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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.

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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. :)

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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!

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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:
I FELT THE SAME :)


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:
I LIKE IT ON THE WEEKEND, A NICE BIG PORTION OF OATMEAL AND YOGURT.


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

horn_of_plenty on 05/28/2019:
I'LL TRY TO MAKE THEM BETTER NEXT TIME WITH MORE SEASONING BEFORE THEY GO IN OVEN SO THE SEASONING STICKS.


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:
YES, THE GYM IS NOT NECESSARY AT ALL. I GOT WHAT I NEED :)



Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday May 26, 2019
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 114.5

Poor sleep I think due to caffeine later in evening....

4am chips 200,

morning drink and lollipop  150

brunch coffee 100, cornbread 200, veggies big time 300, shrimp dish 300, fruit 200, more stuff 200...1300

wine 300?

eng muffin 100, egg 100, turkey... 200 total 

Small protein bar 150

2300 total, excellent!!!!

 

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

Donkey on 05/26/2019:
Perhaps you can take a nap today. Or pull through and go to bed early tonight. I do not like it when I do not sleep well, either.

Try not to eat the fatigue. I find in myself that I often confuse thirst or tired with hunger. So I eat, instead of addressing the real problem.

Horn_of_plenty on 05/27/2019:
Yes, especially if i wake up in the middle of the night and feel an appetite, i sometimes have to reach for some carbs and i fall back to sleep...

but, yes, whenever i get bad sleep for a day or two, my hunger levels always rise.

thank you for the tips.

i've been able to go to bed early everyday this weekend so that's been wonderful :)


BearCountryGG on 05/26/2019:
My sleep trick.....laying in bed wide awake....??? Tell yourself that you can either go to sleep RIGHT NOW..or you will just get up and scrub the kitchen floor!!! Works for me every time!

Horn_of_plenty on 05/27/2019:
LOVED this trick!

And, i've recently went back to waking up and looking at my phone...which is such a waste of time / lost sleep during the night. I'm better when it's a workday, and i can tell myself "you're gonna be tired tomorrow, looking at your phone isn't worth it!" haha


Donkey on 05/27/2019:
^^^^ HA HA HA HA HA!!!! This made me laugh so hard!

Horn_of_plenty on 05/27/2019:
same ;)



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

Beautiful Day :) 

kombucha 50

9:30am wrap 130, avocado 150, salmon 50, coffee 50

2pm nice late lunch : rose 150, fries 100, seared tuna 200, salad 150 with olives and dressing 100.  700.

Snacks 100

light, perfect dinner: small amount of shrimp 100, leftover salad/lots of cherry tomatoes 150, chips 300. 550

later: tbsp pb 100

total today is great. walked TONS.

1900, feeling good about today. very healthy eats.

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Going to Brooklyn to walk around a famous cemetary with Ricky, visiting graves of famous New Yorkers!

Later, lunch, movie at home, early night....tomorrow is that long 1.5hr drive to a party out east.

Glad it's a new week, new day in my world. To once again be healthy and happy and try again!

 

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

Donkey on 05/25/2019:
It is a wonderful day, full of possibilities. I'm so happy to have the day off. Today here, it started out lovely, but it looks like it will turn stormy soon -- which is fine by me!

"Movie at home" has me inspired to perhaps enjoy something old (i.e. black and white) tonight. That would be a nice change of pace.

Horn_of_plenty on 05/25/2019:
I have Amazon Prime and hooked up Ricky's TV so we have tons of free movies as well as cheap movies once in awhile i don't mind paying. it's great to have lots of movies at our access at home. Also, my library subscription allows tons of free digital media, though, i'm not sure how it works just yet!

did you end up watching a black and white? how was it? which one?

our day was rather a PERFECT day. weather was outstanding. 65 and sunny.

i'm very thankful right now to be friends with Ricky again. he likes to get out and do things and so do i. tons of walking and health going on today.


BearCountryGG on 05/25/2019:
Hope you had a nice day...It's been rainy here.

Horn_of_plenty on 05/25/2019:
The weather in NYC has improved TONS. thankful for this. just amazing. there's a mix of weather this weekend: today was around 65 and sunny. tomorrow cloudy but around 90F! and Monday Memorial Day around 80!

we're getting all the seasons in one weekend!


