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Horn_of_plenty - Thursday May 30, 2019
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 114.5

2150, 6day. decent compared to other recent weeks. but still i am trying to watch calories again (i really love to eat! LOL)...because i am gaining and it doesn't feel great on my stomach area and inner thighs.

Edit: it was pouring outside. so i did the ladder exercises (12min in all) in the lobby of my apt building bc it's large and i had space where people don't walk to do it. most people either walked by without saying anything or said hi. one woman goes "Are you exercising in the lobby!? I don't think building management will approve!" ...gotta say, some people are a$$$-wipes! i can't wait to know when they'll send out letters saying "no exercising in the lobby!" good news is i got in done tonight and i certainly will keep it as an option for rainy days. i'd rather do it there than my apt...bc my apt is full of stuff, but, if i have to i'll do it up in my apt and pray i don't fall over something.

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kombucha 80 :)

Breakfast: keto bar Vanilla Almond 220, coffee 50 - worked hard this morning so worked fast and accomplished a lot :) didn't waste time this AM at my desk at work, that's for sure!

Snacks: perfectly ripe banana 120

Snack: almonds? 100 or wrap 100, half avo 150, egg 80, seasonings. (save for tomorrow) and part of a bar bc hungry and delayed in going out to lunch lol.

Lunch: all healthy, mostly from home and with Fried Chicken :) leftovers from work meeting :) fried chicken large portion 350? sauteed spinach and onions and peppers 200?, chips 150. 700 at least.

snacks: almonds 150, chocolate 50

snack on the way home, right before exercise: iced coffee, granola bar or banana150

Dinner: big serving bean chips 250, seaweed salad from buffet (good price for the amount i can get) 100-150?, tofu 150. 500-550. not concentrating i guess, overate on the chips, the end of the meal.

2250 perhaps.

 

 

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Fast-paced morning at work. working and busy from 8:30-10:30am :) now just settling in at desk at 10:30am and getting everything in order :) feeling good.

i'm really motivated to actually work my body to pass a court officer test. we shall see how i progress, especially over the summer.

 

 

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

Donkey on 05/30/2019:
When do you test for court officer? Perhaps set yourself with a self-evaluation date. I'm not sure if I mean just to check in with yourself or if I mean concrete goals, e.g. 12 minute mile or something like that.

WTF with people complaining? As long as you were out of people's ways... It will be interesting to see if she complains to the management board. Some folks are all talk and no action.

Horn_of_plenty on 05/31/2019:
yes, i was totally out of the walkway. the room is large enough to fit the full ladder and not have to move or get out of anyone's way. the path is fully clear.

she's one of those people who are just not positive. maybe she was caught off-guard seeing me workout. it's not like i WANT to be in the lobby, i'd have gone outside if i could! it was 7:30pm when i went down there, i'm just trying to get it done :) it's frustrating as it seems a decent option for a rainy day - of course the bldg wouldn't want me injured and then sueing lol, but that's not the goal here!

you have a point for court officer. i'm guessing the written (not physical) test is anywhere around january thru june of next year 2020. the physical, if i did well on the written which i think i should be fine on it, could be anywhere between 6mo to 1 year later. i have some time, but this is all a guestimate. the dates aren't out just yet in public.

yes, i guess the self evaluation date should be sometime before winter starts. the goal would be getting very close to passing the running portions or just passing the running portions..then i'll still have a little more time to improve, but basically be there.

i will not have to run far, so i'll just be testing myself on their actual courses that i'll set up. I do hope to rely only partially on ricky to help me train and set these courses up...though i know in the long run i'm having to do this training by myself.

the ladder has been good for getting a quick sweat and for training muscles for agility. i do feel it the next day still.



Horn_of_plenty - Wednesday May 29, 2019
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 114.5

5day 2130, good :)

healthy day so far...

kombucha 50..actually haven't went #2 in two days...will fix itself out tonight / tomorrow i'm sure ;) not worried.

breakfast: keto bar 210, coffee 40

10AM snack: wrap 100 with ketchup and round chicken sausage 100. 200. 

11AM ALMONDS 100

1pm lunch: all from home, healthy....i have yellow small grape tomatoes to fill myself up with too..450 in small amount corned beef , little bit of potato, garlic and spinach, tomatoes.all my cooking.

snacks: nuts 100 / small amount pineapple 50, banana 150,

iced coffee 50, strawberries 100, yogurt 100, pb on rice cracker 100, coconut water x2 cups 150

after workout: i think i'm siding with a protein bar 200 after the workout or sandwich with avocado is sounding good, too.

2050 excellent

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i keep getting over the soreness well from the ladder workouts and walks. i'm improving, i can tell. 

tonight is strength workout, full body, but with much less moves as i've noted in the past. :)

i'm slowly gaining a couple lbs since late winter so i'm trying to dial it back with calories back to around 2000/day averages.

