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Horn_of_plenty - Tuesday Dec 08, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 119.0

1660. perfect hardcore workout...

My December goals are happening :)

1875 4-day average

I'm really set on reaching my goals by April which include weighing 115 and being even more toned.

After my sister gets married on 4/2, I'm taking a day and celebrating with cake, pizza, and fries. OR, at least one really heavy meal :-D

Progress as of today: 7 lbs lost so far, only 4 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 12/08/2015:
Good job on getting closer to goals. :)


puddles on 12/08/2015:
Have a great evening.


OhioRaven on 12/09/2015:
You sound determined to me. Have a Good day, Horn.



Horn_of_plenty - Monday Dec 07, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 119.0

I did plan for low cal Monday especially, but sometimes you need to follow what your body wants....

3-day average calories:  1950/day (little high for weightloss, good for maintenance).

My goal this month, more than anything, is to maintain 119-120 (i'd like to lose weight, but i'm also set on maintaining & moving forward with exercise).

The BIGGER GOAL: not to miss workouts (3x per week).

Just a bit tired. planning on falling asleep early...even though I asked my "PT guy" to call me. YES...we are still texting...yes, despite knowing better..haha.

Dinner was bigger than planned, kinda being gentle to myself right now. crackers: 300. veggies & tofu 250. Total here: 550. and smoked salmon jerky. 120.

around 2150.

took some bites of my breakfast for tomorrow - blended in my blender and then cooked like an omelette - cup of egg whites, half an avocado, stevia, and cinnamon / nutmeg. I actually ate a little of it, then split it in half to use for 2 breakfasts (probably Tuesday / Wednesday) and then i'll add a lot of cooked cranberries on top in morning. Now I have lots of cranberries. You'll probably see them on my menu quite frequently...I will also start using canned pumpkin again soon.

Progress as of today: 7 lbs lost so far, only 4 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 12/08/2015:
Where the help are you getting all these Cranberries?



Horn_of_plenty - Sunday Dec 06, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 119.0

This week's calorie plan: low calories obviously, but especially trying for low cal on Monday, Tues, Wed, Thurs.

Friday I have a party at a bar to attend after work, I'll not be worrying too much about calories on Friday other than to keep them moderate and not binge! :-D

7:30 Lighter low volume breakfast: kombucha and bar 240

9:30am snack kelp chips ! 100, some cooked veggies 80?, yogurt 120 540...and leftover drink with coconut milk and tumeric 40. 580. Gym later this afternoon..also my laundry and maybe some cooking.

12pm: grilled veggies 100, other veggies in sauce with some nuts 200?, Greek yogurt with cooked cranberries and fiber one 300. 600.

Before gym: some of an energy drink & natural fruit & nut bar 150

5:30 early dinner: jerk chicken 300, sautéed spinach 100, Israeli salad 50...Quest S'mores bar for dessert 200. 650, good.

Total Calories around 2,000 today. Good.

Exercise was full weights routine, back, abs. And around a 15 min walk.

It's 5:45pm, just finished dinner...debating doing it tomorrow night & being lazy tonight.

did my laundry thankfully. got it done a lil before 7:30pm or 8pm.  Always best to get it done before the week starts :-)

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Was gonna go home for dinner with parents but instead I am staying in queens and having a restful afternoon and evening. I am simply not in a mood to run around today. It's a busy week ahead including a birthday party at 6pm on Friday night coming up after work. So, till then, I have enough to do and need some downtime today.

Progress as of today: 7 lbs lost so far, only 4 lbs to go!

puddles on 12/06/2015:
Have a great day.


grannyannie on 12/07/2015:
Good plans! Have a great week.


OhioRaven on 12/07/2015:
I still couldn't find Cranberries at my usual grocery yesterday.



Horn_of_plenty - Saturday Dec 05, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 119.0

I need to talk about last night. I was emotionally and physically exhausted. Went to bed around 8:30pm Friday night and then woke to use bathroom a couple times during the night. But other than that, I slept till around 7am this morning and I still feel exhausted. It could be the big meal and binging that did me in last night? Not sure. I have a feeling this month is gonna feel a lot like this but I will try to see what I can do to stop these horrible feelings I have been having. Just too exhausted on Friday at work yesterday...

8:30am Breakfast: bar 190, kombucha, 60...250

Morning Snack: coffee 50

Light snack at 1pm: natural nut and dried fruit bar 150

total morning cals: 450 I think? I feel I might be forgetting something, but prob not...

2:30 light meal: sautéed spinach, 2 big cups worth: 300?

3:30 snack: greek yogurt 150 with cooked cranberries 50, stevia, and fiber one 60: 250 or so

6:00 big dinner: Ben's Jewish Deli with best friend: 3 pickles 30, Israeli salad 50?, soup 150, lots of hot pastrami 300? on one piece bread around 100...I think this is it...around 650, decent!

total today: around 1650-1700 - EXCELLENT.

