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Horn_of_plenty - Tuesday Mar 08, 2016
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 116.0

Turbulent Tuesday!...In a good way, like I’m weathering the most torrential storm. 

Proud of myself, very proud, this month.
6:30am: kombucha – 2 bottles (4 cups) 120
9am Breakfast: small banana 120, bar 230, coffee 50: 400.
950 before leaving work and around 550 through the night.
total today = 1600. Proud of this total as well as being overall very proud of myself. I see now that we are truly capable of our dreams. Making one thing happen at a time.
Gym Tonight :) Yay!
1765 4-day average.


Progress as of today: 10 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 03/08/2016:
I'm proud of you too, Coach !

Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/08/2016:
Thank you very much OR :) !

Horn_of_plenty - Monday Mar 07, 2016
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 116.0

1820 3-day avg. good.
Monday Calories:
270 In morning before office snack at 11.
Office snack: Quest Bar apple pie flavor 180
450 up to lunch
Lunch: extra fat entire avocado but a small one 300 at most, 2 leftover scallops 50, tons of cabbage mostly 50. Total: around 400. And some sauce 50. 450 most.
Total before leaving work: 900.
On way to dentist: seltzer and fruit 50
Dinner: will be good!...I bought cooked veggies from a Japanese restaurant after my dentist appt. The food was DISGUSTING. I had to throw it out! I did it some though - around 50 cal? So, instead, I had a whole chicken breast roasted with skin 400 and chips 200 and seltzer with stevia. so, around 650 for dinner. good...could have been lower cals, but better I get some protein and straight carbs in me. Now I feel very satisfied.
1550-1600  today = good!!
Magnificent Monday !
I am feeling great & nothing is going to stop me. I got some sleep – seems to be enough for today. Sleeping pills are helping me GREATLY right now. They are keeping me on an even keel & helping me get thru my intense workouts and long work days. I am happy with everything.
I had a nice weekend. I indulged more on food. I enjoyed myself with friends and even my mom as well when we went for the dress fitting. Everything is moving along. I have been ultra successful.
The smaller dress had to be taken in a little! I want it to be EXTREMELY fitted to show off my body because my dress for my sister’s bridal shower wasn’t like that. I work out for the benefit of being able to wear a very fitted dress. I am challenging myself so I can feel awesome in a very fitted dress. I am young, single & able. Alternations will cost the entire price of the dress. I’m paying for the alterations so that I can alter it any way I choose! My mom paid for the dress - $280. Alterations so far are $220 but I know there’s a chance it will be altered again come 3/20/16 when I try it on again (but hopefully not?). I am going to be intent and focused now on continuing to watch my calories and do the right thing so I can be so proud of myself for the efforts I put in for looking fabulous at this wedding!
It was just the Arnold Bodybuilding championships in Ohio this Saturday night. I saw photos online of what it takes to be a winner. This has helped fuel me for what I am doing for the wedding. Those women were so dedicated with their diet and fitness regimens. And I am using similar tactics within reason of what I feel I can do. I feel good. I feel challenged. I feel capable!

Progress as of today: 10 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!

Horn_of_plenty - Sunday Mar 06, 2016
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 116.0

1925-2 day average. good.

Sunny Sunday!

650 before leaving my apt. early this afternoon around 1pm.

150 yogurt snack at my mom's house (unexpected trip back to my mom's house because she forgot my shoes so now I will hold onto them. I needed to have the right shoes for the dress fitting....so we went back home and arrived back a whole hour later. so it was lengthy compared to what it should have been - but no problem as I was already prepared for the work week ahead of time with food shopping & laundry totally done!

After we did the dress fitting, it was around 3:30 and I split from my mom because I needed to pay to join a new gym because there's a deal going on it for it now. But, I realized I forgot my glasses somewhere (only for driving do I use them because I want to, not a necessity, but really it's THE LOWEST prescription and I do not NEED them but I got them to get used to for the police academy when I WILL DEFINITELY NEED THEM to read the board in class!).

