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Horn_of_plenty - Friday Mar 13, 2020
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 113.0

kombucha 50

breakfast: yogurt 150 and choc muffin 150, coffee 100..

snack: almonds 50 or another muffin (last one!) and chocolate

lunch: morningstar veggie burger 100, cabbage 200, ...maybe chips. 150

3pm snack: tbd ?clementines 100

4:30pm snack: mostly white chocolate and a few almonds 150

snack at home around 6:30pm- was going to go outside, but maybe just for 10 min.. blackberries 100, gummy fish! how i LOVE these 100

dinner: leftovers at home - chicken and veggies cooked and protein bar. 400

1850 :)

tonight: upper body exercises, abs, situps

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tomorrow: leg exercises (just 1x this week) 

also tomorrow:

baking :) more  turkey meatballs because i liked them, another dessert - i should have all the ingredients.

Progress as of today: -3 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!

innerpeace on 03/13/2020:
Have a great weekend!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/13/2020:
you too...it'll be long and restful i think. i have Monday off as a vacation day bc i originally had an appt which i switched to another date but kept the day as off lol.


bearcountrygg on 03/13/2020:
Since you can take time off in March anyway....it worked out okay.

Horn_of_plenty on 03/13/2020:
yes, i have 3 vacation days left this month...and also 2 sick days i planned to use next month...but can use them early if we have to take off

Horn_of_plenty on 03/13/2020:
i have so many days this year because i was out on disability for 6 weeks in the fall and didn't use many of my vaca / sick days before that point!


Donkey on 03/14/2020:
Oh enjoy your baking this weekend!

I wrote on my entry today about needing time off. Ugh... I'm rather jealous. :-)

Horn_of_plenty on 03/14/2020:
yes, the time off i have is really helping me to balance things and be able to do a little more each week ;) ...sorry you do not have the time off. usually the month of March is more of a struggle for me too. lol.

yes, hoping to bake and cook a few things :)



Horn_of_plenty - Thursday Mar 12, 2020
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 113.0

kombucha 50

8:30-9am breakfast: yogurt 150, coffee 50, choc muffin 200. 

11am snack: second of my muffins 150

lunch: will be some Pringles chips 150-200dried jackfruit 150, cabbage 200 tops, microwavable veggie burger 100, fruit clementine 50. 550.

snack: almonds if necessary/chocolate 100

dinner: not sure, maybe a microwavable meal (lasagna) with little sweet peppers on side, gummy package too.

ended up picking up food to eat on my way home - chicken with skin 350, lots of veggies 200, and too many gummies 300. 850.

2050.

Tonight's plans:

stay off the cardio (still recovering from 3mi walk on Wednesday night), get home quicker, do leg exercises that i started in the morning, go to sleep earlier, read some of the chapter i selected to read this week for class (which may be canceled saturday due to Coronavirus!...still waiting to hear final confirmation to see if Saturday class is cancelled...yes, i got a call and my Saturday class for project managment is cancelled for this week and i am sure the next couple weeks.

 

Progress as of today: -3 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!

Donkey on 03/13/2020:
Are you able to do leg exercises while recovering from walking?

Dinner sounds yummy!

Interesting about your class being canceled. Probably for the best.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/13/2020:
dinner was healthy and great!

i replied back to your on your diary.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/13/2020:
oh yes, the union is cancelling all extra activities outside normal working hours. so no classes (and the class i was taking was also associated with the New York State City University system...which is also closed).



Horn_of_plenty - Wednesday Mar 11, 2020
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 113.0

 Slept in because I fasted before physical but was told I don't have to fast anymore :) just to eat light next time :)

1pm granola bar and kombucha 150

3pm bagel toasted with cc and lox 400, 250. 150. And a large coffee 100

4:30 gummies 100

late evening snack: protein cookie 200, kombucha 50

total today approx 1400, great! Maybe closer to 1600- I think I underestimated the cream cheese it was a ton.

did some weights, and some light walking. was a good day.

 

Progress as of today: -3 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!