Donkey on 05/26/2019:
I did not end up watching TV or a movie. I read part of one of the books I have, about climbing Mount Everest. Here's a little Donkey trivia: I am fascinated by Mount Everest treks. I would never want to do that myself, but stories of human versus nature, like that, make for good reading (for me).

Horn_of_plenty on 05/27/2019:
Oh, that type of book would inspire me too! Great choice!!!! and same here, totally not into climbing it myself - due to the shape i'd have to be in!? and i do love to see those accomplishments of others!



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

bit of a binge-y type of day here...but ending it alright and got exercise in. exercised, with breaks, from around 6pm-9pm (breaks include cleaning up, putting things away, washing dishes, searching the web, etc.)

kombucha 50

Breakfast: wrap and egg 200, butter 100, coffee 50, banana 120, COFFEE 50

snack: some dark chocolate, lower sugar 100

small sandwich bread 150, mayo 50, meat 100, lettover cauliflower 50, indian food 150, 500...chips and small apricot 150 more..and full :)

4pm snack: sf whipped cream 250cal for a half container, strawberries and iced coffee100...ready for a nap!

5pm more strawberries (just bought a lot of them on way home!) 50

6pm during workout, being snacky.. seaweed salad i picked up on the way home...yup! 100? , wrap 130, spread 100, salmon 50. approx 350.  having all the fruit earlier didn't help my appetite. finally satisfied. 

more during workout, really quite bad with appetite control today lol (DEFINITE emotional eating this week), 2 more small apricots. 50 8:30pm chocolate chips 50..

 9pm 200 protein keto bar.

2350

7day:2222/day. 

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Fingers crossed for the long holiday weekend we get out at 1pm or so. i brought my lunch, too.

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Plan is to go home earlyish, - yes we got out at 1:30pm and i was home around 3:30pm...walked to a farther subway around half mile away from work, walked also a mile before taking a bus..went to supermarket too..

FIRST - exercise with my strength home routine.  there are no other errands or things that are urgent.

SECOND - get laundry done for the whole weekend early (including bed sheets) - LAUNDRY may not happen ;) may just go to sleep early!

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I was thinking to cook instead of laundry, but, it would be better if i cooked monday, the food would be fresher for the upcoming work week!

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

legcramps on 05/24/2019:
Sounds like a great day today! Enjoy the extra time off work! And have a great weekend :)

Horn_of_plenty on 05/24/2019:
yeah, glad for a longer weekend. didn't really use the time well...it's sometimes hard for me to have a productive friday by the time it's friday. but at least i am getting a workout in :)


bearcountrygg on 05/24/2019:
Some nice vacay days for all of you guys.

Horn_of_plenty on 05/24/2019:
yes :) very nice!


Donkey on 05/25/2019:
Some days are just more binge-y. If it saves your sanity, then so be it.

Horn_of_plenty on 05/25/2019:
pretty much what happened, Yes. pretty much was my mindset at the time, Yes.



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

KOMBUCHA 50

wrap and egg 200, half avo with salt/pepper 150, coffee 50, 

snack: probably a bar - Dang Bar. very nice. 210

lunch: half leftovers / gotta get new meat...will not make yesterday's mistake again and overindulge leaving no calories for the evening ;) lunch provided by office and i had my own side of cherry tomatoes that i had in the office thankfully. so i am full. 750 cal. it was a large deli sandwich long one cut up, i had some chips, some noodle salad too. lots of carbs, but tasty. some diet soda too.

1400 after lunch, good. and way better than yesterday.

2:30 5 almonds 25 cal, chocolate ...100 total

around 2200 i think....healthy dinner, but again a bit too much food today..

6 day: 2200 :)

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exercise tonight: cancelled until tomorrow since i get out early, would rather sleep well tonight and rest up and take tomorrow to get a good routine in when i'm better rested - taking advantage of an easier schedule tomorrow (getting out probably around 1pm). taking tonight to be a perfect rest night and eat less before hitting the covers.

bringing ricky takeout indian and having some indian veggies over my own fresh spinach i have at home. also i have small sandwiches leftover from work...possibly just saving them here at work for tomorrow :)

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

BearCountryGG on 05/23/2019:
Avocados...I need to get some of thise...I don't think I have ever put them in a wrap...good idea!

horn_of_plenty on 05/23/2019:
it's one of my "go-to" breakfasts...very satisfying and filling due to the good fat and fiber in an avocado. really i could go with just 1/4 but 1/2 avocado makes more sense since i'm single and there's nobody i'm sharing with. plus it's extremely healthy.

they are also great on rice cakes.!!!!!!

i always add sea salt/pepper and other seasonings. you just reminded me, i have an EVERYTHING BAGEL seasoning at home to try on my wraps with avocado.