So I went back to the store to see if I left them there, because I wasn't sure. I also checked my mom's car in the lot. They weren't on my seat when I looked in the window. So I decided they are at my parent's house which they are. I decided it doesn't matter if I have them & i'll just use my non prescription sunglasses for driving right now until maybe even after the wedding when I go home to pick them up! LOL. we'll see! no biggie.

Then I drove to join the new gym back in Queens. :) It's a little farther from me (around 3 miles I think and needing to drive on highways - instead of the one I go to now which is 1.5 miles and extremely local to get to). It'll be nice to be driving farther because i'll have a chance to get to know the other neighborhood better! I don't mind it! My current gym takes under 10 minutes to drive to. The new gym will take around 20 I think to drive to.

After that, I was close to a shopping center. And I had coupons for Victoria's Secret. I got two pairs of underwear for a total of $2.50. I saved $20. Next, I went to Bath & Body Works to treat myself. It was in the same shopping center. A strip mall, so easy parking & easy walking around.  I had a coupon for 20% off any purchase and the big candles were $12.50 to start. with the 20%, I paid only $10.89 for a nice three-wick candle and saved another $11. So, big savings & nice treats since I was already in the same town joining the gym!

After that, I drank some energy drink 30 as I was pooped along with 2 plums 100 (I ate the plums actually earlier but listing them here), a small banana 120 and a small granola bar 100. My dad called my phone so I chatted with him in my car while I was parked and relaxing for a few minutes before heading into my regular gym to workout. Total here:  350.

My workout was good :) I felt a little tired though and weaker with a few things. But stronger with other exercises. Was a nice workout.

I left the gym when it closed at 8pm and was home around 8:20. Promptly took a sleeping pill & also had a evening meal that I was craving lol. Busy, productive weekend overall.

Dinner / Evening Meal after gym: aminos 30 followed by a protein pancake that i cooked made of: egg whites 120, protein powder 120, Oatmeal 80, stevia drops to sweeten, and topped with sf jelly 50 and a chocolate/peanut butter spread 150. total here: 550. feels good to refuel and fill up. I was hungry & didn't eat much today after breakfast. so, good deal & nice volume!

1700, good!





Progress as of today: 10 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 03/07/2016:
Wow, a busy weekend. Enjoy your $20 off.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/07/2016:
I loved it!!! ;)....thanks for your support on here! and for the fun comments!!! have a sunny, happy day OR.

Horn_of_plenty - Saturday Mar 05, 2016
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 116.0

Food & Drink:

Kombucha at 10:30am: 70 and seltzer with stevia.

11:45pm: chips, almost 2 servings. fresh just opened bag of veggie chips yum :) little more carbs this AM. Feel good carbs. 220.

12:30 saag, lots of it. at least 450. beef jerky. 150...more of it later maybe.

and a drink 50...

around 1200 total while out.

total for Saturday (and worth it!) 2150.


Hi. It's a quarter after 10am Saturday morning. I slept well. Around 11 hours.

I woke around 4:30am and knew I had one option - take a sleeping pill and get back to bed. So I did. In all, I woke around 2x last night and slept around 11hrs. Perfect. I needed the extra sleep because Thursday night I didn't sleep well (no sleeping pill and was very revved up from the gym workout). Sleeping pills are what are going to help my body recover from my workouts and not get totally run down after the wedding. I have to take them right now - or i'll be very exhausted and risk injuring myself through the workouts.

Today, my friend called me just as I was getting up & missed the call. I'm not calling her back right away. Today is for relaxing during the day. Later in the afternoon, I'll be going to meet my friends for dinner in the city. It's very downtown - around 1.5hrs away from me. Should be nice - probably will just do laundry and reading and then get ready for later. I'll be leaving my place around 3pm.  I want to dress up a little bit.

We are eating dinner at a restaurant with a bar. It's a cool place with several locations in the city. Called Stout. I've never been to this location so looking forward to it & probably taking some photos too with my friends that I haven't seen in around 3 months!