Horn_of_plenty - Tuesday Mar 10, 2020
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 113.0

kombucha 50

breakfast: muffin 170, coffee 50, yogurt 150....370

choc/almonds 180

tomato 50, cabbage mixed with leftover thai with tofu but not much..350, jackfruit 100.500...half a very big bagel 200

clementine 50

dinner: McDonald's 600 tops

 left work 5:30 , which is totally ok today..a light dinner at starbucks for sure...

did pushups in AM but skipping weights tonight - will do them tomorrow instead. got home at 10pm after walking the 2.5mi home from therapy appt.

10pm snack: gummies 100, blackberries 100

2150

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I get out of work at 5:30pm. I should get to Forest Hills around 6:15pm. I will then go and get some dinner somewhere (not sure yet). After that, I will walk to the therapy place and read until my appt at 8pm! Then, appt should end around 8:45pm. I will walk partial way home and then take the bus home. - walked the whole thing !

I should get home around 9:30-9:45pm. I will sleep in as i do NOT have work tomorrow. 

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Tomorrow i have a couple doctor's / eye appts at 12pm-2:30pm all in the same place. then i'll pick up some veggies/seltzer/meat for both this week/all of next week.

tomorrow in the evening i'm going to an author/book talk. 

Then back to work Thursday :)

Progress as of today: -3 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!

Donkey on 03/11/2020:
Oh how I wish I had the day off... :)

How did you like the new therapist?

The author/book talk sounds really interesting!

horn_of_plenty on 03/11/2020:
New therapist is amazingly nice and seems wayyyy better than the last one!

Because I wasted so much time and slept thru the whole morning I am contemplating skipping the library event to cook at home, exercise and home and read my study guide tonight :/

Horn_of_plenty on 03/11/2020:
but i may just go to the library :) we shall see!



Horn_of_plenty - Monday Mar 09, 2020
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 113.0

I actually have started showering at night once a week or so (the rest of the days showering in the morning!), so i can wake up and go! Doesn't always work for me, but, I am enjoying this approach at least right now during winter when i'm not sweating much and want some fast mornings! :)  This night routine leaves my face smoother and less dry in the winter and my hairline less flakey. I will think about this for the rest of the Winter...

kombucha 50

breakfast: coffee lrg 100, brownie 170, yogurt 150: 420

snack: almonds? 100

lunch: thai food veggies 250 with my meatballs 150...chips 200 600

snack: raspberries 100 (but they were not very good!)

snacks: dried mango 50, chocolate 50, almonds 100

dinner: TBD but i have a decent amount of food at home this week. leftover semi fried tofu and veggies, added cabbage in too..250, 250. 500. gummies, kombucha150

2150

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Plans for tonight:

boil some eggs for the week...on the stove now!

Prepare lunch for Tuesday (since i have a lot of food, but it's highly disorganized in my fridge!)...eh i'll do tomorrow morning.

Do sit-ups (skipped in AM)...will def do!

Do leg exercises

Go to Bed on early side

Progress as of today: -3 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 03/09/2020:
With all of the various flu's out there right now...it is probably a very good idea to shower at night instead of in the morning.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/09/2020:
:-)


Donkey on 03/10/2020:
I shower at night. I think it helps me get to sleep faster and better. Also, I like washing away the dirt from the day before getting into bed.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/10/2020:
for the rest of the cooler weather season, i may do the shower at night thing more often :)



Horn_of_plenty - Sunday Mar 08, 2020
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 113.0

 10am Kombucha 100

11am rice Krispie treat 100, coffee 100

1pm banana 150, wrap 100, butter 100, turkey meatballs 150

4pm wrap 100 butter 100 turkey meatballs 100

5:30 Rice Krispie treat 100 before walking at park by me 

dinner: takeout thai food - fried tofu 200?, veggies sauteed 350?, raspberries and a plum 200, and two packs of gummies. 150. 900

2100

took defensive driving course today at a class instruction so it'd pass fast and I wouldn't have to do it at home :)

will pick up dinner on drive home :) lots of veggies are planned :-)

did my taxes last night :)

 

Progress as of today: -3 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!

