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Horn_of_plenty - Monday Aug 17, 2020
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

update: the interview went pretty well. they said they have someone else to interview :( but that i'd hear from them soon.  They did ask for a references list which I just emailed them. it all went pretty well and they have their own indoor garage for parking...the chances for the job are decent enough..fingers crossed and enjoying my time unemployed for now :) Tomorrow morning i'm volunteering again at the farm!!

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Ate lightly in AM...was on the go! 300...

got my hair straightened...should last several months...had the appt for over a month and was happy to keep it.

interivew is at 4:30...not gonna do crazy exercise or anything bc i cannot shower again or wet my hair right now. it looks very straight lol...we shall see if i do it again or if i continue to have shorter hair again...

lunch was arby's fried chicken and curly fries. approx 700? and an iced black coffee at home as well...i only wanted fast food, no veggies, as i am really bloated with TOM any day now!

3pm clementine 50

8:30pm cookie and almond milk with splashes of stevia and coffee 200 total.not enough to motivate...so had chips 200...(would've been nice to end the day really low in cals, but, then again, i'm not looking to binge tomorrow...) now 9pm starting these weights and will end by 10pm bc there's no way i'm doing them past 10pm!

1450...

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got home from interview around 5:30-6...somehow i don't know WHAT i have done since then...REALLY...and now it's 8:30pm and I am starting weights now (bc tomorrow is the farm and i will be TOO TIRED after the farm for weights...and i have the class tomorrow night still)

 

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gonna relax, maybe do leg exercises...and maybe upper body exercises tonight, after interview...

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Progress as of today: -5 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

happy-1 on 08/17/2020:
Oooh!!! A hairdo!!! What a treat!

Horn_of_plenty on 08/17/2020:
It was, not the price, haha, but the 'do is SOOOO DIFFERENT and new. and very straight!


bearcountrygg on 08/17/2020:
Sounds like the interview went well...keeping my fingers crossed for you. The farm sounds like a lot of fun and learning new skills too.......

Horn_of_plenty on 08/17/2020:
Thank you Linda...i see you checked out my photos too!

it's so crazy with the interview bc they were actually looking for someone with less skills but will take me for their benefit. i just hope it works out...if not, i'll keep looking...

Horn_of_plenty on 08/17/2020:
the farm is perfect for unemployed people like myself that don't mind getting messy!

Horn_of_plenty on 08/17/2020:
it's very close, the farm.


Donkey on 08/18/2020:
I'm so glad that the interview was a positive experience. That they shed for references is a good sign. It may just be what the other person presents that makes the decision. I sometimes think that our fate is not so much in our control, but rather depends on the actions of others.

Good plan to keep busy on the farm today. It will help you focus on something else and return your mindset to the fundamentals, rather than fixating on the interview and job.

Horn_of_plenty on 08/18/2020:
Farm is the best change of pace!

Horn_of_plenty on 08/18/2020:
Farm is the best change of pace!

Horn_of_plenty on 08/18/2020:
Farm is the best change of pace!

Horn_of_plenty on 08/18/2020:
Farm is the best change of pace!

Horn_of_plenty on 08/18/2020:
Farm is the best change of pace!



Horn_of_plenty - Sunday Aug 16, 2020
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

 Happy Sunday :)

9:15am Breakfast oats 150, macadamia milk 50, banana 150, dried fruit 50, 400.

Noon snack pb cheese crackers 200 (after volunteering and and i was able to do errands before going right home..!)

2-3pm big, indulgent lunch: veg/tofu chinese soup 150, chinese toasted noodles small serving size 200, some other sauteed veggies in a heavier sauce but i took some of it off 150 tops, chocolate 220, coffee black with stevia after...750

drink of light beer with lime 100

6pm clementines 100 

 1550...

sorta bloated and trying to eat light it's already 9pm...cookie 150, gummies 100 250, and peanut butter 100. 350.

1900, fine.