For now, it's still only 10:24am...gonna have something to drink - some kombucha & some seltzer. and relax a bit. I'll do laundry if I feel like it & if not I'll do it tomorrow. But, probably today. Tomorrow just my bed sheets.

I actually already did pretty much all of my food shopping for the week last night (Friday night!) so i'm prepared already for the week ahead besides the laundry. feels good.

Tomorrow (Sunday) is going to be busier than expected bc my mom texted me Friday while I was still at work at the end of the day saying my dress came in earlier than expected. So I had to call to change our apt for the fitting from this coming Friday to this Sunday (tomorrow) because my mom insists ASAP and she is right. So, tomorrow i'll be trying on the dress again on Long Island. This is why I did most of my food shopping Friday night. I don't want to be running around without a head fully on the weekend so I did it yesterday. That's why i'm trying to relax today and not calling my friend back right away...I need to relax.


Progress as of today: 10 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!

Donkey on 03/05/2016:
FYI - I posted on your Thursday entry. I was too busy to do so before today!

Yes, relax. It will pay off in the long run.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/05/2016:
TY Donkey / J-Lady!

grannyannie on 03/05/2016:
That's a good long sleep! Have a nice relaxing day.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/05/2016:
It was soooo nice to sleep in! :)

hollybelle on 03/06/2016:
Hope your day was relaxing.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/06/2016:
It was wonderful! A much needed time out with my good friends!

puddles on 03/06/2016:
Hope you had a good day J.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/06/2016:
I did, thank you Puddy!

Horn_of_plenty - Friday Mar 04, 2016
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 116.0

 Good Morning & Happy Fit Friday Everyone on DD.

I want to say first that I’m feeling much better than I was yesterday morning. I am continuing to be proud of myself in achieving all of my desires thru April 2nd. I am so proud of myself for also standing up to my mom last night on the phone & letting her know that I’m not free on Tuesday or Thursday next week (my gym days) to go for a dress fitting and that since the lady is off Wednesday & Monday I have a dental appt, we are doing it Friday after work.
I feel good that I am putting myself first on Tuesday & Thursday next week – that I’m not letting a workout slide just to get a dress fitting when it can be done the following Friday. Even though my mom is helping me – I am still me & an adult & my opinions and needs are also part of the equation. And this time, I feel good – in standing up for the freedom that I should be allowed. We are all busy & in our free time – well – we have to choose how to spend it. And you all know my goal was to miss no workouts – and the only way to do this is to stick with my schedule right now. She didn’t want to wait all the way to the weekend to get the dress fitting done, so, essentially, the fitting is being done the last day (Friday) before the weekend LOL next weekend. Hey, we did the best we could. It would have been done earlier (Wednesday) if the lady worked that day. Or Monday – but I already have a dental appt booked months ago – cannot be changed.
Despite being busy, we are getting everything done – me, my mom, etc. The wedding will work out. Last week or maybe only a few days (still undecided and undetermined) before the wedding, I’m probably changing my diet slightly to lean down water-wise. Bloating gone. I will research this later & not thinking about it yet.
Snack #1: 100
Breakfast: banana 120 and bar 180, coffee 50, also fish oil 30 cal (pills)
Snack #2: Yogurt coffee flavor 120
Lunch: bag of lettuce with snow pea leaves (chinese & sautéed) and a sorta nasty eggplant soy burger but not the worst! Probably better not microwaved! Around 500 most. Definitely THROWING OUT the last of these burgers! GROSS.
around 3pm ended up feeling very very tired and just horrible. beat....not sure why the sudden change in me after lunch. either way. I had some diet dr pepper which made it worse. boss bought pretzels and I ate the whole 200 cal bag in one shot. did feel better after. the carbs lifted me up. 200.
Snack: strawberries 50, seltzer
big dinner but good: lots of cabbage around 100 at most I guess, popcorn 100 and two big spoons of an Indian prepared rice - wow! so soft and chewy. never in my life....so good! so fresh! 50, some of a miso soup with extra seaweed and tofu around 150, around 3/4 cup of saag spinach 150, def over a cup of okra Indian style 250. total: 800 at most i'm sure.
total today: higher, but fine...so fine. I mentally needed this. I was getting really off my rocker. yup...
2150 total.
7-day weekly average is still very good: 1590/day.  this is really an excellent total. I'm doing really well. I just need to keep going this way for March.
would have been closer to 1500/day...but...maybe it's better this way. I don't know. needed the carbs today and needed the bigger dinner. I feel good now.

