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Horn_of_plenty - Monday May 21, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.2

kombucha 30

potato roll 130 with peanut butter 200, coffee 50. 380.

snack:  nuts 200, 40 cal hot chocolate

Lunch: zucchini noodles with caeser dressing 200, roll with butter 200, egg/egg white 100. lg .apple 100

snack: almonds 100

before gym: roll 130, turkey meat 50, mustard. 200.

after gym: cliff bar 250.

1800 tops = I am very pleased with this count.

1850 still very pleased

3day: 2050, perfect...right now happy with any total 2050 and below!!


Yesterday after eating a bit too much i went to my bed around 3pm and spent almost the entire night there except when i woke up at 6pm and ate something small. I continued to sleep almost without waking up at all through the entire night until my alarm this morning..tonight i'll go to gym :) looking forward to being there and happy feelings i get while i am there!

Progress as of today: -1.2 lbs lost so far, only 5.2 lbs to go!

Donkey on 05/21/2018:
Wow, that is a lot of sleep - good for you!

You'll have fun at the gym tonight - something to look forward to at the end of the day :-)

horn_of_plenty on 05/21/2018:
yes, i am def looking forward to it :)

so so so happy to go :)

bearcountrygg on 05/21/2018:
Love the idea of the zucchini noodles.......I need to find a spiralizer.

horn_of_plenty on 05/21/2018:
they are not expensive and they can be used with a few different veggies :) you'll be happy you did find it!

Horn_of_plenty - Sunday May 20, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.2

Yesterday was successful. Ended up paying a short visit spur of the moment passing thru to my parents and gave my mom her belated mother's day gift as well as helped her order a gift off a registry for an upcoming bridal shower that we are attending. all is good. Just ordered a shoe rack for the hallway so my shoes aren't a mess and its easier to get ready in the mornings as well between shoes hidden in my closet now i can display them for easy grabbing and wearing each day!

8am breakfast 550

11am lunch roll 140, 1/4 avocado 100, spices, roasted eggplant 100, turkey slices 60. 400 i just went food shopping :) fiber 1 choc chip soft cookie. 120 with almond milk 30 sweetened with stevia. 

1100...good cals...

1:30pm after jog:wrap and avocado 200, turkey 50,mustard, blueberries 120 and drink 100. 470

1600 :)

snack before gym: 

afer gym: will go to gym Monday instead of today!


It's time to get ready to go jogging and use my fixed bike and breaks to get there...which reminds me - to order a helmet. i forgot to get it yesterday..helmet was $16..lots of shopping for slightly necessary things..!

 gym later in afternoon / early evening :) everything else is just relaxing and doing my own nails (always a clear coating when i do them) :)

laundry is done and put away, apt is clean!, hamster cage was cleaned thursday eve...things are gooooood!

I am feeling happy and organized!



2150 2day avg.

Glad I jogged - rest of today was relaxed with extra nap and sleep early.

Progress as of today: -1.2 lbs lost so far, only 5.2 lbs to go!

Donkey on 05/20/2018:
Oh that sounds like a lovely detour!

Horn_of_plenty on 05/20/2018:
a great weekend, overall!

horn_of_plenty on 05/21/2018:
yes, happy to see my parents and give mom her gifts and help her order a gift...it was time used wisely with parents :)

bearcountrygg on 05/20/2018:
When I use shoe racks I wear different shoes more often.

Horn_of_plenty on 05/20/2018:
yes...def part of my plan...it was $20 with free shipping and holds 20 pairs shoes / umbrella, and anything else i want to quickly put somewhere...even my bag to keep it off the floor :) it's sturdy!

bearcountrygg on 05/20/2018:
Sounds like it is well worth $20!!

Horn_of_plenty on 05/20/2018:
yes, for sure!!! it'll help me actually SEE the shoes i have rather than search for them each day in my dark closet! for sure. and easy for organization rather than them being all over the floor! so great :)

happy-1 on 05/20/2018:
Aaaaw, gotta show mom some love. I still say take her ziplining!

horn_of_plenty on 05/21/2018:
my mom would be very mad bc she wouldn't ever go! lol lol lol she's not into adventure!