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it's low 70s today with the overcast and light rain only ! Worked out for volunteering 10a-12pm again at the farm today !! We picked sunburst cherry tomatoes, Bush beans and weeded around some herbs! It was of course a great feeling and the volunteers are always such nice people <3. I am so glad to keep doing it for at least next week, Tuesday and maybe Sunday depending on my job prospect.. overall I'm feeling good. Just will run some errands, pick up rx, spend the rest of today at home since the weather is perfect for that. I'll cook a little cauliflower dish too.

overall, my time off has been AMAZING. I am so thankful it went alright, that unemployment payments were substantive and I was able to study and totally live a life of freedom and enjoyment these past 5 months. I am forever thankful for the rest, sleep, freedom I have had during this time. I will never forget it! But I hope to begin a new job soon, fingers crossed that tomorrow's interview goes well. 

 

Progress as of today: -5 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 08/16/2020:
I'm sure you will be happy to get back to work.......Hoping that tomorrow's interview goes well.

Horn_of_plenty on 08/16/2020:
thank you, i totally hope so too!!


Donkey on 08/16/2020:
I'm very impressed by all that you managed to accomplish in this time off from work.

I'm very excited about your interview tomorrow, as this sounds like a very good fit. You have a skill set to contribute, and yet are open and able to accepting new procedures for projects as well.

Good luck!

Horn_of_plenty on 08/17/2020:
thanks Donkey! thank you for the kind thoughts!


happy-1 on 08/16/2020:
Sounds like a good happy way to get some vitamin D!

Horn_of_plenty on 08/17/2020:
very very much! i'll miss this...maybe i'll keep volunteering even after i am working!



Horn_of_plenty - Saturday Aug 15, 2020
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

 Slept in! 

late 10:30 breakfast banana 120, macadamia milk 50, dried mulberries 50, oats 150, kombucha 50.

1pm Wendy's small nuggets and fries 550 Diet Coke.

snacks back at home around 4pm bar and clementine, bigger snack 300

took another walk. walked a lot today :)

6pm doing laundry and took a drink of wine/spiked seltzer mix...running low on my drinks, but i can drink the wine with seltzer instead of the spiked seltzers and save my cash...150

for dinner i am going to have a frozen pizza and a salad....relaxing and laundry for the rest of tonight (it's already after 6pm) and thinking about my week, doing some reading for the paralegal that will start up soon...everything is good in terms of my life and feeling good. salad - at least 150 calories, had a lot of olive oil. pizza was 450 cal.

2050 or so cals today. good.

lots of exercise, maybe another 5 mi type of day! :)

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I have an interview on MONDAY for a job I actually feel PREPARED to take.  I hope it works out, will reveal more if it does. It's lower pay than the others, but it's totally related to my skills, i have actually slightly more skills than it requires, the pay could be good based on my skills being a little higher, the job is union, and it's in Queens, not NYC. all things are just generally positive abou tthis job...like i said, Interview is Monday :)  I had applied for it on Indeed months ago, forgot about it, and they contacted me on Friday. very happy about all of this.

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doing my leg exercises that I didn't do yesterday quickly before going out to a bee walking spot with ricky - 

we are driving to sands point preserve to do some walking today :)

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So, what was supposed to be a peaceful and beautiful destination didn't turn out that way with Ricky...

we drove an hour to be there...we stopped for fast food on the way...all is pretty good...

...we get there, all is still OK....

...we start to walk a path, he is already telling me he wants to go "his way" and he will not go over the trails with me (short trails of 1mi or much less like 1/4-1/2 mile).  

...i tell him to stop and look at my map with me...he refuses...

i tell him i won't be just following him like a dog or a child...that i'm sick of him telling me "no."

he starts to argue with me in public, of which i told him i refuse to be part of....

i walked away and did the trails on my own...he waited for me back at his car.

things may not ever improve with him and me. and that's OK.

we aren't married and we do not owe much to each other anymore.

i can't settle being treated as "less" than the other half in a relationship / friendship.

it actually might start to frazzle out between us...

this time, when he dropped me at home, i told him that i will not be contacting him and for him to contact me when he's ready.

i cannot stand how poorly he has been behaving lately.