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

Donkey on 05/30/2019:
Cheering you on!

horn_of_plenty on 05/30/2019:
Thanks :) :-)


legcramps on 05/30/2019:
I have been taking extra fiber in my oatmeal in the mornings, and have been more regular with my toilet routine than I was before for sure. I know the kombucha is supposed to help with that...I wonder if you tried a little fiber along with it? Or maybe some extra veggies like lentils or black beans?

horn_of_plenty on 05/31/2019:
the reason is i've had so many extra servings of veggies it's caused me bloating and constipation. just too much ;) good idea though, to add more beans into my diet as they are good for the iron i believe. maybe i'll make some home made bean burgers soon in the future!!



Horn_of_plenty - Tuesday May 28, 2019
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 114.5

2150 4day - good - still i've been on a "slow gain" of weight over the late Winter and early spring. totally due to higher cals. so, once again, i'm watching it and trying to do better - but not really dieting because i am trying to be more active. so as long as i eat arounde 2000 and move my body, i'm seriously ok with it this year. and as long as my clothes fit ;) which is not a problem if i eat moderately and move my body :)

kombucha 50

breakfast: keto bar and cofffee 250

Dark choc 100 (LOW SUGAR, I have a ton of the bars by Lily's so will be bringing it regularly to wrk and eating it sometimes at home regularly)

10:30AM mid morning: wrap 100, round chicken breakfast sausage and ketchup 100. 200.

NOON SPICY ALMONDS 100

1PM Lunch: large portion sauteed garlic spinach 100, corned beef leftovers 200 (SMALL PORTION), baked potato slices 200. 550, TOPS. HEALTHY.  AND GREEN TEA. SORRY THE CAPS LOCK, ON A COMPUTER PROGRAM ;)

3:30pm apple 100

snack: fruit / nuts / chocolate: 

dinner: something healthy at home, maybe salami wrap. 

Avocado 150, tofu 100, eggplant spread 150, crackers 50, chips 150. 600

2000. 

and strawberries 80

 

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i cooked this weekend, so i really do have lunch a FULL lunch for the rest of the week. if i am in the mood for a seaweed salad later in the week, i may buy one, but, otherwise i'm really prepared for this short week. 

i had to throw out a whole package of lox, how sad, it had expired and smelled bad. oops.

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

legcramps on 05/28/2019:
Glad to hear those ladder workouts are working well for you! So easy to set up and get done, and a time-saver in not having to go to the gym or the track to get it done.

Hopefully you are still working hard on your recovery as well; we don't always notice as much muscle soreness with cardio as we might with weight training, but it's still so important to take good care of ourselves with whatever we are doing! I was reminded of this yesterday during our cool down, when I was rolling out my glutes ;) OUCH!!

horn_of_plenty on 05/28/2019:
i think i need to order the King air massagers for sure. i actually ONLY notice soreness, mostly, after cardio.

my arms i sometimes feel it on the upper part below my shoulder area on my arms, but, my arms can take a major beating...

it's my legs that could probably use the air massagers that you are using..

horn_of_plenty on 05/28/2019:
the time saved is 100% amazing. it's making it so easy to even get a workout in, in the morning! i didn't even shower sunday, just had breakfast, went directly outside to the playground, got it done...thank gosh.

horn_of_plenty on 05/28/2019:
If i want to be a court officer, i'm going to have to train myself, it seems. I have all the resources, all the videos on the web to help me. i have the tools, the cones, the actual test is online. i have the beep test recordings to start using after i get a little swifter on the ladder and my endurance improves. it's on me this year. i really just need to keep at it, keep practicing...and not spend my time doing too much other things that will distract me or tire me out or just take my time away from the goal. i feel it's possible, but i also can feel all the distractions...

horn_of_plenty on 05/28/2019:
do you find that the ladder works well to create a quick burn? a quick, fast paced cardio session? and good toning on otherwise lesser used muscles? like going side to side is like skipping...and those muscles (around the hip area) are worked quite well using the ladder..

i feel the ladder also helps with jogging ability and posture and form. to be able to stay more on the balls of your feet...keep body aligned.

there's so much good in using a ladder.


legcramps on 05/29/2019:
It's definitely a metabolism booster; that's why we sometimes use it for our finishers during group training - that's what will help our clients continue to burn more calories hours after the workout is done.

I think the best benefit from ladder workouts though is agility training. You are training your fast-twitch muscles to respond quickly and recover faster. It helps any athletes that are involved in high-intensity, quick-moving sports.

Horn_of_plenty on 05/29/2019:
thank you for leaving these extra comments regarding the ladder.

it's def a nice, quick sweat which i've been loving. next month or so i'll add in 1-2 new moves.