BearCountryGG on 05/24/2019:
I have some of that everything bagel seasoning too....but have never used it.....sounds like a winner!

horn_of_plenty on 05/24/2019:
i gotta take it out of the cabinet...forgot again!



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

Overall, it's been a great week. Everything is running quite smoothly. I slept decently last night, woke up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom, then browsed my cell phone, but i feel good this morning because overall it's been a great weekend and week so far!

Kombucha 50 Mojito flavor!

Wrap and egg with 1/2 avo 350, coffee 50.

snack: will be a new bar, keto type so good wow! 210 flavor was called Saigon cinnamon chocolate, some peanuts 50

lunch: forgot the meat potion, so i'll go out to buy a little meat at lunch from the buffet - i have the veggies. i might even buy the grain part, instead of chips and have noodles. i may just buy my entire lunch and save the veggies i have for tomorrow :)  i'd love to have seaweed salad with lunch too!...

 lunch - got a big salad of mexican takeout of pulled pork very salty but tasty 300, lettuce 50, corn 50, rice 150, grilled veggies 200, chips 300. yeah a big meal, indeed. could have eaten less, but stuffed it in lol. was at least very fresh! now i'm thirsty! 1050. i could have been full on much less. just decided to eat the entire thing.

it was a huge salad....will try to take it easy until later...i may go over calories a hair, today...but will try to work on it since tomorrow is another long day with exercise an i'll be needing to eat quite a bit then. on Friday i may be able to be more in control of eating less by going to bed early. :)  or tomorrow, another option, i'll take the night off exercise and do it Friday instead...go to bed early tomorrow, yeah.

snack plan for on the way home: banana and iced coffee 200

after workout: planning for whipped cream 250 / fruit 100/ yogurt 150 500

2450, ok

5day:2210

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Tonight is my 2nd time doing a short agility workout - the Ladder workout. 15-20 min tops.

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

BearCountryGG on 05/22/2019:
How do you use the ladder?

horn_of_plenty on 05/23/2019:
It looks like a ladder, but it's flat on the floor made of material that resembles a ladder but it's completely flat. if you google ladder workouts - ladder agility workouts - you'll see what i am talking about ;)


Maria7 on 05/23/2019:
I'm like you in that if I get a large salad I always feel I 'have' to eat it all. Now a different mindset, eating 'smart', even if only eat part of it. Smile. Hope you are having a wonderful day! Thanks again for the beautiful photos you posted.

horn_of_plenty on 05/23/2019:
yeah, i wish i hadn't eaten it all, but, it was so flavorful that i just inhaled it even though i had been feeling full. you know how it is - when you taste things you don't ordinarily eat, there's a tendency to overeat on new tastes. i'm glad you enjoyed the photos - i'll try to post a few more when i'm home and able to transfer them from computer to this site


Donkey on 05/23/2019:
I do the same with salads, most of the time, too.

I hope you enjoy the ladder workouts! They look like fun!

horn_of_plenty on 05/23/2019:
Ladder workouts are going well. It's only 10 minutes of actual exercise but also includes me going outside, setting it up which doesn't take long but it's time in itself to do everything. So 10min is quite perfect, probably equals running half a mile. it works great and i'm very happy with just doing this workout, at least 2x a week thru the end of June. It shouldn't cause injuries, but it's a good, strong, agility 10min drill exercise.

Yeah, the salad was so different and flavorful that i overeat. but it was good and decently healthy. i was careful not to also overeat in the evening. so i do feel good about getting back on track later in the night.

that's why i like to bring my own food. or go to the buffet. here, i couldn't serve myself the portions, and simply just indulged in what i was given :) but, it was very very fresh!



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

2140 4day, good!

Happy Tuesday ;-)

kombucha 50

wrap and egg 200, avocado 150. coffee 50. 

snack: possibly a new flavor of the keto bars i have - Atlas Protein bars and also i have these new DANG bars. both are good.  keto types.had a cocoa ATlas, good, not too sweet. filling. 210

lunch: lefovers and good stuff.. bigger piece breaded baked chicken breast, lefover greens from hot pot, yellow cherry tomatoes, and prob chips :) 600 total.