 

Progress as of today: -5 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

Donkey on 08/15/2020:
I'm glad he apologized. Enjoy your day!

horn_of_plenty on 08/15/2020:
Thanks and you too!!!!

Horn_of_plenty on 08/15/2020:
i am not sure i will be able to maintain the same kinda friendship with him after another not-so-great day with him today!


bearcountrygg on 08/15/2020:
How is that macadamia milk? I just saw some here the other day and forgot to put it in the cart....and didn't think about it until now...is there a specific taste?

Horn_of_plenty on 08/15/2020:
yeah, it's that "milkadamia" milk and it's pretty good. I got it as a change of pace. it's another milk with a really light taste and similar to almond milk. it's thicker than the 30cal almond milk and whiter. it's 50 cal for the unsweetened and a nice change of pace, but i guess it was a higher price. sometimes i need a change from the usual. it's pretty good!


bearcountrygg on 08/15/2020:
Good luck with th interview Monday.......Sounds like it is a lot more convenient!

horn_of_plenty on 08/16/2020:
Thank you, I hope it works out :)


Donkey on 08/15/2020:
Your dinner sounds delicious!

I'm feeling very positive about the job interview! Good luck! It sounds like it would be a good fit.

So I was reading along, thinking what a good day, only to get to the part about the argument. I'm glad that you asked the trails that you wanted to walk. And you did well not to engage in a public argument. What good can EVER come of that???

Perhaps a longer break is needed. Like 2 weeks. Our perhaps something is going on with R that is leaving him susceptible to flying off the handle like that.

Here's a plan: take a break, focus on you right now - classes, interview, family, health (both mental and physical). Just a thought.

horn_of_plenty on 08/16/2020:
The cucumber was amazing but the pizza was good until I finished it after already feeling full like halfway thru. I still got that overeating ingrained !

Yes totally taking a long break / forever break from him. I told him to contact me when he wants / if he wants. I cannot deal with his attitude..


happy-1 on 08/16/2020:
Hugs. He sounds really difficult. When was the last time he saw a doctor? This is starting to sound like a brain tumor-level personality change.

Horn_of_plenty on 08/17/2020:
yeah, he's difficult alright.



Horn_of_plenty - Friday Aug 14, 2020
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

9am breakfast  leftover cereals (quite sick of cereal / sweet cereal) 250, almond milk 50, dried mulberries 100. 400. very filling...kombucha 100

1:30pm big lunch: leftover chicken smaller piece 250, leftover not that great cooked veggies 150, chips 300. 700. sorta too much. fell asleep for an hour after lunch...woke up to read and have an iced coffee 50.

small 5:30pm meal, before starting my weights routine (upper body) this chocolate protein bar i used to buy 250 (wasn't that fresh today though!) and two lg clementines 100.

1600...

 

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without making an appt for a specific date & time, just by emailing my housing that i have a problem, the next morning maintenance unexpectedly came to fix this issue! very fast service but they didn't call to even say he was coming so i'm glad i am awake! he came before 9am! i was still in pajamas! i wasn't expecting maintenance! LOL. but this is good, he's here to fix a leaking / condensation air conditioner which is causing the wall paint to bubble up.

I was supposed to chat on phone with french friend, but, i told her i cannot do it while maintenance is here...

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so i'm replying back to family (mostly) comments on my website in the meantime...will be DONE

talked to french friend an hour DONE!

I also wanted to  -ride my bike outside- this PM...might have to leave it until after lunch since maintenance is here (and it's taking awhile to do the work) and then I will call french friend....if i wanted to, i could walk while i call her, but maybe i'll just hop on my indoor stationary bike while i call :) that always works out well - the stationary bike while i talk on the phone as been WONDERFUL! DONE!