Donkey on 03/08/2020:
This was one heck of a productive weekend for you! Way to go!!!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/09/2020:
THANK YOU ;-)

I will be off from Work Wednesday for dr's appointments but also it's a free day to sleep in ;)


bearcountrygg on 03/08/2020:
I need to get on the taxes myself...thanks for the reminder...I have been forgetting to do ours.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/09/2020:
it took me less time than ever. Still long as i procrastinated with a meal before doing them, lol, and then i went looking for something during them...took around 2 hours of mostly focusing just on taxes :) glad i'll receive a check in the mail soon, i hope!



Horn_of_plenty - Saturday Mar 07, 2020
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 113.0

 Kombucha 50

coffee 100, wrap 100, cream cheese 100 egg 100

lunch wrap 100 cc 100, egg 100, gummies 100.. 400

3pm-4pm after class gummies with sugar and chips 200, more sf gummies of my own 160, light almond milk & coffee 50.

dinner: LOTS of peppers 150, 2 plums 100, veggie burger in a wrap 200, 1 small turkey meatball 50. 500....chips and more gummies 300

2050..

 Laundry is done and walked an hour. Looking to do some work on my taxes now!

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thinking to go out to the park for a walk and pick up some prepared food for dinner (veggies) on the way home...or, i can just eat light tonight. Also going to put some cabbage in the slow cooker. I should really buy an instant pot within the next year or so.

 

Progress as of today: -3 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!

Donkey on 03/07/2020:
Hope you have a good class today!

Horn_of_plenty on 03/07/2020:
yes, it was. and nice to get a walk in during the lunch break :)

Horn_of_plenty on 03/07/2020:
i will basically have class every saturday until May 2nd with one weekend off. Next time we do a PROJECT in the upcoming advanced class starting in two weeks, but i think we get to work on it during class :) Decided to challenge myself and take the class :)


bearcountrygg on 03/07/2020:
Hope you have a good one!

Horn_of_plenty on 03/07/2020:
yeah, i am :) had to prepare food fast this AM, which is the reason for two similar meals lol



Horn_of_plenty - Friday Mar 06, 2020
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 113.0

So i cooked these brownies, they cooked up and taste great! but why did they sink in the cupcake mold? at least these taste great.

kombucha 50

breakfast: chocolate brownie sf 170 with yogurt 130, coffee 100. 400 

snack: lindt small chcolate bunny someone gave me 50-100cal, almonds 100, chocolates (darn, this coffee i had this AM was STRONG!)

lunch: veggie burger 100 on an english muffin 150, tomato 20, microwavable flavored brussel sprouts 250 ...500

snack: 3:30pm plum 50

4:30pm snack: chocolate bc why not!? 100

1350...

dinner: no idea at the moment...thinking same as lately which is more like snacks for dinner

raspberries 120, gummies 100, sf jello 30...250 couple meatballs, clementine, kombucha 200

1800. And time for bed :)

 Nobody is here except me and i may just leave early :) (half hour early)

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Lunch today: return books to library since i didn't finish them but will not finish them as now i'm studying materials for my class.  since my office is moving back to an area of queens, i will no longer be commuting to nyc after this month and these books need to go back to the nyc library unless i plan on coming into city just to return them! LOL. so i will take them out of a library in queens when i'm ready to go back to reading them...DONE!

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Plans for tonight

Walk a mile of commute WEATHER PERMITTING...walked 2.5mi !!!!

Leg exercises done ! 

cooked my meatballs :) they came out good. Maybe next time I'll use a bit more seasoning but they came out good. 

RELAX...maybe make my turkey meatballs (otherwise i'll do it Saturday)...i have class early on Saturday morning, so willl probably just go to bed early after i do what i have to do tonight.

Saturday plans

class, walk during the break

come home and go on bike after a snack and do video chat with Paris friend

after phone with Paris friend, make turkey meatballs / do laundry saturday night

Sunday plans

possibly upper body WEIGHTS in morning before 6hr def driving course (wanted to drive somewhere i don't usually drive and didn't want to take it online at all!)

defensive driving course from 11am-5pm.  it's a little far, so i have to leave my apt by 10am to get there without rushing.