Horn_of_plenty - Monday May 27, 2019
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 114.5

3day: 2180

Got up on early side which is nice since i slept quite well :)

8am Breakfast: oatmeal with almond milk and seasonings 200, coconut greek yogurt 150, iced coffee with  almond milk 50. 400.

9-9:30am snacking: made baked potato seasoned fries, dry not oily to eat this week instead of chips everyday. 150. of course, they are dense so still have quite a bit of calories, but a healthy & more natural change of pace! :) 100 round chicken sausage

11:30 Early lunch after short but great ladder workout: wrap and freshly cooked egg 230, lox 100?, 1/2 avocado with everything bagel seasoning 150, chips150. 650. 

 2pm Strawberries  and a tea drink 150 

3pm dark chocolate 50 stevia type 

4pm keto bar 200 before workout :)

6pm during workout getting hungry so had whipped pb on small rice cake 100 total (this is the advantage of my working out at home - lots of handy snacks in small amounts - i'd never get this sort of mix at the gym :)

7:30 strawberries, light drinks100 still exercising...

8:30 post workout: 4 egg whites 100, crackers with pesto sauce 200. 300 total. ice cream 150.

2350, good.

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I will NOT be rejoining a gym in early June when my membership expires since i don't go to the gym anymore. it's not even convenient, plus, it's $600.

In the fall, depending if i need a trainer, i'll have to think about the gym again and if i need to join one. ...but it truly seems i may be able to fully train myself for the court officer tests.

but for now, until say end of October, i def don't need a gym. :)

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reading a little bit of a fiction tale that takes place in Paris, mostly WW2...followed by doing my strength exercise and laundry last :) laundry i actually did during my workout :) worth it this time! this was a good day mostly at home, productive getting ready for a short week ahead :)

my lengths feel quite tired from the exercises of this morning as well as earlier this weekend...and i don't feel up for this strength workout, but, i prefer to do it today, when i have time!,rather than tomorrow after work!

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i'm thankful for the weekend, it felt long :) did a lot. rested a bit too. very moderate and paced well. today is a catch-up type of day. i'm cooking some baked fries that i cut from large idaho potatoes, didn't really add oil to them beyond some spray oil so they are dry, but i'm seasoning them up! i need to buy some regular garlic. seems i ran out!

also, i have laundry to do DONE! (to do LAST, after my strength exercise this afternoon)

the ladder workout (DONE!) (will just do this first even before showering, i think!),

and a weights workout later.DONE! i may go easy on legs. it's going to be an easy week ahead, 4 days, so i hope to also be feeling good for the upcoming weekend and more walking :)

I may just stay close to home around my apt today and not go out driving or shopping. i have just enough kombucha for the week ahead, like 4 bottles... DONE - did a bit of a food shopping so that next weekend i don't need to buy too much besides some fruit & veggies.

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

Donkey on 05/27/2019:
I am thankful for the longer weekend too. Really needed this extra time away from work.

horn_of_plenty on 05/28/2019:
I FELT THE SAME :)


legcramps on 05/27/2019:
So glad you're having a nice long weekend! Your breakfast today looks a lot like what mine is everyday :)

horn_of_plenty on 05/28/2019:
I LIKE IT ON THE WEEKEND, A NICE BIG PORTION OF OATMEAL AND YOGURT.


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

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


Donkey on 05/28/2019:
Good decision on the gym. I had been wondering about that, since you don't write about it (the gym) any more.

horn_of_plenty on 05/28/2019:
YES, THE GYM IS NOT NECESSARY AT ALL. I GOT WHAT I NEED :)



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

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

4am chips 200,

morning drink and lollipop  150

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

wine 300?

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

Small protein bar 150

2300 total, excellent!!!!

 

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

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

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

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

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

thank you for the tips.

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


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

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

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


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

Horn_of_plenty on 05/27/2019:
same ;)



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

Beautiful Day :) 

kombucha 50

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

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

Snacks 100

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

later: tbsp pb 100

total today is great. walked TONS.

1900, feeling good about today. very healthy eats.

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

we're getting all the seasons in one weekend!


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

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



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

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

kombucha 50

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

snack: some dark chocolate, lower sugar 100

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

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

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

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

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

 9pm 200 protein keto bar.

2350

7day:2222/day. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


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

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



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

KOMBUCHA 50

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

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

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

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

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

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

6 day: 2200 :)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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



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

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

Kombucha 50 Mojito flavor!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2450, ok

5day:2210

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

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

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

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


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

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


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

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

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

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

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



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

2140 4day, good!

Happy Tuesday ;-)

kombucha 50

wrap and egg 200, avocado 150. coffee 50. 

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

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

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

so far, very healthy...

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

8pm during workout chips 150, strawberries 50

protein bar 200

2150, excellent 

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tonight is my revised strenght workout, upper and lower.

 

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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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



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