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Horn_of_plenty - Wednesday Jun 10, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 126.0

1300 before snack after work.

300 snack.

650 dinner.

another higher cal day, but not out of line :)

2250 :)

exercise: half hour walk. and physical therapy. it was a great day.

giving myself a break this week with calories.

dinner was once again a lot of pita chips (4 servings, 550 cal), some veggies, tofu.

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!

Horn_of_plenty - Tuesday Jun 09, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 126.0

Kombucha 170. (basically had two...trying to get my freakin digestive system moving along this morning...for the past month or so it's been so sluggish! I can't take it!) maybe it's due to all the pita chips last night. It wasn't that much fiber with the tofu.  But I even had cauliflower. ah, whatever.

Did good today. Had green tea in afternoon at work and suddenly needed carbs...maybe too much caffeine. Anyways, doesn't matter. At least I stayed in calorie range. Every day can't be perfect. I am happy with what I ate today and everything.

Calories before snack after work 1500

Snack before gym: banana 120, small plums hopefully not more than 100, granola bar 200. Carbs, yes. No caffeine, good. 420 or so.

Dinner: small bit of tofu 50, and some cooked cabbage in some oil / tomato sauce with carrots (it was from a supermarket and was excellent.  Definitely a bit of calories though...guessing 200 at most. so 250 here. nice.

Total today: around 2200. nice.

Exercise: walked around the building at lunch 1x - approximately 5 - 10 minute walk. Weights routine after work.

Ankle is starting to get better, once again. I am guessing tomorrow is a great time for the start of PT. Hoping to really nip this in the bud so that I can enjoy summer walking around a bit (no running till fall, for sure!)

I left work just a bit after 4:30 today. Man did it make a huge difference in leaving so early - I am able to do so much more and come home at a decent hour after the gym! So nice!

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 06/09/2015:
I have to try Kombucha one of these days, I always mean to and I've heard such good things about it. Any recommendations on flavor/brands? I hope it does the job for you. I've had good success with "Smooth Move" tea in these situations but be careful, it can have opposite effect!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 06/09/2015:
I will DEFINITELY give you the scoop....on practically EVERY brand...but it may take a few days or till the weekend :)

Horn_Of_Plenty on 06/09/2015:
That's a good idea with the tea. I have had it, too. There's also the chocolate flavor smooth move. Good idea for the morning, actually. So thanks for the reminder. That and senna tea.

liza36 on 06/09/2015:
Hope today is a good one!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 06/09/2015:
It was :)

supercheeseme on 06/09/2015:
Any chance to come home early I will. I dont htink I've ever left work before 6 pm :( Maybe friday Ill give 4:30 a chance!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 06/09/2015:
oh man...when you leave early...you can just get so much more done! at the gym, that's the reason I suddenly had so much energy. It wasn't 6:30 when I was starting, but only around 5:15, big difference! and then instead of a protein bar, or some crap, I came home and decided to actually have dinner, since it was still before 8!

Horn_of_plenty - Monday Jun 08, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 126.0

750 cals before lunch and 650 at lunch - indulged - 1400.

fruit 50, at work. (2 small plums)

Dinner: pita chips, many servings, 460, tofu 100, and some cauliflower, lets say around 40 cal.  Total here: 600, fine.

Total cals: 2050, good.

exercise: 10 minute walk at lunch, and ankle still does hurt.  But my boss is making me take an hour lunch, saying that I will not be getting paid OT for working a half hour bc everyone is getting the hour unpaid (which is not true - there are some folks with half hour lunches). but, I don't care, soon ankle will get stronger and i'll be happy to go outside for a half hour again!


Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!

puddles on 06/08/2015:
Have a great day.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 06/08/2015:
thanks Puddie, it did end pretty well.

Horn_of_plenty - Sunday Jun 07, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 126.0

exercise: full weights, back, abs.

calories: probably 2200, big dinner out to eat with family, including some dessert.

Good Morning :)

Last night was a lot of fun.  My guy friend came over around 5:30 and it was 8pm by the time we finished dinner and picked up a movie.  It was a good movie - The Theory of Everything.  It's about a famous scientist, who I believe is still alive today, suffering from ALS. Steven Hauking is the scientist / mathematician.  We actually watched the whole movie, which is pretty darn amazing in itself as usually I get distracted...by this same guy friend...but now i'm 32 and the movie was actually enjoyable to watch....so I made sure I behaved!  

He left around midnight bc he works a job that is not typical office hours.  He works in the food industry and had to be at work today, very early, around I think 5:30 or 6am. ouch.

But for some reason, even though I was tired, I stayed awake online till around 1:30-2am.

Got around 7hrs sleep, went to bed around 2am & took sleeping pill.  I thought i'd be able to sleep in late again, like yesterday, but even with the pill I was up at 8.  I think I was able to get around one more hour after that as I tried to go back to sleep. But then my dad called and after our conversation, I was fully awake! haha.

8am: chips 170

10am: Kombucha - coffee flavor! it's a really strong flavor, I probably wont' be getting it again but it was worth trying! 70 cal

11am Fruit: 100

350 or so cal.