Horn_of_plenty - Saturday May 19, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.2

8am Breakfast 650 chips/light ice cream (didn't have a good breakfast plan and was craving salt then just decided on the ice cream also) - but will come up with a plan for the rest of today.

11am brunch: out with friend at diner - they have a good shrimp salad, so getting that...600 tops. i can stay away from coffee and use my teeth whiteners this weekend, lol.

2pm snack: ? 200 cal?


5pm dinner at home since i have a lot - my roasted eggplant in a wrap with avocado and beans..thinking no meat.550. fruit if i want it strawberries 50. 600.

100, 150, 120, 160, 100 650 tops.

movie i rented at home..

going to bed early tonight.


after brunch i'm showing this friend my hamster back at my place and then driving to gett my bike fixed, again. 

laundry gonna do it now before brunch :)

Calories 2050

Progress as of today: -1.2 lbs lost so far, only 5.2 lbs to go!

graindart on 05/19/2018:
Haven't been to a "diner" in quite awhile. When I think diner, I think of a large quantity of open-faced roast beef sandwich with mashed potatoes and heavily peppered gravy.

Horn_of_plenty on 05/19/2018:
yep, they have huge portions and just about every American food you can think of ;)..originally planned not to eat much breakfast, but i ended up enjoying food at home so now gotta watch portions.

bearcountrygg on 05/19/2018:
D loves diners...that is his favorite place to eat.....

horn_of_plenty on 05/19/2018:
I like them too! A thousand different options !! And always coffee !

Maria7 on 05/19/2018:
Sounds like a nice, busy day. Glad you are enjoying your hamster. We are enjoying 4 new kittens over here. :-)

horn_of_plenty on 05/19/2018:
Wow ! Are they outdoors or indoors ! That's a lot !

Donkey on 05/19/2018:
A movie and early bedtime sound so nice!

horn_of_plenty on 05/19/2018:
Yeah I am happy to watch a movie soon :). Happy to be out during the day and home at night !

happy-1 on 05/20/2018:
Diner =s egg creme

Horn_of_plenty on 05/20/2018:
NO WAY !!!! haha....they have the MOST AWESOME grilled shrimp salad, where the amount of shrimp on the salad is endless :) so many which makes me happy and they are grilled and flavored just right!

another diner i go to puts FOUR medium shrimp on the salad and doesn't flavor them well....not enough protein or flavor.

but this diner yesterday, love their food!

Horn_of_plenty - Friday May 18, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.2

Overnight Oats: 150, protein powder 100, oil 50, chia 25, nut milk 25, cocoa 25, stevia: 400 approx. coffee 50...and finally used the bathroom lol at work an hour later lol.

snacks: fruit / almonds 200

Lunch: spiralized zucchini noodles and caeser dressing 150, tomatoes 20, egg 80, matzah 130 with whole avocado 320 (yes donkey today i actually had a whole one bc i didn't want to take half home and still craving fat! first time i ever had a whole one!) 550.

Snack: ? cookie/crackers 150..maybe i can skip this and just have a small coffee...


Dinner before gym:  egg sandwich 350


after gym: protein cookie 350..or to save calories by 100, i can have a Cliff Bar.


7day avg: 2110...not bad, but to actually lose weight, i'll need lower cals. Overall though, happy with the calories overall for the week bc they are moderate.

for weekend, i'll be once again attempting moderate cals and another attempt (and will actually plan this) to successfully have lower cals - 1800 per day for both Saturday and Sunday is a good plan i'd say. Not too low but lower than i've been...

on weekend i'll be once again getting my bicycle fixed...flat tire and squeaky breaks so lots to fix...no amount of oil has fixed the breaks...getting tire replacements that don't allow nails in the road to pop the tubes.

Also, today after work i'm purchasing a few pairs of dress pants since there's a sale at Express today buy 1, get 1 $19.50.  The clothes run big at Express and i'm a size 2 whereas the 2's i wear now from another store are completely too small...i just need dressy pants that fit...cannot continue to wear these black NY&Co. dress pants size 2 and so tight right now. Sick of wearing Jeans to work only...need some dress pants for NYC.

Lastly, I'm ready to begin jogging 1x per weeknight in addtional to my jog on weekends...i'm ready to bring it up a notch...totally not giving up. Next CO exam will be in 1-1.5 years from now most probably. so this running task, it's not for life but for the next year or so. i can do this.