Progress as of today: 7 lbs lost so far, only 4 lbs to go!

biscottibody59 on 12/05/2015:
Too much caffeine? It might be that you need to keep the caffeine to what you drink before noon and then see how you do. I'm sensitive to the little caffeine in chocolate, but it's fairly minor if I don't overeat it.

Hard to let go of caffeine--took me forever to get to the place I'm at with it, but it kept being the stumbling block I just knew was tripping me up. Still was hard!

Wishing you some R&R this weekend!


thinkpositive on 12/06/2015:
I hope you can get some good rest and relaxation. What usually helps you when you feel this way?



Horn_of_plenty - Friday Dec 04, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 119.0

1050 & then some chips in afternoon at work. so, 1200 before dinner.

Balanced dinner (with extra fat because I think I've been slacking) 1/2 avocado 160, shirataki noodles 0, tofu 50, tons of veggies in basil sauce 250, big orange 100. 560...but I am wanting something more tonight & may have it....ah, I forgot to add the rice, just a little bit. 100. 660

No Exercise.

and a strawberry blow pop 60 . and chocolate peanut quest bar for dessert 170 - 230

and a natural fruit / nut bar 240 Larabar Chocolate Coconut Chew

2350 or so.

1822 7-day calorie average. Not too bad, pretty good overall. T

oday was a nice day off from the lower calories. I enjoyed the splurge tonight.

Progress as of today: 7 lbs lost so far, only 4 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 12/04/2015:
Shiritaki, Heck Yeah !


grannyannie on 12/05/2015:
Good menu!



Horn_of_plenty - Thursday Dec 03, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 119.0

My weight is back around 119-120 in the morning.

6-day calorie average: 1735 per day.

Calories before leaving work today: 1050. pretty healthy. 2 cups regular coffee in morning & one cup decaf. tired week. but a fast week.

.

I will have a grapefruit (100) and a fiber one oats & chocolate bar (160) and caffeine drink (0) before gym. total cal: around 260.

my boss has been gone since 3:30 today so i'm def off at 4:30pm

after gym: grapes and a Cookies&Cream Quest bar. up to 250 at most.

total cal today: around 1550.

major success.

I must admit I have been having energy drinks (usually not a full one, sugar free type) before the gym when I go during the week. But I also must say, my workouts have been INCREDIBLE. I can last longer & go harder. Much longer & harder. So it makes me want to continue with this type of routine.

Progress as of today: 7 lbs lost so far, only 4 lbs to go!

puddles on 12/04/2015:
When something feels good it is probably because you are on the right track keep it up.



Horn_of_plenty - Wednesday Dec 02, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 119.0

5-day average cals per day: 1770, good. First week of December has been fully successful.

6:30am Early drink: kombucha 70, later decaf coffee 50

8:30am Breakfast: banana and a bar 350

11am Snack: 1/2 a huge bar from boss, higher sugar (gave me a ton of energy, for real....) 200

approx. 700 cal before lunch.

2:45pm!!! Late semi healthy lunch - 50 veggies, chips 200, veggie burger 100

1050 before dinner.

5:45pm dinner: huge salad with vinegar / olive oil 300???, turkey meatloaf 300?, more slaw 100, pita chips 120

1850

5-day total: (was gonna be lower, but I gave into a more substantial dinner) - 1770/day. good.

Progress as of today: 7 lbs lost so far, only 4 lbs to go!


Horn_of_plenty - Tuesday Dec 01, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 119.0

4-day calorie average - 1750. I can have weight loss if I stick to these types of averages.

Tuesday was better than Monday & gym included today.

Success all around.

Sorta too many bars, but you can bet I also had healthy food - lunch was good. small bag popcorn, rest of the leftover turkey, cooked kale and also cooked collard greens.

gym was amazing. I had caffeine around 4:30 and when I got to the gym at 5:30 until I left at 7pm, I was able to have a really strong workout.

I even used the 30lb weights for one set. I have NEVER tried using 30lb weights for anything except when I used to use one lifting in back of my head with both arms holding a single 30lb. This was chest flys - 30lbs in each hand. AMAZING - sometimes progress can take what feels forever - but if you stick to it and attempt to push yourself every so often, you will make progress. It comes. Don't ever get discouraged. The power to change is in EVERYONE. You just need to stick with it. And i'm sticking with it till her wedding - after her wedding, I might take some time off the gym completely, on purpose.  Additionally, after her wedding, I'm thinking to have a friend of mine from Toronto come visit :-) Nice change of pace. I will use my new vaca from work.