Pick up some veggies / frozen foods on way home from def driving course...

Do bike / stepper at home after Def Driving Course

 

Progress as of today: -3 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 03/06/2020:
brownies ...sink in the middle when there is too much air beaten into them and during the baking...the air can't continue to hold the batter up.......also...they may be under cooked and still just batter in the middle.....brownies just barely need to be mixed.....cakes need to be beaten and fluffy...where brownie batter needs to be dense.......but it's good that they still taste good...so it doesn't really matter.

horn_of_plenty on 03/07/2020:
Yes I whipped wayyyy too hard ! Next time I’ll mix with a spoon!!!


bearcountrygg on 03/06/2020:
How nice for you that you will be working closer to home again...so much more time to do the things you want to do. I've never heard of a defensive driving course.....so I looked it up and I guess Michigan has them too...just not something I had known existed....sure can't hurt.

horn_of_plenty on 03/07/2020:
Any time savings is appreciated ! Should save me at least 15min



Horn_of_plenty - Thursday Mar 05, 2020
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 113.0

kombucha 100 with pushups done quickly.

breakfast: eng muffin 150, last of the pollack patties 100, avo 150, coffee 50: 450

snacks: pomegranate dark chocolate 150     almonds?

lunch: buffet takeout probably or half buffet and also my frozen casserole from last week....fried rice with pork 300, veggies 50, mushrooms 100, eng muffin 150.

snacks: clementine / plum; raspberries 150

dinner: protein bar, 200, gummies 100..dried jackfruit   100, light ice cream 150

2000

Tonight Plans:

- walk a mile of my commute = done!!!

- upper body weights = done !

- start organizing docs for turbo tax if i do weights quickly when i first get home...

To summuarize this week: even though i am sleeping enough, it's been a week of less demands but feeling more tired and hungry.  i am feeling quite under the weather in terms of energy this week. everyday i'm looking forward to going home. 

it could be combined with knowing we will be moving offices soon, which can be very uncomfortable. it will be a new location, a trailer, a few stops closer to where i live :) but just the moving process is a little uncomfortable.

Progress as of today: -3 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!

legcramps on 03/05/2020:
You're doing a great job of getting in some exercise during that commute, and also getting those pushups done this morning! I applaud you for taking the extra time; I have such a hard time getting in exercise in the mornings. I should really work on this more.

This week feels to me like it's going so slowly! Like it's only Thursday?!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/05/2020:
lately the weeks are going very fast for me with the addition of the class on saturdays and other things going on.

for some reason my body feels tired this week...with dull pains my upper body lately. like a dull soreness in my arms. not sure why. like i have slight chills and i'm sick - but i'm not. maybe i'm just fighting germs or something.

it's soooo much better when i do the pushups before work. because when i do them in combo with my other upper body moves, it takes some strength / energy away from those moves and it also just slows down my upper body workout. even though in mornings the pushups just take like 5 min, when i wait till evening, they could take forever ;) i just stretch it out. so it's good to get them done in the AM!



Horn_of_plenty - Wednesday Mar 04, 2020
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 113.0

kombucha 80, later candies 50 before later breakfast at work, errand first

"better" breakfast (and split it into 2):  english muffin 150, fish / bean patty 100, avo 150, coffee 50: 450

11am hot lemonade tea mix 50 cal

lunch: leftover chicken from Saturday night 200-250 (should be good just for today lol) and salad with dressing 100, english muffin 150,  500

snacks: plum, clementine 100, dried fruit 150, almonds 100

banaana and tea on walk home 100

dinner: tbd - i am still craving those gummies. not sure with what. Gummies 200, microwaveable egg bites 250 

1950....

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Tonight

- need to do situps OH YES.....DONE!!!!!!!!!!!

- will do mile walk home during commute WILL TRY NOT TO SKIP = reasons why i cannot stay late! DONE!!!!!!!

- will do some leg strength exercises I SHOULD. = reasons why i cannot stay late at work! DONE!!!!!!!!!!!!

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- thinking to make my turkey burgers soon, bought the meat last night :)

Progress as of today: -3 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!


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