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other plans for today - 

- I can go thru closets today again for clothes, i do have time...maybe (because my morning flew by faster than i intended it to...and i didn't get as many things done..) DONE - found only a few things to give away - i think i have a good amount of clothes, for now, not intending to give much more away. just one tiny bag of stuff to donate. DONE.

- I can finish a long chapter and a short chapter of paralegal reading.DONE for now...can do more...

- I have upper body weights & lower body exercises to do, today, before the weekend is here :) ...this is a MUST DO.DONE/doing.

 

 

Progress as of today: -5 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

Donkey on 08/14/2020:
I am amazed that you got so many things checked off your list, but only because I don't think I could get that much accomplished. (You make it sound easy!)

horn_of_plenty on 08/15/2020:
I’m not working...yet !


bearcountrygg on 08/14/2020:
Those naps get addictive don't they?

horn_of_plenty on 08/15/2020:
Yes!



Horn_of_plenty - Thursday Aug 13, 2020
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

breakfast: large bowl corn flakes 250, small peach 50, almond milk 50, kombucha 50. 400.

lunch leftover sauteed pumpkin 150, flatbread small 100, chips 220. 500.

3pm choc/coffee 100

4-5pm whipped chocolate yoplait yogurt and later a lite margarita 120 total 300

egg and flatbread 250

1550..

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class is over tonight, only 1 week of PM left thankfully!, and weather is nice,time to go out for a nice evening stroll, 8pm...

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light rainy day, so mostly home and that's really fine. I have my bike and stepper. and i have class tonight online.  i also have some phone calls to make regarding changing my internet / tv services from one company to another... so i'll be pretty occupied. DONE with phone calls thankfully...set to make those changes.

there's a lot more i can do at home -  i can totally clean out my closets more, and try to donate more clothes... 

I also now have reading, again, to do...my second half paralegal course starts up in the next couple weeks - now is a good time to get some reading done for the second half of 7 weeks i have to go :)

Progress as of today: -5 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 08/13/2020:
You are doing a good job of staying busy during this time off HOP!!

Horn_of_plenty on 08/13/2020:
THANK YOU! even my mom thinks so...and she usually doesn't!


Donkey on 08/14/2020:
Only 1 more week of Project Management??? Wow, that went fast, it seems!

Horn_of_plenty on 08/15/2020:
so happy the end is near! and yes, it went at the speed of light!


happy-1 on 08/16/2020:
Good job! And look... you reigned in scope, project manager!

Horn_of_plenty on 08/17/2020:
thanks happy happy happi happi



Horn_of_plenty - Wednesday Aug 12, 2020
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

breakfast: 2 cups corn flakes 220 (getting sick of cereals for breakfast), strawberries 30, almond milk extra 50, kombucha 100. 

snack:none 

lunch with parents: 1 egg 100, salad with pickled food and olive oil 200, toast 100, cheese 100, chips 100, cherries 100

snacks:chocolates

1250....

dinner with parents: steak,300 small  cauliflower 200?-300. 600 tops

1950...

whole day is with parents and i don't plan on being so productive when i'm home later this evening, maybe just do some reading and go to bed.

Did almost my whole workout before heading out to parents - will finish tonight 

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Beach wiith family is cancelled which i'm glad about. there's a decent chance of storms and it's overcast today. I'm going to get in an upper body session for weights this AM now since i don't have to rush to beach.  I will still visit parents and join them for lunch later today as well as dinner at their home tonight instead of going out to beach for the day with them. sounds good.

I'm still a little beat and don't want to exercise, but, i guess i need to get over it and move :) I feel lazy / tired but I will feel better after this workout. The good thing is she called to cancel beach after i already had breakfast...so i just need to do my workout, shower, and head to my folks' house... 

Progress as of today: -5 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

Donkey on 08/12/2020:
I'm sorry the beach didn't work out. We had really bad storms here on Monday apparently. My daughter's co-workers were posting videos on Instagram about the storms and the clouds and wind...

This would explain why I spent this afternoon picking up fallen branches in the backyard.