Progress as of today: 10 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!

puddles on 03/04/2016:
It is really getting close to the wedding one more week right J. Have a great weekend.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/04/2016:
One more month ! Thanks....turns out the dress came early...my mom texted me around 4pm! So we ARE GOING THIS SUNDAY! lol...everything always in the air with this.

Awesome50 on 03/04/2016:
Putting yourself first is empowering. Good for you! Enjoy the weekend!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/04/2016:
It felt good to say NO.

cybermom4 on 03/05/2016:
wow - lots of stress but you are handling it very very well. I think sometimes family can be our worst enemy if we are not careful. I understand the feelings that go along with saying 'no'. And you know what - those feelings will pass. Always err on the side of being honest and true and even if others misinterpret your 'no' it is okay. You have to answer for you and what works for you. One thing about mom's is they survive!! They always love you. They may push to get things done their way, but in the end they are just happy to get things 'done'!! This could be a new beginning for the two of you. As she gets older, you will be saying 'no' a lot more. or 'YES' like 'Yes, we are going to the store today b/c I am available today , so get your shoes. LOL

I broke away from my mom very early. I was about 22 and she had left my dad (for good reason) but then she went on a binge...she dated everyone and everything. She got married again. Left him and was living with a man I never met - she was in another state abut 12 hours away. She had basically gone off grid from when I was 16 and left me at my grandmother's (RIP Nonna). Anyway - she called and told me to move to her state. I had a job and friends and there was no way I was going to live with her live in and his kids. I was very polite and said, mom - I really have no plans to move and I am happy you have found happiness. She began to scream at me - who do you think you are? How dare you talk to your mother that way? You are so disrespectful! I just shut my eyes and prayed (stay calm) I said Mom, are you happy with (man)? Yes. does his family like your company? yes - well I am happy where I am too so let's just keep in touch. She seethed.........you don't respect me - who are you? and she began to cry into the phone. I begged her to not hang up and tried to calm her down. Finally she did and I said something like You have a good life but I am not moving, is that okay? Do you understand? She hung up. Then about 5 months later she died while recovering from an infection from surgery. My grandmother called me and told me and I asked if I could go with her to the funeral and she said it would be best if I wait and they will have a service when they return home. I felt terrible - I didn't feel terrible b/c of my decision at all, but I felt terrible that she left this world thinking I was a terrible daughter. I vowed then and there, I'd never let my girls (to the best of my sane ability)ever think that I didn't value them. Oh my girls will joke that I have favorites and that I'm not fair - but I can do things with each of them separately and together and Love every minute!! Do they drive me crazy?? yes!! But my love for who they are is amazing. There are moments in time when I think "my mom would have been very proud to have 4 grandchildren who are so sweet and I really believe she would have spoiled them like crazy" and I like to keep that thought as a happy thought. Relationships are hard in all ways - and you have turned a wonderful corner and I know you will find great growth and love in this new chapter!!

Horn_of_plenty - Thursday Mar 03, 2016
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 116.0

1497 cal per day = 6day average. VERY GOOD.


Thankful Thursday (I could say this from now till the end of time). Thankful that my boss likes me & supports me. I had a rough morning to the point of a fast cry in the car to let out steam. I am very stressed. Called my psych therapist and dr to see if I can get something stronger to help me through this month. I feel like I need to be superhuman to be able to continue with the gym & work like this till the 28st of March. 

