really low cals today, but i'm very hungry so they will not be crazy low

4day: 2126


Late by over 20 min to work bc a friend told me about train delays and i ended up "delaying myself" getting out of bed lol. the train delays pretty much cleared up by my usual time and i could have gotten here on time had he not told me about the delays lol....but this is all my fault being late today! for sure! i'll have to stay late but no worries, i took a vacation day Friday since i have an event to go to that evening and it's a drive so i decided i would make it so that i can sleep in Friday :) ....moving on !!

Progress as of today: 0.5 lbs lost so far, only 3.5 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 05/29/2018:
Good choices!!!!

horn_of_plenty on 05/29/2018:
yes, a nice lighter lunch should make for a good day.... :) need to get back on track, so frustrating that i keep having a day of higher cals so the rest of the week doesn't make a dent in weight loss, just to level back...i know you would be familiar with this...it takes so many good days to offset a poor day

horn_of_plenty on 05/29/2018:
and i am very happy lately with how good i am to want to bring things back down and offset any disasters...!

bearcountrygg on 05/29/2018:
Yes....I get it.

horn_of_plenty on 05/29/2018:
lol, i'm a jerk what can i say...!

bearcountrygg on 05/29/2018:
No...you aren't a jerk....you are normal.

Horn_of_plenty on 05/30/2018:
xo :)

Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday May 28, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 113.5

8:30am whipped cream still eating it, sf jello, and a cauliflower with cheese pizza crust:  :) strawberries 50 yum yum.

11am another (the last one) cauliflower crust 200 with half avocado 150, kombucha 50

2:30-3pm chips, 2 servings, 300, and celery sticks 50

Earlyish Dinner: thinking a wrap, tuna 300, chips 200.. 

1950- excellent!!

3day: 2185

i did a 3mi walk/jog :)


Time for a movie soon...i'll check later which one i borrowed from the library - oh, i rented a whole series of tv shows called Mike and Molly - so funny...happy to sit home, watch TV for late morning and early afternoon after a very eventful weekend i'm looking for a relaxed day here.

I event went for a complete food shopping trip on the way home yesterday after i dropped off my friend bc the supermarkets are HUGE on long island with everything i could need, so i bought extras of things so i will not have to buy eggs any time in the near future, or almond milk, they even had my kombucha in the supermarket....so i bought lots of things that last in the fridge as well as sale items like tuna so that i can avoid some shopping in the next couple months for those items! :)

happy, getting laundry out of the way now done by noon and then watching a movie before heading out for a little bit for some cardio :) i haven't decided where to do the cardio but thinking to drive to my old favorite park which will def be open today. i was thinking to go to a nearby local track at a college but they sometimes close gates to the entryways on holidays like this one. 

Progress as of today: 0.5 lbs lost so far, only 3.5 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 05/28/2018:
Sounds like a relaxing day!

Horn_of_plenty on 05/28/2018:
Yes yes yes... i should get out just for some exercise...i'm tempted to lay around all day at home and not even leave.

happy-1 on 05/28/2018:
Sounds like a good "reset"!

Horn_of_plenty on 05/28/2018:
yeah :)

Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday May 27, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 113.5

Today is in an interesting day :)

Plans are to clean my hamster cage before driving out east. trying to at least get something done so everything isn't left for tomorrow!

Picking up a few $1 lotto tickets to put in the bday card. just giving a card to be thoughtful, don't have extra money to spend as it costs money to drive out east and perhaps we are paying for her brunch. i don't think everyone will even give a card.

I DO look forward to seeing friends some i haven't seen since late fall! I look forward to hopefully taking some nice photos with everyone and to chatting. I don't look as forward to the long drive lol, 2hrs each way.

Laundry tomorrow.


Kombucha 50, wrap 130 with avocado 170, salami 100, seasonings including garlic home my breath doesn't bother too many people lol. 2 cups cashew milk 50 with cinnamon and stevia

500 :)

Brunch: plan is to take one plate, no seconds. And to enjoy up to like 3 cups coffee, 1-2 regular, the rest decaf.  I don't want to overeat even though it's a buffet. sick of that. sick of needing to watch calories in the days after....so i'll just take one plate and enjoy what i take. i don't think i need to consume more than one plate full of food.

Bacon 100, seafood 100, roasted potatoes 300, several cups sautéed veggies 250-300, coffee 50, dessert 200? Small bit, tastes of wine 100, oh and a Bellini 150 some candies 150 1450....

And ice cream back at home :)400, oh small bag chips 100

2450 decent :)

2day 2300 :) okay !