Horn_of_plenty on 08/13/2020:
i was sorta glad not to go to beach - i relaxed / did a weights workout in morning ;)


happy-1 on 08/13/2020:
Re: balcony... What about a cheap greenhouse? you can leave the door open for air or leave the back open and rolled up. https://www.overstock.com/Home-Garden/3.3-x-6.6-x-7.0-Portable-Walk-in-Greenhouse-with-PE-Cover/28882355/product.html?option=51068651

Horn_of_plenty on 08/13/2020:
thank you for this advice especially for growing plants on balcony......

i know you didn't mean it for growing plants, but, i'm thinking to do it next spring - just a few.


happy-1 on 08/13/2020:
You won't be able to stake it down. but you can weight it by filling milk jugs with water and tying it to their handles. Just add jugs till it is stable.

Horn_of_plenty on 08/13/2020:
i will look into it, give you my feedback, THANK you!


happy-1 on 08/13/2020:
Or this one... 2 entrances and exits so you can close the side the wind is coming from.

https://www.wish.com/product/5f23b3b47605fd4400c26f78?from_ad=goog_shopping&_display_country_code=US&_force_currency_code=USD&pid=googleadwords_int&c=%7BcampaignId%7D&ad_cid=5f23b3b47605fd4400c26f78&ad_cc=US&ad_lang=EN&ad_curr=USD&ad_price=118.25&campaign_id=7203534630&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIq9i8_r-Y6wIVxyCtBh1XxAp8EAQYCSABEgK0fvD_BwE&hide_login_modal=true&share=web



Horn_of_plenty - Tuesday Aug 11, 2020
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

 8:30am Breakfast: cereal 220, strawberries 50, almond milk 30, kombucha both in AM and later in day 150: 500

Noon snack after volunteering at the local farm (yes, a local farm in the middle of the "city") 2 light granola bars 200 (on purpose, needed the sugar, did the trick! on the ride home!)

lunch: waiting on it, snacking on kombucha, already included above...while back at home and relaxing, going to write up a blog on my lovely morning.

lunch 3pm-4pm 2 small flatbreads 200, karella in oil 50?, sauteed pumpkin 150?, pita chips rest of the bag 100, sweet potato chips rest of the bag 150. total here: 650, followed by a sparkling beverage 100. 750 total.

1450...

9pm snacking 400 in junk food :)

1850 cals and no exercise besides two hours spent drenched in sweat at the farm and that was enough :) need to learn to do less when I get into these types of activities - I am an overdoer at heart and this is not the time to overdo :)

supposed to do weights tonight, might do them after my class ends, 8pm, a fast session, we'll see how i feel...

i've decided to skip weights today bc i need to have energy tomorrow for the beach / driving to my parents in the morning. i'm going to relax and skip a workout this week in terms of upper body weights as i do not want to stress myself right now. it was a big step to garden today at the farm and i'd rather relax tonight and go to bed early :)

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did something very special today, went on my own to volunteer and pick onions at my local farm! it was amazing and i have signed up again to volunteer on Sunday and Tuesday. Those are the volunteer days and the exercise and feeling good about my ability to do the work for a couple hours makes me very happy to do this. I'm so glad I have the opportunity. 

If i were working, I would prob NOT want to volunteer so often or on the weekend even as much as I will do these couple weeks. It's just awesome to be in the sun with other Queens people and be out with nature, picking veggies and fruit from the ground. You can't get much better than this!

It's def hard work and tiring, so if i were working, I wouldn't be doing it this often (also my schedule wouldn't let me do it if i were working), so i'm taking this lovely opportunity and am going to volunteer often for two weeks there, 2x per week for a couple hours in the morning. I'm glad i can stay home the rest of today and relax...supposed to lift weights - we'll see.

I have the class online tonight 5-8pm...

it's a great week over here.

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https://www.foodfriends.shop/

Thank you to the many of you who stopped by my site that i'm doing for my project management class. About 4 of you came by and 3 of you left feedback! I hope that possibly one more of the DDers will visit.  I've been able to boast how i have already had international action on the site as well as many US states are represented...in particular because of DD members stopping by.