1:30 Lunch: fruit and veggies around 200, roast chicken on roll 350 with mustard. 550

900 :)

out to dinner with my parents, sister & her fiance tonight.  Parents are picking me up at 5pm...it's almost 2pm, so will get to the gym soon after I digest lunch!


Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!

puddles on 06/07/2015:
Sounds like you had a good time - good for you.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 06/07/2015:
Thanks Puddie ;)

grannyannie on 06/07/2015:
Love that movie!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 06/07/2015:
yeah, finally, a good movie from the red box!

ohioraven on 06/07/2015:
Yep, seen it. Good One.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 06/07/2015:
and the perfect length...not too long, not too short. but I sorta thought it ended very abruptly.

Umpqua on 06/08/2015:
Sounds like you had a nice weekend and I want to see that movie!

liza36 on 06/08/2015:
I recently saw that movie - very good. Have a good week.

Horn_of_plenty - Saturday Jun 06, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 126.0

Exercise: 20-30 minute walk bc I knew it would help things move along digestively-speaking, and I was right.  Ankle still not good though (it's weak / it hurts / I feel the arch of my foot not being properly supported), so besides that half hour walk today, i'll prob not do more of that until next weekend / we'll see.  maybe just 10 minutes here and there these next few days.

8am: Gatorade, leftover veggies, natural high fat / protein bat 400. Kombucha 100 So around  500.

Snacking: chips 150, more Gatorade 100 250

snack: bar 200

950, good...going out to dinner with my guy friend tonight & watching a movie afterwards. then maybe some wine I have in my fridge for like ever, needs to be used! haha

dinner: 1 1/2 spring rolls fried - around 150? (they were small), white rice 200?, soup 100?, curry with veggies and mock duck (mock duck was so-so) 250-300 total: 750, good.

lots of wine...360 calories is my estimate (2-3 glasses of wine)...and one piece dark chocolate 50 at most...400 here.

total cals today: 2100, great. good job to me.

(Hope to be able to use the bathroom this am....and then maybe still sleep a bit...may be a late night I am having a long term guy friend over that I've known since around 2008....so....7 years. We used to get together on and off like once a month or once every few months.)  lol, all the kombucha and water helped me today...I feel better now about getting together with him. lol, the pains of being me!  hahaha...

But then we sorta had a fight around a year ago, I forget exactly when. So I haven't seen him in about one year. He is laid back and has a nice personality. We are getting together for dinner and a movie, should be nice as it always was except the time when he rushed here and we had a fight when I didn't want to get dinner bc I sorta ste but told him I didn't mind going with him somewhere....and then several places were closed....so yeah, he got angry with me but it was def partly my fault. Stupid fight but I then got angry with the way he spoke to me and they was he drove me in his car - he was fuming too prob bc of traffic and also bc I was being wishy-washy and he was hungry. We both were in the wrong and just didn't communicate right.

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!

puddles on 06/06/2015:
Rest up this weekend and enjoy yourself.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 06/07/2015:
Thanks Puddy :) I did rest up some, and relax. It was very nice.

grannyannie on 06/06/2015:
Have a good weekend.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 06/07/2015:
Thanks Grannyannie!

ohioraven on 06/07/2015:
Good job, HP.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 06/07/2015:
Thanks, Raven ;)

Horn_of_plenty - Friday Jun 05, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 126.0

1350 cal before end of workday.

1400...in fruit after work....

fruit at home 50...1450....veggies 300 - bc in sauce....

1750...chicken on half sandwich around 150..eh.

1900. decent.

Around 20 minutes walking during the day.

Forgot about the banana - so 2000 cal not 1900.

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!

puddles on 06/06/2015:
have a great day.

Horn_of_plenty - Thursday Jun 04, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 126.0

Evening edit :

I will just say this: today ends on a happy note.

Did the weights at the gym and did them well. No cardio besides a walk around the block a couple times. Eating less veggies to resolve the bloating as well as more salt - it helps me actually want to eliminate. Haha yeah.

Calories thru lunch: 1250 and def not more. Snack before gym: lots of fruit 200 (yes it bloats but I have my reasons for having it - was thinkng to take tomorrow off but then changed my mind), granola bar 200.

Snack after gym: Frozen yogurt 300 at most.

Total cal: 1950, very good


still too much bloating (issues with digestion / bathroom)....

Breakfast: hot water with 2 small lemons, high fat natural protein bar. around 280. (usually i don't eat at home nut was craving the bar in a good way so i had it)

Work Breakfast: egg on wrap with avocado and lox: 350

work snack: yogurt 100

work lunch: chips 130, chicken250....maybe no veggies...



Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 06/04/2015:
Hope you feel better soon! Eating too much fibre maybe?

Horn_Of_Plenty on 06/04/2015:
yes, too much fiber and not enough exercise.

liza36 on 06/04/2015:
I'm sure you are drinking tons of water for your bloating...hope it resolves soon.

horn_of_plenty on 06/05/2015:
Thanks for the tip. I was...but I think my nerves and lack of physical movement really got me. Salt actually helped in the end....and fluids.

puddles on 06/04/2015:
Hope you are feeling better soon.

horn_of_plenty on 06/05/2015:
Thank you Puddles :) as I get thru with this ankle stuff, I know my mood and spirits will lighten up. I hope for it to be a nice summer overall for me & fall too :) even winter. I will try to own those seasons and not let so much get to me. It's a matter of time before I am walking again :)

Umpqua on 06/05/2015:
I'm glad you finally made it to the gym, woot woot!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 06/06/2015:
Yeah, you know, a workout can make you feel 1,000x better than sitting around all day!