Snacks small amount choc and fruit 100, later almonds and more tea 100

so far, very healthy...

6pm snack before exercise wrap & salami with mustard 250, iced coffee 50

8pm during workout chips 150, strawberries 50

protein bar 200

2150, excellent 

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tonight is my revised strenght workout, upper and lower.

 

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

BearCountryGG on 05/21/2019:
All of your food today sounds really good......I'm not having a hungry day but it all sounds delicious!!!

Horn_of_plenty on 05/21/2019:
I've been having great food days lately. less of a crazy appetite. much better than last week with hormones! haha


Donkey on 05/21/2019:
With your revised workout, will you feel it tomorrow? Picked up weights yesterday - feeling it today, in a good way!

Horn_of_plenty on 05/21/2019:
No, i don't generally feel too much of the weights workouts at all if any because these aren't new exercises. but i do feel the cardio. my left ankle (the one i broke in college) is tender whenever i do extra. i'm trying to cut down on some days till it feels better. so far so good.

the only thing that's gonna beat me up now is this cardio, but i'm doing only a little at a time :) we'll see how it goes!


Donkey on 05/21/2019:
I agree - your food sounds so yummy!

Horn_of_plenty on 05/21/2019:
it's been more balanced than usual. and lately i feel satisfied more often than not - this week i mean! :) so much better after hormonal weeks! LOL...glad you are back!



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

Very Pleasant Morning :) and i thought i'd be late, but i'm on time for work. Spent extra time prepping myself for work this AM, wearing a dress (so had to prep a bit - my legs) bc it's going to be extra warm today at 85F :)  Tomorrow's temps are back to regular Spring temps like 65 i think.

3 DAYS OFF this past weekend was seriously the best thing i could have done. I feel seriously amazingly happy today.

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Kombucha 50

Wrap and egg 200, avocado 150, salt/pepper, coffee 50, chocolate 50

Snack: TBD, maybe a new Bar - found some excellent brands online. One is "Dang."BLUEBERRY POWDERED ALMONDS, AMAZING. FOUND ON AMAZON. 150

healthy lunch: small piece fish 100 & leftover greens (very tasty) from hot pot 200, chips 250. 550. light lemonade drink.

snack fruit nuts chocolate 150 tea, almonds and candies 150

chicken cutlets 2 smallish ones 300, wrap 100, pepper 50, strawberries 100. 550Chips 150

2250.

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

Donkey on 05/20/2019:
Came back to chilly temps in Chicago - big change from the hot and humid in Texas.

I dread going back to work after 3 days off. Who does your work when you're gone? Does it pile up or do you come back to a new day? My daughter, working retail, goes to work and everyday is a new day. I come back, and it's 100+ emails and 5,000 emergencies.

Horn_of_plenty on 05/20/2019:
i think my workload is generally less than yours. Nobody does my work, but, the due dates seem less time sensitive than yours and i do NOT get as many emails as you. in general, i'm not in charge of handling any emergencies at all.

my days aren't fully new as work tasks can take a period of several days to complete some of the long tasks. but i don't think my responsibilities are as sensitive as yours. when i take 3 days, many times, the work i come back to i just start up where i left off.

i generally am doing work for only one person, my supervisor. i don't answer to all the customers like you do. !!

Horn_of_plenty on 05/20/2019:
so glad to have you back here, i've been wondering when you'd post!!!


BearCountryGG on 05/20/2019:
You are getting the great temps....a bit chilly here for us.

Horn_of_plenty on 05/20/2019:
so thankful for better weather. feels so nice!



Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday May 19, 2019
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 114.5

Happy Sunday :)

My appetite isn't too strong today. probably due to a lack of stress these few days. Feeling pretty good today.

Strawberries 100 yes, big portions

Strawberries 100, Oatmeal 180, kombucha

1pm Bigger, satisfying thai lunch: tofu and veggie soup small 100, 2 chicken/shrimp dumplings 150, fried tofu 300, sauteed veggies 100?, rice 100? total approx 800 tops i'd say.

4pm snack iced coffee and a bar 200, kombucha bc i feel bloated and gross..

during workout: coconut water and workout drinks 100, plum 50. 

dinner Quest tasty protein bar, Halo Strawberry shortcake (not impressed) ice cream 450

2100, fine.

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It's been a really lovely 3 days off from work. I've both relaxed and exercised and cleaned up a bit around the apt. I haven't had to rush around at all & even got a free car wash :) the world is good! 