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Progress as of today: -5 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

Donkey on 08/11/2020:
I commented on some of the posts - does that count as "feedback"? If I can say a couple of things here about your site: (1) beautiful background picture! And it's of the produce shelves at the store - brilliant!!!! and (2) I myself prefer to be on your site on my laptop versus my phone.

HOWEVER, now that I am back from my trip, I am thinking that my comment might be more about my (dumbbutt) phone and not your website.

Horn_of_plenty on 08/12/2020:
yeah J!!!! THANK YOU. i was hoping you'd come back and comment :)

sometimes there is an issue on the phone where it doesn't work as fast as it should or the site freezes. i noticed even on my own phone / friends' phone.


Donkey on 08/11/2020:
Have fun at the beach tomorrow!

Volunteering at the farm is such a good idea! I completely understand what you mean about not doing anything like this if you were working, but since your not yet, go for it!

Horn_of_plenty on 08/12/2020:
the volunteering for me personally is good, hard work. it reminds me of a time i took bootcamp classes which left me really, really exhausted - and caused a decent amount of weightloss because of all the agility exercises and sweating. i'm glad to push this volunteering into high gear now. it's perfect when a person doesn't have a lot of life stress to fit in volunteering especially when i can come home and relax after it.

the beach is cancelled due to not optimal weather conditions.



Horn_of_plenty - Monday Aug 10, 2020
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

https://www.foodfriends.shop/

Thank you to the many of you who stopped by my site that i'm doing for my project management class. About 4 of you came by and 3 of you left feedback! I hope that possibly one more of the DDers will visit.  I've been able to boast how i have already had international action on the site as well as many US states are represented...in particular because of DD members stopping by.

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 Went to beach with friend and we are basically relaxing with a shorter walk :)

8:30am breakfast cereal 220, almond milk 30, strawberries 50...300

10am lollipop 100

AT BEACH:

11:30am 2 granola bars 300 - at different times

peach 50 

 throughout the beach time - sausage and bread 300 crackers 100

DINNER back at home ;)

chicken skewers 250? Veggies in a little sauce 150, rice 250. 650...(ordered thai even though i have food at home because friend from an hour away went with me to beach and she loves this restaurant!) 

kombucha 50..

1900 ;) 

did some walking at beach (nothing crazy or too strenuous, which i guess is a nice change of pace!) and will do a little more walking tonight.

went to dentist at 6pm was fine :)

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Tomorrow is SUPER exciting. In the morning, I have volunteered to work from 10am-12pm at the Queens Farm! It's around 20 minutes away.  There are animals, but volunteers will not be with them, i will prob be picking veggies or weeds LOL. i am excited to volunteer! what is better than to get off my but*, and help out the nearby farm (it's small but it really exists, in the heart of Queens!)

also, I have only two more weeks of the project management class (this week and next!) super excited to be DONE with that course.

Will begin studying my project management notes. Will also be studying paralegal again.

I will begin actively looking for work around September.

I may volunteer at the farm again, if my time there on Tuesday goes well. Volunteering is only Tuesdays and Sundays. It's nice to do something nice, if my work can help others!

 

Progress as of today: -5 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!


Horn_of_plenty - Sunday Aug 09, 2020
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

8:30am  Breakfast cereal 220, rest of the currants 50, almond milk 30, kombucha 50...350

1pm big lunch full of volume: lots of tomatoes 100, olive oil 100, fresh basil, salt, 2 small flatbreads 200, good topping of pumpkin spread 200. It was a little too much volume and I feel tired now!

4pm snack: ? Gummies and chips - gave into some temptation 400, strawberries 50,

6pm chocolate, more seltzer with stevia...50 during workout of upper body and legs. more choolate at 7pm 50...getting hungry, but slow on the exercises...