Bought pants at lunch since express Is a few blocks from work!!! it was a good deal but you don't wanna know the price for 4 pairs. now i have to wear them!

Progress as of today: -1.2 lbs lost so far, only 5.2 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 05/18/2018:
Great buy on the pants......keep the tight ones...you will need them a little later!!!

horn_of_plenty on 05/18/2018:
yes, and i just bought the tight ones like a few months ago! ahhhh. i threw the big ones i had out, lol.

graindart on 05/18/2018:
I don't think I've ever eaten an entire avocado by itself. Just too much fat giving my mouth a "coated" feeling.

horn_of_plenty on 05/18/2018:
yes, i know what you mean :)

horn_of_plenty on 05/18/2018:
it was my first time...i ate it on crackers.

Donkey on 05/18/2018:
I wish I wore a size 2... alas, these tree trunk legs of mine won't go for that.

Horn_of_plenty on 05/18/2018:
i think in other brands, i am a 4.....seems every woman in NYC is a size triple zero or something! they are suddenly all so small! i have no desire to lose weight like that though!

Horn_of_plenty - Thursday May 17, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.2

I need to STICK WITH MY PLAN and stop falling into temptations. my stomach is very bloated this AM...i have to stop eating garbage for dinner. my fingers and body are swollen and bloated and it's not healthy the way i am going along each day. need to go back to smaller portions in the evenings.  I can do this. Weight still up 5lbs.  Really it's bc i am sabbotaging myself. I do know better. All i have to do is follow my plans.

Home kombucha 20 that's all I had left of my last bottle

Breakfast 2 coffees 100, wrap 60, lox 100, avocado 160 garlic and pepper 400. i'm wondering if the garlic smell can be smelled by coworkers?

Snack almonds 200

Lunch from home: egg 80, veggies zucchini spiraliZed with dressing 200, matzah and avocado 300 600.

Snack fruit and almonds 200

kombucha 50 on way home,

Dinner: wrap 120, avocado 160, salami 100 450...marinated eggplant also 50 leftovers i made, and piece of fruit plum. 50

2050 good.

6day avg: 2125, decent but really tight pants. i may buy a few pairs in a bigger size...as i am a small size, and it's starting to be embarassing how tight everything is / feels. we'll see.


I'll do the long walk from the bus today... oand bed early bc last night was late ran into obstacles involving cleaning the hamsters cage bc the water bottle leaked all over and therefore had to change the bedding and clean the cage and then dumped a bit of the soiled bedding on the floor then got it on my clothes...was a mess last night and the hamster was in it's ball on my wood floors and i was hoping nieghbors wouldn't get too annoyed...! i may have to keep the ball more on the carpeted parts of my apt only bc the hamster has so much energy and bangs all the walls.

Progress as of today: -1.2 lbs lost so far, only 5.2 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 05/17/2018:
When you are ready to stick to the plan you will. Putting pressure on yourself to do it will just cause stress, and then rebellion. I truly wish there was a good way to just forget dieting and live in the moment and eat and feel good and have a better picture of ourselves in our minds...we spend so much time putting ourselves down...it's no wonder we feel like failures. Maybe we should be working on self esteem too.

horn_of_plenty on 05/17/2018:
yes, this is what is going on .... thanks BCGG :) lately just feeling off.

bearcountrygg on 05/17/2018:
They must wonder what you do up there...LOL......we had an apartment where the little girls upstairs pushed rolling toys or cars around a lot....when they were in the kitchen area...it was loud. Same kids...unhooked the water hose to their toilet and went back to bed......I got up at 1 A.M. and stepped into 3 inches of water....they had flooded their apartment, ours and the one below us.....that was a HUGE mess!

Horn_of_plenty on 05/17/2018:
omg that is a real nightmare!

Donkey on 05/17/2018:
OK, you've been talking about your calorie averages and such, so I took a look at today's menu, and here's a suggestion: How about cut your avocado intake in half. It looks like you had half in the morning, a whole one for lunch, and then half for dinner?

