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Horn_of_plenty - Thursday Sep 28, 2017
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

Home: kombucha 100

8:30am breakfast at work: small corn wrap 50, cream cheese 80, salami 80, coffee with milk 50, banana 120. total here: 380-400.

Snack: maybe early lunch. chocolate and almonds bar. (regular choc bar!) 150

11:30 almonds...i need to stop having so much sugar bc it makes me really hungry

700 before lunch.

12pm Lunch: one fried large piece of plantain 150?, veggies that were not good bc stomach hurt after lunch? 150?, large turkey burger i made 200. 500. and a plum as a snack later on at 2pm. 550.

1250 - very tired just want to go home for the night, have miso soup again that i'll purchase for $1.40 alonside my own hardboiled eggs in a wrap, read, sleep early. i really, really just want to sleep. still jet-lagged - i think?

Also doing this hard assignment at work that's leaving me 100% confused.

2:30pm Snack 2:wheat crackers in an olive mediterranean flavor - stole the box and finished it from coworker lol. i told him via text. 150

4:40pm i was starving and had one nice caramel chocolate 50

Dinner at home: i think something like popcorn and eggs miso soup 100, shrimp tempura sushi 500 tops.


6day: 2033 per day = perfect.

 I am currently in a bad habit of eating tons of carbs and sugar at times when i feel low energy and it just makes me hungrier faster / gets me to having dips in energy more often. need to work past this bad habit that has come on only as of late. It's been since right before, during, and after my trip.


No errands tonight, just going home after work THANKFULLY! 

Tomorrow i get out 1:30pm for Jewish holiday, I'll first do a gym workout before going home to get my laundry and hamster and drive to parents where i'll sleep over both Friday and Saturday.

Sunday is gym again and out to dinner for dumplings with Ricky - same place we went as Tuesday!

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 09/28/2017:
Sounds like a nice way to spend the holiday! Have fun!

horn_of_plenty on 09/28/2017:
yes, more relaxed and must make use of their washer / dryer instead of waiting till i return home sunday :)

Horn_of_plenty - Wednesday Sep 27, 2017
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0


6am: extra kombucha (1.5 servings), but didn't need it bc i pooped a ton yesterday and couldn't this AM and had a meal of 1,000 veggies for dinner which hasn't gone thru my system yet so sorta a waste of kombucha but still enjoyed drinking lol. 100.

8am Breakfast: coworker brought in carrot cake wiith icing. i had a small piece of the cake and enjoyed all the icing. was amazing. small piece thankfully maybe like 100 for the cake, 150 for the icing. 250 tops with my coffee 50. 300. 

Snack: my breakfast of a tiny wrap 50, honey 50, pb 150, banana 150: 400.

Lunch: healthy - very prepared this week! 500 tops

Snacks: plum and nice trail mix bar total 200.

2100 no veg for dinner was sick of them and had miso soup, butter popcorn, bacon jerky. haha. was around 600 cal for dinner. i then craved alchohol but stopped myself as i do not plan to drink alone at home i don't think?

No exercise for Wed night or Thurs night. Back to gym Fri afternoon and back to jog next week on Monday.

5 day average: 2030 per day.






I woke up on time. Car was parked very close to apt so even though i left late for work, i was on time! and even got a spot in front of work building instead of using work lot. nice for a change of pace! no difference really though in parking on street vs at work but was able to walk a block instead of just walking from lot into building. felt nice being outside for a moment!

Tonight i have to stop by the union to pick up my insoles that i got fitted for a month ago in addition to my new glasses that have been sitting there waiting for me to pick up for 2 weeks now! lol. the appt is close to home - a ten minute walk - i may even walk there - but might just swing by in car on the way home bc i am resting my legs mostly right now and do NOT plan and will not jog this week.  Legs still not fully rested from the trip! And this is what i planned for, so i am 100% ok with this.

Just glad to go to gym yesterday, as planned, cooked eggs and turkey burgers, did all laundry except sheets, added extra money to laundry card....and even went out to dinner and dressed in a dress bc weather was warm with my friend ricky and met his friend...beautiful day yesterday, full, felt like a vacation. so thankful to be friends with Ricky. He brings excitement into my life!