Been eating out a bit more than i like to the past couple days, but, it's been healthy food. Today i'm going out again for lunch for thai food. My appetite is not overwhelming me like it usually does. I will try not to order much volume as my fridge is already full of leftovers. So, for once, i may go with a different type of order than I usually do! we'll see!

Out to lunch with friend Christine who lives 45min north of me. Haven't gotten together since early January right before my trip to Miami. So, we're getting together.

I'd thought today was the day i was needing to drive out east for a different friend's bday, also driving with Christine for the thing out east. I had thought that until late yesterday afternoon! Thank gosh someone told me that the party is NEXT SUNDAY. 

with all the traveling i was doing and back to work so fast, i totally had the wrong date in my calendar for her bday. i'm thankful that i'm on the right track now! and it's nice to still get together for lunch :) we'll walk around a bit around that area too.

After lunch and she goes home around 2 or 3pm is my guess, i'll work out at home. worked out on and off between the hours of 6-9. there was a phone call in there, making breakfast...and other stuff too ;) 

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

BearCountryGG on 05/19/2019:
Have a nice lunch with your friend.....sounds like a good day for that...aren't you glad you didn't show up a week early?

Horn_of_plenty on 05/20/2019:
Lunch was great thanks BCGG :) Just beautiful weather to walk around and browse the shops.

I am SO SO SO glad we didn't drive well over an hour away for nothing! She'd have murdered me on the drive back ;)



Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday May 18, 2019
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 114.5

Breakfast: strawberries 50, almond milk 30 and oatmeal 150, pump pie seasoning and stevia. 250. filling....good for awhile lost appetite !

Morning Snack: keto type bar 200 and a lightdrink 

11am lunch wrap100 with grilled chicken salad 200 small leftovers filling!  

.....banana maybe too, drinks 200.

dinner: special going out to eat with Ricky to a place we both haven't been - Hot Pot style cuisine in Chinatown by us...overate but it was tasty of course: lots of greens in light sauces 150, seafood 50, fish also 100, dumplings like 3 150, noodles good amount 250?, mushrooms and other ingredients 100, and ice cream 200. total 1000 or so, good.

snack: plum, seltzer with stevia 50

2050 or so total today.major success.

exercise: 3 miles at least over the course of the day. excellent. felt better and less sore as the day went on!

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Early dr appt followed by going walking in NJ Palisades park  which is close just a drive ac George Washington  bridge!

Later eating Hot Pot ! GREATday!!!

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So, before dinner today while running errands - one of my friends happened to mention the party that i thought was TOMORROW! LOL!....it's NEXT SUNDAY!

so, i took off friday bc i was so overwhelmed about this weekend and a party that's not happening until next weekend!

but the good thing is that i used Friday really well, got a lot accomplished, and same for Saturday. so, this weekend has turned into a really lovely mini vacation for me! just amazing.

so tomorrow, instead of a party that is around 1.5hours away in one direction, i am simply meeting up with the lady i was going to the party with - but just for lunch here by me and to walk around a little bit! :) Def spent a TON on food this weekend, but, some of it will last a long time thankfully.

Ricky has been great, but, acts very childish on certain things. reminds me why he cannot be my "boyfriend" as a title. just can't be. he sometimes whines and complains about food / acts poorly towards wait staff at restaurants as well as takeout places. for some reason, he hasn't realized himself as an older man in these establishments and still acts like a teenager. i have let him know, unfortunately i had to bring it up as i don't like being around his behavior when he does this, on both Friday and Saturday.

Friday, i had to actually remind him that we were in OUR neighborhood, that my NEXT DOOR neighbor, 24yrs old, was the one serving us our pizza and that if RICKY wasn't going to be polite, that was a major embarassment to me as i'm seen with him acting like an ass. i tried to be nice about it, saying it was the first time in a long time that we went out to eat - and that i'd appreciate it if he kept his manners...

he got all babyish on me after that, sitting there whining telling me he'll act whatever way he wants....

he got better as these 2 days went by, thank gosh, but boy does he get angry with himself, out of nowhere, so easily.

luckily his outbursts were short, thank gosh.

i'm not perfect either, but, i'd like to see myself with a MAN when i'm out, not a boy...it can be very disheartening to be with someone who all of a sudden is acting like a whining boy.

like i said, it was luckily short lived.

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


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