So just a suggestion based on an observation. Otherwise, even with all of the avocado, it looked like a good day to me :-)

PS That was so cute to read about Hammy Girl in her little plastic ball :-)

horn_of_plenty on 05/18/2018:
yes, it was half avocado :) 300 was for it and the matzah crackers i had it with ;)...usually i have half but was tempted to eat a whole one today or i have to bring it home with me, lol...

this hamster has so much energy, she is nuts!

horn_of_plenty on 05/18/2018:
ty for the good tips! i do appreciate them and realize i just eat too many calories all day...still working on fixing this.

Horn_of_plenty - Wednesday May 16, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.2

2140 5day.

Kombucha 60, coffee 50

wrap 100, lox 100, avocado 100 with garlic/pepper. 300.

snack: almonds 100

lunch: healthy from home leftovers: half avocado 160, egg 80, matzah cracker 120, marinated tomato salad 550.

snack: TBD - fruit 100 -apple and some clementine

snack: almonds 100

Dinner: Dunkin Donuts sandwich 350

After gym: 170 bar, 400 chips and jello yeah poor planning TBD maybe ice cream again. not sure.

Total 2100 ****ty.


gym tonight since yesterday didn't happen bc i was running very late and prefered going to bed early than staying out extra late.

I woke up and still feel like a truck ran over me...perhaps eating better would help a bit...moving forward. Also being allergy season. also this past weekend being a major change from the typical. anyways, moving forward!

Progress as of today: -1.2 lbs lost so far, only 5.2 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 05/16/2018:
That reminds me...I KNOW I have an avocado hiding somewhere in the fridge...I need to find that...they are so expensive right now. I see you had a clementine...I had a cutie...and then there are tangerines....I'm wondering if they are all the same thing...LOL

horn_of_plenty on 05/16/2018:
clementine is a seedless tangerine..many types of tangerines i guess - bc they all have such different tastes as i have been eating them from my coworker (a brand he buys) and myself (a brand i buy) for a couple months now!

bearcountrygg on 05/16/2018:
ok...the cutie didn't have any seeds either....now the question is....are clementines and cuties the same...LOL....maybe a cutie is smaller.

Donkey on 05/16/2018:
Those allergies can make you feel like you've been hit by a Mack truck. This year must be bad, because even I'm sneezing a lot. I usually get sinus infections rather than the typical allergy symptoms. Now that my husband has started a new medicine for his AS, though, I CANNOT get sick.

Tomorrow is one day closer to the weekend!

horn_of_plenty on 05/17/2018:
bc of all the rain, i don't even feel allergies today so i'm skipping even taking anything..

What does AS stand for again?

Horn_of_plenty - Tuesday May 15, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.2

Edit - took too long to get car so gym will happen tomorrow as I didn't want to be ought very late bc I got to gym late and also deal with hunger and bed late - so gym is tomorrow when I'm not also picking up my car after work from the dealership as that is done now - there was also lots of traffic bc of a storm - so tomorrow will be better. And tonight just bed

Home: kombucha settled my stomach, actually, because i woke up bloated but did nothing else other than settle the bloat a bit. 60

Breakfast at work: whole what english muffin 150, avocado 100, lox 100, garlic/pepper, coffee with lots of whole milk 100. 450.

Snack: 100 almonds

Lunch: from home - i have 2 eggs 150 and leftover seasoned israeli salad 50, zucchini noodles (store packaged but made like using a spiralizer...)with Caeser dressing i bought as a change of pace 150? will check cals later. matzah. 150. 500.

Snack 1: plum 50


Before gym:granola bar? 100


Dinner 550

1800, good ...if i stick to this plan.

4day: 2150


My whole body and my mind is tired today.  i feel like a brick. and i feel like i have a cloud over me. ah well, moving forward. i will keep on with working out and reach my goals.  I am tired. I do not like sitting here all day. If i can train well enough to beat the test, i'll become a court officer - though to do that, i have to actually be jogging MUCH BETTER than i do now which i am still working towards...getting better but at the pace of a snail. I'll keep on. I feel like the whole world is pushing me down and that its not possible today. i am angry that it's become so difficult to change. my body actually feels swollen though i don't know what i ate that had salt? 