Driving out 2 hours for a brunch at noon so leaving around 10am and picking up a friend along the way, driving east to almost the end of Long Island but not totally the end to a town called Calverton for a tasty brunch (inside since it's raining) on the water. It's for a friend's 33rd bday.  I am not happy about such a long drive, but it's not my bday!  Also, i tried to see if anyone wanted to do anything more active after - go to an acquarium, go to outlets, visit the military cemetary (yes, i'd do it if it was my bday, but nobody seems happy about that idea and it's raining anyway so no good), or even go to the HUGE outlet mall. Bday girl didn't want to decide. I wasn't as eager to go to a winery (there's tons) after eating just do to calories and more sitting...but...if they go, my friend who's driving with me and I would go for ONE drink....but then i'm scooting out. Enough sitting and eating when there's more to do out east! 

Also, a couple who is married who tends to stay with their parents who live out east are the ones who suggested the brunch bc they enjoy brunches out east in general. They also will only have at most a 30min maybe even far less of a drive than that. So, the bday girl thought their idea was good but i think it's truly only accomodating to them and that it was wrong to suggest a place so far for everyone on a holiday weekend when there can be TONS of traffic.  Luckily, we're blessed with colder weather and rain which means less traffic out east to the beaches at least.

So this couple, i have a feeling they'll invite people over there house after the brunch and i have spoken to the woman driving out with me about that. we both decided that we aren't interested ot drive SO FAR to have a brunch followed by just going back to someone's house. We'd rather do an activity - the outlets - than just sit around with the same people we were just sitting with ... and then do a sitting 2hr drive home. if poeple go to a winery, we decided we'd go, but then scooting out would be better than sitting in a house for a couple hours, just to sit for a drive 2hrs back. I thought it was actually very unaccomodating for them to suggest brunch out east so far, but despiete what i think, many people are supposely coming to her party...

I have realized part of my issue was that i'm sitting all week and it's hard for me to want to do activities when i'm not working that include so much sitting and little activity. So really it's my preference which doesn't match that of the rest of the group, but, the good thing is that i'm going to the brunch and winery if they go...and that's more than enough commitment out east! :)

Progress as of today: 0.5 lbs lost so far, only 3.5 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 05/27/2018:
I hope you enjoy your day.....no matter what you decide to do. Your Bday gift is a nice idea.....have fun...and drive safely!!

Horn_of_plenty on 05/28/2018:
everything worked out...went to the party and wineries and it was fun :) no outlets, but didn't matter bc the day went really well.

bearcountrygg on 05/27/2018:
I commented below to you on Haps diary...allergy medicine makes you sleepy....that may be why you are needing more sleep...in fact I would bet on it.

Horn_of_plenty on 05/28/2018:
really, even if it says Non Drowsy????

Donkey on 05/27/2018:
I hope you have a good time at the brunch. Should be good food, at least, right? But I hear ya on the sitting down part - no thanks, especially after a big meal.

Horn_of_plenty on 05/28/2018:
i was really antsy all week about the brunch but luckily the day before (Saturday) i was really active so when Sunday came around i had used lots of my pent up energy about sitting and became so much more with the flow :)

i also desparately tried to watch my food intake at the brunch which i did pretty well and all in moderation bc lately all Spring i've gone to quite a few brunches and constantly regret overeating for the rest of the week trying to balance it. Yesterday, i can say at least i tried hard and learned from past mistakes. The plates were huge and i actually only took one plate and most of it was vegetables thnakfully the selection was VERY good. nice to do something different...and winery was ok still...no outlets...and i was even able to go food shopping yesterday which has led to a very relaxing day today which i am happy about!

happy-1 on 05/27/2018:
That's a nice gift!!!

Horn_of_plenty on 05/28/2018:
yeah, i'd say it's nice to get any gift! we all chipped in also to cover her meal (approx $40 per person so it's nice she didn't have to pay for herself)

graindart on 05/28/2018:
I love getting out of town (except work trips) and mixing up the daily routine. But controlling my calories usually goes out the window after mid-day of being on "vacation".

Horn_of_plenty on 05/28/2018:
the closer and closer you are to a weight that you want to maintain, the more and more a person tries to figure out ways to watch calories without feeling too deprived. so even though my calories were higher than typical days, they are not totally out of a range that will cause weight gain right away as long as it can be balanced out a little bit..but nothing major.

for me when i eat totally crazy amounts of calories, it becomes stressful knowing that i am causing weight gain and that it'll be difficult to balance out...so i really try to always keep cals near my typical amounts when away, but if i stray a little, it's still not so terrible as if i just went to town on everything fried, a thousand desserts, etc :) i try to always stick to my typical ways of eating and luckily the buffet had a huge dish of sauteed veggies so i was saved..

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