Anyways, 1250 cal including a 400 cal snack before gym - a cookie, grapes, and a protein bar. yup. with a small (less than a cup) of coffee.

Total cals today are 1550. perfect.

Progress as of today: 7 lbs lost so far, only 4 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 12/02/2015:
Morning, Horny. I've seen your picture on here before. you look like a very strong lady.


thinkpositive on 12/02/2015:
Wow, 30 lb weights!! You are strong!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/04/2015:
yes, for now I only use them for 1 set and then go back to the 25's for the other 2 sets. getting there....!!!



Horn_of_plenty - Monday Nov 30, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 119.0

3 day average- 1820/day....progress!

2-day weekend calorie average = 1900/day - excellent!

Early morning drink: kombucha 70

Dinner: salmon jerky 130, tons of veggies not too much sauce 450? Around 600 total.

1650 today - great. Exercise - around 1 mile walking. 10 min lunch, 10 min evening.

Will rest my ankle today though. Left ankle still not great. Right leg is doing fine though! No problems with my right limb in a long time & very thankful for that. Just need to strengthen my left side.

Progress as of today: 7 lbs lost so far, only 4 lbs to go!

Thinkpositive on 11/30/2015:
Have a good day!


OhioRaven on 11/30/2015:
Excellent !


puddles on 12/01/2015:
Good news have a great day.



Horn_of_plenty - Sunday Nov 29, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 119.0

Happy Sunday.

Overall, it's been a nice weekend. I just wish my left ankle would stop bothering me. I'm trying to just continue to stretch & forget about the pain. Can't hound on it, you know?

9am-10am Breakfast / snacking: kombucha 30 & turmeric drink with added almond milk 120

11am snack: warmed S'mores Quest Bar 180

12:15 healthy lunch: small bit of avocado, olive oil also on toast 200, turkey 100, roasted brussel sprouts 100: 400 :) SATISFYING. I think I've not been eating enough fats lately. gonna get more of them in me this week.

Big dinner: 8oz burger on big bun 800?, some fries 150?, collard greens 2 portions 200? 1150. 1850-1950 good.

 Anyways, it's been a good weekend. No crazy high calorie-counts and relaxation. Some $$ spending but I got some great food / clothing / candles and lots of deals obviously. All is good. Got two free pairs of underwear from Victoria's secret and $10 dollars off a bra. Then, I got 2 Yankee candles for $15...but then there was a better sale at Bath & Body Works - but I chose not to go. They had the 3-wick candles for only $12 instead of the regular $22 and I had a coupon for $10 off a $30 purchase! I was planning to get 3 3-wick candles, but ran out of time. It would have only cost me $26 for all 3 3-wicks instead of the regular $66! Great deal, but I chose to wait until another sale. I spent enough money. Lastly, I went to Old Navy...and got a few tops. All inexpensive, around $10 each. And they are nice ones, too.

And today...I'm off to see an Off-Broadway matinee with a couple friends. I'll be meeting them right there, in front of the theater at 2:30pm.

Doing some laundry now. Was gonna cook some veggies, but I doubt it...maybe tomorrow night. I'd rather read right now.

 

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Weight head-talking....

I stepped on the scale this AM. I weigh around 122. I will be back around 118-119 by New Years I think. Even a couple days of eating less & less bloat may get me there.

I have what I guess you can call a final month of the year resolution. My goal is to make the month of December my BEST month of the year. My goal is to stick to this goal...for the whole month. NOT to get derailed. If I have to skip the gym bc of being tired, I will. But really, my goal is to get all my workouts in (3x a week) and try to fit in a few leg sessions or just do my stretches at home.

My sister's wedding is looming...can't wait till I don't need to think about it. At times like this, I wish I were more of a party person. I really don't want to go dress shopping lol. Doing that in January. But of course i'm happy for her! Actually...I guess I keep forgetting how many months till her wedding - A LOT! It's 4/2/16. So, 4 months away. I want to be 115lbs then.

It will be the first time for me, weighing 115 lbs, since around September of 2009. I was 24/25 years old. And leading up to then, I was under 115 from age 20/21 thru turning 25. So like 5 years I was around 112lbs. However, I will admit that maintaining wasn't easy - and I was much more active than I am now. I also didn't eat as much as I do now. In order to reach 115, I will have to lower my calories a bit.  I know I will NOT be able to keep it up for 4 months straight, till the wedding. But in December, I'd like to make a big dent in my goal. Then I can readjust as needed in January / February.

Progress as of today: 7 lbs lost so far, only 4 lbs to go!

puddles on 11/29/2015:
All sounds good and you will make it back to your weight. Have a great day.


OhioRaven on 11/29/2015:
Man, you live an exciting life. I can feel the energy coming through your keyboard.


biscottibody59 on 11/29/2015:
Sounds like a fun weekend!



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