Late to work by 15min, no excuse, just not leaving early enough for my new 8am time that started last Tuesday..

avocados i am having more this week after a break from them this weekend which i have been craving as i think it helps clear my skin which is broken out due to horrible eating all weekend, but enjoyment yes to eat all the crap (skin is broken out i believe from diet drinks and caffeine). 

Progress as of today: -1.2 lbs lost so far, only 5.2 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 05/15/2018:
Hope the day gets better for you....you are past the halfway mark at least! :>)

horn_of_plenty on 05/15/2018:
yes, past the halfway mark... there's more reasons i think why i feel this way...they happen to be certain thoughts i have right now based on the weekend...will write about it later or in next few days when things get a little slower again :)

horn_of_plenty on 05/15/2018:
basically it's that i wish to work in a different type of role. and that at the outing seminar, i was told it would be great if i helped others in my administrative division be active in the union when i do not like the social part of it at all. i don't like socializing a lot, especially when tired, especially when i'd like to work out...i just don't want to be that one...the one with responsibilities to tie everyone together...i don't want to even be asked or to think about it. and knowing my dad is the opposite from me...it all is just giving me a headache.

horn_of_plenty on 05/15/2018:
and farther and farther from court officer i get.

horn_of_plenty on 05/15/2018:
and the more tired i get, out of shape, etc.

also, the more alone i feel and disconnected from friends.

ah well, i can change it.

bearcountrygg on 05/15/2018:
I'm sure it's not easy to really dislike the line of work you are in yet have to do that every day.

horn_of_plenty on 05/15/2018:
i know i should not complain...it's just all wrong.

horn_of_plenty on 05/15/2018:
meaning, my whole life is like the weirdest experience. lol. all good. moving on.

Donkey on 05/15/2018:
I'm glad you decided to skip the gym, just because when you're having a day like you describe - feeling-wise and running late with other errands (your car) - it's best not to push or rush. Just put this day behind you and to bed.

Here's a question: If you had a choice, would you prefer to do the estimating work or the union work? I'm not sure either one ranks high on your list, but if you had a choice?

Maybe that's what's getting you down today: feeling like your choices are limited... taking too long... or too far away from happening. I'm sorry I don't have something more comforting or inspiring to say at the moment. (((hugs)))

horn_of_plenty on 05/16/2018:
sometimes i wish i didn't have to spend a lot of time doing fitness and not making more friendships, etc., but then i argue to myself that at least i am happy when i am in the gym...

the union doesn't pay very well and part of being in estimating is that i'm also in the union...it's kinda like if i'm estimating, i'm also in the union and that is volunteer stuff...they go together and i do not think i'd want to only work for the union...as i think it pays far lower than i make now...i'd thought and spoken to my dad about it once.

everything you said was fine as usual - good question about union stuff. it's possible to leave my company and only work for the union directly but the pay is low...being involved is good, it can get me places but all my life prior to the 7.5 years here i have always been involved and it sometimes got me somewhere and sometimes nowhere....and i just don't want to give my extra time to the union to volunteer etc bc i'm not social...or at least i do not know everyone well enough.

i wish to drift off and find myself a man who likes me for me and just be happy like that !

Horn_of_plenty - Monday May 14, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.2

8am breakfast at home: oatmeal and flax mix 200, almond milk 30, cocoa powder 30, chia seeds 30, stevia , protein powder 120, truffle oil 50. Kombucha 100. Total 600.  

snack: almonds and a plum 250

11:30 early lunch: lox 100 on a wrap 60 with avocado/garlic/pepper 160; 320...chips 230. total 550. and a leftover carrot / mashed cauliflower thing...oops, forgot this...

1450, sorta high...bc i ate what i wanted.

snacks later: granola bar / coffee 150-, pineapple 50.

Dinner: light ice cream...yes. 400 tops.and whipped cream 150.

2050. 2200

trying to get some jogging in today, ate a lot this AM but satisfied.

3day avg: 2266 - too high, of course! but last week was finally good... too high all due to one day :( on this weekend (Saturday). not happy about that. i was hungry and just eating what was there and being moderate on Saturday, but just ate too much at each meal...not on purpose though.  It's quite annoying that Saturday's calories are so high but i had a really low cal day the day before and that usually happens when people restrict a lot, higher cals follow....

it's just annoying bc Saturday has made the rest of the week harder - and compromises my loss of weight just the week before! it's like you are successful and then i derail my success...like deleted the success i worked so hard for! grrrrr.