I’m going to take off Friday the 25th as well before this wedding. Yes, totally taking off an extra Friday leading into the wedding week. As well as the 28th Monday thru Friday the following week. 6 days OFF. Last time I even took a week was ALMOST SIX MONTHS ago Feels like longer – that’s how I KNOW I am stressed out. So “F” everyone and thing. I’m doing what I NEED TO FOR MY OWN HEALTH! NOBODY CARES ABOUT ME EXCEPT ME. THAT’S FREAKING LIFE. IT SOMETIMES IS FRUSTRATING. ANYONE ON HERE THAT’S GETTING STRESSED READING THIS, I’M NOT VERY SORRY. THIS IS MY DIARY AND MY LIFE I’M WRITING ABOUT. I’M HERE FOR YOUR SUPPORT. I COULD USE IT NOW.
I will use my tax returns to pay myself what I would have been paid the 6 days I’m not being paid. Instead of saving that portion of my tax return, I’ll take out around $700 to account for the 6 days unpaid from work. That’s all. Last year, my tax return was around $3,500.- I expect the same this year, if not MORE. I worked less overtime this year, so, I made actually $10,000 less on my W4 FOR 2015 - it shows.
And this following year for 2016 taxes, if I don’t get a raise, I’ll make a full $14,000 less. Talk about frustrations! That’s why I need to not even stress….and realize…hey!, I’m joining the academy. No money problems then. Even after 3 years as a cop, I’ll make close to 60k. so. Yeah.
NYPD. …Money problems SOLVED. So instead of letting the stress fully get to me, I need to breathe, be happy, and proud that my health is improving. YES. IT. IS. !!!!!!!!!!!
6:30AM: Selzter with stevia, 3 cups kombucha 100. Need to buy more kombucha after work before gym…will buy enough to have for next week as well. I’m too busy right now.
10am BREAKFAST – easy today boss had me busy and I thank him even for that – banana 120, more coffee no nothing in it besides sweet and low, bulletproof chocolate bar 180
400 before lunch.thinking like I’m superwoman – the only way I’m going to get by. Hey, I only have THREE weeks till I have a week off.GOOD. whatever. Who gives.
1pm lunch:

400 before lunch.thinking like I’m superwoman – the only way I’m going to get by. Hey, I only have THREE weeks till I have a week off.GOOD. whatever. Who gives. 1pm lunch: lots of sautéed veggies 350 with a bag of shredded lettuce 20 and most of a nasty veggie burger thank gosh only 2 left 80. Total here: 450 at most prob. 850…awesome Snacking before gym: big apple 100, granola bar 100, energy drink 50 at most 250 1100…

total today: 1500 = perfecto.

workout = was amazing.

Progress as of today: 10 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!

innerpeace on 03/03/2016:
Dang Girl! Remember you can only live one day at a time. I know you have plans and dream. But remember you can't do any of those things if you kill yourself in the process. Glad your boss is cool about you. You are right though, regardless of how you work, and if you are there or not, that place will survive. I learned in my life, no one is indispensable! Try to enjoy the rest of your day. Go beat the hell out of a bag at the gym to help with your frustration.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/03/2016:
Thank you for understanding me to the "T." Everything you said, I feel & that is what the gym does for me. Exactly.

Awesome50 on 03/03/2016:
Don't apologize for what you are writing. We're here to listen. Hope your day gets better!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/03/2016:
Thanks Awesome :) thanks for lending me your ear & support. Sending you some support as well...must get back to my commenting tomorrow evening !

hollybelle on 03/03/2016:
You are right - just breathe. You have worked this out - now just rest easy in the knowledge that you got this. A wedding, no matter how joyous an occasion is stressful on family. Hang in there HOP!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/04/2016:
Thanks Holly...thanks for the advice, support, and tips regarding weddings & family.

grannyannie on 03/04/2016:
Hang in there. You'll do fine. Don't stress yourself. I know easier said than done. But you can do it.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/05/2016:
Thank you Annie xoxo