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 09/27/2017:
Sounds like you had a great start to your day! You asked on my older diary about why bananas were 0 points on WW.....They used to be points...but with this new program they are pushing the fresh produce so they are now 0...Basically I eat them for the potassium and usually with some other food. I'm really happy to eat them now because I used to be so allergic to them the first bite made my mouth blister before I even swallowed it...that was miserable so I'm super happy that allergy went away after years of weekly allergy shots. And an added bonus for me is that they actually help IBS.

horn_of_plenty on 09/27/2017:
i used to have a bad allergy to fruits with pits like apples especially this time of year my mouth would itch really bad after eating them...luckily this problem is gone / at a minimum....i had an apple the other day in Colombia and cannot remember even if my mouth itched bc i was drinking a nice alcoholic beverage with it! LOL

innerpeace on 09/27/2017:
I need a Ricky!

horn_of_plenty on 09/27/2017:
sure right you do...but YOU are a MRS. Ricky..you already go out to all cultural / community events ! :) You are the girlie & your hubby's Mrs. Ricky!!!!!!!

bearcountrygg on 09/27/2017:
Ha Ha ...you guys!!!!

horn_of_plenty on 09/27/2017:

Horn_of_plenty - Tuesday Sep 26, 2017
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

Good Morning!


Breakfast: plum, ice cream (yup) 250, roasted cauliflower 100?, chips 100-120. total here: 450.

snack: kombucha 100

Lunch: veggies 100?, wrap 100, 2 eggs 150. 350. and another plum.

950...feel like i am seriously forgetting something?

banana before going out for dumplings and a thousand veggies and beer.


seaweed salad: 200, bamboo shoots salad 300. beer 200. dumplings 250? total the most it could have been: 950.

total for the day (and was prob actually less): 2050 :)




 Out to dinner with Ricky for dumplings...i'll try to eat light...maybe get YES an alcoholic light drink with them!  like dumps & beer! :)


It's 9:40am and my laundry is all done & put away! Food shopping i did last night. I mostly unpacked and cleaned up a bit, also.

I may take a nap since i feel a bit groggy. I slept really well last night :) 

Planning on gym early maybe even before a bigger lunch.

Nothing else needs to be done except putting $20 on my laundry card later since the office is open & I am home I should just top off the card so it remains full for awihe! 

I want to relax most of the day and use the bathroom as often as I like....relax my body and get it back in fully working order and release whatever was backed up lol. I didn't poop the whole trip more than a few pebbles and have been using the bathroom since my return but still i feel i have more to go - sorry for the extra info. I did take things during the trip to help me go but the nerves of travel still prevented it!

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 09/26/2017:
DRINK COFFEE...LOL...Dr Oz says he doesn't drink coffee because when he is operating he can't take bathroom breaks.

Horn_of_plenty on 09/27/2017:
HAHA....it's true that is what coffee does! makes you go go go!

also, ended up drinking some of an energy drink to get my workout done!

innerpeace on 09/26/2017:
Hope things are better as the day goes by.

Horn_of_plenty on 09/27/2017:
yes, 100%

Donkey on 09/26/2017:
I know someone - not me - who confessed that she cannot go to the bathroom (#2) except in her own bathroom. It's a good idea to just take a day to chill out. I'm surprised you got through the first day back. I would have been EXHAUSTED!!!

Horn_of_plenty on 09/27/2017:
Luckily, didn't have much work at work...only went so i could save another vacation day for another time - and also because i went away for my holiday and work was paying me for my holiday, so i had to be back Monday no matter what. So instead of taking monday off, i did take tuesday and it worked out well this time - i had enough energy for the gym.

I wish to do sorta do this again for my Vegas trip, but not possible lol. (take monday as work day and take off Tuesday - i don't plan to use this trick again!)

bearcountrygg on 09/26/2017:
My sister in law can't even pee if anyone else is in a public bathroom....she says she has a shy bladder....she is an amputee and if I push her into a public bathroom she makes me leave even if she is in the stall alone...

Horn_of_plenty on 09/27/2017:
I know how she feels bc i have experienced that at times too. :) Sorry she has that, it's not easy to want to pee and cannot!

Horn_of_plenty - Monday Sep 25, 2017
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

3day: 2,000 per day.


Good Morning All! Arrived at work an hour early at 7am.

6am Early: kombucha 50

7:30am Breakfast at work: coffee 50, wrap 80 with sf jelly, honey 50, and pb 150, and a piece of a really rich white chocolate cookie just a sorta big piece of a big cookie. total here 330. oh and a banana 120. so 450.

10am snack: almonds 50

10:45am more peanuts / almonds 200 :)

12:30pm Lunch: got a stomachache and headache after it....couldn't even eat much volume bc not used to it since Thursday traveling only had fast food mostly and no veggies...cabbage and stir fried eggplant 200, sardines 150, hardly a chip 50. 400. now just studying police vocab words that i have at my desk at work - good to study in advance.