To do: laundry = done

, jogging = done

, quick supermarket trip =  done

, drop car odd to be serviced this afternoon for tomorrow, = done

take public transport home and involves a bit of walking too, = done

dentist and get allergy medicine from my dad bc my mom was nice enough to buy me some on sale = done

clean hamster cage - saved for the weekend.

....glad to have today off.

Maybe watch a movie at home tonight from library. - maybe watch another night.

not sure all activities will get done...bc taking some time out to just relax.

Progress as of today: -1.2 lbs lost so far, only 5.2 lbs to go!

happy-1 on 05/14/2018:
Yay! Oatmeal for breakfast! Did you add water the night before or setup today?

Horn_of_plenty on 05/14/2018:
setup today but i do prefer it when it's overnight prepared! i just hadn't thought of it last night :)

bearcountrygg on 05/14/2018:
This week will go by fast>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Horn_of_plenty on 05/14/2018:
i think so :) needed today to get back into the swing of things although my mom told me i should have worked though i know better and i'm glad i planned this vaca day.

Donkey on 05/14/2018:
I hope you had an enjoyable day off. Did you get your jog in?

Horn_of_plenty on 05/14/2018:
yes, i did jog but a short one of walk/jog maybe even less than 1.5 miles bc i also road my bike there and knew i'd be walking at other points in the day...got a flat tire on my bike so will need to take it to be serviced again this weekend!

i'm so glad i got the jog in...it's been very difficult doing it and planning it....but i'm getting a little better :) i also realized during the jog that i need to play less...and practice more...that weekends like this previous one need to be once in awhile, not all the time :)

happy-1 on 05/14/2018:
Get this kind of lever for changing your bike tires. on and off in a flash. https://www.racycles.com/equipment/accessories/tools/crank-brothers-speedier-tire-levers-1807?sku=10017365&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI5837lM-G2wIVh-NkCh0_mQEpEAQYEyABEgJ0vPD_BwE

Horn_of_plenty - Sunday May 13, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.2

Breakfast 450

Snacks coffee and other light drink 100, bar 150...mostly sugar

2 more bars 250


Fries 600, burgers from 450 White Castle drink low calorie

2050 excellent


Progress as of today: -1.2 lbs lost so far, only 5.2 lbs to go!

happy-1 on 05/13/2018:
Clearly you need more coffee!

Horn_of_plenty on 05/13/2018:
i actually had a good amount...breakfast had real coffee and i had decaf coffee too...now i need water bc i had too many diet and caffeine drinks, my face broke out! my fault!

bearcountrygg on 05/13/2018:
Getting home today?

Horn_of_plenty on 05/13/2018:
yes, got home around 8:30pm and very happy to be back home, although overall the seminars were great and my time today with my friend and her family were good too....i just really love my alone time.

Donkey on 05/13/2018:
It's nice how you can incorporate "junk food" into your day and still stay on track. I'm not sure why or how or what, but I do find that reassuring.

Horn_of_plenty on 05/13/2018:
because it was a busy day and we were kept occupied...and away from all food for lots of periods of the day....this tends to occur once in awhile for me when away from my usual life... :)

Happy Mother's Day to you...i'll be catching up soon with everyone!

Like you, i'm not good with lots of socialization all day or large loud families / crowds, so some of this weekend was quite uncomfortable for me - but - i'm glad i went and checked it out and really am not sure if i'll go again....but at least i did it once.

Horn_of_plenty on 05/13/2018:
it's an annual thing where there's a treat at a very acamodating place to stay and classes we partake in as well as socialization..personally, i can't take so much socialization bc i like to be alone more than most people.

Horn_of_plenty - Saturday May 12, 2018
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.2

850 before lunch

1500 after lunch

Glass of wine 150


Dinner: small amount pasta 100, salad with some dressing 50, small amount beef and mushrooms 200?, big roll with butter 200, squash and carrot dish larger amount 150, baked fish with breadcrumbs 200 tops... total 900. I guess today makes up for yesterday !? Fixing this soon. Food was healthy but I chose some extras for breakfast and generally just ate well. Food was extremely healthy but at dinner we were served and not a buffet so I sort of had to work with what I was given and a large appetite - if it were buffet i would have filled up on more of the carrot salad and squash.