Donkey on 03/05/2016:
I'm sorry that it has taken me so long to have the time to post, but I read this earlier and wanted to say that I support your goals for yourself 110%! I feel like I could have written this -- or maybe more like, I would have wanted to write this for myself too. You go get 'em! Don't let anything stop you. This is your time.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/05/2016:
Thank you so much for your support and for thinking of me enough to comment back on this entry. It's true that I could use everyone's support here. I am forever thankful for this site as a place to vent and hear other's views of both our situations as well as yours - and everyone's views of the world. DD is a special place and I am forever thankful for people like you that I have met here & even get to have a connection with on other media support sites like FB. I'm so thankful to have you as a friend J. You have motivated me just now to keep going. Stay strong. xoxo

Horn_of_plenty - Wednesday Mar 02, 2016
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 116.0

Working It Wednesday….ohhh, how I miss that lady on here! Are you still here, WorkingIt?

6:30am: Kombucha 70, Aminos 30
8:30am: coffee 50, banana & fish oil 130, yogurt 100: 280
Snack: Bulletproof high fat & moderate protein bar 200 at most
1pm Healthy lunch: lettuce 10, veggies steamed with a little sauce 150 I think (gotta check the frozen package..), white meat chicken ½ breast with some skin 200 or so. Total here: around 350.
snacking before dinner: one candy 20 on drive home, strawberries 50, and some veggies 30. around 100
bigger dinner: sautéed jumbo shrimp and scallops...and veggies...in sauce. filling. around 550 at most.
around 1600 at most.
5-day total avg: 1496/day! awesome.
weight is not coming off quickly. ... wedding in just UNDER one month! 4/2! wahoo!
i'm still averaging between 117-118 most days on scale...only after a very light cal evening, low volume, do I see 116 on the scale.
ohhh, how the rumors go around in an office. ... ugh ugh ugh. time to talk less, work more.

Progress as of today: 10 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!

puddles on 03/02/2016:
Have a great day J.

grannyannie on 03/03/2016:
Looks like you've been doing well.

Horn_of_plenty - Tuesday Mar 01, 2016
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 116.0

Totally Tuesday!

6:30am: kombucha new flavor of carrot/ginger/orange...was very nice! 70, some seltzer with stevia leftover sitting out from the night before lol
8:30am: coffee yogurt 120, banana 120, oil pill 10
9:30am coffee 50 , maybe a bar later 200 at most=250
1pm Nice Healthy Lunch: leftover from last week sautéed snow pea leaves, microwaved lettuce, eggplant veggie burger with some protein in it around 400 total
Before gym: strawberries 100, caffeine 40, bar 100.
After gym: oatmeal raisin high carb high protein cookie 400
around 1650. good week for me, this first week of March.
4-day average: 1470/day. very good.
Life is VERY busy right now. I even forgot a water today so bought an expensive one from the vending machine. Yesterday I forgot to bring any protein for lunch. Being forgetful bc I have a lot going on right now. but overall, life is ok.

Progress as of today: 10 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 03/01/2016:
We all need to slow down and enjoy the ride. Have a great day, HP.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/01/2016:
GREAT advice OR, GREAT advice :)

Awesome50 on 03/01/2016:
Have a good day ...

Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/01/2016:
you too!

puddles on 03/01/2016:
take a breath and take time to smell the rose J.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/01/2016:
I will...and I am. It's just a very busy last month before the wedding.

cybermom4 on 03/01/2016:
HOP - you are only 1 lb away from your goal!!!! You are awesome!!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/01/2016:
It does fluctuate a little...day to day :) but yeah, i'm happy.

Horn_of_plenty - Monday Feb 29, 2016
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 116.0

Approx 1410 - 3-day average nice!

Moods Monday (not really moody, just have my usual moods!)

6:00am: kombucha , also seltzer with aminos 100.
8:30am: coffee, banana: 200.
10:30am / 11am: bar 220
1pm lunch: forgot my meat I just realized, darn..maybe order with my boss not sure now…darn!! I only brought vegetables. Ugh…actually, might be ok, I’m leaving early at 3:30 for a dr appt that is an hour away. Ended up getting chicken breast deli meat. .33lb from coworker who bought it for me since I didn’t go out for lunch. averaging it at 250 cal at most…plus vegetables that were gross and full of grease on my microwaved lettuce…at most 250. Total around 500 I think.
Around 1050 so far, good, probably less though.