Snack: Plum at 2pm

4:30pm and having just granola bar of some sort with water with stevia.  100

Dinner: was healthy but bigger portions. lots of mostly roasted veggies, roast turkey, some heavy pasta but smaller amounts.

 2050 at most.


No exercise tonight. Getting Hamster back from my "critter sitter" tonight and probably having dinner with the Critter Sitter too!


I have prepared food that i picked up wednesday night last week (just veggies) for today. And everything is set for me to go to work.

I slept decently due to taking a sleeping pill with an alcoholic beverage before my last 3 hour flight from Florida to New York which was from 8:30pm until 10:45pm. When I got home around midnight, I didn't even unpack aside from my money going back in my wallet, get my house/car keys in order and putting some cleaning products back in the bathroom. 

Going to work an hour early because i have to leave an hour early for an important dr appt that i do not want to skip / miss / reschedule.  I just need to get it done and so that's the plan for today!

Tomorrow I took a vaca day to do laundry, but not run around like a maniac which is why i scheduled the appt for today and not tomorrow on my day off.  I may go to the gym tomorrow if my legs are not as sore. I have some very tight mucles right now. I also have to pick up a hair more food tomorrow, maybe. maybe not!

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

Donkey on 09/25/2017:
Welcome home!!! Hope you get through today... I'd be exhausted.

Take care of your legs! Warm showers, gentle stretching, heating pad? Or maybe go the cold route with ice packs and frozen towels? Hope you're ok.

horn_of_plenty on 09/25/2017:
Took a couple of coworker's tylenol...i think i may take more throughout the next few days. to reduce inflammation...thanks Donkey...i was able to actually sleep and know i can rest tomorrow....so things are ok right now...knowing i only have to get thru today (and boss hasn't given me work so i'm memorizing police terms that i printed out months ago and left in my desk at work :)

bearcountrygg on 09/25/2017:
Glad you are back....missed seeing you posting...it looked like you had a great time...but it is always nice to get back home too!

horn_of_plenty on 09/25/2017:
yes, i'm happy to rest and be back home...trip was perfect length...thanks for staying in touch and leaving me comments...good to be fully back on DD!

Horn_of_plenty - Sunday Sep 24, 2017
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

Sunday fruit 100, fried potato and beef 500, nasty hamburger frank and some chips 500, chips 150 total so far 1250 and craving veggies so bad !!! 200 alcohol and 400 burrito 1850

1975 2day

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

Horn_of_plenty - Saturday Sep 23, 2017
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

1350 and a drink


And fried meat and potato pocket / enchilada on street 550


Went paragliding !

Going home tomorrow already!

Threw up as soon as the paragliding ended lol crazy experience flying out there above the entire city!

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 09/24/2017:
Paragliding good...throwing up...not so good......does that mean the calories don't count? LOL

Horn_of_plenty - Friday Sep 22, 2017
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

Happy Friday no clue really on calories forgot to totally count

Morning fried small dough with chicken small 200? Coffee 50-100. 300

Snack: another half fried chicken thing 250?

Snack: bite of thick cream candy thing 50

Snack: nasty nasty fried rice pastry and nasty bite of fried nasty chicken 200.

Half beer 150

Total so far: 950-1000 but might have forgotten something ?

We didn't have dinner so around 1700 or less today

Weekly total is great at 2120 !!

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

innerpeace on 09/22/2017:
So dedicated...tracking and posting on holiday. Enjoy your time and be safe!

horn_of_plenty on 09/23/2017:
Thank you IP yes still thinking about calories on the vacation !!!

bearcountrygg on 09/23/2017:
Little bites....I'm guessing the food there is VERY DIFFERENT!

horn_of_plenty on 09/23/2017:
Outdoor vendors and lots of cheaper restaurants have everything fried !

Nicer places only in expensive areas have healthy and tasty options

ENJoying mostly fried this trip :)

Donkey on 09/23/2017:
Seeing as you're on vacation, tracking calories is probably not on the first list of exciting things to do. Have fun! Soak in the culture, the food, the society!

horn_of_plenty on 09/23/2017:
I promise it's just an automatic habit - jdonk I have been doing it for 15 years so hard to break the habit it sorta relaxes me to do. Haha it's been really really exciting :-)

Horn_of_plenty - Thursday Sep 21, 2017
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

 Up, showered, basically packed. Drinking kombucha - It's not working...Leaving in 15-20 min for airport at 4:30am :)

Glad i took a sleeping pill last night - i was practically asleep by 7pm & up today at 3am.