Horn_of_plenty - Wednesday Jun 03, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 126.0

600 before lunch....lunch strawberries 100, veggies around 50?, chips 130, chicken 250? Total around 550. 1150, good...extra fruit, 1200.

BIG dinner: quart of vegetable soup...150? (calories from broth, could even be more calories), vegetables in basil sauce 200, lots of chicken breast with skin 350, pita 100.800....really want another pita...100, 2 small plums 100.1000

2200. decent :/

no exercise....still bloated....

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!

ohioraven on 06/03/2015:
Good Cals, HP.

grannyannie on 06/04/2015:
Good job!

Horn_of_plenty - Tuesday Jun 02, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 126.0

Calories till end of workday: around 1250.

Calories before gym: cliff bar 250, strawberries 50, banana 120: just gonna say 450.

1700, good.

Calories after gym: a light protein bar, actually, higher in carbs.  Perfect after gym!

So today...feeling again like i'm forgetting to calculate something?...it's 1900 calories = Major Success! :)

Happy to be doing a bit better in terms of calories. Actually, very happy.  

I have a renewed confidence that I will be able to transform my body for the academy (lower body) and that when it's beach season, I'm going to enjoy it and not shy away at the beach because I don't look perfect...

It is a downer that I wasn't able to be active this month before beach season.  I was really looking forward to starting to jog and walking more.  Since I overdid it, I'll now be working on the tendonitis in my ankle at the PT office this month. But, in a way, it's good...and I am going to get the support I need there as well as the help to start jogging from a professional who will try to make sure I don't overdo it on my own...so, maybe it's sort of a blessing in disguise.

So right now, and the past few weeks, I am not walking at lunch or doing any extra walking bc the ankle cannot take the added stress yet.  Believe me, if I felt good, I'd be outside :) at lunch!

Either way, I'm confident I will make it thru like so many others have.  It just is annoying at this moment in time, when things are not great and I am forced to sit extra...when my goal was to shape up, perfectly haha, for the beach.  This is what happens when you are sometimes a perfectionist  in some things , but really the word is OCD / Compulsive. I'm not putting myself down, these are just some parts of me and i'm admitting right now that because I went and did too much, now I am paying the price and doing nothing (cadio).

Like I said, I'm confident I'm going to get thru this and that I will be better in the end.  I will be successful because I am smart and dedicated enough to travel the long road to getting into the NYPD academy.  I will reach this goal because it's really what I want.  Because it means the world to me. :)

And depending how I feel, and when I feel better, I'll know when I will enter. Whether it be next summer as I originally planned to reinstate my application, the winter after that (not a fan, because I have allergies and it will not be easy to get thru the academy while feeling sick for 1-2 months), or the following summer (sounds like the best choice right now except that it's a full 2 years away - too long...).  Who knows, if I do feel better sooner and continue the right way with PT, I may be ok for next summer.  But, no more pushing, more following the PT, and more positive thinking is what will definitely get there fastest :)

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!

puddles on 06/02/2015:
You just have to pace yourself and take care of yourself. Have a great evening.

horn_of_plenty on 06/04/2015:
You are sooooo right!

Horn_of_plenty - Monday Jun 01, 2015
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights/bike)
Weight: 126.0

Still craving salt.  Still craving sugar.  So weird...but i'll get thru.

I think lately in the morning I am rushing, way too much.  And it's making me anxious which is exacerbating feelings of low energy, low blood pressure / sugar at work....things to think about.  never had these crazy feelings before, so i'm just working on relaxing.

1400 calories before coming home.

had a bigger dinner, extra carbs.

veggies: 200 around...at least...rice 250, chips 280, chicken 200 at least: 900 or so.

total: 2300. yucko!...but in the scheme of things, not that bad.  but no exercise today.

I am sorta actually happy with that total, bc I feel better after eating those carbs.

I may need to eat more of them until I feel better...still dizziness and bathroom isn't as solid as it should be (yeah, yeah, TMI).  it's been going on a bit over one week.

and bed early tonight bc I will be going to the gym after work.

I told my boss that I have PT on Tues / Thurs (but that's really my gym days) and I will be going to PT probably only wed and Friday or Sat (2 days a week). I did this on purpose, to make sure i'm out of work at 4:30 on tues / thurs for gym. it's a good idea, for sure. it also gives me a bit of a break and the ability to leave on time for the gym (which is a lengthy activity, hence it's better to get there early!)

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 06/02/2015:
Sorry to hear you're still feeling ill. I've been feeling lousy the last few days too and wondering if it's weather or allergy related. I hope you feel better soon!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 06/02/2015:
Thank you...it's just a difficult time especially with lack of cardio...but I am beginning to feel better. I hope you feel better too :)

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