Evening: Apple, seltzer with stevia, strawberries 100, yogurt 100, seltzer with stevia. 350 at most. 1400 yay. 20 min walk.

Progress as of today: 10 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!

puddles on 02/29/2016:
Have a great day J.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/01/2016:
Thank you F! :)

hollybelle on 02/29/2016:
Hope the rest of your day went well!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/01/2016:
It was, real busy!

Horn_of_plenty - Sunday Feb 28, 2016
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 116.0

So Miami - cancelled (i'm ok with this!)

Justin Beiber - sold out, and the resale tickets are WAY to jacked up in price. Oh well...i'll have to find other things to do this summer (AND CHEAPER!) I am upset we couldn't get tickets because it was ME that really wanted to do this activity. but, i'll save $200. You see though, sometimes it's money well-spend when you are really excited about & enjoy....i'll find other things.


2 day avg- 1410/day!

So Miami. Now the trip is iffy in my mind. After doing research with my friend Jen...I know it will cost us each over $1,000.- for the weekend based on what we wanted. 3 nights. at a 4 star hotel. It can be MUCH cheaper if we stay in a crap hotel which I may just go along with...but...at first she had asked me to go mid-april around the 15th but then she changed the date to 2nd weekend of April which is right after the wedding, which I don't like very much at all. I'm busy still dealing with wedding sh*t and hardly have time for anything else. Also, I am taking days off before the wedding & makes NO SENSE to go away right after it...I'm thinking that I was being too indulgent wanting to go...and based on the research, I am not so sure I do. As for Justin Beiber - yes - I want to go even if $200 a ticket, way cheaper than this Miami trip. it's just way too much money to spend partying. It makes me sick thinking about it - but also upsetting i'm not doing anything....but I can do fun things AROUND here. so...I just need to do more....HERE. I just can't throw my money away that I SHOULD BE SAVING. What's the purpose of not being able to save & then blowing my tax refund on a trip....can't do it.

And the other half is that i'll be using vacation days right after taking days off at end of March (without pay since I used them up & they start again in April) before the wedding. Just seems NOT RIGHT to take more time off. Can't do it.

8am: Kombucha 60. (2 cups)

9:00am: big protein pancake: oats 80, egg whites 90, chocolate vegan protein powder 90, stevia, sf jelly 30, chocolate peanut butter 100. total here: 390.

 snacking: drink 40, granola bar 100.

3pm: late lunch / early dinner: healthy. 1/2 chicken breast with skin 200 & brussel sprouts in butter sauce 150. good. 350.

gym after...may read a little before gym too :)

Plans today got TOTALLY SWITCHED AROUND. its ok. my mom texted me at 8am that I should make an appointment to have a dress fitting so I met here there at 12:15. Turns out the dress was the WRONG size. so they ordered a size smaller and I will need to go back NEXT week to try it on....again....for a fitting with the right size dress. it's good we went today...!

after I went for the fitting, I drove home. quickly picked up a chicken & just a few small groceries. didn't want to spend a lot this week & i'm not :)


After workout protein cookie high carbs and protein. 400 Total today - 1400 I'll say. Freaking excellent.


Also, I had another eye-opening experience into other people's lives yesterday when I went over my friend's house in Ozone Park and saw how she lives (and learned she HAS A DAUGHTER! that I didn't know previously about...although I've been friends with Jen for over 2 years at work...)...I may write more about it later. But she was 16 when she had her daughter. Now she's 28, her daughter is 11. Her mom (daugher's grandma) is officially the guardian. They all live together, along with many other people renting rooms in the house.

It's too fresh in my mind to write now to really find the right words. Jen is still my friend & I think the same of her. But...in order to be a cop in NYPD, I am doing exactly what I need & seeing things that are going to help me. help me see the world as it really is...which is far from the Long Island, NY bubble I grew up in. The world is a tough, tough place.

Sorry if I offended anyone here.


Progress as of today: 10 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!

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