900 thru airplane flights had alcohol miles drink on plane, chips betweeen flights, more chips....lol great eating.

Sausage and potatoes on street so good and mango 650?


Granola bar 150


Total cal after drinks and dinner is 3000.

Avg 6 day is 2190

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 09/21/2017:
Have Fun!

horn_of_plenty on 09/21/2017:

Horn_of_plenty - Wednesday Sep 20, 2017
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

Early: kombucha 110, did the trick. 3 cups.

Breakfast: wrap 100, honey 50, pb 150, crackers 50, coffee 50, banana 120: 520.

.nuts 120

snack: maybe early lunch instead at noon...

1pm: Lunch: 1 egg 2 egg whites 120, cabbage 50, eggplant spread 150, coworker's bite of a wrap with a special spread (indian grown and cooked) 150, chips 100 tops. 550 approx. FILLING.

3:30pm relaxing at home: dark chocolate cherry 50, plum 50, ice cream 70: 170

Dinner: satisfying 700.

2200 today. good.

 5 day average: 2030 per day, excellent.

took a sleeping pill around 4:30? i think it was...heading to bed soon. it's 6:10pm now. already done packing.


Left work at 1:30pm...picked up food that'll be for when I return after the trip for Monday's lunch and it'll prob even last till Wednesday when I return.

Also went to library to check in for tomorrow's flight and print boarding pass since my computer at home hasn't been hooked up to the printer and printer may not work...so did this at library. I would have done it at work but I didn't have my passport with me & I needed it to check in.

Now going home to pack and hopefully relax. I don't want to be up late tonight as I'll be getting up around 2:30am to get ready for leaving my apt for this trip.  I'll get picked up at 4:30, so maybe i'll get up more like 3am.  :)

It's exciting and I am beginning to feel great about my New Year's Trip with friend of 8 years and haven't seen in 8 years Rosie!  _______________________________________

Leaving work at 2pm to go home & pack (it's actually the first night of the Jewish New Year so this is my excuse to leave to boss). Works out quite well thankfully.

Want to be finished packing by 6pm.

Will have quick chat on phone tonight with dad.


Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 09/20/2017:
How exciting for you! And nice way to get out of work early...that worked out just right.

horn_of_Plenty on 09/20/2017:
yes !!! it worked out more than perfect! something to keep in mind for the future, that's for sure!

I was going to have to be really busy, driving to my parents and all...but my mom didn't want to celebrate tonight (she is tomorrow) so I am really thankful for some time at home now before the trip!

Horn_of_plenty - Tuesday Sep 19, 2017
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

Home: kombucha 70

Breakfast: lox 80 with cream cheese 100 on wrap 70, banana 120, coffee 50

Snack 1: chocolate bar 100

Snack 2: almonds 100

1pm lunch: not too many chips 100, last of my chicken burgers 200, oily marinated eggplant over cabbage 250. 600. plum 50, cals included.

5pm snack bar 100

Total approx 2050. excellent. sushi dinner with my friend Ricky, White Sangria, and Miso soup. good dinner, for sure.

4day average: 1990, perfect.



A bit stressed out bc going from work directly to trip and needing to skip jog tonight to rest my slightly sore ankle so it'll be good on the trip. Just feeling like i'd rather be home around NOBODY. but either way, plans are good and giving hamster to my friend who will watch it tonight, very local a few blocks away from me. and just resting up. no more exercise needed!

Falling asleep at work.

Even cleaned hamster cage this AM before work thinking i was jogging after work. I do not have the energy or desire to jog today after work. Need to rest my ankle and body tonight.

Skipping the jog tonight bc ankle still slightly sore & I'll be walking tons in Colombia.

Cheers to last night being my last gym workout until I get back. 

No more planned exercise till my return. If i need to take an extra week off of everything, i will, once i return.  No more pushing right now.

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

innerpeace on 09/19/2017:
So excited for you! Rest up girlie...you need energy for vacation and fun time too.

horn_of_plenty on 09/19/2017:
TY, yes, i realize now is actually the time to rest :) finally. just gotta pack tomorrow.

bearcountrygg on 09/19/2017:
Yup...relax...rest up for your very exciting adventure...and even Hammy is having a new adventure of his own with the critter sitter...these are the times of your life you will look back on and smile....enjoy when you can.

horn_of_plenty on 09/19/2017:
Thank you BCGG for kind words and my coworker and I laughed at the Critter Sitter. I'll tell the sitter tonight of his new name :)

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