2550. Eh. At least I new week.

This weekend has been a bit too socially out of my element and I'm so happy to be off work Monday to do laundry and drop off car and dentist etc and not deal with work also.

However I wanted to attend a class and I am so glad that I did because. It was a good challenge. I came bc I wanted to see this union getaway facility which is an unreal excellent and wonderful investment property for the education of our members and that is what I wanted most.

I socialized as best I could and just glad to be in bed....glad I brought a friend and her boys. It's been weird as heck though with that not for any bad reason just weird and I did get to meet her fiancé who is a really nice guy ! So that was good..

Food was actually way above par wit healthy options ....

And tomorrow is another whole adventure ....

I unfortunately will not see my mom on Mother's Day as I will still be with my friend and her boys for the majority of the day. Gym is a maybe in the late afternoon / evening.

Progress as of today: -1.2 lbs lost so far, only 5.2 lbs to go!

Maria7 on 05/12/2018:
Hope you are having a good day. :-)

horn_of_plenty on 05/14/2018:
Thank you Maria :-)

Donkey on 05/12/2018:
I hope the change of scenery is doing you well. :-)

horn_of_plenty on 05/14/2018:
It was - I am so thankful to have the opportunity to attend the classes and stay in a room with free food and a beautiful view all weekend all just for a $25 tip and also a learning experience - that's why I went.

The amount of socialization and being amongst people I don't know well was a big challenge as I prefer quiet time alone time and don't need tons of socializing ....the woman I went with planned to take her kids zip lining after the classes on our way home and it was amazing and also wine tasting was our own little adventure :)

horn_of_plenty on 05/14/2018:
It was a learning seminar on Saturday from 8-3 and then the rest of the day was free time to really socialize with the other members or do our own thing - woman I was with went to pick up her fiancée at the ferry from Connecticut which was 30 min from where we were so we didn't hang with the group in the feee time before dinner. We also went wine tasting during the free time. Sunday we were supposed to attend a closing remarks session at 9:30 so I did but she slept in - the right thing to do is to be there though bc everyone introduced themselves again to the manager of our entire organization... and her 13 year old son (my friends son) was commended for his wonderful participation with all the adults (all other kids idea didn't attend the courses!). And at the breakfast her son was recognized but she and he weren't there :( to hear it or introduce themselves.sunday she planned ziploning and I'm glad she did. It was a great experience bc the ziplining required strength and physical ability to get to each zip line!

bearcountrygg on 05/13/2018:
Nice little vacy on the work dime???? That's always nice!

horn_of_plenty on 05/14/2018:
Yes can't say enough good things about what our electrical union does for its members ....it was a class on extremism and required tons of participation from all. I just am not very social and also get intimidated by authority figures so for me the weekend was a challenge but glad I checked it out :) and had a friend there with me.

graindart on 05/13/2018:
I don't enjoy being social with people I'll probably never see again (or rarely). It may be a flaw of mine, but I see being nice and "chatty" with random people to be a waste of my time. I'm not rude in those situations and try to play nice with everyone, but in the back of my mind I'm just counting the minutes until I can get out of there.

On the other hand, I cherish time with friends / family / and those I care about (in limited amounts of time).

horn_of_plenty on 05/14/2018:
In general I like my alone time to recharge...

The classes I took were with members of my union and I do see some of them time to time - some as often as once a month others a hair more - some are important administrators and I tend to feel intimidated by them ....so I am never relaxed when I attend these types of events also bc I am not close with many of them but also don't desire all the chit chat ....also I don't want to be very involved in weekends and like I said I like alone time.... my dad is very active in the union and they all know him but I am not as much like my father as would be helpful in the union. I have a lot to be thankful for....taking part in the type of program I did this weekend was a challenge and I'm glad I chose to take a day off Friday to jog and take car of my needs as well as taking today off for a few activities (Monday today). I crave personal time more than most and when I feel too rushed I get very anxious. Glad I don't have to be around a thousand people at work today and that I can do my laundry, jog, get my car repaired which will be a big adventure in itself getting home .... anyways ..

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