7:30 took a break from exercising to eat a light dinner: 1 egg, 1 egg white 100, a south indian bitter karela recipe (very healthy) 50-100, chips 200 (tortillas). 400 all healthy.

1950...

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farmer's market this AM to pick up veggies with friend who gave me my 2nd tour of her garden while it's high in season! :) scored some basil and tomatoes..

planning on weights out on my terrace and another short walk in the evening.

Mostly relaxed today, will update my website, and took a nap after lunch!..unplanned nap, just ate a lot and ended up falling asleep on my couch since i got tired and laid down.

not much cardio today, but tomorrow is a big beach day and i'm driving. so i relaxed and i'm ready for tomorrow.

Tuesday will be cool too..

I'm looking forward to this week!

Progress as of today: -5 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

happy-1 on 08/09/2020:
Farmers market sounds like an amazing way to start the day.

Horn_of_plenty on 08/09/2020:
totally was :) i accidentally fell asleep after lunch and took my time with the rest of the day though! LOL. i just realized we have quite a lot of Farmer's markets around. I may spend the next couple weekends checking out one or two more.



Horn_of_plenty - Saturday Aug 08, 2020
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

 9:30 breakfast: 2 cups corn flakes 220, fresh currants 50, almond milk 30. 300, kombucha 50. 350.

 1:30 lunch flatbread 220, eggplant spread 100, half a sausage 110. 450..

5:30 large snack / light meal: this indian karella, some tastes 50, bigger amount of indian sauteed pumpkin 100-150, gummies 200. 400. sparkling drink..100.

7:30pm flatbread 100, more pumpkin/karella 100...craving a yogurt :( maybe i'll take a walk and get one.

 

1500...

 

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I had another rough evening with R last night. he was argumentative (maybe bc it was friday and he'd spent his day hard at work in his apt which can be stressful).  as we walked around a special neighborhood i wanted to visit, he told me once to "shut up."  usually he doesn't say it so blatantly, but he doesn't like when i comment on all the homes (i do comment a LOT during the walks) and neighborhood. I like to talk on the walks, he wants me to be basically silent so he can have his own thoughts on the walk, which remains sorta difficult for me.

It started to drizzle when our walk ended and I drove us back in the rain. He wanted me to specifically drop him off at a certain exact place and i didn't have that specific corner in mind. He started to yell and say i never know where i'm going, bad driver, etc. He yellled for me to stop the car and was especially distracting.  It upset me and when he got out, he just walked away. I started to scream when i was alone in my car. He acted, in my opinion, like a complete A**HOLE! he was very, very rude. and no, i do not think i warranted or deserved his behavior.  

So last night, i cursed hiim back in a text and I decided to tell him that I will NOT hang out with him today.  I will not submit myself to his behavior. Of course, he ignored my texts.  I have no need to apoligize to him.  He was super dramatic and absolutely wrong. He knows how i feel about him getting super aggressive and that i do not appreiate it. so, i will not hang with him until he absolutely apologizes.  the last fight, i actually apologized to him, this time, there's NO WAY i will. he is so, so, so in the wrong. 

Progress as of today: -5 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

happy-1 on 08/08/2020:
Ooooooooh honey, I wish I could give you a hug. That is way over the line... If he acts like that...

What's the appeal that keeps you coming back and the apologies make it OK?

Horn_of_plenty on 08/08/2020:
it certainly makes his appeal lower and lower. i like the activities we do together and he and i are so close that i have drifted much farther from my other friends. i see him almost every week...he usually doesn't behave as bad as he did yesterday.

you are right, i agree 100%. i would love to develop a new relationship with someone else, maybe some day in the future. :)


happy-1 on 08/08/2020:
Something like that would be hard to shake off and make space for someone new. I'd probably have to change cities.

Horn_of_plenty on 08/09/2020:
exactly. so i leave it alone for now. but this weekend, i'm not hanging out with him.


happy-1 on 08/08/2020:
Plus if it's not broke, don't fix it.

Horn_of_plenty on 08/09/2020:
def not fixing...



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